Commons talk:List of administrators

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✓ Done, also added to Commons:List of administrators by adminship status in other Wikimedia projects. --The Evil IP address (talk) 12:28, 26 April 2010 (UTC)


I noted that there appeared to be more administrators listed than the number at the top of the list. Knowing that such inconsistencies only get worse with time, I pulled all three lists (Alphabetic, Date, and Language) into a spreadsheet and compared them. I found 30 discrepancies, ignoring bots and other specials. These do not completely explain the difference, as I found 270 Users who were either listed on all three lists or were verifiable as Admins versus 268 from {{NUMBEROFADMINS}}. As far as I know, the only way to find the two extras would be to go through the list one by one.

(1) The following are on the date list, but are not active admins:

(2) The following user is listed on Commons:List_of_former_administrators as "Resigned 17 June 2009", but he or she is listed on the alpha list, although not the date list. The user shows up on the Special Page:User list as an Admin.

(3) The following Admins are not on the date list:

(4) The following Admins are not on the alpha list:

(5) The following Admins do not appear on the language list:

I made no attempt to see whether a user appears on the language list for all native languages.

(6) For whatever it is worth, the following appear on the Special Page:User list with only a name -- no date:

Unless there is objection, I propose the following:

  • (1) I will remove them all. Should we remove the obsolete user boxes from the three User Pages?
  • (2) guidance please -- is User:Dark Falls an admin or not? If not, do I understand correctly that a Bureaucrat is needed to remove the Admin bit?
  • (3) I will leave this to the individuals, as some are restorations, and determining the dates and their place on the list is not easy.
  • (4) I will add them.
  • (5) I will add them under their native language(s).

     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 14:38, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the effort. (1) I guess the boxes should go as well, as they are misleading in their current form (2) Maybe ask him if he still wants to resign, if he doesn't answer ask Juliancolton to remove the bit. --DieBuche (talk) 15:18, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Here's a diff between the Commons:List_of_administrators and the Special page list to explain the 268 vs. 270:

+Anonymous Dissident
+SB Johnny
-Shell Kinney
OK, I'll bite -- how did you do that? And thanks,      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 15:44, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Get the two lists & put them in two textfiles; clean up the formatting (find/replace * [[ ]] etc.); then save the files & do a diff. You could do the same by putting the first list on some subpage here, save it, then replace it with the 2. list. Afterwords compare them in the history--DieBuche (talk) 15:57, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I wasn't clear -- how did you get the list of admins from the special pages? The rest is more or less what I did in the spreadsheet with the other lists.
And, by the way, it doesn't answer the question. I now have 257 admins on my overall list.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 16:03, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Found it. And, when we have made the changes, it will now reconcile to 268, I think.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 16:44, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Using Die Buche's diff list, I add the following:

Admins not on any of the three lists:

Users on two or three lists that are not admins:

I'll handle these as suggested above.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 16:06, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

I removed userboxes from two pages as above; I didn't find a userbox on the User:Mdd4696 userpage. Walter Siegmund (talk) 16:17, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Right. I corrected it above.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 16:44, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
I removed a group from Commons:List of administrators. Tiptoety talk 19:19, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Great work. One thing to watch out for would be renames... I see at least one person on one of the lists I'm pretty sure got renamed. Not sure how to handle this in the best way, since it is possible that some renames were for privacy reasons and the like. ++Lar: t/c 00:33, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm missing something -- I don't see an issue. The three lists (alpha, date, language) are the current administrators by their current names as shown by the system generated list, so any renames are incorporated in them. I'm not sure how an admin could do a rename for privacy purposes and remain an admin -- others would wonder how the new name became an admin, wouldn't they?      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 12:12, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Rem 1 admin[edit]

Please remove Shell Kinney she resigned today. Huib talk Abigor @ meta 13:42, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


{{editprotected}} Please remove the addition of "steward" by Mardetanha as he's not one anymore since 12 July (see here). Trijnstel (talk) 14:10, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done --Herby talk thyme 14:38, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

He is a steward again.[1] --Z 22:05, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done  ■ MMXX  talk 22:48, 3 December 2011 (UTC)


{{editprotect}} Please add fa-3 and fr-2 to the language abilities of User:Wvk. Thanks. AMERICOPHILE 13:17, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done. Trijnstel (talk) 16:51, 29 December 2011 (UTC)


Please add that he is Checkuser, too. Thanks. NNW (talk) 10:19, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done. Strange it wasn't mentioned on the list. Thanks. Trijnsteltalk 11:20, 5 June 2012 (UTC)


Jusjih is no longer a steward.--GZWDer (talk) 10:56, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done. Thanks for the hint. NNW 11:08, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

editprotect 2[edit]

  1. CommonsDelinkerHelper should be moved to bottom, like two other adminbots.
  2. Steinsplitter, tir is ISO code of unrelated en:Tigrinya language, should be "bar".

--GZWDer (talk) 10:15, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done NNW 11:28, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

{{Edit protected}} Remove Category:Commons maintenance. It is in Category:Commons administrators which is a subcat of it. Alan Liefting (talk) 04:32, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

editprotect 3[edit]

{{editprotected}} Daphne Lantier is no longer a sysop.--GZWDer (talk) 12:12, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Proceedings haven't concluded. When they have, the list will be updated. Storkk (talk) 10:02, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Please help remove Tsca, Bastique and Rubin16 in the name list. --B dash (talk) 15:17, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done Yann (talk) 16:42, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

editprotect 4[edit]

{{editprotected}} Please note that @NahidSultan is also a steward.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 19:44, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done Awesome! Thank you! ~riley (talk) 20:04, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
@~riley: You're welcome!   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:21, 3 March 2018 (UTC)