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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.wikibook -->
 |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.


I want to make this project alive and I am still trying it. NehalDaveND (talk) 04:45, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 1 May. --Stryn (talk) 09:28, 24 April 2016 (UTC)


Permanent adminship. XoXo (talk) 11:03, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2016-07-29. Most of the votes were obviously brought in from other projects. Granting temporary adminship due to a lack of a local community. Ajraddatz (talk) 00:52, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
I think we're expecting a permanent adminship here. Three requests before were granted as such. May I know why not this time? Muhraz (talk) 04:19, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
We only grant permanent adminship when there is an active local community. On this request, of the 10 votes:
  • 6 had not previously contributed content to min.wikipedia and have not since (What a joke, Rintojiang, Pras, D'SpecialOne, Cahyo Ramadhani, Mrpresidentfaris)
  • 2 have been limitedly active recently (Beeyan has 3 edits, the other two in May 2014; Rahmatdenas' previous edit to voting was in December 2014 and the edit before that was in November 2013)
This leaves only 2 actively involved users voting, you and Naval Scene. On projects with these levels of limited activity, we rather give temporary adminship to limit the impact of inactive admins on the development of a project. Savhñ 12:01, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
I have to admit that our community is still struggling to find a stable base of editors, but Algazel has been a very active member that deserves to be given appropriate adminship status. Then again, what are the reasoning behind this, this, and this? Muhraz (talk) 13:33, 30 April 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.


as per rule no 180 usefull idit in 6 month.- 09:04, 25 April 2016 (UTC) Comment Comment The administrator appears to have edited as recently as this month. Can you explain why his activity is not a "useful edit"? MBisanz talk 12:29, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

in a period of last 7 month (November to April) his edit count is 108. As per rule minimum 180 edit count required in 6 month. If he want to back surely make new RFA.- 14:01, 25 April 2016 (UTC)


Svwiki has a policy for reelection every 12 months. The term for two users ends 22:00 UTC tonight. Sysop and Crat-flags can be removed for Hangsna. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 19:22, 30 April 2016 (UTC)


As Hangsna above. Sysop-flag can be removed. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 19:22, 30 April 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]