Help:User Management

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There are a couple of user levels in OutHistory.

  • Non registered users are allowed to discuss articles on the "discuss pages" but not edit any pages. Their edits on the "discuss pages" are recorded by an IP number.
  • Registered users are allowed to edit unprotected articles and "discuss pages" and upload files to the wiki.
  • Sysops have all the privileges of registered users and can protect, delete, and move articles in additions to editing both unprotected and protected pages.
  • Bureaucrats have all the privileges of Sysops but can also promote other users.
  • Bots are software robots which can be created to perform periodic and repetitive maintenance tasks.

To promote users, Click on "Special Pages" link in the sidebar, then click on "User Rights Management" link. On the following screen you must enter the exact username of the user whose privileges you wish to modify (this is case sensitive). After entering the username and clicking on the "Edit User Groups" button, two combo boxes should be displayed on the page. In the left combo box are groups which the user is a member of and the right combo box contains groups available for that particular user.

To promote a user, click any of the available groups in the right combo-box. To demote a user, select any of the groups displayed in the left combo-box. Selected groups in the right combo-box will be added and selected groups in the left combo-box will be taken off.

Reason for change is not a mandatory field, it is just meant to be a descriptive comment for others (or yourself) when looking through recent changes. Finally, click on the "Save User Groups" for your changes to take effect.

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