ST ACTD Wiki:Administrators

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The Star Trek: A Call To Duty wiki has several administrators who assist with the daily operations of the wiki itself.

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What is an administrator

Administrators, also called sysops, are active and regular editors who have access to technical features that help with maintenance. Administrators are expected to respect and be familiar with policy as they are known and trusted members of the community. They can protect and delete pages, block other editors, and undo these actions as well. By default, these privileges are granted indefinitely and are only removed under exceptional circumstances.

Powers

The wiki software has a few important features that are restricted. Of those restricted features, administrators have access to the following:

Protected pages

  • Edit the Main Page, and other protected pages.
  • Protect and unprotect pages, with different kinds of protection against editing by certain classes of users, and page moving.

Deletion and undeletion

  • Delete pages, including images, and their history. Sometimes deletion is a technical matter, in which a redirection page has to be removed to make way for renaming an article, or a page whose history has been broken up has to be deleted and the pieces recombined. Other times it's a matter of cleaning up simple junk edits on pages with no actual content, or removing material that has been pasted in from another site or does not belong on the wiki.

Block and unblock

  • Block IP addresses, IP ranges, and user accounts, for a specific time or indefinitely.
  • Unblock IP addresses, IP ranges, and user accounts.

Reverting

  • Revert pages quickly. Any logged-in user can revert a page to an earlier version. Administrators have a faster, automated reversion tool to help them revert vandalism. When looking at a user's contributions, a link that looks like: [rollback] – appears next to edits that are at the top of the edit history. Clicking on the link reverts to the last edit not authored by that user, with an edit summary of (Reverted edits by X to last version by Y) and marks it as a minor change. One-click rollback is only intended for vandalism, spam, etc.; if reverting over disputed content, it should be done manually with an appropriate edit summary.

Access Levels

In addition to administrators, there are other types of identified users:

IP addresses

Visitors who haven't "signed in" CANNOT edit articles. This decision was based on the desire to keep vandalism to a minimum.

Signed-in users

Signed-in users can edit articles. They can also upload files and start new articles.

Bureaucrats

Users with "bureaucrat" status can turn other users into sysops, change usernames, and flag and unflag bots accounts. Bureaucrats are created by other bureaucrats on projects where these exist. Sysoppings are recorded in Special:Log/rights. There is only one current bureaucrats - Gilles Léger .

Current Sysops

A.J. Foster

A.J.

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Gilles Léger

Gilles

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Stefan Löffler

Stefan

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