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Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Miguel2706

I am Spanish wikipedia reversor longtime. I work on several projects and I watch constantly many Wikimedia Wikis. I love to have this flag to work more in small wikis and revert many vandalisms. ‎Miguel2706 20:44, 1 November 2013

  • Hola, Miguel, thank you for your interest in helping out with the small wiki monitoring! I'd advise gaining some more experience first, because fighting vandalism in a language you don't understand (which happens very often for SWMT participants, I can tell) is quite different from fighting vandalism in your first or second language. You might be interested in User:Snowolf/How to globally Twinkle, which explains how to use the countervandalism tool Twinkle for your cross-wiki work. Good luck, and please don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any. Mathonius (talk) 20:57, 1 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Mathonius - global Twinkle is a good first substitute.--Jasper Deng (talk) 23:09, 1 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 23:18, 1 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • It seems you've already figured out how to make global userpages (although you forgot the "#default" in the switch statement), so I recommend you use Twinkle for now. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:55, 1 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Please become active crosswiki first. --MF-W 15:06, 2 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral - In your contributions across all Wikimedia wikis, I can not find a revert of vandalism. If I am wrong, could you please provide a diff as an example? Southparkfan 00:53, 3 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Sorry, but I have to agree with above comments. You have not been reverting enough vandalism to be granted this and scripts to install on WMF sites would be a good idea to continue this activity. --~ curtaintoad ~~ talk ~ 10:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Mathonius. Trijnsteltalk 12:12, 3 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose, per Mathonius. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 20:10, 3 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Mathonius. Yeah you really need more experience. Sorry this time.. :-(--Pratyya (Hello!) 13:12, 4 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral per above. Unfortunately your edit count in different wikis is quite low. Get more experience and I will support you in your future request. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 18:46, 4 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done no consensus, seems advice to is get the experience first, then return and request the permission. — billinghurst sDrewth 02:44, 10 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for JurgenNL

I am a sysop on nl-wiki since March 2013 and a few months ago I joined SWMT. I also follow up crosswiki vandals (spam, vandalism only accounts, cross wiki schools) to revert all edits. Global rollback would make my maintenance work much easier helping out keeping Wikipedia in order everywhere. Kind regards, JurgenNL (talk) 16:13, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support Support - trusted colleague and knows what he is doing. MoiraMoira (talk) 16:14, 11 November 2013 (UTC) striked-through, see below[reply]
  • Support Support Jij bent een zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam Nederlander :p Vogone talk 16:27, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support very active nlwiki admin and OTRS volunteer and will surely make good use of the GR rights. Trijnsteltalk 16:46, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - I have nothing to add to the votes above. — TBloemink talk 16:49, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Sure. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:11, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Great administrator, great OTRS-member. He is thrusthworthy and he knows what he is doing. Natuur12 (talk) 19:10, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Rschen7754 19:52, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support per above --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:06, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support, good work. --Stryn (talk) 20:09, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - One of the best admins on nlwiki, very trusted user and not someone that is requesting global rollback because then you have a lot of rights on all wiki's. You have my full support. Face-smile.svg Southparkfan 20:40, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support of course. I don't have anything to add. --Wiki13 talk 21:03, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • &  Only sparse SWMT activity is known to me. --MF-W 22:17, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --~ curtaintoad ~~ talk ~ 05:21, 12 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Yeah.--Pratyya (Hello!) 05:27, 12 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 06:33, 12 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 12:39, 12 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Trusted user and sysop on - FakirNL (talk) 17:09, 12 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral I appreciate your work, but I have to agree with MF-Warburg. Among your global contributions (excluding those on your main wiki's), there are currently only sixty reverts of vandalism since you've joined the SWMT. In my opinion, this doesn't constitute "making heavy use of revert" (see the global rollback policy). I would've supported this request if you had more experience fighting vandalism in languages you don't understand, but I think you've requested this flag too early. Mathonius (talk) 19:14, 12 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    • Changed from opposed to neutral: global rollback will surely come in handy for you. Mathonius (talk) 14:56, 13 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - trusted colleague and knows what he is doing. Will use the tool wisely and will enable him to do more good work in an easier way. MoiraMoira (talk) 16:14, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Why not? -FASTILY 09:37, 13 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support OK --►Cekli829 19:27, 15 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 19:33, 15 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support as GR will allow him to revert vandalism/spam edits more easily. Hope that you will be more active in SWMT work. Cheers, Glaisher [talk] 08:08, 16 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done consensus it to award rights — billinghurst sDrewth 14:46, 17 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you for voting and the confidence. JurgenNL (talk) 15:06, 17 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for 분당선M

Hello? I am DangSunM from Korean wikipedia(rollbacker). I also admin in ko.wikinews and wikidata. and joined SWMT in this year and did some cross-wiki activities from few month ago. I experiencing many vandalism now will be hard to rollback using undo I think, so I request global rollback permissions. Thanks,--DangSunM (talk) 16:23, 25 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Weak Oppose, you have not been very active what I can see from the edits. I would expect some more activity. --Stryn (talk) 16:44, 25 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose - You are not very active in cross-wiki work. But however thanks for your work. Face-smile.svg Southparkfan 19:18, 25 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Well, after waiting seven minutes for GUC to load... not now. The user can be trusted with this group, but there are examples of recent mistakes which lead me to suggest using undo or twinkle for a while longer, and gaining some more experience reverting across language barriers. Ajraddatz (Talk) 20:32, 25 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for all opinions and suggestions. I withdrawn the request.--DangSunM (talk) 23:16, 25 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for Rschen7754

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

Hi! I would like access to the GS toolset to be able to delete spambot and test pages instead of simply tagging them, as well as blocking spambots and fast-moving vandals, especially on the wikis with few or zero active admins. I have been a member of the m:SWMT since January and have made at least one countervandalism edit to over 300 wikis. I did manually create my userpage and common.js file on all wikis. I have been an admin on the English Wikipedia since 2005, am an admin and oversighter at Wikidata, and also hold adminship here on Meta and a few other places, so I know how to use the tools. I have never run for any global rights before. Thanks for your consideration! --Rschen7754 02:57, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support. Very experienced with the administrator toolset, knowledgeable about policies and an active, helpful user. I think you should request GR rights to complement the GS flag. LlamaAl (talk) 03:04, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose weak oppose I'd recommend, personally, that you get GR first.--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:10, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    • Well, last month someone did pass without GR: Steward requests/Global permissions/2013-09#Global sysop for Wim b though of course you are still welcome to oppose if you believe that is an issue. --Rschen7754 03:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
      • Usually GS for this purpose would require substantial experience with GR - that case was exceptional because of its rationale.--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:18, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
        • Well, I have global Twinkle installed on all wikis, so I'm not sure what the difference is for the purposes of GS. --Rschen7754 03:34, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
        • @Jasper Deng: What makes you think that the rationale of Wim b's request was different? In both cases, I see SWMT members who are fighting against spam page creation and thus requesting GS access. Vogone talk 11:48, 30 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Sure. Legoktm (talk) 03:22, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - While I do think some experience with global rollback would be nice, I can't say I see any reason not to trust Rschen with the global sysop toolset. He's very active in fighting vandalism globally and knows how to use the sysop toolset to the advantage of SWMT. The preceding unsigned comment was added by TCN7JM (talk • contribs) LlamaAl (talk) 03:33, 22 October 2013 (UTC).[reply]
  • Support Support. Good admin on English Wikipedia and helpful member of SWMT. Fine with me. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 04:32, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • &  Very good. From what I know, he will be able to use the tools properly and be responsible to suggestions for improvement. Also I oppose "cursus honorum" ideas. --MF-W 07:21, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Will be a valuable and hardworking addition to the GS team and we can always use more help! Trijnsteltalk 10:11, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support I think Rschen7754 is well-suited for GS and would be extra helpful with those tools. Aude (talk) 12:02, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Why not? --by ReviDiscussSUL Info at 12:09, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Per Hym411. --Wiki13 talk 13:47, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support I personally talked with this user. His talking to newbies or help needed users is just great. He is always there to help. Now he is admin at en wiki, meta wiki, wikidata wiki etc. I've seen his work. It's perfect. So I have really no rason to oppose Rschen7754 in my mind, bag or account. So I'll surely Support this user. Go on. You were mopping WP editing floors on en wiki, wikidata, meta etc. Now I can't wait to see you moping the global floors Face-tongue.svg.--Pratyya (Hello!) 13:58, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • {{oppose| {{{2}}} }} He does good work on his projects. I think he can be extremely helpful. I just think there is a not ready issue, and would like to see Global Rollback first. Also, [1] and [2] concerns me. --LauraHale (talk) 14:06, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    How are these two "concerns" even slightly related to his work on small wikis? Regards, Vogone talk 16:02, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Experienced member of SWMT and experienced with the sysop tools as well. Furthermore he's usually online when most global sysops (& stewards) are not there. --Glaisher [talk] 14:58, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Sure --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:01, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose The concerns raised at the en.wp CU discussion don't recommend the candidate as the sort of uncontroversial, even-tempered person one wants as a global sysop, and the other link above re private information in conjunction with the CU candidacy is noteworthy. --Pi zero (talk) 15:17, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    • You have to put that into perspective, however - nowadays it's harder to get adminship on en.wikipedia than it is to get steward, and I was told after the fact by a member of the Committee that many people submitted comments supporting my candidacy in private, to the arbcom-en-c list. Due to the nature of en.wikipedia adminship, the longer that you have been an admin there, and the more active you are as an admin there, the number of enemies that you tend to make naturally increases (I had the longest tenure as an admin out of all the CU/OS candidates). Finally, candidates go through rigorous screening (including a 20+ questionnaire), and the final voting is done by the Committee; people with 100% public support have failed in the past. As far as the private information issue, I don't understand; several stewards signed that too, and GS is not a position requiring identification to the Foundation. --Rschen7754 16:47, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
      • The longer one has been an admin, the more enemies one gets? That has to be true to some degree of (almost) any admin, but how fast they accumulate, adjusted for relative admin activity, can vary hugely between individuals. Nor are all individual criticisms qualitatively equal. (I was bemused to read in the recent OECD report on adult proficiency that they place assessment of the relative credibility of sources in the top level of literacy, ascribed to about 1% of the population; that sort of assessment being a normal part of Wikinews synthesis work and, I would think, higher-level Wikipedian work as well.) --Pi zero (talk) 20:56, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • &  Rschen is an excellent candidate, he is daily in #wikimedia-stewards reporting cross-wiki spammers and LTAs as part of his SWMT work, he is competent in his judgement and trustworthy. I would not personally make much of enwiki matters, the more time I spend there and the more time that the whole system seems dysfunctional to me. Irregardless, the global sysop rights are not controversial or give grounds for controversial actions in most cases, and they do not deal with confidential information. To me, this is an excellent candidate that is qualified and suited for the job, and the SWMT would certainly benefit if Rschen would be granted the bits, and I do not think it plausible that he would be abusing of misusing them. Snowolf How can I help? 16:52, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Usually people say why they trust a candidate for the proposed rights, redundant here really. To make this count as anything I'd just invalidate the opposes. The first one about having GR first, no one can argue with that really, their thoughts, their way of voting. In response to LauraHale's; Why is it a concern that the user ran for an advanced permission and failed due to a higher bodies decision? Secondly, why is it a concern that Rschen wishes to protect their privacy and apply to either laws or their own opinion over whether the Foundation should be storing IDs permanently plus three years to a candidates need. Pi zero's oppose, obviously I see where they are coming from but I do no see how Rschen's action 7 years ago is still reflecting so badly even though they have proved their increase maturity and competence. Now my opinion; Rschen is a more than competent user, while I do admit at times they do make mistakes or may infer with a community beyond what they should, I still do trust them to take the reins of a global sysops only because they have experience, competence, trust and can correctly assess situation and can and will back off when needed. John F. Lewis (talk) 17:05, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    • Regarding your dismissal of my issues, I would be more confident of his mistakes had I not witnessed what appears to be a lack of willingness to forgive, forget and move on. Rschen was not approved for CU privileges a few months ago, not 7 years ago. Some of the behavioral issues and combative issues are still at play. I've seen enough of this first hand to think he is incapable of dealing with some parties fairly, and that he has a USA English Wikipedia centric view of all WMF projects. He has supported closures of sister projects for reasons that are not policy related. This is problematic, because you're asking for him to deal with many sister projects and many non-USAians. I'd really like to see additional maturity on this issue, especially since he came very close to ending up before en.wp arbcom again this year over the same issues he historically had. When he was advised about this problem and how he should moderate it, his answer was to take this as an attack on himself rather than seek to avoid potential conflict. While you say he has trust,the endless turf guarding for USRoads, the failed CU request indicates he does not. There are plenty of other indicators he does not. If there is drama, Rschen is often there with an anti-WMF stance that just lends itself to more drama. I would hesitate to give a global bit to a USAian centric, anti-sister project, failed CU on en.wp, drama follower. I think he does excellent work on USRoads on English Wikipedia. I think he does excellent work supporting that on Wikidata. I think he should focus more on those roles. He does excellent work there. ---LauraHale (talk) 07:53, 23 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
      • No... Rschen7754 has been a big advocate of reducing enwiki's domination of Wikimedia. The CheckUser request is irrelevant to US roads on enwiki, even less so to a global permission that's purely counter-vandalism-orientated. I talk with him regularly on IRC and I have to say that the burden of proof for those claims about his "USA English Wikipedia-centricness" lies on you.--Jasper Deng (talk) 07:56, 23 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
      • I don't think you are being fair to Rschen. He is a dedicated and valuable SWMT member who has done nothing but good work cross-wiki. Whatever beef you had with him on enwiki should probably remain there. I mean, how on earth can you accuse Rschen of being "anti sister-projects" with all of the work he's done on Wikivoyage and Wikidata? This is just silly. Snowolf How can I help? 08:01, 23 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
      • I think it's really unwise taking en wiki's matter in global matter. He's a very good user of SWMT who knows what to do.--Pratyya (Hello!) 13:23, 26 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support -- Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:49, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support The lack of global rollback and the enwiki CU request don't concern me, since Rschen has enough experience with antispam/vandalism at the global level that I can trust him to use the bit well. That being said, Rschen has quite a few commitments elsewhere (admin on enwiki, wikidata, wikivoyage), and I wouldn't want him to be burdened with too much to do. However, since he is active globally and could use the tools well, I support this request. Ajraddatz (Talk) 19:43, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - Tiptoety talk 20:58, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support — TBloemink talk 21:01, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support An excellent candidate. MBisanz talk 00:16, 23 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support He's active, trusted, and experienced. The concerns above seem mostly irrelevant: some request on enwiki has no effect on his trustworthiness, and you don't need to be identified to be a GS. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:46, 23 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral --LauraHale (talk) 08:28, 23 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong oppose A person who judges others on single isolated thing, deliberately overseeing/ignoring/not minding (Apology of non-native English speaker: I don't know which term is best to use in this context.) the complex situation, has obviously "colts damn low", so can't be trusted to have an access to possible private or otherwise sensitive data which have been deleted. Such access must be used with discretion and with consideration of larger context. GA is neither fishing nor a weapon for punishments nor even a tool to implement own opinions. Although typical misuse of admin tools such as improper deletion or block can be quite simply and quickly (because it is visible for everyone) repaired, privacy breaching (because of accessing deleted data) or other damage based on such access is usually once forever with no chance of reverse for the affected user.
    Also reading several discussions where the candidate has been involved in gives me the impression he makes a battlefield out of them instead, and his statements are far from the temperament or patience I'd expect from a functionary, especially the one which is able to access private and/or sensitive information. For all these reasons, I cannot obviously trust him.
    I'm fine with Global rollback though.
    Danny B. 01:27, 24 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    Please give an example of when he has judged someone "on [a] single isolated thing". There's probably a lot more potential for abuse of privacy (etc.) on enwiki and wikidata than on all the SWMT wikis combined, and he seems to be doing fine there. I do not understand this oppose. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:52, 24 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    In fact you are doing here exactly what you criticise about Rschen7754. Judging a user on a single isolated thing … Vogone talk 12:29, 26 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Why not? -FASTILY 23:54, 24 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support No issue at all. Amqui (talk) 00:34, 25 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support. Experienced user, does good work cross-wiki. Jafeluv (talk) 07:43, 25 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --IW 18:39, 25 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Alan (talk) 13:14, 26 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support: Why not? Very good work on every wiki project that you do and very noticeable. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. You could even be a steward one day! --~ curtaintoad ~~ talk ~ 13:34, 26 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Vituzzu (talk) 13:36, 26 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 22:53, 26 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Before I forget it, I would also like to express that I trust Rschen7754 to use the GS access in a beneficial manner and I also agree with Curtaintoad's comment. Vogone talk 23:01, 26 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support SupportΛΧΣ21 19:47, 27 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Jitrixis (talk) 20:31, 27 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support SupportDefender (talk) 02:07, 28 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 02:32, 28 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support. Érico Wouters msg 02:46, 28 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support -- Of course. Wagino 20100516 (talk) 07:47, 28 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support I think his skill set is extremely congruent with the skillset required by a global sysop. NativeForeigner (talk) 03:38, 29 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Clearly competent, trustworthy and safe with the rights. QuiteUnusual (talk) 12:25, 30 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --AmaryllisGardener (talk) 19:19, 1 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support--Kolega2357 (talk) 19:23, 1 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support per TCN7JM --Ricordisamoa 00:41, 2 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --cyrfaw (talk) 06:44, 2 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support--GZWDer (talk) 06:53, 2 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global editinterface permissions

Global editinterface for Tpt

The editinterface right was given to me in November 2012 for a year in order to help small Wikisources to maintain there configuration of the ProofreadPage extension. As it will come soon to expiry, I ask today a renewal of this right. Thanks, Tpt (talk) 10:10, 9 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • This seems reasonable, and Tpt is trusted. Question: how much did you actually use the rights? PiRSquared17 (talk) 13:20, 9 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done for 12 months, noting rights have been used. — billinghurst sDrewth 02:56, 10 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. @PiRSquared17 I doesn't use this right so much, mostly to fix quickly some JavaScript issues introduced by changes in MediaWiki. Tpt (talk) 07:24, 10 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Greip

  • Why: I haven't done anything that would sanctify this policy, in my opinion. I am merely seeking anonymity while still being able to participate on wikimedia projects.
  • What for: Mostly translations on meta, maybe some articles on enwiki (as i have done in the past).
  • Why am I blocked: I am using Tor.

(IRC request; neutrally posted on the user's behalf by Nemo 12:15, 7 September 2013 (UTC))[reply]

I am inclined to grant this request. Ruslik (talk) 16:18, 7 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not. He has only 100 edits and I don't really get why he needs to use Tor (anonymity, but he has an account?!). Trijnsteltalk 14:10, 13 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Pardon? How is anonymity in contrast with having an account? Editing as IP would. --Nemo 20:01, 19 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I meant: why does he need to use a Tor when he has an account (with ~100 edits)? And why does he need to use Tor anyway? Trijnsteltalk 20:03, 19 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
We can debate on the value for the stated reason, but "anonymity" is the why. Sorry, I also don't get how using Tor is in contrast with having an account, whether such account has 1, 1k or 1M edits. --Nemo 20:15, 19 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Is there still interest here? --MF-W 15:21, 2 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

If I recall correctly, just the desire to use ToR is not an acceptable reason to get an IP exemption. People who are blocked by government--applied firewalls or believe that their lives or freedoms are in jeopardy are a different matter (although in the latter case, one needs to seriously ask oneself is editing a website worth the potential risk of incarceration or worse). -- Avi (talk) 16:58, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]