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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 by a Steward.

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 Bureaucrat, and may be removed by a Steward 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 2018 (check)
AlvaroMolina 2018 (check)
Andyboorman 2018 (check)
Burmeister 2018 (check)
Circeus 2018 (check)
Dan Koehl 2018 (check)
EncycloPetey 2018 (check)
Faendalimas 2018 (check)
Floscuculi 2018 (check)
Franz Xaver 2018 (check)
Geni 2017 (check)
Hector Bottai 2018 (check)
Keith Edkins 2017 (check)
Koavf 2018 (check)
Mariusm 2018 (check)
MKOliver 2018 (check)
MPF 2018 (check)
Neferkheperre 2018 (check)
OhanaUnited 2018 (check)
PeterR 2018 (check)
Pigsonthewing 2018 (check)
Thiotrix 2018 (check)
Tommy Kronkvist 2018 (check)
Wikiklaas 2018 (check)
Bots with admin flag: Last activity
Abuse filter 2013 (check)
KoehlBot 2018 (check)

IRC for admins[edit]

Wikispecies has an IRC-channel as an option for live communication; #wikispecies-admins (IRC channel), which is accessible for invited members.


  1. Before you can request access, you must register your nickname and log in.
  2. Type "/nick theusernameyouwantgoeshere" to switch to that username,
    register by typing "/msg nickserv register yourpassword youremail".
    To keep your email address private, type: "/msg nickserv set hidemail on"
    To keep others from using your name while you're offline, type: "/msg nickserv set enforce on"
    In the future, you must login by typing "/msg nickserv identify yourpasswordgoeshere" (some clients can do this automatically when you connect).

You access the channel with command /join #wikispecies-admins.

Mailing list[edit]

There is a mailing list located at mail:wikispecies-admin. This is a useful tool for coordination off-wiki; it is recommended that admins sign up for the list.

Admin userbox on Wikispecies[edit]

Wikispecies Administrator.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.

Requests for adminship[edit]

Please explain here why you need administrator access. After seven days, if there is general agreement that you should be an administrator, 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.

Current requests[edit]


Burmeister (talkcontribsblockall projects)[edit]

Id like to nominate Burmeister for admin. Theres presently 25 admins out of 218 active users, and its good to have more admins who speak more languages than English. Burmeister has made over 26 000 edits and been with us since 2008, and is a very active editor at the Portuguese speaking Wikipedia, as well as user at Wikidata. Dan Koehl (talk) 20:20, 16 February 2018 (UTC) Dan Koehl (talk) 20:20, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

I accept this nomination. Thanks. Burmeister (talk) 20:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Poll started 21:25, 16 February 2018. Poll ends 21:25, 23 February 2018. -- Dan Koehl (talk) 21:25, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Poll closed as promoted. Dan Koehl (talk) 21:28, 23 February 2018 (UTC)


  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support well known and trusted editor with admin experience. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 01:09, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support -RLJ (talk) 11:16, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Thiotrix (talk) 12:29, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Orchi (talk) 13:44, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Trusted and experienced user. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 16:17, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support. Good experience at Wikispecies. No concerns here. --Stïnger (会話) 18:31, 17 February 2018 (UTC).
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Andyboorman (talk) 13:37, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support A good choice. — Mariusm (talk) 13:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes indeed. MKOliver (talk) 03:38, 22 February 2018 (UTC)



Past requests[edit]