Steward requests/Permissions/2008-03

Administrator access

Johney@fi wikisource

I request sysop access. Bureucrat Mzlla in Finnish Wikisource is inactivity.

Thank you. --Johney 15:13, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done--Shanel 15:17, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Tuinui@lo wiktionary

I request to become a sysop at lo:wiktionary to translate the interface. It does not seem that anyone else is actively creating/editing this wiki, so I am requesting on my own behalf. I am already a Sysop and translated most of the interface at lo:wikipedia. Here are my talk pages at lo:wiktionary or lo:wikipedia

This would be a situation for temporary adminship, not permanent. We can't grant permanent adminship in projects without a local community (and its support). Would you mind moving your request to the appropriate section and, most importantly, defining a duration for it that you would consider sufficient to do the translating you intend to do? Thank you, Redux 14:15, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Please do not translate the interface locally, please do it on betawiki: only. Please create an account there, go to betawiki:Betawiki:Translator and ask for translator status, it will be granted fast, then go to betawiki:Special:Translate and select lo. Thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:19, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Apparently   Not done - Tuinui has translator status on betawiki however. ~Kylu (u|t) 19:51, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Saltinbas@tr wiktionary

I request to become a sysop at tr:wiktionary. There is only 1 active sysop. Somebody must help him.--Saltinbas 17:15, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks--Saltinbas 17:15, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 17:19, 22 March 2008 (UTC)


User:Morita42:Saturday, September 16, 2006 I think whether I am the dismissal object without being active after 11:54.Cf. contribution record-- 12:40, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

  Not done, ja.wikinews has no policy to remove inactive sysops, @ please stop making these sensless requests here, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:43, 11 March 2008 (UTC)


We have had a vote for our first administrator which concluded successfully; see [1], for Χρήστης:Chomwitt there. Please make it so! Thanks, -- ArielGlenn 06:01, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done Please use the template given above next time; that helps us to get the necessary information quicker. --Thogo (talk) 09:49, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Oops, sorry about that! And thanks, -- ArielGlenn 10:06, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Pyt@stq Wikipedia

I request administrator access.

--Pyt 22:34, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
4/0 vote. 1 temporary admin, no bureaucrats. ~Kylu (u|t) 04:09, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Temporary access extended to infinite. --Thogo (talk) 09:25, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Kening Aldgilles@stq Wikipedia

I request administrator access for this user.

--Pyt 22:34, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
3/0 vote. 1 temporary admin, no bureaucrats. ~Kylu (u|t) 04:09, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
  Done --Thogo (talk) 09:26, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Гриць@uk Wikinews

I'm requesting sysop access for Гриць at the Ukrainian Wikinews, since we have no local bureaucrats.

  Done --FiLiP ¤ 21:10, 6 March 2008 (UTC)


I request sysop access.


Thank you. Bengoa My user talk 19:26, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

  On hold Please link to the community decision about granting you sysop access. --Thogo (talk) 19:34, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
This I think. Only 1's not enough. Community is too small and voting started today, I suggest to wait or, better, ask a temp adminship below.--Nick1915 - all you want 20:18, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Hehe, no vote at all I guess since the one there was Bengoa himself. @Bengoa: For what do you need the sysop access? Something special or just maintaining the wiki? We could give you temporary sysopship for 3 months if you want. --Thogo (talk) 20:39, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I want the access to sysop to support well this wiki, since they can enter spam, advertising... Because of it was asking for the access, not for nothing more.--Bengoa My user talk 12:39, 1 March 2008 (UTC).

Hola Bengoa, el problema es, que no hay mucha gente por allí, la comunidad todavía es demasiado pequeña para tener un administrador permanente. Lo que Thogo quería ofrecerte era el estatus de administrador temporal para tres meses. No hay diferencia, las funciones son iguales, solamente tenías que volver aquí en tres meses para pedir una prologación.
Saludos, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:54, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

A entiendo, esque no se hablar perfectamente Ingles. Esta bien, entonces tendre 3 meses de permiso temporal, estoy deacurdo. Aunque porcierto, aprobecho para ablaros sobre SWMT, pus soy uno de ellos , y como hago para mantener otras wikis pequeñas?--Bengoa (My user talk) 13:50, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Hola otra vez! Entonces ya me habeis echo temporalmente administrador? Por que entré y no estaba como aquello. Gracias! Thanks!--Bengoa (My user talk) 13:02, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

  Not done, request was withdrawn aww request moved (and done) (see temp sysop)--Nick1915 - all you want 09:58, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


I humbly request sysop access for User:Au8ust on Lao Wikipedia.

Thankyou very much. --Jose77 20:44, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

That voting is more than a year old. That strikes me as strange, at best. I'm inclined not to give permanent status. However, there's one (recently) active admin that seems to be perm. --FiLiP ¤ 16:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Why would a year old voting request be "strange"? User:Au8ust received the third vote only as recently as this year. If you are still unsure or hesitant, then you can certainly ask User:Waerth because he is an Admin on Lao Wikipedia and knows the situation very clearly. --Jose77 21:21, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
The user is quite inactive. That's strange too... --Thogo (talk) 09:10, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
  Not done, request was withdrawn, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:23, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Suelnur@tr wikisource

I request sysop access.

Thank you. Srhat 16:59, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done --Thogo (talk) 09:11, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Mrostam@fa Wikipedia

I request sysop access for granting the "patrol access" to fa:user:Asadi s. The voting can be found in [5]

Thank you. Mrostam 19:53, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

I see 7 sysops and 3 'crats on Please, make a request in their talk first! There's not any community consensus for your sysop or 'crat right, and I think that a temp sysopship only for granting patrol flag would be unnecessary.--Nick1915 - all you want 20:01, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
as far as I know, sysops or crats can NOT grant patrol flag. (at least, it is what they say in fa.wikipedia ) --Mrostam 20:18, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Bureaucrats can grant this permission, as soon is this becomes available. Please wait until this bug is fixed. Huji 20:21, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  Not done, can't be done, group not available, when it becomes available local bureaucrats should grant it, thanks for Your understanding, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:22, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
conflicted You asked a sysop flag for granting patrol access, didn't you? Sorry, but I don't understand what you want...--Nick1915 - all you want 20:23, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict) yes, that's what I forgot to mention! Huji 20:25, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
thanks for your attention, but where should I have put this in the first place?--Mrostam 20:42, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
nowhere, wait until bug is fixed, so just ask to a local bureaucrat--Nick1915 - all you want 20:47, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Heinz@stq Wikipedia

I request administrator access for this user.

--Heinz 2 18:47, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Copied to [6] --Pyt 10:00, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Ja Wikinews

I ask it for bureaucrat and sysop n:利用者:っ dismissal in JPWN. Because a reason is not active after May 27, 2007, in Wikipedia, I dismiss sysop on May 24, 2007. 11:50, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Please clarify. Which user? Which project?now answered Why? With which justification? Where is the community decision to promote this user? --Thogo (talk) 11:58, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
取り下げ。やり方がわからず申し訳ありません。 12:56, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
  Not done, wrong section anyway. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:03, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Maximillion Pegasus@Test Wikipedia

I request bureaucrat access.

Thank you. Cheers. Maximillion Pegasus 17:32, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

No, testwiki has its bureaucrats. Nevertheless,   Done ([7]) — VasilievVV 17:49, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Cheers. Maximillion Pegasus 18:00, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


I am requesting that ceb:User:Jordz be made a bureaucrat of the Cebuano Wikipedia. I had already made him a sysop and he had been one for a long time now, and had helped the community in countless ways. I think it is proper to make him a bureaucrat by this time so that he can do more for the community. Currently there is only one bureaucrat at ceb-wp (yours truly).

Thank you. --Bentong Isles 06:08, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

I was under the impression that some sort of local discussion had to take place prior to a bureaucrat being locally appointed? Anthøny 07:43, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
I thought the local bureaucrat is able to grant those rights himself. Is the steward action really neccessary here? --Zirland 07:45, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
  Not done. Exactly. Bentong Isles, please use ceb:Special:UserRights to make Jordz bureaucrat yourself. Steward action is unnecessary. --FiLiP ¤ 08:05, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
My bad. I thought I could not do that myself. Thanks, I've promoted him myself already. @Anthony: There are only virtually four users at the Cebuano Wikipedia today (Jordz, Edgar Godin, s.o. who always forget to login, and yours truly). My main reason for the request was the fact that I got involved in a project which is taking too much of my time (discussed in my user page) and I could not deal with some matters efficiently. --Bentong Isles 11:24, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

CheckUser access

Cato@en wikiquote

  • English Wikiquote: I request CheckUser access please. I have obtained the requisite 25 votes [8] including the support of both existing CheckUsers and the two stewards with accounts. I have submitted identification to the Foundation.--Cato 11:57, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
  On hold, waiting for cary' confirmation--Nick1915 - all you want 12:05, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Cary has received identification, so   Done.--Shanel 19:07, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Oversight access

fi:User:Agony, fi:User:Harriv, fi:User:Jniemenmaa and fi:User:MikkoM at Finnish Wikipedia

A consensus was reached for granting the oversight-status to users currently already having the check user-status on Finnish Wikipedia. They have already identified themselves to the foundation when becoming check users so presenting identification again is not necessary.

Thank you. Joonasl 10:53, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

This request has been updated, see below.Ejs-80 16:00, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I withdraw the request and started a poll about the rights at Finnish Wikipedia. Let's wait for the results and then come back to this again.--Joonasl 07:35, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
  On hold I don't see a community voting there. Or was it an arbcom decision? --Thogo (talk) 11:01, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
There has not been any voting or ArbCom decision, only discussion (less than a week, it seems). –Ejs-80 11:08, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Well... So there is not really a community consensus yet, right? --Thogo (talk) 11:15, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Most of the people who have participated in the discussion have supported this proposal (though I personally would've preferred longer time for this discussion) –Ejs-80 11:22, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Hm, ok. But for such things it's always better to have a voting (or an arbcom decision) rather than just discussion. We can't decide if there is consensus or not, if there is no countable result... I guess we let it "on hold", at least for now. --Thogo (talk) 11:26, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Actually all of the people participating in the conversation at the time i made the request (which has been prominently shown at the "Current Events"-page). Since the support was unanimous I though no voting would be necessary. After I made this request one opposing opinion has been added. What happened to Polls are evil? :) If one counts the comments in support vrs. opposed, the ratio at this time is 18:1 [9], which sounds like a concensus to me. There is no reason why the discussion can not continue a bit longer on this while we are here "on hold", though --Joonasl 15:18, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
A note of the conversation was added to "Current Events"-page only about 50 hours before Joonasl made this request [10]. Before that conversation had continued six four days in the "Mixed issues" (fi:Sekalaista) section of "Kahvihuone". Obviously it would have been a good idea to put the note to "Current Events" at an earlier stage and begin the conversation in the "Policies" (fi:Käytännöt) section of "Kahvihuone" [11] (or move it there). --AB-fi 01:16, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

By the way, I noticed that Meta:Rewriting/Oversight policy#Access to oversight says: “After gaining consensus (80%) in his local community, with at least 25 editors' approval, the user should list himself under Requests for permissions with a link to the page with the community's decision. – – If a sufficient number of voters do not vote for two oversighters on a wiki, there will be no oversighter on that wiki.” Is this the current policy? (I don't want to ask about the Arbitration Committee option, since ArbCom's role in granting checkuser or oversight rights has not yet been clarified in Finnish Wikipedia) –Ejs-80 20:47, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

It's the rewrite of the current policy. At the moment, there is no requirement for multiple oversights, but (in my opinion, mind) it appears that it will certainly pass. The rest of the statement, other than the number of oversights however, is current policy. ~Kylu (u|t) 21:30, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, this means that we have to have a vote if we want users with oversight rights. The update of the page Hiding revisions is really needed, since it doesn't tell anything about this at the moment. –Ejs-80 23:49, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
The current policy is here and says nothing about mandatory voting.--Joonasl 06:51, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
A couple notes: Oversight is a redirect to Hiding revisions, which Ejs-80 already pointed out. That's the policy on the permission itself, not about granting it, which would be at Steward policies#Don't decide. They need a clear-cut decision shown on the matter and the steward policy page states "election" in that section. This is part of the reason for the rewrite: clarification of the processes used to place trusted users in the positions we need them in. Thanks for your concern and understanding. ~Kylu (u|t) 18:43, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Request update

A week-long referendum in the Village Pump just ended with 27 support votes and a general support of over 80% for the four users in question. MikkoM 23:08, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

That's right. Automatically generated checkusers list proves that they are already checkusers (see also this and this diff). –Ejs-80 10:54, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I see 16 Kannatan (support) votes and 5 Vastustan (oppose) votes. That's 76.19% of the total of 21 votes. Or am I seeing things differently than you? Please explain. --FiLiP ¤ 16:10, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I see 27 support votes and 6 opposes. I don't understand what is wrong. –Ejs-80 16:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Ok, this is strange. Now that I logged in, I can see the 27 votes. Must have been a cache problem. --FiLiP ¤ 16:19, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, probably so. And adding ?action=purge to the end of the page link helps with that. –Ejs-80 17:56, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done --Thogo (talk) 09:17, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Kiitos / danke schön / thanks / asante. –Ejs-80 11:43, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Removal of access

Yöklewçi @ tt Wikipedia

I request removal of Sysop and Bureaucrat flags. It's my old bot.

Thank you. Albert Fazlî 20:18, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

This situation has been brought to other Stewards attention, since rights log on the wiki were not that clear.
May I recommend to User:Albert Fazlî to leave a note on renamed users and to clearly state where the account is a bot. Thank you, M/ 21:04, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Nguyễn Cườ

I request removal of access.

This confirmation above is from vi:Wikipedia:Tin nhắn cho bảo quản viên (Admins' noticeboards), and the title is "Request for desysop" in Vietnamese. This user requested for a long time, and Vietnamese Wikipedia already considers him former sysop, I make a request here to offically remove his sysop status. appreciates his former work as sysop very much. Thank you. Vinhtantran 02:45, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

  On hold Is there a possibility of him writing that in English? --FiLiP ¤ 06:57, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, but he very rarely comes up again. You can verify by asking another Vietnamese Wikipedia's member, User:mxn (meta's sysop,'s bureaucrat) is a good choice. Vinhtantran 11:06, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Here's a rough translation of his message from Vietnamese into English (I'm better at translating the other way around):
Hello everyone,
I am Nguyễn Cường. Really, for a very long time now, I have neither accessed nor contributed to Wikipedia. There are many objective reasons for this, and I truly regret that I must ask to stop being an administrator here.
I only came to this decision because I felt uncomfortable about not being able to come here often. As always, I look up to the vision that Wikipedia is striving for. I will certainly continue to support the Vietnamese Wikipedia as an ordinary user. When I have a chance, I will ask to return to the role of administrator, once time permits.
I wish all of my fellow administrators continued success.
I hope to see the Vietnamese Wikipedia continue to gain more users and abundance in content. NOB 07:04, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
Since then, he has returned for the occasional edit but has not carried out any administrator functions.
 – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 07:28, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
  Done per confirmation by Mxn. --Zirland 07:39, 27 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access from both checkuser and sysop tools.

Thank you very much. Patrícia msg 17:15, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done, thank you for your work. --.anaconda 17:25, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

nagytibi@hu Wikipedia

I request removal of my sysop access.

Thank you. Nagytibi 18:16, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done and thanks for serving --FiLiP ¤ 20:09, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

I (als:User:Melancholie, als:User:MelancholieBot) request removal of sysop rights for als:User:MelancholieBot as this was more or less an accident (see MediaZilla:13503).

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Melancholie (talk) diff, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:41, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done, ;) --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:41, 25 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Thank you.

diff ~Kylu (u|t) 00:28, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
  Done --FiLiP ¤ 06:51, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Vinhtantran 02:32, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

  Not done but   Done :) because the user has not been a sysop for a long time already. Nothing to do here. --FiLiP ¤ 06:57, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Сура @ tt Wikipedia

I request removal of Sysop flag, that was setted by mistake.

Thank you. Albert Fazlî 20:18, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Please take really great care when setting flags!
--M/ 20:33, 23 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of sysop access for User:Cień at the Polish Wikipedia. He was granted the access temporarily on his being elected an Arbitration Committee member. Now his term has finished and in the meantime he has not requested the access on the RfA page in the ordinary way.

Thank you in advance. On behalf of the Arbitration Committee at the Polish Wikipedia, Maire 14:04, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

--M/ 14:08, 22 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Alvaro 18:17, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

(Already)   Done. --.anaconda 18:32, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
17:08, 18 January 2008 M7 (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:FvdP@frwiki from sysop to (none) ‎ (As per signed request on meta:Requests for permissions and community decision on the relevant wiki (inactive user))
Ah, ok, sorry, thx. Alvaro 18:40, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Bishonen removal of admin flag

I would like my flag removed and transferred to Bishzilla, please. Bishonen 18:24, 16 March 2008 (UTC).

  DoneDan | talk 18:33, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

White_Cat@Test Wikipedia

I request removal of access, White Cat's temporary bureaucratship has expired. Users Cool Cat and Computer are his test accounts. White Cat may retain Sysop access, and Computer may retain bot access.

Thank you. ~Kylu (u|t) 00:39, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done, thanks!--Nick1915 - all you want 16:01, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Démocrite@fr Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Arria Belli | parlami 18:11, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done--Shanel 18:15, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Escarlati@es Wikipedia

Please remove my bureaaucrat and sysop ("bibliotecario") access on Spanish Wikipedia

  Done, thank you for your work!--Nick1915 - all you want 17:59, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Ecelan@es Wikipedia

Please remove my bureaaucrat and sysop ("bibliotecario") access on Spanish Wikipedia

  Done by Nick --FiLiP ¤ 11:25, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Dodo@es Wikipedia

I request removal of access. I think the time of the dodos finished long ago. :-P

Thank you. --Dodo@es Wikipedia 11:19, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done --FiLiP ¤ 11:25, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Thank you. 22:17, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done Jon Harald Søby 22:33, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Please remove my bureaaucrat and sysop ("bibliotecario") access on Spanish Wikipedia

  Done and thanks for serving. --FiLiP ¤ 16:14, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Albert Fazlî (eski) @tt Wikipedia

I request removal of sysop access. It's my own old login. My email was changed.

Thank you. Albert Fazlî 13:32, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:42, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Totya@hu Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Hu:Totya (talk!) 17:59, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done Thank you for your work--Nick1915 - all you want 18:02, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

ADM@fr Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Arria Belli | parlami 23:07, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

--M/ 23:13, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Inactive Admins@commonswiki

will have to be de-sysoped because they did not sign at Commons:Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section/Feb-Mar 2008 one month after the warning as the policy wants. :( Regards, abf /talk to me/ 15:44, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done Please thank them all for their work as Commons admins. --Thogo (talk) 10:02, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

BenduKiwi@fr Wikipedia

Removal of sysop rights. Reason: More than 6 months of inactivity. Same reason as some previous requests A few months ago.

Thanks in advance. Poppy 23:22, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done Please thank him/her for his/her work as administrator on frwiki. --Thogo (talk) 10:04, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Michelet@fr Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Arria Belli | parlami 14:14, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 14:17, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

الباحث@ar Wikipedia

Due to several issues regarding the Arabic Wikipedia administrator "الباحث" (explained there), a discussion with voting has been done, proposing the removal of his administrative status. You can view it from this link (Google automatic translation). As you can see, the results of the voting are: 21 votes with, 7 votes against, and 7 votes neutral with the removal of access.

Thank you. MK 10:00, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Not counting neutral votes, there's a 75% support for desysopping the user. What does your policy say regarding this? --FiLiP ¤ 10:37, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
AR Wiki doesn't have a policy for desysopping, but users must get at least 75% of the supporting votes to become sysops. --MK 10:47, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
  Done --FiLiP ¤ 11:20, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

As MK says ar wp has no policy for desysopping. "users must get at least 75% of the supporting votes to become sysops," this is for sysopping only. the voting (!) page does not list the result yet. The community has not agreed regarding this issue. I request the reinstating of rights until the community agrees. Funny enough is that MK himself refuses to grant rights to a user because he thinks neutral votes should be counted as against sysopping. The issue goes back to April 2006 and the page still does not tell the result. I wonder why voting here finished yesterday and a request was made before listing the result there, while the other issue no one cares about. In any case please reinstate the rights until ar wp community agrees on the issue. Санта Клаус 15:01, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

So, what, if there's no desysop policy, no one can get desysopped? I consulted a prominent member of the community and just cleared my doubts. I stand by my "decision" --FiLiP ¤ 15:16, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
The issue is that we don't know which votes to count and how to count them and what to do with the result. This request is premature. The policy MK relies on is irrelevant (sysopping only). When the commutiy agrees how to handle this issue a request can be made here. Санта Клаус 15:21, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

hi i am the "الباحث" i really dont have problems with removal of my administrative status but atleast we must make the commutiy agrees about this without that it will be unfair and with canceld the votes of neutrals so think we must let the commutiy agrees how to handle this issue it will be more justice and better for all of us Q8wall 16:20, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I have only one comment on this: Санта Клаус is trolling. No one in arwiki objected on the desysop except الباحث himself (who is now blocked on arwiki by admin OsamaK for violating 3RR rule) and even if anyone objects the issue can be discussed locally where الباحث may be resysopped by another bureaucrat, so, no further steward action is requested. Thanks. --Meno25 18:44, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
"even if anyone objects the issue can be discussed locally," which is what everyone deserves at ar wp. Your COI with الباحث are well know there - what is the relevance of mentioning his block? Why do voting pages on ar wp state the result (example) but not this one? State the result there, make sure a consensus is reached about how to count! then anyone can submit a request here. There are what I consider spa; user:Jordan123 contributed nothing during 2008 but votes and personal attacks for which he was blocked. The last line of his userpage says: tens of articles from multiple accounts. Don't you think a CU is warranted? Let's discuss things there then come back here. Санта Клаус 19:44, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

i just want to solve it with the commutiy also i feel so sad and unfair because of that in the other hand all my demand is solve it with the commutiy then we will come here esey not the opeset and really i dont sad for the adminship because its just work and i allready done alot of my work... so doing this without community is not fair atleast for me and its up to you to make it with comutiy deside Q8wall 19:15, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I am translating what MK wrote on user:Meno25 page [21] as it helps illustrate the situation. MK or Meno25 can correct me. Cp Google.

It seems there is an objection to the issue [desysopping]. All I have done is to transfer the voting result to Meta (I was about to do it even if it was 60% so a steward there can decide as we don't have a specific percentage for desysopping). I have not yet stated my opinion on the matter of desysopping الباحث but I respect the voting result.

As far as I know, this is no stewards' business yet. Please revert. Санта Клаус 00:19, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Please feel free to take the conversation to Requests for comments if you wish to continue it on Meta, but the decision regarding deadminship on your wiki should be determined by consensus there, not here. The action has been performed already. With the lack of a local ArbCom and lack of local policy, stewards have to make due with what consensus seems to bear. ~Kylu (u|t) 04:16, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Please do nothing (and undo pending a local discussion) until the local community reaches a consensus. Санта Клаус 11:22, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

As Kylu already said, this discussion is closed. If you see any need to discuss that furthermore, please go to RFC. --Thogo (talk) 11:39, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I know this discussion shouldn't be here at all, but as it says above "To request the removal of another user's status, you must gain consensus on the local wiki first." Санта Клаус 11:48, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

SallesNeto_BR@pt Wikibooks

I request removal of access.

Thank you. SallesNeto BR 18:52, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done --FiLiP ¤ 21:25, 9 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Thank you. Master2841 16:50, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done --FiLiP ¤ 18:14, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Chtit draco@fr.wikiversity

I request removal of my sysop status on the French Wikiversity.

Thank you. chtit_draco talk page 08:41, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done and thanks for serving --FiLiP ¤ 09:27, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

The bellman@en wikinews

Remove admin rights from User:The bellman per his request. Adambro 16:08, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done DarkoNeko 16:18, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Simeon@en wikinews

Remove admin rights from User:Simeon per deadminship request here. Adambro 16:08, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

  DoneDarkoNeko 16:21, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Odder@pl Wikipedia

  • Language Code: pl
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: [23]
  • Local User Page: pl:User:Odder

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:Odder on the said project in accordance with the Committee’s decision concerning the user (8 Committee members voted in favour, 0 against, 1 did not take part in the vote). The reasons for the Committee's decision are as follows: Odder has not abided by an enforcement from the verdict in the case against him (i.e. has not apologised to pl:User:K-Bay, now Bjfs), and unblocked himself twice after a Committee member had enforced a block on him.

Thank you in advance,

Maire 23:40, 6 March 2008 (UTC), Chair of the Arbitration Committee on the Polish Wikipedia

  Done Access removed. Cary Bass demandez 00:12, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

J.Pitkä@fi Wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. --Johney 07:25, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

  On hold Can someone confirm that this is a valid policy on fiwiki? --Thogo (talk) 11:49, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
I can say that the policy was previously to remove admin privileges after two years of total inactivity. In February, after a discussion, the policy was changed to say that any sysop without any admin actions in the last 12 months will be de-admined (unless there is a known and justified reason for inactivity). J.Pitkä has certainly been inactive long enough to warrant the action requested above. –Ejs-80 12:15, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
ok.   Done --Thogo (talk) 12:20, 3 March 2008 (UTC)


Just a notification: I have removed my checkuser rights on itwiki as my term ended some week ago. --.anaconda 18:18, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

rcpatrol@no Wikipedia

I request removal of access, as this bot now can run with lower access rights.

Thank you. 10:24, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done --FiLiP ¤ 10:31, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Bishonen removal of admin flag

I would like my flag removed and transferred to Bishzilla, please. Bishonen 18:24, 16 March 2008 (UTC).

  DoneDan | talk 18:33, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Note -- The following edits confirm that the two accounts making this request belong to their enwiki counterparts: Bishonen, Bishzilla / Bishzillaonmeta. — Dan | talk 21:02, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Removal of Adminship of LeX and Oblivious in Dhivehi Wikipedia

I request removal of access of both these users for long term absency. I have asked an opinion from Redux and our coversation is in my english talk page:

Thank you. Glacious 10:57, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 11:15, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Kassus@fr Wikipedia

Removal of sysop rights. Reason: More than 6 months of inactivity. Same reason as some previous requests A few months ago.

Thanks in advance. Poppy 23:22, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done --FiLiP ¤ 17:33, 18 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of both sysop and checkuser access.

  • Language Code: en
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: here
  • Local User Page: w:User:Alison

Thank you. Alison 18:10, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done and thanks for everything. --FiLiP ¤ 18:15, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of sysop status, as I'm retiring from Wikipedia.

Thank you. Coredesat (en.wp) 18:20, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done. Thanks for your work, --Thogo (talk) 18:23, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Retired username@en.wikipedia

This user was renamed to a generic name by a bureaucrat following their request to vanish - please remove their sysop status. This can be locally restored should he "unvanish" and be renamed back/create a new account. WjBscribe 19:52, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 19:56, 30 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of sysop status.

Thank you. Spike Wilbury 22:19, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done --Zirland 22:23, 30 March 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of bureaucrat access for the following users:

  • Language Code: meta
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: n/a
  • Local User Page: see above.

These are all stewards who were given temporary bureaucrat access to assist with SUL renames. It appears there is a bug in the software so stewards unfortunately cannot rename to reserved global accounts (this was why they were all given this extra right). Please remove just the bureaucrat right, as it is no longer needed. Thank you. Majorly (talk) 13:58, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done by Spacebirdy and me.--Shanel 14:24, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Temporary permissions (rejected and expired requests only)

Approved, ongoing requests should be moved to Requests for permissions/Approved temporary.


I request temporary sysop access for User:ກາຍ on Lao Wikipedia.

Thankyou very much. --Jose77 00:21, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

  On hold, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:35, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

This vote is very strange, the first vote is from the candidate himself, the 3 others are from inactive users. I wonder why he needs temp-sysop and why can't he speak for himself since he has an account here, he just contacted me some days ago for another reason. Best regards. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:39, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Can I explain first ? Firstly, I do not wish to be an temporary sysop for Laos Wikipedia. Mr. Jose77 included some word which is not my word. I wish to be just a normal sysop there. I don't speak for myself here because I don't need to be temporary sysop access, I was elected by Laos user and wish to be the sysop there (with the experience of near-native level). I'd like to say again that I do not wish to be a temporary sysop. The 3 inactive users - let me just explain.
There are 3 supporters
  • User:Au8ust - was active but due to his work, on this year, he didn't edit Wikipedia quite much, but he still monitoring it and let me consult him about spellings (hard words) and other things.
  • User:Jose77 - is not inactive
  • User:Karen - I don't know who's him, suppose he's pass by and see that page. I don't really know that.
And me, I'm studying and don't have quite much time apart from the weekend. P.S. I didn't say that "I wish to become an temporary admin..." Best Regards, Passawuth 12:24, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Also, please note that first I think Jose77 is an Meta-administrator, but I was wrong. At that time, I see Jose77 say {{done}} on Requests for adminiship on Laos wikipedia so I think he is. Anyway, that time Tuinui was granted by someone, when there was 2 people voting for him. I also think that 3 people voting for me is quite adiquate. I just wonder who granted lo:User:Tuinui to be a sysop. I just wish to be like him, and I wrote more about the reason on Laos Wikipedia. Best Regards, Passawuth 12:48, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
  Not done due to cu-concerns. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:26, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

mardetanha@fa fawikipedia

I request temporary sysop access.

Thank you. Mardetanha 12:59, 2 March 2008 (UTC)   DoneWojciech Pędzich Talk 13:32, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

thaks again--Mardetanha 13:36, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Benoni@br wikiquote

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: br
  • List of local sysops: none
  • List of local bureaucrats: none
  • Local User Page: Implijer:Benoni
  • Preferred duration and reason:There is no sysop on the breton wikiquote for the moment and not enough members for a valid election, so I ask temporary sysop access for three months to do all the sysop work (mainly maintenance). I am already sysop on the breton wikipedia: see here. An election will be held once there is a big enough community.

Thank you. Benoni 13:10, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Temporary permission. Expires 1 March, 2008
--M/ 21:50, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 10:19, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Felipe Aira@tl wikibooks

I request sysop access.

Thank you. -- Felipe Aira 06:33, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

  Not done
Request was written only yesterday and there is no single vote there. In case there is not a consolidated community, please ask for a temporary adminship (3 month or so) and then proceed to a regular election. --M/ 10:25, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I am asking for temporary adminship since the Tagalog Wikibooks community is quite dead or more appropriately none at all. Thank you for the troubles. -- Felipe Aira 11:10, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
Temporary permission. Expires 1 March, 2008
--M/ 11:13, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 10:19, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Purodha@ as,bo,dz,gu,ne,or wikipedias

Some Wikipedias using indic scripts have an uggly formatting problem with some browsers + user preferences settings, described in bug 9902. It has been solved for most wikis, except for these:

Being tired to bug non-responsive others for a mere snap, I'm asking for temporary adminship on said wikipedias for 3 days so as to insert a missing space in a message in the MediaWiki namespace on each. Thank you. Btw. if I can do anything else of use, while I'm at it, please let me know. --Purodha Blissenbach 00:47, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

  Done Expiring 1 March 2008. (Sorry for the delay, we didn't see it obviously...) --Thogo (talk) 17:40, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you. (No Problem). Task performed. There is no need to confirm the expiry. Thank you. --Purodha Blissenbach 17:49, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 10:19, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Dalibor Bosits@hr.wikibooks

I request temporary sysop access for b:hr:User:Dalibor Bosits on Croatian Wikibooks.

Thank you. Dalibor Bosits 23:25, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done, expires 7 march 2008--Nick1915 - all you want 23:34, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Removed per online request. --FiLiP ¤ 23:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC)


I request temporary access for User:Dsvyas on gu-wiki.

Thank you. --Jose77 22:02, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

  Done. Expires March 12 2008 --FiLiP ¤ 22:09, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
Removed. --FiLiP ¤ 09:06, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Albert Fazlî @ tt Wiktionary

I request sysop access to be able import in tt:wikt:Special:Import

Thank you. Albert Fazlî 11:32, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

  On hold Are you sure you understand what import does? By being a sysop, you'd be able to do transwiki imports to tt, which is maybe not something you want. Also, please specify the desired duration of the sysop bit. Thanks --FiLiP ¤ 10:37, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
Of course, i understand what import does. It's importing of wiki-content in XML format. I have enough expriense in wikisoft instalation/configuration, about 4 years. I want to import my dictionaries (i'm author of some Türkic dics). Tatarish Wikipedia was started and created by me and my bot. BTW Now I think i need regular admin permissions for protection from spam... Albert Fazlî 15:04, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Please note that sysop-flag only grants You the posibility to import from another wiki for which transwiki has been activated (per default none if not asked specifically on bugzilla normally). Only import-flag grants You the posibility to upload from xml.files. Even if You are the author, are those dictionaries free, to be able to import them? Also, I noticed You are new to tt.wiktionary, do You know which format they prefer and how entries should look like? Thanks for Your thoughts, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:14, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks to all, it is not necessary today. --Albert Fazlî 13:43, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

  Not done Obviously. --Thogo (talk) 14:11, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Wordsthink@lv wikibooks

Hello! I would like to nominate myself (wikibooks:lv:Lietotājs:Wordsthink) for adminship on wikibooks:lv:Sākumlapa.

It is likely I might be active on there for the foreseeable future as I'm willing to publish some drafts I've written and I would need to introduce some functionalities depending on the MediaWiki namespace pages (specifically, a css class to number headings with Roman numerals (if that works, of course), a collapse/expand script on the common.js and an eddittools box).

Thank you. Wordsthink 18:06, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

  Done, one month, You can come back if it is not enough time, expires 26.03.2008, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:13, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Removed. --FiLiP ¤ 10:26, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Robert Ullmann@sw wiktionary

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: sw
  • List of local sysops: (none, except I think Dubaduba, not active)
  • List of local bureaucrats: (none)
  • Local User Page: wikt:sw:User:Robert Ullmann
  • Preferred duration and reason: 3-6 months, (translate interface), maintain, try to find some users

I live in Nairobi, I hear and use Swahili every day; I want to try to build this.

Thank you. Robert Ullmann 14:41, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

  Done I'm granting 4 months of temporary adminship. I hope it will suffice to get the job done. Expires March 28, 2008 at 18:15 pm GMT. Redux 18:16, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Removed. --FiLiP ¤ 10:08, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Robert Ullmann@rw wiktionary

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: rw
  • List of local sysops: (none)
  • List of local bureaucrats: (none)
  • Local User Page: wikt:rw:User:Robert Ullmann
  • Preferred duration and reason: 3-6 months, (translate interface), maintain, try to find some users

I travel to Kigali regularily, trying to work on building this, find some contributors.

Thank you. Robert Ullmann 14:41, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

  Done I'm granting 4 months of temporary adminship. I hope it will suffice to get the job done. Expires March 28, 2008 at 18:15 pm GMT. Redux 18:17, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Removed. --FiLiP ¤ 10:08, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Removal of Bureaucrat rights from bots on Testwiki

The following bots have bureaucrat rights on test.wikipedia. Please remove the bureaucrat rights. :)

Should be all of 'em. Dankon. ~Kylu (u|t) 04:50, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done. Bureaucrat rights (only) removed for all the accounts listed. Cheers, Redux 05:19, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Perfeito, muito obrigado! ~Kylu (u|t) 06:28, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed.

I request a temporary import user status in order to import all pages from the Alemannic Wiktionary, Wikibooks etc. into the Alemannic Wikipedia. This has to be done according to a community decision to merge Wikipedia & Co., read more there. I was voted for getting a temporary import right, see this vote. After everything is done, Wikibooks & Co. will have to be closed and deleted, see this vote (requests will follow then).

  Done, right set, please let us know when You have finished. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:50, 28 March 2008 (UTC)