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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.

Cross-wiki requests
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Requests for global rollback 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 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]

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 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.

Requests for global IP block exemption[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 Global IP block exemption. Not all rights changes are notified here; please watch Special:Log/gblrights to see them all.
Please note: Global IP block exemption does NOT make one immune to locally-created blocks of any sort, only global blocks created via Special:GlobalBlock.
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.

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 weight given to the input of those involved in cross-wiki work will be most influential.

Global rename for Gestrid[edit]

Not ending before 28 August 2016 20:53 UTC

I would like to help out with rename requests, specifically ones on my "home project" of English Wikipedia. As someone who helps at something enwiki calls the Teahouse, I run into quite a few new users with usernames that may need to be changed (ex. promotional usernames). (The Teahouse is a place specifically designed for new users to ask questions in a safe place and get answers from experienced editors, just so you all know.) I would like to not only direct those users to the rename request page, but also help them through the process. (I'd like to remind people that, for new users, most renames can't be done through the special page, as they have most likely not registered an email address.) I believe I would be suitable for this responsibility and privilege because I have had experience with quite a lot of new users, both the good kind (legitimate editors) and bad kind (vandals, questionable editors, sockpuppets, and the like). I've also been through the process (using the special page), so I know how it works on the renamed user's end. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. I've watchlisted this page while this "not-vote" (as we English Wikipedians call it) is going on.
Thank you for your consideration. -- Gestrid (talk) 20:53, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

  • I would prefer to see a bit more experience (you have ~1600 edits globally). But thanks for volunteering! --Rschen7754 21:23, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
  • About how much would you liked to have seen, Rschen7754? I'm asking for future reference in case this time doesn't work out. -- Gestrid (talk) 23:45, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I don't want to give out a hard number, but 1600 is too low. It's not just overall experience, it's demonstrating trust and that you will use the tools according to policy, even in difficult cases. --Rschen7754 23:55, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
  • How much experience do you have successfully referring people to CHU or the request form? I agree with Rschen though that I would prefer to see much more experience generally before granting these advanced permissions. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 23:56, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
  • After quickly searching the Teahouse archives, I found w:en:Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions/Archive 500#Special:GlobalRenameRequest. I've tried to walk blocked people through the process of requesting a username change, usually those blocked for using a promotional username, which enwiki's username policy prohibits. However, I can't remember any specific instance of that, unfortunately. -- Gestrid (talk) 00:11, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Sorry to be your first oppose !voter, but I'm afraid I do not see the experience I'd like to see in a global renamer. I became global renamer after clerking the w:en:WP:CHUS and w:en:WP:CHUU pages for well over a year. You gain far more experience from doing so, such as how the SUL system works, or what to do with edge-case usernames. Simply referring people to the global rename pages isn't enough, I'm afraid. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 02:37, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Concerns with limited experience. -FASTILY 05:42, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Per what k6ka said, I think you need a bit more on-hand experience with user renames, say by handling clerking at the request venues. Global rename is not a trivial function. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 06:38, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral per Rschen7754 and k6ka. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 06:55, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose: Not much experience with cross-wiki activites. KGirlTrucker81 (talk) 01:27, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per Rschen7754, k6ka, and KGirlTrucker81. --Holder (talk) 18:17, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Global rename for শাহাদাত সায়েম[edit]

In bangla wikibooks, there have no local Steward. So, if any member who want to rename, he/she do not get this option because, An Admin can not change an username . I am also admin of bn.wikibooks.org .So I need this rights/permission for bangla wikibooks community . please provide this permission . Thanks-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 16:33, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
How many users from bn.wikibooks have actually requested a rename this year? Ruslik (talk) 20:14, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
  • There is a misunderstanding here. There does not need to be a local user from every wiki that has the global rename tools. Renames are now requested at Special:GlobalRenameRequest, and all requests, regardless of who made them or where they came from, all go to the same queue, where all global renamers can see them, and renames are done globally. If I renamed, say, Jimbo Wales, his username across all of Wikimedia would change. It does not matter who renamed the user; the end results are the same. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:15, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
    • There is a misunderstanding. Perhaps we are not being clear enough on the global renamer documentation? --Rschen7754 00:17, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
    • Sorry, Misunderstanding. I want this permission globally. I have a clear idea about global rename . I am saying about a local wiki because there have a Renamer page . but if I have this permission , I will work all wikis .-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 04:50, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Per my last oppose and the edits here on meta on request pages are concerning. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:55, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per above. KGirlTrucker81 (talk) 13:33, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose. The misunderstanding that we see here does not reassure on the low global (cross-wiki) experience of the user. --Scoopfinder(d) 11:27, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Requests for other global 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.
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.

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