Help:The NOT so secret diary of a sysop

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And Lo

On the 3rd day of the month of December in the year of our lord two thousand and eight, I, Rosslessness somehow became a sysop. This is a rough guide to what being a sysops like, and goes through some of those shiny new buttons.

Shiny Stuff

Buttons! Added Protect, Delete and Move

Since I was a small child I've wanted more buttons, and here they are. Protect and Unprotect are quite easy to understand (Protections), Delete's a bit more worrying. Image deletion is set to permanent on UDWIki, so I'm going to stay away from that for a while. Pages can be brought back with Undeletions. I have no idea about move. I played around with Move on the Examinus wiki (Now defunct Zombie game) and IT automatically turned the original page into a redirect. Don't know what happens on UD.

Moving Pages

Another Button Defeated. Move screen looks like this.

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Also when you move a page the old page becomes a redirect to the new page. Don't forget about Talk Pages on Moves.

Didn't want the old page as an unused redirect so that was deleted. Look.

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It's important to note that a lot of these functions provide automatic reasons/summary for your actions (Like a deletion) So on recent changes it shows your justification. IN the above example I added a bit more info. (Unused redirect).

And then I recorded as such on speedy deletions, having entirely forgotton it was a Scheduled deletion. These are things it is assumed sysop's can delete on site. Which reminded me of all the stuff about the sysop role found at UDWiki:Administration/Guidelines. Have a look.

Protection

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O.K. hee's a tip. When protecting something, don't use default protection, that means none. Set it to Sysop Only, I learnt that today. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 22:56, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

The Buttons of POWER

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Tough pages to find if you're stupid.

Look at them. Hidden away in Special pages.

Blocks actually quite simple.

Check User allows you to search by IP address or UserName. I even checked myself. I don't know if theres a policy on Who I checkuser (Although you shouldn't post IP addresses on the Wiki)

Anyone ever actually imported a page? I've never heard of it either.

The Tiny Red Signs

The most baffling change of all.

The little exclamation marks. Something to do with unchecked edits. Basically done by users who aren't something. Like a sysop, and may need checking out.

I will return when I've worked more out.

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