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This page is for requesting the addition or removal of user rights, not only administrator rights, on the multilingual wikisource. Requests for administrator actions should be placed on Wikisource:Scriptorium or another relevant page. Requests for bureaucrat actions should be placed on Wikisource:Bureaucrats.

Archives: Wikisource:Nominations for adminship/Archives

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List of current administrators[edit]

(cf. Wikisource:Bureaucrats)
For a completely up to date list of administrators generated by the system, see Special:Listadmins.

Tool adminstats no longer works for mul.wikisource.

Active administrators[edit]

  1. Angr - English (native), German, French, Irish, Latin
  2. Ankry - Polish, English, Russian
  3. BRUTE - Georgian, English, Russian
  4. Candalua - Venetian, Italian, English
  5. Doug (importer) - English (native), German, French (read, write with great difficulty)
  6. -jkb- - Czech, Slovak, German, English
  7. John Vandenberg (developer) - English
  8. Jusjih - (importer) - Chinese (traditional and simplified), English, French (basic), Korean (learning)
  9. LadyInGrey - Spanish
  10. Ooswesthoesbes - (bureaucrat) - Limburgish, Dutch, Ripuarian, English
  11. Phe - French, English
  12. Satdeep Gill - Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English
  13. SWilson (WMF) - English
  14. Tpt - French, English
  15. VIGNERON - Français, English, Deutsch, Latina, brezhoneg, 官话
  16. Yann - English, French, Hindi
  17. Zyephyrus - (bureaucrat) - English, French, limited Spanish


List of former administrators[edit]

Administrators Emeriti[edit]

The users below retired after distinguished service as administrators, many because they were administrators in the early days of the project but became too busy with other Wikimedia Foundation responsibilities, they would generally be welcomed back as admins and granted the rights without a vote.

  1. Angela (former steward and board member)
  2. Tim Starling (Lead staff developer and System administrator)
  3. Brion Vibber (Staff developer:Lead software architect, former WMF Chief Technical Officer) - English, Esperanto
  4. Bastique - (steward)
  5. VasilievVV - Russian, English
  6. ThomasV (developer) - English, French, German (last edit 27 June 2011, last log action 21 February 2011, unanimously desysopped 3 November 2012)

Desysoped for long inactivity[edit]

The users below were desysopped after a very long period of inactivity and with no reply and would be expected to go through a nomination and vote before re-appointment

  1. Dr Absentius - Greek, French (last edit 2004-04-11, unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
  2. Menchi (last edit 19 Sep 2004, unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
  3. Samuel - Chinese (last edit 2004-05-20, unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
  4. Maveric149 (last edit 2005-02-16, unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
  5. Kalki (1 edit in 2005, unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
  6. Ambivalenthysteria (last edit august 2005, unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
  7. Caton (former account of Marc, unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
  8. Maveric149 (unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
  9. Daniel Mayer (unanimously desysoped on 2007-02-07)
    NOTE: Maveric149 and Daniel Mayer are the same person.
  10. Shin-改 - Japanese (last edit 17 January 2006)
  11. GregRobson (last edit 17 January 2006 )
  12. Christian S - Danish, English (Reply in Danish to Swedish and Norwegian) (last edit 8 april 2006)
  13. Gubbubu - Hungarian with some English and Latin  / Magyar, angol, latin (last edit 7 May 2007 )
  14. Marc (formerly/anciennement Caton - French) (last edit 17 March 2007)
  15. Zhaladshar (one edit in 2008; last edit 8 August 2007)
  16. Shizhao - (former steward) - Chinese, Russian (one edit in 2008; last edit 11 October 2007)
  17. Mxn - Vietnamese, Spanish (one edit in 2008)
  18. ArnoLagrange - French, Esperanto, English, German (last edit 6 September 2008)
  19. Innv - Russian, English (last edit February 2010)
  20. ThomasBot - Bot of ThomasV (last edit in September 2010/last log action 7 December 2010, unanimously desysopped 3 November 2012)
  21. Maximillion Pegasus - Basic Italian and Spanish (last edit in February 2011/last log action 28 February 2011, unanimously desysopped 3 November 2012)
  22. វ័ណថារិទ្ធ - Khmer, English (last edit: 2015-01-21; last log action: 2014-06-14, desysopped 3 March 2017)
  23. Dovi - English, Hebrew, basic French (last log action: 2015-11-19, desysopped 3 March 2017)

Passed away[edit]

  1. Eclecticology - (also former bureaucrat) (last edit: 2013-08-18; last log action: 2011-03-24; passed away 12 September 2016)

Requests for rights[edit]

Requests for adminship[edit]

Important notice: Please do not request sysop status on this site if you plan to request a subdomain, and to mainly participate in that subdomain. Please wait until your subdomain is created, and request to be an admin there.

Satdeep Gill[edit]


Satdeep Gill (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)



Hello everyone, I am Satdeep Gill. Here on Wikisource I have been mainly working on Punjabi (pa) language but now I have found some texts in other languages and Google OCR is also somewhat these texts now. I will be working mainly on Hindi, Urdu and Western Punjabi languages here. I am testing Google OCR on these languages here and I would like to request temporary adminship. Thank you. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 10:18, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Satdeep Gill! Let me ask you which are the functions of sysop that you would like to use more? Thanks! -Aleator 12:41, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi User:Aleator, As a sysop I would delete some useless pages if created while testing Google OCR on various scripts. I also see that only one of the current sysops knows a South Asian language. I can keep a check on the work being done in language communities such as Hindi, Urdu, Western Punjabi and Nepali and also help them if required. I have also started importing some useful templates to this Wikisource.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 12:57, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
While I have no objections concerning the candidate's skils and responsibility, it is still unclear to me what temporary work the adminship rights are requested for (or for how long). The presented above justification for the request (at least its second part) suggests rather request for permanent, not temporary, adminship. Also, while it is likely for Hindi Wikisource to be separated soon, I don't think that about Punjabi, so I hope Satdeep Gill will not leave us soon. I would suggest @Satdeep Gill: to be more precise about purpose for his adminship, or to start a new request for permanent adminship. Just for clarity: we should know what exactly we are voting for. Ankry (talk) 12:13, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
@Ankry: I am importing some useful templates to Wikisource as well and some times during such work and OCR testing , there is an error. I would be using my rights to work efficiently in that direction. Besides that I will be working to facilitate other small communities. Even if Hindi Wikisource is created, that will not stop me from working on Nepali, Punjabi, Tibetan and other languages. I hope i have made myself clear. I would surely like permanent rights but after a temporary period. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 01:43, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
  • I would like to know the oppinion of @Yann:, -jkb- (talk) 00:12, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think that most of sysops functions can be delegated to the present sysops (e.g. adding {{delete}} and so on); checking to other users edits and helping to other users can be achieved without sysop privileges. But, IMHO, Satdeep Gill is a trusted, helpful and influencer user (I've looked to his crosswiki edits ^_^, e.g. he's sysop in 3 more wikis and very active in a lot more, including Wikisources). I think that his language skills make it a great opportunity for this wiki to widen and strong the sysop spectrum of capabilities, and in a long term way (because sysoping a user, usually makes him/her to stay longer in the wiki). So yes, support. -Aleator 14:01, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'd like to see a Hindi Wikisource... at least! Yann (talk) 10:05, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 12:46, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ---Zyephyrus (talk) 00:51, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support OK, that seems clear. Ankry (talk) 20:24, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Zyephyrus (talk) 23:04, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
  • @Satdeep Gill:This was a temporary adminship for an undefined period of time. The user should normally either request permanent adminship or should be desysopped. If I'm misreading the above, then I think it needs clarification.--Doug.(talk contribs) 04:30, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
    As several of the wikis have been created, I think it would be best that he goes for permanent adminship instead. However, his current activity level seems to be rather low. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:50, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
    I have no particular objection, though I must say I haven't reviewed his work. In lieu of a lot of process, perhaps simply a few more concurrences from the community would suffice?--Doug.(talk contribs) 23:32, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
    Sure. Although I'm also interested in what Satdeep's plans are of course. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 10:13, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Requests for bureaucrat rights[edit]

Requests for other rights[edit]

User:Satdeepbot[edit]


Satdeepbot (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)



Hi everyone, I am currently a sysop on multilingual Wikisource and I am working on developing Wikisources in various Indic languages. I would like to get bot flag for my account User:Satdeepbot, so that I can run OCR4wikisource tool using that account.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 18:00, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

  • As I'm not too familiar with such tools I'd like to wait on other people's responses before actually commenting myself. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 10:42, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
  • the problem is as follows (see also the talk page here):
    • there are some accounts that are editing very frequently - sometimes some more hundreds edits a day; if I have a look here so I cannot follow the vandalism edits, because the recent changes are full of the edits of our very diligent users;
    • on the other hand we have different experience with bots here, some ones had to be blocked in the past;
    • however if the problem could be solved by granting a bot flag, it could be a good sollution
I would support this request if Satdeep Gill (the owner of the bot) clearly states which edits his bot will do (up to now, as far as I have seen, it was somethins like categorizing punjabi / guajarati etc. pages
-jkb- (talk) 01:33, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
I would like to request a temporary one or two month bot flag and I will be categorizing pages with this right for now. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 04:37, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Ankry (talk) 10:14, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

OK, though the participation in commenting this request is far behind my expectation :-) I will grant the bot flag for two months, then we can gain some experiences. Keep working on your items only. Cheers -jkb- (talk) 11:45, 11 February 2017 (UTC) @Satdeep Gill: fyi -jkb- (talk) 12:01, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

  • @Satdeep Gill: This was a temporary flag for 2 months, the bot was active for only 9 days after flagging and has not edited since. I believe it should be de-flagged and request the flag again if and when you need it. --Doug.(talk contribs) 04:35, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
  • @Doug: I agree, as i had limited functioning under this flag. I was able to perform those functions in a short time. I think it should be de-flagged now. I will re-apply again if I intend to do anything else with this bot. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 01:40, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

OK, I deflagged Satdeepbot now, please apply if there is need for a flag again. Cheers, -jkb- (talk) 06:57, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

User:SumitaBot[edit]


SumitaBot (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)



Requesting bot flag for SumitaBot
  • Botmaster: User:Sumita Roy Dutta
  • Purpose: Few automated maintenance tasks
  • Technical details: Pywikipedia framework
  • Duration Temorary may be for 2months.

Hello, I am planning to perform few automated maintenance​ task using my bot account SumitaBot. Thanks for your sincere consideration. सुमिता राय दत्त (talk) 05:44, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support I support Sumita Roy's request. We have started working as a team to develop Wikisources in various Indic languages. While my bot will be temporarily used for categorization, her bot will be mainly used for using OCR4Wikisource. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:22, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
-jkb-, Can a decision be made on these two requests ? I have to manually add OCRed text and Categories, this takes a lot of time which can devoted elsewhere.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 05:07, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Ankry (talk) 10:14, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

OK, though the participation in commenting this request is far behind my expectation :-) I will grant the bot flag for two months, then we can gain some experiences. Keep working on your items only. Cheers -jkb- (talk) 11:45, 11 February 2017 (UTC) @Sumita Roy Dutta: fyi -jkb- (talk) 12:01, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. सुमिता राय दत्त (talk) 18:07, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

OK, as far as I could see this afternoon you had a good start :-) -jkb- (talk) 18:17, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

@Sumita Roy Dutta: This was a temporary flag for 2 months, the bot was active for only 2 days after flagging and has not edited since. I believe it should be de-flagged and request the flag again if and when you need it. --Doug.(talk contribs) 04:38, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

@Doug: as per discussion Satdeep Gill For doing OCR using python I had applied for bot similar I do for Bengali Wikisource .Since I am not getting any Hindi books for OCR my bot can be de-flagged. If other Admins need my help for doing OCR then I will apply again. Thanks.

सुमिता राय दत्त (talk) 05:20, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

I deflagged the bot per this discussion. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:53, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Votes for removal of rights[edit]

This areas is for votes to remove rights, either for inactivity or for misuse of rights (or any other reason). Please vote/comment on whether you think that the users below should keep or lose their respective user rights. Unless otherwise noted, users who have multiple rights will only have the rights under the particular section removed (i.e. a user with both admin and bureaucrat rights who is nominated for removal of bureaucrat rights, will retain their admin rights). However, normally bureaucrats who lose their admin rights will also lose their bureaucrat rights. Removals of most rights require a Steward, after a discussion is closed with a result of removal, the closing editor should post a request on meta.

Vote for removal of administrator privileges[edit]

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Vote for removal of bureaucrat privileges[edit]