Steward requests/Permissions/2010-05

Administrator access


  • That is not a WMF test-wiki. Tiptoety talk 19:44, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]
    • I know...I wanmt right for helping the wiki with it. Memo18 08:14, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]

This project has local bureaucrats so you should ask them for sysop rights. --Erwin 16:58, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]


(I would like to become an administrator of Bislama Wikipedia. I can speak intermediate Bislama so I can help with translation of the interface of Wikipedia into this beautiful language. I can help with translation of many articles from another language editions of Wikipedia into Bislama too. That's the link to local discussion about me in biwiki.) --Ţħėőďŏŗǽ 15:03, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]

You would not need admin access to translate, since translations are done in Translatewiki. Since you started the discussion, we would need atleast a week's time to run the poll. mean while, Please create a better main page like other wikis. It may also be a good idea to create policies, guidelines and help pages for the project. Since the community is small, you may have a better luck with temp adminship. --Jyothis 15:28, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Not done. Admin rights not needed to help with translation efforts. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 12:47, 15 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy@vi.wikibooks

As below --minhhuy*= 14:09, 27 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done extended for 6 months. Expires Dec 31st, 2010. --Jyothis 14:20, 27 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy@vi.wikiquote

Hello, I am currently doing sysop in this project. Previously, I had requested permissions and approved here, but the steward put the time expires in the year in June. I realize now my job here is not finished and I still love you your current position, so please extend the effective time to help me (if possible please extend indefinitely). Thank you so much! --minhhuy*= 14:09, 27 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done extended for 6 months. Expires Dec 31st, 2010. --Jyothis 14:20, 27 May 2010 (UTC)[]

(I would like to become the Administrator in Wikisource Persian. I am working a lot on law in Iran, constitutions, and other legal documents. As there are no administrators, there are no welcome, no user aid, etc., there are unfinished articles which need either to be deleted or completed.) Bellavista1957 16:15, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]

I see one inactive bureaucrat and a few administrator. Please make a local request and ask that bureaucrat to respond before any steward steps in. Thanks.--Jusjih 20:04, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]
I can not identify in Wikisource any manager or any name that I can contact. Hope you have not mixed it with Wikipedia Farsi. I can see the name of Mardetanha as Steward who does not reply. Thank you --Bellavista1957 08:28, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Hello, as Jusjih said, there are some administrators and a bureaucrat in the project. Please see s:fa:Special:ListUsers/sysop for a list of administrators and s:fa:Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat for a list of bureaucrats (in this case, only one). Best regards, --Dferg 09:07, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]

I have filed a local request - Thank you --Bellavista1957 09:49, 3 May 2010 (UTC) I received a reply to my request for becoming Admin not from Kaveh the Admin of Wikisource but from Pedram.salehpoor . He wrote me that he will delete articles that I request to be deleted. Very strange!! how can he delete articles in Wikisource . He did not answer to my wish to become Admin in Wikisource. Could you please check this matter, . Thank you for your help. I wrote again in Kaveh page that I would like to become Admin and that he has to answer to my request.--Bellavista1957 07:38, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Following is what I wrote to him: Where is the problem, I have requested to become Admin in Wikisource Farsi. Could you please answer to my request , I would like to become Admin in Wikisource--Bellavista1957 ‏۴ مهٔ ۲۰۱۰، ساعت ۰۷:۳۵ (UTC) --Bellavista1957 10:54, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Bellavista, Pedram is a sysop in fa.wikisource. Could you please explain why you are blocked in fawiki? I would like to see you unblocked first, before we proceed with an RfA. Also, Please add the link to the local discussion in the space above. Thanks! --Jyothis 11:48, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

I have also explained it to Mardetanha and asked for help from him and another Admin: Dear Colleague: This is the second time I ask for your help. I am Bellavista1957 , the author of Iranian Cultural Foundation, since days some people like Shirvanloo, Irani 444, Mehdi Abbasi, insult me, delete parts of the text, name of Farah Pahlavi, change the citations, change the source of the text, delete specially sentences cited from the constitution of the Foundation, like Persian language is a heritage of Perisan culture , change dictate of words or the word itself from Farsi to Arabic. HAMAN, one of the managers, I sked to block the page Iranian Cultural Foundation against vandalism. He did that and wrote in the discussion page of the Foundation, that there is no problem with my writings.

Despite protection of page and explanations of Haman, two users changed and deleted parts of this short article again and again. I wrote to HAMAN and asked for help again and complete protection of the page, in between Mehdi Abbasi who also deleted parts of the text, wrote Hay Donkey Stop!! . I protested against. I started to discuss with the users who made the changes, to find a compromise in the discussion page of the Iranian Cultural Foundation . But in the middle of discussion , Admin Mani cut my complete access to Wikipedia for two weeks.

there is a long list of complaints against Mani by authors.--Bellavista1957 15:13, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

This request should be marked as undone , since there is very small community , also we have at least two admins who keep eye on the project me and pedram . also we have inactive crat which with email you can reach him . so there is no to stewards to step in . Regards --Mardetanha talk 16:34, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

For your Information Jyothis: I just received a mail from this salehpoor who created just a page for me and found out that I am working in Wikisource. The first words of his were threat to delete all my articles. Is this the process that someone wants to become Administratot to improve the quality of Wikisource Farsi and ultimately Wikipedia Farsi? I write here because I need your help. please help that my work of three months day and night not to be deleted, you see now they are active to cut the discussion with international stewards please stay with us and do not leave us alone with this troop, --Bellavista1957 16:39, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Bellavista, please email the 'crat as Mardatehna has mentioned above. I will mark it as on hold, allowing you time to go back and request 'crat for the same. In any case you need a week of a local Rfa/Announcement and support for the request to be considered here. However, please note that it is quite unlikely to pass if you dont have support from other active users there. --Jyothis 18:48, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]
  Not done as I see two active administrator and one inactive bureaucrat. Please try to ask that bureaucrat first. If that bureaucrat remains inactive, requesting deflagging should be discussed locally before being brought here.--Jusjih 01:17, 23 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I would like to apply as an administrator of waray-waray wikipedia. I already gained the support of the sole administrator of that domain. I hope that you will grant my request. Thanks. JinJian 01:36, 16 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Please let the vote continue for some more days and see if you can get more votes in. Thanks --Jyothis 03:01, 16 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Thank you for your kind attention, I'm willing to wait but I am not certain if more votes will come in. While I agree with you that building consensus will lead to a more credible decision, please take note that the waray-waray wikipedia has a very small community. Almost all of those listed in the current active user list are either bots or non-speakers of that language. Although it has relatively few users, the waray-waray wikipedia is growing. It may require the help of another administrator already and also to serve as his backup. If it pleases you, may I suggest that you give more weight on the recommendation of the only administrator for my nomination. He has been around for long time already and is a reliable and regular contributor. He may be one of the best person who can really assess whether another user deserve to gain access as a sysop of waray-waray wikipedia. Thank you once again. --JinJian 01:11, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
JinJian, While we appreciate your interest and work in the project, I would like to inform that with such a small community and only one vote, it would mostly be a temp adminship that can be granted for your request. For the weightage on votes, We would still need to give a time for community, (usually a week), before we consider the admin requests. Global sysops were created to fill the same need for helping small wikis with little or no admins and community. One a different note, Your recent edits seems to be bot edits and that does not really a standard way of doing it. if you are doing bot edits, may I request you to create a bot account and use that instead? Human accounts are not prefered to be used for bot edits. Thanks, --Jyothis 02:09, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
The latest edits were about French communes. If there are around 30,000+ of them and you are determined to finish opening at least stub-class articles for each of them, you have to find ways to do it faster. Unfortunately I do not know how to program bots nor I was able to acquire bots creating French commune stubs. It may seem unorthodox but my latest contributions were done manually. However, as a precautionary measure, I have asked the admin to review the format before I started creating them. He found nothing wrong with it. Ultimately, I have high hopes that in the future these stubs will grow to become full articles.
I am still looking forward that you will grant my request so that the waray-waray wikipedia may respond faster to those concerns requiring the attention of admins. Waray-waray is still one of the remaining few that have only one resident administrator, especially for those that have more than 10,000 articles. Thank you once again. --JinJian 08:54, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Done. Vote has been up since the 10th and only other admin voted yes. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 01:14, 24 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Thank you for granting me admin access. --JinJian 03:54, 24 May 2010 (UTC)[]

(I want to maintain Strict Quality in the Tamil Wikipedia. I am a Native Tamil Speaker and have the ability to manage, sensor and edit large number articles. In view of the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held at my Home town i.e. Coimbatore more administrators are needed at Tamil Wiki. I have 24*7 access to the internet. I kindly request your good selves to consider my request favourably. ) SivaneshR 17:25, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Sivanesh, project has active bureaucrats. Please contact them and place an on wiki request in ta wiki. Thanks --Jyothis 17:32, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Bureaucrat access

CheckUser access


I'm reinstating CheckUser rights to Herbythyme per discussion above. There is unanymous support for this and his sysop tools were granted back too. Note here for the archive. Thanks, --Dferg 19:27, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]

Just for the record I agréé that Herby have his tools back, but I don't agree with the call Dferg has made, a Meta Bureaucrat should have made this request not a steward. Huib talk 09:41, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Crats cannot add checkuser rights … but yes, it might have been better to had given back the sysop rights by local crat. —DerHexer (Talk) 09:49, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Yes I know a crat can't give checkuser, that isn't what I'm saying.
Herby asked the checkuser tools back, and a meta crat should close that request by saying herby should have a rfcu or making the request here.
Now a steward has made a call without giving bureaucrats the time to respond.
Stewards handle on request and they don't decide right? Huib talk 10:08, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
At least per policy. But stewards had to make decisions at least since I became one of them: Whom to block, what to hide, which consensus needed for new sysops/crats on smaller projects etc. Do you disagree with dferg's decision? Do you want a crat to confirm that? But that would also be just one crat who decides then. What if other crats disagree? —DerHexer (Talk) 10:12, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
I've acted in the same way as was handled when he requested the tools back in April last year, when Spacebirdy restored him too his CU rights after Majorly restored him his sysop rights + I consulted with other stewards and said me to go ahead. Note that his sysop access was restored by Abigor hours ago. If you disagree with my acting, please revert me & accept my apologizes. --Dferg 10:27, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
I'll refrain from using the tools until this is resolved I think. No wish to cause trouble. Personally I see the role of a crat in such requests as pretty pointless (:)) as it is the community that decides - a while back I "closed" a couple of CU reqs for people I had nominated (when I was not a crat) and requested the rights but that is just my 0.02. Like I say I'll refrain for now. Regards --Herby talk thyme 11:02, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
As I see now, you're a crat here on metawiki, Abigor. You could solve that gordian knot simply by confirming the reinsertion of Herby's sysop bit here. —DerHexer (Talk) 11:07, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
I've removed the bit, a crat restored it. So everything should be fine now. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:25, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
(conflicted) Hexy removed the bit and I restored it as a meta bcrat. Quite pointless discussion, IMHO, as we shouldn't be too bureaucratic about this kind of things. --FiliP ██ 11:25, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Well, the trouble was with his CU rights, not his sysop rights which Abigor restored himself:

# (show/hide) 18:20, 29 April 2010 Abigor (talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Herbythyme from (none) to Administrators ‎ (

Anyway, I feel sorry and my tools are at your dispossal if you feel like this. --Dferg 11:32, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]

I think we can amicably solve this. We will be more careful in the future and Dferg has a point: a bureaucrat has already reinstated the flag. We have many problems that need solution and our work, let's not shoot ourselves in the foot. The involved ones have already apologized for all the misunderstandings and I think no real damage was done here (as Herby pointed, it's the community who is actually granting him the flag).

Huib just made a remark for us to notice, we humbly acknowledge the point because he is right, I don't see why everyone is going defensive. Let's focus on dealign with real issues instead of going circles among us. es:Drini 15:18, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please give commons:User:Herbythyme CheckUser permissions per commons:Commons:Administrators' noticeboard#Return to CU rights query. --EugeneZelenko 15:31, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Melos 15:48, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks & used :) --Herby talk thyme 16:07, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Oversight access


The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ladsgroup (talk • contribs) .

  On hold, user needs to identify to the Foundation first. I'm informing the user about the process. --Dferg 21:41, 24 April 2010 (UTC)[]
Please be informed that I sent required documents to the Foundation. ظهیری 09:26, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks, waiting for the office confirmation. --Dferg 14:15, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - granted oversight access. --Jyothis 16:50, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]


The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ladsgroup (talk • contribs) .

  On hold, user needs to identify to the Foundation first. I'm informing the user about the process. --Dferg 21:41, 24 April 2010 (UTC)[]
required documents are sent to the Foundation. cheers, ‫‫Adler.fa 14:29, 25 April 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks for the note Adler. We will need to wait till the identification noticeboard is updated. --Jyothis
Board is updated with Adler.fa, but we require at least 2 OS/CU/CRATS per project, so we need to wait until ظهیری@fawiki identifies. -- Avi 17:34, 26 April 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - granted oversight access. --Jyothis 16:50, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Pathoschild is (obviously) already identity-confirmed to the Foundation. Please grant him Oversight access at Meta in accordance with the above-linked request. Daniel (talk) 02:57, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Done. Also yay.--Shanel 03:03, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I am an administrator at en.wikiquote. I do not have and am not requesting the oversight flag, but this seemed the best place to call attention to a potentially serious rights problem:
Features that are normally reserved for oversighters (show/hide) are inexplicably showing up when I use log and history pages at en.wikiquote this morning (but not when I am logged out). Would someone please investigate right away to find out whether access to these restricted tools is being handed out willy-nilly, perhaps due to some sort of software glitch or corruption. Thanks. ~ Ningauble 15:19, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]

It is the same for all of us I think ... --Herby talk thyme 15:23, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
All of whom? Does everybody who logs in have access to oversight!? ~ Ningauble 15:26, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
No. RevisionDelete (like oversight, but without access to oversight-level suppression or suppressed material) has been enabled for admins site-wide. A technical description can be found here. You don't have access to suppressed material, or the ability to suppress material from administrators. PeterSymonds 15:28, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
(ec) Looks like admins - as a regular user on en wp I don't get it. I guess if you want to hide any mistakes you happen to have made now may be a good time...:) Or it is simply a form of oversight intended for admins (admins can reverse the changes of other admins by the look of it). --Herby talk thyme 15:31, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
See bug 18780 and the help page Peter linked to for more information. Cbrown1023 talk 15:32, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Ok, this seems reasonable. But could somebody post an informative notice to whatever passes for an "Administrator's Noticeboard" in the affected wikis? Many thanks. ~ Ningauble 15:44, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Anyway... Thanks for cluing me in about the situation. Sorry if this was a bit off topic here, but I didn't know where else to ask, at least not where there would be such a quick response. I shared the news with other admins at Wikiquote, with some useful links. This request can be closed. ~ Ningauble 17:09, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Another admin, who seems to be an oversight ;) I hope reported bugzilla:23584 resolve the problem :) LeinaD (t) 18:57, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Removal of access


svWikipedia has a policy that admins are elected for 12 months, with possibility to be reelected at the end of the period. Believer has not responded to this question if (s)he wants to be reelected for more than a month. The period of Believer ended april 30. -- Lavallen 06:39, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:39, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Thanks --Hercule 13:24, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Dferg 14:20, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]


This administrator has been inactive for over a year. Per policy they have been notified via email and their talk page, with 30 days' notice posted to the page linked to as the discussion. No objections have been received and so per policy this user's administrator flag should be removed due to inactivity. --Adrignola 15:34, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Jyothis 21:33, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]


Thanks, --Uri R 20:35, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Jyothis 21:28, 30 April 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove only the sysop flag. Thanks :-) --Quentinv57 17:56, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Melos 17:58, 1 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove the sysop flag. Thanks. --Meisam 17:45, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Why ? would you please put it on hold till i can talk with user ? --Mardetanha talk 17:48, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done, sorry Mardetanha I see your comment too late :(. BTW thank you for your work! --Melos 17:56, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove arwiki: checkuser, sysop and arwikibooks: sysop. Thanks. --Alnokta 18:15, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done your self-requested removals of all 3 flags. As Arabic Wikipedia still has 3 local checkusers, your resignation does not affect them right away.--Jusjih 20:11, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Done, thanks for your work! LeinaD (t) 21:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove my sysop status. Thanks --Giancarlodessi 13:56, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Please hold on the request for a few, there're some stuff I hope will be soon solved. --Vituzzu 14:57, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]

request on hold --Jyothis 15:06, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]

sorry, do not hold. Thanks to Vituzzu, 'cause he's a very good friend as other many Wikipedia users, but I won't to continue. I'm leaving Wikipedia projects  :-\ --Giancarlodessi 15:36, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done. Thank you for your work! --Mercy 16:39, 3 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Emergency desyssop per arbcom procedures. --RlevseTalk 01:07, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Been done already. :) --თოგო (D) 01:09, 4 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Jóna Þórunn@nowiki

Please remove the sysop-flag. Thanks in advance. Jóna Þórunn 23:22, 5 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Regards -- @lestaty discuţie 02:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]


According to the above policy Alnokta has been in active for more than six months. I notified him on his discussion page and over email two weeks ago as the policy says. Please remove admin and checkuser access. thanks in advance. --Ciphers 02:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]

As far as I can see, The user had self requested for rights removal and that was already done on 2nd May, 2010. Marking as not done. --Jyothis 02:51, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]
That is true, it was my fault i did not check and there was no local notification for that. Thanks for the clarification anyway. --Ciphers 00:48, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
No problem. --Jyothis 00:50, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove the sysop rights of Kandar please. Thanks. Meursault2004 13:19, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Jyothis 13:25, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]

The Evil IP address@commonswiki

Thanks, --The Evil IP address 18:10, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Thank you for your work. -- @lestaty discuţie 18:44, 6 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Thank you --Justass 06:53, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Done.--Shanel 06:57, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove my sysop rights on commons:, I've been inactive for a while and recent events have severly diminished my intent to ever become active again. --Niels 18:58, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done thank you for your time in the project! --Jyothis 19:05, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]


The following discussion is closed.

I am requesting an emergency desysop. This is where user Abigor claims that his wheel warring use of adminship is acceptable because he was just undeleting art and "breastfeeding images". I point out that he was really undeleting hard core pornography and wheel warring it. He blocked me, blocked my talk page, and tried to shut down any response. He is clearly attacking the WMF and blocking anyone who points out that he is abusing his ops. I am requesting an emergency desysop until this situation can be dealt with more thoroughly. --Ottava Rima (talk) 22:08, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Not done, solve it on commons! Laaknor 22:09, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
You have made it clear that you have a strong POV that you revealed on IRC after declining this. The POV is about Jimbo's statements, so I feel that it clouds your judgment on the matter. You stated that you did not think Jimbo had support, which suggests that you believe that the clear wheel warring and abuse of ops is not something to worry about. Ottava Rima (talk) 22:26, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Lies again, don't remember seeing Laaknor say things like this. Huib talk 22:28, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
You have no room to throw around the word "lie". You claimed you weren't undeleting hard core porn while doing so, and, when this was pointed out, you not only blocked me in retaliation but you blanked my talk page and made it so I could not edit it before removing multiple criticisms of you. You have gone beyond abusive. Ottava Rima (talk) 22:29, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
If you believe that was what I said, you really need to read it again. What I said was that your judgement was affected by POV. Laaknor 22:31, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
I can quote what you said. You said that Jimbo's policy was not supported by the WMF, which is a partisan comment. It has nothing to do with my POV, as I did not block anyone, protect their talk page, reverse Jimbo on multiple images, and other clear cut abuses of ops. Ottava Rima (talk) 22:36, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
I feel misquoted, since that was not what I said. Laaknor 22:38, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Then if you felt that Jimbo's policy is supported by the WMF, as Stewards who serve the WMF you would desysop a user who has gone against the WMF and wheel warred against the Founder who is acting in his policy crafting role. 22:59, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
I follow Steward policy, and it says that it has to be discussed locally on the wiki. Just because you disagree with an action, it doesn't mean it's an emergency (emergency in this case would have been if the account was taken over by someone else). Jimbo has the ability to do removal of sysop-rights, and he does not need to follow the steward policy. If he feels it is needed, he should do it himself on behalf of the board. Laaknor 23:04, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
"stewards should not act unless it is an emergency situation requiring immediate action or there are no active local users to do it." This is an emergency situation as wheel warring and blocking anyone who dares to point out the abuse makes it impossible to deal with it on Wiki. I have read the policy thoroughly and that little bit is right at the top. This is an -emergency- request so your statements do not apply. Ottava Rima (talk) 23:08, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Furthermore, Commons is not listed here, so your statement does not apply. Ottava Rima (talk) 23:09, 7 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Mr. Abigor shows the same abusive behaviour wherever he goes, including here on meta. He has some history of being blocked and banned himself, but changes accounts when that happens. Of course, since he made admin, that has no longer been necessary as he can now get away with anything. Guido den Broeder 02:26, 8 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Not done  — mikelifeguard@meta:~$  02:49, 8 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Solicito la retirada de mis privilegios como burócrata y bibliotecario de Wikipedia en castellano. Gracias de antemano. --Siabef 13:43, 8 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done -- @lestaty discuţie 13:55, 8 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Inactive. Please remove sysop and bureaucrat flag. --Quentinv57 00:54, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thank you for their time in project --Jyothis 01:07, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Has never used his sysop rights and is inactive since 2004 -- Quentinv57 00:56, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thank you for their time in project --Jyothis 01:07, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Has never used his sysop rights and is inactive since 2006 -- Quentinv57 00:56, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thank you for their time in project --Jyothis 01:07, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Any contribution since 2007 -- Quentinv57 01:00, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thank you for their time in project --Jyothis 01:07, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Has never used his sysop rights and is inactive since 2008 -- Quentinv57 01:01, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thank you for their time in project --Jyothis 01:07, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Any contribution since 2008 -- Quentinv57 01:03, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thank you for their time in project --Jyothis 01:07, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Any contribution since june 2009 -- Quentinv57 01:03, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thank you for their time in project --Jyothis 01:07, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Just need to take a break. Please remove my +sysop from enwiki and Commons. --Killiondude 02:19, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Please come back soon. Thanks for your time! --Jyothis 02:30, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove both sysop and crat flags. I feel that while I take a few months break to concentrate on schoolwork, I should not have the admin or crat tools if I'm not going to use them. --X! 02:31, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

--  Done thank you and come back soon. --Jyothis 02:43, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove my oversight status; I don't use it and there's no need to migrate it to OTRS. --Mackensen (talk) 22:34, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Thanks for your work thus far  — mikelifeguard@meta:~$  22:36, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Per private email to the Arbitration Committee, please remove Oversight permission. Jpgordon will continue in his role as Checkuser and Administrator. We thank him very much for his contributions in this area, and appreciate his continuing work in other areas. --Risker 03:58, 10 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Jyothis 04:02, 10 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Andre Engels@glwiki

Done. LeinaD (t) 16:27, 11 May 2010 (UTC)[]


In the wake of the "clean-up project" initiated by Jimbo Wales on Commons, I do not wish keep my admin bit anymore. --Tryphon 18:29, 11 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Done, thank you for your work! LeinaD (t) 18:33, 11 May 2010 (UTC)[]


According to our rules, a user can be nominated as an admin after he has been contributing to our wiki for 6 months. And the user must have contributed to create 25 good articles. He has been given adminship against the rules and regulation of our wikipedia, and I user:Glacious, as an Admin and a Bureaucrat request to remove his admin rights. Thank You! --Glacious 21:08, 11 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Jyothis 21:15, 11 May 2010 (UTC)[]


After 4 years away, the user came to our village pump to resign at his flags. Please remove them. Thank you ----by Màñü飆¹5 talk 21:40, 11 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Done. Will you please thank him for his past work? --M/ 21:44, 11 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Sure! Thanks again --by Màñü飆¹5 talk 21:46, 11 May 2010 (UTC)[]


  Done-- @lestaty discuţie 01:06, 12 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Thanks. --Amir 02:47, 12 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done-- @lestaty discuţie 03:15, 12 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I am resigning from the Arbitration Committee, and requesting that my access to Checkuser and Oversight be removed. --Hersfold (talk) 04:42, 13 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  •   Done Thank you for your service! -- Avi 04:46, 13 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Liquid 2003@frwiki

Thanks in advance. Nakor 17:15, 12 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done We thank them for their time in project. --Jyothis 17:23, 12 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I want to be removed as Administrator. --Flums 06:22, 13 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Shanel 06:34, 13 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks for the help you have given us as admin Flums. Finn Rindahl 07:53, 13 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Diego Grez@flaggedrevslabs

Fundamentally does not understand the purpose of the wiki and has repeatedly caused issues there. --MZMcBride 23:43, 13 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Agreed. --Diego Grez return fire 23:44, 13 May 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done - Who gave him the rights anyways?  — mikelifeguard@meta:~$  00:10, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]
It's a testing wiki. Any user who promises not to do dumb things and wants to test can be given the rights. There's nothing wrong with assuming good faith and giving people a chance on a testing wiki. Cbrown1023 talk 00:12, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Kys651 blocked me reasonless. see this He blocked many account as 다중계정의 악용(abusing multiful account) but there are no reason of they are multiful account. It violate Korean wikipedia rule.

사유의 명백성

차단은 그 사유가 명확할 때 이루어지며 차단 사유가 불명확할 때는 차단하지 않는 것이 옳은 방향입니다. 차단 사유의 충족 여부가 불명확하다면 다른 관리자 기타 사용자들과 충분한 토론을 선행하여 사유의 명백성을 확보하도록 노력해야 합니다. 이 경우 특히 차단 요청의 대상인 사용자의 참여를 유도하여 충분한 변론을 할 수 있도록 절차적 보장에 힘써야 합니다.

차단의 필요성

차단은 차단 사유와 함께 차단의 필요성이라는 요건을 구비해야 합니다. 차단이 아닌 다른 방법에 의해서도 사태의 해결이 가능하다면 그 방법을 먼저 선택해보도록 해야 합니다. 즉 차단은 보충적으로 행사되어야 하고 주의나 토론 등의 조치를 통해 문제를 해결하도록 해야 합니다. 이러한 선행 조치들이 미흡하면 관리자는 사용자를 차단하지 않습니다. 하지만, 이것이 문서 훼손 등 악의적 행위에 대한 긴급한 대처와 차단을 부정하는 것은 아닙니다. 또한, 계정명이 명백히 부적절한 경우에는 선행 조치 없이도 차단할 수 있습니다.

It say Administrator must not block other user with talk about the user.

--Nudeboy 07:43, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]
  Not done. If there is a breach of local policy; the local community has to discuss this. Please take it up with the local community or another admin. Laaknor 07:46, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]
please unblock me, I'm going to discuss about the problem in Korean Wikipedia.--Nudeboy 07:55, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]
The local admin has been notified. Laaknor 07:59, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]

It's funny. He is ko:사용자:유니폴리. Why I received this request in meta page? He is a long-time troller. I opened his discussion page. --Kys951 08:58, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]


--Broccolitalk page 15:56, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Jyothis 16:01, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I decided to retire after 6 years on the job. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) diff --Dferg 10:43, 15 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done, thanks for your work. --Dferg 10:48, 15 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I decided to retire and requesting that my adminship be removed. --Saə 13:16, 15 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Done, thank you for your work! LeinaD (t) 13:47, 15 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Admin Mani in Wikipedia Farsi should be removed from the list of local administrators, for frequent blocking without any reason andlack of respect to rules of Wikipedia. Discussion in the local community is not possible, Admin Mani answers the complaints against him by himself and blocks the users to discuss. The Farsi speaking steward Mardetanha has been contacted but no answer.--Bellavista1957 15:13, 16 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Not done. The local community needs to discuss this first. We can't just remove the rights without community discussion. However, I would recommend to the admin that he shouldn't block users who disagrees with him himself, but leave it to an other admin to block if needed. Laaknor 15:26, 16 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Unfortunately, I can not make any discussion with local community as Mani has blocked me completely for one month. If you unblock me only for discussion I try to discuss this matter with the local community. Another user has tried to start the discussion, but Mani has stopped the discussion. --Bellavista1957 15:36, 16 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove me as an administrator on en.wiktionary effective immediately, for the good of the project. I sign using my SUL account. Mglovesfun 23:30, 16 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done. Thank you for your time as admin and we hope that you will reconsider your block and come back. --Jyothis 01:36, 17 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I cannot assure my presence and I've been out of the game for a long time (since november 2009), I'm asking for removal of my sysop status. --Jacopo 12:49, 20 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thank you for your time as an admin, we hope that you will make your way back in some time. --Jyothis 12:51, 20 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I want to be removed as Administrator. -- Noorse 20:02, 20 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Shanel 20:39, 20 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I want to be Removed as Administrator. --책읽는달팽 07:29, 21 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done, thank you for your service to the kowiki-community. Laaknor 07:36, 21 May 2010 (UTC)[]


The reasons for removal of User:Hugo.arg administrator’s rights of lt.wikipedia are the following: harsh violation of etiquette (not the first one, the user was warned several times), offensive behaviour towards the user of other nationalities, insulting of other lt.wikipedia users, edit wars, the creation of inappropriate and offensive redirects etc. The summary of voting and discussion. The result of the vote is 16:6 in favor of removing the user’s admin rights. 6 administrators, including two bureaucrats, voted in favor of removing the rights (according to rules, their votes are doubled), none of the active administrators voted against the removal of the user’s administrator rights. So, to sum up the vote, the lt.wikipedia community decided that user:Hugo.arg should be sacked from his admin rights as it is said in the rules. User:Hugo.arg did not regret doing any of the violations. So, in the name of all lt.wikipedia community I request to help us to bring this vote into effect. Thank you. --SnookerLT 12:03, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 13:33, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove my sysop right. Yonidebest 18:49, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Done. LeinaD (t) 18:56, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks, Yonidebest 18:56, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Tbsdy lives@enwiki

I am an arbitrator on English Wikipedia. Tbsdy lives has agreed in a communication with this arbitrator to relinquish his adminship on En-Wiki. Accordingly, please remove his administrator status. This request is made on behalf of the English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee. Newyorkbrad 11:27, 24 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Laaknor 11:33, 24 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I don't use this anymore (and there are dozens of other active admins) so I guess I can get rid of this. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:52, 24 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done by Jyothis, and thanks for your meta-work as admin =) Laaknor 22:13, 24 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks Laaknor. I got sidelined befire I could close this. sorry --Jyothis 15:15, 26 May 2010 (UTC)[]


  Done. Hope to see you active again :) Laaknor 22:11, 24 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I won't be able to devote enough time to wikipedia. --Austroungarika (talk) 17:02, 27 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - We understand. Thank you verymuch for your valuable time and we hope that you will make your way back soon!. --Jyothis 17:04, 27 May 2010 (UTC)[]


--Gliu 10:25, 28 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:48, 28 May 2010 (UTC)[]


--Turgon the dark side of a normal user 17:11, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

  Done As you wish. Thank you for your time and hpe to have you back soon --18:28, 28 May 2010 (UTC)


Now is for serious, please done it quick, sorry for yesterday, thank you. --Sbazzone 18:36, 28 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Thank you for your help all the way and we hope that your would continue to stay with us and help the project to move further. --Jyothis 22:00, 28 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Test is done. Please remove the rights, I do not need them anymore. --Z1 18:17, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Melos 18:30, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove my sysop status Demart81 (Qualcuno mi cerca?) 18:27, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done grazie per il lavoro svolto!--Nick1915 - all you want 18:50, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove my sysop flag --WizardOfOz talk 21:59, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done --Melos 22:32, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove my global rollback flag. --WizardOfOz talk 21:59, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done thanks for your work! --Melos 22:33, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]


He/She has not edited for three months. According to desysop policy of ja.wikipedia, I request to remove his/her sysop access. Thank you. --Hisagi 15:07, 23 May 2010 (UTC)[]

He/She edited now. However, He/She did not edit three months and 13 hours. I do a wish of judgment. Thank you--Hideokun 19:06, 23 May 2010 (UTC)[]
I raised objection against desysop at the discussion page above. So I hope to suspend this request, if possible. --cpro 02:49, 24 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  On hold - per request --03:04, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

have edit.   Not done--Shizhao 07:26, 31 May 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove both my administrator and bureaucrat flags, per my request. Thanks. Useight 04:45, 30 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done, thank you!--Nick1915 - all you want 10:22, 30 May 2010 (UTC)[]


  Done.--Jusjih 00:34, 31 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Temporary permissions (expired and rejected requests only)


My sysop access will expire 15-11-2009, please prolong it. амдф 15:36, 2 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Please make a local announcement so if others object they can say so. - Andre Engels 23:37, 6 November 2009 (UTC)[]
Done. амдф 19:50, 7 November 2009 (UTC)[]
I support. Azimbaj 11:51, 9 November 2009 (UTC)[]
Prolonged for another 6 months, expires: 15-05-2010. Regards, LeinaD (t) 12:09, 12 November 2009 (UTC)[]

As requested on RfP, per local voting at mhr:Wikipedia:Сайтвиктарыше, I've removed the flag. --M/ 16:44, 24 November 2009 (UTC)Miscellaneous requests ==[]

Danny B.@betawikiversity

I'd like to ask for import rights on beta Wikiversity to be able to move random Wikiversity pages there from Incubator where people sometimes create and edit them. Thanks.

Danny B. 14:51, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done. Please notify us when done. --FiliP ██ 14:52, 2 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I want to make Wikipedia's contributions in the Hakka wiki. Don’t encounter any destruction,so I work as time the Administrator, Can the management edition, the protection, delete the page and restore the page, and manage all users.--林躍錩 11:15, 26 October 2009 (UTC)[]

I think he is asking for extension to his sysop status as his temporary permission expires on 24 Nov 2009—Bencmq 11:47, 31 October 2009 (UTC)[]
Can you please make an annoucement on hakwiki about this, so if users don't want you to continue we will know? Otherwise, I'll prolong this closer to the expiry date.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 18:28, 6 November 2009 (UTC)[]
  Done - temp access extended for 6 months (May 21, 2010).  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:28, 21 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Removed. --FiliP ██ 09:44, 21 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Unai Fdz. de Betoño@eu.wikiquote

My temporary permission is going to end in two days. I ask for a longer one. Thank's. --Unai Fdz. de Betoño 12:36, 15 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Could you please make an announcement on euwikiquote so the local community can make their opinions on this known?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 17:30, 16 November 2009 (UTC)[]
Yes. I made it here, adding a link to this page.--Unai Fdz. de Betoño 18:23, 17 November 2009 (UTC)[]
  Done - extended temp access for 6 months (May 21, 2010).  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:31, 21 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Removed. --FiliP ██ 09:44, 21 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Miscellaneous requests


Hi, this user is being affected by some local restrictions at spanish Wikipedia, can you give him confirmed status? I'm a 'crat on eswiki. Regards --by Màñü飆¹5 talk 02:01, 15 May 2010 (UTC)[]

Sorry, it didn't work, can you remove the permission? --by Màñü飆¹5 talk 02:26, 15 May 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done by Jyothis. --Dferg 10:49, 15 May 2010 (UTC)[]


I firmly recommend not to add that right. It's too abusive. I will talk to him how it works. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 15:32, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]
Request cancelled. --Z1 16:28, 29 May 2010 (UTC)[]