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 11:46:22, 24 January 2020 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I would like to make reverting vandalism quicker and easier. Twinkle is sometimes slow and non-moblie, and huggle sometimes crashes for me. I had rollback on enwiki on another account. If you have any questions about my time enWiki , ask me and check out these links. Thanks rollingbarrels (talk) 09:00, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
  • (Non-administrator observation) Based on a random sampling of your undos, you seems to lack understanding what is vandalism and what isn't. This, this and this are clearly not vandalism. They are not useful edits, but for TW there are 3 options, you can have chosen to just revert with edit summary "was ok". In addition, the opening of this RFD where the creator had only just created the article shows too eagerness to press buttons which your rationale of reverting vandalism quicker worry me of unnecessary BITE. I don't care whatsoever happened on enwp but these are enough concerns that you need more time and experience to use rollback here. Regards, --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:13, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage:The RfD, if you'd look in the edit summary, was "Created on behalf of Aeroplane 82", as the user had only tagged the page without making a discussion. The edits you provided are vandalism, in fact, while the 3rd one is a bit of a bite, its still a bad change, so I used a lv. 1 warning (Neutral Faith) instead of lv. 2 (bad faith). rollingbarrels (talk) 09:39, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
IMHO, they are called test edits, not strictly vandalism. Lv 1 btw is assume good faith, level 2 is neutral, level 3 is then bad faith and etc. For every edit you made, they are yours and you should take ownership of it. For things such as Twinkle and Huggle, although they are semi automated, you are responsible for it. Likewise, if you help someone create RFD, you should at least see is the deletion reason they provided valid and likewise. Regards, --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:54, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done I don't think the above 3 diffs are an issue (and I would not fault a rollbacker who decided to use rollback for those diffs), and the RfD is more of a policy understanding issue (WP:BEFORE) which in my view should not be a veto factor. However, I would like to see a longer period of editing before I grant the right. Please apply again in a couple of weeks. Chenzw  Talk  10:12, 10 January 2020 (UTC)


I have continued to make sure that I provide explanations for all of the edits that I revert. My last request failed because of a lack of communication after reverting edits (since I wasn't using Twinkle at the time). Since then I've familiarized myself with the various warning and user messaging tools it provides, and always leave behind appropriate messages (edit test messages, vandal/blanking warnings, etc.) when performing undos. Link to User talk namespace edits here, where post-undo messages are mostly those labelled with (TW). Brantmeierz (talk) 01:29, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
 Done I see evidence of a dedicated editor learning the nuances of this project and making headway. @Brantmeierz: continue to ensure you communciate with editors (both registered and IP) why you do certain things. Operator873talkconnect 21:25, 17 January 2020 (UTC)


I have been very active in anti-vandalism for a period of about seven weeks combined between this Wikipedia and the English Wikipedia, and on this Wikipedia I have 474 edits at the time of writing. I feel that I am ready for rollback rights, and that receiving them would allow me to work better and more efficiently in anti-vandalism. Beaneater (contact me) (see my edits) 19:55, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Don't bother requesting again. Vermont (talk) 20:06, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
Concur with Vermont Your very recent history of socking, vandalism, and hate speech on enwiki precludes this request. The situation enwiki would have to be resolved before I'd reconsider. Operator873talkconnect 20:55, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

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

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Current requests for removal of rights

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