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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. </translate>

<translate> Old sections are archived by a [[<tvar|bot>User:JarBot</>|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>

==== Username@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 personal data 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 personal data policy/Noticeboard</>|formally confirmed]] by the Office. </translate>


COPY THE FOLLOWING CODE to the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== Username@xxproject ====
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    =
 |user name =

Administrator access

Steward requests/Permissions/Sysop-header


I hereby request to be made an administrator for the Iñupiaq Wikipedia, which is seriously out of date and the Main Page was clearly not created by someone who knows any Iñupiaq. I am not a native speaker but I grew up around the language and I'm am learning more every day. Please help me revitalize this page by granting me administrator rights to this page. Quyanaqpak (Thank you very much) Naulagmi (talk) 05:08, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

@Naulagmi: you will need to put your request to the ikWP community, and it will need to be available to that community for comment for at least a week, prior to the stewards consider granting rights. Once you have presented that proposal to the community, then please add the link to the discussion field in the template.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:13, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: The ikWP community is pretty much nonexistent. There has been almost zero activity on the wiki besides my own contributions and some wikibots. There is a sole administrator who has not been active since several years ago. I could in theory present a proposal to the community for comment, but I guarantee you that there will be no comment besides my own. Furthermore, I did leave a comment on the main page asking for assistance in becoming an administrator several months ago (see last comment on page:, but of course there were no responses. - naulagmi Naulagmi 12:38, 13 October 2014 (AST)
Please start a local request anyway, and link to it here. After a week (even if nobody comments) then we will grant you temporary sysop access for a few months. Sorry to force you through the hoops, but we follow this procedure for anyone volunteering to be an admin on a small project. Thanks :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 21:32, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
@Naulagmi: are you progressing with this application ass instructed by Ajraddatz? If not, I will close the request.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:31, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: :@Billinghurst: Yes, I am. Here is a link to the ikWP community discussion page: naulagmi Naulagmi 13:31, 18 October 2014 (AST)
@Naulagmi: Odd request, but please login and sign that request so that people know who they are voting on :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 04:08, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

User Aleksandr19@mzn.wp

Please clarify what is requested. Temporary adminship for 20 days? For what reason? Preferably a community discussion should happen first, certainly for stuff that is "extended". --MF-W 22:33, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Temporary adminship for 20 days, I have indicated it here, Decision for extension will be available at the end of 20 days, thank you --Parthava 11:16, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Currently Zylbath is the admin. There are a lot of issues with the wikipedia though, a lot of errors in things which only admins can change and which contain wrong grammar use. Also, there is one admin but I 'm a very active user too and as I 'm an active contributer I would like to have the possibility to do more at the Wikipedia to improve it and make it into a Wikipedia which improves. I did a co-admin request but Zylbath said that it's very unlikely that Wikipedia would accept another Admin or Moderator at the wikipedia. Therefore I post a request here, so that I can see if you think it would be good to have more admins at the Wikipedia. Bokareis (talk) 22:38, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

There are no local bureaucrats who could give you the admin status, so you've come to the right place. But the stewards here (who can) need to see that the gotwiki community agrees with you having this status. So the right way would be to ask the community on a page where you usually discuss common issues (I'm guessing got:Wikipedia:𐌱𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐍃_𐌱𐍂𐌿𐌽𐌽𐌰) and then demonstrate that you have support - if you have it. — Yerpo Eh? 12:37, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi folks, Bengali Wikibooks currently has no admin and i'd like to help with clean up. I'd also like to install some editing gadgets to preference. Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 12:39, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 28th October --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:15, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


Please grant me a temporary sysops access --Srikant Kedia 15:58, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27th October --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:10, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


He used to be an admin in hebvoy until three months ago, when he requested to remove his admin permissions in order to take a break from hebvoy. Please grant the permissions for one year. Dekel E (talk) 18:12, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2015-04-23. One year will be the next increment :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 18:33, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access

Steward requests/Permissions/Crat-header

CheckUser access

Steward requests/Permissions/CU-header

Oversight access

Steward requests/Permissions/OS-header

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, provide a link to the discussion, with 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]].
  • To request the removal of another user's permissions for inactivity, link to your local inactivity policy. If your site does not have inactivity policy, the global policy [[<tvar|aar>Admin activity review</>|Admin activity review]] applies.
  • See the [[<tvar|usage>#Using this page</>|instructions above]] for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.</translate>


As I am no longer either willing or able to commit time or effort to this wiki in a way that I consider acceptable according to my concept of what an admin there should be, I respectfully request removal of my admin tools (I'll keep my bot account and its flag for now as long as noone objects). Thanks very much, it was good while it lasted. Koumz (talk) 21:49, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Done, thanks for your service. Ajraddatz (talk) 01:53, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for your help. Elelicht (talk) 19:30, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thanks for your work! -Barras talk 19:07, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my global rollback and global sysop rights. --Rxy (talk) 20:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

:'( (on hold for 24h) Ajraddatz (talk) 20:52, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for all your work around here! -Barras talk 22:16, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop and global-renamer rights. --Rxy (talk) 20:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for all your work around here! -Barras talk 22:16, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop and bureaucrat rights. --Rxy (talk) 20:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for all your work around here! -Barras talk 22:16, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop right. --Rxy (talk) 20:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for all your work around here! -Barras talk 22:16, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop right. --Rxy (talk) 20:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Outreach and testwiki have desysops handled by crats generally, ditto for meta. --Rschen7754 05:22, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Done (locally handled), thanks for your service. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:38, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop right. --Rxy (talk) 20:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Locally Yes check.svg Done. ;-( -Barras talk 13:07, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


I have CheckUser access in my capacity as a member of the Arbitration Committee at en.wp. I have never actually used it and don't think I ever will so please remove it. Thanks. --Beeblebrox (talk) 01:32, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Done. You can have them re-added at a later time if you'd like, since you are entitled to them as an arbitrator. Ajraddatz (talk) 01:49, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank You. Beeblebrox (talk) 05:55, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header


I request import access.


Thank you.Cbliu (talk) 09:34, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

See also

Steward requests/Permissions/Footer