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Meta bureaucrats are users who can manage permissions such as bot, administrator and other bureaucrats. Their role on Meta is limited to the assigning of the rights listed above. They may resolve disputes and determine consensus in RfCs, user right requests and user removal requests.


Users may be nominated or nominate themselves by placing a request on Meta:Requests for permissions. Whenever the nomination is accepted (if nominated by someone else, otherwise submitting the request is immediate acceptation), a request must stay open for at least seven (7) days. During this period anyone from the Community may Support, Symbol neutral vote.svg Abstain or Oppose a candidate's request.

A request will be deemed successful when closed by an existing bureaucrat after achieved a 70% support ratio.


A bureaucrat may lose their permissions if:

  • a request of no confidence in opened against the user and has a more than 50% support ratio,
  • the user loses their administrator status.


There are no clauses for re-addition except for re-appointment following the appointment criteria above.

List of rights

  • Not be affected by rate limits
  • Limit actions that can be performed for some groups for a limited time
  • Override the spoofing checks

List of bureaucrats

  • Last updated: 21 May 2020
User name Languages spoken Other rights
John en, cy-3 administrator, steward, System Administrator (Site Reliability Engineer)
Southparkfan nl, en-2 administrator, steward, System Administrator (Site Reliability Engineer)

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