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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
  • Patrollers
Global renamer permissions are handled at Steward requests/Global permissions.

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Requests for regular adminship


Ending 29 June 2018 15:24 (UTC)

Hi all - I'd like to request limited adminship so that I may help administer the spam blacklist. I'm a current steward, and I believe I have shown my proficiency in dealing with regex (through the edit filters both here and locally on enwp) - being able to administer the SBL would enable me to respond fully to cross-wiki, extensive, link spamming. If possible, and with respect to the note that limited adminship is normally granted for one month, I would like to request this for for six months. - TNT 15:19, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Edit: Because I am a muppet and didn't check the MSR, I don't need limited adminship to edit the SBL. At the request of my honourable colleague Ajr, who I'm sure won't let me forget about this, I would like to instead request regular adminship - TNT 16:41, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

  • no need; you can already edit the spam blacklist under the MSR. That said, Support Support for regular unlimited Meta adminship. Perhaps you would consider quickly shifting the request over? :-) – Ajraddatz (talk) 16:10, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
    • Perhaps all I need is a wallop with a trout for not checking that page!!! - TNT 16:36, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the quick fix! Since this is now at it's proper place, I'll add that TNT is a competent steward and an experienced sysop and functionary elsewhere. While his engagement on the non-steward part of the project is more limited than I would usually like to see in an admin candidate, his wealth of experience with blacklist and abusefilter editing suggests that it's worth allowing him to access these features without needing to worry about the limitations of the MSR. – Ajraddatz (talk) 16:48, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose - just want to Oppose something. I'd support normal Meta adminship, of course - Support Symbol support vote.svg. -- Nick (talk) 16:34, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support regular meta adminship. TonyBallioni (talk) 16:37, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose this silly limited nonsense, but Support Support regular adminship --Cameron11598 (talk) 16:39, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. Stryn (talk) 17:00, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Now that the request is in the correct section, Support Support. —DoRD talk 17:12, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Vermont (talk) 18:18, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support That they have sufficient clue to remember the need to comply with local policy, despite having technical access to the buttons, tells me everything I need to know. (Even if they are a dufus sometimes, and don't read said local policy). TheDragonFire (talk) 19:00, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • supportDerHexer (Talk) 20:16, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Considering you aren't requesting temp adminship anymore, could you please explain why do you need regular adminship? no reason has been given but you don't need temp adminship due to steward access. Matiia (talk) 21:35, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
    • Good question Matiia - although the original reason I looked at Meta adminship is now moot, having regular admin access would be useful for the reasons mentioned above plus being able to assist in local matters here without the restrictions of the MSR. I'm all for cutting down bureaucracy, and if the local community here believes I would do okay, I'm happy to serve and more than willing to help out at WM:RFH - TNT 22:04, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support SupportAlvaroMolina ( - ) 02:44, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support ofc, why not? RadiX 02:48, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Requests for limited 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


I am an experienced editor with over 2500 edits on article content (most translating) in meta and have created many articles, none of which have been met with objections. Although I mainly work to improve existing articles, I plan to create more articles in the future; I have also become aware of the burden placed on reviewers. I would therefore like be granted translation administrator right so as not to create unnecessary workload for other admins. also I would like to inform you, during last year I was one of the very active members who translated most of the Tech/News to Farsi and also It seems meta has only one translation administrator in Farsi native (Persian) at the moment.Yours faithfully --Déjà vu 23:46, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Question Question: @DejaVu: You've read Meta:Translation administrators, Meta:Translate extension, Help:Extension:Translate, etc? Have you prepared a page to translate, either here or on another wiki with the Translate extension? Regards. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 22:45, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    • @AlvaroMolina: Yes, I read the docs (and also partially translated one of them to Farsi). I have plan to start translate and manage main contents which cannot be founded in Farsi. Please let me know if there are any questions or clarifications needed.kind Regards --Déjà vu 07:56, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
      • Have you prepared a page for translation then? if yes, please give an example. If not, please do so. Matiia (talk) 18:53, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support I see dedication from DejaVu in translating key contents for Farsi readers, giving them TA rights will be positive here. –Ammarpad (talk) 16:42, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags


Hello, I would like to request a bot flag for the user wcdo-bot. I have just registered to upload graphs and introduce tables into pages generated for the project Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory. Initially, I was considering creating an external website but after consulting with several language communities leaders, I think it is best to centralize all the data generated from this project into few specific meta pages. I need to update tables and substitute images in an automated process that takes place on a weekly basis. Using a bot is essential - and so is using pywikibot as a library in order to do these tasks. However, I was wondering if the bot I am proposing would need also a flag in Wikimedia Commons, as the images will be uploaded there. If you need any further information or clarification, just ask. I'll be happy to answer. Thank you very much. --Marcmiquel (talk) 19:01, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi, can you make a few manual edits with your own editor account to demonstrate the exact edits this bot would make? — xaosflux Talk 19:42, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • With such a low volume, why do you want a bot flag? Please include in your reply you explanation as to the impact to recent changes/watch lists that you expect, how you will present your edits to achieve this, and why this account flagging is necessary. — xaosflux Talk 19:42, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • What is the volume of the edits you expect to make during your weekly runs here on meta? — xaosflux Talk 19:42, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Marcmiquel: ?. Matiia (talk) 01:49, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose No Response. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 00:37, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose no response. — xaosflux Talk 01:23, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose @Marcmiquel: still no response --Alaa :)..! 14:15, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment: I've left Marcmiquel a message. Maybe he doesn't receive notifications here. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:39, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I am sorry not to reply earlier, I did not notice. I am so focused coding that I have completely forgot. Actually, the need is not exactly right now: the project is still at a data phase. I made the petition to move forward and prepare the field in advance, but perhaps it was a little too early. I estimate that the bot might create/update around 300-1000 tables to update and substitute a 1000 images in commons every week or two weeks. I do not know if this is a high volume or not, but it certainly cannot be done manually. At the same time I am considering to balance the content between meta and some specific Wikiprojects in each Wikipedia - this might imply a global bot (that also connects to commons). If this is no inconvenient, I will get back to this message when I can present a definitive solution. --Marcmiquel (talk) 08:53, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

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