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 2021 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.

Ainali[edit source]

I'd like to request administrator rights in order to be able to translate Mediawiki messages (mostly in the sidebar) to Swedish. Ainali (talk) 09:36, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

please use Wikimania:Mediawiki pages with translations/sv for the Swedish messages.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:09, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ainali: I presume this is now resolved? Effeietsanders (talk) 00:31, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Effeietsanders: I have heard no more. I set up a system where any user could put the translations of the Mediawiki: messages, and have it flagged in RecentChanges where there were changes to be put into place. There is no backlog in translations in the protected space.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:40, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Effeietsanders and Billinghurst: No, still a lot of things that are untranslated. billinghurst left a message on my talk page but hasn't provided any clarification on my follow-up question there. Ainali (talk) 07:18, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

HDothiduc (WMF)[edit source]

I am requesting admin rights to add/edit a resources page for this year's Wikimania with images/other media (example) for use to promote Wikimania, celebrate and more. I am a designer in the Communications department at the Wikimedia Foundation. Thank you HDothiduc (WMF) (talk) 18:04, 28 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@HDothiduc (WMF): Is this still active? Not sure if you actually need admin rights for this in the current setup? Effeietsanders (talk) 15:46, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Effeietsanders: This is not active anymore, thanks for checking! I found a solution! :) HDothiduc (WMF) (talk) 16:48, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Effeietsanders (talk) 23:40, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

request for translation admin rights[edit source]

Hi, all

I've just discovered pages exist and translated a few of them from EN -> FR, on the flow. I have already a background in such translations (see my activity) and I can extend them to too if needed. Is it possible to request translator admin rights here ? The purpose would be to split/correct/adapt EN texts into translation units and made them translatable like I usually do, without requesting each time the help of an admin beacause a tag is misplaced or other.


Christian 🇫🇷 FR (talk) 12:46, 31 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Granted Nominee has translationadmin rights at three other WMF wikis and is a trusted user.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:27, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
great! thanks.
Christian 🇫🇷 FR (talk) 13:08, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

New rights[edit source]

@Billinghurst: could you provide bureaucrat rights to User:Bodhisattwa and myself? Temporary for the next few months would be fine, if that's desirable.

We will want to be able to give more people admin rights etc at short notice, and this may be easier if we have more people available for that. Thanks! Effeietsanders (talk) 15:45, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done @Effeietsanders: You are the organising committee and that is how it is meant to be happening, you set the criteria for the year. If that is not clear in any of the text then please flag that and we can make the required improvement. Rights is not meant to be the whim of those who put their hand up for the general maintenance aspects. We act at your direction, your committee directs the "consensus". You get the choice to do or to direct, whichever suits you better.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:17, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]