Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests

Administrator / Bureaucrat / Checkuser / Oversighter
Rollbacker
Patroller
Importer

Permissions

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

Rollbacker

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.

Flood

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.

Uploader

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)

Administrator

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 13:51:10, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Purge


Current requests for rollback

User:轻语者

Unfortunately, My ip have block in meta because a vandal use the same ip for me. So I decided to be active on this wiki for the time being. I have rollback flag on three wiki and I have 62 undos in this wiki. I think I should be competent for this permission. 轻语者 (talk) 00:24, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Looks good to me, will leave open for a day or two to see if anyone else has thoughts on the matter, but I don't see any issues - good undos, trusted with the flag on other wikis. @轻语者: would you like me to grant you ip block exempt on meta? --DannyS712 (talk) 02:40, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
  • its the "patroller" group, and to request it you need to post a request to m:RFH --DannyS712 (talk) 03:15, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
 Done --DannyS712 (talk) 02:48, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

Current requests for importer

User:Neveselbert (mobile)

I would like to import and simplify articles from en.wiki. Neveselbert (mobile) (talk) 21:56, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Can you show specific instances where you created articles or expanded articles here based on English Wikipedia articles? I see James Callaghan. Are there others? Right now, I'm not seeing the "need" based on your edit history since I'm not seeing obvious examples of creation/expansion. Only (talk) 22:43, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
@Only: please see Garret FitzGerald for one example. I simplified the article from Special:Permalink/6803932. Neveselbert (mobile) (talk) 22:46, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Typically importer is a right we very very rarely give out. In fact I think we may have only given it out two times. The general bar in the past was editors with a very long term history of copying articles over and simplifying them generally over many years. Think hundreds of articles. For most people all they need is to copy and paste an article on en over to simple and add attribution per WP:Attribution (and obviously simplify). Import is a very destructive tool if used incorrectly/poorly. -Djsasso (talk) 00:07, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
@Djsasso: Understood. Would it be OK then if I asked you to import w:Bruce Millan over? Thanks. Neveselbert (talk) 00:14, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
Yep I can do that for you no problem. -Djsasso (talk) 00:16, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
@Neveselbert (mobile): Imported for you. Did some minor cleanup but you will still need to remove the redlinked categories or replace them with appropriate ones for here and take care of any simplification. But you should be good to go. -Djsasso (talk) 00:21, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
 Request withdrawn Thank you. Neveselbert (talk) 00:25, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
(ec) I should also mention its one we only give out for specific spelled out tasks per Wikipedia:Importers#Permission and then removed when done. -Djsasso (talk) 00:16, 8 July 2020 (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