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Expiration of GWT group memberships[edit]

In follow up to a note on the Village Pump, as GWT access is only granted by requests here, it is worth highlighting here that the following accounts are members of the gwtoolset group and have not made an upload to Wikimedia Commons for over a year, and in some cases for more than two years.

User Last upload
InfocollectieAM 20140808
Dan-nl 20150112
ACrockford 20150413
Neuchâtel Herbarium 20150616
Baugeschichtliches Archiv 20150630
DimitraCharalampidou 20150914
LizzyJongma 20150925
Rromir 20151104
Jan Ainali 20151215
Pietromarialiuzzo 20160204
Mmason23 20160405
Kelson 20161020
Fred ande 20161216
Eloquence 20170101
Ebastia1 20170302
Prolineserver 20170402
TeklaLilith 20170413

When we established the GWT group, there was an expectation that the right might expire if not used for a year, but this was never formalised in policy. I am considering putting a simple proposal that membership of this group will expire if any account makes no upload for more than 12 months. Even if the GWT is not itself used, the fact that an account is actively making uploads is a good indicator that they remain interested in upload projects and may have good reason to use the tool. As can be seen in the current list, some of the accounts are effectively retired or were only used for test purposes, so there is no good reason to have significant rights hanging around on unused accounts.

As with other expiring rights, it would be a good idea if users were notified in plenty of time before access is removed, and they can request an extension if they have realistic plans to make use of the tool.

I am not planning on making a proposal immediately, perhaps in a few days, and welcome feedback and ideas on what the proposal should contain, especially from 'crats or fellow GWT users. Thanks :-) -- (talk) 09:20, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Affected users should be notified on their talk page with instructions on how to re-apply for their rights. Maybe consider warning them before actually taking their rights. Otherwise I'm ok with this. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 11:32, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
I support the idea. The toolset can be requested back at any time, so this should not be any big deal. --Krd 11:49, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
+1 --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:15, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Good proposal Fae! Natuur12 (talk) 21:30, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Good proposal, I'm all in favor of staying current. Ellin Beltz (talk) 00:16, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Request for Translation admin rights[edit]

Hello Wikimedia Commons Admins,

I'm in need of Translation Admin rights in order to work on this page: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2018_in_Cameroon to translate it to English as the original version is in French. This will enable users or Wikimedians in the community to have the text in both languages in order to better understand how to take part in the competition. Thanks --Alangi Derick (talk) 13:22, 12 June 2018 (UTC)