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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. Discussions are not closed early. 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''
  5. Please note, past administrators who have given up their rights must meet all criteria at the time of the new request. There is no separate process for reinstating past administrators.

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 to 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.
  • Limited adminship: If you need sysop access for a particular reason (such as ability to edit protected pages), you may request limited adminship on Meta. If granted, the user understands that they will only be allowed to use the tools for the tasks they were approved, and not doing so will be grounds for immediate removal. Temporary sysop access will normally be valid for one month unless requested and granted otherwise.
  • 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.

WMF Office Staff and Contractors

Requests for regular adminship

None currently

Requests for temporary adminship

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

Tulsi Bhagat

Namaste Everyone, I am a volunteer member of Maithili Wikimedians User Group (a recognized wikimedia user group). We are actively organizing meetups, events, outreach programmes etc. Thus, we creating & updating all those activities pages here in meta. It would be great, if users can read that pages in their own native language. This tool will help me alot in marking pages for translation and also for housekeeping tasks. There is no any TA in my native language. So that I would like to request translation administrator user right. Additional: I'm a sysop on newiki & maiwiki, also autopatrolled here on meta. I carefully read and understood all the relevant TA policies and Translate extension as well mediawiki docs. Thanks for your consideration.TBhagat (talk) 09:08, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Neutral Neutral Past interactions1, 2, 3 with the user prevents me from supporting at this stage, but maybe he's okay now. —MarcoAurelio 10:51, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
I apologies for the past interactions. :(TBhagat (talk) 07:11, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:55, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good understanding of Maithili and Nepali languages. +his work seems good here on meta.--Biplab Anand (Talk) 15:14, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Murbaut (talk) 15:06, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support I support a temporary adminship for this user. He looks like a trusted user in his native language communities. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 02:16, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
    • Do you realize that he requests translation adminship, not normal adminship? --MF-W 03:46, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Having good knowledge of Maithili languages. —JuniorX2 ChatHello! 10:43, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Hi! I've looked through some of the pages that you tagged for translations and they aren't really okay (e.g. Maithili Wikimedians/Outreach/Premier Secondary Boarding School & Maithili Wikimedians/Outreach/Little Flower Secondary School). Could you please try to prepare them correctly, so that we can make sure that you know how to do it? thanks for helping :-). Matiia (talk) 06:31, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
    • @Matiia: Hi, Is it okay? 1 & 2 Best Regards, — TBhagat (talk) 11:07, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
      • Yes, thanks :-). Matiia (talk) 16:33, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, no opposition on this page and the sample re-taggings show basic understanding of the translate extension. I suppose the user will rather not mess things up. --Vogone (talk) 03:20, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support no concerns. Will do good as a TA. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:18, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Theo10011 (talk) 10:51, 27 October 2016 (UTC)


Good day, I am requesting the translation adminship mainly to mark the pages that I am the main responsible for translation, such as Canadian Aboriginal Languages Wikipedia Coordination and Wikimedia Indigenous Languages without having to bother other translation admin. I understand the use of this tool and used if often on Meta and other projects, I have equivalent right on the Wikimedia Canada's wiki. Just for information, I have been a steward in the past and I am currently an administrator on French Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikinews as well as other projects. I am not requesting this for hats collection, but for the purpose mentioned before. Of course, I could help other contributors for their pages and won't be limited to only my own pages. Thank you.

  • Support Support Amqui is doing a lot of translations and ask me often to mark for translation. I think he should have this right. Benoit Rochon (talk) 23:50, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Amqui does good work and has their wits about them. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:18, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, can be trusted... somehow. --Vogone (talk) 01:29, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Claims to be experienced, yet doesn't even sign his post! Support anyhow, seems like a valid request. – Ajraddatz (talk) 02:11, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
    My name and all the details are just above the message, the signature seemed redundant to me. Thanks, Amqui (talk) 17:22, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support no concerns, experienced and trusted user. Thanks for being part of TA. — TBhagat (talk) 05:41, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:20, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Theo10011 (talk) 10:51, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags

None currently

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