Different 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.

  • Deleting and undeleting pages, page histories, and uploaded files.
  • Locking (protecting) a page so it can not be edited or renamed by users without admin rights.
  • Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
  • Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.

A Bureaucrat can make other users into Bureaucrats or Administrators on their own wiki. They can also remove Admin rights from other Administrators but not from other Bureaucrats. To remove Bureaucrat rights from another Bureaucrat please contact one of the community staff members.

Some Wikia staff members have full access to all Wikia. They will be shown in Special:Listusers/staff on any wiki. Please see the Central Wikia contact page for details on how to contact Wikia staff.

Who are this Wiki's Administrators?

The "founder" of a wiki, the person who first requested it, is given administrator access automatically. Founders are also given bureaucrat access so they can make any other user on their wiki an administrator or bureaucrat. However, in this case the Founder retired many years ago and the wiki has since been Adopted. An Adopter has the same administer rights as a Founder. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see Special:Listusers/sysop.

Here is a list of this wiki's Administrators.

User Promotion Date Position Current status
Sophitia cute *-*ColColton 13 May, 2015 Adopter/Bureaucrat Active
SiegfriedLightningSakura 17 August, 2015 Bureaucrat Active
Raphael Soul Calibur VJefferyDante 3 September, 2016 Administrator Active
300px-Sc5 pub 2d natsu1-copyTwin Angel Step 22 August, 2018 Adminstrator Active

Who were this Wiki's Admins?

These Users were once Admins of this Wikia, they are however not anymore. This could be due to Inactivity, Resignation, Breaking of the Rules, or anything else.

Here is a list of all previous Administrators.

Former Admins Signature Promotion Date Demotion Date Reason for Demotion
Sc5 pub 2d zwei1b-copyArishimaru Arishimaru (talk) 27 June, 2012 02 February, 2016 Inactivity
Hwang Seong-GyeongEricard ERICARD Anything else? 20 April, 2010 16 September, 2015 Resignation/Inactivity
Che1280Fpunzi Fpunzi (Talk) 14 August, 2008 15 August, 2015 Inactivity
Linkfx3Highwayman Myth Highwayman Myth Gimme a Holler? 27 July, 2009 05 March, 2016 Retired/Inactivity
Gir1280Josmaq Josmaq (Talk) 21 May, 2007 15 August, 2015 Inactivity
Nightmare Soul Calibur VNightmare76 Nightmare76 Reply? 24 August, 2010 15 August, 2015 Inactivity
Soulcalibur-v-20110607100341736 640wSarahPaiFan --SarahPaiFan 28 February, 2009 15 August, 2015 Inactivity
Siegfried-schtauffen-in-soul-calibur-4Siegfriedschtauffen SiegfriedSchtauffen TALK Founder/20 May 2007 15 August 2015 Resignation/Inactivity
ME0001449620 2SMS1996 SMS1996 - Wanna talk? 26 July, 2009 15 August, 2015 Inactivity
TalimmSnowsfall Insert Rupee(Fall into Ruin) 29 October, 2012 23 February, 2016 Inactivity
4ec254887427bSoulGauger The Wolf is Around here (talk) 17th August, 2015 1st March, 2018 Inactivity
Sc5-tiraSuuusuuu Suuusuuu (talk) 23 December, 2011 15 August, 2015 Inactivity
Cassandra-alexandra-in-soul-calibur-4-jpgYuna.Fan Yuna.Fan (talk) 25 December, 2011 6 March, 2016 Inactivty

How do I use administrator powers?

See the administrators' how-to guide for a guide on using admin functions.

Becoming an administrator

For you to become an Administrator, someone with Bureaucrat access must make you one. However, Bureaucrats cannot randomly pick and choose who they want to be an Admin. All Users who wish to become an Admin must go through a formal discussion. To do so go to Request for Adminship and follow the guidelines for application. If the Community has voted for a certain User to become an Admin then they must agree to the Admin Policies first before any official change is made.

What do administrators do?

Administrators (including bureaucrats) are responsible for maintaining the wiki. Administrators are able to delete pages from the wiki, though non-administrators can nominate pages for deletion. Admins can also "lock" and "unlock" pages from editing, or limit editing of pages to registered users only. Administrators can use warnings to address issues with editors, and can block editors and unregistered contributors from editing the wiki if they violate policies. Administrators are able to make some changes to the wiki's appearance and interface for users, through the editing of MediaWiki pages and the wiki's .css and javascript. Administrators participate in community discussions and help determine consensus in those discussions. In addition to all these (and some other) jobs, administrators make contributions to the wiki, just like any other user.

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 use 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 community.

Blocking Users

Administrators have the right to block any User if they have broken rules of the Wiki or for other reasons (See main article). Any Administrator who blocks a User must use the following Template on the offending Users Message Wall:

If the offending User requests an unblock then Administrators have the right to accept or decline the unblock and must place one of the following Templates on the offending Users Message Wall:

If an Administrator feels that a User needs to be blocked indefinitely for severe reasons, or if for example the sole purpose of the account is to spam links to external site etc, that an Admin must use the following Template on the offending Users Message Wall:

Don't forget: If you're blocking a User indefinitely, make sure in the blocking options under "Expiry" click "Other time:" then write "indefinite" and not "100 years" for example.

Please see the main article for more information on blocking in general and/or click on the templates to see information about blocking and accepting/declining an unblock request.

Leaving messages on a Users Message Wall

An Administrator, like any other User, can leave messages on Users Message Walls in order to; Have a friendly chat, give the User a warning, leave a block message, help a User out or anything else.

If an Admin wishes to leave a message on any Users Message Wall then please end the message using the following coding:


This will produce:

Sc4sop1JaseyJasee wallblogSc5pyr1

With the signature being your own signature instead.

You only need to use this when leaving the initial message, not on each reply you make.

Definitions of current status

Here on Soulcalibur Wiki, we have four different categories of Administrators depending on their activity. Administrators will be tagged as one of the following (activity based):

Current status Criteria
Active Admins who are tagged as Active will have the template {{Active}} on their user page. This means they visit the wiki regularly and frequently. They tend to make constructive edits every day or every few days (depending on general wiki activity), tend to admin duties more often, respond to messages quicker and are in general a lot more active.

It's always best to contact these admins first if you are having any problems. An active admin will only ever have their status changed if they start to lack in activity, meeting the criteria of another category.

Semi-Active Admins who are tagged as Semi-Active will have the template {{SemiActive}} on their user page. This means that their activity will be variable. They will continue to do regular admin duties, however may only be around once or twice a week.

If an Admin is around most days, but only edit their own fanon whilst tending to regular admin duties on occasion, then they will have this template. If an Admin is only editing their own fanon and not tending to any admin duties, then they will be tagged as Inactive.

Hiatus Admins who are tagged as being on a Hiatus will have the template {{Hiatus}} on their user page. This means their activity on the Wiki will be scarce. They will rarely edit anything at all and most of the time their edits will be minor. Users can still get in touch with these Admins but it's very unlikely for them to respond.

Admins who are tagged as being on a hiatus will usually announce this through the Forums and state the exact criteria of their activity. It should be noted that admins cannot be on an indefinite hiatus, and will eventually be tagged as Inactive after a reasonable amount of time.

Inactive Admins who are tagged as Inactive will have the template {{Inactive}} on their user page. An Admin who has tagged another admin as Inactive will leave a message on their Message Wall stating why they have been tagged as so. The inactive admin may not remove this template from their wall unless they become Active or Semi-Active. Removing the template prematurely will result in a warning and eventual loss of admin rights.

Inactive admins are tagged as this due to a long term lack of any constructive edits to the wiki. These admins do not tend to any admin duties, tend to not respond to messages, have made no edits at all to the wiki for quite some time or alternatively only edit their own fanon. An admin who is tagged as inactive for a long time will lose their Admin rights.

What is a "Constructive Edit"?

The words "constructive edit" is used a lot in this article, especially in the notes above. However, what exactly do we mean when we say "constructive edit"? Well, a constructive edit is simply an edit that is useful to the Wiki! This means; making edits to canon pages (E.g adding new information, removing wrong information, fixing grammar etc), editing a template, editing policies, enforcing the rules, adding categories to articles, editing other users fanon (E.g grammar correction, category correction/addition), maintaining the wiki in general, regular admin duties (E.g giving warnings to Users, deleting unused/unneeded articles etc) or anything similar to that.
A constructive edit is not an edit to your own fanon, an edit to your own User page or message wall, an edit to another users message wall (Unless it involves Admin duties like giving a warning) or anything that in general is not useful to the Wiki.

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