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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 | Interface administrator | Bureaucrat | CheckUser | Oversight | Removal of access | Miscellaneous | Global permissions

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Using this pageEdit

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 agreementEdit

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 accessEdit

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.

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

Please start a new discussion about requesting the permission on the local village pump, administrators' noticeboard or a designated page for requesting permissions each time you request or renew adminship.


Why is not the discussion sub-page transcluded anywhere? Ruslik (talk) 18:25, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
@ჯეო: Would you mind giving an answer to this question?--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 12:37, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
ჯეო, we are still waiting for your answer. --Base (talk) 16:30, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
I can't get what do you mean :)--ჯეო (talk) 18:04, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
ჯეო, it seems that the vote page is only linked from Solarkoid's talk page: wikt:ka:სპეციალური:WhatLinksHere/ვიქსიკონი:ადმინისტრატორების_არჩევნები/ჯეო/3. Normally we would expect it to be trancluded on wikt:ka:ვიქსიკონი:ადმინისტრატორების არჩევნები, but it seems that it wasn't (in fact it seems the page still has your older nomination there). We want to make sure that other community members have means to know that there is a vote running. --Base (talk) 00:16, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
I have messaged about elections to active users--ჯეო (talk) 07:12, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
It cannot be called an election, there is only one person who spoke about his candidacy and then against. This person doesn't fully know the specifics of projects, so I don’t think it was worth giving him the admin rights. P.S. also review the user's block history. --Mehman 97 07:52, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Mehman97, one vote per se is enough, in fact even 0 votes is enough as long as there is no arguments against ­— that is a common situation in small wikis where there is literally no one to vote. That being said the votes if cast have to be pro candidacy. ჯეო, please do transclude the page as mentioned, and let the vote run for another 7 days since you do that, it is more transparent this way. --Base (talk) 11:14, 16 September 2020 (UTC)


I would like to renew my sysop term on pt.Wikisource. The community is small and there are not enough editors to vote. I opened a discussion about this renewal for community appreciation. Ozymandias (talk) 20:36, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

  On hold until 19 September 2020. --Sotiale (talk) 00:23, 13 September 2020 (UTC)


Hello, right now there is in no administrator in Pashto Wikipedia (pswiki). I'm the only active person with 5 previous terms of administration in Pashto Wikipedia (last one in july; 2020). I spent a lot of time in Pashto Wikipedia; to fix templates, creating new pages and help other users, and am also improving myself all the time, beside helping other. Thank you very much:-) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Af420 (talk) 08:27, 14 September 2020‎

I can see only one 3 months term. Ruslik (talk) 21:06, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Af420, I also see only one 3 month term. I see that you've had different username, but I have failed finding records of you getting rights on the as well. Could you link to some evidence, please? Also, it seems that the discussion you have linked to is about your previous adminship. Please create a new 1 week vote in order to get a new tenure. Please make sure that the vote is properly linked from a local adminship page and/or Village Pump. Thanks! --Base (talk) 00:10, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi, i don't know, but i love changing my wiki name, so i have done that three times. My previous names was:

And yes i have been administrator for 2 terms with that name.

Se this Af420 (talk)

What you have linked to is the recentmost nomination, that one we have seen, but I've found at least one another of your adminships here, sorry for the confusion, logs are messy when renames are involved. That being said, please run a new vote, the one from April cannot be reused. --Base (talk) 11:18, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Ashiq Shawon@bn.wiktionaryEdit

Hi, there is a successful adminship request on Bengali Wiktionary for Ashiq Shawon, and this is the third request with 100% (10/0/0) support, we expect this time adminship will be granted for infinity. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 12:55, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 05:02, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: not assigned yet, please do the needful. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 08:16, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Interface administrator accessEdit

See Interface admin for information about this user group.

  • If you are requesting adminship and the interface admin at the same time, you can file one request in administrator section and state you want interface adminship as well.
  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at Please do not request interface administrator access solely for that purpose; your request will be declined.
  • Since the end of 2018 all interface administrators are required to have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. Please, enable it before posting your request here.

  • Stewards: Please use {{Systmp}} for approved temporary requests.

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

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


Voting organised as per previous discussion here. No reaction from the local community in 7 days. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Engelseziekte (talk) 11:03, 18 September 2020

Engelseziekte,   Granted for 6 months to expire on 2021-03-10. --Base (talk) 15:57, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Bureaucrat accessEdit

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.
  • A small project does not need bureaucrats. Currently whether a promotion is valid or not is decided by stewards. See here for a guideline.

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

CheckUser accessEdit

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 accessEdit

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 accessEdit

  • 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.
  • 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 Admin activity review applies.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.


Dear sir, Please remove my CU (CheckUser) right on th.wikipedia. Because I have been very busy in this time. Best regards, --B20180 (talk) 21:10, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

  Comment w:th:Special:ListUsers/checkuser shows that B20180 is one of only 2 checkusers on thwiki, and per CheckUser policy#Appointing local Checkusers "On any wiki, there must be at least two users with CheckUser status, or none at all. This is so that they can mutually control and confirm their actions. In the case where only one CheckUser is left on a wiki (when the only other one retires, or is removed), the community must appoint a new CheckUser immediately (so that the number of CheckUsers is at least two)." - has a new checkuser been appointed? --DannyS712 (talk) 21:16, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  On hold for a day per practice. When your flag is removed, Geonuch's flag is also temporarily removed until a new checkuser is appointed. If thwiki community do not appoint a new checkuser, the checkuser system will be suspended until the community wishes. --Sotiale (talk) 03:36, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Both removed. One temporary until new appointed. — regards, Revi 15:59, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
My bad; I forgot rest of the world is September 18th yet (mine is 19th) and executed it. I will restore it on request of B20180 though. Apologies. — regards, Revi 16:06, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't oppose his request and wish him good luck in busy time. :) I will wait until RfCU in next time. --Geonuch (talk) 16:32, 18 September 2020 (UTC)


It's my honor to serve the community for nearly a decade, but after a considerable time of being semi-inactive, I think it is time for me to retire. Thanks.-- (talk) 04:38, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

  On hold for a day, per practice. --Sotiale (talk) 08:25, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requestsEdit

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


el.wikinews is currently inactive (see Proposals for closing projects/Soft close of Greek Wikinews and n:el:Special:RecentChanges) and the only admin is inactive (n:el:Special:Contributions/Glavkos). I'd like to be granted editor rights for a short while to try and tackle the backlog of pending changes. Some can obviously be accepted, eg around 100 pages where the pending edits result in no net change (Κατηγορία:Αιτήματα_για_διαγραφή&diff=cur&oldid=6588), edits by CommonsDelinker (n:el:Special:Contributions/CommonsDelinker), simple image replacements (Πρότυπο:Αλγερία&diff=cur&oldid=62894), etc. There does not appear to be a community to request the rights from (the site is soft-closed). Happy to answer any questions. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 16:44, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

Since the project is soft-closed and not closed, it does have a Café. I would prefer if you drop a note there, especially since you seem to be el-0 (although I realise that the changes you are talking about do not really require any language knowledge). --Base (talk) 18:03, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
Commented at n:el:Βικινέα:Καφενείο#Request for editor rights --DannyS712 (talk) 18:54, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

  On hold till September 16. --Base (talk) 14:57, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 month to expire on 2020-10-16. @DannyS712: I decided to grant this for a month, since wording of your request seems to indicate this should be only temporary assignment. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:32, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I've gone through and cleared out the backlog - most of it was from the migration to wikidata and managing interwiki links. I'm not going to try and process pages that were never reviewed in the first place, and there are a few pending changes I don't plan to accept because I'm not positive they are valid, so I'm   Done. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 18:55, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

See alsoEdit