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:{{Done}}. -- [[User:Mentifisto|<font color="#800080" face="courier new">Menti</font>]][[User talk:Mentifisto|<font color="#000000" face="courier new">fisto</font>]] 22:30, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
:{{Done}}. -- [[User:Mentifisto|<font color="#800080" face="courier new">Menti</font>]][[User talk:Mentifisto|<font color="#000000" face="courier new">fisto</font>]] 22:30, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
::Can't believe I forgot to put this request in. Whoops. -[[User:Djsasso|Djsasso]] ([[User talk:Djsasso|talk]]) 00:14, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
::Can't believe I forgot to put this request in. Whoops. -[[User:Djsasso|Djsasso]] ([[User talk:Djsasso|talk]]) 00:14, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

==== Érico Júnior Wouters@cawikinews ====
|status = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = ca.wikinews
|user name = Érico Júnior Wouters
Please, remove my sysop rights, because It's not used for months and my work was done on ca.wikinews. Thanks, [[User:Érico Júnior Wouters|<font color="gray">'''Érico Wouters'''</font>]] <sup>[[User talk:Érico Júnior Wouters|msg]]</sup> 19:31, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

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

Revision as of 19:31, 3 January 2013


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. The list of archives is below.

  • 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.

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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]]"). This should normally be for at least one week, but no more than three weeks (if so, you'll need to restart the process).

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:

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

Administrator access

Steward requests/Permissions/Sysop-header

Aldar Badmaev@bxr.wikipedia

This would have been a temporary admin appointment, but [2] leaves me with great concerns. Personal attacks and vandalism are not acceptable from our administrators. He also appears to be blocked in the only other wiki he's substantially edited [3] for edit warring. Snowolf How can I help? 07:01, 17 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
But... Aldar is the only active native spiker in our wiki, and we need his adminship. And block in other wiki is not the reason for the refusal. For example, I am also permanently blocked in the Russian wiki. So what? I became the administrator of the Buryat wiki, raised activity, brought to the 1000 articles, invited users. Now we have 50 active users and 1115 articles. Thanks for permanently blocked in the Russian wiki man (me). So think.--Gubin (talk) 19:03, 17 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I would like some input from my colleagues, which is why I haven't marked this request as not done, but the personal attack and vandalism on another user's page that I've linked to which took place during this very RfA is most troubling to me. This is not appropriate for an administrator. Snowolf How can I help? 17:10, 24 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I am not sure if the users that participated in the rfa were aware of this. How about notify them about it and see if the community has any opinion? --Bencmq (talk) 14:04, 27 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]


I want to become an admin on this wiki as no admins are active. I want to bring major changes to this wiki as it is very outdated. --Ushau97 (talk) 12:08, 28 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

On hold until 4 January 2013. Ruslik (talk) 12:31, 28 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]


Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2013-07-02. -- Jusjih (talk) 09:39, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! —Mikheil Talk 09:41, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Currently we have 3 permanent sysops but are no longer active, Tranminh360 is a user that has been very active over the last 3 years and significantly contribute to the Wikisource project of Vietnamese community. We want him to be our permanent sysop not temporary one.Trongphu (talk) 04:30, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I understand how you feel but I do not think that there's enough support for a permanent sysop in that election. Snowolf How can I help? 12:05, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2013-07-02. 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. -- Snowolf How can I help? 12:06, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

You know it's annoying that he has to keep coming back here every 6 months to prolong his adminship? How many votes does he need to become a permanent sysop? This user from last year only got 8 votes and still became permanent sysop at vi.wikisource.Trongphu (talk) 21:37, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Honestly, each steward uses a slightly different metric. Personally, I go for temporary for everything below 5 supports from active community members on the specific project. This is however a ballpark figure, and there's not an exact yardstick, I'm afraid. Sorry. Snowolf How can I help? 21:46, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Doesn't seem fair to me. (I only has "3 votes" that made me become sysop of vi.wiktionary, well mainly because I'm a trusted user with great contribution from vi.Wikipedia) He got 10 votes now compare to 8 votes from User Mxn who became permanent sysop. PLease explain this? 10 votes obviously bigger than 8. Why can't he become a permanent sysop? Seriously, he as more contribution than all of the current 3 permanent sysops combined. I can't think of someone he deserves it more than him. I believe he will continue to take care of the project for at least few years from now according to his contribution over the last 3 years. So is that mean over the next few years, he just have to come back here and ask to prolong his adminship every 6 months? That's ridiculous. And are you trying to make a point that those votes are not from active users? Well that was the same deal with a person with 8 votes. Plus let me make a point here, Tranminh360 is pretty much the active loner on Wikisource. All the users that voted for him "all come from Wikipedia with significant contribution there", you can check it! It's not like some random newly users that cast the votes. They were all asked to vote for him and they all knew him somewhat through Wikipedia and trusted him and wanted him to be sysop. That's 10 votes from 10 active users from Vietnamese Wikipedia, many have thousands of edits. In Vietnamese community, we consider ourselves as 1 unit. So that's mean users from Wikipedia are just as same as users from Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikibook... Personally I think temporary is stupid (no offend intended, if you trust him to become sysop then why only trust him for 6 months?). You should not judge on how many users are there in the community (it's irrelevant to whether or not he can be a good sysop) but you should judge on how great the contribution of an user (merit system always the best). You may argue a sysop is not needed for such a small project like vi.wikisource but as long as there is someone willing to work on it then I think sysop tools will always be needed sometimes. Why can't he just rely on global sysop or steward to do it? Simply answer is that in Vietnamese, we like to work by our own effort without relying on outsiders (doesn't mean we don't like to cooperate with outsiders). That is an old strong tradition. Sorry this rather looks like a long boring lecture, but I think I really disagree over your policy on sysop and trying to express my opinion. I'm not saying that my opinion is the best.Trongphu (talk) 04:04, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
To further proving my point here is another example, look at Farewell@vi.wikiquote, with only 2 votes from non-active users at vi.wikiquote. I guess other steward value merit more than you (no offend intended).Trongphu (talk) 04:21, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Bringing up an even older example is silly (and no steward would promote that user permanently today), if you want we can bring up examples for even before where no community vote or consensus was enough to grant permanent adminship at a steward's discretion :P Temporary adminship simply means that a user has to drop a note to the community every now and again and notify us that he's still active. No big deal. It's there to ensure that people are still active and retain the confidence of the community. You seem to be under this assumption that a temporary sysop is not 'trusted'. He is trusted, whether he is temporary or permanent is merely a judgement on the community's size. And while it's great that according to you there's great cooperation between the Vietnamese sister projects, each project has its own active userbase, and activity on project X doesn't make us one expert on project Y's internal matters. So no, with my meter, the promotion to permanent done in 2011 was perfect, just as the one to temporary right now has been. It's likely that at the next reconfirmation it will be extended to a yearly one anyway given the level of involvement. Snowolf How can I help? 10:48, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Please close this RFP as successful. Thanks. Techman224Talk 19:51, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The general leaning of the community is to keep adminship temporary [5] until the RFC on administrators closes [6]. --Rschen7754 19:59, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2013-04-02. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:06, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Les Meloures@lb.wiktionary

Request for adminship.

Hello, I think this is for the fifth time I make a request. Since beginning I was the only real luxemburgish native speaking member. I am an administrator on Wikpedia:lb since five years, and I don't understand why on wiktionary I'm only granted for temporary adminship. If I'm not active, there is no native luxemburgish speaking user. I don't do this work because I have nothing else to do, but as I was requestet to save the lb: Wiktionary. If you know someone who can do this work better, you may name hime as an administrator. I will never more ask for temporary adminship and continue this requests every six months, like a little boy who asks for gifts. I let you be the judge if an adminship is usefull or not. Best regards --Les Meloures (talk) 18:40, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

For the moment the IP is creating wrong, and misswritten articles. As I am no more an admin I cannot delete and actually nobody of all stewards is able to verify what is wrong and what not. I was 15 days in hospital and in this time I could not verify. Afterwards i had a job for ten days to correct. Please hurry up with adminship otherwise the lb:wiktionaty will have bad future. --Les Meloures (talk) 18:40, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Bureaucrat access

Steward requests/Permissions/Crat-header

Hi! in fa.wikinews need a Bureaucrat access. thank you for attention --Ομιλία Sahim 14:42, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunately this is declined, as there are not enough comments to show that the community really needs additional bureaucrats. Please make use of the steward requests pages in the meantime, and when the community grows, we will be happy to create additional bureaucrats. Many thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 16:20, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
ok, thank you peter.--Ομιλία Sahim 15:57, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser access

Steward requests/Permissions/CU-header


MBisanz has been appointed to the English Wikipedia's Audit Subcommittee, and requires access to Checkuser (he already has oversight). Could someone please also subscribe him to checkuser-l? Thank you! For the English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee, Hersfold (talk) 04:35, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or, for requests regarding English Wikipedia email 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.


Not done, see the requirements on OS. Snowolf How can I help? 16:31, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

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 name="self-discussion">Talk:Steward_requests/Permissions/2011#Self_requests</tvar>|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, provide a link to the discussion, with 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 name="crat-rem">Bureaucrat#Removing_access</tvar>|separate list of these specific wikis]].
  • To request the removal of another user's permissions for inactivity, link to your local inactivity policy. If your site does not have inactivity policy, the global policy [[<tvar name="aar">Admin activity review</tvar>|Admin activity review]] applies.
  • See the [[<tvar name="usage">#Using this page</tvar>|instructions above]] for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.</translate>


User Siebrand has not made enough edits (250 since the change of policy, as decided by the community here) to sustain his admin rights. --Kippenvlees1 (talk) 20:36, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Done, with regret. Many thanks for your efforts over the years, Siebrand. Snowolf How can I help? 20:42, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]


I summarize issue. On 15 July 2012, 4 users blocked by 5 administarator because of be a troll. Then community of Turkish Wikipedia against these blockings and the majority of the community started Rfc. however nothings happened and unfair blockings didn't unblock and I try to unblock these 4 blockingns (21 users support and 1 user neutral for unblocking of users). Firstly, tr:User:Kibele reblocked these users and then tr:User:Vito Genovese blocked me indefinetely. So I don't want to be administrator no more. Please remove my access. Thank you and best regards and sorry for my bad English. Also you can see my answer and you can see my first approve of removal of access because of this issue. --Reality 20:23, 27 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

On hold for 24 hours. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:32, 27 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I kindly ask this to be kept on hold for a longer period of time. Again the issues on the local wiki are the reason behind this and those should really be resolved first. If user still wants to resign at that point, it is fine then. Right now this is an emotional response unhelpful to tr.wikipedia. -- とある白い猫 chi? 14:11, 28 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove my sysop rights. Thank you, --Podzemnik (talk) 15:29, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

 On hold for 24 hours to prevent a rage-quit. Trijnsteltalk 15:30, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Very sorry to see you go :-(
Danny B. 15:35, 1 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Done, with many thanks for your past service as an administrator. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:22, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove my admin rights on the Simple English Wikipedia. Thanks! PeterSymonds (talk) 21:23, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:25, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, that was most kind. Thank you for the fast response. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:25, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Make sure you thank Peter for his years of service, Peter. ;) Come back soon! Osiris (talk) 21:54, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Sysop rights were removed due to inactivity, non-admins cannot be bureaucrats per this policy. --Osiris (talk) 22:22, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Done, with thanks for his service. :-) PeterSymonds (talk) 22:25, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Sysop rights were removed due to inactivity, non-admins cannot be bureaucrats per this policy. --Osiris (talk) 22:22, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Done. -- Mentifisto 22:30, 2 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Can't believe I forgot to put this request in. Whoops. -Djsasso (talk) 00:14, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Érico Júnior Wouters@cawikinews

Please, remove my sysop rights, because It's not used for months and my work was done on ca.wikinews. Thanks, Érico Wouters msg 19:31, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header


As closing admin Sven Manguard (talk) 15:27, 3 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

See also

Steward requests/Permissions/Footer