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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.
 
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.
   
== Administrator abilities ==
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==Administrator abilities==
 
These additional functions include:
 
These additional functions include:
* Deleting and undeleting pages, page histories, and uploaded files.
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*Deleting and undeleting pages, page histories, and uploaded files.
* Locking ([[{{ns:project}}:Protected page|protecting]]) a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by users without admin rights or autoconfirmed status.
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*Locking ([[{{ns:project}}:Protected page|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; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
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*Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
* Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.
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*Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.
   
== Bureaucrat abilities ==
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==Bureaucrat abilities==
 
A '''bureaucrat''' can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki.
 
A '''bureaucrat''' can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki.
   
 
Bureaucrats can also give users the ability to "rollback" edits not made in [[w:Assume good faith|good faith]].
 
Bureaucrats can also give users the ability to "rollback" edits not made in [[w:Assume good faith|good faith]].
   
== Staff ==
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==Staff==
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.
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Wikia staff members have full access to all of Wikia. They will be shown in [[Special:Listusers/staff]] on any wiki. Please use [[Special:Contact]] to contact Wikia staff.
   
== Who are this wiki's administrators? ==
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==Who are this wiki's administrators?==
 
The "founder" of a wiki, the person who first requested it, is given administrator access automatically. Founders are also given bureaucrat access so they can make any other user on their wiki an administrator or bureaucrat. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see [[Special:Listusers/sysop]].
 
The "founder" of a wiki, the person who first requested it, is given administrator access automatically. Founders are also given bureaucrat access so they can make any other user on their wiki an administrator or bureaucrat. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see [[Special:Listusers/sysop]].
   
You may also wish to list them on this page.
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===Current administrators===
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√ = Current Bureaucrat
   
*[[User:Example]]
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|'''[[User:Arthur Read fan|Arthur Read fan]]''' √
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== How do I use administrator powers? ==
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==How do I use administrator powers?==
 
See [[Help:Administrators' how-to guide]] for a guide on using admin functions.
 
See [[Help:Administrators' how-to guide]] for a guide on using admin functions.
   
== Becoming an administrator ==
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==Becoming an administrator==
 
For you to become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one. On larger Wikia, there will usually be a community page for requests, with a page name such as "{{ns:project}}:Requests for adminship". On a smaller wiki, you may simply ask on the community portal or [[Forum:Index|Forum]], or ask a bureaucrat directly on his or her talk page.
 
For you to become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one. On larger Wikia, there will usually be a community page for requests, with a page name such as "{{ns:project}}:Requests for adminship". On a smaller wiki, you may simply ask on the community portal or [[Forum:Index|Forum]], or ask a bureaucrat directly on his or her talk page.
   
 
If there are no active bureaucrats, use the "Requests for adminship" page to nominate users to become admins or bureaucrats. Once a community decision has been reached (or if there is no active community to debate the decision), please leave a message at the [[Wikia:Wikia:Adoption requests|wiki adoption requests page]] and Wikia Staff can provide the rights.
 
If there are no active bureaucrats, use the "Requests for adminship" page to nominate users to become admins or bureaucrats. Once a community decision has been reached (or if there is no active community to debate the decision), please leave a message at the [[Wikia:Wikia:Adoption requests|wiki adoption requests page]] and Wikia Staff can provide the rights.
   
== What can administrators not do? ==
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==What can administrators not do?==
Administrators should not use their administrator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that isn't vandalism. 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 [[w:Assume good faith|good faith]]. 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.
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Administrators should not use their administrator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that isn't vandalism. 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 [[w:Assume good faith|good faith]]. 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.
   
 
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Revision as of 00:35, April 3, 2020

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.

Administrator abilities

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; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
  • Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.

Bureaucrat abilities

A bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki.

Bureaucrats can also give users the ability to "rollback" edits not made in good faith.

Staff

Wikia staff members have full access to all of Wikia. They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Please use Special:Contact to contact Wikia staff.

Who are this wiki's administrators?

The "founder" of a wiki, the person who first requested it, is given administrator access automatically. Founders are also given bureaucrat access so they can make any other user on their wiki an administrator or bureaucrat. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see Special:Listusers/sysop.

Current administrators

√ = Current Bureaucrat

Arthur Read fan

How do I use administrator powers?

See Help:Administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.

Becoming an administrator

For you to become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one. On larger Wikia, there will usually be a community page for requests, with a page name such as "Larryboy Wiki:Requests for adminship". On a smaller wiki, you may simply ask on the community portal or Forum, or ask a bureaucrat directly on his or her talk page.

If there are no active bureaucrats, use the "Requests for adminship" page to nominate users to become admins or bureaucrats. 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 Wikia Staff can provide the rights.

What can administrators not do?

Administrators should not use their administrator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that isn't vandalism. 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 good faith. 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.

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