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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.

Old sections are archived by a bot. Click here for a list of archives.

  • 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.

User Trunzep@sw.wiktionary[edit]

I asked for an extension of my administration course for more months last week. Response no support,no decline. Followed protocol. Remember to check the latest one on 16th April. Regards--Trunzep (talk) 22:41, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

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)

Giromin Cangiaxo@lij.wikipedia[edit]

Hi! I've been the ligurian wikipedia administrator for the last six months and I would like to continue. Thanks! Giromin Cangiaxo (talk) 15:21, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Please start a new voting. Stryn (talk) 19:54, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
So X mark.svg Not done. Stryn (talk) 13:51, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
A new voting is in progress. Thanks! Giromin Cangiaxo (talk) 16:29, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until April 24. Stryn (talk) 16:49, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Абдырашит Сатылганов@ky.wikipedia[edit]

I was a Kyrgyz administrator of Wikipedia for 4 months. I would like to continue it for another year or permanently Абдырашит Сатылганов (talk) 11:23, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

@Абдырашит Сатылганов: start a discussion on ky.wikipedia first. Stryn (talk) 13:52, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
@Абдырашит Сатылганов: why are you using socks to support yourself? Matiia (talk) 01:47, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
@Matiia: In the Kyrgyz Wikipedia there are no active participants, not even administrators ... so I used a second user ... At this point, Kyrgyz Wikipedia needs an administrator who will be protected from vandalism
Do you realize that administrators should be trusted users and not manipulate the results? You don't even need any participants in the voting and you will be granted the admin rights. Stryn (talk) 10:17, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn: Yes, I understand, but I did not know, without voices, to succumb to the administrator, so I voted .. What are we going to do next? Say advice to me (I do not know English well if I wrote wrong, sorry) Абдырашит Сатылганов (talk) 13:05, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
I have fixed the voting page there. Time2wait.svg On hold until April 21. Stryn (talk) 13:55, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
I am concerned here that Абдырашит Сатылганов uploaded copyrighted movie posters (examples: 1, 2, 3) without ky.wikipedia having an Exemption Doctrine Policy. An admin should know that this is not ok. --AFBorchert (talk) 17:03, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, no supporters, but 1 oppose vote in local voting with valid arguments. Stryn (talk) 14:17, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Санюн Вадик@mhr.wikipedia[edit]

I have been a temporary administrator of Mari-Wiki for many years.--Санюн Вадик (talk) 15:28, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

@Санюн Вадик: Please start a local discussion first at mhr.wikipedia. Stryn (talk) 15:33, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Done. --Санюн Вадик (talk) 16:01, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 April. Matiia (talk) 20:36, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
I would like to continue my admin work for another 2 year --Санюн Вадик (talk) 09:26, 19 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.

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.

User Idunius@sv.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove my oversight status. Thank you. Idunius (talk) 16:58, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

NB, if you intend to remove these rights you also (at least temporary) have to remove the OS-rights of User:Hannibal too! -- Innocent bystander (talk) 17:06, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
FYI: A discussion regarding if we at all should have local OS on svwp is discussed on sv:WP:KAW. Local policy tells you need 90% support to get elected as OS. It could therefor be difficult to find any new OS today. No new OS is nominated at this moment but the discussion is still active. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 06:04, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
At this point we don't have other choices than to remove OS rights from both of those users, and if you choose to select second oversighter again, we can give them back to Hannibal then. Without local oversighters the community of Swedish Wikipedia can contact stewards, either on IRC at #wikimedia-stewards channel, sending email to User:Wikimedia Stewards, or by contacting some of stewards personally. Stryn (talk) 10:34, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
User:Julle is running an RfOS. The vote will end april 24 if it does not have to be extended a day or two. Currently he has support, but that can quickly change since you need a 90 %-support on svwp. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 19:40, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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)

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)

Valentín Muro (WMAR)@eswiki[edit]

The user is no longer a Wikimedia Argentina staff member since December 2014 (see: [1]); therefore, as a WMAR Board Member, I request to remove his Coordinadores de cursos and Instructor del curso flags. Regards, Banfield - Reclamos aquí 15:12, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Could you please ask a local crat to remove the flags?--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:35, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi @shanmugamp7; sysops and bureaucrats at eswiki cannot remove this flag. Regards, Banfield - Reclamos aquí 20:13, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
There seems to be some bug phab:T163167. We can't remove it from meta as well. We could add steward locally on es wiki and try removing it, but lets wait and see if this bug is getting resolved.--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:13, 19 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

See also[edit]