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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]

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.

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 23 administrators (including 1 bot). The current list can be found at Special:ListUsers/sysop.

Administrator Last activity
Accassidy 2014 (check)
Andyboorman 2014 (check)
Ark 2014 (check)
Benedikt 2014 (check)
Dan Koehl 2014 (check)
EncycloPetey 2013 (check)
EVula 2013 (check)
Geni 2012 (check)
Keith Edkins 2014 (check)
Mariusm 2014 (check)
Maxim 2014 (check)
MKOliver 2014 (check)
MPF 2015 (check)
Neferkheperre 2014 (check)
OhanaUnited 2014 (check)
Open2universe 2014 (check)
Rocket000 2012 (check)
Tommy Kronkvist 2014 (check)
Totipotent 2014 (check)
Ucucha 2013 (check)
Uleli 2014 (check)
UtherSRG 2014 (check)
Bots with admin flag: Last activity
Abuse filter 2013 (check)



Bureaucrats are administrators with added functions to:

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

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 2013 (check)
OhanaUnited 2014 (check)
Open2universe 2014 (check)
Ucucha 2013 (check)
UtherSRG 2014 (check)

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.