Hey, RRabbit42, can you adopt the Alien Wiki please? Because Doom2018 kept plagiarizing articles from Alien Species Wiki and also kept threatening other users. He can't become an administrator on Alien Wiki there due to multiple bans that he received.
It means be careful about who you give admin and bureaucrat rights to. The people who show up from out of nowhere and immediately ask for them are the ones you need to be the most careful about. They usually don't do well if they're given those rights.
While yes that’s true, there is some wiki, particularly this one: https://viacomcbs.fandom.com/wiki/ViacomCBS_Wiki, where, within 20 days I received admin rights, probably because the granting user felt I would have the right qualifications for the role.
The blog was created in response to a vandal who did exactly what was described: showed up over and over again under new accounts and immediately requested admin rights. On a couple of wikis, the inexperienced admins and bureaucrats didn't know it was a vandal asking and weren't aware of the harm that can come from giving out user rights. It did take Fandom staff getting involved to fix that problem.
So, the blog is to provide advice to help people see that they should be careful and evaluate requests instead of just going ahead and saying yes.
It started about three years ago and was on several wikis. The person stopped asking for admin rights after a few months and stuck to vandalism. They pretty much stopped that, too, but they show up every so often just to remind us they're still a vandal, so I keep a lookout for them.