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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, Content Moderator, Discussions Moderator, 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).
    • Please read the guidelines below to make sure you qualify for the requested rank before posting a request!

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. They may also be blocked in accordance with the blocking policy.

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.

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 your 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.

Content Moderator/Discussions Moderator

This rank is a general staff user group for managing the wiki. These user groups have the following rights:

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
  • Deleting and restoring pages and files
  • Editing and moving protected files
  • Rollback
  • Rename files
  • Protecting and un-protecting pages

Discussions Moderator

  • Removing and restoring threads and replies by any user
  • Closing and reopening threads
  • Manage Forum boards, and move threads from one board to another.
  • Moderating chat (Kicking/banning users) (Will be removed in UCP)
  • Deleting blog comments
  • Editing and deleting article comments
  • Moderating the Discussions feature, if enabled.

Requirements

  • In good standing with other users on the wiki -- you don't have to be friends, but don't be combative. Remember: Assume good faith.
  • A good number of useful edits. This does not mean large or impressive edits, but instead edits that add to a page (even helpful comments can be considered useful). Things such as blog posts, silly comments, troll edits, etc won't count.
  • Active - likely at least a month to show you're sticking around (assuming you've been making useful edits during that time).
  • Edit count and leaderboard rank do not play a huge roll by itself; in most cases users should have at least 300 edits, but that's more a show of activity, assuming the edits are useful.

Administrator

A 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).
  • 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, so people who have show an interest / ability to do so are key (even if it's not the majority of what they do)
  • Note that jumping from a Moderator to an Admin is a very large jump.

Helpful Links:

Note that already active admins must have at least a 80% majority on whether the user in question is eligible for adminship.

Bureaucrat

Bureaucrats are exceptionally trusted users who have shown prodigious skill with Administrator tools. They are responsible for keeping a wiki in running order, and general management duties on top of Administrator duties (described above) 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 (Good hand/band hand)
  • 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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