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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.

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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.

Spiritia@bg.wikisource - 2[edit]

I was granted 4-month temporary admininship, which completed on 2 September. As i was originally voted for a permanent admin and bureaucrat, and in the meanwhile there have been no objections against my work in Bulgarian Wikisource, I would like to reapply for what I have been voted for. During the 4 months, my activities were mainly focused on:

  • Cleaning stale vandalisms (from which I could generate some, hm, useful, I think :) observations and advices for administrators of small wikis in my situation in the learning pattern Grants:Learning patterns/Cleaning the Augean stables: DIY discovery of fermented vandalisms, copyvios and other unwelcome stuff.
  • Serving requests of other Bulgarian wiki admins from other wiki projects, concerning blocking anonymous proxies, IP ranges of disruptive users.
  • Introducing gadgets and improvements in the edit mode interface and other system messages, that would make BG Wikisource closer to the user experience in BG Wikipedia, thus trying to help more WP users to feel "at home" in WS, too.
  • Proactively reaching out to WP community members to help contributing to WS (example: the author of an article on a Bulgarian PD writer, who was preparing it for a feature article in WP, was explicitly asked to improve the WS page about this author, and he immediately contributed).
  • Recruiting another WP editor to help for the translation of some of the help pages from English to Bulgarian, thus making WS a better documented project. (More than half of the job has been completed within this teamwork).
  • Initial attempts of organizing a more detailed category tree, to better correspond to the one traditionally adopted on WP.
  • During Wikimania, I took part in the discussion about Wikisource (contributing with extracts from the learning pattern above).

Hope that this list of contributions are a proof of continuing interest in maintaining the project. Current committments to Wiki Loves Earth, and workload in my offwiki job until mid October are the explanation of reduced activity in the last month, but I am still very eager to bring back life to this prospective wiki project.

Thank you in advance for the kind consideration, Spiritia 18:39, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello @Spiritia: please start the RfA on the local wiki (like Уикиизточник:Администратори/Spiritia was), thanks. --Stryn (talk) 18:54, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
On hold until 15 Sept 2016. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 23:05, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
According to the accepted rules for voting in BG wiki communities, it is 2 weeks, but of course you decide per your rules. The voting is on the same page. bg:s:Уикиизточник:Администратори/Spiritia. Spiritia 18:16, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
I think then we should wait 2 weeks. --MF-W 14:53, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Kindly note that the 2-week voting procedure has finished (two full days ago). Spiritia 15:00, 25 September 2016 (UTC)


Can you give a permanant status of sysop see this link Apipo1907 (talk) 06:52, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Please start a new request. --MF-W 14:56, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

No I already gave you the link to my positive candidate that is to say the community has accepted me as sysop Apipo1907 (talk) 16:30, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

It is old, from June. You need to start a new request. --Stryn (talk) 16:51, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Stryn In fact, I was absent for at least 3 days, so I did not open a new request, contributors voted on the page dated June 2016. So when you see my application page carefully, one that constant the votes of all date 12, 13 September 2016. Can definitely given me the status? Apipo1907 (talk) 17:10, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

@Apipo1907: The purpose of the new request is that this way community can evaluate your works when asked for re-confirmation. I've failed to understand here, why someone from the community voted in the old request page for the re-confirmation which you didn't even ask for? ~ Nahid Talk 21:27, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
NahidSultan Cette page veille était ma page de candidature au statut permanent de sysop. Les outils offertent temporairement pendant trois mois, ont été accordés sans aucun vote au préable. Maintenant la communauté a jugé mieux que je conserve les outils. Il serait donc à mon sens inutile de créer encore une page de candidature alors que tous les votes sont pour et datent même de septembre. D'après vous, que représentent ces votes de septembre? Apipo1907 (talk) 13:30, 25 September 2016 (UTC)


Please give me the adminflag.
- Sarrus (ct) 10:05, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

The request was started in June, but people recently commented. It doesn't seem like there would be harm to giving a year long trial as the user has had admin rights in the past. MBisanz talk 01:28, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
That is true. On the other hand, of the four users who commented, only two have more than 100 edits, and one of them supports, the other one opposes. The other two users have only 1 resp. 2 edits on the wiki, namely on the RFA page. --MF-W 18:42, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
I have been administrator on dawikibooks in two periods before and in the first of these requests one user was (permanent) admin and the others were not active users. In the next request nobody made a comment, but you gave me back the adminflag. Here I have 75% support. Isn't that enough? Besides this I am in fifth term as admin on dawiktionary, plus I am permanent admin on dawiki since 2009.
- Sarrus (ct) 14:57, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
An administrator is needed on the not very active project Dawikibooks. Sarrus is well known from Dawiki. There is no other Danish-speaking relevant candidate. --Madglad (talk) 13:44, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
As I tried to explain, your support is rather 50%. --MF-W 19:30, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Three support and one oppose gives 75%.
- Sarrus (ct) 13:58, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Maybe you should look more globally. The supporters are not unknown users who registered recently just to support me. They are active community members in Danish Wikipedia, where User:Sorenhk has 18.000 edits (23.000+ globally) since 2011, User:Madglad has 6.000+ edits (mostly on dawiki) since 2011, while User:Vrenak has almost 3.000 edits (mostly on dawiki) since 2007. Active contributors should not be ignored just because they are not active on that project.
- Sarrus (ct) 15:03, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Araz Yaquboglu@az.wikibooks[edit]

For permanent... Thanks! --►Cekli829 07:38, 24 September 2016 (UTC)


For permanent... Thanks! --►Cekli829 07:39, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

I do not think that permanent adminship is warranted in this situation (also for the request above). Ruslik (talk) 19:22, 25 September 2016 (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 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.

Thomas Guibal@eowiki[edit]

According to the rule about administratorship in Wikipedia in Esperanto, "If some administrator has not made any contribution to the Wikipedia since one complete year, his administratorship must be removed automatically by a steward. The administratorship removal must be announced beforehand on the Forum and on the talk page of the concerned user" (Se iu administranto ne faris ajnan kontribuon al la Vikipedio ekde unu plena jaro, li estu aŭtomate maladministrantigita de stevardo. La maladministrantigo estu antaŭsciigata en la Diskutejo kaj en la diskutpaĝo de la koncernita uzanto). Thomas Guibal has not edited after 3 Jan 2015 and has not made protocol actions after 14 Aug 2014. So, please remove his administratorship. Gamliel Fishkin 09:24, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. Savhñ 10:00, 21 September 2016 (UTC)


Please remove my checkuser and oversight permissions on English Wikipedia. I'm too busy with other Wikimedia activities to use them for the rest of 2016. I'll ask for them back when I'm less swapped. Sydney Poore/FloNight (talk) 14:53, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. Savhñ 20:50, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Savh. 😃 Sydney Poore/FloNight (talk) 21:55, 23 September 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]