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 08:45:15, 27 September 2020 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I've been using twinkle function well, but I request this right because it's not visible through mobile view and can't be used in new changes and history. Thanks, — Gomdoli (talk) 06:14, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I've been active on Simple for several months now. As of today I've created 168 articles and the only deletion was an immediate recreation. I think patroller rights would save everyone some time because the pages would not need to be marked as patrolled. I would also like to try my hand at patrolling, but I have not already done so. Only a few of these articles are translations; I wrote most from scratch for Simple. I feel Alberto Santos-Dumont and the individual species articles in Nyctimystes are good examples. I believe the Wikieditors most qualified to comment on this request are @Djsasso: and @Gay Yong Hernandez: because they often edit the articles I've started. Darkfrog24 (talk) 01:46, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Administrator note: Patroller also includes autopatrol on this wiki. Additionally, note that this user is currently indefinitely blocked on enwiki and enwikinews. That being said, I do not believe that their enwikinews block reflects their editing abilities, and should not impact the decision made here. Not familiar with the user's history on enwiki, but the block appears to have originated in 2018, before Darkfrog24's contributions here on simplewiki, and so I believe can be considered "old news". --DannyS712 (talk) 23:03, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Administrator note: I don't see any issues with the page creations on this wiki. Chenzw  Talk  17:01, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
It temporarily slipped my mind that I can grant rights here - patroller granted for 3 months, please come back and re-request if it expires and no one has yet to extend/make it permanent by then. Chenzw  Talk  17:23, 26 August 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

None at this time