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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.

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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:

==== 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.


My permissions at mapbmswiki was expiry on 13-08-2016. And I will to extend or renew mypermissions. I also to presentations for many people in mycountry. And I should to work hard at wiki. Thanks you :) Murbaut (talk) 00:46, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Please start a new request. --MF-W 02:45, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
New discussion started on the August 22nd. On hold until August 29th. Bennylin 04:14, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Jogi don@sd.wikipedia[edit]

Kindly give me permanent Sysop rights or extend my SysOp rights , Since and before and after my adminship I Have been working on sd.wikipedia and have created so many useful templates, categories, modules, help pages and inter wiki linked them Jogi don (talk) 08:14, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

@MF-Warburg: Thanks for granting User:Indusian1236 SysOp rights on Sdwiki, dear I was also admin for 6 months and requested ex-Steward for my admin rights extension. so you are requested to grant me permanent admin rights or extend my User:Taketa for my admin rights extension but he is no longer steward Jogi don (talk) 08:14, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Please start a new request on sdwiki and link to it here. --Stryn (talk) 11:59, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. No answer, so closing this as not done. --Stryn (talk) 08:03, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

عدنان حليم@ar.wikinews[edit]

Hi, I'd like to get administrative validity for a period of 6 month عدنان حليم (talk) 11:06, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until August 26. MBisanz talk 21:11, 21 August 2016 (UTC)


According to the discussion, my temp. administrator rights should last for 1 month. And the discussion should end tomorrow afternoon. LCtalk 03:46, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

On hold until 25 August. There's only one neutral vote. Please inform other related communities (zh.wp, et al, via Village Pumps) about your nomination to garner more supports first before we can grant you temp adminship. Bennylin 12:38, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Isn't this asking him to canvass? --Rschen7754 14:48, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't think the user should be informing any other wiki. He's trying to get adminship at zh.wikiquote; and the community at zh.wikiquote is what it is suposed to speak. If he has just a neutral vote, temporary adminship can be granted for one to three months as per usual practice. —MarcoAurelio 18:12, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
@Bennylin, Rschen7754, MarcoAurelio:So is the discussion on hold till 25 August? LCtalk 04:25, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
@昏君: Yes. You don't need to go to any other project. If by the ending date the discussion is as it's now, we can start granting you temporary adminship for one to three months. —MarcoAurelio 12:46, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
FWIW, I don't think there's a problem per se for people in small communities to look to other projects in the same language for input. One can't ask people "to vote for me", but one can ask people to consider participating in an RfA—especially if they are occasional contributors to the RfA community. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:17, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: Hello Marco, would you mind granting me the sysop rights? LCtalk 04:14, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

শাহাদাত সায়েম@bn.wikibooks[edit]

Request have alredy past 7 days with 17 support and no objection. Please give permanent sysop right শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 14:05, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Ugh, no; definitely no permanent adminship with 99% of the votes comming from accounts whose only edit is to vote on that RFA. —MarcoAurelio 18:15, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Agreed. We could probably do 6 months temporary adminship, however. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 18:23, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
There have a few active user like 4/5 person. And the other user use wikibooks for only reading. May be they see my previous work when I have a temporary adminship. But There have some important user who are most important person in other wiki project like bangla Wikipedia admin, CheckUser. They give me support vote to seeing my activity and you can see there have no objection. The persons who have most active in this wikis (4/5 person), they give me support vote. Before this submission, I had pasted an temporary adminship, So I know what is it. I believe that 100% active user give me support and some reader give me aslo. So, I can not found any problem to get this permission permanently. This wiki is soo week and I make it strong-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 02:38, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Not depending on whoever the users supporting are, a community that small that most users voting on it are not involved in the community leaves us unable to grant permanent adminship. Savhñ 03:05, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
but all the active user gave me support though they are a few number. But they who are most active in the community, they give me support vote and no objection-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 03:32, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
The purpose of an RFA is to poll the community. Users whose only edit is to vote in your RFA are not community, therefore we can't count them as valid votes. We can grant you temporary adminship for 3 or 6 months, renewable if there's no opposition from the community to do so. Subsequent renewals will be for more time (6 months, 9 months, 1 year (max.)) and if in the meanwhile the community grows to a certain stage, we can consider granting you permanent adminship. —MarcoAurelio 12:38, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
I understand that . But before this submission I had adminship for 6 mouth. But Now You can see there have 5 active user vote among them . And now I have no unsupport for this submission . And Now your wish about this-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 14:40, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

.[N B : There have 5 active user support vote]-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 05:42, 25 August 2016 (UTC)


I've held the position of administrator on scowiki for a few years now, and I'd like to retain it. I'm the only consistently active admin and community participant, so RfAs don't usually yield very much discussion there. --AmaryllisGardener talk 02:15, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2017-08-24. Based on the community size, we are unable to grant permanent adminship, therefore I have proceeded to extend the adminship for another year. Savhñ 03:03, 24 August 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.

El Duende@dewiki[edit]

due to local policy, has not started a re-election process within 30 days as requested by a quorum of 25 members of the community on 24th July 2016, dewiki-bureaucrats cannot remove sysop rights -- Dschungelfan (talk) 22:00, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:54, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

User:IKhitron - after archiving[edit]

Hello again. Unfortunately, I did not get a mail notification about the change in this page, so I saw the result of my request only now, two days after the archiving. So let me please say two things. One: it was not "not sure now", I was absolutely sure, it was "I don't know what to say". And two: thank you very much for your answer and for your help this week. IKhitron (talk) 23:44, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

@IKhitron: I did kept your rights for precaution based on you not knowing what to say after some comments in this page. If that was not what you wanted, please accept my apologies. —MarcoAurelio 12:41, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
It absolutely wasn't not what I wanted, and no need for appologies. It was I wanted this when I wrote the request, and did not expected that it wil be on hold, so I did not know what to answer, that's all. Thank you, IKhitron (talk) 13:15, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Amir a57@AZBwiki[edit]

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]