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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

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Requests for temporary 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

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Requests for translation adminship


Hello, I want to help to translate messages to more languages, like the tech news to german or others, so I need to notificate translator at few cases (not too often, so no spam). I tested the translation system at the beta cluster, so I know how to use it. Greetings, Luke081515 20:38, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Please give an example of a page for which you would send notifications. --MF-W 21:32, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, so I in my point of view, tech news are important for a big group of people, but I would not notificate the translators every week about tech news, only if there is a important change, like the change of the API that affected a lot of bot owners (I guess I would choose medium priority, high is still important for policys). So I would try, to choose only the important cases, otherwise we maybe have the situation that we have less translators, and this not the thing, that I want to reach. Greetings, Luke081515 21:56, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
I must say this does not sound like a very convincing rationale for requesting translate adminship if you don't even have a concrete idea of what to do with it. --MF-W 02:17, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
I want to help to translate pages like Tech News, which affects a lot of people, so we need to tag pages like this early enough, so that translators have the change to translate them, so that we finished with translation, a short period after deadline, so that people who see new tech news, can find them in their language, and can understand them better. Greetings, Luke081515 15:21, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
It is new to me that pages on Tech News are not marked for translation early enough. Unfortunately you also didnt mention it in your request. --MF-W 10:59, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
I would tag a page earlier, so I can start people can start earlier with translating, if they got no time at other days. Looks for me as translation to german is needed. Greetings, Luke081515 22:42, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Actually, we read in that bug that it's not, as German users rather read de:WP:NEU. Besides, I do not think it's possible to tag these pages earlier; they are prepared by someone from WMF who also marks them for translation when ready. --MF-W 22:53, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
It is quite an unusual to request TA rights specifically to send the notifications (being a TA for several years I think I have never used the feature) but I believe sooner or later you will end up tagging a page for translation and then marking it. Could you confirm that you have read mw:Special:MyLanguage/Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example and mw:Special:MyLanguage/Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration which are the main documentation pages on translate adminship? If you didn't I ask you to read them please as it's important that all TA follow the same basic standards in tagging thus not confusing the translators with weird stuff. --Base (talk) 21:43, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I read them and tested them, and I don't want only send notifications, sorry if there was missunderstanding, I want to take care about pages like tech news for example, and tag them for tanslation, that we can translate them early enough, that poeple find them in their language, if the search for the newest release of them. Notifications are just a thing, that helps for quick translate, if there is something very important, that a lot of people need to know (like a important API-Change). That's because I request TA, I know that I can contact a TA, if I need to send notifications, but contacting a TA every week for tagging that page is annoying, for me and for him, so I want to tag this page early, and prioritizing some main languages (also my own, because I would translate them on my own), so that the translation finished one or two days after the deadline. Greetings, Luke081515 15:21, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • 167 edits here on meta isn't experienced enough (imho) to request this flag. You can ask a TA if you want to send out notifications. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:41, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • I am confused, what did you tag? I didn't find any kind of translation tagging activity here Special:Contributions/Luke081515 do you even know how TA works?--AldNonymousBicara? 13:08, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I know it, I got TA rights at the beta-cluster, enough space to test it. Support Support. The last tech news were not tagged by me, because there were tagged before, and users are not allowed to translate. Greetings, Luke081515 16:34, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

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Requests for bot flags

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