Steward requests/Permissions/2011-05

Administrator access


I had been a sysop temporary for 6 months, even though by voting. I wish to request sysop access as for permanent. Ezagren 09:51, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

On hold until may 4. Matanya 10:08, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done Matanya 06:34, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Thank you. Ezagren 13:03, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I need adminship to edit the interface and the logo which is not translated {I have a ready logo ready} Vibhijain 12:18, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Hi, I wanted to comment on this for attending stewards. You have already requested a temp. adminship on and made several other requests based on that temporary request. I really like your enthusiasm but you created your account less than 2 months ago, this is really not enough of a time to learn how things work, on top of which I see no edits on pi.wikipedia itself. I would recommend that you consider reaching out to the Indic community and exercise a little patience. Thanks. Theo10011 12:42, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I have to request for adminship because I tried a lot to get the logo of the Pali Wikipedia changed but still after a lot of efforts, I was not able to get it by somebody. I would appreciate if you can tell me somebody who can get the logo changed and provide temporary adminship. Vibhijain 12:48, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Hi, I understand pali wiki is not active at all. I have two concerns, one do you know how to change the logo to begin with, second would the pali wiki want your logo. As for who can help change the logo, I am sure you can ask a global sysop to help you with that request. Theo10011 12:52, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I am not active on Pali Wikipedia, but I have discussed the logo with some reputed Indian users like Shijualex, i do not want adminship if you can get it changed by somebody. :) Vibhijain 12:55, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I know Shiju. I am part of that community too, that's why I commented. Feel free to leave further comments of my talk page. Thanks. Theo10011 13:00, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I requested Prince Kassad but he is also not able to do so. He said to contact a Bugzilla developer. Pleas help. Vibhijain 15:04, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Comment It's not possible to change to logo on piwiki by local community/admins. According to InitialiseSettings.php $wgLogo piwiki uses the default logo /images/wiki-en.png . So you have to upload the logo at commons or local on piwiki and file a bug so that server admins can change the config.
Most logos aren't uploaded at local wiki, but on commons. So the standard location for a logo is commons:File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-pi.png. You should upload the new logo using this file name, request an commons admin to fully protected this file and request a server admin to add 'piwiki'=>'' to wgLogo config.Merlissimo 16:01, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Not done Ruslik 16:32, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I had been a sysop temporary for 3 months, now my temporary adminship period is about to finish.I want to request for permanent adminship for hi wikibooks--Mayur (talkEmail) 16:37, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[]

That request is from March 2011. If you want permanent adminship on that project you need to open a new request. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 22:15, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I asked for permanent adminship last time but i was assigned temperory adminship by Mav with a comment that if everythink goes fine during thses 3 month period he will support permanent adminship.I don't know why after gaining 9 votes in favour i was granted 3 month temporary adminship.if Still it is not possible plz exetnd my temporary approval for 1 year.Regards--Mayur (talkEmail) 13:18, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
please open a new request, as said Dfreg. I'll grant you temp for the period, until you get support for permanent. Matanya 13:22, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
As i said my last request was for permanent adminship not for 3 month trial period, i would have to add new request if i had requested for temporary admin right earlier.--Mayur (talkEmail) 13:27, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I understood that, but since you've got temp, a new local request is needed to get the permanent right. If you prefer not to open a new local request, I'll be happy to grant you 1 year temp. What do you prefer? Matanya 13:34, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Thanks for being so humble to me, Plz close this request as "Notdone" as i don't want to play this temporary adminship game inspite of getting clear consensus. As there are no policies on meta regarding this i can't blame you or any stewards.Again thanks for your polite and humble reply--Mayur (talkEmail) 13:47, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Sorry to hear. I marked as not done, but I'd like to see you here soon, again. Matanya 13:52, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Hello. I am a checkuser on ar.wp and admin on some other ar projects. Ar.Wikinews has been abandoned for a while and i need the admin tools to maintain the project. There is a nomination page in the above link, but i do not expect much people will vote!. Ciphers 12:08, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  On hold till 18 May, as it seems you've created the vote page today. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 12:13, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]
The nomination has been there for more than a year, though it is true i added a note for voting today. Anyway there is no rush we could wait till 18th. Thank you for your prompt reply. --Ciphers 12:28, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 22:15, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Fixed: removed the bot flag set by Mav and added the sysop one, that will expire in 3 months as of today. That is 18/08/2011. Please upload the images to commons and translate the interface at betawiki only. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 22:39, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Thank you. I will what i can do. --Ciphers 00:22, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Actually i requested the admin in order to perform cross-wiki importing task but it seems that i need cross-wiki importer access to perform this, is it possible to have such access? --Ciphers 21:21, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done, please let me know when you don't need it anymore. Matanya 06:17, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]
sysop access will expire 18/08/2011 Matanya 06:18, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Sky Harbor@tl.wikibooks

I was previously granted temporary adminship twice on the Tagalog Wikibooks: first when the project became active, and second just 1-2 years ago. The project is currently rife with copious levels of vandalism due to months, years even, of no maintenance after the project's permanent admin, Felipe Aira, became inactive. While I've been reverting edits for a while, I think the tools will better help me to clean up the project. --Sky Harbor (talk) 12:01, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[]

On hold until 18 May. Ruslik 13:09, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done for six months. Expires on 18 November 2011. Ruslik 06:15, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I have a very modest edit count on this wiki but in my contributions, you can see that I know the language. It does seem that the wiki has been abandoned and I need admin tools to help mantain it. I am more active on enwiki I have not been on that wiki for very long but I was almost to tears when I saw the amount of admins that were active (less than five) and I would really like to contribute so the wiki can become better. I have read the policies there (just so you know) and would like to be an admin to make the wiki better. Thank you. MauchoEagle 23:22, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Also I am only asking for it temporarily until I can get the project better (6-8 months will do). MauchoEagle 23:23, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Please open a discussion on a relevant forum; admin access cannot be assigned without local consensus. Also, since this wiki has local, active bureaucrats (af:User:RAM being active two days ago), please ask them. -- Mentifisto 23:31, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
This is the administrator nomination page for - note that you only have 3 edits, so such a request would most likely not pass (depending on their need for administrators). Logan Talk Contributions 03:54, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I am applying for adminship at kazakh wikipedia. There is only one admin, however he doesn't respond at least month. Also to increase activity of users our community needs more admins. The group of enthusiastic people started process to create a chapter in Kazakhstan. We are communicating with Sj (member of the Board of Trustees and Asaf Bartov). At the moment we need to organize the main page of Kazakh Wikipedia and further promotion among students. --Ashina 06:16, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[]

On hold until 19 May. Ruslik 07:09, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[]
The only bureaucrat there GaiJin is inactive after October 2010. I am asking to get any response. If no response, I will locally propose to de-flag.--Jusjih 17:44, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done for three months. Expires on 21 August 2011. Ruslik 06:45, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Greetings from Khmer Wiktionary and other sister projects! I am one of the admin team in Khmer Wikipedia. Currently there is no admin in Khmer Wiktionary, plus every small number of regular and active contributing users. So I am requesting a sysop right to maintain the project and promote awareness among Cambodian users. Lately, I have been networking with other like-mined fellow Cambodians and doing some localization on Templates, Categories, and Help pages...etc. Per the local community approval, I got 5 voices supporting my request. Thank you! Let me know if you have any inquiries.--វ័ណថារិទ្ធ (Vantharith) 12:25, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]

I see you got two opposes. I'm i right? Matanya 13:11, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I think those are part of the template. Looking at the history I only see edits from the five supporters and the nominee. Someone who understands Khmer should verify that, though. Jafeluv 14:04, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  For the record: one vote is from an IP, 3 are from users that just went to vote (not part of the community) and 1 real vote. -- Màñü飆¹5 talk [es] 14:48, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Hi and thanks for your questions. The result is indeed 5 votes vs. 0 - the 2 items you saw in Opposing are part of the template. And thanks for the common note - yes, among the 5 votes, 4 are actually helping out at Khmer Wikipedia project. There are only 2-3 active contributors, and many other bots. Our Khmer Wiktionary has been abandoned for long while, that's why I am here to request for sysop. We are now building ground networking to recruit more volunteers and to match their interests/skills accordingly to our Khmer Wiki projects. You can have a look at some of our efforts here - Fan Page on FB, #kmwp twitter account, blog... And in case you need a Wiktionarian who is knowledgable in Khmer language, you can contact User:Stephen. Hope this clarifies. Thank you! --វ័ណថារិទ្ធ (Vantharith) 15:28, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[]
As some of you have figured out, there are NO votes against. There are only 5 votes for. Yes, one is an IP. What’s wrong with that? You can do a checkuser on the IP if you think it is fishy. Anonymous users can vote like anyone else. One of the "3 are from users that just went to vote" was me. I do most of the Khmer entries on English Wiktionary and I did not "just go to vote". He got 5 honest votes. Khmer Wiktionary is one of the small wikis and it is difficult to get any votes. The Khmer Wiktionary has no sysops and desperately needs one. Here is a willing volunteer who is native Khmer and who knows good English. He’s a goldmine and he got 5 votes, with no opposition.
We had this same problem on the Navajo Wikipedia and could not muster more than two or three votes. We got our admins in spite of that weakness and look what a boon it has been for the Navajo Wikipedia. You should give this willing and competent volunteer the buttons that he is asking for. Stephen G. Brown 21:16, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done for six months, expires 21/11/11. As the community is still small we can grant only temporary admin. When this time passes you can open a new request for extend your admin rights.

Please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably at commons: -- Màñü飆¹5 talk [es] 09:06, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Thank you very much! --វ័ណថារិទ្ធ (Vantharith) 09:39, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Per community approval. CasteloBrancomsg 22:06, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done; for six months due to community size. -- Mentifisto 22:13, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I request for permanent administrator ship --Srikant Kedia 19:33, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Due to small size of community I can only grant temp adminship, are you interested? Matanya 19:45, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Oky, matanya, bt according to this, i am eligible to get permanent adminship --Srikant Kedia 20:03, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Unfortunately this RFC wasn't approved. We still stick to old rules, I'm really sorry. Can I grant you temp admin? Matanya 20:06, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Oky, Matanya, I will try later, when the community will grow(Big). Thank You --Srikant Kedia 05:27, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]
But do you want temp. adminship in the meanwhile? -- Màñü飆¹5 talk [es] 06:41, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]
On IRC got a no, answer. Matanya 08:44, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Per community approval. CasteloBrancomsg 19:24, 23 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Temporary six month access granted. Unfortunately the lack of participation suggests the community size is not large enough to warrant permanent adminship at this time. PeterSymonds (talk) 19:27, 23 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Pietro Roveri@ptwikiversity

After 1 month, elected by consensus. Our policies say to end an election after 14 days. Vlademir Santos 17:18, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]

You mean a permanent adminship, do not you? Ruslik 17:24, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]
They mean that the RFA lasted 1 month instead of the typical 14 days, and it still passed with 2 weeks for any extra comments. Therefore yes, this is a permanent adminship request. The Helpful One 17:36, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done granted temp for 6 months, as 3 voters are too few. expires 15.11.2011 Matanya 21:11, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I would like to request permanent admin tools at Sa Wikipedia, and the community has supported my proposal. Note: though there are only 5 Supports, I request you to bear in mind that the community is small, and these are the most active editors. Thanks. Yes Michael?Talk 13:14, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Have you tried reaching out to a crat on I know they are not active anymore but maybe they would consider appointing a crat there to handle the requests locally. There seems to be a lot of requests from, the community seems to be getting active again. Theo10011 13:22, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
The local crat is inactive. The recent request from sawiki was for a temporary adminship, but I think that the temporary admin does not know about things like IP blocks, and rights changes, and he has made some fundamental mistakes there. Hence my request. Yes Michael?Talk 13:26, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Thanks for the response, I'll try and poke HP again. Also, I know the temp. sysop is inexperienced, who instead of familiarizing himself with the tools and wiki, has just been requesting several rights. I hope you can do a better job, you have my support for permanent sysops there. Good luck! Theo10011 13:36, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I am asking the only bureaucrat there. If no response, I will locally propose de-flagging.--Jusjih 17:55, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Thanks Theo for the earlier note. Mike, you've been given the privileges requested. Just to be sure things run smoothly over there though, I've went ahead and added you as a bureaucrat as well. Use it well. You've been doing some good work there. --H P Nadig 06:35, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done by local bureaucrat. Matanya 06:42, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Bhawani Gautam@sawikipedia

I am requesting here for permanent sysop as there is unanimous support from my community members. regards- Bhawani 12:10, 25 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  On hold until 31 May, since you added the nomination yesterday. However, wasn't your earlier nomination rejected just last week?[4] Jafeluv 12:30, 25 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Scratch that, I just realized that sa.wikipedia has local crats so this should be handled by them. Jafeluv 12:33, 25 May 2011 (UTC)[]


There is no community and thats why I was able to get just 1 support with nobody in oppose. I am the largest contributor to this wiki. I request you to grant permanent Adminship as there is just 1 admin who is inactive from 2008 and the interface is completely untranslated. Vibhijain 13:03, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]

only temp can be granted, since no community. are you interested? Matanya 13:09, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]
No problem, this wiki really needs a admin. Thanks in advance. Vibhijain 13:14, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]
You already have temp. sysops on another indic language wiki, and you're using those rights to request these on a dead wiki. You haven't stated a purpose for requesting sysops, I hope you realize you can contribute to that project without admin rights. Theo10011 13:22, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I am the largest contributor to this wiki and when I was editing on it, I just found that It desperately needs a admin and thats why I placed a request. I didn't saw any other active user on this wiki so I think I should be made the admin. I also have experience with sysop rights on Sanskrit wiki and rollback and reviewer rights on Hindi wiki.Vibhijain 13:25, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Again, admin rights are to serve the community, its not a popularity contest where you collect temp. sysops on multiple projects. Others have mentioned that you did not properly know how to use sysops rights on sa wiki. Since there are no other active users on pi wiki by your own admission, granting you sysops alone might be questionable. Theo10011 13:31, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I totally agree with you. You can see my edit history on pi wiki, I think I am the best candidate for Adminship on pi wiki as the current admin is inactive from October 2008. Vibhijain 13:53, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done for 1 month to expire on 2011-06-30 while the local discussion has no objection.--Jusjih 07:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Bureaucrat access


According to the community vote, please grant bureaucrat access for Ozymandias@ptwikiversity. He is a sysop only since a month ago, but was previously from May 2008 to February 2010 (resigned). 555 21:57, 8 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  • As best I recall, I believe the current practice is to only provide bureaucrat access to wikis with enough traffic such that a request for bureaucratship receives a minimum of 15 supports. With only 5, the wiki is usually considered too sparse to support native bureaucrats. -- Avi 22:49, 8 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  • Seems to be an obscure rule that took me a several pages of scanning to find: Requests for comment/Minimum voting requirements#Bureaucrat. It still doesn't look very "official" but I suppose policy pages are descriptive not prescriptive. Killiondude 00:29, 9 May 2011 (UTC)[]
    It's actually not a rule (yet), the draft of the RFC was never approved, I've given a 3 mth temp crat until we figure it out. fr33kman 17:38, 10 May 2011 (UTC)[]

My sincere apologies to both Ozymandias and fr33kman for any mixups, but outside of one exception (still hotly debated), the consensus amongst the stewards for years has been not to grant temporary 'crat access. If the minimum requirement for projects to have a 'crat needs to be changed, that should be re-addressed here on Meta. Until such point, however, the current consensus should stand. The removal of the bit should in no way shape or form be construed as a lack of confidence in either Ozymanidas or fr33kman; solely an reversion to consensus. Again, on behalf of the stewards, my apologies to both for any misunderstandings and unintentional hard feelings. -- Avi 17:56, 10 May 2011 (UTC)[]

This rule has been applied to all projects? Ozymandias 19:58, 10 May 2011 (UTC)[]
As far as I know, outside of one exception, there has never been the application of a temporary bureaucrat, nor has bureaucrat access been given to anyone who did not receive a minimum of 15 responses to the RfB. -- Avi 20:01, 10 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Per Avi. Temporary bureaucrat access will not be granted. As far as I recall there have been 2 exceptions and one of them was kind of an office action. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 01:51, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Per Avi, Dfeng and [5] with very limited active users there, temporary bureaucrat flag is to be rejected as I see no need. Requests_for_comment/Minimum_voting_requirements#Bureaucrat should better become a global policy.--Jusjih 07:03, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Sorry Jusjih, I agree with Avi but this[6][7], does not confirm your assertion.Ozymandias 16:07, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I request to be admin and bureaucrat on I am one of the lead organizers, per Wikimania 2012/Bids/Washington, D.C. and would like to proceed with getting the wiki setup and all in order. Aude 13:18, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done --FiliP ██ 13:19, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Bhawani Gautam@newikipedia

I request to be bureaucrat on Nepali wiki_p for further progress of this project as there is no bureaucrat. Regards Bhawani 01:37, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  On hold until 22 May. Matanya 06:46, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Mh...wasn't there something that there should always at least be two bureaucrats for a start, so no one can say that someone has the full power/dictator-like rights on a wiki. Just a thought. I prefer to give out crat rights only if there are at least two. I think this was discussed somewhere, but I can't find. -Barras 13:50, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
There was some discussion in the RFC about it. Jafeluv 14:51, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Per Barras. -- Dferg ☎ talk 16:23, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]
The RFC has to be ratified guys. I've seen a lot of decisions based on it and right now it's not even a policy. I feel uncomfortable with stewards and others using it as a rule. There was/is not enough input from the actual users of the small wiki either. That being the contemporaneous position, this RFB should be marked {{done}}, imo :) fr33kman 12:39, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Two crats per project is not a global policy AFAICT, and we do have quite a few smaller projects with just one. Jafeluv 07:43, 23 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Specificly this RFB would be on hold until the 26 to promote both users and solve the conflict. Matanya 08:01, 23 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done. Jafeluv 11:01, 26 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Ganesh Paudel@ne.wikipedia

There are 6 sysop but NO bureaucrat to manage the Nepali Wiki community yet. Therefore, I request to grant me bureaucrat access. I hope I can contribute Nepali Wiki Community by this access. Regards--गणेश पौडेल 05:34, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  On hold until May 26 as the local vote just started today. If widely supported, both candidates will be promoted to bureaucrats, then please be active to avoid being de-flagged.--Jusjih 08:35, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done. Jafeluv 11:02, 26 May 2011 (UTC)[]

CheckUser access

Oversight access

Removal of access


Did not get enough support for reelection. --Grillo 23:34, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Done. Please thank him for his job as an administrator.
-- Dferg ☎ talk 23:44, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Did not accept renomination for adminship. Svwp policy gives adminship for one year at a time. --Grillo 23:34, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  •   Done Thank you for your service, Oddjob. -- Avi 23:48, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Melo man@sv.wikipedia

Inactive for last year. Svwp policy gives adminship for one year at a time. Was not active to request renomination. --Grillo 23:34, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  •   Done Thank you. -- Avi 23:54, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

George Shuklin@ru.wikipedia

Per local policy bureaucrats can desysop users in case of inactivity (less than 100 edits and 25 admin actions per 6 months). In this case inactive user asked us (local 'crats) to remove his 'sysop' flag himself. rubin16 07:12, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done Matanya 09:33, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove bureaucrat status from Tango on The rule with bureaucrats on the Wikimedia UK wiki is that only current board members should be bureaucrats. Tango stood down as a board member at the latest AGM, and hence should be de-bureaucrated (but left as an admin). Thanks. Mike Peel 19:49, 28 April 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. -- Mentifisto 19:51, 28 April 2011 (UTC)[]
Thank you. :-) Mike Peel 15:06, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[]


Due to our rule, introduced after voting, in the name of Polish Wikipedia community, I hereby request for removing sysop access, due to their inactivity for over a year. Lolek01 had been notified according to the procedure, but failed to reply Masur 08:42, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. -- Mentifisto 08:46, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]


No edits, no sysop or 'crat operation. Devunt, his owner, 'll be able to restore rights when his bot will be used and monitored.

Thanks by advance -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:53, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]

Any discussion or local policy to substain this request? -- Dferg ☎ talk 12:51, 30 April 2011 (UTC) Nevermind, I was pointed that the policy is at testwiki:Main Page which says that «Sysop rights are removed from every account that has not performed at least 1 log action within a time period of 6 months.» -- Dferg ☎ talk 13:52, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]
Done. -- Dferg ☎ talk 13:52, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]


Hi. At this moment I'm doing some revision of Techinical's things, like {{VotaxionRC}} (see on our wikipedia). Unfortunately, there isn't any sysop now, and i've need to do some things, like change small things of Mediawiki:Recentchangestext (for example) and protect some template. --Frigotoni 13:44, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]

You should open a formal request on an appropriate page in vecwiki. Ruslik 14:53, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]
Well, I request here the permission because it's a Quick things. The time for permission might be also only 1-2 day.--Frigotoni 15:02, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]
Wrong section since this seems a temporary permission request and really inappropriate block history on home wiki. --M/ 15:53, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]

Brion VIBBER@testwiki

Hi, request removal of steward rights per discussion above whereby steward rights were removed from redundant user rights. Also per [8] and [9]. Thanks, --The Helpful One 14:00, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]

Note, I didn't notice the WMF blog until someone pointed it out to me. If rights are going to be restored, then this request can be cancelled. The Helpful One 14:10, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]
Comment : it's the same for Bastique@testwiki -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:54, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Not done Matanya 09:44, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove my checkuser right on (but I'd like to hold my admin right ). Thanks.--海獺 (Racco) 15:24, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]

Done, thank you for your work as a checkuser. Sysop bit left on.
--M/ 15:50, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]

Alex Smotrov@testwiki

Inactive for more than 6 months. Thanks by advance -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:30, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]

Not done. User not considered inactive as he has an logged action on 2011. -Barras 19:13, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]
Just per our convo on IRC, I removed the crat flag also per this. -Barras 19:40, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[]


Per policy : inactive for more than 6 months. No contributions on WM projects since 2009. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:59, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done Matanya 09:42, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]


User has been inactive for 6 months. Thanks. Elfix 21:00, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done; please thank him for his work. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:02, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Voice Of All@testwiki

This inactive account won't be used anymore. Please remove bureaucrat rights. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:52, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Done. -- Dferg ☎ talk 10:22, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Per testwiki policy : the sysop flag has already been removed on 2009 by local admin due to inactivity. I tried to ask him if he always need these rights but he seems not to have understand my question. Thanks by advance. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:31, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]

crat rights removed. Matanya 10:36, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Subeesh Balan@ml.wikipedia

I request removal of administrator access due to personal reasons--Subeesh Balan 12:30, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done - Thanks for your service. -Barras 12:32, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]

HJ Mitchell@en.wikipedia

I've been an admin for a year (to the day yesterday) and I'd like to see if I still have the trust of the community by going through an RfA as a non-admin. —HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:50, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done; good luck, I guess! PeterSymonds (talk) 17:52, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Many thanks. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:03, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
:O I will be the first to support. :D The Helpful One 19:15, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]


One of the editors in HJ Mitchell's reconfirmation RfA asked why the admins who should do this didn't. Well, I'm clearly one who should see if the community still trusts me to learn from my mistakes. SarekOfVulcan 21:01, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done, good luck with your reconfirmation! -- Màñü飆¹5 talk [es] 21:10, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Thanks! *crossing fingers loudly* --SarekOfVulcan 21:14, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please de-sysop me in fa.wikipedia.Behzad.Modares 21:43, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done thanks for your work Matanya 21:44, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove oversight only from my enwiki account. Happymelon 08:30, 3 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done thanks for your work. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Matanya (talk • contribs) . 08:32, 3 May 2011 (UTC)[]
;) The Helpful One 16:10, 3 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I would like to have the flag removed from my bot account. Thank you in advance. --Claymore 21:29, 3 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. -- Mentifisto 21:31, 3 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Plz remove my temporary admin flag from this wiki, As i am already assigned Bureaucrat right by a local bureaucrat.I don't want my admin acscess to be removed suddenly, I will reassign this right to me--Mayur (talkEmail) 14:09, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 16:14, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Rododendron has been blocked indefinitely this evening for the abuse of sock puppetry. You may see the block logs at our wiki. Community confirmation about the desysop itself may be found here. Thanks in advance, Lolsimon 20:30, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]

I'm sorry, but allow me to disagree here: that is not a community decision, it's a decision made by a handful of users, bypassing the normal desysop procedure on nl:wiki. Wutsje 21:27, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I started the discussion, discussion is ongoing. Last 4 people suggest the 1 week procedure. I suggest waiting until this is clarified locally. Taketa 21:31, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  • Bsadowski1 already removed the user's admin flag. We usually don't grant flags on wikis with active bureaucrats. A local bureaucrat may grants the flag back. -Barras 21:52, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
    (after ec) Imo the bit removal was a premature decision, because there was certainly no community consensus to do so. Wutsje 22:03, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
    • The word "usually" indicates that it can be done and/or has been done in the past. Given the facts and the less than truthful representation of the user posting this request (regarding community support) I suggest the flag be returned until this has been settled to the nl: community's satisfaction. Right now there are serious doubts about the removal of the admin rights in contravention of the local regulations.--Kalsermar 22:01, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
      • The "usual" should say that at least I won't grant flags. I haven't seen when someone was given admin status on wikis like nl, exempt in cases where the flag was removed by accident. I'm not sure if our policies allow granting flags back. Either contact the performing steward here or simply get a crat to grant the flag back. -Barras 22:05, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]
        • Maybe it is wise to wait until the community has reached some consensus (or reached the consensus about a regular desysop) on this difficult matter? The regulations on desysopping don't provide direct grounds for desysopping (yet) in the case an admin abuses his user right by abusing sockpuppets. Therefor it seems wise to me that you just wait until the community has spoken on this matter. A regular desysop (which measures confidence in an admin) is possible on nl wiki, and I think that the regular procedure should prevail on this meta actions... regards, Tjako 23:21, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]


As my time available for Wikipedia-ing (and especially Oversighting) has been reduced over the last 6 months because of family and work commitments, I need to ask for my OS permission to be removed, as I have only used it on rare occasions in the time. I am hoping that the situation Wikipedia-time-wise will improve within the next year, whereupon I will hope to re-seek the OS flag! Please note that the OS permission is the only one I require to be removed - I still get to go online from time to time and do some admin-actions, it's just that at those times there are no requests outstanding for OSing! ---- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 23:25, 9 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done, and thanks for your work so far! -- Mentifisto 08:37, 10 May 2011 (UTC)[]


We thank YellowMonkey for his many years of service to the English Wikipedia community and wish him well in his future endeavours. --Risker 03:22, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  •   Done Please thank YellowMonkey for his service. -- Avi 03:41, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Rododendron has been blocked indefinitely this evening for the abuse of sock puppetry. You may see the block logs at our wiki. Community confirmation about the desysop itself may be found here. Thanks in advance, Lolsimon 20:30, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Altough I strongly disagree with the sockpuppetryclaim I would like to request a desysop. See also my request on my NL-userpage. Rododendron 21:04, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Comment: this was the edit which I fixed. See also the original request here. Trijnstel 21:16, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Has already been done like ages ago by Bsadowski1. -Barras 21:23, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This bureaucrat has remained inactive after 2010-04-15 despite notices. Please remove the bureaucrat and administrator flags after the unanimous 4 votes to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 08:11, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done Ruslik 08:40, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[]


In addition to removing Vipuser above, I am voluntarily announcing my resignation as the bureaucrat. As I would like to remain an administrator there, I would like to stress the need to discuss Requests_for_comment/Minimum_voting_requirements#Bureaucrat as having just one bureaucrat in a wiki is redundant.--Jusjih 08:11, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done Ruslik 08:40, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[]


According to desision of local Abitration Comitee we are requesting removal of User's User:Zimin.V.G. sysop rights on ru.wikipedia. Thanks in advance. --Levg 21:23, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:26, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I`m requesting removal of my sysop rights on uk.wikipedia. Fanks.--SamOdin 12:14, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done; thanks for your work. -- Mentifisto 12:17, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Yaroslav Blanter@ru.wikipedia

Would you please perform the following:

  • Remove my sysop flag on ru.wikipedia;
  • Globally block my account Yaroslav Blanter;
  • If possible, trandfer the global rollback flag to my other account ymblanter;
  • Delete my userpages on all projects.

Thank you--Yaroslav Blanter 19:07, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Please put on hold... (IRC req.) --Eptalon 19:46, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[]
I do not think it helps. This is not a spontaneous decision.--Yaroslav Blanter 19:47, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[]
A few questions and observations:
  1. Should not sysop access be also removed on flaggedrevs_labswikimedia and wikimania2010wiki?
  2. I can delete your userpages on enwiki and small projects but in ruwiki and other big wikis it is better to ask local administators.
  3. It looks more like an account renaming than a resignation. Ruslik 06:41, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Ruslik 06:41, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Ok, thanks, pls do it. I do not need sysop access on flaggedrevs_labswikimedia and wikimania2010wiki. As for the renaming, actually, I do not want to have any active account on ru.wp, and I do not care about my existing contribution on other projects. And the SUL renaming does not exist anyway. This is why I find it more convenient to work from this account. There is no hurry to delete these pages though. Thanks for your work.--Ymblanter 07:26, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done except page deletion. Matanya 07:31, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Deleted everywhere except bgwiki, cawiki, commons,cswiki,dawiki,dewiki,enwikiversity, eswiki,frwiki,incubartorwiki, jawiki, metawiki,mkwiki,nlwiki,nowiki,ptwiki,rowiki,ruwikiversity,ruwiki,slwiki,tawiki,ukwiki,zhwiki. Ruslik 08:46, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Commons and Meta done as well. Jafeluv 08:55, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Done on ru and Incubator. vvvt 12:40, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Thanks to all of you, I will take care of the rest. May be someone can delete it on ruwikiversity though, I have zero edits over there, and I did not create this page.--Ymblanter 14:18, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]


The editor has sadly passed away and the guidelines (en:Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians/Guidelines, they really have thought of everything) state that any "bits" should be removed to prevent any potential compromising of the account. --Woody 23:50, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done sorry to hear. Matanya 23:52, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove sysop flag. Not needed anymore. Thanks. --WizardOfOz talk 16:39, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done Matanya 16:40, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove my sysop flag. I can't work as a sysop for a while. --Tantal 05:26, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done Ruslik 06:29, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]


please remove bureaucrat and sysop flag. thanks in advance, —Pill (talk) 14:45, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done thanks for your work. Matanya 14:47, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove my sysop rights. Thanks, Odedee 19:15, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done תודה על עבודתך המסורה Matanya 19:18, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Roberto de Lyra@pt.wikipedia

Please remove my sysop rights. Thanks, Roberto talk-cont 09:48, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done thanks for your work. Matanya 09:53, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[]


no.wp recently chose a model where we vote for every admin on a two year cycle. We have broken this up in four batches of votes and we have now completed our first batch. User:Pjacklam did not receive enough votes from the community for continued adminship. --Atluxity 22:25, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. -- Mentifisto 22:30, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]


no.wp recently chose a model where we vote for every admin on a two year cycle. We have broken this up in four batches of votes and we have now completed our first batch. User:Toreau did not receive enough votes from the community for continued adminship. --Atluxity 22:25, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. -- Mentifisto 22:30, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Harald Hansen@nowikipedia

no.wp recently chose a model where we vote for every admin on a two year cycle. We have broken this up in four batches of votes and we have now completed our first batch. User:Harald Hansen did not receive enough votes from the community for continued adminship. --Atluxity 22:25, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. -- Mentifisto 22:30, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Hallvard Straume@nowikipedia

no.wp recently chose a model where we vote for every admin on a two year cycle. We have broken this up in four batches of votes and we have now completed our first batch. User:Hallvard Straume did not receive enough votes from the community for continued adminship. --Atluxity 22:25, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. -- Mentifisto 22:30, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Cassiopeia sweet@jawiki

I hope to remove status of sysop and checkuser. My best regards. Cassiopeia sweet 11:42, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done, and thanks for your work. -- Mentifisto 11:44, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Access to checkuserwiki and checkuser-l also removed. -- Dferg ☎ talk 12:16, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Due to our rule, introduced after voting, in the name of Polish Wikipedia community, I hereby request for removing sysop access, due to their inactivity for over a year. YesiotR had been notified according to the procedure, but failed to reply. JDavid 00:32, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Done. LeinaD (t) 01:05, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove at Sysop, Bureaucrat and Checkuser access on jawiki, Checkuser maling list access and Checkuser wiki site access. Thank you for a long time. --Carkuni 14:51, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done; thanks for your work. Someone else will do the latter two shortly. -- Mentifisto 14:55, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Access to the wiki and mailinglist removed. -Barras 14:56, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove sysop,checkuser and Bureaucrat status. Thanks.-- (TalkHistory) 15:20, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

  Done; thanks for work. It's unfortunate that so many jawiki users are resigning. -- Mentifisto 15:25, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]

See en:User:Chaser/matrix (protected) and SUL info to confirm ID.--Chaser (talk) 15:49, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done; thanks for your work. -- Mentifisto 15:51, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove sysop,checkuser&Bureaucrat status. Thanks.--Chatama 09:52, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. thanks for your work. Matanya 09:54, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Access to checkuser-l and checkuserwiki removed. -- Dferg ☎ talk 12:16, 22 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove the status as an oversighter. Thanks a lot, regards --Superbass 08:21, 23 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done thanks for your work. Matanya 08:34, 23 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I am quitting the checkuser flag on English Wikiquote, but still keeping the administrator and importer flag.--Jusjih 12:04, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done, thanks for your work. The English Wikiquote has now 2 CheckUsers which is the minimum number of users per project, per policy. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 12:15, 24 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Yes, I also told the other 2 checkusers by email of my resignation, so they may continue their checkuser flags for the time being.--Jusjih 12:24, 26 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Thank you for your all works in thoughtfulness in this role, Jusjih. I hope we still keep cooperating on the project, and get your opinions occasionally on checks in the list and wiki which you'd keep an access as steward. / @Dferg, yes we're aware of, thanks for your reminder. --Aphaia 01:45, 27 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please remove his administrator rights due to the local policy for inactivity, the user was already informed about his inactivity. Thanks in advance, --Lolsimon 20:56, 27 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done - Please thank him for his work! -Barras 21:01, 27 May 2011 (UTC)[]


According to arbcom decision User:Кондратьев was obliged to pass confirmation with rules based on standard "request for adminship". I am one of bureaucrats and I've closed confirmation page now: user should be desysopped due to results rubin16 19:31, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Jafeluv 19:33, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Bot task done, please remove sysop bits. --Lugusto 22:24, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 22:26, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]


User has been inactive for six months. Thank you in advance. Elfix 07:43, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Thank them for their service. --Bsadowski1 07:48, 29 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This administrator has remained inactive after 2010-02-28 despite notices. Please remove the administrator flag after the unanimous 3 votes to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 09:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Jafeluv 10:08, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This administrator has remained inactive after 2010-01-08 despite notices. Please remove the administrator flag after the unanimous 3 votes to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 09:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Jafeluv 10:08, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This administrator has remained inactive after 2007-06-15 despite notices. Please remove the administrator flag after the unanimous 3 votes to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 09:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Jafeluv 10:08, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This administrator has remained inactive after 2008-08-29 despite notices. Please remove the administrator flag after the unanimous vote to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 09:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Jafeluv 10:11, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This administrator has remained inactive after 2008-01-09 despite notices. Please remove the administrator flag after the unanimous vote to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 09:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Jafeluv 10:11, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This administrator has remained inactive after 2009-03-14 despite notices. Please remove the administrator flag after the unanimous vote to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 09:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Jafeluv 10:11, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This administrator has remained inactive after 2006-11-16 despite notices. Please remove the administrator flag after the unanimous vote to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 09:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. Jafeluv 10:11, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


This administrator has been inactive since July 2010 and our policy is to revoke sysop status after such a long period of time. Moreover, once we contacted with him via e-mail he finally renounced as you can check in this diff. Regards. --Toliño Fala aquí comigo 13:07, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done. -- Mentifisto 13:10, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]


For the enwp ArbCom, — Coren (talk) / (en-wiki) 16:04, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done by mentifisto. Matanya 16:12, 30 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Temporary permissions (expired and rejected requests only)


Hi, I am mayur a bureaucrat and sysop of hindi wikipedia,I have contributed hindi wikipedia a lot, Now i want to contribute to other hindi wikimedia projects.For smooth activity and ease of access i need sysop flag on these projects so that i may install some gadgets and hindi transliteration tool on these projects.In Absense of transliteration tool no one can contribute to these projects.I hope like hi wikipedia i will make these projects useful for readers.Thank you and Reagards--Mayur 07:10, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]

Hello, could you please give us a link to an approval from local community? --Mercy 08:36, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
As per RC there is no active users on wikiquote, there is no village pump for this project, also there is no page for adminship right request--Mayur 10:10, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
I think you can create one, or submit a request on the community portal page (as I see that page also used for bot request). It's very important to make a local request, even for temporary acces. I don't even see your user page there. Not good for an admin. — Tanvir • 10:42, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
I don't quite understand why someone without any edits on a wiki would require admin in it. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 10:46, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
  Question: (@Mayur) Are you asking a temp adminship or permanent? — Tanvir • 11:10, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
@Pmlineditor, As i said there is no transliteration tool available in these projects,after being as admin i will have to install it first then i would able to contribute:))
@Tanvir, if i would be a steward i prefer temperory access to a user having good admin capability, after that period if i find him imrpoving and contributing the project a lot, i will prefer to extend his temperory adminship into permanent adminship in case of projects having no active user.--Mayur 13:52, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
BTW, i have applied for sysop access on comunity portal page--Mayur 13:59, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done for 3 months to expire on 2011-05-01.Jusjih 13:38, 1 February 2011 (UTC)[]
removed Matanya 03:30, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Les Meloures@lbwiktionary

Les Meloures got a temporary adminship of three months (see here) and was one of the two only active sysops on this project (with Ooswesthoesbes@lbwiktionary) since his temporary sysopship expired. I think that, regarding to his contributions and sysop operations, permanent adminship could be fine. Thanks. Quentinv57 12:01, 29 October 2010 (UTC)[]

The community needs to be informed before no matter if it is for permanent or temporary adminship. As far as I can see there's no current local announcement regarding this request. Please tell him to open a RfA & leave it open for a week. We will see after that time. Thanks, --dferg ☎ talk 13:50, 29 October 2010 (UTC)[]
Please see this discussion. Therefore, this community sums up itself as this user [12]. -- Quentinv57 17:57, 29 October 2010 (UTC)[]
Despite that, I think that we will need a more fresh community announcement. I humbly think that a announcement from July is not valid. Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 23:12, 30 October 2010 (UTC)[]
Okay, sure. He started a new discussion this morning here. I'll PM you next week-end. Thanks. -- Quentinv57 10:43, 31 October 2010 (UTC)[]

The following message has been moved from Steward requests/Permissions/2010-10 :

Please can my sysop status be reactivated. Actually I am the only luxemburgish speaking member on this project, who can do this task as a native speaker. I can't do all corrections without sysop status. I'm sysop on lb:Wiki since four years.
Best regards Les Meloures 08:21, 31 October 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done, expires: 04/05/2011 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 --dferg ☎ talk 16:41, 4 November 2010 (UTC)[]
removed. Matanya 06:31, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I sysop access to the wiki to clear the translated MediaWiki messages. The Wikipedia so far has no community thus a voting can't be done. I am currently also a sysop on ms:Malay Wikipedia. Thanks in advance. --Kurniasan 13:26, 28 January 2011 (UTC)[]

Has the community being informed & agreed with that cleanup? Even in a small community a local announcement in the local village pump must be done. Also, if it is about MediaWiki messages I think we can ask MediaWikiDefault to make the cleanup. -- Dferg ☎ talk 18:20, 28 January 2011 (UTC)[]
Thanks for the reply. I've done the announcement at it's village pump bug:Wikipedia:Warung_Kopi. Besides cleaning the MediaWiki, I also need to edit the wiki's javascript and CSS so that some templates can work properly. --Kurniasan 20:07, 28 January 2011 (UTC)[]
Another thing, the javascript in the Wiki's Monobook.js is not updated after the interface change. There's a translteration script that change every input from user to Buginese script and there's no option to change it to roman for monobook users (since it's not compatible with the new interface, in the edit page). I need to fix that or change it to a gadget.--Kurniasan 10:39, 29 January 2011 (UTC)[]
Would temporary sysop access be OK? How about 3 months to start? --Daniel Mayer (mav) 13:58, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]

I'm okay with that. --Kurniasan 14:13, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]

Done. Expires on 5 May 2011. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 14:35, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]
removed Matanya 08:51, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Hi, I am mayur a bureaucrat and sysop of hindi wikipedia,I have contributed hindi wikipedia a lot, Now i want to contribute to other hindi wikimedia projects.For smooth activity and ease of access i need sysop flag on these projects so that i may install some gadgets and hindi transliteration tool on these projects.In Absense of transliteration tool no one can contribute to these projects.I hope like hi wikipedia i will make these projects useful for readers.Thank you and Reagards--Mayur 07:10, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]

Hello, could you please give us a link to an approval from local community? --Mercy 08:37, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
As per RC there is no active users on wikiquote, there is no village pump for this project, also there is no page for adminship right request--Mayur 10:20, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
Hi, i have updated the exact link for admin request in hi wikibooks--Mayur 17:32, 2 February 2011 (UTC)[]
Most actions on a wiki only require you to be an editor. Why do you need sysop, especially when global sysops and stewards exist? fr33kman 06:32, 4 February 2011 (UTC) (COI alert: I am a global sysop) :)[]
Strange question, Global sysop are supposed to work in wiki having no active local admins.And as far as i know there is no global sysop who understand hindi languagge or devnagri script in a better sense than me As i have worked a lot in hindi wikipedia and some another devnagri projevts.To change interface transaltion and some other setting that i have already implemented on hi wiki, i also need sysop flag.Now sysopship is not just for these changes to handle vandalism, to protect important pages from being vandalised i need sysop flag.Thank you and regards--Mayur 07:25, 4 February 2011 (UTC)[]
Almost all users who voted have little to no edits outside the vote page. I'm inclined to not grant this request but will not object if another Steward does. I'll check back in a couple weeks; if another Steward has not granted access, I'll set this request as Not Done. I am much moreso inclined to grant temp status. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 13:52, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]
I really don;t know wha do you want, people who have voted are the experienced admins from hindi wiki.And as you know hi.wikibooks is a project having no admin and very very less or zero active users.We all want to develop a community there.But this is really a frustrating comment from a wikimedia steward.I have seen many example of such type where very less active users in a project have been granted sysop on behalf of 4 to 5 votes.Ok I will wait for a reply from another steward if he think same you may surely close this and all request filed by me.Thnak you and regards--Mayur 14:08, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]
If temp admin status of 3 months is fine, then I'll grant that right now. We can reevaluate at that time. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 14:37, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]
I have no objection with that but Now a big question arises here is that the policy for such kind of request should be similar for all users on all wikimedia projects.I have seen many request in past which has been granted by wikimedia stewards.Can you plz provide me a link for policies regarding electing sysop for any wikimedia projects.Thank you--Mayur 14:43, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]
Done. Measuring activity levels and the applicability of a vote is up to individual stewards best judgment. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 14:52, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]
Temp status granted for 3 months. If all goes well during that time I'll support permanent status. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 14:52, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]
removed Matanya 08:51, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Hi, I am mayur a bureaucrat and sysop of hindi wikipedia,I have contributed hindi wikipedia a lot.I am also interested to contribute to punjabi wiki.This wiki has also lack of active users and some gadgets & tools.Transliteration tool is also not working well int his project.As punjabi is also my native languagge , i am interested to help this project by improving its transliteration tool and some others features.Please grant me sysop access so as to develop this project.Thank you--Mayur 08:32, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]

Hello, could you please give us a link to an approval from local community? --Mercy 08:37, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
i have applied at request page for admin, you can see the local policy there--Mayur 10:39, 21 January 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done to expire on 2011-05-05.Jusjih 17:25, 5 February 2011 (UTC)[]
removed Matanya 08:51, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Artem Korzhimanov@ru.wikinews

I have more than 400 edits in this domain and I am an administrator and arbitrator in ru.wp. I would like to help with importing some useful features for which I need access to MediaWiki. Our community is quite small (about 6-7 active users) so I hope 2 3 votes "pro" is enough for making decision. Artem Korzhimanov 14:13, 23 October 2010 (UTC)[]

Are there any active users with edit histories more than a couple months old? I see that everybody who voted for you are rather new to ru.wikinews; I would like to see what more experienced users have to say. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 21:37, 24 October 2010 (UTC)[]
Hm... Probably, I am misunderstanding your question, but two "pro" votes were given by Akishin D. and Ssr. Both have quite long edit histories: Akishin — since March, 2010 and Ssr —since May, 2010. Both are administrators and the most active editors now. Artem Korzhimanov 08:44, 25 October 2010 (UTC)[]
Without many active users, I prefer granting temporary flag while your wiki already has a few other administrators.Jusjih 03:25, 25 October 2010 (UTC)[]
Temporary flag, say, for a half a year would be ok. Artem Korzhimanov 08:44, 25 October 2010 (UTC)[]
Granted. To expire on 7 May 2011. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 02:51, 8 November 2010 (UTC)[]
removed Nick1915 - all you want 11:05, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[]


As the elwikinews has been created on 8th April 2011, I am requesting for both sysop rights and import rights there for a period of 1 month so that I can import all the pages from the Wikimedia Incubator to that newly created wiki. Thanks. Hydriz 05:34, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done for one months. Expires on 9 May 2011. Ruslik 08:19, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[]
Removed both expired flags. Please reapply if needed.--Jusjih 00:02, 9 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I granted 6 months to user by a request on my talk page, wiki alone and no active admin. Request of user. To expire 19/05/2011 - @lestaty discuţie 21:19, 19 November 2010 (UTC)[]

removed Matanya 06:06, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]


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

Can you give admin rights to Ionutzmovie permanently? The current bureaucrat is not active or does not have time. See the discussion.MSClaudiu 08:42, 18 February 2011 (UTC)[]

Not with only one vote. How about three months temporary status and then either a renewal or a new vote to see if there is enough community support for permanent? --Daniel Mayer (mav) 12:34, 19 February 2011 (UTC)[]
The problem is that now on ro.wikinews are just 2 active members, me and MSClaudiu. I've also been elected admin on ro wiki. But sure, if there is no other posibility I will accept the rights for three months.Ionutzmovie
  Granted for 3 months, till 19 May 2011--Nick1915 - all you want 17:24, 19 February 2011 (UTC)[]
removed Matanya 06:06, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Wōdenhelm has been actively editing the ang:Ænglisc Ƿikipǣdia for many years now and is one of the few editors to stick with it. He has also been a temporary admin on angwiki. This is now expired and so needs to be redone. I'd ask stewards to consider a 6 or 12 month adminship since 3 months seems a tad short for such a dedicated user who used the mop often when he had it. fr33kman 11:24, 20 November 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done temp permission to expire 20/05/2011. Cheers -- @lestaty discuţie 12:47, 20 November 2010 (UTC)[]
Excellent, thanks fr33kman 16:27, 20 November 2010 (UTC)[]
removed Matanya 08:34, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[]


I request permanent sysop in this recently created project. I'm the proposal of the project, already sysop in other projects (pt.wikipedia and eo.wikipedia) and have the support of the community in a one-week discussion. Thanks in advance. CasteloBrancomsg 08:55, 21 November 2010 (UTC)[]

  Question: Hi Castelo, when the community is still very small (see your RfA with only two votes), stewards generally grant a temporary access. I can give six months if you are in agreement. Regards - @lestaty discuţie 23:19, 21 November 2010 (UTC)[]
Agree. Thanks. CasteloBrancomsg 23:45, 21 November 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done to expire on 21/05/2011. --- @lestaty discuţie 00:03, 22 November 2010 (UTC)[]
Removed. Ruslik 06:53, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[]


Please grant admin right for temp 3 month per discussion, thanks Mjbmr Talk 20:09, 19 February 2011 (UTC)[]

please consider that this election is still in process and it is not finished. how mjbmr requested for access in the middle of election? just one day passed!? Kamix 21:38, 19 February 2011 (UTC)[]
Dear Kamix, do you think they can't see in the history ? Mjbmr Talk 21:57, 19 February 2011 (UTC)[]
  On hold until february 25th. Laaknor 22:39, 19 February 2011 (UTC)[]
Hi, dear Laaknor. As per your request the election continued till 25th. User:همان got 11 support votes, and no oppose vote.thank you for attention.Ομιλία Sahim 19:10, 26 February 2011 (UTC)[]

  Done מתניה 02:13, 28 February 2011 (UTC)[]

Removed. -- Màñü飆¹5 talk [es] 02:31, 28 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Miscellaneous requests

Four users@thwikipedia

During the test of new Abuse filter extension on Thai Wikipedia, I (user name: Taweetham) have accidentally lost auto-confirm status. The other three users (user names: Aristitleism, Sasakubo1717, Octahedron80) lost theirs too because of filter #2 that I have set up. The filter is now deactivated by other admin but we still cannot retrieve our status. Local sysops and bureaucrats have tried their best to fixed this but to no avail. So, requesting help here is our last resort solution. Please kindly restore auto-confirm status on th.wikipedia for four of us (Taweetham, Aristitleism, Sasakubo1717, Octahedron80). Thank you very much. --Taweetham 03:04, 8 May 2011 (UTC)[]

Would you prefer if every action of that filter is undone, or if only your 4 users autoconfirmed status is restored? Which is better likely depends on how many other users were impacted. Prodego talk 03:44, 8 May 2011 (UTC)[]
Done. No other (unblocked) users were affected. —Pathoschild 03:53:49, 08 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for restoration. But I have to say that certain functions are still locked and therefore unable to be used, such as special characters under text box and Scripts. And I guest that the three other users suffer with the same also. --Aristitleism 04:23, 8 May 2011 (UTC)[]
After discussion, it is local problem, not in connection with this restoration or filter. Sorry. --Aristitleism 04:41, 8 May 2011 (UTC)[]
  Done Thank you very much. We have just introduced a number of MediaWiki extensions and upgrades resulting in a mess like this one. As my autoconfirm status is restored, I can now clear up other problems at local site myself. --Taweetham 05:31, 8 May 2011 (UTC)[]