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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 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.
  • 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

None currently

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 request the right to be able to flag content to translate. Actually, I am part of the IEG "Wikiproject Siriono" and with the grantee of this IEG, we decided to translate all the content into Spanish and French. As the content may evolve quickly, I would like to be able to translate directly the new content without waiting that a translation admin tags the new content. In addition, I am already translator admin on Wikidata so I have some experience about the translation system. Pamputt (talk) 00:30, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi. Could you confirm that you have read the documentation pages: mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example and mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration? Could you also provide an example of a page you have tagged for translation, please? --Base (talk) 01:02, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Here is diff where I tagged my first content on Wikidata. And, yes I read both pages you mention. Pamputt (talk) 06:24, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, thank you for the answer. Could you compare the diff with mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration please and say what was done not per the doc page there? --Base (talk) 20:43, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, sorry but I did not understand your request. What I am supposed to do with mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration? Which diff? Pamputt (talk) 22:12, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for not being clear enough. The diff you have given. There are several things done not per the documentation page. It would be good if you find them yourself :) --Base (talk) 22:16, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, well. Basically, I think the biggest mistake was to add <!--T:5--> and others manually. It is done automatically by the software. Pamputt (talk) 12:06, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Will you only tag pages related to your grant, or will you tag other pages too? I would support this request in either case. PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:24, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Basically, I initially require the translation admin right for my project because I will spent most of my time on it (on Meta). But if I found other pages to translate, I could also tag them. Pamputt (talk) 20:40, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Looks good. Jianhui68 (talk) 10:43, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Mike Peel

Hello. I'm requesting translation admin access rights as it would be useful to be able to mark changed pages for translation for existing translated pages that I'm editing as part of my role as a member of the FDC (e.g., updating categorisation of the English versions, which then need to be propagated through to the translated versions), as well as more widely as a community member that edits pages that are globally relevant and are already in the translation framework. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 03:21, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Seems reasonable. Are you familiar with how to use the Translate extension? PiRSquared17 (talk) 06:22, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags

None currently

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