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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.

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Requests for permissionsEdit

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

User: PartyniaEdit

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

Hi, I'd like to request translation admin rights to help with marking pages for translation. I am native German speaker, administrator on German Wikipedia. I already have more than 4000 edits in MediaWiki and more than 1000 edits in Wikidata, I translated Manuals, Help-sites, I´ve read the documentation, tested it and translated parts of it, etc. Best regards--Partynia (talk) 12:35, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

  Support clear use case, can be trusted --DannyS712 (talk) 13:06, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

User: DannyS712Edit

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

I originally filed this as a request for uploader right, to be able to upload screenshots related to mediawiki. However, I would like to switch to requesting administrator rights instead. I am active here, and admin rights would be useful for a number of tasks. Sometimes translation units need to be deleted, but only translation admins that are also regular administrators can delete those. Additionally, I patrol new pages and recent changes and often come across things out of mediawiki's scope, but cannot delete them myself, or find edits that should be reverted, but cannot use 'rollback' as a non-admin. Finally, I have requested some edits to sitewide javascript files, and being an interface admin would allow me to make them myself. To the extent that it is applicable, I believe I qualify as a mediawiki developer. See all of my gerrit commits that have been merged to mediawiki core: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/q/is:closed+owner:DannyS712+project:mediawiki/core. This includes the creation of Special:NewSection, which will be rolled out with the next train, and adding an associated namespace option to Special:NewPages. Thanks for considering granting me these rights, and I'm happy to answer any questions. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 19:56, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

@Skizzerz: I see that you're a local crat that is active currently - can you take a look at this? We edit conflicted reverting User:114.125.84.26, and the toolkit would have let me revert and block them when I first noticed them earlier. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 00:01, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
I usually let these requests sit active for at least a week so that anyone has enough time to voice their comments or concerns. A week from your request would be August 22, so I'll check back then. --Skizzerz 00:43, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
@Skizzerz: sure, I just didn't want this to go unnoticed - I originally asked for uploader on the 5th, and there was no response until the 15th when I changed the request. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 00:47, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Support No issues, competent user. 1997kB (talk) 13:31, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

User: Leaderboard (2)Edit

Requested user-rights: Bureaucrat.

Hi. I've been a MediaWiki admin for quite some time now, and often see requests on this page for which I'd like to help, but cannot since I am not a bureaucrat - and this section is not frequently visited by bureaucrats, leading to requests (some of this being visible in this very page) taking quite a long time to approve/deny. Another motivation for gaining this right is that I occasionally need to import stuff from other wikis, and hence would then be able to add/remove the importer right wherever required.

Some things to keep in mind though:

Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 11:32, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

  •   Support Leaderboard has been very good at the sysop level and I think he is fit for bureaucrat Examknow (Lets Chat) 21:14, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose user page looks like it is about hat collecting, also I question the user's judgement on user rights requests - at Special:Diff/3219209 "I don't see the en.wiki block as an issue" --Krenair (talkcontribs) 04:15, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose What Krenair says, but I won't say 'like', it's what it's, because this is bout the fourth time same issue is raised on multiple projects. This comment elucidates on that some months ago. There's also a big problem in not seeing a problem with a user proven to be using sockpuppet accounts and had to have their talk page access revoked due to continued disruption. Ammarpad (talk) 05:28, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose cross-wiki hat collector. Found this on accident when researching RfX on different projects and felt compelled enough to comment. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:25, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per above --DannyS712 (talk) 18:43, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

 N Per above opposes, Please consider re-applying in the future Peachey88 (talk) 03:08, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

User:Rzuwig (3)Edit

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I would like translation administrator permission to help marking pages for translation. I have TA rights on several projects and I have experience in using these permission. Rzuwig 18:02, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Support - history of contributing translations here on mediawiki, translation admin elsewhere, generally well trusted contributor. Thanks for your contributions to this site and others. --DannyS712 (talk) 18:20, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  Support trusted user. Jianhui67 (talk) 17:07, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  Support--Turkmen (talk) 22:47, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
@Krenair: do you think you can take a look at this? --DannyS712 (talk) 18:43, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

  Done Peachey88 (talk) 03:05, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

User: Wladek92Edit

Requested user-rights: Translation administrator.

I translate EN->FR fluently for about 10 years and I often need to insert the 'translate' tags because they were forgotten when the EN have been written, or to make isolated corrections in EN articles. Then as these actions are isolated I would avoid to bother other admin for only setting the page 'FOR TRANSLATION' and I can check immediatly if it is ok on the FR page.
This experience as a newbie was necessary to understand the process. With the new rights I will be able to prepare completly the entire articles for translation.
Another point is that after these ten years of translation word by word I need to go deeper. I am interested in templates and would like to undertand their behaviour and why not become the author of new ones.
I hope my help will be welcomed.

Thanks.

Christian Wia (talk) 21:45, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

  Support - I have been working with Christian not just on this wiki for many years now. A friendly and helpful person with a lot of momentum for translations. He has my full support. --[[kgh]] (talk) 20:22, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
  Support - Christian has an eye for details and knows how to escalate internationalization issues to Phabricator. --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 20:41, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
  Support Experienced Wikimedia translator. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 22:06, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
  Support ye, no issues. Good contributions and very helpful. Tomybrz Bip Bip 22:29, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

  Done Peachey88 (talk) 00:21, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

User: 94rainEdit

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Does cleanup work. @94rain: ? --wargo (talk) 19:42, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

  Support Trusted user. Jianhui67 (talk) 20:04, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
@Wargo: Thanks for the nomination. I am glad to help with uncontroversial maintenance here with admin tools. I would seek for advice when in doubt. --94rain Talk 00:27, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Of-course! Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 05:57, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Does a lot of work around here including reverting vandalism, nominating pages for deletion etc etc. SamanthaNguyen (talk) 20:11, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support--Turkmen (talk) 23:07, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support active, can be trusted --DannyS712 (talk) 23:54, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done --Skizzerz 21:32, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

User: Turkmen (2)Edit

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hi, I'm fighting vandalism in Wikimedia projects. I need this right for revert vandal changes and block users who are dealing with vandalism and delete pages fast.--Turkmen (talk) 22:59, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

  •   Oppose as explained in Project:Requests/User rights/Turkmen - of the 103 edits to this site, I count 74 done as part of being a global rollbacker, and 19 relating to Turkmen's requests for rights here on mediawiki. Their contributions do not appear to require +sysop, and I suggest that they get involved in translations, expanding documentation, etc. here on mediawiki if they would like to be more active. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:01, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Other requests and requests for commentsEdit

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments

Proposal to remove long-term inactive administratorsEdit

Edit

I was wondering if the views of the community would have changed since the last discussion took place on whether we should stablish a mechanism to remove long-term inactive administrators. The easiest solution for me would be to add this wiki to the list of projects where AAR is applied. I feel it is quite a conservative policy in which it requires 2 years of absolute inactivity plus one month warning to the community and the user before any kind of removal can take place. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:10, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

I see a decent amount of people in the statistics list that apparently haven't edited the wiki in a few years, but are still active on IRC/Gerrit/Phabricator. We shouldn't desysop those people. Legoktm (talk) 19:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. The good thing about m:AAR is that for every admin detected as inactive it requires both community and user notification. If the user replies that he wish to keep their rights, policy mandates that rights should be kept unless the community rules otherwise. That's why I think it's a kinda straightforward and conservative policy in that regard. Thanks for your input. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:11, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Or another option would be to remove if the account is completely globally inactive, similar to testwiki. --Rschen7754 06:49, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Mark for translation requestEdit

Affiliate-selected Board seats/Resolution 2019Edit

I wish to support translating details related to the Affiliate-selected Board seats/Resolution 2019, as this is a great new passage we are taking, and my request may include:

Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 04:34, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Are you sure this is about mediawiki.org? wargo (talk) 21:39, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
@Omotecho:If you want to request for marking the page for translation, please request at meta:Translation_requests.--94rain Talk 15:44, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Oops, thank you for your reminder, and case clsoed for me. Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 15:59, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

I will update a link to this page in a note on Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_example/ja; it should link to meta:Translation_requests, my mistake writing _marking for translation_ is handled here on this talk, and try to solve confusion. Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 07:06, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Sitewide gadget edit requestEdit

Hi. For MediaWiki:Gadget-userfeedback.js, there are a few checks that determine if the form should be displayed. However, it is still shown on soft redirects (eg API:Assert). Can the conditions be changed from

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                              // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                            // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 // Page must be in supported namespace
) {
	return;
}

to

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0                      // Page must not be a soft redirect
) {
	return;
}

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 11:41, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

  Done --wargo (talk) 21:08, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Sitewide gadget edit request #2Edit

Also, for the same script (MediaWiki:Gadget-userfeedback.js), I just realized that for hard redirects, such as https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=API:Action_API&redirect=no, the form is still shown. Please change

var supportedNamespaces = [ 'API' ],
	validVotes = [ 'yes', 'no' ],
	articleId = mw.config.get( 'wgArticleId' ),
	namespace = mw.config.get( 'wgCanonicalNamespace' ),
	action = mw.config.get( 'wgAction' ),
	pageName = mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ),
	voteCookieName = 'vote_' + articleId;

to

var supportedNamespaces = [ 'API' ],
	validVotes = [ 'yes', 'no' ],
	articleId = mw.config.get( 'wgArticleId' ),
	namespace = mw.config.get( 'wgCanonicalNamespace' ),
	action = mw.config.get( 'wgAction' ),
	pageName = mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ),
	voteCookieName = 'vote_' + articleId,
	isRedirect = mw.config.get( 'wgIsRedirect' );

and

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0                      // Page must not be a soft redirect
) {
	return;
}

to

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0 ||                   // Page must not be a soft redirect
	isRedirect                                         // Page must not be a hard redirect
) {
	return;
}

so that the form isn't shown on hard redirects. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:12, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done --wargo (talk) 19:43, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Undeletion requestEdit

Please restore https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:V502yhwaccxa1e3k for phab:T230095. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:33, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

This was done, and subsequently deleted once the need was over. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:55, 17 August 2019 (UTC)