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Approved requests[edit]

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Tar Lócesilion

  • Projects where I'm involved: w:pl:user:Tar Lócesilion, wmpl:user:Tar Lócesilion, voy:pl:user:Tar Lócesilion
  • E-mail address: tar.locesilion@gmail.com
  • Reason why I need an account: Right now, mainly to translate WMF wiki texts that need updating or improvement as well as old, untranslated texts that missed their Polish versions while being translated on meta. Furthermore, I'm an active member of the Polish Wikimedia chapter, so I'll be able to publish and improve Polish Wikimedia-related texts. --Tar Lócesilion|queta! 22:28, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Done. Dziękuję, Tar. Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 16:49, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

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Steven Zhang

  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:User:Steven Zhang, Wikimedia Australia president.
  • E-mail address: steven.zhang@wikimedia.org.au
  • Reason why I need an account: To make periodic changes for the chapter as required (i.e. updating Local contacts page). --Steven Zhang (talk) 11:11, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Account created

Hym411

  • Projects where I'm involved: commons:User:Hym411, n:ko:User:Hym411, d:User:Hym411.
  • E-mail address: wiki@revi.pe.kr
  • Reason why I need an account: Hi. I want to update Korean translations of pages like Privacy policy(like grammar fix, change of userright name translation, typos...). Currently wmf:User:Kwj2772, korean who has access to WMF wiki is not active, so I want to fix it myself.—레비Revi 06:47, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
    • Hi Revi, thanks so much for offering help to help out with Korean translations. You don't need an account on Foundation wiki to do that. The Privacy Policy, for example, is translated here on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy/ko. You can start working on that right away! :) Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 01:02, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
      • Yes, I am aware of it, but for me, I see lots of difference from the Meta page and foundationwiki page. That's why I request the account. —레비Revi 17:52, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Revi, if you can help import changes from the meta ko. version to the foundation version, that would be very helpful. I've sent a login to your .pe.kr email account. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 16:17, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Account created

Ynhockey

Abián[edit]

The following discussion is closed: Account created
  • Projects where I'm involved: w:es:User:Abián (see all), w:es:User:Invadibot (see all), Wikimedia España (WMES)
  • E-mail address: davidabian@wikimedia.es
  • Reason why I need an account: To update information relative to Wikimedia España chapter, translate relevant messages into Spanish, and fix possible technical issues using automated scripts when needed. Thanks in advance. --abián 21:58, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Abián, I've sent a temp password to your email account. Thanks for your help with the WMES pages. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 17:04, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Krassotkin[edit]

The following discussion is closed: Account created
  • Projects where I'm involved: See user page.
  • E-mail address: krassotkin@gmail.com
  • Reason why I need an account: for updating and improvement information about Wikimedia RU. ----sasha (krassotkin) 10:04, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
  • krassotkin, thanks for helping with Wikimedia RU pages. I have emailed a temp password to you; please reset at your earliest convenience. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Thank you! --sasha (krassotkin) 07:03, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
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NahidSultan

  • Nahid, sorry for the very late reply. Thank you for offering to help with Wikimedia Bangladesh info. Sending a login today. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 15:14, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
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BSitzmann (WMF)

It appears there has been a misunderstanding about the blog drafting process (which I just let the Apps team know about independently) - posts are drafted here on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Blog#Drafting_a_post . That said, you should probably have an account anyway as WMF employee - the LCA team will know. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 21:37, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
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Oscar .

  • Sorry for the very late reply. Thanks for helping with WMVE pages, expect an email today. Gracias, y felices fiestas, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 15:31, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Account created

Tanweer Morshed

  • Tanweer, thanks for helping with WMBD content, email is coming. Apologies for late reply. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 15:33, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
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RStallman (WMF)

  • E-mail address: rstallman@wikimedia.org
  • Reason why I need an account: current staff. --RStallman (WMF) (talk) 19:08, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Declined requests[edit]

kotaiba alami[edit]

The following discussion is closed: X mark.svg Not done stale application
  • Projects where I'm involved: [[1]],
  • E-mail address: ems.arabic@gmail.com
  • Reason why I need an account: we would like to translate the article to Arabic and other languages if it is possible.

and we would like to add later the Official logo .

Best regards

    • Dear Kotaiba Alami, your comment is a little unclear. Are you attempting to translate a particular article from Arabic to another language? I'll leave a note on your user talk page to figure out how to help. Best regards to you too, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 18:45, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiBronze[edit]

The following discussion is closed: not done, alternate means identified
@PiRSquared17: I don't know, to be honest. I can't really tell their current status from their main page. If TransCom is inactive does it mean so are the Translation teams? --WikiBronze [T] 19:53, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
/me pings Thehelpfulone. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:42, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  • You're free to re-activate the Turkish translation team; I've updated the page with a current list of work to do.
  • Our current focus is Meta-Wiki, not foundationwiki; I've clarified the relevant page.[2] The page already says that a foundationwiki account is not required so I didn't find anything else to correct; in general, the reason why this page is less active is that now most translation coordinators are WMF staff.
  • It's not known what languages they focus on, but that doesn't matter much to you: what's most helpful is recruiting/encouraging translators, assisting them with the interface and other technical stuff and coordinating/double-checking each other on terminology etc. (sometimes via wiki glossaries for the language). You can also use Meta:Babylon/Translation_stats to see how well you're doing. --Nemo 09:11, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: Thanks for your respond & the changes you've done. I will update the page and notice our main translation group to sign up on the team page at once. --WikiBronze [T] 20:22, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Zen alramahi[edit]

The following discussion is closed: not done, stale request
  • Projects where I'm involved: w:ar:https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/مستخدم:Zen_alramahi, , etc.
  • E-mail address: zen alramahi@wikipedia.org
  • Reason why I need an account: I'd like to done my own request at FWF (It's not developer's part actually - I cant set an extension. I hope I could have not just an account, but also ns8 access) and then do other stuff like translation the interface (there is quite many things that cant be done here or at twn), . --Zen alramahi (talk) 17:33, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Hello Zen alrahami. Could you be more specific about what you would like to do on Foundation wiki with account access? (and which extension are you having trouble with?) In terms of translation, as you can see above, we don't usually give access just for that work - what are some of the things you want to do that can't be done here or at translatewiki.net? (Sorry for the late reply - there is some transition between myself and Anna, who was in charge of helping with requests previously :() PEarley (WMF) (talk) 14:44, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Antime[edit]

The following discussion is closed: Not done
  • Projects where I'm involved: w:ar:user:Antime
  • E-mail address: a.omer@wikimedia.org
  • Reason why I need an account: Our ar-wiki community members invited me to co-ordinate; per Wiki Loves Monuments, contest and other initiatives across several countries and organizations in MENA region. need such account to keep tracking/sending our activities and partners. Regards. --Antime (My Talk) 10:04, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Antime, thanks for your offer to help. Can you be more specific about which pages on Foundation wiki you need editing access to, and why? Best, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 17:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your follow-up, I decided to dismiss this proposal, regards. --Antime (My Talk) 19:51, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the reply. Feel free to re-apply if you wish to in the future. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 20:06, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Bjørn som tegner[edit]

The following discussion is closed: X mark.svg Not done alternates exist
  • Hello Bjørn som tegner, currently we are doing translations on Meta, then an admin can move them over. You can start the Norwegian Bokmal version of that resolution here. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 16:55, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks. I must somehow have missed that one. Sooo many links there. --Bjørn som tegner (talk) 07:20, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Ouch! You sent me to a new request page. Om Meta that should be quite unnecessary since I have done quite a lot of translations already: Needed: Link to the correct starting point for translation. --Bjørn som tegner (talk) 07:31, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
@Bjørn som tegner: Try Translation requests/WMF and seek assistance from there  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:18, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Tania224[edit]

The following discussion is closed: not done, stale request
  • Bertolt Brecht's Antigone: w:en:link, n:zh:link2, etc.
  • tania.russell@Ncf.edu: foo@bar.com
  • Editing and revising the page for Bertolt Brecht's Antigone as it is currently a stub: Blah blah blah. --Tania224 (talk) 20:04, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Tania224, I don't think you're looking for an account on the Foundation Wiki (wmf:Main Page) -- I think you're just looking to continue working on improving Wikipedia. (Thanks for that!) The Foundation Wiki is a pretty esoteric and low traffic site, essentially the corporate face of the Wikimedia Foundation, with info about its board and staff, its policies, etc. This page is just for requesting editing access to that wiki, which many volunteers help out with. -Pete F (talk) 20:09, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

BD2412[edit]

The following discussion is closed: not done
  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:wikipedia, a few dozen others.
  • E-mail address: bd2412@hotmail.com
  • Reason why I need an account: To provide constructive feedback on Wikimedia activities. To begin with, although I generally appreciate the utility of the Media Viewer, when I click on a picture of a staff member on the staff page, I would expect to be taken to their user page, not to a blowup of that picture. Also, I need a study performed of how non-Wikipedian readers approach disambiguation pages and hatnotes. Other things will surely follow. Cheers! --BD2412 T 19:51, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    There's almost no place to provide feedback on the Foundation wiki -- most of that is on Meta, MediaWiki, and the English Wikipedia (also some off-wiki fora such as the mailing lists). If the images were changed to go to the user page, there might be issues with attribution. Other than that, assuming a link to the description page is added, it sounds like a great suggestion for FWF. If you would like to fix some other layout issues you notice, then then might be a valid reason for an account. You don't need to use the Foundation wiki to conduct or request research either. I certainly think you're trusted enough for an account there, but that's a WMF staff decision. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:43, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
    Fair enough. Thanks for the feedback. BD2412 T 19:24, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
    BD2412, PiRSquared has covered it, I certainly agree that you are a trusted user - however, we are only activating accounts for very specific purposes, usually content-related (e.g., updating chapter activities/docs). That said, if you have more specific work you'd like to do apart from the above, let me know. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 17:26, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

69.143.26.136[edit]

The following discussion is closed: not done
  • Projects where I'm involved: I have no active project on wiki yet.
  • E-mail address: qu99@hotmai.com
  • Reason why I need an account: I like wiki and I want to be part of it. I am a practicing physician with master degree in tumor biology which make me able to add in both basic science and clinical oncology. I also would like to link my donation to my account rather than registering every time. Thanks

Mansour

  • Hi. It looks like you are trying to create a Wikipedia account. You can do so here: create account. Even though creating a Wikipedia account is quick and easy (as long as you follow the username policy), you don't even need an account to edit Wikipedia (or any other [public] Wikimedia project for that matter). I don't know what you mean by creating an account to donate, but I am not aware of any way to link Wikipedia usernames to donations (other than actually analyzing collected raw logs, which only certain WMF employees can do anyway). What you requested here is a completely different kind of account (for the Wikimedia Foundation's own wiki, which is located here). Sorry for any confusion. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:17, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
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Rutusha

  • Projects where I'm involved: [[3]]
  • E-mail address: ksec20@gmail.com
  • Reason why I need an account: I need an wikimedia account to update profile picture. --Rutusha (talk) 09:28, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Which profile picture are you talking about? You could also ask at FWF if you want to make just one edit. --Glaisher (talk) 10:50, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
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Usultrared

  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:link, n:zh:link2, etc.
  • E-mail address: usultrared@gmail.com
  • Reason why I need an account: I am working for HP , I would like to add my profile to Wiki . The most important stuff are , i would like to contribute some documents in terms of Helion , OpenStack etc and adjustment on existed documents --Usultrared (talk) 10:14, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
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Mrjohncummings

  • Projects where I'm involved: commons, en.wikipedia.org, wikimania.org, wikidata.org
  • E-mail address: john.cummings@wikimedia.org.uk
  • Reason why I need an account: I would like to ask a question about Wikipedia Zero, the wording on the main Wikipedia Zero page is unclear. --Mrjohncummings (talk) 23:38, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Just ask the question here, on FWF, or on a relevant mailing list. You don't need an account for that. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:06, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
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63.140.68.194

  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:link, n:zh:link2, etc.
  • E-mail address: jon@denalisurgical.com
  • Reason why I need an account: Blah blah blah. --63.140.68.194 02:52, 4 December 2014 (UTC) I like wikipedia and use it all of the time and today decided to make a small monthly, modest donation.
Hi there. In order for an account on the Foundation wiki, I believe you first have to create an account, rather then just editing as an IP. Cheers! Eurodyne (talk) 03:29, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: not done

User:The Happy Chef

  • Projects where I'm involved : I am a published author of The Happy Chef THC cookbook, my cookbook is endorsed by B Real of Cypress Hill, I am currently in filming of "Cooking with The Happy Chef" that will be aired on breal.tv and www.thetraveljoint.com where I interview celebrities about legalizing marijuana, I have a recipe blog on www.thetraveljoint.com, currently in writing of second cannabis cookbook The Happy Chef - 50 Shades of Green (cannabis juicing)."
  • E-mail address : happychefthc@gmail.com
  • Reason why I need an account : As a resource for my fans to see what I am envolved in and marketing
    • Hello. Unfortunately, staff will most certainly decline this request because this request has nothing to do with the foundation wiki. Also, you are highly discouraged from directly editing content about yourself.--Jasper Deng (talk) 17:50, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: not done

Allen2

  • Projects where I'm involved: Meta, etc.
  • E-mail address: allen.nguyen792a18@gmail.com
  • Reason why I need an account: For Wikimedia Foundation global central account I need. --Allen (talk to me! / ctrb / E-mail me) 16:46, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
What you are looking for is Special:CentralAuth/Allen2 and you already have it. Account on WMF wiki is assigned only for some specific purposes. ~ Nahid Talk 18:08, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Allen, firstly, if you think you are going to get an account on the Foundation wiki to bother WMF staff about your blocks, you are very wrong. Staff won't unblock you no matter what. Contact the admin who blocked you in one month. Secondly, as a Nahid said you need it for a specific purpose like updating Wikimedia chapters and such. You probably don't know what that is so, feel free to apply in the future. Do you have another reason why you need an account? Please note read #1 at the top of this page. Eurodyne (talk) 00:26, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
@Eurodyne: I need Wikimedia Foundation account as I need one in the central future. I created the forum site which is being related to Wikimedia Foundation, so let them respond I have utility management there. In December 9th, I'll be responded by Technical 13 by mail, so I'll make him join Google+. --Allen (talk to me! / ctrb / E-mail me) 00:52, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm not staff, but you (1) don't meet criterion #1 (you're blocked on enwiki) and (2) don't even seem to know what a Foundation Wiki account is for (and don't need one). Sorry, but I can almost certainly guarantee staff will decline this request. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:55, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Allen, PiRSquared17, Nahid and Eurodyne have given good answers here - we really need from you a specific reason you need editing access. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 15:43, 19 December 2014 (UTC)