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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:

==== 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.


Hi. Have been an admin of ky.wikipedia for last 4 years. And going to continue to contribute. If possible, pls provide permanent administrator right, if not for 2-3 years.

{{on hold}} until 28 July ~ Nahid Talk 14:56, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2017-07-30. -- ~ Nahid Talk 05:27, 30 July 2016 (UTC)


This was wrongly posted. I just fixed it. Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:47, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27 July 2016. Ruslik (talk) 19:39, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Can the nominee comment on their block on Commons? Ruslik (talk) 12:49, 27 July 2016 (UTC)


Thanks, Ismail4all (talk) 07:54, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 1 August 2016. Ruslik (talk) 17:54, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

ethno & 4D@fj.wikipedia[edit]

Thanks, User talk:Ethno & 4D Ethno & 4D (talk) 11:56, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Please, provide a link to your adminship request. Ruslik (talk) 17:53, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Илья Драконов@ab.wikipedia[edit]

Can I have the rights for 1 year now? Or only 6 months? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 03:01, 29 July 2016 (UTC).

Time2wait.svg On hold till 5 August 2016. Ruslik (talk) 17:52, 29 July 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.


I ask to remove sysop flag on skwiki for Amonet. Reason: per local rule: she does not have edit in articles for last 4 months. Vasiľ (talk) 08:21, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold I've done some research about the policy and found out that there is no indication whether deletion should count as edit or not. Since it is a valid point and we have some doubts regarding the date, it's best to wait few more days (Like some of you pointed above, there's no harm in it). I'm holding this request till 30th of July. Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 08:55, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
In Slovak rule about admin exists clear distinction between logged actions (like deletions and block) and user edits (for this rule we counted only edits in articles). So there is no confusion.
But I understand, that you do not know Slovak language, so your opinion is based on Bubamara's. It is shame that she is not telling truth about our rule. Vasiľ (talk) 10:47, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Please, don't bludgeon the process. Wikicology (talk) 22:03, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Vasiľ, I think what Wikicology is trying to tell you is this: The very fact that you are so worried about whether this closes July 23 or July 30 makes an uninvolved observer (like me) suspicious that you have a personal agenda here. You will be far more likely to get the outcome you want by being patient and waiting until July 30. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:40, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
It is fact, that this request is based on our rule, nothing more. The date is Jule 16, as I wrote. This is in our rule, that all. Vasiľ (talk) 06:04, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


Odeesi (talk) 21:15, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Needs to be done by users themselves. —DerHexer (Talk) 22:29, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Please remove my admin permissions. Thanks for your help!--Schreiber (talk) 14:13, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, thanks for your work. --Stryn (talk) 18:20, 28 July 2016 (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]