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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''

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.
  • Temporary adminship: If you need temporary sysop access for a particular reason (such as ability to edit protected pages), you may request temporary adminship on meta. In this case, adminship shall be granted with no requirements and approval, but the user will promise to limit their activity to the necessity of what they asked for. Temporary sysop access will normally be valid for one month.
  • 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.

Requests for regular adminship


EpochFail (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)

Ending 5 February 2016 22:36 UTC

I'm requesting admin rights on this account primarily for the editinterface right. I'm hoping to bring a set of gadgets around my own work to the MediaWiki namespace on Meta (e.g. Wiki labels and UIs for accessing ORES) and to do general mopping when I am available to help. I have a high expertise Javascript and a relatively good understanding ResourceLoader and performance characteristics of MediaWiki. I've also been around Wikimedia for a long time and I actively contribute in its social spaces. I'm not sure I'll be the most active admin, but I'd like to help. --EpochFail (talk) 22:36, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

About EpochFail
My name is Aaron Halfaker and I am currently working for the Wikimedia Foundation as a Research Scientist. See my staff account: User:Halfak (WMF). I have global "staff" rights on that account, but I don't think it is appropriate to use that for anything but my official role at the WMF. I have been active in the Wiki tool development community since 2007. I'm also highly active in the Research namespace on Meta. See my contributions there. I'm also an OAuth administrator on Meta and a file mover on Commons.
  • Support Support Wiki enthusiastic, experienced and trusted, What else do we want? Amir (talk) 23:10, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Javascript skills etc. will be most welcome, and an effort to bring useful gadgets here is much appreciated. Longtime Wikipedian, I have a strong positive impression (if not intimate familiarity) with past work. -Pete F (talk) 23:11, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Sure, the Central notice administrators group also has editinterface. Would that be more useful for you instead of full administrative duties? Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:40, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
    • I wouldn't be against that more limited group. I'd also do my best (in limited time) to do other admin mopping work if you were to agree to regular adminship, but I'll admit that I probably won't have time to contribute substantially beyond technology support and the occasional admin action that someone needs around the Research namespace (or wherever they find me). --EpochFail (talk) 17:00, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support for regular adminship (and I think the whole package of tools could be useful) if that's what he wants. (obvious implied support for centralnotice, of course). Courcelles 03:30, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 12:41, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support - technical help is always welcome. We have a lot of scripts and gadgets outdated. I wonder if you would like to help on that too. It'd be great. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 19:01, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
    • I'd definitely be interested. Time is a big constraint for me as I'm pulled pretty thin between research, engineering and wiki-work, but I'd be happy to advise and do minor hacking generally to keep things working. It might be nice to prioritize a few scripts for work during a hackathon as it's usually easier for me to block off some substantial time for those. I wonder if there is a sort of to-do list somewhere that I can draw some tasks from. --EpochFail (talk) 17:00, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 02:04, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Tulsi Bhagat (Talk) 04:55, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Riley Huntley (talk) 00:21, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Requests for temporary 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

The following discussion is preserved as an archive of a closed Meta-Wiki request. Please do not modify it.


Hello, my name is Tito Dutta. I am mainly active on English Wikipedia where I am an admin, other than that I edit here on Meta and Wikimedia Commons. On Meta I started editing at the end of 2014, when Wikimedia Foundation announced their Indic Communities Consultation. So far I was requesting translation admins to mark pages to translate. This tool will be really helpful for me to do the work. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 09:47, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Support, trusted. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 15:06, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Trusted and experienced.--Syum90 (talk) 09:34, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 15:48, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

The above request page is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Comments about this page should be made in Meta:Babel or Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat.

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags

None currently

See also