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An extended editor is an editor with additional rights, which most prominently includes the ability to roll back edits and to suppress redirects when moving pages.

Additional abilities[edit]

Suppress redirects[edit]

Suppress redirect checkbox on Special:MovePage

Suppress redirects makes it possible to move pages without automatically creating a redirect from the source to the target page. To use this, simply untick the "Leave a redirect behind" checkbox when moving pages.

Rollback[edit]

A rollback reverts all subsequent edits of the last contributor to a page. Essentially, the revision before that contributor started editing the page will be reinstated. It should be used to quickly revert vandalism or spam. As a rollback is a one-click ability that provides no additional information, it should not be used for normal disputes. In such cases, an undo or revert is preferred as it allows a user to specify further reasoning in the edit summary.

Rollback links appear in most revisions lists, including the watchlist and Special:RecentChanges. This makes it possible to accidentally roll back edits. A special user CSS can be used to hide the link. For example, to hide the rollback links in recent changes, add the following CSS:

body.page-Special_RecentChanges span.mw-rollback-link { display: none; }

Patrol[edit]

MediaWiki supports a way of monitoring revisions using the patrolling feature. With it, it is possible to mark a revision as patrolled, signalizing to other users with the permission that the revision was checked and for example did not contain vandalism. A red exclamation mark in recent changes will highlight revisions that have not been patrolled yet. Visiting the diff-view for the revision will show a link "Mark as patrolled" that allows to mark the revision as patrolled.

In addition, any edits made by an extended editor are automatically marked as patrolled.

However, the patrolling feature is currently not utilized on this wiki.

As above, this link and exclamation mark flag can be hidden with CSS:

 .unpatrolled, .patrollink { visibility: hidden; }

Acquiring extended editor permissions[edit]

The process to acquire extended editor permissions was discussed here. Bureaucrats can award the rights when requested on their talk pages.

See also[edit]