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On a wiki, users have permissions, or rights, which allow or disallow them to perform certain actions.

Bureaucrats

Main article: Inkipedia:Bureaucrats

Bureaucrats:

  • Are not better than other users.
  • Do not have more of a say in wiki matters than a user without bureaucrat rights.

Rights

On top of administrators' permissions, bureaucrats can:

Becoming a bureaucrat

You must first be an administrator to become a bureaucrat. The current administrators and bureaucrats must nominate you to become a bureaucrat.

Losing bureaucrat rights

Bureaucrats are kept until resignation or they are demoted by another bureaucrat.

Administrators

Main article: Inkipedia:Administrators

Administrators:

  • Are not better than other users.
  • Are not owners of the wiki.
  • Do not have more of a say in wiki matters than a user without administrator rights.

Rights

Administrators have access to some additional abilities than other users, including:

  • The ability to delete, restore, or view a deleted page. (Log)
  • The ability to delete or restore uploaded images and files.
  • The ability to protect a page so that only certain users can edit it, and permission to edit any protected page. (Log)
  • The ability to edit the site interface, such as the sidebar and sitenotice, or the site skin.
  • The ability to automatically undo (or rollback) edits by a specific user on a page.
  • The ability to block a user or IP from editing the wiki. (Log)
  • All patroller abilities.

Becoming an administrator

It takes a lot of work and experience to become an administrator. Below are some questions to help you decide whether or not you are actually ready for an administrative position.

  • Are you online often?
  • Are you a good editor (with excellent use of the English language)?
  • Do you know intermediate-level wikicode (e.g. are you able to understand semi-complex wikicode by looking at it)?
  • Do you work well with other users?
  • Do you follow our policies?

Once you feel you are ready, apply at Requests for Rights. If your nomination is successful you will become a permanent administrator. Good luck!

Losing administrator rights

Once you are an administrator, you must be able to keep up administrator duties. Generally administrators are kept until:

  • Resignation
  • Inactivity
  • Impeached by the community

Interface administrators

Main article: Inkipedia:Interface administrators

Interface administrators:

  • Are not better than other users.
  • Do not have more of a say in wiki matters than a user without interface admin rights.
  • Have a high degree of technical knowledge for layout and design for the site as a whole, such as CSS and JavaScript.

Rights

  • Change system messages and notices
  • Edit sitewide CSS, JSON, and JavaScript

Becoming an interface administrator

Users with demonstrably high skill in these areas may apply for interface administrator at Inkipedia:Requests for Rights.

Losing interface administrator rights

As with regular Administrators, this position is generally perpetual unless inactive, resigned, or voted out by the community.

Patrollers

Main article: Inkipedia:Patrollers

Patrollers:

  • Are not better than other users.
  • Do not have more of a say in wiki matters than a user without patroller rights.

In addition, users without patroller rights are not inherently untrustworthy.

Rights

Patrollership comes with three features:

  • Patrollers' own edits are automatically marked as patrolled.
  • Patrollers can mark others' edits as patrolled.
  • Patrollers can use the rollback tool to revert edits.

Becoming a patroller

Patroller rights can be received by being nominated/nominating yourself at Inkipedia:Requests for Rights. After a nomination, users will vote whether the nominated user should receive the rights.

Losing patroller rights

Removal of patroller rights does not require a voting process; patrollers who are inactive for an extended period of time or are abusing the rollback tool can be demoted by a single administrator.

Affiliate

Main article: Inkipedia:Affiliate

An affiliate is an administrator (or similar position) on another NIWA wiki given a few extra tools to help make changes.

Rights

  • Quickly rollback a user's edits.
  • Automate text replacement.
  • Redirect suppression when moving pages.

Becoming an affiliate

Any user that wishes to receive affiliate rights should contact a Bureaucrat.

Losing affiliate rights

Removal of affiliate rights does not require a voting process; affiliates who are inactive for an extended period of time or are abusing the rollback tool can be demoted by a single administrator.

See also