This page outlines the standards and guidelines related to the use of the global rollback right and other user rights assigned to the "global rollbackers" global user group.
Global rollback is a user group assigned by stewards to trusted users which lets them easily rollback edits that are blatantly counterproductive, like vandalism and nonsense, on all Wikimedia wikis.
For consideration, users must be demonstrably active in cross-wiki countervandalism or anti-spam activities (for example, as
active members of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team) and make heavy use of revert on many wikis. They may request access on Steward requests/Global permissions, providing evidence of this.
Global rollbackers who have not contributed to any Wikimedia project for the past 2 years should have their global rollback rights removed for inactivity.
Guidelines [ edit ]
The use of rollback, and other bundled permissions for this group, are primarily governed by local policies where existing.
Generally, the rollback feature reverts the latest changes from a user to a particular page in one click. This tool exists primarily to simplify the reversion of malicious edits. Although it can theoretically be used to revert any change, it is often aggravating to the affected user if it is used to rollback a legitimate change. Users should avoid rolling back legitimate or questionable edits if at all possible, and the rollback feature should never be used in a revert war.
Userrights currently assigned to the global-rollbacker global group
autoconfirmed Not be affected by IP-based rate limits
normally part of the
editsemiprotected Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users"
skipcaptcha Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA
move Move pages
movestable Move pages with stable versions
rollback Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page
governed by local policies where they exist, otherwise part of the
abusefilter-log-detail View detailed abuse log entries
autoreviewrestore Auto-review on rollback
autopatrol Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled
noratelimit Not be affected by rate limits
normally part of the
sysop and bot usergroups
suppressredirect Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages
markbotedits Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits
Users with global rollback [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]