Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Requests for permissions
This page enables administrators to handle requests for permissions on the English Wikipedia. Administrators are able to modify rollback, reviewer, file mover, template editor, account creator, confirmed, and autopatrolled rights.
Editors wishing to request a permission flag here should do so following the procedure below. Editors requesting permissions are advised to periodically revisit the requests page, as notifications will not always be given after a decision is made. To find out what permissions your account has, go to Special:Preferences, where your permissions are listed in the user profile tab under "Member of groups".
Requests for permissions are archived regularly, please see Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Archive for an index of past requests.


Handled here

The following are requested and handled here:

  • Account creator (add request · view requests): The account creator flag is granted to users who are active in the request an account process. The flag removes the limit on the maximum number of new accounts that can be created in a 24 hour period. It also allows users to make accounts with names similar to other accounts. The account creator flag is only given to users who participate in the ACC process and may be removed without notice should a user's participation in the account creation process cease.
  • Autopatrolled (add request · view requests): The autopatrolled flag is granted to users who are active in the creation of new articles. This tool is granted so their creations are auto patrolled in Special:NewPages. Unlike other requests, any user may nominate an editor for Autopatrolled, even without that user's consent. A user who wishes to have this flag generally should have created at least 50 articles and must be trusted, experienced, and must have demonstrated they are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially WP:BLP and Wikipedia:Notability.
  • Confirmed (add request · view requests): The confirmed flag may be granted to new users who have not yet hit the threshold for autoconfirmed status. These are users who have not had both 10 edits and 4 days experience. People with this flag can upload files and edit semi-protected pages before hitting the autoconfirmed flag. Users requesting this flag must indicate clearly why they should be exempted from the customary confirmation period.
  • Rollback (add request · view requests): Rollback enables users to remove vandalism much more quickly and efficiently than by undoing it. Users who do not demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes capable vandalism fighting, either because they have no or little history of doing so, or show a poor ability to discern between good and bad faith edits will not be granted this right. For a more detailed explanation of rollback and information about when it is appropriate to use the tool, see Wikipedia:Rollback. For information about the technical details of the feature, see here.
  • Template editor (add request · view requests): The template editor flag allows users to edit protected templates and Lua modules. General guidelines for granting include making at least 1,000 edits overall (with at least 150 to templates), being a registered user for over a year, and having a record of successfully proposing significant edits to several protected templates. Users should demonstrate proficiency with template syntax and an understanding of the need for caution when editing heavily-used templates.

Handled elsewhere

Several permissions are requested and handled elsewhere:

  • AutoWikiBrowser: Requests for access to AutoWikiBrowser should be made at Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage, if approved, your name will be added to the CheckPage. AutoWikiBrowser is a semi-automated MediaWiki editor for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 designed to make tedious repetitive tasks quicker and easier. It is essentially a browser that automatically opens up a new page when the last is saved. When set to do so, it suggests some changes (typically formatting) that are generally meant to be incidental to the main change. Please read the quick guide on the main page before requesting permission. Users with under 500 mainspace edits are RARELY approved and you only need to give a reason for wanting AWB access if you have fewer than 500 mainspace edits!
  • Edit filter: Requests for access to the Edit filter manager group should be made at Wikipedia talk:Edit filter. Requests may take in general up to seven days to process; more in case appropriate consensus, or lack of it, is not clear.
  • IP-block-exempt: While the IP-block-exempt right can also be granted by admins, this should not be requested here. Requests for the IP-block exempt right should be sent to the unblock-en mailing list or, if there are significant privacy concerns, to the Functionaries list (see Wikipedia:Functionaries).

Removal of permissions

If you wish to have any of your permission flags (except administrator) removed, you should contact an administrator. If you want your administrator flag removed, you should contact a bureaucrat.

This is not the place to request review of another user's rights. If you believe someone's actions merit removal of a permission flag, you should raise your concern at the incidents noticeboard.

Note: The bureaucrat, checkuser and oversight flags cannot be removed using this process page; those need to be posted at Steward requests/permissions. Stewards will typically not carry out such requests unless they come from members of the Arbitration Committee or a user who is requesting their own access be removed.



To make a request for a permission, click "add request" next to the appropriate header and fill in the reason for wanting permission.

Any editor may comment on requests for permission.


Administrators are permitted to grant rollback, file mover, reviewer, confirmed, autopatrolled and/or account creator flags to any user who meets the criteria explained above and can be trusted not to abuse the tool(s). They should review the user's contributions and logs to ensure the tools will be used appropriately and check for any indication of potential misuse.

Once an administrator has granted a permission or decided to deny a request, they should add {{done}} or {{not done}} respectively under the request with their comments. If a user already has the requested permission, or is autoconfirmed and requesting confirmed, {{already done}} should be used. The request will then be archived automatically: approved requests will be placed here; declined requests will go here.

Current requests


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I'd like to request pending changes review permissions for work particularly on BLP articles. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 20:58, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Do you have any comments on your recent block for edit warring on a BLP? — xaosflux Talk 14:10, 14 September 2014 (UTC)


I have been familiar with wikipedia for a long time and I've edited many articles too. I want to expand wikipedia by adding sourced edits either by reviewing or by editing. So, I am asking this right of reviewing krishna chalise 07:53, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Krishna418 your account history is fairly new, with ~125 edits to current articles listed. PC Review is primarily for reviewing potential vandalism to a very small section of the encylopedia's articles; it is not needed to add sources or otherwise expand articles. I would like to see you have a little bit more experience listed before adding PC1 review, one place you can assist with vandalism is through the various Recent changes patrol activities, including communicating with other users whose edits you would be reverting. After gaining some experience in these areas if you still want to work on processing the [[Special:PendingChanges|] queue, feel free to come back and request here again; having a prior decline is not held against you. You should link to this version and explain what you have done to gain experience in the meantime. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 14:19, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Account creator

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  • Hi, Graeme Bartlett. You may see that I've just returned from a long hiatus from contributing in order to expand my education. I plan to use my experience and what I've learned in order to contribute to the integrity of Wikipedia. I've recently added content here the other day. It's only the first edit of the many others that I will be deploying by the end of the week. I've also just finished writing the final changes to my scripts and will soon begin the official process outlined in WP:BOTPOL to begin properly testing and transitioning the bot I've written to be used. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. I'll be more than happy to discuss them. ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 07:25, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I am waiting to see the contributions to be made by the end of the week. I have never heard this process called "deploy" before, it sounds more like you are going to deploy a bot! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Divine time (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) I wish to use this tool to make my edits a lot easier. If you check my edits you can see in general that I usually edit football(soccer) articles. I add category from time to time(its really boring job) and I've added more than 500 articles to a task force(its was really hard to do when i did it manually). So i plan to use this tool for such jobs and also search out some spelling errors etc. 14:09, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Joeytje50 (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) I would like to be listed on the AutoWikiBrowser checklist, so that I can remove the single exception I have to have built in to my own AWB script version. Removing that would make the script more secure, by removing a possible loophole for vandals to simply copy, paste, and edit (which would give them access to the AWB script). To be completely honest, I most likely will not use the downloadable AWB, and I most likely will only use my own script version for testing (which I already have access to via the built-in loophole), but it seems to me that it's safer to not have the loophole built into the script. Regarding experience with wiki editing, I am admin on the RuneScape Wiki (@Wikia) with over 45,000 non-automated edits, plus another 10,000 semi-automated (AWB) edits there, so I'd say I'm a quite experienced wiki editor in general. I also realise that any abuse of the access, may it be granted, will result in revoking of the access and a ban from this wiki. 23:21, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done I don't really agree that just because you're tool is using the AWB approval list that you should be placed on it. It is primarily the check page for AWB, not your script. I wouldn't worry a great deal about anyone modifying your script to gain access (after all, this is always a possibility with all such tools, it just happens that you've made their work slightly easier). If you are concerned about that, I suggest you create a second approval page in your userspace (e.g. /awbcheckpage.css) with your self listed (and anyone else you want to grant access to) and combine the two lists in the script. - Kingpin13 (talk) 09:36, 13 September 2014 (UTC)


Please only list approved/trial approved bots here and add a link to your bot approval at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval.