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|discussion= I've been pretty much inactive recently, no further need for the admin tools. Thanks [[User:Raven4x4x|Raven4x4x]] 01:42, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
|discussion= I've been pretty much inactive recently, no further need for the admin tools. Thanks [[User:Raven4x4x|Raven4x4x]] 01:42, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
:{{done}} - thank you for your service to the project. &nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;<b style="color:#309;">[[User:Mike.lifeguard|Mike]].[[User talk:Mike.lifeguard|lifeguard]]</b>&nbsp;&#124;&nbsp;<sup>[[:b:en:User talk:Mike.lifeguard|<span style="color:#309;">@en.wb</span>]]</sup> 02:59, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
===Miscellaneous requests===
===Miscellaneous requests===

Revision as of 02:59, 3 July 2009

<translate> Requests and proposals</translate> Steward requests (Permissions) <translate> latest archive</translate>
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 Betawiki. 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.

Please only make requests here after gaining the on-wiki approval of your local community. Please note that the "temporary access" section was removed due to redundancy. Please add your request for temporary sysopship to the administrator section.

Quick navigation: Administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions
Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Using this page

  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 =
    Thank you! ~~~~
  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"). Leave it blank and list them yourself if you're requesting access for multiple bots.
    • '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

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 receipt has been formally confirmed by the office.

Instructions for how you can confirm your identity can be found at: Steward handbook/email templates.

For stewards: Identification noticeboard.


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.


I please to restore my sysop status in the russian Wikinews.

User Leinad has incorrectly removed my sysop status in russian Wikinews. The status has been removed according to the voting. But I consider that the voting (Vote on "Wikinews:Forum") has been manipulated. Only three users have taken part in voting. Among them: User Ahonc has total only seven editings. Last two editings he has made on June, 26th 2008 and on April, 1st 2009. User Deevrod has made last editing on November, 14th 2008. After voting, these users also have not made any editing in russian Wikinews. Look hear: Contributions of Deevrod and Contributions of Ahonc. It means that these users have come to the project only to vote. But, actually they do not participate in the Wikinews. I have addressed to user Leinad on his discussion page, but he does not react. (Ygrek in Russian Wikinews) --Ygrek 11:12, 1 July 2009 (UTC).

Are there any rules about the requirements for voters in ru.wikinews? You made only 6(!) edits during last year (since July 2008 to July 2009), you are inactive there.--Ahonc 11:31, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
There are no rules of voting in the russian Wikinews. There are also no rules about activity or not activity of the sysops in the russian Wikinews.--Ygrek 22:43, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Ygrek has been asked to resolve issue on local discussion/voting, but since my request he didn't take any steps. Leinad 11:39, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
About what request you speak? Please specify the reference.--Ygrek 22:43, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Hello, IMHO the request for removal is indeed not really standing on a solid ground, for a request for adminship this voting would not have gone through for permanent adminship and Ygreks voting for adminship looked totally different n:ru:Викиновости:Заявки на статус администратора/Ygrek, but I am marking this to be reviewed by other stewards too, so other opinions are welcomed. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:25, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

See bureaucrat for information about the position. In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.


I had bureaucrat right, granted by Niki K. My right was lost probably in error. Sp5uhe 19:30, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

You've never had that right: [2]. But even if you had had it, we weren't allowed to give you that right: Please ask a local bureacrat to (re)instate it. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:33, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
This edition was made by Niki K after my rights changing. I am sure that, I had bureaucrat right. All local bureaucrats is not active for now (list, Niki_K, tsca). Niki K was activated after my email for changing my right only. Sp5uhe 20:47, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
According to the logs, you have never had the right, and we can't give them to you. If you wish to have them, hold a local voting, and if no 'crats can give you the rights within a few weeks, come here again. And please do not change the status-field; they are only to be changed by stewards. This request is X mark.svg Not done Laaknor 21:09, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Voting archive you can find in discussion section. Voting was finished 29 may. Last vote. It was more than four weeks ago. Sp5uhe 21:33, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
But bureaucrat Niki K has had edits after the voting, and has to be considered active. Stewards will not give the right when there active 'crats. Wait for one of the existing 'crats to give you the right. Laaknor 21:44, 1 July 2009 (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.

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 status, make sure you're logged in to a global account.

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).

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


Yes check.svg Done and thanks for all your work for sq.wikipedia. Laaknor 06:06, 2 July 2009 (UTC)


Thank you! Rosp 05:19, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, og takk for alt arbeidet ditt for Wikipedia på Svensk. Laaknor 06:02, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Takk sjelv --Rosp 06:23, 2 July 2009 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done - thank you for your service to the project.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 02:59, 3 July 2009 (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:

See also