Admin activity review/Local inactivity policies


Compiled list of wikis with admin review processesEdit

This list was originally compiled at Talk:Requests for comment/Activity levels of advanced administrative rights holders as part of the RFC process. If your community has developed or revoked a review process, please add them here and consider adding a link to your local community process and a permalink to the decision in the edit summary. Please also leave a note on Stewards' noticeboard pointing to your change on this page.

Special provision rightsEdit

  • Stewards — yearly confirmation, special 12 month activity requirement
  • Checkusers — 12 month activity requirement
  • Oversighters — 12 month activity requirement
  • Global renamers — 12 month activity requirement
  • Global sysops — 6 month logged GS action requirement
  • Global bots – 1 year of no edits on global bot wikis, after notification of operator on homewiki and Meta

Multilingual projectsEdit


  • cs.wikibooks policy: removal after 6 months without logged action
  • en.wikibooksExpectations (permissions for administrators, bureaucrats, and checkusers may be removed when minimum activity expectations are not met, one month after notifying the person and the community. Inactive bots may have permissions removed at bureaucrats discretion)
  • fr.wikibooksInactivity policy of one year
  • ja.wikibooks — annual reconfirmations (policy)
  • nl.wikibooksInactief, policy: removal procedure starts after 12 months of inactivity
  • sv.wikibooksInactivity policy, one year.
  • vi.wikibooks has a recall process for inactive administrators. However, only one user has ever been given permanent rights; the rest are given temporary rights by Meta stewards.


  • cs.wikinews policy: removal after 6 months without logged action
  • fa.wikinews policy: removal after 6 months without any edits + 7 days warning
  • fr.wikinews policy: a warning is issued if not logged actions in 12 months, removal after 3 months of inactivity after the warning.
  • it.wikinews policy: annual vote for confirmation plus removal after six months of inactivity, but it's quite unapplied
  • ja.wikinews checks by another discussion. We do the will your administrator of inactivity about more than a year. Or, administrator of inactivity for more than two years will apply for removal of administrator flag. Please look at checklist.
  • ru.wikinews policy: a warning is issued if no logged actions in 6 months, removal after 3 months of inactivity after the warning
  • sv.wikinews policy
  • zh.wikinews has inactivity removal policy for administrators and bureaucrats inactive for 6 months, and continued to be absent 1 week after notification.




  • bn.wikisource policy : removal after 1 year, if not active, minimum 100 editcount/year.
  • cs.wikisource policy: removal after 6 months without logged action
  • en.wikisource: annual confirmation process s:Wikisource:Restricted access policy
  • fi.wikisource: policy: removal after 2 years of no administrative actions (in the log)
  • it.wikisource policy: removal after 1 year without any logged edit.
  • nl.wikisource policy: every sysop loses his rights after having less than 20 edits over a period of 12 months.
  • pl.wikisource: removal after 12 months of inactivity s:pl:Wikiźródła:Odbieranie uprawnień
  • sr.wikisource policy
  • sv.wikisource inactivity policy: removal after 1 year of inactivity on every Wikimedia projects.


  • de.wikiversity: loss of rights after one year with under 10 edits. Inactivity rules
  • ja.wikiversity: annual reconfirmations (policy)



  • cs.wiktionary policy: removal after 6 months without logged action
  • en.wiktionary policy: removal after 5 years with no use of tools provided there are more than 20 admins before the removal (vote)
  • fr.wiktionary policy: automatic removal after 2 years without any activity (policy)
  • ja.wiktionary: Administrators are re-elected or de-sysop'ed annually (policy). Automatic removal may take place after 3-month inactivity with no local edits, though it is rarely enforced (policy).
  • li.wiktionary: can only be removed by vote (policy)
  • nl.wiktionary policy: Admins removed after 12 months with less than 50 edits or after a vote; each Bureaucrat has to be an Admin too
  • pl.wiktionary policy: removal after RFC
  • pt.wiktionary: inactive administrators lose their rights after 2 years with less than 50 edits. The user can request their tools back without the need of a new vote, at bureaucrat discretion, if they wish to return to activity (policy).
  • simple.wiktionary policy: desysop nomination after 1 year with no edits/logged actions