Grants:IdeaLab/Code of Conduct Governing Administrators
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
There appears to be no code governing the conduct of administrators and no appeals process against bans.
This is even more prolific in localised versions, where a small group of admins tend to dominate and control the entire project, often with compatible agendas and personal friendships.
There appears to be no credible process of addressing disputes with admins, nor is there an (easy) route for independent, authoritative and appropriately authorise counsel to rule on such disputes.
What is your solution?
Establish a code of conduct for administrator and those with editorial and administrative powers through proposals and RFC iteration.
About the idea creator
- Because some admins have a very high political profile and avoid any discussion about the articles they create or manage. For instance, the Wikipedia in catalonian language is managed by separatist and radical admins (you can check my opinión in their profile, with their likes and background). It happens that the catalonian language articles are manipulated all of them against an usual neutral knowledge.
To support my opinión, you can take a look to the nacionality of any celebrity, sportmen or women who were born in a catalonian place. Everyone are showed as "Catalan" when this región is a part of the Spanish country and not a independent state. If you compare their biography in different languages, you could understand what I want to say.
- I agree that this seems to be a problem, and would mention the Simple English wikipedia as another project with a superfluity of rude admins who abuse the newbies. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 18:04, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
- What I was going to suggest, elaborate plan, TheNerdisHere (talk) 19:42, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
- Strong support. Here is a quick analogy that has some degree of basis. Within the United States Department of Defense there is a statute allowing for a maximum 4 year duty assignment, referred to as time-on-station (TOS). TOS may be extended to 6 years but must be approved by multiple direct supervisors (Chain-of-Command). TOS extensions are not a common practice and after 6 years the assignment MUST change. The TOS is in place to avoid abuse of power, corruption and immoral behavior. Wikipedia should have some type of policy in place to avoid bullying (immoral behavior) within this service platform. Allowing an admin to carry on with 'no limits', makes no sense and leads to the currently acceptable 'bullying' allowed within the wikipedia domains. Vwanweb (talk) 23:24, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
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