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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 28 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 2015 (check)
Keith Edkins 2015 (check)
Koavf 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)
Pigsonthewing 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)
KoehlBot 2015 (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 11 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 2015 (check)
Maxim 2014 (check)
MPF 2015 (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.

Murma174 (talkcontribsblockall projects)[edit]

I would like to nominate User:Murma174 for adminship. Murma174 has been active on WS since over five years, is since March this year very active in Village pump discussions, as well as active with administrative issues, like archiving finished discussion in Village pump, in the block request section, as well as reporting files to delete. With the admin tools he can be even more active. Murma174 is already bureaucrat and sysop on Koehl (talk) 19:05, 28 November 2015 (UTC) Dan Koehl (talk) 19:05, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Accepted Thanks for the nomination and for the confidence in me! Adminship would help wielding the mop on wikispecies. --Murma174 (talk) 22:04, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Poll ends 22:00, 05 December 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support[edit]

  1. I agree. Neferkheperre (talk) 19:34, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. fully supported Faendalimas talk 22:03, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  3. Mariusm (talk) 05:10, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  4. Jianhui67 (talk) 07:16, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  5. Andyboorman (talk) 08:51, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  6. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:13, 29 November 2015 (UTC).
  7. Grind24 (talk) 09:14, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  8. Dan Koehl (talk) 10:57, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  9. Orchi (talk) 12:20, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  10. Agree. Accassidy (talk) 12:59, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  11. Yes, Gloria sah (talk) 21:21, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  12. Aryamanarora (talk) 20:55, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  13. Agreed. MKOliver (talk) 02:40, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose[edit]

Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral[edit]