All Pikmin Fanon contributors have access to read and contribute to our wiki. A number of special user roles also exist on Pikmin Fanon with advanced user rights, in order to help prevent spam and vandalism. Below is a description of these rights.
Users who created an account and are logged in can:
- Create and edit pages.
- Edit their own preferences and watchlist.
- Maintain a user profile and talk page.
- Mark edits as minor.
- Send emails to other users.
- Use the write API.
Although newly-created accounts have access to those features, autoconfirmed users have access to a few more.
- For a list of all users, including inactive ones, see Special:ListUsers.
Autoconfirmed users are editors that are automatically confirmed to be actual contributors to Pikmin Fanon. This system is in place to prevent giving too many privileges to newly-created accounts in fear that they may be used to cause harm.
Compared to newly-registered users, users that are autoconfirmed can:
- Bypass the CAPTCHA.
- Edit semi-protected pages.
- Move pages and files.
- Purge the cache for a page.
- Upload files and new versions of existing files.
- See also: Official list of staff members
Bots are automated processes, programs, or scripts that makes it easier for a user to make tedious or repetitive edits and actions on a wiki. When a bot is running in quick succession, the recent changes log can sometimes be overtaken, making it harder to spot more substantial edits by regular users. Giving an account a "bot flag" will hide these edits from the recent changes list (although any editor can still choose to see them by clicking "Show bots").
- For a list of all bots, including inactive ones, see Special:ListBots.
Administrators, admins, or sysops, are active, trustworthy users granted with the technical ability to perform certain special actions on the wiki. Compared to regular users, administrators have the ability to:
- Block disruptive users from editing sitewide.
- Delete and undelete pages, images, or files.
- Delete and undelete specific revisions of pages.
- Protect a page so it cannot be edited or moved by users without admin rights.
- Rollback disruptive/unconstructive edits.
- Mark edits as patrolled.
- Change wiki prefixes in Special:Interwiki.
- Create and (de)activate tags.
- Create and edit widgets in the Widgets namespace.
- Import pages from other wikis.
- Upload files from a URL.
- For a list of all administrators,including inactive ones, see Special:ListAdmins.
- For more in-depth information on the tools of an administrator, see Help:Administrator's Handbook.
Bureaucrats are users who are trusted admins but have access to a few more features than an admin has. With the same rights as admins, they can:
- Grant (and revoke) administrator or bureaucrat status to other users.
- Rename users.
- For a list of all bureaucrats, including inactive ones, see Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat.
- For a list of all interface administrators, including inactive ones, see Special:ListUsers/interface-admin.
Suppressors are users granted with the ability to remove information from the eyes of sysops.
To request for an edit or action to be suppressed, please contact a suppressor through Special:Email. Do not post the request on the suppressor's talk page or any place that is public, except if you have no access to email or private communication. It makes extra work for them, as they would then have to suppress both your request and the information you were requesting to be suppressed in the first place, so public requests are only acceptable if you have no email access or private communication.
Suppression is used when revision deletion would be unnecessary, such as personally identifiable information of anyone being shared without their consent, PII of an apparent minor being shared, threats of harm against another editor, or anything else the public at large should not be able to view.
- For a list of all suppressors, including inactive ones, see Special:ListUsers/suppress.