Inkipedia:Requests for Rights

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This is the Requests for Rights page, used for Requests for Patroller, Requests for Admin, and Requests for Bureaucrat. Make sure you mention which request you are filing for. Please read all relevant sections on this page before requesting rights.

Requests stay active for four weeks, during which voting and discussion take place. Requests can be closed in two weeks if there is a complete consensus (meaning everyone votes the same way). After this time passes, a bureaucrat or administrator will act upon the request and archive it.

While voting guides the process of granting rights, the outcome of a rights request is ultimately decided by existing staff. In rare circumstances, bureaucrats and administrators may decide to reject a rights request. For example, if you have ever been blocked as a result of vandalism, your request will probably be rejected.

Patroller application overview

Patrollers are trusted members of the community. In addition to having their edits auto-patrolled, patrollers help combat spam and vandalism. If you believe you have great editing skill and are knowledgeable on dealing with vandalism on Inkipedia, feel free to nominate yourself. Your request will be carried to an active administrator, who will have the final say.

By becoming a patroller, it means that you will hold responsibilities helping administrators of the site combat vandalism and helping out new members. This extra privilege may mean you devote more time to Inkipedia, so be sure to think clearly about it first.

Please ensure that your experience with Inkipedia is adequate. A user with 1,000 edits may be promoted but a user with only ten will not, as the user with 1,000 edits will have more experience. Experience with undoing vandalism is certainly a bonus. If you do not wish to have the responsibilities that come with being a patroller, contact the admin that promoted you, and they will remove your rights.

To become a patroller, demonstrate that you can make constructive edits on a regular basis and an administrator may promote you. By becoming a patroller, you must be more active than you were before receiving the rights. Being a patroller is not a privilege; it is a responsibility that is vital in helping the wiki run smoothly.

Administrator application overview

If you wish to take an administrator role, and think you can help out on Inkipedia as an administrator, feel free to nominate yourself. Your request will be voted by other Inkipedia users. If accepted, the request will be carried to an active bureaucrat, who will have the final say.

Note that, while being an administrator and wielding admin powers may seem useful and "cool", you should consider whether you will need to be an administrator at first. If you are very active on the wiki performing edits like correcting spelling, you will not need adminship, as such a task can be completed without admin powers. By becoming an administrator, it means that you will hold responsibilities in cooperating with other administrators of the site and helping out new members. This job will likely take up a lot of your time, so be sure to think clearly about it first.

Adminship is based on your experience with wikis in general, not Splatoon prowess. Administrators do not necessarily need Splatoon. Ensure that your experience with Inkipedia is high enough. If your edit count is 32, then you're much less likely to become an administrator than someone with 1296 edits. That said, if you had 1296 edits, but actually 1295 edits are on your user page and talk page, then your request will probably be denied. Usually administrators will have patroller rights first.

Bureaucrat application overview

Bureaucrats can currently be promoted in a mutual agreement between current admins and bureaucrat(s). A bureaucrat cannot nominate themself: they must be nominated by another admin or bureaucrat.

Generally bureaucrat rights are not required for any administrator. Keeping bureaucrat numbers down will help wiki stability as there are not daily changes to extensions or other users' rights.


Filing a request

The only prerequisites are a user account and a basic level of trust among other users, with emphasis on the latter.


You must be logged in to vote, and always sign your name. Users with warnings or previous blocks may still vote.

What you cannot do to requests
  • You may not edit other users' votes or comments unless they violate wiki policies or are otherwise disruptive (for example, an unclosed HTML tag.)
  • You may not vote with meatpuppets or sockpuppets, especially if you are the candidate (in which your request will probably be immediately closed and you will be blocked in accordance with the blocking policy.)
  • You may not edit these rules or the requirements without prior discussion. Rules should not be changed to favor one particular candidate only.
If you want to "take back" what you've said, simply cross it out by inserting <s> and </s> around the text you want to strike out. Please don't remove the text: it's often handy to see what was previously voted.


Please view these before filing a request.

  • You are very devoted to this wiki.
  • You are not unavailable for long periods of time without notifying users.
  • You act responsibly and calmly when vandals and spammers strike.
  • You do not insult or intimidate rulebreakers, regardless of the severity of their offenses.
  • You respect those who want to improve the wiki and take "assume good faith" into consideration.
  • You are very polite and welcoming to new users.
  • You have sufficient knowledge of wikimarkup and HTML.
  • You willingly help users who have problems and needs, perhaps to explain coding.

How to vote

Any registered user can vote in adminship requests or nominations. Each user may vote once in each request or nomination. To vote, simply add # Reason for voting ~~~~ under the appropriate header. If you have any comments, add them under the comment header.

How to apply

To file a new request or nomination, please create a page at Inkipedia:Requests for Rights/NomineeUserName and fill in NomineeUserName for the user name of the person you are nominating, or your own if you are applying. If this is not the nominee's first request, add the request number to the page title in parenthesis, like Inkipedia:Requests for Rights/NomineeUserName (2). The page should be constructed with:

Detailed explanation of why you are nominating this user/yourself for rights, and the rights requested.

<noinclude>[[Category:Active rights requests]]</noinclude>

Comment suggestions

You are encouraged to comment on the following
  • Does the candidate understand, respect, and obey Inkipedia's policies?
    • (Not everyone on the wiki has a squeaky-clean record, but admin vandals are definitely not acceptable)
  • Has the candidate followed the request rules? Voted on other candidates?
  • Would granting adminship help the wiki?
  • Has the candidate warned vandals using {{warning}}?
    • Has the candidate used the templates correctly and effectively?
    • Has the candidate undone the spam and vandalism caused?
    • Has the candidate alerted existing administrators when necessary?
  • Has the candidate used the {{delete}} or {{protect}} templates?
    • Have they used the templates correctly and effectively?
  • Has the candidate been actively editing? Shown devotion? Left a message when they are going away?
    • Are these edits helpful to the wiki's development?
    • (We do not expect our admins to be editing 18 hours a day, they do work, eat, and sleep like you do.)
    • At least once a week is a requirement (where no away notice is given)
  • Is the candidate friendly and willing to help new users?
    • Do they, and can they, help existing users too? Do a lot of our users admire their contributions?
    • A good example is the number of barnsquids given by other users. Do not base your vote on this, however.
  • Has the candidate received the "Rollback" privilege? Have they used it correctly?
  • Does the candidate have intimate knowledge of wiki coding?
  • Is the candidate capable of proper English, both formal (for serious discussions on important matters) and informal (for helping new users feel welcome)?
  • Does the candidate have admin experience on any other wikis?
You are not encouraged to comment on the following
  • The candidate has a nice userpage.
    • With exception of if this demonstrates good wiki coding skills, though template space examples are preferred.
  • The candidate has loads of shop barnsquids!
  • The Wiki does not need another admin right now (unless there is an entire spree of votes on this subject.)
  • The candidate has a good sense of humor.
    • Though, as mentioned above, a friendly attitude is good.
  • The candidate voted against in my Request (so I'm retaliating.)
  • "I don't think you can be admin" (Explain why)

Current requests

Below are all current patroller and administrator nominations. To vote in a nomination, click the link and enter the following text under the appropriate heading on the page:

# Reason for supporting/opposing ~~~~

Inkipedia:Requests for Rights/Xando

Past requests

All past requests are available in this category.