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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 10 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)
Tommy Kronkvist 2015 (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.

MPF (talk · contribs)[edit]

I would like to nominate User:MPF as bureaucrat. Since I gave a lenghtly motivation for my nomination of User:Tommy Kronkvist above, I will not repeat that content, although it applies also for MPF. I just want to add that MPF has been active on Wikispecies more than ten years, he is also admin on Commons, and was one of the first users I asked for a bureaucrat nomination, which he politely rejected. Since then, more users mentioned MPF as a good choice, why I very stubbornly repeated my request, and today finally had MPFs accept of being nominated Dan Koehl (talk) 23:23, 19 April 2015 (UTC)


  1. MPF have a good understanding of both the wiki software and community. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 09:28, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  2. This makes a welcome addition to our active crats. Mariusm (talk) 10:25, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  3. Has my full support. Faendalimas talk 17:04, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support. MKOliver (talk) 01:44, 21 April 2015 (UTC)