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Administrators AKA admins or sysops are users with greater capability to shape a wiki.

Capabilities and ResponsibilitiesEdit

Wikia is a pretty open system. For the most part even users without an account can edit any page any way they please. So what are the capabilities and roles of an admin beyond that of any other user?

ConstructiveEdit

Admins have control over the general look of the wiki, what differentiates it from another random Wikia. Color schemes, background image, favicon, logo, things like that.

There are also certain pages behind the scenes (MediaWiki and CSS) that only admins can modify. This might allow for more change in the look of a wiki, changes in site behavior through adding in pieces of Javascript, changes in the badges people earn for doing various tasks, and many other things.

It's also possible to toggle on or off certain wiki features like polls, forums, different styles of editor--though in general stuff like that isn't going to be tinkered with often.

DefensiveEdit

If troubles are being caused, admins have several tools at their disposal to try and stop it. Certain users (or their IP addresses) can be blocked from editing. Pages can be set to a protected state where they can't be modified. Inappropriate comments can be deleted.

MaintenanceEdit

Largely this comes down to the power to delete things--or undelete them. Anyone can add things to Category:Candidates for deletion, but only admins can act on it.

HelpEdit

When someone new to the wiki makes an edit and gets an automated welcome message, the message comes as if it's from one of the admins. The new user replies, that admin gets it. So admins are on the front line of helping newbies figure out what they're doing.

UnofficialEdit

If there aren't vandals running around or major changes being made, usually an admin will just be doing the same things as any other editors. But anyone with the ADMIN next to their name is still going to be assumed as a special representative of the wiki, so it's best to set a good example.

Becoming an AdminEdit

Once or twice a year we will consider new admins, though not always will someone always wish to become one, nor will we always be in need of new ones. At the beginning of the selected month those interested can submit their name. There will then be a time for people to comment on the hopefuls. Depending on need for admins, user history, and community reaction, some entrant(s) may or may not become admins by the end of the third week.

There have been other methods used in the past (including emergency adminhood by Wikia overlords when none were active, and election), but considering the varying need for admins at different times and voter turnout, we think this keeps things mostly fair and uncomplicated for now.

Current AdminsEdit

Not all listed here are still active users of the wiki, but here is the current lineup in the order they became admins.

Active Admins
Gen Username Groups Total Edits Favorite Idol
1st WonderBuono! bureaucrat, sysop 23,769 Tsugunaga Momoko
2nd JoshuaJSlone bureaucrat, sysop 20,768 Nakanishi Kana
Riyu-Hime sysop 6,687 Kaga Kaede
3rd Matsumotorika sysop 42,216 Matsubara Yuriya
4th Pyo-kiyo sysop 8,814 Hamaura Ayano
5th AyumiFanBoy sysop 8,249 Wada Ayaka

Show/Hide Inactive & Graduated Admins

Gen Username Groups Total Edits
0th Avatar Neospaceblue founder, bureaucrat, sysop 368
N/A Thumb 5358dd4c-b056-4906-8565-f14a13ed2062 SpookyVampy sysop 1,156
N/A Thumb 10d7e713-e60e-4997-9451-2efacd012324 SweetS30 sysop 9,974
N/A Airiiii Nina22 sysop 8,712
3rd Thumb 16ccf77b-ead7-41f0-97a6-6498a7f96ff6 Maopyon sysop 47,979

Admin Auditions (Elections)

BureaucratsEdit

A bureaucrat is a user who has the ability to give admin status to other users. Not all admins are bureaucrats, to prevent us from multiplying like tribbles.