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Use this page for requests for :

  • autopatrollers, uploaders or IP block exemption (which can be assigned by administrators)
  • Promotion to sysop, translation admin, bureaucrat or anything not above (which can be assigned by bureaucrats)
  • Requests for comment and other miscellaneous requests

Any new flagging to +sysop should have an associated subpage here, except for well-established developers, where a developer is someone who has had changes accepted to the MediaWiki core or a MediaWiki extension where the total number of changed lines in the relevant whitespace-insensitive diffs exceeds 100.

One thing to keep in mind is that unlike most Wikimedia sites, this site is controlled by the MediaWiki developers, not the other users in this community. Being a developer (someone with merge access who uses it to maintain code that runs on Wikimedia sites) automatically entitles you to at least administrator status, and a long-time developer won't find it hard to become a bureaucrat. If you're not a developer, you do have to give some good reason to get any privileges; you should not expect to ever be made a bureaucrat. Something like a third of administrators and a quarter of bureaucrats are non-developers, however, so it's not like you shouldn't bother asking.

That said, there aren't really any formal policies on what's required: you just have to convince a bureaucrat. Use common sense―if you're trustworthy and your services are in need, there's no reason not to promote you to administrator at least, but don't ask for administrator without giving a concrete reason (unless you're a developer). Being personally known to a developer or having administrator or higher status on a major Wikimedia project are two ways to be deemed trustworthy.

Requests for permissionsEdit

Archives: Autochecked userTranslation administratorAdministratorBureaucratOther user rights
Please fill out the form below to request rights, and then add the template here.

User: Catherine LaurenceEdit

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I am the translation administrator of wikidata, I want to enable this tool here so that I can translate better. Regards. Catherine Laurence (discussion) 15:24, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

User: EihelEdit

Requested user-rights: Autopatrolled.

Patroller for many SW, I am a reviewer or rollbacker for many others wikis. Even if the counter on this wiki does not reach peaks, I can assure you of my competence. Following vandalism on my personal page, I’m thinking that getting that right is not a major problem. With my thanks. —Eihel (talk) 02:25, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done user can be trusted --DannyS712 (talk) 02:36, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

User: EihelEdit

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hello to the community, I am already TA on Wikidata and Meta. Following this post (@Nemo_bis:), it would be useful for me to have this right on MediaWiki. With thanks. —Eihel (talk) 14:57, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

  •   Support Not very active here, but can be trusted with translation admin rights and has a clear use case. --DannyS712 (talk) 16:42, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

User: AbdeaitaliEdit

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

As I often work with projects (e.g. WLM in Morocco, WikiArabia Conference) with landing pages in multiple languages (e.g. English, Arabic and French). I would like to ask for rights instead of asking informally other admins all the time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abdeaitali (talkcontribs) 13:37, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

  •   Oppose User has only 6 edits at this project, none of which requires having TA bit. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:08, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose no demonstrated need - all edits have been to either the support desk or here (didn't even transclude this page or sign the request) --DannyS712 (talk) 19:10, 6 October 2019 (UTC) updated --02:51, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •  N Not done Krenair (talkcontribs) 12:07, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Other requests and requests for commentsEdit

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments


Please keep an eye on Calvin. He's doing pretty much the same things here that got him blocked on Commons and enwiki. (Commons block just expired, but I imagine that won't last long..) Alexis Jazz (talk) 15:16, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

I deleted a few pages on impulse because they were added to Commons, but now I’m not so sure if there is consensus (by the Commons regulars) to have those files imported over there. Sorry, I wasn’t aware about this situation until an hour ago. Tropicalkitty (talk) 06:34, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tropicalkitty: Did the same; I have restored the 2 files I deleted, as well as File:Readmore- desktop- prototype.png, which was deleted by @Tulsi Bhagat. I left File:Logo The Technical Wishes Project (with background).svg deleted though; no objections if its restored, but I don't see anything worth keeping. Anyway, I suggest that, to be on the safe side, we just keep the files here. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:45, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
IMO, no issue here deleting the local files (screenshot of a web page of a Wikimedia Foundation project) which are already available on Commons and is acceptable. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:38, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for helpEdit

I translated Help:RevisionDelete(Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/1/Zh,Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/Page Display Title/Zh), but there seems to be no Help:RevisionDelete /zh. --Catherine Laurence (discussion) 12:33, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

@Catherine Laurence: Bad links: Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/1/zh, Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/Page display title/zh, Help:RevisionDelete/zh. 94rain created the page with null edit this afternoon. —Eihel (talk) 17:26, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
@Catherine Laurence, Eihel: Known issue. See task T235027 and related ones. Extension:Translate got broken somehow. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:32, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
@Catherine Laurence: Extra information: procedure for the null edit. —Eihel (talk) 00:19, 16 October 2019 (UTC)