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.

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 03:59:27, 14 February 2016 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I wish to help fight vandalism on the Simple English Wikipedia with rollback permissions. I have rollback on the English Wikipedia already, and I have 4900+ edits there. Liance (talk) 23:18, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Too little experience here on Wikipedia for me to be okay granting it, especially since you've only made two edits here since June and four since February (and 1 of 2 and 2 of 4 were to your user page). Only (talk) 02:02, 12 January 2016 (UTC)


Hi. I would like to request the rollback permission here. I believe that my vandalism reverts can speak for themselves, as well as my caution and AGF beliefs. I think I have the maturity and understanding of Simple to be an asset to the rollback team. Lithorien (talk) 11:45, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, I do not see any problems with your reverts themselves, the one thing I see that is missing when you do them, is a comment to the user on their talk page. Please review user talk page warnings, and start using them when you make your reverts, this will allow editors to learn what they may be doing wrong, and allows for proper documentation if admins need to become involved with the user. Also you have only been active here for just over a month. Please give it another month or two, then feel free to re-apply. You also had asked another admin about their thoughts on the patroller right for you, some may see that as hat collecting, so you may want to limit the requests for advanced rights. Please continue to make constructive edits and reverts, as we need constructive editors. -- Enfcer (talk) 00:38, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Enfcer, for your review of my request. I appreciate your constructive criticism on my reverting and will try to provide more comments, notices, and warnings when I do them. As for your statement on hat collecting, I wasn't aware that it could be seen that way. I do apologize - that is not my intention, but I see where you are coming from. I will do my best to keep being constructive. Again, thank you, and have a good evening. --Lithorien (talk) 00:44, 12 February 2016 (UTC)


I have a already Rollback rights permisions in English Wikipedia.I am requesting the Rollback right because I want to reverting on vandalism.I Let vandalism by twinkle something similar but I need many anti-vandalism tools the Rollback right on simple Wikipedia. CAPTAIN RAJU () 18:23, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done I appreciate you willingness to help with vandalism, but you have only been here about a month, and do not have a lot of edits here. You do hold the rights on En.Wiki, but we do operate bit differently here. Give it a couple of months, of and get acquainted with how things are done here on Simple, and then Re-apply. -- Enfcer (talk) 00:43, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

User:Rubbish computer

I have made over 1,000 edits, have created about 5 articles and multiple redirects and understand the policies of Wikipedia, such as notability (a subject's overall impact on the world), no original research (not combining previously uncombined sources or including one's own research) and neutral point of view (stating points of view without taking a side. Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 14:15, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm not going to say yes or no, because I'm borderline on your case. I will say that the very few articles you have created (actual articles, not redirects or dab pages) were minimal stubs, some of which needed some work. That's not really enough to show that your articles would be in good shape. Whether or not your request is approved, I would recommend that you work on understanding how to fully categorize articles, because that's one thing I saw others doing with the articles you created. I'd be glad to help you learn about that if you want. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:35, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Soon, I think. To practice articles you might pick pages which are ridiculously short on topics or people whose importance merits more. Working them up to a more worthwhile article uses most of the skills of editing. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:24, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
@Macdonald-ross: @Auntof6: Okay, thanks. --Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 23:42, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
@Auntof6, Macdonald-ross: Should the user renew this request, I want to bring to your attention the stats at this link, as well as the fact that the user has new pages patrol and auto-patrolled rights (plus rollbacker right) on EnWiki. With over 50,000 edits (more than 80% of which are mainspace edits), I doubt very much that he would misuse the requested tool here on Simple. (Gosh, why do I feel like I'm casting a support vote at RfA on EnWiki?) Etamni | ✉   04:32, 12 January 2016 (UTC)


I like to Patrol new pages and changes. I am patroller in commons and rollbacker in English wikipedia too. I have created more than 21 pages and this right will help me further to help Simple English Wikipedia. BRPever (talk) 09:57, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You have been editing here less than two days. This Wikipedia does some things differently from others. Some of the things we do can look like vandalism if you aren't familiar with how things are done here. If you're interested, 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. Feel free to look at that and let me know if you have any questions. Besides that, part of what comes with having the patroller right is that your own pages don't have to be patrolled. You might not have noticed, but some of your articles have needed to be copy edited and simplified to meet the requirements for this Wikipedia. Look at what was done, ask any questions you have about it, and use that info in other new pages you create. After you get used to this wiki and have worked here for a while, you can ask again for the patroller right. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:26, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

User:Jeff G.

I would like to Patrol new pages and changes to help keep Simple English Wikipedia clean. I have rollbacker permission and over 300 edits here and the following permissions on other WMF projects: autoreviewer, filemover, ipblock-exempt, reviewer, and rollbacker on English Wikipedia (over 95,000 edits); Image-reviewer, filemover, patroller, rollbacker on Wikimedia Commons (over 13,000 edits); autopatrolled on Wikimedia Meta (over 200 edits); editor, reviewer, and sysop on Test Wikipedia (over 100 edits); and sysop on Wikimedia Outreach.  — Jeff G. ツ 10:56, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
 Done Your help will be appreciated. --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:04, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
@Peterdownunder: Thank you. I am surprised that there is no Autopatrolled right here.   — Jeff G. ツ 16:19, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I thought there was an autopatroller right, so either I have forgotten something or am imagining it. --Peterdownunder (talk) 21:06, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
@Peterdownunder: @Krinkle: There is on English WP. In any case, when I am using m:User:Krinkle/Tools/Real-Time Recent Changes, and I tap "Mark", the edit gets skipped, not marked as patrolled. It works on other projects. :(   — Jeff G. ツ 03:56, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
@Peterdownunder: @Jeff G.:, Are you sure you were tapping "Mark" on something that was currently unpatrolled? (!; red exclamation mark). Remember the Simple Wikipedia project, similar to English Wikipedia, currently only has New Page patrol enabled, not for other edits. I can't reproduce the skipping behaviour you describe. It works for me (permalink, patrol log). Perhaps try again after logging-out and logging-in. This could be a bug in the user right system (not related to my RTRC gadget, but rather the wiki software itself). Krinkle (talk) 23:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
@Peterdownunder: @Krinkle: Ok , it works for a bunch of new pages, but neither marks nor advances when tapped on Template:Deaths in, Wikipedia:TPLATE, and Mexican revolution. I'm sorry, I didn't realize non-newpage edits were not patrollable here.   — Jeff G. ツ 02:22, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
@Peterdownunder, Jeff G.: Autopatrol right is included within patroller here. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:22, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Current requests for importer


I want to download many my images (Geography of Norway)
X mark.svg Not done This is a permission that is only rarely given out and usually for a specific task as it can be quite damaging. And even then it would only be to a long time editor. With your lack of experience here, enough so that you don't realize we don't actually upload images here, I do not believe this is an appropriate request. -DJSasso (talk) 19:25, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

User:Some Gadget Geek

Want to import zh-classical:Template from the Classical Chinese Wikipedia. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 13:03, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Template already exists here. -DJSasso (talk) 02:00, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry if that wasn't clear. I just want to import Template to the Simple Wikipedia under the name Template (disambiguation) and then delete it from the Classical Chinese Wikipedia as it does not belong there but here. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 13:04, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
This is not possible at the moment. The import tool on this wiki does not allow as a valid import source. The only permitted sources are:, en.wikt, en.wikibooks, and en.wikiquote. Chenzw  Talk  13:32, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
I'd want to move the content from that page using the translate tool (click here) but it seems to be down. Any suggestion? << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 13:53, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
I don't think ContentTranslation can be used to translate from the Classical Chinese Wikipedia. I suggest you copy the source of the page and create the page with the text. There isn't any way for us to keep the history of the page. Also, it seems like the page originally came from the English Wikipedia, perhaps you can use the ContentTranslation tool to begin? It seems to work fine for me. --Hydriz (talk) 13:45, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
 Done Thanks. I have done as you said and the page is now created. Now the only thing left to do is, how to request speedy deletion of that page from the Classical Chinese Wikipedia? << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 17:33, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for adminship

None at this time

Current requests for bureaucratship

None at this time

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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