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Requests for global rollback permissions

Global rollback for Minorax

The following request is closed.
Not ending before 9 March 2020 13:02 UTC

Hello everyone. I would like to request for global rollback as it will definitely aid in my cross-wiki work. I've also read the policy page. Thank you for your time. Minorax (talk) 13:02, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Very active in xwiki work, sysop at simple wikitionary, competent reverter (I examined their reverts in zhwp for their rollbacker, seems all fine), other wikis reverts seems okay also. Thanks for volunteering.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:04, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support he he, been seeing you lately.--AldnonymousBicara? 13:05, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I thought you are already a GR. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 13:08, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Obviously. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:10, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • +1: Very much competent and trusted. No concerns. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 13:14, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong support. Definitely! No concerns. Did a good work, trusted and very active. Thanks for helping. —Sgd. Hasley 13:15, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support No concerns. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:51, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Trusted and active. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 13:53, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:57, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I honestly thought you already were. Very active xwiki, and I am confident that you can be trusted with this. --Kostas20142 (talk) 15:13, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 15:46, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good luck. 1989 (talk) 17:16, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Per Kostas20142 - thought you already were --DannyS712 (talk) 18:19, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Definitely. FitIndia Talk Commons 18:22, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support very active. – sk4mp talk 23:39, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support of course.--Turkmen talk 09:17, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Trusted user --Geonuch (talk) 09:46, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -J. Ansari Talk 15:44, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Nadzik (talk) 22:09, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Sotiale (talk) 14:49, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
Done--BRP ever 13:05, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions

Global sysop for Tulsi Bhagat

The following request is closed.
Not ending before 19 March 2020 09:32 UTC
Transparency: Steward requests/Global permissions/2019-03#Global sysop for Tulsi Bhagat

Hello! Many thanks for putting your trust in me. To be honest, my activity is limited since I received GR. It's because of events and outreach i took part on (page is not up-to-date). Hopefully, I am active on various IRC channels and keep on monitoring xWiki for vandals, spam or LTAs. I've 0.65 xWikiness. I would like to request GS a bit to directly deal with spambots/xWikivandals/LTAs whenever they appears. I've read and understood the GS policy and information, and I assure you I will abide by it. Additionally, the timezone UTC+5:45 i am living in, will surely benefit. Also, I am experienced of using sysop toolkit being an admin here on Meta-Wiki, Wikimedia Commons, etc. I hope the community would give me chance to serve as a GS too.

PS, My name is Tulsi Bhagat, and I am not a cross-wiki abuse. Thank you for your consideration! Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 09:32, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Support Support no concerns. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:37, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support, qualified, with good matrix/xwikiness across Wikimedia projects, and of course much needed language skill.--AldnonymousBicara? 09:38, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
    Reconfirming my opinion (!vote), I know there are some concern about Tulsi's past, but from what I see from his flags as commons-meta-wikipedia admins he never abuse it, especially SWMT related matters the GR, he use it correctly, this is the base of my trust, after that mistake he did in the past, he never do it again, and contribute high quality contribution like outreach matters and identifying spam in language we don't understand (especially in south asian language), if I can get help from Tulsi, why not?--AldnonymousBicara? 10:21, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Well qualified, active in crosswiki work. The issues from 1st application is more or less resolved. Thanks for volunteering.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:45, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 10:49, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Minorax (talk) 10:53, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -J. Ansari Talk 15:45, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Definitely. FitIndia Talk Commons 16:55, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support improved exponentially —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:56, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Sure! Proficient and trusted user, I'm happy to support. Thanks for your work. —Sgd. Hasley 20:23, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Sure. Hiàn (talk) 20:48, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Problematic history, previously globally locked, and an ever growing attempt to gain more rights. Nihlus 22:09, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Qualified and active across many wikis. I haven't have a pleasure to meet him before tho. Good luck! Nadzik (talk) 22:11, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Geonuch (talk) 02:55, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Nihlus' first point is old and no longer valid, I think he's moved on from being globally locked, and I do not downscore legitimate requests for rights. Other than the activity part, I think you're good to go. Leaderboard (talk) 06:13, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Doing good work and having them the right will be obviously helpful. On a side note, I don't think you need to mention that "I am not a crosswiki abuser" part anymore. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:11, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support per 1997kB. -- CptViraj (📧) 12:22, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support can be trusted with the rights --DannyS712 (talk) 06:28, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose I'm sorry but I cannot support this request due to the past issues especially as GS is very difficult to monitor across hundreds of wikis. I'm also put off by the numerous rights requests over the past several years and I generally don't accuse people of aiming for certain roles but I suspect that running for steward is next. The attitude (bordering on a tantrum) displayed at Meta:Requests for adminship/Tulsi Bhagat was also not what I would expect from an administrator. --Rschen7754 07:02, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose Although I generally agree with good faith with "support", your previous history is far too large to give you such a high level of permission. You committed extreme abuse in 2017 (3 years ago) and then claimed that your account was hacked. In different discussions you made different statements. The community, (including myself) has already given you a lot of trust with global rollback. After the past incidents, I even find it wrong that you are a already local sysop in 4 projects. In a few years you may be given such permission, but not in the near future.--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 09:45, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - per 1997kB. --Ashok Ashoka Chakra.svg Talk 11:02, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I thought about this for a while and I was not sure during his meta RFA because of the concern mentioned above but he has been active and useful in that role so I think I will lean towards support this time. Support.--BRP ever 09:42, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose concerned about their attitude, asking people to stop "wasting time" and "to move on" while teaching that "those who look only to the past is seriously missing the best things to be happen in future". The past is the past, but the main protagonist of a controversial incident is not in the position to overlook the issue and even negatively judge those who still take it in consideration.--Sakretsu (炸裂) 13:56, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --*Youngjin (talk) 22:36, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support I'm giving support as he should be trusted at this time though there is something bad before. --Hamish 05:41, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
    Support Support--He is a good User. WikipedianSorjo (talk) 06:07, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
    Striken out LTA vote.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:11, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support 轻语者 (talk) 13:04, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Meets my criteria. Thank you for volunteering, Vermont (talk) 15:50, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per Rschen7754. --Herby talk thyme 16:24, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support A bit late to the party but I think that Tulsi Bhagat would be a net positive as GS. I understand the concerns of those that oppose this requests; however the lock is old and I believe that people do change after these years - at least Tulsi Bhagat did, and the behavioural concerns might be valid however I am sure that this is something that can be improved and isn't too strong to be an issue for me. On the other hand I see an experienced and competent user that can be helpful as GS. I totally agree with the arguments of the other support !votes. --Kostas20142 (talk) 11:05, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support has sysop elsewhere on projects where having sysop is a bigger deal than global sysop, so I see no need to restrict this right which really doesn’t do much despite having an impressive title. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:39, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Although some valid concerns were presented, there is a rough consensus to promote. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:44, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption

Global IP block exempt for CptViraj

Still using open proxies sometimes for privacy and security reasons. My current VPN ip isn't blocked globally but I change my VPN frequently. Please regrant GIPBE. Thankyou. -- CptViraj (📧) 01:59, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi. How long do you think you need it? --Sotiale (talk) 02:13, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
Last time I requested it for 6 months and it got removed today without any notice. If possible grant permanently this time, I'll request removal if I've stopped using proxies. -- CptViraj (📧) 02:17, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
Done. If you don't need this flag, be sure to request it be removed. Thank you. --Sotiale (talk) 06:07, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Ahecht

I often edit from a computer whose internet connection is routed through a private closed corporate proxy server to filter out viruses, malicious websites, and the like. Recently, this proxy server was changed from being hosted locally to being hosted by Amazon AWS, leading to me being caught by the block on 3.88.0.0/16. I have a long history of constructive edits to the English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons (as well as a small smattering of edits to Wikidata and some other language wikis). --Ahecht (TALK
PAGE
) 16:46, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Granted, because you have long-term edit history at both enwiki and commons. Please note there might be local blocks affecting you, to get rid of them, you would need to contact local administrators to grant local exemption for you. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:53, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for بهادير أوغلو

<Sotiale>, thanks, --Bahdiroglu (talk) 07:29, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Sorry but I fixed its template and a link. --Hamish 10:30, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Requester and account requesting on are all globally locked.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:56, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Lekhaki

Caught by a global open proxy block (I am in mainland China) and is unable to edit Wikidata and English Wikipedia. Thanks. --Lekhaki (talk) 11:27, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 15:26, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for germandemat

I need to work in China occasionally and I need to edit Wikimedia Commons, the English and Chinese wikipedia, Wikiquote etc. I can't edit if I'm blocked by using VPN or TOR. A global exemption would be very helpful, thanks, --Germandemat (talk) 19:19, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:28, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for RafaelS1979

I often use a VPN for security and privacy reasons. I'm a frequent editor mainly on the french and english Wikipedias and I always have to log off my VPN whenever I want to edit on Wikipedia, which is, to be honest, really annoying. It would help to have a permanent IP block exemption. thanks, --RafaelS1979 (talk) 11:04, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:57, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, but I thought that by requesting here it would also be applied on Wikipedia, which from what I saw, doesn't work because I'm still blocked from editing on Wikipedia with a VPN. So from what I understand, I need to request the IP exemption on Wikipedia also?

Edit: I can edit with my VPN on french wiki but it doesn't work on the english wiki.

Regards,

RafaelS1979 (talk) 22:35, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

@RafaelS1979: the Global IP Block Exemption does not exempt you from the local block at enwiki. You should follow the local instructions at enwiki to request a local exemption. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 02:18, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Strainubot

Bot running from the cloud, Thanks.--Strainu (talk) 10:31, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 12:58, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 列维劳德

<I'm from China, I must use VPN to edit Wikis, But The IP is always blocked, so I need Global IP block exempt.> --列维劳德 (talk) 12:16, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 14:36, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 長安城根喚朱雀

I am from mainland China,and I know how to edit Wikipedia correctly. I have enthusiasm and experiences in editing. Sometimes I see errors that need to be corrected, but I cannot be edited just because the VPN,so I apply, thanks, --長安城根喚朱雀 (talk) 17:21, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi. Where did you experience difficulties in editing except Chinese Wikipedia(zhwiki)? --Sotiale (talk) 09:57, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

I have the IPBE of zhwiki now, but I still can't edit in Wikidata and zh-classical.長安城根喚朱雀 (talk) 14:47, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for reply. Granted, have a good time. --Sotiale (talk) 14:49, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for SteepPeak

I'm a user from Mainland China. Though I already have local ipblock-exempt right locally on zhwiki, but some Global IP block stops me from editing other wikimedia projects, so I'm here to request for a global-ipblock-exempt right, thanks, --# SteepPeak 14:37, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Done. Have a good time! --Sotiale (talk) 14:49, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Hansei Hakuryuu

Thank you for you watching the application,I'm a student of Mainland China.I want to edit more wikis,but IP blocking stops me from it.Please help me, thanks, --Hansei Hakuryuu (talk) 23:40, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Hansei Hakuryuu, done. Please note that on other wikis you might also be affected by local blocks and global flag does not help with those. You will have to request local exemption in such cases just as you have a local one in zhwiki, --Base (talk) 12:52, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Cheetahzeng

Due to the famed en:Great Firewall, I need to use proxy. Due to that I need to apply for global-ip-block-exempt. I already have a ip-block-exempt on my homewiki, but I still have the necessary to edit other projects, for instance, Commons. Thank you. --Cheetahzeng (talk) 03:32, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Tomer T

I was blocked from editing on IP 34.99.231.241 because of the blocked range 34.99.0.0/16. I request global-ipblock-exempt. Tomer T (talk) 16:56, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:38, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Charles keen

Hello, I'm a brazilian user of Wikipedia, I love editing here and I would really like to keep up with my recent works here, would you please help me? --Charles keen (talk) 16:33, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Are you affected by global IP blocks? Ruslik (talk) 20:24, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
@Charles keen: você é afetado por bloqueios globais de IP? —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 17:24, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No answer. Ruslik (talk) 05:16, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Davidwhy

Hello! I am from China Mainland. Because zh.wikipedia.org is blocked on the China GFW, I cannot access Wikipedia without an open proxy or a VPN. I had, and will, only edit when there is some small minor errors. So, if you could give me a global IP block exempt, I would be very grateful. Thanks, --DavidwhyDavidwhy (talk) 03:58, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Davidwhy, do you intend to edit other wikis than zh.wikipedia.org? If not, a local Chinese Wikipedia exemption, zh:Wikipedia:IP封禁例外, would do you a better job than the global one. --Base (talk) 14:15, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Davidwhy, ? --Base (talk) 04:46, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
OK. Thank you! --DavidWhy
X mark.svg Not done No update, so no need to grant I guess. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:26, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for David290

I used to connect through a VPN since I am behind the en:Great firewall. I can upload though SSH server, but it's slow and unstable. I already have an IP block exemption on zhwiki as I edit it mainly, but I sometimes need it for other project like Commons, Meta or Wikidata. Thanks in advance. --David290 (talk) 03:09, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done @David290: You already have a GIPBE. If you are still not able to edit, you are caught in a local block. GIPBE does not apply to local blocks. You would need to ask for local IPBE anywhere you are affected. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:53, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 潁川淑子

I have lived in mainland China for a long time. I have long written entries in Chinese Wikipedia. I had to use a VPN to bypass the Great Wall of Fire. Due to the economic conditions of my family, I can only use a free VPN. So the IP address used is not fixed. Although I have an IP block exemption of Chinese Wikipedia. But sometimes I need to write some Japanese Wikipedia and Wikidata content. I am willing to contribute to Wikipedia. Please help me, thanks. --潁川淑子 (talk) 06:14, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:06, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for EatchaBot

(Google cloud) IP exemption required for User:EatchaBot

Hi I am using Google's service to bypass issues with archiving links but the GCP IPs are blocked by Wikimedia wikis, I didn't checked all the locations but IPs from USA are mostly blocked. Account :User:EatchaBot // Eatcha (talk) 13:45, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Example IP : 35.226.70.240 //Eatcha (talk) 13:48, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
pywikibot.exceptions.OtherPageSaveError: Edit to page [[File:" Madrid Snapshots Early February 2012 " (6875118629).jpg]] failed: wikimedia-globalblocking-ipblocked-range: '''Your IP address is in a range that has been [[m:Special:MyLanguage/Global blocks|blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis]].''' The block was made by [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jon_Kolbert Jon Kolbert] (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is ''[[m:NOP|Open Proxy]]: Colocation webhost - Request [[m:Steward_requests/Global_permissions#Requests_for_global_IP_block_exemption|an exemption]] if you are affected''. * Start of block: 04:44, 28 February 2020 * Expiry of block: 04:44, 28 February 2021 Your current IP address is 34.66.138.58 and the blocked range is 34.66.0.0/16. Please include all above details in any queries you make. If you believe you were blocked by mistake, you can find additional information and instructions in the [[m:Special:MyLanguage/No open proxies|No open proxies]] global policy. Otherwise, to discuss the block please [[m:Steward requests/Global|post a request for review on Meta-Wiki]] or send an email to the [[m:Special:MyLanguage/Stewards|stewards]] [[m:Special:MyLanguage/OTRS|OTRS]] queue at "stewards@wikimedia.org" including all above details. [help: See https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/api.php for API usage. Subscribe to the mediawiki-api-announce mailing list at <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-api-announce> for notice of API deprecations and breaking changes.]

Example edits : here, I am archiving all links from Flickr but tool-forge has a single unique IP, this results is a throttle from Internet Archive and if files are not archived quickly the bot will never catch-up, currently 4 millions files require archiving + daily thousands of files are uploaded. // Eatcha (talk) 14:13, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

FWIW: Why I am not using my home internet ? I already use GCP, makes no sense to use home IP which in fact is static and might get throttled but not with GCP. //Eatcha (talk) 14:25, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Explanation makes sense, granted. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:37, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for FerdiBf

My IP is blocked and the alledged reason is "Open Proxy". I am an author in the German wikipedia with more than 18k edits and more than 400 articles. I have no idea, why this block applies to me. I am not aware of anything that I could have done wrong. It happens from time to time that I am blocked for a short while which is very annoying. A global exemption would be very helpful, thanks --FerdiBf (talk) 19:12, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Not that I have any issue with granting you the exemption, but maybe you use a VPN or similar tool? Would you be willing to share the error message to stewards@wikimedia.org, so we can check the block was really placed correctly, and that you are, for some reason, indeed connecting via an open proxy? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:27, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
Here is the German error message:
Du bist aus dem folgenden Grund nicht berechtigt, die Seite zu bearbeiten:
Deine IP-Adresse befindet sich in einem Bereich, der auf allen Wikis der Wikimedia Foundation gesperrt ist.
Die Sperre wurde durchgeführt von Vituzzu (meta.wikimedia.org). Der angegebene Grund ist hosting service with open proxies such as 84.16.242.158 .
Beginn der Sperre: 11:16, 21. Jan. 2018
Ablauf der Sperre: 11:16, 21. Jan. 2023
Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist 84.16.242.156 und der gesperrte Bereich ist 84.16.224.0/19. Bitte beziehe alle obigen Einzelheiten in all deinen Anfragen ein.
Wenn du glaubst, dass du versehentlich gesperrt wurdest, findest du zusätzliche Informationen und Anweisungen in der globalen Richtlinie keine offenen Proxies. Andernfalls diskutiere die Sperre bitte durch eine Anfrage zur Überprüfung im Meta-Wiki oder sende eine E-Mai an die Steward-OTRS-Queue per stewards@wikimedia.org inklusive aller obigen Details.
It basically says that I would use "open proxies", whatever this exactly may mean. I even don't know what I could change. This differs from an earlier message which proposed to ask for an exception and which had directed me to this page. That's the current status. Presently I cannot make any edits. Any hint what I could do would be highly appreciated.--FerdiBf (talk) 16:42, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
It worked fine for a few days but now the blocked status is back. Please help.--FerdiBf (talk) 18:38, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
There is a log of Vituzzu's rangeblock here. The WHOIS indicates this site is hosted at leaseweb.com, a web host. You are probably employing a VPN service (en:Avira) that is hosted at leaseweb. Somebody logging onto English Wikipedia through a web host would risk having their connection blocked under the en:WP:OP rules. Though I don't deal with VPNs very often, my guess is that the reputation of the VPN could make a difference. To avoid the block you can probably connect to Wikipedia directly, without using the VPN. Since Wikipedia access is encrypted, it protects you against some of the same issues as a VPN would. EdJohnston (talk) 00:07, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Since there was no followup by User:FerdiBf, closing as notdone. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:14, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Prianteltix

From time to time, I have the same problem that occurs at the User FerdiBF listed above me. I am also an author in the german Wikipedia and for some reason, there are sometimes some bans bans, that weren't for me but for some IP's instead, hinder me to edit pages. In my case, the latest error message was:

Du bist aus dem folgenden Grund nicht berechtigt, die Seite zu bearbeiten:
Deine IP-Adresse befindet sich in einem Bereich, der auf allen Wikis der Wikimedia Foundation gesperrt ist.
Die Sperre wurde durchgeführt von Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). Der angegebene Grund ist Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Request an exemption if you are affected.
Beginn der Sperre: 04:56, 28. Feb. 2020
Ablauf der Sperre: 04:56, 28. Feb. 2021
Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist 46.165.225.54 und der gesperrte Bereich ist 46.165.192.0/18. Bitte beziehe alle obigen Einzelheiten in all deinen Anfragen ein.
Wenn du glaubst, dass du versehentlich gesperrt wurdest, findest du zusätzliche Informationen und Anweisungen in der globalen Richtlinie keine offenen Proxies. Andernfalls diskutiere die Sperre bitte durch eine Anfrage zur Überprüfung im Meta-Wiki oder sende eine E-Mai an die Steward-OTRS-Queue per stewards@wikimedia.org inklusive aller obigen Details.

Please help me, thanks in advance! Prianteltix (talk) 20:14, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

@Prianteltix: Do you use a VPN or similar service? If so, could you try to turn it off/exempt Wikipedia from it? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:32, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done for lack of any response. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:10, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for AsharaDayne

Hello, I come from China Mainland. I am an active editor of Chinese Wikipedia. For reasons known to all, I need a VPN to login in it currently. I need the permission for editing links on Wikidata. Thanks. --AsharaDayne (talk) 09:14, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

AsharaDayne, could you comment your English Wikipedia block, please? --Base (talk) 08:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Base, I had some edit wars with other editors because I didn't know the rules at that time. But the reason why they banned me was unacceptableby, the administrator of English Wikipedia thought I was another user's dummy account according to en:Wikipedia:The duck test. AsharaDayne (talk) 11:16, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
@AsharaDayne: The block should be appealled to Unblock Ticket Request System. You should explicitly state whether you are the alleged sock master in your unblock request. (You are not banned.)--GZWDer (talk) 16:10, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
@GZWDer:, Thanks, I will try it. AsharaDayne (talk) 07:48, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No follow-up, not done. Please reapply once this is solved. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:12, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Thedarkknightli

I'm active on English Wiktionary, but I can't edit it now. I live in Mainland China and it's impossible for me to edit Wiktionary, Wikipedia, etc. without a VPN/proxy server. I hope you grant my account this right. It'll help me much.

Thanks,

Thedarkknightli (talk) 06:34, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Granted Keep in mind for local blocks, you have to request local exemption as well. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:06, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Thank you! --Thedarkknightli (talk) 15:52, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Dark Eagle

I have an IP block exemption in Latvian Wikipedia. But sometimes I need to make edits in Commons and Wikidata. I have IP from my provider, so I have no possibility to change it, thanks, --Dark Eagle (talk) 20:33, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Are you affected by a global block? If the block is local, you would have to request local exemption - the global one works for global blocks only. If you are not sure, you can share your IP address - if you're not comfortable with sharing it here, you can email stewards@wikimedia.org. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:07, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Global block till 2020-08-30: Your current IP address is 86.63.183.183 and the blocked range is 86.63.160.0/19. --Dark Eagle (talk) 22:21, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Granted Keep in mind for local blocks, a local exemption is needed. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:09, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for JJonahJackalope

Hi, I live in Georgia, United States. Recently received notice that my IP is within a range that has been blocked with the reasoning being "Long-term abuse". From the notification, "Start of block: 23:10, 19 March 2020, Expiry of block: 23:10, 2 April 2020". Block was made by Martin Urbaneck. thanks, --JJonahJackalope (talk) 00:07, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

@JJonahJackalope: I've amended the block, so it should no longer affect you. Could you try again, please? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:44, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Just checked, looks like everything's working now. Thanks, JJonahJackalope (talk) 17:21, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Closing as withdrawn them. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:17, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Heyanyu2019

I live in mainland China and must use an VPN to view Wikipedia. For the moment there are no other choices for us. It would be so kind of you to give me an exemption. I really need this to edit something. Thank you so much for your support in advanced.

Below is the statement why I am blocked:

Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis. The block was made by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Request an exemption if you are affected. Start of block: 04:57, 28 February 2020 Expiry of block: 04:57, 28 February 2021 Your current IP address is 109.166.36.5 and the blocked range is 109.166.36.0/24. Please include all above details in any queries you make. If you believe you were blocked by mistake, you can find additional information and instructions in the No open proxies global policy. Otherwise, to discuss the block please post a request for review on Meta-Wiki or send an email to the stewards OTRS queue at stewards@wikimedia.org including all above details. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Heyanyu2019 (talk) 03:52, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

@Heyanyu2019: It seems you intend to edit Chinese Wikipedia. In that case, could you please email unblock-zh(_AT_)lists.wikimedia.org and ask for a local exemption? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:03, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Hi Martin, i am an employee in a museum in China. I've already finished the chinese page and I am asked to create an english page for the museum. That's why i need this exemption. I will also email to the above address for a local exemption. Thanks for your help.--Heyanyu2019 (talk) 03:45, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
@Heyanyu2019: Thanks for the message. For editing English Wikipedia, you need a local exemption, the global one won't work there. You can request it by emailing checkuser-en-wp@wikipedia.org. I'm closing this request as not done for now, if the need for this exemption ever arises again, feel free to re-request. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:23, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 火焰之河

Hi,I'm a Wikipedia user come from China mainland,so I must use a open proxy to open the website and edit it.Now I can edit Chinese Wikipedia,but I still can't edit English version,and I can not use the "Interlanguage links" to add my Chinese articles to other language's links,for it always says"An error has occured. You do not have the permissions needed to carry out this action.".I'm always a honest editor and legitimate Wiki user,so I'm impossible to use the permission to do anything wrong. So please kindly grant me the global IP block exemption.Thanks for your help. For your information,below is the block information of me You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reasons:

Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis. The block was made by -revi (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open proxy: Leaky webhost: Contact stewards if you are affected . Start of block: 16:19, 13 July 2018 Expiry of block: 16:19, 13 July 2021 Your current IP address is 65.49.38.141 and the blocked range is 65.49.0.0/17. Please include all above details in any queries you make. --火焰之河 (talk) 08:10, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Please note that GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 21:48, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Liuxingy

Hello!I come from mainland China. For well-known reasons, I had to use a VPN to edit them.I have edited them for about 4 years,and I have been coutributing to many sister projects.If I can't get global IP block exemption,I will not edit many projects.Thank you very much!--Liuxingy (talk) 03:09, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Please note GIPBE won't exempt you from local blocks. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:18, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for Andrewstevenson2013

Inactive; No edits after granting GIPBE. -- CptViraj (📧) 15:10, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Revoked --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:54, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for Morpheus rock

Inactive; No edits after granting GIPBE. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:16, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:22, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Heyanyu2019

Hi, I live in mainland China and already have the local exemption for chinese wiki pages. I work for a museum in China and was asked by my boss to create an English page. Last time I applied here for a global exemption and one wiki user told me i should apply for local exemption. But I found out, the local exemption doesn't work for me! It would be great if I could have a global exemption. It will help me a lot! Thank you so much! --Heyanyu2019 (talk) 01:26, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:29, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for Caramuru87

Inactive; Last edit on 17 January 2018. -- CptViraj (📧) 10:45, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Revoked --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:45, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for Calvinlim1188

Inactive; No edits after granting GIPBE. -- CptViraj (📧) 10:45, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Revoked --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:45, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for Gray456

Inactive; Last edit on 31 January 2018. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:07, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 06:28, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for Gladiool2018

Inactive; Last edit on 21 November 2017, the day GIPBE was granted. -- CptViraj (📧) 12:59, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 06:27, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Asmcds1995

Eu necessito de uma isenção de bloqueio IP para editar sem interrupção através do bloco de faixa IP, pois estou sendo afetado por um bloco IP que me impede de editar com minha conta de login. Concordo em não fazer uso da minha isenção para editar através de um proxy de anonimato bloqueado. --Asmcds1995 (talk) 19:11, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

@Asmcds1995: você é afetado por um bloqueio global ou local de IP? Qual o erro que aparece? Se preferir não divulgar publicamente seu IP, envie-nos em Special:Contact/Stewards ou por stewards(at)wikimedia.orgThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 19:19, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
@Tks4Fish: Sou afetado por um bloqueio global que me impede de editar ininterruptamente. Estou pedindo minha isenção de bloqueio através do bloco de faixa IP.--Asmcds1995 (talk) 19:25, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
@Asmcds1995: Qual seu IP atual? Se preferir não divulgá-lo publicamente, envie-nos em Special:Contact/Stewards ou por stewards(at)wikimedia.org. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 20:09, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
@Tks4Fish: Meu endereço IP é 177.125.204.185. --Asmcds1995 (talk) 03:50, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
@Asmcds1995: o bloqueio foi alterado para apenas anônimos, então você deve poder editar sem problemas. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:24, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for GnolizX

I'm in Mainland China and have got to use proxy to get access and make contributions to the projects. --GnolizX (talk) 02:51, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:44, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for 晴望

I live in China, where wikipedia is blocked. So I have to use vpn software to visit it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 晴望 (talk)

@晴望: It seems you would like to edit zh.wikipedia. In that case, could you please email unblock-zh(_AT_)lists.wikimedia.org? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:08, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
I've granted IPBE flag to the candidate based on local policy, but whether the request here should be closed is up to the steward.--Hamish 19:20, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Handled locally per the above. If this is needed in the future, feel free to re-apply. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:27, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for User:W dvd

Hi, I'm from the PRC. Because of the Great Firewall,I have to use a VPN to edit. I haven't edited many articles and have gotten an edit wrong, I like editing the simple english Wikipedia and hope to cite things. I also enjoy traveling and occasionally edit Wikivoyage articles, so that's why I'm requesting a global IP exemption instead of a local one. I wish all the best for Wikipedia and every of is editors, even if I don't pass, I will continue to use Wikipedia and be thankful to everybody who made it possible. Thanks again! --W dvd (talk) 10:51, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:24, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for KWGWR1912

Inactive; Last edit on 14 March 2018. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:21, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Revoked --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:33, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Huerdada

Hello, I am a Wikipedia user in mainland China. For well-known reasons, I had to use a VPN to edit. Although I haven't edited many of them, I believe that every one of my editors is meaningful and contributes to Wikipedia. Hope to be able to pass, thank you very much!

In addition, this is the message generated during editing:

Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis.

The block was made by Jon Kolbert(meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder.

  • Start of block: 2019年8月3日 (六) 02:52
  • Expiry of block: 2020年11月3日 (二) 02:52

Your current IP address is 89.31.126.80 and the blocked range is 89.31.124.0/22. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

If you believe you were blocked by mistake, you can find additional information and instructions in the No open proxies global policy. Otherwise, to discuss the block please post a request for review on Meta-Wikior send an email to the stewards OTRS queue at stewards@wikimedia.org including all above details.

--Huerdada (talk) 06:01, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

As you only contribute to Chinese Wikipedia, you'd better to apply for a local IP exemption. Ruslik (talk) 20:55, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
For the record, emailing unblock-zh(_AT_)lists.wikimedia.org is the right way to apply for that. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:13, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
I've granted IPBE flag to the candidate based on local policy, but whether the request here should be closed is up to the steward.--Hamish 19:20, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Handled locally per the above. If this is needed in the future, feel free to re-apply. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:27, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for PL Przemek

Inactive; Last edit on 17 October 2017. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:46, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Revoked --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:33, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Daimona Eaytoy

I'd like to use a VPN to contribute to WMF projects (for privacy reasons), and one of the IPs I will be mainly using falls in this blocked range. I am sysop and IA on itwiki, and abuse filter helper globally, so I think I can be considered a trusted user. Thanks, --Daimona Eaytoy (talk) 14:58, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 15:08, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

remove GIPBE for Slywizard21

CU blocked on enwiki as a sockpuppet of a blocked user, violated IPBE policy. Also inactive for 2 years, last edit on 27 March 2018. -- CptViraj (📧) 08:47, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:00, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Requests for global rename permissions

Global rename for Xaosflux

Not ending before 9 March 2020 03:33 UTC
Hello all, I'm a bureaucrat, admin, and oversighter from enwiki and local meta-wiki oversighter and admin. I am familiar with the policy and am available to help with the rename queue. As a local oversighter, we occasionally get requests referring to the private rename system (generally declining with explanations) so being able to see the comments from Special:GlobalRenameRequests would be useful when processing such requests as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration, — xaosflux Talk 03:33, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Trusted, won't abuse the rights, no downside --DannyS712 (talk) 03:48, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - Trusted user. Valid rational. No concerns here. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 03:51, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - no concerns, trusted user. – Ajraddatz (talk) 04:23, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Rschen7754 04:28, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:24, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support No concerns. -- CptViraj (📧) 07:32, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Sure. Obviously competent and I thought he is already one. :)--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:03, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Clear consensus. @Trijnstel: Please add Xaosflux to mailing list. Thanks! --Sotiale (talk) 07:29, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
Done too. Trijnsteltalk 22:30, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Global rename for Aldnonymous

Not ending before 15 March 2020 09:10 UTC

I was previously global renamer that got removed due to inactivity (about same reason as to why my GS removed due to inactivity), I'm asking this permission to be restored as there are no Indonesian global renamer available (except one who are currently on hiatus), and other global renamer had to ask rationale in Indonesian quite many times. I am also able to handle all request for most asian language. I am currently a Global Sysops, Indonesian Wikipedia Administrator and Meta Administrator, thank you.--AldnonymousBicara? 09:10, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Support Support Welcome back. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:11, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svgSymbol strong support vote.svgSymbol strong support vote.svg Mega-super-support Clearly competent, no errors per last stint as GRenamer. Friendly, approachable and helpful. Bring important language skills to the table, trusted in the communities they are active in. I don't see any reasons proscribing his access to this right. Thanks for volunteering.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:14, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Welcome back --Kostas20142 (talk) 09:47, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Why not? -- CptViraj (📧) 09:49, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportFace-wink.svg--Turkmen talk 09:51, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Minorax (talk) 10:29, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • +1 — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 10:49, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 11:11, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support. No issues. Welcome back! —Sgd. Hasley 14:32, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support no concerns. – Ajraddatz (talk) 14:46, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Sure. Stryn (talk) 14:52, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mardetanha talk 19:49, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support no concerns. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:55, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Geonuch (talk) 23:24, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Sakretsu (炸裂) 00:25, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Supportxaosflux Talk 03:05, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Welcome back! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:57, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 06:49, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support--+ Borschts Talk 09:08, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Finally know who you are. --Hamish 10:27, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support.--HakanIST (talk) 14:36, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 14:48, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support ~ Amory (utc) 14:52, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Nihlus 23:18, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Uncontroversial restoration --DannyS712 (talk) 18:19, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Yes definitely. FitIndia Talk Commons 18:24, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Uğurkenttalk 21:09, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportAmmarpad (talk) 12:11, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Sotiale (talk) 14:50, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -J. Ansari Talk 14:04, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
Done, clear consensus. @Trijnstel: please add Aldnonymous to mailing list. Thanks--BRP ever 09:18, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Done. Trijnsteltalk 11:45, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Global rename for Nosebagbear

Not ending before 16 March 2020 15:20 UTC

Hi all, I'm an en-wiki Admin and an OTRS agent. Both of these provide some of my reasoning to requesting the user-right. Through my unblock request & UAA work in the former, there are cases where an otherwise resolved case can get snarled up and would be eased by having the right. While there are of course some routes around, with the usual inexperience of most requesting editors, it would be beneficial to be able to handle it myself. OTRS also has instances where it would be helpful to be able to process it myself, rather than needing to divert editors through another inbox I don't have access to. I'd also anticipate working the general renaming queue(s).

Please let me know if you have any questions. I don't currently have a language userbox (I'm purely a native English speaker), but would be happy to add one. Nosebagbear (talk) 15:20, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Support Support Per the usual standard at SRGP that a relatively active, good standing enwp admin who is interested to work in username unblocks should get it. Yeah, a userbox may be useful to some extent. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:25, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per Camouflaged Mirage. I don't recall GR rights being bundled with enwiki sysop access. Nihlus 23:17, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
    @Nihlus: What I mean is that typically we will have the same objections, but then enwp have a rule that says account cannot be unblocked until renamed, hence, it's sort of valid use. Based on the past year applications, the same objections raised but then the results is always there is consensus for promotion to GR. Hence, I had sort of taken the stand to support all enwp sysops asking for the right (and arwp etc) so long as they are active, without any clouds above their head. More hands is always better?--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:07, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Trusted and willing to work in area. So why not?‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:02, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 15:47, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Can be trusted with the rights --DannyS712 (talk) 18:20, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - FitIndia Talk Commons 18:25, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support I see no reason to oppose, they clealy need the tool and they are not going to abuse it.--BRP ever 23:45, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportAjraddatz (talk) 13:48, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 03:59, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportAmmarpad (talk) 12:11, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -Minorax (talk) 22:34, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Geonuch (talk) 02:55, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 03:18, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, clear consensus. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 18:29, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
@Trijnstel and Masti: can you add him to the mailing list? Thanks! —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 18:29, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:45, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Global rename for Chansey

The following request is closed.
Not ending before 1 April 2020 19:09 UTC

Hello. I am Chansey from trwiki. First of all I am neither a sysop nor bureaucrat. I am a local patrol. I am a Turkish native speaker also I can speak English. I like to help users on my home wiki and I describe myself a vandalism fighter. I like to contribute for establishing a healthy project for good purpose and I believe Wikipedia can improve with mutual communication. I realized that no user is global renamer who is Turkish native speaker (only one native speaker steward on duty). I would like to be volunteer for helping users who request for renaming, especially Turkish speakers. I read policy several times and its soul is not so much different from our local policy. Yes, I know we are a developing wiki (but have too much potential), there is not so much request from us, however it will change. Trwiki is expanding. You might concern about my edit counter on meta but I believe I should edit my home wiki first for gain experience and I know the Wiki system, I am a good reader. So I want to serve as a volunteer to all Wikipedia users globally. I encourage myself. Thanks for your precious comments in advance. Regards. Chansey (talk) 19:09, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Question Question: @Chansey: Hey, Nice to see your willingness to offer help with username changes, but before I make my mind could you please show me any experience/incidents which indicates that you are aware with the process of name change not just the policy. Also could you please link me local page that handle name changes on trwiki as I am unable to find one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:55, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Hi @1997kB:. After Single User Login finalisation, renaming authorization has been withdrawn from local bureaucrat in trwiki. You can see explanation page there but in Turkish. So, I can not show you my expericence about renaming, I could not rename. Actually no one can (maybe a steward who I said above or bureaucrats who were active before SUL finalisation). Only global renamers and stewards can rename users. For example an active trwiki user changed username here also some of them are (1, 2) pending. However I can show you as an evidence of my knowledge about usernames. It is trwiki local user block request page. I requested lots of block for inappropriate user name (in Turkish: Uygunsuz KA or KA politikasına aykırılık). For example 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 etc, I can increase the numbers of my requests. I hope I could explain myself clearly... Thanks.Chansey (talk) 07:10, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the response, Chansey. I'm Neutral Neutral too as I see no involvement in areas where you having the right will help your work. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:13, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • {{neutral}} Not an admin anywhere (how he gonna process the block-rename-unblock request then?), no crosswiki experience. The only pro is language skill, really hard to decide.--AldnonymousBicara? 10:10, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your comment @Aldnonymous:. As I said above i am not a sysop. However we are keeping in touch with all sysops (also CUs) via block request page and Telegram group. In fact, in trwiki we hardly ever handle block-rename-unblock processes. If i encounter any circumstamce like you mentioned, i would say a sysop to assist me. Regards. Chansey 10:49, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
I understand, but prefer to play it safe be really careful, the problem is, you don't have experience of doing any kind of election before this to show that you are truly trusted by the local community, especially the tr.wp community that you represent. There's also doubt I have because you never have the experience being a rename clerk. I won't oppose though, but at the same time I will not support. Thanks.--AldnonymousBicara? 11:40, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose while I would love to have an additional Turkish-speaker on the team, I would prefer it be someone with +sysop in that community as that is a demonstration of trust by the community where the permission would be used. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:28, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Per all the above. I am not particular concerned the user is a sysop but there seems to be not too much experienced in the relevant local venue. Lack of demonstrated need. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:26, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Chansey has been one of the most active editors of Turkish Wikipedia for years. A few years ago, he put his candidacy for adminship on Turkish Wikipedia, but it was decided that the necessary consensus wasn't achieved as a result of the first bureaucrat discussion in this wiki. On the other hand, I think he will help as much as possible to requests from Turkish and Azerbaijani Wikipedia. Because Turkish Wikipedia is one of the wikis with the most users and there are accounts that are blocked every day due to inappropriate username according to the policies. These accounts make requests for change the account name from admins or OTRS Turkish. So we direct them to Meta-Wiki. However, they can't make a request because they can't speak English or don't know the rules here. Therefore, I believe that a user whose native language is Turkish will solve these problems. --Uğurkenttalk 10:34, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Since a local sysop stated such strong support above, my oppose seems unfounded. Support per Uğurkent.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:55, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support per Uğurkent.--Turkmen talk 15:32, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support, if Uğurkent and Turkmen trust this user, Then I think this user is fine for the task.--AldnonymousBicara? 21:09, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Well sorry but I can't support a candidate who failed 3 RfAs, which indicates that local community doesn't trust them. Thus niether I see local community trusted nor they have experience of some kind in this area, so I have switched neutral to oppose. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:38, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose I cannot support this application at this point in time, per 1997kb. ~riley (talk) 02:54, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose lack of apparent home-wiki community trust is a deal-breaker for me, especially absent any experience in rename-related areas. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:45, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for everyone who commented here. I understood what you (community) expect and it is a great experience for me. I will be here again after i prepare myself. Equality is good :) So I am withdrawing the request. Best regards. Chansey 21:08, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Request withdrawnThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 21:22, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Requests for 2 Factor Auth tester permissions

2FA Tester for CptViraj

As I use free open proxies, I want to secure my account from being compromised. I've read the help page. Thankyou. --CptViraj (📧) 02:02, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--BRP ever 02:07, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Lesslikely

<Hi, I've read the help page in it's entirety and would like to request 2FA, I often edit pages on research and statistics>, thanks, Lesslikely

Yes check.svg Done--BRP ever 01:37, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for BeakerandChef

Hello, I have read the help page and would like to request 2FA to increase the security of my account. thanks, --BeakerandChef (talk) 18:48, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:51, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Coldworm

I have read the Help page and I would like to request 2FA for improved security, thanks, --Coldworm (talk) 11:19, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--BRP ever 11:21, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Agastya

Hi. This is my spare account which does not have any special privs on any wiki. I use it for seeing how things are, without the privs. But yesterday, I received this notification on enwp: "There have been multiple failed attempts to log in to your account from a new device. Please make sure your account has a strong password." I have 2FA enabled on my primary account, which has both admin and reviewer bits. And I wanted to request 2FA for this account as well. Thanks, --Agastya (talk) 06:54, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 08:59, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for MajavahBot

Please enabled 2FA for my bot account. I have read the instructions and already have 2FA on my main account. Thanks, --Majavah (talk) 17:42, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 18:14, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

remove 2FA Tester for Kostas20142

Please remove my 2FA Tester access as redundant to wikidatawiki sysop. Thanks, --Kostas20142 (talk) 23:27, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Kostas20142: please note that there is a difference now as from this moment forward you hold oathauth-enable right only on Wikidata and you will have to go there in order to enable 2FA again should you disable the current one.--Sakretsu (炸裂) 12:43, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for User:Snufkinson

Hi, I'd like to be able to enable 2fa on my account. I like the heightened security and try to use 2fa on all my online accounts. I know all the risks, thanks, --Snufkinson (talk) 06:39, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:49, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Voomoo

yes I have read the help page --Voomoo (talk) 06:32, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--BRP ever 11:16, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

remove 2FA Tester for CptViraj

Please remove oathauth-tester, thankyou. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:09, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

@CptViraj:this page is vor local Permissions requests and not for Global Permissions (Steward requests/Global permissions) --𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 13:26, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
I've seen many global rights removal requests being posted here, and SRGP doesn't have requests for removal section. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:29, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Moved from Steward requests/Permissions, this seems the most appropriate place--Sakretsu (炸裂) 14:16, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done @CptViraj: quick reminder that you can find further instructions at Help:Two-factor authentication#Disabling two-factor authentication in case you need it.--Sakretsu (炸裂) 14:27, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for BanglaBot

I`d like to have Two-Factor Authentication enabled for my BOT account also. Thanks, -- Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 16:56, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

ZI Jony, just to confirm, are you sure that you would still be able to operate the bot normally with 2FA on? --Base (talk) 17:08, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Base, YES. I'm running this bot manually, Its semi-automated. Thanks! Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:23, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
In such case, Yes check.svg granted. Enjoy :) --Base (talk) 17:27, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Fumitol

Interested in testing out 2FA on Wikipedia. Thank you --Fumitol (talk) 22:07, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Can you confirm you have read the documentation? —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 22:10, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Absolutely. Can confirm that I have read through the docs regarding 2FA. Thank you, --Fumitol (talk) 22:15, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 22:43, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Themanozze

I have read through the 2FA documentation and would really like to use it, thanks, --Themanozze (talk) 13:17, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for I'llbeyourbeach

I've gone through H:2FA and would like to test 2fa on Wikipedia, thanks, --I'llbeyourbeach (talk) 06:34, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:54, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for MrConorAE

I've read through the 2FA docs and it seems like a good idea. Could I have the required permissions? Thanks, MrConorAE (talk) 21:12, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:26, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Info-Screen

Using TOTP and other MFA mechanism on almost any site where possible, I would like to use them on Wikimedia Wikis aswell, I already have 2FA enabled on my Wikitech account, without any problems. Thanks --Info-Screen (talk) 20:48, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:56, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz998

I use 2FA on many websites, including email, paypal and other such important sites and now wish to add Wikipedia to my standard practise. I have been using it for about 5 years and understand the risks involved with 2FA. I have read the help page relating to 2FA., thanks, Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz998 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz998 (talk) 16:31 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 05:30, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for BactrianCamelCase

I have read the help page already. The reason I ask for 2FA is because I am using it for so long for anywhere possible, I now feel naked without having my YubiKey with me. You will be easing my OCD, thanks, --BactrianCamelCase (talk) 21:19, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 21:37, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for User: ToXiCEngel

I want to secure my account using 2FA. Google Chrome alerted me to the fact that my account password was compromised and therefore I don't believe a password alone is good enough.I read the help section and am familiar with the 2FA. I use Authy, thanks, --ToXiCEngel

Yes check.svg DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:56, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Thompson.matthew

Read the help page, know how TOTP works, won't lose seed key, will save backup scratch codes. --Thompson.matthew (talk) 13:28, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Kolbert (talk) 15:33, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

2FA Tester for Koryva

Hi there. I'm running through 1Password to change all my matching passwords to unique ones and noticed 2FA is possible with Wikimedia. Since I work in security, I would very much appreciate it if you would please allow 2FA on my account. Thanks much, in advance! -- Koryva

Yes check.svg Done Jon Kolbert (talk) 15:33, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Requests for other global permissions

add global OTRS member for RonaldB

Thanks, --Krd 19:00, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 20:32, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Gryllida

Thanks, --Krd 11:36, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --BRP ever 11:48, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Ankry

Thanks, --Krd 12:02, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--BRP ever 12:10, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Global edit interface for Krinkle (renewal)

The following request is closed.

Hi, I use the Interface editor permission to help maintain gadgets and site scripts on our wikis, especially in response to changes made to the MediaWiki software, to ensure they remain compatible and follow best practices for performance and security, and any other maintenance as requested by local communities. I've actively served in the interface editors group since 2011 (original request, 2019 renewal), and would like to continue this work. Thanks! --Krinkle (talk) 16:33, 1 March 2020 (UTC)


Done Granted for 2 years to expire on 2022-03-08. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:39, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Global editinterface and deleter for Pathoschild (renewal)

The following request is closed.

I use the global editinterface and global deleter permissions to run the Synchbot service and maintain scripts crosswiki (mainly the former now). Although I'm not an active editor anymore, I run Synchbot regularly every month to clear all queued requests. Stewards have said they'd rather not take over Synchbot, so I'd like to continue this work. :) —Pathoschild 14:59, 01 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Support Support, sure. —Sgd. Hasley 15:00, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support no need to doubt this one, please continue with your services.--AldnonymousBicara? 15:00, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Thank you for your service.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:04, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
    Support for a longer term too.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:05, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Minorax (talk) 15:43, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Turkmen talk 15:44, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support and I would suggest to give the rights for a longer term this time (2 or 3 years or so). Trijnsteltalk 15:45, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support for longer term. – Ajraddatz (talk) 16:04, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Krinkle (talk) 16:18, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- CptViraj (📧) 16:24, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • +1 to Trijnstel. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 16:28, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support What would we do without your help? Thanks for your continued efforts in assisting us doing this task. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:29, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Sure! --MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:33, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support for however long the closing stew thinks is fine. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:56, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Geonuch (talk) 23:24, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support For longer term. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:57, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 06:49, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - FitIndia Talk Commons 09:10, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support ~ Amory (utc) 14:54, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support - no concerns with this contributor having the access, just that this is a bandaid that is still needed - and we are still supporting a "global" process that is dependent on the future actions of a single person. Continued concern from last year's request that if this is a useful process time should be spent to make it better supported. — xaosflux Talk 15:17, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ahmadtalk 12:57, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 13:23, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Thanks for running synchbot --DannyS712 (talk) 18:20, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Amanda (aka DQ) 03:24, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Done Granted for 2 years to expire on 2022-03-07. --Sakretsu (炸裂) 12:09, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Martin Urbanec

Thanks, --Krd 08:33, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 08:35, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Request for CAPTCHA-exempt for FNAFPUPPETMASTER

I'd like to get this permission so that I may use tools such as TwinkleGlobal on pages, as I was CSDing a page and it was stopped as it needed a captcha., thanks, --FNAFPUPPETMASTER (talk) 21:52, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Why are you blocked in English Wikipedia? Ruslik (talk) 12:28, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
Captcha-exempt is not mean to to be "global autoconfirm" - you should be able to use those scripts on any project you are even a casual editor of. — xaosflux Talk 14:40, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@FNAFPUPPETMASTER: can you answer the above points? Thanks.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:32, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@Ruslik0, Xaosflux, and Camouflaged Mirage: Sorry, I was busy with some things today, so I didn't get around to it. I am blocked on enwiki because I was immature a couple of years ago, and wanted to be sock-blocked, so I got blocked, then attempted to make more bad changes on a sock, but then I was reformed and after 7 or so months, I called myself out and opened a spi against myself. Second, I'm part of the small-wiki monitoring team, so I may make some changes on a wiki I had never been on, most likely {{speedy}}ing blatant vandalism that blanks the page. FNAFPUPPETMASTER (talk) 06:59, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@FNAFPUPPETMASTER: What project captcha you had problem with? And you are indef as a vandalism only account, so your account doesn't tally up. Can you explain more?--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:22, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
"Vandalism that blanks the" page - that wouldn't normally need speedy deletion, it would need undo or rollback. — xaosflux Talk 16:21, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: By that, I mean new page creations, I usually blank those to hide vandalism if they are blatant vandalism. And @Camouflaged Mirage:, like I said before, I made only vandalistic changes to be blocked, so I could be sockblocked in the future, I belive. FNAFPUPPETMASTER (talk) 18:57, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
Also, the project was w:dty:, It was to my own usertalk, so I assume that I cannot do it to other articles. FNAFPUPPETMASTER (talk) 19:02, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
Fair enough, but I don't think they need this right. There is need but not that much that they can't type a CAPTCHA.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:13, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
I also do not think the right is needed. FNAFPUPPETMASTER, you can create you account in all the wikis, in all but a few of them you will automatically become autoconfirmed in 4 days (only some wikis including Meta also have some number of edits threshold) and from then on you will not need to deal with CAPTCHA. --Base (talk) 12:59, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
I've withdrawn my request due to just being able to do it manually, with the captcha; as well as using Krinkle's Global SUL tool to make an account on every wiki. That way i'll get autoconfirmed in a couple days. FNAFPUPPETMASTER (talk) 14:36, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Ombudsman Commission for AGK

Not sure if Kelapstick's rights should be removed? --DannyS712 (talk) 19:54, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, Kelapstick's rights were already removed. Trijnsteltalk 20:18, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

API high limit requestors for DannyS712

The following request is closed.

Hi. I'd like to request global API high limit requestors rights. Since the documentation for this right is fairly brief, I'll explain what it does: it grants the user apihighlimits, which allows querying for more data at once via the api. I do a lot of queries via the api, both in the course of my normal editing and when troubleshooting my bots, and this will simply make things easier for me. The sole way it can be abused that I see (not posting per BEANS) does not apply to me. It is already included in the global sysops and global bots groups (among others) and generally bundled with sysop and bot access. It does not grant any extra editing powers or on-wiki functionality, but rather makes api queries easier by increasing the maximum batch size. I'm happy to answer any questions. Since there is no established policy that I could find regarding access to this right, there is no "not ending before ___" included at the top of this request, but it is not urgent. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 19:29, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

@DannyS712: What you need to run the API queries on? Can it be run on / via mediawiki where you are a sysop? If it's so sensitive per BEANS feel free to drop me an email. Regards,--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:18, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
Eg querying lint errors or searching in ways that the GUI doesn't support. While I am a sysop on a few sites, as far as I know apihighlimits does not work cross-domain, so no, this cannot be done from those wikis to query others. (The BEANS think is a way to abuse the right, and it doesn't apply to me). Does this answer your question? --DannyS712 (talk) 10:20, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
@DannyS712: Oh okay, sort of get it. You are not considering a bot account for those queries? --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:21, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
No, since I don't need the rights for editing, and it doesn't make sense to switch accounts, make the query, and then switch back to my account to use the results. --DannyS712 (talk) 10:22, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
Support Support Then. I guess will be temp access?--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:23, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
Um, this isn't a temporary use (I guess eventually I'll stop editing as much, but I don't plan on that being any time soon) - each query is only run a few times, but I was hoping for this to be permanent (I know, uncharted territory, no established policy, ... :( ) --DannyS712 (talk) 10:25, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
@DannyS712: is the information you want to query about not available from a database dump? — xaosflux Talk 13:41, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
No, it isn't --DannyS712 (talk) 15:54, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Discussed this with Danny via IRC, and his intention is to manually (with an assistance of a script) fix lint errors across multiple wikis. Having said that, I see the rationale for granting. If there won't be any opposes within few days, I'll close this as granted. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:41, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
    Note to others (as I said to Martin Urbanec over IRC) this is just one use of the rights, not the only one --DannyS712 (talk) 20:22, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 16:51, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Rights granted, valid usecase and no opposes --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:56, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Bodhisattwa

Thanks, --Krd 08:13, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 09:12, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

add global OTRS member for Sk4mp

Thanks, --Krd 06:08, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done-BRP ever 06:18, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Global abuse filter helper for CptViraj

The following request is closed.

Hii, I'm active in dealing with spambots, I report them to SRG frequently. I use Special:AbuseLog to track them. There are some private spambot abuse filters on some wikis and some are global. With GAFH I will be able to see details of private abuselog. This is will definitely assist me in tracking spambots and reporting them to stews. Thankyou. -- CptViraj (📧) 08:51, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Even without this right you can still use Special:AbuseLog to track vandalism. Do you have any experience working with abuse filters? --DannyS712 (talk) 20:30, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
Sometimes abuse filters track non-spambots, so with detailed log entry I can make sure that I'm reporting the correct account. I don't have any experience in managing abuse filters but GAFH doesn't have any right to modify filters, it just gives right to view private filters and private log entries. -- CptViraj (📧) 03:14, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
If the abuse filter didn't stop the edit, you can see the diff. So is this to track and report vandals that were not able to successfully save edits? --DannyS712 (talk) 03:15, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes. -- CptViraj (📧) 03:20, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Doing good work and have valid need. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:45, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support its just GAF helper, only can be used to "see" and not edit, should be fine for this user.--AldnonymousBicara? 10:40, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Seems valid. Just take extra care of account security as some global filters are very sensitive in nature. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:44, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Trusted user with a valid reason. They are not going to break anything. —Sgd. Hasley 12:03, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support. per Hasley. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 13:34, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Minorax (talk) 14:10, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- FitIndia Talk Commons 14:49, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 01:34, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral {{s}} looks like it would be put to good useSwitching to neutral per TonyBallioni / Xaosflux --DannyS712 (talk) 06:13, 21 March 2020 (UTC) Updated 04:55, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -J. Ansari Talk 12:28, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose not needed for the stated reasons. I’m uncomfortable giving access to global view rights for private filters on major projects solely for the purpose of tracking down spambots, which are easily identifiable on behaviour alone. Private logs on large wikis contain some sensitive data, and I really don’t see the need for you to have access to those. Sorry, nothing against you personally, but a basic principle of IT control is to limit access to people who have a need and I really don’t see this as a need. If we were talking about working with severely abusive LTAs, sure, but I don’t see this as particularly important to give for garden variety spambots. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:36, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 16:53, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support I have no concerns ~riley (talk) 02:52, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Achim (talk) 13:50, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose I'm with TonyBallioni on this one - only projects requester is really active on are enwiki (which has this available as a local group) and commonswiki where it is hard to research contributions as they appear to be editing as a high-speed unflagged bot. This isn't a very serious permission, but would want to see someone involved with edit filters on a content project first. — xaosflux Talk 14:00, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support valid request reason, low impact permission. – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:41, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support, no concerns. Can be trusted with the access. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat talk ] 15:48, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Weak support while I understand the concerns raised, I am confident that the rights won't be abused. --Kostas20142 (talk) 22:22, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Granted This request has been received for about a week more than usual. As a result, there are valid concerns, and there is rough consensus for granting. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sotiale (talk) 11:43, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

remove global OTRS member for Majora

Thanks, --Krd 14:14, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:27, 29 March 2020 (UTC)