Steward requests/Global permissions/2019-12

Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Sotiale

Not ending before 16 December 2019 11:25 UTC

Hi everyone! I would like to request the global rollback tool. Please check my userpage and SUL info for basic information (edits, xwiki activities, toolkits, etc). I have rollback tool (included in sysop toolkit) on some wikis, so I know the basic usage. And I have experiences of 1500+ revert edits through small wiki monitor (it does not include RfD edits and revert edits of wikis where I have toolkit or had in the past). Also sometimes reported spambots and cross-wiki abuse using Twinkle or IRC. I mainly used TwinkleGlobal and sometimes SWViewer. My first participation in SWMT was in 2012, but I haven't participated since mid-2013. A large number of revert edits have recently been made.

Because I am a human, I can make mistakes. I tried to re-check the page history and users' contribution list. After that, I tried to check block records, cross-wiki contributions and interwiki links(=through Wikidata) to reduce mistakes. If I found my mistake, I repaired it myself. I feel I will not abuse this tool. So I hereby post a request here. Thank you in advance for your precious review. --Sotiale (talk) 11:25, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

  Promoted by Matiia per community consensus. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 04:56, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Oh, this is very strange, I was sure my edit was saved. Matiia (talk) 05:00, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Thank you all! --Sotiale (talk) 11:25, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for WhitePhosphorus

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 12 December 2019 16:44 UTC

Hi. I would like to request for global sysop toolkits to help deal with the spambots and vandals, and do some interface maintenance as well on small wikis.

I have been serving as interface admin and sysop on both zhwiki and zhwikibooks since 2017, which are typical large and small wikis respectively, from that I gained adequate experience mainly on anti-vandalism, abusefilter, templates and interface editing. I'm also a sysop of zhwikiversity but more focus on fighting against occasionally appearing LTAs there. I carried out a lot anti-vandalism work globally especially after obtained global rollback permission on Oct. 2019, with the aid of various handy tools like SWViewer and TwinkleGlobal. You can find me on cvn, gs and stewards IRC channels too.

My language knowledge generally covers Chinese and several of its dialects/variants (besides English for communication), and I live in UTC+8 timezone now (may change in future but will still make up a significant proportion). Thus, I hope I could supply the GS team with more diversity.

I have already enabled 2FA since I'm a local interface admin. Regards, WhitePhosphorus (talk) 16:44, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

  •   Strong support Yes!-MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:52, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support We need more active and competent GS to counter attacks by LTAs! Keep up the good work! Masum Reza 22:51, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 06:17, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- CptViraj (📧) 08:39, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support -- (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 08:49, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Obviously capable, with a caveat that if you need to edit interface, that may be out of the traditional scope of GS which is to deal with clear crosswiki vandals and it will be better to apply the Global Interface Editor group as well. Thanks for serving. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:33, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the admonition, I know the scope and would like to handle some GS wiki interface related requests in SRM (e.g. this and this one) if elected, and will leave it to local IAs if there are active ones. In general, I'd like to serve as a backup IA on small wikis and be called on necessary, but don't have a specific task to deal with so not going to run for GIE yet :) --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 13:52, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Vermont (talk) 15:09, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. —Sgd. Hasley 16:27, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support per Vermont. -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 20:33, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --Rschen7754 20:34, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support--eldarado 20:53, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support --94rain Talk 08:13, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --Esteban16 (talk) 12:50, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   SupportAjraddatz (talk) 15:01, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support competent and trusted. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:33, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --BRP ever 04:36, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Valid use case, looks fine to my eyes. Leaderboard (talk) 16:38, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 03:32, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support ~riley (talk) 03:35, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support -J. Ansari Talk 09:00, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support--Turkmen talk 11:57, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted --Geonuch (talk) 04:11, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 11:21, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support No red flags, trusted. --Kostas20142 (talk) 20:24, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support(o´ω`o)و盯白磷--Zyksnowy (talk) 15:35, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 18:38, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 03:14, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support sysop on significant project. Global sysop is not a big deal at all, so should be granted on request when there is a potential use and trust has been established in the primary language group. TonyBallioni (talk) 23:09, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your helping. --Sotiale (talk) 14:19, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
    @Sotiale: I take it you support this candidate? Masum Reza 14:31, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
    Of course, my opinion is in favor. Stewards can know my opinion without {{s}} template. --Sotiale (talk) 14:39, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 08:20, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support--Streetdeck Talk) 11:02, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Strong support. —— Eric Liu留言百科用戶頁 12:25, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --DannyS712 (talk) 03:12, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
    •   Done, clear consensus. Trijnsteltalk 23:08, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Majavah

Hello. I would like to request a global IP block exemption to use a VPN while editing over a public network. I already have local exemption on the English Wikipedia, however I do sometimes need to edit other wikis, such as Commons or Wikidata. Best regards, Majavah (talk) 18:17, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 21:03, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 沈澄心

I am a user from Mainland China, so I can't visit some Wikimedia project without the help of proxy tools. I want to contribute to Chinese Wikiquote, which is blocked in Mainland China now, but there is no local IP block exempt policy on that wiki. I also want to edit another Wikipedia project, especially enwiki and jawiki. Could you please give me a global IPBE? Thanks! (I can visit these wikis by using Accesser, with whose help I can edit Wikipedia without IPBE. However, this tool cannot run on Android phones currently.) -- 05:49, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:44, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 李瞬生

Hello, I'm a user from Mainland China, where Wikipedia is technically prohibited. I cannont visit the sites without the help of proxy tools. However, all of the tools I can find is blocked from editting Wikipedia. Gained the IPBE of zhwp though, I'm looking forward to a global IPBE to edit any Wikipedia project, especially enwiki and jawiki. Thanks.--李瞬生 (talk) 10:55, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:42, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Painjet

I am a user from Mainland China and already have IP block exempt for I'd like to upload some pictures to, where my account has been blocked recently. I will appreciate it if you could give me the Global IP block exempt. --Painjet (talk) 12:13, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:42, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Wcr1993

I am a user in mainland China. Because of the great firewall, I had to use an agent to visit wiki. I applied for the exemption from the Chinese IP ban of Wikipedia and succeeded. Recently, I found that wikishare resources could not upload documents. I found that IP was banned and could not upload any documents. So I applied for the IP global exemption to facilitate the upload of documents in wikishare resources. Thank you! --Wcr1993 (talk) 13:20, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:00, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Zyksnowy

I am a user from mainland China and often have to use an open proxy to access wikimedia sites. For example: Wikidata, Wikicommoms....
Thanks, --Zyksnowy (talk) 15:11, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:03, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Huhu9001

I am from mainland China and often have to use an open proxy to access wikimedia sites (By saying "often" I mean GFW's block of wikimedia sites is quite random). Although I already have exemptions in en:wp and en:wt, it is still inconvenient when sometimes I want to edit other might-be related projects like en:ws or ja:wp, or to upload files. Thus I apply for an global exemption. Thanks, --Huhu9001 (talk) 10:12, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:02, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Luis2019-2

This user is blocked globally, but will have a IP Global Block from this user blocked globally, thanks, --Luis2019-3 (talk) 17:41, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

  Not done. Account is locked and should not edit anyway. Is it your account? -- Tegel (Talk) 17:42, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
  Oppose, but it will have a IP Global Block for --Luis2019-3 (talk) 17:44, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
That IP-address is not globally locked. -- Tegel (Talk) 17:46, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Iphoneuser88

<I live in China. I can not edit many wikipedia because firewall>, thanks, --Iphoneuser88 (talk) 18:12, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:35, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Lab06 N

I am from mainland China and need to use a proxy, thanks. --Lab06 N (talk) 07:40, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:42, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Hindusanatandharma

I am new in here,I cant save or edit anything. Please dont what I was done any wrong. Please help me to edit. thanks, --Hindusanatandharma (talk) 14:09, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 09:33, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for IP Range of WikiLoop Battlefield


I am a developer, and we are building a counter-vandalism tool called WikiLoop Battlefield, and here is its source code. We recently start to roll out Oauth login and in-place revert feature. When we move our test from localhost to our dev and canary(staging) environment, we noticed that we received the following error.

{ "error": { "code": "globalblocking-ipblocked-range", "info": "'''Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.''' The block was made by [// Jon Kolbert] ( The reason given is ''[[NOP|Open Proxy]]: Webhost: Contact [[m:Special:Contact/stewards|stewards]] if you are affected ''. * Start of block: 2019-07-23T12:01:56 * Expiration of block: 2021-01-23T11:01:56 You can contact [// Jon Kolbert] to discuss the block. You cannot use the \"Email this user\" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your [[Special:Preferences|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.", "*": "See for API usage. Subscribe to the mediawiki-api-announce mailing list at <> for notice of API deprecations and breaking changes." }, "servedby": "mw1346" }

We host our server on Heroku, does it mean that the IP address of heroku is being blocked globally for MediaWiki API? Can we apply to be whitelisted for our legit use-case?

Thank you!

Xinbenlv (talk)


@Xinbenlv: Heroku is a shared host, and Wikimedia discourages hosting service in third-party shared hosts (it may host VPN or reverse proxy, which can hide users' IP address). You should either:
  • Move the project to Toolforge (recommended) or Cloud VPS
  • Create a edit service in Toolforge similar to toollabs:widar, and invoke the service (you must use GET or JSONP, Cloud does not support POST from third-party service) in the project (not recommended, this may have security issues)

--GZWDer (talk) 18:41, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

@GZWDer: thank you.
First sorry I just noticed I didn't use the template (which doesn't apply to IP range extemption for al IPs), I updated it.
Second, here we are building an app that requires a user to login with Oauth. We only conduct edit on-behalf of loged-in users and their username will show up.
3rdly, with respect to your suggestion, We've considered porting the project to Toolforge but we are waiting for the Toolforge to support modern Kubernates
It is not particularly feasible for all users to rely on IP addresses because as many of people who submit for permissions here, IP addresses are only largely available in USA and a few developed countries who took part in early Internet infrastructure development discussions. Many other countries they have to rely on NAT that shares limited IP addresses. Our app hope to expand to all language locales to help users with counter-vandalism efforts. If we block IP addresses, it will reduce the access of these users from Non-USA/developed countries who would like to help.
In summary, can we apply for unblocking any IP addresses if we have allowed users to identify themselves with login? Thank you!

Xinbenlv (talk) 21:21, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

all, I don't know who to send this argument to... Xinbenlv (talk) 10:36, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
I start a discussion en:User:Xinbenlv/Propose:Allow_Login_Users_By_Default_When_IP_Range_Blocked
There is a block configurations to let logged in users edit while on blocked IP: However we usually do not allow it on NOP blocks. We cannot let anyone using your tool be exempt from the block, this is a software restrictions. There's just no way to do that. And since we are not going to unblock AWS — thus Heroku — I think your only bet is to follow GZWDer's advice. — regards, Revi 07:54, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
@-revi:, @GZWDer: thanks for answering. How about the following solutions sound to admins?
  1. if we use certain way to crypt-sign a request from our app's server, can you grant app-specific exception for this use-case? (rather than unblocking all IP-addresses but unblockgin all users who have signed in and use our app)?
  2. if we managed to find a fixed IP address, can you unblock individual IP address of the one that we use for our webapp?
Xinbenlv (talk) 22:37, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
#1: There's no such feature(tm) to do so. #2: I think I can do that, with two conditions: You notify us when you stop your project (thus releasing the IP to the shared pool) and you absolutely always require authentication. — regards, Revi 04:40, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: thank you! Yes. We are likely to use at most 3 IP addresses at this moment:
  • for dev
  • for canary (staging)
  • for prod
and I agree to both terms: we will absolutely require authentication(in fact you can just allow only login users to edit from these IP addresses) and we will notify you when we stop project and release the IP to the shared pool. (once the Toolforge support mount on Root or custom domain, or we are approved for WMF Cloud VPS)
Xinbenlv (talk) 06:13, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Note individual IPs can not be globally whitelisted (phab:T42439). They can only be whitelisted locally.--GZWDer (talk) 19:58, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
@GZWDer:, thank you!
Do I understand it correctly that both the global and local needs to unblock the IP for any IP address to be used? While I will work on applying for individual local wiki's IP whitelist approve, can I ask why individual IPs can not be globally whitelisted? In particular, is it a policy or a technical reason?
  1. If it's a policy, I'd argument by fixing the static IP, it's no longer an Open Proxy since being reserved and occupied by an application, a random internet user cannot use it. Given that we promise that we only authenticate users, it's a fixed set of users (only registered Wikipedian users) rather than open to public.
  2. If it's a technical issue, I'd argument previously we are blocking IP range IP1 to IP3, now if we have a static IP2 to unblock, you can block [IP1, IP2), (IP2, IP3]
Dear global admins, what do you think? Thank you!
Xinbenlv (talk) 21:35, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Please let me know if there are other information you would love me to provide accompanying this application Xinbenlv (talk) 22:49, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
It's a technical reason. We simply cannot globally whitelist individual IP addresses, even if we wanted to. Trijnsteltalk 23:06, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
@Trijnstel: thank you for your answer. Can you help me understand how that is not technically possible? I suggested that you can unblock [IP1, IP2), (IP2, IP3] instead of the range [IP1,IP3]? Or what are alternatives if you could kindly suggest? Xinbenlv (talk) 02:54, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
@RonaldB: What can you tell me about the IP address Currently the whole /16 IP range has been blocked and I don't think it's possible/desired to unblock a part of it, but perhaps you can advice? Trijnsteltalk 18:47, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
@RonaldB:, @Trijnstel:, @GZWDer:, @-revi:, thank you, do I understand it correctly that you are helping us to find the technical solutions because there is no other concerns in the policy aspects right? If there are policy concern, could we discuss policy concern in the meanwhile? Xinbenlv (talk) 00:41, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
@Trijnstel:, the range (and that includes belongs to Amazon AWS (not the shop, but the server hosting part of that corporation). That is a very large range and I'm pretty sure that there are thousands of much smaller ranges included, altogether used for cloud hosting/services. On nlwiki I don't block the whole /9, but when I notice abuse and suspect a VPN behind that, I block a /16 within that /9 range. Not sure, but something similar might have happened in this case as well. - Rgds RonaldB (talk) 00:50, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  Not done The request has nothing to do with global ip block exemptions as they can only apply to specific accounts. Ruslik (talk) 09:41, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Lifehome

Hi everyone, I am from Hong Kong and during the past six months, the government has implicitly harden their internet censorship, and also due to the social movement, ISPs are not trustworthy as they were in the past, as government can block and/or intrude network traffics.

For now I use multiple VPN and circumvention to browse multiple language of wikipedia, it is however, especially using Tor, I will run into difficulties that I cannot browse Wikipedia or WikiCommons normally. Thus I am hoping to apply the status of global IP block exemption, thank you very much. Lifehome (talk) 15:20, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 09:35, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for MrBingxin

I have to use proxy to edit wikipedia, because i'm living i need some help, thanks. --MrBingxin (talk) 14:24, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 11:54, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 波斯波莉斯

Hello,I am a Wikipedian who live in PRC now.Inorder to edit and upload some pictures,I have to use VPN and SSR.Please give me an IP block exemption so that I can edit and upload pictures.Thank you very much.--波斯波莉斯 (talk) 11:53, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

波斯波莉斯,   granted, enjoy. --Base (talk) 00:52, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Zhujianfei

Hello, I am in mainland China now. I need to use proxy browser to edit and upload pictures. Please give me an IP block exemption so that I can edit and upload pictures. Thanks!(My English is so bad that I must copied other’s word.Please forgive me.)--Zhujianfei (talk)

Zhujianfei,   granted. Enjoy and don't worry about English :) --Base (talk) 00:55, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 霜奶仙

Hello, I am in mainland China now. I need to use proxy browser to edit and upload pictures. Please give me an IP block exemption so that I can edit and upload pictures. --霜奶仙 (talk) 05:09, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

霜奶仙,   granted, enjoy. --Base (talk) 00:50, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 宝安区浩哥

I am come from The People's Republic of China, so I have to use VPN to visit Wikipedia. My IP address has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis.And I sometimes upload some photos on Wikimedia Commons. So I Want apply Global IP Block Exemption.Thanks. --宝安区浩哥 (talk) 09:54, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:27, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Charlie_fong

I'm a contributor from PRC, I have to use the VPN to visit Wikipedia and Wikicommons. I want continue upload some photo about historical remains, and connect to Wikipedia, include Zh, EN, JP etc. So I need IP block exemption. thanks. PS: as a senior contributor,I fully understood the principle of wikipedia.——Charlie fong (talk) 09:52, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 10:03, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Telluride

I'm from Iran and my ISP keeps blocking and unblocking international websites .I need to use a VPN for a stable connection to wikis. As my global account information shows, I'm active on multiple wikis. Thanks, --Telluride (talk) 09:36, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:31, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Classy Melissa

I often need to use public Wi-Fis around for internet connection. Earlier today, on a public library's network, I saw something resembling an MITM attack[1], so I feel the need to get a VPN to bolster my security. Thanks, --Classy Melissa (talk) 12:15, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:27, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Ilovu3000

<Hello, I am using a VPN to allow me access to sites as I am a global traveller and the International Coordinator for a group which regularly runs Wiki-thons. Here is a link to a recent project I am multilingual and edit in several languages. Please allow me a GIPBE so that I can upload my edits and continue on with a project with a local Wikipedia office for #100wikidays >, thanks, Ilovu3000

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:24, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for VulpesVulpes825

<Hi, I am currently located in China Mainland and cannot edit Wikipedia since VPN IP address is typically blocked. Since I edit in multiple wikimedia projects, it will be the best option for me to request a global IP block exempt permission rather than asking it on multiple projects>, thanks, --VulpesVulpes825 (talk) 07:19, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:25, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Ruanlong

<Requires global exemption for refurbishment of old entries,>, thanks, --Ruanlong (talk) 11:07, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 16:12, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Partytemple

Hello, my IP was recently blocked after it showed up as a proxy on the API Checker. I am not using a proxy, though. The IP address is from the router I use. The source for the report on the API Checker is IP Quality Score, but the actual website also says my IP is not a proxy. All other sources on the API Checker says I'm not a proxy. Why is there this discrepancy? I've been using this IP since the creation of my account, and other admins have used CheckUser on me before without problem. Can someone review my IP again, and perhaps add it as an exemption? Thanks. Partytemple (talk) 05:29, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

@Partytemple: Is the block that you are affected by local or global? Ruslik (talk) 17:26, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Local as in only in one wiki? I just checked if I could edit on the French wiki, and I could. I guess it's only the English wiki? Partytemple (talk) 17:32, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
If it is a local block, you will need a local IP block exemption. Global exemption works only for global blocks. Ruslik (talk) 17:45, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
  Not done Ruslik (talk) 08:13, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Zanhe

I'm a regular editor at English Wikipedia. Travelling in China right now, I'm forced to use VPN to access Wikipedia, but need an IP block exemption to edit articles. Thanks, --Zanhe (talk) 16:37, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

For how long do you need it? Ruslik (talk) 08:12, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
For about two weeks. Zanhe (talk) 16:22, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
  Done for 1 month. Ruslik (talk) 19:36, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Gereon K.

I often take Flixbusses for long distance travel. Often the IP of Flixbusses is blocked. I am admin on de.wikipedia and can give myself the IP block exempt user right there. But for each other project I have to request for it indivudally. I often edit Commons, Wikidata, nl.wikipedia, Meta and other projects as well. Thank you very much in advance. --Gereon K. (talk) 13:32, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

@Gereon K.: On de-wiki, as admin, you should have no problems with IP blocks, as this right is included in your adminrights, see en:Special:ListGroupRights (Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks (ipblock-exempt)) or de:Spezial:Gruppenrechte (Ausnahme von IP-Sperren, automatischen Sperren und Rangesperren (ipblock-exempt)). Of course this doesn't help on other projects. --Der-Wir-Ing ("DWI") talk 14:18, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
@Der-Wir-Ing: Strangely enough "IP-Sperren-Ausgenommener" is optional on de.wp, even for Admins: [2]. --Gereon K. (talk) 15:11, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
@Gereon K.: Kind of. ipblock-exempt right is included in the admin toolset but IPBE group has an extra right "torunlocked". which is why you can not edit via Tor unless you gain membership of that group. Masum Reza📞 09:10, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
I am not planning using TOR. I just sometimes use WiFi nets that have an IP block. --Gereon K. (talk) 10:19, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
@Gereon K.: Highly trusted user. Global IP block exempt flag granted. --Green Giant (talk) 01:07, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 點樣

Hello I am from China and I want to apply this so I can edit by proxy thank you! --點樣 (talk) 13:35, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:29, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions

Requests for 2 Factor Auth tester permissions

2FA Tester for Agucova

My account has been compromised before, and I would like to have 2FA as an extra method of authentication. I'm fine with testing, thanks in advance, --Agucova (talk) 18:32, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:11, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Mezzomix

2FA is highly recommended on a public site like wikipedia - so please enroll me, thanks, --Mezzomix (talk) 15:45, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Have you read the documentation? Ruslik (talk) 19:12, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes. I have the technical background & Apps installed to use it. Mezzomix (talk) 08:47, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:40, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Mercy11

Hi. I have read the Help page. Requested for added security, thanks, --Mercy11 (talk) 10:13, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Felibb

Hi. I have read the Help page. Requesting 2FA for added security, thanks, --Felibb (talk) 16:19, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:12, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Literae7

Read Help page, needed for added security and protection, thanks, --Literae7 (talk) 12:38, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:08, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for ShreyasMinocha

Hi. Please enable 2FA for my account. I have read the Help page. Thanks. —ShreyasMinocha (talk) 16:59, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:41, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Centrixx

Hello, I'm trying to enable 2FA wherever I can and have read the help page, thanks, --Centrixx (talk) 19:08, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:34, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for chitta

I have read the Help Page. Seeing increased password resets on my account.

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:35, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for GSK

Received an email notification that my account had multiple attempted logins, so better safe than sorry; this is an account I'd rather not lose. I have read the Help page, thanks, --GSK (talk) 20:33, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:51, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for MTCoster

My password manager suggested that I should set up 2FA for my Wikipedia account, which I didn't realise was an option until I looked into it! I've read through the help page already. Thanks, --MTCoster (talk) 21:40, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 09:30, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for jianglai

I have read the document regarding 2FA. Requesting 2FA for added security. Thanks, --Jianglai (talk) 19:57, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 04:58, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Deshi19

I have read the 2FA help page. Requesting 2FA for added security, thanks, --Deshi19 (talk) 03:42, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 14:48, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Atehrani999

Requested for added security, thanks, --Atehrani999 (talk) 21:23, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

@Atehrani999: Have you read the documentation? Ruslik (talk) 18:42, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
  Not done Ruslik (talk) 19:20, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Federhalter

I want added security. I have read and understood H:2FA, thanks, --Federhalter (talk) 20:17, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:40, 17 December 2019 (UTC)


For extra protection, thanks, --___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 12:43, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

@Tulsi Bhagat: Can you look at this request. Thanks. ___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 13:31, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
@CAPTAIN MEDUSA: Have you read H:2FA carefully and understood it? Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 15:54, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
Tulsi Bhagat Yes, I have read H:2FA and understood it. ___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 15:55, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for MrPhingu

I use 2FA wherever it is possible for extra security. I read and understood H:2FA, thanks, --MrPhingu (talk) 12:16, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:25, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for CountZ

I'd like to use two-factor auth on my account. I've read the help page on two-factor authorization and understand how it works. All the best, --CountZ (talk) 23:20, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 09:56, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Minorax

Would like to have this to better protect my account, I've read the help page and understand how it works. Regards, --Minorax (talk) 09:43, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

  Not done You are a sysop in wikt:simple:. You can enable it from there. Ruslik (talk) 10:01, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Classy Melissa

I'd like enhanced security for my account. I've read that help page and understand how it works. Thanks, --Classy Melissa (talk) 05:36, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 09:55, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for 宝安区浩哥

I'd like enhanced security for my account. I have read that help page and understand how it works. Thanks. --宝安区浩哥 (talk) 04:05, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:38, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Jwz

I've read the help page, thanks, --Jwz (talk) 20:41, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:37, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Smatheson

I have read the H: page and understand what's needed for 2FA. Would like to increase security on my account. Thanks.

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:22, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for alexbcoles

Looking to increase own account security. I have read the help pages and understand the requirements. Cheers! --Alexbcoles 04:16, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:22, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Dennis.rippinger

I'm looking to improve my overall security and I have read the 2FA help page, thanks, --Dennis.rippinger (talk) 14:39, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:02, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions

remove global OTRS member for Xxmarijnw

Thanks, --Krd 08:35, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done.--HakanIST (talk) 12:27, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Remove global renamer and global rollback for Renamed user uofgjwfojfowubwofemipvwjboiw

Vanished accounts should not be used. I propose to remove the user's global renamer and global rollback flag. It may be restored if the user returns. --GZWDer (talk) 14:05, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Please also remove global OTRS member. --Krd 14:16, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

And please delete my user page, user talk page and rights in all wiki if you can. Sorry I have to request this because of safe. Thank you. --Catherine Laurence discussion 14:50, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Synchbox can be used for the deletions --DannyS712 (talk) 16:55, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
  Done, for all three. And I concur with DannyS712 for the deletions. Trijnsteltalk 19:26, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Hephaion

Thanks, --Krd 10:16, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 13:48, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Yann

Thanks, --Krd 17:05, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done --Schniggendiller (talk) 17:11, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

OTRS members for Powerek38

Helping out in OTRS Permissions. --~ Matthewrbowker Drop me a note 19:39, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 19:42, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

global-interface-editor temporary for WikiBayer

Not ending before 15 December 2019 09:07 UTC'

I am just fixing faultily and outdated Gadget-definition ( [3], [4], [5] ) pages. The Global Sysop permissions is not always sufficient here (for example dewikinews and cswikinews). The gadgets definition page is faultily in many projects.--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 08:45, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

  •   Oppose sorry, but this doesn't seem like a sufficient reason to gain this access on every project. GS is supposed to be insufficient to change any project. Regarding your examples: (dewikinews) that project has local admins and 'crats, (cswikinews) has local admins/crats/and interface-admins that should be able to manage their own configurations. — xaosflux Talk 15:44, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
    @Xaosflzx I can't understand her argumentation. In many projects gadgets do not work since many years and some javascript/css files that do not exist are loaded by default.To my examples: In cswikinews there are no active sysops and dewikinews no interfaces admins--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 16:32, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
    dewikinews has bureaucrats and can self manage their interface admins. cswikinews has an interface administrator that was globally active as recently as 2 days ago that could deal with their project. — xaosflux Talk 16:40, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
    @Xaosflux Bureaucrats must also adhere to guidelines and not simply grant rights as they wish. There are errors in ~100 projects. Very few projects have active users with permissions to edit js or css .--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 11:12, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment Xaosflux is a male, just so you know. Masum Reza 16:43, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose concerns. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:12, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
    Steinsplitter Why are you concerned? I have already repaired gadgets in over 40 projects myself or made a request to local interface administrators or stewards. --𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 13:02, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose No clear purpose. Shows desire to bypass local processes and make controversial changes. Both are contrary to the purpose of this group. – Ammarpad (talk) 02:13, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Question: Could you estimate how many changes on how many wikis you need to do where GS rights are not sufficient, please? --Base (talk) 01:00, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
    @Basev There are currently still between 10 and 20 projects without global sysop access with faulty configurations. In the (bigger) projects without GS access only a small change like "ResourceLoader" or the creation of a css file is necessary.--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 18:15, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Neutral per discussion--Turkmen talk 13:41, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Neutral highly trusted user, has sufficient cross-wiki experience and they demonstrated a need for this permission. But I unfortunately don't know how experienced this user is in coding JS and CSS. I am certain that they wouldn't abuse this right but it's not hard to make mistakes accidentally which can cause site-wide problems. Masum Reza 19:08, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
  Not done NO consensus. Ruslik (talk) 19:19, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

global-interface-editor for MusikAnimal

I am requesting temporary global-interface-editor rights so that I can finish up the rollout of the new version of MoreMenu. This gadget is deployed on 40 or so wikis. The goal is to get all of them to use the new version that lives on Meta, this way they get updates for free, along with localization and other features. See MoreMenu/Migration for more information. For the larger wikis, I contacted an interface-admin directly who speaks English, and I've got nearly all of those taken care of. It seems it's going to take quite a while to do the remaining wikis, either due to a language barrier, inactivity of interface admins, or that there are no interface admins at all. So, I'm hoping I can just do the migration for them, which saves time for all involved.

For Vector users, there is no visual difference at all. Monobook and Modern users have been using a very old, partially broken version that does look different. However so far there have been zero complaints and lots of thanks. That said, at this point I think this is a fairly uncontroversial task, so I hope I'm not out line in making this request. If I do encounter a wiki with an obvious gadget deployment process, active int-admins, etc., I will happily defer to them. Overall the migration shouldn't take me more than a week to complete. Thanks for your consideration, MusikAnimal talk 23:39, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

@MusikAnimal: in your notes at MoreMenu/Migration it looks like many of these are pending translations - do you expect this to be a blocker on all of the sites without notes? — xaosflux Talk 15:54, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: It's not really a blocker, since you can add translations at anytime. I just wanted to get them beforehand so I could offer peer gadget styles when setting up the gadget, but that's not important. If a particular wiki is missing too many translations, and they're not already using English messages, then I suppose I won't bother migrating it. There aren't many of these, since translations can be taken from Haza-w's old dropdown gadget and/or from MediaWiki itself (e.g. "Deletion log" goes to Special:Log/delete so it's safe to use the MediaWiki:dellogpage message). MusikAnimal talk 17:33, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal: in general this seems like a reasonable ask, especially for projects without int-admins, for projects that have active int-admins (for example urwiki from your list) I think they should at least be queried first to see if they would like you to update their project for them. Thoughts? — xaosflux Talk 19:19, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Yes of course. I haven't identified a point of contact for every wiki yet, but I will as I go through them. urwiki fortunately has an int-admin who is active and speaks English, so that should be no problem. MusikAnimal talk 19:37, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal: thank you - perhaps this can be put on hold (or at least any work to be done should be delayed until you have a final project list? — xaosflux Talk 20:35, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: MoreMenu/Migration is the full list, I just didn't add contacts and individual instructions for some. I can do that, it's just rather time consuming. Again I'll check if there are active int-admins first, and MoreMenu/Migration will kept up-to-date with progress. I should mention I'm on wikibreak starting around the 20th, so I'm hoping we can move forward with this sooner than later. If I don't get everyone migrated before then, it's no big deal, it will just have to wait until mid-January, and by then I may have lost steam on this project. I started the migration about two weeks ago, after many months of development, and have only got 7 out of the 40 wikis updated. If nothing else, wikis sourcing enwiki's installation need to be updated as those will soon break entirely. MusikAnimal talk 21:04, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
I've added some notes for every wiki listed at MoreMenu/Migration. Wikis listed as "low-priority", and those with inactive/semi-active/no int-admins, are what I'm most interested in doing myself. With very few users and the slow turnaround, it's otherwise not worth my time. I don't expect any push back as functionally nothing is changing. MusikAnimal talk 02:53, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support I see no problem in this. A task with clear purpose. We shouldn't waste time until those using copy-paste from enwiki start reporting errors to Phabricator. – Ammarpad (talk) 02:10, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support no concerns.--Turkmen talk 13:39, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support I trust MusikAnimal with this role more than I'd trust even myself. –MJLTalk 14:11, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2020-12-16. . Ruslik (talk) 18:53, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

remove 2FA Tester for Streetdeck

Please remove and close 2FA tester for me thanks. --Streetdeck-test (talk) 08:38, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 10:35, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Redlinux

Thanks, --Krd 08:34, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done.--HakanIST (talk) 08:36, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Nat

Thanks, --Krd 19:24, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 19:26, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Rehman

Thanks, --Krd 09:32, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done.--HakanIST (talk) 10:25, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Coffeeandcrumbs

Thanks, --Krd 05:18, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 05:32, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for DejaVu

Thanks, --Krd 04:49, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 04:56, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for CAPTAIN MEDUSA

thanks, --~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 23:50, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

@CAPTAIN MEDUSA: global OTRS membership is added on the request of an OTRS admin (per Requests for comment/Right changes for global OTRS members by OTRS admins) - usually one will post here for you if it is needed --DannyS712 (talk) 23:53, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
IIRC, this flag is only given to editors who have access to permission queues. You don't need this permission for info related tasks. I was planning to oppose this candidate but forgot. This User literally has no experience (few edits) at simplewiki and they still asked for info-simple access. Also I haven't seen them around at enwiki Teahouse/help desk much. (PS: my statement about enwiki might be wrong since I am not very active there these days) Masum Reza📞 00:18, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
Wrong venue: OTRS/Volunteering. — regards, Revi 10:03, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Gnangarra

Thanks, --Krd 12:39, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 13:47, 26 December 2019 (UTC)