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  • In January 2016, Wikia introduced new Moderator user rights who have limited access to administrative privileges.

    • Content Moderators can protect and delete pages, and move and delete files, in addition to all rights of a Rollback.
    • Discussions Moderators can edit and delete article and blog comments, and edit, move, close and remove threads and replies on message walls and forum boards, in addition to all rights of a Chatmod.
    • Admins remain the only group who can edit the site's themes, features, and system messages, and along with Bureaucrats are the only group who can block users and edit user rights.

    We are still entirely entrenched in the old system, so I would like to open up a discussion on how best we could use these new moderator roles, how moderators could be chosen, and whether there are any existing users who could be fast-tracked from Rollback to Moderator to assist in their editing.

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    • I just found out about the new User Rights system a few days ago browsing Community Central.

      I think that we could follow the hierarchy shown in the New Local Groups diagram. Prospective editors can begin as Chat Mods and/or Rollbacks based on where they are most active (in the Chat Room and Forums, or the Wiki respectively). Or if the editor enjoys doing both roles would it be possible to allow them to be both?

      After working in the role for some time maybe we could have a voting system in place where current Chat Mods or Rollbacks can apply for more rights to become a Discussion Moderator or Content Moderator respectively? Similar to the current Admin voting system we have. We have quite a few Rollbacks who have been on the Wiki a while who could be candidates for Content Moderator status.

      I think the fast track idea could really help with getting the large projects that we currently have going on completed faster. It would also help ease the burden on the admins such as yourself Enodoc. I'm all for this but I'm unsure on what to suggest for such a system.

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    • I don't think we have enough activity on the wiki at the moment for anything that involves discussion and consensus to actually work very well...

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    • I think at this point all we have to really moderate is anti-vandalism. With no new content coming from the Fable series, or so it appears, I think we have amassed as much info as we can, apart from adding more in-depth wording for things we already have. From that point of view, I'd say all we'd need is people who can rollback, but if the Fable series does get new content perhaps we could introduce the discussion side of things to make it easier to create/edit new pages in a group setting?

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    • Enodoc wrote: I don't think we have enough activity on the wiki at the moment for anything that involves discussion and consensus to actually work very well...

      Hmmm that's a good point. At the moment we simply don't have an active enough community to hold a representative vote.

      However I agree with Alpha Lycos that we could consider it in the future if activity picks up again.

      For the present time maybe we could hold smaller votes inviting those who are currently active to help make decisions? Or we could leave the decisions to you (Enodoc) and Lycos?

      Again I think utilising the new user groups is still a really good idea and would be beneficial to us here and (not to sound wanting) but I think it would be a great help with my current work on the Image Categorization project I'm still slowing going through (3000+ images is a daunting task).

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    • So it's been over a month now since this topic was started. Are there any updates on this at all?

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    • WikiaWizard wrote: So it's been over a month now since this topic was started. Are there any updates on this at all?

      Heh, not really. As was already said, there's not enough of a community here to do anything much. But if there is anyone around, I would like to propose that you (WikiaWizard) be fast-tracked for Content Moderator and Garry Damrau be fast-tracked for Discussion Moderator. If Lycos doesn't see this within a few days, I'll give him a poke, and I'll go poke Garry too.

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    • Enodoc wrote:

      WikiaWizard wrote: So it's been over a month now since this topic was started. Are there any updates on this at all?

      Heh, not really. As was already said, there's not enough of a community here to do anything much. But if there is anyone around, I would like to propose that you (WikiaWizard) be fast-tracked for Content Moderator and Garry Damrau be fast-tracked for Discussion Moderator. If Lycos doesn't see this within a few days, I'll give him a poke, and I'll go poke Garry too.

      Yeah that was what I thought too. I wanted to double check though in case I missed something. You don't have to fast-track me if we don't really need it haha. Just thought it was a good idea so you didn't begin to worry about the increasing number of files and categories that need renaming or deleting. Help lighten the load :)

      Thanks for the help Enodoc. I'll watch this space and see how it goes

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    • Yes I still check in from time to time, but I honestly don't have much to add. I do agree with Enodoc about us not using Wiki explicit code just for the sake of portability. If it ever becomes clear that tablet and mobile users are having problems, then we could revisit the issue, but at this time I feel we should stick with what we have. Better the enemy you know than the one you don't.

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    • Garry Damrau wrote: Yes I still check in from time to time, but I honestly don't have much to add. I do agree with Enodoc about us not using Wiki explicit code just for the sake of portability. If it ever becomes clear that tablet and mobile users are having problems, then we could revisit the issue, but at this time I feel we should stick with what we have. Better the enemy you know than the one you don't.

      Is this supposed to be on the Portable Infoboxes thread? :P

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    • Yeah, I copied it over there.

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    • Sorry, living conditions made it impossible to get online the last two years. But I'm back now, and will do my usual checking for vandalism again, but it seems the community has kinda died off. We have no new content to really update with, and besides the occasional question in the message boards, or some random wanting to vandalise the pages, it feels like we have dropped in activity to almost non-existent. I hope I'm wrong, I'd love to see the community thrive once more. That said, I think the idea to fast track WW and GD is a good idea, I support it.

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    • Wow! I feel honoured to know that I am still considered a member of the Fable Wiki inner circle. I do still view the history from time to time but as you say there is very little to add. The Fable Facebook accounts have an impressive following given the closing of Lionhead Studios. I hope we can all remember the pleasure we had playing the Fable series of games. Hail Albion.

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