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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: Izno[edit]

Requested user-rights: Interface administrator.

Izno has volunteered to clean up our Common.css and migrate stuff to TemplateStyles. They're a int admin on en.wp already and generally helpful and trusted. Legoktm (talk) 06:27, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Support. Mainframe98 talk 06:35, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
SupportQuiddity (talk) 16:31, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
Support EpicPupper (talk) 20:45, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
Support 94rain Talk 15:20, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes Done @Izno: 2FA should already be enabled as an enwiki interface admin, but if not please remember to enable it. --DannyS712 (talk) 16:06, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
Not like I turned it off. 😁 Izno (talk) 16:17, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

User: Sannita (WMF)[edit]

Requested user-rights: Other.

Hello, I need newsletter-create, newsletter-delete, and newsletter-manage rights on Mediawiki.org to be granted to this account, since we're planning to set up a new newsletter for the Structured data across Wikimedia project, and we would like to use the Newsletter extension in order to avoid flooding user talks. Thank you. --Sannita (WMF) (talk) 10:56, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

User rights cannot be assigned on an individual basis. These particular rights are part of the Administrator group. Is that sufficient? Mainframe98 talk 11:03, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
@Sannita (WMF): in case you missed the question above - MediaWiki.org doesn't have "limited adminship" like some other wikis, but if the rights would only be used to manage newsletters I think adminship would be fine here --DannyS712 (talk) 22:07, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
@DannyS712: Thanks for the ping, of course I missed... If it's ok with you, I can ask for full adminship, with the promise I will use my rights only to manage newsletters, and not to carry any "normal" admin action (at least not without a volunteer scrutiny). --Sannita (WMF) (talk) 08:59, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes Done. @Sannita (WMF): feel free to use the admin permissions as appropriate, I think you're trusted enough. Legoktm (talk) 09:27, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

User: SHEIKH[edit]

Requested user-rights: ipblock-exempt.

I am often prevented from editing because of the use of open proxy, it would have been easier to work if Ihad the right to ipblock-exempt. Thanks — SHEIKH (Talk) 16:40, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@SHEIKH Are you regularly caught behind local blocks? Most open proxy blocks that affect MediaWiki are global which you should be able to bypass using your global IP block exemption. Majavah (talk!) 05:23, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
@Majavah: Yes, am I often caught behind local blocks, I get stuck even after I have global IP block exempt rights.— SHEIKH (Talk) 12:42, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
I was hoping to get a second opinion, but for now Yes Done for six months, please open a new request after that if still needed. Majavah (talk!) 11:28, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

User: Caehlla2357[edit]

Requested user-rights: Other.

Specifically, move and move-rootuserpages, and any others I may need to do the actions below.

I am the backup account for User:Caehlla, as that user forgot their password. I would like to be able to move that account to this one (as per Help:Logging in#What if I forget the password or username?). I may need administrator assistance, but these rights are for if I do this myself. Caehlla2357 (talk) 10:50, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

  • There's not actually anything to move here---your only edits are to this request, and the other account you mention has never made any edits here. --Clump (talk) 15:16, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
    • Oh, right. I was, however, requesting for global permissions. I have been most active on Wikipedia, and I never really found out about permission requests until I really got into MediaWiki due to the aforementioned circumstances of me forgetting my password. In case this request gets denied, I will just contact an admin instead. Caehlla2357 (talk) 16:15, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
      @Caehlla2357: It sounds like you want to rename accounts? You'll need to go to meta:SRUC for that. Leaderboard (talk) 16:11, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
      @Leaderboard: I actually found out about it today. Nonetheless, thank you. Moving on a bit, I don't know a more general discussion site (it turns out I have another account registered to my email address; I believe I created it in 2013.) Caehlla2357 (talk) 16:38, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

User: MyWikis-JeffreyWang[edit]

Requested user-rights: IP block exemption.

I would like to use the MyWikis VPN to edit while logged in, but my VPN's IP range is blocked by a global block made by a Wikimedia Steward, and I have to disconnect from the VPN in order to make edits. Is it possible to remove this block for my account? Thanks --MyWikis-JeffreyWang (talk) 21:03, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

I just realized the correct group I'd like to request, so I've slightly amended the request. I will need this permanently unless our VPN IP address one day magically disappears from the global blocklist. We do not own the IP address but we rent it from DigitalOcean, don't share it with anyone else, and don't plan to release it back to their public pool of IPs anytime soon. --MyWikis-JeffreyWang (talk) 21:07, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Yes Done Legoktm (talk) 06:09, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Other requests and requests for comments[edit]

Archives: Other requests and Requests for comments