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=== Miscellaneous requests ===
=== Miscellaneous requests ===

Revision as of 17:24, 16 March 2010

Requests and proposals Steward requests (Permissions) latest archive

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 by a bot. Click here for a list of archives.

  • 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]]").

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

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.


Good afternoon, again. I have requests for adminship in Russian Wikibooks. You have given to me temporary sysopship. And it had ended. Can I ask to hand me permanent sysopship? - Iniquity 16:40, 11 March 2010 (UTC)[]

Comment Comment I don't think perm sysop is granted with one !vote. Pmlineditor  16:42, 11 March 2010 (UTC)[]
Comment Comment It seems that the request was placed as on 10th March. I would like to see the election run locally (for atleast a week) and have more votes on the page. --Jyothis 16:59, 11 March 2010 (UTC)[]
Agreed - need to wait at least a week and look at discussion page again. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 15:14, 13 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Hello. I am an active user of Georgian wikipedia. I have knowledge in Abkhaz language, and would like to participate in it. As ab wiki has no admins, who know the language, I would like to become one. Thanks =))) --Temuri 17:12, 14 March 2010 (UTC)[]

I think you should request for a temp adminship first and see if you can revive the project before seeking a permanent post. Thanks. --Jyothis 17:37, 14 March 2010 (UTC)[]
Well, if you consider, that behaving like this will be better for the project, so let it be so. My main aim will be bringing the project to life back. I hope I'll be able to do this. P.S. Because sometimes I need to edit the MediaWiki and I can not because I am not admin. In the Abkhazian Wikipedia to do very much. I began translating in Betawiki, I want to connect the Abkhazian speaking people. I think we need to block some of the pages, some erase, because poem or silly not needed. People come under the hidden IP and proofread and contaminating debris on Wikipedia. Sometimes sorry for this project, because write silly, without neutrality, addressing various conflict issues. I hope you all also take into account. Thank you:) -Temuri 18:17, 14 March 2010 (UTC)[]
Yes check.svg Done Temp adminship granted for three monthsexpires on 2010-06-14 --Jyothis 21:03, 14 March 2010 (UTC)[]

Bureaucrat access

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

General note

There is an ongoing discussion regarding the minimum number of votes and overall participation to promote users to bureaucrat at Talk:Bureaucrat#Minimum_number_of_votes. Users are encouraged to assist in the development of a policy that allows stewards to not decide on whether a promotion is valid or not. Thank you.

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(dot)wikimedia(dot)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(dot)wikimedia(dot)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 status, make sure you're logged in to a global 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; the rights will not be restored by stewards once they are removed.

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 -->


Yes check.svg Done --Jyothis 15:37, 16 March 2010 (UTC)[]

Tom harrison@en.wikipedia

Yes check.svg Done, thanks for your work as an administrator. — Dferg (talk) 18:33, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Yes check.svg Done --Mardetanha talk 15:14, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Yes check.svg Done — mikelifeguard@meta:~$  04:12, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


NonvocalScream 02:37, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]

Yes check.svg Done--- @lestaty discuţie 07:21, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Yes check.svg Done--Jyothis 18:35, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Prior to proceed, I'd kindly request that you leave a message on these users' talk pages. At least to notify them, and also to say thanks for their work.

Ciao, M/ 23:02, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]
They have now been notified and thanked for their work. Diupwijk 23:16, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]
Done. LeinaD (t) 23:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]

Gunnar Larsson@svwikiquote

Done. LeinaD (t) 23:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Done. LeinaD (t) 23:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Done. LeinaD (t) 23:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Done. LeinaD (t) 23:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Done. LeinaD (t) 23:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Done. LeinaD (t) 23:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


Done. LeinaD (t) 23:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]


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:

Jagwar at mg.wiktionary

I would like to have importer rights on mg.wiktionary. No, it's not for transwiki importation but it for XML-file importation.

The bug 22694 is for transwiki importation for administrators, but, I think, is XML for importers, so because of that, I would like to import from an XML file.

Thanks ! --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 10:53, 9 March 2010 (UTC)[]

  • We don't use XML imports on WMF wikis because it is insecure. You should open a bug request for configuring transwiki import sources, and then use that.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 02:21, 10 March 2010 (UTC)[]


I would like that my admin rights are returned back, I had a medical emergency and the doctor's were not sure that was the problem and I was in severe pain. This was the reason why I asked for all my rights to be removed. If a vote from the hr. wiki users is necessary please let me know. Vodomar 22:18, 15 March 2010 (UTC)[]

About how long ago were the rights removed? --Daniel Mayer (mav) 02:44, 16 March 2010 (UTC)[]

Comment note Action log [2], users request [3]. --WizardOfOz talk 16:44, 16 March 2010 (UTC) Steward requests/Permissions/Footer[]