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.

Wittylama (talk)[edit source]

As Program Chair for 2019, I’m requesting Administrator rights please. I also had this last year for the same purpose. Wittylama (talk) 11:30, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Approved. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 12:47, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Revibot[edit source]

Revibot needs the bot flag to fix double redirects without bothering RC. Global bots are not enabled on this wiki so I need the bot flag to do it manually. — regards, Revi 20:19, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Support. Double redirects drive me crazy, and will be a problem on this wiki as we settle into, and create and correct, the structure here. Quiddity (talk) 06:12, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Can you approve? — regards, Revi 16:26, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Support. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 11:41, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done apologies for missing  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:19, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Deryck Chan[edit source]

I'm volunteering to be an administrator and translation administrator for this site since it's looking like this wiki will last multiple Wikimanias. I am an administrator of the English Wikipedia and Cantonese Wikipedia, and was a bureaucrat, administrator, and translation administrator of the Wikimania 2013 wiki, so I'm quite comfortable with housekeeping tasks of Wikimania conference wikis. I have attended 7 past Wikimanias and intend to go to Stockholm this year too. Deryck Chan (talk) 22:15, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Support. Helpful and trusted user. Quiddity (talk) 06:10, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done translation admin ongoing; admin for one year in line with granting for per wikimania conf.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:32, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

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)

Samuele2002[edit source]

I request administrator and translation administrator rights. I ask him to help in the preparation of pages for translation, to translate pages in ns mediawiki (in particular Mediawiki:Sidebar for example by importing translations from previous wikimania wikis) and for the management of vandalism. I am beta.wikiversity and Outreach wiki admin, translation administrator on meta and I was administrator of wikimania2017. Thanks --Samuele2002 (talk) 23:40, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

  • More Icon C.svg Strong support, Samuele2002 is one of the most helpful persons around. He does great work on Outreach Wiki and on many other sites. -- Nesmir Kudilovič (razgovor) 12,59; utorak, 21. travnja 2020. (SEV)
@Eric Luth (WMSE):? --Samuele2002 (talk) 11:26, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
I could without further ado grant translation administrator rights. Since Wikimania is to be held next time by ESEAP, I would like to hear Exec8's view as well. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 11:44, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done translation admin ongoing, and admin for 1 year—in keeping with the at the grant of the hosting WM groups.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:28, 24 May 2020 (UTC)