Interwiki administrators are users who can edit the interwiki table upon request. The term refers to two types of users, global interwiki administrators who can edit the interwiki table of all wikis (excluding the global one on Meta which only Meta administrators can) or local interwiki administrators who can only edit the interwiki table of one wiki.
For wikis without any local interwiki administrators, or local interwiki administrators have not been recently active, requests for changing interwiki should be made on Community noticeboard or, alternatively, by visiting Special:GlobalUsers/global-interwiki-admin on the local wiki and contacting a global interwiki administrator, ideally, via their Meta Wiki user talk page.
Interwiki administrators, both global and local, are required to check every link before they add it to Special:Interwiki, to make sure it is not malicious.
Global interwiki administrators
Global interwiki administrators (
global-interwiki-admin) are users who may edit the interwiki table of any wiki upon request except the interwiki table on this wiki, Meta, which also serves as the global interwiki table as only Meta administrators may do that.
Global interwiki administrators should not add or alter interwiki prefixes on wikis where they do not hold bureaucrat rights, unless local bureaucrats or the local community requests it, or where they have otherwise been provided with a local authorization, ratified by a local bureaucrat, to add interwiki prefixes on a discretionary basis. Global interwiki administrators may remove malicious interwiki prefixes from the local interwiki table without prior consultation of the local community.
Global interwiki administrators are elected by users. Candidates may nominate themselves, or be nominated by another user, for the global permission at Requests for global permissions. Candidates should articulate a clear reason for requesting the permission, and other community members having created their accounts before the permissions request in question may express supportive, opposing, or neutral views. Additionally, any community member may and is encouraged to ask pertinent questions related to the candidate's suitability, technical knowledge, relevant experience, aptitude, and similar. The request will be considered successful if:
- there is a support ratio of at least 80%
- a period of one week has passed since it started
Eligibility criteria and requesting
Interwiki administrators are voted by users. However, the following conditions must be met in order for the user to be eligible to be voted. If these conditions are not met, the user may not be a candidate for Global Interwiki administrator and any votes will not matter. A candidate must:
- Have at least 500 total global edits on Miraheze (on more than one wiki) ( Note: These edits may not consist of directly copy/pasting content from other wikis, they must be edits done by the user);
- Have had their Miraheze account for at least 2 months; and,
- Be involved in some way in community matters (in discussions on the Community noticeboard, etc.)
Local interwiki administrators
Local interwiki administrators (
interwiki-admin) are users who may be appointed by their local community to edit the interwiki table of only that wiki. Wikis which meet the eligibility criteria described below may appoint their own local interwiki administrators following a successful local election.
Eligibility criteria and requesting
Local interwiki administrators must meet the following conditions to be eligible for local interwiki administrator:
- Hold bureaucrat rights on the local wiki;
- Have had a Miraheze account for (a) at least two (2) weeks before requesting or (b) the two (2) month global user longevity requirement above;
- Have made either (a) 500 edits on the local wiki where requested or (b) the 500 global edit requirement above; and,
- Comply with any additional local rules governing the selection of local interwiki administrators
The wiki the request is for must have at least 5 active users (5 edits in the last 30 days). If this criterion is not met then local interwiki administrators may not be elected.
On wikis that are eligible to appoint a local interwiki administrator, requests for local interwiki administrator should be made at that wiki's local request for permissions page or an equivalent page of high visibility where issues of interest are discussed in the community. In accordance with global convention, any election should stay open for at least 5 days after which a Steward should be informed of the completion of the local election at Stewards' noticeboard#Other access. There is no minimum support ratio or number of votes required, but determining consensus will be up to the closing Steward.
Loss of local bureaucrat rights
If a local interwiki administrator loses the bureaucrat right for any reason, they will also lose their local interwiki administrator rights as they are no longer eligible for the position.
Malicious additions to an interwiki table
If an interwiki administrator adds any malicious site to interwiki, they can immediately be revoked without warning.
Global interwiki administrators who do not participate in the community in some form (such as adding or modifying interwiki prefixes, responding to questions on the Community noticeboard, IRC or Discord, etc.) for six (6) months will be deemed inactive and may have their global permissions removed by a Steward, after taking account activity on all wikis and related Miraheze platforms.
Liste dai stats globai Aministradors dai Interwiki
- Ultime atualizazion de pagjine 24 Novembar 2023
- Total number of global interwiki administrators: 5
Timeline of past and current Global Interwiki administrators
The following Requests for Comment and discussions helped shape this policy:
- Requests for Comment/Lower requirements for global Interwiki administrator (December 2022; lowered the edit requirement for global interwiki administrator from 1,000 to 500)
- Community noticeboard/Archive 32#Local interwiki administrator amendment proposal (August 2022; restricted what wikis could elect a local interwiki administrator)
- Requests for Comment/Miscellaneous RfGR and WC rules (June 2022; added an inactivity clause for global interwiki administrators)
- Requests for Comment/interwiki-admin changes (May 2019; established a local interwiki administrator group)
- Requests for Comment/Interwiki links editing (July 2018; established a global interwiki administrators group)