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 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.
Who are this wiki's administrators? 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. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see Special:Listusers/sysop.
If any of our current Administrators become inactive for a month, their rights will be taken away. Misuse of the Admin rights will result in a block as well as having the rights taken away.
|Antinotimin||Temporarily inactive||April 13, 2012||sysop|
|ChaosVoid||Temporarily inactive||November 10, 2012||sysop|
|Leviathan657||Active||November 16, 2011||bureaucrat, sysop|
|CrimsonGaze14||Active||September 29, 2013||sysop|
|Atesha||Inactive||June 5, 2009||bureaucrat, sysop|
|BeeboiXD||Inactive||July 6, 2012||sysop|
|Gold Star||Inactive||November 27, 2010||bureaucrat, sysop|
Becoming an administrator Edit
On the Pandora Hearts Wiki, there are some requirements a user must meet:
- Edit count over 2,000
- Proficiency in editing (familiar with links, headings, tables, codes etc.)
- At least active trice a week
- Must be able to type and use proper English
- Friendly approach to other users
- Respect and obey the Wikis Policy
- Activity of 6 months on the Wiki
If eventually a capable team of admins is founded, a general discussion about another user applying for administrator rights will always be held. Final approval always goes through the bureaucrat of the Wiki, this being Leviathan657.
Admin powers can be given temporarily to a user under special requirements, for example when that user offers to help with the Wiki's theme, or to help with Wiki vandalism.
What shouldn't administrators 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 wiki community.