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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.

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  • 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 (index).
  • For urgent requests, such as to combat large-scale vandalism on a small wiki, contact a steward in the #wikimedia-stewardsconnect IRC channel. In emergencies, type !steward in the channel to get the attention of stewards. Otherwise, you can type @steward for non-urgent help.

Other than requests to remove your own access or emergencies, please only make requests here after gaining the on-wiki approval of your local community.

Quick navigation: Administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions | Unexpired temporary access

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Using this page[edit]

1. Place the following code at the bottom of the appropriate section below:

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

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[edit]

Certain permissions (notably CheckUser and Oversight) additionally require users to sign a confidentiality agreement. Users requesting these permissions must make a request below, and must also sign the confidentiality agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation. The request is placed on hold temporarily, until the receipt has been formally confirmed by the Office.


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[edit]

See administrator for information about this user group.

  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at Please do not request administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests. Approved temporary access requests are listed at SRAT. Requests are moved to that page by a bot.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

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


I want to make this project alive and I am still trying it. NehalDaveND (talk) 04:45, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 1 May. --Stryn (talk) 09:28, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

YmKavishwar & Sfic@hi.wikiquote[edit]

we complete 3 month admin period. Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 08:27, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Both on hold until 2 May. Ajraddatz (talk) 08:35, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz:, i am sorry its my mistake. our right expair on 26th may so currently i will withdraw this request. Thanks.-Yogesh Kavishwar (talk) 10:21, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per above. ~ Nahid Talk 10:58, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access[edit]

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.

Requests for removal of access should be posted at the section below.

CheckUser access[edit]

See CheckUser policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request CheckUser information, see Steward requests/Checkuser. This is the place to request CheckUser access.
  • Temporary CheckUser access is not permitted and temporary access is only used by stewards.

  • Stewards: Before granting this permission to a user, please check the current policy and make sure that the user has signed the confidentiality agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation. An email template is available for requesting new users to identify. Breaching these rules may be the cause for removing your steward access.

Oversight access[edit]

See Oversight policy for information about this user group and the policy governing the use of this tool.
  • To request to have content oversighted, ask for a steward in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect and contact a steward privately. This section is for requesting access to the Oversight tool.
  • For contact details about oversighters across the wikis, refer to this page.
  • Note that temporary Oversight access is not permitted and temporary status is only used by stewards.

  • When a new user is assigned to this group, please add them to this list.

Removal of access[edit]

  • 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 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 separate list of these specific wikis.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.


as per rule no 180 usefull idit in 6 month.- 09:04, 25 April 2016 (UTC) Comment Comment The administrator appears to have edited as recently as this month. Can you explain why his activity is not a "useful edit"? MBisanz talk 12:29, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

in a period of last 7 month (November to April) his edit count is 108. As per rule minimum 180 edit count required in 6 month. If he want to back surely make new RFA.- 14:01, 25 April 2016 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop rights – I'm sure about the consequences, you don't need to wait 24 hours. Filterkaffee (talk) 07:05, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

done, einsbor talk 07:44, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Martin Bahmann@de.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove my sysop rights – I'm sure about the consequences, you don't need to wait 24 hours. Martin Bahmann (talk) 13:25, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, einsbor talk 06:24, 28 April 2016 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop rights. --Ochilov (talk) 09:37, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

On hold until at least 09:37 UTC 29 April. Please feel free to reconsider your decision. Savhñ 10:45, 28 April 2016 (UTC)


Please remove my translation administrator rights. --Ochilov (talk) 09:37, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Local bureaucrats should handle this. Savhñ 16:18, 28 April 2016 (UTC)


Please remove my translation administrator rights. --Ochilov (talk) 09:37, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Should be done locally. Savhñ 16:17, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Done locally. --Vogone (talk) 16:32, 28 April 2016 (UTC)


Please remove my OTRS access. --Ochilov (talk) 09:37, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

OTRS access is managed by OTRS-admins. We can't remove the access. Savhñ 16:12, 28 April 2016 (UTC)


Please remove my test admin access. --Ochilov (talk) 09:37, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Should be handled locally. Savhñ 16:17, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
So done. --MF-W 19:01, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Various bots @ pl.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove bot rights due to more than 1 year of inactivity according to local policy. Local bureaucrats didn't answer to my request. The Polish (talk) 17:46, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

We generally don't step in when there are local bureaucrats unless it's an emergency, which this isn't. Have you tried asking on their talk pages, or pinging them on that page? Ajraddatz (talk) 18:33, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
As you can see quite well, The Polish pinged all of them, and was waiting for 5 months until the request was closed by a non-bureaucrat due to lack of reaction. All bureaucrats know about the issue, at least some of them were asked privately for any intervention. Tar Lócesilion (queta) 18:56, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
All bots requests should go to SRB. Ruslik (talk) 01:33, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I do see that, but clearly they did not see it if they haven't answered either way. Some of those users are demonstrably active including on meta, so I don't want to step in if they have a reason for ignoring the request. Ajraddatz (talk) 02:28, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests[edit]

Requests for permissions that don't fit in other sections belong here. Importer rights can be granted on most wikis by stewards only. Please gain local community consensus before posting a new section here.

Note that the following types of permissions requests belong on separate pages:

  • SRB — Local or global bot status
  • SRGP — Global permissions

Importers @itwikiversity[edit]

In Italian wikiversity there is no active bureaucrat. We want to ask if it is possible to have transwiki import permission (module already enabled) for the users:

Sometimes some imports for templates are needed. We ask the permissions for more than one user because none of us contributes steadily during the year, and one doesn't have to wait to another user's return to import something. Also I think that transwiki import is not a very powerful permission, so it can be assigned to more than one user. Thank you --Samuele2002 (talk) 21:20, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Done. Please let us know if/when you no longer need the rights. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:26, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes sure (permalink= --Samuele2002 (talk) 18:05, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

See also[edit]