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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.

IJzeren Jan@nov.wikipedia[edit]

My temporary adminship of the Wikipedia in Novial is going to expire soon. I've used it during the last three months to handle hundreds of deletion requests (spam pages, empty pages etc.) and modernize the main page. Sadly, there is no community at all at the moment, but there should be someone to keep an eye on this wiki anyway. I therefore request my temporary admin rights to be prolonged for a year. IJzeren Jan (talk) 23:09, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27 January 2015. Ruslik (talk) 20:25, 21 January 2015 (UTC)


Аль-Гимравий (talk) 06:59, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 29 January 2015. Ruslik (talk) 20:15, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See bureaucrat for information about the position. In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.


Hi, Arabic Wikipedia community was working on a project to import 100,000 article into Arabic Wikisource. Yesterday, and after 7 months of talks, we signed the paper work needed with the University of Jordan Library. Every thing is set to go. The request was applied by me last year, but we decided not to request the flags from the meta until we got the paperwork done with the Library. My username is Tarawneh. I am one of the first Wikipedians in the arabic community, almost 12 years now. I was granted a check-user and Bure flags for some time. And I still have my commons admin Flag. --Tarawneh (talk) 00:04, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

arwikisource is apparently a very small community—only four votes. It is sufficient neither for a bureaucratship nor for a permanent adminship. Only temporal adminship is possible. In addition, there is an active bureaucrat—Ciphers. You should direct all requests for userirghts to them. Ruslik (talk) 20:22, 22 January 2015 (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.

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 his administrator and bureaucrat flags as he has no activity after 2014-04-22 and we have several users seeking to de-flag him after asking him unsuccessfully.--Jusjih (talk) 02:43, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

@Jusjih: is this a removal due to an existing policy, if so please cite the policy. If not, is this a vote of no confidence? Such information will be required to determine how stewards will consider this request.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
This is a vote of no confidence.--Jusjih (talk) 01:53, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W 22:53, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop and bureaucrat flags on eswikivoyage. Thanks in advance. --Alan (talk) 16:05, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

On hold for one day, if you still decide otherwise. --MF-W 16:13, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your volunteer service. -- Avi (talk) 07:31, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


Please remove my rights. WV is becoming a sandbox more and more, I cannot handle that anymore. Thanks. :) Min's (talk) 08:50, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for admin resignation  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:50, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello. I'm a bureaucrat on and would like to ask you to remove adminship from this user, per discussion (community consensus) shown. I was sent here after informing stewards about our own review at the noticeboard. Thank you a lot! B. Jankuloski (talk) 17:13, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Done, rights removed. Savhñ 17:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


I am voluntarily resigning as the last bureaucrat, but keeping my administrator and import flags.--Jusjih (talk) 23:25, 26 January 2015 (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]