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Community Central

This page is where you can request administrator and/or bureaucrat rights on communities without an active admin and/or bureaucrat team. Communities can only be adopted by an active community member, though, so before you post your request please be sure you meet the Adoption guidelines listed below.

Existing admins may be removed only if they have been inactive for more than one year.

Please note:

  • Fandom-branded wikis (e.g. Community Central, SOAP Wiki, etc...) are never eligible for adoption.
  • Although you may apply to adopt a wiki bearing the Official Wiki logo, adoption of these wikis is done at Fandom’s sole discretion and may not follow the rules set forth here.
  • If the wiki has a wiki representative (see the wiki's Special:Community page), you should contact them regarding elevated rights. Do not proceed with an adoption request.
  • You are allowed to submit only one adoption request per 24 hour period. Please keep this in mind.

Please allow up to one week (7 business days) for a response to your adoption request. Requests are generally — but not always — reviewed in the order they were received.

We look forward to having you adopt one of our communities!

Adoption guidelines

Is the wiki inactive?

  • No sustained editing by other users. If there are other users please start a blog post or other public discussion of new leadership before making your request and allow users at least a week to respond.
  • Admins[1] have been inactive for 60 days or more
  • Note: if you're an existing admin looking to gain bureaucrat rights, get approval from the other active admins, then let us know in your request.

Is the wiki’s topic duplicative?

  • If you request to adopt a wiki that is duplicative, we will likely deny the adoption request — and encourage you to edit on the most popular of wikis about the topic.
  • We may close such wikis, and/or explore a merger of the two wikis.

Are you eligible to adopt?

  • You may adopt a wiki only if 90 days have passed since you were made an admin on any other wiki.
  • You are not currently blocked on another FANDOM project

Are you contributing to the wiki's content?

  • You have principally edited content pages[2] on the wiki each day for at least a consecutive week prior to the time that your application is submitted.[3]
  • You have created at least one new page in the main namespace (the more the better)
  • You are currently editing the main namespace
  • You must be using natural English language (wiki language) for wiki edits to adopt wiki (not google translate)

Are you building the community?

  • You make an effort to talk to other users -- you've left friendly and encouraging messages on user talk pages and responded to questions on article talk pages, forums, or blogs.
  • You keep the wiki looking well-tended and up to date -- update news sections, add new pictures and videos related to the topic, etc.

Does the wiki's topic have a natural audience?

  • We don't allow the adoption of personal or sandbox wikis.
  • If the topic is exceedingly obscure, and page view statistics suggest a very small audience, we'll probably deny the request. As explained in our Community Creation Policy, we may even fully close such wikis.

  1. An "admin" here means either an admin/sysop or a bureaucrat. Logically, a non-admin should not be able to adopt a wiki "out from under" an active admin who is not a bureaucrat. So you may not adopt any wiki where an admin of any kind is active — not, at least, without their permission.
  2. By "content pages" we generally mean normal articles in the main namespace. In other words, edits to talk pages or blogs or Discussions, amongst other things, may not count. We need to see that you have some command of the subject of the wiki.
  3. For clarity, we need to see that your interest in editing the wiki is both current and active. Since it may take some time for Fandom staff to review your application, please remember to keep editing every day while you're waiting.
International adoption request links
(if you don't see your language here, please post in EN queues)
Español Para las solicitudes de adopción en español, visite esta página.
Deutsch Adoptionsanfragen für Wikis in deutscher Sprache siehe hier.
Français Pour les demandes d'adoptions en français, consultez cette page.
Русский Запросы по русскоязычным викиям подавать здесь.
Italiano Per le richieste di adozione in italiano, visitare questa pagina.
Polski Aby zobaczyć polskie centrum adopcji wiki, zajrzyj tutaj.
Nederlands Voor adoptie-aanvragen in het Nederlands, raadpleeg deze pagina.
Português Para pedidos de adoção em português, visite esta página.
中文 有關中文wiki領養申請,請造訪此頁

有关中文wiki领养申请,请访问此页

To submit a new adoption request, click the button below and fill out the form that appears.

This form works best on a computer or tablet.

CreatedTopic Requested by Last Edited
19 September 2021Jeopardy! History Wiki (2)STO160102:23, 19 September 2021 (hist)
19 September 2021Wiki Sky Children of the Light VN (3)Shiwu02:30, 19 September 2021 (hist)

Pending and completed requests

Don't see your request on this page? Be sure to check for it in the completed requests sections. If all else fails, check your contributions on this wiki, and be sure to click "Follow" in your toolbar on your request.

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