Research Wiki relies on the editor to edit facts from researchers, trolls and anonymous edits. This person cannot come to any conclusions whatsoever about the nature or intent of the persons they deal with. Accordingly it is dangerous to let them block IP or perform other operational distinctions since they will inevitably confuse those roles with their editorial role. Accordingly there is need for a:
Any large public wiki has factions, but Consumerium itself is especially reliant on them for training, recruitment and debate, in the same way as a parliament relies on every political party to drive its debates. A sysop must not interfere with this.
Accordingly the sysop and editor functions are separate - to take an editor function implies giving up all power to do technological escalation, while, to accept that power means to give up all editorial input at all.
The Publish:administrator by contrast has much more specific Publish:administrator guidelines that are suitable to managing an orderly publication by a responsible party. And, also by contrast the other way, the Lowest Troll and trollish is about the only way that the Develop Wiki is "managed" at all. The high level of chaos seems to be creative and effective - resulting of course in the design of Consumerium:itself.