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Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Wikitanvir

Hi, I'm asking for global rollback privileges. I am an active cross-wiki vandal and spam fighter, and doing this job for quite some times. GR privileges will speed this task. I am a sysop on Bengali Wikipedia and Wiktionary and also on Commons. I use #cvn-swconnect and #cvn-sw-spamconnect to track recent changes and take care of unwanted edits, and also available on many Wikimedia channels. Thanks for your consideration. — [ Tanvir | Talk ] 17:18, 1 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Clear consensus, so Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 06:46, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for Hydriz

Hi, I am here to request for Global Rollback. I believe I have attained the requirements of getting it as I have done many Countervandalism undo-es and have rollback on the Simple English Wikipedia, Simple English Wiktionary and sysop on Wikimedia Strategic Planning. I monitor 15 CVN channels, especially #cvn-sw so I believe getting Global Rollback is very useful for me. Thanks. --Hydriz 09:42, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Aye. — [ Tanvir | Talk ] 09:43, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support I've seen him reverting vandalism on different projects (for example commons, nlwp) and therefore I trust him with this tool. (in answer to this) Trijnstel 09:48, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose No - Sorry, it's not even been one week since you received this warning about the correct use of rollback. Sorry, not now. Doing this on wikis where you are not known, you may end up in getting a block there which would be not very helpful. Sorry, just not now. -Barras 13:17, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Comment Comment I would like to clarify this issue. I accidentally clicked on rollback as I saw the text "<sup>Superscript text</sup>". As my screen isn't very big (its a small laptop), I totally couldn't see the paragraph below. You may say it is a misuse, but I believe it is a technical issue. However, on CVN, I undo edits by checking everything. If I have doubts, I don't do the revert. Hydriz 14:31, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Thank you for your contributions and please review what you did. You can become better in the future. Keep going! --Waihorace 14:03, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, I don't think that he is going to abuse the rights, furthermore he is always friendly, so why not ;) - Hoo man (talk) 14:36, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral - Per trust concerns brought up in your request for gb editinterface, sorry. Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:54, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Never You cannot deny that Hydriz is making this request for the right reasons, however, quite frankly, I don't trust him with any rights locally at Simple English WP and, therefore, find it unbelievable that he has even considered applying for global rights, even with the validity of the reasoning for the request. Why? Well, for a number of reasons. Firstly, Hydriz continued to use his bot at Simple without approval despite being given numerous warnings to stop. As a result it is now blocked, and the user has made no attempt to appeal this, presumably meaning he sees it's perfectly legitimate (Which it is.). He also "takes over" a community area without a consensus and in clear violation of en:WP:OWN. Other diffs [1], [2], [3], [4] (And with a further follow-up to his signature [5]) and [6]. The most recent incident, particularly related to the rollback tool, has already been outlined by Barras above, and I find all the 'excuses' being made by Hydriz for this error to be somewhat flimsy and not give a particularly good understanding of the tool or the rules surrounding it. There are other diffs available. In short: granting the flag is completely inappropriate and the user hasn't got the trust levels from me for it. Others may disagree, though, but I just have a bad feeling if this was to be approved. And yes, a large part of this oppose is copy and pasted from his request for global edit-interface, because it is still completely relevant. BG7 19:15, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Comment Comment More of my bad edits to help BG7 here:

[7] [8] [9] And a block log regarding a violation of usernames over a WikiProject: [10] Please do not ask me why I am doing this, but if you really want to know, send me an email (I might not reply you if I choose to) Hydriz 07:35, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Oppose. Per above. You do good work, but I don't think you're ready for GR just yet. Keep up the good work and come back in a few months. -FASTILY (TALK) 23:42, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose after this. Seb az86556 08:14, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. Recent user's edits on some wikis don't give me assurance what flag will be used for only anti-vandalism purpose. Sorry, but, as Barras said — not now. JenVan (talk) 12:14, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose I was thinking of not commenting here, but after Hydriz's reaction to BG's comment, I'll have to oppose. Listening to constructive criticism and improving from one's errors is important for someone who does global work, for no one can be correct 100% of the time. Certainly, he is doing good work, but I'll oppose per Barras and BG's diffs. GR is certainly useful for crosswiki anti-vandalism, but it is very much possible to work without it, and I suggest Hydriz does the same for some time and tries to address the concerns raised by different editors here rather than reacting negatively to them. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 12:43, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done clearly not going to pass. fr33kman 02:53, 5 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for Crazymonkey1123

I have rollback rights on both the English Wikipedia and Simple Wikipedia. I think I can be trusted to revert vandalism easily across all Wikipedia's. Crazymonkey1123 16:56, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Oppose, sorry, but you just don't have enough cross-wiki activity to hold a global right - Hoo man (talk) 16:59, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Global rollback isn´t just the English wikis. Maybe after some x-wiki vandal-fight experience. Savhñ 17:13, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose — user displays poor judgement, perhaps that's not the sort of thing a global rollbacker should have. — μ 17:16, April 9 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose nope - sorry per the above --Herby talk thyme 17:18, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. Sorry, but you don't have enough experience in cross wiki vandalism fight (you don't even have that much experience in your home wiki) - the flag have no use for you now because (as far as i saw in your global contributions) you never needed to use it. Is too early for ask a flag like that. Fight vandalism across other projects for some months and then come back. Béria Lima msg 17:23, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • You wanted to see what people think... Oppose... not even one edit outside English. Seb az86556 17:43, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Displays poor judgement per MC8's diff. Also, no real relevant experience. Suggest they work for some months in SWMT before requesting GR. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:44, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose per Beria. This type of requests considered surprising here. — [ Tanvir | Talk ] 17:49, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. Concerns with limited cross-wiki experience. -FASTILY (TALK) 18:34, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

If I suck so badly block me from here and I never want to here from anyone here again. I hope this helps everyone. Crazymonkey1123 public 20:16, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I don't think anyone thinks you "suck"-I know I don't. What I interpret the consensus here as saying is that they want to see more work from you, especially outside of English language projects, before giving you a flag that gives you privileges on 900 wikis. For the tasks you currently do, the GR flag will not greatly aid you- you already have a rollback flag locally in the projects where you most use it, and folks want to see you "spread your wings" more before giving a global flag. Courcelles 06:53, 10 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Very mature reaction, by the way. If you want to interpret every oppose as some sort of personal assault, you're really not up for the task. Seb az86556 12:28, 10 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done - already closed by Pathoschild on 20:23, 9 April 2011 (UTC) - Trijnstel 21:13, 10 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for Sarrus

I'm a dawiki sysop (sysop since February 2009) with more than 30000 edits globally who reverts vandalism on several projects. Mostly on dawiki, enwiki, nowiki and svwiki, but I might find vandalism elsewhere, where this tool might be useful. In addition, I'm voiced at the #cvn-wp-en irc channel.
- Sarrus (ct) 08:33, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Oppose Sorry, but this does not show me that you have relevant experience; most of your crosswiki edits are either iw link additions or user page creations. Personally, I'll suggest more activity in SWMT for a few months. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 08:52, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose moral support You are a good editor and I'm sure you'll use global rollback properly. However, we'd need to see some history of vandalism fighting crosswiki: it's what global rollback is for. Please do try again in a couple of months when you have been using undo to revert vandalism. :-) fr33kman 12:15, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Am I expected to revert vandalism in languages I don't understand?
- Sarrus (ct) 12:41, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes you are. As Pmlineditor said below almost all vandalism is in English, gibberish or blatantly obvious. This is what the SWMT deals with every day. fr33kman 20:59, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Most (not all, obviously) of the vandalism in small wikis (wikis monitored in #cvn-sw usually) is either in English or very obvious (eg. adding random gibberish text or blanking a whole page or promoting a company). Moreover, it is possible to use something like Google Translate to translate the contents of a page and check whether it is vandalism (though it isn't always reliable). SWMT is about anti-vandalism in small wikis, whilst knowledge of multiple languages is useful, it isn't always required. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 13:03, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Additionally, the Google toolbar and Google Chrome have a built-in translation feature, which is very handy, and also what quite a few members of the team use. Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:03, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Concerns with limited cross-wiki experience reverting vandalism. -FASTILY (TALK) 00:08, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Highly unlikely to abuse the tool, but doesn't have all that much experience out of his main projects. Courcelles 05:32, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Per Fr33kman and Courcelles. Trijnstel 18:52, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    X mark.svg Not done - no consensus to promote at this time. -- Dferg ☎ talk 12:06, 21 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for FalconL

I´m trying to help in the SWMT, but it´s hard to revert vandalism using undo. GR would help me to work in a more effective way. As you can see in my global contributions list, I already made some undo actions in several wikis. But most of my work in the SWMT are deletion requests, which aren´t showed in the list. Rollbacking also would help me to make less mistakes when a vandal makes more than one edit to an article and I only revert the last one. I already have rollback at dewiki and commons, where I never abused it.
If I wasn´t active enough in your eyes, please give me a tip when I should try it again. Regards, FalconL ?! 18:25, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support Support, why not? Rollback is no big deal, and FalconL is interested to help us, and is already doing that. —DerHexer (Talk) 18:26, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support yes--Ομιλία Sahim 18:49, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Not that many cross-wiki edits; I prefer a bit more experience before giving GR. Trijnstel 18:54, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose — everybody else gets told to have more experience, and that shouldn't be a selective rationale. Seb az86556 19:33, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose - Sorry, but this is too early, imo. You only joined the SWMT quite recently. I think people need some more experience before getting such a tool (although this isn't much of a big deal). I think you should wait one or two more months before requesting this right. Barras 19:56, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose - Thanks for helping out, but I think that I'll need to see a few more reverts in different languages before I support you having global rollback. While it isn't a big deal, it is important that you be able to show us that you are able to revert through many language barriers. Ajraddatz (Talk) 22:03, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    I quote Pmlinedtor from above: Most (not all, obviously) of the vandalism in small wikis (wikis monitored in #cvn-sw usually) is either in English or very obvious (eg. adding random gibberish text or blanking a whole page or promoting a company). there are no language barriers because we usually only fight English vandalism. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:23, 19 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    You might only fight English vandalism, but most of the SWMT members (that I know of) tend to go past that language barrier. If we were just going to revert on English wikis, then why are requests like these being opposed? The entire point of this request process was, or so I thought, to determine whether or not the candidate has experience reverting in mutliple languages. I do so using Google translate, as I know that others do. If I am terribly wrong about this please, do tell me. Ajraddatz (Talk) 18:11, 19 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    I think DerHexer's point was that regardless of the language of the wiki itself, much of the vandalism is still in English. Not sure I agree with the assertion that "most" is in English, though -- it's just harder to notice if it's in another language and even more so if the language is not supported by automated translating tools. Jafeluv 18:27, 19 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Concerns with limited experience reverting x-wiki vandalism. -FASTILY (TALK) 22:24, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    But this tool could already help me while gaining x-wiki experience. Of course, I only would use it if I´m absolutely sure. If I´m not experienced enough, this only says I´m not able to recognize all types of vandalism. --FalconL ?! 11:18, 19 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Look: Such things won´t happen if I had rollback. --FalconL ?! 12:35, 19 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral This tool isn't a big deal, but some more experience wouldn't go amiss, either. Count this a a very weak support if it makes a difference. Courcelles 21:25, 19 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Info: I won´t have time for the WP the next 5 days, so I won´t be able to answer any questions here. Regards, FalconL ?! 18:03, 21 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support, this shows me that FalconL is interested in helping out in SWMT, and GR is not a big deal. –BruTe talk 08:57, 22 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral. I agree with Barras that his x-wiki experience is very limited, but also with BruTe that GR is no big deal -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:15, 22 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose per barras fr33kman 14:41, 23 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral. Looking at his cross-wiki contributions, looks like he needs more experience. Keep the good work. Ruy Pugliesi 15:26, 23 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    X mark.svg Not done; no consensus to promote at this time. Please keep up the good work. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:05, 23 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Again a very sad decision about a tool with no potential of abuse. —DerHexer (Talk) 08:38, 24 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for Vibhijain

I am a sysop on Sanskrit Wikipedia. I have reverted a lot of Vandalism on Sanskrit Wikipedia and a little on English Wikipedia. Vibhijain 11:40, 27 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Please specify a reason for requesting this right. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 11:34, 27 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose, rollback isn't a big deal, but I can't find any counter vandalism work in your contributions. Please come back after you gained some cross-wiki experience - Hoo man (talk) 11:35, 27 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose. You do have poor cross-wiki contributions and no experience in cross-wiki vandal fighting. Please try to get used to with SWMT works first, then come back later! — [ Tanvir | Talk ] 11:37, 27 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose, hardly any crosswiki experience. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 11:41, 27 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose, I don't see a single revert when looking through your global contribs. Ajraddatz (Talk) 13:11, 27 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Concerns with limited x-wiki experience. -FASTILY (TALK) 08:52, 28 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose, no xwiki experience. Why are you requesting this permission? --FalconL ?! 09:01, 28 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose again. I request you to read Global Rollback and understand what it means. Yes Michael?Talk 11:30, 28 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Snow X mark.svg Not done -- Dferg ☎ talk 12:09, 28 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global sysop permissions

Requests for global editinterface permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for User:MMuzammils

Greetings, I would like to request permanent exemption from global IP blocks, for the following reasons.

  • I'm based in the United Arab Emirates, there is a telecoms duopoly here; both telecoms providers pass all Internet traffic through transparent proxies, as mandated by UAE’s telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRA). I have no other legal choice.
  • Because of the restricted Internet freedoms, I use a paid VPN service to bypass these blocks and in some cases edit Wikipedia (because my public shared IP was blocked by Wikimedia) via this VPN service, as the IP ranges blocked were too extensive.
  • My quality of edits: WikiChecker
  • Note: Unfortunately some religious or other Wikipedia articles are selectively blocked by the ISPs (government) here, and I have no choice but to use my paid VPN to get those articles. My VPN provider uses some servers which are classified as open proxies or anonymous proxies by Wikimedia. I'm pretty sure that's where I might get stuck again :-)
  • Note: Wikipedia admin User:Shell Kinney just granted me IP exemption (sans anonymous proxies) for Wikipedia and Commons projects.

I have managed to work around these blocks over the past 5 years of editing, but lately they’re getting too aggressive and have started to frustrate and deter me from making contributions. Considering my contributions and clean record over the years, I hope my request will be granted to edit with my registered account including over anonymous proxies. Thanks--MMuzammils 17:16, 30 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Comment - Please note that this right only exempts you from global blocks - any local blocks will still apply, and you'll need to request local ipbe on those wikis. Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:39, 30 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I see no problem with granting this. The reason is valid, and the user (with 10k global edits and a clean block log) can be trusted not to abuse the privilege for disruptive editing. Jafeluv 18:08, 30 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Support Support fr33kman 02:57, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 07:26, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Ajraddatz, Jafeluv and fr33kman for the feedback and support. Many thanks PeterSymonds, your help is appreciated. Take care --MMuzammils 07:45, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for Matthew.Dimashki

Hi, I keep getting this message while trying to edit on English wiki, anyhow, I edit wikipedia from my work place and use an internet connection through an exchange server and i guess that's where the problem is, and I couldn't insert the unblock template on my talk page because of the same reason (unable to edit pages), and below is the exact message i get:

You are currently unable to edit pages on Wikipedia.
You can still read pages, but cannot edit, change, or create them.
Editing from your IP address or IP address range has been disabled on all wikis by Shizhao ( The reason given was "Open proxy".
To request unblock, visit your talk page and add the text {{unblock|global block — REASON}}. Replace "REASON" with the reason for requesting unblock.
Additionally, you may appeal the global block at Steward requests/Global.
The block expires on 6 April 2012 at 12:23.

please help I need to edit stuff :S, thx 09:32, 7 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done You can ask for IPBE (P block exemption) on enwiki. fr33kman 22:13, 8 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done I granted you IPBE on enwiki. Ruslik 08:15, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
thanx a lot Ruslik everything is A-OK now, i hope you wont be seeing me around here any more :P 09:32, 10 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for taowa2

I Am Not a Automated bot nor a proxy please i am a human this 'Someone, probably you, from IP address, has registered an account "Taowa2" with this e-mail address on Meta.

To confirm that this account really does belong to you and activate e-mail features on Meta, open this link in your browser:

If you did *not* register the account, follow this link to cancel the e-mail address confirmation:

This confirmation code will expire at 00:22, 10 April 2011.' Was my confirmation, thanks, --taowa2

Have you been blocked from editing? Ruslik 14:48, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done No answers from the candidate. fr33kman 12:23, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for Noah's Ark

I use freegate and Tor to edit wikipedia because of The Great Firewall of China. I got IP block exemption at zh-wikipedia, but i found out that i could not upload any image to commons.wikimedia, the IP block exemption looks different between wikipedia and wikimedia. Sorry for poor English... --Noah's Ark 16:39, 7 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I've assigned local ipblock-exempt flags at commons. Please see if the problem has been solved. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 18:42, 8 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
problem solved, Thank you. But i still have a question: will I need a local ipblock-exempt if someday I edit with Wikipedia's sister projects, such as News stories, Textbooks, Source texts... --Noah's Ark 03:38, 9 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
You may need it except it is a global IP block. --Waihorace 13:24, 11 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I SEE.--Noah's Ark 15:29, 12 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done Local flags have solved the problem for now, please come back if you have any problems with the Chinese firewall and we'd be happy to grat GIPBE. :-) fr33kman 12:20, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for Cekli829

Please remove my global Ipblock-exempt. I'm no longer requiring it. Thank you, Cekli829 11:38, 21 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done since you don't have this global group. You can remove it yourself on azwikiquote using local sysop rights. PeterSymonds (talk) 11:53, 21 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Removal of Global IP block exempt from Addihockey10

No longer needed, please remove. Thanks, --Addihockey10 03:19, 25 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done -- Màñü飆¹5 talk [es] 03:22, 25 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]