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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.
== Administrator abilities ==
These additional functions include:
* Deleting and undeleting pages, page histories, and uploaded files.
* Locking ([[{{ns:project}}:Protected page|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 ==
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 [[w:Assume good faith|good faith]].
== Staff ==
Wikia staff members have full access to all Wikia. They will be shown in [[Special:Listusers/staff]] on any wiki. Please use [[Special:Contact]] to contact Wikia staff.
== How do I use administrator powers? ==
See [[Help:Administrators' how-to guide]] for a guide on using admin functions.
== Becoming an administrator ==
For you to become an administrator, ask [[User:Fuzrocker]]. On larger Wikia, there will usually be a community page for requests, with a page name such as "[[{{ns:project}}:Requests for adminship]]". On a smaller wiki, you may simply ask on the community portal or [[Forum:Index|Forum]], or ask a bureaucrat directly on his or her talk page.
If there are no active bureaucrats, use the "Requests for adminship" page to nominate users to become admins or bureaucrats. Once a community decision has been reached (or if there is no active community to debate the decision), please leave a message at the [[Wikia:Wikia:Adoption requests|wiki adoption requests page]] and Wikia Staff can provide the rights.
== What can administrators not do? ==
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 [[w:Assume good faith|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.
==List of Administrators==
==List of Administrators==

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