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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.


The admins at Cebuano Wikipedia are inactive, so I'm nominating myself. I will be there to perform some cleanup and to combat vandalism. theenjay36 11:47, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Please contact the local bureaucrat to handle your request (and keep in mind that you only posted it on Oct 3, so he will probably want to wait at least a week or so before he acts on it). Note also that one local admin is in fact active, though that does of course not prevent you from becoming one too. --MF-W 03:45, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
MF-Warburg, it has been two months since the bureaucrat's last activity. theenjay36 04:45, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
That doesn't need to mean anything, cf. the request of KSFT@jbo.wikipedia above. --MF-W 17:34, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Anyway, I've left a message on his talk page though I know that he's inactive. For how long should I wait and what should I do if I didn't get a response? theenjay36 11:23, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I think after a week or so, stewards can handle your request. --MF-W 17:03, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ@or.wiktionary[edit]

(admin access expired yesterday. I have notified this to my community and asked them to put their views. Provide for 1 year, if possible.) ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ (talk) 19:56, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

On hold until 14 October. --MF-W 17:04, 9 October 2015 (UTC)


My temporary adminship has expired and i was expecting some 1 to come forward before my term finishes but none came i request you to please extend my adminship for some time till some other user comes forward...tnx... Sushilmishra (talk) 11:30, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

On hold until 16 October. --MF-W 17:09, 9 October 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold till 17 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:34, 11 October 2015 (UTC)[edit]

I am sysop on Romanian Wikiquote (and also on ro.wp) and I don't consider that Sergentul is fit to have administrator rights as he doesn't seem able to understand and follow the policies. He has been blocked on Romanian Wikipedia recently and he was also warned for using sockpuppets. Also, the local policy says that a candidate must apply here to get the permissions. Even though it's a small community, the users from Wikipedia have voted in the past for worthy candidates, so there is no reason to bypass this step. Firilacroco talk 21:57, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Start a discussion following the local process, then come back here if it is successful. QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:17, 13 October 2015 (UTC)


--Obaid Raza (talk) 05:18, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2016-04-13. MBisanz talk 11:42, 13 October 2015 (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.


Per French arbcom decision here. Thanks, — Racconish ✉ 07:16, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

On hold pending username being on here Ajraddatz (talk) 07:30, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
Should be soon, I signed both documents. Supertoff (talk) 10:28, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

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.


He is inactive for 6 months (edits on User_talk do not count), after notification, he still has no activities in the following 30 days. Per our local policy, The admin flag ought to be removed.--Kegns 04:13, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Can you please give a link to the policy? --MF-W 17:11, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
zh:WP:INACTIVE.--GY Fan 09:49, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:16, 10 October 2015 (UTC)


Due to our policy, I hereby request removal of administrator access due to lack of administrative actions during a 1 year period. The user has been notified ( PG (talk) 10:52, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 12:06, 12 October 2015 (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

This, that and the other@test2wiki[edit]

I would like to be added to the sysop and importer groups on this wiki. I am an active MediaWiki developer working on import-related bugs (among other things), and would like the rights on this wiki in order to test the importation of ProofreadPage data ("importer" group) and delete pages in order to reimport them ("sysop" group). I already have these rights on testwiki so I know what I'm doing :)

Re sysop rights, yes, technically there are bureaucrats on test2wiki who could grant me that right. But this wiki is a special case - most of the users with the bureaucrat right are busy developers with better things to do than grant rights on test wikis. So I hope you can make an exception in this case. This, that and the other (talk) 05:14, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:20, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

See also[edit]