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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)wikimedia(dot)org.(source)

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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 translation adminship

Felipe da Fonseca

Not ending before 15 May 2021 14:44 (UTC)

I am translating several pages of Metawiki about the Universal Code of Conduct and hope to continue to serve as a bridge between, on the one hand WMF and Meta, and on the other hand For my translations see my contributions. Sometimes I need to mark pages for translation, and for this I need access to the administration tool (see: diff).

On my work at regarding this interaction between WMF, Meta and, which needs constant translations, see: pt:Wikipédia:Esplanada/propostas/Local na esplanada reservado à assuntos da WMF (6mai2021), pt:Wikipédia:Esplanada/geral/Aproximando a metawiki das comunidades de base e estas entre si (3mai2021) e pt:Wikipédia:Esplanada/geral/Código Universal de Conduta (6mai2021).As a general project of approaching see: Wikimedia Forum#Closing the gap to and between the base communities --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 14:44, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Pols12, yes, now I am aware of it. I have prepared the following page: User:Felipe da Fonseca/test. It is probably not entirely correct and I had difficulty with the link preparation, if you can help me I would appreciate it. Thanks,--Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 17:25, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
There are several issues in your segmentation:
  • In most cases, you should not close a translate tag and open a new one just after; lets new lines make the job instead. (“General principles”) By the way note that the parser removes the full line when it only contains a translate tag. (“Tag placing”)
  • For templates, you should only wrap content text inside translate tags, not the full template. (“Tag placing”)
  • The tvar syntax has been recently updated: we should now use <tvar name=varName>content</tvar> instead of <tvar|varName>content</>. (“Variables”)
  • You should add {{#translation:}} parser function after category name to allow each translation to be categorized in its own language category. (Meta guidelines, #Categorization)
  • You should not force right alignment for image thumbs: let’s the software well place them, they will be left-aligned in RTL languages. (undocumented)
  • You should use as short as possible one-word tvar names, digits are often a good solution. (Meta guidelines, #Translation variable names)
-- Pols12 (talk) 18:02, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Pols12 I will make the revisions and get back to you. About item 1, however: although I have read it, the pages I used as examples close the tag, why? --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 18:09, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
There are unfortunately many pages which do not follow the recommendations, but this make them harder to edit for editors and may cause some issues.
Also, some translation admins deliberately segment each sentence independantly. In this case, you are obliged to close the translate tag just before opening a new one. I don’t see a real interest for this kind of hard segmentation, but this is only my point of view. -- Pols12 (talk) 18:23, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Pols12 the corrections in User:Felipe da Fonseca/test have been made. I am not sure if the link tag is correct. --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 18:26, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Much better, thank you for following the advices. I have removed the hash sign (which uselessly complexify tvar name) and some useless translate tags (the segmentation issue we discussed).
Support Support now. -- Pols12 (talk) 18:34, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Pols12 I saw it, thank you very much for the lessons. Is it possible to have this page marked for translation, so I can see the result in practice?--Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 18:37, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Done. Next time, you will be able to do it by yourself Face-smile.svg -- Pols12 (talk) 20:06, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Pols12 thanks, I just saw it. I wanted to see how the links and segmentation would look like: it is perfect. If you want you can remove the markup. --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 20:08, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

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