Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests

Administrator / Bureaucrat / Checkuser / Oversighter


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 by default 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.
  • Transwiki importer is a user who has use of the import tool to move pages here from other projects. This is not to be confused with importer, who can upload XML files using the import tool. Importer is not granted on this wiki.
  • Uploader is a user who can upload files locally on this wiki. This permission is granted temporarily and will be removed once the task is complete.

Adding a new request


You must be an active member of Simple English Wikipedia, preferably with some experience in reverting vandalism.

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.


Requests for temporary (short-term) file upload permissions should be made on the Administrators' noticeboard. An administrator should be notified once the uploads are done so that the permission can be removed.
Image uploads are not allowed, this should only be requested for uploading other media (such as audio clips)


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 Simple Talk. 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 16:09:17, 27 September 2022 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

User:N1TH Music

I may not have been editing here fore long however I have been very active and have done over 600 edits. Many of my changes involve reviwing new pages and small stubs so I think rollback rights would be very useful for me. I have never vandalised or acted in bad faith and of all the 30+ articles I've created only one has been deleted so I believe I'm a competent editor who can be trusted with these rights. My changes have been respected and positively received and I haven't caused any issues or been rude ever. In short I see a use for myself having rollback rights and I believe I deserve it. Thanks for reading :) N1TH Music (talk) 18:09, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@N1TH Music: You have done a lot of great work here indeed, but looking in your contributions, you only have two undos that are reverting vandalism. While both undos are fine, I would expect quite a few more undos before giving rollback out, so I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg Not done for now. Please don't let this discourage you and keep up the good work :) --Ferien (talk) 19:33, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien Alright then, I thought lack of undoes may be the only reason I could be denied and I was, eactly how many should I do before we can consider it? N1TH Music (talk) 20:06, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There's no set exact number, but I think 40-50 undos is a reasonable amount as you have a good amount of experience in other areas. --Ferien (talk) 21:26, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien Wait really 50? I know I haven't done many undoes but I was hoping I could be trusted with rights just in case I come across a time I need it even though it's not in my typical line of work. N1TH Music (talk) 15:02, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
N1TH Music, Wikipedia:Rollback feature#Getting rollback says You should have made a lot of changes, with experience in anti-vandalism work. For rollback, you need the experience in anti-vandalism work to show you know when/when not to use it. --Ferien (talk) 17:16, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien Alright well one thing I have got experience in is Partolling but I can't find where to request it on Wikipedia:Requests for Permissions how do I do that? N1TH Music (talk) 17:18, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
N1TH Music, you can request patroller at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Patroller --Ferien (talk) 17:19, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have some reasonable undo(s) in my recent contribution. And having my rollback ability, it will help me to revert multiple edits which are either vandalism/unconstructive/other reasons. DMK-C5 (talk) 14:56, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done I've checked some of your undos and they seem to be ok. I don't think there's any problem in giving you rollback. Good luck! :) --Ferien (talk) 14:02, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@DMK-C5: Just remember that rollback is only for vandalism, not for "unconstructive/other reasons". -- Auntof6 (talk) 15:25, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sir, I will keep that in my mind. DMK-C5 (talk) 15:44, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have a lot of vandalism reverting experience and I really think that rollback will help me in the future with quickly reverting vandalism. SoyokoAnis - talk 16:33, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for patroller

User:N1TH Music

I have been a good contributor to this wiki and unlike with Rollbacks, patrolling is something I very often do see here I think I deserve it because I am a trusted editor, I could improve the wiki with this right and I am experienced in this sort of editing. N1TH Music (talk) 17:22, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

X mark.svg Not done You might be good at patrolling pages created by other users. However, on this wiki, the patroller right includes autopatrolled. That means that pages you create wouldn't need to be patrolled. Looking at some of the pages you have created, it looks like they need some work, so I wouldn't want to see them be autopatrolled. If you would like the patroller right, please create more pages (pages that are more than just a couple of sentences) and get some practice at writing in simple language. Thanks for your interest and for helping the wiki! --Auntof6 (talk) 19:55, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for transwiki 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