Steward requests/SUL requests/Usurpation policy
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- Stewards are allowed to usurp accounts on wikis without active bureaucrats.
- A wiki is considered as having no active bureaucrats if there are no bureaucrats, or all bureaucrats have made no edits in the last 3 months. If a bureaucrat is active on another project, or is inactive entirely, usurpation will only be handled by stewards if the bureaucrat does not respond to an email request within a week.
- User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project and already have SUL account.
- User accounts may be usurped if it matches one of following conditions:
- Does not have any edits except deleted
- Is a vandalism-only account where all the edits were straight reverted and can thus be deleted.
- Has edits to userspace only that can be deleted.
- User accounts may not be usurped if the user responds to the usurpation warning email within a week.
- Stewards may reject a request even if it fulfills these criteria, but contradicts common sense.
- Stewards may usurp accounts regardless to point 4 if the usurpation target consents.
- Steward have to notify local community about the request and their option out of this policy 3 days before usurpation unless usurpation target consents.
- Local bureaucrats may also adopt this policy if there is no local policy.
- All bureaucrats and stewards operating usurpations must remember at all times that the CC-BY-SA/GFDL is only interested in the name the person adds to the history when they release the work under the CC-BY-SA/GFDL—this is not a matter of debate or subject to personal decision.