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(Tempodivalse@simplewiktionary: mark as not done (my request) local crat granted the permission.)
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==== piotrus@enwp ====
|status = <!-- don't change this line -->
|domain = en.wikipedia
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=== Miscellaneous requests ===
=== Miscellaneous requests ===

Revision as of 19:56, 17 September 2009

Requests and proposals Steward requests (<translate>


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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 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 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.


I am sysop in Bengali Wikipedia. Joy I wish to request adminship for bn.wikibooks.org. At this time there are no admin. see talk page of ragib bhai was a temporary admin in 1996. I have to maintain bn.wikibooks Jayantanth 21:39, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

We cannot grant any permanent permission without reaching local consensus, however you can ask a temporary sysopship, but, before that, you have to inform the community with a local announcement following feedbacks (and post here the link). Thanks!--Nick1915 - all you want 21:51, 14 September 2009 (UTC)


I wish to continue my work as administrator on Walloon Wictionary I started in January. There is now a small community to support my work. So I hope to get the statute for a longer period.

--Lucyin 03:16, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, expires: 16-03-2010 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, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:03, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Request for Adminship on Navajo Wikipedia

Stephen G. Brown@nvwiki
Seb az86556@nvwiki

I wish to request adminship for nv:Choinish'įįhí:Seb az86556 on the Navajo Wikipedia. We have been working hard to get the Navajo Wikipedia up and running and have made a lot of headway. However, at least one of us needs to have admin powers there. Stephen G. Brown 09:59, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Would appreciate the support. Only two admins listed, none of whom are active. I do have an account on transwiki, but the implementation of local messages cannot be changed w/o adminship Seb az86556 10:59, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't see any problem here in granting You both tempadminship for three months (can be prolonged easily afterwards or made permanent if there is a local voting). Please make a local announcement that You want adminship there to allow local users to comment that (and link it here). Thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:35, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Done. (Navajo & (English)). Very few active usersat the moment. How long the usual wait-time? Thanks. Seb az86556 01:59, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
About a week, to allow others to react, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:30, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, since nobody replied in a week, I'm afraid we can't grant you permanent sysopship. But, since nobody objected either, I don't see any problem with temporary rights - Yes check.svg Done for a month, to expire 15 October 2009. — Dan | talk 15:52, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
I am a permanent administrator on that site, and I would support him having permanent adminship also. Incidentally, if you do decide to grant him permanent adminship, you can remove mine too. I forgot I was an admin there. :-) --Deskana 02:53, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

I've just noticed that Spacebirdy promised three months' temp adminship rather than one. So I'll go ahead and change the expiry date to 15 December 2009 for both of these users, and I'll remove Deskana's flag. Stephen and Seb, when your three months are up, feel free to come back here and request another three months, or if there are more users regularly editing by that time you can put another notice on the village pump and we can see about permanent adminship. (Section copied to /Approved temporary.) — Dan | talk 04:40, 17 September 2009 (UTC)


I request sysop access on diq.wikipedia:

I am a Zazaki-Speaker and want to help to develope this project. I work here since the begin (Test-period, I had the nick "Dersimli, Dêrsımıc") on this project and helped to build a common spelling and developed the portals. Also I writed, opened and edited many articles here.

I'm very educated on Zazaki and it's history and know, what we can do, that more people can visite this page and be active here.

Discussion: http://diq.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Portalé_cemaeti/Sysop_Access_Requests#AliErsoy
Status: 2 of 3 Admins voted for "Support", 1 voted for "Oppose" --AliErsoy 20:49, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm going to set "on hold" this req. The votation started just 2 days ago and, counting 2 support and 1 oppose, we cannot do anything for now--Nick1915 - all you want 21:38, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Si Gam Acèh@acewiki

I request as admin on Acehnese Wikipedia. Si Gam Acèh 10:39, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Please, use our code tou your request. Thanks. Alex Pereira falaê 11:28, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Si Gam Acèh 11:58, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

This link goes to a bureaucrat request, started today. Waiting your community decision. After this, make a new request. Best regards. Alex Pereira falaê 13:19, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Ah, you need a sysop flag to request a bureaucrat flag. Alex Pereira falaê 13:20, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Moreover, request for bureaucrat access does not make sense, your community is too small. LeinaD (t) 13:41, 17 September 2009 (UTC)


Hello there! Our only local 'crat started a "wikibreak" on 12 September for about one month. The discussion linked above is with a clear consensus. No opposes. The RfAs run normally for about 2 weeks, sometimes less in clear cases. I request a steward to grant Tempodivalse the admin tool. Thanks Barras 13:38, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

As I understand it, the user has been emailed, but there has been no response as of yet. I propose to wait a few days and if the bureaucrat does not respond in that time, then we grant the rights. --FiliP ██ 13:44, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Marked as not done. Crat granted the right. Anyway, thanks for your help. Barras 15:35, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

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


Now there is an active rehabilitation of Wikibooks. For the help of rehabilitation we must have one bureaucrat for assignment of flags (bot's flag), at least. - Iniquity 19:25, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

I feel that 3 votes for bureaucrat is too few votes (with that number, we wouldn't have granted more than temp sysop). Also, with 5 sysops and 5(/6) bots, the bureaucrat wouldn't be overworked, and with a single 'crat, it is a big risk of jobs not beeing done fast enough because that person is on vacation/wikibreak. I believe it would be best for the community to not have a bureaucrat right now... Laaknor 07:37, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Indeed. This is far from enough votes, so this is X mark.svg Not done. --FiliP ██ 13:43, 17 September 2009 (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.

When someone asks for CheckUser status, please check the current policy before giving the status. There is an email template to request identification from the new CU. Do not grant CU access unless the user is identified to the Foundation. 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-owner(at)lists.wikimedia.org so the listadmins know the person is allowed on the mailing list, and make sure they contact an op for access to #wikimedia-checkuser.

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted
Ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or email oversight-l(at)lists.wikimedia.org for requests regarding English Wikipedia.
Note that this section 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 status, make sure you're logged in to a global account.

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

==== username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!-- don't change this line -->
 |domain    = 
 |user name =  
 |discussion= <!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->


Miscellaneous requests

Requests that don't fit in other sections belong here. Import rights can be granted by stewards only, not bureaucrats, so the automatic list of local bureaucrats is irrelevant for this. Please gather community consensus before placing a link to the discussion here.

Note that the following types of requests belong on separate pages:

Import rights for Томми Нёрд@ruwiki

I'm translating a series of articles concerning US Supreme Court into Russian. To complete my task I have to create over one hundred of related templates. The simplest and most effective way to do this is import from en.wiki. Furthermore, as some experienced editors pointed out has import function supports coping edit history, what gives it an advantage from legal POV. Томми Нёрд 16:38, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Hello. It doesn't look like you have asked about beeing given these rights on the local wiki. Please request on the local wiki, and come back here if the local community agrees to give you this right. Laaknor 16:39, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

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