Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests


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.
  • Importer is a user who has use of the import tool to move pages here from other projects.

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.


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 {{/<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 17:52:25, 16 April 2014 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback



I haven't been active much until the past day or so, but I look to continue being more active on Simple English Wikipedia. I have experience in countervandalism globally on Wikimedia (and other networks), am a member of SWMT, have rollback rights on enwp (verify) and have administrator rights on (verify). I keep an eye on this wiki's Special:RecentChanges and in #cvn-simplewikis, therefore I will likely be able to see vandalism quickly, and having rollback rights will make my countervandalism efforts on Simple English Wikipedia faster and easier. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 07:13, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Not yet, but welcome to this Wiki. I'd rather see you doing anti-vandalism work for a while before we give you this right, so we can see that you are used to the way we do things. I've seen new editors here undo changes as vandalism when the change had actually been made in accordance with some of our standard procedures for making things here simple. With the experience you have, I'm sure you'll catch on quickly, but for me it's a little soon to give you this right. Let me know if you have any questions! --Auntof6 (talk) 03:17, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

User:JV Smithy

I've been pretty active in reverting vandalism here. And I have rollback on the English Wikipedia. JV Smithy (talk) 02:54, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
As I don't see problems in his reverts, I'm inclined to grant this request.  On hold for sometime to see whether another user objects. --Glaisher [talk] 09:42, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
 Done Has rollback on en so automatically qualifies. -DJSasso (talk) 13:33, 11 April 2014 (UTC)


I came here (on this page) almost one year ago and the admins said to come back later. Now I think I am ready as I have done a lot of reverts since then, even if I was inactive for 1 or 2 months I came back active and hopefully will still be a lot active but if not I will still come on this Wiki once or twice a week to help reverting vandalism. I have experience in reverting vandalism with Twinkle but rollback will help me do it faster and more efficiently (if I am not sure I will use TWINKLE). Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 04:40, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
I also add that from now on I will be more careful when reverting with any tools. If I am not sure I will leave it to other users. --Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 04:43, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done User has done some good reverting, but is also still doing things that he/she should be leaving to admins. User also doesn't show good understanding of policies and guidelines. Although those things aren't directly related to reverting, they make me uncomfortable with the idea of giving any rights to this user. I'd like to point out that a person can be sure of something, but still be wrong: it is things the user would be incorrectly sure of that concern me. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:31, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok. I understand. I will come here later or even next year. Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 13:12, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

Current requests for importer

None at this time

Current requests for adminship

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Current requests for bureaucratship

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Current requests for checkusership

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Current requests for oversight

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Current requests for removal of rights

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