The Edge Chronicles wiki
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The Edge Chronicles wiki

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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.

Who are this wiki's administrators?

This wiki's admins:

For a complete list of users with administrator access, see Special:Listusers/sysop.

This wiki's content moderators (Alchemists of Sanctaphrax):

Becoming an administrator

Administrators have some special editing and moderation tools at their disposal. Content moderators and users with rollback powers have some, but not all of these tools at their disposal. An administrator can for example rollback edits or delete pages, ban vandals and change the design of the wiki. However, administrators are first and foremost editors like every other user on the wiki. Becoming an administrator is not like leveling up in a game, and it's not a prize to win.

Roles

  • Bureaucrat: can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki
  • Administrator:
    • Can delete and undelete pages, page histories, and uploaded files
    • Can lock (protecting) a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by users without admin rights
    • Can block IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits
    • Can edit the interface by changing system messages and skins
  • Rollback: very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits
  • Content Moderator
  • Discussion Moderator

Admission process

The current administrators of a wiki decide to appoint editors to roles. They have the freedom to also appoint users as administrators if the following conditions are not fulfilled. New administrators will only be appointed once a new administrator is needed.

Users who believe themselves fit to become administrators can message the existing administrators of the wiki with their application. However, it is recommended to request rollback or content moderator status before becoming an admin. Generally, we would like users to have contributed steadily for about two months. We value quality over quantity. The edits should adhere to the style guide and other policies.

The administrator role should be put to good use: having technical skills or creative ideas and a willingness to go through with them is a reason to have access to admin editing powers.

Absence

If an administrator is absent for a prolonged time, (ca. 2-3 months) they will be demoted to a content moderator. If the former administrator returns, the other administrators can decide to give them back their admin rights without further conditions.

If there are no active bureaucrats and you wish to become an administrator, please contact the community staff on the Central Wikia.

How do I use administrator powers?

See the administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.

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 community.

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