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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.

Old sections are archived by a bot. Click here for a list of archives.

  • 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.


Thanks AFlorence (talk) 01:51, 23 January 2017 (UTC)


My adminship will expire on 20/01/17. Well, I have one positive vote, no negative and no neutral vote.--Πανεπιστήμιο (talk) 19:07, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

comment, thats enough for temporary. 00:48, 14 January 2017 (UTC) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MechQuester (talk) 00:48, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

He wrote a comment and voted. His vote is "Υπέρ" which in English means "in favor".--Πανεπιστήμιο (talk) 14:14, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

That's a vote from November, your previous access was granted in October. Please open a new section for recent renewal discussion. Savhñ 10:44, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Why?--Πανεπιστήμιο (talk) 12:17, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

To at least give the community the opportunity to voice a possible concern. For that purpose, I'd also suggest removing the page protection which goes against the spirit of these projects. Savhñ 12:49, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

But does not exist user who has done more than one contributions within 30 days except me and a another user.--Πανεπιστήμιο (talk) 14:28, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Even with 3 locally active users, it is a requirement. Without the possibility for local input, the request will not be granted. Savhñ 15:39, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

I have the possibility for local input i.e. for the Greek Wikiversity. --Πανεπιστήμιο (talk) 19:07, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

That is why you need to open a local request. If you don't & if you don't unprotect the page where these comments should take place, your rights will not be extended. Savhñ 22:18, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

This page is not protected anymore and the vote is local. What else I should do?--Πανεπιστήμιο (talk) 13:34, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Or give to me temporarily rights.--Πανεπιστήμιο (talk) 12:13, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

You have been asked to open a new request in el.wikiversity. You still have not done it. --Stryn (talk) 16:01, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Ι did it. Tomorrow will expire my rights.--Πανεπιστήμιο (talk) 16:55, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

On hold until the 26th to allow the request to be open for a week. If community consensus exists we will re-grant you adminship. Savhñ 10:33, 21 January 2017 (UTC)


What is the requirement criteria so that a community will be considered as a big community ? Is our community eligible to elect a permanent administrator ? Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 14:30, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

That will depend on the size of the regular editing community. I'm putting this request on hold, to allow for a week of local discussion (to be considered on 26 January 2017) – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:57, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

DARIO SEVERI@pt.wikivoyage[edit]

This wiki doesn't have any bureaucrats and the last admins edit was on 24 august 2016 [1]. There is no against votes (4 support votes) for my permanent adminship request. Permanent adminship is hereby kindly requested.. The news about the request was also posted in the Wikivoyage:Bar dos viajantes [2]. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 01:02, 23 January 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.

  • 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.


remove admin right on Thank you. 메이 (talk) 13:10, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions —MarcoAurelio 14:34, 22 January 2017 (UTC)


I wish to reliquish my administrative privileges on fr.wikipedia. My privileges as admin on en.wikipedia and Commons, and as Oversight on Commons, can be left as such. Thank you very much and my best wishes for 2017. Rama (talk) 17:23, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

@Rama: As per fr:Wikipédia:Bureaucrate#Désysopage, local bureaucrats at frwiki can remove your local administrator privs there. Please see fr:Wikipédia:Bulletin_des_bureaucrates. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 17:27, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Ah, sorry, thank you. The wishes stand. Cheers! Rama (talk) 17:33, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
No need to be sorry & also best wishes to you too. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 17:34, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
@Rama: You understood that you need to ask frwiki bureaucrats to remove you admin bit, right? Trijnsteltalk 20:02, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes I did, thank you. Rama (talk) 20:10, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Perfect. :-) Trijnsteltalk 20:21, 22 January 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

See also[edit]