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 07:24:56, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

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Current requests for rollback

User:Wyatt2049

I would like to have rollback rights because I have done quite a bit of anti vandalism work here on the simple english Wikipedia using twinkle. I think that I should have the rollback rights to make it easier to revert vandalism. Wyatt2049 | (Talk) or (Stalk) 14:58, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) User talk:Wyatt2049#Reverting good edits and inappropriate warnings is concerning. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:15, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Please stop asking for rights. Vermont (talk) 15:18, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

User:CptViraj

I've low edits here but I'm working on anti-vandalism. Rollback will be helpful. -- CptViraj (📧) 16:07, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
I see you're a rollbacker on the English Wikipedia, and are using SWViewer. Thank you for adding us to your queue. I don't see any issues with your editing, so  Done. If you have any questions or problems please feel free to ask me or other admins for help. Best, Vermont (talk) 18:03, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

User:Path slopu

Hi greetings, I'd like to use rollback in Simple Wikipedia. I wasn't active in this wiki for some months but active in enwiki. I have rollbacker right in English Wikipedia and revert vandalism using Huggle, Stiki, etc. I can extend my counter-vandalism works using Huggle and SWviewer to Simple wiki also if I get this permission. Thank you. Path slopu (Talk) 10:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You've never made a revert on this project before. If you want to help out with antivandalism here, please do, and you can add us to SWViewer (definitely) and Huggle (i think) even without rollback permissions. I'm not comfortable granting rollback to someone who has no applicable edits for me to base a decision on. Vermont (talk) 10:08, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

User:DimensionShifter

I would like to assist Wikipedia with anti-vandalism. DimensionShifter (talk) 22:17, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) What about reverts like this where you not only reinstate an arguably worse version of the page, you provide no reason for doing so? You're supposed to explain why you revert something unless the reason is super obvious, so it might not be a good idea to give a way to revert that doesn't allow for a reason. Also, your very next edit to that page was falsely identifying a good faith change as vandalism. I'll admit I sometimes make mistakes with my rollback -- but it almost never happens and even when it does I try to fix it immediately. But these reverts were very recent and you don't seem to notice a problem at all.
Note: I don't have the ability to assign rollback and I won't be making the final call, but I'm just giving my opinion.Computer Fizz (talk) 22:35, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Convenience link: all edits tagged as undos --DannyS712 (talk) 00:58, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

User:Derpdart56

Most edits I do are reverts. I am also active on simple the most. Thank you. Derpdart56 (talk) 22:22, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Convenience link: all edits tagged as undos --DannyS712 (talk) 00:59, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

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

None at this time

Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time