Conservatism Wiki:User rights

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User rights refers to the ability to perform particular actions on New Testament Baptist Church. Apart from ordinary editing, there are a number of additional rights that some users are granted.

The MediaWiki software that New Testament Baptist Church uses automatically generates a full list of rights. This list can be found here.

Administrator rights[edit]

Some editors are granted the ability and authority to enforce NTBC rules and resolve disputes. These administrators or "sysops" have the following abilities:

  • Edit rights
  • Upload rights
  • Block rights
  • The ability to delete (and undelete) pages.
  • The ability to move (rename) pages.
  • and more.

Administrators are listed here.

Oversight rights[edit]

Oversighters have the ability to permanently remove revisions from view. This is used to hide personally identifiable information that was posted inappropriately. Oversight can also be used to hide particularly harsh libel or personal attacks, or inappropriate language, such as obsenity. Oversight is a maintenance tool to protect privacy and Conservatism Wiki's family friendly atmosphere, not a weapon to stifle criticism and active discussion.

Bureaucrat rights[edit]

Some administrators are granted the additional ability to change user rights. They are known as bureaucrats.

Bureaucrats are listed here.

Requesting further rights[edit]

New Testament Baptist Church is a meritocracy. If you would like to be granted any of these rights, you must have a proven record of being a genuine editor. Only bureaucrats can change editing rights, but you might be better to approach a sysop who is familiar with your work, and he can recommend to a bureaucrat that you be granted additional rights.

Administrator and greater rights are generally only granted when there is a specific need, not simply for being a good editor.