Generally, the maintenance and administration of Judgepedia can be conducted by anyone, without the specific technical functions granted to administrators. While the tools granted to administrators are technical and do not convey authority per se, administrators are people that are entrusted with potentially harmful tools.
Because administrators are expected to be experienced members of the community, users seeking help will often turn to an administrator for advice and information. In general, administrators acting in this role are neutral; they do not have any direct involvement in the issues they are helping people with.
A list of administrators can be found at Special:Listusers/sysop.
Deletion and undeletion
- Delete pages, including images, and their history. For information and guidelines, see Judgepedia:Deletion policy and Judgepedia:Deletion guidelines for administrators. To suggest a page for deletion (after reading the policy and guidelines pages), see Judgepedia:Articles for deletion. Sometimes deletion is a technical matter, in which a redirection page has to be removed to make way for renaming an article, or a page whose history has been broken up has to be deleted and the pieces recombined. Other times it is a matter of cleaning up junk edits on pages with no actual content, or removing material that has been pasted from another site, thereby causing copyright infringement.
- View and restore deleted pages, including images, and their history. See Judgepedia:Viewing and restoring deleted pages by sysops for guidelines. To challenge a decision to delete a page, contact the deleting administrator or see Judgepedia:Deletion review.
Block and unblock
- Block IP addresses, IP ranges, and user accounts, for a specific time or indefinitely.
- Unblock IP addresses, IP ranges, and user accounts.
- See Judgepedia:Blocking policy for more information on when blocks are appropriate and when they are not. See Special:Ipblocklist for currently blocked addresses and usernames.
- Revert pages quickly. Any user (logged-in or not) can revert a page to an earlier version. Administrators have a faster, automated reversion tool to help them revert vandalism. When looking at a user's contributions, a link that looks like: [rollback] – appears next to edits that are at the top of the edit history. Clicking on the link reverts to the last edit not authored by that user, with an edit summary of (Reverted edits by X (talk) to last version by Y) and marks it as a minor change. One-click reversion is mainly intended for vandalism, spam, etc. An explanation is warranted when disputing content, either in the edit summary or by reference to discussion on the talk page; omitting such explanation (whether through reversion or by leaving the summary field blank) is counter-productive and potentially antagonistic.