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This page explains the role of administrators (sometimes called admins or sysops) on Wikimedia Commons. Note that details of the role, and the way in which administrators are appointed, may differ from other sites.

If you want to request administrator help, please post at Administrators' noticeboard.

There are currently 196 administrators on Commons.

What is an administrator?

Administrators as of September 2022 [+/−]
Listing by: LanguageDateActivity

Number of Admins: 196

  1. -revi, ko, en-3 (steward)
  2. 1234qwer1234qwer4, ru, de-4, en-3
  3. 1Veertje, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1
  4. 32X, de, en-2, hsb-1, ru-1
  5. 4nn1l2, fa, en-3, ar-1, tr-1
  6. 99of9, en (bureaucrat)
  7. A.Savin, ru, de-4, en-2
  8. Achim55, de, en-3, nds-3, la-2
  9. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  10. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1
  11. Aka, de, en-3
  12. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  13. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  14. Andre Carrotflower, en, es-3, fr-3, de-2
  15. Андрей Романенко, ru, en-3, uk-3, be-2, fr-2, lv-2
  16. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  17. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  18. Anthere, fr, en-3
  19. AntiCompositeNumber, en, fr-2 (steward)
  20. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  21. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  22. Billinghurst, en
  23. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  24. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  25. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  26. Captain-tucker, en
  27. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  28. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  29. clpo13, en
  30. Common Good, en
  31. Cookie, es, en-2
  32. CptViraj, gu, hi-4, en-3
  33. Cromium, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  34. Czar, en
  35. DaB., de, en-1
  36. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  37. Davepape, en
  38. David Levy, en
  39. De728631, de, en-5
  40. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  41. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  42. DMacks, en
  43. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  44. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  45. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  46. Ebrahim, fa, en-3
  47. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  48. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  49. Ellywa, nl, en-2, de-1, fr-1
  50. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  51. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1
  52. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  53. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  54. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  55. Fitindia, en-3, hi-2, mr-2 (checkuser)
  56. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  57. Gbawden, en-3, af-1
  58. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  59. Geni, en
  60. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  61. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  62. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  63. GPSLeo, de, en-2
  64. GreenMeansGo, en
  65. Grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  66. Hekerui, de, en-4
  67. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  68. Hesperian, en
  69. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  70. Huntster, en
  71. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  72. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  73. IronGargoyle, en, de-1
  74. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  75. Jaqen, it, en-2
  76. Jarekt, pl, en
  77. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  78. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  79. Jdforrester, en
  80. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  81. Jianhui67, en, zh-4, ja-2, ms-1
  82. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  83. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  84. JoKalliauer, de, en-3
  85. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2 (steward)
  86. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  87. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  88. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  89. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  90. Kaldari, en
  91. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  92. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  93. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  94. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  95. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  96. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  97. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  98. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  99. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  100. Lofty abyss, en, mt, it-2
  101. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  102. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2
  103. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  104. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1
  105. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  106. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1
  107. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  108. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  109. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  110. MB-one, de, en-3, fr-1, pt-1
  111. MBisanz, en
  112. Mdaniels5757, en, es-1
  113. MGA73, da, en-3, de-2, no-1, sv-1
  114. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  115. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  116. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  117. Minorax, en, zh
  118. Missvain, en
  119. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  120. Miya, ja, en-2
  121. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  122. Morgankevinj, en
  123. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  124. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  125. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3
  126. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  127. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1
  128. Nat, en, fr, gsw-1, pl-1
  129. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  130. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  131. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  132. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  133. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  134. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  135. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  136. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  137. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  138. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  139. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  140. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  141. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  142. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  143. Pyb, fr, en-2
  144. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  145. Racconish, fr, en-4
  146. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  147. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  148. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  149. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  150. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  151. Regasterios, hu, en-1
  152. Rehman, en, si-1
  153. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  154. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  155. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  156. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  157. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  158. RP88, en, de-1
  159. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-4
  160. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  161. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  162. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  163. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  164. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  165. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  166. Srittau, de, en-3
  167. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1
  168. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  169. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  170. Strakhov, es, en-2
  171. TadejM, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  172. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  173. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  174. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  175. The Squirrel Conspiracy, en
  176. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  177. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  178. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  179. Tulsi Bhagat, ne, mai, en-3, hi-2, bh-2, hif-2
  180. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  181. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  182. Wdwd, de, en-2
  183. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  184. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, de-2, as-2, bpy-1
  185. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  186. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  187. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  188. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  189. Yuval CT, he, en-3
  190. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  191. علاء, ar, en-4, he-1, es-1 (steward)
  192. Abuse filter, (automated account)
  193. CommonsDelinker, (bot) see request
  194. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  195. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

Temporary

The system currently recognizes 196 administrators. If that's not the last number in the scrollable list above, there is an error in the list.

Technical

Administrators are users with the technical ability on Wikimedia Commons to:

  • delete and undelete images and other uploaded files, and to view and restore deleted versions
  • delete and undelete pages, and to view and restore deleted revisions
  • protect and unprotect pages, and to edit admin-protected pages
  • block and unblock users, individual IP addresses and IP address ranges
  • edit less-restricted interface messages (see also Commons:Interface administrators)
  • rename files
  • add and remove user groups
  • configure Upload Wizard campaigns
  • delete and undelete specific log entries and revisions of pages
  • import pages from other wikis
  • merge the history of pages
  • modify abuse filters
  • not create redirects from source pages when moving pages
  • override the spoofing checks and title or username blacklist
  • send a message to multiple users at once (massmessage)
  • use higher limits in API queries

These are collectively known as the admin tools.

Community role

Administrators are experienced and trusted members of the Commons community who have taken on additional maintenance work and have been entrusted with the admin tools by public consensus/vote. Different admins have different areas of interest and expertise, but typical admin tasks include determining and closing deletion requests, deleting copyright violations, undeleting files where necessary, protecting Commons against vandalism, and working on templates and other protected pages. Of course, some of these tasks can be done by non-admins as well.

Administrators are expected to understand the goals of this project, and be prepared to work constructively with others towards those ends. Administrators should also understand and follow Commons' policies, and where appropriate, respect community consensus.

Apart from roles which require use of the admin tools, administrators have no special editorial authority by virtue of their position, and in discussions and public votes their contributions are treated in the same way as any ordinary editor. Some admins may become more influential, not due to their position as such, but from the personal trust they may have gained from the community.

Suggestions for administrators

Please read Commons:Guide to adminship.

Removal of administrator rights

Under the de-admin policy, administrator rights may be revoked due to inactivity or misuse of sysop tools. In an de-admin request, normal standards for determining consensus in an RfA do not apply. Instead, "majority consensus" should be used, whereby any consensus to demote of higher than 50% is sufficient to remove the admin.

Apply to become an administrator

All intending administrators must go through this process and submit themselves to RFA, including all ex-administrators who are seeking to return to their previous role.

First, go to Commons:Administrators/Howto and read the information there. Then come back here and make your request in the section below.

  • If someone else nominated you, please accept the nomination by stating "I accept" or something similar, and signing below the nomination itself. The subpage will still need to be transcluded by you or your nominator.


Use the box below, replacing Username with your username:

Voting

Any registered user may vote here although those who have few or no previous edits may not be fully counted. It is preferable you give reasons for both Support and Oppose votes as this will help the closing bureaucrat in their decision. Greater weight is given to an argument, with supporting evidence if needed, than to a simple vote.

Promotion normally requires at least 75% in favour, with a minimum of 8 support votes. Votes from unregistered users are not counted. However, the closing bureaucrat has discretion in judging community consensus, and the decision will not necessarily be based on the raw numbers. Bureaucrats may, at their discretion, extend the period of an RfA if they feel that it will be helpful in better determining community consensus.

Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral comments are not counted in the vote totals for the purposes of calculating pass/fail percentages. However, such comments are part of the discussion, may persuade others, and contribute to the closing bureaucrat's understanding of community consensus.

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Requests for adminship

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Administrators/Archive.

  • Please read Commons:Administrators before voting here. Any logged in user may vote although those who have few or no previous edits may not be fully counted.


Estopedist1

Vote

Estopedist1 (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · CentralAuth)

Scheduled to end: 03:27, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

Setting up my candidacy is encouraged by user:Taivo (see User talk:Estopedist1#Administraator?). I would like to be a Commons administrator. I am already an administrator in Wikidata. I have done over one million edits in different Wikiprojects. Trust and expertise are guaranteed. Two-factor authentication is enabled.

When being an administrator, I will focus mostly on maintenance, e.g. CFDs, files renaming, maintenance of newly created/modified talk pages (in namespaces 1 and 15), Category:Requested moves (User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands would be very useful), Category:Other speedy deletions, but also resolving of rather trivial files deletion requests. Dealing with these topics, administator's rights would be very helpful.

Sidenotice: I am not good at rather difficult files' licensing questions, and at rather difficult files' deletion requests. --Estopedist1 (talk) 03:27, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Votes

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I supported on Wikidata, because, I think in general you are trustable and probably need the flag there. However I see now you have submitted only about 50 uploads on Commons in several years, given that, I think it's insufficient experience for a sysop on Commons; and also, the WD candidacy was closed recently and I think anyway one flag is enough for the time being. Regards --A.Savin 12:56, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @A.Savin: Firstly, yes, my number of uploads is modest. If it is a crucial problem, I can live with it. Secondly, it is correct that I got my adminship in Wikidata recently. But because I am so maintenance-focused, then for me it is unethical to work in Commons and constantly “spam” other admins to delete inappropriate/redundant stuff from Commons. But, if my application is rejected, I will adjust my maintenance work in Commons to disturb admins as few as possible. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Estopedist1 (talk • contribs) 15:16, 1 September 2022 (UTC) (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I explain below. Taivo (talk) 13:50, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments

Estopedist1 was administrator in Estonian Wikipedia in 2006–2014 under username Bioneer. He was stripped from rights after vote of confidence (et:Vikipeedia:Administraatorikandidaadid/Arhiiv, vote begins on 28th of May 2014). His problem was that he created a lot of substub articles, consisting of definition. Other users did not like that, in addition maybe the definitions were copyrighted. These were content creation problems, Estopedist never misused admin rights.

After the de-adminship vote Estopedist acted very peacefully. He did not leave the project, he did not show discomfort and I thought: this is right attitude.

Also I thought: Estopedist would be better administrator in such projects, which do not create text, like Commons (Wikidata did not exist at that time). This is why I support him as administrator. He will not misuse the tools. Taivo (talk) 13:50, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question An old photo taken in 1960 is nominated for speedy deletion with the rationale "not own work". How would you handle this request? You may want to apply different treatment in different scenarios depending on many factors such as the subject of the photo, resolution of the scan, source listed in the description (if any), apparent country of origin, track record of the uploader, etc. Feel free to explore a variety of situations, as long as you state your assumptions for each one. -- King of ♥ 04:31, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@King of Hearts:

  1. firstly, if any uploader claims that the photo taken in 1960 is his/her own work, it is really suspicious. The age of the uploader should be 80+ years.
  2. if it is uploader’s request, I will delete it.
  3. if in such cases speedy nomination is done by someone else, then uploader may not be aware of the deletion. I would transform the speedy deletion case into regular deletion case (automatic notifying of the uploader). Possible rational: "Old photo. Proper author/date/country of creation information should be supplied to determine copyright status and license tags corrected".
  4. if the subject is celebrity, and it is uploaded by a new user, I will delete it (possible that just in case doing a quick TinEye search). If s/he will re-upload, I will try to explain him/her.
  5. if the case seems harder, I will let it to be decided by other administrators.

--Estopedist1 (talk) 05:45, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Requests for bureaucratship

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Bureaucrats/Archive.

  • Please read Commons:Bureaucrats before posting or voting here. Any logged in user may vote although those who have few or no previous edits may not be fully counted.

No current requests.

Requests for CheckUser rights

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Checkusers/Archive.

  • Please read Commons:Checkusers before posting or voting here. Any logged in user may vote although those who have few or no previous edits may not be fully counted.

No current requests.

Requests for Oversight rights

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Oversighters/Archive.

  • Please read Commons:Oversighters before voting here. Any logged in user may vote, although those who have few or no previous edits may not be fully counted.

No current requests.

See also