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Administrators as of November 2017 [+/−]
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Number of Admins: 235

  1. -revi, ko, en-3 (global renamer)
  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. 99of9, en (bureaucrat)
  6. A.Savin, ru, de-4, en-2
  7. Achim55, de, en-3, nds-3, la-2
  8. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  9. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1 (global renamer)
  10. Aka, de, en-3
  11. Alan, es, eu-3, en-2
  12. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  13. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  14. Angr, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  15. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  16. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  17. Anthere, fr, en-3
  18. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  19. AzaToth, sv, en-4
  20. Badseed, el, en-3, it-1
  21. Barcex, es, en-2, fr-1
  22. Bastique, en, fr-3, es-2, la-2, ga-1
  23. Basvb, nl, en-3, de-2
  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. Cambalachero, es, en-3
  30. Captain-tucker, en
  31. ChrisiPK, de, en-3, fr-1
  32. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-3, es-2
  33. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  34. Common Good, en
  35. Cookie, es, en-2
  36. Courcelles, en, es-2, fr-2
  37. Czar, en
  38. DaB., de, en-1
  39. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  40. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  41. Davepape, en
  42. David Levy, en
  43. De728631, de, en-5
  44. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  45. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  46. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  47. DMacks, en
  48. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  49. Dschwen, de, en-3, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  50. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  51. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  52. Ebrahim, fa
  53. Edgar181, en, de-1, fr-1, es-1
  54. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  55. Eleassar, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  56. Elitre, it, en-3, fr-2
  57. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  58. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  59. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1 (global renamer)
  60. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  61. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  62. Fanghong, zh, en-2, fr-1
  63. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  64. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  65. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  66. Geni, en
  67. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  68. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  69. Gnangarra, en
  70. Golbez, en, ja-2
  71. Green Giant, en, de-1, fr-1
  72. grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  73. Gruznov, ru, en-1, fr-1
  74. Guanaco, en, es-1
  75. Hedwig in Washington, de, en-4, nds-1
  76. Hekerui, de, en-4
  77. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  78. Hesperian, en
  79. HJ Mitchell, 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. John Vandenberg, en
  101. Jon Kolbert, en, fr
  102. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  103. Juliancolton, en
  104. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  105. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  106. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-1, ko-1
  107. Kaldari, en
  108. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  109. Kelly, en
  110. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  111. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  112. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  113. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  114. KTo288, en, zh-4
  115. Kwj2772, ko, en-2
  116. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  117. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  118. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  119. Lokal Profil, sv, en-4, pt-2, fr-1
  120. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  121. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2 (checkuser)
  122. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1 (global renamer)
  123. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  124. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  125. Martin H., de, en-2
  126. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  127. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  128. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  129. Mates, cs, en-3, sk-4, de-1
  130. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  131. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  132. MBisanz, en (steward)
  133. McZusatz, de, en-3, es-1, la-1 swg-1
  134. Mentifisto, en, mt, it-2 (steward)
  135. MichaelMaggs, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  136. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  137. Missvain, en
  138. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  139. Miya, ja, en-2
  140. Mmxx, fa, en-3
  141. Moheen Reeyad, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  142. Mono, en
  143. Morgankevinj, en, es-1, la-1
  144. Mormegil, cs, en-2, de-1
  145. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  146. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  147. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3 (global renamer)
  148. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  149. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1
  150. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  151. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  152. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  153. Nilfanion, en, fr-1
  154. NordNordWest, de, en-3
  155. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  156. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  157. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  158. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  159. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  160. Perhelion, de, en-3
  161. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  162. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  163. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  164. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  165. Pleclown, fr, en-3
  166. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  167. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  168. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  169. PumpkinSky, en, de-2
  170. Putnik, ru, en-2
  171. Pyb, fr, en-2
  172. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  173. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  174. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  175. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  176. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  177. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  178. Rehman, en, si-1
  179. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  180. Revent, en (oversighter)
  181. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  182. Rodhullandemu, en, fr-1, de-1, sv-1
  183. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  184. Ronhjones, en, fr-1
  185. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  186. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  187. RP88, en, de-1
  188. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-3 (global renamer)
  189. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  190. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  191. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  192. Sealle, ru, en-4, pl-2, sk-2, uk-2
  193. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  194. Sphilbrick, en
  195. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  196. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  197. Srittau, de, en-3
  198. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1 (global renamer)
  199. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  200. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  201. Tabercil, en
  202. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  203. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  204. Techman224, en
  205. Teles, pt, en-3, es-2 (steward)
  206. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  207. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  208. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  209. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  210. tsca, pl, en, da
  211. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  212. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  213. Waldir, pt, en-3
  214. Wdwd, de, en-2
  215. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  216. Whym, ja, en-2
  217. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, as-2, bpy-1
  218. WJBscribe, en, fr-3, de-1 (global renamer)
  219. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  220. Wuzur, de, en-3
  221. wvk, de, en-4, fa-3, fr-2
  222. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  223. Yarl, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  224. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  225. Y.haruo, ja, en-1
  226. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  227. Yuval Y, he, en-3
  228. Zhuyifei1999‎, zh, en-4
  229. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  230. とある白い猫, en, tr, az-3, ja-2, fr-1, nl-1
  231. CommonsDelinker, (bot)
  232. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  233. Embedded Data Bot, (bot) see request
  234. GifTagger, (bot) see request
  235. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 235 administrators. If that is not the last number in the list above, there is an error in the list.

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 Commons:Administrators' noticeboard.

There are currently 235 administrators on Commons.

What is an administrator?[edit]

Technical[edit]

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

These are collectively known as the admin tools.

Community role[edit]

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 do I become an administrator?[edit]

First, consider whether becoming an administrator is the best way for you to contribute to the project. Experience shows that outstanding contributors of content often reduce their contributions because of the maintenance overhead after they become admins, and this is what we want least. So please contribute your best skills and understand that there are many ways of getting community credit besides being an admin. Admin status on Commons is not an honour for outstanding content contributors, but just provides an additional set of tools for people who show that they want to clean up.

Consider whether you actually need the admin tools for the work you would like to do. The community does not hand out the tools to those who do not need or who are not likely to make use of them. So, if you need the tools only for a limited period, or in order to clean up your own contributions, please simply ask an existing admin to help you out.

Admins are expected to remain reasonably active here, and if after appointment you cease to use the tools for an extended period you will automatically lose them under our de-admin policy. You should expect as a admin to make yourself available on Commons to a reasonable extent (a userpage that asks people to leave messages for you on some other project is not considered acceptable practice for an admin).

We do not have any hard and fast rules setting out the minimum period you should have been active on Commons in order to apply for adminship, nor any minimum number of edits. However, the requirement that you be a experienced and trusted member of the Commons community typically means that prior to applying you should have had sufficient breadth and depth of experience here to be able to demonstrate that. If you are an admin or an experienced user on another project, by all means mention that, but bear in mind that off-Commons experience is on its own not normally enough.

Although not mandatory, it is often a good idea to talk to existing admins to get feedback about your experience and approach. You may be able to get another admin to nominate you, although self-nominations are also allowed.

When you request adminship, the community will consider your ability to fill the admin role. Individual Commons contributors may have varying expectations of candidates, and you may wish to review some archived RFAs to get a sense of what people are looking for. As a practical matter, users often want to see a reasonable level of involvement in admin-type activities such as deletion requests, accurately tagging images as copyright violations, new user patrolling, and so on. Users often want to be satisfied that you are an integral member of the Commons community and will look at the way you interact with others, on user talk pages and elsewhere.

The request for adminship[edit]

When you are ready, make sure you have a userpage, enable email in your preferences, then apply, or ask your nominator to apply, using the box below:

Use the box below, replacing username with your username:



Next steps[edit]

  • 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.

The public discussion and vote[edit]

Adminship nominations usually remain open for seven days, for votes and comments. The period starts when you posted your nomination (if a self-nom) or when you posted your acceptance (if somebody else nominated you). At the end of that period the nomination will be closed by a bureaucrat who will either grant or decline promotion. The nomination may be left open for more than seven days, or a longer period specified, should a bureaucrat consider that desirable.

As a guideline, promotion normally requires at least 75% in favour, with a minimum of 4 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. Among other things, the closing bureaucrat may take into account the strength of any arguments presented and the experience and knowledge of the commenting users. For example, the comments and votes of users who have zero or few contributions on Commons may at the bureaucrat ‘s discretion be discounted.

If the nomination is successful, the closing bureaucrat will grant the applicant admin rights.

Suggestions for administrators[edit]

Please read Commons:Guide to adminship.

  • Previous requests are listed in the /Archive.

How to make a request[edit]

Adminship[edit]

Use the box below, replacing username with your username:



See: Commons:List of administrators

Bureaucratship[edit]

Use the box below, replacing username with your username:



See: Commons:List of bureaucrats

Checkuser[edit]

Use the box below, replacing username with your username:



See: Commons:List of checkusers

Oversight[edit]

Use the box below, replacing username with your username:



See: Commons:List of oversighters


Requests for permission to run a bot[edit]

Use the box below, replacing botname with your bot's username:



See Commons:Bots/Requests for the whole process.

Next steps[edit]

  • After creating the subpage, you must transclude it on Requests and votes, at the top of the section.
  • If someone else nominated you, rather than you nominating yourself, please "accept" the nomination by stating "I accept" or something similar, and signing below the nomination itself. This puts you on record as accepting, and the timestamp of the acceptance is how we determine when the request started (so we don't close early by mistake). The subpage will still need to be transcluded by you or your nominator.

Candidates[edit]

Please note 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 argument, with supporting evidence if needed, than to a simple vote.

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This is the requests and votes page, a centralized place where you can keep track of ongoing user requests, and where you can comment and leave your vote. Any user is welcome to comment on these requests, and any logged in user is welcome to vote.

When requesting rights that do not need the support of the community (e.g. filemover) please go to Commons:Requests for rights!

How and where to apply for additional user rights on Commons[edit]

All applications made on the above pages are automatically transcluded onto this page.

How to comment and vote[edit]

Any logged-in user is welcome to vote and to comment on the requests below. Votes from unregistered users are not counted, but comments may still be made. If the nomination is successful, a bureaucrat will grant the relevant rights. However, the closing bureaucrat has discretion in judging community consensus, and the decision will not necessarily be based on the raw numbers. Among other things, the closing bureaucrat may take into account the strength of any arguments presented and the experience and knowledge of the commenting users. For example, the comments and votes of users who have zero or few contributions on Commons may at the bureaucrat's discretion be discounted.

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 argument, with supporting evidence if needed, than to a simple vote.

Purge the cache. Use the edit link below to edit the transcluded page.

Requests for Oversight rights[edit]

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.

Requests for CheckUser rights[edit]

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 bureaucratship[edit]

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 adminship[edit]

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.

No current requests.


Requests for license reviewer rights[edit]

No current requests.


Requests for permission to run a bot[edit]

Before making a bot request, please read the new version of the Commons:Bots page. Read Commons:Bots#Information on bots and make sure you have added the required details to the bot's page. A good example can be found here.

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

Any user may comment on the merits of the request to run a bot. Please give reasons, as that makes it easier for the closing bureaucrat. Read Commons:Bots before commenting.


Requests for comment[edit]

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