Commons:Valued image candidates/Promotion rules
Candidates are promoted/declined based on the following rules. All votes are counted up to the time the nomination is closed (ie votes are never excluded for being too late). Unassessed candidates, candidates gaining an overall neutral support, and Most Valued Review (MVR) candidates where there is no clear winner, are closed as "undecided" and can be renominated at any time. An image which has previously been declined may be renominated within the same scope only if the issues leading to the original decline have been addressed.
A support vote that was made before a change of scope is not counted unless it is reconfirmed afterwards; an oppose vote is counted unless it is changed or withdrawn.
Image and set nominations
Nominations can be closed after a period of 4 or 7 days (depending on its status), but only if more than 48 hours have passed since the last vote ( Support, Neutral, or Oppose).
|Result||Status||Action||Min. Review period|
|All Support or all Oppose votes||Supported/Opposed||Promote/decline||4 days|
|Unequal numbers of Support and Oppose votes (at least one of each)||Discussed||Promote/decline based on the majority vote||7 days|
|Equal numbers of Support and Oppose votes (at least one of each)||Discussed||Close as undecided||7 days|
|No votes at all||Nominated||Close as undecided||7 days|
Most Valued Reviews
MVRs can be closed after the latest of: (a) 7 days after the last candidate was added, and (b) 48 hours after the last vote on any candidate.
|Result of MVR||Action|
|There is a single winner with a score of +1 or more||Promote the winner. Decline all others and demote any that are already a VI within the scope|
|All other cases||Close all candidates as undecided. No demotions.|
Where the score which is calculated as:
- score = (number of Support) minus (number of Oppose).