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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.

Interface adminship

Add your request below under the interface adminship section. Please note:


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.

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 trustandsafety(at)

Requests for regular adminship

None currently

Requests for limited adminship

None currently

Requests for interface 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 am active translator for Serbian. I already have this right on mediawikiwiki. I would like to have this right and here, so I can manage translations for Serbian. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:00, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

@AlvaroMolina: As I said: I no works and I no contribute for collecting hats and rights. I do not have any benefits. I can contribute and I do not have to. And nothing will change whether I will get a right or not. I will contribute definitely. You give support to the user who was blocked on project like enwiki... Zoranzoki21 (talk) 18:24, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@Zoranzoki21: As I pointed out to you in your global renamer request, I did not know the situation of that user in English Wikipedia, I only had in mind the fact that in the language of his home wiki there were no other experienced global renamers, and that perhaps a demonstrated and well-founded need could be evidenced in his request, that's why I subsequently changed my position; in this case, however, and despite the fact that I am open to supporting all the applicants of the global renamer permission of uncommon languages who wish to help and obviously have proven local experience/trust, it does not seem normal for a user to apply at the same time two other permissions with quite particular purposes, so I would not feel comfortable giving my support to an application under this concern. Regards. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 18:47, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@AlvaroMolina: No problems. I'm not mad. My opinion about you has not changed. I consider you for a very fair user/person. But I think you've got the wrong impression about me. I will no longer ask for many rights at the same time. I know that maybe it was not right, but I did not have any bad ideas at all. I will always contribute for good of community, not against the community. I've never contributed because of the position and I will not. I do not watch volunteering that way. And one golden rule in the global is: Always assume the best intent! Zoranzoki21 (talk) 18:54, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per above. Vermont (talk) 19:26, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per above. The timing of all the requests strikes me as hat collecting and I haven't any indication that the user will actually be using the tools as the GR nom has evidenced. Hiàn (talk) 20:53, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose OpposePer all above, no demonstrated need also.--Cohaf (talk) 01:01, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

Martin Urbanec


I'd like to ask for CentralNotice adminship. I plan to use those rights especially for WMCZ campaigns, but I also plan to help with other campaigns, on as-needed basis. I will ask more experienced CN administrator when I'm not sure on how to proceed.

To describe myself as a wikimedian, I'm an administrator, bureaucrat and CheckUser on Czech Wikipedia, and I used to be an arbitrator there too. Outside of that, I'm an active member of Wikimedia Czech Republic, where I perform IT-related maintenance.

Thanks for considering granting me the rights, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:23, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Support User regularly requests uncontroversial banners while having technical knowledge and trust needed to just do that on their own. Even more I am glad that they are willing to help with other campaigns. --Base (talk) 21:28, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support SupportDerHexer (Talk) 22:21, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support SupportAjraddatz (talk) 22:32, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support SupportAlvaroMolina ( - ) 22:40, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support.--Cohaf (talk) 02:15, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Requests for bot flags

None currently

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