GSWiki:Access levels

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All users on the Gemini Station Wiki have the ability to view and read pages. A number of special user roles exist, with advanced rights.

A contributor's ability to perform certain actions on the Gemini Station Wiki depends on their access level. This is determined by whether the editor is logged into an account, whether the account has a sufficient age, and what additional rights have been assigned to the account.

Everyone is able to read the Gemini Station Wiki. Unless they are blocked, they may freely edit when logged in. Further access levels need to be assigned manually by a user with the appropriate authority. Editors with more experience and good standing can request advanced permissions.

This page provides a summary for each usergroup. For a full list of abilities available to usergroups, see Special:ListGroupRights.

Overview

All visitors to the site, including unregistered users, are part of the '*' group, and all logged-in users are also part of the 'user' group. Other flags are only given upon request; some, such as 'rollback' or 'custodian', are granted unilaterally if the user demonstrates a need for them. Others, such as 'sysop' and 'bureaucrat', are given only after community discussion and consensus.

Unregistered users

Contributors who have not created an account or logged in are identified by their IP address rather than a username, and may read all pages (except restricted special pages), and edit pages that are not protected or semi-protected. They cannot upload files or images. They must login to make more definite edits.

Registered users

Users who've signed in can do everything IP addresses can do, but they can also upload files, move pages, maintain a watchlist, set preferences, and mark edits as minor. Users are automatically promoted into the 'autoconfirmed' pseudo-group when their account is more than four days old, giving them the ability to edit semi-protected pages.

Local level

Local level groups are specific the wiki.

Rollback

Main article: GSWiki:Rollback

Users with the rollback right have access to the rollback button, and are not affected by rate limits which prevent page moves and user account creations. All sysops also have this button. Rollback automatically reverts all revisions by the last author of a page and is only to be used for obvious vandalism, and not disputed edits which deserve due explanation.

See Special:ListUsers/Rollback for a list of the wiki's 0 rollbackers.

Custodians

Main article: GSWiki:Custodians

Custodians serve as a middle-ground between moderators and regular users. They can't block users or restrict editing of pages, but they can do many of the other things moderators can. They have the ability to move files, suppress the creation of redirects while moving, and view the history of deleted pages, files, and contribution history of users.

See Special:ListUsers/Custodian for a list of the wiki's 0 custodians.

Moderators

Main article: GSWiki:Moderators

Moderator is the highest level of power afforded to volunteers. They have the ability to block users, restrict editing of specific pages, roll back edits, delete pages, restore deleted pages, etc.

See Special:ListUsers/Moderator for a list of the wiki's 0 moderators.

Administrators

Main article: GSWiki:Administrators

Adminstrators have access to a number of tools to allow them to carry out certain functions on the wiki. The tools cover processes such as deletion, protection, blocking, and access to the MediaWiki interface. Administrators also take responsibility for judging the outcome of those requiring administrative tools, such as deletions and undeletions, as well as assigning the 'rollback', 'custodian' and 'moderator' user rights.

See Special:ListUsers/sysop for a list of the wiki's 10 administrators.

Bureaucrats

Bureaucrat rights are granted by Noresist & Banri to exceptionally trusted users who are allowed to perform certain actions on other users' accounts. Bureaucrats have all rights available to administrators, as well as extended access to Special:UserRights, enabling them to add users to the 'bureaucrat' group (but not remove them), and both add and remove users from the 'administrator' and 'bot' user groups.

See Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat for a list of the wiki's 8 bureaucrats.

CheckUsers

Main article: GSWiki:Check user

Users who are in the 'checkuser' usergroup have access to Special:CheckUser. They are able to view a list of all IP addresses used by a user account to edit the Gemini Station Wiki, a list of all edits made by an IP, or all user accounts that have used an IP address. They may also view a log of such requests.

See Special:ListUsers/Checkuser for a list of the wiki's 0 CheckUsers.

Gem Moderators

The 'Gem' usergroup is granted to verified in-game moderators of Gemini Station. It provides no additional rights beyond what registered users have.

See Special:ListUsers/Gem for a list of verified Gemini Station Moderators.