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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:

==== User name@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =

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.


Hi all steward. I contribue to Wikipédia and I want to become a sysop. Jamadnemana (talk) 06:14, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 3 June. --Stryn (talk) 17:56, 30 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi all steward. I contribue to Wikipédia and I want to become a sysop Apipo1907 (talk) 14:56, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Please start a discussion on Wikipedia first. --Stryn (talk) 19:33, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

@Stryn: I can't write or speak English very well. Sur Wikipédia Lingala, les utilisateurs ne sont pas actifs voilà pourquoi je suis venu ici. J'ai besoin de ses outils afin de lutter contre le vandalisme, supprimer les pages inutiles, revoquer et bloquer les vandales.Apipo1907 (talk) 21:24, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Il y a au moins un administrateur qui est assez actif, mais en tout cas tu devras faire une demande sur ln.wikipedia - pour au moins donner l'opportunité a la communauté locale de réagir. Savhñ 10:42, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
@Apipo1907: there should be somewhere also a link to ln:Wikipédia:Moyángeli/Apipo1907 so interested users can find the page. Now "WhatLinksHere" is empty. Google translated in French: "il devrait avoir quelque part aussi un lien vers ln:Wikipédia:Moyángeli/Apipo1907, afin que les utilisateurs intéressés peuvent trouver la page. Maintenant "Pages liées" est vide." --Stryn (talk) 10:58, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
It seems to be done on 29 May (link), so on hold until 5 June. --Stryn (talk) 17:58, 30 May 2016 (UTC)


Please provide me with administrator rights. Thank you kindly. -- DenisWasRight (talk) 09:24, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

@DenisWasRight: Hmm, I think the local community should hold an election whether you should be an admin there or not. There is no consensus on la.wiktionary. Pokéfan95 (talk) 09:32, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
Please file an explicit request on la.wiktionary. Savhñ 09:36, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
We do not have such a page to vote at la. Wiktionary. I was send to ask here for permission. The folks at la Wiki can't help me, but I'll look if I can find such page on the la Wiki. -- DenisWasRight (talk) 09:39, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
You can use the la.wiktionary Taberna for that. Savhñ 09:42, 31 May 2016 (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.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has signed the confidentiality agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation. An email template is available for requesting new users to identify. Breaching these rules may be the cause for removing your steward access.


--ValterVB (talk) 16:31, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Done, CheckUser right granted. Savhñ 16:59, 31 May 2016 (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.


Hi Stewards. Please remove my Oversight bit from the English Language Wikipedia. No controversy - no fuss. I'm just very busy IRL these day with work and family and really cannot commit the time this job demands Alison 21:15, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Done. I've left the CU bit on since you didn't request it to be removed. Thanks for your work, Ajraddatz (talk) 21:16, 25 May 2016 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:09, 26 May 2016 (UTC)


Xoser a sysop on the Zazaki Wikipedia, but he not active near till 2 year. We demand the receipt of Rights. I request local wiki lock this link. MY BEST REGARDS Kumkumuk (talk) 06:10, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 3 June 2016. Ruslik (talk) 17:36, 30 May 2016 (UTC)


I'm currently not editing aforementioned wiki. Please remove my sysop rights as it's misleading for users trying to reach out for an active admin. Thank you, Malafaya (talk) 16:20, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, seems like this doesn't have to wait for another 24 hours. --Stryn (talk) 18:05, 30 May 2016 (UTC)


I quit administrator because of my personal plan. Please remove admin flag from my account. Altostratus (talk) 04:27, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold 1 day for standard practice. Linedwell (talk) 07:30, 31 May 2016 (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]