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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: You have sufficient activity to meet the requirements to be allocated the global rollback flag

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 {{subst:u|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}}} ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = global <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}} <!-- don't change this line unless you're nominating another user -->
}}
::''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 {{subst:u|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}}} ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = global <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}} <!-- don't change this line unless you're nominating another user -->
}}
:''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 1234qwer1234qwer4Edit

Not ending before 28 May 2022 16:43 UTC

Hello everyone, thanks for reading my request. I have been active in cross-wiki maintenance and antiabuse tasks for a bit over a year, and became an admin on Meta-Wiki in May 2021. Since then I have gained a lot of experience in dealing with small wikis, submitting numerous reports to GSR as well as indirectly interacting with them by editing global abuse filters and the title blacklist. To act more efficiently in these areas, I would like to request global sysop permissions, and have also been encouraged to do so by a couple other editors. More recently I was granted sysop access on Commons, so I believe I am trusted enough for this role. I am familiar with the GS policy and am only going to use the tools in uncontroversial situations where no local admins are available, as I already do with my requests. Thank you for your consideration. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
16:43, 14 May 2022 (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 {{subst:u|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}}} ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = meta.wikimedia <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}} <!-- don't change this line unless you're nominating another user -->
}}
:''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). While all input is welcome, there is a hard 80% support requirement for this role as per the global renamer policy.

Global rename for MdsShakilEdit

Not ending before 6 June 2022 16:49 UTC

Hello everyone. I'd like to request global rename permission to assist rename request. My main focus on bnwiki, meta and as well as others rcquest that's filled by Special:GlobalRenameRequest. I am an crosswiki contributor, an administrator on bnwikibooks, Global rollbacker and VRT permissions agents. I believe, if I get this access then i best use of the tools. Thanks --MdsShakil (talk) 16:49, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

  •   Comment According to Xtools, you have 6 edits at SRUC and 5 edits at bnwiki renaming page. What would you do if an user who has registered for 2 weeks with 800 edits globally and some extended rights at their homewiki asks for usurpation of an account with 50 edits, all deleted, that was locked 10 years ago for crosswiki abusing? NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 23:49, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for your question. Basically, these two pages are used by global renamers/Stewards and applicants where no other user's assistant is needed, so I did not edit these pages so much.
    It's a very new account for usurpation, so this request will initially failed. I think it's better that such this type request (takeover an locked account) is handled by a steward. --MdsShakil (talk) 02:07, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for your answer.   Weak support NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 02:17, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Weak support per response to NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh's question, whom I thank for asking a question of MdsShakil. I love to see that in such cases. The answer hit the right points in general terms, but I would also have liked to have seen MdsShakil be a sysop first on the wiki where he's most active (bnwiki). That being said, he's active on Bengali Wikibooks, where there's arguably a greater need for administrators anyway. As well, I know MdsShakil from Miraheze, where they have exhibited technical proficiency and a good understanding of Miraheze global policies. Dmehus (talk) 02:23, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
    Note that I weakly supported due to MdsShakil's inexperience at pages he intended to work on, and that he answered about how the request would end, not what he would do in such a situation. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 02:28, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted user. AlPaD (talk) 04:22, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Question: How would you handle a normal vanishing request (from checks to processing)? Also as you intend to help on meta, how would you handle an usurpation request? Thanks for the answer. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:03, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
    Usually, a request for vanishing is made through a special page or VRTS, so such a request can be found here. In the case of a request made through special page, the user does not need to do additional verification, but in the case of an email in VRT, the information that can be guaranteed to confirm the ownership of the applicant's account must be there.
    After confirming the ownership, it is necessary to see if there is a valid reason for the request, if there is a good reason, then I will rename the user as 'Rename user xxxxxxxxx', in which case the redirect is usually not kept.
    In the case of usurpation, First I will check the applicant is a significant contributor, an old user or h/she is not blocked anywhere and also their is an valid reason for usurpation. Then i will check the target account, if this account has significant/much valid contribution in any project then this rcquest is rejected.
    If there are no significant/Not so much valid contribution, then I will send him/her an message at their homewiki and an email in their own language (if available) by using {{Usurpation requested}}, and hold the request for 30 days. If the user does not object later, then the request will be completed. --MdsShakil (talk) 14:55, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for the answers, looks satisfying, so you have my   Support. Just some suggestion, requests in queue usually requires more checks as queue interface itself doesn't offer much tools. Like, requests in the queue show very ambiguous indication if the target user had been used previously, so we need to check those manually or user is involved in some conflict locally and renamer handling is not from that project, so we tend to leave those requests for renamers from that project.
    Most of the wrong/bad renames happens throught queue so those should be handled with uttmost care. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:00, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Aishik Rehman (talk) 09:48, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Strong support SHEIKH (Talk) 15:01, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. Trusted User.-- Prodipto Deloar (talk) 18:09, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. ≈ MS Sakib  «TalK» 12:49, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. --Mykola talk 20:29, 26 May 2022 (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}}
}}
<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 Sapper-botEdit

Hey i'm running a bot on Hebrew wikipedia (you can see source code here). The bot supposed to run once a day. I want to run it on AWS Lambda platform that banned with range block (54.190.0.0/16), thanks, Sapper-bot (talk) 08:42, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

@Sapper-bot: Hello! You have local IP block exempt on the Hebrew Wikipedia, so you are free from this block. Do you want to use your bot in any other project? If no, a local exempt is enough and a global one is not needed. stanglavine msg 17:31, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
I asked for IP block exempt In Hebrew Wikipedia, the admin gave it for two weeks and said that for global block it's better to ask for global IP block exempt. You can see the discussion here Sapper-bot (talk) 20:35, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Bots should not be making their own requests, this should come from an operator. With this being only used on a single project that is capable of managing their own IPBE's that seems to be the best course of action to me. — xaosflux Talk 13:21, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
    Hi, I'm the bot's operator, I mistakenly thought I should ask for the bot's account. החבלן (talk) 18:02, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
    @החבלן yes, you should ask - for that account. Not use that account to ask. No change in my suggestion that this should just be handled at hewiki. — xaosflux Talk 19:51, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
    @החבלן: Hello, as you can see here a local exempt is enough to deal with a global block. A global exempt is recommended only for cases involving multiple projects, when multiple local exempts are less convenient. Apparently, that is not your case, so I see no reason to set a global exempt for your bot. I suggest you to ask some admin of the Hebrew Wikipedia to extend your local exempt there. Let me know if you have any question, I'll close this request as not done at some point tomorrow or after if you don't have any relevant new input on it. Regards, stanglavine msg 22:09, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
    @Stanglavine: @Xaosflux: hello.
    I'm the sysop who sent the "User:החבלן" to ask for a global exemption, because the block is global. The Hebrew Wikipedia prefers to give a local exemption as narrowly as possible, because a local permission bypasses automatic blockages or IP blocks that have been extended to registered users as well. The rationale behind this practice is so that if there is a block that has been activated incorrectly, then it will be brought to our attention through veteran users, and thus we will know how to release it. Global authorization does not bypass local blockages, so I sent it requesting a global exemption. Is there a ban on giving the "החבלן" the permission?
    Matanya, what do you think? דגש (talk) 06:28, 26 May 2022 (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 the help page about two-factor authentication;
To request 2FA tester 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
}}
<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.

Global editinterface for SophivorusEdit

Not ending before 29 May 2022 00:30 UTC

Hi! Following my requests in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, I'd like to request a renewal of my editinterface global permission, mainly because I maintain the cross-wiki ProveIt gadget (40+ wikis), the protected Excerpt templates and modules (20+ wikis) and some smaller tools in Wikiversity, Commons and the Spanish Wikipedia. Thanks for your consideration! Sophivorus (talk) 00:30, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

  •   Support Of course. ProveIt is useful and good work done globally. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:02, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --MeganB... …till the end 14:40, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Weak support crossactivity suggests this is not really being used to maintain anything much, but I haven't seen any problems since the last renewal. — xaosflux Talk 14:54, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
    Yea, I haven't been too active lately beyond the Spanish and English Wikipedias were I have local editinterface permissions, but a couple days ago I wanted to fix this bug with proveit (which requires editing Commons) and found my permission had expired, so that sent me here. For what it's worth, if the permission is granted, I'll start by updating the 20+ wikis with the latest Excerpt modules. ProveIt only requires very rare updates to the wikis because it's all managed centrally from Commons. Thanks for the nudge! Sophivorus (talk) 12:58, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
    @Sophivorus that was sort of a nudge/nudge - your work is good and you are trusted.xaosflux Talk 13:18, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support per Camouflaged Mirage, as an excellent example of a cross-wiki gadget which requires little customization or configuration on local wikis, and per Xaosflux with regard to the user's global activity, technical competence, and trustworthiness. Dmehus (talk) 00:57, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Not concerned about lower activity levels, LGTM --DannyS712 (talk) 01:51, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support There is no reason for concern. --Victor Trevor (talk) 15:48, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. —Svārtava (t/u) • 15:55, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. ≈ MS Sakib  «TalK» 16:38, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support and thanks for your work. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    16:51, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. --Mykola talk 20:31, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

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