Wikispecies:Interface administrators

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What is an Interface administrator?Edit

Interface administrators (interface-admins) are users who can edit all Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript (JS), and Javascript Object Notation (JSON) pages, as well as pages in the MediaWiki namespace. These pages are executed by the browser of wiki editors and readers as code, which can be used to change how content is styled, change the behavior of pages, or even create complex tools to help with editing. All registered users may edit their own personal JS/CSS/JSON pages (as described on Wikipedia:User scripts) but interface administrators are the only local user group that has the ability to edit any CSS or JS page in Wikispecies, including the scripts of other users.

The promotion to interface administrator is time-limited to one year, after which the user is automatically demoted. If needed the user may then reapply their application for a new period. The time-limit is in place as a proactive measure due to the fact that this user right unlocks some powerful tools that may be potentially dangerous in the hands of a malicious user. This is also why interface administrator user rights are only granted to users who are highly trusted, have at least a basic understanding of CSS and JS, are aware of the privacy policies and praxis of Wikimedia wikis, and have a decent understanding of how to secure their account (choosing strong and unique passwords, avoiding malware infection, and using two-factor authentication for logins).

If you need assistance of an interface administrator, you can make a request at the Interface administrators' Noticeboard.

List of Interface administratorsEdit

There are currently 1 interface administrator on Wikispecies.

Interface Admin userbox on WikispeciesEdit


This user is a MediaWiki Interface administrator on Wikispecies. (verify)

Interface administrators may use the Interface Administrator user box on their user page by copy-pasting the following code to their user page: {{User Interface Admin}} Note that the user box is exclusive to members of the Interface administrator user group.

Requests for Interface adminshipEdit

Please explain here why you need Interface Administrator access. After seven days, if there is general agreement that you should be an Interface Administrator, one of the bureaucrats will fulfill the request. Please note that the Wikimedia Foundation requires two-factor authentication for users holding this role.

You can use {{subst:RFIA|Username|Reason why you want to be an Interface Admin.}} when making a request to automatically create the form.

Current requestsEdit

This is an archive of closed discussions. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this archive.

Tommy Kronkvist (talkcontribsblock logall projects)Edit

Requesting renewal of my past status as an Interface administrator which was automatically revoked in April 17, after one year of service. Please see Wikispecies:Interface administrators/Archive 1 for my previous requests and promotions in December 2019 and April 2021. From a technical point of view (two-factor authentication and TOTP etc.) nothing much have changed since then. Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 11:04, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Closed as promoted - Dan Koehl (talk) 14:13, 15 May 2022 (UTC)



  1. yep I am good with this -- Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 10:19, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  2. me too -- Andyboorman (talk) 11:00, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  3. Christian Ferrer (talk) 11:41, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  4. --RLJ (talk) 13:39, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  5. LGTM --DannyS712 (talk) 16:28, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  6. support --Thiotrix (talk) 17:24, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  7. Support. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:33, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
  8. Support. Neferkheperre (talk) 23:50, 9 May 2022 (UTC)



The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this archive.

Past requestsEdit