|Battlefield Wiki Policies|
To vote you must meet the following criteria (unless stated otherwise at the place of the vote):
- At least 20 mainspace edits
- Have been active for over 1 month
These are to prevent multiple account abuse. Any suspect accounts will be IP verified. Any ineligible votes should be struck-out and ignored.
Votes typically stem from a proposal. For example:
- It is proposed we develop a policy on voting
Users would then either support, oppose or comment on the proposal. To do this, the following format should be used:
*'''Support''' - Reason - ~~~~
*'''Oppose''' - Reason - ~~~~
*Comment - ~~~~
Bolding is important to differentiate a comment expressing an opinion and a formal vote.
Vote results should be displayed using Template:Vote, in the following format:
All votes last for 1 week unless stated otherwise at the place of the vote.
Upon completion, all votes and related discussions should be archived in situ or somewhere appropriate for record keeping purposes (BF:DDD). These should then not be altered.
Requests for Adminship
In the case of a Request for Adminship, the voting process is taken differently from the Battlefield Wiki's standard voting process.
- All votes on RfA's have a maximum length of 4 days unless stated otherwise at the user's nomination.
- In the case of a unanimous voting result of either support or oppose to the acquirement of the admin rights, the vote should be closed 48 hours after the nomination was made, having a bureaucrat taking the action decided by the vote.
- If the nominated user does not meet the RfA's guideline requirements, the voting shall be closed immediately, having no effect on his/her rights.
If a vote ends with a draw, the tiebreak procedure, agreed here, must be employed. Note that this is intentionally longer than should ever be required and should always lead to a conclusive result.
If the vote is, for example, a proposal, where a user must vote for, against or other, then tiebreaking is simple:
- Whichever of support or oppose has the higher count wins
- If this is a draw, all votes except those of admins are ignored and a recount takes place.
- Should this still be a draw, the casting vote resides with the current user of the month
If there are multiple proposals, for example, for featured content, where users can support or oppose multiple proposals, but only one proposal can go ahead, then tiebreaking is similar. If one proposal is tied, the above must be followed before an overall tie may be determined.
- If there are multiple approved proposals, whichever has he highest net result (support-oppose) wins
- If this is still a draw, all votes except those of admins are ignored and the net result recalculated.
- Should this still be a draw, the casting vote resides with the previous month's user of the month