Steward requests/Global permissions/2013-04

Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Lukas²³

Hello! I'd like to nominate myself for the global rollback permission. I have been fairly active in the SWMT during the past weeks with Twinkle but the tools would make work much easier for me. I have rollback rights on other projects and know how to use them correctly. Thank you for considering my application, Lukas²³ (talk) 17:06, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

  • strong supportDerHexer (Talk) 17:07, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  • &  Very active in SWMT. His speedy deletion requests ping me all the time. Chapeau --MF-W 17:09, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Don't know you very well (but I'm atm not very active in SWMT either), though your cross-wiki contribs look good. Trijnsteltalk 17:14, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  • sischa; wie Bürgchen. Vogone talk 17:16, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   SupportΛΧΣ21 17:17, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Why not? -FASTILY 18:26, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support trusted user--Steinsplitter (talk) 19:16, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support I see lots of good activity across many projects - excellent candidate QuiteUnusual (talk) 19:25, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support, yes --Iste (D) 20:11, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Rschen7754 21:16, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  • For sure. Mathonius (talk) 21:18, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:25, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support--Makecat 02:39, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Very active. Riley Huntley (talk) 07:31, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support. Ruy Pugliesi 13:16, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Pile-on support for an obviously competent candidate who would benefit from the bit. Ajraddatz (Talk) 13:28, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:55, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Courcelles 15:57, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W 01:00, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Global rollback for Jayadevp13

I would like to nominate myself. I have reverted several unconstructive edits in Wikimedia projects, especially English and Simple English Wikipedias. I already have rollback rights in English Wikipedia, Simple English Wikipedia and Wikidata and know how and when to use it well. The tool will help me in reverting vandalism in other wikis too. Thank You - Jayadevp13 (talk) 12:10, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

  •   Comment Per the global rollback policy linked above "[…] users must be demonstrably active in cross-wiki countervandalism or anti-spam activities (for example, as active members of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team) and make heavy use of revert on many wikis" for consideration. In my opinion, you do not fulfill this requirement, yet. You've only edited on 11 different wikis and I do not see much vandalism reverts outside the projects where you have already a local flag. Please come back later, if you are more active cross-wiki. Regards, Vogone talk 13:13, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 13:22, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • &  user has hardly any edits outside of enwiki and no edits (well, 5, none of them reverts) in wikis in different languages from english. Snowolf How can I help? 13:25, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I see no need for the user having this global right atm. -Barras talk 13:32, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Withdrawn by user [1]. --MF-W 15:48, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for Mh7kJ

Hello, I'd like to present myself for the global sysop flag. I have been in the SWMT since around October 2011, and I became a global rollbacker in June 2012. I have been an administrator on the Simple English Wikipedia since January 2012 and on Meta since July 2012, and I have gained a great amount of experience with the admin tools on these two projects. Global sysop tools will definitely help me with my work in the SWMT, as I often see and tag nonsense pages or spam on wikis with no active admins, or none at all, as well as revert persistent vandals. I am also in #cvn-swconnect pretty much every day and would therefore be easily reachable and active. I think I've covered everything, so thank you for your consideration. (Just as a sidenote, I was known as Orashmatash until June 2012.) -Mh7kJ (talk) 17:43, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

  • I find this quite abusive supportable. --MF-W 17:45, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support hooray! Vogone talk 17:46, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Lukas²³ (talk) 17:48, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  • For sure. Mh7kJ does a lot of good work, and I think he'd be a great global sysop. Mathonius (talk) 17:50, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Definitely trustworthy and useful ! Toto Azéro follow the guide ! 18:15, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Rschen7754 18:47, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  • I suppose so. As long as he remembers Culloden. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:49, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Why not? --Wiki13 talk 19:47, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Of course.--Jasper Deng (talk) 19:55, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support, no reason to oppose of course. :) Trijnsteltalk 22:05, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support πr2 (t • c) 22:08, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support  Hazard-SJ  ✈  22:27, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support ok for me -- Quentinv57 (talk) 22:39, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Of course. Good luck. Érico Wouters msg 22:48, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Makecat 02:59, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Strong support, Omtsh can be trusted with this toolset, and certainly will be of help. Savhñ 10:01, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • &  trustworthy and competent, Orashmatash is. This Mh7kJ guy, I not know who he is. Snowolf How can I help? 10:04, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Of course :)--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:20, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Yes, definitely. Honestly surprised to find he isn't already one. J.delanoygabsadds 12:43, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Iste (D) 14:41, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Abuse — TBloemink talk 14:43, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Hosiryuhosi (talk) 14:43, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • I'd be cautious with this one; the candidate is an obvious troll. He put off requesting global sysop for a good year when he could have been handling deletions and such himself. To me, this reveals the attitude of a person who wants to make everyone else do the work for him. Support anyway :D. Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:46, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Why not? -FASTILY (TALK) 22:52, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support. Ruy Pugliesi 04:03, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Of course!--Steinsplitter (talk) 14:59, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
  • supportDerHexer (Talk) 16:37, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
  • support Courcelles 04:00, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support.--Avocato (talk) 19:13, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Rzuwig 20:10, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support. –BruTe talk 21:35, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Oh yes, why not?The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cyfraw (talk • contribs) .
  •   Support Osiris (talk) 12:12, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
  • &  --Vituzzu (talk) 13:44, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Mark91it's my world 06:58, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Good candidate. Wagino 20100516 (talk) 14:25, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Herby talk thyme 14:29, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support. I have said it before, I don't really like users that are faster than me in reverting vandalism, but I do an exception here.   -- Tegel (Talk) 17:17, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support - Jayadevp13 (talk) 16:21, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Avi (talk) 16:26, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Yes! Riley Huntley (talk) 07:32, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support easy choice — billinghurst sDrewth 12:51, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support I was holding off saying anything so I could add the bit, but I won't be around to do it :-( QuiteUnusual (talk) 16:08, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
      Done Ruslik (talk) 17:10, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Requests for global editinterface permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for EchetusXe

"One or more proxy servers used by your request is globally blocked... The block was made by Billinghurst ( The reason given is Cross-wiki spam: spambot: marker for abuse as source of XFF... The blocked proxy address was" That isn't my IP address, but something must be confusing wiki. Anyway, I have made over 50,000 edits, may I please be exempted from such bans? Thanks.--EchetusXe (talk) 08:50, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

As you are active on more than one Wiki I have added you to the global IP block exempt group until the range block that is catching you expires. QuiteUnusual (talk) 11:46, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Madtee

Ticket:2013040510004446 Global block due to Amazon registered IP. I understand the necessity to block entire IP ranges due to abuse from lax ISPs / hosts. I support such protections for the foundation. However, I lease an IP from Amazon that is included in such a "blanket" block. In addition to my Amazon IP, I travel frequently which has caused me problems with IP filters from Google, Yahoo and others (I get captchas all the time - especially in the Middle East). I would anticipate such problems arising due to global IP blocks here as well. In order to avoid many individual requests in the future, I kindly request to be exempted from Global IP blocks. I am an author/editor of several articles and intend to increase my contributions. Thanks, --Madtee (talk) 10:04, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Your contributions are on en.wikipedia only. Is this the only Wikipedia you plan to edit? If so, we can request a local IP block exemption there for you QuiteUnusual (talk) 11:37, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
(Done by Billinghurst) --MF-W 18:37, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Remdabest

<"You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: One or more proxy servers used by your request is globally blocked The block was made by Billinghurst (". Please can you remove this block. I have edited and created several Wikipedia pages and never seen this before. I also would like access to Wikimedia. Thank you-- 23:22, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

    >, thanks, -- 23:22, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Not done because I removed the block at this point of time. It may stay that way, or it may not. I am presuming that you are attempting to obfuscate your IP address with something like "Modified Headers Plugin" and have it set to the address that we blocked. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:56, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for SnoFox

I am requesting a global IP block exemption as my private server's IP range (2607:5300:60:16cd:50f0::0/80) happens to be in the range of a larger spam/proxy network. The administrator's solution was to block the 2607:5300:0:0:0:0:0:0/32 range. I am not a botnet master but a simple user who drifts from Wiki to wiki, fixing formatting and syntax issues where relevant. I use my server as a private proxy as my router attempts to cache large amounts of invalid data which renders many websites unusable or unavailable, including Wikipedia. Thanks, -- SnoFox(t|c|x-wiki c) 22:53, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:37, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Navidpers

Hi, My IP address has been blocked because I use proxy servers. Some of the ISPs in my country have blocked Wikipedia and for that we need to connect through proxy servers to make contributions to the pages of our area of expertise. Please unblock my IP address and allow me to connect through proxy servers if needed.

The contents of the block infobox are as below,

You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia. Editing from your IP address ( has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 13:46, 19 November 2017 by Vituzzu ( for the following reason: Open proxy This block began on 13:46, 19 November 2012 You can contact Vituzzu to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global. Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make, thanks, --Navidpers (talk) 20:54, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Done locally at enwiki. Ruslik (talk) 08:05, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions

API High Limit Requestor for VIAFbot

Hi everyone, I have written a bot that will use Authority Control information from English, French, German, and Italian Wikipedia, cluster, analyze, and then write semantic properties to Wikidata. One of the steps is to gather all the possible data, from these wikis, the working code is on github. At this junction I just want the API High Limit Requestor group, to be able to make larger requests to help speed up crawling, which would take about 4 days otherwise. My bot will not make any edits on target sites, just fetch data from them. I already have the botflag on Wikidata and Englsh Wikipedia. Thanks, --Maximilianklein (talk) 19:58, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

  •   Support Seems reasonable. πr2 (t • c) 02:55, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support (Disclaimer: I was the one who told Max to apply for this) VIAFbot has a well established track record on enwiki and will be a great asset for importing VIAF and other similar data into Wikidata. Legoktm (talk) 03:36, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Seems no problem.   Question: is this a request for temporary or long term flag? --Bencmq (talk) 04:34, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
    • This is potentially a long-term flag, so that later I can run maintenance scripts and sync wikipedia with wikidata. Maximilianklein (talk) 16:18, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support No damage expected, as the bot won't make any edits on target sites. Furthermore, API High Limit Requestor permissions are quite useful for Wikidata bots, like Legobot already shows. Regards, Vogone talk 14:50, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support Obvious good use for the flag. I don't mind it being assigned on an indefinite basis, until he no longer needs it. Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:52, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support: this seems fine to me. Just be sure to not slam the MediaWiki API (cf. mw:API:Etiquette). --MZMcBride (talk) 16:48, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY (TALK) 22:54, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 08:51, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks All Maximilianklein (talk) 18:35, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

API High Limit Requestor for BetaBot

Hi everyone, I have written a bot that updates sitelinks in wikidata of pages moved. It reads the move logs of all the wikipedia. Since it fetches info from the API, it would benefit from having 'apihighlimits' to make bigger requests, meaning it can go faster. My bot will not make any edits on target sites, just fetch data from them. I already have the botflag on Wikidata and Italian Wikipedia. Thanks, --β16 - (talk) 10:07, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

I have no objections. Ruslik (talk) 07:49, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Are we getting duplication of efforts here? I am hoping that WD would be looking to minimise xwiki duplication so that we are not having multiple bots whacking away on API pulls across a few hundred wikis. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:48, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
This type of operation is performed only by my bot. If a user moves a page in a wikipedia, BetaBot reads the log of moves and updates Wikidata. The software automatically updates all other wikipedia, without the intervention of anyone, human or bot.
To perform this operation, the bot must be able to read the movelog of all wikipedia. I have already made ​​sure that this does not take place at fixed intervals of time, but more or less frequently depending on the size of the wiki (and therefore on the frequency of these actions). --β16 - (talk) 20:33, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Why isn't this built into the WikiBase extension? PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:41, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
I don't know the source code of the WikiBase extension, but there is bugzilla:36729 (opened about a year ago). --β16 - (talk) 13:40, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
The only bots working on this are BetaBot and Hazard-Bot. This task is one where speed is important because if the page is moved, the langlinks will vanish until someone (or the bot) updates it in Wikidata. As Beta mentions, this is a long open bug to have the Wikibase extension do it itself, but until that is ready, we need to have bots do it. I had written a replacement that uses a cross-database query on the Toolserver, except the Wikidata db is lagged by several days to the point where it's useless. Legoktm (talk) 05:16, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
No objection against the bots, and I agree that it is necessary, although I'd like to remark that Wikidata shouldn't have gone live without the most obvious longterm bugs still being unresolved. Currently the interwiki situation is getting worse with every page move that isn't catched up at WD, and is significantly worse than it was before WD activation. --Krd 14:25, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 08:40, 19 April 2013 (UTC)