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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
Crosswiki requests
MetaWiki 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.


Requesting permission renewal (1).

--Abshirdheere (talk) 19:43, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

On hold until 30 Aug. --MF-W 23:10, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  •  Not done Only comments were concerns about user's intended use of tools, specifically regarding blacklists, with no meaningful response from user or supporting comments from others. Should Abshirdheere wish to reapply, it would be highly recommended that s/he respond to those concerns raised at the request for adminship. -- Avi (talk) 05:51, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

-- There was no any threat issued by my comment specifically regarding balcklists. If you have decided on this decision do as you like. Thanks. --Abshirdheere (talk) 16:03, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

As Billinghurst still thinks there may be an issue, why don't you discuss it with him. If he is willing to withdraw his concern, we probably can reinstate the temporary adminship for another 3 months or so. -- Avi (talk) 17:25, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Abshir, it seems that one of the major obstacle was you didn't reply again in so:Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship#renewal_2. Why don't you reply it, then, and your path will be clear. Also, you might want to attract more users to that nomination page, or ask the other admins to support your renominations. Bennylin 17:36, 2 September 2014 (UTC)


I'd like to re-apply for an adminship on as.wikisource as this wiki doesn't have any administrator this time. So, please grant me administrator right for 6 months. Ani ttbr (talk) 13:23, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Please first post a request on the local village pump or admin requests page - then wait 7 days and we will grant you the right. Trijnsteltalk 13:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Implicit within Trijnstel's statement is that as long as the community does not object, then we can grant the right.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:07, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 2 September  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:34, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2015-03-02. 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) 05:46, 2 September 2014 (UTC)


My third (First on Dec 2013 (1st), Second on Mar 2014 (2nd and SRAT)) RfA has 2/0/1, and since community is still small, I don't expect any more vote. Revicomplaint? 03:53, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

You know that your current temporary rights are still ongoing? --MF-W 09:55, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, but it's expiring in 3 weeks, so I want it to be extended. Revicomplaint? 12:18, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
the clock starts on the period whenever we process it, would you like this to be on hold for a couple of weeks, and we do it closer to the cutoff?  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, please. Revicomplaint? 09:32, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 September  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:40, 31 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 admin rights. --Deu. 10:00, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for a day--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:21, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Done. Thank you for your work over the years & good luck. Savhñ 11:08, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Savh. It is not end of my work in Wikipedia :). Deu. 11:19, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Glad to hear that. See you around :) Savhñ 11:22, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


Excluding actions on own userpages, his latest edit was on --Template:Selectedpages on 19 Feb 2013. Previous edit was on 12 January 2013. There were only 2 edits in 2013. --Good afternoon (talk) 11:36, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Considering you are the proposer and only voter, it would maybe be better to leave this as AAR. Savhñ 11:01, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Expressed the given opinion that with two years as per AAR, that there is not a consensus for removal.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:48, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Nodar Kherkheulidze@ka.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove my admin status. --Nodar Kherkheulidze 13:48, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

On hold for 24 hours, until 13:48, 30th August. The rights will be removed after this period has passed unless you ask us to do otherwise. Savhñ 17:27, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 19:26, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! — Nodar Kherkheulidze 19:36, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop tools on Wikidata. I don't use them enough and I don't have enough time to use them in the future. --JurgenNL (talk) 13:53, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Je weet wel, dat van die 24 uur. Alles ok? Savhñ 17:27, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
haha is prima doei JurgenNL (talk) 09:31, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 19:26, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

John F. Lewis@wikidatawiki[edit]

Things change I guess. Only a few know my reasoning behind this so, self request is the bluntest way to put it. John F. Lewis (talk) 02:31, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for a day--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 02:41, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Withdrawn. After speaking to someone, this does more annoyance than good in some cases. Kill the problem, not a place of trust :) John F. Lewis (talk) 12:12, 31 August 2014 (UTC)


According to our local discussion and vote about new regulations to grant and remove admin rights, please remove admin rights for this user. --Mikheil Talk 21:44, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:50, 31 August 2014 (UTC)


According to our local discussion and vote about new regulations to grant and remove admin rights, please remove admin rights for this user. --Mikheil Talk 21:45, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:50, 31 August 2014 (UTC)


According to our local discussion and vote about new regulations to grant and remove admin rights, please remove admin rights for this user. --Mikheil Talk 21:47, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:50, 31 August 2014 (UTC)


According to our local discussion and vote about new regulations to grant and remove admin rights, please remove admin rights for this user.--Mikheil Talk 21:47, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:50, 31 August 2014 (UTC)


As an enwiki bureaucrat, I confirm that this account meets the local requirement for procedural removal of access on grounds of inactivity. Please remove bureaucrat access only (admin access will be removed locally). Many thanks, WJBscribe (talk) 11:29, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

(Moved to the right section) and Yes check.svg Done. Trijnsteltalk 12:29, 1 September 2014 (UTC)


This user is inactive for 3 months. Please remove sysop right from this user as per local policy. --Rxy (talk) 14:02, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Done, thanks for their service. Ajraddatz (talk) 14:47, 2 September 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]