Wikiquote:Requests for adminship

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Here you can make a request for adminship and other special user rights on English Wikiquote. See Wikiquote:Administrators for what this entails and for a list of current admins.


Current English Wikiquote policy is to grant administrator status to anyone who has been an active Wikiquote contributor for a while and is generally a known and trusted member of the community. Most users seem to agree that the more administrators there are the better.

Administrators should register a valid email address and allow other users to send them messages in preferences, or give an email address on their user page.

If you want to become an administrator, please use the box below, filling out all the required areas and replacing "USERNAME" with your user name. Any user can comment on your request -- they might express reservations (because, for example, they suspect you will abuse your new-found powers, or if you've joined very recently), but hopefully they will approve and say lovely things about you. If this is not your first RfA, put a 2 (or whatever number RfA it may be) after "USERNAME" in the box.

Once you have saved your RfA page, add it to the Nominations for adminship section. Adminship nominations must be posted for at least one week, to provide opportunity for comments and voting, before a bureaucrat will make the promotion if warranted.

For closed votes, see #Past discussions.

Current time is 22:42:46, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Votes of confidence

See WQ:VP#Vote of confidence

Restricted access depends on the continued support of the community. This may be tested by a vote of confidence, in which a simple majority (50%+1) must support the user's continued access for it to be retained. (What access a discussion concerns should be explicitly noted in the discussion's introduction.) Any user may propose a vote of confidence, but at least three established users must support the need for one before it can be called.

In the case of a called proposal, the user may not use the restricted access for any non-trivial action at any time until the vote is closed. A bureaucrat will eventually archive the discussion and, if so decided, request removal of restricted access by a steward.

Nominations for adminship

Note: Nominations have to be accepted by the user in question. If you nominate a user, please also leave a message on their talk page and inform them about their listing on this page, and ask them to reply here if they accept the nomination. You may nominate yourself (in which case you have automatically accepted the nomination).

Requests for checkuser

These are requests for the right to perform CheckUser actions, not requests that particular actions be performed, those are done on the noticeboard.

Please note that for a request to succeed in this section a minimum of 25 support votes is required in accordance with Meta policy.

Requests for bureaucratship

NB: Discussions in this section should last at least 14 days.

Requests for importing right

The import function allows editors to upload specially formatted text into Wikiquote, or to transwiki such material after it is exported from another Wikimedia project. Only a Meta steward can add or drop any user's importing right. After requests are approved here, they will be reported to m:Steward requests/Permissions.

None currently

Requests for interface administrator

Votes of confidence

See #Votes of confidence.

Abramsky (talk · contributions)

As of 07 March 2019 Abramsky has been globally locked by WMF Office action as a globally banned user. Details on exactly why don't appear to be forthcoming but given that it was done as an OA, with basically no explanation, I presume there are privacy issues involved.

Regardless, it is a bit of housekeeping on our end to remove the only advanced user right the account has on any project. So with the necessary quorum of three users in the thread at WQ:AN, I'm opening this discussion. GMGtalk 14:47, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Vote ends: 18 March 2019

  • Remove as proposer. GMGtalk 14:47, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Remove as copperfastening an OA. ——SerialNumber54129 14:55, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • They’re a sock of an already globally banned user; nothing to do with privacy afaict. Remove. Vermont (talk) 13:52, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Remove as a globally banned user. (WMF only lists them once, without naming all the sockpuppets when they sneak back in and even repeatedly weasel their way into admin positions.) ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:58, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Speedy remove He can't do any of the things an admin can or should do. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:31, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • As much common sense as it may make to summarily removed advanced permissions from an account which is apparently a sock of a globally banned user, I don't believe there is anything currently in local or global policy allowing for this. At any rate, with he account locked, the permissions can't be used anyway, and this is more of a housekeeping task than anything else. GMGtalk 19:00, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Remove, based on the ban. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:32, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Note that the flags were removed by WMF later after the lock. The user is no longer an administrator since 12 March 2019. MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:11, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
    • Five days later, like an afterthought. ~ Ningauble (talk) 00:47, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
      • Yes, it's quite unfortunate that they a) didn't notify a project that one of their admins had been locked as an office action, b) didn't immediately remove advanced rights, and c) didn't notify us when they eventually did. At the very least, this has run it's required length, and can probably be closed. GMGtalk 01:14, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Requests for flag removal

This section is used for notification (and comment) only. To be effective, it should go to m:Steward requests/Permissions#Removal of access. Requests by the community will occur as #votes of confidence.

Current administrators

Administrators are marked with "(Sysop)" in the list of user accounts, bureaucrats with "(Bureaucrat)" and checkusers with "(Checkuser)". For information on administrators and bureaucrats, see Wikiquote:Administrators.

If you need to contact an administrator, post a message on WQ:AN or on the talk page of one or several of the userpages below. Administrators can also be contacted privately by using the "email this user" link on the page, if you have registered an email address of your own.

An automatically generated list of current administrators is available here.

The following users currently have sysop privileges on the English Wikiquote:

  1. Abramsky (en) (globally locked)
  2. Aphaia (ja, en-3, de-2, fr-1, it-1) (bureaucrat)
  3. BD2412 (en, fr-1, zh-CN-1) (bureaucrat)
  4. Cbrown1023 (en, es-2, zh-1) (inactive)
  5. EVula (en) (bureaucrat)
  6. FloNight (inactive)
  7. Fys
  8. GreenMeansGo (en)
  9. Iddo999 (inactive)
  10. Illegitimate Barrister (en)
  11. Jaxl (inactive)
  12. Jeff Q (en, fr-2, de-2, es-1; will try to make sense of & reply in other languages)
  13. jni (fi, en-3) (inactive)
  14. Jusjih (zh, en-3, fr-1, ko-1) (import)
  15. Kalki
  16. Koavf (en, es-2)
  17. LrdChaos (inactive)
  18. Mdd (nl, en-3, de-2, fr-1)
  19. Miszatomic (en)
  20. MosheZadka (inactive)
  21. Ningauble (en)
  22. Pmlineditor (bn, en-4, hi-3, most languages written in Indic script at 0.5/1 level)
  23. Rmhermen (inactive)
  24. Sketchmoose (en, la-2)
  25. UDScott (en) (bureaucrat)
  26. Ubiquity (inactive)

Past discussions