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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 or bot 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://korma.wmflabs.org/browser/people.html?id=4 (korma proof)] http://korma.wmflabs.org/browser/who_contributes_code.html
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

Aldnonymous[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hi there, I am requesting Administrator rights for my account because I can't delete specific vandalized translation page with just Global Sysops rights. Currently I am serving as one of Meta Administrator, Indonesian Wikipedia Administrator and Global Sysop. Thank you for reading this request.--AldNonBicara? 20:59, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Support Support Highly trusted user :) Grind24 (talk) 21:35, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Well even local sysops can't delete specific vandalised translation pages..its a flaw in the extension, not your ability to delete them..--Stemoc (talk) 22:10, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
    Actually it can, first add yourself to Translation Administrator group temporarily then delete it, after that you remove the translation admin bits from yourself, I've been doing this on Meta.--AldNonBicara? 02:30, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    Admins on mediawiki can't add themselves to translation admin list ;) ..--Stemoc (talk) 02:41, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Stemoc: They can do it now, see task T87797 and Special:ListGroupRights. --Matiia (talk) 03:03, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    ahh, it was "self-only" ..never really test URM on myself :) ...--Stemoc (talk) 03:37, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    I still don't understand. You request admin rights in order to be able to self-grant translation admin rights? Vogone talk 09:33, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    If this is the only intention, maybe "just" translation admin right is the better choice (shouldn't global sysop has the same rights as local sysop, except the ability to self-grant user-rights?)? --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 10:04, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    Eh, is it okay just to get Translation adminship? With my GS bits work in tandem with TL admin locally it should works (probably...) since I am not sure hence I ask for Adminship, the part where a user can command fuzzybot to delete can only done by Translation admins.--AldNonBicara? 10:08, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi. Is this still an open request? --MZMcBride (talk) 13:08, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

User:Wikini[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am improving the documentation of some magic words and I want to translate them in French. For this purpose, I need the "Translation administrator" flag to avoid annoying someone regularly to mark the pages as translatable.

As a reference, I can say that I do many improvements on the French wiki.

Best, Wikini (talk) 08:50, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Piramidion[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hi! I'm requesting the translation administrator rights to make small changes in the text (like correcting some mistakes and adding missing <translate> tags) and mark them for translation (currently it takes too long till anyone comes and marks a page for translation). I'm a translator on translatewiki.net, on meta-wiki and here, and being a translation admin would help me a lot (I would be able to improve the source pages so that they could be fully translated into other languages). I've read the documentation on meta-wiki and translated some of it, so generally I know how all these things work (e.g., there are smileys like this --> :) which need another bracket in the Translate extension, so they need to be put into the "tvar" tag)--Piramidion (talk) 11:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

On Meta-wiki? The documentation is on this wiki. --Base (talk) 14:24, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
m:Meta:Translation_administrators, m:Meta:Translate extension. The work in Translate extention here and there doesn't really differ. At least, the essentials are the same.--Piramidion (talk) 14:56, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Please read Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example, Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration - these (and other pages you will see in navbox) are actually the main docs to the extension. Especially the latter page as it says how the tagging of certain elements should be done. Like in the edit you mentioned on Meta's nomination you tagged section names a wrong way. Once you read these docs you are less likely to repeat such mistakes ^_^ --Base (talk) 20:19, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Like I said in my Meta's nomination, the mistake I've made was caused by actual translation admins' mistakes, which I simply reproduced (because I thought it should be done that way). See also VisualEditor/Portal/Keyboard shortcuts - the sections are uneditable as well. This mistake is quite common, I guess... And thanks for the links, I'll read them ASAP)--Piramidion (talk) 21:14, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

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

Requested user-rights: importer.

Hello again, I am WMF's Tech Writer. I want to import the 15 or so fine pages that U.Bakhtina has written at software-architecture.org. On www.mediawiki.org, importing a .xml produced by Special:Export is only enabled for members of Project:Importers. I promise to be careful about overwrites, namespaces, templates, etc., which means doing it in stages instead of pestering an existing Importer member to do a single XML import. -- SPage (WMF) (talk) 19:31, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Moved this to a separate page and YesYDone. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 19:38, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

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 mediawiki.org. There's one problem. Here account Runab (not my) has a six edition (last: 13.01.2013 [1]). Is it change on create new account for Runab from mediawiki.org, 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)
YesYDone 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/interwiki.py[edit | edit source]

This page is a (partially) translated version of Manual:Pywikibot/interwiki.py. Could you import it as Manual:Pywikibot/interwiki.py/fr? 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/interwiki.py 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/interwiki.py/fr. 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)
YesYDone 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, https://www.mediawiki.org/?diff=next&oldid=1018668 (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)
  • We could try removing the protection. Shirayuki, is it still necessary? --Nemo 09:46, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Request block of User:Eye Compagny[edit | edit source]

Please block Special:Contributions/Eye Compagny for vandalism (see contributions) and unwanted username. It is a misspelling of a Dutch company called Eye Company. After being blocked on the Dutch Wikipedia for unwanted username, the user started vandalising here. After a short while the user stopped. However I don't think the user is planning on doing anything helpful for this project. Mbch331 (talk) 14:13, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

N Not done -> "User account "Eye Compagny" is not registered." Can you check the username please? :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 14:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, made a small typo. It's Eye compagny (with a small c instead of capital C). Mbch331 (talk) 15:06, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
YesYDone -> https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=block&user=&page=User:Eye+compagny --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 15:15, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Special:Log/liquidthreads[edit | edit source]

Please remember to watch this log: LQT vandalism is not visible in contributions and has no rollback/undo button. When you see LQT vandalism by a user or IP, remember to check both their contributions and logs. Should we ad monitoring of this log to some IRC channel? --Nemo 11:03, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Remove adminship from old WMF staff accounts[edit | edit source]

Purpose removing adminship from:

These users are no longer working for WMF and thus their office accounts are locked. So no reason for keeping their adminship. They can still use their adminship of their personal accounts e.g. Jorm (talk · contribs).--GZWDer (talk) 11:13, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi. It looks like Jalexander-WMF took care of this. --MZMcBride (talk) 13:05, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Delete "coder" and "svnadmins" group[edit | edit source]

As Extension:CodeReview was migrated, coders and SVN admins have no rights related to CodeReview, though coders still have autopatrol right. Purpose to move all coders to "autoreview" user group, and then delete these two groups from MediaWiki.org.--GZWDer (talk) 11:19, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi GZWDer. I think the "coder" user group is now gone from this wiki. "SVN admins" still exists. Please file a task in Phabricator to remove that user group. --MZMcBride (talk) 13:07, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Import a few b:en:User:Ivan Shmakov, b:ru:User:Ivan Shmakov subpages[edit | edit source]

Unless I be mistaken, the documentation for MediaWiki-related software is well within the scope of this wiki. Among such packages I was loosely working on last year (and hopefully will get back to somewhat later) are:

  • MediaWiki-API2 – a fork of the MediaWiki-API MediaWiki API interface for Perl;
  • a few command-line tools (including mwlist and mwpatch) employing this interface.

I have a couple of reasons to prefer this wiki rather than Wikibooks for working on the documentation for these packages. (One of the reasons being, obviously, Extension:Translate.) If it indeed fits the scope of the project, could someone please import the respective subpages (see below) from English Wikibooks into my “user space” here? (I will then request removal of these pages from the former location.)

One another package of such a kind is MW – a modular MediaWiki interface for GNU Emacs, whose documentation in Russian is now available from b:ru:Участник:Ivan Shmakov/MediaWiki как система управления редакциями. Curiously, does it make sense to move it here as well, or will it be, in essence, necessary to start this page anew in order to utilize Extension:Translate?

Anything else I should consider?

Thanks in advance.

Ivan Shmakov (dc) 17:50, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Editing my user page has been identified as spam[edit | edit source]

Can an admin take a look at it? Thanks! --Axil42 (talk) 08:53, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Was it identified automatically or deleted by an admin? What is the exact error message you get? --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 09:18, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
The user page and the talk page have not been deleted.--Syum90 (talk) 09:30, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Resolved by billinghurst.--Syum90 (talk) 11:12, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Request for unblock: alextif[edit | edit source]

Hello. My account was blocked with my previous username : alextif. How can I have access to it, or was attached in it. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tifalex (talkcontribs)

There is no registered (and therefor, no blocked) user with the username alextifin this wiki. Please check the spelling. Btw. Registering a new account to bypass a block of a previous account isn't allowed and will result in a block of the new account. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 17:20, 11 August 2015 (UTC)