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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.

Interface adminship

Add your request below under the interface adminship section. Please note:


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
  • Patrollers
Global renamer permissions are handled at Steward requests/Global permissions.

WMF Office Staff and Contractors

  • If you are an WMF Official or Contractor and need rights on Meta-Wiki to perform your duties the process is different. Please have a look at the WMF Staff userrights policy on Office Wiki[restricted access] and follow the procedure described there. If in doubt, please contact Trust and Safety; or send an email to trustandsafety(at)

Requests for regular adminship

None currently

Requests for limited adminship

None currently

Requests for interface 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


Greetings Meta. I have been developing a bot to assist Global Sysops in monitoring GS wiki trouble areas. Currently, when directed by a global sysop via IRC, the bot will query the requested wiki and post on meta a list of pages Quick Deletion has been requested. I'd like to have this list populated on a subpage of the Global Sysop meta pages. I have tested the bot's activity on my personal Mediawiki install before switching the edit project to test wiki. At this point, since there is only one page the bot will edit and is hard coded to only edit that page, I believe it is ready to begin working. The bot would only be editing on meta, no other projects. An example of the bot's current output is available here. Full disclosure, I logged in as the bot to create the userpage as the edits were prevented while I was logged in on my account. The bot is still under-going active development and I plan to introduce:

  1. Support for on-wiki requests made by GSes who do not use IRC.
  2. Monitoring other items on GS wikis besides Speedy Deletion requests as requested by GSes.
  3. Regularly cleaning the Bot's GS page when listed articles are not longer in the Speedy Deletion category on GS wikis

Currently, the GS who requests the information via the bot should remove the section with their account name when they're done. To any GSes who see this request, I strongly encourage you to contact me via IRC or leave a message on my talk page with comments, suggestions, and requests you have to further support your efforts.

This may not be the appropriate place for bot activity request on meta, but I couldn't locate a better location. I'm open to suggestions if any are provided... for this request and for the bot's functionality. Thanks! Operator873talkconnect 03:56, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Support I've been talking with Operator873 about this bot on IRC. This bot will be always maintained by Operator873 with input by some GSs to make an update.--AldnonymousBicara? 04:22, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support seems useful. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 05:18, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support strong support Bot seems useful and I had used other bots from this user, and all are smooth. Operator of the bot is reliable and responsive to queries. Thanks Operator873 for this bot. As of the location of speedy deletion, the place I think will be useful to list then is SRM. --Cohaf (talk) 11:22, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support I've tested this and it's extremely useful, especially so as the scripts formerly used to check small wiki deletion cats no longer work. Vermont (talk) 11:40, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: I neglected to mention the bot's doc is forthcoming. I'll complete it and add it to this request as soon as I'm off work. Operator873talkconnect 13:17, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
Documentation added to the bot's page as well as an on-going changelog as development continues and new features are added. Operator873talkconnect 02:13, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

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