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.


Sysops are necessary to the maintenance of any Wiki. They act as spokespersons of the Wiki, and they are expected to behave in such a manner so as to benefit the Wiki. As such, Sysoption is not a right, but rather an endowment of additional authority (as well as responsibility) granted to certain individuals who have proved themselves to be valuable assets to the Wiki.

The RfA (Request for Adminship) is a response to the need for additional Sysops to monitor the Wiki and perform Administrative duties. It has been used to great success on other Wikis both in facilitating nominations and promotions, as well as fostering community activism within the Wiki. This page acts both as a policy page as well as a dynamic list of current nominations.

In short, the RfA is the process by which candidates are nominated, voted upon, and selected.

A system-generated list of current Administrators may be found here.

A category containing links to all resolved RfAs may be found here.

RfA Process


Candidates may be nominated either by themselves, or other individuals for their exemplar contributions to the Wiki. The nominator should indicate the reasons that he or she feels that the nominee would be a valuable asset to the Wiki community, giving particular regard to why they believe that the candidate deserves the additional powers of a Sysop. The candidate should then indicate their assent to the nomination (if they so choose), and should add any additional comments regarding their candidacy (assuming they were nominated by someone else).

Instructions for how to nominate a candidate can be found below.


Any member of the community is free to indicate their feelings towards the candidate. These “votes” should indicate whether you support or oppose the candidate, or, alternatively, you may indicate a neutral position. These votes are used as an indicator by the Bureaucrats, and, as such, comments should indicate some insight into the position taken by the voter. While a reason is not strictly required, a vote that provides reasoning will not only be a more valuable tool for the Bureaucrats, it will also be cause for greater consideration and will have a greater impact on the final decision.

In order to maintain a sense of decorum on the voting page, responses to votes should be added to the nominees talk page, not on the RfA itself.


It is important to note that a well-supported nomination is not a guarantee for an administrator position—the final decision rests solely with the current administrative team. The current Administrators are in a unique position to gauge which candidates are well-suited for the role of Sysop, and, as such, the voting, while an important tool, is not the deciding factor. The decision as to whether a Sysop is required at a given time is also left up to the current Administrators. As such, the promotion of a candidate could be held off until a later date even if the candidate were acceptable.

A nomination ends when either the Bureaucrats decide to promote the candidate, or, when the voting stagnates and no decision is reached and/or the Administrative team is unwilling to promote a candidates. Candidates may reapply for the position or may be nominated again at a later date.

Active Nominations

The following discussion is an archived debate of the nomination of a user for adminship. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this page.

Daññy (talkcontribsRfA page)

User:Daññy was made into a sysop on 00:40, November 19, 2010 (UTC).

Danny is cool and nice. Also, this will never pass. -- Danny 17:55, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Candidate, please indicate acceptance of the nomination here: herp. -- Danny 17:55, October 21, 2010 (UTC)


  1. In the end, it's up to Auron, but I support it. Karate KJ for sig Jesus 17:58, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. PvX@Wikia needs responsible editors to continue the work here effectively. Danny has been an invaluable addition to the community, and I think he'll make a great sysop that will use the sysop tools responsibly for the good of the wikia. --Lania Elderfire 18:12, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
  3. --DANDY ^_^ -- 18:40, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
  4. He's been with this wiki through a lot, and has helped the community with his technical knowledge. He comes off as immature at times, but I believe he is ready for admin. --Toraen 18:45, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Since Auron now listens to feedback from the community, this will definitely pass--Relyk talk 19:17, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
  6. Danny is exceedingly competant with coding, experienced with the build systems. A perfect choice. --Chieftain Alex 19:24, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
  7. Danny slays dragons. Felix Omni Signature 21:37, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
  8. derp –BalisticSigalistic 23:27, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. He's fucked more girls than most of us here combined. Def admin worthy. Also, whateveryonelsaid. --Jai. - 20:03, November 18 2010 (UTC)
  10. As an active member to Pvx, I've witnessed first hand all the behind the scenes work Danny does. +1. Few witty comments here and... done. Akio_Katsuragi Akio Katsuragi Sig2 23:13, November 18, 2010 (UTC)


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The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this page.


This simple three-step plan was adopted from GuildWiki in order to facilitate nominations.

  1. Insert the following text in the active nominations section above, underneath any existing entries:
    Where "Username" is the name of the nominee.
  2. Proceed to click on the red link created by the 1st template, and insert:

    {{subst:rfa1|Username|Rationale for nomination. ~~~~}}

    Be sure to fill in the second argument with your actual rationale and to sign and date it.

  3. Finally, insert the following templates at the top of the nominee's talk page:


    This template will alert the user that he/she has been nominated.

Note: The nomination itself counts as a "support" vote. The nominator does not vote on the RfA.

See also

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