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<translate> 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 name=bot>User:JarBot</tvar>|bot]]. Click here for a list of archives.</translate>


  • Requests for bot flags are handled at [[<tvar name=srb>SRB</tvar>|SRB]], and requests for [[<tvar name=globalg>Special:MyLanguage/Global groups</tvar>|global permissions]] are handled at [[<tvar name=srgp>SRGP</tvar>|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 name=irp>WM:IRP#On other wikis</tvar>|index]]).
  • For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the <tvar name=channel>#wikimedia-stewardsconnect</tvar> [[<tvar name=irc>Special:MyLanguage/IRC</tvar>|IRC]] channel. In emergencies, type <tvar name=stalk>!steward</tvar> in the channel to get the attention of stewards. Otherwise, you can type <tvar name=steward>@steward</tvar> for non-urgent help.</translate>

<translate> 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.</translate>

<translate> Quick navigation</translate>: <translate> Administrator</translate> | <translate> Interface administrator</translate> | <translate> Bureaucrat</translate> | <translate> CheckUser</translate> | <translate> Oversight</translate> | <translate> Removal of access</translate> | <translate> Miscellaneous</translate> | <translate> Global permissions</translate>

Cross-wiki requests
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Using this page

1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below: </translate>

==== Username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |user name =
<translate><!--T:15--> (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 name=nonpublic-data>Special:MyLanguage/Access to nonpublic personal data policy</tvar>|require]] users to sign a [[<tvar name=agreement>Special:MyLanguage/Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information</tvar>|confidentiality agreement]]. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also [[<tvar name=stew-handbook>Steward handbook/email templates</tvar>|sign the confidentiality agreement]] with the Wikimedia Foundation . The request is placed on hold temporarily, until the receipt has been [[<tvar name=idn>Access to nonpublic personal data policy/Noticeboard</tvar>|formally confirmed]] by the Office. </translate>


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)
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)
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)
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)
By the way, I just took a look to the two last accounts who voted, and they are obviously not members of this community, judging on their creation date and their number of edits. Some voting accounts were obviously created to vote, and when you know that Губин Михаил, who is making this request, was involved in sockpuppets abuse and canvassing and tried to get adminship on several projects this way, you can't endorse such a request... -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:28, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

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)

Well I think I would agree with this Les Meloures user, especially like the saying: "I will never more ask for temporary adminship and continue this requests every six months, like a little boy who asks for gifts." Or that would look like a puppet or beggar that ask for sysop every 6 months. Trusted users should be trusted and treated with more respect in my opinion. Their contribution are obvious very valuable.Trongphu (talk) 22:40, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
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)
Please start a discussion on a central community page (such as the Village Pump), even if the wiki is inactive, and leave it open for at least seven days. Then provide the link to this discussion in the "discussion=" box above. If there are no objections to your adminship after that period, stewards will consider temporary adminship, but these steps must be followed first. The local community must be given an opportunity to voice their opinions before we decide the outcome. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:16, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
This discussion on a central community page for adminship was done allready once on this page, in June and the stewards were informed. Bur I think nobody noticed, an again nobody notices that the lb: community is very little and rather without permanent users. But it grows step by step and the saving of the project needed hundreds of hours, done by less than 3 users. The problem is this: If there is no permanent survey by an admin than will become the playstation op a lot of IP-users, as you may see again on the activities today. Best regards --Les Meloures (talk) 21:04, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
I understand what Les Meloures says and I think we could make an effort, even if it's contrary to our principles. I helped him to start this wiki and know that he is wise and trustable. The best compromise would be, in my humble opinion, to grant a very long delay of temporary adminship, such as two years. What do you (Les Meloures and other stewards) think about it ?
I thought about something to help the luxembourgish community to grow up, because you're the only contributor on this project right now. What abouting welcoming users who contribute for the first time and offering them your help, thanking users who made a good contribution, etc. ? This is done on lots of projects and would not be a waste of time. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:03, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't see nothing wrong with 6 months temporary adminship. This is not a question of gifts or little boys. I'm not aware we've had any complaints about Les Meloures' admin work over lbwikt. Sometimes we do tell the user a week before the permissions are going to expire so they can arrange a vote. I understand it might be a bit boring having to ask each six months the community and obtain the silence as response, but two years of temporary adminship will be excesive, notwithstanding one year maximum of temporary adminship as exception may work for me. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:32, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
I dont know what can help the community to grow up. Actually two users are working.Some IP-adresses and specially one of the flamish region takes the lb wiktionary as his own playstation. He does experiments in all possible language that we are not able to control, and he does so many mistakes, and so more than 60% of his contributions must be deleted. A weekly survey with noticing other steward to delete is not the best solution. On the request to 3 years ago to help saving lb.Wiktionary I agreed, and a lot of cleaning up was done. A young user helped for some months, but actually he is busy on his studium, but still remains interested. If lb Wiktionary should be considered as as trustworthy there must be no articles that are not controlable and verified by an nativ speaker, and for foreign languages there should exist interwiki to confirm. I do this controls since beginning of the request. As I am a confirmed admin on lb.Wikipedia since 5 years, I don't understand the problem for giving an adminship for longer time. I am an 62 years old man, intrested on helping to grow this project, but i am not willing every 6 months to repeat the same litany to have adminship. Best regards --Les Meloures (talk) 09:25, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
OK. No problem for me, as I said above. Waiting the opinion of other stewards, I want to have your point of view on this MediaWiki extension, which could help you to review the articles. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:19, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm shure that this tool maybe very usefull, for big wikis. It is used on lb.wikipedia and helps to localise rapidly new articles without revision. As it seems only two of the admnins know how it works, and the community was never informed how it works. You must know that users on little wikis, even if they are admins and very usefull to that wiki, don't surf on every project, and a lot of them don't understand english enough to follow every details and explications. --Les Meloures (talk) 14:16, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
No need to understand english... It has been translated in French long ago, and as far as I know most of the luxembourgish people speak french... Also, you can translate it in the project's language if you need. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:54, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Bjarki S@is.wikisource

Hey. I have requested admin access on the Icelandic Wikisource. It is a inactive community but the only other regular user that I know of has already approved. I need this to get the front page into shape and do some housekeeping. I am an admin on the English WP and a bureaucrat on the Icelandic WP. --Bjarki S (talk) 22:05, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

On hold until 19 January, as per standard practice. Even though the wiki may be inactive, we still like to give a week for anyone to comment. Many thanks for your patience. PeterSymonds (talk) 22:08, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
I'll probably have forgotten what I wanted to do and moved on to other interests by then but alright. --Bjarki S (talk) 22:52, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
19 January has arrived. --Bjarki S (talk) 20:39, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2013-04-19. 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. -- Avi (talk) 23:36, 19 January 2013 (UTC)


Former Wikitravel-pt sysop. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 22:13, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

  • It is my understanding that legacy rights should apply, as they have with other language versions. Texugo (talk) 22:00, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


Only rollbacker at, but i would like to help other users (see requests above). There aren't many active users there. One month or two should help. Gusta (talk) 22:25, 16 January 2013 (UTC)


I was an admin at br.wikimedia until October 2011, resigning without any involvement on controversial actions. Since in the near future a new tool will be enabled at that wiki per approved proposal made by me, I think that is desiderable to get admin access to help on the new feature. The given discussion link is an announcement for that intention.

Please let me known if it is acceptable or if is needed to run a vote on the mentioned wiki. Best 02:42, 17 January 2013 (UTC)Lugusto

The wiki that you nominate is a chapter wiki, not one where stewards would make the decision. Please have one of the principal officers from brWM contact us to approve that right. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:28, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Hey, guys, you can give that flag, but if you want I can send one email via OTRS. Thank you for your concern. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 21:42, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


I'm offering my services voluntarily as Steward administrator for Urdu Wikipedia, if possible please consider my request. --Rachitrali (talk) -- Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 09:51, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Amending to admin request. Would you please provide a link to the discussion at urWP so we can assess this request. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:47, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


I'm sysop on pt.wp. Right now, i'd like to give some technical help on pt.wikivoyage. Maybe 1 or 2 month of temporary sysop should be enough. Best regards. --Márcio Muniz What's up? 19:51, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


I was an admin and bureaucrat on es.wikitravel, and am happy to serve in the same roles here. It's my understanding that legacy rights apply, and we have applied them to all other language versions prior to the launch of es and pt. --Peter Talk 21:53, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Hmm, es.wikivoyage have developed recently their own RfA procedures and have promoted some temporary admins recently (with no bureaucrats). Setting for review. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:52, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
There's an ongoing local discussion about this. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:58, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
I'd like to withdraw this request, as it apparently is controversial on es.wikivoyage. --Peter Talk 02:18, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done as the user has withdrawn the request. Snowolf How can I help? 02:24, 19 January 2013 (UTC)


As with Peter above: I was an admin and bureaucrat on es.wikitravel, and am happy to serve in the same roles here. It's my understanding that legacy rights apply, and we have applied them to all other language versions prior to the launch of es and pt. -- Texugo (talk) 21:59, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

See Peter's request above. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:54, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Stefán Ingi@is.wikisource

Unanimous support after seven days of discussion for reinstating Stefán Ingi at least as an admin. It probably made sense to deflag him as a bureaucrat due to inactivity but I think this user was prematurely desysopped. He was given seven days to respond in the middle of the holiday season when many people tend to be preoccupied with other things. Bjarki S (talk) 23:03, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 17:49, 19 January 2013 (UTC)


Following a discussion here on the need for more sysops on as.wikipedia, a poll was held to nominate as:User:Gitartha.bordoloi for sysop. The poll was held over 7 days which ended on Jan 17, 2013, with the tally 15 (YES) and 0 (NO). The as.wikipedia community requests that Gitartha.bordoloi may kindly be made a sysop. Thanks. Chaipau (talk) 01:02, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:29, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much!Thank you very much! Chaipau (talk) 16:31, 19 January 2013 (UTC)


I request temporary adminship on Bislama Wikipedia. There is no administrator and steady contributors. My aim is community growing, therefore my sysop action will be restricted to community maintenance and helping newcomers' growing. I don't know when my mission ends, but if can, I want to do temporary 3 months. Above discussion is local announcement. Thank you for your hard work. --Sotiale (talk) 14:02, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2013-04-21. --Bencmq (talk) 08:56, 21 January 2013 (UTC)


Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2013-07-21. --Bencmq (talk) 08:58, 21 January 2013 (UTC)


Please grant sysop access in view of the community consensus.--Beko (talk) 16:02, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Done. --Bencmq (talk) 08:54, 21 January 2013 (UTC)


As per community consensus, please grant temporary sysop status to Alan.lorenzo. If possible, to expire together with the other temporary admins, on the 10th of April, when permanent sysops will have been elected. Thank you, Savhñ 16:52, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Steward requests/Permissions/Crat-header

CheckUser access

Steward requests/Permissions/CU-header

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or, for requests regarding English Wikipedia email oversight-en-wp(at)wikipedia(dot)org. 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.

Oversight for ru.wikipedia

On hold pending identification. 14:07, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 14:07, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
On hold, pending identification. PeterSymonds (talk) 14:07, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 14:07, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

On behalf of RuWiki ArbCom by clerk Дядя Фред (talk) 13:18, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Summary of the case: The Russian Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee appointed three new oversighters and confirmed old one after resignation (in good standing) of one of two oversighters. (I also formally confirm the request as an arbitrator.) Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 13:51, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

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|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>


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)

On hold for 24 hours. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:32, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
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)
Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? Ok, this looks kinda dramatic/complex, but it's well over a month this request was posted. Any progress on this? Can we close as "not done" for now or Reality really wants to quit? Thanks. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:58, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Comment Comment I don't known whether User:Vito Genovese responded or not to this question of User:PeterSymonds in Turkish Wikipedia on 27 November 2012. Takabeg (talk) 09:21, 5 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi there! This admin/bureaucrat is no longer active since three years. However, before these three years, he has not been very active!  Raoli  02:39, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

I don't see a notification to the user of the beginning of desyop proceedings... Snowolf How can I help? 02:41, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Sent by mail since last week by user Gobbler. -- Raoli  02:44, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Please annotate on the user's talk page what processes and dates that the contacts were attempted. There should be a public record on your wiki, and at the user's talk page. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:49, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
I'll sent a message on his talk page, but this one is the first messsage sent to this user. It seems to me very strange!  Raoli  17:12, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header

Jon Harald Søby@wikidata

As a Wikidata admin. There is clear consensus. Sven Manguard (talk) 03:28, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

To clarify, that's translation admin. --Rschen7754 03:45, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
It has 7 supports and is a self-nom. I see the d:Wikidata:Requests_for_permissions page requires 8 supports for normal adminship, but I'm not sure if translation adminship is handled with a lower threshold. MBisanz talk 03:47, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
The guidelines say nothing about that, but I think someone has passed with fewer than 8 supports before. --Rschen7754 03:51, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Well, it now has more than 8 supports, so it passes, but it would be great to shove a line in RFP about it. MBisanz talk 04:14, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
(Edit conflict.) If the threshold is a problem, there are 9 supports, 0 opposes, and 0 neutral at the moment.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  04:16, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
RfP'n säger: RfP scheduled to end at 21 January 2013 21:25 (UTC) Låter inte som RfP-processen är helt genomtänkt för fall som dessa. :/ -- Lavallen 12:30, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done Your wiki has bureaucrats who can determine whether there is sufficient support and to assign this right. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:43, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Wrong! The present bureaucrats are wmde-developers, not comunity-crats. But hold until 21:25, 19 January 2013, when 5 days has past since the RfP was opened. -- Lavallen 14:16, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
okay, changed to on hold [19 January 2013] — billinghurst sDrewth 14:28, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
It's closed, so I've gone ahead and flagged. MBisanz talk 17:44, 19 January 2013 (UTC)


There appears to be no such "interface administrator" right on this wiki.--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:26, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Shiju, It might be easier to ask Stewards to do what you need to get done or ask for temp adminship if community agrees. --Jyothis (talk) 06:00, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Not sure whether this is the correct to place this message. A similar request for Telugu wikisource was placed here last year

If stewards can make the proof read extension work like it is working in the telugu Wikisource site then no need of this right for me. I do not remember the exact steps required for this. But from my experince with Telugu Wikisource it is mostly edits in Mediawiki namespace. Also see a similar request for Telugu wikisource earlier. --Shijualex (talk) 06:15, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

I would like to support Shijualex on this proposal. We currently need this extension to work on aswikisource. Chaipau (talk) 08:19, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Shijualex has been helping us a lot in wikipedia and wikisource despite being a non-Assamese. He should be given the appropriate right to make this aswikisource extension work. Gitartha.bordoloi (talk) 10:17, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Moved from here assuming this is the correct place. --Shijualex (talk) 05:53, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Wouldn't it be the best to grant temporary adminship on as.wikisource to you? As sysops can edit the MediaWiki namespace.. --MF-W 15:58, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Done Granted for 1 month to expire on 2013-02-19. I have granted you temporary adminship to expire in one month's time. PeterSymonds (talk) 16:14, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. --Shijualex (talk) 16:24, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

See also

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