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 (talk) 19:19, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Advanced rights can not be applied to an IP account, sorry. Mlpearc (open channel) 19:22, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to publish a draft related to our organization. At the moment, there is no Move option on the page for changing the type of the article from drafts to published, so I guess the account is not confirmed. Thanks! FinncultBlx (talk) 10:24, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You only need 6 more edits to become autoconfirmed. Alternatively you could request the page to be moved at WP:RM/TR. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:30, 23 January 2015 (UTC)


Reason for requesting goes here,_Look_at_Me I am using the lyrics to this song in my memoir in progress and am looking for copyright permission from wikipedia or another source Brodowb (talk) 15:18, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done as this is not actually a request to be confirmed. I would add that Wikipedia absolutely cannot release the copyright on someone else's copyrighted works to you, so this is a complete non-starter. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:36, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


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I have created a total of 332 articles (excluding redirects) at this point in time. I feel like it would be easier to have them patrolled just at creation so I don't get so many notifications. Once, I got about 20 notifications because of someone patrolling the pages. Jackninja5 (talk) 07:58, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
I see quite a few blank lists being created like 1954 in Libya 1991 in Libya, 1960 in Libya, and 1944 in the Soviet Union. These would be eligible for a speedy delete, but there could be potential to expand these though. But as they stand they are useless. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 01:09, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
I often see his work while reviewing pages, and think that due to his work always being without blemish, i would request that JackNinja5 be granted this, both for his convenience, and that of others who review new pages Virophage (talk) 09:46, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done - endorsing comment by Graeme Bartlett. NAC from Virophage not taken into consideration (this 'right' accords no convenience for the user). --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:05, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


I am Senior Editor Wikipedia, you may visit my profile for my contributions, with Autopatrolled right that would be more easier to contribute, thanks .-- Faizan Munawar Varya chat contributions 20:54, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. A random check of some 15% of your 300+ creations shows excellent work. Autopatolled will not however make it easier for you to contribute. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:35, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


I am a patroller in Malayalam Wikipedia (My Native Language) and Commons (uploading Lot of photos). It would be easier for me to create more articles and reduce the notifications and clutter if you grant me autopatrolled status. Ranjithsiji (talk) 07:12, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) According to this, you've created 5 articles, out of which one is a disambiguation (Thuravoor), Koyikkal Palace with a tag that hasn't been addressed since November, and lastly, Puthoorppilly Sree Krishnaswamy Temple and Karppillikkavu Sree Mahadeva Temple stands with an unreferenced tag. EthicallyYours! 07:43, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done Spend more time here and read the policies, and see what the patrollers do. Then create the quota of articles required. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:48, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


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Hello admins, I'd like to use rollback.I do RC patrol, such as reverting blanked pages, though User:CluebotNG beats me to it sometimes. I only screwed up one time due to an edit conflict.Clubjustin3 (talk) 23:40, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
@Clubjustin4: Please explain these two reverts: Special:Diff/643502087 and Special:Diff/643160992. Also, I notice that you often don't warn users when reverting them. Why not? Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:45, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh, those random reverts were my classmate, I went to the washroom, and It was opened to RC, thus he started to play with rollback on my account. About the warning part, I didn't know until before I started this request for rollback. Will start warning from next revert.Clubjustin3 (talk) 09:02, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Dang, revert, not rollback.Clubjustin3 (talk) 09:24, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Dearie me, shared/compromised account? --L235 (talk) Ping when replying 17:59, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Please see the notice at the top of this page. With only 34 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. Also, please see WP:LITTLEBROTHER. Consider logging out when leaving your computer. Accounts deemed compromised are blocked indefinitely. — MusikAnimal talk 18:27, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


I'd like this right for future vandalism incidents I have to correct. There was recently an incident on Paul Blart: Mall Cop where multiple users vandalised the article in a short space of time. I found myself powerless to fight the edits, which were numerous and done mostly by one IP. I had to wait for someone with the right to come rollback the edits, and that inspired me to come here and attempt to get this right for future use. I already have the reviewer right, and I have over 700 edits. StewdioMACK (talk) 13:37, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Powerless? How come? Try Twinkle or using undo? Or manually reverting to a version? Cheers, --L235 (talk) Ping when replying 18:01, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Twinkle can only rollback one user's edits, in my experience, which is useless against multiple editors, as I mentioned. And undo only reverts one edit at a time. Perhaps I phrased that poorly. I wasn't "powerless", but the rollback right WOULD have simplified this dilemma. But thanks, Lixxx235. StewdioMACK (talk) 06:38, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
@StewdioMACK: I'm afraid rollback only allows you to rollback one user's edits, so don't get your hopes too high ;) In the meantime, you can use old-school revert (select an old revision, "edit" and save) or you can use Twinkle's "revert to this version" feature. Best of luck. Cheers, --L235 (talk) Ping when replying 05:58, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per above. Also, note that you can use Undo to revert more than one edit at a time, by viewing a diff of them all, then clicking the Undo link on the diff page. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:46, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
@Jackmcbarn:You're going to deny a request for rollback to a user with 600 article edits just because of a slight misunderstanding of how a tool they don't have yet operated? Really? If you have a reason other than "per above" that's one thing, but I see nothing in those remarks that leads me to believe this user would misuse rollback. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:49, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
@Beeblebrox: I'm a little bit concerned that rollback will be used in situations where undo would be more appropriate given the above, but I guess it's not a big deal. I've reopened this for another admin to make the decision. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:17, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. From a check of their recent edits, user appears to have a clear understanding of what constitutes vandalism. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:51, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello all, I am requesting rights to Rollback. It is a useful tool to have for any experienced editor I believe. I have dealt with some vandalism in the past, although I would like to do more in the future. DaltonCastle (talk) 18:27, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneTom Morris (talk) 01:06, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Ill use this wisely and responsibly. DaltonCastle (talk) 03:50, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


Ready to move up to Huggle ―Mandruss  20:21, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneTom Morris (talk) 01:03, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


Would really like to move up to STiki and to help fight more vandalism. I have experience of doing RC patrol. TheMagikCow (talk) 12:59, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:58, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Boy Seeks Girl Tonight

My second request here for this tool after having recently been declined here. I have now just about grazed the famous 200-mark and so much of what I do is based on checking changes and extinguishing vandalism. I feel I should say that the number of edits I have done doesn't reflect the actual number of times I've been on hand to revert vandalism, it is just that so often I have been pipped to the post by Cluebot or someone with Rollback! :) Thanks for consideration. Boy Seeks Girl Tonight (talk) 15:00, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Your last few edits suggest to me that you don't fully know how to work in the area of vandalism at this time. You misplaced a report in the bot section on AIV and you are using the wrong templates in warning users. Spend time at Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit/Academy and wait a month or two before coming back again to request rollback. only (talk) 15:58, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


Hoping for rollback rights so I can use Huggle, because I've been focusing a lot of my attention recently on counter-vandalism. Combined, I have over 200 edit across the different Wikimedia projects. Kadmium (talk) 00:12, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Please see the notice at the top of this page. With only 78 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. Armbrust The Homunculus 03:51, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

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I have done a bit of reviewing by adding my name to the reviewers' list. I would like to have the rights. Please consider. jojo@nthony (talk) 15:04, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
@Tachs:On the surface you appear to easily meet the requirements for this, but the way your request is worded causes me to suspect you don't actually understand what this user right is for. Could you possibly explain in your own words what you anticipate doing with this user right? Beeblebrox (talk) 20:31, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the message. I have been active in reviewing articles on the AFC platform for which I had added my name to the list of reviewers. I also follow articles to fight vandalism, such as this [1]. I was under the impression that, by adding my name, I legitimized my reviewing activity. However, it dawned on me only recently that I do not have the rights and my reviewing is not legitimate per se. I understand I can make edits but would like to do it with approved authority. By the way, I am sorry I couldn't word my original request properly. --jojo@nthony (talk) 03:57, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
@Tachs:, this is to approve pending changes to semi-protected articles. If your name is on the AfC list, you can review AfC submissions as legitimately as anyone. Origamite 14:05, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Mate!! That would be enough. I had a feeling I was doing something not quite legitimate. Happy editing !! --jojo@nthony (talk) 14:10, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
In that case, X mark.svg Not done, good luck with the AFC reviewing, they need all the help they can get. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:10, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Mate. Cheers!!--jojo@nthony (talk) 04:25, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Arfæst Ealdwrítere

I applied a bit more than a month ago and was told to wait a month. Arfæst! 01:10, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 06:08, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


The backlog is currently at 18 hours, and I would like to be able to help work through the backlog. —danhash (talk) 18:03, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:25, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Rider ranger47

I would like to help out in reviewing edits, the backlog is currently at 19 hours. Rider ranger47 Talk 19:20, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. With only 61 edits to articles, you do not have sufficient experience and an established track record of detecting vandalism. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:28, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello. I am requesting the reviewer user right so that I may be of assistance in sorting through pending changes. I've read through Wikipedia:Reviewing and Wikipedia:Vandalism in their entireties, and I'm familiar with all other relevant policies. Thank you. —zziccardi (talk) 19:33, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:31, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


After reading through WP:VANDALISM and WP:REVIEWING and several other pages about other closely relevant policies, including need-to-know basic Wikipedia policies, I would like to help out with the backlog. t 1234567890Number c 03:01, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Comment However, it's not a heavy backlog--only 7 hour's worth, and I just cleared out a bit. I recognize that you've been here 2 years, but you have only 225 undeleted edits, and 60 of them to your user page. Origamite 04:18, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Comment, pt 2. And as of right now, there is no backlog at all. Origamite 19:25, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. It is generally desirable to have at least 400 article edits and some experience detecting and removing vandalism before requesting this. You are well short of that and I see no edits to WP:AIV in your history. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:11, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Account creator

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  • Question You only have 193 edits in the article namespace instead of the required 500. For what do you want to use AWB? Armbrust The Homunculus 13:28, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I think this software is the useful tool for editing articles. How much experience is needed to use it? Hananeh.M.h (talk) 05:39, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  • The experience I look for proves that you can write English using correct grammar and syntax, that you know how to use Wiki markup, you know some Wikipedia policy, that you can communicate using talk, and that there are not too many complaints about you. I look for about 400 non-automated edits that add or improve content. If you do large contributions using less edits then that could prove competence also, but the instructions ask for a specific reason. That is what do you intend to do with the tool! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:37, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I am still waiting to hear what you want to do with AWB. Please be specific. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:29, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • What would you like to do with AWB? Mostly I see reverts and removals. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 02:27, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Mostly to explore it. Most of what I've done on Wikipedia is reverting vandalism and answering semi-protected edit requests, I'm interested in broadening my scope and AWB looks like a useful tool to get into making small corrections. Cannolis (talk) 07:14, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Since you have under 500 mainspace edits, can you please tell us what you want to do with AWB? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 02:16, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  • User:Graeme Bartlett I would revert a spelling mistake. I would also cleanup pluralisation links using the link then s out side the []. TheMagikCow (talk) 12:53, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • You have only 190 article edits, short of the 500 article edit guideline on this tool, what are your plans for AWB? — xaosflux Talk 14:21, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done very little experience on the English Wikipedia. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 01:09, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


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