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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
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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.

MZaplotnik, Xyxyx & Hladnikm@slwikiversity[edit]

I request for the prolongation of admin rights (after first and second approval). After one week of discussion being open no user has responded. There has been more than one year now with no admin in slovene wikiversity although the need to have them exists. --Janezdrilc (talk) 12:55, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment MZaplotnik and Xyxyx have been inactive on slwikiversity for quite some time (since 2012 / early 2013 -- though both seem active on slwiki)... only Hladnikm is currently active. Just a note... Personally I'm not fond of promoting rather inactive users to admins. Trijnsteltalk 22:05, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

As I am informed there was some lack of inactivity on Wikiversity due to the loss of adminship - the zeal for cooperation in some way went down with posting new requests (they were initiators of the project). If I may suggest I would try once more for all of them to get them back to Wikiversity and help the community. I think that in case of temporary rights it's better to try then not to try. --Janezdrilc (talk) 22:59, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment CommentThe whole conversation at slWV is a construction. The dates on the requests are 2012, and the page has been built in 2014. I do not think that we have evidence of people requesting rights, and a community having a reasonable chance for conversation. If rights are required, we need a proper conversation where someone nominates themself, or agrees to being nominated, and the community having the chance for comment. The purpose of rights is to allow active people to fulfil a role.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:24, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

I understand. I have created the page for admin requests (link above) in 2014 for the reason of standardization of request pages across all sl: wikis. It also contains archive of 2012 requests (from the old page). The v:sl: community is very small so the actual voting can't be carried out - this is the situation of all sl: wikis except Wikipedia. There is no other way to become admin (again) than this way. They are highly trusted users and all of them are admins at least on one project. --Janezdrilc (talk) 11:31, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

I sent them a notice to confirm their agreement on promotion. --Janezdrilc (talk) 12:15, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

They all confirmed. I'am sorry for procedure inconviniences. --Janezdrilc (talk) 17:25, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

You are missing my point. This is not a suitable process. If they wish to be admins, there is a process to be followed, and they should follow it. I do not see that it is proper for these users to be nominated by proxy, and not confirm their nominations on a page. If they canot do that, they are not worth having as administrators. So unless they are going to be active as administrators, it is better that they do not have the rights. They are real, not party decorations.  — billinghurst sDrewth 19:58, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

In slovene community the selfnomination is understood as kind of "less hygienic" (of course, such cases are completely acceptable). So it is common in our praxis that someone - if possible - nominate you and manage then the further process for you. I was nominated for admin on q:sl: by User:Dbc334, I agreed and got promoted. No problem with that. I am an admin for 7 years on w:sl: and 6 years on s:sl: and I think I know the whole slovene community quite well. What can I say more. --Janezdrilc (talk) 20:53, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

You are still missing my point. I covered both scenarios in my previous reply. And your niceness in process or not, stewards require this certainty of activity to comply with our due diligence, and our duty of care.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:13, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Hm, I don't know if I still follow you... they confirmed the nomination but didn't request for themselves here neither on v:sl:, am I right? (Is there any page in Meta where I can read about the whole procedure and conditions about adminship?) --Janezdrilc (talk) 21:42, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

There is some admin work to be done at SL WV and noone can't do it because of the lack of sysops at the project. I understand my almost 2 year inactivity at SL WV might be a problem. Give admin status at least to Hladnikm but please consider he almost never used admin tools while Xyxyx and me did use them. @Billinghurst, previous requests for adminships are not a construct, they can be seen here, Janezdrilc simply moved them to more appropriate page title (RfA) and made a local announcement there so other members of local community can express their opinions. And yes, self promotion is not an ususal practice in Slovene wiki community. MZaplotnik (contribs) 10:41, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
On a construct there is no evidence that the candidates are requesting the rights, so please get them to confirm their candidature on the page linked, as I have asked above. It is that simple.  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:08, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

All three of us confirmed the request for adminship here and there hasn't been no objections from other members of WV commnutiny for almost two weeks.. See top of the linked page, here's my brief translation:

Wikiverza:Prošnje za administratorstvo = Wikiversity:Requests for adminship.
Trenutne prošnje = Open requests
Če se strinjate, bom na Meti obnovil administratorstvo uporabnikom Xyxyx, Mzaplotnik in Hladnikm. Wikiverza je namreče že več kot eno leto brez administratorja. --Janezdrilc (pogovor) 15:13, 6. avgust 2014 (CEST) = If you all agree, I'm going to renew the adminship for Xyxyx, Mzaplotnik & Hladnikm at Meta /Wikimedia/. /Slovene/ Wikiversity has been without sysop for more than one year.
Se strinjam. --Hladnikm (pogovor) 14:24, 14. avgust 2014 (CEST) = Agreed.
Tudi jaz. --M¦Zaplotnik (prispevki) 14:51, 14. avgust 2014 (CEST) = Me too.
Se strinjam -- Xyxyx (pogovor) 19:07, 14. avgust 2014 (CEST) = Agreed.
Hope that helps. Regards, MZaplotnik (contribs) 17:07, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
That's great, thanks. One of us will get to it when one of us has the time.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:36, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2015-08-20. v:sl:Special:PermanentLink/18538 reissue of admin rights.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:38, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you billinghurst for approving a new term and MZaplotnik for translations. --Janezdrilc (talk) 14:40, 20 August 2014 (UTC)


Our bureaucrat is inactive. Openbk (talk) 19:59, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 August we will give the 'crat a week to respond to your ping. And I will do a little digging around to look at the activity to see if we need to ping.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:27, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
@Rschen7754: mid Sep will be 2 years inactive.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:39, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
AAR was already done for this wiki, so AAR would not be a factor here. Of course, local discussions to remove should be respected as appropriate. --Rschen7754 02:18, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
@Openbk: which means that AAR in normal process won't revisit this wiki in a while. If your community has concerns about your missing bureaucrat, and its effects, that you should escalate that matter within plWN.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:22, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
We believe that the current AAR rules are good and we don't want to change anything. Openbk (talk) 13:04, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done community consensus, Congratulations @Openbk:}  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:22, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Nicolas Eynaud@ocwikipedia[edit]

Our bureaucrat does not respond. --Jfblanc (talk) 18:33, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

He even voted... have you tried to contact him on his talk page? I don't see it at the moment. --MF-W 23:03, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes I did, even through email, before posting here. Regards. --Jfblanc (talk) 06:32, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 25 August I have pinged the 'crat on their local wiki user talk page. Putting request on hold and allowing local 'crat to act.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:42, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
@Jfblanc: We should amend the date of the hold to seven days after you emailed the 'crat. So feel free to either tell us what date you emailed, or amend the date in the template, and comment in the edit summary the date that you emailed. Thx.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:13, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Message to the "'crat" was sent on 18th August (I'm not that patient :)) Regards, --Jfblanc (talk) 13:19, 20 August 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. --~~~~


Please remove my sysop/bureaucrat privileges on all wiki projects that I have. I have been away from Wikipedia for too long, and other wikipedians have taken over. misos (talk) 07:38, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for admin resignation  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:50, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Please note at Admin activity review/2013/Data when this (and all requests below from this user) are done. --Rschen7754 13:18, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done and Noted at AAR--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:51, 19 August 2014 (UTC)


Same as above. 07:38, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for admin resignation  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:50, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:51, 19 August 2014 (UTC)


Same as above. misos (talk) 07:38, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for admin resignation  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:50, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:51, 19 August 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop and checkuser flag on de:Wikipedia. Thank you. --Drahreg01 (talk) 13:13, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for admin resignation  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:18, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
It is allready on hold for two days. See the linked discussion above. Thank you. --Drahreg01 (talk) 14:53, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Sure, I'll remove it back home (in about 3 hours) where I can update all relevant pages more easily. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:56, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:06, 18 August 2014 (UTC)


This admin has not made any edits since 20th November 2013 and has got a notice about inactivity 7th July 2014, but has'nt made any edits since. Regards --Asger (talk) 09:59, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 10:04, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Samir I. Sharbaty@arwikipedia[edit]

Kindly remove my sysop rights on the Arabic Wikipedia. I don't have enough time at present time. Thank you! -- Samir El-Sharbaty (talk to me) 23:46, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for admin resignation  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:05, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Tmnk and Genppy @jawikiversity[edit]

As per our local policy and communitywide consensus on admin activity review, we voted every admin of ours to keep/remove her/his admin access. The result is that the custodian (= sysop) access of the two admins above shall be removed. The main reason was their long term inactivity. Thank you. -- v:ja:User:Kanjy / Kanjy (talk) 13:35, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


Per community consensus please remove sysop flag from this bot. We created botadmin user group and now it has botadmin right.--Calak (talk) 20:27, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

پالایهٔ خرابکاری@fawiki[edit]

Per above. Thanks.--Calak (talk) 20:27, 21 August 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:


This is an announcement that I have been granted a temporary adminship at the Finnish Wiktionary by the local bureaucrat. This temporary arrangement is agreed to last three months, and expires on 21 November 2014. Please add my username to the list of temporary sysops and remove my rights on fiwikt when appropriate. Thank you. Pxos (talk) 13:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Ok, registered. --MF-W 13:38, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

See also[edit]