Fallout Wiki:Administrators and moderators

For the rules which govern administrative actions on the Fallout Wiki, see Fallout Wiki:Administration policy.
For Discord chat rules, see Fallout Wiki:Chat.
User rights resources

There are seven kinds of users with access to additional tools on Nukapedia - interwiki users, chat moderators, patrollers, discussion/thread moderators, content moderators, administrators/system operators (sysop) and bureaucrats.

Descriptions

  • Patrollers have the ability to roll back edits with one click and mark edits as patrolled.
  • Interwiki users mainly or only add interwiki links. To avoid unnecessarily clogging of the patrol log, their edits are automatically patrolled.
  • Chat moderators have the ability to ban users from Discord.
  • Discussion/thread moderators have the ability to remove posts on the discussions board. Some also have chat moderation and patroller duties.
  • Content moderators have access to the same tools as a patroller, and in addition can protect/delete articles and delete/rename files.
  • Administrators/system operators have access to the same tools as a moderator, and in addition can delete pages, protect pages, and ban users from the wiki.
  • Bureaucrats have access to the same tools as an administrator/system operator, and in addition can grant and revoke administrative rights.

For details, please see: User rights levels

Current rights users

Inactive users

Inactive users
Inactive Discussions Moderators
ArthurMaxson
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CollinTheCourier
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JBour53
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Morrigan101
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ModKate
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Overseer X
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SSJ3 Rusticus
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T234LovelyCassie
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Inactive Patrollers
Abstractacas
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Alfwyn
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Avdexg
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Breakin'Benny
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Dango39
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Digital Utopia
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Eden2012
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FFIX
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Kastera1000-fduser
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Kennyannydenny
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OfficialLolGuy
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Rebel427
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SierraX
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Xernoc
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Former rights-holders

User rights requests

Please note that the additional user rights are not a reward for good contributions nor a promotion to have more authority than other users. Simply put, a special rights user is a user who is being trusted with access to certain technical features to aid in article or community maintenance.

Not everybody who meets the requirements will automatically become a special rights user, they are appointed on a per-need basis.

Requirements

The minimum requirements for becoming a chat moderator are:

  • You must understand the basics of editing, and be able to teach others how to accomplish basic edits.
    • You must be able to instruct and direct Discord users on how to vote and comment on forum posts as necessary.
  • You've created 5000 posts within any of the channels within Discord.
    • You've displayed mastery of Discord's interface and tools through interactions with others.
  • You have been endorsed by at least one active administrator or chat moderator (see Making the request below).
  • You have been continuously active at this wiki, and in this wiki’s chat, for at least two months.
  • You have not been site-blocked or chat-banned for a period of at least three months.
  • If you have been previously appointed patroller, you have held patroller rights for a minimum of two months.

To be given the discussions moderator toolset for use on the discussion forums, a user must meet the following requirements.

  • You must have made 2500 discussions posts.
    • You must display complete mastery of all discussions functions.
  • You must understand the basics of editing, and be able to teach others how to accomplish basic edits.
    • You must be able to instruct /d users on how to vote and comment on forum posts as necessary.
  • Be active on the Discussion Boards for a period of at least 2 months.
  • Have an endorsement from an active discussion moderator, administrator, or bureaucrat confirming that the user is a regular user of the boards, and has a record of good behavior.
  • Any ban blocks the user from applying for this role for a period of 3 months following the end of the ban.
  • If you have been appointed to another position previously, you must have held it for at least 2 months.
  • You must not hold the position of content moderator.

The minimum requirements for becoming a patroller are:

  • You've made at least 500 edits in the article, category, module, or template namespace (i.e. talk page, blog and forum contributions do not count).
  • You have been continuously active at this wiki for at least one month.
  • If you have been previously elected chat moderator, you have held the position of chat moderator for a minimum of two months.
  • You have displayed a thorough understanding of and mastery of the basic editing tools.
    • This includes the ability to help other users who may have questions in regards to editing.

The minimum requirements for becoming an interwiki user are:

  • You've continuously added interwiki links for at least one month.
  • Your edits are never or rarely something other than adding interwiki links.

The minimum requirements for becoming a content moderator are:

  • You have made at least 2000 edits in the article, category, module or template namespace (i.e. talk page, blog and forum contributions do not count).
    • You display a thorough mastery of basic and advanced editing tools, as well as substantial experience utilizing templates.
    • You must be able and/or willing to answer editing questions if brought forward.
  • You have been continuously active at this wiki for at least three months.
  • You have not made a failed content moderator request in the past two months. This does not include requests which were closed because you did not meet the formal requirements.
  • You have held the position of patroller for a minimum of two months.
  • You have not been site-blocked or chat-banned for a period of at least three months.
  • You do not currently hold discussions moderator rights.
    • Individuals holding discussions moderator rights that are seeking content moderator rights should apply for administrator given the overlap between the rights groups permissions.

The minimum requirements for becoming an administrator are:

  • You have made at least 2000 edits in the article, category, module or template namespace (i.e. talk page, blog and forum contributions do not count).
  • You have been continuously active at this wiki for at least three months.
  • You have not made a failed administrator request in the past two months. This does not include requests which were closed because you did not meet the formal requirements.
  • You have held the position of patroller for a minimum of two months.
  • You have not been site-blocked or chat-banned for a period of at least three months.

The minimum requirements for becoming a bureaucrat are:

  • Having previously held the position of administrator for no less than a year.
  • Having displayed an acute understanding of all facets of editing, all functions of the discussions board, and all aspects of the Discord server and the community.
  • Having displayed exemplary leadership skills and astute understanding of their role as an administrator.
  • Possession of administrator rights at the time of application.
  • In the event that there are one (1) or fewer active bureaucrats, the community or active staff may elevate one or more users they feel will successfully carry out the role of bureaucrat, regardless of whether they currently meet the base requirements.

Making the request

If you meet the requirements above and want to become an administrator, content, chat or discussions moderator, then you need to start a thread in Forum:Wiki proposals and applications titled Chat Moderator Request – [your username] or Adminship Request - [your username]. In this thread, you should describe why you would like to become a moderator or admin and what your major contributions have been thus far.

For the position of discussions moderator or chat moderator, you also need – in addition to the edit (chat only) and activity requirement – an endorsement from an active administrator or chat moderator. This is as simple as having one of the aforementioned users openly support your prospect of applying and signing your application when it’s posted on the forum. An unsigned application for chat moderator will not be passed.

When your application has been posted, Nukapedia's community will be able to discuss whether or not you should be made moderator or admin over a timespan of at least one week (or more in case of controversy). All users who take part in any formal wiki vote are encouraged to post an at-least-basic rationale explaining why their vote was cast the way it is. In addition, administrators reserve the right to require voters' rationales for voting on certain polls, if and only if they feel a necessity. The final decision will be up to the bureaucrat(s) after the community has had its say.

In contrast to the other role requests, patroller rights do not require a community vote. If you wish to apply for patroller, and you meet the requirements, just write an application and leave it on a bureaucrat's or active admin's talk page (an admin granting the rights must backed by another admin/bc). They will then decide whether you have earned patroller rights or not. Bureaucrats are also allowed to give out patroller rights based on their own judgment and without users having to ask for them.

Voting eligibility

Requirements for those wishing to vote for the request are as followed:

  • Users must have a registered account
  • Users must have made at least one edit or discussions post prior to the start of the vote