Steward requests/Global permissions/2016-09

Requests for global rollback permissions

Requests for global sysop permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Murbaut

Hi I'm active in all wikimedia project and I have problem with range block anonymous abuse, I already have a ipb-exempt in local, but gipb-exempt can help me to contrib more. I want to renew so hope this is can be solve it in future. thanks,--Murbaut (talk) 01:43, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Please tell us the details about the blocks affecting you, either here or mail it to stewards Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 02:06, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
Already to send Murbaut (talk) 23:49, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
  Done, per otrs:9412575. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 03:17, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Hoo man :)Murbaut (talk) 03:24, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Epicgenius

Hi. I am an active editor on English Wikipedia and a semi-active editor on several other projects. I attend an educational institution that has recently switched its routers and added a new web filter on the new routers to block out social media websites. However, this is problematic for me, as my most recent IP addresses are (talk · contribs) and (talk · contribs), which are in the range (talk · contribs). When trying to apply for local IP block exemption on enwiki (by placing an unblock request on my own talk page), I got the following error message:

Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.

The block was made by Vituzzu ( The reason given is de facto open proxy.

Start of block: 15:46, 5 August 2015

Expiration of block: 15:46, 5 August 2020

You can contact Vituzzu to discuss the block. You cannot use the "Email this user" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is, and the blocked range is Please include all above details in any queries you make.

So it turned out that the open proxy denied my edits, to my own talk page. My user account is not blocked on any wiki right now, and my last block on any wiki was 11 months ago; since then I have had a clean block log with no further disciplinary record. However, I am unable to edit globally, so I am requesting this IP block exemption. Also, I cannot make a local unblock request here because my account is *not* blocked, and my educational institution's routers' IP addresses are not blocked, but the open proxy it's connected to is blocked. When trying to send the UTRS form, I found an error because the router's IP address is This led to an error message when I tried to submit the UTRS form, saying "Your IP Address ( is not currently blocked. Is it your account that is blocked?"

Strangely, sometimes I can submit edits on my account because of this IP discrepancy (like this, but sometimes I can't (like when I was posting above). It is an intermittent status change. Epic Genius (talk) 15:18, 7 September 2016 (UTC) (And now I can't edit again. I tried editing Disney Transport but couldn't save the edit due to the global IP block. I looked up my IP address, and it is now Epic Genius (talk) 15:26, 7 September 2016 (UTC))

I also received another error message, which shows that my school's router jumps between different proxy ranges:

Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.

The block was made by Masti ( The reason given is Open proxy.

Start of block: 05:13, 6 April 2016

Expiration of block: 05:13, 6 October 2016

You can contact Masti to discuss the block. You cannot use the "Email this user" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is, and the blocked range is Please include all above details in any queries you make.

Epic Genius (talk) 17:20, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 17:33, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Epic Genius (talk) 17:35, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Redorhcal

Hi, I am requesting an Global IP exemption due to my school earning multiple bans Fairfax County Public Schools IP Talk page, preventing me from logging in and using sandbox feature, among others. I instead want to use my server SSH vpn (IP: ) with my global account to connect to Wikipedia. My 198 Section was blocked last yaer before I had control by Vito, but he directed me here. Thanks, --Redorhcal (talk) 14:34, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. Let us know if you no longer need it. – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:43, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions

Global rename for Ibrahim.ID

Not ending before 30 September 2016 20:47 UTC

Hi, I'm Bureaucrat at ArWiki, and Member in OTRS, I'm active user in many projects since 2011 and have good cross-wiki activity, I have good knowledge about Global rename policy and I want to be a global renamer to help users (specially who use Arabic usernames), thanks -- Ibrahim (talk) 20:47, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  1.   Support he is an active admin at arabic wikipedia and have always be a neutral user--مصعب (talk) 21:06, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
  2.   Oppose - Sorry, I am not seeing enough cross-wiki experience. Wikicology (talk) 14:47, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
  3.   Oppose Never seen him involved in GR stuff and per Wikicology. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:52, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
  4.   Oppose per above. KGirlTrucker81 (talk) 15:47, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
    oh please, do you check my CentralAuth well? I have active user in many projects for 5 years and get permissions, @Steinsplitter please check [1] - [2] - [3], I see now a snowball, every user vote per above, this is big injustice -- Ibrahim (talk) 16:13, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
    Since you mentioned that you get "permissions" in projects you have contributed in the last 5 years, it seems to me that you are only interested in getting permissions. Let me mention some of the projects where you got permissions. You got permission at where you only made 38 edits since 2011, Common where you made 2030 edits since 2011, en:wiki with 406 edits since 2011, tests wiki with 8 edits, Wiki data with 907 edits in which majority of the edits are automated. In general these are minor permissions that anyone can get. Your comments above gave me an impression that you are only interested in getting permissions. Wikicology (talk) 17:09, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
    @Wikicology the permissions mean = "I'm truthworthy user and qualified in many porjects", if I'm poor experience user or hatcollecting, all these people (stewards, sysops or crats) don't give me permissions, nor the community nominate me as sysop and Bureaucrat (with +33 votes, 100% support in both nominations), I know my contributions is few partly, but I don't use any tools like others, if I use it my count will be 500k edits in one month !! Is it a logical standard ?! many Bureaucrats gain (Global renamer) and their edits fewer than me, please try to ask me to make sure I'm qualified or not, don't assume bad faith, you really don't know me -- Ibrahim (talk) 18:23, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
  5.   Oppose I was considering supporting, but the attitude above makes me reconsider. --Rschen7754 16:24, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Withdrawn please close this request, everyone will vote per above, no fair chance -- Ibrahim (talk) 16:35, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
  Not done per above. Actually, it's not fair questioning the judgement of a whole community IMO. ~ Nahid Talk 20:42, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
As an observational comment, this user opposed the last two global rename permissions requests using a per above too. You can't cry injustice about getting a per above oppose vote when you do it yourself.—cyberpower ChatHello! 20:02, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
@Cyberpower678 Sorry man this is a different situation, I didn't write (Per above) I wrote (one time only) per (specific user's opinion) for shorten only and not influenced by other votes, Is that what happen here? Unfortunately No, 50 hours without any votes, as soon as one user vote "Oppose", another 3 Oppose votes in few minutes!!, Steinsplitter (although he is veteran user and I really respect him) wrote: "Never seen him involved in GR stuff" , however I involved with 3 rename requests in Aug & Sep, that's mean: he didn't check well my contributions in Meta, this is what I talking about. Anyway, I agree with NahidSultan and I'm sorry for using this words -- Ibrahim (talk) 22:03, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
Late support. I'm a bit frustrated to see the trend of wanting experience in the global rename process for candidates here. Most rename requests are currently handled through the special page, and no external comments or feedback is permitted there. At the same time, I don't feel that "clerking" of the SRUC and related pages is a useful activity. When considering users for this permission, I have two big questions in mind: Do they demonstrate enough clue to work effectively in the area, and do they plan on active participation in the role. In this case, I think the answer is yes. The candidate is an admin+crat on his homewiki, and that demonstrates both a) an understanding of local policy, and (more importantly) b) mental flexibility that will allow him to easily pick up on the global bureaucratic practices. There of course are other considerations, such as whether we need more global renamers, but I would prefer to not fill up requests with unrelated procedural comments. @Ibrahim.ID: thanks for volunteering. – Ajraddatz (talk) 22:10, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions

remove global OTRS member for MichaelMaggs

Thx. --Krd 07:53, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

  Done. --Stryn (talk) 08:12, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Bennylin

Thx. --Krd 08:02, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

  Done. --Stryn (talk) 08:12, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Samtar

Hi, I'm requesting the global interface editor permission to assist with maintaining title blacklists and interface pages on small Wikis which request it, and on larger Wikis after seeking prior agreement from the community. I have substantial experience with regex which can be demonstrated by my holding of the edit filter manager permission on the English Wikipedia (verify) and applied knowledge of JavaScript and CSS (examples). My activity on Phabricator and Gerrit will also show I have the technical aptitude required for this permission to be assigned. Thank you for your time, and I welcome any questions, -- samtar talk or stalk 10:03, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Do you have any examples of such requests by smaller wiki communities? --Vogone (talk) 21:14, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
    • @Vogone: Thanks for the question - in general I would expect to find request such as these on MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist of Wiki's listed here. As I cannot currently make these edits I have not received any such requests. I have made successful requests for additions on the English Wikipedia, which is supported by the level of regex knowledge required to be an edit filter manager -- samtar talk or stalk 16:09, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
      • I appreciate your willingness to help, but without a clearer rationale I fear granting this permission globally would be a little too much. Usually users who are granted this permission come here with a clear idea, describing what they are going to do. Kind regards, --Vogone (talk) 10:32, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
        • @Vogone: Thanks for the comments. I should have mentioned in my initial post that I've been looking at porting The Wikipedia Adventure (of which I am a developer) to other Wikimedia Wikis which request it. This will not be possible without this permission. Thank you -- samtar talk or stalk 16:42, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I think what Vogone is saying is that usually people come here with a specific, pre-approved task to do, and then this permission is granted for a specific time period to accomplish that task. I think the best way to approach this for you is to get a list of projects who want TWA or other changes, and then come here to request the technical ability to implement such changes. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 17:26, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Withdrawn by the requester. --MF-W 16:28, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Jitrixis


I'm currently a volunteer developer in javascript on mediawiki's projects. I create gadgets such as labelLister, autoEdit, etc on Wikidata. Due to lack of activity in the usage of the sysop tools and the fact that I didn't need it anymore, I lost that flag on Wikidata. Then for another reason, I requested for a grant of editinterface which I have had for 1 year and which gave me the possibility to work on that but also keeping maintenance on gadget that I've created. Now I would like to still work on those gadgets, and since I'm trainee at Wikimédia France we want to work on a guided tour on fr-wiki for the Wikimooc. So I would like to renew this permission ;)

Regards, --Jitrixis (talk) 13:32, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

  Support. Trusted user. Regards, Jules78120 (talk) 09:26, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
To be totally honest, I don't think you should have been granted the flag last time, as there was no consensus for it. If you are looking to just make changes on Wikidata, please request local permissions there instead. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 17:29, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I'm also contributing on scripts on other projects, not only Wikidata. So I didn't need to have access to all tool that an admin have, I don't need all that stuff and I also don't want to do all the works an admin does. I just would like to have access to protected template and edit prefix:MediaWiki:Gadget- pages across projects. Jitrixis (talk) 10:10, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
This message to specify that Jitrixis will also probably have to edit MediaWiki pages on frwiki for the fr:Projet:WikiMOOC (in order to use Extension:GuidedTour). Regards, Jules WMFr (talk) 11:00, 8 September 2016 (UTC) (same person as Jules78120)
And there will be also in the MOOC, courses about other projects like Commons, etc... --Jitrixis (talk) 13:36, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
Ok, so can you give us some indication of the scope of these edits? How long would you be doing them for? What specific changes would you make, and are those changes pre-approved by the respective communities? (And I still think that you should be asking for WD admin to maintain your gadgets there) -- Ajraddatz (talk) 22:54, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
  Support -Ash Crow (talk) 12:37, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose -- per the user global contributions. Wikicology (talk) 13:39, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above. KGirlTrucker81 (talk) 02:23, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - user has not demonstrated a legitimate need for the tool. -FASTILY 22:25, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Ajraddatz's question is worth answering before I can give an opinion on this. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:08, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, no consensus. Ruslik (talk) 18:02, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Jmvkrecords

thanks, --Krd 10:22, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

  Done, Linedwell (talk) 12:40, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for DatGuy

thanks, --Krd 10:28, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

  Done, Linedwell (talk) 12:40, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Alison

thanks, --Krd 16:12, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 17:13, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Global abusefilter-helper for Orlodrim

I would like to understand the actions of private global filters and be able to help users who report false positives about them on frwiki. I am a sysop and an abusefilter editor on frwiki.

Thanks, Orlodrim (talk) 20:27, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

  • No issues here, per the various similar requests in the past. But my colleagues suggest that I can't just assign the permission without some discussion. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 22:55, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I still believe this flag here is inappropriate for this use case, since it doesn't only give access to global filters, but to all filters on all wikis and on top doesn't grant you the ability to "help users who report false positives about them", since it's a read-only permission. But as long as no "global filter" group exists, I can't suggest any better place to ask for a flag providing these features either. --Vogone (talk) 01:00, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
    It is already useful to understand how the filter works to provide some advice (for instance: "there was nothing wrong with your edit, but please create a draft instead of writing this on your user page"). Orlodrim (talk) 20:19, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
    I opened an RFC to create another group (Requests for comment/Local group of abusefilter helpers). Orlodrim (talk) 21:06, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Seems like this needs a technical request (a "view private global abuse filters" group?) rather than a permission request, but I don't see any specific concerns with a permission here after inspecting their history a bit. Consider this as a "consider technical fix" > "grant permission" > "don't grant permission" preference scaling on my part. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:06, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:49, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Orlodrim (talk) 20:19, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
Please, this is not the first time you close an RFP with open questions. There is no point in having a discussion at all if it's so frequently just ignored. --Vogone (talk) 21:01, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
First, all question here are optional. The nominee can choose to answer them or not. Second, a big surprise! I actually do not see any open question in this request! Moreover I do not even see any questions at all! Ruslik (talk) 19:53, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
I fail to see how this is a relevant answer. Of course it's optional that questions are asked on a request, however, if a candidate doesn't answer them, it usually reflects badly on his request. However, that is not even the problem here, as the candidate did answer to people. The problem is rather that of 3 commenting users, 2 said that there should be a different solution to this request, and the candidate himself opened an RFC in order to create a more suitable group. So just because there are no questions with question marks in this section, that doesn't mean that there were no problems here. I think the right should not have been granted. --MF-W 22:49, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
I am not sure that unanswered questions reflect badly on the nominee. This has never been the case. They (as well as answered questions for that matter) has no influence on the result of any discussion themselves. Rather failure to answer to them can make some people oppose, which will matter, of course. As to other solutions, nobody actually proposed any specific solution. (The RFC notice was posted after I closed the discussion.) Moreover nobody actually said the permission should not be granted - the comments were about some future possibility. Taking into account that (i) the permission requested was rather insignificant (ii) similar requests had been routinely granted before and (iii) that there were not any opposes I judged that a consensus existed to grant it. Postponing decision on this request until the RFC is completed would mean that the user would not be able to get necessary information for many weeks as the creation of a local usergroup requires a developer action after getting a clear consensus. Ruslik (talk) 20:42, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
Re-tagged as done. Concerns seem to be addressed. – Ajraddatz (talk) 18:45, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Burgundo

thanks, --Krd 09:19, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Done ~ Nahid Talk 10:06, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Avraham

thanks, --Krd 10:16, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

@Krd: I guess, you meant, add? ~ Nahid Talk 13:58, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
Negative, but i meant a different account. Corrected now, thank you! --Krd 14:02, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
Done. ~ Nahid Talk 14:03, 29 September 2016 (UTC)