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 are:
- 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.
- 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 grant and revoke rollback and administrative powers on their own Wiki. Bureaucrats can also make other users into bureaucrats on their own wiki, but cannot revoke bureaucrat status, contact the Wikia Staff if you need that done.
Who are this wiki's administrators?
The "founder" of a wiki, the person who first requested it, is given administrator access automatically. Founders are also given bureaucrat access so they can make any other user on their wiki an administrator or bureaucrat. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see Special:ListUsers/sysop.
|Yoponot||Active||June 3, 2014||Sysop/Bureaucrat|
|Blue Ninjakoopa||Inactive||September 21, 2008||Bureaucrat|
|Bullet Francisco||Inactive||November 6, 2011||Sysop|
|HavocReaper48||Inactive||February 2, 2010||Sysop/Bureaucrat|
|Mr. Anon||Inactive||June 21, 2011||Bureaucrat|
|RustyPete12||Inactive||January 27, 2011||Sysop/Bureaucrat|
|The Forgotten Beast||Inactive||June 17, 2008||Bureaucrat|
|Wiki443556||Inactive||May 25, 2008||Founder, Bureaucrat|
How do I use administrator powers?
See the administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.
Becoming an administrator
Users can request adminship at Donkey Kong Wiki:Requests for User Rights
If there are no active bureaucrats and you wish to become an administrator, please contact the community staff on the Central Wikia.
What can administrators 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. 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.