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.
As a good sized wiki with a large community and a sizeable amount of articles, it is only reasonable that the Camp Lakebottom Wiki would have an administration. Like all administration, it consists of devoted members who have proven themselves to be of high quality and devotion to the site. These users work with the standard users and members to make the Camp Lakebottom Wiki totally spooky!
These additional functions include:
- 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 or autoconfirmed status.
- Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
- Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.
A bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki.
Bureaucrats can also give users the ability to "rollback" edits not made in good faith.
The maintenance force are users granted administration rights for the purpose of categorization and organization. They rank below ordinary administrators but have the exact abilities as them. The job of the maintenance force it to administer the reports in the "Maintenance reports" section of the Special pages page.
Who are this wiki's administrators?Edit
Since June 14, 2013
Since June 25, 2013
Since June 24, 2013
How do I use administrator powers?Edit
See Help:Administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.
Becoming an administratorEdit
Not everyone can become an admin. Please understand that this wiki only needs enough admins at any given time to handle basic administrative tasks such as deleting articles and blocking disruptive users.
Users wishing to become an admin should meet all of the following requirements:
- Must have a large number of quality main name space edits and have been active on Camp Lakebottom Wiki for a significant period of time.
- Must have permission from at least two bureaucrats.
Users wishing to become an admin should show these characteristics:
- Dedication and loyalty to the wiki. They should make positive contributions to the wiki and should be regularly active.
- Technical skills and knowledge of MediaWiki and the Camp Lakebottom Wiki. They should know how to delete and protect pages, block members, and monitor edits on the wiki.
- Knowledge of happenings and events on the wiki. One should understand and practice the policies of the wiki and how to approach different situations based upon how the Camp Lakebottom Wiki works.
- Respectful and intelligent personality. One should respect others and their rights while also using their abilities to be helpful and not harmful. One should not abuse their powers or take advantage of non-admins simply because of their status. They should be kind but also stern, willing to block users and do so strictly out of penalties for violating the rules, not personal feelings.
If one has these traits, they merely have to request the position from one of the bureaucrats. If two or more bureaucrats approve, then the person can become an administrator.
For becoming a bureaucrat, it takes much experience and devotion as well as an admin position. If one wishes to become a bureaucrat, please consult the bureaucrats above. One must be granted permission from at least three bureaucrats before requesting for the promotion.
Do take into account that an admin or bureaucrat who is inactive for at least a year without notice can be stripped of his or her rights.
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.