Wikibooks:Requests for permissions

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Benrattray (create/edit a page blocked by auto)

Hi, can we please have permission to create and edit the following page? Exercise_as_it_relates_to_Disease/Effects_of_a_swim_program_for_children_with_Autism I vaguely recall having problems in my class with titles that include the word autism.... thx --Benrattray (discusscontribs) 05:02, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Benrattray: you don't need a permission to make pages. However, an admin may be able make blacklisted pages for you. These pages may then be edited by anyone.Xania, can you create it? L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 17:47, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
obviously, but that is what the error message says with this type of error. And why would this title be blacklisted, its about health.
Please can the following page also be created (because its blacklisted) - Exercise as it relates to Disease/The effects of physical activity on the social behaviour of children with Autism
It seems to be an issue around blacklisting and the word autism. Whatever the reason for that, I don't think these pages are the cause for concern the blacklisting. Thanks. Benrattray (discusscontribs) 22:07, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Benrattray: I checked the abuse log and couldn't find a log of you triggering the edit filter. Could you explain what kind of warning you got? I'm not an admin here but I can try and help out to the best of what I can. SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 10:30, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SHB2000: I tried it myself. It was a local or global blacklisted page title. It's not an edit filter. L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 11:20, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah yes – didn't occur to me that the page would be on the title blacklist. The word "autism" is on the global blacklist which is probably why Benrattray wouldn't have been able to create that page. SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 11:24, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ok thanks. I will find another way to get these student projects completed. Benrattray (discusscontribs) 23:35, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WhatamIdoing (autoreviewer)

I want whichever user right is necessary to stop Special:PendingChanges from undoing the edit that I just made whenever I make a second or third one before someone marks the first one as being reviewed. You can see more information about me at Special:CentralAuth/WhatamIdoing. WhatamIdoing (discusscontribs) 03:04, 16 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PendingChanges doesn't "undo" your edits, so whatever behaviour you are seeing, it isn't caused by this. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 08:03, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@WhatamIdoing: (apols for very late response) That's reviewer. I believe you'll automatically get them once you meet the requirements listed on Wikibooks:Reviewers. SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 10:32, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

QueerEcofeminist (Reviewer)

I am writing a book here, though I have reached the automatic promotion criteria, my user rights could not be upgraded to the reviewer. I have global rollback, but still not able to write on few things as abusefilters stop me from saving the page itself. having these rights will allow me to finish my work thanks. QueerEcofeminist (discusscontribs) 11:46, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

{{Done}} autopromoted. thanks QueerEcofeminist (discusscontribs) 07:09, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Xeverything11 (uploader)

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Kittycataclysm (temporary adminship)

Hello! Per @Leaderboard's suggestion, I am requesting temporary adminship to help combat LTA (especially GRP) on wikibooks. The duration of the temporary adminship is hard to specify, but generally it would be for while we are experiencing high volumes of LTA. My main goals are to be able to protect/semi-protect pages where LTA is happening and to block IPs that appear to be engaging in LTA. Thanks! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 16:06, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another goal of mine that would require temp adminship is to delete pages for which it is unambiguously necessary, such as pages that consist solely of vandalism or blank pages. —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 16:33, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support. I trust the user. L10nM4st3r / ROAR at me! 18:43, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I also support the request; we're rather short on active admins here. We can start off with a 3 month temporary adminship for the purposes of anti-vandalism and see how that goes - if you find the rights helpful, we can make it indefinite. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 19:44, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I support this too - as someone actively trying to remove his vandalism from multiple WMF projects, we could really use extra admin help. Thank you - Antandrus (discusscontribs) 23:38, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support this project is definitely needs more admins. I've gone hours waiting for an admin, only for various LTAs to be disinterested in that specific page (I'm not just referring to GRP here). I'd maybe expect a little more x-wiki experience, but I'm still happy granting temp-admin privileges. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 10:53, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@MarcGarver Would you be the person to reach out to for next steps on this? I think you're the only bureaucrat on Wikibooks. Thanks! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 18:11, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
MarcGarver has unfortunately not been active since Dec 15 on any WMF project (per the GUC tool). Should a request be made on m:SRP (as an exception to the norm)? SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 02:51, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No need to hurry anything. Be patient.--Xania Flag of Estonia.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg talk 03:05, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oops, I apologize @Xania! I had assumed this was urgent based on other users' commentary, and I wanted to clarify the path forward, but I am more than happy to wait if other people are taking care of the existing issues :) —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 15:28, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We don't have temporary admins, and we have no process other than a "removal" RFP to remove the "temporary" admin. You need a policy change FIRST because otherwise a Steward will not remove the admin flag and only Stewards can remove it, not WB bureaucrats. I suggest you propose the policy change for approval first. The support so far is insufficient for a permanent admin which is all we can currently do. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 09:37, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay clearly having a brain fade. Yes we do have temporary admins now - I recall the policy changing some time ago. However, I would like to see more than four supports before actioning. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 12:18, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Xeverything11 (temporary adminship)

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SHB2000 (adminship)

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Xeverything11 (uploader)

Sorry it’s too late, I would like to upload Chrome screenshots to Wikibooks. I am pinging @Leaderboard. Xeverything11 (discusscontribs) 11:42, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Xeverything11: Done for a week (again, as you did not upload anything the first time). As before, make another request here and ping me if you need it for longer. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 11:51, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]