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 ====
 |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.

  • 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.


Hello, I would like to extend the period of my adminship and interface administrator permissions, I am the only active contributor in this project. Thanks --Joanmp14 (talk) 12:35, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

  Granted for 6 months to expire on 2021-04-28. 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) 20:12, 28 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.


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)
Both flags please. Bennylin 00:18, 29 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.


The local Bureaucrat is inactive, since over a half year. See bar:Spezial:Beiträge/Joe_Watzmo bar:Wikipedia:Moanungsbuida/Bürokratenwoi WikiBayer local guideline bar:Wikipedia:Woiregln (4+ user with voting permission (50 edits at the last 12 Months) and a 2/3 majority)--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 12:36, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

  Not done @WikiBayer: According to steward's guideline, a wiki community needs to have at least six permanent admins (your community has exactly six), and there needs to be at least 15 votes. In addition to that, a community needs to be sufficiently large to warrant a bureaucrat, judging by number of usages of such permission. Based on bar.wikipedia logs, I do not think the community meets that criteria outlined in the guidelines. As such, I'm closing this request as not done.
I recommend the community to adapt a local inactivity policy (or wait for AAR to remove his/her bureaucrat permission). Once that happens, the bureaucrat affairs would be handled by stewards. In the meantime, if there is any action requiring bureaucrat permissions, you can request it from the stewards, pointing out to the inactivity.
Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:50, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec Quote of Steward guideline: " These guidelines do not alter or override any local policies or guidelines approved by active wikis. The guidelines are a statement of how stewards wish to exercise their discretion. See also previous discussions in 2010 and 2017." We decided now in the election and a preliminary discussion. And have the guidelines since 2014--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬
The guidelines explains how stewards assess consensus to appoint new administrators/bureaucrats/importers. As a steward asked to evaluate a local discussion, I do not see sufficient consensus to appoint a bureaucrat. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:35, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

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.

Matma Rex@plwikiEdit

Please remove my sysop access, as I have not done anything in that role in a long time. I wish to retain my other user rights and hope to continue contributing. Matma Rex (talk) 21:17, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions --Wim b 09:24, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
@Matma Rex: should interface admin be removed too? —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 13:49, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
@Tks4Fish:, nope, Matma stated it here. einsbor talk 14:22, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, I wish to keep the interface administrator rights. Matma Rex (talk) 14:43, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done, then. Thanks for your service. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:25, 29 October 2020 (UTC)


Cekli829 stopped wiki activity in May 2019. I think his sysop flag should be removed.--Emin message 05:45, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Do you have local policy or local discussion for this? Without them the right may only be removed in 2022 per AAR.--GZWDer (talk) 09:55, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


Cekli829 stopped wiki activity in May 2019. I think his sysop flag should be removed.--Emin message 05:46, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Duplicate of request. Kizule (talk) 13:59, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
This is not a duplicate. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 21:00, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


Xoser stopped wiki activity in 29 October 2018. AAR.-- Xorasan (talk) 07:34, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

AAR is proceed once each year, and the next one is January 2021.--GZWDer (talk) 13:48, 29 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