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 supervisor @ (remove spaces) 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