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This page hosts requests for global permissions. To make a request, read the relevant policy (global rollback, global sysop, ...) and make a request below. Explain why membership is needed for that group, and detail prior experience or qualifications.
This is not a vote and any active Wikimedia editor may participate in the discussion.
Successful global rollback requests require no fewer than 5 days of discussion, while successful global sysop discussions require no fewer than 2 weeks.
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Requests for global rollback permissions[edit]

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Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the Global rollback policy.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have sufficient activity to meet the requirements to be allocated the global rollback flag
  2. You have a global account;
  3. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable.
=== Global rollback for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = global <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = Username
}}

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than 5 days (no exceptions are allowed no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Requests for global sysop permissions[edit]

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Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the Global sysops policy.
Stewards
When you give someone global sysop rights, please list them on Users with global sysop access and ask them to subscribe to the global sysops mailing list.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable. If you previously requested that right, please add a link to the previous discussion(s).
=== Global sysop for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = global <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = Username
}}
:''Not ending before {{subst:#time:j F Y H:i|+2 week}} UTC''

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than two weeks (no exceptions are allowed no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Requests for global IP block exemption[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review Global IP block exemption. Not all rights changes are notified here; please watch Special:Log/gblrights to see them all.
Please note: Global IP block exemption does NOT make one immune to locally-created blocks of any sort, only global blocks created via Special:GlobalBlock.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting global IP block exemption, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To request global IP block exemption
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain why you need the access and why you're suitable. If needed, link to relevant discussions.
=== Global IP block exempt for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name = 
 |discussion=
}}
<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --~~~~

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a short period of consideration (typically 5 days). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Requests for other global permissions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting additional global permissions, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
  3. No specific section on this page exists for the permission you want to request;
To request additional global permissions
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain what kind of access you need and why. If needed, link to relevant discussions. If you hold, or have previously held, the right and are asking for either a renewal or revival of that right, please add a link to the previous discussion.
=== <Add requested permission here> for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name = 
 |discussion=
}}
<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --~~~~

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a short period of consideration. A steward will review the request.

Global editinterface for Kaldari[edit]

I would like to request renewal of my global editinterface right. I'm active across a large number of wikis and frequently help smaller wikis with their site JS and CSS issues.[1][2][3][4] I also maintain two Gadgets on the English Wikipedia (RefToolbar and TopAlert). Kaldari (talk) 15:32, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Shouldn't staff have it automatically or granted by Philippe? Otherwise support, of course.
    Danny B. 15:48, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
    • I'm applying as a volunteer, not as a staff member. I've been an active community member since 2004 and have a separate staff account (User:Ryan Kaldari). Kaldari (talk) 15:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support A level headed community member, with prolific knowledge of why things are the way they are (hence, is less gung-ho about changing things that appear to be obviously wrong, without investigating the original rationale first ;) Quiddity (talk) 00:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • @Kaldari: If memory serves me right, you had this right removed lately. Perhaps you would like to say something about that? --Rschen7754 01:14, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Since Kaldari has not responded, the discussion was at [5] - while the rights were removed for being expired officially, there was a lot of controversy that also resulted in his resignation of his en.wikipedia bit under controversy: [6][7] Something like this should have been disclosed in the nomination statement, and this is not being forthcoming, and borders on dishonesty. Considering the concerns of 1) sockpuppetry and 2) misusing the rights on enwiki after the desysop, there are significant questions left unanswered. As such, Oppose Oppose. --Rschen7754 19:25, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
      • My global editinterface right was removed because it expired. If you consider my request "dishonest", I'm sure there's nothing I can say to change your opinion. Regarding the "misuse" of the rights, the first "misuse" was accidental (semi-protecting my user talk page immediately after my admin rights were removed at my own request) and the second was to revert the first. I don't expect you to change your mind, but I would at least like to explain for the benefit of others. Kaldari (talk) 03:38, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
        • Something like this should have been disclosed in the nomination statement; this is more than a simple "renewal". --Rschen7754 05:28, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
          And a simple link to the previous discussion with a request for people to read, could have been done without the unpleasantness  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:19, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
          • Yes, I probably should have kept the comment that is now struck to myself, and I apologize to Kaldari for this. --Rschen7754 01:57, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 16:39, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Kaldari has been really helpful to the work myself and others have done on EN WP and Commons. I strongly support this. Missvain (talk) 03:58, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done for year till 27 August 2015, since Kaldari provided necessary explanations. Ruslik (talk) 17:59, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Global deletion for Pathoschild (temporary)[edit]

The global delete flag would only be used by Synchbot to delete users' *.js and *.css pages (by request) for the migration to the global CSS/JS extension. Synchbot was routinely used for similar deletions before I resigned my steward flag, so it can handle any case not supported by the existing migration script. (With global CSS/JS finally deployed, many users are left with hundreds of redundant JavaScript subpages crosswiki; this leads to strange quirks like scripts loading twice. I'll contact these users to offer to fix this with Synchbot.) —Pathoschild 03:37, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Group doesn't yet exist, but I strongly Support Support the request in order to help legoktm with the delete work load. - Hoo man (talk) 03:43, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per hoo. —DerHexer (Talk) 08:57, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • 1. If successful (which I don't doubt), GS rights should be given for simplicity, instead of creating a new group for one-time-use. 2. Isn't GlobalCssJs a sufficient script? --MF-W 08:59, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    Pff, I forgot GS is not truly global. Let's give steward rights instead! :P --MF-W 21:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    Unfortunately the GlobalCssJs migration script only handles one very specific case. It's essentially a nuclear option — it can delete every page matching its criteria, but it can't do anything more nuanced (skip some wikis, edit global.js out of pages full of other scripts, handle non-Meta global.js, etc). There several users already excluded. I think the two approaches would work in parallel: the GlobalCssJs migration script would handle the most common case, and synchbot would take care of all the cases the migration script doesn't handle. —Pathoschild 14:40, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    Hm, and enhancing that script by adding synchbot features and letting you run it would be impossible? Vogone (talk) 17:01, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    That would work, but it'd involve server script access and additional development time. That doesn't seem necessary when the existing Synchbot can do it just fine, which has the added benefit of reducing Legoktm's workload. —Pathoschild 19:05, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I support global sysop rights for the bot. (Id est, opposing the new group Glob-del). There is no need to create a special group, there are already so many groups. --Pxos (talk) 12:57, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    @Pxos: Global sysop rights are limited to a subset of wikis (most small wikis are included), whereas the "global deletion" group would not be. The global group could be de facto deleted (have all rights removed) when done. PiRSquared17 (talk) 13:01, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for the info! I will change my opinion into "support global deletion". --Pxos (talk) 13:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • PiRSquared17 (talk) Support 13:01, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I have a lot of *.js and *.css on some wikis that migration script will not handle, so... --- @lestaty discuţie 15:11, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Trijnsteltalk 16:18, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Of course! Very helpful user who is trusted. I see no issues. -Barras talk 17:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Helder 17:21, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 17:33, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support per Hoo :) Legoktm (talk) 18:45, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support QuiteUnusual (talk) 20:02, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Stryn (talk) 20:36, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Quiddity (talk) 21:57, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 11:07, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support by all means Pundit (talk) 11:50, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Sure! --Wiki13 talk 13:53, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Sì, --M/ (talk) 14:15, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment No objection, just curious why this is going to be a nobrainer while similar cases like Steward requests/Global permissions/2013-06#Global editinterface for Addbot (archive link) got the full piece of drama for less rights requested. Will the local communities, especially those who opted out from Global Sysops, at least be informed before this new global group is installed? --Krd 14:27, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
    Less rights isn't true, we have exactly one here. And this user was entrusted by the global community to hold all rights on all wikis (former steward), but resigned these recently under uncontroversial circumstances. This is also why this request became a no-brainer for most, I believe, as Pathoschild merely requests to resume a task he previously did as a steward. Vogone (talk) 14:35, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
    I would also add that while the right is not restricted, the deletions will be of pages identified by the target user in their user space.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Temporary Steward? Alan (talk) 19:50, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Calak (talk) 23:46, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support for up to one year for the limited scope explained of user js/css files where requested, and the assignation of the permission then to be reviewed. The user already has editinterface, and therefore can already edit the identified files, so is then looking for the ability to clean up files as requested by users with an existing tool provided by user (when a steward). Trusted user has been addressed by Vogone, and is not in question.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:00, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Why not? -FASTILY 03:21, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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