Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests


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


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.


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.


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 {{Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/<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 08:37:02, 20 December 2014 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


i,m Florence Global User (SWMT member) need this premissions for reverse vandalism edit/ i,m sysop and rollbacker in any wiki, thanks Florence (talk) 06:03, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done We prefer to see people making a lot of good contributions and actively fighting vandalism here for a while before giving the rollbacker right. That's partly because we do some things differently from other Wikipedias, and it's possible to think some of our normal edits are vandalism. You have edited only one article, and that edit wasn't fighting vandalism. Also, from what you wrote, it isn't clear what other Wikimedia projects you might have sysop or rollback rights on. Get to know how things work here and do a lot of vandalism fighting before asking again. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:31, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
hi, this for example i,m active in and sysop in fa.wikivoyage , and see this hestory and any project if you need , wikivoyage,, This rollback is tools for save wikipedia , thanks , Florence Florence (talk) 06:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello Florence, you being active in other projects (like Persian Wikipedia/Wikivoyage) is really nice. If I look at your edits in this Wikipedia though, I see a few edits to article space, and most to talk pages. Start editing articles, and show us you do some vandal fighting. You don't need rollback to edit talk pages... --Eptalon (talk) 07:36, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
@Eptalon: yes , this my welcomed in user talk page only for create my Contributions to up 100 edit to Autoconfirmed :) - if i have time ok - i edit in simple - and you can see en:Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Bitafarhadi --Florence (talk) 07:45, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

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