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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 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:

==== Username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =

Administrator access

Steward requests/Permissions/Sysop-header


Hello, I would like to be administrator at Sanskrit Wikisource. Sbblr0803 03:51, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Please make a local request here first. Jafeluv 06:40, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2012-01-05. As you are now the first administrator with very few active users on your wiki, I consider regular adminship too early, but please request locally again when you would like to extend the flag. Best wish. --Jusjih 13:26, 4 October 2011 (UTC)


hello, today we got the approval for or.wiktionary, for some mediawiki, i request steward to grant me sysops rights for some days, or a week --Srikant Kedia 16:33, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Can you please link to the local request? Thank you. —Marco Aurelio (disputatio) 12:43, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 6 October 2011, because the local discussion was started today and should last at least one week. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:20, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2012-01-06. To prolong your (interface) adminship, please start another election a few days before your temporary access expires, and after a week post your request again to this page. Thanks. Matanya 09:04, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

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(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.


According to a community vote with assumed at least 85% valid votes of support (90/10/4) , Elfhelm @ pl.wikipedia is to be granted Oversight privileges. Please, hold until the identity of the user has been confirmed by the WMF staffers. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 20:47, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending ID fr33kman 04:02, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Matanya 17:22, 5 October 2011 (UTC)


According to a community vote with assumed at least 85% valid votes of support (84/10/4), Maikking @ pl.wikipedia is to be granted Oversight privileges. Please, hold until the identity of the user has been confirmed by the WMF staffers. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 20:47, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending confirmation of identification. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:13, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Matanya 17:22, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

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>


Based on ideological grounds outlined on my enWN user page, I no longer wish to contribute to WMF projects. Could a steward please, therefore, remove my admin and reviewer rights on the English Wikinews? Thank you. Dendodge 00:20, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thank you for your service. fr33kman 04:05, 5 October 2011 (UTC)


I have been in adminship for six months. Last day is 20-10-2011. I request and submit for votation another adminship-time. Thanks. - Joxemai 08:27, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for a week, discussion started today.Matanya 08:32, 5 October 2011 (UTC)


Please remove just the oversight flag. I don't have time to use it right now. --Mr.Z-man 16:31, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Nick1915 - all you want 17:01, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Nuno Tavares@pt.wikipedia

According to local policy above mentioned, an user must be desysoped if less than 50 administrative actions are performed in six months. Nuno Tavares done 11 actions on six months (stats). Thanks.” Teles (T @ L C S) 03:57, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header


Hi! Sorry, I can't see a heading that corresponds to the access I was instructed to ask for, so have created this one. Please delete if wrong.

Here's my request:

I've been writing for the English and Italian wikipedias for ten years now but never created a username on the Italian one. For some reason, the Italian wiki has a 4-day grace period before a newly registered user can upload images, with a "Utente confermato" permission to allow Stewards to bypass the 4-day grace period. I guess I never had to upload an image on the Italian one, but wonder is someone can do the necessary I continue working on the Italian wikipedia? If not, no problem and just delete this paragraph. Cheers. Martinwguy 13:11, 6 October 2011 (UTC) [1]

Done. Should be removed after autoconfirmation is achieved. I also advise you to create a global account. Ruslik 19:27, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

See also

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