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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

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.

Satpal (CIS-A2K)@pawikisource[edit]

I need admin rights to upload some books via local uploader. Thank you - Satpal (CIS-A2K) (talk) 18:57, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Tito (CIS-A2K) Is it ok to using CIS-A2K account for books uploading?--Jayprakash >>> Talk 21:01, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Nilamkarn@maiwikipedia[edit]

After the completion of my temporary sysop right (3 months) on maiwiki. I made a request for permanent administrator right a week ago on Maithili Wikipedia. Thanks--Nilamkarn (talk) 16:11, 17 February 2019 (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.

Theklan@eu.wikisource[edit]

Hello, I have this permission in eu.wiki and currently I'm the one doing css changes in common.css when needed. There are some minor changes we need in eu.wikisource, where I'm also an admin and we don't have anyone with css access there. Could I get the permission, please? -Theklan (talk) 10:12, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

You need a local discussion. Ruslik (talk) 17:49, 9 February 2019 (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.

Stegop@ptwiki[edit]

Stegop was approved for a one-year term as CheckUser at Portuguese Wikipedia. He has not yet signed the confidentiality agreement, but has already been instructed to do so. Érico (talk) 15:49, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold pending signature of the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information (see instructions). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:36, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
@Stegop: Please see above. @Érico: Would you be able to assist Stegop with regards to the NDA signature if they have troubles understanding the process? Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:25, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes. I also reminded him today of signing the agreement, and I told that I could help him whatever is necessary, but he has not yet answered me. Thanks. Érico (talk) 01:10, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

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.

There'sNoTime@enwiki[edit]

We have granted a request by There'sNoTime to resume the oversight permission on enwiki. For the Arbitration Committee, AGK ■ 22:34, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - welcome back. Trijnsteltalk 22:44, 17 February 2019 (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.

Savant-fou@frwikibooks[edit]

The user has been inactive for more than a year, therefore their sysop flag should be removed. If you wonder about other flags, please see this and this. Esteban16 (talk) 16:59, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

This user was active recently. Ruslik (talk) 20:27, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@Esteban16: Ruslik (talk) 20:39, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Ruslik: Last action/edit on 3 February 2018. They edited on frwiki on February 13, if that is what you meant. Esteban16 (talk) 00:50, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Sushant savla@guwikisource[edit]

Due to personal reasons I would like my all administrator rights to be removed. --Sushant savla (talk) 11:49, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:55, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Фильтр злоупотреблений@ruwikiversity[edit]

This user v:ru:Участник:Фильтр злоупотреблений has no contribution at all to the project "Russian Wikiversity". But this user has administrator rights from December 2018, see list of sysops.

Why? Could you remove his administrator rights? --Andrew Krizhanovsky (talk) 12:20, 18 February 2019 (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

NMW03@azwikipedia[edit]

Hello. Please grant me importer rights for import some gadget modules. Our gadgets not working. I want to be a fix gadgets. NMW03 (talk) 10:52, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

  1. Support Support A¥×aᚢZaÿïþzaþ€ 11:27, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Please do not have a voting here, but on azwiki. --MF-W 13:33, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:, done. Can be not temporarily?--NMW03 (talk) 17:24, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Will there be a continuous need to import gadgets/modules? What you described above sounded more like a one-time action. --MF-W 17:53, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Yeah. This need it all the time. For create new gadgets/modules.--NMW03 (talk) 18:48, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
What about giving them a year or 6 months and then granting perma if it is good? Import is a serious business, we usually grant it (only) temporarily. — regards, Revi 10:57, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Dear @MF-Warburg: and @-revi:, @NMW03: is a interface administrator on azwiki and he actively crate and edit gadgets. I think you can give him a year or 6 months, the permanently. Our wiki support his efforts. --Drabdullayev17 (talk) 16:02, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:, @-revi: OK. You can give temporarily.--NMW03 (talk) 16:57, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
As I said, please vote/discuss locally first, not here. A discussion should run for at least 1 week on the wiki in question, generally. --MF-W 17:37, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:, @-revi: 17 user voted. Is it enough?--NMW03 (talk) 09:52, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
@علاء:--NMW03 (talk) 15:54, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 10 Feb ("discussion should run for at least 1 week on the wiki") --Alaa :)..! 16:47, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

  • @NMW03: where are you importing "from"? If from other WMF projects (even moreso if a small list of them) 'transwiki importer' may suffice (v.s. xml importer). — xaosflux Talk 17:30, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux:, @علاء: Yes. I want to import from English Wikipedia and other WMF projects.--NMW03 (talk) 07:27, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
@NMW03: 'transwiki importer' is a less risky access level, and setting up transwiki will also allow any of your admins to run import - but you have to define a list of sources. So adding 'enwiki' is easy - but it dosen't work so much for "any project" - in addition to enwiki, are there specific projects you need to import from? An example of requesting sites can be seen here: phab:T34500. — xaosflux Talk 10:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Or I can help you with the process, if rest of your community members are also fine with this idea. — regards, Revi 18:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: @Xaosflux: Mainly I'll import from enwiki. Is the 'importer' enough?--NMW03 (talk) 06:59, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Provided you can get another consensus to Request for configuration change, you will just need admin account to the stuff. — regards, Revi 11:36, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: with their community supporting 'importer' (perhaps without knowing all of the implications) this request should easily be able to be 'downgraded' to 'transwiki importer' (provided they improve the import sources) right? In the meantime @NMW03: can you start a local thread to approve "Enable transwiki imports from the English Wikipedia" on azwiki? For the summary say that it would allow "administrators and transwiki importers" to use w:az:Special:Import to import (copy in) histories from enwiki. This could be used for technical imports such as modules, or for articles that you want to translate. — xaosflux Talk 13:17, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

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