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 20:43:05, 27 June 2017 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


Would like to use when an article has multiple changes by the same user. Tbennert (talk) 15:10, 27 June 2017 (UTC)


I usually work on en.wikipedia but I want to use Huggle to stop vandalism here too. Guanaco (talk) 04:06, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
@Guanaco: Guanaco, you do not have to have rollback to use Huggle on this wiki. BarrelRoller (talk) 07:11, 11 June 2017 (UTC) Ah, I did a test revert and it worked. I had problems before on a different wiki, and I made a silly assumption about "software-rollback" setting. Everything looks like it works now. Thanks for replying. Guanaco (talk) 07:28, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
I caught some vandalism at Ozymandias with Huggle. It went to software rollback and didn't work. I reverted and warned the person by hand. Guanaco (talk) 05:55, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You haven't done much mainspace work here recently (only 5 article edits in the last year+). This wiki does some things differently, and some of those things can look like vandalism if you don't understand them. (You can see a list of some of those differences here.) Do some more work here, especially anti-vandalism before you ask again. You also need to be more careful sometimes when reverting vandalism: your change to International Space Station reverted some vandalism, but not all the vandalism that had been done.--Auntof6 (talk) 07:10, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I am an experienced patroller in Chinese Wikipedia. I want to make contributions to Simple English Wikipedia. The yellow background of the unpatrolled pages in Special:NewPages will help me to do my job more efficiently after I become a patroller. I use WP:Twinkle to do the job. You can check my User Group, Patrol Log and Quick Delect Log in Chinese Wikipedia. --dqwyy (talk) from zhwiki 10:30, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for importer

None at this time

Current requests for adminship


Eurodyne (talkchangescountlogspage movesblock logemail)

End date: 19:12, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Eurodyne is a valuable user that consistently stands out to me for his outstanding counter-vandalism work and contributions to the project. He has been an administrator on Wikidata since January 2015, and a global rollbacker since March 2016, demonstrating experience and proficiency with both toolsets. He was also an administrator on the Simple English Wiktionary for some time. While he was previously known as a slightly immature sockmaster and a hat collector, he has since changed into a very respectable, mature member indeed with a clean track record ever since. To me, this indicates superb dedication to the project. For reference, these incidents were more than 2 years ago, and I am confident that Eurodyne can be trusted with the role. To me, he stands as a very promising candidate for the bit, and one that would certainly be a benefit to the project! Good luck to him, should he accept this nomination! --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 19:12, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Candidate's acceptance: Thank you for the nomination Caliburn. I've been an editor here since 2014. Since my last request, I've accumulated more experience by frequently and actively editing and participating in the handful of community discussion that simplewiki has. I usually patrol recent changes by idling in the #cvn-simplewikis IRC channel and in my free time complete various maintenance tasks. If I'm granted the admin bit, I'd like to continue my patrolling work by taking care of QD requests and requests at WP:VIP. Thank you for your consideration! eurodyne (talk) 19:43, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Optional questions for the nominee

Adding some standard questions that I ask admin nominees. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:16, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

  • What admin work do you intend to participate in?
  • What administrative actions have you seen that you would have handled differently, and what would you have done? (It's OK if it was something I did!)
  • What areas of admin work do you feel most ready to handle? What areas do you feel least ready to handle? Are there any areas you prefer not to handle at all?
  • When do you think pages should be protected? When should they not be protected? Answer for both semi-protection and full protection.
Hi Auntof6. As I've mentioned in my acceptance statement, I would like to continue my RC patrol and use the admin tools to further help me fight vandalism. I feel ready to attend to requests at WP:VIP and Category:Quick deletion requests as I have experience in this part of the wiki as a non-admin. I will help users at WP:AN with various tasks and will take appropriate action for requests listed at WP:RFD. As an administrator on Wikidata, I'm very familiar with the admin tools, but prefer to stay away from any complex JavaScript or similar. As I've mentioned in my last request, I don't particularly disagree with any administrative actions that I've seen here. However, I feel that admins should pay more attention to areas such as WP:RFP and Category:Requests for unblock. Sometimes those requests can get backlogged a bit. As for protection of pages, semi-protection can be placed on an article that is receiving a lot of vandalism and the vandalism is being hard to keep up with. Semi-protection is not needed for high pages that get vandalized frequently but can be easily reverted (The Simple English Wikipedia has many RC patrollers to take care of that). Full protection can be placed on an article in times of an edit war (which I have not witnessed here) or to prevent abuse of the talk page by blocked users. eurodyne (talk) 02:18, 27 June 2017 (UTC)


  1. Support As nom. --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 19:12, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support You all clearly need some more active admins, and Eurodyne's edits and (more recent) behaviour are exactly what we should expect from an administrator on any WMF project -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 19:33, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Support User quite active in the combat of vandalism and marked to delete vandal or out of the project scope pages. It will do a good job with the administrative tools. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 19:55, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Support We would really love to have Eurodyne as an admin. Angela Maureen (talk) 21:00, 26 June 2017 (UTC)



Indeed I did, it was rather a poor attempt at dramatic effect. :) --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 21:42, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

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