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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 222 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 September 2018 [+/−]
Listing by language
Listing by date
Listing by activity

Number of Admins: 222

  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. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  77. Huntster, en
  78. Hystrix, de, en-1
  79. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  80. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  81. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  82. January, en
  83. Jaqen, it, en-2
  84. Jarekt, pl, en
  85. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  86. Jastrow, fr, en-3, ro-2, de-1, it-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-3, 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. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2
  97. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  98. Juliancolton, en
  99. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  100. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  101. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  102. Kaldari, en
  103. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  104. Kelly, en
  105. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  106. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  107. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  108. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  109. KTo288, en, zh-4
  110. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  111. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  112. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  113. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  114. Lokal Profil, sv, en-4, pt-2, fr-1
  115. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  116. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2 (checkuser)
  117. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  118. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1 (global renamer)
  119. Majora, en, fr-2, it-1
  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. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  139. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  140. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3 (global renamer)
  141. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  142. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1 (steward)
  143. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  144. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  145. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  146. Nilfanion, en, fr-1
  147. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  148. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  149. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  150. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  151. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  152. Perhelion, de, en-3
  153. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  154. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  155. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  156. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  157. Pleclown, fr, en-3
  158. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  159. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  160. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  161. Putnik, ru, en-2
  162. Pyb, fr, en-2
  163. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  164. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  165. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  166. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  167. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  168. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  169. Rehman, en, si-1
  170. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  171. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  172. Rodhullandemu, en, fr-1, de-1, sv-1
  173. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  174. Ronhjones, en, fr-1
  175. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  176. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  177. RP88, en, de-1
  178. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  179. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  180. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  181. Sealle, ru, en-4, pl-2, sk-2, uk-2
  182. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  183. Sphilbrick, en
  184. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  185. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  186. Srittau, de, en-3
  187. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1 (global renamer)
  188. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  189. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  190. Strakhov, es, en-2
  191. Tabercil, en
  192. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  193. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  194. Techman224, en
  195. Teles, pt, en-3, es-2 (steward)
  196. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  197. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  198. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  199. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  200. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  201. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  202. Waldir, pt, en-3
  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. CommonsDelinker, (bot)
  219. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  220. Embedded Data Bot, (bot) see request
  221. GifTagger, (bot) see request
  222. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 222 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

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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.

4nn1l2

Vote

4nn1l2 (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · SULinfo)

Scheduled to end: 16:59, (UTC)

Hello. It is almost one year and a half that I am actively participating in Commons maintenance. I regularly review uploads by new users and tag them appropriately, nominate them for deletion, or fix them. I have also handled hundreds of OTRS tickets. Furthermore, I review licenses especially those of {{Tasnim}} works. Responding to rename requests, keeping an eye on overwrites, and fighting vandalism are some other things that I do on this project on a daily basis. In almost all of these areas, having admin bit can be beneficial. For example, I can delete files which have already been tagged by other users while I review new uploads, or I can block users who repeatedly upload copyright violations despite warnings. Admin right will also help me with my OTRS work. If granted, I am going to use this privilege carefully and responsibly. Little by little, I will hopefully gain more experience, and then I will help out in other areas such as closing DRs, responding to AN threads, and clearing various other backlogs.

I am familiar with Wikimedia Commons policies and guidelines. I have read almost all of them (skimming the parts which specifically concern copyright laws of certain countries) and have translated some of them into Persian such as Commons:Licensing/fa. Of course, copyright is a complicated topic, but I can say that I have a basic understanding of copyright laws of the United States, some European countries, and especially Iran and Afghanistan.

At last, I should say that User:4nn1l2 is the second account with which I am contributing to Wikimedia Commons. Seven years ago, I had another account with thousands of contributions which took retirement. My clean start had nothing to do with Commons; it was completely a fawiki issue. If necessary, I can provide more details. Thank you for your time. 4nn1l2 (talk) 16:59, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Votes

  •   Support Good and active user, 4nn1l2 would a useful addition to the admin team. --Yann (talk) 17:03, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Good user that will strengthen the Admin team. FitIndia 17:14, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. Welcome to the team. Sealle (talk) 17:20, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. Very helpful, thoughtful, and experienced. 4nn1l2 will be the kind of admin we need. Guanaco (talk) 17:31, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. I was hoping for this candidature. Hystrix (talk) 17:39, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. Welcome. --Túrelio (talk) 17:45, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Good user. Strakhov (talk) 20:58, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support sounds good --Stepro (talk) 21:04, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --jdx Re: 21:28, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -FASTILY 00:56, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support, good candidate. --B dash (talk) 01:55, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support, doesn’t seek refuge behind admins’ backs. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:54, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support deserving candidate --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 12:41, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Comments

  •   Question What do you know about Persian nationalism and related discrimination (both in Iran and in fa-speaking Internet)? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:51, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
      Comment What does this question have to do with candidacy? Hystrix (talk) 07:14, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    See the talk page. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 08:22, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    This question is a bit difficult to answer, because it does not specifically concern Wikimedia Commons. However, let me try. I know for a fact that nationalism is strong in Iran. Persians, having the numbers, enjoying the memory of an ancient civilization, and tapping into their unique culture and rich history, have the upper hand in Iran. This has led to some unfortunate consequences such as marginalizing ethnic and religious minorities in the country. Regarding Afghanistan, while Pashtuns have held the political power for tens or even hundreds of years, Persians dominate the cultural sphere of the country, to the extent that virtually every Pashtun can speak Persian, but not vice versa. Regarding Tajikistan, since they have changed their script from Arabic to Cyrillic in Soviet era, I have been out of touch with them and cannot comment on it. Regarding Internet, I occasionally see nasty alterations altercations between Persians, Arabs, and Turks. However, I think that these things happen between neighbours in all over the world unfortunately. Having said that, I am personally far from buying the idea of nationalism. Politically and socially, I am left wing. 4nn1l2 (talk) 07:32, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    (moot – Special:Diff/320926584). Incnis Mrsi (talk) 08:22, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks, that was a typo. I fixed it. 4nn1l2 (talk) 07:49, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    You probably know that Chyah/Sonia is de facto banned from contributing to Wikimedia projects. Even “our” check-users, exclusively Western, refused to conduct an own investigation for this case (unlike some other cases where wild accusations brought from other corners of Wikimedia were refuted); they refused even to extract and save objective data. Sonia’s identification with certain promotion-only editor was based on IP matches in the range spread over no less than 800 km in Iran. May we suspect lynching of an alien here? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 08:22, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    While this question is certainly off topic for this page, I try to give you a reasonably short answer. There might have been a severe mistake in this case, but I do not call it "lynching". I knew this user (Chyah/Sonia Sevilla/Rafic.Mufid) since 2011. She was not in the business of promotion for an obscure "singer". If I recall correctly, she had identified herself publicly as a Sunni Arab Lebanese residing in Shia-dominated Iran. I am inclined to believe her, because she was able to read and write Arabic fluently (which is indeed a difficult language). She also had some problems in the past (socking, block, etc) and abrasive manners. Not surprisingly, she was unpopular at the Persian Wikipedia, and some users (such as User:هاشم نحل العسل) were getting on her nerves. Despite my own recommendations to keep a cool head, she used to take the bait. There were several users who tried to help her but she would not listen. I believe she was both victim of and blameworthy for all these dramas. 4nn1l2 (talk) 10:15, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    Sorry for using this RfA for broadcasting my grievances against Wikimedia administration. It was no personal, only due to your User_fa. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:54, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment Please enable Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary in Special:Preferences. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:43, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks, enabled. 4nn1l2 (talk) 13:57, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Question How your username must be pronounced? Is it leet: 4–A, 1–I, 2–Z? Taivo (talk) 16:18, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
    Yes, it is leet. 4=A, nn=m, 1=i, and l2=R. Amir is a common given name in the region. 4nn1l2 (talk) 16:29, 19 September 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