Discussion on admin and rollback votes

Since it was suggested it be put up for discussion, I propose the following...

  • Users must receive a 60% 'yes' percentage to be awarded Rollback.
  • Users must receive a 70% 'yes' percentage to be awarded Administrator privileges.
  • Only active users in good standing may vote.

McJeff (talk this way)/(stalk this way) 22:50, June 8, 2011 (UTC)

Agree with the first two, but disagree with the last. I feel any user should be able to vote. Dan the Man 1983 23:29, June 8, 2011 (UTC)
Dan do you remember how Bully Wiki got moved because two different guys registered sockpuppets and spammed the vote? If we don't have some sort of barrier in regards to who is and who isn't allowed to vote, people like KOA and At0micb0mb could get their buddies and even their sockpuppets given powers. McJeff (talk this way)/(stalk this way) 04:12, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
Yes I remember. But due to that and other cases, I like to think we can now spot sockpuppets a mile off. I sometimes think that 90% of the time, they only did it to annoy us. Everyone should be able to vote, but if we suspect sockpuppetry or even meatpuppetry(some user get someone else to vote in their favour), then we can void those votes. Dan the Man 1983 13:55, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
Don't really agree to be honest - we never did catch At0micb0mb, he only got busted because he harassed a checkuser who then ran it on him. And GTAwiki's about ten times the size of Bully Wiki, just because I recognize all of BW's chronic sockpuppeteers doesn't mean I'm going to be able to identify them. McJeff (talk this way)/(stalk this way) 14:35, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
I've got to agree with Jeff, the rule about only active users in good standing makes sense to me. Tom Talk 14:43, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
Sorry but I never will agree with it. I am a firm believer in freedom of speech, where everyone who uses this wiki can have their say, regardless of what they done in the past. This should not be a dictatorship where a chosen few can only have their say, due to paranoia on people abusing multiple accounts. What are we gonna do? Keep a list of names that are black listed? I have never heard of anything so daft in all my life. Dan the Man 1983 18:13, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
I just don't think users who have only made a few edits or have been blocked or have a history of been a bad user should really get to vote on who becomes an admin. Tom Talk 18:18, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
So now you're saying users with only a few edits cannot have their say or vote? Daft. Dan the Man 1983 18:35, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I guess that one's not such a big deal but do you agree with the other things? Tom Talk 18:41, June 9, 2011 (UTC)

No. Dan the Man 1983 18:46, June 9, 2011 (UTC)

It doesn't mean I won't go along with it though. I believe in doing things in what the majority want, even if I don't agree with them. Since you and Jeff are for it, and I am against it, well the majority is for it. Dan the Man 1983 18:53, June 9, 2011 (UTC)

since i am in the running for rollback rights I wouldn't go along with the tom or Dan but IMV we should put voting rules to the comunity it seems silly voting on voting rules but it mean everyone has a voice.--Owen1983 21:43, June 9, 2011 (UTC)


Regarding Admins, there is now 6 of us. I personally think we do not need anymore. Dan the Man 1983 14:34, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

There are 5 admins :), I think we could use one or two more, this wiki is very large and active so I'm not sure that 5 admins is enough. Tom Talk 22:51, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Month's trial for new admins

Due to past experience, any new admin voted in will be put on a month's trial as admin. At the end of the month, the other staff will have a discussion on whether the editor should keep their admin tools or not.

Reason behind this is because editors in the past have been voted in as admins, have done about 1 day of admin work and then gone AWOL and inactive for no reason at all other then they probably cannot be bothered anymore. Messi1983 10:04, April 5, 2012 (UTC)

As I said on your talk page (you probably haven't seen it yet) I think it should apply for Patrollers too. You can reply here regarding that too make the conversation easier if you like. :) RusselNorthrop(Talk2Me--Contribs) 10:06, April 5, 2012 (UTC)
Okay. Sorry. RusselNorthrop(Talk2Me--Contribs) 10:08, April 5, 2012 (UTC)
Hmmmmmm for patrollers too. Good idea, but I don't know yet. Patrollers only really fight vandalism by clicking rollback. Where as Admins have a huge responsiblity with the day to day basis of keeping this wiki running smoothly by helping users, fighting vandalism and blocking vandals if needed, settling disputes if needed, and moving pages. Messi1983 10:20, April 5, 2012 (UTC)

Combine "Demotion" to "Requests for Promotion"

I was thinking, since we are allowed to demote, shouldn't we rename this page to "GTA Wiki:Requests for Promotion/Demotion"?

Mr. T. (talk) 01:18, March 21, 2013 (UTC)


How can you be a Bureaucrat? I'm not interseted of being, I just want to know how you can get promoted to be one. It doesn't state how you can become one. The Last Request (talk) 21:21, January 21, 2016 (UTC)The Last Request 

In the Staff page, it states that bureaucrats are promoted in the same way as an administrator: "The required 'yes' percentage is 60% for patrollers, and 70% for administrators and bureaucrats." Hope it helps. --BodyArmor-GTACW-Android SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android Detonator-GTACW-Android Crate-GTACW-Android 21:41, January 21, 2016 (UTC)
Most bureaucrats are promoted admins, who are promoted patrollers. Sam Talk 23:35, January 21, 2016 (UTC)


I have a question. How much edits does a user need to be eligible for patroller? User:Big Brother1(Text/Pevert) 19:25, December 31, 2016 (UTC)Big Brother1 

There's no real number of edits required for eligibility, the only thing that really matters is the quality of edits. Generally though, I'd say users with around 500 edits are ones who start to be considered. Sam Talk 22:09, December 31, 2016 (UTC)
Ok, what can I do to get promoted to Patroller? What did you do to get promoted? I want a task because I don't just want to keep fixing vandalism. User:Big Brother1(Text/Pevert) 13:00, January 8, 2017 (UTC)Big Brother1
I became a patroller by cleaning up pages. Basically, just anything you come across that you think will be useful. Sam Talk 19:21, January 8, 2017 (UTC)
"I don't just want to keep fixing vandalism." - You don't have to be patroller for that. Patroller is just an extra set of tools, it's by no mean giving you access to more stuff to do. If you want to do something else than reverting vandalism, then please be our guest. Monolith Patch Rain - Talk SCS Freedom 20:21, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

I do want to revent Vandalism Pain, but there are other ways I can help the Wiki, and all I'm doing is looking for them to see which works best. I understand tools don't give us everything, but I would at least like to be known. User:Big Brother1(Text/Pevert) 22:29, January 8, 2017 (UTC)Big Brother1