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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:

==== 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.

Alex Nico@roa-rup.wikipedia[edit]

I hereby request my temporary adminship for the Aromanian Wikipedia to be continued. The first discussion, after which I was granted for 3 months, can be seen here. While being an admin, I've helped to further develop the interface (there were translations missing) and I was also able to correct some errors. Moreover, it seems that lately there were some negative contributions that needed to be undone. Thank you! Alex Nico (talk) 18:22, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Please make a local announcement first at roa-rup.wikipedia. --Stryn (talk) 19:47, 31 May 2015 (UTC)


Please, prolong sysop status in Sundanese Wikiquote--Uchup19 (talk) 05:37, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Please wait a few days to allow for any feedback. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 06:08, 1 June 2015 (UTC)


(Please give me apermanent adminship because the community have voted for me before. And community now is larger than before i.e we can start new vote for permanent adminship if needed. Regards) 1339861mzb (talk) 05:32, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Then please start a local request. Stewards can neither give temporary nor permanent adminship without a current request. --MF-W 13:33, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


In absence of bureaucrats, and on behalf of mg:user:BeGasy, I hereby request the administrator status for BeGasy on the Malagasy Wikipedia. He originally made the request a week ago. Thanks in advance, Jagwar grrr... 09:35, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2015-12-02. Discussion open for suitable length of time without significant opposition 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) 13:53, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


Deletion rights are needed for the project maintenance. I request rights for one year. Thanks.- Joxemai (talk) 12:39, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

That discussion is from December 2014. Please open a new one and link it here. Thank you. -- Avi (talk) 13:55, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


I hereby request my temporary adminship for the Bengali Wiktionary to be continued. Last 4 months of my admin-ship I have developed some templates, added some gadgets and tools. Also I was doing the maintenance work regularly. Thank you.-Sujay25 (talk) 06:02, 3 June 2015 (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.


Stryn I was requesting bero flag but my brother Meno25 told me that its difficult according to the status of arabic wiktionary.Meta don't give bero flag ti temporarry admins.Finally the decision is for meta admins. Regards--1339861mzb (talk) 07:53, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

If I understand that correctly; you were asking of a bureaucrat rights on ar.wiktionary although your temporary adminship will be expired in these days. --Stryn (talk) 19:43, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
yes. Exactly sorry for poor english language. How can i became a permanent admin and have bureaucrat flag. Please help me. With full regards--1339861mzb (talk) 12:36, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
The community is too small for bureaucrats and for permanent admins as well, I would say. If you want to prolong your adminship on the wiki, you should start a request for adminship there. --Stryn (talk) 17:28, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done At this point, the project is not large enough to require local bureaucrats. Thank you for volunteering. -- Avi (talk) 19:10, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  • thank you. Even though community now is much larger than befor (when I start my adminship). Regards--1339861mzb (talk) 05:25, 2 June 2015 (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.

  • 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.


X mark.svg Not done - Hi Roshan014, you are not an admin on the Italian Wikipedia, so the rights cannot be removed. You are however active on the English Wikipedia. You can read more about adminship at Wikipedia:Administrators. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 20:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)


Good afternoon, I ask immediately take right sypos Jkb and unblock user Auvajs. Jkb block groundless and he write false summary of block. Auvajs only write question. Thank.--Sapiens123456 (talk) 13:49, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done (please please please don't use automatic translators when writing here) you should ask -jkb- and other local sysops to review the block if you believe it's wrong. --Vituzzu (talk) 13:57, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
After having been marked as done and for the record: disturbing and harassing edits on the project like this are extremely high at present - cs wiktionary and cs wikiversity users try to export their conflicts cross wiki to cs wikisource. The user Auvajs has been blocked for continuing sockpuppetting. Two socks are known, I'm waitig for some CU check and will block them all at once. Regards -jkb- 14:51, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Thats your POV -jkb-. You have block user indef for a question, wheather there is policy regarding admins. Is the CU check transparent?--Juandev (talk) 17:31, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
I have no idea who is this Sapiens123456 and honestly I'd like to know too. -jkb-: you "forgot" to mention one important fact: I have not been blocked for continuing sockpuppetting. I was (see the difference?) blocked for it in 2006 and I admit I really was making lots of troubles back than. However since the Czech Wikipedia ArbCom decided I was allowed one account only I strictly adhered to it for some 7 years and didn't use another account till the ArbCom upheld my ban of creating new user accounts. So I must say your above message is formulated in such a way that it's clearly intended to make me harm which I'm not able to consider any differently than a kind of a personal attack. Please stop with that! Your block on @cs.wikisource is totally inappropriate but more of this soon.--Auvajs (talk) 15:12, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Just FYI: Sapiens123456 is definitely a prolific sockpuppeteer, I'm running some investigations but I'm already pretty sure of my findings. --Vituzzu (talk) 18:57, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Do it slowly but properly, we have time. You could find some more. Cheers -jkb- 19:05, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
My IP adres use 100 people. --Sapiens123456 (talk) 19:17, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Facts: Auvajs has been blocked indef because he (only) asked if there are any rules for sysops at cs.wikisource (here; everything is in Czech of course). -jkb- reacted immediately and said Auvajs had made "subversion of the project, transferring conflicts from project to project, trolling and offensive provocation", so "continuing sockpuppetting" is not true (see at Auvajs´s edit history). That was all. Because at cs.wikisource edit only few people ("Czech world" is small you know) some users discuss this situation at cs.wikipedia (cs:Wikipedie:Pod lípou (sesterské projekty)#Bezprecedentní blokování správcem -jkb- na Wikizdrojích). Many of them are really upset and three of them (including Sapiens123456) ask -jkb- to remove his sysop rights - his reaction? Nothing (cs:s:Diskuse s uživatelem:-jkb-#Výzva). He says he knows two socks but where are they? Nobody knows. Maybe I´m not right but what I can see? The most massive abuse of sysop rights I´ve ever seen (OK, I´ve been wikipedian only for two years). I think that you cannot remove his rights if there is no consent of community at cs.wikisource, and there can´t be something like this, so this statement is made just to be fair. Regards. --Vlout (talk) 18:23, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
"The most massive abuse of sysop rights I´ve ever seen" Yes. I agree with Vlout.(I´ve been wikipedian for seven years). --Martin Kotačka (talk) 06:22, 3 June 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

See also[edit]