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 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 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 11:21:11, 8 April 2020 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

Please place new requests at the bottom.


I am a pretty active user of Small Wiki Monitoring Team and I revert vandalism almost every day. I can't help but notice that simplewiki is like a hot spot for vandalism, every day I see multiple vandal edits on here, which I revert, of course. Rollback right would certainly help me in "fighting" vandalism here. I've had rollback and patroller rights on ruwiki for about two years now, so I'm familiar with the tools (check). I also recently recieved rollback right on ukwiki (check) for the same reason. If you think that my contribution level on this wiki is too low, please remind me when you think I can recieve the rights, I'm not going to stop small wiki monitoring activity any time soon Face-smile.svg. Also, I understand the purpose of this wiki, and that some edits on here may seem destructive because of it's nature, I will rollback only pure vandalism that I have no doubt about. Sk4mp (talk) 00:22, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

(Non-administrator observation) Only made 63 edits. Arthurfan828 (talk) 12:32, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
@Arthurfan828: Be assured that the admins check that and other things before granting the right. There's very little that's helpful for non-admins to point out here. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:16, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No recent activity and little to no warnings given to users -- Enfcer (talk) 14:29, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

User:Arthurfan828 (2)

Made another request since my old was declined. But this time, I have had more experience and I have more than 1,200 edits (including non-main space ones). I also undid more vandalism. Arthurfan828 (talk) 21:46, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - I have concerns over your sockpuppet history on . -- Enfcer (talk) 14:37, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


Hi! So about a year ago I had requested this right, I was denied as the reason that "they (my articles) needed patrolling for various reasons". Since then I have a total of 29 Articles, the articles Maiko and Capital Airlines Flight 20 have not been edited for spelling tone, and title layout since it's creation, I feel like I am ready to get this right to help out with the new pages log and to mark my pages as patrolled on the log so other pages can be checked reducing the load, I've also edited numerous articles for spelling, tone, wiki links and categories and stub tagging, etc. But If you think I am not ready, you can deny me. thanks. Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:26, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
    • (Non-administrator observation) Support - Your edits have been very good and you have been reverting vandalism with your rollback right. Arthurfan828 - CHAT 23:07, 4 April 2020 (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

  • rollingbarrels (talk)
    •  Done For the record, this is the 2nd self-requested removal of rights in 2 months, with retirement being the reason for removal. Chenzw  Talk  07:08, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
@Chenzw: This is longer term, including scrambling password and removal of email, as I contacted stewards and they will not globally lock the account. I don't expect to come back, at least for half a year, if at all. rollingbarrels (talk) 18:44, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
I don't see how you can possibly come back if you scramble your password and remove your email address. Chenzw  Talk  05:53, 12 March 2020 (UTC)