Wikispecies:Interface administrators

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What is an Interface administrator?[edit]

Interface administrators (interface-admins) are users who can edit all Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript (JS), and Javascript Object Notation (JSON) pages, as well as pages in the MediaWiki namespace. These pages are executed by the browser of wiki editors and readers as code, which can be used to change how content is styled, change the behavior of pages, or even create complex tools to help with editing. All registered users may edit their own personal JS/CSS/JSON pages (as described on Wikipedia:User scripts) but interface administrators are the only local user group that has the ability to edit any CSS or JS page in Wikispecies, including the scripts of other users.

The promotion to interface administrator is time-limited to one year, after which the user is automatically demoted. If needed the user may then reapply their application for a new period. The time-limit is in place as a proactive measure due to the fact that this user right unlocks some powerful tools that may be potentially dangerous in the hands of a malicious user. This is also why interface administrator user rights are only granted to users who are highly trusted, have at least a basic understanding of CSS and JS, are aware of the privacy policies and praxis of Wikimedia wikis, and have a decent understanding of how to secure their account (choosing strong and unique passwords, avoiding malware infection, and using two-factor authentication for logins).

If you need assistance of an interface administrator, you can make a request at the Interface administrators' Noticeboard.

List of Interface administrators[edit]

There are currently 0 interface administrators on Wikispecies.

Interface Admin userbox on Wikispecies[edit]

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This user is a MediaWiki Interface administrator on Wikispecies. (verify)

Interface administrators may use the Interface Administrator user box on their user page by copy-pasting the following code to their user page: {{User Interface Admin}} Note that the user box is exclusive to members of the Interface administrator user group.

Requests for Interface adminship[edit]

Please explain here why you need Interface Administrator access. After seven days, if there is general agreement that you should be an Interface Administrator, one of the bureaucrats will fulfill the request. Please note that the Wikimedia Foundation requires two-factor authentication for users holding this role.

You can use {{subst:RFIA| Username| Reason why you want to be an Interface Admin.}} when making a request to automatically create the form.

Current requests[edit]

TMenang (talkcontribsblockall projects)[edit]

Why you want to be an Interface Administrator TMenang (talk) 07:41, 1 April 2021 (UTC)




  1. Too soon. User has only been posting to his project since yesterday, and while their translations are very welcome, that's all they've done; they have created no original content, taxonomic or otherwise. Nor are they active on other Wikimedia projects. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:15, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  2. Per Andy Mabbett. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:20, 1 April 2021 (UTC).
  3. No reason given, no demonstrated need --DannyS712 (talk) 23:07, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  4. as above, and no, Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 18:36, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  5. Justification requested but not acted on. Not enough edits either. Too soon Andyboorman (talk) 19:40, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  6. It does not deliver arguments why it wants to be an interface administrator. And also per above. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 20:34, 2 April 2021 (UTC)



Tommy Kronkvist (talkcontribsblockall projects)[edit]

I request Interface Adminship user status in order to update outdated and/or non-working MediaWiki CSS- and JavaScript files, so that we can make such edits without having to involve an external Steward. See this discussion at the Admin's Noticeboard for a current example. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 17:31, 5 April 2021 (UTC)


  • Please confirm that you will enable 2FA once you obtained this role. OhanaUnitedTalk page 06:58, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes @OhanaUnited, I've been using two factor authorisation (TFA) for all Wikimedia- and Phabricator logins since it was first officially implemented by Wikimedia (i.e. I did not fully trust nor use it during the initial 2016–2018 TFA beta-test period). You added me to the interface administrator user group for a period of one year in December 26, 2019, and I confirmed using 2FA already then. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:09, 6 April 2021 (UTC).


  1. Thank you for offering your services. Andyboorman (talk) 17:36, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  2. LGTM, valid need and trusted user --DannyS712 (talk) 17:42, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  3. Already administrator and experienced, interface administrator(s) in Wikispecies may be useful. Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:49, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  4. well trusted user, thanks.. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 23:51, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  5. well trusted, has been Interface admin in 2019. --Thiotrix (talk) 06:52, 6 April 2021 (UTC)



Past requests[edit]