The TV IV:Proposals/Administrators

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As the wiki is going to grow, the number of vandals and trolls will increase. I think there needs to be a mechanism similar to wikipedia's Requests for adminship to grant some users sysop rights. Mainly this is needed to quickly revert vandals and delete unwanted pages. Since there has not been any vandalism here yet, we should discuss this in depth before proceding. --Jacoplane 14:25, 17 Sep 2005 (EDT)


  1. We'll definitely have some way for people to request adminship in the future, but, at this current time, we have 8 administrators from all four continental timezones in the United States, 2 from the United Kingdom, and 1 from Australia, which should be enough to cover numerous peak periods for the time being. The Wiki is less than two months old at its current time, and we want to give users the time to do edits and become a true member of the community before we start handing out sysop rights. I don't doubt, however, that a feature like this would be up by the end of the year, if not earlier. It may not be a necessity, but, like you say, a precaution. --Wizardryo 01:41, 18 Sep 2005 (EDT)
  2. I would vote for this feature to be put up soon, or at least a placeholder in its place. People coming here who don't know much will take a look and notice that there is no easy way for people to become administrators. They might think that the administrators group is a closed-group of people from the old TV Tome site, or even purely family/friends. We don't want to project an image of closedness. --LoganK 21:44, 18 Sep 2005 (EDT)
  3. What happened to this? Has this been implemented yet? No one has commented on this in a while... --LoganK 14:46, 7 February 2006 (EST)
  4. Nothing has happened on this because there hasn't been a need for any more sysops. A system like that used on Wikipedia is far too complex and bureaucratic for a site this size. If this wiki has a major growth spurt, we can look into more sysops and/or a promotion system. --CygnusTM <talk> 16:04, 7 February 2006 (EST)