Community_Administrator.svgMembers of the local[1] Community Administrator user-group are able to exercise most local permissions offered by our Wiki. Compared to Full Administrators, they lack only MediaWiki access & a few technical tools.

It should be noted that Community Administrators are regarded as social leaders on the Wiki, as Full Administrators might be seen on other Wikis, & are therefore accorded a great deal of respect & responsibility.

What Community Administrators are able to do

  • Alter protection settings to control who can perform what actions to a page.
    • Change protection levels:
      • All — anyone can perform a given action.
      • Autoconfirmed — only autoconfirmed users may perform a given action.
      • Sysop — only Full Administrators, Community Administrators, & Code Administrators can perform a given action.
    • Change protected actions:
      • Move — restricts who can rename a page.
      • Edit — restricts who may edit a page.
      • Create — restricts who may create a page.
    • Change protection duration.
  • Delete pages.
  • Restore pages that have been deleted, or specific revisions thereof.
  • Rename pages in addition to their subpages.
  • Suppress Redirect (move a page without leaving a redirect).
  • Use the Rollback tool to undo vandalism.
  • Move files.
  • Protect files against users uploading.
  • Have access to several restricted special pages, including but not limited to:
  • Delete Message Wall or Forum threads so that only Full Administrators or other Community Administrators may view or restore them.
  • Moderate blogs:
    • Move blogs.
    • Edit other people’s blogs.
    • Delete blogs.
    • Disable or enable comments on other people’s blogs.
  • Block other users via Special:Block.
    • Unblock other users.
    • Change block settings, such as to extend or shorten blocks.
  • Grant & revoke the following groups to users:
  • Remove themselves from the Community Administrator user-group at any time.

How to become a Community Administrator

Senior Administrators select new Community Administrators from amongst our standing Moderators & Sentinels based upon their performance, skillsets, & upon the necessity for new Community Administrators. Provided that another Community Administrator is desired, Senior Administrators generally look for one or more of the following traits in potential candidates:

  1. Personability: being able to get along with one’s editor peers in a friendly fashion.
  2. Pliability: willingness to complete assignments, & to adhere to hierarchy.
  3. Leadership: initiative in leading efforts to improve one area of the Wiki or another.
  4. Responsibility: frequent exercise of one’s given rights in a fair fashion.
  5. Judgment: being able to gauge where another person’s skillsets lay, as Community Administrators are tasked with the promotion of new Moderators & Sentinels.

Users in this Group

  • None


  1. Local user-groups only effect one Wiki. A Community Administrator on this Wiki will not be a Community Administrator on any other Wiki unless they are promoted separately.
  2. Contains statistics, a panel full of very basic moderation tools, & an advanced panel full of roughly 100 Special Pages used for moderation, analytics reports, & cleanup.
  3. Views a list of a given user’s deleted contributions which would be invisible otherwise.
  4. Allows pages from other MediaWiki projects to be imported as pages here, including their file histories.
User Groups
Senior Admin (Full Admin)Community AdminCode AdminModeratorSentinelBots
Community CouncilGlobal Discussions ModeratorAutoconfirmedUsers
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