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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 ====
    {{sr-request
     |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
     |domain    =
     |user name =
     |discussion= 
    }}
    (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.

Requests[edit]

COPY THE FOLLOWING CODE to the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== Username@xxproject ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =
 |discussion= 
}}

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 translatewiki.net 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.

Stewards
Currently-active temporary permissions are listed at /Approved temporary; please use {{Systmp}} for temporary permission. Please invite new sysops to the admin IRC channel.
Archiving
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.

محمد مجیب@sdwikipedia[edit]

(I want to be admin to delete empty articles and improve the Sindhi wikipedia for always.) محمد مجیب (talk) 2:50, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Requests should be posted for at least one week. On hold at least until Dec 21. --M/ (talk) 10:45, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2015-02-21. Ajraddatz (talk) 19:17, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Mjbmr@fawikinews[edit]

Temp access for three months, thank you.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 07:58, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

The user has history of misusing the tool and being blocked in multiple projects, and in This RFA most of the votes are loan votes from fawiki and most of voters have no edit in faWikinews, I would like to mark this request as not done, but I would like to another steward take a look to this request Mardetanha talk 05:33, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Vote page has been open since 12th Dec to 19th Dec and is locked by local admin, no objection in this time has been made. btw no misusing has been done by me.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 06:44, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
There is an existing problem between this user and a steward at the home wiki of the steward. This has resulted in statements, maybe accusations being made, and that are not relevant to a wikiworld; and noting that this user was blocked here for an extended period for continuing on that matter. I wish to know that in granting rights that these contentious matters are not going to occur in conversations on faWN.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:28, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm good at avoiding issues like this happen but sometime the person don't like kisses and hugs, if you don't think this grant should not be done, you better have a good excuse for local community.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 13:02, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
That is called avoiding answering the question. The request was for a reassurance of how you would undertake the role and to not undertake contentious conversations/matters, not an inflammatory comment.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:22, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Of course I'll refrain from occurring issues of conflict. But I didn't mean to avoid answering your question, I meant this request is for a community not only myself, 'cause I'm looking to help the project.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 08:28, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
I won't let the contentious matters happen in fawikinews, if is that what you asking, you have my word.  Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 10:18, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Bragi H@iswikibooks[edit]

As an follow up to Bragi H´s request to get an admin right on is.wikibooks (linked above), I would like to ask stewards to give him administrator rights. is.wikibooks does not have any beurocrats to give him this right.--Snaevar (talk) 13:03, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

The discussion that you link to is nearly a year old, and we would want to see a fresh or updated notice to the community. Once that is done, please ping this discussion, and stewards will revisit it a week afterwards to gauge any discussion.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:07, 21 December 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.

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 checkuser-l-owner-at-lists.wikimedia.org 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 oversight-en-wp-at-wikipedia.org. 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.

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 ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = 
 |user name = 
 |discussion= <!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->
}}
Your remarks, etc. --~~~~

Beachcomber@nl.Wikibooks[edit]

Please remove my administrator rights at Nl Wikibooks. I'm still an active contributor, and want to concentrate on writing when I find the time, Beachcomber (talk) 17:30, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours per standard operating procedure for a self-request. -- Avi (talk) 19:32, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg uitgevoerd, rechten weggehaald. Dank voor uw bijdrage als moderator. Mvg, Savhñ 01:23, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Scrutineers to enWP elections[edit]

Status:    Done

Removed the checkuser rights for Barras, Trijnstel, and Matanya at English Wikipedia following their temporary assignation to undertake scrutineer duties there. (Email request to stewards).  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:55, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Aren't you a local sysop on enwiki? --MF-W 23:35, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, and I was also the reserve scrutineer, which indicated that I was sufficiently removed from the process. To also note that they were rights granted via Stewards' noticeboard, rather than here, and not present in our temporary permissions archive. All things that we can look to improve next year.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:05, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
The latter is not true: Steward requests/Permissions/2014-11#Matanya@enwiki. Trijnsteltalk 11:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Trijnstel, I said the temporary permissions archive, where I would expect to see them, though it is good to know that they were separately requests here.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:16, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
IMO, it falls into an exception for being a non-controversial removal, as described in our policy. Though not self-requested, it is clear that it should be done the way it was after the scrutineers' participation was ended, thus there was no decision taken by Billinghurst. It would have been better though, if this request had been started by a commissioner/coordinator.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 00:55, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
For transparency, I was the one who sent the email to the list; in the past the scrutineers have removed the rights themselves following the elections. I know some people have viewed CU/OS granted by ArbCom to be okay for homewiki actions, but as we recently had a case where enwiki ArbCom didn't follow their own procedures recently regarding CU/OS granting, I'm not so sure that this is a good practice for stewards from an ArbCom homewiki to be granting permissions on that wiki moving forward, as it could be controversial. --Rschen7754 05:20, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

MelM@pt.wikipedia[edit]

Remove my sysop rights, please. Thanks.--MelM (talk) 23:26, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours, as per standard praxis. -Barras talk 23:56, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for your past work on the projects! -Barras talk 01:08, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

A1@uawikimedia[edit]

Remove sysop and crat flag. See Site administration policy.--Anatoliy (talk) 23:56, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

@Ahonc: Would you please link to a discussion on uaWM, or provide for the record the authority within uaWM with which you are requesting the removals.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:10, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Ahonc has linked to the policy of the wiki which states that a person can have a 'crat or sysop rights just if he is a member of the Board or of the Audit Committee, or a specific per person board decision should be made. Yesterday we had an AGM and the people listed by Ahonc weren't elected to neither the Board nor the Audcomm. --Base (talk) 10:23, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:06, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Yakudza@uawikimedia[edit]

Remove sysop and crat flag. See Site administration policy.--Anatoliy (talk) 23:56, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Ahonc has linked to the policy of the wiki which states that a person can have a 'crat or sysop rights just if he is a member of the Board or of the Audit Committee, or a specific per person board decision should be made. Yesterday we had an AGM and the people listed by Ahonc weren't elected to neither the Board nor the Audcomm. --Base (talk) 10:24, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:06, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Kvz65@uawikimedia[edit]

Remove sysop and crat flag. See Site administration policy.--Anatoliy (talk) 23:56, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Ahonc has linked to the policy of the wiki which states that a person can have a 'crat or sysop rights just if he is a member of the Board or of the Audit Committee, or a specific per person board decision should be made. Yesterday we had an AGM and the people listed by Ahonc weren't elected to neither the Board nor the Audcomm. --Base (talk) 10:24, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:06, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Kharkivian@uawikimedia[edit]

Remove sysop and crat flag. See Site administration policy.--Anatoliy (talk) 23:56, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Ahonc has linked to the policy of the wiki which states that a person can have a 'crat or sysop rights just if he is a member of the Board or of the Audit Committee, or a specific per person board decision should be made. Yesterday we had an AGM and the people listed by Ahonc weren't elected to neither the Board nor the Audcomm. --Base (talk) 10:24, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:06, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Bdk@de.wikipedia[edit]

Bdk made no edit or log entry in the past 365 days. Please remove sysop bit per local policy. Regards, IW 18:33, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, Please thank them for their work! -Barras talk 18:43, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Erzbischof@de.wikipedia[edit]

Erzbischof made no edit or log entry in the past 365 days. Please remove sysop bit per local policy. Regards, IW 18:33, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, Please thank them for their work! -Barras talk 18:43, 21 December 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]