Wikipedia:Adminship is not for new users
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When this happens, there is a valid reason; not because they don't like you, or because they think you'd make a bad administrator—editors don't want novice users as administrators because it is well known that it takes time to really learn the rules of Wikipedia, and to establish a reputation as someone who can keep a cool head under stress.
Once you've been around for 6-12 months and made a few thousand edits, and spent some time in various parts of Wikipedia interacting with other users, then we will know if you can play well with others, show knowledge of policy at places like deletion discussions, and collaborate with others as a team. We'll also know if you've ever been blocked and how your post-block editing shows you aren't stubborn.
So, welcome to Wikipedia. If you keep editing well, participate in conversations in a civil tone, familiarize yourselves with most of the major parts of the project, and familiarize yourself with just what it is administrators really do, then in 6-12 months you will probably have little opposition should you decide that you really want to be an administrator.
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