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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 ====
{{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.

ჯეო@ka.wiktionaryEdit

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)
@Base: There is only 1 admin in project, he last logged 1 years ago, there are no active users in this project except me--ჯეო (talk) 11:27, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
ჯეო, this does not matter, please do transclude the page properly and we will process the request in one week since that time. I also see that for example გიო ოქრო is active (and opposes your request), so your second statement is not true. --Base (talk) 04:17, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Ozymandias@pt.wikisourceEdit

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)

Af420@ps.wikipediaEdit

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)

I see that a new vote page was created: ps:ويکيپېډيا:د پازوالۍ لپاره غوښتنې/Af420/٢, I am going to process the request basing on it. --Base (talk) 04:19, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Af420,   Granted for 1 year to expire on 2021-09-25. . Thank you for your continuous work. P.S. It is curious that I fail to see you at ps:Special:ActiveUsers although you clearly have edits in the last 30 days and the guy voting for you shows there, perhaps a ticket needs to be filed on Phabricator about it. --Base (talk) 04:38, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

cliverbot@scowikiEdit

This is my alternate account which will be used to make automated and semi-automated edits and admin actions, as approved by the community. It's important for such a bot to be created if we are to eventually clean up the mess described here. –MJLTalk 18:30, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2021-03-18. . MJL, in other words your main account rights expire. P.S. I have 700k mainspace deletions on mkwiki with my bot account, but those were all redirects, I guess this beats it :) P.P.S. flood + sysop basically yield what bot + sysop would have, but perhaps you would want to pay SRB a visit for semantic reasons :). --Base (talk) 04:53, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
@Base: This is perfect; thank you! I don't think I'll ever reach 700k mainspace deletions thank gosh. :D –MJLTalk 06:38, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Arularasan. G@ta.wikiquoteEdit

There is no Tamil language known person as sysop now. so, i hereby applying for the sysop on ta.wikiquote. Our community is small and we are doing outreach programmes. Due to that, new contributors are contributing now. I already opened a discussion about this in all our village pumps viz., ta.wikipedia, ta.wikisource, ta.wiktionary. --Arularasan. G (talk) 09:50, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

  On hold until 29 September 2020. --Sotiale (talk) 10:02, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Zylbath@gotwikiEdit

I would like to prolong my admin-status to deal with spam, trolls and manage to keep the site intact. Thanks a lot! Zylbath (talk) 15:29, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

  On hold until 2 October 2020 Ruslik (talk) 21:02, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Starladin@lldwikipediaEdit

Hello, there was a discussion that took for over than a week, the user has been selected by 3 users (including me) to be first administrator for Ladin Wikipedia. Please grant admin rights to Starladin, their community is growing and currently there are no local sysops. --S4b1nuz ᴇ.656(SMS) 09:06, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

  Granted for 3 months to expire on 2020-12-26. To prolong your (interface) adminship, please start another election a few days before your temporary access expires, and after a week post your request again to this page. Thanks. Ruslik (talk) 15:52, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

ויקיג'אנקי@hewikivoyageEdit

ויקיג'אנקי is the most active user in our little community. He has been serving as an sysop since 2013 and his permissions are going to be expired in a few days (along with his interface administrator permissions), and as always, he suceeded to get our coummunity support for another term. Please extend his permissions by another one year. DL3222 (talk) 10:38, 26 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 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.

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.

ויקיג'אנקי@hewikivoyageEdit

ויקיג'אנקי is the most active user in our little community. He serves as an Interface administrator for almost two years, and his permissions are going to be expired in a few days (along with his sysop permissions), and as always, he suceeded to get our coummunity support for another term. Please extend his permissions by another one year. DL3222 (talk) 10:41, 26 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.

Aviados@he.wikipediaEdit

As I've not been very active in the project for quite some time. Thanks, Aviados (talk) 20:22, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

  On hold for one day, you are free to withdraw this request at any time until it's completed. --Base (talk) 04:54, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
Done, thank you for your service! --Krd 10:54, 26 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

See alsoEdit