Wiktionary:Criteria for adminship

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On the Simple English Wiktionary, the criteria for adminship is as follows:

  • You need to have been actively participating at Wiktionary for a while (at least a month in most cases), making constructive edits.
  • You understand at least the basic policies and conventions that an administrator needs to know and understand, including the protection, deletion, and blocking policies.
  • You understand a good part of the formatting structure of Wiktionary entries and get it right at least most of the time. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it still has to be good enough to show that you have an understanding of the formatting guidelines.
  • You show that you learn from your mistakes.
  • You show a willingness to learn what you do not know and ask for help, advice and other opinions where needed.
  • You get along well with all or almost all of the people you interact with, especially the established users (personality conflicts can happen, but do try not to antagonize them if they do).
  • You understand that other users may not know as much as you, or may know more than you do; and that you interact with them accordingly.
  • Only named accounts can become administrators; anonymous users are unable to become administrators.
  • Any user who wishes to become an administrator will need to have an email set up in their preferences; this is because administrators are sometimes contacted by email.

If there are any new ideas for the criteria for adminship, please feel free to bring it up on this page's talk page.