Administrators are volunteers who help maintain the Ravenswood Wiki. You'll often find them in blog, forum, and wall discussions, as well as in Chat. Administrators and chat moderators are appointed by a bureaucrat as needed. Please contact one if you need any help!
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.
Who are this wiki's administrators?:
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.
Administrators & Bureaucrats:
|Adoptive Father, Main Bureaucrat, and Administrator of this Wiki.|
I enjoy Once Upon a Time, Pretty Little Liars, Orphan Black and others.
My speciality is editing and I'm active daily.
Joined: April 3, 2013
|Bureaucrat and Administrator. I ship Taleb on Pretty Little Liars.|
I'm a great admin here, so feel free to contact me!
Joined: May 19, 2013
|I'm the latest promoted Admin and Bureaucrat. I enjoy The Vampire|
Diaries, Arrow and Nikita. I'm really nice and do a great job here.
Joined: May 19, 2013
How do I use administrator powers?:
See Help:Administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.
Becoming an administrator
For you to become an administrator, you must dedicate alot of time to the wiki, and work hard on it. If you do your job well, one of the bureaucrats will promote you and give you admin rights.
If there are no active bureaucrats and you wish to become an administrator or adopt the wiki, please contact the community staff. If there are other active editors but no active bureaucrats/admins, you should first discuss with them on who should become an admin, whether it be one of you, or all of you.
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 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.