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As you can see after you look at the Special:WikiActivity for days, weeks, even months. You will notice that there are only 3 bureaucrats that usualy edit and work on the articles from this wiki.

Those are User:DancePowderer, User:Yatanogarasu and User:MasterDeva.

We have Special:ListUsers/sysop 8 administrators and 6 of them are bureaucrats.

As it can be seen here in the statistics for most main edits, there are bureaucrats that haven't edited an article for a long while. Examples are User:Mugiwara Franky who already said well enough that he will not be active here anymore and won't edit. So his rights as a sysop should have been taken away a long while ago.

User:Justyn has very very few edits. And hasn't edited on this wiki ever since the year 2008! I wonder why is he still a bureaucrat as well. He has done nothing for the last 3 years!

User:BattleFranky202 has not edited an article for 88 days. Even if he logged in 9 days ago. Not editing an article, which should be one of the most important responsibilities for a bureaucrat is not being done.

I understand the case about kazuya since he/she is the founder of this wiki. I'm not sure if it is even possible to strip him/her of his/her rights.

All of the users named don't seem to have done their job well enough to deserve their rights as bureaucrats on this wiki so I believe we should replace them with others. {C   リ チ ャ ー ド   Strong Fist «ℑ» «ℜ» «✩» «☯» Mornin'! ™21:49/11/Dec/2011 (UTC) 


Well said.

Yeah, totally agree.. Admins should be active and participate at everything.. It seems that only those 3 are active.. And before that MasterDeva was inactive, so it was only 2 admins.. The others are really inactive. LPKWhat?21:52,12/11/2011

I agree. The inactive administrators should be stripped of their title and give it to more deserving people. Maybe some of the reason against it is if the users come back. You can't be inactive for that many days and expect to still be an admin. There are several people who are quite dedicated to this wiki and deserve to have their hard work rewarded.Dmurray1031 22:04, December 11, 2011 (UTC)

Nothing like a good nonissue, is there? I really don't see why this is a problem. The way I see it, someone should only be stripped of adminship if they do something to deliberately harm the wiki, and none of them have done that. Then again, now that something as completely harmless as this has been brought to the light, you guys will probably start crowing for something to be done about it. How does finding this out affect your activity on the wiki as opposed to before you knew?Ask yourselves, what are those people doing to the wiki that they deserve to be stripped (note that I used present tense)? And being inactive isn't a good enough reason. Just think, if this were brought up maybe only a month or two ago, Deva would be out of a job the way you guys are talking. This issue was harmless, and now that one person decided to have a problem with it, that just creates more problems.DancePowderer Talk 22:43, December 11, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah.. I mean.. If it isnt a good reason to take the admin postion from a user that havent edited since 2008 then what is? I dont actually have a huge problem about it, but now that is on the table I should bring my opinion.. LPKWhat?01:06,12/12/2011

There is nothing wrong with them. The wiki needs active admins, so if the active ones are too few, we nominate new ones, but the inactive admins (who are the same of inactive users) still remain trustworthy, if they will come back (like Deva) they'll continue to provide their help like they did in the past, nothing more. Stripping the admin rights should be done only when the users become untrustworthy or goes against the wiki's good. I understand your logic, but it's not a problem as it seems, this happen on other wikis as well. Moreover there is one problem in doing what you ask, you can't demote a bureaucrat, only Wikia' Staff can do that. leviathan_89 01:20, 12 December, 2011 (UTC)

I see. And the fact that you can strip the position of an admin is basically out of the list, cause they only have to vandalize to get their position off, and not if they are not paying attention to this wiki at all.. LPKWhat?01:32,12/12/2011

Just to be clear, you cannot demote a bureaucrat but an "admin only" can be demoted by a bureaucrat like DP. leviathan_89 01:55, 12 December, 2011 (UTC)

Here's an idea: let's ask these inactive admins to see if they want to return to help edit anymore. If not (or if they remain silent) then we remove their admin status. Yata Talk to me 02:05, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Sounds good.. LPKWhat?02:13,12/12/2011

Then let's ask, and if we don't receive a respond in 7 days (or some other timelimit that you guys want), then we remove them and give their positions to some other editors: that would lead to a new forum opening for voting and debating.

As a suggestion for the future, if an admin decides to be inactive for an extended period of time (like 2-3 months) and still wishes to maintain their status, they should put a notification on their user page beforehand. Does it sound good? Yata Talk to me 02:17, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

It's the right thing to do, yeah nice. LPKWhat?02:19,12/12/2011

Set the timelimit at a month but in the meantime I think Two More ADMINS should be approved can someone possibly make a nomination section. If so my votes go to LPK and Levithan Tuckyd 02:41, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

The month is fine. But this isn't about looking for new admins. This has to do with the admins who haven't been active for some time.DancePowderer Talk 03:12, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

As DP said, this is not about getting new admins. This wiki already has enough admins. It is true that those listed about in the list of In-Active Admins are little at fault but its not upto use to decide to give them a second chance or not, they deserve it for the contribution they have given to this wiki. They were the one who shaped this wiki to what it is now and we must appreciate their work. A month notice sounds fair and if they do not reply or say that they can't be active anymore then active admins will take action. Again, we don't need new admins. Monkey.D.Me 03:29, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

This sounds pretty good to me, if they don't want the position, or if they are never gonna use it, then they can forfeit their titles. As for current admins, they are doing a damn good job, so we dont really need any more right now. PX15|What's up?|3:32 12/Dec/2011 UTC 

I fail to understand why we need to demote them...If the other admins decide that they need more help than we'd elect new admins, but demoting them for the sake of demoting them seems a bit pointless.  Fanta Talk  09:02, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Exact same thoughts as Panda. sff9 10:13, December 12, 2011

Sounds reasonable.. Let Yata leave them a message though, and we'll see how it goes. If they dont answer then we'll see what to do.. LPKWhat?11:32,12/12/2011

Erm.. just gonna ask.. will it hurt the OP wiki if we have lots of admins..?? I mean if we need new admins .. just elect. We don't have to strip other users just to give their position to others.                     ●๋•Nacchy●๋• 12:55, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

I find it a little disturbing in myself to see that we have an admin that has fewer edits than most of the active users here. Two of the inactive admins left this wiki. I can call that betraying their position and running away from responsabilities. I see it this way: In a bussiness, if you do nothing, you get fired or get lower in position. They have become admins for editing and doing something on the wiki and they don't do it while others work their ass off. Its unfair, truly unfair to see this kind of thing. An admin working really hard at editing and one does not, becomes inactive and still has the same rights! Are you so lazy to demote them. Not for the sake of demoting, but for showing that an admin on this wiki edits and has some standards. I don't see how admins such as Mugiwara Franky will come back to edit. As you can see in my link about the sysop list, Battle Franky logged in just yesterday! But I see that he has done nothing in regard to what his responsabilites as an admin are.  リ チ ャ ー ド   Strong Fist «ℑ» «ℜ» «✩» «☯» Mornin'! ™13:32/12/Dec/2011 (UTC) 

Log in, means log in Wikia's network, so he could just be logged in another wiki or just come to take a look (through cookies Wikia will remember you if you don't log out, so if he visited any wiki under Wikia, it will results as a "log in"). For what I know he moved to One Piece Wikki. The admins with few edits are probably those at the early days of the wiki. If the main problem is having them in the list of admins, then we can simply categorize users, many wikis do that, like make a category for the active admins and one for non-active users, this way it's easy to find an admin for new users. leviathan_89 16:19, 12 December, 2011 (UTC)

Rici, you're acting like they're committing some kind of crime by not showing up. There is no obligation here. They are allowed to work for a bit and then leave. People have lives, things change. There is nothing wrong with keeping them there. Anyone who can read will clearly see that they are inactive due to their last login and edit dates. Sometimes they leave and come back. Sometimes they don't. It's not something to make a huge deal about. I think we really don't need to delve into this any further, since I still see no overarching issue here.DancePowderer Talk 16:28, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Its my way of seeing against yours. So I don't think I will be able to change your opinion. Yata said that he'll send them a message asking if they still wanna be admins. I just told you my opinion and Levi, if it comes to them keeping their rights. I think we should really do such a thing. Even now, it is a great idea.   リ チ ャ ー ド   Strong Fist «ℑ» «ℜ» «✩» «☯» Mornin'! ™16:47/12/Dec/2011 (UTC) 

I get that they aren't harming us at all, but the fact of the matter is, if they aren't coming back, then do they really need their positions? Think of it as a clean up or an update, and not like firing people. Like we said before, we will ask them what they want, and if they don't respond or don't care, we will remove their admin rights. I don't really see how this is a big deal anyways.  PX15|What's up?|16:55 12/Dec/2011 UTC 

Well there is no real point in mantaining them or removing them! It's all about their opinion anyways. Yata is going to send them a message if they don't want to remain then we strip them if they wan't to remain then we atleast should ask them to contribute more if they don't! Let's wait yata's response   MJ  AHEM what do you want?    17:00 12/Dec/2011 (UTC)

The amount of edits isn't the only thing admins are judged on, and even if they were then the one with the most edits on this wiki is still MF, who also is an admin...anyways i agree with Panda, I see no use for demoting them and I believe we should just leave the admin status as some kind of honorific title. (It doesn't hurt to leave it, does it?) The Humaniod Typhoon Talkco

Hey, here is a link for the wikipedia admin definition: I know this may not be how our wiki operates, but it says that admins must lead by example and fulfill their administrative duties. While I appreciate the service they have given, these unactive admins are no longer doing this in my opinion. Just a thought.  PX15|What's up?|17:06 12/Dec/2011 UTC 

The thing is there is nothing wrong with having those admins, even if they are inactive, maybe we can demote some (like Justyn...?) but not the ones who have contributed on this wiki to make the wiki as big as it is today. As I said, we should leave at least some of them as a honorific title. (btw PX, you should make your signature into a template, since it's a bit confusing on the source mode) The Humaniod Typhoon Talkco

Wikipedia is not Wikia so that definition isn't valid. SeaTerror 17:47, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

So we are talkin about 2 admins.. Justyn and BattleFranky.. Justyn is a bureaucrat...

  • I get what DP is saying, like they didnt do anything 'bad' to strip their position.. But it doesnt hurt really if we actually sent them a message to see if they are gonna return. Leave Yata sent them messages and then we'll see whats going on..
  • About the fact that they may be active and dont edit at all shows that they dont care about this wiki anymore, and want to just keep that position for ever. BattleFranky was asked by Yazzy back in September if he wants to keep the sysop position and he said 'yes, im active now'.. His last edit is back at Semtember.. LPKWhat?18:31,12/12/2011

While the matter is still hot I would like to remind you all that We are not doing this to get new admins. As Nan-ch asked about if having many admins can harm the wiki? Yes, it can in my opinion. This wiki has being doing great with the number of admins it had. DP and Deva been constant active and kept wiki in order. I do not care what happens to the in-active members and if they want to come back or not cause our wiki already has admins who can hold on their own. I understand how everyone feel that a person who has less edits and contribution then them has higher position and is been in-active for so long. You have every right to be angry but they also have their right to keep their position. Put yourself in their shoes and understand their sitution. Monkey.D.Me 18:54, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Damn sig, gotta fix that stupid thing......anyways, I don't really care about edits or anything, these people are no longer fulfilling their obligations as admins, no matter what type of wiki or wikipedia we are. PX15|What's up?|19:40 12/Dec/2011 UTC 

Discussion 2

I'm bringing this up, because this is an issue that need to be resolved.

We have 8 admins. 6 of them are not active, or ignoring this wiki. We have only two active admins. That had been the way for almost an entire year. User:Mugiwara Franky stated that he will not be editing on here anymore, and moved to his own One Piece wikkii. User:YazzyDream is active on other wikis, such as this wiki. User:MasterDeva edit on here just once, every few months, but do not do his responsibilities as an admin. User:BattleFranky202 never come on this wiki. He do check this wiki, although not often.

We have let them be inactive for too long. I believe that this is the time to decide whether to strip all of the inactive admins of their rights or let them keep their rights.

I also have a suggestion, we can give them two weeks to a month to come back and start taking up their responsibilities as admins, as they should be doing, and if they do not come back within the time limit, we strip them of their rights.

Thoughts on this?  Jademing  Talk   22:37, October 10, 2012 (UTC)

Well... This matter again... It has no use to deadmin them, but leaving them also has no use at all. So it's all about preferences. Personaly I think they once deserved their title, so to deadmin them just seems a bit unrespectful to me. But once again, this is a matter of preferences. The Humaniod Typhoon Talkco

I agree with Jade. If they do not follow through on their responsibilities as admins, they shouldn't be admins. Nobody's banning them from editing here, so it's not a huge deal to remove privileges that they clearly don't use, or in some cases clearly do not want. Admins should be around to help out, and if they aren't helping, they shouldn't be admins.

Also, Jade left out the Founder of the wiki who seemed to have a falling out with many of the first users here, and left to edit other websites (Links from his edits to his own page are inactive). All 12 of his edits are solely to user pages, and he is obviously not coming back to help in any way.

From reading the rest of this forum, I've seen the argument "It doesn't hurt to have them as admins" brought up a lot. But, since these users have gone inactive, the rules of the site have changed, and they could potentially come back and make admin-level edits that are harmful by our current standards. Especially if they come back randomly with no notice and just begin editing.

While I do think it's wrong of the admins to be inactive, I think we should also be a bit forgiving in how we remove their power. If we remove their powers, and then in a year, they come back requesting their admin powers back, their should be a process to do so. If they assure us that they have read the rules of the wikia again (in order to check for ones they've forgotten or have changed) and then make a couple hundred edits to prove they are serious about returning, we should give them their powers back. We shouldn't need to re-elect or talk to them in a forum as long as they can prove to the other admins that they are back to help for real.

Also, if somehow the other admins are reading this, I just want to ask them: "Do you honestly expect to come back and help out? If not, you should consider just telling us that and letting us move on. Thanks" JustSomeDude...  Talk | 23:13, October 10, 2012 (UTC)

THT, if they are no longer willing to help out with the wiki anymore, then they are no longer deserving of their sysop status. Imagine every molecule in your entire body spontaneously exploding at the speed of light (talk) 23:22, October 10, 2012 (UTC)

I agree with SomeDude. The admins might want to be admins again, so they should have the request to do so, provided they promise they can keep the title. Of course, we shouldn't revoke it before telling them. Let's message them, then give them at least 2 weeks to respond. No response, then their title gets revoked. If an admin has a problem with this, they should say something. You guys did great when you were active, but that's in the past now.

Also, I must say, Mugiwara isn't 112% inactive. There was a certain querral with a user a while ago (not saying any names), and he had to be a little active again to take care of it. Also, who doesn't remember when he proposed links to the Wikki here?

That's not to say he shouldn't be considered in our thought to revoke, though I know he's definetely going to respond. And since he works on a Wikki and not a Wikia, messaging him here won't be very effective, so we should message him on the Wikki. uknownada Talk 23:42, October 10, 2012 (UTC)

Agreed. For those users who do edit elsewhere, they should be contacted on places they actually edit. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 23:43, October 10, 2012 (UTC)
Nada, that is exactly what I suggested. Give the inactive admins a few weeks to come back (we leave a message on their wall first, of course), and if they do not come back, or reject the offer, then we can de-admin them. If they do come back within the time limit, they get to keep their rights. Just making it clear.  Jademing  Talk   23:53, October 10, 2012 (UTC)

I agree with deadmin them. No offense or anything, but some admins haven't even come on or edited for such a long time. They'll still be recognize as previous admins, people will still remember them. In the previous discussion, I think some didn't even respond at all. They used to be good admins, and I respect them for that but I think they have moved on with their lives and aren't going to edit anymore. If they do, it's probably going to be once in a while or something along those lines. But shouldn't the message that they have to respond be a little longer?    Karoo       Talk    00:40, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

Hahahaha, apologies for shameless laugh on this serious forum >_> its just funny to see my everyday joke getting serious again ^_^ all thanks to Bump Queen Ming! Now for the forum, yea .. if they are inactive and are not willing or able to participate in this wiki'e activities .. we need to make some desperate decisions, But I don't much agree with demoting them >_> if in future they decide to come back and help this wiki further its safe to keep the possibility open. So .. demoting the old admins?, Nope but I am sure I can change my mind if faced with strong reasons.   ☆ MDM ☆ (◕‿◕)   03:36, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

We don't mean to disregard the past administrator's efforts by removing their status, as several users have voiced concern of elsewhere. It is just misleading to newer users or whoever is unfamiliar with this site to have seven administrators listed (eight including the bot) when only two of them are actually active.

If you had a boss or authoritative figure who did nothing at all, would they really be able to keep their position? No, they would be let go due to negligence. They received that position based on the belief they would do their duty and in the situation where they do not, they are then removed.

I'm not saying the old admins are purposely ignoring their site, I'm just saying they've moved on. As we should also do. None exercise their administrative authority here, and only one or two edit every few months. Removing their status will not stop them from contributing, it isn't like we're banning them.

Out of respect for their work however, I propose we introduce a "Former Administrator" template which honours their contributions to the site and recognises the time they put into our community when they were active. These could be placed on their profile or talk pages for anyone to see that we do indeed appreciate their work.   Kuro      Ashi   05:45, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

I kinda saw it as "if we were voting for new admins, we wouldn't exactly vote in someone who has been inactive or has three edits over the past four months, right?" Personally, I don't think we need to edit other people's user pages, even if they are gone, but if people feel that that is necessary, then go for it. PX15.. 12:03, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

Since we're discussing this now, should we notify YazzyDream, MasterDeva, BattleFranky202, and Mugiwara Franky? And how do we notify Mugiwara? By messaging him on the Wikki or the Wikia? uknownada Talk 16:35, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

We should notify the admins in any way that we can. Their talks here, other wikias, email, or anything else we can find. I think it's important to make sure they get the message, so sending the same message 3 or 4 times can't be a bad thing.

Also who is going to send the messages, and when? I think they should be sent by another admin or at least a trusted user who has been here a long time and knows them. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 18:11, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

I can notify all of them if you guys really want me to. I will contact them on any wiki they are active on.  Jademing  Talk   19:37, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

Well, that was surprisingly fast. Looks like most users agree that we should strip the inactive admins, if they do not come back within the time limit. For the users that don't want the admins to be stripped of their powers, if we follows Kuro's suggestion and make a template that says, "Former Admin", would you guys be fine with that? If not, please say so, as well as why. Thanks.  Jademing  Talk   19:37, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

I say no to the Former Admin template. We don't edit user pages in the first place, and this is simply unnecessary. PX15.. 01:40, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
We edit warned and banned users' pages, to add the vandal and banned templates. I don't see how this situation should be different (even though the actions and templates are completely different, that's not the point). We'll put the template in as a sign of honor. Think of it like a grave; a grave that will always be remembered. uknownada Talk 02:39, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
I just find it slightly disrespectful to edit someone's talk page without their permission (and if they wanted to, they would probably just do it themselves). If you want to do that, I have no problems with it. We shouldn't make this a big deal with the forum. Just ask the admins who agree with having their admin rights removed if they want some kind of recognition. if they do, then we'll make one, and if they don't, then we don't have to do anything. PX15.. 03:43, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
Agreed. Though what would we do if we don't hear back from the admin? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 04:07, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
Then you guys can go ahead and create the template, since public favor seems to be for it. PX15.. 04:15, October 12, 2012 (UTC)

Well, looks like most people support at least messaging the admins to notify them about losing their privileges. However, it is also important that we set up a time limit for any admins in the future who are gone for a long time. I think that one month is a reasonable amount for an admin to be gone without losing their privileges, but any more could result in revoking of admin rights. On both counts, I would like to see some more discussion before we move on with anything. PX15.. 04:15, October 12, 2012 (UTC)

Can we address this after we're done with the currently inactive admins? Sorry, but I just think it would be easier to do that in a separate forum once all the information from the outcome of this one is done with. I don't want this discussion to stray too far from it's purpose or else I fear nothing will be done again. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 04:29, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
Even though I think this applies to the topic at hand, I guess we should just tackle this one at a time. I got ahead of myself there. PX15.. 04:37, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
It definitely does apply to this conversation, it's just that the conversation about how long it takes to de-admin someone will go easier once it's been decided that we actually can de-admin someone due to inactivity. That's just my belief though. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 04:41, October 12, 2012 (UTC)

I don't really see a problem, it's just a formality... a massage on their profiles that tell the viewer he is inactive it should be enough. But I'm not against demoting them, it's just I don't see it as a problem, that's all. leviathan_89 13:15, 12 October, 2012 (UTC)

That's fine. You're neutral and I understand that. However, the admins never let us know that they would be inactive, with the exception of MF. That, I got a problem with. Also, even if they announced that they would be absent, I have a problem with them being away for too long. Obviously, they moved on with their life. And like Kuro said, we should move on, not clinging on to the past.  Jademing  Talk   20:38, October 12, 2012 (UTC)

Bump. We need to discuss this.

Look like most of the users here agree with me, on giving the inactive admins a time limit to come back to here, or be stripped of their rights. Can we decide on how long the time limit will be now or do we have to make a poll to leave the admins alone or to give them a time limit to come back and if they do not come back, be stripped of their rights?  Jademing  Talk   18:35, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

I say wait a month, then strip them of their rights. Obviously we're not going to wait to add new admins, but as of now we should just give it a month. Imagine every molecule in your entire body spontaneously exploding at the speed of light (talk) 18:38, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, inactive admins should have one month to do at least one admin-related edit, and after that, strip them of their status. Speaking of which, new admins (if and after we dismiss the old ones) should be ready to contribute periodically, or they are not fit for the position. Yata Talk to me 20:29, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

One month sound good, for the time limit for the current inactive admins to come back. Two weeks is too short, while two months is too long. So one month is the best, in my opinion.

However, what about future admins? Suppose they have to leave the wiki for longer than a month, due to family problems, surgery, etc, and tell us first? Also, what can we do with admins that leave this wiki suddenly, without any warning, for more than a month? We really need to tackle this issue, so we won't have to bring this to a forum the next time this happen.  Jademing  Talk   21:05, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

I think that admins who leave after letting us know (as Yata did a few weeks ago) should be allowed. However, if they say they are going to be gone for one week, and then don't come back, we should remove their rights after one month. For future admins, if they go on a one-month break without any prior warning, they lose rights. For the current admins, two weeks seems like a long enough period to let them respond. PX15.. 21:09, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

If anyone do have problems with stripping the inactive admins of their rights, then again, say so then I can open the poll to keep or strip the rights of the inactive admins, tomorrow. If no one have any problems, then, can we proceed on to the time limit? And afterwards, what we will do with inactive admins in the future?  Jademing  Talk   21:50, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

So just to make the whole process clear: First, we're gonna have a poll about if we will strip the inactive admins of their status. Assuming we vote in favor of that, we will message the inactive admins in order to see if A) They even want their powers. and B) if they will actually return to active admin-level editing here. Then once all that's over with, we'll start a new forum about how what to do in the event of inactive admins in the future?

Is that all correct?

And I wish to state again that the founder should also be eligible to lose his admin rights as well, considering he's done less than most new users for the good of the site. He was an inconsiderate guy, who from what I can tell from posts that were on his page, banned User:Angel Emfrbl because she didn't like Dragon Ball Z. And as most of us know, Angel's done far more for this site than many of the admins we're talking about removing now. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 22:22, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

I doubt we need a poll for this case. Only two people have expressed dissatisfaction with this issue, and I believe Levi said he was neutral. If public opinion seems this skewed, a poll would only complicate matters. PX15.. 22:52, October 13, 2012 (UTC)
And would drag this whole process more out and more than it should. If the public opinion is clear then a poll is not necessary.  Troll King                          22:57, October 13, 2012 (UTC)
PX and IH made the points why I'm against making the poll. We already have an oh ever so glaringly obvious majority wanting to strip the rights of the inactive admins, with only two people against it. A poll would just delay the progress of the forum.  Jademing  Talk   23:28, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

Alright, well if we skip the poll, the next step is to contact all the inactive admins. Who's gonna do that? And are we going ahead with removing the founder? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 23:57, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

Well, we don't need to make a poll? Good. And JSD, you're wrong. The next step is to decide on how long until the current admins have to come back. Which most likely requires a poll. And then afterwards, contact all of the inactive admins. I say remove the founder's rights, but other than that.... Well, nothing much.  Jademing  Talk   00:00, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

Shouldn't we give a little longer for future inactive admins? I mean what if they have something sudden and can't tell the wiki. Like what if they are hospitalize suddenly and can't be online for more than a month? I'm just saying this because I know someone that was in the hospital nearest to me for more than a month and the only thing they were able to do was have watch TV, have visitors, pretty much anything not involving the internet. Yes, hospitals near where I live are very strict. I think we should give them at least two to three months.    Karoo       Talk    00:15, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

I'm planning to resolve that issue once we decide on the poll for the current inactive admins to come back. Then once we get that over with, we can tackle the issue for future inactive admins. Easier to deal with one issue at a time. But thanks for bringing that up!  Jademing  Talk   00:20, October 14, 2012 (UTC)
What? I thought that was the sudden topic, since you guys were talking about. Oh well XD    Karoo       Talk    00:25, October 14, 2012 (UTC)
Calu, if it was honestly something like an unexpected hospitalisation that lasted long enough for them to be considered inactive, then upon returning and explaining their situation then we'd surely return their status immediately. Do you really think we'd respond with, "Well, sucks that you were put in the emergency room and couldn't contact us but dem the rules."
No, exceptions can easily be made. Rules are rules yes, but we don't have to abide by them in such a black and white manner.   Kuro      Ashi   02:58, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

For the current admins, give them two weeks to reply. Some of them have been gone for months by now, so two weeks seems like a reasonable time. PX15.. 02:31, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

I think 2 weeks is fair, ads long as we've tried to contact them in any and every way we can. If someone doesn't respond to 3 or 4 different messages in two weeks, what are the odds they would respond given 2 more weeks? I'm not entirely opposed to waiting a month, but I think the odds that the extra two weeks would matter would be slim. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 02:53, October 14, 2012 (UTC)
I am against of stripping the in-active admins of their rights , they did nothing wrong to strip them of their rights, as koro said if the problem is " It is just misleading to newer users or whoever is unfamiliar with this site to have seven administrators listed (eight including the bot) when only two of them are actually active " then we can just do the thing like levi suggested " If the main problem is having them in the list of admins, then we can simply categorize users, many wikis do that, like make a category for the active admins and one for non-active users, this way it's easy to find an admin for new users. "
but I and some other ( more like many ) users are against it . Jaimini•626•Talk 12:09, October 14, 2012 (UTC)
What have they done wrong? Well, they have kinda neglected their administrative duties by being absent for months or even years on end. And if they state that they are not going to be editing consistently on this site again, why should we keep the confusion? PX15.. 14:30, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

"They did nothing wrong" is a naive way to see the situation. The status of an administrator is not a reward, it isn't a shiny medal you get to keep long after serving your time. It's a job. And when you can no longer, or rather, will no longer participate in that job, you are then let go.

Yes, they contributed greatly when they were active. We acknowledge that. But for most of them that was many months, if not outright years ago. Clinging onto the past is a harmful attitude, and it reflects an unwillingness to accept change. Like it has been said already, we need to move on.   Kuro      Ashi   15:09, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

I agree with what Yatanogarasu said, we need to go out with the old.DancePowderer Talk 18:21, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

Hi there. I am for taking away inactive administrator rights. I also believe they should be given a short response time, perhaps 2 weeks, to get back to this wiki. I can confirm that YazzyDream will be easy to contact as I see her almost every day on wikia. Thank you.  Tuckyd  Idea Station  Hi There  00:10, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Discussion of Time to Wait for a Response

We all want the inactive admins, but we've all had very different ideas on how long we should wait for them to respond. Let's settle that in this section. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 02:26, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

This feels like the third time I've brought this up, but I think that two weeks is a good time. They have already been gone for months or even years, so two weeks seems like a reasonable time for a response. PX15.. 02:30, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

I'm open to anywhere between two week to one month.   Kuro      Ashi   02:33, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

I'm also open to anywhere between two weeks to one month. Can we please discuss this first, and then on to the future inactive admins? This is more important and urgent than the other topic. Thanks.  Jademing  Talk   02:23, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

For the current inactive admins: two weeks seems to be good. If we use every method we possibly can to contact these people, then there is no reason for them not to respond in two weeks. PX15.. 02:30, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

I completely agree with PX. 2 weeks seems like enough time to contact them. I doubt the extra 2 weeks given by waiting a month will affect anything.

And both this and the topic below need to be discussed, because both need to be settled before any messages can go out. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 03:15, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Actually, this issue should be resolved first, because this is more urgent, involving current admins, while the other issue is of what we should do with future admins that might become inactive. So yeah, this is sort of more urgent and should be resolved first.  Jademing  Talk   03:21, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Okay, can we notify the inactive admins now, to come back within two weeks?  Jademing  Talk   03:21, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Well, one of the questions in the discussion below is if we should treat the currently inactive admins differently from future inactive admins. (I think we should, because they've already been inactive for a long time) And until at least that question is dealt with, we can't message anyone. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 16:45, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Treat them differently and get on with it already.DancePowderer Talk 17:06, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

What DP said. Now can we move on with it?  Jademing  Talk   19:48, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

If we treat them differently though, that means we have to discuss what that means below. And we have to say the terms of their return in the message we send, so we can't go jumping into sending messages just yet. So discussing things below may be more helpful in getting the messages out than talking up here. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 20:11, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

I don't get what you mean by treating them differently. Everyone is refusing to discuss a new rule without fixing this first. I think it's pretty clear to me that we are going to ask the currently inactive admins if they want to return. If they don't want to come back, then out with their rights. If they don't respond within two weeks, out with their rights. If they come back and resume full admin editing, nothing happens. While we are waiting for them to respond, we create the new rule below. Now what is the problem? PX15.. 20:19, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Treating them differently means would require a bit more from them than what we would from future inactive admins. Which means that the rule made for these admins would be different from what we would hold new admins to. I think these currently inactive admins need to do a bit more than not be inactive for a month, like some people have been asking for. We're looking to get some active admins out of this, not just admins that are active once a month so that they don't lose their adminship. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 20:28, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Sound good enough, PX. Two weeks is after all, what most users here like so far. Who is going to tell the inactive admins anyway? I can do it, but I would rather us decide it than me going off doing it without notifying you guys.  Jademing  Talk   20:22, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Alright. I'm going to notify the inactive admins to become active on here, let us know if they don't want to be admin oon here within two weeks.  Jademing  Talk   20:38, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I informed all of the inactive admins. Should I inform the founder as well, or will he just be stripped of his rights?  Jademing  Talk   22:47, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Considering he hasn't appeared in about four evers, not even to respond to a message Swim left him, I would just assume he's forgotten about this site completely. He may have even lost his password to Wikia. Still, though, message him to be fair. uknownada Talk 23:27, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Alright, I informed him just to be fair. Can bureaucrats strip other bureaucrats' rights, or will we have to contact the staff to do it for us?  Jademing  Talk   23:35, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I believe staff have to. uknownada Talk 00:33, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

Jade can you ask the admins who want to remain to admin to write that they want to remain admin on this forum or to DP or Yata , aslo can you give them a link to this forum Jaimini•626•Talk 10:42, October 21, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I will do that. My bad for not being crystal clear on the posts.  Jademing  Talk   20:03, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

Time's up. Any unresponsive admins, as well as those who stated that they shall not be returning, will now lose their rights. MasterDeva has expressed interest in returning, so he keeps his spots. To my knowledge, he's the only one. PX15.. 01:10, October 31, 2012 (UTC)

So a current Bureaucrat should email staff to get the inactive bureaucrats taken care of, right? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 02:08, October 31, 2012 (UTC) Right. To my knowledge, User:BattleFranky202 and User:YazzyDream lose their rights, though only Yazzy is a bureaucrat, as shown here. User:Justyn also has bureaucratic rights, but is no longer an admin. Those need to go. PX15.. 13:01, October 31, 2012 (UTC)

Don't forget the founder User:Kazuya2070 whose rights we also decided to remove. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 15:08, October 31, 2012 (UTC)

Discussion of the Terms of Administrator Returns

Well, since it seems that most of us agree that inactive admins should lose their status, I think we do need to discuss what would happen if they actually do respond. I don't think having them respond and make 1 admin-level edit is really good enough to have them remain admins. I think the admins should be prepared to make at least 2 editing sessions/check ins a week. And in the message, we should state "If you honestly don't think you can edit on this wikia twice a week, you probably should not be an administrator here." or something like that. But that's just my opinion of what being a truly active admin is. It doesn't mean I want 2 edits a week, or they lose status, that's just my definition of an "active admin." And since the point of this forum is to seek out active admins, that's what I think we should say. This idea is highly subjective though, other people should voice their opinions on what the possibly returning admins need to do. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 02:26, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

They need to respond with a message explaining their absence, and will be required to let us know whether they plan to return or not. If they plan to return, they'll be required to perform a similar amount of work that DP and Yata currently do unless their personal situation restricts this (such as chronic illness).   Kuro      Ashi   02:33, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Not every week. I go on trips where I have zero computer access for more than one week, and I know there are some people who can relate to that. And what's an "admin-level" edit? Banning someone? I don't think that requiring a specific amount of type of edits is really the way to go. As long as they are active (which is relatively simple to determine), then they keep their rights. If they are inactive for one month, then they lose them. I think of it kind of like a ban referral; if someone thinks that an admin is not being as active as he/she should be, then he submits a complaint to a bureaucrat. The bureaucrat warns the admin, and if there is no response, or the person lapses back into inactivity after a few weeks, rights are removed. PX15.. 02:36, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

The one month rule has its flaws, though. If an admin is going to be inactive for that period of time or longer, they should let the community know, so they can take the necessary actions. What those actions are, (mentally prepare, appoint temps, decide what should get locked?) I don't know. If they're gone for a month without any notification, then yeah, I can see taking the rights away. However, in the interest of fairness, they should have the right to choose to appeal to keep their rights if they and upon their return, if they so choose.DancePowderer Talk 03:20, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I thought it was obvious that pre-arranged absenses were allowed. As for the appeal, I think that an admin should be stripped of their rights after one month, but they can appeal and have them granted again. Does that sound ok? PX15.. 03:24, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

I was only thinking of bureaucrats, because someone from central has to take their status away. so it would seem silly to request their removal, only to give it back to them.DancePowderer Talk 12:01, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Well, for bureaucrats, we can wait until after the appeal to remove their status. For admins and the like, it would be relatively simple to take rights away and give them back, I think. PX15.. 12:09, October 15, 2012 (UTC)
And this would only apply to future admins and bureaucrats, for the record.DancePowderer Talk 12:13, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

I think you guys are already discussing the rule that's gonna apply to all admins. I agree with Jade that this matter should be discussed later, when the case of former admins be fully agreed.
Now, about the matter in question in this section, I think there should be no special condition. If former admins answer and say they want to keep their rights, then they'll be just like our current admins, i.e., subject to the rule we will decide later.
All in all, well, I actually propose that we stop discussing in this section! sff9 17:43, October 15, 2012

Ok, so the admins that are absent right now will be asked to return. If they don't want to return, they are subject to the rule that we are creating right now. Hence the reason we need a solid rule, which is why we are debating this. PX15.. 19:13, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Well, what we need to ask is if we're making a rule right now for all admins, or just a rule for the currently inactive ones. Personally, I think we need to treat the currently inactive admins differently than future inactive admins. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 19:50, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

If anything, the current admins should have a shorter response time considering how long they've been gone already. PX15.. 20:08, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Hi there. I am for taking away inactive administrator rights. I also believe they should be given a short response time, perhaps 2 weeks, to get back to this wiki. I can confirm that YazzyDream will be easy to contact as I see her almost every day on wikia. Thank you.  Tuckyd  Idea Station  Hi There  00:10, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Tucky, EVERY admin is going to be equally easier to contact with as long as they log on to Wikia. When somebody notifies your talk page, you will get that message when you visit any site in the Wikia network. The only admin who won't follow this is Mugiwara, who, as far as we know, never uses Wikia. uknownada Talk 14:15, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

I think that three months is enough. We can wait for an inactive admin to come back within three months, and if the admin do not come back within three months, we can strip his/her rights.

Also, if the admins come back, give us a valid reason for her/his absence, prove that he/she know any new policy or rule, or whatever that had occur during the absence, and is still a good editor, then we can return the rights. Sound good? The problem is we have to decide what is the valid reason.  Jademing  Talk   00:26, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

So since we seem to have to decided to message the admins now, should we discuss rules for future inactive admins now or later? And should we do it in a new forum? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 23:01, October 20, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, now. We can discuss the terms for inactive admins in here, as well, considering this is related to the topic of the forum.  Jademing  Talk   23:06, October 20, 2012 (UTC)

Let's restate the current proposal:

  1. If an admin is gone for one month or more (without prior notice), someone can report said admin to a bureaucrat.
  2. The Bureaucrat removes the admin's rights. When the admin returns, he/she can appeal to the bureaucrat, who can then decide whether or not to grant them their rights again.
  3. If the absent admin has bureaucratic status, then judgement will wait until he/she returns. They can then appeal their case and if they lose, they lose all their administrative rights. The reason this is only bureaucrats is because it is a pain to go to Central and have them remove and re-grant bureaucratic rights.
  4. If a bureaucrat is absent for three or more months, then rights will be removed without an appeal.

I added the last rule, but everything else was discussed above. If there is anything else, please say so now. I generally think this is pretty fair. PX15.. 02:54, October 21, 2012 (UTC)

Sound very fair. I like it, to be honest. Can we just go along with this?  Jademing  Talk   02:57, October 21, 2012 (UTC)

Judging by the lack of rebuttal, I think that this rule is ok to implement. PX15.. 19:14, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

I like the rule, but I have some questions:

How does the appeal work? Is the reinstatement a decision made by only admins and is the rest of the wiki not involved in the decision? And is it only one admin who decides, or all of the admins? Does it happen in a forum or just on a talk page or something? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 19:36, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

Personally, for the sake of speed and to make the process less complicated, I think that the appeal and the reinstatement should be done purely by the admins, who consult with each other and make a consensus. The appeal is basically a talk page message from the absent admin to an active admin asking for his powers back. PX15.. 23:02, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
The active admins can decide on whether to give a former admin his or her extra rights back, or not. Make the process faster. We don't want to wait for a MONTH just so a former admin can gain his or her rights back. Because of this, no forums. The former admin can make an appeal on an active admin's talk.  Jademing  Talk   16:17, October 23, 2012 (UTC)

Are everyone fine with PX's suggestion? If not, then please inform us on here, because we need to get this out of the way as soon as possible.  Jademing  Talk   16:17, October 23, 2012 (UTC)

If the decision is to be left up to admins, does that mean we should always try to have a certain number of admins in order to make that decision? Not that we should always try to have a certain number of admins, but that there should be a minimum number required to make decisions about reinstating inactive admins. I just wouldn't want the decision about whether or not an admin should be reinstated left to just one person. I think two or 3 admins should have to agree to a decision like that. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 16:36, October 23, 2012 (UTC)

I think PX's rule is fair enough, but I'd like to stress that we don't really need to be extremely precise anyway. We cannot foresee all possibilies. Let it state that if they have a good reason for their absence, and/or said absence wasn't too long, a bureaucrat can give their rights back.
Similarly, I'm not sure we should bother about the number of admins necessary… If there remains only one admin to make that decision, it's not an issue, for if the community doesn't agree, it's still possible to protest via a forum… sff9 16:53, October 23, 2012

Exactly. This rule is meant to allow flexibility and show lenience towards some of the most important members of the wiki. JSD, I don't think we need a specific number of admins, but one person should not make the decision against the decision of the other admin. I think we have reasonable enough admins for this to happen smoothly. PX15.. 00:27, October 24, 2012 (UTC)

That's reasonable. I just wanted to get my concerns out there as well as help hammer out some specifics. My questions have been answered, so I'm down for it all now. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 01:03, October 24, 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I'm waiting for more people to input their opinion on PX's suggestion. If no one protest against the suggestion in the next few days, I'm taking that there are no objections in having PX's suggest as the policy for future inactive admins.  Jademing  Talk   00:24, October 25, 2012 (UTC)

Should we also make some additions that would prevent admins from repeatedly going inactive and regaining their powers on appeal. I think it would be a little ridiculous if an admin went inactive like 3 times in a year and got their powers back every time. Perhaps either a limit of times admins can be reinstated, or requiring a forum and poll in order to reinstate them after a certain number of reinstatements? JustSomeDude...  Talk | 00:36, October 25, 2012 (UTC)

Being inactive three times a year, no appeals for getting rights back. Enough said. We don't want an admin that keep becoming inactive. So yeah, a limit of times admins can be reinstated.  Jademing  Talk   04:08, October 25, 2012 (UTC)

I agree with PX. I didn't come here to paint eachother's nails like girls at a slumber party - I came here to kick your ass. If you have something to say, you can say it while I'm cutting you to pieces! (talk) 22:12, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

Due to lack of objections to PX's suggestion, can we go ahead and make his suggestion the new new for future inactive admins? I will give this two more days for any objections. If no objections are presented to the suggestion, I'll go ahead and consider PX's suggestion as the new rule for inactive admins and close this discussion.  Jademing  Talk   22:31, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

Well, there are no objections, so we pretty much should consider this the rule. Just to be on the safe side though, let's not close the the discussion until the time runs out for the currently inactive admins. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 23:28, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

Exactly why I'm closing it two days later.  Jademing  Talk   23:30, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

As an active admin, I agree. The rule is now active, and if the two admins do not respond then we strip them of their status, and we can start with selecting new admins. Yata Talk to me 23:37, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

Hmm, I thought that the above rule would be activated at 30 October. Isn't that the deadline mentioned by Jademing? As for selecting new Administrators, I think that there is not need for that yet; any needs we had have been covered so far with the numbers we have. MasterDeva (talk) 00:15, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
Ahhhhhh MasterDeva see you wouldn't know because you weren't back until recently.                                                SHB                                                04:51, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
Your comment doesn't make any sense, why leave a deadline in the talk page if we do not abide by it? Please explain yourself or get your facts straight. MasterDeva (talk) 11:28, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
Agreed, we can wait two days and see if anyone else has any objections. I there are none, then this becomes the rule. PX15.. 14:03, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for the confusion, everyone. The deadline for the current inactive admins to come back is in tow days, on 30 October, 2012. The deadline for the objections to PX's suggestion is tomorrow, 29 October 2012. If there is no objection to PX's suggestion by tomorrow, 29 October, then it will become a rule for future inactive admins. Is that cleared now? Again, sorry for the confusion.  Jademing  Talk   18:04, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
Well today's the 29th, so this rule is now in place. PX15.. 14:06, October 29, 2012 (UTC)


It has come to my attention that MasterDeva has been using a loophole in the 30 day policy. He comes back once every 28 days, does a minimum of 10 edits, depending on the month. Why should he continue to remain admin? He isn't helping this community, and could just be replaced by a more deserving user (Though I don't think we need more than 3 Admins, since we manage just fine without him). We needed a frequent user who is willing to edit daily, who accept the responsibility's of being an admin . --Besty17Talk 20:33, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you Besty!Yes,I firmly believe Deva should be demoted and another admin should be elected instead since,as you stated above,he is very inactive and edits once a months only because he wants to keep his admin status.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  20:42, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

I agree. I barely see him active anywhere, which can also be seen in his contributions. I think we should consider a serious discussion before choosing another admin since it's a pretty serious position, I mean I don't think a poll is enough, the higher-ups should all discuss it together who they think fit the position the most. Sewil 20:49, March 16 - 2013

I agree Sewil.The admin position is a serious issue and a poll will not be enough to decide who really deserves the admin rights.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  20:56, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

I agree as well, I am an active user for only some months but I almost never saw him editing or helping the wiki in any way, not even participating in polls. Either he becomes active again or another one should become admin in my opinion. Apoelpaoole  Apoel talk  22:11, March 16, 2013 (UTC) 

Admins shouldn't be the only ones who decide who becomes a new admin. MasterDeva should be demoted but 3 active admins is enough and there isn't anybody who could replace him currently unless Levi changes his mind and wants it. SeaTerror (talk) 23:37, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

Gal would be a good admin.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  23:38, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with Seaterror. Given that the three most active admins have been doing a good job as well as I can see, I don't think that we should hold admin nominations yet. Anyways, this is for discussing whether or not MasterDeva should keep his position, not whether or not we should have new admins. He's still an admin, so don't be jumping the gun. PX15.. 02:28, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

There is no issue like a no issue is there? Work related issues have been keeping me busy that's why I haven't edited that much lately. I will be taking some time off this week though so I'll be able to cover a lot of lost ground. I am partly at fault for this situation, not updating people on the matter, it slipped off my mind completely and for that I apologise. MasterDeva (talk) 05:30, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

If you're really that busy with work then maybe it's not suited for you to be an administrator at the same time, you shouldn't see your position as a nuisance just to keep your position, but rather as something you have time with and enjoy doing. I don't know for what reason you're taking time off but if you're really stressed out at work you should spend that time on something more important rather than feeling forced to be active here. Sewil 5:53, March 17 - 2013

Sorry Deva, but I agree with Sewil and the others here. If work has been keeping you busy for these past months then, as Sewil pointed out, you aren't really suited for the Admin position. It's not like you shouldn't prioritize work in such situations, but then again, that means that you are not suited to keep the position as long as you're "that" busy. Because as it is now, there's a lot of users more suited for the position than you. You shouldn't feel that you need the Admin position just for the sake of having it. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 06:18, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

You've got it backwards I'm afraid, it's this particular time span that is so stressful and it hasn't been always like that. From what I can tell however, things should be starting to quite down. Anyway you should know that I'm editing here because I want to and neither is forcing me or I am forced to. If that wasn't the case I would have made an announcement informing people that I'm leaving the wiki. I don't know how you got the impression that I'm being forced into editing here to begin with, you are clearly jumping the gun. MasterDeva (talk) 06:22, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

That was not what I intended to mean in the first place, and I'm sorry if I made confusion. If things really have quited down and you don't feel like you are forced to edit on here, then I would like to see you as active as say, DP for example, who really deserve his Admin position. If you begin to edit as much as you once did in the past, then this discussion is pretty much solved, so if you look at it that way, it's actually your choice if you want to keep your position or not. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 06:36, March 17, 2013 (UTC) 

Don't worry about it, I can understand what you mean, and I am partly at fault for this confusion since I didn't inform people about the issue. Once things start to quite down I should have more time to be flexible. Plus, I'm taking some time off and it should help me to ease up and relax a bit. I'll take things from there afterwards. Anyway, I apology for my part in this confusion that started it all. MasterDeva (talk) 07:27, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

You are taking some time off and then what?You will be busy again and you won't be able to help the wiki.An admin must be dedicated to the wiki,especially when our wiki has so many contributors and so many pages.And even if you think you are suitable for the admin position,you must at least give up your Bureaucrat rights.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  08:22, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

I love how MasterDeva has an answer for everything.                                                SHB                                                09:05, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

What's that supposed to mean? Sewil 9:34, March 17 - 2013

Exactly as the statement suggests.                                                SHB                                                09:47, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

I do recommend that we keep four admins active at all times, and it does seem MasterDeva is using that loophole to keep his position, and if it persists, he should be demonted indeed. Yata Talk to me 18:20, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with Yata in both cases. If Deva after this discussion gets demoted, then we should indeed promote a new Admin, and if it continues like this, then he will indeed get demoted respectively. ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 19:39, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

I agree too,if Deva gets demoted,we must elect another admin.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  20:41, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

We do not need 4 active admins if he's demoted. There is nobody currently who can be admin like I already said. SeaTerror (talk) 21:50, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

There are some people that deserve the admin rights more than Deva does.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  21:58, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Just demote him and not promote anybody. There is nobody that can take the position right now. SeaTerror (talk) 22:00, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Well,let's focus on Deva's demotion for now and we can discuss the "new admin" case if he gets demoted.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  22:06, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Down with Deva 2013 viva revolution ☠ D S P ☠ Yo! 22:11, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

MasterDeva, when you worked here, you did a fine job as an admin. The problem is, now you don't work here at all. I can understand if you have real-life stuff to work on, but if it's so big that you can't work at the Wiki at all, then you need to throw in the towel. It's silly to have an administrator who doesn't administrate. We've given you multiple warnings, and you still ignore this site. It's time for you to go, MasterDeva. uknownada Talk 22:19, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Way to be disrespectful little shits to somebody that helped build up this wikia. Good job guys. WTF does it matter if deva's not that active at the moment, him being an admin doesnt hurt anybody. We don't really need a fourth active admin at the moment, that and the only worthy candidate doesnt want the job anyways. If the need for another active admin arises, sure tell deva to edit more or demod him and get a new guy, but until then there really is no need for this discussion.  Fanta Talk  22:31, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

This isn't the place the discuss matters of electing a new admin. Stick with issue at hand. Unless Master Deva is willing to contribute more, we should fix loophole in the 30 day policy, so it doesn't happen again. If your real-life issues take up to much of your time, stepping down from your position would be best for you and this wiki as a whole. --Besty17Talk 22:34, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

How would you fix the 30 day "loophole" without becoming anal as fuck about stalking admin edits? Sometimes shit comes up and you cant edit a lot for a month. Heck I've been on holidays for a month should we deadmin people for that?  Fanta Talk  22:37, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

The problem is, his absences last more than one month. Editing 10 times a month is not what an admin should be doing.   Galaxy 9000   22:38, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

@Panda,the admin rights should be given to active users that are wiling to contribute as much as they can.I don't doubt that this wiki owes a lot to Deva,but now he is not active anymore.If he doesn't become active again,he must be demoted.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  22:43, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

PandaWarrior, it's not that MasterDeva hasn't edited in 30 days, it's that he has barely edited or done any admin work in over a year. Maybe I'm exaggerating on that, but it was a long time. We're not trying to disrespect him. I actually have great respect for what he's done in the past, but sometimes you need to move on. He isn't contributing to the Wiki anymore, and he still isn't after our multiple warnings. Sure, he isn't hurting anyone for being admin, but it's still one extra admin who doesn't do anything. It's like a police officer who sits around all day eating donuts. He isn't helping anymore. He did help in the past, and I'm grateful for that. If it wasn't for him, this Wiki would be totally different. But that doesn't mean he should keep the job if he isn't going to do anything. MasterDeva WAS a good admin, not MasterDeva IS a good admin. uknownada Talk 22:42, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

That's a stereotype Nada. Actually construction workers eat more donuts than police officers. It's actually smart that he found the loop hole. You guys could have brought this up when you deactivating the other admins. So, I'm for keeping MasterDeva an admin.    Karoo       Talk    22:49, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

We brought up his inactivity many months ago, but he promised that it would change. Obviously, it didn't.   Galaxy 9000   22:51, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Well didn't he delete (or was it changing picture names?) all those pictures for you manually? So he has been active.    Karoo       Talk    22:54, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

I wouldn't call doing that once a month "active".   Galaxy 9000   23:10, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

I can't agree more with both of Nada's statement.Deva was a great admin when he was active,but now he is not active at all.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  08:44, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

That was exactly what I was trying to say. Nada is pulling some great points here. Though it does seem like he/Deva has been starting to edit at least for a while to avoid demotion. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 13:59, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

For now he started editing again so there's no need for discussion, unless he edits just for few days so he can keep his admin position and then he stops again. In that case we should choose another admin. Apoelpaoole  Apoel talk  14:35, March 18, 2013 (UTC)  

And this travesty of a case continues... I can't even believe that there are people taking this whole thing seriously, but then again it is so easy to jump on the bandwagon and follow the herd. Heck there are even talks of using a "loophole" or something as a form of conspiracy. As ridiculous as this, people are actually getting carried away. If you have the energy to put on all this you could very well direct it to something else. It has become so absurd that it's not even funny any more. MasterDeva (talk) 14:58, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

As long as you keep editing as much as you've did for these past few days, then I've got no objections for you to keep your position, and this discussion should be closed. You're doing a great job with the images/files by the way  :] WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 15:15, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

It has become absurd?Ok,you made many edits today and personally I do respect you because the wiki owes a lot to you but if you don't keep seriously editing,you must get demoted.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  15:21, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree with you SHL, but the forum should not be concluded until after we have seen if Deva can keep up with the editing that he has been holding up for these past few days. If he can, then the decisions of many will be different from what it currently is. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 15:30, March 18, 2013 (UTC) 

If you refer to my post in the section below, you'll see that I lay out some basic things that admins should do regularly (or more specifically, daily) to help regular users edit. The other admins have been doing these things at a reasonable pace, but until today Deva was not doing any of these things. And coming in and renaming 10 images every couple of weeks isn't very helpful when 30 are added a week. Bottom line: If I need something done by an admin, I trust the other admins to be active enough to respond to my needs, but currently I don't have that trust for Deva. I'm not saying that he needs to be demoted now, but my thoughts echo those of other above who ask Deva to reconsider if he can be active enough to be an admin. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 17:16, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

I find it hilarious how you think people are jumping on a bandwagon. It's obvious you were just editing once a month to keep your admin status. SeaTerror (talk) 18:21, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

He is also refusing to fix broken image links if he's the one who breaks them. SeaTerror (talk) 18:24, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Yes,instead of fixing the images,he is making the whole situation worse by creating so many broken file links on user pages.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  18:40, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

There is no bandwagon. Do you really think people are just complaining because they're against you? Anyways, I suggest Deva be put on a probation of sorts. The other admins could decide what that would be, but basically it would have to be something like he must edit or do something wiki related every so often.   Galaxy 9000   20:10, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Anyways, the responses of the users are mixed here. Do we need a poll?   Galaxy 9000   22:38, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

As I've said people should stop jumping on the bandwagon and think for themselves. It's not a matter of being against me, it's about immediately agreeing with something and getting impulsive. Having SeaTerror's usual troll attitude by adding fuel to the fire and fanning the flames is not helping either. MasterDeva (talk) 22:45, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

He is purposely leaving things he break for other people to fix. Just read his talk page. We should have a poll for this. Plus we already know he only did those minimum edits per month just to stay as an admin. SeaTerror (talk) 22:49, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

I'm not entirely against the poll, but I don't really support one either. My real response is, MasterDeva, not all of us is "jumping the bandwagon". Your inactivity has lasted so long it's even become a running joke between us. You've had this problem for such a long time, and you haven't really fixed it, even when we warn you. Many of us think you only edit after we warn you just so you can keep your rights. Your idling and stalling has gone far. That's why this forum was reopened, and why many of us are against you. With all due respect, MasterDeva, you shouldn't keep this position anymore, in my opinion. I'm sorry. uknownada Talk 00:02, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

What you "think" something is and what actually is are not always one and the same. I've explained my reasons for being absent and I do admit I should have informed people from the beginning. For that I admit with certainty that I was at fault. For all the "running jokes" and the fun you had, I'm glad I was able to bring joy to you, your "apologies" and the make believe concern or "respect" because not one of you asked in my talk page, "Hey MasterDeva is everything alight?" or "Why haven't you been editing much lately?" absolutely nobody! For the matter of fact I'm right here editing to this very moment and you pretend like I'm not even here. So please, Uknownada, with all due respect spare me the hypocrisy. MasterDeva (talk) 00:14, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

I see. I never actually thought about asking you, I suppose. Though that could possibly be as you hardly edited, we wouldn't quite think you would respond or care. I guess I would say we are at fault of that, too. Nobody's perfect. As for your recent activity, that can go back to the fact that you're editing because you want to keep your position, which many users (not me) think. I thank you for trying to contribute again, though. Let's not try to make this into an argument, okay? I'm sorry that nobody asked you to contribute, though as an admin you shouldn't have to have people tell you. But you're starting to contribute again, and if you stay contributing, then I say, welcome back. uknownada Talk 00:23, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

You still don't get it though. It's not about "asking me to contribute" it is about showing an absolute lack of concern over your fellow editor and administrator (since I am one). If you actually cared for wiki and by extension the people handling technical/under the hood part of the site you would taken action long before and made contact with me. Instead you start making silly jokes and are having fun at my expense. How can you talk about responsibility when you do not even take the most rudimentary actions, like, leave a message in my talk page. Then after suddenly after a "a long time" you start worrying about the lack of admins in the wiki. Well guess what, if you were that worried about the community you should have acted sooner than later instead of having your little "game" of fun. MasterDeva (talk) 00:55, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Gonna draft the poll. If enough people want it gone, it goes.   Galaxy 9000   00:58, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Game of fun? You're acting like we care more about our jokes than the Wiki itself. We do care about our Wiki and the fellow editors. That's why this forum was re-opened. We've warned you countless times to contribute or you get demoted, and you edit quite a bit for about a week, then stop all together. We have been taking action, you haven't. What we're even doing now is taking action. Would you rather us take your rights away all together, without consulting you in another forum? We're worrying about your inactivity as an admin. I don't think you should talk about taking responsibility or actions when you've hardly done anything before these warnings. We're not having "fun", we're editing the Wiki. We're contributing. You keep going inactive after our warnings. That's why this discussion exists. uknownada Talk 01:06, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Nonsense. One day someone decided to start this forum discussion about me "after a long time" and suddenly you show up all concerned; when in fact that's blatant lies. Apparently you've "warned me" be about something, or whatever that means but you didn't contact me at all or display any actual concern for my status. It's like let's see... there is a shrinking ship with people on board, you have sufficient time to warn them about their situation but wait till the water has reached the ship's bridge till you make an announcement. Apparently you've taken action at the last moment but you waited until the vessel has almost sunk. If that's what you call responsible, thanks but no thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MasterDeva (talk • contribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~ next time!

We warned you and other admins a few months ago when we noticed only two were really active. We warned that if you didn't contribute, we would have no choice but to revoke your status. We gave the message to all inactive admins, including you. Most didn't respond, one responded with a resign. You responded that you wished to keep your position and you began to contribute more. But it only last one or two weeks before you suddenly went inactive again. This forum in general is once again a warning to you. You wanted a message, and you got it. This is your message. The problem has become too great to simply be on the talk page because you neglect to stay contributing. You may be contributing now, but how do we know if you'll just stop again? You did that once not too long ago. We're telling you the vessel is sinking, and you don't start moving until you've almost touched the water. uknownada Talk 01:39, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Okay, let's say that the one you mentioned above counts as one warning. That defeats the "multiple warnings" argument you kept talking about on and on. Plus, you refuse to recognise that people actually attempted to contact the persons in question. Now how could that be possible... oh I know! By leaving a message on the user's talk page!! I've explained the reasons for my semi activity, I acknowledged that I didn't notify people accordingly, but apparently you are squeaky clean and have washed your hands of this matter. Apparently there is nothing that you neglected to do. MasterDeva (talk) 02:01, March 19, 2013 (UTC) ☠ D S P ☠ Yo! 23:45, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Ahahahahahaha. XD DarkSkullPirates is the only person here who appears collected enough to try and ease the tension by throwing a joke. ^_^ Thanks DSP I really appreciate you doing this. MasterDeva (talk) 02:46, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

No problem (y) ☠ D S P ☠ Yo! 02:48, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Input is needed on the amount of edits Deva would have to do on the probationary period, and how often they must be done. Also, the length of the period, 1 month, 2 months?, 1 year? Deva, you can add to this, if you find any of the times suggested to be unreasonable (or if you want to propose a length).   Galaxy 9000   03:50, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

This poll seems unreasonable to me, though I mean that in the nicest possible way. I just can't justify requiring Deva to do more things when we haven't even made a stricter guideline for all admins in the future. We should decide on that before this gets polled.

Also, requiring Deva to get a certain amount of edits in a a certain amount of time doesn't seem like it will lead to him becoming an active admin. It seems a lot more like a punishment than anything else, really. Seeing him get (purely for example) 1000 edits in a month isn't going to prove that he's an active admin, just that he's an active user.

To me the best solution would just be an honest promise from Deva that he will become more active (and possibly self-define what exactly being "active" is), and an acknowledgement that he he doesn't live up to his own promise, he'll step down. That requires trust on many levels, but I think it's a very responsible way to handle this that makes it seem a lot less like a witch hunt. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 04:10, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

This sounds like the most reasonable argument that both sides could come in terms with. Before saying anything though, I want to put a condition on the table. Editors should stop pretending like I don't exist. If there is a something that I can provide help to a fellow contributor, he thinks that I should prioritise over a certain task at that time, he or she should notify me in my talk page. No more indifference from the regulars. My leave of absence from work is for this week. In other words this can be a test period that I will be 100% certain I can respond daily to any message I receive. If people can agree to this, no more negligence on their part, I'm sure that we can work out the rest just fine. MasterDeva (talk) 04:41, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

If an admin is busy, then leave a message on their user page to indicate that and for how long. If it is a persistent absence, then the admin in question should step down for the time being. Once the admin is prepared for constant duties again, we can re-promote him/her. As for that 30-days loophole, we should make it that an active admin should edit a certain number of times/day a month to remain active. And not just simplistic one edit a day, you decide on the regulations. Yata Talk to me 04:24, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

It is a pretty reasonable argument. All in favor of replacing the "probation option" on the poll with that?   Galaxy 9000   04:52, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Do we even need the poll? If everyone is fine with it, then we shouldn't need the poll... JustSomeDude...  Talk | 04:54, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

The poll is still needed. The discussion pretty much proves that   Galaxy 9000   04:56, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

We will need the poll anyway. He will just edit for this week and then vanish like he did the last few months. SeaTerror (talk) 05:15, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Well that seems to be fair but if he goes inactive again,we must demote him.The poll is till needed though. Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  13:13, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Poll is updated. Any complaints?   Galaxy 9000   23:35, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

It doesn't seem like it... WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 06:40, March 20, 2013 (UTC)

It's better now.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  10:32, March 20, 2013 (UTC)

Though I don't want to get into specifics I'll at least mention enough for people to understand the reasons behind my absence. Things got stressful at work because of certain circumstances, people got nervous; which resulted in a change of climate there. The stress during that period impacted my psychological state resulting in sleep problems for me which didn't help the situation and increased further the tension. After we made our complaints known we were promised that the state of affairs will improve shortly. After that I took some time off to relax, hence my leave of absence. I hope that helps to explain things a bit. MasterDeva (talk) 07:14, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, that helps to explain things a bit. But let me respond to your earlier post for a bit. I think it's not so much that editors weren't "pretending you don't exist", but rather expecting you to actively edit and know what you had to do. As an admin, I think it should be expected that you would keep up with forums/talk pages, and watch categories like the candidates for deletion, user ban requests, misnamed images, etc. If you're inactive, and you come back with no messages on your talk, you should check out those places instead of assuming nobody needs anything from you. And you should make an effort to follow (and post in) forums, because, no offense, but it's hard to have an admin that needs to made aware of decisions that have been made in forums. Admins should most definitely be aware of them. It's easy enough for a minimally active regular editor like myself to keep track of forums while ignoring most other aspects of the site during times when I'm stressed and less active.

And one of the best editing tools this wiki has is actually the chat, which I recommend to you, Deva. Not only does it help create a social connection between users who's only contact otherwise would be bitter argument in forums, but the instant feedback portion of it helps a great deal editing too. And people can easily inform others of changes being made there. I couldn't have become the editor I am today without regular use of the chat.

I'll acknowledge that there was a bit of negligence on the part of users like myself, but I hope I've given you some useful tips so that you can help yourself become more active. And I won't vote in the forum until you create your promise of how active you can be. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 14:41, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Still waiting on it deva...   Galaxy 9000   20:38, March 23, 2013 (UTC)

Since this is admin-based, I think all other admins should vote. Therefore, if Sff9 is reading this, please do vote. Yata Talk to me 06:52, March 24, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the tips JustSomeDude, allow me however to correct some inconsistencies before giving my answer. It is only natural that editors assume the admins to be active, which is something to be expected. It is wrong though to presume that I never checked any talk pages, forums, etc. It's been a long time since I've longed solved the issue of manually inspecting the Wiki to keep informed of what is happening; the only real issue being my own recollection ability than anything else... What displeased me was that editors, consciously or unconsciously, pushed me away from the One Piece Wiki; in a period were due to aforementioned circumstances I was getting increasingly distanced from most things myself.

With that out of the way I want to mention, that I've been using Monobook ever since the whole Oasis skin fiasco. The "Wikia" look is not for me and by extension I can't use the features that come with it. It is a small issue though since problems with articles can be discussed in their respective talk page or have a forum created for them. Regarding the admin rights dispute I promise that I will respecttfully step down by myself if I see that other things prevent me from editing the wiki and I can't keep up with it any more. As for periods of activity, daily activity during the morning hours or the night time is the most likely schedule for me to use. MasterDeva (talk) 07:14, March 25, 2013 (UTC)

If you're reading all these conversations, then why are you not posting on them? Many of the attempted conversations on this wiki die due to unresponsive editors. If you're reading these conversations, your input, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated. And if you take an active role in each discussion, perhaps your ability to remember what happens in each will improve.

As far as your self-made promise to remain active, I'd like a bit more detail. I feel like some form of quantifier is needed to describe how active you intend to be. Something that creates a threshold so that it becomes easy to say that you cannot maintain an active role here. Something like a simple number of edits per week is ok, but not that descriptive since the edits could be anything. I think some kind of approximation of a general edit count, as well as a description of what kind of edits you intend to make (it would be preferable for me if a good portion of those edits took advantage of your admin status) would be good. I just worry that if we don't decide on something that's a lot less subjective, then this forum may be unnecessarily reopened and become an even worse argument than it was this time. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 13:51, March 25, 2013 (UTC)

Browsing through the conversations to read them is one thing but unless I think that what I have to post matters or it contributes to the topic I will refrain from posting. Especially in cases where I want to read the opinions of most editors, before leaving my own and making a decision. I can't force people to respond to unresponsive conversations, unless you'd rather be posting a reminder in talk page of each one.
You can't quantify the number of edits someone makes to define how active that person is. Asking for a general edit count and even a description of the kind is like shooting yourself on the foot. That kind of thinking could very well force people to edit just so they fill a quota and be done with it, not to mention the stress on that person thinking if he will make it or not. That is not how a wiki operates, neither it should ever work that way. An administrator is still an editor and "administrative work" is not everything he ever does. For example, I've been meaning to deal with the unsourced images floating around in the wiki after I'm done with renaming most misnamed images. That is something the even a normal editor can do but it doesn't prevent me from doing it. As I mentioned above if someone thinks that if a certain task should be prioritised at a particular time and it is urgent, an editor could notify me in my talk page and I'd be up to it. MasterDeva (talk) 15:04, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

Option 1 is being completely spit on right now.

Deva: Give us your answer, as JSD requested.   Galaxy 9000   12:24, April 1, 2013 (UTC)

This forum was reopened on March 16.Now it's April 1st.Deva still hasn't made a promise.MasterDeva,if i were you I wouldn't expect to keep my status anymore.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  20:53, April 1, 2013 (UTC)

"We will allow MasterDeva to keep his adminship, under the oath that if he goes inactive again, he will step down".Deva hasn't even made a promise that he will keep being be active.I just don't understand why he should keep being an admin and bureaucrat.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  13:18, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

I don't know what you've been reading but I did say above that: "Regarding the admin rights dispute I promise that I will respectfully step down by myself if I see that other things prevent me from editing the wiki and I can't keep up with it any more. As for periods of activity, daily activity during the morning hours or the night time is the most likely schedule for me to use." It can also be argued since you haven't made yourself a promise to remain active how can I know that you won't leave the next day after all is said and done? Or anyone for that matter? Editors that were here longer and have contributed outstandingly to the One Piece Wiki have decided to leave; it is not farfetched to think that for anybody here. Yet good faith is assumed about other editors' edits and comments on the wiki, unless evidence like vandalism and edit wars directly contradict that policy. If we didn't have it would be impossible to decide on anything. I just don't understand your line of thinking. MasterDeva (talk) 15:04, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

I'll respond to both of your posts here, since I don't want the conversation to get too confusing.

To your first post: I think the job of administrator carries more weight and responsibility than just being a normal editor. I see the job as requiring you to make an easier editing experience for regular editors. This means you should mainly (though not exclusively) be focused on doing things regular editors cannot do. A lot of those things are just wiki maintenance, or tasks that never really end. Lately, you have been working on the misnamed images, but frankly, you've been doing a poor job of it, and I and other users have had to clean up after you. You've said that in those cases that we should notify you and you'll fix them, but there are problems with this: 1) We can't wait around for several days for you to be active and fix them. 2) It takes just as much effort for us to post on your talk page, if not more, than it does for us to just fix it ourselves. 3) You should be active enough to realize yourself when you make the mistakes. All you have to do is check for BFLs. And regarding forum and talk conversations, it is very important to know where users stand. And it's more helpful to know where they stand than to get a detailed response in many cases. In a wiki where the rules allow us to bypass a poll if "an overwhelming majority" believes in one option, it's very important to know where people stand. As far as asking you to "shoot yourself in the foot", that's not really what I'm asking. We need a more concrete promise than "I will be active" or else this forum will just be re-opened in 2 weeks. It's only shooting yourself in the foot if you let it become that. That's why we're allowing you to make your own standard that you have to live up to. If you can't maintain your own standard, then it should become obvious to you that you cannot be as active as you think. Personally, I think there are editors on the wiki who can do a better job of maintaining the wiki than you, and we should give them a chance before we give you your third or fourth.

A response to your second post (and a little of the first too): Yes, it's true that we should maintain good faith in all editing. However, when it comes to the activity of an admin, things are different. More should be expected from an admin than a regular user. In fact, the only requirement of a regular user is that they don't vandalize. Regular users aren't expected to be active. Admins are. At this point, I have a hard time believing (even with good faith) that you can be an active administrator. But even if you're no longer an admin, you can still be a good editor, and you won't even be required to be active. I would love it if you started working on the images with no source. And since you don't need to be an admin to do that, there's nothing stopping you from doing that. Just because all of our other former admins are gone, it doesn't mean you have to leave the wiki too. I still respect you, I just don't think you can maintain the level of activity needed for an admin. This statement is targeted at everyone: It's not the end of the world if MasterDeva isn't admin anymore. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 18:45, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

I couldn't agree more with JSD.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  19:16, April 3, 2013 (UTC)


This poll is now closed. The poll started on March 21, 2013 at 0:00 UTC, and ended on April 4, 2013 at 0:00 UTC. MasterDeva will remain admin, but if he does not maintain his promised level of activity (As for periods of activity, daily activity during the morning hours or the night time is the most likely schedule for me to use.), he will lose his position.

1. We will allow MasterDeva to keep his adminship, under the oath that if he goes inactive again, he will step down.
  1. Sewil 14:46, March 22 - 2013 (i love these peer pressure polls)
  2.   Troll King                          15:24, March 23, 2013 (UTC) (considering how much he has done for the wikia, i'd give him 1 more chance. After that its to the guillotine with this adminship) 
  3.  Apoelpaoole  Apoel talk  21:11, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
  4. uknownada Talk 16:24, March 25, 2013 (UTC) (The promise as it is isn't great, but if you're truly willing to continue, I'm fine with a stay.)
  5. PieceEnrik  talk  co 22:05, March 25, 2013 (UTC) That reminds me my experience in the Catalan wiki u.u T_T
  6. ☠ D S P ☠ Yo! 01:25, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
  7. Shokoluffy 12:21, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
  8. Videogamep Talk 18:52, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
  9.  Tuckyd  Idea Station  Hi There  22:29, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
  10. leviathan_89 11:11, 3 April, 2013 (UTC)
  11.  Fanta Talk  13:15, April 3, 2013 (UTC) still better than option 2
  12. User:X-RAPTOR 15:40, April 3, 2013 (UTC) 
  13. LPKWhat?17:18,4/3/2013
2. MasterDeva has already been warned too many times, and shouldn't have his position anymore.
  1.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  05:58, March 21, 2013 (UTC) I can't trust you anymore
  2.   Galaxy 9000   06:00, March 21, 2013 (UTC) I'm still open to changing my views on this, but Deva really hasn't justified his actions, and said how he will prevent himself from going inactive again.
  3. SeaTerror (talk) 07:35, March 21, 2013 (UTC)
  4. Yata Talk to me 10:12, March 21, 2013 (UTC) If he promises to maintain his activities from hereon as an admin, and keeps that promise, I may change my vote before the deadline.
  5.   ☆ MDM ☆ (◕‿◕)   21:30, March 22, 2013 (UTC) I consider Admin as "People Person" .. and MasterDeva doesn't look like one in My POV
  6. Besty17Talk 21:08, March 23, 2013 (UTC) MasterDeva hasn't showed much commitment recently.
  7. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 05:15, March 25, 2013 (UTC) After getting a response, this is just how I feel.
  8.  STC  Talk Page  21:57, March 25, 2013 (UTC) tch
  9. The Forgotten Beast (talk) 15:25, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
  10.  Jademing  Talk   22:42, April 1, 2013 (UTC) After seeing Deva still not editing much at all, I decided to change my mind.
  11. ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 15:12, April 3, 2013 (UTC) (I have also decided to change my mind, though for other reasons than Jady above... They'll remain unexplained. Sorry Deva...)
3. Nothing should happen to MasterDeva's position, and he should remain admin and bureaucrat, with no conditions bestowed upon him.
  1. DancePowderer Talk 01:18, March 21, 2013 (UTC)
  2.    Karoo       Talk    19:40, March 22, 2013 (UTC)
  3.   Torquil   blogs    Contributions    LuffyEmoticon1.png    talk  18:33, March 25, 2013 (UTC)
  4. Aurora[1] | Yes? 22:25, March 31, 2013 (UTC)
  • leviathan_89 11:53, 27 March, 2013 (UTC)
  •                                                SHB                                                02:45, March 21, 2013 (UTC)
  •  Fanta Talk  00:50, March 21, 2013 (UTC)
  • ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 06:52, March 21, 2013 (UTC) (I am a little twisted here, but as of now he's editing in great ammounts, and if he leaves a reason for his inactivity next time, then my arms are open.)

Definition of "Inactivity"

I've been waiting for this conversation to calm down a bit before I posted here, but I want to make this conversation more generalized than just talking about Deva. The tone of the above conversation is that people don't like an admin making a few edits here and there to remain an admin, they want an admin that's "active" on the wikia and helps out a lot. Concerns about admins just editing the minimum amount were also brought up in this forum in the section where it was decided that inactive admins would have their positions revoked, but never really adressed. So I think we need to have a deeper discussion about this issue, and what being an admin really means.

Personally, I think that the fundamental thing any admins should do is to maintain the wiki so that other editors can have a better and more productive editing experience. They can do this through deleting, locking, and moving pages/images, or through blocking users, or through participating in conversations in talks and forums, or just giving advice to users.

To do all of those things would be a lot of work for one person, so this is why we have 4 admins (and a bot) to help get it all done. So I don't think any admins should be expected to do all of those things, but they should do several of them.

This is a fairly active wikia and is edited daily, so ideally I would expect admins to contribute on a daily basis (or at least several times a week). For the last several weeks many things tied to the maintenance of the site got a bit out of hand: The candidates for deletion was filled with hundreds of images and new images that were uploaded that were things like fanart weren't getting deleted in a timely fashion. There's also things like the broken file links in blogs that require admins to add {{NoPic}} in order to get them to leave the category. When these things get out of hand, it can become quite difficult for people who are working on wiki-wide projects, such as the jpg replacement.

Bottom line: We need to have a discussion about what it truly means to be an "active" or "inactive" admin so we can deal with these situations better in the future. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 17:16, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Such wise words... It's admirable (☆_☆) And I whole-heartedly agree with you. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 17:23, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with JSD that admins should contribute daily and they should participate on forums and conversations about the site but we should not forget that admins have a life as well.Stuff happen.The admins might go on vacation and therefor will not be able to edit the wiki for several weeks.The admins might be sick and therefor they won't be able to use a PC for several days.We shouldn't consider an admin inactive if he doesn't edit for one week or a month because unpredictable things happen in real life.But it's ok if this happen once or twice within a year.If an admin does that many times within a year,they must be considered inactive and be demoted.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  17:39, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

If they leave a reason for why they are being unactive, then it's okay, because that way, the other Admins can promote a replacement to fulfill the vacant Admin's duties until the latter has returned to edit again. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 18:03, March 18, 2013 (UTC)  

Something serious might happens to them.If they can't even inform the community about their temporary inactivity,will we tell them "I'm sorry it's your fault for being sick and you shall be demoted now"?  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  18:35, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

We already talked about problems like this in the second part of this forum. If an admin has some terrible accident or some reason they're inactive for a long time and can't inform the wiki, we have no way of knowing so they'll be demoted with us just assuming they're inactive. But if they come back and explain their absence, then they can always have their position back. It's highly unlikely to happen anyways, so we shouldn't worry too much about it. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 18:39, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Ok,thanks for clearing this.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  18:42, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

About updating daily, I don't necessarily agree that it should be that soon. Sometimes an admin has unplanned schedules for a day, or they simply don't feel like editing for that day. A frequent pace is fine, but daily seems a bit TOO frequent, in my opinion. uknownada Talk 20:18, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Daily is too much. Even DP and Yata don't edit daily sometimes. Hell it even said Yata hadn't edited for 2 days on the wiki edit list page. SeaTerror (talk) 20:20, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Well,I agree daily is way too much.But they should make some edits every two or three days.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  20:23, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Every other day seems fair. They wouldn't get deadmined for going a little over the every other day rule, but if they went say, a week, unannounced, they'd be considered for demotion if they didn't have a valid reason.   Galaxy 9000   22:48, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

I didn't mean every single day they should edit, but rather just edit most days. They should edit enough so that it's obvious to editors that they are active and helping on a regular basis, and that they aren't missing any (or much) of the wiki's activity (not literally every edit, but major things like talks, forums, etc. Even chat too.). I just want it to be reasonable to expect that any of the admins can deal with an issue as it pops up. I'd say on average editing on 5 days out of a week per month is good. And things like a 3 day break with no notice are totally fine, as long as they don't happen all the time. Bottom line: it should be obvious that an admin is active and willing to work. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 03:05, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

An admin might go on vacation.They won't be demoted if they don't edit for a few weeks because they are on vacation.But that can only happen once or twice within a year.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  14:55, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

No, of course they won't be demoted by going on vacation, but it's still recommended that they leave a message with a reason for their inactivity, that way the other Admins can elect a new one for the time being, so that there will still be 4 active Admins at all times. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 15:07, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Again, this is for unexplained absences, as decided in the section above.i also propose that if the break is long enough, or the other admins are uncomfortable with the workload in the admin's absence, the admins (meaning all of them, together) should appoint a user as a temporary admin to help out. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 16:13, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Sidenote about the poll: I think the options were badly chosen, at the moment there are more people who want to leave MasterDeva his rights then who doesn't, but the latter would win. The "keep it with a condition/no one" are a sub-options. The way the poll is it now in not in favor for him. leviathan_89 11:58, 27 March, 2013 (UTC)

There are people that want Deva to keep his position with no conditions,other that want him to keep it if he promises and others who think he doesn't deserve his status anymore.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  12:27, March 27, 2013 (UTC)

We don't combine votes. You should know that by now due to my 2nd ban forum poll. SeaTerror (talk) 01:01, March 28, 2013 (UTC)

We don't split votes either. The more conditions you add the more you favourite the opposite options. Since for some reasons you don't like combining votes, we have always add two-steps polls, like "Yes/No" and "if so how". leviathan_89 11:06, 3 April, 2013 (UTC)

The condition should have been a sub-option, as "yes" or "no". I guess it's too late now, though. uknownada Talk 01:08, March 28, 2013 (UTC)

I doubt it. Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  13:45, March 28, 2013 (UTC)

It is too late but this is exactly how the poll should have been done. SeaTerror (talk) 04:39, March 29, 2013 (UTC)

I gave a pretty good amount of time for people to voice concerns about the poll. Nobody did, so the way it is now became the final.   Galaxy 9000   18:22, March 29, 2013 (UTC)

It's true, Gal gave ample time for people to address their concerns. It was done by the book.

But this section is very off topic right now, so I wanna bump the actual topic. It's clear by this poll that people don't believe in the current standard of editing a few times a month, and they want tougher restrictions. My personal views have been already written above, but we need more input from others. Even if Deva's issue is being resolved by poll, we still need to settle this for the future. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 18:37, March 29, 2013 (UTC)

If an admin is always active and suddenly staff happen and he must go inactive for a week or two he won't be demoted obviously.But if it happens constantly,it means that he can't keep his status anymore and he must be demoted.Simple as that.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  10:43, March 30, 2013 (UTC)

Post Poll Discussion

Discuss the results of this epic saga.   Galaxy 9000   00:03, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

I certainly hope you keep up with your promise, MasterDeva. This isn't something we should go through ever again. You're a great admin, so continue being one. uknownada Talk 00:42, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

Well,since option 3 didn't pass it's ok.How long will he stay active?One week?Two weeks?One month?He will go inactive again.I'm sure he will.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  04:52, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

Yes. We all know he will go inactive. So we will have to decide a time. SeaTerror (talk) 04:54, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

Deva, we'll need to know your time zone in order to enforce the rule.   Galaxy 9000   04:59, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

My time zone is UTC+02:00. MasterDeva (talk) 15:37, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

It should only be for unannounced inactivity, as long as he cites an approximate return time when telling us he is going to be inactive.DancePowderer Talk 05:09, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

Suck it.  Fanta Talk 

Depends on how long, doesn't it? If he announce that he'll be unactive for a year or something, then we can't just let him keep his rights, no?... Not that I think he'll do that though. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 15:43, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

If he announces, then it's fine. But no announcement, = forum gets at least looked at again.

I like lollipops too Panda.   Galaxy 9000   16:14, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

Having him announce it is just stupid since he goes inactive all the time. SeaTerror (talk) 20:19, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

Even if he announces it,if he keeps going inactive he will get demoted.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  20:27, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

If he announces it, and it's within reason, then it's fine.   Galaxy 9000   07:52, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

Well, since he is making an effort now... if he goes offline for a long time again, straight off to demotion. Yata Talk to me 08:12, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

What Yata said.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  13:56, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

Agreed. Then it's off to the gallows. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 15:02, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

There should be a poll about his bureaucrat rights though.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  15:44, April 6, 2013 (UTC)

Bureaucrat rights just allow him to change the rights of other users, which doesn't happen often on this wiki. It's not important enough to change. Though while we're at it, it would be helpful for Sff9 to get bureaucratic rights so that all the admins can have them. He's proven himself to be a helpful admin here. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 16:57, April 6, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with JSD. Sff do deserve Bureaucrat rights. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 17:00, April 6, 2013 (UTC)

4 bureaucrats?No.Just no.4 bureaucrats is way too much for a wiki with less that 4k pages. Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  19:38, April 7, 2013 (UTC)

The more trustworthy admins, the better. Sff needs these rights. Didn't know he didn't have them before.uknownada Talk 20:12, April 7, 2013 (UTC)

I agree that sff must get the rights but 4 bureaucrats is too much for a wiki.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  20:14, April 7, 2013 (UTC)

You know how many active admins the elder scrolls wiki has? (which has 18k pages btw) Four. One bureaucrat. I don't get why we even need 3 bureaucrats in the first place, all they can do besides the regular admin stuff is changing more userrights. We definitely don't need 4 bureaucrats.  Fanta Talk  13:01, April 9, 2013 (UTC)

Sff probably knows the most about coding and inner wiki stuff then any of the other admins. He should have the bureaucrat status.   Galaxy 9000   21:33, April 9, 2013 (UTC)

I don't really see any reason to separate bureaucratic rights from regular admin rights. We trust all the admins, don't we? Better to have it so any one of them can address user rights issues. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 02:00, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Bureaucratic rights also include banning users, don't they? Or is that the only "rights" normal admins can alter? uknownada Talk 02:38, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Regular admins can ban.   Galaxy 9000   02:42, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

The only thing Bureaucrats can do that regular admins can't is to give out and take away user rights (ie Rollbacks, Chat Mods, admins, etc). It's all covered here. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 03:10, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Well then, I don't see a problem with giving Sff9 the rights. Especially since he's on chat often, so he's easier to contact if someone asked for rollback, temporary chatmod/admin status, etc. Though it doesn't seem like a big deal either way. Seems more like "why not?" uknownada Talk 05:35, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

We don't need that many with bureaucratic rights. We could vote on removing Deva's bureaucratic rights like mentioned above. SeaTerror (talk) 17:08, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

The thing about bureaucrat rights is that they can just be removed by wikia staff. That's why they're such a hassle.  Fanta Talk  17:22, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Yes. We vote then if the results show to remove it somebody contacts staff. SeaTerror (talk) 17:23, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Sff needs it ST. Stop being difficult.   Galaxy 9000   20:23, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Pleae try to read what I said next time, Stevie. SeaTerror (talk) 00:19, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

I saw it. "Take away Deva's". Why would we do that without him going inactive? If you really want that poll, then set it up. Sff should get the rights regardless.   Galaxy 9000   00:42, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

I definitely agree that sff deserves the rights but 4 bureaucrats?No.Just not.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  07:50, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

So...which is it, SHL? Do you support it or reject it? uknownada Talk 07:59, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

I guess I support it since sff really deserves it.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  08:03, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

Yup, Sff9 does deserve the rights over Deva. Demote Deva, promote Sff9, we prevent having too many Bureaucrats. Yata Talk to me 08:09, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

EXACTLY what Yata said.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  08:22, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

And while we're handing out meaningless titles, I call shotgun on "assistant executive chat manager"  Fanta Talk  12:06, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

So is sff gonna get the rights or not?  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  09:24, April 20, 2013 (UTC

Dunno. None of the Admins have even stated their opinions here yet (except for Yata)... WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 15:14, April 21, 2013 (UTC)

I don't see why having one more bureaucrat is a problem. Videogamep Talk 23:00, April 22, 2013 (UTC)

I agree that demoting Deva and promoting Sff9 would be the best solution, because 4 bureaucrats is just not necessary. Fintin (talk) 20:17, May 9, 2013 (UTC)

Bump. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 16:13, May 13, 2013 (UTC)

With all the temporary admin appointments to deal with image renaming, it would be very practical for Sff to have bureaucratic powers, since Sff is typically in chat most days and can give people powers for much shorter periods of time in order to prevent misuse of the powers. And besides, Deva has only used bureaucratic powers once, to appoint other admins elected via forum. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 13:50, May 14, 2013 (UTC)

^^Listen to this guy. Just sayin'. WU out - ☆ Wonder-kun ☆ (◣ ◢) 14:04, May 14, 2013 (UTC)

Yata doesn't use his rights either.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  17:03, May 14, 2013 (UTC)

Can we demote him yet? SeaTerror (talk) 18:06, May 14, 2013 (UTC)

Can we promote sff yet?  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  18:11, May 14, 2013 (UTC)

Yes. Can we demote MasterDeva yet? SeaTerror (talk) 18:12, May 14, 2013 (UTC)

I would agree to demote him 2 months ago but now he is very active. Why so much Deva hate?  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  07:37, May 15, 2013 (UTC)

He isn't active at all. If he was active then Galaxy wouldn't have had to be made admin to move images. He just pops in occasionally to keep his admin status. SeaTerror (talk) 17:49, May 15, 2013 (UTC)

Orly?  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  18:34, May 15, 2013 (UTC)

He looks pretty active to me. Videogamep Talk 21:17, May 15, 2013 (UTC)

Because being "active" for 2 days then leaving again for a week/weeks is really him being active. He only wants to keep his admin status for unknown reasons. SeaTerror (talk) 18:06, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

This wiki needs to come together and first create a definition of "active" .. ONLY then we can talk if certain member or admin is active or not. From looking at the conversation above, in this wiki everyone seems to have different meaning of active.   ☆ MDM ☆ (◕‿◕)   18:13, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

Deva has over 500 edits in the last month, I think it's safe to call that "active". And there's no reason to remove his bureaucratic rights, as they aren't a big deal. All I said we should do is give Sff9 bureaucratic rights. It doesn't have to be so exclusive that Sff can't have the rights if Deva does. I'm really not sure why people seem to think we need to remove Deva's bureaucratic rights. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 19:14, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

Well, the wiki doesn't need so many bureaucrats. I don't support demoting Deva and I'm not against promoting sff but the only bureaucrat that really uses his powers is DP and the main reason for that is that the other two bureaucrats never join the chat. So I believe the wiki mustn't have so many bureaucrats since the majority of them rarely use their rights and that happens only when a certain person has been elected.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  19:20, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

Power Abuse

Well its much better using this forum instead of opening a new one.

Special:Contributions/MasterDeva as you can see he locked the templates when he was the only one that wanted empty cell in them. Template_talk:Marine_Members_Gallery#Template_Spacing Then he lied about it and called it vandalism to protect them when he was the one who was technically vandalizing. SeaTerror (talk) 18:38, July 13, 2013 (UTC)

That's true. He did protect a lot of templates, even though he is the only one that wants the empty cell extension. And he hasn't removed the protection from the templates, despite the fact that the talk page agreed that we won't use empty cells. And he doesn't only protect templates for no reason. He also protected this file and reverted to the version that he prefers, ignoring the rule, which says that the image must stay in the previously accepted version in case of edit war. I don't know if this is a reason for demotion, and I also don't know if this is the right place to discuss this, but he definitely must not lock pages for no reason, just because he likes them that way.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  19:06, July 13, 2013 (UTC)

Just throwing my 2 cents, the "title" of this discussion is bit misleading .. its better to call it "misuse of power" .. calling it "power abuse" just makes it sound like a Level 5 crime .. while this issue can be solved by nice discussion among the members in question.

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I only protected the templates because SeaTerror or Staw-Hat Luffy reverted my edits without stating any reason at all for the reversion. The only person actually being abusive (by mindlessly reverting) is SeaTerror. You'll notice it holds true mostly for SeaTerror but Staw-Hat Luffy did it too here, even though the previous version handled empty space much better. I first protected the Marine Members Gallery Template because Klobis constantly kept reverting without explaining his reasons properly. Afterwards the issue was taken to the template's talk page where only Staw-Hat Luffy (apart from JustSomeDude and sff9) made some real effort to explicably discuss the issues. The talk page however wasn't resolved because the discussion got on hold for a while.

In fact, you'll notice that SeaTerror reverted most templates for the sake of simply reverting my edits, with the only notable exception being the Baroque Works Gallery Template. His bias is especially visible here, where my edits only served to eliminate empty space but SeaTerror reverted anyway! As for Negikuma Maria the file was protected because of counter-productive edit warring. As seen here JustSomeDude states that "And for the record, the rule in case of edit wars is to revert to the version involved in the edit war that was uploaded first. In this case, it's the anime version." and does no mention of some previously "accepted" default of some kind though neither participant claimed that much. MasterDeva (talk) 20:28, July 13, 2013 (UTC)

You vandalized the templates by ignoring the talk page where the majority said no to empty cells. Then you locked them just to have your way. It really is as simple as that. Also Just was wrong and he doesn't create the rules. SeaTerror (talk) 22:56, July 13, 2013 (UTC)

Except that I did not vandalise anything, and everything was done according to the documentation! The problems with Template:Marine Members Gallery which I assume you are referring to are mostly because of empty spaces between portraits themselves which has nothing to do with simply moving some portraits to the center. Plus, I'm reminding you that the discussion there is ongoing and no consensus has been reached yet. MasterDeva (talk) 23:07, July 13, 2013 (UTC)

The discussion isn't ongoing. You can only blame YOURSELF for IGNORING it. SeaTerror (talk) 23:16, July 13, 2013 (UTC)

If you want to rage SeaTerror do it somewhere else and not on this wiki! It is plainly obvious that you are ignoring the comments made by JustSomeDude, sff9 and the later comments by Staw-Hat Luffy himself. What's even more obvious is that you only came to the discussion to "mock" one side and promptly left as soon as you did that. No constructive criticism whatsoever. Staw-Hat Luffy at least put effort in the discussion and we were discussing specific issues and possible solutions. MasterDeva (talk) 23:29, July 13, 2013 (UTC) You might learn something if you actually read the definition. Either way you ignored the thread where a majority of people said NOT to use empty cells. You literally are the only one who want them. Either way you abused your own power by locking the templates to have them how ONLY you want them. SeaTerror (talk) 17:44, July 14, 2013 (UTC)

"And for the record, the rule in case of edit wars is to revert to the version involved in the edit war that was uploaded first. In this case, it's the anime version.". Yeah, that's not a rule. It never was. And you kept adding the empty cell extension in templates, even though, as discussed here, nobody wants it. And don't give me the argument "what was said in that talk page is only about that specific templates", because you know that the decision made there is the same for all the galleries in general. And you still haven't even unlocked that template, despite the fact that the discussion has ended.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  17:51, July 14, 2013 (UTC)

Ahem, the discussion is not over yet, Staw-Hat Luffy, unless you mean to tell me that you do not want to participate any further. I hope I'm wrong about that. I was hoping for more input on it but for now I guess I'll move on with the changes we've discussed and see how it goes. You know very well that a talk page is meant to discuss changes on that specific article. If you want to talk about a general issue you open a forum! Also, don't make broad generalisations. Only you and SeaTerror are against using the EMPTYCELL parameter and although you both put your likes above the wiki at least you went into the effort of discussing possible solutions. That I can respect. I know that JustSomeDude didn't phrase the rule correctly but the point I wanted to make though, is that there is no such thing as "new default" unless an actual poll has taken place. Just to make things clear, the general rule is to use the version before what caused the edit war. Nothing states though that it has to be the first image uploaded. I hope that has cleared any misunderstandings.MasterDeva (talk) 22:00, July 14, 2013 (UTC)

"Only you and SeaTerror are against using the EMPYCELL parameter" I guess you don't know how to read considering the majority on that template discussion were against it. SeaTerror (talk) 22:42, July 14, 2013 (UTC)

What I said above is that only you and Staw-Hat Luffy are specifically against it in general. Regardless of whether or not are problems. MasterDeva (talk) 08:16, July 18, 2013 (UTC)

Discussion 3

Useful as Sff9 is for templates and coding, he's been inactive for a month now. And much as some people would rather it was Deva potentially getting demoted, this is an issue that needs to be addressed. It's a shame, cos he's a good bloke, but an admin has to be active.

It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 12:46, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

Alright, didn't expect I'd post on a forum again but this is a serious issue. Here's my opinion. First of all, nothing personal guys, Sff especially is a really great guy to talk to.

But, I must say that even though sff is great at coding and stuff, and he's the only admin that is actuall very good at that I think, he's not active anymore. Surely sff, you used to be very very helpful and contributed a lot to the site but you haven't cared about this place since last summer as I can see. I do realize that life is much more important than wikia and there is nobody saying that you should push yourself to edit because that's not fun anymore but since you don't want to edit anymore, you should step down. Some guys have told me you said you realize you aren't active enough to be an admin, and it's great that you admit that so I think you should move on. If you ever feel like becoming active again, you would be more than welcome to get your rights back, from me at least. But right now, you contribute nothing to the wiki and you're just taking up the rights that someone else could make a much better use of.

Now for Deva, my opinion hasn't changed since last time, I believe you should step down. But I currently have mixed feelings about it too.. Summer is very close and you were pretty active last summer, helped a lot with your admin rights as well. But now I haven't seen you editing much for quite a while and even though admins surely aren't meant to edit whore, I believe that you should edit more. Also, after giving rollbacks the rights to rename images, you do nothing admin exclusive so yeah, I think we could work without you as an admin.

Well now, this was my opinion and I don't care if you disagree, feel free to bring all the hate to me, I'm too used to that now.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  13:03, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

Sff is a great admin, and his skills in coding are unmatched by anyone else on this wiki. It would be a shame for him to lose the ability to edit some of the very code-heavy admin-only pages. However, I do understand the misgivings people have about his activity level. What I would suggest is some kind of compromise, where as long as Sff agrees to be semi-active (a feat I trust he can do, since he has responded to all of my talk page messages), he may keep the rights in some capacity in case we need his help. Whether that's just allowing him to do whatever kinds of edits he wants under PX-Bot's account, keeping his rights while adding another admin, or just saying that any time he needs the rights he can be a temporary admin, I don't really care. My point is there may be a time when Sff needs admin rights to help us all, even if he can't be active enough to be a full admin. Regardless, I trust Sff to be honest here and actually tell us what should be done so that we may not need a poll to resolve this, which would be sweet.

Looking at Deva's contributions, there's no way he's inactive. Let's not talk about him at all. JustSomeDude...  Talk | 13:37, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

Making Sff a temp admin sounds good, but it'll only work if there's not much admin work he needs to do. If it's constantly changing his rights on and off, he might as well just stay a full admin. I agree that taking this to poll isn't ideal, but if we can resolve it before ST comes back we might get away with it. And Staw, this isn't about Deva.

It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 13:41, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

Of course we could just give sff temp admin whenever he needs to edit a mediawiki page or something, we have done that to many people in the past myself included and nobody complained so i don't think anyone would care if we did that. And yeah, sorry, I actually misread your last sentence Nova. K, not talking about Deva for the time being.  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  13:48, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

Let's not waste anyone's time in endless debate and go straight to the point.

  1. While I probably used to be a decent contributor (for various reasons—thanks for the kind words btw), I have not been active enough as an admin. I never was really convinced by the whole "there must be exactly 4 admins and they have to be active", but there seems to be a consensus about this; therefore I'm taking the place of someone who would do a better job.
  2. It's unlikely I will be able to be much more active in the near future.
  3. If for some (improbable) reason I am personally needed (for something related to code or whatnot), I'm still easily reachable, as you have seen (editing my talk page sends me an email). Staying an admin won't change this, whether I'm active or not.

As a consequence, I hereby step down. I hesitated to do so a few months ago; it would have been easier for everyone if I hadn't. Sorry about this.

So, no poll about this issue—but now there has to be an election, so maybe it wasn't the simplest solution after all :D but I really wanted to use the word "hereby". sff9 22:28, May 20, 2014

I think an odd number of admins would be ideal, since then there will never be a tied decision between them, but that's for a later date. Sff, you've done a fantastic job as admin, and thank you for not dragging this out.

It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 22:40, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

Seems Sff9 would be going then. But since he's was a very good admin, if he wants his position back at a time of need, I would like to give nominations for him again. Just a note, I'm active enough, right? Yata Talk to me 01:27, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

Don't worry, you're active, so you're not at risk of being demoted.  Jademing  Talk   01:44, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

I share the same feelings with Yatanogarasu. If sff9 believes that his schedule will allow him to become an admin again in the future, I will support it. That said I know this will not be the last we see of you sff9 and I'll just wish you good luck with whatever you choose to do. MasterDeva (talk) 10:33, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

It'll be sad to see you go, sff. You were a goodie. (-_-)7

On that note, are we done here?  Fintin  Talk   12:22, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

Looks like it, once Sff removes his rights. We can put the inevitable new admin discussion to one side for a while.

It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 12:24, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

Just to be clear, I didn't say I was leaving the wiki… I'm not going to be much less active than I have been for months!

@Yata and MasterDeva: thanks for your offer, your trust is very appreciated (though if I ever want to become a full-time admin again, I won't try to bypass the community vote).

Only waiting for a bureaucrat to remove my rights now. DP or Yata, be my guests. sff9 21:59, May 21, 2014

OK, I could do it myself actually (the logic is kinda inconsistent but whatever). sff9 22:04, May 21, 2014