LiteratePrograms:Power Users

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On LiteratePrograms, a power user is a registered user with access to additional software functions that not all users are trusted with. These include the ability to delete articles, protect articles from editing, edit articles that have been protected in this manner, and block users or IPs that are engaging in malicious activity. Power users are the same thing as what English Wikipedia calls administrators, and what the MediaWiki software calls sysops. Generally, any user who appears to making useful contributions and not to be a malicious user should be made a power user, so that they can use these additional abilities to better serve the project.

Note that power users may have considerably less experience than users with the same abilities on other projects, and may make statements or commit actions that are not representative of the beliefs of the project leadership. There is no expectation that power users will fulfill any particular role, such as blocking of malicious users, welcoming new users, or resolving disputes, although they are encouraged to do so. The primary reason for the name change was to dispel the illusion that these users have a special status, authority, or responsibility; they have access to software features, and nothing more.

If a power user uses their special abilities in a malicious or destructive way, please raise the issue with them immediately. If you cannot resolve the issue, for now you can directly contact the site administrator regarding the problem.

[edit] Bureaucrats

Bureaucrats are users that have the ability to raise other registered users to the status of a power user. Unlike power users, bureaucrats are to some degree expected to act as representatives of the site and are selected more carefully. Since the project is still relative small, for now User:Dcoetzee, the site owner, will be personally creating any bureaucrats, based on firsthand experience with users.

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