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Reinventing Rollback Rights

Trellar July 24, 2012 User blog:Trellar

Hello again!

So after reading over the comments on my previous blog post and talking to a few of you on chat and Special:Contact, I understand that this wiki may need a little boost to help keep the admins keep this wiki clean. With this being said, I'd like for us to examine the little known user group of Rollback.

What does a Rollbacker exactly do?

While anyone has the ability to undo vandalism, users who have the Rollback right have a special "one click" button to revert a page to the previous edit. This can be extremely useful if a wiki is under a spam attack or someone is attempting to delete or vandalise pages.

So what's this all about?

My proposal would be to add some new abilities to the current Rollback right on this wiki and to transform it in to it's own unique task force. By granting those with the Rollback a few new abilities, they would also be able to edit and delete comments from blog posts.

Those with Rollback rights would then be able to do the following:

  • Rollback spam and vandalism
  • Edit and Delete Comments
  • Delete unnecessary images


The new Rollback team would be responsible for cleaning up comments and spam done to the wiki. This would free up time for the admins to take on more serious issues and tasks for keeping the wiki clean and up to day.

Still confused? Take a look at the Avatar Wiki's Rollback group and the Glee Wiki Spam Team for a better understanding. Ideally, we'd love to set up something similar here on the DV Wiki.

What do you think?

Do you think adding a special "clean up force" to the wiki would help with keeping spam and comments cleaned up? How do you think people should be chosen for this position? Should people apply? What would the minmum requirements be? Is this a good idea? Voice your opinions and ideas below!

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