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This page is for requests to have stewards grant or revoke administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight rights on Wikimedia wikis which do not have a local permissions procedure. Please check the sidebar to the right to see whether your request belongs better elsewhere. Specifically, bot requests, requests for CheckUser information and global rights requests belong on their respective pages.

If you are requesting adminship or bureaucratship, and your wiki has a local bureaucrat, submit your request to that user or to the relevant local request page (index).

Interface translations are done at translatewiki. Please do not request administrator access for that purpose; your request will be declined.

For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the #wikimedia-stewardsconnect IRC channel (web client). In emergencies only, type !steward in the channel to inform stewards that you need help. Otherwise, you can use @steward to gain attention if the channel is quiet.

Other than requests to remove your own access or emergencies, please only make requests here after gaining the on-wiki approval of your local community.

Quick navigation: Administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions | Unexpired temporary access

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Using this page

  1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below:
    ==== User name@xxproject ====
     |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
     |domain    =
     |user name =
    (your remarks) ~~~~
  2. Fill in the values:
    • 'domain': the wiki's URL domain (like "ex.wikipedia" or "meta.wikimedia").
    • 'user name': the name of the user whose rights are to be changed (like "Exampleuser"). In case you're requesting access for multiple bots, leave this field blank and give a list of these bots in your remarks
    • 'discussion': a link to the local vote or discussion about the rights change (for example, "[[ex:Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship#ExampleUser]]").
  3. If anything is missing from your request, a steward will request more information.

Confirmation of identity

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally require users to confirm their identity. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also submit the relevant identification to the Foundation. The request is placed on hold temporarily, until the receipt has been formally confirmed by the office.


COPY THE FOLLOWING CODE to the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== user name@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =

Administrator access

See administrator for information about the position. Requests for removal of access belong in another section. Admins doing cross-wiki work may wish to see IRC/wikimedia-admin for information about joining #wikimedia-admin.

If you are requesting administrator status to translate the wiki interface, this should be done at the instead (see mw:localisation). You can ask questions in the IRC channel or on the mailing list.

If you are requesting adminship to handle one-time vandalism incidents or clearing a deletion backlog, please see Vandalism reports and Steward requests/Speedy deletions.

Currently-active temporary permissions are listed at /Approved temporary; copy granted requests to the appropriate section there, stating the date of removal in the section header and at the bottom of the request. Please invite new sysops to the admin IRC channel.
Requests only need remain listed below for a few days, and may afterward be removed as long as they have been copied to the subpage. Users who archive requests on that page, please check if the request was correctly added to the temporary subpage before removing it from this page.

For permanent sysopship please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary sysopship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.


Request made to facilitate reawakening of an almost dead project - with Tok Pisin not being so well known, an active Wiktionary for the language would be a net positive. BarkingFish 20:10, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Message on local project just left. Need to wait a week. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 22:44, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires: 4-12-2010 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks --dferg ☎ talk 09:43, 4 September 2010 (UTC)


Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 13:35, 5 September 2010 (UTC)


Zea has a bureaucrat, but he is mia. ♠ Troefkaart 14:05, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Hoi, je bent er wel erg snel bij. Nou verwacht ik geen problemen, maar toch wil ik op z'n minst een week wachten. Groet, Erwin 17:12, 6 September 2010 (UTC)


Please Could you expand this for six months again ? It is for the maintenance of malagasy wikipedia (deletion, renaming, protection/unprotection, lock/unlock, unvandalizing, etc. ...). I am the only admin who can do that. Thanks in advance. --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 08:48, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

See bureaucrat for information about the position. In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.

CheckUser access

To request CheckUser information, see Steward requests/Checkuser. This is the place to request CheckUser access. Note that temporary CheckUser access is not permitted and the temporary status is only used by Stewards.

When someone asks for CheckUser status, please check the current policy before giving the status. There is an email template to request identification from the new CU. Do not grant CU access unless the user is identified to the Foundation. Breaching these rules may be cause for removing your steward access. When you give someone CheckUser, please list them on CheckUser, ask them to subscribe to checkuser-l, email so the listadmins know the person is allowed on the mailing list, and make sure they contact an op for access to #wikimedia-privacy and #wikimedia-checkuser.

Ks aka 98@jawiki

Please CheckUser access, discussion of local election on Japanese Wikipedia. Thank you! --Carkuni 11:18, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold Awaiting identification Kylu 17:40, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or email for requests regarding English Wikipedia. This is the place to request Oversight access. Note that temporary Oversight access is not permitted and the temporary status is only used by Stewards.

Do not grant Oversight access unless the user is identified to the foundation, which will be announced on the Identification noticeboard. When you give someone oversight access, list them on Oversight.

Removal of access

If you're requesting the removal of your own status, make sure you're logged in to a global account. If you have multiple flags, specify which you want removed. Stewards may delay your request a short time to ensure you have time to rethink your request (see previous discussion on 24 hour delays); the rights will not be restored by stewards once they are removed.

To request the removal of another user's status, you must gain consensus on the local wiki first. All discussion must take place on your local wiki. When there is community consensus that the user's access should be removed, a trusted person from that wiki should provide a link here to the discussion, a brief explanation of the reason for the request, and summarize the results of discussion.

In either case, copy and paste the following text into the correct section (see instructions above). Please post requests at the bottom of the section.

However, as the bureaucrats of a few wikis may remove users from the administrator or bureaucrat group, please see also a separate list of these specific wikis.

==== username@domain ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = 
 |user name = 
 |discussion= <!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->
Your remarks, etc. --~~~~


Please remove my admin status on Commons. Thank you. --Sv1xv 14:18, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 14:35, 4 September 2010 (UTC)


Remove my sysop flag on cs.wikipedia please. Thank you. --Reaperman 18:38, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Done. --dferg ☎ talk 18:54, 4 September 2010 (UTC)


I am requesting removal of my own tools, because I've changed my primary account. My new primary account is User:La_comadreja and I would like to transfer the tools to this account. Thanks. --AFriedman 01:14, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

So you're aware, we can remove your admin rights from AFriedman, but local bureaucrats will have to grant them to your new account. Please confirm that this change is allowable by your local bureaucrats first. Kylu 01:23, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done the flag removal per your request, but the flag transfer is  Not done here as you have to ask your local bureaucrats.Jusjih 02:40, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


Remove my sysop and bureaucrat flag on ko.wikipedia. Thanks.--ITurtle 01:18, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Done by Shanel. --dferg ☎ talk 07:45, 5 September 2010 (UTC)


Logging the request on his behalf, as it appears Steve has left the building. -- 7 11:35, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

On hold - verifying something. --dferg ☎ talk 12:38, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Requests that don't fit in other sections belong here. Import rights can be granted on most wikis by stewards only, not bureaucrats, so the automatic list of local bureaucrats is irrelevant for this. Please gather community consensus before placing a link to the discussion here.

Note that the following types of requests belong on separate pages: