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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.wikibooks -->
 |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:

 and also mistakes. Thank you. 

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.


  • Support Support to jumpstart this new project. VIGNERON * discut. 07:17, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Done Granted for 1 month to expire on 2018-05-19. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:47, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


In absence of bureaucrats, and on behalf of mg:user:BeGasy, I hereby request the administrator status for BeGasy on the Malagasy Wikipedia. He originally made the request a week ago. (Thanks in advance) BeGasy (talk) 08:46, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, I do not see any recent RFA. Ruslik (talk) 19:51, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
@BeGasy: --Alaa :)..! 22:43, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

User Munkhzaya.E@mn.wikipedia[edit]

Munkhzaya.E (talk) 05:50, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, what are you requesting exactly? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:51, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
I would like to run for Mongolian WP as an administrator. Munkhzaya.E (talk) 10:05, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
As far as I can see, you should file an application at mn:Wikipedia:Админ болох хүсэлтүүд for that. If the vote is successful, we'll grant the permission. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:09, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately, there are not that many active users who can vote here because they are newbies. You can see the active users again here. Munkhzaya.E (talk) 13:10, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Even if there are no active users, you should start a local discussion in your village pump or similar place and link it here. After a week if there are no significant oppositions we will grant you temporary permission--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:25, 17 April 2018 (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.

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.

Olena Zakharian@uk.wikinews[edit]

Per community decision. A1 (talk) 19:38, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Apologies if I am mistaken but I don't see the user was notified about the removal vote, thus I do not feel confortable handling this. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:35, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
On the other hand, the user is listed as inactive at Admin_activity_review/2017/Data#ukwikinews so I'm less concerned. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:43, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
A link to a userpage works as a ping and notifies user authomatically, if I don`t mistaken. In the same time we don`t have any policies in Wikinews to notify user in another way. Yes, user was inactive and this was a reason for nomination. --A1 (talk) 15:55, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
Unless the user has opted to receive email notification, it only delivers the notification on wiki, so they won't know it unless they visit the wiki. Only authentic way to notify them is leaving a note on user talk (which always trigger email notification, and sending an email if they accept it). — regards, Revi 16:03, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
Could you show me policy that require such type a of user notification for adminship removal? --A1 (talk) 20:17, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
Our standard inactivity rules, Admin Activity Review states they'll be notified of the upcoming desysop ("On wikis where no formal advanced rights review process exists locally, the stewards or their delegates will: ... notify those advanced rights holders who have exceeded the maximum allowed time period for inactivity. Such a notification (notice of maximum inactivity) will be sent as a message to the user's talk page on the wiki where they hold their respective rights.") and are given 1 month to follow up or face desysop. If you have alternative activity rules, you should tell us so we don't process ukwikinews under the standard rules. — regards, Revi 09:35, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 14 May --Alaa :)..! 18:55, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Artix Kreiger@test.wikidata[edit]

I have just blocked this account as a sock of Winterysteppe/Special:CentralAuth/MechQuester (see enwiki block that was CU-confirmed). The latter was desysopped and blocked on test.wikidata. Please remove sysop rights. Rschen7754 18:29, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Alaa :)..! 18:41, 18 April 2018 (UTC)


This user has no actions since 3 months ago. Please remove sysop rights from this user as per local-inactivity policy. Thanks rxy (talk) 16:35, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 17:13, 19 April 2018 (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]