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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. </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 information 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 information 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 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.


Request made to facilitate reawakening of an almost dead project - with Tok Pisin not being so well known, an active Wiktionary for the language would be a net positive. BarkingFish 20:10, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Message on local project just left. Need to wait a week. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 22:44, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires: 4-12-2010 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks --dferg ☎ talk 09:43, 4 September 2010 (UTC)


Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 13:35, 5 September 2010 (UTC)


Zea has a bureaucrat, but he is mia. ♠ Troefkaart 14:05, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Hoi, je bent er wel erg snel bij. Nou verwacht ik geen problemen, maar toch wil ik op z'n minst een week wachten. Groet, Erwin 17:12, 6 September 2010 (UTC)


Please Could you expand this for six months again ? It is for the maintenance of malagasy wikipedia (deletion, renaming, protection/unprotection, lock/unlock, unvandalizing, etc. ...). I am the only admin who can do that. Thanks in advance. --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 08:48, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Steward requests/Permissions/Crat-header

CheckUser access

Steward requests/Permissions/CU-header

Ks aka 98@jawiki

Please CheckUser access, discussion of local election on Japanese Wikipedia. Thank you! --Carkuni 11:18, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold Awaiting identification Kylu 17:40, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or email oversight-l(at) 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>


Please remove my admin status on Commons. Thank you. --Sv1xv 14:18, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 14:35, 4 September 2010 (UTC)


Remove my sysop flag on cs.wikipedia please. Thank you. --Reaperman 18:38, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Done. --dferg ☎ talk 18:54, 4 September 2010 (UTC)


I am requesting removal of my own tools, because I've changed my primary account. My new primary account is User:La_comadreja and I would like to transfer the tools to this account. Thanks. --AFriedman 01:14, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

So you're aware, we can remove your admin rights from AFriedman, but local bureaucrats will have to grant them to your new account. Please confirm that this change is allowable by your local bureaucrats first. Kylu 01:23, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done the flag removal per your request, but the flag transfer is X mark.svg Not done here as you have to ask your local bureaucrats.Jusjih 02:40, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


Remove my sysop and bureaucrat flag on ko.wikipedia. Thanks.--ITurtle 01:18, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Done by Shanel. --dferg ☎ talk 07:45, 5 September 2010 (UTC)


Logging the request on his behalf, as it appears Steve has left the building. -- 7 11:35, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

On hold - verifying something. --dferg ☎ talk 12:38, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header

Steward requests/Permissions/Footer