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 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. 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 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


Ending 16 February 2020 20:27 (UTC)

Hello everyone, I am Hasley. I have been working for the past 9 months on Meta. Through my time on this project, I have made more than 3,800 edits, of which almost 1,000 are deleted. I usually report to RFH/SRG and #wikimedia-stewards, so I am able to help with IRC requests. My main focus would be to deal with LTAs and any other administrative areas as I can, especially when there are no local sysops available. To be honest, I was not supposed to request for adminship, but a bot flood attack prompted me. Let's take a look at last night's event: I reverted more than 100 edits for an hour until they were blocked; sysop tools would have been very beneficial.

I am an administrator on and a curator on English Wikiversity, so I have experience as a sysop. Also, a global rollbacker. As always, I am open to all questions. Thanks in advance. Kind regards. —Sgd. Hasley 20:27, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support, sure, been really helpful patrolling meta tirelessly.--AldnonymousBicara? 20:30, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Long overdue, and trusted admin elsewhere. Last night was a clear example of a user not having the tools to do the job - the only reason that LTA was blocked at the 1 hr mark was because I pulled my phone out at the dinner table, on a date, after multiple pings on IRC. If that doesn't scream "we need more admins" (at least for certain timezones), I'm not sure what does. Hasley has the experience, judgement, and understanding of Meta's inner workings to be a competent and proficent sysop. ~riley (talk) 20:59, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Yes, sure. Trusted and competent; I see no issues here, and I see the need for more admins. Thanks for offering to help. Ahmadtalk 22:03, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Why not? -- CptViraj (📧) 00:59, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 03:46, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support: Per others. --Wright Streetdeck 03:58, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Sure!--MrJaroslavik (talk) 04:12, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support an absolute pile of deleted contributions, most of them correct speedy taggings. Also has a wide variety of experience across a number of Wikimedia projects. – Ajraddatz (talk) 05:13, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Capable and competent. Having clue and knows the tools. Thank you for your willingness to serve. Good crosswiki work too, active in SMWT which allows me confidence that he will be able to interact with the diverse amount of users here. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:58, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Doing good work, but keep it slow when deleting stuff. :P ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:09, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I am for Vercelas… —Eihel (talk) 16:24, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support, active and competent.--BRP ever 02:11, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I was going to nominate you after that :) --Sotiale (talk) 02:32, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support for sure. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:10, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 21:57, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Defender (talk) 22:20, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Trust user, although not long joined. 轻语者 (talk) 10:24, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per Riley & BRPever. Minorax (talk) 14:32, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Requests for limited adminship

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Requests for interface adminship

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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

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Requests for translation adminship

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Requests for CentralNotice adminship

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Requests for bot flags

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See also