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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.wikibooks -->
 |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:

 and also mistakes. Thank you. 

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.


Gmentis (talk) 14:51, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

On hold until 3 February (first revision of the request). --MF-W 15:15, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
There is a local bureaucrat who is somewhat active. Have you asked him to grant you adminship? MBisanz talk 23:06, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
@Gmentis: please contact the local bureaucrat and ask for access first. – Ajraddatz (talk) 09:20, 14 February 2017 (UTC)


please renew my adminship in lrc wikipedia. so thanks.lrc lori (talk) 16:48, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Note; there are some issues with him using sockpuppets; I blocked them on lrcwiki and seems only 1 valid vote is left. Stryn (talk) 17:16, 6 February 2017 (UTC) I'll leave this to another steward to decide. Stryn (talk) 20:41, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
Where's the discussion? The link only goes to M.'s userpage. My decision would be in favour, if there was no oppose. Sock puppet usage is very bad of course, but as long as it's uncontested I don't think it's [too] harmful to give adminship to this long-term contributor. --MF-W 18:22, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
Link. Stryn (talk) 09:55, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

please help me this process. I'll waite for your responce best wishes.lrc lori (talk) 14:21, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Cumbril@et.wikiquote[edit] has no admins or bureaucrats. There is quite a lot of vandalism in the wiki recently. I'm asking for admin rights to combat vandalism: delete pages, revert harmful changes, block IP-s, etc. I'm already an elected admin user in Cumbril (talk) 19:15, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 21 February. Stryn (talk) 19:18, 14 February 2017 (UTC)


Please renew my adminship because it will expire on February 24. --Booklety (talk) 08:02, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Please file a new request to extend your adminship (the one you link is from November), and allow for community input. Savhñ 12:48, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Ok I changed it.--Booklety (talk) 13:19, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27th of February. ~ Nahid Talk 13:40, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


My temporary adminship expired yesterday. I extended it 4 times before. Last time it was extended for a year. I would like to request for another extension. I have made a request on the local wiki today which I have linked above. Thanks for your consideration. — T. 13:29, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 27th of February. ~ Nahid Talk 13:39, 20 February 2017 (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.

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.

The Doc@it.wikibooks[edit]

Inactive since 24th June 2014. --Gce (talk) 00:37, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

AAR for this year has started. We're waiting for the bots to collect all the data and then we'll proceed. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:15, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


Administrator inactive for more than one year. User was notified one month ago and she has been thanked for her work. Vriullop (talk) 09:07, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 09:14, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

דוד שי@he.wikipedia[edit]

Please remove my bureaucrat rights in the Hebrew Wikipedia (he). Thanks, דוד שי (talk) 17:51, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions —MarcoAurelio 18:18, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


I am not active anymore, please remove my access. Thank you. Beau (talk) 10:04, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions —MarcoAurelio 10:12, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
@Beau: We can't remove the abusefilter permission for Beau@plwiki; please ask locally for that. Also, please ask a local bureaucrat to remove the bot flag from Thank you. —MarcoAurelio 10:20, 21 February 2017 (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

See also[edit]