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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.


Temp access for three months, thank you.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 07:58, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

The user has history of misusing the tool and being blocked in multiple projects, and in This RFA most of the votes are loan votes from fawiki and most of voters have no edit in faWikinews, I would like to mark this request as not done, but I would like to another steward take a look to this request Mardetanha talk 05:33, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Vote page has been open since 12th Dec to 19th Dec and is locked by local admin, no objection in this time has been made. btw no misusing has been done by me.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 06:44, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
There is an existing problem between this user and a steward at the home wiki of the steward. This has resulted in statements, maybe accusations being made, and that are not relevant to a wikiworld; and noting that this user was blocked here for an extended period for continuing on that matter. I wish to know that in granting rights that these contentious matters are not going to occur in conversations on faWN.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:28, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm good at avoiding issues like this happen but sometime the person don't like kisses and hugs, if you don't think this grant should not be done, you better have a good excuse for local community.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 13:02, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
That is called avoiding answering the question. The request was for a reassurance of how you would undertake the role and to not undertake contentious conversations/matters, not an inflammatory comment.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:22, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Of course I'll refrain from occurring issues of conflict. But I didn't mean to avoid answering your question, I meant this request is for a community not only myself, 'cause I'm looking to help the project.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 08:28, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
I won't let the contentious matters happen in fawikinews, if is that what you asking, you have my word.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 10:18, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Bragi H@iswikibooks[edit]

As an follow up to Bragi H´s request to get an admin right on is.wikibooks (linked above), I would like to ask stewards to give him administrator rights. is.wikibooks does not have any beurocrats to give him this right.--Snaevar (talk) 13:03, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

The discussion that you link to is nearly a year old, and we would want to see a fresh or updated notice to the community. Once that is done, please ping this discussion, and stewards will revisit it a week afterwards to gauge any discussion.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:07, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

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[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.

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. --~~~~


Remove my sysop rights, please. Thanks.--MelM (talk) 23:26, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours, as per standard praxis. -Barras talk 23:56, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for your past work on the projects! -Barras talk 01:08, 22 December 2014 (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]