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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)

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)

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)

IoannisKydonis[edit | edit source]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

IoannisKydonis is helping us with Project:Language_policy/Migration_list as part of GCI and is doing a lot of good work. The last page he prepared for translation only had minor issues, so I'm giving him translation admin rights to work more efficiently. I'll keep watching what he does. Nemo 15:32, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

User:Atcovi[edit | edit source]

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)

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

Broken Abuse Filter[edit | edit source]

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)