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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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Cross-wiki requests
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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    = <!-- 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.

User Aniket@gu.wikipedia[edit]

Community voted for giving me permanent rights but somehow, I was awarded temporary rights. That is about to get over hence applying again Aniket (talk) 16:22, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg In progress... until April 28. Are all other admins permanent? -- Avi (talk) 19:55, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Aprt from me there is only one active Administrator. He is permanent.--Aniket (talk) 17:44, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done as your admin rights expire on 28 October 2017. So not now. But I agree you should get permanent rights after that. Trijnsteltalk 19:06, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Kairat Zamirbekov@ky.wikipedia[edit]

Hello! I've been working in Kyrgyz wikipedia for more than two years. I have many plans for Kyrgyz wikipedia and to implement my plans I need to become an administrator. Thanks --Kairat Zamirbekov (talk) 05:55, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until May 2. Stryn (talk) 17:35, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to request a temporary sysop access at to update the outdated gadgets and interfaces, and help keep the project clean while I'm there. (The project is a low-activity one and currently has no sysops.) Thank you. Prenn Talk · 05:13, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

On hold for one week so your request can be reviewed. Given that the task is very specific I'd approve a temporary one month adminship for that task. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 10:13, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

User Zuiarra@eu.wiktionary[edit]

Hello! I would like to request admin access to the Basque Wiktionary. I've been an active member of the Basque Wiktionary since 2010 and I have contributed creating lots of new articles and I have made a lot of maintenance edits using my bot (ZuiarraBot). I also belong to the Basque Wikimedians User Group since its foundation. --Zuiarra (talk) 23:10, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for one week until 2017-05-04. —MarcoAurelio 11:07, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

User gitartha.bordoloi@as.wikisource[edit]

Hello. As there is no permanent sysop in Assamese wikisource I would like to nominate myself for temporary adminship for 6 months to perform some necessary administrative and technical tasks. I've been an active user in as.wikisource since its inception. Thank you. Gitartha.bordoloi (talk) 14:47, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Please make a local request first. --MF-W 14:52, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
done. Gitartha.bordoloi (talk) 14:53, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
On hold until 4 May. --MF-W 15:00, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

User Wintereu@ro.wikivoyage[edit]

Well, my temporary adminship will expire on 13th May. Considering the 15 days for the nomination (local rule), I guess this is the right moment to request a new temporary adminship. Here are a few words about my experience with Wikivoyage (in Romanian). Thanks. Wintereu 00:33, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 13 May. Trijnsteltalk 19:17, 29 April 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.

MZaplotnik and Romanm @sl.wikipedia[edit]

The community of sl.wikipedia has voted two users, MZaplotnik and Romanm, long time administrators, for the CheckUser status. They both has agreed with nomination and has got 33 votes of support in a local poll which has lasted for 1 month. Therefore I request a steward to enable CheckUser options. If there is any question about the procedure on our wiki please let me know. --Janezdrilc (talk) 20:22, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending signature of the confidentiality agreement. —MarcoAurelio 11:05, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
I've just send both of them an email with instructions. Trijnsteltalk 18:42, 29 April 2017 (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.

User He3nry@de.wikipedia[edit]

His election has ended yesterday with 79,8 % votes in favour of him. -- Dschungelfan (talk) 07:39, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending signing confidentiality agreement. Trijnsteltalk 10:57, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

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.

User Xoser@diq.wikipedia[edit]

Local discussion on diq wiki.

  1. This user is not continuously active 2017, 2014 and 2010.
  2. This user does nothing about stewardship of Zazaki Wikipedia.
  3. There are three active users on Zazaki Wikipedia. Two of them are already sysops and Zazaki Wikipedia is a small wikipedia, consisted by only three users, it doesn't need another sysop, three sysops are unnecessary.
  4. Asmen and Mirzali are two admins of Zazaki Wikipedia. Zazaki wikipedia is very small, so it doesn't need another admin. It's redundant to have another sysop on this small wiki.

Vuzorg (talk) 16:39, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold as long as the voting/discussion is continuing there, also using sock puppets is not allowed in voting, this also applies for all admins. Stryn (talk) 16:34, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
I, Asmen and Mirzali, we don't use sock puppets, you can check all our contributions, even Asmen and Mirzali are sysops, they don't need to use sock puppets. A third sysop is superfluous for Zazaki Wikipedia, as I said it's a very small wikipedia. But if you look at Kirmanciye's and Neribij's contribution past, you will see that they came local discussion only for voting and they may be sock puppets of Xoser. Their contributions are not continuously same as Xoser's contribution past. Vuzorg (talk) 14:10, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm not a sock puppet of anyone (But I'm not sure about Vuzorg). I'm active in Zazaki Wikipedia and Turkish wikipedia too. Mirzali want using wikipedia as his personal blog. He was prevented many people in wikipedia zazaki without cause. Therefore he taken from the sysop, three-four years ago. I and many people have been away from wikipedia, sometimes, because of Mirzali's (and Mirzali's team) interventions and inhibitions. Xoser is a balance for everyone can write on wikipedia and he is a fair sysop in my opinion. Neribij (talk) 05:21, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Can you prove it? Your contribution past is same as Xoser's and Kirmaciye's. And all your votes are against to removal of Xoser's sysop access. You, Kirmanciye and Xoser all your actions are was on 2014 and 2017. Is this a just a similarity? I dont think so.
  1. You are attacking to Mirzali by your words.
  2. What's Mirzali's team? Can you verify your claims?
The problem is that, a third sysop is needless to Zazaki Wikipedia. It's a small wikipedia, it's not like English or German Wikipedia. There are only three permanent active users on Zazaki Wikipedia. And Xoser was not active between 2014 and 2017, 3 years, and he does nothing for Zazaki Wikipedia. We don't need him, already there are two sysops on Zazaki Wikipedia. Vuzorg (talk) 14:51, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Will someone deal with this Xoser problem? There are 2 permanent active users on Zazaki Wikipedia (two admins Asmen, Mirzali and I). Two admins of Zazaki Wikipedia and I, we agreed on that Xoser is needless as a sysop. We demanded removal of his sysop access from: [1], [2],[3]. Vuzorg (talk) 20:54, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
I’m a founder of the Zazaki Wikipedia page. I don't have another account and I don't use "sockpuppets" either. As it is, there are only 3-4 more active users on Zazaki Wikipedia. But Zazaki Wikipedia has old and constant users who have a lot of contributions. Vuzorg changes many articles of other users, just because he does not like the style (For example:1 2). For this reason, many people left wikipedia. If this vandalism of his continues, Wikipedia will become the blog of 2-3 people alone. In local discussion, some new and passive users such as Otrox62 and Memedaga only have 20-40 contributors. Even so, there isn't enough "support" vote. Xoser (talk) 21:27, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
So what if you are a founder of Zazaki Wikipedia? What will change if you don't do your sysop duties? On local discussion Xoser used sock puppets named as Kirmanciye, Azadi, Neribij and Asmen34 (he refers to sysop Asmen here).

Look at to our contribution's past. Our contributions are permanent:

  1. My contribution past
  2. Mirzali's contributions past (sysop) and
  3. Asmen's contribution past (sysop)

And look at to Xoser and his sock puppet's Kirmanciye, Azadi, Neribij, Asmen34 contributions:

  1. Xoser's contribution past 2017-2014
  2. Xoser's sock puppet Neribij's contribution past 2017-2014
  3. Xoser's sock puppet Kirmanciye's contribution past 2017-2014
  4. Xoser's sock puppet Asmen34's contribution past 2017

This is local discussion on Zazaki Wikipeida. As you see Xoser used his 4 sock puppets for vote against removal of his sysop acces.

There are only 3 regular active users on Zazaki Wikipedia, I, Mirzali (sysop) and Asmen (sysop). And we agreed on removal of Xoser's sysop access, because he uses sock puppets and he manipulates local discussion by this way and he is not an active user and he does nothing about sysopship of Zazaki Wikipedia.

And Xoser had automatically been desysopped due to the rules. A steweard made him a sysop again only for his demand. This is not fair. Vuzorg (talk) 08:13, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes, look at the contribution frequence and also the times these guys have been active.. --asmên 14:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately User:Mirzali still needs to learn much about principles of Wiki-projects (en:Wikipedia:Civility , en:Wikipedia:Assume good faith etc.) He has vandalized user's page. Adminship doesn't give users to abuse Wiki-policies. I think, for the balance on diq.wikipedia it's very important that Xoser's adminship continues. Cheers!--Gomada (talk) 19:56, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Unlike me, your problem is that you have an allergy to a Zaza like me. Every time you get out of the background and try to wipe me out. Why do you have that hatred and all this rage in you? Is it because I do not share your religious values and political views? Just give it to me! If there is anyone else interested in me, I am a convinced atheist. In addition, I am not politically active. I am neither a Turk nor a Kurd. So I have nothing to do with pathological ideologies such as religion and nationalism. So at last give me rest with your intrigues, slander and lies. I'm tired of it now. -- Mirzali (talk) 08:32, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
The problem is not Mirzali or Mirzali's actions and the balance of diq.wikipedia is not based on Xoser.

As I said, Xoser was not active for 3 years. He came up with that he is ill. How a person can be ill for 3 years? He was inactive between 2014-2017, he made nothing for Zazaki Wikipedia in this period, he did not made even a tiny contribution for Zazaki Wikipedia. Xoser had automatically been desysopped due to the rule of 2 years of inactivity. But a steward made him sysop again. This is not fair. When we started a local discussion on Zazaki Wikipedia Xoser came out suddenly. The problem is that, Xoser or another, a third sysop is needless for Zazaki Wikipedia.

And Gomada is a sysop of Kurdish Wikipedia, he/she is not from Zazaki Wikipedia. And he/she attacks Zazaki Wikipedia's sysop Mirzali and he/she interferes in Zazaki Wikipedia's own problem. This is Gomada's user page on Kurdish Wikipedia Vuzorg (talk) 21:36, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

The problem is some guys cannot act political neutral and try to politicize with the language and alphabet. We as Wikipedia sysops have to be political neutral and should not try to bring Turkish, Islamic or Kurdish influence from outside especially by persons who don't have language proficiency. --asmên 21:53, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

You're free to consider yourself whatever you want, but that doesn't change the reality ;) read en:Zazas. That's why it's important to have a balance on diq.wikipedia. Otherwise, you will keep to block users who doesn't accept your point of view on, as you did in the past. (see 1, 2) Wikipedia belongs everyone who wants to build it up!--Gomada (talk) 09:47, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

I think that sysop of Kurdish Wikipedia Gomada (who inteferes Zazaki Wikipedia's own problem and who attacking Zazaki Wikipedia's sysops) does not understand the problem. Again I say, Xoser had automatically been desysopped due to the rule of 2 years of inactivity. But a steward made him sysop again. This is unfair. Xoser did not made even a tiny contribution to Zazaki Wikipedia for 3 years (2014-2017). So as members of Zazaki Wikipedia, we demand removal of his sysop access.

And this is Gomada's destruction on Zazas article in English Wikipedia. You can see that Gomada changed all 'Zaza' words as Kurdish. As I said Gomada is sysop of Kurdish Wikipedia and he does not have right to interfere Zazaki Wikipedia's own problem. Vuzorg (talk) 10:51, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Xoser had automatically been desysopped due to the rule of 2 years of inactivity and this is evidence. As Melos says Xoser met the AAR inactivity criteria. But a steward made him sysop again, only for his demand. This is unfair. If so, all members can demand this from stewards. When we started local discussion on Zazaki Wikipedia, he came out after 3 years of inactivity. He did nothing for Zazaki Wikipedia for 3 years. The problem is that Xoser did nothing for Zazaki Wikipedia but he does not want to be desysopped too.Vuzorg (talk) 10:09, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

User DavidL@frwikibooks[edit]

Contributeur inactif depuis plus de deux ans. FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 06:08, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Is there a policy page or noticeboard discussion saying that administrators who are inactive for more than two years will be de-sysopped? Have you notified the two users that their rights will be removed? MBisanz talk 12:34, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
Il n'y a pas eu de discussion sur la durée d'inactivité pour le retrait des statuts, je n'ai pas mis de message sur leurs pages de discussions ni envoyer de courriel. FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 18:47, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
Unless there is a local policy that states otherwise, I think we generally require a local discussion and notice to the users before removing userrights. MBisanz talk 00:34, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

User Greudin@frwikibooks[edit]

Contributeur inactif depuis plus de deux ans. FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 06:08, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Sooner or later they will be desysopped per the inactivity policy. Ruslik (talk) 20:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)


User:Lecter has been inactive for more than 6 months that local policy prescribed, and still be inactive after notified over 30 days. As a local crat I hereby request for removing its sysop flag, Thank you. --Kegns 04:04, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:32, 29 April 2017 (UTC)


XenonX3 didn't start the re-election process two years after his last election, so please remove his oversight rights. NNW (talk) 10:16, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

@NNW: Yes check.svg Done. I'm missing, however, a rights request for your new oversighter He3nry. Was that intentional or did you forget it? Trijnsteltalk 22:39, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
He3nry has to confirm that he is 18 or older and he has to sign the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information. I don't know when he is going to do it, so I think it is better left to him to ask for the rights. In my opinion it is senseless to ask before it is okay that he can have them and, of course, he is able to do it for himself. (Obviously Dschungelfan has got a different opinion, see above.) NNW (talk) 10:07, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

MK wars@pl.wikipedia[edit]

Due to our policy, I hereby request removal of administrator access due to lack of administrative actions during a 1 year period. Nedops (talk) 22:31, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 00:38, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

User .anaconda@it.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove admin status. .anaconda has been already informed and thanked for his work. Thank you. --НУРшЯGIO(beware of the moose) 22:51, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 00:55, 30 April 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

Alch Bot@pt.wikimedia[edit]

The chapter's wiki has been recreated and content from the old one needs to be imported via a modified xml dump because of username conflicts, and that's why sysop flag isn't enough. The bot will perform a series of automatic imports, while personal accounts will perform specific imports. Me and Waldir (talk · contribs) will be working on this task, and it would be useful if both our accounts would be flagged as well. Both of us are the chapter's primary tech contact. Regards,

Alchimista (talk) 10:09, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Waldir (talk) 10:12, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
So, you want import for Alch Bot and both of your accounts, right? Would one month be enough of time? —MarcoAurelio 11:03, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes, for the bot and both accounts. One month should be enough, thanks. Alchimista (talk) 11:36, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, importer group granted for 1 month to Alch Bot, Alchimista and Waldir. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 09:09, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reaction :) --Waldir (talk) 11:10, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

See also[edit]