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This page is for requests to have stewards grant or revoke administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight rights on Wikimedia projects which do not have a local permissions procedure.

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  • 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).
  • For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the #wikimedia-stewardsconnect IRC channel. In emergencies, type !steward in the channel to get the attention of stewards. Otherwise, you can type @steward for non-urgent help.

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 Wikimedia 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:

==== User name@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =

Administrator access[edit]

See administrator for information about this user group.

  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at Please do not request administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests. Approved temporary access requests are listed at SRAT. Requests are moved to that page by a bot.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

For permanent adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.


I need the access for helping the community --Rartat (talk) 05:58, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Please start a local discussion, announce it at your project's Village Pump/Community Portal and let it run for a whole week. After that, please link it here. Thanks. -- M\A 11:08, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? @Rartat: see above. -- M\A 13:12, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Dekel E@he.wikivoyage[edit]

Please grant permissions for one year. Thanks, Dekel E (talk) 16:44, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

I see one vote for and one against. Please, explain to us why you think that there a consensus to promote you. Ruslik (talk) 08:40, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
I agree. There is no consensus here. The biggest problem in our wiki is that we have just one more sysop, and he isn't active. We are small community of two active users. The user that opposed to my permissions isn't active too. I need this permissions to continue operate our wiki. I was a sysop in this wiki before a year, so I know the rules. Thanks, Dekel E (talk) 14:52, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

User Ibrahim@tg.wikipedia[edit]

Hello, I have been the only administrator of Tajik Wikipedia for the past of several years. Several local administrator access requests remained unanswered and I would like to request bureaucrat access to respond to administrator access requests locally to some active users. Ibrahimjon (talk) 06:31, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment Please do not refuse this request. It is very important for the local project ( I and other members have repeatedly faced with the problem of obtaining the status of the bot and administrator. He is the only administrator who a few years continuously monitors the project so as not to break the rules. Optional: to improve the quality of the project, please add statuses - autoeditor, closer, editor, rollbacker. Thanking you in advance--AryanSogd 08:50, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

I put this onhold for a week till 25 April 2015, but it is unlikely that this bureaucrat access request will be granted – the community is too small. If the project needs more administrators, you can make requests here after a community discussion. If you want to create local usergroups like autoeditor, closer, editor or rollbacker you should apply at after reaching a consensus during community discussion. Ruslik (talk) 17:46, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • For information apply to a different status thanks. On account of the status of a bureaucrat, we really need. We had a bureaucrat, but unfortunately his two years there was on the project and its removed this status. He was an Englishman and did not know our language. User Ibrahimjon (talk) continuously monitors for several years. In order to develop our society, we need a bureaucrat whose Tajik language is native. Who is familiar with the shortcomings of our project and we have a lot of, because we do not have the necessary tools to solve problems. Most users do not speak English, they will contact you to obtain the status? I communicate with you to use Google translator from Russian into English. If the stewards refused, they just demoralize project Finally, many active and competent users go forever, because there is no chance of getting the necessary tools for work. Thank you--AryanSogd 18:54, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
    Your English is good; if TgWiki has a successful local admin discuss, you can be the designated person to post it here. The project is too small for local bureaucrats at this time. -- Avi (talk) 16:26, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • It's useless. Here, discussion at the local wiki. Here, general mockery, as if I have ask medal. To us need tools to facilitate the work. Supposing Ibrahimjon (talk) to get bureaucrat status, we do not have every time contact you (not comfortable). For us the status of a tool for work, not a reward for military valor. Thank you.--AryanSogd 06:20, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

P.S. By volume our Wikipedia not inferior our to friends, however:

  1. – 3 bureaucrat.
  2. –2 bureaucrat
  3. - 3 bureaucrat
  4. –2 bureaucrat
  5. –3 bureaucrat

For comparison: such a large Wikipedia as Russian has only 5 bureaucrats and Macedonian Wikipedia which in 15 once less, has - 4 bureaucrats. What does it mean? Explain please. Thank you AryanSogd

Many of bureaucrats on small wikis were appointed long time ago when our attitude to bureaucrat promotion was lax as compared to the modern standards. Ruslik (talk) 08:35, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
  • What kind of standards conversation? You forgot the main commandment Wikipeda: If your actions go to the favor of Wikipedia, that ignore all the rules. In my opinion there are violated all standards. What should have been sdelat for a maximum of 7 days, lasts two weeks. Humanly requested to expedite the process, being that no more voting. This is not the first time when such an attitude. Through inaction, you forced me to manually rename articles, and articles with incorrect titles, remain in the project as garbage. Such names more 10 000. Renaming subject more 25 000 pages. I'm not talking about that must be corrected in articles more 1 000 000 spelling and grammatical errors. I believe that in each local Wikipedia there should be a bureaucrat whose native language is local. In let it be Ibrahimjon (talk). I Support Support. Thank you--AryanSogd 12:29, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

CheckUser access[edit]

See CheckUser policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request CheckUser information, see Steward requests/Checkuser. This is the place to request CheckUser access.
  • Temporary CheckUser access is not permitted and temporary access is only used by stewards.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has identified to the Wikimedia Foundation. An email template is available for requesting new users to identify. Breaching these rules may be the cause for removing your steward access.

Oversight access[edit]

See Oversight policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request to have content oversighted, ask for a steward in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect and contact a steward privately. This section is for requesting access to the Oversight tool.
  • For contact details about oversighters across the wikis, refer to this page.
  • Note that temporary Oversight access is not permitted and temporary status is only used by stewards.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has identified to the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • When a new user is assigned to this group, please add them to this list.

Removal of access[edit]

  • If you're requesting the removal of your own permissions, make sure you're logged in to your 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 permissions, you must gain consensus on the local wiki first. When there is community consensus that the user's access should be removed, a trusted user 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. However, as bureaucrats of some wikis may remove users from the administrator or bureaucrat group, please see also a separate list of these specific wikis.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.

Connel MacKenzie@en.wiktionary[edit]

Please remove both checkuser and administrator flags. Jusjih (talk) 01:59, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Checkuser flag removed; administrator was locally hended. Trijnstel, Barras, could you please make the rest stuff? einsbor talk 07:20, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -Barras talk 08:53, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests[edit]

Requests for permissions that don't fit in other sections belong here. Importer rights can be granted on most wikis by stewards only. Please gain local community consensus before posting a new section here.

Note that the following types of permissions requests belong on separate pages:

  • SRB — Local or global bot status
  • SRGP — Global permissions

See also[edit]