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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:

==== User name@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.

Dekel E@he.wikivoyage[edit]

Please grant permissions for one year. Thanks, Dekel E (talk) 16:44, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

I see one vote for and one against. Please, explain to us why you think that there a consensus to promote you. Ruslik (talk) 08:40, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
I agree. There is no consensus here. The biggest problem in our wiki is that we have just one more sysop, and he isn't active. We are small community of two active users. The user that opposed to my permissions isn't active too. I need this permissions to continue operate our wiki. I was a sysop in this wiki before a year, so I know the rules. Thanks, Dekel E (talk) 14:52, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Unfortunately, if there is no consensus to grant these flags, we cannot do it. Please help out as much as you can without the admin flag and ask global sysops or stewards in case no local admin is available. Savhñ 11:16, 3 May 2015 (UTC)


Quenhitran wants to prolong his adminship (the status will expire on 2015-05-07). Thanks. Tranminh360 (talk) 06:05, 4 May 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.


IRTC1015 was voted and approved for CheckUser access on Korean Wikipedia. Please give this user the CheckUser tool at kowiki. Thanks in advance. --Sotiale (talk) 16:46, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending identification to WMF -- MarcoAurelio 17:01, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

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.


Please remove inactive bureaucrat flag but keep the administrator flag. Jusjih (talk) 01:16, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold. Per ml discussion, it may be wise to wait a bit more. Please also notify the user about the vote and the community. I don't see any of those. Thanks. -- MarcoAurelio 14:23, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Left one more reminder to the user talk page. Where else to tell the community?--Jusjih (talk) 02:37, 2 May 2015 (UTC)


The above user inactive in last 1 year. Please remove his Bureaucrat and Administrator access as per community decision. this link is rule for inactive Administrator and Bureaucrat users.

  • Policy: 1 കഴിഞ്ഞ ആറു മാസത്തിനുള്ളിൽ ഒരു തിരുത്തു പോലും നടത്തിയിട്ടില്ല., = Minimum 1 edit must in last 6 months
  • 2 കഴിഞ്ഞ ഒരു വർഷത്തിനുള്ളിൽ അമ്പതു തിരുത്തുകൾ നടത്തിയിട്ടില്ല. = AND minimum 50 edits must in last year.

Thank you--Roshankerala (talk) 12:07, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

The indicated user does not currently have any user rights on ml.wikipedia. Savhñ 11:13, 3 May 2015 (UTC)


Only 3 admin actions in the last six months (as of 1 May 2015) and thus the user is defined as inactive admin and the rights should be removed. Stryn (talk) 13:54, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, einsbor talk 14:25, 3 May 2015 (UTC)


I've decided to resign, please remove my sysop rights at cs.wikipedia. Thank you. Harold (talk) 16:02, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day per standard practice. --Stryn (talk) 16:03, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Stryn (talk) 09:51, 4 May 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

User Ankry@plwikisource[edit]

I am sysop & bureaucrat @plwikisource. I am requesting for temporary importupload permission as we are planning to import few templates from other wikis (enwikisource, possibly frwikisource) and we prefer to do it with full history (to satisfy the attribution requirement of cc-by-sa license). Present configuration does not allow to do it via Special:Import page. I used this tool in oldwikisource, so I am familiar with it. Two weeks should be enough for the planned work. Ankry (talk) 19:48, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 month to expire on 2015-06-03. MBisanz talk 23:53, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

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