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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.


(your remarks) Abshirdheere (talk) 21:44, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

We still would like you to make at least an announcement on the wiki, if not a vote. --MF-W 21:55, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Comment: Hi MF-W, I done and thanks. --Abshirdheere (talk) 22:52, 21 April 2014 (UTC)


I want to administrate this project. 1.5 years is enough for me. There aren't administrators there. Lmbuga (talk) 21:09, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

At one time I was a bureaucrat in the same project.--Lmbuga (talk) 21:26, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2015-04-22. Muchas gracias por ofrecerse a ayudar. Puede pasarse por SRP una semana antes de que caduque para solicitar su prolongación, habiendo abierto una nueva solicitud en ese momento. Savhñ 22:13, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
@ Savh: Gracias, pero lo siento, si es por un año, quizás ni lo intente (tendré que pensarlo). Necesito que se acabe el curso académico siguiente (2014-15) para poder llevar a cabo posibles proyectos. Al menos un año y tres meses, preferiblemente un año y seis meses. No puedo implicar a otros compañeros profesores con esa fecha de caducidad pues no supone que pueda realizar la labor a la que debo comprometerme durante todo el año académico. El año académico acaba en setiembre. Gracias de todos modos--Lmbuga (talk) 22:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


Small community, almost no bureaucrats. The discussion is simply awaiting closure. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 04:19, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Almost no bureaucrats? There are three and the first one I checked was active... -- Mentifisto 04:47, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Already locally handled. --MF-W 14:32, 23 April 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.


(your remarks) MohandesWiki (talk) 13:33, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

This request was copied over from [2] though I assume "administrator access" is meant. Vogone talk 13:58, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
@MohandesWiki: Could you please confirm whether this request is for Administrator or Bureaucrat. If it is for Bureaucrat fa Wikinews community is not big enough to have local Bureaucrats.--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 14:06, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

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.


That comment above is a bit confusing - 'this is the place to request access': does that mean this page or the page just refered to? I'm requesting here so hope that's right. A vote is underway, currently 25 votes in favour, none against. I realise that this is the bare minimum acceptable for a CU vote but more may come in soon. The vote has been advertised on the Site Notice, Reading room and in the mailing list. Xania (talk) 20:10, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

This is the correct venue to put this in, but you would still need to identify before the flag is set. -- Mentifisto 20:17, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. I have emailed with my identification (a few minutes ago). Do I need to wait for their response and then do something with that reply?--Xania (talk) 20:24, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
The flag would be set as soon as the identification noticeboard is updated, so we just wait until someone from the WMF notices the email. :-) -- Mentifisto 20:27, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, it was just added, so the flag was set. Please contact an operator on IRC (see meta:IRC/Channels#wikimedia-privacy) to get access to the #wikimedia-privacy and #wikimedia-checkuser channels. Also, please subscribe to the checkuser-l mailing list. Congratulations and regards, -- Mentifisto 20:38, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
@Xania: I just send you an email. Please look at it and send me a reply and I'll help you further. Trijnsteltalk 20:43, 23 April 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. --~~~~

Maria Sieglinda von Nudeldorf@shwikipedia[edit]

Please remove my admin flag on shwikipedia. Maria Sieglinda von Nudeldorf (talk) 11:16, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

On hold for 1 day, per standard procedure. --M/ (talk) 11:19, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 11:59, 20 April 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop rights. --רחל1 (talk) 03:28, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

On hold for a day--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 06:32, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for your work as admin --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 13:41, 21 April 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Please remove my checkuser, bureaucrat, and sysop rights. Thanks. --Avocato (talk) 06:44, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours per standard practice. Mathonius (talk) 06:47, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 04:47, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop rights. Thanks. --Avocato (talk) 06:44, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours per standard practice. Mathonius (talk) 06:47, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 04:47, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


As some are aware in a message that I sent to several people last night including a few members on ArbCom, due to time commitment issues, I will be stepping down as a CheckUser@enwiki. I may request to return in the future from ENwiki ArbCom, but for the time being, I am stepping down. Those who have questions, comments, or concerns please send me an email as I do not check wiki often. ---- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 01:41, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - feel free to return at any time. -- Mentifisto 04:47, 23 April 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:


I request the permission of importer transwiki importer rights. Unapersona (talk) 14:34, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

What are you going to import? Ruslik (talk) 18:21, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Here we are asking from which wiki, what amounts, and have you considered whether transwiki import rights are not sufficient?  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:10, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm going to import from Catalan Wikipedia.--Unapersona (talk) 18:05, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
@Unapersona: it seems that transwiki importing would be sufficient. Do you need the rights temporarily to import those few pages, or would you like to keep it for longer to import future pages as well? Ajraddatz (talk) 17:42, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I would like to keep it for longer to import future pages. Thanks.--Unapersona (talk) 17:48, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2015-4-23. Thanks for your patience. Please re-apply for this right after a year, or become a local administrator (who have this right by default). Ajraddatz (talk) 17:53, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


Please give me importer flag. To import (importupload) some books more easily in project namespace (for the Collection extension). No exact timeframe agreed, you can make it temporary for e.g. 6 months if you so wish. I have experience with the import tool since 2006 on several wikis including it.wikt and Nemo 17:09, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2014-10-23. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:27, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

See also[edit]


(your remarks) Mokhtar-saghafi (talk) 11:35, 24 April 2014 (UTC)