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Stewards are users with the permission and authority to use any part of the MediaWiki interface on any wiki. Stewards work with communities to address issues facing them locally such as disputes, abusive or disruptive behaviour as well as global issues such as disruptive behaviour across multiple wikis. This includes global and local right assignment, use of routine administrator permissions (delete, blocking, etc.) on local wikis and in a global sense (locking accounts, renaming them, etc.), CheckUser and Suppressor permissions, and more. In addition, stewards are empowered to make adjustments to specific user rights granted to all global roles, adding or removing privileges as appropriate, provided they conform to the spirit of the specific role approved by the community.

Stewards serve as Bureaucrats on Meta, replacing the Meta Bureaucrat role.

Users may nominate themselves or other users to fulfill the Steward role, or the current Stewards may call for an election if they, as a group, decide more Stewards are needed. After an accepted nomination, self-nomination, or Steward-requested election is called, any Miraheze user who created their account prior to the permissions request in question will be allowed to express positive, opposing, or neutral !votes on the nominee(s). Any other Miraheze users may ask pertinent questions related to a nominee(s)' suitability or otherwise add comments in the comments section of the permission request.

  • Users will be given an adequate time to comment on nominations
  • Any issues raised should be acknowledged or fixed by the nominee
  • If possible, any issues raised should be addressed before the closing of the nomination/election
  • Users may  Support/  Neutral/ Oppose nominees, but this alone will not decide the outcome
  • An existing Steward will close the nomination/election after taking into consideration the arguments made, not just the support/oppose count
  • In order to fulfill their role, Stewards are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with WikiTide Foundation since they have access to private user information

A request will be considered successful if all of the following conditions are met:

  • At least 15 users support
  • There is a support ratio of at least 80%
  • a minimum period of seven (7) days has elapsed since start of voting

Delegation of rights

In the event of an increase in requests for Steward assistance, Stewards may delegate some of these responsibilities to other users. As an example, routine administrator actions may be delegated to Global Sysops or similar, if a need arises.

Removal and readdition of rights


Stewards who do not participate in the community in some form (responding to questions, dealing with issues, administrative tasks on Meta as a minimum) for 6 months will be deemed inactive and will have their Steward rights revoked. For the purpose of community, this includes all wikis and Phorge.

This is and should be seen as a pretty relaxed requirement. Like everyone else here, Stewards are volunteers. Stewards should feel comfortable performing any of their responsibilities when it is possible for them to do so. Six months time should be enough time for any Steward logging in to acknowledge their responsibilities. This inactivity requirement is mainly to prevent having users with elevated access after they have moved on.

Revocation of rights

Stewards can have their permission revoked through a vote of no confidence or a request for removal.

  • The person starting the vote or opening the request must provide a valid reason for removal of Steward rights (mistrust, abuse, inactivity, etc.)
  • At least 15 users must support on the vote of no confidence or request for removal (the same number of users required to appoint a Steward)
  • A period of seven (7) days has elapsed since the start of voting

If at least 51% of user comments are for the removal of rights, then the Steward shall remove their own rights upon closure of the vote or have their rights removed by another Steward.

If Stewards as a group feel that a user is intentionally calling for votes of no confidence or requests for removal without valid reasons, Stewards may decide to ignore requests or votes started by said user. If there is actually an issue, another user may bring it up with the Stewards.

Readdition of rights

A Steward who lost their rights for any reason must successfully reapply for rights again per the appointment section above.

Term length

Stewards terms are not limited to a set time length. Users may call for a vote of non-confidence or request for removal at any time, as above.

List of current Stewards

+/- User name Languages spoken Other rights Libera Chat nickname on IRC
1108-Kiju ja, en-3, ko-2, zh-2 administrator, wiki creator kiju1108
NotAracham en, es-1, ja-1 administrator, wiki creator NotAracham
Raidarr en-N administrator, wiki creator
Reception123 ro, en-5, fr-4, es-1, de-1 administrator, wiki creator, technology team Reception123
Void en, es-2 administrator, wiki creator, technology team Voidwalker

Timeline of past and current Stewards

The following is a chart of stewards/el.
User:1108-KijuUser:NotArachamUser:Agent IsaiUser:Reception123User:RaidarrUser:DmehusUser:開拓者User:VoidUser:SouthparkfanUser:NDKillaUser:John

Revision history

The following Requests for Comment have shaped this policy.