Project:Requests

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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. This is a wiki that has opted in to allowing global sysops to work here, and such users are free to use their rights on this wiki and do not need to separately request administrator. The same applies to global rollbackers, who are already autopatrolled on this wiki. Other users in specialised global groups (such as global interface editors) are also free to use their rights on this wiki by default.

Requests for permissionsEdit

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

User: ExE BossEdit

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I am an active software developer with many contributions to many open source projects (including MediaWiki’s Skin:Minerva Neue : rSMIN27525d0…). I also maintain several Lua modules here and on Fandom.

I intend to use admin rights to finish the migration of Module:Message box to use TemplateStyles , which I’ve discussed with Izno in MediaWiki talk:Gadget-site.css § Last to TemplateStyles: mbox and MediaWiki:Gadget-enwp-boxes.css, by doing the following:

  1. Moving Template:fmbox/styles.css to Module:Message box/fmbox.css.
  2. Applying Special:Diff/4705697 to Module:Message box.
  3. Removing the hardcoded ‎<templatestyles src="..." /> declarations from {{mbox}}, {{ambox}}, {{cmbox}}, {{fmbox}}, {{imbox}}, {{ombox}}, and {{tmbox}}.

After that, I intend to continue doing general maintenance work, such as cleaning up Special:WantedCategories and fulfilling non‑controversial edit requests .

— ExE Boss (talk) 19:20, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[]

OK to   Support this one. Leaderboard (talk) 10:07, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Question: has there been a delay in processing any prior edit requests you have made? Also, why does cleaning up wanted categories require advanced rights? --DannyS712 (talk) 00:59, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[]
@DannyS712:

has there been a delay in processing any prior edit requests you have made?

Yes, yes there are delays: {{PD Help Page}}; and Topic:Wc2laoiharxu9q7dTopic:Wcagnsq9m3ps9g4m of {{Shared Template Warning}}

Also, why does cleaning up wanted categories require advanced rights?

It is mainly because many wanted categories don’t have any ‎<translate>‎<tvar name=1>‎</tvar>‎</translate>, many of which were also deleted in the past alongside their translated units with the reason of “Empty category”, mainly by Shirayuki, the undeletion of which requires admin rights.

An alternative is to create the translated category by creating an untranslated copy of the “Page display title”, but that is an even uglier hack that I’ve been told not to do, because the translated unit requires deletion afterwards. The only true long‑term solution is T285463.

— ExE Boss (talk) 02:40, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[]

  Comment: I have deleted Extension:Translate/sm and its 38 empty categories (Category:AbortEmailNotification extensions/sm etc.) that you created --Shirayuki (talk) 22:32, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[]
@Shirayuki: Well, I had only created those categories because Extension:Translate/sm was created by Ciencia Al Poder (Special:Log?logid=20206673), also Category:Parser function extensions/sm and Category:Special page extensions/sm are now also empty. — ExE Boss (talk) 00:00, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]
These Modules are maintained in enwiki and then usually just imported from there to mediawikiwiki, so I would rather recommend updating them in enwiki. --Zabe (talk) 21:34, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[]

User: Amitie 10gEdit

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hi, I'm interested in helping with translating documentation, and one of the flags I consider useful is the Translation administrator, as I cant mark for translation several documentation pages. My level of English is enough high. Currently, I'm a Translation administrator at Wikidata, so, I believe this flag will be useful here, too. Thanks iun advance. --Amitie 10g (talk) 00:32, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[]

You don't seem to use the flag very frequently on wikidata (d:Special:Log/pagetranslation/Amitie_10g) - how often have you wanted to translate documentation here that needed to be marked for translation again? --DannyS712 (talk) 21:57, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[]
DannyS712, as you may noticied, I'm not very active in the last time due job and other personal things. However, I'm still active as Property creator and active in the Spanish Wikipedia. Unlikely at WD, here are much more documentation pages, and I have enough time for making them translatable, as I'm already doing with some of them. --Amitie 10g (talk) 19:41, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[]

User: Alex MashinEdit

Requested user-rights: Uploader.

Want to upload some screenshots to illustrate how an extension, not installed at mediawiki.org, works.
Alexander Mashin talk 18:18, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Local uploads have been restricted because they are practically never needed. Is there any reason why those images cannot be uploaded to Commons? Mainframe98 talk 18:51, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]
  • No reason, just thought that MediaWiki (rather than Commons) was a proper place to upload.
    Alexander Mashin talk 19:37, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]
I'd recommend just upload the screenshots to Commons, unless there are copyright issues such that you have to use it locally for fair use (to be discussed later if that's the case). 94rain Talk 21:57, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Other requests and requests for commentsEdit

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