This is the {{admin help}} message box.

If you need help from an administrator, you can place this template on your own user talk page or the Help desk, and write your question below it. Then our administrators will be notified.

Here is what you would put at the bottom of your talk page:

== Question for administrator ==
{{admin help}}


The four tildes "~~~~" will automatically add your signature, that is, your username and a timestamp.

Note: A lot of things can be handled by experienced users. The best way to contact an experienced user is to use {{help me}} instead, or post at the Help desk or Village Pump.

If you require help in regards to blocking, deleting, protecting, or administrative matters, you can use {{admin help}}; but if you are currently blocked and wish to request unblocking, it is recommended you use {{unblock}} instead of the helper templates. This ensures your request is included in the requests for unblock category.

When used, this template categorizes the talk page into Category:Wikipedians looking for help from administrators.

The IRC channel #wikipedia-en-help is notified when this template is used. You can join that channel (chat room) if you want to help out or if you want to get real-time assistance. (Click here for instant access.)

For those who ask:

  • {{help me}} – When you don't require help from administrators specifically, but an experienced editor is enough.
  • {{edit protected}} – When you want to request an edit of a fully protected page.

For helpers who answer:

  • {{helpme-irc}} – A message that asks the user to come to IRC for more help.