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Use this page for requests for:

  • Renaming
  • Promotion (to administrator, bot, bureaucrat, etc.)
  • Anything else bureaucrats are needed for (is there anything?)

Any new flagging to +sysop should have an associated subpage here, except for staff and well-established volunteer developers, where a developer is someone who has had changes accepted to the MediaWiki core or a MediaWiki extension where the total number of changed lines in the relevant whitespace-insensitive diffs exceeds 100.

One thing to keep in mind is that unlike most Wikimedia sites, this site is controlled by the MediaWiki developers, not the other users in this community. Being a developer (someone with commit access who uses it to maintain code that runs on Wikimedia sites) automatically entitles you to at least administrator status, and a long-time developer won't find it hard to become a bureaucrat. If you're not a developer, you do have to give some good reason to get any privileges; you should not expect to ever be made a bureaucrat; and if you are, you might want to stick to renames and leave promotions to developers. Something like a third of administrators and a quarter of bureaucrats are non-developers, however, so it's not like you shouldn't bother asking.

That said, there aren't really any formal policies on what's required: you just have to convince a bureaucrat. Use common sense―if you're trustworthy and your services are in need, there's no reason not to promote you to administrator at least, but don't ask for administrator without giving a concrete reason (unless you're a developer). Being personally known to a developer or having administrator or higher status on a major Wikimedia project are two ways to be deemed trustworthy.

Asking for transwiki, bot, or a rename is fine without demonstrating that you're trustworthy, since those can be revoked/reverted at will and don't do much anyway.

Requests for permissions[edit | edit source]

Archives: Autochecked userEditorAdministratorBureaucratOther user rights
  • Please create a subpage under Project:Requests/User rights/ with your user name as the page title and then transclude it to the bottom of this section.
=== User:Example ===
{{Rfur|Requested user right}} (Choose from: Administrator, Bot, Bureaucrat, Coder, Autochecked user, Transwiki importer, Other)
{{UserLinks|Example}}
I am a MediaWiki developer [http://svn.wikimedia.org/users.php (svn proof)] [https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/dashboard/0 (git proof)] or 
I have rolled back many instances of vandalism here and assisted users extensively.
I have accounts on Meta and am an active maintainer of the WMF Bugzilla. - Example 1 Apr 2008, 12:00am

* '''support''' I thought you were an admin here already! - User1, 1 Apr 2008, 12:45am
* '''oppose''' Example punched me in the nose at the last Wikimeet and broke it. I have a personal grudge. - User2, 1 Apr 2008, 1:15am

User:Eland Zhou[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am now requesting for Translation Administrator for two purposes:

  1. To add API pages to the translation lists to ZH. because I'm translator also a developer using APIs, I think documents translated to ZH will do good to developers whose native language is Chinese in work efficiency.
  2. To have experience of Special:PageMigration and find bugs.
Thank you for your help with translations. Please confirm having read Project:Language policy. --Nemo 07:04, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I confirm having read the Language Policy.--Pumpkin (talk) 18:09, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Akifumii[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Transwiki importer.
Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.


With the transwiki importer permission, I would like to be able to "transwiki" pages from meta while preserving their edit history.

Along with the Translation administrator permission, I would like to be able to mark pages for translation on my own. I have started working with translations here and have experience translating on Meta, Outreach, Wikidata, and translatewiki.net. I have translation administrator abilities on Outreach and have marked a few pages for translation over there. I confirm I have read the Language policy and the documentation on how to set up a page for translation. Thanks for your consideration! A2 16:08, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

About the first, you have to be very careful with this, because if you aren't, you can cause serious damage. I see no need for this.
About the second, considering your numerous rights requests on meta, wikidata, and outreach, I can't help but be uneasy about this. --Rschen7754 01:33, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
A², thanks for your request; please prepare some pages for translation here on mediawiki.org following the manual: you have hundreds to choose from (provided you're also willing to copy the old translations). A translation administrator will see them and mark them for translation if you prepared them well. After you get some pages marked/migrated, if you want to continue the work, we'll consider your request. --Nemo 06:57, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: I have marked a few pages for translation see my contributions as well as my edit summaries. Thanks. A2 16:19, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
See my edit. You should know how the Translate extension works.--Shirayuki (talk) 21:28, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
See related thread Thread:User_talk:Shirayuki/Groups about Groups --Shirayuki (talk) 02:29, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I would like to withdraw my request at this time. I am currently working on not "hat collecting" userrrights around Wikimedia. As of now I should also work on tagging pages for translation. Thanks Shirayuki! I appreciate your help! A2 04:58, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
N Not done then. @Akifumii: also, I highly suggest that you wait a minimum of one year before requesting rights again and when you do, you first consult a local bureaucrat about it, because personally I think this shows that you haven't really stopped your hat collection.--Jasper Deng (talk) 21:08, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

User:Jackmcbarn[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I recently became a +2'er (proof), and I've also been fairly active here, documenting new features, cleaning up existing documentation, and nominating out-of-scope pages for deletion. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:01, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

YesY Done --Krenair (talkcontribs) 10:26, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Requests for renames[edit | edit source]

Information on how renames work is available on Wikipedia. Archives: 2014 (Previous years).

Example request:

=== Oldname → Newname ===
I'd like to change my username to "Newname" because that's the
username I use on other projects. Thanks! - ~~~~

Vitalik7 → Vitalik[edit | edit source]

I'd like to change my username to "Vitalik" because that's the username I use on other projects. Thanks! - Vitalik7 (talk) 16:14, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Since User:Vitalik is not attached to your SUL account, could you please verify ownership of it? Also I don't think this is really necessary if you can use that account instead since this is your only edit here.--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:35, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

D_abhi → Abhinav[edit | edit source]

I'd like to change my username to "Abhinav", to complete the SUL Process. Confirmation link : diff. Thanks! - D abhi (talk) 07:13, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

YesY Done - Hoo man (talk) 20:38, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Ionic → cinoI[edit | edit source]

I'd like to change my username to "cinoI" because "Ionic" is already taken on quite some other Wikipedias. I cannot complete the SUL process with this user name. Thanks for your support. - Ionic (talk) 20:33, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

YesY Done - Hoo man (talk) 20:38, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

WolfRayet → CortoFrancese[edit | edit source]

I'm going to change my username in all the projects, because I want to have an username referred to my origins. Thanks for the support! --WolfRayet (talk) 22:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Done as a global rename. --MF-W 22:51, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Electric Wombat → Crow[edit | edit source]

Rename as part of SUL consolidation. Confirmation of ownership HERE - Electric Wombat (talk) 17:42, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Other requests and requests for comments[edit | edit source]

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments

Change Abuse filter block lengths to 3 months for IPs only[edit | edit source]

I tried enabling automatic blocking for Special:AbuseFilter/28 but I forgot that this wiki hasn't configured $wgAbuseFilterAnonBlockDuration to be a finite duration yet. I think this would require at least some form of consensus. I am proposing 3 months because that is what I usually use for blocks of those spambots.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:41, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

3 months is definitely better than infinite. There's quite a huge gap however from this and, say, the 24 hours of autoblock; you may want to consider if few weeks actually suffice, for such IPs (are they even static?). If you think 3 months is best, let's go for it for now. --Nemo 09:16, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Personally I think 1 month should be all that's necessary on automatic blocks. If an IP is seen to get automatically blocked more than once, a manual, longer block can be implemented. 3 months is just a bit long as far as automatic blocks go in my opinion. Whatever works best for everyone else is fine for me though. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 18:26, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Support either 3 months or 1 month (don't care which). I had this same idea myself before I even saw this here. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:50, 1 September 2014 (UTC)