Talk:Agenda 14Sep13

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I'd like the board to delegate the powers described at Administrators. Currently, certain trusted users who wish to have powers to delete and block things from the UK wiki have to apply to the Board. I feel that this is not necessary to decide this at Board level, and that instead it should be delegated to the Chief Executive. I'll be asking for the decision to be made in my report, but please bear it in mind for the Agenda :-) Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 13:07, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Current practice is actually that the rights may be granted to anyone who applies. For example, I asked an admin to delete a page for me, but since I am trusted and know how to use the tools, I was given admin rights instead. I should note that this practice has caused no incidents, so appears to work based on the available evidence. That said, the matter should still be raised with the board so that they can update their policies to represent current practices. --Deskana (talk) (email) 13:38, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Exactly, hopefully it's a case of updating policy to reflect a practice which works rather than changing current practice. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:55, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
I am not sure the Board actually needs to make a decision about this, given that in practice it's delegated, and we have a lengthy document detailing delegation to the Chief Executive, we probably don't need another policy to say it's delegated. (I can't actually recall the last time the Board actually thought about who ought to be admins on this wiki, I suspect it might have been sometime in mid 2011...) The Land (talk) 15:47, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Excellent - I just want to make sure that all the "I"s are crossed and the "T"s dotted. If you are of the understanding that this has been delegated to the CE, then I will amend things accordingly in the next few days. Richard Symonds (talk) 16:46, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Agreed policies/decisions about approaches shouldn't just lapse with no clear end, so I'd recommend at least noting it in the minutes that the policy/approach has changed here, and linking it to the scheme of delegation if that is where this has been delegated (I'm not sure whether it was or not). Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 08:39, 7 August 2013 (UTC)