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Techs on RationalWiki are appointed to do—as the title suggests— technical work.
Techs have the ability to:
- alter the edit filter, which affects how RW handles spam and repetitive trolls like Mikemikev #add/remove all user rights
- rename users
- 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).
- suppress revisions
- edit and add gadgets
- modify Interwiki data
However, techs have no community authority and cannot police other users — unlike moderators.
You can request to be appointed a tech at RationalWiki:Requests for tech rights.
- coding experience
- ability to google
See Special:ListUsers/tech for a list of current techs (there are 17).