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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[edit]

  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[edit]

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[edit]

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/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.


Аль-Гимравий (talk) 06:59, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 29 January 2015. Ruslik (talk) 20:15, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2015-07-29. Discussion open for sufficient length of time with no significant opposition. Please remember to translate the interface at only and preferably upload images to Wikimedia Commons. To prolong your adminship, please come back a few days before the status expires or hold a local election if the community grows. Thanks. -- Avi (talk) 06:28, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


I ask to give me admin rights. -- (Рахман3 (talk) 17:58, 28 January 2015 (UTC))

Time2wait.svg On hold till 31 January 2015. Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

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

CheckUser access[edit]

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.


Pending identification procedures, already requested on user's talk page. M/ (talk) 23:17, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Will do the other stuff too. Trijnsteltalk 13:36, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Trijnstel. --M/ (talk) 13:54, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Oversight access[edit]

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or, for requests regarding English Wikipedia email 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[edit]

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. --~~~~


Emergency de-sysop. Also requesting global-lock on account. Sockmaster is a local en.wikiquote Admin that has engaged in: socking, trolling, vandalism, impersonating other users causing multiple globally locked accounts. See sock account Jody Fosteur, globally-locked by Savh for "Long-term abuse". See sock account DanielTom6, globally-locked by Tegel for "Long-term abuse". See also triple-voting at a Request for Adminship with sock accounts Jimmy11234 and Gene96. Thank you for your attention to this grave matter, -- Cirt (talk) 00:53, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

I think it might be best to leave this open a little bit, provided there are no problematic uses of the bit so that the wikiquote community has a chance to comment on your post. Snowolf How can I help? 01:04, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Understood, I've got no problems with that. -- Cirt (talk) 01:06, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Cirt is being deceptive, as usual. There is no emergency. Wikiquote has a de-sysop process (vote of confidence), so we don't need interference from stewards. The description "Long-term abuse" applies to a troll well-known to stewards, whom they routinely globally block, not to Miszatomic. There is no "Long-term abuse" by Miszatomic. He did apparently copy that troll in creating accounts, to then block himself, and that was childish. But to ask that his main account be globally locked is ridiculous, as all his contributions with it have been good (not just on Wikiquote). Each wiki can manage, thanks. ~ DanielTom (talk) 01:18, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg pending community decision The account is blocked at enWQ by Cirt, and there is no evidence of abuse of the account with the administrator rights. Further it is not evident that this is a community decision, so this matter is put on hold until we have the community's direction. I would think we stewards may need to review our data if there is indeed an issue of LTA.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:40, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Note: Per community input, I've taken the Wikiquote community suggestions and advice onboard. I've started a local Admin rights removal discussion with the Wikiquote community to remove sysop privileges for the sockmaster; discussion at: q:Wikiquote:Requests for adminship/Miszatomic (removal). -- Cirt (talk) 01:43, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Update: The reason for the global-locks by the Stewards may be due to the now deleted contribs of the sock accounts (restored for visibility of diffs). One example: Threatening an admin (not himself, not Miszatomic, but admin UDScott ) and his family with physical harm and death: "U SON OF A BITCH U BETTER UNBLOCK ME OR ELSE U AND UR LOVED 1S WILL FACE A PAINFUL DEATH!". Perhaps that might shed some light on the rationale for the global locks by the Stewards. -- Cirt (talk) 02:42, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
If User:Jody Fosteur really is Miszatomic's sock, then it did behave badly, which was his excuse to then block it himself. Again, stewards familiar with the troll he was imitating know he does make death threats, so it's not surprising that Miszatomic would also copy this (although it shows very poor judgment). That said, Miszatomic's main account itself has never made any bad edit, on any project, as far as I can see. It is only blocked in one project (by Cirt), and that project is already dealing with this, and can manage without central interference from stewards, thanks. ~ DanielTom (talk) 11:17, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
*Comment: It is quite possible that Miszatomic (talk · contribs) = is and always was the same user as all the troll accounts by q:User:Wiki-star, rather than "imitating" them, they could all be one and the same. Just one of their socks happened to make it to admin with account Miszatomic (talk · contribs). -- Cirt (talk) 12:17, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

 Not done Your case has errors of fact, and your supposition is emotion, not fact. Evidence from checkuser analysis by myself, and subsequently reviewed by Savh and Snowolf indicates that Miszatomic is not the vandal identified at enWP, and enWQ, as such it is not quite possible. Happy for you to ask for these stewards or others to confirm the reviews, if necessary.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:32, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Supplementary. This is the emergency de-admin, and any subsequent consensus of your community will be taken as a new request.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:34, 30 January 2015 (UTC)


Please remove my global rename flag. After several months I've found that I don't need it. Thanks and best regards. --Holder (talk) 08:38, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

This request should probably be moved to SRP for proper archiving, as also done with other global right removal requests. Vogone (talk) 13:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
I moved it now [from SRGP]. The request itself should be on hold for a day, if Holder still decides otherwise, as we do with most other resignations, I think. --MF-W 13:27, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Thank you for your service. Savhñ 08:40, 30 January 2015 (UTC)


He has been inactive for last 3 months on jawiki. According to our desysop policy, I request to remove his sysop access. Thanks in advance. --Penn Station (talk) 17:53, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Please thank them for their work! -Barras talk 18:19, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests[edit]

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[edit]