Colleagues and curators
Contributors become colleagues through sustained collaborative activity in accordance with WikiFur's shared purpose - editing articles, helping other users, and resolving policy questions. Once there is consensus to name them a colleague (as determined by a bureaucrat), they retain that status until they resign or are removed through consensus.
Colleagues willing and able to assist others are called curators. No colleague is required to serve as a curator; if real life intervenes, they may step back, and resume duties later.
The curator's role
WikiFur uses the terms curator and colleague to emphasize editorial duties and consensus-based decisions.
A curator's primary goal is to improve content and its presentation. Their secondary goal is to act as mentors and examples to other contributors.
- Some colleagues are also bureaucrats, who can merge users, grant or revoke user privileges, and hide revisions.
- Custodians act as active colleagues and bureaucrats on language editions which lack them (cf. steward).
- Conservators can block users, rollback changes, and delete files and pages, primarily to deal with incidents of vandalism.
- Contributors who patrol recent changes may request rollback rights individually to revert clear vandalism. (rollback users)
When to talk to a curator
On a wiki, you are expected to work with others to make decisions, collectively determining site policy. If in doubt, do what you think is right, leaving a descriptive edit summary and a note on the talk page. If nobody disagrees, all is well. If not, work with them to figure out a solution.
If you don't know how to do something, have a personal conflict which you can't resolve, or feel a page should be protected or deleted, contact a curator by leaving a message on their talk (discussion) page or sending them an email. Check recent changes to see who's around - failing that, talk to GreenReaper. (You can also try WikiFur chat, but please be patient.)
Colleagues in other languages
- Chinese: BGs, dbfox, omegaCyberDragon, Kakurady, 狼王白牙 (Kiba)
- Czech: Lokosicek, Xkun
- Danish: Tarangryph, Ziba
- Dutch: Kashidom, Pegla
- Esperanto: KuboF
- Estonian: Riverside, ValkaTR
- Finnish: Kisu, Slvwolf, Wuffe
- French: Diti, EarthFur, RainRat, Timduru
- German: o'wolf, Unci
- Hungarian: KetPafrany, Neo21670
- Italian: Escofal, Valery91Thunder, Ylon
- Japanese: Muddyfox, Sonotairoiro
- Korean: Authen, Rante, Targal
- Norwegian: Montainafox, Wolftale
- Polish: Cubey, DarkV, Huskion, Padfoot, Seti, Sharpfang
- Portuguese: Ekevu
- Russian: Cubbi, EvilCat, Hayao Yokogawa, Jazz, Leo_Rex, Lis755, MDM, NightFox, Shnatsel, SilverShine, Wesha, x-demon
- Spanish: Argox, Fibonacci, Richard Wolf VI
- Swedish: quoting_mungo
- Wikipedia pages on administrators and their administrators' how-to guide
- What adminship is not on Wikipedia
- Logs of curator actions (as well as other activities)
- Meta pages on patrolled edits and rollback
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