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Listed below are the current administrators, assistants, bureaucrats, chat moderators, content moderators, discussion moderators, and roll-backers on this wiki.

Please note that assistants, content moderators, discussion moderators, roll-backers, and chat moderators can not block and un-block users. Please contact an administrator or bureaucrat to deal with disruptive users. Also note that assistants, discussion moderators, roll-backers, and chat moderators can not delete and un-delete pages.


Please note that assistants, content moderators, and roll-backers can not ban disruptive users from chat. Please contact a chat moderator, discussion moderator, or administrator to do this. Also please note that only administrators and discussion moderators can remove, restore, close, and reopen thread conversations in the Forum namespace. Only they can manage Forum boards, and move threads from one board to another, and highlight and un-highlight threads.

User Position Promotion date Country Current status
C.Syde65 (talk) Assistant, Bureaucrat, Sysop 17th September 2014 &New ZealandFlag New Zealand New Zealand Active
TheOneFootTallBrickWall (talk) Discussion Moderator 14th November 2016 Inactive
OoppDecks (talk) Discussion Moderator 15th October 2015 &SwedenFlag sweden Sweden Inactive
Raymond Trevor (talk) Chat Moderator 8th May 2016 &SingaporeFlag Singapore Singapore Inactive
Sims2Player (talk) Assistant, Sysop 23rd August 2015 &NetherlandsFlag netherlands Netherlands Inactive
TigerTanksHD (talk) Assistant, Sysop 5th June 2017 &CanadaFlag canada Canada Active

C.Syde's Wiki has a team of administrators (also known as sysops) and moderators that help manage various aspects of the wiki. Administrators and Moderators are trusted members of the community, but they are not "in charge" of it. Although administrators and moderators have access to some tools and privileges that regular users do not, they are still bound to follow wiki rules and community decisions, and are otherwise equal to all other users.

Administrator's usernames are highlighted in navy. Assistant's usernames are highlighted in indigo. Content Moderator's usernames are highlighted in brown. Discussion Moderator's usernames are highlighted in grey. Roll-backer's usernames are highlighted in green. Chat Moderator's usernames are highlighted in dark yellow.

If a chat moderator is also a rollback, their username will instead be highlighted in green. If a rollback is also a discussion moderator, their username will instead be highlighted in grey. If a chat moderator or discussion moderator is also a content moderator, their username will instead be highlighted in brown. If a chat moderator, discussion moderator, or content moderator is also an assistant, their username will instead be highlighted in indigo. If a chat moderator, rollback, discussion moderator, content moderator, assistant, or administrator is also a bureaucrat, their username will instead be highlighted in maroon.


Chat Moderator, Rollback, Discussion Moderator, Content Moderator, and Assistant rights are prerequisites for requesting administrator rights. If users want to apply for administrator-ship, they must apply for chat moderator, rollback, discussion moderator, content moderator, and/or assistant rights first.


Administrators

Administrators have the ability to "lock" and "unlock" pages from editing, or limit editing of pages to registered users only. Administrators can also use warnings to address issues with editors. Administrators can also delete and un-delete pages, page histories, and uploaded files, blocking IP addresses or accounts from editing, quickly revert vandalism, and edit the interface by changing system messages and skins, among others.

Administrators have the ability to add and remove the user flags of users with chat moderator, or discussion moderator rights. They also participate in community discussions and help determine consensus in those discussions. In addition to all these jobs, administrators make contributions to the wiki, just like any other user. See the administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using administrator functions.

What can Administrators do?

Administrators are responsible for maintaining the wiki. In addition to the rights extended to chat moderators, roll-backers, discussion moderators, content moderators, and assistants, Administrators are able to delete pages from the wiki, though non-administrators can nominate pages for deletion.

Administrators can "lock" and "unlock" pages from editing, or limit editing of pages to registered users only. They can use warnings to address issues with editors, and can block editors and unregistered contributors from editing the wiki if they violate policy. Administrators are able to make some changes to the wiki's appearance and interface for users, through the editing of MediaWiki pages and the wiki's .css and java-script.

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 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 buttons and to use them for the benefit of the wiki community.

Bureaucrats

Bureaucrats have the ability to add and remove user rights for other users. They can only have their bureaucrat flag removed by themselves, Wikia Staff, Wikia Helpers, or Wikia Utilities, and can remove the user flags of users with administrator, assistant, content moderator, or rollback rights. If a bureaucrat is also an administrator, they can also add and remove user rights for discussion moderators and chat moderators. Bureaucrats technically do not need to have sysop, assistant, content moderator, discussion moderator, rollback, or chat moderator flags, though in practice they almost always have sysop flags anyway.

Unlike administrators, assistants, content moderators, discussion moderators, roll-backers, and content moderators, bureaucrats on this wiki are "in charge" of it. However users on this wiki can not apply for bureaucrat-ship, as the bureaucrat position is strictly limited to the user who founded the wiki. Bureaucrats on this wiki also have the ability to control how much weight their opinions and ideas hold. However these situations are rare and should be kept to a minimum. So basically a bureaucrat should not manipulate the amount of weight their opinions and votes hold to take advantage of community votes, or to settle simple disagreements between users acting in good faith. A bureaucrat should only manipulate the amount of weight their opinions and votes hold for reasons out of safety of the wiki.

Assistants

Assistants have the ability to "lock" and "unlock" pages from editing, or limit editing of pages to registered users only. Assistants can also use warnings to address issues with editors, import pages from a file upload, mark reverted edits as bot edits, edit and move blog articles, search deleted pages, and edit old forum archives. Assistants participate in community discussions and help determine consensus in those discussions. In addition to all these jobs, assistants make contributions to the wiki, just like any other user. More information on Assistants can be found here.

Administrators implicitly have all these rights, aside from the ability to override spoof checks,[1] so having assistant flags, as an administrator is unnecessary. While a user doesn't need to obtain chat moderator or discussion moderator rights to be eligible for assistant-ship, it is recommended that a user requests for these rights, as an assistant by default does not have chat moderator or discussion moderator status, and both of these rights can be beneficial for prospective assistants. If a user doesn't already have chat moderator or discussion moderator rights before their assistant rights request is approved, they can always still apply for chat moderator or discussion moderator afterwards.

What can Assistants do?

Assistants are responsible for maintaining the wiki. In addition to the rights extended to roll-backers, Assistants are able to "lock" and "unlock" pages from editing, or limit editing of pages to registered users only.

While they can't directly delete vandal and spam only pages, they can protect them so that other users can't edit them, until an administrator and content moderator deletes them. They can use warnings to address issues with editors if they violate policy.

What can Assistants not do?

Assistants should not use their assistant powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that isn't vandalism.

Assistant 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 assistant shouldn't be considered "in charge". The ideal assistant is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the wiki community.

Content Moderators

Content Moderators have the ability to "lock" and "unlock" pages from editing, or limit editing of pages to registered users only. Content Moderators can also use warnings to address issues with editors. Content Moderators can also delete and un-delete pages, but they can not delete and un-delete user-pages or user talk-pages without adding ?action=delete to the URL of a user's user-page or user talk-page. Content Moderators participate in community discussions and help determine consensus in those discussions. In addition to all these jobs, content moderators make contributions to the wiki, just like any other user.

Administrators implicitly have all these rights, so having content moderator flags, as an administrator is unnecessary. While a user doesn't need to obtain chat moderator or discussion moderator rights to be eligible for content moderator-ship, it is recommended that a user requests for these rights, as a content moderator by default does not have chat moderator or discussion moderator status, and both of these rights can be beneficial for prospective content moderators. If a user doesn't already have chat moderator or discussion moderator rights before their content moderator rights request is approved, they can always still apply for chat moderator or discussion moderator afterwards.

What can Content Moderators do?

Content Moderators are responsible for maintaining the wiki. In addition to the rights extended to roll-backers, Content Moderators are able to delete pages from the wiki, though non-content moderators can nominate pages for deletion. Content Moderators are able to "lock" and "unlock" pages from editing, or limit editing of pages to registered users only. They can use warnings to address issues with editors if they violate policy.

What can Content Moderators not do?

Content Moderators should not use their content moderator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that isn't vandalism.

Content Moderator 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 a content moderator shouldn't be considered "in charge". The ideal content moderator is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the wiki community.

Discussion Moderators

Discussion Moderators are users who have additional tools available to manage conversations in various features across the community where users are having social discussions. They can remove and restore threads and replies from any user, and close and reopen threads.

In the forum feature specifically, discussion moderators have the ability to manage forum boards, move threads from one board to another, and highlight and un-highlight threads. All administrators are implicitly discussion moderators already.

As of the 14th January 2016, Discussion Moderators now have chat moderator rights, so they are now able to moderate chat, delete blog comments, and edit and delete article comments.

What can Discussion Moderators do?

Discussion Moderators are entrusted with tools to protect conversations from disruptive users, and to protect Chat from disruptive behaviour by warning, kicking and/banning disruptive individuals. They can highlight new and important forum discussions, as well as lock and un-highlight archived discussions. They are responsible for maintaining the forum namespace through removing offensive or spam threads and comments made by disruptive users. Aside from this, Discussion Moderators are equal to other users of Forum discussions.

What can Discussion Moderators not do?

Discussion Moderators should not use their tools to take advantage of users or to take over conversations. They must not ignore the needs and wants of users, and they must never use their tools for personal reasons or against non-disruptive users.

They should not use their tools to take advantage of users or to take over the Chat. They must not ignore the needs and wants of Chat users, and they must never use their tools for personal reasons or against non-disruptive users. Discussion Moderators that abuse their tools may have their status removed.

Roll-backers

Anyone can revert vandalism and bad-faith edits, but it takes a couple of clicks in the page history to get it done. Users with the "rollback" permission are able to undo bad edits with one click, by using the revert link on diff pages and user contributions list. They are just like regular users with one extra button.

When used, rollback will undo the edits of the most recent user to edit a page, thus restoring what was on the page prior to that user's edits. Rollback will undo multiple edits by the same person if the edits were done consecutively. If multiple people have edited in bad faith, it may be necessary to manually roll the page back to an older version.

All administrators, assistants, and content moderators are implicitly roll-backers already. Note that rollback cannot be used on a page that has been edited by only one user. Rollback does not prompt a user to confirm the action - the rollback occurs immediately once the button is clicked.

This tool should only be used for reverting edits that are clearly vandalism, and any possible good faith edits should be reverted with the undo button. This is done so that the user reverting can explain why they are reverting the edit, for the benefit of both the original editor and any other users looking through the article's history, using rollback suggests that the user made a blatant bad faith edit, hence no edit summary is needed.

On C.Syde's Wiki, users with a positive history of contributions on other wikis may be granted rollback rights by requesting it at Requests for Rollback; they may also be nominated for these rights by another user.

What is Rollback?

Rollback is a feature of the Media Wiki software that runs Wikia. It allows the edits of a user to be undone (reverted) in one click.

On C.Syde's Wiki, rollback is commonly used to revert malicious edits, such as vandalism.

How does Rollback work?

Administrators, Assistants, Content Moderators and editors with the rollback permission see an extra button in page histories, user contributions, and diff pages. The button is labelled "revert" and only appears next to the latest revision of a page.

Rollback reverts all consecutive edits made by one user and restores the last revision not made by that user. For example...

  • (cur | prev) 18:33, June 21, 2014‎ User A (wall | contribs | block)‎ m . . (1,598 bytes) (+3) . . (revert | undo)
  • (cur | prev) 18:32, June 21, 2014‎ User A (wall | contribs | block)‎‎ . . (1,595 bytes) (+139)‎ . . (undo)
  • (cur | prev) 18:29, June 21, 2014‎User B (wall | block)‎ . . (1,456 bytes) (-195) . . (undo)
  • (cur | prev) 18:27, June 21, 2014‎ User B (wall | block)‎ . . (1,651 bytes) (+56)‎ . .

The "revert" link appears at the top, which is the latest revision. If revert is clicked, it will revert the consecutive edits made by User A to the last version not made by User A, which is made by User B (third line). If revert is clicked, that would be where rollback would revert to.

Rollback always leaves an edit summary and normally does not allow a custom edit summary to be entered. An edit summary left by rollback looks like this:

m Reverted edits by User A (talk | block) to last version by User B

Rollback can also be used to revert one's own edit, and will again revert to the last revision not made by the target author. Rollback, however, cannot revert to a specific edit - it is always the last edit not made by the target author. Rollback cannot be used on a page with only one author, as there is nothing to revert to. Rollbacks are always marked as a minor edit.

When can Rollback be used?

Rollback can be used for the following situations:

  • To revert obvious vandalism and bad-faith edits, where the reason for reverting is obviously clear
  • To revert edits in your own user space
  • To revert your own edits (AKA self-reverting)
  • To revert edits made to fanons that you are an author of.
  • To revert widespread edits made by an inexperienced editor or malfunctioning bot that are considered to be unhelpful to the wiki but made in good faith, provided that an explanation is posted at the user's talk page.
When can Rollback not be used?

Use of rollback in other circumstances, such as to revert a good faith edit you simply disagree with, is likely to be considered misuse of the tool. When in doubt, manually revert the edit and provide an edit summary.

Roll-backers that have misused the rollback tool persistently despite multiple warnings to stop will have their rollback rights revoked. If the user is an administrator, assistant, or content moderator, they may have their administrator, assistant, or content moderator rights revoked to remove their ability to use rollback.

Chat Moderators

Chat Moderators are users who are able to carry out administrative functions in Chat such as kicking and banning disruptive users. All administrators and discussion moderators are implicitly chat moderators already. Chat Moderators have a gold star next to their name to differentiate them from users who are not chat moderators.

What can Chat Moderators do?

Chat Moderators are entrusted with tools to protect Chat from disruptive behaviour by warning, kicking and/or banning disruptive individuals. Aside from this, Chat Moderators are equal to other users of the Chat.

What can Chat Moderators not do?

Chat Moderators should not use their tools to take advantage of users or to take over the Chat. They must not ignore the needs and wants of Chat users, and they must never use their tools for personal reasons or against non-disruptive users. Chat Moderators that abuse their tools may have their status removed.

Definitions of Current Status

The table at the top of this page lists the current status of the various administrators, assistants, content moderators, discussion moderators, roll-backers, and chat moderators on this wiki. Statuses are generally set as follows:

Current Status: Meaning / criteria:
Active This user frequently contributes to this wiki on a regular basis. They may edit every day, or every few days, but will typically contribute to this wiki several times a week. Users who have not made any contributions in over a month will be tagged as "semi-active".
Semi-Active This user may not contribute to this wiki on a regular basis, but they generally contribute at least a few times each month. Their activity can be variable. Users who are tagged as "inactive" will be tagged as "semi-active" the next time they edit.
Absent This user has declared themselves to be absent from editing. Absent users may still make contributions, but will often not make any contributions for weeks at a time. Absent users who have not made any contributions in over two months will be tagged as "inactive".
Inactive This user has not made any contributions to C.Syde's Wiki in over two months. Inactive users may still respond to messages made on their talk page, but will often not make any contributions for months at a time. Users who are inactive will have "INACTIVE" next to the username of the user's user-page.

See also

References

  1. Administrators and Bureaucrats previously had this ability.

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