Steward requests/Global permissions/2015-07

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Requests for global rollback permissions

Requests for global sysop permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Orlodrim

I contribute from a VPS in the range 2001:41D0:52:A00:0:0:0:324/64, which is globally hard-blocked. --Orlodrim (talk) 08:17, 11 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 03:20, 17 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Global IP block exempt for Kephir

I clean up Commons file misuse on various language editions of Wikimedia projects. My ISP is unfortunately blocked on some of them. — Keφr 06:35, 24 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Time2wait.svg On hold till 29 July 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:44, 25 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Global IP block exempt is not useful to bypass local blocks. You should request local ones.--GZWDer (talk) 04:53, 27 July 2015 (UTC)[]
I also get caught up in global range blocks. — Keφr 06:23, 30 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:04, 30 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Global IP block exempt for White Master King

Today, the government of Venezuela has blocked the access of venezuelans to all wmf wikis, for this reason, we now use proxy. Please, grant for my user account the IP block exempt. Thanks in advance, --White Master (es) 16:18, 25 July 2015 (UTC)\[]

Time2wait.svg On hold till 30 July 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:45, 25 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:04, 30 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Requests for global rename permissions

Global rename for محمد الفلسطيني

Not ending before 9 July 2015 05:11 UTC

I'm an admin and bureaucrat, at That's why I think I have experience on dealing with renaming requests. The access would help me in handling requests from Arabic wikimedia projects. list rename ar --محمد الفلسطيني (talk) 05:11, 25 June 2015 (UTC)[]

  • Oppose Oppose User is blocked indef. on dewiki for advocating Hitler. Global renamer should be trusted x-wiki. --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:33, 25 June 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Oppose Weak oppose Block at dewiki is concerning. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 07:34, 25 June 2015 (UTC)[]

::Was this a deleted edit or something? Not really sure what happened? Tropicalkitty (talk) 07:40, 25 June 2015 (UTC)[]

  • Oppose Oppose Per Steinsplitter and Jianhui67. And I'm one of those who reckon the candidate's current cross-wiki activity level is too low for an Global rename-to-be.--Infinite0694 (Talk) 07:58, 25 June 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Oppose Oppose Per all of the above: limited cross-wiki activity and a indefinite block back in 2014. Tropicalkitty (talk) 08:06, 25 June 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Oppose Oppose - Per others. Tiptoety talk 22:30, 25 June 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Oppose Oppose per above.--Grind24 (talk) 11:40, 27 June 2015 (UTC)[]

X mark.svg Not done, insufficient support. --Stryn (talk) 15:12, 9 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Global rename for Максим Підліснюк

Not ending before 13 July 2015 19:24

I'm sysop and bureaucrat of Ukrainian Wikipedia. Freely I know Ukrainian and Russian. This would assist me during my work both in local projects, and globally. In addition, as OTRS agent, I often have to deal with situations where change should help the user nickname (such as advertising nickname is). --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 19:24, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[]

  • Please explain the current block at ru.wiktionary. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC)[]
    This block even for me a shock. Now contacted the administrator, but you can see my contribution - there is no reason for such action. --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 21:14, 2 July 2015 (UTC)[]
    I investigated that issue. Looks like ru-wikt sysops are xenophobes.--Anatoliy (talk) 13:02, 4 July 2015 (UTC)[]
    @Steinsplitter: Blocking removed. --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 15:25, 4 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • GRens can exempt blocks and filters, so blocking in ru-wikt won't be reason for reject this request I think. Support Support trusted user, ukwiki crat.--Anatoliy (talk) 13:02, 4 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Now that the block is lifted, I can Support Support comfortably. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 10:53, 6 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Question Explanation needed: Wait a second, block suddenly lifted without proper explanation why the block happened, and why it's lifted, either abuse of tools by the blocking admin, or there are other reason. There are no clear explanation given, hence my doubt on this tools/bit request.--AldNonymousBicara? 11:02, 6 July 2015 (UTC)[]
    @Aldnonymous: It was certainly a misunderstanding. Administrator incorrectly perceived my actions (I canceled one of the changes by taking him for vandalism). Working misunderstanding. --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 11:34, 6 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support - Trusted local crat. Sufficient edits on multiple projects. Sufficient English. Fills a language need for renamers. Taketa (talk) 21:03, 17 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support I agree with Taketa. Natuur12 (talk)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 17:18, 18 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Requests for other global permissions

Interface editor for Mr. Stradivarius

I'd like to request global interface editor rights for fixing old JavaScript gadgets. In particular, on 1-2 July, an API change will come into effect that will stop many gadgets from working properly. I have fixed all of these scripts on enwiki and mediawikiwiki, where I am an admin, but there are still a lot of scripts left to fix on other wikis. Some of the scripts that will break are relied on heavily by editors on many wikis, for example HotCat. I have not counted the exact number of gadgets that need fixing, but the numbers from specific wikis should give you an idea: 10 on Commons, 1 on itwiki, 1 on zhwiki, 1 on enwikibooks, 2 on enwikiversity, and I'm sure there are quite a few more that I would find with a proper automated search. I would like the ability to go and fix these scripts directly.

It should be done in a week or two, hopefully before the gadgets break, but fixing them after they break would be better than not fixing them at all. Ideally I would like the ability to fix user JavaScript as well, but there doesn't appear to be a user right that allows this easily. (Global sysop would allow it on smaller wikis, but most of the wikis where the problem is most apparent have opted out.)

A quick overview of my technical abilities: I started out by editing Lua modules, which I have now been doing for a couple of years. You can see a selection of the modules I have created here. I started learning JavaScript in earnest earlier this year, and I have now created a couple of sizable gadgets: SpamUserPage and SignpostTagger. I have also had a few patches accepted to various Wikimedia repositories (mostly Scribunto). — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:00, 27 June 2015 (UTC)[]

Note: I have since made an edit request on Commons to get HotCat fixed, carried out by User:INeverCry. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:00, 27 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support Trusted user with enough experience and I think that his help will be useful.--Grind24 (talk) 12:53, 27 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support I've known his work for years, and not only is he technically proficient, he gets along well with others. --Rschen7754 14:13, 27 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 22:47, 27 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support Convinced by the statement. I have no reason to think that the tool would be misused. Widr (talk) 23:28, 27 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support, and thank you for all your tools.--AldNonymousBicara? 21:02, 28 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support; not only a trusted sysop on enwiki, but also a huge help technically. Kharkiv07 (talk) 00:30, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 00:48, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support. Ruy Pugliesi 02:42, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support INeverCry 10:02, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support Awesome :D Legoktm (talk) 19:40, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support Good egg, plus this is an important project and I am glad he is wiling to take it up. harej (talk) 19:42, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support Proficient and eager to help. - NQ (talk) 19:27, 30 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support - we rely on many of these tools and they need fixing. Green Giant (talk) 20:29, 30 June 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support --DangSunM (talk) 12:59, 1 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Yes check.svg Done Global interface editor rights granted for one month. Feel free to request an extension if more time is needed. Thanks, SPQRobin (talk) 00:25, 2 July 2015 (UTC)[]

I've now finished updating all the gadgets on WMF wikis that I have permission to edit, minus those on testwiki and test2wiki, and I have made edit requests for the ones that I don't have permission for. So this user right can now be removed. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:40, 3 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Unfortunately, I don't think that's how it works. Now that you have the rights, you need to continue helping us. Please? ;-) Legoktm (talk) 03:43, 3 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Support Support -- What he said. :) Quiddity (talk) 03:50, 3 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Ah, well, if you say so. ;) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:29, 3 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Obviously, I'm the same opinion as Legoktm, you can keep the right to help us as your technical skills of its great use. So I support this @Mr. Stradivarius: keep please .--Grind24 (talk) 13:21, 4 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Global interface editor renewal for Krenair

Requesting renewal of this request for another year of maintaining the interface across wikis, as it expires soon. In addition to the things noted there, I'm now also a volunteer Wikimedia sysadmin. It's also worth noting that since that request, I have also ended up obtaining the same right as a WMF contractor, as I occasionally needed to use it in the course of my work (as I do not believe I could use my volunteer flag for that), which does not expire like this one, but it's very separate. Thanks, --Krenair (talkcontribs) 00:42, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[]

I'd prefer if we could make this indefinite rather than temporary, as some other existing non-WMF global interface editors appear to be, based on their absence at Steward requests/Global permissions/Permissions/Approved temporary. The language used in the policy is "By default, appointment will be temporary", so I assume this is OK? --Krenair (talkcontribs) 00:58, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[]
My guess is that was more of an oversight than being done on purpose; the granting steward has to manually go to that page and add it as the bot does not handle it. --Rschen7754 01:11, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Perhaps. We can guess what they intended, but I believe that the policy allows it to be indefinite if requested. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 01:34, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support thanks for all of your help so far. Legoktm (talk) 02:07, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support, and I think it would be better if we could prolong this bits from temporary to indefinite.--AldNonymousBicara? 19:59, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support yep, why not? Jianhui67 talkcontribs 12:50, 8 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support Like the others, I'm supporting that. Greetings, Luke081515 12:54, 8 July 2015 (UTC)[]
I am planning to grant this on Sunday. Matanya (talk) 12:09, 9 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support but I'm not seeing why this needs to be permanent; it improves accountability for such a powerful right. Following the situation where a WMF staff member had their editinterface right removed under controversial circumstances last year, I don't think that it is wise to give this out on a permanent basis without any sort of oversight. --Rschen7754 13:26, 9 July 2015 (UTC)[]
    How is there no oversight if it were to be permanent? Legoktm (talk) 03:29, 12 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support no concerns, I have no problem or preference for temporary or indefinite, either would be equally acceptable from my point of view. Nick (talk) 13:31, 9 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Temporary seems fine but i oppose indefinite granting because i don't see why this needs to be permanent. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:36, 9 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support It should still be temporary but I'm not opposed to extending the grant period to 2 years.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:49, 9 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 11:22, 10 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support I have no objection at all -- Grind24 (talk) 10:33, 11 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 14:18, 11 July 2015 (UTC)[]
  • Support Support --Infinite0694 (Talk) 14:41, 11 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Yes check.svg Done to expire on 12.7.2017. Matanya (talk) 12:15, 12 July 2015 (UTC)[]

add global OTRS member for Mattes

Thanks, --Krd 09:15, 14 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Yes check.svg Done, Linedwell (talk) 09:35, 14 July 2015 (UTC)[]

OTRS-Member for Salvidrim!

Daniel (talk) 00:18, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 00:22, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Please remove this flag again. Has been some kind of mistake. Thank you. --Krd 08:17, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:11, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[]

OTRS-Member for Masssly

Daniel (talk) 00:18, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 00:22, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[]
Please remove this flag again. Has been some kind of mistake. Thank you. --Krd 08:17, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[]

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:11, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[]