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I don't know why, but I have the bot flag on urwiki. It probably shouldn't be there so if a steward can remove it that would be great. Regards, [[User:MacMed|MacMed]] ([[User talk:MacMed|talk]]) 17:34, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't know why, but I have the bot flag on urwiki. It probably shouldn't be there so if a steward can remove it that would be great. Regards, [[User:MacMed|MacMed]] ([[User talk:MacMed|talk]]) 17:34, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
:{{not done}}, ur.wikipedia has local bureaucrats ([[ur:Special:Listusers/bureaucrat|see here]]). Please ask them to remove the flag locally. [[User:Jafeluv|Jafeluv]] 19:15, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
:{{not done}}, ur.wikipedia has local bureaucrats ([[ur:Special:Listusers/bureaucrat|see here]]). Please ask them to remove the flag locally. [[User:Jafeluv|Jafeluv]] 19:15, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
==== Gutza@en.wikipedia ====
|status = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = en.wikipedia
|user name = Gutza
|discussion= None
I haven't used my admin rights in a while, and I think it's unlikely I will use them in the foreseeable future. --[[User:Gutza|Gutza]] 16:23, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
=== Miscellaneous requests ===
=== Miscellaneous requests ===

Revision as of 16:23, 6 July 2011

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 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:

==== Username@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 translatewiki.net 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/Miscellaneous.

Currently-active temporary permissions are listed at /Approved temporary; please use {{Systmp}} for temporary permission. 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.


Hello! I request to become administrator at Albaninan Wikinews because there are no local admins and I am an active user there. --Olsi 17:00, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 3.7.2011 Matanya 17:05, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Only two of the six respondents meet the local project's requirements of >50 edits, so permanent adminiship should not be applied. However, as there was unanimity in the respondents and a lack of administrators on the project, I think that temporary adminship of six months duration, expiring January 3, 2012, is appropriate, subject to becoming permanent if and when Olsi has a successful local RfA. -- Avi 09:14, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --Olsi 02:11, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I would become temporary administrator of kyrgyz wiktionary (six months if it is possible) because now here is since a long time that there are no users who contributing regularly, and furthermore there are no admins, the contrary there is much work and a lot of cleaning to do. There are pages to be deleted, others to move, and the first page has need to be reorganized, etc. ... Then we need someone to give a bit look at this wiktionary to prevent that is abandoned at herself and at the vandals. --Reder 11:22, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for a week. fr33kman 22:51, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

See bureaucrat for information about the position. In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.
General note
There is an ongoing discussion regarding the minimum number of votes and overall participation to promote users to bureaucrat at Talk:Bureaucrat/2010-02#Minimum number of votes (see also this RFC). Users are encouraged to assist in the development of a policy that allows stewards to not decide on whether a promotion is valid or not. Thank you.

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 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-privacy and #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. 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. --~~~~

Mass removal of Admin rights on En.Wikipedia

Status:    Done

en:Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/suspend sysop rights of inactive admins passed with an overwhelming consensus and is now part of Admin policy. The procedural removal of Admin rights needs to be preformed on some 200 inactive Admins. Cheers The Resident Anthropologist (talk)•(contribs) 17:47, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Actually, I'm not sure the desysoppings are supposed to take place yet...looking at the new policy as of this version, the accounts are supposed to be notified a month in advance before they are desysopped, and again a couple of days before. The new policy was only implemented in the last few days, and to my knowledge the accounts haven't been notfied yet. Of course, I may have missed something. Acalamari 18:16, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Matanya said on IRC that it's too late, because he's nearly done. However, he's stopped removing flags now, for what it's worth. — Waterfox ~talk~ 18:35, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Matanya just said on IRC that it would be stupid to not finish those few left. He said that if anybody complains, stewards or local bureaucrats will grant the rights back. So, all done now. — Waterfox ~talk~ 18:41, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
The request was definitely premature per the process that was approved, but the harm is negligible since the policy permits a returning user to request restoration of their rights with little difficulty. At least so far no one seems to be overly upset, although who knows what will happen once word spreads. But either way what's done is done, and any fixing can be handled by the local bureaucrats on en-wiki. --RL0919 20:20, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Shell_Kinney@en.wp and commons

Since I am leaving Wikimedia projects, it would be best to remove all elevated rights from my account. This would be administrator, oversight and checkuser at en and administrator at commons. Thank you for your assistance. --Shell Kinney 13:37, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for your work.
-- Dferg ☎ talk 13:42, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Javier Carro@eswikibooks

Requesting removal of the sysop and bureaucrat tools as per local inactivity policy. -- Dferg ☎ talk 14:31, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done DarkoNeko 14:34, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


Hello I want my buro and sysop rights be removed because I am no longer active in this project. Thank you --ZaDiak 15:38, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for your work.
-- Dferg ☎ talk 15:43, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


I don't know why, but I have the bot flag on urwiki. It probably shouldn't be there so if a steward can remove it that would be great. Regards, MacMed (talk) 17:34, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

 Not done, ur.wikipedia has local bureaucrats (see here). Please ask them to remove the flag locally. Jafeluv 19:15, 5 July 2011 (UTC)


I haven't used my admin rights in a while, and I think it's unlikely I will use them in the foreseeable future. --Gutza 16:23, 6 July 2011 (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: