Wikimedia:Requests for permissions

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Use this page to request to be a translation administrator, administrator, or a bureaucrat. All requests should be made below, instead of at the Village pump, which has traditionally served as the rights request page, in addition to user talk pages.

Note: Staff of the Wikimedia Foundation are exempt from this page, as their work automatically qualifies them for the role of Administrator on this site.

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Requirements for administrators[edit]

As of 3 August 2017, the following are minimum qualifications for users who wish to become administrators on the Outreach Wiki. Note that the "administrator" flag is different from the "translation administrator" flag, and this change only affects the "administrator" flag.

  • 10,000 global edits under all registered accounts
  • At least 1 year as a registered user under the account which the requester proposes to use for admin activity on Outreach
  • No more than 1 active block across all Wikimedia projects on all of the user's accounts
  • The account which the user proposes for administrator activity on Outreach already has administrator permissions on at least one other Wikimedia wiki, with
  • at least 3,000 edits on that wiki
  • at least 1 year as an administrator on that wiki
  • at least 300 logged admin actions on that wiki
  • no blocks (other than self-requested blocks) within the past 5 years on that wiki. (The account doesn't need to be 5 years old.)

Requests for permissions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions, and not doing so would reflect poorly on your suitability.
Please also review the appropriate policy for your requested user right.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You have sufficient activity to meet the requirements to be allocated the user right that you are asking
To make a request
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain of why you need the access and why you're suitable.
=== [INSERT RIGHT HERE] rights request for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->\
 |user name = Username

The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration of no less than 3 days (no exceptions are allowed no matter how obvious the result may seem). This is not a vote, and all input is welcome. Bureaucrats will determine whether consensus exists; when doing so it is likely that the weight given to the input of those involved in other project work will be most influential.

Administrator rights request for Mohammed Galib Hasan[edit]

Hi all! Currently i am Working on Wikipedia Education Outreach Program thats why i have a regular visit in Outreach. Currently i am Translating some outreach page from English to Bangla. If you see that since last month i have done more than thousand edits in Outreach Check. I have more than 5000+ Global Edits. I think the manner and discipline for Outreach now quite familiar to me. So if you grant me as a Admin of Outreach it will be more effective and fluent to work.Hopefully i can make more Contribution in Outreach with the help of Community member. Thanks! Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 12:19, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

@Mohammed Galib Hasan: I don't personally object to you having advanced user rights but as you can see above, you don't meet the requirements: you need 10,000 edits across wikis. Adminship and bureaucratship used to be handed out here with little discrimination and the community now feels that those rights should only be given more selectively. This isn't a criticism of your quality of edits. Note that I am !voting neutral to see if others are in favor of giving this to you, tho. It's still possible that the community will vote in favor. Koavf (talk) 20:06, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: I do respect your decision and thanks for making me translation admin. Cheers!! Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 16:21, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Per Koavf, in addition, it would be desirable to be an administrator in another project. Anyway, I do not object since the user looks with good intentions and it would be unfair to oppose. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 13:52, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
@AlvaroMolina:Thanks for your comment. And i do respect your decision. Cheers!! Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 17:10, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter, Koavf: I think it's time to close this request. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 20:46, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

YesY Done (as not done). Keep editing here, @Mohammed Galib Hasan: and if you continue as a constructive member of the community, I don't think it will be a problem in the future. Koavf (talk) 20:49, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: Thanks for your decision. Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 15:57, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

translation administrator rights request for Jhalmuri[edit]

@Jhalmuri: Hi. You have 3 edits on this project, including the current request. You have a total of 48 edits on all projects and less than one year of experience. Are you sure this is the right time to request translation admin rights? Under what rationale? --Joalpe (talk) 01:19, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
@Jhalmuri: Also, you have not identified which languages you know here or on Meta. Can you tell me more about why you want these rights? Koavf (talk) 01:41, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: I am currently translating tech newsletter and community survey wishlist from English to Bengali on Jhalmuri (talk) 23:05, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
@Jhalmuri: Bengali is a very valuable language to have translated material and translation admin rights have no official barrier. I'll grant this with a six-month expiration in case you don't really use it. After six months, it can be made permanent by messaging me. Koavf (talk) 23:21, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Administrator and Translation Administrator rights request for Rzuwig[edit]

I would like to be an administrator to help out in the fight against vandalism and also I would like translation administrator permission to help marking pages for translation. I have sysop & TA rights on several projects and I have experience in using these permissions. Rzuwig 19:30, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

  • @Rzuwig: Have you noticed vandalism here recently? Koavf (talk) 19:38, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
    @Koavf: There is not much. Yesterday I was reverted one edition. I am cross-wiki patroller - I'm visitting this project regularly and also I have plan to translate local MediaWiki interface to polish language - eg. Sidebar. Rzuwig 19:17, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Translation Administrator rights request for Jay Jay Marcus Keize13[edit]


I am a contributor from Jamaica. I always allow myself to translate pages from English to Patois, and other languages. I am currently working at the Pitcairn Wikipedia, where I am translating, reverting vandalism, and doing admin stuff...however, I am not an admin. I've contributed to the Icelandic Wikipedia, among others. I interested in improving Jamaican articles, and I look forward to making a good impact in Wikimedia Outreach. Nice meeting you all. -- Jay Jay Marcus Keize13 (talk)

I have to be honest that I'm a little hesitant at the indefinite block you have on en.wp. But when it comes to translating, I think what is most important is fluency in multiple languages. Koavf (talk) 07:07, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: even though I was blocked on, it didn't change my editing style. It was a bad thing that I did, and I regret doing so. I plan to push it at the back of my head, and just help to grow the wikis. I am a native speaker of Jamaican Patois, and English. I have basic knowledge of Spanish, and I can contribute in Dutch. Even though I'm not fully able to speak Icelandic or Norfuk, contributing at the wikis have helped my vocabulary in the languages. I look forward to translating and maintaning the wiki! -- Jay Jay Marcus Keize13 (talk)
YesY Done for six months, just in case. Koavf (talk) 01:04, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Jay Jay Marcus Keize13 (talk)

Koavf did you look Based on that, I would have opposed this request for permissions if I had seen it before you granted translation admin rights. I can't override your decision to grant the translation admin permission, but I request that you reconsider. If this user contributes productively to Outreach for a few years, and demonstrates strong skills in translation work for an extended period of time, then I would be willing to reconsider. --Pine 05:26, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

@Pine: I did but 1.) what happens elsewhere does not necessarily influence what happens here, 2.) he hasn't caused any problems here, 3.) I explicitly asked him about it and he acknowledged that it was inappropriate, 4.) I made the permissions temporary, and 5.) it's just for translation admin which doesn't mean that he's in charge of ensuring that norms are followed here like a proper admin or bureaucrat but just for translating pages. Adding up all those, I think a trial run to see if 1.) he actually does anything useful with the advanced permissions or 2.) causes any real problems is a pretty safe approach. As always, I respect your perspective but Outreach has been fairly liberal with user rights, even if the community here decided to rein in admin and bureaucrat a couple of years ago. There should be a low barrier to translation and we should encourage multilingualism here. Koavf (talk) 06:34, 24 May 2018 (UTC)