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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.

Global rollback and global interface editor requests require no fewer than 5 days of discussion while abuse filter maintainer requests require no fewer than 7 days. Global renamer and global sysop requests require no fewer than 2 weeks of discussion. 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).

Quick navigation: Global rollback | Global sysop | Global rename | Global IP block exemption | Other global rights | Removal of access | Local permissions | Unexpired temporary access

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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 (other than requests that are unlikely to pass under any circumstances, no other 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 GeneralNotability[edit]

Not ending before 18 August 2020 19:46 UTC
Hi folks, I'm GeneralNotability, an enwiki sysop. I'm here with a fairly specific request - I'd like to be given the GR rights for a limited term, I think one month will suffice. I know I'm not very active cross-wiki, but I am currently involved in tracking down a very large and sophisticated cross-wiki spam group (see User:GeneralNotability/Paper sockfarm AAR for my work-in-progress writeup) and I would like GR because it grants editsemiprotected, autoconfirmed, and autopatrol. I don't actually need to use rollback, since most of the spam has been there a long time, but this is the least-privileged group which will grant me these rights. As I am going through and removing the spam (which consists of citing papers by a particular author), I'm running into semi-protected pages and tripping abuse filters (mostly "removing section" and "removing references," which sometimes will disallow my edit), and this right would bypass both of those issues. This would also reduce the load on patrollers for those wikis which patrol all edits. The spam in question follows a very predictable format, so I am able to identify and remove it with just the help of Google Translate. I only intend to use these permissions for the specific task and will yield them when finished. If the community doesn't see this as an appropriate use case for GR, I understand completely, but I figured that it can't hurt to ask. GeneralNotability (talk) 19:46, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support This is a well-justified explanation and even GeneralNotability is not the typical GR candidate, he can be trusted to not abuse the right, and he has an use case. What else should we require? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:58, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

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. Please note: Since 2019 all global sysops are required to have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled.

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 and the global renamers policy page.
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.

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. Please review Global IP block exemption. You may request Global IP block exemption via stewards(_AT_)wikimedia.org if you can not edit this page.
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:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]] ===
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
 |user name = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
 |discussion=
}}
<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --~~~~

The request will be approved if there is demonstrated need for the permission, such as bypassing a global block from someone who is not the intended target.


Global IP block exempt for 这是什么鬼,名字那么难取?[edit]

I have been blocked at WikiMedia, I need a global IP block exemption, and I promise I will not abuse it, thanks。--这是什么鬼,名字那么难取?

Hi. If you want to edit on zhwiki, I recommend getting IPBE from zhwiki first. --Sotiale (talk) 11:38, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Bot873[edit]

Bot873 is my approved bot for on-meta automated edits requested from IRC. Since it runs on a server in the AWS cloud, it's been affected by a block which is preventing it's operation. I'm requesting IP block exemption for it to continue operation. --Operator873talkconnect 00:50, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

This can be disregarded. A local only IPBE will be sufficient. Thank you Operator873talkconnect 01:00, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Requests for 2 Factor Auth tester 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 2FA tester global permissions, make sure that:

  1. You are logged in on this wiki;
  2. You have read Help page about the two factor authentication;
To request additional global permissions
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and INDICATE you have read the Help page.
=== 2FA Tester 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 there is no reason not to grant one. A steward will review the request.

2FA Tester for Kuzzim[edit]

I have read the Help page, want to make my account more secure, thanks. --Kuzzim (talk) 17:03, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:59, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Swaare[edit]

I like to keep 2FA on all of my accounts that support it. An additional layer of security never hurts. After reading the Help page, I was redirected to this request thread. Many thanks. —Swaare (talk) 17:15, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:59, 13 August 2020 (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.

See also[edit]