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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.wikibook -->
 |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.


This request is for providing temporary adminship to User:Billinghurst @bn.wikisource as per above discussion and community consensus. The community will request for termination for adminship after the requested work is completed by him. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 17:28, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

On hold until 11 February 2016. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:21, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Comment Comment @Ajraddatz: Not that it particularly matters for this event whilst they await Commons decision-making processes, however, temporary adminships haven't required a week's consensus previously, in line with the text above 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. This is a situation where they need a Commons admin to have rights to transfer files, and it is not a case of standard adminship.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:51, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Two years doing this and I've never heard of automatically granting temp access after just the announcement. The week lets the local community give comment, and if there is support then temporary access can be granted :) Ajraddatz (talk) 02:01, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Indeed, that sentence is certainly outdated. --MF-W 13:19, 6 February 2016 (UTC)


I need administrator access for developing the project. Doostdar (talk) 06:43, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2016-08-06. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:25, 6 February 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.

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.


Please remove my patroller, template editor and autopatrolled rights on ro.wikipedia. Thanks. --XXN (talk) 20:28, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions To handling steward: these are local rights, you'll need to add yourself to the local steward group and perform the action at rowp's userrights. —MarcoAurelio 00:17, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Taketa (talk) 20:47, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Wtf? There were plenty of local admins to do so, nor were any advanced rights resigned. --Vogone (talk) 21:14, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Good point. Local admins should have done this action. I was aware of the recent resignation of all bureaucrats from this wiki and made a wrong assumption based on the userright tool and advice above. I should have double checked. My mistake. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 21:23, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
We can assume that the user preferred a more "silently" removal of the respective rights, instead of asking a local admin to do so. Otherwise, it's sad to see such an experimented user like XXN doing this. --Wintereu 22:59, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
@Taketa & Vogone: The patroller status can actually only be removed by bureaucrats at ro.wikipedia (and we don't have any at this moment). --Mihai P. (talk) 15:37, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
All admins can remove these rights using ro:special:userrights. You can see what admins can do at ro:Special:Listă drepturi grup. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 16:05, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
No, the patroller (more precise, the active patroller) status can only be granted and removed by bureaucrats. Admins can only grant and remove the autopatroller (the passive patroller) status. That is exacly what is stated in the link in the row birocrați. So your intervention was necessary. Regards, --Mihai P. (talk) 16:20, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
[Conflict] Mihai is right that admins cannot change the "patroller" user right, only the "automatic patrol" right. These are different rights.--Strainu (talk) 16:27, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
You are ofcourse correct that the patroller right was correctly removed. However all three rights are seperate rights. Two of the rights could have been removed by local admins. So for those two rights, I could have left it to local admins. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 16:57, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Seriously, I know Meta is sometimes boring, but generating this kind of drama for this is ridiculous. Patroller rights need a bureaucrat for removal, so indeed this has to be handled by us absent local bureaucrats at rowp. And advanced permissions is just what the template "on hold" adds. The other two rights could have been removed locally, indeed; and that's what was done. Please stop shooting ourselves in our feets. —MarcoAurelio 22:22, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Svens Welt@dewiki[edit]

According to local policy admin rights are withdrawn after one year of inactivity. He was informed three months ago. NNW (talk) 12:20, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Per local policy, 1 year inactive, 90 days after notification - Taketa (talk) 14:05, 6 February 2016 (UTC)


Elfix has informed the French arbcom of his resignation as CU. Posted here on the French project. Please remove accordingly his CU rights. Thanks, — Racconish ☎ 12:35, 7 February 2016 (UTC) for the French arbcom

Done. Thanks for your work. —MarcoAurelio 12:37, 7 February 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]