This page documents an Official Policy on Warriors Wiki. This page was approved via contributor consensus. All edits must be discussed on the talk page prior to a Sysop making changes.
This policy in a Nutshell
Sysops are responsible for ensuring much of the cleanup and detail work gets completed.
Sysops are entrusted with tools to ensure that this can be done.
The Administrators or Sysops of Warriors Wiki are charged with coordinating the project, cleaning and defending the Wiki all while contributing to the Wiki's primary goals. These hardworking members help to ensure that the Wiki is properly kept and always making forward progress. The current admins as of now are Appledash, SnowedLightning, and Spookycat27. Administrators are expected to perform housekeeping duties, such as deleting articles, tracking the wiki activity page, warning users of disruptive behavior, and keeping track of maintenance on the wiki. Admins are usually expected to be experienced, such deserving of their rights, and users seeking help can often turn to them if advice is needed.
Sysops are entrusted with a number of potentially destructive tools to use for the good of the Wiki. They handle many Janitorial and Administrative duties to keep the Wiki clean, organized and progressing. They work to prevent edit warring, vandalism and the like. Sysops are expected to act as shining members of the community and support and defend community consensus.
Bureaucrats are Sysops that have the additional ability to make other individuals into Sysops or Bureaucrats.
Protect/Unprotect/Edit Protected Pages
Sysops have the power to protect pages, remove protection from pages, and edit protected pages.
Sysops are expected to use this ability responsibly, only protecting pages as needed. Incidents that warrant protection are templates that could be vandalized or unintentionally damaged and effect large numbers of page, pages that are repeatedly vandalized, or in an effort to curtail an edit-war until the cause of the war can be settled.
Sysops are trusted with the power to delete or restore pages.
Pages are to be deleted in accordance with Policies and AfD Decisions. In some cases (Such as unused images with no clear application on this site, or Role Play Namespace pages created by IPs) it is appropriate for Sysops to eliminate pages without resorting to the AfD process.
Sysops have the ability to block users, and to lift bans placed on them.
Sysops should only ban users who have been causing trouble, and only after they have had a clear opportunity to correct the error of their ways. Bans should, in most cases, be short. Sysops should not use this ability to silence dissenters against their own actions, but personal attacks do not have to be tolerated (If a Sysop is being attacked by a user, it is best to leave punishment of that user in the hands of another sysop).
Bans against users should only be lifted in the case that it is decided that too long, or too severe a punishment was issued to a user.
Unending bans should be used rarely, and only in the most severe cases.
Bans should not be used for personal matters. If a Sysop has a disagreement with another user that does not involve personal attacks, that does not give them the right to ban the user.
Sysops have the power to rollback, or revert, edits, using a link found on the diff page. This is simply a faster way of undoing an edit.
This ability should be used only to quickly remove large quantities of incorrect information, or eliminate vandalism.
These pages can do things such as effect the look and information provided on system pages, and in accordance Sysops are to always edit them with the best interest of the Wiki at heart. In many cases, dramatic edits to the Namespace will be discussed on public channels to establish consensus and involve the community in dramatic changes to the site.
Edit another user's personal skin customization pages, such as their wikia.css page, unless it is to revert vandalism that could not normally be edited by regular users.
Use their powers to edit the MediaWiki namespace in any way not beneficial to the wiki.
Think that, because they are a sysop/bureaucrat, they can bend any of these or Wikia's rules.
Sysops Who Are Failing In Their Duties
In the event you feel a Sysop is failing in their duty to do what it best for the Wiki, please open an inquiry at the Discussion Area Forum that clearly outlines what you feel that Sysop is doing wrong. Other Sysops will review that inquiry, and decide of action is warranted.
Interested in joining the Warriors Wiki Staff? Click on the header of the rank you're interesting in trying for (if it's got openings) and follow the instructions to apply. Have patience and understand that the application process can be long.