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This page hosts requests for administrator access on the Meta-Wiki; for requesting administrator access on any other wiki, please see the index of request and proposal pages, where a Steward can do the job if required. Bureaucrat, checkuser and bot requests are also made here. Before making a request here, please see the administrator policy.

Requests should be listed here for at least seven days; bureaucrats should only close after this minimum time. Adminship will be granted by a support ratio of at least 75%. If a request hasn't been addressed by a bureaucrat after a lengthy period of time, please leave a note at Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. Requests may be extended, or put on hold by bureaucrats, pending decision or finding of consensus.

Requests for temporary adminship and bot requests may be less formal and often go for a shorter duration if consensus becomes clear after only a few days of discussion.

All editors with an account on Meta, at least one active account on any Wikimedia project, and a link between the two, may participate in any request and give their opinion of the candidate. However, more active Meta editors' opinions may be given additional weight in controversial cases.

See below for information on prerequisites on submitting a request, and how to add a nomination.
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Note that this page is for access on Meta only. See the Steward requests/Permissions page for adminship/deadminship requests on other projects.

Regular adminship

  1. Before requesting admin access, please ensure you meet all of the minimum criteria:
    • Have a user page on Meta, with links to the user pages on other participated projects. This can state that SUL is activated or be provided via a Wiki matrix if that is not possible.
    • Have a valid contact address (either a confirmed email address in preferences, or a valid email address on the user page).
    • Be a currently active contributor on Meta. This is a subjective, not an objective, measure and there is no official post count.
  2. As Meta has a cross-wiki role, admins here are expected to have cross wiki experience. SUL confirmation or a matrix will ensure that editing on other wikis can be easily seen. It would be expected that those seeking adminship here would have both reasonable experience here and on other wikis.
  3. Given the multi-lingual nature of Meta, {{#babel:}} information will be of use to others.
  4. Place a request on this page, by transcluding a subpage, for example {{Meta:Requests for adminship/Example}}. Please put the newest request on the top. Bear in mind that even if you do meet the criteria above this does not mean that the community will automatically approve a request. Please add a minimum ending date to the election, allowing a full 7 day period from the first timestamp:
    ''Ending {{subst:#time:j F Y H:i|+1 week}} UTC''

Please note: Ill-considered nominations for adminship can be draining and deflating to both the community and the candidate. Any successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate sufficient experience within the Wikimedia community, in addition to a familiarity with Meta-Wiki. If a candidate is not already a local administrator or holder of advanced permissions on a Wikimedia content project, he or she is less likely pass a request for adminship here at Meta-Wiki.


Add your request below under the bureaucratship section. Please note:

  • Only active administrators can become bureaucrats, and only after at least 6 months of regular adminship.
  • User is endorsed by two current bureaucrats after he/she nominates themselves here.

If you fail any of these requirements, you will not be assigned the bureaucrat flag. For more information see Meta:Bureaucrats.

Other access

For these types of access, create a subpage just as you would for regular adminship and add it to the appropriate section of this page.
  • Temporary adminship: If you need temporary sysop access for a particular reason (such as ability to edit protected pages), you may request temporary adminship on meta. In this case, adminship shall be granted with no requirements and approval, but the user will promise to limit their activity to the necessity of what they asked for. Temporary sysop access will normally be valid for one month.
  • Bot: Please read the bot policy. This wiki allows global bots and automatic approval of certain types of bots; for other bots, add your request below under the bot section, in the same way as an admin request.
  • CheckUser: please read the CheckUser policy and add your request below under the checkuser section, in the same way as an admin request.
  • Oversight: please read the Oversight policy and add your request below under the oversight section, in the same way as an admin request.
  • Translation administrator: please read Meta:Translation administrator and Meta:Translate extension. No fixed time limit for these requests is defined, and there are no particular requirements; if you provide a valid reason your request will be granted.
  • Centralnotice administrator: was added as a way to avoid granting the full administrator rights package to those who primarily only need to edit banner campaigns. Because of the potentially huge impact of banners on the wikis, this should be granted carefully and sparingly.
For these types of access, just ask on Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat.
  • MassMessage sender: please read about MassMessage, and provide a clear reason for requesting access. Specify a duration, or specifically request ongoing if needed.
  • Uploaders
Global renamer permissions are handled at Steward requests/Global permissions.

Requests for regular adminship


Mardetanha (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)

Ending 20:20, 4 March 2015‎ (UTC)

Currently involved with translations, Mardetanha was recently de-adminned, but would like to return to doing regular maintenance on Meta. -- Mentifisto 21:21, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

I'd be more than happy to serve meta in all my capabilities Mardetanha talk 21:49, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support YES, I'm the first one to vote, recently, mardetanha's review on Mjbmr account was helpful.--AldNonymousBicara? 21:45, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Avi (talk) 21:48, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Green Giant (talk) 22:00, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose @Aldnonymous: what review? how he can review my account? and I can't his. he is a intruder, he invaded users privacy, now he's trying to be a good guy. Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 22:18, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Weak support Why not? Alan (talk) 23:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support as nom. -- Mentifisto 23:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support meets the criteria for meta adminship, trusted user.  — billinghurst sDrewth
  • Support Support -- ARASH PT  talk  05:32, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support per Alan :P Jianhui67 talkcontribs 05:37, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Eurodyne (talk) 05:52, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Why not? -FASTILY 07:31, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose no need for the sysop tools. In the past six months, Mardetanha has made one request for deletion in December (which he could have performed as a steward under the MSR if he was up-to-date on policies). Ajraddatz (talk) 08:05, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    My Crat,OS and CU flag went on hiatus due to my admin flag removal, I have been needing them more recently. Mardetanha talk 10:00, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    Could some bureaucrat please confirm that the CU/OS flags removed during the inactivity process would indeed be restored in case of a successful RFA? Vogone (talk) 14:30, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    As a bureaucrat, I am not of the opinion that that would be the correct thing to do. --MF-W 14:43, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    As a former crat, I should say, Meta has no CU/OS/Crat inactivity policy to remove any person's right based on that, and honestly I found my CU/OS/Crat flag removal really unorthodox, so they only logical explanation would be to put those access on hiatus Mardetanha talk 15:10, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    I would be very uncomfortable with someone automatically becoming a CU/OS just because they happened to be one a while ago. What exactly do you need those rights for that you can't already do with your steward bit? What would you use 'crat rights for, considering renaming is now done by stewards/global renamers and the only thing that 'crats do is grant and remove certain user rights? Ajraddatz (talk) 16:28, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    why automatic? There has been successful RFCU and RFOS, I have been using those rights as needed, In the past weeks there has been incidents that convinced me, I would need my rights back, on the other hand, given your words it is not much of big deal, it won't add much anything to me just to ease my job fighting with vandals. Mardetanha talk 16:36, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    CU and OS bits are never restored when removed, nor a crat could ever do that, since the procedure is normed here and here. «The community must approve local CheckUsers (stewards not counting as local CheckUsers) per consensus. The user requesting CheckUser status must request it within his local community and advertise this request properly (village pump, mailing list when available, ...). The editor must be familiar with the privacy policy. After gaining consensus (at least 70%-80% in pro/con voting or the highest number of votes in multiple choice elections) in his local community, and with at least 25-30 editors' approval, the user should list himself under Steward requests/Permissions with a link to the page with the community's decision.» --M/ (talk) 21:08, 26 February 2015 (UTC) (Post scriptum. Admin and bureaucrat bits can be indeed handled differently when user relinquished them uncontroversially, but this does not apply to CU/OS bits. Please refer to past requests handled recently on (1 and 2).
    M7 as local crat (though it is question for all crats), would you please tell me why my rights (OS/CU) were removed then? under what or which policy ? even if I have been inactive as an admin, it has nothing to do with my other advanced rights? Mardetanha talk 21:19, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    Inactivity. Local advanced rights are always removed in these cases. The definition of an Oversighter on meta is Users with access to the oversight tool (called oversighters) are highly trusted administrators. --M/ (talk) 21:45, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    It was not like this before you didn't have to be admin to be oversighter (in old days it was revision deletion rather than new system), My OS flag went on hiatus automatically because my admin flag removed, so if it going to be reinstated, other rights should be treated in the same way,, and even if we accept your reading of that policy, it has nothing to do with CU flag, as crat, I do expect you to be guardian of policies Mardetanha talk 21:53, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    You could certainly ask for other opinions, but to reinstate OS or CU flag without a vote would be - per policy - unfeasible and also unconvenient, since there will be for sure people not agreeing with that action. Once lost, for whatever reason, a new election for those two local rights has to be done. --M/ (talk) 21:59, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    Would you please kindly point me to the policy "Once lost, for whatever reason, a new election for those two local rights has to be done.", it was not lost, it was wrongly removed, and as local crat, i was expecting you (not you per se all crats) to voice against it, but since my first rule of editing was to avoid wiki-dramas, I didn't bring it on wiki (I sent an email to steward-l regarding possible breach of policy), though I have no problem going through RFCU and RFSO again, but it is clear you reading of policy is wrong. Mardetanha talk 22:06, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    Please re-read above provided links. I also remember you mailed about that and there were also onwiki discussions where no consensus was reached. --M/ (talk) 22:14, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    Sorry, I have feeling you deliberately ignore my question, I am asking about policies which my rights were removed? 22:17, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    a) Your rights were removed since you were no longer an admin locally. You have to be admin if you want to get advanced right flags on this wiki. Questions were raised on this point, but there was no consensus to change this practice.
    b) Your advanced local rights (CU / OS) will be restored only if you, after becoming admin again, reach the necessary consensus and take at least the number of votes stated in the policies. --M/ (talk) 22:22, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    So you accept my admin rights were removed because of my admin flag removal, as I told before we don't remove people rights for that reason, First It is not Meta policy, It is not wmf policy and it is even policy in any wiki, Those rights should be handed very carefully and should be taken away in same manner. There is no long-term practice about this, maybe one, but it doesn't make it practice, So those rights were removed completely against current policy. For being CU you don't have to be admin (We had it in somewikis. Again it is clear for me your understating is wrong. Mardetanha talk 22:29, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
    It's obvious that there are different opinions here, I think it's best to discontinue this discussion now... --MF-W 22:41, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Per Ajraddatz, MSR should be sufficient. For translation work no admin flag is needed. Vogone (talk) 13:56, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Happy to have Mardetanha back, helping out with maintenance here. Aude (talk) 23:40, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Kind of on the bridge here... --Atcovi (talk) 17:26, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Uğurkenttalk 20:17, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Requests for temporary adminship

None currently

Requests for bureaucratship

None currently

Requests for CheckUser access

"Meta:Requests for checkuser" redirects here. To request checkuser information, see Meta:Requests for CheckUser information.

None currently

Requests for Oversight access

None currently

Requests for translation adminship

None currently

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags


Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: I was asked to clean up Category:Pages with broken file links here at meta and follow up local file deletions.

Automatic or manually assisted: automatic

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): continuous

Programming language(s): Perl

--Krd 03:33, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Trial request: Hi Krd. Can you please perform a trial of 20/30 edits? Thanks. -- M\A 19:07, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
    I've just saw at your talk that there are still unresolved issues that may be addressed in february, so take your time and when everything is set up and working, run the test. Best regards, -- M\A 22:01, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
    I took the code live today for local and commons deletions to be unlinked, but there are no test cases so far.
    The edits the bot made today are result of a trial to clean up automatically, which doesn't seem to be a good idea (and has been permanently stopped) because there seem to be some intentional file redlinks. This is not really part of the intended bot job anyway but only an attempt to get and initial cleanup. --Krd 16:17, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

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