A Meta-Wiki Administrator is an experienced and trusted user who can protect, delete and restore pages as well as block users from editing as prescribed by policy and community consensus. On other Wikia projects, custodians are also known as admins, sysops, bibliotecarios, and moderators.
How does one become a Administrator? Edit
Any Wikiversity user can become a Administrator. If you have a record of good editing then you are likely to be trusted and be granted the privileges custodians have. But make sure you understand what it means to be a Administrator: you will be expected to do a lot of work—sometimes dull and boring work—for the community. If you are still interested in adminship, here is the process it takes:
You must request or be nominated for adminship at Request for permission. State your reasons for seeking this position and in what areas you are or would like to be active. You may also refer to your contributions at other projects and indicate whether you have a similar status on a sister project.
If the mentor (see: meta:List of Administrator mentors) you request agrees to be your mentor then you will be approved for probationary Adminship under the mentorship of an experienced Admin. During your mentorship period of four weeks, you will have all the technical privileges described below. You will be expected to use your privileges in accordance with established policy and community consensus. If you have questions, your mentor will be your first person to contact. See: Meta:Probationary Admins.
At the end of your mentorship period, you will be evaluated based on how well you used your privileges and how you conducted yourself within Meta-WIki. If your mentor evaluates you fit for permanent custodianship, a request for comments will be submitted at Request for permission for a period of five days. During that period, other community members can comment on the request and express their support. If your mentor evaluates you as unfit for permanent custodianship at any time during your probationary period, you will have 48 hours to find a new mentor. Your mentor may request removal of your Adminship at the end of the 48 period if you are unable to find a new mentor, without any further notice or discussion by the community. You may however reapply at a later date.
Five days after the request has been listed, a bureaucrat will make the final decision based on the arguments provided in the discussion. If you are approved, you will be a permanent Admin. If you are not approved, you are free to request another mentorship or withdraw your request.