Admin activity review/Local inactivity policies

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Compiled list of wikis with admin review processes[edit]

This list was originally compiled at Talk:Requests for comment/Activity levels of advanced administrative rights holders as part of the RFC process. If your community has developed or revoked a review process, please add them here and consider adding a link to your local community process and a permalink to the decision in the edit summary. Please also leave a note on Stewards' noticeboard pointing to your change on this page.

Special provision rights[edit]

Multilingual projects[edit]


  • cs.wikibooks policy: removal after 6 months without logged action
  • en.wikibooksExpectations (permissions for administrators, bureaucrats, and checkusers may be removed when minimum activity expectations are not met, one month after notifying the person and the community. Inactive bots may have permissions removed at bureaucrats discretion)
  • fr.wikibooksInactivity policy of one year
  • ja.wikibooks — annual reconfirmations (policy)
  • nl.wikibooksInactief, policy: removal procedure starts after 12 months of inactivity
  • sv.wikibooksInactivity policy, one year.
  • vi.wikibooks has a recall process for inactive administrators. However, only one user has ever been given permanent rights; the rest are given temporary rights by Meta stewards.


  • cs.wikinews policy: removal after 6 months without logged action
  • en.wikinews (has ArbCom) n:en:Wikinews:Permission expiry policy (admins are downgraded to normal users if no edits for 2 years, bureaucrats are downgraded to admins if no edits for 2 years, or both permissions may downgraded or removed if no use of permissions for 2 years)
  • fa.wikinews policy: removal after 6 months inactive + 7 days warning
  • fr.wikinews policy: a warning is issued if not logged actions in 12 months, removal after 3 months of inactivity after the warning.
  • it.wikinews policy: annual vote for confirmation plus removal after six months of inactivity, but it's quite unapplied
  • ja.wikinews checks by another discussion. We do the will your administrator of inactivity about more than a year. Or, administrator of inactivity for more than two years will apply for removal of administrator flag. Please look at checklist.
  • ru.wikinews policy: a warning is issued if no logged actions in 6 months, removal after 3 months of inactivity after the warning
  • sv.wikinews policy: adminstrators and bureaucrats who have not performed an action (logged? edit?) within the last 6 months can be removed, after a 1 month warning
  • zh.wikinews Inactivity policy: Administrators can be desysoped if they have no edits more than 6 months, and after notification, still don't edit within one week




  • bn.wikisource policy : removal after 1 year after local discussion, if not active, minimum 100 editcount/year.
  • cs.wikisource policy: removal after 6 months without logged action
  • en.wikisource annual confirmation process s:Wikisource:Restricted access policy
  • fi.wikisource policy: removal after 2 years of no administrative actions (in the log)
  • he.wikisource: Sysops or Bureaucrats are removed of privileges after 6 months of inactivity or 12 months having less than 15 edits of content pages (not including talk pages). [1]
  • it.wikisource policy: removal after 1 year without any logged edit.
  • nl.wikisource policy: every sysop loses his rights after having less than 20 edits over a period of 12 months.
  • pl.wikisource removal after 12 months of inactivity, a local discussion is required and could only be started by administrators in May or November s:pl:Wikiźródła:Odbieranie uprawnień
  • sr.wikisource policy: 13 months
  • sv.wikisource inactivity policy: removal after 1 year of inactivity on every Wikimedia projects.
  • zh.wikisource Inactivity guideline: Administrators are desysoped if they have no edits & actions in the past 6 months (except User and User talk namespaces), and after notification, still don't edit within one month


  • de.wikiversity loss of rights after one year with under 10 edits. Inactivity rules
  • ja.wikiversity annual reconfirmations (policy)


  • en.wikivoyage has automatic removal by bureaucrats after 2 years. voy:Wikivoyage:Administrators
  • es.wikivoyage has inactivity removal policy for administrators and bureaucrats who are inactive for 6 months. Inactivity is less than 20 edits or logged actions in this period (policy link).
  • sv.wikivoyage policy
  • zh.wikivoyage Inactivity policy: Administrators are desysoped if they have no edits in the past 6 months (except User and User talk namespaces), and after notification, still don't edit within one month


  • cs.wiktionary policy: removal after 12 months without edit or logged action
  • en.wiktionary policy: removal after 5 years with no use of tools provided there are more than 20 admins before the removal (vote)
  • fr.wiktionary policy: admin automatic removal after 2 years without any activity (policy), likely applies to bureaucrats too [2]
  • ja.wiktionary Administrators are re-elected or de-sysop'ed annually (policy). Automatic removal may take place after 3-month inactivity with no local edits, though it is rarely enforced (policy).
  • li.wiktionary can only be removed by vote (policy)
  • nl.wiktionary policy: Admins removed after 12 months with less than 50 edits or after a vote; each bureaucrat has to be an admin too
  • pl.wiktionary policy: removal after RFC [3]
  • pt.wiktionary inactive administrators lose their rights after 2 years with less than 50 edits. The user can request their tools back without the need of a new vote, at bureaucrat's discretion, if they wish to return to activity (policy).
  • simple.wiktionary policy: desysop nomination after 1 year with no edits/logged actions