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 03:42:48, 29 April 2017 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I'm rollbacker and pending changes reviewer on enwiki (verify), editor (group with rollback permission) on plwiki (verify) and SWMT member. I'm currently using twinkle to rollback edits here. Thanks. --Zabshk (query) 11:03, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm waiting two days, so I'm pinging online admin @Auntof6:. --Zabshk (query) 09:58, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Around here, things are usually "slower" so a 2 day wait is normal. Based on your record here so far, plus the work on other wikis, I have no problem assigning rollback. Only (talk) 11:25, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. --Zabshk (query) 12:05, 18 April 2017 (UTC)


My record proves that I do a good job, and it would be useful to have the rollback tool. In reference to my previous request, I made that before I fully understood Wikipedia rules and policies. I would be honoured to receive rollback MiloDenn (talk) 13:18, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
YesY Your record justifies the permission. Congratulations! Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:19, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much! MiloDenn (talk) 17:30, 30 March 2017 (UTC)


I'm a rollbacker on en.wikipedia. Though I might not have enough edits on this wiki, I can make wikipedia a better place. See-[1] CopernicusAD (talk) 16:42, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done - While you have the right on, we do like seeing more activity on this wiki, prior to issuing additional rights. Please re-apply, once you have more edit history here -- Enfcer (talk) 03:38, 14 April 2017 (UTC)


Am a vandal cop on the with 6k edits, would like it for when patrolling here, thanks L3X1 (talk) 15:24, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done -- not yet. You've made only three edits here. This Wikipedia does some things differently, and some of those things can be mistaken for vandalism if you're not familiar with them. I have a list of some of those things at User:Auntof6/Things I would like Wikipedia editors to know#Things we do here that might be different from other Wikis. Take a look at that list and do some more work here before asking again. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:08, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
OK, thank you. L3X1 (talk) 02:10, 6 April 2017 (UTC)


For some time now I have been mostly reverting vandalism (besides marking pages for quick deletion). I would like to request the rollback permission to be able to facilitate my task in certain aspects, although Twinkle facilitates a lot my work to have almost the same function as the permission, I think it is not bad to have this tool. I am aware that you should only revert obvious vandalism with this function and use Twinkle to revert editing proofs or other facts that require explaining that in an edition summary, also that it should not be used in editing wars. Thanks. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 02:05, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
@Only: Can you review this request? Regards. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 11:30, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  •  Done Only (talk) 02:01, 19 April 2017 (UTC)


I've made lots of edits reverting vandalism and I have learnt from the previous mistakes I have made. I'll use the feature to strengthen and develop Simple Wikipedia. Purple Lamborghini1738 11:29, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
This user just marked three correct stub articles for deletion as nonsense. Seems pretty careless to me... -- (talk) 11:45, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Please see my talk page for more about this tagging discussion.--Crasstun (talk | contributions) 11:47, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Where instead of acknowledging their mistake, Trunzep has made a pompous and unexplained demand for their edits to be left alone. -- (talk) 11:52, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. I'm concerned that in the last couple of hours you've made this incorrect revert (and didn't warn/discuss with the user who made it) and also incorrectly reverted vandalism here. Considering these are 2 of the 16 edits you've made in the last few hours, I'm not granting rollback at this time. Only (talk) 23:32, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Mahn the Derek edit was reverted by accident. The discussing one I am a High School student and I have limited time for that. Actually, I warn users in order. Please reconsider your decision. Regards --Purple Lamborghini1738 23:44, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

If you have limited time to discuss/warn users, then you should definitely not be using the rollback tool. Only (talk) 00:08, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
I agree with User:Only, both on the concerns about inappropriate reverts and on leaving warnings. If you are reverting vandalism, whether by using rollback or in some other way, you need to be leaving warning messages for the users whose changes you revert. If you use Twinkle, it's very quick to leave a warning. If you don't leave warnings, the other users won't know what was wrong with their changes, and the admins won't be able to take action If they have multiple bad edits. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:52, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I would like to try this patrolling. —Neotarf (talk) 01:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Why? What do you think the job of patrolling includes? --Auntof6 (talk) 02:22, 29 April 2017 (UTC)


Whilst content creation was never my strongest point, I think my recent article creations have been satisfactory and I would like to help out patrolling where I can. Druddigon (talk | contributions) 21:53, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
@Crasstun: Since you have apparently renamed yourself again, please update this request with your current name if you would still like this right. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:25, 29 April 2017 (UTC)


Creating numerous pages, mainly location. Pages are almost always good to go at this point, without need for any changes. --Tbennert (talk) 16:56, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
I agree to this proposal. Wwikix (talk) 09:33, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
 Done If you choose to patrol new pages, please be sure to make sure they're in good shape before marking them as patrolled, or add any maintenance tags that are needed. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:00, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

User:Some Gadget Geek

Short reason for wanting permission to go along with my rollback rights. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 15:02, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
 Done as your changes do not need regular checking. But for the record rollback and patroller are different skill sets - one is recognising vandalism and dealing with it, the other shows an understanding of the layout and content needed for a good page and knowing how to correct them if necessary. As with all extra tools, please use carefully and do not be afraid to ask questions.--Peterdownunder (talk) 12:29, 6 December 2016 (UTC)


I am an experienced user who is familiar with Wikipedia's policies on BLPs, reliability and notability. Having this right would help me in patrolling pages on this Wiki Oluwa2Chainz (talk) 23:57, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done - Unfortunately, I don't think that Auntof6's earlier concerns have been sufficiently addressed yet. Chenzw  Talk  15:02, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Current requests for importer


I'd like to import Template:Routemap and its dependencies over from enwiki so that it can replace the older {{BS-table}} template. Jc86035 (talkcontribs) 10:48, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
We don't normally give importer for a small number of imports. I've imported the main template, its doc page, and the Routemap module. Is anything else needed? --Auntof6 (talk) 21:14, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Probably just Template:Pre, Template:Bsq, Template:PAGENAMETDOC and Template:TemplateData header for the documentation. Thanks! Jc86035 (talkcontribs) 15:52, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

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