Waterpedia Administrators, commonly known as admins or sysops (system operators), are Waterpedia editors who have been granted the technical ability to perform certain special actions which include the ability to block and unblock user accounts and IP addresses from editing, edit fully protected pages, protect and unprotect pages from editing, delete and undelete pages, rename pages without restriction, and use certain other tools.
Administrators assume these responsibilities as volunteers after undergoing a community review process though they are not employees of Waterpedia. They are never required to use their tools, and must never use them to gain an advantage in a dispute in which they were involved.
There are 4 administrators currently in Waterpedia as listed here
Administrators have the technical ability to perform the following actions:
- block user accounts and IP addresses from editing.
- apply page protection to restrict editing of a particular page
- delete pages with 5,000 or fewer revisions
- override the title blacklist
- move a page to any desired title (this is in part a consequence of the last two)
- edit fully protected pages
- view and restore deleted pages
- hide and delete page revisions
By convention, administrators normally take responsibility for judging the outcome of certain discussions, such as deletion discussions, move discussions, and move-review discussions, but other editors may close discussions in some cases (see non-admin closures).
Requests for adminship
Any registered editor may nominate themselves, or may request another editor to do so. If you wish to become an admintrator of Waterpedia please contact us using this form
Once granted administrator privileges, a user has access to additional functions in order to perform certain duties. These include "messy cleanup work", deletion of articles deemed unsuitable, protecting pages (restricting editing privileges to that page), and blocking the accounts of disruptive users. Blocking a user must be done according to Waterpedia's policies and a reason must be stated for the block, which will be permanently logged by the software. Use of this privilege to "gain editing advantages" is considered inappropriate.