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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, oversight and bot requests are also made here. Before making a request here, please see the administrator policy.

Most requests should be listed here for at least seven days; bureaucrats should only close after the minimum time foreseen in the relevant policy. 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 permission request to stewards page for adminship/deadminship requests on other projects.

Regular adminship

  1. Before requesting admin access, please check the policy for requesting adminship.
  2. Use the box below, insert your username:

  1. Place a request on this page, by transcluding the subpage, for example {{Meta:Requests for adminship/Username}}. 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.
  2. 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 bureaucrat page.

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.

  • 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.

For these types of access, just ask on Meta request for help from a sysop or bureaucrat page:

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 ca(at)

Requests for regular adminship

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Requests for limited adminship


Not ending before 25 September 2020 22:48 (UTC)

Hello all, I'm GeneralNotability, an enwiki sysop. Lately, I have found myself increasingly active in the areas of cross-wiki spam and sockpuppetry and I would like to put my experience to use in Meta. I am asking for limited adminship to edit the global spam blacklist and work with global edit filters, and request that the permission be granted for six months as a trial period (if there are no issues, I would then make a new request to be granted the permissions indefinitely). My use for the spam blacklist is pretty straightforward, I plan to use it when I come across spam links that are being spammed cross-wiki. As for the edit filters, some cross-wiki LTAs have fairly specific names or topics they write about, I'd like to be able to create (log-only) edit filters to catch them early. I recognize that I'm still fairly new in terms of cross-wiki activity, but I think I both have a specific use for the tools and have shown through my activity elsewhere that I have the competence and experience to be trusted with them. GeneralNotability (talk) 22:48, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Support Support Definitely! I’ve collaborated with GeneralNotability relatively often over the last few months for handling xwiki matters, usually spam, socking, LTAs, etc., and with this limited adminship they’d be able to handle many of the issues they find. It’d be a strong net positive for them to be able to work on global filters and add xwiki spammed links to the global blacklist. Thank you for volunteering, Vermont (talk) 22:55, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support sure, seems reasonable. Trusted user and valid usecase. – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:26, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 09:04, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Seems a reasonable usecase to me. No objections. --Wiki13 (talk) 14:23, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support LGTM --DannyS712 (talk) 15:30, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support per above. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 17:24, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support no concerns. ミラP 20:21, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Okay.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:48, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good use of tools and will greatly help. Operator873talkconnect 16:05, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support trustworthy, competent, valid use case. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 22:40, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Sotiale (talk) 01:38, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Sgd. —Hasley 11:32, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support It doesn't have many changes on meta, but almost of those changes were made on the blacklists and steward requests pages. The justification is also quite appropriate. I think temporary adminship for 6 months is suitable for this user. Trusted user. Good luck. --Uncitoyentalk 22:00, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support very helpful user. I'm surprised he wasn't one already! –MJLTalk 03:47, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --mirinano (talk) 06:07, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Requests for interface adminship

Please see Meta:Interface administrators before applying. Regular administrators may apply directly at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat.

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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

"Meta:Requests for oversight" redirects here. To request oversighting, see Meta:Oversighters#Requests.

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Requests for translation adminship

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Requests for CentralNotice adminship

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Requests for bot flags

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