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'''Protect site''' is a core MediaWiki extension that allows [[Help:Community Team|Fandom Staff]], [[Help:Wiki Managers|Wiki Managers]], [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers|Fandom Helpers]], and the [[Help:SpamTaskForce|Spam Obliteration and Prevention]] team to temporarily restrict certain actions on a community to stop major instances of spam or vandalism.
 
'''Protect site''' is an extension that allows [[Help:Community Team|Fandom Staff]], 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==
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* [[Help:Uploading files|Uploading files]]
 
* [[Help:Uploading files|Uploading files]]
   
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.
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Those with access to Protect site will see a link to it in [[Special:SpecialPages]] and can use it from [[Special:ProtectSite]]. For further information, see [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ProtectSite the extension documentation].
 
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.' If the user didn't decide to suppress the expiry time, it will also say how long the protection is.
 
 
==How to request access==
 
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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[[pl:Pomoc:Protect_site]]
 
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[[ru:Справка:Защита сайта]]
 
[[ru:Справка:Защита сайта]]
[[tr:w:c:tr.help:Yardım:Siteyi koru]]
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[[tr:Yardım:Siteyi koru]]
 
[[uk:Довідка:Захист сайту]]
 
[[uk:Довідка:Захист сайту]]
 
[[vi:Trợ giúp:Bảo vệ toàn phần]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:01, August 27, 2020

Protect site is a core MediaWiki extension that allows Fandom Staff, Wiki Managers, Fandom Helpers, and the Spam Obliteration and Prevention team to temporarily restrict certain actions on a community to stop major instances of spam or vandalism.

UsageEdit

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

Those with access to Protect site will see a link to it in Special:SpecialPages and can use it from Special:ProtectSite. For further information, see the extension documentation.

See alsoEdit

Further help and feedbackEdit

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