Steward requests/Global permissions/2012-08

Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Cyrax_Cyborg

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Me gustaría ser un reversor global ya que me interesa luchar por la armonía de otros proyectos de la fundación wikimedia, me sería de mucha utilidad revertir ediciones vandálicas en otros proyectos. Me gusta mucho vigilar los cambios recientes y de ahí me percato de los vándalos que dañan los artículos y vigilo sus contribuciones para asegurarme de que no lo vuelvan a hacer. Ya te ngo el reversor en la wikipedia en español y hasta ahora le he dado un buen uso al flag, así que si uso bien el reveror, haré un buen uso de el reversor global. También lo pido porque a partir de este momento voy a empezar a vigilar otros proyectos como el wikcionario para asgurarme y luchar por tenerlos limpios de vandalismo. Gracias por su comprensión, espero tener el flag y un saludo.--  Cyrax (Comando) 21:02, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

  Oppose Sorry, do not have the experience cross-wiki. I suggest the candidate to enter to SWMT and look at User:Snowolf/How to globally TWINKLE. --Ignacio   (talk) 21:48, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
  Oppose There are some people out here that do not understand a word of Spanish except Me gusta, besides that I don't know you and I am afraid you don't have enough cross-wiki experience yet. — TBloemink talk 21:52, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Global rollback nomination for Jasper Deng

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With over 10+ edits each on 15+ projects and many other reverts, sysop on one project, rollback on three, I present you Jasper Deng. Jasper can often be found reverting vandalism in #cvn-sw and #cvn-simplewikis. With having participated in the SWMT since May 2012, shown good faith, maturity and understanding, I think this right is overdue for him. Thank you, Riley Huntley (talk) 00:52, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Jasper, do you accept this nomination:
Accept.--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:02, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support - As nominator Riley Huntley (talk) 00:52, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support --Katarighe (Talk) 02:55, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support Theopolisme (talk) 04:36, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Weak oppose. Still too early imho as I said before. @Riley Huntley: you forgot to mention the previous two unsuccessful requests of Jasper Deng (1, 2) and could you please not close steward requests anymore. Those are the tasks of the stewards and as you're not one of them I don't think it's a good idea to do that. Thanks. Trijnsteltalk 22:29, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose, with the persistance in the request for this flag, with fairly limited activity (all edits of the 17th of July are user page modifications) in its scope, I am not yet convinced of the usefullness of this flag. Excluding user page edits, you only have +10 edits on 3 SWMT monitored wikis, these being tlwiki, enwikiversity and skwiki. Considering this is your third request (not mentioned here, which is quite a lack of transparency and maturity of this "nomination"), I am surprised to see that, with this limited activity, others claim that "this right is overdue for him". I would also prefer clear and honest self-nominations for global rights. Please also note this is not a vote. Savhñ 22:39, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
  • support, no big deal at all. —DerHexer (Talk) 22:41, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
    I don't think that's a valid argument for this discussion when merits has to be assesed in experience and the level of cross-wiki work. Thanks. — MA (audiencia) 16:00, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Not that it is too important, but I always thought that requests for global rights should come from the user self. I personally don't really like it when people nominate other users for global rights. Just a general note. -Barras talk 22:59, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
    I agree. — MA (audiencia) 16:00, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
    I agree as well, but no big deal in my opinion. Some users are more comfortable being nominated rather than self-requesting. AndrewN (talk) 04:41, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support Competent user, and this isn't a big deal. Courcelles 20:33, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support Per Courcelles.Érico Wouters msg 05:06, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per Savh. Most of your cross-wiki edits are creating your userpages and JS. I request more SWMT work before granting access to this toolkit. Thanks. — MA (audiencia) 16:00, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. I was expecting a few more cross-wiki work to be sure that everything is fine with his reverts. This tool is not a big deal and that is why its requirements are also not a big deal; nothing more than enough cross-wiki reverts per policy. I can't recall any strong reason to oppose though.‴ Teles «Talk ˱@ L C S˲» 22:38, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
  • support per Courcelles--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:37, 7 August 2012 (UTC)\
  •   Support Good, trusted user. I see no reason they shouldn't be given this perm. AndrewN (talk) 04:41, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
  • I support. es:Magister Mathematicae 05:41, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support, I don't see many new reverts since the last request, but as you're present on IRC often, I support this request in the hope, that you keep the good work up - Hoo man (talk) 09:02, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Sure — TBloemink talk 21:52, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Support. Not an easy decision, I must say. I agree with Savh (though not about the part with the previous requests - that's rather the nominator's fault), but even more with Hoo man. I guess everyone likes it better when a candidate needs to be forced to run for GR than vice versa, as SWMT work should be done for the sake of doing SWMT work, not obtaining GR ;-) But I note Jasper's committedness and think GR could meanwhile be granted. --MF-W 01:56, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
  • &  - global rollback is no big deal, Jasper Deng is trustworthy and experienced enough in my opinion and we would only benefit from him being granted the tools. I also don't see anything wrong with user being nominated for global rights :) Snowolf How can I help? 05:57, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
    As shown in this request, a self-nomination would have provided far more transparency, as I am sure the candidate himself would have linked his previous requests. In this case, the nomitation doesn't really serve it's purpose, as it really mostly tells us this user is fantastic, which I don't mind believing, but I would prefer seing why. A self-nomination is honest, and should show the user understands what the right is about, and his compromise to continue working in that scope. In this request, the only thing the nominee has written is "Accept" without any motivation, which in my opinion is far too little. Savhñ 22:12, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Support - I don't know the nominator, but I sure know the nominee :D Elfix 22:17, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Support User OK, think I.--Morphypnos (talk) 13:56, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

  •   Note: 15 people supported this request for global rollback rights; 4 opposed (three stewards and one global sysop). Trijnsteltalk 13:56, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
    • So where's the problem? More than 75% of support is a clear consensus. 16:28, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
      • See above: "This is not a vote [...]." - which means the arguments are just as important (or maybe even more!). Trijnsteltalk 18:15, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
        •   Done I have taken over the closure of this request as a steward who has had nothing whatsoever to do with it. I am promoting the user to GR because although there are significant opposition arguments given it is clear that community consensus does exist, prima face at least. I have read the email thread on this subject and will respond to that thread shortly. In the mean time, some highly experienced users opposed and some also supported. The issue here seems to be, 1) people are a bit put off by a nom for GR, 2) people think the user has not done enough global work, 3) people feel more transparancy was needed regarding prior requests. In closing I am moved by the thought of net benefit/net negative theory. Given that there is tactic consensus, even if it is contentious, for the right to be given I'm granting it. The issues surrounding this request can and must be dealt with, that is clear. I would recommend a rehashing of the guidelines/policies regarding consensus/permissions and policy interpretation. Either way, it not fair on the candidate to have to wait whilst the community argues the points. Thanks and hopefully all understand. fr33kman 15:34, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Global rollback for Shanmugamp7

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[Not to be closed before August 28th.]
Hi all, I'm shanmugam. Global Rollback flag would be helpful for my counter vandalism work. Thank you--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 14:57, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

  • I don't know about this user, but his contribution seems fine. However I'd be very cautious reverting such edits. --Bencmq (talk) 16:10, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks bencmq, this user removed content in two articles. so that only i've reverted with edit summary as unexplained removal, and surely i'll not use rollback feature for the edits like this.--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:21, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support Shanmugamp7 has also tagged vandalism/spam pages. --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 16:13, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Sure, never heard of him before but has plenty of xwiki work. Maybe this is a sign that I should spend more time doing global cv stuff... Ajraddatz (Talk) 16:31, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
  • And once more from me: "I thought he had GR already O.O" --MF-W 16:33, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm going to weak support, because it hasn't been that long, but I trust this user well.--Jasper Deng (talk) 17:02, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
I've joined SWMT work in march itself Jasper Deng, In between, due to some personal reasons (exams, connectivity problem, etc..) i can't be active globally :)--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:54, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
I also have some concerns about that revert Bencmq pointed out but making mistakes is common to all.--Jasper Deng (talk) 17:56, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support Not many cross-wiki activity, but it's nice to see someone active globally who speaks a non-European language (Tamil). Trijnsteltalk 21:45, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support, trusty and global contributions are ok - Hoo man (talk) 22:16, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support cuz He/she sometimes help me at betawikiversity.. :) Sotiale (Talk·Contribs) 01:10, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support Active and experienced.Érico Wouters msg 01:13, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support Per all above. –BruTe talk 15:02, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support Why not? -FASTILY (TALK) 08:22, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support --Dede2008 (talk) 11:16, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 12:52, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

  •   Done, clear consensus. Trijnsteltalk 09:58, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Global rollback for Simeondahl

Hello. I like to get "global rollback", becuse it will a lot easyer wen i remove vandalism across the wikis. Right now i useing Twinkle, to removeing vandalism, but useing rollback is a lot easyer ;) Greetings Simeondahl (talk) 11:22, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

  • You do have some xwiki experience, but I'd like to see a bit more before giving you this flag. Generally good job with what you have done, though. Consider me neutral in this request. Ajraddatz (Talk) 11:45, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Weak oppose Too early for me - not enough cross-wiki experience right now. Please continue helping though! Trijnsteltalk 13:14, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - too early, per above. --MF-W 14:26, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose per Trijnstel - keep helping!--Jasper Deng (talk) 17:11, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Not yet per above. --Sotiale (Talk·Contribs) 03:04, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
    Hello, and thanks for your andwsers, I can see that I cant get it now ;), so i will just kep editing :D Greetings Simeondahl (talk) 06:39, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

  Not done candidate withdrawal — billinghurst sDrewth 12:41, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for Orel Beilinson

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At the moment, there are dozens of Wikipedias and other projects with no active admins. I am a linguist who can read in a good standing almost any Semitic and Iranian language. I am also a Mediawiki developer and experience sysops in more than 70 non-wikimedia projects. I can and will take care and revive those "deserted" wikis, such as the Englisc wikipedia, the Dutch WikiNews, the Yiddish wiktionary, the Sanskrit Wikisource, the Simple English Wikibooks, the Arabic wikiversity and more. I am well-experienced in Wikimedia and Mediawiki, and will be glad to assist in the small and big wikis.I would like to get this permission to prevent vandalism across these wikis, which are abandoned and therefore are easy targets for vandalists. --Orel Beilinson (talk) 16:24, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

  •   Oppose sorry, seems to me that your good faith intention is more content-oriented and that does not really reflect completely with the scope of gs policy. You may wish to apply for adminship on individual wikis if you need then, but I don't think gs is suitable here. Also xwiki contribution is lacking. Thanks. Bencmq (talk) 16:43, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
  • You have barely 800-something contribs, most of them on one wiki (he.). Come back later. (Oppose). Seb az86556 (talk) 16:41, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
btw, maybe you are some sorta genius, but it really looks highly unlikely for anyone to claim 6 native languages... just saying... Seb az86556 (talk) 02:26, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Your edits should be on the order of thousands, globally, and you should be at least active on SWMT.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:13, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
  • As it seems, this cannot be done at the moment. Pundit (talk) 18:25, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Sorry but to meet my expectations you would need to either be a global rollback and/or have at least 10,000 edits. Please come back when you have more experience. Riley Huntley (talk) 21:06, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
  • No need to worry much about Simple English Wikibooks... since it was locked two years ago. Osiris (talk) 11:27, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
  •   Oppose --Katarighe (Talk) 02:55, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
I think Pundit has already closed this request as 'not done'.‴ Teles «Talk ˱@ L C S˲» 03:03, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

  Not done per snowball clause and clear consensus. Your efforts are appreciated, but it's too early at this stage. Let me advise you to join the SWMT. Regards, Riley Huntley (talk) 03:25, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Requests for global editinterface permissions

Global editinterface for Nikerabbit

Nikerabbit is a WMF staff sysadmin and takes care of the localisation team-related deployments. Many wikis have custom JS or CSS with l10n-related feature which have needed and will increasingly need uncontroversial fixes in the future, in particular when replacements (requested by the wiki's community) are deployed by Nikerabbit himself. Given the trustworthiness and experience of the user, and the fact that the action will directly relate to his work (with a need for timely coordination of the and off-wiki sides of it) and to wikis' requests, this seems a completely trivial request and I think it can be fulfilled immediately as per policy. Thanks, Nemo 11:16, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Done. Bennylin 11:23, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
No issues with granting editinterface to Nikerabbit but if he's a sysadmin he'd probably find far more useful to be in the global sysadmin group rather in the limited editinterface. Regards, -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:32, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Dede2008

I want to extend a Global Editinterface status, because I want to improve many system messages on Indonesian and Malay Wikipedia, (mainly Blockedtext, Autoblockedtext, Blockiptext). So that new users can understand (e.g to appealing a block), thanks, --Dede2008 (talk) 11:10, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose — You're currently blocked at enwiki for abusing multiple accounts for spamming. This right would give access to the interface of all wikis, and the block shows that you cannot be trusted. Before requesting again a global right, make sure you need it and have experience with its scope (GR 1, GR 2, activity). Savhñ 11:50, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Savh. People who are locally blocked on a large wiki shouldn't be applying for global rights. Ajraddatz (Talk) 12:05, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Withdrawn. I have been blocked on --Dede2008 (talk) 12:47, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
    • Marked it as not done then. -Barras talk 12:48, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for TruPepitoM

I had have a problem in blocked IP address since my address is the same to what is blocked due to spam. If I already have it, please add my name to the list, thanks, --TruPepitoM (talk) 13:48, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Please post the exact block message you got (including the IP address and the block reason). Trijnsteltalk 13:57, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
  Note: strange, TruPepitoM already has a global-ipblock-exempt, see here, given by Snowolf on 6 June. Trijnsteltalk 13:59, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
  Note: Here it is: 07:19, 6 June 2012 Snowolf (talk | contribs) changed global group membership for User:TruPepitoM from (none) to global-ipblock-exempt (User is in the same range as one or more proxy servers that we keep globally blocking). But sadly, I'm not in the list. Or should I? TruPepitoM (talk) 02:20, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
Please check it: your global group. Sotiale (Talk·Contribs) 05:13, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
  Request withdrawn I have found my name in the global IP block exempt without knowing it. TruPepitoM (talk) 07:15, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
  Not done then. Trijnsteltalk 22:11, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for thewallhut

I'm in Mainland China and I have to use a VPN proxy ( to access Wikipedia completely, but the proxy was blocked globally. Add me into the exemption list, thanks! --Thewallhut (talk) 11:47, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Apparantly falls in the rangeblock of, see Special:GlobalBlockList/ A global-ipblock-exempt is fine by me. Trijnsteltalk 14:46, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
  Done then. --Bencmq (talk) 06:04, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! --Thewallhut (talk) 03:39, 17 August 2012 (UTC)