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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 Meta:Requests and proposals , Global sysops/Requests and Steward requests/Miscellaneous.

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.

Scope

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 the stewards 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.

Appointment

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.

Removal

Continued global sysop access depends on both activity and the continued support of the Wikimedia community.

Inactivity:

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.

Permissions

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).

User rights currently assigned to the global-sysop global group
Right Description Notes
1 autoconfirmed Not be affected by IP-based rate limits Normally part of the autoconfirmed user group or granted to all users
2 editsemiprotected Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users"
3 flow-edit-post Edit Structured Discussions posts by other users
4 flow-hide Hide Structured Discussions topics and posts
5 ipinfo Retrieve information about IP addresses attached to revisions or log entries
6 move Move pages
7 movestable Move pages with stable versions
8 reupload Overwrite existing files
9 reupload-own Overwrite existing files uploaded by oneself
10 skipcaptcha Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA
11 spamblacklistlog View the spam block list log
12 upload Upload files
13 abusefilter-log-detail View detailed abuse log entries Governed by local policies where they exist, otherwise part of the sysop user group
14 abusefilter-modify Create or modify abuse filters
15 abusefilter-modify-blocked-external-domains Create or modify what external domains are blocked from being linked
16 autopatrol Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled
17 autoreviewrestore Auto-review on rollback
18 editautopatrolprotected Edit pages protected as "Allow only autopatrollers"
19 ipblock-exempt Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks
20 move-categorypages Move category pages
21 move-rootuserpages Move root user pages
22 move-subpages Move pages with their subpages
23 movefile Move files
24 oathauth-enable Enable two-factor authentication
25 patrol Mark others' edits as patrolled
26 review Mark revisions as being "checked"
27 rollback Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page
28 templateeditor Edit protected templates
29 unreviewedpages View the list of unreviewed pages
30 apihighlimits Use higher limits in API queries Normally part of the sysop user group
31 block Block or unblock other users from editing
32 blockemail Block or unblock a user from sending email
33 browsearchive Search deleted pages
34 centralauth-createlocal Forcibly create a local account for a global account
35 delete Delete pages
36 deletedhistory View deleted history entries, without their associated text
37 deletedtext View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions
38 deletelogentry Delete and undelete specific log entries
39 deleterevision Delete and undelete specific revisions of pages
40 editcontentmodel Edit the content model of a page
41 editinterface Edit the user interface
42 editprotected Edit pages protected as "Allow only administrators"
43 editsitejson Edit sitewide JSON
44 edituserjson Edit other users' JSON files
45 flow-delete Delete Structured Discussions topics and posts
46 import Import pages from other wikis
47 ipinfo-view-full Access a full view of the IP information attached to revisions or log entries
48 markbotedits Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits
49 mergehistory Merge the history of pages
50 noratelimit Not be affected by rate limits
51 nuke Mass delete pages
52 override-antispoof Override the spoofing checks
53 protect Change protection settings and edit cascade-protected pages
54 reupload-shared Override files on the shared media repository locally
55 sfsblock-bypass Bypass IP restrictions issued by the StopForumSpam extension
56 stablesettings Configure how the stable version is selected and displayed
57 suppressredirect Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages
58 tboverride Override the disallowed titles or usernames list
59 titleblacklistlog View the disallowed titles list log
60 undelete Undelete a page
61 unwatchedpages View a list of unwatched pages
62 editsitecss Edit sitewide CSS Normally part of the Interface administrators user group
63 editsitejs Edit sitewide JavaScript
64 editusercss Edit other users' CSS files
65 edituserjs Edit other users' JavaScript files

Communication

Global sysops must have user pages on every wiki they use their global sysop access on, which provide contact information or link 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 user language declaration ("Babel").

For urgent help from a global sysop, join the IRC channel #wikimedia-gsconnect and type !gs in the channel to get the attention of global sysops.

If a user cannot resolve a dispute by talking to the global sysop, they can place a complaint on Talk:Global sysops, or contact any steward .

Global sysops may contact each other via the private mailing list.

Users with global sysop access

  • Last updated: 2024-07-14  [edit]
Name IRC nick Languages spoken Global sysop since
1234qwer1234qwer4 ru, de-4, en-3, la-1 2022-05-28
Ameisenigel Ameisenigel de, en-4, nds-2, fr-1, tlh-1 2024-02-18
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
AramilFeraxa AramilFeraxa pl, en-3, de-1 2024-05-29
Billinghurst sDrewth en, fr-1 2017-03-01
Biplab Anand Biplab ne, mai, hi-4, en-2, bh-2, awa-2, dty-2, sa-2 2016-10-06
CptViraj CptViraj gu, hi-4, en-3 2021-02-02
Daniuu Daniuu / Westvleteren nl, en-4, fr-2, de-2, la-2, vls-2, li-1 2021-11-27
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
Fehufanga Fehufanga id, en-4, ms-2, zh-2, la-1, su-0 2024-02-01
Iluvatar Iluvatar_ ru, en-1, be-1 2019-11-02
Infinite0694 Infinite0694 ja, en-3, de-3, fr-2, it-1 2016-01-21
LR0725 ko, en-3, ja-1 2023-11-22
MdsShakil MdsShakil bn, en-3, as-1 2023-07-28
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
Mtarch11 Mtarch11 it, lij-2, en-1, fr-1 2021-09-01
Praxidicae Praxidicae en 2018-11-11
Renvoy uk, ru-4, en-3, pl-3, lt-1 2023-07-21
Savh Savh es, nl, en-3, fr-2 2011-07-26
Syunsyunminmin SyunSyunMinMin ja, en-3 2023-06-28
TheresNoTime TheresNoTime en, de-3 2024-03-26
Turkmen Turkmen az, tr-4, en-2 2019-09-18
Uncitoyen Uncitoyen tr, en-2, fr-2 2021-01-29
WhitePhosphorus WhitePhosphorus / P4-mobile zh, en-3, ja-1, lzh-1, wuu-1, yue-1 2019-12-12
WikiBayer bar, de, en-1 2019-08-18

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