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Use this page for requests for :

  • autopatrollers, uploaders or IP block exemption (which can be assigned by administrators)
  • Promotion to sysop, translation admin, bureaucrat or anything not above (which can be assigned by bureaucrats)
  • Requests for comment and other miscellaneous requests

Any new flagging to +sysop should have an associated subpage here, except for well-established 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 merge 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. 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.

Requests for permissions[edit]

Archives: Autochecked userEditorAdministratorBureaucratOther user rights
Please fill out the form below to request rights, and then add the template here.

User: Hasley[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hello, I'm doing anti-vandalism activities in several Wikimedia wikis, especially here. I usually find fake translations and spammers/vandals, and I believe I could benefit from the sysop tools to do non-controversial maintenance tasks. Kind regards, —Hasley (talk) 22:04, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Support --Clump (talk) 22:16, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support active, can be trusted --94rain Talk 23:50, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support clear use case, can be trusted with a mop --DannyS712 (talk) 01:13, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

User: Noé[edit]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hello, I am willing to help to initiate the translation of documentation pages. I am already translation administrator in Meta (for Wiktionary User Group mainly) and in French Wiktionary (for our monthly news page). I am specifically interested to look first at Growth' projects, as a starter to have some of those tools in French Wiktionary. My main language is French but I can also help in English and Spanish. Noé (talk) 12:44, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Support I've already worked with Noé and we can rely on him. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 09:06, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

User: علاء[edit]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hello, I'l asking for translation administrator flag to help marking pages for translation, as I'm working now on translate several extension pages from English to Arabic. I'm already read the documentation. You can found brief information about my working on meta page. Thanks --Alaa :)..! 11:03, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Support I've already worked with Alaa and we can rely on him. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 09:06, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

User: Partynia[edit]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hi, I'd like to request translation admin rights to help with marking pages for translation. I am native German speaker, administrator on German Wikipedia. I already have more than 4000 edits in MediaWiki and more than 1000 edits in Wikidata, I translated Manuals, Help-sites, I´ve read the documentation, tested it and translated parts of it, etc. Best regards--Partynia (talk) 12:35, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Support clear use case, can be trusted --DannyS712 (talk) 13:06, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
Support --Turkmen talk 20:48, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Support sure, can be trusted and has relevant experience on wikidata --94rain Talk 10:50, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done --Skizzerz 04:32, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

User: Turkmen (2)[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hi, I'm fighting vandalism in Wikimedia projects. I need this right for revert vandal changes and block users who are dealing with vandalism and delete pages fast.--Turkmen (talk) 22:59, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose Oppose as explained in Project:Requests/User rights/Turkmen - of the 103 edits to this site, I count 74 done as part of being a global rollbacker, and 19 relating to Turkmen's requests for rights here on mediawiki. Their contributions do not appear to require +sysop, and I suggest that they get involved in translations, expanding documentation, etc. here on mediawiki if they would like to be more active. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:01, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Other requests and requests for comments[edit]

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments

Proposal to remove long-term inactive administrators[edit]

Edit

I was wondering if the views of the community would have changed since the last discussion took place on whether we should stablish a mechanism to remove long-term inactive administrators. The easiest solution for me would be to add this wiki to the list of projects where AAR is applied. I feel it is quite a conservative policy in which it requires 2 years of absolute inactivity plus one month warning to the community and the user before any kind of removal can take place. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:10, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

I see a decent amount of people in the statistics list that apparently haven't edited the wiki in a few years, but are still active on IRC/Gerrit/Phabricator. We shouldn't desysop those people. Legoktm (talk) 19:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. The good thing about m:AAR is that for every admin detected as inactive it requires both community and user notification. If the user replies that he wish to keep their rights, policy mandates that rights should be kept unless the community rules otherwise. That's why I think it's a kinda straightforward and conservative policy in that regard. Thanks for your input. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:11, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Or another option would be to remove if the account is completely globally inactive, similar to testwiki. --Rschen7754 06:49, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Mark for translation request[edit]

Affiliate-selected Board seats/Resolution 2019[edit]

I wish to support translating details related to the Affiliate-selected Board seats/Resolution 2019, as this is a great new passage we are taking, and my request may include:

Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 04:34, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Are you sure this is about mediawiki.org? wargo (talk) 21:39, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
@Omotecho:If you want to request for marking the page for translation, please request at meta:Translation_requests.--94rain Talk 15:44, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Oops, thank you for your reminder, and case clsoed for me. Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 15:59, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

I will update a link to this page in a note on Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_example/ja; it should link to meta:Translation_requests, my mistake writing _marking for translation_ is handled here on this talk, and try to solve confusion. Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 07:06, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Sitewide gadget edit request[edit]

Hi. For MediaWiki:Gadget-userfeedback.js, there are a few checks that determine if the form should be displayed. However, it is still shown on soft redirects (eg API:Assert). Can the conditions be changed from

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                              // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                            // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 // Page must be in supported namespace
) {
	return;
}

to

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0                      // Page must not be a soft redirect
) {
	return;
}

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 11:41, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done --wargo (talk) 21:08, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Sitewide gadget edit request #2[edit]

Also, for the same script (MediaWiki:Gadget-userfeedback.js), I just realized that for hard redirects, such as https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=API:Action_API&redirect=no, the form is still shown. Please change

var supportedNamespaces = [ 'API' ],
	validVotes = [ 'yes', 'no' ],
	articleId = mw.config.get( 'wgArticleId' ),
	namespace = mw.config.get( 'wgCanonicalNamespace' ),
	action = mw.config.get( 'wgAction' ),
	pageName = mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ),
	voteCookieName = 'vote_' + articleId;

to

var supportedNamespaces = [ 'API' ],
	validVotes = [ 'yes', 'no' ],
	articleId = mw.config.get( 'wgArticleId' ),
	namespace = mw.config.get( 'wgCanonicalNamespace' ),
	action = mw.config.get( 'wgAction' ),
	pageName = mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ),
	voteCookieName = 'vote_' + articleId,
	isRedirect = mw.config.get( 'wgIsRedirect' );

and

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0                      // Page must not be a soft redirect
) {
	return;
}

to

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0 ||                   // Page must not be a soft redirect
	isRedirect                                         // Page must not be a hard redirect
) {
	return;
}

so that the form isn't shown on hard redirects. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:12, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done --wargo (talk) 19:43, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Undeletion request[edit]

Please restore https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:V502yhwaccxa1e3k for phab:T230095. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:33, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

This was done, and subsequently deleted once the need was over. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:55, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Mark as translatable page[edit]

Hello. I'm looking for translations administrator to mark Extension:PortableInfobox as translatable.

Thank you, Rail01 (talk) 06:47, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done Mainframe98 talk 10:08, 9 September 2019 (UTC)