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 impede spam and vandalism. Below is a description of these rights.
- Create new pages and edit unprotected pages.
- Customize the appearance and features of the wiki by setting their preferences.
- Maintain a user profile and talk page.
Users who are confirmed, by an autoconfirmation process of the wiki, can:
- Move articles and other pages.
- Edit semi-protected pages.
- Bypass the CAPTCHA.
- Upload a file to the wiki or a new version of an existing file.
Administrators, also known as "sysops" or just "admins", are users who are active, trustworthy, and continually establishing 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.
- Mark edits as patrolled.
For more details, see the 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, bureaucrats can:
- Grant (and revoke) administrator or bureaucrat status to other users.
- Change wiki prefixes in Special:Interwiki
- Rename users.
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.
Suppressors are users 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 user block.)
- 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").
Developers are users who can bypass the CAPTCHA when performing CAPTCHA-triggering actions.