Steward requests/Permissions/2011-07

Administrator access


Please prolong my temporary Adminship. I was granted for 1 month earlier. Thanks Vibhijain 17:51, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

  On hold until 1.7.2011 Matanya 17:52, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Matanya, please wait before granting it. I wanna check with some local community members. Theo10011 23:33, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Kindly tell what you wanna check. Vibhijain 07:00, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Please grant the rights so I can continue working with sysop tools. Vibhijain 12:17, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Extended for 3 months until 2 October 2011. Ruslik 13:59, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Vaibhav Talk 14:16, 2 July 2011 (UTC)


Hello! I request to become administrator at Albaninan Wikinews because there are no local admins and I am an active user there. --Olsi 17:00, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

  On hold until 3.7.2011 Matanya 17:05, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Only two of the six respondents meet the local project's requirements of >50 edits, so permanent adminiship should not be applied. However, as there was unanimity in the respondents and a lack of administrators on the project, I think that temporary adminship of six months duration, expiring January 3, 2012, is appropriate, subject to becoming permanent if and when Olsi has a successful local RfA. -- Avi 09:14, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --Olsi 02:11, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I would become temporary administrator of kyrgyz wiktionary (six months if it is possible) because now here is since a long time that there are no users who contributing regularly, and furthermore there are no admins, the contrary there is much work and a lot of cleaning to do. There are pages to be deleted, others to move, and the first page has need to be reorganized, etc. ... Then we need someone to give a bit look at this wiktionary to prevent that is abandoned at herself and at the vandals. --Reder 11:22, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

  On hold for a week. fr33kman 22:51, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done, to expire 10.1.2012 Matanya 06:40, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much --Reder 11:27, 10 July 2011 (UTC)


For the import for this new project. Huib talk Abigor 11:03, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

  •   Done Done by Matanya (and myself) myself, removed by Laaknor after task completion. Temp. adminship needed for import. --Millosh 12:23, 12 July 2011 (UTC)


i had a temporary administrator of kowikinews, and User:Gapo has been new Administrator. but User:Gapo's last cont is on April, so I want manage the project again. Devunt 21:09, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

please start a local discussion. best Matanya 21:10, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
I added. --Devunt 16:06, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
on hold until 12.7.2011 Matanya 06:43, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done to expire on 2011-09-12.--Jusjih 07:29, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Seksen iki yüz kırk beş@trwikinews

I request admin rights on Turkish Wikinews, discussion linked above. Seksen iki yüz kırk beş 12:51, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done nice support rate. Matanya 12:54, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


I request admin rights on Persian Wikisource, discussion linked above. I discussed the issue with Mardetanha four weeks ago. He approved. But so far no action. --Bellavista1957 10:09, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done to expire 16.10.2011 Matanya 19:31, 16 July 2011 (UTC)


I want to renew my administrator access, I have been the only active admin on the Igbo wikipedia for years, and I need access to maintain the pages that I restricted to admins. There's nobody there tending the wiki. Ukabia 17:47, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Please, post a note on an appropriate page in this wiki. Ruslik 18:40, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
If I post a note nothing will happen, this is what happened last time I applied for administrator access. Ukabia 17:22, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
  On hold until July 17. Jafeluv 08:13, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done until 17 January 2012. Ruslik 06:11, 17 July 2011 (UTC)


One of the small wiki that I keep an eye. None active community, there are pages to delete and much work to do. If it is possible, I would like a six-month temporary access. --Reder 20:51, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done to expire 19.1.2012. Matanya 20:56, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank. --Reder 21:00, 19 July 2011 (UTC)


I want to request temporary admin rights in thwikiquote, until community will be settled down. Because no have anybody delete in requests for deletion for a long time. Some pages have very impolite sentence and many rude words. I work in th.wikiquote. And I have administrator experience in th.wikipedia. Best Regards. --B20180 11:00, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

please start a local discussion Matanya 12:20, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Umm... I afraid no one vote in thwikiquote. Because in this project seem quiet and lonely. However; Can you delete they page in th:q:หมวดหมู่:คำที่ถูกแจ้งลบ ? Thank you. --B20180 13:25, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
According to policy you must start a local discussion, if no one will vote, it will just be easier. will delete the page. Matanya 13:27, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Discussion was started on the 15th, so   On hold until 22 July. Jafeluv 13:03, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done to expire 22.1.2012. Matanya 06:59, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you sir --B20180 09:06, 22 July 2011 (UTC)


ar.Wikiversity just started so does not have the active community, I want to request temporary admin rights, until community will be settled down. See my contributions to the --Aiman Saeed أيـمـن. 09:33, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

I endorse this requset. --Meno25 09:47, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
I support the request. He work a lot for the arwikiversity in the betawikiversity.Crochet.david 11:31, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Support Good contributions on betawikiversity. Vaibhav Talk 13:02, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
please start a local discussion. Matanya 19:25, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
OK v:ar:ويكي الجامعة:إداريون. --Meno25 20:36, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
  On hold until 23 July. Jafeluv 13:00, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done 23-0 vote. Permanent adminship granted. -- Dferg ☎ talk 08:09, 23 July 2011 (UTC)


--Meno25 12:54, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

  On hold until 23 July. Jafeluv 13:01, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done per vote. Permanent adminship granted. -- Dferg ☎ talk 08:11, 23 July 2011 (UTC)



Wiki just launched. I want to request temporary admin rights, until community will be settled down. Kilavagora 16:49, 13 July 2011 (UTC) (Edited as we already started discussion for permanent adminship. Kilavagora 06:15, 23 July 2011 (UTC))

I'd recommend permanent amidships to you and მარგალონა. Also, amidship for Alsandro would help you a lot.--George M. 18:01, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Please start a local discussion. Matanya 07:27, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
On hold until 23 July 2011. Ruslik 18:06, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done for six months. Expires on 23 January 2012. Ruslik 12:39, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. But do I have to request separately for permanent adminship, or is 6 months usual limit for newly created wikis? (As I already mentioned above, we held discussion for permanent adminship) Kilavagora 21:19, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
It's not the newness that matters, but the size of a wiki and its community that determines if a person gets perm or temp. fr33kman 21:33, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
Does it mean that xmf wiki is not big enough to request permanent adminship (I mean for more than 6 months)? Kilavagora 00:27, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
At this time, yes, it's not big enough. Do remember that the stewards and global sysops are also here to help with admin issues if needed. fr33kman 00:53, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
OK. Thanks. Kilavagora 07:50, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


Only one day, in order to put a part of code in common.js. ((French)pcd:Discussion_utilisateur:Geoleplubo#Infobox) Otourly 15:50, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done to expire in 24h Matanya 15:59, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you it was a good help ;) Otourly 20:47, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
removed. Matanya 18:38, 26 July 2011 (UTC)


After being granted temp adminships for 3 months and 6 months resp. I would like to request for permanent adminship. See added discussion. Thanks in advance. Michaelovic 22:45, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done given the prior periods and the fact that there are at least 2 active sysops for oversight I'm happy with perm. fr33kman 22:49, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Bureaucrat access


I would like to ask for bureaucrat access for the newborn Wikimedia Argentina's wiki. I'm the Secretary and a member of the Board of the Argentine local chapter. Thank you in advance. Isha 14:05, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik 14:27, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

User MikaelF@kuwikipedia

Could you give bureaucrat status (and adminstrator status) to the User:MikaelF. We have two bureaucrats but they are no longer active hence my request. Thanks in advance.--Ghybu 10:01, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

  On hold - Erdal Ronahi has edited a bit in May and has email enabled. I don't see either any note on his talk page. Attempts to contact them should be made first before. Note@stewards: if no response is produced admin looks OK for me but 'crat requires higher ratio number of votes IIRC? -- Dferg ☎ talk 11:52, 9 July 2011 (UTC) Corrected. -- Dferg ☎ talk 08:38, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Higher support ratio than 100% would be impossible, but it's true that some people argued for a minimum number of votes for electing bureaucrats in the RfC. AFAIK that hasn't been officially closed or made into policy, though. Jafeluv 08:17, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Fixed. I meant votes. The consensus seems to be that but yes, it's not yet closed. Would that happen one day? :-) --Dferg 08:38, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, it'd be great to get that closed with a consensus decision, but we would first need to actually agree on some of the points   FWIW, the /Minimum voting requirements page, which I believe is supposed to be used as a sort of non-binding guideline, describes the minimum as 15-20 votes over a minimum two weeks, with a support ratio of 80%. In my personal opinion that's an extremely high standard and not really the current practice, though. Jafeluv 08:52, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
I've commented here. -- Dferg ☎ talk 09:08, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done I have thought about this and there are a few things to consider; a) the RFC is not policy, it is merely opinion that has not been ratified; b)the project already has permanent crats so to refuse this request would be an historical nonsense; c) although the number voting is small it is 100%, therefore clearly within the usual 80% crat threshold. fr33kman 06:16, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

CheckUser access

David Fuchs@enwiki

Thanks. --Risker 04:25, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done Matanya 06:26, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Oversight access

User Fr33kman@simplewiki

The editor requested his os right removed without any controversy. The editor now requests reinstatement. There has been no significant change since the permissions discussion here. Please enable the right. Respectfully, NonvocalScream 13:20, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I see the RFOS for Fr33kman, but not the discussion for reinstatement. Could you please provide us that information? Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 13:24, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
It's here: simple:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#OS. Jafeluv 13:26, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you2 -- Dferg ☎ talk 13:31, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done. Jafeluv 13:28, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

David Fuchs@enwiki

Thanks. --Risker 04:25, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done Matanya 06:27, 19 July 2011 (UTC)


FloNight voluntarily surrendered her oversight access to serve on the ombudsman commission, at my request. My request was in error. She should still have this right, which was granted by the English Wikipedia's arbcom. The Arbcom has confirmed to me (and will post here) that there were no objections to reinstatement, and Cary has confirmed that this is in keeping with past procedure to the best of his knowledge. Thank you. Philippe (WMF) 05:53, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Posted above. Jclemens 06:13, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done -- Avi 08:20, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Removal of access


Asking for the removal of my administration rights due to substantial idleness in this role and emerging consensus on my deflag in the community (this is to prevent more pointless voting in the next 10+ days) --Moongateclimber 14:08, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done. Thank you for your work. Jafeluv 14:12, 1 July 2011 (UTC)


Your remarks, etc. --Mucalexx 13:00, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Done, thank you for your work. Jafeluv 13:41, 2 July 2011 (UTC)


User has been informed on August, 8th 2009 ... a×pdeHello! 22:27, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done Matanya 22:32, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Shell_Kinney@en.wp and commons

Since I am leaving Wikimedia projects, it would be best to remove all elevated rights from my account. This would be administrator, oversight and checkuser at en and administrator at commons. Thank you for your assistance. --Shell Kinney 13:37, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for your work.
-- Dferg ☎ talk 13:42, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Javier Carro@eswikibooks

Requesting removal of the sysop and bureaucrat tools as per local inactivity policy. -- Dferg ☎ talk 14:31, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done DarkoNeko 14:34, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


Hello I want my buro and sysop rights be removed because I am no longer active in this project. Thank you --ZaDiak 15:38, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for your work.
-- Dferg ☎ talk 15:43, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


I don't know why, but I have the bot flag on urwiki. It probably shouldn't be there so if a steward can remove it that would be great. Regards, MacMed (talk) 17:34, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

  Not done, ur.wikipedia has local bureaucrats (see here). Please ask them to remove the flag locally. Jafeluv 19:15, 5 July 2011 (UTC)


I haven't used my admin rights in a while, and I think it's unlikely I will use them in the foreseeable future. --Gutza 16:23, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done, thanks for your work. Matanya 16:29, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Y-dash@ja.wikipedia and ja.wikisource

Please remove my Sysop status on ja.wikipedia and ja.wikisource. Thank you.--Y-dash 10:01, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done, thanks for your service. Matanya 10:02, 7 July 2011 (UTC)


Pleas remove my sysop status on de.wikipedia. Thanks. sebmol ? 05:40, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done -- Dferg ☎ talk 08:05, 9 July 2011 (UTC)


Thanks in advance. --Trijnstel 13:00, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done Please, thank him/her on my behalf for his/her work. Ruslik 18:36, 9 July 2011 (UTC)


Due to life preoccupations, I'm not able to be an active Admin as before. So, I decided to resign. I hope to be more useful to Arabic wikipedia as an editor rather than an Admin. --Alexknight12 16:26, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Many thanks for your work there. PeterSymonds (talk) 16:53, 10 July 2011 (UTC)


After some more thoughts and some more talks to different people, please remove my checkuser access only there. I need a break. --Barras 20:40, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for your service. --Bsadowski1 21:39, 13 July 2011 (UTC)


After some more thoughts and some more talks to different people, please remove my checkuser access only there. I need a break. --Barras 20:40, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for your service. --Bsadowski1 21:39, 13 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi there, can someone revoke RoboServien's administrator status on the nds-nl wiki, since this is a bot which is no longer needed for this purpose. BTW: why is it not possible to revoke another administrator's rights as a bureaucrat? Would have been easier.

Thanks in advance! Servien 21:51, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 22:14, 13 July 2011 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop flag. I now do not have enough time for Wiki and little is going to change --Michgrig 18:24, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done thanks for your service. Matanya 18:26, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


I, as a sysop of lt.wikipedia project, on behalf of the community request the removal of sysop and bureaucrat rights of user Vpovilaitis. The user had several accounts which he used to vote for himself when he nominated himself for candidacy to bureaucrats. Also, he used those accounts in other votings to give an impression that his ideas are generally accepted by the community. Therefore, Vpovilaitis lost the trust of the community. To sum up the voting, 13 people including five administrators two of whom are bureaucrats voted for the removal of sysop and bureaucrat rights. 8 people including 3 administrators voted against the removal of the rights. The user in the first days of voting did not confess to having cheated nor apologize to the community, only after usercheck he confessed and apologized (sincerity is doubtful), later he admitted to having second sock-puppet account. Tomreves 12:16, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Hello Tomreves, I'm afraid that current result is not enough clear. Could you extend the voting by one or two weeks? - I hope it would help to clarify the result. In the case of extreme abuse, please request emergency desysop. Regards, LeinaD (t) 15:23, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
We will wait another week, but the results are quite clear, I suppose you should at least remove his bureaucrat rights now, as far as the results of his election are fraudulent due to the fact that the aforesaid user used sock-puppet accounts to vote for himself and boost the results of the vote on his behalf.Tomreves 08:38, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
The voting is according to the rules agreed by the community ([[3]]). The voting ends today, therefore I see no way or reason to extend the voting. If the stewards would decide to ignore the rules of the community - let it be, but extending the voting is not acceptable, especially, taking into account that everyone had a chance to show their opinion on the issue.--dirgela 17:35, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done, per local vote and Leinad's agreement. Matanya 17:55, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


Could someone please remove my rights at the Dutch Low Saxon Wikipedia? Thanks. --Erwin 20:06, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Done, thanks for your work as a sysop on that project. --M/ 20:08, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


Own request. Please remove my local sysop rights on nl.wikipedia. ChrisN 12:11, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done thanks for your work. Matanya 12:12, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. ChrisN 12:23, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


> 6 months of inactivity. Elfix 14:18, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik 14:42, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Manning Bartlett@en.wikipedia

Self-request for removal of admin flag. I tried coming back to the mop but I'm just too out of date with things, and I'll make too many mistakes while trying to get back up to speed. Manning 23:47, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done; please feel free to get accustomed at a comfortable pace. -- Mentifisto 23:59, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


You may remove my IP block exemption on meta, I don't require it at this time. Thank you, NonvocalScream 04:22, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. --Bsadowski1 04:28, 16 July 2011 (UTC)


User:TheEgyptian has been inactive for a long time although of warnings in his discussion page, a community had a vote to remove his admin and bureaucratic access at this page. Thanks in advance! --Ciphers 07:55, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done. Jafeluv 08:10, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Harro von Wuff@de.wikipedia

Self-request for removal of admin flag. Harro von Wuff is my name on the German Wikipedia, HvW is my SUL account, cf. de:Benutzer:HvW -- HvW 11:17, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done --Melos 11:24, 16 July 2011 (UTC)


Please remove my CheckUser tools at meta. I think that I've served enough time in this role and there's enough personel to attend the requests. If in the future I want to recover them, I'll ask in RFH or will open a new RfCU. Thank you, -- Dferg ☎ talk 11:20, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Done; thank you for your work at Meta. Jafeluv 11:59, 17 July 2011 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop tools at strategy.wikimedia. Thank you, -- Dferg ☎ talk 11:20, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done thank you. Matanya 14:15, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Mass removal of Admin rights on En.Wikipedia

Status:    Done

en:Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/suspend sysop rights of inactive admins passed with an overwhelming consensus and is now part of Admin policy. The procedural removal of Admin rights needs to be preformed on some 200 inactive Admins. Cheers The Resident Anthropologist (talk)•(contribs) 17:47, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Actually, I'm not sure the desysoppings are supposed to take place yet...looking at the new policy as of this version, the accounts are supposed to be notified a month in advance before they are desysopped, and again a couple of days before. The new policy was only implemented in the last few days, and to my knowledge the accounts haven't been notfied yet. Of course, I may have missed something. Acalamari 18:16, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Matanya said on IRC that it's too late, because he's nearly done. However, he's stopped removing flags now, for what it's worth. — Waterfox ~talk~ 18:35, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Matanya just said on IRC that it would be stupid to not finish those few left. He said that if anybody complains, stewards or local bureaucrats will grant the rights back. So, all done now. — Waterfox ~talk~ 18:41, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
The request was definitely premature per the process that was approved, but the harm is negligible since the policy permits a returning user to request restoration of their rights with little difficulty. At least so far no one seems to be overly upset, although who knows what will happen once word spreads. But either way what's done is done, and any fixing can be handled by the local bureaucrats on en-wiki. --RL0919 20:20, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
  • FYI this request is being discussed at wikipedia:WP:BN#Removal of Sysop right for inactive Admins. –xeno 00:02, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
    • There has been commentary to the effect that the request was premature. I've asked the steward that actioned the request whether anything went wrong at the steward end and what could be done to avoid something like this again. Would it be possible for other stewards to give their opinions on this, or point to a place where any systemic failures (if any) could be discussed? For example, if a higher standard of scrutiny applied to mass rights removal requests than individual ones? Should you need more than one steward to agree to a mass removal action? Carcharoth 10:53, 10 July 2011 (UTC) Update: Matanya asked me to say in the relevant places that they have said this. Not sure if they only meant to say that on en-wiki, but pointing it out here as well. Carcharoth 12:05, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Please remove my bureaucrat status on I think I was in duty for long time and it's time to take a rest from politics discussions and create distance/insight. Lost my enthusiasm. Thank you --Chmee2 08:39, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done thanks for your work, admin rights remained. Matanya 08:41, 18 July 2011 (UTC)


failed 2/3 approval by community--Müdigkeit 16:40, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done Matanya 16:46, 18 July 2011 (UTC)


  Done Matanya 14:35, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Tide rolls@enwiki

Please remove the admin flag from my user account. I would request that I retain rollbacker as I possessed that right antecedent to adminship. --Tiderolls 23:32, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done, Bsadowski1 also switched on rollback locally; thanks for your work! -- Mentifisto 23:38, 20 July 2011 (UTC)


thank you! Ianusius 17:00, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Sorry to hear. My condolences. Sysop tools removed, editor rights left (can't remove them from here). Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 18:13, 21 July 2011 (UTC)


Tirinto has been unactive for more than six months, according to local policies he should loose his flag. --Vituzzu 10:43, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done -- Dferg ☎ talk 10:46, 23 July 2011 (UTC)


RFA is supposed to close tomorrow, flags assigned by mistake. --Savhñ 15:16, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Es correcto lo que plantea Savh, la CAB cierra mañana. Los permisos fueron otorgados antes de tiempo. lau 15:19, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done - Ya son 3 burócratas locales los que me lo han pedido (uno en mi página de discusión aquí) así que he procedido a retirarle los botones. Saludos, -- Dferg ☎ talk 15:22, 23 July 2011 (UTC)


Please remove my access levels. NonvocalScream 06:58, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done. --Mercy 07:27, 24 July 2011 (UTC)


The user is absent for more than 3 years. I have mailed the user but no responses at all. He was not a community elected administrator (I don't see any discussion on bnwikt pages). I also see nothing in the SRP archives. As he was not a community elected sysop and inactive for a long time, I ask for this removal. — Tanvir | Talk ] 09:01, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

He was promoted by Anthere on 2005 per request. I'd ask for a community discussion regarding this first. What do others think? -- Dferg ☎ talk 09:43, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Uh.. oh.. I did not find that, but that was not per community consensus, and there was no such request in that time on Bengali Wiktioanry. I think, he got permanent access because steward did not have a policy to grant temp access that time. Now, there is no community in bnwikt. I am the only active user there. ¿So I am the community, and I can decide? I think not. So, it's up to you. Thanks! — Tanvir | Talk ] 10:13, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
  Done really don't see any community. Matanya 16:05, 24 July 2011 (UTC)


I want to remove my flag on this wiki. Becuase I don't want to live in on-line world. So, please remove my flag. Thanks in advance. --SEVEREN 01:40, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. LeinaD (t) 01:45, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


Temporarily very busy with my official schedule. Not enough time to be involved in the activities of mlwiki. Sidharthan 02:25, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done. -- Mentifisto 02:27, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


Temporarily very busy with my official schedule. Not enough time to be involved in the activities of mlwiki. Sidharthan 02:25, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done; thanks for your work! -- Mentifisto 02:27, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


In recent months I had no time for wiki, and in nearest future there is no chances for any changes in this matter, so I have to ask for removal of my rights at pl.wikipedia --Red 81 15:21, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done thanks for your work. Matanya 15:24, 27 July 2011 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop and bureaucrat flags at polish Wikisource. Thanks in advance, Awersowy 20:09, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done thank you for your work. DarkoNeko 20:35, 27 July 2011 (UTC)


Please remove my admin flag on de.wikipedia. Thank you. Best wishes, --Tröte 15:39, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done Thank you very much for your service fr33kman 15:51, 28 July 2011 (UTC)


Please, revoke my sysop flag on this site since I am inactive there — vvvt 16:14, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. --Mercy 16:16, 30 July 2011 (UTC)


Please, revoke my sysop flag on this site since I am inactive there — vvvt 16:14, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. --Mercy 16:16, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Temporary permissions (expired and rejected requests only)

Seksen iki yüz kırk beş@trwikinews

Please grant temporary sysop status per the discussion above. There is very little Wikinews community, but Turkish Wikipedians support the request. Thanks. Seksen iki yüz kırk beş 10:06, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Granted temporarily for a period of 6 months expiring 4 July 2011. - Andre Engels 14:08, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
removed Matanya 07:56, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


Temporary access to import pages from other wikis using XML dumps.  ono  16:03, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Done. Temporary import access granted for 2 weeks as of today to expire 05/07/2011. Local bureaucrat agreement.
-- Dferg ☎ talk 16:07, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Removed the expired import flag.--Jusjih 06:39, 5 July 2011 (UTC)


please wait at least a week for a community response--Nick1915 - all you want 16:17, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
  Done, expires: 06/07/2011 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks --dferg ☎ talk 12:14, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
removed Matanya 07:38, 6 July 2011 (UTC)


Michaelovic, please place a local request and wait for a week. --Jyothis 18:04, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Dear Jyothis, I don't need another local request, based on what Dferg told me. I quote: "You can, of course, come back to meta few days after the term expires and request a renewal of your term (or if the community has grown, hold another vote and reach more voters so that you can get permanent adminship)." So what he is basicly saying is: Another vote is for permanent adminship, not for the renewal of the temp. adminship. Thank you. Michaelovic 18:17, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
Since you atleast have a couple of more admins around in arcwiki, I would still request you to place a local request in the village pump or main page talk for a week. if there are no objections, we can extend your temp adminship. No offence, just following the protocol, thats all :) --Jyothis 19:11, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
You've always to inform your local community because it's the procedure and, above all, for reaching comments about your sysop' work... this praxis was implicit in dferg' suggestion. Thanks--Nick1915 - all you want 19:23, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
See here Evaluation Michaelovic as admin where people had the change to object against me being admin. I gave them a week (since the 3rd). There are no objections. Please could you renew my term now? Thanks in advance. Michaelovic 13:37, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
  Done, expires in 6 months; the 11-07-2011. Please remember not to translate the interface locally and to upload images to commons. Thanks, --dferg ☎ talk 19:20, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
removed Matanya 05:36, 11 July 2011 (UTC)


Thank you! ― Teak 20:55, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

  •   Done Expires on July 15, 2011 -- Wutsje 06:59, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
removed Matanya 07:05, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


This is my new request. I have got 2 votes in support and 0 is oppose. Vibhijain 15:30, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

  Done, expires: 26/07/2011. Please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and preferably upload images to Wikimedia Commons. To prolong your adminship, please come back a few days before the status expires or hold a local election if the community grows. Thanks. -- Dferg ☎ talk 15:49, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
removed Matanya 07:22, 26 July 2011 (UTC)


It's a recently created project, which still need some adjusts (like this). The community is still very small and at this moment, we don't have any other sysop. I have support in another one-week discussion and it would be better to extend for more than a month this time, if you don't mind. Thanks in advance, CasteloBrancomsg 17:18, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

  Done - Granted temp admin access, expires on 26-07-2011 -Barras 17:41, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
removed Matanya 07:22, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Miscellaneous requests


Please grant import for the import for this new project. Huib talk Abigor 11:03, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done to expire 19.7.2011 Matanya 11:07, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Removed by Laaknor. Ruslik 18:45, 12 July 2011 (UTC)


Have juste the "importupload" right to import the 7,2 Mio XML file from betawikiversity to arwikiversity wich contain all page in the AR-and-its-sub category of betawikiversity. This right is temporary for 1 week (time to correctly import all pages. I'm staying in #wikimedia-stewards IRC Channel for any discussion (dcrochet nick) . Crochet.david 10:39, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done for one week, expires 19 July 2011. Let us know if you're done earlier. Jafeluv 10:50, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
The right can be remove for me, the work will be do by a better than me for the export/import. thank you anyway for your help. Crochet.david 11:42, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Removed. -- Dferg ☎ talk 11:45, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

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