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Bureaucrats, Administrators, Content Moderators and Rollbacks, also called wiki staff, are able to exercise certain rights within the community. However, keeping in mind certain rules, they can exercise these rights.

Reverting

Anyone with or without rights can undo another user's edits, but it takes a lot of clicks to do so. Users who have rollback rights can revert multiple edits of another user with a single click.

Rules

Read the rules below carefully before exercising this right:

  • Do not use this right unnecessarily.
    • If someone has made an edit that is inappropriate or doesn't match the topic of the wiki, you are free to revert it.
  • If you feel that another user made an edit with good intentions, but the edit turned out to be incorrect, please let them know.
    • It is not mandatory to send a message to a user who vandalizes community pages.

Protecting pages

Administrators or Content Moderators can protect or unprotect pages, including ones that do not exist. Protecting a community page or image means that no other user, who is not an admin, can make any edits to that page or image.

The majority of pages on the wiki should remain publicly editable, and not protected. Pages may, however, be temporarily or permanently protected for legal reasons (for example, license texts should not be changed) or in cases of extreme vandalism, edit warring or abusive re-creation.

A page can be permanently protected for following reasons:

  • Protecting highly vandalized pages.
  • Maintaining the integrity of key copyright and license pages.
  • Preventing repeatedly created vandal or spam pages from creation.

MediaWiki pages are automatically protected, leaving only Administrators with the option to edit them.

A temporary protection is used for:

  • Enforcing a "'cool down'" period to stop an "edit war", upon request.
  • Protecting a page or image that has been a recent target of persistent vandalism or persistent edits by a banned user.
  • An Administrator or a Content Moderator can protect the page from any other user without their user rights. This includes rollback users.

Rules

These are the guidelines for protecting pages:

  • Do not make the common mistake of protecting pages unnecessarily. For example, do not protect a page simply because it is the Main Page.
  • Do not edit a temporarily protected page except to add a notice explaining the page is protected.
  • Do not protect a page you are involved in an edit dispute over.
  • Avoid favoring one version of the article over another, unless one version is vandalism.
  • Temporarily protected pages should not be left protected for very long.
  • Talk pages and user talk pages are not protected except in extreme circumstances. This includes a personal attack from another user, by writing slurs or posting inappropriate content.
  • The protection of a page on any particular version is not meant to express support for that version and requests should therefore not be made that the protected version be reverted to a different one.

Deleting pages

Administrators or Content Moderators have the ability to remove or restore any page in this community. Pages that violate community guidelines are removed.

Reasons

Below are some of the reasons under which these pages can be removed:

  • Copyright infringement: Pages that infringe copyright should be removed immediately.
  • Rubbish, Does not exist, Exists already: A page that is rubbish or does not match the subject. Additionally, if any page is in the wiki and another similar page is made, then it should also be removed.
  • Marked for deletion: If any page is marked as candidate for deletion, please act on it as per your common sense.
  • Fanon/Speculation: Pages focused on fanon/speculation are not needed.
  • Spam: Spamming pages or files is strictly prohibited.

Blocking

In case a user has violated the rules, a Bureaucrat or an Administrator can block them.

Depending on the severity of the crime, a user can be blocked from either three days or longer. The Administrator or Bureaucrat must provide a reason for blocking a user.

After the block expires, if a user returns to the site and violates another rule, the Administrator or Bureaucrat can block them for a longer period of time. In case where the user has violated the rules repeatedly (four or more times), the block placed is permanent. Blocks for vandalizing articles can be granted without warning; in other cases the user should be warned to stop their behavior.

Transfer of rights

A wiki staff can, at any time, transfer their rights to another account of their own.

If a staff member wishes to delegate his/her rights to another user, he/she must ensure that the other user meets all the requirements that are required for that position.

Staff members who are elected by voting may only delegate their rights to another user.

It is to be noted that a staff member can delegate his/her posts to anyone for a maximum period of three months. After that, the user must win those roles by winning the vote.

If the staff member returns, they may withdraw their rights from that user. At that point, the user will be left with no other option but to give back the rights.

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