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Template:Steward confirmations

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For steward confirmations.

Usage example: Stewards/Confirm/2017

Adds the Steward confirmation process description, i.e. the header text displayed commonly each year. Usually transcluded in user interface language thanks to `{{TNT |Steward confirmations |uselang={{int:lang}} |template parameters… }}

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This template prefers block formatting of parameters.


Year in which the confirmation is held. Must be in Arabic numerals (4 digits format).

Years periodyears

Years; for which time frame the confirmation will be valid. Should be localized.

Start daystartday

Date of the first voting day (election opening). Should be localized.

End dayendday

Date of the last voting day (election closing). Should be localized.

Opening monthmonth

Month from which the election start (all stewards elected before this month will need to be confirmed). Should be localized.



  • years: "2017-18" = for which timeframe the confirmation will be valid
  • year: "2017" = in which the confirmation is held
  • startdate
  • enddate
  • month: all stewards before "month" "year" undergo confirmation.
The Confirmation will begin on {{{startday}}}, and will finish on {{{endday}}}.

The Steward Confirmations are an opportunity for the Wikimedia community to comment on the performance of existing stewards. To make the process as smooth as possible, the confirmations are organized as follows.

To comment, please log in with an account that has edits (on any wiki) before {{{startday}}}. During the [[Stewards/Elections {{{year}}}|{{{year}}} Elections]], please mention if you are comfortable or unhappy with the use of steward tools of any of the people listed below and why.

After the election, stewards (including the newly-elected ones) are invited to review the confirmation comments and to give their impression of the outcome (consensus to confirm/remove etc.) on [[Talk:Stewards/Confirm/{{{year}}}|Talk:Stewards/Confirm/{{{year}}}]] for every steward who stood for confirmation. Of course, they are not required to do this for every candidate and will be especially careful to do it regarding someone about whom they expressed strong opinions in the confirmation. Non-steward comments are welcome outside of the "Final Decision" section, subject to the usual expectations of civility. Confirmation discussions will last one week after the appointment of the newly elected stewards. This may be extended to two weeks for one or more confirmations at the discretion of the Election Committee if the committee believes further input is required before concluding. The Election Committee will close these discussions and implement the outcome (which also means making a decision in non-obvious cases).

All stewards elected before {{{month}}} {{{year}}} will undergo this process.

See also:

  • About stewards
  • [[Stewards/Elections {{{year}}}|{{{year}}} Steward Elections]]
  • [[Stewards/Elections {{{year}}}/Statistics|Summary & statistics]]

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