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This is the requests and votes page, a centralized place where you can keep track of ongoing user requests, and where you can comment and leave your vote. Any user is welcome to comment on these requests, and any logged in user is welcome to vote.

When requesting rights that do not need the support of the community (e.g. filemover) please go to Commons:Requests for rights!

How and where to apply for additional user rights on Commons[edit]

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Any logged-in user is welcome to vote and to comment on the requests below. Votes from unregistered users are not counted, but comments may still be made. If the nomination is successful, a bureaucrat will grant the relevant rights. However, the closing bureaucrat has discretion in judging community consensus, and the decision will not necessarily be based on the raw numbers. Among other things, the closing bureaucrat may take into account the strength of any arguments presented and the experience and knowledge of the commenting users. For example, the comments and votes of users who have zero or few contributions on Commons may at the bureaucrat's discretion be discounted.

It is preferable if you give reasons both for Symbol support vote.svg Support votes or Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose ones as this will help the closing bureaucrat in their decision. Greater weight is given to argument, with supporting evidence if needed, than to a simple vote.

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Requests for Oversight rights[edit]

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Oversighters/Archive.

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No current requests.

Requests for CheckUser rights[edit]

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No current requests.

Requests for bureaucratship[edit]

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No current requests.

Requests for adminship[edit]

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Administrators/Archive.

  • Please read Commons:Administrators before voting here. Any logged in user may vote although those who have few or no previous edits may not be fully counted.

Majora[edit]

Vote

Majora (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · SULinfo)

Scheduled to end: 16:20, (UTC)

Hi everyone. I've been around Commons for a few years now. In the beginning I primarily tagged copyvios and more recently I've been knocking down the license review queue. When I applied for the LR right, Natuur12, made a joke about how I should just apply here instead and I thought it was about time I took them up on their offer. If approved I fully intend to assist in the admin backlogs as much as I possibly can. I'm pretty well versed in copyright (although I do make mistakes sometimes and I'm fully ok with owning up to them when I do). Let me know if you have any questions about me or what I intend to help Commons with if given the mop. --Majora (talk) 16:20, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Votes[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Trusted, level-headed user. Jon Kolbert (talk) 16:30, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, tends to bite newcomers which is not a behaviour I would like to see in any admin. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 16:41, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
    @Donald Trung: by the Commons standards, a serious “biting newcomers” is no less than a long-term block with the written reason “vandalism” for a user who, at most, tried to remove the deletion template from his/her upload. Shouldn’t be better to hold existing admins to account for rampant blocking misuse? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:33, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Majora would use the tools well. --Eurodyne (talk) 16:42, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good idea, I easily support Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:20, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support After walking through the last 2 months of contributions, able to work with complex multilingual copyright issues and will change their mind given evidence. -- (talk) 17:27, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ankry (talk) 17:31, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Trusted editor. FitIndia 17:50, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:54, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Trusted User. No Concerns. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 18:33, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Jcb (talk) 18:39, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 18:43, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 18:48, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I always wondered why you were not one already. -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 19:50, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -FASTILY 20:37, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wait, you're not already an admin? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 22:18, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Stepro (talk) 00:03, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Ofcourse !Tulsi Bhagat (talk) 04:03, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 04:09, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Oh... Yes! T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 06:49, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support this overdue request from a trustworthy user. Green Giant (talk) 09:43, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Geagea (talk) 10:19, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Would only become a greater asset to the project as an administrator. xplicit 10:46, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Obvious support. Jianhui67 TC 12:15, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Happy to see you here. :) Bestwishes --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 13:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good answers to my questions. Taivo (talk) 08:08, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, trusted user. Marshmallych 13:33, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Natuur12 (talk) 17:16, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:37, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure, why not? — regards, Revi 15:14, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Storkk (talk) 18:40, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, good work. --B dash (talk) 13:34, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Rzuwig 14:16, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:48, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support have fun --Neozoon (talk) 22:53, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support having someone who interacts well with people on other wikis and values the importance of cross-wiki work will be a great benefit to the culture of this project. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:00, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

I ask three questions. Please comment these three deletion requests. Two firsts are scope problems and third is copyright problem. Taivo (talk) 16:14, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

(Sidebar comment; hey, they are all my uploads :-) -- (talk) 16:17, 13 August 2018 (UTC))
✓ Done, Taivo. Sorry about the wait. Took me a little bit to dig through all the information for the last one. --Majora (talk) 00:32, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


Requests for license reviewer rights[edit]

Requests for permission to run a bot[edit]

Before making a bot request, please read the new version of the Commons:Bots page. Read Commons:Bots#Information on bots and make sure you have added the required details to the bot's page. A good example can be found here.

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Bots/Archive.

Any user may comment on the merits of the request to run a bot. Please give reasons, as that makes it easier for the closing bureaucrat. Read Commons:Bots before commenting.

G2Cbot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: Upload featured picture of the day from geograph.org.uk using Geograph2Commons tool.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): One time run

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 1 edit per day

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): Same language which is used in Geograph2Commons.

√Tæ√ 11:31, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

AAlertBot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: Hellknowz (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought:

  • This bot works on English Wikipedia to deliver Article alert report pages to subscribed projects and taskforces. Article alerts is a project that aims to deliver reports to internal topic-based projects about which pages enter and leave certain Wikipedia maintenance workflows, such as, deletion discussions, comment requests, featured content processes, etc.
  • On Commons, the bot reads and parses workflows that may be relevant to report delivery, namely, the deletion processes concerning Commons' media that is used on English Wikipedia.
  • Specific needs: read-only API -- for higher bot limits when reading and parsing categories/templates, relevant discussion pages, and relevant file histories and usages. Possibly occasional own userspace sandbox edit (such as a run problem report and while testing results).

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Daily run

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): N/A

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): C#

—  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK  ▎enWiki 09:57, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

  • We usually don't approve read-only bots. --Krd 12:15, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
    • I would prefer to have the flag so I can have the 50->500 API request limit and no individual rate limits. Especially, since the bot is running individual queries in parallel. I have not investigated the local workflows in detail to give any exact numbers. I'm some ways off from actually implementing this.
    • That said, I don't really need the flag, since the bot won't edit anything that needs flagging besides may be its sandbox, the actual query count is low, and I can run everything as a regular account. In that case, I would like the approval filed just "for the record" so it's clear what the account is for in case anyone asks later why the bot is doing anything at all on Commons. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK  ▎enWiki 13:52, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
      Could you please clarify what you'll do with data? How Commons or other WMF project will benefit from this bot? Could you use Commons dumps instead? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:58, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
      The bot is part of English Wikipedia's Article alerts internal project. In short, the bot delivers organized daily reports about pages that are under discussion for deletion, review, featuring, etc. and any additional information. Here's an example. I also left a brief description on User:AAlertBot as per COM:BOTS. I cannot use dumps, because it needs live data as per the purpose. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK  ▎enWiki 14:14, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
      So bot will add deletion/permission/etc requests from Commons? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:45, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
      The current goal is to list images up for deletion on Commons in the report on English Wikipedia (along with the local already-reported up-for-deletion images). The reason is that these don't get reported as the deletion process is on Commons and not English Wikipedia and so the images occasionally "disappear", usually because they are incompatibly/badly licensed. For this, I need to read the deletion request page, it's dated subpages, possibly deletion categories, every file under deletion, likely part of its immediate history, and likely discussion page history. I haven't fully investigated the exact pages I need to read though and I'm going off what I have to do on En Wiki.
      In the future, I may add other processes as appropriate, though none come to mind immediately that happen on a per-file basis. I doubt I will add something that is only on Commons and not related to English Wikipedia, like licensing issues or something. I don't know what permission request is. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK  ▎enWiki 15:07, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
      If you cache the results of previous queries, this should be easily achievable with 50 results per request. If you disagree please elaborate. --Krd 15:16, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
      I cache things that I can. But I can't cache queries that change between runs: category members, template embedding, discussion page contents. And yeah, it will likely be <50 items per query for most queries. But Commons has a long backlog and stuff like Category:Deletion requests has thousands of pages though. But as I said, I don't need the flag if you decide it's not necessary -- it might take marginally longer to do a run. As long as this request exists for future reference. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK  ▎enWiki 15:57, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Is this bot doing the same thing as phab:T167614? If not, could you clarify the difference? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 13:18, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Likely similar internally. AAB would read and parse more, but only daily. Here's a discussion on this. Those notices don't contain a bunch of information that AAB reports. For one, they never go away and I cannot "close" the entries or report what happened to the file. Here's an an example of AAB report and the sort of info it contains, including keeping closed entries visible for a while. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK  ▎enWiki 14:12, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

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