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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.

Global rollback for 1997kB[edit]

Not ending before 12 December 2018 03:29 UTC

Hello, I'm 1997kB, a member of SWMT and active in the fighting cross-wiki spam/vandalism. I have experience reverting vandalism using rollback button in the wikis where I already have it. I usually patrol cvn IRC channels and sometimes to remove vandalism I have to undo multiple changes made by the same user, so rollback would greatly help in this and overall, which will also save time as well as increase my ablity to do more for project. Thank you! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:29, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Support Support. From what I can see, good user with a good track record. Mostly good dealings with this user and it looks like they could use the right. Hiàn (talk) 03:48, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support.--Cohaf (talk) 04:02, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support - sufficient xwiki activity and rationale for the bit. – Ajraddatz (talk) 04:03, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support--BRP ever 10:21, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support, they'll make good use of the permission in their xwiki anti-vandalism work. Vermont (talk) 10:43, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support.--Saederup92 (talk) 11:05, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good xwiki anti-vandalism work. Will be a strong positive influence. Operator873 (talk) 13:56, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, Please. Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 14:01, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support High track record of xwiki work. Esteban16 (talk) 16:31, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Great amount of xwiki work and a good user overall. Good luck! —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:34, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support; Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:12, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Reasonable. Leaderboard (talk) 19:44, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Okay. --Rschen7754 06:52, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 21:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support 1997kb is an awesome and well trusted editor. Praxidicae (talk) 23:21, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure. TonyBallioni (talk) 23:31, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support. I see no problems here. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:57, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Irwin talk2me 16:51, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support I've seen him working not only on Meta but also on other Wikimedia projects. Demonstrates to be a trusted user. --Editor D.S (talk)Meta-Wiki Patroller.png 02:17, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

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 Esteban16[edit]

Hi! I have been several months dealing with x-wiki vandalism, and I consider myself capable of holding this flag. I would like to get the flag to help more efficiently on x-wiki stuff. Esteban16 (talk) 22:09, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Not ending before 18 December 2018 22:09 UTC
  • Support Strong Support: Esteban16 would make a great addition to the global sysop team and would help small projects significantly. Vermont (talk) 00:03, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • @Esteban16: do you have 2FA enabled on your account? — xaosflux Talk 04:20, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
Xaosflux: No, I haven't enabled it. Esteban16 (talk) 13:54, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
What an absolutely brilliant way to point the hackers to some new account which they can easily hack. Bravo! Well done! I tremble in admiration. --MF-W 15:33, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
One could easily guess this, however, since they were not an admin on any wiki. --Rschen7754 01:21, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for confirming that asking the question was useless. My issue is that it was handled in such an "impolite" way, asking a question to which the answer is obvious and then slapping an oppose into the candidate's face for not doing something he was not able to, instead of privately informing him about the virtues of 2FA or whatever. --MF-W 10:54, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
So I didn't really express this well, my follow up below was what I was really trying to get at if they would maintain this additional security going forward should they be granted access. — xaosflux Talk 14:23, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Good luck! ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 05:34, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • (conditional opposition) I'm opposed to GS's that don't have 2FA due to this group recently gaining interface administrator access on all of GS in-scope projects. I'm a bit surprised WMF isn't requiring this like they are on other special global permissions, but their new rules have not been very well communicated or advertised yet. This opposition is only on that point. — xaosflux Talk 14:04, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
    Striken per pledge below. — xaosflux Talk 14:50, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per Xaosflux. --Rschen7754 14:14, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux and Rschen7754: Considering this fact, I proceed to request oathauth-tester . Esteban16 (talk) 14:31, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
@Esteban16: oathauth-enable access is available in GS, I'd withdraw my objection if you pledge to enable and maintain 2FA assuming you get GS access if you want to wait until then. — xaosflux Talk 14:44, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Yes, I would enable and mantain it if being elected. Esteban16 (talk) 14:49, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support; seems capable --MF-W 15:33, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support That being said, you don't seem to have sysop anywhere. Leaderboard (talk) 10:36, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • weak Support Support.Good vandal fighting globally but per above, may not be familiar with the sysop toolkit. That said, I don't think they will break anything.--Cohaf (talk) 15:34, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support - reverts look good, and there are a lot of them. Sustained activity over the past few months is a plus too. Thanks for volunteering. – Ajraddatz (talk) 04:04, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support Great xwiki activity, but not being sysop elsewhere may be a little concerning. However, as Cohaf mentioned, I don't think he'll break anything. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:36, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support reasonable crosswiki contrib. –Ammarpad (talk) 16:27, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Rschen7754 18:10, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 21:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Hiàn (talk) 23:11, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support works hard in anti-spam and anti-vandalism, well trusted. But I also wanted to mention (as I only recently learned) that 2fa isn't actually made available for gs but if you have local sysop anywhere you can enable it through that. I tested on small wikis and through the meta link but it's not available unless you have a local sysop bit. (Letting you know, @Xaosflux: for future reference.) Praxidicae (talk) 23:23, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
    @Praxidicae:2FA is available for GS's (see Special:GlobalGroupPermissions) see my notes above that I intended to ask about this on a go-forward basis. — xaosflux Talk 00:25, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
    Xaosflux It says it's available but the reality is that it is not actually. I tried several days ago but could only enable it via mediawiki where I have local sysop. Praxidicae (talk) 00:57, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
    ,@Praxidicae: thanks for the note, I've opened bug phab:T211532 on that so it can get fixed. — xaosflux Talk 02:04, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Yep, seems like a good addition to the global sysop team. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:59, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support. --Irwin talk2me 16:56, 11 December 2018 (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 Kotecky[edit]

I'm a standard user who contributes to Wikipedia here and there, since roughly a decade, i was caught by a "hosting service with open proxies" block. May I ask you to remove the block? Thanks, --ondra (talk) 23:58, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

On which wiki(s) do you get the block message? Does it mention being a global block? Could you try asking first for a local IP block exemption to see if that works out first? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:00, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Requests for global rename 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 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 Editor D.S[edit]

Not ending before 22 December 2018 20:37 UTC

I request the status of account renamer with the purpose of speeding up the requests in pt.wikipedia and also in other lusophone projects. I'm currently an Sysop in pt.wikinews, besides being eliminator and rollbacker in pt.wikipedia. I know this does not count for much, but I already used the renaming tool on another Wiki that does not have Wikimedia. I wish I could contribute more to this tool on my original Wiki. Thank you very much in advance. --Editor D.S (talk)Meta-Wiki Patroller.png 20:38, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Oppose Oppose for now. While you do seem trusted there's no indication that you have any knowledge about the global renaming policy nor have you worked extensively on the pt.wiki rename request page. I'm not really seeing a need for the tool at pt.wiki either. Hiàn (talk) 23:18, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Hiàn, thank you for your participation. I just want to say that I am willing to answer questions about the renaming policy. And about working on the pt.wiki rename request page, I've tried to do that, but a project administrator said that only renamers could comment on requests. --Editor D.S (talk)Meta-Wiki Patroller.png 23:37, 9 December 2018 (UTC)~
Thanks for your swift response Editor D.S and for clearing up things. I'm reconsidering my opinion - I've struck it out. Hiàn (talk) 23:40, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral I don't particularly care about the "no experience with the global rename policy" bit raised by Hiàn, and don't really consider that a good reason to oppose: really, no one is going to be familiar with the procedures that we use unless they are a renamer or steward, and I find "clerking" renames to be less than useless and usually borderline disruptive, so I'd highly discourage anyone from doing that to try to get this hat.

    I'm neutral because my normal standard here is "trust" which can be demonstrated by being a sysop on a large wiki (any wikinews does not count towards this) or by substantial work on meta/xwiki. While Editor D.S. had some previous experience on meta, they largely fell off after a few months, and it doesn't meet the threshold I have for trust in that area. That being said, they appear trusted on their home project so I can't outright oppose. I can't support either, however. TonyBallioni (talk) 23:28, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Support Support Can't see any solid reason to oppose. But the rename queue does not seem to be as large as it looks like. Leaderboard (talk) 01:17, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support He's reliable, I trust him because I'm following his work on several projects. He edits when he is sure to make no mistake. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 10:56, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support, makes a competent impression to me, which is also supported by DARIO's comment above. --Vogone (talk) 15:31, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Seems they have improved since last request. –Ammarpad (talk) 20:08, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support per Tony, no reason to oppose. Trust should be not an issue as per all the testimonials above. A bonus is that they welcomed me into meta community.=)--Cohaf (talk) 04:22, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Trusted user.Pórokhov (talk) 02:14, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions[edit]

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  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.

Global edit interface for Kaldari[edit]

I've been a global interface editor since 2010, but the right recently expired and was removed (yesterday). I use this right constantly and am a frequent editor of Javascript and templates on both large and small wikis. --Kaldari (talk) 20:33, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

@Kaldari: Could you please send an email to ca@wikimedia.org? They can explain you why it was removed and give you instructions on how to get it reinstated. Trijnsteltalk 19:57, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Trijnstel: It's actually not related to that, from the policy-wise. Kaldari's GIE expired in 2016 but was not removed until I did it. — regards, Revi 07:39, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Kaldari, will you activate (if not already) and maintain two-factor authentication enabled as is now required by WMF? — xaosflux Talk 12:52, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Benoit Rochon[edit]

Thanks, --Krd 08:00, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 12:11, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Hallo Krd. Just a question, may I ask you why OTRS-fr rights are removed? Thank you and guten tag! Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 10:09, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Your OTRS account has been closed per OTRS/Activity policy. If you think this was a mistake, please contact me or any OTRS admin by e-mail. --Krd 11:09, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Global mass messenger for Nabin K. Sapkota[edit]

As a event organizer in Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and other Wikipedia projects, I always needs to send the mass message to the contributors about the event updates and more. It will help me to proceed the smooth functioning of events if permission granted. thanks, --Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 15:14, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

I assume you are applying for the Meta:MassMessage senders permission, which is a local rather than a global right. As described on the information page, WM:RFH is the correct place to request it. --Vogone (talk) 15:25, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for НоуФрост[edit]

Thanks, --Krd 09:27, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 15:39, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

See also[edit]