The staff of Bulbanews are the editors, writers, columnists, and administrative staff who make up the backbone of the wiki. While any registered user may submit a news draft, the Bulbanews staff need to approve the article before it can be published.
Bulbanews has seven staff groups divided into three tiers. Each of these has a different job description and set of Mediawiki tools. The staff members, along with their roles here at Bulbanews, are all listed below.
Board of editors
The Bulbanews Board of Editors are the highest ranking staff group on the wiki. These individuals have the authority to approve news articles, columns, and opinion articles and to appoint new staff members. They can delete and protect articles, and block problematic users.
- RexRacer - Editor-in-Chief
- The dark lord trombonator - Managing Editor
- evkl - Bulbagarden Chief of Staff
- MAGNEDETH - Bulbapedia Editor-in-Chief
- Archaic - Webmaster (not actual member of the Board)
- Argy - Former Editor-in-Chief (not actual member of the Board)
The technical staff are mainly users who have staff roles on other Bulbagarden sites. These roles are largely analogous to the bureaucrat, administrator, and junior administrator roles on Bulbapedia, however most of the staff here are less than active and have powers to provide Bulbanews with additional support should it require. While these editors are more than welcome to submit news stories, and are encouraged to, they are not the core news staff. Users with an interest in journalism and regular reporting for Bulbanews may find themselves better suited in the Writer or Senior Writer group.
Members of the Bulbapedia Editorial Board are assigned the bureaucrat group on Bulbanews. Some former Bulbanews staff members may also be allocated membership of this group. They can edit published articles, move articles, delete articles, protect articles, block users, suppress redirects, change userrights, and lock the wiki to edits by staff members only of all groups below them.
|Kenji-girl||Active||January 30, 2010||Unites States||Bulbapedia staff|
|Zesty Cactus||Active||February 10, 2012||Canada||Bulbapedia staff|
|Ataro||Active||August 3, 2014||United States||Bulbapedia staff|
|Jo The Marten||Active||April 3, 2012||United States||Bulbapedia staff|
|Pokemaster97||Active||June 13, 2013||United States||Senior Writer; Bulbapedia Deputy Editor-in-Chief|
|Abcboy||Active||March 19, 2017||United States||Bulbapedia staff|
|Darkeiya||Inactive||March 4, 2010||United States||Bulbapedia staff|
Administrators are mainly senior Bulbagarden staff members who have served staff roles on Bulbanews in the past. They can edit published articles, move articles, delete articles, protect articles, and block problematic users. Bulbanews:Administrators
Bulbanews's support staff are users who have staff roles on other Bulbagarden sites, but are not regular writers. They can edit published articles, move articles, and delete vandalized revisions of articles.
|Blazingfist||Active||August 26, 2014||Netherlands||Bulbapedia staff|
|$aturn¥oshi||Inactive||June 23, 2011||United States||Bulbagarden forums staff|
|Spriteit||Active||June 10, 2012||Australia||Bulbapedia staff|
This group of users help out with translation of news articles. They have the ability to edit news articles
|Username||Activity||Since||Location||Language of Expertise|
|Dogasu||Inactive||June 26, 2007||Japan||Japanese|
|Believix||Active||Nov. 22, 2014||Lebanon||French|
|Bluesun||Active||August 3, 2014||United Kingdom||Japanese|
|DeviantDreamer||Active||Nov. 21, 2014||The Netherlands||Dutch|
|Rhm2768||Active||August 3, 2014||South Korea||Korean|
|TheMew||Active||Nov. 21, 2014||The Netherlands||Dutch|
|Wowy||Active||August 3, 2014||Australia||Korean|
|Kyriaki||Active||August 3, 2014||South Korea||Korean|
|神奇超龍||Active||June 14, 2013||The Philippines||Chinese|
|Littlenintengirl||Active||Sept. 3, 2017||United States||Japanese|
These are Bulbanews's core staff. These users regularly report and publish news articles or opinion columns. Often, they have their own specialist fields on which they report.
The senior writers are dedicated writers who know and understand Bulbanews style. In addition to being able to report their own and other contributors' articles, they can delete articles, protect articles, bypass redirects, and block problematic users.
|Funktastic~!||Active||June 13, 2013||United States||Video games, Events, Merchandise, Manga|
|Pokemaster97||Active||June 13, 2013||United States||Video games, Anime, Events, Merchandise|
The writers are some of Bulbanews's regular reporters. They can publish directly in the mainspace, as well as move others' articles to this area. They should be familiar with most Bulbanews style.
|Ryu Shoji||Inactive||March 14, 2013||United Kingdom||Video games, Anime|
|神奇超龍||Active||June 14, 2013||The Philippines||Anime, Manga|
From time to time, Bulbanews will hire columnists to write regularly-scheduled opinion articles on a topic of their own choice (at the Board of Editors' discretion). They can publish their columns directly in the main namespace.
|Username||Activity||Since||Location||Column title||Column focus||Update schedule|
|ArchivistGeek||Inactive||5 November 2014||United States||Can we catch ‘em all?||Media archaeology||Weekly|
|Daniedeter||Inactive||15 September 2011||United States||Crunching the Numbers||Applications of mathematics in Pokémon||Monthly (currently on hiatus)|
|Xan Hutcheon||Inactive||25 April 2010||United States||On the Origin of Species||Pokémon origins and biology||Weekly (currently on hiatus)|
|Maxite||Inactive||20 February 2014||United States||Upcoming||Upcoming|
If you seek more information about Bulbanews staff groups, perhaps consider reading this page. If that does not help, contact an active staff member.
If you wish to be part of Bulbanews staff, you will need to impress the Board of Editors through regular reporting and knowledge of Bulbanews style. If you wish to write a regular column for Bulbanews, you may contact the editors directly.