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Requests and proposals Steward requests (<translate>


latest archive

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. </translate>

<translate> Old sections are archived by a [[<tvar|bot>User:SteinsplitterBot</>|bot]]. Click here for a list of archives.</translate>


  • Requests for bot flags are handled at [[<tvar|srb>SRB</>|SRB]], and requests for [[<tvar|globalg>Special:MyLanguage/Global groups</>|global permissions]] are handled at [[<tvar|srgp>SRGP</>|SRGP]].
  • 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 ([[<tvar|irp>WM:IRP#On other wikis</>|index]]).
  • For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the <tvar
Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests


Using this page

1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below: </translate>

==== User name@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |user name =
(your remarks)</translate> ~~~~

<translate> 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

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally [[<tvar|nonpublic-data>Special:MyLanguage/Access to nonpublic information policy</>|require]] users to sign a [[<tvar|agreement>Special:MyLanguage/Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information</>|confidentiality agreement]]. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also [[<tvar|stew-handbook>Steward handbook/email templates</>|sign the confidentiality agreement]] with the Wikimedia Foundation. The request is placed on hold temporarily, until the receipt has been [[<tvar|idn>Access to nonpublic information policy/Noticeboard</>|formally confirmed]] by the Office. </translate>


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

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

If you are requesting administrator status to translate the wiki interface, this should be done at the translatewiki.net 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 Steward requests/Speedy deletions.

Currently-active temporary permissions are listed at /Approved temporary; copy granted requests to the appropriate section there, stating the date of removal in the section header and at the bottom of the request. Please invite new sysops to the admin IRC channel.
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. Users who archive requests on that page, please check if the request was correctly added to the temporary subpage before removing it from this page.

For permanent sysopship please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary sysopship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.

Mayur @ sa.wikipedia.org

Hi i am a bureacrat on hindi wikipedia and also working with sanskrit wikipedia.But it is very difiicult to contribute there without transliteration tool and some other gadgets.I have already done it for hi wikipedia, but donot have sysop access on sa wikipedia.I requested there about one month ago but here are no active users, admins(not active for last 135 days) and bureaucrat(not active for last 70 days).So i am requesting here.Thank you--Mayur(TalkEmail)  04:29, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Comment Comment Mayur, as I heard, Shiju and Junaid are working on the translit tools for sa wiki. I would rather wait for that than duplicating the work. --Jyothis 21:24, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Comment Comment Ok, i am taking back my proposal, i was appllied for it one month back when this wiki got vector format. and how do you think i will make duplicate work, i have made transliteration tool for sanskrit seperately one month ago.there is very less difference between hindi devnagri and sanskrit devnagri script. But i also think that junaid work will be up to the mark so i have no interest left for adminship of sa wiki.However i didnot applied for installation of tool only, i wanted to work with that wiki and improve it quality but as far as i observe now its malyalam wikipedian who have taken the whole responsibility for indian languagges growth, So it will be better for me to work with my home project or if they want to reinstall transliteration tool in hi wiki i can left my crat and admin flag there.Thank you very much for your humble response--Mayur(TalkEmail) 

If I can be a pest, Mayur, I'd like to note that Jyothis has started an RFC at Requests for comment/Indic Sysop which may be of interest to you. Kylu 01:10, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Artem Korzhimanov@ru.wikinews

I have more than 400 edits in this domain and I am an administrator and arbitrator in ru.wp. I would like to help with importing some useful features for which I need access to MediaWiki. Our community is quite small (about 6-7 active users) so I hope 2 3 votes "pro" is enough for making decision. Artem Korzhimanov 14:13, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Are there any active users with edit histories more than a couple months old? I see that everybody who voted for you are rather new to ru.wikinews; I would like to see what more experienced users have to say. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 21:37, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Hm... Probably, I am misunderstanding your question, but two "pro" votes were given by Akishin D. and Ssr. Both have quite long edit histories: Akishin — since March, 2010 and Ssr —since May, 2010. Both are administrators and the most active editors now. Artem Korzhimanov 08:44, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Without many active users, I prefer granting temporary flag while your wiki already has a few other administrators.Jusjih 03:25, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Temporary flag, say, for a half a year would be ok. Artem Korzhimanov 08:44, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Bhawani Gautam Rhk@ne.wikibooks

presently there are no active comunity and no admin in ne.wikibooks. As I am already admin in Nepali wikipedia.

I want to contribute and make ne.wikibooks active as a sysop pl.-- Bhawani Gautam Rhk14:12, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Hum, please wait (7 days) a "decision" here, and continue your contribution to the this wiki... but I think that a temp adminship is a good idea. - @lestaty discuţie 23:48, 26 October 2010 (UTC)


Thank you. – Kwj2772 (msg) 15:12, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --dferg ☎ talk 18:19, 27 October 2010 (UTC)


Thank's. --Ezagren 16:02, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

It looks like a clear-cut case, but with the vote started on October 26, I would like to wait for a few more days.Jusjih 02:56, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Les Meloures@lbwiktionary

Les Meloures got a temporary adminship of three months (see here) and was one of the two only active sysops on this project (with Ooswesthoesbes@lbwiktionary) since his temporary sysopship expired. I think that, regarding to his contributions and sysop operations, permanent adminship could be fine. Thanks. Quentinv57 12:01, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

The community needs to be informed before no matter if it is for permanent or temporary adminship. As far as I can see there's no current local announcement regarding this request. Please tell him to open a RfA & leave it open for a week. We will see after that time. Thanks, --dferg ☎ talk 13:50, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
Please see this discussion. Therefore, this community sums up itself as this user [3]. -- Quentinv57 17:57, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
Despite that, I think that we will need a more fresh community announcement. I humbly think that a announcement from July is not valid. Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 23:12, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
Okay, sure. He started a new discussion this morning here. I'll PM you next week-end. Thanks. -- Quentinv57 10:43, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

The following message has been moved from Steward requests/Permissions/2010-10 :

Please can my sysop status be reactivated. Actually I am the only luxemburgish speaking member on this project, who can do this task as a native speaker. I can't do all corrections without sysop status. I'm sysop on lb:Wiki since four years.
Best regards Les Meloures 08:21, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Albert galiza@glwiktionary

On wikt:gl:, Albert galiza was elected as a new administrator. Grant him the status, please. Thanks. [ Furagaitas * ] 18:49, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Per longstanding practice and subsequent RfC, 2 votes are not considered enough for promoting somebody to permanent administrator status. Notwithstanding 3 months of temporary and renewable adminship can be granted if the user agrees with that. Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 23:07, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

WizardOfOz @ bs.wikinews.org

Hello. I´m requesting a temporary adminship for updating of the main page and some deletions for a month or shorter. Please see also Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Bosnian Wikinews. We want to restart the project and there are no active admins around. I´m sysop here on meta, bs.wikipedia, bs.wikiquote and GR. THX --WizardOfOz talk 09:58, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done as this is a trusted community member. Until December 1 2010. --FiliP ██ 11:11, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Steward requests/Permissions/Crat-header

Akishin D.@ruwikinews

Sorry, I don't understand how many votes I should have. Thank you.Дмитрий talk+ 13:30, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, I imagine it's safe to state that one isn't enough. Usually we want to see a minimum of 15, but that number is rather variable and nobody's much been involved in the discussion about it lately. Want to keep your vote open longer? Kylu 03:07, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
In our project we can not have so much votes. I get only 9 votes. Do Meta have some time limit for voting?Дмитрий talk+ 14:37, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
To avoid violating "meatpuppetry" guidelines, it'd be preferable that the teenage voters don't have enough time to meet eachother, get married, have children, and those children have grandchildren, all of which are voting on the same issue. Other than that, there's not really any huge guideline, so let's say a maximum of ten years, to be on the safe side? Kylu 13:12, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Zawthet@Myanmar Wikipedia

I would like to request for Bureaucrat access in Myanmar Wikipedia as there is no active local Bureaucrat. Zawthet 09:36, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Um, while it's awfully nice of you to pre-decline the request diff, you should probably wait at least a couple weeks first and see if you get some votes. Kylu 02:14, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Steward consensus was that there were too few votes. This would indicate your community is still too small to need a bureaucrat. Please comment on Talk:Bureaucrat#Minimum_number_of_votes if you feel strongly that we are wrong. Shanel 23:05, 22 October 2010 (UTC)


There are no bureaucrats in Nepali wikipedia. I am a wikimania scholar, had been to Wikimania Gdansk 2010, and I have been an administrator in Nepali wiki before 2007. We need a bureaucrat. I hope this will be helpful. Thanks. --RajeshPandey 20:24, 2 October 2010 (UTC) from ne:user:RajeshPandey

Unless I am hallucinating, discussion you linked to doesn't seem to exist. Shanel 08:58, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
The link was broken; now fixed, but just 1 day old. SJ · talk | translate 23:48, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Please leave your discussion open for two weeks. Kylu 23:45, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Steward consensus was that there were too few votes. This would indicate your community is still too small to need a bureaucrat. Please comment on Talk:Bureaucrat#Minimum_number_of_votes if you feel strongly that we are wrong. Shanel 23:05, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Murma174 @ frrwiki

There were only 7 pro's received, but considering, frr is a minority language, this is an acceptable quote IMO. --Murma174 09:57, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Comment Comment There's an ongoing (if slow) discussion at Requests_for_comment/Minimum_voting_requirements#Minimum_requirements_to_elect_Bureaucrats which you may want to join regarding the subject of how many votes are required to prove that a local community is active enough to qualify for local bureaucrats. To protect your project, you may want to consider implementing an inactivity policy of some sort, along the lines of "If I'm inactive for X months, people with access may perform bureaucrat related tasks in my stead". Just a thought. Kylu 16:21, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Meanwhile it are 9 pro's(10 including me;-)). And I implemeted an inactivity-policy. Thank you for this hint! --Murma174 11:24, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
Now there are 10 votes (excluding Murma174). Holder 03:48, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
So by your preference on the discussion page, you want to wait for another five, yes? Kylu 03:50, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
I don't know, perhaps also 10 votes could be enough for a small wiki ;-) Holder 16:16, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
full support - in the first weeks and months I was editig and helping on frr, -jkb- 18:33, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Albert galiza@glwiktionary

On wikt:gl:, Albert galiza was elected as a new bureaucrat. Grant him the status, please. Thanks. [ Furagaitas * ] 18:50, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

I'm tending to decline this request. The RfC is setting that we need 10/15 votes to promote somebody to bureaucrat status. Two votes is not even enough for promoting somebody to permanent sysop status. Comments welcome. --dferg ☎ talk 23:02, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

CheckUser access

Steward requests/Permissions/CU-header


MagnusA has been elected as new Checkuser on sv.wikipedia.

He himself will tell You when he wants to have the CU-flag set, since he wants to finish some beuraucrat-clean-up before he becomes a checkuser. (When he becomes Checkuser, he has to resign as beuraucrat because of local policy.)

I give You this message now to prevent other users to ask for the CU-flag for MagnusA. -- Lavallen 09:32, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


per discussion above , as local crat , i closed the RFCU as successful , i also asked from the user to send identification to the foundation as soon as possible Mardetanha talk 17:51, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? --dferg ☎ talk 23:25, 30 October 2010 (UTC)


On wiki.pt, Castelobranco was elected for a one-year term as surrogate (70%-80% in pro/con voting and at least 25-30 editors' approval), ready to take the place of Daimore. He is also identified since February 2010. Thanks. Ruy Pugliesi 20:48, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Granted Mardetanha talk 21:06, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Oversight access

To request to have content oversighted, ask in #wikimedia-stewards, or email oversight-l(at)lists.wikimedia.org for requests regarding English Wikipedia. This is the place to request Oversight access. Note that temporary Oversight access is not permitted and the temporary status is only used by 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 Oversight.


Höstblomma has been elected for Oversight access with 41 votes and no against. She has been informed, that she has to send a copy of her identification document to WMF. -- Lavallen 08:36, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

She has identified. Philippe (WMF) 09:46, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
It's a SUL-account, You can remove the "sv" from the identification-template. -- Lavallen 10:09, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
Done. LeinaD (t) 10:51, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Removal of access


  • 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 [[<tvar|self-discussion>Talk:Steward_requests/Permissions/2011#Self_requests</>|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 [[<tvar|crat-rem>Bureaucrat#Removing_access</>|separate list of these specific wikis]].
  • See the [[<tvar|usage>#Using this page</>|instructions above]] for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.</translate>


I'm requesting removal of my admin status in id.wikipedia. -Bennylin 11:49, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Done. LeinaD (t) 12:25, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Rlevse@en and commons

Please remove all my bits on en wiki and commons. Thank you. RlevseTalk 11:34, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Lord Anubis@arwiki

According to the above policy Lord Anubis has been in active for more than six months. I notified him on his discussion page, and he approved his removal of access here. Please remove his admin access. thanks in advance. Ciphers 23:35, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done-- @lestaty discuţie 23:41, 26 October 2010 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done --dferg ☎ talk 23:24, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

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