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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)
I am a MediaWiki developer [ (korma proof)]
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 Phabricator project [[phab:tag/foo|#foo]]. - Example 1 Apr 2015, 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:Gqqnb[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I translate pages time to time when I don't see a Chinese version or want to improve current translation. I would like to do off-line translation and import the translation back. Importing requires Translation administrator right, if I remember correctly. Therefore I request Translation administrator.--Gqqnb (talk) 01:02, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

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)
@Nemo_bis: can you revisit this? @Eland Zhou: do you still need the permission?

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 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 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)

User:Florianschmidtwelzow[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I'm an active volunteer contributor (,n,z) and active on working on (mainly) document MediaWiki WMF deployment and very active on Project:Support desk. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 10:27, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

YesY Done --Krenair (talkcontribs) 19:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

User:Grind24[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am now requesting for Translation Administrator for this motive :

If i request the right here, it because i thinks the french translator admis is no more actif like this .I just started the french translator because it is important page and does not have french translation, I thinks i can help the local translator admis with my ability,(mark page for translation, export the translation offline,etc...). Thanks. --Grind24 (talk) 23:46, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

@Grind24: Pouvez-vous vous répéter en français? Je crois que je pourrais vous comprendre plus mieux. Can you please repeat yourself in French? I think I could understand you better.
En tout cas, avez-vous ce droit (transationadmin) sur un autre wiki? Je pense que vous n'avez pas assez d'expérience avec notre contenu ici (depuis juste septembre, essentiellement). In any case, do you have this right (translationadmin) on another wiki? I think you don't have enough experience with our content here (since only September, basically).--Jasper Deng (talk) 04:31, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
@Jasper Deng: En bref:je suis l'un des traducteurs les plus actif sur les projets de la wikimédia foundation en particulier MediaWiki et MetaWiki, j'ai beaucoup contribuer à la traduction de huggle et de sa documentation française tout en étant bêta tester.Je traduit souvent les pages écrites en anglais vers une version française pour les wikipédiens de langue française en me référant à ceci et cela.Grind24 (talk) 15:58, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
@Grind24: Mais j'en ai vu seulement depuis septembre. C'est trop tôt pour le droit ici, à mon avis.
Je ne sais pas exactement pourquoi vous voulez ce droit: vous n'avez pas besoin du droit pour juste traduire et je n'ai pas vu une autre raison dans votre raison originale (en anglais) ni dans votre rèponse ici.--Jasper Deng (talk) 06:36, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
@Jasper Deng: Im a translator admis in outreach wiki and i want to help local translator admis with my ability. Regards Grind24 (talk) 10:21, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
@Jasper Deng: can you revisit this, please? :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 06:22, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Being busy in real life, I'm deferring this to other bureaucrats.--Jasper Deng (talk) 21:19, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Translator in (joined recently). Requesting translation adminship to mark the pages in MW that need translation and also administer the translation requests relating to French Wikimedia .I am also planning to launch an expedition with the translators of french Wikipedia Community to deal with over 10.000 messages (as in translation message groups) in various wiki projects that are 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 all list of documents concerning the translation, translation extension and translation administratorship. I have used the extension before and I know how it functions.Im TA on MetaWiki and Outreach wiki.Regards--Grind24 (talk) 13:44, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Comment : @MZMcBride: Request is waiting here for 3 month, not standart seven. Can somebody do something? Grind24 (talk) 21:54, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Jmarchn[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Edit Interface.

I am a MediaWiki translator to Catalan language, my main page is in Wikipedia.

You should translate the interface on, not here. Jackmcbarn (talk) 00:33, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • N Not done Standalone editinterface is only available as a global right (at m:SRGP) and this is outside of the scope of editinterface anyways.--Jasper Deng (talk) 00:38, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

User:Eurodyne[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I am an active member of SWMT and often come across spam and vandalism. I have a handful of deleted edits and some reverts. I would like to use these tools to delete spam pages and block abusive vandals/spammers. I'm in no rush to get this and this isn't a big need for me. It's simply just that instead of tagging the pages myself, I would rather like to have permission to delete them. If the disruptive behavior continues to occur, I can simply block the user for some time. I also have the sysop flag on the Simple English Wiktionary. I was formerly editing under the account Akifumii. Thanks! Eurodyne (talk) 02:13, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Oppose Very strongly oppose This comes less than a month after he requested property creator on Wikidata and attained adminship on the English Wiktionary, plus has very little counter-vandalism activity here and has shown no evidence of familiarity with this site's layout and content. This in addition to a long history of requesting numerous user rights in a timespan of less than a year.--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:20, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Withdrawn I'll maybe come back later. It's not needed at this time. Eurodyne (talk) 06:01, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

User:Elitre (WMF)[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am requesting to become a Translation Administrator for this motive : I need to edit software documentation quite often, and I always need to ping some colleague of mine to be able to move forward with my work. I'm already a TA at, but for some reason someone forgot to grant me this ability here :) Thanks! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 23:51, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Aren't these normally granted via LCA? --Krenair (talkcontribs) 00:06, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
I believe that's covered by my last words ^^^. Does it really make a difference? Thanks, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:28, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Let me get this right... I really need to ping LCA here? :/ --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't know. I've gone ahead and just YesY Done it, despite not usually touching anything labelled "translation". --Krenair (talkcontribs) 00:24, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 14:29, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

User:SamoaBot[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Bot.

Pywikibot-based global bot with local flag on (among others) Wikidata, Commons and Italian Wikipedia. Will be used in supervised mode for maintenance tasks such as cleaning Category:Extensions with unknown license, keeping hooks documentation up-to-date, etc. --Ricordisamoa 16:49, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Some test edits on my personal account: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13]. --Ricordisamoa 17:40, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

  • +1, I checked the diffs and they are ok, including the MIT/Expat license edit. I assume you are aware of the ambiguity; I've not checked if there is any X11 aka MIT/X license code. --Nemo 12:38, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
    • I will check the most ambiguous cases. --Ricordisamoa 13:18, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Done. --MZMcBride (talk) 17:37, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I've started updating Extension pages. --Ricordisamoa 01:30, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

User:M4tx[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am Google Code-in 2014 student. I need the translation administrator rights in order to do some i18n migration tasks (especially for Special:PageMigration). I had some (small) experience with translating in previous GCI, and this year I've already migrated a few pages. I actually need the rights for less than 10 pages (about 7, probably). M4tx (talk) 01:11, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

  • +1, latest translation tagging was mostly ok and I'm helping. Hopefully the special pages are good enough for him to end up migrating more translations. ;-) --Nemo 08:15, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

YesY Done Reedy (talk) 15:42, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Technical 13[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Admin.

From IRC:#mediawiki:

[14:28:28] <T13|mobile> bawolff: what do I have to do to get temporary admin bit on MediaWiki wiki to work on the couple hundred pages in Category:JavaScripts using deprecated elements
[14:29:17] <bawolff> Ask Fiona, he'll give it to you (permanently even)
[14:29:30] <T13|mobile> Fiona: ^
[14:29:58] <bawolff> T13|mobile: alternatively, is the official method, but the cabal of Fiona is easier ;)
[14:30:48] * bawolff not a crat, or I'd give you the rights myself

Thanks, — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 01:07, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose per comments at your global editinterface request on meta. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 02:24, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • N Not done per the opposition and Krenair and lack of support for over a month.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:06, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

User:Glaisher[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I'm not that active here now but still do cleanup from time to time and there are times when this is needed. (eg: when a first edit to a translatable page is vandalism, it's not possible to delete that page entirely without translationadmin.) I've experience with this at meta and is quite active in translation administration there [1] and help other users with translation stuff sometimes. I won't limit my edits in this area to just vandalism cleanup though. Thanks, --Glaisher (talk) 17:48, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

  • +1/speedy keep, notoriously experienced with Translate. --Nemo 17:52, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Hi. You're already a local administrator here. I don't understand why that's insufficient. I briefly looked at Special:ListGroupRights and I can't figure out why we have a separate user group. The administrator group should have the same rights as the translation administrator group. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:03, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
    • I don't see the translation administrators' rights in the admins' rights there.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:08, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
      • Right. We should fix that. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:11, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
    • I believe that's because one could mess up lots of pages with translation admin rights and most users don't know have much experience in this area. --Glaisher (talk) 18:12, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Self-granted. --Glaisher (talk) 16:25, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Nemo_bis[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Bureaucrat.

Mostly to give out translation admin flag, because

Fiona> Sorry, I'm not encouraging Translate stupidity.

I've been sysop here for a while and held N flags elsewhere, blabla. --Nemo 18:07, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Right. I'm in favor of reducing bureaucracy and I'm in favor of trusting local administrators (cf. Project:Requests/User rights/Glaisher 2). --MZMcBride (talk) 18:16, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Ok. Most new translation admins are not sysops anyway. --Nemo 01:48, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
      • phabricator:T87797 seems to make this user rights request moot. --MZMcBride (talk) 03:58, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
        • I doubt it. Many translation admins are not sysops. --Nemo 08:18, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support, "has a task number" is not the same as "resolved". –Be..anyone (talk) 19:52, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Aude (talk) 06:41, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Given that it's been nearly a month without objection, this is now done. --MZMcBride (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support, but already YesY Done by MZMcBride

User:*devunt[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am a already administartor on this wiki, and a active gerrit/phabricator user. And also native Korean speaker/Japanese intermediate level speacker. I want to mark some pages to help other Korean/Japanese contributers. Thank you. --devunt (talk) 16:57, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done Self-granted per gerrit:187183 --*devunt (talk) 16:42, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

User:-revi[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I have been active on finding spams / out-of-scope pages / nonsense and {{Speedy}}'ing. I believe I can benefit from the admin tools, by deleting and blocking spammers. — Revi 18:22, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Yup, I've been busy deleting all those out of scope pages, and I'm not even MW admins, so maybe giving -revi the bits is alright.--Aldnonymous (talk) 18:36, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done Legoktm (talk) 09:57, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

User:John Vandenberg[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I am an active pywikibot developer with +2 (see korma), and frequently updating the MW API pages and am regularly assisting with migrating the pywikibot pages to the translation system. John Vandenberg (talk) 01:39, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Support Support Aude (talk) 06:41, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I didn't realize that there was a recently opened request for permissions here. This is now done: I went ahead and made you an admin and translation admin here as I believe this is entirely uncontroversial given your roles within Wikimedia. If anyone disagrees, please let me know and I'd be happy to discuss. --MZMcBride (talk) 00:51, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
-> YesY Done by MZMcBride

Requests for renames[edit | edit source]

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

Local renames by bureaucrats are no longer possible. Please place new requests at meta:Steward requests/Username changes.

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)

@Electric Wombat: Please forward your request to m:Steward requests/Username changes.--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:26, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

RunabRunab → Runab[edit | edit source]

I have the SUL for Runab (home plwiki) but still have conflicts on There's one problem. Here account Runab (not my) has a six edition (last: 13.01.2013 [2]). Is it change on create new account for Runab from, so I could end create my SUL account? - RunabRunab (talk) 17:00, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

@RunabRunab: Please forward your request to m:Steward requests/Username changes.--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:26, 14 November 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)
I've opened bugzilla:70828. Jackmcbarn (talk) 15:04, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
YesY Done by Reedy. Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:29, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
We now have an example of a block to a "normal" IP which almost 3 months later blocked a good faith user: Special:AbuseFilter/24. Perhaps we should reduce to 1 month, as most people above seemed to be content with? Or we need to make sure that blocking filters don't block home/consumer dynamic IPs. --Nemo 07:24, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Delete user request[edit | edit source]

User: T816424

Please delete user account T816424 as created in error.

Apologies for the trouble. Thanks

We cannot and will not delete user accounts, for technical reasons.--Jasper Deng (talk) 20:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, it theoretically could be done, right? Leucosticte (talk) 18:27, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Technically it would be possible, but there is no reason to do so. And sysadmin is a usergroup "to perform actions for technical reasons". And i see no technical reason to do anything here :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 07:54, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
N Not done see answer of Jasper Deng --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 06:21, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Import w:fr:Aide:Pywikipedia/[edit | edit source]

This page is a (partially) translated version of Manual:Pywikibot/ Could you import it as Manual:Pywikibot/ We don't need it anymore on Wikipedia, but it could still be useful for other projects. Thanks, Orlodrim (talk) 01:19, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

@Brion VIBBER, Legoktm, MZMcBride, Nemo bis, Skizzerz: Could one of you do this? Manual:Pywikibot/ doesn't use the Translate extension so this shouldn't really be a problem, afaics. Thanks, --Glaisher (talk) 07:54, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Orlodrim. Here you go: Manual:Pywikibot/ I only sort of fucked it up, nothing a quick page move couldn't fix... I've done much worse with the import tool. :-) Let me know if you wanted templates. (Thanks for the ping, Glaisher!) --MZMcBride (talk) 23:43, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Perfect, thanks. No additional templates are needed. Orlodrim (talk) 00:02, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
YesY Done then, thanks for response :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 08:22, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Remove/reduce protection in How to contribute/Translations‎[edit | edit source]

It isn't possible to update and create new translations to the page. Thanks, Eran (talk) 20:08, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Sorry, the protection reason seems to be still actual, maybe @Nemo_bis: can revisit this. (Protected "How to contribute/Translations": Excessive vandalism: High visibility page linked from the footer of all Wikimedia projects, (how to semiprotect recursively?), and a cascading protection is nly possible for full (only-admin) protection. The protection will expire 31 May 2015. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 07:27, 3 March 2015 (UTC)