Template:Policies guide

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.


Administrators have the additional functions of:

  • 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.

Wikia staff members have full access to all Wikia. They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Please use Special:Contact to contact Wikia staff.

Current administratorsEdit

Administrator name Signature prototype Promotion date Current status
Bells ][Talk|Contributions ღ| ] May 3, 2013

Becoming an administratorEdit

In order to nominate yourself in an Administrator Election, you must meet some, if not all, of the requirements listed below.

Administrators should preferably:

  • have at least 500 edits
  • have been active for at least 6 months (although we prefer longer)
  • be up to date with royal watching
  • have knowledge of .css, .js and other coding methods
  • be a well respected member of the Royalty Wiki community
  • be sensitive to others' feelings
  • be willing to listen to the community's opinions and feelings
  • be willing to make all decisions with the community's approval

Once you've met the requirements above, you can nominate yourself in an Administrator Election. These take place few and far between, so be patient. You can make a difference on the wiki even without the special abilities administrator's hold.

The user the bureaucrats choose to promote does not always win by the number of votes from the community. When deciding the winner, administrators take into account the number of votes the user has received and if the administrators think they are a suitable candidate. Although the winner is not usually the person who receives the least amount of votes, they are always in with a chance.

What can administrators not doEdit

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.

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