Wikibooks:Global rights policy
|Wikibooks policy that the Wikibooks community has accepted and Wikibookians must follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.This page documents an official
The implementation of global user rights on Wikimedia projects extends to the English Wikibooks. This policy defines their use on this wiki.
Use of rights
Staff are paid employees of the Wikimedia Foundation. Similar to the ombuds, they hold global CheckUser rights as well as global adminship and global oversight rights. They will perform office actions when needed such as complaints related to defamation, privacy violations, or copyright infringement.
- List of users with staff rights
Stewards may use their global rollback permission or any of the permissions in the global sysops toolkit on the English Wikibooks. They may also use CheckUser, even in non-emergency situations (that is, even if local CheckUsers exist on this wiki).
In emergency situations where local users are unable or unavailable to act, Stewards are asked to use their global rights to protect the best interests of Wikibooks.
Wikibooks has no local oversighters at this time, therefore Stewards fill this role, but they are allowed to process non-emergency Oversight requests even if local oversighters are appointed on this wiki in the future.
In their global role, Stewards grant CheckUser and Oversight permissions to all projects and can remove all permissions (in an emergency, or in response to a user request or Board decision). These actions can affect the English Wikibooks, but are done and logged at meta:Steward requests/Permissions.
- List of users with steward rights
Wikimedia system administrators are people who do systems administration work on the Wikimedia servers. They can change Wikimedia site's live copy of MediaWiki, read server logs, etc. Those with server access can also carry out various non-development tasks.
The Wikimedia Foundation legally controls the servers, so the Wikimedia Board of Trustees are ultimately responsible for determining who has sysadmin access. However, they generally delegate this responsibility. On a day-to-day basis, various sysadmins with root access manage the server accounts.
System administrators may use their global rights in whatever manner they deem necessary to manage the Wikimedia Foundation's assets.
- List of users with sysadmin rights
- List of users with ombuds rights
The English Wikibooks does not allow the use of global bots approved by the Meta policy to update interwiki links. Users that run global bots are expected to follow Wikibooks:Bots when bots are used locally. English Wikibooks administrators may locally block global bots that do not confirm to English Wikibooks norms and policies.
- List of bots with global bot rights
Global rollbackers can use their rights by default, provided they have not previously had the reviewer removed at the English Wikibooks. If removal has previously occurred, they must request and be granted reviewer locally (which grants the use of rollback) by an English Wikibooks administrator. Furthermore, any English Wikibooks administrator can ask a global rollbacker to stop using rollback if what they deem to be misuse occurs, and the global rollbacker must comply with such a request. Such a decision by an administrator can be appealed to the wider community. Failure to comply may result in a block.
- List of users with global rollback rights
The global sysop group is activated on the English Wikibooks as community consensus to opt in was attained. Global sysops are users with global permissions associated with the fighting of vandals, especially on smaller wikis which struggle to deal with the level of vandalism. Global sysops are permitted to use any of the rights associated with their role on the English Wikibooks, unless otherwise required to by any local administrator, which can be appealed to the wider community.
- List of users with global sysop rights
Global interface editors
- List of users with global interface editor rights
Abuse filter maintainer
The Abuse filter maintainer user group assigned by stewards that allows trusted users access to view, and where appropriate, edit abuse filters. Abuse filter maintainers are permitted to use any of the rights associated with their role on the English Wikibooks, unless otherwise required to by any local administrator, which can be appealed to the wider community.
- List of users with abuse filter maintainer rights
Removal of rights
A user who abuses their global rights by knowingly or recklessly using their global rights on the English Wikibooks in contravention of this policy should be reported to meta:Steward requests/Permissions or #wikimedia-stewards immediately, where the stewards will determine whether an emergency removal of tools is required. An indefinite local block may also be placed on the account locally during this period if necessary to prevent further abuse.