Criminal Defense Wiki:Bureaucrats

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Bureaucrats are Wikipedia users with the technical ability to:

  • promote other users to administrator or bureaucrat status;
  • grant and revoke an account's bot status; and
  • rename user accounts.

They are bound by policy and consensus to grant administrator or bureaucrat access only when doing so reflects the wishes of the community, usually after a successful request at Criminal Defense Wiki. In like fashion, they are expected to exercise judgment in changing usernames, and in granting or removing bot flags on the advice of the Bot Approvals Group. They are expected to be capable judges of consensus, and are expected to explain the reasoning for their actions on request and in a civil manner.

Bureaucrats do not have the technical ability to remove administrator or bureaucrat rights from users or to grant certain levels of access such as oversight or checkuser rights. These actions are performed by stewards, a small multilingual group of individuals that serve all Criminal Defense Wiki projects and are elected and reconfirmed annually. Changes in user rights by stewards are recorded at meta:Special:Log/rights; for more information see meta:Requests for permissions.