Steward requests/Permissions/2007-10

Administrator access

Telugu Wikiquote

I request sysop access.

Thank you. Vyzasatya 16:50, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Effeietsanders 09:47, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Czech language Wikipedia

I request sysop access.

Thank you. DJ Jeri 13:42, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

According to wikipedia:cs:Speciální:Listusers/bureaucrat there are two bureaucrats. Please apply to them. --Paginazero - Ø 17:40, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
  Not done -- local bureaucrats -- Effeietsanders 09:49, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Irish language Wiktionary / gawikt

I request sysop access.

I am currently temporary sysop on this wikti, originally joining last August when the wiki was badly damaged and dormant. Since then, I, with the help of some other folks, have successfully revived the wiki. New editors are regularly joining and our mainspace page count has doubled. In the space of just six weeks, I've accumulated more than 1,000 edits. I have successfully translated most of MediaWiki space into the local language and am now feeding changes back via Betawiki (thanks, Siebrand :) ). As this is my native language, I took this on as a "labour of love" and would love to stay on as sysop there. My recent local RfA, found here, has been running over a week now & has received support from the key editors there. My temporary approval has previously been logged on meta here and is due to run out soon.

Thank you. Alison 20:16, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

undone, and   Done :) Cary Bass demandez 22:22, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Míle maith agat, Cary. Thug cuireadh dúinn, más maith leat ;) - Alison 22:29, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Hindi Wiktionary

I request sysop access.

  • Language Code: hi.wiktionary
  • Local Request Link: There is none.
  • Automatic List of local bureaucrats: List of bureaucrats, only one, inactive
  • Local User Page: My user page.

Community inexistent. Lack of project participants. Need tools for countering occasional vandalism and disruption. Thank you. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 08:09, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Granted. Yann 08:16, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Uyghur Wikipedia

I request a temporary three-month sysop access for User:Barat.

He is Native Uyghur. Barat's elementary and high school education was in Uyghur, his BSc degree was in Chinese, and now he is currently studying for A Master's Degree in English. He also knows Kazakh very well and some basic German.

Barat wishes to change the implement the Multi-Script Conversion toll, similar to the one currently in use on Kazakh Wikipedia[1], [2].

Thank you. --Jose77 22:43, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

4/1 local election. ~Kylu (u|t) 22:46, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
Any help by a native Uyghur would be a plus, but multi-script conversion would be marvelous. I support Barat's temporary admin access. --Mehrdad 11:23, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
  Done -- Per the request of the community. However, I would like to express my worries that this user apperently copied copyright protected information to wikipedia. Please make very sure that that won't happen again. Effeietsanders 09:37, 6 October 2007 (UTC) P.S.: I granted permanent sysop status, as I see that the local request was also formulated like that. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Effeietsanders 09:40, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Upper Sorbian Wiktionary

Please grant Ewornar permanent sysop status.

  • Language Code: hsb
  • Local Request Link: [3]
  • Local User Page: [[4]]

Thank you. --Dundak 19:37, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

validated as 5/0. ~Kylu (u|t) 01:30, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done User was already temp sysop, I cancelled the expiration. Effeietsanders 21:33, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Bengali Wikisource

I am a temporary sysop of that project since the project created. Now I request sysop access.

Thank you. Bellayet 09:17, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Please first gather consensus at the local community for normal sysopship, then come back to us with the request. Thanks. Effeietsanders 07:52, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
The consensus is at the local request link.--Bellayet 15:57, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
My Bengali is not very good, but how long exactly is the process going? I see a 4, which seems to indicate october 4th... In that Case I have to ask you to give the community a week or so more to come to a conclusion. Effeietsanders 10:51, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done You are a permanent sysop. Cary Bass demandez 18:02, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

ಶುಶ್ರುತ (Shushruth)

I request permanent sysop access - I am currently operating under temporary permission.

Thank you. Shushruth 03:18, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done (if i can get the characters straight) Effeietsanders 09:23, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks much. :-) Shushruth 03:25, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Lahiru k@siwiki

I request sysop access for si:User:Lahiru_k.

Thank you. Lahiru k 16:19, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done--Shizhao 13:29, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


I request sysop access for ss:wikt:User:Jatrobat.

Thank you. MF-Warburg(de) 12:54, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Done.{admin} Pathoschild 21:36:32, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


I request sysop access for ss:User:Jatrobat.

Thank you. MF-Warburg(de) 12:54, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Done.{admin} Pathoschild 21:43:16, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


I would like to request administrator status for the Sesotho wiktionary again -

I've had temporary access twice before:

I've contributed the greatest amount of the almost 900 Sesotho words found on the wiktionary, see:

There are some untranslated words and phrases in the environment that needs to be completed and there doesn't seem to be any administrators for it available.

Kind regards Jako Olivier (JAKOli4)

Hi Jako,
For normal adminship, you need to gather consensus at the community first. Please do so if you want to become regular admin. Effeietsanders 09:55, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Done until 01 May 2008 (about 6 months), not enough editors to hold a vote for permanent adminship. Feel free to request an extension at the end of that term. —{admin} Pathoschild 21:52:09, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


I request sysop access.

Thank you. AlimanRuna 10:46, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi, AlimanRuna. To become an administrator, you should initiate a vote on the local project (on a page equivalent to either Meta:Administrators or Meta:Babel, the village pump), and leave it open for at least a week before you request access here. Thanks, Jon Harald Søby 11:24, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, I will renew my request after one or two weeks. Sincerely AlimanRuna 15:21, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
I'll archive this request in the meantime. —{admin} Pathoschild 21:54:02, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


I request sysop access.

Thank you. AlimanRuna 10:46, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi, AlimanRuna. To become an administrator, you should initiate a vote on the local project (on a page equivalent to either Meta:Administrators or Meta:Babel, the village pump), and leave it open for at least a week before you request access here. Thanks, Jon Harald Søby 11:24, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, I will renew my request after one or two weeks. Sincerely AlimanRuna 15:21, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
I'll archive this request in the meantime. —{admin} Pathoschild 21:55:54, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Upper Sorbian Wiktionary

I request sysop access so I can import our articles from the incubator. We do not have any sysops or bureaucrats yet, and I am the main contributor and the one who has entered the proposal for the project.

Thanks a lot for your time. --Ewornar 15:04, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Note that import sources must be defined before. You have to request that at Bugzilla or you should request being in the "import" group. --MF-Warburg(de) 15:15, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the hint. Please add me to the "import" group as well. --Ewornar 19:21, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
  Not done You first need to have the extension activated for that. Please find consensus in the community first, then file the request on bugzilla. Effeietsanders 19:24, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Special:Import is now enabled for sysops. See bugzilla:11469, so would you please grant sysop rights to Eowrnar. --Johannes Rohr 06:56, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
For permanent sysop access: please gather community consensus first, and provide a url to that. For temporary sysophood, please request some lower. (It's best is Ewornar requests that explicitely himself) Effeietsanders 16:56, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
How come, I expected exactly this response? Please, folks, the hsb.wikt was only just created. Ewornar is the one who proposed it and created almost all the existing content on the incubator. He needs sysop access to get started. There is no community yet, just as there is no content. It's absolutely pointless to demand from him to simulate elections on a completely empty wiki. Please show some common sense and grant him at least temp sysop access. --Johannes Rohr 17:19, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Well, then please put the request there, and not for normal sysophood :) Effeietsanders 09:53, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done granted sysop access for two weeks. expires october 20 Effeietsanders 08:59, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
There *is* a local request page. --Thogo (talk) 18:11, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
And meanwhile there is the local support, too. :) --Ewornar 11:01, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Expirantion cancelled, user has been elected as permanent sysop. Effeietsanders 21:32, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access


I request bureaucrat access for Benutzer:Birnkammer fabian.

Thank you -- 16:53, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Seven votes in favor. I am doubtfull whether that community is large enough. I would like to suggest to let the community wait a little longer before getting an own bureaucrat (only five admins). However, please another stewards opinion :) Effeietsanders 17:02, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
I think it's a good idea, as it may help the community to expand and be more independant. DarkoNeko 14:03, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
If I may add my humble opinion here, the reason why we think we need a bureaucrat is the user-name-spamming. We have a vandal who loves to create user accounts in order to insult a group of German Wikipedia Admins, by means of the user name alone. Those need to be renamed. This vandal comes back every few months or so with a new IP range (maybe he goes on name-spamming vacations?) and a new range of dirty words. At the moment I am counting around 20 user names of this kind, and you might agree that linking them here on Meta will only serve the vandal's purpose (of getting attention and spreading his insults) once more, while this could be done with less of a fuss by our own bureaucrat. --bar:user:libellulia 11:50, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done OK, that sounds reasonable to grand bc'ship to a smaller community. granted Effeietsanders 09:56, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


I request bureaucrat access.

Thank you. Mskyrider 10:49, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done finally has bureaucrats! Cary Bass demandez 15:52, 28 September 2007 (UTC)


Also we concluded another request for bureacratship.And the user should given access.

Thanks.--Eldarion 15:47, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done Metal Militia is now a bureaucrat. Cary Bass demandez 15:53, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Lithuanian Wiktionary

I request bureaucrat rights on the Lithuanian Wiktionary , because Lithuanian Wiktionary dont have bureaucrat.

Thank you. --Vpovilaitis 17:33, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

  Not done Hi, please gather consensus at your local community. If the page you referred to was the vote to prove the consensus, I think that only three voting commuity members are too little to grant bureaucratship. (the community is too small then) You can process the requests for bureaucrats then through this page. Effeietsanders 07:56, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Limburgish Wiktionary

I request bureaucrat access on the Limburgish Wiktionary.

Thank you. --OosWesThoesBes 17:49, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Currently 3/0, started 2 Oct 2007. ~Kylu (u|t) 01:31, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
No, that is 7 days now and the complete community has voted. --OosWesThoesBes 05:30, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  Not done Currently 4 votes in the voting process. Also, currently there are only four sysops. I don't see direct need for bureaucrats in this community, I think it is still too small. Please let the community grow a bit further first. Up to then, you can file the requests here on meta. Effeietsanders 21:31, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Chinese (Wu) Wikipedia

I request bureaucrat/sysop access.

I request access because this Wikipedia has been dormant for quite a while now (both bureaucrat and sysop are inactive for 1-2 months now), and I would like to revive it by not only writing articles, but also performing admin/bureaucrat tasks when requested. I will also make use of these tools to translate the user interface as well as pages that haven't been fully translated. Thank you. O2 () 02:43, 13 October 2007 (GMT)

Hi! To translate the interface, BetaWiki is by far the best place to do it, you should not do it on the local project. As for bureaucrat access, a wiki doesn't really need a bureaucrat until it has about 5–6 administrators; until then, the number of bureaucrat actions needed is very small, and can be performed by stewards instead. To become an administrator, you should initiate a vote, and let it stay open for at least a week before requesting access here. Thanks, Jon Harald Søby 11:21, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
  Not done--Shizhao 13:37, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Ukrainian Wiktionary

I request bureaucrat access for user Minia.

  Not done -- Bureaucrats are needed if there are more and more tasks to be done. Currently, according to the vote, the ukwiki community is quite small, and I think it is better in that case to wait a little while longer untill the community is some larger, and untill then you can of course file your requests here. Effeietsanders 09:34, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Check User access

Chechen Wikipedia

Salam. I'd like to request a CheckUser access on t he Chechen Wikipedia. There is no current local community at the time, only active editors such as me and well, not very active at the moment Mega Programmar. I have done a lot on the Chechen wikipedia, and I'd like to do more. I am currently a Bereaucrat and Sysop there. The link above will take you to the Administrators page, where it can be confirmed I am indeed a Bereaucrat and sysop. Thanks! --Girdi 15:47, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

The Checkuser policy requires that there needs to be at least two checkusers on any given wiki and these need to be elected by the community. (Therefore, the stewards cannot grant this request.) If you need a CheckUser done for some reason, please put them on Requests for CheckUser information and a steward will perform the check for you. Cbrown1023 talk 16:02, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Please standby with this vote for a little bit. I have contacted the other bereaucrat about this. I think two checkusers would be better to have on Chechen wiki at the moment. Thank you for the information sir. :) --Girdi 16:12, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
You'll need approval from the local community (25 votes), and you're required to have two or more checkusers at any time. Majorly (talk) 16:17, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Hello Majorly, the problem with it is we don't have that big of a local community, only 2 or 3 active people. Which since a new term of university commenced, activeness has declined for us. Although I am talking with Mega programmar, the other active beraucrat to try to have 2 checkusers on the CE wiki at the same time. We will see. :) --Girdi 16:24, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
If only two or three are active, you don't need local checkusers. You'll have to ask stewards :) Majorly (talk) 16:32, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Well it is always good to think of the future. :) And it saves inconvience for Stewards, I am sure they have more important work to do then to worry about a 150 article Chechen wiki project. (didnt mean this in a rude way, hence that please!) :) --Girdi 16:56, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Those are the rules, unfortunately. You need support from 25 users on both CheckUser requests otherwise you'll just have to let stewards do it for you. --Deskana 09:19, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
  Not done Checkuser gives access to some private information, and therefore we are very cautious to whom we grand access. Therefore one of the requirements is that only "large" communities can elect checkusers. The threshold has been set on 25 pro-voters. I hope for your understanding. Effeietsanders 10:00, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Simple English Wikipedia

I request checkuser access for Eptalon, who has reached 25 required votes. I have asked him to identify himself to the Foundation already. Thanks, Majorly (talk) 15:56, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Awaiting confirmation from the office. Effeietsanders 09:58, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Confirmation received. Cary Bass demandez 12:18, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done there are already two CU-people, so that's fine. Effeietsanders 07:58, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Hebrew Wikipedia

Shayakir was elected as a checkuser in Hebrew Wikipedia.

Thank you. – rotemlissTalk 01:37, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Same question as above. Has the user provided the foundation with identification?--Shanel 02:50, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Or a steward is expected to inform them how to be confirmed? cf. Steward handbook#CheckUser rights--Aphaia 07:02, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
I asked him to do that. – rotemlissTalk 23:47, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Has the information yet been provided? Effeietsanders 17:18, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
As identification is still (after almost a month) missing, for now:   Not done. Please place the request again when the information has been sent. Effeietsanders 10:03, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Oversight access

Deskana, enwiki

Please grant OverSight access on enwiki to w:User:Deskana.

For the Committee.

James F. (talk) 07:28, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done--Shanel 07:50, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Removal of access

Manjithkaini@Malayalam Wikisource

I request removal of access.

  • Language Code: ml
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: [6]
  • Local User Page: [7]

Thank you. Manjithkaini 21:09, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done. MaxSem 21:29, 31 October 2007 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

  • Language Code: en
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: [8]
  • Local User Page: en:User:Riana
  Done DarkoNeko 13:37, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Italian Wikipedia

Hello! I'm w:it:Utente:Fredericks an admin of it.wikipedia. Due to my new real-life work I've not much time to spend for Wikipedia: for this reason I would like to be desysopped, as I haven't enough time anymore for a serious wikiadmin activity.

Thank you ;-) --Fredericks 23:04, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Effeietsanders 09:45, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Italian Wikipedia (2 & 3)

Please remove sysop status to User:Blakwolf, following results of the reconfirmation poll (see here)--Cotton 11:28, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Please remove sysop status to User:Alfio, following results of the reconfirmation poll (see here)--Cotton 11:28, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Confirm, waiting for another Steward
--M/ 13:16, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

  DoneDan | talk 18:04, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Danish Wikipedia

Due to lack of confidence in several of my fellow admins on the danish Wikipedia I request to be de-sysopped.

Thank you. da:Bruger:Apw

  DoneDan | talk 21:47, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Shijualex@Malayalam Wikipedia


I'm Shiju Alex an admin in Malayalam Wikipedia. Recently I was elected as a sysop in Malayalam Wikipedia with the mission of creating Special upload pages in Malayalam Wikipedia. (As in the English Wikipedia (for example,

But when I started working on the project I came to know that there are some bugs in the wikimedia software because of which I will not be able to create those special upload pages. I have logged a bug for the same in Bugzilla ( But I have not received any response for this bug from the developers.

So I do not find any meaning in continuing as sysop since I will not be able to create those special upload pages. So please remove my sysop rights. I will be continue working as a normal user in Malayalam Wikipedia. Thank you.

Thank you. Shijualex 05:02, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

  DoneDan | talk 01:08, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Please remove sysop accesses from following user.

Thank you. Casper van Heiningen 12:14, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but stewards are not Wiki-Cops, except under extreme circumstances, only the community can decide whether or not to remove sysop status from the user. Cbrown1023 talk 13:16, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
The request is coming from the user to be de-sysopped himself, that's something different from being a Wiki-Cop, no? See this edit. - Andre Engels 13:23, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
But he's asking for stewards to decide... he should make the decision. Majorly (talk) 13:41, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
As a Dutch-speaking user (nl:User:NielsF) I confirm that he has made the decision himself. In the meantime user has changed the wording of the request here ([10]), so it should be clear now, right? NielsF 14:45, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
confirmation link Effeietsanders 21:19, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Will something be done with this request? It's been here for some time now. I think the initial confusion has been resolved? NielsF 22:13, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done --oscar 11:17, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Manx Gaelic wiktionary

Please remove my temporary sysop access.

All cleaned and sorted. Drini arrived about the same time and took care of a lot of the rangeblocking. Local request here

Thank you. :) Alison 22:26, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Effeietsanders 10:04, 3 October 2007 (UTC) / Sicilian

I just thought, if it was possible to desysop me on scn.wiktionary (I was sysoped there by the local bueraucrat to help him with some settings), please.

Many thanks in advance, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:03, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done drini [es:] [commons:] 23:06, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Please decide whether to remove sysop accesses from following user.

As the the sysop for recall is not a policy now in Chinese Wikipedia, please decide whether remove sysop accesses from above user according the following result of recall voting.

  • Support:Oppose:Neutral=30:9:6
  • Support ratio︰30/45=66.7%(neutral votes included), 30/39=76.9% (neutral votes excluded).

Thank you.--J.Wong 11:03, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but stewards cannot take such a decision on behalf of your community.
It's your community that has to decide whether the support for 宮本すぐる is sufficient or not.
You can ask how other communities would consider this result, but the final decision is up to zh:wp community. --Paginazero - Ø 11:22, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
OK.Anyway thank for your quick reply.--J.Wong 12:19, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
  Not done for now apperently

zh wiki

Please remove my sysop access

Thank you.--Jasonzhuocn....台灣社群 05:06, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi Jasonzhuocn, could you please confirm your request in English on your local user talkpage, and give us a url to that change? Thanks! Effeietsanders 11:56, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
My request in English on my user talkpage ,zh:User_talk:Jasonzhuocn#Please_remove_my_sysop_access, and the change url of zhwp's abdicate page, thank you.
  Done - thanks. Effeietsanders 08:25, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

zh wikipedia

Please remove my sysop access

because for my several reason, thank you.--Flamelai 10:18, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi Flamelai, could you please confirm your request in English on your local user talkpage, and give us a url to that change? Thanks! Effeietsanders 11:56, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
  • done.--Flamelai 00:17, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done - thanks Effeietsanders 08:36, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

End of temporary use of sysop status. We give the status for the time of one month starting the 5 of september 2007. The time is now ended and the two users must became normal users:

  1. it:Utente:Alexander VIII
  2. it:Utente:Luigi.Vampa
I am a Bureaucrat and I garantie that there is not discussion about that. Gac 06:01, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done Effeietsanders 08:23, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikimedia Incubator

Please remove sysop access of incubator:User:Yaroslav Zolotaryov. He was a "test administrator" for the ru-lat test. The policy says that test administrators will be desysopped after their test is deleted, and the ru-lat test has been deleted.

Thank you, SPQRobin 22:31, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

That was done yet: [12]. --MF-Warburg(de) 08:52, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
I didn't know that. You can't see that in his log on Incubator :-(. SPQRobin 10:12, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Try checking [13] next time. Cary Bass demandez 12:21, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Please remove sysop access for en:User:The Random Editor to protect account from being hacked and abused as the user has retired and has said that his sysop rights can be removed at en:User talk:The Random Editor. 19:54, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

  Not done -- the request is not clear enough, and not made in the proper way. (If you wish... implies a decision by someone else, stewards don't take decisions in these matters, the community does). Effeietsanders 08:58, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done, I see no reason to be overly bureaucratic. This is pretty straight-forward. Jon Harald Søby 16:15, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

I request the removal of my sysop access to tr.wikipedia because of personal reasons. Thanks. --Renegade 12:54, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done -- Effeietsanders 10:59, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Temporary desysoping an admin on

I request removal of access.

Further to this decision of the Arbitration Committee on the French-language wikipedia taken today, it has been decided that the sysop rights of Yann were to be suspended for a duration of two weeks.

Thank you. Bapti 13:51, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done for 2 weeks until 22 october 2007 drini [es:] [commons:] 18:17, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
Local bcrats will take care of the resysoping. DarkoNeko 14:30, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


According to the defined policy at en.wikibooks, sysops with extreme amounts of inactivity will have their rights removed. This policy was applied on 8 September and after one month action should be taken (that day is today). Consensus was achieved with the enforcement of the policy, as well as specific discussion of the sysops being removed here. The following users should have their sysop rights removed:

Thanks, and please leave a message on my en.wikibooks talk page regarding the success of these operations if you are able, otherwise I will check back here shortly to see if there are any issues. Thanks. -withinfocus 18:39, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Seems I've been skipped, so could we get this done? Thanks. -withinfocus 17:06, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done Policy seems to have been followed, email address was unavailable, message on TP was posted etc, I will remove adminship. Effeietsanders 14:47, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

I request removal of access.

I request the removal of my sysop access to uk.wikipedia because of personal reasons. Thank you.--Leon II 14:59, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Jon Harald Søby 15:54, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks.--Leon II 16:00, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


I request removal of access for Frieda (also bureaucratship) and Marcozampini: less than 50 edits and/or 10 sysoperations in the last eight months, according project policy.

Thank you. Tooby 21:11, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done for both.--Shanel 22:54, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

I request removal of sysop access of w:nl:Gebruiker:Paul Hermans

This is the result of the yearly reappointment poll that ended on the 14th of october. A sysop on Dutch Wikipedia can be reappointed if he/she has a approval rate of 75% plus. This was not the case for User:Paul Hermans. Therefore I request his sysop-status to be removed. Londenp 08:02, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done --oscar 09:56, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

My username is w:User:Triddle and I no longer want it. You can find my confirmation edit here: [14] Thank you, 21:56, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

English Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you.

  Done -- apperently done by darkoneko Effeietsanders 09:36, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Romanian Wikipedia

I request removal of access for a user at the Romanian Wikipedia. We have a policy for removal of sysop rights after 1 year of inactivity. User Gangleri has been inactive for the last 15 months or so.

Thank you. — AdiJapan  05:51, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Effeietsanders 09:39, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

I request the removal of my sysop access to pt.wiktionary because of personal reasons. Thank you. Luan 21:15, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Please follow the procedure, and confirm your request on your local usertalkpage, and give here the link to that change. Thanks. Effeietsanders 11:02, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
He have confirmed here. This isn't the talk page and the message is in Portuguese, but this is a request for a de-adminship made on a public page (the RfA from pt.wikt) made using that account. 555 16:51, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
i now asked him personally here. oscar 10:10, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done, no reason to be overly bureaucratic. Jon Harald Søby 11:16, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Polish Wikisource

I request removal of access, which has been given to bot by mistake.

Thanks. Niki K 23:21, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Please clearify the request: Who gave the rights, why, why shouldn't (s)he, please give a link to the appropriate logs, what rights exactly are we talking about? Effeietsanders 21:16, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
It's about sysop access, which has been given to bot instead of bot operator. I gave the right, I gave it to operator as well. User doesn't want bot's access as it is useless. Niki K 17:01, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done Effeietsanders 21:17, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

I request removal of my sysop access. Personal reasons.

Thank you. 13:03, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Effeietsanders 21:20, 15 October 2007 (UTC)


I request removal of my sysop access to Turkish Wikipedia (tr.wikipedia) for personal reasons.

  Done Effeietsanders 21:26, 15 October 2007 (UTC)


I request removal of sysop access of User:Didaio.

  • Language Code: uk
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: [16]
  • Local User Page: [17]

Thank you. Ahonc 21:42, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Could you please elaborate? All I see is a small vote of three people within two days. What do your local guidelines / regulations say about desysop, what are the requirements for that, why such a short vote? Effeietsanders 21:29, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
This user was inactive during 13 months. And community decided to unsysop he. This project has small number of active users.--Ahonc 08:39, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done, removed admin & bureaucrat access. Jon Harald Søby 11:13, 17 October 2007 (UTC)


I request removal of sysop access of User:Galkovsky.

Thank you. Ahonc 21:42, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Also here you will have to elaborate some more, as I don't speak ukrainian. Effeietsanders 21:30, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
This is voting for unsysoping. User was inactive during 6 months and community decided to unsysop he.--Ahonc 08:46, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done Jon Harald Søby 11:12, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

I request removal of my sysop access.

--Tomchiukc 15:27, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Effeietsanders 21:32, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Sv Wikipedia

Please remove my sysop access on sv Wikipedia

  • Language Code: sv
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: here.
  • Local User Page: sv:User:NH

Thank you! /NH 16:51, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Effeietsanders 21:34, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Please remove my sysop access on

  Done Fantasy 18:02, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Serbian Wikipedia

I request removal of bureaucrat access. Namely, this user was granted sysop status by the local vote. However, a bureaucrat accidentally gave him bureaucrat status as well. Since that wasn't supposed to happen, I request (as a bureaucrat on that project) that his bureaucrat (but not admin) rights be removed.

Thank you. filip 17:45, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Done.{admin} Pathoschild 17:51:40, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

French Wiktionary

I request removal of access.

  • Language Code: fr
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: [19]
  • Local User Page: [20]

Thank you. Blinking Spirit 13:04, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done DarkoNeko 13:47, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

English Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Tregoweth 01:17, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done drini [es:] [commons:] 17:53, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

French Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Pwet-pwet 19:28, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Done. guillom 20:44, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Maxim Razim@ruwiki

According to this decision of Russian Wikipedia's ArbCom, ru:User:Maxim Razin should be desysoped becouse of the long-term inactivity (Maxim Razin is inactive for more than 9 month).

T-tok 03:21, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done--Shanel 16:12, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Russian Wikipedia

Hereby I request removal of sysop access from my account in Russian Wikipedia because of long inactivity. Thanks.

--Vladimir Volokhonsky 06:13, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done by someone else.--Shanel 16:14, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

ru:user:Dennis Myts asked to desysop his account, because he left the project.

I tell his request to stewards.--Medved' 11:26, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

ru:user:Dmitri Lytov ask to desysop his account, because he is not active admin in project.

I tell his request to stewards.--Medved' 11:41, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

...language code is different from "list of spoken language". it just mean the code of the wiki. DarkoNeko 22:04, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
Changes done :)) — T-tok 03:50, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done for Владимир Волохонский, Dmitri Lytov
  Not done for Dennis Myts has not provided a diff, waiting for more info for him.
DarkoNeko 20:08, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
User Dennis Myts has provided a diff later :) — T-tok 05:30, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Persian Wikipedia

For unknown reasons this user became admin on persian wikipedia with no contribution. He just deleted a page with this summary: {{delete|botspamm crosswiki}}.

Thank you. Hessam 09:52, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

That person, is your steward Drini. I had to sysop me for doign a few tasks, and I've finished. So I've already desysopped myself. drini [es:] [commons:] 16:17, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Lithuanian Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Knutux 05:17, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

apparently, somebody already did it. DarkoNeko 20:12, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Polish Wikipedia

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee on the Polish Wikipedia I hereby request an immediate removal of sysop access from the account of pl:User:Roo72 on the said project for the period of four weeks. One point of the Committee’s unanimous verdict in the recently heard case against this user includes the following enforcement: “2. For the use of administrator tools, especially the blocking tool, without proper consideration and instead of discussion – a temporary removal of [Roo72’s] administration tools by a steward for the period of four weeks.” The verdict is enforceable on 24th October 2007 at 00:51 (CEST)/ 02:51 (UTC).

Thank you in advance,

Maire 13:46, 23 October 2007 (UTC), Chair of the Arbitration Committee on the Polish Wikipedia

Done.{admin} Pathoschild 07:42:21, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Persian Wikipedia

I request removal of my accesses (adminship and bureaucratship).

Thank you. Shervin Afshar 14:05, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

  Done Effeietsanders 09:18, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

French Wikipedia

I request removal of access for a couple of sysops following a new decision from our community. Nowadays, all accounts inactive for more than 6 months will have bureaucrat and admin status removed.

Thanks in avdance. Clem23 11:02, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Note: those users should get their rights again, after a simple local request, during 12 months and then, after October 24, 2008, should ask for a new election, if they would get the sysop status. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 16:17, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, exactly. It's not yet a permanent removal, they can ask to our local bureaucrats if they wish to come back. Clem23 17:29, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Plase have an fr speaking steward confirm that this is an actual vote and that the implications are correct? Effeietsanders 09:44, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
I just asked to Darkoneko, but if another one comes before he can also answer. The vote was finished a couple of days ago and validated yesterday. Clem23 10:22, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done for all three. Shaihulud has developer status as well; I left that alone.--Shanel 16:20, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Temporary Permission (only not approved)

Ch and Cho wikipedia

I request temporary sysop access on the Ch and Cho Wikipedias. They both have a lot of spam articles needing deleting.

Thanks! TheFearow 09:26, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Ch is no longer needed. 23:17, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
And neither is cho. Quick stewards :) 23:18, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
  Not done apperently :) Effeietsanders 09:07, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikibooks in Romanian

I request permanent sysop access on ro.wikibooks. The current administrators have been inactive for nearly one year now. I have been a major (and at times sole) contributor. We also need a new namespace: Raft (meaning bookshelf) and we need to rename the english namespace Wikibooks with the romanian Wikimanuale.

Thank you. Emily007 13:10, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Please gather first consensus among the community for your permanent sysopship. For new namespaces: gather local consensus, then please file the request on . Same goes for the renaming process. Effeietsanders 11:59, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks but no thanks! I am not going to make another request, because I am only waisting my time with you. Which kind of consensus should I gather if there is no community there? They left one year ago and no one is left. Have you even read my request? And about the renaming process why is it so hard to change some english words into romanian ones? --Emily007 15:29, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
For renaming the default namespaces You can use Betawiki, You can also translate the Romanian interface from there. Please, if You are interested, create an account and leave a message on Betawiki:Translator, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:40, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I did read your request. But I can't grand you permanent sysopship with no community consensus. Obviously, if there is no community at all, there is no consensus possible indeed, but then there is no permanent adminship possible either. And please don't spit on me because of the hard-to-change software. It is just the way MediaWiki, the software, works, whether we like it or not. If you really want that to change, you might want to consider joining the developers team on and help developing the software. You will, however, need coding skills for that. For now,   Not done because I can't fulfill your current requests. Effeietsanders 21:25, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Punjabi Wikipedia

I request sysop access to clean up the CSD and to fix the link to the main page (as well as the main page itself). The only other sysop is on wikibreak, according to his English Wikipedia user page.

Thank you. -- Prince Kassad 18:06, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done sorry for the delay. Given for two weeks, expires october 25 Effeietsanders 21:18, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Waray-Waray Wikipedia

I have noticed that there are articles there which have been candidates for speedy deletion for 9 months now. I would like to request a short-time sysophood (say, 1 day) to delete the pages that are currently deletion candidates (see w:war:Category:Kandidato_para_hin_pagpara_hin_madali). - Andre Engels 11:39, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

A vandal is removing the {{delete}} from his pages, so check war:Special:Shortpages, there are a lot of pages with only the stub template in there. -- Prince Kassad 11:31, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the notification. If I get the permission, I will go through all pages to see whether they need to be deleted or reverted. - Andre Engels 13:55, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
  Done Sorry for the delay, granted for 1 week, expires october 15 Effeietsanders 19:57, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

haw Wikipedia

I request temporary sysop access to assist with deleting poor content. There is no active community there, and there are only two sysops: one (Tauleonui) has long been inactive, and the other (Husond) isn't very active either. I will try to be as active as possible on the Wiki there. In addition, now I am adding templates which need to to be protected from vandalism, and I don't want to have to nudge Husond every time I make one. :)

Mahalo. Sr13 08:58, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done -- Temporary access granted for one week. expires october 13 Effeietsanders 09:27, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Sesotho Wiktionary

Hello - I would like to continue working on the Sesotho Wiktionary and I've been awarded temporary administrator status twice before:


How can I get this activated again? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jakoli4 (talk)

Put in another temporary request, or if there is a community, hold a local election to get permanent admin status. ~Kylu (u|t) 19:45, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
  Done -- Granted temporary access for two weeks. Please have elections in the local community in the mean while. Expires october 20 Effeietsanders 09:29, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Tok Pisin Wikipedia

I request sysop access for users Wantok and Aliasd.

Thank you. Wantok 08:00, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

  Confirmed both requests are valid 3/0/0 and 3/0/0 respectivley. Thunderhead 08:01, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
  Done Granted temporary for 2 months due to community being too small. Please get more people involved during your term. And remember TPI wiki is not english wikipedia (for instance I think a "prod" system is not the best way to go for such a small wiki) drini [es:] [commons:] 17:08, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
Ends on 22 October 2007 drini [es:] [commons:] 17:08, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
I agree, I will stop using the prod template. Thankyou! Aliasd 23:15, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
I think something may be wrong, these perms have not been granted yet. Aliasd 08:09, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Logs say that they haven't been granted. See this and this. Thunderhead 08:17, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Sysop rights have now been granted, thanks. Wantok 23:09, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

kr:, om:, cho:, ts:, kj:

I would like to request my temp sysop access on these wikis, which don't have local admins, to be renewed. It has just expired. kr: and cho: continue to be affected by vandalism, while on om: sysop access is required for the ongoing localisation effort. The XiTsonga Wikipedia has been severely vandalised and needs cleanup.

--Johannes Rohr 13:11, 8 April 2007 (UTC), updated: --Johannes Rohr 14:32, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Done, renewed until 01 October 2007 (5 and a half months). I also extended your access on kjwiki to simplify archival and future processing. —{admin} Pathoschild 07:39:31, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
were already removed, except tswiki. Removed there. Effeietsanders 13:33, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Burmese Wikipedia

I request temporary three-month sysop access for User:Evertype on Burmese Wikipedia. The reason given by him is: "I am an admin on the Irish wikipedia and am willing to serve in a similar function here [Burmese Wikipedia], particularly with regard to assisting with the encoding changeover."

Thankyou. --Jose77 07:47, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

I am not sure how long "temporary" lasts, but the reason we need help on the Burmese Wikipedia is a major change that has to happen regarding the Unicode encoding model changeover for Burmese. Htoo Myint Naung has been made sysop already, and when I am, we are prepared to start the changeover work. Evertype 09:15, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
Three months is fine. I assume it could be extended if we found that necessary? Indefinite would be fine with me though. Evertype 09:46, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
  Done, expires on October 4th, 2007. --Paginazero - Ø 07:00, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Tok Pisin Wikipedia and Wiktionary (neo-Melanesian language)

I request sysop access to revise, upgrade, and update the Tok Pisin Wikipedia and Wiktionary, both to reinvigorate the two, and as an active part of WikiProject Melanesia.  The only Tok Pisin administrator has been inactive there since 23 December 2006.

I have extensive professional (i.e., paid) experience in software development and programming, Internet and corporate intranet web design and server maintenance, and many years in technical writing.  I grew up in Polynesia (Hawai'i), and have sailed as a merchant mariner in Micronesia (Marshall Islands), Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, and am very familiar with the cultures of Oceania.  I'd like to use my experience and technical abilities to help make the Tok Pisin Wikipedia and Wiktionary useful resources for both the Melanesian-region Tok Pisin community, and as my contribution to WikiProject Melanesia.

Thank you. K. Kellogg-Smith 12:29, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Can you give me a better idea of what you'd do with sysop status on these two wikis? (eg. translate the interface, delete spam, etc.)--Shanel 04:00, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
  Done. Expires October 9, 2007--Shanel 12:28, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Note: Revoked before expiration: see Requests for permissions/Archives/2007/08#tpiwiki, tpiwiktionary --Jeremyb 11:23, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikiquote Afrikaans

I request sysop access.

I'm sorry, I am confused as to how to link back to Wikiquote from here. Thank you. 16:02, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Can I translate the MediaWiki interface with sysop status? Or should I go somewhere else? It says "view source", but we do not have any sysops who could have protected the pages? 18:51, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for all the info, but I would like to be able to translate Spesiaal:Allmessages in our Wikiquote. 19:41, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
Hi you should also request the general import (at bugzilla:) of the Special:Allmessages from af.wiktionary since wikt:af:Gebruiker:Manie did translate them perfectly, You will save a lot of time and can afterwards edit the ones specific to af.books. Best regards --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:00, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
(P.S. the link to the local request does not work, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:00, 8 July 2007 (UTC))
(P.P.S. System-messages (=MediaWiki-messages) are protected by default (and cannot be unprotected). --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:06, 8 July 2007 (UTC))
Oh ok, thanks. The problem is, there is no local community... so what do I do in this case? 20:13, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
I just found the link and updated it in Your request (even if there is no local community the local request link is mostly wanted), best regards --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:17, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Ok, thanks a lot! Will I be notified of procedings, or do I just regularly check back here? 20:27, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I would like to edit my request: can I only get temporary access please? There are just a few pages that need protection, and a couple of links in the navigation bar that need reparation... I don't think there will be any sysop work to be done soon after that. 18:59, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Why is this taking so long? 15:02, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Not done. I'm not sure whether sysopaccess is the best way to translate. If you are interested in translating the interface, please go to BetaWiki, and request translator status there to translate the interface. See this page to learn more about it. If there are specific interface changes that can not be handled this way, please let us know. Effeietsanders 20:08, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, the translations have already been done after I added a request to import the language PHP files from the Afrikaans Wikipedia on bugzilla. Now all that needs to be done is to change the links in the left navigation bar, as well as protecting the main page and some important templates. 21:06, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Hi, I'm just wondering whether this request is still being considered? 19:13, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Hello? 11:02, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi, there are already spams and need to speedy things as well as need to modify, and there is no community yet. Can we let him to grant a temporal sysop status ... for example, three months? He is not terribly, but moderatrely active there. --Aphaia 16:18, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

apperently   Done, expires october 8 -- Effeietsanders 13:34, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Manx Wikipedia

I request temporary sysop access to delete spam.

Thank you.--Norrin strange 14:25, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

  Done Temporary access granted for three months (to expire 24 October 2007). Please act as sysop and help grow the community, get elected and come back for permanent status! Cary Bass demandez 19:13, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Swahili Wiktionary

I request sysop access.

I've been sysop before on temporary, I live in Nairobi; I have tried to interest people (e.g. at Kenyatta Univ.) and continue; sw.wikt needs someone to clean up various SPAM. Thank you. Robert Ullmann 21:41, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

For permanent access please gather consensus at the local community. Note that there is also the possibility to apply for temporary sysopship. Effeietsanders 10:02, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Ah, I didn't realize there was now a different section. There is no local community yet, although I have been trying to build one by talking to people at KU, etc. Robert Ullmann 16:10, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
It would also be useful to set 'bot flag for RobotGMwikt, also for rw and ts below. Robert Ullmann 19:47, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
The only thing a bot flag does is hiding those edits from the default recent changes. That is not a good idea for a wiki that has no community and almost no edits. --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 14:52, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
  Done Temp granted Expires 2007-10-09 --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 14:52, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Komi Wikipedia

I request temporary sysop access.

Thank you. Vörmort 10:15, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

I request temporary access because there is nobody on this wiki...

If there's nobody, why do you want it? drini [es:] [commons:] 17:44, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
No sysops, most activity is bot. ~Kylu (u|t) 05:48, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
Please explain some further why you need a sysop status on kvwiki. For now,   Not done Effeietsanders 10:50, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

I'd like to make it reborn, to edit some pages and clean up the administration's pages... — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vormort (talk)

  Done for one month. Expires 5 October 2007. — Dan | talk 04:43, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Maori wiktionary

I request temporary sysop access

I have been trying to rekindle activity lately but then the site got hit by a spambot and the sysops are not taking care of it. I would like to clean up and continue to put in the odd word in the hope mother tongue speakers will join.

Jcwf 16:51, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Validated, user exists. Deletion backlog at CSD. user has 47 edits there. ~Kylu (u|t) 05:12, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done for one month. Expires 5 October 2007. — Dan | talk 04:45, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Kannada Wikipedia

I request sysop access. There are over 200 speedy deletion candidates that need to be cleaned up. One of the bureaucrats hasn't been active since 2006, the other one is on Wikibreak.

Thank you. -- Prince Kassad 18:11, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Looks like he's been on Wikibreak since April. See [24] and [25], backlog. ~Kylu (u|t) 02:48, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
The latter is April 2006; the former is April 2007. 03:39, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done for one month. Expires 5 October 2007. — Dan | talk 04:47, 6 September 2007 (UTC)


Newari Wikipedia

I counted about 1,500 pages on that wiki which only consist of categories or templates (and thus are essentially empty) (see new:Special:Shortpages. Since all of these were created by the only sysop, and he would probably block me if I tried to put the deletion template on the pages, I request deletion of these pages by a steward here. -- Prince Kassad 19:21, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

I've put deletion templates on some empty pages in ks.wikipedia, where it seems the same person is sysop, and I was not blocked for it, rather thanked (those pages probably were not made by him though).
Please assume good faith, and talk to him about it rather than force mass deletion. All though empty articles seems useless there is no rule against it (that I know of), and hopefully he has plans about giving them (more) content. --Jorunn 13:02, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
You have strange problems... Are You active in this community? Then maybe You should rather not request pages that are not obviously vandalism for deletion here. You could also request most entries of the Russian Wiktionary for deletion then. It is the communities decicion. Besides, Eukesh (I guess You are talking about him), is a reasonable and respected user. You did not even try to talk to him. [26] --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:13, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
I didn't try because I know he will say 'no' (who wouldn't?). And for me, empty pages are speedy candidates, because they contain no information and needlessly raise the article count. -- Prince Kassad 13:59, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
PS: I checked the Russian Wiktionary because you mentioned it. They contain content (I could only find 4 or 5 speedy candidates, no more) so I would leave them alone if I were a sysop on the Russian Wiktionary. -- Prince Kassad 14:04, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
Then, sorry to say that, maybe there would be nothing wrong in blocking You there if You can't respect other community rules. In de.wikt for example entries get deleted that are allowed in en.wikt. It is, as said, a decision of the community, not Yours. And not contacting the local admin but instead requesting deletion here without any notification there is imho underhand. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:12, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
So if the community somehow decides to host a large collection of copyvios or viruses, we're supposed to sit back and watch as they violate the basic principles of a wiki? -- Prince Kassad 14:56, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
This is not the case, no? :') --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=|
IMO, one of the basic principles of a wiki is that it's a source of information. If that was not the case, I would have already enabled a bot to get some of the small Wikipedias to 1 billion pages (which, according to you, is nothing bad). -- Prince Kassad 15:38, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
Actually exactly that is what some wikiprojects have done. I did not say it was good, but I said that this (not creating copyvio pages whatsoever) is a community decision. And if You are not in favor of that contact the local community. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:45, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
A global resolution needs to be made about this. But RfP clearly is the wrong place for this. -- Prince Kassad 16:19, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
P.S. Russian Wiktionary: maybe You did not check well enough lots of entries are only empty template pages. But this was only an example. It is their decision to have it like this. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:14, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
IOppose Prince Kassad 's proposition ,Undersigne has observed User:Eukesh sysop of Nepal Bhasha Wikipedia is user of reasonable consciance and need not be forced without giving him a chance, secondly let local wikipedia community develop and take decisions, another thing is I have observed Eukesh busy doing considerable amount of contribution in Hindi Language Wikipedia please note the scripts used for Hindi and Nepal bhasha being the same its going to be far easier reach for translations to him. One more thing is for people from smaller languages and developing countries is going to take time , please avoid temptation of over policing .

Mahitgar 04:40, 6 October 2007 (UTC) (Sysop Marathi Language Wiktionary)

  Not done - this is clearly an issue for the local community. It is up to the local community to decide whether it is fine to have these articles or not. Please bring it up there. Stewards will not make this type of decisions. Effeietsanders 21:10, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

English wikipedia

Hi! I'm a bot approvals guy from the English Wikipedia, and I need a bot, w:User:RedirectCleanupBot, given the bot flag. I'm posting here because it already has the sysop flag, so the mere mortals that usually flag bots cannot do it. The bot was approved at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/RedirectCleanupBot. Thanks, ST47 11:50, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

The link given above does not work, please use w:Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/RedirectCleanupBot, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:02, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure whether this is allowed per policies. Deletions should always be visible to the community afaik. Generally it is considered not done to have both flag at the same time. I'd like a second opinion here, but I tend to negative. Effeietsanders 12:31, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
The community was asked and the consensus has shown that they wish this to be done. We could have done it ourselves, but the bureaucrat who promoted must have not read the instructions on how to do it on the talk page... Ahh, I see, the RfA wasn't linked to you: w:Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/RedirectCleanupBot. Cbrown1023 talk 12:48, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
No, I didn't do it wrong. Bots need to be approved by BRFA to get bog flagging, and in order to pass the approvals process it needs to do a trial, for which it requires admin rights. Not that it matters anyway, it's been flagged now per my requests on the Requests for Bot Flagging page. --Deskana 18:10, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I had noticed the earlier when I appended the RfA link but forgot to append my original statement, I'm sorry. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 18:27, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
I forgive you ;-) --Deskana 18:30, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
The bots main aim is to delete and fix Broken redirects which doesn't really need to be visible to the community since its just general cleanup work--Cometstyles 12:38, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
This has also been requested on requests for bot status. Majorly (talk) 18:09, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
  Done by Shanel. Thank you.--Deskana 18:30, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
bugzilla:11676 filed, relative. ~Kylu (u|t) 01:23, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Finnish Wikipedia

As result of straw poll, Finnish Wikipedia request new namespace for storing metadata.

Thank you. Agony 12:39, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Ask at bugzilla. --MF-Warburg(de) 12:55, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Done and thanks. --Agony 13:14, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

  Not done -- no action by stewards, anyway. — Dan | talk 21:18, 28 October 2007 (UTC)