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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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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.

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.


If it is possible please give permanent adminship. @ջեօ 07:47, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:18, 23 January 2019 (UTC)


I've been an active user for years and also a temporary admin for 6 months in 2014. The only admin sc.wikipedia has right now has been searching for someone else to help him for years, and even if there are not a lot of active users interested in voting (we tried contacting a few) we managed to reach the quorum (2 votes). Please grant me permanent adminship.--L2212 (talk) 14:58, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Dk1919 Franking@scwikipediaEdit

Dk1919 Franking has been an active user for years and also a temporary admin for 3 months in 2014. The only admin sc.wikipedia has right now has been searching for someone else to help him for years, and even if there are not a lot of active users interested in voting (we tried contacting a few) we managed to reach the quorum (2 votes). Please grant him permanent adminship.--L2212 (talk) 14:58, 23 January 2019 (UTC)



I've been an active user since day one in this wiki, and also admin for most of this time. The only admin pt.wikipedia has right now needs help, and the community is not very active. I want to reapply for adminship, if possible in a permanent basis. Ibaman (talk) 23:35, 23 January 2019 (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.

User Sushant savla@gu.wikisourceEdit

(I have administrator rights on Gujarati Wikisource from 2012. I have attended Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018, Kolkata, India #IWCC2018 and have learnt about various useful tools used by other communities. To enable useful tools on Gujarati Wikisource I am requesting for Interface administrator access.) --Sushant savla (talk) 17:09, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Please, enable 2FA. Ruslik (talk) 18:07, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Already enabled before puttng the request. Thank you. --Sushant savla (talk) 03:55, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 16:42, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

User Neechalkaran@ta.wikipediaEdit

I am an active user since 2010 and trusted user in the project. I have sound knowledge in js & css and good experience in developing js based wiki plug-ins across the projects. I would seek temporary interface administrator access for 90 days, As we need to modify/work with interface for site notifications related to our New Users Contest. As it is temporary, I have provided local announcement link. As I don't have admin access please guide me to enable 2FA as well. -Neechalkaran (talk) 20:47, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

  On hold until 16 January 2019 Please, also request 'oauth-tester' global right on SRGP. Ruslik (talk) 20:18, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@Ruslik0:, Thank for the information. Now I have enabled the 2FA -Neechalkaran (talk) 15:34, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
The project has local bureaucrats. You should ask them. Ruslik (talk) 20:27, 17 January 2019 (UTC)


I start this project in the Wikimedia Incubator in September 2011, then I have temporary admin flag from June 2013 (when the new wiki was opened) to December 2013 and from February 2014 to August 2015. I'm already interface administrator on vec.wikipedia and I've already worked on CSS/JS when I had the admin flag on vec.wikt. If it's not possible to have a permanent interface adminship I request, at least, a temporary one, 'cause we have some work to do (like adapting en.wikt's translations style). PS: Is 2FA enabled compulsory? I don't have a smartphone...GatoSelvadego (talk) 13:16, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

  On hold Yes, 2FA is compulsory now. You can use desktop/laptop applications for this. You can store the key (as well as scratch codes) in case in the future you need to install a 2FA app on a smartphone. Ruslik (talk) 20:24, 14 January 2019 (UTC)


My temporary interface-adminship is expiring on 10 Jan 2019, as per local wiki voting I am requesting for permanent adminship. Arslanali (talk) 15:40, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

  On hold until 15 January 2019 Ruslik (talk) 16:44, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
@Arslanali: Please, enable 2FA. Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Done Arslanali (talk) 08:19, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 21:00, 16 January 2019 (UTC)


The vote has ended. 6 votes in support, no one is neutral or opposed. Thank you. --Samidare Renka -talk- 05:26, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done; best regards. (@Zhuyifei1999: just in case you have not activated it already, please note that 2FA is now required and enforced by the WMF to access/maintain this role). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:21, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: They should had activated the 2FA AFAIK and they are IA in Commons also, should be alright I think. Thanks for prompt granting. Best,--Cohaf (talk) 17:27, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Tulsi Bhagat@ne.wikipediaEdit

Hi there! Since, the crats are not taking any action. I've to be here to ask for interface-admin access on for fixing the most importantly Twinkle gadget there on-wiki and other various gadgets too. I've locally initiated Wikiproject Maintenance. Please let me know if you have any question! Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 07:14, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

I've already enabled 2FA feature. Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 07:15, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Tulsi Bhagat: have you tried to reach them via email? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:49, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
We have a group on Google Hangouts for quick discussion. I've messaged them there a few times. Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 12:21, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
According to they are actively editting the site even today. Please leave them a message on their talk pages or send them an email using the EmailUser function. We cannot act if the bureaucrats are active. Thanks for your understanding.   On hold pending local management. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:56, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
I understand they are actively editing the site but the thing is they didn't take any action (on-wiki ping on 09:01, 27 Nov 2018 and no response yet). We have two pending requests of interface-admin, one is this one and another is this one since October 2018. So, Lastly, I've to put the request here on meta-SRP. Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 13:41, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Ping to @Ganesh Paudel and Nirmal Dulal for their comments. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:06, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @MarcoAurelio for pinging, recently I granted bot access to Tulsi bot here, which is operating by Mr. TBhagat but did not noticed this one. Now I act in these nomination and sorry to say, I could not provide interface-admin access to Mr. TBhagat because there are equal numbers of support and oppose voting. @Tulsi Bhagat I think you are personally connected with Ganesh Paudel and me in other social media and you have our email and contact no too, but I may wrong. I also did not get any message in my talk pages. Thank you. - Nirmal Dulal (talk) 04:49, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Nirmal Dulal for acting on the nomination. Good to see you here. I've not contacted you guys on your contact numbers or either social media(s) because i don't mix my wiki-life and real life for the sake of my personal interest. I personally don't think there are opposes on my request because they are just suggesting to grant the right for short time period (temporarily) under the oppose section. Anyhow, It's fine. @MarcoAurelio: Please close this request. Thank you! Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 06:13, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  Closed   Deferred to ne.wikipedia local community. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:04, 18 January 2019 (UTC)


I am an active user on different wiki projects since 2011 and trusted user in the project.We are conducting wikisource workshop in different Sanskrit colleges and universities. For this As we need to modify/work with interface. Therefore I am requesting for interface admin. Please consider this. Shubha (talk) 10:39, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Bureaucrat accessEdit

See bureaucrat for information about this user group.
  • In principle, requests for temporary bureaucrat access are not granted.

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.


  On hold for 1 day, standard for resignation of advanced permissions --Alaa :)..! 18:17, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  Done. Thanks for your service. RadiX 02:06, 24 January 2019 (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

importer for Ankry@pl.wikisourceEdit

As a yearly maintenance job we would like to transfer from to the content that just became PD-old-70. As this is about 500 pages (Page and main namespaces), this is hard to do without the importupload permission. So I am requesting here for importer rights in plwikisource. Just for few days is OK. Community notified of the request. BTW, if somebody wishes to do the job using their steward rights instead, you are also welcome. Ankry (talk) 09:51, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done for 1 week. Ruslik (talk) 17:30, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. And the job done already. So my importer bit can be cleared. Ankry (talk) 02:18, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Done. --MF-W 16:33, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Transwiki importer for Patriccck@cs.wikipediaEdit

I want move some pages from English, Slovak and Croatian Wikipedia to the Czech Wikipedia. Would it possible? --Patriccck (talk) 13:46, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@Patriccck: the last cswiki update to the transwiki import source list appears to be from T18688, unless I'm missing something here your community will need to request additional transwiki sources be enabled before this access would be useful for your reason. Your admins should be able to verify the current list of enabled sources at w:cs:Speciální:Importovat_stránky. — xaosflux Talk 14:03, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for info. --Patriccck (talk) 18:43, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

+ImportUpload for Leaderboard@en.wikibooksEdit

A long in duration discussion on en.wb indicates no material opposition to granting the right. Noting that the number of contributors to the discussion was minimal, so any further discussion here on Meta is welcome - thanks QuiteUnusual (talk) 10:30, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Make it easier, 2 weak supports, no other dissent or neutral. Discussion held for 4 months and quite visible. I propose a temp granting of 6 months, no other duration is suggested by other participants in the discussion. @-revi: as you had participated in the discussion. Could you help us to assess this application. (Just in case you are wondering why am I commenting, I'm involved in this project also, not only Chinese Projects)--Cohaf (talk) 16:11, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  Granted for 3 months to expire on 2019-04-17. — regards, Revi 16:16, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Starting 3 months for this highly sensitive rights. Let's evaluate how he/she uses it. Renewal will be denied if they show poor judgment or do not use 'importupload'. — regards, Revi 16:19, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks -revi. --Cohaf (talk) 16:22, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: tangentially, I recommend requesting additional transwiki sources be requested, it is easy enough to do if this will be a regular activity - and will avoid all the mucking about with the XML export/manual import process. — xaosflux Talk 16:51, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux:That was mentioned already in the discussion and I don't see any consensus. That's also the reason why this is opened for so long as the community was inclined to go the add more import sources option at first. --Cohaf (talk) 16:54, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: As said before in my request, I don't mind simply increasing the import array, even in place of getting importupload. Leaderboard (talk)
@Leaderboard: sounds good - you can file a phab request, if you have support of a few of your admins (the ones who would use it) and no serious objections it should be an easy pass. — xaosflux Talk 17:11, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Account creator for QueerEcofeminist@mr.wikipedia.orgEdit

I have been involved in offline outreach events for last three years now, and I am conducting workshops/edit-a-thons in remote areas of Maharashtra.

For such events I need account creator rights, as many a times it's not possible for me to get ip cap lifted through Phabricator tickets like earlier I did or on meta. There are few such events planned next couple of weeks and even after that. These are links to edit-a-thon series which we have done already and there are few coming in few days, Because of certainty of dates, lack of infrastructure at colleges/universities in remote Maharashtra. The account creator rights would be a great help for me. Given the absence of mechanism to grant me such rights on mrwiki I am requesting it here. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 09:37, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Wow it's so good to see another request here. BTW Is there any user rights left to ask by you? User:QueerEcofeminist has a series of requests rejected on Marathi Wikipedia which includes him asking for Abuse filter manager, new page reviewer, importer, administrator on marathi wikiquote and now it's account creator. I guess before posting here you may have read the local policy at here. I didn't even see a community consensus or even asking the local bureaucract who has rights to assign this to you?
संदेश हिवाळे (talk) 16:28, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  Not done - the local bureaucrat can assign account creator permissions. Please ask them first. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:22, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • My first and important concern is time, which we don't have at all, the date for both the places were finalized today and after posting the request here, I got the confirmation about dates. So, on 24th Jan 2019 at Maharashtra Udayagiri College, Udgir and on 25th Jan 2019 at Latur subcentre of SRTMU.
  • For both the places, I don't have the technical information, neither it's possible to fetch it now as computer labs are not fixed and those would be decided on the number of students present at actual event. So, there is no chance I can go for request to lift the IP cap.
  • For actual event I have only 02:30min time, which is the maximum possible time considering all the constraints like availability of computer labs and students etc. If I spend initial first hour to open accounts only, which would happen as I will have to go to every student and guide them their mobiles or whatever possible devices if they have any at all(as in remote maharashtra many students might not have their own smartphones with internet!!!)
  • What I am left with? 01:30 is not enough to make them aware of minimum policies and other practicals?
  • Considering the fact that, many of them don't have sound technical knowledge required to perform basic tasks on computers.
  • I have conducted more than dozen of edit o thons like this, and finally I came to the conclusion that I need to go for account creator rights.
  • Additionally why I did not request on mrwiki! - Simple reason is if my earlier requests are still pending/not attended by any of admins/crats, how I am supposed to wait for more? And it's not just my pings but pings by many others are still pending for several other tasks on mrwiki. So posting a request locally would be delaying it more.
  • If this does't work, I will face problems and deal with those however I can. I don't have anything to say here.
  • @Ajraddatz: I am waiting for your response on this, thanks in advance. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 19:59, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm not debating your use for the permission; as a matter of policy, I cannot grant you permissions that could be granted by a local user. Please ask the local bureaucrat first. Alternatively, you could request account creator rights elsewhere (I could give them to you on testwiki, for example), and you could make the accounts there instead. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:17, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

@Ajraddatz: * As per suggestion I had requested the rights on local pages, and pinged on crats talkpage too. No response at least till now. And tomorrow morning I have first event, which says I am left with 14hours. thanks and regards. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 13:21, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

This is not a request that can or will be handled by stewards. Vermont (talk) 13:54, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
You ignored my alternative proposal. Since I can't give you account creator rights on mrwiki, I have gone ahead and done so on testwiki. If you create the accounts at, they'll be able to login and edit at mrwiki. Good luck with the event. – Ajraddatz (talk) 16:14, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
thanks, it would be great help QueerEcofeminist (talk) 17:42, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

See alsoEdit