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 04:12:49, 19 July 2018 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


Requesting rollback to assist with reverting vandalism. I have had rollback permission on en since September of 2017. I plan on using the tool to attempt to locate and revert both old and new vandalism. Thanks. Operator873CONNECT 01:28, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
 Done--Peterdownunder (talk) 22:08, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

Current requests for importer

None at this time

Current requests for adminship


DaneGeld (talk · contribs · count)

End date: 21:33, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Having gained a feel for the workings of the Simple English Wikipedia over the last two and a half years, I feel that I can start to put the knowledge I have learned from other Wikipedians and Administrators to better use. I have almost 2498 edits on this Wikipedia, 3063 globally and a firm but fair hand when it comes to dealing with people. I admit that I have not always seen eye to eye with staff here, but that is changing and I find myself less at odds with others. I have cut down on using ready made templates in favour of more personal messages when dealing with those who vandalise or simply don't know how to edit here. I believe I have mellowed and would like the opportunity to help out the community. In the current situation on meta (the closure request for SEWP) one of the criticisms is that we don't have enough active administrators. I believe that I (like quite a few others I've seen here) would be able to help fill those cracks and assist the other admins to form a stronger team. I hope other Wikipedians will give me the opportunity to prove my worth here. Thank you.

Candidate's acceptance: self-nomination



  • Oppose I have thought about this for a bit. And I am not totally convinced that the temperament is right for an admin role at this time. I also have to note that one of the reasons being stated for requesting the position is because we need active admins. Your last 100 edits takes me all the way back to the beginning of may. That isn't really all that active. Generally not a fan of self-noms either, should really wait till someone else recognizes that you are ready. All that being said, keep up the good work here, this is a not now, not a never. -DJSasso (talk) 02:17, 19 July 2018 (UTC)


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