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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.


The community requests permanent adminship (7 supports with no objection- voters considered most active users in ar.wikiquote project). If not, please give sysop flag for 1 year. Thanks if advance --Alaa :)..! 20:17, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

The current term expires only on 27 March - there is some time left. Ruslik (talk) 14:33, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
On hold till then! — regards, Revi 11:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@-revi: You have preceded me, I think it's better to close it and I'll re-submitting after 9 days --Alaa :)..! 13:51, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
In the past I had similar request like this (submitted too early), in that case it was also on hold, too. — regards, Revi 13:53, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@-revi: As you like, no odds --Alaa :)..! 13:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Per above Time2wait.svg On hold until 27 March --Alaa :)..! 18:01, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


Was granted access for 3 months requesting extension for atleast a year for maintainance and clearing backlog of the wiki. Tiven2240 (talk) 09:41, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 18 March --Alaa :)..! 11:23, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2019-03-18. -- --Alaa :)..! 09:28, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Why 1 year? This is the second time it's granted and there's no support comment at the RfA page. Matiia (talk) 16:19, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Per above, changed for 6 months to expire on 2018-09-18 --Alaa :)..! 17:59, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Rufet Turkmen@tk.wiktionary[edit]

Hi! I am administrator of Turkmen wiki. Please, give me administratory position on tk.wiktionary --Rufet Turkmen | talk 16:58, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 March --Alaa :)..! 17:20, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@Rufet Turkmen: your request isn't transcluded nor linked in anywhere, how can community know you are applying for local adminship? Matiia (talk) 16:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

I couldn't understand the word of "transcluded", please, write more clearly. Probably, you were saying about voting, I transfered this voting here[2]. In my opinion, everyone may see now. The previous administrator had done like this. I also did so. Thanks.--Rufet Turkmen | talk

Help:Transclusion - en:wikt:transcluded. The page Wikisözlük:Administratorlar isn't linked in a place where users can see it. Does tkwikt has a local village pump or a similar page? I couldn't find it. Matiia (talk) 18:20, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

There is village pump but it wasn’t made. I made the page and moved voting here.[3] --Rufet Turkmen | talk 19:30, 18 March 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.


One month passed, no opposed and 34 supports. Aftabuzzaman (talk) 16:37, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (Already in checkuser Mailing lists as steward, and another access too)--rxy (talk) 16:43, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

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.

Badseed, John Vandenberg, McZusatz, Mono, Mmxx @ Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Due to our inactivity policy (criterion #2), I hereby request the removal of administrator rights from the five aforementioned users. They have all been listed in the current inactivity run and failed to indicate their willingness to retain their Commons adminship. Thank you! --B dash (talk) 03:06, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

can a bureacrat verify this? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Pinging bureaucrats @EugeneZelenko, Jameslwoodward, Krd, Odder, and JuTa: --Tiven2240 (talk) 07:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

No, I cannot verify anything here. Please see I do not know that anything is wrong here, but I think the whole process needs to be checked since User:B Dash has no authority to have run this check or make this request. If and when we complete an audit of the process, an authorized person can make the request I have struck through above.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 11:07, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
I see nothing in the policy that requires this to be done by a crat or admin, and as far as I have watch the current inactivity run everything has been done correctly. Thx B dash for having handled.
As a commons crat I have to support the above removal request --Krd 11:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Please discuss this at local Commons:Administrators' noticeboard and arrive at a conclusion for this please till than keep the request on hold --Tiven2240 (talk) 11:45, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
It's old inactivity run which was closed and taken care of already. New one should be opened for further actions. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:19, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@EugeneZelenko: Please have a second look, this is an actual request which shall be implemented. Per policy. No further discussion is required. If I'm mistaken, please advise. --Krd 15:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@Tiven2240: Are you a steward? --Rschen7754 18:15, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@Rschen7754: No I am not. I am a volunteer to Commons and Marathi Wikimedia projects. --Tiven2240 (talk) 01:21, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

@EugeneZelenko, Jameslwoodward, Krd, Odder, and JuTa: so?! --Alaa :)..! 18:00, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Remove as requested, please. --Krd 18:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done as a complement to the previous request. I noticed that McZusatz (talk · contribs) resigned on 6 March 2018 --Alaa :)..! 19:01, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Translation admin access shouldn't have been removed. It can be handled locally, if needed. Matiia (talk) 19:09, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: please always check the 'crats rights in a given local project before proceeding with the removal of rights. RadiX 19:36, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


Please remove his sysop and bureaucrat rights. Kokoo has less than 50 admin logs in last 2 years, and his account does not satisfy with local policy. Thanks. Leoncastro (talk) 04:16, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Done. — regards, Revi 11:49, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Manu Lop@eswiki[edit]

Please remove his sysop and bureaucrat rights. Manu Lop has less than 50 admin logs in last 2 years, and his account does not satisfy with local policy. Thanks. Leoncastro (talk) 04:16, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Done. — regards, Revi 11:49, 17 March 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]