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Different users have access to different functions of the site. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, administrators can access a few additional functions.

Administrator abilities Edit

The administrator abilities include:

  • Deleting and undeleting pages, page histories, and uploaded files.
  • Locking (protecting) a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by users without admin rights or autoconfirmed status.
  • Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
  • Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.

Bureaucrat abilities Edit

A bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki.

Bureaucrats can also give users the ability to "rollback" edits not made in good faith.

Staff Edit

Wikia staff members have full access to all Wikia. They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Please use Special:Contact to contact Wikia staff.

Who are this wiki's administrators? Edit

The "founder" of a wiki, the person who first requested it, is given administrator access automatically. Founders are also given bureaucrat access so they can make any other user on their wiki an administrator or bureaucrat. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see Special:Listusers/sysop.

Rank-General-(Admin) Current Administrators Rank-General-(Admin) Edit

These users are the current administrators of the site, having broad control over pages and users.

Username Member since
GhOsterider444 May 1, 2011
Privatejfx141 March 14, 2012

Rank-Colonel-(Bureaucrat) Bureaucrats Rank-Colonel-(Bureaucrat) Edit

These users have the right to assign new Admins and Bureaucrats.

Username Member since
Potterog June 6, 2012
Pedro Navaja

December 26, 2011

Privatejfx141

March 14, 2012

Rank-Lieutenant-(Rollback) Responsible Contributors Rank-Lieutenant-(Rollback) Edit

These users have the exact same rights as regular users, but are often active and been doing alot of beneficial contributions to the wiki, and if you are a responsible contributor and recognized your self with alot of contribution, you will eventually become bureaucrat.

Username Member since
Micangetric 12343 October 31, 2011
Ukrainian Reaper July 25, 2012
Cpl beru August 16, 2012

Rank-General-(Admin) Inactive Administrators Rank-General-(Admin) Edit

These users haven't been around the wiki alot, but still maintain their rights as being admin.

Username Member since
IDave Ja Vu July 21, 2010
Balphezar August 16, 2010
Geniuswas September 27, 2010

Rank-ArmyGeneral-(Marshal) Founder Rank-ArmyGeneral-(Marshal) Edit

This user has founded the R.U.S.E. Wiki, making him/her the first admin and bureaucrat of the wiki.

Username Member since
MarkvA June 8, 2010
Golergka (De facto) December 14, 2009‎

How do I use administrator powers? Edit

See Help:Administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.

Becoming an administrator Edit

For you to become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one.

If there are no active bureaucrats or admins around, use the "Requests for adminship" page to nominate users to become admins or bureaucrats. Once a community decision has been reached (or if there is no active community to debate the decision), please leave a message at the wiki adoption requests page and Wikia Staff can provide the rights.

What can administrators not do? Edit

Administrators should not use their administrator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that isn't vandalism. Administrator powers should be used to help keep the wiki clear of vandalism, spam, and users who make malicious edits, but not for simple disagreements between users acting in good faith. Ideally an admin shouldn't be considered "in charge". The ideal admin is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the Wikia community.

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