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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 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

Doc James

Doc James (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)

Ending 4 August 2015 06:59 UTC

I would like to request adminship on Meta. I am an admin on En WP and on Wikivoyage. I have more than 148,000 edits across a lot of projects as listed here [1] of which more than 2500 are on meta. I wish to help keep meta spam free perform other admin tasks as required. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:19, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose Oppose I never saw your name on RfC and such, never saw your name commenting on global wiki matters, as meta do have pages that works globally such Spam Blacklist, global userpages, global abusefilter ,etc. I also never saw you do spam fighting like actively tagging for deletion (usually done by SWMT member). Sorry, but I have to oppose this request.--AldNonymousBicara? 07:16, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Was very much involved with this one Requests_for_comment/Travel_Guide which lead to Wikivoyage. Here is anothers [2]. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:08, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, perhaps I didn't make myself clear. Allow me to reiterate, what I want to say is, I never saw you doing administrative work on meta as normal user, being admin on meta are totally different than being an admin on project wikis like Wikipedia, Wikiquote, Wikivoyage etc. You have experience on being an admin on project wiki, but you don't have experience participating on administrative matters on backstage wikis. Try join SWMT or stewards chat you will get experience, once you know the differences I will considering supporting. Cheers~!--AldNonymousBicara? 15:11, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay thanks for explaining User:Aldnonymous. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:54, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • We usually require a substantial amount of deletion taggings before granting adminship for sysops who fight spam/vandalism but I don't see a single deletion tagging in your deleted contribs. For now, can you help with tagging spam pages for deletion and reverting vandalism/spam? Maybe after some time, I could reconsider supporting this request. Also thanks for your other contributions across Wikimedia! --Glaisher (talk) 13:05, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Rather inactive. --MF-W 13:16, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per MF-W --Herby talk thyme 17:07, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support I'm going to be contrary, but as a recently elected board member, it makes sense for him to have the sysop flag here. Courcelles 01:29, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Because board members often use sysop rights for which purposes here? --MF-W 15:57, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Temporary or by decree is enough just like this Meta:Administrators#Temporary_adminship_or_adminship_by_decree the same as other WMF staff, and it has to be Staff account. This reasoning to give volunteer account an indef/perma admin bits are incorrect.--AldNonymousBicara? 17:21, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
      • If given the tools I may not be the most active Meta admin but I do believe my history both here and on other wikis provides good evidence I will not misuse the tool. I guess the question is do people require clear evidence of need or simply no evidence of concerns? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:42, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 13:28, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose - Not due to lack of trust or something, but I think you'd just lose normal adminship in one of the coming removal rounds in April. Maybe temp admin ship for the time of your term in the board or something would be better here. -Barras talk 22:18, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Imho not active enough at meta. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:50, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per Glaisher. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 04:12, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per Glaisher — regards, Revi 06:33, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per above. --Uğurkenttalk 10:44, 2 August 2015 (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


Hi! I'm requesting the translation adminship to do small changes in the source text - usually I correct some mistakes and/or add some missing <translate> tags. The thing is, after I make those changes, it sometimes takes a really long time to some translation admin come and mark the page for translation. Besides, I'd like to see the interface, especially in managing group messages - perhaps, it could somehow help me figure out the reasons the stats are not being updated as expected (the user side reasons, since I'm not a coder, see phab:T106262). I've read the documentation and even translated some long ago. I made some mistakes (like adding numbers to translation sections) in the past, but now I understand what's incorrect.--Piramidion 08:33, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Could you provide examples of pages you tagged? (or where just added a few tags) --Base (talk) 23:34, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
diff on Wikivoyage. Someone simply removed some of the tags and I just put them back (including the section numbers that were added by the bot earlier), and corrected some other mistakes. And recently I've added a couple of tags on [3] (I don't know what to do with those anchors, perhaps they need to be translated too, but I would eventually need to mark the page for translation and check it out first). Actually I rarely correct such things in the source articles, because it's quite useless if there're no active translation admins nearby. For example, if I find a smiley like this :) , the Translate extension gives an error, saying that one more bracket is needed. The best way to fix this, would be to put the smiley into the "tvar" tag. But I simply use this "black magic" while translating: <!--(-->:) --Piramidion 08:42, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Once you've read the docs I mentioned on your MWW's nomination and thus understand what was wrong in the second diff - I have no objections ^_^ As to the anchors - they should not be translated. The whole point of them is that you can link to a certain section of translation page despite its language. Like [[Special:MyLanguage/A page#Anchor]]. It won't work if you translate them ;) --Base (talk) 20:28, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
As for the anchors, I didn't understand their purpose in that text, especially if it is translated, thanks. As for the second ref, I think I know what you imply: if tagged that way, the sections in the source article would become uneditable. I've read about this somewhere, but had already forgotten. Actually, to tag those sections, I checked the way they should (I thought so) be tagged, by looking at another pages for translation. I don't remember which one I used for comparison, but mw:VisualEditor/Portal has exactly the same method of tagging, just like I used (hence, the wrong method, the section editing is impossible). So, even the actual translation admins make mistakes :) --Piramidion 21:02, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Yeah unfortunately it is not uncommon to see TAs who don't follow the docs. Especially it is often amongst staffers and sysops. The former get the flag by simplified procedure, the latter can just give them flag themselves. Besides technical part of the thing about sections it is also good to see that you are translating a section name and not just a normal sentence (Like in English They Write Titles Like This, some other languages might have some rules like this as well). Since apparently you have now read the docs on I Support Support the nomination :) --Base (talk) 23:12, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags

None currently

See also