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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.


I hereby request to be made an administrator for the Iñupiaq Wikipedia, which is seriously out of date and the Main Page was clearly not created by someone who knows any Iñupiaq. I am not a native speaker but I grew up around the language and I'm am learning more every day. Please help me revitalize this page by granting me administrator rights to this page. Quyanaqpak (Thank you very much) Naulagmi (talk) 05:08, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

@Naulagmi: you will need to put your request to the ikWP community, and it will need to be available to that community for comment for at least a week, prior to the stewards consider granting rights. Once you have presented that proposal to the community, then please add the link to the discussion field in the template.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:13, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: The ikWP community is pretty much nonexistent. There has been almost zero activity on the wiki besides my own contributions and some wikibots. There is a sole administrator who has not been active since several years ago. I could in theory present a proposal to the community for comment, but I guarantee you that there will be no comment besides my own. Furthermore, I did leave a comment on the main page asking for assistance in becoming an administrator several months ago (see last comment on page:, but of course there were no responses. - naulagmi Naulagmi 12:38, 13 October 2014 (AST)
Please start a local request anyway, and link to it here. After a week (even if nobody comments) then we will grant you temporary sysop access for a few months. Sorry to force you through the hoops, but we follow this procedure for anyone volunteering to be an admin on a small project. Thanks :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 21:32, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
@Naulagmi: are you progressing with this application ass instructed by Ajraddatz? If not, I will close the request.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:31, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: :@Billinghurst: Yes, I am. Here is a link to the ikWP community discussion page: naulagmi Naulagmi 13:31, 18 October 2014 (AST)
@Naulagmi: Odd request, but please login and sign that request so that people know who they are voting on :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 04:08, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: Did it! (I believe) Naulagmi (talk) 00:25, 25 October 2014 (AST)

Time2wait.svg On hold Until November 1 to allow 1 week for local discussion. -- Avi (talk) 17:35, 28 October 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)[edit]

Currently Zylbath is the admin. There are a lot of issues with the wikipedia though, a lot of errors in things which only admins can change and which contain wrong grammar use. Also, there is one admin but I 'm a very active user too and as I 'm an active contributer I would like to have the possibility to do more at the Wikipedia to improve it and make it into a Wikipedia which improves. I did a co-admin request but Zylbath said that it's very unlikely that Wikipedia would accept another Admin or Moderator at the wikipedia. Therefore I post a request here, so that I can see if you think it would be good to have more admins at the Wikipedia. Bokareis (talk) 22:38, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

There are no local bureaucrats who could give you the admin status, so you've come to the right place. But the stewards here (who can) need to see that the gotwiki community agrees with you having this status. So the right way would be to ask the community on a page where you usually discuss common issues (I'm guessing got:Wikipedia:𐌱𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐍃_𐌱𐍂𐌿𐌽𐌽𐌰) and then demonstrate that you have support - if you have it. — Yerpo Eh? 12:37, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
@Bokareis: to note that many of the grammar issues should be dealt with at rather than on the specific wiki, so if it is the grammar that needs fixing, please look there.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:54, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Didn't they disable something related to Gothic there? At first, I thought they outright disabled everything related to Gothic, but I checked, and it appears I can edit MediaWiki-related stuff. Perhaps they simply killed the process that's supposed to draw in Gothic translation updates from there?
I guess we'll see sooner or later since I transliterated MediaWiki:Friday back to Gothic. Espreon (talk) 12:17, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Further to the initial post, it is not up to a single admin to refuse your nomination, nor does it require their permission, nor is there a limitation on numbers, so hopefully we can knock that commentary on the head. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:49, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
@Siebrand: are you available to address the issue of Gothic at Translatewiki? Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:49, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Hey, I just stated my meaning about it. I would expect a better tone of an admin. He can't wander around and insult people or behave so stubborn when he doesn't get his will. If he would change that, I am fine with it if he sees the need for being an admin. I don't, but that's not solely up to me. That's what I said.
To the translationwiki: It is already closed a long time ago because the translators used too much Latin script. I argued a lot and several times on translatewiki with them and told them that I totally agree with using Gothic script. But all they've done is doing the good auld meta discussion about having a Wikipedia in a dead language and how silly that is. That's their excuse for shutting the translation function down... Zylbath (talk) 14:45, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Like I already explained to you, the reason that I acted like that is that I translated about 50 pages of a website in Gothic with a word from the dictionary at the Gothic wikipedia which I assumed to be correct. Suddenly I was told that it was incorrect, while the correct form was basically nowhere at the Gothic wikipedia and you just need to guess what the right form is if you use it. The reason for this being stubborn is that some words are already used like 200 times and if words then suddenly get changed this would either mean that a word needs to be corrected about 200 times or that a new word is proposed for official use which will in fact never get used and will end up wrong in the dictionary. For me, the Gothic language revival is a very serious issue and the reason that I 'm stubborn is because for me this is not some fun side-project in which you can do whatever you like, in fact I do a lot of translation work because I want the language to become at least similar to Lojban and Klingon, being used in some places, therefore we need rules and very good thinking before we do anything and most of all, there needs to be transparency which seems to be the biggest problem in our wiki, because it is not clear to a user at all which words to use etc., because there are so much problems at our wikipedia. And sometimes I just have a bad day, normally I don't insult people, also for one of the admins from Wikipedia, the English one, it's normal to insult the articles of users at wikipedia, I don't recall his name exactly. Bokareis (talk) 15:15, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
 Not done at this time. This is not a page for a community's discussion, so please take this back to the gotWP community and work out whether the community desires/needs another admin or not, and the reason. Whether it is or not, is not the issue here. Please work it all out in your community.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:00, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

IJzeren Jan@nov.wikipedia[edit]

The Wikipedia in Novial made an energetic start in 2006, but after 2009 there has been virtually no activity anymore. Both admins have been completely inactive for several years now. In other words, it looks like this wiki has been abandoned by its creators and at present there is no community at all. There is also another problem with this wiki: it is, to put it bluntly, full of stuff that shouldn't be there: nearly one thousand of pages that are empty or contain nothing but a navigation template linking to other pages that contain nothing but the same template; hundreds of articles containing nothing but the text "X es urbe in Y"; articles in other languages, etc. Some articles are heavily over-categorised, while many of the articles with real content haven't been categorised at all. I have nothing but respect for the work done by previous editors, but in its current state it is hard to find the "real" articles, and after all, it is not size that matters, but quality. Sometimes stewards and global sysops pop by to kill spam, but empty pages and nonsense pages have been waiting for deletion for years now. In other words, this wiki is in desperate need of maintenance.

I therefore request adminship for the Novial Wikipedia. I am not a proficient speaker of the language, but (being some kind of a specialist on constructed languages) I know the basics, and I have been a regular visitor and occasional contributor from the beginning. I have posted the same request on "Li komun chambre" over a week ago, but with no response. IJzeren Jan (talk) 23:15, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2015-01-29. 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. no objections in community, granted  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:59, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! IJzeren Jan (talk) 14:07, 29 October 2014 (UTC)


It has come to my attention that the quality of the Manx used on the Manx language Wikipedia is so bad that some of it is incomprehensible. As a native speaker, I feel it is a great shame that the site has come to this, with many of the articles arguably not even in Manx, just Irish with Manx spelling. Many of my students, and learners who I have met, have become confused when trying to read articles on the site, which upsets me as I know it would be an invaluable resource for learners. This is why I am asking for adminship of the Manx Wikipedia - some of the current writers are damaging the quality of the site (albeit in an act of attempted kindness, for which I am grateful) and rendering the website useless. I have, on numerous occasions, had to delete huge chunks of work as they make no sense whatsoever, and rewrite many articles due to their blatant mistakes. I regret having to bring this to your attention, and again repeat my thanks to those who have tried to create a resource.Danielquayle (talk) 21:36, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

@Danielquayle: Have you placed a request/notification to the community? If so, please link to it in the discussion field above. Stewards will assess the request from seven days after the date of the discussion at the wiki. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:21, 28 October 2014 (UTC)


User:Рахман3 requested adminship, local community agreed. unsigned comment by Maqmud Abdujaparov (talk)

<non-steward comment> For the stewards: please look at this carefully. Is it a bot as told on an user's page (and this)? Also, user's edit history is not very convincing. Btw, what was that? --Stryn (talk) 20:09, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
As an admin of Karakalpak Wikipedia, I'm against to give admin privileges to this candidate. The reasons are, first of all, he just recently joined, thus not aware of most of the Wikipedia rules and regulations. Secondly, the articles he made are not that good quality in terms of both grammar and content. If he will do some progress on those mentioned aspects, we can review his request. Thanks for attention. Qarahat (talk) 01:37, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
 Not done at this time. @Maqmud Abdujaparov: Please take it back to the community for further discussion and resubmit following that extended discussion. I will reopen the discussion at kaaWP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:42, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Further note, that the period of nomination and recommendation to stewards was not of the expected duration, and looking at the quickness of the voting, and other similarities in processes and wording that processing of the application should be done with diligence.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:51, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

संजीव कुमार@hi.wikibooks[edit]

There is no active sysop. ☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 01:38, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2015-01-29. Ajraddatz (talk) 02:05, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

संजीव कुमार@hi.wikiquote[edit]

There is no active sysop. ☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 01:38, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2015-01-29. Ajraddatz (talk) 02:05, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

संजीव कुमार@hi.wiktionary[edit]

There is no active sysop. ☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 01:38, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2015-01-29. Done all three above, thanks for volunteering. Nobody voted, but the requests have been open for about two weeks, and none of the projects have active communities. You're already a sysop on hiwiki, and just because you didn't canvass for votes doesn't mean you shouldn't be allowed to help out. Please start new discussions to renew your sysop bits in three months time. Thanks again, Ajraddatz (talk) 02:05, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for above three confirmations. I will try to make all above three as active communities.☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 16:20, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

عرفان ارشد@ur.wikiquote[edit]

Urdu Wikiquote has no local sysop.--Irfan Arshad (talk) 15:43, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2015-04-29. Discussions lasted at least a week with no significant opposition. 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. -- Avi (talk) 17:27, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Obaid Raza@ur.wikiquote[edit]

Only one sysop isn't enough--Irfan Arshad (talk) 15:56, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2015-04-29. Discussions lasted at least a week with no significant opposition. 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. -- Avi (talk) 17:27, 29 October 2014 (UTC)


I am asking for prolongation of my adminship in Persian wikibooks. The only present admin there is not so active and we need another admin eventhough no consensus is possibble because there aren't enough users there. --Doostdar (talk) 09:42, 30 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.

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. --~~~~

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]