This is the fifth Scratch Wiki Experienced Wikian election! Scratch Wiki Editors will be elected to the position of Experienced Wikian.
Nominations open on January 19th Nominations close on January 26th, and the existing Experienced Wikians and Administrators ("election coordinators") decide on a list of candidates to run. The chosen candidates will have one week to write speeches, with the deadline of Feburary 2nd. Then voting will begin! Voting will close on February 9th, and the results will be announced.
By nominating yourself to run in the election or voting in it, you agree to all of the following rules. (The phrase "election coordinator" refers to the existing Experienced Wikians and Administrators).
- The only advertising candidates may do is the speech on the candidates page
- The speech is limited to 108 words and may only contain text (no images, links, formatted text, etc.)
- The speech may not reference other candidates in any way - they are designed for the candidates to explain why they should be EWs, not why others shouldn't be.
- This means that advertising on the Community Portal, userpages, the Scratch website, etc. is not allowed.
- Any person who has been on the Scratch Wiki for longer than one month and has made more than 50 edits to mainspace articles may nominate themselves.
- If a lot of people nominate themselves, then the election coordinators will choose some of them to run in the election (the exact definitions of "a lot" and "some" will be chosen as events warrant).
- Any Wiki contributor whose Wiki account was created before the beginning of nomination period may vote in the election (yes, we will check).
- No user may vote in the place of another user (i.e. everyone must be logged in as the user they are voting for).
- Only the election coordinators may play any sort of official role in the election. This includes...
- Announcing the results at any point (you're welcome to count them yourself, but you aren't allowed to post or comment about them until the election is over and the results have been officially posted)
- Saying anything about anyone's votes (if someone ineligible votes or otherwise violates these rules, do not deal with it yourself - get an election coordinator)
- Telling candidates that they have to change something because it breaks the rules (e.g. speech guidelines, forbidden advertising, etc.)
- Remember one of the core Wiki rules: If in doubt, ask before doing it.