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A moderator is a new administrative position here at WoWWiki as of 2011. This is for the user who wants more powers and responsibilities to help cleanup and improve WoWWiki. They are like "admin lite" and will be first in line as candidates for becoming a full admin, if they choose to request a promotion.

Roles

What are moderators

Moderators are cleaners, helpers, and mediators. They should defer to admins, but may actually have better negotiating skills or knowledge than some admins. They are part of the wiki maintenance team and

What moderators can do

Moderators have several special abilities including:[1]

  • Moving and renaming articles (including
  • Protecting pages (lock them from editing or moving)
  • Deleting pages and images (remove them from the public database)
  • Editing semi-protected and restricted pages
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Mark others' edits as patrolled (patrol)
  • Deleting and editing comments (but they should always note if they do)

What they are not

Moderators are not full admins. They shouldn't be asked to block other users. They can mediate disputes, but should not try to decide the issue. They are encouraged to suggest following of guidelines and policies (mostly by setting a good example), but are not expected to enforce them or threaten any kind of enforcement action.

Becoming a moderator

TBD

Types of moderators

TBD

Alternatives

Patrollers

Patrollers (members of the Watchdogs group) are fairly heavy users and are able to revert vandalism more easily than most users. In lieu of an admin, patrollers may be able to help you.

Patroller powers:[2]

  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol).
  • Mark others' edits as patrolled (patrol).
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback).

References

  1. ^ See Moderators section of Special:ListGroupRights.
  2. ^ See Patrollers section of Special:ListGroupRights.

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