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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.


nobody opposed —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wargo (talk)

Is there a reason for why 2 admins edited in the last days, but did not comment? --MF-W 01:09, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@Wargo: ^. Matiia (talk) 04:14, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
It should not be required to anyone comment/vote, but what bothers me is that the RfA page was not updated when a new RfA was started. Stryn (talk) 15:33, 22 February 2018 (UTC)


I would like to ask for the temporary sysop flag of zh.wikiquote. Thank you. J.Wong 03:41, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


I have had experiences doing administrative works on this project since 2014, with several times being granted temporary admin access on this project. I would like to be a sysop here to continue with my works. The related discussion has been opened since February 14 with 3 upvotes and no opposes. —ALittleQuenhi (talk to me) 08:54, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2019-02-24. Ruslik (talk) 19:51, 24 February 2018 (UTC)


I created discussion aboout one year ago, I hope can accepted as sysop for 1 year later. Thanks-Uchup19 (talk) 14:27, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

You better to start a fresh discussion. Stryn (talk) 14:40, 24 February 2018 (UTC)


-- (talk) 18:13, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2018-08-24. 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. MBisanz talk 19:21, 24 February 2018 (UTC)


Nomination got 9 supports (2 admins, 6 reviewers & 1 autopatrolled) and opposed by 2 members (1 admin and 1 reviewer). --अजीत कुमार तिवारी (talk) 12:02, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
As per Local Policy "For Sysop, There is need 80% Consensus". I think this nominations fullfill its createria. He is our formar sysop. Please re-grant him Sysop.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 12:47, 25 February 2018 (UTC)


Nomination got 6 supports (1 admins, 4 reviewers & 1 autopatrolled) and opposed by 1 members (1 admin). --अजीत कुमार तिवारी (talk) 12:07, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
As per Local Policy "For Sysop, There is need 80% Consensus". I think this nominations fullfill its createria.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 12:47, 25 February 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.

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.

Bellayet @ bnwikisource[edit]

I'm not seeing any clear consensus at that discussion. It seems that at least half of the discussion participants disagree with this outcome. Was there a previous discussion that established that policy? – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:45, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I 'supported' the removal of rights a month ago (and still do), and someone else not meaningfully active on the site was neutral on the idea ("I have no preference on this matter.") two years ago—neither of which necessarily constitutes disagreement. I brought up Bellayet's relative inactivity (on January 28th, prior to his February 15th reappearance) at a similar discussion on bnwiki. Mahir256 (talk) 18:06, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz:, there is no oppose vote at all, it's a neutral vote from an user who was not active in Bengali Wikisource. The community discussion and consensus about the admin removal policy due to inactivity can be found here. Bodhisattwa (talk) 17:48, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


No edits or logged actions since July 13, 2017. User notified January 18, 2018. Please remove sysop flag. Christian Giersing (talk) 15:27, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

I would like to note that the user has actually edited since then, but not on da-wiki. As far as I know our policy on administrator inactivity does not specify whether or not only local edits count, and when it comes to removal of access I think such ambiguity should be interpreted in favor of the person likely to lose access. InsaneHacker (talk) 16:12, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
It isn't the role of stewards to decide what the local policy means. If there is ambiguity in how the local community chooses to interpret the policy, then you should establish a local consensus first and then bring the requested action to us. I will say that I haven't heard of any project allowing edits or actions on other wikis to count towards an activity requirement. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:47, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
We usually only look at local contributions when talking about inactive administrators. I have, however, mentioned it at w:da:Wikipedia-diskussion:Administratorer.
- Sarrus (ct) 18:32, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
I will propose that an execution is postponed 14 days until 2018-03-04 23.59 UTC, so that that Danish Wikipedia has time to exactly define the rules. --Madglad (talk) 19:09, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
For info: The discussion is going on here (in Danish): --Madglad (talk) 19:58, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

User Сура@myv.wikipedia[edit]

Long time inactive user Kaftaj (talk) 19:02, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 2 March 2018. Ruslik (talk) 19:23, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

User Bjørn som tegner@no.wikipedia[edit]

The user died on 2018.02.19, please remove all flags. Haros (talk) 10:26, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 14:42, 24 February 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]