Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests

Administrator / Bureaucrat / Checkuser / Oversighter


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 by default 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.
Image uploads are not allowed, this should only be requested for uploading other media (such as audio clips)


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 Simple Talk. 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 14:35:51, 4 July 2022 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

None at this time

Current requests for patroller


Hello admins! I want to request you to grant me the patroller user rights. I have been editing Simple English wikipedia for more than one year. I am familiar with the wikipedia policy and guidelines now. I have 17,000 plus edits and 700+ articles created here (most of which are the first creations of Simple English wiki, I mean those we're not there in Regular English Wikipedia before). Simultaneously, I am editing Regular English Wikipedia, Meitei wikipedia as well as Fiji Hindi wikipedia, creating lots of articles. To be honest, in the past, sometimes, I created poorly sourced articles but I have updated and developed them into well sourced articles now. And in some cases, I developed Simple English Wikipedia articles much much better than Regular English Wikipedia articles. One example was Panthoibi (well! I have developed the Regular English equivalent article later too, you can see by checking the edit history of both the articles). Loktak Folklore Museum, one of the articles I created here (first time creation, I mean "not copied" from Regular English Wikipedia), was selected for the Wikipedia translation of the week: 2022-08. It's a matter of pride for simple English Wikipedians because articles from this wiki are rarely selected for the global weekly translation program. Please grant me the patroller user rights so that I could start patrolling edits done by others for a constructive perspective of this wiki! Regards! --Haoreima (talk) 12:44, 27 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done @Haoreima Thank you for your work here and for wanting to help. On this wiki, the patroller right includes autopatrol. Articles created by a user with that right do not have to be patrolled. I looked at some of the articles you created most recently and they do need to be patrolled, at least for grammar. So at this time I will not give you patroller rights, even though your work here is appreciated. -- Auntof6 (talk) 18:18, 27 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


I am requesting the patroller rights, as I once had them, as part of my vandalism fighting, so that I would find them quickly and be able to flag for QD instead of having to monitor the recent changes page or bot channel which transmits all changes. An example I found today was after Eptalon deleted called List of People Who Lick a Flashlight it was recreated again and the only reason I found it is because someone added a name to it so it showed changes to the page but not the creation. I think having this right-back would be very helpful in preventing these types of pages from polluting the wiki. It was removed from me a while back by Auntof6 for abusing my tools and subsequently getting a 6-month block for the all-around behavior I exhibited at the time. Since I have been back, I have been extremely careful in the use of rollback and the comments I leave and have been very helpful to new users before blasting them with warnings. Thank you for you consideration. Please ping me as I do not keep this page on my watch list. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 02:34, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done On this wiki, the patroller right includes auto-patrol, which means that articles you create wouldn't need to be patrolled. You haven't created enough articles recently (none since September last year) to show whether they need patrolling. Please ask again when you have created a number of good articles. -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:07, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Auntof6 While it may contain that right as well, I do not normally create articles as I am too busy with vandalism and going through the change logs and fixing all that is wrong with the articles. I do not feel this should be the only factor in the decision as I asked for it so I can get to new pages created by users and get them handled faster as the bot lists every single change made (unless the user is on the white list, like myself). I had also asked for someone to ping me as this is not a page on my watch list. Thank you. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 22:54, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: I still decline. The fact that you don't normally create articles (or other pages, because it applies to those, too) doesn't mean that you never create them or won't create them in the future. -- Auntof6 (talk) 23:09, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Auntof6 ok thanks PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 23:11, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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