Steward requests/Global permissions/2016-02

Requests for global rollback permissions

Requests for global sysop permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Ladsgroup

I'm active in multiple wikis but since I live in Iran I need this right when I use proxies, which I do all the time because most of big websites are blocked in Iran, I don't have this problem in fa.wp and Wikidata since I'm admin there and in several other wikis which I've IP-block exempt right too but lots of time I encounter this issue, thanks, --Amir (talk) 15:29, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

  Granted Trusted user from Fawiki, already member of other global groups Mardetanha talk 06:05, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Miao233

I'm active in zh.wikipedia(Chinese wikipedia), and I have IP block exempt right in zh.wikipedia and I had't any blocked history in zh.wikipedia and I was writed 11 article in zh.wikipedia and edited near 1000 times. But I can't edit any page in wikicommons and wikidata, because my IP was in the Global IP block list. I hope get global IP block exemption to edit wikicommons and wikidata, thanks! --Miao233 (talk) 15:50, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

  Support, trust user. --Stang 03:12, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  Support, I think this user can do very well, --Suchichi02 (talk) 11:56, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  Support, --Kolega2357 (talk) 22:52, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  Support, Regars --   Ays (Talk) 09:20, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:06, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Werran

Same reason and states as the user above.Cant edit any page for nearly a year since some one blocked many Google IP, as far as I know, lots of ppl in China use Goagent to edit wikipedia and many of them do not know what happened and stop editing wikipedia.Werran (talk) 17:41, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:12, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Arnie97

I need to edit through a proxy on my server ( to bypass China's Great Firewall. Thanks. --Arnie97 (talk) 13:21, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

  Support,trust user. --Stang 13:30, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
  Support Support from Serbia. --Kolega2357 (talk) 22:56, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:14, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for FRDian

I've already have a IPBE on zhwiki, and still need to bypass the Great Firewall of China to edit other site. #ForeverLove(Leave a message)FRDian 你一定要好好的 07:00, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 07:03, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Fastily

I travel fairly frequently, and whenever I do, I use a VPN whose IPs are blocked. IPBE would be very helpful for me during such times. Thanks!  :) -FASTILY 08:23, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 08:32, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! -FASTILY 10:05, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Arian_Ar

Wikimedia Commons and some pages in my home wiki(fa wiki) are Blocked by my ISP/Country so i have to use a VPN to access it,and most of the time the IPs are an IPBE would Help Me a lot, thanks, --Arian Talk 15:02, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

  Not done Needed Access was given to the user locally both in fawiki and commons Mardetanha talk 14:25, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Removal of global IP block exempt for Pine

I previously requested a global IPBE here. To make a long story short, I might not need this any more. I thought that a policy says that IPBEs are intended to be temporary although I can't quickly find that particular statement now that I'm looking for it. In an attempt to make myself compliant with the policy, please remove the global IPBE for the time being. I will request that it be added back if I have trouble editing after the global IPBE is removed. Stwards Vituzzu and Trijnstel were involved in my original request so I am pinging them to notify them of this status change. Thanks, --Pine 05:53, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

@Pine: you don't need to give up the flag if you still need it. No harm in indefinite access. But, if you still want it removed, let me know and I can do that. Ajraddatz (talk) 07:33, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
Ajraddatz it's a nice convenience to have the flag so if it's ok by policy to keep it then I'm happy to keep it, but I want to make sure that I'm abiding by the policies for having the flag. If it would be more efficient for stewards to let me keep the flag than to add and remove it as needed, then I'll keep it. --Pine 20:02, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
If it's convenient for you then by all means keep it. You aren't breaking any policies :) (marked as not done to close) Ajraddatz (talk) 00:25, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Krassotkin

Six months ago I received temporary global IP block exemption permission. Now I have the same problems. Generally speaking I need permanent rights of global IP block exemption to perform my tasks in different projects. I undertake to submit removal request, if it will not be necessary. Thanks, --sasha (krassotkin) 21:52, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:51, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you! --sasha (krassotkin 21:18, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Kayser Ahmad

Hi, I am facing obstacles of bengali and english wiki and commons with the notification "আপনার আইপি ঠিকানাকে সব উইকিতে বাধাদান করা হয়েছে........" and "The IP address that you are currently using has been blocked......." but I don't use any proxy, and i am not vandal. So I really need this permission to continue my editing. thanks, --Kayser Ahmad (talk) 10:00, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

  Support a good contributor from Bengali community and I believe that he will not misuse the tool. @Kayser Ahmad: However, the permission is only bypass the global block, if the IP is blocked locally then you'll have to request the tool on that individual wiki. ~ Nahid Talk 10:19, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
My IP addresses blocked globally. With the IP addresses, I can not edit any Wikipedia. --Kayser Ahmad (talk) 10:54, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
  Support Also support. --Kolega2357 (talk) 21:55, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 12:03, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions

Global rename for Boing! said Zebedee

I'm an admin on, and after a break from it I'm back to common tasks like reviewing unblock requests - and that includes "unblock for rename" requests. Currently I can only unblock, and then a separate rename request is needed - and I think the two-stage process can be confusing for new users (who are faced with what can be a daunting set of rules). Now with global accounts and global rename and Arbs (embarassing mistake) Bureaucrats not needed for rename, it has been suggested here that admins who routinely patrol unblock requests should apply for global renamer, and I think that would simplify things for new users and reduce the two-part workload. I'd use it only (see below) for unblock/rename requests made on

I hope you don't mind a few additional comments on the local vs global issue. As I see it, individual projects used to have their own ability to rename users (it was reserved for bureaucrats on - I don't know about others). But since we moved to a unified login (which, I think, is a very good thing) we have naturally lost the ability to do local renames. As such, I'm simply asking to be able to use the new mechanism for doing renames for users. I really don't see this as controversial, and I see no detriment to Wikipedia/Wikimedia if I only use the right to rename users on The alternative, that to be allowed to rename users one would need to be multilingual and active on multiple projects (even if many admins only speak one language and only want to work on one Wikipedia), would seem to me to be to the detriment of all the individual projects which are mostly administered by local-only admins. I am, of course, open to any questions. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 09:53, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
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  • Support, trustworthy user with an identified need. –xeno 16:32, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Because "I'd use it only for unblock/rename requests made on" and low level of crosswiki-ness. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:58, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
    He seems to have enough experience to handle those cases, then... Ajraddatz (talk) 18:04, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support valid rational. Global renamers aren't expected to be active everywhere, especially if they want to focus on one type of request. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:04, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 00:40, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support as said by Ajraddatz.-BRP ever 10:02, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
  • {{weak oppose}} per Steinsplitter. This is not a vote of distrust to Boing!, but the global renamer role was created to help all users seeking a rename independently of the project and end the crazyness of having to request dozens of renames everywhere. If Boing! were also keen to help out in other kind of requests that come via the global-rename-queue, I may reconsider, but getting the GRename tool to become sort of local bureaucrats again is not appropriate IMHO. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 10:28, 21 January 2016 (UTC)  SupportMarcoAurelio 17:50, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
    If there are other things I could do with the tool then yes, sure, I'd be happy to help with them - but it would have to be English-language only, as I'm a typical Brit with an embarrassing ignorance of other languages (I can read menus and road signs in a couple of languages, but that's about it). Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 13:59, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
    Most of the request that arrive at Special:GlobalRenameQueue or SRUC are in English. If you could help there as well it'd be great, although it isn't that crowded as it used to be :-). I'm moving to support then. —MarcoAurelio 17:50, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
    Sounds good, I'll be happy to help out - and thanks. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 18:09, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support user has a valid need. Thompson.matthew (talk) 15:19, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 23:40, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 07:39, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. I'm okay with this. It's really a question of competence and trust and I see no reason to doubt either. QuiteUnusual (talk) 10:51, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support One of the few ENWP admins I still trust. Reguyla (talk) 16:31, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --Rschen7754 18:08, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Zedebee and Bbb23 (who is a checkuser, admin, and rollback) are the my most trusted people with high permissions. 23:54, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support He seems an expert user and "croos-wikiness" for a global renamer is IMHO a plus, not a conditio sine qua non. If he were a locally expert user of a "minor" language not/under represented in our current GR and steward group, we wouldn't have any doubt with it (I guess). --Alexmar983 (talk) 00:07, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support IkhsanNH (talk) 04:31, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Trusted user at en.wp Wagino 20100516 (talk) 12:44, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Comment Just wanted to put it out there that, while "cross-wikiness" is definitely important for this position, it's also quite difficult to draw a line between what is "very active crosswiki" and what is "very localized". Remember that I started out in the renaming process as a clerk for w:en:WP:CHUS, and that was very localized, yet here I am with the global renamer tools. I say that the most important trait we should look for in new GRs is a high sense of competency, and knowledge in the SUL system. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:12, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Candidate is asking for the right for the same reasons I did. I am willing to bet that in most cases, users blocked as a username violation on enwiki have little if any activity on other wikis. I don't think cross-wiki experience is super relevant for this specific purpose — MusikAnimal talk 01:47, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
      Done Clear consensus. Cross-wiki experience is not so necessary for this tool if the user will only use it for enwiki requests as they indicated. Ruslik (talk) 19:43, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
    Thank you. And thanks for the kind comments, folks. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 21:00, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Global rename for Faris knight

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Hi, I'm an admin and bureaucrat on Arabic Wikipedia, and I want to help other bureaucrats to renaming usernames fast and use my own validity as the best. Thanks a lot. --Faris El-Gwely (talk) 19:40, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

  •   Support -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 12:49, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --BRP ever 13:22, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 22:38, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support.--Avocato (talk) 00:14, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 00:27, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 02:03, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --HakanIST (talk) 13:28, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support--6AND5 (talk) 18:34, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support--Alexmar983 (talk) 23:31, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 16:05, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --Defender (talk) 21:10, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Natuur12 (talk) 14:21, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Please explain why you mean by "using your own validity as the best". --MF-W 16:11, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support I hope that faris will be familiar withe the new permession---مصعب (talk) 20:18, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
  Done clear consensus. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 20:55, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Global rename for Tulsi Bhagat

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Namaste everyone, I would like to apply for global renamer flag to abet the communities. I would like to help Nepali, Maithili, Hindi and Bhojpuri speaking users here and also at local request pages. I observed that there is a little global renamers from newiki, maiwiki, hiwiki, & bhwiki. I'm one of a admin on both mai & newiki but not a bureaucrat anywhere. I've already read and understood all relevant rename policies. Regards and thank you :) Tulsi Bhagat (Talk) 08:44, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

  •   Support--Sfic (talk) 08:55, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Concerned about users experience. Looking at his commons talkpage and talkpage archive i see a lot of warnings about controversial edits (and likely not relevant here: copyvios). I see no x-wiki experience and never seen involved him in global-renamer tasks. Of course the user is sysop in two small wikis (The user has around ~4000 edits in maiwiki and around 7000 in newiki but i see only a few adminactions there). Unfortunately, i can't support the request at this time. I am happy to support a request for global rename access in the future if the user has gained more experience. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:47, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I do share Steinsplitter's concerns. Natuur12 (talk) 14:18, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Neutral--6AND5 (talk) 19:23, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Neutral-- User is good at other wiki project but per Steinsplitter-BRP ever 19:05, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above, unfortunately -FASTILY 09:05, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
  Request withdrawn As Per Steinsplitter & will be back with more experience. -- Tulsi Bhagat (Talk) 10:10, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Global rename for Boxstools

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Renamer user account, requests global renamer flag. --Boxstools (talk) 05:04, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Only 25 hours ago, you've created you account, probably you want to rename your account, not want the flag itself? ~ Nahid Talk 05:37, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
  Not done. This account is currently locked. RadiX 02:25, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions

Add OTRS-member for Amortias

TYVM. Rjd0060 (talk) 19:39, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

  Done. --Stryn (talk) 19:40, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Ruthven

Thanks, --Krd 09:13, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. --Stryn (talk) 09:15, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Valepert

Thanks, --Krd 09:13, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. --Stryn (talk) 09:15, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Nbfreeh

Thanks, --Krd 13:49, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 13:50, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Aldnonymous

Thanks, --Krd 09:51, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 09:52, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Blurpeace

Thanks, --Krd 09:56, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:13, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Алый Король

Thanks, --Krd 10:02, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:13, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Kegns

Thanks, --Krd 10:05, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:13, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for GuillaumeG

Thanks, --Krd 10:09, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:13, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for User:Multichill

Thanks, --Krd 12:50, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 12:58, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for User:Starus

Thanks, --Krd 12:50, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 12:58, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for User:Sreejithk2000

Thanks, --Krd 12:50, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 12:58, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Multichill

Thanks, --Krd 16:06, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

@Krd: seems it's already done per special:diff/15335819--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:50, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, my mistake, sorry. --Krd 17:02, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for User:Green Giant

Thanks, --Krd 10:04, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 10:25, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Nagy

Thanks, --Krd 10:14, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

  Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:19, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Michal Bělka

Thanks, --Krd 14:54, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

  Done, thanks - QuiteUnusual (talk) 15:03, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Nagy

Thanks, --Krd 07:43, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

  Done - Taketa (talk) 08:04, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Kiran Gopi

Thanks, --Krd 14:34, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

  Done. -- Mentifisto 15:00, 28 February 2016 (UTC)