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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.

Old sections are archived by a bot. Click here for a list of archives.

  • Requests for bot flags are handled at SRB, and requests for global permissions are handled at 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 (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:

==== Username@xxproject ====
{{sr-request
 |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain    = <!-- such as en.wikibooks -->
 |user name =
 |discussion= 
}}
(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.

RequestsEdit

COPY THE FOLLOWING CODE to the bottom of the appropriate section below:

==== User name@xxproject ====
{{sr-request
  |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
  |domain    =
  |user name =
  |discussion= 
}}

Administrator accessEdit

See Administrator for information about this user group.

  • MediaWiki interface translations are done at translatewiki.net. 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.

  • Discussions should be open for seven days. Please request adminship here seven days after discussions started. This page is not the place for any discussions or votes. (For wikis with few active users, it is OK to have no comments.)
  • If you only want adminship for specific tasks, please state for how long and for which tasks you need it. Otherwise stewards will decide whether to assign permanent adminship and the duration of adminship. See Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements.

Kiro Bassem@arz.wikipediaEdit

On behalf of Kiro Bassem - HitomiAkane (talk) 16:58, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  On hold - Kiro Bassem is indefinitely blocked on two large projects (See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Kiro Bassem/Archive and User talk:علاء/Archive 3#Please lock me globally). This needs discussion. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:03, 22 August 2022 (UTC)
Hello @MarcoAurelio:, this was from a very long time ago and I stopped this nonsense since the past April and I'm sure I will be unblocked on the English Wikipedia on 12 October as you can see here User talk:Kiro Bassem#Requesting for unblock (Read till the end of the discussion). Kiro Bassem (talk) 00:16, 24 August 2022 (UTC)
Did you ever receive a block while being unlogged on arz.wiki? Vituzzu (talk) 09:57, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
@Vituzzu, user Kiro Bassem has never received a block on arzWiki, on the other hand, he is a very active user, especially in fighting vandalism, so we voted for him, we believe that the admin access will help him and help develop and maintain the project, thank you. HitomiAkane (talk) 23:54, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
I'm asking a different question: whether he ever received a block without being logged, i.e. while editing as an unregistered/unlogged user. Vituzzu (talk) 19:22, 1 September 2022 (UTC)
Hello @Vituzzu:, I sometimes forget that I'm not logged in and make an edit on Wikipedia with an IP such as this one for example 197.46.54.55 but the problem is that my IP address changes every half an hour and I don't know why, lots of times I just go to Wikipedia to find my IP address blocked without me editing or doing anything and I don't know who made these edits but I don't care since I only have to log in and It's over and when I log out my IP address will change again, thank you. Kiro Bassem (talk) 09:12, 2 September 2022 (UTC)
I see, but at least once you've been blocked by an administrator. Vituzzu (talk) 20:19, 2 September 2022 (UTC)
(outdent) I was involved reviewing this user's unblock request on en.wiki, where I discovered logged-out editing (and therefore, block evasion). I hold no strong opinions on what this means for this particular request. On the optimistic side, maybe this user is unable to understand English sufficiently to navigate en.wiki's notoriously labyrinthine policies and didn't understand acceptable behaviour on en.wiki. On the pessimistic side, maybe this user was deliberately (and definitely repeatedly) evading their block on en.wiki, even after being told to knock it off. What I will say is that I would personally consider unblocking this user on en.wiki after six months if (but only if) they have avoided any edits in the meanwhile. I have no information as to whether they have evaded their block on en.wiki since April, 2022. --Yamla (talk) 23:37, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
Greetings @Yamla: I really this time didn't make any edit on the en.wiki, zero edits, you can check out to make sure If you can, I am talking serious this time. I didn't even try to revert vandalism while being logged out. Kiro Bassem (talk) 21:41, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
@Kiro Bassem: Let's go straight to facts. I found you were blocked at least once while logged-out on ar.wiki. I won't go into details, but this should be, at least, clarified. Otherwise we will archive this request as "not done" within a couple of the 25th. Vituzzu (talk) 10:50, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: Your question from the beginning was about arz.wiki. not ar.wiki. plus I am already blocked on the ar.wiki. from more than a year ago and I think this discussion is supposed to be all about arz.wiki. not ar.wiki..
Not Steward Comment I think this request should be archived as not done and this user should reveal all their sock and promise to stop abusing multiple accounts, and be given at least 4 months editing with one account, then after that he may request for the rights.Rebel Agent (talk) 05:06, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
Hello @Rebel Agent: all my socks are already known and blocked from more than 4 months and I don't use them anymore and you can check out here Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Kiro Bassem/Archive and here تصنيف:صانعو دمى جوارب/Kiro Bassem (also see this User talk:Kiro Bassem#Requesting for unblock). I don't deny that I have done all of this but It happened long time ago, really. Kiro Bassem (talk) 12:22, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
Hello Kiro Bassem Ooh I can see, since you have more than 10k edits on the wiki you want to be an admin at and you have reviewer rights there and the arz wiki sysop is supporting you it seems the arz community trust you I think they should give you temporary admin rights but that is for the Stewards to decide, best regards. Rebel Agent (talk) 05:22, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Caro de Segeda@tumwikipediaEdit

Hello,Seven days elapsed since request was posted on community page with two votes.May you please grant them admin rights so that we could be two,to look after the wiki.Thanks.Tumbuka Arch (talk) 18:37, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

What can you say about your block in anwiki for abusing multiple accounts? Ruslik (talk) 20:13, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
@Ruslik0 Hi! Following their activity and being so helpful on Tumbuka Wikipedia,we thought was good to make them admin as well (i am the other local admin).We are only 3 people working there.This user have helped alot in that wikipedia, that is, they helped creating templates,fixing home interface and above all,created many helpful articles that could be useful to scholars of the language doing research.
Making them an admin will also help keep the wiki safe,vet each other,etc.About blocks,maybe they can have a say themselves.Thank you. Tumbuka Arch (talk) 08:50, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
  Oppose because user has 3 sockpuppets (User:Chabi, User:Chabi1 and User:Katxis). AlPaD (talk) 05:42, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
@AlPaD Please note voting should not happen at SRP, but at tum.wikipedia.org itself. Thank you for your understanding. Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:52, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Yes, I'm sorry. AlPaD (talk) 13:38, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
What has been done in the anwiki shouldn't affect the other ones. You need to judge what I have done in the Tumbuka Wikipedia, not in the Aragonese one. --Caro de Segeda (talk) 16:25, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
@Caro de Segeda: Yes, but why don't use one account? AlPaD (talk) 19:59, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
I have used my account there. Caro de Segeda (talk) 20:00, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
Not Steward Comment Caro You are saying “You need to judge what I have done in the Tumbuka Wikipedia, not in the Aragonese" what you have done on other wikis is considered as you have to be trustworthy to be given the rights that is why the Steward asked about your blocks, and you must understand the policy to be given the Admin rights you should know abusing multiple accounts is not allowed, thank you. Rebel Agent (talk) 05:20, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
(non-steward comment) I would like to add a link to this discussion (a previous RfA of Caro de Segeda on another wiki). I'm afraid some of the concerns raised in that discussion are also valid for this request. Daniuu (talk) 09:41, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

Rebel Agent@tnwikipediaEdit

This year is really moving fast my temporary three months admin rights is about to end, I'm here again, I'm requesting for another temporary admin rights and also interface administrator rights I'm requesting for another three months, Thank you. RebelAgent 🇧🇼 12:06, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

On hold for a week. (That is, 2022-10-06.) Also, 2FA confirmed (reminder; you need to keep it enabled at all times while holding 2FA-required roles). — regards, Revi 07:30, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

@Revi Okay thanks for the reminder my 2FA is always on. RebelAgent 🇧🇼 19:03, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

Xusinboy Bekchanov@uz.wiktionaryEdit

Due to the expiration of my term as an administrator, I have applied to become a permanent administrator. Please grant permanent administrator rights - Xusinboy Bekchanov (talk) 10:46, 2 October 2022 (UTC).
  On hold until 2022-10-09 Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:42, 2 October 2022 (UTC)

Lookruk@lo.wikipediaEdit

Hello, I would like to be admin to cleanup this wiki. Thanks. Lookruk (talk) 09:24, 3 October 2022 (UTC)

Lookruk, could you create lo:ວິກິພີເດຍ:ສະເໜີຊື່ໃຫ້ເປັນຜູ້ດູແລລະບົບ and have your request linked from there please as per what seems to be instructed on lo:ວິກິພີເດຍ:ຜູ້ດູແລລະບົບ#ຈະເປັນຜູ້ດູແລລະບົບໄດ້ແນວໃດ? And since that page hasn't existed so far, could you also notify the community about the vote on lo:ວິກິພີເດຍ:ປະຕູສູ່ຊຸມຊົນ or on some other community forum, please? Thank you! --Base (talk) 12:05, 3 October 2022 (UTC)
Base, Complete. I notify the discussion on lo:ວິກິພີເດຍ:ປະຕູສູ່ຊຸມຊົນ#ຂໍຄວມເຫັນ and create lo:ວິກິພີເດຍ:ສະເໜີຊື່ໃຫ້ເປັນຜູ້ດູແລລະບົບ to link to my request. --Lookruk (talk) 06:58, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
Thanks.   On hold until October 11. --Base (talk) 08:56, 4 October 2022 (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 translatewiki.net. 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.

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 interface adminship.

  • Discussions should be open for seven days. Please request interface adminship here seven days after discussions started. This page is not the place for any discussions or votes. (For wikis with few active users, it is OK to have no comments.)
  • If you only want interface adminship for specific tasks, please state for how long and for which tasks you need it. Otherwise stewards will decide whether to assign permanent interface adminship and the duration of interface adminship. See Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements.

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 .

Squasher@dewikiEdit

Signed the Agreement some minutes ago. If possible, please grant access without expiration. Thank you very much in advance, - Squasher (talk) 18:36, 2 October 2022 (UTC)

Just waiting for the WMF to post your name to the noticeboard. -- Amanda (she/her) 07:11, 5 October 2022 (UTC)

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.

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

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, 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 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.

See alsoEdit