- Congrats on the job. 01:18, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
User:Nikerabbit and global interface editor
Hi! We are wondering if Nikerabbit's global interface editor rights are granted for WMF purposes, or as a volunteer (if it was the latter, the rights are expired and need to be removed). The original discussion is at Steward_requests/Global_permissions/2012-08#Global_editinterface_for_Nikerabbit. --Rschen7754 19:39, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
- The rights never went through us and so I would generally consider them to be within the volunteer purview. I'm happy to write to him to see if he needs them for work purposes and, if so, we can convert them into staff rights. Do we know if he's been using them (is that why they are expiring)? Or are they just expiring because they expire automatically with or without use. I can certainly envision a reason for needing them in his language engineering work but whether he actually needs/uses them is a different question :). Jalexander--WMF 19:45, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
- The rights are supposed to be reconfirmed after one year, unless they are granted through WMF staff request. Following... recent events, we checked to see if any other people with this right had not been reconfirmed within the last year. I can wait to remove them until we hear back from you. --Rschen7754 19:53, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Privacy_policy&diff=8477438&oldid=8475976 one of the two changes is uncontroversial. The other is a "Slight change" according to LuisV (WMF)/LVilla (WMF), but I would not dispute the ter substantial, which you used. Why did you revert the former? All it does is link to the new official blog entry. Sheesh. --Elvey (talk) 01:34, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Please test the new feature Special:PageMigration
As a Google Summer of Code Intern, I have been working on the Mass Migration tools project for Wikimedia. We are now ready with a minimal working product. The tool helps translators and translation administrators import the old translations into the Translate Extension.
An instance of the same has been set up on labs. You can find some useful instructions on the main page.
Please test the tool and report bugs/suggestions using the link provided on the main page itself. You can have a look at the tracking bug to check already reported bugs.
zh:User:Jimmy xu wrk was renamed globally to Jimmy Xu - does his name on the identification page need to be changed? (Also, should WMF staff be the one making that change, I assume?) --Rschen7754 19:36, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
- Generally, yes, I think it's best for one of us to do the change mostly just so that someone can link to a diff of that (just like they do for when we add someone to the list in general). Do you have a log entry (or a request post if it was a global one here on meta) for Jimmy Xu? Jalexander--WMF 19:38, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to bug you again... but I have just desysopped the above user on ocwiki under AAR. However, after the fact someone mentioned that he might need the rights as a sysadmin (though he isn't in the global group). I'm told that he is exempt from admin inactivity policies on dewiki (though he is on the account de:User:Domas Mituzas there due to a SUL conflict). Should the rights be restored? Now that I already did it, I won't restore it until I hear officially otherwise... --Rschen7754 21:41, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the ping, Domas has the ability to ask for and receive rights (including, and probably most importantly, the global sysadmin group) when needed for his volunteer development and system administration work. I think that if, such as in the deWiki case, the community decides to leave him with the rights that should be respected however I am in general happy to leave up to the community individual local rights, such as the ocwiki one you removed, because 1. the particular technical issues which arise requiring rights do not necessarily continue to reappear on the same wiki and 2. they are relatively easy for him to get back when needed. I obviously reserve the right to change my mind if he, or another developer, comes to me with a specific need (at that point we'd debate whether local or global rights make most sense). Jalexander--WMF 23:33, 29 July 2014 (UTC)