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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.

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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    =
 |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 identity[edit]

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally require users to confirm their identity. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also submit the relevant identification to 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.


Laos wikipedia not have neatness because have troll has editing many article in laos wikipedia and not have admin for manager problem, please appoint me to admin, thank you--Laomonarchrestore (talk) 08:43, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Please link to where you have posted to your community your wish to undertake admin duties. We would expect there to be at least a week between a nomination and a close to give a community time to respond.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:26, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
Ok, sir click here--Laomonarchrestore (talk) 05:23, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol wait.svg In progress... Discussion should remain open until May 24. -- Avi (talk) 13:57, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
    • I reacted in the village pump there. Although I applaud having a Lao user being admin there; I am afraid the user has barely contributed sofar has not asked in Laotian to become an admin and judging on his username and userpage cannot be expected to be neutral with regards to issues in Laos today. Waerth (talk) 11:53, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I note that no one has responded to his post on that wiki and the only other admin on that wiki has been inactive since 2013. Given the concerns Waerth raises above, I am uncomfortable granting even temporary adminship. MBisanz talk 02:38, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you for all comment, although i have userpage and username that don't neutral but i'll don't have biased for sure, i want wikipedia have neutral about the truth and knowledge for laos people in next days, like many countries in asean (such as thai,myanmar,cambodia,malaysia and vietnam) that using wikipedia for refer in their report and article--Laomonarchrestore (talk) 06:11, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
    • I have proposed that Laomonarchrestore maybe place links to vandalism (and maybe also other requests he has like pagemoves) on a single page and then the stewards can do something for him. Just under the notion of assume good faith as I do not think there is a Lao reading steward. I think I might be the inactive admin on lo.wikipedia but those rights were taken already. Alternatively ask th.wikipedia if they have someone that can read Laotian. The scripts are sorta similar. Someone from the border areas of thailand might be able to read it. Waerth (talk) 10:04, 24 May 2015 (UTC)


Please give or not give the user the sysop rights upon your consideration. 5 pro, 1 against (voter's argument is written in English so you can read it yourself). --Base (talk) 21:33, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

I'd say to grant it of course, but I've just made one permanent admin (Olena) above, and Base's temp-adminship has been prolonged for 1+1/2 years (quite long). What about making all of them permanent? I'd preferr not to create two classes of admins on the same wiki if at all possible. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio 21:44, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
well, if people knew that this adminship is not temporary, they could vote differently, for example oppose the adminship of a person with only 12 edits. --Ilya (talk) 22:12, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks @Ilya:. I'd be good if @Ahonc: could clarify us if those requests are intented to be permanent adminship or just temporary adminship requests. I've changed Olena's adminship to a three-months term, until clarification is provided, and will hold this a bit since new votes are being cast on Jbuket's RfA. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio 00:11, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, there was not stated that adminship will be temporary, we voted for permanent there.--Anatoliy (talk) 04:26, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
yeah, we have been trying to have a permanent admin there for three years now... --アンタナナ 08:42, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Marco misunderstood Ilya: all nominations there are initially for permanent adminship but not all stews agree to give permanent one. Last three years stews says that now we give temporary and next will be permanent, but as you see Base got temporary fifth time. Now Olena has 8-0 in favour. May be it will be enough for permanent? --Anatoliy (talk) 09:05, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
@Ahonc: Thanks for your clarification. I'd say that Olena can be made permanent, as I did at first time. As for Base, I'd preferr if the steward who handled the request decided upon it. I have however raised this to our mailing list so my fellows are informed. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio 09:34, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I understood Ajr's decision: here he said that user should have 8 support for permanent. But maybe term is wrong. I think that if previous term ends on May 28 then next should began from May 28, not from May 19--Anatoliy (talk) 09:42, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
A term starts when the administrative action occurs and that is due to the issues of keeping track on components, so is procedural, not judgmental. If you want the term to start later, we simply leave it on hold longer prior to undertaking the action.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:32, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Just a note that I have no issues with Base being granted permanent access. The only reason I didn't was because, at that time, they would have been the sole admin and they would have had permanent access. With other admins, I have no such reservations. 8 supports is a guideline; we are more concerned with there being an active and involved community, which that typically represents. Ajraddatz (talk) 15:19, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Shibuki 803@zh.wiktionary[edit]

I'm applying a sysop right on Wiktionary but no b-crats(bureaucrats)there.Last 2 b-crats are revoked by a local voting.--Shibuki 803 (talk) 13:24, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg on hold, request made to community 23 May, until 30 May  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:13, 23 May 2015 (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 identified to 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.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has identified to the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • 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.


X mark.svg Not done - Hi Roshan014, you are not an admin on the Italian Wikipedia, so the rights cannot be removed. You are however active on the English Wikipedia. You can read more about adminship at Wikipedia:Administrators. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 20:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)


Please remove the long-inactive bureaucrat flag. I asked the user on 2015-03-29 with no answer for long time. Jusjih (talk) 01:41, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Is he not currently active in both editing and at least administrative actions, though? -- Mentifisto 16:27, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Not anymore after 2015-02-15 [1].--Jusjih (talk) 23:09, 26 May 2015 (UTC)


please, remove my sysop flag, thank you --Ibrahim.ID »» 00:38, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24h per standard practice. Linedwell (talk) 08:37, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done.--Jusjih (talk) 00:55, 27 May 2015 (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]