Meta bureaucrats are users who can manage more advanced user groups, such as bot, junior administrators, full administrators, and other bureaucrats*. They help to resolve disputes and determine the consensus in RfCs (Request for Comments), along with user rights requests & removals.
* While bureaucrats can promote other users to bureaucrat status, they cannot demote them directly. Only the users themselves or a staff member can do so.
Users may be nominated or nominate themselves by placing a request on Hypoverse Meta:Requests for Permissions. Whenever the nomination is accepted (if nominated by someone else, otherwise submitting the request is immediate acceptation), a request must stay open for at least seven (7) days. During this period anyone from the community may Support — / Abstain — / Oppose — a candidate's request.
A request will be deemed successful when closed by an existing bureaucrat after achieving at least a 70% supermajority.
A bureaucrat may lose their permissions if:
- A request of no confidence being opened against the user and has at least a 70% supermajority.
- The tools were misused. This will often lead to immediate dismissal without the need for a request of no confidence.
A bureaucrat who lost their permissions for any reason must successfully re-apply for the group as described in the appointment section above.
On other wikis
bureaucrat user group is mostly the same on other wikis of the Hypoverse Network. Locally, bureaucrats may be bound to different policies than here on Meta. It is up to the local communities of this wiki network to decide on expectations from their bureaucrats.