Steward requests/Global permissions/2018-12

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Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Pkbwcgs

I have rollback on four different wikis and I am good at fighting vandalism. I believe that global rollback will help and enable me to fight vandalism globally and I can be helpful globally by doing this. Having rollback on four different wikis demonstrate that I can fight vandalism globally. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:53, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

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Most of your xwiki contributions (wikis where you don’t currently hold rollback or comparable permissions) are image moving or other maintenance tasks not related to anti-vandalism. What need do you have for the tool? Thank you, Vermont (talk) 21:08, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
@Vermont: I was going to give a detailed response on this but I lost it on an edit conflict. I have rollback on four wikis and I believe that with experience on those four wikis, I can use global rollback responsibly. I have also previously fought vandalism in Simple English Wikipedia and little vandalism fighting on Meta. However, global rollback will speed up the process of revert vandalism globally quicker which means that I can fight vandalism on other wikis better when I receive this. I am not multilingual but I can spot the most serious vandalism on a foreign language wiki other than English. I hope this answers your question. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 21:31, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
My concern is that you don't have any experience in anti-vandalism on non-English wikis, and thus am hesitant to support granting global rollback. Vermont (talk) 01:24, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Easier in this manner, could you perform 20 rollback like undos in non English language projects and report back the edits. Thanks for volunteering anyway.--Cohaf (talk) 01:33, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral I previously supported you, but indeed your edits are English-only. Leaderboard (talk) 10:41, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose; Not active on global vandalism, even on where you have rollbacker rights alao on for a week time. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 14:57, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose. Lack of cross wiki experience, my distribution is even slightly better. This is the only thing that cause me to hesitate supporting. Good vandal fighting experience in English projects. Sidenote: The oppose above is totally ludicrous and incoherent. --Cohaf (talk) 15:41, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
The oppose above that you refer to, although not written in grammatically correct English, highlights an important point: they’re really only active on the English Wikipedia. Even on the wikis where they have rollback, editing is sporadic (weeks or even months at a time with no edits) and not consistent. Vermont (talk) 15:55, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
My bad, apologies as the language makes me think that they are opposing based on having rollback rights for only a week up to now. Yes, I agree consistency in editing across projects are important but do also note that at some smaller projects, at times you don't have much to do anyway. I didn't use rollback at all at zhwikiversity since I'm granted. --Cohaf (talk) 16:12, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
I am trying Huggle on multiple different wikis and seeing if I can catch vandalism on the ones where I don't have rollback. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:34, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Well, I suggest you see User:Vermont/huggle notes. In short: You don’t need rollback to use huggle on the vast majority of Huggle-configured wikis, and the ones that require rollback are large wikis with local policies that you should not be looking to bypass. Vermont (talk) 18:59, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Disregard the above; I had misconstrued your comment. Please feel free to use my list (linked above) to find wikis where Huggle may work. You could also use the SWMT IRC channel and other tools listed here. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 19:44, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose at least for now. I'm concerned with the level (or lack) of maturity here, as you have quite a block log on your home project and things like this in particular demonstrate some inability to deal with conflict. People who work globally often wind up victims of an accidental block or the target of nasty LTAs, in case of the first, this pretty much applies. Praxidicae (talk) 20:14, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per the concerns brought up by Praxidicae and overall lack of xwiki experience. --Az1568 (talk) 20:26, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose. I'm afraid I can't support this request and I have concerns about the candidate's competency and maturity. Several months ago, Pkbwcgs underwent two RFAs at the Simple English Wiktionary. He refused to drop the stick long after consensus (that he would not be granted the rights) was proven; furthermore there was a suspicious vandalism spike in the period before and during his RFA (with several IPs geolocating to the UK, seemingly the country he lives in right now). Immediately after his RFA was closed the vandalism stopped abruptly (yes, I'm implying he was socking). His meltdown on test2wiki forced several users to resign their bureaucrat rights and he seemingly also requested admin and 'crat rights at test2wiki solely for the purpose of testing adminship. There were also several cases where he used rights on one particular wiki to justify getting rights on another without a particular need for those rights. Quite frankly it looks like he's abusing the system for rights, and I won't be surprised (hypothetically speaking) that if he was granted these rights he would use them to justify gaining rights on another wiki. Firm no from me, and it will be a firm no from me with any future requests (requiring community consensus). Hiàn (talk) 20:50, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
    • @Hiàn: If you have any allegations of me socking then you can consult Steward requests/Checkuser. Pkbwcgs (talk) 22:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
      • I knew they withdrawn but the statement above shows that their knowledge about CU is solely lacking which will be somewhat hampering trust of community to grant GR. First, SRCU is for wikis without checkuser, and Simple has their own checkuser. Secondly, the data is stale. Lastly, checkuser is not for fishing and cannot be used to connect IP and accounts. In addition, CU is not to prove innocence. --Cohaf (talk) 01:26, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per my comments above as well as the issues described by Praxidicae. Vermont (talk) 22:00, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Request withdrawn I will try again next year. Pkbwcgs (talk) 22:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Global rollback for 1997kB

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Hello, I'm 1997kB, a member of SWMT and active in the fighting cross-wiki spam/vandalism. I have experience reverting vandalism using rollback button in the wikis where I already have it. I usually patrol cvn IRC channels and sometimes to remove vandalism I have to undo multiple changes made by the same user, so rollback would greatly help in this and overall, which will also save time as well as increase my ablity to do more for project. Thank you! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:29, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Support Support. From what I can see, good user with a good track record. Mostly good dealings with this user and it looks like they could use the right. Hiàn (talk) 03:48, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support.--Cohaf (talk) 04:02, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support - sufficient xwiki activity and rationale for the bit. – Ajraddatz (talk) 04:03, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support--BRP ever 10:21, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support, they'll make good use of the permission in their xwiki anti-vandalism work. Vermont (talk) 10:43, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support.--Saederup92 (talk) 11:05, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good xwiki anti-vandalism work. Will be a strong positive influence. Operator873 (talk) 13:56, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, Please. Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 14:01, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support High track record of xwiki work. Esteban16 (talk) 16:31, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Great amount of xwiki work and a good user overall. Good luck! —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:34, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support; Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:12, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Reasonable. Leaderboard (talk) 19:44, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Okay. --Rschen7754 06:52, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 21:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support 1997kb is an awesome and well trusted editor. Praxidicae (talk) 23:21, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure. TonyBallioni (talk) 23:31, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support. I see no problems here. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:57, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Irwin talk2me 16:51, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support I've seen him working not only on Meta but also on other Wikimedia projects. Demonstrates to be a trusted user. --Editor D.S (talk)Meta-Wiki Patroller.png 02:17, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
    • Yes check.svg Done --rxy (talk) 19:34, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
      Thank you! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:48, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for Habib Rabbi

Problems in editing the English Wikipedia with Freebasic. If you/anyone/any administration allow me to edit with the free proxy in the English Wikipedia, I would have benefited a lot. Thanks.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Habib Rabbi (talk)

By which block are you affected? Ruslik (talk) 20:33, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
@Habib Rabbi: --Alaa :)..! 14:35, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Often, i have been suffering open proxy problem when I use free Wikipedia. Free Wikipedia is a bangla free internet organisation where every Bengali gp/robi sim user will free use wikipedia and some others web. But when i use the free basic and i want edit English Wikipedia i suffer open proxy problem. So I wanted to know that can I get a solve or open proxy edit permission from you? Kindly. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Habib Rabbi (talk)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:37, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 全球领导

I'm a Chinese user,and because the block of GFW,I have to use a VPN to log in the Wiki,so I hope that I can have Editing Steward requests, thanks, --全球领导 (talk) 13:09, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Only 3 edits (2 meta & 1 zhwiki) --Alaa :)..! 17:34, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Erentar2002

I live in turkey and my only access to Wikipedia is through the Tor network. Currently i have no means to edit Wikipedia, since my account does not retain more than 10 edits. I have a number of articles already written for both tr, en, sv and it wikipedias, but i can not publish them. And since i can not edit to gain rights, this is my only resort. I need the necessary rights granted to solve this problem.
Thanks, --Erentar2002 (talk) 10:00, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:24, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions

Requests for other global permissions

OATH tester for User:Frood

Hi, I'd just like to be able to enable 2fa on my account. I know all the risks and stuff. Thanks! Frood (talk) 03:41, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAjraddatz (talk) 04:49, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

OATH for Clarkcj12

Already use 2FA everywhere where I can. I would also like to enable it to beef up my security due to some of the rights have have across the Wikimedia Projects, such as OTRS global, reviewer, patroller, and rollbacker on serveral projects. I understand the risks of 2FA and have read w:WP:Simple 2FA thanks, --Clarkcj12 (talk) 15:46, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 17:35, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

OATH tester for Moe Epsilon

After the hacking attempts, which have made their way to me as well, I would like the ability to 2FA like I do with all online accounts. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 00:17, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, please read w:WP:Simple 2FA for instructions, and don't forget to save your scratch codes in a safe but accessible place. --rxy (talk) 01:44, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
I will, thanks. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 01:44, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

2FA for Pkbwcgs

I hold advanced perms like rollback and template editor on English Wikipedia so I will need this for extra security, thanks, --Pkbwcgs (talk) 16:12, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Pkbwcgs: please read w:WP:Simple 2FA for instructions, and don't forget to save your scratch codes in a safe but accessible place --Alaa :)..! 16:31, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for とある白い猫

Thanks, --Krd 08:15, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:26, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for 0x010C

Thanks, --Krd 08:15, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Erl. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:26, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

2FA for CS_natematias

I am doing research with multiple language wikipedias, including some research on machine learning systems that detect vandalism. To increase the trustworthiness of what this account does, I would like to enable two factor authentication, thanks! --CS_natematias (talk) 14:43, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Not done. This permission is restricted to prevent account loss due to a lack of technical knowledge. With 11 edits, I cannot evaluate your technical knowledge. Your account will be secure if you have a unique password here. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:10, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Someguy1221

Thanks, --Krd 13:02, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.--HakanIST (talk) 13:06, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for KuboF Hromoslav

Thanks, --Krd 18:59, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 19:22, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

2FA for User:MMuzammils

Please enable two factor authentication for my account, I've been an editor for over 10 years, with more than 10,000 edits. I already use Authy and hardware auth. keys to protect all my other accounts. I'm being randomly approached by political groups for access to my account and need to protect it, Please support. Thanks, --Muzammil

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:23, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

2FA for Esteban16

Hi. I would like 2FA for better security. Esteban16 (talk) 14:33, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:22, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

2FA for Thegooduser

I would like to have 2FA enabled, because of the recent hacking attempts, and I am now making more and more edits, and have been obtaining several user rights on En-Wiki, and If I have 2FA It would make my account more secure if someone obtains my password. Because If my account was hacked, I'd would have start all over again in a new account, and lose progress over all the edits that I have made. Thanks, --Thegooduser (talk) 05:02, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for НоуФрост

Thanks, --Krd 09:27, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 15:39, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Benoit Rochon

Thanks, --Krd 08:00, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 12:11, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Hallo Krd. Just a question, may I ask you why OTRS-fr rights are removed? Thank you and guten tag! Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 10:09, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Your OTRS account has been closed per OTRS/Activity policy. If you think this was a mistake, please contact me or any OTRS admin by e-mail. --Krd 11:09, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Alan

Thanks, --Krd 06:46, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --rxy (talk) 19:36, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

2FA access for Abbas dhothar

I am administrator on pnbwikipedia and request here [1] for Interface administrator , they ask enable 2FA but this page says to request the feature here.Thaks --Abbas dhothar (talk) 13:34, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

@Abbas dhothar: you should be able to self-service this at: w:pnb:اص:Two-factor_authentication. — xaosflux Talk 16:29, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
w:pnb:اص:Two-factor_authentication this is a empty page . how should I able to self-service here.--Abbas dhothar (talk) 17:24, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
@Abbas dhothar: It's in preferences. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:31, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
@Abbas dhothar: I think I hit a LTR/RTL conflict, try: w:pnb:Special:OATH. — xaosflux Talk 18:09, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Ruslik (talk) 18:09, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Global mass messenger for Nabin K. Sapkota

As a event organizer in Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and other Wikipedia projects, I always needs to send the mass message to the contributors about the event updates and more. It will help me to proceed the smooth functioning of events if permission granted. thanks, --Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 15:14, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

I assume you are applying for the Meta:MassMessage senders permission, which is a local rather than a global right. As described on the information page, WM:RFH is the correct place to request it. --Vogone (talk) 15:25, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
@Vogone: this user has placed and withdrawn requests for this at enwiki and here at RFH. Looks like they want to deal with mass-messaging on commons: (which requires commons sysop access). As this access doesn't exist in the scope of this request, this should be able to be closed. — xaosflux Talk 16:26, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
The rights are managed via WM:RFH. Closing. — regards, Revi 11:55, 15 December 2018 (UTC)