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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.


See my request (30.09.2014) for temporary admin rights for 3 months Handrian (talk) 09:28, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

On hold until 5 October (minimum 1 week for discussion, I see that the request was posted on the 28th). --MF-W 14:39, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Yuriy kosygin@zhwikivoyage[edit]

After our local vote, can any Steward give him the sysop rights?--TianyinLee (talk) 04:43, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2015-04-01. 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. QuiteUnusual (talk) 13:08, 1 October 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.


According to the current CU election (see de:Wikipedia:CUWA#Auswertung) please give this user the checkuser right at dewiki. Set on hold until he has been identified identified. --Filzstift (talk) 06:08, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

On hold pending identification. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:11, 29 September 2014 (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. --~~~~


This is the best for now. Face-sad.svg --JurgenNL (talk) 11:06, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours per standard practice. Snowolf How can I help? 17:49, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for your services. -Barras talk 12:08, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


Wanting to keep the honor to myself. Please, if possible, refrain from holding this for 24 hours. I made my choice a few days ago and will not change my mind. --— TBloemink talk 11:15, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thank you for your service - Hoo man (talk) 11:21, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


The Wikidata community does not trust TBloemink to serve as an admin on that project any longer. Please remove the flag. Vogone (talk) 17:30, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

You just choose a time that suits your opinion? I think it's standard that a neutral sysop closes a RfP, please discard this request. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 17:36, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I think the request should first be closed by a local 'crat. I would also note that, given no timeframe is mentioned in the removal section, it should probably run for the week that a RfA runs, as no alternate timeframe is offered in the policy that I could find. Snowolf How can I help? 17:37, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
This request being made at this time doesn't change the possibility to make a decision on a more suitable time, if now is not suitable. EvilFreD (talk) 17:41, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
I was trying to put it on hold, but got ec'ed and that part didn't carry over. I am putting this on hold and asking that a local 'crat close it when they believe it should be closed. Snowolf How can I help? 17:45, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
I am now giving green light to remove my sysop status. I am not active and should not fight any longer to keep rights I am not using actively. Also a majority wishes them removed. Regards, — TBloemink talk 20:31, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
I am reading your message here as statement of resignation on your part, please correct me in my understanding if that is not the case. In any case, I am putting this on hold for 48 hours for all to obvious reasons.Snowolf How can I help? 20:38, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
It is. Fine with 48h holding time if that is what feels best for you. — TBloemink talk 20:49, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


Removal of EVula's admin bit due to inactivity per local policy, thanks. Hesperian 00:27, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done... please thank them for their past work. -- Mentifisto 00:35, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks and wilco. Hesperian 00:41, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


Removal of Sanbeg's admin bit due to inactivity per local policy, thanks. Hesperian 00:27, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done... please thank them for their past work. -- Mentifisto 00:35, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks and wilco. Hesperian 00:41, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Wild Wolf@en.wikisource[edit]

Removal of Wild Wolf's admin bit due to inactivity per local policy, thanks. Hesperian 00:27, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done... please thank them for their past work. -- Mentifisto 00:35, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks and wilco. Hesperian 00:41, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


Please remove his sysop rights per the local inactivity policy, no 10 sysop actions in the last six months. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 14:20, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Snowolf How can I help? 15:05, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


I hereby request the removal of my sysop rights on NL wiki. Thank you. Sustructu (talk) 22:21, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for admin resignation  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:01, 2 October 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]