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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.

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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.

Said MisarbievEdit

Hello. Please give me admin rights on an ongoing basis. Above is the link to the vote. This is the fourth time my colleagues have supported my candidacy. We are constantly writing in the Chechen language only 2 authors.


Hello. I ask to give me admin rights on a permanent basis. Above is the link to voting. This is the fourth time when my colleagues have supported my candidacy. In 2020, we adopted a rule on the activity of administrators and the number of admins reduced from five to three — including me. Now, this number is generally equal to two, of which only one is a native speaker.--Mugerganets (talk) 09:02, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done Permanent adminship granted, given experience of the supporters and that you had some temporary terms already. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:04, 19 October 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.


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)

DL3222, ויקיג'אנקי, I do not see the vote mentioning interface administrator rights. I hate to ask you, but please start a new vote for this flag. Thank you! --Base (talk) 03:19, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
ויקיג'אנקי, also please note that it is compulsory for interface admins to have 2FA enabled. I have to ask you to do this ASAP. It might be inconvenient, but it is a requirement imposed on the rights by WMF. --Base (talk) 04:39, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

I see that an IA vote is started,   On hold until October 4. --Base (talk) 04:03, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

ויקיג'אנקי, still waiting for you to enable 2FA. --Base (talk) 10:12, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
ויקיג'אנקי does not have two-factor authentication enabled yet --Wim b 21:21, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. I just invested an hour trying to get this to work, but I couldn't get it to work (I think) due to a very complex process that isn't very simple/intuitive to do on a little iPhone. The six number code changes every 30 seconds and that's too fast for to get to punch it in + write my username in Hebrew + write in my password on a little phone... every time this process fails the whole QR code needs to be redone for me to try again (Do I really need to print it out each time to be able to scan it?). What should I do now? ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 22:40, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
ויקיג'אנקי, it is a good idea to print out the QR code and scratch codes, but only as means not to lose them and only if you can ensure that they are stored somewhere where no one can access them. Normally people use a Time-based One-Time Password generator, Google Authentificator is one of them, there are many others made as apps, browser plugins or even online-services (knowledgable in programming people can also write their own generators). The generator stores the QR code and constantly outputs the 6 digit codes used for authentification, so you don't need to scan the QR code all the time. If the generator you have used does not store it, try another (the Google's one definitely does). Also the token is time-based it is important to make sure that your device you have generator on time is synchronised. When logging in, you input your username and password first. Only after those are verified to be correct you are asked for the code. It is at this point that you go to your generator and copy the token from it. Wait until it refreshes to have a bit more time, also while it refreshes every 30 seconds there is a little bit more time to input it, as some slack for time difference is given. Does this instruction make it clearer for you? --Base (talk) 21:52, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
  Not done The user still does not have 2FA enabled, despite having about three weeks to fix that. Feel free to re-fill once this is fixed. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:59, 19 October 2020 (UTC)


I'm already long-term sysops in multiple projects such as id.wikipedia and id.wikt. I'm requesting a permanent adminship in jv.wikt. If you're just gonna give a temp admin, then don't bother. Bennylin 11:38, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

  On hold until 2020-10-22 @Bennylin: Per the guidelines, 5+ voters who are an active participant of the project are necessary for a permanent adminship to be granted. Right now, in your case, only two persons with more than 50 edits at jv.wikt voted. Per the guidelines, the adminship will be temporary (possibly for a year rather than 6 months, given you are apparently trusted at several projects), unless that changes before the voting finishes. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:53, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
Apropo, is this a request only for interface adminship? Or do you want both flags (sysop and interface-admin)? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:57, 19 October 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.


This request results seem it's pretty sure to this user's permissions can be revoked. (Discussion are not end so please put it in on hold). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by J. Smile (Love & V.A.V.I) (talk)

What is the reason? Ruslik (talk) 20:21, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Sounds like Inactivity and lack of initial trust of the initial permission request, in the vote. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 21:16, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

  On hold until October 25. --Base (talk) 22:20, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

My local policy is have more than 10 vote, with at least 50% agree. Zig zag x Pump it pump it up! Babe! 06:19, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

BTW, please don't bring any removal requests which discussion has not yet ended. — regards, Revi 10:56, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy@vi.wikipediaEdit

Please remove my sysop rights and interface-admins rights, due suspicion regards to this user group and also personal request. minhhuy (talk) 08:16, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions. @Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy: You can withdraw this request at any time within 24 hours. --Sotiale (talk) 08:34, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
This would be a big lost to the community. I suppose Minh Huy have spent his thoughts over and the decision wasn't made hastily under the recent events. In any case, I request an extended delay until things are clearer. Buiquangtu (talk) 09:51, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
We usually do not grant any extension beyond the standard 24 hour wait. — regards, Revi 10:46, 19 October 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