Meta:Requests for adminship

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, they are 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:

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 ca wikimedia org.(source)

Requests for regular 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.

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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.


Not ending before 9 March 2024 20:10 (UTC)

(Minimum 25 support votes are required)

Hello. I would like to request the local oversight permission at Meta-Wiki. I'm active in global patrolling and countervandalism related duties and regularly come across material that falls under the oversight policy. There is also an issue with global suppression of accounts via CentralAuth preventing the hiding of problematic edits and log entries of such accounts without OS rights due to the way MediaWiki handles it (sysop-level RevDel and suppression cannot coexist). There is a (somewhat bad) workaround I often use for this, but the inability to hide abuse filter log entries remains, and I prefer to do things the "proper" way. With the resignation of MarcoAurelio and the removal of -revi for inactivity, Meta is currently down to 3 (three) oversighters. There may not be an immediate need for another oversighter, but we should aim to not have possible problems with regards to availability or with delays in the processing of local suppression. As a steward (since 2017, formerly Defender), I already have access to everything oversighted and the suppression log, so I'm actually asking for permission to use oversight tools here outside of urgent emergencies, since I'm interested to help in this area. Thank you for your time and consideration. — Elton (talk) 20:10, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  1.   Support LGTM and we could use some oversighters now that we have lost two. EPIC (talk) 20:14, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2.   Support sure: candidate competence and given reasons leave no doubt. M/ (talk) 20:20, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3.   Support No issues. Maximillion Pegasus (talk) 20:31, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4.   Support No concerns. ~ Yahya (talkcontribs) 20:35, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5.   Support --Ameisenigel (talk) 21:00, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6.   Support --TenWhile6 (talk | SWMT) 21:02, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7.   Support More oversighters can't be a bad thing. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 21:53, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8.   Support Why not? ;) —DerHexer (Talk) 22:45, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Support No doubts. --Stïnger (会話) 23:11, 2 March 2024 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  10.   Support --1108-Kiju/Talk 02:53, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11.   Support --Syunsyunminmin 🗨️talk 05:25, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12.   Support hope to see a quicker response from the team. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 06:28, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13.   Support --Johannnes89 (talk) 06:49, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14.   Support - no concerns, would also be happy to see non-stewards run for meta functionary roles to distribute the permissions a bit. – Ajraddatz (talk) 14:08, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15.   SupportMdsShakil (talk) 18:16, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16.   Support--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 18:24, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17.   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 18:27, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18.   Support --V0lkanic (talk) 14:02, 4 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19.   Support--Vituzzu (talk) 14:12, 4 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20.   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 16:03, 4 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21.   Support, no concerns here. Codename Noreste 🤔 talk 06:02, 5 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22.   Support. —— Eric LiuTalk 08:01, 5 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests for translation adminship


I already have some experience with the translation tool. I am a translation administrator at Wikidata, br.wikimedia and, mainly, at Wikisource in Portuguese (where I am most active in this area). So I would like to be able to occasionally re(mark) some translations on the Meta-Wiki as well. ━ Albertoleoncio Who, me? 15:16, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Support Julius 12345 (talk) 15:19, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Question: Thank you for volunteering. Can you explain what you did wrong/could've done better here? --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 15:21, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Minorax: A lot of things. The br.wikimedia is an affiliate wiki, so things are mostly done by the staff themselves. On that page, one of the employees who didn't have the flag asked to mark the page for translation and I, because of the "conjuncture", lazily marked the page.
On a normal wiki I wouldn't do this. For example: That part didn't need to be translated. It's just code and a list of names. This table should not be marked like this, as each cell should be translated separately. Links were not included in tvar tags. This template was broken in the process and so on. There are still other errors, but these examples are sufficient. ━ Albertoleoncio Who, me? 23:29, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Same issues on this February-2024 edit. You seem to know segmentation rules, but you don’t apply them. We try, on Meta-Wiki to apply strict guidelines to make translation as easy as possible. Will you comply with these guidelines?
-- Pols12 (talk) 01:44, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Pols12: For this edition specifically, it did not seem necessary to do greater segmentation. I understand the need to segment texts: so that each snippet remains concise, more easily translatable and preventing minor changes from breaking all the multiple translations already made in the text. In the Portuguese Wikisource, source texts are not modifiable, and translations are blocked from being made other than Portuguese, so any other adjustments are just made on the fly with minimal impact. On meta-wiki pages, where each page is translated into dozens of other languages and each remark can result in the invalidation of several other translations already made downstream, I will be much more careful with such translations. ━ Albertoleoncio Who, me? 12:03, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What I meant with “segmentation” term was excluding formatting templates from translatable content (closing translate tag, or adding tvars). But I understand this is not especially useful for Portuguese Wikisource. Thank you for your answers.   Support T-adminship too. -- Pols12 (talk) 13:39, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support, very experienced user. --Stïnger (会話) 16:08, 1 March 2024 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  Support --V0lkanic (talk) 17:11, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

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Requests for bot flags

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See also