Become a Supervisor

Some of's most active and trusted contributors become volunteer Supervisors. These individuals are given additional Super Powers to perform an array of higher-level edits. Supervisors are able to merge questions together, block vandals, and spin off discussion posts into questions, and are equipped with a variety of other special abilities and functions to use at their discretion. Becoming a Supervisor does not require a minimum amount of work, but does require that the tools be used responsibly.

We currently have two types of Supervisors: Category Supervisors and Floating Supervisors. Category Supervisors oversee one or more categories of interest. Often, those employed (or hobbyists) in a certain field will choose to become a Category-specific Supervisor. This gives them the advantage of really recognizing answers that need work, as they are familiar with the lingo and concepts.

A Floating Supervisor, on the other hand, has all of the same tools as a Category Supervisor, without the responsibilities of overseeing a certain area of the site. This is a more open-ended way to get started. It's ideal for those without a lot of time, but who still want to contribute with more high-powered tools when they visit the site.

If you'd like, you can request a Mentor to help guide you in your first experiences as a Supervisor. Read more about the Supervisor Mentoring Program.

Would you like to be a Supervisor?:

Because Supervisors have so much power we need to make sure they understand how works. These are the minimum requirements:

  • You must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Ask at least three questions.
    (You can ask anything, whether or not you know the answer.)
  • Contribute at least 10 answers or improvements to answers.
  • Make at least 15 assorted edits, e.g. improving questions, moving them, adding related questions and links, etc.

    (This might sound like a lot but it's actually the easiest and quickest item on this list.)

When you have met the requirements and are ready to take the next step, email to be considered. Make sure to include your interest in becoming either a Category or Floating Supervisor and provide your User ID. We'll do a quick review of your previous contributions and contact you ASAP. > Wiki Answers > Help Center > Become a Supervisor