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To reach an admin immediately, see Wikispecies:Administrators' Noticeboard

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

Administrator Last activity
Alan Cassidy 2016 (check)
Andyboorman 2016 (check)
Ark 2016 (check)
Benedikt 2014 (check)
Circeus 2016 (check)
Dan Koehl 2016 (check)
EncycloPetey 2016 (check)
Faendalimas 2016 (check)
Floscuculi 2016 (check)
Franz Xaver 2016 (check)
Geni 2016 (check)
Hector Bottai 2016 (check)
Keith Edkins 2015 (check)
Koavf 2016 (check)
Mariusm 2016 (check)
Maxim 2014 (check)
MKOliver 2016 (check)
MPF 2016 (check)
Murma174 2016 (check)
Neferkheperre 2016 (check)
OhanaUnited 2016 (check)
Open2universe 2014 (check)
PeterR 2016 (check)
Pigsonthewing 2016 (check)
Tommy Kronkvist 2016 (check)
Totipotent 2014 (check)
Uleli 2016 (check)
UtherSRG 2014 (check)
Wikiklaas 2015 (check)
Bots with admin flag: Last activity
Abuse filter 2013 (check)
KoehlBot 2016 (check)

Admin userbox on Wikispecies[edit]


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.

Past requests[edit]

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.

יונה בנדלאק (talkcontribsblockall projects)[edit]

Hi, I request "translation admin" permissions. Like you can see in my contributions, i translate to Hebrew all pages need to be translated. I find some time some page link that was change or i add "Special:MyLanguage/" where it need. With translation admin permission all those changes will be add automaticlly to the message need to betranslated? I just want to update page not add another page (at lease for now). To be honest i don't have experience on it but i read about it and i see how translatable pages are. I translate on different wikimedia project for 2 years and more so i have experience about about Translate extension. - yona b (talk) 14:41, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svgSymbol support vote.svg Speedily Approved. Well suited for the task, with prior translation edits to prove it. Furthermore יונה בנדלאק has been an active Wikimedia user since 2008, and is currently administrator and checkuser on Hebrew Wikipedia, as well as admin on Wikidata. Moreover – and contrary to the administrator user access level – approval for translation administrator user access level does not require a formal poll or community agreement. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 22:21, 11 January 2017 (UTC).