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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.

Admin statistics: for all time1 year6 months3 months

Active administrators[edit]

  1. Ankry - Polish, English, Russian
  2. BRUTE - Georgian, English, Russian
  3. Candalua - Venetian, Italian, English
  4. -jkb- - Czech, Slovak, German, English
  5. Jon Harald Søby - Norwegian, English, Northern Sami, Swahili
  6. Jusjih - (importer) - Chinese (traditional and simplified), English, French (basic), Korean (learning)
  7. Mahagaja (earlier as Angr) - English (native), German, French, Irish, Latin
  8. Ooswesthoesbes - (bureaucrat) - Limburgish, Dutch, Ripuarian, English
  9. Phe - French, English
  10. Satdeep Gill - Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English
  11. Tpt - French, English
  12. VIGNERON - Français, English, Deutsch, Latina, brezhoneg, 官话
  13. Yann - English, French, Hindi
  14. Zyephyrus - (bureaucrat) - English, French, limited Spanish

Inactive administrators[edit]

More than 12 months with no edits or log actions

  1. Doug (importer) - English (native), German, French (read, write with great difficulty) - inactive since July 2017
  2. LadyInGrey - Spanish, inactive since August 2017
  3. SWilson (WMF) - English- inactive since September 2016

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)
  24. John Vandenberg (developer) - English - (last edit: 2016-05-26, desysopped 30 August 2018)

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.


Koavf (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)

I'm doing some maintenance-y and admin-y tasks here now--it would be nice to have the tools. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 06:32, 2 September 2018 (UTC)


Lizalizaufa (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)

Hello, my name is Liliya Kaipova ( in English Wiki, in Russian Wiki).. I do some work here for Bashkort language Wikiteka. After I looked at some articles, I found that some authors does not have information about rules Wikisource. I woild like to take right of ”sysop” (Administrator) for Bashkir project Викикитапхана Main Page/Башҡортса for improving quality of articles. My target – to help Викикитапхана Main Page/Башҡортса to become independent project. I think, I can do this, because I graduated philologist faculty at local university. I know many writers/poets who speak bashkir language and I speak/translate russian, turkish. I have more than 2 years of experience of working for Wikipedia. Thank you. Lizalizaufa (talk) 21:28, 2 May 2018 (UTC)


So if I'm right you are going to limit your activities to the Bashkir texts? If that's the case, once the Bashkir subdomain is created, you either need to hold a new vote for permanent adminship or be deflagged. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:35, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I want to work only in Bashkir articles. After the creation of the Bashkir subdomain, I will be nominated by the administrator. I know Bashkir writers who agree to publish their works in free access. I intend to recruit new authors and explain to them about the need for permission from the OTRS. I will put in order the Bashkir Wikisource.Lizalizaufa (talk) 17:02, 7 May 2018 (UTC)


Just to make sure that you understand what is the role of a sysop, can you tell me one or two things that you need to do on Bashkir texts that require sysop privilegies? --Candalua (talk) 09:00, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Candalua! Specially took for clarity this page Гүзәл Ситдиҡова тәржемәләре See: 1. No author's license (OTRS); 2. These texts are translations of works by other authors. It is necessary to authorize these authors or indicate a reference to "literary heritage". 3. Each work should occupy a separate page (Indicate previous and subsequent works).   There are a lot of such pages. Here are some: -  Тилебаш! (Пушкин/Ситдиҡова) There are texts of the original (Russian) and translation (Bashkir). There is no reference to the original and the printed translation. And according to Wikisource rules, only works published somewhere are entitled to be placed. - Башҡортостан(шиғыр). Гөлфиә Юнысова   The link is invalid and there is no OTRS. And so on... I agree to your re-voting conditions. Thank you! Waiting for an answer.Lizalizaufa (talk) 17:48, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Lizalizaufa: ok, but for these things you don't necessarily need to be a sysop, you can just edit as an user... Do you need to delete pages? Do you need to edit protected pages? Do you need to block users or protect pages? If the answer to all these questions is "no", then I'm afraid you may have misunderstood the role of the syop. --Candalua (talk) 21:42, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Candalua! In Wikisource (language: ba) [[1]] there are no specialists who could check the texts on the right (plagiarism, etc.), delete incorrectly compiled pages, send messages to authors about the need for OTRS, protect pages from incorrect patches, even block those users who violate the Wikisource rules. Therefore, I wanted to take these responsibilities on myself. Moreover, I intend to coordinate this activity with the Union of Writers of the Republic of Bashkortostan, so that writers know who to contact, in case of questions on the [[2]]. The first attempts in the struggle for the "purity" of the Wikisource, intends to coordinate with the more experienced "sysop". You can give a probationary period or assign some duties to the appointment. I fully understand that I take on a great responsibility. I hope you will not mind promoting the development of our Wikisource (:ba)? Lizalizaufa (talk) 06:52, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
Is there a huge backlog of pages requiring admin handling? --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:41, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Ooswesthoesbes!Thanks for the answer! In the language [3] section "B" - "Башҡортса" (:ba) you will find a list of all the pages: for today-80 internal categories, 2443 pages of text. I think there are a lot of cleaning jobs. And how many pages are required to have at least one administrator? Lizalizaufa (talk) 19:55, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
There is no page requirement. The requirements are that you are active, have a clear reason why you need the admin tools, understand the admin tools, and are a trusted member of the community. The second requirement is still not entirely clear. Can you give us clear examples of what needs to be done? --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:43, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Not done. This user does not meet the requirements and has not shown signs of activity since May. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:31, 19 August 2018 (UTC)


BukhariSaeed (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)

Hello! I am Hammad. I have worked here for several months, mostly related to Urdu language. I am an experienced Eliminator in Urdu Wikipeida. As my native language is Shahmukhi Punjabi (& fluent in Urdu) and I also use English, and Sindhi. I would like to apply to become an administrator. Thanks BukhariSaeed (talk) 14:45, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. You have only showed significant activity for three days. Prior to that, you have only been semi-active from time to time. In my opinion, that's not enough. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:33, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. You will need more experience. --Zyephyrus (talk) 08:52, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Not done. You haven't got enough experience and you are no longer active. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:51, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Jon Harald Søby[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)

I think this guy will make good use of the extra buttons and his recent edits show that he needs them. Also, I think that I do not need to enumerate yaers of his experience with using advanced rights.
@Jon Harald Søby: please, accept. Ankry (talk) 19:24, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the nomination! 😊 I haven't been active here for too long, so I wasn't even thinking of trying to become an admin here yet, but since you seem to think it's a good idea, I'll accept the nomination.
Super short summary: I've been an admin in the Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia since 2005, so I know my way around the tools. I started becoming more active in Wikisource last year – mostly in the Norwegian Wikisource, but it depends on the language of the book(s) I'm focusing on.
And finally, I won't take it personally at all if anyone opposes because of short activity or whatnot, so don't feel shy. 😉 Jon Harald Søby (talk) 20:03, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as nominator. Ankry (talk) 20:49, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:15, 21 August 2018 (UTC) Well trusted user who has been around for a long time. I'll be glad when he's part of the admin team :)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Candalua (talk) 07:59, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, a trusted and experienced user, also has great experience of adminship in other projects, — why not? --Nigmont (talk) 22:36, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. I think there is a pretty clear community support for this, so I granted you admin rights. Greetings, --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:50, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Requests for bureaucrat rights[edit]

Requests for other rights[edit]

Jon Harald Søby[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)

The Translate extension has been enabled here now, but for it to be used we need some translation administrators that can mark pages for translation. I have many years of experience with it on Meta and on Wikimedia Norge's wiki (under my work account), so I feel bold enough to nominate myself for this.

For those who don't know, a translation administrator can do the technical marking of pages for translation, so that normal users can actually translate them. Despite the name "translation administrator", one does not have to be an administrator to do this. If we were to discuss criteria for who can be one, I suggest simply (a) users who have experience with this from other wikis or (b) established users (maybe 100+ edits or so?) who are willing to learn how to use it. It's not very hard, and there is an easy tutorial available here. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 12:27, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Zyephyrus (talk) 21:04, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:07, 14 August 2018 (UTC) I highly doubt this needs a vote though, as Jon is the initiator of this.
  • a strong Symbol support vote.svg Support -jkb- (talk) 20:24, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ankry (talk) 07:13, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good idea, Jon--thanks again for proposing it. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:07, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:18, 21 August 2018 (UTC)


Koavf (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)

Similar to the above, I have used the translate extension at multi-lingual outreach: and species:. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:49, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:18, 21 August 2018 (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]

This section is for removal of admin rights ("desysopping") If you have been listed here due to inactivity, but intend to resume admin duties, please indicate this so that others can re-evaluate whether you should be desysopped. Admins who are desysopped due to inactivity are encouraged to resume administration whenever they wish, either by talking to a crat or initiating a request above. Admins who do not respond may be automatically desysopped after 30 days.

John Vandenberg[edit]

John Vandenberg (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights) (last edit: 2016-05-26; last log action: 2015-04-10) CrossActivity - EditStats - GUC - SUL

User notified. Ankry (talk) 14:11, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Desysop per over two-year inactivity (however he is still active in English Wikipedia). Ankry (talk) 14:12, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • On hold. Let's await whether he responds. Otherwise, desysop. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 15:26, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • On hold per Ooswesthoesbes.--Jusjih (talk) 04:10, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

It's been two weeks and I've seen no reaction, so I'll go ahead and make a request at meta to desysop this user. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:53, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Vote for removal of bureaucrat privileges[edit]