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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

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 ====
{{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]]").

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:

 and also mistakes. Thank you. 
}}

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.

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.

五月雨恋歌@gan.wikipedia[edit]

At present, there are still many needs for this wiki to be cleaned up, and some of the items in the editing war need to be protected by permission. Temporary permissions can be, thank you. Samidare Renka -talk- 13:54, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2019-03-09. Ruslik (talk) 20:45, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

ToprakM@trwikiquote[edit]

I got sysop and interface administrator authority up to 11 December on Turkish Wikiquote. I have created sysop discussion so as not to receive my authorization. Can you extend the duration of my sysop and interface administrator authorization or make it unlimited if possible? Thanks. --ToprakM 19:02, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

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.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

For permanent interface adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary interface adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.

Xelgen@hywikipedia[edit]

Now Xelgen is interface admin till 07.12.2018. Sigma'am (talk) 15:19, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Do you have 2FA enabled? And your two colleagues? Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Hi Ruslik. I don't have 2FA enabled now, but as far as I know, it is required. Let me know if it is mandatory, I will enable it. Thanks!--ԱշոտՏՆՂ (talk) 18:08, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Now I have it.--ԱշոտՏՆՂ (talk) 18:17, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
All interface editors must have it enabled. Please, notify two other candidates about thus new requirement. Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Emptyfear@hywikipedia[edit]

Now Emptyfear is interface admin till 07.12.2018. Sigma'am (talk) 15:19, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

ԱշոտՏՆՂ@hywikipedia[edit]

Now Ashot is interface admin till 07.12.2018. Sigma'am (talk) 15:19, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Reptilien.19831209BE1@wawiktionary[edit]

Only one vote in two weeks, but I am the only contributor in MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css, and (if it could help) I'm already interface administrator on fr.wikisource... is it sufficient? Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 07:45, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

If you're okay, we can grant you the permission to expire the same date as your current temporary adminship; so you can renew both next time? Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:21, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I agree with this proposal. Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 11:41, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires 29 July 2019, as your current temporary adminship. Before it expires please hold a new discussion on-wiki at least one week in advance of its expiration. Please also consider enabling two-factor authentication (simple guide), if you haven't already, for your security. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:41, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Abbas dhothar@pnbwikipedia[edit]

(your remarks) Abbas dhothar (talk) 17:06, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Please, start a local request first. Ruslik (talk) 20:00, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Arjunaraoc @tews[edit]

Please grant interface-admin right. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 11:45, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Please consider enabling two-factor authentication (simple guide), if you haven't already, for your security and that of the project. Thank you. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:15, 6 December 2018 (UTC)


QueerEcofeminist@mrwikiqoute[edit]

(* So I am requesting admin and interface admin rights here.

  • Bringing new gadgets like citoid, reflinks, hot-cat to this wiki.
  • categorization, quality control of the existing content, introduction of new content.
  • Until this site and interface is updated and made user friendly, more editors would not see this site as a opportunity to contribute, I know this as I conduct workshops and edi-o-thons across Maharashtra. And I am trying to get more contributors to this wiki.) QueerEcofeminist (talk) 09:51, 9 December 2018 (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.

Vietbio@viwiki[edit]

I'd like to request to remove the sysop right of this user. Per Local inactivity policies at vi.wiki, Vietbio has been absent for several years. A notice was posted on his user talk page at the project and no response. He's currently also a bureaucrat, but it will be dealt with in another occasion. There is no policy on vi.wiki that a bureaucrat has to be a sysop. Thanks. Tân (talk) 23:42, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi Tân - If Google Translate does not lie to me, the policy you mention says that the administrator loosing the tools will become a regular member of the community. However being a bureaucrat is not just being a regular member. I have no qualms to remove sysop and leave bureaucrat, but I want to be sure (and also please note that he could promote itself again, etc.). Regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:44, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Ping also @DHN. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:50, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
vi.wikipedia currently does not have a policy regarding removing sysop rights for inactive users. We can have a community discussion and create one but I don't think we should retroactively apply to this user. In the absence of a local policy, I think the Meta policy applies. DHN (talk) 18:10, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
DHN: So, just to be clear; I understand this user is not yet ready for desysop according to the local policy? Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:06, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
There is no local policy on de-sysoping. Are there any applicable policies on meta? DHN (talk) 19:01, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
So were these three desysops invalid? Or these four? --Rschen7754 08:16, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
And what's then vi:Wikipedia:Bảo_quản_viên#Vắng_mặt_quá_lâu? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:33, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
I've emailed mxn. This needs to be clarified. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:37, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
vi:Wikipedia:Bảo quản viên#Vắng mặt quá lâu is the policy that outlines a process for removing sysop rights from inactive users. That's what was followed in this case and the other cases mentioned above. However, DHN's point is that there isn't a policy for automatically desysopping, such as the one that Meta applies by default in the absence of a local policy. The local policy applies only to administrators, not bureaucrats, whereas the Meta policy applies also to bureaucrats. So if I understand DHN correctly, both rights would be removed: the administrator right due to the local policy, and the bureaucrat right due to the global policy. As far as I can tell, AAR has overlooked Vietbio up to now – maybe because it was assumed that the local policy applied to all rightsholders? – Minh Nguyễn 💬 16:29, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
@Mxn: Thank you for your comment. AAR doesn't apply to viwiki because you have an active desysop procedure as listed at Admin_activity_review/Local_inactivity_policies#Wikipedias. If AAR were to apply indeed we'd remove both after a month of the warning, but if you think your local policy does not cover the removal of the bureaucrat flag, we wouldn't be able to remove it as our hands would be tied. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:47, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I misspoke. I was referring to the process of removing a bureaucrat, which we don't have. We do have a process in place to remove sysops - however it doesn't mention anything about how to handle the situation where the user is also a bureaucrat. DHN (talk) 19:08, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

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I then suggest to take this case back to vi.wikipedia and make a local decision. Maybe the vi.wikipedia community can agree that the policy also shall apply to bureaucrats and thus there should be no obstacles from our side to proceed. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:52, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done per myself above. This is contentious and might require a local policy change. This should be discussed locally. Please come back afterwards should the community agrees to remove this user's bureaucrat status or amend the policy to also include bureaucrats. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:58, 8 December 2018 (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]