Steward requests/Permissions/2018-02

Administrator access


—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Assoc (talk) 09:05, 29 January 2018‎

Nothing visible at the link. --MF-W 11:31, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: I guess he isn't pointing to Wong128hk, but @Midleading: as per s:zh:Wikisource:管理员#現時的管理员提名 (is from a temporary administrator who wanna get permanent administrator right). However, even this user, currently the request has one support and one neutral votes, which doesn't seem OK to get permanent... --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:19, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
I see the user Assoc is now blocked. Whatever may be the situation with the RFA, a new and correct request should be filed here, if something is to be done. --MF-W 14:11, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Up to now, Midleading has four support votes, and the request was filed. --Horizon Sunset (talk) 01:40, 2 February 2018 (UTC)


I'm requesting admin rights on this year's Wikimania conference wiki, in my role as Program Committee chair. Wittylama (talk) 14:26, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

  Done @Wittylama: May be you want to be a bureaucrat? This will free stewards from managing this wiki. Ruslik (talk) 20:41, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Ruslik0 and yes, that would be helpful. My first act would be to make Discott an admin - he's the conference coordinator and president of the local Chapter. Could you also make user:EYoung (WMF) a bureaucrat on the Wikimania Wiki? She's the WMF event manager after all, and 'the buck stops with her' on all things Wikimania. Wittylama (talk) 12:36, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Wittylama - you're now a bureaucrat there and therefore you can now flag admins and bureaucrats yourself. I'll update the community portal page accordingly but please watch it for possible new right requests. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:42, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Hopefully the new power doesn't go to my head mwah-ha-ha-ha! :-) Wittylama (talk) 16:34, 2 February 2018 (UTC)


I am sysop by user name Aabdullayev851, but I don't use this username anymore, I want transfer my sysop to my new user name (Drabdullayev17). Local community agree with it. --Drabdullayev17 (talk) 07:50, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)


Arabic wikibooks has 2 admins only (one of them is inactive) so please give him Permanent adminship according to the vote (full consensus), thanks for advance --Ibrahim.ID 11:31, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:21, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks!--Sigma'am (talk) 19:39, 20 February 2018 (UTC)


User has reached 5 votes in favour of granting admin access (4 is minimum requirement). Please could you change this user’s privileges as soon as possible. Kind regards, 17:06, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Not done: iswiki has lots of local bureaucrats to handle this request. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:48, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
is:Special:Diff/1582080 as well. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

MZaplotnik & Hladnikm@slwikiversity

I request for the prolongation of admin rights for 2 years for both admins (the last request was granted for 18 months. After 3 weeks of discussion being open no user has objected. Both admins make admin and clean-up actions (see logs [2] and [3]) however SL Wikiversity is still quite disciplined wiki community of a few student projects so there is not much admin work to be done. MZaplotnik(talk) 23:12, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Proposing my fellow stewards, in regard to the several times temporary adminship has been granted and renewed, and that each time has been for longer; to grant both permanent administrator status at this time. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:16, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  Done as permanent adminship based on MA's comment and applicants' prior histories. MBisanz talk 15:33, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank You, MBisanz and MarcoAurelio! MZaplotnik(talk) 11:13, 23 February 2018 (UTC)


Nomination got 9 supports (2 admins, 6 reviewers & 1 autopatrolled) and opposed by 2 members (1 admin and 1 reviewer). --अजीत कुमार तिवारी (talk) 12:02, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
As per Local Policy "For Sysop, There is need 80% Consensus". I think this nominations fullfill its createria. He is our formar sysop. Please re-grant him Sysop.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 12:47, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Please fix the section link. It leads to no specific section in my browser and I can't read Hindi. Thank you. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:33, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
I will try to fix the section link. You can take the reference of 2.1 of that (required) section. --अजीत कुमार तिवारी (talk) 01:40, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
MarcoAurelio Hi, Fixed--Jayprakash >>> Talk 04:25, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: Its (section link) fixed. You may proceed now. Thanks. --अजीत कुमार तिवारी (talk) 06:09, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
  Done; please remove all redundant local userrights to the user now that he's got the admin toolset (those that overlap); the same with the user promoted yesterday. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:35, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks you very much MarcoAurelio.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 11:22, 26 February 2018 (UTC)


Nomination got 6 supports (1 admins, 4 reviewers & 1 autopatrolled) and opposed by 1 members (1 admin). --अजीत कुमार तिवारी (talk) 12:07, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
As per Local Policy "For Sysop, There is need 80% Consensus". I think this nominations fullfill its createria.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 12:47, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 20:34, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access


-- Agremon (talk) 11:24, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Not done; local bureaucrats are active, please ask them. --MF-W 11:30, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
(Edit conflict.) Agremon: you're a local bureaucrat at glwiki, so you can do that yourself at gl:Special:UserRights/Estevoaei. Saludos, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:32, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

CheckUser access


Thank you! Eynal (talk) 18:31, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

  Not done, is this a joke? Last edit was in 2015. Stryn (talk) 18:38, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: Added by a user for whom this was the first edit on Meta. User has only a handful of edits elsewhere. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:12, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Oversight access

Removal of access


Requesting removal of sysop rights on hi.wikipedia. I have already notified the local community on appropriate page. --SM7 --talk-- 07:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 12:05, 1 February 2018 (UTC)


Emergency desysop under our emergency procedures; certified by Arbitrators BU Rob13, KrakatoaKatie and Ks0stm. Already done, but notifying you per our procedure. Please also globally lock the account until control can be proven. Katietalk 03:06, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

  Done both requests.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 03:15, 1 February 2018 (UTC)


Some Personal Reason I don't want to/ not able to edit wikipedia but wiki editing is my habit, so Please globally lock my account Parmenantly. Thanks.--आर्यावर्त (talk) 04:41, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Requesting to please hold action on this request for 2 days. Regards. --Anamdas (talk) 14:41, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
@Steward Please Drop this Req. We are try to resolve it locally. He is our Most Wiki Dedicated Person. Thanks--Jayprakash >>> Talk 21:25, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
I want to withdraw; closed as not done by self. Thanks.-आर्यावर्त (talk) 00:50, 2 February 2018 (UTC)


He/she has been inactive for last 3 months on jawiki. According to our desysop policy, I request to remove his sysop access. Thanks in advance. --Penn Station (talk) 12:33, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Thanks for their services on Wikimedia projects. RadiX 02:42, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Pavel Krupička@cs.wikipedia

Please remove my sysop rights. I am not going rethink my request. Thank you. --Pavel Krupička (talk) 02:15, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

  On hold for 24h, standard for resignation of advanced rights. RadiX 02:44, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for your service as an admin. --MF-W 13:53, 3 February 2018 (UTC)


  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions (given that it's still a voluntary resign). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:25, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 11:22, 5 February 2018 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop (consequently bureaucrat) rights at nl.wikipedia. Thank you very much. JurriaanH (talk) 12:59, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:02, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
I don't like this ... :-( Please think about it, I don't want to lose another good nlwiki admin. Trijnsteltalk 14:33, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
JurriaanH: given Trijnstel's comments above, would you like to think about this further? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:24, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
No. She won't miss me as a sysop or bureaucrat, since I have been quite inactive as sysop/bureaucrat in the past few months, and that will not change in the coming five months. I will still contribute as a regular contributor later this year. I have explained this to Trijnstel at the Dutch Wikipedia. Thank you. JurriaanH (talk) 13:50, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Okay. Just wanted to be sure. Hope that no offence is taken. This is   Done now. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:54, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Emergency doc@de.wikipedia

Wants to have his administrator and oversight access removed. Altsprachenfreund (talk) 15:46, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions Linedwell [talk] 20:40, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Done. Matiia (talk) 19:58, 6 February 2018 (UTC)


Per consensus of the community, removal of sysop and bureaucrat access, due to very long inactivity. Kubura (talk) 20:14, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

  Not done I see very recent log actions. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:27, 6 February 2018 (UTC)


Per consensus of the community, removal of sysop access, due to very long inactivity. Kubura (talk) 20:14, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

E.coli and Saxum stopped being active before both Joy and Dalibor Bosits. Still they aren't on the list. That's weird. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:29, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Dalibor Bosits@hrwiki

Per consensus of the community, removal of sysop access, due to very long inactivity. Kubura (talk) 20:14, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

See above. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:29, 6 February 2018 (UTC)


Per the policy: Global sysop rights should be removed after 6 months of no usage of the tools/inactivity. This user didn't used his GS right for more than 6 months, then his GS rights should be removed. --Stïnger (会話) 13:42, 9 February 2018 (UTC).

  Done with thanks for their work. @Jyothis and Trijnstel: Please remove the user from the respective mailing list. RadiX 13:49, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Done. Trijnsteltalk 19:32, 9 February 2018 (UTC)


According to our local policy (ro:Wikipedia:Revocare#Expirare), administrators and bureaucrats lose their special permissions if they have been inactive for more than 1 year. The period of inactivity is measured since their last contribution.

User Roamata made his last contribution on February 11, 2017. We have notified him both on his talk page and by e-mail message. I kindly ask you to remove his sysop rights. --Pafsanias (talk) 11:36, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:48, 11 February 2018 (UTC)


I successfully underwent a meta RfA soon after I became a Steward so as to ensure any administrative actions I did on Meta met with the approval of the community. This was at a time when the automatic administrator status on meta that came with the Steward role was somewhat controversial. As I will be stepping down as a Steward shortly, it makes sense for me to return the administrator bit as well. If I return to more active status in the future, I will resubmit an RfA if necessary. Thank you. -- Avi (talk) 23:10, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

@Avraham: Why don't you wait till the end of Steward confirmations? Maybe you'll change your mind after this. RadiX 13:59, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
If you really want to relinquish the bit it can be removed, but I disagree with the reasoning given. You passed an RfA therefore you're an administrator in right of this project. You shouldn't be worried to use your admin bit after you leave the stewards team. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:21, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
I'm stepping down as a steward due to lack of time and availability to support the projects as I should. Unfortunately, I don't see myself able to give more than the minimum of time to any project other than Enwiki, and even there I'll probably give up OS/CU, so I don't want to hold hats just because I have them. I've worn more hats than most anyone in greater Wikimedia, I'm OK with letting them go when I cannot use them for their intended purpose. If I had the time to be a Meta Admin, I wouldn't be stepping down as a steward. Thank you for your kind words of support! -- Avi (talk) 01:00, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  Done, thanks for your work. Stryn (talk) 13:41, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: Nevertheless, he should be added to the patroller group, or at least the autopatroller group. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:03, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: added to autopatrolled as a local admin action. — xaosflux Talk 15:19, 12 February 2018 (UTC)


  •   Done Thank Avocato for his work, please. -- Avi (talk) 17:40, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Tsca, Bastique @ Wikimedia Commons

Due to the Commons' inactivity policy (criterion #3), I hereby request the removal of administrator rights from the aforementioned users. They have both been listed in the previous inactivity run and failed to perform the required number of admin actions in the past six months (see confirmation via an automated tool). Thank you! --B dash (talk) 02:36, 16 February 2018‎ (UTC)

Removed both, with thanks for their work. – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:53, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Please remove my sysop and CU flags. --ReAl (talk) 01:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

On hold for 24 hours, per standard practice. – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:50, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Done. @Trijnstel: could you remove the user from list and cu-wiki? Stryn (talk) 16:30, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! --ReAl (talk) 17:07, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Also done. Trijnsteltalk 17:38, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

rubin16 @ Wikimedia Commons

Done, with thanks for their work. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:43, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Albertus Aditya @ idwikipedia

On hold for 24 hours to give you a chance to reconsider, as per standard practice. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:45, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for your work. Stryn (talk) 19:20, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop and bureaucrat flags, thanks for advance --Ibrahim.ID 15:59, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

On hold for 24 hours to give you a chance to reconsider, as per standard practice. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:45, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for your work. Stryn (talk) 19:20, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

MaksOttoVonStirlitz @ ruwiktionary

  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 10:58, 23 February 2018 (UTC)


I wish to revoke my administrator rights at the Armenian Wikipedia. Pandukht (talk) 17:03, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 10:58, 23 February 2018 (UTC)


Due to our policy, I hereby request removal of administrator access due to lack of edits in the main namespace during a 1 year period (some administrative actions in this period are not enough). Openbk (talk) 01:15, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 10:58, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Marcelo Victor@ptwiki

The term of 1 year of Marcelo Victor as checkuser ended in February 20, and he doesn't intend to get another 1-year term as Checkuser. Please, remove his access. Best regards. EVinente (talk) 10:52, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 11:02, 23 February 2018 (UTC)


No edits or logged actions since July 13, 2017. User notified January 18, 2018. Please remove sysop flag. Christian Giersing (talk) 15:27, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

I would like to note that the user has actually edited since then, but not on da-wiki. As far as I know our policy on administrator inactivity does not specify whether or not only local edits count, and when it comes to removal of access I think such ambiguity should be interpreted in favor of the person likely to lose access. InsaneHacker (talk) 16:12, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
It isn't the role of stewards to decide what the local policy means. If there is ambiguity in how the local community chooses to interpret the policy, then you should establish a local consensus first and then bring the requested action to us. I will say that I haven't heard of any project allowing edits or actions on other wikis to count towards an activity requirement. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:47, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
We usually only look at local contributions when talking about inactive administrators. I have, however, mentioned it at w:da:Wikipedia-diskussion:Administratorer.
- Sarrus (ct) 18:32, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
I will propose that an execution is postponed 14 days until 2018-03-04 23.59 UTC, so that that Danish Wikipedia has time to exactly define the rules. --Madglad (talk) 19:09, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
For info: The discussion is going on here (in Danish): --Madglad (talk) 19:58, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
I'm marking the request as   Not done without prejudice. It seems that there's a discrepancy in the interpretation of local policy and that is being currently discussed. As such, closing this request for now, but you can open a new one at a late if this removal is to be performed, once that discussion ends. Thanks! —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:18, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

User Bjørn som tegner@no.wikipedia

The user died on 2018.02.19, please remove all flags. Haros (talk) 10:26, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 14:42, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Temporary permissions (expired and rejected requests only)


Shubha (talk) 05:23, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

  On hold till 23 November 2016. Ruslik (talk) 17:23, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2017-11-22. MBisanz talk 02:47, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

RemovedMarcoAurelio (talk) 22:13, 26 February 2018 (UTC)


I wish to prolong my adminship as it is going to expire soon. I've had two years of experience doing administrative tasks on this project, and my community request there hasn't received any objections since I posted it on November 16. Thanks. —ALittleQuenhi (talk to me) 09:42, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

  In progress... until November 23. -- Avi (talk) 19:21, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2017-11-22. . MBisanz talk 02:41, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
ExtendedMarcoAurelio (talk) 22:13, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Գաբրիելյան Աշոտ@hywikisource

Thank you :) --@ջեօ 21:19, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
  •   Granted for 6 months to expire on 2017-11-26. 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.RadiX 14:13, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
RemovedMarcoAurelio (talk) 22:14, 26 February 2018 (UTC)


As mentioned on the local discussion page (see link above), ro.wikisource has been subject to constant vandalisms (see recent changes page). That also includes obscenities and vandalism pages. As a long time patroller on this project, it seems that most of them are made by school kids. And for some reason or another, there some pages that were constantly vandalized. And they are always anonymous and almost never the same IPs. Anyway, there are two admins at ro.wikisource. Unfortunately, one of them is inactive for over 2 years and the other one inactive since October 2016. According to local policy, they should probably have their rights removed... But that won't solve any issue. Thanks Wintereu 00:09, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

  In progress... until May 26. -- Avi (talk) 16:14, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2017-11-29. . MBisanz talk 17:59, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Wintereu 08:33, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
RemovedMarcoAurelio (talk) 22:14, 26 February 2018 (UTC)


Requesting to extend the temporary admin access to the portal as the access expired on 2016-10-06. The community is still small and requires more time to elect a permanent admin. I can continue to provide the support on the project Omshivaprakash (talk) 09:28, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

On hold until 1 December. --MF-W 11:50, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2017-12-01. --MF-W 03:26, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Are you sure you granted the rights? I dont see it in the logs after 7 October 2016 --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:07, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
It seems like I haven't. But I have no active memory about this event. I also see that the user wasn't active anymore after Nov. 2016. --MF-W 11:26, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Special:AbuseLog/306814 :)--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 02:41, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
  Not done was never assigned so this should not be here... Stryn (talk) 18:25, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
RemovedMarcoAurelio (talk) 22:15, 26 February 2018 (UTC)


Asked for consensus already in September, no opposing. It is better always to have at least an admin in our wiki. Tn4196 (talk) 13:39, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

  •   Granted for 1 year to expire on 2017-12-08. Discussion open sufficient length of time without significant opposition. 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. -- Avi (talk) 17:52, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
ExtendedMarcoAurelio (talk) 22:15, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Athena in Wonderland@mwl.wikipedia

Hello, I'm an active user of Portuguese version of Wikipedia, and I always try my best to help contribute with the Mirandese and Portuguese versions, collaborating on the articles, recommendations, templates and also in other Wikimedia projects. The tools would be very useful to help in the editions of the protected domains, in the fight against vandalism, in the pages of elimination and in other administrative activities. Unfortunately, the Mirandese version of Wikipedia has only one active administrator, in my request for adminship there is no against votes and have 1 support vote. Currently, there are few editors in the Mirandese version to judge and vote, that's why I'm request here. I ask to the community to evaluate me to see if I am qualified, greetings and good editions to all. Athena in Wonderland (talk) 12:02, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

  Granted for 3 months to expire on 2017-12-09. -- Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:28, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
ExtendedMarcoAurelio (talk) 22:16, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests


I would like to request "import" right for مصعب (romanized as Mossab) on arwikisource. Mossab told me that he will use the right to import some books by file upload. He placed an announcement in the local Village Pump (link included above) and nobody objected. Mossab is a trusted user within Arabic communities as he is a sysop on arwiki, rollbacker on Wikidata as well as being a sysop and bureaucrat on arwikisource. Thank you. Meno25 (talk) 17:03, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:21, 8 February 2018 (UTC)


Are you affected by a global or local IP block? Ruslik (talk) 19:44, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Local. KATMAKROFAN (talk) 20:59, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Then you have to ask for a local IPBE. Global IPBE is for global blocks. See w:WP:IPEC. Specifically the section "How to request". --Majora (talk) 23:05, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  Not done - @KATMAKROFAN: please visit the link Majora put above, or w:WP:UTRS to request local exemption. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:40, 10 February 2018 (UTC)