Steward requests/Global permissions/2020-04

Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Kostas20142

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 2 April 2020 22:09 UTC

I have been active (again) for the last few months in xwiki patrolling, and having this permission would be useful for me. I am a rollbacker in various projects and Wikidata sysop (since early march). I have read and understood the relevant policies. --Kostas20142 (talk) 22:09, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support Checking their contributions, there is more than sufficient activity, trustworthiness, and responsibility to grant the tool. Thank you for volunteering, Vermont (talk) 23:44, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support No concerns - contribs look good and their activity is consistent enough for the tool. Although recent, trusted admin on a larger project. ~riley (talk) 23:48, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, per above. Of course! Did a good work, trusted and active user. Thanks for your work. —Sgd. Hasley 00:40, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per ~riley. -- CptViraj (📧) 02:27, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support, no concerns. Competent candidate. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat talk ] 03:21, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Minorax (talk) 07:30, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Sure, helpful, active xwiki, reverts seems good, trusted in several projects, admin in a content project. No red flags for me, looks good to go.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:28, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 10:25, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support An active user in crosswiki activity. --Uğurkenttalk 15:26, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 15:43, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support LGTM --DannyS712 (talk) 15:51, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Long pattern of hat collecting that results in minor to no usage of such roles once obtained. Nihlus 16:44, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Could you give some examples? Vermont (talk) 18:18, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
See my oppose on en:Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Kostas20142. It's the second one. On top of that, he has been an ArbCom Clerk trainee and was removed for inactivity. Another example. Nihlus 17:24, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 19:44, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support good cross-wiki work. Hat collecting is, as usual, a non-issue for me since global rollback causes incredibly little harm when unused. – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:33, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per Riley. --TheSandDoctor Talk 18:33, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -BRP ever 08:40, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -J. Ansari Talk 14:26, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 16:41, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 01:36, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 05:41, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--Turkmen talk 14:27, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Clear consensus. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 22:37, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Global rollback for Gumruch

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Not ending before 6 April 2020 18:11 UTC

Hello, I have a global account since 2008. I am a sysop on cs-wiki and regular cross-wiki contributor flagged with editor/autopatrolled/autoreview rights on 11 other wikis. Global rollback would be usefull for me as I usually check global contributions of local vandal IPs. I have read and understood the rollback rules. Thank you. Gumruch (talk) 18:11, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

  • GUC doesn't show a big recent cross-wiki activity. Most global contributions are not related to xwiki patrol. Could you please give me some examples? —Sgd. Hasley 18:32, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose In the last six months, I count less than 5 reverts outside of your home wiki. Global rollback is for users "who make heavy use of revert on many wikis"; your request rationale reads that you are requesting the right to help you revert global edits on the off-chance a local vandal has also vandalized elsewhere. While your work is appreciated, undo or user scripts are sufficent in this case. ~riley (talk) 18:33, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose NOTNOW. Good intention but way too early. We need to know that candidates know what vandalism in other languages they don't speak or read looks like and the only way is a track record where we can see your reverts in many other wikis. I know you are easily trusted, a mid size wiki sysop (we had a recent elected an excellent steward coming from your wiki) as well as multiple rights. I will say now is the demonstrated need component that needs to be shown. I will hope you are not discouraged and take some time doing actual reverts and come apply say in a month or two, and I will be happy to support then.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:51, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Moral support You're welcome to reapply after few months of experience in SWMT. Happy editing. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:54, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Moral support per CptViraj. --Minorax (talk) 11:10, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 15:21, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Concerns with limited x-wiki experience -FASTILY 22:51, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Weak oppose, I was about to give weak support because this user is a prolific crosswiki editor, then I check this user edit on 6 wiki, most of them are just gnome stuff, this user never have the experience reverting edits on language he doesn't know. Nor have the experience identifying subtle vandalism (article modification and creation) done on many language that done by LTA/Crosswiki spammer, nor have the experience reverting semi legit spam in many language.--AldnonymousBicara? 00:44, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
@Aldnonymous and Hasley:Checking watchlists, RCs and IPs contributions sometimes just takes time and brings no edits… Sometimes I am outrun by a SWMT patroller. I hope I have language skills to detect xwiki vadalism or consult local editors via IRC. Rollback rights would be useful for me on ±6 projects and it would be easier than make requests locally (but eg Czech Wiktionary does not allow such level, just autoconfirmed user or sysop). Maybe I have not been active recently to meet the criteria. No stress I can cope with it :) Thanks for your time anyway. Btw it is a bit disappointing when xwiki contributing and having so different right levels. Global autopatrolled flag would be useful if exists… Gumruch (talk) 10:51, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Too low xwiki experience. If it gets higher I would support you in a few months. --Esteban16 (talk) 04:13, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

  Not done no consensus--Sakretsu (炸裂) 10:44, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for Greenman

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 26 April 2020 11:07 UTC

I've been editing since February 2003, mostly in the English Wikipedia. I helped set up the Wikimedia South Africa chapter, and am serving on the current board. My main aim in obtaining global sysop rights is to assist editors in the smaller South African language Wikipedias with things such as Wikidata integration. Frequently new editors get involved, run into obstacles in this area, and then, with no-one to assist, lose interest. Greenman (talk) 11:07, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for volunteering, can I know how global sysop can help you with the role? And do you have sysop experience on any wikimedia projects?Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:12, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
At Wikimania Cape Town, we made a concerted effort to kickstart some of the smaller local language Wikipedias. Unfortunately, much of the time was spent running around trying to find admins that could help us edit sitewide CSS and sitewide JavaScript. I would like to have these rights so that we can remove this bottleneck in future. I do not have sysop rights on other wikimedia projects, but am sysop for the local chaper's wikimedia.org.za. Greenman (talk) 11:26, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
I'd love to support the efforts to save local South African low-resource Wikipedias from atrophy and improve them with more Wikidata-driven content (e.g. Wikidata-based templates as seen in Catalan). Greenman is experienced, technically adept, and a wise communicator. I trust him with this role. We will also need a responsive admin to aid new stewards of our local ingenious languages. --YaguraStation (talk) 11:19, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
How would administrative rights help you assist new users, and why do you need administrative rights for Wikidata integration? This also seems that it may be outside the scope of global sysops. Vermont (talk) 11:26, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Vermont, you might be responding to my comment. Not only new users, but new stewards, willing to take on responsibilities and long-term commitment. We are trying to recruit contributors for the local indigenous languages especially from universities. And they'd need someone to support them with standard admin tasks. The current situation is as follows: Swati (bureaucrats, admins), Sotho (bureaucrats, admins), Tswana (bureaucrats, admins), Tsonga (bureaucrats, admins), Venda (bureaucrats, admins), Xhosa (bureaucrats, admins), Zulu (bureaucrats, admins) --YaguraStation (talk) 12:03, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
PS: Northern Sotho (bureaucrats, admins), sry. --YaguraStation (talk) 12:06, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Okay. This is out of the scope of global sysops, and should require requesting userrights on each individual project that Greenman wants administrative rights on. Vermont (talk) 12:16, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
  Oppose Global sysop incorrect for this purpose. 22.568 Edits in 11 years. You have no crosswiki experience. You do not meet the requirements for GS. Nothing against you personally, but GS applies to hundreds of projects and it's difficult to control its use. --𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 11:28, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
User:WikiBayer, Can you suggest a workable alternative? · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 11:38, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Admin rights are not required for the stated purpose. If any are really needed, apply for local rights or make a request to SRM.--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 11:43, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
User:Greenman, I think this is where you need to explain why that does not work. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 11:49, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes User:Greenman, you need to explain why that does not work. We WMZA members have faith in you. Michaelgraaf (talk) 18:37, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
This will not work because SRM is exactly the problem we're trying to overcome. Ask an admin? There aren't any. Active editor community? There aren't enough who will respond. Ask a sysop and wait for them to respond is just a bureaucratic bottleneck, and means nothing will get done. Forcing African editors to remain reliant on the goodwill and prompt responses of global sysops is why little progress has been made in this area for years. Greenman (talk) 17:37, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
If there are issues, you can ask on SRM for global sysops to help. It has nothing to do with goodwill. Also, you don't need people to respond to an admin request. So long as no one opposes, you can be a temporary administrator. I was one on the Somali Wikipedia for a few weeks, before I became a global sysop, to handle the mess of copyright violations there. Vermont (talk) 18:04, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose out of scope and no sysop rights on any wiki. It might be more effective for editors on those wikis to apply for adminship themselves. --Rschen7754 18:21, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
User:Rschen7754, the Wikipedias in question have very few active editors, and it is quite possible that they may not have any editors competent to handle the technical issues, which is why Greenman is volunteering to help as a person who does have the technical competence, as well as the support of the local Wikimedia chapter representing those Wikipedias. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 19:08, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes, but GS has a limited policy scope, and this would basically be giving admin rights on 800 wikis to this user. --Rschen7754 19:20, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
There are no administrators and not enough editors on most of the South African language Wikipedias to respond. Nomden, for example, applied in 2017 to become an admin on the Xhosa Wikipedia, and had no responses. The effect of your suggestion is effectively a purple crocodile, and will leave the South African languages stuck in their current state. Greenman (talk) 17:51, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Even if it is difficult to find a local solution, we cannot change anything.-𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 17:58, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
The vast majority of Wikimedia wikis have no admins. --Rschen7754 18:03, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Well, all of them have at least one, the friendly edit filter. Vermont (talk) 18:02, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose This is not at all within the scope of GS. If local wikis need local admins, they should nominate people or apply themselves. The GS scope doesn't include anyone acting in a local admin capacity. I also fail to see why having GS would be useful for the Wikidata issue. Praxidicae (talk) 18:07, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
I also want to comment re:"bottleneck" - sure I get where you're coming from but you're asking for Global Sysop access to hundreds of projects just to edit 5? You should apply to local projects you want admin rights in, where they are generally granted temporarily (by Stewards) and then extended should they be needed. Praxidicae (talk) 18:14, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Greenman. Looks like you can't get there from here. Try getting admin access for each of the projects. You may at least get somewhere by that approach. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 09:40, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Putting aside the controversial use case, you have not demonstrated why you can be trusted, by the global community, with admin rights on 800 wikis. There are a limited amount of global sysops (22, to be specific) for a reason - these permissions require a high level of trust and a strong track record. ~riley (talk) 17:23, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Sorry, I can't support a user is not admin on their local wiki and requests for gs. --Wright Streetdeck 04:56, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Regretful, GS is not the tool for this use case. I will recommend per Vermont to ask for administrator rights on individual wikis. Will be happy to guide if needed. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:34, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  • I think the intent here is good, but GS is the wrong permission group for it. I'd recommend requesting temporary local sysop rights on the small projects you want to help, and building up local capacity so the locals can request temp sysop as well. There are no requirements for temp sysop other than a week-long notice or discussion (nobody needs to participate). – Ajraddatz (talk) 14:42, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose More cross-wiki experience, please. Global permissions do not override local permissions. You hardly have over 1K edits on wikis other than the EN Wikipedia, meaning lack of cross-wiki. Interact more cross-wiki, ok then you can have GS. Can I Log In (talk) 02:00, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above. Concerns with limited x-wiki experience, no sysop rights on any other project. -FASTILY 09:16, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose with the note that while the request is valid, the permission requested is not. Unfortunately I think you'll have to take the hard way out and request adminship separately. BTW, even if there are no responses when you apply for adminship, you'll still get it. Leaderboard (talk) 13:16, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

  Not done - Comments suggest that there's no consensus --Alaa :)..! 07:42, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Pierluigi05

I am a wiki user in Italy. I'm having problems with my usual Internet connection and I'm using another one from my phone. This IP is blocked, I don't know the reason --Pierluigi05 (talk) 15:17, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Pierluigi05: what's your current IP? If don't want to publicly disclose it, you can send it to us through Special:Contact/Stewards or stewards wikimedia.org.
Ok, actually the problem seems solved now. My IP does not result blocked anymore --Pierluigi05 (talk) 15:58, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Qiyue2001

A proxy is needed to edit any wikimedia-affiliated wikis in PRC due to the cencorship. I have had IPBE on zhwiki years ago, and now I would request a global permission to edit on other wikis, thanks, --Qiyue2001 (talk) 10:00, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

@Qiyue2001: you already have GIPBE. However, as the flag doesn't exempt you from local blocks, you may need to contact a local sysop of the project you are trying to edit so they can grant you a local flag. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:27, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out. --Qiyue2001 (talk) 06:44, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 人工知能

I am a wiki user in mainland China, I have a need to edit wikidata, I hope to get GIPBE, thanks --人工知能 (talk) 06:59, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

  DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 15:21, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for HMGiovanniV

I have been an ipblock exempt user in Chinese Wikipedia currently using proxy to breakthrough the Great Firewall, but I have troubles editing Wikidata.--HMGiovanniV (talk) 10:33, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:13, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 星外之神

< I am a Wikipedia editor in mainland China, I have a need to edit wikipedia,I mainly edit Chinese Wikipedia, but sometimes I also need to edit English and German Wikipedia and Wikidata. I hope to get GIPBE, thanks. >,我是一名来自中国大陆的维基编辑者,需要借助虚拟专用网来访问维基百科,主要编辑中文维基百科,但是有时也需要编辑英文和德文维基和Wikidata,我希望能得到全域封禁豁免权,谢谢, --星外之神 (talk) 04:47, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Note that some projects, incl. English Wikipedia, block proxies locally as well, and you may need to request a local exemption too. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:12, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Gwarp

Im currently using a proxy service to circumvent local internet censorship, it consists many servers spread on a list of cloud computing providers, including the one im currently using which is based on microsoft's azure cluster. the local authority regularly blocks foreign IPs that they think might be used as proxy servers, therefore these services generally provide many servers instead of a static one in case such event, which will be a major inconvenience. if you may, i would like to request an examption, thanks --Gwarp (talk) 21:58, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

  DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:49, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 蛇守护的苹果堆

<I'm a wiki user in Mainland China, I need to edit wikibooks via proxy, I hope to get GIPBE>,thanks, --蛇守护的苹果堆 (talk) 03:49, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:15, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 奧田95

我目前在中國內地,要用VPN全域編輯Wikipedia。請允許此用戶的所有IP位址全域編輯Wikipedia,之前申請了全域編輯權限,但是換了一個VPN後又被禁止全域編輯。, --奧田95 (talk) 01:16, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Translation:I'm in Mainland China, I applied for GIPBE before, but I was blocked again after I changed my IP address. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 10:12, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  Comment: This user is a GIPBE user. Guess something is wrong with his/her IP. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 10:12, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  Comment :Can GIPBE allow a Wikipedia user with all IP addresses (0.0.0.0/0 & ::0/0)? --User:奧田95
  Not done, as user already has that flag. @奧田95: GIPBE applies to all IP addresses, but it doesn't apply to all blocks. It only applies to global blocks. Not sure what is the exact message you see, but I'm pretty sure it's about a local block. We can help you to guide you to the right place, but we'd need the block message and your IP address. If you do not want to share that publcily, you can email stewards@wikimedia.org. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:41, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for লেলীন

Editing any Wikipedia requires a proxy,Now I would like worldwide permission for editing on other wikis . I hope to get GIPBE, thanks--লেলীন (talk) 19:14, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

@লেলীন: You IP address is not globally blocked. Please, note that GIPBE will not exempt you from local blocks. Ruslik (talk) 14:24, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Ruslik0:Why would GIPBE block me if you had a little say?I hope I can edit via proxy লেলীন (talk) 14:28, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Ruslik0:,@Tks4Fish: I am a wiki user in Bangali Wikipedia, I have a need to edit wikidata, I hope to get GIPBE,লেলীন (talk) 16:19, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Was you stopped by a global block from doing this? Ruslik (talk) 20:37, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Not done the user who made the request is globally locked.--BRP ever 04:57, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 云彩之塔塔主

<我想编辑我的commons.wikimedia.org的文件,还想用其他的维基服务,但是因为在中国大陆被墙,所以要用vpn上,但vpn地址被全域封禁,求全域IP封禁豁免>,谢谢, --云彩之塔塔主 (talk) 18:35, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

云彩之塔塔主,   Done --Base (talk) 01:49, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 雪花梨的雪花梨

<I'm a user in Mainland China. I have to view and edit Wikipedia via some VPN. Those pages are mainly in Chinese, Japanese and English. thanks.>,谢谢, --雪花梨的雪花梨 (talk) 18:42, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

雪花梨的雪花梨, do you intend to edit those pages, or just view? Block should not affect your ability to view articles, you are absolutely free to use a VPN for that. --Base (talk) 01:51, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
I will make some edits when there are some errors and outdated information. (There are too many pages with outdated information.) --雪花梨的雪花梨 (talk) 23:17, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  Done. Please note that GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 20:55, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Ashtang775

<I'm in china mainland. I have to use vpn do editing. I have done 24,000 times editings on chinese wikipedia and 600+ times on english, now I can't edit on wikidata, that I need to link chinese artical or category to other languages. so globe permission is important to me>,谢谢, --Ashtang775 (talk) 13:17, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Please note that GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 20:59, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Zzhtju

<I'm a user from Mainland China, I have to view and edit Wikimedia (mainly Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikisource) via proxy, thus I'd like to get IP block exemption.>, thanks, --Zzhtju (talk) 10:09, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Please note that GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 20:58, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for FunnyWick

I am using a proxy, and would like to be exempt from the global block so I may edit freely and appropriately, thanks. --FunnyWick (talk) 02:40, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:32, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Richardcai

<I'm a user from Mainland China, thus I have to view the Wikimedia sites and edit Wikipedia (mainly Chinese and English), Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata (rarely) via VPNs>, thanks. --Richardcai (talk) 02:24, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Please note that GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 20:57, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Alcremie~zhwiki

你好,我是user:IN的分身账户,我需要在中国大陆用代理编辑,因此需要全域IPBE(已使用主账号在zhwiki申请过本地IPBE),谢谢。--Alcremie~zhwiki (talk) 13:10, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Alcremie~zhwiki/IN,   Done. --Base (talk) 23:07, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for User:hdhdpx2019

<你好,编辑内容有时候需要图片,在wikimedia commons寻找图片,但是有些图找不到,因此需要上传图片,但是因为IP原因,无法上传,请求给予一个豁免。谢谢>,謝謝-Hdhdpx2019 (talk) 14:38, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Please note GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:55, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Gumptao

<中国大陆账户希望通过代理编辑>,谢谢, --Gumptao (talk) 06:25, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Translation: I'm from Mainland China, I hope I can edit via proxy. Thanks. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 08:15, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@Gumptao: You plan to edit any other wiki apart from zhwiki? If no, there's no need for GIPBE, and then you can follow the local instructions at zh:Wikipedia:IP封禁例外. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:19, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@Gumptao:? 除了zhwiki以外,你要编辑什么项目吗? --Base (talk) 23:24, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

  Not done No reply. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:14, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 庄乐遥

中国大陆用户希望通过代理编辑。本人已拥有zh:Wikipedia:IP封禁例外,但无法在维基大典闽南语维基维基媒体英语维基等站点上编辑。本人将会活跃于上述站点,故提出申请。如蒙通过,不胜感激!
Translation: I'm from Mainland China and I have owned zhIPBE. But I can not edit on lzhWiki,min-nan-Wiki,Wikimedia,enWiki and so on. I hope I can edit these websites via proxy. I would appreciate it if you can give me the GIPBE. Thanks. ----庄乐遥 (talk) 02:56, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Please note GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:49, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for RuiyuShen

I have got the zh:Wikipedia:IP封禁例外,but I also want to edit enwiki, zh-classical, and upload some image on commonwiki. So I really need globle IPBE. I will be active. I would appreciate it if I could pass the application.谢谢, --RuiyuShen (talk) 03:46, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 03:58, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for DiamondRemley39

Caught by a colocation web host block but this host or IP is not a web host. My IP address is 134.122.4.225 and the blocked range is 134.122.0.0/17. The block was made by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected . Start of block: 02:25, 27 October 2019 Expiry of block: 02:25, 27 October 2021.... I am at home. I am using wireless internet like I always have. This has happened a few other times in the last week or two. One user suggested I reset my router and the other time it self-resolved in a few hours. Hoping to have this resolved in a permanent way. Thank you. --DiamondRemley39 (talk) 14:48, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 21:02, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Litanwei

各位相关的审核专员好,我是zh站区已经获得了ip豁免权限的用户。目前我也经常关注en和jp站点,同时也可能存在其他语言的站点。由于众所周知的原因,我需要使用某些方式科学上网,所以无法进行编辑。请求获得全局ip豁免权限,以方便编辑。至为感谢!—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Litanwei (talk) 01:54, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Please note GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:48, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Shangshupuye

<Hi,I'm living in Mainland China,must use proxy to edit wiki,and can not Set Item sitelink,The message show as below:

The block was made by -revi (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open proxy: Leaky webhost: Contact stewards if you are affected . Start of block: 16:19, 13 July 2018 Expiry of block: 16:19, 13 July 2021 Your current IP address is 65.49.38.143 and the blocked range is 65.49.0.0/17. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

I hope IP-block exemption, Thank you.>,谢谢, --Shangshupuye (talk) 02:28, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Please note GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:39, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for SakuraLuo

<I'm living in Mainland China too.Because of the Great FireWall,I must use a proxy so I cannot edit wiki.The message show as below:

Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis. The block was made by Vituzzu (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is leaky colo + open proxy at 45.32.89.47. Start of block: 19:32, 6 April 2016 Expiry of block: 19:32, 6 April 2021

I hope IP-block exemption, Thank you.>,谢谢, --SakuraLuo (talk) 02:39, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

@SakuraLuo:   Not done Hi, could you please email unblock-zh@lists.wikimedia.org and ask for local exemption at zh.wikipedia? Thank you, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:41, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Lopullinen

Hi. I am from Mainland China, and have to edit Wikimedia projects by proxy. I have the IPBE right at the Chinese Wikipedia, and request the global one. Thanks! --Lopullinen (talk) 15:13, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 22:32, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Wleightond, 154.70.153.206

I'm not sure why I've been blocked... maybe my ISP has a weird NAT setup, 'cause I've been unable to edit ever since I've switched to them. I'm logged in on Wikipedia as Wleightond but can't log in here, so I think the signature may only show my IP. I can't reset my password because of this block, but in any case, when I try to edit a page on Wikipedia (while logged in), this is the error I'm getting:

Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis. The block was made by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open Proxy: :Colocation webhost - Request an exemption if you are affected.
Start of block: 04:44, 28 February 2020
Expiry of block: 04:44, 28 February 2021
Your current IP address is 154.70.153.206 and the blocked range is 154.70.153.0/24.

Thanks, --154.70.153.206 08:04, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Could you log in and post a request? If you can edit with IP, you can log in and edit it with your account. --Sotiale (talk) 11:17, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
  Not done per the above. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:46, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Remove Global IP block exempt for MrClog

Don't need the permission anymore, thanks, --MrClog (talk) 13:30, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:32, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Xavier Ariad

Hello everyone, I am from China. Due to the influence of GFW, I can only access Wikipedia through a proxy server. My IP address is in the IP block module, so I cannot edit it in other Wikipedia projects, so I come to apply; so that I can serve Wikipedia in other languages Thank you very much for your contribution to the Wiki Project--Xavier Ariadtalk 05:12, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Note this permission will not save you from local blocks, only the global ones. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:12, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for S3097

I am from China. Due to the influence of GFW, so I wanted GIPBE. Thank You.  --S3097 (talk) 14:35, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 15:48, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Symantec51

Hi, while logging in from a university network, I encountered the following message - " Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis. The block was made by Vituzzu (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is hosting service with open proxies such as 23.239.22.58. Start of block: 30 Oktober 2017 19.39 Expiry of block: 30 Oktober 2022 19.39 Your current IP address is 23.239.18.33 and the blocked range is 23.239.0.0/19. Please include all above details in any queries you make." Can you please provide IP-block exemption? Thanks for read my request, --Symantec51 (talk) 05:02, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

23.239.18.33 doesn't really seem to be part of university network - this IP address is assigned to Linode, a company that provides cloud for developers. Could you contact your university IT departament, please? They can email stewards@wikimedia.org with any questions or explanations. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:18, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for suggestion Martin, but need more time for take a process, I already inform that. Also I often attempt to edit using public WiFi on library or canteen, but find these IPs to be globally blocked quite frequently. I have also had the same problem on other operators. Not really a massive issue, but would be convenient to be able to edit from these networks. It will be great if I have a exemption, so I will be fine to edit wikipedia easily. Thanks for attention, please consider. Symantec51 (talk) 04:15, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2020-10-20. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:14, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Thanks for consideration. Symantec51 (talk) 00:39, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Wleightond

Hi, I requested an exemption earlier this month, but was unable to log into my global account at that time. I think my ISP has a weird NAT setup, because I've been completely unable to edit since switching to them. I'm not a web host, and have no other way to connect to edit. Thanks, --Wleightond (talk) 11:46, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:24, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Wleightond (talk) 21:53, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for DrizzleD

I'm from mainland China and there's a certain need to use a VPN to contribute to wikipedia. I've already gotten an local IPBE on zhwp, however I found that when I tried to add a cross-language link from zh:单位双曲线 to en:Unit hyperbola, an error message occurred, saying "You do not have the permissions needed to carry out this action." I think a global IPBE may help. Thanks, --DrizzleD (talk) 03:54, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 10:30, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for SMALLXX128

This user from China is caught using VPN or Open proxy when uploading files to Commons. They allowed me to request GIPBE on their behalf as they are not confident with their English. Thanks. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 08:14, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 10:31, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Bernard yi

<Hello,The User comes from China. Being limited by a VPN and government's policy,I could hardly edit zhwikipedia and zhwikiquote. I would appreciate it if you could help me to have a Global IP block exemption.>,Thanks, --Bernard yi (talk) 06:51, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. but @Bernard yi:, please note that this does not exempt local block. If editing is blocked in zhwp, you should request IPBE from zhwp admin. --Sotiale (talk) 10:39, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Xu Qinpeng

<Hello, I'm from China. Due to government policy reasons, I am now using a VPN to log in to Wikipedia. I am an encyclopedia fan and have a certain knowledge reserve in finance, economics and accounting. A few years ago, I had a period of editing on Wikipedia, and now my IP is blocked, I am surprised And very frustrated, I now want to go back to Wikipedia and continue to contribute to Wikipedia, Hope the administrator can pass my application, thank you very much! > --Xu Qinpeng (talk) 03:25, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

@Xu Qinpeng: Hello, given you contribute only to zhwiki, could you rather email unblock-zh@lists.wikimedia.org, and ask for a local exemption? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:19, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec:Glad to get your reply! As you said, I only edited on zhwiki before. That was because my English was not very good a few years ago. Now my English has been improved to be able to edit in enwiki, and the reason why I found out I was blocked It was discovered when I tried to edit enwiki, so I really hope to get an exemption, thank you very much!--47.240.74.228 07:23, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Sadly, enwiki blocks proxies also locally, so you wouldn't be able to edit enwiki even with the global exemption. You need to email unblock-zh@lists.wikimedia.org for the zh exemption and checkuser-en-wp@wikipedia.org for the en exemption. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:11, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
I understand what you mean, thanks for your patience to explain! --47.240.74.228 00:32, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Please advise whether you are still in need of global exemption, if yes, I consider you'll need to comment with your reason. Thanks. --Hamish 13:33, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Locally granted on enwp for 3 months. Seems sufficient for the case I guess?Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:42, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you all for your help. I have understood the relevant rules. At the beginning, I thought that I had the global exemption and I could edit it normally. Now I know that even if I have the global exemption , I still need to apply for a local exemption , so I don’t need the global exemption for now. Camouflaged Mirage's suggestion has been implemented, and I have received three months of enWiki IP exemption, thank you for your advice!--Xu Qinpeng (talk) 05:57, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

  Not done then. Let us know if you need the global one again. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:34, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for PBot

This is my bot's account. The bot has been running on the Linode server for years, and it stopped working after blocking the hoster's range in March. — putnik 14:08, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 16:39, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Jingkaimori

Hello,the user edit wikipedia in mainland China .Because I'm using an open proxy to bypassing the Great Firewall of China,I can hardly edit zhwikipedia , enwikipedia and wikidata,nor can I add a transwiki link. I promise that I will NEVER vandalize wikimedia through the open proxy.I would appreciate it if you could help me to have a Global IP block exemption.--Jingkaimori (talk) 07:27, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done @Jingkaimori: please note that local IP blocks will still affect you--Sakretsu (炸裂) 14:08, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 虚空幻翼

亲爱元维基管理员,您好,我是中文维基百科的用户,因身处中国大陆地区,GFW封锁中文维基百科计划旗下的维基文库,因需要编辑中文维基文库,特来申请全域IP封禁豁免,谢谢, --虚空幻翼 (talk) 14:26, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:35, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Roland45

I notice with amazement that I am blocked on all my Wikimedia accounts, with this message “The blocking was done by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason provided is Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected. Start of blocking: November 13, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. Blocking expiration: February 13, 2022 at 6:10 p.m. Your current IP address is 84.17.61.52 and the blocked range is 84.17.60.0/23 »

With more than 150,000 contributions to the counter on WP-fr, 750,000 under Roland45-Bot, nearly 6000 images loaded on Commons, I think I have proven myself and it woul’d have been better not have to du such request. May be I have used an open proxy (Tor or VPN), because there are many computers in my house, but I don’t know when and never to contribute to Wikipedia, or by mistaken.

Thanks to solve this problem. Roland45 (talk) 15:40, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done at 00:45, 29 April 2020 by User:Jon Kolbert. --Green Giant (talk) 17:07, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Lvzx

身处中国大陆,需要使用代理服务编辑。似乎已经获得本地代理豁免权,但是在尝试编辑时仍然提示“您的 IP 段已在所有维基媒体基金会的站点遭到封禁”请求给予全局代理豁免权,谢谢,-Lvzx (talk) 01:48, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

@Lvzx:您在中文维基的IP封禁豁免权已于4月19日过期,如果您想继续只编辑中文维基,可以在zh:WP:RFIPBE这里申请。此处只受理解锁全域IP封禁。如果您有编辑中文维基以外的项目的需求,可以在这条留言下说明。--Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 08:21, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
I've fixed the section title and a local admin has granted zhwiki IPBE flag. --Hamish 16:29, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
@Hamish: Should be IPBE? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:47, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage:Yes, that's a typo. Thank you for pointing out. --Hamish 15:17, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

  Locally handled The user was granted IPBE locally. Since they do not contribute outside of zhwiki, I'm closing this as locally handled. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:52, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions

Global rename for Phjtieudoc

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 2 April 2020 04:17 UTC

Hello. I'm Phjtieudoc from the Vietnamese Wikipedia. I have joined Wikipedia since March 16th, 2017 and currently have more than 10000 edits on Vietnamese Wikipedia. I can speak Vietnamese and English. Currently I'm a Patroller on Wikipedia, which fight vandalism and tagging speedy deletion on articles, and helping the newcomers. For months, our "user renaming request" page have tons of requests on renaming. Thus we do have a global renamer who speaks Vietnamese but he usually don't active for personal reasons, and most of the global renamer couldn't speak Vietnamese, so it is hard for them to know the name changing reasons provided by users. I came here from 1997kB's recommendation and I'd like to volunteer to be the second renamer for the Vietnamese Wikipedia to complete those undone renaming request and respond them more quickly. I am often active on our home Wikipedia and want to make Wikipedia a better place for the users. I have read the terms & policies on meta and want to be another hand to reduce the works of global renamers, free them more times for editing. Thank you for your attention to this request, have a nice day and best regards! Phjtieudoc (talk) 04:17, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support Well.. not a perfect candidate, but I am satisfied with their work on local venue-which receives good amount of requests and there's only one native renamer to handle them.
To the candidate, if this pass please proceed carefully and whenever have doubts, consult before act. Good luck! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:01, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose same as above. If the claim is that you’ll be using it to support one language group that’s great, but I would prefer to see +sysop on that project to show the trust of the local community. No familiarity with renames or naming policy on more than one project makes lake of sysop there a no-go from me. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:31, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Per 1997kB. I think they should be okay despite not a sysop as they are quite active at local venue. We need vi renamers too. If they are clerking without good clue at the local venue, I think they will be prohibited long ago which they aren't so they are sort of okay.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:25, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support cons : Not an admin, Pros : Language skill + Have experience as clerk.--AldnonymousBicara? 17:40, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per 1997KB.--BRP ever 04:37, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Not a local admin, but experience as a clerk. Contributions on the viwiki page look good. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:46, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, per above. —Sgd. Hasley 14:31, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, even though I agree that you should try to get adminship. Leaderboard (talk) 05:55, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I prefer prospective global renamers to be an administrator elsewhere, but I'm willing to make an exception this time as they have good experience as a clerk and giving them the tools will benefit Vietnamese Wikipedia. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 12:32, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 19:44, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support LGTM per 1997kB --DannyS712 (talk) 15:19, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support No concerns here. ~riley (talk) 18:02, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Good to go. Minorax (talk) 18:08, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per 1997kB and Camouflaged Mirage. --Kostas20142 (talk) 18:18, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support no concerns here either. More diverse language renamers the better, in my books. --TheSandDoctor Talk 18:35, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -J. Ansari Talk 14:27, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 01:37, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. Ping @Trijnstel: for mailing list..etc --Alaa :)..! 05:45, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. Trijnsteltalk 19:37, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Global rename for Adrizky

Not ending before 14 May 2020 02:11 UTC

Hello. I'm Adrizky from the idwiki. I have joined Wikipedia since December 18th, 2019, most active in idwiki. Curently, I'm a editor idwiki, which fight vandalism, tagging speedy deletion on articles, helping the newuser, and tagging {{nama terlarang}} on newuser.

For months, our "user renaming request" page have tons of requests on renaming. Thus we do have a global renamer who speaks Indonesian but he usually don't active, so it is hard for them to know the name changing reasons provided by users. I have read the terms & policies on meta and want to be another hand to reduce the works of global renamers, free them more times for editing. Thank you for your attention to this request, have a nice day and best regards! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Adrizky (talk) 02:11, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Oppose Sorry, but you have only about 2500 edits globally and account is still relatively new.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 14:07, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Requests for 2 Factor Auth tester permissions

2FA Tester for wylie39

I would like to get 2fa help secure my account, since I have rollback and pending change. I have read the help page and think that the more people that have 2fa the better, thanks, --Wylie39 (talk) 15:13, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

  DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 15:15, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Killarnee

Hi, I use 2FA on many websites and would also like to use it here, I also read the 2FA documentation. Thanks, --Killarnee (T12) 14:34, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:56, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for VihangM

I have read the help page and understand the risks, thanks! --VihangM (talk) 17:27, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Jon Kolbert (talk) 21:28, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for dude22072

Have read the help page. I use 2fa/u2f wherever possible, thanks, --Dude22072 (talk) 00:19, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

  DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:50, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Jwfxpr

I am enabling 2FA on all accounts I own where this is possible. I have used 2FA extensively for many years, and I have read and understood the page at Help:Two-factor_authentication. Thanks in advance. --Jwfxpr (talk) 11:00, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done, Linedwell [talk] 12:41, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Rich Smith

Want to get my WP account protected by 2FA, I enable it on most services. Thanks :) --RichT|C|E-Mail 19:57, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

@Rich Smith: please, confirm you have read H:2FA--Sakretsu (炸裂) 20:09, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
@Sakretsu: Ah, sorry about that. Yes, I have :) - RichT|C|E-Mail 20:13, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 20:16, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Rbstrachan

I protect as many accounts as possible with 2FA and would like to do the same with my Wikipedia account. I have read the 2FA help article. Thanks, --Rbstrachan (talk) 13:55, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:27, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for RobertskySemi

This is alt account of User:Robertsky, setting up primarily to make semi-automated edits through AWB on enwiki. Already on 2FA, and have read H:2FA once again. thanks, --RobertskySemi (talk) 08:59, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 16:08, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Widefox

As passwords alone are nowadays deemed below best practice, and I use 2FA wherever possible, I'd like to fix this for my account please. I have read H:2FA , thanks, --Widefox (talk) 20:40, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 14:59, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for GregoryShapiro

I use 2FA with all accounts that support 2FA to protect access to those accounts. I've read the help article and having been using 2FA (TOTP) for years. Thank you. --GregoryShapiro (talk) 21:27, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:10, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Kazrok45

Greetings, colleagues! I would like to request access to two-factor authentication to ensure that my account is more secure. I read the help (Help:2FA). Thanks. --Kazrok4545 (talk) 04:31, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Enjoy! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:09, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for JayCoop

I've been spending the past hour increasing the security of my accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with 2FA and would like to do the same with my Wikimedia account. I have read the help page, thanks, --JC · Talk · Contributions 23:40, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Enjoy the enhanced security! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:11, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Naypta

2FA good! Security good! It'll be nice to have this deployed to all users, but until then, I'd like it please :) Thank you! --Naypta (talk) 17:03, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

@Naypta: Have you read the documentation? Ruslik (talk) 20:23, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: yes, I have, thanks :) Naypta (talk) 21:33, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
  Done Enjoy 2FA, Naypta! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:14, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Mkxjy

I have read the 2FA help page and would like to add 2FA to my account for extra security, thank you, --Mkxjy (talk) 14:49, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 14:58, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Alesloan

I have read the 2FA help page and would like to request access, thanks, --Alesloan (talk) 04:53, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:51, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Waddie96

Just like on other websites I’d like 2FA particularly since I have additional permissions which warrant taking this precaution. I have read w:WP:2FA, thanks, Waddie96 (talk) 19:14, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

  DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 23:31, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions

global interface editor for Petrb

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 21:09, 1 April 2020 UTC
  •   Support doesn't look like the rights are used much (examples might be nice!), but for the primary maintainer of a massively used program I'm comfortable with giving this access for the few times when it is needed. – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:42, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Per Ajraddatz. Do add a closing date please too. Thanks.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:43, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support No concerns - good for another year. Closing date added. ~riley (talk) 19:10, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 19:44, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support trusted user, valid reason. --Kostas20142 (talk) 23:31, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per Ajr and riley. --TheSandDoctor Talk 18:36, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -BRP ever 08:40, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done, regranted for another year, expiring on 2 April 2021. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 01:57, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for O.Koslowski

Thanks, --DCB (talk) 15:54, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

  DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:00, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Steven Crossin

Thanks, --Krd 12:35, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 14:26, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Clarkcj12

Thanks, --Krd 12:35, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 14:25, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for The Squirrel Conspiracy

Thanks, --Krd 08:53, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done-BRP ever 09:15, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Teles

Thanks, --Krd 06:11, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 06:20, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Global interface editor for ~riley

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 7 April 2020 08:03 UTC
  •   Support Okay. Valid use, just be very careful with the tools. In addition, hope you can use protection sparingly as the tool allow you to protect almost every other page in wiki. Thanks for volunteering.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:09, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support—Per CM.Minorax (talk) 08:11, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trustworthy user, experienced with the tool, valid use. --Kostas20142 (talk) 08:36, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Is this possible? That is, has it been considered appropriate in the past to edit sidebars of GS-excluded wikis? Leaderboard (talk) 10:22, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 10:32, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Experienced enough. --Hamish 10:55, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. Sure. —Sgd. Hasley 13:37, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Per Kostas. --Mirer (talk) 13:51, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Experienced and trusted user. No concerns. --TheSandDoctor Talk 16:43, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Acceptable. Leaderboard (talk) 18:16, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 22:51, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I was about to ask for this right to be assigned to me, but hey, you are here! I can ask you instead to fix all those sidebar, and tell all those lazy local admin to register to translatewiki and translate it there on translate wiki, if you can do this, I don't have to do this. Hurray for lazy villager (me).--AldnonymousBicara? 00:51, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Why not? -- CptViraj (📧) 03:59, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Support, no concerns. Competent and trusted. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 06:26, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support sure.--Turkmen talk 19:53, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 08:40, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Ahmadtalk 23:52, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -J. Ansari Talk 13:02, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2021-04-07. --Sotiale (talk) 08:22, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Global abuse filter maintainer for *Youngjin

Not ending before 15 April 2020 05:14 UTC

Hello there, I would like to apply for a global abuse filter manager permission for two main reasons. Firstable as there are constant vandalism account creating outside Korean Wikipedia to avoid antisproof and Korean Wikipedia Filter #101, Disallows the username patterns creating by Global LTA users (보민개, 대우건설) by creating accounts in other wikis, as well as maintain abuse filters in small Korean wikis except Korean Wiktionary to prevent vandalism at there. I believe I have sufficient experience with abuse filter in Korean Wikipedia. Thanks for consideration! --*Youngjin (talk) 05:14, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Question: @*Youngjin: what are some specific types of changes that you would see yourself doing with this access? There are a few other options for access as well, especially if you will only be dealing with specific projects or wikisets (e.g. small wikis). — xaosflux Talk 14:50, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
    • The reason why I indicating the small wiki activities was since there are not enough active administrators in the small wikis, When there aren't active administrator (These wikis doesn't have sufficient amount of active editors either), Having a this tool will be more useful to manage quickly than apply formal temporary RFA to just maintain abuse filter few times. Forget to mention that I want to willing to deal global vandalism with my experiences, such as as Korean LTA vandalism patterns that occurring globally, including users created/active on multiple wikis. Best,--*Youngjin (talk) 23:34, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose @*Youngjin: my understanding is that this group is meant primarily for technical reasons, not as a tool for individuals fighting inappropriate editors. For access to abuse filter management on most small-wikis, along with other tools you could use to combat vandalism such as blocking and protecting, global sysop seems more appropriate - especially if you are trying to help small projects without local communities. — xaosflux Talk 13:14, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Sorry,
  • Youngjin, but the context in which you would like to use this permission is out of scope of what the user group is designed for. I hope you are not discouraged by this and keep up the good work. ~riley (talk) 17:10, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for comments, since my propose of usage is not appropriate for nature of this right, I'll withdrawn this request.--*Youngjin (talk) 06:05, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Request withdrawn per above ~riley (talk) 06:06, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Global interface editor for Joanmp14

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 10 April 2020 00:53 UTC

Hello everyone, I am requesting this permission in order to improve the Wikipedia [1] and Wiktionary [2] interfaces in the Tigrinya language and I want to help these wikiprojects prosper and be more recognized for their respective speakers. I have created the localized Wikipedia [3] and Wiktionary [4] logos for this language and would like to make them public, I also plan to create more logos for this language for other Wikimedia projects in the future. I have experience and knowledge with the CSS mechanism. Thanks, --Joanmp14 (talk) 00:53, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

@Joanmp14: I think you are looking for m:SRP where I moved your request. Given you only need it for two wikis, I would recommend you make to individual requests for the two wikis you wish them for. I already filed your ti.wikipedia request for you. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:57, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose with 643 global edits, and not holding advanced permissions on any project this would be a very excessive permission. — xaosflux Talk 05:13, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose You are doing fantastic work, but these are dangerous permissions that require a level of trust and tenure that needs to be demonstrated before they can be granted. As indicated by DeltaQuad, requests can be made on a wiki by wiki basis where needed. ~riley (talk) 05:16, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose 187 edits in eswiki and 185 in tiwiki --𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 08:52, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Insufficient experience in general, this permission is only given to highly experienced and trusted users as this is a very high risk permission. Hope you will gain more experience and apply back in maybe a year time. Thanks for volunteering.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:19, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per CM and ~riley. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 14:35, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Riley and DeltaQuad. However, please don't let this discourage you from working on projects and continuing the good work that you have done so far. Perhaps one day you can re-apply and help out in this specific role, you just need a lot more experience than you have currently. --TheSandDoctor Talk 02:40, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above. Concerns with limited experience. -FASTILY 05:45, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  Not done No consensus for promotion --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:12, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Global abuse filter maintainer for Xaosflux

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 11 April 2020 00:41 UTC

Hello all, now that Abuse filter maintainer has gone live following the recent vote, I'm throwing my hat in the ring. I've been an abuse filter editor on enwiki for many years, and have also been active here. I'm currently a global abuse filter helper and have used this to help consult with filters on other projects. It would be easier to be able to directly assist other projects on request (such as this request from sqwiki this week). While I do not enter code changes, I am active on phab regarding discussions in this area. I have 2FA enabled, and have identified to the foundation already. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for your consideration. — xaosflux Talk 00:41, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support, sure, go ahead.--AldnonymousBicara? 00:49, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, of course. —Sgd. Hasley 01:28, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Support, no concerns. Competent candidate came ahead for the permission. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 06:17, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Minorax (talk) 06:45, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support without a doubt. You are exactly the type of person this right was created for. ~riley (talk) 06:55, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Per ~riley, was about to leave a message on your talkpage encouraging you to do so. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:26, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 07:29, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I trust Xaosflux, and I see an effective need for these rights. --Daimona Eaytoy (talk) 09:37, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Sakretsu (炸裂) 20:17, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support wasn't sure if this was within the scope of the new group, but if ~riley and Daimona Eaytoy support then I'm sure its fine (and of course, user is well trusted, etc) --DannyS712 (talk) 21:16, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 08:40, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Indeed. Ahmadtalk 23:50, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 12:27, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support It sounds like this person has the experience to assist in edit filters globally. it's for technical use and not use the right without local community consensus. Well in the example for the sqwiki, it's just one person, not the entire sqwiki. Sure it's for anti-vandalism purposes, and might be endorsed. Can I Log In (talk) 01:24, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
    @Can I Log In: thanks for the support, just to be clear I would not implement an antivandalism filter on a wiki without consensus or, as in this case, a specific request from one of their administrators who could otherwise do it themselves if they knew how. — xaosflux Talk 02:24, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support per Riley. No doubt in my mind that Xaosflux could put this to good use. --TheSandDoctor Talk 02:37, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 05:45, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportAjraddatz (talk) 13:29, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kostas20142 (talk) 15:23, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  Strong support 139.180.160.13 16:22, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Stricken out IP vote. -- CptViraj (📧) 16:37, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:53, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Mike Peel

Thanks, --Krd 06:02, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done-BRP ever 07:15, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Paracel63

Thanks, --Krd 15:42, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 15:47, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
@Krd and Matiia: Hi! What does this mean for me? Is there a related discussion on this issue? All the best.--Paracel63 (talk) 22:06, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
@Paracel63: when OTRS admins request removal of this group, they normally sent an email to the user with the information. Matiia (talk) 01:09, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Renew global interface editor for Krenair

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 14 April 2020 19:39 UTC

I'd like to extend this original request (followed by this renewal and this renewal and probably another couple of renewals I've lost track of) for another year (or longer) please. I am a long-standing member of the wikimedia technical community, I have +2 rights on mediawiki/* in Gerrit, I'm a Cloud VPS/Toolforge global root, I'm an OTRS agent, a MediaWiki.org admin/bureaucrat, and have probably a few other important permissions that I use with care. One change I remember making in recent months with these rights (that I'll mention specifically due to its nature as a security fix) was covered in phab:T241950. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 19:39, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support renewal for two years per recent precedence (1 & 2). Thanks for all you do, Krenair! ~riley (talk) 19:45, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, per riley. —Sgd. Hasley 20:55, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support has +2, clearly trusted, valid use case, no issues, etc. --DannyS712 (talk) 04:19, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 09:18, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Sure. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:55, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted user. --Hamish 23:15, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportAjraddatz (talk) 14:17, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support and thank you. Ahmadtalk 01:11, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per all of the above. -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 09:56, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --MrClog (talk) 11:04, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

  Granted for 2 years to expire on 2022-04-15. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 22:37, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Skmp

Thanks, --Krd 08:19, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Here you go. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:56, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Skmp

Thanks, --Krd 05:31, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 05:37, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Ibrahim.ID

Thanks, --Krd 04:19, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 04:25, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Abuse filter maintainer for Huji

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 26 April 2020 00:42 UTC

I became a Global Sysop back in August 2018 primarily to help with maintenance of abuse filters on different wikis. Later, the scope of my GS responsibilities was expanded to include all other things GS members do. In practice, I rarely used it outside of abuse filter related activities, and that would foreseeably remain the same. In contrast, as a MW developer with special focus on AbuseFilter extension, I would like to remain helpful in that front. Therefore, I would like to ask for my GS right removed, and instead to be given the abuse filter maintainer (AFM) right. This would essentially reduce my access to all that I really intend to use. Thanks, --Huji (talk) 00:42, 19 April 2020 (UTC)


  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2021-04-26. --Sotiale (talk) 00:45, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
@Trijnstel and Jyothis: As Huji's resignation of GS, please check the GS mailing list. Thank you! --Sotiale (talk) 00:54, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
@Sotiale: Somehow I missed this request. Anyway, now done. Trijnsteltalk 21:54, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Abuse filter maintainer for billinghurst

The following request is closed:
Not ending before 29 April 2020 09:06 UTC
  •   Support No concerns. -- CptViraj (📧) 09:26, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support absolutely! --MrJaroslavik (talk) 12:26, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Well qualified. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:27, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Sure --Kostas20142 (talk) 12:30, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, sure. —Sgd. Hasley 12:40, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 12:44, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support no brainer. --Minorax (talk) 13:16, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Herby talk thyme 13:19, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Sakretsu (炸裂) 13:33, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --BRP ever 13:48, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Supportxaosflux Talk 15:21, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportAlvaroMolina ( - ) 17:25, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Rschen7754 17:27, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 17:56, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Esteban16 (talk) 20:31, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Green Giant (talk) 20:43, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 00:57, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. Thanks for your work! Bencemac (talk) 07:34, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--Turkmen talk 22:03, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 07:36, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support for your work and an initial lowercase letter. --Hamish 13:36, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Sotiale (talk) 13:38, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 15:40, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 08:22, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support ~riley (talk) 09:10, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Symantec51 (talk) 10:33, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Daimona Eaytoy (talk) 14:47, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose, you should be a steward instead. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 03:32, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
    Interesting response. If it is joke, it is not evident. I have been a steward previously, and at this time, no thank you, nor do I need that level of access for how I wish to contribute. [Not that there is an election at the moment anyway.]  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:34, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -J. Ansari Talk 15:32, 26 April 2020 (UTC
  •   Support --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 10:00, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Question: Hi Billinghurst, if you'd like to create a new abuse filter, should the next script works or not?
!("autoconfirmed" in user_rights) &
old_size = 4000 &
new_size < 1000
Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 16:37, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
It is syntactically correct, so it will work, though just not very often.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:30, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support FitIndia Talk Commons 18:51, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support trusted, knows their stuff, use case, etc --DannyS712 (talk) 23:03, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Vermont (talk) 23:41, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:11, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Per DannyS712 and answer of Billinghurst. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 06:24, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - Trusted user with the experience of working with filters. No concerns. Ahmadtalk 15:18, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
  Done No concerns, promoted for a year to expire on 2021-04-29. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:53, 29 April 2020 (UTC) Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.