Steward requests/Permissions/2006-05

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Oversight rights

English Wikipedia

Please would the following individuals be granted Oversight status on the English Wikipedia:

Further, any and all Stewards are welcome to opt to take the priv. for their own accounts.

This request is by and on behalf of the Arbitration Committee.

James F. (talk) 13:08, 29 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done - oscar 13:44, 29 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CheckUser rights

Swedish Wikipedia

I hereby request checkuser access for Daedalus and Grön on Swedish Wikipedia. They've got wide support. See this and this./sv:User:Moskau 13.05, 1 June 2006 (CEST)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 13:54, 1 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Indonesian Wikipedia

We've finished the voting for checkusers access on id.wikipedia:

The first two users are currently bureaucrat, while the last one is currently on voting to be appointed as bureaucrat [1].

Thank you.  IvanLanin 04:32, 11 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 17:40, 12 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The french arbcom has just appointed new checkusers for fr.wp, see here : fr:Wikipédia:Vérificateur d'adresses IP/Renouvellement.

Two new checkusers have been appointed :

Two checkusers have been demoted :

If you need precisions, you can join me on Irc, or on my talk page. I'll take care of briefing the new checkusers, and I'll make sure that they suscribe to the mailing-list. Cheers, Solenseanᛁ 08:24, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arf, request already done ;D Alvaro 10:03, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 20:33, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Solenseanᛁ 20:35, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tak, Jon Alvaro 21:05, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The community just appointed the three local CheckUsers. Here is the local page: it:Wikipedia:Check_user/Elezioni.

The users are:

I kindly ask a steward to activate the flags. Thank you. --Paginazero 16:06, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 20:33, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Admin requests

Ukrainian Wikibooks

I request sysop access on uk.wikibooks:

Thank you. Albedo 21:27, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The local request page was created on May 22th; let's wait some more days. villy 07:58, 28 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 06:46, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Amharic wikiquote

I request sysop access on am.wikiquote:

At the moment I am working at am.wiktionary translating the interfae and I tought I could do this also at te same time.

Thank you. Teferra 07:18, 20 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You are now sysop on that wiki --Walter 11:31, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Turkish WikiSource

I request sysop access on tr.wikisource:

I requested for tr:wikisource domain, and added my name to list as request for bureaucrat in 1 Jan 2006 but i guess there must be at least 4 sysops for being bureaucrat. For now i request sysop status for tr:wikisource. Thanks in advance --Ugur Basak 15:22, 19 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 13:00, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Latin Wikipedia

I request sysop access for the following three users on la.wikipedia:

The vote has now been open for more than the seven days required. None of the three candidates received even a single contra vote.

As the only bureaucrat on la.wp has been inactive since September 2005, I here request that the three users be given admin status. Thank you! --UV 01:01, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 15:30, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot! --UV 16:55, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tetum Wikipedia

I request sysop access on

  • Language Code: tet
  • Local Request Link:


I speak some Tetum (more than Manuel de Sousa, who I help with translation!) and have done work on the Tetum language page in English as en:User:Quiensabe. I did originally sign in as Malae Oan, under which name I did some work, but got logged out.

Obrigadu barak ba Ita-nia ajuda.

Thank you for your help. --tet:User:Malaeoan|Malaeoan]] 23:48, 19 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 12:58, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amharic wiktionary

Request for sysop status for amharic wiktionary

  • Language Code: am
  • Local Request Link: No amharic local request activity.
  • Local User Page: wikt:am:User:Teferra

At the moment I am the only active contributer and interface translator. Hopfully I will be able to get few more helpers. Teferra 07:21, 20 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

done. Granted with no community vote Anthere
Money offers for an Admin-account...

Hi there,

This is the first time someone offered me money if I would give him Admin rights. 5000 Euro he offered. And he was serious, no joking. ...

discussion continues at Talk:Requests for permissions#Money offers for an Admin-account.... --Paginazero 17:12, 14 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Uzbek Wikipedia

I request sysop access on uz.wikipedia:

Comment: I am Uzbek. I know German, English, Russian and Turkish. I am in Germany. I know Wiki Meta's and Right's. Thanks.

Thank you. 21:00, uz:User:Azim 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Hi! Please create a page where you request to be sysop, and people can vote. Jon Harald Søby 15:04, 8 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 06:44, 17 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I request sysop access on uz.wikipedia:

Comment: I am uzbek Uzbek native speaker. I can English, German, Turkish and Russian Languages as well. If you give me Admin Rights I would do my best to develop my mother language Wikipedia. I have some experience in HTML, PHP and web Programming.

Best Regards.

Thank you. 21:00, uz: User:Ismanov 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 06:44, 17 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I request sysop access on uz.wikipedia:

Comment: My mother language is Uzbek language, I speak fluently Russian and English, with intermediate knowledge of German. I know Wiki Meta's and Right's. Currently in the process of translating WikiMedia Language.php file into Uzbek as well as working on Uzbek and Russian Wikipedia articles. Please see the following page for details of current vote in Uzbek wikipedia.

Thank 15 May 2006 (UTC)

The vote just started - let's wait until May 22nd. --Paginazero 06:44, 17 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 11:12, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Japanese Wikiquote

I request sysop access on ja.wikiquote:

Thank you. Kzhr 11:50, 8 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 11:02, 9 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sámi Wikipedia

I would like to be an administrator on the Sámi wikipedia.

Thank you. Trondtr 06:55, 10 May 2006 (UTC).Reply[reply]

You should open a vote on the Sámi wikipedia and get the support of the community. If this has already been done, just insert the link to the votation page in the "Local request link" row above. --Paginazero 10:03, 10 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is the link. Trondtr 21:18, 10 May 2006 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done by the way, is the calendar on properly set? I see people signing on dates of month "Geassemánu" that should be June - or do the Sami people adopt a different calendar? --Paginazero 08:56, 11 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tetum Wikipedia

I request sysop access on

Thank you. Manuel de Sousa 21:32, 7 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 11:00, 9 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Simple English Wikiquote

I request sysop access on

There are many things to be done there that only an admin can do. There is also currently no active community to support my nomination. I am a current administrator at Simple English Wiktionary and Simple English Wikibooks. Thank you. Cromwellt|talk 04:08, 5 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. — Dan | talk 18:18, 6 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Basque wikiquote (wikiesanak)

I request sysop access on eu.wikiquote:

In our language project, there isn't any administrator, so we need help. Thank you very very much. Barrie 19:16, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. — Dan | talk 18:18, 6 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Zh-yue Wikipedia

With the result at WP:RFA overthere, I'd like to apply for adminship. - CantoneseWiki 20:10, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 15:01, 8 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply] (Portuguese Wikisource)

I'm requesting sysop and bureaucrat acsses on pt:wikisource. Here is the local request page (approved: 2 support, 0 neutral and 0 opose) and my local userpage is s:pt:Usuário:555. I'm currently also sysop on pt:wikipedia. Thanks. 555 01:12, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 16:00, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thanks for noticing on my talk at pt:wikipedia. But, and the bureaucrat flag? Is anything wrong with this request? =) 555 16:05, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oooops! Done as well. Thanks. :o) --Paginazero 06:12, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Macedonian Wiktionary

I request sysop access on mk.wiktionary:

I am responsible for the translation of mediawiki on all Macedonian projects, so I'd like to update the interface there. Thank you. --misos 00:30, 20 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please wait a week or so, your local request is just from yesterday. villy 17:30, 21 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 16:16, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I request sysop access on mk.wiktionary:

I am an administrator of the Macedonian Wikipedia and I would like to update, enrich and maintain the interafce and content. Thank you. --B. Jankuloski 10:07, 21 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please wait a week or so, your local request is just from yesterday. villy 17:30, 21 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 16:16, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I request sysop access on mk.wiktionary:

I alredy started to administer the Macedonian Wiktionary and I would like to update, enrich and maintain the interface and content. Thank you. --Brest 11:52, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As far as I can read in the vote page, it seems that your community is not supporting you. Sorry. --Paginazero 16:16, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Kikongo Wikipedia

I request sysop access on the Kikongo Wikipedia in order to translate the user interface to Kikongo. Currently it's in English, which is not a widely understood language in neither of the Congos nor Angola, where Kikongo is mainly spoken.

Retrieved from ""

Please use the recommended for and mention the
*'''Local Request Link:''' [[ps:Project:wikipedia]]
*'''Local User Page:''' [[ps:User:waliachakzai]]
Thank you. villy 17:21, 21 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. villy 07:29, 28 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Inupiaq Wikipedia

I request sysop access on ik.wikipedia:

  • Language Code: ik
  • Local Request Link: none
  • Local User Page: ik:User:Zanimum

Comment: This project is proposed for closure currently. Proposals_for_closing_projects#Closure_of_Inupiaq_Wikipedia While I don't know the language, I am willing to take on the responsibility of cleaning this project whenever vandalism arises, and possibly take an active role in seeking out participants. I'm an en admin for 3+ years, and I'm a Communications Committee member. -- Zanimum 14:33, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. villy 07:46, 28 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wolof Wikipdeia
  • Language Code: wo
  • Local Request Link: none
  • Local User Page: wo:User:Guaka

Guaka, I don't speak Wolof, but it seems there's need for an admin here, and I have quite some experience with the Bambara and the Fulfulde Wikipedia. Guaka 20:53, 14 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(There's a bunch of articles to delete, today there was a joker vandalizing a bunch of pages. So it would be cool if this doesn't take too long. Guaka 19:55, 24 May 2006 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. villy 07:48, 28 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Simple English Wikiquote

I request sysop access on simple.wikiquote:

I'm already an sysop on Simple Wikipedia, and we currently only have 1 sysop and active contributor. Thank you. Archer7 20:43, 16 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I (the only sysop and active contributor) support Archer7 in his request. He is a responsible editor and a good admin at SE Wikipedia. Oh, and the Local Request Link is q:simple:Wikiquote:Administrators. Thanks! --Cromwellt|talk 21:49, 17 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. villy 08:09, 28 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bureaucrat requests

Armenian Wikipedia

I request bureaucrat access on Armenian Wikipedia  :

Currently I'm sysop in the Armenian zones of Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wiktionary and Wikiquote. Thanks. Ruben 15:47, 11 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

dear ruben, good to see you are still active. i fail to see a vote on the page you point to, however: is there any community at all aware of it? btw, i always prefer to never appoint just one bureaucrat, but at least two, if there are none on a small wiki. grtz, oscar 18:23, 11 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
oscar, we have got some very active members there (though not so many yet) and every day new ones come up. I hope to enlarge this wiki this year. I informed everybody about this in the Community Portal. What about appointing two bureaucrats, it's your right, you are the steward :) Thanks, Ruben 04:35, 12 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done, seems OK. Jon Harald Søby 16:21, 29 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Undone, per policy. Jon Harald Søby 11:31, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Basque wikiquote (wikiesanak)

I request bureaucrat access on eu.wikiquote:

In our language project, there isn't any administrator, so we need help. Thank you very very much. Barrie 18:04, 2 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. — Dan | talk 18:30, 6 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
German wikisource

I request Bureaucrat access on de.wikisource:

Thank you. --Finanzer 19:36, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. — Dan | talk 02:15, 2 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tamil wikibooks

I request to grant bureaucrat access on ta.wikibooks to srihari on his behalf.

Thank you. Ravidreams 08:42, 28 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 16:01, 8 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CheckUser requests

Please make this account checkuser and sysop, bureaucrat here on meta. Thanks. --Paginazero@itwiki 12:13, 15 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Paginazero@itwiki is a different user from User:Paginazero.
Request not fulfilled --Ascánder 12:28, 15 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The account has been blocked as an imposter --M/ 13:17, 15 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suppose that according to this policy an username such should be considered inappropriate. I kindly ask Paginazero@itwiki to apply to a bureaucrat in order to have it changed. Unfortunately the choice sounds purposeful. If so, I ask Paginazero@itwiki to change his/her nickname anyway, to come out of the closet and to express his/her motivated criticism to me openly. Thank you. --Paginazero 13:21, 15 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removal of sysop

self-nom desysop on

Hiya. I would like to be desysopped on I only edit quite infrequently now, and don't think I need the ability to protect, unprotect, etc, and the fact I haven't kept up with the evolution of community policy makes me think I shouldn't have it either. Thanks. I have confirmed this request on my talk page. Fabiform 20:54, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done by Jhs. — Dan | talk 08:26, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cheers. Fabiform 20:20, 28 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

self-nom desyop on, redux

Hi, please de-admin me on Been thinking about this for a while and the main thing keeping from doing this before was that I felt responsible for defending the pages on my watchlist, and I finally cleared my watchlist. Confirmed here. - BanyanTree 22:57, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. — Dan | talk 08:26, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

temp. desysop on

As voted on - I ask to desysop the user Baba66. Our bureaucrat MichaelDiederich will sysop him in 3 months again (obviously he is offline for a while). Thanks --Rax 14:20, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 14:45, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thank you. --Rax

Please remove my admin and checkuser rights from Serbian Wikipedia (sr:Корисник:Милош). --Millosh 13:04, 19 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please leave on your serbian User-page a message in english that you want your admin-rights removed. Thanks :-) Fantasy 13:13, 20 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done :) [2]. --Millosh 01:31, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please remove my admin rights from nl.wikipedia - Quistnix / Quistnix 19:12, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

done --Walter 19:41, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please de-b'crat & de-sysop me on the above wiki, as I'm leaving, proof will be, that in a copy of minutes time, I will alter my userpage to include a note that I left (that enough?), you can also feel free to do a checkuser, or compare email addresses.... --NigelJ 11:53, 15 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done oscar 00:41, 17 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

desysoping de:User:DaTroll (de.wp)

As requested on his own wish. -- MichaelDiederich 15:15, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

q. v. [3]. -- 13:37, 5 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 15:10, 5 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

desysoping at Swedish Wikpedia

I request removal of sysop access on sv.wikipedia for 12 users (after midnight UTC):

In the Swedish wikipedia we have now timelimited administrator periods. That means that administrators who are not reelected in their final month will lose their admin-status.

There are now 12 administrators that should lose their status by the end of April 2006. They are: sv:User:Anp, sv:User:Brion VIBBER, sv:User:Eliashedberg, sv:User:Fredrik Ostrozanszky, sv:User:Joakim Löfkvist, sv:User:Mats Kindahl, sv:User:Plaudite, sv:User:Rogper, sv:User:Rudolf 1922, sv:User:Sander, sv:User:Sven Eriksson and sv:User:Wellparp.

References (mostly in Swedish):

Thank you. Boivie 20:25, 30 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 11:39, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

temp. desysop of Nerd (de.wp)

As voted on - i ask to desysop him. i will sysop him in 2 months again. -- MichaelDiederich 09:07, 30 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 11:41, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

desysoping at Indonesian Wikipedia

Please remove bureaucrat and sysop privilege of user Kolomonggo (his contributions) because of long inactivity.

Thank you. Borgx 02:18, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. I can not read all, but it looks ok. And if not, it can easily be undone. Fantasy 21:39, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

desysopping at

I copy here the message from Obersachse in my talk. --Paginazero 17:55, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Obersachse on behalf of the Arbitration Committee of Russian Wikipedia contacted you about legitimacy of our recently adopted rule about desysoping inactive administrators. As there were no objections, the ArbCom decided (ru:ВП:ЗА#Информация о неактивности участника для процедуры снятия статуса), a month after we sent a warning to JohnOwens (en:User_talk:JohnOwens#Adminship_on_ru:) and got no response, to ask you to desysop JohnOwens due to his inactivity. --Obersachse 16:44, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero 18:19, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Desysopping in AR.wikipedia

Hi .. There is a vote for long time in Ar.wikipedia to remove the Sysop priviliges from inactive sysops that havn,t logged in for long long time according to the rules which has consensus in ar.wikipedia : w:ar:مستخدم:Elian + w:ar:مستخدم:عصام بايزيدي + w:ar:مستخدم:ف. الطيب ... you can find teh vote here : [4] ...

Best Regards --Chaos 18:50, 28 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please do so. Best Regards,--Oxydo 09:57, 29 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 11:08, 9 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Desysopping of cs:Wikipedista:Egg

Immediate action is needed. Egg behaves incorrectly and doesn't wish to stop it. Evidence (sorted from latest events):

  1. 18:28, 25. 4. 2006 he reverted my own page instead of deleting it as I have whished. I never authorised him to edit my page.
  2. 17:25, 25. 4. 2006 he blocked me for 3 whole days because I dared to edit the arbtration page between Miraceti and me. I reverted two times nonsense accusation that my friend Pastorius is actually my opponent and should be punished. The whole community was against accusation of Pastorius, except for Beren, Egg, Cynik & Jirka O.
  3. 14:14, 25. 4. 2006 he blocked 182162 indefinitely for alleged "improper name".
  4. He ran unregistred bot under his own name and under name Proxybot.
  5. He blocks open proxies for arbitrarily chosen number of days, instead for indefinite period. Reason is that he wishes to mask his blocking of innocent users because both cs:Special:Ipblocklist and cs:Special:Log/block are useless. They are are messed up with his robotic blocks (~ 6000 blocks).
  6. 15:33, 14. 4. 2006 he locked my page for unregistred users, although I had asked him twice to unlock my page.

Summary: Egg doesn't behave as a colleague. He doesn't know the rules and he misuse his powers. He needs to be desysopped immediately. -- V. Z. 17:57, 25 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To quote from the above instructions: "To request the removal of sysop access from another user, please gain consensus on this on your own wiki first. All discussion must be kept on your local wiki." This is not the place to propose a user's desysopping. Please make a request here only after you have obtained consensus among the cs.wikipedia community. — Dan | talk 18:05, 25 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is impossible, since I am blocked and everyone who dared to do it would be blocked as well. -- V. Z. 18:14, 25 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I support V. Z.'s request. He is also right on money as far as impossibility of any action on Czech Wikipedia - any disent would be (and it is currently) punished by blocks from sysops. It is very Kafka-esque environment on Czech Wikipedia these days. Ross.Hedvicek 18:32, 25 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There are 12 other admins... I can't believe that no one of them is helping when there are problems. Please try first to solve this problem locally, there must be at least some reasonable admins... Fantasy 18:41, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The last reasonable admins who would be willing to help were desysopped by Anthere last November, at the request of the local clique. The current controversy, including robotic blocking of thousands of IP addresses, banning of people like Ross.Hedvicek and V. Z. for months, etc., is a direct result of this. I am no more editing articles on cs:wiki - there's no point attempting this - all I'm doing is defending the new victims of the clique, and I am blocked for days and weeks for allegedly being "impolite" to the sysops. Cs:wiki is a disgrace to the whole project. --Tompecina 09:04, 30 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, I am sorry. I was blocked yesterday in the direct breach of Czech ArbCom rules. I asked all the admins for the remedy, except for Aktron who has no valid e-mail adress, Proxybot who is a robot, and Vrba, who is long term ill. I recieved only 2 replies. One after 13 hours, second after 14 hours. Is that normal? -- V. Z. 19:04, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If I remember well... this is not the first time you complain here... and my perception is that your requests were rarely taken seriously. I would consequently advise caution. Could we have a feedback from admins on cs ? Anthere

I have talked to our developers about that. They question the accuracy of the bot (wonders whether its data is correct and whether it is not blocking innocent users). But generally, this is considered a bad idea because there are extremely numerous ip addresses to block for being open proxies (so, is inefficient) and because it is a strain on the servers. As such, they strongly advise against.

I consequently unsysoped the account Proxybot and would suggest that the issue is brought to the wikitech-l mailing list, to check the interest, relevance and accuracy of this bot. Depending on the outcome, status could be restored or not.

I'll add that it is not really recommanded to mix bot and sysop status. And that the thousands of blocking make the ip block list totally unusable. Which is not very wikicool to other editors.


Fine, the robot is stopped, let's find a better solution. I ran the bot with agreement of other sysops and bureaucrats, they were informed about it's each step and they didn't complain. There has been a huge abuse of sockpuppets for vandalizing and tricks on cs Wikipedia. Checkuser has shown frequent usage of open proxy servers. We know about the big disadvantage of the robotic solution that is in messing the logs. We didn't find any better way to face the problems. The community is relatively small, we don't have enough people to precisely scan and block open proxies by hand. Some help on this topic would be useful. --Egg 23:27, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello. See the discussion here please. Anthere
I reply to you here, because I don't wish to submit harassing procedure of registering into the listserver. "Member States shall grant the right to every person not to be subject to a decision which produces legal effects concerning him or significantly affects him and which is based solely on automated processing of data intended to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to him, such as his performance at work, creditworthiness, reliability, conduct, etc." [5]. Egg by running his unregistred bot has breached this European Directive. -- V. Z. 08:24, 2 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
V. Z. is currently banned from editing most of cswiki, including his user page, by a preliminary arbcom decision. Editing of arbitration page mentioned in his second point could be interpreted as an attempt to provoke an edit war (he was for example couting number of reverts in his edit summaries). Therefore I'd say that the block was o.k., considering that V. Z. has already been blocked several times for disruptive behavior during the arbitration.
As to the proxy bot, I don't see anything wrong on blocking open proxies on cswiki, although I agree that technical problems might be an issue. --che 23:30, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In case it was unclear, I do not question Vit block... I would mostly like that the issue is brought up with Brion, JeLuF, Mark, Tim, so that the best solution is sought. Anthere
I am sorry, but Che misinformed you. Czech ArbCom has 5 members. Arbitration with me is headed by panel of 3 arbitrators. Art. 11 first sentence of Czech ArbCom Procedural Code says: "One case shall allowed to be solved by the part of the ArbCom, but always but three members at least." (boldness mine). Two anonymous arbitrators decided to have me blocked without counsulting the third. It was the direct breach of this clause.
And concerning material base of this ban: 8 people were involved in this revert war. No one breached 3RR, I have counted them to avoid that. Only me was banned by a three-day ban lacking any warning.
And last point. Che and others punished me for doing minor edits calling them "disruptive behavior". They even reverted them in order to erase my contribution to Wikipedia. -- V. Z. 09:54, 27 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Only a small note - a case is allways heard by workgroup of at least 3 arbitrators (in this case, exactly 3, Beren, Petr Adámek and me). For individual decisions, part 13. of Arb. policy applies, stating: An injunction is considered to have passed when two or more Arbitrators have voted in favour of it and more Arbitrators were in favour than against it. --Wikimol 13:40, 27 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that is true. I have tried to educate Czech sysops about difference between w:quorum and majority, but it seems in vain. They simply don't understand this sentence: "When quorum is not met, a legislative body cannot hold a vote, and cannot change the status quo." Individual decisions (?) are nonsense. What is the other kind? -- V. Z. 13:59, 27 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was under the impression you asked for feedback of cs: admins on that. Never mind ;-) I think that the two problems of the bot could be addressed by putting proxy addresses directly into the database. But then one would have to change database schema and make a new interface on the web in order to distinguish regular and proxy blocks and to allow overriding of false positives. (Eh, I suppose there is better place to discuss that than this page...) --che 23:54, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To Anthere. Yes, it is not. I do it only in case of urgent need. I am disappoited that my petition are not taken seriously. Are they unsounded? Is cs: left to its fate? No one cares what is happenning there? I think no one inhibits Czech admins to express their opinions here.

I have sent more detailed petition to the Foundation. Will you please take a look at it? It was collaborated here: -- V. Z. 09:34, 27 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I concur. After Anthere's imprudent decision last November to forcibly desysop several admins who had not been reelected, the situation on cs:wiki got much worse and turned into open dictatorship. --Tompecina 14:56, 27 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can only agree. --Jvano 16:17, 28 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I archive this for now, this is not the right place for this discussions, sorry... Fantasy 20:36, 11 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators not confirmed on

As per confirmation vote, some Administrators should be de-sysopped. --M/ 21:30, 4 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Desysopped and debureaucratted Christian List, Dante Alighieri, E23, and Pakaran; desysopped Maximus Rex and Toby Bartels. — Dan | talk 01:32, 5 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 11:13, 9 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

de.wp (Tolaner)

I sysoped the wrong account - please desysop de:Benutzer:Tolaner -- MichaelDiederich 16:44, 12 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hint: he meant de:Benutzer:Tolanor.--Gwaihir 10:24, 13 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done - Actually a user "Tolaner" seems not to exist on --Paginazero 17:14, 13 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, it is a renamed user. -- MichaelDiederich 00:04, 14 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

de.wp (Pjacobi)

Request to de-sysop myself, see this diff for confirmation:


Yes check.svg Done Fantasy 12:35, 14 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Plase remove my admin and checkuser rights from Serbian Wikipedia (sr:Корисник:Милош). --Millosh 13:04, 19 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please leave on your serbian User-page a message in english that you want your admin-rights removed. Thanks :-) Fantasy 13:13, 20 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done :) [6]. --Millosh 01:31, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(I said "Done" and it is in the sense of leaving a message on my user page on Serbian Wikipedia.) --Millosh 14:36, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done in the sens of Done ;-) Fantasy 16:13, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Our old sysops, who got their adminships without any elections, have been voted for the first time by request of our community. And some of them couldnt pass the required level of vote percent. You can see the results and votes here. I am hereby to request removal of adminship for the following users.

Thanks in advance. --Özgür 14:26, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All done except Volkan - this user is also a bureaucrat. Please let us know how the community will handle this case. Thank you. --Paginazero 12:25, 24 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tr community already knows that he is a bureaucrat. If he cannot get enough vote to become a sysop, is there a need to consider his bureaucrat title? But, of course, if it is important to consider him seperate and if you can tell me what we need to do, I can take that step rightaway. Thanks for your help and also for your concern. --Özgür 19:21, 24 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I too suppose that a new vote for confirming the bureaucrat flag would end up with the same result. However, a bureaucrat can appoint administrators, take care of user renames and flagging bots without acting as administrator him/herself.
I'm going to remove the administrator flag (as per votation) and leave the bureaucrat flag active. If intends to put under discussion Volkan's bureaucrat flag, please start another vote. This can look troublesome, but in my humble opinion is a more correct and transparent process. Thank you. --Paginazero 13:47, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK. I will inform about this. I (actually we) thought that, bureaucrat level requires sysop level first. (Not technically but ethically) So I was assuming that failing to be becoming a sysop, automatically drops the bureaucrat level too. But I know what you are saying: We should consider sysop and bureaucrat seperate or more precisely 'independent'. I will back to you soon. (I hope) --Özgür 15:38, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Paginazero, we don't need another vote. I forfeit my bureaucrat access privileges. I will add the same message to my discussion page as well. volkan 10:13, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 14:38, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

self-nom desysop on and

Requesting deadminship from en and meta.

Confirmed on my talk page on each one :).

If I am incredibly itchy I can always apply again in the future :) - thanks!

(I don't use them that much, plus work etc.) thanks again :)! RN 12:55, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 13:26, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! RN 20:08, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I lost the trust of the community, so please remove my permissions (The user is w: he: משתמש: טרול רפאים). Troll Refaim 13:33, 24 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 13:24, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would like to ask you to remove the sysop privileges of he:משתמש:מלח השמים after losing in a vote: he:ויקיפדיה:ביטול הרשאה/מלח השמים. Gilgamesh 19:34, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

self-nom desysop on

I declared myself "inactive" as admin 3 month ago (also show on List of Administrators). I did not use the adminrights since and don't think I want to use them in the future, so I would like to apply for the removal of my rights. --Serinde 17:03, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 18:50, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Self-nomination on en.wikinews

I request the immediate removal of sysop access on en.wikinews:

I was also requested to provide this link as well: reconfirmation vote currently in progress.

Thank you. Mrmiscellanious 21:36, 29 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done - oscar 22:41, 29 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current temporary permissions for emergency or technical purposes

I am requesting to be an admin in Rumantsch Wikipedia. I think there are no other active admins. My user page: (Excuse my english, i'm a reto-rumantsch men :-) )

Gion-andri, you should start a vote on Rumantsch Wikipedia and get the support of the Rumantsch community.
However, given that currently there are no admins on, if you want to translate the interface in Rumantsch, we can give you the adminship for a limited time (one month?). Can this be ok? --Paginazero 19:15, 22 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
this is ok for me. one month should be enough. thanks
Yes check.svg Done - temporary sysophood until May 31st. Bye. --Paginazero 12:13, 23 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Gion is a good user and a good member of Wikimedia Ch, he knows very well Rumantsch. Please consider his candidature to be extended. --Ilario 22:01, 7 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Corse Wikipedia

Vandal at work [7] - I grant myself sysop status for quick rollback. --Paginazero 20:52, 31 May 2006 (UTC) I can help, if you want. --M/ 20:52, 31 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Removed sysop status. Temp status expired. --Walter 17:25, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
West-Vlams Wikipedia

Currently there is no sysop on the vls wikipedia. The interface still needs to be translated so request temporary adminship for vls:User:Steinbach

Today the pedia was vandalised, and obvious signal that someone should guard the West Flemish Wikipedia. Caesarion 13:42, 29 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done done, 2 weeks granted. oscar 14:25, 29 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
After an appropriate vote of the local community, vls:User:Steinbach is now an official sysop and bureaucrat on the West-Vlams Wikipedia. villy 20:17, 18 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Even though my West-Vlaoms is not that good, I'd like to help set-up some menu parts on the main page etc. So request temporary sysop status for vls:User:Servien Servien 10:59, 3 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done done, 2 weeks granted. Jon Harald Søby 11:57, 3 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
> 2 weeks. desysop--Shizhao 11:20, 9 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Chamoru Wikipedia

I would like to apply for temporary sysop permission in order to remove vandalism because this wiki is confused as swiss german language (because the ch code), and some bad entries in english and spanish. And maybe put a little orderin this small wiki.--Taichi - (あ!) 05:52, 26 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Done 2 weeks granted. Jon Harald Søby 18:59, 27 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
> 2 weeks. desysop--Shizhao 11:18, 9 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Greenlandish Wikipedia

Hi I want sysop on Greenlandish Wikipedia. Thank You kaniina.

Hi! It's great that you want to contribute to the Greenlandish Wikipedia. However, I think you should get a little more experience in wikis first (you have one contribution there now; creating Wikipedia:Administrators). You can get temporary adminship to translate the interface, but you should have a little wiki experience before starting that task. Jon Harald Søby 18:44, 9 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi I made some more contribution . Now I just want to translate interface and delete vandalism . Thank You Kaniina
Okay, temporary sysop status granted. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me. Jon Harald Søby 11:15, 13 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
translate interface have done. desysop. --Shizhao 11:16, 9 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Korean Wikipedia

Now Here's under attack of sockpuppet of WiC, and no alive admin to block him. I request temporary adminship for the Korean Wikipedia. --Klutzy 23:41, 12 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

all done. WiC blocked, articles reverted/deleted. --Klutzy 23:56, 12 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ripuarian Wikipedia

Currently there is no sysop in the ksh Wikipedia. Data from the test wikipedia[8] needs to be transferred, and the interface needs to be translated. Being bureaucrat in the test wiki, I request temporary bureaucrat and sysop status for myself, :ksh:User:Purodha on the Ripurarian Wikipedia in order to assist in transferring the data, set up the interface, delete SPAM & block spammers, give temporary sysop privileges to other sysops of the test wikipedia & helpers as needed, until elections have been held on the ksh wikipedia. Two quite active users of the test wiki asked me to do so on my talk page in the new Wikipedia, and on the community page. I suggest, we shall start regular elections as soon as the Project name space of the test wikipedia has been tranferred. -- Purodha Blissenbach 22:11, 30 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Granted, one month. Please let us inform about the community regular elections start. villy 15:39, 1 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, villy. Regular elections have started April, 13th and 14th, see here. -- Purodha Blissenbach 21:24, 19 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


MediaWiki version upgrade problems on ca

  • Language Code: ca

Hi :-) I'm a catalan wikipedia (ca:portada) sysop, and I dont't know where to leave this message... We need urgent help, today, after MediaWiki version upgrade, we have serious problems with our ca:Special:Allmessages page. All the messages hav been automatically "reverted" to an older version, affecting the normal behavior of Wikipedia, in the list old versions of messages are shown. Cliking on a messages, for example ca:MediaWiki:Recentchangestext, ca:MediaWiki:Monobook.js shows the new text, and after a null edition, the message returns to the correct version... But there are near 1.500 messages and I cannot null edit all!!! Help please !! Thank you. Joanjoc 21:17, 10 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

After the lack of response, we are null editing manually the downgraded pages... Maybe the next update will be less buggy :-) --Joanjoc 22:38, 11 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Username change

I would like to change my name from jmm1966 to redboxtools. Thank you (jmm1966) Ask it only here if your wiki has no bureaucrat I request a username change on ''project name'': *'''Language Code:''' XX *'''Local Request Link:''' [[XX:Project:XXXXX]] *'''Local User Page:''' [[XX:User:XXXXX]] *'''Requested new username: Thank you. --~~~~

(I'm not sure if this is the right place to do this, but) I would like change my username so I can invoke my Right to Vanish from Wikipedia. Please change my name to Fallon17 (or something similar) and I will begin to erase my tracks from there. Thanks! DRyelle 06:00, 26 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

From which project do you wish to have a username renaming and vanish. As to meta here, DRyelle counrs 1 contribution, the one above. Please be more specific, thanks. villy 15:30, 1 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I would like to have my Wikipedia username changed, to comply with the username policy. Daybot - would like it changed to TJDay. The subject of my current username has come up here: 19:51, 10 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you are from a wiki that has its own bureaucrat ask it there. Only if you are from a very small wiki you can ask it here to a steward. --Walter 14:41, 11 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I request a username change on Meta-Wiki:

I would to rename my login to Slade, but the account is already registered. Do you can usurp the actual Slade to move my login to here? -- Slade pt.wp 16:13, 10 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The user "Slade" already exits--Shizhao 17:48, 12 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That user slade has never done any edit. We could rename that user to some other name. And then rename "The Joker" to "Slade" --Walter 11:38, 16 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have moved the old and unused account "Slade to "Slade bis" and renamed "The Joker" to "Slade" --Walter 21:27, 16 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. --Slade pt.wp 18:59, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]