|For legal and security reasons, the Wikimedia Foundation has decided to require two-factor authentication for this role.|
|←Policies and guidelines||Global sysop policy & information|
|Meta:Requests and proposals and Steward requests/Miscellaneous.This page outlines the standards and guidelines related to the use of the user rights assigned to the global sysop user group. If you need help from a sysop or a steward on your project, please see|
Global sysops are highly trusted users with a strong track record of cross-wiki contributions that have sysop and interface administrator privileges on most public wikis, for the purposes of antivandalism and routine maintenance. They are not users with sysop tools on all wikis and they have no extra editorial control over content or the local community.
By default, global sysops may use this global user group's permissions on wikis that meet one or both of the following criteria:
- fewer than ten administrators exist; or
- fewer than three administrators have made a logged action within the past two months.
Projects may opt-in or opt-out at their own discretion if they obtain local consensus. Simply inform any steward of the community's decision. A wiki set is used to specify a list of wikis where global sysops do not have access (list).
Most global sysops also have global rollback. Unlike the global sysop rights, global rollback is truly global.
Requests for global sysop rights should be placed on Steward requests/Global permissions. The request will be approved by a steward if there is a consensus for the user to become a global sysop after a period of discussion of no less than two weeks. The discussion is not a vote; comments must present specific points in favor of or against the user's approval.
Continued global sysop access depends on both activity and the continued support of the Wikimedia community.
- Global sysops will automatically lose their access if in six months they've not used the respective rights outside of wikis on which they have local rights.
Vote of confidence:
- Any steward may remove a global sysop's rights at any time if they feel the tools have been misused, or if a request for comment has shown that a significant minority does not trust the global sysop. If this occurs and the global sysop wants the tools back, a vote of confidence shall occur, where the global sysop must retain the consensus of the community in order to return their access.
This is the list of permissions, with explanations, which global sysops have. The permissions are nearly identical to those of regular administrators; however, these permissions apply to any Wikimedia Foundation project that has not opted out of the global sysops' access list. They are not capable of changing any local userrights either (unless they also have appropriate local permissions).
|1||autoconfirmed||Not be affected by IP-based rate limits||Normally part of the autoconfirmed usergroup or granted to all users|
|2||spamblacklistlog||View the spam blacklist log|
|3||editsemiprotected||Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users"|
|5||movestable||Move pages with stable versions|
|7||reupload||Overwrite existing files|
|8||skipcaptcha||Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA|
|9||spamblacklistlog||View the spam blacklist log|
|10||flow-edit-post||Edit Structured Discussions posts by other users|
|11||flow-hide||Hide Structured Discussions topics and posts|
|12||abusefilter-log-detail||View detailed abuse log entries||Governed by local policies where they exist, otherwise part of the sysop usergroup|
|13||abusefilter-modify||Create or modify abuse filters|
|14||templateeditor||Edit protected templates|
|15||rollback||Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page|
|16||autoreviewrestore||Auto-review on rollback|
|18||move-categorypages||Move category pages|
|19||move-rootuserpages||Move root user pages|
|20||move-subpages||Move pages with their subpages|
|21||autopatrol||Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled|
|22||patrol||Mark others' edits as patrolled|
|23||ipblock-exempt||Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks|
|24||oathauth-enable||Enable two-factor authentication|
|25||blockemail||Block a user from sending email||Normally part of the sysop usergroup|
|26||block||Block other users from editing|
|28||nuke||Mass delete pages|
|29||suppressredirect||Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages|
|30||browsearchive||Search deleted pages|
|31||undelete||Undelete a page|
|32||deletedhistory||View deleted history entries, without their associated text|
|33||deletedtext||View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions|
|34||deleterevision||Delete and undelete specific revisions of pages|
|35||deletelogentry||Delete and undelete specific log entries|
|36||protect||Change protection levels and edit cascade-protected pages|
|37||editprotected||Edit pages protected as "Allow only administrators"|
|38||editinterface||Edit the user interface|
|39||editsitejson||Edit sitewide JSON|
|40||edituserjson||Edit other users' JSON files|
|41||markbotedits||Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits|
|42||reupload-shared||Override files on the shared media repository locally|
|43||noratelimit||Not be affected by rate limits|
|44||import||Import pages from other wikis|
|45||mergehistory||Merge the history of pages|
|46||override-antispoof||Override the spoofing checks|
|47||tboverride||Override the title or username blacklist|
|48||titleblacklistlog||View title blacklist log|
|49||apihighlimits||Use higher limits in API queries|
|50||unwatchedpages||View a list of unwatched pages|
|51||flow-delete||Delete Structured Discussions topics and posts|
|52||editsitecss||Edit sitewide CSS||Normally part of the Interface administrators usergroup|
|54||editusercss||Edit other users' CSS files|
Global sysops must have user pages on every wiki they use their global sysop access on, which provides contact information or links to their primary user page (creation bot available currently). Generally a global user page on Meta will cover that requirement, and those users are asked to include a Babel declaration.
For urgent help from a global sysop, join the IRC channel #wikimedia-gs and type
!gs in the channel to get the attention of global sysops.
Global sysops may contact each other via the private mailing list.
Users with global sysop access
- Last updated: 2021-01-14 
|Name||IRC nick||Languages spoken||Global sysop since|
|Amire80||ru, he-5, en-4, ca-3, eo-2, es-2, it-2, fr-1, am-1, ar-1, la-1, lt-1||2017-02-02|
|Atcovi||Atcovi / thestupidking / TSK/tsk||en, de-2||2019-01-30|
|Biplab Anand||Biplab||ne, mai, hi-4, en-2, bh-2, awa-2, dty-2, sa-2||2016-10-06|
|DannyS712||DannyS712||en, he-2, es-2, zh-2||2020-09-01|
|DARIO SEVERI||it, pt-4, en-4, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, th-1||2017-07-25|
|Esteban16||Esteban16||es, en-2, pt-1, it-1||2018-12-19|
|Hasley||Vercelas / Hasley / sweetpapayacandy||es, en-2, it-1, pt-1, fr-1, ca-1, gl-1||2020-05-12|
|Holder||Holder||gsw, de, en-3, pfl-3||2015-10-29|
|Iluvatar||Iluvatar_||ru, en-1, be-1||2019-11-02|
|Infinite0694||Infinite0694||ja, en-3, de-3,fr-2, it-1||2016-01-21|
|MF-Warburg||MF-W||de, en-3, fr-1, tet-1, la-1, es-1||2019-03-07|
|Minorax||Minorax||en, zh, nan-2, ko-1, ms-1, fr-1, yue-1||2020-12-09|
|PiRSquared17||en, fr-2, la-1, it-1, lt-1||2012-12-12|
|Samuele2002||it, lij-2, en-2, fr-1, la-1, ia-1||2020-06-30|
|Stanglavine||stanglavine||pt, en-2, es-2, it-1||2019-09-09|
|~riley||theNorth / ~riley||en, es-1, fr-1||2020-01-23|
|Turkmen||Turkmen||az, tr-4, en-2||2019-09-18|
|Vermont||Vermont||en, es-2, ru-2||2019-03-26|
|WhitePhosphorus||WhitePhosphorus / P4-mobile||zh, en-3, lzh-1, wuu-1, yue-1||2019-12-12|
|Wiki13||Wiki13||nl, en-4, fr-1, de-1||2014-04-06|
|WikiBayer||WB-IRC||bar, de, en-1||2019-08-18|