Rollback is an additional tool used by some users on the wiki primarily for fighting vandalism. A Rollback User is someone who has been granted the user rights to use this tool.
How rollback works
The rollback tool allows a user to undo multiple, back-to-back malicious edits, or mistakes made by a single user. It is one of the most useful methods for reverting multiple edits quickly. Rollback users can see a [rollback] link in page history, on the most recent edit. By clicking "Rollback", all edits by the most recent contributor are undone, and the page is reverted to the state it was in just before the target user began editing the page. The edit summary for the action is:
- All administrators have access to this tool by default.
- A list of additional users who have been granted access to the rollback tool on Minecraft Wiki can be found here.
Requesting Rollback Permissions
Users can request rollback rights at the bottom of this page. Like requests for adminship, a community discussion is not needed. Instead, an administrator will see if the user's contributions and efforts to improve the wiki are satisfactory. If the request is accepted, a Bureaucrat will grant rollback rights to the user.
There are a few things taken into consideration when a rollback request is reviewed. It is expected that the user requesting rollback rights meets some, if not all of the following criteria:
- An acceptable number of mainspace edits (different from the number at the tops of profile pages; see Special:Editcount); about 400+ is a good start, but the quality of edits will also be taken into consideration
- Anti-vandalism activities (undoing vandalism as it occurs)
- A reasonable level of activity on the wiki (the user has contributed to the wiki regularly, for at least a few weeks)
- Trusted by other users (a user's contribution history and message wall will make this abundantly clear)
If you would like access to the rollback tool, feel free to submit a request below. However, you must provide reasoning why you think your editing would benefit by having the tool.
A good sample of a request (the format, rather than the text):
- MasterOfMelons-Yes please, i request rollback rights, because i want to revert easy and quick a spammer's edits and help the wiki.
Please place all requests under this line:
- Jungle Awakens- I would like Rollback rights please, as I hate spam and vandalism, and I would love to have the rights to revert it. Also, i created all the links on the Jungle Awakens page (which is a lot), so is that eligible enough?—Preceding unsigned comment added by AlienSpyUFO1 (talk • contribs) 17:21, June 16, 2020 (UTC)
- Looking at the #Requirements for Rollback, Jungle Awakens does not meet an acceptable number of mainspace edits and has only been contributing for a few days. For now, the application is on hold; we can look at it again at a later date. If you are also interested in becoming Rollback, then I would give you the same response. SLScool (message wall) 18:03, June 16, 2020 (UTC)