Meet the Administrators!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Administrators?

Different users have access to different functions of the site. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, administrators are trusted users that have access a few additional functions.

  • Deleting and undeleting pages, uploaded images and page histories.
  • Protecting a page so it can not be edited or moved by anonymous users (autoconfirmed protection) or non-admins (full/sysop protection).
  • Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and quick reversion ("rollback") of undesirable edits.
  • Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins (editing MediaWiki files).
  • Viewing a user's IP addresses and other information.
  • Mark page revisions or users' edits as "patrolled".

These functions are solely for housekeeping for keeping Halopedia nice and tidy. The community does look to administrators to perform the essential chores that require the extra access administrators are entrusted with. However, otherwise, administrators are the same as other users, and are expected to be well-tempered in all respects.

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 they prefer 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. Administrators should not be considered "in charge". The ideal admin is a regular user who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of Halopedia.

Can I become an Administrator?

Main article: Halopedia:Requests for Adminship

Administrators are usually selected on an as-needed basis only. As Halopedia grows, more administrators may be needed to assist in its operation. New administrators are always selected via a Request for Adminship.

What are Bureaucrats?

Main article: Halopedia:Bureaucrats

A bureaucrat is simply an administrator that is granted a few extra tools, such as assigning or revoking user rights and renaming user accounts. Typically, bureaucrats are the most senior admins, but this is not always the case.

Meet the Team!


Braidenvl (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Braidenvl has been a member of Halopedia since 2007. Deep lore pages are his forte. He's also a stickler for language mechanics (spelling, punctuation, etc.) and takes a vested interest in those aspects when editing.

Jack Phoenix (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Jack Phoenix is a MediaWiki developer who has been a Halopedian since 2007 and the primary developer of the social tools used on Halopedia and countless other wikis since 2008.

CIA391 (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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CIA391 has been a Halopedian since 2010. He can generally be found doing community projects aiming to make the community a better place.

Morhek (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Morhek has been a member of Halopedia since 2007, and can generally be found on talk pages or forums, clarifying canon details, and engaging the community contructively.

NightHammer (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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NightHammer joined in 2014 after years of lurking. He likes making meticulous edits, editing when he should be studying, and often works on lore-related articles.

Rusty-112 (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Rusty-112 joined Halopedia in 2009 and was nominated as an admin in 2012. Achievement and medal pages are his pet project.

Sith Venator (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Sith Venator joined Halopedia in 2008. List of appearances sections, image categories, and making sure pages have images from all their appearances in visual media are his main focus.

Tuckerscreator (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Tuckerscreator became an admin in July 2013 after three years on the wiki. He likes Grunts, headshotting Grunts, and keeping the Featured Article project moving.

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Dragonclaws became a Halo fan in 2001, became an admin in 2005, and is still rampant after all these years! Wiki focuses include i love bees, tedious category management, and trying to keep the community friendly and inclusive

Jugus (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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A member of Halopedia since 2009, Jugus mainly focuses on lore-related content and is often shamelessly nitpicky about details that, for some reason, tend not to bother most other people. He also runs the Articles for Improvement project.

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Spartacus (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Spartacus has been a member since 2011. He became an admin in 2012 and a bureaucrat in 2013. His favourite aspect of Halo is Forge mode and having disdain for 343 Industries.

1 Is currently on a leave of absence

Former Administrators

Administrator Help Guide

See Wikipedia's administrators' how-to guide for a complete guide on using administrator functions. For bureaucrats, see Halopedia:Bureaucrats for a Bureaucrat Help Guide.
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