This policy applies to all former staff members seeking reinstatement from an indefinite suspension, and any attempts at reinstatement that do not follow this process will be denied.
The reasons behind this policy are to ensure there is minimal chance of the past being repeated, however we understand bumps and mistakes happen along the way. Minor misconduct will not automatically disqualify you, unless it is repeated or intentional.
If you were indefinitely banned as well as indefinitely suspended for actions committed while you were a staff member, then you must wait 90 days following an approved indefinite ban appeal before continuing with step 1. If you were not indefinitely banned, skip to step 1.
Create a thread in the “General Discussion” forum category informing the community of your return. In this thread, you must clearly, calmly and in detail explain the reasons behind your indefinite suspension, leaving out no details. The idea behind this is to inform those who are newer or who were not aware of the situation, so write it with those intentions. Although you are not forced to apologise, it is recommended that you do so. If you feel your suspension was in error, this is your opportunity to explain why you believe that is the case, and the admin officer team will investigate.
This thread will remain open for a two week waiting period, in which the community are free to add their comments on the situation, or ask you any questions about the situation. If you are asked a question, you must respond to it. If no serious issues were raised during this two weeks, then you will be moved onto step 2.
Following approval from a member of the admin officer team, you will be allowed to post a reinstatement thread in the admin applications category. This thread will be open for a minimum of 7 days, however it may be denied beforehand if serious concerns arise, or extended for more feedback. All members are allowed to vote on this thread provided the vote is given with good intentions, and like the previous thread, you must respond to any questions respectfully.
In order for this to be approved, 65% or more of the votes must be vouches. Neutral votes are not counted whatsoever. If successful, you will proceed to the next step. If unsuccessful, you will need to repeat this step again after 30 days.
If successful, you will be reinstated to admin regardless of your previous rank. If you held a senior admin position before your reinstatement and there are no behavioural concerns after a minimum of 30 days, then you will be reinstated further to your senior admin position.