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.
- 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: Users who can make others into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki.
Bureaucrats can also give users the ability to "rollback" edits not made in good faith.
Voltage Inc Wikia'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, visit here.
|founder||Founder of Voltage Inc. Wiki; she is busy and may not be available for contact but do still try.||Occasionally Active|
|bureaucrat, sysop||She is the head administrator and bureaucrat; if you need anything, she is free for contact. You may also consult her if you would like admin-ship.||Active|
|sysop, rollback||She spends her time editing articles and correcting any errors that may appear. She is available for contact.||Active|
|sysop, rollback||She makes edits and add pictures whenever they are needed.||Inactive|
|sysop||She makes edits on articles and usually changes polls on the main page. She is available for contact and usually replies on the same day or the next.||Active|
|sysop||She is inactive, but she focused on articles that needed editing.||Inactive|
|sysop, rollback||She spends most of her time editing/writing articles, adding CGs, and creating templates. She is available for contact.||Active|
|poweruser, rollback||Adds categories and edits articles when needed. She is available for contact||Active|
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 "Voltage Inc 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.
- 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.