- thanks! :D ✨AireDaleDogz✨ (talk) 14:29, January 7, 2018 (UTC)
Re: Private journal page in your sandbox
Hi AireDaleDogz. I have nominated you for rollback rights on The Sims Wiki. These user rights give you access to the "rollback" tool, which lets you revert multiple instances of vandalism in a single click. Please go over to the nomination page and state whether or not you would like to accept or decline the nomination. If you decline, do not worry: it does not look bad on you, and you will be allowed to nominate yourself again in the future. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a message on my user talk page. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog · contribs 18:11, July 10, 2018 (UTC)
Rollback nomination approved
Congratulations on your successful nomination for rollback! You may be wondering what the tool is all about, so here is a brief introduction:
Rollback is a feature of the MediaWiki software that runs many websites, namely Wikipedia and Wikia. It allows all consecutive edits made by one user to be undone in one click.
What rollback does. Rollback only works on the latest edit (current revision) in an article. If you click on rollback, it acts immediately. Instructing the server to perform rollback will revert all consecutive edits made by one user to the last revision not made by that user. For instance, if User A made 6 edits in a row to The Sims 2, and no one else edited after them, using rollback will revert all 6 of those edits to the last edit not made by User A.
When to use it. Because rollback does not allow for a custom edit summary, it should only be used for obvious vandalism. It should not be used to revert good faith edits or edits that have good intentions. If a good faith edit needs to be reverted, use the undo function or manually revert the edit and provide an explanation in the edit summary.
You can use rollback to:
- Revert obvious vandalism
- Revert your own edits (AKA self-reverting)
- Revert edits in your own userspace (e.g. your userpage or your user talk page)
- Revert a large amount of edits that are deemed unhelpful, such as a malfunctioning bot, as long as an explanation is posted somewhere, perhaps at the talk page of the bot.
What if I accidentally click it? It happens, because rollback works instantly. If you do accidentally rollback an edit you didn't intend to revert, just manually revert the edit and explain it was a mistake.
What else do I do after reverting vandalism? It's not strictly required, but it would be appropriate to warn the vandal on their user talk page. You can either use a hand-written warning or a pre-written warning message.
Have any questions? You can ask me at my my talk page.