Wikipedia talk:Requests/Permissions

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Sysop requests for pywikibot[edit]

As a developer on pywikibot and mentor of several projects, I frequently need to ask mentees(?) to ask for permissions here in order to test & improve sysop features. Is this appropriate? They seem to take a long time to be processed, and I dont know if that is indecision or otherwise. John Vandenberg (talk) 11:07, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@John Vandenberg: I think this can be explained by three points, most of them general :
  1. The process is too complicated for what it's worth. Having subpages is wholly unnecessary on this project and wastes everyone's time. We should go back to the way things were before, i.e. new sections on the main page.
  2. Only a few bureaucrats take an active interest in WP:PERM, and obviously on such a project they only check once in a while. You might as well request bureaucrat status, although maybe you would prefer these requests fulfilled by someone else ? Maybe I'll request it and check once in a while.
  3. More delegation should occur to admins, by transferring rights to admin-addable groups, e.g. add 'patrol' to reviewers and have an edit filter manager group, this would have to be bundled with other desired changes and we could make a config change.
As for the cases you mention, these should be uncontroversial since they are vetted as students. Cenarium (talk) 17:15, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Cenarium, sorry I didnt see your reply until now.
I dont know the history of subpages well enough to comment on that, and I am a bit uncomfortable with being a crat here and also with granting them sysop rights as I am typically deeply involved with their code and not with test wiki setup (but I will keep that option in mind). Is there potentially much in the way of privacy violating data that is revdel'd (admin level) and not suppressed? If there is, we should do a cleanup, so there is less 'risk' associated with granting sysop rights liberally.
Your option 3 makes sense. It would be nice if there was a 'delete/protect/etc in own userspace' right, which allowed any admin actions for pages only in own userspace - that right could be given out very freely. John Vandenberg (talk) 05:37, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
@John Vandenberg: I've made a patch adding 'patrol' to the reviewer usergroup (https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/199321/) and I granted the later to Prianka in anticipation. I've no idea how much private material can be accessed by admins on this site, but some sensitive info gets posted once in a while. It would be quite difficult to ascertain this and make a cleanup, so I don't think we could lower the standard for adminship this way. With regard to admin functions in one's userspace, this possibility has been rejected by devs, see phab:T16325. Cenarium (talk) 20:21, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
@John Vandenberg: - Would it help to simply make you a crat here so you can temporarily grant admin rights to users and remove the access once they don't need the right anymore? I can just give you the few extra buttons and you can take care of admin addition/removal as you want. It's only a test-wiki anyway. -Barras talk 22:22, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
No thanks. I'll revisit this come next Google Code-In. John Vandenberg (talk) 05:49, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for admin toolset[edit]

I'm probably being blocked by the filters here because I haven't edited test.wiki before, but I created this request to test the new partial block tool, and I would appreciate it if someone would transclude it for me. Vanamonde93 (talk) 21:06, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

 Done Xaosflux (talk) 23:31, 18 December 2019 (UTC)