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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 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 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 06:00:11, 25 May 2020 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

None at this time

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

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


Enfcer (talk · contribs · count)

I have noticed we are desperately thin on Oversighters. Fortunately, after discussing it with them, I'm excited to nominate enfcer to assume a new role. I've found enfcer not only meets, but exceeds, the community trust for this position and they also have the speedy response and accessibility I feel is crucial for this role. Enfcer would be ideal as an OSer and I feel like the community would agree. Now is the time to increase our number of OSers from 3 to 4 immediately. Thank you for all you do, enfcer. Operator873talkconnect 15:04, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Candidate's acceptance: I accept this nomination. -- Enfcer (talk) 15:10, 14 May 2020 (UTC)


I think the only correct answer is 42 --Enfcer (talk) 16:48, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • In what case will you use regular revision deletion instead of Oversight, once gaining access to Oversight? Naleksuh (talk) 18:52, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Oversight usage is very limited, It can only be used when Personally Identifying information is released Certain Libelous remarks, and such. Its use is very limited more times then not it will be appropriate to use Rev-Del instead. -- Enfcer (talk) 19:04, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I have looked through your log of revision deletions. Most of it seems normal, but I am a bit confused by this. I am a bit confused by this, as RfDs do not usually lead to revision deletion, but to full page deletion (when a new page can be created over it). Can you explain thought process here? Naleksuh (talk) 18:52, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
I Rev-Del'ed the entries and turned it into a redirect. This from my understanding is the preferred way, as it leaves edit history intact, and deletes the information. Creating a new page and the redirect would have deleted the attribution from what was created before The way I did it, it keeps someone in the future from deleting everything, and accidentally restoring it, which was the subject of the RfD in the first place. I asked a couple of other Admins, and while this was the harder way of doing it, they did not see an issue with doing it that way. -- Enfcer (talk) 19:04, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • If I want you to oversight something, is it best to post on your talk page? Naleksuh (talk) 18:52, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
You should never post Oversight requests on wiki, as it creates more that needs to be removed and oversighted. All requests should with be via Email, IRC or other communication channels. -- Enfcer (talk) 19:04, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Is Bernie Sanders once again asking for your Support? Naleksuh (talk) 18:52, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
While I try and keep my political views to myself isn't Bernie out of the race? -- Enfcer (talk) 19:04, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
But Yes, Bernie does ask for everyone's support. -- Enfcer (talk) 19:21, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • One official use of an oversighter is the "removal of non-public personal information". Some information can be found via search engines that have aggregated personal data, such as Spokeo, which is publicly available but isn't necessarily publicly disclosed since many people don't know such a source existed. If someone were to include information on an article from there, regardless if it is used to attack or if it used in a neutral way, would you consider that to be information that is worthy of removal as an oversighter? ~Junedude433talk 14:47, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
@Junedude433: I have no direct experience as an editor or as an admin with this type of issue, but my understanding is is this would qualify as the link, links to information that is subject to protection as they did not maker their identities public. There are many sites as you mentioned that has personal information out there, so that is but one example. But not having dealt with this before even in an Admin Capacity where I could potentially Rev-Del the information pending oversight, I would likely contact another oversighter and ask for their opinion. -- Enfcer (talk) 19:50, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Fair enough. I know it is an unlikely scenario, but it's unique, special scenarios like those that people always must defer to their superiors to ensure things are dealt with properly. I accept your answer. ~Junedude433talk 00:04, 16 May 2020 (UTC)


  1. Support --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 15:11, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support as nominator. Operator873talkconnect 15:16, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support Definitely! We could use another active oversighter, especially someone with the experience and trustworthiness of Enfcer. Thank you for volunteering, Vermont (talk) 15:29, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support. Absolutely. I'm confident in Enfcer's ability to serve the community well. Hiàn (talk) 15:47, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support We are starting to run a bit low on oversighters. We could use some new ones. -Examknowtalk 16:23, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  6. Sure.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:32, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  7. Went back and forth on this one after they closed an RfX that they were involved in. As long as they don't OS stuff for personal reasons (not that I can even think of what that would be) then there is no reason they couldn't do this job. It isn't rocket science. -Djsasso (talk) 19:05, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  8. Support Fuck yeah. Naleksuh (talk) 19:15, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support very much needed from a cross-wiki perspective. You could use another one too. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:48, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  10. Support Yes, why not? It's good to have more OSes than the bare minimum, around 5-6 is a healthy number. Enfcer will fill the role perfectly.-BRP ever 00:48, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  11. Support Znotch190711 (Talk - Contributions - CentralAuth) 01:03, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  12. Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 22:59, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  13. Support Enfcer demonstrated competency based on my question above, and I think Enfcer would be able to carry out the duties of the role faithfully. ~Junedude433talk 00:04, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  14. Support Chenzw  Talk  02:31, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  15. Support Having Enfcer as an oversighter would reduce my workload substantially! Enfcer would be the most active user looking at issues that require OS, and letting me know about them. Every time the requests have been valid. Protecting people's privacy is an important task, especially when we have such a large number of younger contributors. I strongly support the request. Peterdownunder (talk) 11:59, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  16. Support. Macdonald-ross (talk) 19:32, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  17. Support Lee Vilenski (talk) 22:59, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  18. Support I’m comfortable with him becoming an oversight. Arthurfan828 - CHAT 14:54, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  19. Support definitely.. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:01, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  20. Support Brantmeierz (talk) 00:49, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  21. Support No concerns. Minimal previous interactions with this user but passes my vetting. ~riley (talk) 06:07, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  22. Support, LGTM. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 04:33, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  23. Support Aye.--Crasstun (talk | contributions) 18:35, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  24. {{{1}}} --Minorax (talk) 13:14, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  25. Support without a doubt. Fantastic admin and we are in need of an oversighter. IWI (chat) 19:21, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  26. Support lgtm --DannyS712 (talk) 21:25, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  27. It is always good to have more people with the tools. In the case of Enfcer, I see no reason why he should not get them. "Adminship is about trust", I trust him to use the tools wisely. --Eptalon (talk) 05:51, 24 May 2020 (UTC)



Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time