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    Requests for permissions

    This page enables administrators to handle requests for permissions on the English Wikipedia. Administrators are able to modify account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, file mover, extended confirmed, mass message sender, new page reviewer, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback, and template editor rights, and AutoWikiBrowser access.

    Editors wishing to request a permission flag here should do so following the procedure below. Editors requesting permissions are advised to periodically revisit the requests page, as notifications will not always be given after a decision is made. Editors should not expect their request to be answered right away and should remember to be patient when filing a request. To find out what permissions your account has, go to Special:Preferences, where your permissions are listed in the user profile tab under "Member of groups".

    Requests for permissions are archived regularly; please see Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Archive for an index of past requests.

    Bot report: No errors! Report generated at 09:00, 25 July 2024 (UTC)

    Permissions

    Handled here

    • Account creator (add request · view requests): The account creator flag is granted to users who are active in the request an account process. The flag removes the limit on the maximum number of new accounts that can be created in a 24 hour period. It also allows users to make accounts with names similar to other accounts. The account creator flag is only given to users who participate in the ACC process and may be removed without notice should a user's participation in the account creation process cease.
    • Autopatrolled (add request · view requests): The autopatrolled flag is granted to users who are active in the creation of new articles. This tool is granted so their creations are auto patrolled in Special:NewPages. Unlike other requests, any user may nominate an editor for Autopatrolled, even without that user's consent. A user who wishes to have this flag generally should have created at least 25 articles and must be trusted, experienced, and must have demonstrated they are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially WP:BLP and Wikipedia:Notability.
    • AutoWikiBrowser (add request · view requests): AutoWikiBrowser is a semi-automated MediaWiki editor for Microsoft Windows, designed to make tedious repetitive tasks quicker and easier. It is essentially a browser that automatically opens up a new page when the last is saved. When set to do so, it suggests some changes (typically formatting) that are generally meant to be incidental to the main change. Please read the rules of use and registration requirements on the main page before requesting permission. This is not a true user right, but access needs to be granted by administrators just like other permissions. If approved, your name will be added to the CheckPage. Users with under 250 non-automated mainspace edits or 500 total mainspace edits are rarely approved. You will need to give a reason for wanting AWB access.
    • Confirmed (add request · view requests): The confirmed flag may be granted to new users who have not yet hit the threshold for autoconfirmed status. These are users who have not had both 10 edits and 4 days experience. People with this flag can upload files and edit semi-protected pages before hitting the autoconfirmed flag. Users requesting this flag must indicate clearly why they should be exempted from the customary confirmation period.
    • Event coordinator (add request · view requests): The event coordinator user right allows editors to create multiple new accounts, and to temporarily confirm accounts so that they can create new articles.
    • Extended confirmed (add request · view requests): The extended confirmed flag is normally automatically added to accounts after 500 edits and 30 days, but may be added to legitimate alternate accounts of users that already have this access. The flag allows users to edit pages under extended confirmed protection.
    • File mover (add request · view requests): The file mover user right is intended to allow users experienced in working with files to rename them, subject to policy, with the ease that autoconfirmed users already enjoy when renaming Wikipedia articles.
    • Mass message sender (add request · view requests): Mass message sender enables users to send messages to multiple users at once. This flag is given to users who have made requests for delivery in the past, clearly showing an understanding of the guidance for use.
    • New page reviewer (add request · view requests): The new page reviewer user right allows users to mark pages as patrolled and use the page curation toolbar. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
    • Page mover (add request · view requests): The page mover user right allows users experienced in working with article names to move them, subject to policy, without leaving behind a redirect. They may also move all subpages when moving the parent page(s). General guidelines include making 3,000 edits and 6 months of editing history. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
    • Pending changes reviewer (add request · view requests): The reviewer flag is granted to users who are experienced enough with Wikipedia editing and its policies for contributing to the process of reviewing articles placed under pending changes.
    • Rollback (add request · view requests): Rollback enables users to remove vandalism much more quickly and efficiently than by undoing it. Users who do not demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes capable vandalism fighting, either because they have no or little history of doing so, or show a poor ability to discern between good and bad faith edits will not be granted this right. Also, it is unlikely that editors with under 200 mainspace edits will have their request granted. For a more detailed explanation of rollback and information about when it is appropriate to use the tool, see Wikipedia:Rollback. For information about the technical details of the feature, see here.
    • Template editor (add request · view requests): The template editor flag allows users to edit protected templates and Lua modules. General guidelines for granting include making at least 1,000 edits overall (with at least 150 to templates or modules), being a registered user for over a year, and having a record of successfully proposing significant edits to several protected templates. Users should demonstrate proficiency with template syntax and an understanding of the need for caution when editing heavily-used templates.

    Handled elsewhere

    Several permissions are requested and handled elsewhere:

    Removal of permissions

    If you wish to have any of your permission flags (except administrator) removed, you should contact an administrator. If you want your administrator flag removed, you should contact a bureaucrat.

    This is not the place to request review of another user's rights. If you believe someone's actions merit removal of a permission flag, you should raise your concern at the incidents noticeboard.

    The bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight flags are removed at meta:Steward requests/Permissions. Stewards will typically not carry out such requests unless they are made on behalf of the Arbitration Committee, by a user who is requesting their own access be removed, or in cases of an emergency.

    Process

    Requestors

    To make a request for a permission, click "add request" next to the appropriate header and fill in the reason for wanting permission.

    Any editor may comment on requests for permission.

    Administrators

    Administrators are permitted to grant account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, event coordinator, file mover, mass message sender, new page reviewer, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback and template editor flags to any user who meets the criteria explained above and can be trusted not to abuse the tool(s). Administrators may either grant these permissions permanently or temporarily. For convenience, a bot will automatically comment with relevant data if the user does not meet configurable qualifications. Even if the bot does not comment, administrators should review the user's contributions and logs to ensure the tools will be used appropriately and check for any indication of potential misuse.

    Once an administrator has granted a permission or decided to deny a request, they should add {{done}} or {{not done}} respectively under the request with their comments. If a user already has the requested permission, or is autoconfirmed and requesting confirmed, {{already done}} should be used. N hours after the last comment was made (as specified by the config), the request will be archived automatically: approved requests will be placed here; declined requests will go here. See User:MusikBot/PermClerk#Archiving for more information on archiving functionality.

    Other editors

    Requests for permissions is primarily intended for editors requesting a permission for their own account. Other editors are welcome to comment if they have specific information that is relevant to that request that a patrolling administrator is unlikely to discover for themselves. Otherwise, since only administrators can effectively respond to these requests, general comments or 'clerking' by other users are rarely helpful. Non-administrators cannot "decline" to grant a request, because they're not in a position to accept it.

    A limited exception to this is Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Autopatrolled, where third party nominations are encouraged. Other editors should still avoid offering general remarks on requests and leave the final decision to an administrator.

    Current requests

    Account creator


    Autopatrolled

    Hello, I have created 100+ articles, primarily focused on television series. And I plan to keep doing the same. Thanks for your consideration C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 08:51, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Link to previous request. (I have no opinion at this time.) Extraordinary Writ (talk) 05:36, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Extraordinary Writ, I appreciate it. Thanks for looking into my request. — C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 05:50, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Joe Roe, you declined this previously. Do you want to have another look? Schwede66 06:42, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I'm sorry I don't have time to look at this properly right now. I'm happy for another admin to process it as they see fit. – Joe (talk) 09:33, 29 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Joe Roe, I appreciate it. Thanks for looking into my request. — C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 09:47, 29 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    C1K98V, I've had a look at your last five articles. They are generally clean, if short. What makes you think, though, that cast lists don't need references? That appears to be a problem with every article that you produce. Schwede66 22:39, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi @Schwede66, I hope you're doing well. Thank you for your feedback. I understand and value the importance of verifiability. I apologize to you for not including references in the cast section. I will fix my past creation. Moving forward, I will ensure doing the same. I assure you that you won't regret it. Thanks for your consideration C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 02:43, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Give me a ping, please, when you've done a few of your past pages. I shall take another look, C1K98V. Schwede66 05:57, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Schwede66 Sure, I will let you know once I fix my past creations. In the meantime, you can have a look at The Heist (2024 film), Let's Get Divorced and Bloody Ishq. Thanks for your consideration. C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 06:30, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hello Schwede66, I tried to fix my last eleven articles as per your input. I would appreciate your feedback on the same. Thank you C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 18:38, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
     Done I've given autopatrolled for six months. Before that expires in January 2025, please come back here for another check in. Schwede66 19:52, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Schwede66, Sure. Thanks you. C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 00:42, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Applying for the right as my edits were rationale. I have undergone all the criterions and I fit in all. I am well aware about Star Missispi and Joe Roe's earlier declines, but now I am fully washed and proved myself eligible for the right. From AFD/CSD to AfC reviews, and developing a handful of drafts for acceptance, I can now proudly say that I am eligible for the role. Twinkle1990 (talk) 15:32, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 15:40, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    So what MusikBot? What's your problem?? Can't an user improved against AI bot like you? Twinkle1990 (talk) 15:47, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Uh.... that just auto replies showing recently declined requests. I'm really not sure what you think responding to the bot will do. Hey man im josh (talk) 17:37, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I don't believe I've ever declined a request from autopatrolled from you, Twinkle1990. You had the right revoked by Star Mississippi in June 2023 and subsequent requests for it were denied by Novem Linguae.[2] Hey man im josh,[3] and Rosguill.[4] That last time (two months ago) Rosguill told you it was more of a "never" than a "not now".  Not done and please do not ask again, it is becoming disruptive. – Joe (talk) 15:53, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Joe Roe you are an involved admin. Can you please left over to non-involved Admins? Why you are everywhere? User Maximilian Janisch treated you fine while you hammered his article and profile here. Kindly don't abuse you admin POWER. Twinkle1990 (talk) 16:12, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    (Non-administrator comment) @Twinkle1990, observing this from the capacity as someone who is not an admin (but none the less a long-time editor), I'd suggest you may consider taking heed of Joe's advice and back away from this for a while (maybe until at least next year). I note in your rationale you consider yourself "suitable for the role", so one may wonder how well you understand what autopatrolled is (though I am sure you know it doesn't impact your editing ability). Bungle (talkcontribs) 16:52, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
     Not done If it helps your peace of mind, here's something from another admin. Schwede66 22:42, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    As far as I can see my only interactions with you to date have been to participate in the ANI thread that led to the revocation of your rights and decline your request for NPR four months ago. As I was acting in an administrative role both times, that doesn't make me involved. – Joe (talk) 07:24, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Good to see that ANI thread that was created by a Sock and commented by a few other sock users. No hard feeling. I won't apply again before 2006. Twinkle1990 (talk) 13:39, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    AutoWikiBrowser


    I wish to use AutoWikiBrowser for making otherwise-tedious edits to replace widely-used raster images with vectorized equivalents. ⇒ Zhing-Za, they/them, 22:13, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    For the record I previously declined a request with a similar reason. I will leave this one for another admin to evaluate. * Pppery * it has begun... 00:00, 12 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Apologies, I was unaware that it was denied. I will do this manually instead. ⇒ Zhing-Za, they/them, 05:44, 13 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Treating that as  Request withdrawn * Pppery * it has begun... 17:06, 19 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Requesting immediate archiving...  * Pppery * it has begun... 00:32, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Would be useful to make tedious edits. Un assiolo (talk) 22:31, 19 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Anything specific in mind? * Pppery * it has begun... 00:29, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I want to use the tool for making semi-automated edits such as fixing typos, sorting lists, and working with its other features. – The Sharpest Lives (💬✏️ℹ️) (ping me!) 17:44, 21 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @The Sharpest Lives:  Done * Pppery * it has begun... 00:29, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Requesting so I can help streamline small edits like typos, general maintenance, and so on. NyanThousand (talk) 12:56, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Reason for requesting autowikibrowser rights:
    I would like to use this bot for streamlining small typo fixes. My contributions in Moss/C and Moss/D are some vouches for my sincere work.
    Thanks! Bunnypranav (talk) 14:05, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Not done Does not meet the criteria listed in the header (500 mainspace edits or 250 non-automated mainspace edits). * Pppery * it has begun... 00:29, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    Confirmed


    Event coordinator


    Extended confirmed


    File mover

    I would like to apply for the File mover right to rename files. I've been contributing on Commons for quite some time now, and I've been doing lots of good file renaming requests on Wikipedia. The file movers also appreciated my rename requests [5]. I'm a file mover and patroller on Commons, and I've moved over 1000 files so far. I have a good understanding of the renaming guideline, and I think it would be really helpful also having the right here. Thank you! Waqar💬 14:08, 21 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Done * Pppery * it has begun... 01:01, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Mass message sender



    New page reviewer

    I want to reduce the massive backlog. I have been looking at the new pages patrol feed sporadically for the past two months and the backlog keeps increasing. I want to play a part in reviewing the articles. HRShami (talk) 11:19, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I'd like to help out with NPP considering the backlog, and now that I've created a few articles I feel like I'm ready. Suntooooth, it/he (talk/contribs) 18:44, 26 June 2024 (UTC)\[reply]

     Done for a two-month trial. Hey man im josh (talk) 18:44, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Reason for requesting new page reviewer rights

    As an experienced Wiki editor, I am requesting new page reviewer rights to help maintain the quality and accuracy of new pages. Your approval would allow me to contribute more effectively to wiki community. SparrowQ (talk) 18:30, 30 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 18:40, 30 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Can I resubmit request or wait for approval ? SparrowQ (talk) 20:10, 30 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
     Not done. Thank you for volunteering, but in reviewing your editing history I wasn't able to find sufficient experience with the deletion process and notability guidelines to feel comfortable granting you the permission at this point in time. I encourage you to spend some time at WP:AFD and make policy based votes to show that you're comfortable evaluating notability. Alternatively, you can apply to help out at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation. Hey man im josh (talk) 18:46, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hello there, I am interested tn helping out in new page reviewing as there are very large articles backlog and love to do so. Xegma(talk) 07:10, 11 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Question, though I am not an administrator, I see that you have published accepted AFC submissions, even if they lack citations or are in need of some fixing. And some have orange banners on them. Why is this? — 48JCL 01:01, 17 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @48JCL: As they should. The standard at acceptance at AfC is that the article would probably survive an AfD. Nothing more. Declining a draft for surmountable problems like a lack of citations or pretty much anything covered by a cleanup banner is inappropriate. – Joe (talk) 08:18, 19 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I spot checked the 4 most recent accepts and they had lots of citations at time of acceptance. Feel free to link to the specific draft accepts you are concerned with. A complete lack of citations is a valid draftification reason and valid AFC decline reason, but I am not seeing that here. A major lack of citations such as entire paragraphs missing a citation (and also not supported by any WP:GENREFs) could be a valid decline reason (WP:V is policy after all). But it may also be reasonable to accept a draft that is mostly cited and just missing a couple citations, such as Draft:Norah Fulcher. –Novem Linguae (talk) 13:33, 19 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I would like to request new page reviewer rights to help review newly-created articles and lower the backlog. I have accepted lots of drafts at AFC and participated in many AfDs with deep discussions to exhibit my knowledge of notability, as I was advised previously. Thanks! Waqar💬 19:55, 14 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Automated comment This user has had 1 request for new page reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([6]). MusikBot talk 20:00, 14 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I see you found the IP at AfC who submits soundtrack articles (41 accepts of soundtracks it looks like). I'm glad to see you've started to accept drafts at AfC, instead of just declining (a ratio of 1 accepted to 348 declined at the time of the last application). I do still have concerns about your experience at AFD, given that, of your last 40 votes, all but 2 of them were pile on votes where the result had basically already been decided based on the number of votes for the conclusion you chose. You accepted one piece of criticism from me, your lack of accepts at AfC, but you do still appear to be pile on voting. Honestly, I'm not sold, but I'll leave it up to someone else whether they want to grant you a trial or not. Hey man im josh (talk) 18:56, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you for your feedback. I understand your points, I've made lots of contributions recently, and I hope I will be granted a trial to demonstrate my willingness to contribute positively. Best, Waqar💬 07:49, 25 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Applying for a trial period to show my ability as well as to reduce the backlog. Twinkle1990 (talk) 15:27, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Not done, taking into account the simultaneously-filed autopatrol request (Special:Diff/1236045148#User:Twinkle1990), which raises concerns of excessive permissions requests, coupled with significant English errors and temperament issues. signed, Rosguill talk 16:03, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Rosguill please go per this diff. Denying admins are in massive trouble. Twinkle1990 (talk) 16:16, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I think you have misappraised this situation. signed, Rosguill talk 16:32, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    How come it is Misappraisal while you cited a diff and in reply I gave you another diff? Confused?? Twinkle1990 (talk) 16:36, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    No hard feeling. I won't apply again before 2006. I would hope the NPP backlogs to be fastened. Twinkle1990 (talk) 15:22, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I would like to review some pages—particularly within Wikiprojects SCOTUS and Law. Also, I sometimes help autopatrolled users move drafts to mainspace over existing redirects via WP:RM/TR, and would like to be able to mark those as reviewed. (E.g., this one is yet to be reviewed.) SilverLocust 💬 21:18, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Done for a two-month trial. Please re-apply roughly a week before the perm is set to expire. Hey man im josh (talk) 21:30, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Page mover


    I have been editing for over 7 years and I plan on using this permission in order to help with discussions on WP:RM and deal with cross-redirects for articles that should have more disambiguated titles. KingSkyLord (talk | contribs) 12:46, 2 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I am requesting page mover rights to help close discussions at WP:RM, if a consensus is clear. – The Sharpest Lives (💬✏️ℹ️) (ping me!) 03:39, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Not done No experience in this area. You don't need page mover rights to close requested move discussions, you can either limit yourself to cases where there isn't a conflict, or request a move at WP:RMTR after closing. * Pppery * it has begun... 00:55, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I am a registered user with more than 6 months of experience and more than 3000 edits, I moved a lot of pages and have created the Requested move for the page Danilo Guades. (I also don't have blocks). 🍗TheNuggeteer🍗 09:46, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Not done Zero edits to WP:RMTR = no demonstrated need for the right. You've moved a bunch of pages with no conflict, and you can keep doing that without this permission. * Pppery * it has begun... 00:57, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    Pending changes reviewer

    Hey there! I'm ThatOneWolf, and, I know I've been here twice before, but those times I admit I didn't really get the whole idea of experience and stuff. Plus, my last request was months ago. I took a little break recently when I just was checking my talk page and watchlist, but now I've come back to editing.

    Anyway, the reason I'm requesting Reviewer rights now is because I feel like I could help in that area, with most of my edits being vandalism reversions. I also feel I suitably warn editors when I think they are intending to vandalize, or just let them know if it seems they could be trying to help. I've read all the policies listed in Wikipedia:Reviewing pending changes, and am very familiar with the copyright laws. This is why I feel I would be more fit now to receive this right. Thanks for reading! -- ThatOneWolf (ChatEdits 12:18, 18 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I watch recent changes often for vandalism and problematic edits, and understand the difference between the two when reverting them. I've also reviewed the guidelines on reviewing pending changes. I hope this right can help me more effectively perform anti-vandal work. ADifferentMan (talk) 07:34, 20 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hello, I am requesting pending changes review rights to improve my anti-vandalism work here on Wikipedia. I frequently revert instances of vandalism and am willing to assist with pending changes revisions. Thank you. doclys (❀) 14:28, 21 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Done Elli (talk | contribs) 13:55, 23 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hey, I think I could review pending changes every now and then while I'm doing antivandalism patrolling. I've not been as active recently as I wish I was, but I think I can help in some little ways. The Night Watch (talk) 10:39, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Done of course :) Elli (talk | contribs) 13:42, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    Rollback

    I regularly monitor the "recent change" feed now for about 2 months now, I actively warn users when I revert their edits thanks to twinkle and ultraviolet and actively report the clear vandals and spam accounts. I want to access the rollback rights to make reverting easier as I have slow internet. Warm Regards, Miminity (talk) (contribs) 11:15, 21 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I see that you are failing to consistently warn editors when you revert their edits. Why? It's important to leave a notification for every revert you make. Are you aware that we have tools such as Twinkle or Ultraviolet that make this extremely easy? -Fastily 08:57, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I actively warn users who vandalize/disrupt the pages using Twinkle as well as report them to ARV either after final warning or when an account is clearly for vandalism only, but sometimes I assume good faith just leave a note on their talk page. Warm Regards, Miminity (talk) (contribs) 12:21, 22 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Ah yes you are correct, my apologies I'm not sure how I missed that.  Done -Fastily 00:38, 25 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Very active in counter vandalism (very likely have over 1000 reverts at this point), have rollback on simple, do X wiki counter-vandalism as well. Think rollback would be helpful. Read and understood WP:Rollback and meet the guidelines above. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 17:14, 24 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

     Not done Given that your block for disruptive editing & edit warring expired just a month ago. I'd like to see you establish a track record of constructive contributions for at least several months before assigning you advanced permissions. -Fastily 00:38, 25 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Template editor

    I have been contributing to Wikipedia for 14 years where I have made numerous edits to templates. When I've wanted to contribute to templates that were protected I have made edit requests which have been successful. I would love to be able to make these edits without the need to provide an edit request. I understand this would be a privilege which I would not abuse. As an editor I have never engaged in edit wars, vandalised any pages or been blocked (except for when I was contributing from a proxy IP which was not due to any actions by me). I believe I fulfil all bar one of the Standard Guidelines for a template editor, the only exception being number 5 as I have not contributed to a template sandbox. I am hoping that this does not affect my request and that my history on here and my willingness to help make my application successful.

    A current project I am working on: Several flag templates have been recently moved in line with the proper naming convention of templates, however these have not all been updated within other templates creating a template redirect; I would like to contribute by updating templates used on templates to avoid that redirect. Thank you. 6ii9 (talk) 10:37, 25 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @6ii9 I'm inclined to grant based on your long tenure. Couple quick questions: do you understand your technical limits and won't make changes you don't fully understand on high-use pages? (e.g. changing LUA modules you haven't thoroughly tested). When would be times that you would need to use the sandboxes in the future (or why won't there be a time)? — xaosflux Talk 14:34, 25 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Secondary question - do you think you'll need this permission after you're done with the flag system update? Primefac (talk) 14:46, 25 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Primefac: Thank you for your response. I do understand my technical limits and only make changes to templates when I am sure my edit(s) will not break anything. I am familiar with using sandboxes for templates, I usually use my user sandboxes for template designs and tests to ensure what I am doing will work once implemented into real templates. Should I have a very technical edit, I will use a sandbox first before editing a template. Finally, I usually seek out these sort of scenarios, so for now it is the flag system stuff, previously it was updating country data templates to ensure they were up to date and I may find another interest afterwards. I therefore believe I will need this permission beyond the flag updates, but will understand if the permission is revoked should I not make a meaningful template edit for a long period of time. 6ii9 (talk) 15:04, 25 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]