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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 226 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 February 2019 [+/−]
Listing by language
Listing by date
Listing by activity

Number of Admins: 226

  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. Abuse filter (automated tool)
  10. Achim55, de, en-3, nds-3, la-2
  11. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  12. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1 (global renamer)
  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. Barcex, es, en-2, fr-1
  24. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  25. Benoit Rochon, fr, en-4
  26. Billinghurst, en
  27. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  28. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  29. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  30. Cambalachero, es, en-3
  31. Captain-tucker, en
  32. ChrisiPK, de, en-3, fr-1
  33. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  34. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  35. Common Good, en
  36. Cookie, es, en-2
  37. Courcelles, en, es-2, fr-2
  38. Czar, en
  39. DaB., de, en-1
  40. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  41. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  42. Davepape, en
  43. David Levy, en
  44. De728631, de, en-5
  45. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  46. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  47. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  48. DMacks, en
  49. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  50. Dschwen, de, en-3, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  51. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  52. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  53. Ebrahim, fa
  54. Edgar181, en, de-1, fr-1, es-1
  55. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  56. Eleassar, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  57. Elitre, it, en-3, fr-2
  58. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  59. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  60. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1 (global renamer)
  61. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  62. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  63. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  64. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  65. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  66. Gbawden, en-3, af-1
  67. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  68. Geni, en
  69. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  70. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  71. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  72. Golbez, en, ja-2
  73. Green Giant, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  74. grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  75. Guanaco, en, es-1
  76. Hedwig in Washington, de, en-4, nds-1
  77. Hekerui, de, en-4
  78. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  79. Hesperian, en
  80. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  81. Huntster, en
  82. Hystrix, de, en-1
  83. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  84. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  85. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  86. January, en
  87. Jaqen, it, en-2
  88. Jarekt, pl, en
  89. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  90. Jastrow, fr, en-3, ro-2, de-1, it-1
  91. Jcb, nl, en-3, es-3
  92. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  93. Jdforrester, en
  94. Jdx, pl
  95. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  96. JGHowes, en, fr-2, de-1
  97. Jianhui67, en, zh-3, ms-1 (global renamer)
  98. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  99. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  100. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2
  101. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  102. Juliancolton, en
  103. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  104. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  105. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  106. Kaldari, en
  107. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  108. Kelly, en
  109. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  110. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  111. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  112. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  113. KTo288, en, zh-4
  114. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  115. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  116. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  117. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  118. Lokal Profil, sv, en-4, pt-2, fr-1
  119. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  120. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2 (checkuser)
  121. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  122. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1 (global renamer)
  123. Majora, en, fr-2, it-1
  124. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  125. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  126. Martin H., de, en-2
  127. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  128. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  129. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  130. Mates, cs, en-3, sk-4, de-1
  131. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  132. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  133. MBisanz, en (steward)
  134. Mentifisto, en, mt, it-2 (steward)
  135. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  136. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  137. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  138. Missvain, en
  139. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  140. Miya, ja, en-2
  141. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  142. Morgankevinj, en, es-1, la-1
  143. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  144. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  145. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3 (global renamer)
  146. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  147. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1 (steward)
  148. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  149. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  150. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  151. Nilfanion, en, fr-1
  152. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  153. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  154. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  155. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  156. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  157. Perhelion, de, en-3
  158. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  159. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  160. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  161. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  162. Pleclown, fr, en-3
  163. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  164. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  165. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  166. Putnik, ru, en-2
  167. Pyb, fr, en-2
  168. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  169. Racconish, fr, en-4
  170. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  171. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  172. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  173. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  174. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  175. Rehman, en, si-1
  176. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  177. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  178. Rodhullandemu, en, fr-1, de-1, sv-1
  179. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  180. Ronhjones, en, fr-1
  181. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  182. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  183. RP88, en, de-1
  184. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  185. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  186. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  187. Sealle, ru, en-4, pl-2, sk-2, uk-2
  188. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  189. Sphilbrick, en
  190. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  191. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  192. Srittau, de, en-3
  193. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1 (global renamer)
  194. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  195. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  196. Strakhov, es, en-2
  197. Tabercil, en
  198. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  199. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  200. Techman224, en
  201. Teles, pt, en-3, es-2 (steward)
  202. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  203. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  204. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  205. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  206. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  207. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  208. Wdwd, de, en-2
  209. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  210. Whym, ja, en-2
  211. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, as-2, bpy-1
  212. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  213. Wuzur, de, en-3
  214. wvk, de, en-4, fa-3, fr-2
  215. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  216. Yarl, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  217. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  218. Y.haruo, ja, en-1
  219. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  220. Yuval Y, he, en-3
  221. Zhuyifei1999‎, zh, en-4
  222. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  223. CommonsDelinker, (bot)
  224. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  225. GifTagger, (bot) see request
  226. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 226 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. 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.

  • 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.
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.

MB-one

Vote

MB-one (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · SULinfo)

Scheduled to end: 09:12, (UTC)

This request for adminship aims to help out with maintenance tasks, which I often come across, but cannot solve on my own. Many of them appear while categorizing media files here. Over the years, I did more than 350,000 edits on Commons, and uploaded close to 10,000 of my own images. My work area is mostly within various modes of transportation. One of my goals is to bring Commons and Wikidata closer together; especially the coordination between Wikidata object structure and categories on Commons to streamline the introduction of Commons:Structured data to Commons.

Thank you MB-one (talk) 09:12, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Votes

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support bit light on contributions Face-smile.svg otherwise a no brainer. Thanks for helping. --Herby talk thyme 09:27, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. I met the candidate in RL about a year or so ago - a very friendly and welcoming personality. A quality which Commons desperately needs. Good luck! Rehman 12:59, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. per Rehman. I noticed a strong desire to support various wikimedia projects. With that mindset he will be a great asset. Agathoclea (talk) 14:24, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- FitIndia 14:29, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 10:30, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I was in the past a little reluctant to support candidates who were not very active in deletion requests relative topics; However I changed a little opinion on the subject, and I think that the experimented, involved and good-headed users can learn to properly use the tools, and that we have all to win by encourage and let persons to take the responsabilities for which they are volunters. I crossed this user several times, I have a good impression. Good luck! Christian Ferrer (talk) 10:33, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, no concerns. Sealle (talk) 11:16, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --— D Y O L F 77[Talk] 14:30, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Jcb (talk) 21:15, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ok -- Ra'ike T C 21:46, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ronhjones  (Talk) 05:04, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jianhui67 TC 16:38, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Comments

Paris Motor Show 2018, Paris (1Y7A1597).jpg
Plaque Bahnhof, Bischofsheim (20181223 153527).jpg
OutDoor 2018, Friedrichshafen (1X7A0368-HDR).jpg
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Who are rights holder(s) for these images? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:08, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Thank you for your questions. I am not a lawyer but I will try to answer them to the best of my knowledge. I am the rights holder for these images. However some of the objects depicted are protected under copyright or related rights:
  • The plaque, that is under copyright of KulturRegion FrankfurtRheinMain gGmbH. The depiction is permitted under §59 UrhG.
  • The shoe design is protected by Amer Sports, the depiction is permitted under the useful article rule.
  • The logos are probably trademarked by their respective owners (Shell, Mahle, Kaspersky etc.), while most of them don't qualify for copyright. Their depiction is also permitted as Deminimis.
Does that answer your question?
--MB-one (talk) 14:07, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
The car exposition photo shows not only logos, but some small car-shaped objects. Are they “useful articles” as well? As for the plaque, are you sure that the picture on its lower part is in public domain? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:34, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
The "sculptures", if they clear the threshhold of originality, are also de minimis. The photograph is probably not in the public domain but it's depiction is still permitted due to freedom of panorama. --MB-one (talk) 10:12, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question What maintanence work do you intend on doing with the toolset? What do you intend to do with files you find when doing categorization work that you think shouldn’t be here? -- 1989 (talk) 12:56, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • @1989: One example: during categorization work I often create new categories. Sometimes I do make spelling errors or discover, that an equivalent category already exists. In other cases, I accidentally upload duplicates of own images. Currently, I have to rely on administrators to help me clean up. Having admin status, would help decrease the workload for other admins. Other than that, I would be helping with clear copyvios, etc. As for debatable cases, I wouldn't act differently from what I'm doing now: marking as possible copyvio. I think my experience of more than a decade will help here. --MB-one (talk) 10:27, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  • As far as I know the image is acceptable for Commons as it is. If you think otherwise, please let me know. --MB-one (talk) 14:07, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
I think it have an engine, I commented in Jim talk page. Christian Ferrer (talk) 10:35, 16 February 2019 (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.

Archives

You can find requests for adminship archives at Commons:Administrators/Archive.

See also