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

WMF Office Staff and Contractors

Requests for regular adminship

None currently

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


Every now and then I get requests to mark a page for translation, as my other me – User:Johan (WMF) – has translation admin rights. It would feel mean and silly to say no, and create extra work for the person who's asking, so of course I do it, but as being a general translation admin on Meta is not a WMF role, it would be much better if I did it with my normal account in my own spare time. I have read Meta:Translation administrator and Meta:Translate extension. Tech/News/2017/45 and 2017 Community Wishlist Survey are examples of pages I've marked for translation. /Julle (talk) 13:29, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Makes sense. I've checked, and he's already marked plenty of pages for translation, so I'm sure he knows what he's doing. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:37, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
Noted. Will do. /Julle (talk) 13:23, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Gereon K.

I hereby kindly request the user rights for translation admin at Meta. As User:Gereon Kalkuhl (WMF) from March to September 2017 I made more than 3,000 translations. I started to translate pages of User Groups into German on Meta. I read the documentation of the tool and the relevant pages for Meta translation. Instead of having to apply to a translation admin every time I would like to mark pages for translation myself. I feel fit enough to do that. Thank you very much in advance, --Gereon K. (talk) 09:16, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Question Question: Could you tag some page (or previously untranslatable part of translatable page) for translation following mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example and mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration and local Meta guidelines so that we see you understand how it works well? --Base (talk) 17:49, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
All installation attempts of the software failed on my systems, so I retract my request for adminship. Sorry to take your time. --Gereon K. (talk) 18:34, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
OMG :). I see that you have created User:Gereon K./LocalSettings.php. Are you trying to follow mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Installation? The extension is already installed here (see the actual configuration file for Wikimedia wikis). You will have the ability to actually make pages translatable only when you have the flag requested. But what I want you to do is to follow the two pages I have linked just until marking for translation. Thus to put translate, tvar and other tags correctly on a page you want to make translatable. This is easier to do than to explain, just try to follow the page translation example page. --Base (talk) 18:42, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Most help pages asked me to install a software or talked about a software that must be installed. I marked User:Gereon K./Writing Weeks for translation now. --Gereon K. (talk) 11:26, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags

None currently

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