Forums:War Room→ Remove the Admin Approval Period on Profile Image and Quote Changes
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Admin approvals are no longer needed for AW:PIC and AW:PQC. Admins still can unilaterally reject a proposal for not meeting standards. Consensus period is now moved to five days from three days.
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Simply put, I no longer thing this approval is necessary. The last time a change was rejected was two years ago in 2016 for profile image changes, and four years ago for profile quote changes. I understand that these approval periods were necessary in a time where the wiki received frequent activity; however, that day no longer exists, and oftentimes changes can go for weeks without being approved only to sit for three days before having the change made for something simple and clearly improved. Most of the users understand the basic rules for changes and follow through with them, and even if there were a circumstance in which a change was pushed through that didn't follow the rules, most users at this point are familiar enough with them they could vote down the change on their own. There isn't anything that the admins need to be doing at this point in time that could not be done by the community itself, as many of us are familiar with the rules. After all, war room forum proposals do not require admin approval before going through nor do deletion discussions, and there has never been an issue with them here. I simply feel as though the need for approval is an outdated hassle that we don't need to be going through in an era when the wiki receives little activity, and the people likely to partake on the discussion on these pages are already familiar with policy. FireFerret 02:57, August 13, 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, it's true. Approval was something that was necessary when the wiki was a lot more active. Users and even admins have been a lot less active around here - and with reason (I include myself as one of these less active users). Like FF said, most people know the rules and I feel we can trust the members of the community to follow them as opposed to having to wait for an admin to approve the proposals (which aren't really that many nowadays anyway).
I would suggest, however, that admins can deny proposals if the image quality is poor or if it does not satisfy the wiki's standards in some aspect. That way at least we'd have some way of filtering those bad requests. I also think three days is too little for this wiki. I'd like to propose that five days be considered the consensus period now so as to give more users the opportunity to participate in discussions.
So in conclusion: Yes, I believe the approval process should be removed, I think admins should still get to reject proposals, and I think five days would be better than three given the wiki's general inactivity. Tono555 03:55, August 13, 2018 (UTC)
I can support these additions. FireFerret 04:13, August 13, 2018 (UTC)