Orange Is the New Black Wiki
Orange Is the New Black Wiki

Administrators are experienced and trusted members of the Orange Is the New Black Wiki community who have access to restricted technical features ("tools") which help with maintenance. They are also useful as moderators in community discussion and interaction.

Those seeking help can turn to an administrator for advice and information. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see Special:Listusers/sysop.


Administrator abilities[]

While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, administrators have a few additional functions:

Bureaucrat abilities[]

A bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki.


Fandom staff members have full access to all Fandom. They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Please use Special:Contact to contact Fandom staff.

Wiki Representative[]

A Wiki Representative is a parttime Staff member assigned to the community to be the bridge between the community and Fandom staff. They're your first line of contact in case you have an issue for which the administrators cannot help you. You can check Special:Community to see if one is assigned to this community.

Administrator conduct[]

Administrators have been entrusted with the means to maintain the overall quality of the site. With this in mind, an administrator is expected to:

  • be friendly, welcoming, and helpful to others
  • be a capable and constructive contributor to the wiki
  • be open and welcoming in their communication and respond to messages on their wall in a reasonably timely manner
  • address disruption on the wiki by other users, including breaches of civility.

In addition to following the general rules, an administrator must not:

  • act like they own the site. Orange Is the New Black Wiki belongs to the community, and administrators are the protectors of the community.
  • abuse their administrator privileges to censor or otherwise unfairly inhibit reasonable discussion.
  • misapply or selectively apply the code of conduct in their moderating role.

While administrators are not above regular users in terms of importance, they should be aware that their status makes role models out of them, and they should carry themselves accordingly.

Removal of rights[]

If it is believed that privileges are being abused by an administrator, the following process should be applied.

  1. Communicate with them. Try to talk it out and come to an agreement.
  2. If attempts at communication fail, bring this to the attention of another administrator and/or bureaucrat to mediate. In absence thereof, reach out to the assigned Wiki Representative or Fandom Staff.
  3. Removal of admin rights will be considered by an active bureaucrat. If a decision to remove admin rights is taken, detailed reasoning with reference to local policies or Fandom's Terms of Use must be provided in order to satisfy a standard of accountability. One or more of the following must be shown:
    • Sustained, deliberate misuse of the privileges given
    • Sustained failure to follow the code of conduct in their entirety
    • Sustained failure to follow the conduct guidelines outlined further above

Administrators should remain active to assist the wiki. In cases of prolonged inactivity, removal of user rights may be considered by an active bureaucrat based on the needs of the community.

Becoming an administrator[]

New administrators are selected based on a necessity for the community. Taking wiki activity and general need for moderation into account, an active bureaucrat will decide when nominations for adminship are accepted. Any community member that meets the requirements to nominate can send an active bureaucrat a motivated request to open the nomination page.

Nomination requirements[]

To become an administrator, someone with bureaucrat rights must make you one. While the final decision to give someone adminiship rights belongs to the bureaucrat, the community can get involved by nominating good candidates with the aforementioned administrator conduct code in mind:

  • Nominators, nominees, and commenters need to have made a minimum of 50 edits in a regular fashion and have been consistently active for at least two weeks prior to the date of the nomination.
  • Anyone (including administrators and bureaucrats) meeting the involvement requirement can nominate themselves or someone else to become an administrator on Orange Is the New Black Wiki.
  • Any nomination must be accompanied by a logical, reasonable statement in line with the requirements for adminship, detailing why they would be a good fit for admin.
    • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure compliance.
    • Unless they are later clarified in an acceptable way, non-complying nominations will be rejected by an administrator or bureaucrat without notice.
  • Nominations may be critiqued or discussed underneath the nomination at any time in a civil and reasonable manner. Community members may ask nominees any questions they may have.
    • Critiques without proper reasoning or unconstructive comments will be discarded.
  • Community members have 2 weeks to comment on a nomination before an active bureaucrat will make a decision.
    • This period starts immediately in the case of a self-nomination, or after the acceptance of the nomination.

Receiving the rights[]

Two weeks after the nomination was made/accepted, an active bureaucrat will make the final call, but they will need to take the well-reasoned support/oppose comments into account. When going against the majority decision of the community, the bureaucrat needs to detail why, with reference to the administrator requirements and general wiki policies.

Current nominations[]

Nominations are currently CLOSED.

See also[]