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Bureaucrats can change an account's user level. Their first and foremost task is making people into sysops (when [[WT:A|approved]]), but since the change in April 2006, they also set (and, when necessary, revoke) [[WT:BOT|bot flags]]. Bureaucrats can also [[Wiktionary:Changing username|change an account's name]]. However, they '''cannot''' remove administrator status from accounts - [[m:steward|stewards]] have to do that. Nor do they have access to the [[WT:C|CheckUser]] tool.
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Bureaucrats can change an account's user level. Their first and foremost task is making people into sysops (when [[WT:A|approved]]), but since the change in April 2006, they also set (and, when necessary, revoke) [[WT:BOT|bot flags]]. Bureaucrats can also [[Wiktionary:Changing username|change an account's name]]. However, they '''cannot''' remove bureaucrat status from accounts - [[m:steward|stewards]] have to do that. Nor do they have access to the [[WT:C|CheckUser]] tool.
   
 
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==See also==

Revision as of 22:42, 28 December 2009

Bureaucrats can change an account's user level. Their first and foremost task is making people into sysops (when approved), but since the change in April 2006, they also set (and, when necessary, revoke) bot flags. Bureaucrats can also change an account's name. However, they cannot remove bureaucrat status from accounts - stewards have to do that. Nor do they have access to the CheckUser tool.

See also

List of bureaucrats

User Appointed
Eclecticology March 17, 2003
Paul G August 2, 2005
Dvortygirl July 20, 2006
Hippietrail July 20, 2006
SemperBlotto September 21, 2007
EncycloPetey July 12, 2009

/Past nominations

User:Hippietrail

  • For
  • Against
    • We don't need more bureaucrats, 24 02:18, 30 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comments We do need them now. Appointed 2006-07-20 — Paul G 19:56, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Dvortygirl

Since Eclecticology has been absent for months now (with a brief interlude), and Paul has been less active for the past weeks, I'd like to nominate a third bureaucrat, and I think Dvortygirl is an excellent candidate for this position (most of you will know why). I have also asked Hippietrail whether he'd be interested, but given his past successful nomination, it might not be necessary to repeat that vote. Anyway I think both these people are the most likely candidates to do the job. — Vildricianus 10:58, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Accept, and thank you all for your confidence in me. I would add one caveat. While I intend to remain active in the community here, I presently have personal matters at home that may draw me away at any time. I do usually leave my IRC client open and check my messages regularly, but I may not do so much editing here over the next few months and may include some interruptions. —Dvortygirl 16:37, 14 July 2006 (UTC)


Support
  1. As nominator, of course. — Vildricianus 10:58, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
  2. GerardM 11:01, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
  3. And she's also often here on irc, which is really important for a bureaucrat in my opinion. Kipmaster 11:05, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
  4. \Mike 11:06, 14 July 2006 (UTC) Indeed.
  5. Strongest support ever in the history of strongest supports ever. The Queen of Wiktionary not a bureaucrat? What a ludicrous notion. —Celestianpower háblame 11:50, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
  6. Jolly good! SemperBlotto 16:45, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
  7. Yes please! Widsith 16:57, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
  8. The real question is: Why did no one think of this before? --Wytukaze 17:03, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
  9. job. :-) Rod (A. Smith) 04:16, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  10. --Connel MacKenzie 07:23, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  11. Jon Harald Søby 09:43, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  12. --Dijan 18:46, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  13. --Pill δ 21:16, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  14. --Red Baron 21:48, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  15. Yes. Andrew massyn 22:00, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  16. Definitely. Jonathan Webley 21:12, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
  17. This is late, but I am ashamed to have missed voting for her, so I shall now long after she was elected. - TheDaveRoss 17:44, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
  18. Hmm, I seem to have overlooked it as well. —Stephen 21:35, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
Oppose
Comments
Appointed by Paul on July 20, 2006.

Vildricianus

As one of the most clear-headed contributors, Vild seems to be an obvious nomination. His timezone is complementary to the existing Bureaucrats. His language skills are very good. His technical grasp of the functions of the various Wikimedia software functions is excellent. I'm honored to nominate him as a Wiktionary bureaucrat. --Connel MacKenzie 18:59, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Accept - although surprised. — Vildricianus 20:18, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
Support
  1. (Nominator) --Connel MacKenzie 20:06, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  2. Jon Harald Søby 20:10, 20 July 2006 (UTC) Duh!
  3. Support - contingent on nominee accepting the nomination. - Amgine/talk 20:12, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  4. --Thogo (talk) 20:16, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  5. Celestianpower háblame 20:20, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Dijan 20:21, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  7. Yes. Diplomatic skills a plus. —This unsigned comment was added by Andrew massyn (talkcontribs).
  8. Do we need more than 4? If so, I agree that Vild is the perfect choice. Widsith 16:01, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
    If we didn't, I wouldn't have accepted. Ten hands can do more than eight, certainly if four or six of them are suddenly absent or less active for a while. With two backup pairs, they can take a more relaxed break without having to worry about backlogs or waiting users. — Vildricianus 22:30, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
  9. ok, if he continues to be as addicted active as he is for now (he's also on irc, which is a plus). Kipmaster 18:04, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
  10. —Stephen 18:55, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
  11. Jonathan Webley 14:09, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
  12. Certainly. \Mike 12:12, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
  13. What a good idea! bd2412 T 16:15, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  14. Jonathan Webley 14:58, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Oppose
Comments

Appointed by Dvortygirl 04:23, 22 August 2006 (UTC). Welcome aboard.

Requests for bureaucrat rights

If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself) to be a bureaucrat, please do so here.

User:SemperBlotto for bureaucrat

  • Nomination: I hereby nominate User:SemperBlotto as a local English Wiktionary Bureaucrat. To the extent that "bureaucrat" is a title of respect, few contributors are so clearly deserving. My selfish intention in this nomination, however, is simply to have a bureaucrat that's always available. DAVilla 12:43, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 17 September 2007 23:59 UTC
  • Vote started: 17 August
  • Acceptance:
    • OK. This time I have read the small print, both here and on Meta, and have no objections. I cannot guarantee to be "always available" but I do logon several times on most days. SemperBlotto 13:28, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Support

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Robert Ullmann 13:36, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support DAVilla 13:41, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Versageek 13:47, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support Jeffqyzt 13:49, 17 August 2007 (UTC) ...BTW, didn't User:Vildricianus resign as 'crat? Should there be resigned/inactive sections of that page (as per w:Wikipedia:Bureaucrats)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support —Stephen 14:00, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes please. Widsith 14:28, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Thryduulf 14:54, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Rod (A. Smith) 16:43, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg SupportRuakhTALK 16:47, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support Connel MacKenzie 16:48, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support \Mike 17:33, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
  12. Symbol support vote.svg Support Tohru 01:55, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support ArielGlenn 03:47, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support EncycloPetey 00:33, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
  15. Symbol support vote.svg Support. bd2412 T 02:11, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  16. Symbol support vote.svg SupportSaltmarsh 06:01, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  17. Symbol support vote.svg Support Williamsayers79 17:22, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  18. Symbol support vote.svg Support As per nom. Neskaya talk 21:15, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  19. Symbol support vote.svg Support Medellia 15:47, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  20. Symbol support vote.svg Support Dmcdevit·t 07:07, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
  21. Symbol support vote.svg Support H. (talk) 14:28, 28 August 2007 (UTC) definitely.
  22. Symbol support vote.svg Support Cynewulf 22:55, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
  23. Symbol support vote.svg Support I like this person and see potential. Thecurran 06:06, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Oppose

Abstain

Decision

  • Does this vote need +25 or is this enough? DAVilla 19:29, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
    Judging by the other votes at Wiktionary:Bureaucrats, this is plenty. We just need to wait for one of the existing bureaucrats to notice this and take care of it. :-) —RuakhTALK 19:36, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
    Do bureaucrats have the ability to appoint other bureaucrats? DAVilla 19:57, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
    Yes. At least, they certainly used to be able to, and the documentation still says that they can. —RuakhTALK 22:44, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
    The only time "minimum 25" comes into play, is when meta: rules override local policy - such as for CheckUser votes. --Connel MacKenzie 19:37, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Stating the obvious here. Passes 23-0-0. DAVilla 19:57, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Appointed --Dvortygirl 04:43, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

User:EncycloPetey for bureaucrat

  • Nomination: I hereby nominate User:EncycloPetey as a local English Wiktionary Bureaucrat. If this individual needs any sort of introduction to you then you've stumbled onto the wrong page. DAVilla 17:42, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Vote starts: 00:00 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 24:00 10 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Acceptance: I humbly accept this burden. --EncycloPetey 17:45, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Support

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Neskaya kanetsv 21:21, 10 June 2009 (UTC) Wait, you mean he isn't already?  :) --Neskaya kanetsv 21:21, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support.msh210 23:01, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Equinox 23:03, 10 June 2009 (UTC) Why not, eh? Equinox 23:03, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support Bequw¢τ 23:30, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel. 00:59, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support I would be hard pressed to think of anyone else more deserving of such a pain in the ass (except SB, of course, who has already been burdened with it).  :-) -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 01:40, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Caladon 07:11, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support and not as a early vote neither. DAVilla 13:42, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support Ƿidsiþ 14:14, 11 June 2009 (UTC) Sure thing.
  10. Symbol support vote.svg SupportRuakhTALK 15:22, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
    BTW, are we in specific need of a new bureaucrat, or is this is a might-as-well thing? (Not that that affects my vote either way.) —RuakhTALK 15:22, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
    Most of our crats are currently sporadic or practically inactive. My informal understanding has been that we should have at least two regularly available crats, and we currently have only Semper and Hippietrail. I accepted on those grounds, although I couldn't find any specific statement about how many are supposed to be around. The crat is needed to grant admin rights, handle bot flags, and deal with user renaming requests, but neither Meta nor Wikipedia seem to have any additional guidelines or recommendations beyond the process for approval of a new crat. --EncycloPetey 15:38, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support —Stephen 19:04, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  12. Symbol support vote.svg SupportRod (A. Smith) 21:34, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support SemperBlotto 21:38, 11 June 2009 (UTC) It's not normally much of a burden, but I do intend to go on holiday one day
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support Matthias Buchmeier 06:21, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  15. Symbol support vote.svg Support Ivan Štambuk 15:06, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  16. Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Duncan 16:55, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  17. Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Panda10 10:11, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
  18. Symbol support vote.svg Support Dan Polansky 06:00, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
    1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Jackofclubs 16:31, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  19. Symbol support vote.svg Support Diuturno 17:16, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  20. Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- WikiPedant 03:08, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  21. Symbol support vote.svg Support Definitely, a great contributor with plenty of history. A lot more than me anyway, that's for sure ;) 50 Xylophone Players talk 20:13, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
  22. Symbol support vote.svg Support Logomaniac 22:01, 30 June 2009 (UTC) I echo Neskaya's comment above - definitely yes!! :) Logomaniac 22:01, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
    Tho, just out of curiosity, won't it be kind of strange having a Wiktionary 'crat with a username homophonous with the word encyclopedia?!? Sort of traitorous, wouldn't one think - no offense, though, all in good fun, and it shouldn't affect anyone's votes . . . . . . . Logomaniac 19:38, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
  23. Symbol support vote.svg Support Robert Ullmann 15:43, 4 July 2009 (UTC) sure we could use another 'crat.
  24. Symbol support vote.svg Support DCDuring TALK 23:34, 8 July 2009 (UTC) Almost missed this.
    1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Rising Sun 11:31, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
    2. Symbol support vote.svg Strong support, one of the most experienced users on the whole site. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:55, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
    • Two votes were made after the 07/10/09, and one vote from a permanently banned user. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:00, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Knepflerle 02:40, 5 July 2009 (UTC) - had an unpleasant interaction with this user as a new editor, and I gather this was not an isolated incident. Unsuited to dealing with requests from inexperienced users.

Abstain

Decision

  • Motion passes 24-1 (excluding one permanently banned user, and two votes after the official close (me and User:Rising Sun)). Mglovesfun (talk) 11:58, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
    • This has been effected.​—msh210 22:44, 19 July 2009 (UTC)