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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. The list of archives is below.

  • Requests for bot flags are handled at SRB, and requests for global permissions are handled at SRGP.
  • 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 | Interface administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Using this page[edit]

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

==== Username@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]]"). This should normally be for at least one week, but no more than three weeks (if so, you'll need to restart the process).

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.

Please start a new discussion about requesting the permission on the local village pump, administrators' noticeboard or a designated page for requesting permissions each time you request or renew adminship.

  • Discussions should be open for seven days. Please request adminship here seven days after discussions started. This page is not the place for any discussions or votes. (For wikis with few active users, it is OK to have no comments.)
  • If you only want adminship for specific tasks, please state for how long and for which tasks you need it. Otherwise stewards will decide whether to assign permanent adminship and the duration of adminship. See Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements.

Brwynog@kwwiki[edit]

(kwwiki is a small wikipedia with one administrator at present and enabling another would facilitate the editing of vandalism and non-Cornish language content on the wiki, which seems to becoming more common) Brwynog (talk) 11:23, 7 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 On hold until 14 June 2024. Also assuming this was supposed to go here and not in the "Removal of access" section, so moved it here. EPIC (talk) 11:26, 7 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2024-09-14. To prolong your (interface) 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. EPIC (talk) 20:26, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Akwugo@ig.wikipedia[edit]

I would love to be an administrator on ig.wikipedia. The admin right would be useful in order to assist the admin in fighting vandalism on ig.wikipedia, improve the main page etc, thereby making Contents on Igbo Wikipedia accurate. Akwugo (talk) 07:00, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, as far as I can see, you did not open a local discussion. We cannot grant admin rights without one - please open a discussion locally and come back here after at least one week. EPIC (talk) 07:03, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Just an update after you linked a local request for adminship; This discussion is from March, almost three months ago. Unfortunately the consensus is too old and we are not able to grant admin rights with a discussion from that long ago. Like mentioned, please open a new local discussion and come back after at least one week, and we can evaluate this. EPIC (talk) 07:08, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@EPIC please is the discussion different from the support from the community here https://ig.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship Akwugo (talk) 07:10, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, like I mentioned, the consensus there is too old for us to be able to grant admin rights. If you are still interested, then like I mentioned, please open a new local discussion and let it stay open for at least one week - if you want, you can let it run for two-three weeks, but not longer than that. EPIC (talk) 07:43, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Not done per above - please open a new request for adminship should you still be interested in serving as an administrator on the project. EPIC (talk) 00:48, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

EmpAhmadK@dtp.wikipedia[edit]

Prior experience in interface management on ms.wikipedia, supported by community. Ultron90 (talk) 10:20, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2024-12-11. To prolong your (interface) 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. EPIC (talk) 10:35, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi! Thanks for the approval. However, it seems that I was not given interface administratorship rights as mentioned. I am still unable to edit the CSS page and I also don't see it marked in my user right page. Hope this can be adjusted as soon as possible. Thanks again! EmpAhmadK (talk) 07:24, 12 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi @EmpAhmadK:, where in your request did you mention that you were applying for interface adminship? I only saw that you wrote "Saya terima pencalonan menjadi penyelia" which my translator translates to "I accept the nomination to be an administrator". EPIC (talk) 09:09, 12 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. Sorry, I think we initially misunderstood and thought that adminiship came with interface management as that was the reason why I was appointed, i.e., to handle interface-related matters, among others. I also thought that was what was meant when you mentioned "To prolong your (interface) adminship." Do we need to make a new separate voting for this purpose? Apologies for the inconvenience. EmpAhmadK (talk) 13:55, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@EmpAhmadK: Correct, you need to open a new request for interface adminship. Note that it doesn't necessarily need to get much participation, but there needs to be a formal request. So, please open a new request for IA rights and let it stay open for at least one week, if there are no objections by then, we can grant you the rights. If you haven't already, please also remember to enable two-factor authentication for your account, as it is a requirement to hold interface admin rights - you can enable it by following the instructions on this page. EPIC (talk) 14:14, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

अजीत कुमार तिवारी@hiwikiversity[edit]

I am requesting for administrator access again as it expires on 13th June (today). Thanks. --अजीत कुमार तिवारी (talk) 03:09, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done Granted for 2 years to expire on 2026-06-13. To prolong your (interface) 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. EPIC (talk) 03:23, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Lejar@fi.wikinews.org[edit]

Finnish Wikinews has no administrators. I created a news article but it doesn't show up in latest news. The latest article showing up in that section is from years back (I also found one recent article that does not show up)

I'd like to request for admin rights.

To begin with, you will need to start a local discussion on the project - regardless of how much of a community there is, there needs to be a formal request. Secondly, I'm not sure if I'm too keen on granting you admin rights just yet; you created your Wikimedia account only five days ago and have made 20 global edits, 4 of them being on fiwikinews, and out of those four edits, two are marked as minor, and all four have been on the same article. Do you have previous experience on a different Wikimedia account? EPIC (talk) 00:45, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry about this, I completely understand if it would be too early to ask for admin rights. I'll start a local discussion and get back to you if needed, when I have more activity and time spent on wikimedia. Lejar (talk) 07:06, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not done per above. ~ Yahya (talkcontribs) 07:53, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Fulani215@ffwiki[edit]

Hello good day my fellow Fulfulde enthusiastic Wikimedians I Fulani215 am writing to request the position of adminship in Fulfulde Wikipedia Community User group and Interface administrator access on Fulfulde Wikipedia Community User group, considering high level of vandalism in the community and some articles need to be clean up. Below is the link to the community support of my request https://ff.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Hello_ja%C9%93%C9%93orgo Fulani215 (talk) 11:07, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2024-09-14. To prolong your (interface) 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. EPIC (talk) 11:32, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Ariandi Lie@suwiki[edit]

Wikilink that I had submitted for local sysop: su:Wikipedia:Kuncén/Pamundut jadi kuncén#Ariandi Lie kanggo janten Kuncén Ariandi Lie Talk with me 12:27, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Ariandi Lie: As you mentioned, suwiki currently has a bureaucrat, Kumincir, who edited as recently as five days ago. Have you tried contacting them for this first? If not, please try doing so and wait at least one week for a response from them. If they do not respond, the request can be processed here. EPIC (talk) 12:29, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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.

Please start a new discussion about requesting the permission on the local village pump, administrators' noticeboard or a designated page for requesting permissions each time you request or renew interface adminship.

  • Discussions should be open for seven days. Please request interface adminship here seven days after discussions started. This page is not the place for any discussions or votes. (For wikis with few active users, it is OK to have no comments.)
  • If you only want interface adminship for specific tasks, please state for how long and for which tasks you need it. Otherwise stewards will decide whether to assign permanent interface adminship and the duration of interface adminship. See Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements.

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See Bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.
  • A small project does not need bureaucrats. Currently whether a promotion is valid or not is decided by stewards. See here for a guideline.

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.
  • One-time CheckUser access is not permitted and temporary access is only used by Stewards or when the mandate of the CUs has an expiry date specified in local policies.

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.

AT@zhwiki[edit]

Thanks. Jimmy Xu (talk) 17:12, 12 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done and best of luck! Pinging @Krd: to handle VRT access. EPIC (talk) 17:14, 12 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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

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, provide a link to the discussion, with 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.
  • To request the removal of another user's permissions for inactivity, link to your local inactivity policy. If your site does not have inactivity policy, the global policy Admin activity review applies.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.

Vito Genovese@trwiki[edit]

Posting here for transparency; as per Oversight policy#Removal of access, I have removed oversighter rights from Vito Genovese@trwiki as per more one year of global inactivity. Last edit at 2023-03-03 10:03, last logged action at 2023-03-02 20:57. EPIC (talk) 07:54, 1 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, per my email exchange with EPIC, I am leaving this quick note to let the record show that I am actively on my account and in full control of it, just not editing at the moment. As the policy intends to prevent the risks associated with unattended accounts, I believe we are safe here. Additionally, the local policy to get the access is only through an RfO, something that I am not willing to go through at this time, so the removal would only serve to prevent my potential work on this front. I would therefore appreciate it if a reinstatement could be considered. Thank you!
Vito Genovese 18:43, 1 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not sure whether the rights can be reinstated at this point; I will leave this to another steward. In the meantime I will place this request on hold to prevent archiving. EPIC (talk) 15:43, 2 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Appreciate it! I have a couple additional points that I would be happy to share with the steward that looks into this case, which I am not willing to share publicly. Please drop me a line if you see fit. Thank you!
Vito Genovese 18:44, 2 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hidayatsrf@idwiki[edit]

After I checked again, I saw that User Hidayatsrf had had some of his rights revoked [1] but according to the policy on Indonesian Wikipedia [2] If a manager (including bureaucrat, CheckUser, Oversight) is decided to have their management status revoked, the status revoked is all of their management status without exception. Initially I wanted to submit a vote, but it seemed like it would be quicker because the previous right had been revoked. So I ask for permission to have all user rights completely revoked. Thanks

🍃Zulf🍃talk 13:59, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

"If a manager is decided to have their management status revoked" - but the removal only regarded the CheckUser rights (which were removed per the global policy as they had been inactive for over one year), not the sysop rights. But your request is not entirely clear - does idwiki have a local inactivity policy which applies here? EPIC (talk) 14:07, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
the same if 1 year of inactivity. 🍃Zulf🍃talk 14:36, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
When translating the policy, I read "The administrator concerned is given 10 days to submit a defense or return to activity. If after this period is over the management in question still has not met the minimum requirements of 30 edits and 10 actions in the management log, the process of revoking the status in question then proceeds to an open voting process". This indicates to me that a voting will still be needed, if I am not mistaken? I'd like to check with an idwiki admin first before proceeding with this removal, @Ariandi Lie: ? EPIC (talk) 14:40, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@EPIC yes, but that's if it's through voting. 🍃Zulf🍃talk 14:49, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
because his CheckUser has been revoked, therefore the status that is revoked is all of his management status without exception. 🍃Zulf🍃talk 14:51, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Per point no one [3] 🍃Zulf🍃talk 14:53, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
As far as I know, requests for removal status in meta are only for Stewards, Global Sysop, CU , OS , and several other positions, but not local administrators. Meanwhile, for local administrators, the removal of administrator status is carried out in the local community. I don't know if meta has a local administrator status revocation policy ?
I called our local bureaucrat @Rachmat04, Enperfectify World, and RaymondSutanto: and several other administrators: @Bennylin, David Wadie Fisher-Freberg, and Ustad abu gosok: Ariandi Lie Talk with me 15:16, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. I'm quite hesitant about this request; my translation of the local policy is that if sysop rights are removed, all related rights should also be removed, but in this case, the removal only regarded the CheckUser rights so it does not seem like the sysop rights should also be affected by that, contrary to how it was stated in this request. EPIC (talk) 15:20, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I know Zulf's concerns, previously there was also an administrator who had been inactive for 1 year, but when a user proposed removal the administrator's status, they were rejected by idwiki community vote results. One of the weaknesses in idwiki is what made Zulf propose revoking local sysop status in meta. idwiki has 2 administrators who are no longer active. It's been more than 1 year (can be seen here).
Again, I don't know if meta has a local admin removal policy? Ariandi Lie Talk with me 15:50, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Ariandi Lie karena kita orang indonesia mungkin bisa memahami pada laman ini
[4] menyatakan :
  • Apabila seorang pengurus (termasuk birokrat, pemeriksa, pengawas) diputuskan untuk dicabut status kepengurusannya, status yang dicabut adalah seluruh status pengurusnya tanpa terkecuali.
Hidayatsrf sudah dicabut hak pemeriksanya itu berarti masuk kategori itu kan? Karena tidak diadakan pemungutan suara sebelumnya. Tapi hak dia sudah dicabut itu berarti otomatis juga seluruh status pengurusnya tanpa terkecuali. Karena ya dia tidak akfif juga selama 1 tahun. 🍃Zulf🍃talk 15:58, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@EPIC: the community need to find a local consensus on how to interpret the relevant provision. Please close this request as not done for now. Thanks, dwadieff 16:12, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, then I am closing this as not done until this is cleared up. EPIC (talk) 16:14, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

😂@testwiki[edit]

Please drop my bureaucrat permissions from testwiki. Don't need or want them. Thanks! 😂 (talk) 19:16, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done - skipped the hold period since it's a test wiki, thanks for what you did there. EPIC (talk) 19:20, 15 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

See also[edit]