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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.

Global rollback and global interface editor requests require no fewer than 5 days of discussion while abuse filter maintainer requests require no fewer than 7 days. Global renamer and global sysop requests require no fewer than 2 weeks of discussion. 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.

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.


Global sysop for Lofty abyssEdit

It does seem to happen often where pages tagged are on wikis with no local sysops, in which case it seems it would be more sensible to delete them directly. I was one of the earliest gsysops a decade ago, so feel free to check my accuracy etc. from back then or my more recent tags. Thanks. --Lofty abyss 15:41, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Not ending before 29 October 2020 15:41 UTC
  •   Strong support Sysop on 6 wikis. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 16:34, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Neutral. Sysop on a number of wikis and a steward for nearly a decade. They have experience and can be trusted to not misuse the tools. The concern is - according to the logs - they seem to have a history of being rarely active with the tools outside of enwiki. And i don't see much improvement (e. g. they have sysop rights on Commons and they haven't made even a 100 edits there in 8 years). So I have my doubts about this and I'm not really excited to promote, but I am also not opposing. Meiræ 20:29, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong oppose per Meiræ and also everything that's been said at their recent CU run at enwiki, candidacy for stewardship earlier this year and their steward confirmation last year, and the combative behavior shown at those. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 21:04, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong oppose Permissions exist only for using and not for collecting. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 12:46, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Neutral It has done good work for Wikimedia in the past. Although I couldn't vote, I followed closely the steward confirmations in the past years. Therefore I'am worried. It joined us again. However, I am still concerned for global sysopship about cross-wiki activities. I'm sorry. Good luck. --Uncitoyentalk 12:58, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Meiræ and Tks4Fish. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:48, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Neutral. While I don't doubt that the intention of this request has been made in good faith, I really feel the request for this is a bit too early for my taste. And because it so early after coming back into activity it gives off the vibe of hat collecting, especially since Lofty abyss under his previous name got demoted as steward for inactivity. I will not oppose this request as I do the good work he has done, but I will also not support it as I feel continued activity should be shown before even assiging this right. --Wiki13 (talk) 15:02, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Meiræ and Tks4Fish. @Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker: regarding being a sysop on 6 wikis, note that one of those six is test.wikipedia.org, which generally grants admin access on request if the user is a sysop on another wiki. For the other five, on mediawiki.org adminship was gained after the user "requested it politely on IRC" (see mw:Special:UserRights/Lofty_abyss) and the rights do not appear to be used much (10 admin actions ago was February 2020, 20 admin actions ago was September 2019, only 231 total edits) and on commons the user is also fairly inactive (10 admin actions ago was February 2020, excluding automated edits from global renames 10 edits ago was November 2017 and 20 edits ago was October 2016). I'm sure on their home projects their rights are used more frequently (enwiki and simple) but I believe there is a pattern of requesting advanced rights and then barely using them (the same pattern that led to losing confirmation for steward rights). --DannyS712 (talk) 15:12, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Neutral per Wiki13 & Meiræ. --Minorax (talk) 15:18, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I don't understand why you want more userrights when you have a long and continuing history of not using the ones you have. Adding onto your pile of unused advanced rights is a significant liability for communities. In line with that, it is highly irresponsible of you to continue to try and add to your dusty hat collection while neglecting the communities who trusted you with advanced rights. I would say my usual "thank you for volunteering", but we both know that's not what you're doing. You don't "volunteer" anything more than the exact minimum which is required to retain a given hat, and for hats without minimums, you rarely, if ever, use them. You are the textbook definition of, and arguably the most prolific, hat collector. No, I cannot support this request. If you continue to stumble on pages needing deletion on GS wikis, use GSR. Vermont (talk) 15:45, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong oppose sorry but I too feel that this will just be another "hat" for the "hat collection". The candidate (in my view) seems to do the bare minimum on a number of projects just to keep the mop. I am not convinced that this right will actually be used. --IWI (talk) 15:50, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes, this hat collecting is out of control. Your contributions are simplewiki go back to the beginning of 2020 in just the most recent 50 even though we are like 3/4 of the way through the year. From what I've been told you used to do all 100 at christmas time as well. Being inactive is fine, but what is not is gaming in the inactivity policy. And especially not when you are going to request more rights. There is a reason you failed your steward confirmation. I think you need less rights not more. Naleksuh (talk) 16:08, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose, per Vermont. Tools are to be used. Esteban16 (talk) 16:22, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Based on the crossactivity analysis, I think it's clear the candidate isn't active in GS wikis or rather the wikis they are active in, they already have rights. The last meta logged action is in August is noteworthy, here there seems to have something to do almost every day. I don't like to pile on but this is concerning. The nomination statement saying active in crosswiki isn't backed up by facts. The table below I provided is just the most active wikis they are in. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:24, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
Source:https://meta2.toolforge.org/crossactivity/Lofty_abyss
Family Wiki Last Edit Last logged action Groups
meta meta.wikimedia.org 2020-10-16 03:36 2020-08-30 16:51 (sysop)
wiktionary ko.wiktionary.org 2020-10-16 01:51 2013-02-23 23:50
wikipedia en.wikipedia.org 2020-10-15 23:21 2020-10-15 23:21 (oversight, sysop)
wikipedia lt.wikipedia.org 2020-10-15 14:33 2015-05-29 13:29
wikipedia bat-smg.wikipedia.org 2020-10-11 08:57 2009-04-16 15:11
wikipedia ace.wikipedia.org 2020-10-08 18:15 2011-05-04 20:58
wikipedia sd.wikipedia.org 2020-10-07 21:26 2011-01-30 19:44
mediawiki www.mediawiki.org 2020-10-07 18:57 2020-08-05 07:45 (sysop)
wiktionary sr.wiktionary.org 2020-10-04 17:08 2010-02-12 02:57
wikibooks en.wikibooks.org 2020-10-01 09:33 2020-10-01 09:33 (editor)
wikipedia hr.wikipedia.org 2020-09-28 14:38 2015-05-29 13:29
wikispecies species.wikimedia.org 2020-09-28 13:49 2019-02-28 13:39 (autopatrolled)
wikipedia et.wikipedia.org 2020-09-28 07:23 2019-02-28 13:39
wikipedia simple.wikipedia.org 2020-09-27 16:06 2020-09-27 16:06 (checkuser, sysop)
wikipedia tn.wikipedia.org 2020-09-22 07:14 2010-01-13 17:08
wiktionary simple.wiktionary.org 2020-09-16 14:58 2013-11-28 23:32 (rollbacker)
  •   Oppose While I appreciate what he has done for the communities, I'm afraid to say that I agree with Vermont and Danny. Credibility and trust are built through commitment and dedication, and not with empty promises. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 03:27, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose/  Neutral I recognize this user and I've seen some of his work. Sadly, I do not think that I can support his nomination. As mentioned above, he is not very active on most wikis on which he has advanced permissions. Maybe later, when he starts being more active, I will reconsider my decision. Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 19:16, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose very concerning issues raised above. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 22:45, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong oppose per Tks4Fish, Vermont, and Jianhui67. ミラP@Miraclepine 23:25, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support sure: it really is the user right with the least cause to be concerned about on any Wikimedia project. It’s not truly global, and by definition is limited to places where it can’t do any harm to an existing community since it can really only be used on projects with limited to no community. The only concern is the intadmin bits, but if they wanted to harm people that way they could just request it and have them on en.wiki, where it’s basically given on request.
    The only real reason to oppose this is because they run you the wrong way, which usually is what hatcollecting accusations boil down to (said as someone who has made them before about others.) I don’t know lofty particularly well, but I honestly don’t see any reason to oppose this considering there’s next to zero risk of anything bad happening. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:32, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
    • Yes, but it is hard to monitor since there are no tools that combine the logs of 600+ wikis into one place for further review. I've seen small wikis get broken because of some technical issue and it takes weeks to figure that out - never mind admin actions. --Rschen7754 01:10, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per my past comments on these requests. --Rschen7754 01:10, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  • You haven't quite explained why you want GS, and I've seen a history of giving minimal information in your nomination statements. At this time I don't know why I should support you. You need to elaborate. Leaderboard (talk) 10:17, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

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 CptVirajEdit

Not ending before 1 November 2020 13:35 UTC

I see that we're having backlog at Special:GlobalRenameQueue, so I would like to volunteer and help out. I'm a global rollbacker, abuse filter helper and a sysop on Commons. I've some clerking experience on enwiki's local venue. If promoted, I will help on global requests, enwiki and Commons (It doesn't have local request page but if someone will ask on my/their talkpage). Thanks! -- CptViraj (talk) 13:35, 18 October 2020 (UTC) Update: I won't perform renames on requests at Commons but will refer them to meta or the queue as per the local policy. -- CptViraj (talk) 16:04, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

@Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker: That's is not a requirement for GRN. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:53, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted and competent user. Apart form that their language skills will be great addition to team. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:53, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support This is what I deemed as a valid Global permission request. There is a clear demonstrated commitment to the movement as a whole and they are trusted as a commons sysop. They are active in username arena and their language skills will be useful. In addition, I keep on advocate for wikis sysops to apply for this, as it's a relatively risk free permission (unless if someone is like a bull in a china shop and do things without thinking / comprehending the entire situation - however, such users are quite rare). I will say commons sysop tool should include global renamer too (however, I know this will be opposed). Thanks for volunteering. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:40, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Achim (talk) 16:30, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- - FitIndia Talk Admin on Commons 17:13, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support sure. Sgd. —Hasley 19:50, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, sure. Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 19:55, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I haven't reason to oppose his/her candidacy. His/her languages ​and experiences in different projects will help. --Uncitoyentalk 20:00, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support No issues. Thank you for volunteering, Vermont (talk) 21:35, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Why not :). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:53, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes, please. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 02:48, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted -J. Ansari Talk 03:20, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kiran Gopi (talk) 03:56, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 04:06, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support cross-wiki experiences with languages and projects, zero concerns, LGTM, why not, et cetera. ミラP@Miraclepine 04:48, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 05:05, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. Meiræ 09:34, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 20:21, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Superpes15 (talk) 02:23, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Minorax (talk) 08:19, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:56, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Per comments above. Thank you for volunteering. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 02:29, 21 October 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. You may request Global IP block exemption via stewards wikimedia.org if you can not edit this page.
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:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
 |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 WolkyeEdit

Hi, I need an IP block exemption to use VPN for security reasons. --Wolkye (talk) 15:04, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 11:08, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for MatttestEdit

Hi, I need to edit wikipedia in China with vpn since the China firewall block wikipedia. Therefore I need an IP block exemption, thank you. 20/10 13:32 (GMT+8)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 11:10, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for TomskyhahaEdit

Hello, I'm behind the Great Firewall of China and have purchased a VPS in the US. This VPS used only by myself and won't be shared with any other person. Please add an exemption. IP address is 104.225.154.38 and the block ID is #285283. --Tomskyhaha (talk) 09:50, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done Exemption granted. Note it only exempts you from global blocks, you might still need local exemptions somewhere. Best --Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:00, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for AWMBotEdit

This is an account planned to be a bot account for the English Wikipedia. As this will be hosted on servers that I do not have access to I need to ask for a global IP block exemption. This account is not going to be shared. If I understood correctly, you need a global block exemption in order to go past a global block even on local Wikis. Thanks, --AWMBot (talk) 17:44, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

  Not done @AWMBot: It works the other way around - local IP block exemption bypasses both local and global blocks, but global IP block exemption bypasses only global blocks. Since English Wikipedia blocks open proxies locally as well, you need to go to English Wikipedia administrators anyway. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:57, 20 October 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.

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