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The page for tech support is at RationalWiki:Technical support.

Techs on RationalWiki are appointed to do—as the title suggests—technical work.


Techs have the ability to:

  1. alter the edit filter, which affects how RW handles spam and repetitive trolls like the Nigerian viagra salesman
  2. add/remove all user rights
  3. rename users
  4. alter MediaWiki: space pages, which are mostly user interface items like MediaWiki:Sitenotice (the donation notice) and MediaWiki:Sidebar (the main site sidebar on your left).
  5. suppress revisions (even from sysops)
  6. edit and add gadgets
  7. modify Interwiki data

However, techs have no community authority and cannot police other users, unlike moderators.

Request rights[edit]

You can request to be appointed a tech at RationalWiki:Requests for user rights.


  • some coding or sysadmin type experience
  • basic javascript or PHP knowledge
  • rudimentary understanding of how MediaWiki works
  • basic understanding of edit filter syntax
  • ability to google and find relevant documentation

Current techs[edit]

There are currently 21.