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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 | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions | Unexpired temporary access

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 ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibook -->
 |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[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.


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

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

Administrator access[edit]

See administrator for information about this user group.

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

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests. Approved temporary access requests are listed at SRAT. Requests are moved to that page by a bot.

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.


This request is for providing temporary adminship to User:Billinghurst @bn.wikisource as per above discussion and community consensus. The community will request for termination for adminship after the requested work is completed by him. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 17:28, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

On hold until 11 February 2016. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:21, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Comment Comment @Ajraddatz: Not that it particularly matters for this event whilst they await Commons decision-making processes, however, temporary adminships haven't required a week's consensus previously, in line with the text above 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. This is a situation where they need a Commons admin to have rights to transfer files, and it is not a case of standard adminship.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:51, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Two years doing this and I've never heard of automatically granting temp access after just the announcement. The week lets the local community give comment, and if there is support then temporary access can be granted :) Ajraddatz (talk) 02:01, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Indeed, that sentence is certainly outdated. --MF-W 13:19, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
There is full consensus within the community. We had previously discussed the issue in our Bengali Wikisource Coordination Group in Facebook, then Bodhisattwa initiated the matter. We need it to shift Commons files that stand on PD-India alone, without cover of PD-old-100-1923, PD-old-80-1923, PD-old-70-1923, PD-India-URAA (PD-old-60-1996) or simultaneous PD-1923 + PD-India. Regards, Hrishikes (talk) 06:26, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.

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.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has signed the confidentiality agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation. An email template is available for requesting new users to identify. Breaching these rules may be the cause for removing your steward access.

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.


Elfix has informed the French arbcom of his resignation as CU. Posted here on the French project. Please remove accordingly his CU rights. Thanks, — Racconish ☎ 12:35, 7 February 2016 (UTC) for the French arbcom

Done. Thanks for your work. —MarcoAurelio 12:37, 7 February 2016 (UTC)


Per local policy Darklama's sysop rights should be removed as he is inactive for more than one year (no edits, no logged actions). One month's notice was given here and here without response. Thanks - QuiteUnusual (talk) 08:43, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 09:13, 8 February 2016 (UTC)


Please, remove checkuser status from account above. According to local rules, checkusers should be confirmed through a vote process in the ending of their one year term. User has been notified on his talk page a week ago and didn't create a confirmation request. Thanks.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 02:47, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

I've removed rights, @Trijnstel, Barras: - could you please do the rest? einsbor talk 15:41, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -Barras talk 16:08, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

User kipcool@frwikisource[edit]

Please remove my sysop privileges from fr.wikisource, since I am not really active there these days. Thanks. Kipcool (talk) 13:45, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

On hold for 24 h per standard practice. einsbor talk 15:42, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:44, 10 February 2016 (UTC)


Hi. Please remove my sysop flag at sv.wikibooks. I was just there temporarily to update old JavaScript, so you don't need to wait 24h. Thank you. Nirmos (talk) 22:00, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 22:06, 9 February 2016 (UTC)


Sysop without activity more than 1 year, he was contacted and gave his consent for sysop status removal. Adehertogh (talk) 13:28, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:49, 10 February 2016 (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]