Project:Requests

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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 userTranslation administratorAdministratorBureaucratOther user rights
Please fill out the form below to request rights, and then add the template here.

User: Minorax[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.
Hi, I'm a member of SWMT and I mainly do counter-vandalism and translations here. Even though I'm not that active on this wiki, I believe that the sysop tools can let me help out in blocking spammers and vandals and do some basic cleanup (where applicable). Thank you for your time. Minorax (talk) 08:34, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

User: Wugapodes[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I'm a developer of Extension:ChessBrowser with merge access to the gerrit repository. Sysop tools like suppress redirect would be generally useful, but the ability to edit json pages outside my userspace will be especially useful in documenting the extension behavior in a central location. Wugapodes (talk) 02:50, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Support --DannyS712 (talk) 03:52, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support developer, valid use case --94rain Talk 09:53, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • If you want to edit json, you may need "interface administrator" too. --wargo (talk) 22:19, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
    @Wargo: normal admins still have editsitejson --DannyS712 (talk) 23:58, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

User: Zaycodes[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hello, I'm an outreachy intern working on the project Documentation improvements to the ~20 top 100 most viewed MediaWiki Action API pages on-wiki. I need the user rights to enable me to test and properly document protected pages.

  • @Jeropbrenda: in your mentor capacity do you support this request? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 16:32, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Zaycodes: @DannyS712: I think it would be more appropriate to request on Test Wikipedia since that's the wiki we are using to test:) --Jeropbrenda (talk) 17:16, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
    Agreed. Test wiki seems to be the best fit for testing. You could also use the beta cluster for testing if you want. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 14:07, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
    He also talked about protected pages. Are there any to edit in your project? --wargo (talk) 22:18, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Other requests and requests for comments[edit]

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments