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.
Who are this wiki's administrators? Edit
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.
|Name||Promotion Date||About||Current status|
|Alex-Sixand||March 11, 2012||Expands, makes, and edits articles.||Infrequently Active|
|Dolphanatic||November 15, 2010||Adds a bunch of random theme parks and roller coasters to the wiki. He also helps to fight spam and vandalism.||Infrequently Active|
|Kata89||January 8, 2012||Adds pages about coasters, makes semi-frequent edits, adds links, and keeps the community in check.||Active|
|Kirby22||August 1, 2009||The founder of this wiki. Has not edited here since 2009.||Inactive|
|Lachlan5963||July 26, 2012||Revolutionized the wiki in numerous ways, but has since quit Wikia.||Inactive|
|MontagnaMagica||June 8, 2010||The one who made Coasterpedia what it is today. Makes semi-frequent edits and helps users in need.||Active|
|NamekianFusion||January 8, 2012||Fixes formatting, grammar, and spam. He also adds references to pages.||Inactive|
Administrator abilities Edit
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; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
- Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.
Bureaucrat abilities Edit
A bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki.
Bureaucrats can also give users the ability to "rollback" edits not made in good faith.
How do I use administrator powers? Edit
See Help:Administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.
Becoming an administratorEdit
For you to become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one. On larger wikis, there will usually be a community page for requests, with a page name such as "Roller Coaster Wiki:Requests for adminship". On a smaller wiki, you may simply ask on the community portal or Forum, or ask a bureaucrat directly on his or her talk page.
If there are no active bureaucrats and you wish to become an administrator or adopt the wiki, please contact the community staff. If there are other active editors but no active bureaucrats/admins, you should first discuss with them on who should become an admin, whether it be one of you, or all of you.
What can administrators not do? Edit
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.