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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: Meta:Central notice administrators grant access to manage and edit banner campaigns. Because of the potentially huge impact of banners on the wikis, this should be granted carefully and sparingly. The WMF requires two-factor authentication for this access.
For these types of access, just ask on Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat.

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

Requests for limited adminship

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Requests for interface adminship

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Requests for bureaucratship

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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

Michael Schönitzer (WMDE)

I would like to apply for the right "translation admin". I am a longterm (~14 years) wikimedian and work in the software development department of Wikimedia Germany as part of the Community Communications Team since 3½ years. My colleague User:Johanna Strodt (WMDE) already has this right, but it would be good to have a second person on the team to avoid problems when my colleague is not in the office. I already have experience using the System: I'm translation admin on and know about the rules and conventions. -- Michael Schönitzer (WMDE) (talk) 15:09, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Hello Michael Schönitzer (WMDE), your SUL account doesn't reflect the tenure you described above, do you have an additional account? — xaosflux Talk 15:33, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
This should be in [[Meta:Requests for translation adminship/Michael Schönitzer (WMDE)]] fwiw. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:23, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Do you mean my history as long-term wikimedian? That can be seen in my private account MichaelSchoenitzer (SUL), the first ~2 years I edited as IP. -- Michael Schönitzer (WMDE) (talk) 13:28, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support experienced volunteer and chapter staff member. — xaosflux Talk 14:01, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support per Xaosflux -MrJaroslavik (talk) 14:47, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Masum Reza 18:19, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose "it would be good to have a second person on the team to avoid problems when my colleague is not in the office" is not a valid rationale. If I'm not mistaken, no translation work was done with this account at all, so TA flag is not required and should not be granted just for a hypothetical situation. --Krd 18:36, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support per Xaosflux.--Turkmen talk 21:35, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Long-term experience across multiple projects. The request reason is reasonable. – Ammarpad (talk) 02:21, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support No issues. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:10, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Per Xaosflux and Ammarpad. Not a big deal for TA and sooner or later if WMDE needed this member to help out, they will request, and given the trend it's likely they will be granted then, so why not now. This is a little different per typically hat collectors as it's a chapter work they will be supporting and on meta, chapter spaces are best managed by themselves typically. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:41, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose what Krd wrote above. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:39, 14 December 2019 (UTC)


I translate EN->FR fluently for about 10 years and I often need to make isolated corrections in EN articles. Then as these actions are isolated I would avoid to bother other admin for only setting the page 'FOR TRANSLATION' and I can check immediatly if it is ok on the FR page. This experience as a newbie was necessary to understand the process. With the new rights I will be able to prepare on Meta completly the entire articles for translation. I received the translator rights on MediaWiki (see ) which have facilitated me to make a lot of translations there (see and I whish to reconduct the same process on meta. I hope my help will be welcomed. Thanks.

Christian Wia (talk) 18:33, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

I have not 'prepared' pages for translation since I am not yet an administrator here. Articles I speak of are the messages, the pages I have already translated EN => FR on this site (see=> i.e. 10 022 items until now and my global experience is over 60 000 messages with Wikimedia not taking into account over last 10 years. Transltation process is important since it allows rereading of EN text. Several mistakes can then be detected in this original EN text when making the translations: errors of type, anchors no longer accessible on the translated page... So as a feed back I correct the EN text and need to resent it for translation to integrate the result. For example I added an anchor in => and the translated page (FR in my case) is still not seeing it. If this cycle is shortened, faster will be the coherence between pages and better the pleasure to navigate on Meta.

Christian Wia (talk) 15:32, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

The EN root pages I have corrected/marked up are those I have set 'for translation' on the Mediawiki, since I have the right there (july) that is a bit less than 400 lines. They may be listed under:


Christian Wia (talk) 16:00, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Support Translation admin on Wikidata (50k+edits) and meaningful justification. -MrJaroslavik (talk) 18:35, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support experienced user.--Turkmen talk 21:38, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Question Question: @Wladek92: I'm really confused of what you are trying to do here on the meta-wiki. What are these "articles" you are talking about? Can you point to any pages here on meta-wiki that you have prepped for translation? — xaosflux Talk 03:25, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment TA is only for marking pages on metawiki for translation and not to translate pages on wikis to each other (like enwp to dewp - this will be either done via manual translation with attribution or Content Translation). Just to make sure that you are requesting the correct thing, can you give some examples of pages you will mark for translation if given the right. @Wladek92:. Best, --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:44, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags

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