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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 237 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 2017 [+/−]
Listing by language
Listing by date
Listing by activity

Number of Admins: 237

  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. Alison, en, ga-3, fr-2, gd-1
  13. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  14. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  15. Angr, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  16. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  17. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  18. Anthere, fr, en-3
  19. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  20. AzaToth, sv, en-4
  21. Badseed, el, en-3, it-1
  22. Barcex, es, en-2, fr-1
  23. Bastique, en, fr-3, es-2, la-2, ga-1
  24. Basvb, nl, en-3, de-2
  25. Benoit Rochon fr, en-4
  26. Beria, pt, en-2, es-2
  27. Billinghurst, en
  28. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  29. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  30. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  31. Cambalachero, es, en-3
  32. Captain-tucker, en
  33. ChrisiPK, de, en-3, fr-1
  34. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-3, es-1
  35. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  36. Common Good, en
  37. Cookie, es, en-2
  38. Courcelles, en, es-2, fr-2
  39. Czar, en
  40. DaB., de, en-1
  41. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  42. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  43. Davepape, en
  44. David Levy, en
  45. De728631, de, en-5
  46. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  47. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  48. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  49. DMacks, en
  50. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  51. Dschwen, de, en-3, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  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. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  63. Fanghong, zh, en-2, fr-1
  64. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  65. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  66. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  67. Geni, en
  68. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  69. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  70. Gnangarra, en
  71. Golbez, en, ja-2
  72. Green Giant, en, de-1, fr-1
  73. grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  74. Gruznov, ru, en-1, fr-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. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  101. Juliancolton, en
  102. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  103. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  104. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-1, ko-1
  105. Kaldari, en
  106. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  107. Kelly, en
  108. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  109. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  110. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  111. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  112. KTo288, en, zh-4
  113. Kwj2772, ko, en-2
  114. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  115. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  116. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  117. Lokal Profil, sv, en-4, pt-2, fr-1
  118. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  119. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2 (checkuser)
  120. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1 (global renamer)
  121. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  122. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  123. Martin H., de, en-2
  124. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  125. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  126. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  127. Mates, cs, en-3, sk-4, de-1
  128. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  129. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  130. MBisanz, en (steward)
  131. McZusatz, de, en-3, es-1, la-1 swg-1
  132. Mentifisto, en, mt, it-2 (steward)
  133. MichaelMaggs, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  134. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  135. Missvain, en
  136. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  137. Mmxx, fa, en-3
  138. Moheen Reeyad, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  139. Mono, en
  140. Morgankevinj, en, es-1, la-1
  141. Mormegil, cs, en-2, de-1
  142. M0tty, fr, en-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
  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. NordNordWest, de, en-3
  153. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  154. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  155. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  156. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  157. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  158. Perhelion, de, en-3
  159. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  160. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  161. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  162. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  163. Pleclown, fr, en-3
  164. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  165. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  166. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  167. PumpkinSky, en, de-2
  168. Putnik, ru, en-2
  169. Pyb, fr, en-2
  170. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-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. Revent, en (oversighter)
  178. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  179. Rodhullandemu, en, fr-1, de-1, sv-1
  180. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  181. Ronhjones, en, fr-1
  182. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  183. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  184. RP88, en, de-1
  185. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-3 (global renamer)
  186. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  187. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  188. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  189. Sandstein, als, de, en-4, fr-3, it-1
  190. Sealle, ru, en-4, pl-2, sk-2, uk-2
  191. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  192. Siebrand, nl, en-3, fr-1, de-1
  193. Sphilbrick, en
  194. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  195. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  196. Srittau, de, en-3
  197. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1 (global renamer)
  198. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  199. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  200. Tabercil, en
  201. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  202. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  203. Techman224, en
  204. Teles, pt, en-3, es-2 (steward)
  205. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  206. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  207. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  208. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  209. tsca, pl, en, da
  210. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  211. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  212. Wdwd, de, en-2
  213. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  214. Whym, ja, en-2
  215. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, as-2, bpy-1
  216. WJBscribe, en, fr-3, de-1 (global renamer)
  217. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  218. Wuzur, de, en-3
  219. wvk, de, en-4, fa-3, fr-2
  220. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  221. Yarl, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  222. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  223. Y.haruo, ja, en-1
  224. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  225. Yuval Y, he, en-3
  226. Zhuyifei1999‎, zh, en-4
  227. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  228. とある白い猫, en, tr, az-3, ja-2, fr-1, nl-1
  229. CommonsDelinker, (bot)
  230. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  231. Embedded Data Bot, (bot) see request
  232. GifTagger, (bot) see request
  233. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 237 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.

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.

Guanaco

Vote

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

Scheduled to end: 23:19, (UTC)

I'm happy to nominate Guanaco as our next admin. He is experienced and has been actively participating in various DR, AN, FPC, staying mellow and often showing a deep understanding of our policies and best practices. In addition, being an admin will make his OTRS work much easier. A significant amount of files is already deleted before an OTRS-agent processes them. If Guanaco would have the admin toolsset this would speed up his OTRS-work and save admins valuable time because he will be able to do his own deletions andbe able to view deleted files. I believe he will be a good and active admin, and I hope the community agrees. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 18:59, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Candidate's acceptance: Thank you Zhuyifei1999. I accept, and I hope to live up to your high expectations. If my candidacy is successful, I intend to be cautious with my use of the tools. The more experience I gain in dealing with international copyright and other complex issues, the more I find I don't know. I intend to take the time and continue learning and developing my ideas, while helping to keep the backlogs short. If there are any questions, I'll do my best to answer them. Guanaco (talk) 23:19, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Votes

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support doh. Natuur12 (talk) 23:25, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I've been waiting to support this candidate for quite some time, and I'm glad to be able to do so. Nick (talk) 23:31, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Geagea (talk) 23:39, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Jcb (talk) 23:56, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --— D Y O L F 77[Talk] 00:04, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'm late --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 00:50, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- King of ♠ 01:34, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose – not now, especially if the candidate has contributed in under 6 months, and makes mistakes like this (falsely accepting an image in a license review). I would also like to mention that they had a Arbcom case against them in 2004 and 2006 on enwiki for admin abuse and was desysopped as a result twice. -- 1989 01:44, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - sleeper, active in 2004, somewhat in 2005 and 06, disappeared, appeared 10 years later..active all of a sudden and then requests adminship less than 1 year after becoming active again, nope commons have had too many shitty admins over the years with a <Redacted> history, not sure if i can support another one.--Stemoc 01:54, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --jdx Re: 02:05, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above, no confidence --A.Savin 02:15, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Strong Oppose - Sorry but the candidate has only 3 months experience .... sure people pick things up quickly I get that but you don't pick up policies, guidelines ... essentially the way things are done ... in 3 months, The candidate has no interest in DRs either so I don't really see why they need the tools, needless to say I'm disappointed with this community and after the INC debacle I would've expected the community to be a lot more stricter on RFAs ... not more lenient. –Davey2010Talk 02:44, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Struck as per Taivo - FWIW I do want to state I have nothing against Guanaco I don't believe we've ever interacted - I just want candidates who have been here for more than a year (and FWIW I have the same "standards" at EN so just want to reiterate it's nothing personal). –Davey2010Talk 11:37, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
It's worth remembering that Commons has an effective and functional de-RfA system, INeverCry (as Daphne Lantier) had their administrator permission removed by unanimous community consent, whilst concurrently, H-stt was removed by majority community consensus. It's also now impossible to resign and return as an administrator following changes to the RfA process, which will prevent a repeat of the regular resignations and returns that characterised INeverCry's two periods as an administrator. I don't think we need to go over the top with our requirements when we're not stuck with problematic administrators in the way other projects are (such as en.wp). Nick (talk) 11:43, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Comments

  • @Guanaco:, I vaguely remember that you have previously desysopped for cause in the English Wikipedia. If this is the case, could you please briefly outline what the problem was and (if it applies) what have you learned from this to avoid problems here in the future? Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:32, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Ymblanter: In 2004, there was an aggressive edit warrior on "revert parole", whereby he was restricted to three reverts in 24 hours. I misread a page history, and I blocked him incorrectly. He then spammed admin talk pages and noticeboards with such things as "DESYSOP GUANACO" using a sockpuppet IP, rather than requesting unblock through accepted channels. I reverted this without reading the text in detail. Once it had stopped, I read the postings and realized my error, so I unblocked him. He took me to ArbCom with the allegation that I had been trying to cover up my actions. ArbCom didn't accept this theory, but in light of other controversies, the decision was that I had to pass a new RFA. I didn't, the first time. Then in 2006, there was a controversial movement to remove all userbox templates which stated personal opinions. There was no consensus to delete these templates, but a certain admin did so out of process, substing them and deleting them as "orphaned". I used rollback and undelete to revert this, and I let my anger get the better of me; I blocked him for a short time. I was desysopped, and I ultimately decided to leave the project.
    I was age 14-16 during these events, and I've become much more mellow and effective at communicating as an adult. I would say specifically I've learned that if I'm angered by an on-wiki event, it's best to take a step back and let someone else handle it. There are other users who can help. Even in the worst cases of vandalism or admin abuse, it's better to handle things calmly with no appearance of personal involvement. I've also learned that it's critical for a wiki project to avoid adversarial proceedings whenever possible. I remember feeling cornered and overwhelmed, which helps explain but doesn't justify my actions at the time. In light of this experience, I've tried to maintain an civil environment on Commons, even for those who are clearly in the wrong. Guanaco (talk) 20:37, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks for the answer, very clear.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:40, 22 September 2017 (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