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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:

 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.

Пугачов Иван Петрович@xal.wikipedia[edit]

I ask to give administrator rights in Kalmyk Wikipedia. Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 20:44, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

@Пугачов Иван Петрович: Please start a local discussion on the Village pump or some central location in your wiki and link it here. We can grant the permission after a week based on the discussion--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 06:01, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
@Shanmugamp7: And I have already made a request, here. Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 07:28, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 15 September --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 09:35, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
I'm in no position to comment at the local wiki. But I will point out that there are indefs on this user at four wikis under two different user names (User:Пугачов Иван Петрович and User:Пугачов Иван). That is, of course, not an automatic reason to decline this request, but I assume the stewards would wish to be aware of the situation. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:24, 8 September 2017 (UTC)


My 7th time. SimmeD (talk) 09:57, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

On hold till 22 September. Stryn (talk) 07:36, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Jnanaranjan sahu@or.wikipedia[edit]

I would like to be an administrator at Odia Wikipedia.--Jnanaranjan sahu (talk) 05:00, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

On hold till 23 September. --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 06:12, 16 September 2017 (UTC)


After 15 days of discussion, I have been confirmed as an administrator with 7 votes in favor and 2 against. If possible I would like to extend my period to at least 1 year or more as the community has grown since the first RFA. Thanks. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 12:10, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Concerns of opposes were related to activity? Ruslik (talk) 16:44, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: At least according to below discussions on the talk section of that page, yes. RadiX 20:09, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
@MBisanz: ? —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 15:54, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Yes, the majority who voted against it was because the user in question edited sparingly, but after reconsideration some users removed and abstained. Micael D. (talk) 22:09, 16 September 2017 (UTC)


Dschungelfan (talk) 08:27, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Local bureaucrats take care of this. —DerHexer (Talk) 08:28, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Satpal Dandiwal@pa.wikipedia[edit]

On hold til 18 Sept. – Ajraddatz (talk) 07:25, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
Done Granted for 9 months to expire on 2018-06-18. Stryn (talk) 13:18, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

param munde@pa.wikipedia[edit]

My temporary adminship expired, please renew it for next six months, so that i could continue serving --Param munde (talk) 18:05, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

On hold until 16 September. Stryn (talk) 15:20, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
Done Granted for 9 months to expire on 2018-06-16. MBisanz talk 02:56, 18 September 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.


I am not active for quite a long time, please, remove my bureaucrat and sysop rights from rubin16 (talk) 10:32, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

@Rubin16: I can remove your bureaucrat permissions per this request, but on ruwiki bureaucrats can remove 'sysop' locally so you'll have either to remove the sysop bit yourself and then note it here so we can flip the bureaucrat bit off, or I can remove the bureaucrat flag now and then ask locally on ruwiki for the sysop bit to be removed from your account. Or you can return to activity and we can forget about this request :) Please let me know. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:06, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Hello. I removed my sysop rights on rubin16 (talk) 11:38, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Done. Bureaucrat rights removed here. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:12, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: It seems to me that this very narrow exception (a bureaucrat has asked for all his rights to be removed) ought to be an exception to the rule, such that the stewards can act directly. This is just unnecessary, er, bureaucracy. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:21, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: I'm just following policy. They decided to have extra bureaucracy when they asked and were granted the ability to remove sysop bits locally, so this was what had to be expected. We've defered back to local wikis other users in the same situation. I'd support however making an exception on the stewards' policy for cases like this, so we're all covered by policy and not from personal interpretations. I'm all for it, and in fact we can go ahead and remove the whole SP#Check_local_policies as steward duties ought only to be regulated on Meta for uniformity. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:38, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Well, there is an important local policy to remember, WP:IAR. I think it justifies well reasoned deviations from following policies to the letter well enough. --Base (talk) 12:42, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
I apply the principle "In dubio pro bureaucracy". You're less likely to mess things. :) —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:38, 18 September 2017 (UTC)


Please remove my admin and bureaucrat access, because now, I don't contribute enough for effectively carry out these tasks . - Gfsas (talk) 11:13, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:40, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
@Gfsas: Yes check.svg Done, best regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:58, 19 September 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

Importer transwiki for Pierpao@it.wikiversity[edit]

Please assign the transwiki importer flag for Pierpao on it.wikiversity. Thanks. Samuele2002 (Talk!) 12:27, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Discussion started on Sept. 13. Is that enough, just after two days? Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:38, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
MarcoAurelio. User:Samuele2002 It's very young, very active and... a bit rushy :), usually ther are no other users involved in global debates and last but likely first, he ovelooked the related rule. I posted two warnings, in the procedure discussion and at the Bar (It Wikiversity global issues page). So please wait for us the required time. Regards--Pierpao (talk) 08:02, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
We discussed the matter informally some days ago on as well (here). Small project > efficient project. ;) --Lucas (talk) 16:21, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
@Lucas: credo ci sia un po' di confusione, fra importer e importer transwiki, sono due cose ben diverse. Il primo importa come possono importare gli admin, il secondo può importare anche "fuori" dal menu a tendina di speciale:importa. Da quanto leggo gli serve e si è discusso del primo soltanto, ma viene chiesto il secondo. --Vituzzu (talk) 16:27, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: Se non leggo al contrario, qui si è chiesto il flag di Importer transwiki (e non quello di importer) che ha il privilegio "import" ma senza il privilegio "importupload", sbaglio? --Lucas (talk) 17:03, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Hai ragione, ma ho il sospetto che a un certo punto siano state scambiate le etichette. --Vituzzu (talk) 18:31, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Confermo che la richiesta è per il flag di Importatore transwiki che può solo importare dalle wiki abilitate (come gli admin). Non di importatore (che può importare da file xlm.). --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 20:18, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

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