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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.[edit]

She was sysop in armenian Wikiquote — 01.06.2015 - 02.12.2015, 13.12.2015 - 14.12.2016, 30.01.2017 - 30.01.2018. Hayordi (talk) 22:03, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year and 6 months to expire on 2019-08-15. Please remember to translate the interface at only and preferably upload images to Wikimedia Commons. To prolong your adminship, please start another election a few days before your temporary access expires, and after a week post your request again to this page. Thanks. --MF-W 17:55, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you) ---Hayordi (talk) 15:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)


nobody opposed —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wargo (talk)

Is there a reason for why 2 admins edited in the last days, but did not comment? --MF-W 01:09, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@Wargo: ^. Matiia (talk) 04:14, 13 February 2018 (UTC)


One Week has passed. Please give him sysop right.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 04:09, 17 February 2018 (UTC)


I am sysop by user name Aabdullayev851, but I don't use this username anymore, I want transfer my sysop to my new user name (Drabdullayev17). Local community agree with it. --Drabdullayev17 (talk) 07:50, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)


Arabic wikibooks has 2 admins only (one of them is inactive) so please give him Permanent adminship according to the vote (full consensus), thanks for advance --Ibrahim.ID 11:31, 17 February 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.


I successfully underwent a meta RfA soon after I became a Steward so as to ensure any administrative actions I did on Meta met with the approval of the community. This was at a time when the automatic administrator status on meta that came with the Steward role was somewhat controversial. As I will be stepping down as a Steward shortly, it makes sense for me to return the administrator bit as well. If I return to more active status in the future, I will resubmit an RfA if necessary. Thank you. -- Avi (talk) 23:10, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

@Avraham: Why don't you wait till the end of Steward confirmations? Maybe you'll change your mind after this. RadiX 13:59, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
If you really want to relinquish the bit it can be removed, but I disagree with the reasoning given. You passed an RfA therefore you're an administrator in right of this project. You shouldn't be worried to use your admin bit after you leave the stewards team. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:21, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
I'm stepping down as a steward due to lack of time and availability to support the projects as I should. Unfortunately, I don't see myself able to give more than the minimum of time to any project other than Enwiki, and even there I'll probably give up OS/CU, so I don't want to hold hats just because I have them. I've worn more hats than most anyone in greater Wikimedia, I'm OK with letting them go when I cannot use them for their intended purpose. If I had the time to be a Meta Admin, I wouldn't be stepping down as a steward. Thank you for your kind words of support! -- Avi (talk) 01:00, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, thanks for your work. Stryn (talk) 13:41, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: Nevertheless, he should be added to the patroller group, or at least the autopatroller group. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:03, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: added to autopatrolled as a local admin action. — xaosflux Talk 15:19, 12 February 2018 (UTC)


  • Yes check.svg Done Thank Avocato for his work, please. -- Avi (talk) 17:40, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Tsca, Bastique @ Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Due to the Commons' inactivity policy (criterion #3), I hereby request the removal of administrator rights from the aforementioned users. They have both been listed in the previous inactivity run and failed to perform the required number of admin actions in the past six months (see confirmation via an automated tool). Thank you! --B dash (talk) 02:36, 16 February 2018‎ (UTC)

Removed both, with thanks for their work. – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:53, 17 February 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Please remove my sysop and CU flags. --ReAl (talk) 01:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

On hold for 24 hours, per standard practice. – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:50, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

rubin16 @ Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Bellayet @ bnwikisource[edit]

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]