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 05:56:45, 9 December 2016 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

User:Some Gadget Geek

I have done a fair amount of counter-vandalism work across several wikis and would like rollback to let me use tools like Huggle to speed up the pace. Thanks for your consideration. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 05:01, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
 Done Please use wisely.--Peterdownunder (talk) 21:12, 19 November 2016 (UTC)


Hey! I will be of great help to revert obvious vandalism especially in The Recent Changes and New Pages. I would be really happy and privilaged if you gave me the feature. Thank you Purple Lamborghini1738 09:31, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
I will have to decline giving the right at this point of time, and suggest you try again some time after early-December. There were a few reverts which I don't consider to be reverting vandalism: Special:Diff/5527128, Special:Diff/5529496. Low quality or misinformed edits should not be considered as vandalism. Please be more careful and remember to assume good faith, that is, assume first that other editors (registered or anonymous) are here to help improve the encyclopedia. Chenzw  Talk  17:12, 17 November 2016 (UTC)


Hi ! can you give me rollbacker rights because I need tools for revert quickly vandalism, work than I do often on recents changes. Tools are for me important because they reduise time for undo a bad edit one after one. With 700 edits here, I am already patrol and rollbacker on Vikidia you can see my contributions and patrol on French Wikipedia. Thanks Apipo1907 (talk) 14:50, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
I spot checked your anti-vandalism work, and it looked OK. The concern I have is that many of your quick deletion requests have specified that the pages were vandalism, when they really weren't (they were more along the lines of test pages). It might just be that you aren't very familiar with all the QD options, or maybe it's that your English just needs improving so that you can evaluate things better, but I'm concerned that you might see something similar in a change and roll it back as vandalism. The rollback function is to be used only for real vandalism, and I'm not sure you can reliably recognize it. As for your experience on Vikidia, to me that isn't relevant here.
I'm on the fence here, so I'm going to leave it to the other admins. I just wanted to voice the one concern. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:07, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Auntof6 you said in my first application that QD had nothing to do with the rollback . Remember, we are here in a bid Rollbacker and not of sysop, the Rollbacker tools only allow revoke, as quickly as possible vandalism. In this they are to be given to those involved in the maintenance of the wiki Apipo1907 (talk) 15:28, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. You miss the point she was making. She is saying if you are saying stuff is vandalism when it isn't, it goes to show you don't know what vandalism is, and thus should not have roll back tools because you might rollback something as vandalism that is not vandalism. I have to concur that she and the others who have denied before are correct. -DJSasso (talk) 16:55, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
 (change conflict)  I said that about the log. The log doesn't show the qd reason you gave, or whether the admin agreed with that reason. My comment is based on what I've seen when processing qd requests. I'm not saying that the pages you nominated needed to be kept. I'm saying that I think we need to be careful and accurate when we call something vandalism because that can affect how the editor who wrote a page is perceived. I do think you can learn to identify vandalism properly, though. When a page you nominated gets deleted, do you check to see if the admin used the reason you gave? When I delete a page that you qd'd as vandalism, if I change the reason I will try to remember to explain why I changed it. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:02, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
User:FockeWulf FW 190

FockeWulf FW 190 (talkchangescountlogspage movesblock logemail)

Hi, I wish to request the permission for Rollback rights.
I currently am a Rollbacker on the English Wikipedia and wish to have Rollbacker rights on the Simple English Wikipedia to help revert vandalism.
I wish to help improve and add more content on the Simple English Wikipedia and have the rights to revert vandalism quickly and efficiently.
FockeWulf FW 190 (talk) 19:11, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You've only been working on this Wikipedia for a few days, and I don't see any anti-vandalism work that you've done here. Some things are done differently on this Wikipedia, and some of those differences can look like vandalism if you aren't familiar with the practices here. Besides that, some of the changes you have done are contrary to our practices, such as removing links to non-existent pages. Take some time to get to know how things are different here before asking for rights. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:53, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

User:Some Gadget Geek

Short reason for wanting permission to go along with my rollback rights. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 15:02, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
 Done as your changes do not need regular checking. But for the record rollback and patroller are different skill sets - one is recognising vandalism and dealing with it, the other shows an understanding of the layout and content needed for a good page and knowing how to correct them if necessary. As with all extra tools, please use carefully and do not be afraid to ask questions.--Peterdownunder (talk) 12:29, 6 December 2016 (UTC)


I am an experienced user who is familiar with Wikipedia's policies on BLPs, reliability and notability. Having this right would help me in patrolling pages on this Wiki Oluwa2Chainz (talk) 23:57, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done - Unfortunately, I don't think that Auntof6's earlier concerns have been sufficiently addressed yet. Chenzw  Talk  15:02, 29 September 2016 (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