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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    =
 |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 identity[edit]

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally require users to confirm their identity. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also submit the relevant identification to 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:

==== Username@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.


I request the renewal of my admin status on Wiktionary. Thank you. Zylbath (talk) 15:30, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

{{inprogress}} until March 2, pending discusssion. -- Avi (talk) 15:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Done Granted for 1 year and 6 months to expire on 2016-09-02. The discussion was open for a sufficient length of time with no significant opposition. While I prefer 12 month maximums, Zylbath already received 18 months last time, so he shouldn't have to suffer for my opinion; however, I do not believe the project active enough for permanent admins yet. Please remember to translate the interface at only and preferably upload images to Wikimedia Commons. To prolong your adminship, please come back a few days before the status expires or hold a local election if the community grows. Thanks. -- Avi (talk) 17:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


I request for a sysop access on the ie.wikipedia, since there's no active sysop there. I want to merge some articles and protect against hooliganism. We have also active new contributors who due to lack of experience made some errors which can just be corrected with sysoprights Valodnieks (talk) 10:27, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

On hold till 8th March (minimum 1 week for discussion). --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 11:13, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

I support Valodniek's request for admin rights as stated. Kjell Rehnström

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 identified to 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.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has identified to the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • 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.[edit]

A member of stew crew must leave him a message and if didn't respond within a week, remove his access. Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 00:41, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

You mean that the local policy wants stewards to send messages? If so, it would be good if the policy could at least be translated to English. --MF-W 21:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


I just don't use my admin rights. It's linked with the fact we now don't have to delete item on wikidata if we want to merge two items. Also, I'm not very active in wikidata the last months. Nouill (talk) 02:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold. 24 hours per SOP. Ruy Pugliesi 02:40, 3 March 2015 (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


Also see request above, --L235 (talk) enwiki 22:48, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

I'd prefer to wait until some people comment on the scope of the request. Importupload has the potential to cause damage, and while I doubt you would cause any with it, I would feel more comfortable assigning it after the scope of its use is clear. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:10, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi Ajraddatz, did you want me to clarify the scope of the use of importupload, or do you want "some people" comment on it? If the former, it'll be used for quick imports of templates from other wikis (incl. WMF wikis for when going through the hassle of requesting adding a wiki to the transwiki list on Phabricator isn't worth it when importing just a couple pages), for clearing up page history issues (specifically, when a user is renamed after transwiki import) and generally it being useful to have an experienced importer on hand for odd jobs. See also the above request. Thanks, --L235 (talk) enwiki 06:40, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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