Administrators are users on SporeWiki with sysop (system operator) user access levels. This includes the ability to delete and undelete pages, roll back edits, protect and unprotect pages, block and unblock users, and edit the site's interface. In essence, administrators are a group of users entrusted with maintenance tools.

Bureaucrats are administrators with the ability to add and remove the administrator role to and from users. Content moderators are quasi-administrators, with the ability to delete and undelete pages, roll back edits, and semi-protect pages. Both of these groups are similarly subject to relevant policies.

Wiki Representatives are local liaisons to global Fandom Staff, and have user access levels above bureaucrats. Each wiki has one Wiki Representative. A Wiki Representative performs tasks at the request of the local community, but they are not treated as local administrators, nor do they override them except to intervene in cases of abuse of power.

All administrators are accountable to SporeWiki's community standards.

Active administrators

For a full list of users with sysop access levels, see Special:Listusers/sysop.

List of administrators by activity.


Name Type Notes
Bureaucrat Active most days, operates on Discord.
Bureaucrat Active most days, operates on Discord.
Sysop Active every day, reachable on Discord.
The Valader
Sysop Active regularly, reachable on Discord.


Community standards

Because administrators are entrusted with a higher access level than normal users, they are expected to uphold a high standard of conduct, observe and respect the process of consensus, and fulfill their administrative responsibilities when needed. Administrators also fulfill the role of judging the outcome of certain discussions, and then codifying the resulting consensus.

Administrators are expected to exercise care and judgment, as the enforcement and fulfillment of the community's policies and administrative needs are generally left to administrator discretion. Administrators should not be impeded by excessive bureaucracy and formal procedures. However, they should take care that any autonomous action respects existing relevant consensus and is unlikely to be contentious.

Administrators are not, nor are they to act is if, they are a rank above normal contributors. Although administrators are authorized to act on behalf of the community (e.g. enforcing policy), adminship is not a conferment of power over the community. Administrative abuse—including but not limited to unwarranted blocking (or threats thereof), edit warring, blanket page protection, nonconsented removal of the public record, etc.—will lead to demotion and/or banning.

Promotion and demotion

Administrators are appointed on a per-need and per-trust basis, the former at the discretion of existing administrators, and the latter at the collective discretion of the active community. There are no fixed requirements or avenues for adminship. However, prospective admins should generally be familiar with the site's procedures, policies, and community, and be a trusted member with an established history.