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[[File:Protect-site.png|350px|right|thumb|Usage of Protect Site]]
 
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'''Protect site''' is an extension that is a last resort method that allows [[Special:Listusers/staff|Wikia staff]], [[Special:Listusers/helper|Helpers]],or [[Special:Listusers/vstf|VSTF]] to temporarily restrict certain actions. It is only to be used temporarily as a means to stop a major vandalism or spam attack.
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'''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.
 
The extension is enabled on Wikia by default; however, only Wikia staff, Helpers, and VSTF have access to it using the default settings. If a wiki is sustaining extensive vandalism or spam attacks, the administrators of that wiki can [[Special:Contact|contact Wikia staff]], and allowing protect site access for administrators may be considered, among other options.
 
   
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Help:Page protection]]
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*Learn more about [[Help:Page protection|protecting pages]]
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*Learn more about [[Help:Spam|spam]] and [[Help:Vandalism|vandalism]]
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*Learn more about [[Help:Administrators' how-to guide|administrative tools]]
   
[[Category:Help|Protect site]]
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==Further Help & Feedback==
[[Category:Extensions|Protect site]]
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{{Help and feedback section}}
   
 
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Revision as of 18:20, August 31, 2012

Protect-site

Usage of Protect Site

Protect site is an extension that allows Wikia Staff, the Spam Task Force, and other volunteers to temporarily restrict certain actions on a wiki to stop major instances of spam or vandalism. Local administrators can contact Wikia to request that the extension be enabled for their use.

Usage

With the extension one can restrict the following actions to either registered users and sysops or just sysops.

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 one can protect an entire wiki for 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 contact Wikia staff for alternatives and other options.

When used, it will show up in the protection logs and recent changes as a protect of 'Special:AllPages'.

See also

Further Help & Feedback

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