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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.

Removal of permissions

Az1568 (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfps · rights [change]) (Removal of adminstrator)

Does not meet the administrator expectation (Administrators are expected to be active (see sysop activity on Wikibooks). There are no hard and fast definitions on what it means to be "active" but the general expectation for nomination of desysopship is the lack of activity for a year. Administrators who are not using privileges, those privileges provided by the community due to the user's knowledge and activity, do not need to continue having them. Administrators do not have a "lifetime membership" and are expected to continually use their tools for the good of the community.) Last edit on 3 January 2023 and last logged action on 21 January 2023. --Ameisenigel (discusscontribs) 10:51, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disagree I don't support this policy. Unless there is a security concern or the user requests it.--Xania     talk 05:49, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mrjulesd (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfps · rights [change]) (Removal of adminstrator)

Does not meet the administrator expectation (Administrators are expected to be active (see sysop activity on Wikibooks). There are no hard and fast definitions on what it means to be "active" but the general expectation for nomination of desysopship is the lack of activity for a year. Administrators who are not using privileges, those privileges provided by the community due to the user's knowledge and activity, do not need to continue having them. Administrators do not have a "lifetime membership" and are expected to continually use their tools for the good of the community.) Last edit on 6 June 2022 and last logged action on 5 June 2022. --Ameisenigel (discusscontribs) 10:51, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests for permissions

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[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[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[reply]

refcanimm (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (wikibooks administrator)

  The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

Adamvialsmoore (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (wikibooks reviewer)

  The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

Lionel Cristiano (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (wikibooks reviewer)

Hello, my changes are being reviewed very late. If I become a reviewer, I can help reduce pending changes and rollback vandalism changes. Lionel Cristiano (discusscontribs) 13:03, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not sure—I don't believe we tend to manually grant this right often, especially with very new users like yourself. Moreover, people will still see your changes since the default setting is to show the latest unreviewed draft. What do other people think? —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 23:38, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This right was not granted to me automatically, so I requested it manually. Lionel Cristiano (discusscontribs) 02:23, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I believe you have not yet met all the autopromotion criteria. Specifically, the criterion that "8 edits are spaced 2 or more days apart from each other (which takes at least 14 days, if you edit every 2 days)." Your first edit was only 11 days ago, and it takes at least 14 days to satisfy that criterion. You should be autopromoted soon—if that doesn't happen, ping again! Cheers —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 03:14, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Understood thanks. Lionel Cristiano (discusscontribs) 04:08, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]