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Checkuser rights request[edit]

CheckUser for Bosnian Wikipedia[edit]

I request CheckUser status on Bosnian Wikipedia for Emx:

I am sysop on Bosnian Wikipedia for more than 5 months, with almost 10000 edits; there are no checkusers on Bosnian Wikipedia. Thank you. Emx 13:19, 30 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I am Emir Kotromanić from Bosnian Wikipedia. I am bureaucrat and sysop in Bosnian Wikipedia. I work there for more than 23 months. Here is my contribution: [1].

I also request CheckUser status on Bosnian Wikipedia for Emir Kotromanić:

Thanks. Emir Kotromanić 08:43, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 09:36, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

CheckUser for English Wikisource[edit]

I request CheckUser status on en.wikisource:

Thank You. Pikminlover 16:19, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Per policy, the check user rights cannot be given to a single user on a project. The community of en.wikisource is asked to select at least two users whom give check user rights to.
Besides, you should provide a link to the page in which the community of en.wikisource explicitly expressed support to you as check user (by a poll or a vote). Thank you. --Paginazero - Ø 17:05, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Hi Pikminlover, according to this you are a newbie on Wikimedia. Please take a look on wikisource:Wikisource:News/2006-03-30/Voting begins on two for CheckUser access and start editing on that wiki :). 555 01:50, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

CheckUser for English wiktionary[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 10:32, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

it.wikipedia[edit]

According to the results of the recent election [2], I'm granting it:User:Gac (Gac@itwiki) Check User access on it.wikipedia. --Paginazero - Ø 19:23, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

sr.wikipedia[edit]

  • Here is my Userpage, and here is the link to the vote for my checkuser status. Thanks (Обрадовић Горан). -- Obradovic Goran 22:57, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 08:14, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Admin requests[edit]

Admins for Wikipedias[edit]

Simple English Wikipedia[edit]

Tdxiang[edit]

I request emergency sysop access on simple.wikipedia, due to vandalism and no admins are online:

Thank you. Tdxiang 03:11, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

At the moment everything is ok. —Pill δ 10:30, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Tangotango[edit]

I request sysop access on simple.wikipedia:

My Request for adminship has been going on for nearly three weeks now, and the community have given me 13 unanimous votes in favour of sysopping me. However, the local bureaucrat, simple:User:Netoholic, has not responded to an email I sent last week asking him to sysop me.

Thank you. Tangotango 16:27, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 16:29, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

The statement above that I have not responded to email was inaccurate. I am active on the wiki on a daily basis. There are concerns related to this promotion, so please let this be handled on-wiki, and remove sysop access for Tangotango for the time being. Just because someone implies a bureaucrat is inactive, does not make it so, and we have two bureaucrats on Simple. -- Netoholic @ 16:43, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

I've been called in chat for stopping a vandal at work on simple. I granted temporary sysop access to M7 for that. Once done, Tangotango asked me advice for his long pending request. I told him to leave a request here explaining the situation and, once done, I took care of it.
Whatever the concerns to granting him sysop access are, I could not find them on the local request page, where they're expected to be publicly reported. --Paginazero - Ø 17:10, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
And they will be, I not think that Tango would have come here and misrepresented the situation. In any case, Simple has two bureaucrats (one of which is very active) and there should not have been a meta-promotion if that had been verified. "Whatever the concerns to granting him sysop access are, I could not find them on the local request page" is correct - and that also applies to whatever "concerns" were raised in your IRC conversation. Thanks for your help with the vandalism, but please reverse this. -- Netoholic @ 17:20, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Out of the two bureacrats, one is absent since December 2005 ([3]), so you are the only active bureaucrat on simple.wiki.
I'm removing Tangotango's sysop flag, but I expect you to activate it as soon as possible, since he has the support of the local community - or - you to motivate publicly the reasons that prevent you to do that.
If in a week the situation won't be changed one way or another, I'll set Tangotango's sysop flag back on. --Paginazero - Ø 17:32, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
May I add to this thread that other users have expressed, motivated and signed severe comments about your actions on simple.wikipedia. I've also written my humble opinion and I've explicitly asked in your talk page in simple.wikipedia to give your view about all those matters. I'm afraid that 8 (eight) days have passed since my request. --M/ 17:41, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Sysop access granted locally. --Paginazero - Ø 08:41, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Eptalon[edit]

Please grant simple:User:Eptalon admin status on simple.wikipedia.

Our only bureaucrat at the moment has been inactive for a year, so unfortunately stewards are needed for promotions etc while new bureaucrat voting is going on. Thanks, Archer7 23:35, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done 06:01, 16 November 2006 Rdsmith4 (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Eptalon@simplewiki from (none) to sysop --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 17:50, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
Tdxiang[edit]

Please grant simple:User:Tdxiang sysop access on simple.wikipedia:

Thanks, Archer7 16:20, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 07:53, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia[edit]

I request sysop access on bpy.wikipedia:

I proposed this language wiki, I need to promote it, and make better wiki. Thank you. Usingha 01:15, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Admin status granted. Yann 21:25, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Yann for my admin status Usingha 05:11, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

gd.wikipedia[edit]

I request sysop access on gd.wikipedia:

Please grant me sysop access to gd.wikipedia so that I can wade in and help start on the daunting cleanup task that is needed to bring the gd wiki up to an acceptable standard.

Thank you. Cecil Ward. CecilWard 16:18, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

This wiki appears to have some semblance of community (or at least several active users), so before requesting rights here, you should set up and announce a local request page and solicit opinions for a week or so. — Dan | talk 00:11, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
You could also try to contact your local bureaucrat via e-mail. —Pill δ 23:06, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

vo.wikipedia[edit]

I request sysop access on vo.wikipedia:

I would like to help translate the system messages into Volapük, expand messages, and create a Volapük-friendly environment here... I hope the Vükiped can grow into something like a Volapük encyclopedia in Volapük, a little personal dream of mine. Thanks. Sérgio Meira 01:36, 26 October 2006

Yes check.svg Done --Walter 21:43, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
 Not done Canceled: that vote on the local requestpage is for an other user. You need to get clear support from the community of that wiki. You have also a local bureaucrat who is inactive for almost one year. You could also start an election to remove bureaucrat status from that user and vote form a new one. --Walter 21:57, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
It is not, he just did not seperate it good enough for us all to see it, we did separate it now properly please see vo:Wikipedia:Administrators#User:Smeira
We also followed Your recommendation to vote for a new bureaucrat. Thank You for Your help, best regards --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:03, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Mongolian Wikipedia[edit]

I request sysop access for User:Zorigt on Mongolian Wikipedia.

  • Language Code: mn
  • Local Request Link: [4]
  • Local User Page: User:Zorigt

He is a native speaker of the language and has occasionally been keeping close watch on any vandalism. Thankyou. --Jose77 04:28, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 12:06, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

cbk-zam.wikipedia[edit]

I request sysop access on cbk-zam.wikipedia:

I would like to work on the PHP, system messages and initialize articles.--Jondel 14:31, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

About the PHP messages, please take a look at MediaWiki localisation. guillom 17:52, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Please approve Jondel's application for sysop access on cbk-zam.wikipedia.org He will be of extremely valuable help on the creation of templates, categories and projects and the initalization of articles. As the current and one and only sysop of cbk-zam.wikipedia.org I do support and need the help of Jondel. Gracias. --Weekeejames 19:58, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Hullo, this is not the place for voting. It seems that some community does exist on this wiki, so please set up a request page and solicit opinions for a week or thereabouts before making a request here. Thanks. — Dan | talk 00:20, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Hello. Actually, I was just expressing my support for user Jondel and was not intending to vote (as this is just a request page). Our Wikipedia, like a newborn baby, has a tiny community (21 users as of yet) and only a small percentage of it are active as some are merely bots. We cannot do a request page and solicit opinions because of this. Thanks. --Weekeejames 20:07, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
 Not done Rejected: the link to the local requestpage is not a link to the local requestpage. If it does not exist make it and link to it from a good place like the community portal. Propse yourself there and wait at least 2 weeks. After that come here and enter a new request. --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 12:39, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Asturian[edit]

Please grant ast:Usuariu:VityUvieu sysop access on ast.wikipedia:

Thanks, --1297 16:02, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDan | talk 22:29, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Mongolian Wikipedia[edit]

I request sysop access for User:Dermee on mn.wikipedia:

He is a native speaker of Mongolian and I would like to make a contribution on translating the interface in order to gain more native language users and more article editors. Thankyou. --Jose77 03:33, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 18:42, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Emilian wikipedia[edit]

I request sysop access for Ottaviano II on eml.wiki:

Thank you. Ottaviano 15:41, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done sorbole! :o) --Paginazero - Ø 18:20, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Admins for Wikisource[edit]

Admins for Wikibooks[edit]

Admins for Wiktionary[edit]

Simple English Wiktionary[edit]

I request sysop access for another user on simple.wiktionary:

Thank you. Tangotango 14:35, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 14:47, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Admins for Wikiquote[edit]

Slovenian[edit]

I request sysop access on sl.wikiquote for user Dbc334:

Thank you. Klemen Kocjančič (Talk - Fast reply) 10:07, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 08:54, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Admins for Wikinews[edit]

Chinese Wikinews[edit]

I request sysop access on zh.wikinews:

Thank you. Alex S.H. Lin 02:50, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

The vote just started and (as far as I can understand) you do not have yet support. Please allow the vote to go on for at least one week. --Paginazero - Ø 06:42, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Considering there are 9 admins there now, I think we should wait until a bureaucrat is elected rather than making more admins. Angela 03:57, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
 Not done - you have only 2 votes , last edit 2006-10-05. Get more support. --Walter 22:21, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Admins for Wikispecies[edit]

Admins for Wikiversity[edit]

German Wikiversity[edit]

I request sysop status for myself on the German Wikiversity. We are adopting the english "Custodian"-system, and I am the first so-called "Pedell". Since we are still voting on our first bureucrat I am asking here for sysop status. The matter has been discussed and agreed upon during the last week.

Thanks! Hardern 21:36, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

(for those who don't speak German:) As I see, the voting is for users who want to try out adminship for a couple of weeks. According to the described voting procedure, one supporting admin is enough for that. There is a supporter so the candidatur was successful. —Pill δ 15:18, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
Exactly, thanks for clarifying the points I left out. Hardern 16:04, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
Done. Datrio 10:03, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Bureaucrat requests[edit]

Bureaucrats for Wikipedia[edit]

lg.wiki, sg.wiki[edit]

Hi! I am Jati and from Iceland. I speak Sango and Luganda, and I would like to request Sysop and Beauracrat status on the two wikipedias as no one is status on there to take charge. I am already an experience on the Icelandic wikipedia and a sysop there and on Wikibooks there too. I would like these beauracrat status too so I can fix the translations on Luganda and Sango pages. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon! sg.wikipedia.org - Sango, lg.wikipedia.org - Luganda! --Ice201 16:20, 23 October 2006 (UTC) --Ice201 10:29, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Still waiting, thanks :) --Ice201 15:22, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
For a reminder, I have been waiting patiently for over 1 week. Thanks. --Ice201 20:20, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Hæ Jati, I am quite sure You need a local request page on the two Wikipedias and a approval of the community (if there is no community just make a local request anyway and wait ~a week) (see also the top of this page). greetings --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 06:55, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Hæ! Talarðu íslensku spacebirdy? :) Well, if you just know that one word, I guess I will speak in english hehe. Yes so, I made a local request page on the Sängö and only one person responded and directed me here. There is no local community there (yet). As the same with Luganda, but I will put one on the Luganda now. But yes, the Sango request has been up there for quite some time now. Thanks. --Ice201 20:21, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Og já þú talar íslensku!! Haha, svo gaman að sjá þig hérna. Svona já, ég er búin að skrífa 'Local Request' á Lugandu Wikipediu (lg.wikipedia.org). Ég hef aldrei séð þig á Wikipediu á íslensku líka, ertu stjórnendur þarna? Ég er í is.wikipedia IRC spjallið okkur svo ef þú vilt að tala meira um þessu þarna, ég verður þarna. Tala við þig bráðum! --Ice201 20:24, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Já, sömuleiðis :) Ég tala pínulítið íslensku (ég er að læra íslensku. námskeiðið mitt byrjaði í octóber). Nei, ég er ekki stjórnendur á Wikipediu á íslensku en á Wikiorðabók á íslensku. Sjáumst í IRC :)
Vertu blessaður --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:26, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Ertu að læra íslensku! Nú?? Hvernig? Hvaðan ertu? Af hverju ertu að læra íslensku? Ok, svo geturu gert mig möppudýr (beaurucrat) og stjórnendur (sysop) plís á Sängö og Lugandu, takk :) ég hef búin að bíða eftir langar tíman.. --Ice201 05:09, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
Fyrirgefðu. Ég get gert þetta ekki, ég er ekki steward. Þú verður að gera það sem Walter segir. Ég hjálpa þér. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 06:59, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
 Not done - you can not become sysop and bureaucrat at once on empty wikis. Step 1; do a correct request for temporary sysop-status for those 2 wikis. When there are not problems after that temp period you can request to become full sysop. --Walter 22:33, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Ok then, I request to be a temp period sysop. I modified my requests accordingly on both wikis --Ice201 03:27, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Simple English Wikipedia[edit]

Please grant bureaucrat status to simple:User:Blockinblox and simple:User:Archer7 (me).

Thanks, Archer7 16:24, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done for both. --Paginazero - Ø 07:51, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Volapük Wikipedia[edit]

I request bureaucrat access on vo.wiki for vo:User:Manie

The old bureaucrat has been inactive for one year vo:Special:Contributions/Flauto_Dolce. Manie is already sysop there and doing a great job translating the system messages, and keeping it clean, but as you can see in the RC's there are some Bots to flag and also there is a new vote for admin, so a bureaucrat is badly needed.
Many thanks in advance, best regards --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:41, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 12:22, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
Thank You, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:49, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Bureaucrats for Wikisource[edit]

Bureaucrats for Wikibooks[edit]

Bureaucrats for Wiktionary[edit]

ru.wiktionary[edit]

I request bureaucrat access for ru:wikt:User:Schwallex (sysop now) on Russian Wiktionary in compliance with community decision. Thanks. Solon 23:32, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm sorry for my impatience, but I made this request almost 3 days ago. There are any technical difficulties ? Solon 14:22, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
It is not unusual that permission requests take some days. Please be patient. —Pill δ 14:28, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
OK. Simply in a last time my request has been resolved for a couple hours only. Sorry again... I will be waiting. Solon 15:06, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, сделано. Пожалуйста, не забывай что здесь мы все добровольцы... :o) --Paginazero - Ø 17:13, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Спасибо, Paginazero! Solon 17:42, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

nah.Wiktionary[edit]

I request bureaucrat access for wikt:nah:Usuario:Piolinfax (now sysop) on nah.wiktionary:

Many thanks in advance, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:00, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

For those who can't speak Spanish, the user gave his agreement here (de acuerdo=ok, consiento = I agree (from consentir)). The user is bureaucrat on es.wikt since the beginnings, many thanks in advance, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:46, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, hecho. --Paginazero - Ø 10:51, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Muchas gracias :) --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:30, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

el.wiktionary[edit]

Bureaucrats for Wikiquote[edit]

Bureaucrats for Wikinews[edit]

Bureaucrats for Wikispecies[edit]

Bureaucrats for Wikiversity[edit]

Wikiversity (German)[edit]

Please give User:Frank Schulenburg bureaucrat status on de.wikiversity. He was elected today with 10:0 votes in favor of him.

Thank you. Hardern 11:37, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 07:36, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Removal of access[edit]

en:wikibooks[edit]

According to the defined policy at en.wikibooks, sysops with extreme amounts of inactivity will have their rights removed. This policy was applied on 1 October and after 30 days action should be taken. Consensus was achieved with the enforcement of the policy, as well as specific discussion of the sysops being removed here. The following users should have their sysop rights removed:

Thanks, and please leave a message on my en.wikibooks talk page regarding the success of these operations if you are able, otherwise I will check back here shortly to see if there are any issues. Thanks. -withinfocus 05:07, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Done and informed about it. Fantasy 08:47, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

French Wikipedia[edit]

User:Yann has removed my adminship on French Wikipedia with=out any request here on my own, see Special:Log/rights. I ask for the immediate return of my rights and for the removal of the steward rights for this abusive steward. I made a private request in a mail to Anthere (as steward and chairman of the board of trustees of WMF), who has to decide if she has to remove my rights after the problems on FR wiki. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 12:51, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

It seems to me that this request is pretty clear. guillom 13:00, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Well, I find it rather strange/awkard, too.
to require his adminship removal, reverting every block/page protection he did lately on a whim, etc... and then requesting destitution of the "abusive" steward that access the removal request... -__-;
Seriously, what the heck ? Please get ahold of yourself. I'm not against the re-give of the sysop right, but all this is clearly going haywire.
DarkoNeko 13:09, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
J'ai demandé à Anthere de décider, pas à un autre. Et le « comportement » allégué par Yann dans son annonce de WP-FR n'est pas explicité. Cette décision est abusive. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 13:18, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
You don't choose which steward will desysop you. They don't have to make any choice, they only process requests from local community or from users who ask their removal of access. That's precisely what you did. guillom 15:05, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Je n'ai pas déposé de requête en ce sens ici-même. J'ai proposé par courrier (même si j'y emploie le mot « demande ») à Anthere de procéder à mon désysopage. Libre à elle de l'accepter ou non. Qu'une mention d'une demande (mais pas sur Meta-Wiki) se soit trouvée sur ma page de discussion FR est réel, mais ça n'avait pour but que de servir à justifier la décision d'Anthere si elle décidait de procéder au désysopage. Il n'y a rien eu ici. Tout le reste est manipulation. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 15:19, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Since your request was not explicit, Yann has granted you back admin rights on fr Wikipédia [5]. guillom 20:42, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

desysoping at the Swedish Wikpedia[edit]

I request removal of sysop access on sv.wikipedia for 7 users:

The following 7 users have not been reelected and should lose their administrator status by the end of October:

sv:User:Cultisistan, sv:User:E70, sv:User:Narym, sv:User:RaSten, sv:User:Richter, sv:User:Tupsharru, sv:User:Tysen

References (in Swedish):

Thank you. Boivie 06:27, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 09:48, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Desysoping on it.wiki[edit]

I removed my privileges (sysop, bureaucrat and check user) from it.wikipedia becausa I'm fed up of how things are going. --Snowdog 00:58, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Portuguese Wikipedia[edit]

Please remove the sysop rights for Hinkel at Portuguese Wikipedia. The user has made a self-de-adminship request some days ago (see here, in Portuguese, and here for the current page revision) and now is making some troll actions, deleting articles with no reason and blocking another sysops on Portuguese Wikipedia with no reason. Thanks. 555 16:33, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 17:01, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

simple:Wikipedia[edit]

I am a bureaucrat on Simple, and am requesting removal of admin rights for five users who have been inactive on the wiki for a very long time. After it's done, I'll leave notes on their talk pages that they can be re-admin'ed if they decide to come back on a more permanent basis. Link to discussion: simple:Wikipedia:Administrators#Inactive administrators. -- Netoholic @ 21:09, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 17:08, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

de-admin-ing at the GERM Wikipedia[edit]

I request to consider, if this

this

this

and this

is meant to be a mass request for de-admin-ing due to blunt injuries against me and the wikipedia rules approved by each other (4 admins, if I counted correctly: de:user:Berlin-Jurist, de:user:markus Schweiß, de:user:Logograph, de:user:Steschke). Take care, that my account de:user:AGBÜMMS is purged thoroughly as soon as possible, since I cannot be member of a society which allows so many pervsons to get a superior position... Thank you. --213.54.132.113 14:31, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

(1) the pages are no more available, (2) there must be consensus on the local Wiki, (3) de has two bureucrats, (4) try to contact the users, (5) use Wikipedia:Administratoren/Probleme, (6) you spam de:Wikipedia:Vandalensperrung and have already been blocked for that. —Pill δ 18:09, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
ad (1): Yup! Luckily! ad (2): 4 pervsons make 1 consensus? ad (3): so what? can they withdraw admin rights? ad (4): In order to do what? More pleasure for ur beep's? ad (5): Why not de:Wikipedia:Vandalensperrung? ad (6): Spam? Why spam? Blocked? Why? Whatfor? For complaining about molestors (or is it more NPOV to say "alleged humans")? --213.54.152.94 09:23, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Norwegian Wikipedia[edit]

I request the removal of sysop status for four inactive administrators on the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia (no.wikipedia.org), following a vote on no:Wikipedia:Administratorer#Inaktive administratorer. The users are:

Thank you. Jon Harald Søby 16:34, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 16:42, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Crystal Clear app amor.png Jon Harald Søby 17:31, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

en:wikipedia[edit]

I (Voice of All) request removal of my sysop status on en.wikipedia:

I've been caught up doing admin tasks so much that I have no time to write articles. There are a lot of backlogs down there and not enough admins that really work on them, so a small number of users do a LOT of maintanence. Everytime I resolve to expand articles, some admin tasks steers me aside. I'd like to be desyopped for approximatly one week[6] (re-adminned in 14 days about) to help force me to do actual encyclopedia work. I'll be back to tackle backlogs at WP:OP, WP:PP afterwards. Thanks.Voice-of-All 18:52, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Done. But I am not around in the next days, maybe someone else (also a Bureaucrat) can give you back your admin functions. Enjoy your "Admin-Holidays" ;-) Fantasy 12:34, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
OK, I'd like to be resysopped on the 15th. Thanks.Voice-of-All 03:01, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

You're now resysopped. — Dan | talk 05:05, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks :) Voice-of-All 02:59, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

desysoping at the Hebrew Wikpedia[edit]

Please remove sysop rights of he:user:John Doe according to hia request in his user page. Thanks, David Shay 20:27, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 11:16, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Farside on fi.wikipedia[edit]

I'm asking to de-admin fi:User:Farside from fi-wiki. Reason: two year inactivity. Read more about consensus fi:Wikipedia:Ylläpitäjät#Ylläpitäjyyden päättyminen and local request (both in finnish). --Agony 17:18, 19 November 2006 (UTC) (fi:User:Agony)

Farside has bureaucrat status too, and it is expected to be removed too -- mzlla 18:53, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 19:08, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

desysoping at Meta[edit]

I wish a desysoping in this project, because now I have little time for dedicating in this project. I realized my best job. Thanks. --Taichi - (あ!) 07:43, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDan | talk 22:20, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

desysoping, debuerocrating at the Lithunian Wikpedia[edit]

I request removal of sysop and buerocrate access on lt.wikipedia for 1 user:

The following 1 user have not been reelected:

20:02, November 18, 2005 (ist) (skirt) Naudotojas:Tractor (paskutinis)

Thank you. --Modern 14:41, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Can you please link the page of a votation or the page of the local policy according to which sysop/buro rights are removed after a long inactivity? Thank you. --Paginazero - Ø 14:49, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
 Not done 20 days pending, archived. --Paginazero - Ø 07:15, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

pl.wiki desysop WarX[edit]

  • I resign WarX --WarX 13:18, 24 November 2006 (UTC)
Sorry to hear that. Reviewed it and done. Datrio 13:24, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Desysoping PMA on en:Wikipedia[edit]

Could i be de-sysoped on the en wikipedia please - i have been RFC'd and wish to solve the problem by "resigning my commission" as soon as practicable. PMA 08:03, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done as requested. --Paginazero - Ø 08:49, 27 November 2006 (UTC)


Desysop requested for Sjakkalle on en:Wikipedia and no:Wikipedia[edit]

I no longer have the time available to contribute to either of these Wikipedias as a regular contributor, let alone an administrator. I am therefore resigning my sysop bit on both projects. Sjakkalle 11:54, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, as requested and confirmed on the local talk pages. Thank you for the job you've done so far. --Paginazero - Ø 09:21, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Desysop requested for Hégésippe Cormier on fr:Wikipedia[edit]

Hello. As member of the french arbitration comittee, i request the removal of Hégésippe Cormier's sysop rights.
More information : the arbitration and the following failed confirmation poll. Merci d'avance ;D Alvaro 16:08, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Done. Fantasy 20:02, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

English Wikisource[edit]

I request the removal of administrator access for the following inactive users in accordance with the English Wikisource's Administrator policy following failed confirmation discussions. The local bureaucrat has agreed with the discussion results on IRC following my comment on his talk page.

Thanks. —{admin} Pathoschild 07:07, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Paginazero - Ø 08:17, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Desysoping and debuerocrating at the sh: Wikpedia[edit]

I hereby request that admin and bureaucrat status on sh-wiki be revoked from the following inactive users: Bonzo, Ђорђе Д. Божовић, and Јованвб. Reason is over 10 months of inacrivity. Whit me, there are three more admins who are active. We stil do not have policy for automatic desysoping on Meta, but acording to their long time inactivity, I thing that only active users can have this status at this moment. Regards, --Pokrajac 23:29, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Has this decision already been discussed by sh.wiki community? Can you please link a discussion/vote page where the will of the community is clearly reported? --Paginazero - Ø 08:25, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
There has been discussion on local page [7]. All three active users said there is no need for revoking, but if revoking is usual for inactive users they don't have anything against my request. So, I think you should decide what is the best for them. --Pokrajac 12:42, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
There is no usual common behaviour for inactive sysops. Every wiki-community is free to decide how to handle their cases. Some wikipedias have an automatic revoking, others not, others make polls ad personam.
The decision is not up to the stewards, it's the community of sh.wiki that decides what to do and then comes here to request the application of the decision. Since the three users said there is no need for revoking, I'd leave the situation unchanged for the moment. Bye. --Paginazero - Ø 15:14, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
 Not done --Paginazero - Ø 08:18, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Temporary permissions for emergency or technical purposes[edit]

Sesotho Wiktionary: 7 Oct[edit]

Moved from Meta:Requests for adminship --Millosh 15:21, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I would like request adminship for the Sesotho Wikipedia as there is currently no administrator available for this language.
So far I've added over 600 entries to the Sesotho Wikipedia - see my record: http://st.wiktionary.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Sesotho.web.za
Thanks --Sesotho.web.za 11:11, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

BTW, I don't understand do you want adminship on Sesotho Wikipedia or Wiktionary? --Millosh 15:23, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I guess you're applying for Wiktionary cause you don't have any Wikipedia account with this username. Because is no community in the project I can grant you only temporary adminship. For the moment I grant you three months. After this period, please start a "Request for permission" query in the project hoping you will have community.

Yes check.svg Done -Romihaitza 16:41, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Removal date: 7 October 2006

Removed. — Dan | talk 06:10, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Tagalog Wiktionary: 10 Oct[edit]

I request sysop access on tl.wiktionary:

Thank you. --Sky Harbor 06:14, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

(NOTE: The Tagalog Wiktionary is currently inactive, but activity is slowly picking up.)

I have made you tempory sysop. It expires on 2006-10-26. Please write on some public page that you would like to become sysop and of anybody has a problem with that. Wait at least 2 weeks and then put a notice here besides this that you are localy confirmd as a sysop. Then you can stay sysop. Include the link to that page where you asked it. --Walter 11:43, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
Removal date: 10 October 2006

Removed. — Dan | talk 06:10, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Tagalog Wikibooks: 10 Oct[edit]

I request sysop access on tl.wikibooks:

As of the moment, the Tagalog Wikibooks was just started, with the Main Page up already. The interface, however, has not yet been translated (I am a native Tagalog speaker). --Sky Harbor 06:14, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Tempory sysop status granted. Expires on 2006-10-26. Please also look at the BetaWiki-project. That is for making a neutral MediaWiki translation that then will be default for all wikis. Making the default Zulu translation is more usefull then only local on the zu.wikipedia Support irc://irc.freenode.net/wikipedia-BiDi or http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-i18n/ --Walter 12:38, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
Removal date: 10 October 2006

Removed. — Dan | talk 06:10, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Italian Wikibooks: 6 Nov[edit]

Request for it:b:Utente:Hellisp for temp adminship because of holidays unavalaibility of every admins (and bureucrat too) on it.books.

M/ 10:07, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
Request has been fulfilled. Thank you --M/ 21:46, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
12:49, 6 August 2006 Jon Harald Søby (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Hellisp@itwikibooks from (none) to sysop

--Aphaia 11:37, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Removal date: 6 November 2005
Is allready removed --Walter 14:35, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Simple English Wikipedia[edit]

Vandalism is now a problem here and I need the tools immediately. Thanks.-- Tdxiang 02:46, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Simple.wiki counts actually 14 sysops and 2 bureaucrats. English is spoken worldwide, therefore I might assume that most of the timezones are covered. Nevertheless (I might be wrong) such calls for emergency access look to me rather frequent. It sounds like simple.wiki needs more active sysops/buros; if it does, this is something the local community has to deal with in order to be able to handle the emergencies timely. --Paginazero - Ø 09:34, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Admin activity statistics looks bad. MaxSem 15:32, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Emergency admin requests for Simple are getting far too frequent. Admins should not be required online 24 hours a day, that is why we have email contacts and most have talk pages on other wikis. Please ask anyone requesting emergency access to show an attempt to contact an admin first. -- Netoholic @ 21:13, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Frisian Wiktionary: 8 Nov[edit]

Since my custodianship is implemented as a temporary right, /Approved temporary#Frysk WikiWurdboek, I would like to request the same status starting 8 augustus 2006. Same data apply. Aliter

Yes check.svg Done -- two more months granted. — Dan | talk 23:03, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Removal date: 8 November 2006
Status removed, user informed --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 13:43, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Zulu Wikipedia: 8 Nov[edit]

I request temporary sysop access on zu.wikipedia:

  • Language code: zu
  • Local request link: none
  • Local user page: User:Joziboy

The previous admin could only translate part of the system messages due to an expiration of his systop status. I speak some Zulu and have the help of people here as well as many terms already on the main page talk page which have yet to be used. Joziboy 11:04, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - two more months granted. — Dan | talk 23:16, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Removal date: 8 November 2006
Status removed, user informed --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 13:47, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Sindhi Wikinews: 13 Nov[edit]

I request sysop/admin access on sd.wikinews:

My contribution at pre-launch

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_language_pre-launch#Sindhi

with username of alixafar, you can grant me temporary permission, sd.wikinews is just launched.

Thanks Alixafar 20:30, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done sysopbit temporarily granted for 2 months (expires nov. 13 2006) --oscar 13:29, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
removal date: 13 november 2006
Status removed, user informed --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 13:50, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Ne.Wikipedia[edit]

I'd like to request sysop access on Nepalese Wikipedia.

  • Language Code: ne
  • Local Request Link: none
  • Local User Page: ne:User:Jose77

I have managed to obtain a list of Nepalese words here from native speakers and I intend to translate the interface into Nepalese. Thankyou.

--Jose77 20:52, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Granted till 29 October. Jon Harald Søby 08:49, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Status removed, user informed --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 15:02, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

bug.wikipedia[edit]

I request temporary sysop access on bug.wikipedia for editing the bug:MediaWiki:Monobook.css to fix the logo statement. bug.Wikipedia is using id.wikipedia logo. The only sysop there is inactive. His last contributions is 21 November 2005. Thanks Borgx 23:44, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - granted for 3 months. Apply on time to if you wish to stay sysop --Walter 14:55, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, I've fixed the logo, you can desysop me anytime. :) Borgx 00:54, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
Early De-sysop done on request user --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 15:35, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Ru-sib Wikipedia[edit]

I made YaroslavZolotaryov@ru_sibwiki an admin temporarily so he can translate the interface of this newly opened wiki. Angela 09:39, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

No timeframe is defined. By default I make from it 3 months, user informed --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 15:07, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
expires 2007-01-01
Temporay sysop-status is cancelled. Permanent status was granted on 2006-10-06 by Snowdog. New status is accepted and expires on undefined. --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 23:19, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

mo.wikipedia[edit]

I request sysop access on mo.wikipedia:

This Moldavian Encyclopedia have no user except me, Romanian vandal, and Icelandian man. I need admin to repair vandal's damage, translate interface and revivalised this Wikipedia. I think I am only native user so far. -- A. Ivanovich (Alias Епуре)

Yes check.svg Done - I cannot enter into the geo-political considerations about language and alphabet, I grant you a temporary access for 3 months so that interface can be adapted and clean-up of the vandals' mess can be done. --Paginazero - Ø 07:29, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
 Not done - Sorry, undone. I wasn't aware of most of the talk behind that wiki and there is another RFA page according to which the user got no support [8]. See remarks in my talk page [9]. I can't help agreeing that such a messy and conflictual wikipedia should be frozen or even closed. --Paginazero - Ø 11:31, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
Oppose Oppose This user comes from Russia see here and IP adress, he is a troll and vandal that vandalizes pages, tries to impose a sovietic POV, does not even speak Romanian, not to mention that does not respect the result of closing this wikipedia see here--Fratele lui Bonaparte 20:29, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
Indef-blocked troll. Khoikhoi 00:17, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

I request sysop access on mo.wikipedia:

I am one of the native speakers from this Wikipedia, I will do everything to close this project as the result of the vote showed see here--Fratele lui Bonaparte 20:29, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Indef blocked troll. MaxSem 21:41, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

simple.wiktionary[edit]

I request temporary sysop access on simple.wiktionary to import the "messagebox" CSS class from simple.wikipedia (all our current admins have been inactive for months, and my request on simple:wikt:Simple talk has not been answered). I am an administrator on en.wp and simple.wp, so you can trust me not to go and ruin the interface ;)

Thank you. Tangotango 09:00, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - temporary access for a month; expires December 18th. Should you need extended time, let me know. --Paginazero - Ø 09:48, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Sysop rights removed per user's request. --Paginazero - Ø 17:02, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Sinhala Wikipedia[edit]

I request temporary sysop access on si.wikipedia, there is a small backlog of administrative tasks (mostly deletion) and no sysop activity in the last month. One week should be plenty:

Thank you. :) ~Kylu (u|t) 01:35, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - temporary adminship valid until the end of November. Thank you. --Paginazero - Ø 10:03, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
Expires December 1, 2006

Miscellaneous[edit]

I'd like to request the creation of a Volapük version of Wikisource, in which important Volapük texts from last century could be archived (e.g., the articles in the Volapükagased pro Nedänapükans); and I'd like to request sysop status for that Volapük wikisource (so as to translate the system messages into Volapük). I have made several contributions to the Volapük wikipedia, and a couple to the Volapük Wiktionary. Sérgio Meira

This is the page for permission requests, for proposed new languages for a project please use Requests for new languages instead. —Pill δ 10:34, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Bot flags on tg.wiki[edit]

Hi, could the following users get the bot flag set on tg::

Thanks. - FrancisTyers 15:51, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Active local users informed of this here and here. Should not really be a problem though and we don't have a local request link for bots. - FrancisTyers 15:53, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
They seem fine. Jahangard 03:03, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 20:17, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Username change[edit]

User:DbivUser:Fys on Meta[edit]

I have been renamed on the English Wikipedia and on Wikiquote and would like Meta to catch up. Dbiv 12:11, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 20:14, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

q:cs:User:DinyBotq:cs:User:Dinybot on Czech Wikiquote[edit]

This project has no community. The new form is used in other projects. Confirmation is available at q:cs:User talk:DinyBot. Thanks. --Martin Kozák 16:22, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 20:14, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

w:ca:User:KekoDActyluSw:ca:User:Keko_dc[edit]

I'm from www.ca.wikipedia.org and I'd like to change my username from KekoDActyluS to Keko_dc. Thanks.87.219.41.60 12:39, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

 Not done There are 12 bureaucrats on that wikipedia; ask one of them --Walter 08:46, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
See ca:Special:Listusers/bureaucrat. —Pill δ 18:30, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

User:UrshyamUser:Shyam Bihari on Meta[edit]

I have the names Shyam or Shyam Bihari for all other wikis. So please change it here too. Thanks, Shyam (T/C) 19:41, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby 15:20, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

User:Paolo LiberatoreUser:Tizio on Meta and commons[edit]

I have requested and obtained a name change on the English Wikipedia, and I would like to have my name changed on meta and, if possible, on the commons (I'll just register a new account on the other wikis where I have one). Paolo Liberatore 19:18, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done on meta.wiki
--M/ 13:41, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done on commons.wiki
Cary Bass 14:58, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Millionaire → Pedist[edit]

  • Current name: Millionaire
  • Requested name: Pedist
  • Reason: I am encyclopedist, a active wikipedian in Chinese wikipedia. I wish to have a user account also name 'encyclopedist' in meta-wiki, however, it was already in use.--encyclopedist 14:52, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done
--M/ 18:28, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

端くれの錬金術師 → Hashikure on Meta and jawq[edit]

  • Current name: 端くれの錬金術師
  • Requested name: Hashikure
  • Reason: Recently, I changed my username on enwp, and want to change my username on other projects. Please change my username on meta and jawq. (There is no bureaucrat in jawq)--端くれの錬金術師 06:20, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done on meta
--M/ 18:33, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done on ja.wikiquote as well. --Paginazero - Ø 18:52, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! --Hashikure 00:55, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

User:CyriellieUser:Ciell on Meta and commons[edit]

I have requested and obtained a name change on the Dutch Wikipedia, and I would like to have my name changed on meta and, if possible, on the commons. Cyriellie 13:15, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done on meta.wiki
--M/ 13:46, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done on commons.wiki
Cary Bass 15:00, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! Ciell 15:43, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

zh:User:apreppyjockzh:User:iamsexyjock[edit]

i don't know how to use this complicated format. my user name is apreppyjock on the chinese site. i would like to change it to iamsexyjock 13 november, 2006. thanks.

 Not done - there are 7 bureaucrats on zh.wiki. Please apply your request to them. --Paginazero - Ø 11:07, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests[edit]

Namespace spelling change in bn-wiki[edit]

I'm a bureaucrat in Bengali wikipedia. We have reached a consensus there to change the spelling of the Wikipedia namespace, from উইকিপেডিয়া to উইকিপিডিয়া. How do we do that, and also migrate the existing WP namespace pages there, without breaking anything? Thanks. --Ragib 21:58, 13 September 2006 (UTC) en:User:Ragib / bn:User:Ragib.

Check the localization page: MediaWiki localisation and follow the instructions there. You need to replace the corresponding namespace variable inside the LanguageBn.php file and submit again. Existing WP pages should be renamed automatically after the updated file goes live. --Dbl2010 05:47, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Adding a new namespace to the Persian Wikisource[edit]

We need a new namespace in the Persian wikisource, corresponding the the "Author:" namespace in the English Wikisource. Would you please create such a namespace? The name of the namespace should be "مؤلف", a translation of "Author". Roozbeh 11:19, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Ask in bugzilla:, only developers can help you on this. 555 04:45, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Commons request for a delinker tool running in every wiki[edit]

Since any of the currently 701 Wikimedia Foundation wikis can link to Wikimedia Commons, Commons contributors and administrators need to take care upon modifying or deleting files. Up to now, MediaWiki only provides the embedding of files, and not the necessary bidirectional cross project maintenance assistance. In order to overcome these severe technical flaws - each one challenging the Wikimedia Commons project as a whole - passionate "Commonists" simply wrote the missing tools themselves. One essential tool is a file delinker bot that needs to run in every Wikimedia wiki and it is unreasonable to await approval by 701 different Wikimedia wiki communities. They all use Wikimedia Commons and Wikimedia Commons now needs to efficiently interact with them in return:

That for the administrators of Wikimedia Commons request to be exempt from local bot policies in order to run this bot.

Please read the full request with detailed information at Requests for permissions/CommonsDelinker and comment there (merged below).

Since any of the current 701 Wikimedia Foundation wikis can link to Wikimedia Commons, Commons contributors and administrators need to take care when modifying or deleting files. Thus far MediaWiki only provided the file embedding, and not the necessary bidirectional cross project maintenance assistance. To overcome these severe technical flaws - each one challenging the whole Wikimedia Commons project - passionate "Commonists" simply proceeded to write the missing tools themselves. One essential tool is a file delinker bot which must run in each Wikimedia wiki, as it is unreasonable to await deletion approval from 701 different Wikimedia wiki communities. All the communities use Wikimedia Commons and Wikimedia Commons must efficiently interact with all of them in return.

Technical background[edit]

We Commons people try to overcome the severe technical flaws primarily with these three tools:

  1. CheckUsage - before its introduction it was impossible to determine even the effect of an action (like Commons deletion) on other wikis.
  2. CommonsTicker - before its introduction local communities simply had no chance of being alerted on regular basis about changes, deletion requests or deletions which required their attention and feedback.
  3. CommonsDelinker - it is unreasonable for Commons admins to delink every local file usage of every project manually after a copyvio media file deletion.

The first two tools have greatly enhanced transparency and bidirectional integration but the missing cornerstone and safety net was the CommonsDelinker. Delinking is the process of exhaustively editing every local page containing a file, in order to exclude each instance of that file. To manually execute this task will be dauntingly tedious, if you are lucky to even enlist the volunteers, since:

  • the job can as yet only be done anonymously (no communication), as the unified login, creation and managing account for each of 701 Wikimedia wikis that use Commons, is still lacking, meaning that the task is physically impossible.
  • you get confronted with languages where you cannot even guess what they display and which contain (interface) styles which you simply have no clue about. A fast switch between RTL and LTR wikis is especially a nightmare, as you have to use the MediaWiki interface blindly.
  • manual operation consumes most of the total deletion job time: Manual delinking slows the entire deletion process by a factor of ca. 10 - 100. This slowdown has created a huge backlog of clear Commons copyvios that need to be deleted ASAP.
  • it is a repetitive manual procedure with no creativity and which no one really appreciates as its huge extent is invisible to most.

This results in skipped delinking (you in some way need to keep up with new copyvios coming into Commons), user errors (when you are unfamiliar with a certain wiki) and communication problems (since you edit anonymously). Thus, it is ideal that this task be carried out by a bot.

Scope of the bot[edit]

The CommonsDelinker is only the second step, after CommonsTicker executed, and implements after the standard reaction time of local wikis to ticker messages. So CommonsTicker enables local communities to act in advance of most deletions (with the exception of those as yet untagged and blatant copyvios, where the admin may preventively delete on sight) as CommonsTicker already notifies local wikis as soon as a deletion request is added to an offending file. Delinking in reaction to CommonsTicker is the preferred delinking method as it enables both removal and manual file replacement with an equivalent free file. Wikimedia Commons can however not wait longer than the standard Commons deletion timeframe for communities to react to CommonsTicker messages, as it would be impossible to wait for confirmation from 701 wikis.

The bot will be an integral part of reducing the dangerous copyvio deletion backlog in Wikimedia Commons and will free Commons admins from the manual delinking slave job. Thus, forthwith there will be fewer missing files (red links) in articles and admins will be able to focus on the file criteria only and therefor increase the quality of the Wikimedia Commons repository for all projects.

Please see CommonsDelinker for exact details on how it will work.

The call to the Foundation[edit]

A bot capable of doing this has been created, but at a test phase it was forced out of action by the administrators of various local wikis who claimed that the bot was an inconvenience since it did not have local bot status and/or did not adhere to local bot policies[1].

The administrators of Wikimedia Commons request to be exempt from local bot policies in order to run this bot.

  • All communities that don't want that bot will need to do every file delinking by themselves, either using CommonsTicker only or entirely homebrew solutions. Wikimedia Commons admins will not alternatively do manual delinking in wikis that don't want the CommonsDelinker.
  • The bot will remain active in all wikis that do not specifically and as a community oppose to it. Nonetheless, they may decide to turn off the bot after an internal debate.
  • The CommonsDelinker bot does not necessarily need the bot flag in every wiki. Each wiki can decide by itself if they give that bot a bot flag. Wikimedia Commons people however neither have the time nor the language skills to follow these bot status approvals in each of the 700+ wikis. However, the question of pending local bot status shall not disrupt the bots action.

It's important to bear in mind that Commons is providing this service to the local wikis in order to prevent redlinking of images at the local level. There are some pages on many of the less active wikis that have a great number of redlinked images. CommonsDelinker will create more equality among smaller and larger Wikimedia wikis.

Sources[edit]

  1. Why orgullobot stopped orphaning

Signatures[edit]

Support With or without Foundation approval first, the rest of the steps seem very reasonable, consensus forming, and gentle. Seems a well thought out proposal to me. ++Lar: t/c 16:09, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
In case there is any doubt, I still think this would be a good idea. ++Lar: t/c 02:14, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
strong Support Support This is entirely necessary if Commons is ever to not have a backlog of literally thousands of images, ever to talk with any confidence of the integrity of our wares. Taking uploads from Commons does involve some transfer of work from local-wiki admins to Commons admins -- this is a fair way to share the workload. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 16:40, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Bastique 17:22, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support It is really important to get rid of our huge backlog of copyvios in Commons efficiently as this copyvio backlog is a risk for all Wikimedia projects. Arnomane 17:27, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support --Chb 17:41, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support We need it as soon as possibe. --Raymond de 17:42, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support This would greatly increase Commons effectiveness.--Nilfanion 17:43, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support, this bot is necessary. Unlinking manually is way too time-consuming. --Kjetil r 17:59, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Will it work for delinking images on local wikimedia-wikis as well? --Flominator 18:00, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support. As a member of the english wikipedia bot approvals group, I have no objections to this kind of blanket approval. That said, the bot should follow the standard practice: Not contributing anonymously and having the name "Bot" in the user name. This will prevent the blocking of such bots, since they can be identified. As for approval of the task specifically, if it is determined outside the scope of the english Wikipedia that such a bot is acceptable, then it does not need any additional approval from us, as far as I'm concerned. It would be nice if a simple post to a bot talk page could let us know what the bot is doing. Update: Since apparently this is going to run annonymously, that's a bummer. But if there is no way around this, oh well. Ram-Man 02:51, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Note that, as I understand it, anon editing is a part of the proposal, at least for many wikis... 701 different userid password combos to seek, secure, and maintain is a lot. Maybe under unified userid it could be changed? Lar 01:12, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Unified login would solve this problem, but it isn't ready. I want to officially state that the importance of this bot overrides that of my concerns about cluttering recent changes if run annonymously, but I'd also like to have my cake and eat it too, if possible. Ram-Man 13:37, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
I'd seriously talk to the devs about this; they recently let a bot run with admin status on all wikis to fix a few MediaWiki messages, I think. I see no reason why the same thing couldn't be done here. Ral315 (talk) 20:40, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Support. Commons will be easier to maintain, and other projects will get rid of the problem of redlinked images. Cnyborg 19:07, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support. I don't see a decent alternative on the table right now. --Improv 19:08, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support -- this makes sense. 199.250.13.98 19:18, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support - a good service tool for all wikis, and at most of the wikis and most of the time the inconvenience of a missing bot status should be tolerable, I suppose. --Elya 20:35, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support. As member of the Galician wikipedia involved in bot approvals, we need tools to reduce maintenance tasks. --Prevert 20:55, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Jon Harald Søby 21:12, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support 87.81.24.23 21:17, 22 September 2006 (UTC) Oooops! looks I'm not registered here! I'm CyrilB, on en.wiki and commons.
comment I would want to see test run and know how it would deal with the situtation of an image of the same name being hosted on the local project.Geni 21:23, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
See the bots page User:CommonsDelinker how the bot works (and which adresses that topic) and browse the contribs of the bot at the very first run (linked via the Sources section). Arnomane 21:27, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
hmm "no-orgullobot" seems to be rather a long string but that is a problem for commons admins. What happens to the bot if it hits an edit conflict?Geni 21:54, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
The removing for that page will probably fail (what happens if it's not specifically handled). Maybe the bot should retry it. Platonides 22:11, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support--Lmbuga 21:45, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Comment: do you plan on giving this bot admin privledges on wikinews? Currently most Deleted images are from protected pages on wikinews. (Look at all the bolded blinking red GONE's on N:WN:CT).Bawolff 21:51, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
That would be up to the administrators at Wikinews. They're the ones that protect the pages and assign new administrators. Similarly, since they are the ones that protected the page, they should pay close attention to CommonsTicker--otherwise they're going to get lots of red links and have no one to blame but themselves.--Orgullomoore 05:17, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
I don't like the implication that it is the fault of Wikinews administrators that we end up with redlinks. We protect everything in main and category namespace that has a date on it older than 10 days. Were we to adopt strict intepretation of our policy of using information available at the time the article is written then some of the commons substitutions would be unacceptable to us.
If, as the consensus seems to be, this bot goes into operation it will either have to deal with problems before they get protected, or go through what I suspect will not be a smooth RfA on Wikinews. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:10, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
Support: will help us bring our validation and control of media files under sensible policies. --Alison Wheeler 21:54, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support. --Conti 22:00, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support. This is sorely needed. 209.74.96.60 22:04, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
That's me. howcheng {chat} 22:11, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support I'd add to the project scope image substitution on exact duplicates, wrong maps... Although it's not implemented, that would allow to reuse on future the same bot accounts. Platonides 22:11, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Naconkantari 22:36, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Trial (from a en: bot approvals group member) To run on en: this bot will likely run in to issues, inlcluding blocking, if run as an anon. I'm fine with the exceptional naming convention (!= xxxBOT). This will likely need a bot flag on en: as well (also requiring logged-in status). I was unable to locate the trials section alluded to earlier, can you please place a direct link. Regarless of everything else, this is Approved for Trial on en: with a trial run not to exceed 500 edits. xaosflux Talk 03:51, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Of course I support--Orgullomoore 04:16, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support --Oscar . 04:31, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support, ideal para las wikis pequeñas!!! --Taichi - (あ!) 04:34, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support FrancoGG ( talk ) 05:16, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Seems like a good idea. Voice-of-All 06:20, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support. A global delinker is clearly needed. One of my projects was to write a Ticker reader and delinker bot for the French-language Wikipédia, but I ran out of time. We do need this CommonsDelinker to avoid ugly red links. guillom 07:26, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Strong support. On ruwiki, you can run your bot without approval even now. MaxSem 09:09, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support. MaxiMaxiMax 10:27, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support, I think on fr: it enter under our rules "small scale bot are implicitely allowed [without the bot flag]", I expect it to not modify thousands page per day on a medium size wiki like fr: Phe 12:57, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Not than this bot is in the unauthorized bot category on fr: but it doesn't mean it can't run on fr: but rather than it'll don't get the bot flag automatically, no big deal imho. Phe 13:09, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Phe, for wp:fr, the bot will run firstly with no bot flag and then, with the flag, if it makes no error and a lot of edits polluting Recent Changes ;D Alvaro 13:25, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Strong Support Support --EugeneZelenko 13:55, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support As a local CommonsTicker maintainer, I got bogged down with delinking. This is the kind of tool we badly need to achieve both efficiency and quality. jd  14:11, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support 83.115.193.195 15:55, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support as a member of wikipedia's bot approvals group I approve of this bot Betacommand 20:55, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support 555 21:06, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Siebrand 21:33, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support, OHFM 05:28, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Comment. Brion has commented that he is not opposed to this, but to wait until unified login is finished, which shouldn't take much longer.[10] While I agree with the priniciples, it seems that this isn't that far off in the horizon... Titoxd(?!?) 00:17, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Hmm...why didn't Brion make that comment, and not Tito? In any case, we've been waiting for the universal login for this very project at least since April 2006. And it's been "coming soon" for quite a while now. 1.) What's up? and 2.) What's wrong with the plan on which we've been hard at work for the las few days (this one)? --Orgullomoore 04:26, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support very strongly. I've accumulated several logins on languages I don't speak just for the task of delinking images which needed deleting. It's a painful and thankless job for a human and is well suited to a bot. Projects need to accept that if they want to be able to use media from Commons then they need to put up with the consequences of that. Alphax 09:14, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Runs smoothly in fi.wikipedia. -Samulili 09:28, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Of course !! Yrithinnd 09:50, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support --Avatar 13:27, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Support A favor, claro. --Sanbec 17:07, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Support SupportRichie 19:43, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Support A favor Gizmo II 00:39, 25 September 2006 (UTC) Ya era hora.
Support A favor --Alhen 03:23, 25 September 2006 (UTC) yeah!
Support Support -- Xosé 12:54, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support, will be of great benefit to all projects.--Shanel 15:08, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
support. On its first edits on each project, the bot could put a link to this page in the edit summary. angus (msgs) 10:24, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support -- Get_It 18:19, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support --Sasa Stefanovic 01:34, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support --.Koen 21:12, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support This bot is a must for all projects --Tarawneh 23:31, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Strong Support Support Anna 01:25, 28 September 2006 (UTC) It'll avoid a lot of hard work and moans.
no support, there are to many mistakes to run this automatically. Agtfjott 07:11, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
What kind of mistakes do you mean? pfctdayelise 12:30, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
Based on my experience with running OrphanBot on Enwiki, as long as you keep things simple ([[Image:Example.jpg]] and [[Image:Example.jpg|with|a|few|parameters]]), the bot will make almost no mistakes, the only exception being places where people misuse images, such as putting fictional currency symbols inline in text. --65.101.119.25 23:14, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
Irrelevant. If the bot can do the bulk of the work. It would still save a great deal of time. Eventualy the bot can be improved (developed) to work with exeptions. --Cat out 18:14, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Muy Support A favor --Javier Carro 20:12, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Support Support -- Avia 02:59, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
Absolutely --Spangineer[en] [es] (háblame) 03:26, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Support --.anaconda 17:13, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Support Support --Filip (§) 20:18, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Support Support - this is badly needed Triona 08:27, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Support, this is the ultimate in a necessary behind-the-scenes maintenance work. --Deathphoenix (en) 21:31, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
Support --Francesco Cosoleto 23:42, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
Support Support - en.BAG member approval - we need this badly - it's cleared to run on en - this is as useful as TB2 IMHO -- Tawker 02:09, 12 October 2006 (UTC)
Support Support. However, the bot should only accept delink commands from commons admins to prevent abuse. Perhaps the bot can read a protected page on commons and process that. --Cat out 17:28, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Support Support and Support A favor. w:en:User:Ccool2ax 03:31, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Support Support Yes please. Lennert B 13:32, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
Support Support and if the local wikis have a problem they can cease using Commons as an alternative. --Wgfinley 13:36, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
Um, we'd rather prefer they didn't... they could just opt out!! --pfctdayelise 15:39, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
{Symbol support vote.svg Support Lcarsdata 21:27, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
Support Support --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:29, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
Support Support yes. Terence Ong 10:36, 29 January 2007 (UTC)