Administrators, commonly known as admins and also called sysops (system operators), are NDWikis editors who have access to technical features ("tools") that help with maintenance. For example, administrators can protect and delete pages, block other editors, and undo these actions as well. While the tools granted to administrators are technical and do not convey authority per se, administrators are entrusted with potentially harmful tools. Adminship is granted indefinitely, and is only removed upon request or under circumstances involving high-level intervention. Administrators undertake additional responsibilities on a voluntary basis.
Because administrators are expected to be experienced members of the community, users seeking help will often turn to an administrator for advice and information, or in a dispute. In general, administrators acting in this role are neutral; they do not have any direct involvement in the issues they are helping people with. All administrators are expected to be aware of the NDWiki policy.
The wiki software has a few important features that are restricted. The tools cover processes such as page deletion, page protection, blocking and unblocking, and access to modify protected pages and the Mediawiki interface. Note that administrators as a rule see exactly the same IP information about users, that other (non-administrator) users see, and can not modify other users administrator status.
See Help:Administrator tools on how to use the Administrator tools.