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The vote below determines support for the proposal discussed here. Gaining approval, the following will be reflected in the user rights request policy. Thank you for your time in voting on the following. -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 20:58, 27 January 2022 (UTC)


This proposal seeks to add a new user rights role entitled technical moderator. This role is intended to run parallel with content moderator as an edit-focused staff member, the scope of which comprises of technical aspects of the wiki as opposed to the content within the articles.

Those who are proficient with MediaWiki, CSS/JS, and advanced template functions cannot function autonomously as these namespaces are protected by default. Historically, has been implemented on our wiki on a temporary case by case basis and this proposal moves to create a designated role among existing user rights distinctions.


Serving to bridge the gap between content moderator and administrator, this proposal aims to provide technical moderators access to sysop-level tools without expectations of serving in the same capacity as an administrator. Use of tools outside of the intended scope, such as placing user blocks, will not be expected or allowed. With the exception of access to MediaWiki level articles, the role will function parallel to content moderators both wiki side and in Discord.


Proposal overview
Name Activity Contribution Endorsement Competency Service Additional
Technical moderator
  • Continuous active editing on this wiki for at least two months.
  • 2500 edits
  • Secured an endorsement from at least one active bureaucrat, administrator, or content moderator.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced editing tools, MediaWiki, CSS/JS, extensions, and substantial experience utilizing templates.
  • Must be able to instruct and direct users on how to accomplish basic edits and vote on forum posts.
  • Have held the position of patroller for a minimum of one month.


The role will benefit our wiki by offering tools to our most technically proficient users, empowering those with technical expertise to troubleshoot and implement fixes proactively, assist with requests and technical inquiries, as well as act as a liaison, engaging with Fandom and our wiki representative regarding potential issues and solutions. It will be ideal for those who have the technical capabilities and enthusiasm for improving the wiki behind the scenes, but who do not wish to serve in an administrative capacity. Thank you for reviewing this proposal regarding this new role and feel free to cast your vote below.



  1. Yes -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 21:55, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
  2. Yes Rubbinmahbelly (talk) 22:31, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
  3. Yes This is going to make things so much easier for those of us who have to bug admins/crats to make changes to the css/js files since we don't have access. Not to say that we are annoying, but I can TOTALLY get annoying about it XD. -Eckserah User Eckserah.png Head Dataminer 23:12, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
  4. Yes The Appalachian Mandalorian insignia.png 08:59, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  5. Yes Under the premise that the tools actually get used. –FindabairMini-JSPnP Logo.pngThe benefit of the doubt is often doubtful. 10:15, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  6. Yes Aok plan my dood bow burger box Burger box.png 00:32, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  7. Yes shore JustDoggo2 ImTheWarden.png The Warden of the Escapists Wiki 01:42, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  8. Yes LovinglyGaslight (talk) 22:52, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  9. Yes -SeriousHex Having someone who knows their stuff to help troubleshoot things, yes please.
  10. Yes Agent c (talk) 23:13, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  11. Yes ---bleep196- (talk) 00:53, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  12. Yes Scribe-Howard (waster_93) (talk) FO76 vaultboy transparent face.png 23:37, 30 January 2022 (UTC) - This is a common sense split, especially as our toolbox keeps expanding.
  13. Yes Sounds good to me boss -Dare Rodeo IX 06:45, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  14. Yes Gilpo1 (talk) 15:09, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  15. Yes The Dyre Wolf (talk) 15:40, 31 January 2022 (UTC)




This vote passes and will move to implementation. -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 09:13, 5 February 2022 (UTC)

Policy vote forum overview
PolicyAdministrators and Moderators
Amendment 1Dsicussion moderator block rights · Discussion · Vote · 16 June 2016 · 12-7
Amendment 2Content moderator · Vote · 22 November 2017 · 12-4-0
Amendment 3Technical moderator role · Discussion · Vote · 2 February 2022 · 15-0-0
Related topicsAdministration policy · User rights requests