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Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Mark91

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

I seldom come across cross-wiki vandals or spammers during my activities (mainly on where I am a sysop and and where I have rollback rights). Global rollback would make it easier for me to revert edits more efficiently. Important note: I am not part of SWMT nor I intend to be. If you feel this is necessary for GR, then please go ahead and oppose this request. I just feel I could save some time by having the tool and it would turn out useful for the community. Thanks for your consideration, --Mark91it's my world 17:59, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support Support--Vituzzu (talk) 17:59, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • So on which wikis would you want to make use of GR then if you already have local rollback access on your three main wikis? --MF-W 18:03, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    Well, e.g. commons, species,, ... where I have undone edits already though I do not have local access to rollback. --Mark91it's my world 18:21, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral Not sure if this is a valid reason to use GR and you're not active enough for it either imho. Trijnsteltalk 18:05, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Taking this rather simply but with 44 edits on Commons I'd probably not be that happy with you having rollback there. Work on projects more - then ask - thanks --Herby talk thyme 18:31, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • &  outside of the scope of the global rollback policy. Please note users must be demonstrably active in cross-wiki countervandalism or anti-spam activities (for example, as active members of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team) and make heavy use of revert on many wikis. and per Herby. Snowolf How can I help? 18:39, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Actually it was my fault. Watching his interest in crossreverting spambots (namely the evil xrumers) I gave him an half-suggestion to ask for GR. --Vituzzu (talk) 18:56, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Comment Comment I like the idea, and it would be welcome. I think that a combination of SWMT, and/or assisting with COIBot would both be beneficial start. — billinghurst sDrewth 19:26, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I also think this is a valid usage of GR; it would just be necessary that the user is active (reverting) on multiple wikis beforehand; just like we also want it for the "typical SWMT GR requesters". --MF-W 21:39, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
The user's stated intention of using it on major wikis where there are local rollback permissions coupled with the lack of what I would describe as heavy use of revert on many wikis do not make me thing it is a request that falls within the scope of the policy. Specifically, the heavy use is a policy requirement rather than a personal idea, tho what is heavy use is left to one's discretion and opinion. SWMT is not a requirement nor has it ever been, the heavy use part is. To me, a couple of reverts every few months suggest that installing a js script is more than sufficient, and there's no need for this permission. Snowolf How can I help? 21:51, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Snowolf. --Rschen7754 22:32, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Herby. I would like to see more crosswiki contribs. --Wiki13 talk 22:36, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per above --Cyrfaw (Talk) 02:25, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Snowolf.--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:32, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per all above--Morning Sunshine (talk) 10:32, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Snowolf --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:21, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Vote of confidence and encouragement, for all the very good job he has done on it.wikipedia so far (and will do). If he is interested in cross-wiki activity then he just need some more experience becoming a SWMT member and reverting spam as he already deal with on en/it wiki. Otherwise, as Snowolf suggested, he can install Twinkle globally and, from now on, operate with that tool. I know it's not so fast, but works sufficiently well. --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 13:20, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral User is obviously trusted, and bet they'd be able to click [rollback] properly in other languages. At the same time, the user has not made heavy use of undo. Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:34, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Wiki13. --Stryn (talk) 17:46, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support You don't need to be a member of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team to get GR. This user is trusted enough to click [rollback] but I would like to see more cross-wiki reverts/undos. πr2 (tc) 17:50, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral I wouldn't support, because of limited cross wiki reverts, but according to what I'm seeing, the user is trusted. As PiRSquared17 mentioned, being in the SWMT is no prerequisite of becoming a global rollbacker, so...  Hazard-SJ  ✈  21:52, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral. I think your contributions are fantastic, but I don't think your reasoning is sufficient. I'm hugely in favour of making access to global rollback more easily available, because I don't think it's that big a deal, even on a global level. That's just my opinion. However, I don't think this is the right way to go about it; I do think there should be some boundaries, and making a request pointedly stating that you have no wish to work in counter-vandalism is a bit of a deal-breaker for me. Sorry. PeterSymonds (talk) 22:00, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral -- Trusted user, but lack of cross-wiki contributions for now. Wagino 20100516 (talk) 16:53, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done No consensus to grant the global rollback flag yet. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:10, 5 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for Meisam

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My first contribution was 1 Oct 2004 (by User:میثم in fa.wikipedia) which I later used its Latin transcription User:Meisam. I'm sysop on fa.wikipedia since Feb 2009, and I'm also Image-reviewer, filemover, patroller and rollbacker in Wikimedia commons. I have a global interwiki bot.

I'm usually watching #cvn-wp-fa in which CVTBot7 (with some minor tweaks [1] [2]) monitors changes in all Persian language projects. Having a global roleback permission will greatly help me (with my slow internet connection) to fight vandalism. I'll definitely use it to revert clearly vandalizing edits according to policy, and I don't intend to use it in any languages I can't fully understand. Thanks for your consideration. -- Meisam (talk) 13:33, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support Support active, trusted and determined, would be an asset on the team Mardetanha talk 13:43, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose I've checked your global contribs, and I found some recent ones but they were changes related to Commons images. I didn't see much reverts or cross-wiki work against vandalism or spam. Normally I would have voted neutral based on this reason, but the recent decision to give only global status to people who really need it force me to oppose at this stage. That said, if you're interested in fighting against vandalism, I strongly recommand you to join the Small Wiki Monitoring Team and to re-apply for global rollback in a few months of activity. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:31, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral Agreed with Quentinv57, but I don't know you well enough to support or oppose. Please continue helping though; we appreciate that! Trijnsteltalk 21:02, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral Well, I think just using it on fa.* projects might be too limited a scope for GR (rollback on 715 wikis to use it on a few is quite limited). Since you are/were in #cvn-sw and you joined the SWMT, I recommend you wait a little after your first day to get GR (although being a member of the SWMT is no requirement for GR). I recommend you install my global version of AzaToth (et al.)'s Twinkle. It lets you revert vandalism edits (or provide more easily an edit summary for reverting non-vandalism edits). πr2 (tc) 21:12, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral. I don't want to oppose this, but I do agree with PiRSquared17. --Wiki13 talk 21:33, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral You have very great experience, but I recommend you to make make cross-wiki work, then come back in a few months. --Cyrfaw (Talk) 01:46, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral per Trijnstel--Steinsplitter (talk) 16:33, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Regretful oppose per above. With a bit more experience I would have no problem supporting the next request in a month or two. Ajraddatz (Talk) 20:01, 5 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral -- With no comment, I'm sorry. Wagino 20100516 (talk) 14:15, 8 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done, there is no consensus in granting the GR permission, but do feel free to come back a bit later! --Bencmq (talk) 05:08, 9 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for संतोष दहिवळ

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I am operating bot account with the username SantoshBot mainly for interwiki links. My bot have flags on +40 wikis. For this interwiki link purpose i am visiting most of wikis recent changes, that time i noticed many edits from IP addreses are vandalism edits so i need global rollback rights for reverting such edits. Another good thing for me that i have well knowledge of Devnagari script and most of Indic wikis use this script. So kindly grant me permission for global rollback. -संतोष दहिवळ (talk) 17:39, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Oppose Weak oppose Per crossactivity you weren't that active recently. I wish to see more reverts in the affected wikis before granting the tools. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 17:45, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • As per the policy, "For consideration, users must be demonstrably active in cross-wiki countervandalism or anti-spam activities", Per cross wiki edits i don't see cross wiki any reverts or undo's. In my opinion please join in SWMT or use Twinkle globally --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:59, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose weak I agree with Shanmugam and Vogone above. πr2 (tc) 18:08, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per above.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:29, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose I agree with Vogone. I don't really see any controbutions regarding reverting vandalism. The only edits made crosswiki are mainly the creation of userpages. I want to advise you, like Vogone also did, to join in SWMT or use Twinkle globally for the time being. --Wiki13 talk 18:44, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral, leaning to oppose. While I agree that it's useful to have someone speaking Indic languages as GR, crosswiki activity is important too. Trijnsteltalk 22:01, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Per above --cyrfaw (talk) 02:12, 21 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Per above --DJ EV (talk) 13:28, 21 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Shanmugamp7--Steinsplitter (talk) 17:21, 21 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Not done at this time, but thank you for volunteering your services! Please consider the feedback and reapply at a later date. PeterSymonds (talk) 17:41, 21 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for shanmugamp7

Hi everyone, I'm Shanmugam. As a SWMT member, I've been active in global counter vandalism and spam removal work and GS would be more helpful for that. I'm already a global rollbacker and sysop on Tamil Wikipedia and Mediawikiwiki. Thanks--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 15:55, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Global sysop for Vogone

Hi! I'm Vogone and a SWMT member. I'd like to apply for global sysop access because It would improve my ability to help maintain and protect small wikis. I'm currently a global rollbacker and temporary sysop on wikidatawiki, where I gained some experiences with the tools. I will always respect the local communities and their decisions and won't try to override them. Thanks in advance, Vogone (talk) 04:39, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global editinterface permissions

Global editinterface for Rzuwig

I would like to translate MediaWiki namespace on en, de, ru and smaller projects. I am an administrator on Wikidata and Testwiki. I was translated many items (example) and I would like to have access to translate on another projects. I am also translator on (contribs). --Rzuwig 13:10, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support Support He is very trusted user. Karol007 15:53, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment Comment The user is definitely trusted but I have doubts whether this requests is in scope of global editinterface. Translations of messages which are used globally should be made on TWN and not every wiki has even locally used messages. Additionally, Rzuwig doesn't know every language used on WMF projects and would probably act on very few wikis. In my opinion it would be better to ask a local sysop of the specific wiki if a local translation to Polish is needed. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 16:56, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    • In fact, I don't know every language, but I want to translate local messages that there are not on TWN. If language will be too difficult I will be not translate. Rzuwig 17:06, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
      • Whoever claims they know each language? We are all rather limited, usually to a max of 2-3 languages we feel comfortable in, comfy enough to edit some sensitive stuff. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 18:58, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
        • The point is that global editinterface wasn't made for translations. is our wiki for globally used messages and en, de and ru projects are big enough to manage that at their own. Everything, except a few local gadgets have to be translated on TWN. If you think a gadget has to be translated just ping a local sysop. You'll probably get even trouble if you edit mw namespace without being local sysop on e. g. dewiki. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 20:40, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Alan ffm (talk) 22:01, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • As a holder and regular user of this right I can certainly say that this is totally out of it's scope and shouldn't be done. Translations should happen on translatewiki PERIOD. If you get this right and start translating on local wikis it will certainly harm the reputation of the other users which then might make it harder for users like me to do valid changes using the rights. Therefore I Oppose strongly oppose this request as it's not only out of scope but might negatively affect other users. Global editinterface is a very strong group of rights and should only be given to very few users as abusing it (in the "right" way) can lead to damage similar to abusing a steward or staff account. - Hoo man (talk) 00:12, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment: there's nothing on enwiki that needs translating to enwiki, I would think. Likewise I believe dewiki can hold its own and historically they prolly wouldn't want people translating there when they aren't admin anyway. Snowolf How can I help? 00:36, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment Comment Maybe I am missing the bleeding obvious, but I am struggling to see what things that you would be looking to do, maybe some examples would be helpful. From my viewpoint [en] doesn't need translation (things are in English) and I would have thought that the bulk of [de] sites would have matters translated. So I am not seeing the reasons for the wish for the access. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:05, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    • If I am on de wiki and I have turn on Polish language, I see some messages in German, ex. gadgets. I translated this gadgets on Wikidata (link), and now all polish users can read it in Polish, not English. I want to do the same work on others wiki. Rzuwig 08:58, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
      • Why would a user that does not understand English spend so much time on English Wikipedia such that he would need to use gadgets? Wikidata and Commons are multilingual projects. Obviously not the case for Wikipedias and similar projects. --Bencmq (talk) 11:04, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose - Sorry but this request is outside the scope of global editinterface rights (cfr. Hoo_man above). MediaWiki should be translated at betawiki. Customization of some of such MediaWiki messages it's up to the needs of a project. I'd not be confortable giving editinterface for this purposes. Thanks. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 01:02, 5 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Hoo Man.--Steinsplitter (talk) 14:02, 5 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Off topic: And that is indeed the issue: Commons admins have to fulfill hordes of edit requests, the Commons community declined a local editinterface and I am tired wasting my time doing so for trusted users (but who are not experienced enough for the sysop bit). It's a pity that MediaWiki does not distinguish between scripts and translations. All goes into the same namespace. And this system of distrust-by-default is bugging me. -- Rillke (talk) 21:22, 6 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Closing as X mark.svg Not done as there is no consensus that the intended use of this permission would be a good thing. Ruslik (talk) 19:18, 8 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Freddy00

Hi, my English is bad, but I want to work from the school in the DE-WP, but the school address ( is Blocked. In addition I use in future UMTS. Could someone to the IP block exceptions add me? < /br> German: Hallo, mein Englisch ist schlecht, aber ich möchte von der Schule in der DE-WP arbeiten, aber die Schuladresse (‏) ist geperrt. Zudem werde ich zuküntig UMTS nutzen. Könnte mich jemand zu den IP-Sperren-Ausnahmen hinzufügen?, thanks, --Freddy00 (talk) 11:38, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The IP-address is locally blocked on de.wikipedia, so you have to bring this to de.wikipedia to be solved. The block of the IP-address is anonymous only, so you can login with your account from that IP-address. -- Tegel (Talk) 13:45, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for Auntof6

Since I've been editing from my new tablet computer (a Kindle Fire HD), I sometimes get caught by global IP blocks. Sometimes it happens after I've already made a few edits. I'd like to be exempt so that this won't keep happening. thanks, --Auntof6 (talk) 13:50, 5 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Can you post the exact block message that you saw. Ruslik (talk) 17:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I'll try. It's hard to copy and paste from the Kindle. I do know there were at least 2 different IP addresses. I'll see if I can get two. Stand by. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:15, 5 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
OK, here's one:
You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
Your IP address has been blocked on all wikis.
The block was made by Trijnstel ( The reason given is Cross-wiki spam: Amazon Web Services - Service has been used for trojan/spam attacks - Little or no good edits - Please email if you are affected by this block.
Start of block: 08:31, 24 December 2011
Expiry of block: infinite
You can contact Trijnstel to discuss the block. You cannot use the "E-mail this user" feature unless a valid e-mail address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make.
Hope this helps. I'll continue trying to get the other IP address. I think I get the other one more often, and it gives a different user to contact. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:23, 5 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 16:47, 6 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 20:12, 6 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Its the IP Adress from my vserver which I use to do SocksoverSSH to Surfin public Wlans or on restrictive company webs --PhilmacFLy (talk) 12:11, 8 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

moved request as IP address part of /17 block. Special:PermanentLink/4995567billinghurst sDrewth 13:38, 8 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done, user range checked — billinghurst sDrewth 13:41, 8 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for m13253


I found that my IP address 2606:df00:3::1c2b:4a69 is blocked. The block applied to 2606:df00::/32 and was done by User:Vituzzu. It says that the IP address has something to do with open proxy, but I do not have any open proxies. Maybe the ban to someone else affected me.

The IP address is an IP from Hostigation, a VPS provider. I usually 'ssh -D' to my server and get a stable connection to Wikipedia (The connection to Wikipedia, as well as some other sites such as Google, Facebook and, is sometimes interrupted due to Internet censorship in China, so that I really have to tunnel my Internet connections through SSH). Only myself use this server and I can keep my server safe.

I contribute to mainly wikipedia-zh, as well as a little bit wikibooks-zh and wikipedia-en. My account itself has never been banned.

I myself was not much seriously affected and I can just 'ssh -D' into another server I have in order to visit Wikipedia; however, the range of the ban is so large (it's a /32 subnet!) that many more innocent people like me may be affected.

I wish that Wikipedia can give me a reasonable reason that why these IPs are banned and whether an exception for my IP can be set.

Thank you.

M13253 (talk) 11:31, 31 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Comment Comment I have granted local exempt on zhwp. Edits outside of zhwp is very few. --Bencmq (talk) 05:10, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Comment Comment I know, but why wp bans such a huge IP range? Are they all so-called "open proxies"? --M13253 (talk) 05:50, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
For a variety of reasons (chiefly spam and ban evasion), we apply wide rangeblocks on ranges belonging to host farms and stuff like that. Snowolf How can I help? 12:00, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
As far as I know, my server has two IPs, IPv4 and IPv6. the IPv6 is banned by wp, but the IPv4 is not. I can still edit wp using the IPv4 address. So this cannot stop from the (possibly) spamming. Can you give me a good explanation? --M13253 (talk) 15:31, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
We can't possibly ban all proxies, all webhosts and all spammers. w:WP:OTHERTHINGSEXIST. Though my colleagues may be interested in blocking those IPv4 addresses depending on the exact circumstances. I'm not an expert in that area. --Bencmq (talk) 07:04, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Comment Comment First I will show the news today: China has banned Wikipedia for a short of time.[1][2] This means that people in China (including me), can not get on Wikipedia as easy as before. Most of us will need a proxy to access Wikipedia. So what is the best solution, which helps us users as well as protects wp's servers? (Yeah I know that those spammers and abusers are really annoying, however we Chinese need Wikipedia...). So I hope that wp can consider it carefully, thanks. --M13253 (talk) 13:35, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
If we are going back to the original topic, that example is irrelevant, we are very lenient in granting local block exempt on Chinese Wikipedia. Also https was always fine. There is always a trade-off between collateral damage and spam control. I'm confident that my colleagues consider them carefully. --Bencmq (talk) 13:42, 4 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, then mark it to 'not done', please. I am persuaded by you. Thanks. --M13253 (talk)
X mark.svg Not done other solutions provided, no further progress. Please create a new request or reopen this if necessary. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:09, 17 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for Humilis

My IP-number is banned on some sites, that is because I'm using a VPN-connection, I was banned in Sweden during a few days, but Swedish Wikipedia then allowed it, it would be great if you removed the rest, thanks, --Humilis (talk) 03:20, 17 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The block is a range block, though set for anonymous only (IPs). If you login you should be able to edit without issue. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:14, 17 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]