There are four kinds of users with additional powers in the Vietnam War Wiki - patrollers, chat moderators, administrators and bureaucrats.
- Chat moderators have the power to ban users from chat.
- Patrollers have the power to roll back edits with just one click and mark edits as patrolled.
- Administrators have the power to - in addition to the powers of a moderator - delete pages, protect pages and ban users from the wiki.
- Bureaucrats differ from regular administrators in that bureaucrats can give and revoke other people's administrative powers.
For details, please see Help:User access levels.
Active chat moderators
Inactive chat moderators
User rights requests
For you to become an administrator, moderator, chat moderator or patroller, someone with bureaucrat access must make you one. Please note that the additional power is not a reward for good contributions nor a promotion to have more authority than other users. Simply put, a special rights user is a user who is being trusted with access to certain technical features to aid in article or community maintenance. Not everybody who meets the requirements will automatically become a special rights user, they are appointed on a per-need basis.
Making the request
If you meet the requirements above and want to become an administrator, moderator or chat moderator you need to start a thread in Forum:Wiki discussion titled Chat Moderator Request – [your username], "Moderator Request - [your username]" or "Adminship Request - [your username]". In this thread, you should describe why you would like to become a moderator or admin and what your major contributions have been thus far.
For the position of chat moderator, you also need – in addition to the edit and activity requirement – an endorsement from an active administrator. This is as simple as an active administrator having openly supported your prospect of applying and will sign your application when it’s posted on the fora. An unsigned application for chat moderator will not be passed.
When your application has been posted, Vietnam War Wiki's community will be able to discuss whether or not you should be made moderator or admin over a timespan of at least one week (or more in case of controversy). The final decision will be up to the bureaucrat(s) after the community has had its say.
In difference to the other posts, patroller rights need no community vote. If you wish to apply for patroller, and you meet the requirements, just write an application and leave it on a bureaucrat's talk page. They will then decide whether you have earned patroller rights or not.