Meta:Interface administrators

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Interface administrators
This page provides information on Meta interface administrators (interface-admin), and lays out relevant policies.

Interface administrators are users who have the ability to edit in the MediaWiki: namespace on this wiki, which is the namespace that controls certain aspects of the user interface (i.e., the sidebar, the footer, links on special pages, and the like). They can also edit other users' JavaScript and CSS files; however, in practice, this is rarely done, and might only be done when a new user has requested assistance with installing a user script, for example.

Appointment[edit source]

Interface administrators are appointed locally by any steward.

Requests for interface administrator should be made at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard.

Eligibility[edit source]

To be eligible for the interface administrator user group right, the requesting user must ensure that they:

  • Have a clear and specific purpose for requesting the right;
  • Already hold one (or more) advanced user rights such as wiki creator, patroller, global sysop, or other user group rights that demonstrate that they are trustworthy;
  • Have no recent history of blocks or other sanctions on Meta (the granting steward has some discretion here in what is considered recent);
  • Have confirmed, in writing, that they have a strong password on their user account; and
  • Have two-factor authentication enabled on their account.

Revocation[edit source]

Any administrator or steward can revoke the rights from a user if the user (has):

  • Shown, or otherwise given indication of, their user account, computer, and related technology having been compromised;
  • Engaged in vandalism in restricted namespaces or on restricted pages; or,
  • No longer meets the eligibility requirements.

For security purposes, interface administrator may also be removed by any administrator or steward, on their own or following a request for removal at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard, from any user who has not made any log actions or edits on Meta in the past 30 days. When the user returns and still has a need for the tool, they can re-request it at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard.

 Note: As part of Stewards' responsibilities as de facto Meta bureaucrats, they may, in their discretion, verify an interface administrator's two-factor authentication status.

List of interface administrators[edit source]

  • Last updated: 2024-05-16
  • Total number of interface administrators: 5
+/- Username Languages spoken Other rights Libera Chat nickname on IRC
BrandonWM en-N, es-3 administrator, wiki creator, global rollbacker BrandonWM
Labster en-N autopatrolled, global sysop
OrangeStar en-N, es-N autopatrolled OrangeStar
Universal Omega en-N autopatrolled, translator, wiki creator CosmicAlpha
Waki285 ja-N, en-3 patroller, translator, wiki creator

Chart[edit source]

The following is a chart of interface administrators.
User:LabsterUser:BrandonWMUser:Waki285User:OrangeStarUser:Agent IsaiUser:NaleksuhUser:Universal OmegaUser:Universal OmegaUser:DmehusUser:MrJaroslavikUser:Amanda CatherineUser:Reception123


See also[edit source]