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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User:Pink Floyd 110

Reason for requesting confirmed rights Pink Floyd 110 (talk) 12:46, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Can i edit any article if it is Legal?

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm not sure I understand your question. You're autoconfirmed, which means you can - for the most part - edit almost any article on Wikipedia, provided that your edits are sourced and appropriate, plus satisfy the need for wP:CONSENSUS the panda ɛˢˡ” 13:45, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Already done: Pink Floyd 110 appears to currently have the autoconfirmed user right. - KingpinBot (talk) 12:02, 18 October 2014 (UTC)


Reason for requesting confirmed rights Shahzad7089 (talk) 12:45, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. There are very, very few cases where accounts are confirmed early. As you have provided no reason to even consider doing so for your account this request is denied. Beeblebrox (talk) 15:17, 18 October 2014 (UTC)


I wish to be made a confirmed member to allow me higher levels of editing capability in fields where I am an expert. Notsocoolguy (talk) 20:56, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. You only need to make three more edits to be automatiacally confirmed.. Beeblebrox (talk) 01:00, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


Would like to give Stephen Colbert the satisfaction of having his height updated to the correct one, 5' 11". I also see other bits of misinformation from time to time and I would love to have the ability to correct it. :) Jamintexas (talk) 23:36, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - Hi, and thank you for creating an account to edit Wikipedia. Although I fully understand your desire to dive right in, many of our articles are semi-protected because they are controversial, prone to vandalism, or other reasons. As a new editor with few edits, it might be wise to discuss your edits on the article talkpage in order to gain consensus for your edits, and then use {{Edit semi-protected}} to request the edit be performed. I only recommend this until you're used to the challenges of reliable sources, the biographies of living persons policy, and other similar policies. The good news is that fewer than 5% of Wikipedia articles are protected; this means that 95% of the articles can use your help right now! Beeblebrox (talk) 23:41, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


Dear Sir, I am interested in this encyclopedia because sir I wants to make some pages about my religion and would help in edit of other pages. Somehow, I will also help your valuable readers to get better knowledge about our culture. Usually, in the south Asian area. Sir, we have a long history in our Hinduism. Seeing this site I have noticed that only western cultures and religion are given much of the chances. I would like to bring the Devanagari script to the mainstream level ,Sir. Thank You Paciffic100 (talk) 06:14, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


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I've been working actively on Wikipedia. I have created over 6 articles, from searches and deep investigation of each subject. Will work hard for a lot of more time, reaching over 1,000 edits and 25 helpful articles created before this year ends Karlhard (talk) 21:59, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done, Karlhard. Autopatrolled is given out to people who have created 50 or more new articles without issue. Feel free to reapply if you satisfy this requirement in the future. —Tom Morris (talk) 09:43, 18 October 2014 (UTC)


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I've been working hard lately when patrolling new pages and old pages. Vandalism is common from non-registered and non-experienced registered users. I want to combat this, and this permission will help me throughout the process. Karlhard (talk) 22:05, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. You're doing some great work, but you've only made just over 300 edits, over 100 of which you've made in the last two days. Also, I don't see any experience of reverting vandalism; you're doing great work patrolling new pages, but rollback won't help you with that. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:56, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

User:Tony Tan 98

I have been fighting vandalism on Wikipedia for some time now, mostly using Twinkle while looking at Real Time Recent Changes. By becoming a rollbacker, I will be able to do this job more efficiently by using advanced tools such as Huggle. It can also save time (because the server-side rollback is faster than the one offered in Twinkle). I have made 400+ edits so far, with 100+ from March and 200+ from this month. I understand all the essential Wikipedia policies. Thank you! Tony Tan 98 (talk) 18:28, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. @Tony Tan 98: I did pause for a moment because you don't have huge experience to say you want to use something as powerful as Huggle, but I've seen you around and I've actioned a few f your AIV reports, so I'll take a leap of faith. Please be cautious! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:36, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
@HJ Mitchell: Thank you for your trust! I will definitely keep working hard on counter-vandalism! Tony Tan 98 (talk) 18:39, 18 October 2014 (UTC)


I spend most of my time on wikipedia doing copyediting as I enjoy spelling and grammar, but I have also recently been spending some time looking at recent changes and trying to spot vandalism, and use of rollback would help immensely. Thanks for considering this request. Melcous (talk) 21:02, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:07, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

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Reason for requesting Reviewer rights Dear admin at please add me to the reviewer list Nandinigoel.india (talk) 14:55, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Unnecessary header removed from request. Origamite 14:57, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. You've only made 33 edits, and I don't think you understand what this tight is for, but the chances are you don't need for what you want to do. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:51, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

User:Schuy B.

I have been wanting to involve myself more in the process of filtering vandalism and other content not fit for an encyclopaedia for some time; I believe I would serve the general wikipedia community with the tools/rights of a pending changes reviewer by ensuring that the quality of the project is not compromised by making sure that that no unwanted content is allowed to seep into the main article space. I consider myself to be knowledgable of what counts as vandalism and what doesn't, the sort of content that can be used in a biographical context, and in what is considered to be free-use material. Schuy B. (talk) 15:07, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:30, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Account creator

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File mover

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Template editor

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Scott's been doing a lot of template work for WPMED; he's my go-to person when we need a subject-related template updated. I learned this week that he can't edit {{infobox disease}} (where some changes are currently being tested) without this right. There's no rush, because it's going to take some time to work out the details, but it'd be nice for him to be able to make these edits himself once we get it all settled. Scott's consistently been a low-drama editor, with a clean block log and good contributions. I trust him completely and believe that granting this right would be very low risk. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:24, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
WhatamIdoing These types of permissions don't require any sort of 'nomination', if Scottalter wants to request this permission for themselves they need to come here and post. — xaosflux Talk 19:21, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Then I'd like for formally request the permission as per WAID above! As you could see from my edits, I've done a lot of behind the scenes work on templates over the years. Many of the templates I have edited have gone on to become protected. I probably have the recommended minimum edit requirements for this privilege, but if not, you can see that most of my edits are very careful and thoroughly tested, rather than making lots of small edits that may or may not work as some editors do. Many of my template edits are intricate to fix things or accomplish complicated tasks. Thanks. --Scott Alter (talk) 00:29, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 05:40, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


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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)
@Graeme Bartlett:, do you want to action this request? — xaosflux Talk 11:51, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I have only seen one big edit near the end of the week, so at this point I cannot see much writing from the AWB candidate at all. The users edits are positive, but not related much to expansion or copyediting. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:55, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Good morning! I'm sorry for taking so long to follow-up on this request. I've been extremely busy with work and it's been difficult to find time to sit down and make the article edits and contributions that I've been wanting to make. However, I've been reading through the software's source code and your use of C# to design the UI and perform AWB tasks. The software code and the program's functionality are mostly what spiked my interest and convinced me to file a request. I completely understand the concerns that were raised and why you guys are very particular with those that you allow access to this program. Just judging by the source code I've read through so far, I know just how easy it is for someone to make numerous and damaging edits, and in a very short period of time. I just wanted to offer my assurance that, if given the 'OK' to use the program, I will respect it's power and potential for abuse and will strictly obey all regulations and proper usage guidelines. If you still feel unsure about granting me access, I completely understand; I can always file another request after I've made some constructive article edits and give you the "proof in the pudding". The weekend is near, and I hope to spend it writing some articles. In the meantime, I leave the decision to your fair and honest judgment. Thanks again for the feedback and the consideration. ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 10:14, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
A WP:ANRFC has been requested on this. — xaosflux Talk 12:08, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Can you please be a bit more specific about what you want to do with AWB? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:00, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Fixing up categories and tags, cleaning up spelling. Juno (talk) 01:10, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
I readded my request after it was archived. My apologies if that was the incorrect course. Juno (talk) 09:17, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • TheEpTic (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) 20:43, 28 September 2014 (UTC) - I wish to use AWB to automate my tasks as a Wikipedia vandalism patroller, allowing me to fight vandalism easier and quicker. :)
    TheEpTic (not a not-done just curious) There has been an uptick in this request type recently - of all of the automation tools, I never really considered AWB an anti-vandalism tool like Huggle or STK; how are you going to make use of it for this type of activity? — xaosflux Talk 12:13, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
    Xaosflux, I wish to find vandalism easier by making automatic tasks that will find key words, such as a profanity. I will then manually check it over and I'll go from there on. That's just an example of one of the things I could possibly use it for with anti-vandalism. I'm sure there are many other things one could do with it. TheEpTic (talk) 12:18, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
    This is a very very bad way to find vandalism; Several articles include profanity anyway. Additionally, searching all our pages would 1. take ages and 2. use a lot of resources (unless you use a data dump). Can I suggest huggle or STiki instead? --Mdann52talk to me! 05:11, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
    Vandalism isn't just the only thing I wish to use it for. I'll also be using it for article cleaning such as dates and typo fixing. I already use Huggle for vandalism. TheEpTic (talk) 08:59, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
  • ChamithN (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail)-I would love to do clean-up,and other fixes using this tool because it is much easier to use a semi-automated tool rather than doing it yourself.I think I can prevent lots of mistakes if I used a semi-automated tool like AWB.Also I've been reverting vandalism/patrolling pages using Twinkle.With over 500 mainspace edits,I think I meet the requirements.

(Non-administrator observation):Symbol declined.svg No action- I've been wondering why my request didn't receive any replies,comments while other request posted after me got their answers.--Chamith (talk) 16:55, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi, the later requests were simpler to evaluate, and I am busy working on User:Graeme Bartlett/zirconium nitrate. You can also see that Oshwah has been ignored for a few weeks, and he has asked other admins to help out, but no one else has. Even our regular archiving clerks have been taking a break here. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:52, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
I would like to use AWB to make repetitive tasks easier and simpler.
X mark.svg Not done You do not meet the required contributions limit or have expressed a special exception. — xaosflux Talk 23:56, 18 October 2014 (UTC)


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