Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:58 UTC
Since bureaucrat can't do desysop in wikipedia, maybe new special pages for
desysop voting will be accepted? so that one can create new desysop proposal in
the page, mw will wait until votes reach threshold (min 3 for small wiki or else
for large one), after that a "sysop" automatically will be desysop by mw.
This is for getting rid of so called steward dependency for desysop.
That sort of thing needs to go before the "community" before any hard-and-fast
decisions are made.
Looks like a community issue more than an issue with MediaWiki.
If stewards are hard to find, maybe more should be added.
Closing WONTFIX. This is not a technical issue at all; the community or other
managers of a given wiki will decide who is a sysop and who isn't. On Wikimedia,
Stewards execute requests to desysop users, once an appropriate decision has
been made by the community or dispute resolution bodies, e.g. the arbitration
committees present on some wikis.
In addition, a simple vote is usually considered against the spirit of consensus
that backs up action on the wiki, and would be prone to abuse.