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General information about user rights

Any user can create and edit most pages on the wiki, but only users with specific rights are able to do things such as deleting pages or editing protected pages. Editors can request additional permissions on the wiki management forum board. Users who request permissions are expected to explain why they should be trusted and why giving them the permissions is useful. All users requesting additional user rights on the Roblox Wikia or the wiki's Discord server must have no history of major policy infractions (e.g., sockpuppetry).


Requesting non-administrator rights

The following is a policy on the Roblox Wikia.

The following are steps for earning additional non-administrator rights. This includes discussions moderator, content moderator, and rollback privileges.

  1. The editor posts a thread on the wiki management forum board.
  2. An administrator will determine if additional requested rights will be given. If possible, there should be consensus among all the active administrators.
  3. For content moderator rights, only bureaucrats have the technical ability to give the rights. An administrator will contact a bureaucrat to give the editor the additional rights.


Requesting administrator rights

The following is a policy on the Roblox Wikia.

The following are steps for earning administrator and bureaucrat rights.

  1. The editor will ask for an existing administrator to nominate them. This is to ensure that administrator requests are only created for experienced contributors who understand the wiki's policies.
  2. The administrator or editor will create a thread on the Wiki management forum board.
  3. The community will discuss the editor's candidacy for administrator rights. The editor will only get administrator rights if there is community consensus.
  4. A bureaucrat will be notified of the consensus and give the editor administrator rights.

The process is similar for requesting bureaucrat rights, but only existing administrators can request for bureaucrat rights.


Removal of user rights

The following is a policy on the Roblox Wikia.

Editors may have additional user rights removed if they are inactive for one year without needing any discussion or consensus. In other instances, rights may only be removed if there is community and administrator consensus.


Tips for successfully requesting additional user rights

  • Be active in the wiki. Administrators are more likely to approve your request if they've seen you editing around the wiki for a while. Likewise, it might be harder for you to have your request approved if you're really new to the wiki or have recently returned after taking a long break.
  • Have experience. When looking through an editor's contributions when making a user rights decision, administrators often look to see if the editor has a good understanding of what they are doing. If you're asking for discussion mod right, post on the forums. If you are asking for rollback rights, show that you know how to undo an edit. If you're asking for administrator rights, show that you know how to write a good article (headings, infoboxes and other templates, links), undo edits, and troubleshoot page errors. You're more likely to have your request denied if, for example, you're applying to be an administrator but you've only made three page edits (and all your other edits at page comments and forum posts).
  • Be friendly and approachable. There's more to additional user rights than issuing warnings and blocks. They're role models and are the people who work to resolve editor conflicts. An administrator may hesitate to give you extra user rights if you are often rude to other editors or tend to argue with people until you get your way on something. A big thing administrators like seeing is editors assuming good faith of other editors.
  • Be knowledgeable, or rather, have an awareness and general understanding of the rules and standards set forth on the Roblox Wikia. As a rule of thumb, if you have to ask "how do I get mod/admin rights?" you may not be ready to request such rights; it is expected that applicants are able to perform basic navigation through our rules and specifically to this "user rights" page on their own accord.