Verdun Wiki Army are users on Verdun Wiki granted the ability and responsibility to keep the wiki running smoothly.
Purpose of Staff
The main purpose of the Army of Verdun Wiki is to keep the wiki clean and free of vandalism, to keep it running smoothly, and mainly to help editors.
The Army should not use their tools to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that isn't vandalism, or use their blocking tool to block a user they have a dispute with. Their tools should be used to help keep the wiki clear of vandalism, spam, and users who make malicious edits, but not for simple disagreements between users acting in good faith.
The ideal Army member is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the Verdun Wikia community.
Verdun Wiki has a noticeboard specifically for requests for promotion: Verdun Wiki:Requests for Promotion. Editors interested in applying for any staff rights may file for promotion on that board. A community vote will take place on whether the user may be granted the promotion. The required 'yes' percentage is 60% for Specialist, and 70% for Corporal and Emperor.
Demotion and repromotion
The Army may request a demotion for themselves at any time. Army member who is demoted in this manner must reapply for Corporal and Emperor rights on the Verdun Wiki:Requests for Promotion noticeboard rather than making requests directly to an emperor.
Community discussions on whether to demote a current staff member also take place on the Requests for Promotion noticeboard. A percentage of 70% is required to demote an administrator or bureaucrat, 60% or unanimous consensus among bureaucrats to demote a patroller. Requests for demotion may be deleted by an uninvolved emperor, but not the emperor the vote was invoked against.
The Colonels are senior editors on Verdun Wiki. As well as being full Majors, they have management abilities where they can grant limited user rights. They can promote and demote Second-lieutenants and Sergeant-majors. They can promote other users to Colonels although they cannot demote other bureaucrats. Demotion of users by Colonels on Verdun Wiki is not done without a community discussion, unless absolutely necessary. In cases where the community cannot reach consensus on an issue, the colonels may hold a colonel-only vote to reach a decision.
The Majors are trusted editors, equipped with the tools to keep the wiki running smoothly. They can issue blocks to troublesome editors, revert vandalism using the rollback tool, and delete and move pages. They are authorized to use the tools at their disposal to deal with issues facing the wiki to the best of their ability.