Different users have access to different functions of the site. While anyone can do most things on this site - including reading and editing - only administrators can access a few additional functions:
- Deleting and restoring pages, page histories, and uploaded files
- Locking (protecting) a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by users without admin rights
- Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits
- Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins
Additionally, a bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators.
Some Wikia staff members have full access to all Wikia. They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Wikia janitors have limited administrator access to all Wikia for cleanup purposes. These users will be shown on Special:Listusers/janitor on any Wikia. Please see the Central Wikia contact page for details on how to contact Wikia staff.
Who are Our Administrators?
The "founder" of a wiki - the person who first requested it - is automatically given administrator access. 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, see Special:Listusers/sysop.
At current, our staff include:
Soutenkyuu is particularly skilled with the technical side of the wikia. The usage of templates, sliders, customised themes, bots, etc. are all thanks to Soutenkyuu's amazing knack for technology, and she has years of wikia experience and is more than happy to help with any questions, particularly related to the 'hows' of the wikia.
KevinVolkov is more devoted to adding content, organisation, mediation, and formatting. A great deal of the articles have been turned from stubs into full and referenced articles, with navigation now easier overall. He's also always available to answer questions, particularly related to interactions and content.
Becoming an Administrator
We are not currently accepting new administrators at this time.
What Can't Administrators Do?
Administrators should not use their administrator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version they prefer 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 administrator shouldn't be considered "in charge". The ideal administrator is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra abilities, and to use them for the benefit of the Wikia community.