Wikimania:Requests for rights

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This page hosts requests for rights access on the Wikimania wiki. The following roles are able to be granted, and by which existing role

  • account creator
  • IP block exempt
  • translation administrator
  • bot
  • interface administrator
  • administrator
  • bureaucrat
steward (from Meta)
  • transwiki importer
  • importer

All roles, and the respective rights, can be seen at Special:ListGroupRights, though it is not envisaged that those other rights would normally be required at this wiki.


At this stage, the overarching management of the wiki is within the control of the respective organising committee or the parent chapter for the forthcoming Wikimania, which for 2020 is Wikimedia Thailand and the ESEAP partnership, and it is envisaged that they will designate the appointment and removal of the administrators and bureaucrats from their committees, or from volunteers assisting in the management of the wiki.

Rights may be granted on either a temporary or an ongoing basis.

Requests for rights should be made below with an explanation of your reason for requesting the rights, and if you have experience in that role, and where.

Kostas20142[edit source]

I would like to request translation administrator rights; I would like to help with pages translation and I come accross pages the translation of which might benefit the readers like this (but not only) and I would like to be able to mark them up and translate them myself. I have read and understood the extension documentation. --Kostas20142 (talk) 01:20, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

DannyS712[edit source]

I'm requesting admin and translation admin rights to be able to delete empty translations. As a GS, I can delete the individual translation units, but if a whole page needs to be deleted, eg 2019:Wikimania/simple or Wikimania/simple, I can't delete them and there is no easy way to tag them for deletion by others, so it often takes a while for them to be handled. I'd also like to be able to clean up translation syntax and make pages for translation if needed (I have experience with the translation extension from other wikis). I'm happy to answer any questions. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 05:08, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Given how long this has been open without comment, pinging the crats on this wiki: @Billinghurst, Eric Luth (WMSE), and Jdforrester: can you take a look? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:34, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for pinging, DannyS712. Any thoughts from @Billinghurst and Jdforrester:? Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 08:35, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
@Billinghurst, Eric Luth (WMSE), and DannyS712: Fine by me. Should I just do it? Jdforrester (talk) 18:09, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Jdforrester:, go ahead. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 08:51, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Exec8[edit source]

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, my tour of duty is extended until the end of the next physical/ in-person Wikimania. I would still need all my existing rights until first of March of the succeeding year after ESEAP's hosting of Wikimania (1 March 2023) --Exec8 (talk) 08:40, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

I will extend your rights. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 08:31, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Done. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 08:33, 25 February 2021 (UTC)