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 wiki analytics (analytics)
  • Allows access to wiki admin tools, via Special:AdminDashboard (admindashboard)
  • Allows classifying multiple templates at once (template-bulk-classification)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Import pages from a file upload (importupload)
  • Import pages from other wikis (import)
  • 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 user profiles (profile-moderate)
  • Move blog articles (blog-articles-move)
  • Move category pages (move-categorypages)
  • Move files (movefile)
  • 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 title or username blacklist (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)
  • 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 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 the abuse log (abusefilter-log)
  • View title blacklist log (titleblacklistlog)
  • 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


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


  • 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)

See also