This is where only administrators can aproove requests.
- User must be a rollback
Stage 1: Nominating Edit
- Users may nominate themselves or be nominated by another user for administratorship. The nominee then has to accept the nomination before voting can begin.
- If the nominee accepts the nomination, they should also choose two Administrative projects when stating their acceptance.
- Multiple requests at one time are allowed.
- Administrator candidates that are not given administrator privileges are ineligible to be nominated or to nominate themselves for at least a month.
- Users that aren't at least a rollback can nominate/be nominated for adminship.
Stage 2: Voting Edit
- Users may support, be neutral toward, or oppose the nomination. Users must provide a reason behind their position.
- Users must have 1 edit and be a regular contributor for a month to be able to vote or nominate. Users who have been absent for extended periods of time (3 months or more) will be considered as "new users" for the purposes of RfA and must make 1 edit and be contributor for a further month before voting.
- Everyone's vote counts as one vote. Admins do not hold extra power.
- A bureaucrat will then determine whether consensus has been reached. This means that administrator requests require at least a two-thirds support rate to pass. Strength of argument is more important than the number of votes.
- Admins and bureaucrats may nominate and/or vote on a nomination. However, a bureaucrat who votes on a nomination and later reviews the nomination must review according to the vote result, not their personal opinion of the nominee.
- A vote on an RfA shall last for 1 week.
- Votes on an RfA may be closed early if it is obvious that consensus against it will not be reached. (e.g. 2+ support and 0 oppose)