Steward requests/Global permissions/2021-03

Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Tulsi Bhagat

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 12 March 2021 08:13 UTC

Hello! I am a former global sysop and global rollbacker. No doubt, 2020 was an anxious year for everyone. My rights were removed on 29 June 2020 for creating an article twice at the English Wikipedia where I am not really a proficient user my stupidity. You may read the detailed discussion over here. I would like to comeback to my anti-vandalism work. I am an active SWMT member, and I everyday monitor wikis through #cvn-swconnect. Various filters and sometimes CAPTCHA across wikis bothers me in my anti-vandalism work. This is why I am here looking for vote of confidence. Thank you for your time and valuable consideration. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 08:13, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

  •   Comment Since the previous removal involved Tulsi's English Wikipedia activity, I notified the English Wikipedia. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:33, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
@Tulsi Bhagat:, ordinarily I would have directly supported you, but it's the second time I'm seeing you lose permissions due to your actions. How would you make sure that whatever led to your revocation of GR would not happen again? And why is that you are now admitting that you made a mistake but back then tried to justify your actions? Leaderboard (talk) 08:34, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Leaderboard for your questions. I am the kind of person who learns from the mistake and/or own actions. I am a far perfect human being. I am always a learner. I try to make myself better and better. I don't repeat my bad. Sorry, I couldn't recall my situation. Probably I was figuring to myself out from that situation. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 08:52, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm not satisfied with your response. Leaderboard (talk) 09:46, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose This tool requires trust on all Wiki's and such trust has been lost on English Wikipedia. Perhaps they should apply on individual Wiki's where they have not misused this tool. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 08:42, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose The fact that Tulsi can't be honest about the removal of their previous permissions makes it a strong oppose. I'd prefer them to be globally locked and community banned from all WMF sites for their flagrant Terms of Use violations, rather than asking for global permissions only months after they had their permissions revoked by the Stewards. The root cause of their permissions being removed isn't their claimed lack of proficiency, but that they were caught trying to add an article that was solicited via a paid editing site and that they were reviewing articles on the English Wikipedia added by just one account (subsequently blocked for paid editing Terms of Use violations and sockpuppetry). They were subsequently caught offering "Free social media support" that is "Related to Wikimedia projects" (I've still got the screenshot of your advert, Tulsi, should your memory require additional refreshment - if you want me to upload it, just let me know the license you're releasing it under). There's further details about all of these issues at w:User_talk:Tulsi_Bhagat/Archive_2#Paid_editing and the full discussion remains deeply concerning. The loss of trust was massive and will take years, not weeks to overcome here. Nick (talk) 09:26, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong oppose Trust comes by foot, leaves by horse. (Translated from this Dutch expression: Vertrouwen komt te voet, vertrekt te paard. That expression means it's very hard to get trust, and it's easy to lose it.) Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 09:48, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - UPE is a scourge on Wikimedia projects. Someone who is evasive about paid editing/COI and using permissions to further the goals of a paid editor unfortunately cannot be trusted with advanced permissions. ƒirefly ( t · c · who? ) 10:04, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

  Request withdrawn. I am sorry.  Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 10:15, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Global rollback for Iflaq

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 27 March 2021 03:59 UTC
  •   Oppose. I don't see a reason, plus I am not seeing any of the cross-wiki experience that one needs for global rollback. You may want to get some experience joining the SWMT and reapplying later. Leaderboard (talk) 08:29, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Not enough cross-wiki activity. I wish you apply again later after get experience. --Uncitoyentalk 08:42, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose insufficient xwiki activity as shown by edit matrix. A case of w:en:WP:NOTNOW, so to speak. JavaHurricane 15:17, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose no justification asserted, sparse xwiki experience. — xaosflux Talk 15:21, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Not a serious application without giving any rationale. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:36, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above - low experienced and no reason given --DannyS712 (talk) 15:36, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose --Saroj Uprety (talk) 15:44, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above. Nadzik (talk) 19:06, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per lack of xwiki experience. — csc-1 19:17, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

  Not done Request has no chance to pass under any circumstances. Speedily closing as not done. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:55, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Global rollback for נריה קלר

Not ending before 27 March 2021 15:20 UTC
  •   Oppose. There is no reason for your request, and your edit matrix does not indicate crosswiki experience either. Leaderboard (talk) 15:28, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
I tour all the little sites, and permission will help me. נריה קלר (talk) 15:32, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi @נריה קלר:, you do not need global rollback to "tour" the sites or perform basic antivandalism (the Undo tool is available). GR is normally for users who already have some experience in reverting cross-wiki vandalism. Leaderboard (talk) 15:35, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
I know I do not have to, but it's more convenient. This permission can not be harmful (especially for a contributing user), and I ask that you change the vote. נריה קלר (talk) 15:37, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@נריה קלר: In practice, undo works well enough for reverting vandalism (as someone who does occasional crosswiki anti-vandalism). The community normally requests some experience in this field before requesting global rollback (which is the reason I haven't applied for it). If you want to take this route, SWMT is a helpful place to start. Leaderboard (talk) 15:41, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm already using it, but much more convenient that I can recover easily, because I before I restore the corruption I click on "difference", and then it is consumed. נריה קלר (talk) 15:47, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Not a serious application without giving any rationale. Touring clearly isn't one. Being a sysop I think you will know that when we apply for something, clearly we need to give some reason except like say autopatrol which doesn't have much effect on editing. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:37, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Camouflaged Mirage, Sorry I did not give a reason, but the reason is to make it more convenient for me to monitor all the little wiki sites. נריה קלר (talk) 15:39, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
    @נריה קלר Monitoring sites doesn't require any additional rights. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:40, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
    Although not obligatory, but more convenient. נריה קלר (talk) 15:42, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
    @נריה קלר The issue here is that you do not have a track record. Vandalism in projects can take many forms, and we need to see a track record to be comfortable to grant such permission. I will suggest what Leaderboard said above and come back say 3-6 months later, and you will then be a good candidate. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:45, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Little crosswiki experience or demonstrated need --DannyS712 (talk) 15:37, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
    @DannyS712, I monitor all wiki sites, and this permission will help me. Although I did not monitor much, but later I intend to monitor more, and even if I have the permission I will be more comfortable. נריה קלר (talk) 15:41, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose --Saroj Uprety (talk) 15:45, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Don't get discouraged by this but IMHO it would be great if you do patrol small wiki for few months and request for GR after some experience. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:46, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  • OK. I've heard everything you told me, and I'm taking down the request. A few more months I will turn here again, and I will ask again. thank you for the detailed explanation! נריה קלר (talk) 15:50, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

  Not done. Withdrawn by requestor. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:52, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Global rollback for Elli

Not ending before 5 April 2021 03:15 UTC

Hi, this is a bit of a weird request, so I would understand it being rejected, but I can't find anyway to do what I'd like with a more restrictive userright. I've recently been renaming a significant amount of files on Wikimedia Commons, which automatically tries to replace all uses of the old name with the new one. However, if blocked by say, a CAPTCHA, it instead adds it to a list to be processed by c:User:CommonsDelinker, which is not ideal. Therefore, I'd like something like "global autoconfirmed" to avoid such CAPTCHAs and be able to replace usage globally. Since there is no such right, but "skipcaptcha" is included with global rollback, I'm requesting it here. Thanks for your consideration. (as for trust/experience, I have ~16k contribs at enwiki, ~5k at commons, and ~1k at Wikidata, and am a pending changes reviewer at enwiki, so I do have some experience with dealing with vandalism. I've never vandalized, been blocked, or as far as I can remember, edit warred) Elli (talk) 03:15, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

@Elli perhaps CAPTCHA exemptions might be a better option? Global user group with just skipcaptcha, which seems like its what you're asking for DannyS712 (talk) 03:19, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@DannyS712: I was unaware that group existed! Yes, I'd be perfectly happy with that. Elli (talk) 03:22, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Elli then I suggest you withdraw this request and file a new one below, under "Requests for other global permissions" - there is precedent for your use case DannyS712 (talk) 03:23, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@DannyS712: Doing that. Thanks. Elli (talk) 03:25, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for Savh

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 5 March 2021 22:36 UTC

Hi, I'd like to re-apply to the Global Sysop group. I previously was one from July 2011 onwards, nearly ten years ago. I was later elected steward in 2014, and resigned from that position in 2017. The last couple of months I have been quite active again as a part of the SWMT (now using SWViewer), and I think having access to the Global Sysop toolset would be beneficial to intervene in certain situations without the need to call on others for deletions and blocks. As mentioned in my past requests, I'm bilingual Dutch & Spanish, and understand a few other Latin and Germanic languages. Aside from my global activities, I'm a sysop on the Spanish Wikipedia and on the Spanish Wikibooks. Savhñ 22:36, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

  •   Support No concerns. --ZabeMath (talk) 22:43, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support No concerns. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 04:49, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Welcome back! Jianhui67 talkcontribs 05:39, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Sure! --Superpes15 (talk) 05:56, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Rschen7754 05:58, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -- - FitIndia Talk Admin on Commons 05:59, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, yes please. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 06:28, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, No concerns. -- CptViraj (talk) 07:01, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Leaderboard (talk) 09:30, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support definitely, trustworthy and competent. -Mh7kJ (talk) 09:44, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support No cencerns. Active user on cross-wiki. --Uncitoyentalk 10:09, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose, Grant steward instead :P. Thanks for volunteering, active xwiki, why not.   Support of course. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:14, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Why not.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:23, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support! --Vituzzu (talk) 10:24, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support-BRP ever 10:31, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support dwf² 10:36, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Yes, please. Trijnsteltalk 10:39, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   ¡Por supuesto! Sgd. —Hasley 14:33, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Ok. --Irwin talk2me 15:05, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Of course!Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 15:08, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support--20041027 tatsu (talk) 16:05, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Was there any doubt that I would not support you? Savh has proven theirselves more then enough in the past as steward. --Wiki13 (talk) 16:08, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 16:34, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support --LuchoCR (talk) 16:46, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not falling for the trick this time. --KPFC💬 17:18, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
    Which trick, @KPFC? Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:19, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
    @KPFC: I have no idea what you're referring to. I have no intention to trick anyone. Would you care to explain? Savhñ 18:12, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Saroj Uprety (talk) 17:23, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support * Pppery * it has begun 17:49, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Supportcsc-1 23:27, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Welcome back --DannyS712 (talk) 05:44, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 08:45, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Stryn (talk) 10:37, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:42, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:12, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support —-mirinano (talk) 12:10, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 14:19, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Why not? --Galahad (sasageyo!)(esvoy) 14:41, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Sotiale (talk) 23:51, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support obviously. --IWI (talk) 08:45, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 08:59, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support yes —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:20, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 09:40, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support --Belwine (talk) 12:38, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support I thought I'd voted but maybe not --Herby talk thyme 13:24, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. Meiræ 19:38, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Welcome back = No concerns ミラP@Miraclepine 20:12, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Minoraxtalk 03:58, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Infinite0694 (Talk) 14:11, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Wim b 16:30, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Matiia (talk) 16:36, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Absolutely. Welcome back. RadiX 19:39, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, sure. Nadzik (talk) 19:24, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support} - welcome back! – Ajraddatz (talk) 13:40, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support.--HakanIST (talk) 13:49, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --SM7--talk-- 17:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   SupportEihel (talk) 05:56, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Linedwell [talk] 13:48, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Achim (talk) 19:36, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Daniuu (talk) 19:37, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
      Support --Sarosivak (talk) 19:49, 3 March 2021 (UTC) (account blocked/locked. — xaosflux Talk 19:29, 5 March 2021 (UTC))
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 15:41, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Mtarch11 (talk) 16:32, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Charitwo (talk) 01:07, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  •   Done, clear consensus to promote. RadiX 05:38, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
     Thanks! Thank you for your continued support! I hope to be able to give these tools good use. Savhñ 08:18, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Green Burger

I have been globally blocked thanks to vandalism in my network. The block prevented me from making my Wikipedia account, so I had to request one, but when I tried using my sandbox, I noticed I couldn’t. Can I get an exemption for my account so I can use it? thanks, --Green Burger (talk) 00:01, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

You should ask for an exemption on English Wikipedia. Ruslik (talk) 09:08, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
  Request withdrawn I’ll try then, see ya. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Green Burger (talk) 15:08, 1 March 2021
Marking to be locally handled. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:50, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Sarosivak

I am a Wikipedia user from mainland China, so I use a VPN to edit Wikipedia. I have got IPBE on Chinese Wikipedia, but I want to edit on other wikis, like Wikibooks. So please help me get Global IPBE.Thank --Sarosivak (talk) 20:26, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

  Not done Ruslik (talk) 20:40, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for FradonStar

The user comes from China mainland and has got the local IPBE on Chinese Wikipedia. He wants to contribute to Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, and English Wikipedia, etc. And he is not allowed to edit meta due to his VPN, I just help him to publish the requestion.--瑞丽江的河水 (talk) 15:29, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:04, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Metasintactic

I frequently consider editing various wikipedia pages about which I have specific or obscure knowledge/information which would improve the quality of the given articles, or to link otherwise disparate subjects together. However given my desire to avoid surveillance capitalism et al, I am consistently blocked from doing so due to my IP address(es). The frustration involved has even made me reconsider donating to wikimedia foundation during past fundraising drives, though I am otherwise predisposed to do so.

Can you reach out to us and provide a little more detail and we'd be happy to take a look. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:28, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I notice that in spite of reaching out to ask for clarification of what's needed, the status of this request has been changed to "Not done" without any further clarification of what specific details are lacking/wanted? Can you please provide some instructions about what specifically you require?

Global IP block exempt for Abcestc

I am from China, I am using a open proxy to bypass GFW. I want Global IPBE. thanks very much! -- Abcestc (talk) 06:30, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

If you just intend to edit zhwiki, then a local exemption would be more appropriate. Would this work? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:46, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I now requested a local IPBE at [1], but I also want to edit English wikipedia, can you give me global IPBE and english wikipedia IPBE? -- Abcestc (talk) 06:56, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
and, for bypass global IP block, I needed a global IPBE. -- Abcestc (talk) 07:05, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
for example, global IP block like this:
Error, edit not saved.
Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis.

The block was made by Martin Urbanec (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open proxy: email stewards@wikimedia.org should you be affected .

Start of block: 00:07, 19 March 2020
Expiry of block: 00:07, 19 March 2021
Your current IP address is 172.105.240.170 and the blocked range is 172.105.192.0/18. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

If you believe you were blocked by mistake, you can find additional information and instructions in the No open proxies global policy. Otherwise, to discuss the block please post a request for review on Meta-Wiki or send an email to the stewards OTRS queue at stewards@wikimedia.org including all above details.
-- Abcestc (talk) 07:15, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
So local IPBE will override global IPBE, English Wikipedia has a separate process for IPBE requesting, please see w:WP:IPECPROXY for further details. If you need anything beyond zhwiki or enwiki, please let me know. Marking locally handled. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 07:24, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
OK, no problem. for now, I have obtained a zhwiki IPBE, I just want a enwiki IPBE. I not needed a global IPBE. -- Abcestc (talk) 07:33, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
and, enwiki IPBE is can work at metawiki? or metawiki IPBE is needed? -- Abcestc (talk) 07:37, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
@Abcestc It seems you are able to edit Meta wiki with no problems? Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:59, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for امین اکبر

I could not open commons.wikimedia.org. There is "This site can’t be reached" error. However, on other IP range I can visit this. I also could not use WikiData due to IP range block, thanks, --Ameen Akbar (talk) 17:13, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

@امین اکبر Not being able to reach commons.wikimedia.org sounds like a connectivity issue rather than a block. Are you seeing an explicit "editing blocked" message? If so, would you mind sharing it here, or emailing to stewards@wikimedia.org? Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:58, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec Whenever I visit commons.wikimedia.org, it show me "This site can’t be reached" error with "DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN" message. My current IP is 182.186.35.12. Now I active Cloudflare WARP application.Now my IP is 8.38.147.7 and I can visit and login to commons.wikimedia.org as normal. No Problem on this site now. But with WARP I can not use English Wikipedia.--Ameen Akbar (talk) 13:35, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@امین اکبر: Can you look into this link?   We can't help you by giving you IPBE. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:39, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

--185.120.144.109 19:04, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for AraAve

My IP was globally blocked in all Wikis by AmandaNP (meta.wikimedia.org) for a reason - No open proxies. I edit Armenian Wikipedia, and now I can't create new articles and add links. My IP address is 45.15.75.203, please unblock me or please say what I must do, thanks. --AraAve (talk) 10:49, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

@AraAve: Can you contact us with a screenshot of the block you are facing, because that IP isn't showing blocked on our end. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:16, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, my blocked IP is 45.159.75.203.--AraAve (talk) 06:27, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
So that range is showing a string of open proxies. Do you use a proxy? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:40, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I just edit Wikipedia, create new articles about two months, but IP address was blocked some days ago. I edit from some IP addresses and this one is at our home. I don't add any apps and don't use proxy knowingly (I don't know what that is, sorry).--AraAve (talk) 07:01, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Let me talk to a few people and see what we can do. I'll get back to you. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 07:30, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
At this time, I'm not willing to grant you IPBE. It appears very clearly that you have a second account, and the IP that was blocked was not only a proxy, but showing signs of a compromised host. There seems to be too much risk in granting this exemption at this time since you are onto a new IP that is not gblocked already.   Not done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:20, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for EdwardAlexanderCrowley

Hello, I'm from mainland China. I'm mainly on zhwiki, and I also edit jawiki and enwiki. When I translate to zh, I usually preprocess the article in ja or en User subpage, because the content translation tool is not smart enough.

I always use proxy. The proxy I'm using have many lines, most are blocked. Actually, one of which was blocked by Sotiale after I was suddenly involved in SRCU: Steward_requests/Checkuser/2021-01#呼尔奇兰@zh.wikipedia_2, maybe because Sotiale find out I was using proxy. I'm quite afraid all lines will be blocked sooner or later. (The account CrowleyBot maybe used as bot, but no plan) --EdwardAlexanderCrowley (talk) 17:13, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:48, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks EdwardAlexanderCrowley (talk) 02:10, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for LJF2019

I'm an experienced editor with over 16,000 edits on the English Wikipedia. I've been editing there for almost 8 years now, and I just started using a VPN service to enhance my privacy. As a trusted and experienced editor on the English Wikipedia, I believe I am a suitable candidate for a global IP block exemption, so that I can edit Wikipedia logged in while also enjoying enhanced privacy from my VPN provider. Thanks, --LJF2019 (talk) 19:22, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

@LJF2019: Hello, to edit English Wikipedia you will need a local IP block exempt. Since there much VPN providers are locally blocked, global exempt can not help you. stanglavine msg 20:14, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  Not done. No answer. stanglavine msg 16:29, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Wikitanvir

I've recently started using VPN as I frequently edit using public WiFi services. Therefore, a global IP block exception would help. Thanks! — T. 12:58, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. stanglavine msg 16:20, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Ogista

Because i will start editing with VPN (because my IP range is blocked), i need global IP exemption, to edit in Spanish Wikipedia, thanks, --Ogista (talk) 14:53, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

  Not done @Ogista: To edit only the Spanish Wikipedia you should request a local exempt. Instructions can be found on this page. stanglavine msg 16:36, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 邪凶凤

我来自中国大陆,因为我有时会活跃在各个维基项目,所以我需要全局IP封禁豁免权,望批准,谢谢, --邪凶凤 (talk) 00:19, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

我已授予您全域IP封禁例外权限。谢谢。 --Sotiale (talk) 08:45, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
非常感谢 10:09, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Sintakso

It would be helpful if I could edit through a VPN, which I am occasionally using for privacy and security reasons. Thanks, Sintakso (talk) 11:55, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 10:57, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Sj

It would be helpful for me to edit through a VPN. I sometimes use one for security reasons, and sometimes edit from a computer that is automatically logged into one; switching to edit WP means I have to remember to switch again when I leave the site. Thank you, –SJ talk  02:11, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 10:57, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for SodhakSH

My current IP address is 89.163.214.101 and the blocked range is 89.163.128.0/17, so I am unable to edit. I am able to edit this, through an alternate IP. It would be really helpful if a global IP block exemption can be granted. Thank you. 🔥शब्दशोधक🔥 04:09, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

From what I've found out, this is being caused by a VPN I use and the IP geolocates to Germany per https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/89.163.214.101. I would, however, still use a VPN for staying safe on the internet, so a Global IP block exemption would be useful. 🔥शब्दशोधक🔥 07:18, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:48, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for PeterZF

It would be helpful if I could edit again with my company notebook which seems to use the global IP range 163.116.178.0/24 and remarks 'no open proxies'. Thanks. --PeterZF (talk) 18:05, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:48, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Shahadusadik

<Hello, my IP address 102.176.65.88 has been blocked. I wish to request an IP block exemption to enable me to lead a Wikidata training session tommorrow. The event is less than 24 hours. Kindly assist, thanks, --Shahadusadik (talk) 22:28, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

You are going to need a local exemption as you already have a global one. I'll point someone this direction. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:23, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
@Jasper Deng: Thank you for your email. Everything looks ok now. Shahadusadik (talk) 14:53, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for ITPRO.UZ

I use vpn for work and therefore the ip address is constantly changing. It would be great if I got this flag. --ITPRO.UZ (talk) 17:10, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Are you facing any blocks? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 17:19, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
No, when the IP address changes, it will automatically log out of the account. --ITPRO.UZ (talk) 17:23, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
That is not something that a global IP block exempt will help you with. You may have to select remain logged in. Stewards can't assist with this matter. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 20:02, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
213.230.114.92 It's my ip adress. It is blocked on the Russian Wikipedia for unknown reasons. What do you think about this?--ITPRO.UZ (talk) 14:48, 25 March 2021 (UTC) @AmandaNP
You would need a local exemption for that, something that can only be done by local administrators. Please see ru:Википедия:Исключение_из_IP-блокировок -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:09, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Chinvo

I'm a wikipedian live in China mainland, I have to use proxy to access wikipedia, I use self-hosted private proxies, but almost all of them are blocked. I'd wish an IP block exemption, thx. --Chino Chang (talk) 07:46, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:13, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Putnik

I am currently working from an office that uses an ISP, which is also a hosting provider, and it is blocked as an open proxy (213.219.224.0/20). Perhaps it would be better to unblock the range that is not being used for hosting, but it is not yet clear how to split ranges. — putnik 20:38, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:33, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for X-SHLIED

Hi, I'm a Wikipedia user from China. I need gipbe to access wikidate and commons.Thank!--X-SHLIED (talk) 15:19, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 12:34, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 光能合成者

I am a user from People's Republic of China, and already have local IPBE of the site. I need Global IPBE to edit on Wikipedia in other languages. I don't know if my application will be rejected because I use VPN. I hope my application can be approved. Thank you.--光能合成者 (talk) 14:27, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:50, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Liu116

I am a user from Chinese Wikipedia, and already have local IPBE of the site. I need Global IPBE because sometimes I need to use VPN to access and make edits on Wikipedia in other languages and Wikidata. Thanks! --№.N (talk) 04:47, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:01, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Removal of global IP block exempt for Wqxjgp

The user is almost exclusively active on fawiki and has been blocked there multiple times, including for suspected sock puppetry. Essentially, the user has bypassed the local IPBE process by requesting and receiving the access here. Many proxy IPs that are globally blocked are not locally blocked, and having global IPBE allows users to bypass those. Therefore, global IPBE should be restricted to good faith users, which this user is not. CU data on fawiki shows the user has indeed used VPN and hosting in the last few weeks. Therefore, as a local CU, I would like to request removal of global IPBE for this user. --Huji (talk) 00:51, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done The flag is for users in good standing. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:26, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions

Global rename for Geonuch

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Hello everyone. I would like to help users through renaming process especially users by Thai community. I understand that no global renamers who have Thai language skill at this time (see User talk:Geonuch#Renaming) and my home wiki (Thai Wikipedia) has a frequent problem that needs to request for changing username (such as, [2], [3], [4], [5], etc.). I'm active on many Thai Wikimedia projects and have sysop right on thwiki, thwikibooks, and thwikisource. I have understood global rename policy and hope that I will be of benefit of the community. Best regards, --Geonuch (talk) 07:16, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

  •   Support Looks fine to me. Leaderboard (talk) 07:19, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support CU and sysop on thwiki, can be trusted with global renamer tools. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 07:20, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support He/she is an admin on many Thai wikis. There are dozens that you done blocks per username policy on home wiki. New admin on home wiki but it isn't no problem. I guess there is no global renamer who knows Thai very well. He/she can help with renamer requests for Thai wikis firstly. --Uncitoyentalk 10:28, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Per usual standard that a sysop in a medium / large wiki that is not under a cloud locally can be automatically entitled to the tool. They are a CU in th and th is a large wiki. That's fit my usual criterion. Thanks for volunteering. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:00, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support For sure. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:11, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support No concerns. --ZabeMath (talk) 11:23, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, sure. Sgd. —Hasley 11:40, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support —-mirinano (talk) 12:11, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --20041027 tatsu (talk) 16:49, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Sotiale (talk) 23:51, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support dwf² 07:38, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 09:40, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, Sure. -- CptViraj (talk) 09:43, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Tvcccp (talk) 11:17, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Looks good. — csc-1 20:12, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support LGTM --DannyS712 (talk) 00:55, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Sure! --Superpes15 (talk) 06:40, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support - what Camouflaged Mirage said. Cabayi (talk) 13:30, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support-- sure.Infinite0694 (Talk) 14:19, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 07:23, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support-- - FitIndia Talk Admin on Commons 09:00, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:08, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, sure, go for it. Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 21:38, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   SupportAjraddatz (talk)
  •   Support --Sarosivak (talk) 19:49, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support RadiX 03:40, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support.-BRP ever 05:54, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 15:42, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 03:48, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support No concerns. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 05:11, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Minoraxtalk 23:17, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   SupportYahya (talkcontribs.) 20:49, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done @Geonuch: Please subscribe to the mailing list listed above and fill your babel out on the template. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 07:16, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Global rename for Leaderboard

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Not ending before 19 March 2021 22:26 UTC

I am an en.wikibooks, MediaWiki sysop and a Meta patroller and want to help users in renaming their accounts. I plan to start with simple and uncontroversial renames in English first (given that this is an advanced and risky permission), before moving on later to the other languages I can read (hi) and speak (ml) (I do not plan to handle other languages for now given their policy differences). Thanks in advance for your consideration, and apologies if I've gotten something wrong.

Note: On the subject of renames, I was blocked in en.wiki (see my talk page there) as a new user at the end of 2013 as my username was considered promotional. While the block was correct back then, it happened due to my immaturity at that time and do not think that it should be an issue anymore.

P.S: Both en.wikibooks and mediawiki.org redirect their rename pages to Meta.

Leaderboard (talk) 22:26, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  •   Support * Pppery * it has begun 03:00, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose IMO global renamer should be one who appreciates constructive criticism and nice when communicating with other users but I don't like the way you interact with other users especially this instance where you called an established user's request "junk". Also here when you were told that your deletion was wrong, you tried to make your own policy. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:39, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB:, thanks for your comments. I think I should respond to the two examples you provided:
For the first one, I admit the use of the word "junk" was not good. I was trying to say something on the lines of "I would have opposed the request because it is inappropriate to request GS for a single LTA", and unfortunately "junk" was not an ideal equivalent, for which I apologise.
For the second one, I did not intend to create my own deletion policy. I was just explaining in good faith why I thought the deletion was appropriate, and as you would have noticed, I undeleted the page in the course of our discussion and did not delete it back. Plus, as it turns out, it was deleted later (with different content). We do have a lot of users on MediaWiki that misunderstand the purpose of a user page.
Again, thanks for your comments, especially the first one you raised, as I could have handled that better. Leaderboard (talk) 08:54, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Neutral I have read your unblock requests and am 50/50 about this. The sysops on English Wikipedia have said that they'll block you again if Leaderboard Web Browser starts up again. However you have made positive contributions on all wikis for the last two years, and have made at least one edit on 30 different Wikis. 82.3.185.12 08:58, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  • My usual standard is that a sysop in a medium size / large size wiki which is relatively active and not under the cloud should be given the access. As of the medium size wiki, it's met by enwikibooks. Active they are, and not under a cloud there they are too. For the mediawiki issues it's unfortunate that there is such occurrence, but it's in 2019 which 2 years ago is a little quite long but well the placing of their own policies is a little worrying, as GR usually needs to respect policy, not re-create their own. As of the labelling as junk, it's also unfortunate but they had apologized above. I am not particularly interested in the enwp issue as it's seems settled but it unfortunately have to do with username. I am really torn apart with this request. On the balance we have a trusted user wanting to help in a bona fide manner, and I will think they would had taken into consideration the feedback they received here and if successful, handle renames very cautiously. The way they handled the oppose shown some degree of maturity of communication too. Hence, I will   Support the access.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:14, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Neutral --DannyS712 (talk) 21:52, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Too many concerns with communication and working together with others. --Rschen7754 21:56, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Tell me if I'm right. This task deviates a little from the problems cited by the opponents: a request is made, the request is checked, then the renaming is done or not. A problem can arise when interacting with applicants or local communities, but I remain confident about it (it's not as if he is endlessly negative on all these interventions…). The main problem is the renaming itself, but several errors can be found quickly - especially by local wikis - and the right removed quickly. Cordially. —Eihel (talk) 21:55, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Weak support Active user and sysop at enwikibooks, just a little bit concern about communication with others.--Matttest (talk) 02:47, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 04:25, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. Sgd. —Hasley 12:33, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Neutral --Minoraxtalk 13:34, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Weak oppose/  Neutral Too many concerns mantioned above. Nadzik (talk) 17:30, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose — Per above behavioral concerns, and due to the concerns about hat collecting expressed in mw:Project:Requests/User rights/Leaderboard (2). — csc-1 01:49, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Arccosecant: With due respect to you, I will have to disagree about your "hat collecting" comment, for the below reasons:
    • The request you have linked to is nearly two years old
    • I do not request a flag unless I think I could help the community, and it's true for every request I make. I am aware that I requested relatively more flags during the 2018-19 period, and have been more careful since then.
    If you think a request that was made two years back can be attributed as "hat collecting", I would appreciate if you could tell me for how long I need to wait before requesting any flag so that I do not get hit with "hat collecting" accusations, because I really hate being accused of it. Leaderboard (talk) 08:58, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Leaderboard: Can you offer up a refutation of said hat collecting claims? They appear quite scathing, so I'd like to know why they're wrong as opposed to simply having been a while ago. — csc-1 16:15, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Arccosecant: I think I had addressed them in the above comment. It is important to give context to the timeframe of those allegations, because they would hold substantially more weight if these comments were made, say, a month back, than two years. This also applies to the "behaviour" concerns that 1997Kb pointed out (out of which I have already apologised for one); I would have much preferred to know about it soon after making that comment rather than when applying for GR. People (including myself) make mistakes from time to time, and I try to improve from them.
    Were these claims true two years back? I personally don't think so, because I applied for that specific right because I saw some backlogs in MediaWiki's userrights page (a lot of bureaucrats in MediaWiki.org are inactive) and thought I, as an active administrator back then, could process them (similar to my failed CheckUser application on en.wikibooks in December 2018). Unfortunately, others had a different opinion on what constituted hat collecting, and I had to respect their views as well. Plus, there was a problem with my userpage: I formerly used to provide details on the flag applications I made for transparency reasons, which many users unexpectedly construed it to be hat-collecting. Hence, as a result of the feedback I got during that application, I removed it. I also did not make any flag applications anywhere till January 2021 (where I unsuccessfully applied for limited Meta.Wiki RfA, though that has nothing to do with hat-collecting).
    If I should be answering something else, or if you want me to comment on any specific allegation or comment in that request, please let me know. Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 16:34, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Weak support I'm a little concerned, thanks to some comments for the communication problems mentioned above. Because I think the same for Leaderboard from time to time. Therefore, I don't think to give full support. --Uncitoyentalk 18:34, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support I am a bit concerned with their behaviour, but this does not stop me from supporting. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:10, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

  Not done Insufficient number of support votes to promote at this time. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 14:33, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

@AmandaNP:, I am not aware of a rule saying that I needed to get a certain number of support votes. Are you referring to the "80% support" in the policy? Plus, this appears to be in (direct) contraction to the header of this page which clearly says that it's not a vote (Please note that global renamer discussions are not votes and This is not a vote). Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 14:37, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
The text at the top of this section is templated in every section on this page, and therefore I will take the GRN policy page over what that says. And yes, I'm referring to the 80% support line. A generous interpetation has you at 67% support. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 14:43, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
@AmandaNP: fair enough, but then it's odd to meet one criterion but not the other for the same role... Should that be changed? P.S: I think it should be 73%, not 67% (I count 8 supports and 3 oppose at best). Leaderboard (talk) 14:50, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
It's a community decision to figure out what text should be there, I am only one closer/steward. I'm also not going to argue out a vote count, especially since either way it's below 80%. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 14:56, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Global rename for Civvì

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Not ending before 19 March 2021 21:16 UTC

Hello! I am an admin and bureaucrat on itwiki and OTRS member, I would mainly help with the requests coming from italian users. I've read the global rename policy. Thank you. --Civvì (talk) 21:16, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  •   Strong support Civvì was also a bureaucrat when renaming was handled locally and has an extensive experience with policies and inappropriate usernames. Since Italian renamers (me too) are not very active in this period it's better to increase the quality of the Italian renames and I'm sure that Civvì will make a great contribution to the team also from a global point of view (she speaks very well German and English). I think she's a very good candidate for the GRR! --Superpes15 (talk) 21:25, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support ok Leaderboard (talk) 22:02, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support of course--Sakretsu (炸裂) 22:32, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Minoraxtalk 23:17, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support--Parma1983 (talk) 02:19, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support per Superpes15. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:40, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support--Eru Rōraito (talk) 12:02, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Of course, meets my usual criterion which a medium size / large size wiki sysop which is relatively good standing locally and is active should be given the access. They are of course trusted on it as a crat, thanks so much for volunteering. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:06, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 15:52, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --mirinano (talk) 17:02, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --DannyS712 (talk) 21:51, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 04:18, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support - Jurisdicta (talk) 05:38, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support dwf² 09:24, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Supportcsc-1 16:31, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -J. Ansari Talk 10:28, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 07:10, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --ZabeMath (talk) 18:59, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 05:11, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Belwine (talk) 12:14, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 04:20, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. Sgd. —Hasley 12:34, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -- DARIO SEVERI (talk) 00:06, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Strong candidate. -- Green Giant (talk) 17:59, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, yeah, go for it Civvì! Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 17:28, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, most certainly! — T. 12:59, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Uncitoyentalk 18:34, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

  •   Done, clear consensus to promote. stanglavine msg 22:20, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
@Trijnstel: Can you do your magic? Thank you. stanglavine msg 22:22, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done. Trijnsteltalk 09:27, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Global rename for SilkTork

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Not ending before 28 March 2021 12:09 UTC

Hi. I'm an admin and 'Crat on en.wiki. I noted there is a slight backlog on rename requests on en.wiki and I'm offering to help out. I've read Global renamers and Global rename policy. SilkTork (talk) 12:09, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

  •   Support Of course, meets my usual criterion that a medium/large size wiki sysop which is in good standing locally and is active should be granted the tools upon request (or even bundled), they are admin/crat at enwp, thanks for volunteering. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:54, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Absolutely. — csc-1 22:03, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support LGTM --DannyS712 (talk) 03:13, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. Sgd. —Hasley 12:41, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support OK, meets my standards of being a crat on a large wiki. — xaosflux Talk 13:20, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Minoraxtalk 13:34, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support —-ZabeMath (talk) 14:13, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:51, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Asartea Talk (Enwiki Talk (preferred)) 17:06, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 01:40, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Strong candidate. -- Green Giant (talk) 18:01, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 11:46, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Nadzik (talk) 17:29, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support dwf² 09:07, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support * Pppery * it has begun 02:40, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Belwine (talk) 10:26, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:09, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support RadiX 04:00, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 10:49, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support נריה קלר (talk) 18:22, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support - FitIndia Talk Admin on Commons 19:04, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Absolutely. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 00:59, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support no concerns.-BRP ever 12:11, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support No issues --Superpes15 (talk) 19:56, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 15:09, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Irwin talk2me 22:29, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Raptor (Unknown) 02:37, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -J. Ansari Talk 21:05, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done, clear consensus. Trijnsteltalk 21:16, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Requests for 2 Factor Auth tester permissions

2FA Tester for SchlurcherBotT

I would like to try 2 Factor Auth in a bot setting, thanks. I have generated a separate account for this, so the account is brand new. My operational bot account is SchlurcherBot, with 50'000'000 edits on Wikimedia Commons. --Schlurcher (talk) 08:53, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:57, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for EstrellaBot

I would like to try 2 Factor Auth for my bot-account. My reason for wanting it can be read at Help talk:Two-factor authentication but basically I'm applying for local adminship for the bot and I'm sure both myself and the community would feel safer knowing the account has 2FA enabled. A botflagged account with admin rights simply cannot get compromised, it would be catastrophic. Although I do use great passwords and would never use the account on any unsafe connections I would like to go the extra mile to ensure that doesn't happen. And I would like to try out the 2FA before I get the adminflag, in case I do indeed get the OK, so that I know what I'm doing with the 2FA and especially with the BotPasswords & AWB part of it. I've never used a 2FA application before but I have read Help:Two-factor authentication thoroughly and I also tried BotPasswords on a test account which worked fine. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 19:21, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Signing with bot as well. EstrellaBot (talk) 19:23, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done Please make sure you don't lose your scratch codes. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 19:39, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you and thanks for the heads up. No worries, I have them printed. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 19:53, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for ToFei

I have read and understod the documentation.--ToFei (talk) 14:44, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Jon Kolbert (talk) 14:45, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
Many Thanks --ToFei (talk) 14:47, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Rorymobley

I have read the documentation. Please grant 2fa for increased security, thanks, --Rorymobley (talk) 18:49, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 20:47, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Lk427b

<To have increased security on my account. I confirm that I have read the relevant documentation.>, thanks, --Lk427b (talk) 08:21, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Jon Kolbert (talk) 11:08, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for CGL43474C

<2FA is an absolute must for me on all my accounts, every little bit counts to protect ourselves online!>, thanks, --CGL43474C (talk) 05:02, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

@CGL43474C Hello, can you confirm you did read the documentation, please? Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:57, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Martin Urbanec Hi there, yes I did, sorry!
  Done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:14, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for KnightFu

Better security for my account and it is very important, thanks, --KnightFu (talk) 21:17, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

@KnightFu Can you confirm you did read the documentation, please? Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:57, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  Not done until note of documentation reading. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:04, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Ewechtal

Improved account security due to privacy concerns. I have read the documentation. thanks, --Ewechtal (talk) 18:04, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 18:13, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Brycehughes

I have read the Help page. I would like 2FA tester permissions because I have had a fair share of experience with electronic scams. I use it on every web service for which it is available. Thanks, Brycehughes (talk) 07:01, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 09:38, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for DaniuuBot

I recently created a new account, which I'm planning to use to do some automated work on the Dutch Wikipedia. For better security of this account, I'd like to activate 2FA (for when I would somehow have to log in using this account - for example to create an OAuth consumer for this accounts...) I have 2FA enabled on my main and test account, and am aware of the fact that I need to print and store the scratch codes. Thanks, --Daniuu (talk) 13:24, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:32, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for User:XoMEoX

<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --XoMEoX (talk) 07:30, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. stanglavine msg 15:54, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for User:0scorpion0

As someone in the field of Information Security, I'm a bit paranoid about the same, & was wondering if it would be feasible for me to avail of 2-factor authentication on this site. (I use it with most of my other online accounts) I've read everything from the Help page, & have registered a recovery email account here, just in case. Thanks. --0scorpion0 (talk) 07:52, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. stanglavine msg 15:54, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Ericprice

I've read the help page and would like to secure my account with 2FA, thanks, Ericprice

  Done Jon Kolbert (talk) 17:55, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Martbock

I would like to activate 2FA for my Wikipedia account. I know what I'm doing and I have read the help page. Thanks, --Martbock (talk) 14:58, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. stanglavine msg 16:06, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Williamhook

I'd like to enable 2FA for my account to increase security. I've read the help page and am fully aware of what is required and to record my 2FA backup codes, thanks, --Williamhook (talk) 19:05, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:25, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for User:TheRealNightRider

I'm stepping up my login security everywhere with TOTP 2FA whenever possible. Have read the docs. Won't lose the scratch codes. Thank you, --TheRealNightRider

  Done. stanglavine msg 16:45, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for TuringTux

I would like to use 2FA to improve my account's security. I have read H:2FA and understand that I risk locking myself out of my account if I do not store the scratch codes (or the TOTP secret) in a safe location. Thank you! --TuringTux (talk) 15:19, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. --Wiki13 (talk) 15:36, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Chinvo

Hi, I'd like to enable 2FA on my account. I've read Help:2FA. Thanks --Chino Chang (talk) 07:50, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:39, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for User:Deauthorized

Hello there fellow Olympian, I would like to set up 2FA for my Wikipedia account, due to the fact that I already use 2FA for most of my online accounts, and that I would have increased peace-of-mind regarding my accounts security. I have read and understood the Help:2FA page. Thanks, --Deauthorized (talk) 20:52, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:30, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Beckes22

Hi, I'd like to enable 2FA on my account. I've read Help:2FA. Thanks Beckes22 (talk) 11:00, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Fixed the format and moved the request to the bottom as it's the newest one. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 11:26, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done. stanglavine msg 16:06, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for X-SHLIED

Hi, I'd like to enable 2FA on my account. I've read Help:2FA. Thanks --X-SHLIED (talk) 12:27, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. stanglavine msg 16:06, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for User:Prather0516

<Hi, I'd like to set up 2FA. I'm setting it up for all the online accounts I can. I know how it works! Thanks.>, thanks, --Prather0516 (talk) 19:30, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Just to confirm you have read Help:2FA right? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 20:07, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

I have read it! --Prather0516 (talk)

  Done. stanglavine msg 16:05, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for CaffeinatedCoderRX

I would like to add 2FA to my account, please. I have read the wiki and am ready to enable it as I have on other sites. Thanks!, thanks, --CaffeinatedCoderRX (talk) 03:09, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done -- Amanda (aka DQ) 03:52, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Prather0516

<Hi, I'd like to add 2FA to my account. I've read the Help and I've already set it up on all of the other sites I use that allow it. Thank you!>, thanks, --Prather0516 (talk) 18:50, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:25, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

2FA Tester for EpicPupper

Hello there, I'd like to add 2FA to my account. I'm an avid user of 2FA, and I've already read the help pages. Thanks, EpicPupper (talk) 21:52, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Please make sure you don't will lose your scratch codes. stanglavine msg 22:40, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions

remove global OTRS member for Para

Thanks, --Krd 07:58, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. --Wiki13 (talk) 08:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Coffeeandcrumbs

Thanks, --Krd 07:58, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. --Wiki13 (talk) 08:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Ziad

Thanks, --Krd 07:58, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. --Wiki13 (talk) 08:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Fitindia

Thanks, --Krd 09:18, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:58, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@Krd:, @Martin Urbanec: as a Commons ORTS would be nice to have access to commons queues. Thank you. - FitIndia Talk Admin on Commons 16:58, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@Fitindia That's not my call. The OTRS member global group is managed by OTRS admins. In this case, Krd, who's an OTRS admin, requested removal of the group from you, so I did it. Please get in touch with the OTRS admins if you have any questions about access changes made to your account. Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:17, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Abuse filter helper for 1997kB

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 9 March 2021 05:31 UTC

Hello everyone, I am asking this permission mainly to inspect private global filter log entries with little ease. I mostly patrol Indic wiki projects and to view such abuse logs I have to come to metawiki (where I have access to them being a sysop). This is really time consuming and complicated especially since I do a lot such activity on mobile. Therefore having this will save my time and effort. I also have abuse filter helper on enwiki and know little bit about filters too. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:31, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

  •   Support - FitIndia Talk Admin on Commons 06:51, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @1997kB: Can you explain your situation further? My understanding is that AFH is best for users who have a need to view local and private filters. If you're a meta-wiki sysop, I don't see the point of having AFH, because when you click on a private filter, it should directly take you to meta. But then I might be missing something. Leaderboard (talk) 07:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
    @Leaderboard: Compare [6] with [7]. Suppose you are on MediaWiki and see that someone hit a private global filter, then you can't see details, so in this case you have to come on meta and look through log entries that which filter was triggered and then look into the details. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:04, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
    If that's the case, fair enough; I have AFH and MediaWiki sysop and hence can't reproduce your claim, but am willing to   Support. Leaderboard (talk) 08:22, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 08:22, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. Sgd. —Hasley 12:40, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Valid use. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:42, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --SM7--talk-- 17:45, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Yes.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 17:49, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Supportcsc-1 19:59, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. Valid use case. --Wiki13 (talk) 20:00, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --DannyS712 (talk) 20:20, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Sure! --Superpes15 (talk) 22:01, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --94rain Talk 13:59, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 17:40, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
      Support --Sarosivak (talk) 19:51, 3 March 2021 (UTC) (Account is blocked and locked. — xaosflux Talk 01:20, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support trusted user, no concerns.-BRP ever 05:53, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 15:41, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Mtarch11 (talk) 16:32, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --mirinano (talk) 17:17, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --ZabeMath (talk) 20:39, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Sakretsu (炸裂) 22:33, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Minoraxtalk 23:17, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support, yes please. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 04:12, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Geonuch (talk) 05:16, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 02:45, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 04:18, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support No concerns. --Uncitoyentalk 15:44, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 03:00, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 10:59, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

interface editor for grin

Requesting to assist huwikt main page transition, mainly getting done main .(js|css) changes. (I am already possessing most other flags.) Thanks. --grin 11:55, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

grin This page is only for global permissions. Make a lokal request in huwikt--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 11:59, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: Well, okay. The description page wasn't clear enough. Thanks, please close the request then. --grin 12:06, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Hello grin: It looks like you need interface editor permissions to perform some work on hu.wiktionary only, right? If so, any local bureaucrat on hu.wiktionary can grant you via wikt:hu:Special:UserRights (following local appointments policy, etc.) a local interface-editor flag that will let you edit restricted JS/CSS/JSON pages and would be more appropriate. Standard notice I always write: Wikimedia requires that users having access to either global or local interface-editor permissions must enable and keep enabled two-factor authentication while having access to those permissions. Apologies if you were already aware of the requirement or you already have 2FA on your account. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:05, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  Not done per Special:Diff/21214346. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:13, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

abusefilter-maintainer for Xaosflux (renewal)

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Hello all, requesting renewal of abusefilter-maintainer. I've primarily used this for technical adjustments on smaller projects such as replacing deprecated parameters. I'm not aware of any complaints over the last year. Thank you for your consideration --— xaosflux Talk 14:24, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Not ending before 18 March 2021, 14:24 (UTC)

  Done Renewed for one year, to expire 18 March 2022. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 14:30, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for MichaelSchoenitzer

Thanks, --Krd 08:34, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done. Wiki13 (talk) 08:59, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
I must say that I find it quite weird and unpleasant that I get a mail asking me if I want to continue to the in the OTRS and ensuring me that I only need to answer yes to stay, I then answered with "yes" and I now got nevertheless removed. -- MichaelSchoenitzer (talk) 11:36, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@Krd: for comment/notification. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 10:55, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, but nothing to add here from my side. Details can be discussed directly via the existing e-mail contact. --Krd 11:37, 28 March 2021 (UTC)