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 22:07:49, 8 October 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).
 Done. I reviewed a random selection of reverts and they all looked fine to me, so I think you're good to go. Please read WP:ROLL again and remember to only rollback vandalism. -Mh7kJ (talk) 19:32, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much I'll be sure to read the policy carefully.--Druddigon (talk) 20:24, 2 September 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)
 Done. Prolific vandal fighter, reverts look good. Please have a look at WP:ROLL. -Mh7kJ (talk) 19:56, 2 September 2015 (UTC)


I've returned to request rollback permissions on this sister project. I've performed vandal fighting and nominated articles for QD after being rejected the first time. My main English Wikipedia account is where I perform the bulk of my contributions, although I have been watching changes here too. The rollback permission will allow me to easily fix vandalism here. If the granting administrator has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Cheers. ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 08:29, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
 Done Looks good to me. Please take a look at WP:ROLL for a refresher. Chenzw  Talk  15:05, 19 September 2015 (UTC)


I'm a rollbacker on enwiki, there was a recent vandalism spree (blatantly deliberate factual errors + trolling) by, and I believe rollback could have made the process much quicker, even though I did get the help of stewards and JAaron95. (I'm also aware I don't meet the 200 edit requirement on this wiki, although I don't see an edit count requirement on this wiki for rollback, so I suppose it's worth a try by requesting. Kethrus (talk) 08:27, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
 Done. Yes, I noticed your work. Please look at (or re-read) WP:ROLL. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:48, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I want to patroll and write the pages about Årdal, Norway
X mark.svg Not done Get some experience here first and you will be granted this. Things with a lot differently on this wiki than some others. -DJSasso (talk) 19:25, 23 September 2015 (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)

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