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The '''WoWWiki experts approval or change process''' will be a straightforward consensus process with an [[WoWWiki:Administrators|admin]] interpreting the comments to decide if and expert should be approved or changed. ''Feel free to [[WoWWiki talk:Experts_approval_or_change_process|discuss]] any changes to the process you would like to recommend.''
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The '''WoWWiki experts approval or change process''' will be a straightforward consensus process with an [[WoWWiki:Administrators|admin]] interpreting the comments to decide if an expert should be approved or changed. This process is in place for users who may not have been selected as an expert, but feel they meet the requirements. ''Feel free to [[WoWWiki talk:Experts_approval_or_change_process|discuss]] any changes to the process you would like to recommend.''
   
 
== Approval process ==
 
== Approval process ==
 
To get approved the candidate must have a section on the signup page.
 
To get approved the candidate must have a section on the signup page.
* An admin will review comments made by other users about each candidate and decide on approval if the candidate meets the minimum requirements or gets overwhelming support or opposition.
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* Admins will review the editing history of the potential expert as it relates to the desired category. History of interaction with other members of the community will also play a role.
* A minimum of 5 positive or negative comments will be needed before a decision is made.
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* Community members may also weigh in on the decision.
 
** As usual, sockpuppets or other means of gaming the system will result in disqualification (likely permanent).
 
** As usual, sockpuppets or other means of gaming the system will result in disqualification (likely permanent).
* An admin will decide on approval based on comments and try to seek consensus.
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* Admins will decide on approval based on history and/or comments and try to seek consensus.
* Once an expert is chosen, they're signup section will be archived.
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* Once an expert is chosen, their signup section will be archived.
   
 
== Change process ==
 
== Change process ==
The signup page will also be used for requests by other users to change the expert (basically choose a different expert).
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The signup page will also be used for requests by other users to remove an expert.
* An admin will review comments made by other users about other candidates besides the incumbent expert.
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* Admins will review comments made by users about the current expert in question. Current experts of the category (if any) may also review the comments.
* Alternative candidates must have a minimum of 5 positive comments and at least one more positive comment than the incumbent.
 
 
** As usual, sockpuppets or other means of gaming the system will result in disqualification (likely permanent).
 
** As usual, sockpuppets or other means of gaming the system will result in disqualification (likely permanent).
* An admin will decide to keep incumbent or choose an alternate based on comments and try to seek consensus.
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* Admins and the current category expert(s) will decide to keep the expert in question based on comments and try to seek consensus.
* If the incumbent is chosen to remain, the signup section of the incumbent will be archived.
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* After the decision is made, the comments will be archived.
* If a new expert is chosen, the signup section of the previous expert and the new expert will be archived.
 
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 01:30, October 13, 2012

The WoWWiki experts approval or change process will be a straightforward consensus process with an admin interpreting the comments to decide if an expert should be approved or changed. This process is in place for users who may not have been selected as an expert, but feel they meet the requirements. Feel free to discuss any changes to the process you would like to recommend.

Approval process

To get approved the candidate must have a section on the signup page.

  • Admins will review the editing history of the potential expert as it relates to the desired category. History of interaction with other members of the community will also play a role.
  • Community members may also weigh in on the decision.
    • As usual, sockpuppets or other means of gaming the system will result in disqualification (likely permanent).
  • Admins will decide on approval based on history and/or comments and try to seek consensus.
  • Once an expert is chosen, their signup section will be archived.

Change process

The signup page will also be used for requests by other users to remove an expert.

  • Admins will review comments made by users about the current expert in question. Current experts of the category (if any) may also review the comments.
    • As usual, sockpuppets or other means of gaming the system will result in disqualification (likely permanent).
  • Admins and the current category expert(s) will decide to keep the expert in question based on comments and try to seek consensus.
  • After the decision is made, the comments will be archived.

See also

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