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This page hosts requests for administrator access on the Meta-Wiki; for requesting administrator access on any other wiki, please find the appropriate venue on the index of request and proposal pages. 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:

  • 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

Requests for global renamer permissions are handled at global permission requests to stewards 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

Requests for regular adminship

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Requests for limited adminship

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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.

None currently

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.

None currently

Requests for translation adminship


Hi, I happen to be the founder of Deoband Community Wikimedia, a recognized user group affiliate of Wikimedia. A variety of stuff is updated on timely basis and it needs to be marked for translation on time, and it often, isn't. Pols12 has been very much helpful but they are not available all the time, and I feel I should do the job myself. According to Pols12, I am good at markup. I'm also a translation admin on Wikidata, but the work there isn't much as compared to here. If I'm made a translation admin, it can save a lot of time of other admins. I hope this request is considered. Best, --─ The Aafī (talk) 16:16, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've been through mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration and mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example and I'm reading them again for more clarity. ─ The Aafī (talk) 16:18, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BDavis (WMF)

I would like to request Translation Admin rights here on metawiki primarily so that I can reduce the burden on other translation admins in marking pages as ready for review that myself and other members of the Wikimedia Technical Engagement team are actively maintaining. I have had translation admin rights on since 2022-05-05. My use of those rights has not been extensive, but I hope it has helped both in reducing toil for others and in presenting more complete content to users. As Foundation staff I could request these rights through the Trust and Safety team, but I would personally feel more comfortable knowing that the community trusts me with the hat. --BDavis (WMF) (talk) 22:43, 9 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No issues with them holding TA, but isn't the route for staff only via T&S as per office conventions? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:11, 5 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags

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