Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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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.

Permissions

Handled here

User Groups
  • 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.
Other
  • 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!

Handled elsewhere

Several permissions are requested and handled elsewhere:

  • 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.

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.

Process

Requestors

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

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. A log of approved requests will be placed here; declined requests will go here.

Current requests

Confirmed

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User:DogePutot

1. I want to use the wikipedia upload wizard. DogePutot (talk) 07:54, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

2. I can't wait four days to be auto confirmed because I really need to upload images for my friends.

Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 08:00, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Please see the notice at the top of this page. If you want to upload a file, request it at Wikipedia:Files for upload rather than making a request here. Or, if your file is available under a free license, upload it to Wikimedia Commons, where you do not require any special permissions to upload files. --TL22 (talk) 17:17, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Just to clarify: 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. Yoshi24517Chat Online 18:17, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Looking at their contribs, they have already been uploading and adding a number of terrible images to articles before even making this request. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:48, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Nabeel R Khan

Dear Team, Nabeel R Khan (talk) 01:55, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Today I came to know about WLE Contest. I have some pictures to upload, which I have captured during my trip to Northern Areas of Pakistan. As the last date of the contest is May 31, 2015 and as per policy it will take 4 days for the confirmation of account. So I want to request you to confirm my account ASAP so that I would have some sufficient time to upload the pictures. I seek and hope for your favorable gesture in this regards. Nabeel ur Rahman Khan E-Mail : nabeel.ur.rahman@gmail.com User Name : Nabeel R Khan

Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 02:00, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
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. Nakon 15:47, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Morteza Ghassemieh

ّ I have waited longer than the four days, but have not been confirmed yet. Morteza Ghassemieh (talk) 04:12, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You have to have an account for four days and make at least ten edits. You only need to make four more edits to become autoconfirmed. Beeblebrox (talk) 04:51, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Papplemanger

I would like to upload the logo for Hospital Radio Station RBFM, and would rather not go around making 10 edits just to improve the wiki. Papplemanger (talk) 14:49, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 14:50, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Never mind, turns out creating this was enough to do it after all!
Already done - You are already autoconfirmed. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:11, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Malikmakmur

return the wrong article Malikmakmur (talk) 15:05, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Your request is nonsense, but in any event Already done - You are already autoconfirmed. Beeblebrox (talk) 15:51, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Patrican

I have a photo of eight caterpillars linked together to form a snake. This is a very rare photo. I would like to put it in the "Defensive Behavior" section of "Caterpillar". I have had an account at Wikipedia for some years, but I don't want to make more random edits just to "Autoconfirm." Patrican
Adding this request was your tenth edit, and so Already done - You are already autoconfirmed. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:34, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Epicteam

Need to upload and change the profile picture for the Stefanie Scott page. We are a company that works alongside her and her management and have been asked by her management to upload this image. We own the copyright and would rather not make random edits to reach 10. Insidious 3 is coming out (movie in which she is in) and management needs an updated profile picture ASAP...can't wait 4 days. Epicteam (talk) 00:32, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much in advance, we really appreciate whatever help you can give us.

Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 00:50, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, user blocked. Nakon 01:38, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Autopatrolled

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User:Medgirl131

Has created 126 articles I dream of horses (T) @ 03:22, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Nakon 23:20, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Roshan014

I have created over 20 articles and I plan to do more. --Roshan014Talk 11:55, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 12:00, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, the requirement is around 50 new articles. Unfortunately, you have not yet met this criteria. Nakon 23:22, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

User:BaldBoris

I haven't created that many (65) in my five years here, but plan to start so think it's time. BaldBoris 14:53, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Nakon 23:26, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Cbj77

Has created 100+ articles I dream of horses (T) @ 07:46, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Mifter (talk) 22:56, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Impru20

Has 191 articles. I dream of horses (T) @ 17:58, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by User:KrakatoaKatie. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:17, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Rococo1700

Has written over a 1,000 articles. I dream of horses (T) @ 17:47, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Beeblebrox (talk) 18:22, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Rberchie

Has created 96 articles. I dream of horses (T) @ 17:51, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment This user has had 2 requests for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([2][3]). MusikBot talk 18:00, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Beeblebrox (talk) 18:24, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Econterms

I have created 50 articles and would like to reduce the workload on new page reviewers/patrollers. -- econterms (talk) 23:19, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Iantheimp

Has created 246 articles. I dream of horses (T) @ 11:05, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Samak

I created more than 125 articles.-- SaməkTalk 12:54, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Rollback

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User:TeaLover1996

I already use Pending Changes Reviewer Rights to check for and revert any vandalism, I believe that rollback rights would help too TeaLover1996 (talk) 21:32, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([4]). MusikBot talk 21:40, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You have recently engaged in edit warring--I would like to see more time between edit warring and rollback. Malinaccier (talk) 22:16, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
@Malinaccier: Recently? It was two months ago that is not recent TeaLover1996 (talk) 14:18, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, seems recently to me. I stand by this decision. Malinaccier (talk) 14:38, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Well if thats what you think I will wait until applying again for rollback rights. Regards TeaLover1996 (talk) 15:05, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Antrocent

The usual tool access reasons. Antrocent (♫♬) 23:11, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Antrocent, I've given you the user right as you've been around a while, have lots of edits and should know what vandalism is, by Wikipedia definition. Just remember that rollback should typically only be used in clear cases of vandalism. Thanks for your help. Rjd0060 (talk) 21:37, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

User:KamranMackey

I think getting rollback rights would help me revert bad edits & vandalism better. Kamran Mackey (talk) 00:59, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done - Looking through your contribs you have just over 500 edits and don't appear to have much experience in fighting vandalism. I would recommend trying out a tool like Twinkle to get some experience first and then re-requesting in a month or so. Best, Mifter (talk) 22:53, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Mandruss

I have a nervous habit of tapping on the laptop's touchpad and moving the mouse pointer around. Since receiving the rollback right a few months ago, I have accidentally clicked rollback three times. I have read Wikipedia:Rollback#Accidental_use_of_rollback, but I still feel the right has more cost than benefit in my case, and would like it revoked if that can be done without harm to my record. ―Mandruss  03:05, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Rollback removed. Best, Tiptoety talk 03:16, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Yash!

I have been using twinkle to rollback for years and I didn't realise I wasn't a rollbacker untill it failed. Since I updated my phone yesterday, somehow the twinkle option is not appearing. The "pending changes" option still does so I guess "rollback" might as well. Also, where do I post the issue I am facing? Thanks! — Yash! (Y) 03:32, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Although you may find you don't like it near as much as twinkle rollback. Personally I wish I didn't have it, but admins don't have a choice in the matter. If I had to guess I would say the browser in your phone just doesn't support twinkle, but WT:TWINKLE is where the actual experts on it hang out. If you get it fixed up and don't want "normal" rollback, ask me or post here again to have it removed. Beeblebrox (talk) 04:01, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Itsyoungrapper

I protect mainly articles about Czech Republic, Czech politics and Czech government where I often get in touch with vandalism, I will take care about these topics and generally whole Wikipedia. For me, it's great opportunity to help and prevent people from misunderstanding and false information. Thank you Itsyoungrapper (talk) 18:10, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 18:20, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Looking through your contribs you have just over 200 edits and it doesn't look like you have much experience in fighting vandalism. I would recommend trying out a tool like Twinkle to get some experience with anti-vandalism work first and then re-request in a month or two if you would still like the tool. Best, Mifter (talk) 16:57, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Samak

I have been using Wikipedia and editing it on a monthly basis since May 2012 (3 year) ;Creat more than 100 Articles and I am currently on more than 3,000 edits and much of my editing is copy-editing (including the reversal of vandalism); I am aiming to do more on Wikipedia including more substantive edits but I also want to take my minor edits further and make more effective use of my tools.--SaməkTalk 21:33, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:11, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Sammanhumagain

Hello, I am a regular editor at Wikipedia but do not hold any significant responsibility rather than a normal user and recently have been doing rollbacks in the case of vandalism. I have read all the regulations regarding the rolback regulations and my history is clean as well Sammanhumagaint@lk 07:38, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Beeblebrox (talk) 16:24, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Flixtey

I frequently patrol pages and i believe this tool will compliment my activities on Wikipedia Flixtey (talk) 17:08, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:33, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Jacob Lott 8

I would like to stop vandalism faster instead of unfoing edits. I am trusted for this right. Jacob Lott 8 talk 16:32, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Please see the notice at the top of this page. With only 23 edits to the 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 200 or so edits to articles you may wish to enroll at the Counter Vandalism Academy to learn more. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:34, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

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User:Angelo6397

I have been here for 5 years, got blocked but came back as a responsible user who studied almost all of the stuff I needed to learn here like a course. Because of being blocked indifenitely for two years (I got unblocked in January 2015), I made my self familiar to Biographies of living persons, WP:NPOV, WP:Original research, WP:NOT and other basic things that is needed here. I also have no problem in copyright now, which is the reason why I got blocked before, anybody can test me what it is basically and you can check my upload history, I think I have mastered it already. So I think I can review pending edits in a protected page and do my job responsibly because I think I know what to accept. Angelo6397 (talk) 13:42, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done We'd like to see you apply those lessons you say you've learned for several more months before granting you this user right. KrakatoaKatie 05:10, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Govindaharihari

I have time and inclination to check some of these pending edits and have read Wikipedia:Pending changes Govindaharihari (talk) 08:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I see no problems with your recent edit history. Continue to use good care and judgment. KrakatoaKatie 05:28, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Mr RD

I've been contributing towards improvement of Wikipedia and fighting against vandalism from past two years. I'm a new page patroller and have prevented vandal edits on many pages and requested semi-protection of a few like Arijit Singh. I'm well familiar with WP:NPOV, WP:BLP, WP:VERIFY and other policies. I wish to further improve Wikipedia (I already have rollback rights.) Mr RD (talk) 17:01, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done KrakatoaKatie 21:25, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:\\'arrior 786

This is to request pending changes reviewer rights for improving wikipedia as much as knowledge I have for its priority and presperity. Thanks \\'arrior 786 (talk) 19:57, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You have been blocked for disruption twice in the last three months. KrakatoaKatie 08:32, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Capitalismojo

I have been an active editor since 2007, I have made 12,000+ edits, have never had any admin problems, and am a rollbacker. I am interested and I believe I would be a good pending changes reviewer. Capitalismojo (talk) 13:54, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done KrakatoaKatie 08:27, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:OMGWEEGEE2

Hello there! I'm a user that's been here since 2009, but I really started doing major edits at the beginning of 2013. I'd like to become a pending changes reviewer since I'm a recent changes patroller, and i help out since I could validate edits on articles that normal users need to have approval to get their changes made. I've reviewed the policies on vandalism at least 10 times the past 3 months, so I think I have a good understanding on what it is on Wikipedia. I can help out admins and other reviewers by immediately spotting vandalism/good faith edits/copyright infringement/etc. once it appears in recent changes.OMGWEEGEE2 (talk) 18:38, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 18:40, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Please edit in a responsible manner for a few months in the areas you've specified. You need a little more experience first. KrakatoaKatie 21:22, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:LavaBaron

I currently have rollback rights and a flawless disciplinary history. Most of my recent activity has been new page patrolling and I'd like to expand that to also include pending changes reviewing. I have read, and familiarized myself with, Wikipedia:Pending changes. LavaBaron (talk) 23:08, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done KrakatoaKatie 21:19, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Sammanhumagain

I have been regular contributing in Wikipedia for a while now and I am aware of all the responsibilities and consequences this position brings. I am ready for the challenge Sammanhumagaint@lk 07:30, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Jacob Lott 8

I check for pending changes a lot, so I think I'd be good as a Pending Changes Reviewer. Jacob Lott 8 talk 05:00, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 05:00, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You have only 23 edits to articles, yet you have already applied for nearly every permission we have, including adminship. You need to slow it down. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:38, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Rberchie

I have had some experience patrolling new pages and want to extend my contributions on Wikipedia by reviewing pending changes too. I am an active editor, a rollbacker and an autopatroller. Rberchie (talk) 08:22, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Account creator

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User:Malikmakmur

To delete vandal and other crime Malikmakmur (talk) 15:02, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You obviously have no idea what it is you are asking for, as well as being grossly unqualified to begin with. Beeblebrox (talk) 15:56, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

File mover

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User:\\'arrior 786

As I am not new to wikipedia and wonder to be an admin too for my best contribution in expanding wikipedia. Clearly this is to request filemover rights. your highnes! \\'arrior 786 (talk) 20:01, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Unfortunately, you do not appear to have any experience with managing files on the project. Please review Wikipedia:File_mover and feel free to request again once you have more experience. Nakon 22:46, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Template editor

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AutoWikiBrowser

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Users

Stong oppose for this user. Their recent wave of "patrols" have included lots of incorrect stub tagging (article already has a stub) and article prodding when they don't understand the notability policies. Allowing them to do it with AWB will just allow them to make more mistakes in a shorter time. WP:CIR. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 19:44, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Bots

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