Wikipedia:Requests for administrator attention
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Do you need an administrator to... (What is an administrator?)
- Block a vandal or spammer who has been sufficiently warned? Visit:
- Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism
- An administrator can repair damage made by a malicious user more quickly than other users: if someone is making multiple damaging edits, it will be easier for you to report them than try to repair everything yourself. To see whether a user is making many damaging edits, click their username, and then User contributions.
- Block someone who has violated the three-revert rule or edit warred? Visit:
- Block someone for blatant username policy violation? Visit:
- Block someone for abusing multiple accounts? Visit:
- Block someone for other reasons? Visit:
- Respond to a specific threat of harm or self-harm? First:
- Email emergencywikimedia.org - please provide the page name that it occurred on, and a diff link of the edit with the threat. Then, if you can:
- Contact an Admin privately. Visit Responding to threats of harm for details how
- Delete a page? Visit:
- Undelete a page or allow you to view a deleted page? Visit:
- Protect (lock) or unprotect a page? Visit:
- Deal with redirect or page move issues? Visit:
- Edit a protected page?
- Revert one or two vandals/inexperienced users' edits? Visit:
- Unblock a user? Visit:
- Enforce an arbitration ruling?
- Answer some other question about how Wikipedia works?
Please note that administrators cannot...
- Resolve disputes.
- Try the dispute resolution process instead.
- However, administrators, or other experienced users, may be willing to informally offer an opinion if you ask them privately (for example, via user talk page).
- Fix bugs.
- Make someone an administrator.
- Remove administrator status from someone.
- Query the Wikipedia database.
- Reassign edits or make name changes.
- Delete accounts.
- Protect pages on a specific version, or "from" a specific user, or decide which version is "correct" or "NPOV".