Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests

Administrator / Bureaucrat / Checkuser / Oversighter


See also: Wikipedia:Administrators

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 18:47:27, 30 March 2017 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


My record proves that I do a good job, and it would be useful to have the rollback tool. In reference to my previous request, I made that before I fully understood Wikipedia rules and policies. I would be honoured to receive rollback MiloDenn (talk) 13:18, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
YesY Your record justifies the permission. Congratulations! Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:19, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much! MiloDenn (talk) 17:30, 30 March 2017 (UTC)


I'm a rollbacker on en.wikipedia. Though I might not have enough edits on this wiki, I can make wikipedia a better place. See-[1] CopernicusAD (talk) 16:42, 21 March 2017 (UTC)


I would like to request for rollback rights because I have been reverting a lot of vandalism and I currently have more than 800 edits. I have also warned users because of vandalism and reported users on Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:35, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You are currently blocked here. You have identified some changes as vandalism that were not vandalism. Moreover, you have apparently retired from this wiki, so there is no need to give you any rights. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:12, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

User:FockeWulf FW 190

Hi, I wish to request the permission for Rollback rights.
I currently am a Rollbacker on the English Wikipedia and wish to have Rollbacker rights on the Simple English Wikipedia to help revert vandalism.
I wish to help improve and add more content on the Simple English Wikipedia and have the rights to revert vandalism quickly and efficiently.
FockeWulf FW 190 (talk) 19:11, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You've only been working on this Wikipedia for a few days, and I don't see any anti-vandalism work that you've done here. Some things are done differently on this Wikipedia, and some of those differences can look like vandalism if you aren't familiar with the practices here. Besides that, some of the changes you have done are contrary to our practices, such as removing links to non-existent pages. Take some time to get to know how things are different here before asking for rights. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:53, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

User:Agrave Banks

I know I'm probably too early on this, but I at least want to give it a shot. I've been on the Simple English Wikipedia for about a month now. I have made 227 total edits as of writing (304 edits as of 01:46, 23 February 2017 (UTC)) and the vast majority of these edits have been reverting vandalism. In addition, my quick deletion log will show you that I have tagged over 20 inappropriate pages for deletion just in the past three days. I could really use rollback to help with my vandal fighting - it's quicker than Twinkle rollback or the undo button, and I think that I could really make good use of it. Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 20:31, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Well, is there any status on this? I'm now approaching 500 edits as of writing this comment, and I would like to here from an admin as soon as possible. @Only: @Auntof6: Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 21:43, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Considering your history on the English Wikipedia, I do not feel comfortable with allowing you to have rollback here. Only (talk) 22:47, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
So I am now permanently unable to get any permissions here because of another project? Wow. Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 23:08, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Maybe if you prove yourself here for a long time, someone might be willing to. But I can't stomach the idea of giving permissions to a user whose main account is globally locked due to abuse and has over 22 sockpuppets. I also cannot stomach the idea of allowing you to have permissions while you are STILL socking on the English Wikipedia today. Only (talk) 23:18, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
The issue at EN Wikipedia started with a single comment made by an admin at my original talk page. The hoaxes I created were not true, but they were based off of things that were true. However, an admin failed to regonize that, and made this comment. I took that as harsh and offensive, and after I called out the admin for doing such, he removed my talk page access with no good explanation given. If it wasn't for that episode, the whole socking spree would not have even happened. I was a lot more immature back then, and so I really felt the need to retaliate after that. Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 23:24, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Also, I must note that my main account is globally locked for no good reason - as I was only banned on two projects then, now one project. However, even a Wikimedia Steward failed to accept that concept. Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 23:27, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
You say you felt hte need to retaliate why are you still socking if you're now "mature"? Only (talk) 00:04, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

(reset indent) This is not the place for discussion about bans on another project, and therefore this thread is effectively closed. You have made your point and I have made mine. If we do not agree, we shouldn't try to continue discussing it as it will just end up in an all-out dispute. Agrave Banks --- (talk - contribs - email) 00:14, 24 February 2017 (UTC)


Hi everyone, I wish to request rollback rights. While I have not been on here for so long, I have helped revert a fair amount of vandalism, and while when I first started I wasn't perfect, other members have helped me improve. I would like the tool to help revert vandalism on this Wiki.
Thanks, MiloDenn (talk) 6:52 am, 8 January 2017, Sunday (2 months, 21 days ago) (UTC−5)
X mark.svg Not done You have less than 200 edits on this wiki (around 150, at the time of this writing). While I can see that you are active, I think it is too early to ask for rollback. --Eptalon (talk) 7:19 am, 8 January 2017, Sunday (2 months, 21 days ago) (UTC−5)
Ok, thanks for the advice, I will just keep going at it. Thanks very much, MiloDenn (talk) 7:22 am, 8 January 2017, Sunday (2 months, 21 days ago) (UTC−5)
I know I have not been on here very long, and therefore I understand if you say no, but I have since made lot's more productive edits that have helped get rid of vandalism, and while I was previously making mistakes, I now understand Wiki Policy better. Therefore I would like to re-request rollback. Thanks very much for your consideration, sincerely, MiloDenn (talk) 11:19 am, 20 January 2017, Friday (2 months, 9 days ago) (UTC−5)

Current requests for patroller


Creating numerous pages, mainly location. Pages are almost always good to go at this point, without need for any changes. --Tbennert (talk) 16:56, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
I agree to this proposal. Wwikix (talk) 09:33, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
 Done If you choose to patrol new pages, please be sure to make sure they're in good shape before marking them as patrolled, or add any maintenance tags that are needed. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:00, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

User:Some Gadget Geek

Short reason for wanting permission to go along with my rollback rights. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 15:02, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
 Done as your changes do not need regular checking. But for the record rollback and patroller are different skill sets - one is recognising vandalism and dealing with it, the other shows an understanding of the layout and content needed for a good page and knowing how to correct them if necessary. As with all extra tools, please use carefully and do not be afraid to ask questions.--Peterdownunder (talk) 12:29, 6 December 2016 (UTC)


I am an experienced user who is familiar with Wikipedia's policies on BLPs, reliability and notability. Having this right would help me in patrolling pages on this Wiki Oluwa2Chainz (talk) 23:57, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done - Unfortunately, I don't think that Auntof6's earlier concerns have been sufficiently addressed yet. Chenzw  Talk  15:02, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Current requests for importer


I'd like to import Template:Routemap and its dependencies over from enwiki so that it can replace the older {{BS-table}} template. Jc86035 (talkcontribs) 10:48, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
We don't normally give importer for a small number of imports. I've imported the main template, its doc page, and the Routemap module. Is anything else needed? --Auntof6 (talk) 21:14, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Probably just Template:Pre, Template:Bsq, Template:PAGENAMETDOC and Template:TemplateData header for the documentation. Thanks! Jc86035 (talkcontribs) 15:52, 22 March 2017 (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