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Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for TBloemink

I'd like to request global rollback permissions, as I use the undo-tool quite much as a member of the SWMT. Sometimes have situations like this one, in which I undo every single edit to clear all vandalism, which is much easier to do with global rollback. I am rollbacker on both enwiki and simplewiki and have read Global rollback. I will try to answer questions, and when opposing, please give a reason. Thank you. With kind regards, TBloemink 12:23, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  1. Open the last good revision
  2. Click on "edit"
  3. Click on "save page", ignoring the warnings.
This is faster and causes only one new article revision... --FalconL ?! 14:21, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yep. Or you can go to the history page, open a diff between the last clean version and the latest one, and on the diff page click "undo". Rollback is of course more efficient than any of those methods, however :) Jafeluv 14:30, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Should've known this :S That's indeed much easier - TBloemink 14:54, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support. –BruTe talk 14:31, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Good luck! Olivier Bommel 15:17, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Does good work, support. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:03, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Mild Oppose Oppose based on Trijnstel's diff. I think TBloemink needs a bit more experience before they are granted this tool. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 09:24, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Support - not that many cross-wiki edits, but global rollback is no big deal and he's an active vandalfighter on nlwiki - Trijnstel 17:19, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Teles' comment let me hesitate about my support - for now I withdraw it and I will think about my "vote". Trijnstel 22:10, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    After further consideration, now opposing, see below - Trijnstel 10:07, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • support MoiraMoira 17:53, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • support--Ομιλία Sahim 20:18, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Grunny (talk) 20:42, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support mickit 21:35, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Weak oppose. Not now. In my opinion, you don't make heavy use of revert on many wikis. There are only nine wikis where you have more than 5 contributions. 3279 on nlwiki, which is your home wiki; 1677 on enwiki, where you already have a rollbacker flag; 387 on Commons, where you make little or no countervandalism edit; 64 on simple enwiki, where you already have a rollbacker flag; 34 on Meta, where you make little or no countervandalism edit; the same to Mediawiki and test wiki; 12 edits on vlswiki all done today and on the same article; 7 on skwiki, where you have undone some vandalisms. So, where you in fact made a considerable number of countervandalism edits you already have the rollbacker flag. I hope I'm not requiring too much, but I think a few weeks of some more countervandalism, especially on those wikis where you don't speak the language, will give you enough experience.” Teles (Talk @ C G) 21:46, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    I disagree. This user has demonstrated that they are able to revert past the language barrier, they are trusted on multiple wikis, and they have no outstanding blocks or any other trust issues. Global rollback really isn't a big deal, and I don't think that we should force this user who would obviously use the tools well to continue to need to take two to three clicks to revert each edit. Ajraddatz (Talk) 01:38, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Can you, please, show some examples of heavy use of revert tools on projects whose language he doesn't speak? I would be very happy by reviewing my opinion if you do that. I really tried to find them before commenting here but I couldn't. I'm just following the related policy; the tool is given to those who undo vandalism in different wikis, which is not done in a day as the example given by him. What I am requiring (not "me" exactly) is not also a big deal and it is the same that was required to the others that now have the tool.” Teles (Talk @ C G) 05:52, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I was looked and found what I feel to be an improper revert, and as such I've changed to neutral/weak oppose on this request. Ajraddatz (Talk) 02:38, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose as I opposed others with limited x-wiki. Seb az86556 05:25, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose - this edit and this discussion on lb-wiki convince me that atm it's too early to grant TBloemink GR - Trijnstel 10:07, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral I was about to support it, but Trijnstel's objection shows me that waiting a bit more will be profitable. The chance of being wrong while reverting will increase with the GR status. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:31, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support This user has demonstrated that they are able to revert in other languages. Doh5678 15:43, 30 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support I trust TBloemink to make good use of the rollback - Kthoelen 07:22, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Per Teles and Trijnstel regarding experience on the tool. Hydriz 07:44, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support This tool does not require much experience. Ruslik 11:02, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Lack of x-wiki experience. Perhaps later. --WizardOfOz talk 20:21, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose I saw this user working on wiki's while he doesn't understand the language, he doesn't understand what he is doing, but does do actions he can't explain and doesn't do it carefull. He asks rights before he even needs those rights. Today I asked him about the errors he made and he gives the impression not to understand where rights are for, and not to understand where we are working for with SWMT. He seems not being able to handle with comments on his behavior. Users who participate in SWMT should know what they are doing, and if such user is asked for a reaction, a normal reply he must be able to give, and he couldn't. I asked him simple questions, and he replied very strange. This is the third time he requested rights where people asked him questions he replied strange to. If he makes mistakes, other users who ask him to pay attention to the mistakes are the problem and not himself. I think the user sees rights too much as toys. Romaine 20:54, 1 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Unfortunately. You do good work, but I would like to see more x-wiki experience before you are granted GR. -FASTILY (TALK) 03:22, 3 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done, since no clear consensus. Matanya 06:43, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for Courcelles

It was recommended I ask for this flag a couple days ago, and I would find it very useful. I'm a sysop and ex officio as a member of the Audit Subcommittee a checkuser and oversighter on enwp. Many of my cross-wiki contributions have been deleted, as they were speedy taggings, but I do have a fair amount of using the revert tool, both globally and on enwp. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have. Courcelles 11:30, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Consensus seemed clear, so Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 11:08, 8 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, all. Courcelles 20:19, 9 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for FalconL

Hi, I´d like to get the GR flag. I already tried it a month ago, which was maybe too early. Now I spent some time fighting vandalism using the #cvn-sw IRC channel. I already have rollback on dewiki and commons. GR would help me to revert vandalism in a more effective way. In addition, GR would suppress this silly captchas. Of course, I only revert an edit if I´m absolutely sure it´s vandalism. Until now, I never heard a complaint about my work. Last time, my request only failed because I was too new. Regards, FalconL ?! 17:35, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Seems everyone agrees, so Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 10:58, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for Sahim

Hi! I need this tool. i need access rollback for easy revert and i know the GR policy. Thanks--Ομιλία Sahim 18:28, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • No concerns with competence or ability, but I'm not seeing a whole lot of experience. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:40, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • I would reccomend you to wait and get some more experience in undoing vandalism globally. Savhñ 18:42, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Regarding his request and his global contributions, I don't see why he absolutely needs this tool. Too early. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:54, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Not yet, per above. Great user, no issues with trusting you with GR, but not enough experience xwiki as of yet. Keep up the good work, though. Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:31, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Concerns with limited x-wiki experience. -FASTILY (TALK) 01:38, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Not yet. — Tanvir | Talk ] 10:17, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose for now, too early. –BruTe talk 13:38, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • I would never tell a lie and hurt you, but you really need some more experience. You're capable of using the tools well, but I'm not sure you're just ready. --Diego Grez return fire 23:18, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose - Sorry, I have to agree with the others. Trijnstel 13:12, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done, per the opposes above. Consider gaining some more cross-wiki experience before re-requesting. Jafeluv 13:55, 21 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for Trijnstel

Hi everyone! I would like to request for global sysop-rights in order to help with fighting against crosswiki vandalism. I'm active as a global rollbacker and I'm a sysop on nl.wikipedia and meta. Therefore I'm comfortable with the sysoptool and I would use GS only if there's no other solution to stop a vandal. If you have further questions, feel free to ask. Greets, Trijnstel 20:40, 23 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global sysop for Ajraddatz

Well, after much though, I have decided to file this request for global sysop rights. A couple of days ago, I was talking with Courcelles over how we are unable to do the usual revert, revert, block since there are hardly any active global sysops, and rather need to stick with revert, wait for a while to avoid edit warring with the vandal, revert. I feel that we could use a few more users with global sysop, so here I am presenting my candidacy. Over the next week I will be rather inactive for a few reasons, but after that I should be able to resume a level of activity greater than what it is now, which is why I'm requesting this at this time.

I have been active in global countervandalism for a while now (8 months?), and during that time I've reverted vandalism on over 134 different wikis. Of all of my reverts, I've only made one mistake, and have never had any complaints over my work with either reverting or tagging pages for deletion. In general, I am competent when it comes to tagging pages for deletion with the correct summary, and equally able to determine the correct block summary which can be used. These are the two main areas in which I will use these tools should I be given access to them.

I'm sure that someone will notice the fact that I am not a sysop on any Wikimedia wikis, so I'd better comment on that now. It is true, I am not a sysop on any Wikimedia projects - because I have absolutely no need for the tools on any one project. Really, the only area in which I have any use for sysop tools is global countervandalism, hence why I'm requesting this. On that note, though, I recognize the importance of being able to find the delete and block buttons, so I would like to note that I do have admin experience elsewhere, and can provide statistics and such upon request. To summarize, though, I know how to use them, and have some extensive experience in more complicated uses of them such as range blocks. At any rate, I'm sure that there will be questions raised on this, so instead of writing a large essay on this I'll try and respond to your questions as best I can.

Thanks for your consideration, Ajraddatz (Talk) 04:14, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support Support. PeterSymonds (talk) 09:02, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • I don't feel very happy with the idea of giving GS tools to somebody who has never experienced sysop tools elsewhere. However, I know your x-wiki experience and trust you, so I have no reason to oppose this request. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:46, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral leaning towards support. You aren't a sysop anywhere else, so I think you should get used to the tools on one wiki before being granted global sysop rights. But I know that you are experienced x-wiki so that pulls towards support. If it makes any change, see this vote as weak support - TBloemink 10:07, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Changed to weak support after reading comment + reply below - TBloemink 07:05, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - I've seen Ajraddatz work elsewhere with sysop tools, so I know he knows how to use them. He is also active and experienced in dealing with cross-wiki vandalism. So per Peter, I can't see any reason why not. Grunny (talk) 10:25, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Ajraddatz does excellent crosswiki work and while I usually prefer GSes have admin in a WMF wiki for some time, I don't see Ajraddatz abusing this tool, so I'll support. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 11:37, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Sorry - While I think you'd do well, I want to see adminship on at least one local wiki. I want to see that the people know how to use the right on a wmf project. At least for me it is a must-have to be a sysop elsewhere before getting global sysop rights. -Barras 11:48, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • (Weak) support, of course I would prefer someone with an adminship in a WMF wiki, but because of his high cw-experience, he still gets a (weak) support from me, in the hope that he will start slowly - Hoo man (talk) 13:19, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment - I understand those who are concerned over my lack of sysop experience on WMF wikis; would it be beneficial to create a page in my userspace on which people could create scenarios, and I reply as to how I'd handle them? I assume that the concerns arise from my responses, rather than my physical ability to press a few buttons, so this might be helpful. Ajraddatz (Talk) 13:27, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    It would be much better for you to have a real experience... Why don't you simply request the sysop flag on your main project ? (enwiki or simplewiki) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:10, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Suggesting someone should request admin-rights at English wikipedia is very close to a personal attack these days. Seb az86556 15:23, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Honestly, the main project that I am active on is global countervandalism, not any one project. I would also never request adminship on enwp since the RfA process there is horribly broken, and I'm not really active enough on simple to have any use for the rights there. I do have real experience with sysop tools, though as I said none on Wikimedia, but I have spent time looking at how sysop tools are handled here, and I think that I would be able to handle them well in any situation (and if I don't know what to do, I'll always step back and ask for help rather than doing something that I'll regret). Ajraddatz (Talk) 18:15, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    You seem to really want to become a Global Sysop and I believe you when you say you've already experienced the tools elsewhere. Please just read and read again the GS scope. I'm convinced by your attitude and sure that you will use this tool wisely. So, please consider my vote as a weak support. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:16, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support @Quentinv57: Why should he request sysop on enwiki/simplewiki if he isn´t interested in general project maintenance there? --FalconL ?! 15:20, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support. You have edited in many wikis. Global sysop is a important position but I think you will manage.Vibhijain 15:27, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Weak support I trust Ajraddatz completely and I'm sure he would use the tool correctly. Although I must agree with Barras that adminship on a local wiki is important. Trijnstel 16:35, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support There is no requirement that GS is a local sysop somewhere. Ruslik 18:51, 5 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose I trust that Ajraddatz would make good use of this tool, but I believe being a local sysop somewhere is a key factor as you might be a little unexpected when coming into contact with the admin tools. Sorry. Hydriz 04:46, 6 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral. I trust the user with GS tools, but I would like to see one content wiki sysopship. — Tanvir | Talk ] 05:17, 6 May 2011 (UTC) Symbol support vote.svg Aye per AGF. — Tanvir | Talk ] 03:59, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Weak support I see the opposers' points. In fact, I would support formally writing it into the rules that govern future candidacies, as it is for an RFA here on Meta. All that said, I don't see anything about the candidate that sways me to oppose other than lacking any local mops. Courcelles 05:21, 6 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. Per above. I would also like to see local adminship on a wiki before you are granted this flag. Sorry, FASTILY (TALK) 05:41, 6 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Sorry, I still find it difficult to decide what to do, although I collected some experience as admin before ... axpdeHello! 13:14, 6 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Again, would it be helpful if I made a page on which people could give me a scenario and I'd respond as to how I'd react to it (like they do for enwp RfAs basically). I could even give a few scenarios myself based on past experience. This really isn't a question of my not knowing how to click the delete/block button - If you really want proof of this, you can see my deletes on lego.wikia. I've been hesitant to use Wikia as a reference of experience because there are slightly different rules when it comes to block summaries, etc, there. This also isn't a question of me not knowing what to do in various situations - After almost two years of experience with the mop on Wikia wikis, I've seen basically everything that happens, from vandal bots to good contributors randomly vandalizing, then going back to being a good contributor. I would really appreciate the opportunity to prove this, and since I still have no plans on requesting adminship anywhere (going to a wiki just to request adminship raises large red flags with me), this might be a good way. Ajraddatz (Talk) 13:34, 6 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Question Question: I cannot find any userboxes where you tell us what languages you actually understand. So... what do you understand/read (other than English)? Seb az86556 16:02, 6 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    I have a very, very basic understanding of French, Italian and German, but I use Google Chrome's built in translator for reverting vandalism in other languages. Ajraddatz (Talk) 19:36, 6 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Google doesn't support most of the so-called smaller languages; are you planning on giving English-language block reasons and delete-reasons only? (or how will you find the correct reason from the drop-down-menu?) Seb az86556 03:10, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    I rarely revert on those wikis, and only if there is obvious vandalism (usually done in English, such as replacing a page with some English attack against something). I think that if it ever got down to requiring a block, I'd ask around and see if anyone could speak the language, and if not I'd block with an English summary. Ultimately, in a case like that, it's more important that the vandal gets stopped than for people to be able to immediately understand why. This is also a problem faced by most global sysops, I'd imagine, since nobody speaks all of the "smaller languages". Ajraddatz (Talk) 03:29, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    You've made your point. I suggest you seek some mentors; that being said >> Support (..and that's a rare !vote from me) Seb az86556 03:32, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support, if the user is more active in global maintenance why should get local sysop first? If anyone has doubt about how would he act in x situation, make that doubt a question for him. -- Màñü飆¹5 talk [es] 16:25, 6 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support. I personally don't see any need of local sysopship elsewhere for this user: he is globally trusted and has been doing a fine job as gr. Ruy Pugliesi 02:30, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Weak support I, too, would like to see this user as a sysop on at least one project before giving him global sysop rights. However, his track record and my own interactions with him lead me to think that he is sufficiently experienced in global countervandalism efforts and a trustworthy enough user to have global sysop. fetchcomms 03:44, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Weak support changed to weak support after reading some replies on comments. I know - as recent changes patroller - that the RfA progress on enwiki is really broken (oppose votes because of a name, in my opinion tha's a little odd). I can believe that your activity is on global countervandalism, so I changed to weak support. Good luck! TBloemink
  • Oppose strong moral support I trust the user, but experience as an admin is needed firsty! Come bqack after 6 months as an admin somewhere. All the best :) fr33kman 14:51, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    "experience as an admin is needed firsty" — you could change that to "I think" or "in my opinion". I've been trying to find some rule or regulation that makes prior local adminship mandatory. Maybe I missed it... could you give a link? Seb az86556 17:32, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    I think it's pretty clear that "... experience as an admin is needed ..." is an opinion: at no point did I say it was a rule. Stewards are entitled to opinions and to express them and talking in an RFGS is clearly opinion, closing it is when it becomes official. Hope that helps? :) fr33kman 18:45, 9 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Sure, it does help. I've just seen quite a few situations where some opinion morphed into a common way of handling things, morphed into a guideline per precedent, then morphed into a rule by custom... without anyone ever being able to backtrack how we got there. Seb az86556 20:20, 9 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, per Manuelt15. Savhñ 14:54, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment If you're not convinced that Ajraddatz will be a good GS, please read testwiki:User_talk:Ajraddatz#Scenario_for_testing_sysop_experience. I felt personally bad with the idea of giving tools to sb who's not sysop elsewhere in a first time, but now I'm sure we can trust him. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:33, 7 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    • Oppose Would like to see a sysop flag on a content project first. --WizardOfOz talk 20:19, 9 May 2011 (UTC) Waiting for an answer. --WizardOfOz talk 16:35, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose with the same train of thought as Fr33kman.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 20:44, 9 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Another comment. I really hate to be an active participant in any sort of vote which involves me, but I think that this needs to be said - I've commented before that I have admin experience elsewhere, but I haven't ever referenced it. This is because that all of that experience comes from Wikia, and quite often the wikis that I edit there have a more... relaxed environment with less policies and guidelines, and as such I felt that showing that as an example would be counterproductive. But, since it is clear that people want to see my experience as an admin, I'll provide it. One of the reasons that I don't request adminship on any Wikimedia wikis is because I already have a full caseload on Wikia, currently active on Brickipedia and the RuneScape Wiki primarily. I have had admin rights on the former for over a year now[1], and the latter for a few months[2]. On the RuneScape Wiki, I've performed over 450 blocks, 1,000 deletions and 79 page protections. Basically, I am familiar with how to use the tools. Beyond knowledge of the tools, global sysop really shouldn't require anything more from local adminship elsewhere. Global countervandalism is significantly different from being an admin on a local wiki - for one, the tools are usually only used for combating vandalism. Therefor, please check my global contribs for some indication of how I'd use the tools in global countervandalism. As I said above, I've never received any complaints about either reverting, requesting a block or a page deletion before. Please raise any such concerns if you find them. Also, looking at my contribs on either wiki you will observe that I maintain a far less professional outlook than I do here. That is only due to the more relaxed nature of those wikis, and does not have any bearing on my actions here.
    Beyond that, as I've said above, I have enough to work on in wikiland already, so no matter what the outcome of this request I won't be requesting local adminship on any wiki in the near future. If this request fails, that's fine by me (I don't see this as some amazingly important thing), but I do hope that some other candidates present themselves in the near future, since we really could use more global sysops. I personally don't understand why there is such a focus on local adminship for this group, especially since it "administrates" less users and pages than, say, an admin of enwp, but people are definitely entitled to their opinions.
    If you have any concerns with how I'd react in a situation, please ask me. I am more than willing to spend my time demonstrating to you that I have a clue, if you are willing to spend your time as well. Thanks, Ajraddatz (Talk) 05:38, 10 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes, I see you do very good work elsewhere, (and here for that matter) but my concerns with this request lie completely with MWF wikis. I just don't feel right granting the GS flag to a user who has not used the sysops flag on a MWF content wiki as of yet. Just something I don't feel comfortable with. I'm also a little concerned that you are to busy with Wikia to get around to becoming a local sysops, but feel you can handle the GS role. The later isn't a big issue, but it is really the lack of local sysops that makes me a tad uncomfortable. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 23:01, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Out of pure curiosity, why? The tools don't change going from Wikia to Wikimedia - I've checked, and they are all in the same place and do the same things. Also, global sysops shouldn't be involved in any sort of community decision on a local wiki, but rather to mindlessly delete spam and vandalism, and occasionally block those that cause it. So why then is local sysopness so mandatory? The only difference between Wikia and Wikimedia is the community stuff - working with the various policies, going through the necessary bureaucratic processes, etc - and that really isn't something that fits into the GS scope. Also, as I said above, in many ways GS is less of a "big deal" than local sysop is on, say, enwp or any other large wikis (not to say that adminship anywhere is a big deal), since GSes have their rights removed if they are inactive, and end up working with far less vandalism than an admin on enwp would anyways. The only difference is the language barrier, which I think I've shown doesn't impede my ability to perform these actions through my various reverts here. Ajraddatz (Talk) 23:21, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    "global sysops shouldn't be involved in any sort of community decision on a local wiki, but rather to mindlessly delete spam and vandalism, and occasionally block those that cause it" — kudos! This comment alone should have everyone immediately switch to "support". Ajraddatz knows exactly what he does and does not apply for. Seb az86556 01:19, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    There isn't any reason other than the one that I feel GS should have some previous sysops experience on a MWF wiki. That's all, really. It just makes sense in my mind that people who haven't had any sysops experience at all here shouldn't be given the sysops tool on many wikis. It's just a personal thing, nothing against Ajraddatz as an editor. If he does get GS I won't have an issue, however it just makes me a tad uncomfortable. Hopefully you can understand :) Good luck!--Gordonrox24 | Talk 01:39, 13 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Per this. This shows me that this user is able to act in a community even if he have no flag on a project. Handling of vandalism has been shown in link Quentinv57 give, the link above shows his ability to judge in one of hardest cases i know. So why not? His x-wiki work is ok, he knows the tools, and even if he don´t need it to do; he can act in disputes. Fine by me. --WizardOfOz talk 18:55, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Per this ;) --Ομιλία Sahim 12:20, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose per Barras. Also, Wikia =! Wikimedia, it simply does not work the same way. Diego Grez return fire 22:34, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    As you would find if you read what I said, only the tools are the same - the way they are used is different, and I am well aware of how to use them here. Ajraddatz (Talk) 22:50, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Meh, forget it. I've felt the pressure of "being hated" for not being "proper enough" for the job by some inept people. Complete support against the unfairness and wrongness in this voting and the general GS process. Diego Grez return fire 00:21, 16 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose per other concerns raised --Herby talk thyme 17:18, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Such as? what "other" concerns? Seb az86556 22:36, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support. Normally I'd be very uncomfortable given the lack of adminship on a WMF project (being an admin on a non-WMF wiki doesn't make a different to me), but the user is highly active and has shown the level of trust and persistence necessary for global sysop. He has a valid reason for not being a sysop on a local project, and a lot of global sysops (myself included) don't spend a lot of time on their home projects anyway after becoming globally involved , so it's not a huge concern for me. –Juliancolton | Talk 22:40, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
{{not done}}. No clear consensus, as a result not granted. Matanya 14:34, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Note: Decision changed, see below.
Does consensus now mean uniformity? Seb az86556 14:39, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I counted, 22 supports and 6 opposes. There is no condition that GS should have a sysopship on at least one WMF wiki. The people who raised their concerns here, also trust the user, and several users changed their votes to support. Can't we say assume good faith (I am aware of the opposes of significant minority though)? — Tanvir | Talk ] 15:11, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Apparently, we can't. Instead we need to insist on Operation Bullshit. Seb az86556 15:14, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Just noting: We don't necessarily simply count votes and see if the user reached xy percent. At least I read the comments and weight them to make a decision. In such cases the closing steward should of course explain their decision. -Barras 15:41, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

To be honest, this decision does not make much sense to me, particularly because of a lack of explanation by the closing steward. From what I see, the primary reason cited by the users who have opposed is the fact that the candidate is not a sysop in any Wikimedia project, but several others have stated that they believe that not being a sysop in a WMF project is not a very big issue, seeing that the candidate knows how to use the tools and has a valid reason for asking for the tools. For me, at least, there is consensus to promote, but of course, I might be biased as I have supported this request. But I'd urge the closing steward to provide a rationale for closing this request as unsuccessful as otherwise it is quite confusing for everybody. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:37, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

As Pmlineditor, I would also like to see a explanation from closing steward. IMO there is a clear consensus, because there is no policy which says that someone need to be a sysop to get this flag granted. There is a proof that he can use the buttons, and even if he never need to do it; to act in dispute with a reasonable explanation. Furthermore, I would say that there is a consensus that sysopship is not needed for GS role. --WizardOfOz talk 17:04, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I also wouldn't mind an explaination. Looking at the original GS proposal, a request needs 75% to pass - this has 79% if I counted correctly. But, of course, this isn't a straight vote - nor should it be. Arguments should be carefully weighed by the closing steward, and the final decision should be well explained. I'd also like to see that explaination. From what I've read, it seems that while a lot of people would prefer me to have local admin experience, a vast majority trust me with the tools anyways - even quite a few of the people opposing. Anyways, I await the explaination. Ajraddatz (Talk) 18:14, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry for late explanation, some sudden rush in real life. As I understand the votes and comments, Ajraddatz is a trusted user and I think so too. Though, If we look carefully in the mainstream oppose, we find the main problem is the lack of local sysop. The local sysop flag helps understanding how a community reacts towards sysop actions. As I weigh the comments I've seen it is a main issue. Hence if other stewards find I'm wrong,the decision may be turned over. And one word to Ajraddatz - I think you are a great user,I'm really sorry for late explanation and if I hearted you, I sincerely apologize. best Matanya 18:44, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
That may be what you believe, but it's by no means the opinion of the majority here. I think this is an easy promotion, but then again I'm biased since I voted. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:47, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry Matanya but i think that you didn´t understand the votes and comments. Mainstream is that the opposers would like to see sysop flag, but the supporters have no problem with someone who don´t have a flag. And the majority are supporters. Also, there is no requirement to have sysop flag first. --WizardOfOz talk 18:54, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. Thanks you WizardOfOz, I really didn't understand it right. granted. good luck Ajraddatz Matanya 19:12, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your reconsideration. --WizardOfOz talk 19:33, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Good call. Seb az86556 20:24, 17 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for reconsideration. :) — Tanvir | Talk ] 06:32, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global sysop for Wikitanvir

Hi, I would like to have global sysop tools. I do cross-wiki works continuously, and currently a global rollbacker. I am quite familiar with sysop tools as I am one on Bengali Wikipedia and Wiktionary, Commons, and here on [[:|Meta]]. I do nominate pages for deletions where there is no or fewer that 2 active sysops, and also ask for local blocks. With global sysop tools I can do that all by myself. Also I am willing to take care of others' requests as well. I am easily reachable as I am available on many Wikimedia IRC channels. Thanks for your consideration. — Tanvir | Talk ] 14:45, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support Support You meet the above requirement of being a sysop on a content project, and you are a really active user. --FalconL ?! 14:53, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, absolutely. Active and trustworthy crosswiki contributor. Jafeluv 14:54, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Of course ! per very good work on CVN and personal trust. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:58, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Support. He is very useful and he needs permissions to do what he already does. --Millosh 15:14, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Certainly. Trusted, active and experienced, will do well. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 15:42, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support why not?!--Ομιλία Sahim 15:46, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, of course - Hoo man (talk) 16:18, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Sure --WizardOfOz talk 16:23, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support No doubt about it. Trijnstel 16:49, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, no reason why not. Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:58, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, trustable user. Savhñ 19:09, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, yes! Another user I will be able to get to clean backlogs! :) The Helpful One 19:11, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Ditto. 19:22, 11 May 2011 (UTC) Elfix 19:23, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support logical choice, and more GS' are sorely needed. Courcelles 23:12, 11 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support absolutely. Grunny (talk) 00:20, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Support Matanya 05:25, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support- very active in our Bengali wiki project, and other Wikimedia. Jayantanth 06:00, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support mickit 07:34, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Yup, trusted user and an active vandal fighter. Theo10011 10:54, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • surely won't break the buttons. --თოგო (D) 11:20, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support হ্যাঁ. Of course! :) Béria Lima msg 12:33, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support SupportDerHexer (Talk) 12:34, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support axpdeHello! 14:09, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - useful --Herby talk thyme 15:57, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Why not? -FASTILY (TALK) 22:28, 12 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support MoiraMoira 14:28, 13 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • of course :) --Jan eissfeldt 17:29, 13 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Vibhijain 17:35, 13 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support 'Support' Yeah, I know him, He is eligible for this permission. --ebraminiotalk 08:42, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong support. Globally trusted user and very active as global rollbacker. Ruy Pugliesi 17:48, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support 'Support' Why not? –BruTe talk 19:04, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • 'Support Support': Having known his work as an admin in Bengali Wikipedia, I am confident that Wikitanvir is a very competent and trustworthy global admin. --Ragib 06:08, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - Seeing as I've promoted him to adminship on two projects, I'm familiar with and impressed by his work throughout Wikimedia. –Juliancolton | Talk 22:33, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done The discussion stopped 3 days ago and there is an obvious consensus. Ruslik 07:35, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks to everyone for their trusts! — Tanvir | Talk ] 07:46, 18 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Global sysop for Teles

Hi. I'm requesting this tool because, after a few time of crosswiki vandalism combat, I believe I can help a bit more. On february, the community granted me the global rollbacker flag. Since then, I am still active on this job. I think the permissions I will use more would be "delete" and "block". I mark pages to deletion and, when suitable, I list them on "Steward requests/Speedy deletions/Bot-reported". With the tool I still would keep only marking pages, since most of them have to be deleted by local sysops, but in some cases I will delete them by myself according to global sysop scope. The blocking permission is commonly less needed, but there are ocasions that users keep vandalizing even after a few warnings. When it happens, I have to report to stewards or global sysops on IRC channels. I understand that this tool should be used carefully and only when there is no local users to do it in time. I have some experience with sysop tools. I am sysop on Portuguese Wikipedia since january 2009 and most recently on Strategy wiki. I will answer any question somebody might want to make and respect the decision. Thanks.” Teles (Talk @ C S) 06:48, 13 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Comment Comment. I tried to usurp a year ago. The account is not active, but has more than 600 edits and the request was denied, which is comprehensible. If it is a problem, it is ok for me to rename.” Teles (Talk @ C S) 23:51, 13 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Ah well... I see that Greek has opted out, so it's not that big of a deal; I'd just hate to see some unknown person wake up to "hey new buttons! I wonder what those are for..." Seb az86556 00:11, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
AFAIK global rights only work on unified accounts, not unrelated accounts which simply happen to have the same name. Jafeluv 00:21, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I'd feel more comfortable if the Greek account is usurped. Teles will have sysop access to Greek wikibooks, Greek wikinews, Greek wikiquote, Greek wikisource, Greek wikiversity and Greek wiktionary, and might be mistaken for el:User:Teles ... axpdeHello! 12:38, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Me too, but the account won't be usurped unfortunately. Despite inactive, it has more than 600 edits as said above. If it is a real problem, I will rename my account (possibly to my previous and real name: Lucas Teles). I guess we should wait for the result of this request and rename only if approved. Although I really want to keep my name, I won't make it an impediment. Thanks for pointing it out.” Teles (Talk @ C S) 22:28, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
It could be easier and as effective if you just explicitly state that Teles on elwiki isn't connected. I've observed others with common usernames who have a similar problem (usually on a big wiki like el, which probably doesn't entail as much crosswiki work due to the size of the local community) - the fix might be to create another account specifically for that site, but not necessarily rename all the other accounts. I personally don't see an issue with it. -- Mentifisto 22:45, 14 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Consensus has been reached. Ruslik 05:42, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Great. Thanks everyone.” Teles (Talk @ C S) 10:37, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global editinterface permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Zuohaocheng

Because of the en:Internet censorship in the People's Republic of China and en:Great Firewall of China, I can't access to Wikimedia Projects directly from time to time. Unfortunately, the proxy I used is in the Global IP blacklist, it's really inconvenient to contribute in projects other than Chinese, thanks, --Zuohaocheng 08:23, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Valid reason, granted. Matanya 08:27, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]