WikiIslam:Administrators

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To contact an administrator, see the Contact us section on the About page.

Vandalism Related[edit]

Lock down/protected Mode

This mode is enabled on the wiki to protect against ongoing vandalism which may involve multiple users, user accounts or IP addresses.

This mode disables anonymous edits and new user accounts.

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Lock

(click and save page)

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Unlock

(click and save page)









  • No Anonymous edits: (click on either link and save the page): On | Off

This disables anonymous edits from IP. Its helpful for spam or vandalism. The page WikiIslam:Forum can still be edited by IP users. For spam on that page, protect it temporarily separately.

Blocking/Unblocking[edit]

    • To ban IP address 111.x.x.x: 111.0.0.0/8
    • To ban IP address 111.222.x.x: 111.222.0.0/16
    • To ban IP address 111.222.333.x: 111.222.333.0/24
  • Banned template: {{banned|reason}}
  • Unblock: Currently Blocked IP addresses and usernames (for current blocks and unblocking)
  • MediaWiki:Edit Monitor:
    • Edit Monitor log
    • Edit Monitor Info for Admins (clear ET Table now) - use after unblocking a user that has been blocked by AB by mistake.
    • System Messages related to Edit Monitor. For example: MediaWiki:em-block-message - template for message shown to users blocked by Edit Monitor.
    • Username lists (edit these lists)
      • em-bypass-1: Users who are new to the site and are still not considered completely trusted, should be on this list. Anyone can be added to this list without any risk. For improving security this list can be reviewed every few months to remove accounts that have been inactive for a long time.
      • em-bypass-2: Users on this list are not monitored at all. Only users who are completely trusted should be on this list. Administrators do not have to be added to any lists.

Utilities[edit]

Recent Changes Cleanup
  • Recent Changes Cleanup: for hiding vandalism-related items from the Recent Changes page. These changes will still show up if 'show-bots' is clicked on the RC page.

Spam[edit]

IP addresses for spam can be blocked for 3-6 months:

If a spam bot keeps recreating a certain page:

  • If you dont want to create the page see Wikipedia's help on protecting pages from being created. Steps for that should be:
    1. Delete the page.
    2. In the dropdown for that page, click "Protect"
      • You'll see protection options in a new "Create" box. Choose "Allow only autoconfirmed users".
      • Click "Confirm".
    3. After protection, you should see this in the Recent changes: Admin (Talk) protected "Spam page Title"‎ ‎[create=autoconfirmed] (indefinite)
  • Another way to protect a page from a spam bot is to write a hidden comment in the page, save and protect the page for a few months from IP and new users (if its predicted that genuine new and IP users will most likely not edit the page)

Use MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist to blacklist URL's from persistent spammers.

Links

Useful Links and Information[edit]

Inactive

User Management and Information[edit]

  • New Users log
  • User list
  • User rename
  • User Rights Management (for giving rights such as reviewer, editor, etc)
  • User lists related to Edit Monitor (edit these lists):
    • em-bypass-1: Users who are new to the site and are still not considered completely trusted, should be on this list. Anyone can be added to this list without any risk.
    • em-bypass-2: Users on this list are not monitored at all. Only users who are completely trusted should be on this list. Administrators do not have to be added to any lists.
  • WikiIslam:Editor Engagement
  • Resetting passwords (Mediawiki.org) - if the user has access to their email, the user can try Special:PasswordReset. If there is no email, the password has to be reset internally in the server (through the changePassword.php maintenance script). One option is to just make a new account (if its a relatively new account or one with few edits). Steps when using the reset script: (1) Change path to /maintenance and then type (2) php changePassword.php --user=Example --password=Example

Site Appearance and Interface[edit]

See: WikiIslam:Site Appearance and Interface. These interfaces are used all over the site for example: Left menu, Edit toolbar, Login/logout messages, new user welcome and many more.

Guidelines for Administrators[edit]

  • Page deletions: Page deletions should be done only after it is ascertained that no part of the page content can be re-used to better fit our guidelines
  • User blocks: User blocks should be done in accordance with the blocking policy
  • Reversal of admin actions (user blocks and deletions) should be done after consulting with the administrator who initiated the action

See Also[edit]