Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship

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Green check.png This page documents an official process on English Wikiversity that has wide acceptance among participants. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.


Please add your request for custodianship (or other staff positions) below. Include a short summary of why you think you should be given the privileges and please refer to your involvement in other Wikimedia projects. If you have sysop/bureaucrat status at a sister project, please indicate so as well.

In a wiki, trust arises from good editing of webpages and "good editing" is what advances the project. If you have a record of good editing then you are likely to be trusted and be granted the tools to protect pages from vandalism and block vandals and delete useless pages. Having those tools really just means you have to do more work -dull and boring work - for the community.

Please place candidate requests or nominations on a subpage and transclude it here.

Requests and Nominations for Curatorship[edit]

  1. Registered users can both request curatorship, or be nominated for it by others. Candidates who have not accepted a nomination, or have failed to secure a mentor within one week are archived as incomplete.
  2. See Special:UserGroupRights for some details on what options are available for curators.
  3. Candidates can request a mentor from those listed at Wikiversity:List of custodian mentors; the requested mentor must agree.
  4. Candidates: please respond to any questions from the community about your wiki editing and wiki participation.

Probationary Custodianship[edit]

  1. Historically, Wikiversity followed a path of probationary custodianship. A one-month (or more) probationary period preceded a nomination for full custodianship. There were two problems with this approach, one process-based and one legal. The process problem is that only stewards are able to remove custodianship if the probationary period isn't successful. The legal problem is that custodians may view private deleted content, and the WMF no longer allows someone to view deleted content without community consensus. Probationary custodianship is no longer an option. See Curatorship above instead.

Nominations for Full Custodianship[edit]

  1. Candidates for full custodianship are listed here.
  2. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, of legal age in place of residence, and be familiar with Meta:Privacy policy.

Evolution and Evolvability[edit]

Discussions are archived for review purposes. Please start a new discussion to discuss the topic further.


Leutha (talk | email | contribs | stats)

I have recently celebrated a year of editing on Wikiversity, although I have been a Wikipedia editor for several years. During that year I have:

I also regularly attend Wikimedia London Meet ups, I am active with Wikmedia GLAM outreach, and I am currently working with Wikimedia UK on a collaborative project with The National Archives

I would also like to see WV develop by working more closely with Wikimedia Outreach on developing Open Educational Resources
I have also been active on Wikieducator and would like to see a closer relationship with them.

I feel becoming a WV Custodian would help me make further useful contributions to WV.Leutha 08:20, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Custodians willing to mentor[edit]

I am willing. Sincerely, James. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:00, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Mentorship started[edit]

  • YesY Done, congratulations :-). --SB_Johnny talk 08:27, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Nominations for CheckUser[edit]


CheckUsers are required to follow Wikimedia Foundation's CheckUser policy, including requirements for gaining access to the checkuser tools.

  1. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, of legal age in place of residence, be familiar with Meta:Privacy policy, and supply identification to the Wikimedia Foundation.
  2. Candidates must have 70-80% agreed consensus or more and a minimum of 25-30 votes in support by local community members. Following this, permission must be requested from the Wikimedia Foundation. Projects must have 2 or more check users, or none at all.

None at present.

Nominations for Bureaucratship[edit]

None at present.

See also[edit]