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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 210 administrators on Commons.

What is an administrator?

Administrators as of May 2021 [+/−]
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Number of Admins: 210

  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. 4nn1l2, fa, en-3, ar-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. Ahmad252, fa, en-3, ar-1
  11. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1
  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. Андрей Романенко, ru, en-3, uk-3, be-2, fr-2, lv-2
  17. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  18. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  19. Anthere, fr, en-3
  20. AntiCompositeNumber, en, fr-2
  21. Arthur Crbz, fr, en-4, es-3
  22. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  23. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  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. Captain-tucker, en
  29. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  30. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  31. clpo13, en
  32. Common Good, en
  33. Cookie, es, en-2
  34. CptViraj, gu, hi-4, en-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. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  48. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  49. Ebrahim, fa, en-3
  50. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  51. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  52. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  53. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1
  54. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  55. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  56. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  57. Fitindia, en-3, hi-2, mr-2
  58. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  59. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  60. Gbawden, en-3, af-1
  61. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  62. Geni, en
  63. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  64. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  65. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  66. Golbez, en, ja-2
  67. Green Giant, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  68. GreenMeansGo, en
  69. Grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  70. Guanaco, en, es-1
  71. Hanooz, fa, en-2
  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. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  79. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  80. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  81. Jaqen, it, en-2
  82. Jarekt, pl, en
  83. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  84. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  85. Jdforrester, en
  86. Jdx, pl, en-2
  87. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  88. JGHowes, en, fr-2, de-1
  89. Jianhui67, en, zh-4, ja-2, ms-1
  90. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  91. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  92. JoKalliauer, de, en-3
  93. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2 (steward)
  94. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  95. Juliancolton, en
  96. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  97. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  98. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  99. Kaldari, en
  100. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  101. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  102. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  103. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  104. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  105. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  106. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  107. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  108. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  109. Lofty abyss, en, mt, it-2
  110. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  111. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2 (checkuser)
  112. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  113. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1
  114. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  115. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  116. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  117. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  118. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  119. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  120. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  121. MB-one, de, en-3, fr-1, pt-1
  122. MBisanz, en
  123. Mdaniels5757, en, es-1
  124. MGA73, da, en-3, de-2, no-1, sv-1
  125. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  126. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  127. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  128. Minorax, en, zh
  129. Missvain, en
  130. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  131. Miya, ja, en-2
  132. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  133. Morgankevinj, en
  134. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  135. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  136. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3
  137. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  138. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1
  139. Nat, en, fr, gsw-1, pl-1
  140. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  141. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  142. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  143. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  144. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  145. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  146. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  147. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  148. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  149. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  150. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  151. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  152. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  153. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  154. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  155. Putnik, ru, en-2
  156. Pyb, fr, en-2
  157. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  158. Racconish, fr, en-4
  159. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  160. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  161. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  162. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  163. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  164. Regasterios, hu, en-1
  165. Rehman, en, si-1
  166. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  167. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  168. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  169. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  170. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  171. RP88, en, de-1
  172. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-4
  173. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  174. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  175. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  176. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  177. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  178. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  179. Srittau, de, en-3
  180. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1
  181. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  182. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  183. Strakhov, es, en-2
  184. TadejM, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  185. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  186. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  187. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  188. The Squirrel Conspiracy, en
  189. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  190. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  191. Tomer T, he, en-3
  192. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  193. Tulsi Bhagat, ne, mai, en-3, hi-2, bh-2, hif-2
  194. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  195. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  196. Wdwd, de, en-2
  197. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  198. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, de-2, as-2, bpy-1
  199. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  200. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  201. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  202. Y.haruo, ja, en-1
  203. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  204. Yuval CT, he, en-3
  205. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  206. علاء, ar, en-4, he-1, es-1 (steward)
  207. Abuse filter, (automated account)
  208. CommonsDelinker, (bot) see request
  209. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  210. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 210 administrators. If that is 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 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

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.

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.

  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.


Satdeep Gill

Vote

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

Scheduled to end: 09:11, (UTC)

I am currently a file mover on Commons and also an OTRS member. On Commons, I have till date and 3 Featured Images. Additionally, I am a sysop on a few other wikis for many years. I believe I would be in a better position to serve the larger community with sysop rights on Commons. I frequently encounter emails on OTRS portal for files that have been deleted from Commons and it would be pretty good if I can easily restore such files and add relevant information. Satdeep Gill (talk) 09:11, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Votes

  •   Oppose Thank you for all your edits and efforts for the Wikimedia projects. Your 269 edits were deleted and 98 deleted pages were opened by you [1]. For this reason and your edits, I think you have had little participation in speedy/deletion requests. I don't see much effort in combating the vandalism (undo edits [2], block or protect requests [3]) from your edits. Unfortunately, I can't support your adminship nomination on Commons. Regards. Uncitoyen (talk) 10:10, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:47, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Comments

  •   Comment Many of the deleted edits are related to Commons:Deletion requests/Identifiable images of Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (uploaded with consent but later deleted per request) and to files uploaded with a permission (uploaded without OTRS, deleted, reuploaded with OTRS). I think that those uploads were good. Personally I would however have preferred to undelete the files with OTRS instead of reuploading but I do not think it is a big issue.
I only found a few like Commons:Deletion requests/File:The Last Viking, Trondheim, Norway 04.jpg where the uploads were bad.
I'm also an OTRS so I know that it is easier to work on those when we can undelete or see the deleted files. So that makes me wanna support.
However I also agree that there are not a lot of speedy nominations and other stuff that we usually value when we are going to decide if someone qualify for admin.
I checked out pa.wiki where you are admin. What do you think of the files in pa:ਖ਼ਾਸ:ਸ਼੍ਰੇਣੀਹੀਣ_ਫ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ? --MGA73 (talk) 14:28, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
@MGA73 Thanks for digging up my deleted edits and sharing the facts here. Regarding the files on Punjabi Wikipedia, I do understand that it is a concern. The only problem for the uploaders over there is that we don't have a dropdown menu for selecting the license of the images. Thanks for bringing this issue up. I will try to resolve this as soon as possible. Satdeep Gill (talk) 15:24, 9 May 2021 (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.

See also