Wiktionary talk:Votes/2017-05/Removing bureaucrat and checkuser rights for inactivity

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Criteria[edit]

I would suggest that the criteria for bureaucrats should not be use of bureaucrat tools, but rather bureaucrat or admin tools. The reality is the bureaucrat tools are only needed very infrequently (rights changes and name changes), but if you are using the admin rights that still indicates activity sufficiently in my view. It would be nice to have options other than two and five years, although it is hard to structure a vote to account for that.
There is also an overriding policy for checkuser, the Wikimedia policy is that the rights should be removed after one year of inactivity, but that does not specify the type of activity (tool use or any activity). - [The]DaveRoss 13:41, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

That's true. I have modified the vote accordingly. As for checkuser policy, I interpreted it to mean any activity, so having our own policy would enable a more stringent check of actual activity. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 16:50, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. And that is also how I read the policy, but it certainly isn't explicit. One other tricky piece which is somewhat resolved by the addition of admin tools is that only people with checkuser access can see who has used checkuser and when. Not much of a deal because it is nearly as infrequent as bureaucrat. - [The]DaveRoss 17:03, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
It has generally been interpreted by stewards as to mean any activity. --Rschen7754 04:45, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

CheckUser inactivity[edit]

How do the proposed two and five year inactivity requirements for CheckUser fit in with the line in the global CheckUser policy that "any user account with CheckUser status that is inactive for more than one year will have their CheckUser access removed"? Ks0stm (TCE) 13:03, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

All local policies are superseded by the global policy. If one of the local policies passes it will only give the option to remove rights earlier than the global policy would require, it would not allow rights to persist longer than the global policy allows. - [The]DaveRoss 13:17, 8 June 2017 (UTC)