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විකිපීඩියා වෙතින්
(විකිපීඩියා:CRAT වෙතින් යළි-යොමු කරන ලදි)

Bureaucrats are Wikipedia users with the technical ability to:

  • promote other users to administrator or bureaucrat status;
  • grant and revoke an account's bot status; and
  • rename user accounts.

They are bound by policy and consensus to grant administrator or bureaucrat access only when doing so reflects the wishes of the community, usually after a successful request at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship. In like fashion, they are expected to exercise judgment in changing usernames, and in granting or removing bot flags on the advice of the Bot Approvals Group. They are expected to be capable judges of consensus, and are expected to explain the reasoning for their actions on request and in a civil manner. Bureaucrats are not super-admins, and have no authority beyond these technical competencies and the domains of requests for user access levels (RfX), bot flags, and account renaming.

Bureaucrats do not have the technical ability to remove administrator or bureaucrat rights from users or to grant certain levels of access such as oversight or checkuser rights. These actions are performed by stewards, a small multilingual group of individuals who serve all Wikimedia projects and are elected and reconfirmed annually. Changes in user rights by stewards are recorded at meta:Special:Log/rights; for more information see meta:Requests for permissions.

Users are granted bureaucrat status by community consensus. The process is similar to the process of granting administrator status, but the expectations for potential bureaucrats are higher and community consensus must be clearer. See Wikipedia:Requests for adminship#About RfB.

Current bureaucrats

Name Timezone Times active
(Days/Hours (UTC))
E-mail Mailing list subscription OTRS Access
See also: Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat

Former bureaucrats


These are instructions for bureaucrats, regarding bureaucratic actions and processes.

Promotions and RfX closures


Note: As in the case with non-admins and AFD, Requests for adminship can be closed by non-bureaucrats in certain cases; for example if the user has withdrawn the request or the outcome is very unlikely to be positive (see WP:NOTNOW). Non-bureaucrats should be very careful in the latter case and only close RfAs when they are not in doubt. In such cases the requesting user should always be asked to consider withdrawal first.

  • Wait at least seven days after the listing was made on Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.
  • Check the history for the transcluded page to be reasonably sure that the comments are genuine.
  • Determine whether there is a consensus that the person should be promoted using the traditional rules of thumb and your best judgement.
  • Edit the nomination. Add the relevant header and footer to the discussion page, remembering to substitute:
  1. Check at Special:ListUsers that the requested name is not taken locally and sulutil: to ensure SUL conflicts will not be created.
  2. Be sure that the user has no history of abuse and that the request is in the best interest of the project. Check the changing usernames guidelines and use your judgement.
  3. Enter the old and new name at Special:Renameuser.
    Note that it is currently not possible (for either bureaucrats or stewards) to rename users with more than fifty thousand (50,000) edits (including deleted contributions).
  4. Append the {{done}} or {{not done}} template to the request.
When usurping a target name (User:Target) with a current name (User:Current):
  1. Confirm that User:Target is eligible to be usurped and has not objected to the usurpation.
  2. Check sulutil: to ensure SUL conflicts will not be created.
  3. Using Special:RenameUser, rename User:Target to User:Target (usurped) with the "Do not create redirects" option checked; this vacates the target name and userspace.
  4. Using Special:RenameUser, rename User:Current to User:Target.
  5. Append the {{done}} or {{not done}} template to the request and update the {{status}} accordingly.

Special conditions

  1. For anonymization requests where the username was created by someone else, or has no license-worthy edits, the request should first be sent to the Oversight list at oversight-en-wp‐at‐wikipedia.org to determine whether or not HideUser should be used instead of Rename.
  2. For requests from OTRS, contact a bureaucrat who is also an OTRS volunteer (see above) who can check the ticket. For OTRS agents, you can check if the bureaucrat has access to the queue the ticket is in, by going to otrswiki:List of accounts.
  3. After renaming an administrator, create a redirect from Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/NEWNAME to their successful RFA with [[Category:Redirects to requests for adminship|NEWNAME]] included.
  1. Check that a member of the Bot Approvals Group approved the bot request and requested that it be flagged.
  2. Use Special:UserRights to set the flag, linking the approved BRFA as a rationale.
  3. Update the listing on Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Approved.

In the case that a former admin requests their adminship back on the bureaucrats' noticeboard:

  1. Check that the user in question is a former admin.
  2. Check their talk page history and any pertinent discussions for indications that they may have resigned for the purpose, or with the effect, of evading scrutiny of their actions that could have led to sanctions.
  3. To allow time for these requests to be checked thoroughly, it is strongly recommended that time is allowed for multiple bureaucrats to comment after the request was made before resysopping. This time may be lengthened or shortened according to bureaucrat discretion if new information arises or if it's clear that resysopping would be uncontroversial.

A Bureaucrat mailing list (wikien-bureaucrats) was established in March 2009. It is intended as a convenient way to notify bureaucrats about urgent matters or, on rare occasions, to discuss private matters. Any issue that is neither urgent nor necessarily private should instead be handled at the appropriate on-wiki venue, for instance at the bureaucrats' noticeboard.

Access to the list is strictly limited to current bureaucrats. However, not all bureaucrats are members. Subscription status is indicated above. Currently, the list administrator is Dweller and Pakaran is the co-administrator.

Subject matter


Please use the list with care: most issues can and should be discussed on-wiki, either at Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard, via a Bureaucrat's talk page, or in the appropriate on-wiki forum. Please do not email regarding matters that are neither urgent nor concern private information. If an email sent to the list is urgent but does not involve private information, a copy of the text of the email should be posted to the bureaucrats' noticeboard. Please do not contact the list with concerns about edit-warring, conflict, or need for specialist tools, such as CheckUser or Oversight.

To contact the bureaucrat mailing list in appropriate circumstances, please use Special:Emailuser/Bureaucrats, or e-mail wikien-bureaucrats‐at‐lists.wikimedia.org. Please include links to any relevant on-wiki discussion. If you have a private request, please explain why it must remain private. If you prefer to contact an individual bureaucrat directly, you do not have to contact the mailing list.