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Requests for global rollback permissions 
Global rollback for Holder 
The following request is closed.
I'm sysop and bureaucrat on Alemannic Wikipedia. As member of the SWMT I normally fight against vandalism on Wikipedias in small European languages but sometimes also on a global scale against link spamming etc. The global rollback flag would make that easier. Thanks, Holder 14:55, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support enough activity, why not - Hoo man (talk) 15:06, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support per Hoo man. πr2 (t • c) 01:12, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support Why not? -FASTILY (TALK) 00:38, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support. Seems to be active enough and knows what they're doing. Jafeluv 20:05, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
- Ok --dferg ☎ talk 08:18, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support -- Quentinv57 14:38, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support Active enough. –BruTe talk 10:01, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support --WizardOfOz talk 04:47, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- green —DerHexer (Talk) 16:02, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Erledigt --dferg ☎ talk 17:13, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks! Holder 18:32, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Global rollback for Vituzzu 
The following request is closed.
I'm sysop and bureaucrat on it.wiki. During RC patrolling on it-projects I often start checking and reverting cross-wiki vandalisms or spam, so I think global rollback would be useful to me. --Vituzzu 15:25, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support —DerHexer (Talk) 15:28, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support, why not - Hoo man (talk) 15:29, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support. Trusted and active enough user. Note that you should create your local user page redirecting it to meta on projects you use your global rights, in order to allow people from local projects to leave you a message. -- Quentinv57 15:45, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Yep, I'll probably ask Pathoschild for global monobook.js (I'm a popup-addicted ^^ ). --Vituzzu 15:54, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- + --Roberto Segnali all'Indiano 15:58, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Sì --dferg ☎ talk 17:14, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support - sure. -Barras 17:32, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support --WizardOfOz talk 19:12, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support --Melos 22:22, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support, fidato. --M/ 22:26, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support Why not? -FASTILY (TALK) 22:38, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- That fancy green box is unluckily just for stewards. Sorry! ;o) —DerHexer (Talk) 22:40, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support. Jafeluv 10:33, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support –BruTe talk 09:33, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
- Done --dferg ☎ talk 13:35, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
- Thank you guys :) --Vituzzu 13:48, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Global rollback for Rehman 
The following request is closed.
As of some time now, I have been working on multiple wikis in relation to updating image files and associated edits, and I expect to increase my activity. Thus to avoid any possible backlog on those wikis, I would like to have global Autoreviewer/Autopatroller rights. I don't know how far this is possible (or if this is the right place to post this rights), but it will help other editors. I currently have Rollbacker, Autoreviewer and Reviewer rights on the English Wikipedia and Commons, the two wikis I am active in. Thanks. Rehman(+) 15:33, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
- The global rollback group has autopatrol rights, but as Autoreview isn't available on Meta, the right was not added to the global group. This gives rise to two discussions:
- Should Rehman be given either global rollback or a new right, and,
- Should we add the autoreview flag to the global rollback group?
- My opinion, personally, is that if there's consensus to do so that Rehman should ask for global rollback and the autoreview right be added to global rollbackers. As the extension isn't listed on Meta, I might suggest adding it to the global group either via enwiki (where it would get the greatest amount of transparency to the action) or test.wikipedia (and make non-Meta-available rights added there when needed.) Kylu 15:46, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
- I don't think a global group for autoreview will be a good idea, there are to many policies, there is no way a user can use that right and don't break a local policy. Huib talk Abigor 16:17, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
- Hi. Will it be possible if I move my request to the Rollback feature? Which covers Autoreviewer as said above? Rehman(+) 16:29, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
It covers autopatrol, but not autroview (from extension FlaggedRevs), which are totally differnt. Btw, In my opinion global bots should have autoreview and global rollbackers should get movestable (to stay in synch with autoconfirmed) - Hoo man 19:21, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
- I threw together a Q&D "global reviewer" group and checked it on test.wikipedia (see talkpage). It frankly doesn't work all that well, missing a couple key components, and that's not even considering any local policy issues that may be in place. My suggestion would be to just request global rollback instead and forget about the review-related flags altogether. Kylu 22:11, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
For perspective: en.WN deliberately withholds the reviewer bit from the Commons delinker bot, in order to guarantee that when it runs, each delinking is flagged for manual attention. --Pi zero 00:01, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
- Moved section to Rollback requests per Kylu's suggestion above. Rehman(+) 00:18, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose You're a good editor, but after reading over this nomination, it doesn't seem like you have a real need for the global rollback tool. Global rollback isn't going to helpful to your work when what you're looking for is a form of global autopatrolled/patrolled rights which do not readily exist at this time. Sorry, FASTILY (TALK) 19:15, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
- Thank you ;) If rollback doesn't provide autoreviewed status, then I would like to withdraw my nomination. Hopefully we'd have such a feature sometime in the future. Have a nice day. Rehman(+) 22:51, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
- --dferg ☎ talk 06:56, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
Requests for global sysop permissions 
The following request is closed.
Hello everybody. As an active SWMT member, I'd like to request global sysop rights, which can be very usefull to delete pages and potentialy ban vandals when patrolling small wikis.
I'm sysop and bureaucrat on frwiktionary, I've been sysop on frwikibooks and on lbwikionary and I have a sysop flagged bot. So I think I know how to deal with sysop tools ;). Nevertheless, I promise you I'll use my tools only if I'm pretty sure it's a case of vandalism.
Thanks by advance -- Quentinv57 19:18, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support Why not? -FASTILY (TALK) 18:51, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support SM ** =^^= ** 18:59, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support per good work at SRSD. Jafeluv 07:56, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
- Support - Hoo man (talk) 11:56, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
- Note: Some people opposed your recent candidature for global rollback. I said there that rollback is definitely no big deal, adminship shouldn't neither but in fact adminship could easier be misused and can cause damage. What do you think changed since last month in your behaviour? Do you think that they would not oppose you now? Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:02, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
- To be honest, I don't think I really changed this last month, at least concerning RC patrolling. But I'm sure that the way I patrol today has nothing to do with the one I patrolled ten months ago. I understand the doubts expressed by guillom, but I really think that they're not up-to-date. Please have a look at my global activity since I've been elected as a global rollbacker and check my sysop operations to give me some feedback. Thanks -- Quentinv57 18:43, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
- Yes fr33kman 03:52, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support – Definitely a trusted user. —MC10 (T•C•EM) 17:37, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
- Sure - Tiptoety talk 20:32, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
- Yes --FiliP ██ 09:57, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support --WizardOfOz talk 17:18, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
- OKSavant-fou 11:08, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Done, but please keep DerHexer's comment in mind. --Erwin 09:13, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks for support. Sure I'll take care about what DerHexer said. -- Quentinv57 14:09, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Opt-in global sysops for es.wikibooks 
Me, as es.wikibooks bureaucrat and per discussion it is requested to enable global sysops on the project. For the Spanish Wikibooks, --dferg ☎ talk 14:15, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
- Done, but you will be blamed if they change their minds. :-P —DerHexer (Talk) 22:57, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
- It is doubtful :P --dferg ☎ talk 06:55, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
The following request is closed.
I am a wikimedian from India and my home wiki is Malayalam wikipedia. Recently I along with User:Junaidpv are doing lot of inter wiki activities in various Indian Language wikipedias. We both are interacting with various Indian language wiki communities. Most of the inactive wikis doesn't have active sysops. For some wikis non-sysop users are there. But since they are not sysops they are not able to edit commons.js or other restricted pages.
Both of us are helping all Indian language wikis to setup various Indic script typing tools. But since we don't have permission to edit those special pages we are helpless. So I request you to kindly grant global sysop rights to me. Junaid will file a separate request. We are specifically requesting the sysop rights in Indian language wikis (all projects, not only wikipedia). Complete list of Indian language wiki projects is available in this newsletter http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_India_Community_Newsletter_2010_September.pdf --Shijualex 14:37, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose. You have limited cross-wiki experience and almost no experience working in administrative areas of smaller wikis. The global sysop flag gives you access to the whole array of sysop tools, not just the ability to edit css and mediawiki namespace pages. If all you're interested in is editing restricted pages cross-wiki, I recommend enlisting the help of local sysops at the smaller wikis in question, or enlisting the help of a willing steward. -FASTILY (TALK) 03:04, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Just reply for some of your comments.
You have limited cross-wiki experience
Let the other Indian language wikimedians comment on it. This PDF itself is the result of cross wiki interaction. That is a result of interacting with more than 8 Indian language wiki communities.
Recently there has been requests across many Indic language wikipedias to help implementing the typing tools in the respective wikis. The reason for this request is coming to us is because, Junaid is the person who developed the typimg solution for Malayalam and I was overseeing it. Other Indian language wikimedians noticed it and asked the help from us to implement it in their wiki. And we were able to help Hindi and Marathi wiki community to implement it in their wiki, since they have active admins there. But that is not the case with languages like Sanskrit, Oriya, Assamese, and so on. Currently there is no community itself for these wikis. Even though there is one or two users (who edit now and then) there is not active sysop in most of these language wikis. Apart from helping them with the typing tools we are trying to build the community itself. For that sysops rights will help.
almost no experience working in administrative areas of smaller wikis.
:) you haven't seen my contributions in malayalam wikipedia and Malayalam wikisource. Malayalam wikipedia or wikisource are not BIG wikis. --Shijualex 03:52, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- With respect, you have taken my oppose out of context, but ironically, refuted neither of the statements you took out of context. After taking a second look, I've realized you have almost no cross-wiki experience in smaller wikis whatsoever - have a look: . For the record, the mediawiki wiki, wikimania wikis, meta, labs, and wikimedia wikis are all management wikis. Edits at the aforementioned wikis are typically not classified as cross-wiki experience in smaller wikis. As for "no experience working in administrative areas of smaller wikis", yes, that's right - I've implied that the Malayalam wikipedia and wikisource are small wikis. That being said, once again, you have failed to explain why you need the entire array of sysop tools (e.g. blocking, deleting, ect). Requesting help from local sysops at the smaller wikis or enlisting the help of a willing steward would be more than adequate in terms of what you wish to accomplish. -FASTILY (TALK) 04:42, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
That being said, once again, you have failed to explain why you need the entire array of sysop tools (e.g. blocking, deleting, ect)
In fact we do not want any of the above rights (I mean block, delete, and so on). For time being the only right required is editing few pages in the mediawiki namespace, like common.js, vector.js, and so on.
Then you may ask why you asked for Global sysop. The reason is, I haven't found another user group which will give the rights to edit only those pages across all Indian language wikis (not only wikipedias, we need to build community for wikisource wiktionary, and other sister wikis also). There is no way to get local admin ship now. The reason is there is no community in most of the wikis that I mentioned above. And we are trying to build it. One of the important step towards it is providing tools for typing respective language script. We are working on it. I know it is very difficult to understand it from latin-script perspective where we can directly input the text. --Shijualex 06:00, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- If you only need to be able to edit the MediaWiki namespace, you can request a global editinterface flag in the section directly below this one. Jafeluv 07:33, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Jafeluv. I was not aware about this user group. I am withdrawing this request. I will apply for the editinterface usergroup. Thanks once again. --Shijualex 17:09, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- You can get local adminship; post a note, wait a week, get it. Seb az86556 07:48, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose Get local adminship, you don't need a global flag for what you want to do; more importantly, you will be explicitly forbidden to use the global flag for content edits and edits that are not anti-vandalism related. Writing and implementing tools is not a decision related to anti-vandalism and uncontroversial maintenance. Seb az86556 04:41, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Requests for global editinterface permissions 
Global editinterface for Shijualex 
The following request is closed.
Hi As mentioned above, I am a wikimedian from India and my home wiki is Malayalam wikipedia. Recently I along with User:Junaidpv are doing lot of inter wiki activities in various Indian Language wikipedias. We both are interacting with various Indian language wiki communities. Most of the inactive wikis doesn't have active sysops. For some wikis non-sysop users are there. But since they are not sysops they are not able to edit commons.js or other restricted pages.
Now both of us are helping all Indian language wikis to setup various Indic script typing tools. But since we don't have permission to edit those special pages we are helpless. So I request you to kindly grant global editinterface rights to me. thanks, --Shijualex 17:31, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- Comment I'm not feeling comfortable with that... giving a that powerful global flag to users who haven't got that much cross-wiki activity/ experience (outside your home wiki). Further you only want to use them on a few wikis, so I would suggest you to just ask for local flags. (With the global editinterface right, you could heavily affect major wikis like de, en, es, ru, fr ... wiki) - Hoo man (talk) 17:49, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose similar to my reasons above. I fail to see how a global flag is necessary. Post a note on the wikis you want to work with, wait a week, and if no-one opposes get adminship (if it takes you longer, you can even get an extension); the ability to mess around with all interfaces and w/o time-restriction simply isn't something I could support. Seb az86556 20:15, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose Global editinterface is an unofficial right, without policies governing it, and should not be given "just because it could be nice to have", and usually only for temporary periods while it's beeing used. Laaknor 20:18, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
- I'd like to encourage users to visit Requests for comment/Indic Sysop and opine, so that these sorts of tasks can be performed without incurring the worry of non-Indic language projects. Kylu 16:04, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose per Laaknor. -FASTILY (TALK) 18:23, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
- Not done - no consensus to promote at this time. --dferg ☎ talk 16:01, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Requests for global ip block exemption permissions