Steward requests/Permissions

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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 page edit

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 agreement edit

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.

Requests edit

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 access edit

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.

Như Gây Mê@tlwikitionary edit

Wikitionary Tagalog currently has no sysop and no bureaucrat, I want to rebuild tlwt as well as prevent vandalism here (discussion has no votes, it's been 7 days Asia/Manila time, UTC+8) Halley luv Filipino ❤ 23:05, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Như Gây Mê: You have ~60 edits there and you're tl-2 speaker! What are the vandalisms that exist and that you would like to fix or prevent (that global sysops or steward cannot handle)? Thanks --Superpes15 (talk) 23:43, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Superpes15 ~60 edits doesn't say anything. I'm planning to develop this project beside cebwiki project. I'm currently living in the Philippines, although my Tagalog speaking is only tl-2, I'm trying to improve my Tagalog :) About the vandalisms, there's currently no vandalism there, but if there's some vandalism, I want to do fix or prevent it myself. :) Thanks Halley luv Filipino ❤ 03:04, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Như Gây Mê: Thanks! I just want to understand why can't you improve the project without the sysop flag (what tasks can't you perform there to improve it)? Thanks Superpes15 (talk) 14:36, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Superpes15 Personally, I don't want to ask anyone for too much help (especially GS), I only ask when it's really necessary. To clean up articles (especially articles unrelated to the project or spam). I can do it myself using tools of sysop :) Thanks Halley luv Filipino ❤ 10:23, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is not a good reply honestly. Everyone should ask for help when needed, and working alone is outside of our principles of collaborative community, if you have seen spam or anything else you can easily report it to the GS. What is the reason you don't want to report to the GS? Yesterday I assigned you the flag for 3 months on another small project (but in that case you were a native speaker and had 2 supports from the local community) and what if a GS came there to help? Superpes15 (talk) 10:33, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think "global sysop is enough" is a reason against granting flag. Adminship gives user a number of tools such as patrol and rollback, which are held by nobody by default. Therefore there is a usecase for adminship if any of the rights should be used.--GZWDer (talk) 06:58, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@GZWDer: The problem is indeed not this one. The user has no relevant edit/activity on that project (last time I checked they had 60 edits), so they likely don't know practices or particular policies. They aren't a native speaker (but only tl-2), also they didn't provide a clear reason for the flag, while I - fore example - flagged them on another project (in which they're active and are a native speaker and had some supports) some days ago! We can't give flags like candy but they must have a clear reason! Superpes15 (talk) 00:06, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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@Superpes15: Is there a final conclusion here? I'm a bit hesitant considering that this mainly seems to be for skipping GSR (and tlwiktionary is such small that the few times it gets vandalism/spam, I don't really see that it will be any harder for global sysops to handle it), and the other work they are mentioning will likely not require admin tools. Also noticing their first edit was 6 February, the same day they opened their adminship discussion, so experience is a bit on the low end of the spectrum here. This, combined with no native Tagalog users having participated in the discussion either, makes me lean towards not granting, but I'm not opposed to this being granted if it's appropriate to do so. EPIC (talk) 21:15, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For me it's a no (but I don't like hat collection - when they are not actually needed - in general). I was waiting for further inputs here. Superpes15 (talk) 21:18, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the reply. In agreeance, and considering this has already been open for two weeks, I will let this stay opened for a few more days and mark it as not done if there are no further inputs. EPIC (talk) 21:27, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Before I was elected a GS I had +sysop on sowiki, a project where I don't speak the language, to delete a series of mass copyvio uploads that GSs weren't able to effectively deal with. I support granting the right in cases like that: where is a definable need that is not being addressed by other processes. This is a more general ask for cleanup reasons, and on a project where the requesting user speaks the language at an intermediate level. It's possible to "rebuild" the project without +sysop, and I'd be concerned giving the right to a language learner who does not have experience on other tl-language projects. This would be different if they were active on tlwiki, for example, and could point to trust on that project. Or if people from that project voted. Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 16:10, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson@iswikibooks edit

The project is very inactive. I have recently changed well over a thousand messages on translatewiki.net which concern the categorisation of the project, for instance tracking categories which MediaWiki expects to exist. I intend to fix some discrepancies as well as tidy up unneeded local messages. I do not expect that I will want to extend the user access level beyond the 3-month period. Stefán Örvarr Sigmundsson (talk) 10:11, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not sure if this can be actioned on. The post was made more than three weeks ago, and we normally don't grant requests which have been open for longer than two weeks. EPIC (talk) 10:24, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Granted for 3 months to expire on 2024-6-3. , by another steward. EPIC (talk) 10:57, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
According to MVR and general practices, discussions should remain open for a minimum of 7 days, with the option to extend up to 14 days, but not beyond. I mistakenly granted permission on iswikibooks just a few seconds before the EPICs comment due to misreading the date. Since the time difference is negligible, I believe there shouldn't be any issue with that. I welcome any second opinions on the matter. ~ Yahya (talkcontribs) 11:05, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson@iswiktionary edit

The project is very inactive. I have recently changed well over a thousand messages on translatewiki.net which concern the categorisation of the project, for instance tracking categories which MediaWiki expects to exist. I intend to fix some discrepancies as well as tidy up unneeded local messages. I do not expect that I will want to extend the user access level beyond the 3-month period. Stefán Örvarr Sigmundsson (talk) 10:11, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Same comment as above. EPIC (talk) 10:24, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson: Please also note that iswiktionary has 2 bureaucrats is:wikt:Kerfissíða:Notendalisti/bureaucrat. Have you tried contacting them first? EPIC (talk) 10:37, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did not think to it. Should I contact them to make me an administrator or to dump on them a workload of administrative actions to execute on my behalf? Stefán Örvarr Sigmundsson (talk) 12:05, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If a wiki has local bureaucrats, we usually leave the task of adding new administrators to them. So, I suggest contacting them, and if they do not respond in a week or so, feel free to come back here and there shouldn't be a problem granting you adminship. EPIC (talk) 12:08, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gwikor_Frank@kw.wikipedia edit

This is a usual level of engagement for our small wiki. We need at least one admin and I am the only one we have. Thanks. Gwikor Frank (talk) 15:33, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Granted for one year to expire on March 3, 2025. Thanks for your continued support of that project. – Ajraddatz (talk) 16:00, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interface administrator access edit

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 access edit

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 access edit

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 access edit

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 requests edit

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 access edit

  • 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.

Babək Akifoğlu@azwiki edit

According to the decision of the community eldarado (talk | contributions | meta page) 06:11, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done with many thanks for your service. EPIC (talk) 07:25, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hubertl@dewikiversity edit

Per local policy (Inaktivität liegt vor, wenn der Benutzer ein Jahr lang weniger als zehn Bearbeitungen vorgenommen hat. Vor der Aberkennung der Rechte ist dem Benutzer Gelegenheit zur Stellungnahme binnen zwei Wochen zu geben. [Inactivity occurs when the user has made fewer than ten edits in a year. Before the rights are revoked, the user must be given the opportunity to comment within two weeks.]). The user was informed 14 days ago and agreed to the removal. Ameisenigel (talk) 12:55, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done Many thanks for their service. EPIC (talk) 13:01, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

JoKalliauer@dewikiversity edit

Per local policy (Inaktivität liegt vor, wenn der Benutzer ein Jahr lang weniger als zehn Bearbeitungen vorgenommen hat. Vor der Aberkennung der Rechte ist dem Benutzer Gelegenheit zur Stellungnahme binnen zwei Wochen zu geben. [Inactivity occurs when the user has made fewer than ten edits in a year. Before the rights are revoked, the user must be given the opportunity to comment within two weeks.]). The user was informed 14 days ago and did not respond to the inactivity warning. Ameisenigel (talk) 12:55, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done Many thanks for their service. EPIC (talk) 13:01, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Karl Gruber@dewikiversity edit

Per local policy (Inaktivität liegt vor, wenn der Benutzer ein Jahr lang weniger als zehn Bearbeitungen vorgenommen hat. Vor der Aberkennung der Rechte ist dem Benutzer Gelegenheit zur Stellungnahme binnen zwei Wochen zu geben. [Inactivity occurs when the user has made fewer than ten edits in a year. Before the rights are revoked, the user must be given the opportunity to comment within two weeks.]). The user was informed 14 days ago and did not respond to the inactivity warning. Ameisenigel (talk) 12:55, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done Many thanks for their service. EPIC (talk) 13:01, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Raimund Liebert (WMAT)@dewikiversity edit

Per local policy (Inaktivität liegt vor, wenn der Benutzer ein Jahr lang weniger als zehn Bearbeitungen vorgenommen hat. Vor der Aberkennung der Rechte ist dem Benutzer Gelegenheit zur Stellungnahme binnen zwei Wochen zu geben. [Inactivity occurs when the user has made fewer than ten edits in a year. Before the rights are revoked, the user must be given the opportunity to comment within two weeks.]). The user was informed 14 days ago and agreed to the removal. Ameisenigel (talk) 12:55, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done Many thanks for their service. EPIC (talk) 13:01, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Paulis@dewikiquote edit

Per local policy (Administratoren, die ein Jahr nicht mitgearbeitet haben, werden von der bevorstehenden Deadministrierung per Mail und eigener Diskussionsseite benachrichtigt. Äußern sie sich nicht oder geben sie freiwillig den Administrator-Status zurück, lässt ihnen der Bürokrat nach 14 Tagen die Administratoren-Eigenschaft durch einen Steward entziehen. Möchten sie gern Administratoren bleiben, haben sie einen Monat nach Datum der Benachrichtigung Zeit, mit 100 konstruktiven Edits ihren Wunsch zur weiteren aktiven Mitarbeit als Administrator zum Ausdruck zu bringen. Stellt der Bürokrat fest, dass keine 100 konstruktiven Edits vorliegen, lässt er ihnen die Administratoren-Eigenschaft entziehen. [Administrators who have not worked for a year will be notified of the impending deadline via email and their own discussion page. If they do not comment or voluntarily give up their administrator status, the bureaucrat will have their administrator status revoked by a steward after 14 days. If you would like to remain an administrator, you have one month from the date of notification to express your desire to continue to actively participate as an administrator with 100 constructive edits. If the bureaucrat finds that there aren't 100 constructive edits, he has their administrator status revoked.]). Both local bureaucrats are inactive according to the local policy. The user was informed 14 days ago at de:q:Benutzer Diskussion:Paulis#Hinweis auf De-Administrierung wegen Inaktivität and via wikimail and agreed to the removal. --Ameisenigel (talk) 13:09, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done with many thanks for their service. EPIC (talk) 13:16, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stepro@dewikiquote edit

Per local policy (Administratoren, die ein Jahr nicht mitgearbeitet haben, werden von der bevorstehenden Deadministrierung per Mail und eigener Diskussionsseite benachrichtigt. Äußern sie sich nicht oder geben sie freiwillig den Administrator-Status zurück, lässt ihnen der Bürokrat nach 14 Tagen die Administratoren-Eigenschaft durch einen Steward entziehen. Möchten sie gern Administratoren bleiben, haben sie einen Monat nach Datum der Benachrichtigung Zeit, mit 100 konstruktiven Edits ihren Wunsch zur weiteren aktiven Mitarbeit als Administrator zum Ausdruck zu bringen. Stellt der Bürokrat fest, dass keine 100 konstruktiven Edits vorliegen, lässt er ihnen die Administratoren-Eigenschaft entziehen. [Administrators who have not worked for a year will be notified of the impending deadline via email and their own discussion page. If they do not comment or voluntarily give up their administrator status, the bureaucrat will have their administrator status revoked by a steward after 14 days. If you would like to remain an administrator, you have one month from the date of notification to express your desire to continue to actively participate as an administrator with 100 constructive edits. If the bureaucrat finds that there aren't 100 constructive edits, he has their administrator status revoked.]). Both local bureaucrats are inactive according to the local policy. The user was informed 14 days ago at de:q:Benutzer Diskussion:Stepro#Hinweis auf De-Administrierung wegen Inaktivität and via wikimail and did not respond to the inactivity warning. --Ameisenigel (talk) 13:09, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WIKImaniac@dewikiquote edit

Per local policy (Administratoren, die ein Jahr nicht mitgearbeitet haben, werden von der bevorstehenden Deadministrierung per Mail und eigener Diskussionsseite benachrichtigt. Äußern sie sich nicht oder geben sie freiwillig den Administrator-Status zurück, lässt ihnen der Bürokrat nach 14 Tagen die Administratoren-Eigenschaft durch einen Steward entziehen. Möchten sie gern Administratoren bleiben, haben sie einen Monat nach Datum der Benachrichtigung Zeit, mit 100 konstruktiven Edits ihren Wunsch zur weiteren aktiven Mitarbeit als Administrator zum Ausdruck zu bringen. Stellt der Bürokrat fest, dass keine 100 konstruktiven Edits vorliegen, lässt er ihnen die Administratoren-Eigenschaft entziehen. [Administrators who have not worked for a year will be notified of the impending deadline via email and their own discussion page. If they do not comment or voluntarily give up their administrator status, the bureaucrat will have their administrator status revoked by a steward after 14 days. If you would like to remain an administrator, you have one month from the date of notification to express your desire to continue to actively participate as an administrator with 100 constructive edits. If the bureaucrat finds that there aren't 100 constructive edits, he has their administrator status revoked.]). Both local bureaucrats are inactive according to the local policy. The user was informed 14 days ago at de:q:Benutzer Diskussion:WIKImaniac#Hinweis auf De-Administrierung wegen Inaktivität and via wikimail and did not respond to the inactivity warning. --Ameisenigel (talk) 13:09, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See also edit