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This is an archived version of this page, as edited by Barras (talk | contribs) at 15:20, 8 March 2011 (→‎Barras@mediawiki: ty). 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

Steward requests/Permissions/Sysop-header

Bhawani Gautam Rhk@ne.wiktionary

The following request is closed: done for one year (until 4-3-2012). Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Could you add a link to the local discussion, please? Wutsje 13:17, 14 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, two user have voted after 6th February, after temp sysop-ship was granted on 6th Feb.this is the link, Thanks--Bhawani 13:33, 14 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Would you please explain this edit why you added your wish to become a bureaucrat after a vote already started with 6 supports? As this is misleading, please withdraw that request to become a bureaucrat and, after your wiki becomes sizable, make a separate request and vote.Jusjih 12:00, 17 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I accepted, my intention was not to mislead but a mistake. I added that(bureaucrat) after six votes when i saw same thing happening in another wiki. Due to that reason i got temp. administration-ship only (in-spite seven votes) and my request for bureaucrat was rejected, please see this. Now my request is not for bureaucrat but for permanent sysop. I have withdrawn for bureaucrat-ship see withdraw link, thanks --Bhawani 14:34, 17 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]
With possibly one exception, all the voters are not long term editors of that project. We have until 6 May, so if a majority of those users continue to edit ne.wiktionary and there are no significant opposes, then permanent status will be warranted. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 12:52, 19 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Done-ish: I don't believe that there is an active enough community to support for permenant adminship, however you have the support of a good number of users. I'm granting adminship for a year and we can see if next time there is a more active community of longer term editors. fr33kman 16:59, 4 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks.--Bhawani 05:18, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Here's not activity, users are too some, and they can't vote, I want if is possible to give me a temporary adminship on the wiki to clean him some. Thank you. Memo18(contribs|talk|ro.wp(t)) 18:36, 2 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Since you made the request today, I think holding it open for a week is still good practice. If there are no objectons after that time, we can grant you temporary adminship. Best, PeterSymonds 18:40, 2 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Has 4000 total edits, 39 of which are on ro.books. I object to this candidacy and the permissions he was already given on ro.news. He posted his last candidacy on ro.news by removing the objections the community brought up for his previous stunt in June 2010. Also in June 2010 he attempted to get an adminship on Meta for God knows what reason. Should I have known he was once more requesting adminship on ro.books, I would have properly posted my objections at that time, as I did with his candidacy on ro.source. We had two simultaneous adminship candidates on ro.source. One received the support of the community, Memo18 didn't. Amusingly enough, after the voting ended, Memo18 archived the successful candidacy (Mishuletz), but omitted to add his denied candidacy to the same archive. In other words, at the time I'm writing this message it doesn't show anywhere that he ever posted an adminship request (which ended up being denied). He was given temp adminship on ro.news without getting any votes at all (as in none). --Rebel 22:22, 2 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Getting temp. w/o votes is what's usually done. That's why it's temporary. Seb az86556 00:32, 3 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

First, the objections was from May past year, and was not objections, was only comments, and I was accepted to wait some months to have experience. And who will delete the articles on books? Please..are too impossible to retain a wiki withouth admins.. Memo18(contribs|talk|ro.wp(t)) 11:31, 3 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Sir, please, I wait for 3 days! It's too imposible to wait from now 4 days.. and no votes :| Please, quick the giving,, --Memo18(contribs|talk|ro.wp(t)) 22:06, 4 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

This will not be fulfilled until the week has passed. Please be patient. Thanks, PeterSymonds 22:07, 4 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I've abandoned it. not done. Memo18(contribs|talk|ro.wp(t)) 12:55, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


9 support votes. Vote end at 02.03.2011. Thanks! Cekli829 09:50, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done. PeterSymonds 09:54, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! Təşəkkür edirəm! --Cekli829 09:59, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Vugar 1981@azwikisource

Votes end 26.02.2011/ --Vugar 1981 10:05, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done. -- Mentifisto 10:07, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. --Vugar 1981 10:11, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


16 support votes. Vote end at 01.03.2011. --Cekli829 10:12, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done. PeterSymonds 10:14, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! --Cekli829 10:18, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


11 support votes. Vote end at 03.03.2011. --Cekli829 10:23, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done. -- Mentifisto 10:26, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! --Cekli829 11:21, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks!--Irada 15:57, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Bureaucrat access

Steward requests/Permissions/Crat-header

CheckUser access

Steward requests/Permissions/CU-header

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 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 name="self-discussion">Talk:Steward_requests/Permissions/2011#Self_requests</tvar>|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, provide a link to the discussion, with 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 name="crat-rem">Bureaucrat#Removing_access</tvar>|separate list of these specific wikis]].
  • To request the removal of another user's permissions for inactivity, link to your local inactivity policy. If your site does not have inactivity policy, the global policy [[<tvar name="aar">Admin activity review</tvar>|Admin activity review]] applies.
  • See the [[<tvar name="usage">#Using this page</tvar>|instructions above]] for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.</translate>


He sadly resigned after inactivity notice. abf /talk to me/ 16:01, 7 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

pity, he was a good admin. Done Matanya 16:03, 7 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove my bureaucrat and administrator flags. --Timming 09:47, 8 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done - Thanks for your work! -Barras 09:49, 8 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove my sysop access there. I never really used it anyway. Thanks, -Barras 15:16, 8 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done. PeterSymonds 15:20, 8 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! -Barras 15:20, 8 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header

Steward requests/Permissions/Footer