In many cases, changes to wiki-wide policy and/or changes to individual articles are determined by a vote. In the absence of unanimous consensus, these issues may be settled by a majority or supermajority of those users polled (as mediated by one or more admins).
When an issue is settled by either of these methods, attempts by any individual to counteract or violate these decisions without community support (as determined by a renewed discussion of the issue with participation equal to or greater than the original discussion) will be considered vandalism/disruptive editing under the Blocking Policy. A blocked user's votes do not count on any active discussion or vote of any type for the entire duration of the block.
Only autoconfirmed registered users with greater than fifty valid ((non-vandalism, non-fanon) article edits may participate in voting.
Regardless of the overall total number of edits, a user's combined total of content namespace, Project:, and MediaWiki: edits must be at least double the combined total of Forum:, User:, and User_talk: edits in order to vote on any matters affecting the site or other users.
The administrator who has begun a process may not partake in the voting directly, in order to ensure impartiality during the closing of the vote.