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.


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 08:59:46, 21 August 2019 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I check the "new changes" when I am on SEW, and undo those that are vandalism. However, I often note that the same user or IP makes more than one vandal edit to an article. In those cases undo is not sufficient, so I have to leave the fix to others. If I had rollback I could help with those as well. You can see in my list of edits tagged "undo" the type of things I would also use rollback on. Of course, if you feel this request is premature I am fine with that as well, and will continue as I have been. Desertborn (talk) 16:29, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
 Done I see no reason not to grant this right; you've been doing a lot of antivandalism work recently and I think it would make it easier. Thank you for volunteering, Vermont (talk) 21:35, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Desertborn (talk) 21:42, 10 August 2019 (UTC)


I'll be using rollback mainly to revert obvious vandalism. I am aware and have read the relevant policies regarding the usage of rollback. Regards. — FR 17:35, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done I'm not comfortable granting rollback just yet. You reverted an IP on the change filters reporting page saying that IP's cannot make pages, which is untrue. You are also inconsistent with notifying editors after you undo edits. This combined with your checkuser block on the English Wikipedia brings me enough doubt to believe you are not yet ready for rollback. Thank you for volunteering, Vermont (talk) 19:12, 5 August 2019 (UTC)


i'd like to use rollback for reverting vandalism and malicious editors (i will not use rollback to revert good faith edits). i look in RC a lot and i have a fairly clean record within recent times since in the past. Computer Fizz (talk) 01:35, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
Could you explain what those issues are? Vermont (talk) 01:59, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
Disregard, I did some clicking about. It seems you were community banned for a bit. You've definitely changed significantly since then and have shown an ability to both constructively engage in the community and to aptly engage in anti-vandalism activities. Although you haven't been very active in the last few weeks, you do still have a track record of good antivandalism activities this year and I don't see a problem granting rollback. I will leave this request open for 24 hours or so in the event any other editor or administrator has shortcomings about granting the permission. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 02:09, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
 Done Vermont (talk) 02:46, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
wow thanks man, i've never had any rights before. hopefully i don't turn into a hat collector :D Computer Fizz (talk) 03:40, 11 August 2019 (UTC)


I would like to request rollback on to fight vandalism. I have read the rollback guideline and will only use it for bad faith edits. I'd like to note that this is my 2nd time requesting for this permission as I did not show any reverting actions in the previous. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 16:41, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I generally patrol new pages and tag quick-deletion-eligible pages for deletion, and it would help to be able to mark them as patrolled if there aren't any issues. I am a patroller on enwiki and commons. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 05:39, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
I haven't had the chance to look through your edits yet but have you created many pages here yet? We use the patroller tag here somewhat differently than It has the same functions as but for us the main purpose is to auto mark peoples creations as patrolled so others don't have to patrol them. As such we tend not to give it out until we can see editors know how to write in Simple English and create articles here to our structure as opposed to how does it. I only ask because I hadn't yet seen you create any pages but I haven't had the time to look through your edits yet to find some examples. So this isn't a comment one way or the other about your request. (and I know I just imported a bunch for you to simplify so I know you intend to) -DJSasso (talk) 11:37, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
To be simple, the patroller here comes with autopatrol while en doesn't have, so it's best you can list some of your articles to see can it be autopatrolled. Reliable user for sure IMO. --Cohaf (talk) 13:09, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
So far, I've only made Suzan DelBene, but am planning to continue writing articles on all of the current members of the house, and then the senate. If you want to wait a bit, I understand. Thanks --DannyS712 (talk) 15:39, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
I had done some copyedit to make it simplier, hope the meaning is still there DannyS712 (Do revert if I screwed up, sorry). Overall I will say it's a nice piece of work. Just a question, did you translate from enwp, attribution should be given if you do (will translate is not enough). I added the attribution just in case. Thanks. --Cohaf (talk) 15:59, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
It was so long ago that I don't remember, but probably - thanks for adding that. For the rest of the representatives though I'm getting them imported and then simplifying, so that won't be an issue. Anyway, thanks for catching that --DannyS712 (talk) 16:06, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
I see, that's great. --Cohaf (talk) 16:10, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
@DannyS712: Are you still seeking this permission? Best regards, Vermont (talk) 02:45, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
I haven't finished writing a few more articles yet, so maybe later this week if I have time --DannyS712 (talk) 02:46, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
@Vermont: can you take a look at Colin Allred (my latest article)? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:58, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Current requests for importer


I'd like to have access to the Import tool. I have created hundreds of articles, many of which I import from the standard English Wikipedia. Many of these articles are counties, cities, etc. which follow the same general format and the same general phrasing. I already have ways to simplify much of these, but I think the import tool will make this much easier. I still have dozens of counties for Kansas to create, many cities in Kansas to create, and I could help import similar pages for other states too once I'm done (things like congressional districts, etc.). This tool would be particularly useful for importing many templates which get used in many of the articles. I do much of my editing in a situation where I have a few very short minutes in between tasks I have to do in real life. I'm sure with this tool, I could probably create a new article per break I have instead of a new article every few breaks. ~Junedude433talk 17:24, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
Importer rights are only available after a community discussion and appropriate request made on Meta. I am guessing this is for the Transwiki Importer, which can be handled here on wiki. You meet the requirements expect for one, please see Importer and start the appropriate discussion on Simple Talk, along with a specific timeline you are looking at for the use of this right. -- Enfcer (talk) 01:49, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
 On hold pending outcome of community discussion. -- Enfcer (talk) 01:49, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

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