Help talk:Group rights

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Remove the links. They're red. Also, make the Other color the Admin color and the Admin purple the mod color. Then the Valve color Other. Get it? I'd do it, but as usual, fail phone. Smashman 02:17, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

I don't see any red links.... --Firestorm 02:18, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
The Valve guys set their own colours. I'm hesitant to modify that. -- Pilk (talk) 02:20, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
I think he's refering to he "example" and "policy" links. Darkman 4 02:20, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh I see what you are saying now. Valve doesn't have their own colour except for a background. -- Pilk (talk) 02:25, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Why did you remove the bold? Quite liked it. If not bold then put the italics back. -- Smashman... (ts) 02:37, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

I think we're probably better off avoiding anything that implies hierarchy. Every is equal in the contribution sense, just others are more trusted with elevated privileges. Essentially the colours are there so people know who to get in contact with if they need help. -- Pilk (talk) 03:43, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm in favor of restoring the bold as well. -- En Ex 06:02, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Having bolded (for extra visibility) and colored names helps better at differentiating, let's say...a mod from a bureaucrat: "Which one do I contact for group rights questions? They're all green...who's the bureaucrat?" You really should change it back the way it was -- Nystus 15:59, 14 November 2010 (UTC)


Any chance of having the rollbacker usergroup (for those not familiar, rollbacker is an extra user flag that allows the user to use the Rollback tool (normally reserved for Sysops)). This is normally extended to trusted users, but given out more freely than any sysop rights would be RandomTime 00:49, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Maybe, *sniff*, Maybe. It's a good idea. -- Smashman... (ts) 00:51, 1 July 2010 (UTC)


I am rather curious... What is "Other" and why is it so gloriously pink :o -- Benjamuffin Om nom nom! 21:51, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Move Rights

In light of this recent incident, I propose restricting the right to move pages to moderators and above. I was skeptical of the benefits of allowing normal users the move privilege to begin with, and this episode only makes me more convinced that the downsides outweigh the benefits. Users in general usually just propose a move anyways, useful moves performed immediately without discussion are somewhat rare.

The user rights in question are move and move-subpages. -The Neotank ( | Talk) User The Neotank Signeotank.gif 22:43, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram neutral.png Neutral: On one hand, then he would've replaced entire articles with "smashman sucks cock", so not much of a win there. Additionally, it was one incident, not a series - we don't remove the ability to add external links because one person spammed ad-links. On the other hand, there isn't that much non-mod moving going on. Move Log --CruelCow (talk) 22:51, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Don't you think they should have a point system?

Ok, so after playing tf2 for a while and being on the servers, you can tell who is the baddst cat around. But sometimes its not so apparent. You all might have near the same skill level. How to fix this problem you ask? Well i got an answer. (this is not to say i dont like ur game Valve, its awesome, but) Maybe Valve could have an update that tracks points for kills. Im talkin like a lifetime point total of all my kills, just to show how good or bad people are. Five points for each kill or whatever you please, but give me some way to rank myself with an overall score against these other bozos. You could show the scores on the scoreboard when u press tab. You could even display the scores like they displayed the duel wins, when you're waiting for the server to load. Maybe even put a money value on the kills. A cent per kill, so u could earn the stuff in the store. Of course, that would make less money for steam, but if you jacked up the prices then the items would be harder to get and the lazy bums who dont do the work pay more. Just throwin some ideas up the flagpole to see if anybody salutes them. :)PS TF2 rocks! SureShot 00:41, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Use the Steam forums for this kind of discussion. -- OluapPlayer (t) Howdy, pardner! 00:44, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Staff people. Let me say one thing.

How about a little tournament? It would be good if we made a Team Fortress Wiki Tournament. I have had this idea since the finals of the ETF2L Highlander Tournament and it could be fun to have a gathering of users playing against each other in the Wiki server. Call it a event. I would like to have some response on my talk section or invite me for a little chat on the IRC to discuss about this. Stunned.png TheNobleScout 02:04, 16 September 2011 (PDT)

Page Formatting Update

User:Sleetwolf/List of administrators -- It'd be much appreciated if I got some feedback on this now that it's in a complete state (in my mind at least)
--SleetwolfTalk-Contribs 06:26, 24 November 2015 (PST)

[Offtop] Different links in the logo depending on the selected language page

Hi! Please tell me how you managed to change the link address depending on the selected language of the page? If I use Russian language --> the link changes Main_Page/ru, if the French --> Main_Page/fr

I break your head over it for about a month and can't do the same. Help me please.

Nicolayka (talk) 07:33, 22 October 2017 (PDT)

I think you may be talking about {{if lang}}, or Template:if lang. Check out the documentation for more. It's a real handy little template. ⇒Leaderboard class spy.png Anyar (talk/contributions/giveaway) 07:35, 22 October 2017 (PDT)

I saw this template, but I really don't understand how you manage to change the url of the page when you hover on the logo "wiki logo.png" depending on the page language. I don't even know where to write {if lang} to change the address on the logo. I just don't have anyone even to ask... Nicolayka (talk) 13:39, 22 October 2017 (PDT)

You're asking about technical help likely related to the website's design. I can't help you with that, though I can note that clicking the logo acts very similarly clicking a link for [[Main Page{{if lang}}]]. ⇒Leaderboard class spy.png Anyar (talk/contributions/giveaway) 14:05, 22 October 2017 (PDT)

Yes! Only where it is written... in what file or template Nicolayka (talk) 14:37, 22 October 2017 (PDT)

I dunno. Might not even be using an actual template. You can try comparing [view-source: source] [view-source: files], or just ask someone at our IRC and hope they know. ⇒Leaderboard class spy.png Anyar (talk/contributions/giveaway) 16:14, 22 October 2017 (PDT)

"Retired staff"

I think this section could be slightly reworded. Not all staff members who got retired were due to inactivity, which was my case where I decided to no longer be one... As for me, while I don't edit or contribute as much as before, I still do from time to time. There could be other people who simply chose to retire being a staff member but not necessarily due to inactivity. User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 01:15, 30 August 2021 (UTC)