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Use this page for requests for:

  • 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 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; 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]

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


Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hi there, I'm an active member of the SWMT and have GR permission since June 2015, so I think that this tool would be very useful for me. Thanks, --Infinite0694 (talk) 05:02, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Support Support Jianhui67 (talk) 09:42, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Support Support No problem.--Grind24 (talk) 08:34, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Comment I hope that this request will be closed as successful for the following reason: "no big objections" --Infinite0694 (talk) 16:09, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

What's the statue on this Nemo bis? --Atcovi (talk) 14:33, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
@Infinite0694: You are now a global sysop, do you still need this?--Jasper Deng (talk) 02:07, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
@Jasper Deng: I apologize for the late reply... Yes, I reckon that sysop flag is useful for me to set abuse filter(GS hasn't have full access permission). --Infinite0694 (talk) 07:30, 26 April 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I'm an active vandalism patroller, and I think having extra rights will help me in working here at MediaWiki. I currently have sysop flags on en.wikiversity (curator, only a few admin rights), en.wikibooks, kk.wiktionary, and kk.wikibooks (and el.wikiversity tomorrow, possibly). --Atcovi (talk) 23:48, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Support Support sounds good.--Infinite0694 (talk) 16:52, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Can you try to be more active here first? I'm also not too comfortable with the idea that you're also currently seeking admin rights on another Wikimedia wiki. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 23:02, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
That's because I'm doing SWMT work, as I've seen a rise in nonsense pages/vandalism. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:58, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

I'd like to do a bit of "restating". I'm active patrolling here, I've seen out of scope pages that I wish I can delete myself. And I'd like to also block spambots/IP spam editors on the Spam Blacklist Log. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 22:42, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

I've increased in activity. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 02:21, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Is there any action that's going to be taken? @Krenair or Nemo bis. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 21:21, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Krenair already commented, so I'll let him judge whether his request was satisfied or not. Nemo 20:51, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Hello User:Krenair, is there any result? ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:22, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

@Nemo bis: should feel free to grant this if he wants. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 15:27, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

AKlapper (WMF)[edit]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I've been editing development related pages on (see the contribs) plus providing user support. I'm part of WMF's Developer Relations and one of the Phabricator admins. I'd love to be able to fix some bugs on pages I currently cannot edit (e.g. the "Edit count" redirect link on MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer, or MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body as brought up in Topic:Szddebkdal5k468i). Thanks for considering!

Yes, of course. Now done. Sorry for the delay. --MZMcBride (talk) 03:04, 29 March 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: Bureaucrat.

It has been discussed a few times but I keep being too lazy to actually file it, MZMcBride told me to do it today yet again so here it is. Peachey88 (talk) 09:14, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Without objection, now done. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:49, 7 April 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I would like to translate into French a lot of documentation page such as Wikidata query service/User Manual. In order to be able to translate the pages as soon as I include the translation markup, I request the riight to be translation admin. I already have this right on Wikidata and Meta. Pamputt (talk) 22:05, 25 April 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: Autochecked user.

I am novice at mediawiki. Maybe I can't competent for this position now, but I can be competent for this position in learning constantly.- 星耀晨曦 9 Apr 2016, 13:30(UTC)

N Not done The right is not granted without good reason.--Jasper Deng (talk) 02:08, 20 April 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: Bot.

Hey there - I'm requesting a bot called MediaWikiMonitor. It basically tells people if they haven't signed their posts, made too many edits (see here for the definition of too many edits and how many minutes the edits have been made in) in a short time, tells people if they haven't categorized a page/file and it clears the sandbox. The original bot wasn't made by me and its source code is available at

I would be leaning towards not approving this bot to run on the wiki because; 1) A friendly, personal reminder is a lot better if the person continually forgets to sign their posts, Although usage towards Flow stops this needing to be done. 2) Editing "too much" isn't a problem, nor do we have a policy against it at this wiki. 3) We already have a bot clearing out Project:Sandbox. Peachey88 (talk) 06:46, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
I concur with Peachey88 for the edits per minutes and the signature points. --Dereckson (talk) 22:53, 29 June 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Following this suggestion, as I'm planning to work on translation to both French and Esperanto. --Psychoslave (talk) 12:30, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

This user does not understand <translate> mechanism :( --Shirayuki (talk) 21:58, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Shirayuki, could you elaborate? --Dereckson (talk) 22:48, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
You can start to work right now on translations Psychoslave, Translation administrator allows to mark for translation the edits you made on original English text, so they could be translated in another languages afterwards. --Dereckson (talk) 22:51, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your indication. Actually, I knew that. I guess that Amire80 suggested me to ask for translation admin rights because I asked for several "mark for translation" lately. Thus said the Lua Reference Guide should take me a moment. I may translate other shorter documents in parallel thus said. Shirayuki, if I made a mistake while adding a <translate> anchor, please point to this. I tried to follow this guide, but maybe I went to fast and skipped an important step? --Psychoslave (talk) 07:01, 30 June 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: translation administraton.

Hi I would like to request translations rights on

The reason is I am updating all templates that reference currently, and I have to keep asking someone with translations rights to approve it. But that makes it difficult in the update since I doint know how far along with the update I am at.

I confirm Paladox needs the translation administrator right. I handled twice a batch of requests for Paladox according my log (by the way, I've noticed the log doesn't contain the approval comment):
  • 22:21, 29 June 2016 Dereckson (talk | contribs | block) marked Template:WikimediaGitCheckout for translation
  • 22:20, 29 June 2016 Dereckson (talk | contribs | block) marked Template:WikimediaDownload for translation
  • 22:16, 29 June 2016 Dereckson (talk | contribs | block) marked Template:DownloadMediaWiki for translation
  • 21:34, 22 May 2016 Dereckson (talk | contribs | block) marked Template:WikimediaDownloadOld for translation
  • 21:23, 22 May 2016 Dereckson (talk | contribs | block) marked Template:WikimediaDownload for translation
  • 21:23, 22 May 2016 Dereckson (talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for Dereckson from administrator to administrator and translation administrator (To approve template changes)
--Dereckson (talk) 22:47, 29 June 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: Transwiki importer.

I am trusted on multiple WMF projects, and an OTRS member (I often refer people here from OTRS). I would like to help out moving articles from MetaWiki to MediaWiki. Thanks. Music1201 (talk) 00:40, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
I have a personally run MediaWiki site and am highly experienced with the MediaWiki Software (although that doesn't matter right now for transwiki)

Can you please provide some examples of pages that need transwiki-ing? Legoktm (talk) 18:15, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
@Legoktm: m:Category:MetaProject to transfer content to Music1201 (talk) 20:51, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
@Legoktm: I can start importing as soon as granted. Thanks. Music1201 (talk) 19:04, 19 July 2016 (UTC)


Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am a MediaWiki translator (into russian). I want to mark pages for translation and if it already have done translation into russian without the Translate extension migrate it. I have read Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_administration and Project:Language_policy, but I have one question (if you give me requested permission): if page have translations without the Translate extension, should I migrate all translations or can I migrate only russian translation?FeelUs (talk) 18:42, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Some talk with User:Shirayuki


Requested user-rights: Autochecked user.

Hello. I've did multiple translations in this project. I've did +2100 edits in MediaWiki. I would like to continue to help in this project. Also, I'm an Autochecked on Meta. I hope your answer. Thanks for the consideration.

Sincerely: --Ks-M9 | サンティ 20:24, 24 July 2016 (UTC).

Requests for renames[edit]

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

Other requests and requests for comments[edit]

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments

Broken Abuse Filter[edit]

Hi guys,

can you please have a look at the AbuseFilter and fix the wrong blocks, which it is making? E.g. see the block of my IP 88.130... from today (December 2nd), 13:30 o'clock.

I was answering a support request on the Support Desk and in the answer I wanted to include a link to an older Support Topic. The topic name is one of these random numbers. As soon as I try to point to a topic, it incorrectly blocks me, telling me, I would be a spam bot doing a mass attack.

It would be great, if this broken spam filter could be fixed, so that it at least properly allows links again.


Jörg -- 22:54, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Internal links inside also are not working correctly. This misconfiguration currently prevents me from helping users at the Support Desk. -- 15:45, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Hello! Thanks for mentioning the problem here, and sorry for any inconvenience :( I changed the filter to not block users anymore and the filter rules should be more specific when identifying the real spam and let you post links :) Please give me some feedback, if you still have problems :) Best! --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 16:45, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Hi Florian,
it is better now, but the problem is not yet solved.
Links to Flow topics and internal links with twice two square brackets seem to be working correctly now.
What is not working yet, are external links to E.g. a link to api.php or a link to the history function with an old revision or so. -- 19:00, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

A feedback, surprisingly "identified as SPAM", took me here[edit]

In response to a request for feedback, on the contents translation tool, in (the catalan Wikipedia) I just reported a problem (Subject "Tables translation"... or so) but, when sending it, I got a warning message saying that this had been identified as spam and suggesting that, if it wasn't, I should contact an administrator. The "user list" pages the message link took me to do recomend comming here for admin actions. My feedback provided links to original, translated and reconstructud pages, which would take me some effort to rebuild. Can someone do somethig for me: recover my contribution and take it to the proper destination? Thanks, --FranSisPac (talk) 17:24, 28 April 2016 (UTC) (also in ca:Usuari_Discussió:FranSisPac)

Remove Flow of my talk page[edit]

Hello, it is that Flow is active in my talk page (no it did) and I do not want that system, can help me to remove it. Thank you. --Alvaro Molina.png Alvaro Molina (Let's Talk) 21:42, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

@AlvaroMolina: You should be able to turn it off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures. Please let us know at Talk:Flow how you would improve the feature, or what you had problems with. Thanks! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 04:47, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): Hi, I want the same as Alvaro Molina; I've done as you said but my talk page is still a Flow page.--Syum90 (talk) 16:05, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@ Syum90: Fixed for you. As above, please give us any feedback at Talk:Flow that you can. Thanks. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:02, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): I deleted AlvaroMolina's talk page because it was still under Flow, and was showing under speedy deletion. It seems I also can't disable Flow by normal means for myself (the feature is added on all uncreated anon. talk pages, among other areas). Tropicalkitty (talk) 19:47, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@Tropicalkitty: Now fixed that, too. (Using special:ChangeContentModel, as opposed to special:EnableFlow (this auto-archives existing content), both of which are available to admins on this wiki). Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:47, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): Thanks for letting me know about that. Tropicalkitty (talk) 17:55, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

@Quiddity (WMF): Thank you very much :-) I will provide my reasons at Talk:Flow as you asked.--Syum90 (talk) 06:42, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the help, my talk page returned to normal. Regards. --Alvaro Molina.png Alvaro Molina (Let's Talk) 18:27, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
I did it for you. --wargo (talk) 15:08, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
@Wargo: Thank you very much. Cheers, Mlpearc (open channel) 15:11, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Delete Talk:Technical Collaboration Guideline/Vision[edit]

Please delete Talk:Technical Collaboration Guideline/Vision to make space for move from the actual talk page, which was moved and made orphan without reason (the new talk page is empty). Users expect to be able to find and follow comments to a page but outside the page itself in the standard ways (clicking the "Talk" tab, watchlisting the subject page) but the moving user declined to consider solutions for that problem. Nemo 08:30, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

I actually proposed a solution allowing to keep the default discussion pages based on Flow and the extra wikitext-based discussion pages created manually by a user, having both of them linked to each other and to their content page. I explained my reasoning to Nemo.--Qgil-WMF (talk) 08:51, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
N Not done; I don't see a reason to fork the conversation away from the standard place. Also, please don't edit war, let alone to subvert this wiki's decision to use Flow by default on talk pages. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 14:55, 31 May 2016 (UTC)