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Use this page for requests for:

  • Renaming
  • 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 | edit source]

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

Aursani[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I am consistently working on MediaWiki for English to Sindhi translation since past several years. I would request for sysop status.

Aursani (talk) 20:39, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your translations! Are you sure you want administrator flag and not translation administrator flag instead? Have you read Help:Extension:Translate plus subpages and did you try marking some page for translation yet? Nemo 20:01, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Tropicalkitty[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Along with few other users, helps with speedy deletions but has no deletion button. With the recent flow of mass spam attacks which disrupt our watchlists, every help is appreciated. Tropicalkitty is a rather recent Wikimedia editor but certainly more experienced than most admins here, worth considering. Nemo 21:37, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Nemo for the compliment. It's been a pleasure helping out in those areas. Tropicalkitty (talk) 21:05, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done, no big objections. Nemo 07:39, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Comment: This was improperly closed. Despite no concerns above from the first two users, this should (at that moment) have been not done.
I've been feeling uncomfortable the last few days of how this closed. I was not, at the start of the request (made by a bureaucrat) motivated of explaining why I wanted to request the sysop right. I understand that the nominator wanted more help, but there already is help by global sysops and stewards). I know that not all of those individuals are here at every single second, but they are still here quick enough to eliminate such unwanted pages (mentioned by the nominator). I know those with global sysop have to be a local sysop on a Wikimedia project already, as per policy, but I don't think this is one of them (since MediaWiki is included in the GS set at the moment).
I was nervous to nominate myself because of global sysops helping out and also because of what is mentioned on the Project:Requests page. It has come to my attention that my help is needed (I don't reject requests from long time knowledgeable users or those by bureaucracts), but they should have notified me on my talk page first and waited for my answer. I would like to continue to help out in some way or every way possible because I really care about MediaWiki and all the other Wikimedia projects... I don't want anything terrible to happen to them. Tropicalkitty (talk) 18:49, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Until there is at least more of a clear consensus, I will provide no further administrative actions. This is very embarrassing that such an improper closure happened, but I am going to wait for further review, in terms of trust and the logged actions that I have done up to this point. Tropicalkitty (talk) 19:12, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
This is not an improper closure, I have no idea what you're going on about. has a very small dedicated community and as such few people vote on the requests. If you don't want to be an administrator here then you can request that it be removed. If you do want to help out, you have the bit and are most welcome to use it. Regards, Ajraddatz (Talk) 21:19, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: - I understand. I am happy to volunteer in this position and will resume administrative actions, according to the local policy. Thank you for letting me know. Tropicalkitty (talk) 23:34, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
What Ajr said. Legoktm (talk) 03:09, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Grind24[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Along with few other users, helps with speedy deletions but has no deletion button. With the recent flow of mass spam attacks which disrupt our watchlists, every help is appreciated. Grind24 is a rather cross-wiki user and an administrator on some other wikis as well, where I don't see drama or complaints. Nemo 21:39, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose Oppose I appreciate his help, especially given the severity of the recent attack, but based on his record of hat collection and immaturity, I have to oppose.--Jasper Deng (talk) 21:42, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
    • As a bureaucrat concerned with hat collection on one of the wikis you're presumably referring to, I think the best way to combat hat collection is to give more flags where they're needed and less where they're just easy. Nemo 22:12, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
      • I don't want to encourage the practice though. To be clear, I'm referring to Meta, the French Wikipedia, Wikidata, and a few other wikis when I mention his hat collection.--Jasper Deng (talk) 22:26, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
        • Hat collection gets worse if we encourage a cursus honorum perception. The wikis you mention don't have a special need of active sysops as does now (my watchlist is a minefield currently) and they also don't care about what flags people have here. Nemo 22:31, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
          • Adminship is not candy to give out. Even if we don't treat it as "cursus honorum", I have the feeling that this user will do so anyways. The solution to hat collection is to simply refuse hat collecting rights requests like this one. When a hat collector realizes how futile it is, they will get bored and stop. If we hand out adminship like candy, it would create the perception that hat collection is a legitimate and easy-to-do practice. I don't want that.--Jasper Deng (talk) 00:50, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Per nom. eurodyne (talk) 21:50, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done, no big objections. Nemo 07:39, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Eurodyne[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Along with few other users, helps with speedy deletions but has no deletion button. With the recent flow of mass spam attacks which disrupt our watchlists, every help is appreciated. (Both facts are a relevant development since the previous nomination.) Eurodyne helps rather extensively on several wikis, also as part of the SWMT. He had only some trivial content-related disputes on the main wikis he's active on. The past was IMHO just consequence of undue focus on some content dispute + juvenile rush, both superseded here and now. Nemo 22:02, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Nemo very much for the nom. I usually idle in #cvn-sw and watch for pages that need to be tagged for deletion. If I get the sysop flag, I'd also like to help monitor and delete Flow vandalism on this wiki. It's hard to help without the flag, given the different deletion interface and the difficulty of using templates on Flow posts. eurodyne (talk) 22:08, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Strong oppose Still a hat collector and perhaps most importantly, I heard that Eurodyne is still PM'ing random users on freenode about how to obtain more rights, clearly demonstrating continued immaturity.--Jasper Deng (talk) 22:23, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
    • Or clearly demonstrating he's not in an office or conference to ask flags in person as many others on this wiki. ;) Nemo 22:28, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
      • The practice of which is now specifically prohibited for non-staff members on this wiki.--Jasper Deng (talk) 00:46, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done, no big objections. Nemo 07:39, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

User:TheDJ[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I am a MediaWiki developer gerrit. And I want to be able to edit protected templates. —TheDJ (Not WMF) (talkcontribs) 13:08, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done Nemo 14:15, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Infinite0694[edit | edit source]

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)

Requests for renames[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments

Remove adminship from old WMF staff accounts[edit | edit source]

Purpose removing adminship from:

These users are no longer working for WMF and thus their office accounts are locked. So no reason for keeping their adminship. They can still use their adminship of their personal accounts e.g. Jorm (talk · contribs).--GZWDer (talk) 11:13, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi. It looks like Jalexander-WMF took care of this. --MZMcBride (talk) 13:05, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
YesY Done by @Jalexander-WMF:

There are a couple more which are marked as WMF accounts on the respective user page, have not edited for over two years and were flagged without discussion due to staff status. Would be useful to unflag.

Nemo 23:03, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Request to publish a question on the support forum[edit | edit source]

MoniSD (talk · contribs)

Could you please move this to the support forum. It gets marked as spam: Subject:DB Error when searching (v.1.24.3)

YesY Done See my answer here: Topic:Ss2uzf6aaghek1is --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 06:40, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
MoniSD (talk · contribs) I was able to post the question. Thank you so much!

Delete Download/tl[edit | edit source]

Not translated.--Syum90 (talk) 08:21, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done--Syum90 (talk) 10:10, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Delete How to become a MediaWiki hacker/pt[edit | edit source]

Not translated.--Syum90 (talk) 09:30, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done--Syum90 (talk) 10:10, 5 November 2015 (UTC)