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This is an archived version of this page, as edited by Majorly (talk | contribs) at 01:41, 27 March 2010 (→‎Removal of access). It may differ significantly from the current version.

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.

Old sections are archived. The list of archives is below.

  • Requests for bot flags are handled at SRB, and requests for global permissions are handled at 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 (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 | Interface 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:

==== Username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |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]]"). This should normally be for at least one week, but no more than three weeks (if so, you'll need to restart the process).

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 require users to sign a confidentiality agreement. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also sign the confidentiality agreement with 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

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.

Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy@vi.wikibooks

 On hold Hello Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy. Please post a notice on the local requests page (village pump or b:vi:Thảo luận Wikibooks:Người quản lý) and leave it open for some days (~1 week) to gauge community consensus. Thank you. — Dferg (talk) 17:03, 26 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Thank you! ― Teak 17:30, 25 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Done temp sysop extended for 6 months. Expires Sept 25, 2010. --Jyothis 17:35, 25 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]


(thanks ) सरोज कुमार ढकाल 07:14, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Saroj, Though there are no admins, please start an RfA page and conduct a voting. As there are not many active users, you may consider Temp adminship as an alternative. Do let us know. Thanks!--Jyothis 12:23, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much , I have created the Rfa page in my talk page here.. and I found that I need to change the logo and also the title of the main page ...can you please guide me through the process how can I acquire atleast temporary adminship ? I will try my best ... --सरोज कुमार ढकाल 17:23, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Saroj, Please move the RfA to the local Village Pump (If you dont have one, you may start one modelling the En Wiki page). If you cant, please place the RfA on the talk of main page. Let the RfA stand for a week and we will grant a temp adminship. Thanks --Jyothis 19:36, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I have moved the page Rfa page to the talk page of the main page as you have advised me ..thanks for guiding me ..--सरोज कुमार ढकाल 21:23, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]


(Moved from Meta request for admin) Avi 18:01, 19 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I see you are an admin and crat there, presumably temporary. Has there been a discussion onwiki regarding permanency? -- Avi 18:06, 19 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Rights were granted locally on 2005.
Please state exactly what are you requesting, otherwise we can not help you. Thanks. — Dferg (talk) 18:02, 22 March 2010
Yes, I only get temporary adminship untill now. I want permanency. So far, there have not been not many users, but we can start a discussion about permanency, if needed. But it will be as formel as for last temporary adminship demand. --Lucyin 18:45, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
If the project is too small to have a formalized process, that is fine, but you have to have an on-wiki discussion for a respectable length of time (I'd personally say at least 5-7 days) and then if there is a consensus to make it permanent, link that discussion above (in the discussion = section of the tag) and we can get to work. -- Avi 18:47, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
So, this is not a request for wa wikipedia but for wa wiktionary as far as I can see. The heading and the template pointed to wikipedia. Is this right? That's why I got confused :) — Dferg (talk) 18:50, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Lucyin, Here is my recommendation: Please create a RfA page, start an election and announce it in site notice as well. Run the poll at least for a week. Lets see how that goes. --Jyothis 18:49, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry for confusion Wikipedia/Wiktionary ! Indeed, I am already permanent administrator on Walloon Wikipedia (granted to me by Mr Sarachaga, the creator of Walloon interface there). I need it for Walloon Wiktionary, which I started nearly alone, after advice of other Wikipedians. Unfortunatelly, I can not create poll pages. Can you do that for me ? Then, we will run the poll with other users. --Lucyin 19:00, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
It's easy. Just start a new topic on you community discussion page (wikt:wa:Wiccionaire:Nosse cåbaret) saying that you want to become an administrator and leave it open for a week to gauge community consensus. Thanks, — Dferg (talk) 14:28, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Please provide a link and content that you want to create. Also, Please unify your account too. If it is ok to have a temp adminship, that can be considered too. --Jyothis 12:37, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Good time of day! I'd like to request admin rights in krc.wiki. I am not requesting bureaucrat rights, because we have no community yet... I am/was a test-admin in the incubator. Thanks. :-) Iltever 08:55, 19 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Done Since the there is no community yet i have granted one month temporary adminship , it will be prolong if needed .This request will expire on 19 April 2010 --Mardetanha talk 10:01, 19 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Also please update wiki-logo.png --Mardetanha talk 10:01, 19 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. :-)
Unfortunately, I do not know how to update wiki-logo.png :-( --Iltever 10:50, 19 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Realy? I don't update krc:Image:Wiki.png? What? Bugzilla? --minhhuy*= 13:34, 19 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I mean, that even though we have the logo, I can not make it the right size... --Iltever 15:44, 19 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]



I request for an administrator - permanency for my.wiktionary as there is no one doing it. I speak, read and write that language very well and it is my mother tongue.

Thank you. --စေတနာ 20:04, 20 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Without a community vote I think that the only thing possible would be temporary admin status. I see that there is an open vote to close this wiki, but a majority favor keeping. Due to your activity I'm inclined to close that vote as a keep but will wait to see what other stewards say. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 17:47, 21 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
There should be a local vote, or we can only consider temporary approval.--Jusjih 00:51, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

How do one can go about getting an admin rights through a local vote ? Meantime, temporary is good enough to prevent vandalism as present situation is totally vulnerable for that. --စေတနာ 02:07, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

if the Current requests page wikt:my:လက်​ရှိ​လုပ်​ငန်း​များ​ is active, you should make an announcement that you are seeking temporary adminship there. That should also be the place to start discussing permanent adminship, unless there is a better centralized discussion area. -- Avi 18:27, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Can you pass this to present admin how did he/she got a ZERO vote to admin this my.wik with ZERO knowledge of the contents in there ? --စေတနာ 21:55, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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.


Thanks--Reality006 15:06, 25 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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@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@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. 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).

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


Jimbo's recent interventions seem to be pushing the community in a reactionary direction, and he's made it rather clear that it's "his way or the highway". I'm no longer morally comfortable volunteering as a staff member on this project, and would like to resign my tools. Please remove me from both the "Custodian" and "Bureaucrat" usergroups. --SB_Johnny|talk|books 18:54, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

DoneDan | talk 19:11, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! --SB_Johnny|talk|books 19:16, 23 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Thanks in advance. Nakor 19:06, 24 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Done — Dferg (talk) 20:02, 24 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]


The sysoping wikipedia takes too much time from my free time. So I would like you to take this sysop rights away. Thank's.--Gaeser 16:20, 26 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Done - thanks for your work. — Dferg (talk) 16:30, 26 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove all user rights from meta, commons and simple English Wikipedia. --Majorly talk 01:41, 27 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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:


Gday, please add importer rights for Jackie per this disussion and this result. Many thanks and regards, —Innv {ru-ws} 03:00, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Done. Cheers! J.delanoygabsadds 03:30, 24 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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