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 06:28:03, 28 October 2016 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

None at this time


Hi ! can you give me rollbacker rights because I need tools for revert quickly vandalism, work than I do often on recents changes. Thanks Apipo1907 (talk) 11:22, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Can you consider Auntof6 and Chenzw my requet? Apipo1907 (talk) 17:31, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

 On hold I have reviewed this, and while I am inclined to grant the rollback right, I am concerned that you incontinently give user warnings for your reverts of vandalism. By our policies you can be granted rollback since you are an administrator on another wiki, but would like to see user warnings more consistently. I will keep an eye on your edits over the next few days and will review this then. If another admin would like to review this and either grant or deny the right or weight in, either would be fine. -- Enfcer (talk) 03:20, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
Enfcer pretty much sums up what I wanted to say, and I want to add that I personally would not consider your sysop right on lgwiki when evaluating this request for rollback. Sysop on lgwiki was granted only on a temporary basis, with no input from the local community. Chenzw  Talk  03:57, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
Heh I totally read that wrong, I was like oh is there another admin finally on igwiki. I have been stuck on it "temporarily" for years which is great when you can't speak the language. But then I realized it was lgwiki. -DJSasso (talk) 11:36, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Enfcer you can see my deletion log. Thanks Apipo1907 (talk) 23:12, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

I don't think a quick deletion request log has bearing on a request for rollback rights. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:05, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Auntof6 you are reason but QD requets is also important to see how a candidate protected Wikipedia against vandalism. A rollbacker does his also work Apipo1907 (talk) 00:16, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Note: The above comment was mistakenly added to the wrong page. I have moved it here. Chenzw  Talk  16:08, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done I am still concern with the lack of giving user warnings, and with this M:Special:Diff/15987513 and your various small wiki admin requests, I am afraid this is Hat Collecting, also something I am concerned with at this point. --Enfcer (talk) 00:40, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


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

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