Wikipedia:RFA reform

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This is a list of selected WP:RfA reform projects and RfA reform-related pages.

Yearly reforms

These reform projects are usually large and consist of multiple related WP:RfCs.

  • WT:RFA/R (2007) – compiled a lot of ideas but no concrete proposals were implemented
  • WP:RREV (2008) – compiled many editors' opinions on reforming RfA and some data
  • WP:RFA2011 – compiled large amounts of data, but no concrete proposals were implemented
  • WP:RFA2012 – received a number of proposals, but few were implemented
    • Problems – a list of identified problems
  • WP:RFA2013 – consisted of three WP:RfCs:
    • Round 1 – generated broad categories of problems to be addressed
    • Round 2 – four proposals received solid support, and three went to the next round
    • Round 3 – all three proposals failed by large margins
  • WP:RFA2015 – consisted of two phases (in the form of RfCs):
    • Phase I – out of the problems and proposed solutions, seven went to the next phase
    • Phase II – four out of eleven proposals passed; the question of whether RfA should be clerked was taken to another RfC
      • Clerking RfC – the basic proposal failed, but the closing statement identified consensus for some of the changes proposed

Other major reforms

  • WP:BARC – a proposal to create the "Bureaucrats' Administrator Review Committee" to review community requests for removal of sysop rights; failed

By topic

Topic Name Date opened Discussion Description Status
Inactivity Initial proposal 31 May 2011 Link Automatically desysop completely inactive admins after a year Passed
Unbundling Moderators 8 July 2016 Link Abbreviated set of content-related user rights Failed
Page mover 19 April 2016 Link Ability to move pages without leaving redirects Passed
Template editor 11 September 2013 Link Ability to edit protected template pages Passed
29 May 2012 Link Failed
File mover 20 February 2011 Link Ability to move pages in the File namespace Passed
Rollback 30 December 2007 Link The rollback button Passed

See also

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