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Administrator access is granted to known and trusted members of the community who are familiar with the policies of Wikispecies. Administrator access is not meant to imply editorial authority on the project.

You can request adminship on Wikispecies if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are not completely new to Wikimedia projects. You have been an editor for at least 2 months and you understand and agree with the goals of the project.
  • You have a user page on Wikispecies and are a contributor here.
  • You agree to follow relevant policies and respect consensus of Wikispecies' users.
  • There is a consensus amongst users here that you would be a suitable administrator.

As with the policy for administrator access on Meta, inactive Administrators may have their access removed.

Administrators' abilities[edit]

An admin wielding the mop, a common symbol of administrators. See also: The good admin.

Administrators have the technical ability to perform the following actions:

  • block (and unblock) user accounts and IP addresses from editing
  • protect (and unprotect) pages to restrict editing of a particular page
  • delete and undelete pages
  • delete images and other uploaded files
  • edit the interface and other protected pages

Administrators assume these responsibilities as volunteers who go through a community review process. They are not acting as employees of the Wikimedia Foundation. They are never required to use their tools, and must never use them to gain an advantage in a dispute in which they are involved.


Administrator status can be assigned by any Burocrat, and may be removed in cases of abuse.

Misuse of administrative tools[edit]

Misusing the administrative tools is considered a serious issue. The administrative tools are provided to trusted users for maintenance and other tasks, and should be used with thought. Serious misuse may result in sanction or even their removal. Misuse, and its consequences, are defined and decided by consensus of the Wikispecies community.

List of Administrators[edit]

Wikispecies has 26 administrators (including 2 bots). The current list can be found at Special:ListUsers/sysop.

Administrator Last activity
Accassidy 2015 (check)
Andyboorman 2015 (check)
Ark 2014 (check)
Benedikt 2014 (check)
Dan Koehl 2015 (check)
EncycloPetey 2015 (check)
EVula 2013 (check)
Faendalimas 2015 (check)
Geni 2013 (check)
Keith Edkins 2015 (check)
Mariusm 2015 (check)
Maxim 2014 (check)
MKOliver 2015 (check)
MPF 2015 (check)
Neferkheperre 2015 (check)
OhanaUnited 2015 (check)
Open2universe 2014 (check)
PeterR 2015 (check)
Tommy Kronkvist 2015 (check)
Totipotent 2014 (check)
Ucucha 2013 (check)
Uleli 2015 (check)
UtherSRG 2014 (check)
Wikiklaas 2015 (check)
Bots with admin flag: Last activity
Abuse filter 2013 (check)

Admin userbox on Wikispecies[edit]

Wikispecies-logo-admin.png This user is an administrator on Wikispecies. (verify)

Administrators may use the administrator user box on their user page. Copy and paste the following code to your user page:

{{User Admin}}

Userbox on Meta-Wiki[edit]

If you have a Meta-Wiki user page, you can put the Wikispecies admin user box for Meta on your Meta-Wiki user page.



Bureaucrats are administrators with additional functions to:

  • Promote a user to administrator or bureaucrat status
  • Grant and revoke an account's bot status


Bureaucrat status can be assigned by any bureaucrat, but can only be removed by a steward.

As per the policy for administrator access on Meta, inactive bureaucrats may have their access removed.

List of Bureaucrats[edit]

Wikispecies has 9 bureaucrats. The current list can be found at Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat.

Bureaucrat Last activity
Benedikt 2014 (check)
Dan Koehl 2015 (check)
EVula 2013 (check)
Keith Edkins 2014 (check)
Maxim 2014 (check)
OhanaUnited 2015 (check)
Open2universe 2014 (check)
Ucucha 2013 (check)
UtherSRG 2014 (check)

Bureaucrat userbox on Wikispecies[edit]

Wikispecies-logo-bureaucrat.png This user is a bureaucrat on Wikispecies. (verify)

Bureaucrat may use the bureaucrat user box on their user pages. Copy and paste the following code to your user page:

{{User Bureaucrat}}

Userbox on Meta-Wiki[edit]

If you have a Meta-Wiki user page, you can put the Wikispecies bureaucrat user box for Meta on your Meta-Wiki user page.

Past requests[edit]

Requests for adminship / bureaucratship[edit]

Please explain here why you need administrator or bureaucrat access. After seven days, if there is general agreement that you should be an administrator or bureaucrat, one of the bureaucrats will fulfill the request. You can use {{subst:RFA|Username|Why you want to be a sysop}} when making a request to automatically create the form.

Tommy Kronkvist (talk · contribs)[edit]

I would like to nominate User:Tommy Kronkvist as bureaucrat. Since exactly one year ago (2014-04-13), I have nominated 7 users as admins to cover up for the inactive admins, and an increasing need of administrators in a growing Wikispecies. One year ago, out of 25 admins, 6 admins had not been active during the last 5 years, and I think by now, we have a much stronger organisation. I believe there may be a need for more active admins since we will soon shorten the present list of admins with at least three admins due to inactivity, but I presently see a more important need for one, or a couple of, new bureaucrats. I was elected last year, and before that, the latest election for a bureaucrat was 12 January 2008 (2 bureaucrats were elected in 2005, 6 were elected in 2008). The list of 9 bureaucrats simply doesn't reflect the reality, and since User:OhanaUnited retired 2014-11-12, in reality I was single active bureaucrat. Lately, I wish to step back a little bit, primarily of the reason that I'm afraid of becoming too much "Wikispecies bureaucrat" and profile myself so much, so it becomes negative for the community. I have no plans at all to leave, but simply want more users to take a more active part in administration, and furthermore, try to make the entire community more active and engaged in development of the project. To suggest a bureaucrat is not as easy as suggesting a new admin, and after three negative answers, Tommy Kronkvist gave me me a positive response. Im very happy because of this, since Tommy is an old timer here, after me and MFP the third user with longest activity (if Im not wrong?), active on Wikispecies since almost ten years, and as a character often besides article contributions, assist other users with a helping hand, and in general takes a responsibility for the project as such. During his admin nomination a year ago Tommy wrote: it is my firm intention to redirect most of my wiki-work towards Wikispecies rather than Wikipedia. The reason for this is simply that I feel I can contribute in a better way here. I have made quite a large number of edits to Wikipedia (albeit mainly to the Swedish language version of it). Therefore it is time for me to shift focus to the somewhat narrower fields of taxonomy and systematics, simply because they are more in line with my interests than the "all you can eat" approach of Wikipedia. which one year later can be confirmed. I believe that Tommy Kronkvist can benefit Wikispecies a lot, in the role of bureaucrat, and become a helpful and active bureaucrat, in a time when the list of bureaucrats simply is fiction. This said, my opinion, is that we shall not anymore keep admins and bureaucrats on the list as a honorary title, when it comes to users who are inactive, I suggest we use our phantasy, and establish other forms for how we can do this, because a list of admins and bureaucrats should reflect active users working actively within that scope, and not be along term honor title, which may confuse new users who search for help. Dan Koehl (talk) 16:36, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

I accept. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 09:22, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Poll started 09:22, 13 April 2015 (UTC), poll ends 09:22, 20 April 2015 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 14:25, 13 April 2015 (UTC)


  1. I think this to be a very good choice. Mariusm (talk) 05:21, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  2. Why not? Jianhui67 (talk) 05:25, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  3. Has my full support. Andyboorman (talk) 11:34, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  4. o.k. Orchi (talk) 13:01, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  5. OK --Franz Xaver (talk) 14:06, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  6. Fully supported by me. Accassidy (talk) 15:33, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  7. My support as well. Neferkheperre (talk) 16:27, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  8. I favor this. MKOliver (talk) 01:22, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  9. Jacobo Vásquez  ¿Diga?  07:57, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  10. in favor of this.. Faendalimas talk 12:29, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  11. --Murma174 (talk) 16:45, 16 April 2015 (UTC)