Steward requests/Global permissions/2014-08

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Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Petrb

Hi, I am a developer of anti-vandalism tool called Huggle and as of version 3.1.0 which is now under development, it is able to be used cross-wiki. That means one user can log to multiple projects and see a mixed queue of all edits from all these projects and deal with vandals and spammers. However number of projects require a rollback for huggle to be used, so I would like to request it here as having it, and being able to login to these projects, would help me test and configure huggle for these projects and it would speed up the development a lot. Petrb (talk) 05:25, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Weak Oppose Oppose - the production cluster is not a sandbox. Local communities can assign you rollback if they wish for you to do this for them.--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:33, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support user has the right locally across numbers of wikis, has other advanced rights, and is developing a tool for the use of the broad community that will have this rigjht. I can see that this can be granted, and if there are concerns about a permanent right, then we can look to a review period.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:38, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 12:51, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - maybe make it a temporary right if you aren't going to use it outside Huggle development and remove it once you are done. -Barras talk 13:02, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Global rollback is not intended as a way to circumvent local procedures. As I assume there are only a handful wikis which require rollback in order to use Huggle, I don't believe it would take too much effort to request it locally where needed. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 13:13, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I have a couple of questions to better understand this request and the underlying reasoning. Will the new Huggle work on all projects by default? If so, will it require global rollback or local rollback to work on a wiki right? (In the early days of Huggle, it worked indipendently of rollback permissions, which were not yet implemented on its home project the English Wikipedia. I assumed that over time whatever custom implementation of rollback it used, it switched to using mediawiki's rollback, is that the case?) From your statement it almost seems like the new Huggle would operate on all wikis and there would be no access restriction outside of the wikis where it currently requires rollback... Snowolf How can I help? 15:17, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
I think I didn't make myself clear enough, so let me answer these questions and explain it all better. I don't want just to test something here on "production", I want to use (and keep using) something on production as that would naturally help me to find any potential issues. Not being able to do that would let the other users (eventually other global rollbackers) be these guinea pigs to test it first on production. Because even if I develop something on test environment, it need to go to production one day and being able to use it as well, and have some direct feedback is quite useful. So just as I use huggle now on english wikipedia to regularly deal with vandalism (which helps me understand how to improve it), I would do the same for all smaller projects which can be monitored with huggle as well.
Regarding Snowolf's question, this is something that still needs to be considered, but very likely new huggle is only going to work on project where it is enabled. It will, for beginning, require all what is required now on each project. So if user wants to login to 5 projects, they must be matching all requirements per each project. This is likely to change after wider discussion as I see little point not to trust someone who has rollback and thousands of edits on one project, to have also 1000+ edits on dewiki (where it's required) in order to start dealing with vandals (how are they even supposed to make these edits if they can't use it). So to make it simple: huggle starting with version 3.1.0 is able to log to unlimited number of projects where it is enabled as long as user has all requirements on every project they log to. It basically creates one huge stream of all edits made to all these projects in single combined queue and let them quickly review them. It's mostly useful for smaller projects as these are pretty boring to review as there is very little activity (for example english speaking users could in theory open enwiki, wiktionary, wikiversity, simple wiki, meta, etc and see one big queue for all of these projects). Petrb (talk) 22:08, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
And yes, rollback is needed only on some projects, but huggle works much better when you have it :P, software rollback is like 6 api queries vs 1 Petrb (talk) 22:09, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support User is trusted, so imo this can be granted as a temporary right to be used for testing Huggle. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:45, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hmm. The user certainly is trusted, but generally we don't give out global rollback for non-SWMT purposes. Perhaps some sort of combination of a temporary user group, temporary assignment, and/or restricting to certain wikis through wikisets might be possibilities... --Rschen7754 05:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
    At one point a steward made a huggle wikis wikiset for a group, we could try that perhaps? Ajraddatz (talk) 16:18, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
    @Ajraddatz: As stated above, there only seem to be very few wikis which require rollback for huggle. An own wikiset for big wikis only seems like overkill to me and probably also violates some general practices such as that global groups shouldn't be used to circumvent local procedures which I guess are in place on all wikis with a local rollback group we have, at the moment. Vogone (talk) 17:22, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
    You're probably right. With such a small set of projects, I too would be more comfortable with local requests for rollback rather than granting these rights out of scope. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:55, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Petrb definitely can be trusted not to misuse the tool -FASTILY 09:50, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support per Fastily. --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:38, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support per above. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 12:26, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support I agree with others that the main cluster is not a sandbox wiki to test out tools. I do support because I trust Petrb and I am sure he'll not screw things up with the tool. Also I agree with the people saying it should be done temporarily, for huggle development. — TBloemink talk 20:20, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --///EuroCarGT 19:03, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Question. Is global rollback an equivalent of local rollback as far as Huggle is concerned? I mean, do Huggle check for local group membership or for something different? Ruslik (talk) 19:02, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Vogone. --MF-W 08:32, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Trusted users who want to help should not be given obstructions for their work. We should appreciate their enthusiasm and not destroy it by absurd bureaucracy.
    Danny B. 16:42, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Rzuwig 19:20, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • You request global rollback so you can use Huggle globally to test its function, on a continuous basis, which mean vandalfighting on a global basis, exactly what this right is for. This right is meant for this purposes. However, Huggle can be used globally without the need for rollback, except on a couple of wikis, where in any case one probably should be applying for local rollback anyway to use Huggle, regardless of whether they hold global rollback or not. As such, I am going to oppose this request and ask that the applicant fight vandalism without global rollback for a bit before requesting this right, as other holders of this rights are asked to do, because Huggle works without rollback, as we've heard, and otherwise the reasonings provided (bypassing local procedures and speeding up the process/having less API calls) means that anybody requesting this right will have it granted to them. Snowolf How can I help? 05:55, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support, he knows what he is doing. If this can help him, why not? Elfix 17:44, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Granted temporarily for 12 months due to the specific circumstance that this will help the huggle anti-vandalism tool development--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 18:04, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Did you read that people opposed giving it for this "specific circumstance" which is not covered by the GR policy? --MF-W 20:03, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
IMO,I feel that there is a consensus to grant this permission and somewhat it falls under GR policy (Crosswiki Anti-vandalism which is what he is actually doing, it may be tool dev. ). If you feel that there is no consensus and/or it's violating any policies , feel free to revert my action. For your information, there is a email chain in related mailing list and IRC discussion log in stew wiki--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 14:21, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Requests for global editinterface permissions

Global editinterface for Bene*

In near future, badges will be deployed on Wikidata and make the scripts and templates for displaying the GA and FA stars in the interwikilinks section redundant and useless. As the code to display them can be found on the Common.js of almost all Wikipedias and even some other wikis we have to remove this code to avoid conflicts between the two systems. Therefore I request the global editinterface permission to fix all the cases where the javascript hack needs to be removed and the css adjusted to the new system. This task is a bit tricky because some wikis store the code not in their Common.js but e.g. in Monobook.js or Vector.js. I developed most of the code dealing with badges during an internship at WMDE and so I am now supposed to complete this final task.

To my person, I'm Bene*, an administrator and bureaucrat on Wikidata and an administrator on Mediawiki.org. On Wikidata I wrote several gadgets and many user scripts. My work also includes useful bot tasks. On labs I created a handful tools to serve users and editors. I'm a MediaWiki developer as well and contributed plenty commits to the Wikibase extension which runs Wikidata. Best regards, --Bene* (talk) 18:22, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Done - Temp access granted for one year. Ajraddatz (talk) 01:24, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Jack Phoenix

I've been fixing various JavaScript and CSS issues cross-wiki, in addition to stylizing code to conform to MediaWiki's coding conventions in order to prevent issues and to improve general code quality and maintainability. This is something I fully intend on continuing, given that local CSS and JS can be quite messy, especially with the constant feature deprecations and other changes to the underlying software. Since I have over six years of experience in developing MediaWiki and addressing cross-platform issues and the like, I feel qualified for this task. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 02:38, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Support Support--Kolega2357 (talk) 02:41, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support thanks for your help. Legoktm (talk) 04:05, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Per previous years. Thanks for volunteering for another year! Ajraddatz (talk) 04:44, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Stryn (talk) 17:26, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 20:21, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Good afternoon (talk) 09:39, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 16:21, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Danny B.

I would like to ask for renewing my permissions which I had before for another year to continue on the work. Thank you.

Danny B. 11:33, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment Comment I've just granted the right until this has been decided, as Danny B. wants to use his spare time atm for clean ups. - Hoo man (talk) 11:37, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    @Hoo man: Why? This is completely out of process. --Rschen7754 13:44, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    Agreed... given there's nothing which urgently needs fixing here, I decided to remove the rights again. - Hoo man (talk) 14:05, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose When he last ran in 2014, he refused several times to provide evidence of how he actually used the right during the entire year that he had it (he had local admin everywhere he was making MediaWiki edits). Also, someone with a history of confrontational behavior should not hold a right where users of it are expected to tread carefully, as seen here. The fact that his desysop/decrat discussion on cs.wikiversity a few months ago made it to 50 percent is also concerning. --Rschen7754 13:44, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your feedback.
      Let me correct you first - I didn't run in 2014, but nearly a year ago, in September 2013.
      Regarding the providing of the evidence of usage in last request - that's a question of point of the view - I provided the summary of the activity twice (1, 2), so talking about refusing is a bit unfair, I think. I can flood this page with at least 215 links of those edits to MediaWiki namespace I mentioned in my summaries before, if somebody requests it now (do you?), but I am not convinced about it being practical, hence why I stated those summaries previously.
      Calling the quite long useful history of admin actions (in that time even couple times longer than of other admins) and pointing out the one single existing (unfortunately unplannedly inauspicious (excuse my English, I am not sure if this is the very proper word, there might be other more proper for that)) discussion there as "confrontational behavior" seems a bit unfair to me, besides I wonder about its relevancy to technical skills which are the major request for GEI.
      Re the cswv, without knowing the local context, it may seem to give some seemingly obvious output, but when knowing the whole background, things are seen clearly in much different perspective. Anyway, like at the previous point, I am really concerned about the relevancy of mentioning of this (furthermore when it is taken out of the context of many other successful RFP's on other projects) in the discussion about purely technical permissions.
      Danny B. 18:24, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I meant 2013, but it was early morning and I must not have noticed my typo.
The problem is that you had sysop at most, if not all, of the wikis where you made MediaWiki: namespace edits, which you would still be able to do, and are still able to do now, regardless of the outcome of this request. I'm not a fan of granting rights where there is no demonstrated need for them.
As we all are seeing from other recent events, having the best technical skills counts for very little when they are not used in conjunction with people skills. The ability to work with others to come to a consensus, in the midst of heated arguments (such as modifying scripts on enwiki or dewiki), the ability to tread lightly, to not attempt to manipulate people, and the ability to apologize when others are upset with us, even when we think they are dead wrong, is crucial for this right.
I don't expect applicants to be perfect. We've all made mistakes and written rude comments towards others in the heat of an argument. I sure know I have. But the ability to apologize and to move forward, to learn from one's own mistakes and make improvements in our behavior, to respect other people's opinions as well as our own, is key. I don't even expect the very best abilities in this area, but there is a certain minimum. I have said this to other people in similar situations as well, not just here.
Unfortunately, the recent disputes on cs.wikiversity that have spilled over into at least one recent RFC on Meta indicate that I am not seeing that "minimum" here. The problem with what happened on Wikidata was more how you reacted to being questioned, rather than the action itself (speaking for myself, the manner of discourse was what swayed me to oppose). Considering that issues like this appear to have come up for years (as can be seen in several other incidents, and several unpleasant interactions that I have had with you) I'm left to conclude that this is a pattern, and therefore must oppose until I see evidence that a positive change has taken place. --Rschen7754 04:16, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't trust this user much but as long as he limits the usage of these rights to the requested scope (cleaning up js/css), I'm fine with it. Vogone (talk) 13:54, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for your feedback.
    I have a question - what particular usage you would like not to see? My intention is to do the cleanup of css/js which requires editing of pages with that code. Sometimes it turns out, that there is a mistake in the template for which the code is done hence it requires the correction of those. I can't imagine off-head what else I would use it for, thus if you have any particular concern, please specify it. Thank you.
    Danny B. 17:28, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    I assumed you were asking for your permission to be renewed. According to that previous request, you requested these rights for js/css clean-ups. Anyway, if you wish to do other things as well with these rights, I'd just suggest you to list them all here in order to prevent further misunderstandings. Vogone (talk) 19:39, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    Correct. As I stated above, I can't think off-head about any other use than I mentioned above ATM, though I can not obviously 100% exclude ahead any situation which may request any other action. Hence why I asked, if you have any particular concerns about particular actions, so it could be clarified in advance. GEI apart from allowing editing of css & js pages (and messages) only allows to change the level of the protection. If you are concerned about this particular thing, I highly doubt I would ever need to use it while the GEI allows to edit protected anyway.
    Danny B. 19:56, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    I'm fine with any action under the scope of the proposed GEI policy. Vogone (talk) 22:51, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  • The user's permission were not renewed because of the unwillingness from the user to provide usage data to justify the request. I think the user should a) provide such data b) have mentioned his previous request, as per normal practice here. This is not a "renewal for another year", as the user lost their rights a while ago. As such, I strongly oppose this misleading and improper request. Snowolf How can I help? 14:50, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for your feedback.
    Well, I must have missed anywhere on this page the manual of how to submit a request which requests to mention the items you mentioned, so I apologize for that. Could you please point me to it, so I can correct my description? Thank you.
    Regarding the providing of the data in last request - that's a question of point of the view - I provided the summary of the activity twice 1, 2, so talking about unwillingness is a bit unfair, I think. I can flood this page with at least 215 links of those edits to MediaWiki namespace I mentioned in my summaries before, if somebody requests it now (do you?), but I am not convinced about it being practical, hence why I stated those summaries previously.
    Re the renewal - I thought that restoring of something what what existed in past is called in English "renewal". If not, I would appreciate if I was told the proper term for that, since I am not native English speaker. Thank you.
    If there is anything else I can do, please let me know.
    Danny B. 17:17, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose; essentially inactive with most of his rights and pestering opposers here. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:52, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Skilled user, which is unfortunatelly for some persons enemy No. 1. I know him and his on-wiki-work for many years and the only problems I had with his work were misunderstandings. And different opinions for some particular things are not reason for vote oppose. JAn Dudík (talk) 19:38, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - as Incubator mover/admin, this access is needed to do the work properly when a new wiki is created and the contents and more is moved from Incubator to the local wiki. Romaine (talk) 21:21, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    The New wikis importers right exists for that purpose. Savhñ 21:47, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Strong oppose I believe I saw you at Wikimania, and I appreciate your work with the conference. However, even though I don't like opposing people I just met at such a conference, I do not feel like you have addressed the issues I brought up in my previous oppose. Now, at Wikimania I had discussed with others how much of this could be a cultural barrier, but in this case, I don't believe it can lead to me ignoring the issues at hand. --Jasper Deng (talk) 22:58, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your feedback.
      Pity we didn't meet then... It could help to clarify many things.
      Could you please explain which issues you have on your mind? If there is anything I could do now... Thank you.
      Danny B. 05:45, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
      • Basically, the issues I cited in my previous oppose, namely badgering of opposes, combative/confrontational behavior, and lack of a real need for the right.--Jasper Deng (talk) 16:48, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose not really active and I agree with Snowolf and Rschen7754 Natuur12 (talk) 23:04, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your feedback.
      Could you please expand (I believe that's the proper word) the not realy active statement? Thank you.
      Danny B. 05:39, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Strong support technically oriented, skilled and very helpful user, who already helped us many times, so we would welcome a lot his ability to help us again. --Bubamara (talk) 18:50, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support More support than oppose I don't have a lot of experience with Danny_B, but the information I am privy to is mostly positive. No doubt a person who is skilled technically.--Jetam2 (talk) 19:04, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 20:00, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment I don't favour this request at this time. The right is granted for a specific plan, not a granting of rights for some vague process. I expect to see a specific proposal prior to supporting, and that is not here.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:36, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Danny B. is helpful at working on technical issues and is a trusted member of the community. I see no reason to prevent him from being able to continue his work in that regard, even if he does not have a particular project he currently needs the permission for. Kaldari (talk) 15:47, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I agree with billinghurst. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:04, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support I don't see why not. One of the very few I know who is willing to do that and at the same has the required knowledge. --Reaperman (talk) 21:33, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 08:47, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
    Closing as X mark.svg Not done due to the lack of consensus. Ruslik (talk) 19:05, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Pathoschild

The flag would let me resume the synchbot service (which previously used my steward flag), as well as maintain the user scripts I develop. A bit of background from my user page:

Nowadays I quietly write scripts, make the occasional edit, and love Shanel. Many moons ago I was an active editor and administrator on several wikis, a Wikimedia steward (2006–2014), a language committee member (2006–2011), an email response volunteer (2006–2011), and a Board elections committee member (2008 and 2009).

Pathoschild 17:30, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Support Support — TBloemink talk 17:31, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Alan (talk) 18:41, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Wiki13 talk 18:52, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Thank you Phatoschild for keep working on many tools.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 19:37, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment as a former steward and a renowned toolwriter, I believe that we could escalate this request through the system as he still maintains the trust of the community (see this year's confirmations)  — billinghurst sDrewth 19:43, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Welcome back to active duty!
    Danny B. 19:41, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Glad to hear you're back. The user is fully trustworthy, having served the Wikimedia movement for years with distinction, in many capacities, including a steward. He is an experienced tool and gadget writer, and he'll do a fine job as a global editinferface. Support Support Snowolf How can I help? 19:54, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 19:59, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • SuitHearts.svgDerHexer (Talk) 20:08, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Unquestionably qualified and trusted. QuiteUnusual (talk) 20:19, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • No brainer, welcome back! Thehelpfulone 20:45, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - positive experience only. -- Rillke (talk) 20:49, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Of course!—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 20:55, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Even though you turned in your steward rights in the last election, I always think of you as a steward at least in name, especially when I saw you at Wikimania. No-brainer.--Jasper Deng (talk) 22:15, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Sì. --M/ (talk) 22:17, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Unexpected for me, but I certainly fully Support Support this request. Welcome back. Trijnsteltalk 22:19, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support, clear case. <hint>We could need some help with clean ups and fixes also... if you got spare time</hint> - Hoo man (talk) 22:31, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Evviva! --Nemo 15:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - trusted all the time I've been around, no concerns at all. Nick (talk) 16:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Quiddity (talk) 01:06, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Calak (talk) 18:11, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support MBisanz talk 18:47, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 08:47, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 08:58, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 19:16, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done for one year, expiring 18 August 2015. SPQRobin (talk) 17:15, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the flag and all the great feedback. Synchbot is up and running! :) —Pathoschild 20:14, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Global editinterface for Kaldari

I would like to request renewal of my global editinterface right. I'm active across a large number of wikis and frequently help smaller wikis with their site JS and CSS issues.[1][2][3][4] I also maintain two Gadgets on the English Wikipedia (RefToolbar and TopAlert). Kaldari (talk) 15:32, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Shouldn't staff have it automatically or granted by Philippe? Otherwise support, of course.
    Danny B. 15:48, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
    • I'm applying as a volunteer, not as a staff member. I've been an active community member since 2004 and have a separate staff account (User:Ryan Kaldari). Kaldari (talk) 15:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support A level headed community member, with prolific knowledge of why things are the way they are (hence, is less gung-ho about changing things that appear to be obviously wrong, without investigating the original rationale first ;) Quiddity (talk) 00:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • @Kaldari: If memory serves me right, you had this right removed lately. Perhaps you would like to say something about that? --Rschen7754 01:14, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Since Kaldari has not responded, the discussion was at [5] - while the rights were removed for being expired officially, there was a lot of controversy that also resulted in his resignation of his en.wikipedia bit under controversy: [6][7] Something like this should have been disclosed in the nomination statement, and this is not being forthcoming, and borders on dishonesty. Considering the concerns of 1) sockpuppetry and 2) misusing the rights on enwiki after the desysop, there are significant questions left unanswered. As such, Oppose Oppose. --Rschen7754 19:25, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
      • My global editinterface right was removed because it expired. If you consider my request "dishonest", I'm sure there's nothing I can say to change your opinion. Regarding the "misuse" of the rights, the first "misuse" was accidental (semi-protecting my user talk page immediately after my admin rights were removed at my own request) and the second was to revert the first. I don't expect you to change your mind, but I would at least like to explain for the benefit of others. Kaldari (talk) 03:38, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
        • Something like this should have been disclosed in the nomination statement; this is more than a simple "renewal". --Rschen7754 05:28, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
          And a simple link to the previous discussion with a request for people to read, could have been done without the unpleasantness  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:19, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
          • Yes, I probably should have kept the comment that is now struck to myself, and I apologize to Kaldari for this. --Rschen7754 01:57, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 16:39, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Kaldari has been really helpful to the work myself and others have done on EN WP and Commons. I strongly support this. Missvain (talk) 03:58, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done for year till 27 August 2015, since Kaldari provided necessary explanations. Ruslik (talk) 17:59, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Wysprgr2005

Honestly not sure how this occurred. The initial block happened in November of 2013, and I've been able to use Huggle to revert vandalism up until about a month ago when I got a new computer. There is no proxy running on my computer and none on my router. Ironically, I had to use a VPN to rollback some changes on my talk page. I can't warn the offender however. Thanks, --Wysprgr2005 (talk) 03:20, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Request currently being dealt with on OTRS, so closing here as "not done". We will get back to you by email. Elfix 17:37, 12 August 2014 (UTC)