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[[n:fr:User:Melancholie|Melancholie]] was temporally sysoped for sighting more pages in French wikinews (FlaggedRev extension tools), Again. After doing his — very good — job he told us that we can remove, now, his sysop status. Thank you! [[n:fr:User:Grondin|Bertrand GRONDIN]]&nbsp;–&nbsp;<small><sup>[[User Talk:Grondin|Talk]]</sup></small> 16:51, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
[[n:fr:User:Melancholie|Melancholie]] was temporally sysoped for sighting more pages in French wikinews (FlaggedRev extension tools), Again. After doing his — very good — job he told us that we can remove, now, his sysop status. Thank you! [[n:fr:User:Grondin|Bertrand GRONDIN]]&nbsp;–&nbsp;<small><sup>[[User Talk:Grondin|Talk]]</sup></small> 16:51, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
:{{done}} with thanks for your assistance, Melancholie! ++[[User:Lar|Lar]]: [[User_talk:Lar|t]]/[[Special:Contributions/Lar|c]] 16:56, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
:{{done}} with thanks for your assistance, Melancholie! ++[[User:Lar|Lar]]: [[User_talk:Lar|t]]/[[Special:Contributions/Lar|c]] 16:56, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
==== gaillimh@enwikipedia ====
|status =
|domain = en.wikipedia
|user name = gaillimh
|discussion= thanks in advance!
===Temporary permissions or emergency or technical access===
===Temporary permissions or emergency or technical access===

Revision as of 22:18, 17 December 2008

<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.


The following discussion is closed.

Thank you! WonRyong 02:42, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Can you clarify something? My read of the history of the vote suggests that the vote started May 18th and has been running all this time. Is that correct? If so, isn't that a rather long time for a vote to run? Thanks! ++Lar: t/c 03:23, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes. I think Theoteryi is inactive. but, I also think. That vote result is invalid? no. I think it is effective. I can see the consensus. I hope Theoteryi comes back. :( -- WonRyong 04:52, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done That voting was back in May when he requested temporary sysop status (which he had for three months), since the project is quite small regarding the recent changes and the voting is so old he should make a new one or prolong his temporary status himself if he needs it. Thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:26, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
One should also consult User:WonRyong/Defense to see WonRyong's current issues with the kowiki administration corps, which may have been a factor in this request. Daniel (talk) 05:51, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for speedy decision. Theoteryi is not friendly with me. But I recommand him, so I request it's result here. -- WonRyong 06:36, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


Thank you! Amikeco 20:09, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Not very many votes during these three days of voting. If the turnout doesn't get much higher, I suggest applying for temporary sysop status lower in this page. --FiliP × 18:16, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

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


I request bureaucrat access. Thank you! Hercule 12:21, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

please wait bureaucrat permissions--Shizhao 14:35, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
What do you mean? bureaucrat access and bureaucrat permissions means the same for me :p
I obtained a large consensus on our communauty, and our bureacrat also agree. He wrote me by mail that he doesn't know how to make me bureaucrat. So I need a steward.
--Hercule 15:03, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Write him that he shall go to w:wuu:Special:Userrights/Hercule, add a hook to "bureaucrat", write a summary and save. That's it. --Thogo (talk) 15:16, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Also, he could visit this link and click the button. Just an alternative. Kylu 04:13, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


Thank you! Jyothis 13:43, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. I've left a message for you on that wiki. Angela 14:45, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Hold off on archiving this please, thanks... there were only 5 votes and the election did not run for very long. Normally elections should run for at least a week and there should be enough supports (and current admins) to show that a 'crat is needed... ++Lar: t/c 16:41, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

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 a request for oversight access 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! ~~~~

user Malene@daproject

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 16:11, 17 December 2008 (UTC)


Melancholie was temporally sysoped for sighting more pages in French wikinews (FlaggedRev extension tools), Again. After doing his — very good — job he told us that we can remove, now, his sysop status. Thank you! Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 16:51, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done with thanks for your assistance, Melancholie! ++Lar: t/c 16:56, 17 December 2008 (UTC)


Temporary permissions or emergency or technical access

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! NamHyHoangPhong 19:12, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Please link to the voting. Without a voting you can only get temporary status for 3 months. --Thogo (talk) 19:23, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your suggest about temporary permission. I would like to requests for temporary sysop on the Vietnamese Wikiquote (valid fro one month or three months). One again, Thank you very much indeed! NamHyHoangPhong 06:25, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
Please make a local announcement to allow local users eventually to object to this, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 09:42, 13 December 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed.

Hello, I am a sysop of Chinese Wikipedia. Recently in Chinese Wikinews, there are some college students submit their homeworks of journalism. Most of those works were copyright violated or just not news. As a result, I need to request a temporary sysop permission of Chinese Wikinews for one month, to help wikinews deal with those inappropriate edits. Thank you! --PhiLiP 15:31, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

zh.wikinews has local active crats, please contact them, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:37, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
There is no active sysops on Chinese Wikinews now(see toolserver). And I can't contact any local sysops at all. --PhiLiP 15:49, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Hello, this tool seems not to work correctly, please see [1], there is one active crat You can contact and also some admins. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:58, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for yours...I'm busy right now. And birdy you saw that, it is my bot's action (for protect old news articles). I think you can give Philip a temporary permission for clean spam.(Useing my sister's laptop now, My books is broken)--Alex S.H. Lin 16:18, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Alex S.H.Lin, Yes check.svg Done now, PhiLiP, please just leave a note in #Removal_of_access when You don't need the status anymore, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:09, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. --PhiLiP 18:53, 29 November 2008 (UTC)


I request the extension of my period as a sysop by six months from January 1, 2009. During the past three months some progress has been made on this wiki. However with the expiry of my access there would still be no active local admin left, since the other admins' last edit was still on June 11, 2008 (only 43 edits this year so far). To my experience somebody with admin access should be active on this wiki. Vandalism is rare but still occurs undetected. In addition I have not completed to streamline appearance and naming of articles. An other field to be taken care of is the copyright status of files which were uploaded. Thank you for your consideration. --Marbot 23:02, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Seems reasonable to me, barring any objections... ++Lar: t/c 23:07, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Only think I would like to ask You, please can You make a local announcement of You asking for sysop status, just in case anyone would like to object. Since You did not make a local announcement (note it does not have to be a voting, just leave it in the village pump), I would like to ask You for it this time before we prolong the status. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:30, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Hi, no problem at all. I have made an announcement in the village pump (Gmeeschafts-Portal). In addition I have made an announcement on the main page. I have set the time for objections for a fortnight from today. I think, this should be ok. Best regards --Marbot 21:52, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Hello Marbot, that is just great, thanks, we can leave this here open until then if this is ok with You, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:21, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Hi birdy, I do not think that this is a matter of choice. :-) Just have a look at the comments on December 30. If there is a serious problem *fear* I will inform you right away. Best regards --Marbot 22:24, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
@ Spacebirdy: Do you mean a voting on pdc: for temp sysopship or the permanent one? I'd recommend Marbot to do the last one. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:26, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
I think permanent adminship should only be granted after a vote. However, we should wait at least a year until a vote to give Dischdeldritsch time to return (his last action was an June 11, 2008). Best regards --Marbot 22:35, 16 December 2008 (UTC) This is the reason why I asked for 6 and not 3 months.
Yes, I agree, permanent should it be only after a voting, I asked only for an announcement, so other local users could object if they wish to, 2 weeks is maybe a bit long but I don't see a problem here because Marbot has adminstatus now already until then anyway.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:50, 16 December 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.

See also