Steward requests/Permissions/2021-11

Administrator access

Ralffralff@bcl.wikipedia

Good Day!

I would like to apply for the renewal of my administrator access in Bikol Wikipedia. As an administrator, I formalized my vision for Bikol Wikipedia through the WikiProyekto project which I believe had contributed significant impact to the local community. As a result, diversity on the featured topics is now more evident from the field of science to the arts.

As an editor, I am active in the creation of new Articles especially these past few months. Aside from the Articles, I am also active creating Non-articles like Redirects, Templates, and Talk pages. I also initiated the publishing and design of Portal pages in Bikol Wikipedia which were connected to the Main Page. I also actively participated to various projects and edit-a-thons organized by other editors from the Bikol community.

With regards to special administrator actions, I have done multiple blocking of user accounts or IP addresses which tries to contribute unwanted information to the local wikipedia. Deletion of articles through spam were also done whenever opportunity comes.

If ever granted the administrator access again: (1) I will ensure the balance which were currently observed in the continuous increase of the Number of articles and Depth of Bikol Wikipedia (2) I can help the current administrators again in monitoring of edits (3) I will create more WikiProjects to promote diversity of featured topics in Bikol Wikipedia.

Thank you!

--Ralffralff (talk) 14:49, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

  On hold until 2 November 2021 Ruslik (talk) 20:46, 27 October 2021 (UTC)
  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-04. Ruslik (talk) 19:52, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

Abubakr1111@ha.wikitionary

As a result of good and poor words creation in Hausa Wikitionary, I'm requesting this right to delete inaccurate pages and patrol the good pages. Abubakr1111 (talk) 19:31, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Abubakr1111,   Granted for 3 months to expire on 2022-02-08. 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. -- Base (talk) 19:54, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Pastooshek@pl.wikinews

The vote was about extending the duration of my sysop permissions on pl.wikinews for one year. Pastooshek (talk) 23:02, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold until 13 November 2021 Ruslik (talk) 20:43, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
Ruslik, oups, I haven't reloaded the page before granting :) But it did run for a week. Pastooshek,   Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-08. Since the community voted for explicit term and since the voters are long term active contributors. 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. --Base (talk) 20:59, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Gat lombart@lmo.wiktionary.org

Gat lombart (talk) 15:30, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

Gat lombart, considering that you already were a test-sysop   Granted for 6 months to expire on 2022-05-08. . To prolong you adminship please start a new vote locally a week before your adminship expires and put a request here if successful. --Base (talk) 20:14, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Neriah@he.wikinews.org

About six months ago, I asked for permission, and I got six months because there were no five voters. This time there are enough voters, so I'd like to get the authorization indefinitely. Thank you! Neriahtalk • 21:09, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

Neriah,   Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-08. . It is not about people voting per se unfortunately. Because most of the voters barely have any contributions and the community of the wiki is still very small at the moment, indefinite access is not possible at this point, but no problem with a longer temporary one. --Base (talk) 20:28, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Vit Koz@be.wikibooks

Already served as an administrator for this language wiki. Vit; talk 06:12, 10 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-11. Ruslik (talk) 21:02, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

Vit Koz@be.wiktionary

One vote of support, no one spoke out against. Vit; talk 06:53, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-13. Ruslik (talk) 20:50, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

Vit Koz@be.wikisource

No one spoke out against. Vit; talk 07:47, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-13. Ruslik (talk) 20:54, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

Vit Koz@be.wikiquote

Already served as an administrator for this language wiki. Vit; talk 08:03, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-13. Ruslik (talk) 20:48, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

Lepticed7@eo.wikisource

I candidated both for the administrator and interface administrator accesses. Lepticed7 (talk) 21:57, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold until November 13. Lepticed7, please enable 2 factor authentification, H:2FA, as soon a possible. It is required for interface administrator and you already are one in French Wiktionary. --Base (talk) 22:32, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
@Base: It’s done! :) Lepticed7 (talk) 07:48, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
Hi, I would like to know if I need to do something else, or is my demand okay? Lepticed7 (talk) 11:21, 13 November 2021 (UTC)
Lepticed7, everything is in order,   Granted for 6 months to expire on 2022-05-14. To prolong you adminship please start a new vote locally a week before your adminship expires and put a request here if successful. --Base (talk) 05:17, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Ericliu1912@zh.wikiversity

Currently a patroller at zh.wikiversity. 6 supports vs 0 opposition. Please kindly consider this request. Thank you. クオン·-{夢か……現なのか?}- 12:10, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

I think you might had mixed up, Ericliu1912 is now a patroller as far as I see. @Kuon.Haku Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:24, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your reminder. I have revised it. --クオン·-{夢か……現なのか?}- 12:37, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
Is this "on hold" too? Just asking. —— Eric LiuTalk 12:06, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-15. 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.. Sorry for letting this wait for this long! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 00:01, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

QueerEcofeminist@mrwikisource

I have been admin and interface admin for a while, I would like to work again so I asked for community approval link is as above. Please grant me the admin and interface admin for bit longer period, thanks QueerEcofeminist [they/them/their] 04:39, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 21:08, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

WAN233@zh-classical.wikipedia

I nominate myself for adminship and interface-adminship and I have got the support of the community.--WAN233 (talk) 23:05, 17 October 2021 (UTC)

On hold pending discussion with other stewards. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:14, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
Reinstated, but this is restored to the temporary status that existed prior to the office action. --Sotiale (talk) 12:16, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

Luc Patin@atj.wikipedia

This discussion is from 2020. Ruslik (talk) 20:56, 12 November 2021 (UTC)
It is the way anchor links work. There is another from 2021 there.   On hold till November 17th. --Base (talk) 05:01, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: @Base: It is now November 18th. Can we get an update please? Thanks, Amqui (talk) 15:53, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
Luc Patin, Amqui,   Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-18. To prolong you adminship please start a new vote locally a week before your adminship expires and put a request here if successful. That being said I have to note that there is an obvious evidence of canvassing present: second and third votes are by accounts for whom the votes are their very first Wikimedia edits. I have decided that it would be unconstructive to decline the request basing on those because the candidates are already active admins for 2 years, but please avoid asking random people to vote. --Base (talk) 19:26, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Thérèse Ottawa@atj.wikipedia

This discussion is from 2020. Ruslik (talk) 20:57, 12 November 2021 (UTC)
It is the way anchor links work. There is another from 2021 there.   On hold till November 17th. --Base (talk) 05:01, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: @Base: It is now November 18th. Can we get an update please? Thanks, Amqui (talk) 15:54, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
Thérèse Ottawa, Amqui,   Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-18. To prolong you adminship please start a new vote locally a week before your adminship expires and put a request here if successful. That being said I have to note that there is an obvious evidence of canvassing present: second and third votes are by accounts for whom the votes are their very first Wikimedia edits. I have decided that it would be unconstructive to decline the request basing on those because the candidates are already active admins for 2 years, but please avoid asking random people to vote. --Base (talk) 19:26, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

LuciferianThomas@zh.wikiversity

Currently a temporary sysop at zh.wikiversity. 5 supports vs 0 opposition. Please kindly consider this request. Thank you. クオン·-{夢か……現なのか?}- 12:10, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold until 22 November 2021 Ruslik (talk) 20:38, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
May I ask if my sysop term will be extended before my current one expires? LuciferianTalk 07:52, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-19. 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. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:58, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

Styyx@tkwikipedia

No opposition for over a month, so requesting temporary sysop rights. ~StyyxTalk? ^-^ 08:09, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 3 months to expire on 2022-02-20. 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. -- stanglavine msg 16:21, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

Enkhsaihan2005@bxr.wikipedia

Hi, I have been administrator of Buryat Wikipedia for 3 months and I was one of 3 administrator there. Now there are only 1 administrator left in Buryat wikipedia. I'd like to continue administrate Buryat Wikipedia. --Enkhsaihan2005 (talk) 11:49, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2022-05-23. 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. Ruslik (talk) 20:57, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

Gilles2014@ht.wikipedia

Hello, I have been administrating the haitian Wikipedia since 2018 year after year and I was the only administrator there. I’d like to continue to administrate this wiki during many years, please. I fought against vandalism, I created more than 2800 articles in 2021, I welcome new contributors and reread the contributions of others, I translate Wikimedia event announcements.--Gilles2014 (talk) 20:25, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold until 22 November 2021 Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
  Granted for 2 years to expire on 2023-11-23. Ruslik (talk) 20:49, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

Saimawnkham@shnwiktionary

My adminrights expired on 8 November 2021. So I would like to request for the renewal of adminrights. Thanks.Saimawnkham (talk) 05:44, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold until 2021-11-23 Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:12, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-26. 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. -- stanglavine msg 15:51, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Omarov M.@av.wikipedia

Salvete! This is foor time I have been elected as administrator of Avar Wikipedia. On some pages there are changes that do not correspond to the norms of this language and Wikipedia; it is necessary to protect some pages from vandalism. In this regard, it is necessary to take appropriate measures, and Avar Wikipedia has no active administrator; it is necessary to correct this situation. In this connection, I decided to be elected administrator again. I am familiar with the rights and duties of the administrator. With respect Omarov M. (talk) 15:48, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2022-11-27. Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Robertjamal12@tw.wikipedia

Hi, my native language is Twi and I can read and write Twi well. I understand Wikipedia policies, and I want to be given this right to help me properly maintain Twi Wikipedia. Robertjamal12 (talk) 15:48, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold until 28 November 2021 Ruslik (talk) 21:00, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2022-05-28. 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. Ruslik (talk) 20:28, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Interface administrator access

Hirok Raja@bnwikibooks

I want to have access of interface admin in Bengali Wikibooks, thanks. Hirok Raja (talk) 17:29, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 3 months to expire on 2022-02-25. 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. Ruslik (talk) 20:11, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

SM7@bh.wikipedia

I have previously had Interface admin rights for temporary periods on this wikipedia. This time, I request for the same for a period of not less than 6 months in order to maintain local gadgets as many of them need updation. I already have 2FA enabled and I have the same rights on hi.wikipedia as well as on hi.wikibooks (temp). I requested 7 days ago and there is no oppose. --SM7--talk-- 20:49, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 02:24, 28 November 2021 (UTC)
Sotiale, Thank you very much.--SM7--talk-- 07:02, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Ninjastrikers@mnw.wikipedia

Hello, I would like to request for temporary Interface adminship for myself at mnw.wikipedia to fix some css/js related issues and to install useful gadget. I currently have interface admin rights on mywiki and mywikt. Thank you. NinjaStrikers «» 06:31, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

  Granted for 3 months to expire on 2022-02-28. Ruslik (talk) 20:31, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Satpal Dandiwal@pa.wikipedia

I am an admin on Punjabi Wikipedia but due to update some mediawiki pages I need Interface admin rights. There is only one interface admin on Punjabi Wikipedia as of now. The have posted on the VP as well about requesting these rights. Kindly give me "interface admin" rights. Thank you. - Satpal Dandiwal (talk) 05:38, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

@Satpal Dandiwal Hello, can you please enable H:2FA, which is a requirement for interface adminship?   On hold until that happens. Thanks, Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:44, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
And until November 21 in any case. --Base (talk) 11:27, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
Dear @Martin Urbanec: & @Base:, I have enabled H:2FA. Kindly proceed according to your criteria or process. - Satpal Dandiwal (talk) 17:19, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
2FA is now OK.   On hold until 2021-11-21 to allow for a discussion to happen. Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:28, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2022-05-29. 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. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:37, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

CheckUser access

Sotiale@enwiki

Per local ArbCom motion, for the purpose of acting as scrutineer in our upcoming ArbCom elections. Maxim(talk) 17:07, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 19:51, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Martin Urbanec@enwiki

Per local ArbCom motion, for the purpose of acting as scrutineer in our upcoming ArbCom elections. Maxim(talk) 17:07, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 19:51, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Tks4Fish@enwiki

Per local ArbCom motion, for the purpose of acting as scrutineer in our upcoming ArbCom elections. Maxim(talk) 17:07, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 19:51, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Hyméros@fr.wikipedia

Please grant me the CheckUser access. VRTS Users Confidentiality Agreement & General Confidentiality Agreement, both signed. Thank you. Hyméros --}-≽ Yes ? 22:02, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold pending WMF Office confirming they received required signatures. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:52, 23 November 2021 (UTC)
  Done NDA signature verified, appointed following local procedure => promoted. @Trijnstel: Can you do the final honors here please? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:25, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

poudou!@fr.wikipedia

Could you please grant me the CheckUser access on Wikipedia-fr.
Please note that I have signed the "General confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information" on Phabricator with my global account: Poudou99 (which is the one I use in Commons, Mediawiki, Wikidata,...).
My local account on Wikipedia-Fr is Poudou!. However both these 2 accounts : Poudou! (on Wp-fr) and Poudou99 (my global account) have the same email adress.
Thanks. Regards, --Poudou99 (talk) 06:48, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold pending WMF Office's confirmation of the necessary signatures.
@Poudou99 Normally I would've asked you to confirm the request with the other account, but since your userpages are pretty clear about the connection, I'll abstain from that requirement. Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:12, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
Hi @Martin Urbanec. Thanks you for your understanding.
Indeed; these 2 account do not make things easy.
In 2007/2008 I started to use the global account Poudou99 in Wp-Fr and in Commons.
In 2016, after some periods of absence in WP-fr, I have created a new account in WP-fr (account which was renamed in Poudou!). But I always continued to use the account Poudou99 in Commons and in the other WM projects.
Yesterday, when I tried to connect in meta.wikimedia.org, the global account Poudou99 was chosen, and the same for Phabricator. It was impossible to create an account for Poudou! in Phabricator because Phabricator said that my email address was already in use.
So I signed the agreement with my Poudou99 account
I hope this situation will not complicate my request. --Poudou99 (talk) 08:07, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
Hello @NahidSultan (WMF) @JSutherland (WMF), can you please advise how to proceed here? There are multiple accounts involved, and I'm not sure if this form of a signature can be admitted. Thank you, Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:16, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
I think the user can create a new phabricator account, connect it to the alternate name, and sign the documents for the alternate name. This would avoid all exceptions. (At best the accounts should be merged, but I think this cannot be required.) --Krd 08:38, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
What Krd said - that could be one way to move with the signature. But my understanding is Legal doesn't require it as long as we can confirm the person using the alternate account is the same person who signed the document under a different account. As a next step, I would suggest Poudou99 to send a note to ca@wikimedia.org explaining the situation so that we can keep that for our internal record. As for adding the rights - this can go ahead as I can confirm the email used to sign the agreement is also the address that has been attached to these two accounts. Thanks. – NahidSultan (WMF) (talk) 11:20, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
@NahidSultan (WMF) Thanks for the suggestion.
@Poudou99 Can you please follow the next steps outlined by @NahidSultan (WMF) from the Office? Once the status of the signature is clarified by the Office, I'll be able to continue in processing this. Thanks for your understanding. Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:23, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
(conflict in editing)
@Martin Urbanec:
Hi,
Thanks everyone for helping me in trying to solve my double accounts problem.
I have to remind that the problem comes from the fact that my email address is common to my two accounts (Poudou! in WP-fr and Poudou99 in Commons).
Initially, Phabricator has linked my email address to my Commons account (Poudou99). But when I wanted to log into Phabricator with my WP-fr account (Poudou!), it failed because Phabricator said my email address was already in use. I've tried to change my email address on Commons side but Phabricator kept the old one.
I'm stucked on this point. So I had to sign with my Poudou99 account... And that does not work with my CU resquest for my WP-fr account.
I don't kwow if someone can cancel my Phabricator account (with Poudou99 name) so that I could create a new one for Poudou! and then I will be able to sign with this account.
I take note of the suggestion to write to ca@wikimedia.org (to what or to whom this address corresponds to ?).
Thx, --Poudou99 (talk) 12:33, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
@Poudou99 ca@wikimedia.org is an email address maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust and Safety team (aka T&S), which is the team @NahidSultan (WMF) is a member of. The team is (among other things) responsible for the NDA signature process.
For the Phabricator side of things, you would need to change the email address in Phabricator itself (it has a separate database, and it only takes your Wikimedia email address when you sign in for the first time). You can do it by logging in there, clicking the profile icon in top-right (next to the search box), clicking "Settings" and going to "Email addresses". In that screen, you can add a different email address, set it to Primary and then delete your old email address. Once you do so, you'll be able to create the other account. Let me know if you have any issues with that.
Hope this makes sense. Happy to clarify further if there are more questions. Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:39, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec:
I managed to change my email address in Phabricator for account Poudou99.
Now I have the same account Poudou99 in Commons, in Meta-Wikimedia and in Phabricator with the same email address for these sites (let's call it "addr2")
Then, I have created a new Phabricator account with account name "Poudou" associated to my account Poudou! in Meta-Wikimedia and in Wikipedia-Fr with the same email address (let's call it "addr1").
Finally, I have signed the aggreement with my Poudou account in Phabricator
Let me know if that is OK for you.
(you can see that I am connected now with the account Poudou! ) --Poudou! (talk) 14:29, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
I'll now wait for the office to review & confirm :). Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:42, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec:
May I ask you if you have received any new information? Should I have provided further data? --Poudou! (talk) 02:13, 29 November 2021 (UTC)
@Poudou! Not yet, Access to nonpublic personal data policy/Noticeboard still lists only one of your accounts. You claim to sign the agreement again with the other account on Friday, and now it's a Monday, so let's please allow few more days for the Office to confirm. Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:32, 29 November 2021 (UTC)
Signature is verified now. Everything else appears to be in order too. Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:38, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done @Poudou!: I just gave you the rights. @Trijnstel: Can you please do the final honors here (list/wiki/etc.)? Thanks! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:40, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Oversight access

Removal of access

Jo Lorib@metawiki

The user hasn't made any renames since they became a global renamer on 5 November 2020. As per the policy, their rights should be removed. Thanks! -- CptViraj (talk) 06:40, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:42, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Vahagn Petrosyan@enwiktionary

The community seems too inactive to form a consensus, so I invite you to join, if you are a Wiktionary user. GareginRA (talk) 21:09, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

  Not done. It is up to local community to form a consensus, and this page is not an appropriate place to invite people to participate in a discussion. --Base (talk) 22:34, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
Fair. GareginRA (talk) 23:27, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Lackope@sr.wikipedia

Please remove his sysop rights per the local inactivity policy, more than a six months without sysops action. --Ранко Николић (talk) 21:23, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:53, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Miljan Simonović@sr.wikipedia

Please remove his sysop and bureaucrat rights per the local inactivity policy, more than a six months without sysops action. --Ранко Николић (talk) 21:23, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Nirmos@sv.wikipedia

It is one year since Nirmos was elected to administrator, so it is time to do a new election, but Nirmos has not answered the question concerning a new nomination, so no new election has taken place. Svensson1 (talk) 19:13, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

@Svensson1: This is now   Done. Please note I did not remove the interface-admin permissions. If they should be removed as well, you should be able to do it yourself (as a bureaucrat). @Nirmos: Thank you for your service. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:42, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Hulged@kswiki

Please remove my sysop flag there. Thanks!  Hulged (talk) 18:18, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions --Alaa :)..! 11:44, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:43, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Dan Mihai Pitea@ro.wikipedia

The ro.wikipedia has no bureaucrats. In the discussion, the only response is blaming me for my behavior. Currently, ro.wiki has active users, but the majority of them do not get involved in discussions or disputes, this fact made it easier for patrollers and administrators to abuse their permissions with the "community accord" (decisions made by a small number of editors which are impartial and always have the same agenda).

As it is, the discussion will not be answered by anybody. All the points made in the discussion can be checked in the blocking journal.

The discussion in English

Good morning, I want to report the repeating abuse of the user Dan Mihai Pitea, administrator on ro.wiki since 4 february, 2016. My reasoning can be found in the following lists:

After I answered to Cafenea Folosirea "sînt" în paginile Wikipedia, he blocked me 10 minutes later for "aggresive behavior" for 48 hours with no right to create accounts, disabled e-mail and no right to modify own talk page. He proceeded wrongly and this might not be the only time:

  1. The reason is not in the Blocking Policy. Also the notification written on the profile has a different reason. He also deleted the part with "ask for unblock" from the notification.
  2. He blocked me while I was in a dispute with him about the reverts he did to my edits.
  3. The 48 hours do not have a basis. Seems like he just felt that it was a right amount of time...
  4. I had to search for the actual answer and I found out that a user started a discussion about me where I was accused of sock-puppety, reserve account, wikilawyer without proof.
  5. He removed the logos I uploaded for some banks with the reasoning "Mass deleting pages created by GoldRoger487".

During his administratorship, he acted as he pleased:

  1. He inserted on his candidancy page.
  2. He got into conflicts with other users and also blocked them.
  3. He deleted a user message without responding to it.
  4. He was also called out by other administrators for his ban length, attitude and reasons that do not comply to the blocking policy. Unfortunately, he did not change.

The user blocks others without right to modify their own talk page (40% of his blocks) and as mentioned, he blocks incosistently (maybe based on personal bias).

  1. He blocked IsacAsim for 1 year with the reasoning "Edits against the scientific consensus" with no right to modify his own talk page.
  2. On the date of 25 june, he blocked multiple IPs for at least 1 month with a most of 3 months for petty vandalism. He could have protected the pages for autoconfirmed users instead.
  3. He blocked a user for 3 months after the user was banned for 1 week without the right to modify his own talk page.
  4. He blocked the user 193.253.235.86 for 1 week as the first punishment without right to modify his own talk page.
Blocks by type
Type Count Percentage
Only anonymous 20 9.13%
Disabled email 131 59.82%
No right to modify own discussion page 116 52.97%
Disable account creation 211 96.35%
Blocks 219 100.00%

The user notifies the blocked users on their talk page with different reasons from the ones in the logs. He also uses some reasons like: "account created for pranks", "attack account", "obvious pattern".

  1. He blocked the user 203.76.221.100 for 2 weeks with the log reason "vandalism", but wrote "obscenities" on the talk page.
  2. He blocked the user Gorky2005 for 1 week without the right to modify the talk page. The talk page reasaon was "reason".
  3. He blocked the users 89.137.251.60 and 92.86.157.137 for 3 months without the right to modify the talk page.
  4. He blocked the user 5.14.149.230 for 1 month for 2 edits.
Blocks by time
Time Count Percentage
less than 24 hours 1 0.5%
24 hours 56 26.2%
48 hours 38 17.8%
1 week 38 17.8%
2 weeks 16 7.5%
1 month 15 7.0%
3 months 12 5.6%
1 year 3 1.4%
unlimited 35 16.4%
Total 214 100%

Considering the previously mentioned, I am of the opinion that the user Dan Mihai Pitea abused and still abuses the role of administrator.

--GoldRoger487 (talk) 14:00, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

There is a local de-adminship policy in force that should be observed first. --Pafsanias (talk) 14:31, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
  Not done I do not see a reason for an emergency permission removal. Please attempt to resolve the dispute at ro.wikipedia itself. Thanks! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:57, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Snakeyes@es.wikipedia

Hi. I'm requesting removal of my admin/bureaucrat privileges at es.wikipedia. Due to personal reasons, I can't give all the time I want to the project anymore. Thanks for your time. Snakeyes (talk) 20:09, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

  On hold for one day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions. stanglavine msg 20:15, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
  Done thanks for your services. stanglavine msg 19:30, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

Burga@sr.wikipedia

Please remove his sysop rights per the local inactivity policy, more than a six months without sysops action. --Ранко Николић (talk) 22:58, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done @Ранко Николић and Burga: I also removed Burga's interface adminship, as they currently do not meet WMF-imposed requirements to maintain that status. Burga, thank you for your service as an administrator. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:30, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Thank you! --Ранко Николић (talk) 21:23, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

Rastrojo@eswikipedia

After a vote that took place in es.wikipedia on April of 2021, the community instituted a requirement for checkusers to respond, on a yearly basis, to at least a single request in the es.wikipedia Requests for checkuser page. See: [3] and [4].

As the es.wikipedia CU Rastrojo has not replied to any request in that space since October of 2020 ([5]) and has not provided any explanation or justification for this (and he is still an active editor [6]), it follows that his checkuser flag should be removed. Thanks. Ñ (talk) 16:54, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

@Ñ Hello, my reading of the policy is that it requires a notification to the checkuser to be made, asking them to provide a justification. Failure to provide such justification can then be a reason to remove the permissions. As far as I can see, there's no such message on @Rastrojo's talk page. Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:51, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: admittedly, it is unclear to me how one would read the policy (w:es:WP:CU) under your particular light. That being said, I have opened a thread in the es.wikipedia Village Pump ([7]) so that the community, and the CU indeed, can reach consensus about the actual meaning of the policy. Ñ (talk) 04:06, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
Hello Martin Urbanec, as the author of the vote, I point out that the policy says that the withdrawal of the flag is administrative, that is, once the deadline has expired, the flag is automatically withdrawn in the same way as, by example, it's done with the oversight flag when the user doesn't use the account in more than a year, and the CU must justify the inactivity before the deadline. Regards Ruy (talk) 05:04, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
@Ñ Thanks for starting the discussion thread. To answer the "how" question: It's simple, if a policy allows the CU to justify a period of inactivity, they need to know about it. Do we expect CUs to keep track on "days since last SPI investigated"? It's fair to expect people to know "it was roughly weeks ago/roughly months ago", but the exact deadline can be very easy to forget about. Second part of my reasoning is described below: the TLDR is "how should be the justification presented if not as a response to a talk page message/notification".
@Ruy My understanding of the word "administrative" was that it doesn't require an explicit consensus among the community members (as opposed to recalling a CU by a vote) rather than "happens automatically once the deadline passes". Thanks for clarifying. However, I still have a question about how this should work. What would be the expected way for a CU to provide the justification (if they have any)? If a notification was required (as I originally thought), such justification would have to be at the talk page (either directly, or at least linked from the notification thread). But that's clearly not the case here  . So, what should we (the stewards) look for here?
Keep in mind the CU removal policy is ultimately evaluated by a steward, who needs to check all the conditions set by the policy were met (and certify that by performing the removal). It's important to note that the evaluating steward (in this case, me) doesn't need to speak Spanish or know eswiki customs. For me, and I believe for other non-Spanish stewards, it's quite easy to check a particular page (such as, talk page of the CU) using a machine translation tool. However, I can never reasonably certify "the justification was never presented anywhere on the Spanish Wikipedia"  .
Best, Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:41, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
@Ñ @Ruy Hello, what's the status of the on-wiki discussion thread please? I'd like to close this request in some way. Currently, I'm leaning towards declining. Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:19, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: The status of the discussion is in progress, and it might take some time. My suggestion is to dismiss this request, because probably we need to make some modifications to the current policy. Regards Ruy (talk) 18:48, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @Ruy:. I agree with that recommendation. Closing this as   Not done then. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:20, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

Danmichaelo@nowikipedia

User was not reelected for another period at the biannual reelection. Please remove admin access. Haros (talk) 23:12, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done. stanglavine msg 23:06, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

Soulkeeper@nowikipedia

User was not reelected for another period at the biannual reelection. Please remove admin access. Haros (talk) 23:12, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done. stanglavine msg 23:06, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

Mathis B@frwiki

Please remove this user's checkuser access. There was a new election and he chose not to renew his access. -Ash Crow (talk) 20:33, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

@Ash Crow: I'm unable to find a frwiki policy that specifies how should the term for a CU be determined. Could you please point me to such policy? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:19, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
Hi, I wrote this request (and the next) as a member of the Nominating committee. Per fr:Wikipédia:Comité de nomination/Règlement article 2, "Nominators grant - in principle every six months - or withdraw access to CU and OS tools." .) -Ash Crow (talk) 13:00, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
  Done Thanks. Rights removed. @Trijnstel: Can you do the final honors here please? Thanks! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:21, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

Durifon@frwiki

Please remove this user's checkuser access. There was a new election and he chose not to renew his access. -Ash Crow (talk) 20:33, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

See above, same question applies. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:19, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
See above for the answer. -Ash Crow (talk) 13:01, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
  Done Thanks. Rights removed. @Trijnstel: Can you do the final honors here please? Thanks! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:21, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

Solt@ro.wikipedia

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 Solt made his last contribution to our project on November 29, 2020. We have notified him in advance, both on his talk page and by e-mail message. I kindly ask you to remove the sysop rights of this user. Pafsanias (talk) 09:22, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:35, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Romaine@metawiki

I am requesting importer rights for Meta. WMF has decided to move the full contents of Outreach Wiki to Meta, including the newsletters for GLAM and Education and other pages. To properly import those pages, the full history needs to be imported as well. Romaine (talk) 13:48, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

As I understand this is only about migration of the This_Month_in_GLAM_newsletter to Meta, not whole Outreach wiki. Ruslik (talk) 20:08, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
Hi Ruslik, No it is not, but you aren't the only one confused by the communication from WMF. I have had some meetings with WMF staff to hear what they have decided and are planning to do. See also the communication from the Education team on the Education mailing list, which hasn't been placed on Meta so far I know. To document the migration, a project pages has been created at Public outreach/Outreach migration to Meta, but is waiting for expansion. Romaine (talk) 22:18, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
I think we should wait with proceeding this request until Meta:Requests for limited adminship/Romaine is closed. --Ameisenigel (talk) 10:10, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

  Not done The discussion linked by @Romaine: is not a discussion about promoting Romaine to an importer. As such, there is currently no community consensus for the rights to be granted. To make it easier for the stewards to manage the SRP request page, I'm closing this as not done.

As an aside personal note, I'm not 100% convinced importer is the right tool for the job. I would suggest expanding the use-case for limited adminship to include importing pages as well. Administrators are transwiki importers by default, and the import sources defined for the Meta Wiki include outreachwiki. I think it makes sense to use the limited adminship for imports as well, especially considering limited adminship is going to be needed anyway. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:27, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Synoman Barris@sw.wiktionary

I am requesting temporary bot permissions at the Swahili Wiktionary. I am in the process of fixing remnants of a botched import and some templates and I would not want to flood recent changes. Thank you --Synoman Barris (talk) 11:14, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

  Not done We do not give temporal bot permissions. You should use the Flood flag instead. Ruslik (talk) 20:04, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
@Ruslik0 Note that group...doesn't exist at sw.wiktionary :-). A bot right is the only option for most wikis. Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:23, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
The bot right can be given to a bot account, not to a user account. Ruslik (talk) 20:45, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
Sincerely I don't know how to go about with this. --Synoman Barris (talk) 22:12, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
Just create a bot account. Ruslik (talk) 20:49, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

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