AVID:Requests for Permissions

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Welcome! If you are considering requesting to become either a moderator or an administrator, you must read the Note below. Please see the Instructions section for guidance on how to request.

Note to Requesters

Before you continue, please read the entirety of the AVID:Site Staff page. You must know the ins and outs of being part of site staff before requesting to be one.


  • Rollback is the ability to revert multiple edits by a single user with one click. Someone with the rollback ability is a "rollbacker." Rollbackers are able to, through either the Recent Changes or the history of a page, click "[rollback]" and automatically undo a series of edits. Let's say a vandal comes along and severely damages a page, publishing multiple negative edits on this page. In order to repair the damage, a user without rollback permissions would have to edit the page and manually restore it to its former state, or do one or more undos. A rollbacker can simply go to the history of the page in question and click "rollback." Voila!

Awesome! What do I need to do in order to become a rollbacker?

  • Unfortunately, following the introduction of the moderatorship, the rollbacker user group has been deprecated in favor of the moderator group following a discussion that can be found here.


The Moderator role allows users to help out the Admins and Bureaucrats by gaining slightly elevated powers to help keep the Wiki clean and free from vandals, without the power to enact major changes to the Wiki. It is also a first step and learning experience with the Wiki's staff team for users who wish to become Admin or Bureaucrat in the future.

What are the requirements?

  • You must have at least 250 edits and they must be in good faith. (Edits prior to May 2020 on the former CLG Wiki website are counted towards this threshold)
  • You must not have been strongly warned within the last 3 months or tempblocked within the last 6 months.
  • You should show a keen interest in the site and willingness to get involved with the community.
  • You should show evidence of helping out the Admin team in the past. This includes reporting users and alerting Admins, but it does not require you to have done any rollbacks in the past.
    • Actions users have taken on the Wiki's official Discord server will also be taken into account when considering users for Moderator.

I have the commitment needed for Admin. Can I skip Moderator and jump straight to Admin?


Becoming an administrator is a big responsibility. Administrators work very hard to maintain AVID and keep it running. This is not something that is handed out frequently or without thought. Only the most trustworthy, active, and knowledgeable users are granted adminship. For more insight into what this means and what it requires, please continue reading.

Administrators have a lot of power, and thereby have significant responsibility. If you do not think you will be able to properly handle that power and make responsible decisions, this is not for you.

I know I can handle being an administrator. What are the requirements to becoming one?
While bureaucrats do have some flexibility in deciding who becomes an administrator, there are a set of base guidelines that they look for in reviewing requests:

  • User must have registered their account 1 year ago on avid.miraheze.org (we'll check on Special:CentralAuth to make sure). In addition, you must have at least 1,000 or more edits (Edits prior to May 2020 on the former CLG Wiki website are counted towards this threshold).
  • User should not currently be disruptive to the wiki, intentionally or not.
  • User has not previously requested for adminship within the past 3 months.
  • User has proven knowledge of AVID and its site rules. This means that they follow editing guidelines, they fix and improve pages, they upload high quality logos and follow copyright rules, etc.
  • User is active in fighting vandalism, sockpuppetry, and policy-breakers. This means that their editing history provides evidence of assisting administrators (i.e. editing talk pages of admins to alert them of destructive users), reporting users, and undoing/rolling back poor or nonconstructive edits.

I satisfy (or mostly satisfy) all of the above requirements. What now?
Remember that when you become an administrator, you are expected to increase in activity and effectiveness. If you are granted adminship, you are expected to edit often and use your powers responsibly. You are expected to continue doing all of the above and more. This includes logging-on daily, responding to user reports, responding to messages or questions on your talk page, monitoring the recent changes, participating in wiki discussions, maintaining the front/AVID/MediaWiki pages, and constructively utilizing administrator abilities. If your request is approved and you are inactive or caught abusing your powers, bureaucrats and/or Miraheze staff members reserve the right to remove your rights and punish you accordingly.

I am prepared to do everything you just listed and more.
If you truly believe you are a fit to become an administrator, then we wish you luck! Be aware of how the requesting process works. This is a voting process. All users are permitted to vote, whether or not they are an administrator. They will either support, oppose, or comment. After a request is published, AVID editors have a maximum of one month to vote, although closure can occur earlier at the original author's request or if consensus one way or the other is overwhelming (SNOW). After one month is up, should none of the early closure exceptions apply, a bureaucrat will review the votes and make a decision. If more than one month has passed and a bureaucrat has not responded to a request, feel free to notify a bureaucrat on their talk page or via Discord. You are not permitted whatsoever to edit in the support or oppose sections after the maximum voting period has passed. You may add or reply to comments, but you may not modify or remove others' comments. If you are caught trying to influence editors to vote or change their vote, your request will be disqualified. Cheating, incivility, and harassment is prohibited. The Instructions section below will guide you on how to publish a request.


If you are an administrator who would like bureaucracy, contact a bureaucrat on their talk page or Discord. If approved, you may request for bureaucracy through AVID:Requests for Permissions.

Instructions for Requesting

Please ensure you have read the above section. Anyone requesting must have a valid reason to why they should be promoted, and understand how to use the abilities. Use the code below to request. Fill in each parameter with what is specified (except the "Request" and "~~~~" part, leave that alone). Remember that these abilities are not given out freely or carelessly, and that they are not for fun. If your request is ignored or rejected, do not feel bad. Take the voters' advice and begin to work harder so you can request again in the future.

Code for Requesters:

{{Request|Username|Reason as to why you should be a moderator/administrator|~~~~}}


When typing:

The following would appear:


talk · contribs · editcount · logs · block log · rights log





Instructions for Voting

All users are able to vote, but may only vote once per request (see the user accounts policy). Please note that if a request has already been approved/rejected by a bureaucrat, you are no longer able to vote. In the Support section, users should sign if they think that the user has earned the abilities. In the Oppose section, users should sign if they disagree with the user being promoted. In the Comments section, users may add their opinion or questions as to why or why not the user should/nt be promoted.

Users vote using either of the following templates:
{{Support}} You make a good fit. ~~~~
Support You make a good fit. [signature]

{{Oppose}} You make a bad fit. ~~~~
Oppose You make a bad fit. [signature]


So do you think you are fit for the staff team? If so, then go ahead and make a request in any of the three sections below.



talk · contribs · editcount · logs · block log · rights log

Hi. I've been active on here since 2022, and I've gone a long way from there. Since the last time I requested, I've become more mature, been taking more attention to user reports, reporting people when they break rules, and I would do anything to keep the site up and running. Whenever someone does something wrong, I would really like to make it right. I would like to be part of the staff because of this. I would love to play a part in keeping this wiki sock-free, vandal-free and rule-breaker free, so this wiki can be one of the most popular sources of information for logos for now, for ever.


Support ForcedExcess26 (talk) 18:33, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support I would first like to start off by saying, I don't really know the dynamics around here (as in permission requests), but I believe that the candidate has some good possibilities with moderator. Seeing their contributions, I can definitely say that these few extra permissions will help what they are doing. His rationale is not really that good, but it's still a rationale that I can accept. -- Cheers, Bukkit (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:20, 20 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Oppose for now. Not yet my dude. Wait. You are improving, but as sung by the Muppet Babies, good things come to those who... WAIT! JrStudios Logo .png(What you gonna do when clip-ons come for you!?) 11:05, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why do you think that they should wait longer? Just saying "wait a bit longer" and not saying why they should wait (or how long they should) is extremely discouraging. -- Cheers, Bukkit (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:10, 20 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oppose While you have improved a lot, I think you should wait just a little bit longer. Sickminecraft45 Signature Icon.jpg (Talk to Me!) 16:22, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why do you think that they should wait longer? Just saying "wait a bit longer" and not saying why they should wait (or how long they should) is extremely discouraging. -- Cheers, Bukkit (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:10, 20 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
behavior wise, Sonicfan is slightly immature and not fit. Luke tells it best, his response is below mine. JrStudios Logo .png(What you gonna do when clip-ons come for you!?) 11:43, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oppose I am going to echo the others and say you should probably wait a bit longer before you apply for a role on the staff team. You did indeed get off to a rough start here at AVID, but I have seen noticeable improvement from you in recent times and you have settled into the community much better now. You have made some good efforts so far in terms of helping out the staff team, but I would like to see you continue working at this and even try to exceed what you've done so far. You will have my support when the time is right, if you want feedback on where you're at/how you're progressing towards becoming moderator-ready, I am sure myself and the other members of staff will be willing to tell you what you've been doing well and where you can improve. Co-operating with us and showing keen enthusiasm to work with us and learn the site is intuition we like to see and definitely helps make a name for yourself - especially when it comes to us supporting new staff members to join our team. Luke2505 (talk) 20:50, 16 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Symbol comment.svg Comment: You have shown significant improvement to you behaviour since your last request, however, I feel your reasoning is still somewhat weak. If you can build further on why you think you're fit for moderatorship, I'll put my support behind you. Eternity Media Group Wordmark.png (Lets chat!) 12:59, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It's that I've been paying more attention to user reports. For example, remember Sadspongebob21 aka. Jack Norris? That was me. And then Parkee is Back, while I didn't make the report, I did mention someone else he targeted (789). As well as that, YouKonade said the S-word on a forum. That was me (Sure, that wasn't as bad as vandalism or sockpuppetry, but it's still a rule to not swear). Sgtshep557 uploaded 2 fake logos and a fake draft. I know most of the users I reported were minor, but I still think I'm ready for this responsibility. Sonic-default-dance.gif 13:13, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Whenever anything goes wrong, I make them right. That's why I want to be a mod, so I can resolve problems with other users, and help the wiki, as it is bigger than ever, and needs as much help as it can get. Sonic-default-dance.gif 17:32, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. I hope nobody is particularly fooled by negligible reports of very small violations, the continued evasion from any substantial reason besides 'pls I want it', and the lack of demonstrated skills or judgement that might help in realizing this role. Every time I see Sonicfan one phrase comes to mind: high maintenance. Not a wise addition to the staff team until there is a radical shift in Sonicfan's core behavior. Obsessing over getting moderatorship and even adminship was demonstrated in the forums not long ago. This is harsh, but AVID has standards to keep for its scale and people who want to collect hats aren't it. An avoidable repeat of administrative issues from the 789guy (not considering the scandal that was lopped on top). I recommend Sonicfan just stop placing these requests and wait until someone authoritative tells him it's time to apply. --Raidarr (talk) 14:39, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That obsession wasn't me. Also, when you said to tell me to stop it, you're kinda sounding like I just constantly post requests, when I only posted 1 back then, and 1 now. And the reason why most of them were minor because that's all I've spotted so far. If I did, I'd report them immediately. As well as that, I've also done some good edits and contributions lately, and I want to help with the wiki as much as I can. I'm willing to do anything to play a part in making the wiki the best it can be. Sonic-default-dance.gif 17:15, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    When I said 'If I did, I'd report them immediately', I meant as in socks, vandals etc. Sonic-default-dance.gif 20:28, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    sounds like you're confusing Sonicfan and Sickminecraft. Eternity Media Group Wordmark.png (Lets chat!) 01:00, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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