Steward requests/Permissions/2009-02

Administrator access


Please, can you give a link to the community decision on that wiki? --Thogo (talk) 15:36, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

If he can do that, we should grant him adminship because of his great techincal aibilities ;) the wiki is closed, no one can edit there (except stewards since Tim enabled that). Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:37, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
request closed--Nick1915 - all you want 15:44, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


Hi there, successful RfA, no local 'crats. Thank-you in advance, Microchip08 @simpleWB 21:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

  DoneDan | talk 16:01, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank-you. Microchip08 @simpleWB 16:58, 6 February 2009 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

Hi there all. I would like temporary adminship here to be able to view and edit the Mediawiki pages necessary to be able to enable gadgets over on the Simple English Wiktionary. Since only administrators are able to edit the MediaWiki namespace, and I want to make sure that I enable them properly, I need to be a sysop for a brief period of time to be able to do so so that I can make sure to enable the gadgets correctly. I am not using this to get around the RfA system; I need technical access for a brief period of time to be able to enable gadgets correctly. Thanks, Razorflame 20:21, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello, the Simple English Wikipedia has plenty of crats and sysops, please ask there. MediaWiki-pages can be viewed by anyone btw., thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:24, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
You do not need to be an admin to copy gadgets over. Click on view source and copy the code over. This is a very clear attempt to get around the RFA system. A message at Simple talk on the project would have been polite and courteous to the very active community there. Majorly talk 20:25, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
This was not a clear attempt to get around the RfA system. If I were trying to get around the RfA system, I would have requested full adminship, not just temporary. Cheers, Razorflame 20:27, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Whatever this request is closed as   Not done, please request temp-adminship locally, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:28, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


Status:    Done

The following three requests are related to elction results on arz.wikipedia, submitted for approval.And This is the link to the village pump page for the Election results announcement page.--Ghaly 12:00, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Does that mean that you are also elected as bureaucrat? (at least ترشيح بيروقراطين reads like that) --Thogo (talk) 17:32, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes I have been elected as a bureaucrat and a sysop as well. Ghaly 18:16, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Ramsis II@arz.kipedia

Hello Ghaly, please can You tell us where the history of the voting is the voting pages history does only show Your edits, so I guess it had been copied from somewhere, please link the source page history, so I can have a look at it, many thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:15, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
I just saw that it got deleted [1], please consider restoring the votes of the voters, for transparency, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:17, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

  all three sysop status prolonged, please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:26, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

  • The deletion was done because the history included personal information of one of the users , as he requested , I have restored it now , Please this nomination was for permanent position not for exxtension. --Ghaly 18:42, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
    • I see, well, You can consider deleting only the revisions with personal information or requesting oversight. With extension I mean permanent (or until someone locally asks for removal etc.), since I gave no expiration date :) Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:44, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


Can I request to continue my 3-month adminship in Komi Wikipedia maybe plus 3 month else or more. I've been an administrator for 6 months now (2 x 3 months). Thank you. Yufereff 12:24, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello Yufereff, please can You make a short local note that You are going to prolong the status or link the page where You requested the status the first time, I can't find it right now, many thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:16, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes! I'm only going to prolong my status.-- Yufereff 11:04, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok, but could you inform local community anyway?--Nick1915 - all you want 11:14, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

  Progress report? Please let us know where You put the local announcement, if there had been one in the past please link it or if there never had been any please leave a note in the village pump. If nothing is heard in about a week this request will be closed and the status not prolonged, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:24, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Yufereff hasn't edited on that project since February 1[2], and hasn't edited the project namespace since last year[3]. Kylu 17:46, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
not done, user inactive, no local consensus--Nick1915 - all you want 10:34, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Rights therefore removed, since status expired and had not been prolonged, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:21, 26 February 2009 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: done by local bureaucrat [4]

Thank you! Kegns 06:46, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

...then why doesn't Shizhao promote the person locally and request removal when it expires? Kylu 06:58, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

(+)支持,但是我认为最好到meta那里去申请临时权限,因为本地没有撤销权限,或者您干脆就在这里申请非临时管理员吧?--Shizhao 2009年2月17日 (二) 06:38 (UTC)

shizhao means we had better ask for the permission on meta, because the removal cannot be done on zhwikibooks, only on meta, regards--Kegns 07:45, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Kylu. Even tho the removal can't be done locally, it is better if the right is given locally whenever it is possible. Steward aren't supposed to give right if there's an active bureaucrat on the wiki.
DarkoNeko 07:55, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
OK, I'll contact shizhao, thank you anyway.--Kegns 08:03, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
have local permission [5]--Shizhao 08:14, 18 February 2009 (UTC)


There is a local community vote for him, or extend his temporary sysop which expired yesterday. More informations are there. (discussed previously) --Ali 04:12, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello Ali, sorry but only for avoiding any confusion, is this request now for permanent adminship, because last time it was for temp? Btw., I hope You noticed, the messages from had been imported already, if people still prefer to translate from, I recommend to provide them a practical link to betawiki from mzn:MediaWiki:Editinginterface (something like: [{{PAGENAMEE}}/mzn Translate this message here]), best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:35, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Sorry for delay, Yes i would prefer to be permanent (he got 2 votes in favor out of totally two votes), Surely when community grow up we'll vote again, This isn't for localization, but to avoid vandalism, he F5 on recentchanges page about 2-3 times a day, Thank You --Ali 04:18, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done (log). The request has been open for about 3 months. The user received 100% support in that time. Not too many users participated, but this is a small project. Also noteworthy is that the user received the support of the two other Administrators in that project. Request granted, permanent adminship enabled. Good luck. Redux 16:42, 21 February 2009 (UTC)


--Bengoa (My user talk) 13:40, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

I am the only active user there, and already and been sysop 2 times tenporaly. This time wanted already forever, so another manager is not in the habit of being active. Thank you;) --Bengoa (My user talk) 13:43, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

And sorry my English, is bad ;P

Hola, pues solamente veo un voto por allí, propongo otro periodo de 6 meses, porque para obtener el flag de administrador permanente esto es demasiado poco. (p.s. no es necesario hacer un votación cada vez cuando quieres prolongar tu flag, simplemente puedes poner una petición por aquí unos días antes de que expire).
Estás de acuerdo con otro periodo de 6 meses? Un saludo, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:42, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Bien, por mi ningún problema. Para la próxima vez tendré encuenta lo de la petición, birdy ;D Bueno, un saludo ;P--Bengoa (My user talk) 22:50, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
  hecho, expira: 07-21-2009, un saludo, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:54, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Removed. Thanks. Alex Pereira falaê 11:06, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Guérin Nicolas@wo.wikipedia

Thank you! Guérin Nicolas (messages) 10:01, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I've added the bot policy to the pages here. Waiting for a steward to assign the rights global bot to this wiki. Laaknor 10:18, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I added the wiki to the set this morning. Just forgot to mention it. Anyhow, 5 votes is really a borderline case. Let's see what other stewards think. --FiliP × 19:10, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
It is borderline. The wiki previously elected a crat with 6, apparently. I've sent a note to the mailing list to solicit more views. ++Lar: t/c 20:26, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
I'm not in favorof granting, looking at the votes. One of the votes is the candidate himself, one is Jose77 with edits mainly in 2007, two are users with less then 10 edits from other projects (fr: and it:). So actually, I only count one really good vote. So, I'm sorry, but that pulls the case over the borderline I think. Effeietsanders 20:41, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Effeietsanders conclusion, there seems to be one vote, that is not enough for bureaucrat, sorry, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:56, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
This is a really small wiki with less than 1000 articles. Please have a look at the active people on this wiki and you will see that we are... 3! We need highly the help of bots and someone to take care about them. However, last bureaucrat gave up and i didn't see any active steward on this wiki since a long time. If you think that you can take care and do a better job on this wiki than active people there, please do it. Guérin Nicolas (messages) 21:54, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello Guérin Nicolas, this is not about saying that someone would do a better job than You, it is just that there is no need for a local bureaucrat in such small communities, wo:Wikipedia:Bot and wo:Wikipedia:Yorkat are not spammed with backlogs. Stewards don't have to be active in the local community to help (and their actions won't be seen locally), the botrequests can be added to SRB and requests for permissions here.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:11, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Let me present you the things how it happened :
1) We saw that bot flag requests on the Bureaucrat's page were not satisfied anymore
2) So we decided to have a second bureaucrat because bot flag requests are existing on this wiki and still on demand.
3) I checked how many bots we have and i counted 35 (see here), this number justifies that some of them need to get a bot flags.
4) We decided to write a bot policy to allow global bot and to get a new bureaucrat to flag new bot. The idea behind is that this wiki is badly organised and that's maybe the reason why it doesn't attract people anymore.
5) We ran an election with the few people we have and try to get a maximum of vote. As i know there's no obligation for such votation on such wiki to exclude "old contributors" or "new contributors" (same as a votation on Commons), so the 4 votes are valid.
6) What you propose me in exchange is to check the Bureaucrat's page if there's a bot flag request, then if there's one request i have to go on SRB to make a new request, or to explain to people who want their bot flagged that they should go directly on SRB because we don't have bureaucrat anymore... This is really complicated in my oppinion and that's not helping us.
Please consider that there was an election and that this is election is over. I have impression really that we did this for nothing finally. How many votes do we need totally to have right to get a bureaucrat? Guérin Nicolas (messages) 23:04, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Can you ask the current 'crat to stand down, to clear the way for stewards to help you more easily? Because you have a very thin election turnout, and some of those folk are not huge contributors to your wiki. I'm inclined to think that it would be better to wait until your community grows further. I am sensing a potential consensus here among the stewards that this election is too small. ++Lar: t/c 23:14, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
The problem is that this community never grew since it exists, it was always less than 5 active people, some coming, some leaving. We try to attract more people by organizing better this wiki, and recently more people were interested to contribute on this wiki, that's why for the 'crat election you saw voters having few contributions. I can make that the election is opened for a longer time and ask 2/3 other active contributors to vote. For the current 'crat, i already left a message on his talk page for the election, i will try to contact him again but i cannot promise that he will answer. I understand what you mean, two bureaucrats are maybe to much for such a small wiki. But a biggest problem is too have no activ bureaucrat at all. Guérin Nicolas 12:07, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Guérin Nicolas and I talked a bit on IRC and I think the agreement was to wait a while for the local bureaucrats response, and to ask the users who requested bot-status on the local bureaucrats user-talk to come to SRB or the new local requestpage. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:49, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

So is this sorted and archivable then, or are we waiting further to see if the current local crat responds first? I wasn't completely clear but that's my guess... we're waiting ++Lar: t/c 16:47, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

I see no problem with leaving the request up here for another week while waiting for input from Guaka (or perhaps from Drini, who has been active on wo in the past). -- sj | help translate |+ 01:52, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
This wiki has very few active users and accepts the standard bot policy. I'm not sure a Crat is needed. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 02:06, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure if anybody tried this yet, but I just emailed the Crat. Hopefully that will work. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 23:56, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
That seemed to work. Current Crat logged in and set the flag. This thread can now be archived. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 17:25, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! احمد-نجيب-بياباني-ابراهيمخېل 02:00, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Please link to the local election. Kylu 02:09, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Note: The user has contacted me asking how to arrange a local election. Please mark the section not done, and I'll ask him to repost the request after the election finishes. Thank you. Kylu 08:14, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok, closed then, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:58, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


Here is a link also to the on village pump page for ,Election results announcement page Many thanks .--Ghaly 11:02, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello, four votes are too few imho, if there are many botflag-requests I'd recommend to implement the bot policy, other opinions welcome as always, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:48, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Although the arz. wikipeida has many active users, and the nomination has been advertised since beginning, there was only those users who voted , The wikipedia has more than 1200 articles at the moment , and still expanding, there will be more issues needing a bureaucrat, especially appointing more sysops when needed, and other issues , that's why there was this nomination and it lasted for more than 10 weeks.--Ghaly 18:46, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
    • As said, imho 4 votes for cratship is a bit too few, and the project is not so big that it could not handle well without crats either, but I marked this for review for other stewards to comment, I have no problem if other stewards don't agree with my opinion and would agree to promote You, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:49, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Hm, I would say 10 weeks are much time to oppose for those who do not agree to having Ghaly as bureaucrat. Since noone opposed, I guess we can grant it. ~ --Thogo (talk) 20:53, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

I agree - enough time has been given to allow dissenters to voice their opinion. And there looks to be enough for a crat to do there given the number of successful admin noms. I recommend granting of Bureaucrat status to Ghaly per community consensus. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 22:23, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:21, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! Bellayet 06:22, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello Bellayet, the local bureaucrat is active, please contact him, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 06:36, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, He is active, But my application was there since October 2008. But no action. So I am applying here.--Bellayet 08:06, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
If a local bureaucrat is active we will not grant the status from meta, please talk to him, remind him on his talkpage to have a look at the voting and to go to bn:special:userrights if he will grant the status, if he denies to grant You the status after a voting 3:1 that is his decision, if You think he abuses his position, You can open a discussion locally, so the community can review his actions or a RFC if the community is unable to solve the problem locally, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:17, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

CheckUser access


Thank you! John Vandenberg 18:54, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Hm... 237-119 is not even a 2/3 majority. Looks odd to me. --Thogo (talk) 10:54, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
According to arbcom, the vote succeeded.   Done --FiliP × 10:58, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! RlevseTalk 11:07, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done guillom 11:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! RlevseTalk 11:07, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Waiting for Cary's edit to the Identification noticeboard. guillom 11:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Now   Done. guillom 17:19, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! RlevseTalk 11:07, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done guillom 11:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Majorly has identified to the foundation. Thank you! NonvocalScream 21:46, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --Thogo (talk) 22:01, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Question by Deror avi

The following discussion is closed.
Status:    Done

How do I request Check User information on Hebrew Wiki? Deror avi 15:27, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Hebrew Wikipedia has own checkusers. You may ask one of these people: w:he:Special:Listusers/checkuser. --Thogo (talk) 15:35, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Three of the resigned. I was elected as a new one. so - how one is gets the authorisation?
So you are requesting Checkuser access, not Checkuser information, right? You need to identify to the foundation first. Send a copy of your passport to Cary Bass via mail or fax. But I don't quite understand that page. Why are there only Support sections? Where are the opposes and neutrals? --Thogo (talk) 17:14, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Already sent the email before writing the request here. There was one person in oposition. In order to win the election one must have at least 25 voters in support, and more than any oposing vote (and more than any other candidate). This time there are three positions to fill but only I got more than the minimum support required. reelections for the two other empty positions will take place in 29 days. Deror avi 21:40, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
WMF policy says: On any wiki, there must be at least two users with CheckUser status, or none at all. This is so that they can mutually control and confirm their actions. In the case where only one CheckUser is left on a wiki (when the only other one retires, or is removed), the community must appoint a new CheckUser immediately (so that the number of CheckUsers is at least two).. Thus, you are kindly requested to wait for at least another checkuser to be elected. Thank you. --M/ 21:44, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
On Hebrew wiki there should be always 5 - as 3 resigned, there are 2 (and with me 3). Deror avi 22:30, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
That's right, please wait until your ID is received and processed by WMF officers. --M/ 22:33, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
ID processed. Deror avi 08:24, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
The voting model you used is not something that we often see. When it comes to CheckUser voting, I think there should be separate candidates with possibility to vote for and against them. If the situation is like this one, where there are multiple candidates, then voting for more should be possible. As it stands, this voting doesn't indicate if anyone is against Deror avi, because people who would normally oppose have voted for someone else. Since userrights on Wikimedia projects shouldn't be assigned through competition, but through consensus, I strongly suggest to repeat the voting but in such a fashion where people can vote both for and against all of the candidates (or just the ones that still stand a chance -- you and מוטי). That way, we'd get a clearer picture. Don't get me wrong here, 25 support votes is great, but I don't see if there would be any oppose votes, because the voting procedure dilutes that. Thanks --FiliP × 08:39, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
This voting proceedure was decided by the Heberw wiki comunity and was votes in its paralment. Changing the voting system would require a change of the proceedures and a majority of 60% of the voters in the parlament ( which would take at least three month and probably would not pass) - all previous check users have been nominated the same way and in the past it proved no problem here (if it is a problem - then permissions to all current check users should be cancelled as well). Deror avi 12:41, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
anybody? Deror avi 07:25, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

I dont think you need to change the whole voting system.. Just have one vote with support and oppose... Abigor talk 08:34, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

That's changing the whole voting system - the whole poynt was not to votes in opposition of a certain person but rather chosing the person you want best (or opposing all). anyway - in all past nominations this was not deemed as a problem here (this is the 8th elections for check users done this way). Deror avi 09:32, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, OK. I'll tell you one thing: I wouldn't have granted those rights those past 8 times had it come to me. Since other stewards have granted such requests, other stewards can grant this one. Cheers --FiliP × 10:10, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Can you please point me to the Foundation requirements re the voting system with regards to appointment of check users, before I revert to Hebrew wiki and request that its voting system be changed. Deror avi 13:46, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
You don't have to change the voting system for the whole wiki. Just make an exception when it comes to CheckUser elections, since that's a right your community cannot technically grant (as opposed to sysops, bureaucrats). Checkuser policy#Access to CheckUser says The community must approve CheckUsers per consensus. [...] After gaining consensus (at least 70%-80%) in his local community, and with at least 25-30 editors' approval, the user should list himself under Steward requests/Permissions with a link to the page with the community's decision. That doesn't specifically discard your type of election, but it does require consensus and I don't consider what your community has been doing a consensus (note that there quite likely might be other stewards that don't have the same opinion as me). --FiliP × 14:04, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Our understanding of said requirements that for each check user - the votes in favour must be 70% more than the votes against (in my case - one against - in the opition of against all candidates) and at least 25 voters in suport. As there are three positions to fill, and as there are on 90 something eligable voters, it was not possible to fulfill all vacant position therefore realections is expeceded to commence within three weeks for the two other vacant postitions. Deror avi 14:22, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Not accurate, the official hebrew wikipedia policy says this:
"בתום ההצבעה, ידורגו המועמדים שמספר התומכים בהם כפול לפחות ממספר המצביעים "נגד כל המועמדים", ושיש להם 25 תומכים או יותר, על-פי מספר התומכים. המועמדים שנבחרו הם הראשונים בדרוג זה, עד למילוי מכסת הבודקים שיש לבחור. אם כלה המניין בין שני מועמדים שמספר תומכיהם שווה, יסכימו ביניהם המועמדים שזה מספר התומכים שלהם, פה אחד, מי נבחר. בהיעדר הסכמה פה אחד (בתוך יממה מתום ההצבעה), יבחר ביניהם ביורוקרט."
It is written there that those who will be elected are those that their "number of supporters are double than the number of those who voted "against all candidates" option" so this is roughlt 66.66% and not 70%, even if we consider the "against all candidates" option as a legal one. The Relativity of The Truth
You might be interested in this. There's also a conversation regarding this matter between user:Uzi V. and user:MaxSem in MaxSem's deleted talk page here on meta. The Relativity of The Truth 00:24, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
In my book 25 against 1 is much more then 70% support. so the discussion above is irrelevant. The hebrew wiki is aware that for each candidate must have twice as much as the votes against him - so only in case there are 25 votes against and 50 in favour there is a problem. This is not the current case and a very unlikely hypotherical case. The Troll which replied above me is a known troll who nitpicks at unimportant matter in order to try and confuse simple matters in his favour (and in the current case he favoured another candidate). Deror avi 07:41, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
I think the problem is that people couldn't oppose. I am no steward but if people could vote oppose there maybe was a other result. Abigor talk 08:41, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
One can oppose - but it's oposition to all candidates. Hebrew wiki chose this system in perpose to show trust and to aviod politics - If u trust someone - vote for him. If one trust another - vote for the other - and if you trust none - vote against all. It's better then saying for someone that you dont trust him. By the way - almost all voters stated in there vote that they trust all candidates but as there is only one vote per person they had to chose one person over the others. Only one person voted against all candidates. Deror avi 08:45, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
But if there was only one vote per person isn't voting on the other perron the same as opposing? If some people trust the other person more than you otherwise the would have supported. I find it a very unclear voting system. Abigor talk 08:50, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Many of the voters who supported the candidates said that they also support Deror, but they want more then one user to be elected as Checkuser. Also, the last 3 Checkuser's where elected by this method. I can't understand whats the problem here. If they got the CU rights, why Deror isn't? As far as I know, there wasn't any change in WMF policies about CU rights. Deror is a very good person and I feel ashamed to see him being dragged and treated this way. He deserves much better. Broccolitalk page 09:39, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

I am really disappointed by reading this discussion. The Hebrew Wikipedia, like any other Wikipedia, has its community, and is an autonomous one. The stewards are here to give services that where allocated to stewards, and to be outside managers of any Wikipedia. A refusal to fulfill a decision made by any Wikipedia should be made only in gross violation of WMF principles, and about such a minor bureaucratic manner like the case we are discussing here. The Hebrew Wikipedia has voted for Deror avi, and stewards should realize this decision. Recommendations for future changes in the operation of the Hebrew Wikipedia are welcome, but they are not relevant to the current vote. David Shay 11:22, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

25-30 pro votes in a community election held by community standards is certainly enough to provide consensus. While I can understand that the lack of votes stated against, it's clear to me from this election that the community is large enough to select a checkuser without games and has selected Deror avi through its consensus. I'll not be the one to flip the switch, but I will make an attempt to change the policy to cover situations such as these. bastique demandez! 17:25, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --Thogo (talk) 17:37, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! John Vandenberg 04:40, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Waiting for Cary to confirm identity. :D Kylu 04:49, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Confirmation link here should do it, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:01, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Well,   Done --FiliP × 13:51, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Oversight access


Thank you! John Vandenberg 18:55, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

According to arbcom, the vote succeeded.   Done --FiliP × 10:58, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Luna Santin@enwiki

Thank you! RlevseTalk 11:09, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done guillom 11:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Mailer diablo@enwiki

Thank you! RlevseTalk 11:09, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Waiting for Cary's edit to the Identification noticeboard. guillom 11:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
And now   Done. guillom 17:25, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Daniel Case@enwiki

Thank you! RlevseTalk 11:09, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Waiting for Cary's edit to the Identification noticeboard. guillom 11:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Now   Done. guillom 19:07, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! RlevseTalk 11:09, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done guillom 11:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! John Vandenberg 04:41, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --FiliP × 13:29, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! Boivie 01:29, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

id diff Kylu 01:40, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done ++Lar: t/c 02:04, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! Boivie 01:29, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

id diff Kylu 01:39, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done ++Lar: t/c 02:04, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Removal of access


  Done, thank you for your work.
--M/ 16:48, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Hégésippe Cormier@frwiki

Done, thank you for your work--Nick1915 - all you want 21:27, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your service. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 17:44, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your work! Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:44, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


--M/ 21:53, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done --FiliP × 22:05, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! --M/ 22:08, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Seddon (talk) diff, diff2, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:03, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Done. —Pathoschild 04:29:18, 02 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


Note: This removal would leave the project with one user with Oversight access, sv:User:Caesar. - Kylu 08:20, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
We are aware of that at svwiki, and are looking into different ways of solving that problem. One user is nominated, but it will take some more days to know if s/he has sufficient support from the community. --Boivie 08:58, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
So, I think the best way is to deflag both, and re-flag sv:User:Caesar after you'll find the second one--Nick1915 - all you want 10:23, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I suppose that's the proper way to do it. --Boivie 10:25, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


(by Nick1915)


(by Nick1915)


(by Nick1915)


(by Nick1915)


RlevseTalk 01:15, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done, [7], best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:15, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


According to Arbcom decision I have to request removal of sysop and bureaucrat privileges from user Obersachse. (Arbcom decision states that sysop status has to be removed, bureaucrat status suspended until sysop status reacquired. See items 2.1.2, 2.1.3 of the decision.) EvgenyGenkin 21:34, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


--M/ 21:37, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


According to Arbcom decision I have to request removal of sysop privileges from user Seelöwe. (See item 2.4 of the decision.) EvgenyGenkin 21:34, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


--M/ 21:37, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


According to Arbcom decision I have to request removal of sysop privileges from user Lvova. (See item 2.1 of the decision.) EvgenyGenkin 22:36, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


--M/ 22:39, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


I am a local b'crat requesting the desysop of Newmanbe pursuant to a failed annual confirmation. Thank you.--BirgitteSB 01:16, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 01:23, 4 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done Angela 14:44, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


Please, remove sysop and checkuser access of User:Wulfson. He started the wheel war on Russian Wikipedia - block User:Lvova after unblock by other checkuser, as a roleaccount without technical evidence. All other checkuser believe that User:Lvova is not roleaccount. -- 19:03, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, but there's not any discussion regarding this case. We cannot do anything without community consensus. Thanks--Nick1915 - all you want 20:15, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
A block log itself is not a discussion.--Jusjih 03:22, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
ru.wikipedia has an arbcom, and I don't see where the resolutions passed request removing Wulfson. See ru:Википедия:Заявки_на_арбитраж/О_блокировке_участницы_Lvova#Решение. I'd advise closing the request until the ru.wikipedia arbcom makes a request itself. Kylu 07:51, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, request closed--Nick1915 - all you want 08:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks, Effeietsanders 10:52, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done Angela 15:43, 6 February 2009 (UTC)


Please remove my admin status per increased inactivity at the project. I should be confirmed through CentralAuth. Thanks! PeterSymonds 23:35, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your work! :) Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:37, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 14:52, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


Yakudza 14:33, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --FiliP × 14:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)


Behaafarid 00:09, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done Angela 04:26, 9 February 2009 (UTC)


—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ahonc (talk) diffDferg (meta-w:es.) 21:59, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Desysopped per community discussion "User should be desysopped". However, I would like to request clarification if the user's bureaucrat flag should also be removed. Thanks.--Jusjih 23:51, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
User was inactive during 7 months. Bureaucrat flag should be also removed. If he was elect sysop again I return him the bureaucrat flag.--Ahonc 23:55, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done fully per your clarification as I know no Ukrainian. As you are now the only Ukrainian Wiktionary bureaucrat, please remain active so no steward will be tempted to step into what you can do locally. Thanks.--Jusjih 03:05, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Luís Felipe Braga@ptwikipedia

Luís Felipe Braga was desysoped by inactivity. According to our policies, a deadminship for this reason must have a support of 2/3 of votes. Thank you! Lechatjaune 00:18, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done Angela 04:26, 9 February 2009 (UTC)


Done thanks for your work--Nick1915 - all you want 01:52, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Aki, Antares, BaQu, Hannibal, Kuba G, Pixel, Rumun999, WojPob@plwiki

2 weeks ago administrators have been asked to give e-mail in preferences, due to rules require active Special:EmailUser. 8 administrators didn't give e-mail in preferences and that is ground for removal. Leinad 16:41, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

BTW Please check status of CheckUsers on plwiki, as far as I know w:pl:user:MatthiasGor is inactive for more than a year and that is ground for removal. Leinad 16:41, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Info @checkuser:w:pl:user:MatthiasGor, his last check was beginning December 2007, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:08, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:18, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Brion VIBBER@nlwiki

Romaine 21:34, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

--M/ 21:35, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your work! Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:04, 11 February 2009 (UTC)


Giggy@commons (again)

Please remove all my rights. My activity levels are too low to justify keeping them, and I don't plan on upping my involvement any time soon. Thanks. Giggy 14:06, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --FiliP × 14:12, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Please revoke my administrator privileges from --Chepry 18:26, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Can you sign your request please?--Nick1915 - all you want 00:35, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Done, Thank you for your service. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 22:26, 13 February 2009 (UTC)


GbT/c 10:06, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --FiliP × 10:46, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Please remove my admin status at --EivindJ 12:25, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done, thank you for your work so far. guillom 13:37, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done, thanks for your work so far. guillom 16:13, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done, thank you for your work.
--M/ 21:21, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Chris G@enwiki

Please remove my sysop rights as well as my adminbots en:User:AntiAbuseBot and en:User:FA Template Protection Bot. Thank you Chris 09:07, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your work, done--Nick1915 - all you want 09:12, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done --Thogo (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done Effeietsanders 00:41, 19 February 2009 (UTC)


--Tempodivalse 03:48, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done (log) Redux 18:32, 19 February 2009 (UTC)


-- Yadönapya 10:24, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done (log). Best of luck in your future endeavors. Redux 18:39, 19 February 2009 (UTC) checkuser rights removal

In order to cool down an on-going conflict between checkusers now, and to prevent any possible legal threats to Wikimedia RU (where I'm a director) in the future, I hereby request to revoke my Checkuser flag in Russian Wikipedia.

I've consulted Arbcom, it doesn't consider my request as irresponsible.

Please don't remove any other rights by mistake :-).

Thank you!

Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 22:36, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:41, 20 February 2009 (UTC)


Please remove my admin and bureaucrat access. Thank you.--theodoranian 17:47, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done. Thank you for all your work. --FiliP × 17:49, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, Dungodung! :)--theodoranian 03:08, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Please remove my admin access here; I'm just not using it. Thanks. -- ArielGlenn 19:53, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done, thank you for your work. guillom 20:00, 21 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! Finn Rindahl 22:55, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --Thogo (talk) 23:45, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Please remove my sysop status. Thank 06:29, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --FiliP × 08:49, 23 February 2009 (UTC)


Please remove my bureaucrat status at no.wiktionary. --EivindJ 07:28, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done --FiliP × 08:49, 23 February 2009 (UTC)


--kiado 13:14, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your work! Please ask a local bureaucrat if you want your rights back. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:43, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done es:Drini 03:55, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


--Lmbuga 17:57, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done es:Drini 18:03, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


--Lmbuga 17:56, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done es:Drini 18:03, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


--Lmbuga 17:56, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done es:Drini 18:03, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


--Lmbuga 17:56, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done es:Drini 18:03, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


--Lmbuga 17:56, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done es:Drini 18:03, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done (log). Redux 19:14, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


  Done (log). Redux 22:55, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Temporary permissions (rejected and expired requests only)


I request an extension to my temporary sysop access which expires tomorrow. Thank you! Demmy 18:10, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

  Done, expires: 01-03-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:26, 1 December 2008 (UTC)


Thank you! Kwj2772 08:57, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, please make a local announcement. You have very few contributions, so mind my asking, why are You requesting sysop access, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:53, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
I noted that on q:ko:인:사#임시 관리자 권한 요청 알림. Nobody respond about that for 3 days.--Kwj2772 07:56, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done, expires: 01-03-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:27, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Masry wikipedia adminship

The following discussion is closed.

  • Since the website started the users can not move pages and also because I do not have administrator tools there as I had on the incubator I can not delet any page added that is not encyclopedic like this one.
  • I would like to request adminship right on Masry wikipedia for
  1. Ghaly
  2. Ramsis II
  3. Mahmudmasri

I will be grateful for your help in this matter. Many thanks. Ghaly 07:11, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

This should be requested on SR/P. This is for requesting rights on Meta, not Wikipedias. Laaknor 08:36, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Moved.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 08:42, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Was there any community discussion relating to this? We can't give you rights just because you three made a deal to apply. If it has been discussed within the community, then please provide a link to the discussion. Thanks --FiliP × 08:54, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Masry wikipedia is new and could be subject to vandalism as was obvious from the lengthy discussion about its creation on meta , the request is made here to get adminship so and vandalism will be dealt with , at the moment there is no sysops on the wikipedia and I was the test administrator , Ramsis and Mahmod are the user with the highest number of edits , Ramsis is the test administratoe for Masry wiktionary project.

I have announced the nomination on the wiki already and there was no deals made as none of the other two knew about it beforehand , I made this request to stop vandalism to the wikipedia. Ghaly 13:57, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, is watched by SWMT, so no panic.
If there is no local voting or if the community is too small still for such, we can offer You temporary sysopship for 3 months.
For this, there should be a local announcement still, if there already is one, please link to it and we can proceed.
Thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:03, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done, all three, expires: 27-02-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:25, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

made permanent today per srp and arz:ويكيبيديا:اداريين/ترشيح, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:27, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! 10:07, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

moved to temporary access - request - section. Hello, the community seems to small to grant permanent sysopship for now (I guess that is what You are requesting?), so I am suggesting a temporary period for 3 months, which is technically the same and can be prolonged. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:25, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
  Progress report? Please let us know how You decide, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:45, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Hi, I think he should get a permanent sysop rights otherwise we can not improve the size and quality of Azeri Turkish wiktionary. I am planning to help him to make some changes in the wiktionary but he can not make changes in mediawiki or other pages. --Saltinbas 06:53, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Hi. I very badly know English language. I know azerbaijani,russian,turkish languages well . Simply except me there are no active participants. I wish to see here other participants. I will make all for improvement.--Sinan-- 08:47, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Hi Sinan if you need to tell some thing and can't tell in english . write it in azeri or Turkish i will translate it --Mardetanha talk 09:02, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Mənə yardım etmək istədiyiniz üçün sizə təşəkkür edirəm. Mən azəri dilindəki vikilüğətin daha baxımlı olması üçün çalışıram. Azəri türkcesi ilə Türkiyə türkcəsi bir-birinə yaxındır. Nəzərə alsaq ki, türk vikisözlüyü daha irəli seviyyədədir.Azəri vikilüğətinin türk vikisözlüyündən öyrənəcəyi cox işlər var. Azəri vikisözlüyü ilkin mərhələdə olduğu üşün şablonlara ehtiyac var.Şablonlar vaxta qənaət etmək üçün lazımdır.İdarəçilərin olmamsı səbəbinbən bu işlər çox aşağı səviyyədədir.İlkin mərhələdə idarəçinin və yaxud idarəçilərin olması işlərin daha sürətli və keyfiyyətli irəliləməsi üçün lazımdır.-- 09:59, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, as said, the temporary sysop is the same as permanent one, except he has to confirm it here after three months, this just a quality control because the community is very small... he has 3 votes in favor (one of them is from an IP) and 1 vote in contra... I'd say this is not enough, other views welcome.
P.S. You said he wanted to edit MediaWiki-messges, I hope he is not planning to translate the interface there because this should only be done on betawiki: (where he would be very welcomed, if he wanted to help).
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:26, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. We will only change or edit if necessary.--Saltinbas 19:45, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done, expires: 05-02-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards (Mardetanha, if You could translate this and Template:Invite I would be very grateful), --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:53, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Removed. Angela 14:06, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


Please give me a temp floodflag so I can welcome the new voters on the steward elections.. There are to much to do without flooding the recent changes. Thank you! Abigor talk 17:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

People do not need welcoming. Also, Meta has an active community that you should consider asking first, on Meta:Babel. Thanks, Majorly talk 17:31, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Accordingly,   Not done. — Dan | talk 19:48, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


et.wikibooks has a large deletion backlog. I'd like to clear it for them. Thanks. :) Kylu 02:50, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Rights changed by Spacebirdy, deletion log eradicated! I'm finished now, thanks! Kylu 03:05, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Rights removed by Spacebirdy. Kylu 03:08, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

kylu@zhwikibooks 2

I just got an email pointing me to more deletions to-do. Should take about a half hour tops, I'd imagine. Kylu 06:26, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

  Done. Thanks for looking after zh.wikibooks. Angela 06:33, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Done with deletions, thanks for lending me the bit. :) Kylu 06:46, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Removed. Angela 06:48, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


No admin in this project. Currently I'm sysop in eu.wikipedia and till recently I've been temporary sysop of eu.wikibooks. We have had recent work and expect new pages in a short future and we need a temporary admin access. Thank you! Theklan 14:23, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, I don't see any problem, only thing, please also open a local announcement that You are asking for adminrights, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:53, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Done! -Theklan 19:48, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I would say lets wait two or three days to give users the opportunity to say something. In the meantime, I would like to invite You kindly to betawiki: (if You are not already active there), betawiki: is the place where all interface translations are done. If You are interested in helping out please follow the steps in betawiki:Translating:How_to_start.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:03, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Fine! I'm already a member of Betawiki... but thanks for the invite! -Theklan 23:52, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done, expires: 08-02-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:04, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Removed. Angela 05:13, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


Kimkha has the support of basically the entire (logged-in) community at the Vietnamese Wikisource and has been active in establishing article guidelines for the project. Our only permanent sysop has been missing-in-action for over a year. Thank you. Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 07:18, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

By current standards, 3 votes are not enough for permanent sysop status. We'd be glad to grant temporary sysop status for say, 3 months, at first. --FiliP × 08:42, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  Progress report? --FiliP × 09:23, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
I agree - temp access and then a review after that seems to be in order. --Daniel Mayer 15:42, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

  Done, expires: 14-02-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:16, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Removed. --FiliP × 18:48, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Dalibor Bosits@hrwikiquote

Request for renewal of temporary permission for next 3 months. Steward_requests/Permissions/Approved_temporary#Expiring:_14_Nov_2008. Thank you! Dalibor Bosits 13:56, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

  Done, thanks for Your work there, expires: 14-02-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:13, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
Removed. --FiliP × 18:48, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


Ask for prolong my status for 3 months more.-- Yufereff 15:19, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

  Done, expires 01-02-2009, please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, thanks, please feel free to hold a local voting if the community grows or come back here a few days before Your status expires to prolong it, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:58, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Asked to prolong his status, please wait with removal until that is solved, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:21, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

فیروز / Firuz @ mzn.wp

Currently on discussion, But Temporary access is neccessary (at least two monthes), One of the reasons is localization into his own dialect.
Thank you! Ali 15:44, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello Ali, please note that localizations of the interface should only be done at betawiki:, if someone wishes to help translating please register an account there and follow the steps in betawiki:Translating:How to start, many thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:59, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
OK! I'll tell him about it, But admin's rights would be still neccessary (to better reviewing his actions). I continued this talk into your page. Thank you for your remind --Ali 16:41, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, yes, please tell him, it is really important to have the translations there, or they will never be available in other projects. If there had been lots of translations done locally already, they can be imported to betawiki and modified there, that can be arranged.
I would suggest a 3 months temporary sysop period on to start then, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:10, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
So if import is possible, Why i didn't saw the current translations in betawiki? Or please import the current translated messages. Anyways, That would be really great for us if you grant 3 monthes adminship for him, We would appreciate it! --Ali 07:25, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
@Betawiki: They import only on request (of course because they can't know where to import from), please request this at betawiki:Import requests if there are many translations locally on already, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:17, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Request was made by me @ Betawiki --Mardetanha talk 11:37, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done, expires: 17-02-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:31, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 09:15, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! Iceflow 22:57, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

  Done, expires: 24-02-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks. Note for the record, there had been a previous local discussion before [12], best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:26, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
Removed. Angela 12:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed.

Please give me Temporary Sysop access, there are no sysops in ml.wikibooks.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Atjesse (talk) diff, please sign discussions with --~~~~

Hello, please make a local announcement, why do You need sysop status there? best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:55, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
There are no sysops there....and I'm palanning to activate wikibooks malayalam.The old temporary sysop, Anoopan have approved also.I'll put a local announcement also.I think,even if not me,there we need a sysop for malayalam wikibooks.--Atjesse 11:48, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
See the notice here--Atjesse 12:38, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done, expires: 25-02-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:50, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Removed --FiliP × 23:21, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Multiple users@test.wikipedia

Granted J.delanoy temporary adminship for purposes of testing the abusefilter extension. [13] Thanks. Kylu 02:22, 28 January 2009 (UTC) Granted Mr.Z-man temporary adminship for purposes of testing the abusefilter extension. [14] Kylu 04:12, 28 January 2009 (UTC) Granted Prodego the same, for the same reason. [15] Fun fun. Kylu 03:28, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Removed locally by bureaucrat. Thanks though! Kylu 03:27, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Skjackey tse@zhWikibooks

Request for import permissions. Our community is very small, so only 2 support without opposition is available. Thank you!—『Skjackey tse』 06:45, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Helo, I noticed that in b:zh:Special:导入页面 no transwiki is set, but if You wish to import from a certain wiki that would be the prefered option. It can be activated in bugzilla and after that any sysop or users with transwiki-flag can import.
If You wish to import from an xml-file please note that this could mess up the wiki and might need the cleanup from an administrator afterwards. Therefore I would like to see if Shizhao, currently the only admin there, is in favor of this, he did not vote yet, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:53, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
OK, but Shizhao is inactive @ zhwb.   On hold『Skjackey tse』 03:09, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
He is active elsewhere though; I have put a request for his input at User talk:Shizhao; you could even do the same at zhwikipedia if you want an answer quicker still. - Andre Engels 08:13, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
I know, thanks!—『Skjackey tse』 10:05, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
No response—『Skjackey tse』 10:34, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello, the local admin had now enough time to oppose (also he must have seen that note already since he had edited afterwards several times), and since the user has local support only I would close this as done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:58, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
according to this,   Done --Thogo (talk) 00:01, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed.
Have you contacted the local community for input prior to your request? If not, you should do that first. Kylu 04:47, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Hi, that appears to be a public domain image created by the United States military. You can just use your single-user logon, hop over to Commons, and upload it there, so that it can be used on all the WMF projects. rootology (T) 04:51, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Ah, excellent. I was not aware that was possible. I'll use that method.

Importing articles to arz

The following discussion is closed: seems to work, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:03, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
  • After the bugg has been resolved I tried to import to arz from either es or arz , but I could not. Would be grateful for help. --Ghaly 14:53, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
What kind of error did you get? Abigor talk 15:25, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Hello Ghaly, here is the page where to import from: arz:special:import, You can choose in the drop down list, where to import from, sometimes if the source page has many revisions, You have to try to import it multiple times before it works. See also Help:Import. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:43, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Just imported a page as a test [16], works perfectly, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:46, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
If you're still having trouble, feel free to grab in in IRC - I do a lot of importing, so I can perhaps help.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:10, 5 February 2009 (UTC)