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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

Crosswiki requests
MetaWiki 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)

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)


There's no active sysop and bureaucrat. --Uğurkenttalk 17:40, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

On hold until 22 October 2014. Unless someone from the chapter tells us that they want you as an admin, then we could do it right away. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:43, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Application lasted three days saw. If you want to expect. This, thanks. Good wikis. --Uğurkenttalk 17:48, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Our bureaucrat the inactivity is unable to sysop access. Application is continuous sysop access. --Uğurkenttalk 17:18, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:23, 22 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)


Hi folks, Bengali Wikibooks currently has no admin and i'd like to help with clean up. I'd also like to install some editing gadgets to preference. Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 12:39, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 28th October --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:15, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


Hasn't been opposed for more than 2 weeks. — revimsg 13:25, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2015-01-21. Ajraddatz (talk) 15:19, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


Please grant me a temporary sysops access --Srikant Kedia 15:58, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27th October --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:10, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


No reaction from the local community in 18 days and no current administrator.--Engelseziekte (talk) 17:36, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2015-01-21. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:57, 21 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. --~~~~


Please remove sysop access. The user didn't make any sysop action within last thirteen months. --FriedrickMILBarbarossa (talk) 16:17, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Done, thanks for their service. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:40, 19 October 2014 (UTC)


No activity the past 7 months. Please remove sysop flag. --Christian Giersing (talk) 07:37, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for their service. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:25, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


I have removed my crat and CU flags. Matanya (talk) 14:31, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


As I am no longer either willing or able to commit time or effort to this wiki in a way that I consider acceptable according to my concept of what an admin there should be, I respectfully request removal of my admin tools (I'll keep my bot account and its flag for now as long as noone objects). Thanks very much, it was good while it lasted. Koumz (talk) 21:49, 22 October 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]