Wikivoyage:Administrator nominations

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If you believe a Wikivoyager – including yourself – should have administrative status, then add them to the nominations section below.

They should meet the guidelines for becoming an administrator. Generally speaking they should:

  • Have been a contributor for at least a few months
  • Have an extensive knowledge of our policies
  • Have a history of article contribution, janitorial work, cleaning up articles, contributing to policy discussions, and combating vandalism/spam
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work with the community

Nominations must include a short statement outlining the nominee's eligibility in terms of these requirements.

When responding to a nomination, most people choose to express their opinion with a bolded word or phrase, most often Support or Not yet, followed by an explanation of the opinion. After 14 days, a bureaucrat will close the discussion and, if there is a consensus that the nominee would make a good administrator, grant the administrator flag using Special:UserRights.


  • Has been very active with clean-up of listings for well over a year. Is knowledgable and active editing templates and module code, a skill in short supply here. I would like to tighten edit rights on some templates but still allow to continue editing them. --Traveler100 (talk) 09:25, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure I understand completely. Are you saying you'd like to restrict the editing on some templates to administrators only, and therefore, we have to grant admin status to continue editing them? What about Patroller? Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:58, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Another solution would be good. Do we have another level apart from autopatroller? There are some templates that call templates that call templates and modules that creates a situation a minor tweak to a low level piece of code would change every article page on this site. SOme of these are open to all users to edit, although a closed a few down the other day. If I go into change protection level for a page, options are "Allow All Users", "Allow only autoconfirmed users" and "Allow Only Administrators". Would like to protect a page from confirmed users but acceptable to a few named users. Only way I know is to make them administrators, but open to other suggestions. --Traveler100 (talk) 10:07, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Wikipedia has a "template editor" user right for this exact purpose (w:WP:Template editor). I'm sure we could set it up here if we wanted to. —Granger (talk · contribs) 10:18, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
If I look at w:Special:Listusers on Wikipedia the "Group" pulldown box has a long list of permissions, including "template editors". If I look at Special:Listusers here, the "Group" pulldown box is missing many of those permissions; there is no "template editors" listed. Do we need
$wgGroupPermissions['template_editors']['editprotected'] = true;
in the server's configuration file to do this? K7L (talk) 15:23, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Looks like a good method. @LtPowers: as the only bureaucrat on this site, I assume you would have to set this up.--Traveler100 (talk) 10:45, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm also a bureaucrat. As I said, there is a status of Patroller. It's distinct from Autopatroller. My question is, would it provide sufficient tools and permissions to enable to do this editing? Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:36, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
What's wrong with creating a new group of user-rights? Hobbitschuster (talk) 20:48, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
It requires an edit to a configuration file on the server, which would have to be done by a Wikimedia system administrator with 'shell' access. As we don't have that level of access, we'd need to get consensus here and open a phabricator: ticket - odds are WMF would make the change, not sure what the leadtime is on such a request (and no, the patroller and autopatrol tags have nothing to do with 'editprotected'). K7L (talk) 21:00, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. I believe has shown to possess the technical skills required though his numerous contributions to templates and modules, most notably those related to public transport. ArticCynda (talk) 08:40, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Just here to say 'thanks for the nomination', honor! :-) Seems the outcome will be different though - but in any case, I think in the foreseeable future I wouldn't have time to do any administration stuff anyway (unless explicitly asked). I'm mostly interested/busy with the technical stuff around here, rather than spam-monitoring or welcoming/tutoring new users :) But maybe that's what WV needs though, up to you to decide... cheers! (talk) 19:22, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

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