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

User: TurkmenEdit

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. You can get information about my overall activity here. Thanks.--Turkmen talk 21:14, 7 iyun 2019 (UTC)

  •   Oppose Local admins should have familiarity with the software itself and this project.--Jasper Deng (talk) 22:21, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Prior to filing this request, Turkmen made (as far as my non-admin eyes can see) only 2 edits: [1] and [2]. Other than edits relating to this request or on their user talk page, they seem to have only made 1 more edit to this site: [3]. Without an establish need ("revert vandal changes" was given, but the user is a global rollbacker; "block users who are dealing with vandalism and delete pages fast" was also given, but without past examples) or track record here, I must oppose. If there are deleted contributions that I am not aware of that would suggest otherwise, please let me know and I'll reconsider. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:21, 8 June 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 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)

Other requests and requests for commentsEdit

Archives: Other requests and Requests for Comments

Proposal to remove long-term inactive administratorsEdit


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 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)