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List of current administrators

(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

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

Inactive administrators

More than 12 months with no edits or log actions

  1. BRUTE – Georgian, English, Russian - inactive since October 2019
  2. DeirdreAnne (earlier as Doug) (importer) – English (native), German, French (read, write with great difficulty) – inactive since October 2018
  3. LadyInGrey – Spanish – inactive since August 2019
  4. Phe – French, English – inactive since February 2018
  5. अजीत कुमार तिवारी – Hindi, English, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Maithili (Basic), Bengali (Basic) - inactive since September 2020

List of former administrators

Administrators Emeriti

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.

  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

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

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

Requests for rights

Requests for adminship

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.

Draco flavus

Draco flavus (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)

Nominating Draco flavus who declared to help us in maintaining of sourceswiki<-->plwikisource imports. Draco is a trustworthy user and also admin in plwikisource. Ankry (talk) 21:14, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for nomination, I agree. Draco flavus (talk) 16:36, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No objection, -jkb- (talk) 08:07, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Support Joanna Le (talk) 19:46, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Support -- Zyephyrus (talk) 23:11, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Draco flavus: as there have been no objections and as the work of the user in this project is very useful, I gave you the admionistrator rights now (beginning October 1st 2023). I guess you can use them well as you are an admin in plwikisource. Go well and good luck, -jkb- (talk) 21:41, 1 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done -jkb- (talk) 21:41, 1 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests for bureaucrat rights

Requests for other rights


Minorax (talk contribs blocks protects deletions moves rights)

Requesting for translation admin rights to help out at Special:PageTranslation. I have similar rights at (most) wikis that have this extension enabled. --Minorax (talk) 01:40, 19 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do we actually need somebody with "translation admin rights" here? In fact, I have no idea... -jkb- (talk) 16:46, 27 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@-jkb-: There are several pages marked for translation but hasn’t been approved by a translation admin. Minorax (talk) 22:59, 27 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm really not sure how to proceed this request. @Ooswesthoesbes, Zyephyrus, Koavf, Mahagaja, Ankry: et al, your oppinion, please. Thx, -jkb- (talk) 20:06, 9 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mahagaja: see [ here), the thread "Übersetzungsadministratoren"
one more ping, also @ Zyephyrus: see here in German. -jkb- (talk) 22:07, 9 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It's fine to give translation admin rights here and in fact, it is something that we should do in principle (i.e. without necessarily saying that this user should have them in this instance). Since many help and project pages are written in English but this is supposed to be a multilingual wiki, it's important to have translation admins who can translate our policies into other languages. Furthermore, I recall having seen Minorax around and I think he's a reliable editor, so if he's claiming language competency in something, then I say believe him until we know otherwise. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:10, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My problem as well. More over, I am not sure, if their task is to approve transalations on wikisource (might be on wikipedia projects, ok...), where the most users that are active in this or that language, couldn't make it better according to thei needs. -jkb- (talk) 20:41, 9 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Minorax,
1. Can you give some links to translations you have done?
2. Can you answer this question copied from my talk page?

Début de citation

Main Page/Walloon
Bonjour Zyephyrus, et tous mes meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle année qui débute.
Petite question : maintenant que le projet est sur son propre domaine, faut-il faire la demande pour supprimer toutes les pages relatives au projet, ou est-ce que ça se fait automatiquement après un certain temps ? Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 13:04, 6 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fin de citation

--Zyephyrus (talk) 21:11, 9 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Two questions, @Minorax::

  1. which languages can you speak?
  2. do you know which languages are common here at oldwikisource?

Thanks, -jkb- (talk) 23:01, 9 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Zyephyrus: See mw:Special:Contribs/Minorax. As for what the quote, it roughly translates to "Hello Zyephyrus, Happy New Year. Quick question: now that the Walloon wikisource has its own subdomain, would the related pages here be deleted, or is it done automatically after a certain time?"
@Minorax:, I had seen your contribs first thing after you requested these rights on December's 19th and I checked all that I could grasp of what you had done, here and on other wikies: what I thought of you is: this user does what announced, a reliable contributor. Then I have hesitated because your translation "would the related pages here be deleted?" had been a misunderstanding, the question was: "must I request these deletions?". So I was not sure whether it was important enough to tell you this or not.Now you know everything about what I thought. I agree to give you these rights now. --Zyephyrus (talk) 18:02, 5 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@-jkb-: I speak English (en) and Mandarin Chinese (zh) and have some (little) knowledge for Korean (ko), Malay (ms) & French (fr). As for the second part, I have no idea.
The main purpose of the translation extension is to just simply make the page available to be translated into other languages by other editors. Wikisource:Bots is one of the few pages that has been marked for translation and is available in other languages, such as Italian & Chinese. --Minorax (talk) 23:58, 9 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree with Koavf, this is a multilingual wiki, so there is a very good reason to have translation admins, and I think Minorax is a user that can be trusted. So I so no reason not to do that. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 07:30, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK, as for me we can do it. Zyephyrus do you agree as well? -jkb- (talk) 09:18, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
By the way, we have here four users with the rights already. -jkb- (talk) 09:54, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there really a need to drag this for such a long time? Minorax (talk) 02:09, 4 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. Things move too slowly here. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:04, 4 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

After my question to User:Zyephyrus (see my edit 09:18, 10 January 2021) I was waiting for the answer. But obviously it has been done, and should be noticed here. -jkb- (talk) 23:51, 6 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You have known me for a long time, -jkb-, and you will not be surprised that I was so busy finding the image that Minorax will see on their talk page, I was so busy finding exactly what I meant to signify, that I didn't do it in the right order. Do pardon me if I haven't waited.
Done --Zyephyrus (talk) 10:29, 7 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey Zyephyrus, is there something wrong? I was waiting for your reply here, then suddenly I saw your notice on the talk page of Minorax, but no announcement or something like that. So I had like to know what going on. Thats all. Regards and sorry, if there was something wrong in my edit!. -jkb- (talk) 23:10, 7 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nigmont, request for flag 'suppressredirect'

I am asking for granting me, if that is possible, one special flag, namely:

  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)

During my work in the Mordvinic Wikisources (Moksha and Erzya), I from time to time do mistakes in the created items (pages), and after those mistakes I am forced to do renaming to the proper name and put the needless redirect to deletion. I think it would be better that I could do renaming without creation of needless redirects and avoid bothering admins with requests to delete those futile redirects. I am not intending to use this flag outside of those local Wikisources (except, may be, in the cases of obviously needed help to good-faith users from other Wikisources). --Nigmont (talk) 17:15, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I guess it is a fine idea and I wouldn't have any objections, but according to this page it doesn't seems to be as easy... :-( somebody an idea? -jkb- (talk) 17:24, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I myself also admit that it is, most likely, not possible without acquiring for me a user group having extended set of rights including this one. But at this moment I don't feel myself ready to get any of those user groups, I want only this specific flag. I it is possible then it would be fine; but if not (sigh) — allright, then let it stay as it has been before. --Nigmont (talk) 17:55, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
let's wait, might be somebody knows a trick... probably you can ask for it at meta... -jkb- (talk) 18:01, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
AFAIK, we can:
  • ask for creation of new user group what has this user right (but I doubt about creating a group just for one user)
  • ask for granting this user right to an existing user group (but I cannot find any suitable)
  • grant Nigmont the admin bit (I would  Support but the user needs to accept it first)
Ankry (talk) 16:51, 3 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just being an admin is the solution (which I also  Support). —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:05, 3 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would support the admin bit too if Nigmont asks for it :-). --Zyephyrus (talk) 21:35, 3 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I support this; we had here some more votes in December, I suggest waiting some days up to weekend, and if there are no objections, I will grand the rights. Greetings, -jkb- (talk) 20:59, 6 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello @-jkb-: do you mean here: to grant me adminship right now? If yes, then I ask to wait until the next year — see my message below. Anyway, even if you give me admin's rights right now, then it would be useless because I am not intending to be active in the Wikisource in December, neither as an admin nor even as a common user. --Nigmont (talk) 16:15, 13 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks a lot to everyone who expressed support for my adminship, I was really surprized when I saw so many opinions of support! However, it seems to me that for getting to me admin's tools, a normal request for adminship must be created first, and all supportive (and contradictory if they exist) voices should be collected there, and only after that it would be correct to grant me admin's rights (if the request has shown substantial support for that, of course). I think, it is not quite right idea to give me adminship right now, regardless all supportive voices here.

Really, I have already thought about adminship here, but each time when I thought about it, I felt myself not ready and, that even more important, that it was really not needed/required to me (for my current work here). But now, taking in account such support from experienced users, seemingly I am ready to ask for admin's tools. However, I propose to leave it for the next year, when I will find some time and write the request. Anyway, I am not intending to be very much active in this December even in usual Wikisource work (which does not require adminship), and there is nothing to say about admin's work. So, let's wait, and in January-February of the next (2022) year I expect to write the request to ask for adminship. Thanks to everyone once again! --Nigmont (talk) 16:07, 13 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello :) I'd like to request translation admin rights. I'm already an admin, interface admin and translation admin on Wikidata, so I have experience with admin tools. I would specifically like the pagelang flag (which Special:ListGroupRights says only admins and translation admins have) so that I can set page languages to the correct language - right now many pages in the main namespace are set to English (the default here) when they are not English - but I would be willing to help with making pages translatable as well. - Nikki (talk) 20:32, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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