May I ask, what do you think of this kind of situation? There are two wikis, the original and the duplicate, where both have been inactive for two months already. I began editing the duplicate and have been able adopt it already. Now, I want to adopt the original as well and then have it merged to the duplicate.
Is it possible for me to just straight on request for the merge of the original to the duplicate without having to go through the process of editing the original to adopt it and then merge it to the duplicate?
There are two things you need to do for a merge. Firstly you need to make sure that all good content from the wiki that is to be closed is transferred to the wiki that's being kept. And secondly, you have to get agreement from anyone interested in either wiki.
The second one is generally done by adding a blog, forum, or discussion post on both wikis, and leaving it up for at least a week. If there are no objections, and the content has been sorted, it should be no problem.
About the second one, what if the bureaucrat of the original wiki is always online but as I mentioned at my above question, never contributed to the original wiki for two months already and is no longer interested to contribute anymore but doesn't want anyone to take over the original wiki so he'll surely delete any blog, forum or discussion that I'll create at the original wiki or object against me taking over it without any good reason?
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A wiki I work on held an election to see which of the admins would be the one to adopt the wiki to be a bureaucrat. Can the winner request to adopt even if we have other users who make regular edits and we have a team of admins. I was just wondering because our bureaucrat left 3 months ago, and we needed a new b-crat. Can you give me Some help and advice with it. Will I need to make a post asking the remaining members of the community and the staff if they approve if so, how long do I need to ask the winner to wait to put in the request.
If you have had a community discussion, and decided together who shoiud be bureaucrat, then that's all you need to do.
You can send the details (with a link o the discussion) to us using Special:Contact. That will be quicker than going through the adoption process, which is really for abandoned wikis. With community consensus on an active wiki, we can set the rights straight away.
Thank you I will post the winner tonight and have my community approve and let them now, because our discussion was done on Google forms and only I and another staffer have the results. I will let them know who the winner decided on by the votes of the community. And will tell the winner to send the discussion link in within the next week, whenever he can.
That is what I tried to say. But they made me use forms because people can use dupes and find loopholes on polls on wiki. They said it was not reliable. So what do I do. Make another poll. Saying the winner of the votes on forms was not the actual winner or what, what do I need to do I already made the announcement post. Please tell me what I. Need to do.
Create a blog /discussion thread on the wiki is can't be manipulated ,person in charge of adoption will check it (blog/thread be at least a week before your adoption is reviewed by staff),try gather as much support from active users. (As Sannse said asked you raise a ticket through S:C they may suggest you the same)
Wiki votes can't be spoofed if you are careful. As Minato says, you can look at the votes and check each one to be sure it's from a logged in regular user. Votes from people without edits who haven't been heard of on the wiki before can be ignored. You shouldn't use a wiki poll either, those can be spoofed.
So I'm afraid you are going to have to re-do the vote on the wiki, so that we can see the results and be sure it's the actual community who is voting. Then it's time to use Special:Contact to let us know to flip the switch.
Yes, just make a blog or forum post explaining what the vote is about, and then people can write in the comments who they vote for. Then you can count up the votes and end with a comment showing who has been chosen. It's generally an good idea to leave the post up for a week, but if it's a small wiki and everyone seems to have had their say, you can end it sooner
Some wikis allow self-votes, some don't - it's up to each wiki. Personally, I think there's not much point in it, as (presumably) each candidate will vote for themselves in their comment - so the votes will cancel each other out. But, as I say, it's up to the wiki community/admins