From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
(Redirected from Meta:Administrator)
Jump to: navigation, search
Translate this page; This page contains changes which are not marked for translation.

Other languages:
العربية • ‎مصرى • ‎asturianu • ‎azərbaycanca • ‎башҡортса • ‎беларуская • ‎български • ‎нохчийн • ‎čeština • ‎dansk • ‎Deutsch • ‎Zazaki • ‎Ελληνικά • ‎English • ‎Canadian English • ‎Esperanto • ‎español • ‎euskara • ‎فارسی • ‎français • ‎galego • ‎हिन्दी • ‎magyar • ‎Հայերեն • ‎Bahasa Indonesia • ‎italiano • ‎日本語 • ‎ქართული • ‎한국어 • ‎Kurdî • ‎Lëtzebuergesch • ‎lietuvių • ‎മലയാളം • ‎Bahasa Melayu • ‎नेपाली • ‎Nederlands • ‎occitan • ‎ਪੰਜਾਬੀ • ‎polski • ‎پښتو • ‎português • ‎português do Brasil • ‎română • ‎русский • ‎سنڌي • ‎Tašlḥiyt/ⵜⴰⵛⵍⵃⵉⵜ • ‎svenska • ‎ไทย • ‎Türkçe • ‎українська • ‎Tiếng Việt • ‎ייִדיש • ‎中文
Policies and guidelines Administrator policies and information
This page provides information on Meta administrators, and lays out relevant policies.
Meta-Wiki Administrator-2000px.png

An administrator is a user who can protect and unprotect pages, delete and undelete pages, block and unblock users, and perform a variety of other tasks (see full list here). To become an administrator, make a request at Requests for adminship and meet the requirements listed there and below.

For a list of administrators on other Wikimedia projects, see Administrators of Wikimedia projects.

For current administrators: Template:AdminWelcome contains some handy links.

For assistance from an admin, visit Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat.

Regular administrators are allowed to subscribe to metawiki-admins, a private mailing list. Should you wish to subscribe, you'll find the instructions on the mailing list page.

Policy for requesting adminship

To request administrator access on Meta, you need to:

  • Demonstrate cross-wiki experience (e.g., be a participant of at least two months' duration on at least one project other than Meta and the "home" project).
  • 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 an active contributor on Meta (this is a subjective, not objective, measure; there is no official edit-count).
  • Preferably add {{#babel}} to your user page, given the multilingual nature of Meta.

Ill-considered nominations for adminship can be draining and deflating to both community and candidate. Any successful candidate will need to demonstrate sufficient experience within the Wikimedia community, in addition to a familiarity with Meta. 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 at Meta.

The request is made at Requests for adminship, with at least one week allocated for the community to express opinions. The candidate will be named sysop here only if approved by at least 75% of participants. All active Meta-wiki editors may participate and give their opinion on the candidate. If your activity is outside Meta, but you have an opinion based on working with candidate in other Wikimedia projects, in support of or against the candidate, you are welcomed to submit it.

If the candidate becomes a sysop, they should add their name to Administrator list, and ensure they keep a valid user name page, links to at least one other project, and valid contact. Administrators not respecting these rules will be desysoped.

See also:


It is helpful for some people to have access to protected pages on Meta (related to languages files). In such cases, two options are possible:

  • Temporary unprotection of these pages, so that the user can quietly work on them for a limited time.
  • Temporary sysoping of the user so they can edit the protected pages. In this case, the adminship shall be granted with no requirements and approval, but the user will promise to limit their activity to the necessity of their local project. Preferably, the admin status will be temporary.

Limited administrator status

Administrator status can be granted in a limited or restricted way. Limits can be set in time and/or in scope (for example, an user can be granted limited administrator status to perform technical work for an indefinite period of time, or to assist in a specific task for a set period of time, etc.). Unless requested and granted otherwise, limited adminiship will have a duration of one month, after which rights will be removed. They are technically equivalent to regular administrators though they should only use their privilege with restraint and are usually subject to a different actitvity requirement. Limited administrators should avoid using their administrator tools for tasks they have not been authorized, and doing so will be grounds for immediate removal.

Policy for de-adminship


Any sysop inactive on Meta will be desysopped. "Inactivity" is normally defined as fewer than 10 logged actions in the past six months. Desysopping is formally undertaken at Meta:Administrators/Removal. Users who are desysopped may reapply through the regular avenue.

The next formal administrator review takes place on: 1 April 2018 (update)

Removal criteria
  1. Users who have made fewer than ten edits in the six months immediately before the removal date (April 1 or October 1) are desysopped without notice.
  2. Users who have made more than ten edits but fewer than ten actions requiring admin privileges in the same period are given a week to indicate they would like to retain their access. Users in this category are to be notified on the first day, and adminship is removed without notice on the seventh day if there is no response.

Involved administrators

Administrators should avoid using their tools in situations where they may not be impartial. Those situations include using the tools in disputes in which they are involved parties. If the administrator is in doubt, the administrator is encouraged to ask for opinions, or to ask another administrator to take the case to Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat.

List of administrators

The following users have sysop rights on Meta. (See also auto-generated lists of administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters and stewards.)

  • Last updated: 2018-02-12
User name Languages spoken Other rights
Ajraddatz en, fr-1 checkuser, steward
Amire80 ru, en-4, he-4, ca-3, it-2, eo-2, es-2, la-1, lt-1, am-1, ar-1 global sysop
Anthere fr, en-3
Az1568 en global rollbacker
Base uk, ru-4, en-2
Beetstra en global rollbacker
Billinghurst en global rollbacker, global sysop, ombudsman
Bsadowski1 en steward
Courcelles en, es-2, fr-2 global rollbacker, oversight
Danny B. cs, en-3, sk-3, fr-1, ru-1
Defender pt, en-2, es-1 steward
DerHexer de, en-3, es-2, grc-2, la-2 oversight, steward
EpochFail en, es-1
Herbythyme en, fr-2, es-1, it-1, la-1
Hoo man de, en-2 steward
Jusjih zh, en-3, fr-1, ko-1
Kaganer ru, en-1 translationadmin
Kaldari en
MarcoAurelio es, en-2, fr-2 bureaucrat, checkuser, oversight, steward
Matiia es, en-2 bureaucrat, steward
MF-Warburg de, en-3, fr-1, tet-1, la-1 bureaucrat, steward
Mxn en, es-2, vi-2
MZMcBride en, es-2
NahidSultan bn, en-3, bpy-1.05, as-1 steward
Pharos en, fr-1
RadiX pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, it-2, gl-1, sk-1, (sq, ms, hi)-0.5 steward
-revi ko, en-3 global renamer, global rollbacker
Shanmugamp7 ta, en-3 steward
Shizhao zh
Snowolf en, it
Stemoc en, hi
Steinsplitter de-4, en-2, it-2 global renamer
Stryn fi, en-2, sv-1 steward
Syum90 es, ca-3, simple-2 global rollbacker, global sysop
Tegel sv, en-3 steward
Teles pt, en-3, es-2 steward, ombudsman
Theo10011 en, de-2, fr-3, es-2, it-2, la-3, hi-5, ur-4, ar-1, sa-2, ks-2, mr-2, new-2, pa-2, gu-2
Trijnstel nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 checkuser, steward
Vituzzu it, scn, en-2, fr-2, la-1, es-1, pt-1 checkuser, steward
Vogone de, en-3, lt-2, fr-2, nl-1 global renamer, global rollbacker, global sysop
Xaosflux en, es-1 global edit filter helper

Temporary adminship or adminship by decree

  • Last updated: 2017-07-15 (edit)
Temporary Meta-Wiki administrators or Meta-Wiki administrators by decree
User name Request page Approved for Granted by Expiration time
Heather (WMF) (talk · contribs) None WMF staff work Jalexander-WMF N/A
WMFOffice (talk · contribs) None  To mirror global blocks locally on meta Jalexander-WMF N/A
GVarnum-WMF (talk · contribs) None WMF Contractor work - Communications Jalexander-WMF N/A
Delphine (WMF) (talk · contribs) None WMF staff work Jalexander-WMF N/A
Lustiger seth (talk · contribs) RfA SBL work MarcoAurelio N/A (but the user is required to sign on each October inactivity run their wish to renew for a new yearly term)
Dschwen (talk · contribs) RfA WikiMiniAtlas work M7 N/A
StevenJ81 (talk · contribs) RfA RFL work MarcoAurelio N/A (limited adminship bundled to Incubator adminship)
I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) None WMF staff work JSutherland (WMF) N/A
MCruz (WMF) (talk · contribs) None WMF staff work JSutherland (WMF) N/A
Ocaasi (WMF) (talk · contribs) None WMF staff work JSutherland (WMF) N/A

See also