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Hello everyone, I made this proposal on the chat forum a while ago and it passed. Just, I don't really see it being a problem. We have some criteria in place to stop abuse when it comes to forums, e.g do not close forums that are active/have active discussions. So, in a way, it's almost impossible for administrators to abuse the system. The only way it can be closed is if there's a clear consensus (after several days) or if it's been inactive for a reasonable amount of time. So, can we stop this rule?   343TheGuiltyProphet
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18:38, July 18, 2015 (UTC) Symbol support vote Support -   343TheGuiltyProphet
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Symbol neutral vote Neutral - I think around the time of when admins were made to not be able to close their own forums was because of signs of bias. However, since then things have been a lot more neutral in my opinion so I don't really see a major reason why we shouldn't go back. That being said, I think it is nice to have an uninvolved admin to close though for a completely neutral conclusion from them without being influenced by anyone else. B0lGGoQ.gifOz   18:42, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote Oppose - Having administrators not being able to close forums they've participated in is a way of cementing the consensus-based discussion that we try to hold. Consensus based discussions cannot be closed by people who participate in - they should be arbitrated by someone who can read and evaluate the points made from a neutral standpoint. It has nothing to do with abuse; it is procedure.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  19:58, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Fair comment. I just remember when it was originally introduced, as Oz said, people were saying that there was bias.   343TheGuiltyProphet
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