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==Usage==
 
==Usage==
With the extension one can restrict the following actions to either [[Help%3AUser_access_levels#What_can_logged-in_users_do_on_a_wiki.3F|'''registered users and sysops''']] or just [[Help%3AUser_access_levels#What_can_administrators_do_on_a_wiki.3F|'''sysops''']].
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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]].
   
* [[Help:Create_an_account|Creating new accounts]]
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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:New_page|Creating new pages]]
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* [[Help:Create an account|Creating new accounts]]
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* [[Help:New page|Creating new pages]]
 
* [[Help:Editing|Editing pages]]
 
* [[Help:Editing|Editing pages]]
 
* [[Help:Moving pages|Moving pages]]
 
* [[Help:Moving pages|Moving pages]]
 
* [[Help:Upload|Uploading files]]
 
* [[Help:Upload|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 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 [[Special:Contact|contact Wikia staff]] for alternatives and other options.
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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]]. The maximum amount of time an administrator can protect an entire wiki for is 12 hours.
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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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When used, it will show up in the [[Special:Logs/protect|protection logs]] and [[Special:RecentChanges|recent changes]] as a protecting of 'Special:AllPages.'
   
When used, it will show up in the [[Special:Logs/protect|protection logs]] and [[Special:RecentChanges|recent changes]] as a protect of 'Special:AllPages'.
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==How to request access==
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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.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 18:26, 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

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 on request.

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. The maximum amount of time an administrator 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 protecting of 'Special:AllPages.'

How to request access

Local administrators can request that this extension be available for their use by 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.

See also

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