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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
Meta-Wiki requests

Using this page[edit]

1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== User name@xxproject ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |user name =
 |discussion= 
}}
(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.

Requests[edit]

COPY THE FOLLOWING CODE to the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== User name@xxproject ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =
 |discussion= 
}}

Administrator access[edit]

See administrator for information about this user group.

  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at translatewiki.net. Please do not request administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests.

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.

Tn4196@vec.wiktionary[edit]

Hi, I was active in this project since it was in Incubator in September 2011, then as the wiki was opened in June 2013 I was elected by the local community to be an admin with a temporary status, our later request to get the definitive status was rejected as the wiki was thought to be too small as for its contributors. In the last months some new contributors arrived and we have an increase of contribution and, obviously, also an increase of work for sysop. So now I request permanent adminship, as for the results of the election held in our Wiki. --Tn4196 (talk) 14:18, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Tn4196 is already a temporary sysop (until december 2019). Last month I was elected administrator and I obtained a permanent flag. So we (vec.wikt comunity, with the local vote) decided to request to transform this temporary adminship in a permanent one.--GatoSelvadego (talk) 20:28, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Permanent adminship usually start with at least 5 votes. Ruslik (talk) 20:41, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
The user has been a temp admin there for six years now, and there are other permanent admins on the project. I think it is worth remembering why we assign temporary rights: to avoid small-wiki admins being able to take over their project. After such an extended period of time, surely the risk of that is low and permanent permissions can be assigned? – Ajraddatz (talk) 21:21, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Actually there is only one permanent admin. Ruslik (talk) 20:31, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
We know that a new admin needs 5 votes for a permanent adminship, but Tn4196 is already a sysop. Anyway, what sould we do? Reopen the voting until the fifth comes?--GatoSelvadego (talk) 23:07, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
I think that you should re-open. Ruslik (talk) 20:14, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

@Tn4196 and GatoSelvadego:? --Alaa :)..! 17:06, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

I've re-opened the vote and we are waiting for the fifth... A few more days should be enough, I think.--GatoSelvadego (talk) 22:37, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 27 March --Alaa :)..! 15:13, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Sami_At_Ferḥat@kab.wikipedia.org[edit]

I'd like to renew my user rights in this wiki. (admin status lost in january) Sami At Ferḥat (talk) 21:42, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 March 2019 Ruslik (talk) 20:58, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2019-09-23. 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. --Alaa :)..! 15:15, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Interface administrator access[edit]

See Interface admin for information about this user group.

  • If you are requesting adminship and the interface admin at the same time, you can file one request in administrator section and state you want interface adminship as well.
  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at translatewiki.net. Please do not request interface administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.
  • Since the end of 2018 all interface administrators are required to have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. Please, enable it before posting your request here.



  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

For permanent interface adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary interface adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.

Joachim Mos@nds.wiktionary[edit]

(deine Erläuterungen) Joachim Mos (talk) 07:55, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

@Joachim Mos:, do you have 2FA enabled? einsbor talk 09:51, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
No, must I do so? --Joachim Mos (talk) 08:41, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, it's now required. Leaderboard (talk) 10:03, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
I don't know how. My English is not good enough, to understand without a dictionary, how to do. And generelly: Since years I'm the only one, who works continue for nds.wiktionary, get no help from Wikipedia, if their is a problem, problems, I would not have, if not often someone, I do not know who, makes changes, and nobody looks, that it will not make problems, they make changes and I can make the rest, do not know, what was changed, and so I need often hours, to find, what's going wrong. At time, I cannot use the Edit-Help, someone has change something and I do not know, what. And so I have many work, that has nothing to do with to make a Dictionary, many times, I do look, what's going wrong. And then, I can as an Admin not longer open for example https://nds.wiktionary.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Edit.js to do something, that it will run again in future, after Mr. Unknown had made a change, and if I will do it, there is a first problem, suddenly I must become a special Admin, a interface administrator, who is allowed to make changes in MediaWiki-Files, and that is not enough, a little second problem, now you must install something on your computer or so, a Password is not enough, and the page, where is written how to do, is a mix of German and English, before I can install, I have to do a hour or more, to translate. I have work years on nds.wiktionary.org, but now it is enough. You can close the nds.wiktionary, in future there is nobody, who will do anything continouisly, no Admin, no one who makes templates, and no one, who will look, that every thing is okay, nobody, who will look, that the shit, what someone makes, so that their are errors and bugs, will be become okay. And clear, a Interface administrator access I do not need in future, shall the one, who has made the problems for example with the https://nds.wiktionary.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Edit.js do something, that the problem will be no longer be. I will do in future other things, things, that make sence and make fun. nds.wiktionary maks both no longer. For me is that, what is going on on nds.wiktionary, only a form of sabotage and that's not all, I have look many hours on Wikimedia and so on for someone, who helps me, to correct errors, nobody will do so, no, but make errors is no problems. Now for me it's more than enough, call the troubleshooter, they have made the problems, let them correct it. I not longer will do so, and so I also not need to be a shit interface administrator. --Joachim Mos (talk) 11:33, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
I know you might be in a hurry, but whoa, watch your mouth. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 12:18, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
@Joachim Mos: calm down, please. 2FA is mandatory to get the permission you're asking. Go to your preferences site (click here), now on first page you got button "Enable two factor autentication" (or Die Zwei-Faktor-Authentifizierung aktivieren). Then install Google authenticator or other app on your mobile. It's simple and easy to use. I asked for it not because I want you to get mad, I asked because I cannot grant the permission wihtout 2FA enabled. einsbor talk 15:03, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Die Anleitung von Einsbor stimmt, allerdings musst du dafür die Einstellungen auf ndswiktionary besuchen, nicht auf Meta. :-) --Vogone (talk) 12:47, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Zdenekk2@skwiktionary[edit]

Thanks.
Danny B. 12:20, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold untill 2FA is enabled. Ruslik (talk) 20:37, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

E THP@wikipedia[edit]

Please, start a local discussion first. Ruslik (talk) 17:50, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@E THP: Ruslik (talk) 09:16, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
ok--E THP (talk) 15:42, 24 March 2019 (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.

Gratus@frwikipedia[edit]

Per French arbcom decision here. Thanks, --Cbyd (talk) 13:18, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold User has not yet signed the Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:22, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
I signed the french version of the text on Sun, Mar 24, 3:17 PM. Regards, --Gratus (talk) 15:25, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Hexasoft@frwikipedia[edit]

Per French arbcom decision here. Thanks, --Cbyd (talk) 13:18, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold User has not yet signed the Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:22, 24 March 2019 (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.

Arcyon37@frwikipedia[edit]

Per French arbcom decision here. Thanks, --Cbyd (talk) 13:15, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold User has not yet signed the Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:22, 24 March 2019 (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.

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

NMW03@azwikipedia[edit]

Hello. Please grant me importer rights for import some gadget modules. Our gadgets not working. I want to be a fix gadgets. NMW03 (talk) 10:52, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

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Please do not have a voting here, but on azwiki. --MF-W 13:33, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:, done. Can be not temporarily?--NMW03 (talk) 17:24, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Will there be a continuous need to import gadgets/modules? What you described above sounded more like a one-time action. --MF-W 17:53, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Yeah. This need it all the time. For create new gadgets/modules.--NMW03 (talk) 18:48, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
What about giving them a year or 6 months and then granting perma if it is good? Import is a serious business, we usually grant it (only) temporarily. — regards, Revi 10:57, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Dear @MF-Warburg: and @-revi:, @NMW03: is a interface administrator on azwiki and he actively crate and edit gadgets. I think you can give him a year or 6 months, the permanently. Our wiki support his efforts. --Drabdullayev17 (talk) 16:02, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:, @-revi: OK. You can give temporarily.--NMW03 (talk) 16:57, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
As I said, please vote/discuss locally first, not here. A discussion should run for at least 1 week on the wiki in question, generally. --MF-W 17:37, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:, @-revi: 17 user voted. Is it enough?--NMW03 (talk) 09:52, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
@علاء:--NMW03 (talk) 15:54, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 10 Feb ("discussion should run for at least 1 week on the wiki") --Alaa :)..! 16:47, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

  • @NMW03: where are you importing "from"? If from other WMF projects (even moreso if a small list of them) 'transwiki importer' may suffice (v.s. xml importer). — xaosflux Talk 17:30, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux:, @علاء: Yes. I want to import from English Wikipedia and other WMF projects.--NMW03 (talk) 07:27, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
@NMW03: 'transwiki importer' is a less risky access level, and setting up transwiki will also allow any of your admins to run import - but you have to define a list of sources. So adding 'enwiki' is easy - but it dosen't work so much for "any project" - in addition to enwiki, are there specific projects you need to import from? An example of requesting sites can be seen here: phab:T34500. — xaosflux Talk 10:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Or I can help you with the process, if rest of your community members are also fine with this idea. — regards, Revi 18:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: @Xaosflux: Mainly I'll import from enwiki. Is the 'importer' enough?--NMW03 (talk) 06:59, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Provided you can get another consensus to Request for configuration change, you will just need admin account to the stuff. — regards, Revi 11:36, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: with their community supporting 'importer' (perhaps without knowing all of the implications) this request should easily be able to be 'downgraded' to 'transwiki importer' (provided they improve the import sources) right? In the meantime @NMW03: can you start a local thread to approve "Enable transwiki imports from the English Wikipedia" on azwiki? For the summary say that it would allow "administrators and transwiki importers" to use w:az:Special:Import to import (copy in) histories from enwiki. This could be used for technical imports such as modules, or for articles that you want to translate. — xaosflux Talk 13:17, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: OK. Thanks. You can close this request.--NMW03 (talk) 13:27, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
@NMW03: do you not want this anymore? If xwiki resources are added you would still need to be a local 'transwiki importer' (which could be added in advance) or admin to use the import process. — xaosflux Talk 13:57, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux:, Should we request phabricator to activate the "Import" function?--NMW03 (talk) 14:25, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
@NMW03: yes, and you would need to link to a local discussion. As soon as that is done all of your admins would be able to transwiki import. If you personally will be doing to imports and are not an admin, this request should still be able to add you to 'transwiki importers' (though that is useless until there is somewhere to import from). — xaosflux Talk 14:29, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: This right can be given when the request resolve? So user groups will be enabled?--NMW03 (talk) 15:21, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: your ball :D Can this be resolved out with the 'lesser' transwiki group access for NMW03 - then they can self-service their own phab ticket to add sources. — xaosflux Talk 15:43, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay, I'll get this done this week. — regards, Revi 14:30, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

@NMW03, sorry for the delay. Can you make sure there is a consensus to make use of 'transwiki-import'? Thanks. — regards, Revi 00:24, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

@NMW03:? --Alaa :)..! 13:06, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
@-revi:, @Xaosflux:, @علاء: I'm sorry for the late reply. I started the discussion.--NMW03 (talk) 17:31, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

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