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.
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
- Rollbacking (reverting) undesirable edits.
- Editing the User interface by changing system messages and skins.
A bureaucrat has the same tools that the administrators have, plus a few extras. The main one being, they can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators (only on wikis that they are bureaucrats on).
Bureaucrats can also give users the ability to "rollback" edits not made in good faith.
The Tekkit Wiki administrators
These admins have recently edited The Tekkit Wiki, making them active.
- (bureaucrat, sysop)
- (bureaucrat, sysop)
These admins have not edited The Tekkit Wiki for long periods of time, making them inactive.
- (bureaucrat, sysop, founder)
These users are not administrators on the wiki, but they have ability to kick and ban users in Special:Chat.
These users have the ability to "roll back" edits not made in good faith.
Becoming an administrator
For you to become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one. You can apply at Requests for adminship. If there are no active bureaucrats, use the requests for adminship page to nominate users to become admins or bureaucrats. Once a community decision has been reached (if there is no active community to debate the decision, please leave a message at the wiki adoption requests page and Wikia Staff can provide the rights}. If you just want to assist in reverting vandalism, you can apply for the rollback position at Requests for rollback.
What administrators should 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.