Steward requests/Global permissions/2016-07

Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for HakanIST

Not ending before 30 June 2016 16:46 UTC

I've been an active member of SWMT, constantly monitoring #cvn-sw and have access to revert tools in few wikis, I'd like to use the global tool. Thanks. --HakanIST (talk) 16:46, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

  •   Support active and trustworthy user, good cross-wiki experience, no issues. Defender (talk) 17:03, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support eurodyne (talk) 17:52, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support user is active in cross-wiki countervandalism. A quick check over their recent reverts shows very few errors, and they would obviously benefit from these few extra permissions. Thanks for volunteering :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 23:10, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Enough cross-wikiness.-- Earth Saver (talk) at 06:52, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. User is active in cross-wiki countervandalism. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 10:16, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. Long overdue for the tool. Wikicology (talk) 16:21, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support - I think he will make good use of the tool. -Barras talk 16:48, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Cross-wiki work demonstrated. The tool will come good. Alvaro Molina (Let's Talk) 17:06, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Natuur12 (talk) 21:17, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 15:35, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, looks alright. Quite good crossactivity and xWikiness, even though not the highest level of actual xwiki reverts. But all in all the impression of the xwiki cvn work done is very positive, which makes me think this is a reasonable request. --Vogone (talk) 12:45, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 07:34, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:29, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support good cross wikiness --Kayser Ahmad (talk) 03:55, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support, of course.--Syum90 (talk) 16:15, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

  Done. Clear consensus to promote. RadiX 03:40, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Global rollback for Leitoxx

Hi.I have been an active member of SWMT, constantly monitoring # cvn-sw, and have access to revert tools in few wikis, so when I do it manually reverse. I think global rollback rights would be very useful for me and would make my work a lot easier.Thanks in advanced Leitoxx Work • Talk • Mail 00:59, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Not ending before 23 July 2016 00:59 UTC
  •   Support: Seems to have enough cross-wikiness.Deleted for the reason of other users mentioned below.- Earth Saver (talk) at 02:46, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose You had your adminship removed on es.wikiversity for abusing multiple accounts [1] and for using the admin tools to hide the creation of the new account. --Rschen7754 04:31, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Enough cross-wiki countervandalism, my oppose is mostly per Rschen7754. Use of admin tools to cover up sockpuppetry and supporting your own RFA on the Spanish Wikiversity is incredibly worrying, even if it was over two years ago. If you're able to explain a little more about the circumstances surrounding that, I might consider striking my oppose, but for now, I can't support this request. Omni Flames (talk) 10:11, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose hat collecting. Natuur12 (talk) 10:20, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above.--Grind24 (talk) 17:09, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Neutral What Rschen7754 mentioned above is enough for a community ban. Such deceitful and uncollegial behavior is unacceptable for a community built on trust. I believe several editors will surely oppose this request on the basis of that deceptive act. I understand that it happened a long time ago and that's why I am reluctant to oppose this request at the moment. However, can you comment on this allegation and the motive behind your behavior then? We do understand that the global rollback rights would be very useful for you and would make your work a lot easier but can you tell us why we should trust you with this tool, considering your antecedent on es.wikiversity ? Wikicology (talk) 20:29, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Given the 20 or so additional user rights you have (most of them being autopromoted rights), you do in fact appear to be hat collecting. I don't think global rollback is a good idea for a user who has had their sysop rights revoked for abusing multiple accounts. Music1201 talk 21:00, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Neutral, per Wikicology's comment. --Ks-M9 Talk (es-wiki) 23:25, 21 July 2016 (UTC).
  Not done. RadiX 03:59, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for DAR7

Not ending before 21 July 2016 15:42 UTC

I would like to be the global administrator Meta Wikimedia because I think I'm familiar with all the policies and recommendations of all the Wikipedias of all languages spoken in the world, so that my articles on history and geography of Brazil and my state of Paraná be improved, for example, in the Wikipedias of English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch languages, because there one of them have very few contributions and also why the administrator tool allows autorreview. Moreover, with this status I can: reverse vandalism, copyright violations, block and unblock users in all Wikipedias of all languages spokens around the world, among other tasks. DAR7 (talk) 15:42, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

  •   Oppose The wikipedia language projects listed above are not applicable to global sysops; additionally global contributions do not show a high level of cross-wiki work on projects that would benefit from a global sysop. — xaosflux Talk 17:25, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose This user isn't a sysop anywhere on Wikimedia, in fact, they don't have any additional user rights on any WMF project. The user also has edits only on nine different projects, and only on two of them do they have over 50 edits. Additionally, they don't really seem to understand what permissions this right actually grants. Omni Flames (talk) 05:59, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose You don't need the mop to be a valuable editor. Wikicology (talk) 19:40, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose misunderstanding of the role, lack of experience, no need for the global sysop bit. Please take a good look through SWMT and GS for more information on this role and its scope. Ajraddatz (talk) 19:56, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose This person wants power only. MechQuester (talk) 22:49, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose No particular need for the bit, instead of hat collecting, gain more experience by reverting vandalism massively at about 40 small wikis. --Pokéfan95 (talk) 03:55, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch Wikipedias have opted out of global sysop, and even if they weren't, using global sysop would be against the global sysop policy because they all have well over 10 administrators. Also, you don't appear to have a need for these tools. Music1201 talk 07:25, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose No. Never. User has no idea about the GS Bit, only wants to have the glory to say I'm a GS. --Pratyya (Hello!) 13:15, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose well intentioned editor in Wikipedia (pt). He didn't understand what it takes to be a GS, only that. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 20:33, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose You can revert bad changes without GS; the blocking other users part I have a concern, and since you are saying "I think I am familiar with the policies", I don't have confidence in supporting this because it's not 100% certain. Tropicalkitty (talk) 22:42, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose You're not sysop in any project so you lack experience account for the use of sysop tools. And again, I've never seen you in small Wikipedia that have less than 500 000, 250 000 and 100 000 items. You are present in 9 projects, little for a global sysop. Good luck Apipo1907 (talk) 11:31, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
  Not done It makes no sense to continue this discussion. Ruslik (talk) 17:48, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Global sysop for Apipo1907

Hello community. Now I introduce myself to the status of global syso after a few weeks of thinking even if I am a relatively new contributor.


I am Congolese by birth, living Brazzaville. I have a global account but my main account on the francophone Wikipedia where I autopatrol. I also made some changes on the Italian and English Wikipedia and Commons. I am sysop on Wikipedia Lingala which has a small community.

For tools?

After reading all the recommendations I had a need tools to fight against vandalism in Wikipedia small that I travel frequently. This will allow me to invest myself more in the projects of the WMF. I will then use them to remove unnecessary pages that I can find on my visit, revoke, remove copyright, old block vandals. From this, I promise to take care especially very small Wikipedia. In case I am elected, nothing would prevent me from taking care of small projects. Apipo1907 (talk) 18:08, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

  •   Oppose user has little cross-wiki experience and activity. Not now, but in the meantime take a look at SWMT. eurodyne (talk) 18:20, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose, per Eurodyne, not now. --Stang 02:33, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Eurodyne. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 02:55, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Not now, sorry. ~riley (talk) 08:06, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Not yet, but I will consider supporting after some months of activity in the SWMT. Thanks for applying. Defender (talk) 14:33, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Come back after more experience in cross-wiki countervandalism and other maintenance work and I'll be happy to support you, but not yet. Omni Flames (talk) 02:28, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose With only 9 months tenure and less than 5000 global edits, I cannot support giving global sysop to you. Music1201 talk 19:55, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose, per Eurodyne and Defender.--Syum90 (talk) 11:04, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Moral neutral because I don't want to stack opposes. Thank you for applying for GS, but you need to get some more experience by reverting cross-wiki vandalism. I recommend you to join SWMT. After you get enough cross-wiki experience, feel free to apply again. Thank you! --Pokéfan95 (talk) 11:20, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Moral neutral since I don't want to stack opposes too .Per Eurodyne, not now, thanks for volunteering.- Earth Saver (talk) at 11:02, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Neutral I hate to pile on. Please come back when you have enough cross-wiki experience. Wikicology (talk) 05:14, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose, per Eurodyne. --Kayser Ahmad (talk) 14:18, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose ~riley (talk) 00:26, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Grind24 (talk) 17:12, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  Not done no point in continuing this thread. Matanya (talk) 17:17, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption

Requests for global rename permissions

Requests for other global permissions

add global OTRS member for Pratyya Ghosh

Thanks, --Krd 07:54, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done, Linedwell (talk) 08:22, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Guillaume70

Thanks, --Krd 07:03, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

  Not done Already a member of OTRS global group. Ruslik (talk) 11:32, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Reopened, "remove" was meant, sorry for the trouble. --Krd 12:20, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  Done. Linedwell (talk) 12:23, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for izoozo

Arabic-speaking users in a few OTRS, thanks, --Izoozo (talk) 22:40, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

@Izoozo: If you want to apply to become an OTRS member, you're looking for OTRS/Volunteering. Stewards will only accept requests here which come from OTRS administrators. Omni Flames (talk) 23:11, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Not done per Omni Flames. ~ Nahid Talk 11:55, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Fredddie

Thx. --Krd 06:50, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 06:53, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Ellywa

Thx. --Krd 08:59, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 09:31, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Helfmann

Thx. --Krd 08:19, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

done, einsbor talk 08:41, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Bsadowski1

Thx. --Krd 16:08, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Done ~ Nahid Talk 16:12, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Felipe Schenone

Hello, I request the global-interface-editor permission because I'm involved in a growing number of cross-wiki technical projects that require constant edits to the MediaWiki namespace. This leads me to repeatedly request help to admins such as XanaG (Spanish Wikipedia), Rillke (Commons) and more recently Jtneill (English Wikiversity) and Salvidrim (English Wikipedia). Some weeks ago I got a grant to enhance the ProveIt gadget which involves spreading it to the top ten Wikipedias, serving it from Commons and connecting it to Wikidata. This will lead me to request edits to admins in at least ten Wikipedias, plus Commons and Wikidata. Furthermore, I'm the main developer of the WikiWidgets project which requires constant edits to the MediaWiki namespace at Commons and the Wikipedias that adopt it (so far only the Spanish Wikipedia, but more are likely to come). Also, when I'm done with the grant, I want to develop the Wikidialectics project, which requires more edits to the MediaWiki namespace, and bring some order to the chaos that is the gadget landscape, which will require countless edits to the MediaWiki namespace in pretty much every Wikimedia wiki. Needless to say, getting the global-interface-editor permission will not lead me to bypass the need for community consensus before adding gadgets and stuff, but if consensus is achieved, it will make implementation and maintenance much easier.

I've been a constant contributor to several projects since 2008. My home project is the Spanish Wikipedia, but I also contribute to the English Wikipedia, the Spanish Wikiversity, Commons, MediaWiki, Meta and a bit on other projects. I don't have special rights on any project HOWEVER I'm trusted power user and a professional MediaWiki freelancer (Upwork profile) with years of experience using the software. I install, configure, migrate, update, fix and do all sort of things with the software on a daily basis since 2013. I created many extensions and contributed to others, developed several skins (see my site and a bit of core code (Phabricator profile). I'm developing a new potential Wikimedia project, Wikinet, and two sophisticated wiki projects outside Wikimedia ( and I got a grant to travel and participate in two MediaWiki Hackathons, Amsterdam 2013 (link) and Jerusalem 2016 (link) and attended the Wikimania 2009 in my home city Buenos Aires (link) where I also participate of my local Wikimedia Chapter (link). All this is to say that although I don't have special rights on any Wikimedia wiki yet (because I never requested them, imho) I nevertheless understand the power and responsibility that come with the global-interface-editor permission I request. Thanks for your time and consideration. --Felipe (talk) 02:45, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

  •   Support Ruslik (talk) 12:21, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ks-M9 Talk (es-wiki) 14:08, 22 July 2016 (UTC).
  • Request seems valid and useful. But please note you should only use this permission on request of the larger communities (e.g. being tasked with the maintenance of a certain tool), not out of own initiative to avoid conflicts with the local communities. Thanks. --Vogone (talk) 15:24, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Valid request from a trusted user who has a clear need for the tools. Music1201 talk 20:27, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Per Vogone. Omni Flames (talk) 22:37, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted user and useful request.- Earth Saver (talk) at 03:39, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2017-07-25. After a short period of consideration as indicated above, there is support to grant Felipe Schenone the tools requested. I further add that the user should take special care with what Vogone said on not using the tool without permission from the communities to avoid issues. Per custom, the right is only granted on a temporary basis so I've scheduled this right to be removed in one year since today. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 09:28, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, and as mentioned in my request: "getting the global-interface-editor permission will not lead me to bypass the need for community consensus before adding gadgets and stuff". You'll see, cheers! --Felipe (talk) 18:48, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Taiwania Justo

Thanks, --Krd 08:24, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done, Linedwell (talk) 08:53, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Majora

Thanks, --Krd 08:27, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done, Linedwell (talk) 08:53, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for BU Rob13

Thanks, --Krd 07:53, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 08:31, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Mohamed Ouda

Thanks, --Krd 08:01, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 08:31, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for JeanBono

Thanks, --Krd 09:01, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 09:36, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Barras

Thanks, --Krd 12:33, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 12:45, 27 July 2016 (UTC)