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The are several user access levels on Zelda Wiki. User rights changes are decided by the current staff of Zelda Wiki. This page explains what the staff looks for in members to gain these rights.
See also: Special:ListGroupRights
Upon registering, an account is given the label of User, the most generic rank on Zelda Wiki. This rank enables one to edit, use talk pages, create a userpage, email other users (if enabled in the User Preferences), and other nominal, yet important tasks. This position is barred from editing protected pages, editing partially restricted segments of the wiki, and moving pages. Of all the user ranks, the User is the most populated.
Autoconfirmed Users are able to edit semi-protected pages and move pages. A newly registered user automatically achieves Autoconfirmed status after a time window of 14 days and after submitting over 100 edits to Zelda Wiki. However, edits to User pages do not contribute to the required 100 edits.
Partially restricted areas of Zelda Wiki, such as this Help Guide, are accessible to Autoconfirmed users, in terms of editing. Furthermore, many pages are autoconfirmed-protected - only those of Autoconfirmed rank and higher have the privilege to these pages. Autoconfirmed protection helps in preventing unnecessary vandalism, spam, or nonconstructive editing to some of Zelda Wiki's most important pages and articles. The rank of Autoconfirmed is included as a package deal with Autopatrol, Patroller, Administrator, and Bureaucrat.
Aside from the Bureaucrat position, all other positions in this category are awarded based on continued, beneficial editing, activity, and a positive, helpful attitude on the wiki.
Autopatrol Users are reliable editors that rarely make editing mistakes, and are quick to fix the errors that they do make. The edits of an Autopatrol user are automatically marked as patrolled in Recent Changes.
- Main article: Patrolling Edits
Patrollers are excellent, reliable editors who are not only dedicated to the quality of their own edits, but to the quality and legitimacy of others' as well. Patrol users are granted the ability to mark edits on the Recent Changes "as patrolled" and the ability to rollback multiple edits made by one user.
Administrators are highly trusted members of Zelda Wiki, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty as a user on Zelda Wiki. These wiki-role models are not only active on a daily-basis, but dedicated to improving the wiki, making sure other edits are of quality. In addition to patrolling rights, Administrators are given the rights to delete pages, ban users, and edit protected pages.
Bureaucrats are the Masterminds of Zelda Wiki. Unlike the other user ranks, Bureaucrats own Zelda sites in the community that work together to supervise and promote Zelda Wiki. This position is not awarded via the wiki as the others are, but granted through a formal process of Mastermind nomination, carried out by the current, active staff. Bureaucrats have full access to the same functions as administrators, with the addition of the ability to change a user's name.