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‘’’Administrators’’’, commonly known as ‘’’admins’’’ or in the past ‘’’sysops’’’ (system operators), are Wikipedia editors trusted with access to restricted technical features ("tools"). For example, administrators can protect, delete and restore pages, move pages over redirects, hide and delete page revisions, and block other editors.
Administrators assume these responsibilities as volunteers; they are not acting as employees of the Wikimedia Foundation. They are never required to use their tools and must never use them to gain an advantage in a dispute in which they are involved.
=== Becoming a Administrator ===
Any registered user is eligible to become an administrator, but editors are encouraged to apply after meeting the following '''recommended''' criteria: