Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests

Administrator / Bureaucrat / Checkuser / Oversighter


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.
  • 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.


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 17:45:51, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I was going to wait for a bit longer before applying for rollback but considering the recent spate of obvious vandalism e.g. this I thought I'd bring it forward. I understand the rollback policy and my contributions, IMHO, show the ability to distinguish good and bad faith edits. It would also be helpful in situations like this, this and this where concurrent edits are vandalism in that I could revert them with one click instead of selecting the last good revision. StraussInTheHouse (talk) 22:06, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I am not going to outright reject this as maybe other admins don't have the same concerns as myself. But you have only been here a very short time, its not that you aren't doing decent work, but in total you have less than 150 edits here so its hard to make a judgement call. I suggest you keep doing what you are doing, use undo to to revert vandalism for now and we can revisit this a bit once you have been here a bit longer. That being said if another admin disagrees that is cool too. -DJSasso (talk) 13:15, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I was thinking the same thing. This Wikipedia does some things differently, and some users have mistakenly reverted them as vandalism. (I keep a list of the ones I've seen trip people up here.) Keep up your good work, though, and I'm sure you can get this right later. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:59, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure, in which case I'll withdraw and re-apply a bit later. Thanks for the advice. StraussInTheHouse (talk) 21:26, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

User:The Dales of Glendale

In the realively short amount of time that I’ve been here, I’ve engaged myself heavily in anti-vandalism work. I’ve already made close to 600 total edits in all namespaces (including deleted edits to pages that I flagged for deletion) because of this. While I can already revert vandalism with ease using Twinkle’s rollback feature, sometimes this can be slow for vandal edits that added a crap ton of bytes to a page, since it still has a delay before finishing reverting, and restore revision /standard rollback require a confirmation. I therefore think that MediaWiki rollback will only further me in my vandal fighting work, since it also enables access to tools like Huggle and Stiki, I believe. —Glendales 19:31, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: @Djsasso: —Glendales 19:34, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You recently were in a near edit war when you twice reverted the addition of an image with a caption, when there was actually no problem with either. You've been active here only about a week and have gotten several warnings and requests to stop things you were doing. I'd need a longer and better track record before granting you any rights. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:43, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
I would have responded the same. -DJSasso (talk) 19:46, 2 January 2018 (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

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