FAMEPedia:Twinkle

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Mr. Twinkly

Twinkle is a popular JavaScript FAMEPedia gadget that gives autoconfirmed registered users many extra options to assist them in common FAMEPedia maintenance tasks and to help them deal with acts of vandalism or unconstructive edits. It provides users with three types of rollback functions and includes a full library of speedy deletion functions, user warnings and welcomes, maintenance tags, semi-automatic reporting of vandals, and more. In addition, it gives administrators more tools to help them carry out their duties.

A screenshot of Twinkle's request for page protection feature

Quick info[edit | edit source]

Getting started
To enable Twinkle on your account and receive any future updates automatically, you can simply enable the "Twinkle" gadget in the Gadgets section of your Preferences page. (Don't forget to click "Save" at the bottom of the list of gadgets!). It should be noted that only Autoconfimed users can enable it.
Customizing Twinkle
To modify many aspects of Twinkle's operation, you can visit the Twinkle preferences panel. Make your changes, and click "Save changes" at the bottom of the page. Then make sure to completely clear your browser cache so your changes take effect.
Getting help
There is comprehensive information about Twinkle at the documentation page. If that page does not answer your question, consider asking at the talk page. IRC users can connect to the #FAMEPedia-userscripts or #FAMEPedia IRC channels.
Reporting bugs or requesting features
Twinkle is under active development, and we generally fix bugs reasonably quickly. If you find a bug, please help out by reporting it at our GitHub repository (you will need to have a GitHub account). If you don't want to create a GitHub account, or you have a request for a new feature that could be added to Twinkle, you can ask at the talk page.
Notes
  • If your account is very new, you will not be able to use Twinkle. You need to be autoconfirmed (at least four days old and have ten edits) to enable the Twinkle gadget.
  • It is no longer possible to use Twinkle on Internet Explorer (IE) versions 10 or earlier. If you are still using one of these IE versions, try switching to another browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, as Twinkle is functional on most other modern browsers (including modern smartphone browsers).
  • Some browser add-ons may interfere with Twinkle. If Twinkle still does not load after following the instructions above, consider disabling one or more of your add-ons and then restarting your browser.
  • If you're using a touchscreen device, you may need to tap and hold the "TW" button in the Vector skin to show the Twinkle menu.

Documentation and configuration[edit | edit source]

Before using Twinkle, you should read its documentation to familiarize yourself with its possibilities and functions. Experienced Twinkle users are welcome to expand or improve the documentation based on their use of the tool.

Abuse[edit | edit source]

Never forget that one takes full responsibility for any action performed using Twinkle. One must understand FAMEPedia policies and use this tool within these policies or risk having one's account blocked. Anti-vandalism tools, such as Twinkle, Huggle, and rollback, should not be used to undo changes that are constructive and made in good faith.

If a change is merely "unsatisfactory" in some way, undoing/reverting should not be the first response. Editors should either make a reasonable attempt to improve the change, or should simply leave it in place for future editors to improve. Undo/revert is appropriate in cases where the contribution is arguably "wrong" (consider moving it to the Talk page), or is unreasonably difficult to fix (e.g. incomprehensible, and the author is unresponsive), or is actually harmful to the article (such as vandalism). A plain language edit summary (not merely tags) should be used when reverting changes that appear to have been made in good faith because many contributors will not recognize minimalistic tags and will not learn what the problem was and are likely to repeat it.

Is Twinkle loading unreliably?[edit | edit source]

In the past, you could install Twinkle by adding the text importScript('User:AzaToth/twinkle.js'); to your personal script page; however, this practice can make Twinkle load unreliably (Twinkle might not load on every page you visit, or it might show up but not work properly).

To rectify this problem, you should remove the line importScript('User:AzaToth/twinkle.js'); from your personal script file, and then turn on the Twinkle gadget using the instructions above.

If you have any old configuration set up using TwinkleConfig or FriendlyConfig, it will still be effective. However, if you use the preferences panel to modify your configuration, you are advised to remove all old Twinkle/Friendly configuration variables from your skin JavaScript file.

Userboxes[edit | edit source]

Twinkle users can add any of these userboxes to their User page.

Code Result
{{Template:User Twinkle}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user contributes with Twinkle.
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{{User:UBX/Twinkle}}
This user is a recent changes patroller with Twinkle!
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{{User:UBX/Twinkle2}}
FAMEPedia:TwinkleThis user reverts vandalism in the blink of an eye with Twinkle!
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{{User:UBX/Twinkle3}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user reports vandalism in the blink of an eye with Twinkle!
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{{User:UBX/Twinkle4}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user watches over FAMEPedia with the help of Twinkle!
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{{User:UBX/Twinkleadmin}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user performs administrator tasks in the blink of an eye with Twinkle!
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{{User:Xenon54/Userboxes/Twinkle}}
Chocolate chip cookies.jpg

This user welcomes new users with Twinkle!

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{{User:Xenon54/Userboxes/Twinkle2}}
Face-smile.svgThis user welcomes new users with Twinkle!
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{{User:Xenon54/Userboxes/Twinkle3}}
{{underlinked}}

This user tags articles for maintenance with Twinkle!

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{{User:Arctic Fox/UBX/Twinkle}}
Peace dove.svg

This user welcomes new users with Twinkle!

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{{User:Powergate92/Userboxes/Twinkle}}
Chocolate chip cookies.jpgThis user welcomes new users and tags articles using Twinkle.{{tag}}
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{{User:Skittleys/Userboxes/Twinkle}}
{{COI}}

This user tags articles with Twinkle!

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{{User:Me and/Userboxen/Twinkle}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user maintains FAMEPedia with the help of Twinkle!
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{{User:Qwertyxp2000/Twinkle}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user requests protection to articles with the help of Twinkle!
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{{User:CptViraj/UBX/WelcomeTwinkle}}
Handshake icon.svg

This user welcomes new users with Twinkle!

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{{User:CentralTime301/UBX:Twinkle and RC patrol}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user is a recent changes patroller with Twinkle!RCPatroller Badge.png
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{{User:FlightTime/UBX/TwnkHugg}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user fights vandalism with Twinkle and Huggle. Sometimes simultaneously...Huggle 3 icon.svg
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{{User:UBX/RW and TW}}
Police man Twinkle Head.svgThis user has both RedWarn and Twinkle, and may use them together!RW
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Also, there is the Twinkle topicon {{Twinkle topicon}}.