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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 215 administrators on Commons.

What is an administrator?

Administrators as of January 2021 [+/−]
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Number of Admins: 215

  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. AzaToth, sv, en-4
  24. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  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. Captain-tucker, en
  30. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  31. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  32. clpo13, en
  33. Common Good, en
  34. Cookie, es, en-2
  35. CptViraj, gu, hi-4, en-2
  36. Czar, en
  37. DaB., de, en-1
  38. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  39. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  40. Davepape, en
  41. David Levy, en
  42. De728631, de, en-5
  43. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  44. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  45. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  46. DMacks, en
  47. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  48. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  49. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  50. Ebrahim, fa, en-3
  51. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  52. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  53. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  54. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1
  55. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  56. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  57. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  58. Fitindia, en-3, hi-2, mr-2
  59. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  60. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  61. Gbawden, en-3, af-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. GreenMeansGo, en
  70. grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  71. Guanaco, en, es-1
  72. Hanooz, fa, en-2
  73. Hedwig in Washington, de, en-4, nds-1
  74. Hekerui, de, en-4
  75. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  76. Hesperian, en
  77. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  78. Huntster, en
  79. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  80. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  81. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  82. Jaqen, it, en-2
  83. Jarekt, pl, en
  84. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  85. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  86. Jdforrester, en
  87. Jdx, pl, en-2
  88. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  89. JGHowes, en, fr-2, de-1
  90. Jianhui67, en, zh-4, ja-2, ms-1
  91. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  92. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  93. JoKalliauer, de, en-3
  94. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2 (steward)
  95. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  96. Juliancolton, en
  97. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  98. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  99. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  100. Kaldari, en
  101. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  102. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  103. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  104. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser, steward)
  105. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  106. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  107. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  108. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  109. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  110. Lofty abyss, en, mt, it-2
  111. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  112. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2 (checkuser)
  113. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  114. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1
  115. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  116. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  117. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  118. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  119. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  120. Mates, cs, en-3, sk-4, de-1
  121. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  122. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  123. MB-one, de, en-3, fr-1, pt-1
  124. MBisanz, en
  125. Mdaniels5757, en, es-1
  126. MGA73, da, en-3, de-2, no-1, sv-1
  127. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  128. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  129. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  130. Minorax, en, zh
  131. Missvain, en
  132. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  133. Miya, ja, en-2
  134. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  135. Morgankevinj, en
  136. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  137. Mmullie (WMF) (until January 1, 2021)
  138. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  139. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3
  140. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  141. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1 (steward)
  142. Nat, en, fr, gsw-1, pl-1
  143. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  144. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  145. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  146. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  147. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  148. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  149. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  150. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  151. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  152. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  153. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  154. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  155. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  156. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  157. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  158. Putnik, ru, en-2
  159. Pyb, fr, en-2
  160. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  161. Racconish, fr, en-4
  162. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  163. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  164. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  165. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  166. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  167. Regasterios, hu, en-1
  168. Rehman, en, si-1
  169. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  170. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  171. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  172. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  173. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  174. RP88, en, de-1
  175. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-4
  176. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  177. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  178. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  179. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  180. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  181. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  182. Srittau, de, en-3
  183. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1
  184. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  185. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  186. Strakhov, es, en-2
  187. Tabercil, en
  188. TadejM, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  189. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  190. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  191. Techman224, en
  192. Teles, pt, en-3, es-2
  193. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  194. The Squirrel Conspiracy, en
  195. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  196. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  197. Tomer T, he, en-3
  198. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  199. Tulsi Bhagat, ne, mai, en-3, hi-2, bh-2, hif-2
  200. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  201. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  202. Wdwd, de, en-2
  203. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  204. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, de-2, as-2, bpy-1
  205. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  206. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  207. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  208. Y.haruo, ja, en-1
  209. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  210. Yuval CT, he, en-3
  211. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  212. علاء, ar, en-4, he-1, es-1 (steward)
  213. Abuse filter, (automated account)
  214. CommonsDelinker, (bot) see request
  215. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  216. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 215 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

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 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. 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.

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.

JGHowes

Vote

Links for JGHowes: JGHowes (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · CentralAuth)

I'm willing to lend a hand to the Oversight team. As a long-time admin, I have a good understanding of Commons policies in general and COM:OS in particular. While the four currently on the oversight team have handled my suppression requests in a timely manner, I believe that having someone such as myself in the Western Hemisphere timezone would enhance response. I'm already identified to the WMF, having signed the Confidentiality agreement under the Access to non public information policy.[1] JGHowes  talk 00:02, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Votes

  •   Support - JGHowes has a good track record as an administrator, and I have not seen anything noteworthy on the talk page (deletion disputes have been handled well with evidence). I have verified that the confidentiality agreement has been signed. Bibeyjj (talk) 09:38, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Good idea: definitely there is need for an OS in the Western Hemisphere timezone, and JGHowes seems like a non-controversial candidate to me. --A.Savin 09:56, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ameisenigel (talk) 11:04, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. -- Geagea (talk) 12:40, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --Mirer (talk) 14:00, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support--Kiran Gopi (Talk to me..) 18:28, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support --FriedrickMILBarbarossa (talk) 18:45, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose User has less than 5,500 local edits, therefore i can't support this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:30, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Based on answers given, the level of experience in the different aspects of Commons functions and example of recent poor use of deletion logs. It is import that oversight actions are seen to keep transparency simple and maximized. In addition oversight requires a sophisticated and wide understanding of this project for handling extremely "difficult" cases, which may require confidential refusal or a firm understanding of the boundary with WMF legal. -- (talk) 15:43, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Not at this time. —Ooligan (talk) 23:55, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per Steinsplitter --Herby talk thyme 14:33, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I would support a more compromised editor on Commons. I agree with commenters above they are a good asset, but I don't believe it's their time just yet. --Kuatrero (talk) 14:45, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - Both per Steinsplitter and the belief that highly trusted roles like CU and OS should be held by as few users as necessary to fulfill the function with reasonable promptness and consideration. The request does not establish a compelling reason or need to have an additional holder of this right, and indeed I do not see the opinion of oversighters articulated. Эlcobbola talk 21:50, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Neutral I'd like to support the candidate, but without a single support from any of the current oversighters, I can't support. I believe that oversighters should be comfortable with their colleagues and be able to cooperate with each other. That said, I don't see any reason to oppose this candidacy either. --pandakekok9 01:49, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Need to think about this some more. I had an oppose typed out based on the edit count but I would like to point out that the candidate probably has more logged deletion actions than edits (!) --Rschen7754 08:20, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Taivo (talk) 09:40, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Comments

  • In the light of the serious governance that any oversighter role should have, I'm raising this question though I have no memory of significant interaction with yourself over the years.
Your RFA in 2009 was raised in a slightly simpler environment of Commons, such as having far fewer policies, but the summary close includes More seasoning is needed before handling the tools over as the nature of the opposing votes. Examining your current contributions, they are what most contributors would consider very low for someone joining the Commons Oversight group, such as having uploaded ~500 files over 13 years and made 5,300 total edits (an average of about 1 edit a day), and the seasoning question can be legitimately asked in this application.
Why is your experience sufficient compared of the rest of the Oversight members, when they applied for the role, and are there areas or subjects where you have insufficient experience to act as the Oversighter or for which there may be a potential conflict of loyalties? Thanks -- (talk) 18:41, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
As the role of a Commons Oversighter is for the removal of non-public personal information such as phone numbers, libelous/blatant attacks "on the advice of WMF counsel" or when the case is clear, or copyvios "on the advice of WMF counsel", I do not see any potential conflict of interest at all in fulfilling those functions. In recent years, I have been mostly active as an admin, rather than contributing my own photography. My Commons admin activity includes SD, which is not reflected in edit count. For example, I've deleted 8,461 files as an admin per Commons policies, which aren't included in that 5,300 edit count. To date, none of my DR closes have been overturned, which I think demonstrates clear understanding of Commons policies, guidelines, practices, and sound judgment.  JGHowes  talk 19:29, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. Generally, DRs do not get overturned, as the process for challenging them and the UNDEL process is not well understood and as the burden of evidence is presumed to be against the undeletion requester, often requires overwhelming evidence to reverse without OTRS tickets or lengthy discussion. Examining your deletions, the vast majority appear to be undiscussed speedy copyright violations, with apparently a small ratio having associated DRs, though this is based on a relatively trivial examination.
Briefly reviewing deletions does highlight three deletions in the last few months where you have deleted files or file revisions where the history now shows yourself as the only uploader, apparently the only responsible named account in the logs:
  1. File:Riane_Eisler2.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs), G1, no further details
  2. File:Majestic_Radio_model_161.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs), G6, multiple deletions, no linked discussions
  3. File:Jack_Settleman_at_Super_Bowl_LIV.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) complex log, multiple deletions, a restoration with revision deletions, sysop-only protection, no linked discussions
A key aspect of the Oversight function is to retain as much open history and traceability for project content as possible, and the actions of oversighters is highly constrained as described at Commons:Oversighters, including ensuring log comments are clear without compromising necessary and justifiable oversighted material. Given that in one case the deletion log refers to a talk page discussion that is not findable as no link or account name was given apart from yours and the discussion does not appear on your talk page history, do you feel that your actions on these files has met these standards the community requires of oversighters? Thanks -- (talk) 13:07, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Addendum, a technical issue, the brief review of deletion histories used the deletion log, consequently it was missed that another account (with 6 edits total) originally uploaded file #3 though the name of the account is not mentioned in the deletion log but is visible in the upload log. -- (talk) 13:20, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Fae, I'm not quite sure I understand your point. None of the 3 examples mentioned above were Oversighted, nor would they qualify for suppression. As routine deletions, their complete history is still available for any admin to review, using the view/restore function available to admins.
Regarding these three files,
  • File:Riane Eisler2.png was a file received at OTRS which I was uploading for use on de-wiki. Seeing that I uploaded the wrong version, I uploaded the correct version as File:Riane Eisler.png
  • File:Majestic Radio model 161.jpg is a file I uploaded and was cropping and photoshopping to improve its appearance for the en-wiki Main Page as a DYK nom. There was no "discussion", simply G6/G7 tweaks.
  • File:Jack Settleman at Super Bowl LIV.jpg this was a MediaWiki software glitch preventing deletion of a copyvio. I was attempting various workarounds, none of which worked, so I tagged it {{Deletion error}} and started a new Phabricator Task to resolve, see Phabricator T270994 "Error deleting file: The file "mwstore://local-multiwrite/local-deleted/..." is in an inconsistent state within the internal storage backends". [2]  JGHowes  talk 14:22, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
The point being made is that the good documentation associated with actions is illustrated by these examples, and provides an insight into the understanding of transparency and correct use of log comments. Once a file or a revision has been deleted, it is made invisible to the community, and permanently so with oversight actions.
In #1 the deletion log should have a comment that referenced the OTRS ticket and/or provided a link to the later upload, which is otherwise opaque to the reader.
In #2 the deletions have no explanation of being enhancements or crops, or that these involve no other editor apart from yourself. File revisions should not be deleted permanently from view just because of simple crops or enhancements, this appears to be an unjustified use of the deletion privilege, and leaves a concerning unaccountable deletion log.
In #3 the deletion log has no reference to the Phab task you have now mentioned. The lack of comments in performing the deletion actions makes the history opaque to future readers.
Thanks for your replies. -- (talk) 15:30, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I have concerns similar to the above. Generally if a user does not participate in the main fields on Commons, file uploading and categorization, I am not sure if the user then also knows the current policies and discussions in this fields. And JGHowes is also not active in patrolling. So if it would a request for adminship I would oppose.(But of course in DRs, just to mention this.) Here it is about an other role but of course linked to the regular admin role. --GPSLeo (talk) 19:38, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
File uploads are here [3] and I've performed 972 actions in the last 30 days alone. See my contribs and log for details.  JGHowes  talk 19:56, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
I checked this and I think it is relatively low for a very active user. But of course you do not have a many month inactivity like some admins get the role last year. Because of this a question. You do not contribute to Commons:Village pump or the other platforms. But do you read there and at the other language versions you understand? Because although they should not, users request the removal of their personal information on these pages. --GPSLeo (talk) 20:17, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
GPSLeo, it's true that I'm not a contributor at VP, usually just skimming the Contents. But of course, if I'm an Oversighter I would need to be on the lookout for that. As to foreign languages, I've studied and speak French and German reasonably well. But, alas, can't read Chinese or Arabic at all.  JGHowes  talk 20:56, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I don't think the questions raised above are fair to the candidate. I'd say only one or two of the current oversighters here are active on-wiki. But I trust them to keep the oversight tool because there may be working behind the scenes, waiting for requests for suppression of sensitive personal information. I must note however, that the number of log and revision deletions by the candidate is kinda low, and I'm concerned about that. I'm inclined to support though, because I'm convinced that we need an oversighter at the Western Hemisphere (all of the current oversighters are from Europe), and I don't see any other concerns about the candidate. But I'd wait for a comment from an oversighter before !voting. pandakekok9 02:45, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Can you please opt-in to X tools at User:JGHowes/EditCounterOptIn.js? ~riley (talk) 06:32, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
  Done And see also XTools analysis: [4]  JGHowes  talk 21:34, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
  • @Steinsplitter: With all due respect, it seems to me that this gives a more complete summary of my Commons activity, e.g., a total of 14,468 actions + edits as of today.  JGHowes  talk 17:44, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
    I considered this as well when voting, but please note that we have admins with tens of thousands of admin action, or even +100k. Sorry, but i can't support this.--Steinsplitter (talk) 17:53, 12 January 2021 (UTC)


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