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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.


After several times of prolongation, this time I request for permanent Administrator access. --Doostdar (talk) 12:03, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
I am not sure that three votes are sufficient. Ruslik (talk) 17:41, 20 June 2017 (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.


Please grant an "Oversight" rights for this user, as per local-community consensus (clear consensus). This user has signed to NDA . Thanks -- rxy (talk) 11:18, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 13:43, 22 June 2017 (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.


Merlissimo has been inactive for a year. According to the de-sysop policy he loses his admin bit. He has been informed about it three months ago. NNW (talk) 08:52, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 13:09, 20 June 2017 (UTC)


Please, remove checkuser right from my account. I was perhaps the most voted checkuser on ptwiki and was there for sometime. As far as I know, never checkusered anyone improperly. WMF has been dealing with a local issue and, despite I know I am right, I am not allowed to disclose why. That lack of transparency made it appear that I was wrong and many trolling actions are being performed as a consequence. Any other privacy issue will have to be dealt by another user or WMF itself. There is no meaning on being correct within our policies while it can't be publicly sustained by WMF for self-protection and the negative feedback was sent to me and a few others. Good luck with the very known ptwiki trolling because I am out.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 17:24, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 48 hours. —MarcoAurelio 11:01, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

User Euparkeria@it.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove admin status. Euparkeria has been already informed and thanked for his work. Thank you. --НУРшЯGIO(beware of the moose) 18:59, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:03, 21 June 2017 (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[edit]

Needs Rollbacker or Admin rights for ur.wikibooks to control vandalism. Thankyou Bukhari Talk 08:24, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Comment Comment, there is no 'rollbacker' right on urwikibooks. If you want to be an administrator on urwikibooks you need to open a local discussion, pending community decision. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 12:24, 15 June 2017 (UTC).
But there is no active-user on urduwikibooks,so how can i open a local discussion? -- Bukhari Talk 13:17, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Find a village pump or the request for administrator page and click a "new section" and write your statement. Stryn (talk) 17:05, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

See also[edit]