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This page explains oversighters, also known as suppressors, on Wikispecies.

  • If you need oversighter assistance on Wikispecies, please email the stewards at with the diff links or page history link that should be suppressed and a clear explanation for such action. Do not post any details for suppression in public. Stewards should also be able to help if you need assistance with a cross-wiki problem.

There are currently 0 oversighters on Wikispecies.

Oversighters as of юли 2024: 0 (edit)

In emergencies (e.g. when no local oversighter is available), oversight requests can be referred to the stewards, who can be contacted at

Oversighters are administrators with the technical ability on Wikispecies to hide (suppress) data so that it can no longer be seen by normal editors. They are able to suppress revisions from a page or media file history, user names in edit histories and logs, and portions of individual log entries.

Suppressed data remain permanently inaccessible through the wiki. Therefore, it cannot be accidentally restored when a page is deleted and undeleted. Suppressed data can be viewed and restored only by oversighters.

According to the global policy, suppression is approved in four cases:

  1. Removal of non-public personal information such as phone numbers, home addresses, workplaces or identities of pseudonymous or anonymous individuals who have not made their identity public, or of public individuals who have not made that personal information public.
  2. Removal of potentially libelous information either:
    a) on the advice of Wikimedia Foundation Legal Counsel or;
    b) when the case is clear and there is no editorial reason to keep the revision.
  3. Removal of copyright violations on the advice of Wikimedia Foundation counsel.
  4. Hiding of blatant attack names on automated lists and logs, where this does not disrupt edit histories. A blatant attack is one obviously intended to denigrate, threaten, libel, insult, or harass someone.

Meta policy on oversighters

Oversighters on Wikispecies are bound by the meta oversight policy, the meta privacy policy and the WMF access to nonpublic data policy.

How do I become an oversighter?

When you are ready, make your request using the box below, replacing Username with your own user name.

For greater visibility, all requests made here are transcluded onto the central Wikispecies:Requests for Comment page.


Please note any registered user may vote here although those who have few or no previous edits may not be fully counted. It is preferable if you give reasons both for  Support votes or Oppose ones as this will help the closing bureaucrat in their decision.

Greater weight is given to argument, with supporting evidence if needed, than to a simple vote.

Purge the cache Use the edit link below to edit the transcluded page.

There are no current nominations.

Current Oversighters

Минали заявки

See also