Wikia


This is a list of the notable user groups on Wikia, and which user groups Administrators, Discussion Moderators, Chat Moderators can kick, which user groups they can ban, whether the option is available to them or not, and whether or not the option will work.


Kicking Users

Performer: Action: Target: Availability: Result:
Administrators Kick Users Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Auto-confirmed Users Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Chat Moderators Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Roll-backers Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Discussion Moderators Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Content Moderators Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Assistants Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Administrators Available Won't Work
Administrators Kick Bureaucrats Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Volunteer Spam Task Forces Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Wikia Helpers Available Will Work
Administrators Kick Wikia Staff Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Users Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Auto-confirmed Users Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Chat Moderators Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Roll-backers Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Discussion Moderators Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Content Moderators Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Assistants Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Administrators Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Bureaucrats Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Volunteer Spam Task Forces Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Wikia Helpers Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Kick Wikia Staff Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Kick Users Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Kick Auto-confirmed Users Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Kick Chat Moderators Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Kick Roll-backers Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Kick Discussion Moderators Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Kick Content Moderators Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Kick Assistants Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Kick Administrators Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Kick Bureaucrats Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Kick Volunteer Spam Task Forces Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Kick Wikia Helpers Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Kick Wikia Staff Not Available Won't Work

Banning Users

Performer: Action: Target: Availability: Result:
Administrators Ban Users Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Auto-confirmed Users Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Chat Moderators Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Roll-backers Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Discussion Moderators Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Content Moderators Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Assistants Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Administrators Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Bureaucrats Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Volunteer Spam Task Forces Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Wikia Helpers Available Will Work
Administrators Ban Wikia Staff Not Available Will Work [1]
Discussion Moderators Ban Users Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Auto-confirmed Users Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Chat Moderators Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Roll-backers Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Discussion Moderators Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Content Moderators Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Assistants Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Administrators Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Bureaucrats Available Will Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Volunteer Spam Task Forces Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Wikia Helpers Not Available Won't Work
Discussion Moderators Ban Wikia Staff Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Ban Users Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Ban Auto-confirmed Users Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Ban Chat Moderators Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Ban Roll-backers Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Ban Discussion Moderators Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Ban Content Moderators Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Ban Assistants Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Ban Administrators Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Ban Bureaucrats Available Will Work
Chat Moderators Ban Volunteer Spam Task Forces Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Ban Wikia Helpers Not Available Won't Work
Chat Moderators Ban Wikia Staff Not Available Won't Work

Even though Administrators are able to ban other Administrators, and Discussion Moderators and Chat Moderators from inside of chat, they cannot ban them by going to the their contributions page, since the option to ban them from chat will not show up.

However a certain method exists so that Administrators can ban any user from chat, regardless of the user rights that user has. If an administrator loads chat, right clicks on the screen of the chat window, and clicks "Inspect", a developer tools window will appear. If an administrator clicks on the console and pastes the following code into the console:


var cmd = new models.BanCommand({
   userToBan: 'UserName',
   time: 259200,
   reason: 'Reason'
});
mainRoom.socket.socket.send(cmd.xport());

They will be able to ban any user they want, including themselves, provided the administrator adds the said username of the said user they wish to ban, and a ban duration has been added correctly. It is recommended that a reason for banning the user has been inserted. Wikia Staff and other Administrators can unban themselves so banning them from chat using this method is counter productive. Adding "259200" to the JavaScript will ban the user from chat for three days.


If the !ban script from the Developers Wiki is installed, then the following method can also be used to ban users that Administrators otherwise would not be able to ban unless the said users happened to be in chat at the time. It is used to ban a user on the chat, by typing in the following syntax:


!ban <Username> for <ban length> because <ban reason>

The <Username> parameter doesn't need to contain underscores replacing the spaces. It is case-sensitive (except for the first letter — it's capitalised automatically)
The <ban length> parameter goes after the for keyword and it can contain values like 2 weeks, 1 month, and 20 minutes. It is case-insensitive.
The <ban reason> parameter goes after the because keyword.

Additionally, you can set a variable with the default time to be used in case an invalid time token is given (it must be set in seconds):


var defCBanDuration = 1200; // Equals to 20 minutes. Default is 1 day. (86400)
// Import...

Notes

  • This article is only intended to display what happens to all the local usergroups when an Administrator, Discussion Moderator, and Chat Moderator tries to kick or ban them, and whether the option appears.
    • However since this is an article of the usergroups that local Administrators, Discussion Moderators, and Chat Moderators can kick or ban, it makes sense not to ignore the Wikia Staff, Wikia Helper, and Volunteer Spam Task Force usergroups as they have chat moderator status.
    • Also Wikia Staff have chat staff rights which give them more options than Administrators, Discussion Moderators, or Chat Moderators.
  • All usergroups not listed on this page can be kicked or banned from chat, just like regular users. Wikia Helpers and Volunteer Spam Task Forces function the same way Discussion Moderators and Chat Moderators do in chat, and the Admin Mentor usergroup which is currently on hiatus functions the same way Administrators do in chat.

References

  1. Wikia Staff cannot be banned under normal circumstances, since the option to ban them from inside chat is not available. However they can still be banned if an Administrator inserts the correct JavaScript code into the console after right clicking the screen inside the chat-room and clicking "Inspect".

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