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Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Dan Koehl

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16 years on Wikimedia, member of OTRS, I have a global account and I am active with reverting large volumes of vandalism on different projects, often with Huggle, but I can not use Huggle on projects where I don't have rollback or admin rights. I believe I am a trusted and experienced user of rollback, well aware about the rules, and how to use it properly. My previous application almost 3 years ago had fair support but was unsuccessful, and I was advised to re-apply later. Dan Koehl (talk) 19:29, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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  • Oppose, it seems like the same concerns as for your last request do still apply. For example, most of the recent activity on wikis other than your regular wikis only was done today. --MF-W 20:47, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am not sure if Huggle even works on the smaller wikis. At least Huggle/Config, which lists mostly big wikis with own governance of rollback, gives me an opposing impression. Since global rollback is not intended for circumvention of local procedures on big wikis and, as MF-W pointed out, there is currently no evidence that you are going to use this right mostly outside such wikis, I am very sceptical of this request. --Vogone (talk) 21:15, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I actually did a test of Huggle a few hours ago, opening every wiki (see User:Vermont/huggle notes). 5 wikis that support Huggle require rollback, and it's mainly only medium to large wikis like enwiki, dewiki, and frwiki that do. Other than that, the majority of wikis are fine. I actually tested it out today running the list of wikis near the bottom of my notes, and it worked quite well (I don't have Global Rollback), although was significantly slower than IRC patrolling, which was one of the purposes of my test. Vermont (talk) 01:31, 4 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Clarification: After rereading this, I noticed that I said 5 wikis require rollback. In reality, 6 or 7 wikis do, as I forgot enwiki (I have rollback there) and maybe simplewiki (I'm a sysop there and can't find whether it's required or not). Vermont (talk) 00:24, 5 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. I have no doubt this user is trustworthy, or a great constructive editor. My concern is that all of the wikis where they are active are larger wikis with present communities (where it will be better to just request rollback) or they already have appropriate permissions. Thus, global rollback is not necessary. Checking their CrossActivity, it doesn't seem that they're active in patrolling smaller wikis, which is what GR is mainly used for, and on the wikis that they don't already have rollback/other user perms many of their edits have just been 1-2 reverts/changes in the past few days. Vermont (talk) 01:31, 4 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Opposeno demonstrated need for the tool and undo may be all it needs to revert the vandalism the user is talking about, however, I am still thankful for all the contributions they made globally. Keep up the good work!--Cohaf (talk) 08:11, 4 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose wanting to use Huggle globally being a great sign not to grant this. It’s difficult to operate in languages one can speak and on wikis one is familiar with: using it outside those conditions is a bad idea, and while this might not be needed to do it, I consider it a sign of bad judgement. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:05, 5 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Tony. Nihlus 18:43, 5 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Not done --Alaa :)..! 15:38, 7 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for L293D

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I've been on Wikimedia with a global account for nearly a year and I am a proficient vandal-fighter on More recently, though, I have found myself reverting WhenDatHotlineBling vandalism across wikidictionary, wikibooks, and meta, so GR would be useful to me L293D ( • ) 15:34, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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  • Oppose Oppose Per Global rollback "users must be demonstrably active in cross-wiki countervandalism or anti-spam activities and make heavy use of revert on many wikis", so 21,375 edits not enough (20,957 in enwiki, 210 commons, 62 frwiki, 49 wikidata, so less than 200 edits in other projects). You can apply later after more cross-wiki countervandalism --Alaa :)..! 20:58, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Not enough crosswiki experience and activity. Vermont (talk) 03:05, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I will also note that they’ve had issues with Rollback recently in late August. Vermont (talk) 03:12, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose: Minimal cross wiki counter vandalism work, I don't see the demonstrated need. Alex Shih (talk) 05:40, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Not yet, only 21 wikis and the majority are only big wikis; GR rights is for an active user at cross-wiki vandalism-fighting areas, and you don't have enough experience for get this right. You should join SWMT, for example, if you want to obtain more experience in many wikis. --Stïnger (会話) 10:01, 13 October 2018 (UTC).[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Not enough crosswiki experience to justify the permission. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 17:04, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per above. Concerns with limited x-wiki activity -FASTILY 02:46, 14 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Not done --Alaa :)..! 14:01, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global rollback for Vermont

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I’m Vermont, an active SWMT patroller and administrator on the Simple English Wikipedia. I watch the SWMT IRC channel whenever I have time, which is usually an hour or more a day, both from my computer and phone, and revert vandalism that I see. Thus, I use the undo function quite a lot, and would be greatly aided by global rollback. Vermont (talk) 22:15, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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  • Support Support no issues. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:26, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Certainly. Trijnsteltalk 22:29, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • (Edit conflict.) Unless I am mistaken your xwiki cvn activity started only this month. However, after looking at some of your reverts they seem to be okay. I hope you keep up the work for a longer period. --Vogone (talk) 22:32, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - no objections. Vermont will make a fine global rollbacker. Hiàn (talk) 23:13, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support SupportAjraddatz (talk) 23:17, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Very experienced and active user. Would make good use of the flag. Esteban16 (talk) 02:54, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Keep up the good work. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:44, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support-BRP ever 12:54, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support.--HakanIST (talk) 13:14, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Very active at SWMT, and very helpful to everyone. This will be more than useful to him. Keep up the good work! —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 13:18, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support TNTPublic (talk) 13:30, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Defender (talk) 16:34, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 03:59, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Maybe a bit newer to SWMT but the admin experience on a medium-sized wiki makes up for it in my mind. --Rschen7754 05:03, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support SupportAmmarpad (talk) 08:24, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support --Wim b 08:33, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose User is not proficient enough. --Turkmen talk 00:01, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support User is an anti-vandalism and LTA fanatic. Not giving this perm would be a disservice to the community. Operator873 (talk) 01:48, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support. Looks trustworthy to me (and certainly proficient!) Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:30, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Of-course ! — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 14:02, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support -FASTILY 04:47, 23 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support with thanks for what you do. Sam Sailor 09:21, 23 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Done. — regards, Revi 07:13, 25 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global sysop permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Mesmerus

I am mostly active on the English Wikipedia, but also on Wikimedia Commons, where I upload artwork when I work on WP:RIBBON. All accounts are under this global, and while I only edit from home, I am concerned with my personal privacy (and don't trust my very few choices of ISP), and employ a VPN as such. I am currently unable to edit unless I turn this off though, which is somewhat frustrating, as I don't like turning it off whilst doing things (online shopping, etc.). My account, personally, has never been invoked in a block (global or local) to my knowledge; I'm just hitting the global block for VPN usage based on IP. I believe this is the right place for this request, but if not, please feel free to let me know. Thanks! --Mesmerus (talk) 09:24, 29 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

You are now indefinitely blocked in enwiki. Ruslik (talk) 20:31, 29 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done given ongoing issues on enwiki. – Ajraddatz (talk) 21:30, 29 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@Ruslik0: & @Ajraddatz: Thank you both for taking the time to look at this request; the local block has since been taken care of, and the issue laid to rest. Funny enough, in going to let the both of you know this, I once again forgot to first turn off the VPN! Have to find humor in the little things, I suppose! Mesmerus (talk) 07:31, 3 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for Fire-and-Ice

I'm a Chinese and need use a proxy (en:Great Firewall), thanks, --Fire-and-Ice (talk) 17:08, 30 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:37, 3 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for 看到有人在上网

I need to use proxys in China to edit wikipedia, thanks, --看到有人在上网 (talk) 08:19, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done per above --Alaa :)..! 03:42, 3 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for Midleading

Since Aug 24, 2018 when Chinese Wikipedia has been added to SNI blacklist, it becomes obvious for me and MidleadingBot to get a global IP block exempt privilege in case one day I must use a VPN. --Midleading (talk) 03:36, 6 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 06:23, 9 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for PaulBommel

Want to use Tor for improved privacy, and have shown trustworthiness in the German Wikipedia with many edits since 2005, thanks, --PaulBommel (talk) 11:20, 14 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:36, 16 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

IP block exemption request for Ra1han

@Jeff G., علاء, NahidSultan, Linedwell, There'sNoTime, Jyothis, Ruslik0, Green Giant, and Rxy: For ip block I am not able to use my account for last couple of days. I am a trustworthy contributor in the english wikipedia. Please exempt my id from global ip block.

Thank You --Ra1han (talk) 10:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

From 13 October; almost 1 week I am not able to edit anything. Please some one have a look. Ra1han (talk) 03:56, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

  • Comment Comment this request realted to --Alaa :)..! 15:56, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@TonyBallioni: can you please assess this user edits in enwiki (as few of edits hided)? --Alaa :)..! 15:56, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@علاء: the hidden contributions were a copyright violation. They don’t have the number of contributions on en we prefer to see before granting local IPBE, which are normally higher than global, but if they otherwise meet the standards for global IPBE, I wouldn’t let the copyright issue stand in the way. TonyBallioni (talk) 21:40, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 04:33, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exemption for Blorper234

Recently, when I have been trying to edit the English Wikipedia, a message pops up saying that my IP adress have been blocked for editing. I have been using the same Wi-Fi network for editing for a few years, and I have never had this message appear. It would be greatly appreciated if someone were to fix this problem.

Thanks. --Blorper234 (talk) 14:11, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:00, 23 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for حسیب احمد

<Add an explanation here>, thanks, --حسیب احمد (talk) 09:38, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 17:59, 23 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

IP block exempt for Futurwiki

I occasionally need the right "except from IP block" to edit via proxy. (Have that right already in the dewiki)I Edit now in wikidata and me was say on wikidata i am to apply for global right, thanks --Futurwiki (talk) 16:33, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:45, 25 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for global rename permissions

Global rename for JamesBWatson

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Boing! said Zebedee, who is a renamer, suggested that I apply for the renamer right, after I had several times asked him for help with renaming.
I have been an administrator on English Wikipedia for eight years. There are two reasons why my having the renamer right would be helpful. (1) One of the tasks I frequently do is review unblock requests, and I have made over 600 unblocks. A significant number of those unblocks has involved renaming, and if I could perform both tasks it would both reduce inefficiency by avoiding the need for both me as administrator and a separate renamer to be involved, and it would also help the blocked editor by letting the whole process be dealt with more quickly and simply. (2) I very much dislike the fact that on English Wikipedia perfectly constructive good faith editors who have done no harm at all get blocked just because their user name violates a policy which they had no reason to know about. The sooner a renamer can get in and arrange for a renaming, the less chance there is for an administrator to come along and slap an unnecessary block on the user, and I should like to be able to do that. JamesBWatson (talk) 11:03, 26 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support. As always, I support trustworthy admins being given the renamer right, to make things simpler and easier to understand for editors blocked over their usernames, and to help lighten the load on the global rename queues. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:38, 26 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Have no hard opinion on the candidate, but I still somewhat think that if these all enwiki admins need to apply for GRN, enwiki process on username block has some room for improvement, IMO. — regards, Revi 17:18, 26 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
    Maybe, but that's not a subject for this forum. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 20:20, 26 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
    In my opinion English Wikipedia's "username block" is absolutely appalling, and saying that it has "some room for improvement" is a major understatement. However, as "Boing! said Zebedee" has pointed out, this is not the place to deal with that problem. JamesBWatson (talk) 22:34, 26 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support I would agree with both of my colleagues above, and my personal views on username blocks is that they should happen substantially less than they do. If it were up to me the en username policy would be replaced with one sentence Accounts with disruptive usernames may be blocked. That's unlikely to happen, however, and until such a time when it does, there will be a need for more en admins who are active in unblocks to process these requests, and having admins being able to do it directly is significantly more efficient than any of the alternatives that have been proposed in the past, and adding more users that are trusted and aren't going to abuse the tool is a good thing regardless of whether or not the reason they initially wanted it was for a process that on en is too strict.
    As for JBW, he's a longterm trusted user, has no chance of breaking the project, and I don't see any good reason to let him not have the tool. Finally, even if he's doing it mainly for blocks, he might eventually move on to the global queue (I did, and do most of mine there now.) He has a valid need and he can help both his home wiki and other projects with this tool. Let's let him have it. TonyBallioni (talk) 23:31, 28 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Still not a fan of the current trend as per revi, but I think the overall system is also partially at blame. JamesBWatson is one of the most experienced admin on enwiki, well versed in local policies with an open mind to both speak up when people are doing something inadequate, and accepts criticism openly when they may have made a mistake. It is a great mindset and would be a incredibly positive addition to the global renamers list. 100% support. Alex Shih (talk) 06:19, 29 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Trusted admin. FWIW, I don't see a problem with more enwiki admins applying, because maybe they will get more involved on Meta and other wikis. --Rschen7754 06:46, 29 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per every other time an enwiki admin came over here requesting this right. Nihlus 18:44, 5 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Not fan of the trend being criticized, but this one is clearly qualified. –Ammarpad (talk) 16:36, 7 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support -FASTILY 23:09, 8 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Matiia (talk) 21:17, 10 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global rename for Tulsi Bhagat

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Hi there ! Today is October 1st; Happy Wiki Birthday to me. I'm four years old now. Let me come to the point, This is my third return. I've two withdrawn requests in the year 2016 (first & second). I believe, I've overcome of the past cases. I would like to apply for global renamer to abet the communities & also him (Biplab Anand (talk · contribs)), one & only one global renamer from our region. I would like to help Nepali, Maithili, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Fiji Hindi, Doteli etc. users here and also at local request pages. I belong to sysop group on both maiwiki & newiki but not a crat anywhere (verify). IMO, I've enough knowledge about the related field because I am involved in it. I'm already aware of all relevant rename policies as well its scope. One can connect with me (Nickname: Tulsi) on related IRC channel #wikimedia-renameconnect. Thanks for reading my request. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 12:13, 1 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Oppose Oppose Was globally locked for abusing multiple accounts last year, and d:Wikidata:Requests for permissions/RfRollback/September 2018 is not very reassuring. --Rschen7754 18:13, 1 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I don't quite buy the wikidata discussion but still Oppose Oppose, lack of trust.--Cohaf (talk) 01:16, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Oppose Oppose Yes, everyone deserves a second chance, but in my opinion, you have not gained enough trust since the incident to be holding global permissions. --Eurodyne (talk) 00:25, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose yeah, per Rschen7754. xwiki socking for vandal only accounts then calling it an unintentional mistake isn’t exactly ideal. TonyBallioni (talk) 01:07, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Per all of the above, absolutely no. Alex Shih (talk) 01:23, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your inputs. I hereby withdraw my request. Regards, :) — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 03:45, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Tagging as not done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 04:57, 2 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global rename for Turkmen

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Hello, I am the adminstrator on Azerbaijani Wikipedia. There are some problems existing in user names because of rising activity. So that, some users apply for changing their name, or they have been blocked that they didnt use correct name. In order to prevent these kinds of problems and to make name changing easy, I need this right.--Turkmen talk 22:34, 19 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support I support as patroller and interface admin of Azerbaijani Wikipedia.--►Neriman2003 talk 13:29, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support--Samral (talk) 16:09, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support--Qolcomaq (talk) 17:00, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose This sort of behavior does not give me confidence in this candidacy. --Rschen7754 17:07, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think I did it wrong, I was just asking questions. The administrator must answer the questions of the users, right? Thanks--Turkmen talk 17:14, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
It gives me the impression of a user who is very eager to obtain user rights on Wikimedia. --Rschen7754 18:26, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@Rschen7754: I'm so sorry you thought about that. As an experienced user, you also know that unused rights have been revoked. --Turkmen talk 18:47, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support--Nicat49 (talk) 18:02, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose There has been a recent attempt at gaining global rights without experience, there is no evidence of need presented, there is no evidence of past experience presented, and the blatantly obvious canvassing you perform is just another reason you shouldn't have this right. Nihlus 00:39, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think I'm inexperienced. I have 3 years experience here. I presented my evidence. Azviki admin and users support me. That proves that I was right and that I was right.--Turkmen talk 15:40, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
It proves you canvassed. Nothing more. Nihlus 15:48, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't understand what you wrote. Please write more clearly.--Turkmen talk 15:50, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Canvassing = telling people, directly or indirectly, to !vote for you. Vermont (talk) 15:55, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I'm so sorry you're thinking about that. Nobody just votes for something wrong. He votes for what he needs. But think of it as you wish. Because this is your right.--Turkmen talk 16:03, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose per Nihlus. I don't see that this person has enough experience for this permission, which is a powerful permission; it can rename almost any user at will and thus requires a significant amount of experience and trustworthiness prior to being granted the ability to push that button. I ask reviewing stewards to take into account the obvious canvassing, where multiple accounts with little to no xwiki/meta-wiki experience from the requester's home wiki supported. Vermont (talk) 00:50, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
After reading the previous global rollback request, I am quite concerned with the canvassing and likely hat collecting. Vermont (talk) 01:02, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
You can ask CheckUser.--Turkmen talk 15:57, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Ask CheckUser for...? Vermont (talk) 15:59, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I do not know English well. I translate with Google translate. Did I type it wrong?--Turkmen talk 16:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
No, I’m just wondering what CheckUser has to do with any of this. Vermont (talk) 16:29, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I also just noticed a request for rollback on Commons, that although accepted, worries me about hat collecting. See c:Commons:Requests_for_rights#Rollback. Vermont (talk) 21:53, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't understand what you wrote. Please write more clearly. --Turkmen talk 22:25, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
You seem to be requesting many different permissions in a short period of time. This is worrying. Vermont (talk) 22:26, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
As an experienced user, you also know that unused rights have been revoked. I can not understand your aggressive actions against me. --Turkmen talk 22:36, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
We are concerned about potential misuse of rights. Generally when users request a lot of advanced rights in a short amount of time, it often signals that they want more power or authority. Power structures are not the purpose of Wikimedia. --Rschen7754 22:42, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I just want to work comfortably. I have no bad intentions. I didn't bother anyone. --Turkmen talk 22:51, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
You have to demonstrate that we can trust you with these rights. We don't give them out to everyone just so that they can "work comfortably". --Rschen7754 23:00, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't bother anyone. No one ever complained about me.--Turkmen talk 23:09, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
(02:24, 4 April 2013) I think this is wrong. --Turkmen talk 23:14, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

What do you mean by that? Vermont (talk) 23:27, 21 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Attacking the opposers, and revenge votes just proves my point. --Rschen7754 00:10, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Why are you so aggressive? Please respect my thoughts. The user's discussion form brought me to this conclusion. I think he has little experience.--Turkmen talk 00:31, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose I was going to sit this out, but I found this when I was going back through your meta contributions to look for this diff, where Google Translate tells me you said to Alaa I can not link what you do with anything other than patriotism and nationalism. If I do not have such a global right, then what right have this right been given to me if I have no business? If someone else (Arabic, Persian, Armenian) was long selected, but you do it because I'm Turkish! It is not possible, Allah is Almighty. Given, I interact with Alaa a fair amount, so I might take people accusing him of being a racist less well than others do, but I don't really think that's the temperament we want with someone who will be dealing with rename requests from all language groups, even if you did eventually retract it.

    Then to the first diff: did you really think it was a good idea to welcome an obvious LTA based on the username alone? I really don't think someone who can't tell the username Oshwoh looks at mens asses is an LTA should have the ability to change usernames. TonyBallioni (talk) 03:43, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

The translation you made is incorrect! I didn't write these words "Alaa". I wrote to everyone. I don't understand your other writings. Please write more clearly.--Turkmen talk 18:53, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
That is the translation Google gives. I'm sure it isn't great, but it likely captures the idea. I also simply don't believe you when you say you weren't talking to Alaa. You mentioned his ethnicity first and replied directly to him. From this and other threads, I think it's pretty clear that you know that when you indent and respond to someone, it is a reply to them. TonyBallioni (talk) 19:39, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I was planning on not commenting further on this request, but I must comment here. Your statement is a blatant lie. You were warned for your comment here for accusing, wrongly and without justification, Alaa of opposing your Global Rollback request on a nationalistic basis, and you received oppose !votes in response to that comment. I checked with multiple other translation sites, as well as people who are familiar with the language. Vermont (talk) 20:05, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose. I was initially minded to support based on the desirability of having renamers on smaller projects. Then what looks like hat collecting was turning me towards neutral. But then, the diff found by TonyBallioni which appears to be accusing Alaa of something approaching racism is just too much. I know it was reverted, but the approach of "assume racism first and then discuss" reflects a temperament that I see as incompatible with global rights. Also, this looks suspiciously like spite. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:29, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose and very strongly, at that. Per basically what all the others have said, including the revenge !vote at Vermont's GR request but also on the basis that this user displays a significant lack of good judgement, including welcoming obvious vandals and spambots in what appears to be an attempt to falsely show more activity than there actually is. Specifically these examples: spambot, spambot, obvious LTA/vandal, way obvious lta/vandal. There are several others and the spambot welcomes I could get past but the welcoming of obvious vandals, to anyone, shows a marked lack of good judgement in my opinion which leads me to believe this user is not currently fit to hold such an advanced global permission. I understand there may be a language barrier but if one is unable to determine that "vondalizing" or "Oshwoh looks at mens asses" is inappropriate and blatant vandalism, it doesn't give me confidence that they would understand the nuances of renaming users across several languages. Praxidicae (talk) 13:53, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't know it was wrong. I've been told now that I did wrong. I will not do it again.--Turkmen talk 18:57, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
We all make mistakes but the fact that it wasn't just one occurrence but several of obvious vandal accounts indicates to me that you do not understand the necessary nuance with regard to usernaming policies and procedures x-wiki and quite honestly shows poor judgement. Praxidicae (talk) 19:09, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. --Turkmen talk 19:20, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • I really dislike the hat collector argument. It shouldn't be a bad thing to volunteer to help out in new roles on Wikimedia, and we shouldn't engage in this bizarre judgment of what we think the candidate's underlying motivations are. From what I've seen of this argument over the years, I think people are concerned about the candidate either lacking the required experience or temperament to perform the role effectively, or that the candidate will go inactive or never use the tools. The second is an non-issue since we have an inactivity policy; if the first is a concern, then people should say what they mean rather than the usual "he volunteers to help too much". That said, I do have some serious concerns in this case over the welcoming of obvious vandals and spambots. We have enough issues with global renamers rushing through requests and missing things; candidates should be able to demonstrate careful consideration of requests, and I think this candidate needs more work in that area before I trust them with this access. – Ajraddatz (talk) 14:38, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @Ajraddatz:. Please cancel the voting.--Turkmen talk 19:16, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Support Support Turkmen, очень хороший пользователь, но и активный Администратор Азербайджанкий Википедии. --Mehdi Fayyazov (User talk) 18:03, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose The candidate's ridiculous tirade with Vermont and Rschen7754 completely undermines any confidence I have in this user. User has a terrible temperament from what I am seeing and is taking this request far too lightly. We do not give out global rename to anyone like packs of chewing gum. This user permission is potentially dangerous if misused. I expect, above all else, to see candidates have demonstrated good temperament, good attitude, and sufficient trust. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:36, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose - TNT 💖 19:09, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global rename for GeneralizationsAreBad

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Not ending before 24 October 2018 22:15 UTC
As an enwiki admin who works extensively in administrative areas - particularly (un)blocking - I have repeatedly encountered users waiting on username changes. With the global renamer rights, I would help reduce the rename backlogs and contribute to a speedier block review process, easing the burden on other global renamers. Moreover, I've started thinking about branching out into new areas, such as renaming work on Metawiki, etc., and this right would facilitate that. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. GABgab 22:15, 10 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support: GeneralizationsAreBad is trusted on EN.WIKI, they are active in the local block log, and if they can use centralauth-rename to the benefit of the project, I see no reason not to support their request. Sam Sailor 12:28, 11 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support: Another trustworthy candidate. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:51, 11 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support: Only recently returned to activity after five months hiatus, minimal cross wiki activity. Supporting based on their existing quality work and demonstrated need. Alex Shih (talk) 22:08, 11 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - TNT 💖 22:09, 11 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - Their crossactivity is nonexistent, but I recognize the benefit of having the ability to rename users especially when one is commonly involved in the process of dealing with those who are submitting requests to change their username. GAB, being active in this area and frequently happening upon such users in this category, would be an asset to the project and could help reduce rename backlogs. Vermont (talk) 00:44, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ammarpad (talk)
  • Oppose Oppose per every other time an enwiki admin came over here requesting this right. Nihlus 00:54, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support GAB is one of the best Wikimedians around. He has my full trust and confidence. Opposes and weaknesses are unconvincing. Global renamers on local projects is a good thing so long as the user themselves has experience with some of the more complicated workings of a major project. GAB does. He'd be an asset, and honestly I could see him as a steward one day, even with the xwiki weaknesses: there are stewards who were elected without much activity outside their home wiki. I see no reason to appoint a trusted member of a large project a renamer when it would be helpful to them and our global community. Strong support. TonyBallioni (talk) 01:27, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support trusted user with acceptable reason, so why not?! --Alaa :)..! 21:00, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support L293D ( • ) 13:05, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support because Generalizations (about admins) Are Bad. --Rschen7754 21:43, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support -FASTILY 02:47, 14 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Done. — regards, Revi 07:14, 25 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for other global permissions

OATH testing group for Mehdi

I had enabled 2FA in fa-wiki when I was member of eliminator's group in fa wiki. --MehdiTalk 17:08, 4 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Granted please make sure you read Help:Two-factor authentication (especially the parts about scratch codes and loosing access to your account Mardetanha talk 17:11, 6 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

remove global OTRS member for Taketa

Thanks, --Krd 15:33, 7 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Matiia (talk) 15:35, 7 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

remove global OTRS member for ~riley

Thanks, --Krd 15:33, 7 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Matiia (talk) 15:36, 7 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

remove global OTRS member for Lutheraner

Thanks, --Krd 06:25, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 06:34, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

re-add global OTRS member for Lutheraner

Thanks, --Krd 14:36, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Done. — regards, Revi 14:42, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

oathauth-tester for Lolitacon

To make my account safer, thanks. --Lolitacon«» 03:06, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done please read this page --Alaa :)..! 07:08, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

oathauth-tester for AlexLeeCN

Someone tried to login my account,but he failed.I have changed my password.Also hope to use 2FA to protect my account.Thank. --AlexLeeCN (talk) 08:23, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done please read this page --Alaa :)..! 11:21, 13 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

remove global OTRS member for GB fan

Thanks, --Krd 10:46, 15 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 13:22, 15 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

add global OTRS member for Tks4Fish

Thanks, --Krd 10:46, 15 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 13:22, 15 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

oathauth-tester for ra1han

To make my account safer.

Thank You.--Ra1han (talk) 13:07, 16 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. Please, read Help:Two-factor_authentication. Ruslik (talk) 20:37, 17 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

CAPTCHA exemptions global for Eihel

Hello, in crosswiki maintenance, I also deal with Kasparbot's errors between WD and Authority (Authority control validator) that require human and manual intervention. In the list of wikis, it goes from bewiki to zhwiki. The corrections made on some wikis where I am not a confirmed user provided me a Captcha to record my modification. To facilitate my maintenance, I would like to avoid this chore that slowed me down. It would really help me a lot: efficiency and speed to move to another problematic article. I can not do much harm since I only touch Authority and WD (Translationadmin, rollbacker). My editions prove my writings: only maintenance no vandalism, promised Face-wink.svg. Thank you in advance. Best regards. --Eihel (talk) 01:23, 20 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hellooo. There is someone ? I realize 3 of 4 reasons invoked in "Global CAPTCHA exemptions policies and information":
  • I replace / delete / repair Authority crosswiki errors (it's not images on Commons, but the reason still valid)
  • Frequent request of CAPTCHA on other wikis
  • I do not have malicious intent.
Fortunately, I am not visually impaired. But I thought it was just a formality. Are the above explanations not sufficient or no one has seen my request? In case... @Vogone:. Best regards. --Eihel (talk) 05:54, 22 October 2018 (UTC) And some stewards : @Matanya and Ajraddatz: Face-smile.svg --Eihel (talk) 06:23, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Sure, you meet the "not a spambot" test. – Ajraddatz (talk) 06:27, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

remove global OTRS member for Bobamnertiopsis

Thanks, --Krd 20:59, 24 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Matiia (talk) 21:02, 24 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Abuse Filter Helper for Vermont

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

When I requested global rollback, aside from the rollback function, I was planning on using the ability to view detailed abuse filter triggers, as I commonly see them in the SWMT IRC channel through Bsadowski1’s bot, as well as on small wikis where vandalism is taking place. Unfortunately, the majority of filters that are related to vandalism are marked as private, and thus I need Abuse Filter Helper permissions to allow me to see details of most filter triggers. Vermont (talk) 15:13, 25 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support Support - outside the original scope intended for the group, but a valid use-case and a trusted requester. – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:29, 25 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support per Ajraddatz —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:23, 25 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • A simpler solution might be to add the required user right to the global rollback group. As far as I understand, you only request full log access, not access to the private filters themselves. Such an addition should not be too controversial, unless I am overlooking something. --Vogone (talk) 20:00, 25 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Viewing what the filters do is integral to understanding what the issue with an edit that triggered a filter is and why it was triggered; for example, if a wiki has a certain LTA which they have a filter for, I would be unable to accurately discern what the pattern is without viewing the text of the filter. In other words, just viewing the edits and not the filters is not very useful. Perhaps the permissions associated with Abuse Filter Helper (all of them, which together allow someone to just ‘’view’’ filter and spam information and triggers) should be added to Global Rollback, although I’m not sure if there would be consensus for that.Vermont (talk) 20:32, 25 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Outside of the scope of the role. No demonstrated filter experience. Nihlus 00:27, 26 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
It is outside of the original scope of the role, but I request it for for a constructive and beneficial purpose, as noted by Ajrddatz. I don't have much experience writing filters (limited to a few filters on simplewiki, where I'm a sysop), but I understand what a filter does when I can read it. I'll also note that Abuse Filter Helper does not allow one to edit or modify filters in any way, and only allows someone to view them. Vermont (talk) 00:32, 26 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I'm aware of what it does. I do not see a strong connection between the global rollback right (which you literally just obtained) and abuse filter helper and do not feel your work would be impeded by your inability to see the filters. This seems to be a rather large jump in privilege seeking and a quick one I might add. The permissions are clearly laid out for each right, so I find it odd that you just now stumbled on this lack of permissions you were actually seeking. Nihlus 00:56, 26 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I was unaware of how many filters are marked as private. Would you be in support of adding "abusefilter-log-private" to the GR toolset, allowing global rollbackers to view the log entries of private filters and not the filters themselves, as Vogone alluded to above? That would generally suit my purpose, while still maintaining the privacy of those filters. Vermont (talk) 01:01, 26 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I think that would be a better route, although some may disagree. However, adding the permission to the right is outside the scope of this page. Nihlus 01:21, 26 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Yes; that is either for community discussion or steward discretion (I think, I'm not sure of the customs regarding changing of global permissions). Vermont (talk) 01:27, 26 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Out of the scope of the right. And rollback can be used excellently to combat vandalism without this right as the current Global rollbackers have been doing. –Ammarpad (talk) 18:27, 28 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • I wish to withdraw this request. I’ll make an RfC later. Vermont (talk) 18:30, 28 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Withdrawn - TNT 💖 18:44, 28 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP Block exemption and 2FA Tester for WQL

Because of GFW and school firewalls, I need to use some private and public proxies to edit all Wikimedia wikis. Also, I often use some public computers in our school's computer lab to edit Wikipedia. --Mend My Way 07:19, 26 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:26, 28 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

(oathauth-enable) access for Fixpunkt

I have good experience with 2FA and read and understood the section on [recovery process]. I'm currently securing all my accounts with 2FA where possible and would like to contribute in the testing process for this feature for the general public. I use a physical 2FA device (Yubikey) instead of the usual smartphone app, which I would test and provide feedback where necessary to improve the oath-enable feature. --Fixpunkt (talk) 06:37, 28 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done @Fixpunkt: Just a quick note that depending on the type of Yubikey you have, you may not be able to use it with the TOTP method Wikimedia uses. It appears some keys do provide OATH-TOTP though Face-smile.svg - TNT 💖 14:50, 28 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

add global OTRS member for Vermont

Thanks, --Krd 06:17, 31 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 12:19, 31 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

remove global OTRS member for Ukexpat

Thanks, --Krd 06:32, 31 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 12:19, 31 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]