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Requests for adminship (nae ti be confounded wi requests for arbitration at WP:RFAr) is a page ti nominate yersel or ithers for ti become a Wikipedia administrator. Admins hae access til a puckle technical featurs that help wi Wikipedia maintenance. Please see the readin list an wey-to guide afore appleein here.

Administrators the nou | Neow admins | Unsuccessful candidacies (since September 2005)

Aboot RfA[eedit soorce]

Administrator status is grantit ti trustie members o the commonty that's fameiliar wi Wikipedia policies. Admins dinna hae ony byordinar authority on Wikipedia, but is hauden ti heich standards, sin they are seen bi some uisers as the "offeicial face" o Wikipedia. Admins shuid be mainerlie, an shuid shaw guid juidgment an patience in dealin wi ithers. Nominees shuid hae been on Wikipedia lang eneuch for fowk ti see gif they hae thir qualities or no. Houaniver, adminship shuidna be a muckle thing. Admin actions is reversible; bein an admin is maistlins an extra responsibeility, sin there are rules an policies that juist applees til admins.

Nomination staundarts
Maist neow admins haes mair nor three month o parteecipation an mair nor 1000 edits. See the standards for adminship expectit bi some raigulars on this page. Ye can uise kate's tool ti coont a nominee's edits; mind that # of edits micht be inflated bi frequent smaa edits.

Ye dow nominate yersel.

Anonymous users canna be nominated, nor nominate ithers, nor vote. They are alloued ti comment tho.

Nomination process
Nominations stay for seiven days, for votes an comments. Bureaucrats dow at their discretion extend this whan consensus isna clair; the threshold for consensus on this page is rochlie 75-80 percent support. In extraordinar circumstances, bureaucrats micht chuise forbye ti void the walins cast an require a rewale. Thae nominations that will clairly fail micht be taen awa aerlier for ti stop collogues that causes ill will; houaniver, sin maist editors disna veisit Wikipedia ilka day, a raisonable time shuid be gien. Some uisers opposes aerlie removal under onie circumstances. Gin yer nomination is rejectit, please wait a raisonable time afore appleein ance mair (say, a month).

Sel-nominations Please review the qualifications abuin. Some editors feels that sel-nominees shoud "exceed the ordinar guidelines by guid meisur", hae an accoont name that is mony months auld an hae mnny hunders o edits (in practice onybody wi less nor 1000 edits haesna a real chance o passin). This is no tae say that sel-nominators is necessar ony less qualifee'd nor "sponsored" nominations. Maist voters can be presumed tae conseeder aw nominees on their ain merits, an there's e'en a few that leuks wi speicial favour on sel-nominations as expressin a suitable independence. A guid solit backgrund is equally important for baith kynd o nomination. Obviously unqualifee'd nominations o aither kynd micht coud be removed athoot discussion.

For tae eik your vote, edit the section for that candidate. Aw Wikipaedians wi an accoont is walcome tae vote. Lang discussions shoud be hauden in the Comments section.

Please shaw whither ye uphaud or oppose the candidate. Ye can cast a neutral vote that winna be tabulated in the final calculations an aw. Whan ye cast yer vote, please conseeder providin an expoondin, specially on oppose an neutral votes, sae the candidate or ither voters can unnerstaund an address it. In a close nomination, aw explanations an comments will be conseedered, includin thaim that's in neutral votes. Ye shoud can update the vote tot whan votin an aw.

In yer comments an responses, please be respectfu o ithers. Some dialogs micht become contentious an emotional. Mynd that we are aw fowk wi feeling, emotions an pride.

For tae nominate somebody (includin yersel)

  1. Edit this page an eik the follaein text abuin the maist recent nomination:
    {{Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/UserName}}
  2. Follae the reid airtin tae Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/UserName an eik the follaein:
    '''[{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/UserName|action=edit}} Vote here] (0/0/0) ending {{subst:CURRENTTIME}} [[00 Month]] [[2005]] (UTC)'''
    {{User|USERNAME}} - Yer nomination/descreeption o the uiser --~~~~
    {{subst:Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Candidate quaistens}}
  3. Preview yer nomination for tae check it; replace [[00 Month]] wi the date fae yer seegnatur but mak the date sieven days efter.
  4. Gin the nominatit uiser is on the Leet o Wikipaedians bi nummer o eedits, please update their status for tae reflect the new nomination, wi an airtin tae the nomination page.

Current nominations[eedit soorce]

MJL[eedit soorce]

Vote here (0/0/0) ending 16:55 5 September 2019 (UTC) MJL (collogue · contreebs) - My name is MJL, an I am rinnin tae be an admeen.
I askit AmaryllisGardener on WP:Discord if I wad be a guid fit, an he had sain ay. I am active on enwiki, but I mak stub airticles in Scots aboot Africae. I think I can haundle the gibbles. –MJLTauk 16:55, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Candidate, please shaw gin ye accept the nomination here: Aye


  1. Support, uiser wad mak a great admin, an we need mair on this growin wiki. --AmaryllisGardener talk 17:00, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
  2. Support, user would be a net positive to the project. Vermont (tauk) 18:11, 7 September 2019 (UTC)




  • The candidate has a very poor history and is a drama seeker on en-WP. While this is a different project and subject to its own policies etc, I do hope people bear in mind this, which the candidate has written about adminship on that project and which is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to problematic contributions. - Sitush (tauk) 14:28, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Above statement was made shortly after the Eric Corbett case – posted by the candidate – ended with motion, as the reported user publicly quit, yet used another account. It's an unfortunate ending, and an unfortunate response to call this case "drama seeking" on another wiki, that I hope the fellow editor will reconsider and strike.
The candidate has shown patience and civility in response to similar minded, and even more harsh comments during the case. This is a good sign to me, that they will be a level-headed, reliable admin even in heated situations. As I'm not an editor on this project – and I'm sorry for not speaking Scottish –, I believe I cannot vote, otherwise I would support him. Aron Manning (tauk) 20:35, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I am not a friend of Sitush, and I am not a friend of Eric Corbett, nor am I an editor of this Wikipedia, so I have no objections if this comment is struck as being from outside your editing community, but I do want to say this: while I do not hold MJL is as low esteem as some other editors on English Wikipedia appear to, I also have to say that his their character does not strike me as a good one for a candidate to be an administrator on any Wikipedia, as he they appears to be rather attracted to creating drama where none is necessary, and does not appear to take the time to consider the implications of his their comments or actions. This Wikipedia is, of course, completely free to make its own decisions about MJL, but I did wish to point out that his their reputation on English Wikipedia, where he has they have done the majority of his their editing -- 17,998 edits, vs. 315 edits here -- is not all that stellar. Good luck to you all, and I apologize for writing in English Beyond My Ken (tauk) 07:53, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
    @Beyond My Ken: I appreciate the honest feedback. Just a note about pronouns please. As I have said to you in the past, your opinion carries a lot of weight with me. I just think you are a bit wrong in your assessment in this one particular case. Being an admin means different things on different projects. The things you have cited are exactly the reason I would be a terrible fit as an enwiki admin. If I may explain exactly what I plan to do as admin to you here, then maybe you can reconsider that position.
    On, there is no such thing as a template editor, page mover, file mover, pending change reviewer, edit filter helper or manager, or new page reviewer. All of that is strictly bundled with the admin role. If I want to do something as simple as a page swap, it requires an admin. Gardener is literally the only admin regularly active here. If he doesn't get to it, it is not getting done (just look at his talk page, it's literally just full of requests for him to do mundane tasks).
    Finally, I'll just translate our full adminship policy for you since Scots can be hard to understand:
    The Scots Wikipedia policy right now is to grant this access liberally to anybody that has been an active Wikipedia contributor for a while and is generally a well known and trusted member of the community. This works well for us since there's not many users. Policy might change at some later date, when we have that many users that we don't all know one another. But we doubt that'll be a while yet.
    I'll even let slip what my first admin action is going to be: deleting the pages created by as obvious nonsense. There's not a lot of drama involved in that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯MJLTauk 17:58, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • [en] I'm not involved in this wiki, but MJL would be a great asset in my view --DannyS712 (tauk) 08:59, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Quaistens for the candidate
A feow generic quaistens tae gie guidance tae the voters:

1. Whit sysop chores, if ony, wad ye foresee yersel holpin wi? (Please read the page aboot administrators an the administrators' readin leet.)
A. Stompin vandals, cleanin things, helpin oot as needit. –MJLTauk 17:04, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
2. Amang yer ain airticles or contreibutions tae Wikipaedia, are there ony that ye'r rael prood o, an whit wey?
A. Re-writin' {{Walcome}}, doin Template:DYK/Juin 2019, makin stubs like Hallae E'en Howls, Middlesex Coonty, Connecticut, an Wikisoorce. –MJLTauk 17:04, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
3. Haev ye bin in ony fechts ower editin in the past or div ye feel that ither uisers hae caused ye pain? Whit haev ye duin aboot it and whit will ye dae aboot it in the future?
A. nae on Mony on enwiki. Just gotta crinch yer teeth an cairy on! –MJLTauk 17:04, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

AmaryllisGardener[eedit soorce]

Vote here (0/0/0) endin 00:50 11 Mairch 2019 (UTC) AmaryllisGardener (collogue · contreebs) - Been admin here syne 2014, an Ah woud lik tae renew ma admin status sae A can conteena tae leuk efter the wiki. --AmaryllisGardener talk 00:50, 5 Mairch 2019 (UTC)

Candidate, please shaw gin ye accept the nomination here:


  1. support Super active and competent. I hope it's okay that I'm voting despite not being a super frequent contributor. Praxidicae (tauk) 17:47, 5 Mairch 2019 (UTC)
  2. Support Very helpful administrator. Happy to see them continue. Vermont (tauk) 17:31, 11 Mairch 2019 (UTC)
  3. Support Aye, has a guid amount o clue and whit not. Yon loon will be braw. Nick (tauk) 17:53, 11 Mairch 2019 (UTC)




Quaistens for the candidate
A feow generic quaistens tae gie guidance tae the voters:

1. Whit sysop chores, if ony, wad ye foresee yersel holpin wi? (Please read the page aboot administrators an the administrators' readin leet.)
Deletions an really ony admin tasks..
2. Amang yer ain airticles or contreibutions tae Wikipaedia, are there ony that ye'r rael prood o, an whit wey?
3. Haev ye bin in ony fechts ower editin in the past or div ye feel that ither uisers hae caused ye pain? Whit haev ye duin aboot it and whit will ye dae aboot it in the future?

Requests for bureaucratship[eedit soorce]

Bureaucrats are admeinistrators wi the extra pouer ti mak ither fowk admins or bureaucrats, based on community deceisions raxed here. Thay can chynge the uiser name o onie ither uiser an aa. The process for bureaucrats is seimlar ti that for adminship abuin, but is maistlins jist bi request. The expectation for bureaucratship is heicher nor for adminship, in terms o nummers o votes, abeility til engage voters an candidates, an signeificant disqualifications.

Bureaucrats are expected tae determine consensus in sweir cases an ti be ready tae justifee thair decisions. Walin sections an bylerplate quaistens for candidates can be insertit uisin {{subst:Wikipedia:Requests for bureaucratship/Candidate quaistens}}.

Please eik neow requests at the tap o this section juist ablo (an please update the headers whan walin)

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