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OverWiki:Administration

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This page lists users who have special privileges on Combine OverWiki and therefore who to ask for help.

Administrators

Administrators, sometimes called system operators or sysops for short, are members of the community charged with maintaining the smooth operation of the wiki. They can protect pages, ban users and IPs, and delete pages and images from the system. Administrators are considered by some to be the "leaders" of the site, for lack of a better term.

When you have a problem or question regarding the site, an Administrator will help you any way he or she can.

Current administrators

Retired administrators

Most of these administrators have been active on Wikia only, not on the current wiki.

Becoming an administrator

Administrators are selected on an as-needed basis only. There are no official criteria to become an administrator, however there are a few basic guidelines. When an administrator is needed, one will be selected from the rest of the users. To be appointed, the user must fill these requirements:

  • have an account on Combine OverWiki for some time
  • be an active contributor
  • know how a wiki works
  • have no history of vandalism or abuse
  • have a decent level of English
  • have an overall grasp of the HL/P universe
  • show maturity in dealing with disputes and other problems that might come with other users

Rollbackers

Users in the rollback group can rollback edits in a single click, and protect pages to deal with spam. They include:

Current rollbackers

Retired rollbackers

These rollbackers have been active on Wikia only.

Bots

Bots are designed to perform repetitive and menial edits in large quantities so as to reduce the workload for both users and administrators, mostly through AutoWikiBrowser. Their edits do not appear in the recent changes timeline unless users specifically allow them to.

The wiki currently has two bots: