Hello, I’m not sure if you’re still active but were you still interested in running the wiki’s Instagram page? The page has become very inactive and if no one was interested in still running it I was likely going to repurpose it, although it wouldn’t have to do with the wiki any more so I wanted to check in with you to be sure you didn’t still have interest in using it.
Hello Wolves, I hope everything is well with you. During my leave of absence I took some time to reflect over what was working well on the wiki and what wasn’t working so well. I habe come to the realization that the staff on this wiki could be working more as a team rather than individual units as we have tended to do in the past. The way we were running worked just fine as this wiki was smaller, even 1 year ago, but now that the wiki has grown and become larger, with there inherently being drama, I believe it is only fair to change with the times.
As a result, I have decided that the best way to operate is to hold monthly staff meetings, which will essentially be an updated version of the old administrator meetings, although these meetings will take place in the forums. Each meeting will run as follows: the head bureaucrat (me) will begin the meeting with an introduction of any pressing wiki matters and essentially provide an outline of what needs to be discussed in the meeting. Then, each staff member must respond that they are present within 48 hours to show that they are present. If they fail to do so, they will be considered absent. Being absent for three monthly meetings in a row will result in a demotion, although for this system to function properly I highly encourage you to attend every meeting.
After 48 hours or after everyone states that they are present, the actual meeting will commence, beginning with everything the head bureaucrat outlined. This will primarily consist of voting. Matters such as unblocking users and new rule implementation will be discussed in this manner. New staff positions will still be decided in chat among only administrators while many less serious matters will continue to be left to the entire community to vote on I will explain how exactly this voting procedure will work later on in this message.
After the first stage is complete, any other staff members are free to bring up any issues they feel are necessary to discuss and this will play out similarly to stage 1, with each staff member having complete control of the meeting (although the head bureaucrat may intervene if necessary) until they are finished, and then the next staff member may begin talking and so on. Any other bureaucrats will have control, than any non-bureaucrat administrators, then content moderators and rollbacks, then discussion moderators and chat moderators, then social media managers. When multiple users have the same position, whoever has held that position for the longest will go first. When the meeting has finished, the head bureaucrat will close the meeting with a summary of all the decisions made.
Rather than only involving administrators, I believe it is in the wiki’s best interest to include all staff members, including social media managers, content moderators, and any other positions we may have in the future. These meetings will comprise most of the wiki’s meetings among staff members from now on in order to ensure that all staff members have a say rather than just administrators. However, the Instagram administrator group-chat will still function for pressing matters that cannot wait until these meetings occur at the beginning of each month. In addition, when selection new staff members, solely administrators will still meet in the wiki’s chat.
For now when it comes to voting, all staff members besides administrators will have 1 vote, while administrators will have 1.5 votes. This is to preserve the fact that administrators have some sort of final say, being the most experienced users on the wiki, without becoming overly powerful. In order for a vote to pass a simple majority (51% support the vote) is required, except for unblocking a user, where 75% supporting staff members is required.
Keep in mind that this is a VERY early, rough draft of the staff meetings and I anticipate them changing a lot over time in order to adapt to the wiki’s needs. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know so that the staff meetings can function the best as possible. Normally, staff meetings will take place at the beginning of each month. However, since I needed some time to figure out all of the details, the first staff meeting will be taking place on January 13. I hope to see you there!
This isn't a warning, but I'd just like to ask you to please keep comments as on topic to the page as possible, and to take off topic stuff to either a page that relates to them more or the off topic board in the forums. I have deleted your off topic comment as it is against the rules.
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