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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 224 administrators on Commons.

An admin wielding the mop, a common symbol of administrators. See also: The good admin.

Contents

What is an administrator?

Administrators as of August 2018 [+/−]
Listing by language
Listing by date
Listing by activity

Number of Admins: 224

  1. -revi, ko, en-3 (steward)
  2. ~riley, en, fr-1, es-1
  3. 1Veertje, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1
  4. 32X, de, en-2, hsb-1, ru-1
  5. 99of9, en (bureaucrat)
  6. A.Savin, ru, de-4, en-2
  7. Achim55, de, en-3, nds-3, la-2
  8. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  9. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1 (global renamer)
  10. Aka, de, en-3
  11. Alan, es, eu-3, en-2
  12. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  13. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  14. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  15. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  16. Anthere, fr, en-3
  17. Arthur Crbz, fr, en-4, es-3
  18. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  19. AzaToth, sv, en-4
  20. Barcex, es, en-2, fr-1
  21. Basvb, nl, en-3, de-2
  22. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  23. Benoit Rochon, fr, en-4
  24. Billinghurst, en
  25. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  26. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  27. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  28. Cambalachero, es, en-3
  29. Captain-tucker, en
  30. ChrisiPK, de, en-3, fr-1
  31. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  32. Common Good, en
  33. Cookie, es, en-2
  34. Courcelles, en, es-2, fr-2
  35. Czar, en
  36. DaB., de, en-1
  37. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  38. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  39. Davepape, en
  40. David Levy, en
  41. De728631, de, en-5
  42. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  43. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  44. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  45. DMacks, en
  46. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  47. Dschwen, de, en-3, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  48. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  49. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  50. Ebrahim, fa
  51. Edgar181, en, de-1, fr-1, es-1
  52. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  53. Eleassar, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  54. Elitre, it, en-3, fr-2
  55. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  56. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  57. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1 (global renamer)
  58. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  59. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  60. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  61. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  62. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  63. Geni, en
  64. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  65. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  66. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  67. Golbez, en, ja-2
  68. Green Giant, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  69. grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  70. Gruznov, ru, en-1, fr-1
  71. Guanaco, en, es-1
  72. Hedwig in Washington, de, en-4, nds-1
  73. Hekerui, de, en-4
  74. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  75. Hesperian, en
  76. HJ Mitchell, en
  77. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  78. Huntster, en
  79. Hystrix, de, en-1
  80. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  81. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  82. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  83. January, en
  84. Jaqen, it, en-2
  85. Jarekt, pl, en
  86. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  87. Jastrow, fr, en-3, ro-2, de-1, it-1
  88. Jcb, nl, en-3, es-3
  89. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  90. Jdforrester, en
  91. Jdx, pl
  92. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  93. JGHowes, en, fr-2, de-1
  94. Jianhui67, en, zh-3, ms-1 (global renamer)
  95. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  96. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  97. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2
  98. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  99. Juliancolton, en
  100. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  101. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  102. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  103. Kaldari, en
  104. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  105. Kelly, en
  106. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  107. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  108. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  109. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  110. KTo288, en, zh-4
  111. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  112. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  113. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  114. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  115. Lokal Profil, sv, en-4, pt-2, fr-1
  116. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  117. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2 (checkuser)
  118. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  119. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1 (global renamer)
  120. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  121. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  122. Martin H., de, en-2
  123. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  124. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  125. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  126. Mates, cs, en-3, sk-4, de-1
  127. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  128. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  129. MBisanz, en (steward)
  130. Mentifisto, en, mt, it-2 (steward)
  131. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  132. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  133. Missvain, en
  134. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  135. Miya, ja, en-2
  136. Moheen Reeyad, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  137. Morgankevinj, en, es-1, la-1
  138. Mormegil, cs, en-2, de-1
  139. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  140. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  141. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3 (global renamer)
  142. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  143. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1 (steward)
  144. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  145. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  146. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  147. Nilfanion, en, fr-1
  148. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  149. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  150. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  151. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  152. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  153. Perhelion, de, en-3
  154. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  155. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  156. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  157. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  158. Pleclown, fr, en-3
  159. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  160. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  161. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  162. Putnik, ru, en-2
  163. Pyb, fr, en-2
  164. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  165. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  166. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  167. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  168. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  169. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  170. Rehman, en, si-1
  171. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  172. Revent, en (oversighter)
  173. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  174. Rodhullandemu, en, fr-1, de-1, sv-1
  175. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  176. Ronhjones, en, fr-1
  177. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  178. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  179. RP88, en, de-1
  180. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  181. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  182. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  183. Sealle, ru, en-4, pl-2, sk-2, uk-2
  184. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  185. Sphilbrick, en
  186. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  187. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  188. Srittau, de, en-3
  189. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1 (global renamer)
  190. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  191. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  192. Tabercil, en
  193. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  194. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  195. Techman224, en
  196. Teles, pt, en-3, es-2 (steward)
  197. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  198. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  199. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  200. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  201. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  202. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  203. Waldir, pt, en-3
  204. Wdwd, de, en-2
  205. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  206. Whym, ja, en-2
  207. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, as-2, bpy-1
  208. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  209. Wuzur, de, en-3
  210. wvk, de, en-4, fa-3, fr-2
  211. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  212. Yarl, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  213. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  214. Y.haruo, ja, en-1
  215. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  216. Yuval Y, he, en-3
  217. Zhuyifei1999‎, zh, en-4
  218. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  219. とある白い猫, en, tr, az-3, ja-2, fr-1, nl-1
  220. CommonsDelinker, (bot)
  221. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  222. Embedded Data Bot, (bot) see request
  223. GifTagger, (bot) see request
  224. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 224 administrators. If that is not the last number in the 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 the MediaWiki namespace
  • rename files
  • add and remove usergroups
  • 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

Removal of administrator rights

Under the de-admin policy, administrator rights may be revoked due to inactivity or misuse of sysop tools.

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.

  • After clicking on the appropriate button and creating the subpage, copy the link to the subpage, e.g. "Commons:Administrators/Requests/Username", edit Commons:Administrators/Requests and paste it in at the top of the section, then put it in double curly brackets (e.g. {{Commons:Administrators/Requests/Username}} ) to transclude it.
  • 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 if you give reasons both for   Support votes or   Oppose ones 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.

  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.

Majora

Vote

Majora (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · SULinfo)

Scheduled to end: 16:20, (UTC)

Hi everyone. I've been around Commons for a few years now. In the beginning I primarily tagged copyvios and more recently I've been knocking down the license review queue. When I applied for the LR right, Natuur12, made a joke about how I should just apply here instead and I thought it was about time I took them up on their offer. If approved I fully intend to assist in the admin backlogs as much as I possibly can. I'm pretty well versed in copyright (although I do make mistakes sometimes and I'm fully ok with owning up to them when I do). Let me know if you have any questions about me or what I intend to help Commons with if given the mop. --Majora (talk) 16:20, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Votes

  •   Support Trusted, level-headed user. Jon Kolbert (talk) 16:30, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Oppose, tends to bite newcomers which is not a behaviour I would like to see in any admin. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 16:41, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
    @Donald Trung: by the Commons standards, a serious “biting newcomers” is no less than a long-term block with the written reason “vandalism” for a user who, at most, tried to remove the deletion template from his/her upload. Shouldn’t be better to hold existing admins to account for rampant blocking misuse? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:33, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Majora would use the tools well. --Eurodyne (talk) 16:42, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Very good idea, I easily support Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:20, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support After walking through the last 2 months of contributions, able to work with complex multilingual copyright issues and will change their mind given evidence. -- (talk) 17:27, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ankry (talk) 17:31, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted editor. FitIndia 17:50, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:54, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted User. No Concerns. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 18:33, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - Jcb (talk) 18:39, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 18:43, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 18:48, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I always wondered why you were not one already. -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 19:50, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 20:37, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Wait, you're not already an admin? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 22:18, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Stepro (talk) 00:03, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Ofcourse !Tulsi Bhagat (talk) 04:03, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 04:09, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Oh... Yes! T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 06:49, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support this overdue request from a trustworthy user. Green Giant (talk) 09:43, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. -- Geagea (talk) 10:19, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Would only become a greater asset to the project as an administrator. xplicit 10:46, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Obvious support. Jianhui67 TC 12:15, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Happy to see you here. :) Bestwishes --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 13:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Good answers to my questions. Taivo (talk) 08:08, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support, trusted user. Marshmallych 13:33, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Natuur12 (talk) 17:16, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:37, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure, why not? — regards, Revi 15:14, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. Storkk (talk) 18:40, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support, good work. --B dash (talk) 13:34, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. --Rzuwig 14:16, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Comments

I ask three questions. Please comment these three deletion requests. Two firsts are scope problems and third is copyright problem. Taivo (talk) 16:14, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

(Sidebar comment; hey, they are all my uploads   -- (talk) 16:17, 13 August 2018 (UTC))
  Done, Taivo. Sorry about the wait. Took me a little bit to dig through all the information for the last one. --Majora (talk) 00:32, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

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.

Archives

You can find requests for adminship archives at Commons:Administrators/Archive.

See also