Different users have access to different functions of the site. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, administrators and bureaucrats can access a few additional functions.
Bureaucrats are very experienced users who have been around the wiki and trusted by many for a very long time. They have the ability to promote, demote and grant multiple user groups. Bureaucrats are identified by a blueish tint in their names.
Administrators are a group of experienced users who have been around for a long time. They are less powerful than bureaucrats, but nonetheless have many abilities. Administrators are identified by a greenish tint in their names.
Rollback Moderators are a group of users who basically act as janitors. They have the ability to revert any edits not made in good faith by a single click without the need to hit "undo". Rollback moderators are identified by a grayish tint in their names.
- Dan67 (inactive)
Becoming an administrator
For you to become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one. On larger Wikia, there will usually be a community page for requests, with a page name such as "Contract Killer Wiki:Requests for adminship". On a smaller wiki, you may simply ask on the community portal or Forum, or ask a bureaucrat directly on his or her talk page.
If there are no active bureaucrats, 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?
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.