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This page is for system operators to request a demotion of status, or for enaction of demotion due to long-term inactivity. The act of demotion is restricted to those with bureaucrat status, and as such system operators will need to request their demotion here.

Guidelines for Demotion Requests


System operators who wish to request demotion must consider these things before applying.

  • Reason for demotion - As demotions cannot be reversed unless the user goes through the promotion process again, the user is asked to make sure that they are making the correct decision when applying for demotion.
  • Effects of demotion - Demotions may necessitate additional action, such as in the case of a Bureaucrat being demoted, which triggers an immediate by-election to fill their seat for the remainder of their term.

After a system operator has submitted his or her demotion request, the active Bureaucrats will review it, and after reaching a unanimous decision, choose to either demote the system operator or deny his or her request. After action has been taken, the request will be moved to the archive.


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  • A sysop that hasn't made any edit in four months will be warned, on their talk page, by a Bureaucrat, that they face demotion of their sysop powers in one week, if they remain inactive.
  • One week after the warning has been placed, dependant on the actions of the sysop, the Bureaucrat will decide whether or not to carry out the demotion.
  • This is to avoid, for example, the unlikely case of a sysop simply making a single edit with the aim of avoiding the demotion.
  • The Bureaucrat is trusted and bound to make a fair decision, and not to demote a sysop who clearly demonstrates a return to activity on the wiki.
  • Any demonstrable abuse of this power by a Bureaucrat, however unlikely, could (as with any other abuse of specific powers) be grounds for a Misconduct case.
  • If the sysop makes no response at all to the warnings, they must be demoted.

Demotions in process


I have always said that I wanted to fill my spot as long as the community wants me to hold the buttons, but frankly I am not sure that is much of a "community" left to evaluate my conduct, other than a few fellow forgotten sys-ops still walking the dusty halls and occasionally throwing a switch. I haven't played UD in a long while, I've got plenty of other things to do now, and it is probably best to let it go while there is still a greater fool staying around longer than I do.

As far as my wiki history goes, I think I have done well enough, but I will leave it to others to write my eulogy rather than to bathe myself in stinking self-praise on the way out.

As a final, special request, I want to be demoted on February 13th, the day of my 7th anniversary as a UD Wiki sys-op. -- Spiderzed 21:12, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear you're opting for demotion, but I respect your decision and thank you for your service. I'll ask for confirmation in early February, so feel free to cancel your demotion anytime before Feb 13th. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:03, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Take care, Spiderzed! --  AHLGTG 18:43, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
I will. -- Spiderzed 18:39, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
Keep Safe, don't be a total stranger. I'm sure Kevan will throw up a massive update soon. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 22:53, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
The Big Survey was in 2015, and nothing has happened since. I will revisit if anything ever comes from it, even if it is something small and ridiculous like a new melee weapon being just a re-skin of the cricket bat, but I am not holding my breath. -- Spiderzed 18:39, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
We're starting all of those groups back up again. The ones you loved playing in. All of them. Don't go. Aichon 23:15, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
I've seen some gay old times. Curbstomping Cornhoolio, curbstomping NWO, going full aikido on the The Original Cobra to curbstomp them, the Big Bashes, 404, Blackmore 404, rounding up Escape, just to name a few. But the last of these events (NWO) was in 2013, and I don't see the fun, acive times coming back anytime soon. Necroconnect brought a brief hope for a breath of fresh air, but yet everything has kept unravelling and falling apart. Who is John Galt? -- Spiderzed 18:39, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
i am the community and you must stay foreverrrrrrrrr -- Adward  18:56, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
Nice. Smooth sailing, and may the grass never grow under your feet! ᚱᛖᚢᛖᚾᚨᚾ 09:12, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

As the date approaches — SZ, are you sure you want to go? Bob Moncrief EBDW! 03:50, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Confirmed. -- Spiderzed 13:00, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

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Older actions can be found in the Sysop Archives and the relevant category.

Sysop Activity Check

User Position Last Contribution Seat Available
A Helpful Little Gnome (Contribs) Sysop 2021-05-30 N/A
Bob Moncrief (Contribs) Bureaucrat 2021-06-16 2021-06-01
DanceDanceRevolution (Contribs) Sysop 2021-05-29 N/A
Rosslessness (Contribs) Sysop 2021-05-29 N/A
Stelar (Contribs) Bureaucrat 2021-04-22 2021-06-01

Total Sysops: 5 (excluding Kevan, LeakyBocks and Urbandead)

Last updated at: 00:10, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

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