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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:

 and also mistakes. Thank you. 

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, I'd like to get administrative validity for a period of 6 month Anassalama3 (talk) 03:50, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till March 29. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 13:02, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2017-09-29. -- Stryn (talk) 15:46, 29 March 2017 (UTC)


--Alaa :)..! 16:56, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Can you explain these comment removals? MBisanz talk 01:00, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
@MBisanz: yes of course I can explain, initially the user (Saad107025) - as I wrote in the summary - not allowed to vote, because this account just made 3 edits (3 attempts to vote) then disappeared, also the main reason that he wrote in Arabic that he put "oppose" because I retrieved many time his edits in this page and he wrote also that he think ar.wikiversity follows Saudi Electronic University and the permission must give to the university student just! Thanks--Alaa :)..! 14:16, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
After I talk with the user in his talk page, he withdrawal his vote (see here), and he said in Arabic: "I'm sorry I think "oppose" just a template that I can put, I don't think that it may make a problems to you". Thanks--Alaa :)..! 17:02, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
(User:Nour Alyakine Batoul) who vote "oppose", she is a sock puppetry in and she vote because we blocked her ident. (see Central Auth/Nour_Alyakine_Batoul). The ar.wikiversity contain many mess and it is refuge to sock puppets accounts! --Alaa :)..! 19:45, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn: can you talk a look in my request. Thasnk--Alaa :)..! 17:17, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
For 1 year was not possible, but Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2017-09-29. -- Stryn (talk) 17:27, 29 March 2017 (UTC)


--Uchup19 (talk) 03:19, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

The wiki is not big enough to get permanent administrators. We can grant you a temporary adminship again. Stryn (talk) 14:27, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Symbol wait.svg In progress... until March 31. -- Avi (talk) 14:34, 27 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello, my sysop status is about to expire on 2017-04-02 and I'm asking for a renewal.

I'm still the sole administrator of this project, and I think, there should be at least some person to observe and block vandalism and SPAM locally.

In addition to my contributions as a normal user, there's a lot of maintenance to be done. For this purpose sysop rights are very helpful, for it's occasionally necessary to delete pages or to modify system pages.

Thanks for your assistance.

YaganZ (talk) 11:22, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until April 3. Stryn (talk) 14:31, 27 March 2017 (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.

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.


Please remove my editor permission. Thank you. --Pavlo1 (talk) 05:28, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

@Pavlo1: Please contact a local administrator to remove the editor permission. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 09:23, 29 March 2017 (UTC)


I'm no longer an active administrator, please remove my administrator permission. Thank you. Gutsul (talk) 07:11, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

{{onhold}} for 24 hours per standard operating procedure. -- Avi (talk) 14:27, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your service. -- Avi (talk) 15:00, 28 March 2017 (UTC)


I am, at this point of time,the admin of Classical Chinese wikipedia. Since I am currently more occupied by other affairs in the study and learning, I no longer think I am able or will to play the role of admin in the local community. I hereby request the removal of my adminship. Also the local wiki has elect more admins, there should be sufficient number of admins there to maintain the well-being of it. 損齋 (talk) 19:14, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

{{On hold}} for 1 day. Stryn (talk) 19:37, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your service. -- Avi (talk) 15:53, 30 March 2017 (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]