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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

Requests for regular adminship

Requests for temporary adminship

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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


I did about 900 translation. I'm project manager at Local Wikipedia. Our other translation manager is not active. Taking this task, I think I can contribute better in Meta. And other sister projects. And I translating in messages from the village fountain. I think I have the necessary experience. Uğurkent (talk) 20:13, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your translations! But what are a project manager and "your translation manager"? You don't mention any translation administration work; please prepare some pages for translation as described in mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example and Meta:Translate extension, then link them here, --Nemo 20:32, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Uğurkent, could you please reply? --MF-W 15:18, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Uğurkent. Do you know what this permission does? Do you have TA elsewhere? Have you marked other pages for translation? What do you want to do with these rights? FuzzyDiceTalk 05:10, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm the project manager I love to help. WikiBronze, translation manager saying I was talking about. Some I could not turn the pages, this technique will work together better translations. Sometimes I see wrong and unnecessary translation. I'll try to have all sorts of translation. Uğurkent (talk) 05:53, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Please note that you do not need this permission to translate. I see you have made 800+ translations here which is a good thing. Autopatrol may be better for you at this time, which you have already requested at another admin's talk page. FuzzyDiceTalk 22:20, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Indeed you do not need translation adminship to make "better translations". You don't need autopatrol either. Do you envision any circumstances where you will need to use the rights attached to translation-admins? --MF-W 12:02, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Sometimes when translating, I see that not published my translation. You do not have permission to translate warns involved. I think I can use this right, correctly. --Uğurkenttalk 12:18, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Translate on this wiki never requires special permissions for any translation. If there's something you think should be translated and doesn't work for you, please report it. --Nemo 22:13, 12 September 2014 (UTC)


This request is scheduled to be closed on 08:00, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

I realised that [1] left me the translation adminship flag which was part of sysop package and I had never formally asked from the community, so I figured it would be better to remediate later rather than never.

I'm a translation admin on several wikis; "staff" group member on, for which I manage the support; a Translate extension patch contributor, bug reporter/triager, co-author of Nikerabbit's docs and Mass migration tools mentor. As translation admin I'm mostly active on to set up the help pages: on Meta I need the flag to do pretty much anything as needed, usually stuff too tricky or arcane even for the hard-working Meta translation admins to handle. Blabla X years, Y edits blabla.

I hope Meta finds my service worth of my request. Regards, Nemo 08:02, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Support Sure --Stryn (talk) 16:13, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
No reason to remove. Good work with translations. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:21, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Support Strong support This is a no-brainer. We should move on to a regular rfa already. Theo10011 (talk) 18:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Support Support--Kolega2357 (talk) 18:36, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Support Sure --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:48, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm against removal and would prefer Nemo to get the administrator flag back. Vogone (talk) 21:36, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
@Nemo: Why not RFA? --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:16, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes I agree with both of you. I think Nemo would be a good RFA candidate. Eurodyne (talk | contribs) 03:18, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
SupportDerHexer (Talk) 23:27, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yes, he's awesome. odder (talk) 11:59, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't think this request is necessary since even though the shameful request for desysopping was carried out, the one who did it knew we would have a problem if Nemo wouldn't be a translation administrator anymore. Support Support of course. --MF-W 17:52, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes Experienced user with translation extension. He has my trust. Alan (talk) 18:11, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Is there a reason to oppose? No. Support. --Goldenburg111 21:32, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Sure, there are good contributions. --Uğurkenttalk 17:24, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Sure --.snoopy. 18:46, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Fine by me. Eurodyne (talk) 22:35, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Why not? -FASTILY 06:26, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - he paid me to do this ..... :P ..--Stemoc 11:50, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support definitely Jianhui67 talkcontribs 07:17, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Definitely. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 12:17, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, please do continue your work and thanks for the contributions. --Glaisher (talk) 16:00, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

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Requests for bot flags

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