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.

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. If you only have 10 edits, then you will not gain rollback. Experience with undoing vandalism is certainly a bonus. Administrators may promote users to patroller status without previous consultation. 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. 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 ~~~~

FunPL (talk | contribs | logs)

The time has come.

I don't know how likely I am to having this RfR approved, but I have to try this.

I'm requesting the Administrator group.

Here are my reasons why I'm requesting:

  • I want to be able to delete pages that are no longer needed and were created by me (this only applies to the MediaWiki namespace and subpages to my user page)
  • I want to be able to move a lot of pages that are only used by me without spamming the wiki with redirects and then having to ask an admin to delete those for me. Example
  • I want to be able to help with cleaning up "meta" pages that are protected
  • I want to improve/add new abuse filters

Why should I be an admin

  • I have a lot of experience with MediaWiki
  • I have been helping users with meta stuff when they needed help
  • + I'm always ready to help
  • I'm very active. Edit: This might not be fully true, I am active, just not always with edits. The first thing I do everyday, is check on Discord and at the same time the RC feed. I'm not checking every edit, but I am checking almost every meta edit if I have enough time

What I won't do:

  • Block users unless I'm 100% sure that they should get blocked (and only after at least a month has passed from the day I became an admin (If at all))
  • Delete pages anywhere outside the MediaWiki and User namespace unless I'm 100% sure that they are spam (Something like
  • Edit the main page (too risky + people can disagree with my change) without approval on Discord
  • Delete existing abuse filters
  • Edit abuse filters not created by me without approval on Discord
  • Edit/Add new abuse filters without triple checking whether my changes won't destroy the wiki

What I'll do:

  • I'll do my best at helping users with meta stuff
  • I'll help clean up the wiki's meta pages
  • I'll help clean up protected pages with edits that I'm sure will be fine
  • I'll protect pages that could lead to damage if spammed
  • I'll semi-protect pages that are... well... semi-important or if some other similar page has been semi-protected.

FunPL (talk) 22:26, 6 January 2020 (UTC)


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  2. Zombietoon (talk) 14:49, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  3. S2 Icon Inkling Squid Green.png Splatana talk contribs S2 Icon Inkling Squid Pink.png 14:38, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  4. £|_@|\/|€1232 (talk) 18:41, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  5. Heddy (talk) 23:15, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  6. GloverMist (talk) 08:52, 14 February 2020 (UTC)



  • Has demonstrated a need for admin tools, often marking things for deletion or needing to edit something that's protected. Has remained active for a long period of time. Actually needing the tools plus being super active means a great admin! ShaharSig2.pngShaharSigtalk2.png 23:08, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm happy to see someone else is interested in maintaining the abuse filters. Just don't break the wiki like I did on at least one occasion! Heddy (talk) 23:15, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Past requests

All past requests are available in this category.