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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.

عثمان منصور انصاري@psWP[edit]

PsWp need a local admin, please give him admin rights UsmanKhan (talk) 11:23, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 5 November 2015. Ruslik (talk) 20:03, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
I wonder did عثمان منصور انصاري ever accept the request? --Stryn (talk) 16:35, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes I accept the request and it's urgent need of ps wiki.--عثمان منصور انصاري (talk) 21:44, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Have the issues from april been worked out? Have the needed community processes been established? Savhñ 10:57, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
I would say "Yes" , Because before election of Admins or any other matter, We start voting process and all members of community are invited to participate in voting process--UsmanKhan (talk) 09:42, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
We are ready to give you an adminship for three months as the first step. We will monitor your actions. Ruslik (talk) 13:26, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Ok, Thanks--عثمان منصور انصاري (talk) 18:44, 23 November 2015 (UTC)


(psWp is expanding and it needs an admin that knows the native language and solve the issues that can only be solved by someone who know the language. Global sysops have problems of understanding the discussions that take place in native language. There are some users that are not familiar to communicate in english language thus it is the urgent need of Pashto wiki. Since I have expierence of 10 years working in different aspects of Pashto wiki and there are users who support me therefore I nominate myself and assign a nomination page where users will vote. For further details see the link in discussion) ANBI (talk) 10:06, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 14 November 2015. Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Have the issues from april been worked out? Have the needed community processes been established?-- 23:57, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
@ That issue which was raised by two users and resulted in the removal of all the sysops and bureaucrats has nothing to do with me. I have previously mentioned that I was not involved in any of that problems. --ANBI (talk) 13:13, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
We are ready to give you a temporal adminship for three months as the first step. We will monitor your actions. Ruslik (talk) 13:28, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
I accept your offer of 3 months adminship. --ANBI (talk) 20:47, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik I am applying for permanent sysop status for Pashto wiki. I don't know why you still don't have any record of my previous actions. So far there is not any of my actions that is against the Wikimedia/Meta wiki/Wikipedia regulations. I have been a sysop and bureaucrat in Pashto wiki before. Please look at the history of my contribution and my participation in Pashto Wikipedia. Also I don't know on what basis you provide me with a temporary sysop and on what grounds do you monitor my actions and how well are you familiar of the language (Pashto) so that you can understand the justification behind my action. --ANBI (talk) 13:13, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
We are granting temporary adminship, there is no discussion about that - we need to monitor your use of the tools because it has been shown previously that the adminship team could not function properly and individually. Since it is us who grant you these rights, we ask you to justify any controversial action in English should there be any discussion here. If we don't understand your action, and if you seem unwilling to justify it appropiately, we will likely see no reason to keep entrusting you with sysopship. Please be assured we act in what we believe to be the interest of the project - as we also did when removing all sysops on this project. Regarding you specifically, and since maybe on hindsight you are able to provide a deeper response, could you explain how your assignment of rights to Khangul (who, if I understand correctly, seems to be related to you) is not an action of meatpuppetry/Conflict of interest? Would you now, if you had the same access, act as you did then? Savhñ 01:31, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Reading "Those of you WHO oppose my nomination and vote against me please provide your reason or your votes will be removed from my nomination page. Thank you. --ANBI (خبرې اترې) 19:44, 10 نومبر 2015 (UTC)" I believe we cannot trust you as an admin on this project. Wikipedia strives at a transparent and open process, and oppose votes without motivation can simply not be removed because of that. Savhñ 01:36, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
@Savhñ We have discussed this issue in emails and I disagree with your judgement that you have mentioned about my attitude towards other users. What you perceive from my written words is not the same as I do. There is the cultural and language difference that can make misunderstandings. English is not my first language and it is hard for me to make you understand what I mean. I think we have discussed the issues in email and for my last email I have not received any answers from you. Cheers --ANBI (talk) 20:46, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Bacria Andrei Catalin@rowikibooks[edit]

I proposed for deletion delete pages faster and help the user to CustodieMinori.--Bacria Andrei Catalin (talk) 17:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Why is the request not transcluded to the main request page? Ruslik (talk) 19:56, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
@Bacria Andrei Catalin: we will not accept this if you don't transclude your request on Wikibooks' main request page (wikibooks:ro:Wikimanuale:Candidaţi). --Stryn (talk) 17:31, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
I have resolved--Bacria Andrei Catalin (talk) 17:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
It is still not transcluded. Ruslik (talk) 18:19, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Not yet transcluded do you mean?--Bacria Andrei Catalin (talk) 18:52, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
@Bacria Andrei Catalin: I believe that Ruslik is indicating that wherever you have your nomination is that it is not clearly visible to your community for voting. Usually if your community has one page for nominations, and individual nominations are on subpages, they are transcluded onto the main nomination page. If you don't know how to transclude pages then please let us know and someone will come and assist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:27, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I meant that without transclusion users may not have been able to notice an obscure subpage. The votes actually appeared just after it was transcluded. Ruslik (talk) 14:05, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done no consensus to promote. Ruslik (talk) 09:39, 28 November 2015 (UTC)


I am already admin on sd wiki and i want to adminship for life:-- AzChanna (talk) 14:03, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Is actually a consensus in this discussion? Only three !votes? Ruslik (talk) 20:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Where is the request? The link given above was last edited 2 months ago. --Stryn (talk) 15:10, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, AzChanna, the discussion you posted was for the first election (Steward_requests/Permissions/Approved_temporary#AzChanna.40sdwiki) which expired on 14 Nov 2015. Usually, after the temporary adminship expires, you start another discussion for a permanent adminship [there is no "adminship for life" ;)].
Vote wise, considering this is a small wiki with 4,000-ish content, and 30-something active users, 3 votes are not that unusual for wiki of that size. Bennylin 13:39, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
If the community hasn't grown, it is more likely we will extend your temporary adminship. Savhñ 14:06, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
@AzChanna, please file a new request to extend your temporary adminship. Savhñ 14:53, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
@AzChanna, please file a new local request to have your temporary adminship extended. Apologies for the confusion caused by the previous message. Savhñ 01:51, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


I would like to apply for temporary adminship for three months on the Finnish Wikiversity. There are zero active sysops, and I'd like to delete redundant pages, update the interface (system messages), fix cut-and-paste moves by merging histories, and do other administrative stuff. I have been admin on fi.wikipedia and fi.wikisource for 2–3 years now, and I was a temporary admin at fi.wiktionary in the autumn of 2014 executing a similar "tour of duty" in 3 months. The community of fi.wikiversity is very small. My purpose is to do the technical maintenance work that has accumulated over several years (backlog) and that nobody seems willing to do. --Pxos (talk) 13:58, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your willingness to help out. Leaving this request on hold in case there are any comments on the local request. Savhñ 14:52, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
I don't think there is going to be any discussion. There is an ongoing course where people get academic credit for their contributions, but they do not know how to sign their texts (they use both article pages and discussion pages for conversation, it's a real mess). Someone has cut-and-pasted the talk pages so that the page history has been lost, and single contributions cannot be separated from the whole. Someone else has already asked where they should post their comments now. The course instructor seems to be gone, and when he was present, it was obvious that he had no idea how to use Mediawiki code properly. I understand that applications of this kind should normally be open for at least a week so that the silent community might voice their opinions on me, but I really would like to expedite this process. I could sort out the mess this weekend and get things on the right track. I am now thinking of seeking a permanent adminship later on, and community discussion on that could be open for several weeks. --Pxos (talk) 13:46, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
The local discussion has now been open for at least eight days, and there are no comments at all. --Pxos (talk) 13:42, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2016-02-28. Apologies for the delay in attending this. Please place a new announcement locally a few days before the right expires and file a new request here to have the permission extended. Thank you for your willingness to help! Savhñ 12:08, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Anne-Sophie Ofrim@nowikibooks[edit]

I would like to apply for adminship on the Norwegian Wikibooks. There are no sysops or bureaucrats at the project; the last 4 sysops and 1 bureaucrat were active in 2007, 2009 and 2010. There are a lot of pages and some files that have to be deleted at the project and other technical maintenance work.

I am an experienced user and have been sysop at nowiki since 2010 and at nnwiki since 2013, but I only have 934 edits at wikibooks. I was a temporary admin at Wikibooks from 20 November 2012 till 20. february 2013 - my request from 2012 - a period I used for cleanup and maintenance work.

The community of Wikibooks is very small, but I have postet an announcement at the Samfunnshuset (Village pump) today to inform the community about this request. Anne-Sophie Ofrim (talk) 16:57, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

On hold till 30 November 2015 (minimum 1 week for discussion). --Stryn (talk) 17:01, 23 November 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.

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.


Sbisolo has been already informed and thanked for his work. Thanks. Harlock81 (talk) 23:35, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Christian Ferrer@commons[edit]

  • Request withdrawn if it is always possible, regards. Christian Ferrer —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Christian Ferrer (talk)[edit]

Good evening. Sorry for my poor english. This message is to ask the deletion of the Checkuser status on the french WP of the User Akeron. He did not ask the renewing of his status (see here).

Bonsoir. Je demande par ce message le retrait des outils et du statut de checkuser pour l'utilisateur Akeron. Il n'a, en effet, pas souhaité demander le (renouvellement de son statut).

For the french ArbCom/ Pour le CAr francophone Cangadoba (talk) 18:50, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Moved from SR CheckUser access .--Grind24 (talk) 10:32, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Grind24. --Cangadoba (talk) 13:22, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests[edit]

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