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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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User:Paul Henry Allen Lynch

Reason for requesting confirmed rights Paul Henry Allen Lynch (talk) 16:37, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Already done - You are already autoconfirmed — xaosflux Talk 20:30, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


Reason for requesting confirmed rights Selvaras (talk) 07:57, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
I would like add my company logo picture to upload here so please confirm my request ASAP.
Thanks & Regards
X mark.svg Not done - If the file you want to upload is available under a free license, it should be uploaded to our free media repository, the Commons. You do not need any special permissions to upload there, and you can use the same username and password you use here. If it is not available under a free license, it should be requested using the Files for Upload process, which does not require any special permissions. — xaosflux Talk 14:45, 25 November 2014 (UTC)


Alt account of User:Retartist for editing noticeboards that are semi protected (so I can edit on mobile) will edit with main account here in an hour or two Retardist (talk) 20:26, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
This account is my alt for public places and mobile editing Retartist (talk) 22:08, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 02:01, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

User:Tony Tan 98 (alt)

My alternative account for use on insecure devices. Thanks. Tony Tan98 · talk 08:32, 27 November 2014 (UTC)


I am a member of the IT Support Team at Worthing High School. We have noticed that the logo and a large proportion of the page about our school contains massively out of date information, and when searching on Facebook, the Wikipedia Page for our school comes up ahead of our own page. We wish for the information about the school to be up to date, especially our logo as we are going through a rebranding phase at the minute. We do not have any requirement to keep other Wiki articles up to date, only our own, and as such, we would not hit the 10 edits in four days bar. I request your approval for these purposes. Thank you, Stephen Pope, IT Support,_West_Sussex (talk) 13:56, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - you are now confirmed.. Swarm X 18:30, 28 November 2014 (UTC)


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Have created 50+ articles with a few GAs. Also have got some ITN and DYK credits, already have Rollback and Review Permissions. I think that I can be trusted with this one too. Faizan 15:00, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I tend to concur; no reason your contributions should be clogging up NPP. Despite a preponderance of stubs (many of which have only one source; you might want to revisit some of those), work like Operation Zarb-e-Azb and 2013 Quaid-e-Azam Residency attack convince me that you understand content policies well enough that your creations don't require automatic review. Yunshui  15:07, 26 November 2014 (UTC)


Have created some articles. Also I am currently making electoral district from Pakistan (which I'm further working on). It would nice if you grant me auto patrol rights. Please check my contributions and see if I'm eligible.Saadkhan12345 (talk) 16:45, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

@Saadkhan12345: Funny, I was just about to nominate you! ;) You've made 100+ articles in the past couple days (great job, by the way) and I think that it'd be better if you had the autopatrolled flag so they didn't each have to be reviewed. -Fimatic (talk | contribs) 01:38, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Too many concerns have been raised regarding the recently created consistency articles. Please try to make articles with more content, or at least clean stubs (categorized, without empty tables, etc), taking the advise of fellow editors. Feel free to reapply when you have more experience, you haven't been around for long yet. Cenarium (talk) 18:43, 27 November 2014 (UTC)


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I understand that 400 is the number of main space edits suggested, but I would like an exeption made to this, owing to my anti-vandalism edits made in the past Pablothepenguin (talk) 00:10, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
I would have to suggest that this user's recent contributions amply demonstrate that they are not yet to be trusted with the tools. AndyTheGrump (talk) 22:56, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) I don't think Pablo can be trusted with the tools, he's close to a block for disruptive editing. And he is under 400 edits with only 71 to mainspace. In addition he shows a lack of understanding of the rules, at one point Having a SPI case because he did not know the rules about multiple accounts. If he wants to get into anti-vandalism work he can just use Twinkle since it's almost the same as having normal rollback. LorChat 23:10, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Per above. With only 71 edits to mainspace, I don't think you have sufficient editing experience yet. Take a moment to check out what counter-vandalism is at WP:CVU and when you have made 400 or so edits to articles you may wish to enroll at the Counter Vandalism Academy to learn more. — MusikAnimal talk 23:21, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
I've been on Wikipedia for almost 2 years now, and mostly edit and create sports articles, although I also have an interest in fixing and adding citations on any article, and would like the privilege of having rollback permission. I intend to use Huggle with these privileges. Charlie the Pig (talk) 20:02, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:57, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm working on Wikipedia for over five years now (mostly films, music and sports) and I've held the rollback rights for about 3 of them. I had it revoked because I had a dispute with an admin over an article and received a ban - which I still think was a total joke because he was at fault - about half a year ago. With one ban in five years and no other problems on Wikipedia whatsoever, I think I 'm still more then qualified to have the rollback right. Best regards, --DasallmächtigeJ (talk) 23:39, 26 November 2014 (UTC)


Hello, I mostly occupy myself with fixing links to dab pages. Doing so, I'm going through loads of pages on all kinds of topics, and am therefore stumbling across vandalism now and again. Rollback rights would allow me to spend less time on fixing those issues. I have those rights on WP.NL and WP.FR as well by the way. Midas02 (talk) 07:37, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Swarm X 18:34, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

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After a long wikibreak, I'd like to return and continue my anti-vandalism efforts. I'm familiar with the relevant policies and believe I can once again be a valued editor — Possum (talk) 17:08, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:22, 7 November 2014 (UTC)


I've contributed to Wikipedia since April 2013 with currently over 1,000 edits. As a user, I took acknowledgment of the Wikipedia rules and policies. I mainly focus on good structure of the article and its characteristics. I started using Twinkle possibly in September of this current year. I later took a step with my editing by nominating articles for speedy deletions, adding tags on articles when required, reporting usernames that violate policies, etc. I have one article in my watch list that has the pending changes feature, and I am aware of how it functions. I am also granted rollback rights. Thank you for your consideration Callmemirela (talk) 03:46, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneMusikAnimal talk 23:18, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


I am a Veteran Editor II with nearly 14,000 edits on over 1,500 articles and almost 400 created pages. My main interest in making this request is that, on occasion, I will see an article tagged for review that sits there and sits there sans review; I feel that I am fully capable of judging whether or not such a new article should be allowed. GWFrog (talk) 20:10, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Looks good. — xaosflux Talk 21:07, 25 November 2014 (UTC)


I've edited around 1500 times since 2003 and I'm familiar with the policies related to reviewing. -- Cheol (talk) 07:57, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneMusikAnimal talk 20:52, 26 November 2014 (UTC)


I have contributed to Wikipedia since April 2014 with a bit less than 400 edits . I strongly believe that i am fairly aware and knowledgeable of the Wikipedia Rules and policies . I would like to get involved more in Wikipedia mainly in economic articles and economic indicators of the respective countries ( specifically Europe and especially countries that are in the Balkan peninsula ) because i have noticed that the figures are either outdated OR intentionally inflated or minimized . I strongly believe that this affects the trustworthiness of Wikipedia as a whole but even more specifically as a medium for precise economic indicators . If however i do not meet the minimum requirements for now , i can re apply later . Best regards , Gjirokastra15 (talk) 18:30, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Account creator

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Experienced Wikipedian running the wikipedia side of the workshop described at Wikipedia talk:GLAM/National Digital Forum. Need permissions for the day and preferably at least 72 hours prior to have a look around the interface and so we're not seeing it for the interface first time in the heat of the moment. (Be aware that we're GMT+13 so our 'on the day' is unusual.) Stuartyeates (talk) 06:35, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Will remove after the event. Please note, this permission has a few extra rights we trust you to not misuse, you may override blacklist or spoofing but only if you are confident that the account name is appropriate and a false positive for spoofing (per WP:USERNAME). — xaosflux Talk 13:42, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
The event was run apparently successfully. I didn't end up needing the rights, but thank you for granting them in case I did. Stuartyeates (talk) 19:08, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Less experienced Wikipedian organising the workshop described at Wikipedia talk:GLAM/National Digital Forum. Fail-over for the above. Need permissions for the day and preferably at least 72 hours prior to have a look around the interface and so we're not seeing it for the interface first time in the heat of the moment. (Be aware that we're GMT+13 so our 'on the day' is unusual.) @Giantflightlessbirds: you probably want to sign below saying you want these permissions. Stuartyeates (talk) 06:35, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
{{onhold}} Pending acknowledgement by Giantflightlessbirds (sign below), and acceptance of condition that you may ONLY use this right for overriding the creation throttle, not the blacklist or anti-spoofing system. — xaosflux Talk 13:42, 30 October 2014 (UTC) (15:59, 6 November 2014 (UTC))
{{onhold}} Pending requested start dates. — xaosflux Talk 12:56, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Administrator note: The Account Creator flag is not required to look around the interface. Mlpearc (open channel) 23:19, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • {{notdone}} Never acknowledged by user, may be re-requested if desired. This event already as one account creator assigned, Stuartyeates, and you can still create up to 6 accounts per day without this flag. — xaosflux Talk 15:06, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry, late to this request. Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 08:23, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done Until 2014-11-30, with the restrictions listed above. — xaosflux Talk 13:24, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Hello, On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Bangla Wikipedia, we will be hosting and arranging a series of activities throughout Bangladesh to celebrate the anniversary as well as conduct outreach programs and university workshops throughout November, December and January. For this purpose, tomorrow we are going to arrange a workshop at State University of Bangladesh where i need to create mass accounts before starting the program. Thanks! ~ Nahid Talk 13:47, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 17:19, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I'm a trainer for Wikimedia UK, currently trying to create an account for people taking part in the training session at NIMR, I used to have this permission and was unaware I had it revoked. Thanks Mrjohncummings (talk) 12:18, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Account Creator gets removed if you dont use it for a while. — xaosflux Talk 21:41, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

File mover

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Template editor

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User:Rich Farmbrough

From time to time I need to edit a template-editor protected template. I am a fairly experienced and active template editor, who has been editing templates in one way or another for over 10 years. Protected templates I have created include {{Asbox}} (used on about 2 million pages), {{Dated maintenance category}} (590k+ pages), {{DMCA}} (740k+ pages) and many many more. I have worked on almost all the very highly transcluded templates, including a complete re-work of the {{Portal}} (5 million pages +) template system that simplified and created a consistent look and feel across the project. I have a basic grasp of Lua. Face-smile.svg All the best: Rich Farmbrough18:52, 20 November 2014 (UTC).
As no one has commented yet, I'll make a few points.
  • Firstly, this is likely to be controversial given the arbitration case two years ago and subsequent enforcement blocks.
  • I am happy to point out that there has been no return to problematic editing, and Rich's current editing seems entirely positive. His reassimilation into the Wikipedia community seems almost complete :)
  • There is little doubt that you possess the technical prowess for this user right.
  • However I have a few lingering concerns ...
    • Back in the day you were an administrator, you frequently made undiscussed changes to protected templates. Sometimes these turned out to be controversial.
    • In the past, you have been criticised for making careless edits or not checking your code properly.
    • The other two problems which are relevant to this request (mass editing without bot authorisation, and making cosmetic changes to wikicode) are covered by editing restrictions and probably do not need to be discussed here.
Despite these slight concerns I am open to the idea of Rich being a template editor (particularly as it is easy to withdraw if any problems occur). But I suggest we wait for others to comment. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:19, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Considering changing my user name to Richardius of Borg. All the best: Rich Farmbrough02:33, 22 November 2014 (UTC).
Lol, perhaps that wasn't the best verb to use, but I'm glad it amused you. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:42, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Martin, for your analysis. I agree with you on every point. I don't see a problem with granting Rich this user right, as long as he is aware that it can be removed should there be any problems with controversial edits or incorrect gauging of consensus, etc. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:35, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Okay, well let's see if there are any other comments in the next few days. Otherwise I'm happy with the "easy come, easy go" approach. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:42, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done It's already been almost four days, so I don't think we really need to wait longer on this. I've flipped the switch, and Rich is now a template editor. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:09, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


I've been editing over the past few months and would like to volunteer in template editing. RWCasinoKid (talk) 10:59, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Sorry, but you have only two edits in the template namespace, neither template of which was protected. You simply do not need this tool at this time. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:08, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Question: How many Template edits do you need to be trusted with the TE flag? RWCasinoKid (talk) 12:59, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


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  • Marlisco (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) Intended to use this to correct some outdated links. Looking forward to do more on becoming familiar with the tool. 04:28, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
    X mark.svg Not done The bulk of your edits are page moves for Indian highway articles. The criteria that administrators are asked to evaluate your edit history against is that you have made at least 500 non-automated, mainspace edits—those edits show good judgement in editing, not just in buttons clicking. —Tom Morris (talk) 15:38, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Page movements were a recent activity and I have done non-automated edits before that. If my edit history won’t talk for me I don’t recommend myself. I request any one who has that right to contribute towards the work on National Highways. Please see Talk:National Highway 1D (India)(old numbering) for the context. Marlisco (talk) 06:37, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
User Marlisco is helping to improve WP:INR by updating the with renumbering of National Highways. I dont understand the logic of denying the AWB -- naveenpf (talk) 15:20, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • EoRdE6 (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) I am interested in improving Wikipedia and learning how to use AWB. I believe I meet the edit requirements, and my editing history will show no past issues. Thanks! 19:43, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
    X mark.svg Not done Your recent history of block evasion, edit warring, etc. don't fill me with trust --Guerillero | My Talk 19:47, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Ekips39 (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) Every so often I go around replacing raster images with vector ones (per c:Commons:Transition to SVG) and it would be nice to be able to do it faster, since it can get rather tedious and I've already resorted to find/replace in OpenOffice on more than one occasion. I'm somewhat sporadic in this respect, but it can't hurt anything, and I might do other more conventional stuff too if I can figure out how. 00:15, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done this seems reasonable enough --Guerillero | My Talk 19:53, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


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