Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Permissions

See also: Wikipedia:Administrators

There are many kinds of special permissions that users can be granted. These include:

  • Rollbacker is a user who can quickly revert changes by other users. See Wikipedia:Rollback feature.
  • Flood is a very short-term permission that a user can get from any administrator to make lots of small edits in a row. When using the flood permission, a user’s edits will be hidden from Special:RecentChanges.
  • Patroller is a user who can review new pages that other users make by marking them "patrolled". Any pages a patroller makes do not have to be reviewed by others.
  • Administrator (also called an "admin" or "sysop") is a user who can delete and protect pages and block users. Admins can also grant the rollback, flood and patroller permissions.
  • Bureaucrat (also called a "crat") is a user who can grant and revoke the admin and bot permissions.
  • Checkuser is a user who can see private information about editors (for example, their IP addresses).
  • Oversight is a user who can hide private information from everyone except other oversighters, stewards and founders.
  • Importer is a user who has use of the import tool to move pages here from other projects.

Adding a new request

Rollbacker

You must be an active member of Simple English Wikipedia, preferably with some experience in reverting vandalism. Once autoconfirmed, admins/rollbackers from other projects can be granted rollback without these requirements. (If you are an admin or rollbacker from another project, please inform us of this in your request.)

Rollback must never be used to revert in edit wars, or to remove good-faith changes. Use the undo feature for this, and give a reason. Rollback does not let you give a reason when reverting. It must only be used to revert bad changes. It can and will be revoked if misused.

Click here to request rollback.

Flood

Requests for the temporary (short-term) flood permission should be made on an administrator’s talk page, on the #wikipedia-simple connect irc channel, or at the Administrators' noticeboard.

Administrator

Please read the Criteria for administratorship before nominating another user or yourself, to make sure the nominated user meets the criteria for becoming an administrator. You may want to look at the archives first so you can see why other people’s requests have succeeded or failed.

Administrator tools are there to better help the community. They do not make certain users better than others. To nominate a candidate for adminship, please follow these instructions:

  1. In the input box below, replace USERNAME with the username of the person you are nominating for adminship.
  2. Complete the fields given to you.
  3. Once the user has accepted, add {{/<insert name of person nominated>}} underneath the Current requests for adminship heading below, at the very top of the list.
  4. Optional: Add {{rfa-notice}} to the candidate's userpage.

Notes: This is not the place to get "constructive feedback from others", if you want feedback from others in a less formal environment, please see Editor Review. If a candidate is successful, an administrator or bureaucrat should add them to MediaWiki:Gadget-HighlightAdmins.js.


Bureaucrat, Checkuser, or Oversight

For the bureaucrat, checkuser, or oversight permission, a user first needs to be an administrator. There are special requirements at Criteria for administratorship for these users.

Current time is 19:12:59, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

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Current requests for rollback

User:Akifumii

I am a rollbacker on the English Wikipedia and have experience fighting vandalism. I have been editing here for about a month now and have reverted many instances of vandalism. I appreciate your consideration. Thanks. A2 18:00, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
 On hold I'd like to review some more reverts before rollback is granted.--Glaisher (talk) 16:46, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Mr Wiki Pro

Ok its been almost 3 months since my Rollback rights were removed. Since then I believe I have greatly have greatly improved my understanding of when and when not to use Rollback. I personally believe I requested Rollback rights too early last time but now I think I am ready to try again. Thank you for your consideration.--Mr Wiki Pro (talk) 15:55, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Given that you've been socking at English Wikipedia for a long time while you've been told not to do so, it's difficult to grant this request at this point in time. This can be reconsidered if you stop socking and does gain the trust needed for the tool. --Glaisher (talk)
I fail to realise how my "activies" at en are relevent here. These are two seperate wikis are they not? --Mr Wiki Pro (talk) 17:42, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
You vandalized a different wiki just ten days ago and think that someone here would trust you at this point with any additional right? Surely not. -Barras talk 17:55, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
That is currect.--Mr Wiki Pro (talk) 18:42, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

--Alicezeppelin (talk) 17:57, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Your articles are reasonably good, but have needed editing to make them appropriate for this wiki. Look at the things people have changed after you create the articles so you can see what kinds of things we do differently. I have no doubt you will learn and be able to become a patroller in the future. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:26, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for importer

None at this time

Current requests for adminship

None at this time

Current requests for bureaucratship

None at this time

Current requests for checkusership

None at this time

Current requests for oversight

None at this time

Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time