Request for an account on the Foundation wiki

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This page is for requesting the creation of a user account on the Wikimedia Foundation's website (not on any other wiki).
  1. To ensure that users are already familiar with the policies of at least one Wikimedia project, those applying for an account should be administrators or active editors in good standing [on any Wikimedia wiki], particularly active editors and translators on Meta and movement-level projects, or members of a Wikimedia committee or Chapter. Creation of an account is not automatic and is subject to approval.
  2. To ensure that requests are not forged, only registered users on Meta can submit requests. Please keep this page on your watchlist and check back on your request; you may be asked for more information before a request is accepted or rejected. If you do not respond, your request may be removed.
  3. After seeing your request fulfilled, please archive your section. Thanks!

Please provide:

  • your username, with a link to a Wikimedia project where you are an admin or the names of the committee(s) or local chapters of which you are a member
  • a valid email address (not Special:Emailuser. We need a valid e-mail address to plug into the "create an account by e-mail" form.)
  • the reason(s) you need an account
  • your dated signature

Please note: You do not need an account on the Foundation wiki to help with most translations, and requests for accounts simply to translate will be denied. Translation work is done here on Meta-Wiki so that many people can collaborate and so that pages can be proofread before being published. If you wish to apply to do "WikiGnome work" please first spend time being active on Foundation wiki feedback or other Meta-/Foundation-level projects.

Thank you for your interest!

Requesting an account[edit]


  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:wikipedia, a few dozen others.
  • E-mail address: bd2412 at
  • Reason why I need an account: To provide constructive feedback on Wikimedia activities. To begin with, although I generally appreciate the utility of the Media Viewer, when I click on a picture of a staff member on the staff page, I would expect to be taken to their user page, not to a blowup of that picture. Also, I need a study performed of how non-Wikipedian readers approach disambiguation pages and hatnotes. Other things will surely follow. Cheers! --BD2412 T 19:51, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    There's almost no place to provide feedback on the Foundation wiki -- most of that is on Meta, MediaWiki, and the English Wikipedia (also some off-wiki fora such as the mailing lists). If the images were changed to go to the user page, there might be issues with attribution. Other than that, assuming a link to the description page is added, it sounds like a great suggestion for FWF. If you would like to fix some other layout issues you notice, then then might be a valid reason for an account. You don't need to use the Foundation wiki to conduct or request research either. I certainly think you're trusted enough for an account there, but that's a WMF staff decision. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:43, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
    Fair enough. Thanks for the feedback. BD2412 T 19:24, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
    BD2412, PiRSquared has covered it, I certainly agree that you are a trusted user - however, we are only activating accounts for very specific purposes, usually content-related (e.g., updating chapter activities/docs). That said, if you have more specific work you'd like to do apart from the above, let me know. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 17:26, 9 September 2014 (UTC)


  • Bertolt Brecht's Antigone: w:en:link, n:zh:link2, etc.
  • foo at
  • Editing and revising the page for Bertolt Brecht's Antigone as it is currently a stub: Blah blah blah. --Tania224 (talk) 20:04, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Tania224, I don't think you're looking for an account on the Foundation Wiki (wmf:Main Page) -- I think you're just looking to continue working on improving Wikipedia. (Thanks for that!) The Foundation Wiki is a pretty esoteric and low traffic site, essentially the corporate face of the Wikimedia Foundation, with info about its board and staff, its policies, etc. This page is just for requesting editing access to that wiki, which many volunteers help out with. -Pete F (talk) 20:09, 10 September 2014 (UTC)[edit]

  • Projects where I'm involved: I have no active project on wiki yet.
  • E-mail address:
  • Reason why I need an account: I like wiki and I want to be part of it. I am a practicing physician with master degree in tumor biology which make me able to add in both basic science and clinical oncology. I also would like to link my donation to my account rather than registering every time. Thanks


  • Hi. It looks like you are trying to create a Wikipedia account. You can do so here: create account. Even though creating a Wikipedia account is quick and easy (as long as you follow the username policy), you don't even need an account to edit Wikipedia (or any other [public] Wikimedia project for that matter). I don't know what you mean by creating an account to donate, but I am not aware of any way to link Wikipedia usernames to donations (other than actually analyzing collected raw logs, which only certain WMF employees can do anyway). What you requested here is a completely different kind of account (for the Wikimedia Foundation's own wiki, which is located here). Sorry for any confusion. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:17, 2 October 2014 (UTC)


  • Projects where I'm involved: See user page.
  • E-mail address: krassotkin at
  • Reason why I need an account: for updating and improvement information about Wikimedia RU. ----sasha (krassotkin) 10:04, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
  • krassotkin, thanks for helping with Wikimedia RU pages. I have emailed a temp password to you; please reset at your earliest convenience. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Thank you! --sasha (krassotkin) 07:03, 9 October 2014 (UTC)


  • Projects where I'm involved: [[1]]
  • E-mail address:
  • Reason why I need an account: I need an wikimedia account to update profile picture. --Rutusha (talk) 09:28, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Which profile picture are you talking about? You could also ask at FWF if you want to make just one edit. --Glaisher (talk) 10:50, 18 October 2014 (UTC)


BSitzmann (WMF)[edit]

It appears there has been a misunderstanding about the blog drafting process (which I just let the Apps team know about independently) - posts are drafted here on Meta: . That said, you should probably have an account anyway as WMF employee - the LCA team will know. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 21:37, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:link, n:zh:link2, etc.
  • E-mail address:
  • Reason why I need an account: I am working for HP , I would like to add my profile to Wiki . The most important stuff are , i would like to contribute some documents in terms of Helion , OpenStack etc and adjustment on existed documents --Usultrared (talk) 10:14, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:link, n:zh:link2, etc.
  • E-mail address: foo at
  • Reason why I need an account: Blah blah blah. --Mariamgmez (talk) 20:03, 25 October 2014 (UTC)



  • Projects where I'm involved: w:mediawiki.
  • E-mail address: 01tonythomas at
  • Reason why I need an account: I volunteer in developing the BounceHandler extension for MediaWiki which is going to install in en-wiki soon. I am passionate about the Wikimedia Community, and of course the foundation. --01tonythomas (talk) 06:12, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Nicolas ANCEAU[edit]

Nicolas ANCEAU


  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:wikipedia
  • E-mail address: abutorsam007 at
  • Reason why I need an account: Wikimedia Foundation always inspires me, I am active editor on w:en:User:!dea4u. I wish to be part of it because i can feel it in my blood, the transparency it offers, it empowers me in contributing for knowledge which is made available for whole world free of cost. I believe in making my best effort for achieving the goal of Wikimedia Foundation. Thanks. -- !dea4u  10:04, 19 November 2014 (UTC)


  • Projects where I'm involved: commons,,,
  • E-mail address: john.cummings at
  • Reason why I need an account: I would like to ask a question about Wikipedia Zero, the wording on the main Wikipedia Zero page is unclear. --Mrjohncummings (talk) 23:38, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Just ask the question here, on FWF, or on a relevant mailing list. You don't need an account for that. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:06, 16 November 2014 (UTC)


  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:link, n:zh:link2, etc.
  • E-mail address: foo at
  • Reason why I need an account: Blah blah blah. --Bacxadoa1990 (talk) 15:29, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

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Tanweer Morshed[edit]


  • Projects where I'm involved: Meta, etc.
  • E-mail address: allen.nguyen792a18 at
  • Reason why I need an account: For Wikimedia Foundation global central account I need. --Allen (talk to me! / ctrb / E-mail me) 16:46, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
What you are looking for is Special:CentralAuth/Allen2 and you already have it. Account on WMF wiki is assigned only for some specific purposes. ~ Nahid Talk 18:08, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Allen, firstly, if you think you are going to get an account on the Foundation wiki to bother WMF staff about your blocks, you are very wrong. Staff won't unblock you no matter what. Contact the admin who blocked you in one month. Secondly, as a Nahid said you need it for a specific purpose like updating Wikimedia chapters and such. You probably don't know what that is so, feel free to apply in the future. Do you have another reason why you need an account? Please note read #1 at the top of this page. Eurodyne (talk) 00:26, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
@Eurodyne: I need Wikimedia Foundation account as I need one in the central future. I created the forum site which is being related to Wikimedia Foundation, so let them respond I have utility management there. In December 9th, I'll be responded by Technical 13 by mail, so I'll make him join Google+. --Allen (talk to me! / ctrb / E-mail me) 00:52, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm not staff, but you (1) don't meet criterion #1 (you're blocked on enwiki) and (2) don't even seem to know what a Foundation Wiki account is for (and don't need one). Sorry, but I can almost certainly guarantee staff will decline this request. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:55, 23 November 2014 (UTC)