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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.

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 ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |user name =
 |discussion= 
}}
(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.

Requests

COPY THE FOLLOWING CODE to the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== Username@xxproject ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =
 |discussion= 
}}

Administrator access

Steward requests/Permissions/Sysop-header

krishnaprasaths@ta.wikiquote

Hi. As you know, I used to be an admin on the Tamil Wiktionary, now my term will expire on 15 April 2012. Please extend my admin-ship for next one year if possible. I posted a notice here. Thank you. krishnaprasath (talk) 16:49, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 28 March. Trijnsteltalk 17:35, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2012-06-29. 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. [extended that is]Snowolf How can I help? 05:32, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

dsvyas@gu.wikisource

Hi, I am sysop on gu.wikipedia. gu.wikisource.org has just been created today, and we would need some local admin/sysops there. So will appreciate if you could grant permissions to myself and User:Sushant savla as well as backup.--DhavalTalk 00:54, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Please file requests so that the local community can vote on them, then reply here after a week that they have been running. If there is little or no response, which might be the case given it's a new project, you will be appointed as local admins for a temporary, renewable period of 6 months or so. Snowolf How can I help? 00:57, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
created discussion on gu.wikisource. Will revert back in few days time.--DhavalTalk 01:07, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until the 4th of April (I've duplicated the request for the other user). Snowolf How can I help? 05:42, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Sushant savla@gu.wikisource

Hi, I am sysop on gu.wikipedia. gu.wikisource.org has just been created today, and we would need some local admin/sysops there. So will appreciate if you could grant permissions to myself and User:Sushant savla as well as backup.--DhavalTalk 00:54, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Please file requests so that the local community can vote on them, then reply here after a week that they have been running. If there is little or no response, which might be the case given it's a new project, you will be appointed as local admins for a temporary, renewable period of 6 months or so. Snowolf How can I help? 00:57, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
created discussion on gu.wikisource. Will revert back in few days time.--DhavalTalk 01:07, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until the 4th of April (I've duplicated the request for the other user). Snowolf How can I help? 05:42, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Wizardist@be.wikisource

The wiki was created yesterday and it needs some love. Wizardist (talk) 08:37, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 11:46, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Хомелка@be.wikisource

The wiki was created yesterday and it needs some love. Wizardist (talk) 08:37, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 11:46, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Cekli829@lez.wikipedia

Lezgi Wikipedia has been created! I ask you to expand my admin status on the lezgi wikipedia so that I can still care about it. Thank you very much. --►Safir yüzüklü Ceklimesaj 12:48, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

You should make a local request first. Also I wonder what do you want to do there, as you hardly edited the test project on Incubator. --MF-W 12:51, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I will try to manage Lezgi Wiki for time-being. Migraghvi (talk) 22:44, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • In Lezgi Wiki has been opened voting. Please, don't lev adminship to Cekli829 without result of it. Saint Johann (ru) 23:10, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
The user has added a comment "for 3 months etc. (For the interim status of technical Administrator.)" in the wrong section, as I understand it, he's indicating that his request is for temporary sysop to help set up the wiki for 3 months. Snowolf How can I help? 05:28, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 5th of April. Snowolf How can I help? 05:28, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
OK, I'll place a message to vote page about 5th April.--Soul Train (talk) 10:15, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Very good! --►Safir yüzüklü Ceklimesaj 10:59, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

sushant_savla@gu.wikisource

(I am Contributor on Gujarati Wikipedia, Translate wiki and Gujarati Wiki Source. I had prposed , managed and successfully completed a campaign on guarati source for adding its first complete book. I have translated around 200 articles and have 4000 edits on wikipedia Guajrati. On translsate wiki i have translated around 1300 messeges under localization. I request for local syspop rights on gu.wikisource) --Sushant savla (talk) 18:39, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for two weeks. The local request started earlier this day, no supporters yet! a×pdeHello! 19:44, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Why two weeks and not the customary one week? Snowolf How can I help? 05:29, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Well, we give one week to get a vote for temp sysop, regular sysop should have enough supporters and time to find those. Am I wrong? a×pdeHello! 12:13, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
No, but since we have two other rq's on this page regarding the same project, it would maybe be good to handle these three rq's in the same way. -- Lavallen (talk) 10:25, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
This is a duplicate of a rq above. -- Lavallen (talk) 10:27, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Migraghvi@lez.wikipedia

I am ready to fulfill admin role in Lezgi Wiki.Migraghvi (talk) 14:17, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Please link to the local discussion on this request. MBisanz talk 14:27, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Nevermind, found it. MBisanz talk 14:31, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
On hold until April 5, given the vote started today. MBisanz talk 14:34, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Steward requests/Permissions/Crat-header

CheckUser access

Steward requests/Permissions/CU-header

Piku@frwiki

Queix@frwiki

7th renewal of fr.wikipedia.org CheckUsers. These two users have been appointed by our local ArbCom. Elfix 17:39, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

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.

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

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  • 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|self-discussion>Talk:Steward_requests/Permissions/2011#Self_requests</>|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|crat-rem>Bureaucrat#Removing_access</>|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|aar>Admin activity review</>|Admin activity review]] applies.
  • See the [[<tvar|usage>#Using this page</>|instructions above]] for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.</translate>

Reza1615@fa.wikipedia

Please remove my sysop access. Thank you. --Reza1615 (talk) 15:52, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Reza1615@fa.wiktionary

Please remove my sysop access. Thank you. --Reza1615 (talk) 15:52, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

James@ang.wiktionary

This user as only bureaucrat and administrator is inactive after 2009-03-08, without responding to my reminder. The wiki is so inactive so no one else commented. Please remove both bureaucrat and administrator flags. Thanks.--Jusjih (talk) 21:24, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP ██ 21:28, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Erik1980@nl.wiki

Could you please remove my sysop tools on nl.wiki? Thanks! Erik1980 (talk) 19:09, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

@other stewards, please put this on hold. @Erik1980, weet je het zeker? Waarom wil je je modknopjes kwijt? Trijnsteltalk 19:11, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Okay! PeterSymonds (talk) 19:13, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Please see my local statement about this. I've actually thought about it for quite a while, so there's no need to put anything on hold I'm afraid... Erik1980 (talk) 19:15, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Yep, I just saw it here... It's sad you have to leave us. :( Trijnsteltalk 19:16, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Done, thanks for your work. PeterSymonds (talk) 19:18, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header

User 32X@commons

I'm asking for the importupload right (XML import; called import right by some tools) on Wikimedia Commons where I'm an admin since 2008. I was asked to separate some double-uploads (one file name, different files). Usually this is not a problem because every upload generates a new revision of the description page (usualy just a one-by-one copy of the last one), but some upload tools work differently. The Wiki loves Monuments upload tool does not create a new revision if an existing file is overwritten, which leaves two (or more) files but only one fitting revision of the description page. An easy work-around would be a second revision from myself but that would result into a file uploaded by one user while the earliest version of description page came from another user days or even months later. (This would raise questions regarding the validity of the given license.) My current work-around is to export the version history from commons, import it to de.wikipedia by using my XML-import right there, than transwiki-importing it back to commons and move it to the destination (namespace issues due to different language settings). This works but it is way to messy to do it more than a couple of times. --32X (talk) 22:23, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Is there some local discussion relating to this on Commons? MBisanz talk 22:34, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
Can U name an example? Maybe their is a shorter way to do so ...
Btw. why do have admins the import right but not the importupload right? Why do only the import group have the importupload right? And yet there are no users flagged with the import group ... a×pdeHello! 11:25, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Because importupload right is insecure. Ruslik (talk) 11:31, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
There is no previous discussion because I was using the tools I had:
File:Cottbus August-Bebel-Straße 85.jpg and File:Cottbus August-Bebel-Straße 85 (front).jpg originate both from File:Bebel str.JPG (The log gives some clues about what I was doing. The file has recently been uploaded and the name wasn't very descriptive, so there's no redirect.)
ID 68354529 is an exact duplicate of ID 66962344, this duplicate was created by exporting it, XML-importing it to de.WP and transwikiimporting it to commons. --32X (talk) 12:50, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Ok, if I got that right, you're talking about the separation of two versions of a file looking too different? I already did this several times, but I never needed to ex- or import anything! I just deleted the complete file, restored one version, moved this version to some other name and restored the rest. Worked out perfectly for me ... a×pdeHello! 13:00, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
P.S.: Please name an example not yet done! a×pdeHello! 13:01, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
I don't know what's the best approach here (an informed discussion should probably happen on Commons first), but note that what described is a bug. The easiest thing to do is probably to stop such imports, which are usually unnecessary. Nemo 14:22, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
File:275. Christuskirche.jpg has two different files but only one fitting revision in the version history. --32X (talk) 14:25, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
I don't know why you're splitting such files although they're simple reuploads, but you should really discuss this locally. There's no cogent reason not to use the "easy workaround", and personally I consider it better; or even better, just upload the file you recover under a new title mentioning the original one, it's straightforward application of the license. By the way, suppressing redirects is a very bad idea, you should hope that Brion doesn't discover you. Nemo 15:00, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
People see two different photos and want to have two different file names. That's it. The log entry is related to the file name, it doesn't help anything for separating files. The revisions of the file description page are the important ressources, that are needed here. MediaWiki will only restore a file if there's at least one description page revision.
Just reuploading a file is exactly the thing I want to avoid, because it is a weak point in the processing chain. One user is the uploader but another one is the author. Guess who'll be credited by third party users. If a user decides to change his name by asking for renaming the account, there's no problem with the splitted file because it is hard connected to him. Believe me, there are enough reasons just to duplicate the missing file description than to reupload the whole file. --32X (talk) 22:25, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

See also

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