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==== User name@xxproject ====
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Thanks, Ismail4all (talk) 07:54, 25 July 2016 (UTC)


Hi. Have been an admin of ky.wikipedia for last 4 years. And going to continue to contribute. If possible, pls provide permanent administrator right, if not for 2-3 years.

Time2wait.svg On hold until 28 July ~ Nahid Talk 14:56, 21 July 2016 (UTC)


7 vote for support plus his own vote=8 vote for support and 3 vote for against. 80% support so please grant admin right. His last adminship period is permanent.-Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 05:59, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

@Steward, in Local RFA one of Admin named Mala chaubey close this RFA as undone. She is opposite voter and no right to decide result.-Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 06:18, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
admin mala chaubey moved this nomination to archive page and block me on hiwiki. Bcoz i have rollback her edit. Need action by steward.-Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 07:47, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
I doubt that there was a consensus to promote. Ruslik (talk) 20:03, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
Yesterday we started new RfA. So please hold on. This RFA for permanent adminship.-Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 08:06, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Hello, I request the stewards to kindly note that earlier poll ran between 4-16 July which was unsuccessful because User:अनिरुद्ध! could not secure the much needed 80% votes. Therefore a hasty re-poll effort is rather illogical. However, I also oppose any effort to block User:YmKavishwar as I view him to be a dedicated editor. Therefore, please close the poll issue as "not done" and at the same time protect User:YmKavishwar from any unwarranted block. --Muzammil (talk) 13:13, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
YmKavishwar said " in Local RFA one of Admin named Mala chaubey close this RFA as undone. She is opposite voter and no right to decide result." Is it this true? If this is actually true, I tend to consider this as bad closure and I urge steward to allow the new RfA to run for the next seven days for a clearer consensus. According YmKavishwar, in the first RfA, there were 8 support votes and 3 oppose votes. Consensus at RfA is not determined by surpassing a numerical threshold, but by the strength of rationales presented. Yes, we may not have a clearer consensus to promote but this is certainly controversial for a local admin to close as not done. User:Mala chaubey, should not close a RfA as not done when they practically cannot grant the bid. Only local bureaucrats are allowed to close a RfA or stewards where there is no local bureaucrats. Admin or any editor aside bureaucrat and steward should not close any requests that they have taken part in, or those that have even a slim chance of passing. I urge steward to allow the new RfA to run for the next seven days for a clearer consensus. Warm regards. Wikicology (talk) 17:32, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
In the second round of voting, User:Naziah_rizvi's negative vote is declared invalid by the sitting admins because of the relatively less number of edits of this user. I urge the stewards to look into this aspect and also check if User:अनिरुद्ध! actually secures 80% votes needed for adminship. --Muzammil (talk) 19:00, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
By "negative vote" do you mean "oppose vote"?, if yes, I see no reason why Naziah rizvi's vote should be struck. The user has been around for over 2 years with over 300 edits. The user was granted autopatrol right which simply suggest to me that they are trustworthy. Is there any evidence of canvassing or sockpupetry? Is there a consensus on hi:Wiki that says editors must have made a certain number of edits to be eligible to vote at RfA? It is ridiculous to invalidate their vote on the basis of the fact that they didn't have 1000+ edits and I suggest their votes should be reinstated. Wikicology (talk) 20:41, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
I think false information is given by User:YmKavishwar. In the first round of voting (ran between 4-16 July), User:अनिरुद्ध! has not been secures 80% votes needed for adminship (7 vote for support and 3 vote for against). I urge the stewards to look into this aspect and also check it. If this is correct, would not be allowed to the next round. With warm regards.Mala chaubey (talk) 06:26, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Because Sir, after the next RFA that it will be the start of a new tradition on hindi wikipedia.Mala chaubey (talk) 08:13, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Mala chaubey, may I respectfully ask you why you close a debate in which you !voted? And subsequently blocked User:YmKavishwar when your action was questioned? Thank you. Wikicology (talk) 09:10, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
User:YmKavishwar,all sysop of hindi wikipedia was involved in discussion, so according to rule after seven days I close it, because User:अनिरुद्ध! could not secure the much needed 80% votes. If I was wrong, you should keep this question there. but you have rollback my edit. why? As per rule, after three warnings that I was temporarily blocked (only for three days) you. I am sorry for the inconvenience.Mala chaubey (talk) 10:27, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikicology Sir, My answer is contained in the above statement. with warm regards.Mala chaubey (talk) 10:38, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. It is always a good idea to allow an uninvolved party to close such debate , preferably a bureaucrat or stewards in the case of hi:Wiki where there is no bureaucrat. I do hope you will take this into consideration in the future. Keep up the good work. Wikicology (talk) 22:23, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
July 23 has started in India about an hour back. So in after 24 hours from now, a decision on the admin poll can be declared by a steward here. --Muzammil (talk) 19:22, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Dear Wikicology, Till about One year ago अनिरुद्ध was an active admin on Hindi Wikipedia. Growing demand of personal development work I could not able to involve in Hindi Wikipedia admin work. My admin membership had removed. It was not wrong decision. When this concept was accepted on hindi Wikipedia it was general view that when previous admin who has more than 5000 edit, will active and asked for admin right it will be given if he don’t obtain distinct apposition. Yogesh had made proposal for अनिरुद्ध!’s admin right removal. After seeing active he made proposal to make me admin again. I have accepted and give assurance for next two year for being active. It should not treat as new admin proposal but it should be seen in continuity of my previous admin work. This fact also should keep in mind that अनिरुद्ध! Is the only screen reader user and has ability to check accessibility of Hindi Wikipedia. I don’t know why out of six only one Hindi wiki admin is not able to understand the value of increasing of member or admin. If I will inactive I can be removed again. Hindi wiki will gain instead of losing anything with my admin status. I haven’t asked for admin right again but if some responsible member want this why should I or other should oppose this. In 7 year wiki experience I am seeing 1st time that being reactive is a negative thing. अनिरुद्ध! (talk) 21:19, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Consensus is one of Wikipedia's core principle. If there is a consensus to promote you, I doubt any admin or steward will override it. Just stay calm and keep up the good work. Wikicology (talk) 22:23, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Wikicology Mala chaubey is representing the facts in her own manner and out of 5 active admins, she is the only who is in oppose of this RfA, as far as Naziah rizvi's invalid vote is concerned it was not due to her 300+ edit but due to a rule applied on with full consensus that if a user shows a tendency to show his/her activity mostly on voting in favour or oppose, his/her vote will be declared as INVALID. Her contributions shows that she rarely becomes active and most of the time after becoming active the first thing she do is to VOTE. Point to be noted that before giving her vote she was inactive for almost one year and this isn't the first time prior to this in year 2015-14 she was also inactive for nearly one year and came only to vote.---चक्रपाणी (talk) 04:47, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
@Wikicology, Ruslik0: The above RFA should have been presented by a neutral Admin but unfortunately this did not happen. Now, when this is presented here, I request request the Stewards to decide the results by using their own discretion. I have tabulated the present situation here for Steward's perusal and I have also requested चक्रपाणी to restore the vote in question as it is not his call to declare such things. Thanks in advance! --Satyam Mishra --talk-- 08:55, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
I have request to steward please explain whats saven days rule for RFA, what purpose for that and if in some cases purpose not fulfill so we are carri forword discussion or not ?

In this case (in first RFA) i hzve nominated user:अनिरुद्ध! as a admin at 4 july 2016, 5:08pm (IST). But nominated user accept this nomination after 6 days date of nomination. (10. July 2016, 1:49pm (IST).) So discussion started after user accept this nomination. Admin user:Mala chaubey closed that discussion prematurely. I have requested her to please extend but she can not. So stewards please describe purpose of saven days rule. Maybe after she understand. Thanks.-Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 15:21, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Most nominations remain posted for a minimum of seven days from the time the nomination is posted on the RfA page. Sometimes, a RfA may remain open for more than seven days and its closure will depend on weather there is a clear consensus to promote or not. Wikicology (talk) 16:22, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
exactly. Thanks sir, But she said 'rule is rule. Any vote not valid after saven days of nomination.' As my view point purpose of saven days rule RFA became mature. Some cases we will extend discussion more days.-Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 16:38, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Since more than seven days have passed by, I request a steward to kindly decide the matter. Thanks!--Muzammil (talk) 14:03, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
If the rule is that the user needs to get at least 80% of support 9 pro/3 against makes 75% so unless I'm mistaken this should be closed as no consensus. —MarcoAurelio 14:25, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio:, its true. As per rule need 80% support. Now nominated user voted so 10/3 vote. Also as per rule against voter Naziah rizvi's vote is not valid. Bcoz she is not active contributor since 2014. In 2014, 2015, 2016 she come here only for make vote. As per rule if user not active contributor and come here only for voting so his/her vote is not valid. So decide and solv this matter. Also one of rule admin's and reviewer's vote more valuable. 3 admin and 3 reviewer for support and one admin and one reviewer vote for against. So please decide.-Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 04:25, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, consensus to promote not reached according to local policy: hi:विकिपीडिया:प्रबन्धक, which requires at least 80% support. —MarcoAurelio 08:19, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Jogi don@sdwikipedia[edit]

This was wrongly posted. I just fixed it. Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:47, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

I actually do not see any new vote. Ruslik (talk) 19:40, 20 July 2016 (UTC)


This was wrongly posted. I just fixed it. Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:47, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27 July 2016. Ruslik (talk) 19:39, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Araz Yaquboglu@azwikisource[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Per the disucssion above I am granting Araz Yaquboglu, one year temporary adminship on azwikisouce, will expire 26 July 2017 Mardetanha talk 14:52, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


There is no local admin on Burmese Wiktionary. I am also a sysop on Burmese Wikipedia and I would like to request for adminship on mywiktionary to maintain the project. NinjaStrikers «» 07:17, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

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I ask to remove sysop flag on skwiki for Amonet. Reason: per local rule: she does not have edit in articles for last 4 months. Vasiľ (talk) 08:21, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold I've done some research about the policy and found out that there is no indication whether deletion should count as edit or not. Since it is a valid point and we have some doubts regarding the date, it's best to wait few more days (Like some of you pointed above, there's no harm in it). I'm holding this request till 30th of July. Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 08:55, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
In Slovak rule about admin exists clear distinction between logged actions (like deletions and block) and user edits (for this rule we counted only edits in articles). So there is no confusion.
But I understand, that you do not know Slovak language, so your opinion is based on Bubamara's. It is shame that she is not telling truth about our rule. Vasiľ (talk) 10:47, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Please, don't bludgeon the process. Wikicology (talk) 22:03, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Vasiľ, I think what Wikicology is trying to tell you is this: The very fact that you are so worried about whether this closes July 23 or July 30 makes an uninvolved observer (like me) suspicious that you have a personal agenda here. You will be far more likely to get the outcome you want by being patient and waiting until July 30. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:40, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
It is fact, that this request is based on our rule, nothing more. The date is Jule 16, as I wrote. This is in our rule, that all. Vasiľ (talk) 06:04, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Staszek Lem@en.wikipedia[edit]

I ask to remove autopatrolled, pending changes reviewer and extended confirmed user. Reason: Vandalism. 21:10, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. If they are vandalising, local admins/'crats will take care of the rights. --Stryn (talk) 07:06, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Leon saudanha@pt.wikipedia[edit]

Please, remove Leon saudanha access to Oversight tools on pt@wikipedia. The decision was chosen by the local community vote (less than 75% of favorable votes). Thanks in advance. Paulo Eduardo (talk) 21:17, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. User:Trijnstel or someone, could you update the mailing lists and IRC? --Stryn (talk) 07:24, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done for IRC. I've asked Teles to remove Leon saudanha from the oversight mailing list. Trijnsteltalk 12:39, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Darío José@es.wikiquote[edit]

Inactive sysop since 15/11/2012 Rssäl 08:16, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Not done. As the local policy said, they don't have a policy on its own so they abide by the global inactivity process. For as long as they ain't listed in Admin_activity_review/2015/Data#E, this can't be done this year. —MarcoAurelio 09:56, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


Inactive sysop since 22/07/2012 Rssäl 08:16, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Not done. As the local policy said, they don't have a policy on its own so they abide by the global inactivity process. For as long as they ain't listed in Admin_activity_review/2015/Data#E, this can't be done this year. —MarcoAurelio 09:56, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Actually, the rights for both were already removed in the 2014 run. --Rschen7754 18:30, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Coffee please :-) —MarcoAurelio 20:08, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

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See also[edit]