Meta:Wiki creators' guide

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Wiki creator's guide
This page provides information about the wiki creation process and acts as a guide to wiki creators to handle the wiki requests.

Hello! If you just became a wiki creator or want to become one, reading this page is very important, and can/will help you a lot.

Approving requests

Before continuing, make sure you want to approve the request. The description of the request should be describing what the wiki will be used for, and you should make sure that the wiki's purpose is not incompatible with the Content Policy. Examples of what wiki requests should contain are written on the guide to writing wiki requests page.

  1. Access the request at Special:RequestWikiQueue.
  2. Access the "Handle request" tab.
  3. Choose one of the reasons from the drop-down, depending on the quality of the wiki request ("perfect", "good", "okay").
  4. Make sure the wiki is created, the Main Page is displayed, and a bureaucrat exists on the wiki. This last point is especially important and can be done either by (a) visiting the wiki or (b) using Special:CentralAuth and inputting the exact username of the requestor.

You're done!

Requesting clarification on requests

If a wiki request requires clarification or follow up, you should:

  1. Use the handle request tab.
  2. Select on hold.
  3. Choose one of the reasons from the drop-down. If you feel that the reasons are too general and something specific must be said, you can use the "Others" tab to add a specific comment or question.

Declining requests

If a request description indicates that it will or has a strong potential to violate the Content Policy it should be declined by accessing the "Handle request" tab, selecting decline and selecting one of the reasons. If the description is not detailed enough in order to make a determination, you can also ask the requester to add more details by editing the request.

If you are unsure about how to handle a request or whether to decline it or not, you are free to leave it to another wiki creator.


Notifications on wiki creation/decline are handled by the software, which will send the user an Echo notification (ping) when the request is approved or declined. Additionally, however, you may wish to notify the user on their user talk page with Template:Uw-invalidwikireq when declining their wiki request. This is optional, however.