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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:

==== Username@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.

Please start a new discussion about requesting the permission on the local village pump, administrators' noticeboard or a designated page for requesting permissions each time you request or renew adminship.

  • Discussions should be open for seven days. Please request adminship here seven days after discussions started. This page is not the place for any discussions or votes. (For wikis with few active users, it is OK to have no comments.)
  • If you only want adminship for specific tasks, please state for how long and for which tasks you need it. Otherwise stewards will decide whether to assign permanent adminship and the duration of adminship. See Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements.

Abuluntu@nowikibooks[edit]

I wish to apply for administrator privileges on the project do much needed maintenance the absence of other administrators and contributors. At the moment I’m working on a project and wish to have the ability to watch out for vandalism, and delete pages. A lot of pages needs to be deleted, and administrators have abandoned the ship long ago, and left to other projects. Thanks for your time. I’m not a very experienced user, but have more than 1000 edits on Wikipedia and a few hundred on wikibooks the last three months. I’m the only contributor within that time period. -- Abuluntu ( talk) 17:26, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for one week until January 27, 2021 (RfA started today). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:26, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Mirzali@diqwiktionary[edit]

I'm requesting to be an admin on Zazaki Wiktionary. Many thanks! -- Mirzali (talk) 00:58, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 28th January --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 05:18, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Yasanto Lase@niawiktionary[edit]

I'm requesting to be an admin on Nias Wiktionary and Nias Wikipedia Yasanto Lase (talk) 01:03, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till January 30. Yasanto Lase, please submit a separate request for Nias Wikipedia linking to the respective discussion. --Base (talk) 04:59, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Nevatovol@avk.wikipedia[edit]

See above. Thanks. Kotavusik (talk) 00:07, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Kotavusik@avk.wikipedia[edit]

See above. Thanks. Kotavusik (talk) 00:07, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Axel xadolik@avk.wikipedia[edit]

See above. Thanks. Kotavusik (talk) 00:07, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

ClaudiaVisentini@avk.wikipedia[edit]

We have set up a voting procedure to appoint the administrators of avk.wikipedia.org, present on the Doda (Community) page. A consultation has been launched. We solicited contributors with more than 50 contributions and set as criteria :

  1. Voting deadline: 14 days from the first recorded vote;
  2. General voting quorum: minimum 5 votes;
  3. Minimum affirmative vote: 5 votes;
  4. Validity of affirmative votes: two-thirds (e.g. 7/10, 7 affirmative and 3 negative maximum);
  5. Qualification to vote: having contributed at least 50 times to avk.wikipedia.org;
  6. Applicants must have made at least 200 contributions to avk.wikipedia.org;
  7. Nobody can vote for him/herself.

We believe that these criteria are quite objective and reasonable to designate responsible admins.
The procedure started on 12 January. Four contributors (Nevatovol, Kotavusik, Axel xadolik and ClaudiaVisentini) have proposed themselves as administrators. After 14 days of voting, these four persons were approved in accordance with the voting criteria and the entire procedure was followed. We therefore believe that these 4 persons must be validated by Wikimedia as administrators of the avk.wikipedia project. Copy to MF-Warburg for Langcom. Thank you. Regards. Kotavusik (talk) 00:07, 27 January 2021 (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.

Please start a new discussion about requesting the permission on the local village pump, administrators' noticeboard or a designated page for requesting permissions each time you request or renew interface adminship.

  • Discussions should be open for seven days. Please request interface adminship here seven days after discussions started. This page is not the place for any discussions or votes. (For wikis with few active users, it is OK to have no comments.)
  • If you only want interface adminship for specific tasks, please state for how long and for which tasks you need it. Otherwise stewards will decide whether to assign permanent interface adminship and the duration of interface adminship. See Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements.

Evrifaessa@tr.wikivoyage[edit]

A newly created wiki. It'll surely needs an interface administrator to maintain gadgets and other stuff. evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 19:30, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

May be but what do you have to do with it? Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Well, it currently has no gadgets, missing even common ones like HotCat. I'm already experienced from Turkish Wikipedia and Turkish Wikiquote. If it's a big hassle to give this for you, I can also get approval from the community.--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 07:58, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
An approval from tr.wikivoyage community would definitely be needed. If you have anything that can't wait a week, feel free to ask a steward to do it for you. Time2wait.svg On hold until consensus to promote. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:11, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No discussion started, no promotion. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:10, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Martin, here is the discussion. Sorry for the late reply.--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 18:56, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 2021-01-27 --Martin Urbanec (talk) 01:25, 25 January 2021 (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, 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 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 Admin activity review applies.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.

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]