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.

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 03:44:57, 26 July 2017 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


Although I've not dealt with vandalism yet I know what vandalism is and have had the permission for nearly 3 years at EN and nearly 2 at Commons, Thanks –Davey2010Talk 00:00, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

 On hold Our policy allows us to give the permission since you have this right on other projects. We do like seeing active anti-vandal work being done here before granting this right. On hold pending further review. -- Enfcer (talk) 22:20, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Enfcer - I understand where you're coming from, I did some vandal work here, I do patrol recent changes here however usually the moment I see vandalism it's already been reverted, Simple is like Commons - Vandalism never usually takes place unlike with the EN 'pedia so in reality like everyone here my work is going to be slim however it'd be great to have it for when I do spot vandalism - Twinkle's great but for the obvious vandalism rollback is easier to use, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:29, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
  •  Request withdrawn - Having given it more thought in reality I would probably never use Rollback, I spend most of my time creating articles than anything else so as I said the tool will probably never be used so may aswell withdraw, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:43, 4 July 2017 (UTC)


Would like to use when an article has multiple changes by the same user. Tbennert (talk) 15:10, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
 Done Of course :) --Peterdownunder (talk) 22:39, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


I am an experienced patroller in Chinese Wikipedia. I want to make contributions to Simple English Wikipedia. The yellow background of the unpatrolled pages in Special:NewPages will help me to do my job more efficiently after I become a patroller. I use WP:Twinkle to do the job. You can check my User Group, Patrol Log and Quick Delect Log in Chinese Wikipedia. --dqwyy (talk) from zhwiki 10:30, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done Editor hasn't done much editing here yet to understand what makes a good article on this wiki. I would prefer to see local work first. -DJSasso (talk) 10:57, 13 July 2017 (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