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The following page documents an official Meta-Wiki policy.
This page has been elaborated and approved by the community and its compliance is mandatory for all users. It must not be modified without prior community approval.
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Interface Administrator policies and information
This page provides information on Meta interface administrators, and lays out relevant policies.
For legal and security reasons, the Wikimedia Foundation has decided to require two-factor authentication for this role.
Interface administrators are users who can edit CSS, JS, and JSON pages (pages such as MediaWiki:Common.js​, MediaWiki:Vector.css) and also interface messages which are interpreted as raw HTML. They can also edit users' individual CSS and JS pages which otherwise can only by edited by the users themselves. Because of the special nature of Meta-Wiki, interface administrators here also can edit CSS and JS pages which have a global effect. CSS and JS access is particularly sensitive due to the possible damage caused by intentional or accidental misuse, so it is important that interface administrators ensure they practice good account security and be careful with the changes they make.
Requesting interface adminship
The process for requesting interface adminship on Meta-Wiki is different for administrators and non-administrators:
Activity requirements
Interface administrators who are also administrators lose their access if their administrator rights are removed due to inactivity. Edits made requiring interface administrator access count as administrative actions for inactivity purposes. Other interface administrators lose their access if they have not made 10 global edits in the last six months.
Involuntary removal
Any bureaucrat may remove an interface admin's rights at any time if they feel the tools have been misused, or if a request for comment has shown that the community do not trust the interface administrator, whereby any consensus to demote of higher than about 50% is sufficient to remove. Any interface administrator that had their tools removed pursuant this section must pass a regular request for interface adminship in order to regain the tools, no matter if the user is an administrator or not.
Involved interface administrators
Interface administrators must abide by the involved administrators policy.
See also
Automatically generated list of interface administrators.
Last edited on 30 July 2021, at 17:28
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