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Policies and guidelinesAdministrator policies and information
This page provides information on Meta administrators, and lays out relevant policies.
Administrators on Meta are users who have been granted the technical ability to perform certain special actions with local (protect and unprotect pages, delete and undelete pages, block and unblock users, and perform a variety of other tasks) and global (edit the title and spam blacklists, modify global abusefilters, send mass messages globally and more) effects.
Policy for requesting adminship
To request administrator access on Meta, you need to:
Ill-considered nominations for adminship can be draining and deflating to both community and candidate. Any successful candidate will need to demonstrate sufficient experience within the Wikimedia community, in addition to a familiarity with Meta. 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 at Meta.
The request is made at Requests for adminship, with at least one week allocated for the community to express opinions. The candidate will be named sysop here only if approved by at least 75% of participants. All active Meta-wiki editors may participate and give their opinion on the candidate. If your activity is outside Meta, but you have an opinion based on working with candidate in other Wikimedia projects, in support of or against the candidate, you are welcomed to submit it.
If the candidate becomes a sysop, they should add their name to Administrator list, and ensure they keep a valid user name page, links to at least one other project, and valid contact. Administrators not respecting these rules will be desysoped.
See also:
For current administrators: Template:AdminWelcome contains some handy links.
To become an administrator, make a request at Requests for adminship and meet the requirements listed there and above.
Regular administrators are allowed to subscribe to metawiki-admins, a private mailing list. Should you wish to subscribe, you'll find the instructions on the mailing list page.
It is helpful for some people to have access to protected pages on Meta (related to languages files). In such cases, two options are possible:
Limited administrator status
Administrator status can be granted in a limited or restricted way. Limits can be set in time and/or in scope (for example, a user can be granted limited administrator status to perform technical work for an indefinite period of time, or to assist in a specific task for a set period of time, etc.). Unless requested and granted otherwise, limited adminship will have a duration of one month, after which rights will be removed. Limited administrators technically are given the same rights as regular administrators, but should avoid using their administrator tools for tasks they have not been authorized. Doing so could be grounds for immediate removal. Limited administrators can also be subject to a different activity requirement than regular administrators.
Policy for de-adminship
Any sysop inactive on Meta will be desysopped. "Inactivity" is normally defined as fewer than 10 logged actions in the past six months. Desysopping is formally undertaken at Meta:Administrators/Removal​. Users who are desysopped may reapply through the regular avenue.
The next formal administrator review takes place on: April 1, 2022 (update)
Removal criteria
  1. Users who have made fewer than ten edits in the six months immediately before the removal date (April 1 or October 1) are desysopped without notice.
  2. Users who have made more than ten edits but fewer than ten actions requiring admin privileges in the same period are given a week to indicate they would like to retain their access. Users in this category are to be notified on the first day, and adminship is removed without notice on the seventh day if there is no response.
Newly elected administrators are exempt from the first evaluation date following their election. The evaluation criteria apply only to users who were administrators for the full six-month evaluation period.
Involved administrators
Administrators should avoid using their tools in situations where they may not be impartial. Those situations include using the tools in disputes in which they are involved parties. If the administrator is in doubt, the administrator is encouraged to ask for opinions, or to ask another administrator to take the case to Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat.
List of administrators
The following users have sysop rights on Meta. (See also auto-generated lists of administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters and stewards.)
Last updated: 2021-11-05
User nameLanguages spokenOther rights
-reviko, en-3CN admin, oversighter, steward
1234qwer1234qwer4ru, de-4, en-2, la-1
1997kBhi, en-3global renamer, global rollbacker
Ajraddatzen, fr-2checkuser, ombudsman
Amire80ru, en-4, he-4, ca-3, it-2, eo-2, es-2, la-1, lt-1, am-1, ar-1CN admin, global sysop
Antherefr, en-3
Atcovien, de-2global rollbacker, global sysop
Baseuk, ru-4, en-2CN admin, interface admin, steward
Beetstraeninterface admin, global rollbacker
Billinghurstenglobal rollbacker, global sysop, abuse filter maintainer (global)
Camouflaged Mirageen, zhinterface admin, global rollbacker
CptVirajgu, hi-4, en-2, hif-1, sa-1, bgc-1, raj-1, mr-1, bh-1, ne-1global renamer, global rollbacker, global sysop
DannyS712en, he-2, es-2, zh-2interface admin, global rollbacker, global sysop
Defenderpt, en-2, es-1steward
DerHexerde, en-3, es-2, grc-2, la-2oversighter, steward
GeneralNotabilityen, es-1, la-1
Hasleyes, en-3, ca-2, it-1, pt-1, gl-1checkuser, interface admin, global rollbacker, global sysop
Herbythymeen, fr-2, es-1, it-1, la-1
Jusjihzh, en-3, fr-1, ko-1
Kaganerru, en-1CN admin, interface admin
Krdde, en-3
Lofty abyssen-4, it-2
MarcoAurelioes, en-2, fr-2bureaucrat, checkuser, oversighter, steward
Martin Urbaneccs, en-3CN admin, interface admin, steward
MF-Warburgde, en-3, fr-1, tet-1, la-1bureaucrat, global rollbacker, global sysop
Minoraxen, zh, fr-1, ko-1, ms-1interface admin, global rollbacker, global sysop
MusikAnimalen, es-3interface admin, steward
NahidSultanbn, en-3, bpy-1.05, as-1CN admin, global renamer, global sysop
Operator873en, es-2steward
Pharosen, fr-1CN admin
RadiXpt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, it-2, gl-1, sk-1, (sq, ms, hi)-0.5steward
Sotialeko, en-2, ja-1, bi-1, tpi-1, eo-1checkuser, oversighter, steward
Steinsplitterde-4, en-2, it-2CN admin, interface admin, global renamer
Strynfi, en-2, sv-1steward
Tegelsv, en-3steward
Telespt, en-3, es-2steward
TheSandDoctoren, fr-1global renamer
Tks4Fishpt, en-5, es-2, it-2steward
Trijnstelnl, en-4, de-1, fr-1checkuser, CN admin, steward
Tulsi Bhagatne, mai, en-3, hi-2, bh-2, hif-2
Uncitoyentr, en-2, fr-2global renamer, global rollbacker, global sysop
Vermonten, ru-2, es-1checkuser, global rollbacker, global sysop
Vituzzuit, scn, en-2, fr-2, la-1, es-1, pt-1CN admin, steward
WhitePhosphoruszh, en-3, ja-1, lzh-1, wuu-1, yue-1global rollbacker, global sysop
Wiki13nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1steward
WikiBayerbar, de-4, en-1, gsw-1, nds-1, pfl-1global rollbacker, global sysop
Xaosfluxen, es-1bureaucrat, CN admin, interface admin, oversighter, abuse filter maintainer (global), global renamer
علاءar, en-4, he-1, es-1steward
Temporary adminship or adminship by decree
Last updated: 2021-12-02 (edit)
Temporary Meta-Wiki administrators or Meta-Wiki administrators by decree
User nameRequest pageApproved forGranted byExpiration time
WMFOffice (talk ·contribs)None To mirror global blocks locally on metaJalexander-WMFN/A
GVarnum-WMF (talk ·contribs)NoneWMF Contractor work - CommunicationsJalexander-WMFN/A
Delphine (WMF) (talk ·contribs)NoneWMF staff workJalexander-WMFN/A
Reedy (WMF) (talk ·contribs)NoneDashiki workReedy (WMF)N/A
Milimetric (WMF) (talk ·contribs)NoneDashiki workReedy (WMF)N/A
Ottomata (talk ·contribs)NoneWMF staff workNahidSultan (WMF)2021-12-21
Mforns (WMF) (talk ·contribs)NoneWMF staff workNahidSultan (WMF)2021-12-21
DAlangi (WMF) (talk ·contribs)NoneWMF staff workJSutherland (WMF)2022-01-01
Lustiger seth (talk ·contribs)RfASBL workMarcoAurelioN/A (but the user is required to sign on each October inactivity run if they wish to renew for a new yearly term)
MusikBot II (talk ·contribs)RfAprotect for templates and modulesMatiiaN/A (If the bot owner's admin right is removed, this bot's admin right will also be removed.)
Romaine (talk ·contribs)RfAimport GLAM and education newsletter from outreachwiki and fix histories related to themMF-Warburg2022-03-02

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Last edited on 1 November 2021, at 01:06
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