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Stewards/elections 2010/Guidelines

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This page guides users interested in voting or being a candidate in the February 2010 steward elections. Please read each relevant section below.



Before you vote, you must:

  • have an account on Meta (this wiki);
  • have a global account (or an account on Meta with user page linked to your main wiki, and a link to your meta account from your home wiki user page);
  • not primarily use the account for automated (bot) tasks;
  • have made at least 600 edits before 01 November 2009 (on one wiki, or edits on unified wikis can be combined);
  • have made at least 50 edits between 01 August 2009 and 31 January 2010 (on the same wiki as above, or edits on unified wikis can be combined).

You can check your eligibility automatically.



Please help translate these pages into your languages:

Suggestions to participants

  • You can ask the candidates questions on Stewards/elections 2010/Questions.
  • You can add a short (at most one or two lines) statement explaining your vote. Long conversations (responses to the votes of others) may be moved to the talk page, with a note added so other participants know where to look for it.
  • As some users have disabled CentralNotice





Before applying for stewardship, you must:

  • agree to abide by the Steward policies;
  • have a global (SUL) account;
  • have a user account on this Meta wiki (attached to your unified account);
  • have an account on at least one Wikimedia Foundation project where you have been active for at least three months.

(You can check the above requirements automatically.)

Also, because the work stewards can become involved in can lead to legal consequences and involvement (see CheckUser and Oversight policies), you must be:

  • at least 18 years old, and at least the age of majority in your country, before the final day of voting;
  • willing to provide your full name and proof of identity to the Wikimedia Foundation.

Stewards are preferably multilingual, because steward-based operations often involve projects of varying language (but this is not a requirement). They should also be available on a reasonably common basis. The Steward policy sets limitations; for example, stewards are discouraged from using their access on projects that they are active on to avoid conflicts of interest, and are encouraged to watch and help on the steward request pages. They can also join the IRC channel #wikimedia-stewardsconnect on freenode to answer requests.

Inactive stewards will have their access removed.



If you want to submit yourself as a candidate, please follow these steps.

Candidate submissions are closed

Create your statement and vote page

  • Create a subpage (just open it and click save)

  • Edit the page with the following information:
    • Your real name (optional);
    • a link to your user account on Meta, and a link to a second active account that meets the prerequisites.
    • a list of languages you can read and write, using the language-independent Wikimedia shorthand (see {{user language}}).
    • a short summary of your participation in the Wikimedia Foundation. Of particular interest are administrator or bureaucrat status, volunteer work such as membership of the email response team or an Arbitration Committee, or any other information you feel is relevant. You can read other applicants' statements for more ideas.
  • Now create your votes page (no need to do any modifications. Just create the page):

  • When you are done with that, add yourself to the statements index page (with {{/Your_username_here}}) and the statements&vote page (with {{:Stewards/elections 2010/votes/Your_username_here}}), add a section to the Questions page and list your subpage on the elections page by adding the following text in alphabetical order: "{{Se2010 candidate indexer|your username}}". Volunteers will add translations in various languages to it for you.

Provide proof of identity