Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination

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The request for adminship process on Wikipedia sounds simple enough; a generally good editor can step up to the plate to ask for a few more buttons to help out a little bit more.

Considering becoming an admin?

The actual RfA can be a challenge – some people are sure to oppose; there are even editors who systematically oppose every RfA, but don't worry too much about them.

Help is out there, just ask!

Every RfA needs a strong, convincing nomination. In the past, self-nominations are only likely to succeed from long-term, very experienced editors. Being nominated by another user demonstrates that at least another Wikipedian has confidence that the candidate will be successful. Many successful candidates are those who have been nominated by an admin or co-nominated by a second experienced user.

If you need a nominator, why not send an email to a person on the list below? They will happily look through your contributions and should be able to work out if you are likely to pass a Request for Adminship. You can also ask for a brief evaluation by various experienced editors at WP:ORCP first. If the users on the list below think you would make a good administrator, they will write a nomination for you. If they think you won't pass right now, they will explain it to you gently and what you would need to do to improve your chances in the future.

If you are looking to use this option, please remember that there will be a lot of information to look through, it might take them a little while, so please do be patient (a great administrator trait!).

Editors willing to be asked to nominate a user[edit]

The following editors are willing to be asked for a nomination, and will review your edits. If they do not feel that you are ready, they will not nominate you, and they will explain why.

  1. I'm glad to see this brainchild of mine has been so successful and there are some great options below. You are still welcome to come to me, and I will give you a thorough review, explaining areas which you can improve on. If I can't see any, I'll nominate you! WormTT(talk)
  2. ceranthornoms
  3. By all means ask, but there's no guarantee I'll say yes. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts?
  4. Sure, although like HJ and Pedro, I cannot guarantee that I will nominate you if I don't think you are ready. List of my past nominations. Regards SoWhy
  5. All of my nominations in the past year and a half have been successful, so willing to write up a persuasive statement if I see a fit prospective candidate. Juliancolton (talk)
  6. I'm more than happy to do nominations. New Page Patrol candidates are the best fit for me, but I'll gladly nominate anyone who appears qualified. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい)
  7. I can take a look and see if you're ready. – Mailer Diablo
  8. Happy to review here and for other Wikimedia sites. No guarantee that I will agree to nominate, though. --Rschen7754 11:12, 2 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. I'll help experienced, patient contributors in any way I can. KrakatoaKatie 04:44, 7 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Am an ex-arb and content-builder. I believe in content-builders becoming admins where possible. I am happy to nominate someone if I feel there is a fair chance of success and will suggest ways of improving chances. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:08, 14 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. I have made several successful nominations and hope to make more. I don't get involved in SPI, copyvio cleanup, the queue parts of DYK or file deletion so if any of them is your big thing you'd be better off with another nominator. Otherwise happy to be contacted by people who have read my nomination criteria in User:WereSpielChequers/RFA criteria and consider they meet it, or they will soon. ϢereSpielChequers 13:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. I'm happy to look at anyone. Read through Wikipedia:Advice for RfA candidates and my criteria and my various essays (particularly User:Ritchie333/Why admins should create content), then ask. I can't guarantee I'll nominate though, and might suggest a co-nominator to strengthen things. If you aren't suitable for adminship, I'll try and explain why. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 22:35, 9 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. I'll be happy to nominate you if you read Wikipedia:Advice for RfA candidates and pass my thumbrules; even if you don't meet the requirements, hit me up and I'll be there to discuss. --QEDK () 04:08, 19 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Feel free to send an email seeing if I’d be willing to nom. I’ll always give you an idea of where I think you stand, and if I can’t nominate or feel that there would be better nominators out there, I can connect you. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:14, 26 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Happy to nominate or co-nominate. Lourdes 11:39, 26 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. --v/r – TP 17:28, 4 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. ~ Amory (utc) 11:18, 5 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Mz7 (talk) 21:52, 27 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19. Feel free to ask. I don't have very specific criteria, but essentially I like to see content work, the ability and the willingness to use the admin tools in one or more areas, and the judgement to discriminate between things you know and things you don't. If I feel you are not ready, or that your background may be better suited to a different nominator, I will say so. Vanamonde (Talk) 18:19, 1 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. I highly doubt that any one will be swayed by my nomination, so it probably is in your best interest to only ask me to co-nominate. I think RFA is an interesting process and it's on my Wiki-bucket list to nominate someone for RFA. –MJLTalk 02:15, 5 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. I am happy to talk with potential candidates, publicly or privately about what I see as the strengths and weaknesses of your candidacy, regardless of whether I am willing to nominate. You can also see my past work at RfA. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 00:17, 16 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. Positive, helpful and honest advice. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 19:36, 11 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  23. I'm happy to discuss via email about potential any conomination. I would be most happy conominating somebody who I have had previous interactions with or who works in similar areas, as I feel my input and potential conomination statement would be more relevant. To note, that I would prefer being a co-nominator as other administrators here are much more experienced in the RfA process. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | my contributions 22:14, 3 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  24. I've nominated seven successful RfAs and am happy to chat about the process — just shoot me an email. Best,Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 17:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 18:17, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  26. I'm happy to discuss RfA with anyone regardless of how near or far away it may be. I'm primarily a technical admin and can thus give the best advice to technical candidates. --Trialpears (talk) 22:06, 25 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. Happy to discuss your chances and to nominate. I had a few successful nominations more than a decade ago (the only unsuccessful candidate later self-nominated and passed) and only one of them was later banned by the WMF. —Kusma (talk) 10:18, 22 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  28. —usernamekiran (talk) 19:16, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inactive editors[edit]

The following editors haven't edited in a while. You may want to ask the more active editors, listed above, instead.

  1. Kevin12xd (contribs) 00:45, 13 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Of course. Please see my list of past nominations. Like HJ don't be offended if my response however is a "not yet". Pedro :  Chat 
  3. Happy to review anyone seeking a RfA nom. Best, Mifter (talk)
  4. Just shoot me an email. Malinaccier (talk)
  5. Yes, sure, but be careful what you wish for! Bearian (talk) 05:29, 7 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. If you feel you're ready I'll happily write it up.--Church Talk 21:47, 29 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Sure, I have no problem nominating admin hopefuls for RFA. Racer-Ωmegα 23:48, 9 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. I've been an admin for 11½ years now (although I took a wikibreak, apart from a few sporadic edits, for a few years before returning this year). I'm willing to consider nominating anybody who asks me (just leave a note on my talk page). I personally believe there are way too few admins around these days — when I came back, I expected to find at least ten thousand and was shocked to find merely a few hundred (active) ones. This is not a promise to nominate you — just a promise to consider doing so; provided you have made a reasonable number of contributions and haven't been in any (recent) serious trouble, I'll be happy to. David Cannon (talk) 07:12, 7 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. I'll be the best for you if you do work in AfC or work in Anti-Vandalism. buffbills7701 21:24, 28 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Ironholds (talk)
  11. Not an admin myself, but you must pass my guidelines. I've had one successful nomination and no others. TAP
  12. I thought I was on this list. — ΛΧΣ21 4:35, 17 February 2013
  13. I will nominate, however don't expect my nominations to cause the crowd to immediately !vote support. Still, if you can't check the X GA/FAs box of any other nominator; or are having trouble getting a nomination because you don't have X percent in the Wikipedia mainspace or X uses of Wikipedia jargon, I will assess you based on non-numerical criteria. I am best at assessing delete WikiElves; however I will assess anyone with clue and sense. Esquivalience t 21:20, 21 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. I'm very happy to nominate anyone who wants a nomination, although I may not be the most experienced. I'll definitely consider nominating anyone who wants to be nominated :) — Omni Flames (talk contribs) 06:29, 2 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]