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If you feel like you have the ability to maintain the role of staff on the Plants vs. Zombies Wiki, post your user name and a resume.

To ask for your promotion, you must go here and create a promotion thread. The thread should include:

  • What you have done for the wiki in order to have the rights;
  • Your pros, which must include why you should have the rights;
  • Your cons, which must include your weaknesses (optional).
Note: Any promotion thread which does not fulfill one of the compulsory requirements above will be disqualified.

Promotion rules

  • Begging for support from staff is forbidden.
  • Any user who demotes themselves or were demoted for inactivity can instantly get their rights back with the following requirements:
    • They must be active for at least two weeks in a row, but skipping some days are allowed.
    • They must be active in the designated sections of the wiki during the period, depending on their former rights:
      • Rollbacks must manage the mainspace articles.
      • Moderators must be active on chat, mainspace or the forum.
      • Administrators, and bureaucrats must be active on the forum and mainspace.
  • Once your promotion or request is finished or removed, you must wait a month to get another rank or retry your proposal if it failed, unless you are just skipping a rank.
  • Staff members can have a user demoted instantly without any discussion thread needed if the user is inactive or has proved unworthy of the position, though administrators and bureaucrats may need stricter discussions before the demotion.
  • Bureaucrats can promote users in cases of mass inactivity in a particular user rights group without any discussion thread needed.
  • Any user can give their promotion feedback on the requester's promotion thread. However, feedback from regular users will not be counted into the final result.
    • Promotion feedback should answer this question if they want to affect the results: "How would this user benefit the wiki?"
    • Any promotion feedback is invalid if it is just because they are your enemy or friend, unless you put a legitimate reason (good edits, helpful, the like).
      • Poor reasons include "not liking the user," "imperfect grammar," "power hungry," and "haven't seen the user."
  • Only staff's opinions and votes can affect the results. The staff will also agree on the duration of the thread or discussion.
    • If the thread does not end in three weeks, the thread will be closed immediately with the result of the requester failed to be promoted.
  • You must have a Discord account to have an active communication with the rest of the staff team.

NOTE: All staff ranks automatically require that you meet the requirements of the lower ranks as well.

Requirements of being a rollback

  • You must have been on the wiki for at least two months.
  • You must have been active on mainspace and have reverted bad edits in the last two weeks.
  • You must have at least 100 mainspace edits.
  • You must have not been blocked for more than two weeks for the past six months.*

Requirements of being a moderator

  • You must have been on the wiki for at least five months.
  • You must have been active on forum and/or mainspace in the last two weeks.
  • You must have actively monitored forum replies and/or bad edits and reported/reverted them.
    • Note that edits on the Fun & Games branch do not count towards the moderator requirements.
  • You must have at least 300 mainspace edits.
  • You must have not been blocked or banned from the chat more than one week for the past six months.*

Requirements of being an administrator

  • You must have been on the wiki for at least a year.
  • You must know how basic admin tools work (CSS, MediaWiki, AdminDashboard...)
  • You must have at least 500 mainspace edits.
  • You must have not been blocked or banned from the chat more than three days for the past year.*

Requirements of being a bureaucrat

  • You must have the administrator rights and have had them for at least two months.
  • You must have 750 mainspace edits.
  • You must have not been blocked or banned from the chat more than three days for the past year.*
Check your activity on Special:Contributions.
* Blocks or bans caused by an abusive staff member other than yourself do not count, or if the block or ban was canceled.

Notice

When a user is promoted or demoted, the following pages need to be updated.

  1. MediaWiki:Users.css
  2. MediaWiki:Wiki-navigation (excluding all Discord staff)
  3. MediaWiki:Fonts.css (excluding all Discord staff)
  4. MediaWiki:Common.js/LegacyUsertags.js (for Discord staff only)
  5. Plants vs. Zombies Wiki:Staff
  6. Template:Staffmembers
  7. Plants vs. Zombies Wiki:Hyperlink colors (in case if the user cited as an example is either promoted or demoted)
  8. Plants vs. Zombies Wiki:Medals
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