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 05:08:16, 6 December 2019 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I've low edits here but I'm working on anti-vandalism. Rollback will be helpful. -- CptViraj (📧) 16:07, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
I see you're a rollbacker on the English Wikipedia, and are using SWViewer. Thank you for adding us to your queue. I don't see any issues with your editing, so  Done. If you have any questions or problems please feel free to ask me or other admins for help. Best, Vermont (talk) 18:03, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

User:Path slopu

Hi greetings, I'd like to use rollback in Simple Wikipedia. I wasn't active in this wiki for some months but active in enwiki. I have rollbacker right in English Wikipedia and revert vandalism using Huggle, Stiki, etc. I can extend my counter-vandalism works using Huggle and SWviewer to Simple wiki also if I get this permission. Thank you. Path slopu (Talk) 10:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You've never made a revert on this project before. If you want to help out with antivandalism here, please do, and you can add us to SWViewer (definitely) and Huggle (i think) even without rollback permissions. I'm not comfortable granting rollback to someone who has no applicable edits for me to base a decision on. Vermont (talk) 10:08, 21 October 2019 (UTC)


I would like to assist Wikipedia with anti-vandalism. DimensionShifter (talk) 22:17, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) What about reverts like this where you not only reinstate an arguably worse version of the page, you provide no reason for doing so? You're supposed to explain why you revert something unless the reason is super obvious, so it might not be a good idea to give a way to revert that doesn't allow for a reason. Also, your very next edit to that page was falsely identifying a good faith change as vandalism. I'll admit I sometimes make mistakes with my rollback -- but it almost never happens and even when it does I try to fix it immediately. But these reverts were very recent and you don't seem to notice a problem at all.
Note: I don't have the ability to assign rollback and I won't be making the final call, but I'm just giving my opinion.Computer Fizz (talk) 22:35, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Convenience link: all edits tagged as undos --DannyS712 (talk) 00:58, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done - Please make another request in about another month or so. At this point of time there is insufficient regular editing activity for me to be comfortable with granting the rollback right. Chenzw  Talk  08:06, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean by that Chenzw --DimensionShifter (talk) 18:03, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

It means that you've only been here a month and isn't much of a sample size. Computer Fizz (talk) 20:09, 24 October 2019 (UTC)


Most edits I do are reverts. I am also active on simple the most. Thank you. Derpdart56 (talk) 22:22, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Convenience link: all edits tagged as undos --DannyS712 (talk) 00:59, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
 Done --Chenzw  Talk  08:01, 24 October 2019 (UTC)


I do lots of anti-vandalism work on the Simple English Wikipedia. I would like to have ROLLBACK privileges to help me in the process. Thank you. ToBeCloud (talk) 01:37, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done I am always hesitant to grant rollback to people blocked on other projects, especially checkuser blocks, and your sock by the name of "NZI GRMY" puts it over the edge. Don't bother reapplying, ever. Vermont (talk) 02:48, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


Chewbot reverts obvious vandalism very quickly. Despite that I manage to beat it a few times. I have few edits here and I don't usually edit simplewiki but I am active in cross-wiki patrolling. Could I use rollback here too? Masumrezarock100 (talk) 11:49, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Convenience link: all edits tagged as undos --DannyS712 (talk) 20:23, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
 Done. -DJSasso (talk) 12:32, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

User:Masum Ibn Musa

I have been reverting vandalism and undoing problmatic edits here using Twinkle and the simple undo. It would make undoing vandalism much faster if I can get rollback rights.  Masum Ibn Musa  Conversation 12:49, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
 Done. -DJSasso (talk) 13:13, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

User:Brian R Hunter

I have been reverting vandalism and have this permission on the english wikipedia -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 07:58, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Convenience link: all edits tagged as undos --DannyS712 (talk) 08:27, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
A large portion of your recent reverts are only with one vandal, a few dozen times, who is a long-term problem and quite unique. With many of your reverts before that, you did not use warnings. Please use Undo for a bit more so we can see how you respond to more typical vandalism. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 13:05, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Ok, I have been undoing a bit more, it gets frustrating where a vandal/test editor makes numerous edits to the page having to do multiple undos rather than a single rollback. Please have another look -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 00:40, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@Brian R Hunter: In the meantime, you can edit the last good version of the page and save that old version. There are always options, especially if you use Twinkle. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:10, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: thanks, I do edit the last good page sometimes; still more work than rollback which I have got used to using on EN:. Although I have not tried Twinkle; I tend to follow the kiss principle of coding and it looks too clever; I may give it try though as it is well documented. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 13:38, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I patrol the new changes section a lot. If any new pages show up, it'll be there. I think I'll make a great addition to the team. Thank you. Derpdart56 (talk) 21:29, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done This userright pertains to patrolling and creating pages, and as you have not created articles or worked on content I cannot judge your ability to review new pages and write content. Vermont (talk) 09:29, 24 October 2019 (UTC)


Spending more time on the non-mainstream wikis both fighting vandalism and contributing content. Plenty of recent patrolling of both new pages (through SWMT and SWViewer) and recent changes. Working on a series of British Columbia articles and looking to save editors from needing to patrol my edits. ~riley (talk) 09:33, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Patroller is handled a bit differently here. We need to know you are able to write simple english in order to have this flag and I don't see much in the way of article creation by you here. Generally we only give it out to very long term editors and you haven't really been editing here much yet. -DJSasso (talk) 13:02, 6 November 2019 (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