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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

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 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.

बिप्लब आनन्द@mai.wp[edit]

Please grant me permanent adminship for Maithili Wikipedia.The link of discussion page here Thanks Star प्रमुख.pngBiplab Anand (Talk to me) 05:50, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Please, provide a link to a local discussion. Ruslik (talk) 02:51, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 25th November--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 07:35, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

User Aleksandr19@mzn.wp[edit]

Please clarify what is requested. Temporary adminship for 20 days? For what reason? Preferably a community discussion should happen first, certainly for stuff that is "extended". --MF-W 22:33, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Temporary adminship for 20 days, I have indicated it here, Decision for extension will be available at the end of 20 days, thank you --Parthava 11:16, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

User Juster@ty.wp[edit]

(your remarks) Juster (talk) 10:06, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

I guess you mean admin rights, since admins can block etc, so moved it upwards. And Time2wait.svg On hold until 17 November. Trijnsteltalk 13:26, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
[2] is not a good sign. --Rschen7754 14:10, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
This doesn't make it any better. -- Tegel (Talk) 14:19, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Dear Rs and Tegel. I sincerely didn't know I wasn't allow to send message to promote my candidature. But I know that everything I do on wikipedia is public, and I don't want hide nothing, but how people can learn that I 'm candidate if I don't tell them ? Then people are free to vote or no. But we really need a bureaucrat, admin, etc for ty.wikipedia. If it's forbidden to send message to promote it, can you tell me and I 'll not do anymore. regards, --Juster (talk) 14:30, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
You have announced it on the community portal and that is enough. You can be a temporary administrator even if no one votes in the election. -- Tegel (Talk) 16:47, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Ok ! Now I know !Thank's --Juster (talk) 16:53, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Bureaucrats are only needed for rights assignment, which on such small wikis is handled by stewards, we will not assign bureaucrats without a large active community. Savhñ 14:22, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Done Granted for 1 month to expire on 2014-12-21. 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. Savhñ 14:27, 21 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi Can you prolong my adminships on Polish Wikibooks? It finshing todaya and I have temporary permission for a few years already. --Pavroo (talk) 13:05, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Can you please post a link to an onwiki (pl.wikibooks) discussion/request for your rights to be extended? As long as you post it somewhere visible (RFA, village pump, or similar) and there is no significant opposition, then 7 days after you post we will be happy to extend the permission. -- Avi (talk) 16:25, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Time2wait.svg On hold Until November 20th, pending outcome of local project request. -- Avi (talk) 05:25, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I've extended counter, but next time please make sure you make it before the deadline passes. Pundit (talk) 08:14, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Sure I will next time. This time we have more active users so how meny positive votes is needed for pernament permission? --Pavroo (talk) 22:31, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Extended till May, 21 2015 (clear support, lack of massive support for permanent rights though). Pundit (talk) 09:49, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Thank's --Pavroo (talk) 14:10, 21 November 2014 (UTC)


Thanks --Uchup19 (talk) 03:10, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

@Uchup19: Please submit your application to the community in question, and then place a link here to that discussion at suWikt. From a week after the discussion is started, a steward will make an evaluation of the discussion, and determine whether we can grant an admin right, and any duration.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:50, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: I hope it will be effective to do. Because there's no activity last 6 month, I have a big community of sundanese in reality, I wanna make the suWikt be reformation. But if this request too hard to realized, No problem, may be I'll give some edits to suWikt with my account now. Thanks --Uchup19 (talk) 05:05, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
@Uchup19: It is a matter of process as stewards only do things at a community after the respective community has had the opportunity to view a request and/or to have comment and/or approve. This is a centralised page for requests following discussions at/from communities, it is not a place to originate requests.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:25, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
@Billinghurst:here the moving page of voting (Vote). Thanks --Uchup19 (talk) 03:24, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Those votes originate from here, with altered candidate (you), result and dates, which indicates it was done intentionally to deceive. Therefore, I do not think we can trust you with holding adminship. There is a lot of work that can be done without admin tools, please focus on that. Savhñ 14:00, 21 November 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. --~~~~

Gmaxwell @ Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Yes check.svg Done - Hoo man (talk) 18:43, 20 November 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:

Group rights at fr.wikisource[edit]

 Not done @Zyephyrus: That is a configuration change to the groups that a 'crat can add and as such it needs a bugzilla request to achieve, it is not something that stewards can effect. It will need to be added to the config in the section # wgAddGroups scroll down to the frwikisource bit and it needs to have added 'bureaucrat' => array( 'accountcreator'),. As bugzilla is closing off soon for its migration to phabricator, you will need to be speedy, or we will have to wait until the queue opens in phabricator: about 24 Nov.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:14, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Addendum. To note that the assignation of the right will be added to the 'crat role itself and be available to all crats, rather than to you as a 'crat. The addition will be similar to the ability to add autopatrolled/patroller rights that admins at frWS have.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:19, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
So I'll wait for the all 'crats addition. Thanks a lot! --Zyephyrus (talk) 13:37, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
We stewards don't handle configuration requests, since we don't have that access. You should go to phabricator: to have this done, though it is currently in the migration process from Bugzilla. Billinghurst meant that the right to add the "accountcreator" group would not only be assigned to you, but to 'crats in general, I believe. Savhñ 13:46, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

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