This page is an official policy on PvXwiki.
It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.
 Administrative Policy
PvXwiki Administrators, similar to those found on GuildWiki, are elected members of the community who serve as spokespersons and are primarily responsible for the maintenance of PvXwiki.
This responsibility manifests itself both in the practical powers granted to Administrators – Check user, Deletion, Rollback, and Banning – as well as the more general Administrative role of attempting to ensure a high level of professionalism on the Wiki while also keeping the Wiki as user-friendly as possible.
Administrators are recommended (and vetted) by the community via requests for adminship. At the discretion of the current Administrative staff, these users may be promoted to Administrator.
Administrators, once promoted, are considered fully autonomous. As a result, Administrators may utilize their powers as they see fit. While this may seem dangerous, it has proven an effective strategy as evinced by the success of GuildWiki. As they put it, "[the policy] allows incredibly quick resolution of the vast majority of issues. Further, because the Administrator's character is well-known before his promotion, abuses of administrator power simply do not happen."
An Administrator's right to use their power as they see fit extends to user bans. While bans are normally used in cases of vandalism, if an administrator feels it is prudent, he may remove a user from the Wiki for any reason, or no reason at all.
Administrators can protect or delete pages at will. However, administrators are strongly encouraged to do so only via the community-sanctioned channels, or in cases of obvious vandalism.
Although administrators are given the authority to delete content, Administrators do not have any additional say in content on PvXwiki. Many administrators are active editors as well—this means that an admin and a normal editor will occasionally have disputes that administrators traditionally break up. In these cases, the administrator should not protect the page to preserve his edit, block users that disagree with him, or apply any other administrative powers to his advantage in a dispute.
Despite their autonomous nature, as a matter of courtesy, most administrators will not ban a user they are directly involved with; instead, he will ask another administrator to examine the situation from a neutral perspective. The same is true of conflict resolution.
Furthermore, because all Administrators are autonomous, Administrators may at times counteract other administrators. Examples include the lifting of an erroneous ban or the restoration of an erroneously deleted page. In these cases, the reverting Administrator is obliged to leave a message on the talk page explaining the reasoning behind the countermeasure. The Administrator who has been countermanded is expected to oblige the revert, and should not re-institute their action without discussing it with the "reverting" Administrator.
Administrator actions are expected to be made regardless of user standing - that is, an anonymous IP and a user that has stood on the wiki since its creation are expected to be treated the same in terms of administrative actions such as warnings and bans.
Finally, it is important to understand that a promotion to Administrator is not something done lightly. The Administrators are a cohesive team, and are expected to act in a manner befitting their station.
 Other Tools
 Abuse Filter
The Abuse Filter allows admins to prevent potentially harmful edits before they can be made by checking edits against pre-determined conditions. If you believe an edit of yours was blocked by the filter in error, contact any administrator or anyone who has been granted the right to modify the filters.
Currently, Dr ishmael (User:Dr ishmael) and JonTheMon (User:JonTheMon) (both admins at Guildwiki) have been given this right specifically so that they can help maintain the filters which they shared with PvXwiki.
A system-generated list of users with filter-editing rights that are not admins can be found here.
 Check User
Check user is a tool that allows a user to view the IP addresses used by a given user and which users have used a given IP. It is given to most Administrators to aid in combating sockpuppetry and user impersonation. This tool is not used lightly, and users with this privilege should not disclose the IP address(es) of any user.
A system-generated list of users that can use Check user can be found here.
 Widget Editor
Administrators are also allowed to edit the widget namespace, which is used to create useful tools that can be used on pages throughout PvXwiki. There is a potential for abuse in editing widgets, so only trusted users may be selected for this privilege.
This privilege can be assigned without the user being an administrator, but this is largely unnecessary. If it is felt that a user could do good by being a widget editor but doesn't want or qualify for admin, the bureaucrats may be contacted with a proposal to give the user this designation.
A system-generated list of users in the widget user group can be found here.
 Current Administrators
These Administrators work hard to maintain high standards of professionalism and usability on the Wiki. A system-generated list can be found on Special:Listadmins.
 Current Bureaucrats
Gcardinal (User:Gcardinal) founded the site and provided the initial funding and server. He prefered to work primarily on the backend, but occasionally still drops in to comment on policy or style issues. Hhhippo (User:Hhhippo) spent most of his time helping Gcardinal, but he will also occasionally comment on other issues.
Auron (User:Auron) and Phenaxkian (User:Phenaxkian) are in charge of day-to-day and general Wiki-Side affairs (matters of policy, arbitration, promotion, demotion etc.). Defiant Elements (User:Defiant Elements) and Wizardboy777 (User:Wizardboy777) are inactive at the moment.
Server-Side Bureaucrats were contacted about Bugs and other errors, as well as other things related to the Server before the moves to Wikia and later Curse, whereas day-to-day issues regarding the running of the Wiki should be addressed to a Wiki-Side Bureaucrat.
 Current Sysops
 Semi-active Administrators
Athrun Feya (User:Athrun Feya), Bigtymerxg4 (User:Bigtymerxg4), Karate Jesus (User:Karate Jesus), Mgrinshpon (User:Mgrinshpon), Frosty (User:Frosty), and Life Guardian (User:Life Guardian) check the wiki on a regular basis, but currently are not fully active in maintainance of the wiki due to real-world concerns.
 Retired Administrators
BrianG (User:BrianG) was instrumental to the founding of the site, but has since retired from administrative duties. Shireen (User:Shireen) was highly involved in policy discussions and was the site's 'caretaker' of users who were new to Guild Wars or to this wiki; he left the site in October of 2007 due to real life concerns. Readem (User:Readem) was an extremely dedicated Administrator, but he became disenchanted with his Administrative role on PvXwiki and chose to resign his post as a Sysop. Krowman (User:Krowman), Armond (User:Armond), Єяøהħ (User:Єяøהħ), Edru viransu (User:Edru viransu), Dont (User:Dont), Frvwfr2 (User:Frvwfr2), Rapta (User:Rapta), Scottie theNerd (User:Scottie theNerd) and Tycn (User:Tycn) became increasingly inactive and less interested in Guild Wars; they retired accordingly.
 Curse staff
A system generated list of Curse staff can be found here.
 Contacting an Administrator
|Frosty (User:Frosty)||talk||Active||E-mail user||view MSN||London, England|
|Misery (User:Misery)||talk||Active||E-mail user||view MSN||Berlin, Germany|
|Phenaxkian (User:Phenaxkian)||talk||Active||E-mail user||view MSN||United Kingdom|
|Toraen (User:Toraen)||talk||Active||E-mail user||view MSN||Middletown, Delaware|
|Athrun Feya (User:Athrun Feya)||talk||Semi-active||E-mail user||view MSN||United Kingdom|
|Auron (User:Auron)||talk||Semi-active||E-mail user||view MSN||Mililani, Hawaii|
|Bigtymerxg4 (User:Bigtymerxg4)||talk||Semi-active||E-mail user||view MSN||Somewhere, Indiana|
|Hhhippo (User:Hhhippo)||talk||Semi-active||E-mail user||view MSN||Denmark|
|Karate Jesus (User:Karate Jesus)||talk||Semi-active||E-mail user||view MSN||Texas|
|Life Guardian (User:Life Guardian)||talk||Semi-active||E-mail user||view MSN||California|
|Mgrinshpon (User:Mgrinshpon)||talk||Semi-active||E-mail user||view MSN||Sexyland|
|Defiant Elements (User:Defiant Elements)||talk||Inactive||E-mail user||view MSN||New York|
|Gcardinal (User:Gcardinal)||talk||Inactive||E-mail user||view MSN||Norway|
|Wizardboy777 (User:Wizardboy777)||talk||Inactive||E-mail user||view MSN||Henrietta, New York|
 Contacting Curse Staff
|Eyes (User:Eyes)||talk||Active||E-mail user||no MSN|
|DjTesla (User:DjTesla)||talk||Inactive||E-mail user||no MSN|
|Kaelten (User:Kaelten)||talk||Inactive||E-mail user||no MSN|
|Wynthyst (User:Wynthyst)||talk||Inactive||E-mail user||no MSN|