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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 211 administrators on Commons.
What is an administrator?
Administrators as of August 2021 [+/−]
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Number of Admins: 211
  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
  21. Arthur Crbz, fr, en-4, es-3
  22. Aude, en, ar-2, de-2, es-3
  23. Benoît Prieur,fr, en-3, pt-2, es-1, it-1, hy-1
  24. Billinghurst, en
  25. Blackcat, it, en-3, fr
  26. BrightRaven, fr, en-3, nl-2, es-2, zh-1
  27. Butko, ru, uk-2, en-1
  28. Captain-tucker, en
  29. Christian Ferrer, fr, en-2, es-2
  30. Ciell, nl, en-2, de-1
  31. clpo13, en
  32. Common Good, en
  33. Cookie, es, en-2
  34. CptViraj, gu, hi-4, en-2
  35. Czar, en
  36. DaB., de, en-1
  37. Dantadd, it, pt, en-3, es-3, fr-3, gl-3, ca-2, ro-1, el-1
  38. DarwIn, pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-2, ca-1, it-1, oc-1
  39. Davepape, en
  40. David Levy, en
  41. De728631, de, en-5
  42. Dereckson, fr, en-3, de-1, nl-1
  43. DerHexer, de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 (steward)
  44. Dharmadhyaksha, mr, en-3, hi-3
  45. DMacks, en
  46. Didym, de, en-2, fr-2
  47. Dyolf77, ar, fr-5, en-2, it-1, es-1
  48. D-Kuru, de, en-2, it-1
  49. Ebrahim, fa, en-3
  50. Elcobbola en, de (checkuser)
  51. Ellin Beltz, en (bureaucrat)
  52. Ellywa, nl, en-2, de-1, fr-1
  53. Emha, de, bar, en-3, fr-1
  54. Érico, pt, en-2, es-1
  55. EugeneZelenko, ru, be, en-2, bg-1, pl-1 (bureaucrat)
  56. Explicit, en, es, ko-2
  57. Ezarate, es-3, en-1
  58. Fitindia, en-3, hi-2, mr-2
  59. Flominator, de, als, en-3
  60. FunkMonk, da, en-4, no-3, fo-2, sv-2, de-1, es-1
  61. Gbawden, en-3, af-1
  62. Geagea, he, ka-3, en-3, ru-1
  63. Geni, en
  64. George Chernilevsky, ru, uk-3, de-2, en-2, bg-1, la-1, be-1, fr-1
  65. Gestumblindi, als, de, en-3
  66. Gnangarra, en, nys-1
  67. Golbez, en, ja-2
  68. Green Giant, en, de-1, fr-1 (steward)
  69. GreenMeansGo, en
  70. Grin, hu, en-3, de-1
  71. Guanaco, en, es-1
  72. Hanooz, fa, en-2
  73. Hedwig in Washington, de, en-4, nds-1
  74. Hekerui, de, en-4
  75. Herbythyme, en, fr-2, es-1, it-1
  76. Hesperian, en
  77. Howcheng, en, ja-2
  78. Huntster, en
  79. Indeedous, de, en-3, fr-2
  80. Infrogmation, en, es-1
  81. Jameslwoodward, en, fr-1 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  82. Jaqen, it, en-2
  83. Jarekt, pl, en
  84. JarrahTree, en, id-1
  85. Jcornelius, de, lt-2, la-2, en-2, pt-2, fr-1
  86. Jdforrester, en
  87. Jdx, pl, en-2
  88. Jean-Frédéric, fr, en-4, es-1
  89. JGHowes, en, fr-2, de-1
  90. Jianhui67, en, zh-4, ja-2, ms-1
  91. Jmabel, en, es-3, ro-2, de-1, ca-1, it-1, pt-1, fr-1
  92. Joergens.mi, de, en-3
  93. JoKalliauer, de, en-3
  94. Jon Kolbert, en, fr-4, de-2 (steward)
  95. Josve05a, sv, en-3
  96. Juliancolton, en
  97. Julo, pl, en-2, de-1, ru-1
  98. JuTa, de, en-2, fr-1 (bureaucrat)
  99. Jusjih, zh, en-3, fr-2, ko-1
  100. Kaldari, en
  101. Kallerna, fi, en-3, sv-2, de-1
  102. King of Hearts, en, zh-3, es-2, ja-1
  103. Klemen Kocjancic, sl, en-3, de-2, hr-1, bs-1
  104. Krd, de, en-3 (bureaucrat, checkuser)
  105. Krinkle, nl, en-3, de-2
  106. Kwj2772, ko, en-3
  107. Leit, de, en-3, fr-1
  108. Léna, fr, en-3, es-1
  109. Leyo, gsw, de, en-3, fr-3, es-1, la-1
  110. Lofty abyss, en, mt, it-2
  111. Lymantria, nl, en-3, de-2, fy-2, fr-1, zea-1
  112. Magog the Ogre, en, es-2
  113. Mahagaja, en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2, la-2, cy-1
  114. Maire, pl, en-4, es-2, fr-2, de-2, ru-1
  115. Marcus Cyron, de, en-2
  116. Mardetanha fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1 (steward)
  117. Masur, pl, en-3, de-1
  118. Matanya, en, he (steward)
  119. Materialscientist, en-4, ru-4, nl-3, fr-1, es-1
  120. Mattbuck, en, fr-1, la-1
  121. Maxim, ru, en-3, fr-2
  122. MB-one, de, en-3, fr-1, pt-1
  123. MBisanz, en
  124. Mdaniels5757, en, es-1
  125. MGA73, da, en-3, de-2, no-1, sv-1
  126. Mhhossein, fa, en-3, ar-1
  127. Micheletb, fr, en-3, it-1, es-1
  128. Mike Peel, en, pt-2, fr-1
  129. Minorax, en, zh
  130. Missvain, en
  131. Mitchazenia, en, es-2
  132. Miya, ja, en-2
  133. Moheen, bn, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1
  134. Morgankevinj, en
  135. MPF, en, da-2, de-1, fr-1
  136. Multichill, nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1
  137. Mys 721tx, zh, en-3
  138. Nagy, de, en-3, fr-2, es-1, sv-1
  139. NahidSultan, bn, en-3, bpy-1
  140. Nat, en, fr, gsw-1, pl-1
  141. Natuur12, nl, en-3, de-1
  142. Neozoon, de, en-4, nl-4, fr-2
  143. Nick, en, sco-2, fr-1
  144. notafish, fr, en-4, de-3, es-2, it-2
  145. Nyttend, en, ang-1
  146. odder, pl, en-4, de-2 (bureaucrat, oversighter)
  147. Otourly, fr, en-2, it-1
  148. P199, en, nl, fr-2, tl-2, de-1
  149. Pi.1415926535, en, es-2
  150. PierreSelim, fr, en-3, es-1 (oversighter)
  151. Pitke, fi, en-4, sv-2
  152. Platonides, es, en-2, fr-1
  153. Poco a poco, es, de-4, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pl-2, pt-1
  154. Podzemnik, cs, en-2
  155. Polarlys, de, en-2, fr-1, no-1
  156. Putnik, ru, en-2
  157. Pyb, fr, en-2
  158. Pymouss, fr, en-3, de-2, it-2, he-1
  159. Racconish, fr, en-4
  160. Ragesoss, en, de-1, fr-1
  161. Ra'ike, de, en-2
  162. Rama, fr, en-3, de-2, la-2, es-1, it-1, ja-1 (oversighter)
  163. Rastrojo, es, en-3, fr-2, eo-1
  164. Raymond, de, en-3, nl-1 (oversighter)
  165. Regasterios, hu, en-1
  166. Rehman, en, si-1
  167. Reinhard Kraasch, de, en-3
  168. Rimshot, de, en-4, fr-2, it-1
  169. Romaine, nl, en-3, de-2, af-1, fr-1
  170. Rosenzweig, de, en-3, fr-1, la-1
  171. Royalbroil, en, es-1
  172. RP88, en, de-1
  173. Rubin16, ru, tt, en-4
  174. Rudolphous, nl, en-3, de-2
  175. Ruthven, it, fr, en-4, es-4, nap-4, ca-2, de-1
  176. Sanandros, als, de, en-3, fr-1
  177. Shizhao, zh, en-1, ru-1
  178. Spiritia, bg, en-3, ru-2, mk-2, de-1
  179. Sreejithk2000, ml, en-3, hi-3, ta-1, kn-1
  180. Srittau, de, en-3
  181. Steinsplitter, bar, de-4, it-3, en-1
  182. Stifle, en, ga, fr-2, de-1
  183. Storkk, en, fr-3, de-2, eo-2
  184. Strakhov, es, en-2
  185. TadejM, sl, en-3, de-2, fr-2
  186. Taivo, et, en-3, ru-3, de-1
  187. Tarawneh, en, ar, de-1
  188. Themightyquill, en, fr-2, de-1, hu-1
  189. The Squirrel Conspiracy, en
  190. Thibaut120094, fr, en-2, ja-2
  191. Thuresson, sv, en-3, no-2
  192. Tomer T, he, en-3
  193. Trijnstel, nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 (checkuser, steward)
  194. Tulsi Bhagat, ne, mai, en-3, hi-2, bh-2, hif-2
  195. Túrelio, de, en-3, es-1
  196. VIGNERON, fr, de-2, en-2, zh-1
  197. Wdwd, de, en-2
  198. Well-Informed Optimist, ru, uk-4, en-3
  199. Wikitanvir, bn, en-3, de-2, as-2, bpy-1
  200. Wutsje, fy, nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1
  201. Yann, fr, en-4, hi-2, gu-1
  202. Yasu, ja, en-2, de-1
  203. Y.haruo, ja, en-1
  204. Ymblanter, ru, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, it-1, es-1
  205. Yuval CT, he, en-3
  206. Zzyzx11, en, es-1, fr-1
  207. علاء, ar, en-4, he-1, es-1 (steward)
  208. Abuse filter, (automated account)
  209. CommonsDelinker, (bot) see request
  210. CommonsMaintenanceBot​, (bot) see request
  211. KrinkleBot, (bot) see request
The system currently recognizes 211 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:
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.
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 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. Request a watchlist notice at MediaWiki talk:WatchlistNotice, or edit MediaWiki:WatchlistNotice to put up one if you are an administrator.
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.
 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
See also
Last edited on 6 June 2021, at 18:41
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