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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 | Interface administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions

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 ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |user name =
 |discussion= 
}}
(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.

Requests[edit]

COPY THE FOLLOWING CODE to the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== User name@xxproject ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =
 |discussion= 
}}

Administrator access[edit]

See administrator for information about this user group.

  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at translatewiki.net. Please do not request administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests.

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.

Tiven2240@mrwikisource[edit]

Kindly find the link above and grant Administrator and Interface/Technical Administrator user rights in my account. I have been previously in temporary adminiship and have now gone through a formal vote process. I would like to work in technical aspects on that Wikisource for which I need interface admin rights too. I have taken a joint vote in the link above. Kindly do the needful Tiven2240 (talk) 12:36, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

  • Note: There is CU investigation on about this about the admin poll. thanks QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 11:19, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Note on Possible Vote Stacking: Though, technical evidence of the above mentioned CU was negative, there is enough evidence that all the voters to the above mentioned poll are canvassed, as active and old users from other projects specially came to vote on this poll and that was their just 10th edit on mrwikisource. And All other voters/users are already under doubt as related to Tiven2240. Additionally two active users from the project have already opposed them strongly on the poll. We have seen Tiven misusing sysop tools on mrwiki and mrwikisorce, So We definitely don't want to face abusive sysops and hat-collectors on mrwikisource again. thanks QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 06:02, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

The Discoverer@gomwiktionary[edit]

Please give me interface admin access as I want to set up some aspects of the interface for this new wiki. I am a temporary admin on the Konkani Wikipedia too. The Discoverer (talk) 13:48, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 29 May 2020, pending discussion. Please enable 2FA if you want to be an interface admin. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:00, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Martin Urbanec, I realised that my temporary adminship on the Konkani Wikipedia expired on 22 April. From reading the help page, it appears that I need to be an admin first to set up 2FA, otherwise I will need to request access to 2FA separately.
One thing that I forgot to mention earlier (but I mentioned in the request on gomwikt) is that I would like to have the access for 6 months.
The Discoverer (talk) 13:36, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
@The Discoverer: I've globally granted you 2FA tester, which will allow you to enable 2FA. Please enable it and reply when you've done so. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 17:02, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Interface administrator access[edit]

See Interface admin for information about this user group.

  • If you are requesting adminship and the interface admin at the same time, you can file one request in administrator section and state you want interface adminship as well.
  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at translatewiki.net. Please do not request interface administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.
  • Since the end of 2018 all interface administrators are required to have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. Please, enable it before posting your request here.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

For permanent interface adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary interface adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.
  • A small project does not need bureaucrats. Currently whether a promotion is valid or not is decided by stewards. See here for a guideline.

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.

Enfcer@simple.wikipedia[edit]

Please grant oversight permission to the above editor, following successful local RfP. Thank you! Chenzw (talk) 13:24, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Trijnstel: Please do an additional job for Enfcer. Thank you for your time. --Sotiale (talk) 13:33, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Symbol wait.svg Doing... Trijnsteltalk 18:05, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
And Yes check.svg Done. Trijnsteltalk 22:42, 28 May 2020 (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.

ZUFAr@ba.wikipedia[edit]

--ZUFAr (talk) 18:48, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for one day as per our standard practice. You are free to withdraw this request at any moment until it is completed. --Base (talk) 01:16, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your service. --Sotiale (talk) 14:00, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Björn Hagemann@de.wikipedia[edit]

NNW (talk) 12:39, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 21:01, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Rodhullandemu@commons[edit]

EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:59, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Sotiale (talk) 14:04, 29 May 2020 (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

User Ghaly@arz.wikipedia[edit]

  • As per previous permission , I have been Bureaucrat on arz.wikipedia since 2009. I have just found out that I no longer have this permission. I can't recall being informed of any impending action regarding this and will be very grateful to know how and why this has happened. Arz.wikipedia had its articles increased in the last few months. It feels stragne that such action has been taken without informing me or explaining the reasons.
  • I was not aware of any investigation relating to a user of arz.wikipedia. Regarding my actions. there has been a support for sysop votes and no opposition. The nominations have stayed on for adequate amount of time. The interface permission was made due to need and after discussion between sysops that it was needed. I have followed the rules as much as I can. The users concerned have made many contributions to the arz.wikipedia. I am sorry for any unintentional acts that have taken place. I would have rectified them myself , had I been informed. As the user who originally put the proposal for arz.wikipedia, it doesn't make any sense that I have done anything to compromise it after more that 12 years of hard work to develop it. Kind regards. --Ghaly (talk) 05:40, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
    I'm here to post related annoucement by Tks4Fish. --Hamish 05:47, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
    This announcement and investigation were both made without informing me. I was not aware of the issue with the LTA.I would have removed the disputed rights , had I been informed. It is something that would have preserved the arz.wikipedia administration from interference by users from other wikipedias. the announcement is not an explanation of why this has been done without giving me time to explain what has happened. I am now finally doing this here. It beggars belief that I would intentionally do anything to compromise arz.wikipedia. I would recommend a quick review of my edits here on meta and my actions during the last twelve years.
    I would like to express my disappointment at the notion that the Interface administrators permission was given to anyone who was likely to misuse them. The page does not stipulate any voting process is needed. Reverting edits is an issue that should have been addressed locally. Edits from a user who mainly edits on another language Wikipedia would have been subject to normal dispute process. Transparency of the stewards' decision making would have helped resolve this early enough without reverting to what has happened. --Ghaly (talk) 08:36, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
    @Ghaly: I'm going to address each point separately.
    To begin with, and to address the I was not aware of any investigation/Transparency of the stewards' decision[...] concerns, this investigation involved private data, and as such we cannot publicize it.
    there has been a support for sysop votes and no opposition. The nominations have stayed on for adequate amount of time.: as arzwiki doesn't have a local policy for minimum voting requirements, it is covered by the global one, which can be seen on Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements and determines that for permanent adminship at least 5 votes are needed.
    The interface permission was made due to need and after discussion between sysops that it was needed.: can you please show where these discussions took place?
    The page does not stipulate any voting process is needed.: all grants of advanced permissions should be done after a vote or discussion in a public space, such as the Village Pump, as opposed to a (user) talk page.
    normal dispute process.: can you please link the page for such process on arzwiki?
    Arz.wikipedia had its articles increased in the last few months: this action was not taken to prevent the wiki's development, but to protect it and other projects (as the abuse of the IA permission can have global consequences). The stewards are never against the development of a project, but this development needs to be in consonance with the policies.
    I'd like to note that arzwiki is a wiki on the Global Sysop wikiset, which means global sysops and stewards can take actions there, such as deletion, block, protection, etc. Beside that, I'd also like to note that, provided the vote meets the requirements seen on Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements, arzwiki community is free to open local discussions and ask for the permissions to be granted here on this page. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 15:02, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
    @Tks4Fish:
    Thank you very much for your reply
    1. This is the link to the discussion and request . No vote process was required according to the meta page. Only request to bureaucrat on wiki.
    2. This is the link to voting policy. Only stipulating that who votes must have made 40 contribution beforehand, no minimum number was required. This nomination in question , by the way, is still on the page and so far no opposition was lodged. I was yet to move it to closed nominations.
    3. The steward in question whose edits have been altered is acitive on ar.wikipedia. May I suggest reading the proposal for arz.wikipedia to clarify if there is a potential conflict of interest between ar.wikipedia editors and arz.wikipedia editors. That person should understand fully the language of Egyptian Arabic and could have pointed the pages out to you.
    4. The two users who lost their sysop right have contributed the most in growth and development of arz.wikipedia in the last few months, Neither one has commited any violations regarding arz.wikipedia work from what I can see. I fully understand the isuue about the LTA, which I was never made aware of, hence I have no objection regarding the user concerned.
    5. like many other disputes, the one who had a problem should have let the sysop and beurucrat know first. This would have been better on the village pumb page.
    6. I did not receive any notification that the nomination process should have been stopped. I would have co-operated fully with the advice.
    7. For judgment about how much work I have put in arz.wikipedia, I would suggest reading en:Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia
    8. It would have been justified if you asked me first to explain what happened. I would have followed the rules as I have always done.
    So far, I find the actions against me unjustified. There is no way this is not going to affect further development of arz.wikipedia. I will be very grateful when the actions against me are revoked. I am not questioning your motivations, just wanted to set things straight.--Ghaly (talk) 16:09, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
    @Ghaly:
    1. That happened on 23:53, 29 December 2019 (UTC), whereas the right was given at 18:16, 29 December 2019 (UTC), and it's also a request for clarification on what IA does, and not a request for the permission to be granted. Moreover, 2FA is required by WMF for the role, and there's no evidence you requested that from the user.
    2. Thanks for the link. That page, however, only outlines the requirements for the voters, and not for the permission as a whole, which needs to be compatible with the Minimum voting requirements. It is not feasible to, in a somewhat absurd example, grant permanent adminship with only one support vote that meets the 40 edits requirement.
    3. I disagree that there's a conflict of interest here, as the action was taken as a steward fighting crosswiki spam, and not as an editor. If you think any action by any steward is in any way a violation of policies, you are welcome to write on the Stewards' noticeboard here on Meta.
    4. I understand the contributions these users had on the wiki. However, one of them is a globally blocked LTA, and, as such, editing is a evasion of this lock, even if he was productive locally. The other user, as mentioned on the announcement, had his right removed due to interfering on the crosswiki spam fighting.
    Again, the users are more than welcome to run again for the permission, as you are, provided the requirements outlined on Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements are met. As for the bureaucrat permission, the community may not be large enough for that permission, which may not be granted if a local vote is successful. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:55, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

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