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According to desision of local Abitration Comitee we are requesting removal of User's [[:ru:User:Zimin.V.G.|User:Zimin.V.G.]] sysop rights on ru.wikipedia. Thanks in advance. --[[User:Levg|Levg]] 21:23, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
According to desision of local Abitration Comitee we are requesting removal of User's [[:ru:User:Zimin.V.G.|User:Zimin.V.G.]] sysop rights on ru.wikipedia. Thanks in advance. --[[User:Levg|Levg]] 21:23, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
:Done. [[User:PeterSymonds|PeterSymonds]] ([[User talk:PeterSymonds|talk]]) 21:26, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
==== SamOdin@ukwikipedia ====
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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:JarBot</>|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

Steward requests/Permissions/Sysop-header


Hello. I am a checkuser on ar.wp and admin on some other ar projects. Ar.Wikinews has been abandoned for a while and i need the admin tools to maintain the project. There is a nomination page in the above link, but i do not expect much people will vote!. Ciphers 12:08, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 18 May, as it seems you've created the vote page today. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 12:13, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
The nomination has been there for more than a year, though it is true i added a note for voting today. Anyway there is no rush we could wait till 18th. Thank you for your prompt reply. --Ciphers 12:28, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Sky Harbor@tl.wikibooks

I was previously granted temporary adminship twice on the Tagalog Wikibooks: first when the project became active, and second just 1-2 years ago. The project is currently rife with copious levels of vandalism due to months, years even, of no maintenance after the project's permanent admin, Felipe Aira, became inactive. While I've been reverting edits for a while, I think the tools will better help me to clean up the project. --Sky Harbor (talk) 12:01, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

On hold until 19 May. Ruslik 13:09, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Pietro Roveri@ptwikiversity

After 1 month, elected by consensus. Our policies say to end an election after 14 days. Vlademir Santos 17:18, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

You mean a permanent adminship, do not you? Ruslik 17:24, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
They mean that the RFA lasted 1 month instead of the typical 14 days, and it still passed with 2 weeks for any extra comments. Therefore yes, this is a permanent adminship request. The Helpful One 17:36, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done granted temp for 6 months, as 3 voters are too few. expires 15.11.2011 Matanya 21:11, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Steward requests/Permissions/Crat-header


According to the community vote, please grant bureaucrat access for Ozymandias@ptwikiversity. He is a sysop only since a month ago, but was previously from May 2008 to February 2010 (resigned). 555 21:57, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

  • As best I recall, I believe the current practice is to only provide bureaucrat access to wikis with enough traffic such that a request for bureaucratship receives a minimum of 15 supports. With only 5, the wiki is usually considered too sparse to support native bureaucrats. -- Avi 22:49, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Seems to be an obscure rule that took me a several pages of scanning to find: Requests for comment/Minimum voting requirements#Bureaucrat. It still doesn't look very "official" but I suppose policy pages are descriptive not prescriptive. Killiondude 00:29, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
    It's actually not a rule (yet), the draft of the RFC was never approved, I've given a 3 mth temp crat until we figure it out. fr33kman 17:38, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

My sincere apologies to both Ozymandias and fr33kman for any mixups, but outside of one exception (still hotly debated), the consensus amongst the stewards for years has been not to grant temporary 'crat access. If the minimum requirement for projects to have a 'crat needs to be changed, that should be re-addressed here on Meta. Until such point, however, the current consensus should stand. The removal of the bit should in no way shape or form be construed as a lack of confidence in either Ozymanidas or fr33kman; solely an reversion to consensus. Again, on behalf of the stewards, my apologies to both for any misunderstandings and unintentional hard feelings. -- Avi 17:56, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

This rule has been applied to all projects? Ozymandias 19:58, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
As far as I know, outside of one exception, there has never been the application of a temporary bureaucrat, nor has bureaucrat access been given to anyone who did not receive a minimum of 15 responses to the RfB. -- Avi 20:01, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Per Avi. Temporary bureaucrat access will not be granted. As far as I recall there have been 2 exceptions and one of them was kind of an office action. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 01:51, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Per Avi, Dfeng and [2] with very limited active users there, temporary bureaucrat flag is to be rejected as I see no need. Requests_for_comment/Minimum_voting_requirements#Bureaucrat should better become a global policy.--Jusjih 07:03, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Sorry Jusjih, I agree with Avi but this[3][4], does not confirm your assertion.Ozymandias 16:07, 12 May 2011 (UTC)


I request to be admin and bureaucrat on http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org. I am one of the lead organizers, per Wikimania 2012/Bids/Washington, D.C. and would like to proceed with getting the wiki setup and all in order. Aude 13:18, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP ██ 13:19, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

CheckUser access

Steward requests/Permissions/CU-header

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.

Removal of access


  • 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 [[<tvar|self-discussion>Talk:Steward_requests/Permissions/2011#Self_requests</>|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 [[<tvar|crat-rem>Bureaucrat#Removing_access</>|separate list of these specific wikis]].
  • See the [[<tvar|usage>#Using this page</>|instructions above]] for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.</translate>


According to desision of local Abitration Comitee we are requesting removal of User's User:Zimin.V.G. sysop rights on ru.wikipedia. Thanks in advance. --Levg 21:23, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:26, 15 May 2011 (UTC)


I`m requesting removal of my sysop rights on uk.wikipedia. Fanks.--SamOdin 12:14, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done; thanks for your work. -- Mentifisto 12:17, 15 May 2011 (UTC)


The editor has sadly passed away and the guidelines (en:Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians/Guidelines, they really have thought of everything) state that any "bits" should be removed to prevent any potential compromising of the account. --Woody 23:50, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done sorry to hear. Matanya 23:52, 7 May 2011 (UTC)


This bureaucrat has remained inactive after 2010-04-15 despite notices. Please remove the bureaucrat and administrator flags after the unanimous 4 votes to support de-flagging.--Jusjih 08:11, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik 08:40, 12 May 2011 (UTC)


In addition to removing Vipuser above, I am voluntarily announcing my resignation as the bureaucrat. As I would like to remain an administrator there, I would like to stress the need to discuss Requests_for_comment/Minimum_voting_requirements#Bureaucrat as having just one bureaucrat in a wiki is redundant.--Jusjih 08:11, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik 08:40, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header

Four users@thwikipedia

During the test of new Abuse filter extension on Thai Wikipedia, I (user name: Taweetham) have accidentally lost auto-confirm status. The other three users (user names: Aristitleism, Sasakubo1717, Octahedron80) lost theirs too because of filter #2 that I have set up. The filter is now deactivated by other admin but we still cannot retrieve our status. Local sysops and bureaucrats have tried their best to fixed this but to no avail. So, requesting help here is our last resort solution. Please kindly restore auto-confirm status on th.wikipedia for four of us (Taweetham, Aristitleism, Sasakubo1717, Octahedron80). Thank you very much. --Taweetham 03:04, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Would you prefer if every action of that filter is undone, or if only your 4 users autoconfirmed status is restored? Which is better likely depends on how many other users were impacted. Prodego talk 03:44, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Done. No other (unblocked) users were affected. —Pathoschild 03:53:49, 08 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for restoration. But I have to say that certain functions are still locked and therefore unable to be used, such as special characters under text box and Scripts. And I guest that the three other users suffer with the same also. --Aristitleism 04:23, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
After discussion, it is local problem, not in connection with this restoration or filter. Sorry. --Aristitleism 04:41, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you very much. We have just introduced a number of MediaWiki extensions and upgrades resulting in a mess like this one. As my autoconfirm status is restored, I can now clear up other problems at local site myself. --Taweetham 05:31, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

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