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 adminship 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 Wikipedia:Criteria for adminship for these users.

Current time is 20:55:30, 31 May 2023 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I have a lot of experience with anti-vandalism work on the English Wikipedia and I'm wondering if I can have rollback as well on the Simple English Wikipedia? I already have Rollback on the English Wikipedia. Thanks! 747pilot (talk) 18:13, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
X mark.svg Not done Thanks for volunteering but you've only made 1 undo here. I'm afraid that isn't enough local experience for rollback, even if you have rollback on en. --Ferien (talk) 19:42, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello I'm Aviram7 and I'm here for request rollbacker tool for more help in reverting vandalism on this wiki, i not more edit here but we try to revert nonconstructive edit and i'm rollbacker on other Wikimedia project like enwiki, Patroller on metawiki or hiwiki

.If admin is satisfy for my request please give me permission for this tool. Kind regards Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 17:31, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I would like to request rollback permissions so that I may revert vandalism much faster. I have a lot of experience in anti-vandalism work here on this wiki using Twinkle, and having the rollback tool would allow me to do this work easier and faster, and without much strain on the servers. As for the stats, in the main namespace alone I've used Twinkle 371 times and the undo button an additional 32 times. Thanks. InfernoGaming46 (IG46) (talk / changes) 03:15, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@InfernoGaming46  Done—You have been around here for quite some time and I trust that you will use the rollback tool responsibly. Remember not to use it in edit wars or content disputes. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 05:38, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I am a reviewer on enwikibooks, which grants me rollback rights on that wiki. I am active on all wikis for 7 months and has made 3500 edits on all wikis. I am patrolling for vandalism on enwiki and simplewiki using SWViewer 1.4. I would like to grant me rollback rights on this wiki. NB: I already requested this right on enwiki and is yet to be reviewed by admins - see [1]. Xeverything11 (talk) 09:40, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

Current requests for transwiki importer


Hello I am moving various templates such as uw and other utility templates and their docs over from the enwiki that we are missing here then simplifying them. With the right, I am hoping to do them much faster. I already hold rollback here and various other rights across other projects. Thank you. Bobherry Talk My Changes 02:43, 10 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How many of these do you expect to do? Also, how are you determining that a template is missing? Not everything that's redlinked or listed as a wanted template is actually needed here. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:55, 10 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lately I have noticed several Level 3 warning templates are missing and also disclosures which is what I have been working on lately. I'll start working on bringing over doc pages tomorrow. Thank you. Regarding how many I will bring over as many as the need be. Bobherry Talk My Changes 03:01, 10 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can you provide examples of these level 3 warning templates? I know some are hidden from twinkle (uw-spam actually goes up to 4) but not every warning needs to go up to level 3 imo. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 03:07, 10 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Some of the templates I plan on bringing over first include Template:Editnotice templates Template:Other category-header templates Template:Protection templates Template:Templates for archiving Template:Wikibreak templates Template:Wikipedia template messages and various others under Category:Wikipedia utility templates and Category:Documentation see also templates among others. Bobherry Talk My Changes 10:15, 10 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would like to also bring over some of the midding WP pages from the enwiki and then simplify them. Bobherry Talk My Changes 16:17, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think it is necessary for you to have transwiki importer. As other users have pointed out in past importer discussions, there are many opportunities for things to go wrong with importer and the way to fix those mistakes is most often page deletion. You don't have access to the delete tool which means if something goes wrong, an admin will have to go and clear a lot of it up. Yhe main reason why I am opposing though is because importer won't be useful in the scenario you've described. The import tool is intended for large tasks where you are importing multiple templates at once. With this it sounds as though you will be going through the one by one and simplifying them. If you are doing that alraedy then you might as well just copy and paste, importer woudl save a minimal amount of time and it's not worth the hassle of granting you the right and the potential dangers etc. --Ferien (talk) 16:35, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Withdrawn for now. Thank you. Bobherry Talk My Changes 23:07, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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