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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.

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Requests for regular adminship

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Requests for limited 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.

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Requests for Oversight access

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Requests for translation adminship

Felipe L. Ewald

Hello, my name is Felipe, I'm new here, but I have done the translation of the pages and subpages of AutoWikiBrowser and WPCleanner to pt-br on Wikipedia. Other edits can be checked here.

I noticed that a few thousand translations need to be done for pt-br. So I started my journey... when I noticed that I am are doing double work, because several of the translations have already been done in other articles on meta or can be copied and pasted, because they do not need to be translated, like numbers.

So, I humbly ask for the permission of Translation administrator to be able to use the file import function. With this, I can use, for example, PoEdit, which automatically fills equivalent translations, in addition, the translation becomes easier, especially when there are similar phrases (because you can put them in alphabetical order). This also prevents other translators from wasting their time translating what has already been translated, especially if it can be done "automatically" (of course I will review each of the translations before sending the file).

Obviously I know the risk involved when editing a large number of translations, thus, I'll start with groups that have one or two sentences to translate, import and check if everything is okay, only after doing this procedure a few dozen times and ensuring that there are no problems is when I will start translating groups with more sentences.

About the documentation, I read [1], [2], [3] and [4], but I'm still looking for more information. Thanks for your attention. --Felipe L. Ewald (talk) 07:44, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Question Question: In your request you indicate that the permission would allow you to use "for example, PoEdit, which automatically fills equivalent translations". The translation administrator's permission as far as I know does not provide anything additional for normal page translation (for "autofilling"). On the other hand, I would like to know if you have also read the documentation of the translation extension and this guide in order to know if you know the tools it provides and how they are used. Considering that the import of translations by file is somewhat delicate and generally requires trust on the part of the community in that regard. Thank you for your interest in collaborating. Regards. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 08:31, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
@AlvaroMolina: Hello, I read the guide, and have read the documentation of the translation extension now. Like I said, I'm new here, and in this first moment I do not intend to make use of the other functions of the extension, just importing files (which is no less dangerous). As well I will work on the translation of the indicated documentation pages, I go deeper into the operation of the extension. Yes, I believe that the permission does not bring any improvement in the question of automatic completion/suggestion of translations, because of this I intend to make use of the import/export to be able to use some program that has these functions. In no way I want to cause any problems. Thank you. Felipe L. Ewald (talk) 19:42, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
@Felipe L. Ewald: Thanks for answering. Although you still need to establish yourself here in Meta, I think it is possible to entrust yourself with the tools of translation administrator. Regards. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 08:12, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Could you give some examples of pages you want to import? Matiia (talk) 01:08, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
@Matiia: Hello, sorry for the delay in replying. In fact, I don’t have any specific page at this time, since I am translating pages randomly from the Special:LanguageStats list (I want to translate everything...). If the permission is given to me the plan is: choose some page that has between 20 and 100 translations (in this first moment), export it, open it with PoEdit and use the "Pre-translate" function, this will fill translations that have already been done on other pages (because I downloaded all the translations and analyzed with PoEdit that then creates a "Translation Memory" that can be used to translate other pages. If it does not translate anything I will do the translation on the site). After doing this, I continue with the normal translation of the file, check all the translations made automatically (they are marked as 'Needs work'), if everything is right, I do the import, otherwise I correct the translation and look at what files it is in use to correct as well. For example, on the page OTRS/Personnel there are 3 translations that can be done with the "Pre-translate" function, on the group CentralNotice Banners, 2615. Thank you for your attention. Felipe L. Ewald (talk) 19:22, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Felipe L. Ewald Of the functions of translator administrator you confirm will use only the import function of the translations? --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 16:29, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
@Samuele2002: Hey, of course Samuele. It makes no sense to use other functions without knowing exactly how they work, and there's already too much work to do. Thank you. Felipe L. Ewald (talk) 17:50, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 21:01, 18 April 2017 (UTC)


Hello, I would like to become a translation administrator in order to work mainly on marking pages with pending changes and working on pages related to The Wikinewsie Group. I have experience as a translation administrator in Wikispecies and the Wikimania 2017 wiki. I have the ability to prepare pages to translate using the <translate> tags as well as the use of <tvar> tags to abbreviate certain aspects like emails and do not need to be translated (I have read too this, this and this pages), I am willing to demonstrate knowledge of these aspects in living pages or test pages in my user space if I am asked. Thanks in advance. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 07:33, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Support Support: I believe the permission will be useful, and he already has the permission in other projects. Felipe L. Ewald (talk) 05:33, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support: User very experienced in the use of functions reserved to the translations administrator into wiki where he has these rights (Wikispecies and Wikimania2017) I worked with him in preparation for the translation of pages Wikispecies and I can say that AlvaroMolina knows how to prepare a page for translation:insertion of the translate tag, tvar tag and all other functions... I would say that you can give the flag without problems. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 20:50, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

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