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Requests for adminshipEdit

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Krishna Chaitanya VelagaEdit


Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · SULinfo)

Scheduled to end: 04:17, (UTC)

Temporary adminship only I've been the Lead coordinator of Commons:Wiki Loves Uniformed services (India) and also part of the core organizing team of WLM in India this year. I've also organized a photowalk titled WLM India 2017 Vijayawada Photo-walk. As always these campaigns require a lot of clean-up work and many of the images are to deleted due to their context (selfies, personal photographs), duplicate images (with very small variation, like this and this), and media with no copyright information. For the past few weeks, I've nominating all these files to deletion regularly, for reference: Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Uploaded via Campaign:WLUSIndia. So this is a bit tedious and hectic task for the nominator and as well as the deleting admin. And with WLM closing in, there is a lot more to clean-up. One more issue, with regular nomination is that, they are only deleted after 7 days, which will affect the other uploads because uploaders might take these as examples. So for quick action, I request temporary access to admin tools for a period not more 7–15 days. I'm well aware of the Commons policies and guidelines, I've been a License reviewer, patroller, file mover and Upwiz Editor.

One more declaration, I assure that I'll my admin tools only to the three above mentioned projects; WLUS, WLM, and Vijayawada Photo-walk. --Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk · mail) 07:01, 30 September 2017 (UTC)


  • You can not have an RFA for temp access. Procedural   Oppose -- (talk) 08:15, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - apart from the fact that this user lacks experience at this project, their intention seems to be to circumvent our established processes, for which there is no room of course - Jcb (talk) 08:57, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  •   Oppose. But I want to emphasize that I appreciate the WLM work you're doing. I hope you decide to contribute regularly, and with a bit more experience you could be a proper admin if you want. Guanaco (talk) 09:05, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - We want editors who A) want to be an admin essentially for life and B) an admin who wants to help in various ways here - If you need an admin task done then ask an admin, Oppose. –Davey2010Talk 14:35, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I am not an admin, but I would think it would take more then 7–15 days to learn to use the tools properly. Sixflashphoto (talk) 19:05, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  •   Oppose There's little, if any, merit to skipping the normal process for deletion. I have my concerns about how an admin who plans on making up their own process can remain accountable to the community if they're given carte blanche to delete without being bound to established policy. Jon Kolbert (talk) 23:27, 30 September 2017 (UTC)


  • You seem to be implying using a modified process other than "regular nomination" - would you be able to elaborate on what this will look like and what your criteria will be? Thank you. Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:21, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
@Jon Kolbert: Yes, this'll be different from regular nomination. Because as explained above, it is a time taking process and tedious. Access to admin tools will help me to cleanup these images myself, only in those categories. --Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk · mail) 06:59, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm wonder why File:Kondalapalli killa 105.jpg is not in scope, and I'm wonder if you plan to use the tools to speedy delete yourself such images. Christian Ferrer (talk) 07:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
    I see a lot more than just that photo. There are many listed, and most appear to be of some value. I for one welcome these mass uploads. I think it would be better to teach these users to use {{rename}} and to categorize, rather than discouraging them by mass-deleting their uploads. Guanaco (talk) 07:50, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Requests for license reviewer rightsEdit


  •   Support --Yann (talk) 13:28, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Good luck. Wikicology (talk) 22:06, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  •   Support   — Jeff G. ツ 06:21, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

Requests for permission to run a botEdit

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Oudabot (talk · contribs)Edit

Operator: Mohamed Ouda (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: Sending messsages to talk pages of users who will contribute in Wiki Loves Africa Contest Automatic or manually assisted: automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 10

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): yes (I already have the bot flag on Arabic Wikipedia)

Programming language(s): python Mohamed Ouda (talk) 17:03, 6 September 2017 (UTC)


Mass posting should remain the responsibility of the poster, so an operator would still need to sign and may as well run the script directly. Is there a reason why the existing MassMessage would not be used? -- (talk) 07:29, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

OK , Please can I have access to use MassMessage --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 08:44, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

The MassMessage interface is available for admins only, but your can prepare your message and ask any admin to send it. Please see e.g. Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments/Documentation/Send a mass message for short instructions. --Krd 06:59, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
@Mohamed Ouda: Does this resolve your issue? --Krd 07:00, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Requests for commentEdit