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WARFRAME Wiki Administrators, or officially referred as Tenno Chroniclers, are elected by fellow admins and Digital Extremes on an as needed basis and by watching the activities of contributors to see that they are in line with Fandom etiquette and reflect Digital Extremes in a good light. Each of them are expected to fulfill a set of roles, including community moderation and site maintenance, on a voluntary basis.

Different types of users have access to different functions of the site. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, administrators can access a few additional functions to facilitate a healthy wiki community.

Persons in leadership positions are expected (but not required) to also have a presence in the Warframe Wiki Discord server (invite link) for another point of contact outside of wiki Message Walls.

Last updated: Fri, 05 Jul 2024 18:03:33 +0000 (UTC) by User:Cephalon Scientia

Administrators

*Alphabetical order.
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Administrators are responsible users who have shown they have the experience, ability, and attitude to be accepted as leaders by the community. They are reliable members of the wiki who have been part of the site for a reasonable length of time.

They are both the role-models and the rule-keepers for the wiki. They should think of this role as serving the community, helping to maintain and care for it, rather than as a position of power and control. They are equal to other users, but have more responsibility and the permission of the community to make decisions for the group.

An administrator must act in order to maintain the hairline balance of precise & accurate information and community satisfaction. This means they are responsible for ensuring that the wiki is not damaged by malicious actions or bad faith actors, but also that the community as a whole is happy and enjoying their time on the site.

Administrator rights are managed by Fandom and are listed here.

Moderators

*Alphabetical order.
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Content Moderators and Discussions Moderators are users who have shown themselves their experience and behavior to the benefit of the wiki. They are also an ideal member who have partial administrator permissions such as access to basic site moderation controls like rollback and protecting pages.

Like administrators, they should think of this role as serving the community, helping to maintain and care for it, rather than as a position of power and control. They are equal to other users, but have more responsibility and the permission of the community to make decisions for the group.

Moderator rights are managed by Fandom and are listed here. Wiki moderators on this wiki will have both Content Moderator and Discussions Moderator responsibilities and permissions. This wiki does not strictly differentiate between Content and Discussions Moderators.

Digital Extremes Staff

Some Digital Extremes (DE) staff members have administrator or bureaucrat rights. Bureaucrats can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators. Despite having elevated permissions, they have limited involvement on day-to-day manners on the site, but wiki administrators and moderators are expected to work alongside them when necessary. Note that not all wiki administrators and moderators have a direct point of contact with DE staff. In the very rare scenario where one needs to do so, please contact one of the wiki admins for more information. Also, please do not directly contact DE staff for issues regarding the game, make a support ticket instead on https://support.warframe.com/hc/.

Bots

Bots are accounts that help users to make automated or semi-automated edits via third-party scripts or programs. Contributors may often find them doing large amount of minor, repetitive edits for site maintenance and clean up. They are usually operated by one administrator or moderator.

Before using a bot on WARFRAME Wiki, please discuss with an administrator and follow the necessary procedures for creating a bot.

Fandom Staff

Fandom staff members and Wiki Managers have full access to all Fandom wikis. See https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Community_Central:Staff for more details on Fandom's different divisions of their Community Team.

Users can also reach out to Fandom staff via their Zendesk support page: https://support.fandom.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

Community Experience (ComEx)

Wiki Managers and Wiki Representatives serve as liaison between this wiki and other Fandom staff. Note that they are not the only points of contact between this community and Fandom, but are usually the most accessible.

  • ReverieCode - Wiki Representative (November 22, 2022 - current)
  • OishiiOnIno - Wiki Representative (August 3, 2022 - November 22, 2022)
  • Mr Pie 5 - Wiki Representative (February 13, 2021 - July 30th, 2022)
  • Atvelonis - Wiki Representative (May 12, 2019 - February 13, 2021)
  • MisterWoodhouse - Wiki Representative (January 23, 2019 - May 12, 2019)
  • JAlbor (as part of Video Games Community Development team @ Wikia, July 2, 2013 - 2015)

Community Activations (ComAct)

Community Activations team works on the Official Wiki program and are responsible for partnerships between IP holders (Digital Extremes in our case) and the wiki.

Community Safety (ComSafe)

Community Safety team keeps the platform safe and inclusive by upholding Fandom's site-wide trust and safety policies.

  • DToast - Community Manager, Technical Safety
  • TimmyQuivy - Director, Community Safety

Becoming a part of admin team

For a basic pathway on how to be an admin, see WARFRAME Wiki:Career Progression.

The admin team should contain people with various skills and specialties, while representing the diversity of the Warframe community. All members should have knowledge of the basics of administering a wiki, including some knowledge of (or interest in learning) advanced wiki markup including templates, CSS, and JavaScript. The style of contributions are often more important than the number or type. For example, someone with thousands of small spelling corrections is an asset to the wiki, but may not make as good an admin as someone who shows they have experience in helping others in the community.

If you have a specific skill you feel that you could use in the wiki, but need admin privileges to use, please contact a current administrator to discuss how to accomplish your goal.

Administrators and moderators are selected as needed by other admins, with approval from DE staff. There is no formal process or application form for becoming an administrator or moderator. Administrators and moderators are typically a lifetime appointment. In extreme cases, Fandom staff and bureaucrats reserve the right to remove an administrator or moderator from their position in accordance to Fandom's terms of service.

In the event that there are no active admins or bureaucrats on the wiki, one can contact Fandom staff to adopt the wiki. See Adoption:Requests for details.

Required skills

Some examples of required skills for a sense of an admin/moderator's responsibilities:

Soft skills
  • Able to coordinate effectively in a team of volunteer editors
  • Self-starter; able to step up to a leadership role when the situation requires it
  • Critical thinker
  • Can conduct in a professional manner where and when appropriate
  • Can type in formal prose style
  • Fluent in writing in the English language
  • Empathetic and patient listener to other people's issues and complaints
  • Able to detach work on the wiki from themselves; doesn't take it personal when other people changes their edits or make complaints
  • Able to make swift judgments that can be backed with justifications when inquired
  • Able to de-escalate and defuse tense situations by being a neutral arbitrator
  • Ability to leverage hard and soft power to resolve an issue (know when to take direct action vs. delegating power to the community)
  • Able to be flexible and adaptive to externalities and things out of one's control
  • Open-minded to new ideas and cultures
  • Exhibit a growth mindset
  • Familiar with online and Internet culture (more emphasis on Western/English Internet culture)
  • Literate in modern everyday technology (digital literacy)
Hard skills
  • Familiar with wikitext and wiki markup syntax; comfortable with editing in Source Editor
  • Familiar with Fandom's wiki interface
  • Knows how to edit wikis on desktop
  • Minimum high-school or secondary-level mathematics (e.g. algebra and statistics) and English language
  • Is an active member of the WARFRAME community for over a year or for a long enough time to:
    • Develop a strong sense of community wants, beliefs, and gameplay meta
    • Be proficient (not necessarily an expert or "professional") in all of WARFRAME's gameplay systems
    • Understand video game lingo and jargon when communicating topics about the metagame and general WARFRAME gameplay (typically online FPS or MMORPG backgrounds)

Optional skills

General

Soft skills
  • Community building and engagement
  • Wiki stakeholder management
  • Ability to communicate constituents needs and desires to proper outlets
  • Ability to collect and analyze feedback and transform them into meaningful actions
Hard skills
  • Deep knowledge of WARFRAME's game design and game development (at a level where most consider to be "veteran-level" knowledge):
    • Damage mechanics
    • General lore
    • Gameplay loop
    • RNG mechanics
    • Monetization scheme
    • Internal workings (APIs, debugging logs, implementation details, etc.)
    • Common implementation of video game topics, features, and rules (AI, RNG, matchmaking, procedural generation, texturing, rigging, etc.)
    • General update schedule (when major updates happen, what's being changed, when Prime Access usually occurs, etc.)
    • Social media outlets for news and official information
  • College/post-secondary level mathematics:
    • Descriptive statistics
    • Inferential statistics
    • Probability
    • Differential calculus
    • Integral calculus
  • Ability to communicate high-level, abstract math concepts to the average reader by using layman terms (mathematical communication skills)
  • Being able to differentiate between good and bad website user experience on desktop and mobile platforms
    • By extension, knows and is able to implement modern web accessibility standards and practices
  • Discord server moderation
  • Knowledge of high-level MediaWiki-related topics:
  • Basic knowledge on search engine optimization (SEO)

As a developer

Hard skills
  • Programming experience in:
    • Lua
    • JavaScript
    • Python (very rarely used)
  • Knowledge in computer science and software development topics:
    • Data structures and algorithms
    • Database design and management (SQL and NoSQL)
    • User experience and interface (a.k.a human-computer interaction)
    • Human-centered design
    • Quality control and testing
    • Project management (SCRUM/Agile)
    • Object oriented programming (OOP)
    • Web application design, development, and architecture
    • Open source development
    • Networking (basic knowledge only)
    • Computer architecture (basic knowledge only)
    • Continuous integration and development (basic knowledge only)
    • Embedded systems (basic knowledge only)
    • Cloud Computing (basic knowledge only; actual backend development work is done by Fandom's software engineers, not volunteer software developers)
  • Comfortable with programming without an integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Ability to communicate high-level and abstract software design practices to other community developers and for documentation purposes
  • Terminal/command-line shell navigation and usage

As an editor

Hard skills
  • Copywriting skills and experience
  • Able to operate tools like AutoWikiBrowser for semi-automated edits and mass clean up
  • Familiar with regular expressions finding and replacing text
  • Familiar with LaTeX for formatting math equations
  • Knowledge in media manipulation topics:
    • Audio recording and editing
    • Video recording and editing
    • Image editing
    • Encoding and decoding (codecs)
    • Compression and decompression
  • Able to use media editing tools like Audacity, Adobe PhotoShop, and Adobe Premiere or their equivalents
  • Proficient or fluent in non-English languages to communicate with the international WARFRAME community
  • Know how to use search engines to find niche topics for research
  • Know how to read research papers, navigate site archives, and find news articles for research

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 he or she prefers 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. Ideally an admin shouldn't be considered "in charge". The ideal admin is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the Fandom community.

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