Vis3rWiki:Administrators

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Staff Levels

Administrator

Administrators have three major abilities that regular users do not have; block, delete and protect. Blocking is the act of removing a user's power to edit pages and banning them from doing anything for a set amount of time as punishment for breaking the rules. Administrators can also unblock users if the block was unfair. Deleting is taking away an article from the wiki because it was not satisfactory or because it was made as a vandalism article, restoration is another administrator ability and brings back deleted articles.

Protection is the third major administrator ability and it allows an administrator to change the protection level of a page - everybody, e-mail confirmed users only or administrators only. An administrator would protect an article if the article is not for the general public to edit or if it is a target of much vandalism. Other abilities administrators have is undoing multiple revisions by the same user using the Rollback link, granted that the particular revision is the most recent, and hide inappropriate page revisions from being viewed in page histories.

Bureaucrat

Bureaucrats have the same abilities as administrators with a few additional features: editing the mediawiki interface, renaming users, and changing user group rights, which also includes promoting users to the administrator level. Bureaucrats can also check a user's IP addresses and other information using check user should they suspect that a user maybe be a sockpuppet of another user.

How to Become an Administrator

Becoming an Administrator requires a lot of dedicated work on the articles on the Vis3r wiki and a vast knowledge of wikicoding. Administrators must know you are trustworthy and able to help the wiki out before giving you the ability to block other users. The bureaucrats will select the administrators out of the active users on the wiki, do not ask to be promoted - it will come in due time.

Current Staff

The staff team of the Vis3r Wiki
Real Name Alias Position Status
Hugo Vis3r Owner Active
Justin JustinS-B Bureaucrat Active


Other positions

These users contribute on the server side of the Vis3r wiki. Unlike normal administrators who are responsible for stepping in during conflicts and keep watch for vandals or other malicious editors, these users are mainly responsible for maintaining the site to keep it running.

Interface administrators

Interface administrators are users who have the rights to edit the common CSS and other main ones. A CSS is the Wiki interface containing the codes for layouts and fonts for the skins, and interface administrators are responsible for maintaining and updating them.

Tech Support

The tech support of the wiki manages things on server-side of the wiki. Installing extensions, upgrading the software, modifying CSS and Javascript, etc.


The leader of this group is the System Admin.