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 23:07:28, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

None at this time

Current requests for patroller


I am currently patrolling the simple wiki's during office hours, and I believe it could be a help if I can mark as patrolled also. Since I already do see the pages. Abigor (talk) 18:20, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You've been actively editing here for only a little more than a week. Before giving the patroller right, we like to see editors working for a longer time. Since having the right means that pages you create are automatically patrolled, we also want to see you creating articles yourself, and I don't see any that you created. Take some more time to build more of a track record. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:20, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
I have been coming by since 2008 btw, not just a few weeks. Abigor (talk) 19:23, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
The key word in that sentence was actively. We only give patroller to our most active editors who know all the nuances of how things are done here. You have barely edited here at all. -DJSasso (talk) 19:34, 4 March 2015


Hi! I wish to obtain the patroller tools as I'd like to further assist in NPP (New Page Patrol). I have good knowledge of our policies and our notability criteria. --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 19:15, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
 Done --Auntof6 (talk) 19:39, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for importer

None at this time

Current requests for adminship


Caliburn (talkchangescountlogspage movesblock logemail)

End date: 16:03, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello everyone! From time to time it still happens that I think someone already is an admin and then check and notice they're not. One of these people is Caliburn. He's been a very active and overall helpful editor here on simple for quite some time now. He's especially active in fighting vandalism here and reverts a lot of stuff and also tags quite a lot of articles for deletion. As an admin, he could handle those deletions himself, which surely would be helpful for all of us. As an admin on wikidata, he already has experience using the tool, which is always a great advantage. He's done really a lot here and I think he's ready to become an admin to help us a bit more. We surely would all benefit from him having those few extra buttons. I hope you agree with me and comment positive on this. I wish you good luck now! -Barras talk 16:03, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Candidate's acceptance: Ok, I accept :D --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 16:04, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


  1. Support as nom! -Barras talk 16:03, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Caliburn has really helped out a lot with pretty much all areas, including detailed new pages. I don't see a problem with the user using the tool wrongly. DivineAlpha (talk) 16:16, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support I'd be happy to have him as an admin. He already does a great deal of valuable work. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:58, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Yes! --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:09, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support George would be a fine admin. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:11, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Yeah!!! Jianhui67 talkcontribs 18:25, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  7. No concerns. -Mh7kJ (talk) 20:40, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  8. Support will be a great addition to the admin team. -- Enfcer (talk) 22:57, 31 March 2015 (UTC)



  • George, here are some questions for you:
    • Please tell us why you want to be an admin, and how you view the job.
    • Describe any admin actions you have seen that you would have handled differently. What would you have done instead?
    • Looking at the list of admin abilities at Wikipedia:Administrators, which of those would you feel comfortable doing? Which would you not feel comfortable doing?
Thanks!--Auntof6 (talk) 16:39, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Right. I mainly want to be an admin to further fight vandalism, but I will also carry out routine maintenance tasks, such as updating protected pages and MediaWiki interface pages. I think admins here do a good job, and there aren't any off the top of my mind that I'd particularly disagree with. There have been a few instances where an admin issued a block that I felt was too leniant, but didn't get around to contacting the blocking admin. I feel comfortable with most tasks, such as deletion, page protection, blocking users and granting user rights (such as rollbacker and patroller). I will frequently watch WP:VIP and WP:RFD. (as it frequently gets backlogged, sometimes by days) The only things that I would not be comfortable with modifying Java-Scripts and gadgets, due to my simple lack of knowledge of JavaScript. (but this may change in the future) I hope this is enough for you to make a judgement. :) --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 16:51, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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