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.
- Create new pages and edit unprotected pages.
- Upload an image or other file to the wiki.
- Customize the appearance and features of the wiki by setting their preferences.
- Maintain a user profile and talk page.
Autoconfirmed users, however, have access to a few more features.
Users who are automatically confirmed to be actual contributors to the wiki can:
- Move articles and other pages.
- Edit semi-protected pages.
- Bypass the CAPTCHA.
- Upload a new version of an existing file.
Administrators, also known as "sysops" or just "admins", are trustworthy and continually making constructive edits. Administrators can:
- Delete and undelete pages, page histories, images, or files.
- Protect a page so it cannot be edited or moved by users without admin rights.
- Block a user or IP address from editing.
- Rollback disruptive/unconstructive edits.
- Edit in the MediaWiki Namespace.
- Checking users' IP addresses to prevent account abuse.
For more details, see the administrator's handbook.
A bureaucrat is a user who is a trusted admin but has access to a few more features than an admin has. With the same rights as admins, bureaucrats can:
- Grant (and revoke) administrator or bureaucrat status to other users.
- Change wiki prefixes in Special:Interwiki
- Rename users.
Developers are the users contributing to the code of MediaWiki software. They commit changes to the central Git repository by pushing changes for review in Gerrit where the latest copy of the software is stored.
Interface administrators (referred to as Interface-admin or Interfaces on this wiki) are the only users with the ability to edit sitewide CSS and JS pages (such as MediaWiki:Common.js, MediaWiki:Vector.css, interface messages which are interpreted as raw HTML, or the gadget pages listed on Special:Gadgets), and other users' personal CSS/JS pages. JS and CSS pages are executed by the browser of wiki editors and readers as code, which can be used to change how content is styled, change the behavior of pages, or even implement gadgets such as HotCat.
A suppressor is a special user group higher than a User, associated with cutting out abuse of the edit system (where edits appear on lists such as the history or recent changes list). They can:
- Block a username, hiding it from the public (not to be confused with a ban.)
- Delete and undelete specific log entries and specific revisions of pages.
- View private logs and revisions that are hidden from any user.
- View, hide and unhide specific revisions of pages from any user.
A "bot" is an automated process, program, or script 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").
Rollbackers can revert vandalism and bad-faith edits. Anyone can revert an edit but it takes a couple of clicks in the page history to get it done. Users with the Rollback permission are able to undo bad edits with one click, by using the rollback link on "View history" pages, user contributions list, or the list of recent changes.
It is important to note that admins have rollback rights no matter what. Users with rollback rights are just users who are not necessarily admin.