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

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.
  • 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.



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

Current requests


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Reason for requesting confirmed rights Loveairpanes151 (talk) 09:50, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

1.I would like to request for confirmed rights as i'am interested in making some corrections in pages which not only me but everyone would find wrong ( i will only correct the pages which i know best about and to confirm that iam right i always check with my sources) and also i would like to add some pictures which would look best on dull pages with no pictures or ones with very less one's. I would like to become an confirmed user not only because i want to correct the mistakes so that everyone does not get the wrong information but also because I love Wiki and will follow all the rules its my dream to become a confirmed user so i can create my own pages im a huge fan of aviation so it would be great if i could create my own page and upload pics and help other users if they need help or with them create an awesome page which everybody would be interested in

Regards A big fan of wiki


Reason for requesting confirmed rights Jacobmosk98 (talk) 18:44, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

I want to make a page about myself.

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment You shouldn't be making autobiographies. Joseph2302 (talk) 20:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


Reason for requesting confirmed rights Jacobmosk98 (talk) 18:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No reason listed. — xaosflux Talk 17:38, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


Reason for requesting confirmed rights Harshchaudharya2z (talk) 16:52, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

I am Venush Kumar Harsh Chaudhary's Father. I am granted permission by Harsh Chaudhary to use his account to write an article about him because people are goint search about him so, to make article easily available to all the people I want to move article from User:harshchaudharya2z/harsh_chaudhary to Harsh_Chaudhary So that it will be easily accessible through the searches via search engines. Remember that I am having permission granted by Harsh Chaudhary to use his account to make edits.

Harshchaudharya2z Regardless of permission, accounts CAN NOT be shared, user accounts are strictly for individuals. Mlpearc (open channel) 18:28, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, Your account is already confirmed. Nakon 03:46, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


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I'll mostly create new articles about living people in European basketball. I've learned all of the most important routines watching experiences patrollers at work after creating my first 50-ish articles and am looking to implement what they were usually doing right away, during article creation. --OxymoronNBG (talk) 09:43, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

User:Dan Koehl

After my request in december 2014, I was asked by @Xaosflux: to re-request this access in a month, and give reference to that version (Special:PermanentLink/638004641) in my next request. Three months later I have patrolled hundreds of pages here, and as byrocrat on Wikispecies granted autopatrol rights to 55 users. Since then I have enjoyed learning about and using the cross-project attribution by performing a transwiki import by requesting it at WP:RFPI as I was asked to do. I am rollbacker and reviewer since december 2014, and have been active at Special:NewPagesFeed and Special:PendingChanges. Dan Koehl (talk) 12:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done @Dan Koehl: articles look good - happy editing. — xaosflux Talk 17:26, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Dan Koehl (talk) 18:09, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


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It ‘ll help to further contribute. Thanks One life to live (talk) 13:02, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) A lot of your edits are on draft articles and in your own userspace. smileguy91talk 19:56, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done With fewer than 200 mainspace edits, I am unable to approve this request right now. Please take some time to become more familiar with the tools and feel free to request again once you have made 200+ mainspace edits. Thanks, Nakon 02:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
@Nakon: Seems a disconnect can you please recheck- ThanksOne life to live (talk) 08:57, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up, I'm not sure where I got that mixed up. This request is Yes check.svg Done. Nakon 00:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)


To deal with several xwiki abuse. I'm not using it for controversial situations. GZWDer (talk) 06:08, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

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I have been reverting vandalism with STiki. I am a rollbacker and have helped out at AIV. TheMagikCow (talk) 15:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, this conversation from the other day, which resulted in an admin instructing you not to decline AIV reports, suggests that you need more experience before taking on tasks that require you to make judgement calls. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:16, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


I have been on WP since 2013, and since then, I have been a prolific Twinkle user and rollbacker. I am also familiar with policies on reviewers, vandalism, copyvios, etc. I wouldn't mind about either accepting or reverting edits for certain pages using the right. Snowager-Talk 20:13, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Just because the edit count tool is currently down, here is this users edit count:
Edit count for User:Snowager
Counted at 20:23, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (UTC)
  • Article 455
  • Talk 6
  • User 94
  • User talk 600
  • Wikipedia 113
  • Category 3
Total 1271
EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 20:25, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I will have to agree with others that your signature may be too light of color to read clearly on a white background. MusikAnimal talk 22:36, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


I have been reading the 'production' side of Wikipedia for years so I think I have a solid grasp of policy. I believe I have a good grasp of what is and is not vandalism although I do not go out of my way to look for it. Reviewing pending changes is a way I can contribute to the project even if I do not have the time for extended article development. Thank you for your consideration. JBH (talk) 02:48, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Nakon 04:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


I feel like I could be given reviewer rights because I know what and what isn't vandalism. I currently do have the rollback right, and I do have a lot of experience with Twinkle, Igloo, and Lupin's anti-vandal tool. I would like to thank you for looking at this request, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Yoshi24517Chat Online 04:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

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  • DiscantX (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) Will come in handy for my typo fixing (via WP:TYPO and in general), for searching for additions of spam (for instance, I recently removed a bunch of additions to martial arts related articles referencing an unrelated comic named "the life adventures of patti li" that had gone unnoticed for some time), and probably other uses once I learn to navigate the software. 23:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Jbhunley (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) I have been gnomeing arround a lot and there are a couple things I would like to use AWB for. First, simple typo and article clean up. This type of work meshes well with my editing schedule. Right now I can do bursts of activity but can not really commit to long term article development. This is one way I can contribute something to the project.

    The second thing I would like to attempt is to create either a module or rule set to give me a list of potential spamusers to check out. No automated actions, just list generation. I am not sure if AWB would be good for this but I would like to see if it would meet the need. This task would not be attempted until I have a good understanding of AWB as well as experience with it. Thank you for your consideration. JBH (talk) 02:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


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