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This page lists information on the various different Staff Positions defined on the Death Battle Fanon Wiki.

Ranks are placed from low to high. Exceptions on these requirements are doable depending on the context.

This will not affect users that already have any of these rights.

If you feel eligible to be promoted to any of these ranks, go here.

Terminology

  • Main Content Area = Articles.
  • Compulsory Requirements = Requirements that must be met for users to be even considered for a position
  • Optional Requirements = Requirements that aren’t compulsory but can make it more likely than you are chosen over another candidate if you have met some of them

Rollback

On most FANDOM wikis, Rollbacks are vandalism helpers with only one extra tool, that being the Rollback tool. On the Death Battle Fanon Wiki, however, Rollbacks are far more salient, having more responsibilities and, through the power of JavaScript, access to additional tools that "normal" users cannot, and may not, use. Rollbacks on this wiki are tasked not only with dealing with excessive vandalism, but also with providing maintenance towards categories, file / page / category names and template types.

Abilities:

  • The Rollback tool, which allows them to quickly revert all consecutive edits by the same user.
  • The Ajax Undo, which lets them undo edits in one click without leaving the page.
  • The ability to update or shift categories from, to or between dozens to hundreds of pages at once using MassCategorization.
  • The ability to instantly rename a page without leaving the page. (Ajax Rename)
  • Automatically updating all links to a certain page, file or category after renaming it.
  • Instantly creating redirects without leaving the page they're on (AjaxRedirect)
  • Access to a modal on category pages to remotely add pages to them, without the need to browse to those pages manually.
  • Access to a modal on articles to instantly insert templates into them, without the need to open the editor.
  • Instantly changing an article's display name (e.g. without renaming it) through {{DISPLAYTITLE:}} by clicking the page title.
  • Bulk-override of template types
  • Uploading multiple files at once
  • Using MassRenameRevert.
  • Instantly marking pages for deletion. Content Moderators and Administrators do not have this tool, as they can simply delete pages instead.

Responsibilities:

  • Enforcing all rules and guidelines related to pages and the Blacklist
  • Reverting vandalism on pages using the Rollback feature
  • Adding appropriate categories to pages
  • Cleaning up unorganised character pages and adding character info and images to said pages if they wish

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 1,250 edits of which the majority must be in the main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 3 months
  • Must’ve repeatedly made edits that relate to cleaning up pages (ex. adding relevant categories to pages and adding character info and images to character pages)
  • Must’ve gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for least 4 months before you try and apply for the position)

Optional Requirements:

  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least thrice
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least twice to point a user on their misbehaviour
  • May have made efforts to assist users and socialize with them
  • May have reported inappropriate pages and edits that violate all rules regarding pages to the Rule Violation Report at least periodically

Content Moderator

Abilities:

  • Deleting and moving protected pages
  • Deleting and moving files
  • Undeleting pages and files
  • All Rollback abilities
  • Re-upload files
  • Protecting and unprotecting pages
  • Patrolling pages if the community has the RecentChanges patrol feature enabled

Responsibilities:

  • Enforcing all rules and guidelines related to pages and the Blacklist.
  • Deleting any pages in serious violation of said rules or the Blacklist and giving out Notices for minor violations of said rules and Warnings for repeated or more serious violations of them.
  • Deleting inappropriate images
  • Adding appropriate categories to pages
  • Cleaning up unorganised character pages and adding character info and images to said pages if they wish

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 1,750 edits of which the majority must be in the main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 6 months
  • Must’ve repeatedly made edits that relate to cleaning up pages (ex. adding relevant categories to pages and adding character info and images to character pages)
  • Must’ve gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for least 4 months before you try and apply for the position)

Optional Requirements:

  • May have done expectionally well in a previous staff position
  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least five times
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least four times to point a user on their misbehaviour
  • May have made efforts to assist users and socialize with them
  • May have reported inappropriate pages and edits that violate all rules regarding pages to the Rule Violation Report at least periodically

Admin

Also known fully as the Administrator and sometimes referred to as a System Operator or Sysop.

Abilities:

  • All Content Moderator abilities
  • All Discussions Moderator abilities
  • The power to edit whitelisted MediaWiki pages
    • The ability to edit code pages (.css, .js)
  • Using the Theme Designer
  • Setting Wiki Features
  • Blocking and unblocking users
  • Granting and revoking Discussions Moderator rights

Responsibilities:

  • All Content Moderator responsibilities
  • All Discussions Moderator responsibilities
  • Enforcing all of the Rules and Guidelines (except for the Staff Rules and Guidelines) and the rules on the Blacklist page.
  • Giving out Notices for very minor violations of said rules ,Warnings for repeated or slightly more serious violations of them and Cease and Desists for frequent rule breaking or particularly serious rule violations.
  • Giving out appropriate blocks to users who break the rules.
  • Making edits to the wiki’s CSS and JavaScript MediaWiki pages if knowledgeable on how to do so
  • Maintaining Discussion Moderator rights if called upon
  • Answering any questions users may have about the wiki

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 2,500 edits of which the majority must be in the main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 7 months
  • Must’ve gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for least 5 months before you try and apply for the position)
  • Must've made efforts to assist users and socialize with them
  • Should be a mature and responsible user
  • Must be knowledgeable of at least some of the Rules and Guidelines

Optional Requirements:

  • May have done expectionally well in a previous staff position
  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least nine times
  • May have reported to the Rule Violation Report at least periodically
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least seven times to point a user on their misbehaviour

Bureaucrat

Please note that while it IS possible to become a bureaucrat, this will not commonly happen. Most of the time, requests for bureaucrat rights will be declined. Exceptions are not out of the question, but very uncommon.

Abilities:

  • Manipulating and freely altering user rights (able to hand out Content and Discussions Moderator, Rollback, Admin and Bureaucrat rights)
  • Unblocking themselves
  • All Admin abilities

Responsibilities:

  • All Admin responsibilities
  • Maintaining the user rights for all staff groups if asked to do so

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 3,000 edits of which the majority must be in the main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least a full year
  • Must’ve gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for least 5 months before you try and apply for the position)
  • Should be a mature and responsible user
  • Must've made efforts to assist users and socialize with them

Optional Requirements:

  • May have done expectionally well as a Admin
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least ten times to point a user on their misbehaviour
  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least twelve times

Deputy Head Bureaucrat

Please note that it is currently IMPOSSIBLE for a normal user to achieve this position even if they meet all the requirements for it, the only way to achieve this position is if you are offered it by the current Head Bureaucrat.

Generally speaking, there are no more than two DHB's at the same time. The DHB responsibilities are currently carried out by Withersoul 235 (Senior Supervisor: Content Mods and "full" Moderators) and Commander Ghost (Junior Supervisor: Discussions Mods), making the position unattainable at the moment, even if you are a bureaucrat.

Abilities and Responsibilities:

  • All Admin and Bureaucrat abilities and responsibilities
  • Monitoring the contributions of all lower ranking staff positions apart from Admins and Bureaucrats in order to make sure they are fulfilling their duties as staff members
  • Enforcing the Staff Rules and Guidelines (can be found on the normal Rules and Guidelines page)

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 3,500 edits of which the majority must be in the main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 16 months.
  • Must’ve gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for least 5 months before you try and apply for the position)
  • Must've made efforts to assist users and socialize with them

Optional Requirements:

  • May have done exceptionally well as a Bureaucrat or Admin
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least twelve times to point a user on their misbehaviour
  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least fifteen times

Head Bureaucrat Heir Apparent

Please note that it is currently IMPOSSIBLE for a normal user to achieve this position even if they meet all the requirements for it, the only way to achieve this position is if you are offered it by the current Head Bureaucrat.

Abilities and Responsibilities:

  • All Admin and Bureaucrat Abilities
  • Learning how to run the site effectively through the advice of the current Head Bureaucrat

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 3,750 edits of which the majority must be in the main content area
  • They must be chosen for a legitimate reason (ex. Several years of experience as a staff member, a particularly mature and levelheaded attitude or a considerable amount of experience dealing with trolls) and NOT simply because they simply get on well with the current Head Bureaucrat.
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 17 months.
  • Must’ve gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for least 5 months before you try and apply for the position)
  • Must've made efforts to assist users and socialize with them

Optional Requirements:

  • May have done expectionally well as a Deputy Head Bureaucrat, Bureaucrat or Admin
  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least fifteen times
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least twelve times to point a user on their misbehaviour

Head Bureaucrat

Please note that it is currently IMPOSSIBLE for a normal user to achieve this position even if they meet all the requirements for it, the only way to achieve this position is if you are offered it by the current Head Bureaucrat before they retire.

Abilities and Responsibilities:

  • All Admin and Bureaucrat Abilities
  • Leading the community and answering any questions wiki users may have about the site
  • Giving fellow staff members advice on how to deal with users who have violated the Rules and Guidelines when they need it
  • Contacting FANDOM Staff about any major troll problems or technical issues on the wiki (though other staff members and regular users can do this as well if instructed by the Head Bureaucrat or feel that it is necessary for them to contact them themselves)
  • Monitoring the contributions of the Admins and Bureaucrats in order to make sure they are fulfilling their duties as staff members
  • Enforcing the Staff Rules and Guidelines (which can be found on the normal Rules and Guidelines page)

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 4,000 edits of which the majority must be in the main content area
  • Ideally should have been named Head Bureaucrat Heir Apparent by the previous Head Bureaucrat
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 18 months
  • Must’ve gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for least 5 months before you try and apply for the position)
  • Must've made efforts to assist users and socialize with them

Optional Requirements:

  • May have stepped into a conversation at least eighteen times to point a user on their misbehaviour
  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least twenty times

How many Staff?

Obviously, we have to set a limit on how many users may become mods, ops and the like. Please note that these numbers are not final nor absolute; this is merely what we are striving for. They may be subject to change and exceptions are very well possible.

  • Bureaucrats: 5 (absolutely no more unless really needed)
    • This amount also includes the Head Bureaucrat, the Head Bureaucrat Heir Apparent and the Deputy Head Bureaucrats
  • Admins: 12
  • Content Moderators: 10
  • Rollbacks: 10
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