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The following tasks takes care of There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] that require regular updates, archiving and so forth. By sharing the responsibility for these activities, we reduce the amount of work necessary for the individuals. Simply put, volunteers list themselves here for a particular day in the month and pledge to help with the cleaning of a page on that day. The tasks are necessary for keeping pages well structured and reasonable size -- some people have problems editing large pages (which in part can be addressed using There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2]), and higher loading time affects users with slow connections (and bogs down the servers). If you want to join the cleaning department for a particular page, sign your name after a day in the month on which you will check that particular page to help with its maintenance if necessary.

Bureaucrats

Similarly, there are some things that PESWiki:Admin cannot do, but need a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3].

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Trash removal

Since ordinary users cannot delete pages, there are a number of places where things are listed for admins to delete them.

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Please see There was an error working with the wiki: Code[15] for an up-to-date explanation of what to do.

This page needs regular cleaning in several ways:

Items on which no consensus could be reached after 5 days must be removed from the page.

Items on which consensus could be reached need to be deleted after 5 days (requires admin status)

Items which have been deleted before the 5 days have elapsed (junk pages) need to be removed from the page

Items which should obviously not be deleted need to be removed from the page (leave a notice behind if there is some minimal controversy or the addition was made very recently, in any case explain your removal in the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4])

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There is a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6] in which such pages show up when the SD header is added.

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This page needs regular cleaning in several ways. Also, some requests get misfiled here, and have to be moved to the appropriate place (usually There was an error working with the wiki: Code[17]).

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This page needs regular cleaning in several ways. First, for templates for which there is consensus to delete, any pages which use them have to have the templates removed any user can do this. Second, once no longer in use, an admin has to actually delete the template.

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This page needs regular cleaning in several ways. First, for categories on which there is consensus to delete, any pages which use them have to have them removed any user can do this. Since this is often a fair amount of work, several bots (among them the Pearle-bot usually do the worst ones. Second, on ones no longer in use, an admin has to actually delete the category.

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Maintaining There was an error working with the wiki: Code[21] doesn't take too much time. It requires lots of care, though, since images can't be undeleted. Also, since many nominated images never get inspected by anyone else, it's important to consider not deleting an image even if it hasn't gotten any opposition.

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When debates end, they should be archived, and (if applicable) the relevant articles undeleted. Which obviously requires admin rights.

Vandalism prevention

Some pages are protected to prevent vandalism admins have to help with updating them when needed.

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Images are protected while they are on the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[7], but they need to be un-protected after falling off the main page. There is a template (and category) so that we can keep track of these, and make sure their protection is removed.

When protecting or unprotecting an image used on There was an error working with the wiki: Code[24] or There was an error working with the wiki: Code[25], make sure to protect or unprotect the associated article, too.

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To prevent vandalism this is also protected suitable items have to be selected from There was an error working with the wiki: Code[27] and moved here.

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Items that follow the rules (both listed at There was an error working with the wiki: Code[29] are updated to the main page on a regular basis. Only admins can do this as it's protected against vandalism.

Janitorial work

Other actions also sometimes require help from admins.

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Sometimes "Move this page" doesn't work (e.g. because there's something at the target), and an admin has to lend a hand.

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New users who don't seem to have noticed that there is a "Move this page" tab/button sometimes 'move' pages using There was an error working with the wiki: Code[8], which we need to keep for There was an error working with the wiki: Code[9] reasons.

There is a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[10] for repairing these, but i) only admins can do it, and ii) it's a bit tricky, so there's a page to request that these be done.

Housekeeping

Here are some tasks which don't necessarily need admin access, but which need regular attention.

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Article triage and repair.

Add the - Help:Contents

- Main Page command to the "see also" section at the bottom of all help pages, and modify the help footer to contain the primary help sections.

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Although these usually resolve themselves on their own schedule, it pays to pay closer attention to those that seem to continue for a long time. In general it's a problem if such a dispute sits for more than a month. At any one time, there should, as a general guideline, be less than 100 articles on the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[11] (at least, that's the number we'd like to brag about in There was an error working with the wiki: Code[12]s when the usual questions come up). So if there are in fact more than that, it might be useful to determine if in fact there are still such disputes, and if not, remove the notice.

Any page that has been protected due to a spat should as a matter of course be noted as being the subject of some kind of dispute. This helps ensure that we have a good handle on all disputes going on at one time. A page that has been subject of (as a rule of thumb) three disputes should go on There was an error working with the wiki: Code[33] also as a matter of course.

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When discussions run to an end, they should be closed and conclusions drawn so that they become actionable. This happens infrequently.

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This has replaced Introduction 2 as the intended place for test-editing, so there's no need to revert apparent nonsense unless it's profane or offensive, though it might be a good idea to check every once in a while to see that the first two lines are intact:

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The first pages of the tutorial (not including the front page) have their own sandboxes. They reduce the chances of edit conflicts, since the main sandbox could potentially get pretty crowded also, it was thought useful for newbies to be able to see other people's experiments, since each sandbox has a theme of sorts. They are:

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