Wikipedia:Administrators

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Administrators[edit]

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Administrators are editors who have the extra ability to:

  • Block and unblock other users
  • Delete and undelete pages on the site
  • Protect and unprotect pages
  • Edit pages in the MediaWiki namespace (e.g., MediaWiki:Sidebar)
  • View deleted edits of a page
  • View any contributions by a user to pages which are deleted.

For a list of all Administrators on Test Wikipedia, see Special:ListUsers/sysop.


Becoming an administrator[edit]

Administrator rights can be requested at Wikipedia:Requests/Permissions. A bureaucrat will decide on the request then. Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  1. Be active and trusted on other projects and preferably be a sysop elsewhere, or
  2. Demonstrate a need for the access (e.g. developers).


Losing admin rights[edit]

Admins are subject to having their user rights removed after one year of inactivity on this wiki. If they want the rights back, they can make a request.