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I don't really like the information in the page's header. It's rather misleading. Not exactly accurate at all. It doesn't accurately describe what the positions mean and what importance is behind each one.Matt (Talk) 06:20, September 26, 2009 (UTC)

Then change it? If someone doesn't like it we can modify it further. --Xizor 07:50, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Yesh, change it. - M E L C H I Z E D E K  (TALK) 01:07, 29 September 2009 (UTC)


I went and improved the admin table. I dumped my results here. Once I get the green light here I'll put in on the actual page.Matt (Talk) 19:47, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

I like it, looks good. Personally think at this point in time, we should no longer have this distinction between crat and admin, but rather, just highlight the activity level instead... Also don't think a listing of sites is necessary. However, it's not something that bothers me much. More information is always good I suppose. Nice work. Mases 21:14, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I think that would be good on the administrators page. Looks good.Mandi Talk 22:39, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
My light is yellow. It's looking good for the change, but probably needs some adjustments. I don't see Gender as a necessary field, and like Mases, maybe positions aren't necessary, but I wouldn't have raised that myself. Will look good once implemented though. Also, I'm guessing that only crats can have a site other than ZW listed. ;) - M E L C H I Z E D E K  (TALK) 23:57, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
I'll explain it here. Gender helps. It shows we're not male dominated, it improves the trust users have in us, and the table looked better with six columns. More than one listed site breaks the look of the table. The positions are needed, because like it or not they are not the same. Symbolically they are very different. And technically the distinction is critical for the renaming of users. Without the positions they will be hopelessly confused.Matt (Talk) 00:09, September 29, 2009 (UTC)
Gender was what I had an issue with. Removing positions sounds like a dumb idea to me >_> The positions have to stay to avoid confusion.Mandi Talk 00:18, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Gender is a legal discrimination issue though. For example (don't know 'bout US, but out here) gender isn't something you list on things like resumes, just like you don't list your sexual orientation, as it is not something you should be judged by. That column doesn't show that we're not male dominant, it shows the opposite: that we are male dominant, but have a few females (6 to 1 ratio). Whilst it has the advantage that users may prefer to speak to a specific gender, people can use names to judge that. Gender doesn't seem ethically right to me, and if it's just a column filler to make the table look good, then we don't really need it, do we? That's the only problem I have with this. Also, I wasn't meaning to have more than one site listed for me. ;) {{:User:Melchizedek/--Captain Cornflake 03:26, 29 September 2009 (UTC)sig}} 01:02, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Pretty much what Mel said here. It just doesn't seem necessary to me. Also, gender just doesn't seem like somethign that should be listed on the admin page. Userpages I'm alright with. But, listing genders on this page is almost like listing ages. Which would be justifiable in the same sense that we could say a younger user would rather speak to a younger admin ;) Mandi Talk 01:11, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

There's nothing wrong with placing genders. Identifying gender is not discrimination. Whether people like it or not, males and females are different. They both act and think differently. Thanks in large part to the different hormones involved. It helps people interact. Males and females are different. What a guy would find interesting or funny would likely insult or disgust the average female. Having the correct gender out in the open there improves interactions. We're staff. We're supposed to put a level of trust into users. By not being paranoid and trying to hide whether we are male or female that shows that we are friendly and trusting. Heck yeah some people are going to want to talk to a certain gender sometime. A girl would probably feel that they would get better help from a girl admin. And with that line of thinking that user would likely be far calmer when asking questions. It's important and I didn't put it in as filler. I felt it was critical information and the only reason not have it up there would be for selfish/paranoid reasons. ANYTHING that has a chance of calming users down is worth giving out information like this, information which is somewhat already visiable somewhere. It's good to have it in one place.Matt (Talk) 01:19, September 29, 2009 (UTC)
Firstly, you're starting to aggravate me with constantly saying this is "paranoia". It isn't. Stop saying it is.Mandi Talk 01:23, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
There's a simple solution to this... Voting. - M E L C H I Z E D E K  (TALK) 01:43, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Insulting, unnecessary immature. I put it in without genders. Enjoy dictating.Matt (Talk) 03:02, September 29, 2009 (UTC)

BUT MATT, THE PEOPLE VOTED. HOW IS THAT DICTATING. --Captain Cornflake 03:26, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Groups can dictate. :P Matt (Talk) 03:39, September 29, 2009 (UTC)

Admin request

Just wondering about how to become an Admin? I have been a member for more than year, and had contributed with 358 Edits so far(and still currently adding more.). Also I have a question, Who started this Wiki? Who is the person to thank for this website? Thank you guys!—Preceding unsigned comment added by Eximus 14:19, 13 December 200

First step is to start signing talk page posts. Well truth is we choose we when need more and it is an entire staff vetting process so appealing to one staff member wouldn't work. We look for people that want to do it, which you seem to. And we also look for people that do excel in a specific area but also try learning other things like image work, template coding, helping new members, etc. We also would prefer to pull from the skype contact pool bc we have all of our staff discussions via skype. It would be too weird having one staffer not using skype. Everyone is invited to the general ZW skype chat tho. Axiomist (talk) 14:37, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
That's ok then. I am not much of the talking kind. I'll just keep adding stuff. Thank you any waysEximius 22:38, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
No worries, but just so it's clear to everyone, we don't actually speak and make phone calls via skype. It's a text chat that saves messages, and alerts you to new messages with a flashing tab and sound, unlike other chat formats that you have to keep your eye on to see new messages and purge posts. This is 1000% useful for us with the variety of timezones we have. Think of it as pages like this with enhancements, bc a lot of the wiki discussions we had would have taken months in these talk pages and flooded the Recent Changes like mad. Axiomist (talk) 03:05, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
oh and Jason started this wiki in 2005 and still maintains the server costs. Axiomist (talk) 14:44, 13 December 2009 (UTC)


I propose we move this page from Zelda Wiki:Administrators to Zelda Wiki:Staff, since the page includes three types of staff members and not just admins. It'd be more fitting.—Matt (Talk) 04:14, August 27, 2011 (UTC)

For the sake of consistency, I agree. --K2L (Interrogatory) 00:15, 27 August 2011 (EDT)
Don't you know? Patrollers are the new admins. But seriously, I'm with the plan. — Abdul [T] [C] [S]  00:19, 27 August 2011 (EDT)
Is there a reason we never did this? --Xizor 08:26, 25 July 2012 (EDT)
Aaaaand I went with it. --Xizor 08:44, 25 July 2012 (EDT)

Wrong numbering

At the bottom section "Becoming an admin", there are two 1s. Pretty sure the second 1 should be a 2. Alex95 (talk) 03:58, 15 January 2017 (UTC)