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Requests for Staff (RfS) is the process by which the community decides who will become staff members, who are specially recognized users for a given field. A user either submits his/her own request for staff (a self-nomination) or is nominated by another user. For record purposes, we will be keeping previous applications on file as reference and for public access in the Archive.


Before submitting a request for staff, users must meet a list of requirements. The requirements are listed below:

  • The user must have completed at least 400 (or 100 if applying for chat moderator) or more mainspace edits at the time of their submission.
  • The user must have been an accounted member of the wikia for at least three months at the time of their submission.

If a user submits a request without matching one of these requirements, their submission will be removed immediately. They can re-submit their request at a later date, with an existing admin's permission.

Request Process

1. A user submits their request for staff or is nominated by another user. Submit your request by leaving a message detailing why you feel you are qualified for the position and why you would be an asset to the community. Follow your message with your signature.

2. Users in the community will have a period of time to support, oppose, or remain neutral to a user's request. IPs, or users without accounts are not allowed to vote.

3. After a reasonable amount of given time, voting will end. If the request has at least 8 supportive votes* and more supportive votes than opposing votes, it is qualified for admin voting. If not, the request is denied.

4. If the request is qualified, the admins will have to vote. They will submit their votes via the administrative board on the forums, or anonymously amongst themselves. The request needs a simple majority of the voting admins** to be approved.

5. If the majority of the voting admins and community staff support the candidate, an admin/bureaucrat will promote the user to a staff member.

Support a User by leaving a signature and a reason why you support, and the same for not supporting. Non-constructive posts will be removed.

Staff members are decided through a person's contributions and their activity on the Wiki. Before requesting a staff position, take a look at where your edits lie (we prefer that Staff members have at least 400 edits). This also applies to supporting or opposing to a user's request. If they are lacking constructive edits or their edits are within a different field than the one they're applying for, they obviously aren't cut out for the job.

IPs are not allowed to edit this section.

How to vote

To vote, simply place one of the four voting templates below the request, along with any existing votes. The voting templates to choose from are "Support", "Oppose", "Neutral", and "Comment". After placing the template, explain why you cast that specific vote. Provide valid reasoning; don't support a user simply because they are your friend or oppose a user because you don't like them. Provide solid and clear reasoning. Keep in mind that you are not only voting on the request, but also trying to persuade the admins to support or oppose the submission. Follow your reasoning with your signature.

Voting templates

Code Produces
{{support}} Pictogram voting support.svg Support
{{oppose}} Pictogram voting oppose.svg Oppose
{{neutral}} Pictogram voting neutral.svg Neutral
{{comment}} Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment


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Comic Readers

The primary focus of Comic Readers is on the Comic Series of The Walking Dead and keeping information related to it current and up to date.



Hey, uh, "Wikians". So I've never applied for staff before, and I'm probably gonna screw up. I'm probably not the most fit for the job, but I at least want to help. I'm a very avid reader of the comics and viewer of the TV Series, but I find myself able to pull details from the comics easier than from the TV Series. To quote Gabriel Stokes in Issue 151, "I feel like I could be of use to you... as a [staff member]."

Now I know I could probably be better off as a photographer, considering I've been acquiring a large number of decent quality pictures for The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, but those photos aren't as easy to acquire as one would think, at least for me anyways. Besides, I've been working on adding details to the pages of comic series characters already (apart from labeling certain characters as 'main' characters, that's not all I'm doing, I only do that to characters who I feel fit that role, whether they be major or minor mains), so I think I'd be useful in this position. I've also never vandalized any page, I've tried my best to fix any and all bad spelling, grammar, and vandalism edits, as well as provide clear and concise, and for the most part necessary, details that provide a much more clean and "complete" feeling page. Of course, if anyone opposes my request and thinks I'm not ready, don't hesitate to explain, I'd love to hear why. Other comments, feedback, etc. would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks for your time. KeepOnKeepingOn (talk) 22:18, February 28, 2016 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support.svg Support - I've seen you edit multiple comic articles with needed information. We could always use some more staff members and I think you're perfect for the role. Best of luck to ya. --Devinthe66 (talk) 22:54, February 28, 2016 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support.svg Support - You edit the Comic Series Section a lot! I think you would be a great addition. Good luck! ----Myelle (talk) 14:11, March 18, 2016 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support.svg Support - Has helped out tremendously with comic and Road to Survival pages.  Nicko756 (TCE)  23:41, August 6, 2016 (UTC) 

Television Viewers

The primary focus of Television Viewers is on the TV Series of The Walking Dead and keeping information related to it current and up to date.



Video Gamers

The primary focus of Video Gamers is on the Video Games of The Walking Dead and keeping information related to them current and up to date.



Novel Readers

The primary focus of Novel Readers is on the Novel Series of The Walking Dead and keeping information related to them current and up to date.




Photographers work on providing several and clear pictures of The Walking Dead.



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