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This page is for requests to have stewards grant or revoke administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight rights on Wikimedia projects which do not have a local permissions procedure.

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  • 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).
  • For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the #wikimedia-stewardsconnect IRC channel. In emergencies, type !steward in the channel to get the attention of stewards. Otherwise, you can type @steward for non-urgent help.

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 Wikimedia 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 this user group.

  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at Please do not request administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests. Approved temporary access requests are listed at SRAT. Requests are moved to that page by a bot.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

For permanent adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.


I request for a new term od adminship. I have left a notice on February 20. --Janezdrilc (talk) 12:05, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg In progress... until February 27, pending comments to notice. -- Avi (talk) 02:11, 25 February 2015 (UTC)


I request the renewal of my admin status on Wiktionary. Thank you. Zylbath (talk) 15:30, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg In progress... until March 2, pending discusssion. -- Avi (talk) 15:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)


I request for a sysop access on ace.wikipedia, since there's no active sysop here. Thank you. — 👦 rachmatwhd talk 04:42, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg In progress... Until February 28. -- Avi (talk) 05:10, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Les Meloures@lb.wiktionary[edit]

Discussion posted on 17th of February. No opposition. --Les Meloures (talk) 21:26, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

CheckUser access[edit]

See CheckUser policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request CheckUser information, see Steward requests/Checkuser. This is the place to request CheckUser access.
  • Temporary CheckUser access is not permitted and temporary access is only used by stewards.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has identified to the Wikimedia Foundation. An email template is available for requesting new users to identify. Breaching these rules may be the cause for removing your steward access.

Oversight access[edit]

See Oversight policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request to have content oversighted, ask for a steward in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect and contact a steward privately. This section is for requesting access to the Oversight tool.
  • For contact details about oversighters across the wikis, refer to this page.
  • Note that temporary Oversight access is not permitted and temporary status is only used by stewards.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has identified to the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • When a new user is assigned to this group, please add them to this list.

Removal of access[edit]

  • If you're requesting the removal of your own permissions, make sure you're logged in to your 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 permissions, you must gain consensus on the local wiki first. When there is community consensus that the user's access should be removed, a trusted user 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. However, as bureaucrats of some wikis may remove users from the administrator or bureaucrat group, please see also a separate list of these specific wikis.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.


  1. Samsam22
  2. Eskandarany
  3. Ramsis_II
  4. Mahmudmasri

--ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 10:13, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2: is there a local policy about inactivity? Would you please do a very short summary of its contents. Is there a local discussion that has taken place to which you can provide a wikilink? Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:16, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
I think we can safely close this request as "not done". The user hasn't edited arzwiki since 7 August 2014 and I doubt he knows a lot about the local policies with his 200 local edits there... (Though, correct me if I'm wrong!) Trijnsteltalk 23:27, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  •  Not done -- Avi (talk) 15:40, 24 February 2015 (UTC)


inactivity: 3 visits in 4 years inactive since more than a year as per local policy thus all privileges must be removed, sysop privilege not used since 4 years. --Kasallamä (talk) 17:30, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

It looks like they were active as recent as yesterday. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:00, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
That was last year. We've 2015 now. --Kasallamä (talk) 06:53, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 28 Feb 2015 Only a couple of days past a year. I have pinged the user on their talk page and asked them to respond here within the week.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:03, 21 February 2015 (UTC)


DaB. missed the affirmation of 2/3 of the voters in his sysop re-election. NNW (talk) 15:23, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done Please thank DaB for his service. -- Avi (talk) 16:20, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests[edit]

Requests for permissions that don't fit in other sections belong here. Importer rights can be granted on most wikis by stewards only. Please gain local community consensus before posting a new section here.

Note that the following types of permissions requests belong on separate pages:

  • SRB — Local or global bot status
  • SRGP — Global permissions

See also[edit]