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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 ====
 |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:

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

Administrator access

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I am administrator at eu.wikipedia and eu.wiktionary. I usually work at eu.wikibooks. Sometimes the project needs some maintenance work by an administratior. I request and submit for votation an adminship-right. Thanks. - Joxemai (talk) 11:52, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

On hold until 7 March 2013. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:08, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2013-09-08. 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. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:38, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


I request permanent adminship. I have been for some times temporary administrator. I often make contributions in the project and other current administrators are inactive. Current adminship expires in 2013 April 11. Thanks. - Joxemai (talk) 12:03, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

On hold until 7 March 2013. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:08, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2013-09-08. 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. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:38, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


The user Vituzzu has previously massively deleted no-content pages from the wiki, but many more are still left. I am looking forward to continue his efforts, and furthermore, in the absence of a local active community, to fight spam. Hence, I request a temporary adminship.--D'AroemenenZullenNiVergaan (talk) 22:17, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for a week until 13 March. --MF-W 23:07, 6 March 2013 (UTC)


I request permanent administratorship. I was administrator for 6 years over the pre-wmf version of this wiki, and my current temporary administratorship ends on March 24. I am also permanent admin on en:WV. I am by far the most active administrator and user on pt:, have always used the shiny buttons responsibly, and it's fairly obvious that I won't be abandoning the project or turning renegade. Thanks. Texugo (talk) 14:22, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 March 2013. Snowolf How can I help? 14:27, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


Unanimous support for adminship. Techman224Talk 19:58, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done QuiteUnusual TalkQu 20:20, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

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Дагиров Умар

(I request to a flag of Bureaucrat. Here is the voting page. ce:Википедийа:Requests for bureaucratship Not all of users are active in Chechen Wikipedia, and if you'll deside to not giving me Bureaucrat access, I requesting the Administrator flag to deleting vandalism and spam. Also, I would like to draw your attention to curent situation with Bureaucrats in Chechen Wikipedia. None of them are active now and also I do not understand how many of them even became Bureaucrats: Nohcho - not active since 11 May, 2010 (also have Bot flag!) Girdi - not active since 28 November, 2010 Kade - not active since 12 February, 2011 Mega programmer - not active since 13 June, 2012 (3 edits since June 2011)

What should we do to removing Bureaucrat flags from those users? And can you remove flags without community decision?) Дагиров Умар (talk) 13:43, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Comment Comment A discussion in the community that addresses the removal of bureaucrats, AND notifying the relevant people of the discussion. I would expect that such a discussion should be open for a month to get sufficient airing. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:02, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Comment Comment addendum. I have removed the bot flag for the bureaucrat. That would seem to be inappropriate as a permanent addition for a crat.
Сейчас для меня главное - приступить к работе, в чевики очень много мусора накопилось, я надеюсь, стюарды не заставят долго ждать с подведением итога. С/ У -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 19:32, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
I am significantly concerned about this request, as there were complaints lodged at the English Wikipedia about users there being canvassed to support this request. Please see [2]. --Rschen7754 22:12, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
On Chechen wikipedia and there are no such rules, you worry for nothing I do not have bad ends I want to improve Wikipedia invite new members if you can leave the project against. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 06:25, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
I agree with Umar! Rschen7754 - what do you want - to сomply the strange rules in the project without active admins, with admins with 9 edits in 2008 year or just going away in your own project and do not bother to users who really want to help the project? What are you talking about? What are you done for the Chechen Wikipedia to have a right to stopping of its development? Uh? Umar wrote to me also and what? Without that I would not even know about voting. Enough!--Soul Train (talk) 06:40, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Canvassing causes an unfair election, and the stewards have the right to deny this request because of that. --Rschen7754 06:51, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Stewards have right to not stop the development of Chechen Wikipedia and I think this is the main thing, not "Canvassing" as your opinion. Opinion of the user of Largest Developed section of Wikipedia, not user of section where when you just write "Russian Federation", you take the threatening letter from admin Sasan700. You know nothing about Chechen Wikipedia, how can you morally write here bad things about Umar who wants to resurrect Chechen Wikipedia from ruins. Disrespect to you.--Soul Train (talk) 08:10, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Last year, I also applied for half of the year continued the vote and not a single no vote for and not against the tip page has been deleted. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 07:00, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
(non-steward opinion) ce:Special:Statistics tells me that you have 68 active users; that is not enough for local bureaucrats, in my opinion. Meanwhile, the stewards are available to do bureaucrat tasks on wikis without bureaucrats. I realize that you do not have active administrators, but that can be solved through what is known as temporary adminship. --Rschen7754 07:12, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
The project allready have 5 bureaucrats. As I think, all 5 are mitpuppets of one user who is inactive now. And of course it is another issue. And number of active users is not the main indicator for bureaucrats - the main thing is the number of administrators on 1 bureaucrat. And as Umar said, there is a desire to remove the flags from the inactive bureaucrats, to avoid skew.--Soul Train (talk) 07:40, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Your opinion is clear you want to close this request? Find an active participant in the project and I'll leave. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 07:17, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Skilled and experienced an ethnic Chechen, locate, and I ask all. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 07:29, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
The bureaucrats are in the article on Chechnya president write that he was born illegitimate and his parents are dirty pigs and that he is traitor of Chechen people, is this normal? See what our people have done for this Kadyrov Do you like to continue the campaign and that the city was once so. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 08:11, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Are you worried about my posts did not know what happen in the Chechen Wikipedia without knowing the English language I fail to properly convey to you this. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 10:03, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Umar, I correct your message.--Soul Train (talk) 08:14, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Good Soul Train. thanks. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 08:27, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
This is the Permissions withdrawal requests page ce:Википедийа:Permissions withdrawal requests. In accordance with the recommendations of Billinhurst, this voting will continue one month. All users from this page were warned by Soul Train on their talk pages. And, by the way, one of those bureaucrat found my page in social network "Odnoklassniki" and said to me that he can find me and it's gonna happen some bad things with me and with my son. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 11:10, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Comment: I reiterate my support. The user is the most serious contributor to that wiki. I see no problem with canvassing in this case. This is a small wiki, and this request doesn't have a lot of chances to get any more attention otherwise. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:35, 28 February 2013 (UTC) ce.wpo
Comment:I would also support this. (Note that this Meta page is on my watchlist for already about five years). The situation on ce.wp right now is that the existing sysops and bureaucrats (most likey, all of them are are in fact the same person) most of the time inactive, and when they become active, they conduct activity incompatible with the Five Pillars. I do not know about canvassing (in fact, I discussed the situation with Umar and advised him to run an RfB, but did not vote myself), but ther is no "other side" in this story. The other side would not come and vote against him, they would just stop the RfB, delete the page and block him indefinitely if they show up in the project and notice the RfB. Luckily, they did not show up for the long time.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:07, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Support Support this request. I fully agree with Amir & Ymblanter. I think, this is key issue for starting re-development of Chechen wiki. I also support for removing Bureaucrat flags from inactive users. --Kaganer (talk) 17:58, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
  • I would like to know about the situation with the permissions of Dagirov Umar and how long we can waiting for? There are many problems in Chechen Wikipedia, not only about threatening from currently low-active administrators (I mean Sasan700), but just with the technical part; for example, it needed to adding the Wikificator in MediaWiki space for remove in articles numbers in the middle of texts - numbers that must be Chechen letter Ӏ (Ӏа) also known as Palochka.--Soul Train (talk) 19:46, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
    I look forward to the end, I many ideas you need to create a lot of things to remove debris. Ask the stewards accepted solution is nothing more to build new states will not know everything. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 19:56, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
  • I am inclined to deny this request on the basis of the major and ridiculous canvassing that has gone on and which makes it impossible for us to determine consensus. I wouldn't mind hearing some opinions on this from my colleagues tho. Snowolf How can I help? 22:40, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
    In any case, with 5 local 'crats, please contact them about this request first, one of them actually edited fairly recently and maybe would reply to an email or talk page message. Snowolf How can I help? 22:44, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
    What are you doing? Do you even understand? Facepalm. You want another voting without "canvassing" (whatta stupid word...)? OK, you'll get it. But this is simply waste of time.--Soul Train (talk) 12:32, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
    By the way, Snowolf, can you show me the discussion in Chechen Wikipedia where, for example, user Shatoidil get his administrator permission? It is very interesting question that bothers me for a long time. Please, show me discussion, according to which its flag is official. And I'll agree with you. But now you are protect the violations. And if this is so, then your permission of steward should be removed. Am I right? Tell me.--Soul Train (talk) 12:51, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Inactive bureaucrats and administrators are notified. I had to report the vote I take off and do not know they can vote against it if there is a cause and honestly did not know it is wrong. I DO NOT Vandal flag if I confide that I will not let you down. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 23:57, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
  • We are playing by the rules. Notify 1, Notify 2, Notify 3, Notify 4, Notify 5. What else?--Soul Train (talk) 13:48, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
    Propose to close my request for a bureaucrat is a month I will request again in a month and I will not be campaigning all the rules. Unfortunately I do not know that there is such a rule Sorry. Waiting for an answer from the officials? -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 19:46, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
    That seems like a good idea. However, since you are currently not even a sysop, it is probably a better idea to only request sysop rights in your new request. Normally users are sysops for some time first, before they think about becoming a bureaucrat. --MF-W 22:18, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
I agree but to re-vote will take time and the chechns Wikipedia lot of work waiting. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 00:58, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

CheckUser access

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Nelson Teixeira@ptwiki

Nelson was elect checkuser in ptwiki, according voting (27/04/0) (pending identification). Thanks in advance. Érico Wouters msg 23:36, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending identification. Trijnsteltalk 23:47, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
User is now identified.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 08:44, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done: checkuser flag granted. Mathonius (talk) 08:51, 9 March 2013 (UTC)


Biologo was elect checkuser in ptwiki, according voting (25/02/0) (pending identification). Thanks in advance. Érico Wouters msg 15:10, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending identification. Trijnsteltalk 18:14, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
User is now identified.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 07:11, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:47, 10 March 2013 (UTC)


WP-fr ArbCom decieded to give back Mmenal status following some explanations. Thanks, LittleTony87 (talk) 20:50, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

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.

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 am asking removal of my rights as a bureaucrat on nlwiki. Thanks in advance. --Lymantria (talk) 09:01, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thank you for your work QuiteUnusual TalkQu 09:25, 7 March 2013 (UTC)


Please remove my admin flag. As I am busy with my personal work, I will not use this privilege for some months (may be years). --Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 10:14, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thank you for your work over the years QuiteUnusual TalkQu 11:07, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
winkThanks! --Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 11:16, 7 March 2013 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop permission. --Wayiran (talk) 11:16, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for the work you've done on Wikipedia and Wikinews as a sysop ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:06, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


Please remove my bureaucrat and sysop permissions. --Wayiran (talk) 11:17, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your work over the years! We proud of you!--MehdiTalk 12:06, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


Please remove Azrael555 sysop's status because of more of six months of inactivity. log policy Thanks --Cotton (talk) 00:23, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Snowolf How can I help? 00:36, 9 March 2013 (UTC)


He/she does/did not have edit activities for three months since 2012-12-10T13:21:25. According to de-sysop policy of ja.wikiprdia, I request to remove his/her sysop access. Thank you. --Vigorous action (talk) 19:16, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Done. Please thank them for their work. Many thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 19:20, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

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I want to import enwp templates correctly (not by copy/pasting). Moreover I'm cleaning up lowp since a few weeks tagging pages and moving pages to the correct places, adding images from commons, etc... The right would help me, the community is defacto dead (ony a few users working on the actual content, see recent changes) and thus nobody was responding to my request. mabdul 11:47, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Let's give the community a moment to comment in the discussion there. Pundit (talk) 12:45, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
The request was posted on 15 February. --MF-W 23:56, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
You'd better request setup of import sources. Ruslik (talk) 18:13, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Yep, you should file a bug for that. Currently, lo:Special:Import doesn't allow import from any sources. πr2 (t • c) 18:18, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, the import status would of course allow uploads from XML files. However I agree that here probably it is best to give the transwiki status, as only pages from one wiki are planned to be imported. Additionally, while I trust the user to handle the importupload permission in a way that won't break the wiki (which it can!), with only the transwiki import possibility the potential problems would be lower (Mabdul is not a sysop there, so he can't clean up mistakenly imported stuff directly). --MF-W 19:18, 4 March 2013 (UTC) — This made me have an idea: Wikimedia_Forum#Idea:_standard_import_sources. --MF-W 19:27, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Uhm, I never checked that because I thought the importing is turned on by default on every WMF wiki. o.O
I will check the forum thread shortly... mabdul 06:42, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

See also

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