Administrators are members of the community with great knowledge in coding, editing, the wiki's content and Dragonvale itself. Their role is to help the community to function properly as a whole, through the use of tools similar to Wiki Moderators and Chat Moderators, with a few extra ones.
Administrators are responsible for addressing disruption on the wiki by other users, including breaches of civility.
A good administrator listens to the opinions of other people in the community and tries to find a way to respond to issues or suggestions whether it is as small simple accidental error in a template or opening a forum for discussion.
An administrator's authority is as large as the community would like it to be.
Administrators have no right to claim authority over the content and policies of the wiki.
Administrators do not own the site. They cannot shut out the opinions of others.
Abuse of administrator privileges may result in a removal of user rights after community discussion.
Nominees need to show maturity. This includes quality edits, courtesy, and refraining from heavily roleplaying (like wiki "marriage", indulging in "violent acts" toward another user, etc ...)
Administrators are expected to show good behavior both here and on other Wikis. As their conduct will be associated with this wiki, a block or ban on another Wiki as much as here could lead to demotion.
Traits to look for in a potential administrator include, but are not limited to:
A kind approach to fellow members of the community.
Is helpful to other members of the community by trying to answer questions or complaints.
Is familiar with basic editing in source mode on Wikia.
Has a well-rounded knowledge of the content in DragonVale
Is respected by other members of the community.
Is able to work well with others.
Seems like their contributions to the DragonVale community would benefit with the administrator specific tools.
Clearly state whether you support or oppose.
One vote per person.
A small explanation of your vote can be provided but people aren't expected to answer to it. This is meant to vote, not discuss.
Participant must be registered users since before the nomination of the candidate.
Sockpuppeting will result in a cancellation of the votes and a block of all perpetrators.
No questions or discussions allowed. Any non-vote will be deleted.
Voting will last for a week from the time it started.
If at least 80.0% of the community votes cast are in "Support" of a candidate then the candidate will automatically become a staff member on the DragonVale Wiki in that role.
If 60.0% to 79.9% of the community votes cast are in "Support" of the candidate then the candidate will go through a one month probation period with the tools. At the end of the one month if more than 80.0% of the community votes cast are in "Support" of the candidate keeping the tools the candidate will keep them. If less than 80.0% of the community votes cast are in "Support" after the probation period the tools will be removed.
Users that do not support the candidate in the post-probation voting thread should list at least one point that the user could improve in the probation period, so that the user can use it to improve; the points should be reasonable and not being personal reasons.
If less than 60.0% of the community votes cast are in "Support" in the vote then the candidate does not receive the tools or a probation period.
Candidates can be nominated again three months from the end of their probation/end of the vote.
If the candidate is accepted for promotion, a bureaucrat will make the user rights changes. If there are no bureaucrats, then one of the administrators should send a message to Wikia staff at Special:Contact/general with a link to the discussion/vote and a request to promote the user.