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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

Arcmind (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Hello Guardian, welcome to the Archives! I am Arcmind, an admin of this wiki. I signed up here on June 14th, 2016‎ after joining Halopedia months before. Seeing things that needed doing on this site I decided to try and help out, and here I am. :)

I usually focus on lore oriented work and proper page formatting, but should another Guardian need help in their endeavors, I would not hesitate to lend a hand. Should you need any help editing, or have any questions, I would be glad to help out in any way I can. You can contact me on my talk page or message board and I will try to get back to you ASAP.

Favorite thing about Destiny.
Rasputin; whoever says otherwise needs serious help.

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, I'm Primus Draug'oth. I've been a member since March 13, 2016, and I suppose it's fair to call me the Rancor of the group. My main focus is on gameplay mechanics and presenting information as it is displayed in-game. If you need anything of that sort clarified, feel free to reach out to me.
Favorite thing about Destiny.
Destiny 2 has started off rather poorly and has remained that way for months, just like Destiny 1, but it's for a different reason. Before it was a case of a lack of identity, and now it's a lack of depth and grit. At least D1 had the pleasure of actually being fun to play, with fast movement, solid gunplay, and powerful Light abilities. D2 started off much more bare-bones and stripped away nearly everything that made the Destiny series worth investing in: we became weaker, and the narrative became a complete joke. Bungie has since then been trying to clean up the mess they made, however slowly, to steadily regain trust in the community and to put the game back on track, and it hasn't been enough for me, personally. However, things seem to be dramatically turning around in Forsaken. Our power fantasies are coming true, and we finally have a universe to care about, with actual consequences and even moral obligations! My interest has been reinvigorated. Destiny is going to be great again...or at least, I hope it will.

Porplemontage (talk) (contribs) (e-mail)
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Favorite thing about Destiny.
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Shazamikaze (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.