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==== FlyingToaster@en.wikipedia ====
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|user name = FlyingToaster
|discussion= Requesting the removal of my own sysop rights.

Revision as of 19:31, 21 May 2009

Requests and proposals Steward requests (Permissions) latest archive
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 Betawiki. 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.

Please only make requests here after gaining the on-wiki approval of your local community. Please note that the "temporary access" section was removed due to redundancy. Please add your request for temporary sysopship to the administrator section.

Quick navigation: Administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions
Crosswiki requests
MetaWiki 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 =
    Thank you! ~~~~
  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"). Leave it blank and list them yourself if you're requesting access for multiple bots.
    • '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 receipt has been formally confirmed by the office.

Instructions for how you can confirm your identity can be found at: Steward handbook/email templates.

For stewards: Identification noticeboard.


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 BetaWiki project 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.


Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:31, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


I would like to request a temporary adminship for bs.wiqiquote for reverting vandalism. At the moment there are no active ´crats and admins. If possible shorter than 3 months, if not I would request changing of rights when I have done it. Thank you! --Seha 21:04, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Hello Seha, please can You make a local announment (for example in the village pump, community portal, mainpage talkpage) so local users could object to this request and add a link to it here, if no one objects I don't see a problem with a temporary period of three months, which can be prolonged of course or made permanent if the community grows and a local voting would be held. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:55, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes I can. But there will be no answer :). The ´crat who have been active is not longer aactive, even at bs.wiki. The admins have gone. User Pearl who was the last active admin is also gone (as i can see on recent changes). Thats the only reason I need it. I have start manualy, and there are just some pages to delete. If you have time to help me, I don´t need the admin. I can put the deleting template and you can delete it. Best regards --Seha 21:04, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Ich dachte mir schon, den Namen kenne ich von wo, also lieber auf Deutsch. Ich habe gesehen, dass in den letzten Aenderungen nicht viel los ist, dennoch bitten wir eigentlich immer (auszer fuer ganz kurze temporaere Geschichten) um lokale Ankuendigungen, einfach um lokalen Benuetzern die Möglichkeit zu geben Einspruch zu erheben und um uns nachher nicht anhören zu muessen, dass sie davon ja nichts wussten und den Adminstatus des jeweiligen Tempadmins anfechten (alles schon dagewesen).
Natuerlich kann ich Dir auch helfen, aber meiner Meinung nach waere es besser Du haettest die Adminknöpfe, dann waerest Du unabhaengig und könntest ab und zu mal ein wachsames Auge auf das Projekt werfen, noch dazu kannst Du die Sprache :) LG., --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:09, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
It is enough if you delete those pages under http://bs.wikiquote.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kandidati_za_brisanje. Please leave those two with Sablon:, those are templates. The image should also be deleted. Und ich werde dann den Admin beantragen. Ich weiß nicht was mit Pearl los ist drum wollte ich nur temporär. --Seha 21:12, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Alles klar, ist erledigt. Wir lassen hier einfach ein paar Tage offen, fuege den Link zur lokalen Ankuendigung bitte unter " |discussion= " ein. Vielen Dank, dass Du Dich ein bisschen um das Projekt kuemmerst, liebe Gruesze sendet Dir, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:18, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Admin request on bs.wikiquote: http://bs.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wikicitati:Upravnici#Seha --Seha 21:24, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Two admins support. The ellection is runnin´ untill 20th Mai. The last admin (Pearl) has no time by school. --Seha 14:31, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
I think you can change my rights, there will be no answer more. the only (from time to time) active sysops supports. THX --Seha 06:17, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Ellection done, two support no votes oppose. Can anybody change my rights? THX--Seha 14:47, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Done, expires: 20-08-2009. Leinad 15:37, 20 May 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! Derbeth 23:58, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:35, 21 May 2009 (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 Meta:Requests for CheckUser information. 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 checkuser-l-owner-at-lists.wikimedia.org so the listadmins know the person is allowed on the mailing list, and make sure they contact an op for access to #wikimedia-checkuser.

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or email oversight-l-at-lists.wikimedia.org 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.

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).


==== username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = 
 |user name =  
 |discussion= <!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->

Miscellaneous requests

Requests that don't fit in other sections belong here. Import rights can be granted 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:


Please, grant me an import flag on ruwikibooks so I can import pages with long history from ruwiki — vvv 13:19, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Do you need permanent or temp? I can probably grant you temp as you are a trusted user, but permanent should be discussed locally... Laaknor 13:45, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Please, grant me temporary (for one day) — vvv 15:07, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Done, expires May 20th 2009. Laaknor 15:09, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
I've imported needed page and opened a community discussion about granting me it permanently. As for now, you may revoke it — vvv 16:14, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Removed as requested. Angela 17:23, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

I have opened a community discussion yesterday. Right now there are 3 supports and I don't think there will be more votes (sysops seem to be only active community memebers there). Therefore, I ask you to assign me import flag permanently — vvv 16:48, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Even if you think there will be no further voices added to the discussion, I'd prefer to see a longer discussion than 1 day. Please keep the discussion open for about a week.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:51, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Working Waiting waiting until May 25th for permanent import-rights-discussion Laaknor 19:57, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

See also