Hello Accel World fans,
I'm Sean from FANDOM's Community Support team. We have been fielding some complaints and questions regarding this wiki, and we have been monitoring the wiki closely.
Frankly, the focus on squabbling over leadership is becoming a distraction. It is absolutely true that communities are the backbone of a wiki and they get to decide who their Admins and Bureaucrats are. The way this generally works is a proposal in leadership, with some discussion and a clear vote. If there is consensus for a change in leadership, then the current Admins or Bureaucrats either demote or promote in line with what the community decided.
Consensus is a difficult thing to measure, but in general it is a distillation of the collective will of all users of the wiki.
The repeated attempts to remove leadership rights don't appear to have broad consensus. Instead, they appear to be the constant back and forth fighting of the dedicated current leadership. They don't display true consensus, but the political infighting of a few individuals. This is not what a Bureaucrat or Admin should be feeding when it comes to local norms.
While I understand that there are deep rifts between the factions here, I think it is best for the wiki if we put these leadership[ removal discussions on hold for a time and everyone gets back to actually working on the wiki. I would like to see everyone put their differences aside and not directly engage in any of these disputes.
Let's get three months of drama-free editing under our belts where the community focuses solely on the content. If, at the end of that time period, the factions aren't at a point where everyone is comfortable working together we can have a definitive leadership discussion, with clearly articulated rules laid out beforehand, extensive scrutiny by FANDOM staff to ensure there are no sockpuppet issues, and a firm time limit.
My hope is that this will prove to be unnecessary and a sustained focus on working together will help heal the wounds, but if not then the intervening period can serve as a kind of reset button. With a moratorium on demotion threads, we can avoid any of the issues with the past cluster of them.
In either case, everyone appreciates the extra work demanded of Admins and Bureaucrats. Community leaders don't need to be best friends, but they do need to reach a point where they realize they are in the same boat and need to find ways to work together for the good of the community.