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 21:16:08, 8 December 2021 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I am primarily requesting the rollback feature because I am currently being targeted by an IP vandal, who most recently created a User draft under my name, copied from a draft I made on Wikipedia. (See my talk page for details.) I am a new page reviewer on Wikipedia and already have the feature there. 1 2 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Citrivescence (talkcontribs) 22:51, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done No history here to justify it and you don't have the flag on en.wikipedia either so unfortunately I can't give it to you. -Djsasso (talk) 11:55, 3 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I am requesting the rollback permission because I would like to deal with vandalism easily other than reverting. I have experience using Twinkle and use it often. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kolva (talkcontribs) 23:00, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done Would like to see a bit more history first. -Djsasso (talk) 12:03, 3 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi. I probably don't need this urgently but I do occasionally deal with vandalism and have reverted it a few times and it might be handy to have an extra tool at my disposal. Blissyu2 (talk) 07:36, 9 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
There must be an idea behind what group(s) of wikipedians get the rollback tool. I have looked thru the last month's history of Blissyu2, and I can not see how anyone will have a big benefit of putting the tool in the hands of Blissyu2. Maybe it's better to leave things, the way they are for now. (talk) 10:45, 9 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done Not really a history of dealing with vandalism that can give me an idea on if you should be granted the tool. -Djsasso (talk) 15:15, 10 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Fair enough. I've only done it like 10 times here. I did it a lot more times on EN Wiki, of course, but that was a long time ago. Blissyu2 (talk) 16:12, 10 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I want rollback rights to revert vandalism. My understanding is that this may be faster than Twinkle in some circumstances. I have no history of edit warring (though I've never been involved in a bitter content dispute) and can revert vandalism competently. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kent2121 (talkcontribs) 06:55, 14 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done You've been editing here less than a day. Even if you have more history of reverting vandalism on another wiki, Simple English Wikipedia is different enough that I'd want to see quite a bit more dealing with vandalism before granting rights here. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:08, 14 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I revert high amount of vandalism and so I am requesting rollback rights. It would be easier to revert vandalism with rollback rights because I will have access to a large number of anti vandalism tools. So please grant me the rights. Update! See my revision history. [1] I recently seeing the new changes section and I have notice with vandalism, nonsense edits, and edit warring. reverting IP vandal edit on every page. So I prefer to update changes on new changes section. -- Kent2121 (talkcontribs) 03:19, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done I don't feel comfortable granting rollback rights because you have not reverted very much vandalism since Auntof6 declined your request. Also on the English Wikipedia you are currently blocked and you made quite a few disruptive edits there like this (linked) and this (linked). Personally I would recommend requesting in at least a few months when you have much more anti-vandalism experience and you can prove you have learnt from the mistakes you have made on enwiki. Thanks, --Ferien (talk) 09:08, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I am a SWMT member and performed a lot of revert here. A rollback flag will enable me to use "smart rollback" tool to rollback all or a large sum of edit done by one user, and it is really helpful or situation like this special:contribs/Tiny_chungus_5.0, so I am here to request for this flag. Thanks! Stang 01:08, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Nearly 2 months of activity on this wiki, and has the tool on another project. A review of the user's reverts shows they are good, so I am comfortable granting the tool at this time.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 16:55, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I am requesting edit Undo and edit Rollback rights because I have seen an article with four recent vandalist edits by two editors. I have made 43,000 edits including vandalism reversions over 17 years in various Wikipedia languages and in Wikimedia Commons, and have had Undo and Rollback rights in those other wikis for probably more than 15 years. Thank you. O'Dea (talk) 02:35, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done Sorry I'm not seeing enough undos or edits here for me to give you rollback. You have only made one undo here and that was reverting an incorrect Bot revert. Please come back later once you have more anti vandalism experience here. Thanks. --Ferien (talk) 13:03, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I would like to (at least partially) start patrolling recent changes in this wiki, as well as enwiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AssumeGoodWraith (talkcontribs) 10:29, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi. I would like to request the rollback rights again. I have used the rollback and most importantly, I know its use. My previous request was declined but I do feel I have sufficient experience to handle the tool now and it would really be useful to combat the vandalism. For clarity's sake, I am currently CU blocked on en-WP but I am not involved in the sockpuppetry anymore. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you! --Hulged (talk) 06:24, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Current requests for patroller


I have been reviewing and tagging many new pages, and I have a lot of experience on Wikipedia. I think this would be a great tool for me. Mwiqdoh (talk) 04:03, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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