So, you think you have what it takes to be an admin? Well, there's a lot more to it than you may think. Here are some basic requirements that you should meet before even thinking of asking for admin:
- At least 100 edits. Now, you can't just say "Look, I've edited 100 grammar mistakes. Can I have Admin?" Most of your edits must contribute to the wiki in a more meaningful way than grammar, such as adding new information, or making new pages. Now, of course some of your edits will be grammar, but you should have at least 75 non grammar-related edits.
- Been a user for over two months. This rule can be waived, but rarely. If you've made 1,000 meaningful edits in less than a month, than it's pretty likely you'll get Admin as long as you meet all other requirements.
- No history of vandalism or other improper behavior.
- Project a polite air at all times. This includes on other people's chat pages, on the live chat, and especially on blog posts.
If you meet all of the above requirements, then congratulations! You are eligible for Admin. However, just because you meet all of those requirements doesn't mean you're automatically an Admin. Below are the steps you should take if you wish to become an Admin:
- Make a comment on this page, or on a bureaucrat's talk page, and state a formal request for Adminship. Do not go to an Admin's page and request there, as Admins do not have the power to promote other users to Admins. Blog posts are also acceptable, but clutter up the wiki. The other above methods are preferred.
- Wait for a response. Usually, if a user makes a request for Adminship, they're pretty confident they'll get promoted. Obviously, this isn't always the case. If you get promoted, great for you! If you don't, a reason should be listed along with the declination, and simply follow whatever suggestions are there and ask again in a couple of weeks, if not more. Please do not spam requests unless you are confident of success.
- If you have vandalized the wiki in the past, you will probably never get promoted. We simply can't trust people with power that they could use against the wiki if they've vandalized in the past.
- If a person has contributed a lot to the wiki, a bureaucrat may approach them and request that they become an Admin. Of course, if you don't feel comfortable as an Admin, you should not feel compelled to accept.
- If you become an Admin, please read this page.