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[[File:Protect-site.png|350px|right|thumb|Usage of Protect Site]]
 
[[File:Protect-site.png|350px|right|thumb|Usage of Protect Site]]
   
'''Protect site''' is an extension that allows [[Help:Community Team|Wikia Staff]], the [[Help:VSTF|Spam Task Force]], and [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers|other volunteers]] to temporarily restrict certain actions on a wiki to stop major instances of spam or vandalism. Local administrators can [[Help:Contacting Wikia|contact Wikia]] to request that the extension be enabled for their use.
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'''Protect site''' is an extension that allows [[Help:Community Team|Fandom Staff]], [[Help:Wiki Managers|Wiki Managers]], [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers|Fandom Helpers]], the [[Help:VSTF|Volunteer Spam Task Force]], and [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers|other volunteers]] to temporarily restrict certain actions on a community to stop major instances of spam or vandalism. Local administrators (the administrators for an individual wiki) can request that the extension be enabled for their use, though it is generally only enabled on communities that have an extensive history of spam or vandalism attacks.
   
 
==Usage==
 
==Usage==
Protect site is enabled by default for Wikia Staff, the Spam Task Force, and other Helpers and volunteers, but it can also be enabled for admins [[Help:Contacting Wikia|on request]].
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This extension can be used to restrict actions to either [[Help:User rights#Registered users|'''registered users and administrators''']] or [[Help:User rights#Administrators|'''administrators''']]. The following actions can be restricted:
   
This extension can be used to restrict actions to either [[Help:User_access_levels#What can logged-in users do on a wiki?|'''registered users and administrators''']] or [[Help:User access levels#What can administrators do on a wiki?|'''administrators''']]. The following actions can be restricted:
 
 
* [[Help:Create an account|Creating new accounts]]
 
 
* [[Help:New page|Creating new pages]]
 
* [[Help:New page|Creating new pages]]
 
* [[Help:Editing|Editing pages]]
 
* [[Help:Editing|Editing pages]]
* [[Help:Moving pages|Moving pages]]
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* [[Help:Renaming pages|Renaming pages]]
* [[Help:Upload|Uploading files]]
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* [[Help:Uploading files|Uploading files]]
   
Those with access to protect site will see a link to it in [[Special:SpecialPages]] and can use it from [[Special:Protectsite]]. The maximum amount of time an administrator can protect an entire wiki for is 12 hours.
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Administrators with access to Protect site will see a link to it in [[Special:SpecialPages]] and can use it from [[Special:Protectsite]]. The maximum amount of time for which an administrator can protect an entire community is 12 hours.
   
As this tool will prevent a large number of people from editing the wiki, both good and bad, it should not be used for an extended duration. The protection should only last long enough to be able to clean everything up. Similarly, protect site is '''not''' to be used for long-term protection. Please [[Help:Contacting Wikia|contact Wikia staff]] for alternatives and other options.
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As this tool will prevent a large number of people from editing the community, both good and bad, it should not be used for an extended duration. The protection should only last long enough to be able to clean everything up. Similarly, protect site is '''not''' to be used for long-term protection. Local administrators can require editors to login via [[Help:Wiki Features|Wiki Features]] if logged-out user vandalism is a persistent problem. For other alternatives and options, please [[Help:Contacting Fandom|contact Fandom Support]].
   
When used, it will show up in the [[Special:Logs/protect|protection logs]] and [[Special:RecentChanges|recent changes]] as a protecting of 'Special:AllPages.'
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When used, it will show up in the [[Special:Logs/protect|protection logs]] and [[Special:RecentChanges|recent changes]] as a protecting of 'Special:AllPages.' If the user didn't decide to suppress the expiry time, it will also say how long the protection is.
   
 
==How to request access==
 
==How to request access==
Local administrators can request that this extension be available for their use by [[Help:Contacting Wikia|contacting Wikia]]. The Community Team will then evaluate the request and determine whether it is the right fit for the wiki. Only administrators will be given access, if at all.
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Local administrators can request that this extension be available for their use by [[Help:Contacting Fandom|contacting Fandom Support]]. The Community Team will then evaluate the request and determine whether it is the right fit for the community. Only administrators will be given access, if at all.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*Learn more about [[Help:Administrators' how-to guide|administrative tools]]
 
*Learn more about [[Help:Administrators' how-to guide|administrative tools]]
   
==Further Help & Feedback==
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==Further help and feedback==
 
{{Help and feedback section}}
 
{{Help and feedback section}}
 
 
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Latest revision as of 04:39, December 11, 2019

Protect-site

Usage of Protect Site

Protect site is an extension that allows Fandom Staff, Wiki Managers, Fandom Helpers, the Volunteer Spam Task Force, and other volunteers to temporarily restrict certain actions on a community to stop major instances of spam or vandalism. Local administrators (the administrators for an individual wiki) can request that the extension be enabled for their use, though it is generally only enabled on communities that have an extensive history of spam or vandalism attacks.

UsageEdit

This extension can be used to restrict actions to either registered users and administrators or administrators. The following actions can be restricted:

Administrators with access to Protect site will see a link to it in Special:SpecialPages and can use it from Special:Protectsite. The maximum amount of time for which an administrator can protect an entire community is 12 hours.

As this tool will prevent a large number of people from editing the community, both good and bad, it should not be used for an extended duration. The protection should only last long enough to be able to clean everything up. Similarly, protect site is not to be used for long-term protection. Local administrators can require editors to login via Wiki Features if logged-out user vandalism is a persistent problem. For other alternatives and options, please contact Fandom Support.

When used, it will show up in the protection logs and recent changes as a protecting of 'Special:AllPages.' If the user didn't decide to suppress the expiry time, it will also say how long the protection is.

How to request accessEdit

Local administrators can request that this extension be available for their use by contacting Fandom Support. The Community Team will then evaluate the request and determine whether it is the right fit for the community. Only administrators will be given access, if at all.

See alsoEdit

Further help and feedbackEdit

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