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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 191 administrators on Commons.

What is an administrator?

Administrators as of September 2022
Listing by: LanguageDateActivity [+/−]

Number of Admins: 191

  1. -revi, ko, en-3 (steward)
  2. 1234qwer1234qwer4, ru, de-4, en-3
  3. 1Veertje, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1
  4. 32X, de, en-2, hsb-1, ru-1
  5. 4nn1l2, fa, en-3, ar-1, tr-1
  6. 99of9, en (bureaucrat)
  7. A.Savin, ru, de-4, en-2
  8. Achim55, de, en-3, nds-3, la-2
  9. AFBorchert, de, en-3
  10. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1
  11. Aka, de, en-3
  12. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  13. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  14. Andre Carrotflower, en, es-3, fr-3, de-2
  15. Андрей Романенко, ru, en-3, uk-3, be-2, fr-2, lv-2
  16. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  17. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  18. Anthere, fr, en-3
  19. AntiCompositeNumber, en, fr-2 (steward)
  20. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  21. Benoît Prieur, fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  22. Billinghurst, en
  23. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  24. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  25. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  26. Captain-tucker, en
  27. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  28. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  29. Common Good, en
  30. Cookie, es, en-2
  31. CptViraj, gu, hi-4, en-3
  32. Cromium, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  33. Czar, en
  34. DaB., de, en-1
  35. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  36. Davepape, en
  37. De728631, de, en-5
  38. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  39. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  40. DMacks, en
  41. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  42. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  43. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  44. Ebrahim, fa, en-3
  45. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  46. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  47. Ellywa, nl, en-2, de-1, fr-1
  48. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  49. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1
  50. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  51. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  52. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  53. Fitindia, en-3, hi-2, mr-2 (checkuser)
  54. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  55. Gbawden, en-3, af-1
  56. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  57. Geni, en
  58. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  59. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  60. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  61. GPSLeo, de, en-2
  62. GreenMeansGo, en
  63. Grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  64. Hekerui, de, en-4
  65. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  66. Hesperian, en
  67. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  68. Huntster, en
  69. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  70. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  71. IronGargoyle, en, de-1
  72. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  73. Jaqen, it, en-2
  74. Jarekt, pl, en
  75. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  76. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  77. Jdforrester, en
  78. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  79. Jianhui67, en, zh-4, ja-2, ms-1
  80. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  81. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  82. JoKalliauer, de, en-3
  83. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2 (steward)
  84. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  85. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  86. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  87. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  88. Kaldari, en
  89. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  90. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  91. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  92. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  93. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  94. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  95. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  96. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  97. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  98. Lofty abyss, en, mt, it-2
  99. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  100. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2
  101. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  102. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1
  103. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  104. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1
  105. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  106. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  107. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  108. MB-one, de, en-3, fr-1, pt-1
  109. MBisanz, en
  110. Mdaniels5757, en, es-1
  111. MGA73, da, en-3, de-2, no-1, sv-1
  112. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  113. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  114. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  115. Minorax, en, zh
  116. Missvain, en
  117. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  118. Miya, ja, en-2
  119. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  120. Morgankevinj, en
  121. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  122. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  123. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3
  124. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  125. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1
  126. Nat, en, fr, gsw-1, pl-1
  127. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  128. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  129. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  130. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  131. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  132. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  133. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  134. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  135. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  136. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  137. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  138. Pyb, fr, en-2
  139. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  140. Racconish, fr, en-4
  141. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  142. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  143. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  144. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  145. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  146. Regasterios, hu, en-1
  147. Rehman, en, si-1
  148. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  149. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  150. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  151. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  152. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  153. RP88, en, de-1
  154. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-4
  155. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  156. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  157. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  158. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  159. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  160. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  161. Srittau, de, en-3
  162. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1
  163. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  164. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  165. Strakhov, es, en-2
  166. TadejM, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  167. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  168. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  169. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  170. The Squirrel Conspiracy, en
  171. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  172. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  173. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  174. Tulsi Bhagat, ne, mai, en-3, hi-2, bh-2, hif-2
  175. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  176. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  177. Wdwd, de, en-2
  178. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  179. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, de-2, as-2, bpy-1
  180. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  181. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  182. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  183. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  184. Yuval CT, he, en-3
  185. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  186. علاء, ar, en-4, he-1, es-1 (steward)
  187. Abuse filter, (automated account)
  188. CommonsDelinker, (bot) see request
  189. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  190. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

If 191 is not the last number on this list, there may be an error or there are some users assigned temporarily.

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 user groups
  • 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. In an de-admin request, normal standards for determining consensus in an RfA do not apply. Instead, "majority consensus" should be used, whereby any consensus to demote of higher than 50% is sufficient to remove the admin.

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 you give reasons for both Support and Oppose votes 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. Bureaucrats may, at their discretion, extend the period of an RfA if they feel that it will be helpful in better determining community consensus.

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.

No current requests.

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.

Minorax

Vote

Links for Minorax: Minorax (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · CentralAuth)

Hello all. Recently, an oversighter was removed for inactivity and now we're down to 3. As the current team is primarily based in Europe and I'm based in Asia, I figured that I might want to hop on to help to cover the remaining silent hours. About me: I've been an admin since Sep 2020 and an active global sysop that actively manages x-wiki abuse. I'm also active on IRC so I will be able to respond to pings (if any). Having this right would allow me to remove derogatory posts/content that aligns with the global policy as quickly as possible. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 12:15, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Votes

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support trusted, admin work seems fine --Ameisenigel (talk) 14:42, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:41, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Rather disappointing to learn we only have 3 oversighters here, I see, Anyway trusted admn, No red flags, Easy support. –Davey2010Talk 19:37, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I could easily support this request, but it's just too many flags (~50 on all projects, including being sysop at 8 projects). I agree that Commons could have another oversighter. However, this oversighter need to unequivocally commit to stay active here... in this context, I am Symbol neutral vote.svg neutral. Érico (talk) 21:33, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Érico, Indeed, Judging by their contribs elsewhere[1] they're virtually active on every wiki here which sort of raises questions as you cannot be everywhere at once nor should you be expected to be and IMHO there's not really any need to be at so many different wikis, But that being said they make between 1-8k edits here a month[2] so they're certainly active here.
    I do question though how can they do an efficient job here if they're say at SK.Wiki or Wikibooks dealing with oversight issues there .... Again you can't be everywhere at once. Certainly raises some questions. –Davey2010Talk 23:51, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Érico and Davey2010: I'd like to address the issues raised. As it's still a COVID-19 pandemic period, I basically have the luxury of working from home and have access to my computer as and when I want to. Furthermore, I'm basically working freelance so this further enables me to react quickly (or relatively quickly). Next, about the rights issues, most of the rights I have are passive and I have no additional editing rights other than being able to edit some protected pages. And similar to this request, sysop rights on some wikis, such as en.wb, wikidata are for me to react quickly to spammers/trollers. Lastly, and this applies on wikis where I have advanced rights, I am certainly willing to request removal of said rights if I don't see myself having the time to serve the local community. Hope this answers the issues raised. Thanks. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 10:43, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hey @Minorax, Many thanks for explaining that, I had wrote a long essay on why I don't agree with having advanced permissions everywhere etc but that's another discussion for another venue. I should also state for the record you're not an oversighter at SK Wiki or Wikibooks not sure why I thought you were so apologies for that, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 23:26, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 4nn1l2 (talk) 10:40, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 11:06, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support trusted, responds to deletion requests, and very good at judging which files are in scope and not in scope, whose way I followed for many Judgefloro (talk · contribs) files, refer to this deletion request for proof. The nomination by Minorax when they were still under their former username. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 12:53, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Syunsyunminmin (talk) 14:27, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Ratekreel (talk) 14:47, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Krd 15:12, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Achim55 (talk) 16:58, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Please let me know why shouldn't I Symbol support vote.svg Support Minorax! ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:24, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- King of ♥ 17:40, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Renvoy (talk) 21:31, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -FASTILY 01:27, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sure thing. Always nice to have an OS that is UTC+8. :D --pandakekok9 05:37, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support active admin rubin16 (talk) 05:46, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Why not? Taivo (talk) 08:37, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Rschen7754 01:52, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, no objection. --Túrelio (talk) 10:35, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, --Pimpinellus((D)) • WikiMUC • 16:49, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:46, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, no concerns. -- CptViraj (talk) 00:25, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 01:36, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Trusted user . Voted by Encik Tekateki (talk) 06:04, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support EN-Jungwon 07:17, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It seems to be a trusted candidate and motivated. --PierreSelim (talk) 13:31, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Active admin. Thank you for volunteering. - FitIndia Talk 15:16, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support OK, there's a need. -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 19:08, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Guerillero Parlez Moi 22:17, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support No reason to object. --Bedivere (talk) 05:08, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:00, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Seems qualified. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 19:32, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support: valid rationale, no issues. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 19:42, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support: We had discussion on-wiki and IRC, I like the helping nature, and seen both the commitment and motivation. Thank you for volunteering. C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 05:27, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments

  • A minor concern: I think Minorax is based in China, is that a privacy concern given the Chinese Government's views of Wikipedia? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:19, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hello Mike. Your concern is invalid as I’m not from China. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 22:53, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Minorax: OK, so which jurisdiction (Q471855) are you editing from? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 23:20, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You should not ask users such questions. 4nn1l2 (talk) 00:52, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Not answering that question. Sorry. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 10:45, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Minorax: Fair enough. I would have supported this if you could say that you weren't based in China (which is different to "from china"). I'm probably worrying about nothing anyway. Regardless, you have plenty of support votes! Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:29, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Minorax: How about timezone?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:44, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Jeff G.: I’m a +8. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 02:01, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Having an OS that is not EU-based in term of timezone is a real addition to the team in my opinion. as some privacy matters are better handled quickly! --PierreSelim (talk) 09:02, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See also