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Wiki Guardian
Wiki Guardian

A wiki guardian is a special user who has claimed a wiki that had no previous admin, or the previous admin is no longer with the wiki. A user with this role can be identified by having a special label on the profile page near the username. The role comes with the same default permission set as the normal administrator status but is in general granted at the very early stages of a wiki's existence, or because of a lack of an existing editorial community.

While in general, wiki administrators are no more than registered wiki users, who have been trusted with janitorial responsibilities, wiki guardians are also expected to be proactive in recruiting editors from within the game community, being active on forums, and/or social media. They are in general expected to take more of a leadership role while establishing the wiki than an administrator on a more mature wiki. They are also expected to be active editors, adding game content, and working with the community in establishing the wiki's "style".

If a wiki guardian is inactive on a wiki, the wiki manager assigned to that wiki may decide to remove their permissions. There is no fixed period of inactivity after which wiki guardians are demoted, demotion is at wiki managers' discretion. Should that guardian become active again, their rights can be restored.

In every other way, wiki guardians are the same as administrators. Wiki guardians are encouraged to read the administrators guide.

User rights

  • Access the font manager (font_manager)
  • Access wiki analytics (analytics)
  • Add and remove arbitrary tags on individual revisions and log entries (changetags)
  • Allows access to wiki admin tools, via Special:AdminDashboard (admindashboard)
  • Allows classifying multiple templates at once (template-bulk-classification)
  • Apply tags along with one's changes (applychangetags)
  • Block a user from sending email (blockemail)
  • Block other users from editing (block)
  • Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks (ipblock-exempt)
  • Change protection settings and edit cascade-protected pages (protect)
  • Create and (de)activate tags (managechangetags)
  • Create new user accounts (createaccount)
  • Create or modify abuse filters (abusefilter-modify)
  • Create wiki-wide announcements (announcements)
  • Delete achievements (delete_achievements)
  • Delete interactive maps (deleteinteractivemap)
  • Delete pages (delete)
  • Delete pages with large histories (bigdelete)
  • Delete tags from the database (deletechangetags)
  • Edit achievements (edit_achievements)
  • Edit blog articles (blog-articles-edit)
  • Edit interactive maps (editinteractivemap)
  • Edit interwiki data (interwiki)
  • Edit meta style local achievements (edit_meta_achievements)
  • Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users" (editsemiprotected)
  • Edit pages protected as "Allow only administrators" (editprotected)
  • Edit restricted form fields (editrestrictedfields)
  • Edit sitewide CSS (editsitecss)
  • Edit sitewide JSON (editsitejson)
  • Edit sitewide JavaScript (editsitejs)
  • Edit the content model of a page (editcontentmodel)
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
  • Exempt from site-wide action restrictions (protectsite-exempt)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Import pages from a file upload (importupload)
  • Import pages from other wikis (import)
  • Manage marker reports (moderateinteractivemap)
  • Manually award or unaward achievements (award_achievements)
  • Mark others' edits as patrolled (patrol)
  • Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits (markbotedits)
  • Mass delete pages (nuke)
  • Merge the history of pages (mergehistory)
  • Moderate comments on user profiles (profile-comments-moderate)
  • Move blog articles (blog-articles-move)
  • Move category pages (move-categorypages)
  • Move files (movefile)
  • Move interactive maps (moveinteractivemap)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages with their subpages (move-subpages)
  • Move root user pages (move-rootuserpages)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Override files on the shared media repository locally (reupload-shared)
  • Override the disallowed titles or usernames list (tboverride)
  • Overwrite existing files (reupload)
  • Overwrite existing files uploaded by oneself (reupload-own)
  • Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA (skipcaptcha)
  • Perform administrator tasks on achievements (achievement_admin)
  • Protect blog articles (blog-articles-protect)
  • Purge comments on user profiles (profile-purgecomments)
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
  • Restore deleted achievements (restore_achievements)
  • Revert all changes by a given abuse filter (abusefilter-revert)
  • Search deleted pages (browsearchive)
  • Unblock oneself (unblockself)
  • Undelete a page (undelete)
  • Upload files (upload)
  • Use higher limits in API queries (apihighlimits)
  • User is eligible to earn achievement points (Overrides exempt) (achievements-explicit)
  • View a list of unwatched pages (unwatchedpages)
  • View abuse filters (abusefilter-view)
  • View abuse filters marked as private (abusefilter-view-private)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)
  • View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions (deletedtext)
  • View detailed abuse log entries (abusefilter-log-detail)
  • View disallowed title list log (titleblacklistlog)
  • View log entries of abuse filters marked as private (abusefilter-log-private)
  • View the abuse log (abusefilter-log)
  • View user wiki points history (wiki_points_admin)
  • ⧼right-curatedcontent⧽ (curatedcontent)
  • ⧼right-deleteinterfacetrusted⧽ (deleteinterfacetrusted)
  • ⧼right-dumpsondemand⧽ (dumpsondemand)
  • ⧼right-dumpsondemandrequest⧽ (dumpsondemandrequest)
  • ⧼right-globalblock⧽ (globalblock)
  • ⧼right-search_log⧽ (search_log)
  • ⧼right-themedesigner⧽ (themedesigner)
  • ⧼right-walledit⧽ (walledit)
  • ⧼right-wallremove⧽ (wallremove)
  • ⧼right-wikifeatures⧽ (wikifeatures)

From non-default extensions


  • Recreate data contained in Cargo tables (recreatecargodata)


  • Mass deletion of pages using DynamicPageList3 (dpl_param_delete_rules)
  • Mass update of pages using DynamicPageList3 (dpl_param_update_rules)


  • Embed PDFs into pages (embed_pdf)


  • Change workflow state of message groups (translate-groupreview)
  • Edit using the translate interface (translate)
  • Import offline translations (translate-import)
  • Manage message groups (translate-manage)
  • Mark versions of pages for translation (pagetranslation)
  • Review translations (translate-messagereview)


  • Create and edit widgets in the Widget namespace (editwidgets)

See also