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====Stephen G. Brown@nv.wikipedia====
 
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:[[User:Lar|Lar]] mentioned that my adminship is expiring and that I need to make a request if I want to maintain it. Yes, I am requesting that my adminship be extended. Thanks. [[User:Stephen G. Brown|Stephen G. Brown]] 17:09, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
 
:[[User:Lar|Lar]] mentioned that my adminship is expiring and that I need to make a request if I want to maintain it. Yes, I am requesting that my adminship be extended. Thanks. [[User:Stephen G. Brown|Stephen G. Brown]] 17:09, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
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::It there some difficulty with this? [[User:Lar|Lar]] said to me, "For now, your bit has been turned off but it's '''easy enough to turn back on'''. I see no issues in the log (at a quick glance) with your adminship." If I’m away from my work much longer, I’ll forget what I was trying to do. [[User:Stephen G. Brown|Stephen G. Brown]] 04:45, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
   
 
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current requests Steward requests (Permissions > approved temporary)
This page holds approved requests for temporary permissions until they expire. Please add new requests on the request page and not here. Stewards: please do not archive these requests until all temporary rights have been removed. Please move them to the latest archive (linked in the request page's header) after processing. The requests are ordered by the date of removal. Please state the date in bold text at the bottom of the section for ease of processing.

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==Temporary access expired==
Hello {{subst:PAGENAME}}. The temporary access you requested on this wiki has expired (see [[m:Steward requests/Permissions/2020-09|archived request]]). Thanks. ~~~~


Expiring: 2 Jan 2010

Nesnad@chr.wikipedia

Hello! I think that one of the things slowing down input on the Cherokee Wikipedia is that many people don't know how to input the non-roman characters into the computer. A helpful user on the Navajo Wikipedia has taught me how to create an input bar (that is in use on Navajo Wikipedia) for use on Cherokee Wikipedia. I request temporary Admin rights so I can impliment this, in the hope of making Cherokee Wikipedia easier to use for those who do not know how to setup a Cherokee keyboard and what not. Thanks in advance, wado. Nesnad 13:26, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable to me, how long do you need the rights for? Would a week be enough? a month? Let us know. ++Lar: t/c 06:11, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done to expire on 2010-01-02 as I see all existing two administrators being inactive. Please ask shortly before the end of this year if you need extension.--Jusjih 03:09, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 9 Jan 2010

JerryofWong@zhwikisource for import

The above user wants import flag. After local discussion since 2009-09-23, only I entered a supporting with no one else saying anything as the community there is not so big. Grant the flag?--Jusjih 02:51, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

What is the purpose of import flag? There is no active community, so I would suggest granting temporary right. Other opinions? LeinaD (t) 23:11, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
I agree :)--Nick1915 - all you want 07:55, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
The user wants to import things to make new pages faster. If you do not support permanent right, I agree temporary one, then see if renewal is fine, as I avoid granting this due to steward policy about the conflict of interest.--Jusjih 00:50, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Seems reasonable enough of a request, how long is needed? ++Lar: t/c 03:24, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
I've granted JerryofWong import flag for 3 months, expires: 9-01-2010. Please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows. LeinaD (t) 14:31, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 10 Jan 2010

Aliter@fywiktionary

fy:wikt:Meidogger:Aliter

Yes check.svg Done - granted temporary for 6 months (per discussion and previous requests and few other users). Expires 10 January 2010. ++Lar: t/c 05:17, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 12 Jan 2010

Masterches@htwiki

I tend to decline this. You have not been active on the wiki in the past 3 months. And please inform the community before you request temp sysopship. The page you linked only contains your request from June 2009. --თოგო (D) 10:44, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
i follow the contributions made on the wiki and bring enhancements each time it is possible-you can look at my homepage to see the work that has been done; i should log in before each contributions of mine in order to have higher statistics ...
many things have been done to maintain contributions on the wiki but the community is still poor; there are a small increasing on anonymous contributions but the take-off is not spectacular yet.
Please remember to sign your posts with "~~~~", it sets a good example as you grow your community. I agree with Thogo that you should be a visible contributor to the wiki you want a temporary adminship on... Perhaps it's as simple as remembering to log in so we can see your work. Perhaps come back in a few weeks? ++Lar: t/c 01:07, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
i don't know why coming back in a few weeks, my contributions are on my homepage (homepage), on my discussion panel (ht:Diskisyon_Itilizatè:Masterches), on the log there ([2]); i'm not an inexperienced user ...it's my fourth application for this post and the reasons invoqued each time for not having a longer adminship are "community is too small to give you more than 6 or 3 months"; do explain me what the problem is now... Masterches 10:35, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Because when we go to your contribs on htwiki we see only 5 edits since June. That's not very many. If you aren't working there much or at all, do you need a temp sysopship there? I'd be inclined to say no. But you also said you were contributing but forgot to log in.... so, try to remember to log in and come back in a few weeks so we can see what you do there, that's my thinking. Other stewards may have a different view. ++Lar: t/c
Yes check.svg Done to expire on 2010-01-12. Please use edit summaries more often as well.--Jusjih 02:57, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 20 Jan 2010

Eminn@azwikisource

For records i have granted user:Eminn temp 3 month adminship on azwikisource . This would be expired on 2009/10/08 Mardetanha talk 19:52, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Status removed. LeinaD (t) 14:49, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Flag was regranting will be removed at 2010/01/20 --Mardetanha talk 17:56, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 25 Jan 2010

Mopza@th.wikisource

Please grant me temporary import + sysop status on Thai Wikisource for 3 Months. Thank you! --Ken-Z! System-users bw.png Talk 04:58, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Please make a local announcement, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:06, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg sysop-status, expires: 25-01-2010 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks
For the import status, please request transwiki for the wiki You wish to import from at bugzilla:, then You can access it from the drop down at s:th:special:import as sysop. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:27, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 13 Feb 2010

User:Ciphers@arwiki for import

Hi, i would like to request the importer rights on arabic wikipedia for my account for trial. I may change these rights to my bot account later in case the trial worked as expected. link to the local request is here, sorry it is in Arabic. thanks! --Ciphers 11:10, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold as you just added this on 2009-11-05.--Jusjih 02:55, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
Sure, no problem. --Ciphers 03:37, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done to expire on 2010-02-13 as I see only one other user commenting on your request.--Jusjih 01:16, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 22 Feb 2010

Hercule@ace.wikipedia

There are few votes, but the pool is open since 2 weeks, and the 2 sysops have supported it. Regards Hercule 09:16, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

This page don't exist. Please, show us a valid link. Thanks. Alex Pereira falaê 11:58, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
The page is here.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 17:25, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
This just seems weird - the community is fine with having an admin who does not speak the language? Odd. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 03:09, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, they agree with it. Is it forbidden ?
I'm sysop and crat on wuu.wikipedia while I don't speak Wu, and there is also an admin/crat on wo.wikipedia who don't speak Wolof.
--Hercule 09:28, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
It's not unheard of... there are a fair number of other examples out there I believe. ++Lar: t/c 02:15, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Given the small community should this be temp access?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:26, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes with very limited active users. Yes check.svg Done to expire on 2010-02-22.--Jusjih 21:30, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 1 March 2010

putnik@ruwikinews

putnik 14:30, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Request refused - not enough voters. Candidate should be supported by local community (at least 3 users), but not only by one person two persons. LeinaD (t) 15:00, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Done. Request for permanent access has been changed into temporary access on 6 months. Expires 1 March 2010. LeinaD (t) 22:03, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Demmy@yo.wikipedia

I am requesting an extension to my sysop which expires tomorrow. I am the only active administrator on the wiki. Thanks. Demmy 16:15, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done for 3 months through 2010-03-01. Your last request on 2009-02-28 to prolong was based on the request shown above started in 2008. Since no one says anything after February 2009 with very limited active users there, I am extending for another 3 months.--Jusjih 21:56, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 3 March 2010

Jagwar@mgwiki

Hello,

I would like to renew my mandate of temporary sysop on mgwikipedia. Because I have to correct some mediawiki messages. I will also have to reorganize the sitenotice but I can't because I'm no longer admin.

That's why I request for temporary adminship.

Thanks in advance, Jagwar 交談 homewiki 09:12, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Done Granted Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". to expire on {{{2}}}-{{{3}}}-{{{4}}}. --თოგო (D) 11:11, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Hanberke@tk.wikipedia

  • i am inclined to prolong for another 3 months at a time. by the way, do you have any plan what to do about the "empty pages" created among these? very best, oscar 10:03, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires: 12-03-2010 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:22, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Jagwar@mgwiki

Hello,

I would like to renew my mandate of temporary sysop on mgwikipedia. Because I have to correct some mediawiki messages. I will also have to reorganize the sitenotice but I can't because I'm no longer admin.

That's why I request for temporary adminship.

Thanks in advance, Jagwar 交談 homewiki 09:12, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Done Granted Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". to expire on {{{2}}}-{{{3}}}-{{{4}}}. --თოგო (D) 11:11, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Jagwar 交談 homewiki 08:59, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Iniquity@rubooks

Good afternoon. I have requests for adminship in Russian Wikibooks. But it has not got bureaucrats and so big local community. And I would like You help. - Iniquity 18:47, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Please, send a avaliable link about your votation/discussion. Thanks. Alex Pereira falaê 19:05, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Is ready. Sorry. - Iniquity 19:19, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
One question: Why the long time to do this request? Last edit in that page was wrote in 27 may 2009... Alex Pereira falaê 19:31, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Around 6 months. - Iniquity 19:35, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Alex Pereira falaê 19:48, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Chaojoker@hy.wikiquote

Armenian Wikiquote has one admin at this point, who has been inactive for some time, and as a result quite a few pages have piled up for deletion. To take care of this and similar affairs, I've put up the nomination for adminship at the Armenian Wikiquote for a week (already an admin at Armenian Wikipedia). Please grant admin status to take care of these matters. Thank you in advance, Chaojoker 21:03, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Done. Access to expire 3 March 2010. Thanks for helping out! --Erwin 09:15, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 16 March 2010

Lucyin@wawiktionary

I wish to continue my work as administrator on Walloon Wictionary I started in January. There is now a small community to support my work. So I hope to get the statute for a longer period.

--Lucyin 03:16, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, expires: 16-03-2010 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:03, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 18 March 2010

Teak@hywikisource

Thank you! ― Teak 20:46, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Done, status granted for 6 months, expires: 18-03-2010. Regards, LeinaD (t) 21:17, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 26 March 2010

Malafaya@vo.wiktionary

My temporary adminship just expired. I would like to renew it for another period of time. Thank you! Malafaya 14:37, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, expires: 26-03-2010 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks (I'd recommend to keep the voting open until next time, maybe enough visitors will have given their opinion until then). Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:37, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
I just wrote a notice there to the fact that the voting is still ongoing. Let's seem if someone else participates. Thanks, Malafaya 23:45, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 9 April 2010

Xqt@pdcwiki

Thank you! Xqt 07:48, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Status granted. Alex Pereira falaê 11:26, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! --Marbot 12:08, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
There's just one vote. We can't give out permanent sysop with just one supporting vote. It'd propose to give him temp sysop for three months. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:26, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Support Support. Alex Pereira falaê 17:40, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I think Alex's judgement and decision was and is correct. The community, which is indeed not very large at pdcwiki, had three weeks to comment or oppose (announcement was made on main page). Sadly the only vote was from me, the current admin. However a re-election is compulsory on this wiki. Please have a look at the preconditions for adminstatus, too. Thus I do not see any problems. Taking also into consideration that stewards have the power to stop misuse right away at any time it occurs, makes the risk of misuse even smaller. Apart from that, I think that it is better to have two admins on this wiki than just one. A compromise I see at this stage is that he gets temporary adminstatus for three months which is then automatically transferred into permanent adminstatus thereafter. Best regards --Marbot 18:05, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
No, sorry, I disagree. Sysops should be elected by more than one user. There are dozens of other wikis with just one sysop. Xqt could start another regular election in three month. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:13, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I agree with DerHexer. After three months, make a new election. Best regards. Alex Pereira falaê 18:17, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I respect your decision. --Marbot 18:30, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

I requeste to prolong his temporary adminship by three months. He has done a great job so far! Thank you --Marbot 19:23, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

See also here. Also announced on Main Page. Thank you. --Marbot 09:17, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
OK, prolonged for another 3 months – until October 1, 2009. --FiliP ██ 10:33, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

I request to prolong my adminship because since two months I am the only active sysop at his site. [5] --Xqt 08:55, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Hello Xqt, I don't see a problem here, only please also make a local announcement (Village pump, Mainpage talkpage, or similar), so possible readers or other users could object and open new reuqest on SRP. Regards, LeinaD (t) 14:44, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi Leinard, thanks for your message. I did this at w:pdc:Wikipedia:Gmeeschafts-Portal #Xqt as admin some days ago. Would this be enought or should I start a new threat? --Xqt 15:57, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
OK, prolonged for another 6 months, expires: 9-04-2010. Regards, LeinaD (t) 16:18, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 15 May 2010

Amdf@mhr.wikipedia

My sysop access will expire 15-11-2009, please prolong it. амдф 15:36, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Please make a local announcement so if others object they can say so. - Andre Engels 23:37, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Done. амдф 19:50, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
I support. Azimbaj 11:51, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Prolonged for another 6 months, expires: 15-05-2010. Regards, LeinaD (t) 12:09, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

As requested on RfP, per local voting at mhr:Wikipedia:Сайтвиктарыше, I've removed the flag. --M/ 16:44, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 21 May 2010

小躍@hak.wikipedia

I want to make Wikipedia's contributions in the Hakka wiki. Don’t encounter any destruction,so I work as time the Administrator, Can the management edition, the protection, delete the page and restore the page, and manage all users.--林躍錩 11:15, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I think he is asking for extension to his sysop status as his temporary permission expires on 24 Nov 2009—Bencmq 11:47, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Can you please make an annoucement on hakwiki about this, so if users don't want you to continue we will know? Otherwise, I'll prolong this closer to the expiry date.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 18:28, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - temp access extended for 6 months (May 21, 2010).  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:28, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Unai Fdz. de Betoño@eu.wikiquote

My temporary permission is going to end in two days. I ask for a longer one. Thank's. --Unai Fdz. de Betoño 12:36, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Could you please make an announcement on euwikiquote so the local community can make their opinions on this known?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 17:30, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes. I made it here, adding a link to this page.--Unai Fdz. de Betoño 18:23, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - extended temp access for 6 months (May 21, 2010).  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:31, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Expiring 5 June 2010

Thuvack@ts.wikipedia

Real life has given me a breather during the summer Holidays. I would like to contribute once more on work started in this wiki. Temporary admin rights can help frequent vandal in this wiki.Thank you! -- Thuvack 08:20, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

We'd rather you didn't use your temp admin rights to frequently vandalize :) ... (Yes, I know what you really meant but it was funny. )... No objections, seems reasonable enough. 6 months? ++Lar: t/c 11:25, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
That sounds good to me... yeah I omitted the word "fight" after vandal. It does sound funny in retrospect :-) -- Thuvack 13:22, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I've set the bit on for you again. Expires in 6 months, on 5 June 2010. ++Lar: t/c 21:51, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 15 June 2010

Ikatz@euwiktionary

Hello, I'm Ikatz. I am the most active user of the Basque wiktionary and I want to be administrator. Now there are two administrators, but one of them never accesses to wiktionary and the second adminstrator accesses a little bit. Sometimes when there is vandalism, often spend days or even weeks before they are deleted and punished. Moreover, in the Basque wiktionary there are many things to do but some of them I can not do because I am not an administrator. I have not presented at the cafe to be adminstrator because there are only the second manager mentioned above and me. Besides the second administrator is who recommended me introduce myself just to administrator and I thought it wouldn't be necessary to vote in the cafe because it has already offered their support. Forgive me for my bad English. Thanks. --EH-Ikatz answer here 22:59, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Please do go to your local discussion area and mention that you'd like to help out. If there are no objections after a few days we can make you a temporary admin but we do like to see you ask for community input. After you do, come back and link to the discussion. Thanks. ++Lar: t/c 23:11, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
I have already volunteered to be administrator on the discussion rooms and the active administrator has already voted for it. --EH-Ikatz answer here 13:13, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Please, answer me I am waiting more for a week--EH-Ikatz answer here 21:19, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

As per a similar situation involving the user Bengoa on the same project, I'm applying parity and emulating Birdy's decision on that case, from July 25, 2009: adminship is granted for six months, expiring June 15, 2010, with the possibility of conversion to permanent adminship provided a minimum community input can be secured by then. Good luck. Redux 13:15, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Seb az86556@nv.wikipedia

(Not sure if this is the right procedure/place to post it. Currently temp-admin.)
I was given temporary adminship with the advice to start a discussion/public request before it expires on Dec 15. I did so, and after my initial "trial-period," I now have the support of the two most active contributors (see link -- basically "our community"; I hope it will grow somewhat over time). Thank you so much/Ahehee' nitsxaago Seb az86556 22:08, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

We like to see a few more comments before making adminship permanent but you have the support of the other active admin there so I think this seems reasonable. What do my fellow stewards think? In any case we certainly could extend your temporary again. ++Lar: t/c 23:21, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
uhm, I'd extend his temp flag, 2 supports are not enough ... not even in a small community--Nick1915 - all you want 17:02, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
I'd also say extend the temp flag, until the community is a bit more robust. — Dan | talk 20:52, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Well, I suppose. It's a "chicken or egg"-question. It has me wondering how Node_ue gets to retain permanent status for 4 years without any support or any community at that time. Effectively, the only permanent admin is inactive, and anyone who is willing to become active and do something will be told... Anyways --- How many people would it take? Seb az86556 03:49, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Hold a local vote to remove adminship from said person, who was apparently added during a period of looser standards. Kylu 03:55, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for that answer. The second part was about the number of votes; it would be nice for all of us if somebody could tell me something for future reference along the lines of "Don't bother showing up again before you have 100 votes" or something like that. I could not find the corresponding rule anywhere; maybe I was simply looking in the wrong places. Again, thank you. Seb az86556 16:56, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
You raise valid concerns. I'm not sure we do have a hard and fast rule (although it's certainly way less than 100 votes!), it's more common sense (although I could be wrong). 2 votes is very much on the low side of the line, although I tended to think that in this particular case it might be sufficient given that you had already shown your mettle, and you had the support of the other active admin. But I wasn't sure, which is why I asked my fellow stewards for their views instead of just saying yes. Since they are saying probably not, I tend to agree. As for a line... typically if we see 4 or 5 votes from regular contributors that's usually enough. There is a lot of difference between a community of 2 and a community of 5... 5 is trending towards a self sufficient community, while 2 is one person away from a one man show, which we know isn't sustainable. The line for 'crat is significantly higher than admin of course. In any case we are prepared to renew your temp without any question. I hope that helps. ++Lar: t/c 11:05, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
OK. I doubt we'll ever need a crat or anything beyond that. Thank you for the temp-flag, and I guess I'll be back again in a few months... :)
(PS: you should probably put some sort of explanation like you just gave me on the top of this page... all current request are below 5 votes as far as I can tell... saves time and energy for everybody...) Seb az86556 23:10, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Good point. Also, it appears we didn't set a specific expiration, I'm thinking another 6 months, set to expire June 15 2010. ++Lar: t/c 19:58, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
OK. sounds good. thanks/ahéheeʼSeb az86556 22:04, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done then... temp adminship extended to June 15 2010. Archiving this to the Steward requests/Permissions/Approved temporary shortly. Note that Stephen G. Brown did not ask for renewal (the previous request was here.) and will be removed. ++Lar: t/c 14:57, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Stephen G. Brown@nv.wikipedia

Lar mentioned that my adminship is expiring and that I need to make a request if I want to maintain it. Yes, I am requesting that my adminship be extended. Thanks. Stephen G. Brown 17:09, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
It there some difficulty with this? Lar said to me, "For now, your bit has been turned off but it's easy enough to turn back on. I see no issues in the log (at a quick glance) with your adminship." If I’m away from my work much longer, I’ll forget what I was trying to do. Stephen G. Brown 04:45, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Expiring: 8 November 2010

Borislav@bg.wikinews

Excuse me for reviving this discussion so soon after it was archived, but I feel that certain details were not well explained which led to some haste and waste. Since I am also in touch with these details, I'd like to mend the matters and explain again why is this request for an exception of the general rules.

The Bulgarian contributing community is relatively small, not enough human resources to cover all sister projects and most of the people who voluntarily contribute to Wikimedia are those who contribute to Wikipedia. Another reason, especially concerning BG Wikinews, may be that, to the best of my knowledge, we don't have in Bulgaria a news media that originally releases news under free license, so we don't have such a free data source, while using non-free media (paraphrasing texts, access to images) consumes more efforts than those available.

Now, one of our wikipedians Grigor Gatchev (Григор Гачев, check SUL, a local user, bot operator, holder of several own wikis, programmer and active promoter of free software) used his personal contacts and managed to convince one relatively small but flexible Bulgarian news media to release some of its content under CC-BY. He also programmed a special bot to wikify and import this content on a daily basis, roughly 20-30 articles per day. Which already comprises a big resource, at least big for our humble standards; and freely licensed, which is no less victory :)

So, he will need bot status. But before he leaves the bot running, he will need to first make some tests which require the flag be changed on, off, on, off... (due to some already encountered problems with captcha and other fine tunings). Which means either constantly bugging stewards with such requests (which would take much more time, efforts) or the other option is that we have a local bureaucrat on BG Wikinews, and so far there is only one admin, Borislav, the person who once requested the opening of all BG projects and has been given either bureaucrat or admin rights in all of them (check his SUL and user rights). This is why Grigor used the phrase "natural choice" in his first request.

Our point is that presently there is nothing in BG Wikinews, around which a community may be built, while Grigor's efforts to run the news bot may very soon break the vicious circle and bring readers, and of course editors. An explanation was given that the wiki must have at least 5 admins in order to apply for crat, but with a *currently* active and interested community tending to zero this simply cannot happen in reasonable time.

So a community may start forming, only when there is *something* around which they may gather, a resource, which has lacked for about 6 years, and only now we have the chance to have it. Once we have the content, admins and crats will be very soon really needed to clean after the (inevitable) vandals, to help operating the bot (giving and removing the flag when needed) and do maintenance which is not accessible to regular editors. One admin will not be able to do all the job, while the lack of a crat to facilitate the bot operator's job will hinder its initial fine-tuning which may affect the quality of the bot job. It is not a good idea to make the project's progress constantly dependent on stewards for decisions of purely operational nature.

In other words, it is really an exceptional request that we'd like to be granted more trust than the usual procedure provides, but the idea and the expected result is really promising and the people involved (Borislav and Grigor, after writing you - me too :-) ) are not going to abuse this trust, as we haven't done it so far in all other sister projects where we actively contribute. Thank you in advance. Spiritia 20:01, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I've spoken independently to Spiritia. Given the user involved and the nature of the request, as the local project is intending on granting and removing the bot flag, and that I'm convinced that doing this supports the growth of the nascent Bulgarian Wikinews project. bastique demandez! 20:05, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Does that communication address the reasons it wasn't done originally?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:11, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, it addresses the fact that the reason it wasn't done before was per policy, and that I've granted it as an exception to the policy, in my position, because I'm convinced it will foster the growth of the project. I've also acknowledged that it was declined before per policy, as was appropriate. bastique demandez! 20:16, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
OK, you granted him bureaucrat flag (I'm bit confused), but who will control what happens on bg.wikinews? If this is an exception, it should be somehow controlled. In my opinion permanent bureaucrat should be turned into temporary access - on one year period with possibility of prolongation. It's too small project for permanent bureaucrat. LeinaD (t) 11:06, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
who will control what happens on bg.wikinews? -- what this has to do with bureaucrat privileges? --Петър Петров 10:46, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Granting administrator access by bureaucrat have to base on decision of community, but bg.wikinews is a very small community, so it should be controlled. LeinaD (t) 14:48, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

In view of the fact that bureaucrat right has been granted as an exception to the policy, it must be on special condition: temporary access. Bureaucrat right has been turned into temporary access, expires: 8-11-2010. Please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows. Note for stewards: Before prolonging please check bureaucrat's activity. LeinaD (t) 16:48, 8 November 2009 (UTC)