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I edited this page in July 2008, but noticed now that I can't edit any Help Namespace pages here. My question is this: is this apparently new change that permits only admins to edit Help Namespace pages Wikia-wide? Blue Rook 04:51, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

It only affects Wikia Help, due to Help:Shared Help. Kirkburn (talk) @Wikia 13:23, 12 November 2008 (UTC) 

Admin rollbackEdit

possible to add a line here some where (maybe in the hot to add rollback/sysop section), that sysops dont need rollback also --Uberfuzzy 09:46, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Done. Kirkburn (talk) @Wikia 14:51, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Made it a little more noticeable because this is done a lot (on a daily basis), and added a section about bots. Probably may want to add another bullet to w:c:messaging:MediaWiki:Userrights-groups-help to note this. --Charitwo (talk) 15:24, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Uh! Oh! What? Edit

Staff is the employes in the wiki are they paid like on the pay role?

Young Piece 23:23, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Staff have access to all of Wikia's wikis, they are paid employees of Wikia. See Help:Wikia Staff for more information. --Charitwo (talk) 13:48, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Buerocrat Edit

Who is the buerocrat, or whatever,of the Road Wars Wiki THEBILL1996 16:52, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Have a look at Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat. Followed by 100 zeroes (talk | contribs) 01:07, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Er...I mean, have a look at Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat on that wiki. Followed by 100 zeroes (talk | contribs) 01:08, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Admin questionEdit

Can Admin's give other Users Admin powers? --User:axx1000 19:42, 17 August 2009

No, only bureaucrats. Kirkburn (talk) @Wikia 23:54, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Changing permissionsEdit

Why can't an admin of an individual wiki block non-logged-in users from editing? I've started a wiki on a subject that's likely to draw several trolls, and I'd rather stop them from editing in the first place than have to clean up after them. Shiftnoise 00:00, April 5, 2010 (UTC)

Hello, this can be done on each individual wiki, but it is not something we would usually recommend. It's much harder to build the community on a wiki that blocks anonymous users. This is because many first time visitors will try out the site before logging and creating an account. Forcing people to log in first can put people off and slow the growth of your wiki.
While it is often true that more problem edits can come from anonymous editors, accounts are easy to make and it's likely that vandals and spammers will just switch tactics rather than go away. At least with anonymous edits, you can see which are the ones to check first, and can see the IP of the vandal directly. With this information it's possible (in some cases) to block a range of IPs and prevent someone editing who is switching IP addresses.
The main reason we recommend keeping a wiki open to editing by all, is that it's just more friendly that way. Open editing is an ideal, one that wikis were built on. We think it's good to keep wikis that way. Of course, there may be special circumstances on particular wikis, and we are always willing to listen to any specific considerations.
Best, --Sarah@Wikia (talk 21:38, April 5, 2010 (UTC)

Autoconfirmed Edit


This page could/should also cover autoconfirmed users and especially how to become one. Different sources tell 10 edits + 4 days old account or 10 mainspace edits + 1 week old account. What is true for tibiawiki? Is it also possible for administrators and/or bureaucrats to speed up this process, by manually confirming users? If not, is it possible you would implement such a feature? Thanks ;)

{{subst:User:Bennie/Signature}} 15:22, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

Anonymous Edit

Is there any way we can keep anonymous users from editing on our wiki?

You could request it from Wikia. However, they very rarely disable anon editing unless there is a very good reason. ~ty 05:19, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

New pages Edit

How can I prevent users from creating new pages? --XXPowerMexicoXx

Request from Wikia to remove the createpage right from users and *. That would only allow Admins to be able to create pages. ~ty 05:20, December 9, 2011 (UTC)


I've found out that all Wikia Untils are all staff, and Toughpigs also have sysop rights Sam Wang 09:56, January 29, 2012 (UTC)

Authenticated Edit

Will Wikia be adding a section for Authenticated users? Would that be added here as an additional section, or would a separate help page be created? If Staff would provide some guidance, I'd take on the task. Thanks! — SpikeToronto 16:58, June 27, 2012 (UTC)

Hi Spike! "Authenticated" is used very (very) rarely, and isn't something users can control, access, or apply for, so I don't think it's needed right now. When there's an Authenticated user on a wiki, the community is generally aware of it and what it means. Let me know if you're hearing about confusion anywhere. Thanks! --Dopp WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 17:05, July 2, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Dopp! To be totally honest, I was just trying to get rid of a redlink at Special:ListGroupRights and was hoping for someplace to direct it to. :D It was never anything important. Thanks again! — SpikeToronto 04:04, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

Userpage titlesEdit

I'm not sure if this possibility exists, but if it does, it would be good to note it. Is it possible to edit wikis so that bureaucrats are listed as bureaucrats and not as admins?

Is it also possible to have a title on the userpage to distinguish those with rollback rights?

Currently I've only seen 4 titles: Staff/Founder/Admin/Chat moderator. I'm not sure if any others display like this.

I've seen some wikis that have custom usertitles (usually fitting a wiki's theme) so it got me wondering.

Also I made some edits to the wording of the page, added some information about these titles, and moved rollback before chat mod because it's clearly not as authoritative a position. +Yc 22:34, November 7, 2012 (UTC)

How to lock my wikia ? Edit


I created a wikia to help people, but now the community doesn't exist anymore. I asked them if they want to be admin, but they don't.

The wiki is about helping people on 2 games (Denpamen) by giving a lot of usefull infos. Now that everybody lost the will to continue playing, I want the wiki to be a "read only".

It happens 5 times that some user posts junks on the wiki, I don't want to spend all my life to watch it. For that reason, we agreed that the wiki need to be blocked (not deleted), in case one guy in the future want some infos on these games.

So I come here to ask you : Is it possible to restrict the permissions of the wiki, so that the admin can mod it but every other Users + Anon can only read the wiki.

Thanks for reading. —This unsigned comment is by Alfred-P (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

No, there isn't. Wikia does not offer private wikis in the manner you are looking for. Wikia wikis are meant to be collaborative and anyone can edit. You can always promote an admin or two if you're not able to look after the wiki. Rappy @Wikia 17:59, November 26, 2013 (UTC)

Multiple Picture Upload Edit

I can't find out which user role you need to have to get the multiple photo upload option.

Zitronenfalter12 (talk) 11:28, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

I can't add pages to any wikis. It says the wiki doesn't have that page, and I have good ideas!Anthonyjason15 (talk) 16:59, April 25, 2014 (UTC)Anthonyjason15

Adding Groups to Wikia Edit

I need the Wikia staff create groups on Wikia that are global or managed on every wiki. Groups are global moderators, image controllers, blog patrollers and custodians that needed to be added on Wikia, was the same as the phpBB groups management that can be managed by an admin or founder on every wiki like as administrators, bureaucrats, rollback and chat moderators on those users request! Added those will be available in the user rights management by an admin when we've created those on a request! --User:Lt. Allen/Signature 1 14:16, April 27, 2014 (UTC)

You can suggest it on Special:Contact. However, I doubt they're creating more global positions (other than Staff, Helper, VSTF and I probably forgot some) without a clear mission brief or at least a different explanation from "that other site has this too". Wikia manages and recruits these global positions very carefully (as they should), and they definitely won't be available in the regular User Rights Management, if they're made at all. --Tupka217 14:24, April 27, 2014 (UTC)
Staff do not create global usergroups on request. However, they may consider local wiki usergroups instead for your wiki. – Ozuzanna 14:25, April 27, 2014 (UTC)
1) I told you 10,000 times to Special:Contact. 2) Staff won't add them to your sandbox wiki as there's no point. 3) They won't add it globally, again, no point and too many changes. Jr Mime Talk to me! | MuudyBot!
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14:30, April 27, 2014 (UTC)
I've contacted Wikia staff about I need them to create groups that are managed. --User:Lt. Allen/Signature 1 15:24, April 27, 2014 (UTC)
Personally, I fail to see the need. You can ask them, but make sure to explain why these are needed. Folly titles add nothing. --Tupka217 15:46, April 27, 2014 (UTC)

Custom Tags Edit

I want to change the text for the 'Rollback' title next to a user, and also add other special title boxes, can anyone give me help? NTA65bz, wanna chat? 21:25, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

Hey, you can use UserTags script for it--~UltimateSupreme 14:40, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

Bureaucrats and Rollbacks QueryEdit

Are bureaucrats able to give themselves adminship?

Also is it possible to give rollbacks the ability to delete things? -- Stryzzar 02:55, October 3, 2014 (UTC)

Per the top of the page, this talk page is about suggesting changes to the help page, not asking questions. For that, you should be using the Forum -- a place that your question will be viewed by many more users and hopefully answered much quicker than here.
To answer your questions: yes and yes. The latter would have to be requested through Special:Contact though and would probably require some form of community consensus or discussion. Rappy @Wikia 03:55, October 17, 2014 (UTC)
Thankyou so much, and sorry about the question thing. Stryzzar 11:25, October 17, 2014 (UTC)

Sarah Jane Wikia Edit

Hi on the Sarah Jane Wikia I want to become an admin member of the wikia but there is no one active on the website apart from me. I want to make the wikia better and being an admin will surely help as I have other high positions on other wikis.


You can adopt it. --Tupka217 21:42, November 17, 2014 (UTC)

Order and Moderator Edit

I think the order of user rights on the local level should be rearranged. Maybe Registered-Autoconfirmed-Emailconfirmed-Checkuser-Rollback-Moderator-Chatmoderator-Administrator-Bureaucrat-Founder-Bot? Right now it just seems out of order. Also, you should specify that Admin rights include Moderator rights as well. And maybe specify if Admins can give users moderator or rollback rights. Similar issue with bureaucrat. Would be nice if you could specify that they can manipulate moderator rights. CloneMarshalCommanderCody (talk) 04:34, January 29, 2015 (UTC)

Future usersEdit

the future users are superusers that will be that have the abilities for all the things bureaucrat,staff,checkuser,rollback,etc. i wish this


Hey!  I've looked FOREVER, and i've found no way to edit names for user right groups on a local wiki.  I've been wanting to learn how to do this.  I have been learning how wikia works on my testing wiki so I can help improve the Castle Crashers wiki.  ANYWAYS, being able to create custom user rights groups would be great.  Ragonoid (talk) 13:49, February 18, 2015 (UTC)

Here. --Tupka217 14:02, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
Addendum: you can change the names and create new tags, but you can't create new groups with powers. For that, you need to ask staff at Special:Contact/general; give good arguments for why you need that (and don't overkill). But they might say no. --Tupka217 14:03, February 18, 2015 (UTC)

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