Meta:Requests for adminship

Requests and proposals Requests for adminship on Meta Archives
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.

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.


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 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. Use the box below, replacing Username with 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.
  • 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 page and Meta’s page about 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: Meta Central notice administrator page grant access to manage and edit banner campaigns. Because of the potentially huge impact of banners on the wikis, this should be granted carefully and sparingly. The WMF requires two-factor authentication for this access.

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

Requests for regular adminship

None currently

Requests for limited adminship


Ending 8 April 2020 00:06 (UTC)

Hello, I have been working on fixing lint errors as there are currently well over 700,000 of them. While I have been able to fix dozens so far, there is a good amount that require administrator rights to fix as they are on protected pages. It would be counterproductive to make edit requests on dozens of pages and, as such, I am requesting limited administrator permissions. I am an administrator on the English Wikipedia and am familiar with the admin toolset, and as a bot operator/programmer and Computer Science major, I am comfortable fixing these errors, including those in complex templates. I have carefully reviewed the limited admin policy and will only use the admin toolset for approved work. The regular term of one month will give me enough time to make some progress on this task and, specifically, the ones that are admin protected. Thank you for your consideration, TheSandDoctor Talk 00:06, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Just to clarify as I didn't realize at time of submission that the date had rolled over UTC (still the 31st here), this is not intended as an april fools joke. This is very much a real nomination. --TheSandDoctor Talk 01:11, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

@TheSandDoctor: can you give some examples of protected pages with lint errors and how you would fix them? --DannyS712 (talk) 00:14, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
@DannyS712: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]. --TheSandDoctor Talk 01:08, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I was going to just give this regular support, and then I started to look into the breakdown of lint errors and the amount that need to be fixed. This is mindless and thankless work - I'd call it scut work if I were at work. The fact that TSD is willing to take on this project is awesome. As an enwiki admin, and a global renamer, I have no concerns with his ability to use these permissions appropriately. ~riley (talk) 00:15, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - Trusted and experienced Wikipedia admin (and excellent programmer), who will surely abide by the limited nature of their clearly valid need. Coffee // have a cup // 00:22, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support No issues. Vermont (talk) 00:32, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support LGTM, can be trusted, valid use case --DannyS712 (talk) 01:14, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • @TheSandDoctor: any clue about how many admin-protected pages need work? This is more about if this should be a bot-flagged activity (e.g. if you will have thousands or more to do..) — xaosflux Talk 01:41, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: From what I can see, odds are that there is not enough for a bot - if I start seeing that trend, then we'll have to go down that route. --TheSandDoctor Talk 01:47, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support fine for this use case, if the volume is very large let's revisit bot flag to avoid flooding recent changes. — xaosflux Talk 02:15, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted user, good skill set, valid use case. Grant bit Operator873talkconnect 02:22, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Clear need, trusted user, not an April fools joke. Why not?-BRP ever 02:57, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support trusted user, no issues. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:10, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Support, without a doubt clear need for the permission. Trusted enough and will be useful to hold it permanently. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat talk ] 03:21, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support No issue, competent user and operator of many bot tasks at enwp. Just a ping to @TheSandDoctor: to confirm this is for indef? As we typically do LAs for 1 month here. Trusted and clear demonstrated need. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:15, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Per my statement, this is for 1 month. Not indef. --TheSandDoctor Talk 15:42, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
@TheSandDoctor: Sorry my fault for not reading carefully. Noted with thanks.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:13, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

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

"Meta:Requests for oversight" redirects here. To request oversighting, see Meta:Oversighters#Requests.

None currently

Requests for translation adminship

None currently

Requests for CentralNotice adminship


Ending 15 April 2020 07:39 (UTC)

For the last four an a half years a small part of my role has been to provide support to Wikimedia movement and Wikimedia Foundation in the use of CentralNotice. The amount of support I provided grew through that time. This often went beyond my role and substantial amounts of support I was providing as a staff member was in my free time. Given my current secondment to the Product department, now seems a good time to more clearly separate the support that I provide in CentralNotice as a volunteer in my free time, versus that support I provide and actions taken as a staff member. Seddon (talk) 07:39, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Requests for bot flags


Ending 12 April 2020 01:09 (UTC)

I am User:DeltaQuad from the English Wikipedia. I run the software w:WP:UTRS and I am developing version 2 of the software. Stewards have shown interest in using my software to deal with global locks. My software requires sending email through the MediaWiki interface because of impersonation problems we have had with the first version of UTRS. These emails, depending on how busy it gets for stewards could be rate limited. Therefore I am requesting the bot flag.

Currently the software is in development, but as I will be sending emails before the software is ready, I wanted to seek permission first to send them on this wiki. Eventually, this bot may maintain an onwiki page of active appeals for locks, but that is way down the road. I did a preliminary request at English Wikipedia already to show some further details about what the bot would (potentially) do.

I apologize if I'm not requesting this correctly or this is not inline with meta policy...I struggled to separate the global bot policy from the meta bot policy. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:09, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

  • +1 from me. Trusted operator with existing functional tools.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:48, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for taking this on Amanda, your work is always appreciated. Can you please create the bot userpage when you find time? ~riley (talk) 05:19, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Per ~riley.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:54, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per Riley. --Minorax (talk) 09:00, 5 April 2020 (UsTC)
  •   Support Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 09:21, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. —Sgd. Hasley 13:34, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •    Support --Base (talk) 17:50, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support in a heartbeat. But, per Riley, please create a bot userpage on meta when you are able. Thanks! --TheSandDoctor Talk 02:43, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

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