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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.

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  • 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[edit]

1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== User name@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[edit]

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[edit]

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

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

Administrator access[edit]

See administrator for information about this user group.

  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at translatewiki.net. Please do not request administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

For permanent adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.

Xaosflux@sqwikiquote[edit]

If not appropriate, perhaps an Albanian steward (RadiX maybe?) could help? — xaosflux Talk 17:15, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Xaosflux has already been helping our community and me personally with tech tips for many months now, especially regarding interface related problems so giving him temporal access on administration level would help speed things up. - Klein Muçi (talk) 17:24, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
Personally I don't have anything against. Could you link to an on-wiki discussion about this right assignments? An announcement should be enough, provided no opposes. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:15, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
Announcement left at q:sq:Wikiquote:Kuvendi#Temporary_access_requested_for_Xaosflux. If there is a single objection, please consider this withdrawn. — xaosflux Talk 21:54, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
I don't think there will be any objections, since we do have a very small active community there. Actually I've asked for crat privileges in the past here to handle requests in situations like this fast but was denied it because of the lack of a big active community. Anyway, let's wait a bit and see. :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 07:51, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Let's wait anyway, just in case :). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:59, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Can you guys add fixing the sidebar to your list to allow translation? Thanks! :) ~riley (talk) 08:32, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

@~riley: I've corrected that just yesterday according to the changes you made at SqWiki. :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:01, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Klein Muçi: Yes, the essential 3 are now done but our goal is to translate them all so they are understandable in the local project language and English. Let me know if you need help with this. ~riley (talk) 09:44, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@~riley: I was thinking that. I actually do. Can you explain a bit more in details how the translation process works in my talk page here so we don't overfill this discussion? - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:51, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
Note left on user talk page. ~riley (talk) 03:33, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Interface administrator access[edit]

See Interface admin for information about this user group.

  • If you are requesting adminship and the interface admin at the same time, you can file one request in administrator section and state you want interface adminship as well.
  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at translatewiki.net. Please do not request interface administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.
  • Since the end of 2018 all interface administrators are required to have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. Please, enable it before posting your request here.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

For permanent interface adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary interface adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.

Joanmp14@ti.wiki[edit]

Hello, I am requesting this permission in order to improve the Wikipedia and Wiktionary interfaces but on the Tigrinya [1] wikiprojects and I want to help these projects prosper and be more recognized for their respective speakers. I have created the localized Wikipedia and Wiktionary logos for this language and would like to make them public, I also plan to create them for other Wikimedia projects in the future. There is no one active in these projects or special pages to request permissions and that is why I do it here. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joanmp14 (talkcontribs) 15:34, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Joanmp14 You will need to request that access on meta. --Izno (talk) 16:29, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
Moved from w:WP:BN. @Izno and Joanmp14: -- Amanda (aka DQ) 20:06, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
@Joanmp14: Has the community agreed with the promotion? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:02, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Not at Steward_requests/Global_permissions, because it is very risky for me, so DeltaQuad recommended that I make the requests here since I only need it for those two wikiprojects --Joanmp14 (talk) 12:25, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Joanmp14: I mean, did ti.wiki's community agree with your promotion? It needs to be discussed there. Regarding logos, the correct way to change them is to request a configuration change at Phabricator, see Requesting_wiki_configuration_changes (note that also requires a discussion). Maybe some other of your use cases have a better solution as well, I can help if you want. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:28, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: There is no community portal or special page for request permissions on these wikis, for that reason I ask them here --Joanmp14 (talk) 12:41, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Joanmp14: I understand there is no process for requesting rights at that wiki. However, the promotion needs to be agreed by that wiki. Simply post a message at their Village Pump or similar page, and ask :). Also, I'd appreciate if you could explain for what you need those permissions (which changes you would like to perform). Perhaps there is some better solution instead. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:03, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: They also do not have a village pump, I cannot communicate with anyone because either such a page does not exist or is inactive. This is my only method of doing it. I just want to put the localized logos that I create for the Tigrinya Wikipedia[2] and Wiktionary[3] projects without asking someone because I need to test and see how it looks before going public, plus I have to make some modifications to fix some errors --Joanmp14 (talk) 16:06, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
I understand opposes aren't likely, but we cannot grant permission out of the blue. Also, note that being interface admin isn't the good way to do logo updates. Requesting a wiki configuration change is. The logo will look the same as it looks in your image editor ;). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:38, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Okay, so I will create a new task. Thank you! --Joanmp14 (talk) 17:01, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done per discussion. Feel free to re-create a new request if you need this permission in the future. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:15, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.
  • A small project does not need bureaucrats. Currently whether a promotion is valid or not is decided by stewards. See here for a guideline.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

CheckUser access[edit]

See CheckUser policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request CheckUser information, see Steward requests/Checkuser. This is the place to request CheckUser access.
  • Temporary CheckUser access is not permitted and temporary access is only used by stewards.

Oversight access[edit]

See Oversight policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request to have content oversighted, ask for a steward in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect and contact a steward privately. This section is for requesting access to the Oversight tool.
  • For contact details about oversighters across the wikis, refer to this page.
  • Note that temporary Oversight access is not permitted and temporary status is only used by stewards.

  • When a new user is assigned to this group, please add them to this list.

Removal of access[edit]

  • 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 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, a trusted user from that wiki should provide a link here to the discussion, 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 separate list of these specific wikis.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.

User Averater@sv.wikibooks[edit]

Local policy states that sysop rights shall be removed if a user is inactive for a year. Mentioned user has been inactive for 3 years. I've notified both the community and the user. Minorax (talk) 06:55, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Policy seems to mandate the user needs to have a month to reply. The user was notified on March 26, which means this isn't actionable until April 26. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:31, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests[edit]

Requests for permissions that don't fit in other sections belong here. Importer rights can be granted on most wikis by stewards only. Please gain local community consensus before posting a new section here.

Note that the following types of permissions requests belong on separate pages:

  • SRB — Local or global bot status
  • SRGP — Global permissions

See also[edit]