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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, Editor, Reviewer, 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:SG (WMF)[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I gave Shahyar Ghobadpour administrator rights because he needs them for his work on Flow.--Jorm (WMF) (talk) 22:21, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Please expand on "needs". Peachey88 (talk) 02:28, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
@Jorm (WMF): See above, apparently there's still an open question. Vogone talk 13:44, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
He's the front end developer for flow. As such, he has to build and test interfaces. Interfaces that change depending on if the user is an administrator or not. He is also an employee, and we tend to give sysop to foundation staff as a rule when requested. Is this satisfactory?--Jorm (WMF) (talk) 20:43, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

User:WikiBronze[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Translation student and experienced translator. Translator on TranslateWiki (joined recently), patroller on Turkish Wikipedia, translation administrator (granted recently) on Commons and Meta-Wiki. Requesting translation adminship to mark the pages on MediaWiki that need translation and also administer the translation requests relating to Wikimedia Turkey. I am also planning to launch an expedition with the translators of Turkish Wikipedia Community to deal with over 25.000 messages (as in translation message groups) on various wiki projects that is waiting either to be translated or updated, and one of these projects is MediaWiki. Therefore, being a translation administrator would make my life considerably easier. I have thoroughly read and understood[*] the following list of documents concerning the translation, translation extension and translation administratorship. I have used the extension before and I know how it functions. --WikiBronze [T] 14:10, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Read & Understood:

  • N Not done You don't appear to be familiar enough with the actual content of this wiki (such as how namespaces are setup). Please gain more experience here first.--Jasper Deng (talk) 08:49, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice. I will work on that. --WikiBronze [T] 17:58, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

User:MeikoBot[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Bot.

I'd like to have this account of mine (verify ownership) be made a bot so that it can perform basic cosmetic changes to pages, carefully of course, using pywikibot. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 01:15, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Edit: Maybe I could also have it periodically clean the sandbox? It seems like this isn't something that's done by a bot consistently, so I could have it done by a bot too. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 03:21, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support Don't see why not. --Goldenburg111 (talk) 01:16, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Can you please be more specific about what kinds of changes? Why do you need a bot for it?--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:17, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
    • It'd be using Pywikibot's cosmetic_changes.py script, where it would automatically go through pages and show me what it wants to change, and I'd manually say "yes" or "no" to it. What the script does is fix some basic syntax issues or common mistakes people make in wikisyntax, for example it'd change [[Example|examples]] to just [[example]]s. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 01:20, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
      • So if I understand correctly, then it's like en:WP:AWB, for which I don't think you'd need a bot account for.--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:21, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
        • Yes. The only reason I figured it'd be best to have as a bot would be to not flood the recent changes and/or peoples' watchlists. Since it is automated/semi-automated (depending on how it's run), it can make many edits in a short timeframe, which I'm sure you can imagine can get obnoxious it it weren't flagged as a bot edit. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 01:23, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm fine with this, giving it a few days for other people to voice their opinions otherwise I'll go ahead and +bot it. Even if manually driven, having the bot flag is nice to avoid the RC flood as well as since it has the potential to hit user talk pages. --Skizzerz 04:48, 8 April 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)

TheMightyHercules → CmdrDan[edit | edit source]

I want to change from TheMightyHercules to CmdrDan as it's easier to type and I think it's a better name. - TheMightyHercules (talk) 18:12, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

User:Macuser2User:Macuser[edit | edit source]

Getting my SUL sorted out across all projects. sv:User:Macuser, en:User:Macuser is my name in almost all projects. It seems Macuser in mediawiki had no editions or activity. Many thanks. Macuser2 (talk) 16:49, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments

Mark Extension:Education Program page for translation[edit | edit source]

I would like to begin translating Extension:Education Program to Spanish language, but I need a Translation Admin or someone with permission to mark it for translation. Thanks. --Zerabat (talk) 17:56, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

YesY Done Petrb (talk) 08:52, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Hey, man, that was not the very best of you. This page is rather useful for translation admins. -- Ата (talk) 23:02, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Please block users for identity theft (falsely impersonating others) and repeated vandalism[edit | edit source]

Hello - Can you please block the following users for repeated vandalism: Wiki Dick heads, Don't work for Skilled! , Abused by SKILLED. Please also block the following users: Pborobokas , A Pizzoni , Richard(E) Glover , Peter Eaves. These are false impersonations of staff members at SKILLED Group and the user is posting dafamatory comments. We know who is doing this and are following this up in Australia.- ltobrien

Hello. This does not appear to be happening on this wiki. Did you mean to post this on some other wiki? (in that case, we have no responsibility for it).--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:30, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit | edit source]

Hello, I don't know whether it is the good place to ask, but could you delete this page ? Is is a (blanked) copy of this message. I did a mistake when saving it twice. Thanks in advance, NemesisIII (talk) 19:36, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@NemesisIII: YesY Done. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 20:06, 4 March 2014 (UTC)