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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:

==== 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.


My permissions at mapbmswiki was expiry on 13-08-2016. And I will to extend or renew mypermissions. I also to presentations for many people in mycountry. And I should to work hard at wiki. Thanks you :) Murbaut (talk) 00:46, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Please start a new request. --MF-W 02:45, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
New discussion started on the August 22nd. On hold until August 29th. Bennylin 04:14, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2017-02-29. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 01:08, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Satdeep Gill@kswikipedia[edit]

There is no active community yet. Satdeep Gill (talk) 07:55, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 29 August 2016. Ruslik (talk) 17:21, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Satdeep Gill@ks.wiktionary[edit]

There is no active community yet. Satdeep Gill (talk) 07:55, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 29 August 2016. Ruslik (talk) 17:23, 27 August 2016 (UTC)


I would like to request temporary adminship for مصعب (Romanized: Mosaab, old username: 1339861mzb) for one year on Arabic Wiktionary. He was a temporary admin on that project for one year before but his term expired. See the linked discussion on Arabic Wiktionary Village Pump. (The only 2 users participating supported the nomination. The nomination was open for 10 days.) Mosaab is an experienced editor with more than 100k edits on Wikimedia projects. He is also an admin on Arabic Wikipedia. Meno25 (talk) 02:53, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support trustworthy user, also he has a good activity in ar.wiktionary --Ibrahim.ID »» 19:30, 29 August 2016 (UTC)


Dear sir; Octahedron80 have experience in this project for a long time. And he have skills in technique section. He also confirms that he is happy to be admin in this project. Sincerely. --B20180 (talk) 03:49, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
Done. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 06:26, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Rita kai paroimies@el.wikiquote[edit]

The Greek Wikiquote is abandoned. Last edited by Admin held on 20 February 2013! Before I make my first edit the last was held on August 13. Prior to July 29! Greek Wikiquote need a local administrator. If I abuse rights remove. Ρητά και παροιμίες (talk) 12:02, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Also created vandalism standards, Administrators' noticeboard and the header for the noticeboard. They did not exist.--Ρητά και παροιμίες (talk) 12:11, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Rusliko,will give me promotion to sysop in the Greek Wikiquote ? Please!--Sayings and proverbs (talk) 14:02, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold 1 September 2016. Ruslik (talk) 20:09, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

MZaplotnik & Hladnikm@slwikiversity[edit]

I request for the prolongation of admin rights (after first, second, third and fourth approval) for 1 year. After 10 days of discussion being open no user has objected. Both admins make admin and clean-up actions (see logs [1] and [2]).--MZaplotnik (contribs) 20:41, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year and 6 months to expire on 2018-02-30. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 06:22, 30 August 2016 (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.


due to local policy, has not started a re-election process within 30 days as requested by a quorum of 25 members of the community on 27th July 2016, dewiki-bureaucrats cannot remove sysop rights -- Dschungelfan (talk) 22:01, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

due to the last rest of somehow normal atmosphere on dewiki that could turn into mass user resignation and leaving the project: could somebody block and stop this user soon? -jkb- 22:50, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
It would be a weighty contribution to a normal working atmosphere on dewiki if in future users renounced like -jkb- constant heating up of conflicts. Can somebody stop him please asap? --Jocian (talk) 06:56, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
For your information, this is not Dschungelfan's private business. Due to community policy on dewiki, every user is entitled to ask for the removal of sysop rights if the required conditions are met. This is not a reason to block user:Dschungelfan on Meta. I think it is unfair to raise this claim as you insinuate he is behaving in an irregular way which is not true. It is up to the stewards to check whether a request is justified or not.--Aschmidt (talk) 00:35, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
if the required conditions are met: Well, from what I can see, there are not conditions when to ask for removal of sysop rights. People can arbitrarily, i.e. without any reasoning, ask for removal. whenever they feels so might be a better subordinate clause. Nevertheless, the lack of criteria should not invalidate votes. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:19, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
The conditions I referred to in this case are the local rules for inactivity and requests for sysop re-elections. I expect the Stewards not to act on request only, but to check for the community consensus first. AFAICS, Dschungelfan's requests for removal of sysop flags are in compliance with our local policies. If you doubt that, please tell us why so we can discuss how to proceed from here.--Aschmidt (talk) 00:57, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah, now I got what you meant: as for the removal of sysop rights here on this very page, I thought you meant on the Adminwiederwahl pages. Technically, everything is correct, yes. I did not indicate any doubt about that. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:03, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
@DerHexer: On the AWW pages, nobody asks for removal of sysop rights, but only for reelection of sysops, that's the difference and that's also the misunderstanding. Removal of rights can only be asked for on this page and only under specific conditions and never without any reasoning. --Bjarlin (talk) 00:29, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
@Bjarlin: With the current policy that admins definitely lose their rights when they either do not notice this request for re-election, do not have the required amount of edits to start it, are not willing to follow this process, or anything else that would prevents users from requesting removal of sysops rights here, voters also implicitely approve a de-sysop. These edits are not just nice requests for re-elections but also imply negative consequences if the admin does not take any action. And from what I know, Wikipedia is a volunteer project where nobody should be forced to take any action that might have negative consequences like going into a re-election they did not want to or didn't consider to be necessary. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:52, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
It's a difference, if someone votes specifically for a deadministration (as in the reelection itself) or if someone thinks that a reelection is or could be needed for whatever reason and votes for this reelection - with the possibility of deadministration, if the sysop doesn't want a reelection at this time or at any time anymore because of inactivity or another reason. That's always possible, and if that would not be wanted, AWW would never have been implemented by the community, because that always means forcing either reelection or desysop. That's what I'm saying. And every desysopped user always can candidate later again. The rest of the discussion would be better at dewiki on any other page but not here, where only the conditions for deadmin are relevant, but not the discussion about the whole procedure. Your first comment here has been really misunderstandable especially on this page, where this other discussion is not relevant for the conditions for removal. Best wishes --Bjarlin (talk) 14:27, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Some background information: Beginning of July I have reactivated a four year old evaluation of the activity level of admins in dewiki. Its outcome has revealed around 25 admins being basically inactive throughout the last year. In the wake of publishing those figures the number of requests for a re-election has increased significantly. According to the rule set of dewiki an admin has to start a re-election process, if 25 members of the community in one month (or 50 in six months) are requesting for it. If an admin is not meeting this request within 30 days, the loss of sysop rights is provided in the rule set.
All those requests are carried by a sufficient number of community members, in full accordance with the rule set of dewiki community and documented at de:Wikipedia:Adminwiederwahl/Kurzstatistik. For three admins the period of 30 days (= "Laufende Frist") has ended yesterday or the day before yesterday. For a further 16 this will happen within the next four weeks. -- Dschungelfan (talk) 21:59, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Nonsense, rubbish, harassing. -jkb- 22:06, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

I object, jkb. Please keep to the truth. In fact, what you are doing here is harrassing against Dschungelfan. So, would you please stop doing so and let the Stewards do their job? It is really embarrassing to see you acting like this.--Aschmidt (talk) 00:35, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

de:Wikipedia:Adminwiederwahl, the two sentences have been approved by 62,3 % of the users in a Meinungsbild, see the wording here:

  • "Nach Erreichen des Quorums bleiben dem Admin oder einem von ihm bestimmten Unterstützer 30 Tage Zeit, die Wiederwahl mit selbst verfasster Vorstellung zu beginnen. Wird innerhalb dieser Frist keine Wiederwahl gestartet, erfolgt ein automatischer Entzug der Adminrechte."

This is not rubbish. It's really astonishing to me that a Meinungsbild is believed to be rubbish or nonsense now. --Bjarlin (talk) 15:09, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

You absolutely don't know what you're talking about or waht I mean with my remarks above. -jkb- 18:15, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
Then, jkb, please give it a try and tell us what you mean to say instead of just bluffing your way around with terms such as harassing and rubbish. AFAICS, Dschungelfan is acting on behalf of the German community. There has been a community process, and we have rather strict rules for removing sysop rights.--Aschmidt (talk) 18:34, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

This is the page "Steward Requests", right? So, starting from -jkb-'s edit at 8/26, 22:50 and the following edits we are, in my opinion, confronted with an abuse of this page. Please discuss this at a more appropriate page. Nemissimo's desysop is done anyway.-- 14:55, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done as per the dewiki policy. Ruslik (talk) 20:07, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

User Slomox@dewiki[edit]

As per local policy, has not started a re-election process within 30 days as requested by a quorum of 25 members of the community, the period of 30 days has ended yesterday (de:Wikipedia:Adminwiederwahl/Kurzstatistik), dewiki-bureaucrats cannot remove sysop rights. -- Dschungelfan (talk) 22:00, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:42, 29 August 2016 (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]