Steward requests/Permissions/2008-01

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After personal reflection, and other private measures, I wish to regain the +sysop flag after it was voluntarily removed under non-controversial circumstances. I retired around 10 days ago, but requested here on Monday.

  • Language Code: en
  • Local Request Link: Link
  • Automatic List of local bureaucrats: Bureaucrat list
  • Local User Page: Link

Thank you. Rudget. 18:29, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done, Hi please ask a local bureaucrat to readd Your flag, thanks for Your understanding, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:30, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Will do. I guess I should've known that... Rudget. 18:31, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Heh, no problem, that can be confusing :) Cheers, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:38, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


I am a Burmese, and I request sysop access to

  • Language Code: my
  • Local Request Link: admin

Thank you. Kyawgyi 04:16, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Done--Shizhao 13:26, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so very much. Kyawgyi 18:23, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Timur@crh wikipedia

I request sysop access for Timur.

Thank you. Don Alessandro 14:25, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Done--Nick1915 - all you want 17:07, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Michawiki@dsb wikipedia

I request sysop access for the 2 users Pe7er and Tlustulimu of Lower Sorbian Wikipedia.

Thank you. Michawiki 19:50, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 20:08, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


I am a Burmese, and I request sysop access to

  • Language Code: my
  • Local Request Link: admin

Thank you. Kyawgyi 06:13, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Your request is only recent. Please wait a week for your community to approve you. Cary Bass demandez 02:07, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your advice. Kyawgyi

No one has supported or opposed you yet, so I cannot promote you yet. Please be patient.--Jusjih 00:50, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your advice. Our community is so small, so that it has been taken so long to giving me supports. I have a supported in now. Take a look at please. After I received the admin rights, I will show my abilities in there. Kyawgyi 06:44, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

A possibility if you cannot gain consensus now is to ask for temporary sysop rights, and help build the community up so you could pass later. ++Lar: t/c 18:32, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

If I received the admin rights, I can invite more friends and Burmese to, now is just only 4 sysops in there instead of 50millions people living in my country. And also 4 sysops do not have any activities in over two months. I really want to improve my Burmese community and I really want to know the world "Who are the Burmese and where is the Burma ( Myanmar ) Thank you. Kyawgyi 05:32, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

But we are not allowed to give you permanent sysop rights, if the community has no consensus about this. Please go for a temporary adminship (you may just move this request to the relevant section below), until the community supports permanent status. --Thogo (talk) 08:32, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
No need to bother moving it. Done: Temporary access granted for one month. (I have copied this request to Requests for permissions/Approved temporary.) — Dan | talk 22:14, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you so very much. You helping me a lot, Dan. I will do my jobs in this new year holidays. Kyawgyi 16:56, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed.

I request sysop access at I have been temporary sysop already.

Thank you. --OosWesThoesBes 13:00, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

DoneDerHexer (Talk) 13:08, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Codice1000.lmo@lmo Wikipedia

I request sysop access.

Thank you. Codice1000 11:16, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Done Nick1915 - all you want 11:22, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Guarani Wikipedia

I request sysop access.

Thank you. Hugo.arg 10:58, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

DoneDerHexer (Talk) 11:04, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Test Wikipedia

I request sysop access.

I am sysop on pt@wiki liked to test the Mediawiki:Titleblacklist in test@wiki

  • Language Code: test
  • Local Request Link:
  • Automatic List of local bureaucrats:
  • Local User Page: testwiki:User:Rei-artur

Thank you.Rei-artur 21:43, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Done locally, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:01, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Ido Wikipedia

I request sysop access.

Thank you. Joao Xavier 20:33, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done, please let the community vote first and come back then, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:40, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
Please wait a week for your community to approve you.--Shizhao 06:02, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
A week has passed. I only see one "favoroza" vote. That means that there is no consensus for this user and that this is indeed Not done. --FiLiP ¤ 07:36, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Farrukh@tg Wikipedia

I request sysop access.

Thank you. FrancisTyers 10:24, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 10:25, 17 January 2008 (UTC)


As an Administrator, you are allowed into #wikimedia-admin, the cross-wiki coordination channel for Wikimedia administrators. Any member of the channel can invite you in temporarily, but you need an invite exemption from a channel operator to get in whenever you want. Please come to #wikimedia-stewards and ask for an invite.

Any admin from any project is welcome and it is a good place for cross-wiki coordination of vandal and spam fighting. It is also useful for new admins to contact more experienced admins in real-time to get help with the more complicated admin tasks such as history merges/splits and importing via Special:Import.

Please remember to translate the interface at translatewiki: only and to upload images preferably at commons:

Thank you Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:32, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Cnyborg@no Wikibooks

I request sysop access. I'm working on a project with several users, and there is currently no sysop who is active on a daily basis. The single bureaucrat on the project has been inactive since Sept. 2007. I'm a bureacrat on no.wikipedia and sysop on Commons, and thus familiar with the tasks. See local request page for approval from community.

Thank you. Cnyborg 18:33, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Done. Enjoy. Cary Bass demandez 19:57, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Alessandro@crh Wikipedia

I request sysop access.

Thank you. Don Alessandro 21:46, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

The local request link apparently doesn't exist.--Shanel 21:52, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Spacebirdy gave me the correct link. Not sure why the above doesn't work, but Done.--Shanel 21:58, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Malangali@sw Swahili

I request sysop access.

This request has been pending for a month, and has been accepted by a vote on sw.wikipedia since Jan 08 . However, the bureaucrat is not active - his last change on sw.wikipedia is shown as Jan 2007. Asante. Malangali 10:15, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 10:17, 21 January 2008 (UTC)


I request temporary bureaucrat access for the greek wikiversity for some emergency tasks there--(User:ZaDiak there}Diaza 23:17, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Which would be? —DerHexer (Talk) 23:18, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
bot access, sysop rights quickly because we need to tidy up there quickly.--Diaza 23:25, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Here are a lot of stewards available. … And all of the things you've mentioned are in my opinion not emergency cases. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:27, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry DerHexer but it is an emergency we have just opened and some things need to be tidied up quickly sorry for insisting but it is important, very important.--Diaza 23:31, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok I would like sysop and import access. Thank you.--Diaza 23:52, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
What exactly do you want to do? The incubator pages are already imported. --Thogo (talk) 01:15, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Done until 01 February 2008. We have discussed this on IRC, and ArielGlenn and he wish to import infrastructure (like help, project, and template pages) from other Greek projects. In addition, I think it's important to have at least one administrator on the project to deal with any abuse or spam, particularly since some malicious editors in the past specifically targeted new wikis with no administrators. Diaza was also an administrator on the test project, so I suspect he may be elected permanently before this term expires. —{admin} Pathoschild 07:31:34, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

This user has been elected as a permanent sysop, so his rights should not be removed. Link to the vote:Βικιεπιστήμιο:Ψηφοφορία#.CE.A7.CF.81.CE.AE.CF.83.CF.84.CE.B7.CF.82:ZaDiak Thanks. ArielGlenn 07:10, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok, changed to permanent. --Thogo (talk) 07:52, 22 January 2008 (UTC)


I would like to request temporary sysop priviliges for the greek wikiversity project. There are three sysops, but due to the time difference and the fact that some of them are busy sometimes makes things a little difficult. I was also an active contributor on beta before the launch. I mostly need sysop priviliges for moving pages and protection. I will provide any information that I forgot to mention. Thank you. Also, there is a voting on el.wv for permanent sysop status at v:el:Βικιεπιστήμιο:Ψηφοφορία--Assassingr 16:34, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Done Expires 1 February 2008. --Thogo (talk) 16:49, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

This user has been elected as a permanent sysop, so his rights should not be removed. Link to the vote:Βικιεπιστήμιο:Ψηφοφορία#.CE.A7.CF.81.CE.AE.CF.83.CF.84.CE.B7.CF.82:Assassingr Thanks. ArielGlenn 07:11, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok, changed to permanent. --Thogo (talk) 07:52, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access


I request bureaucrat access on this wiki.

The reason is this: Since sr:wikt:User:Kaster willingly gave away his bureaucrat and administrator status last year, sr:wikt:User:Горан Анђелковић is the only bureaucrat left on the project. I tried contacting him some 10 days ago, but he hasn't responded yet. His last edit was in March, 2006. I organized a voting procedure within the small community and since December 26, three users have voted in favor ("За") and none against. I'm already a sysop there, so I hereby request the bureaucrat status on the Serbian Wiktionary. Thank you. --filip 17:08, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, good luck for Your project, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:18, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Spanish Wikinews

I request sysop (admin/bureaucrat) access.

We have a problem at the Spanish Wikinews. My request for adminship (and, by default, bureaucratship), which remained open for 14 days, was closed as "failed" by local bureaucrat n:es:Usuario:Superzerocool, even though there was consensus to promote: the result of the vote (yes, it is a vote) was 3 supports, one oppose, and two neutral (75% support), but the bureaucrat decided that one support and the oppose were invalid, so the actual result is 2/0/2 (100% support). There are only two active sysops there; the one who closed the request and another, who is nowhere to be found. The user who closed the request refuses to promote, even tough he has been confronted by the community here. When asked to explain the reason for his decision, he said that, because the two neutral votes where cast by users with more edits (~700) than those who supported (~100), they were more important, and, therefore, there was no consensus. I therefore request a steward to review the decision, as this ignoring of the will of the community is unacceptable. Thank you. --Agüeybaná (hábleme) 18:32, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Generally, we can not override decisions of local bureaucrats. And, two votes (even 4) is not enough that a valid community decision is visible. We would probably not even promote then if there was no local bureaucrat. I personally think that the community is too small to need own local bureaucrats. --Thogo (talk) 18:40, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
I have no problem with being granted sysop rights only. It's just that, as with the Spanish Wikipedia, both sysop and bureaucrat rights are granted. --Agüeybaná (hábleme) 18:43, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Lo siento, pero los stewards no podemos ir contra la decisión de los administradores/burócratas. Si ellos decidieron que la candidatura es fallida, no podemos otorgar los permisos (ni siquiera"sólo" bibliotecario). drini [es:] [commons:] 18:59, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Hay que respetar las decisiones de cada comunidad. drini [es:] [commons:] 19:01, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Es que la decisión de la comunidad es promover, no fallar la candidatura. El burócrata no respetó el deseo de la comunidad. Esto es una falta de respeto y debería ser tratado como tal. --Agüeybaná (hábleme) 19:09, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
¿Se ha abierto un debate dentro de esa comunidad acerca de la acción del burócrata? A la comunidad misma le corresponde tomar cartas en el asunto. drini [es:] [commons:] 19:11, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Además es un burócrata votado por la comunidad de es.wikinoticias. Hay más que un burócrata por allí, puedes pedirles ayuda. Los stewards no están permitidos hacer alguien sysop si existan burócratas activos en un proyecto, Not done, saludos --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:15, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
OK, le pediré ayuda al otro (si se aparece) --Agüeybaná (hábleme) 01:28, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Russian Wikinews

I request bureaucrat access.

Thank you. <Flrntalk> 11:41, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Two support votes and one oppose vote is, I'm afraid, not something I call consensus. That and not very big voter turnout and your failed RfA on ru: all suggest that maybe we should wait some time before you are granted the bureaucrat rights on Wikinews. You should probably hold another RfB on Wikinews in a few months or so. But this is my opinion. Let's wait for another steward, shall we? Thanks --FiLiP ¤ 11:59, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
From my basic knowledge of Russian alphabet (and the similarity between Polish and Russian languages) I see that ru.wikinews has 426 user accounts and 2 admins - they were elected somehow, so I can't see why the vote shouldn't produce more results - at least enough to qualify it as bonding. Plus, Filip's reservations quoted above suggest a bit more of delay. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 12:08, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
Not done, no community consensus--Nick1915 - all you want 14:24, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Sp5uhe@pl Wikiquote

I request bureaucrat access.

Please add bureaucrat flag for me Sp5uhe on Polish Wikiquote project. This is link for the nomination. In our project candidate must have 100% community support, time for voting is 7 days, without limitation for minimal persons for voting. Only one bureaucrat in Polish Wikiquote project was not active from 2007-11-18. Thanks for Your support. Sp5uhe 22:52, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
I don't think that a bureaucrat is really necessary for pl.wikibooks, especially 'cause local community seems to count only 3 people... and, btw, only 1 vote isn't enough--Nick1915 - all you want 02:02, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
We have renaming account requests from people which do not know English. Activity on plwikiquote is depend on winter examination session on colleges. Sp5uhe 06:11, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
I suggest to wait some time, until community expresses more than one opinion. You could put here your request for username changes for now.--Nick1915 - all you want 09:25, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
You are in the right. Now is four opinions. Is that be enough, you think? Sp5uhe 22:18, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 13:21, 12 January 2008 (UTC)


Please grant bureaucrat access on hungarian wiktionary. (6 pro, 0 con.) Thanks. --grin 14:48, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Which one is finished? (Or both?) --Thogo (talk) 15:05, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

I have changed the archieved section titles. The top one is the recent one (6/0). I have put english translation of the for/against titles in parantheses to help. :-) Thanks. --grin 15:16, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 15:23, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. --grin 16:23, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Steinbach at stq.wikipedia

Hi, I would like to request bureaucrat status on the Saterfrisian Wikipedia. I have the consent of the community: see here. As the community is very small, there is little need to wait for a considerable time. I am not likely to be denied this status. On top of that, we have no admins yet so we need a user with extended access very badly. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 15:23, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

sorry but Not done, normally please wait at least a week to let the community vote. Since the community is very small we do not grant bureaucratship, You can apply temporary sysop. Thanks for Your understanding, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:53, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Lord_Anubis@ar wiktionary

I request bureaucrat access. This is because our current (and only) bureaucrat (Chaos) has not contributed since Sep 2007, and although i know that he is available on WikiSource and Wikipedia, his unavailability on Wiktionary caused one of our users wikt:ar:User:OsamaK to come to meta to obtain a bot flag due to lack of bureaucrats.

I am already a sysop on there (and on Wikipedia-ar), and at the moment, from where i am standing, the community is semi-dead, and i am trying to do a lot of automated work with bots single-handedly.

Having a second bureaucrat would facilitate the process of granting bot-flags to more interwiki bot users (Something we need to do), for the time being.

Thank you. --Lord Anubis 15:09, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done Without community there is no need for a bureaucrat. You can request bot flags and username changes here on Meta. And without a community decision we can't give you bureaucrat rights. --Thogo (talk) 15:11, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I ll put a request in, and hopefully this time next year i will have enough votes from the current community. :). --Lord Anubis 15:24, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Right, I put request in here, and looks like there's community support, and 0% opposition. Please reconsider.--Lord Anubis 14:39, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Please wait one week for the decision of the community. Thanks, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:41, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
No problemo. :). --Lord Anubis 14:45, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Now Done --Thogo (talk) 22:19, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

CheckUser access

Thatcher@en wp

The Wikipedia English Arbitration Committee is requesting CheckUser access be given to w:en:User:Thatcher. He has been notified to send his identifying information to Cary Bass. For Wikipedia English Arbitration Committee, FloNight 12:40, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Someone who has leaked private IRC logs is being granted checkuser? Good grief! What can I do to overturn this outrageous decision? Majorly (talk) 14:37, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Majorly, ask the arbcom. Anyway, there is a log, and if he abuses the CU tool he will lose it quite faster than he will get it. For this request:  On hold until Cary confirmes his confirmation here. --Thogo (talk) 14:40, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
I also have questions about security, 14:52, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Please ask the local arbcom about this. Stewards don't decide, we only process decisions of local arbcoms or communities. --Thogo (talk) 14:57, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
I left a message on Majorly's meta talk page reminding him of the correct way to address the matter. All discussion about access permissions needs to be made directly to Wikipedia English Arbitration Committee. Thanks, FloNight 15:13, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Obviously I have a different view of the comments in question, although I understand why Majorly is upset with me. I will be happy to provide more information if requested. Thatcher131 17:22, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
I've emailed my driver's license to the office. Thatcher131 18:54, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
identified to the Foundation on today's date. Cary Bass demandez 20:02, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 20:07, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you Cary, thank you Thogo for your help. :-) FloNight 20:15, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Russian Wikipedia

Please give checkuser status to user EvgenyGenkin in accordance to the decision of ruwiki Arbcom.

Thank you. Kv75 06:00, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

 On hold, as always, awaiting confirmation. — Dan | talk 06:36, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
confirmed Cary Bass demandez 14:00, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Done, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:03, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


Checkuser and oversight on enwp please - arbcom appointment; agreed on arb-l; cary has confirmed via email to arb-l that identification is received.

Thank you. FT2 (Talk | email) 22:22, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

 On hold. Waiting for identity confirmation. --.anaconda 22:36, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
I have viewed that email Fred Bauder 04:19, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Cary has to confirm, nevertheless. (Sorry.) --Thogo (talk) 09:46, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
confirmed'Cary Bass demandez 14:00, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Done, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:03, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Cary, birdy :-) FloNight 15:46, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Hungarian Wikipedia

Hello, I was voted CheckUser in the Hungarian Wikipedia hu:Wikipédia:Javaslat adminisztrátorok és más tisztségviselők megválasztására/Syp (IP-ellenőr), and I'd like to request my CheckUser flag. SyP, 19:13, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

 On hold, please confirm your identity to WMF officers. --M/ 19:14, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
User confirmed identity, any steward can go ahead and set flag. Cary Bass 19:13, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
DoneDerHexer (Talk) 19:52, 11 January 2008 (UTC)


Requesting access as an arbcom-en member/by arbcom agreement.

Thank you. FayssalF 18:54, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

You've identified yourself to the Foundation? —DerHexer (Talk) 18:55, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I have received identification for en:user:FayssalF today. Cary Bass 19:29, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Done --Thogo (talk) 19:40, 16 January 2008 (UTC)


Requesting CheckUser and oversight access as an enwiki Arbcom member/by Arbcom agreement.

Cheers. --bainer (talk) 01:21, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I confirm identity received. Cary Bass 01:22, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Done--Shanel 01:26, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Wow, talk about service! --bainer (talk) 01:46, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
We see everything... Cary Bass demandez 21:38, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
(English translation)" We have nothing better to do " :P ..--Cometstyles 19:45, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Ori~ at HE wiki

Requesting CheckUser access.

Cheers. Ori~

I think they need to grant both users the rights at once per the Checkuser policy. Cbrown1023 talk 19:35, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
waiting for cary confirm.--Nick1915 - all you want 19:40, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Confirmed received identification at St. Pete office on 1/18/2007. Cary Bass 19:47, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Well, but we should wait until the second one has confirmed his identity. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:49, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Done--Nick1915 - all you want 20:04, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Oversight access

Lar@commonswiki, Herbythyme@commonswiki

Request oversight access for Herby and myself at Commons. Elections were held, have run for two weeks (commons recently decided to run CU and Oversight for 2 weeks rather than just one) and both candidates have at least 25 supports, 30 total votes, and at least 80% support.

Note: Herby and I are both already identified to the foundation, we are both CUs at multiple wikis and I'm a steward. (confirmation that we are CU's at Commons: commons:Special:Listusers/checkuser ) Thanks! ++Lar: t/c 12:43, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:49, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Birdy, that was fast! ++Lar: t/c 12:56, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Newyorkbrad @ En WP

I am a newly elected/appointed (effective January 1, 2008) member of the En-WP Arbitration Committee and have been approved by the Arbitration Committee to receive Oversight access. (The committee typically approves this access for all arbitrators who request it.) I have provided identity confirmation to the Foundation. Please enable this access at your convenience. I will ask that another member of ArbCom post here to confirm this request. Thank you. Newyorkbrad 22:56, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Confirming the request is fine with Wikipedia English Arbitration Committee. FloNight 23:02, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
 On hold, thanks FloNight, now waiting for Cary to confirm, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:02, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, user identified several weeks ago. I sent an email to Steward-l on January 4, so I wouldn't have to type it on this page! Make note of these things! Cary Bass 05:40, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Done sir. :'(--Shanel 05:44, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Oversight access at the Swedish Wikipedia

At the Swedish Wikipedia we've decided we want some local users with oversight access. Three candidates have been approved by the community. What else is needed for them to get oversight access? Boivie 07:54, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

They need to at least identify to the WMF (send some sort of ID to Cary: cbass at wikimedia d0t org). I'm not really sure about other quirks regarding this particular user right. --FiLiP ¤ 07:57, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

 On hold until confirmed by Cary Bass. The users must be at least 18 years old. --Thogo (talk) 08:05, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

I've asked Andejons to identify himself/herself to Cary. Caesar should already be identified as a Checkuser, and I believe MoRsE also is identified (maybe as a member of the svwiki ArbCom). --Boivie 08:48, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
I have identified myself for the Swedish arbcom, but I am not sure if this information has been sent forward here. However, I can send a mail to Cary Bass with a scanned copy of my ID and some additional contact information just to make sure. -- (MoRsE) MoRsE 10:38, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
MoRsE has identified. Cary Bass 16:42, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Changes in progress. ++Lar: t/c 17:31, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Partly Done partly Not done :) MoRsE added per Cary. Caesar added as already has CU access. (together those two can watch each other, therefore OK to add both) Andejons not yet added pending identification receipt and validation. Another steward can do that one if I don't get to it :) ++Lar: t/c 17:35, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. Andejons got some late oppose-votes, which made him/her fall below the stipulated 90% limit. So I think we will settle with the two oversight users for now. Thanks for your help. --Boivie 10:38, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Removal of access

Several Meta-wiki admins

I request removal of access for the following users, due to failing the confirmation vote: User:Flcelloguy, User:Improv and User:Mzlla.

Thank you. Majorly (talk) 00:23, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

First two done by Nick, last one done by me.--Shanel 01:48, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Lhademmor@da wikipedia

I request removal of my adminship on the Danish Wikipedia because of censoring issues.

Thank you. 21:43, 31 January 2008 (UTC) Lhademmor 21:43, 31 January 2008 (UTC) (forgot to log in)

Done and thanks for serving. --FiLiP ¤ 21:45, 31 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of sysop access for this sysop who is stepping down voluntarily.

Thank you. BirgitteSB 18:51, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:57, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of sysop access for this inactive sysop.

Thank you. BirgitteSB 18:51, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:57, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


I decided to retire from he.Wikt, and therefore ask that my sysop and bureaucrat privileges be revoked.

  • Language Code: he
  • Local Confirmation Link: Here
  • Local User Page: Here

Thanks, גיא 20:39, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --.anaconda 20:50, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Rudget@en Wikipedia

I request the removal of access for my administrator rights. I won't be editing much more, and have already retired. No need for them now.

Thank you. Rudget 16:46, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Done, thank you for your work--Nick1915 - all you want 16:56, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

NiKe@ja wikipedia

I request removal sysop access of following user.

Thank you. Hatukanezumi 13:39, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Done--Nick1915 - all you want 13:44, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Nevuer@he wiktionary

I request removal of my sysop access.

  • Language Code: he
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: [3]
  • Local User Page: he:User:Nevuer

Thank you. Nevuer 21:59, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for your work. --FiLiP ¤ 22:03, 26 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

  • Language Code: he
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link:community vote + request of Yonidebest
  • Local User Page: he:User:Yonidebot. This bot account belongs to Yonidebest (see his user page in and the sysop rights of the bot should be revoked as wellaccording to the vote and his own request.

Thank you. ברוקולי 18:08, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but something doesn't add up. The link you provided is solely for the removal of Yoni's sysop rights. He doesn't have them anymore and that is fine. But I can't see any evidence/reason for removing the bot's sysop rights. Is it a policy of hewiki to remove sysop status of bots after the owner loses the bit or is there a discussion elsewhere regarding the status of this particular bot? You mention that the "rights [...] should be revoked [...] according to the vote and his own request". Here's the thing: I can't see the vote (you provided a vote for desysopping Yoni) nor Yoni's request (the diff prior to the one you provided shows Yoni confirming that he wants to relieve himself of the sysop rights, but it, again, doesn't mention the bot). The bot should probably lose the rights (and if there's need, a bureaucrat would sysop it again), but I'd just like to get things clear before doing anything. Thanks and sorry for being overly bureaucratic with this. --FiLiP ¤ 19:56, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Thats OK. The thing is that the bureaucrats of have reached a consensus between them that they want to revoke all the special rights of Yoni. According to the community rules, dealing with bot accounts is solely within the jurisdiction of the bureaucrats. In addition, it feels wrong that the community voted on this matter and he asked to remove his sysop rights, yet he is keeping them through his bot account. Not to mention that he abused the sysop rights of the bot by looking at deleted versions of an article, deleting hunderds of unused photos without asking the uploaders and editing the main page of .
If it helps, I can make sure that one of the bureaucrats will post here a request of his own.
I have started a procedure to desysop Yonidebot, but I was told that there is a problem because Yonidebot is not a regular sysop, and the protocol of desysoping in doesn't include the possibility of bot desysoping. I was advised by one of the sysops to ask this from the stewards because our bureaucrats can't do this. I assure you that this problem will be fixed asap after the thing with Yonidebest will be solved. Thanks for the help so far, ברוקולי 21:07, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
I agree with Dungodung here. He was granted bot+sysop per, thus this status can only be removed in consensus of this community (not by a single user or bureaucrat), or if he abused his sysop tools, which I can't see, no blocks, no recent deletions, there seems to be no emergency to remove that urgently. I suggest You make a vote on and then come back then, thanks for Your understanding, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:16, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
The problem is that protocol for desysoping a user refers only to a regular sysop and not to a bot account. As i have said, the bureaucrats are the only users in that deals with bot accounts (according to the rules). It is thier choice, therefore, whether a user will keep his bot flag or not. ברוקולי 21:22, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, Your community has to improvise then, we will not make a decision for them. The sysop bit was removed in June 2007 and it has not bothered anyone until now that his bot is still sysop. Please make it clear with Your community and come back then, thanks for Your understanding, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:37, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. ברוקולי 21:38, 24 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Thank you! Boleslav1 23:15, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, thanks for Your work, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:20, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Rudget@en Wikipedia

I request removal of access for sysop rights. Reason: The first reason is that the User has retired, and the second is that if the User's cousin, who used his account yesterday for bad things, manages to hack back into it then there could be some potential problems...information on this can be found on his userpage: en:User:Rudget.

Thank you. The Helpful One (Talk) (Contribs) (Review) 17:06, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

I encourage stewards to ignore this. The user has control of his account, and is simply retired. There is no local policy to remove retired users, and Rudget did not state anywhere he wanted his tools removed. Majorly (talk) 17:09, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Not done If the user wants to have his rights removed, he must do a confirmation edit on enwiki and post the diff here. If there is a danger of abusing, the local arbcom can decide to remove his rights and then they can request it here. --Thogo (talk) 17:38, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. Rudget asked me what the process for removal was (on my en:wp talk) and it was explained, so if Rudget wants access removed, Rudget knows what to do. This request was rightly not done in my view. ++Lar: t/c 23:59, 20 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of bureaucrat access. This little place is not big enough for six of us, and I no longer get along with the two other most "active" bureaucrats, so it'd be best I called it quits, at least for now. Please leave my sysop right though, as that may still come in useful.

  • Language Code: metawiki
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: Well, it's this account...
  • Local User Page: User:Majorly

Thank you. Majorly (talk) 17:22, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Zirland 17:27, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Ta. Majorly (talk) 17:28, 22 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Thank you. --Agüeybaná (hábleme) 22:21, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 22:22, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Many thanks. --Agüeybaná (hábleme) 22:27, 21 January 2008 (UTC)


I again request removal of access.

Thank you. TeunSpaans 17:50, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Done [5]DerHexer (Talk) 17:53, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Aktron@cs wikipedia

I request removal of access. I've been admin for nearly 2 years. I have done a lot and I think now it is the time for the others.

  • Language Code: cs
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: [6]
  • Local User Page: cs:User:Aktron

Thank you. Aktron 01:04, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for your work. --.anaconda 01:25, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Yug@fr wikipedia + commons

Same : I request removal of access on both Commons and Wikipedia-fr . I've been admin for nearly 2 years on the 2 projects, some personal reasons and the Wikimania 2007 incident (I came to the wikimania 2007 to talk and I was throw away like a garbage for the reason "haven't paid the 25US$/day"), lead me to though and think that I have to leave. Accordingly, I spended the month of October and November to finish to build or to close the several projects I was leading by respect for other funny contributors-friends. That's done on Commons, on Wikipedia-fr : I can leave peacefully. Remove my statut of Admin in this both project will definitively allow me to close this story, and Start a new 2008 year.

  • Language Code: fr
  • Language Code: commons
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link:

Thank you. Yug 01:04, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your work. --M/ 17:50, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Abmac@pt wikinews

This user want to remove your sysop access, how he said here,because who he don't want to be more Sysop in the project, and he keep your decision, in my talk page.

Thank you. Brunoy Anastasiya Seryozhenko 23:33, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Done, saudações, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:47, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


We are currently discussing the removal of admin rights on enwikinews from inactive admins. CGorman has stated he is happy for his rights to be removed without any further discussion per this diff. Adambro 12:56, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 12:58, 2 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access of user Jmb@vowiki. This user as agreed to become desysopped due to inactivity (check local confirmation link).

Thank you. Malafaya 16:41, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --.anaconda 17:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Thank you. Radufan 16:36, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --.anaconda 17:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Ausir CU access on Meta

Based on my last this may require more consideration (or not!). From a number of perspectives I request the removal of Ausir's CU rights here on Meta. Ausir is no longer a Checkuser on any project, he is no longer a steward, there was no community decision to grant these rights and due to policy on inactivity removal seems required. He was added to the Meta group here probably based on being a steward by the look of the edit.

In fairness I should point out that one steward does not agree with me here however I see no logic or valid explanation in the comment. CU is a sensitive area of the project and such information should only be open to those who have the rights or some particular need.

Thanks --Herby talk thyme 15:20, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

I guess the access was given only for CU log access which he obviously doesn't need any more after resignation as steward and checkuser. Did he ever used it for a CU request on Meta? --Thogo (talk) 16:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
There is nothing in the log for Ausir except the self check on pl wiki 6 months or so ago (back past December 2006). To me it was almost certainly granted in respect of steward rights and I can find nothing to suggest otherwise. In practice it seems wrong for someone to have "log" access when they no longer have any CU function as I see it? --Herby talk thyme 16:28, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
You know my opinion already, but let me repeat/clearify. This is about a request for removal of access. That means that there have to be either a rule that tells whether it can be removed, either a request by the user self, either by community consensus. In this case I think that to gain consensus in the meta community would be the logical way. Otherwise a steward would be making the decision. In any case, this is not an urgent request, so I see not a reason either to follow emergency procedures. Unless you think gaining local (meta) consensus would take far too long? Effeietsanders 16:41, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I must make this clear - I understand this page to be for the granting and removal of rights under any circumstances - this is no emergency and not phrased as such. The problem with CU is that only CU people can see the log. It seems to me to be clearly within policy to remove the rights. I can only see that these right were granted as a result of being a steward, that is no longer the case. CU information is treated as highly confidential & rightly so. As Meta does not look to have been consulted anywhere I am unsure why Meta needs to be consulted over removal --Herby talk thyme 16:47, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I just set up a one week confirmation on RfA. Most active members of this community will share their opinion then, and if the community decides to keep him as CU, why not. If it decides to remove the access, we have something to base on. I guess, one week more or less will not hurt anyone. --Thogo (talk) 18:09, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I will do that (although it will be tomorrow probably). However there are only three elected checkusers on Meta and I see no reason why any more would be needed. Specified as "for log access" (the implication being "only") it seemed (& still does) to me that this is merely tidying up after the removal of stewards rights that has been overlooked. I do think it completely right that stewards should all have "log access" --Herby talk thyme 18:17, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Hehe, edit conflict. ;O) Yes, stewards can have log access. We can just give ourselves CU access and remove it after accessing the log. That's the way I would do it. --Thogo (talk) 18:18, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, but I think Herby meant without doing changing rights. Perhaps just this is what Ausir had done [7], what is perfectly ok, but since he was not elected I find it now a bit strange to vote for removal, kind regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:25, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

This seems pretty open and shut to me, rather than a matter for an actual decision by a steward. If CU on meta was given to a user so they can carry out their steward duties, as part of becoming a steward, then when we remove stewardship, we remove CU on meta as well. I see we have started a discussion on it, but I'd prefer the precedent being set that discussion is not needed. Having given an opinion on it though, I hereby declare that I won't be the steward actually removing the CU access in this particular case to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest. ++Lar: t/c 22:15, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

I know, I don't count :), but I think this is a pretty obvious case. Ausir was a steward, got checkuser as a part of that, not as separate right (in fact, Ausir +CU'd himself). So since Ausir is no longer a steward, he doesn't need to have CU, nor should he have it, since he had it as a part of being a steward, which he no longer is. So hurry up and deCU him. Prodego talk 03:24, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

This is DoneDan | talk 06:18, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Inactive Commons Checkusers

In view of the policy on inactivity I request removal of the rights of two inactive checkusers on Commons.

The log shows that Arnomane has made no checks in the past twelve months. Ausir's only check in over twelve months is a self check on pl wiki which does not constitute activity on Commons.

The community were given notice that this request would be made here. No objections have been raised and the most active local checkusers agree with this. I have notified the users concerned on their talk pages (here & here) and thanked them for their work in the past.

The policy seems quite clear to me however if I have made any mistakes in this I'm sure someone will let me know! Thanks --Herby talk thyme 13:38, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

policy clear and Done--Nick1915 - all you want 13:43, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Not for me. Both users are still active on Commons. I guess the policy is dealing with inactive accounts, which for me means "inactive at all". --Thogo (talk) 13:44, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
PL wiki just requested similar in the past few days & it was done (in practice Ausir removed himself just before steward rights were removed). To me (as Nick) the policy related to CU specifically not any form of general activity --Herby talk thyme 13:46, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
So the policy is not well-formulated. It clearly says "Any user account with checkuser status that is inactive for more than a year will see their checkuser access be removed." which means that the account has to be inactive (a status can't be inactive per sense of the word). --Thogo (talk) 13:49, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I based my request on this one? --Herby talk thyme 13:53, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
@Thogo: I'd understand the Checkuser_policy#Removal_of_access as Herby and Nick did, but it is not my mother tounge, maybe it would be nice to make this one missunderstandable, kind regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:56, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok. Anyway, if usually CU access is removed when people do not use it (which I fully support), the policy should just be slightly rewritten so that it becomes clearer what is meant actually. :o) --Thogo (talk) 14:02, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I saw the post on Commons. I did not respond because I agreed with the general thinking that it is best for tools to be removed it they are not used. Now closer reading of the policy on meta does make the policy seem less clear that it must be removed per lack of use. I think this needs to be clarified since it could have broader implications for larger projects that almost automatically give CU to certain groups who are determined to be trusted users (such as Wikipedia English Arbitration Committee.) FloNight 14:20, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Very valid point & should be clarified. Personally I have always seen local Arbcom rules as overriding the "default" policy here (after all Arbcom rights are rather more "granted" than elected by the community in some senses & on some wikis). Taking those with elected CUs it would be rare for there to be no opportunity to use the rights in a whole year (personally I would favour something rather shorter as a period) and the community should be informed/allowed to comment as should other active Checkusers (as was the case here). This in no way should be seen as not appreciating teh service given but people move on sadly. --Herby talk thyme 14:39, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
The basic reasons for removing due to inactivity would be the same whether the CUer was elected, appointed by ArbCom, or has the rights due to another position. With the exception of having access to read the logs, (which might be a legitimate reason for keeping in some circumstances especially for ArbCom members because they oversee CU abuse allegations), there probably is no difference. The wording of the policy does not speak clearly as to who should be patrolling for inactivity, be it an elected CU or one appointed by ArbCom. Since only CUers can see the logs to know about level of access, it seems that this policy has a good chance of not being followed out of indifference. I think discussion about this is off topic for this location so will take it to a more appropriate venue. FloNight 18:09, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access, due to a community decision (as this user is not active anymore and does not want to be sysop anymore).

Regretfully, Melancholie 10:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 11:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access, due to a community decision (as this user is not active anymore; user does not answer).

Regretfully, Melancholie 10:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 11:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access, due to a community decision (as this user is not active anymore; user does not answer).

Regretfully, Melancholie 10:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 11:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

BOT-Superzerocool@pt wikinews

The local Bureucrat commited a mistake when he was given the botflag to this Bot, and he give accidently the Bureucrat and Sysop status to the bot; and because of this I request the removal of access of this bot from the Sysop and Bureucrat rights.

Thank you. Brunoy Anastasiya Seryozhenko 14:33, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, saudações, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:48, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of Derbeth's CU access per policy, as his last log entry was 29 December 2006.

Thank you.  – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:55, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Madaki@itwiki CU

I request removal of checkuser access to it:Utente:Madaki as his term is expired and he didn't asked for a reconfirmation.

Thanks. Brownout(msg) 18:19, 4 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access. I am not able to work in tandem with other sysops.

Thank you. --12:02, 5 January 2008 (UTC)Challiyan

Done per this edit. Thank you for serving. --FiLiP ¤ 12:06, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Could you please add an English comment on ml:wp to confirm your removal your access, because I do not understand this text. Sorry and thanks, found itDerHexer (Talk) 12:09, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
thank you --Challiyan 12:52, 5 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Thank you. Suradnik13 13:24, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, thank you for your work--Nick1915 - all you want 13:28, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

LoKi@ru Wikipedia

I request removal of administrator access.

Thank you. Wind of change 01:28, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Done and thanks--Nick1915 - all you want 02:10, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Amcaja@English Wikipedia

I request removal of administrator access.

Thank you. BrianSmithson 06:00, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, thank you for your work. --.anaconda 09:57, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Roby@fr Wikipedia

Removal of sysop rights. Reason: More than 6 months of inactivity. Same reason as some previous requests A few months ago.

Poppy 01:05, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 01:10, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Pyt and Pe7er@incubatorwiki

I request removal of access for these users.

  • Language Code: incubatorwiki
  • Local Confirmation/Request Link: Pe7er was test admin for the Lower Sorbian Wikipedia. Since dsb: was created, his status should now be removed. Pyt was for stq:.
  • Local User Page: incubator:User:Pe7er, incubator:User:Pyt

Thank you. MF-Warburg 15:00, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Done. DerHexer did it for Pe7er and I did it for Pyt :) --FiLiP ¤ 15:08, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
confirmation that Pyt was a sysop for stqDerHexer (Talk) 15:13, 12 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

I had been granted temporary access due to the local admin/crat being missing. Yesterday, two (very patient!!) admin candidates were promoted locally, so we're now out of trouble! Thank you for your trust and support over the last three months :) Alison 20:46, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, thank You for Your help, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:51, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you :) - Alison 19:10, 12 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access for this user.

--MF-Warburg 17:36, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:42, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Otrebor81@it wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Otrebor81 15:54, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, thanks for Your work, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:01, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Nicolas_Ray@fr wikipedia

I request removal of my admin access on the fr wikipedia.

Thank you. Nicolas Ray 10 janvier 2008 à 19:11 (CET)

Not done Please link to a diff (an edit) on your French Wiki User talk page, by your User account indicating you would like to have your admin access removed. Cary Bass demandez 18:14, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Done After on-wiki confirmation. --Thogo (talk) 18:20, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Iulianu@ro wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. --IulianU 16:12, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

DoneDerHexer (Talk) 16:12, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

R. fiend@en wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. -R. fiend 16:01, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

DoneDerHexer (Talk) 16:05, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Berto@it wikipedia

I request removal of access.

Thank you. Berto 14:02, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Done Thank you for your work as administrator. --Thogo (talk) 14:05, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Eden2004@fr Wikipedia

Removal of sysop rights. Reason: More than 6 months of inactivity. Same reason as some previous requests A few months ago.

Thanks in advance. Poppy 16:06, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

--M/ 16:09, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

FvdP@fr Wikipedia

Removal of sysop rights. Reason: More than 6 months of inactivity. Same reason as some previous requests A few months ago.

Thanks in advance. Poppy 16:06, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

--M/ 16:09, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

I request removal of sysop access of w:nl:Gebruiker:Danielm and w:nl:Gebruiker:JePe

   * Language Code: nl
   * Local Confirmation/Request Link:
   * Local User Page: w:nl:Gebruiker:Danielm and w:nl:Gebruiker:JePe

This is the result of the yearly reappointment poll that ended on the 14th of january. A sysop on Dutch Wikipedia can be reappointed if he/she has a approval rate of 75% plus. This was not the case for named users. Therefore I request their sysop-status to be removed. ♠ Troefkaart 17:00, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Confirm that the request is valid :( Effeietsanders 17:05, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 17:15, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

May i hereby request that my sysop status is removed? tia TeunSpaans 21:09, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Done and thanks for serving. --FiLiP ¤ 21:41, 17 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of sysop status from the following users on the Wikimedia Incubator (incubator:). These are all "test administrators" and due to a configuration change now have their own right of "test sysop" which I have assigned to all of them. The extra "sysop" flag can be removed from these users:

Thanks, Cbrown1023 talk 22:58, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Done by DerHexer and me. --FiLiP ¤ 23:02, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes. :P —DerHexer (Talk) 23:03, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Please do this also for incubator:User:Girmitya (test admin incubator:wp/hif). --MF-Warburg 14:55, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:59, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of access.

Thank you. Giovanni (Ebbene?) 15:39, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

DoneDerHexer (Talk) 15:43, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Tibauk@fr Wikipedia

Removal of sysop rights. Reason: More than 6 months of inactivity. Same reason as some previous requests A few months ago.

Thanks in advance. Poppy 09:40, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --FiLiP ¤ 09:42, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

I request removal of my sysop access.

Thanks in advance, 20:15, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Done Thank you for your work as administrator. --Thogo (talk) 21:21, 20 January 2008 (UTC)


I request removal of my sysop access on the French Wikipedia.

Thanks in advance. 21:10, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Done Thank you for your work as administrator. --Thogo (talk) 21:21, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. ! 04:20, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Vương Ngân Hà@vi-wikipedia

I request removal of my sysop access on the Vietnamese Wikipedia.

Thank you. Vương Ngân Hà 1:54, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Done Thank you for your work--Nick1915 - all you want 02:01, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Temporary permissions (rejected and expired requests only)

Approved, ongoing requests should be moved to Requests for permissions/Approved temporary.

Elcaracol@sc admin I had this election (right?). What I have to do? I don't know if I've compiled correctly the form. Surely I didn't 'cause I don't know where I can find all data. Could you help me? Thank you. --Elcaracol 18:29, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Language Code: sc
  • Local Request Link: sc:Wikipedia:wiki
  • Automatic List of local bureaucrats: [[:<sc:Wikipedia>:Special:Listusers/bureaucrat]]
  • Local User Page: sc:User:Elcaracol

it: Sì, hai completato bene, ma la comunità di sc:wiki non è abbastanza numerosa per poter eleggere un admin (solo 1 voto). Puoi fare comunque richiesta di adminship temporanea

en: Yep, that's right, but has no community: only 1 vote is not enough for a stable adminship, you could instead ask a temp adminship--Nick1915 - all you want 20:56, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Ok, what I have to do? Ma parli italiano!!! Cosa devo fare? --Elcaracol 21:02, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

visto che sei italiano spero non ti dispiaccia se parlo in italiano (c'è da dire che il mio inglese fa pena.. :-(). Ti ringrazio per aver sistemato tutta quella spazzatura. :-) Comunque un admin "locale" è di sicuro più appropriato di uno steward che avrà ben altro da fare, e di sicuro c'è bisogno di un admin! La votazione era per vedere se qualche utente che ogni tanto girava su la notava. (non che ci sperassi) Ora che mi ci fai pensare comunque la richiesta temporanea era più adatta, ma 'temporanea' quanto, visto che credo che la situazione di non migliori molto in fretta?
@Elcaracol: v. Requests_for_permissions#Temporary_permissions_for_emergency_or_technical_purposes. :-) --Ripepette 19:33, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
massimo 6 mesi--Nick1915 - all you want 16:58, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


I request temporary sysop access.

Thank you. MF-Warburg 18:02, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Sorry Not done, as far as I can see Mycēs is active, please leave him a note to do the deletions first, contact me if he does not respond or if some urgent vandalism is occuring, thanks for Your understanding, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:10, 23 January 2008 (UTC)


I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: simple
  • List of local sysops:Barliner, Eptalon, Huji, Lights, Gwib
  • List of local bureaucrats:Archer7, Blockinblox, Vector
  • Local User Page: simple:User:Razorflame
  • Preferred duration and reason:To help deal with vandalism

Thank you. Razorflame 14:30, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done, sorry, there is a local community, and there are local bureaucrats, please go to simple:Wikipedia:Requests for adminship, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:35, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you anyways. Razorflame 14:36, 25 January 2008 (UTC)


I've given Alison temporary adminship on gawiki until 01 February 2008 (about three months) to deal with chronic vandalism on that wiki. The local administrator is inactive. —{admin} Pathoschild 17:13:02, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Requested deadmin [10], --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:54, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Aymar Wikipedia

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: ay
  • List of local sysops: Aymar Wikipedia: Local sysops
  • List of local bureaucrats: none.
  • Local User Page: ay:User:Kanon6917
  • Preferred duration and reason: 3 months, the Aymar Wikipedia needs some help: the deletion of articles that are only spam or vandalism, improve mediawiki, also for the translation of some words in the interface. I'm no an Aymar speaker, but I known some words that can be usefull for the wiki. Thanks! (and sorry for my bad english)--Kanon6917 02:26, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
I strongly support this request, because it need to do cleanup and update mediawiki in wikipedia aymara. Hugo 13:23, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Done -- three months. Expires 26 January 2008. — Dan | talk 22:20, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Bengoa@eu wikibooks

I request sysop access.

Thank you. Bengoa 15:49, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

I don't speak very good English, and I go to speak in Spanish: Wikibooks en euskera, como todos los prollectos de wikimedia, cualquier persona los puede cambiar, y, aparte de que wikibooks en euskera no tiene ni administradores (en castellano bibliotecarios), ni burócratas, Cualquier persona podría hacer vandalismo sin que nadie pudiera hacer nada. Por eso me presento para ser administrador de esto. Muchas gracias. Excuse me for not being able to write in English. Good bye! Bengoa

The local request link doesn't exist. For which purpose do you request the sysop access? --Thogo (talk) 16:09, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
Not done, hola Bengoa, he visto que no tienes muchas contribuciones en eu.wikibooks (ni en eu.wiktionary o eu.wikipedia). Además esto me preocupa un poco. Te aconsejo reunir experiencias participando en este proyecto y que vuelvas en unos meses. Por el momento no veo la necesidad de tener un administrador por allí. Para defender el wiki contra el vandalismo está vigilado por el equipo de SWMT en IRC, también puedes visitar el canal IRC #wikimedia-stewards en caso de emergencia.
Saludos --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:25, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Mazanderani wikipedia

Please extend the permission for mzn:User:Esmaeil Esmaeil in mzn.wikipedia to April 10th, 2008.
Or change it to the permanent sysop.

  • Language Code: mzn.wikipedia
  • Local Request Link: N/A.
  • Automatic List of local Sysops: List of Sysops.

There is an approved request, See Here. Thank you. --Ali 23:18, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Extended to April 10th, 2008. --Thogo (talk) 08:01, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Once More, Thank You! --Ali 08:32, 4 January 2008 (UTC)


I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: hy
  • List of local sysops: none
  • List of local bureaucrats: none
  • Local User Page: s:hy:User:Teak
  • Preferred duration and reason: to deal with import, logo, and other technical things till we get our permanent sysops.

confirm on the oldwikisource user page

Thank you. Teak 15:16, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

You need to specify a duration. Temporary adminship cannot be granted for an undetermined amount of time. Thank you, Redux 19:00, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
2 weeks would do, please also give import rights (need to import pages from the test project). Thanks. - Teak 20:25, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
The tasks you specified, without any further clarification, doesn't seem to justify 2 weeks. I'm granting one week temporary adminship. If you need more at the end of this, please make a note, and we can consider an extension. If you already have reason to believe that it would indeed take longer, you can post now, and I can change the deadline if necessary. Redux 20:48, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Done Expires on December 2, 2007 at 20:50 GMT. Redux 20:51, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I'd never done an import before, so didn't know what it would take to do, hence the 2 weeks (thought it might require a change in import settings). Done with the import (remove the import access please), though would like to keep the sysop status for regular admin chores, since there is no permanent sysop yet. Will make a local RfA for a permanent one. - Teak 02:36, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Import rights have been revoked, as requested. Your temporary adminship remains until December 2nd, for the time being. If you start a local procedure for permanent adminship, please provide a link to the local page and a short explanation, and you may request an extension of your temporary adminship for the duration of the vote. If you are appointed, your temporary adminship will simply be converted into permanent adminship. Redux 18:00, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Local RfA request. The closing date of the vote is open (expecting a minimum of 3 votes), since the project is new. Please extend the temporary adminship till January 1st, 08, so that regular sysop chores can be taken care of locally. Thanks. ― Teak 13:53, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Extended until January 1st, 2008, with the possibility of conversion into permanent sysophood, depending on the outcome of the currently open, local RfA. Redux 14:39, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 11:14, 1 January 2008 (UTC)


I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: TS
  • List of local sysops:Z
  • List of local bureaucrats:none
  • Local User Page: TS:User:z
  • Preferred duration and reason:

I am currently a temporary administrator and I request another month so I will remain an administrator while my administrator request gathers consensus. --Z 18:16, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Extended until 01 January 2008. —{admin} Pathoschild 08:46:13, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Removed. --.anaconda 13:42, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Fulfulde Wikipedia

The following discussion is closed.

I'm trying this from scratch. We had a vote more than 3 weeks ago. The entire community is for giving Amkoullel sysop permissions, nobody objected. So I hope this can work out for temporary permissions at least.

Done Granted for 3 months. Ends 07 January 2008 drini [es:] [commons:] 01:46, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 14:32, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Anoopan@malayalam wikibooks

I request temporary sysop access.

Thank you. Anoopan 16:45, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done, please translate the interface at betawiki:, create an account there and ask for translator rights at betawiki:Betawiki:Translators, You will be granted translatorstatus immediately, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:48, 7 January 2008 (UTC)


I request temporary sysop access for an other user.

  • Language Code: bcl
  • List of local sysops: bcl:Special:Listusers/sysop
  • Local User Page: bcl:User:Steven*fung
  • Preferred duration and reason: One month or so. It is a new created site, on Incubator he was a test-admin, so I asked him to have admin rights on the new site and he confirmed that. He will be an admin to help get the new project off the ground.

Thank you, SPQRobin 17:26, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

We already have a temporarily-appointed admin on this project who is active. Is there a practical need for a second one? Redux 01:34, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
Done, one month. Expires january 8, 2008 Effeietsanders 20:31, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
Removed --FiLiP ¤ 00:00, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Kalanimoku@haw Wikipedia

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: haw
  • List of local sysops: none
  • List of local bureaucrats: none
  • Local User Page: haw:User:Kalanimoku
  • Preferred duration and reason: A minimum of one month to help with more interface changes and deleting vandalism and spam.

Thank you. Sr13 07:08, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Done until 06 December 2007. Please ask for an extension then if you need more time. —{admin} Pathoschild 03:04:56, 08 November 2007 (UTC)
Extended until 12 January 2007. Cary Bass demandez 01:53, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
Removed. --FiLiP ¤ 00:51, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Alexsh@zh-classical wikipedia

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: zh-classical
  • List of local sysops: zh-classical:Special:Listusers/sysop
  • List of local bureaucrats:None
  • Local User Page: zh-classical:User:Alexsh
  • Preferred duration and reason:Current sysop cannot fix the site js error, I just asked the sysop, he agree me to request temporary permission to fix it. Request for 1 month.

Thank you. Alex S.H. Lin 14:54, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Done Expires January 12, 2007. Cary Bass demandez 01:57, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
Removed. --FiLiP ¤ 00:51, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Malay Wiktionary

I request for temporary sysop access.

There no comunity. So no comunity, no vote. Perharp I can help Malay wikitionary too.I request for 12 month only.

Thank you.Putera Luqman Tunku Andre 13:33, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Your request has already been processed. Look at the #Temporary permissions for emergency or technical purposes section. --FiLiP ¤ 13:34, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
I request for Malay Wikitionary too. I know that i am administrator in Malay Wikibooks.Putera Luqman Tunku Andre 13:40, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
I don't think it would be a wise idea for you to have temporary sysop status on two wikis. Let's wait a while and see what others think. And, please, don't move this section around. This is a request for temporary status, so it should go here. --FiLiP ¤ 15:31, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm not greedy but I want to help Malay wiki.Malay Wikitonary and Malay Wikibooks is unpopular.I'm sorry.Thanks because help me. I hope you can help me another time. I have 1 question, if users from Malay wiki want to change their name, what place can I write their request.Sorry because my English is so bad but i will try.Putera Luqman Tunku Andre 15:40, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Please have a look at Requests for username changes. —DerHexer (Talk) 15:42, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Let's not delete failed requests. They do happen. So, this is apparently Not done. Thanks --FiLiP ¤ 22:07, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

There're at least 2 active contributors in ms-wiktionary including me. And there are already two sysops there (although 1 is dormant). ...Aurora... 10:53, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes, he wasn't promoted on this project. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:49, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

SPQRobin on dsb, crh, stq

I request temporary sysop and import access for the new created sites dsb:, crh: and stq:. I have the same username on every project: dsb:User:SPQRobin, crh:User:SPQRobin and stq:User:SPQRobin. I can't specify a duration, but it should be done within some hours. I will notice it here when I'm done. Thank you, SPQRobin 11:28, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

DoneDerHexer (Talk) 11:33, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm ready, and I waited some time to give users the chance to ask for sysop actions or other problems. There seems to be nothing, so you can remove my import and sysop access for SPQRobin@dsbwiki, SPQRobin@crhwiki and SPQRobin@stqwiki. SPQRobin 17:06, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
DoneDerHexer (Talk) 17:09, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Some pages were missing so that I've changed the rights again. —DerHexer (Talk) 23:15, 12 January 2008 (UTC)


I request temporary import access for the new created Greek Wikiversity (similar to the above request) to import the test project from beta to its subdomain. --MF-Warburg 11:51, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

DoneDerHexer (Talk) 11:53, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
The status can now be removed. --MF-Warburg 14:11, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
DoneDerHexer (Talk) 14:12, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Kushan I.A.K.J@simple wikibooks

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: simple
  • List of local sysops: See this for an automated list.
  • List of local bureaucrats: None at all.
  • Local User Page: see this
  • Preferred duration and reason: I would like to be granted Sysop access temporarily on this project as about half of the contributions there are vandalism, so to revert them. Secondly many valuable contributors are giving up on editing there. I want to help this project become more popular and establish it..... Sysop access for about 6 months, until enough contributors are there to help...

Thank you.--Kushan I.A.K.J 15:06, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done, Hello, sorry but You have 0 contributions there (besides the creation of Your userpage), there are active sysops there: b:simple:Special:Contributions/Ezra_Katz, [14], [15]. I don't see why You should not ask the community there first per normal voting, thanks for Your understanding, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:13, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
+ you can nominate yourself for adminship here and if you are successful, the stewards will sysop you instantly.. :) ...--Cometstyles 15:27, 17 January 2008 (UTC)


I am a Burmese, and I request sysop access to

  • Language Code: my
  • Local Request Link: admin

Thank you. Kyawgyi 06:13, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Your request is only recent. Please wait a week for your community to approve you. Cary Bass demandez 02:07, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your advice. Kyawgyi

No one has supported or opposed you yet, so I cannot promote you yet. Please be patient.--Jusjih 00:50, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your advice. Our community is so small, so that it has been taken so long to giving me supports. I have a supported in now. Take a look at please. After I received the admin rights, I will show my abilities in there. Kyawgyi 06:44, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

A possibility if you cannot gain consensus now is to ask for temporary sysop rights, and help build the community up so you could pass later. ++Lar: t/c 18:32, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

If I received the admin rights, I can invite more friends and Burmese to, now is just only 4 sysops in there instead of 50millions people living in my country. And also 4 sysops do not have any activities in over two months. I really want to improve my Burmese community and I really want to know the world "Who are the Burmese and where is the Burma ( Myanmar ) Thank you. Kyawgyi 05:32, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

But we are not allowed to give you permanent sysop rights, if the community has no consensus about this. Please go for a temporary adminship (you may just move this request to the relevant section below), until the community supports permanent status. --Thogo (talk) 08:32, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
No need to bother moving it. Done: Temporary access granted for one month. (I have copied this request to Requests for permissions/Approved temporary.) — Dan | talk 22:14, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
Expires 27 January 2008.

Thank you to giving me a chance, Dan. I'll try my best to getting Permanent Sysop rights. Kyawgyi 01:13, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

The rights have been removed --FiLiP ¤ 07:16, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Urgent request: malfunctioning interwiki bot

Apologies if this is the wrong place to make an urgent request. I do not have access to IRC or the web-based IRC interface for contacting stewards. I posted a request for urgent assistance to block a malfunctioning interwiki bot, PipepBot, that is causing disruption by removing lots of valid interlanguage links on multiple wikis {en,it,de,fr,...,probably more}. My request is on the bot status page [16], but it has not yet been processed. Please would a steward have a look asap. Thanks, - Neparis 22:41, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done. Please don't crosspost. Answered request is here, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:33, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


Based on Steward_policies#Don.27t_change_rights_on_your_own_projects that is not fully clear, I request importing rights per community support there, rather than self promotion.

Thank you. Jusjih 19:47, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:35, 6 January 2008 (UTC)


Hello, I herby request import-status on is.wiktionary, many thanks in advance, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:36, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Done --Thogo (talk) 13:46, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
Takk Thogo, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:47, 14 January 2008 (UTC) wikipedia

Request for rollbacker status, unable to grant locally due to at sign in username.

Thank you. Random832 15:04, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Wait.. can stewards grant rollbacker from Meta? I had the feeling rollback was only added an enwiki. And even if it was implemented here, I have a feeling (just a feeling) stewards wouldn't be able to give it either (bug), Majorly (talk) 15:14, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
No, they can't. The 'rollback' permission can't be granted from Meta. And, I confirm that it is impossible to grant anything to this user due to reported bug. --Zirland 15:17, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I guess we'll just have to wait for the devs to fix the bug, or the user to get a rename (his userpage does indicate he intended to be renamed eventually). Withdrawn/impossible Random832 15:21, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Same problem for stewards, the '@' character is used to specify the database name. Ask local bureaucrats to retry specifying the user ID (yours is 525077) in Special:Userrights (they need to enter #525077 in the username field). --.anaconda 16:03, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I just tried this method and it did not work properly. Nakon 16:48, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I tried this method on meta and also on cs.wb, where I am bct and it seems to work. Nakon, what did not work for you? --Zirland 16:54, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Did You try with an account with an @ in it, he is right, it does not work, Error is: "You do not have permission to edit user rights on other wikis." It seems the only possibility is renaming or maybe the devs can help, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:12, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
There is no '@' in userID. bct needs to simply enter #525077 to input field of en:Special:Userrights. That is all. It will result in this page. It worked for me on other projects. --Zirland 17:16, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Yep, no @ in the userid but it changes to the username as soon as You press enter to grant the right, and then gives the error, Zirland, did You try with @'s in accountnames? Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:24, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Ah, it changes the name then? I see... So it is impossible situation evidently. Spacebirdy, I tried it with names without @, 'coz I know no other @ username on any project. Best --Zirland 17:29, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

For completeness, I'll add that changing the name back to #525077 (using firebug to edit the hidden form field) invalidates the token. so, it's impossible. Random832 18:26, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

What about changing the username name temporarily as a workaround? An en:wp 'crat would be able to do that... (this leaves aside why a username with an @ is allowed, I thought they were discouraged on en:wp, but that's not a matter for us here) ++Lar: t/c 18:51, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps it was created before usernames with @ were not allowed.--Shanel 21:07, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Maybe a bureaucrat can change his name, then set the flag and then change his name back... *run* --Thogo (talk) 15:27, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
That's what I was suggesting! Sorry if I wasn't clear :) ++Lar: t/c 15:31, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Do not try that, you will not be able to rename the user to an invalid username (with @ in it). One idea: a steward could grant themselves Steward rights on enwiki, then add the rollbacker right to, from enwiki and that might work. Also reported as bug 12602 Prodego talk 18:57, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
No, it doesn't run, just tried--Nick1915 - all you want 19:53, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
@Prodego: This worked fine on is.wikt, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:54, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
That is interesting, it shouldn't be doing that. I would test it on enwiki before doing it, just in case though. Prodego talk 21:04, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Just to remark on this, since I happened to stop by, users with @ signs just should be renamed and left renamed. The @ sign conflicts with the naming conventions that will be used for SUL. If they are not renamed now, they will be sometime before SUL rolls out anyway, so you may as well rename them now (if they have few enough edits). Therefore, I don't anticipate that Userrights will be changed to allow users with '@' in their name to be renamed. With more paid developers apparently being added in the coming year, I'm optimistic that SUL will get implemented before 2009, even though it doesn't have a good track record on that.

It's a bug that Special:Renameuser will rename people to a name that's invalid for creation. I've fixed it in rev:29674, so it's not going to work for much longer. —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 00:07, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

done, granted locally by bureaucrat en:User:WJBscribe following rename request. Random832 16:44, 18 January 2008 (UTC) (import)

I'm a bureaucrat at My user page there confirms that this is in fact my Meta account. mw:User:Monobi would like to help importing MediaWiki-related pages from Meta, but bureaucrats can't currently add or remove the import group (Mediazilla:12605), and I'm reluctant to make him a sysop. I would appreciate it if someone would give him the import group.

Thank you. —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 23:45, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but import access only makes it possible to upload and import xml files. For interwiki import, you'd still need sysop status. If you indeed wanted this kind of import for him, then OK, but sysops don't have access to it. --FiLiP ¤ 23:49, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps you're correct. I'll double-check. If this is the case, I'll ask for a new usergroup to be created (that's addable and removable by bureaucrats). —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 23:53, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Is this supposed to be Monobi? Majorly (talk) 23:54, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Yup, fixed :) Mønobi 23:55, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I confirm it's Monobi. —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 00:08, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
So, this is Not done (by stewards, at least) per mw:Special:Listusers/transwiki and bugzilla:12605#c7. --FiLiP ¤ 09:12, 13 January 2008 (UTC)