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 18:27:43, 16 August 2018 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


Requesting rollback to assist with reverting vandalism. I have had rollback permission on en since September of 2017. I plan on using the tool to attempt to locate and revert both old and new vandalism. Thanks. Operator873CONNECT 01:28, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
 Done--Peterdownunder (talk) 22:08, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

User:Path slopu

I am requesting rollback to revert vandalism. I am active in en.wikipedia as well as the simplewiki. Thank you Path slopu (Talk) 16:21, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You haven't reverted vandalism any here yet. Try undoing more edits, or use Twinkle for now. --Eurodyne (talk) 07:23, 12 August 2018 (UTC)


Hello, I am request for Rollback rights to prevent vandalism. I noticed IP users turn out to be vendors especially in the new page log. I have tried to make necessary changes and often left them warning messages. I have been an active participant here. But I would love to do it often and help already granted Rollback colleagues get the help they need. Best regards MyPeople76 (talk) 20:02, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Rollback is for quickly reverting vandalism, and is only granted to people experienced in anti-vandalism. You have very few edits that undo vandalism. Vermont (talk) 22:02, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


Hello, I am not sure if this is too early a request to make but I would like to be granted the new article patroller rights. I have seen most recently created articles on here are not checked as soon as they are created. Hence I spend most of the time making corrections to these articles as mostly, some, do not even have any single sources and also put on QD articles i feel should not be on this Wikipedia. I have been active since joining and I want to continue to improve this wiki. I have also made contributions of about 700 and created about 50 new articles in the time I have been here. I feel, as an editor, I should exercise good judgement before making any decision to either put an article on QD or improve it. I have tried my level best to exercise that judgement and where I made mistakes, I went back to revert my mistake. Therefore, I feel I can play an integral role in the improvement of this wiki in terms of simplifying articles, puting sources to articles, putting tags on appropriate spaces and making QD and RfD requests on articles. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 19:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done First, no one expects or even wants new articles to be patrolled immediately. We've had complaints about patrollers adding qd or maintenance tags too soon because the article creators were still working on the articles.
But the main reason I'm denying is related to the fact that when you have the patroller right, your own articles don't show as needing to be patrolled. The articles you have created have mostly needed some work. That shows not only that your articles need to be patrolled, but that you might not be able to judge whether someone else's article needs work. Patrolling isn't just clicking the link, it's evaluating what shortcomings an article has and deciding whether to tag, request deletion, or fix it yourself. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:51, 13 August 2018 (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