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 10:04:37, 8 December 2019 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

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)


I want to use the m:SWViewer to hunt the vandals more efficiently. So I need the rollback to unblock this tool. I feel like I'm fully prepared for the rollbackers. Thank you.轻语者 (talk) 11:49, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
You should be able to use SWViewer to undo edits on this project without rollback. Also, you don't have that many reverts, and for most you dont give warnings for vandalism. So, I'll wait until you get more experience and we have more edits/actions to look at to base a decision on. Vermont (talk) 12:13, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
@Vermont: I tried to do some more undo work. Because I don't have rollback permissions on other wikis. I still can't use SWViewer. 轻语者 (talk) 02:02, 8 December 2019 (UTC)


I would like to request rollback on the Simple English Wikipedia. I currently hold rollback rights on the English Wikipedia. The reason why I would like this right is because I would like to revert vandalism faster and I would like to use Huggle on the Simple English Wikipedia like I do on the English Wikipedia. Interstellarity (talk) 19:27, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
  • (Non-administrator observation) This user's very first revert and edit on this project was on 6 December, only two days ago. I don't think it would be appropriate to grant rollback permissions here with such low edit count. That said, quality is preferred over quantity. But I don't think you are familiar with this wiki much. @Interstellerity: If you want to help out with antivandalism here, please do. We have less volunteers here than English Wikipedia. You can add this wiki to m:SWViewer (definitely) and Huggle (likely) even without rollback permissions. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 00:13, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
    On a closer look, they seemed to be familiar with reverting vandalism. I would not oppose if an admin grants them rollback. But I am not really sure if they are familiar with this wiki. My suggestion would be to keep reverting vandalism for a few weeks or so and then reapply. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 02:22, 8 December 2019 (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

None at this time

Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time