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::Thanks Dungo. [[User:Sir Lestaty de Lioncourt|Sir Lestaty]] <sup>[[User talk:Sir Lestaty de Lioncourt|discuţie]]</sup> 08:09, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
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*[[w:pt:user:Loge]] link of desysop [http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pedidos_de_administra%C3%A7%C3%A3o/Desnomea%C3%A7%C3%B5es/Loge].
:Thanks again [[User:Sir Lestaty de Lioncourt|Sir Lestaty]] <sup>[[User talk:Sir Lestaty de Lioncourt|discuţie]]</sup> 21:48, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

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<translate> Requests and proposals</translate> Steward requests (Permissions) <translate> latest archive</translate>
This page enables stewards to handle permissions requests, including the giving and taking of administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight rights, for all Wikimedia wikis which do not have a local permissions procedure. 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 (see the index of request pages). Requests for bot status, URL blacklisting and whitelisting, and CheckUser queries belong elsewhere.

Interface-translations are done at Betawiki.

For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the #wikimedia-stewardsconnect IRC channel (see a web-based IRC client). In emergencies only, type !steward in the channel to inform stewards that you need help.

Please only make requests here after gaining the on-wiki approval of your local community.

Quick navigation: Administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Temporary permissions | 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 temporary permissions and removal of access belong in other sections.

Bureaucrat access

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

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.

Stewards: When someone asks for CheckUser status, please check the current policy regarding bestowal of status before giving the status. The current mail template to use to request identification from the new CU can be found here. Do not grant CheckUser access unless the user is identified to the foundation, which will be announced on the Identification noticeboard. 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-ownerAt sign.svglists.wikimedia.org so that the listadmins know the person is allowed on the mailing list (the list may contain confidential information), and make sure they contact an op for access to #wikimedia-checkuser.

Oversight access

Do not initiate an oversight request here. The Arbitration Committee will make the request once there is consensus on the local wiki (this process is currently for en-Wikipedia only).

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 Hiding revisions.

Removal of access

If you're requesting the removal of your own status, make sure you're logged in to a global account or place an English note on your local user talk page to prove you own both accounts (and add the diff link of your local confirmation edit to the request).

To request the removal of another user's status, you must gain consensus on the local wiki first. All discussion must be kept 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 very 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).

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

__Summary of discussion here__. Thank you! ~~~~

many users@ptwiki

Sorry per lot of work hehe. Thank you! Sir Lestaty discuţie 06:22, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 08:07, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Dungo. Sir Lestaty discuţie 08:09, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Please more on removal:
Thanks again Sir Lestaty discuţie 21:48, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


Thanks in advance! Clem23 15:55, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 16:02, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Mr Patate@frwiki

Thanks again! Clem23 15:55, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 16:02, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


Thank you! ميموني 18:23, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold please provide a link to the discussion and identification to the foundation.--Shanel 18:53, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Status removed, thanks for Your work there, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:00, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Temporary permissions for emergency or technical purposes

If you are requesting administrator status to translate the wiki interface, this should 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 Multilingual speedy deletions.

Stewards: Currently active temporary permissions are listed at /Approved temporary. When granting a request, please copy the request to the appropriate section there, and clearly state the date of removal. 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.


Thank you! 10:07, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

moved to temporary access - request - section. Hello, the community seems to small to grant permanent sysopship for now (I guess that is what You are requesting?), so I am suggesting a temporary period for 3 months, which is technically the same and can be prolonged. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:25, 13 October 2008 (UTC)


Request for 9 months, because admin is never active. I did for three months, but now is as we haven't an admin. So, to avoid asking every three months, Nick1915 suggested asking for 9 months. Thank you in advance. --Elcaracol 10:23, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, this is confusing, is the request for sc.wikipedia or sc.wiktionary, if for the latter, please note that sc.wikt had been locked Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Sardinian Wiktionary :(
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:57, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
It should be wikipedia, according to my talk page on it.wiki--Nick1915 - all you want 12:01, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks Nick. Well, 9 months imho definitly is too long. This is just a quality control, since there is none from the local community (there is no local voting, where people judge someones aibilities) and prolonging is fairly easy, You just drop us a line here. I suggest another 3 months for now and lets wait some days if someone wants to object to Your notifications on sc.wiki You wrote yesterday, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:09, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Uhm, the RC page doesn't seem to be full of user edits (just some bot and ripepette, an user in agreement; -see my talk-). Elcaracol was temp admin 2 times, 3 months x2. I think it's a good idea to "extend" his adminship for a (little) while. Anyway, I suggest you to wait some day for reaching a potential consensus as well--Nick1915 - all you want 12:36, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
According to [16] he was tempadmin only once and besides the bots there are some other users in the rc there and they should get a chance to object if they want to, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:42, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Uhm yes, I was wrong. I've misread the RFP archive. Sorry!--Nick1915 - all you want 12:45, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
  • (Corrected section title Kylu 18:59, 16 October 2008 (UTC) )


Hi Stewards. I need temporary access on the Manx Wikipedia for strictly 2 days. The sole sysop over there is having major problems with userboxes & has discovered that there are problems with the css files in Mediawiki space. He's asked for my assistance on my gawiki talkpage (sorry - it's in a mix of Irish and Manx :/ ). It's one of those tweak-and-try jobs, and having sysop over there would allow me to fix it without having to ask him for every little change. I've been sysop over there a few times before for similar work. Thank you so much! Alison 15:56, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Alison, status set, please let us know right here as soon as You are done, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:11, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Birdy - will do! (oh, and that's infoboxes, not userboxes. D'oh!) - Alison 18:40, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

MacTire02@gv wikipedia

Hi. I am requesting a renewal of another three months for sysop status on the Manx wikipedia. As I am the only permanent contributor there has not been a discussion on the topic but user:Alison can verify to my credibility as a vital part of the project over there. Currently working on categorizing templates (some of which I had locked to prevent vandalism but now find myself unable to correctly categorise due to loss of sysop status), tidying up the project and providing licence information for images. I need to be able to use the MediaWiki space for other work relating to css files etc. Thanks in advance, MacTire02 18:28, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

(See my request above. MacTire02 is the editor asking for my help). Can I just say that this guy has been doing phenomenal work on gvwiki and has, almost single-handedly, brought it back from the brink. I'd personally like to see him made sysop indefinitely, but in the meantime have to strongly endorse this request :) - Alison 18:40, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires 16-01-2009, please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:. Please feel free to hold a local voting if the community grows or come back few days before the status expires to prolong it, thanks for Your work, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:42, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the support Alison, and thanks for granting my request Spacebirdy. --MacTire02 08:15, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Requests that don't fit in other sections belong here. Note that the following types of requests belong on separate pages: bot status, URL blacklisting and whitelisting, and requests for CheckUser queries. If you want to have your Meta username changed, please go to Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. If you want to have changed a username on a Wikimedia wiki without bureaucrats, please go to Requests for username changes.(Existing requests have been moved to the appropriate page.)


  • Import rights can be granted by stewards only, not bureaucrats, so the automatic list of local bureaucrats is irrelevant for this; please show a link to a consensus if the wiki has a community.
  • Usurpation requests should be placed at Steward requests/Usurpation.
  • Username changes should be placed at Requests for username changes.

It needs an "ONU observer" on the LMO wikipedia

On the LMO wikipedia it should need a kind of "ONU observer", a steward following the "Steward policies" [17] : "Stewards should always be neutral".

Unfortunately the LMO community cannot do this request, because an admin (Fabexplosive, not elected by the community, but by people came from away, as will be detailed in the following) has blocked and/or banned 30 or 40 users, and the 5 or 6 remaining are afraid to be banned too.

All started when the administrators (no one elected by the community, as will be detailed in the following) proposed a regulation [18]. A lot of users voted "NO", stopping the regulation. A user, "Nemo", cancelled the votes of the users with less than 50 edits. Nemo was wrong, because when he voted for the administrators, he had only 25 edits, and his vote was counted! A "request for comment" [19] was opened.

A lot of user protested, so an admin ("Fabexplosive") started to block 10 or 15 user for "sockpuppeting". When were demonstrated that these users were not sockpuppets [20], the admin Fabexplosive started to block other 20 or 30 user for meatpuppeting. A "request for comment" [21] was opened.

The admin Fabexplosive was not elected by te community, but by people come by away. Let we analyze the election of Fabexplosive, as we can see there: [22]. The votes of 17 people on the total of 19 (89% of the votes) were as follow:

  1. Dracoroboter - 2-dec 19:52 - voted at the 15th edit [23]
  2. Xaura - 2-dec 20:02 - voted at the 3rd edit - but 3-rd vote! [24] - first edit on 20:01, 2 dic 2007, voted 1 minute after!
  3. Ilario - 2-dec 20:02 - 3rd edit - but 3rd vote! [25] - and then disappeared - first edit on 20:01, 2 dic 2007, voted 1 minutes after!
  4. Marcok - 2-dec 20:10 - 2nd edit! [26] - and then disappeared - first edit on 20:06, 2 dic 2007, voted 4 minutes after!
  5. Paginazero - 2-dec 20:17 - 4th edit [27] - and then disappeared -
  6. Veneziano - 2-dec 21:16 - 5th edit [28] - and then disappeared - first edit on 20:53, 2 dic 2007, voted 23 minutes after!
  7. Tanarus - 2-dec 21:52 - 2nd edit! [29]
  8. Balabiot - 4-dec 10:11 - 2nd edit! [30] - first edit on 10:06, 4 dic 2007, voted 5 minutes after!
  9. bramfab(=Barbapedana) - 4dec 16:35 - 8-th edit [[31]]
  10. .snoopy. - 4-dec 16:58 - 5th edit [32]
  11. Nemo - 4-dec 17:52 - 25th edit [33] - Nemo is fantastic. In september he destroyed a votation (see [34]) deleting the votes of Users with less than 50 edits. But when Nemo voted Fabexplosive, he had only 25 edits. ------ first edit on 17:14, 4 dic 2007, voted 38 minutes after!
  12. Olando - 5-dec 13:40 - 1st edit!!!!!! [35] - and then disappeared - first edit on 13:40, 5 dic 2007, voted immediately, WORLD RECORD!!!
  13. Civvi - 5-dec 14:37 - 5th edit, 3rd vote! [36] - first edit on 10:58, 5 dic 2007, voted 03hh:39 minutes after!
  14. Lusum - 5-dec 20:35 - 3rd edit, 2nd vote! [37] - and then disappeared - first edit on 20:34, 5 dic 2007, voted 1 minutes after!
  15. Ripe - 6-dec 20:32 - 3rd edit, 3rd vote!!! [38] - first edit on 20:31, 6 dic 2007, voted 1 minutes after!
  16. Loroli - 6-dec 20:34 - 3rd edit, 3rd vote!!! [39] - first edit on 20:32, 6 dic 2007, voted 2 minutes after!
  17. giacumìn - 9-dec 10:41 - 19th edit, 7th vote! [40]

Now Fabexplosive is promoting the regulation [41], even if the majority of the users voted "NO", as demonstrated here : [42] .

As already written, on the LMO wikipedia it should need a kind of "ONU observer", a steward following the "Steward policies": "Stewards should always be neutral".

If is possible, it's better if the request is not completed by "Nick1915", that already trust the admin Fabexplosive in all his decisions, even if Fabexplosive has been elected in the detailed way; the same for Paginazero, that voted for Fabexplosive as the 4rt edit on the lmo.wikipedia; the same for steward coming from the same cultural area.

Thank you very much indeed, Yattagat 16:56, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

What do you specifically envisage steward(s) doing on lmo.wikipedia? BTW, I'm doubtful ONU would send their representatives ;) --FiliP × 22:03, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps they want a couple stewards to visit and oversee the local voting? (Note that there are two RFCs at meta already for this project). Kylu 19:07, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

I think it should be enough a steward following the "Steward policies" [43], where is written: "Stewards should always be neutral".
I think that Nick1915 is not neutral, non only because he trusts the admin Fabexplosive in all his decisions (even if Fabexplosive has been elected in the detailed way) but also because he is destroying the comments of the users, as here [44] and [45], and so on.
As written above, the LMO community cannot vote the request of help, because the admin Fabexplosive blocked 30 or 40 (or maybe 50) opposers, the user remaining are 5 or 6, and they are afraid to be blocked too. The admin Fabexplosive blocked the opposers for sockpuppeting (false, as the checkuser demonstrated) and then for meatpuppeting; but he were not elected by the community, he were elected by 17 people that suddenly accessed the LMO wikipedia, immediately or after few minutes voted for Fabexplosive, and then disappeared (as demonstrated).
Who could help the LMO users, blocked only because their voted against a regulation supported by the admin Fabexplosive? Is there anyone that can send an "observer"? Maybe the "stewards community" ? Or the WMF could act as the ONU, and send a "WMF observer" ?
I think that the task of the "observer" (the task of the steward) should be very simple:
  • he should grant to the users the rights to vote "NO" in the votations, without to be banned;
  • he should grant to the users the rights to describe (for example) the way of the Fabexplosive's election, without to be banned "ad infinitum";
  • he should grant to the users the rights that the users have on all the wikipedias, but not on the lmo.wikipedia.
Thank you very much indeed,
Yattagat 15:40, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I would like to hear a statement of Fabexplosive to these accusations, why were the users blocked.
The request for comments Kylu mentioned is a desaster, maybe it would be better to place facts constructively (with links to have some background) instead of strange demands,
Lmo.wiki should think about voting requirements to avoid such votings,
best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:08, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
just to clarify: fabex was flagged by former local 'crat, at the same time with several other users, who thought (and nobody had contested him) that the votation was right. Meatpuppets were blocked as per result of canvassing on external website (yattagat is one of them), my two actions are rollbacks of a banned user (yattagat) who recreated his account only for trolling. I'm not neutral? No, I'm not neutral with vandals and trolls. Thanks--Nick1915 - all you want 20:14, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Yattagat does not come across as a vandal or troll. I suggest that you look into his concerns, which seem to be genuine. Guido den Broeder 21:45, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

See also