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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

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User: AlnoEdit

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hi there, I'm in the process of translating many things to French but sometimes I can't create some pages because of the AbuseFilter... I hope that this right could help me to get rid of this limitation, but of course if it is not the case, feel free to give me some feedback :). I'm sysop on Commons and am translating lots of things there and on Meta too. -- AlNo (talk) 14:03, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I can't seem to find any abuse filter log entries that indicate that a filter is troubling you, can you provide an example of a page that is causing you trouble? Typically, you shouldn't need to have translation administrator rights for just translating. Mainframe98 talk 16:05, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
@Mainframe98: the issue was the title blacklist, not an abuse filter --DannyS712 (talk) 16:28, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
  Warning: Stop creating empty categories by translating category pages. --Shirayuki (talk) 12:08, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  Oppose No clear use case (I've tweaked the title blacklist entry at hand, see - unneeded --DannyS712 (talk) 02:09, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
 N Not done Marking as not done after a month, no support --DannyS712 (talk) 02:18, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

User: Masumrezarock100Edit

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I do not develop mediawiki software but I have basic understanding of it and created some JS scripts for Wikimedia sites. Although I am not very active here, I do visit this site every now and then to provide feedbacks about mobile web and revert vandalism. Sadly, rollback right is only available to admins here. When I find bad, off-topic/spam flow topics, I hide them. I would like to use flow-delete instead. I am a member of m:SWMT and monitor this wiki using SWViewer. I'd use this right to block vandals and spammers, delete non-translations, unambiguous promotional pages etc. In addition to that, I am willing to help out marking pages for translation here (I did not do much translation here though). I am familiar with the admin tools interface as I am an administrator on beta-commons where I mainly use this right for testing my scripts and reproducing mediawiki bugs. I am also active on Phabricator and I try to help out where I can. Thanks for your consideration. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 21:22, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

  •   Support Helpful, can be trusted --DannyS712 (talk) 00:02, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --Clump (talk) 00:22, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Doing good work. 1997kB (talk) 02:22, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted and helpful. -- CptViraj (📧) 09:18, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

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