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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.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:

 and also mistakes. Thank you. 

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 community requests permanent adminship (7 supports with no objection- voters considered most active users in ar.wikiquote project). If not, please give sysop flag for 1 year. Thanks if advance --Alaa :)..! 20:17, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

The current term expires only on 27 March - there is some time left. Ruslik (talk) 14:33, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
On hold till then! — regards, Revi 11:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@-revi: You have preceded me, I think it's better to close it and I'll re-submitting after 9 days --Alaa :)..! 13:51, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
In the past I had similar request like this (submitted too early), in that case it was also on hold, too. — regards, Revi 13:53, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@-revi: As you like, no odds --Alaa :)..! 13:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Per above Time2wait.svg On hold until 27 March --Alaa :)..! 18:01, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Rufet Turkmen@tk.wiktionary[edit]

Hi! I am administrator of Turkmen wiki. Please, give me administratory position on tk.wiktionary --Rufet Turkmen | talk 16:58, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 March --Alaa :)..! 17:20, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@Rufet Turkmen: your request isn't transcluded nor linked in anywhere, how can community know you are applying for local adminship? Matiia (talk) 16:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

I couldn't understand the word of "transcluded", please, write more clearly. Probably, you were saying about voting, I transfered this voting here[1]. In my opinion, everyone may see now. The previous administrator had done like this. I also did so. Thanks.--Rufet Turkmen | talk

Help:Transclusion - en:wikt:transcluded. The page Wikisözlük:Administratorlar isn't linked in a place where users can see it. Does tkwikt has a local village pump or a similar page? I couldn't find it. Matiia (talk) 18:20, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

There is village pump but it wasn’t made. I made the page and moved voting here.[2] --Rufet Turkmen | talk 19:30, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

:Matiia so? --Alaa :)..! 22:46, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Based on the creation of that request, this is on hold until 25 March. However still no page links to Wikisözlük:Oba_güzeri. --MF-W 11:11, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
There is a link in the sidebar (if you use the site in Turkish), link. Stryn (talk) 14:14, 21 March 2018 (UTC)


This user is already administrator, given its successful renewal I ask that the flag be reassigned for year, as per policy --Los Vegas (talk) 15:34, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 March --Alaa :)..! 15:43, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: I was wrong, i ash that the flag be reassigned for two years as per policy. (in it:v the second renewal during 2 years) --Los Vegas (talk) 15:48, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: Vito preferisco che sia tu a vedertela in quanto amico e italiano. Pegaso è stato riconfermato ieri alle 23 e 59, puoi rassegnare il flag di admin per 2 anni? --Los Vegas (talk) 16:50, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

अजीत कुमार तिवारी@hiwikipedia[edit]

User has unanimous support.☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 14:01, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

@संजीव कुमार: Is it for a permanent permission? or like previous request? --Alaa :)..! 15:03, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: This one is for permanent.☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 18:38, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
There's no local bureaucrat so Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 19:33, 23 March 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.

Golden Bosnian Lily@bs.wikipedia[edit]

Per the discussion above. Note that three "opposed" !votes were struck because those users failed to provide a rationale for !voting the way they did, which was set as a requirement. – Srdjan m (talk) 23:16, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

5:5 does not look like consensus. Requiring a rationale for "!voting" seems rather arbitrary. --MF-W 13:09, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: It's not "arbitrary" at all. Wikipedia isn't a democracy, and requiring a rationale facilitates discussion instead of using it as if it were a polling place. All the people who expressed support either gave a rationale or participated in the discussion and expressed concerns over the abuse of power (blocking another administrator amid a content dispute) and generally troubling views (revisionism of Ustashe supporters, genocide denial, etc.). On the other hand, the people who expressed opposition did so for no reason. If this were strictly a re-confirmation, and if the 50% ratio was actually valid, even that wouldn't be enough to re-confirm anyone on any project I'm familiar with. – Srdjan m (talk) 14:23, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Ergebnis war 5:4! Eigene Stimme von GBL zählt nicht! --AnToni(Talk) 16:01, 23 March 2018 (UTC)


Please remove admin status. Gvf has been already informed and thanked for his work. Thank you.--НУРшЯGIO(beware of the moose) 05:24, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for previous works. — regards, Revi 15:04, 23 March 2018 (UTC)


Please sign in. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 14:52, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
@Outlookxp: Please confirm the request. — regards, Revi 14:59, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
User in question is a well respected admin over at zhwiki, his recent actions are more likely than not an act of protest against a liberal policy on GAMEing in the community for what I understand. I do not think this signifies his wish to resign. The Geolocation of the above IP address does not correspond to Outlook's actual location (afaik) and the request shall be disregarded. Bluedeck 15:58, 23 March 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]