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.

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 {{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 11:13:28, 1 December 2015 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I now reapply for rollback with more experience reverting vandalism than before. The Checker of Kemz Five (Talk to me!) 15:34, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Still not yet. When Chenzw said he'd want to see you get more experience, he meant more than just five more days. In looking at your changes, I see several reverts that didn't need to be done or weren't explained, such as your edits to Purple and Thermophile. Your edit to Drake Bell removed an unsourced addition to the article, but also removed the infobox. Some of your quick deletion requests, such as the one for Toni Brunner, have shown that you don't yet have a good understanding of when an article should be deleted. Your edits to Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Andriod65 were also not appropriate. Those last two weren't reverts, but they reflect your judgment. Those were all just in the last couple of days. Take more time to learn how this Wikipedia operates before asking for any rights. During that time, feel free to ask for other people's opinions about reverts you're thinking of doing or articles you think could be deleted. I would recommend waiting at least a month, preferably more. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:21, 23 October 2015 (UTC)


I seem to have fallen in love with vandalism-fighting. Almost every single time I patrol Special:NewPages and Special:RecentChanges, I find myself reverting vandalism and nominating pure vandalism for deletion per QD G3. I would like to step it up a notch with rollback to help me with this. The Checker of Kemz Five (Talk to me!) 00:34, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Not yet for now. I would prefer that you gain more experience with patrolling changes and reverting vandalism before gaining the rollback tool. You have not been on this wiki for long, either. Chenzw  Talk  00:42, 18 October 2015 (UTC)


I am a rollbacker and patroller at Wikimedia Commons. I would like to help in reverting vandalism not only at Commons, but also here. I am already autoconfirmed. I have reverted some vandalism here and nominated some new pages for quick deletion. I also want the patroller right to patrol new pages. Thank you. Pokéfan95 (talk) 05:59, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Not yet. Your anti-vandalism work here is good, but you haven't done much of it. In fact, you've made fewer than 20 edits here altogether. Wikipedia works differently from Commons, and Simple English Wikipedia is quite a bit different from other Wikipedias. Some of the things we do differently can look like vandalism if you aren't familiar with the way things are done here. Besides that, you've been working here for only a little over a month. Take some time to get used to how this wiki operates and keep doing good anti-vandalism work before you ask for rollback again.
As for the patroller right, that would be a separate request in a separate place, but I will also say no to that for now. Part of having the patroller right is that your own new pages are auto-patrolled. Before giving the patroller right, we would want to see you create good articles so we can see that they wouldn't need patrolling. That will also take some time. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:25, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I want to patroll and write the pages about Årdal, Norway
X mark.svg Not done Get some experience here first and you will be granted this. Things with a lot differently on this wiki than some others. -DJSasso (talk) 19:25, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

User:Rubbish computer

I have made over 1,000 edits, have created about 5 articles and multiple redirects and understand the policies of Wikipedia, such as notability (a subject's overall impact on the world), no original research (not combining previously uncombined sources or including one's own research) and neutral point of view (stating points of view without taking a side. Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 14:15, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm not going to say yes or no, because I'm borderline on your case. I will say that the very few articles you have created (actual articles, not redirects or dab pages) were minimal stubs, some of which needed some work. That's not really enough to show that your articles would be in good shape. Whether or not your request is approved, I would recommend that you work on understanding how to fully categorize articles, because that's one thing I saw others doing with the articles you created. I'd be glad to help you learn about that if you want. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:35, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Soon, I think. To practice articles you might pick pages which are ridiculously short on topics or people whose importance merits more. Working them up to a more worthwhile article uses most of the skills of editing. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:24, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
@Macdonald-ross: @Auntof6: Okay, thanks. --Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 23:42, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for importer


I want to download many my images (Geography of Norway)
X mark.svg Not done This is a permission that is only rarely given out and usually for a specific task as it can be quite damaging. And even then it would only be to a long time editor. With your lack of experience here, enough so that you don't realize we don't actually upload images here, I do not believe this is an appropriate request. -DJSasso (talk) 19:25, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

User:Some Gadget Geek

Want to import zh-classical:Template from the Classical Chinese Wikipedia. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 13:03, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Template already exists here. -DJSasso (talk) 02:00, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry if that wasn't clear. I just want to import Template to the Simple Wikipedia under the name Template (disambiguation) and then delete it from the Classical Chinese Wikipedia as it does not belong there but here. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 13:04, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
This is not possible at the moment. The import tool on this wiki does not allow as a valid import source. The only permitted sources are:, en.wikt, en.wikibooks, and en.wikiquote. Chenzw  Talk  13:32, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
I'd want to move the content from that page using the translate tool (click here) but it seems to be down. Any suggestion? << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 13:53, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
I don't think ContentTranslation can be used to translate from the Classical Chinese Wikipedia. I suggest you copy the source of the page and create the page with the text. There isn't any way for us to keep the history of the page. Also, it seems like the page originally came from the English Wikipedia, perhaps you can use the ContentTranslation tool to begin? It seems to work fine for me. --Hydriz (talk) 13:45, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
 Done Thanks. I have done as you said and the page is now created. Now the only thing left to do is, how to request speedy deletion of that page from the Classical Chinese Wikipedia? << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 17:33, 20 October 2015 (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