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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 216 administrators on Commons.

What is an administrator?

Administrators as of May 2020 [+/−]
Listing by language
Listing by date
Listing by activity

Number of Admins: 216

  1. -revi, ko, en-3 (steward)
  2. ~riley, en, fr-1, es-1
  3. 1989, en
  4. 1Veertje, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1
  5. 32X, de, en-2, hsb-1, ru-1
  6. 4nn1l2, fa, en-3, ar-1
  7. 99of9, en (bureaucrat)
  8. A.Savin, ru, de-4, en-2
  9. Achim55, de, en-3, nds-3, la-2
  10. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  11. Ahmad252, fa, en-3, ar-1
  12. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1
  13. Aka, de, en-3
  14. Alan, es, eu-3, en-2
  15. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  16. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  17. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  18. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  19. Anthere, fr, en-3
  20. Arthur Crbz, fr, en-4, es-3
  21. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  22. AzaToth, sv, en-4
  23. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  24. Benoit Rochon, fr, en-4
  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. 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
  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
  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, steward)
  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. Martin H., de, en-2
  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. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  126. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  127. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  128. Missvain, en
  129. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  130. Miya, ja, en-2
  131. Mmullie (WMF) (administrator (until 05:31, 1 July 2020))
  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 (steward)
  139. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  140. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  141. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  142. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  143. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  144. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  145. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  146. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  147. Perhelion, de, en-3
  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. Pleclown, fr, en-3
  153. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  154. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  155. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  156. Putnik, ru, en-2
  157. Pyb, fr, en-2
  158. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  159. Racconish, fr, en-4
  160. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  161. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  162. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  163. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  164. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  165. Regasterios, hu, en-1
  166. Rehman, en, si-1
  167. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  168. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  169. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  170. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  171. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  172. RP88, en, de-1
  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. Sealle, ru, en-4, pl-2, sk-2, uk-2
  177. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  178. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  179. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  180. Srittau, de, en-3
  181. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1
  182. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  183. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  184. Strakhov, es, en-2
  185. Tabercil, en
  186. TadejM, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  187. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  188. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  189. Techman224, en
  190. Teles, pt, en-3, es-2
  191. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  192. The Squirrel Conspiracy, en
  193. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  194. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  195. Tomer T, he, en-3
  196. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  197. Tulsi Bhagat, ne, mai, en-3, hi-2, bh-2, hif-2
  198. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  199. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  200. Wdwd, de, en-2
  201. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  202. Whym, ja, en-2
  203. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, de-2, as-2, bpy-1
  204. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  205. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  206. Yarl, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-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 216 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 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.

Nat

Vote

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

Scheduled to end: 22:31, (UTC)

I have seen Nat around quite a bit on COM:DR and COM:UNDEL and have found him to be one of our most knowledgeable volunteers in that area. He has served as an admin on English Wikipedia since 2007 and has ramped up his activity on Commons in the last six months, quickly becoming a great asset to the project. Nat is a prolific OTRS volunteer and has deep knowledge of copyright issues and other policies. It is my honor to nominate him for adminship. King of ♥ 22:31, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Votes

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as nominator. King of ♥ 22:31, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I should've been co-nom if Nat told me who those two users who asked him too for considering adminship... --pandakekok9 02:55, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thank you for helping out. - FitIndia Talk 06:13, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Gbawden (talk) 06:35, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, a cliche I know, but I thought they already were one. ~~ Alex Noble/1-2/TRB 07:25, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Best wishes. --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 08:55, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose One single edit between 2010/07 and 2019/09. Most edits made after 2019/11. No babels on the userpage. But i am happy to support if the user keeps the activity for the next months. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:42, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Steinsplitter, sorry. --A.Savin 13:22, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Steinsplitter. Natuur12 (talk) 13:25, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jim makes an convincing argument. I still have some doubts about the activity level (not the level of skill) but if Jim believes that having Nat will help reduce his workload, well, let's give it a shot than. Natuur12 (talk) 00:17, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for now: User has been inactive for years. It would be better for Nat to come back here after a few months, to better determine if Nat's behaviour is suitable as an admin or not. --A1Cafel (talk) 15:40, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
    • Switch to Symbol support vote.svg Support per GMG, Jim's comment and Nat's response. --A1Cafel (talk) 04:10, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I believe that I have spent time evaluating Nat for adminship twice now. Both times I came up saying that they need a bit more time. Having said that, they are among our most active OTRS agents, and they have experience with the tools on other projects, with no signs that they have ever misused them. They are measured and well tempered. I've corresponded with them on and off wiki and I have no concerns that they would abuse the tools if given them. They are probably more active at UDR than most who has commented so far. I do think people who are making !votes based on activity may be underestimating the time involved in processing OTRS tickets, versus the level of activity recorded on-wiki. I would urge caution in that regard. GMGtalk 00:44, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Everyone in here seems quite sure, that he's the temper and knowledge (at least most of it) to be an admin. So I'll support. If the worst thing that could happen would be an image to be deleted (or not), I'll take it - if he's willing to learn the last 5 percent. And no one seems to doubt that?! --Mirer (talk) 02:59, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Please change your signature to anything less annoying. --Krd 06:56, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Particularly satisfied with how professionally they dealt with ticket:2020041710009076. I had been asked to process that ticket at my talk page (Special:Permalink/421720524#درخواست راهنمایی در خصوص آپلود تصاویر), but they beat me to it in less than 2 hours! That bought my wow :) That's also why I assigned them the filemover right in less than 5 minutes: Commons:Requests_for_rights/Approved/Filemover/2020#Nat. 4nn1l2 (talk) 08:14, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support // Eatcha (talk) 18:39, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Time spent on the project (and other numeric metrics like edit count) are ultimately just tools that we use to help us get closer to answering the important questions, which are "do we trust the editor to use the tools correctly", "do we trust the editor to interpret consensus and close discussions correctly", and "do we trust the editor to behave in a manor befitting of a community leader". If the answers to those questions are yes - as I think they are here - the numeric metrics aren't terribly important. The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 23:42, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent work at OTRS. Buidhe (talk) 00:27, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per GMG, Buidhe, et al. ミラP 02:23, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Experienced and friendly, and per GMG. But as Krd says, please change your signature. Rehman 03:23, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per The Squirrel Conspiracy. Jianhui67 TC 03:52, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good answer to my question. Taivo (talk) 07:32, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I actually suggested to Nat a couple of months ago that I would sponsor him -- but KoH beat me to it. Nat is a regular contributor to Com:UNDEL where he is always measured and careful. Steinsplitter, I don't understand your objection. Nat has 6,991 edits on Commons in the last 365 days, see https://xtools.wmflabs.org/ec/commons.wikimedia.org/Nat. That's more or less double the total edits I had when elected. I recognize that the standards may have tightened up some, but it still represents a thoroughly acceptable record. He's also done a lot of OTRS work -- I would say that he comes to UnDR daily with one or two OTRS restorations he has approved. Giving him the Admin bit will reduce the load on Ankry,De728631, Thuresson, me,. and the three or four other regulars at UnDR. I also note that he has added the Babelbox to User:Nat after Steinsplitter's request. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 15:47, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as per Jim above. Ankry (talk) 16:49, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Steinsplitter. I believe activity should be constant, and although I applaud Nat's enthusiasm, I would prefer to wait some more time before supporting (eventually). --Cuatro Remos (nütramyen) 17:41, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:44, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support De728631 (talk) 22:11, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - go on -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 01:35, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good judgment, willing to learn and lend a hand where needed. Storkk (talk) 15:22, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ahmadtalk 22:42, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Minoraxtalk (formerly 大诺史) 15:22, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Jim & GMG. T CellsTalk 17:16, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Geagea (talk) 17:26, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support helpful and trustworthy. clpo13(talk) 00:03, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Comments

  • @A1Cafel: I thank you for your comments above and greatly appreciate all the above inputs from the community regardless of how each user has decided.
I would like to address one of the above points: Out of principle, I would not and do not seek the mop myself (i.e. self-nominate). If this RfA is unsuccessful, I will not come back here after a few months as I would never self-nominate myself for an RfA. Now, if this RfA is indeed unsuccessful and if someone else decides to renominate, I will accept; and if this or a future RfA is successful, I will serve. For me, anything I do is always in service to something larger than myself, and, in this case, the Commons community. And I see the various tools as just way to better do so.
I am also quite drama adverse. I fully dislike drama. But I also recognise that situations that may result in drama are unavoidable and need to be dealt with. The way I would handle, in general, such a situation will be to find ways to de-escalate. And I find being polite, compassionate and courteous, and also trying to find ways to understand other points of view not only important, but also vital. And, when I am mistaken, I am always fully ready to admit it. That's who I am, or, at least, who I believe myself to be.
If I've gone off on a tangent here, I apologise. But I like to reiterate that I would like to thank each and every person here for their input and I greatly appreciate it regardless of their position on this RfA, and regardless of the yet-to-be-determined result of this RfA. --Ìch heiss Nat ùn ìch redd e wenig Elsässisch!Talk to me in EN, FR, PL, GSW-FR(ALS). 20:42, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
In my opinion, Nat is more ready to become an admin than I was at the time of my RfA, when I had only about 4,000 edits and been highly active for only about three months. Given the volume of OTRS tickets and undeletion requests he has already handled with a low error rate, I don't see what a few more months of experience would demonstrate. -- King of ♥ 22:37, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Indeed. We even promoted an RfA candidate in 2017 who had about 1279 edits at that time, but got support because of their OTRS membership. If we can promote someone like Mates, why not Nat? The latter has even more experience both in adminship in general (they are a long-time sysop on enwiki) and Commons! No wonder why we are losing admins faster than gaining new ones... pandakekok9 02:04, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question What is the difference between self-nomination and accepting a nomination? Or why wouldn't you do the former? 4nn1l2 (talk) 03:02, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
    • @4nn1l2: Thank you for your question! The former is when a user initiates their own RfA, and the latter is accepting to proceed with a process started by another. Nothing wrong with either scenario and I personally have no problems with other users seeking the mop to nominate themselves. Whether that individual is qualified, suited, or should be an admin is up to the Community.
    For me personally, admittedly, I'm more of a reluctant person. And I feel that it would not be right to nominate myself. As an admin is a trusted Community position, I find that it would only be appropriate a candidate for adminship be nominated by other members of the Community, having earn their trust to even be considered. But that's my own personal feeling on the subject as it applies to myself.
    As I stated, I personally have no problems with other users nominating themselves. And would not be a reason I would oppose an RfA. Ìch heiss Nat ùn ìch redd e wenig Elsässisch!Talk to me in EN, FR, PL, GSW-FR(ALS). 07:42, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
    Thanks, Nat. Now you have my support. Just for the record, I am more likely to support a candidate who nominates themselves rather than being nominated by someone else. Maybe that's because I like admins to be assertive. 4nn1l2 (talk) 08:22, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

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