RuneScape:Clan Chat/Requests for CC rank

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Requests for rank is the process by which users of the Old School RuneScape Wiki decide who shall be granted a rank in the OSRS Wiki Clan Chat. A user either submits their own request for rank (a self-nomination) or is nominated by another user.

Current requests for Clan Chat rank[edit source]

There are no current requests.

About Clan Chat ranks[edit source]

The basis behind a Clan Chat rank is to moderate the behaviour and content that is spoken of within the Clan Chat and also to ensure that users are following the rules explained at RuneScape:Clan Chat. Users with a Clan Chat rank will have the ability to remove other users from the Clan Chat, so it is important that users who are nominated are mature and are prominent in following the aforementioned rules and will also be respectful of the users using the OSRS Wiki Clan Chat.

As such, the ranks held by them are also typically a reference to their positions held on the Wiki, but some are available via requesting a rank.

The gem ranks are given out based on amount of edits on the wiki; those ranks do not require a request for rank. The general rank is given to user who pass a request on this page. The clan admin rank is obtained automatically during a request for adminship.

Ranking system[edit source]

Here is an overview of the ranks used in the clan and the permissions associated with them. Higher ranked clan members have the abilities of lower ranks, in addition to whatever is listed.

For a list of clan members ranked above Sheriff and instructions on how to use the appropriate permissions, see here.

Rank Permissions Obtained by
Clan icon - Guest.png
Guest Can talk and enter the Clan Hall Joining the clan chat
Clan icon - Sapphire.png
Sapphire Deposit coins into the Clan Coffer Accept an invitation to join OSRS Wiki
Clan icon - Emerald.png
Emerald Invite players into the clan Given out to players who link their wiki account
Clan icon - Ruby.png
Ruby Same as Emerald Given out to players with 10 non-userspace edits
Clan icon - Diamond.png
Diamond Same as Emerald Given out to players with 100 non-userspace edits
Clan icon - Dragonstone.png
Dragonstone Same as Emerald Given out to players with 500 non-userspace edits
Clan icon - Onyx.png
Onyx Same as Emerald Given out to players with 1,000 non-userspace edits
Clan icon - Sheriff.png
Sheriff Kick guests from the clan chat Given out to players who pass a request for rank
Clan icon - Gnome Child.png
Gnome Child Reserved for a future Events Team
Clan icon - Administrator.png
  • Assign ranks to lower-ranked clan members
  • Ban guests from the clan chat
  • Expel lower-ranked clan members from the clan
  • Toggle Clan Hall settings (not within Permissions interface)
Administrators of the wiki
Clan icon - Merchant.png
Merchant Administrators of the wiki
Clan icon - Cook.png
  • Edit permissions granted to lower ranks
Cook Me Plox
Clan icon - Deputy owner.png
Deputy Owner
  • Edit rank titles within the clan
  • Edit the main settings (ex. clan interests and home world)
Riblet & Gaz[1]
Clan icon - Owner.png
  • Edit clan motif
Clan icon - Jmod.png
Jagex Moderator Automatic role given to Jagex Moderators. Being a Jagex Moderator
  1. ^ The longest-tenured Deputy Owner becomes Owner of the clan in the event of the Owner's resignation.
Nomination standards
Candidates may nominate themselves, or be nominated by someone else.
Decision process
The strength of the arguments supporting, opposing, or expressing a certain opinion of the candidate is the main factor used in determining the success of the request (see our consensus policy). Requests must last for at least one week (two weeks for clan admin) at which point they may be analyzed for a final decision, which may determine whether or not there is consensus to grant the candidate the rank he or she requested. Additionally, if the outcome of the request is not clear, the nomination may be extended for a further week in order to determine a proper consensus. There are requirements for nomination, as follows:
  • The user must have an account here, even if he or she never uses it. Users running for clan adminship should have it for at least 3 months.
  • The user must be recognised in the clan chat, and must have been in it consistently for 1-3 months.
Here are a few general guidelines:
  • Candidates should be well-known, trusted, and helpful contributors to the wiki and clan chat.
  • Candidates should have been an active contributor to the wiki/clan chat for at least eight weeks to a few months.
  • Candidates should have shown their ability to help other users.
  • If a request fails, it is generally a good idea to wait a few weeks before nominating that person again. Once that person has been around for a longer period of time they can be nominated again. This also remains the case for self-nominations.
Expressing opinions
Any user with an account is welcome to comment on requests. Comments should assess not only the use or need a candidate has demonstrated for the rank with which they would be provided, but they should also reflect upon his or her leadership ability and and skill at diplomacy - necessary qualities for a rank. Remember to keep the wiki and clan's best interest in mind when assessing a possible candidate.

Nominations for rank are not secret ballots. Comments are often responded to, and discussion commonly takes place within the candidate's nomination section. Try to avoid heated arguments and remain calm.

Support or opposition should also not be based on friendships or rivalries. If a candidate has had a disagreement with you or a friend of yours in the past, do not simply oppose the candidate's nomination for that reason.

The following is a list of common discussion markup choices which should be placed at the beginning of all posts within a nomination section.

  • Support - followed by a reason for supporting the nominee.
  • Oppose - followed by a reason for opposing the nominee.
  • Neutral - followed by a reason for neither support nor opposing nominee.
  • Comment/Observation/Note - followed by a statement presenting facts or clarifying a disputed fact.
  • Not yet/Wait a little - followed by a reason for currently opposing while suggesting future support.
  • Notice of intent - a bureaucrat's notification of an intent to either close a discussion or extend it for a specified period of time.
  • {Decision} - a decision made by an administrator presented in the form of {Example Candidate} has been made a {Rank} or The discussion period of {Example Candidate}'s nomination is now over, {Example Candidate} remains a normal user.
Regarding requests for clan adminship
Requests for Clan Chat Adminship (RfCA or RfCCA) are very thorough. The candidates will be examined in more depth due to the wealth of extra clan tools they gain access to: removing clanmates, editing the motif, editing the clan motto and forums, etc. There are no logs for when these are used, so users are trusted to not mess with them - therefore the RfCA should analyse if the user can be trusted. In addition it should check whether they would use the tools. In some cases citadel edit tools can also be requested, but these are much more seldom used (and also allow users to edit the permissions of admins).

Nominating[edit source]

Nominations must be accepted on behalf of the user in question. If you wish to nominate a user, please make sure you let the user know beforehand.

How to nominate[edit source]

  1. NOTE: Please do not create a nomination to join the clan chat. You can simply join as a clan member without any requirements. This process is only meant for existing members who wish to request a clan chat rank.
  2. Create a page at "RuneScape:Clan Chat/Requests for CC rank/NOMINEE", where NOMINEE is the username of the nominee.
  3. Follow the instructions given on {{RFR}}.
  4. Fill in another row of the summary table above with the nominee's information.
  5. If this is not a self nomination, contact the nominee on their talk page to let them know that they have been nominated. The candidate must then sign the acceptance of nomination section on their request page.
  6. Make sure that the nominee reads and understands the clan chat rules and rank guide up to their requested rank.

For admins[edit source]

Nominations for Sheriffs are to run for at least one week. If the request is successful, please adjust their rank accordingly in the clan chat and add the user to RS:RANKED. If the user fails consensus, simply archive the nomination.