Box Critters Wiki:Administrators
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Administrators (also known as admins or sysops) are editors who have been granted the technical ability to perform certain special actions on the Box Critters Wiki.
These include the ability to block and unblock user accounts, IP addresses, and IP ranges from editing, edit fully protected pages, protect and unprotect pages from editing, delete and undelete pages, rename pages without restriction, and use certain other tools. A full list of tools given to administrators can be found at Special:ListGroupRights#sysop.
Administrators are not imbued with any special authority, and are equal to everybody else in terms of editorial responsibility. Many editors consider the terms "sysop" and "administrator" to be misnomers, as they just indicate users who have had performance- and security-based restrictions on several features lifted because they seemed like trustworthy folks and asked nicely. However, it should be noted that administrators do not have any special power over other users other than applying decisions made by all users.
The community does look to administrators to perform essential housekeeping chores that require the extra access administrators are entrusted with. Among them are keeping an eye on new and changed articles to swiftly delete obvious vandalism, and meeting user requests for help that require administrative access. Since administrators are expected to be experienced members of the community, users seeking help will often turn to an administrator for advice and information.