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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'm an administrator, provisional period has expired. Санюн Вадик (talk) 19:08, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Please have a local discussion at this wiki asking for the continuation of admin rights. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:02, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Done! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Санюн Вадик (talk)
Time2wait.svg on hold until 23 Decbillinghurst sDrewth 14:30, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Our community requests appointment of a permanent administrator. --Санюн Вадик (talk) 10:33, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
I doubt that we will apply permanent administrator rights. The community is too small so in this case we would generally do repeated, extending rights application. — billinghurst sDrewth 10:33, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
Our community is small, but a few years before we elected a permanent administrator. Stewards Ruslik0 and MF-Warburg gave earlier flag permanent administrator. --Санюн Вадик (talk) 05:05, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

No. of pages: 12 409
No. of articles: 3920
No. of_edits: 126 014
No. of users: 5155
No. of active users: 41

… is not sufficient for permanent administrators and that has been the general approach by stewards. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:53, 21 December 2013 (UTC)


I have been administrator until 8 december 2013, after the status decayed. I need a right of 6 months (waiting a bigger comunity for a permanent status election). Tn4196 (talk) 12:58, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Please start a new discussion/election. --MF-W 16:42, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
I started a new discussion about my (and other users's) re-election, asking if there are oppositions. Now I think we can wait about a week and then we'll see. --Tn4196 (talk) 07:43, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg on hold until 20 Decemberbillinghurst sDrewth 09:30, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2014-06-20. 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. QuiteUnusual (talk) 14:53, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. --Tn4196 (talk) 08:12, 21 December 2013 (UTC)


The same discussion concerned both me and Candalua. Tn4196 (talk) 08:12, 21 December 2013 (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>


Remove SpeedyGonsales' Admin and CheckUser privileges per local and global consensus. -- 22:09, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

...that he:
1:Defends sockpuppets with CheckUser
2:Blocks people who try to unbias Hrwiki The preceding unsigned comment was added by CourtlyHades296 (talk • contribs) 23:41, 17 December 2013‎ (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done I do not see a community consensus for the removal of admin or checkuser bit. If you have concerns over the appropriate use of the checkuser tool, please address any concerns to the Ombudsmen Commission. I do think that SpeedyGonsales reflect on the highlighted microcosm of discontent. Checkusers need to have the full support of their community, and be seen to retain the support of the community. — billinghurst sDrewth 10:42, 19 December 2013 (UTC)






Please remove my sysop flag. --Braswiki (talk) 14:02, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your service, Hope to see you back soon Mardetanha talk 14:27, 19 December 2013 (UTC)


This is a self-request. I've been an administrator on Japanese Wikipedia for one year. I could not feel competent anymore to fulfill this position, so I hope to refind my pleasure as a normal user. I've already thought about this for quite some time, and finally decided to have my administrator status removed. Thanks in advance.--もかめーる(Talk) 13:19, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Done, thank you for your work
--M/ (talk) 15:57, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header

See also

Steward requests/Permissions/Footer