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All rights available on Wikibooks are handled here, including autoreview, reviewer, importer, uploader, administrator (and interface administrator), bureaucrat, CheckUser, pseudo-bot, and bot flags. A nomination must demonstrate how the project will benefit from granting the rights.

Nominations
To nominate a user (including yourself), add their username to the appropriate section below. Please explain why you feel the nominated user would be a good choice. All registered Wikibookians may comment, and provide arguments in support or opposition. For the bot flag, technical information about the bot may be requested. See the specific requirements for each type of access on their respective pages. Please do not nominate other users unless they have already agreed to be nominated.
Outcome
Consensus does not need to be demonstrated —though discussion is welcome— in granting autoreview, reviewer, importer, and uploader flags. Administrators may use their best judgement in granting those. Interface admin was historically part of the administrator tool set and is granted on request to administrators. All other tools require community consensus and can only be granted by bureaucrats. Access to CheckUser is governed by CheckUser policy. After about one week, if there is consensus to grant access, then a bureaucrat will make it so and record the fact here. If not, a bureaucrat may refuse to grant the rights and the request will remain until a consensus is reached. The importupload permission requires a 5-day discussion before the right can be granted.

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AWB usage

Hi, I had AWB enabled under my old username. I've changed username from "Rubbish computer" to "Alextejthompson". I had AutoWikiBrowser permissions enabled on my old account, but it hasn't carried over to my new one. I am planning on looking to fix common typos. Am I ok to use AWB here for that? Have any rules changed? Alextejthompson (Ping me or leave a message on my talk page) 15:14, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Alextejthompson:, you can update the AWB page with your new username. We tend to be lax on this. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 17:28, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hi Leaderboard, thanks for letting me know. Alextejthompson (Ping me or leave a message on my talk page) 17:30, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Cremastra (AWB)

Cremastra (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (AWB)

I'm requesting to have AWB access on this wiki, so that I can run w:WP:JWB to fix (or try to fix) some citation errors, and probably some typos as well. I have used JWB on English Wikipedia; you can see the edits I've done there at w:Special:Contribs/Cremastra (JWB). I know Leaderboard said above that Wikibooks tends to be lax on this, but since I'm quite new to the project I thought it best to ask. Thank-you, Cremastra (discusscontribs) 21:30, 26 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

@MarcGarver @Leaderboard I'm a bit unfamiliar with this—is this a specific right that needs to be granted? Or does the username just need to be added to Wikibooks:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPageJSON? —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 02:05, 27 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hi @Kittycataclysm: you can just add it to the above page. In fact: we're lax here, so @Cremastra: can directly add it himself, as unlike en.wiki, that page is not sysop-protected. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 05:35, 27 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Which I've done, if that's all right. Cheers, Cremastra (discusscontribs) 12:59, 27 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
For future reference, the major problem with all automation is the flaggedrevisions. If the person using the tool does not have the reviewer right, every minor edit they make will create a new version that needs reviewing manually by someone else. I recommend checking anyone requesting AWB is a Reviewer first. Which means, in this case, @Cremastra: needs to request autoreview on the alternative account, or use their main account. Using the separate account, which is what you seem to be intending to do, is going to create the problem I mentioned MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 07:21, 28 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Autoreview for Cremastra (JWB)

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