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Talk PageThis page offers an explanation on Tags, & how our Wiki grants them. Our Wiki has three types:

  1. Common Tags
  2. Title Tags
  3. Utility Tags

TL;DR

  1. New Account: users whose accounts have been recently created.
  2. Non-User: Autoconfirmed accounts (accounts over four days old) who have not yet joined the Wiki or do not yet exist at all.
  3. User: Autoconfirmed accounts who have joined the Wiki. An account is considered to have joined if they have at least one edit.
  4. Verified: accounts who have met the following conditions:
    • They have been on the Wiki for fourteen days.
    • They have made at least 100 edits.
    • They’ve edited anything within the last thirty days.
  5. Inactive: Verified accounts who have not edited within the last thirty days.
In depth

New Account

This Tag is applied to newly created accounts so that they can be watched.

Non-User

Non-User Tags signify either accounts that are Autoconfirmed but have not yet joined the Wiki, or accounts that have not even been created at all.

User

This Tag signifies a User who has joined the Wiki (which can be done by editing an article, changing their profile picture here, or automatically if they created their account on this Wiki), & has been Autoconfirmed. This signifies a degree of interest in the Wiki. The User Tag remains until the Verified Tag is acquired to replace it, & the reason for this is to encourage editors to become Verified.

Verified

The Verified Tag, the most prestigious of all Common Tags, applies to Users who have met three conditions:

  1. They’ve been on the Wiki for fourteen days.
  2. They’ve made 100 edits.
  3. They’ve edited anything within the last thirty days.

The first condition is to ensure that only longstanding members are Verified; Verified Users are generally more trustworthy than all others, & are taken more seriously, which is why they must have a time investment in the Wiki. The second condition exists for much the same reason. Forum edits are all well & good, but Content is King on our Wiki; it’s what everything is all about, & so article edits are prioritized above all others. Contributing a mere ten edits into actual content signifies that a User has a veritable investment in the Wiki itself. However, if the first two conditions are met, but the third is not, then the following Tag will take effect:

Inactive

This self explanatory Tag signifies Verified Users who have since fallen into inactivity. It is slightly less prestigious than Verified since it signals that a User is not currently playing an active role on the Wiki.
Exceptions

Common Tags do not apply to Users who meet any the following conditions:

  • They have a Global User-Right (Council, Vanguard, VSTF, et cetera).
  • They have a Utility Tag.
  • They have certain types of Title Tags.
If you fall into any of these categories, your Tag will be overridden.

Here, in brief, are some of the Title Tags; retired Tags may at one point be added for historical purposes, but that will likely be at a later date.

Note on VIP Tags

You are entitled to a VIP Tag if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are a Diep.io YouTuber with at least 1,000 subscribers.
  • You are an Bureaucrat or Administrator on either the Spanish or Taiwanese Diep.io Wikis; this is because we have a close relationship with these two Wikis.
If you meet any of the following criteria but do not yet have a Tag (most are given preemptively), then feel free to request one on an Administrator’s Message Wall & they may get around to adding yours. VIP Tags may be issued for other reasons as well, such as developing scripts for this Wiki & for running the Diep.io Wiki Discord; if you feel you represent a valuable, external asset to this Wiki besides raw contributions, talk to an Administrator & they will review your case.
Raw list
  1. Senior Administrator — Active Bureaucrats.
  2. Community Admin — Users outfitted with most of the rights Full Administrators have, excepting primarily MediaWiki access.
  3. Moderator — Mods who can patrol all social areas of the Wiki.
  4. Sentinel — Patrollers who rollback, block, & use other tools.
  5. Code Admin — Users with access to MediaWiki & protected pages.
  6. Interns — Patrollers with temporary Sentinel or Moderator rights.
  7. Staff Artist — Pseudo-Staff members whose role involves the creation of art for official use by Staff throughout the Wiki.
  8. VIP — Important individuals from other Wikis or from associated websites such as Youtube or Discord.
  9. Founder — The Founder of the Diep.io Wiki.
Exceptions
Title Tags can exist together, so you can have more than one, although Tags related to Staff ranks typically suppress each other by order of hierarchy. They can also coexist with Utility Tags if necessary (although not the Blocked Tag) & they always coexist with Global Tags. However, Title Tags will usually override all Common Tags; one notable exception is the Inactive Tag, which is very rarely suppressed.

Non-acquirable Tag list
  1. Bot — Signals that an account is a Bot.
  2. Rogue Bot — Signals a Bot that has been blocked due to it malfunctioning.
Acquirable Tag list
  1. Hiatus — Signals that a Staff Member is away on an excused absence.
  2. Blocked — Shows up if an account is blocked.
How to remove acquirable Tags
  1. Hiatus — Removed when the Hiatus is concluded or if the Staff Member is demoted.
  2. Blocked — Removed when a block expires or is lifted.

Global Tags are not considered in the list of three types our Wiki uses because it is controlled entirely by FANDOM Staff. Global Tags are granted for acquiring global user-groups & apply to all Wikis on FANDOM. See Help:User rights for more information, but for a short list, read below:

  1. FANDOM Staff — Self explanatory.
  2. FANDOM Helpers — FANDOM interlanguage aids.
  3. VSTF — Volunteer Spam Task Force; they fix vandalism across FANDOM.
  4. Global Discussions Moderators — Community-builders for the Discussions feature.
  5. VolDev — Volunteers who help develop & enhance FANDOM’s network-wide codebase.
  6. Vanguard — Volunteers who help to make FANDOM more portable.
  7. Councilor — FANDOM Product Testers.
  8. Global Bot — Bots that run on Wikis across FANDOM, not just on specific Wikis.

Script

Our Tags are granted, rescinded, customized, & automated via the UserTags Dev Script. Our configuration is stored in Tags.js & served sitewide via Common.js, while Wikia.css & PUT dictate Tag aesthetics.

Lag time
Because the Styles are stored in CSS files, our Tags can be styled aesthetically fairly quickly, but adding or removing semi-permanent Tags (such as Hiatus or VIP Tags) relies on the JavaScript Review Process, & so it can take up to several days to update.

This is mitigated by the fact that, due to skillful use of the implode & metafilter modules, most Tags are fully automated; they are granted & rescinded without Administrators having to lift a finger, & this is done instantaneously. All Common Tags & half of the Utility Tags are fully automated, & therefore require no effort on the part of Administrators to maintain.

All of the Staff Tags are semi-automated, in that they will automatically change when a user is promoted to a higher user-group or demoted to a lower one, but they must first be set up when a user joins Staff, which can take time. The Intern Tag is also fully automated, but beyond those, most Title Tags must be updated manually.
Why we use UserTags instead of ProfileTags
ProfileTags is an alternative to UserTags; it allows Tags to be manually added instantly without the JavaScript Review Process.

However, as it is a lighter script, it has no automation abilities to speak of; each & every Tag must be manually applied one-at-a-time, & individual Tags are more difficult to Style with CSS, making most Tags uniform if not absolutely plain. Switching to ProfileTags would completely rule out Common Tags as a concept, & it would increase the workload on Administrators manifold.

For these reasons, the Diep.io Wiki has opted to use UserTags instead of ProfileTags.

See also

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