Meta:Requests for adminship

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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, 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

None currently

Requests for limited adminship


Not ending before 2 December 2023 17:54 (UTC)

I often edit pages about WikiFranca and I'm also coordinator of their communication team. On Meta I create pages, rename some of the existing ones, and I would sometimes like to delete some as well or protect others (such as official statutes of the organization, new minutes of meetings etc.). My work as an admin here would be mainly restricted to the pages about WikiFranca. For info I also have been an administrator on the French Wikipedia (check) since last year and I have been editing frWP since 2009. --.Anja. (talk) 17:54, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Meta is a project with many globally-reaching tools; I think I generally prefer admins here to have more experience with other projects and/or a clearer use case for the tools here than one set of pages. That said, I'm not opposed to this request, because it does demonstrate a need for the access and I trust the candidate to not misuse it. Weak support? – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:39, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Happy to support for limited adminship. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:03, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Given the use case, I'd fully support a request for limited adminship rather than a regular one. Side question: Is it a practice here on Meta to protect organization official statutes or meeting minutes pages? I feel they should still be open for editing unless they are persistently vandalized or are highly visible that warrants protection. --94rain Talk 00:42, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You're right about protection. It would be only protected when pages are often vandalized and I really hope that won't be needed for WikiFranca statutes and minutes. .Anja. (talk) 20:51, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I have to agree that this seems to be a textbook case of limited adminship. That being said, 94rain's question is valid and I'd like @.Anja.: to respond to that. Leaderboard (talk) 06:00, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you for the advice! May I rename this request to Meta:Requests for limited adminship/.Anja. ? .Anja. (talk) 20:51, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes, please. I could do that for you, without leaving a redirect. Thanks. --M/ (talk) 15:18, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I've renamed and moved the page to limited adminiship section --M/ (talk) 18:57, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Seems like a valid use case, user can be trusted to follow the rules of limited adminship given that they are a trusted member of frwiki as a sysop there --DannyS712 (talk) 20:48, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Ameisenigel (talk) 16:52, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support.~aanzx © 19:56, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Reasonable use case. --V0lkanic (talk) 11:54, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --1108-Kiju/Talk 12:37, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   SupportMdsShakil (talk) 15:46, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 04:54, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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

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

Thereza Mengs (WMDE)

As a part of the Software Development Team at Wikimedia Deutschland, I work within the Technical Wishes Project and will support Johanna Strodt (WMDE) in creating and editing project pages on meta. I would like to be able to mark these pages for translation and hereby request the translation adminship. I already did the tutorial and set up the first project page. Thank you and best wishes -- Thereza Mengs (WMDE) 11:54, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Waiting About the sample page you provide, considering Meta:Internationalization guidelines:
  • Please use the 2021 tvar syntax (<tvar name="id"></tvar>) rather than the older one (<tvar|id></>).
  • Please use digits for tvar names for internal link targets.
  • You should also wrap your username in a tvar, since it should not be translated; copying it would be a bit painful for translators.
Also, I would be grateful to you for preparing another larger page for translation (with headings, list, or image…). 🙂 -- Pols12 (talk) 22:55, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

None currently

Requests for bot flags

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