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Administrator access

SwirlBoy39@simple.wikibooks

Thank you! ѕwirlвoy  20:37, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Fixed template and title Abigor talk 20:57, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose Strong Oppose - User didn't do any edits on this project. (I know its not needed to vote but I need to give my opinion on this one) Abigor talk 21:00, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Note, I'm an admin on another project and a soon-to-be in a few months on another hopefully. ѕwirlвoy  21:04, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Note, this here is not the place for votings/discussions that should be done locally, thanks for Your understanding, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:54, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, no local request/voting, no status, sorry, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:54, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Jagwar@Malagasy Wiktionary

Please give administrator rights to user

  • Jagwar
  • The reason : the unique sysop of the wiktionary is inactive for 6 months.

Thank you! Jagwar 12:05, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello Jagwar. We can not grant permanent adminship unless the community has approved this. If there aren't yet enough people to do that on the Malagasy Wiktionary, please can you apply for temporary adminship instead (see section below) and make an announcement on the Wiktionary about this (for example on a village pump or other community discussion page). Angela 12:09, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Hello Angela. My name has already been entered in Mpandrindra (administrator requests) with other candidates ; However, I will announce it in the community page. I'll wait 30 days. If lack of response (I think I'll seek wp.users), I'll ask you for a temporary adminship. Jagwar 09:52, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Hello Jagwar, I saw your request on my page. I see that this is taking care of :-) Anthere 23:29, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Hello Jagwar, as I tried to tell You on Your talkpage already the two links You provided [1] and [2] are leading to empty pages, please make a local announcement why You need sysop status, give us the link here and we will wait one week for the community to respond, many thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:39, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Here are the links we needed

PS: some links used in the left toolbar are broken and must be corrected. Best regards . Jagwar 14:56, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, Jagwar, I temporarily created a redirect to wikt:mg:wikibolana:Community Portal, so it can be reached via the navigation on the left. Please note, that the word "wikibolana:" is not the current namespace-prefix for "Wiktionary:" therefore entries named "wikibolana:..." are in the main namespace. If You are interested in translating the interface and also namespace names please be welcomed to sign up at betawiki:, which is the place where all interface-translations for Wikimedia-Foundation projects are done. Have a look at betawiki:Translating:How to start / betawiki:Translating:How_to_start/fr.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:37, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires: 06-04-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:04, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Pearl@bs.wikiquote

Thank you! Seha 20:28, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Thogo (talk) 20:42, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Abigor@simplewikibooks

Has been open for seven days. Passed with 83% support. Thank you! Maximillion Pegasus 20:30, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

5 support votes with sensible reasons; already trusted on other wikis. The specific reason for the request (speedy requests not being acted upon) is still true a week later. -- sj | help translate |+ 01:33, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Would you remove the import rights from his account? It's no longer necessary since he has +sysop. Maximillion Pegasus 02:05, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Is it possible to keep the importflag? There has been a vote and I have the community trust the import, removing the flag means wen I should ever stop as a admininstrator I have to stop als Importer also. Abigor talk 05:22, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
It is possible, but the likelihood of stepping down as an admin voluntarily is slim, and if, for some reason you are forced to resign, your importer flag would be removed anyway. Microchip08 @simpleWB 08:18, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Keeping the import flag is redundant. Administrators have access to Special:Import. Maximillion Pegasus 14:27, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Admins have only the transwiki right (which is only for transwiki), not the importer (which is for transwiki *and* XML import) right. --Thogo (talk) 14:29, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I see that now after looking at Special:ListGroupRights. Administrators should really have both rights though. Maximillion Pegasus 17:16, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

J budissin@hsb.wikipedia

Thank you! -- j.budissin 20:45, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Viel Spaß. ;) --Thogo (talk) 20:48, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

user Aidarhaynes5@en.wikipedia

Thank you! Aidarhaynes5 00:33, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello, please go to en:WP:RFA, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:42, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

MacTire02@gvwiki

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: gv
  • List of local sysops: (0) gv:Special:Listadmins
  • List of local bureaucrats: (0) gv:Special:Listusers/bureaucrat
  • Local Request Link: gv:Wikipedia:Ynnyd y phobble#Reireydys
  • Local User Page: gv:User:MacTire02
  • Preferred duration and reason: Currently there are only two users on the Manx language project that are active, and our wikipedia has grown immensely over the past year (from under 300 articles to over 2100). This requires a lot of constant vigilance and maintenance to protect against vandalism. As there are only two of us there we haven't really been able to have a proper open discussion but on the link above you will find another link to the other user's page where the topic of adminship is discussed in further detail. Some of the MediaWiki stuff previously translated needs to be updated as some of the grammar etc. is inaccurate. Preferably we would request an admin on a permanent basis, but as I understand this may not be possible due to the size of the project, a shorter term would be sufficient, which can be extended/changed/transferred if sufficient people decide to join us (depending on a vote of course). Regards, --MacTire02 09:10, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, Hello MacTire02, please note that without a voting we can't make it permanent, but let's make it six months this time,
expires: 17-07-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:57, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Birdy. For future reference, how many users need to contribute to the vote, and how active must those users be on the project? The problem we have is there are only two active users - myself and Shimmin Beg on a continual basis (pretty much every day) - and one other user - Norrin Strange - who contributes maybe once every two months. That means only two votes (obviously I can't vote for myself :-) ). Or would you know where I could obtain the guidelines to electing a sysop? Regards, --MacTire02 15:11, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello MacTire02, about 4-5, I'd generally say, also they should have contributions over a timespan, I am sorry to say, that in the past on other projects there occured sockedpuppeting for voting purposes...
In this case, I personally would grant You permanent status if the three (the two above and Alison) active users on that project would support Your candidacy, because You have had three temporary 3 months periods already.
As for the voting guidelines, there are no real general guidelines, because every project makes it a bit different, but usually the voting time is assumed at least one week (on smaller projects it would maybe be good to be left open longer), You could put an announcement in the village pump and create a page like Wikipedia:Administrators (in Your language, which is gv:Wikipedia:Reireyderyn, I guess).
I hope it helped, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:23, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Birdy. That's a great help to know. I'll check it out with the other users and see what we can do. It will unfortunately have to be a vote extended over a period of time longer than a week, unfortunately. --MacTire02 15:31, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Removed. Alex Pereira falaê 12:02, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Anrie@afwikipedia

Just shy of a month since I've been nominated. Our one and only bureaucrat has been inactive for a while now and per this message on his talk page, will be unavailable for the foreseeable future.

The recent SUL process brought to our attention that it is necessary to have an active bureaucrat for our project, so a few candidates were nominated. af:Wikipediabespreking:Burokraat lists more than the ones I will be posting here myself, but one is not a valid nomination (our own policy states that a user needs to be an admin before he/she can be promoted to bureaucrat) and two others concern users who are currently inactive or will soon be inactive for the foreseeable future. (Meaning, that I'll consider posting their nominations here when they are (to be) active again. They are of course welcome to post it here whenever they feel like, themselves as well.)

Thank you! Anrie 15:43, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Absolutely, I just wrote the bureaucrat Alias an email, if he does not respond we will promote You, thansk and best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:53, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg done locally Dear Anrie, the local bureaucrat Alias answered to my email and did promote You and RAM, all the best for You and the project, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:51, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

RAM@afwikipedia

Thank you! Anrie 15:43, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Same as above, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:53, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg done locally Dear Anrie, the local bureaucrat Alias answered to my email and did promote You and RAM, all the best for You and the project, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:51, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

American Eagle@simplewikiquote

The Simple English Wikiquote only has a single bureaucrat, Coppertwig; however, the bureaucrat has already participated in the RfB, opposing it,[3] and has already stated that they will not close the RfB at all (much less actually perform the promotion).[4][5]

As this effectively becomes a "there are no local bureaucrats" situation due to Coppertwig's refusal to perform his duties, we (the SE Wikiquote community) need a steward to gauge consensus and grant the flag (if warranted). EVula // talk // // 20:47, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Correction: I did not state that I would not perform the promotion. Coppertwig(talk) 20:58, 31 January 2009 (UTC) See discussion here. A number of suggestions were made as to who would close the discussion. Coppertwig(talk) 21:01, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

This seems silly really. Coppertwig should be the one to close it. He should ignore his own personal feelings about the candidate, and act of community consensus. If he can't do that, I have to wonder what he's doing as a bureaucrat. It's what bureaucrats are supposed to do... and besides, this is not something for stewards to do. Stewards implement community decisions, they don't decide. Majorly talk 21:00, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done, please contact the local bureaucrat, who is active there, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:02, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

*headdesk* EVula // talk // // 21:02, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
If Coppertwig isn't going to promote someone because he voted against them, he should step down as a bcrat in my opinion. I have voted on people's requests and promoted at the same time, even if I wasn't keen on them being promoted. Majorly talk 21:04, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
The local community can also vote for his removal, if they think he does not perform his duties correctly. As long as they don't ask for his removal and he stays crat, the local community accepts his decisions, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:06, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
So, if a bureaucrat is a bit rogue (in refusing to do his job, specifically; this is different than, say, promoting or renaming against or without requests, which would/should be actionable by stewards), the community is just screwed in the meantime? That's a severely sub-optimal situation.
*sigh* I guess we'll have to wait until the next RfB is done (which thankfully is in a day or two) so that we'll have at least one 'crat that can do their job. EVula // talk // // 21:16, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
No, the community is not screwed, they can vote for his removal, if he blocks them for voting they can make a RFC or of it is very obvious ask for emergency desysop in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect. We had such a situation with the same project some time ago already, the community had plenty of time in the meantime to do something to prevent such situations in the future.
*sigh* indeed...
We will definitly not decide for the bureaucrat if there is an active local one.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:19, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, as a relative newcomer to the project, I'll have to plead ignorance about there being a similar situation in the past; if that's the case, it does shore up several of my frustrations at the current situation (you're right, it should have been addressed then so we wouldn't be in the situation we're in now). EVula // talk // // 21:23, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
See q:simple:Wikiquote:Requests_for_bureaucratship/American_Eagle... But even if this here was the first incident we would not decide that for the local crat here or perform his duties. I do not even see a dire need for any local bureaucrat on this project, but that is another story. Thanks for Your understanding. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:32, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Majorly, if you or anyone else finds my performance as a bureaucrat to be problematic, please discuss it with me on my user talk page on that project. Coppertwig(talk) 21:43, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

CheckUser access

Casliber@enwiki

Enwiki arbcom member (w:WP:AC); identified.

Casliber has requested to be given checkuser and oversight access.

Thanks!

FT2 (Talk | email) 13:03, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Waiting for someone to subscribe him to checkuser-l. guillom 13:09, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Added, but I'll take care of the rest of the details and mark it done when it's done. ++Lar: t/c 08:03, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Checkuser-l list access also Yes check.svg Done ++Lar: t/c 05:21, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Cool Hand Luke@enwiki

Enwiki arbcom member (w:WP:AC); identified.

Cool Hand Luke has requested to be given checkuser and oversight access.

Thanks! RlevseTalk 23:41, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 23:48, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Oversight access

Cool Hand Luke@enwiki

Enwiki arbcom member (w:WP:AC); identified.

Cool Hand Luke has requested to be given checkuser and oversight access.

Thanks! RlevseTalk 23:42, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 23:48, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Rama@commonswiki

Per Commons community vote, which as required, lasted at least 2 weeks, and as required, had at least 25 support votes and at least 80% support (in this case 33 supports, no neutral, no oppose), it is requested that Rama be made an oversighter at Commons, once Rama has identified at the Identification_noticeboard. (as of this writing, Rama has been told about the requirement but the noticeboard does not yet show him) Thanks! (and Happy New Year!) ++Lar: t/c 05:26, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Awaiting confirmation of identification. I will be monitoring so as to activate the permission as soon as the Office confirms reception of the information. Happy new year to you too, Lar. Cheers, Redux 10:19, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Identity received by the office. Kylu 19:26, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Thogo (talk) 20:35, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Removal of access

pauk@ruwiki

Please, delete my sysop flag from ruWiki. I decided to leave ruWiki. --Pauk 04:10, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 13:47, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

MPUploadBot@enwiki

This is my own adminbot, which I am no longer running. It has been replaced already. No need for it to have both +sysop or +bot. Thank you! Soxred93 05:43, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Bot flag removed by local bureaucrat. EVula // talk // // 06:05, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Sysop flag removed. DarkoNeko 07:48, 31 December 2008 (UTC)


Stv@plwiki

Please remove my bureaucrat rights. stv # 23:00, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Thogo (talk) 23:02, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Weft@frwiki

6 months of inactivity. Thanks! Clem23 23:21, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done
--M/ 23:25, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Ste281@frwiki

Same as above. Thanks again. Clem23 23:21, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done
--M/ 23:25, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Hemanshu@enwiki

Emergency desysop of en:User:Hemanshu per ArbCom request. Removal performed 20:37, 3 January 2009 by Dungodung. Kylu 05:48, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Sketch@ja.wikipedia

He/She has sysop and was/is inactive over 3 months. Accoding to ja:Wikipedia:管理者の辞任(de-sysop), we request removal his/her sysops access. Thank you.--かぼ 10:17, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done DarkoNeko 10:23, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Rebecca (all projects)

I've been spending most of my time on other interests lately, and with turning a new leaf this new year, I think it's about time I moved on for good. Admin, checkuser, oversight on en, ombudsperson on other projects please. Ta! Rebecca 15:40, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Thogo--Nick1915 - all you want 19:39, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I forgot to mark it... Thank you, Rebecca, for all your work and efforts to the projects. Have a wonderful time! --Thogo (talk) 21:50, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Mike.lifeguard@enwikiversity

Please remove my sysop access, as I will no longer require it's use after my departure from that project.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 18:10, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for Your work there, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:12, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Kimchi.sg@enwiki

Please remove my adminship on en.wiki. I am using a SUL account so you can easily verify that this is the same editor as on en.wiki. Thank you! 155.69.14.26 12:17, 8 January 2009 (UTC) oops, forgot to log in. Kimchi.sg 12:27, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your work--Nick1915 - all you want 12:32, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Secret@enwiki

School work took over, rather not have the tools during that time period. Thanks Secret 15:06, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done
Thank you for your work. --M/ 15:09, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you so much. Secret 15:10, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Bradipus@frwiki

6 months of inactivity. Thanks! Clem23 23:21, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

For the record could you point to the policy page at fr:wp that covers desysop for inactivity? Thanks! ++Lar: t/c 06:38, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I think it is this page fr:Wikipédia:Prise de décision/Administrateur/Suspension et retrait du statut en cas d'inactivité prolongée ou de démission which states (as I understand the machine translation) that admins and 'crats with no activity can be suspended after 6 months, and for the next year can ask for automatic restoration, but after than the suspension is permanent. Is that correct? If so then this would be the first part of that, the 6 month suspension? ++Lar: t/c 06:46, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
The translation is correct. Admins and bureaucrats inactive for 6 month are suspended but were they to come back within 1 yr, they could ask for the restoration of their status. (:Julien:) 10:03, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Can't do it myself, but I confirm the request! guillom 10:04, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Yet done. ;) Thank you for your work, Bradipus! Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:09, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Moondyne@enwikipedia

I've decided its time for me to move on. Further notification will be left at w:User talk:Moondyne. Please remove my admin flag from there. Thanks. Moondyne 04:17, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Per your request ([[6]]) and with thanks for your long service. Best wishes. ++Lar: t/c 06:36, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


Ciphers@arwikipedia

Now i understand that I will be more useful to the Arabic wikipedia to contribute as an edito rather than as admin. Though, It was a nice experience being an admin for a while :). Please remove my admin access. --Ciphers 10:49, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you! Ciphers 10:49, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done and thanks for all your work. --FiliP × 11:20, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed.

sl@zh.wikibooks

sl@zh-yue.wikipedia

Done x 2
And thanks a lot (at least twice) for your work there.
--M/ 21:22, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Bináris@huwiki

Yes check.svg Done
Thank you for your past, present and future work, of course.
--M/ 21:14, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! We'll still meet. :-) Bináris tell me 21:20, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Istvánka@huwiki

Yes check.svg Done
Thank you for your work.
--M/ 21:12, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you again! --Istvánka 21:34, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Synergy@simple.wikipedia

  • I'd like my sysop removed, please. Thank you! Synergy 22:52, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for your work on this wiki in the past. Angela 23:15, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Are you thanking me for the "thankless job". I should request removal more often ;) Thanks for the removal. Synergy 23:19, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

tumnus@pt.wikipedia

Yes check.svg Done. Angela 23:16, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Daniel@en.wiktionary

I (User:SemperBlotto) promoted User:Daniel to sysophood by accident instead of User:Daniel. (with a dot). Thank you! 82.18.22.160 22:35, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Please log in and confirm your identity. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:35, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
For the little it's worth, I (as the affected user) can confirm this was an error, as I most certainly don't deserve adminship at enwikt :) Cheers, Daniel (talk) 22:38, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for solving this, mine, drama. :-/ Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:40, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Lol. Majorly talk 22:43, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Confirmed. SemperBlotto 22:47, 13 January 2009 (UTC)


Lumijaguaari@Commons

__Summary of discussion here__. Thank you! Lumijaguaari 02:08, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Angela 03:25, 14 January 2009 (UTC)


Gabrielt4e@ptwikipedia

Gabrielt4e has been desysoped by inactivity. According to our policies, deadminship inactivity must have a support of 2/3 of voter. Thank you! Lechatjaune 21:41, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Can you also leave a notice on the relevant user's talk?
--M/ 12:08, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I have left a notice to the user, see [7]. Thank you. Lechatjaune 13:53, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Angela 14:00, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Yorian@nl.wikipedia

In the annual reconfirmation round for moderators/sysops on the Dutch Wikipedia, Yorian lost the faith of the community. As supervisor of the procedure on nl-wiki I herby request his desysop. (See Moderator reconfirmation for confirmation).

Thank you, Mwpnl 23:39, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 00:04, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Gerbennn@nl.wikipedia

In the annual reconfirmation round for moderators/sysops on the Dutch Wikipedia, Gerbennn lost the faith of the community. As supervisor of the procedure on nl-wiki I herby request his desysop . (See Moderator reconfirmation for confirmation).

Thank you, Mwpnl 23:39, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 00:04, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Elkman@enwikipedia

Clearly, I no longer have the trust of the en-wp community or the temperament necessary to remain an admin. It's causing me too much stress and has brought me into too many situations that I should just ignore and mind my own business. Thank you! Elkman 02:51, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

User is SUL unified. Kylu 02:56, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Except not on de.wikipedia. There's a different user with that name. --Elkman 03:00, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
You're not asking for removal of status on de.wikipedia though. :) I'm just telling the stewards that you're the same person on meta as the project that you want rights removed from. Thanks for clarifying, though! Kylu 03:01, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. — Dan | talk 03:12, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Wknight94@enwiki

Thank you. Wknight94 02:50, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

User is SUL unified. Kylu 02:56, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. — Dan | talk 03:12, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Fabexplosive@lmowiki

Thank you. --Fabexplosive The archive man 18:17, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 19:12, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

wmrwiki@zhwb

  • I want to be a temporary administrator at Chinese Wikibooks for 3 days, because there are many pages need to delete, but have no time for this job.--Wmrwiki 14:06, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Danger!—『Skjackey tse』 14:16, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I swear I do nothing destroy when I be a temporary administrator. if I destroy in ever wiki project during I am temporary administrator, please block me in ever wiki project for one month or more time.--Wmrwiki 14:30, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Swearing is nothing. This is a dangerous user.--Dingar 14:43, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

no....--Wmrwiki 14:49, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Comment Comment - this is not the place for a discussion. You could beter keep discussion local and come back when you made your choose. I don't think a Stewards will do this reqeust Abigor talk 14:51, 16 January 2009 (UTC)


I promise to do damage.--Wmrwiki 14:54, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done: Abigor's right. Sort it out on your wiki before making a request here. — Dan | talk 17:04, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Fvw@enwiki

Please twiddle my admin bit, I'm going afk for a long period of time, and though I'm pretty confident my password is safe, we shouldn't have unused admin accounts laying around. Fvw 01:25, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done and thanks for all the work. --FiliP × 01:26, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Wow, that was quick. I might actually get some sleep tonight... Thanks for having me. Fvw 01:28, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Anthere@metawiki

Please remove checkuser per the above discussions. Thank you! Majorly talk 23:43, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Shanel. --FiliP × 10:41, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Brion VIBBER@metawiki

As a result of Meta:Administrators/confirm/Archives/2009-01#Brion VIBBER (and the subsequent bureaucrat chat), Brion's checkuser rights at Meta-Wiki need to be removed. Regards, Daniel (talk) 03:12, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 15:36, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Tim Starling@metawiki

As a result of Meta:Administrators/confirm/Archives/2009-01#Tim Starling (and the subsequent bureaucrat chat), Tim's checkuser rights at Meta-Wiki need to be removed. Regards, Daniel (talk) 03:12, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 15:36, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

GoEThe@ptwiki

On long break! No need for tools, if I am not going to use them. GoEThe 14:44, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

done, thank you for your work--Nick1915 - all you want 15:55, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Lampiao@ptwiki

This user have a illegal sock puppet (user JP from pt.wiki), confirmed by CheckUser here Wikipedia:CheckUser/Pedidos de verificação/Lampiao. In pt.wiki we have a consensus for the removall of acess in this case. Wikipedia:Esplanada/geral#Desnomeação automática do Lampiao. Thank you! Béria Lima Msg 16:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold
It seems that a vote is starting. --M/ 16:17, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, have. But this vote will during one week, and he can come back every time that he want, because, as a sysop, he can unblocked itself. I don't imagine that he will do that, but in pt.wiki we don't realize that a sock puppet can be a sysop too. So, for the intregrity of the project, I'm reforce the request. Béria Lima Msg 16:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done
Seen this :-(
--M/ 16:23, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks again. Béria Lima Msg 17:00, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Xenocidic@enwiki

I am a crat and sitting arb on en wiki. I recently renamed Xenocidic to Xeno but it had so many edits it crashed. Xenocidic's admin bit moved to Xeno but he could not log in as Xeno so I +admined Xenocidic. Now the Xeno account is working though all edits have not moved over. I've talked to him and he agrees Xenocidic needs it's admin bit removed. Please leave it intact on Xeno. For more back ground see en:User_talk:Rlevse#something_hokey_with_rename and en:User_talk:Rlevse#fixed.3F RlevseTalk 21:23, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Certifying this request. Xenocidic 21:30, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, done.
Thank you to both of you for your work.
--M/ 21:32, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Hehe, Mario, it was an error, the user is not leaving :p ..--Cometstyles 00:32, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Morven@enwp

Please remove my checkuser and oversight bits. I no longer need them and don't intend to keep current with policy for their use. Thanks, Morven 07:20, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. guillom 07:59, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Lgd@frwiki

Following the above arbitration decision, could you please de-sysop the admin? Thank you! Popo le Chien 17:03, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

done--Nick1915 - all you want 16:09, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Ludek@cswikit

Please debct me. Thanks a lot. --Ludek 19:42, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

I've removed your bureaucrat flag, thank your for your work as a bureaucrat.
--M/ 19:45, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Armagedon@ptwikinews

ArmagedonDiscussão 15:19, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done
Thank you for your work.
--M/ 15:23, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


Jennavecia@en.wikipedia

Peace out. Jennavecia|Talk 06:31, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your work as admin
--M/ 10:14, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Elisabethd@no.wikipedia

This user has become inactive, and there is therefor consensus to remove the admin-rights. -- Atluxity 06:51, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold
Would you please put a polite notice on the user's talk page?
Thanks. --M/ 10:17, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, of course. That is done. --Atluxity 15:43, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
done--Nick1915 - all you want 22:47, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Suradnik13@hr.wiki

Please remove sysop access for Suradnik13. I'm Suradnik13 but i lose my password and also blocked myself, so i'm logged in as Ex13bot right now. Checkuser on croatian wiki verified that Ex13bot = Suradnik13. Also, on user creation log is shown that Suradnik13 opened account for Ex13bot. Thnx in advance --Ex13bot 19:51, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

You know that it would be possible to restore the password per email or if confirmed by a cu in rare cases a dev could reset it for You, do You want assistance with that?
Relevant diffs: [8], [9].
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:47, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Thnx for a help, but thats not possible. Could you plese remove my rights. Thnx--Ex13bot 21:23, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
I am sorry, I did not see You came to #wikimedia-techconnect, I pinged Brion Vibber, he might not respond immediately, but he or another sysadmin is the person who can help You, if he denies it we can't do anything, but the answers of the other people I respectfully don't let count :) Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:48, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, after talking with the user, this is a missunderstanding, the password was not lost but intentionally changed to something he does not recognizes, because he wants to vanish.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:08, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

several removal requests

Hugo.arg@gn.wikipedia

The discussion is also here ; requesting the removal means account blocking.

Budelberger 01:58, 28 January 2009 (UTC) (Flag of France.svg).

Lazdynas@lt.wikipedia

The discussion is also here ; requesting the removal means account blocking.

Budelberger 01:58, 28 January 2009 (UTC) (Flag of France.svg).

Hugo.arg@lt.wikipedia

The discussion is also here ; requesting the removal means account blocking.

Budelberger 01:58, 28 January 2009 (UTC) (Flag of France.svg).

Hello, one vote supporting removal is really not enough (and there even was one oppose) and there is no real reason given, which is why they might have taken that as disruption and might have blocked You for that. I don't see any reason for removing their rights atm. and suggest to You to email them for an unblock, in which You can explain Your reasoning and that You did not mean to disrupt the project but to express Your concerns (if that was so). I really wish You can lay the personal differeces aside and work constructively on these projects.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:11, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
First, One asks for removal ; second, the Ugly deletes the request, blocks the account ; third, Spacebirdy notes that nobody supports the request. Done, and well done. --Budelberger 02:26, 28 January 2009 (UTC) (Flag of France.svg).
I don't see a deleted request here [10] but I see one oppose and one support, and no reason given. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:27, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
P.S. Since You said they are doing vandalism You should have proven that or they might take be an insult only. P.P.S. The world is not full of evil people and You are the only odd one out, You can assume that the people working in the projects do it for the benefit of them, this is called AGF, since I try to do that with You, try also to do that with others, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:37, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
The deleted request is here ; and here, you can't see nothing. And the reasons are the vandalisms of the Uglies. (See my edits they deleted or reverted.) And their incompetency is obvious if one knows how to read. --Budelberger 02:47, 28 January 2009 (UTC) (Flag of France.svg). (And please, don't waste your time with me, I know whose friend you are.)
please, the request is closed, there's no local consensus in your desysop' procedure. Take a look at RfC page if you wanna expose your doubt, this isn't the right place. Thanks--Nick1915 - all you want 02:55, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Wow, it's really nice to found that someone tries to remove your sysop rights then you even don't know about that :) That user Budelberger created some templates and two totally incorrect articles in Lithuanian wikipedia which was not useful for our project. So, I and User:Lazdynas deleted that. Surprisingly, after that without any discussions he wrote a request to remove our sysop rights http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikipedijos_aptarimas:Administratoriai#R.C3.A9vocation_d.27Administrateurs . Sure, other users ignored that request as nonsense. After, we got a message from French users http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naudotojo_aptarimas:Atlantas/Archyvas2#information_about_User:Budelberger . So, he was blocked because of trolling. The same story in guarani ([11]). And now, after 3 months I found this request accidentally. Hugo.arg 08:15, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Romihaitza@rowiki

Thank you, fellow steward, Romihaitza 07:45, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Removed both admin and b'crat rights. Thanks for all the work. --FiliP × 07:50, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Creol@Simple.wikipedia

Please remove all flags (admin, 'crat, and CU). Creol 10:43, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thank you for all your efforts and hopefully see you soon back. --Thogo (talk) 10:54, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Krimpet@enwiki

Remove my sysop flag, please. Thank you. krimpet 18:49, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done ... thank you for your service to the project. ++Lar: t/c 19:11, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Emily@rowiki

AdiJapan's instructions in how to resign are sound. See this autotranslation for verification. Kylu 06:18, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Emily's request is written directly in English, check the diff above. No need for translation. — AdiJapan 07:45, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Already Yes check.svg Done
--M/ 10:48, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Hakeem@arwikipedia

Yes check.svg Done
Thanks to Hakeem for his work as a sysop.
--M/ 10:44, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

نهى سلمان@arwikipedia

Yes check.svg Done
Thanks to نهى سلمان for his work as a sysop on arwiki.
--M/ 10:41, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Maggnum@arwikipedia

Yes check.svg Done
Thanks to Maggnum for his work as a sysop.
--M/ 10:38, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Brion VIBBER@cawikipedia

Brion has accepted to remove his local rights since he has global ones. He could do it himself but he is probably too busy and he needs a help. --Vriullop 09:05, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done
Am I going to lose my Steward access, now? :-/
--M/ 10:34, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
I expect you don't. I assume the responsability :-) Thanks. --Vriullop 13:38, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

LaPizia@itwikipedia

Please, remove my rights of beurocrat and sysop in it.wiki . Thanx --LaPizia 17:11, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thank you for your work. --.anaconda 17:25, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Roby@frwikipedia

Same reason as my previous requests here (example. Thanks in advance. Clem23 20:54, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done
Hoping to see Roby active again on this wiki, thanks for the work done.
--M/ 23:15, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Temporary permissions (rejected and expired requests only)

Marbot@pdcwiki

I request sysop access.

  • Language Code: pdc
  • List of local sysops: pdc:Special:Listadmins
  • List of local bureaucrats: pdc:Special:Listusers/bureaucrat
  • Local Request Link: not available
  • Local User Page: pdc:Benutzer:Marbot
  • Reason: There is only one local admin, who's last edit was on June 11, 2008 (only 43 edits this year so far). In general this wiki lacks the administrative infrastructure (local requests pages, standard procedures, etc.) established in a lot of wikis, which I would like to implement. In addition there is a backlog on speedydeletions.

Thank you for your consideration. -- Marbot 16:02, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

I second this but feel involved to change his rights. There's a lot of administrative work to do, but no active sysop. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:06, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps a temporary adminship to allow (re)growth of an active community large enough to select/confirm as permanent? I'd support that (but I'm not sure about a perm... the request doesn't say temporary, but it IS in the "temporary" section). Would our normal 3 months be sufficient? ++Lar: t/c 19:50, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Three months should be sufficient to do the work. Thereafter we should be able to reassess the situation and decide again if necessary. Regards --Marbot 20:35, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, my mistake, I moved it to temp section. —DerHexer (Talk) 20:36, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Done until 01 January 2009. —{admin} Pathoschild 15:08:29, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 13:23, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

mahitgar@sa.wp

Sysopship Request प्रचालक नामनिर्देशन

नमस्कार:। मम नाम: माहितगार।इदम् मम प्रचालक नामनिर्देशन विनंती अस्ति। Myself(sa:User:Mahitgar) wants to become sysop here at Sanskrit lanuage wikipedia.I am actively involved contribiting to support pages and sysop support to Marathi and Hindi Languge wiktionaries,I have actively and substantialy contributed in development of main pages of mr:wiktionary,mr:wikibooks,mr:wikiquote,mr main page at commons and mr main page at mediawiki also considerably contributed to translation to en to mr at beta wiki.

I would like to provide first level support to further development and adding utiity value to users at Sanskrit language wikipedia's main page, wants to help evolve a policy consensus about further development of sa wikipedia, and wants to support first level help pages structure which is stll missing at sa wikipedia.Kindly approve my request for sysopship at meta itself since sa wikipedia still does not have enough active membership to suppor my nomination in an open poll Sysop Nomination Poll Request Please, still sa wikipedia does not have an active communilty since it is language of importance but very old classical language requires special linguistic skill level hence this is a direct sysopship request Mahitgar 16:58, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, there is no local voting, and You have nearly no contributions there, since sysopship is not required for contributing and the activity of any community is very low, I would say atm the sysopship is not necessary, but please feel free to explain: Why exactly would You need sysopship?
If You want to translate the interface, this should be only done at betawiki:, You would be very welcomed there if You are interested in helping us (see betawiki:Translating:How to start).
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:13, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your query,I need sysopship to improve & reorganise main page and main page is locked for editing by previous sysops.Main page has lot of red links taking users to wrong namespaces.Secondly I want to add rest of Indian language wikipedia interwiki linking to sa wikipedia's recent changes this is very esential for easy navigation for experienced users to keep watch on sa activity.First started working on sa at betawiki then I realised sa wikipedia is in need of sysop support.I need to add some pages(Like Village pump and special a page helping on consensus for words to be used on navigation bar while want to remove news related link from navigation since no one is likely to read and maintain news related page in sanskrit.

BTW beta wiki has that I get automaticaly all navigational buttons in my own langugae whenever I log in,similler facility I would be looking for sa wikipedia meaning there by whenever any Indic language wikipedian logs in at sa should be able to navigate in their own language.

Thanks and regards Mahitgar 04:17, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the answer, Mahitgar, also it is great to see that You are already doing a great work at betawiki.
I would suggest the following: try to contact the local crat via e-mail, he has specified one at en.wiki [12]. If he does not respond and if there are no oposes on the requestpage, I would suggest a temporary period for 1 month as a start. Please note that this is technically the same, You just come back shortly before the status expires to prolong it.
What do You think? Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:04, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Ok I will give try as you say thanks and regards Mahitgar 13:33, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Ok, please inform us here if he does not respond (lets give him about one week~), best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:51, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? Hello, any response from the bureaucrat, if not please let us know. If nothing further is heard this request will close in about a week from now, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:05, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

[copy of request email posted at burocrats en talk page] besides a personal email request was made on his email ID available at mailing list but there is no reply from his side he seems to be on long leave. I suppose and request you can grant me a sysopship now thanks and regards Mahitgar 07:49, 30 November 2008 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done, expires: 01-01-2009 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:49, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
removed--[[User:Nick1915|N

Atabek@kaa.wiki

I request sysop access.

Thank you. Atabek 13:22, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Hello Atabek, the community in kaa.wiki is quite small, I would therefore suggest a temporary status, 3 months, note that it is technically the same, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:40, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done for 3 months to expire on 2008-09-19 per birdy's suggestion. If you would like to continue your adminship there, please make a new request locally around 80 days later. Best wishes.--Jusjih 00:55, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 11:19, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! Atabek 02:38, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Granted for another 3 months, expiring 2 January 2009. - Andre Engels 11:00, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 11:22, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Malay Wikibooks

I request for temporary sysop access.

Thank you. Putera Luqman Tunku Andre 06:06, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Can you, please, provide us with a link to the request page on your wiki? A link to your userpage isn't much revealing. There needs to be a community consensus if you wish to obtain administrator status. Thanks --FiLiP ¤ 11:16, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
There's not any community. No comunity, no vote. That's why I join wikibooks ms. Putera Luqman Tunku Andre 12:50, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Then maybe you should consider getting temporary status, until the community begins slowly building up. I cannot, in good faith, give you access without any support from fellow wikibookians. Thank you --FiLiP ¤ 12:54, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Its okay. It's okay for me. I request for temporary sysop in Malay Wikibooks for 12 month. We don't have any local sysop. Perharp you help me.Putera Luqman Tunku Andre 13:00, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneDerHexer (Talk) 13:04, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Err, does 1 person counts as a community? I've been ms-wikibooks most frequent and sole contributor for months and I don't know anything about this. How come a new user suddenly gets a sysop status for 1 year? Don't you guys check recent changes first? ...Aurora... 10:53, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Well, according to Steward_handbook#Temporary_rights it was not totally wrong to promote him. 12 months was too much, that's true, but there was no local sysop, and he wants to help out. That this is not backed by the community was not evident. … I'd recommend him to start a voting on b:ms (I'll leave a message on his user talk page). If he fails I'd remove his rights. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:54, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
I wasn't contesting the promotion, only the duration. Steward_handbook#Temporary_rights also said "Six months is probably too much". Anyway, we'll see if a voting can be carried out first. ...Aurora... 10:33, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry late reply...too much work...but my heart still in wiki...ops, maybe I'm new user but I have experience in MsWikipedia(only 3 month).The policy to be sysop in Mswikibooks are 3 days after create account/first edit and have 10 and above editLook here. Maybe Aurora more active than me but my vision is To help Malay Wikibooks. Aurora also bureaucrat and sysop in Malay wikipedia and wikitonary(expired).It's okay if Aurora constitute to sysop.

Expiring January 5th, 2009

Removed. --FiliP × 09:04, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


Loyna@ru.wikibooks

Thank you. Ferrer 08:09, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

The community seems to be too small to hold a regular voting, maybe a temporary sysop status would be better--Nick1915 - all you want 09:13, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Moved to temporary, requesting three months if there is no input from the community there. :) Kylu 01:37, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done for 3 months to expire on 2009-01-13. The statistics there show 3000+ registered users but only 41 active users, 4 admins, without any bureaucrats, so I support temporary promotion per above.--Jusjih 00:37, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Removed. --FiliP × 08:08, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

filipinayzd@bcl.wikipedia

Request for yet ANOTHER temporary adminship for Bikol Wikipedia. Thank you! Filipinayzd 15:27, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, expires: 13-01-2009 please remember to translate at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back shortly before the status expires or if the community grows hold a local voting, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:37, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Removed. --FiliP × 08:08, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Alison@gvwiki

Hi Stewards. I need temporary access on the Manx Wikipedia for strictly 2 days. The sole sysop over there is having major problems with userboxes & has discovered that there are problems with the css files in Mediawiki space. He's asked for my assistance on my gawiki talkpage (sorry - it's in a mix of Irish and Manx :/ ). It's one of those tweak-and-try jobs, and having sysop over there would allow me to fix it without having to ask him for every little change. I've been sysop over there a few times before for similar work. Thank you so much! Alison 15:56, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Alison, status set, please let us know right here as soon as You are done, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:11, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Birdy - will do! (oh, and that's infoboxes, not userboxes. D'oh!) - Alison 18:40, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
This is taking longer than I thought :/ Can you possibly extend this to two weeks, please? If I'm not done, I'm not done by then. RIght now, I've to overhaul all the Mediawiki js/css and all the Monobook defaults. Yuk! - Alison 07:19, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
I guess we can simply make it to a normal temp-status: expires: 15-01-2009, please remember, betawiki: etc :) Thanks for helping, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:50, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Of course! How could I forget when I have you to remind me!! ^__^ - thanks, Birdy! :) - Alison 01:33, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Removed. Angela 01:14, 15 January 2009 (UTC)


MacTire02@gv wikipedia

Hi. I am requesting a renewal of another three months for sysop status on the Manx wikipedia. As I am the only permanent contributor there has not been a discussion on the topic but user:Alison can verify to my credibility as a vital part of the project over there. Currently working on categorizing templates (some of which I had locked to prevent vandalism but now find myself unable to correctly categorise due to loss of sysop status), tidying up the project and providing licence information for images. I need to be able to use the MediaWiki space for other work relating to css files etc. Thanks in advance, MacTire02 18:28, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

(See my request above. MacTire02 is the editor asking for my help). Can I just say that this guy has been doing phenomenal work on gvwiki and has, almost single-handedly, brought it back from the brink. I'd personally like to see him made sysop indefinitely, but in the meantime have to strongly endorse this request :) - Alison 18:40, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires 16-01-2009, please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:. Please feel free to hold a local voting if the community grows or come back few days before the status expires to prolong it, thanks for Your work, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:42, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the support Alison, and thanks for granting my request Spacebirdy. --MacTire02 08:15, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Removed. Angela 01:02, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Meno25@ar wikinews

I request temporary sysop access.

  • Language Code: ar
  • List of local sysops: n:ar:Special:Listadmins
  • List of local bureaucrats: n:ar:Special:Listusers/bureaucrat
  • Local Request Link: n:ar:ويكي الأخبار:إداريون
  • Local User Page: n:ar:User:Meno25
  • Preferred duration and reason: 6 months. I have already temp access on this wiki expiring today. I would like to request to extend it for another 6 months. I still need admin tools to be able to delete nonsense pages occasionally created by anons until a community emerges. The wiki has no community and 2 sysops. The last edit of one of them was on 29 February 2008 while that of the other was on 23 December 2005. Both of them are gone. I am already a bureaucrat on the Arabic Wikipedia as well as a sysop on English Wikipedia. flags

Thank you. Meno25 00:47, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, prolonged, expires 26-01-2009, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:56, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
Removed. --FiliP × 23:20, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Thuvack@ts.wikipedia

Thank you! Thuvack 14:12, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, expires: 27-01-2009, please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:. Please feel free to hold a local voting when the community grows or come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:29, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Removed. --FiliP × 11:19, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Khazar II@Moksha Wikipedia

Thank you! Khazar II 19:02, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, we typically do not give permanent sysop rights on small projects. However, we do give temporary adminship. Would you object to 6 months of temporary adminship? Once the 6 months are up can apply here again for another temporary term, or, if your community has grown significantly, hold another vote.--Shanel 19:57, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, Shanel. Temporary access is ok for me. Can we have temporary sysop access for the project founder Numulunj pilgae (ex-temporary sysop) proposed for voting recently together with me or we have to apply for him separately? Thank you --Khazar II 21:15, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, Shanel. Temporary access is ok for me. Can we have temporary sysop access for the project founder Numulunj pilgae (ex-temporary sysop) proposed for voting together with me or we have to apply for him separately? Thank you --Khazar II 21:16, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Moved to temp reqs. --FiliP × 09:47, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires 29-01-2009 , please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:. Please feel free to hold a local voting when the community grows or come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:45, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
removed. --Thogo (talk) 12:58, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Numulunj pilgae@Moksha Wikipedia

Thank you! Numulunj pilgae 09:46, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

I would like to apply for temporary adminship again as Khazar II already mentioned above.--Numulunj pilgae 09:46, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Moved to temp reqs. --FiliP × 09:47, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires 29-01-2009 , please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:. Please feel free to hold a local voting when the community grows or come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:45, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
removed. --Thogo (talk) 12:58, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

NonvocalScream@simple wikipedia

Requesting importers permission. It is a small community, not exactly sure how many participants are needed in the discussion. Discussion is still in progress. Thank you! NonvocalScream 23:51, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello, please grant the community at least one week to respond to Your request, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:04, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
And, please note that you have to file a bug on bugzilla to get source wikis for import enabled. (I read your request as being for transwiki import rights, not for XML file import, right?) --Thogo (talk) 00:05, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Either / or (XML or souce/dest (transwiki)). Transwiki import is preferred, should I file a big request now, or wait a week? NonvocalScream 00:11, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Uhm, no he has not, if he has import he can import xml files from anywhere, if he wants transwiki, he needs sysop rights and file a bugzilla request to specify the wiki where he can import from directly. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:13, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
The XML import will work then. In this manner, I can export pages from a WMF Wiki into Simple. I'll visit back on 8 Jan (unless I see or have questions). Thanks! NonvocalScream 00:16, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Please wait, the !voting only has two supports on SEWP; I think the conversation has moved on, no consensus at the moment. Microchip08 (Simple English editor, not a steward!) 16:07, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello, this requst is on hold until 8., there is a local voting, where You can express Your concerns [13], thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:11, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Howdy. It being 8 Jan, any updates to this request? Very best, NonvocalScream 03:27, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:51, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Microchip08@Simple.Wikibooks

Please grant Import rights so we can do the things as discussed on the Village pump Abigor talk 18:19, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Done. —Pathoschild 05:23:45, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Thankyou. Microchip08 16:33, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Abigor@Simple.Wikibooks

Please grant Import rights so we can do the things as discussed on the Village pump Abigor talk 18:19, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello, please grant the community at least one week to respond to Your requests, also please keep in mind that as b:simple:special:listadmins shows that none of You are admins but importing often requires to delete something, You might want to run for sysopship too.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:22, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Oke, We will wait until 12 January. I will asked Microchip if he wants to run for admin also. Abigor talk 18:31, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
I will run for adminship after I get the 500 required edits :-). Microchip08 14:29, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Done. —Pathoschild 05:24:05, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you so much :) Abigor talk 17:09, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Ghaly@arzwiki

The following discussion is closed.
  • I would like to ask for a permission to import articles from other wikimedia projects to arz.wikipedia.org , please. __--Ghaly 11:29, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
If you have sysop rights, you can import articles from other Wikimedia projects. But you have to file a bug to enable source wikis for your wiki. --Thogo (talk) 11:35, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
This is confusing: Steward_requests/Bot_status#GhalyBot.40arzwikipedia, now who is requesting import and do You even need the import flag itself or do You mean transwiki, to import from a given wiki? Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:15, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Sorry for the confusion ,As long as importing articles is ossible , I don't mind if it is in my account or the bot account as long as I can import articles from other projects, I will file the bugzilla request, Many thanks.--Ghaly 08:03, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Allright, I am closing this section then, if You need help with the bugzilla request let me know (please note that they might ask for a community consens and do need to know which projects should be enabled to import from), best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:14, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Razorflame@simple wikipediaproject

The discussion has been open for 7 days and meets the threshold of the prior approved discussion at this location. Thanks NonvocalScream 18:35, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Thogo (talk) 19:17, 19 January 2009 (UTC)