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=== Current Sysops ===
 
=== Current Sysops ===
[[User:Bigtymerxg4|Bigtymerxg4]], [[User:Frosty|Frosty]], [[User:Frvwfr2|Frvwfr2]], [[User:Misery|Misery]], [[User:Phenaxkian|Phenaxkian]], [[User:Rapta|Rapta]], [[User:Scottie theNerd|Scottie theNerd]] and [[User:Wizardboy777|Wizardboy777]] are on the wiki daily to fight vandalism, block users, delete pages, and respond to general user requests.
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[[User:Bigtymerxg4|Bigtymerxg4]], [[User:Frosty|Frosty]], [[User:Frvwfr2|Frvwfr2]], [[User:Misery|Misery]], [[User:Phenaxkian|Phenaxkian]], [[User:Rapta|Rapta]], [[User:Scottie theNerd|Scottie theNerd]], [[User:Tycn|Tycn]] and [[User:Wizardboy777|Wizardboy777]] are on the wiki daily to fight vandalism, block users, delete pages, and respond to general user requests.
   
 
=== Inactive Administrators ===
 
=== Inactive Administrators ===
[[User:Dont|Dont]], [[User:Єяøהħ|Єяøהħ]], [[User:Edru viransu|Edru viransu]] and [[User:Tycn|Tycn]] are mostly inactive at the moment. While they still occasionally pop onto the Wiki, they probably should not be contacted for day-to-day concerns.
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[[User:Dont|Dont]], [[User:Єяøהħ|Єяøהħ]], and [[User:Edru viransu|Edru viransu]] are mostly inactive at the moment. While they still occasionally pop onto the Wiki, they probably should not be contacted for day-to-day concerns.
   
 
=== Retired Administrators ===
 
=== Retired Administrators ===

Revision as of 23:04, April 6, 2009

Blue check

This page is an official policy on PvXwiki.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.

Shortcut:
PvX:ADMIN
PW:ADMIN


Administrative Policy

PvXwiki Administrators, similar to those found on GuildWiki, are elected members of the community who serve as spokespersons and are primarily responsible for the maintenance of PvXwiki.

This responsibility manifests itself both in the practical powers granted to Administrators – Deletion, Rollback, and Banning – as well as the more general Administrative role of attempting to ensure a high level of professionalism on the Wiki while also keeping the Wiki as user-friendly as possible.

Administrators are recommended (and vetted) by the community via requests for adminship. At the discretion of the current Administrative staff, these users may be promoted to Administrator.

Administrators, once promoted, are considered fully autonomous. As a result, Administrators may utilize their powers as they see fit. While this may seem dangerous, it has proven an effective strategy as evinced by the success of GuildWiki. As they put it, "[the policy] allows incredibly quick resolution of the vast majority of issues. Further, because the Administrator's character is well-known before his promotion, abuses of administrator power simply do not happen."

An Administrator's right to use their power as they see fit extends to user bans. While bans are normally used in cases of vandalism, if an administrator feels it is prudent, he may remove a user from the Wiki for any reason, or no reason at all.

Administrators can protect or delete pages at will. However, administrators are strongly encouraged to do so only via the community-sanctioned channels, or in cases of obvious vandalism.

Although administrators are given the authority to delete content, Administrators do not have any additional say in content on PvXwiki. Many administrators are active editors as well—this means that an admin and a normal editor will occasionally have disputes that administrators traditionally break up. In these cases, the administrator should not protect the page to preserve his edit, block users that disagree with him, or apply any other administrative powers to his advantage in a dispute.

Despite their autonomous nature, as a matter of courtesy, most administrators will not ban a user they are directly involved with; instead, he will ask another administrator to examine the situation from a neutral perspective. The same is true of conflict resolution.

Furthermore, because all Administrators are autonomous, Administrators may at times counteract other administrators. Examples include the lifting of an erroneous ban or the restoration of an erroneously deleted page. In these cases, the reverting Administrator is obliged to leave a message on the talk page explaining the reasoning behind the countermeasure. The Administrator who has been countermanded is expected to oblige the revert, and should not re-institute their action without discussing it with the "reverting" Administrator.

Administrator actions are expected to be made regardless of user standing - that is, an anonymous IP and a user that has stood on the wiki since its creation are expected to be treated the same in terms of administrative actions such as warnings and bans.

Finally, it is important to understand that a promotion to Administrator is not something done lightly. The Administrators are a cohesive team, and are expected to act in a manner befitting their station.

Current Administrators

These Administrators work hard to maintain high standards of professionalism and usability on the Wiki. A system-generated list can be found on Special:Listadmins.

Current Bureaucrats

Gcardinal founded the site and provided the initial funding and server. He prefers to work primarily on the backend, but occasionally drops in to comment on policy or style issues. Hhhippo spends most of his time helping Gcardinal, but he will also occasionally comment on other issues.

Auron is in charge of day-to-day and general Wiki-Side affairs (matters of policy, arbitration, promotion, demotion etc.). Defiant Elements is inactive at the moment.

In general, Server-Side Bureaucrats should be contacted about Bugs and other errors, as well as other things related to the Server whereas day-to-day issues regarding the running of the Wiki should be addressed to a Wiki-Side Bureaucrat.

Current Sysops

Bigtymerxg4, Frosty, Frvwfr2, Misery, Phenaxkian, Rapta, Scottie theNerd, Tycn and Wizardboy777 are on the wiki daily to fight vandalism, block users, delete pages, and respond to general user requests.

Inactive Administrators

Dont, Єяøהħ, and Edru viransu are mostly inactive at the moment. While they still occasionally pop onto the Wiki, they probably should not be contacted for day-to-day concerns.

Retired Administrators

BrianG was instrumental to the founding of the site, but has since retired from administrative duties. Shireen was highly involved in policy discussions and was the site's 'caretaker' of users who were new to Guild Wars or to this wiki; he left the site in October of 2007 due to real life concerns. Readem was an extremely dedicated Administrator, but he became disenchanted with his Administrative role on PvXwiki and chose to resign his post as a Sysop. Mgrinshpon grew tired of the responsibilities required of him as an administrator and was far too busy to contribute here valuably as a sysop. Krowman and Armond became increasingly inactive and less interested in Guild Wars; they retired accordingly.

Contacting an Administrator

Username Talk page Status Email MSN Location
Auron talk Active E-mail user same Mililani, Hawaii
Bigtymerxg4 talk Active E-mail user same Gary, Indiana
Defiant Elements talk Inactive E-mail user BTA258@Hotmail.com New York
Dont talk Inactive E-mail user dontmsn@windowslive.com Hungary
Edru viransu talk Inactive E-mail user lord_dream_tasogare@yahoo.com Tennessee
Єяøהħ talk Inactive E-mail user eronth@hotmail.com St. Louis, MO
Frosty talk Active E-mail user dsf_dfs@hotmail.co.uk London, England
Frvwfr2 talk Active E-mail user Frvwfr2@Hotmail.com Raleigh, NC
Gcardinal talk Inactive E-mail user same Norway
Hhhippo talk Inactive E-mail user same Denmark
Misery talk Active E-mail user same Berlin, Germany
Phenaxkian talk Active E-mail user same United Kingdom
Rapta talk Active E-mail user no MSN Toronto, ON
Scottie theNerd talk Active E-mail user scottie_thenerd@hotmail.com Melbourne, Australia
Tycn talk Inactive E-mail user same Sydney, Australia
Wizardboy777 talk Active E-mail user same Henrietta, New York
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