Hi guys! Tonight, I wanted to go over a topic I haven't really discussed, as it isn't typically my area of expertise. However, there's been a couple of things lately that I've been immensely thinking about, and so I figured I would go over those ideas, and they are about the difference between a leader and an admin.
What Is An Admin?
- I know I already touched on what makes a good admin in a previous blog post, but I wanted to reiterate for the sake of this post. Essentially, an administrator of a Wiki is an individual who has received rights to block and promote users, amongst other things. They are known to participate in vandalism clean-up, as well as nurturing the Wiki growth.
What Is A Leader?
- There are some situations where the lines between an administrator and a leader might grow fuzzy, in all honesty. Sometimes, there is never a right or wrong decision- it might as well be the lesser of two evils. Even though users might believe there is a better solution, it is up to the administrator to ensure a Wiki's prosperity by enhancing the decent reasoning. Although some decisions are really bad, others aren't as bad, and it is up to an admin to understand that.
- Not all administrators can be classified as leaders. It all depends on their behavior and desires for the community.
- People who aren't admins are able to be leaders, as well. Anybody can be a leader.