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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".
  • Edit other users' social profiles, such as removing offensive content.

These functions are solely for housekeeping for keeping Destinypedia 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 Destinypedia.

Can I become an Administrator?

Main article: Destinypedia:Requests for Adminship

Currently, administrators are selected on an as-needed basis only. As Destinypedia grows, more administrators will be needed to assist in its operation. Once Destinypedia reaches significant size and activity, new administrators will then be selected via a Request for Adminship.

What are Bureaucrats?

Main article: Destinypedia: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.

Administrator Help Guide

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

Meet the Team!

Since Destinypedia is dedicated to being the best and most comprehensive encyclopedia for Destiny on the web, we task special users with certain maintenance jobs to ensure Destinypedia's integrity and most importantly, the community.

Current Admins

Dante the Ghost (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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I am Dante the Ghost. I have been a member here since May 8, 2016. I'm the general editor who cleans up after users, and I occasionally do large wiki projects at a time. If you need me, contact me on my message board or through Discord and I'll be sure to answer.
Favorite thing about Destiny.
Titans; who doesn't love to punch everything? And also lore itself; funny, you'd think I'd be a Warlock but no, Titans and knowledge should go hand in hand.


Primus Draug'oth (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Hello, this is Primus Draug'oth. I've been a member since March 13, 2016. My main focus here is on gameplay mechanics and presenting information as it is displayed in-game.
Favorite thing about Destiny.
Forsaken is Destiny 2, but it's actually good.


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MorningWalker (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Former Admins

Inactivity and resignation procedures

Admins who are inactive (defined as making no mainspace edits for a period of three months or more) will automatically have their sysop rights lapsed and be made a Patroller. A notice of this action should be given to the said user on their talk page. Should the former admin return to sustained activity within six months of their last edit, their rights shall be restored as they were previously upon request. If the user returns to activity after this period has passed, they must request their rights back with a Request for Adminship (RfA).

Admins who resign their sysop rights will be formally granted patroller status. If a resigned admin returns within six months of resigning and desires to have their rights back, they should be granted as such. Should they want their rights back after the six month period has passed, the user will have to make a formal request with an RfA.