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==== jclemens@enwiki ====
|status = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = enwiki
|user name = jclemens
|discussion= <!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->
Per statement [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case#Statement_by_Jclemens here]. Please remove CU, OS, and enwiki admin flags. I authorize enwiki Bureaucrats to implement any parts of this not done by the stewards. [[User:Jclemens|Jclemens]] ([[User talk:Jclemens|talk]]) 00:19, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
=== Miscellaneous requests ===
=== Miscellaneous requests ===

Revision as of 00:19, 16 December 2013

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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:

==== 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.


I have been carrying out local admin actions since being granted the rights. The community is not big enough to support a permanent admin. I would like to request that my admin rights be extended. Vinaka vakalevu. - ʈucoxn\talk 18:28, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Please start a new discussion and provide us a link to it. After a week with no opposes you'll be granted the rights again for a while. Trijnsteltalk 18:38, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
I started a new discussion here, on the Fijian Wikipedia community portal. The community is extremely small and I do not expect much participation in the discussion. The delay in beginning this discussion was due to recent and ongoing travel – thanks for your patience! - ʈucoxn\talk 12:19, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg until 16 Decbillinghurst sDrewth 11:21, 13 December 2013 (UTC)


In October 2011 I've resigned my sysop+bureaucrat flags on pt.wikisource, in an uncontroversial fashion, due to the lack of free time. The wiki don't seems to have a community (in fact I've found lots of needed changes in MediaWiki namespace and spam deletions) but anyway I've made a local announcement. Please let me known if I need to wait for seven days or if the sysop flag can be restored without this delay. Lugusto 15:03, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 13 December 2013. We do not restore userrights that have been removed regardless of the reason for the removal (except plain errors). Ruslik (talk) 18:55, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
We are now less than one hour to end 13 December on UTC time. Stewards needs any additional info? BTW If you see the s:pt:Special:Recentchanges for the past 7 days you will found only edits made by me, some IPs, some occasional users adding interwikis and one active user, Giro720, the only one active sysop on pt.ws, doing some edits, including the edit where he agrees and welcomes me back to the sysop flags Lugusto 23:16, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2014-12-14. s:pt:Special:PermanentLink/247606, noting that small community, though one legacy permanent admin, so granting extended temporary rights — billinghurst sDrewth 01:20, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Lugusto 01:24, 14 December 2013 (UTC)


I'm an administrator, provisional period has expired. Санюн Вадик (talk) 19:08, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Please have a local discussion at this wiki asking for the continuation of admin rights. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:02, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


(your remarks) Ronn (talk) 12:06, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Not necessary. The local bureaucrat CaAl already gave the admin rights to Ronn. I guess he was just eager to start. ;) Trijnsteltalk 12:44, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


I have been administrator until 8 december 2013, after the status decayed. I need a right of 6 months (waiting a bigger comunity for a permanent status election). Tn4196 (talk) 12:58, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Please start a new discussion/election. --MF-W 16:42, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
I started a new discussion about my (and other users's) re-election, asking if there are oppositions. Now I think we can wait about a week and then we'll see. --Tn4196 (talk) 07:43, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg on hold until 20 Decemberbillinghurst sDrewth 09:30, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

User Sarrus@da.wikibooks.org

Please give me back the sysop flag.
- Sarrus (ct) 12:42, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2014-12-15. Ruslik (talk) 18:46, 15 December 2013 (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 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.


Please process this request and take further required steps. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:55, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending identification; I've informed them about the identification procedure. Trijnsteltalk 18:05, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Magog the Ogre@commons

Please process this request and take further required steps. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:55, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending identification; I've informed them about the identification procedure. Trijnsteltalk 18:05, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 19:01, 12 December 2013 (UTC)


I gave up CU a couple months ago because of health issues. My health has improved, and so I'd like to have CU back. I don't intend to do quite as many checks as I used to, but I still see a need/use for the tools. I can't help noticing all the pattern accounts in the user creation log, and I've ran into a few old sockmasters since I returned to adminship on Commons. Thanks for your time. INeverCry 23:13, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

I think it would be good to have a crat from commons confirming that request here, means that it is conform to local policies on commons. Otherwise I see no problems to give the permission back. -Barras talk 09:25, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
I think it's OK to restore rights in this case: step down was non-controversial and time passed was not long. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:47, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
I second Eugene's comment. --Dschwen (talk) 15:52, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Okay, Yes check.svg Done then. Thanks for opining. -- Mentifisto 17:54, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. INeverCry 18:37, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or, for requests regarding English Wikipedia email oversight-en-wp-at-wikipedia.org. 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 revoke my admin and bureaucrat flags in fa.wiki. Tnx.--Arash (talk) 22:03, 14 December 2013 (UTC)


Remove SpeedyGonsales' Admin and CheckUser privileges per local and global consensus. -- 22:09, 14 December 2013 (UTC)






Please remove users' 'crat and sysop flags as they weren't elected neither to Board nor to AuditCom at the AGM. Per paragraph 8 of the WMUA board decision #78 only current Board and AudCom members can have sysop and 'crat flags by default. --Base (talk) 18:51, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

I confirm that as WMUA board member, please also see Site administration policyNickK (talk) 19:06, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Elfix 19:51, 15 December 2013 (UTC)


Per statement here. Please remove CU, OS, and enwiki admin flags. I authorize enwiki Bureaucrats to implement any parts of this not done by the stewards. Jclemens (talk) 00:19, 16 December 2013 (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:

See also