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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 199 administrators on Commons.

What is an administrator?

Administrators as of March 2022 [+/−]
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Number of Admins: 199

  1. -revi, ko, en-3 (steward)
  2. 1Veertje, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1
  3. 32X, de, en-2, hsb-1, ru-1
  4. 4nn1l2, fa, en-3, ar-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. Ahmad252, fa, en-3, ar-1
  10. Ahonc, uk, ru-4, en-2, de-1
  11. Aka, de, en-3
  12. Alan, es, eu-3, en-2
  13. Alno, fr, en-3, es-2, pt-1
  14. Amada44, de, en-3, fr-1
  15. Andre Carrotflower, en, es-3, fr-3, de-2
  16. Андрей Романенко, ru, en-3, uk-3, be-2, fr-2, lv-2
  17. Ankry, pl, en-2, ru-1
  18. AnRo0002, de, en-2, fr-2, es-1
  19. Anthere, fr, en-3
  20. AntiCompositeNumber, en, fr-2 (steward)
  21. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  22. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  23. Billinghurst, en
  24. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  25. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  26. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  27. Captain-tucker, en
  28. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  29. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  30. clpo13, en
  31. Common Good, en
  32. Cookie, es, en-2
  33. CptViraj, gu, hi-4, en-3
  34. Cromium, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  35. Czar, en
  36. DaB., de, en-1
  37. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  38. Davepape, en
  39. David Levy, en
  40. De728631, de, en-5
  41. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  42. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  43. DMacks, en
  44. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  45. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  46. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  47. Ebrahim, fa, en-3
  48. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  49. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  50. Ellywa, nl, en-2, de-1, fr-1
  51. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  52. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1
  53. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  54. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  55. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  56. Fitindia, en-3, hi-2, mr-2 (checkuser)
  57. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  58. Gbawden, en-3, af-1
  59. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  60. Geni, en
  61. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  62. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  63. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  64. GreenMeansGo, en
  65. Grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  66. Guanaco, en, es-1
  67. Hekerui, de, en-4
  68. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  69. Hesperian, en
  70. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  71. Huntster, en
  72. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  73. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  74. IronGargoyle, en, de-1
  75. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  76. Jaqen, it, en-2
  77. Jarekt, pl, en
  78. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  79. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  80. Jdforrester, en
  81. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  82. Jianhui67, en, zh-4, ja-2, ms-1
  83. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  84. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  85. JoKalliauer, de, en-3
  86. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2 (steward)
  87. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  88. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  89. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  90. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  91. Kaldari, en
  92. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  93. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  94. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  95. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  96. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  97. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  98. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  99. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  100. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  101. Lofty abyss, en, mt, it-2
  102. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  103. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2
  104. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  105. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1
  106. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  107. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1
  108. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  109. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  110. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  111. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  112. MB-one, de, en-3, fr-1, pt-1
  113. MBisanz, en
  114. Mdaniels5757, en, es-1
  115. MGA73, da, en-3, de-2, no-1, sv-1
  116. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  117. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  118. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  119. Minorax, en, zh
  120. Missvain, en
  121. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  122. Miya, ja, en-2
  123. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  124. Morgankevinj, en
  125. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  126. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  127. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3
  128. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  129. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1
  130. Nat, en, fr, gsw-1, pl-1
  131. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  132. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  133. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  134. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  135. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  136. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  137. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  138. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  139. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  140. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  141. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  142. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  143. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  144. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  145. Putnik, ru, en-2
  146. Pyb, fr, en-2
  147. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  148. Racconish, fr, en-4
  149. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  150. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  151. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  152. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  153. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  154. Regasterios, hu, en-1
  155. Rehman, en, si-1
  156. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  157. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  158. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  159. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  160. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  161. RP88, en, de-1
  162. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-4
  163. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  164. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  165. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  166. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  167. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  168. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  169. Srittau, de, en-3
  170. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1
  171. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  172. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  173. Strakhov, es, en-2
  174. TadejM, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  175. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  176. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  177. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  178. The Squirrel Conspiracy, en
  179. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  180. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  181. Tomer T, he, en-3
  182. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  183. Tulsi Bhagat, ne, mai, en-3, hi-2, bh-2, hif-2
  184. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  185. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  186. Wdwd, de, en-2
  187. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  188. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, de-2, as-2, bpy-1
  189. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  190. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  191. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  192. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  193. Yuval CT, he, en-3
  194. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  195. علاء, ar, en-4, he-1, es-1 (steward)
  196. Abuse filter, (automated account)
  197. CommonsDelinker, (bot) see request
  198. CommonsMaintenanceBot, (bot) see request
  199. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request

The system currently recognizes 199 administrators. If that is not the last number in the scrollable 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 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.

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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.

GPSLeo

Vote

GPSLeo (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · CentralAuth)

Scheduled to end: 10:20, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

Hello,

I am Leo an university student from Berlin. My first contact with Commons was in 2017 when I participated at the Wiki Loves Earth competition. Two years later I became an active member in the organizing team of the German part of the competition. At the same time I started to contribute many photos of protests and nature. In 2019 I got the patroller and rollbacker rights and since then I frequently check unpatrolled edits. I also started a bot for automated patrolling of edits do not have to become checked manually.[1] I am also very active with helping other users on the German village pump Commons:Forum. As an admin I would primarily continue the patrolling stuff I already do but with the ability to protect files by myself or delete obvious copyright violations. I would also like to help with the huge regular deletion backlog with my good basic understanding of, primarily German, copyright rules. I think about nomination myself since about one year. After there was a "We need more admins" call on the village pump once again I thought that now I should do this. If you have questions feel free to ask in English or German.

--GPSLeo (talk) 10:20, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Votes

Comments

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think your English is better than en-1 Face-smile.svg Herby talk thyme 12:13, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I never changed this in the last four years, maybe I should. --GPSLeo (talk) 15:24, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question A US sculpture was created in 1945. Under what circumstances is it permitted to upload a photograph of the sculpture to Commons without the artist's permission? -- King of ♥ 14:38, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
As sculptures are not covered by the freedom of panorama in the US(see Commons:Freedom of panorama/Americas#United States of America) this information where the sculpture is is not important. In the time the sculpture was build works only got a copyright if this right was registered. If the sculpture was registered the copyright would expire in 2040 and has to be deleted and should be marked for undeletion in 2040. If the sculpture was not registered the sculpture is public domain and can stay on commons. This should be marked with {{PD-US-no notice}} if the creator is dead for more then 70 years {{PD-old}} should also be added. When adding this it is important to make clear that these licenses are for the sculpture and not the photo. --GPSLeo (talk) 15:24, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Are you sure that "this information where the sculpture is is not important"? Is there a difference, in probabilistic terms perhaps, between a sculpture which is currently on a public street and a sculpture which is currently in a museum? -- King of ♥ 15:37, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
In most regions sculptures are covered by freedom of panorama. But in the US they are not. There might be some differences in some cases but this does not change that we can not host such a file on Commons. GPSLeo (talk) 17:43, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
So what I'm really getting at is: If a sculpture is on a public street and is dated 1945, then absent evidence to the contrary, it is reasonable to assume that it was placed there in 1945, and is thus public domain if there is no copyright notice on the sculpture. But the same cannot be assumed for a sculpture in a museum. You're right that legally, there is no difference - if a sculpture was publicly visible in a museum that permitted photography in 1945 with no copyright notice, then it would be PD. In practice, however, museum sculptures are moved around quite a bit so its current status is not quite enough to make inferences about its historical status. -- King of ♥ 21:00, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Of course I had some more category discussions. Most of them just took place in the Commons or User talk namespace. With the critique on the 1968 cats you are right. It would be better to solve the categorization problems and not just trying to hide them. --GPSLeo (talk) 09:06, 20 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for bureaucratship

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