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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


My one-year temporary adminship is up. I would like to request either regular adminship or an additional year with temporary adminship. The rights have helpful in executing my role as vice-chair of the Affiliations Committee and I try to help with regular wiki maintenance when I can. My rights will primarily be used to help with affiliate related content. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 01:36, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

  • As I see not very many administrative actions (not counting translation-admin actions, since you have that separately) and gaps in editing activity (typically a few consecutive days of activity each month) I'd prefer a continued temporary adminship. --MF-W 11:29, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I'd be OK with continued temporary adminship (for another year). Thanks for your work. Ajraddatz (talk) 22:13, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support OK Temporary adminship sounds okay at this time. Eurodyne (talk) 22:24, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support for tempadmin for another year. — revi^ 08:34, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support OK --►Cekli829 18:11, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support continued temporary adminship for another year. Snowolf How can I help? 14:52, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support for temporary or regular adminship Aude (talk) 15:08, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


I don't usually nominate folks for adminship or any other rights, unless I genuinely believe that a project would benefit from it. In my humble opinion that's clearly the case here. Stemoc might look like a newbie to some people (which I don't blame them), but that will change when I say that he was formerly active as Cometstyles (talk · contribs). As Cometstyles he had admin and bureaucrat rights on this project (previous RfA and RfB) and he also had the global rollback rights from 2008 until February 2009. Due to some disagreements he left back then, though in good standing. It's a while ago, I know, but now he is back, and fully. He is active in placing tags on vandalism and spam pages, and reverting vandalism. Both in the SWMT as here on Meta. He is very friendly and always happy to help people; both here and on IRC. Which is why I think he should be given back the admin tools on this "new" account of him - like he also requested lately. Last but not least, he accepted my nomination. Trijnsteltalk 22:46, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

I totally accept :) ..--Stemoc 00:09, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - as nom. Trijnsteltalk 22:46, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, per the nom. Savhñ 22:52, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Why not? Alan (talk) 22:56, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Sure. Natuur12 (talk) 23:01, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support I enjoy working with this user especially in the cvn-sw IRC channel. This user has helped me a lot and is super friendly! Good luck! --Eurodyne (talk) 02:38, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Yes definitely. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 04:32, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Welcome back :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 04:41, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support encounter with his works on commons sometimes. Welcome back :) ~ Nahid Talk 07:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. --Glaisher (talk) 15:21, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Welcome back! Jianhui67 talkcontribs 15:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Cometeeeey :DDDD --MF-W 17:34, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support OK --►Cekli829 18:11, 29 September 2014 (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

None currently

See also