Now that we have a few admins, I'm curious what their powers are. Can you lock pages? Ban IPs? Semi-lock pages? Will this solve any/some/all of the vandalism problems? (And btw, congrats to the new admins.) --septimusjm 21:00, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Is it possible for editing privileges to be given to registered & logged in users only? What is the policy on usernames, do they have to be the same as the hattrick alias?
--FFHF-Escafeld 22:01, November 2, 2006 (UTC)
- We can "protect" pages (i.e. Abbreviations at the moment), which means that only Admins can edit the page. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell this wiki does not have the Semi-protect function, which on Wikipedia means only registered and established users can edit the page. Down the line we may look into how to add such a function, but as of now the only options for the state of a page are Protected (only Admins can edit) and Unprotected (anyone can edit).
- We can ban IPs, but we won't be banning IPs until we work out a policy on bans. This should happen within the next few days.
- Hopefully those two powers should solve the vandalism problems, but it's not going to happen overnight unfortunately. It's going to take time for the admins to learn the ways of the force, so bear with us.
- As far as I can tell it is not possible for editing privileges to be given to registered users only. However, if this were possible, I don't think we would do it anyway since the main idea of a wiki is that it is something anyone can edit.
- There is no policy on usernames as of now. We may or may not establish one in the future, depending on whether or not it becomes a problem. For the moment, though, it is not a priority.
- One thing that wasn't mentioned but has certainly been an annoyance in the past is deletion of articles. We can indeed delete articles, and this will be another responsibility of ours (hopefully working through the current ARD program).
Thanks for the support you both have provided to this community thus far, and I hope to work with you in the future!
-Catalyst 22:53:37, 2006-11-02 (UTC)
Protection templates and image formats
I thought it might be nice to have some boilerplate templates for indicating that a page is protected, as already exist on Wikipedia. I was going to use their padlock image (which is public domain), but ran into a problem: the graphics format (svg) does not appear to be supported here. I suppose that's another of those features which is either not in our version of the Wikimedia software, or is not enabled/installed? --Mr Wednesday 05:55, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
- We are not running the latest Wikimedia software. I have informed Tjecken about that and he will see what he can do. --Mod-Hakerpaps 07:17, 3 November 2006 (UTC)