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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: 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)

User: Kaganer[edit]

Requested user-rights: Interface administrator.

For maintenance works related with supporting old and new JS/CSS code, and also for maintenance around system messages (e.g. local translations). I'm longtime admin in Meta-wiki and in --Kaganer (talk) 08:37, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Support. To maintain messages, you can still do this with admin-only rights. wargo (talk) 21:32, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I reviewed your MediaWiki namespace contributions and didn't see any edits to CSS/JS pages since ~2012. Are you sure you need the rights? You should be able to edit nearly all MediaWiki messages without them. Legoktm (talk) 19:57, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Is this about translations of gadgets which store the strings in the JavaScript? If so, that would be enough of a reason for me. Nemo 19:48, 3 March 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)