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This thread was archived on 26 July 2008 by Azaz129.

Any chance Wikia could grant Oversight to one or two of our 'crats? In the past I've noticed some... um... links to keyloggers, account passwords, pornography etc. If these are just added in spam articles, administrators can just delete them. That's fine. But if those sorts of edits are made to, say, Quests, they really need to be overseen. May be coloured blue in the near future.earth(t)

Only Wikia Staff may use the tool. See [[wikia:Forum:New_Features%2C_27_Feb_2007#Oversight]]. Swordmagic24 19:27, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
[[w:c:ffxi:Special:Listusers/oversight|Obviously not.]] Albeit we're a much larger wiki who have been prone to legally controversial vandalism (which is why we got it). --CharitwoTalk 20:05, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Should this link have been to Wikipedia:Revision hiding? Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 09:33, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
In my opinion, oversight should be used in an even stricter sense then you're suggesting. IMO, if a user goes into the revision history and looks at a vandal's revision (which are obvious by looking at which revisions have been reverted or undone), they should be prepared for anything. The only thing of the three that you mentioned that I think should be hidden would be account passwords. Oversight is basically used to hide information of which the subject would want to be private: personal address, passwords, etc. Pornography and keyloggers can be found with a Google search, so there's really no point in hiding them here. Endasil (Talk) @ 
I just wanted to add that even if such edits were made to a major article like Quests, a sysop could delete the article, then leave inappropriate revisions unchecked while restoring the page. Quest map icon.png Laser Dragon Task map icon.png 03:03, 8 July 2008 (UTC)