AVID:Requests for Permissions

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Requests for Permissions


Welcome! If you are considering requesting to become either a moderator or an administrator, you must read the Note below. Please see the Instructions section for guidance on how to request.

Note to Requesters

It is best to learn the ins and outs of being part of site staff, as it will be a big responsibility. So before you continue, please read the entirety of the AVID:Site Staff page, and take note of what we expect from a staff member.


The Moderator role allows users to help out the Admins and Bureaucrats by gaining slightly elevated powers to help keep the Wiki clean and free from vandals, without the power to enact major changes to the Wiki. It is also a first step and learning experience with the Wiki's staff team for users who wish to become Admin or Bureaucrat in the future.

What are the requirements?

  • You must have at least 250 edits and they must be in good faith. (Edits prior to May 2020 on the former CLG Wiki website are counted towards this threshold)
    • In addition, these edits must not be filler/useless (i.e. overly minor changes to text that are not needed, continually editing your user page and not contributing to mainspace articles). Do not pad your edit count just to meet this criteria.
  • You must not have been strongly warned within the last 3 months or tempblocked within the last 6 months.
  • You should show a keen interest in the site and willingness to get involved with the community.
  • You should show evidence of helping out the Admin team in the past. This includes reporting users and alerting Admins, but it does not require you to have done any rollbacks in the past.
    • Actions users have taken on the Wiki's official Discord server will also be taken into account when considering users for Moderator.

I have the commitment needed for Admin. Can I skip Moderator and jump straight to Admin?


Administrators work to maintain AVID and keep it running. Administrators have a lot of power, and thereby have significant responsibility. They should use their powers to combat vandalism/spam, and keep the wiki running in an orderly manner.

I know I can handle being an administrator. What are the requirements to becoming one?
While bureaucrats do have some flexibility in deciding who becomes an administrator, there are a set of base guidelines that they look for in reviewing requests:

  • User must have registered their account 1 year ago. In addition, you must have at least 1,000 or more edits. (once again, edits from the former CLG Wiki are included)
  • User should not currently be disruptive to the wiki, intentionally or not.
  • User has not previously requested for adminship within the past 3 months.
  • User has proven knowledge of AVID and its site rules. This means that they follow editing guidelines, they fix and improve pages, they upload high quality logos and follow copyright rules, etc.
  • User is active in fighting vandalism, sockpuppetry, and policy-breakers. This means that their editing history provides evidence of assisting administrators (i.e. editing talk pages of admins to alert them of destructive users), reporting users, and undoing/rolling back poor or nonconstructive edits.

I satisfy (or mostly satisfy) all of the above requirements. What now?
Remember that when you become an administrator, you are expected to increase in activity and effectiveness. If you are granted adminship, you are expected to edit often and use your powers responsibly. You are expected to continue doing all of the above and more. This includes approving and/or rejecting edits on the moderation queue, responding to user reports, responding to messages or questions on your talk page, monitoring the recent changes, participating in wiki discussions, maintaining the front/AVID/MediaWiki pages, and constructively utilizing administrator abilities. If your request is approved and you are caught abusing your powers, bureaucrats reserve the right to remove your rights and punish you accordingly.

I am prepared to do everything you just listed and more.
If you truly believe you are a fit to become an administrator, then we wish you luck! Be aware of how the requesting process works. This is a voting process. All users are permitted to vote, whether or not they are an administrator. They will either support, oppose, or comment. After a request is published, AVID editors have a maximum of one month to vote, although closure can occur earlier at the original author's request or if consensus one way or the other is overwhelming (SNOW). After one month is up, should none of the early closure exceptions apply, a bureaucrat will review the votes and make a decision. If more than one month has passed and a bureaucrat has not responded to a request, feel free to notify a bureaucrat on their talk page or via Discord. You are not permitted whatsoever to edit in the support or oppose sections after the maximum voting period has passed. You may add or reply to comments, but you may not modify or remove others' comments. If you are caught trying to influence editors to vote or change their vote, your request will be disqualified. Cheating, incivility, and harassment is prohibited. The Instructions section below will guide you on how to publish a request.


If you are an administrator who would like bureaucracy, contact a bureaucrat on their talk page or Discord.

Instructions for Requesting

Please ensure you have read the above section. Anyone requesting must have a valid reason to why they should be promoted, and understand how to use the abilities. Use the code below to request. Fill in each parameter with what is specified (except the "Request" and "~~~~" part, leave that alone). Remember that these abilities are not given out freely or carelessly, and that they are not for fun. If your request is ignored or rejected, do not feel bad. Take the voters' advice and begin to work harder so you can request again in the future.

Code for Requesters:

{{Request|Username|Reason as to why you should be a moderator/administrator|~~~~}}


When typing:

The following would appear:


talk · contribs · editcount · logs · block log · rights log





Instructions for Voting

All users are able to vote, but may only vote once per request. Please note that if a request has already been approved/rejected by a bureaucrat, you are no longer able to vote. In the Support section, users should sign if they think that the user has earned the abilities. In the Oppose section, users should sign if they disagree with the user being promoted. In the Comments section, users may add their opinion or questions as to why or why not the user should/nt be promoted.

Users vote using either of the following templates:
{{Support}} You make a good fit. ~~~~
Support You make a good fit. [signature]

{{Oppose}} You make a bad fit. ~~~~
Oppose You make a bad fit. [signature]


So do you think you are fit for the staff team? If so, then go ahead and make a request in any of the three sections below.



talk · contribs · editcount · logs · block log · rights log

I know I have been pretty quiet on here for the past few months, but I really have a keen interest in this wiki and I really love to help run this wiki. I'm really into logos and I find this wiki a very valuable source for logo information. Whether this request passes or fails, I'll jump right back into the AVID community. I have almost forgotten to jump back into the community after this long break and I'll do it very soon no matter the result of this request. Thank you AVID Community for all the fun and pleasure I had and will continue to have contributing here since I first joined back in April 2021, from Johnny.



  1. Oppose citing your previous attempts to become a mod. As many have said, just stop trying. Sonicfan19198282 (talk) 09:31, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
  2. Oppose again I have not seen your contributions to the community and immediately after your break the first thing you did is yet again apply for moderatorship. I'm sorry but it's a no from me. Logoarto (talk) 11:24, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
    I know. I'm just seeing how I'm currently perceived in the community. I'll start contributing very soon.
  3. Oppose I think you get the point 100 times already, so should I explain it? No offense to you though. I think you have enough potential for other things. 𝓘𝓝ℱ𝓔ℛ𝓝𝓞 𝓞ℱ 𝑇.𝓥.ℬ. (chat is this real????) 22:17, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
  4. Oppose You've requested 4 times before, and the same reason you've failed those other 4 times is why I will be opposing here. (USER TALK!) 22:19, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
  5. Oppose this ain't discord mod election, nobody will promote you bc you will just ban sockpuppets. again, you need to provide major contribution you've done to this wiki. taking a break won't help. Cattotld (talk (not really)) 18:18, 13 November 2023 (UTC)
  6. Oppose Do something more than just fight sockpuppets next time. (What you gonna do when clip-ons come for you!?) 18:50, 13 November 2023 (UTC)
  7. Oppose (TALKCONTRIBUTIONS) 18:53, 13 November 2023 (UTC)
  8. Oppose I was really hoping to see some change from you after the conversation we had on the AVID Community Discord. For the record, these RFPs aren't "popularity" contests and are definitely not a good way of determining how the community perceives you. I hope you realise that the constant RFPs are very damaging to your reputation, and making them for reasons such as "I want to see what people think of me" doesn't help. Don't make another RFP in 2 months, because I can quite honestly tell you that you definitely will not be ready by then. You have a LOT of reputation to claw back and while I think its doable, the first step in getting there is laying off the RFPs. Become more active around the Discord, become more social with the rest of us, and start doing these contributions you say you will! Actions speak louder than words. I'm really disappointed in you that you've done this immediately after your break. Luke2505 (talk) 09:50, 14 November 2023 (UTC)
    I know. I know. we all make mistakes. Nobody's perfect. I'm 100% going to get right into the community very soon and I'll work hard for months. I'll make sure to stay active on the forums and Discord server. I'll do lots of edits on the wiki and make stue to make some large contributions like creating pages, adding new logos and sections to pages, reporting bad users, etc. There are no promises or commitments here as I could forget tomorrow and never come back for many more weeks and months to come, so hopefully I don't forget, but I'll most likely not. (Talk to Me!) 11:41, 14 November 2023 (UTC)


  1.  Comment: I know this would likely fail, but anyway, I get the point, I know I'll have to work harder, but this is really more to see your current perception of me. Hopefully I have better luck next time which will be a couple of more months away. (Talk to Me!) 23:42, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
    Only a couple of more months? Ain't no way anyone, including me, would fully prove themselves that they can be a moderator after a failure of a request in only two months. I'd suggest extending that time period depending on how much worthy action you can handle. If you don't do much, I wouldn't say it would be short... 𝓘𝓝ℱ𝓔ℛ𝓝𝓞 𝓞ℱ 𝑇.𝓥.ℬ. (talk) 18:32, 18 November 2023 (UTC)
  2.  Comment: Couple more months? When are you gonna realise that 1 break does not mean a guaranteed promotion?! Unless you buck your ideas up and become much, much more mature, a break will mean nothing. So stop desperately trying to become a mod and making requests whenever possible, get your act together, and if we see a drastic change, maybe, just maybe, you might find yourself on the mod team. At this point tho, it's extremely unlikely. Sonicfan19198282 (talk) 23:28, 14 November 2023 (UTC)
  3.  Comment: Please stop. Listen, trying to make so many requests. Like the others said, become more mature and don't recycle the same arguments. (What you gonna do when clip-ons come for you!?) 22:40, 18 November 2023 (UTC)
  4.  Comment: Can anyone close this RfP? TPatKB (AKA Mr Vadimon) (this is my, yes, MY talk page) 16:17, 6 December 2023 (UTC)




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