This is a page where users can request rollback rights. Like in requests for adminship, a community discussion is not needed, and instead, an administrator will see if the user's contributions and effort to improve the wiki are good enough. A bureaucrat will then give the tool, if the administrator who made the decision is not one.
There are no fixed requirements for the tool, but a good amount of mainspace edits (400+), anti-vandalism, activity, and being trusted by other users are required.
What is rollback? Edit
Rollback is an extension used for anti-vandalism and undoing multiple bad edits. A user that is granted with the tool can see a [rollback] link in page history, on the topmost edit. By clicking this link, all edits by that contributor are reverted into the last edit by someone else, in one click of the mouse. The edit summary for the action is "Reverted edits by Example (talk | block) to last version by Example2". This is most useful for reverting vandalism quicker.
It should be noted that all administrators have the tool by default.
If you think you are fit for rollback, feel free to request it. However, you must provide a reasoning why you are fit.
A good sample of a request (the format, rather than the text):
Please Place all requests under this line.
I'd like to have rollback rights, since I often come across vandalism, and I could get the job done much more easily with this tool. I also have many mainspace edits, and have proven to be to the betterment of the wiki. --User1 12:00, January 1, 2011 (UTC)
- SEE ARCHIVE FOR PREV. REQUESTS
I'd like to resubmit a new request, and scrap the old one. I am here to (re)request rollback rights to the wiki. I have obtained 691 edits on this wiki so far, with over 70% of all my edits going towards Mainspace edits. If more persuadion is needed, please consider my contributions on other wikis. On the Scribblenauts Wiki, I have over 3,577 edits with 75% of edits going towards Mainspace (2,648 total). Although I do not have rights there (due to the user-to-administrator ratio). Both wikis come across trollism, meaning that I am always on high alert. I also have the East Coast time zone, meaning that many troll edits from the times of 12 PM to 4PM will be reverted. I have been active at this wiki since August 30th (about six months).
With rollback tools, I will be able to successfully revert troll edits without possibly undoing any good-faith edits by using the history edit feature. I am looking forward to rollback rights (along with going in the running for administrator at my home wiki).
- CanD has my support for this request, once a bureaucrat begins their consideration.
I would like to request rollback rights. Currently, I have 210 edits and am ranked #12 on this wiki. Yesterday, I saw some vandalism on a page about Notch (I had to undo their edit). I am "semi-active" and a get notifications about which page has been edited and usually check the history (this only applies to the pages I follow).
00:05, May 23, 2013 (UTC)