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Wikipedia:Administrators

From Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia written in simple English for easy reading.

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WP:SYSOP

An administrator is also called a sysop (from system operator). You can add requests to this page for things that can only be done by sysops.

If you want a page deleted, say so on the Wikipedia:Proposed deletions page.

Sysops are allowed to do some things that other users are not. This is for performance reasons (it would make the website too slow to let everyone do it). It is also for security reasons (because they are trusted). If you want to become one, please say so on this page.

Anyone who has been adding to this website for a while is allowed to be an administrator. Jimbo Wales, the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation, said "this should be no big deal".

Sysops do not have any special authority. They are equal to everybody else.

Things administrators can do:

See also: Administrator logs - Blocks, Page protection, Deletions

A bureaucrat is a slightly higher administrative level that can perform a few additional functions. Bureaucrats can give administrator or bureaucrat status to other users following a successful request on this page. Bureaucrats can also help users who want to change user names. They can also "flag" bots, which means to hide their contributions from the new changes and put them in the bot group. Requests for name changes should be made directly to the talk page of one of the listed bureaucrats.

See also: Bureaucrat logs - User rights, User rename


Contents

[edit] List of administrators

An automated list of accounts with admin status is available at Special:Listadmins.

[edit] Active

  1. Angela - (email)
  2. Archer7 (bureaucrat) - (email)
  3. Blockinblox (bureaucrat) - (email)
  4. Eptalon - (email)
  5. PullToOpen - (email)
  6. Tangotango - (email)
  7. TBC - (email)
  8. Tdxiang - (email)
  9. Vector - (email)

[edit] Inactive

  1. aflm - (email)
  2. Billz - (email)
  3. Brion Vibber (developer) - (email)
  4. Freshstart - (email)
  5. Ricky81682 - (email)
  6. SimonMayer (bureaucrat) - (email)

[edit] Nominations and requests to be an administrator/bureaucrat

Archive of older requests for administrator status: Archive 1, Archive 2

[edit] Current issues and requests

/Current issues and requests archive 1

Users can contact sysops on this page to ask them to protect pages. Requests for deletion should be made on Wikipedia:Requests for deletion and requests for blocking on Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress.

All sysops should watch this section for issues that sysops must be aware of, and for news about policy changes affecting sysops.

[edit] December 2006

  • Some one please block User:SorryBianaDuapyLives? --71.231.130.56 04:16, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Could an another administrator please merge the histories of User:Vandalism with User:Creol? I don't know how to do it myself. PullToOpen. Talk 02:07, 16 December 2006 (UTC) Never mind. Thanks to M7 for sorting out the history. PullToOpen Talk 02:17, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
    • You did it :) --M7 02:16, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
      • Should User:Vandalism really redirect to User:Creol? zephyr2k 23:38, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
        • No. Thanks for pointing this out. PullToOpenTalk 23:42, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • user:Archaeopteryx/user:Elmo12456 is the creator of many new articles on the Simple English Wikipedia, including many edits to dinosaur articles. Prior to editing here, Elmo worked on en.wikipedia. Unfortunately, after many warnings over a half a year period, I made the tough decision to indefinitely block this user, based on the poor quality of hundreds of his edits, such as this. He is now editing here, and some edits appear questionable. If the patient folks here at Simple English want to work with trying to improve this user's edits, so be it, but I felt I should at least alert folks here to potential problems. Firsfron 09:44, 14 December 2006 (UTC) (Admin:Firsfron on en.Wikipedia)
Just wikified or cleaned up 59 seperate stub articles of his due to this warning. -- Creol 13:17, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Firsfron 19:43, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Various users are adding hoaxes that have to do with "Litecoveria". Users and Administrators alike should keep a sharp eye for hoax articles like these. We might have our very own strain of the "North Carolina" vandal. PullToOpen Talk 03:34, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Litecoveria? I saw this name on the Code WIKI. And apparently he is also "Captain Weirdo", "Jerry Hafton", "Fillmore", and the guy who posts "DO BRIEFS STINK?". His range appears to be 4.136.0.0/16. Canderous 23:27, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Could an administrator edit MediaWiki:Undo-summary so it's similar to en:MediaWiki:Undo-summary, with the piped links? Thanks. J Di 20:49, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
I made it similar, but looks like that was the default text anyway (It's a new Mediawiki) Blockinblox - talk 21:55, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
It looks the same here as it did when I created the page on English Wikipedia. I had to put the pipes in myself. J Di 22:18, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
  • All admins are reminded to check their email regularly, especially if blocking users. Archer7 - talk 14:15, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Could an administrator move Tourette's syndrome to Tourette syndrome and merge the histories so that the article has the same title as on en.wp? Thanks. J Di 13:00, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Sorted by Blockinblox. Archer7 - talk 16:05, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I've CheckUsered from admins request. I'll tell you the answer. User:Kimberly Ashton and User:AbbyItalia share an IP, but one of them have too few post in the log, so it is possible they are same person, but not enough as I think from the answer. thanks --Suisui 04:38, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] November 2006

  • Members of the massively popular 'General Mayhem' forum are now attempting to post their article on as many projects as possible. Article has been deleted and protected, but I'd expect a lot of vandalism in the next few days. I would advise immediate blocking of IPs for 24 hours, no warnings. Archer7 - talk 18:00, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
  • How about adding a link to Simple talk on the sidebar? I asked a while back (twice), but no one noticed. I guess I should've asked in the right place: here. --Cromwellt|talk|contribs 19:34, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
  • End of bureaucrat voting: Netoholic loses sysop and bureaucrat privileges, Archer7 and Blockinblox as new bureaucrats. Archer7 - talk 11:32, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Looking at the admin votes archive, it seems Eptalon's adminship in March was supported by everyone except Freshstart, who later changed his vote from neutral to oppose. Freshstart is an admin who hasn't been seen in 3 months. Maybe to get more admins, we should reopen his candidacy? Blockinblox 14:47, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
    • I agree, it seems a good idea, would you mind asking the user if he/she is still willing to help? --M7 14:50, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Done. Nominated for adminship.--Tdxiang Adminship 02:52, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
    • One problem: No bureaucrats here. We have to ask a steward to op him.--Tdxiang 03:45, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
      • We're now electing new bureaucrats for the simplewiki. Archer7 and Blockinblox agreed to participate. Also, Netoholic seems to be questioned on wether to keep his bureaucrats status or not. Just hope no "philosphical disscusiion" comes around. --§ Alastor Moody (T + C) 10:12, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] October 2006

  • Tangotango had Rfa and new user Geeksluvpi voted. The latter was mistaken for a sockpuppet. After a steward's statement, both parties concerned have been officially cleared of misconduct through sockpuppetery.--Tdxiang @ 02:21, 12 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Nominator of Rfa also unblocked.--Tdxiang @ 03:51, 12 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I think Tangotango should be now a sysop since all of his votes are supports, if Netoholic dosen't wanna do it, call Simonmayer or Brion VIBBER for help. --§ Alastor Moody (T + C) 06:36, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Tangotango's adminship has already been discussed on Meta, it'll be sorted soon. Archer7 - talk 17:50, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Promoted, Tangotango is now an administrator.--Tdxiang Adminship 03:28, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
See his request here.

[edit] See also