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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 250 administrators on Commons.

An admin wielding the mop, a common symbol of administrators. See also: The good admin.

What is an administrator?

Administrators as of September 2014 [+/−]
Listing by language
Listing by date

Number of Admins: 250

  1. -revi, ko, en-3
  2. 1Veertje, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1
  3. 32X, de, en-2, hsb-1, ru-1
  4. 99of9, en (bureaucrat)
  5. A.Savin, ru, de-4, en-2
  6. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  7. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1
  8. Aka, de, en-3
  9. Alan, es, eu-3, en-2
  10. ALE!, de, en-3, es-3, fr-1, it-1
  11. Alhen, es, en-2
  12. Alison, en, ga-3, fr-2, gd-1
  13. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  14. Alpertron, es, en-3
  15. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  16. Angr, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  17. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  18. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  19. Anthere, fr, en-3
  20. Aude, en, ar-3
  21. Avenue, en, de-1, fr-1, it-1
  22. Avraham, en, he-2 (oversighter, steward)
  23. Axpde, de, en-4, es-1, fr-1, it-1, nl-1
  24. AzaToth, sv, en-4
  25. Badseed, el, en-3, it-1
  26. Barcex, es, en-2, fr-1
  27. Bastique, en, fr-3, es-2, la-2, ga-1
  28. Benoit Rochon fr, en-4
  29. Beria, pt, en-2, es-2
  30. Billinghurst, en (steward)
  31. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  32. Blurpeace, en, es-1
  33. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  34. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  35. Cambalachero, es, en-3
  36. Captain-tucker, en
  37. Cecil, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, fi-1 (bureaucrat)
  38. Chris 73, de, en-3, ja-1
  39. ChrisiPK, de, en-3, fr-1
  40. ChristianBier, de, en-3
  41. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  42. Cirt, en, es-2
  43. Common Good, en
  44. Cookie, es, en-2
  45. Courcelles, en, es-2, fr-2
  46. Coyau, fr, en-1
  47. DaB., de, en-1
  48. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  49. Darwinius, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  50. Davepape, en
  51. David Levy, en
  52. Denniss, de, en-2, fr-1
  53. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  54. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  55. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  56. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  57. Dschwen, de, en-3, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  58. Ebraminio, fa
  59. Edgar181, en, de-1, fr-1, es-1
  60. Effeietsanders, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1, la-1
  61. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  62. Elitre, it, en-3, fr-2
  63. Ellin Beltz, en
  64. Elya, de, en-3, uk-2, ru-1
  65. EPO, da, en-3, de-1
  66. Érico Júnior Wouters, pt, en-2, es-1
  67. Esby, fr, en-3, de-1
  68. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  69. EVula, en
  70. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  71. Fanghong, zh, en-2, fr-1
  72. Fastily, en, fr-2, zh-2
  73. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  74. Funfood, de, en-2, bar-1
  75. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  76. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  77. Geni, en
  78. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  79. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  80. Gnangarra, en
  81. Golbez, en, ja-2
  82. grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  83. Gruznov, ru, en-1, fr-1
  84. guillom, fr, en-3, de-1
  85. Hedwig in Washington, de, en-4, nds-1
  86. Hekerui, de, en-4
  87. Hesperian, en
  88. HJ Mitchell, en
  89. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  90. Hystrix, de, en-1
  91. H-stt, de, en-4, fr-1
  92. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  93. INeverCry, en, ru-1
  94. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  95. J Milburn, en
  96. Jafeluv, fi, en-4, fr-2, de-2, ru-2, sv-1, es-1
  97. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (checkuser)
  98. January, en
  99. Jaqen, it, en-2
  100. Jarekt, pl, en
  101. Jastrow, fr, en-3, de-1, it-1
  102. Jcb, nl, en-3, es-3
  103. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  104. Jdforrester, en
  105. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  106. JGHowes, en, fr-2, de-1
  107. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  108. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  109. John Vandenberg, en
  110. Juliancolton, en
  111. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  112. JurgenNL, nl, en-2, de-1
  113. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1
  114. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  115. Kaldari, en
  116. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  117. Kanonkas, no, en-4, nn-3, da-2, sv-2, de-1 (bureaucrat)
  118. Killiondude, en, es-3, ru-1
  119. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2
  120. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  121. Krd, de, en-3 (checkuser)
  122. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  123. Krzysiu, pl, en-2, szl-2
  124. KTo288, en, zh-4
  125. Kwj2772, ko, en-2
  126. Kyro, fr, de-3, en-2
  127. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  128. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  129. Letartean, fr, en-3
  130. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  131. Lobo, es, ca-2, en-2
  132. Logan, en, es-3
  133. Lokal Profil, sv, en-4, pt-2, fr-1
  134. LtPowers, en, es-1
  135. Ludo29, fr, en-2
  136. Lupo, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  137. Lymantria, nl, de-2, en-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  138. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2 (checkuser)
  139. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1
  140. Marcus Cyron, de, en-1
  141. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  142. Martin H., de, en-2 (checkuser)
  143. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  144. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  145. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  146. Matt314, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, zh-1
  147. Mathonius, nl, en-3, fr-1, de-1 (steward)
  148. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  149. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  150. MBisanz, en (steward)
  151. McZusatz, de, en-3, es-1, la-1 swg-1
  152. Meisam, fa, az, en-3, tr-2
  153. Mentifisto, en, mt, it-2 (steward)
  154. MGA73, da, en-3, de-2, sv-1, no-1
  155. MichaelMaggs, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  156. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  157. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  158. Miya, ja, en-2
  159. Mmxx, fa, en-3
  160. Mono, en
  161. Morgankevinj, en, es-1, la-1
  162. Mormegil, cs, en-2, de-1
  163. Morning Sunshine, vi, en-3
  164. M0tty, fr, en-1
  165. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  166. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  167. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3
  168. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  169. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1
  170. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  171. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  172. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  173. Niklem, ru, en-3
  174. Nilfanion, en, fr-1
  175. NordNordWest, de, en-3
  176. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  177. O, zh, en-4, zh-wuu-2, zh-hu-3, yue-1 fr-1
  178. odder, pl, en-3, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  179. Okki, fr, en-2
  180. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  181. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  182. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  183. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  184. Pleclown, fr, en-3
  185. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  186. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  187. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  188. Powerek38, pl, en-4, fr-2, es-1, de-1
  189. PumpkinSky, en, de-2
  190. Putnik, ru, en-2
  191. ~Pyb, fr, en-2
  192. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  193. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  194. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  195. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  196. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  197. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  198. Rehman, en, si-1
  199. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  200. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  201. Rodhullandemu, en, fr-1, de-1, sv-1
  202. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  203. Ronhjones, en, fr-1
  204. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  205. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  206. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-3
  207. Russavia, en, ru-3
  208. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  209. Sandstein, als, de, en-4, fr-3, it-1
  210. SarahStierch, en
  211. SatuSuro, en, id-1
  212. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1 (steward)
  213. Siebrand, nl, en-3, fr-1, de-1
  214. Skeezix1000, en, fr-2
  215. Sphilbrick, en
  216. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  217. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  218. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1
  219. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  220. Sven Manguard, en
  221. Tabercil, en
  222. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  223. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  224. Techman224, en
  225. TheDJ, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  226. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  227. Tiptoety, en (checkuser, oversighter)
  228. Tom, en, es-1
  229. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  230. tsca, pl, en, da
  231. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  232. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  233. Waldir, pt, en-3
  234. Whym, ja, en-2
  235. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, as-2, bpy-1 (steward)
  236. WJBscribe, en, fr-3, de-1
  237. Wsiegmund, en, fr-1, es-1
  238. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  239. Wuzur, de, en-3
  240. wvk, de, en-4, fa-3, fr-2
  241. Yann, fr, en-3, hi-2, gu-1
  242. Yarl, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  243. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  244. Yuval Y, he, en-3
  245. Zirland, cs, pl-3, en-3, sk-2, eo-2
  246. Zolo, fr, en-4, de-2, zh-2
  247. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  248. CommonsDelinkerHelper (bot)
  249. GifTagger, bot account; see request
  250. KrinkleBot, bot account; see request

The system currently recognizes 250 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. Of course, some admins are influential, but that derives not from their position as such but from the personal trust they have gained from the community.

How to

Further information: Commons:Administrators/Howto

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

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.


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 Symbol support vote.svg Support votes or Symbol oppose vote.svg 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.

Symbol neutral vote.svg 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.

Green Giant

Vote

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

Scheduled to end: 21:11, (UTC)

I'm here to nominate Green Giant to be our next Commons administrator. Green Giant is an experienced editor and OTRS member with 82,000 edits in over 8 years on Commons, nearly 1000 of these edits coming in the Commons namespace.

He regularly tags copyvio images for deletion, files deletion requests, and does quite a bit of OTRS work, including asking for images to be undeleted via OTRS tickets. He has a great attitude and is helpful and respectful in his interaction with other Commons editors. I think he would make an excellent administrator, and I hope the community agrees with me. Thanks for your consideration. INeverCry 18:14, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Acceptance: I accept the nomination but I would like to clarify that most of my edits have been made in the last six months or so, and a significant number have been made with semi-automated tools like Visual File Change. The extra tools would be very helpful for OTRS-related media because often files have been deleted before tickets are dealt with. I would also particularly like to help more with speedy deletion and standard deletion requests. I also have several years experience of English Wikipedia which is just as crazy a place as Commons. Thank you for considering me. Green Giant (talk) 21:08, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Votes

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as nominator. INeverCry 21:11, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Marcus Cyron (talk) 23:37, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann was saying on IRC a few days ago that they desperately needed more admins, GG would be on the top of that list..--Stemoc 00:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 04:43, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, good impressions--Ymblanter (talk) 05:56, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, I think GG has what it takes to be a great administrator, and great skill with fixing 9,000 pages of "no source" from single publication in less than 24 hours will be for me memorable forever. Yes, totally yes! Ellin Beltz (talk) 07:03, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, reasonable person and I will be more than happy to work with him in the "AREA-51" section :) ~ Nahid Talk 07:21, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Still a little doubt, but not enough to oppose this. Happy to give him the chance. --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:35, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Of course. Natuur12 (talk) 10:15, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Trijnsteltalk 14:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Jcb (talk) 16:28, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Why not? -FASTILY 20:28, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 23:16, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Taivo (talk) 12:01, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, agree with statements by nominator. -- Cirt (talk) 16:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Questions

Let's imagine, that somebody nominates file:Carrossel logo SBT.png for deletion with reason "Surpasses threshold of originality" and the uploader replies "Does not surpass threshold of originality". What do you think? The logo belongs to Brazilian telenovela. Taivo (talk) 09:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

I would start from Brazilian law being a civil law system, which tend to set a higher level for originality or creativity. The Brazilian copyright law in particular suggests that "names and titles in isolation" would be exempt from copyright protection. The logo itself appears to be text in a blocky font with tiny spots which may be from the background of the related File:Carrossel Televisa e SBT.jpg/File:Carrossel Poster Televisa.png, which is a copyvio unless the uploader is the copyright holder. The article it is being used in did have a title screen under fair use, which is definitely too complex to be PD. So my conclusion would probably be that the logo is below the threshold and therefore in the public domain. Green Giant (talk) 17:29, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Comments

Requests for bureaucratship

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Bureaucrats/Archive.

  • Please read Commons:Bureaucrats 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.

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