Steward requests/Permissions/2012-12

Administrator access


Administrators have not been active for a long time. → Ushau 09:22, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi Ushau97, if you wish to apply for adminship, you need to inform the local community of your request (e.g. posting on a Request for Adminship page, or your Village Pump). (Comment: I notice that this project has 3 admins, 2 of them are bureaucrats. They all seem to be inactive) --Bencmq (talk) 02:30, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi Bencmq, I have now applied for adminship in Dhivehi wikipedia rfa page. However, since no editors are active, I don't suppose I will be getting any votes in the near future. → Ushau 11:52, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
  On hold until 30 November. --Bencmq (talk) 12:43, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
  Not done dvwiki has bureaucrats. Please speak with dv:User:Glaciousbillinghurst sDrewth 05:20, 2 December 2012 (UTC).


I have not been active for a long time. Now I active in Buginese Wikipedias. I want to be a steward/sysops again to active Buginese.→ --Bersatu (talk) 19:17, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi Bersatu, please open a request at your local community, and post a link here, thanks. --Bencmq (talk) 02:53, 23 November 2012 (UTC) (talk) 12:35, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
  On hold until 30 November. --Bencmq (talk) 12:44, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
  Done--Shizhao (talk) 02:43, 3 December 2012 (UTC)


Consensus leads to approval. -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 14:11, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

After having waited for 5 days, you may do this for another 22 days to make it a Xmas present. ;-) --Leyo (talk) 00:11, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. --Millosh (talk) 04:14, 3 December 2012 (UTC)


Consensus leads to approval. -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 14:09, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

This RfA ended four days ago. NNW (talk) 09:14, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 22:48, 3 December 2012 (UTC)


Respectfully request extending my temporary adminship so I can continue to maintain the Ilokano Wikipedia. Previous admins remains in-active. Thanks.Lam-ang (talk) 00:10, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

On hold until 8 December. Ruslik (talk) 16:34, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
Message posted on 26 November, so   On hold until 3 December. Trijnsteltalk 23:02, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  Done. --Millosh (talk) 04:34, 3 December 2012 (UTC)


I will improve Buginese Wikipedias.--Aplikasi (talk) 12:53, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

On hold until 30 November. Bennylin 13:11, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
Please provide a link to local request/discussion/vote, thanks --Bencmq (talk) 02:41, 24 November 2012 (UTC) (talk) 05:35, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
  Done.--Jusjih (talk) 11:18, 4 December 2012 (UTC)


--Gubin 08:28, 29 November 2012 (UTC)


--Gubin 07:52, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

  • 4 pro with result from affiliate admin. Facepalm. Saint Johann (ru) 20:58, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
    With this level of support only temporal admin flag for 3 months is possible. Ruslik (talk) 08:35, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
    User has been withdrawn his candidature. Saint Johann (ru) 18:07, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
      Not done then. --Bencmq (talk) 07:10, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Roberta F.@hr.wikiquote

I asked here to give Roberta F. admin rights 3 months ago, according to our (then) vote 4:0. Steward granted temp adminship for 3 months. Few days ago I asked remaining users who did not express their opinion last time to do it now, so now we have 9:0. Please respect wish of community and act accordingly, thank you. SpeedyGonsales (talk) 12:54, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:08, 8 December 2012 (UTC)


Hello. The Esperanto Wikisource doesn't have any administrator right now, so I'm requesting to be made administrator again.--Frglz (talk) 02:20, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. --Millosh (talk) 23:19, 11 December 2012 (UTC)


Hello. I was granted a three-month temporary admin status on 13 September, which is to expire soon. I was advised to request extension a few days before expiration, which I am doing, or to hold a local election (which is not feasible due to low activity on the project, see link to inactive discussion above). Thank you. --PICAWN (talk) 20:46, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. 6 months this time. Expires on 13 April 2013. --Millosh (talk) 23:23, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. --PICAWN (talk) 21:57, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
But... Isn't it only 4 months until 13 April? --PICAWN (talk) 08:38, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
Right. Thanks for correction! I fixed it on "expiring" page. --Millosh (talk) 04:07, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Itar buttar@pa.wikibooks

It's about a month ago I placed a notification there about my wish but no response as there's no community. The wiki really needs to remove vandalism, nonsense and much more. So please oblige now. --Itar buttar (talk) 13:36, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Last time I checked, there's 1 oppose vote. Bennylin 11:26, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
Wanna tell you that the user opposed after very much later of the usual time for voting, moreover she has personal issues with me. Did you checked her contributions to the wiki, she 's only there to revert others. Neither there's a community nor she gonna contribute to develop the wiki, her intention is just to not let others do also. Her Punjabi is also too poor while I'm native a Punjabi. There's no active user, the wiki really needs an admin to remove useless content, wikipedia-like articles, spam, vandalism etc.. Gonna you wait for a support? --Itar buttar (talk) 14:19, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
I see 3 opposes and one support. All from users with little or not contributions to the project tho. Snowolf How can I help? 06:51, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
3 opposes and 2 supports as of now. Even thought that the voters aren't much active there, it is not really consensus to grant a right. -Barras talk 10:59, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
  Not done all of the users have little if any involvement with the wiki in questions, but there does not appear to be consensus to promote, per Barras. Snowolf How can I help? 17:07, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


Has sufficient support for three month temporary adminship now. Regards, Vogone (talk) 00:10, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 00:15, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access


Hi, One year back I requested to remove my admin flags (including bureaucrat) in Malayalam wikisource as I was busy with other wiki activities. Now since I am back to Malayalam wiki editing activities kindly reinstate my admin flags in Malayalam wikisource. Thank you --Shijualex (talk) 03:42, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

  Not done has active local 'crats and anyway I do not believe it is within our powers grant userrights such as 'crat without any sort of community involvement. Snowolf How can I help? 17:05, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

CheckUser access

Tahir mq@urwikipedia

--محمد شعیب (talk) 18:02, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

There's something clearly not appropriate going on, all of the supports were added by one user [2]... Snowolf How can I help? 13:05, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
No, the voting moved from another page by one user. See this history. --محمد شعیب (talk) 16:12, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
  Not doneI don't really understand this whole moving the votes thing, it really doesn't look right. Regardless, there are not enough votes, see CheckUser policy#Access to CheckUser. Snowolf How can I help? 19:26, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

محمد شعیب@urwikipedia

--محمد شعیب (talk) 18:02, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

As above, [3]... Snowolf How can I help? 13:06, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
  Not doneI don't really understand this whole moving the votes thing, it really doesn't look right. Regardless, there are not enough votes, see CheckUser policy#Access to CheckUser. Snowolf How can I help? 19:27, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


--Frigotoni ...i'm here; 12:56, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

  On hold pending identification, please see Steward handbook/email templates#Notification that identification is required and contact the WMF. Snowolf How can I help? 13:04, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
  Done as the user is now identified. I suggest that you email one of the Checkuser-l admins so that you can be granted access to said mailing list and cuwiki. If you're active on IRC, likewise you can request access to the checkuser channel, but I do not believe that's the case. Snowolf How can I help? 07:56, 6 December 2012 (UTC)


For the record: Tanvir gave user Vituzzu last night CheckUser rights on Meta-Wiki after a succesfull RfCU. Trijnsteltalk 19:52, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Four stewards@enwiki

  • Temporary access for the scruitneeers of the current Arbitration Committee election, approved by a majority of the arbs not running. Filed here for the record. Thanks. For the Arbitration Committee. Courcelles 00:42, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
  Done--Vituzzu (talk) 01:04, 11 December 2012 (UTC)


Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:46, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:46, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Timotheus Canens@en.wikipedia

Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:46, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Worm That Turned@en.wikipedia

Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:46, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Oversight access


Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:47, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:47, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Timotheus Canens@en.wikipedia

Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:47, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Removal of access

Arbcom de:wp

Please deadmin the leaving members of de:arbcom: de:Benutzer:Hosse, de:Benutzer:Magister and give the rights to de:Benutzer:Nicola, de:Benutzer:Toter Alter Mann and de:Benutzer:Plani. Thanks --Hosse (talk) 00:21, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. -- Mentifisto 02:06, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

FYI, the bureaucrats are responsible for the giving of sysop rights in German Wikipedia, and they also may decide in an election like this with just one vote difference between 3 candidates, who gets the rights and who doesn't. So this can't replace a bureaucrat decision and I entered an objection against the decision. I hope there will be a decision of the local bureaucrats soon. I'm very astonished (and so are the local bureaucrats) that there are given sysoprights here at Meta Wiki for users of the German Wikipedia which should be known here to every steward to have local bureaucrats. Even more, this here is no section for giving sysop rights, but for "removal of access", as the section says. --Geitost diskusjon 14:14, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

I think that Mentifisto assumed that, given an outgoing arbitrator specifically requested the sysop of the new members in this way, this was for some reason standard procedure. There was no intent to overrule the local 'crats. We can probably remove them and let the local 'crats handle this if they request it so that it is logged locally and it's an issue. It would be great to hear directly from the local 'crats. As for the section thing, nah it really doesn't make a difference where it's filed. Snowolf How can I help? 23:06, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
I reported about you answer, the bcrats will reply you soon, regards, -jkb- 23:55, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
I think it's not necessary to remove the rights - just to give them the rights again locally. But for the future it would be good if stewards don't grant sysop rights on wikis with active bureaucrats. Not only because of the logs, but also because local bureaucrats could better assess whether granting the rights is correct regarding the community rules. --APPER (talk) 00:13, 2 December 2012 (UTC) (bureaucrat on de.wikipedia)
Indeed, this slipped my mind. My apologies. -- Mentifisto 01:13, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Shit happens! It's safe to assume that Mentifisto acted in view of AGF. So this request could be archived now. Best regards, — YourEyesOnly (talk) 07:03, 2 December 2012 (UTC)


--APPER (talk) 18:02, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done--Vituzzu (talk) 18:23, 2 December 2012 (UTC)


For some personal reason, I'll not have time to do some works, so please remove my admin permission. Thank you! --Wangxuan8331800 (talk) 12:08, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:21, 4 December 2012 (UTC)


I was temporally granted admin permissions for a maitenance task because no admin with suitable knowledge was available at that moment. This is not needed anymore and I don't pretend to carry one any admin responsibility. --Toniher (talk) 13:04, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:19, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

User (WV-fr) Quirk@fr.wikivoyage

Bonjour, cet utilisateur a zero contribution, avec ce type de nom qui n'est pas adéquat. Merci beaucoup pour votre aide. FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 22:59, 3 December 2012 (UTC

  Done because the user didn't agree with migration. --Vituzzu (talk) 15:23, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop status on Pl-Wiki. Gdarin | talk 10:40, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

  On hold for 24 hours per standard procedure. Snowolf How can I help? 12:07, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:15, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Deviathan dv:wp

--Glacious (talk) 06:25, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

  Not done Firstly, this is a page for meta specific issues, not dvwiki. Removal requests for your wiki would need to occur at Steward requests/permissions. Secondly, unless your community has an automatic removal clause, we would expect to see this discussed on your wiki initially and open for at least a week; and then see either a consensus for the removal, or at least nobody disagreeing with the approach. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:51, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
moved from Meta:Administrators/Removal by Trijnstel on 9 December.

Self-demission. --Zumbo (talk) 16:37, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 16:47, 10 December 2012 (UTC)


—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bambadee (talk)

Please link to the local inactivity-policy. -- Tegel (Talk) 02:21, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
There isn't a inactivity-policy on es.wikiversity. Disregard this request please Esteban (talk) 00:14, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes, there isn't a policy about this and moreover the inactive administrators are 8...why Barcex? --Antur (talk) 14:47, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
  Not done. -- Tegel (Talk) 01:10, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

User's bureaucrat privileges were revoked as per this request but he remains an administrator. On the Icelandic Wikipedia, these positions were merged in 2007 so they should always be granted or revoked together. Please revoke this user's administrator's privileges. --Bjarki S (talk) 16:52, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Done, thanks for letting us know. PeterSymonds (talk) 16:56, 12 December 2012 (UTC)


Thank you. --Paulis (talk) 19:28, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. --Millosh (talk) 04:13, 15 December 2012 (UTC)


Please remove the administrator and bureaucrat flags of this only bureaucrat there, who is inactive there after 2009-11-18 here and 2011-01-31 elsewhere on Wikimedia.--Jusjih (talk) 15:55, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:48, 18 December 2012 (UTC)


Please remove the administrator and bureaucrat flags of this only bureaucrat there, who is inactive there after 2010-05-30 here and 2012-02-23 elsewhere on Wikimedia.--Jusjih (talk) 19:54, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 22:46, 18 December 2012 (UTC)


This user has been inactive since 30-12-2008. –BruTe talk 20:20, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Done; please thank Trulala for their work. PeterSymonds (talk) 17:54, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Chiacomo@en.wikinews, Eloquence@en.wikinews, IlyaHaykinson@en.wikinews

Please remove the bureaucrat flag ONLY from these three users. Per our inactivity policy, these users are to be de-cratted. --Skenmy talk 16:34, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 17:47, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for the speedy action, PeterSymonds! --Skenmy talk 23:18, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Checkuser flag of four stewards@enwiki

I've removed those temporary flags as the work is done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 07:36, 21 December 2012 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop rights on Thanks. --海獺 (Racco) (talk) 18:37, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for your work there and elsewhere! PeterSymonds (talk) 21:02, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Ahonc@ua.wikimedia, Kharkivian@ua.wikimedia, Lumpia@ua.wikimedia

Please remove sysop status form these users. Due to site policy only WM Ukraine Board and AuditCom members have sysop status there. These users did not elected to new WM-UA Board or AuditCom.--Anatoliy (talk) 20:14, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Can you please point us to the changed policy or message where this is explained on uawikimedia? Trijnsteltalk 22:13, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
As I remember this has always been the case in uawikimedia that only board members are sysops. Ruslik (talk) 18:51, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:20, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Renier Maritz@af.wikibooks

Please remove the inactive user from administrator and bureaucrat flags, with no local opposition.--Jusjih (talk) 11:51, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done --Luckas msg 13:21, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

דניאל ב.@he.wikipedia

Please remove my administrator access (only). Thank you :) Daniel B (talk) 00:40, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Thank you for your service. --Jyothis (talk) 00:59, 27 December 2012 (UTC)


Please remove my administrator access. Thank you. --Hillock65 (talk) 13:16, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Would need some confirmation that indeed you are the user in question on ukwikinews... Snowolf How can I help? 13:19, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
Nvm, found it.   On hold for 24 hours per standard practice. Snowolf How can I help? 13:19, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
  Done Snowolf How can I help? 13:22, 28 December 2012 (UTC)


Thehelpfulbot was granted ad hoc admin rights to delete a large number of empty file pages. It has now finished its task, and the admin rights should be removed, per this discussion. Also see the bot owner's message on my talk page. --Peter Talk 18:42, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:43, 28 December 2012 (UTC)


Please remove my oversight rights on enwiki. --Deskana (talk) 23:40, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done and thanks for all the help the past five years! Hopefully you won't resign completely. =) Trijnsteltalk 23:49, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Dank u wel. I will remain active as a checkuser on enwiki. That's keeping me busy enough as it is, right now! --Deskana (talk) 23:53, 29 December 2012 (UTC)


Please remove my administrator rights on --Makecat 13:07, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done--Vituzzu (talk) 13:12, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


Please remove my administrator rights on --Makecat 13:24, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 13:27, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


I was given sysop access on yi wiki in 2008, to help fix a problem with RTL layout. I have not used it since, and I don't see a reason to keep this permission.

Also, a zillion other users have sysop and bureaucrat access in that wiki. Most of these were given without voting, and IMHO, can be revoked too. --Huji (talk) 18:54, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Please start a discussion on yiwiktionary (if needed) and make a list of the users who can do without admin rights. Thanks. :) Trijnsteltalk 19:02, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


I was given importer access to mzn wiki in may 2012, as a one-month permission. I was under the assumption that it would be revoked without my asking; it hasn't been, and I don't see a reason to keep this permission. --Huji (talk) 18:54, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. We probably missed this one. Thanks as well. Trijnsteltalk 19:02, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:49, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Cool Hand Luke@en.wikipedia

Thank you in advance,  Roger Davies talk 22:49, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:13, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Temporary permissions (expired and rejected requests only)

Roberta F.@hr.wikiquote

Small project, no bureacrat, so request is here. SpeedyGonsales (talk) 14:51, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

  Granted for 3 months to expire on 2012-12-07. To prolong your (interface) adminship, please start another election a few days before your temporary access expires, and after a week post your request again to this page. Thanks. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:59, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Expiration notice posted on hr.wikiquote (here). Trijnsteltalk 23:17, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
Extended to permanent. Ruslik (talk) 19:12, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests


I would like to apply for importer rights for in order to import templates from the English wikipedia and sister projects.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 17:25, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Stewards prefer to allocate transwiki import rights rather then import rights, and for tewiki I do not see that there are transwiki rights set up in the initialisation. We addressed this in the previous section, and would encourage you to follow Strainu's lead for your wiki. Putting this   On holdbillinghurst sDrewth 07:12, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
To check your wiki, compare tewiki and meta and your looking for
... <param name="interwikisource" description="For interwiki imports: wiki to import from">billinghurst sDrewth 07:28, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
I've prepared the configuration change and Reedy have just deployed it, so you can now process.
For reference, this is Bugzilla:41880 --Dereckson (talk) 18:31, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  Not done As a sysop you are already able to do transwiki import. Ruslik (talk) 17:31, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Ahonc@ukwikibooks

    I need temporary (1 day) importer status in ukwikibooks. User:Antanana (sysop from ukwikipedia) ask me to move some articles (which should be deleted as non-encyclopaedic) from ukwiki to ukwikibooks.--Anatoliy (talk) 23:49, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

    Assigned until 8 December. Ruslik (talk) 12:25, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
    Removed. Ruslik (talk) 07:22, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

    Transwiki importer rights on

    This request is for granting transwiki import rights to one more user સમકિત on Community consensus is taken for this and he has received overwhelming response. Currently only 2 admins (as there are only 2 active) and one more user have these rights and Sam.ldite is actively engaged in creating templates. With import rights, he will be better able to do this by importing templates that we use mostly from the 23:38, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

      Done Ruslik (talk) 18:44, 18 December 2012 (UTC)


    As part of the migration, we need to import some important policy pages and talk pages from wts-old, while preserving their history. I have the relevant XML back ups for upload. We have no importers as of now. Peter Talk 18:48, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

    Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:57, 21 December 2012 (UTC)


    Per discussion, 8/0/0. Ajraddatz (Talk) 01:10, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

      Done Ruslik (talk) 17:13, 22 December 2012 (UTC)