Project:Requests

Information

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 permissions

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

User: YIEWI

Requested user-rights: Autopatrolled.

I am mainly here for translating pages on this wiki and also I'm patrolling here for reverting vandalism. If i get this right can work better on here. YIEWI talk 20:18, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you please expand on your comment it will make you work better here? There isn't much patrolling of the patrol log at this wiki so it doesn't really effect anything. P858snake (talk) 21:57, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What I mean to say that checking the translation whether translation is good or not or it is a translation or not and also in future I'll assist for patrolling to revert vandalism and I want this permission to reduce the work of patrollers, Thanks. YIEWI talk 07:27, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can anyone see my request and it's already over 2 weeks and no review. YIEWI talk 18:17, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It's less of a review and more of a discussion. So far there's not really a reason to grant that additional right: as P858snake pointed out, autopatrol doesn't affect very much here, and it won't help you revert vandalism nor does it affect translation work. --Clump (talk) 20:32, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User: Ameisenigel

Requested user-rights: Administrator.

Hello, as an active users of this wiki I would like to request administrator rights. I have to admit that I am not a developer, but I am usually dealing with vandalism on this wiki and administrator rights would make this easier. I have made more than 12,000 edits here and am active as a translation administrator since March 2021 and have made more than 900 translation administrator actions. Besides my activity on MediWiki.org, I am also an administrator on Wikidata. Feel free to ask me, if you have any questions. --Ameisenigel (talk) 12:20, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Other requests and requests for comments

Archives: Other requests and Requests for comments

Bridge MediaWiki IRC and Discord

Right now, we have a handful of MediaWiki-related channels on IRC. This RfC focuses specifically on the #mediawiki channel. The #mediawiki channel is currently being bridged to the #mediawiki:matrix.org room on Matrix. I would like to additionally bridge the IRC channel to the (unofficial) MediaWiki Discord server.

I feel there would be a number of benefits to the community for doing so. The Discord server currently has over 1,000 members and fairly active support channels. A bridge would allow people who use Discord as their primary means of giving support to see queries made on Matrix or IRC and respond to them, and allow people who use Discord as their primary means of receiving support to benefit from responses from the more technical-minded people who eschew Discord but are present on IRC or Matrix. The additional activity through the bridge would also allow people joining the IRC channel or Matrix room to see activity, making them feel more comfortable that their questions will not be ignored should they ask.

From a technical level, the bridge would be implemented through Matrix. This allows a good experience on the IRC side of the bridge, as each Discord user would receive their own IRC nickname and can be addressed individually. Moderation would work largely the same way it has previously; moderation actions on IRC are carried over to Matrix, which would allow for removing bridged users from the Matrix room. Unfortunately, it is not subsequently carried over to Discord, but the MediaWiki Discord does have an active moderation team, and users moderated from the IRC or Matrix side will not be seen or heard from on IRC or Matrix. Moderation actions performed on Discord do not get sent through the bridge, so Discord moderators are unable to impact IRC or Matrix users beyond the what get shown on Discord itself.

Please share your thoughts below on whether we should establish such a bridge. --Skizzerz 17:42, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Overall I'm supportive of trying this out. Which channel on the Discord side did you want to bridge into IRC/Matrix? Legoktm (talk) 17:56, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not sure yet, options would be the main support channel (sees a lot of traffic, primarily support as the name implies), the code-contribution channel (less traffic, mostly dev talk) or making some new channel on the discord specifically for the bridge. If there's any strong preference towards any of those, it'd be good to know. Skizzerz 18:47, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think either #support or a new #general type channel would work well. Legoktm (talk) 02:32, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Skizzerz: let's give this a try? Can we create a temporary #mediawiki-irc channel to see how it goes and then we can determine what channel it should flow into, or if it needs a distinct one? Legoktm (talk) 18:47, 15 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]