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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


Please give me sysop rights in the Hebrew (he) Wikinews (there're no bureaucrats).

The community is small, so there is no point to make a vote, since no one participate it.

Thank you, Guycn2 (talk) 17:45, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

The community is small, but it's preferred to make a local announcement, as requested in instructions, and to wait for comments at least for 7 days. --M/ (talk) 17:52, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
No problem. Thank you, Guycn2 (talk) 17:55, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
he:n:Project:מזנון#מינוי למפעיל מערכת. Guycn2 (talk) 17:59, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, please wait until Feb 1st. --M/ (talk) 18:03, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok. thanks again, Guycn2 (talk) 18:16, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, your announcement got enough support (3:0:0) during this week. Thank you, and keep doing a great job on this wiki. --M/ (talk) 14:06, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much :) Guycn2 (talk) 16:37, 1 February 2014 (UTC)


I requested adminship here in November so I could fix some protected templates. The community hasn't grown much and I'm the only active admin. I'd like to extend my adminship so I can perform deletions and other admin tasks. --AmaryllisGardener (talk) 22:54, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

There should be some kind of announcement also locally that you are now seeking renewal. --MF-W 23:03, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Do you mean another RFA or just a message saying I'm seeking renewal via steward request? --AmaryllisGardener (talk) 16:04, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
You should open a new discussion, so yes a new RFA, so that the community has a chance to comment on your request. Depending on the level of support we'd determine whether to extend your adminship and for how long. QuiteUnusual (talk) 16:10, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Okay, here it is. --AmaryllisGardener (talk) 16:22, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg on hold 6 Feb  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:18, 1 February 2014 (UTC)


I request here to become as a bureaucrat in hausa wikipedia. There are no other bureaucrats or a page for discussion to become as a bureaucrat in that wikipedia. I'm contributing continuously there. There are some articles with wrong contents, they have to be deleted and some pages need to be protected. I hope that you'll accept my request.--Shrikarsan (talk) 12:51, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I have made a reqest here but there is no one to vote. I'm the only one who contributes continuously there.--Shrikarsan (talk) 13:13, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

You cannot become a bureaucrat without first having admin rights. Either way this project is too small to have bureaucrats, even to have permanent admins. You only can get temporary admin rights, but I think that's what you meant in the first place (deleting and protecting pages can be done by admins). Time2wait.svg On hold until 6 February. Trijnsteltalk 14:21, 30 January 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>


The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

User Mezelf14 hasn't made 250 edits in the past year (check) and thus does not meet the activity criterion required for admins on the Dutch Wikipedia. - Kippenvlees1 (talk) 15:58, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Can someone please explain why this request is still pending? EvilFreD (talk) 07:50, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
RoundTuit.jpg they are not urgent, they aren't going anywhere.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:59, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. @EvilFreD: we manage and prioritise our workflow, with the time critical and issues of greater risk having the higher priority. Removals of inactive admins gets a lower priority to spam raids, OTRS, permissions on, name changes, etc. I think that if you look at the history of admins on this page that we get to and manage it adequately among those stewards who are available. For me, I pop past this page once a day, and now here after getting the other tasks done.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:21, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Wasn't there something about a 'standard' 'on hold' period? How can the 'practice' of keeping requests 'on hold' for 24 hours function properly when stewards are available only once a day? Ivory (talk) 22:47, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

@Ivory: are you asking serious questions or are you being argumentative? I talked about my practice, and there would be 8-10 stewards with a similar practice, so that would be about two hourly (on average); because this page is monitored by stewards irc channel where stewards sit 24x7 (passively) and actively a significant portion of the time; and there are always plenty who wish to discuss publicly or tell stewards the happenings of the day. Emergency actions take place at the earliest opportunity; run of the mill actions, will get done in time. If you would like more detail, then put your specific questions onto the talk page, and they can be answered from there, and outside of this specific case.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:37, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

FYI: the discussion continued on Talk:Steward requests/Permissions#Standard practice. Trijnsteltalk 15:25, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


A bot account used to block open proxy, not active anymore and per my request at owner talkpage Matanya (talk) 06:24, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Bsadowski1. Trijnsteltalk 12:40, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Esprit Fugace@commons

Temporary administrator status expired January 31. See commons:Commons:Administrators and commons:User talk:EugeneZelenko#End of temporary adminship. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:06, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

That is tomorrow. on hold Matanya (talk) 16:08, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 06:35, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Swedish Wikipedia

On the Swedish Wikipedia all admins/bureaucrats/CU/OS are elected for one year at a time, see the policy document. There exists a possibility to be reelected, but some users choose not to apply for another period. To get reelected at least 75 percent support is required. --MagnusA (talk) 08:28, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

All Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst. Trijnsteltalk 15:24, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
El Gurka Rapido@svwiki
Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst. Trijnsteltalk 15:24, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst. Trijnsteltalk 15:24, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst. Trijnsteltalk 15:24, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst. Trijnsteltalk 15:24, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Niklas R@svwiki
Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst. Trijnsteltalk 15:24, 1 February 2014 (UTC)


This uesr use double accounts for Administrator,the lanwil and Jimmy_xu_wrk are the same person, it's violation wikipedia's rule, please removal his double administrator accounts--LolsKYP (talk) 19:21, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. It doesn't look like anything has changed since a similar request of yours was denied a few days ago. As Billinghurst advised you, please first discuss this on your local wiki and reach a concensus there before requesting someone's permissions to be removed. Read the instructions for more information. Thank you. Mathonius (talk) 19:28, 1 February 2014 (UTC)


I get sysop and reviewer status on fr.wikinews two weeks ago for a specific task. This task is now over and I'd want to leave these status.

So please :

  • remove my sysop status on fr.wikinews (cannot be done locally),
  • remove all other status I got over there (could be done locally but let's do a one shot).

Thank you --Dr Brains (talk) 18:00, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions. By the way, removing the reviewer status can't be done from out here. Mathonius (talk) 18:05, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Only a steward can remove sysop rights. I removed reviewer rights.-- Bertrand GRONDIN  → (Talk) 15:15, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Done, thank you for your work! --M/ (talk) 21:37, 3 February 2014 (UTC)


This user use double admin accounts and a general account to protect his entry,and banned any anti with no correct reason. his accounts were Jimmy_xu_wrk, lanwil and Qui cherche trouve,I try the mail appeal but useless,the zhwiki is all he the final say ,so I only can registration a new account to appeal,because he banned my number yesterday and delete my administrator dismissal,it's serious violations, please quckily removal his double adimin accounts and banned his accounts. --Popluuo (talk) 22:29, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

See above. Further similar requests, without following this page instructions, might lead to account global block. Thank you for your understanding. --M/ (talk) 22:32, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

@M7: you don't understand me,My account was banned for him,when I was in the local discussion,he deleted me recall vote in the local administrator initiated discussion, in simple terms,I complained to him,by his illegal ban,I have already had initiated discussions on regional wiki, but he removed my application and ban me,is a serious matter for me to come to this.——Popluuo (talk) 11:47, 3 February 2014 (UTC) bans cannot be addressed in this way: is not intended for local ban appealing nor for removing other people's rights without following provided instructions. --M/ (talk) 11:53, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

He use multiple administrator accounts,and abuse of authority,is not illegal yet?

Wiki on provisions in case of major emergencies may apply to the Meta-Wiki,his autocratic cause other people can not complaint at the local,is not an emergency situation? --Popluuo (talk) 17:21, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

No, this is not an emergency, everybody can see that zhwiki has plenty of sysops, bureaucrats and 5 checkusers. --M/ (talk) 17:25, 3 February 2014 (UTC)


Please remove sysop right from this user as per local inactivity policy, because this user is inactive since 3 months ago. --Hosiryuhosi (talk) 11:22, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg done --MF-W 23:37, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests

Steward requests/Permissions/Misc-header

See also

Steward requests/Permissions/Footer