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 11:15:10, 16 December 2017 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I am a rollbacker, pending changes reviewer, new page patroller, extended autoconfirmed on English Wikipedia. I frequently come on this wiki to rollback vandalism edits using Twinkle, which is good but difficult when dealing with them while no sysops are present. Thank you for taking the time to read this request. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays! Zppix (talk) 14:55, 14 December 2017 (UTC)


I am a rollbacker and new page patroller on the English Wikipedia.[1] I've been here for 2 weeks, with about 500 edits so far. The majority of those edits are reverting vandalism. I started User:Adotchar/WikiProject Revitalize which is helping to get ORES support in recent changes to fight vandalism. Rollback permissions will be very helpful in ensuring that vandals edits don't stay for long. Adotchar| reply here 01:45, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done --Eurodyne (talk) 03:47, 12 December 2017 (UTC)


I am a rollbacker and regular recent changes patroller on the English Wikipedia. I have recently joined Adotchar's WikiProject Revitalize and have been classifying edits for ORES, and since been reverting vandalism on this project as well. I believe that rollback rights will help me in reverting vandalism more effectively. Darylgolden (talk) 04:43, 11 December 2017 (UTC)


Since I've been contributing daily for about a month, I regularly check New changes and My changes to pick up the flow of activity here at Simplewp. Just now I encountered my first real need for Rollbacking: the Thorny devil, a frequently vandalized page which I undertook a week ago to improve and expand, had a sequence of five vandalism edits by an IP user (meanwhile rolled back by User:Adotchar, whose newly posted WikiProject "Revitalize" I've joined). So I'd appreciate adding Rollback to my User toolkit and promise to perform according to the guidelines. Thanks for your consideration. -- Deborahjay (talk) 19:49, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done - --Peterdownunder (talk) 21:39, 1 December 2017 (UTC)


I patrol recent changes constantly from the IRC and the special page, I think think that having the flag would allow me to perform this task more efficiently. I'm a rollbacker on Spanish Wikipedia and Wikidata, so I have experience with the flag. Esteban messages 19:21, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done - Please make sure to consistently warn the editor, when you revert vandalism. --Enfcer (talk) 02:44, 9 November 2017 (UTC)


As a (relatively) experienced user of this Wiki, I have spent quite a large amount of time working on vandalism and undoing bad changes made across the site. It's not what I originally intended doing, but it's become part of my work. I recently encountered edits which required rollback, and while trying to use Twinkle's RB facility, discovered it doesn't do what I thought it did. Discussion with User:Auntof6 led me to understand that rolling back more than one edit in a row requires the Rollback permission, which is why I am applying for it. I am getting the hang of issuing warnings for different things, and learning to put things in the right place. I hold myself responsible now for any edits I screw up :) DaneGeld (talk) 17:14, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
 Done Don't be afraid to ask questions or seek advice. --Peterdownunder (talk) 21:13, 31 October 2017 (UTC)


I am an experienced and regular user of wiki. I have the experience in reverting vandal edits in Wikidata (I am a "Rollbacker" in Wikidata <verify>). I have a huge amount of anti-vandal edits. I am fighting against vandalism here for many days. I undid vandal edit by clicking "undo" but in case of reverting many vandal edits in a page, it become a hard work to undo those edits. So I am requesting "Rollback" permision here, so that I can revert vandal edits more easily. T@hmid02016 (talk) 11:45, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
 On hold I am inclined to grant the right especially since you have it on another wiki, but there is one thing I don't see that I would like to see. We prefer to give user warnings. Please look at Talk Page User Warnings. I will review this in a couple of days after you have a chance to look at the templates, and start using them. -- Enfcer (talk) 22:05, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice. I will start to use those template to warn users. I think you will give me the permission.

T@hmid02016 (talk) 01:47, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done While you have started to use the warning templates, you are not using them consistently, which is what is expected here. Please use them more consistently and then re-apply. -- Enfcer (talk) 22:21, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
 Reopened After further review, you have over the last week consistently reverted and warned users more appropriately.  Done Please continue to warn users appropriately, and only use rollback for true vandalism. Any other reverts please use another method to undo the edits. -- Enfcer (talk) 02:51, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Jon Kolbert

I patrol changes in the cvn channel when I can, rollback would be useful for this task. Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:01, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
 Done --Auntof6 (talk) 05:28, 22 October 2017 (UTC)


I have rollback rights at English Wikipedia and actively revert vandalism or otherwise unconstructive edits. Sometimes I come here as well, either for edits in this wiki or dealing with a cross-wiki abuse. Currently I use Twinkle here but occasionally it takes a long time to load, so I think the rollback tool along with Twinkle (for user warnings) or Huggle (rollback + warning altogether) should be more efficient. Thanks in advance. PlyrStar93 (talk) 02:04, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
 Done --Eurodyne (talk) 03:32, 11 October 2017 (UTC)


I am very active at enwiki, with thousands of anti-vandalism edits and have been checking recent changes here every so often. I usually prefer the combination of navigational popups and rollback instead of Twinkle's interface which I find unintuitive and slow, so I think I would find rollback helpful here. Thanks for your consideration –72 (talk) 15:55, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
 Done Only (talk) 21:45, 10 October 2017 (UTC)


This is my first time requesting rollback, so bear with me. I believe that I have sufficient anti-vandalism experience, since a large portion of my changes are reverting vandalism and warning users. I believe I can tell apart vandalism and constructive changes. Twinkle's rollback feature is getting a little tedious and this would definitely help. Thanks, --Zhangj1079 (Saluton!) 01:31, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
 Done Thanks for your vandalism fighting efforts. --Eurodyne (talk) 01:42, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I would like to try this patrolling. —Neotarf (talk) 01:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Why? What do you think the job of patrolling includes? --Auntof6 (talk) 02:22, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi, sorry to be away for so long. I wanted to find out what it is about. It was because of a conversation I had with a patroller on my talk page. I would imagine it involves looking at new pages and checking for vandalism. —Neotarf (talk) 21:25, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
No disrespect intended, but if you have to "imagine" what it involves, you A) haven't checked what you're applying for, and B) clearly do not need it. You don't apply for something first and then figure out what to do with it once you have it, that's like buying a car before realising you can't drive. I'm not an admin, but I'd give this a "no". DaneGeld (talk) 21:35, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
I see that English is not your first language, so you might want to check the meaning of "imagine" in a learner's dictionary. It is not realistic to expect users to have already used the permissions before requesting them. —Neotarf (talk) 21:52, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
You are absolutely correct - English is not my first language, that would be Danish. You do not understand what the permission you are requesting is for, and you have to guess - which by any stretch of the mind, is what you are doing, then you need to read the pages about patrolling to learn about it. I wasn't saying you need to have used it before you get it - that's just plain stupid! What you are doing is asking for tools before you know fully what they're for. I recommend you follow the instructions at the top of this page, and read Wikipedia:Patrollers, which tells you about what you're applying for and what it is used for. DaneGeld (talk) 22:20, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice. Try definition 1b of "imagine": "to form a picture or idea in your mind of (something that is not real or present)" or definition 3: "to think or believe (something)". It does not mean I am guessing--I have been following NPP and AFD discussions on and off for quite some time--it is a polite phrase only. —Neotarf (talk) 23:54, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
@DaneGeld: Please leave it to the admins to determine whether to grant rights. No good can come from one editor bashing another like this, and the community does not vote on these requests. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:07, 26 October 2017 (UTC)


I have this permission on the main English Wikipedia and plan to patrol the New Pages feed here as well. Power~enwiki (talk) 18:40, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Not done at this time. You have been here only a short time. I'd prefer that you first demonstrate that you understand the requirements here, some of which are not intuitive to people used to working on enwiki. Also, with the patrol right, your own creations do not need to be patrolled, and looking at a couple of articles you created, they do need patrolling. Spend some more time here and get familiar with the requirements of simplewiki before asking for this right. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:58, 26 October 2017 (UTC)
Those are two separate rights on, and I agree that I don't want auto-patrolled at this time. Is there any way I can see the list of un-patrolled pages without the right? Power~enwiki (talk) 20:15, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

User:Artix Kreiger

I think I have enough articles created for the patroller permission Artix Kreiger (talk) 20:26, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for importer

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Current requests for adminship

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Current requests for bureaucratship

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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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