Steward requests/Global permissions/2018-06

Requests for global rollback permissions

Requests for global sysop permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Ans

To renew my request from last year, thanks, --Ans (talk) 05:08, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2019-06-01. — regards, Revi 08:47, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for MOSSOT

<my account is blocked following « Votre adresse IP fait partie d’une plage d’adresses bloquée sur tous les wikis. Le blocage a été fait par NahidSultan ( Le motif donné est Long-term abuse » but according to User talk:NahidSultan and Special:CentralAuth/MOSSOT, it's not true. I don't understand why my account is blocked>, thanks, --MOSSOT (talk) 07:20, 30 May 2018 (UTC)>

Can you provide the link to the block? Ruslik (talk) 17:32, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
@MOSSOT: --Alaa :)..! 05:37, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
The problem come from the Bitdefender VPN program which hides the IP address. The problem disappears when I deactivate the program. Thank you for your reply,--MOSSOT (talk) 08:29, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for BSRF

I'm a Turkish Wikimedian and because of the en:block of Wikipedia in Turkey, I have to use VPN in order to access Wikimedia projects. I have local IP block exempt on the Turkish Wikipedia but it's not enough for me to make edits on other language editions of Wikipedia, Commons or Wikidata. That's why I'm applying for global IP block exempt. Thanks in advance.--BSRF (talk) 09:11, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done --Alaa :)..! 05:37, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Nergaal

I am 90% sure that my account had an IPBE, and it is not clear to me if that permission expired or was revoked. Right now I can't even edit my talkpage on the Thanks! --Nergaal (talk) 16:46, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

@Nergaal: You don't have a global IPBE and according to the logs never had. According to your enwiki log you had IPBE there but it was removed back in 2016 when it was determined that you were no longer affected by blocks. If you are experiencing a local, enwiki, IP block please request the IPBE right on your enwiki user page. Global IPBE is only for global blocks. It won't override local ones. It appears like you requested an unblock on your user page but without information the admins there can't help you. You can use the the private system if you want but they are going to need your IP address to investigate further. You can also mention that you had IPBE previously in your request. --Majora (talk) 17:18, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the details. I can't edit my talkpage there right now but I'll see what I can do. Nergaal (talk) 17:22, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Hamishcn

When I planned to edit my userpages on enwp,I found ip I use has been global-blocked.But due to PRC's GFW,I must use VPN to visit wikipedias, so I requested IPBE on zhwp.And now, I think I need this permission to contribute on wikis besides zhwp.Thanks.-- CreampieGolden State Finals Champion 19:30, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done --Alaa :)..! 03:03, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Jon Kolbert

I have the flag on enwiki and commons, but in order to edit other projects I would need the global flag. At times it is necessary for me to edit through a VPN for privacy reasons. Jon Kolbert (talk) 17:28, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done Trusted user, locally granted elsewhere, sysop on 1 project - TNT 💖 17:32, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions

Global rename for Avocato

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 19 June 2018 17:39 UTC

Hello. I'm an admin, bureaucrat, and checkuser from I was a global renamer previously in 1 October 2014, but the permission has been removed in 5 February 2018 because of my absence recently, but now I have enough time to be here again. Regards. --Avocato (talk) 17:39, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

  •   neutral close to oppose, because Avocato inactive in since the beginning of 2017 ( is the main wiki for Avocato, and he made only 57 edits on 2017, and 67 edits on 2018), and his last edit in Meta on October 2016, so Avocato please increase your activity for acceptable limit then I'll support your request. Best --Alaa :)..! 01:55, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per A’laa, except I’ll actually oppose. We need active users with this permission. Would support in a few months if active again. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:34, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @علاء and TonyBallioni: I wouldn't ask for the permission if I haven't already put a schedule for increasing my contributions next months.--Avocato (talk) 19:00, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
I think, you should increase your activity in advanced rights you have, then ask for other advanced rights! not vice versa! --Alaa :)..! 22:48, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Per علاء. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 17:42, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose too much inactivity. --Cameron11598 (talk) 23:00, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral close to support I think based on trust the user can be given the flag since they're currently serving as bureaucrat and checkuser, but looking at severe lack of activity (<150 edits in 2 years) there's no need to assign whatever flag on virtually dormant account. Please use the flags you have now and ask for more when you're really active. I added close to support because I think this flag should have been bundled in bureaucrat group ab initio. –Ammarpad (talk) 13:41, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above. Concerns with inactivity. -FASTILY 04:02, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Per activity concerns, although they are trusted user and had the right in past, I will support in future. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:22, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Not done, no consensus. Stryn (talk) 09:10, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Global rename for ZI Jony

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 26 June 2018 19:02 UTC

Hello, I would like to request global renamer rights to help peoples to rename their username globally. Regards, ZI Jony (talk) 19:02, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

  •   Oppose less than 3000 edits, also less of experience (around 2500 edits on 2018) and there's a lot of warnings in your enwiki talk page (Most important that your rollback flag removed due to improper rollback)! --Alaa :)..! 20:16, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Applying for every right you can think of in such a short period of time is considered hat collecting and is extremely frowned upon. The multiple open requests at c:Commons:Requests for rights as well the issues at enwiki present numerous problems for me. --Majora (talk) 20:42, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose: Inexperienced. –Ammarpad (talk) 01:57, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose lacks the sort of experience required for this role. – Ajraddatz (talk) 02:03, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose no meta experience, relatively new at homewiki, really no xwiki experience. — xaosflux Talk 02:27, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above. Concerns with experience -FASTILY 04:02, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per experience issues, never saw them clerking at their home Wikipedia's username change venue. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:25, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose TonyBallioni (talk) 05:50, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above.--Faisal talk 09:21, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per Above. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 22:52, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose No involvement with the username change process on either Meta or at the English Wikipedia (which is your home wiki), and as such, no demonstration of knowledge or understanding of the process. No evident need for this user permission. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 02:48, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose: Not trusted for any additional rights. Sæn 08:22, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Majora. I closed ZI Jony's request for Commons rollback and noted the withdrawal of rollback on ENWP. Instead of requesting so many permissions, please focus on gaining experience in ordinary "bread-and-butter" editing on your home wiki (which is English Wikipedia, not Meta-wiki) e.g. reviewing drafts, writing articles, uploading policy-compliant files, reversing vandalism, using the Undo function a lot more, participating in deletion discussions etc. It is important to realise that there is a lot more to wikis than holding advanced permissions. Without ordinary editing taking place, advanced permissions are pretty much meaningless. That said, there is more to Wikimedia than just English Wikipedia (although it is important). Come back in a year with more experience on ENWP, and at least one more wiki (although edit counts are subjective, I’d suggest that 3,000 in 15 months is on the low side), and I’ll be more likely to support. Green Giant (talk) 07:59, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Not done. Stryn (talk) 14:12, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions

Global editinterface for Nemo_bis

I request an extension of 2 years for my global editinterface permission. (I admit I had forgotten it was temporary.) I've helped hundreds (?) of wikis fix their JavaScript and editors regularly ask me for help with protected pages here and there, so it seems I'm unlikely to let the permission go unused. As usual, if I'm not using the permission I'll ask for its removal.

A couple times I've almost edited a protected template without realising it was protected, so nowadays I'm a bit paranoid about checking the protection status of pages I edit. In general, several people thanked me and nobody ever complained, so I suppose I've not made any terrible mistake yet. --Nemo 15:36, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

  •   Strong support Trusted user with extensive experience in what concerns the MediaWiki interface. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 17:44, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support for one year, can always be renewed again. — xaosflux Talk 18:56, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support, no concern. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 14:42, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support TonyBallioni (talk) 14:51, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 15:31, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:59, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support? T Cells (talk) 17:14, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Petrb (talk) 18:53, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kostas20142 (talk) 19:29, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support legitimate request & no concerns.—Ah3kal (talk) 20:44, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support for two years --Krenair (talkcontribs) 21:38, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Granting Interface editor for more than one year doesn’t seem to be allowed. — regards, Revi 15:23, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support of course. Legoktm (talk) 23:20, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 21:57, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:41, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:40, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Done Interface editors: Consensus exists to promote, demonstrated need for access, 5 days discussion period fulfilled by yesterday. However the policy describes "By default, appointment will be temporary, lasting any time up to a year". Therefore granted 1 year. It can be renewed, as Xaosflux says. — regards, Revi 08:56, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Ninjastrikers

Thanks, --Krd 15:00, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done - TNT 15:07, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Kaldari

Thanks, --Krd 18:34, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 18:58, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Petrb

Hi, I had this permission three times or more, but it was always automatically removed after some time, I would like to have it again, because it helps me maintain Huggle and its configuration pages and templates, which are all over Wikimedia projects, and often protected, thanks. Petrb (talk) 18:52, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

  •   Support no issues with prior grant reported, continuing need shown. — xaosflux Talk 21:26, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support yep --Krenair (talkcontribs) 21:38, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Reasonable Need. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 21:56, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support TonyBallioni (talk) 23:59, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kostas20142 (talk) 10:17, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 15:06, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support of course Legoktm (talk) 23:20, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 21:57, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:41, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:40, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 22:02, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Done - granted for one year. – Ajraddatz (talk) 22:28, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Rock drum

Thanks, --Krd 07:57, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 09:52, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Global OTRS member for IagoQnsi

New OTRS agent, thanks, --Ruthven (msg) 05:24, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done --Alaa :)..! 05:34, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

2FA access as normal user for Micressor

So that my user account is better protected, thanks, --Micressor (talk) 06:34, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Done, please remember recovering lost 2FA is a cumbersome process and make sure you don't lose it. — regards, Revi 09:15, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

2FA access for TemTem

I am sure I won't lose my 2FA device. Thanks, im temtemhOI!!fsfdfg 11:17, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Please follow the instructions on Help:Two-factor authentication and make sure you keep a copy of the scratch codes. --Alaa :)..! 20:26, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

2FA access for Lofhi

Hi, I would like to try this feature on Wikimedia projects and possibly write comments about it on Phabricator. I already use two-factor authentication on other websites. Thank you in advance. Lofhi (talk) 17:05, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Please follow the instructions on Help:Two-factor authentication and make sure you keep a copy of the scratch codes. --Alaa :)..! 20:26, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for مصعب

Thanks, --Krd 07:18, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done.--HakanIST (talk) 07:21, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Krd Can you put the request at the bottom? Archivebot is currently not functioning and we have to archive everything manually, and I was confused as this was at the top. — regards, Revi 08:19, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
The page source comment reads to me as "put it on top". Of course I can change that, although that is not as easy as it appears. --Krd 08:40, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh, ok, changed that. The convention elsewhere, i.e. SRCU and SRP, is to put the new at the bottom, so it should be at the bottom. — regards, Revi 08:44, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Actually if you expand the template in the notice above, it says "Copy the template below to the bottom of this section...", so the hidden comment was wrong. Sorry for the confusion. — regards, Revi 08:46, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

2FA for Colin

Subject to long-term harassment from globaly blocked accounts. 2FA would reassure my account can't be hacked, thanks. Familiar with 2FA on other sites. --Colin (talk) 07:34, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Done, re-reading Help:2FA won't hurt, and also remember recovering lost 2FA is a tedious ping pong with T&S. — regards, Revi 08:20, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Timk70

Thanks, --Krd 06:01, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done --Alaa :)..! 07:00, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

2FA for Operator873

Prefer to switch to 2FA for security reasons, thanks, --Operator873 (talk) 01:13, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Please follow the instructions on Help:Two-factor authentication and make sure you keep a copy of the scratch codes. --Alaa :)..! 01:24, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

2FA for Jkadavoor

Prefer to switch to 2FA for security reasons. Wish to test and give feedback too. Thanks, --Jee 05:00, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done. @Jkadavoor: Please read the instructions at Help:Two-factor authentication carefully, and ensure you keep a secure copy of the scratch codes. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 09:26, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Green Giant. Jee 09:28, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Ecritures

Thanks, --Krd 09:00, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done.--HakanIST (talk) 09:01, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Sp5uhe

Thanks, --Krd 10:47, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

done, best regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:56, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for ShinePhantom

Thanks, --Krd 10:24, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 10:48, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Ankry

Thanks, --Krd 05:56, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done.--HakanIST (talk) 05:57, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Lucien leGrey

Thanks, --Krd 06:04, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done --Alaa :)..! 06:05, 27 June 2018 (UTC)