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Different users have access to different functions of The National Dex Wiki. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, staff can access a few additional functions.

General Overview

Bureaucrats and administrators have these abilities:

  • Deleting and undeleting 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.

Some Wikia staff members have full access to all Wikia. They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Helpers have limited administrator access to all Wikia for cleanup purposes. These users will be shown on Special:Listusers/helper on any Wikia. Please see the Central Wikia contact page for details on how to contact Wikia staff.

What can administrators not do?

Administrators should not use their administrator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that is not 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 should not be considered "in charge". The ideal admin is simply someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the wiki. Remember, being an administrator is no big deal.

Staff Groups

Bureaucrats

Bureaucrat is the highest staff level within The National Dex Wiki. Bureaucrats are the staff members that are tasked with maintaining and directing the Wiki. While bureaucrats may take advice and ask for input from all contributors, bureaucrats have the final say in the various matters of the Wiki.

User Status User since Bureaucrat since
Master of the Theater Inactive March 14, 2015 March 14, 2015
Schwad2 Active December 28, 2017 January 6, 2018

Administrators

Administrators are staff members over The National Dex Wiki's Mainspace. They have the rights to archive, delete, undelete, and protect pages and files. Administrators also have the power to block troublesome users. While administrators are not "in charge", it is recommended to follow their directions and advice.

User Status User since Administrator since
Master of the Theater Inactive March 14, 2015 March 14, 2015
Schwad2 Active December 28, 2017 January 6, 2018

Rollback

Rollback are staff members that are tasked with patrolling edits and rolling back vandal edits. They are well versed in the Wiki's current style and may be asked if you have questions.

User Status User since Content Moderator since
None currently - - -

Discussions Moderators

Discussions Moderators are staff members over The National Dex Wiki's Discussions area and the now defunct Forums. They have the rights to archive, delete, or modify posts.

User Status User since Discussions Moderator since
Cherrysprite Inactive March 24, 2015 March 28, 2015

Chat Moderators

Chat Moderators are staff members over The National Dex Wiki's live chat.

User Status User since Content Moderator since
None currently - - -

Becoming a Staff Member

Staff nominations are currently: OPEN
If you would like to become a member of staff, please first review the requirements and then create a request at Requests for Staff Rights.

How do Bureaucrats grant admin rights?

See User rights management.

How do I use administrator powers?

See the administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.