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.
  • Importer is a user who has use of the import tool to move pages here from other projects.

Adding a new request


You must be an active member of Simple English Wikipedia, preferably with some experience in reverting vandalism. Once autoconfirmed, admins/rollbackers from other projects can be granted rollback without these requirements. (If you are an admin or rollbacker from another project, please inform us of this in your request.)

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.


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 00:22:43, 28 August 2015 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I've just begun to make contributions to this Wikipedia project (so if I need to demonstrate more activity here before being granted this flag, I completely understand). I currently have rollback rights on my English Wikipedia account, and I'd like to use the rollback flag to assist with reverting vandalism here as well. If the granting administrator has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Cheers. ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 12:45, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Not yet, Oshwah. Your changes are good, but you haven't done very much here yet and haven't been working on this Wiki very long. There are some things that are done differently here from the way they're done on other Wikipedias, and some of those things can look like vandalism if you're not familiar with them. I listed some of them here, but there are probably others. I recommend spending time to get familiar with the differences here, keep doing anti-vandalism work, and even do some content work to show that you understand how to work here. After that, you can ask again for the rollback right. In the meantime, feel free to ask any questions you have. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:13, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
HA! No worries, Auntof6. I figured that you'd want to see some contributions out of me before giving out any permissions. Rollback would have just made life easier since it would have allowed me to use Huggle to keep an eye on things. No worries; there are other ways :-) I appreciate the link that you sent me. It has a lot of random things that are good to know. I've already noticed quite a bit of differences with this project compared to, but nothing that's "horribly scary" or something you can't get used to. With some careful eyes, double-checking of policy, and the asking of help from others, I'm sure I'll get used to everything pretty quickly. Again, I appreciate your response and your helpful guidance. It's a pleasure to meet you, and happy editing. ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 21:34, 16 August 2015 (UTC)


It has been about 15 months since my rollback rights were removed. In that time I have improved my vandal fighting skills. I have learned from were I went wrong last time and I have a much better understanding of when to use the rollback tool and when it is more appropriate to use the twinkle rollback or the undo button. I also re-requested this tool in July 2014 but it was declined because of recent vandalism on the English Wikipedia. I no longer vandalise the English Wikipedia and it has been a sometime since I last caused problems there so now I believe I can be trusted with this tool. — This unsigned comment was added by Druddigon (talk • changes) at 21:14, 8 August 2015‎ (UTC).

User:Rubbish computer

I understand the difference between edits that need reverting when editors may have been acting in good faith, and deliberate vandalism. I have read and understand the guidelines concerning rollbacking. I have made more than 250 edits concerning recent changes, including welcoming IPs and registered users who edit constructively, reverting both good faith and deliberately disruptive edits, warning IPs and registered users who make disruptive edits or otherwise explaining if they were acting in good faith, and reporting to Vandalism in Progress (once, following vandalism aftera final warning.) --Rubbish computer (talk) 12:29, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

May I request Patroller rights as kindly suggested by Rus793? Thanks. Sincerely, --Michael Romanov (talk) 17:45, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

 Done --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 18:22, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Patroller and Rollback Request


Short reason for wanting permission: Read Below the Summary NikeThyrsus (talk) 19:49, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

This is my Real username Webpage, i am not sure and i have no idea why i am marked in a Red starter nickname here and without a user page , please visit my real page:

My request Summary: Hello , I am Nick Otmazgin , a 27 years old from israel , i have been on wikipedia for a few days now and i have made various and numerous contributions , attributions , support , reverts , rollbacks , articles , I am a profound user familiar and recognized with the copyrights and policies i have a lot of spare and free time and willing to dedicate it to improve Wikipedia , i speak fluently 7 different languages , my English level is superb and excellent , i am a great editor and reviewer / patroller , i am always aware and follow the changes on Wikipedia using different application essential utilities and tools for example:WPCleaner or Vandal Fighter 3.5b or AutoWikiBrowser and a various variety of other tools , i appreciate Wikipedia and dedicating a lot of my time so far to improve help and support it , i also issued quite a lot of Warnings using the Multi-level templates to a Vandalizing users , i just want the right permissions to access and be able to do and contribute much more than i can now with the right privileges i can do an astounding Moderation and please a second Request! please if i do not pass Can i Be Granted with at least a rollback or official Patrol Access and Privilege with an option to block? , it's possible to give me even a rollback and patrol without a block option! i just request and want to be official to do more then i do now , i tried to request a rollback on the official request page but it tells me to wait 4 days and 10 edits, you will be able to edit semi-protected pages tomorrow will be my 4th day But please as an admin can you Grant and fulfill my requests and also add me to confirmed users i am intending to enforce the Wikipedia official guidelines and policies , Be Active in patrolling and reviewing general maintenance and monitoring All around Moderation , Thank you , Nick Otmazgin , i am close to 300 or more edits in 3 days! as An Administrator i am letting you know :] Approve my Request to use a rollback and patroller please! you can also visit my user page and see my userboxes and how i am well fitted and incorporated and a partaking involvement participant You wont Regret.Nick Otmazgin This is my Real username Webpage i am not sure where i am marked in Red here and without a user page visit my real page:

--NikeThyrsus (talk) 19:49, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

I am inclined to think that the manner of your request shows that you do not yet know enough about this wiki. You don't know why you have a red userpage? We are quite slow to give patrolling rights, possibly because our wiki is so very different to En wiki. To be effective in that role a person must really know our wiki. I hope you carry on editing, and eventually someone may give you the rights. Macdonald-ross (talk) 21:00, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Also requested for AWB on enwiki. All the editor does on enwiki is typo correcting, which means he doesn't need rollback or patroller.--ABCDEFAD 21:50, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
You, an Administrator??? Where???--ABCDEFAD 21:52, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You have made fewer than a dozen edits here, all of which are on this page. Your user account here was just created today. You don't seem to understand that this is a separate Wikipedia from English Wikipedia (where your user account was created only two days ago). Before granting any rights -- patroller, rollbacker, or any others -- we want to see users making good contributions for quite a while to show that they understand how Simple English Wikipedia works. Simple English Wikipedia (the one you are reading here) does some things differently, and it takes time to understand them. If you'd like to have some rights here, do some content work for at least a few months or so and then ask again. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:51, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for importer

None at this time

Current requests for adminship

None at this time

Current requests for bureaucratship

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Current requests for checkusership

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Current requests for oversight

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Current requests for removal of rights

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