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.

Admin rights request for Samuele2002[edit]

I would like to be an administrator to help out in the fight against vandalism ( delete pages block users and IP vandalism...) and also to be able to delete the translation of messages that have not been translated. I'm an admin on it.wikiversity beta.wikiversity test.wikipedia test2.wikipedia and I have a significant experience as a member of the m: SWMT. --Samuele2002 (talk) 08:28, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

@Samuele2002: YesY Done Koavf (talk) 17:49, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Samuele2002 (talk) 18:07, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Administrator and Translation Administrator rights request for AlvaroMolina[edit]

Hello, I would like to know I can give the administrator permission in order to be able to help in any situation (either delete pages or blocks) when in the case, in addition, I would like also translation administrator permission to help in the mark pages for translation with pending changes. I have already experience with both permissions in several projects. Thanks and Regards. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 05:48, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

YesY Done Koavf (talk) 05:23, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Administrator and Translation Administrator rights request for Joalpe[edit]

Comment: Hi all. I am hoping to contribute more with the general maintenance of this project, especially the fight against vandalism. I have been active in this project, especially with newsletter-related and translation-related activities. I am active in several Wikimedia projects, being a sysop on Wikiversity in Portuguese. Thank you. --Joalpe (talk) 22:53, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello, you say that you're a sysop on Wikiversity on Porgugese, but Special:CentralAuth/Joalpe says that the right is temporary, and you have only 429 edits there. Is that true? --Pine 17:52, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
The more that I look at this, the more concerned I am. The admin right was assigned on 2017-07-07, and it looks like you have taken only two admin actions since then. Given the relatively low level of vandalism on this wiki, and the other factors I have described here, I am not persuaded that assigning you admin permissions here is wise. I can be persuaded otherwise, but at this time I am inclined to say that this request for permissions should be denied. --Pine 17:59, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
@Pine:. Hello. Thanks for paying attention to this request. My sole goal here is to contribute more to this project I enjoy contributing to. If the further contribution I hope to be able to provide is not needed then ok. Wikiversity in pt ia a very small Project; admin right is only granted temporarily. There are currently two active sysops. I am one of them, probably the most active user of the project right now, running a course and a research group. Anyway, I have just applied here because I like this project and I thought I could be helpful in routine maintenance. Thanks. --Joalpe (talk) 23:12, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
@Joalpe: Thanks for the background information, which does make me feel a little better about this request. I think that vandalism on the Outreach wiki is well controlled. In the past people were appointed as adminstrators here with relatively lax requirements, but I think that we can now be more selective. Currently, I prefer that people have at least a year of administrative experience on one or more other Wikimedia wikis, and at least 300 logged administrative actions, before we appoint them as administrators on Outreach. So my suggestion is that you gain more experience as an administrator on Wikiversity or other projects, and then re-apply here in about a year. Let me change the subject and say that I have fewer concerns about assigning the translation administrator permission to people who have a use for it and don't misuse it, so I do not object to you being given the translation administrator permission here, and if you use it in good faith and wisely then I will welcome and appreciate your work with it here. --Pine 20:16, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
@Koavf: as an active bureaucrat, would you please make a decision in this case? I am an admin but not a bureaucrat so I can't make a final decision here. Thank you, --Pine 22:11, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

@Joalpe, Pine: How does this sound? I can make you an admin for three months and if you don't use the tools, it can just expire with no problem. If the three months are up and you have actually put the admin tools to good use and want to continue, you can just post here again. Sound good? Koavf (talk) 00:02, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Koavf thanks for the suggestion, but at this time I'm uncomfortable with Joalpe being an administrator here. I have no objection to assigning him translation administrator permissions, and I would request that he return here in a year or whenever he meets these requirements. Note that because these requirements were approved after Joalpe made his request for permissions, I feel that it's questionable whether those requirements apply to him as a matter of policy, but in my personal opinion I think that Joalpe should only become an administrator here after he meets those requirements, and presently he is a long distance from meeting those requirements. Perhaps in a year he will meet them, and I would be happy to reconsider his request for Outreach admin permissions at that time. --Pine 00:09, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
    • @Pine: Your input is definitely appreciated but it doesn't really seem fair to hold him to a standard that was made after he requested the rights. I agree that vandalism concerns are pretty unfounded here but it's not impossible and if he has the tools for a little while and then they expire without him really doing anything, I don't see the harm in it. Outreach used to hand out advanced user rights willy-nilly and that was probably unnecessary but it didn't really cause any harm. I still think a temporary adminship is acceptable since the discussion to have more stringent requirements was concurrent with this request. Koavf (talk) 16:22, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
@Koavf, Pine:: Let me just stress: I am ofc making this request in good faith, aiming at contributing to this project that I like. I am professionally a professor in a School of Social Communications, and with that I am especially keen in contributing to outreach (as you can see the last issue of the education newsletter has a piece I have authored). I have time to engage with maintenance of this project and am willing to do so. I am not a rookie on Wikimedia projects, though I do not meet the criteria were brought up and that as I understand what was saying do not apply. I do not see the request I am making --as you do not-- as any form of privilege, just the technical possibility of contributing to maintenance. If the help I am willing to provide in maintenance is not deemed necessary, I am fine with not being granted permissions I have applied for. Thanks! --Joalpe (talk) 16:12, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
  • I agree with Koavf that it would not be wrong to grant the permission temporarily and according to that to evaluate their use in the project for a possible future request, however if this request was approved, it could generate some future conflict where users who Do not meet these conditions request to be administrators arguing that this request was approved without following the rules mentioned at the beginning of the page. I think it would be acceptable to see the opinion of other bureaucrats like Steinsplitter or Phoebe who have not been involved to facilitate the resolution of this request. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 16:39, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
  • I see no harm with granting sysop rights in this case because the new rules have entered into force after the request was made (ex post facto). The user seem trusted. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:14, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Koavf I sense a 3:1 consensus in favor of granting admin permissions at this time, and I abide by consensus, so please proceed with granting both administrator and translation administrator permissions. Thanks AlvaroMolina and Steinsplitter for commenting so that we could get consensus. --Pine 21:40, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
    • @Pine: Thanks. Your points are well-taken and in the future, we'll have more stringent review of applicants for advanced rights. At the moment, I'll stick with my earlier proposal of three months. If you don't use the rights, User:Joalpe, they will just expire and you'll have to apply again like everyone else. If you're using them and there is no one calling for review of your actions, then they can be extended by just posting to my talk. Thanks all. Koavf (talk) 22:12, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
      • Hi all. Thank you for this vote of confidence :) Beyond routine maintenance activities, I am happy to engage with to-do admin work that might be needed if there is anything you believe I can be helpful right now. @Pine: I know you felt uncomfortable with the situation, and I am sorry about that :(. I hope I will just have the opportunity to help this project. --Joalpe (talk) 23:16, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Bureaucrat flag for Samuele2002[edit]

I request the bureaucrat flag to help assign flags. I am Bureaucrat on beta.wikiversity and test2.wikipedia. Thanks --Samuele2002 (talk) 06:39, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't think we need more crats. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:46, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Administrator rights request for Joalpe[edit]

Hi all! I was granted temporarily the admin flag two months ago, and I am posting here my request to be granted permanently the admin status. As you can see, since I was granted the flag I have been active in routine maintenance and would like to keep active in this work. There is a minority of active admins on this project, and I do believe my work on routine maintenance is relevant and more importantly needed. Thank you, and thank you to all admins I see dedicating time and effort to improve this project, which is key to engage our communities and raise awareness on Wikimedia projects outside the movement. --Joalpe (talk) 15:58, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

  • I propose we give this two weeks. @AlvaroMolina, Pine:. If there are no objections, please ping me and let me know. I will keep on watching this page as well. Koavf (talk) 02:52, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
    • @Pine: Do you have any comments to make about this request? —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 21:50, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the ping, AlvaroMolina. I have looked through some of Joalpe's administrative actions and I found nothing that I think is problematic for a new admin. Going forward I request that if there is ambiguity about how a situation should be handled then he should have discussions with other administrators at the Village Pump, which is the same as I would ask of any other administrator on this site. I feel that I don't know him well enough to cast a support vote, but I will happily say I have no objection to his continuing as an administrator with no time limit. --Pine 22:33, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think he has demonstrated a commitment to maintenance on the project and has used the tools correctly during these months. For my part, I don't see problems in which the permission is extended. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 00:21, 27 October 2017 (UTC)