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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 April 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. Abuse filter (automated tool)
  10. Achim55, de, en-3, nds-3, la-2
  11. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  12. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1 (global renamer)
  13. Aka, de, en-3
  14. Alan, es, eu-3, en-2
  15. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  16. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  17. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  18. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  19. Anthere, fr, en-3
  20. Arthur Crbz, fr, en-4, es-3
  21. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  22. AzaToth, sv, en-4
  23. Barcex, es, en-2, fr-1
  24. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  25. Benoit Rochon, fr, en-4
  26. Billinghurst, en
  27. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  28. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  29. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  30. Cambalachero, es, en-3
  31. Captain-tucker, en
  32. ChrisiPK, de, en-3, fr-1
  33. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  34. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  35. Common Good, en
  36. Cookie, es, en-2
  37. Courcelles, en, es-2, fr-2
  38. Czar, en
  39. DaB., de, en-1
  40. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  41. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  42. Davepape, en
  43. David Levy, en
  44. De728631, de, en-5
  45. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  46. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  47. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  48. DMacks, en
  49. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  50. Dschwen, de, en-3, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  51. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  52. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  53. Ebrahim, fa
  54. Edgar181, en, de-1, fr-1, es-1
  55. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  56. Eleassar, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  57. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  58. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  59. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1 (global renamer)
  60. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  61. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  62. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  63. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  64. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  65. Gbawden, en-3, af-1
  66. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  67. Geni, en
  68. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  69. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  70. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  71. Golbez, en, ja-2
  72. Green Giant, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  73. grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  74. Guanaco, en, es-1
  75. Hedwig in Washington, de, en-4, nds-1
  76. Hekerui, de, en-4
  77. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  78. Hesperian, en
  79. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  80. Huntster, en
  81. Hystrix, de, en-1
  82. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  83. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  84. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  85. January, en
  86. Jaqen, it, en-2
  87. Jarekt, pl, en
  88. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  89. Jcb, nl, en-3, es-3
  90. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  91. Jdforrester, en
  92. Jdx, pl
  93. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  94. JGHowes, en, fr-2, de-1
  95. Jianhui67, en, zh-4, ja-2, ms-1 (global renamer)
  96. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  97. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  98. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2
  99. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  100. Juliancolton, en
  101. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  102. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  103. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  104. Kaldari, en
  105. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  106. Kelly, en
  107. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  108. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  109. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  110. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  111. KTo288, en, zh-4
  112. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  113. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  114. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  115. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-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. 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. Mentifisto, en, mt, it-2 (steward)
  133. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  134. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  135. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  136. Missvain, en
  137. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  138. Miya, ja, en-2
  139. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  140. Morgankevinj, en, es-1, la-1
  141. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  142. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  143. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3 (global renamer)
  144. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  145. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1 (steward)
  146. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  147. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  148. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  149. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  150. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  151. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  152. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  153. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  154. Perhelion, de, en-3
  155. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  156. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  157. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  158. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  159. Pleclown, fr, en-3
  160. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  161. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  162. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  163. Putnik, ru, en-2
  164. Pyb, fr, en-2
  165. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  166. Racconish, fr, en-4
  167. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  168. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  169. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  170. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  171. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  172. Rehman, en, si-1
  173. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  174. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  175. Rodhullandemu, en, fr-1, de-1, sv-1
  176. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  177. Ronhjones, en, fr-1
  178. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  179. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  180. RP88, en, de-1
  181. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  182. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  183. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  184. Sealle, ru, en-4, pl-2, sk-2, uk-2
  185. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  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. Strakhov, es, en-2
  193. Tabercil, en
  194. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  195. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  196. Techman224, en
  197. Teles, pt, en-3, es-2 (steward)
  198. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  199. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  200. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  201. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  202. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  203. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  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. CommonsDelinker, (bot)
  220. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  221. GifTagger, (bot) see request
  222. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request
  223. Mmullie (WMF), (temporary) see log on meta

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-resticted 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.

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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.

علاء

Vote

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

Scheduled to end: 16:18, (UTC)

I would like to propose Alaa as an administrator on Commons. He is contributor since December 2014, filemover and an image-reviewer. We are only 2 Arabic speaking admins and Alaa will certainly help us in the admin tasks. In the past months Alaa has nominated hundreds of successful requests for deletion. Alaa is also a Stewart and an active sysop in the Arabic Wikipedia. Regards, — D Y O L F 77[Talk] 16:18, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

  Comment Thank you Dyolf77! I accept your request --Alaa :)..! 16:23, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Votes

  •   Support per nomination. — D Y O L F 77[Talk] 16:24, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Alaa showed through his work in the past years that he is trustworthy and competent. --Meno25 (talk) 16:26, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 16:27, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support of course, welcome! --Achim (talk) 16:30, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:31, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Trusted and experienced user, no concerns. Jianhui67 TC 16:36, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --باسم (talk) 16:39, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support what a great addition! What an easy support vote to give! A boon to this project! Salam my brother!--AldNonUcallin?☎ 16:40, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support No issues from me. I’m sure they’ll do well. -- 1989 (talk) 16:44, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support This user did great work while being Steward. Best Wishes for here too. --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 16:53, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support per Tiven. --MZaplotnik(talk) 17:01, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • YES. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 17:03, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support. Clear good candidate. Of course. --Cohaf (talk) 17:05, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support, about time.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:17, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support It's a yes from me. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 17:35, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   SupportDerHexer (Talk) 21:21, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support per nomination. AshFriday (talk) 22:14, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Of course. Jon Kolbert (talk) 22:38, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Excellent candidate. Abzeronow (talk) 23:07, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 23:54, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - FitIndia 08:23, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support ---- Brackenheim (talk) 08:35, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Taivo (talk) 09:33, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Normally no objections, but I'm against further "collection of flags" if someone is already sysop on their Wikipedia + nothing less than a steward. --A.Savin 14:29, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
@A.Savin: The user has made many good requests here on Commons for Admin help in support of our scope, policies and guidelines. Why shouldn't he be allowed to exert that good judgement as an Admin?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:51, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --Rschen7754 18:12, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support per nomination. -- Begoon 05:06, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- but sometimes please take a look at the to moving files. There are very often files I can't move, because I con't reed arabic. But often this is needed to understand the request. Marcus Cyron (talk) 17:18, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support TonyBallioni (talk) 18:17, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support after a double check on who you are :) As someone with very basic Arabic skills, your username looks very ambiguous! Rehman 10:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support --jdx Re: 13:19, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support would be a great asset küñall (nütramyen) 16:34, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support I've worked with Alaa on cross-wiki issues a little in the past and I know they have exceptionally sound judgement. They've asked me to undertake the occasional deletion and undeletion here, and the requests have always been appropriate with correct application of applicable policies. I'm therefore entirely happy to be able to support, knowing they have both the requisite level of judgement, trust and policy based experience to be a good administrator here. Nick (talk) 17:17, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Comments

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