Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests

Administrator / Bureaucrat / Checkuser / Oversighter


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 by default 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.
Image uploads are not allowed, this should only be requested for uploading other media (such as audio clips)


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 Simple Talk. 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 04:24:47, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I have been reverting vandalism a lot on enwiki, until I got blocked because someone was vandalising from my IP address. I have also been removing vandalism here on Simple, and SHB2000 suggested that I should apply for rollback. I also have rollback privileges on enwiki. Hockeycatcat (talk) 10:00, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support as suggester SHB2000 (talk) 11:23, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]
    SHB2000, please don't comment/vote on these requests as they aren't votes and on simplewiki comments on these requests are discouraged. Thanks, --Ferien2 (talk) 11:41, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]
    I see. We do this on commons, thought comments were allowed but it's up to the admin's discretion. SHB2000 (talk) 11:43, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]
@Ferien: I was hoping I could get a response since it has been over a month since I made this request, sorry for the trouble... Cheers, Hockeycatcat (talk) 11:55, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Ok,  done. I think you have enough anti-vandalism work here, and you understand when rollback should/should not be used. You also have experience with rollback on enwiki. I was waiting a little while to see if another admin wanted to comment, so apologies for the long wait. Good luck! --Ferien (talk) 13:37, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]


I need this permissions to rollback vandalism edits. Can you also grant me patroller. I'am a eliminator in viwiki so I'm no stranger to these tools. Thanks MagicalNight97 (talk) 08:23, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[]
X mark.svg Not done You haven't been editing here very long, and some of your edits show that you don't understand this Wiki very well yet. Examples:
  • On Aker Solutions you added several categories that don't exist here; we don't have, and don't necessarily want or need, the same categories that enwiki has. We also have a requirement that new categories have at least three entries right away, so you can't just create a new category for just one article.
  • On several articles for years, you tagged them as having no sources, but you also added reference sections even though there were no references.
  • You changed stub categories so that they were no longer hidden, without discussing that change to the system here.
  • On Red Brigades, you removed the category for Italy without explaining why.
  • On 69 (sex position), you removed some blank lines that we generally want to keep, especially the one before the stub template.
So I'm not comfortable giving you any rights at this time. If you'd like to learn about ways this wiki is different from other, you can look at this informal list that I keep. The list itself is not policy or guideline, but it links to some relevant policies and guidelines. Stay a while, learn how we operate here, create some articles so we can feel confident that they don't need patrolling (because here autopatrol is included with the patrol right), and ask again some time in the future. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:18, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[]


I work on preventing vandalism here on Simple English Wiki. I use mobile device to do this. To rollback multiple edits using Twinkle, I've to go to the desktop version. But it wastes a lot of time. I have rollback flag on three wiki. I think I should be competent for this permission. —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 14:38, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]
 Done -Djsasso (talk) 14:42, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]


From my last request I believe that I have gained a lot more experience on this wiki. Which is why I request. SoyokoAnis - talk 19:33, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[]
X mark.svg Not done. Sorry, SoyokoAnis, I'd like to see some more anti-vandalism experience before granting you rollback. Please keep up the good work though. Thanks, --Ferien (talk) 20:50, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[]


I'm using SWViewer to monitor changes on all kinds of projects, and I've witnessed quite a lot of disruptive edits on simplewiki and think that rollback rights can help me combat them more easily. ~StyyxTalk? ^-^ 15:40, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[]
 Done. You have enough anti-vandalism experience here, and rollback experience on other projects, so I trust you to use it correctly. Good luck! --Ferien (talk) 19:40, 10 September 2021 (UTC)[]


I have gained a lot of knowledge about anti-vandalism over the months and have a lot of anti-vandalism experience, I learn by my mistakes and improve. So I think I am a great candidate for rollback rights. DingoTalk 20:49, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
 Done per my comment here, and a good amount of anti-vandalism experience. Good luck! --Ferien (talk) 20:54, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]


I think this tool could come in handy when dealing with vandals, especially on pages related to Harry Potter, User Pages, and pages related to blurgh. I've actually been suggested to use it here, but I thought Redwarn covered that. But since then, I've learned that RedWarn is quite controversial, and this would probably make me look a little less shady. ( I hope this is a good enough batch of reasons) 💠Ely - Talk💠 07:34, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[]
 Done, I think you have a good amount of anti-vandalism experience, and all of your recent undos look okay. Good luck! --Ferien (talk) 16:59, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Current requests for patroller


I've felt like I've gotten a better feel for editing pages and doing work that needs done. Derpdart56 (talk) 17:46, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[]
X mark.svg Not done. You have only created one article since your last request, and that article needed patrolling done to it. I don't feel comfortable giving the right to you right now, sorry. --Ferien (talk) 19:50, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Was about to come here and say the same. Patroller requires many many many articles created and not just stubs. And they should be of the quality that they don't need patrolling and that show you understand how to write a bunch of Simple English. Patroller is intended for very long time editors who have a big history of content creation. We used to say the person should have multiple years here before they were given it, but we have been a bit more free with it lately. The idea originally was that it was to be given to people that were admin level in all but flag. -Djsasso (talk) 19:55, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[]

User:Sakura emad

hello 👋 i want this right to patrol new pages, and i know how this right works i've used it before[ckb], thank you ^_^ /--Sakura emad (talk) 09:40, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]
X mark.svg Not done. Thank you for joining us, but the patroller right here works differently to some other wikis, and requires quite a lot of experience in page creating here, as patrol here includes autopatrol. You have only created two articles, and they both needed patrolling in some way or another. Before granting the patroller right, we want to see many articles being created that don't need patrolling. --Ferien (talk) 12:24, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]
i am working on it, thank you dear. Sakura emad (talk) 13:21, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]


Am I eligible for using patroller feature tool? If you think that this is appropriate for me then give, if not, then it's ok! No problem! Thanks <3 Xpërt100 (talk) 13:16, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]
X mark.svg Not done Far too new of an editor on this wiki for this. Once you get a history of creating Simple English articles for a good period of time we can consider it. -Djsasso (talk) 14:01, 15 September 2021 (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