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 15:15:19, 23 March 2018 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

None at this time


Planned to watch Recent Changes, and revert vandalism easily, I is also using Twinkle, which also reverts vandalism easily, like rollback. Psl85 Talk 06:51, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Rollbacker's comment - as a sockpuppet and your imminent blocking at en.wikipedia, the community won't trust you unless you clearly show that you won't mess around with the tool.See here--DJ Perez ( - ) 07:08, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

I will try to requesting to being unblocked at en wilipedia, because I did not use multiple accounts. Psl85 Talk 07:18, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
I trust Checkuser activities and as a Computer student, they obviously traced your account to have been linked to either diff. accounts or I.P addresses that do these destructive activities. Your ratio of being unblocked is 0:100 --DJ Perez ( - ) 07:36, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
@It'zDJPerez: Since you are not an admin, please do not comment on whether a user will be given rights. It is up to the reviewing admin to decide what weight to give to a user's activities on other sites. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:24, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done You've been here less than a week and have not established a track record that warrants giving you any rights. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:23, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I am a experienced user and I have created nine good articles of Wikipedia. None of these articles were deleted. I would like to be a patrolled and I can be trusted with this right as I created almost ten good articles that don't need patrolling. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 21:37, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
I generally don't give this right out without an editor being around for a year or more, but another admin might so I will leave the request here. -DJSasso (talk) 11:14, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Not yet. For about a year of the user's time here, they were under an indefinite block. That time can't be counted as experience. The new articles mentioned were all about railway stations. When you find a format that works for a particular topic, it's easy to produce multiple articles based on it; that's not a good test of how much patrolling a user's articles need. I'd want to see more of a track record, and with different types of articles. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:34, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Sorry I should have been more clear, I meant clean editing after the blocking. -DJSasso (talk) 11:38, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

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