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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: Catherine Laurence[edit]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am the translation administrator of wikidata, I want to enable this tool here so that I can translate better. Regards. Catherine Laurence (discussion) 15:24, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Weak support not many edits made here --DannyS712 (talk) 17:03, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
    @Catherine Laurence: can you please provide an example (here on mediawiki) of a page you prepared for translation? Just set it up, and I'll mark it. --DannyS712 (talk) 02:07, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
Sure - can you set up the rest? --DannyS712 (talk) 18:47, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

User: Alno[edit]

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hi there, I'm in the process of translating many things to French but sometimes I can't create some pages because of the AbuseFilter... I hope that this right could help me to get rid of this limitation, but of course if it is not the case, feel free to give me some feedback :). I'm sysop on Commons and am translating lots of things there and on Meta too. -- AlNo (talk) 14:03, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I can't seem to find any abuse filter log entries that indicate that a filter is troubling you, can you provide an example of a page that is causing you trouble? Typically, you shouldn't need to have translation administrator rights for just translating. Mainframe98 talk 16:05, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
@Mainframe98: the issue was the title blacklist, not an abuse filter --DannyS712 (talk) 16:28, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Warning Warning: Stop creating empty categories by translating category pages. --Shirayuki (talk) 12:08, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Oppose Oppose No clear use case (I've tweaked the title blacklist entry at hand, see - unneeded --DannyS712 (talk) 02:09, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Other requests and requests for comments[edit]

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments


Please keep an eye on Calvin. He's doing pretty much the same things here that got him blocked on Commons and enwiki. (Commons block just expired, but I imagine that won't last long..) Alexis Jazz (talk) 15:16, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

I deleted a few pages on impulse because they were added to Commons, but now I’m not so sure if there is consensus (by the Commons regulars) to have those files imported over there. Sorry, I wasn’t aware about this situation until an hour ago. Tropicalkitty (talk) 06:34, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tropicalkitty: Did the same; I have restored the 2 files I deleted, as well as File:Readmore- desktop- prototype.png, which was deleted by @Tulsi Bhagat. I left File:Logo The Technical Wishes Project (with background).svg deleted though; no objections if its restored, but I don't see anything worth keeping. Anyway, I suggest that, to be on the safe side, we just keep the files here. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:45, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
IMO, no issue here deleting the local files (screenshot of a web page of a Wikimedia Foundation project) which are already available on Commons and is acceptable. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:38, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]

I translated Help:RevisionDelete(Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/1/Zh,Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/Page Display Title/Zh), but there seems to be no Help:RevisionDelete /zh. --Catherine Laurence (discussion) 12:33, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

@Catherine Laurence: Bad links: Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/1/zh, Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/Page display title/zh, Help:RevisionDelete/zh. 94rain created the page with null edit this afternoon. —Eihel (talk) 17:26, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
@Catherine Laurence, Eihel: Known issue. See task T235027 and related ones. Extension:Translate got broken somehow. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:32, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
@Catherine Laurence: Extra information: procedure for the null edit. —Eihel (talk) 00:19, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


Xzvcxv-zxv45a seems to be here only for vandalism, judging by the edits the user made. Calvinkulit (talk) 09:03, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Blocked and deleted the pages they created. In the future, these reports should go on Project:Current issues. ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 09:23, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
@Dinoguy1000: For the technical staff of the site (admin, crats and TA), seeing the archives, it is apparently the right place to make this request. The other Project doesn't contain any such requests. Cordially. —Eihel (talk) 11:07, 7 November 2019 (UTC)