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This page lists the available user rights on the wiki, and some other information about each.

Note: "User right includes" means that the rights of these levels are included in that right, and do not need to be set when assigning that right. "User right should be set with" is a list of rights that must be set with another user right for it to work. "User can grant" is the list of rights that a user with that right can grant, same for "User can remove." For seeing what you can do, add up all user rights you would receive, for example, if you are being promoted to desysop, you also get bureaucrat, sysop, passwordreset, and rollbacker.

Requesting user rights: Simply ask someone with the access right to set the right you want


User rights list

Anonymous

A user that is not logged in.

User

A logged in user

Bot

An account with a bot flag (set by a bureaucrat) which is meant to make automated edits. An edit by a bot account is not shown in recent changes.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: <none>
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

Rollbacker

A user with rollback rights, see this page on Wikipedia for more.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: <none>
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

Account Creator

Somewhat depreciated due to the Confirm Account extension, allows override of AntiSpoof.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: <none>
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

Administrator

Administrators (or Sysops) can protect pages, protect pages from creation, delete pages, block users, among other things (see administrator tools in the sidebar). They can also view (not edit) another users preferences (only people with edituser preferences can edit other users' preferences). Admins can also access a limited version of Special:RevisionDelete to make the task of deleting certain revisions of a page easier.
User right includes: Rollbacker
User right should be set with: <none>
User can grant: Rollbacker
User can remove: Rollbacker

Passwordreset

Passwordreset users can access Special:PasswordReset and change a user's password or disable a user account (note: NOT to be used as a substitute for blocking).

WARNING: Be very careful when giving out this user right, as accounts literally can be taken over using this function

User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

Bureaucrat

Bureaucrats, in addition to what sysops can do, can grant certain use rights beyond rollback, in addition, they can manually confirm your email address and rename users.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop, Passwordreset
User can grant: Sysop, Bureaucrat, Bot, Rollbacker, Passwordreset
User can remove: Bot, Rollbacker, Passwordreset

Desysop

These bureaucrats with desysop rights can, in addition to what normal bureaucrats can do, desysop and de-bureaucrat other users.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop, Passwordreset, Bureaucrat
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: Sysop, Bureaucrat

Checkuser

Checkusers can use Special:CheckUser to correlate IP addresses and user accounts; this is used to detect sockpuppetry.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

Oversighters

Oversighters can use more options than sysops in Special:RevisionDelete, Special:Oversight, Special:HideRevision, and a hide revision tab when viewing a diff to hide an edit from everyone except other oversighters, including administrators. This is usually done to protect dangerous personal information and for legal reasons.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

Steward

Stewards can, in addition to what desysop users can, make people checkusers and oversighters.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop, Passwordreset, Bureaucrat, Checkuser, Oversight, Desysop
User can grant: Checkuser, Oversight
User can remove: Checkuser, Oversight

Addsteward

Addsteward users can create other stewards.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop, Passwordreset, Bureaucrat, Checkuser, Oversight, Desysop, Steward
User can grant: Steward
User can remove: <none>

Delsteward

Delsteward users can remove the steward right from other users.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop, Passwordreset, Bureaucrat, Checkuser, Oversight, Desysop, Steward
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: Steward

Edituser

Users with the edituser right can use Special:EditUser and change another user's preferences, unless that user has the sysop flag.

WARNING: Be very careful when giving out this user right, as accounts literally can be taken over using this function

User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Passwordreset, Sysop
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

Developer

Developers can lock and unlock the database (see developer tools in the sidebar).
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Sysop
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

SVN

SVN allows that user to edit all projects in CodeReview.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: <none>
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>

Admiral

Admirals can set almost all user rights.
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: Check user, Developer, Edituser, Oversight, Passwordreset, Sysop, Bureaucrat, Steward, Addsteward, Delsteward, Desysop
User can grant: bot, sysop, bureaucrat, editusers, developer, rollback, passwordreset, oversight, steward, addsteward, delsteward, admiral, desysop and checkuser
User can remove: bot, sysop, bureaucrat, editusers, developer, rollback, passwordreset, oversight, steward, addsteward, delsteward, admiral, desysop and checkuser

Founder

FastLizard4, being wiki founder, is the only person with founder rights. FastLizard4 can set any user access right.
User right includes: Steward, Addsteward, Delsteward, Desysop
User right should be set with: Bureaucrat, Check user, Developer, Edituser, Oversight, Passwordreset, Sysop
User can grant: bot, sysop, bureaucrat, editusers, developer, rollback, passwordreset, oversight, steward, addsteward, delsteward, admiral, founder, desysop and checkuser
User can remove: bot, sysop, bureaucrat, editusers, developer, rollback, passwordreset, oversight, steward, addsteward, delsteward, admiral, founder, desysop and checkuser

Sudoers

Sudoer is a very special right: It allows you to take over other accounts using Special:Sudo. Very dangerous!
User right includes: <none>
User right should be set with: <none>
User can grant: <none>
User can remove: <none>