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 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.

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.


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, 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.

  • 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:

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

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Requests for limited 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.


Not ending before 30 October 2020 14:59 (UTC)

Hello, everyone. I would like to request this tool to do my main job better. There are two main reasons for requesting this magnifying glass.

First, I want to help directly with meta-only requests. I promised to help SRCU, and have handled most of SRCUs accordingly(between about 70-80%). Sometimes I met meta-only requests, handing them over to Meta page, I've been thinking that I'd like to help them myself.

Second, because this tool will be of great help to my main job. My main task is tracking and dealing with LTAs or xwiki abuse. Some LTAs/xwiki abusers contribute to meta, pass through meta as well. So this tool will bring me great efficiency and convenience. In particular, I often have to make decisions on my own due to timezone differences. It is obvious that it will be helpful in my work.

I want to help with meta-only requests myself, I need this tool because it gives me efficiency and convenience, but I am well aware that I can only use it when you allow this. Just as you allowed what I do now, I ask for your opinion again. Thank you for your consideration. --Sotiale (talk) 14:59, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

  1.   Strong support definitely. Sgd. —Hasley 15:01, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  2.   Support They already have shown they can be trusted with CU as a steward, and since they're already an admin here this is an entirely reasonable use case. Happy to support. GeneralNotability (talk) 15:03, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. Sure. — regards, Revi 15:04, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  4.   Support - Sotiale is one of the most active stewards handling cross-wiki requests, and many of those requests intersect with Meta. He is friendly and helpful, works well with other CheckUsers, and would be a great addition to the team. With the removal of Vituzzu recently for inactivity, it would also be useful to have another Meta CU or two. Thanks for volunteering! – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:05, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  5. (Edit conflict.)   Strong support User shows a high need. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 15:07, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  6.   Strong support He/she is always helping me/everyone in login-wiki checkuser cases as possible as a steward. I think he/she will also be successful in this permission and will help the other checkusers. Good luck. --Uncitoyentalk 15:22, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  7.   Support Sure. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:51, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  8.   Support why not. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:11, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  9.   Support per GeneralNotability and Ajraddatz, no concerns. -- CptViraj (talk) 16:15, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  10.   Support no issues. --IWI (talk) 16:20, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  11.   Support a need is evident, —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:35, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  12.   Support per Ajraddatz / GeneralNotability / trusted user, valid need --DannyS712 (talk) 17:17, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  13. Yes, please.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:05, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  14.   Support no doubt, per Ajraddatz. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 23:15, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  15.   Support --Rschen7754 00:04, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  16.   Strong support --mirinano (talk) 00:18, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  17.   Support * Pppery * it has begun 01:07, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  18.   SupportTulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 03:09, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  19.   Support As Sotiale helps zhwiki a lot, I'm sure they will be helpful at Meta too. Meanwhile, I thought stewards automatically have access to Meta CU... --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 03:48, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  20.   Support no concerns about the candidate, especially if said candidate is a steward and one of the few people who've already gotten the magnifying glass on two other wikis. Also, I agree with Ajraddatz that another one is needed following another loss of CU due to inactivity. ミラP@Miraclepine 04:42, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  21.   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 07:00, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  22.   Support-𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 07:36, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  23.   Support, sure. Trijnsteltalk 09:56, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  24. SupportMarcoAurelio (talk) 10:45, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  25. For sure. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:28, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  26.   SupportMJLTalk 17:32, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  27.   Support Vermont (talk) 20:27, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  28.   Support. Very active and trusted user. --EVinente (talk) 12:13, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  29.   Strong support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 13:13, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  30.   SupportTeles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 04:28, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


Not ending before 30 October 2020 19:33 (UTC)

Hello! I've been considering putting my name in for a few weeks now, and especially after Vituzzu was, sadly, removed for inactivity. We could definitely use a few more meta-specific CUs, whether it be for the typical LTA-style vandalism we see, the increased spam problem, or the various other issues that seem to arise on Meta with relative frequency.

I've been an admin on meta since June 2019, and generally have focused my editing on clerking, general administrative actions (periodically in contentious areas), and anti-vandalism/spam. Lately I haven't been as active as I'd like to be due to RL issues, though I expect that to change soon as this winter is unlikely to be particularly busy for me.

I have been a CU on the Simple English Wikipedia since May, and would be happy to extend my CU-related volunteer work here if the community supports it. There is a decent amount of overlap between my volunteering here and on simplewiki, namely with LTAs and cross-wiki problem editors, that would result in CU access here improving my workflow and efficiency, as well as allowing me to better help Meta specifically. I'm quite active on IRC, I check my email frequently, and I'm generally easy to contact. I am also, of course, happy to answer any questions. Thank you for your consideration, Vermont (talk) 19:33, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

  1.   Support Trustworthy, proven experience with CU, relevant experience on meta, reasonable use case. Happy to endorse. (also: first post!) GeneralNotability (talk) 19:36, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  2.   Support per above. Sgd. —Hasley 19:38, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  3.   Support I trust in Vermont's judgement, and I think they would be a great addition to the Meta's checkuser team. Thank you for volunteering, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:41, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  4. Of course. Vermont is great and active guy. Without problems here.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:04, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  5.   Support When I saw Arj call in Sotiale RFCU !vote for one more CU, I thought who will I be nominating if I will and the 1st one that pops up on my mind is Vermont. So I am glad to see this, thanks for volunteering, nothing more to say as GeneralNotablity covered it well. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 20:05, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  6.   Support - Highly active, experience as a CU elsewhere, trusted to use the access well here. And it would be nice to have another non-steward CU. – Ajraddatz (talk) 22:17, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  7.   Support Experienced, trusted. A good addition to the team. Thank you for volunteering. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 23:17, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  8. Well, basically what Ajr said. I guess I can have a free ride on his comment :) — regards, Revi 23:36, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  9.   Support --Rschen7754 00:04, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  10.   SupportTulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 03:08, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  11.   Support no concerns. ミラP@Miraclepine 04:46, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  12.   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 07:00, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  13.   Support Trusted on cross-wiki. An active admin who regularly works here every month. It's already a checkuser on other wiki. He/she can help other checkusers. Good luck. --Uncitoyentalk 08:58, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  14.   Support, sure. Trijnsteltalk 09:56, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  15. SupportMarcoAurelio (talk) 10:46, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  16.   Support. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:30, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  17.   Support I think many people have already explained Vermont's capabilities enough. --Sotiale (talk) 11:53, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  18.   Strong supportMJLTalk 17:32, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  19.   Support yes. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 17:51, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  20.   Support --Esteban16 (talk) 20:25, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  21.   Support of course. --IWI (talk) 22:11, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  22.   Strong support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 13:14, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  23.   Support per Urbanecm. -- CptViraj (talk) 13:49, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  24.   SupportTeles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 04:30, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
  25.   Support per GeneralNotability / trusted user, valid need --DannyS712 (talk) 14:55, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
  26.   Support--Saroj Uprety (talk) 15:13, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
  27.   Support --mirinano (talk) 02:24, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Requests for Oversight access

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

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Requests for translation adminship


Not ending before 30 October 2020 13:02 (UTC)


I am requesting the translation adminship in order to be able to mark for translation future pages related to the French-speaking Wiktionary, Wikitongues, the Tremendous Wiktionary User Group (TWUG) or Lingua Libre (a project hosted by Wikimédia France, on which I already use admin tools such as pagetranslation). Thank you — WikiLucas (🖋️) 13:02, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support Although he has not been active in translation for the last few months, he seems to have translated he was particularly interested projects in before. He said that he has experience on different sites. I think you can use this tool. --Uncitoyentalk 09:23, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Okay, take things slowly for the toolkit as it might break things and the impact here is more than a chapter wiki, thanks for volunteering. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:24, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 20:45, 27 October 2020 (UTC)


Not ending before 1 November 2020 17:49 (UTC)

Hello everyone!

I am translating here on meta sometimes and work as an translation admin on wikidata and commons. Since there is a huge backlog at Special:PageTranslation here on meta I like to help here as well. Of course I have read all the relevant pages here on meta and on mediawiki. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them. Best regards --Ameisenigel (talk) 17:49, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support Seems okay, active in translations and with experience elsewhere (at least they have the rights). I am however not sure what backlogs are there, but if there are and In addition, you are willing to help to clear the backlogs, why not? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:22, 25 October 2020 (UTC) modified (I was a little confused at once) per Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:43, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Novak Watchmen (talk) 20:45, 27 October 2020 (UTC)


Not ending before 4 November 2020 18:18 (UTC)

Good times everyone! I have some expierience with translate extention, and sometimes I need to mark some page for translation, but the only translation admin in our community is a busy man and it slows down my work. So I requesting translation adminship to improve my contribution to that project. --Красныйwanna talk? 18:18, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Requests for CentralNotice adminship

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Requests for bot flags

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