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This page hosts requests for global permissions. To make a request, read the relevant policy (global rollback, global sysop, global rename, …) and make a request below. Explain why membership is needed for that group, and detail prior experience or qualifications.

This is not a vote and any active Wikimedia editor may participate in the discussion.

Successful global rollback requests require no fewer than 5 days of discussion, while successful global renamer and global sysop discussions require no fewer than 2 weeks. For requests that are unlikely to pass under any circumstances, they may be closed by a steward without further discussion (after a reasonable amount of input).

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Requests for global rollback permissions[edit]

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Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the Global rollback policy.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have sufficient activity to meet the requirements to be allocated the global rollback flag
  2. You have a global account;
  3. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable.
=== Global rollback for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = global <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = Username
}}
::''Not ending before {{subst:#time:j F Y H:i|+5 days}} UTC''

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than 5 days (no exceptions are allowed no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Requests for global sysop permissions[edit]

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Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the Global sysops policy.
Stewards
When you give someone global sysop rights, please list them on Users with global sysop access and ask them to subscribe to the global sysops mailing list.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable. If you previously requested that right, please add a link to the previous discussion(s).
=== Global sysop for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = global <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = Username
}}
:''Not ending before {{subst:#time:j F Y H:i|+2 week}} UTC''

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than two weeks (no exceptions are allowed no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Global sysop for Atcovi[edit]

Not ending before 30 January 2019 00:27 UTC

Hello. I'm Atcovi and I'm requesting the community to grant me global sysop rights. I've been an active member in the battle against cross-wiki vandalism for a while now (being a global rollbacker for a few years now), and I've come across a couple of things in which I'd like to personally help out without having to nag a global sysop in the IRC chatroom (Special:ShortPages on several wikis with no active admins, for example).

I'm already a sysop on the English Wikibooks and MediaWiki while being a curator on the English Wikiversity -- so I have experience in dealing with the sysop kit. Thanks. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:27, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Strongest possible support Atcovi has sysop experience on multiple projects, as well as a long history of xwiki anti-vandalism work. They would be a great asset to Wikimedia with global sysop permissions. Vermont (talk) 01:19, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Strong Support. From my interactions with them at enwikibooks, they are very willing to communicate and help newer users. Also, they are able to keep their cool even when faced with difficult situations. Adequate crosswiki work, good use of sysop toolkit. Strong Support.--Cohaf (talk) 01:26, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support. I see Atcovi has extensive experience in both being sysop and working cross-wiki. Being a global sysop would be extremely helpful for them to deal with vandalism and spam. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 02:01, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Sure, no issues and this would normally be a full short support. While I support this, I do want to note that I don't like rhetoric like "the battle against cross-wiki vandalism." It has too much of the tone of Wikimedia the Video Game® to it, which is not language I personally like to see people using when they are requesting advanced permissions and I generally believe to be harmful to individual projects and globally. That being said, I've seen nothing but positive contributions from this contributor, and my idiosyncratic views on vandalism related issues are not enough to cause me to oppose. I did want to raise the concern though, and I'm sure Atcovi will take it on board. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:17, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for the childish statement - although a native speaker, I can find it difficult at times to convey certain views/thoughts in a proper and formal tone. Will keep that in mind in the future. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 02:24, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Atcovi, no need to apologize, though, your quick response did get me to up it to a regular support ;-). I was just raising it because its something I've seen with other users (not you) and I personally have second thoughts whenever someone is going for advanced permissions and talks that way. You've addressed it, so all is good on my end :) TonyBallioni (talk) 02:27, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption[edit]

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Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions. Please review Global IP block exemption.
Please note: Global IP block exemption does NOT make one immune to locally-created blocks of any sort, only global blocks.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting global IP block exemption, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
To request global IP block exemption
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain why you need the access and why you're suitable. If needed, link to relevant discussions.
=== Global IP block exempt for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name =  Username
 |discussion=
}}
<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --~~~~

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a short period of consideration (typically 5 days). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Global IP block exempt for Vercelas[edit]

Due to the controversy generated yesterday by the presidency of Venezuela, the blocking of access to Wikipedia in that country has been reported (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Personally I can open the majority of the Wikimedia projects, except Wikipedia and others (of any language), which leads to believe that access to Wikipedia has been restricted to Venezuela. I can open Wikipedia et al with proxies, but these are usually blocked and I cannot edit. Therefore, I request to consider the application of this flag for me. Thanks, --Vercelas (quæstiones?) 15:47, 12 January 2019 (UTC) PD: this block was «confirmed». — Vercelas (quæstiones?) 03:32, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Also, I can see this:

09:23, 26 September 2015: Billinghurst (meta.wikimedia.org) globally blocked 167.114.0.0/16 (expires on 10 February 2020 at 18:10, anonymous only) (edits · IP check · whois) (Open proxy: hosting on OVH + spam from 167.114.108.227; softened m:Special:PermanentLink/13810433 — Vercelas (quæstiones?) 16:57, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

The global block you mentioned is softened, in other words only affects anonymous users and you should be able to edit from the range when you are logged in. However, it may be subject to blocks imposed at local projects which may be hard blocks preventing logged-in users from editing in those projects. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 03:32, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for your answer. Due to the slow speed of the local internet, the proxy usually fails constantly and it is necessary to change it for another one that is stable; in many cases these are usually blocked globally, sometimes for anonymous users like this case, other times it includes registered users, which prevents editing not only in the —until blocked— Wikipedia, but in all Wikimedia. The IP that I tried to use is blocked and says: «10:42, 21 July 2015: Vituzzu(meta.wikimedia.org) globally blocked 185.14.28.0/22 (expires on 21 July 2020 at 10:42) (edits · IP check ·whois) (leaky colo + open proxy at 185.14.29.118)» Greetings, — Vercelas (quæstiones?) 17:48, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Listo. Favor notar que esto solo servirá para bloqueos globales, si te ves afectado por uno local (puede ocurrir al usar proxies), tendrá que ser solucionado localmente. Matiia (talk) 03:31, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Bradford[edit]

I'm here for the same problem of the user Vercelas. Although in the English Wikipedia I have already been added an exeception. --Bradford (talk) 02:54, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Listo. Favor notar que esto solo servirá para bloqueos globales, si te ves afectado por uno local (puede ocurrir al usar proxies), tendrá que ser solucionado localmente. Matiia (talk) 03:34, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the Global rename policy.
Stewards
When you give someone global rename rights, please add them to the list of global renamers and ask them to subscribe to the global renamers' mailing list.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have a global account;
  2. You are logged in on this wiki, and the account is part of your global account;
  3. You have considered the addition of a user language box to your user page
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable. If you previously requested that right, please add a link to the previous discussion(s).
=== Global rename for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = meta.wikimedia <!-- don't change this line -->
 |user name = Username
}}
:''Not ending before {{subst:#time:j F Y H:i|+2 week}} UTC''

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than two weeks (no exceptions are allowed no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Stewards will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Global rename for EniPort[edit]

Not ending before 23 January 2019 19:14 UTC

I would like to ask a Global Renamer permission for my account. I have been an editor of Wikipedia since 2011; I am a bureaucrat, an OTRS member and member of the Arbitration Committee in the Hungarian Project.

There are only two GRs in the Hungarian Project who are not always available: as I am active on Wikipedia on a daily basis, I would be happy to help them with their duties. I have read and understood the global and local rename policy too. Thank you for all the supports in advance. - EniPort (talk) 19:14, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 10:02, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support apparently trusted user where them having this permission would serve to benefit a local project. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:19, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Being an editor of Wikipedia since 2011, a bureaucrat, an OTRS member and member of the Arbitration Committee in the Hungarian Project, is plenty good enough for me - and it looks like the Hungarian Wikipedia could do with the extra help. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 15:33, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support SupportPer Boing! and Tony.--Cohaf (talk) 15:38, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  • 'crat without sysop? Would be nice if you explain that; as far as I remember, 'crat is not a superset of sysop. Thanks. Leaderboard (talk) 17:11, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
    • In hrwiki, crats can remove crats and sysop. I think they add sysop when needed and after that remove it when there isn't a need? --Cohaf (talk) 17:21, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: In the Hungarian project, the duties of the sysops and the crats are completely different, being an administrator is not a condition of being a bureaucrat. At present, out of the 8 bureaucrats, only 5 are administrators too. - EniPort (talk) 18:37, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 18:43, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Vermont (talk) 18:47, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support SupportAmmarpad (talk) 07:10, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:14, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Turkmen talk 22:51, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support While still confused with the 'crat policies, I see no reason to oppose this request. Leaderboard (talk) 08:00, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support As a Hungarian-speaking GR. Bencemac (talk) 15:15, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Hiàn (talk) 19:34, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 15:01, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions[edit]

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Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting additional global permissions, make sure that:

  1. You are logged in on this wiki;
  2. No specific section on this page exists for the permission you want to request;
To request additional global permissions
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain what kind of access you need and why. If needed, link to relevant discussions. If you hold, or have previously held, the right and are asking for either a renewal or revival of that right, please add a link to the previous discussion.
=== <Add requested permission here> for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name = Username
 |discussion=
}}
<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --~~~~

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a short period of consideration. A steward will review the request.

CAPTCHA exemptions for Wildly boy[edit]

Sometimes I just want to help another project to filling reference.But I have to enter captcha because I'm not autoconfirmed user.I think that the captcha is annoying and it interferes with my normal editing。So I request this right to avoid this.Thanks, --Wildly boy (talk) 01:35, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose.Lack of sufficient crosswiki work to merit global exemptions.--Cohaf (talk) 02:10, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Why would CAPTCHA exemptions require crosswiki work? It's purpose is to stop spambots, and it's evident this user isn't a spambot. Vermont (talk) 03:21, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
I am concerned about the need of this right at all, I am not seeing enough to warrant global rights, just local confirmed rights are usually more than enough. I am not seeing any need of the right. They are already exempted from where they are editing from except from enwiki which 4 more should be enough.--Cohaf (talk) 03:39, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Just to add, having reviewed all the not spambot precedents, they all have made many edits to multiple projects and many of them need clearing the captcha. But not in this case. They may pass the not a robot test, but there isn't a demonstrated need, maybe an explanation of what references need to be fixed may be better. Retracting my oppose though.--Cohaf (talk) 04:01, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
I not only met this question in enwp.In jawp I also was asked to enter the captcha but there not abuse filter for this.Wildly boy (talk) 05:16, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
I see. However, it seems from your response is an abuse filter which prevents you from entering the link? Can I clarify is it correct, if so a request should be made to local sysop to allow you edit through the filter. --Cohaf (talk) 05:33, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
In jawp just need 10 edits and create after ten days will be autoconfirmed.So request the confirmed is too hard.And I don't understand japanese so I can't finish 10 edits in this project.Now when I patrol new page in zhwp and new item in wikidata I will check if the references have been filled for this page in another project.I don't think it is sensible to request for confirmed to avoid the captcha in another project.So I want to request this global permission to aviod the captcha for another project.Wildly boy (talk) 08:17, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
So it's now just for one project jawiki you need to fix references but you are not familiar with the language, hence cannot make 10 edits and wait for 10 days? I am wondering if you are not familiar with the language and can't edit can you insert a reference there comfortably? Are you inserting references for other projects also? Seriously this right IMHO is definitely not a big deal, only counters spambots, and I'm not against granting. What puzzles me is the reason which I can't reckon with, can't you just enter the captcha 10 times since is just one single project? Any additional issues such as the captcha is tok hard to read on some wikis or device issues?--Cohaf (talk) 08:29, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
No just a project.Like this edit was also asked to enter the captcha.I don't think that enter the captcha because I was finishing edit like this is comfortable in all projects.Wildly boy (talk) 12:38, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

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Why are you adding dates to mark dead references in English where the entire page in Spanish Wikipedia has their dates in Spanish. I don't think it's compliant to their local MOS? And now it's not a link entering that prompt a captcha, but just general editing. The spambot arguments doesn't augur well for this case. There must be another reason why Spanish Wikipedia requires captcha for it. In addition, your edit causes errors to the references and a Google translate states incorrect use of dead link template that is highlighted in red. I had reverted now (captcha needed also) and it seems your editing with the script is causing problems and you didn't check it afterwards. Also, the edit was made after my question not before. --Cohaf (talk) 17:39, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Have you considered to use User:Krinkle/Tools/Global SUL? It'll allow you to create an account on every project and after a few days, you'll be autoconfirmed on most of them (except the few ones where you have to make x edits) Matiia (talk) 03:50, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks your advice,I will try it.Wildly boy (talk) 04:48, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Global SUL is the means to get a presence on that many wikis. It won't get you through all the wikis, as some have a time AND edit count, however the edit count is a minimal number of wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:27, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Comment:The applicant has leave messages to 2 different stewards MarcoAurelio and علاء to grant this right. In the days when this request started till now, the applicant didn't make any substantiate edits (of adding references) to other wikis. If they can take the effort to keep on making edits on meta (including to their userpage as well as here), I really can't see whats too hard to enter CAPTCHA. In my SMWT patrols, many even larger wikis doesn't need them. I really see no basis for this right, though it is not a big deal, it's just a lack of demonstrated need coupled with the fact that they are making errrors with their edits as pointed out above (which I think it's what the captcha intended to do). Stewards had more than enough work to do and to bug 2 of them for this is really unacceptable. Oppose Oppose.--Cohaf (talk) 04:16, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
    • I can't make a big edit in the other project for academic reasons,and this request has been going on for nearly a week.So I remind on the talk page of other stewards.And please you explain that since I made this request, you have been maliciously speculating on my behavior.Thanks.Wildly boy (talk) 04:28, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
      @Wildly boy: Where are you having issues editing? Have you checked your user status at that/those wiki/s?

      The granting of this right is only given where there is a demonstrated need, remembering that it is a protective layer to abuse. While we should assume good faith, we should question any person's requests to rights allocation where it is out of the normal and it would be needed to be justified to administrators querying its allocation.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:43, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

      If you don't know how to check your rights, go to Special:UserRights/Wildly boy on the wiki in question.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:47, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
      From my looking at Special:centralauth/Wildly boy you only did numbers of these in the past few days, so you would not be out of tha "autoconfirm" period. So until that implicit right is applied (as can be seen at w:ba:Special:UserRights/Wildly boy) you will continue to get captcha request. Should progressively resolve for those remaining wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:05, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
      My winter holiday's plan is help another wiki repair refercenes.But when I test this plan in enwiki I was asked to enter the captcha.I think this is annoying when I start my plan and the image of captcha too fuzzy to identify it.In irc a user introduced to me this permission can help me avoid the captcha.So I requested this right.I checked my permissions on other wiki just now,in some small projects I am autoconfirmed but in another projects I still not autoconfirmed now.So I may still need this right now.Thanks.Wildly boy (talk) 05:08, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
      You were challenged for a captcha at enWP as they have a stronger AutoConfirm check, and you hadn't surpassed their edit count, so that isn't surprising.

      While we have your attention, your default edit summary is problematic for the third party editing software. I think that you should be looking to address that matter before progressing. Having that default edit summary will upset people, and likely to lead to complaints.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:18, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

      @Wildly boy: As was explained earlier there are two components that require captcha, the age of the account and the number of edits. Your creating accounts will have them pass that time factor in the next few days. The edit count default will be passed automatically for many of these wikis, though some have a higher limit (about 30 wikis). It generally would not be appropriate for stewards to override a locally derived consensus that set such a limit, so I simply think that you need to manually achieve such a status as the rest of us do ... "by editing" normally, and just do it in the one session.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:31, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
      Recommendation to stewards. I recommend that you close this as redundant. The user's AutoConfirmAge is occurring normally when your account passes the allotted time. The cases where they are short on the AutoConfirmCount is at wikis that have set a higher criteria and it would be unusual for stewards to override a wiki's consensus determined increase.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:25, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

oauth-tester for Neechalkaran[edit]

Hi, I understand the H:2FA and its technical hassle. To obtain the Interface admin access, I need oauth-tester enabled. Kindly provide 2FA for my account. Thanks, --Neechalkaran (talk) 20:37, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:47, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

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