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==== Giggy@commons (again) ====
|status = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = commons.wikimedia.org
|user name = Giggy
|discussion= This is a global account.
Please remove all my rights. My activity levels are too low to justify keeping them, and I don't plan on upping my involvement any time soon. Thanks. [[User:Giggy|Giggy]] 14:06, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
===Temporary permissions for emergency or technical access===
===Temporary permissions for emergency or technical access===

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<translate> Requests and proposals</translate> Steward requests (Permissions) <translate> latest archive</translate>
This page enables stewards to handle permissions requests, including the giving and taking of administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight rights, for all Wikimedia wikis which do not have a local permissions procedure. 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 (see the index of request pages). Requests for bot status, URL blacklisting and whitelisting, and CheckUser queries belong elsewhere.

Interface-translations are done at Betawiki.

For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the #wikimedia-stewardsconnect IRC channel (see a web-based IRC client). In emergencies only, type !steward in the channel to inform stewards that you need help.

Please only make requests here after gaining the on-wiki approval of your local community.

Quick navigation: Administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Temporary permissions | Miscellaneous | Global permissions
Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Using this page

  1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below:
    ====user name@xxproject====
     |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
     |domain    =
     |user name =
    Thank you! ~~~~
  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"). Leave it blank and list them yourself if you're requesting access for multiple bots.
    • '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 identity

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally require users to confirm their identity. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also submit the relevant identification to the Foundation. The request is placed on hold temporarily, until receipt has been formally confirmed by the office.

Instructions for how you can confirm your identity can be found at: Steward handbook/email templates.

For stewards: Identification noticeboard.


Administrator access

See administrator for information about the position. Requests for temporary permissions and removal of access belong in other sections. Admins doing cross-wiki work may wish to see IRC/wikimedia-admin for information about joining #wikimedia-admin.


Can I request to continue my 3-month adminship in Komi Wikipedia maybe plus 3 month else or more. I've been an administrator for 6 months now (2 x 3 months). Thank you. Yufereff 12:24, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello Yufereff, please can You make a short local note that You are going to prolong the status or link the page where You requested the status the first time, I can't find it right now, many thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:16, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes! I'm only going to prolong my status.-- Yufereff 11:04, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok, but could you inform local community anyway?--Nick1915 - all you want 11:14, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? Please let us know where You put the local announcement, if there had been one in the past please link it or if there never had been any please leave a note in the village pump. If nothing is heard in about a week this request will be closed and the status not prolonged, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:24, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Yufereff hasn't edited on that project since February 1[1], and hasn't edited the project namespace since last year[2]. Kylu 17:46, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


The following three requests are related to elction results on arz.wikipedia, submitted for approval.And This is the link to the village pump page for the Election results announcement page.--Ghaly 12:00, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Does that mean that you are also elected as bureaucrat? (at least ترشيح بيروقراطين reads like that) --Thogo (talk) 17:32, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes I have been elected as a bureaucrat and a sysop as well. Ghaly 18:16, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Ramsis II@arz.kipedia


Bureaucrat access

See bureaucrat for information about the position. In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.


Thank you! احمد-نجيب-بياباني-ابراهيمخېل 02:00, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Please link to the local election. Kylu 02:09, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Note: The user has contacted me asking how to arrange a local election. Please mark the section not done, and I'll ask him to repost the request after the election finishes. Thank you. Kylu 08:14, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok, closed then, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:58, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


Here is a link also to the on village pump page for ,Election results announcement page Many thanks .--Ghaly 11:02, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

CheckUser access

To request CheckUser information, see Meta:Requests for CheckUser information. This is the place to request CheckUser access. Note that temporary CheckUser access is not permitted and the temporary status is only used by Stewards.

Stewards: When someone asks for CheckUser status, please check the current policy regarding bestowal of status before giving the status. The current mail template to use to request identification from the new CU can be found here. Do not grant CheckUser access unless the user is identified to the foundation, which will be announced on the Identification noticeboard. Breaching these rules may be cause for removing your steward access. When you give someone CheckUser, please list them on CheckUser, ask them to subscribe to checkuser-l, email checkuser-l-ownerAt sign.svglists.wikimedia.org so that the listadmins know the person is allowed on the mailing list (the list may contain confidential information), and make sure they contact an op for access to #wikimedia-checkuser.


Thank you! John Vandenberg 04:40, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Waiting for Cary to confirm identity. :D Kylu 04:49, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Confirmation link here should do it, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:01, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 13:51, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Oversight access

As with Checkuser, do not initiate a request for oversight access here. You need to work through your local wiki. Some wikis have elections. Some wikis have their Arbitration Committee make the request once there is consensus on the local wiki. The request should show a link to the local wiki election results, or be made on behalf of an ArbCom by a member of that ArbCom, whichever is applicable.

Stewards: Do not grant Oversight access unless the user is identified to the foundation, which will be announced on the Identification noticeboard. When you give someone oversight access, list them on Hiding revisions.


Thank you! John Vandenberg 04:41, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --FiliP × 13:29, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Removal of access

If you're requesting the removal of your own status, make sure you're logged in to a global account or place an English note on your local user talk page to prove you own both accounts (and add the diff link of your local confirmation edit to the request).

To request the removal of another user's status, you must gain consensus on the local wiki first. All discussion must be kept on your local wiki. When there is community consensus that the user's access should be removed, a trusted person from that wiki should provide a link here to the discussion, a very brief explanation of the reason for the request, and summarize the results of discussion.

In either case, copy and paste the following text into the correct section (see instructions above).

==== username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = 
 |user name = 
 |discussion=  <!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->

Giggy@commons (again)

Please remove all my rights. My activity levels are too low to justify keeping them, and I don't plan on upping my involvement any time soon. Thanks. Giggy 14:06, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Temporary permissions for emergency or technical access

If you are requesting administrator status to translate the wiki interface, this should done at the BetaWiki project instead (see mw:localisation). You can ask questions in the IRC channel or on the mailing list.

If you are requesting adminship to handle one-time vandalism incidents or clearing a deletion backlog, please see Vandalism reports and Multilingual speedy deletions.

Stewards: Currently active temporary permissions are listed at /Approved temporary. When granting a request, please copy the request to the appropriate section there, and clearly state the date of removal. Requests only need remain listed below for a few days, and may afterward be removed as long as they have been copied to the subpage.

Miscellaneous requests

Requests that don't fit in other sections belong here. Note that the following types of requests belong on separate pages: bot status, URL blacklisting and whitelisting, and requests for CheckUser queries. If you want to have your Meta username changed, please go to Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. If you want to have changed a username on a Wikimedia wiki without bureaucrats, please go to Requests for username changes.(Existing requests have been moved to the appropriate page.)


  • Import rights can be granted by stewards only, not bureaucrats, so the automatic list of local bureaucrats is irrelevant for this; please show a link to a consensus if the wiki has a community.
  • Usurpation requests should be placed at Steward requests/Usurpation.
  • Username changes should be placed at Requests for username changes.

See also