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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: Examknow[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I am a Mediawiki Developer and have developed two extensions (see contribs) and I understand that developing extensions is one of the qualifications for sysop. I have been active on for some time (specifically the help desk and anti vandalism) and I think that the ability to delete vandalism will help out a lot. Thanks everyone! Examknow (Lets Chat) 21:21, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose Oppose - Developing extensions does not require admin rights, and while additional help in spam/vandalism management is always helpful, I read your editing and other activities as primarily focused on developing a justification for your desired authority rather than activities you are doing as goals in themselves which are hindered by lack of admin rights. --Clump (talk) 20:16, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Clump: I was not saying that I required it for developing extensions and while my two other requests may make me seem power hungry I assure you that that is not the case. It is more I would just prefer to be able to block a persistent vandal without having to request it from an admin or be able to speedily delete a vandal page rather than tagging it and waiting for action. --Examknow (Lets Chat) 21:47, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose - I don't typically support for adminship users who are CU-blocked on the English Wikipedia. Vermont (talk) 02:09, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose I don't see the block as an issue, but you don't have much edits here (see contributions) and aren't even autopatrolled. I suggest you continue with your anti-vandalism work and then reapply. Leaderboard (talk) 09:47, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
  • N Not done. not only is the user blocked for sock-puppetry there but they are blocked from editing their talk page --Krenair (talkcontribs) 04:09, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

User: Tulsi Bhagat[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hi there, I am a SWMT member. I am actively countering vandalism across various Wikimedia projects, and wish to get admin access here. So that i can delete and/or block as needed. I don't want to put the other sysops to any inconvenience by asking them to respond my delete, block request time and again. It would be more effective if i can do it on my own. I am sysop on newiki and maiwiki. Thank you for reading my request. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 17:36, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

  • Support sure. Really good at noticing not a translation pages. Might be good giving him this to delete those nonsense translation.--AldNonBicara? 17:38, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support He has many deleted contributions, and will do good with the tools. Jianhui67 (talk) 17:49, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support No objection. Tomybrz Bip Bip 17:51, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Your activity is sporadic on MediaWiki. While you do have a reasonable amount of deleted contributions, I don't know whether we need another one just yet. But that's my only concern. I notice that your edit matrix is reasonably good, why aren't you a GR or GS? Leaderboard (talk) 18:13, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Active and trusted user. 1997kB (talk) 14:57, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes Done Krenair (talkcontribs) 04:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

User: Tomybrz[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hello, since i'm on mediawiki, i'm often dealing with vandalism/spam/OFP (out of project) and i imported some warning template from (with also custom border). I know i only have 180 edits (without delete edit and with some duplicate edit) but that will be simpler for me (and for the other admin, sometimes i ask clump to block some users). Regards Tomybrz Bip Bip 20:03, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Experienced and trusted, will do good with the tools. Jianhui67 (talk) 12:03, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Looks fine to me. Leaderboard (talk) 08:36, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support No issues. Vermont (talk) 23:48, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes Done Krenair (talkcontribs) 00:01, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

User: Ladsgroup[edit]

Requested user-rights: Interface admin.

I need this request to apply wikimedia design style guide to Ladsgroup (talk) 17:18, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Support I asked Ladsgroup to create this following up from an IRC conversation. An example given was the box on Template:Editnotices/Template:Main page. --Skizzerz 17:23, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Has the idea of applying that guide to been discussed locally? --Krenair (talkcontribs) 17:32, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Not that I'm aware of. --Skizzerz 18:14, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but the changes will be subtle and plus to make things more aligned with accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0) and UX design basic principles (This doesn't follow any design guidelines) Ladsgroup (talk) 19:24, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
For example The blue in Special:PermaLink/3162765 is the old blue that even enwiki ditched it in favor of the WikimediaUI blue (#36c) Ladsgroup (talk) 15:53, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done, very trusted user, etc. Legoktm (talk) 07:41, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

User: Want[edit]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I would kindly like to ask for Translation administrator rights because I actively do translate pages for MediaWiki and sometime I must correct original text. Now I must wait for somebody who would mark them for translation) and I can't finished page translate. --Want (talk) 15:01, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

  • Support yeah sure, good contributions. Tomybrz Bip Bip 18:37, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Looks fine to me as well. Leaderboard (talk) 14:44, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done by Reedy. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 17:26, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

User: Leaderboard (2)[edit]

Requested user-rights: Bureaucrat.

Hi. I've been a MediaWiki admin for quite some time now, and often see requests on this page for which I'd like to help, but cannot since I am not a bureaucrat - and this section is not frequently visited by bureaucrats, leading to requests (some of this being visible in this very page) taking quite a long time to approve/deny. Another motivation for gaining this right is that I occasionally need to import stuff from other wikis, and hence would then be able to add/remove the importer right wherever required.

Some things to keep in mind though:

Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 11:32, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Leaderboard has been very good at the sysop level and I think he is fit for bureaucrat Examknow (Lets Chat) 21:14, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose user page looks like it is about hat collecting, also I question the user's judgement on user rights requests - at Special:Diff/3219209 "I don't see the block as an issue" --Krenair (talkcontribs) 04:15, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose What Krenair says, but I won't say 'like', it's what it's, because this is bout the fourth time same issue is raised on multiple projects. This comment elucidates on that some months ago. There's also a big problem in not seeing a problem with a user proven to be using sockpuppet accounts and had to have their talk page access revoked due to continued disruption. Ammarpad (talk) 05:28, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose cross-wiki hat collector. Found this on accident when researching RfX on different projects and felt compelled enough to comment. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:25, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Other requests and requests for comments[edit]

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments

Proposal to remove long-term inactive administrators[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 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)