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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:

==== 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.

Aniket on[edit]

Gujarati Wikipedia is a small community. This community voted for user Aniket's admin rights. I was given 6 months temporary admin rights that has ended today. Having successfully completed two temporary admin terms (first: of 3 months and second: of 6 months). That is over and above being one of the oldest and active Gujarati Wikipedian. I feel I am qualified to become permanent administrator on Gujarati Wikipedia.-- 04:34, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Only one vote means that we can you give only temporal permission. Ruslik (talk) 19:15, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
{{On hold}} till 28 October. --Stryn (talk) 19:29, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2017-10-28. Discussion open for suitable length of time without significant opposition. Size of project & response do not warrant permanent adminship. Temporary adminship granted for 12 months in light of previous successful discussions. 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) 15:55, 28 October 2016 (UTC)


Full majority. (18/19) ☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 07:04, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

There are some discussions on the request whether it is temporary or permanent adminship. I've used google translator but failed to understand the clear context. Can you please explain whether the community wants him/her as a permanent admin or a temp. one? ~ Nahid Talk 10:34, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
@NahidSultan: User:चक्रपाणी has asked for, either a temporary adminship for 3 months or a permanent one, as he has been granted a temp adminship for 3 months in the past and he is looking either for an extension, or a permanent adminsip as per community support. Those who have clearly mentioned their support for 3 months temp adminship are 3 in number. Other 4(+1=5) have have clearly mentioned their support for permanent adminship. Others have just supported the proposal, whatever its duration might be. In this way, We do have enough support to grant him a permanent adminship. Thanks! --SM7 --talk-- 19:24, 27 October 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.


I resign as administrator of Commons because I do not have enough time to collaborate. Thanks, Alpertron (talk) 18:57, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day per standard practice. --Stryn (talk) 19:10, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done thank you for your service. MBisanz talk 23:16, 23 October 2016 (UTC)[edit]

I resign as administrator of Galician Wikipedia because I am tired. Thanks. . HombreDHojalata.T A L K 09:22, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

{{On hold}} for 1 day per standard practice. Linedwell (talk) 13:46, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your service. -- Avi (talk) 15:55, 27 October 2016 (UTC)


Per nice notice of user:Rschen7754 I wish to resign from my all-great-and-powerful status on Silesian Wikipedia. For the record: I'm resigning because I don't have time anymore to take care about this project and I don't remember any emergency when I would have to use it ASAP. That's my child, but children are growing old and me, daddy of, want to release it free. Fly! Krzysiu (talk) 20:09, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for your service! Matanya (talk) 20:13, 26 October 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]