Stewards should not override consensus, such as whether or not a user should be given a particular user right. Their task is to implement valid community consensus within the bounds of the Foundation's goals. If there are any doubts as to whether or not an action should be performed, stewards should not act unless it is an emergency situation requiring immediate action or there are no active local users to do it.
While stewards must follow the above rule, they are not required to like it and as they are still ordinary editors and any other position(s) they hold, are entitled to freely voice their opinions, state their view and be heard by the community, just as any other user may.
In a nutshell: they do not lose the ability to think and feel because they have access to more buttons.
- using steward access on any wiki where they have been blocked;
- changing rights on home wikis (wikis where they are active community members), except for clearcut cases (such as self-requested removal or emergencies).
Requests for steward action should be made on the relevant steward request page. When a community asks that rights be changed, a link should be provided to the page where the action was discussed and agreed upon by the community. Steward activity is visible in the Meta logs. When a request is fulfilled, stewards should note this on the Meta request page, and ideally on the local request page if there is one.
Discussion of steward actions should occur on Meta, rather than privately, so editors can understand the stewards' decisions. If a steward has doubts about a request, they should let the other stewards know so the request will not be granted by another steward.
Should a wiki have existing policies regarding the steward action, stewards must ensure requests conform to the relevant policy before acting, or that a consensus in favour exists.
- 英语维基百科：w:en:Wikipedia:Global rights policy#Stewards
- 英语维基新闻：n:en:Wikinews:Global rights usage#Stewards
- 英语维基文库：s:en:Wikisource:Restricted access policy#Stewards
監管員並不是終身的。使用者可以在需要時得到監管權，並在社群相信他時保留，但如果使用者不再需要監管權或是不再被社群信任時就會失去這個權限。Steward status is granted until the next yearly elections, where users will be invited to comment and in particular to ask for removal of status. However, since stewardship is typically a position likely to get into trouble and since the steward group can easily control itself, the confirmation itself will be done by other stewards. If the majority of other stewards request removal of steward access, the steward will lose their status. Stewards will be specifically careful to review situations when opposition from the community is registered.