Out of the multitude of users that contribute to Sonic Fan Universe, there are always a selected few to help out any issues other users may have. The users are called administrators. They are normally identified by looking on their user page and seeing the words "SFU ADMINISTRATOR" next to their name. Other ways to identify them is also by looking for the SFU Icon next to their name in chat.
Administrators are basically normal users with an extra set of tools to contribute more on the wiki. A special user called a chat moderator, watches the chat and maintains peace and stability within it. Here is a full list of what an administrator can do.
- Administrators can do numerous things.
- Administrators can undo multiple edits if they are made in bad faith.
- If required, administrators can ban users who have repeated bad faith for certain amounts of time.
- Administrators can delete articles that were made solely to display bad faith.
- Like chat moderators, administrators can maintain peace and stability in chat.
- Administrators are able to elect new chat moderators.
- Bureaucrats are admins with an extra set of abilities.
- Bureaucrats can elect new administrators and bureaucrats.
- Chat Moderators are users who are to maintain peace and stability within the chat.
- Chat Moderators can kick users to warn them of reckless behaviour.
- Banning can be done if the reckless user has done something multiple times.
- Chat Moderators can ban if a user's motives are questionable.
Becoming an Administrator
There are 7 administrators on Sonic Fan Universe, but how where they elected? Well... There was a vote created, an election, and the top person voted would be an admin. Sometimes, an administrator election will elect 3 or 2 administrators at once, and in the rare occasion of a draw, a tie-breaker vote would be done. Here is the criteria of being voted for an admin;
- Must have at least the selected amount of edits, unless multiple administrators agree on one user having less amount of edits.
- Must be active at least 3 days a week, and the time spent on the wiki each day must add up to 2 hours.
- Must have not been banned once for over 24 hours.
- Must be civilized and respect other users.
These are the standards needed to gain administrator access in all of its branches;
A chat moderator must have at least 375 constructive edits, meaning no spam or vandalism, and must be active on chat 4 days a week, and the time added up each day must equal 5 hours. He/She must know how to act, and comply to chat rules. He/She must not have been banned from the wiki or chat for more than 24 hours. The chat moderator must be civilized as well, and be ready for nearly anything. Becoming a chat moderator doesn't require election, so long administrators trust the him/her.
An administrator must have at least 1500 constructive edits, meaning no spam or vandalism, and must be active 3 days a week, and the time spent on the wiki each day must add up to 2 hours. He/She must not have been banned from the wiki once for over 24 hours. Administrators must be civilised and ready to take on a mass majority of issues on the wiki. Becoming an admin will require being a candidate in elections, and the bureaucrats must trust this new administrator.
A bureaucrat must have at least 3000 constructive edits, meaning no spam or vandalism, and must be active 3 days a week, and the time spent on the wiki each day must add up to 2 hours. Bureaucrats must have one month of administrator experience. Bureaucrats must be civilised and ready to take on a mass majority of issues on the wiki. Becoming an bureaucrat will require being a candidate in elections, so long the other bureaucrats must trust him/her.
What an Administrator Can't Do
Administrators are only here to help users and the wiki. It is not good when an administrator thinks that he is the most powerful and everyone must comply to him/her. Admins must comply to wiki rules, and not ban people they don't like or elect their friends as admins.
If you spot an administrator doing this, you may create a blog and present evidence supporting your claim, and with the approval of 2 admins and a bureaucrat, the administrator will be demoted. In events where no evidence is present, make a blog and with the approval of 5 users, 2 admins, and one bureaucrat, a vote will be ran to ask if the corrupt administrator should be demoted.