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'''Administrators''' are Wikipedians who have "''[[SysOp|sysop]] rights''".
Current ''(de facto)'' Wikipedia policy is to grant this access liberally to anyone who has been an active Wikipedia contributor for a while and is generally a known and trusted member of the community. In practice, standards have generally risen. However, there are several administrators created every week.
The community ''does'' look to administrators to perform essential housekeeping chores that require the extra access administrators are entrusted with. Among them are watching the [[Википедия:Articles for deletion|Articles for deletion debates]] and carrying out the consensus of the community on keeping or deleting these articles, keeping an eye on new and changed articles to swiftly delete ''obvious'' vandalism, and meeting user requests for help that require administrative access. Since administrators are expected to be experienced members of the community, users seeking help will often turn to an administrator for advice and information.