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This page outlines the guidelines for requesting user rights on the wiki. You may post a request to be staff on the talk page, or by clicking the button below.

When you post a request for user rights, Please be sure it includes the following:

  • The rank you are requesting, can be the following: Rollbacker, Discussions Moderator, Content Moderator, Code Editor, Administrator, Bureaucrat
  • The reason why you are requesting the user rights in question.
  • An explanation on why you think you are fit for the rights (if no reason is provided, the reviewing Bureaucrat/Administrator will look at the requirements listed here and determine whether you are fit for the requested rights, your request is far less likely to be accepted if you don't provide a reason).
    • Please read the guidelines below to make sure you qualify for the requested rank before posting a request!
      Repeated posting of requests in a short period of time even after request rejection will result in a block/being banned from requesting to be staff for a period of time

General Expectations

Wiki staff members are considered trusted, and are expected to behave in a mature and kind way to other users.

  • They have the right to warn other users, and any ranks below them (See the list for rank order).
  • They are also exempt from most abuse filters for trust and technical reasons.
  • They also may edit other's userpages in accordance with the userpage editing policy. If any wiki staff member is suspected of abusing their user rights, those rights will be revoked once a consensus is found.
  • A large breach of community trust or conduct such as Sockpuppetry will likely result in a swift ban by a Bureaucrat.

Rollbacker

This rank is an entry-point level staff user group. It grants the Rollback right, the right to quickly revert all edits by a given user to the last version before it. Users with rollback rights also have the following rights:

  • Move pages without leaving redirects
  • Move Files
  • Autopatrol their edits

As Rollbackers are considered wiki staff, they have the ability to edit others user pages in accordance with the userpage editing policy. They are also exempt from most abuse filters. They also may or may not choose to moderate edits on RecentChanges.

Requirements

  • A fair number of helpful edits (usually more than 75 edits). This shows you're interested in helping the wiki.
  • Active - likely at least a month to show you're sticking around (assuming you've been making useful edits during that time).
  • Good intentions - The user in question does not have a history of vandalism or similar negative actions, or has shown they want to make up for it.

Discussions Moderator

This rank is a general staff user group for managing social activities on the wiki. Before requesting this rank, please be sure you are familiar with the Discussion guidelines and Comment guidelines.

  • Removing and restoring threads and replies by any user
  • Closing and reopening threads
  • Manage Forum boards, and move threads from one board to another.
  • Deleting blog comments
  • Editing and deleting article comments
  • Moderating the Discussions feature, if enabled (Which is currently enabled on this wiki).
  • Moderating talk pages

Requirements

  • History of constructive/helpful posts, things such as blog posts, silly comments, troll edits, etc won't count.
  • While not a requirement, having a history reporting bad posts helps your chances.
  • Good degree of maturity and judgement skills
  • Currently actively participating in comments/discussions/message walls, and having been around for at least a month, to show your sticking around.
  • While not a requirement, good writing skills help your chances.
  • While not generally related to this rank, being an existing Content Moderator who patrols discussions greatly increases your chances.
  • A fair number of constructive posts/comments (depends on the user, usually around 750+, this metric is not the entire reason users are promoted to this role).
  • Ability to properly communicate with other users

Content Moderator

Before requesting this rank, please be sure you are familiar with the Deletion Policy and the Protection policy.

  • Editing and moving fully protected pages (which includes the ability to edit the main page and it's various transclusions)
  • Deleting and restoring pages and files
  • Managing content models of pages
  • Editing and moving protected files
  • Rollback
  • Rename files
  • Protecting and un-protecting pages
  • Moderating edits and making sure they comply with the MOS and maintain proper quality (which includes warning users, acting on this responsibility varies between each Content Moderator, some choose it to do more than others, and is not required to be done).

Requirements

  • Good grammar/writing skills
  • A good number of helpful edits, this does not include category edits (usually 400+, depends on the edit quality and how much they are helpful)
  • While not a requirement, having Wikitext/JS/CSS/Lua/HTML abilities greatly increases your chances.
  • A fair degree of maturity
  • Ability to properly communicate with other users (This is mainly used while discussing big article changes, and discussing warnings with other users, some Content Moderators may choose not to do).
  • History of good/helpful/constructive edits, things such as silly, nonsense, disruptive, or unneeded edits don't count.
  • A fair period of activity to show you're sticking around (usually 1 month+, but exceptions are made of the user has exceptional abilities)

Code Editor

A Code Editor an active user with a large degree of technical expertise that is responsible for maintaining the wiki's templates, modules, System messages, CSS and JS pages, and gadgets. They are considerably more trusted than Content Moderators because they may modify sitewite JS. This rank is considered a stepping stone to Administrator for technically experienced users.

  • Manage CSS/JS Pages
  • Maintain Modules/Templates
  • Act as technical consultants on the wiki and discord
  • Ensure security of JS/High profile pages
  • Act as part of the wiki's technical team

Requirements

  • Already a Content Moderator
  • Good record of knowledge with technical tasks (Which includes MediaWiki knowladge in general, also counts wikitext/CSS/JS/Lua/HTML skills)
  • Good editing skills
  • More than 300 edits
  • Good degree of activity
  • Signs of maturity and decision making abilities

For a Code Editor to be promoted, at least 2 Administrators or 3 Code Editors must endorse the request.

Administrator

An Administrator is a very highly trusted user who has the technical ability to do most actions on the wiki. Administrators are only appointed when a user has been around for a long time, and has had experience with being a staff member. They are considered guides for the community, and are supposed to solve most disputes on the wiki.

  • All rights of both Content Moderator and Discussions Moderator user groups
  • Edit MediaWiki pages
  • Block/Unblock other users and themselves
  • Manage Abuse filters
  • View private Abuse filters
  • View details of Abuse Logs
  • Edit the communities skin and format
  • Add and remove the Discussions Moderator user group.
    • Beside technical rights, they also are responsible for helping out other users, settling disputes, and acting as guides for the community.

Requirements

Before requesting this rank, please be sure you are familiar with the Blocking Policy, Deletion Policy and the Protection policy.

  • Already a Moderator (Content Moderator or Discussions Moderator) or Code Editor.
  • An active interest in helping out the wiki, such as reporting vandalism, properly using the tools granted.
  • Signs of maturity, impartial/unbiased judgement, kindness, willingness to help.
  • Not a requirement, but will help in the application for admin, already being a staff member on another wiki.
  • Not a requirement, but it is optimal that an upcoming admin has community support.
  • An admin's main roll on a wiki is to block vandals, settle disputes between users, and be helpful to the community. Thus, people who have shown an interest / ability to do so are key (even if it's not the majority of what they do)
  • Note: It is a very large jump, going from a Moderator to an Admin, if you are technically experienced, it is recommended to go for Code Editor first.
  • At least 1 month tenure on the wiki as an active editor and good relations with most of the community and staff team. This is so the up and coming candidate knows the community well.

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Note that all current active administrators must have at least an 80% majority on whether the user in question is eligible for admin-ship.

Bureaucrat

Bureaucrats are exceptionally trusted users who have shown prodigious skill with Administrator tools, or have been around for a long time and the community/staff team thinks they deserve it. They are responsible for keeping a wiki in running order, and general management duties on top of Administrator duties (described above). They may also ban users at will in reference to the Banning policy. They have the following rights:

Note that all active bureaucrats must agree on any new bureaucrats.

Other criteria

The following criteria increase your chance of becoming a staff member on the wiki. Generally, the reviewing Bureaucrat/Administrator is looking for these qualities when reviewing an application. They are not required, but do help the application process.

  • Signs of maturity, kind temperament, patience, and impartial judgement
  • Already a staff member on another wiki, with a good/clean record of proper actions
  • No signs of vandalizing another wiki while pretending to be a clean person on another (being "two-faced")
  • Skill in technical tasks (Coding (CSS, JS, Lua, HTML)), Abuse Filters, Regular Expressions (used for Filters and the Title blacklist))
  • Good Knowledge of MediaWiki in general (How to block ranges, etc...)
  • Helping staff deal with issues on the wiki (Solving disputes, etc...)
  • Appears to know how to behave on a wiki in general
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