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A Storehouse of Knowledge has three groups of contributors:

  • Non-members
  • Members
  • Senior Members

Membership is granted to anyone who we are satisfied is a genuine editor, and not someone here to cause trouble.

In content disputes considered by the Content Review Committee, where the dispute is over a matter of opinion, Members' opinions will carry greater weight than non-members' opinions, and Senior Members' opinions will carry greater weight than Members' opinions.

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Non-members

All people who register on the site are initially Non-Members. Non-members are not "unpersons", they are simply people who have registered but who haven't been determined to be non-vandals yet.

Non-members have some limits on what they can contribute. These are:

  • They cannot upload pictures.
  • They cannot move (rename) pages.

Members

Members do not have the restrictions that Non-members have. In addition, members have the following additional rights and responsibilities:

  • Members can vote on membership nominations.
  • Members can block other users. However, this power is granted solely for the purpose of blocking clear vandalism, and any misuse will be treated seriously.

Becoming a Member

Non-members can become Members in one of three ways:

  1. By being known to a Senior Member who will vouch for them. If we already know you and know that you are genuine, you can be granted membership immediately.
  2. Upon successful application by e-mail to membership@AStorehouseOfKnowledge.info, offering evidence of one's bona fides. This may be a history of editing at another web-site and evidence of being the same person.
  3. By demonstrating your genuineness with your edits. Promotion to Member will be made upon receiving a minimum of ten supportive votes from existing Members, and no more than 10% opposing votes. See also under "Promotion" below.

NB: As an interim measure until there are enough active members to make the above practicable, the requirement for ten supportive votes is reduced to seven supportive votes. Given that one opposing vote would trigger the proviso that there be no more than 10% opposing votes, this provision will not automatically veto a promotion.

Nominating someone for membership

Members can nominate non-members for membership by placing the {{Member voting}} template on their talk page.

Please check the Membership candidates category periodically to see who has been nominated and, if you wish, vote for or against accordingly.

Senior Members

Senior members have the following additional rights and responsibilities:

  • Senior Members can delete pages with no more than two revisions (to be used for pages that qualify for {{speedy}} deletion).
  • Senior Members can vote on senior membership nominations.
  • Senior Members can stand and vote for the following positions and committees:
    • Umpire
    • Membership Review Committee
    • Sanction Review Committee
    • Policy Committee
    • Content Review Committee

Becoming a Senior member

A Member will be promoted to Senior Member status on the basis of trust, an expressed desire to be more involved, and a demonstrated commitment to the goals of A Storehouse of Knowledge. A member can become a senior member through either of the following methods.

  1. By being known to the administration of A Storehouse of Knowledge.
  2. By holding active membership for a minimum of one month, followed by nomination/vote by senior members. and receipt of a minimum of ten supportive votes from existing Senior Members, and no more than 10% opposing votes. See also under "Promotion" below.

NB: As an interim measure until there are enough active senior members to make the above practicable, the requirement for ten supportive votes is reduced to three supportive votes. Given that one opposing vote would trigger the proviso that there be no more than 10% opposing votes, this provision will not automatically veto a promotion.

Promotion

Although meeting the requirements in the previous sections will almost automatically make one eligible for promotion, the following exceptions may apply:

  • Promotion may be subject to review by the Membership Review Committee at the request of a Bureaucrat.
  • If there is strong support for a promotion, but there is also sufficient opposition in the form of opposing votes such that the formal requirements are not met, the Membership Review Committee can, upon request, review the potential promotion and recommend that the contributor be promoted.

Demotion

The Membership Review Committee can, upon request, review a member's membership status and recommend a demotion to Member or Non-member.

A Bureaucrat may temporarily demote a Member or Senior Member if he feels that this needs to be done as a matter of urgency, then refer the matter to the Membership Review Committee with a view that the demotion be made permanent.

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