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This page hosts requests for global permissions. To make a request, read the relevant policy (global rollback, global sysop, global rename, …) and make a request below. Explain why membership is needed for that group, and detail prior experience or qualifications.

This is not a vote and any active Wikimedia editor may participate in the discussion.

Successful global rollback requests require no fewer than 5 days of discussion, while successful global renamer and global sysop discussions require no fewer than 2 weeks. For requests that are unlikely to pass under any circumstances, they may be closed by a steward without further discussion (after a reasonable amount of input).

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Requests for global rollback permissionsEdit

  Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the Global rollback policy.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have sufficient activity to meet the requirements to be allocated the global rollback flag
  2. You have a global account;
  3. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable.
=== Global rollback for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = global <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = Username
}}
::''Not ending before {{subst:#time:j F Y H:i|+5 days}} UTC''

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than 5 days (other than requests that are unlikely to pass under any circumstances, no other exceptions are allowed, no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Global rollback for DannyS712Edit

Hi all. I'd like to request global rollback to better help with combating vandalism and long term abuse across multiple projects. I

  • Am a sysop on mediawiki and english wikiversity
  • Hold rollback rights on multiple other projects where they are available to non-admins, and make use of the rights
  • Am a part of the small wiki monitoring team, and use SWViewer to help patrol, among other things
  • Have read and understand the policy governing global rollback
  • Know to be cautious when I don't know a language, and if in doubt leave edits for someone else to examine

Please let me know if you have any questions for me. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:50, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Not ending before 31 January 2020 06:50 UTC
  •   Support. Very active user and can be trusted with the tools.--BRP ever 07:05, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support obviously. Masum Reza📞 07:08, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Fair enough, all the best!--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:09, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I can get behind this. Valid use case. ~riley (talk) 07:33, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Absolutely! Trusted, globally active, fair use case and deserving to get this. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:54, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 08:00, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Definitely, trusted on many wikis, good crosswiki work, speedily growing/flowering edit count/rights/work...So they should have tools/rights to further their work. QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 09:21, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted user. -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 10:08, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportAjraddatz (talk) 15:02, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support One of the most helpful editors I've seen so far. Minorax (talk) 15:39, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support :). —Sgd. Hasley 15:42, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I’ve been critical of Danny in the past, but I’ve come to realize I was wrong in my previous assessment. Danny has put tools to good use on multiple projects, and I see no reason to think he’d misuse them anywhere. Giving him these would be useful for Wikimedia projects. I see no reason to oppose. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:54, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- CptViraj (📧) 16:21, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -J. Ansari Talk 18:50, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trustworthy, experienced in the area, and knows when to stop and ask for help. Also a valid use case. Vermont (talk) 19:19, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Looks fine from my eyes. Leaderboard (talk) 21:33, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 02:32, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- FitIndia Talk Commons 09:14, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - Danny makes good, and prolific, use of his tools. Cabayi (talk) 09:21, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Doing good work. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:32, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissionsEdit

  Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the Global sysops policy.
Stewards
When you give someone global sysop rights, please list them on Users with global sysop access and ask them to subscribe to the global sysops mailing list.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable. If you previously requested that right, please add a link to the previous discussion(s).
=== Global sysop for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = global <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = Username
}}
:''Not ending before {{subst:#time:j F Y H:i|+2 week}} UTC''

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than two weeks (no exceptions are allowed no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential. Please note: Since 2019 all global sysops are required to have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled.

Requests for global rename permissionsEdit

  Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the global rename policy and the global renamers policy page.
Stewards
When you give someone global rename rights, please add them to the list of global renamers and ask them to subscribe to the global renamers' mailing list.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
  3. You have considered the addition of a user language box to your user page
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable. If you previously requested that right, please add a link to the previous discussion(s).
=== Global rename for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = meta.wikimedia <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = Username
}}
:''Not ending before {{subst:#time:j F Y H:i|+2 week}} UTC''

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than two weeks (no exceptions are allowed no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Global rename for Ritchie333Edit

Not ending before 29 January 2020 18:14 UTC

I am a longstanding (if sometimes controversial) admin on the English Wikipedia, and sometimes deal with unblock requests for username changes. I have recently advised somebody to contact a global renamer as part of the procedure to unblock them, and having seen a protege of mine acquire global renamer rights here, it seems like a reasonable idea to request them myself. I have 2FA enabled. Ritchie333 (talk) 18:14, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

  •   Neutral Not convinced - are there a lack of global renamers on the English Wikipedia? Not sure from your request that we need another member. Leaderboard (talk) 21:57, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    Enwiki represents ~30% of the users, edits, etc from across the Wikimedia network. Their practice of a) having a relatively restrictive username policy and b) requiring users to change their name as a condition of unblocking means that there is always work for renamers there, particularly admins who are actively involved in answering unblock requests. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:25, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support trusted user, fair rationale. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:25, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Compelled by the username policy for enwp, which I am quite unhappy with (frankly their rationale is what almost every enwp sysop gave when they came here to ask for this right). Per my previous supports, one more enwp sysop given the right and uses them is one less work for renamers who homewiki isn't enwiki. This seems valid and fair. I will think we might as well bundle Global rename with enwp +sysop as there are almost certainly these arguments raised per Ajraddatz which justify and make there a consensus to grant the request despite arguments like Leaderboard ones which are valid. Hope Ritchie333 will take it slow and take advice from more experienced renamers when in doubt. Just a sidenote, I also don't know why a username NotButtigieg can be seen as famous / impersonation of Pete Buttigieg, it's not. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:04, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per Ajraddatz--MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:23, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Ritchie is a trusted user with justifiable use case for this permission. Although they likely won't use it often, I don't think we should pretend there is a limited number of global renamer spots; I am happy to support most experienced enwiki admins for this right in relation to their use as part of unblock requests due to the enwiki username policy. ~riley (talk) 17:25, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Sufficient trust, defined need, and little/no possibility of abuse. Vermont (talk) 17:29, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted enough, no reason not to. --Kostas20142 (talk) 17:38, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support obviously. Sysop on our largest project who is trusted by the community. He would be a welcome asset to the team. Additionally, Ritchie333's unmatched dedication to content work amongst the current admin corps on en.wiki means he will bring a much needed perspective to meta and mailing list discussions of someone who is actually on the ground doing the work that all of us--regardless of the language group-- are here to support. TonyBallioni (talk) 21:31, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support trusted wikimedian.--Turkmen talk 22:21, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support why not.. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:06, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted. FitIndia Talk Commons 03:36, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 10:30, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Neutral because of their conduct/behavioral issues. Continuous personal attacks, recent block logs, and an interaction ban on enwiki. Masum Reza📞 10:45, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Editor D.S (talk)  01:52, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 04:16, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Per TonyBallioni. --Wright Streetdeck 03:55, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per Tony. Minorax (talk) 04:41, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support sure why not, just make sure to be very-very careful with name in other language. If you can't speak the language please defer to renamer who have the experience (preferably can also speak the language).--AldnonymousBicara? 03:33, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Can be trusted --DannyS712 (talk) 05:47, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 11:56, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --BRP ever 07:01, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 07:26, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global rename for فيصلEdit

Not ending before 5 February 2020 11:05 UTC

Hello, I'm an editor and sysop in ar.wiki (my home wiki), I was a global rename in May 2018, but I was inactive for almost 2 months then I decided to remove my global rename, and I will be back when I will be active, and now I'm active (as I graduated from the university). Anyway, we are on ar.wiki suffer from user names that violates our local username policy, in this time we have only 3 GR, and one of them is not active, and I think we need more GR to deal with the renaming accounts. so having the ability to perform these renames would enhance my ability to preform this work and help in it. I read Global rename policy, and Global renamers (I will focus essentially on requests on Arabic Wikipedia) so since I'm available on a daily basis, and there doesn't seem to be a reason that would prevent me from participating daily for the time being. Thank you.--Faisal talk 11:05, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support Nothing more to say but competent candidate and with the necessary experience. And yes, the arwp username policy requires more renamers. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:31, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Sure why not.. Welcome back! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:51, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- FitIndia Talk Commons 10:29, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support While I have doubt caused by the old block for weird names in Ar.wiki, giving rename rights to ar.wiki editors should be also one of the way to solve this, just as advice be careful with name using language you are not familiar with.--AldnonymousBicara? 03:35, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Minorax (talk) 05:15, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support obviously. Always glad to support trusted users from ar.wiki getting global rights as we have a real need for Arabic speaking users, as it’s a major language group that is underserved by current rights holders. Thank you فيصل for volunteering again. TonyBallioni (talk) 05:53, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 11:57, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support of course--BRP ever 07:02, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 07:27, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support welcome back! – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:02, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Very welcome! We need you :D DutchTina (talk) 15:37, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Welcome back --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:51, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 02:32, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global rename for LevgEdit

Not ending before 10 February 2020 11:15 UTC

Hi, I am admin, bureaucrat and oversight on ru-wikipedia. Had global renamer flag until 2016 when it was revoked due to prolonged period of inactivity. Since I have returned to normal level of activity and my colleagues feel that another renamer will be useful, I am requesting this flag again. I intend to use it only for rename requests submitted on ru–wikipedia. Thanks. --Levg (talk) 11:15, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemptionEdit

  Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions. Please review Global IP block exemption.
Please note: Global IP block exemption does NOT make one immune to locally-created blocks of any sort, only global blocks.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting global IP block exemption, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To request global IP block exemption
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain why you need the access and why you're suitable. If needed, link to relevant discussions.
=== Global IP block exempt for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name =  Username
 |discussion=
}}
<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --~~~~

The request will be approved if there is demonstrated need for the permission, such as bypassing a global block from someone who is not the intended target.


Global IP block exempt for kiyoweapEdit

When I enabled the upgraded Norton's "VPN protection" utility, I was reassigned an IP in a blocked range (which I emailed to "stewards"). I prefer to be able to edit without disabling. I have made regular contributions on en and ja wikipedia, enough to persuade wiki that I deserve the JSTOR access pass. --Kiyoweap (talk) 11:06, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 10:52, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Peterwu2019Edit

I'm in Mainland China, where most Wikis are blocked. I'm using VPN to use them. But I want to take part in them and try to edit. But the full blockade of all Wikis really bothers me. My IP address is hidden through the VPN, so I can't provide it in the unblock request. Because of the IP range block, I can't even write any words in my talk page, I even can't show my unblock request there, thus I can never contribute, though I'm also a victim. I hope to unblock, though it's neither your error nor my fault. If you can consider unblocking, it can be really great. If the unblock can cause problems, I'll also respect your decisions , thanks, --Peterwu2019 (talk) 07:30, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Requests for 2 Factor Auth tester permissionsEdit

  Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting 2FA tester global permissions, make sure that:

  1. You are logged in on this wiki;
  2. You have read Help page about the two factor authentication;
To request additional global permissions
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and INDICATE you have read the Help page.
=== 2FA Tester for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name = Username
 |discussion=
}}
<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --~~~~

The request will be approved if there is no reason not to grant one. A steward will review the request.


2FA Tester for User:MBHEdit

I want to test 2FA, thanks, MBH (talk) 17:09, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Have you read Help:Two-factor authentication and do you understand it ? Linedwell [talk] 06:51, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissionsEdit

  Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting additional global permissions, make sure that:

  1. You are logged in on this wiki;
  2. No specific section on this page exists for the permission you want to request;
To request additional global permissions
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain what kind of access you need and why. If needed, link to relevant discussions. If you hold, or have previously held, the right and are asking for either a renewal or revival of that right, please add a link to the previous discussion.
=== <Add requested permission here> for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name = Username
 |discussion=
}}
<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --~~~~

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a short period of consideration. A steward will review the request.

See alsoEdit