Note BetacommandBot is NOT active - renames are handled by admins.


This list is only for Wikimedia Commons. If you want to be registered to approve media renames, add your name on the talk page under the headline Request for approved user. Any admin can add any user to the list of enabled users. Administrators do not need to be in this list as they automatically have a approved status. Before using this bot feature, please ensure you are familiar with Commons policies and guidelines.

  • Preview every edit before you save it.
  • Don't do anything controversial with it. Changing media names can be highly disputable.
  • Don't rename images that are heavily used (across all Wikimedia projects) without a very good reason.
  • It is strongly discouraged to rename highly linked images—such as Featured pictures, POTD, etc.—many of which have nomination pages and templates which depend on the original name. It would probably be a good idea to create a redirect to the new name.
  • Abide by all Wikimedia Commons guidelines, policies and common practices.

Repeated abuse of these rules will result, without warning, in your authorisation being cancelled.

For security reasons, users who have a history of vandalism or being blocked for similar reasons will not be allowed to use the bot feature. The bot feature may also be disabled if the user is blocked for vandalism or disruption.

As a rule of thumb, users with fewer than 200 edits will not be added to the list. You can check your edit count in Special:Preferences.

Also, to reduce bureaucracy, you will not be notified when/if you are added to the list of enabled users. (Instead, keep this page on your watchlist; when you see your name has been added, you should find you are able to use MediaMoveBot functionality).


Approved users

Administrators are not listed here since they automatically have this status.