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RfC notice

Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#Should_editing_on_Wikipedia_be_limited_to_accounts_only? - Notice about a discussion asking whether editing on Wikipedia should be limited to accounts only? - jc37 15:48, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Change to desysop/decrat policy

Please note that as the result of a recently-closed RfC, all user rights should be removed from users when they are indefinitely sitebanned by the community, including admin and 'crat if applicable. A section has been added at WP:DESYSOP and I have added this to WP:CRAT's list of cases in which a bureaucrat may desysop someone. It's not clear what the exact procedure would be for a decratting under this policy, which may be worth discussing. -- Tamzin[cetacean needed] (she|they|xe) 07:00, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tamzin I added a little more to Wikipedia:Bureaucrats#Removal of permissions to clarify that. The procedure would be the same for -sysop or -crat here - someone posts a request here at WP:BN, citing the criteria and providing the evidence. — xaosflux Talk 13:45, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
..Thanks for the additional update, a posting here is prob best for "where to put the record" for those -crat's that don't come from arbcom - but yes, the actually processing follows from meta:Steward_requests/Permissions#Removal of access for crats. — xaosflux Talk 18:37, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As a historical note, it's interesting that the onetime presumption of desysop-by-steward has essentially been repealed at common law. That is to say, when desysop-by-'crat was first allowed, it was only under enumerated circumstances, with all others to still be handled by stewards (hence the weird artefact that stewards can unilaterally emergency-desysop but by the letter of policy 'crats can't). Desysop-by-'crat upon death was, I gather, added as an common-sense matter sometime thereafter, and shows the evolution away from that presumption of steward action. And now, more than a decade after 'crats gained the -sysop perm, we've had an RfC that added a new cause for desysop but didn't specify a procedure, and no one's challenged the presumption that such a desysop would of course be actioned by 'crats. None of this is a criticism or call for any policy changes; I just find that an interesting case of wiki-common-law in action. -- Tamzin[cetacean needed] (she|they|xe) 18:57, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
One of the standard steward rules is that we don't manage permissions on local project with a community when they have the ability to do it themselves; so if a SRP for something like -sysop came up, we'd normally decline it when there exist local 'crats with such access. — xaosflux Talk 19:45, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Resignation as Administrator

Resignation as Administrator. Please accept my resignation as Administrator. Chronic illness has prevented me from contributing to Wikipedia for some time. This is likely to continue for an unknown amount of time. If the situation improves, I will be happy to take up the reins again. Thank you.  DDStretch  (talk) 08:40, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That has been done for you User:ddstretch. I wish you well. SilkTork (talk) 08:46, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]