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Introduction

Voting is an important part of the Destinypedia community, and is used very frequently in community activities: administrators regularly hold votes to determine how to shape Destinypedia's appearance and its guidelines. Because of the frequency that votes are held on Destinypedia, there is a uniform body of regulations that dictate how all Destinypedia votes are to be held.

Policy

Democracy

Destinypedia votes are democratic.

All Destinypedia votes are democratic, unless explicitly stated otherwise by policy. For example, Requests for Adminship 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 Destinypedia: Destinypedia is plainly declared as not a democracy, despite of its many democratic features. For more information, please refer to About Destinypedia.

Sockpuppets

No sockpuppets are allowed in votes.

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

Sockpuppets are alternate accounts that a user employs to influence a vote. Sockpuppets are not allowed in votes and their ballots will automatically be redacted with the sockmaster being either suspended or blocked. 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, to prevent voter fraudulence and in order for voters to ensure that they are not tagged as "sockpuppets", users should try to achieve over 50 article edits before voting, and should have edited Destinypedia for a few weeks or more before trying to vote.

Campaigning

No campaigning is allowed in votes.

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