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This page outlines the standards and guidelines related to the use of the user rights assigned to the global sysop user group. If you need help from a sysop or a steward on your project, please see Meta:Requests and proposals , Global sysops/Requests and Steward requests/Miscellaneous.

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Global sysops are highly trusted users with a strong track record of cross-wiki contributions that have sysop and interface administrator privileges on most public wikis, for the purposes of antivandalism and routine maintenance. They are not users with sysop tools on all wikis and they have no extra editorial control over content or the local community.

Scope

By default, global sysops may use this global user group's permissions on wikis that meet one or both of the following criteria:

  • fewer than ten administrators exist; or
  • fewer than three administrators have made a logged action within the past two months.

Projects may opt-in or opt-out at their own discretion if they obtain local consensus. Simply inform any steward of the community's decision. A wiki set is used to specify a list of wikis where global sysops do not have access (list).

Most global sysops also have global rollback . Unlike the global sysop rights, global rollback is truly global.

Appointment

Requests for global sysop rights should be placed on Steward requests/Global permissions. The request will be approved by a steward if there is a consensus for the user to become a global sysop after a period of discussion of no less than two weeks. The discussion is not a vote; comments must present specific points in favor of or against the user's approval.

Removal

Continued global sysop access depends on both activity and the continued support of the Wikimedia community.

Inactivity:

Global sysops will automatically lose their access if in six months they've not used the respective rights outside of wikis on which they have local rights.

Vote of confidence:

Any steward may remove a global sysop's rights at any time if they feel the tools have been misused, or if a request for comment has shown that a significant minority does not trust the global sysop. If this occurs and the global sysop wants the tools back, a vote of confidence shall occur, where the global sysop must retain the consensus of the community in order to return their access.

Permissions

This is the list of permissions, with explanations, which global sysops have. The permissions are nearly identical to those of regular administrators ; however, these permissions apply to any Wikimedia Foundation project that has not opted out of the global sysops' access list. They are not capable of changing any local userrights either (unless they also have appropriate local permissions).

User rights currently assigned to the global-sysop global group
Right Description Notes
1 autoconfirmed Not be affected by IP-based rate limits Normally part of the autoconfirmed user group or granted to all users
2 editsemiprotected Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users"
3 flow-edit-post Edit Structured Discussions posts by other users
4 flow-hide Hide Structured Discussions topics and posts
5 move Move pages
6 movestable Move pages with stable versions
7 reupload Overwrite existing files
8 reupload-own Overwrite existing files uploaded by oneself
9 skipcaptcha Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA
10 spamblacklistlog View the spam block list log
11 upload Upload files
12 ipinfo Retrieve information about IP addresses attached to revisions or log entries
13 abusefilter-log-detail View detailed abuse log entries Governed by local policies where they exist, otherwise part of the sysop user group
14 abusefilter-modify Create or modify abuse filters
15 autopatrol Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled
16 autoreviewrestore Auto-review on rollback
17 editautopatrolprotected Edit pages protected as "Allow only autopatrollers"
18 ipblock-exempt Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks
19 move-categorypages Move category pages
20 move-rootuserpages Move root user pages
21 move-subpages Move pages with their subpages
22 movefile Move files
23 oathauth-enable Enable two-factor authentication
24 patrol Mark others' edits as patrolled
25 rollback Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page
26 templateeditor Edit protected templates
27 apihighlimits Use higher limits in API queries Normally part of the sysop user group
28 block Block other users from editing
29 blockemail Block a user from sending email
30 browsearchive Search deleted pages
31 delete Delete pages
32 deletedhistory View deleted history entries, without their associated text
33 deletedtext View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions
34 deletelogentry Delete and undelete specific log entries
35 deleterevision Delete and undelete specific revisions of pages
36 editcontentmodel Edit the content model of a page
37 editinterface Edit the user interface
38 editprotected Edit pages protected as "Allow only administrators"
39 editsitejson Edit sitewide JSON
40 edituserjson Edit other users' JSON files
41 flow-delete Delete Structured Discussions topics and posts
42 import Import pages from other wikis
43 markbotedits Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits
44 mergehistory Merge the history of pages
45 noratelimit Not be affected by rate limits
46 nuke Mass delete pages
47 override-antispoof Override the spoofing checks
48 protect Change protection settings and edit cascade-protected pages
49 reupload-shared Override files on the shared media repository locally
50 suppressredirect Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages
51 tboverride Override the disallowed titles or usernames list
52 titleblacklistlog View disallowed title list log
53 undelete Undelete a page
54 unwatchedpages View a list of unwatched pages
55 ipinfo-view-full Access a full view of the IP information attached to revisions or log entries
56 editsitecss Edit sitewide CSS Normally part of the Interface administrators user group
57 editsitejs Edit sitewide JavaScript
58 editusercss Edit other users' CSS files
59 edituserjs Edit other users' JavaScript files

Communication

Global sysops must have user pages on every wiki they use their global sysop access on, which provide contact information or link to their primary user page (creation bot available currently). Generally a global user page on Meta will cover that requirement, and those users are asked to include a user language declaration ("Babel").

For urgent help from a global sysop, join the IRC channel #wikimedia-gsconnect and type !gs in the channel to get the attention of global sysops.

If a user cannot resolve a dispute by talking to the global sysop, they can place a complaint on Talk:Global sysops, or contact any steward .

Global sysops may contact each other via the private mailing list.

Users with global sysop access

  • Last updated: 2022-09-07  [edit]
Name IRC nick Languages spoken Global sysop since
1234qwer1234qwer4 ru, de-4, en-3, la-1 2022-05-28
Amire80 ru, he-5, en-4, ca-3, eo-2, es-2, it-2, fr-1, am-1, ar-1, la-1, lt-1 2017-02-02
Atcovi Atcovi / thestupidking / TSK / tsk en, de-2 2019-01-30
Billinghurst sDrewth en, fr-1 2017-03-01
Biplab Anand Biplab ne, mai, hi-4, en-2, bh-2, awa-2, dty-2, sa-2 2016-10-06
CptViraj CptViraj gu, hi-4, en-3 2021-02-02
Daniuu Daniuu / Westvleteren nl, en-4, fr-2, de-2, la-2, vls-2, li-1 2021-11-27
DannyS712 DannyS712 en, he-2, es-2, zh-2 2020-09-01
DARIO SEVERI it, pt-4, en-4, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, th-1 2017-07-25
Iluvatar Iluvatar_ ru, en-1, be-1 2019-11-02
Infinite0694 Infinite0694 ja, en-3, de-3, fr-2, it-1 2016-01-21
MF-Warburg MF-W de, en-3, fr-1, tet-1, la-1, es-1 2019-03-07
Minorax Minorax en, zh, nan-2, ko-1, ms-1, fr-1, yue-1 2020-12-09
Mtarch11 Mtarch11 it, en-1, fr-1 2021-09-01
NahidSultan Nahid bn, en-3, bpy-1.05, hif-1, as-1 2015-03-29
Praxidicae Praxidicae en 2018-11-11
Samuele2002 it, lij-2, en-2, fr-1, la-1, ia-1 2020-06-30
Savh Savh es, nl, en-3, fr-2 2011-07-26
Shanmugamp7 ta, en-3 2013-01-15
Superpes15 Superpes it, en-2, fr-1, es-1, la-1 2022-02-22
Turkmen Turkmen az, tr-4, en-2 2019-09-18
Uncitoyen Uncitoyen tr, en-2, fr-2 2021-01-29
WhitePhosphorus WhitePhosphorus / P4-mobile zh, en-3, ja-1, lzh-1, wuu-1, yue-1 2019-12-12
WikiBayer bar, de, en-1 2019-08-18

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