Wikipedia:Administrative service awards

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Administrative service awards are for admins what our service awards are for Wikipedians, generally; that is, a gamification mechanism to reward the self in lieu of recognition from others.[1] These awards focus specifically on administrative actions using "the tools" as compared to mere edits done while an elected admin.

Please remember that neither the number of administrative actions nor the length of time from when "awarded the mop" is a good indicator of the quality of an administrator's actions or diplomatic ability. Hence, these service awards do not indicate any level of authority whatsoever; "master" administrators are not bestowed with more authority through this award than "novice" administrators.

Award levels[edit]

Overview[edit]

There are currently 20 award levels.

For the sake of variety, three badge variants will someday be provided for each level: a medal, a mop, and a ribbon (thanks to Wikipedia:Ribbons). Administrators may display the badge of their preference, a combination of badges, or none at all.

To learn your administrative action count, see User:JamesR/AdminStats.

Requirements[edit]

The following table lists the requirements for each award level. Both lengths of time and the total number of actions must be met for each award level.

° Award Alternative Award Minimum number of
administrative actions
Period
1 New Administrator Duster 1 1 day
2 Novice Administrator Rookie Janitor 10 1 month
3 Apprentice Administrator Apprentice Janitor 100 3 months
4 Journeyman Administrator Advanced Apprentice Janitor 200 6 months
5 Yeoman Administrator Certified Janitor 350 1 year
6 Experienced Administrator Experienced Janitor 500 1.5 years
7 Veteran Administrator Master Janitor 800 2 years
8 Veteran Administrator II Grand Master Janitor 1,200 2.5 years
9 Veteran Administrator III Great Grand Master Janitor 1,800 3 years
10 Veteran Administrator IV Janitor of the Encyclopedia 2,600 3.5 years
11 Senior Administrator Master Janitor of the Encyclopedia 3,500 4 years
12 Senior Administrator II Grand Janitor of the Encyclopedia 4,500 4.5 years
13 Senior Administrator III Great Grand Janitor of the Encyclopedia 5,700 5 years
14 Master Administrator Supreme Janitor of the Encyclopedia 7,000 6 years
15 Master Administrator II Custodian of the Cabal 9,000 7 years
16 Master Administrator III Master Custodian of the Cabal 12,000 8 years
17 Master Administrator IV Grand Custodian of the Cabal 17,000 10 years
18 Grandmaster Administrator Great Grand Custodian of the Cabal 27,000 12 years
19 Grandmaster Administrator First-Class Supreme Custodian of the Cabal 42,000 14 years
20 Vanguard Administrator Quantum Custodian 62,000 16 years

Exposition on the requirements[edit]

Rationale for the requirements[edit]

The administrative action count requirements for the levels are based on what, in the opinion of the administrators who formulated the requirements, could be achieved by a human administrator working with considerable regularity and diligence using the default tools and a fairly typical administrative action pattern. The awards for the first two years require a considerably lower administrative action rate than those for the later years.

Bots and administrators using certain tools or administrative action patterns may achieve higher rates, while administrators using certain administrative action patterns (such as mainly posting completed articles with a single action and so forth) may have lower rates, and of course administrators who don't perform actions regularly may have lower rates.

Thus not all administrators will see a good match between service time and administrative action counts (some administrators may be eligible for a high level by service time but not by administrative action count, while other administrators may be eligible for a high level by administrative action count, but not by service time). This is an imperfection which is an inherent consequence of the decision to use an uncomplicated system for determining eligibility for each award.

Images, userboxes, and top icons[edit]

You can place the {{Admin service awards}} template on your user page to show the image, userbox, or top icon most appropriate for your time of service and count of administrative actions. You must include |year=, |month=, and |day= parameters specifying the date you passed RFA, as well as your count of administrative actions performed using the |actions= parameter, and update these each time your edits pass one of the service award levels. The |format= parameter can be used to specify the display format. See the template's documentation for details.

You can also choose to simply display an award from the following table:

New Administrator (or Duster)[edit]

"New Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 1 day and performing at least 1 administrative action"

This editor is a
New Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{New Administrator}}
Mop TBD
New Admin Medal.svgThis editor is a
New Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{New Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


New Administrator
{{New Administrator Ribbon}}


New Administrator

File:Adminrib01.svg


New Administrator

{{New Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 1 administrative action and
  • 1 day of service

Novice Administrator (or Rookie Janitor)[edit]

"Novice Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 1 month and performing at least 10 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Novice Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Novice Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Novice Admin Medal.svgThis editor is a
Novice Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Novice Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Novice Administrator
{{Novice Administrator Ribbon}}


Novice Administrator

File:Adminrib02.svg


Novice Administrator

{{Novice Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 10 administrative actions and
  • 1 month of service

Apprentice Administrator (or Apprentice Janitor)[edit]

"Apprentice Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 3 months and performing at least 100 administrative actions"

This editor is an
Apprentice Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Apprentice Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Apprentice Admin Medal.svgThis editor is an
Apprentice Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Apprentice Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Apprentice Administrator
{{Apprentice Administrator Ribbon}}


Apprentice Administrator

File:Adminrib03.svg


Apprentice Administrator

{{Apprentice Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 100 administrative actions and
  • 3 months of service

Journeyman Administrator (or Advanced Apprentice Janitor)[edit]

"Journeyman Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 6 months and performing at least 200 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Journeyman Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Journeyman Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Journeyman Admin Medal.svgThis editor is a
Journeyman Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Journeyman Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Journeyman Administrator
{{Journeyman Administrator Ribbon}}


Journeyman Administrator

File:Adminrib04.svg


Journeyman Administrator

{{Journeyman Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 200 administrative actions and
  • 6 months of service

Yeoman Administrator (or Certified Janitor)[edit]

"Yeoman Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 1 year and performing at least 350 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Yeoman Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Yeoman Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Yeoman Admin Medal.svgThis editor is a
Yeoman Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Yeoman Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Yeoman Administrator
{{Yeoman Administrator Ribbon}}


Yeoman Administrator

File:Adminrib05.svg


Yeoman Administrator

{{Yeoman Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 350 administrative actions and
  • 1 year of service

Experienced Administrator (or Experienced Janitor)[edit]

"Experienced Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 1.5 years and performing at least 500 administrative actions"

This editor is an
Experienced Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Experienced Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Experienced Admin Medal.svgThis editor is an
Experienced Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Service Badge.
{{Experienced Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Experienced Administrator
{{Experienced Administrator Ribbon}}


Experienced Administrator

File:Adminrib06.svg


Experienced Administrator

{{Experienced Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 500 administrative actions and
  • 1.5 years of service

Veteran Administrator (or Master Janitor)[edit]

"Veteran Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 2 years and performing at least 800 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Veteran Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Veteran Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Veteran Admin 4C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Veteran Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Veteran Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Veteran Administrator
{{Veteran Administrator Ribbon}}


Veteran Administrator

File:Adminrib07.svg


Veteran Administrator

{{Veteran Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 800 administrative actions and
  • 2 years of service

Veteran Administrator II (or Grand Master Janitor)[edit]

"Veteran Administrator II, awarded for being an administrator for at least 2.5 years and performing at least 1,200 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Veteran Administrator II
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Veteran Administrator II}}
Mop TBD
Veteran Admin 3C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Veteran Administrator II
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Veteran Administrator II Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Veteran Administrator II
{{Veteran Administrator II Ribbon}}


Veteran Administrator II

File:Adminrib08.svg


Veteran Administrator II

{{Veteran Administrator II Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 1,200 administrative actions and
  • 2.5 years of service

Veteran Administrator III (or Great Grand Master Janitor)[edit]

"Veteran Administrator III, awarded for being an administrator for at least 3 years and performing at least 1,800 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Veteran Administrator III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Veteran Administrator III}}
Mop TBD
Veteran Admin 2C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Veteran Administrator III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Veteran Administrator III Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Veteran Administrator III
{{Veteran Administrator III Ribbon}}


Veteran Administrator III

File:Adminrib09.svg


Veteran Administrator III

{{Veteran Administrator III Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 1,800 administrative actions and
  • 3 years of service

Veteran Administrator IV (or Janitor of the Encyclopedia)[edit]

"Veteran Administrator IV, awarded for being an administrator for at least 3.5 years and performing at least 2,600 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Veteran Administrator IV
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Veteran Administrator IV}}
Mop TBD
Veteran Admin 1C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Veteran Administrator IV
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Veteran Administrator IV Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Veteran Administrator IV
{{Veteran Administrator IV Ribbon}}


Veteran Administrator IV

File:Adminrib10.svg


Veteran Administrator IV

{{Veteran Administrator IV Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 2,600 administrative actions and
  • 3.5 years of service

Senior Administrator (or Master Janitor of the Encyclopedia)[edit]

"Senior Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 4 years and performing at least 3,500 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Senior Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Senior Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Senior Admin 3C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Senior Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Senior Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Veteran Administrator II
{{Senior Administrator Ribbon}}


Senior Administrator

File:Adminrib11.svg


Senior Administrator

{{Senior Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 3,500 administrative actions and
  • 4 years of service

Senior Administrator II (or Grand Janitor of the Encyclopedia)[edit]

"Senior Administrator II, awarded for being an administrator for at least 4.5 years and performing at least 4,500 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Senior Administrator II
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Senior Administrator II}}
Mop TBD
Senior Admin 2C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Senior Administrator II
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Senior Administrator II Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Senior Administrator II
{{Senior Administrator II Ribbon}}


Senior Administrator II

File:Adminrib12.svg


Senior Administrator II

{{Senior Administrator II Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 4,500 administrative actions and
  • 4.5 years of service

Senior Administrator III (or Great Grand Janitor of the Encyclopedia)[edit]

"Senior Administrator III, awarded for being an administrator for at least 5 years and performing at least 5,700 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Senior Administrator III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Senior Administrator III}}
Mop TBD
Senior Admin 1C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Senior Administrator III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Senior Administrator III Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Senior Administrator III
{{Senior Administrator III Ribbon}}


Senior Administrator III

File:Adminrib13.svg


Senior Administrator III

{{Senior Administrator III Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 5,700 administrative actions and
  • 5 years of service

Master Administrator (or Supreme Janitor of the Encyclopedia)[edit]

"Master Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 6 years and performing at least 7,000 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Master Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Master Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Master Admin 4C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Master Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Master Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Master Administrator
{{Master Administrator Ribbon}}


Master Administrator

File:Adminrib14.svg


Master Administrator

{{Master Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 7,000 administrative actions and
  • 6 years of service

Master Administrator II (or Custodian of the Cabal)[edit]

"Master Administrator II, awarded for being an administrator for at least 7 years and performing at least 9,000 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Master Administrator II
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Master Administrator II}}
Mop TBD
Master Admin 3C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Master Administrator II
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Master Administrator II Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Master Administrator II
{{Master Administrator II Ribbon}}


Master Administrator II

File:Adminrib15.svg


Master Administrator II

{{Master Administrator II Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 9,000 administrative actions and
  • 7 years of service

Master Administrator III (or Master Custodian of the Cabal)[edit]

"Master Administrator III, awarded for being an administrator for at least 8 years and performing at least 12,000 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Master Administrator III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Master Administrator III}}
Mop TBD
Master Admin 2C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Master Administrator III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Master Administrator III Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Master Administrator III
{{Master Administrator III Ribbon}}


Master Administrator III

File:Adminrib16.svg


Master Administrator III

{{Master Administrator III Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 12,000 administrative actions and
  • 8 years of service

Master Administrator IV (or Grand Custodian of the Cabal)[edit]

"Master Administrator IV, awarded for being an administrator for at least 10 years and performing at least 17,000 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Master Administrator IV
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Master Administrator IV}}
Mop TBD
Master Admin 1C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Master Administrator IV
and is entitled to display this
Silver Service Badge.
{{Master Administrator IV Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Master Administrator IV
{{Master Administrator IV Ribbon}}


Master Administrator IV

File:Adminrib17.svg


Master Administrator IV

{{Master Administrator IV Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 17,000 administrative actions and
  • 10 years of service

Grandmaster Administrator (or Great Grand Custodian of the Cabal)[edit]

"Grandmaster Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 12 years and performing at least 27,000 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Grandmaster Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Gold Service Badge
and carry the
Bronze Keys to the Encyclopedia.
{{Grandmaster Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Grandmaster Admin 2C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Grandmaster Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Gold Service Badge
and carry the
Bronze Keys to the Encyclopedia.
{{Grandmaster Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Grandmaster Administrator
{{Grandmaster Administrator Ribbon}}


Grandmaster Administrator

File:Adminrib18.svg


Grandmaster Administrator

{{Grandmaster Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 27,000 administrative actions and
  • 12 years of service

Grandmaster Administrator First-Class (or Supreme Custodian of the Cabal)[edit]

"Grandmaster Administrator First-Class, awarded for being an administrator for at least 14 years and performing at least 42,000 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Grandmaster Administrator First-Class
and is entitled to display this
Gold Service Badge
and carry the
Silver Keys to the Encyclopedia.
{{Grandmaster Administrator First-Class}}
Mop TBD
Grandmaster Admin 1C Medal.svgThis editor is a
Grandmaster Administrator First-Class
and is entitled to display this
Gold Service Badge
and carry the
Silver Keys to the Encyclopedia.
{{Grandmaster Administrator First-Class Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Grandmaster Administrator First-Class
{{Grandmaster Administrator First-Class Ribbon}}


Adminrib19.svg

Grandmaster Administrator First-Class


Grandmaster Administrator First-Class

{{Grandmaster Administrator First-Class Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 42,000 administrative actions and
  • 14 years of service

Vanguard Administrator (or Quantum Custodian)[edit]

"Vanguard Administrator, awarded for being an administrator for at least 16 years and performing at least 62,000 administrative actions"

This editor is a
Vanguard Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Gold Service Badge
and carry the
Gold Keys to the Encyclopedia.
{{Vanguard Administrator}}
Mop TBD
Vanguard Admin Medal.svgThis editor is a
Vanguard Administrator
and is entitled to display this
Gold Service Badge
and carry the
Gold Keys to the Encyclopedia.
{{Vanguard Administrator Userbox}}


Mop Userbox TBD


Vanguard Administrator
{{Vanguard Administrator Ribbon}}


Vanguard Administrator

File:Adminrib20.svg


Vanguard Administrator

{{Vanguard Administrator Topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 62,000 administrative actions and
  • 16 years of service

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashton, Daniel (January 3, 2011). "Awarding the self in Wikipedia: Identity work and the disclosure of knowledge". First Monday. 16 (1). Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)