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Discussion Moderator
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Content Moderator
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Assistant
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Sysop
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For more information about user access levels, see this page. For a wiki-table of the individual wiki editing tools and the associated user groups, see this page. For a wiki-table of the individual wiki editing tools without the associated user groups, see this page. For a complete description of all the individual wiki editing tools for all user groups on the wiki, see this page.

User Rights refers to special privileges and tools given to experienced and helpful members of C.Syde's Wiki. These privileges are generally tiered, with acquisition and proper use of lower rights required for obtaining higher rights. These tiers are:

Unregistered Users

Unregistered users are more than welcome to read articles on this wiki, however they cannot actively contribute here. If any users are wanting to leave messages on user talk pages, add comments to blogs, and participate in community discussions and voting discussions, they must join wikia for a free account, or sign in if they are already registered.

These rules have taken effect as of 1st August 2015. Before this date, unregistered users were allowed to leave messages on user talk pages, add comments to blogs, and participate in community discussions and voting discussions. So you may see unregistered contributions on pages. The proposal and discussion can be found here.

Before the 7th May 2015, unregistered users were only allowed to leave messages on user talk pages, and add comments to blog posts. The proposal and discussion to lower the restriction of anonymous edits can be found here.

Registered Users

In addition to the rights previously extended to unregistered users, registered users are allowed to edit all pages on the wiki, except those that are locked for administrators, assistants, and content moderators only. Generally only templates and pages that are important to the function of the wiki are fully protected, but some pages that have been created by and are owned by a specific member of the administration team may be semi-protected or fully protected by the administrator, assistant, or content moderator in question.

Most of the pages on C.Syde's Wiki have been semi-protected or fully protected, so a registered user may need to ask a member of the administration team, usually the user who founded the wiki, to unprotect the page so they can edit it. Generally pages that are semi-protected will be unprotected upon request, but if a page is fully protected, there is a possibility that the user's unprotection request may not be taken into consideration.

Registered Users are allowed to participate in all discussions, except those that have been reserved for administrators, assistants, and content moderators only. In order to become a registered user, unregistered users must register with Wikia and begin editing at C.Syde's Wiki.

Auto-confirmed Users

In addition to the rights extended to all registered users, auto-confirmed users have editing access to all pages that are semi-protected. To become an auto-confirmed user, a registered user must have made a minimum of 10 contributions in total across all wikia, and a minimum of four days have passed since the user's account was created. So in practice almost all registered users have auto-confirmed status across all wikia anyway. Auto-confirmed users don't have to go through a captcha when inserting an external link to a page, blanking a page, or creating a new account. They can also upload multiple images at once.

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. Despite their lack of additional editing tools outside the chat room, they (along with roll-backers, and discussion moderators) are considered to be the middle ground between regular users and admins. Requests for Chat Moderator rights are made here.

Roll-backers

Roll-backers are a group of more experienced wiki editors. In addition to the privileges extended to regular users, Roll-backers are able to quickly and easily revert vandalism by other users, by use of the Rollback tool, and issue warnings to other users if necessary. Rollback rights are given out only when requested, and only if the user is not found to have a history of bad faith edits on other wikis. A history of strong contributions and anti-vandalism on other wikis is beneficial but not compulsory for Rollback candidates. Despite their lack of additional editing tools, they (along with chat moderators, and discussion moderators) are considered to be the middle ground between regular users and admins. Requests for Rollback rights are made here.

Discussion Moderators

Discussion Moderators are users who have additional tools available to manage conversations in various features, such as the Forum and Message Wall 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. Discussion Moderators (along with chat moderators and roll-backers) are considered to be the middle ground between regular users and admins. Requests for Discussion Moderator rights are made here.

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

The Discussion Moderator user group is a new user group that was officially released across wikia on the 21st January 2015. Before this date, the user group officially did not exist.

Content Moderators

Content Moderators are a group of frequent and experienced contributors to the wiki. In addition to the privileges extended to regular users, and roll-backers, Content Moderators are able to ensure the functions of the wiki through vandalism prevention, and issuing warnings to users if necessary. Content Moderators are able to initiate and end formal votes or drives for consensus. Content Moderator rights can be requested here.

While it is not compulsory to be granted discussion moderator rights, it is strongly recommended, since Content Moderators do not have implicitly have Discussion Moderator rights by default, although they do automatically have Rollback rights. It is also recommended for users to apply for content moderator-ship before applying for administrator-ship, since users that have already obtained content moderator rights are more likely to be granted administrator rights, since the jump from content moderator to administrator is smaller than the jump from chat moderator, rollback, and/or discussion moderator to administrator.

The Content Moderator user group is a new user group that was officially released across wikia on the 14th January 2016. Before this date, the user group officially did not exist.

Assistants

Assistants are a group of frequent and experienced contributors to the wiki. In addition to the privileges extended to regular users, and roll-backers, Assistants are able to ensure the functions of the wiki through vandalism prevention, and issuing warnings to users if necessary. Assistants are able to initiate and end formal votes or drives for consensus. Assistant rights can be requested here. More information on Assistants can be found here.

While it is not compulsory to be granted discussion moderator rights, it is strongly recommended, since Assistants do not have implicitly have Discussion Moderator rights by default, although they do automatically have Rollback rights. It is also recommended for users to apply for assistant-ship before applying for administrator-ship, since users that have already obtained assistant rights are more likely to be granted administrator rights, since the jump from assistant to administrator is smaller than the jump from chat moderator, rollback, and/or discussion moderator to administrator.

The Assistant user group is a new user group that was officially released on the Enyclopedia SpongeBobia on the 20th February 2015, and C.Syde's Wiki on the 30th April 2015. Before those dates, the user group did not exist.

Administrators

Administrators are very frequent and experienced contributors to the wiki. They are entrusted with ensuring the function of the wiki through vandalism prevention, issuing blocks and warnings to users if necessary. Administrators are able to initiate and end formal votes or drives for consensus, and are able to edit pages, such as MediaWiki pages, that affect the functions of the wiki itself. Administrators can also grant and revoke Chat moderator, and Discussion moderator rights. Chat Moderator, Rollback, Discussion Moderator, Content Moderator, and / or Assistant rights are a prerequisite for Administrative rights. Administrative rights can be requested here.

Bureaucrats

Bureaucrats are among the most active, experienced and trusted wiki editors. Bureaucrats are able to grant and revoke Rollback, Content Moderator, Assistant and Administrator rights, and issue blocks and warnings to users if necessary. However they cannot grant and revoke Chat Moderator and Discussion Moderator rights, or edit pages that affect the functions of the wiki, without Administrator rights. On most wikis, administrative rights are a prerequisite for Bureaucrat rights, so in practice Bureaucrats are almost always Administrators anyway.
However users cannot apply for bureaucrat-ship on C.Syde's wiki, since the position of bureaucrat-ship on this wiki is strictly limited to C.Syde as the user who founded this 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.


It is important to keep in mind that all users, from regular users to bureaucrats, can be good and constructive editors to the wiki. In short, no user is better than another, and the opinions and ideas of all users will be given equal weight.

My request for new rights was turned down

If you applied for Chat Moderator, Roll-backer, Discussion Moderator, Content Moderator, Assistant or Administrator rights but were denied, it may be for a number of reasons.

Not have those rights on a "large scale" wiki.

You may need to receive those rights on a large scale wiki, before you can be trusted to obtain them on C.Syde's Wiki.

Don't have prerequisites

In order to apply for Administrator-ship, you must have either chat moderator, rollback, discussion moderator, content moderator, or assistant rights. Be sure to obtain lower-tiered rights before applying for higher-tiered ones.

Inexperience

Holders of special rights are expected to understand how to edit the wiki on a more advanced level than a new user. Users who do not demonstrate an improved editing ability may find attaining new rights difficult. Learning how to edit the wiki has multiple additional benefits, above and beyond getting certain rights, so taking the initiative to learn is a definitely a good idea.

You were recently denied

Patience is a virtue. As such, if you recently applied for a position and were turned down, it is best to wait awhile before re-applying. Applying too often may be taken as a sign that you are too ambitious and not prepared for the responsibilities of the position you're applying for, and might make you less likely to get the position.

You were placed on editing restriction or probation

Users who are currently placed on editing restriction, or probation, are ineligible to obtain user rights.


It is important to keep in mind that all users can grow into strong contributors, even those who do not have chat moderator, rollback, discussion moderator, content moderator, assistant, administrator or bureaucrat rights. You do not need to be an administrator to be an important part of the wiki.

How to Request

Requests for Rollback, Content Moderator, Assistant and Administrator-ship are reviewed by me (C.Syde65) without much input from others.

I am usually the one who ends up reviewing requests for Chat Moderator, or Discussion Moderator-ship, but they can be reviewed, accepted, or declined by any administrator.

It is largely my discretion whether or not you are ready to be made a Rollback, Content Moderator, Assistant or Administrator; some possible reasons for being turned down are listed above.

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