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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 223 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 2019 [+/−]
Listing by language
Listing by date
Listing by activity

Number of Admins: 223

  1. -revi, ko, en-3 (steward)
  2. ~riley, en, fr-1, es-1
  3. 1989, en
  4. 1Veertje, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1
  5. 32X, de, en-2, hsb-1, ru-1
  6. 4nn1l2, fa, en-3, ar-1
  7. 99of9, en (bureaucrat)
  8. A.Savin, ru, de-4, en-2
  9. Achim55, de, en-3, nds-3, la-2
  10. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  11. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1 (global renamer)
  12. Aka, de, en-3
  13. Alan, es, eu-3, en-2
  14. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  15. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  16. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  17. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  18. Anthere, fr, en-3
  19. Arthur Crbz, fr, en-4, es-3
  20. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  21. AzaToth, sv, en-4
  22. Barcex, es, en-2, fr-1
  23. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  24. Benoit Rochon, fr, en-4
  25. Billinghurst, en
  26. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  27. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  28. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  29. Cambalachero, es, en-3
  30. Captain-tucker, en
  31. ChrisiPK, de, en-3, fr-1
  32. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  33. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  34. Common Good, en
  35. Cookie, es, en-2
  36. Courcelles, en, es-2, fr-2
  37. Czar, en
  38. DaB., de, en-1
  39. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  40. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  41. Davepape, en
  42. David Levy, en
  43. De728631, de, en-5
  44. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  45. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  46. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  47. DMacks, en
  48. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  49. Dschwen, de, en-3, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  50. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  51. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  52. Ebrahim, fa
  53. Edgar181, en, de-1, fr-1, es-1
  54. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  55. Eleassar, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  56. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  57. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  58. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1 (global renamer)
  59. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  60. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  61. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  62. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  63. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  64. Gbawden, en-3, af-1
  65. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  66. Geni, en
  67. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  68. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  69. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  70. Golbez, en, ja-2
  71. Green Giant, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  72. grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  73. Guanaco, en, es-1
  74. Hedwig in Washington, de, en-4, nds-1
  75. Hekerui, de, en-4
  76. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  77. Hesperian, en
  78. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  79. Huntster, en
  80. Hystrix, de, en-1
  81. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  82. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  83. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  84. Jaqen, it, en-2
  85. Jarekt, pl, en
  86. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  87. Jcb, nl, en-3, es-3
  88. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  89. Jdforrester, en
  90. Jdx, pl
  91. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  92. JGHowes, en, fr-2, de-1
  93. Jianhui67, en, zh-4, ja-2, ms-1 (global renamer)
  94. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  95. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  96. JoKalliauer, 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. Lofty abyss, en, mt, it-2
  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. Majora, en, fr-2, it-1
  121. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  122. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  123. Martin H., de, en-2
  124. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  125. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  126. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  127. Mates, cs, en-3, sk-4, de-1
  128. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  129. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  130. MB-one, de, en-3, fr-1, pt-1
  131. MBisanz, en (steward)
  132. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  133. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  134. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  135. Missvain, en
  136. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  137. Miya, ja, en-2
  138. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  139. Morgankevinj, en
  140. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  141. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  142. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3 (global renamer)
  143. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  144. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1 (steward)
  145. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  146. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  147. Nick, en, sco-2, 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. Racconish, fr, en-4
  166. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  167. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  168. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  169. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  170. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  171. Rehman, en, si-1
  172. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  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. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  186. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  187. Srittau, de, en-3
  188. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1 (global renamer)
  189. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  190. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  191. Strakhov, es, en-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. Wdwd, de, en-2
  204. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  205. Whym, ja, en-2
  206. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, as-2, bpy-1
  207. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  208. Wuzur, de, en-3
  209. wvk, de, en-4, fa-3, fr-2
  210. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  211. Yarl, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  212. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  213. Y.haruo, ja, en-1
  214. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  215. Yuval Y, he, en-3
  216. Zhuyifei1999‎, zh, en-4
  217. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  218. علاء, ar, en-4, he-1, es-1 (steward)
  219. Abuse filter, (automated account)
  220. CommonsDelinker, (bot) see request
  221. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  222. GifTagger, (bot) see request
  223. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 223 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 less-restricted interface messages (see also Commons:Interface administrators)
  • 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.

Purge the cache Use the edit link below to edit the transcluded page.

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.

Tulsi Bhagat

Vote

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

Scheduled to end: 16:50, (UTC)

Hello, I am a bit worried if this is the right time to ask for it but thinking about "Any help is good help." me myself presenting in front of you for adminship. I am Tulsi Bhagat, a Global rollbacker, administrator on the MediaWiki, Maithili and Nepali Wikipedia. I am actively involved in submitting numerous deletion requests (DR/CSD), and counter-vandalism works. As per xtools, I have 1,995 edit counts on Commons namespace and 7,184 on File namespace - 12,361 live edits and 4,412 deleted edits. I also work on Wikimedia Phabricator, see phab:p/Tulsi_Bhagat. Sometimes, I create and upload patches to whitelist the domain.

Additional, my language skills will surely benefit, i am a native speaker of Nepali, Maithili and a near advance speaker of English, Hindi and so on. I forgot to tell you, I am a file mover, image reviewer, rollbacker and translation administrator here on Commons. To be honest, I am far perfect but i believe i can make good use of admin tools, and hope community would give me chance to serve here with that tools. I assure you, I will go slowly and steadily and make efforts to reduce admins backlog. I remembered ,"Slow and steady wins the race". Thank you for reading my request. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 16:50, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Votes

  •   Support 1989 (talk) 17:13, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Competent and trusted. --Yann (talk) 17:20, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - clueful, trusted and competent editor, Tulsi would make a great admin. –Davey2010Talk 18:08, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - Trusted editor. FitIndia ✉ बात 19:33, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support No concerns. Nick (talk) 20:22, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support can be trusted with a mop --DannyS712 (talk) 23:04, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - You'll be an excellent administrator. AshFriday (talk) 00:16, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support. -- Geagea (talk) 02:30, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - I still have doubts about your past, But MA and Ajraddatz's support here gave me confidence. Also you have good record in Commons and looking at the supports above, i trust you. -- CptViraj (📧) 02:51, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Best wishes --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 04:06, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 04:32, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- T CellsTalk 14:06, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support although I do have concerns as you recently created a DR for some film posters that were (to me) clear copyright violations. Take it steady and hopefully you can help out. --Herby talk thyme 14:20, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support My wildest dreams will become true. I have for years wanted an administrator from Nepal. Taivo (talk) 15:44, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:24, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:55, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  • weak support - we need more SysOps, escpecially with this culture- and language background. Some 12.000+ edits are really not much today. True experience lookes different. -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 21:51, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted and active user. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:49, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted user. Vermont (talk) 21:04, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Comments

  • I'd like to see a babel box here - Commons is a multi lingual project, it doesn't matter what the language abilities are but it may be helpful for user to know. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:24, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
    • Local user page created in which i have added babel box. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 18:47, 17 August 2019 (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