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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

Chat Moderator

Abilities:

  • The power to kick others from chat until they re-enter and ban them for extended time
  • Sending inline announcements

Responsibilities:

  • Enforcing the Chat Rules and Guidelines (Can be found on the normal Rules and Guidelines page)
  • Kicking or banning users from chat who break the Chat Rules and Guidelines
  • Monitoring chat when it is active and talking with other chat users

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 500 edits in main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 2 months
  • Must be in chat quite often when it is active
  • Must've gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for at least 4 months before you try and apply for the position. Accidents are understandable)

Optional Requirements

  • May have gone out of their way to point a user at their wrongdoing inside of the chatroom regarding something pertaining to the chat

Superintendent

Our custom name for the combination of the Rollback and Chat Moderator ranks.

Abilities:

  • The power to revert all changes made in a row by one same user in one click
  • The power to Ajax Undo and Ajax Rename
  • The power to kick others from chat until they re-enter and ban them for extended time
  • Sending inline announcements

Responsibilities:

  • Enforcing the Chat Rules and Guidelines (Can be found on the normal Rules and Guidelines page)
  • Kicking or banning users from chat who break the Chat Rules and Guidelines
  • Monitoring chat when it is active and talking with other chat users

Compulsory Requirements

  • At least 1,000 edits in main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 3 months
  • Must’ve gained the trust of the community (e.g. no warnings of unacceptable behaviour for at least 4 months before you try and apply for the position. Accidents are understandable)
  • Must be in chat quite often when it is active
  • Must know how to edit pages properly

Optional Requirements

  • May have done expectionally well in a previous staff position
  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least twice
  • May have gone out of their way to point a user at their wrongdoing inside of the chatroom regarding something pertaining to the chat
  • May have gone out of their way to point a user at their wrongdoing outside of the chatroom (i.e. the user must've misbehaved outside of the chatroom and the user must contact them through their Wall or in a comment)
  • May have made efforts to assist users and socialize with them
  • May have reported incidents of spam or vandalism to the Rule Violation Report at least periodically

Discussions Moderator

Abilities:

  • All Chat Moderator abilities
  • Removing and restoring threads and replies from any user
  • Closing and reopening threads
  • Managing Forum boards, moving threads from one board to another, and highlighting and un-highlighting threads.
  • Moderating chat
  • Deleting blog comments
  • Editing and deleting article comments

Responsibilities

  • All Chat Moderator responsibilities
  • Enforcing Rule 5 of the Rules and Guidelines page (the comment rules)
  • Deleting or editing any page comments that go against the comment rules and giving out Notices for minor violations of said rules and Warnings for repeated or more serious violations of them.
  • Removing any threads or replies from user’s message walls or forum threads that are inappropriate (ex. threads or replies that contain pornographic or gory content) or go against the comment rules
  • Moving forum threads to the appropriate forum board if they have been placed on the wrong board (ex. Moving a thread created by a new user where they ask how to adopt battles from the Fun and Games board to the Question and Answers board)

Compulsory Requirements:'

  • At least 1,250 edits in main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 3 months
  • Must have got involved in wiki-related discussions on forum threads, message wall threads, page comment sections or blog comment sections and ideally made positive and mature contributions to said discussions.
  • 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)
  • Must've made efforts to assist users and socialize with them

Optional Requirements

  • May have done exceptionally well in a previous staff position
  • May be on chat fairly often when it’s active
  • May have reported inappropriate comments/rule breaking comments to the Rule Violation Report at least periodically
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least once to point a user on their misbehaviour

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 in main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 4 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 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

Operator

Our custom name for a combination of the Content Moderator and Chat Moderator ranks.

Abilities:

  • All Chat Moderator abilities
  • All Content Moderator abilities

Responsibilities:

  • All Chat Moderator responsibilities
  • All Content Moderator responsibilities

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 2,000 edits in main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 5 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 at least 4 months before you try and apply for the position)
  • Must be in chat quite often when it’s active

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 made efforts to assist users and socialize with them
  • May have reported inappropriate pages and edits that violate all rules regarding pages as well as chat incidents to the Rule Violation Report at least periodically
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least four times to point a user on their misbehaviour

Moderator

A general name for all three Moderator ranks (and thereby also the Rollback rank, which may be additionally given) all in one; a user who is simultaneously a Chat, Discussions and Content Moderator is therefore a Moderator.

Abilities:

  • All Content Moderator abilities
  • All Discussions Moderator abilities
    • All Chat Moderator abilities

Responsibilities:

  • All Content Moderator responsibilities
  • All Discussions Moderator responsibilities
    • All Chat Moderator responsibilities

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 2,250 edits in main content area
  • Must've been on the wiki for at least 6 months
  • 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)
  • Must've made efforts to assist users and socialize with them
  • Must have got involved in wiki-related discussions on forum threads, message wall threads, page comment sections or blog comment sections and ideally made positive and mature contributions to said discussions.
  • 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)

Optional Requirements:

  • May have done expectionally well in a previous staff position
  • May be in chat quite often
  • May have stepped into a conversation at least six times to point a user on their misbehaviour
  • May have aided in reverting spam/vandalism at least seven times

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
    • All Chat 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 Chat Moderator and Discussions Moderator rights

Responsibilities:

  • All Content Moderator responsibilities
  • All Discussions Moderator responsibilities
    • All Chat 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 all Chat Moderator and Discussion Moderator rights of called upon
  • Answering any questions users may have about the wiki

Compulsory Requirements:

  • At least 2,500 edits in 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 Chat, 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 in 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.

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 in 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 in 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 in 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: 6
  • Moderators: 3
  • Operators: 2
  • Content Moderators: 4
  • Discussions Moderators: 4
  • Superintendents: 3
  • Chat Moderators: 5
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