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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]

The following discussion is closed: Account not created

Dele T

  • Projects where I'm involved:
  • E-mail address:
  • Reason why I need an account: Preciso de uma conta comfirmada com o projeto. --Diabe Tx (talk) 19:58, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Diabe Tx, not done. This user is apparently blocked on If you wish to have your account unblocked, you must speak to the community and admins. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 16:47, 13 March 2015 (UTC)


  • Projects where I'm involved: English Wikipedia,, Semantic MediaWiki
  • E-mail address: nobelx at
  • Reason why I need an account: I was trying to let someone know that the FAQ is out of date and could use some love. Please see phab:T1201. It's a silly reason, but I don't know how else to help. --Ckoerner (talk) 17:07, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Ckoerner, Phab seems to say this is done (is that true?) - regardless, thanks for the notice. If you still need an account, let me know. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 16:53, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Nope, I'm good now User:PEarley (WMF), thanks for checking in.

Resident Mario[edit]

  • Projects where I'm involved: w:en:User:Resident Mario
  • E-mail address:
  • Reason why I need an account: I'm a writer at the Signpost and I'd like to create an account because, as fun as it is to parse through various staffers making small changes to their WMF userpages every month, I'd quite like to...not have to do that. To that effect I need an account so I can set up a related-changes tracker for myself and other writes, as I did for instance here on the meta-wiki. Resident Mario (talk) 14:34, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
While I'm here, @PEarley (WMF):: wmf:Minutes/2015-02-06, under "Strategy update and annual plan" the first word should be "Lila", not "Lile" :). Reading it I was very briefly very confused. ResMar 01:08, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Resident Mario, account created - check your email for a temp password. Looks like Steinsplitter got the typo, though (cheers, Steinsplitter). PEarley (WMF) (talk) 15:18, 7 April 2015 (UTC)


  • Projects where I'm involved: Arabic wiki,[[1]]
  • E-mail address: omda4wady at
  • Reason why I need an account: Participating in developing Arabic Wikivoyage. --Omda4wady (talk) 13:07, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Omda4wady, great to hear about progress on an Arabic Wikivoyage. What, specifically, would you like to do on the Foundation wiki? PEarley (WMF) (talk) 14:55, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • PEarley (WMF) , I am interesting in participating WMF activities on MENA region . Thanks Omda4wady (talk) 08:11, 16 April 2015 (UTC)