Steward requests/Permissions

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Requests and proposals Steward requests (Permissions) latest archive
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.


As mentioned on the local discussion page (see link above), ro.wikisource has been subject to constant vandalisms (see recent changes page). That also includes obscenities and vandalism pages. As a long time patroller on this project, it seems that most of them are made by school kids. And for some reason or another, there some pages that were constantly vandalized. And they are always anonymous and almost never the same IPs. Anyway, there are two admins at ro.wikisource. Unfortunately, one of them is inactive for over 2 years and the other one inactive since October 2016. According to local policy, they should probably have their rights removed... But that won't solve any issue. Thanks Wintereu 00:09, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg In progress... until May 26. -- Avi (talk) 16:14, 22 May 2017 (UTC)


I'd like to renew my adminship at acewiki. My last access ended one month ago. Thank you. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 16:48, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2018-05-28. . Linedwell [talk] 23:48, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
@Linedwell: Please follow the instructions: 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. Stryn (talk) 09:07, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn: Thanks for the reminder, I wasn't sure it was stll necessary, due to the modification of Special:UserRights to manage by itself the temporary permissions. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 09:20, 28 May 2017 (UTC)


After a week no one objected to my request for administrator flag assignment on chr.wiktionary. Could you give me the temporary flag for six months? Thank you. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 22:45, 27 May 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 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)
Hmm, this user wasn't apparently listed at Admin activity review/2016/Data due to this. According to this (diff), that voting was annulled by the same user who proposed it. Matiia (talk) 18:00, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
So, should we remove the userright for falling under the Admin Activity Review practice here or has fr.wikibooks opted out of removal of inactive users? MBisanz talk 12:37, 9 May 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


Please grant him reviewer right. This user is good at Classical Chinese and familiar with the policies on Classical Chinese Wikipedia. The vote has been held for a week, and there are three supports and no objections. Amanojaku (talk) 07:43, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

See also[edit]