Administrators are users who have proved themselves to be a very reliable editor of the wiki and have worked their way up to become an administrator. They are usually the most reliable members of the community and can be contacted with queries. They have the power to delete pages if they are spam/vandalism and block users if they have vandalized on the wiki at all. The purpose of an administrator is to keep peace on the wiki and to keep vandalism at bay.
Administrators can also edit the pages that make up the wiki, such as the sidebar, site notice and the coding for the looks of the wiki too.
Different users have access to different functions of the site. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, administrators can access a few additional functions.
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Discussion Moderators are users who manage conversations in various features across the community where users are having social discussions. These tools are:
Content Moderators are users who have additional tools available to moderate parts of the community that host the wikia community's content. These tools are:
These additional functions include:
- Deleting and undeleting pages, page histories, and uploaded files.
- Locking (protecting) a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by users without admin rights or autoconfirmed status.
- Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing
- Very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
- Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.
- Appoint and demote chat and forum thread moderators (with bureaucrats' approval).
- Administrators (also known as the "Friends") can be identified by their coloured name, each admin has their own colour, which is easy to recognise and distinguish between admins and other wiki users.
- Administrators can also be identified by two specific tags on their User Page: "Friend" and "Administrator"
Bureaucrats are one step up from administrators but share most of the abilities an administrator has. They are, in ways, the head of their wikia.
Bureaucrats are also given the ability to make any other user on their wiki a moderator, administrator, and a bureaucrat. Other than that, they can also upgrade other users with a series of tools and abilities, if earned. Bureaucrats can also demote these rights if they are executed poorly or inappropriately.
- Bureaucrats can also be identified by two specific tags on their User Page:"Bureaucrat"
FANDOM, powered by Wikia, staff members have full access to all Wikia. They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Please use Special:Contact to contact Wikia staff if problems arise in a community that the current administrative team are not solving or are causing.
Becoming an Administrator
For you to become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one, which includes FANDOM Staff.
Bureaucrats usually look for trusted users to do show the dedication, drive and abilities on maintaining and contributing a wikia. These users must have hundreds if not thousands of contributions, but quality matters more than quantity. They must establish themselves as long-standing members who can respectfully engage with users and admins.
Most of the time, rights are earned, not simply asked and especially not demanded. Bureacrats will determine when and who to upgrade to adminship.
If there are no active bureaucrats or administrators, create a Discussions page to determine a community consensus. Once a community decision has been reached (or if there is no active community to debate the decision), please leave a message at the wiki adoption requests page and FANDOM Staff can provide the rights (if the eligibility requirements are met).
What Can't the Administrative Team Do?
Administrators should not abuse their administrator powers; for example, blocking users over petty excuses or edits made in good faith. Administrators on this wiki aren't allowed to bully or intimidate other users by any means. Administrator powers should be used to help keep the wiki clear of vandalism, spam, and users who make malicious edits, but not for simple disagreements between users acting in. Ideally an admin shouldn't be considered "in charge". The ideal admin is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the Wikia community.
Please use Special:Contact to contact Wikia staff if problems arise in a community that the current administrative team are not solving or are causing.