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Нұрлан Рахымжанов@kkwiki

Hello! The mentioned candidate has received enough number of votes and corresponds to the requirements for sysop. --Qarakesek (talk) 16:33, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Have you tried asking the local bureaucrat? They were active on 2 May... --Rschen7754 18:04, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
The only local bureaucrat has been inactive since a long time. All recent admin and admin right withdrawal requests were done by global stewards. On May 2 a minor edit was done and was not related to his sysop or bureaucrat activity. Can you please track his latest bureaucrat edit? In meanwhile there is a voting process for a new bureaucrat (here). Thank you for your support. --Qarakesek (talk) 05:03, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done granted permanent adminship. --Rschen7754 05:07, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I ask to grant Sadsadas permanent adminiship at sq.wikipedia. Currently, there are no active bureaucrats there. Thanks! Olsi (talk) 10:31, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

The conversation to which you point is six months old. I doubt that we wish to act on anything of that age. Please start a fresh administrator request process.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:12, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


As per our discussion (the link above), I am asking to grant custodian/sysop access for User:アルトクール@ja.wikiversity, whose username may spell Altocool in alphabets. Thank you. --Kanjy (talk) 12:45, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done community consensus v:ja:Special:PermanentLink/8027  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:27, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Bureaucrat access


-- TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 18:09, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Can't be done until the wiki is created and added to the list of local dbs here. On hold. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:12, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
The wiki has been created and we can assign userrights to it. I suspect that you tried with wikimania2015 instead of the correct wikimania2015wiki. I note however that traditionally the initial bureaucrat(s) have been assigned by the developers as part of the creation process of the wiki and not stewards. Anyway, all of this ignored because Jdforrester does not have an account there, and as such we cannot assign rights there. I will poke James and Reedy and figure out what happens from there. Snowolf How can I help? 18:26, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Nope. On reflection, the error message was "There is no user by the name "Jdforrester@wikimania2015wiki". Check your spelling." which makes sense. Guess I was confusing/not reading the error message. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:31, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I have consulted with the creating developer and he has assigned the required userrights. I note for future reference that this is traditionally handled by the developers who perform the creation and if this issue arises in the future the developer who created the wiki (in this case Reedy) is the correct person to contact. Snowolf How can I help? 18:36, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
On a side note @Snowolf and Ajraddatz: did either of you have your account auto-created? For me it didn't, and I had to login.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:40, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't require logging in, it just autocreated automatically. Savhñ 08:57, 6 July 2014 (UTC) [reply]


Hello there. Hereby it is requested to grant a bureucrat access on Kazakh Wikipedia to me. The voting period is over with 100% positive votes. --Qarakesek (talk) 18:15, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

You first need to ask the existing bureaucrat User:Ashina to act (and wait some time to see if he responds) before stewards can consider this request. --MF-W 20:08, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
User:Ashina is not active. He dont answer to question.--Kaiyr (talk) 07:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Time2wait.svg On hold until 30 July I have pinged the 'crat on their kkWP user talk page, and we should wait seven days for the 'crat to respond.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:25, 23 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
After 7 days from the above request, I have given bureaucrat flag. Thank you, M/ (talk) 21:44, 30 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser access

Oversight access

Removal of access


Time2wait.svg On hold for 24h Matanya (talk) 05:33, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I don't believe this needs to be put on hold as this isn't a self-request but rather a local policy matter. Vogone (talk) 05:37, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
(Edit conflict.) Just out of curiosity, where is that third action? I can only find two ns8 edits in the logs. Anyway, this is not too relevant as also two actions are unfortunately less than ten. Vogone (talk) 05:37, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
@Matanya: Per Vogone, this does not need to be put on hold. @Vogone: The third action was the deletion he made at 05:16 UTC today, which no longer counts.--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:42, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Either I'm completely dumb or I overlook something but to me the top entry in d:Special:Log/PinkAmpersand appears as logged at December 31st. Vogone (talk) 05:49, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Since there is no June 31st, July 1st kinda serves as that. But technicalities aside, the desysop shouldn't be placed on hold.--Jasper Deng (talk) 06:01, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
per comments above and requester talk page on wikidata - Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 06:35, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I'm resigning as oversighter on Wikidata. Unfortunately I have not enough time for this anymore, and I think that the other two oversighters are enough to handle the requests we get. I'll still continue as admin, but now I have to take a break from wiki, because I'm so busy IRL. Thanks, --Stryn (talk) 15:49, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

on hold for 24h. 16:03, 1 July 2014 (UTC) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)
Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:52, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I have checkuser access because I'm on the arbitration committee. However:

  • I never use it.
  • I don't understand how to use it.
  • I don't anticipate ever learning how to use it.
  • Because I'm listed as a CU, my comments about suspected sockpuppets have several times been misunderstood as "A Checkuser confirms a link between the two accounts..." or something similar.

So I'd like to have my checkuser access removed. I'll keep oversight, as that is not so far over my head. Thanks. --Floquenbeam (talk) 10:57, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours as per standard practice. -- Avi (talk) 14:59, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

You are mistaken, we do not put request of removal of advanced rights on hold, only sysop requests. Legal repercussions of access to certain rights are among the reasons that require we do not hesitate to remove them on request. In any case, it has never been standard practice. Snowolf How can I help? 16:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
On request from the local authority I agree; on a self-req, I'm not so sure. -- Avi (talk) 16:16, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
We specifically chose to discuss and include sysop removal request *only* from the standard practice 24 hours old. I also add that the standard practice has a purpose and if a request is clearly unrelated to the reasons we established that practices, we need not put it on hold. Snowolf How can I help? 00:25, 4 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks guys. In this particular case, it doesn't matter either way; it's not done in anger, so I won't be changing my mind, but I also won't be using it (properly or improperly) in the next 24 hours - and, it's self-requested - so there won't be legal issues. I've had it for 6 months without using it, so I can have it for another day without problems. Been meaning to do this for a couple of months. Thanks, either way. --Floquenbeam (talk) 17:58, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Whilst this is unequivocal, and even though EnWiki is a home project for me, I doubt anyone would think it improper for me to flip the bit, I'll hold off anyway unless this goes unanswered for a while. -- Avi (talk) 16:16, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Don't worry, I've Yes check.svg Done it. ;-) I'll also do the other stuff (cu-l etc). Trijnsteltalk 16:42, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, Trijnstel. -- Avi (talk) 16:50, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove a sysop and a checkuser rights from this user as per local policy. He is inactive for 3 months. Thanks. --Rxy (talk) 11:55, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

  • Yes check.svg Done Please thank the user for his service. -- Avi (talk) 14:58, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I am resigning as admin on Hebrew Wikivoyage. Please remove my rights. Thanks. --ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 03:23, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours per standard practice. --Rschen7754 03:25, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Done, Thanks for your work as admin--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:26, 4 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Олександр Коваль@uk.wiktionary

The user is inactive (no logged actions nor edits) for 4.5 years. Local vote was held, user was notified but didn't respond. The local policy actually requires 5+ users with 50+ edits and 1 month of experience to vote to consider vote successful but when you look at the list of active users you can ensure that it's impossible to fulfil that requirement at current state of the wiki. The most active user supported the denomination. --Base (talk) 19:29, 8 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, I am crat of ukwiktionary. Our policy says that we need have at least 5 voters for successful nomination. Now we have only 2 votes there and it is not enough. So I suggest to change this to 'On hold' and wait one week more.--Anatoliy (talk) 19:31, 8 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I've explained about this piece of requirements. There are less active users in a month — another week of holding won't make things better. The case also falls under Admin activity review I have no idea why stews have not dealt with that yet. --Base (talk) 19:40, 8 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Because there are hundreds of notifications, communications and actions to take - the Admin Activity Review is taking time. QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:18, 9 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Time2wait.svg On hold till 1 July 2014. If nothing changes the user will be desysoped based on Admin activity review policy. Ruslik (talk) 18:40, 9 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 05:32, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
@Matanya: why were the rights removed? The AAR process was not followed. --Rschen7754 08:25, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
My mistake, please revert. Matanya (talk) 23:16, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Reverted. I will be doing AAR for that wiki today though, so that we don't delay this too much longer. --Rschen7754 23:26, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, but all conditions of AAR had been met by 1 July. The user was notified on 1 June 2014 about possible removal. However, he did not participate in the subsequent discussion. So, I do not understand what you mean by "I will be doing AAR for that wiki today". Ruslik (talk) 15:58, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
About possible removal under the local policy, not possible removal under the global policy. --Rschen7754 18:30, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
What is the difference? Ruslik (talk) 20:01, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
See step 4 on AAR: this is the only process by which the rights may be removed by stewards. Since none of the process was followed, the rights cannot be removed. I know I'm being a bit legalistic about this, but in sensitive areas like rights removals, it is best for us to stick to the letter of the policy. --Rschen7754 20:23, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
So, you want to post the second notification identical to the first one on his talk page about removal of the rights just after the first one have been hanging their for more one month without any response? And then force the community to re-discuss his removal of rights the second time? I always thought that we are not a bureaucracy. Ruslik (talk) 06:39, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
The notifications are most definitely not the same: see [1] and [2]. And with rights removals, we have to follow the proper processes, because people are offended when we do not - both the person whose rights were removed, and the local communities who feel that stewards are overstepping. --Rschen7754 06:52, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
The notifications are not even remotely similar, and we should follow the proper processes, to ensure fair treatment to all and minimize resentment and drama. AAR is a sweeping intrusion into local wikis, with good reasons, but we should keep in mind its nature and proceed with caution. We're not in a real hurry, as this is the first round anyway. As a side note, the statement about not being a bureaucracy is an enwiki thing, and they are most definitively a giant bureaucracy ;-) Snowolf How can I help? 14:29, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
It's sad but I'm now sure that we are bureaucracy. The user is inactive for ages. In all of WMF wikis he used to be active in. I don't understand what is better in outdated notification from 2013's AAR ("…was adopted by community consensus recently" facepalm. And it's not localized because e.g. I thought that it won't be used any more so there were no need to waste the time on translation) than in simple notification of ongoing denomination discussion. --Base (talk) 09:40, 5 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


The user tells the intention of the removal of the administrator. This is based on local check of Admin_activity_review. Thanks.--アルトクール(Home in JAWN) 14:57, 5 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 17:12, 5 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


The user tells the intention of the removal of the administrator. This is based on local check of Admin_activity_review. Thanks.--アルトクール(Home in JAWN) 03:15, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Removed, thanks for their service. Ajraddatz (talk) 03:33, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Absence --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 07:42, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

requestor blocked at arWP. We can let a bureaucrat request the removal if it is required.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:02, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

This request opposed our local policies. According to our local policies we should leave a message in user talk page two weeks before user-rights removal request.--Abbas 08:13, 6 July 2014 (UTC) [reply]

I believe the requesting user is just an alternate account ("2") for somebody with SUL issues. Savhñ 08:36, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Whichever Savh, I won't process removal requests from blocked accounts. I don't see that is a good process, and courting disaster.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:45, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I understand, specially when no policy was linekd and the user seemed relatively active to me. Additionally, per Elph, the policy doesn't seem to have been met and I feel this is appropiately closed. Apologies for any misunderstanding caused, Savhñ 08:54, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I am bureaucrat there. as i told you above, this request opposed our local policies--Abbas 09:00, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


The user has been inactive for 6 months and still has no edits for 1 month after reminding. Per our local policy the sysop flag should be removed.--Kegns 07:49, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Removed per zhWP policy and as informed by zhWP bureaucrat.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:13, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


The user tells the intention of the removal of the administrator. This is based on local check of Admin_activity_review. Thanks.--アルトクール(Home in JAWN) 14:35, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Removed, thanks for their service. Ajraddatz (talk) 14:52, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

The Anonymouse@wikidatawiki

I have not used my rights much in a while, nor do I expect to anytime soon. Therefore, I am voluntarily requesting that you remove my sysop and bureaucrat rights on Wikidata. Please keep my rollback right since it might still be useful to me. Thanks in advance, The Anonymouse [talk] 18:59, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

:'( Ajraddatz (talk) 19:09, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:47, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Thanks for your service. Matanya (talk) 08:42, 8 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Local policy requires 2/3 approval (66.6% of voters) to elect a bureaucrat. Derslek & previous bureaucrat got the status without such procedures at all, having it simply passed on.
In case of Derslek, this strengthened his ignoring of principles and policies, abusing authority by edit warring/blocking at will, ignoring talk. Following declined de-adminship request, I request removal of bureaucrat status, if possible. -- Frhdkazan (talk) 11:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Your community appoints its own bureaucrats, the process is yours, it is not up to stewards to intervene, nor to second guess the bureaucrat who assigned the rights. The only means that stewards have to remove an administrator or a bureaucrat is with a vote of the community.  — billinghurst sDrewth — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Billinghurst (talk) 13:27, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


This user is inactive about 3 years. User was notified 6 days ago, but didn't respond. There is not discussion in local wikipedia about this. Berm@nyamessage 21:24, 4 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Does tr.wikipedia have an inactivity policy? Ruslik (talk) 17:16, 5 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
No, also haven't policy about remove of sysop rights. --Berm@nyamessage 18:40, 5 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
See Admin activity review/2013/ - I think it's better to let the AAR do their job. Trijnsteltalk 19:36, 5 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I haven't information enough about AAR. What shall ı do? --Berm@nyamessage 21:13, 5 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
@Bermanya: See Admin activity review  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:05, 6 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
@Billinghurst: Thanks but ı can't see application page on AAR? --Berm@nyamessage 12:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
@Bermanya: I was pointing you to the page with the information process for AAR, nothing more. There is no application page, it is a process that the stewards look to kick off, and has no requirements of local communities. If the user has been absent for that length of time, then they should appear in our lists the next time around.

It is coverall policy that allows stewards to take actions for the long missing admins. Of course, your community can have its own policy, which would allow your community to undertake its own reviews.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:27, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done because there is no basis for us to take action at this time. I know that AAR has been long-delayed, and for that I apologize, but there is little that can be done about it. Meanwhile, if your community wants to start a local desysop discussion and/or come up with an inactivity policy, you are free to do that. Again, I apologize that we can't do anything here, but it would be a violation of policy. --Rschen7754 06:19, 10 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Kaze in chiba@ja.wikinews

This user is inactive for more than two years. We will apply for removal of administrator flag. This is local check based on Admin_activity_review. Thanks.--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 14:12, 8 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Not sure about this - is this under local policy, or is ja.wikinews simply agreeing with the global policy? --Rschen7754 06:16, 10 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
It was decided in the discussion administrator there is no activity, including other projects more than two years to remove the authority. ja:n:ウィキニュース:管理者/2014管理活動点検による確認#管理活動点検 for "2年以上別プロジェクトを含めて活動実績のない管理者は権限除去の通知を行い、権限除去を申請する". We have adopted over the global policy period.--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 15:19, 10 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done It seems like a local inactivity policy to me, and thus we can remove the rights right away. --Rschen7754 17:59, 10 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


This user is inactive for more than two years. We will apply for removal of administrator flag. This is local check based on Admin_activity_review. Thanks.--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 14:13, 8 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done see above --Rschen7754 17:59, 10 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


The user has been inactive for 6 months and keep inactive for 1 month after reminding. Per our local policy the sysop flag should be removed, as a local crat I'm here asking for implementing. --Kegns 10:58, 9 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done, please thank them for their service. QuiteUnusual (talk) 13:08, 9 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I don't have time any more to keep up enough to be an effective admin. It's been a pleasure, though. :) --Austro (talk) 19:48, 9 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours per standard practice. Should you not change your mind, your rights will be removed not earlier than 19:48 UTC tomorrow. Savhñ 20:18, 9 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done and thank you for your work! --Rschen7754 21:22, 10 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Tras mencionar el abandono temporal del proyecto, el usuario decide que le revoquen los permisos. --Leitoxx Work • Talk • Mail 23:20, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

As far as I understand, he mentions he is going to ask himself for removal, and does not explicitly ask for someone to request removal for him. I would rather have this requested by him. I doubt it is urgent, or that he can't do it himself. Savhñ 12:53, 8 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done, user is able to contact us as required.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:04, 11 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


To be a bureaucrat or a sysop on eswiki, the local activity requirement is 50 logged actions over the last two years, and this requirement is no longer satisfied by Sasquatch21. Then I request you to remove his sysop and bureaucrat flags, please. Best regards, -- 23:13, 10 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Please have an esWP bureaucrat confirm this request.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:02, 11 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Confirm. Savhñ 15:16, 11 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. Please leave a message thanking this user for his work. Best wishes, M/ (talk) 15:19, 11 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove my sysop rights on Polish Wikipedia. I hereby waive my rights due to virtual inactivity and, more importantly, bleak perspectives of my return in foreseeable future. Stefaniak (talk) 22:21, 11 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold for 24 hours from the original request, per standard practice. --Rschen7754 01:11, 12 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. Thank you for your service over the years. Good luck with the future. Savhñ 22:40, 12 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Hi. According to the local policies, Kved has not enough administrative actions to be a sysop or a 'crat on eswiki. Requerimment is 50 admin actions on past two years, and he has only one admin action. Please remove his both bureaucrat and administrator flags. --Jmvkrecords (Intra Talk) 03:50, 14 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done and be sure to thank the user for his work. --Rschen7754 03:56, 14 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Sure. Thank you for your answer, Jmvkrecords (Intra Talk) 04:26, 14 July 2014 (UTC).[reply]


He has been inactive for six month prior to the notification and one more month after. Per our inactivity policy his admin flag should be removed. Thanks. Jimmy Xu (talk) 17:21, 15 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. Please thank him for his work. Savhñ 17:26, 15 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


This user is inactive for more than two years. We will apply for removal of administrator flag. This is local check policy based on Admin_activity_review. Thanks.--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 15:10, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Please thank them for their work. Savhñ 15:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


This user is inactive for more than two years. We will apply for removal of administrator flag. This is local check policy based on Admin_activity_review. Thanks.--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 15:10, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Savhñ 15:38, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


This user is inactive for more than two years. We will apply for removal of administrator flag. This is local check policy based on Admin_activity_review. Thanks.--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 15:10, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Should the bureaucrat flag be removed as well? Savhñ 15:35, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. Please to remove administrator flag and bureaucrat flag.--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 17:04, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done --Rschen7754 05:33, 17 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


For personal reasons I respectfully ask you to remove my sysop rights on huwiki. Thank you. --Pagony (talk) 22:07, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:05, 17 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Done. Thank you for your work. Savhñ 22:40, 17 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Due to personal reasons, please remove my sysop rights on Thanks. --Yanguas (talk) 20:39, 17 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions Rschen7754 21:48, 17 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for your services! -Barras talk 23:10, 18 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove my administrator access on the test Wikipedia. I never use it. --odder (talk) 17:13, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

(testwiki 'crat hat on)I removed the bit locally with my testwiki 'crat hat, if you ever want it back please shout :) (steward hat on) Locally done by some random guy. Snowolf How can I help? 17:22, 2 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Your remarks, etc. --Technopato (talk) 02:35, 24 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done clearly a false report. Trijnsteltalk 13:46, 24 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Your remarks, etc. --Technopato (talk) 02:22, 24 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Both these are false reports and I'm 100% sure that this user is an impersonator of User:Technopat. No vote has been opened to decide anything about Hprmedina nor even Edmenb, who isn't even involved in it. Greetings. Ovkot | Replying messages here 03:27, 24 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I do see a vote, though it has just started and I'm not sure it has been advertised properly. X mark.svg Not done for now. Trijnsteltalk 13:46, 24 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


For personal reasons, please remove my sysop and bureaucrat rights in Thanks. Petronas (talk) 10:03, 19 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

On hold, per standard practice, until tomorrow 20 July at the same time. No action needed if you do not change your mind. --M/ (talk) 10:06, 19 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 06:21, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I wish to resign from my admin right on the Sanskrit Wikipedia. I can't be everywhere. Regards, --Yann (talk) 05:25, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

For whomever actions this, please also note this on m:Admin_activity_review/2013/Data. --Rschen7754 05:29, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Thanks for your service there.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:44, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Klemen Kocjancic@global

Please remove my 'crat/admin rights on these projects. --Klemen Kocjančič (Talk - Fast reply) 13:14, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done I appreciate your quick response to my query. Thanks for the work that you have done with those communities.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:47, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Reasons for removal
  1. Agreed on the removal of the permission here
  2. Misuse of power , making user sysop without proper community consensus here
  3. Mostly inactive inactive for long period (Please look at Monthly Stats) in newiki.

- Nirmal Dulal (talk) 16:40, 12 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure that we can do anything about this. Has there been a vote to remove his rights? Or, have you asked him to come here and resign? --Rschen7754 18:03, 12 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I asked him to resign here. Then He put his resination here and also told that he'd put it on meta, but later he removed it himself. -Nirmal Dulal (talk) 01:40, 13 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done under those circumstances, you will need to start a community discussion on whether to remove his privileges. Please come back when you have done so. --Rschen7754 01:50, 13 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I love wikipedia and worked for the progress as bcrate and sysop. I am against familism and any type of discrimition. Ne.wikipedia is now dominated by particular family and their relatives. There is no consensus rule to give sysop and bcrat status, i was compelled to give sysop status a female contributor on the basis of her contributon to balance the situation and break the lobbies. I am lone indian sysop and bcrat on that project remaining are from Nepal. I request you to remove all b'crats and reduce the numbers of sysops as it was done on Hindi wiki before.Bhawani (talk) 17:04, 15 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

... every on can see, In, there are b'crats, sysop and other contributor from different places and families. I think community is against his wrong work, So he just want to destroy every thing before he leaves.-Nirmal Dulal (talk) 00:43, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

  • this user was given sysop status on basis votes but now i came to know it is either fake or is run by this user. this useris b'crat all from from Dulal family. They are campaigning against me. i want progress of compare 25 thousand stubs (articles) to 15 sysops and 4 bureaucrats. Please remove all bureaucrats and sysops. And there is no need of b'crat within community. I suggest to appoint sysops only for this small project. I am neither leaving nor want to destroy. I will continue to work...Bhawani (talk) 03:31, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I object the point that this user is fake , almost all community members have seen her , she has taken part in many Wikimedians meetup held in Kathmandu . Please find the reference to the discussion in the mailing list here , just posting this with the intent that will help Stewards make decision , apologies otherwise !--सरोज कुमार ढकाल (talk) 04:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Enough campaigning, it is improper to do that on this page, your bickering belongs on your own wiki. One of the stewards will review the case, especially as now we have been pointed to the de-admin process. As there is claim and counter-claim, it will take some time for one of us to wade through this. Changing it to Time2wait.svg On hold.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:05, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
It should probably remain open a few more days, to be sure that everyone has voted. --Rschen7754 17:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

@Nirmal Dulal and Ganesh Paudel: Does neWP have any particular rules that relate to the removal of an administrator? If there any such rules, eg. voting period, number of votes, etc. would you please quote those here in English, and add any relevant url. Also, could you please confirm whether the discussion specifically states that the discussion is for 1)removal of admin rights, or 2) removal of bureaucrat rights, or 3) removal of admin and bureaucrat rights. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:14, 21 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

We have applied here to revoke both the Admin and Bureaucrat right of Mr. Bhawani Gautam. We have made rules to give a contributor admin right but he intentionally misused his power and provided Admin right against the rules. We have some provision to revoke the power here. It says if an administrator or a bureaucrat misuses his power community can request to stewards to revoke the power. and if needed community can discuss here about this matter. Thanks! - Nirmal Dulal (talk) 15:28, 21 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

With 9 out of 11 people supporting the desysop, and all of them being admins or people with at least a few hundred edits, I'm leaning towards removing the rights. Admittedly, I haven't read the discussion or run it through translation software. Waiting to see what other stewards think. --Rschen7754 05:35, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Depending on any neWP policy that puts specific conditions for removal, hence my questions previously, I am in agreement with you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:36, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Please remove my both status, thanks-Bhawani (talk) 14:29, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Thanks for your efforts with the newiki community  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:15, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Bhawani Gautam@sa.wikipedia

I wish to resign from my admin right on the Sanskrit Wikipedia. Regards, --Bhawani (talk) 11:13, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:45, 25 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Thanks for your efforts in that community  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:07, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Due to other commitment in real life, I wish to resign from sysop at thwiki. Thank you. --G(x) (talk) 15:11, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:06, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done thanks for your service. Matanya (talk) 11:04, 27 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I thank User:Restu20 for his work as a sysop. --Euphydryas (msg) 15:40, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Is it usual for there to be no courtesy warning, or check with the user prior to the removal of their rights?  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:11, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Removal is "automatic", but the requesting sysop has left a message on the relevant user talk. --M/ (talk) 16:13, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Is not normal: as far as I'm concerned, I unfortunately I realized only now (in those days I was offline) Thanks. --Euphydryas (msg) 16:16, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, the policy does not require notification, like on most wikis. Yes check.svg Done, with thanks to the user for their service as an administrator. Snowolf How can I help? 16:41, 26 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Jasper Deng@ukwikimedia

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 04:02, 28 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Jürgen Oetting@de.wikipedia

Please remove the sysop rights from Jürgen Oetting. He resigned from his work at de arbcomde. --Itti (talk) 07:45, 28 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 09:26, 28 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Please remove Floquenbeam's Oversight access. Many thanks to Floquenbeam for his hard work on the arbitration committee. WormTT 12:42, 29 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Oversight rights removed, admin rights retained. Thanks and please express our gratitude for their volunteer work.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:46, 29 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Due to our policy, I hereby request removal of admin access because of inactivity in the main namespace longer than one year. Kangel has been notified ([5]). --PG (talk) 05:35, 30 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done; please pass on our thanks for their efforts.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:05, 30 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Temporary permissions (expired and rejected requests only)


I ask to appropriate flags of the administrator and the bureaucrat. I address to you as there is nobody more. In from five administrators and one bureaucrat three are absent more than two years. One administrator and онже the bureaucrat is absent nearly two years. I address on its pages of discussion, but the answer didn't receive. I need both flags, so I am adjusted to work seriously in I have the status autopatrolled in and well a sign with rules of Wikipedia as a whole. --AryanSogd 14:24, 26 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]

As stated on this page, permanent requests for wikis without community and consensum will not be granted. Please state if you have a written request on your wiki and post the link here. --M/ (talk) 14:30, 26 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Bureaucratship is most likely not needed on such a small wiki - the few things that probably need to be done there can be done by the stewards upon request. As for adminship, without local consensus/community, we do not grant permanent admin access but a temporary adminship for three moths to sometimes one year. After that time you will need to re-apply. -Barras talk 16:29, 26 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • First I want to thank all here present for participation in discussion of my demand. Secondly I want to pay your attention that in the local community, two participants daily working in one of which I. There is a question, about what local community and the general consensus can there be a speech?--AryanSogd 17:00, 26 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]
P.S. The status of the bureaucrat is also necessary. If administrators aren't active that exactly bureaucrats have to make the decision about snaty a flag of the administrator from the participant at the general consensus. Also to appropriate a flag of the administrator and the bot to those who really understands for what they are necessary.--AryanSogd 17:55, 26 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Your request cannot be fulfilled at the moment: bureaucrat permission is not to be granted and also a permanent sysop flag with no consensus on wiki is not an option. I've requested a comment from the active sysop on your wiki. You will have to wait a little bit more for further answer. Thank you, M/ (talk) 16:40, 27 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]
According to User Hibraim opinion, I am granting a six month temp adminship, encouraging you to continue your work on and to setup an election at the end of this term, following your colleague instructions.
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2014-07-03.
--M/ (talk) 14:07, 3 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
removed Ajraddatz (talk) 09:15, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

John F. Lewis@cywikiquote

Requesting a 'late' extension to my previous rights assignment (see previous local request and respective SRP thread) for similar reasons of clean up. Now as a result of Wikidata Phase I being enabled (a lot of pages are unnecessary and poking GSes is probably too much work over a period of time). Thanks, John F. Lewis (talk) 15:12, 2 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

on hold until April 3. --თოგო (D) 20:15, 2 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2014-07-03. SPQRobin (talk) 19:39, 3 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
removed Ajraddatz (talk) 09:15, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block exempt for ru:Участник:МетаСкептик12

You don't look like a long-term abuser to me, so I've exempted your account from global IP blocks until 3 July 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:27, 19 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
removed Ajraddatz (talk) 09:15, 3 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


See SRGP. --MF-W 17:54, 10 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

removed. Matanya (talk) 07:58, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


He is already sysop on this Wiki. His permissions will expire in ten days. We are a small community of a few users. Permissions are granted for one year. Sorry if you don't undertand my English. Thanks, Dekel E (talk) 19:10, 27 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2014-11-02. To prolong your (interface) 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. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:04, 2 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Removed User resigned--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:26, 4 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I would like request sysop access. I am Uyghur and active user on ug.wiktionary and translatewiki. I have also done a lot of Templates and Modules (in LUA) for analysis of Uyghur words. Currently they are working properly. Thank you Oyunqi (talk) 02:13, 2 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Even if there is no active community, please make a local announcement of the request, which should be kept open for one week. --MF-W 02:15, 2 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
ug:wikt:Wiktionary:باشقۇرغۇچى thanks --Oyunqi (talk) 02:57, 2 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 January 2014. QuiteUnusual (talk) 12:14, 2 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2014-07-09. QuiteUnusual (talk) 08:15, 9 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! --Oyunqi (talk) 11:28, 9 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
removed. Matanya (talk) 09:57, 9 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


No local activity from Indonesian user, and I keep seeing fictional pages that need to be deleted, requesting for Sysop/Administrator bit here for 3 month for maintenance stuff, Steward may put this on hold for 1 week, I already started discussion on local Village pump, thank you.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 21:47, 3 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 10 April. Trijnsteltalk 21:59, 3 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Seems no answer will wait for another few hours (2-4 hrs).--AldNonUcallin?☎ 07:51, 10 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Already past deadline.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 02:34, 11 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2014-7-11. Ajraddatz (talk) 02:45, 11 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
removed Ajraddatz (talk) 05:45, 11 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, I'd like my sysop status @ Komi Wikipedia to be prolonged. Comp1089 (talk) 17:14, 6 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

On hold for 1 week until 13 July. --MF-W 17:49, 6 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2014-07-13. --MF-W 19:05, 13 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
removed. Matanya (talk) 06:50, 13 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I ask to give me admin rights. Аль-Гимравий (talk) 20:20, 6 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

The RFA you linked to is one year old. Please start a new one. --MF-W 21:27, 6 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Put this request Time2wait.svg On hold until 13 April since he started a new request. Trijnsteltalk 10:08, 7 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Done Granted for 3 months to expire on 2014-07-14. To prolong your (interface) 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. -- Shanmugamp7 (talk) 09:18, 14 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
removed. Matanya (talk) 08:30, 14 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Hello. I was granted a temporary access that will end tomorrow. I demand extension of my adminship.--Avocato (talk) 16:10, 18 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2014-07-19. To prolong your (interface) 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. --MF-W 04:28, 19 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
removed in April.-Barras talk 13:25, 19 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Satdeep gill@pawikipedia

(I have an admin for past 3 months and my adminship just expried. I would like it to be extended.) Satdeep gill (talk) 10:16, 19 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I have renewed your admin flag for 6 months since you've been really active. In July, please be sure to notify your community for at least seven day to get an extended adminship period.
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2014-07-19. To prolong your (interface) 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.

--M/ (talk) 12:36, 19 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

removed -Barras talk 13:27, 19 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


im already admin in this project. but my sysop end in 21 July and i want to revival. thanks:)Mahdi talk 18:44, 19 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Please start a new discussion/request on the wiki. --MF-W 21:35, 19 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
i start a new discussion--:)Mahdi talk 08:21, 27 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
On hold to allow a week for comment. — billinghurst sDrewth 16:36, 28 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
The new request was apparently started here on 21 July already (but the old one is linked in the request template).
Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2014-07-28. given the existence of local permanent sysops etc. --MF-W 17:30, 28 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
removed. Matanya (talk) 14:06, 28 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I'd like to apply for an adminship on as.wikisource as this wiki doesn't have any active administrator this time. And surely, I would like to make this wiki better. Thus, please grant me as an administrator. Thank you in advance. Ani ttbr (talk) 17:41, 28 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Done Granted for 4 months to expire on 2014-07-28. . --MF-W 20:40, 28 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
removed. Matanya (talk) 14:06, 28 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

MCruz (WMF)@meta

MCruz on Meta-Wiki, MassMessage sender user right requested on M:RFH. Thehelpfulone 21:29, 15 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

removed. Matanya (talk) 08:05, 31 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Miscellaneous requests


Please grant "Interface editor" right to this user per community consensus. Thank you.--Calak (talk) 16:49, 18 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Time2wait.svg On hold as the discussion was started earlier today. We need some time to allow people to properly comment. Also, I don't see any message from Ebraminio accepting the nomination in that discussion. Sidenote for stewards handling this in the future: we don't have the requested userright here on meta, so grant yourself local steward rights on ckbwiki to grant the right. Snowolf How can I help? 17:48, 18 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
@Snowolf: He accepted this request via email, and also there is no need to local steward right, local bureaucrat right is enough. Thank you very much.--Calak (talk) 18:04, 18 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
He will have to accept on-wiki, or else no rights will be assigned, even after a proper holding period has passed. The latter comment is directed at my colleagues and is merely a technical instruction. We prefer to use the local steward right as we are not local bureaucrats. Snowolf How can I help? 18:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
@Snowolf: Thank you for your comment, he accepted this request on-wiki.--Calak (talk) 18:56, 18 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Much appreciated. I think we can leave this on hold for 5-7 days as we usually do with this sort of requests, as the rights are significant. Snowolf How can I help? 19:07, 18 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Snowolf or any steward! Please check this request. Thank you.--Calak (talk) 16:08, 24 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:16, 24 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

संजीव कुमार@bhproject

I requested there for Import rights. I wanna import some templates from enwiki and hiwiki. I started community consensus on bhwiki at village pump for Transwiki importers rights. There are two active users supported me.☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 03:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Granted. If you ever don't need the rights, please ask for their removal here. Thanks for volunteering, Ajraddatz (talk) 03:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for a fast response.☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 17:22, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]