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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.


I request administrator access for 6 months or more. The election has been held for a month. There are 8 supports and no objection. Thanks. --Gyakusyuu no Amanojaku (talk) 05:17, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2017-09-24. --MF-W 07:55, 24 March 2017 (UTC)


--Alaa :)..! 21:51, 24 March 2017 (UTC)


Thanks. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 22:34, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2018-03-24. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 22:48, 24 March 2017 (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.


This sysop not active. Xarpêtıj (talk) 07:47, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Is this backed up by an inactivity policy? --MF-W 09:51, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
I dont know, but inactivity policy near 2 years. He has been inactive since 19.09.2014. Xarpêtıj (talk) 13:06, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
A request for removal has been opened on Are there any local policies regulating these type of requests? Savhñ 15:16, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
AAR will hit the project shortly so unless this is covered by a local inactivity policy or consensus is achieved meanwhile I'd suggest to close this as not done and wait either for us for AAR or for the consensus. —MarcoAurelio 10:28, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: diq:Wikipedia:Portalê cemaeti/Sysop Removal of access requests. Savhñ 11:26, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

User Jaakko@it.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove admin status. Jaakko has been already informed and thanked for his work. Thank you. --НУРшЯGIO(beware of the moose) 05:39, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks for the past work. --HakanIST (talk) 06:50, 24 March 2017 (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

Importer on test.Wikipedia and test2.Wikipedia[edit]

I am importer of it.wikiversity and administrator of it.wikiversity beta.wikiversity test.wikipedia and test2.wikipedia. I would need the flag of test.Wikipedia and test2.Wikipedia to do various tests with the use of the XML file import tool for it.wikiversity to practice some import duties and to have sufficient practice to request the flag Importer on new wikis in the future to help out at communities who want to open a new wiki and finished the incubation stage (in particular new wikiversity). I ask the flag in both test wiki to test import with the various extensions installed, especially with: Extension Translate (test.Wikipedia) and Extension Education_Program (test2.Wikipedia). Thanks Samuele2002 (Talk!) 22:11, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

On test wiki you should probably request the import right locally and then come here if there is a consensus. Ruslik (talk) 19:10, 13 March 2017 (UTC) On test2wiki the page is test2wiki:Wikipedia:Administrators_and_bureaucrats. Ruslik (talk) 19:16, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes thank you I had not made the request to them because they still need the intervention of a steward and considering they are the test wiki I have not made the request there, but I do now. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 22:46, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Before you play around with the translation tool on even more wikis, you should maybe fix this. Also, if by "the flag Importer on new wikis" you mean that one I think about, testing something with the Translate and Education Program extensions will be of no help. --MF-W 10:09, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
I re-explain better I need to flag impraticirmi with imports in general to be able to make the best use of the tool properly and it.Wikiversity. I should also testareg effects of an import them to pages that relate to the extension because of Education_Program it.Wikiversity we are considering to install the extension and would like to see if the import of pages of this extension imports the pages as the other, or has something different. Also I need to force the flag on test.Wikipedia translate extension of already translated pages because at this time the extent of test.Wikipedia has problems (I have already done so to report it on Phabricator) and whereas I am by installing the extension translate even on beta.Wikiversity I would need to do tests to import pages already translated from Meta-Wiki and I need to test this thing without the risk of doing damage on beta.Wikiversity. sorry if my English is not good </ small> --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 15:50, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
What does "impraticirmi" and "testareg" mean? --MF-W 20:48, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment I believe that a consensus in this situation is unnecessary. These are not community wikis or content, they are test wikis and therefore there is no risk that any significant damage can be caused with the permits. The user that requests them is well established in several projects and I believe that I do not see any problem in granting them (at least temporarily). At some point when I asked them to also request a test wiki, I was not asked for a community consensus as it is being done here. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 16:52, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

In fact, significant damage can be caused with this group even on testwiki. --MF-W 20:48, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Indeed - you can really mess things rather badly with importupload. —MarcoAurelio 21:56, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
But I have no intention of doing damage. I know how the importupload and I have already used this feature many times on it.wikiversity so I do not run the risk of doing damage And if I had to do some damage I could still delete massively imported pages. And then the amount of pages that put them in a subpage user:Samuele2002/test import so as to avoid possible problems. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 22:29, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No further responses here. --MF-W 07:53, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

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