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Ugh, I hate having to ask for things like new user rights or edit requests. It makes me feel like a toddler asking permission from mum for more time with the telly. Well, here I am.

Elliot321 and Trialpears both pointed out to me recently that I would qualify for this user right. I keep finding myself having a need to modify template-protected pages (See: here, here, here, and here).

If you would like to see a recent edit request of mine that has been denied, then you can refer to this one. Though, I may just have figured out a way to do what I was trying to do there (discussion).

I thought the last user right that I really would need would've been WP:NPP (no more hats needed; thx!). However, I finally decided to swallow my pride when I stumbled on Template:WikiProject Articles for creation/class where I decided I need to just give in and request TPE. –MJLTalk 22:48, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

  1.  Y (guideline: >1 year, applicant: 4.5)
  2.  Y (guideline: >1000 edits, applicant: ~30k)
  3.  Y (guideline: >150 template edits, applicant: ~1800)
  4.  Y (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: NA)
  5.  Y (guideline: 3 sandboxes, applicant: >6)
  6.  ?? (guideline: 5 requests, applicant: ~6, but just as many declined)
Primefac (talk) 00:00, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
That's about right. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯MJLTalk 19:51, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm inclined to do a probationary grant (4 months) , which yes will mean MJL will have to come back and ask for for permission again - but will let them get to work now, while being mindful of ensuring that their edits to protected pages reflect a consensus - most non-trivial edits to high risk pages should involved sandboxing, testing, announcing, then implementing. Sometimes noone will respond to the announcement, and that is fine. Will leave open for a day in case there are any good reasons to not more forwward here. — xaosflux Talk 20:19, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
    @Xaosflux: That's fine with me. If I don't need this particular right after the trial period, then I won't have to come back here.
    Just don't hold this edit request against me![FBDB]
    In all seriousness, will it be obvious that I am editing a template-protected page with the template editor user right? –MJLTalk 20:33, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
    @MJL: we have CSS background styling and the protection log at the top of the page on them. — xaosflux Talk 22:06, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
  Done temporarily. Primefac (talk) 22:45, 24 February 2021 (UTC)