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I edited this page in July 2008, but noticed now that I can't edit any Help Namespace pages here. My question is this: is this apparently new change that permits only admins to edit Help Namespace pages Wikia-wide? Blue Rook 04:51, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

It only affects Wikia Help, due to Help:Shared Help. Kirkburn (talk) @fandom 13:23, 12 November 2008 (UTC) 

Admin rollbackEdit

possible to add a line here some where (maybe in the hot to add rollback/sysop section), that sysops dont need rollback also --Uberfuzzy 09:46, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Done. Kirkburn (talk) @fandom 14:51, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Made it a little more noticeable because this is done a lot (on a daily basis), and added a section about bots. Probably may want to add another bullet to w:c:messaging:MediaWiki:Userrights-groups-help to note this. --Charitwo (talk) 15:24, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Uh! Oh! What? Edit

Staff is the employes in the wiki are they paid like on the pay role?

Young Piece 23:23, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Staff have access to all of Wikia's wikis, they are paid employees of Wikia. See Help:Wikia Staff for more information. --Charitwo (talk) 13:48, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Buerocrat Edit

Who is the buerocrat, or whatever,of the Road Wars Wiki THEBILL1996 16:52, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Have a look at Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat. Followed by 100 zeroes (talk | contribs) 01:07, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Er...I mean, have a look at Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat on that wiki. Followed by 100 zeroes (talk | contribs) 01:08, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Admin questionEdit

Can Admin's give other Users Admin powers? --User:axx1000 19:42, 17 August 2009

No, only bureaucrats. Kirkburn (talk) @fandom 23:54, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Changing permissionsEdit

Why can't an admin of an individual wiki block non-logged-in users from editing? I've started a wiki on a subject that's likely to draw several trolls, and I'd rather stop them from editing in the first place than have to clean up after them. Shiftnoise 00:00, April 5, 2010 (UTC)

Hello, this can be done on each individual wiki, but it is not something we would usually recommend. It's much harder to build the community on a wiki that blocks anonymous users. This is because many first time visitors will try out the site before logging and creating an account. Forcing people to log in first can put people off and slow the growth of your wiki.
While it is often true that more problem edits can come from anonymous editors, accounts are easy to make and it's likely that vandals and spammers will just switch tactics rather than go away. At least with anonymous edits, you can see which are the ones to check first, and can see the IP of the vandal directly. With this information it's possible (in some cases) to block a range of IPs and prevent someone editing who is switching IP addresses.
The main reason we recommend keeping a wiki open to editing by all, is that it's just more friendly that way. Open editing is an ideal, one that wikis were built on. We think it's good to keep wikis that way. Of course, there may be special circumstances on particular wikis, and we are always willing to listen to any specific considerations.
Best, --Sarah@fandom (talk 21:38, April 5, 2010 (UTC)

Autoconfirmed Edit


This page could/should also cover autoconfirmed users and especially how to become one. Different sources tell 10 edits + 4 days old account or 10 mainspace edits + 1 week old account. What is true for tibiawiki? Is it also possible for administrators and/or bureaucrats to speed up this process, by manually confirming users? If not, is it possible you would implement such a feature? Thanks ;)

{{subst:User:Bennie/Signature}} 15:22, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

Anonymous Edit

Is there any way we can keep anonymous users from editing on our wiki?

You could request it from Wikia. However, they very rarely disable anon editing unless there is a very good reason. ~ty 05:19, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

New pages Edit

How can I prevent users from creating new pages? --XXPowerMexicoXx

Request from Wikia to remove the createpage right from users and *. That would only allow Admins to be able to create pages. ~ty 05:20, December 9, 2011 (UTC)


I've found out that all Wikia Untils are all staff, and Toughpigs also have sysop rights Sam Wang 09:56, January 29, 2012 (UTC)

Authenticated Edit

Will Wikia be adding a section for Authenticated users? Would that be added here as an additional section, or would a separate help page be created? If Staff would provide some guidance, I'd take on the task. Thanks! — SpikeToronto 16:58, June 27, 2012 (UTC)

Hi Spike! "Authenticated" is used very (very) rarely, and isn't something users can control, access, or apply for, so I don't think it's needed right now. When there's an Authenticated user on a wiki, the community is generally aware of it and what it means. Let me know if you're hearing about confusion anywhere. Thanks! --Dopp WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 17:05, July 2, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Dopp! To be totally honest, I was just trying to get rid of a redlink at Special:ListGroupRights and was hoping for someplace to direct it to. :D It was never anything important. Thanks again! — SpikeToronto 04:04, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

Userpage titlesEdit

I'm not sure if this possibility exists, but if it does, it would be good to note it. Is it possible to edit wikis so that bureaucrats are listed as bureaucrats and not as admins?

Is it also possible to have a title on the userpage to distinguish those with rollback rights?

Currently I've only seen 4 titles: Staff/Founder/Admin/Chat moderator. I'm not sure if any others display like this.

I've seen some wikis that have custom usertitles (usually fitting a wiki's theme) so it got me wondering.

Also I made some edits to the wording of the page, added some information about these titles, and moved rollback before chat mod because it's clearly not as authoritative a position. +Yc 22:34, November 7, 2012 (UTC)

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