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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 ask to give me admin rights. I'm a very active user in my local wikibooks (+5000 edits) and I need access to this right for making deeper changes there. By the way because of low number of currently active users, no consensus is possible: [1]. --Doostdar (talk) 07:06, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Please start a local vote or announcement anyway, link it here and leave it up for at least a week. Ajraddatz (talk) 03:18, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I announced it here, here and here. Now I'm waiting for your vote. --Doostdar (talk) 17:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 27 July the first url is where the vote would take place.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:00, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2014-10-27. --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 06:17, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks.--Doostdar (talk) 09:18, 28 July 2014 (UTC)


Pending the outcome of the community discussion, I am requesting that my temporary admin privileges be reinstated at fj.wikipedia. I have been carrying out local admin actions since being granted the rights in May 2013. The community is extremely small and I do not expect much participation in the discussion — it is not big enough to support a permanent admin.

Please keep this decision "on hold" until the outcome of the on-wiki discussion is determined on 1 Okosita (August 1). Vinaka vakalevu! - ʈucoxn\talk 00:38, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 1 August as per request  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:32, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Satdeep gill@pawikipedia[edit]

I have been given temporary adminship for 3 months and then for 6 months. I would like temporary adminship to be given for longer duration this time. At least an year. Satdeep gill (talk) 03:04, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until August 2--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 06:34, 27 July 2014 (UTC)


Because of the decay of his admin flag. --Tn4196 (talk) 14:49, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

I'd prefer to see a separate announcement for him. I don't see any mention of him in the initial post there, and his own comment seems to be a question, not an indication that he is running for extended admin access. Ajraddatz (talk) 14:55, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
In the initial post I asked opinions about all old admins but not Candalua, who is no longer involved in the project. GatoSelvadego's question was about the possibility to ask the permanent flag, but I have supposed that the local community isn't enough big yet. I don't consider to start a new discussion essential. --Tn4196 (talk) 15:11, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Even if there is no community to discuss it, our own best practices require that some announcement be put up which specifically identifies itself as a request for adminship for a specific user. After a week, if there is no opposition or comments, then I will grant him temporary adminship. I cannot grant adminship based on a generic discussion in which he did not specifically request the rights or accept a nomination. Thanks, Ajraddatz (talk) 17:40, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg on hold until at least 4 August I started a new discussion. --Tn4196 (talk) 20:33, 27 July 2014 (UTC)


I request temporary admin rights on sc.wikipedia. One of the two admins is not contributing since 2010, and now there are nor elections nor a lively community to vote.--L2212 (talk) 18:46, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Please, start a local discussion. Ruslik (talk) 18:58, 28 July 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.


Hello there. Hereby it is requested to grant a bureucrat access on Kazakh Wikipedia to me. The voting period is over with 100% positive votes. --Qarakesek (talk) 18:15, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

You first need to ask the existing bureaucrat User:Ashina to act (and wait some time to see if he responds) before stewards can consider this request. --MF-W 20:08, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
User:Ashina is not active. He dont answer to question.--Kaiyr (talk) 07:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 30 July I have pinged the 'crat on their kkWP user talk page, and we should wait seven days for the 'crat to respond.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:25, 23 July 2014 (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. --~~~~


Reasons for removal
  1. Agreed on the removal of the permission here
  2. Misuse of power , making user sysop without proper community consensus here
  3. Mostly inactive inactive for long period (Please look at Monthly Stats) in newiki.

- Nirmal Dulal (talk) 16:40, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure that we can do anything about this. Has there been a vote to remove his rights? Or, have you asked him to come here and resign? --Rschen7754 18:03, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I asked him to resign here. Then He put his resination here and also told that he'd put it on meta, but later he removed it himself. -Nirmal Dulal (talk) 01:40, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

 Not done under those circumstances, you will need to start a community discussion on whether to remove his privileges. Please come back when you have done so. --Rschen7754 01:50, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Here is our community discussion to remove his rights. - Nirmal Dulal (talk) 12:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
I love wikipedia and worked for the progress as bcrate and sysop. I am against familism and any type of discrimition. Ne.wikipedia is now dominated by particular family and their relatives. There is no consensus rule to give sysop and bcrat status, i was compelled to give sysop status a female contributor on the basis of her contributon to balance the situation and break the lobbies. I am lone indian sysop and bcrat on that project remaining are from Nepal. I request you to remove all b'crats and reduce the numbers of sysops as it was done on Hindi wiki before.Bhawani (talk) 17:04, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

... every on can see, In, there are b'crats, sysop and other contributor from different places and families. I think community is against his wrong work, So he just want to destroy every thing before he leaves.-Nirmal Dulal (talk) 00:43, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

  • this user was given sysop status on basis votes but now i came to know it is either fake or is run by this user. this useris b'crat all from from Dulal family. They are campaigning against me. i want progress of compare 25 thousand stubs (articles) to 15 sysops and 4 bureaucrats. Please remove all bureaucrats and sysops. And there is no need of b'crat within community. I suggest to appoint sysops only for this small project. I am neither leaving nor want to destroy. I will continue to work...Bhawani (talk) 03:31, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
I object the point that this user is fake , almost all community members have seen her , she has taken part in many Wikimedians meetup held in Kathmandu . Please find the reference to the discussion in the mailing list here , just posting this with the intent that will help Stewards make decision , apologies otherwise !--सरोज कुमार ढकाल (talk) 04:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • This user was given sysop status by User:Bhawani Gautam himself (here) and this user was given sysop status by User:RajeshPandey(here) not by me. As, he blaming me, I never misuse my power anywhere for my personal benefit, any steward can check community voting, this user's and present activity (Please look at Monthly Stats) in newiki and status of administrator, and make a right decision.- Nirmal Dulal (talk) 04:36, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I request to make consensus among the existing editors rather than blaming to each other. Bhawani is a reknowned wikipedian rewarded as Wikimedian of the Year 2011 during Wiki Conference India 2011. He has remarkable contribution to rise of Nepali Wikipedia as well as many other Wikis in Indic Language. I request Bhawani to follow the general rules and practices while assigning powers to the users. And request to Stewards not to remove his bureaucratic right.--Ganesh Paudel (talk) 06:08, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I think we already discuss locally about this matter. - Nirmal Dulal (talk) 06:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Enough campaigning, it is improper to do that on this page, your bickering belongs on your own wiki. One of the stewards will review the case, especially as now we have been pointed to the de-admin process. As there is claim and counter-claim, it will take some time for one of us to wade through this. Changing it to Time2wait.svg On hold.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:05, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
It should probably remain open a few more days, to be sure that everyone has voted. --Rschen7754 17:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

@Nirmal Dulal, Ganesh Paudel: Does neWP have any particular rules that relate to the removal of an administrator? If there any such rules, eg. voting period, number of votes, etc. would you please quote those here in English, and add any relevant url. Also, could you please confirm whether the discussion specifically states that the discussion is for 1)removal of admin rights, or 2) removal of bureaucrat rights, or 3) removal of admin and bureaucrat rights. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:14, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

We have applied here to revoke both the Admin and Bureaucrat right of Mr. Bhawani Gautam. We have made rules to give a contributor admin right but he intentionally misused his power and provided Admin right against the rules. We have some provision to revoke the power here. It says if an administrator or a bureaucrat misuses his power community can request to stewards to revoke the power. and if needed community can discuss here about this matter. Thanks! - Nirmal Dulal (talk) 15:28, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

With 9 out of 11 people supporting the desysop, and all of them being admins or people with at least a few hundred edits, I'm leaning towards removing the rights. Admittedly, I haven't read the discussion or run it through translation software. Waiting to see what other stewards think. --Rschen7754 05:35, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Depending on any neWP policy that puts specific conditions for removal, hence my questions previously, I am in agreement with you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:36, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Please remove my both status, thanks-Bhawani (talk) 14:29, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thanks for your efforts with the newiki community  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:15, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Bhawani Gautam@sa.wikipedia[edit]

I wish to resign from my admin right on the Sanskrit Wikipedia. Regards, --Bhawani (talk) 11:13, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

{{on hold|admin=1}}  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:45, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thanks for your efforts in that community  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:07, 26 July 2014 (UTC)


Due to other commitment in real life, I wish to resign from sysop at thwiki. Thank you. --G(x) (talk) 15:11, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for admin resignation  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:06, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done thanks for your service. Matanya (talk) 11:04, 27 July 2014 (UTC)[edit]

I thank User:Restu20 for his work as a sysop. --Euphydryas (msg) 15:40, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Is it usual for there to be no courtesy warning, or check with the user prior to the removal of their rights?  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:11, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Removal is "automatic", but the requesting sysop has left a message on the relevant user talk. --M/ (talk) 16:13, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Is not normal: as far as I'm concerned, I unfortunately I realized only now (in those days I was offline) Thanks. --Euphydryas (msg) 16:16, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the policy does not require notification, like on most wikis. Yes check.svg Done, with thanks to the user for their service as an administrator. Snowolf How can I help? 16:41, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Jasper Deng@ukwikimedia[edit]

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 04:02, 28 July 2014 (UTC)


Please remove Floquenbeam's Oversight access. Many thanks to Floquenbeam for his hard work on the arbitration committee. WormTT 12:42, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Oversight rights removed, admin rights retained. Thanks and please express our gratitude for their volunteer work.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:46, 29 July 2014 (UTC)


Due to our policy, I hereby request removal of admin access because of inactivity in the main namespace longer than one year. Kangel has been notified ([3]). --PG (talk) 05:35, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done; please pass on our thanks for their efforts.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:05, 30 July 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:

Jürgen Oetting@de.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove the sysop rights from Jürgen Oetting. He resigned from his work at de arbcomde. --Itti (talk) 07:45, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 09:26, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

See also[edit]