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I noticed in Sannse's latest updates that rollback rights are now available to be granted to non-admins. If my understanding of Wikis is correct, "rollback rights" mean that you have the ability to quickly revert an article to its previous version, correct? This would be something very useful indeed; I often revert UnNews articles (mostly my own, admittedly, but also those of others) from simple vandalism, and having a quick button to do that would be very helpful for me. Any chance I could be granted these rollback rights? --Composure1 16:56, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Interesting. Personally I would not mind giving rollback rights to a limited number of trusted editors, especially because bureaus can also revoke them if they're abused. I'd like to hear other opinions on it first, though. —rc (t) 17:44, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't mind either. However, there is one thing that shouts problem at me: who gets them and who doesn't? —Braydie 19:04, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Just grant them on a case-by-case basis as people request them. --Composure1 19:27, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Very good idea. It's a nice responsibility trail for excellent users that could one day be admins. I nom Olipro to get the first one. ;)--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 19:40, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

I know Sannse said she prefers having a hard admin/nonadmin line, but that is really a pretty blury line here. Non-admins already perform basically every non-admin function, and some non-admins have javascriptified rolback buttons with getting them granted. Thus I think giving out official rollback is fine. Obvious recepients are serious admin candidates, and maybe all the Captains. Is there a way we can do this that will be not-a-lot-of-work, dramaless, and not give it to people who should have it? ---QuillRev. Isra (talk) 20:53, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
I really don't understand what all the concern is here. The rollback feature isn't an admin function. Reverting an article (unlike deleting one, or banning a user) is something everyone can already do; the rollback feature just makes it easier and faster. And it's not even really an enticing thing for vandals because they can't add any new content with it, just revert to the last version. And I'm not saying everyone should have it automatically - I am just suggesting that if someone is not a brand new user and asks for it, I don't see what the reason for fear is. --Composure1 21:09, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
I think the concern is if you get into an edit war, you're going to win it with rollback whether you're right or not. And while we know our beloved admins are always right (hmm... suck up or sarcasm? I'm not really sure...!), the same can't be said for everyone who would request this function. I mean take me - I'd love it to help with the my patrolling of Short Pages, but how do you know I'm not going to secretly turn evil one day? How do you know?? Hmm???? --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 01:09, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

The latest version of MediaWiki (on wikipedia at least) has an "(undo)" button for every page diff. This sin't as fast a a rollback, but it still works. Just thought I'd put that out there.. Tompkinssig Smallturtle t o m p k i n s  blah. ﺞوﻦ וףה ՃՄ ண்ஸ ފއހ วอฏม +տ trade websites 21:59, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it's on UnMeta as well, I think. —Braydie 22:00, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
We'll get that when wikia upgrade us to the latest version of mediawiki. (Soon! Honest!) Spang talk 22:02, 28 Feb 2007

Java Rollback

Since forever users have been able to add a "rollback" button to their uncyclopedia.js. I think it's somewher in the mess that is my java page thing, feel free to take it. -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 01:03, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

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