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This is an official WikiBound policy.

Please follow any guidelines provided on this page.

The Editor-in-Chief is a position on the wiki with much responsibility. They are an elected representative and authoritative leader of the wiki who helps settles disputes without interrupting the natural process of gathering consensus, but also intervenes whenever editors become disruptive and malicious.

The editor-in-chief's responsibilities include:

  • Helping lead the staff to encourage good edits, welcome new members, set up projects or collaborations, or anything else beneficial to the wiki.
  • Helping the staff contact other websites for affiliation.
  • Delegating their responsibilities to any staff member, or in some cases, any user, who he or she feels can perform the job well.
  • Recommending users to be promoted to admins, and have users promoted to Trainee who could be candidates for future staff.

A user may remain as Editor-in-Chief for as long as he or she chooses, or as long as he or she has staff support. At the time of his or her departure, he or she may run an election to see who will be elected the next Editor-in-Chief. He or she may nominate one person, and the editor-in-chief's vote counts as one vote. However, the editor-in-chief cannot close the election until at least one week has passed and a simple majority has been reached, even if the editor-in-chief's selected candidate is not elected.

If the incumbent Editor-in-Chief has no nominations, they may simply oversee the election process.

If the incumbent Editor-in-Chief becomes unavailable for an extended period of time, responsibility falls to the wiki owner to hold a new election, or appoint a temporary EiC to fulfill the position until one can be formally elected.

Nominating and voting

All nominations and voting should go in a subpage of this page, with the title of the subpage being of the form "Wikibound:Editor-in-Chief/Election_#" where the number is the cardinal number of elections that has happened before, plus one. Generally, the voting page will be set up and moderated by the outgoing Editor-in-Chief and other bureaucrats. Copy the following code into the voting page, replacing the <number> and <username> variables as appropriate:

This page is for electing the Wikibound's <number> [[Wikibound:Editor-in-Chief|Editor-in-Chief]]. Please vote on and discuss this election below.
* Add your vote by using the code # ~~~~.
* If you wish to nominate another user, create appropriate new subsections under the "Nominees" section.
* ''Voting began at ~~~~~.''

== Nominees ==
=== <username> ===
==== Support ====
# ~~~~

==== Oppose ====

== Comments ==

[[Category:Requests for permissions|{{PAGENAME}}]]

Add links to the voting page here under "Current Election", at Wikibound:Requests for permissions under "Editor-in-Chief", and in an announcement on the main page's News template.

After a reasonable amount of time has passed (not less than one week), the vote may be closed by the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, or the bureaucrat he/she has chosen to place in charge of overseeing the election. The winner will be the user with a simple majority of votes. The voting page should be fully protected. The links on Wikibound:Requests for permissions and the News template should be removed, and the link here under "Current Election" moved to "Past Elections". The winning user should then be promoted to Bureaucrat, if he/she is not already one.

Current Election

  • none

Past Elections