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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{{Edit semi-protected}}

Hi, i request you give permissions for edit. I would like to make Wikipedia as better place and avoid controversies. I will make sure privilege is respected and not abused. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krishnarayalu (talkcontribs) 03:57, 31 March 2015
@Krishnarayalu: This request does not meet the criteria described in the box at the top. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:10, 31 March 2015 (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! Armbrust The Homunculus 12:50, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


"Reason for requesting confirmed rights:" my account has been confirmed and active for four days and I am still unable to upload pictures. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daniellecart1 (talkcontribs) 09:17, 31 March 2015
Already done - You are already autoconfirmed (4 days in this case means 96 hours.) Armbrust The Homunculus 12:52, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

User:Melvin toast

I am asking for permission to make edits on pages that require me to gain permission before I make those edits. Melvin toast (talk) 13:27, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Already done - You are already autoconfirmed Armbrust The Homunculus 13:52, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


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Hello I am JohnGormleyJG and I a requesting for Rollback rights on Wikipedia as I would like to take my Wikipedia editing to the next level. I always want to try new things and hope to start with Rollback rights. I have over made 1000 edits to Wikipedia alone and have been a loyal member for over a year. I edit on a regular basis and hope you consider my request for this right. Thank You for reading. JohnGormleyJG () 14:01, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Swarm X 00:38, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

User:Fresh Sullivan

Sorry that I accidentally requested rollback in the wrong spot. Here is the request in the right spot. Hi, I would like Rollback enabled on my account. I am very fast so I can quickly revert vandalism. I also want to make Wikipedia a better place so I can do that by reverting vandalism. If granted, I will continute to be productive on Wikipedia and make it a better place. I will not abuse the privilege. Thanks a lot! Fresh Sullivan (talk) 23:17, 30 March 2015 (UTC) Fresh Sullivan (talk) 23:47, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Thank you for your work here and for offering to help out with vandalism. However, we generally like to see some activity/experience fighting vandalism before granting this permission, particularly with someone who's still borderline in even meeting the edit count threshold. The standards for rollback aren't that high, but there are standards beyond taking someone at their word. If you need a pointer in the right direction, check out Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit/Academy and get involved in vandalism patrol! Once you have a couple weeks of experience under your belt we'll be happy to reassess another request for rollback! Best regards, Swarm X 00:47, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


Hello, I have done quite substantial editing to Wikipedia in my time here, have created three pages, and have reverted quite a lot of vandalism. I would like to be able to revert vandalism more easily by having rollback privileges. I enjoy reading and editing Wikipedia, and I hope to be able to contribute more to the site as a rollback. Thank you in advance. Canucksfan97 (talk) 22:14, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. I'm afraid that I don't see any recent substantial anti-vandalism edits in your history. Please take a few weeks to get up to speed and feel free to request again later. I would recommend checking out the Counter-Vandalism Unit Academy if you need any assistance. Thanks, Nakon 23:05, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


I applied for rollback on March 6 (here), but I did not have enough anti-vandalism experience at that time. I was told that I could reapply after a few days' more of anti-vandalism work. Since then, I've increased my edit count to over 7400 and spent quite some time doing anti-vandalism work. (I'm trying to do 100 anti-vandalism edits a day when I have the time.) I have a clean block log, a good reputation in the community, and I've recently been granted pending changes reviewer status. I think this makes me a strong candidate for rollback rights on Wikipedia. Thanks for taking the time to vet me again! wia (talk) 12:46, 1 April 2015 (UTC)


Long time reverter of vandalism and inappropriate edits. No history of cautions, warnings or sanctions related to misuse of automated tools. Working to 'build my portfolio' of trust with the community. Keri (talk) 13:12, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

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Hello I am JohnGormleyJG and I a requesting for permissions/Pending changes reviewer on Wikipedia I love Wikipedia editing as a hobby so hopefully this can give me an advance on my editing skills. I have made over 1000 edits across Wikipedia and have been a loyal member for over a year. I edit on a regular basis and hope you consider my request. Thank You JohnGormleyJG () 17:40, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Swarm X 00:38, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


I like to revert vandalism quiet frequently and enjoy adding content when I can, and I feel it would be good for me to be able to assist others in doing that while at the same time keeping out hostile or false information. Cnbr15 (talk) 12:40, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Swarm we ♥ our hive 16:19, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


As I said in my rollbacker request a while back [1], long-time lurker, looking to give back now. I've been fairly active starting last month, started using huggle/twinkle to revert vandalism and such, participating in discussions. I've seen a few pending changes on the articles I've been watching, figure I could be useful in accepting them when appropriate. Thanks! ― Padenton|   16:40, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Swarm we ♥ our hive 19:31, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


I received rollback rights back in 2010, and have been editing/reverting vandalism for quite some time now. As such, I am very familiar with Wikipedia's basic content policies, as well as WP:BLP and WP:C. Wani (talk) 18:06, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Swarm we ♥ our hive 19:31, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


I want to assist when I come across something during my actions with WP:WCW. Jerodlycett (talk) 02:47, 1 April 2015 (UTC)


I've been on Wikipedia for many years and have really started to get my feet wet in the past few months. I'm now past 7,000 edits and spend some of my time doing anti-vandalism work. In my journeys I've come across quite some articles with pending changes and I'd like to add reviewing those pending changes to my daily Wikipedia routine. I've got a clean block log, no vandalism, a good community record, and I enjoy working with other users to forge consensus when appropriate. I think this makes me a strong candidate for pending changes reviewer status. Thanks for taking the time to vet me. wia (talk) 04:42, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Nakon 04:44, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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  • Yes check.svg Done Nakon 23:06, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


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