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:

==== 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.

ShiminUfesoj@bclwiktionaryEdit

  On hold until January 21.--Wim b 13:23, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2021-07-22. 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. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:06, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Abuluntu@nowikibooksEdit

I wish to apply for administrator privileges on the project do much needed maintenance the absence of other administrators and contributors. At the moment I’m working on a project and wish to have the ability to watch out for vandalism, and delete pages. A lot of pages needs to be deleted, and administrators have abandoned the ship long ago, and left to other projects. Thanks for your time. I’m not a very experienced user, but have more than 1000 edits on Wikipedia and a few hundred on wikibooks the last three months. I’m the only contributor within that time period. -- Abuluntu ( talk) 17:26, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

  On hold for one week until January 27, 2021 (RfA started today). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:26, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Mirzali@diqwiktionaryEdit

I'm requesting to be an admin on Zazaki Wiktionary. Many thanks! -- Mirzali (talk) 00:58, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

  On hold till 28th January --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 05:18, 21 January 2021 (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.

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.

Evrifaessa@tr.wikivoyageEdit

A newly created wiki. It'll surely needs an interface administrator to maintain gadgets and other stuff. evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 19:30, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

May be but what do you have to do with it? Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Well, it currently has no gadgets, missing even common ones like HotCat. I'm already experienced from Turkish Wikipedia and Turkish Wikiquote. If it's a big hassle to give this for you, I can also get approval from the community.--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 07:58, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
An approval from tr.wikivoyage community would definitely be needed. If you have anything that can't wait a week, feel free to ask a steward to do it for you.   On hold until consensus to promote. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:11, 20 January 2021 (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, 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.

AddisWang@zhwikiEdit

AddisWang has been inactive for more than six months and was notified of the removal a month ago. Per local policy, please remove their sysop flag, thanks. Stang 12:12, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

  Done. RadiX 03:25, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Xeno@enwikiEdit

Self-request removal as no longer required. Thanks in advance, –xeno 03:07, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions. RadiX 03:21, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
@Xeno: Which rights you are requesting to remove? You currently have bureaucrat, checkuser, oversight, and sysop (which may be removed by local bureaucrat).--GZWDer (talk) 06:18, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
Oops! Please remove both checkuser and oversight rights. Thanks :) –xeno 12:44, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Tøndemageren@dawikiEdit

No edits since June 25, 2020 and no logged actions since May 25, 2020. User notified December 23, 2020 - please remove sysop flag. Christian Giersing (talk) 07:15, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

  removed, einsbor talk 08:20, 22 January 2021 (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