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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. The list of archives is below.

  • 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.

Caro de Segeda@tumwikipediaEdit

May you please grant them 2-month temporary sysop. We are working on certain areas that need advanced rights. The areas include working on protected modules and templates, deleting empty, nonsense or image only pages, protecting good pages, etc. Discussion run for 7 days with 2 supports as our community is small for voting and we are the only active users there. Thank you. --- Tumbuka Arch 18:57, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tumbuka Arch, has Caro de Segeda given they consent to receive rights? --Mykola 04:24, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mykola7 Yes, they are aware. Tumbuka Arch 06:17, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I am aware of this proposal and I will be happy to keep helping them to improve the Tumbuka Wikipedia. I believe a two-month period would be enough to solve any issues. Caro de Segeda (talk) 07:20, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mykola7 per above. Thanks Tumbuka Arch 08:30, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
May I ask what has changed in the last few months? --Superpes15 (talk) 10:34, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Superpes15 This is a short period temporary sysop than the usual, and the user has experience in maintenance issues that need to be carried out.
About the last few months, the candidate was not responding hence the request turned to withdraw.
The wiki on which the rights are required has lots of maintenance works to do. Thank you.-- Tumbuka Arch 12:10, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the reply! The problem is in fact in the lack of user accountability and response imho (I remember the issue of the biography and the socks). Every functionary, in my humble view, must know how to assume responsibility and respond without evading when asked about their behavior. I understand that the project needs for help, and not in general by GS and stewards, but by people who are locally active and understand the language. But I hope you also understand my concerns about this request. For two months, however, I think there are no problems whatsoever. Just waiting for other opinions on this. Thanks again :) Superpes15 (talk) 13:35, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mykola7, @Superpes15 May you please look into this. If there is no possibility may you please then come up with final decision. Thanks. --- Tumbuka Arch 16:51, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tumbuka Arch: As in the previous request, we are still waiting for replying about the use of the socks and the spam of the biography, it would be enough to clarify each point in a transparent way and the matter would be resolved imho! Superpes15 (talk) 23:13, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uncle Bash007@ha.wikipedia.orgEdit

(your remarks) Uncle Bash007 (talk) 06:22, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  On hold until the 2nd April. --Mykola 09:41, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kittycataclysm@enwikibooksEdit

See the linked discussion; consensus exists for this person to be given permanent adminship. I am aware that this falls a bit short of the MVR which calls for five votes, but historically stewards have refused to action requests that have been left open for more than two weeks, and hence I'm putting this here. Giving temp admin would be awkward given that every other admin on this wiki has permanent adminship. Leaderboard (talk) 18:06, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Granted for 2 years to expire on 2025-04-07. 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.
Sorry, but we can't ignore MVR. I can prolong the flag for 2 years, since they are doing a very good job and hoping that in 2 years there will be greater participation in local RFAs. There is no problem to have both admin without expiration and with expiration at the same time, since the internal dynamics and activity of a project could change continuously, and maybe a project that was very active becomes less active and vice versa :) Best regards! --Superpes15 (talk) 23:21, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mounir Neddi@ary.wikipediaEdit

(concerned: Reda benkhadra , Anass Sedrati Ideophagous Mounir Neddi (talk) 18:11, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  On hold till April 2. --Base (talk) 01:15, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mico2022@ary.wikipediaEdit

Hello, I request again that I run for a moderator on Wikipedia before I run out — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mico2022 (talk) 01:31, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @Mico2022:! Could you please explain, in your opinion, what happened on commonswiki? Thanks! --Superpes15 (talk) 01:16, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No one was wrong, no more, and I'm sorry@Superpes15 Mico2022 (talk) 01:44, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2023-10-06. 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. --Superpes15 (talk) 23:25, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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 .

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.

Hesperian@en.wikisourceEdit

User:Hesperian has requested to resign as a bureaucrat on English Wikisource, per the edit linked above. Note that his 'crat status is the only status from which he is resigning; his administrator status will remain in effect. BD2412 T 02:10, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions --Alaa :)..! 09:41, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done -- Amanda (she/her) 01:40, 2 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See alsoEdit