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==== EvgenyGenkin@ruwiki ====
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|discussion= Asking to remove my own status.
Please, remove my administrator status, I quit. [[User:EvgenyGenkin|EvgenyGenkin]] 12:00, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
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Requests and proposals Steward requests (<translate>


latest archive

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. </translate>

<translate> Old sections are archived by a [[<tvar|bot>User:SteinsplitterBot</>|bot]]. Click here for a list of archives.</translate>


  • Requests for bot flags are handled at [[<tvar|srb>SRB</>|SRB]], and requests for [[<tvar|globalg>Special:MyLanguage/Global groups</>|global permissions]] are handled at [[<tvar|srgp>SRGP</>|SRGP]].
  • 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 ([[<tvar|irp>WM:IRP#On other wikis</>|index]]).
  • For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the <tvar
Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests


Using this page

1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below: </translate>

==== User name@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |user name =
(your remarks)</translate> ~~~~

<translate> 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 signing confidentiality agreement

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally [[<tvar|nonpublic-data>Special:MyLanguage/Access to nonpublic personal data policy</>|require]] users to sign a [[<tvar|agreement>Special:MyLanguage/Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information</>|confidentiality agreement]]. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also [[<tvar|stew-handbook>Steward handbook/email templates</>|sign the confidentiality agreement]] with the Wikimedia Foundation. The request is placed on hold temporarily, until the receipt has been [[<tvar|idn>Access to nonpublic personal data policy/Noticeboard</>|formally confirmed]] by the Office. </translate>


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

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 BetaWiki project 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/Speedy deletions.

Currently-active temporary permissions are listed at /Approved temporary; copy granted requests to the appropriate section there, stating the date of removal in the section header and at the bottom of the request. 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.

Stephen G. Brown & Seb az86556@nvwikipedia

3rd temp. adminship (1st: October 15, 2009 - December 15, 2009. 2nd: December 15, 2009 - June 15, 2010). Ahéheeʼ. Seb az86556 09:18, 13 June 2010 (UTC)


Kanon6917 05:31, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

To translate the interface you have to visit translatewiki:, where I have helped with the translations to Aymara (a few). Also, have you notified the Aymara Wikipedia community? --Diego Grez return fire 01:48, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
He has, but his RfA has only been open twenty hours, with no community input. Microchip08 sewb
Yes I have as you said. Right here, but maybe there won't be many comminity inputs since there are not many active users in Aymar Wikipedia right now.--Kanon6917 03:47, 14 June 2010 (UTC)


I am sysop in lt.wikipedia project. I came up with the fact that lt.wikibooks project is very abandoned, 3 sysops available are not active, busy with other projects, the project lacks in any simple order, it's being attacked by vandals. Due to the small number of users in lt.wikibooks it's impossible to have even some kind of small vote. I request sysop rights in this project. Thank you in advance. 14:39, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done for IP. Please log in with a username.--Jusjih 20:49, 6 June 2010 (UTC)


Please consider giving Ssr sysop status per the discussion linked to above. The request has been open for almost two weeks now; there are only three supports, but that should be enough in this case as there is practically nobody editing there actively. Thanks - Tempodivalse [talk] 01:48, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Granted temporarily for half a year; expires December 5. - Andre Engels 17:27, 5 June 2010 (UTC)


Would like to edit css, like http://bm.wikipedia.org//w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Common.css, and there is only one admin, who recommends taking this way, see http://bm.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Discussion_utilisateur:ThurnerRupert ThurnerRupert 23:54, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Please add link to community discussion page about granting you admin status. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 01:06, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
what is the recommended proceeding for not very active wiki's, or for wikis with inexperienced users? see http://bm.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Emijrp/List_of_Wikipedians_by_number_of_edits. --ThurnerRupert 19:01, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
just start a local voting and, if in the next 2 weeks you will not reach any negative comment, we could grant you a temporary sysopship.--Nick1915 - all you want 01:23, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
for the request below: we usually don't grant temp 'crat access, so, if the community is too small, consequently the project doesn't need a bureaucrat and we (stewards) are able to substitute them for the required tasks--Nick1915 - all you want 01:31, 3 June 2010 (UTC)


I am requesting an extension to my adminship which expires today. Thanks Demmy 14:19, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

It's the nth request of an extension by Demmy. He's trusted by the local community and long time experienced. I think we could grant him a permanent access, any different opinion?--Nick1915 - all you want 10:51, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Any development??? Maybe you can grant a temporary adminship while you decide. I am the only active admin and there are sysop duties to perform in the mean time. Thanks Demmy 17:00, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, 2 weeks of temp sysopship, after that, if there aren't any comment, your flag will be permanet--Nick1915 - all you want 17:14, 5 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi, could you please provide us with a link to a discussion in your local community? --Mercy 08:13, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

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#Minimum_number_of_votes. 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.

please promote http://bm.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Guaka so we are in a better position to make the wiki more active, also to be seen in relation with http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/WMF_grants/wm_ch/wikipedia_bamako --ThurnerRupert 23:54, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

sorry, could you link here the relevant local community' discussion/voting?--Nick1915 - all you want 10:50, 2 June 2010 (UTC)


I am very active in the Karachay-Balkar Wikipedia and will continue so. Unfortunately, there are not many users in our Wikipedia. But we will continue to work. If I get a bureaucrat access, then our Wikipedia will become an independent and will not disturb anyone else. I hope for your understanding. Thank you. --Iltever 12:44, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

We tend to like to see a wiki have two bcrats. You are currently the only admin. I think Stewards can easily continue to deal with rights on the krc wiki for the time being. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 12:51, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
I totally disagree with Daniel. When a community asks for a bureaucrat they gain independence. It is good when stewards are not needed. Iltever has shown repeatedly to be a champion for his community, he has the trust of his community and this is more relevant then a fuzzy preference for two bureaucrats. GerardM 14:34, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
In the project should be more active users (and admins). If there is only one user, who is the admin and bureaucrat, it threatens to take over the project. I would suggest mark request as refused, the same as other similar requests. LeinaD (t) 14:44, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
According to Ethnologue, there are around ~100,000 of speakers of Karachay-Balkar language (yes, numbers are confusing, but the most precise one says somewhat more than 100,000). Counting that Internet access in Karachay-Balkar region is significantly lower than in, let's say, Lusatia (where Sorbian languages are spoken), we can't expect more than 10 active users for a long time. Thus, I would give to Iltever bureaucrat permissions. If something goes wrong, we can remove his permissions. The only requirement should be a clear explanation at Administrators page on krc.wp (in Karachay-Balkar, Russian and English) that any user can come here and report abuse of admin and bureaucrat permissions (in Russian or English). Before giving those permissions, I would like to hear other stewards that they feel convinced :) --Millosh 00:02, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
There are more than 300 thousand (Russian Census 2002) Karachay-Balkars just in Russia, and 97% of them use the language. :)
However, you're right, unfortunately we can't expect many active users for a long time. Of course I'll perform your requirement, and thank you for your confidence. :) --Iltever 01:54, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

I want to give one more note: With admins who are able to give bot flags, bureaucratship in such circumstances wouldn't be necessary. However, this is not yet solved and we [stewards] should solve this issue in the future. --Millosh 07:55, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Just to say that Iltever made requested page krc:Википедия:Администраторла and I may confirm that Russian and English version are the same (which matters, as the most of Karachay-Balkar speakers also speak Russian). I would ask Mav and Leinad to reconsider their positions :) --Millosh 05:36, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Iltever is doing great job at krc.wiki. The bureaucrat access will help him much as he will no longer need to go to meta for every minor task like bot flag or similar, the task always painful for us, non-natives in English. There is no much danger of his „overtaking“ the project, since he has proved to be a very adequate wikipedician with strong concerns about neutrality and quality. He does much not only in the Wikipedia itself but also in popularising it and generally the use of Karachay-Balkar in written form on the web; he also helps with useful advice and his newly acquired experience to other smaller wikipedias within the Russian language region (notably for me, to os.wiki). Amikeco 06:38, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

I'd like to see what other stewards think, since what I said is still my understanding of our best practice. I'm willing to be convinced that this is a special case. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 01:18, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

just my 2 cents I think that bureaucrat' flag should not be regarded as reward, but just as tech role... in a small community of 10 members, every bureaucrat' tasks could be easily carried out by stewards--Nick1915 - all you want 16:29, 5 June 2010 (UTC)


Nomination March 18. No opposition, 18 supports, one ambiguous. en.wikiversity Bureaucrat Cormaggio suggested waiting one more week for comment on April 15, and another bureaucrat, Mu301 (mikeu) agreed. Attempts have been made to contact both bureaucrats since then (see [1], [2] and email was sent. Please close the request with respect to Jtneil as local Bureaucrat so that he can handle the remaining adminship requests. Thanks. Abd 12:28, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 23:56, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

CheckUser access

To request CheckUser information, see Meta:Requests for CheckUser information. 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 checkuser-l-owner(at)lists.wikimedia.org so the listadmins know the person is allowed on the mailing list, and make sure they contact an op for access to #wikimedia-checkuser.


The user has identified to the WMF.[3] Thanks. Risker 23:36, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Jyothis 23:47, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Risker@flaggedrevs labswikimedia

User wants to test tool interaction on a labs site. User has a global account, the same permissions on the English Wikipedia, and is identified. --MZMcBride 05:13, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 11:33, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Rlevse@flaggedrevs labswikimedia

User wants to test tool interaction on a labs site. User has a global account, the same permissions on the English Wikipedia, and is identified. --MZMcBride 05:13, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 11:33, 13 June 2010 (UTC)


The user has identified to the WMF [4]--Ex13 22:40, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:02, 14 June 2010 (UTC)


The user has identified to the WMF [5]--Ex13 22:40, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 10:02, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or email oversight-l(at)lists.wikimedia.org for requests regarding English Wikipedia. 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.

Risker@flaggedrevs labswikimedia

User wants to test tool interaction on a labs site. User has a global account, the same permissions on the English Wikipedia, and is identified. --MZMcBride 05:14, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 11:34, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Rlevse@flaggedrevs labswikimedia

User wants to test tool interaction on a labs site. User has a global account, the same permissions on the English Wikipedia, and is identified. --MZMcBride 05:14, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 11:34, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Removal of access

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; 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.

==== username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = 
 |user name =  
 |discussion= <!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->
Your remarks, etc. --~~~~


Please, remove my administrator status, I quit. EvgenyGenkin 12:00, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Xabier Cid@glwiki

Yes check.svg Done We thank them for their time as an admin. --Jyothis 15:33, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Requests that don't fit in other sections belong here. Import rights can be granted 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:


--Devunt 05:42, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

You want to test, but for how long? What is povwatch permisson?--Jusjih 01:34, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
Infinite. When I finish test, i'll request removal. and testwiki doc. --Devunt 08:50, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
It says "This is a defunct flag, formerly used to identify users testing the Povwatch extension. The permission currently does nothing, as the extension is not installed."... J.delanoygabsadds 17:33, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
But can you give me permission?. even if povwatch is defunct flag. --Devunt 13:02, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Why do you want it if it does nothing? J.delanoygabsadds 01:29, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
I think it will be active again. :) --Devunt 15:13, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Testwiki has their own method of handing out permissions.  — mikelifeguard@meta:~$  13:59, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Cit Helper

Cit helper 21:39, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

To add spam URLs you need sysop access to edit the MediaWiki namespace. You will have to go through the RfA process to do that. Sorry. --Bsadowski1 06:46, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Not done. This is indeed something you'll have to request locally by going through a RfA. --Erwin 19:37, 13 June 2010 (UTC)


Would like to experience this userright first-hand in relation to the above-linked RFC. 7 days would be enough. –xeno (talk) 04:07, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

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