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Fandom's goal is to guide Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia into reasonable self-governance and some autonomy. I recall conversations with admins under the earlier administration about infighting and conflicts that impeded smooth operations, and we want to avoid situations where the community has too many leaders and can't reach effective consensus. Fandom has demoted the former administrators that are not significantly actively involved in the community (those that have fewer than 10 edits in the last 6 months).

Before we promote additional admins, Fandom strongly suggests some consistent policies be put into place as to how many new admins should be empowered and at what point they should be considered inactive and non-voting. Currently, anyone can nominate someone to administration (with or without their consent) and bureaucrats provide a decision. This system is inefficient if there are enough admins needed for smooth function. Having too many administrators, particularly if they are inactive and not available to administrate, tends to paralyze making day-to-day decisions and harms long-term growth. Even with a community the size of Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia, administration should be able to be handled by 2-10 administrators.

To that end, Fandom recommends you add to the community policies a soft limit to how many applications should be considered to fill available roles, that an edit-count and time-since-first-edit and / or similar statistics be named as a prerequisite for administrator applications, that nominations be limited to self-nomination only by interested parties, and that an inactivity threshold be declared (at least) as to when administrators lose their rights (for example, considering admins inactive if they have not edited articles in >90 days). Provisos for when admins should lose their rights due to bad behavior would also be a good addition. Feel free to work these out with consensus, but we would be more comfortable with promoting more admins once these are part of the policies. — FishTank @fandom (wall) 20:41, November 9, 2018 (UTC)

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