What is a transwiki importer?
A transwiki importer is a user with transwiki import rights, generally speaking.
On Wikimedia wikis, there are two kinds of importers:
- transwiki importers can perform only transwiki import (
- importers can perform both transwiki and upload import (
These flags are enabled on all wikis, but can be assigned only by stewards after a request on meta:Steward requests/Permissions (especially the import flag which includes the
importupload right which is particularly dangerous) and only on a temporary basis for a specific task, unless the project has a local process and policy to assign permanent import rights.
List of transwiki importers
Currently all of Wikispecies' administrators have transwiki importer rights, but 0 other Wikispecies users do. A current list of non-admin transwiki importers can be found at Special:ListUsers/transwiki. (No users, including the administrators, have importer rights.)
- Besides transwiki importers, the "
import" userright is assigned by default to administrators on all Mediawiki projects (except closed wikis).
- Although transwiki import may require requesting wiki configuration changes to enable import from the wiki you're interested in (import source).