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Hi i'm Piff .Administrators are the higher-ups on a wikia, with the ability to block users, delete pages, and enforce criteria. If there's an issue with a user, page, or anything that just doesn't seem right, come talk to them.









Administrators are editors who are trusted with access to certain restricted technical features on a particular wiki.


Step by Step Edit

How do you become an admin? Every founder of a wiki is automatically granted admin access on the wiki they founded, in addition to bureaucrat status. Other users may also be granted admin access by a bureaucrat. This usually includes the founder unless they voluntarily remove their bureaucrat status, have it removed via automatic wiki adoption, or if a staff member removes it.


Admin tools Edit

Chat

  • Admins are automatically Chat Moderators.
  • Chat moderators have the ability to kick other users from the chat. This can be done either from their Contributions page or through the main chat.
  • To identify a chat moderator, a star will be next to the name in the rail.

Deleting a page

  • Click the down arrow on the "Edit This Page" button to activate the drop down menu. Select "Delete".
  • You will see a page with a menu of preset "reasons" for deletion, a box to enter any additional reasons for deletion, and the option to follow the page if you wish to know if anybody tries to recreate it. Fill in the deletion reason and click the "delete" button
  • If something looks like a candidate for speedy deletion but has a page history, you must check the history before deleting it. The revision you are looking at could be just a vandalized version of a real article. After you have deleted it, check if it has a talk page and delete this too. If the page is being deleted because it should not exist, check that nothing links to it to prevent it being created again. If the page was listed on a requests for deletion page, follow the relevant guidelines on your wiki, which may include archiving the deletion discussion.


Deleting an image


  • To delete an individual revision, first click on the actual image, then click the delete link next to that revision in the file history on the image description page.
  • You cannot delete the most recent one without deleting all older copies as well, and also deleting the image description page.
  • However, you can selectively delete a single older copy of an image.
  • To delete all versions of an image, you can select the "delete all" option in the file history, or delete the image description page in the same way you would delete an article.
  • After clicking Delete all revisions of this image, you will see a confirmation screen similar to that used for page deletion and the deletion will be logged at Special:Log/delete.

Undeletion

  • Pages and images can be undeleted using Special:Undelete.
  • Look at each revision separately, and choose whether to undelete all revisions (the default) or selected ones.
  • Click the restore button which appears on the confirmation page.
  • If you do not undelete all revisions, the log will record how many you did restore.
  • If a page already exists but you want to undelete previous revisions of it, go to the page history.
  • Click to view/restore the deleted versions,
  • Click the restore button once you have chosen what you wish to undelete

Merging page histories

Merging page histories is a means of fixing cut and paste moves in order to maintain a complete edit history. Note: This action can be reversed, but doing so may take a long time, especially when the page has a long history.

  • First delete the page at the correct title.
  • Move the second page to the deleted page title, using the "Move" option in the edit menu.
  • Open the history on the page, and undelete the content you deleted in the first step.


Protection and unprotection

  • To protect a page, click the small arrow on the edit button to activate the dropdown menu.
  • Choose protect. If the menu only has an unprotect option, the page is already protected; you can click that link to change the protection level.
  • You will be brought to a screen where you can set the protection for editing and for moving the page.
  • Choose the protection level you need.
  • There is also an option for cascade protection, which fully protects all templates, page transclusions and images used on that page. This checkbox should generally be left unchecked.
  • Enter a length of time for the protection to last
  • Enter a reason for the protection change.
  • Click "Confirm"; the page will be protected.
  • Unprotecting a page works in exactly the same way, only you will click the unprotect link.
  • You can protect an image or other file from the file description page.
  • Both the description page and the image are protected.


Blocking

  • For IPs and logged in users you can click the block link in recent changes, the block link in contributions, or go to Special:Blockip.
  • Fill in the username (if needed).
  • Add the reason for the block in the last field. This reason should explain to the user why they are blocked.
  • Select or deselect the additional block options
  • Click the block this user button.
  • This will be logged at Special:Log/block and the user will appear in the list of blocked IP addresses and usernames until the block expires.
  • Links in the block log or Special:BlockList allow you to unblock or change the block if an error is made.

Reverting undesirable edits

  • Any user can revert a page using the "Undo" option in the page history. Use the edit summary to explain why the edit is being undone.
  • Administrators and users with rollback status can also revert the edits of one user and restore the page to the last version by the previous author.
  • Click rollback on the page history, the user contribution list, or on the diff page.
  • Reversions are given the automatic edit summary Reverted edits by X to last version by Y.
  • Because rollbacks skip the step of adding a custom edit summary, they should be used for obvious vandalism only.

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

Administrator abilities Edit

These additional functions are:

  • 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. Pages can also be protected so that new and anonymous editors cannot edit them.
  • Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
  • Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.
  • Renaming files

A bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki. Bureaucrats are selected from the pool of administrators by other bureaucrats.

Most Wikia staff members have full access to all Wikia (except techs). They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Please see the Central Wiki contact page for details on how to contact Wikia staff.

What can administrators not do? Edit

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

Becoming an administrator Edit

In order to become an administrator on PopPixies Wiki, a user must be a long-term, frequent, and competent contributor to the Pop Pixies Wiki meeting the following minimum criteria:

  • Be active for at least 6 months.
  • Have at least 500 edits, a majority in the main namespace not blog or talk page comments. (see Special:Editcount, User contributions)
  • User must be an active member of the community.

In addition, the user must:

  • Follow and work to implement the Wiki policies, including Vandalism and the Manual of Style .
  • Contribute to articles using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Understand the difference between vandalism and bad faith edits.
  • Demonstrate patience with new users and be willing to help point them in the right direction.
  • Be active in the community: communicate with other users through talk pages, IRC, email and/or vote frequently.

Candidates should be nominated based on the quality of their edits and their interaction with other users. It is not necessary that the user create a large number of new pages or major edits per week, but rather that they are actively making the wiki a better place. Nominations for members who are obviously new and/or unqualified may be rejected before the voting cycle is completed.


Founder Edit

The "founder" of a wiki, the person who first requested it, is given administrator access automatically. Founders are also given bureaucrat access so they can make any other user on their wiki an administrator or bureaucrat.

The PopPixie Wiki was created in April 2 2013 by JECZKIE13. Since he had not made any edits in nearly 3 years, bureaucrat status was removed in February 2011.

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