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Being a sysop or Administrator at Conservapedia is not a task one should undertake lightly. Sysops on CP serve as a group of henchmen, or goon squad, run by Andrew Schlafly. As anyone who's watched more than three Bond films knows, henchmen rarely reach the end of the film unscathed. If someone attacks your boss, your job is to take the bullet. If a big boulder is rolling down a hill at the boss, shove him out of the way. Usually, henchmen wear tight-fitting red jumpsuits without undergarments, and this is how CP Sysops are typically dressed as they revert your trolling comments from their
multi-screen 3D supercomputers in their glass corner offices Dells in their trailers.
Not all who have blocking power at Conservapedia are called sysops. It's quite complicated, because Schlafly has created a series of smaller "user rights" packages, including making "upload file" and "editing between 0:31 and 7:01 (EST)" special rights. But mostly what gets a non-sysop added to this list are the coveted and dreaded "blocking" rights. In fact blocking abilities are often given before editing or uploading rights.
Theoretically, those editors who are given blocking rights but not promoted to Administrator status are expected to use their blocking powers only to protect the site from vandalism. Over time this rule has been relaxed, and some of these individuals clearly regard themselves as sysops in all but name, blocking lesser users for numerous trivial transgressions.
Ultimately, it became clear that not everyone was able to maintain the level of ignorance, hypocrisy, tyranny and self-righteousness required at Conservapedia. Only a few sysops of the highest caliber have the mental fortitude to continue contributing on a semi-regular basis. As such, the list of currently active sysops (who make about 1/3rd of all the edits there) has shrunk to just seven. None of those who remain make any attempt at producing an encyclopedia any more, but rather link whore their own blogs, or use the front page as their personal twitter stream.
See Conservapedia:Newcomer's Guide for a more detailed guide to the major players.
- Aschlafly* (Bureaucrat, Siteadmin, Sysop)
- Conservative (Sysop)
- Ed Poor* (Siteadmin, Sysop). Seems to have gone back to Wikipedia as of January 2014.
- Joaquín Martínez (Sysop) -
Went on vacation 4th of August '12, never really came back.Returned after deciding that CP didn't have enough stolen artwork.
- Jpatt (Siteadmin, Sysop) -
Got bored and wandered off March 2013.Returned in May 2013.
- Karajou* (Siteadmin, Sysop) -
R E T I R E DJuly 2, 2007 back again July 3, 2007 "retired until further notice" September 1, 2008back, YET AGAIN, September 4, 2008
- TerryH* (Siteadmin, Sysop) -
Inactive since Feburary 2011.Returned in April 2011 to link whore his new website.
* Also have SiteAdmin rights to turn on/off the database.
Inactive current sysops
- Admin - Inactive since March 2007. (Bureaucrat, Sysop)
- AddisonDM * - One of Andy's unfortunate students.
Inactive since January 2010. Active as of February 2011, participating in class and reverting obvious vandalism, but not actually making other contributions.Inactive since June 2011
- BenjaminS (Sysop) -
Largely inactive since December 2008.Inactive since May 2010.
- BethanyS* (Siteadmin, Sysop) - Inactive since June 2009.
- CPWebmaster* (Bureaucrat, checkuser, Siteadmin, Sysop) -
Largely Inactive since February 2009.Inactive since November 2010.
- CPanel (Sysop) - Inactive since June 2007. Undoubtedly either a sock or meatpuppet of ASchlafly.
- Chippeterson* (Sysop, Siteadmin) - Master of wanted pages, and creator of myriad incoherent cut-and-pasted stub articles. Inactive since April 2011
- ChrisS (Sysop) - Inactive since November 2008.
- CollegeRepublican Schlafly Jr undoubtedly too busy getting laid at college to contribute to Daddy's
high quality encylcopediablog.
- David R (Sysop) - Inactive since April 2008.
- DouglasA (Sysop) - Inventor of a new Conservapedia game: How much content can I delete from the site before its no longer an encyclopedia?  Deleted everything worthwhile. Inactive since May 2011
- DuncanB -
Largely inactive since December 09.Inactive since May 2010
- EdBot - Unplugged since December 08.
- Freedom777 (Sysop) Inactive since July 2008. 
- PhilipB: (Sysop). Inactive since February 2009.
- PhyllisS (Sysop) - Keeping it in the family. (That's Andy's daughter, not his mom) - Largely inactive since August 2010
- RSchlafly (Sysop) - Largely inactive since November 2009. Pops up now and then, but usually disappears after being reminded how insane CP actually is.
(Bureaucrat, Siteadmin, Sysop)- Inactive since March 09 Back during May 20-27 2009- Lost rights July 2014
- Will N. (Sysop) - Inactive since November 2007.
- Ymmotrojam (Sysop) - Inactive since July 2008.
* Also have SiteAdmin rights to turn on/off the database.
Sysop "lite" rights
- Benp: (Block). Promoted in May 2008. Inactive since February 2011. Came back. Then he quit after BestialityaPalooza.
- BertSchlossberg: (Block, Edit, Upload). KAL 007 conspiracy theorist.
Inactive since November 2010 Came back.Inactive since May 2013.
- DeniseM: (Block, Edit, Upload). Promoted very rapidly for biblical insights. Inactive since March 2009.
- DerekE: (Block, Edit). Inactive since May 2013.
- DMorris: (Block, Edit, Upload, Checkuser). Promoted April 2011.
- Double Edge: (Block, Edit, Upload). Inactive since June 2010.
- Jinxmchue: (Block). Ole Jinxypoo may be gone, but his rights remain. Retired June 2010.
- MaxFletcher (Block). Promoted after only 4 days of editing on 17 March 2011. Inactive since November 2011.
- MBack: (Block, Edit). Enthusiastic contributor to the Conservative Bible Project. Inactive since April 2010.
- MarkGB: (Block, Edit, Upload). Inactive since May 2010.
- PaulBurnett: (Block, Edit). Insufficiently deferential to Jpatt resulting in being blocked on January 19, 2011.
- StevenM: (Block, Edit). Inactive since December 2009.
- SharonW (Block, Edit) Promoted to Block after counterwandal activities and then edit for no apparent reason. Spends most of her time at Ameriwiki, per October 2011. Also blocked Bootmii. ("Boot me? Really?"). Inactive since December 2012. Made one edit in April 2017.
- BHathorn (Block, edit) Apparently Billy Hathorn. Copypastes his articles on Republican Texan politicians from WP.
- CPalmer (Block) After over three years, he got his banhammer!. Inactive since April 2013.
- Danq (Block, edit) Quit in October 2013.
- Toadaron (Block, edit)
- WesleyS (block)
- PeterKa (Block) Active in October 2015... will check back to see if he's still around when my ban's up next year.
- Bohdan (Sysop)
R E T I R E D September 11, 2007Reinstated Feb 29, 2008  RENAMED: HenryS - inactive since December 2008, stripped of rights in June 2009.
- Foxtrot: as Bungler (
upload, edit, block) - seems genuine - noncontroversial generally (although deeply homophobic) PROVISIONALLY DEMOTED for inactivity. (21 Apr 2010)
- Philip J. Rayment* (Siteadmin,
Sysop, Block, Edit, Upload) Resigned from sysop Inactive since March 2009. Wrote a lengthy essay regarding why he left, amazingly pettydetailed and surprisingly accurate regarding the site and how it is run.
- Taj (blocking power).
Largely inactive since February 2009. Returned in May 2009, additional rights bestowed in January 2010.RETIRED AS OF 12 May 2010. Returned for a short time; Resigned as of July 8, 2012 
- BrianCo: a long-time editor
(Block, edit, Upload), generally far too non-controversial to actually make sysop.Banned for nothing in particular.
- Bugler: not quite a sysop (Block, edit, Upload), but a total wazzock (
almostcertainly a parodist) Admitted to being a parodist.
- ColinR (Sysop) F I R E D May, 2007.
- CPAdmin1 (Siteadmin, Sysop) RETIRED AS OF 12/31/08
- DanH (Siteadmin, Sysop) RESIGNED IN PROTEST June 19, 2008
- Crocoite (Sysop) RENAMED: DeanS*
RESIGNED IN PROTEST June 22, 2008He's back blocking. Appears to have retired after the death of his wife. Rights removed on 8 August 2010.
- Deborah: not a sysop, but has a lot of power - almost as much power as her
redirectedit count F I R E D (05-Dec-08) for "inactivity; also wrong edit to Kosher entry re: fish)"
- Elamdri (Sysop) F I R E D for "inactivity".
- Fox (Sysop) F I R E D for "inactivity" (Back Again, 12/2007) F I R E D for adding liberal lulz. He came back and started blocking again; eventually, got tired of CP's antisemites and quit on November 25, 2008. F I R E D for good on 7-Dec-08 (for inactivity). In January 2009, Teacake banhammered him with the reason "Liberal parodist", yet somehow failed to revert any of his alleged "liberal parody" edits... Fox doesn't really care though - he actually socked up when he knew he was on the way out and used plenty of deep cover IDs to insert some absolutely outrageous material into otherwise innocuous articles.
- Geo.plrd* (Siteadmin, Sysop) -
Largely inactive since January 2009. F I R E D for inactivity.
- HelpJazz: (Block). F I R E D for "inactivity". Disempowered by Andy in preparation for the Great Promotions of 2009.
- Hojimachong (Sysop) F I R E D for "inactivity", actual reason was being RW janitor.
(Siteadmin, Sysop).F I R E D for repeated edit conflicts with other administratorsnot kissing TK's ring. Went silent and subsequently resigned for good some time after the rights were stripped.
- Jinxmchue: the jerk rehabilitation project's finest work! Didn't believe the surgeon general's warning that taking on TK can be hazardous for your health.
- JacobB (Sysop): parodist, F I R E D after he came out.
- Learn together* (Siteadmin, Sysop) - Inactive since January 2009. F I R E D for "inactivity" 22 June 2009
- MikeSalter: (Block) A sock of Bugler who managed to earn block rights within 8 days of creating his account.
- Niandra* (Siteadmin, Sysop) (Note:23:37, 6 August 2007 Aschlafly renamed the user "Niandra" (and moved edits) to "Jallen") Since Andy calls her "Justine", her real name might be Justine Allen.
Inactive since July 2009F I R E D for "inactivity" 1 Aug 2011.
- RJJensen:(Sysop). Q U I T after Andy Schlafly deleted his cp:American Jews without discussion in January 2010. Last edit April 2010. Formally desysoped August 2011.
RobSRenamed RobSmith (09/25/07) (Sysop) - Inactive since May 2008 Damn, he's back, as of July 2009F I R E D August 2011 "pending further review" (yeah right) for attempting to reform the cesspit.
- RodWeathers. (Block, edit & upload) F I R E D 31 Dec 2008, because Andy couldn't confirm his name. Later came out as a parodist.
- Sarah B (Sysop) F I R E D for "inactivity".
- Tash (Block, Edit, Upload) F I R E D for inactivity.
(Siteadmin, Sysop) F I R E D 11/2007 for being RW agent, "insignificant" contribs to CP, and general douchebaggery. He's back editing CP, pushing his weight around and blocking. He probably wants his Admin job back. Back in action as of 1/1/2009Died in harness, December 2010. Rights removedimg post mortem on Feb 6, 2011.
- Tmtoulouse lasted about 45 minutes. F I R E D
- Tzoran: (Block, Edit). Stripped of rights by Andy on 7 Jan 11, after user retired from CP. Blocked by the Assfly on 11 March 2011.
- Willminator: (Block, Edit).
F I R E D by Conservative on 14 Dec 2010 Unblocked himself on 31 Dec 2010.F I R E D by Andy and JPatt on 14 Feb 2011 for asking whether TK is really dead.
- SeanS: (Block) Promoted after undoing vandalism sprees. Mikalos on RW. Eventually went MexMax on Conservative and Markman while repeatedly committing wikicide and subsequently reviving himself. After his fifth wikicide he was demoted for good.
- KhalidM (Block) F I R E D
- NKeaton (Block) F I R E D by Aschlafly on 24 July 2013. The day afterwards he was banished by the assfly for two years.
- DVergne (Block, edit) F I R E D by Joaquín and Schlafly for calling Qaddafi a dictator.
- Markman (Block, edit) F I R E D by Ken and Schlafly on 19 August 2013.
- Iduan: (Block). Promoted 17 March 2011. F I R E D by Andy on 21 February 2014.
- Brenden (Block, edit) F I R E D by Andy on 21 February 2014.
- PetyrB (Block, Skipcaptcha) Joined Conservapedia on 24 June 2014. Promoted on 29 June 2014 after sucking up to Andy. On 7 July 2014 he was discovered to be a sock of Markman through the use of checkuser. PetyrB went MexMax in response, and shortly afterwards was blocked and his user rights removed by Andy.
- JamesWilson (Block, edit, rollback) promoted after his Elvis spree, blocked himself in 2012. Unblocked himself in 2014, and was soon demoted for his claim that fornication included non-procreative sex within marriage. He blocked himself before the demotion, so he's unable to edit.
- GFitz/RonaldB (Block, rollback) apparently an account originally used by the late George Fitzgerald, founder of Ameriwiki. Blocked by DMorris in 2017 when account was used by someone claiming to be George's friend Ronald. Rights have yet to be removed, and the account was blocked for allegedly being a sockpuppet account of James Wilson.
How to become a CP sysop
Just how do you become a sysop at CP? Like BethanyS it's by making a lot of edits, being well groomed and educating Andy Schlafly, as well as "being there" during a vandal attack, that's how. But lets have a look in detail at those edits. I have taken some figures (16:04, 5 June 2007 EST) and broken down her contributions since 8 December 2006. This is her complete edit history!
- Dec 8 : 31 edits (6 articles, 1 term, 24 user/talk/images)
- Jan 26: 19 edits (4 articles + 2 minor corrections to own edits, 13 user/talk/images)
- Mar 9 : 4 edits (1 article, 3 terms)
- Mar 16: 1 edit (1 user talk)
- Mar 30: 14 edits (3 articles + 1 minor correction, 3 terms, 7 user/talk/images)
- May 12: 2 edits (2 user talk)
- May 14: 3 edits (3 user talk)
- May 16: 8 edits (1 articles + 1 minor correction, 2 terms, 4 user/talk/images)
- May 18: 3 edits (3 user talk)
- May 19: 3 edits (3 user talk)
- May 22 - BethanyS nominates herself for sysop
- May 22: 14 edits (2 articles, 5 terms, 4 user/talk/images, 3 sysop contest)
- May 23: 52 edits (9 articles + 2 minor corrections, 38 terms, 3 user/talk)
- May 24: 21 edits (3 articles + 1 minor correction, 13 terms, 3 user/talk/image, 1 sysop contest)
- May 25: 8 edits (3 articles + 1 minor correction, 3 terms, 1 user/talk/image)
- May 26: 4 edits (2 articles, 2 terms)
- May 28: 8 edits (2 articles + 1 minor correction, 3 terms, 2 debate)
- May 29: 5 edits (3 articles, 1 user/talk/image, 1 sysop contest)
- May 30: 4 edits (1 articles + 1 minor correction, 1 user/talk/image, 1 sysop contest)
- May 31: 12 edits (1 articles + 1 minor correction, 4 terms, 5 user/talk/image, 1 sysop contest)
- Jun 2: 19 edits (8 articles + 4 minor correction, 2 terms, 2 user/talk/image, 3 sysop contest)
- Jun 3: 20 edits (4 articles, 7 terms, 6 user/talk/image, 2 sysop contest, 1 redirect)
- Jun 4: BethanyS is a sysop!
- Jun 4: 26 edits (2 articles + 1 minor correction, 1 term, 14 user/talk/image, 8 sysops contest)
- Jun 5: 13 edits (2 articles, 11 user/talk/image)
So out of 289 edits:
- 24 User talk (11 own talk)
- 62 Own user page
- 17 Images uploaded
- 78 American History terms (list of links to other pages)
- 9 History terms (list of links to other pages)
- 19 Sysop contest contributions
- 14 Fantasy related articles (elves, dwarves, orcs, Eragon etc.)
- 38 Short articles
- 0 Vandalism reverts
And of those short articles:
- Head : plagiarized from www.DidYouKnow.com (no citation)
- Lemuel Haynes: plagiarized from www.whitehouse.gov (no citation)
- Robert H Goddard: plagiarized from www.siarchives.si.edu (no citation) 
Note that big sister SharonS often has to help out by improving the articles afterwards.
Criteria for sysopship include: two pieces of ID, a personal reference from a teacher, lawyer or clergyman, a notarised written personal guarantee and a sample of DNA.
Sysop contest timeline
|9 May 2007||Thresholds of 9700 and 10000 new articles set for next promotions|
|16 May 2007||Bohdan promoted|
|16 May 2007||Joaquin Martinez promoted|
|22 May 2007||Will N. promoted|
|24 May 2007||Threshold 10500|
|31 May 2007||Crocoite promoted|
|31 May 2007||Threshold 11000|
|4 June 2007||BethanyS promoted|
|4 June 2007||Threshold 12000|
|22 June 2007||DeborahB promoted|
|22 June 2007||Threshold 13000|
|4 July 2007||Fox promoted|
|4 July 2007||Threshold 14000 (revised 2 minutes later "because of strong growth" - why?)|
|4 July 2007||Threshold 15000|
|27 July 2007||Threshold 17000|
|7 September 2007||Threshold 18000|
|12 December 2007||Conservapedia will soon promote one or more Sysops, for the first time in months (Main page notice)|
|16 December 2007||Conservapedia surpasses 21000 articles (allegedly)|
|20 December 2007||New user CollegeRepublican promoted|
List of editors with sysoplike rights
(at 07:05, 12 August 2010 (UTC))
special rights: Block (12), bot (1), bureaucrat (4), checkuser (16), edit (28), oversight (12), Siteadmin (22), SkipCaptcha (3), sysop (35) and Upload (19).
|user||Blo||bot||bur||che||edi||ove||Sit||Ski||sys||Upl||all edits||recent edits||verdict|
|Ed Poor||×||×||×||×||22704||317||Very active|
- Sysop is a post that no longer exists at Conservapedia; all former sysops are now Administrators.
- Appears to also be CPWebmaster
- CollegeRepublican, famously, was promoted to sysop before ever editing, and to date, only ever made two short edits to "breaking news". However, for some unknown reason, he/she/it is still on the "power list". Two edits. Wow, nice "meritocracy" you have on your blog, Andy!
- Holy crap! http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:Log&limit=500&type=delete&user=DouglasA&month=&year=
- Also known as the guy who made two mainspace edits and spent the other... 550 or so edits on his Intelligent Design userpage project.
- (54 edits from February - August, inactive since August 2009)
- Siarchives page on Goddard, see 8th paragraph
- BethanyS' contribution, see section "The First Rocket