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. Once autoconfirmed, admins/rollbackers from other projects can be granted rollback without these requirements. (If you are an admin or rollbacker from another project, please inform us of this in your request.)

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 23:30:17, 24 May 2016 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

  • New requests should be placed on top.


I have been actively reverting vandal edits on this wiki and I believe having this right would help me in combating vandalism and disruptive edits effectively Oluwa2Chainz (talk) 17:10, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
 Done Chenzw  Talk  15:04, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

User:Omni Flames

I'm a rollbacker on the English Wikipedia [1] and I'm very active in counter-vandalism work there. I'd like to be able to use the rollback right here as well, and have already began reverting some vandalism. However, I've been having to use Twinkle for reverts, which is a little slow, hence why I could use the rollback right. I'm familiar with when and when not rollback should be used. Thanks for considering! — Omni Flames (talk contribs) 08:40, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
 Done Chenzw  Talk  02:22, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

User:Patient Zero

I have this user right on, and I am interested in AV work on this Wikipedia also. Ches (talk) 14:42, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done We generally do not give automatic approval even if the rights are being held on another wiki. Please re-apply in a month or so when you have more edits and/or reverts. Chenzw  Talk  02:38, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
According to this page "Once autoconfirmed, admins/rollbackers from other projects can be granted rollback without these requirements." I also don't understand why this policy was disregarded on my request for rollback rights. Music1201 (talk) 02:19, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Granted - I will honor the text of the policy, then. Chenzw  Talk  02:46, 9 May 2016 (UTC)


Currently an English Wikipedia rollbacker (verify) Would love to start helping out here! Thanks! Music1201 (talk) 01:32, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, for the same reasons as I gave for your request for patroller rights, plus I don't see any anti-vandalism work here that would let us evaluate how you would use the rollback right.. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:54, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
According to this page "Once autoconfirmed, admins/rollbackers from other projects can be granted rollback without these requirements." Music1201 (talk) 02:22, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Granted - I will honor the text of the policy, then. Chenzw  Talk  02:46, 9 May 2016 (UTC)


I revert lots of vandalism on Simple Wikipedia, and am fairly active in the anti-vandalism community. I believe this will help my ability to prevent vandalism in this community. Lolcats20 (talk) 23:34, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
 Done Chenzw  Talk  02:41, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I request this right as I am familiar with COI and NPOV. I am active on this wiki and have created a few articles with the intention of creating more. Oluwa2Chainz (talk) 21:33, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done -- not yet, anyway. The patroller right gives you two things: you can patrol other users new pages, and your own new pages don't need patrolling. You haven't created enough new pages to show that you consistently create pages that don't need work (some of your new pages have needed a little bit of work). Create more new articles and look at what people change in the ones you create to see the kind of thing I'm talking about: it's partly categorizing, and some simplifying. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:37, 19 May 2016 (UTC)


I have major patrolling experience on the English Wikipedia and would like to help out here. Music1201 (talk) 01:11, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You've been editing here for less than a month. You've only done a couple of dozen edits, and most of those have had to be reverted (mostly because we don't want a lot of links to English Wikipedia). You've only edited 4 different mainspace pages. We do some things differently from enwiki, and some of those things can look like vandalism if you don't know our practices. I have a list of some of the things we do differently: it's at User:Auntof6/Things I would like Wikipedia editors to know#Things we do here that might be different from other Wikis. Take some time to learn how things are done here before you ask for rights. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:43, 18 April 2016 (UTC)


After getting my last request declined, I have familiarized myself with the patroller guidelines and read the page written by Auntof6. I am ready to start patrolling pages, and this user group will help me stop vandalism on this wiki. Music1201 (talk) 03:21, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done I'm glad you read the guidelines and the write-up I did, but you still haven't been here very long nor made many edits. Two weeks additional experience isn't long enough when you make so few edits. You've only been editing here since March 21. You've made fewer than 40 edits, not nearly enough to show us that you understand how things are done here. Not only that, but only eleven of those have been to articles; of those, only 1 appears to have been an attempt to undo vandalism, but in fact it restored vandalism to the page. Your English Wikipedia record doesn't look very extensive, either: you've been editing there only since March 19. As I said before, take time to get to know how things are done here. Make constructive edits to articles, edits that don't get reverted as most of yours have been. If you see something you think needs doing, try running it by someone first to be sure it won't cause a problem. I would say wait at least a month before asking again, but that might not be long enough if you aren't making constructive edits. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:49, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • (Non-admin comment). Music1201 It is not necessary to have the patroller right to fight vandalism or to write good articles. When other editors create new pages, they show up in the recent changes log (which you can review). Check the page over the same way you would if you had the patroller right. Fix what should be fixed or nominate the page for deletion if it is total junk. No special right is needed, but your efforts will still help the encyclopedia. Etamni | ✉   04:38, 9 May 2016 (UTC)


I would like patroller as I revert lots of Vandalism on Simple Wikipedia, and also do a lot of QD for newly created articles that are vandalism or do not meet the requirements. I am familiar with what a patroller is and the guidelines to follow. I am also very active and have created many articles. I also attempt to help those who need it. Lolcats20 (talk) 20:30, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
 Done Chenzw  Talk  02:44, 9 May 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