Halopedia:Voting Policy

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This page is an official Halopedia policy
Please read through the policy below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules.

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Halopedia's Voting Policy is as follows:

Introduction[edit]

Voting is an important part of the Halopedia community, and is used very frequently in community activities: almost all usergroups regularly vote to decide their leadership and private policy, and administrators sometimes hold votes to determine how to shape Halopedia's appearance and its guidelines. Because of the frequency that votes are held on Halopedia, there are a uniform body of regulations that regulate how all Halopedia votes will be held.

Policy[edit]

Democracy[edit]

Halopedia votes are democratic.

All Halopedia votes are democratic, unless explicitly stated otherwise by policy. For example, Requests for Administratorship are not democratic: often times, they require higher than a 80% support rate and strong administrator support, among other criteria. However, the democracy of elections does not extend to the rest of Halopedia: Halopedia is plainly declared as not a democracy, despite of its many democratic features. For more information, please refer to What Halopedia Is Not.

Sockpuppets[edit]

No sockpuppets are allowed in votes.

While all Halopedians are invited to vote, sockpuppets are an exception.

Sockpuppets are alternate accounts that a user uses to influence a vote. Sockpuppets are not allowed in votes, and their votes will automatically be redacted, and the sockmaster may suffer a suspension of voting privileges or a block. Users may be suspected as sockpuppets if they have been inactive for over two months and return to vote, if they vote but have minimal edits, or because of a stated association with another voter or a candidate being voted upon.

Therefore, in order for voters to ensure that they are not tagged as "sockpuppets" and their vote removed, users should try to achieve over 50 article edits before voting, and should have edited Halopedia for a few weeks or more before voting.

Campaigning[edit]

No campaigning is allowed in votes.

Campaigning for any Halopedia position, regardless of where one campaigns, is not allowed. It is inappropriate to campaign in, but not limited to, Halopedia or its associated IRC channels. A Halopedia position may range from administratorship, Halopedian of the Month, Fan Art Committee, Halopedia usergroup leadership, or otherwise. Violation of this policy may lead to immediate disqualification of a vote and/or blocking from Halopedia.