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.

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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.

For permanent adminship, please provide a link to the local community approval. For temporary adminship please state for how long and for which tasks you need it, and link to a local announcement.

Xaosflux@sqwikiquoteEdit

If not appropriate, perhaps an Albanian steward (RadiX maybe?) could help? — xaosflux Talk 17:15, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Xaosflux has already been helping our community and me personally with tech tips for many months now, especially regarding interface related problems so giving him temporal access on administration level would help speed things up. - Klein Muçi (talk) 17:24, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
Personally I don't have anything against. Could you link to an on-wiki discussion about this right assignments? An announcement should be enough, provided no opposes. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:15, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
Announcement left at q:sq:Wikiquote:Kuvendi#Temporary_access_requested_for_Xaosflux. If there is a single objection, please consider this withdrawn. — xaosflux Talk 21:54, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
I don't think there will be any objections, since we do have a very small active community there. Actually I've asked for crat privileges in the past here to handle requests in situations like this fast but was denied it because of the lack of a big active community. Anyway, let's wait a bit and see. :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 07:51, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Let's wait anyway, just in case :). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:59, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Can you guys add fixing the sidebar to your list to allow translation? Thanks! :) ~riley (talk) 08:32, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

@~riley: I've corrected that just yesterday according to the changes you made at SqWiki. :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:01, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Klein Muçi: Yes, the essential 3 are now done but our goal is to translate them all so they are understandable in the local project language and English. Let me know if you need help with this. ~riley (talk) 09:44, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@~riley: I was thinking that. I actually do. Can you explain a bit more in details how the translation process works in my talk page here so we don't overfill this discussion? - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:51, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
Note left on user talk page. ~riley (talk) 03:33, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

ToniSant@mtwikipediaEdit

This request is for mt.wikipedia only but I'm also requesting interface adminship. I am not requesting to be an administrator on any other project at this point. This is a bone fide emergency request to ensure that mt.wikipedia rebuilds a basic core of active administrators. --ToniSant (talk) 15:02, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

I fully endorse User:ToniSant to become an administrator on mt.wikipedia. --Leli Forte (talk) 15:32, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Discussion should happen in a local venue, not Meta.--GZWDer (talk) 20:03, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your input GZWer. As stated above, local discussion has gone as far as it can and this is why we've put in this Steward request. Please note that the only bureaucrat on mt.wikipedia has not been active for almost 2 years and is not responding to direct communication from the only active administrator on this project. The endorsement here is indeed from this sole active administrator and is not meant to further the discussion but to request Steward action in what we consider to be an emergency. We are attempting to revive a project which desperately needs a new basic core of active administrators; any project that has just one active administrator is not sustainable. --ToniSant (talk) 08:39, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Rehman@siwikiEdit

This request is not straightforward unfortunately. The only admin (and only active user, perhaps) disagreed with the following comment: "people from English Wikipedia coming in an using bulldozing approach to apply their theories here". I'm a Sri Lankan who also understands Sinhala language, and have been involved with Sri Lanka-related activities for some time now. I feel the (only) objection is baseless, and probably an attempt to keep the project "private". Siwiki has no RFA policy, other than a direct copy of enwiki's WP:RFA, which has never been used. Two other stewards and a global sysop also voiced their opinions there, but only a handful of files have since been dealt with. I understand that the outcome can vary due this rather odd situation, but I'd like to know that I tried. Thank you, Rehman 04:15, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

I don't think we can promote you to an admin. I've marked a file or two with a deletion template, and in those cases it seems to be handled. Since finding copyright violations doesn't require admin-level access, it should be possible for you to do that. If they want to do that, why shouldn't we let them to? If there is any additional issue with this issue that might require steward intervention, you can let us know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:29, 7 April 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.

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.
  • See the instructions above for adding new requests. Please post new requests at the bottom of the section.

User Averater@sv.wikibooksEdit

Local policy states that sysop rights shall be removed if a user is inactive for a year. Mentioned user has been inactive for 3 years. I've notified both the community and the user. Minorax (talk) 06:55, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Policy seems to mandate the user needs to have a month to reply. The user was notified on March 26, which means this isn't actionable until April 26. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:31, 2 April 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