- For information on the Wiki's administrators, see Kpop Wiki:Administrators.
Different users have access to different functions of the site. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, moderators have access to some additional functions though fewer than administrators.
Fandom has two types of moderators:
Content Moderators are users who have additional tools available to moderate specific parts of the community. These tools are:
- Editing and moving fully protected pages
- Deleting and undeleting pages and files
- Editing and moving protected files
- Protecting and unprotecting pages
- Patrolling pages if the community has the recent changes patrol feature enabled
Having this status causes the tag "Content Moderator" to appear next to user's username in their profile, unless changed on MediaWiki:Userprofile-global-tag-content-moderator. See Special:ListUsers/content-moderator for a member list.
- Administrators enjoy all the privileges of content moderators, so admins do not need to be put into that group in addition to being an admin.
Discussions Moderators (or Thread Moderators) are users who have additional tools available to manage conversations in various features across the community where users are having discussions. These tools are:
- Removing and restoring threads and replies by any user
- Closing and reopening replies
- Manage Discussions categories, and move posts from one category to another
- Deleting blog comments
- Editing and deleting article comments
- Moderating the Discussions feature.
Having this status causes the tag "Thread Moderator" to appear next to user's username in their profile, unless changed on MediaWiki:Userprofile-global-tag-threadmoderator. See Special:ListUsers/threadmoderator for a member list.
- Administrators enjoy all the privileges of discussions moderators, so admins do not need to be put in to that group in addition to being an admin.
Who are this wiki's moderators?
This is a list of users who currently have moderator rights.
Currently, we are not looking for any more Content and Discussions Moderators.
|May 8, 2018||Active|
|March 3, 2021||Active|
|August 3, 2021||Active|
|March 5, 2021||Inactive|
|March 5, 2021||Active|
|March 5, 2021||Active|
Becoming an moderator
Kpop Wiki is currently not open for moderator requests.
However, requests for moderators will appear on the Wiki's Discussions under the Announcements category whenever the need arises. The post will detail what requirements must be met and users to leave a short message on why they want to become a moderator (example of a past post). You may also ask the Wiki's bureaucrat directly on their talk page to request to be a moderator. However, note that there is no guarantee that your application will be approved depending on the Wiki's current needs and activity.
- Must be an active member of the community
- Must have actively contributed to the Wiki for at least 3 months.
- Must demonstrate the understanding of the Wiki's guidelines and policies. Your previous contributions and messages may be reviewed to verify your experience.
- Must understand the difference between vandalism and good-faith edits
- Having experience dealing with other people.
When a user becomes a moderator, their user rights may be upgraded to an administrator depending on their continuing contributions and interactions with other users.
What can moderators not do?
While moderators have fewer powers than an administrator, they should still not abuse them for either personal gain, commits acts of vandalism or to incite other users for malicious reasons. If there is an abuse of moderator rights, disciplinary action may be taken by any of the administrators in the form of a warning or temporary block. If it elevates, the Wiki's bureaucrat will take action in the form of either an extended block, demotion, or removal of rights depending of severity.
What happens if there is an internal dispute?
If you are in dispute with another administrator or moderator, it is recommended that you attempt to resolve the issue directly between one another through their message wall first. Disputes must be handled in a respectful, civil manner, to attempt to find an acceptable resolution quickly, with minimal disruption to the Wiki. If the dispute can not be resolved, the Wiki's bureaucrat may have to step in to mediate.
Note that Fandom staff should only be used as a last resort if the dispute can not be resolved. They can be contacted through their request page.
For additional information regarding other users, please see I have a problem with another user.