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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.

WAN233@zh-classical wikipedia[edit]

I have been the admin of Classical Chinese wikipedia for 3 months. During this time I dealted with vandalism and did jobs to help this wiki develop. The local announcement is made today. Thank you very much. WAN233 (talk) 06:01, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 13 February 2018 Ruslik (talk) 19:44, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Your adminship actually runs until 13 February. Ruslik (talk) 20:00, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
OK,I understand.--WAN233 (talk) 13:58, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

عبد الإله صديقي@ar.wiktionary[edit]

I requested permanent adminship. Thank you very much. --عبد الإله صديقي (talk) 19:48, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Why did not User:Uwe a participate? Ruslik (talk) 19:31, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Comment Comment @Ruslik0: I don't think Uwe a (talk · contribs) interested in nominations. Based on the comments of some active user there, I think this user should take temporary adminship for 6 months --Alaa :)..! 23:24, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Comment Comment @علاء and Ruslik0:, it is just one user's comment, in addition the nomination was for permanent adminship. --عبد الإله صديقي (talk) 09:35, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2018-07-22. Please remember to translate the interface at only and preferably upload images to Wikimedia Commons. To prolong your adminship, please start another election a few days before your temporary access expires, and after a week post your request again to this page. Thanks. Ruslik (talk) 17:54, 22 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi, There is utmost need for a permanent admin for Sindhi Wikipedia, because, there are many administrative tasks to be handled by the local wiki user having admin rights, as there is no any permanent admin on Sindhi Wikipedia, so therefore, some important tasks, such as deletion of irrelevant pages, e.t.c are in pending; previously I had been granted an admin (sysop) rights in Sindhi Wikipedia for a 6 months temporarily basis, during that time period, besides writing usual articles, I worked for the technical matters of Sindhi Wikipedia and completed so many modules, templates, categories, deleted irrelevant reoccurring pages. At the moment there is no admin on Sindhi Wikipedia, because a user who was granted for temporary 9 months admin rights on sdwiki, which has ended in January 2018, and now I request here for granting me permanent admin (sysop) rights. Thanks JogiAsad (talk) 22:53, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 26 January 2018 Ruslik (talk) 17:52, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Anoop Rao@knwikipedia[edit]

Only one active admin on wiki at this time. ★ Anoop / ಅನೂಪ್ © 16:18, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

You should make a request on the local RfA page requesting local adminship on knwiki, not on a bunch of wikis. This wiki has a local bureaucrat, please try to contact them, if (s)he doesn't reply in a while, we can act. Matiia (talk) 17:19, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
@ Matiia last bureaucrat edited wiki was on 2015 w:kn:ವಿಶೇಷ:Contributions/HPNadig . i will make a request on L RFA page. ★ Anoop / ಅನೂಪ್ © 04:03, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Anoop Rao@knwikisource[edit]

requesting because no active admins on wiki & discussion made jointly on Kannada wikipedia. ★ Anoop / ಅನೂಪ್ © 16:18, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

You have to request adminship on the wiki where you want it. Make a local request and if there's no objections in a week, we will grant you temp adminship. Matiia (talk) 17:24, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Anoop Rao@knwiktionary[edit]

requesting because no active admins on wiki & discussion made jointly on Kannada wikipedia. ★ Anoop / ಅನೂಪ್ © 16:18, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Anoop Rao@knwikiquote[edit]

requesting because no active admins on wiki & discussion made jointly on Kannada wikipedia. ★ Anoop / ಅನೂಪ್ © 16:18, 22 January 2018 (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.

محمد شعیب@ur.wiktionary[edit]

Muhammad Shuaib (محمد شعیب) is already a bureaucrat on urwiki and our urwiki community want Shuaib as a bureaucrat on urwiktionary too. Thank you --Bukhari (Talk!) 15:41, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

I do not think that the community is sufficiently large to elect bureaucrats - a majority of voters have few contributions in ur.wiktionary. Ruslik (talk) 19:52, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
That community doesn't even have any permanent admins, only 1 temporary admin. — xaosflux Talk 21:09, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: & @Xaosflux: we also do not have active users on urwikipedia. I have made templates and modules on wiktionary and we need Shuaib's technical help. "a majority of voters have few contributions in ur.wiktionary" just becuase i tell them about consensus on their talk pages by the help of Mediawiki delivery.--Bukhari (Talk!) 03:54, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
I Strongly Agree with Bukhari's the point of view, at-least there should be a local person who can read, write in Urdu to be a bureaucrat, so that the technical issue be solved, and mr.Shuaib is the right person to be granted with these rights.Thanks..JogiAsad (talk) 20:56, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
@BukhariSaeed: that sounds like a good argument for additional temporary administrators, not a bureaucrat. — xaosflux Talk 03:58, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
But our community ready to accept shuaib as a bureaucrat on urwiktionary you can ask from any urwiki member (on urwiki village pump).--Bukhari (Talk!) 04:05, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
urwiki users are urwiki users, not urwiktionary users, as you say. X mark.svg Not done --MF-W 14:32, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Its really a disappointing, i request the meta Wiki bureaucrats to reconsider the request for the bureaucrat rights for a local user of that wiki, expecting a positive and a dignified role from you.Thanks..JogiAsad (talk) 20:56, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
@JogiAsad: regarding the "I have made templates and modules on wiktionary and we need Shuaib's technical help." (I'm assuming that is the Anglo name for محمد شعیب) - this should be achievable by becoming an "administrator" - there are no "technical" aspects for templates/modules/the interface that 'crats deal with, and initially a time-limited one would be a good start. — xaosflux Talk 23:45, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
I think you are Xaosflux right, then i'll request temporary adminship for Shuaib :) --Bukhari (Talk!) 01:58, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

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.


Quaro75 is inactive since (more than) 2 years, so it should be de-sysopped from it.wikiquote. Thanks. --Superchilum(talk to me!) 13:29, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

@Superchilum: Is there any local policy about it? Matiia (talk) 17:36, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
@Matiia: yes, sorry for not linking it: it:q:Wikiquote:Amministratori#Revoca_di_un_amministratore. "Removal of sysop rights after 24 months of inactivity". --Superchilum(talk to me!) 17:41, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
@Superchilum: bureaucrat user group is to be removed as well? Matiia (talk) 17:07, 22 January 2018 (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]