Why is there a shortage of admins at Wikipedia?

Answer In theory, anyone can become an admin, as long as they show that they can be trusted with the responsibility of using those extra tools properly. That's why there's no requirements for nominating y... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why is there a shortage of admins at Wikipedia

How many Wikipedia admins are there?

There are 1,468 total admins on the English Wikipedia. Out of all of them, 698 are active.

Why do so many Wikipedia admins assume that all critics of Wikipedia are "banned former users"?

Because it's the easiest way to discredit critics. Wikipedians are lazy like that.It's like someone gets kicked out of the Army and then they start criticizing the military every chance they get. W... Read More »

What are the duties/privileges of Wikipedia admins?

Administrators, commonly known as admins or sysops (system operators), are Wikipedia users with the technical ability to do the following:* apply page protection to prevent vandalism to a particula... Read More »

Web admins: Is there any truth to Yahoo's excuse?

I'm in IT. I don't buy the technical difficulties explanation. This supposed "outage" has been going on since Sunday. Any other IT group in the World who couldn't get a problem like this fixed by n... Read More »