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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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Reason for requesting confirmed rights (talk) 16:47, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello there its been MORE THAN FOUR DAYS and my account has not been confirmed.
X mark.svg Not done - Anonymous editors cannot be granted additional privileges. Although not formally needed to edit Wikipedia, there are many benefits to creating an account. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:35, 15 December 2014 (UTC)


Reason for requesting confirmed rights Jean-baptisteROLI (talk) 12:01, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I would like to update the logo of the JUCE wiki page to match the new logo on their website [1]. Can someone please confirm me?
I've recently made some edits to the JUCE page to reflect its acquisition by ROLI. Please note that I work for ROLI. Please have a look at my edits if you would like to vet my contributions. I believe these edits to be factual.
Best regards,
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. Although I would also note that if you make just three more edits of any kind you will be automatically confirmed. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:46, 17 December 2014 (UTC)


Reason for requesting confirmed rights SonicAndBlaze (talk) 17:40, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I know that I am new, but I firmly ask to be confirmed. I wish to add a photo to the Sonic Rush Wiki.

  • 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. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:44, 18 December 2014 (UTC)


I just wanted to make a small edit, and I don't want to wait 4 days. I already have a wikia account and have made countless edits there and am an administrator on Scorpion wikia.Just wondering if you could confirm this account. Thanks. FrozangledEpic2 (talk) 18:46, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
My account on Wikia is FrozangledEpic
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) 19:55, 18 December 2014 (UTC)


sir/madam, Please confirm my account as i want to upload a file.Iam a great web researcher and iam under persuing in Mech Engineering (B.Tech) Degree. Before that i had completed Diploma in Engg. (Mech. Tool & Die). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harsimran00001 (talkcontribs) 2014-12-21T05:05:09
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. — xaosflux Talk 13:28, 21 December 2014 (UTC)


I have had an account for a few months and have not been confirmed yet. I have also made many edits to pages on here and still have not been approved. I want to upload a picture to the State Defense Forces page as to update the map of current states. I also want to make a page about a program that i am with. Can you please approve my request for approval — Preceding unsigned comment added by Copper727 (talkcontribs)

X mark.svg Not done. While you have indeed had an account for a while, you have only made six edits with it. (Perhaps you have accidentally been editing while logged out?) If you make just four more edits of any kind you will be automatically confirmed. As to the specific reasoning of your request, you should be able to start a new page without being confirmed. If you would rather not wait until you are autoconfirmed to upload an image, please see the pointers at the top of this page. Beeblebrox (talk) 01:13, 22 December 2014 (UTC)


I would like to upload the images of the works of arts by the artist and the images of the artist and request confirmed rights. Nozten (talk) 11:39, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Already done - You are already autoconfirmed — xaosflux Talk 06:32, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Jkudlick public

I created this account for the rare times in which I will be editing from either a public computer or over an unprotected WiFi network. Jkudlick public (talk) 21:04, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm now editing my public account to show the connection between the two accounts. — Jkudlick tcs 21:05, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 21:19, 24 December 2014 (UTC)


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Unsure how many article creations I have under my belt now, as I can never get the tool to finish loading the page. However, it's more than you can count on one hand and after 5 years, 24,000 edits and three years AfCing, I'm quite familiar with the criteria for inclusion. I'd like the flag because it's quite annoying to keep getting notifications, alerts and watchlist entries every time someone marks, patrols or curates a page I created. Bellerophon talk to me 17:21, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 17:25, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

User:NE Ent

Please remove autopatrolled from my account NE Ent 22:34, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 22:57, 22 December 2014 (UTC)


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I am reverting vandalism now, using Twinkle. With Huggle, it would be much more easy to do, but Huggle unfortunatelly requires this right. Ochilov (talk) 05:20, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Administrator note: This was declined 10 days ago, by @MusikAnimal:xaosflux Talk 05:44, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Around only 140 mainspace edits does not demonstrate that you have actively been combatting vandalism or have any intention of doing so just yet. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 14:35, 14 December 2014 (UTC)


This feature will prove very useful for the high-level of vandalism that some articles on my watchlist are subjected to. -- KRIMUK90  03:03, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneMusikAnimal talk 06:49, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Melody Concerto

Have been a recent changes patroller for as long as I can remember, and intend on continuing this role, as I enjoy helping out the wiki in this way. Melody Concertotalk 04:53, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:11, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Rurik the Varangian

I frequently revert vandalism. Rollback makes it easier to revert multiple revisions. Rurik the Varangian (talk) 12:38, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:07, 17 December 2014 (UTC)


I just broke the 400 edit mark, And I think rollback would be useful for fighting vandalism as it grants me tools like STiki and Huggle, I have been fighting vandalism with twinkle for a while as well so you can look at my anti-vandalism experience with that, Anyways, Thanks in advance! Duonaut (talk | contribs) 18:07, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
You can view my edit count here. Duonaut (talk | contribs) 18:16, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You have some questionable reverts in the last day here using Twinkle. This revert required you to later revert yourself. This revert is definitely something that needed to be reverted, but not by an automated tool that's used for reverting was a good faith edit that you needed to explain your rationale for reverting. Based on that and your low-ish number of main space edits and lower number of vandalism fighting edits, I'm decline this request. Continue your work for a month or two and it can be reevaluated then. only (talk) 21:44, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Okie-Doke, Thanks anyways! Duonaut (talk | contribs) 22:32, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Masum Ibn Musa

Request for it  Masum Ibn Musa  Conversation 09:55, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. 1. Implausible request reason. 2. Mostly all you do on Wikiedia is add 100s of welcome templates to new users, and not even all of those are appropriate. Please help the encyclopedia by reverting vandalism or adding new content. Thanks. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:14, 20 December 2014 (UTC)


Periodically reverting vandalism and would be helpful not to have to sludge through undo in complex cases. DocumentError (talk) 00:09, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Based on edit summaries, I could not find a single vandalism revert until Sept 27 and even that is a "possible" vandalism. That seems to be your only vandalism revert in the last ~2000 edits, and one of about 4-5 over your account's history. I see no need for the tool right now, and not enough evidence to demonstrate your understanding of rollback-able vandalism. only (talk) 12:41, 21 December 2014 (UTC)


This tool will help me revert vandalism. I think i qualify to become a rollbacker. I also have more than 400 edits. Lemonmelonsuperstar (talk) 08:35, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done I see one vandalism revert in your history and that was in March. Need more experience to understand the need/use of rollback. only (talk) 12:44, 21 December 2014 (UTC)


Reason for requesting rollback - I am requesting rollback privileges to help my editing of Wikipedia. I am auto-patrolled and a pending changes reviewer, and I feel rollback privileges will help me with editing and combating vandalism (particularly concerning Special:NewPages and reviewing). Thank you. RoyalMate1 07:17, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Your editing history is very fragmented, and I have only assessed your work over the past year. Aside from rejecting a few pending-changes I don't see much for counter-vandalism, with much of your recent edits being within the userspace. However you've been around for a while and are in good standing, with a clear comprehension of basic policy, so I don't think you'll misuse the tool. By the way, not sure if you meant to say Special:RecentChanges. I'm not sure how much good rollback will do at Special:NewPages. Finally, on an unrelated note, you might try to get into the habit of using edit summaries. — MusikAnimal talk 16:41, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll take what you've said in mind with my new rights. RoyalMate1 20:52, 24 December 2014 (UTC)


I would like to branch out into tasks that require other rights - specifically, tasks that have to do with reviewing edits and reverting vandalism. I believe I have a strong enough editing history to be helpful in both areas. Lightbreather (talk) 00:58, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done The block this past month doesn't inspire confidence in granting you the tool. only (talk) 01:13, 23 December 2014 (UTC)


I'd like to use Huggle to speed up going through recent changes. -Neøn (talk) 04:36, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneMusikAnimal talk 06:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)


I have been active in dealing with vandalism and would like to use Huggle. I previously requested but was asked to reach 400 mainspace edits, which I now have. WyattAlex (talk) 05:28, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Looks great! Thank you for helping fight vandalism. — MusikAnimal talk 06:30, 24 December 2014 (UTC)


Reverting vandalism by using Twinkle. With Huggle it would be much more easy. My request was declined two times because of lack of experience, but I think now I am ready to get this flag. --Ochilov (talk) 06:40, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You have the suggested 400 mainspace edits now (many of which are only adding {{new unreviewed article}} to new articles), but I see one revert in the past month and even that was not blatant vandalism. If you want to help fight vandalism with Huggle we welcome that with open arms, but you need to be able to show you are able to correctly identify vandalism versus edits made in good-faith. Fighting vandalism can be fun and rewarding. If you want to get involved see WP:CVU or consider enrolling in the Counter Vandalism Academy. — MusikAnimal talk 16:04, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
But I am patrolling only new pages space, and this accident was one mounth ago --Ochilov (talk) 16:21, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
New page patrolling is not the same as responding to vandalism. See Wikipedia:Vandalism to find out what rollback is for, and check out WP:CVU if you want to get more involved. — MusikAnimal talk 17:58, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
You do not have sufficient experience to be patrolling new pages either. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 19:21, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

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User:Dan Koehl

I patrol Recent Changes patroller and try to revert vandalism whenever Im active on the english Wikipedia. I am familiair with the relevant policy. I was granted rollback permissions by Beeblebrox. Best regards, Dan Koehl (talk) 15:57, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 21:14, 11 December 2014 (UTC)


I am requesting Reviewer rights to help decrease the backlog of pending changes, so good-faith editors that make good contributions on Pending Changes protected pages get their edits approved quickly, and users that vandalize or add libelous information on Pending Changes protected pages get their edits denied quickly. I have rollback rights and fight vandalism frequently, and I am familiar with Wikipedia policies. HelloThereMinions talk, contribs 01:36, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneMusikAnimal talk 06:35, 13 December 2014 (UTC)


I am a devoted member of the anti-vandalism unit and regularly revert vandalism. I believe I would put these rights to good use, having read all the information and required policy. I have already been granted the rollback right. SparrowHK (talk) 08:55, 12 December 2014 (UTC)SparrowHK
X mark.svg Not done You do not currently have rollback permissions, and have less than 100 article edits; after gaining more editing experience feel free to reapply. — xaosflux Talk 16:14, 12 December 2014 (UTC)


I already have rollback, but I noticed there's quite a few pending changes waiting today. I'm hoping to help with that. I've been working closely with fighting vandalism already; it's one of my primary efforts. Thanks! — kikichugirl ? 05:25, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:27, 20 December 2014 (UTC)


I often watch over recent changes to track vandalism, and often spot edits with the text "pending revisions" next to them, and I'm not able to review them, although I'd be perfectly willing to do so. I figured that I'd request reviewer rights so I could review edits under pending changes protection when I come across them in recent changes, as I find many edits on pending changes-protected pages that I'm not able to review. -Fimatic (talk | contribs) 23:09, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneMusikAnimal talk 18:45, 22 December 2014 (UTC)


I would like to branch out into tasks that require other rights - specifically, tasks that have to do with reviewing edits and reverting vandalism. I believe I have a strong enough editing history to be helpful in both areas. Lightbreather (talk) 00:57, 23 December 2014 (UTC)


I often check pages routinely and insure that there is vandalism and try to revert it. I would like to have reviewer rights to fully revert vandalism. I believe I have a good edit history to be helpful and I have ~400 edits. Tomandjerry211 (talk) 12:18, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Looks like good work with all the Half-track articles, but there isn't much to indicate a basic understanding of policy or ability to distinguish constructive edits from unconstructive. Also, the pending changes reviewer right is for accepting/rejecting edits at Special:PendingChanges, not for reverting vandalism in general. That being said you may not benefit from this user right anyway. — MusikAnimal talk 18:09, 24 December 2014 (UTC)


I'm probably getting more active, and would like the +reviewer bit back. They were previously removed by User:Soap at my request on IRC. Thanks. --L235-Talk Ping when replying 05:23, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Ping to @Soap:. — xaosflux Talk 06:30, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Sorry, I granted this not realizing we were pinging Soap. As far as I can tell the user can be trusted. — MusikAnimal talk 06:44, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
No worries, I was going to as well, but figured I'd give Soap a moment to look, they can always chime back in if needed. — xaosflux Talk 14:09, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Account creator

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User:Owais Khursheed

I want to work in this field and make accounts for other users. Night Fury (Talk to me) 14:06, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Please familiarise yourself with what this user group allows users to do. If you are interested, you might like to make an application to join the request an account process. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 14:47, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
@Callanecc: I am not able to signup for ACC process because software shows that my username is already in use. Owais Khursheed (Talk to me) 18:21, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
That's because you've already applied but not meet all the requirements here. You haven't met the first one which requires that you identify yourself to the Wikimedia Foundation (that is, not listed on this page. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 23:24, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
@Callanecc: I have mailed my id to wikipedia. What to do next. Owais Khursheed (Talk to me) 21:29, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Wait until it appears on the meta:Identification noticeboard, then send an email to asking for your access to be reconsidered. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 00:15, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
@Callanecc: FYI, his ID has been received, see here. Trijnsteltalk 22:28, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Note: I have declined this user's request for access to the ACC interface. FunPika 22:41, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

File mover

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I am well versed in editing the file mainspace. Over four years I have uploaded numerous files and am familiar with the policies with all types of media. Having this right will greatly aid my work as I set out to rename various images in numerous articles I work in. Jaguar 22:37, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


I have uploaded numerous files and I am familiar with rename media. Esmost πк 13:37, 20 December 2014 (UTC)


An experienced user, I am familiar with the strict criteria for this right and would find it particularly useful given my current focus on sorting out categories which are marked or should be marked for attention. I often see a few glaring examples and would like to ease the burden on admins with continuing my unbroken respect for and good terms with other members of the community. - Adam37 Talk 16:29, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
@Adam37:, with only 4 file edits, you seem to be lacking experience in this area, this permission shouldn't be needed to maintain most categories either, do you have any additional information about how you would use this permission? — xaosflux Talk 17:22, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
@Xaosflux:. I see I rushed to a reaction for a second. I don't want the right on wikipedia but on wikimedia. I will request it there instead.- Adam37 Talk 19:23, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
@Adam37: No worries, happy editing. — xaosflux Talk 20:30, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done (Withdrawn by requester). — xaosflux Talk 20:30, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Template editor

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I have a lot of experience working in the Template namespace and I guess it's about time I finally make a request here. I've previously worked on a number of highly transcluded templates, including templates such as {{Citation/core}} and {{Infobox software}}. I wrote other templates such as the original {{Wikipedia books}} and {{Cite IETF}}, the later having extremely complex conditional code. (See also Template:Cite IETF#Technical notes) I have links to some of my past template work and projects in my userspace here. --Tothwolf (talk) 15:37, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
I am familiar with some of your work, and have no concerns about giving you this user right. Yes check.svg Done. Does this mean you are officially back from your semi-retirement? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:14, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
It's good to see some familiar faces. Wikipedia seems to have also gained some rather talented template editors in the last several years too.

I'm not really sure how much time I'm going to spend on Wikipedia just yet. I have a lot of other things going on right now but other editors have been pinging me more and more frequently so I figured it was probably about time I looked into wrapping up some of the smaller stuff I had in-progress when I pretty much abruptly stopped editing.

There are also still some unresolved things related to the cyberbullying / cyberstalking I experienced between May 2009 and December 2010 and that horrible experience left me really burned out. That unresolved stuff also still causes me to hesitate and also question how much time I want to put into things. (Until just now, I actually hadn't realized that it lasted that long...19 months of that sort of stuff is going to wear down pretty much anyone.)

So...I guess the short answer is we'll see. I'll probably have more time in 2015 to work on Wikipedia stuff, but I may never be as active on Wikipedia as I once was. --Tothwolf (talk) 01:33, 18 December 2014 (UTC)


I have done extensive template work for Wikipedia over the years (over 400 edits in en:Template space), the most highly visible on {{CSS image crop}}. The talk for that template alone should be enough to demonstrate how many years I've been at. You can also view my talk page User_talk:Codehydro#CSS_Image_Crop for more. While I do make edits outside of the sandbox as you may note in my conversations with User:Edokter, it is usually for the purpose of fixing a critical error that is already present (thus only risk breaking that which is already broken) or to add code for a new parameter that is unlikely to have a visible effect on live pages that do not use the parameter. Otherwise, revisions to non-new templates are done in a sandbox (note that "/sandbox" occurs in my edit history over 70 times; also, the majority of my work is on building new templates not used anywhere, making the sandbox unnecessary, which is why it doesn't occur more often). If there are bugs in my code, they are usually fixed within 10 minutes or reverted. I employ a long password of both alpha and numerical chars, so there is negligible risk of my account being compromised. —CodeHydro 17:35, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Your last edits to {{CSS image crop}} introduced a regression. That is the reason I protected it. Your template editing style seems to be to edit the live template first and ask questions later. I need more commitment from you to use the sandbox, especially with untested code. I'm not declining myself, but the reviewing admin should know the reason for me protecting that template, and your subsequent permission request. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 18:36, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
  • @Edokter: Your edit before my last edits brought back a serious bug that appeared after your unilateral removal of the magnify-link parameter which caused, among the over a hundred pages using magnify-link, the image description to be cropped along with the image, rendering it essentially unreadable. It also caused broken [[:File:..]] tag mark up to appear where the magnify-icon should be. By comparison, the bug I introduced was simply the result of a single extra line break before a <div>...</div> which caused the description to be wrapped around a <p>...</p> tag. The visual effect was extremely minor and barely noticeable, though good job for spotting it. The guidelines for template programmer do not require sand-boxing/discussion of every edit; only those edits that are likely to break the template. While I'm sorry my live edit included a mistake, it is not as though your edits are mistake free either. —CodeHydro 22:13, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
    • X mark.svg Not done @Codehydro: Sorry, but I don't see the edit requests and sandbox edits necessary to satisfy the granting guidelines #5 and #6. Couple that with Edokter's concerns over {{CSS image crop}} and I don't think giving you the template editor right at this time would be justified. However, with your skillset, I'm sure you can get the necessary experience in short order - please come back here when you do. In the meantime, using the {{edit protected}} template isn't really so bad. By the way, could I interest you in writing your templates in Lua, rather than wikitext? For the parser-function- and calculation-heavy templates that you are interested in, Lua is much faster, and there are a few of us working to convert wikitext templates to Lua all over Wikipedia. Writing your templates in Lua will ensure that they stick around for the long term, and also means less effort for people converting them. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 12:19, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
      • @Mr. Stradivarius: Ooo! A C-family language on Wiki?!!? Okay I'm excited now. Could you point me an example of a working but complex Lua-based template and point me to a couple of protected Wikitext template with similar functions that needs conversion into Lua? If you happen to know some already from your prior work in Lua that is. (And don't give me something too easy either :P) —CodeHydro 14:32, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Basically I would like a list of specific templates to work on that, once done, will tell you that I am ready for template editor. —CodeHydro 14:37, 23 December 2014 (UTC)


I am working to organize & create new templates with great responsibility.: Hence requesting template editor rights  !dea4u  11:08, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done @!dea4u: You only have 40 edits to the template namespace, but number 3 of the granting guidelines calls for 150 edits. Please also see guidelines number 5 and number 6 as well, which I don't think you satisfy (though I didn't check in detail). — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 11:58, 23 December 2014 (UTC)


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Yes check.svg Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You're a bit too new to Wikipedia to need access to a tool like AWB yet. Keep making manual edits so you get some experience with our expectations and requirements. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You're a bit too new to Wikipedia to need access to a tool like AWB yet. Keep making manual edits so you get some experience with our expectations and requirements. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
@Cuparsk: What specifically would you like to use AWB for? Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
@Callanecc: To help me make simple edits and clean up pages. --Cuparsk (talk) 11:16, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done at this stage. You're a bit too new to Wikipedia to need access to a tool like AWB yet. Keep making manual edits so you get some experience with our expectations and requirements. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 11:29, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Marcocapelle, I'd like to grant it to you (this month alone, you're past the minimum 500 edits), but I don't know how. I'm going to ask at WP:AN, basically so that I can understand how to do it. Nyttend (talk) 19:25, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by Nyttend
Yes check.svg Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 11:29, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Erutuon (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) I'd like to test AWB to see if I can use it to help me perform laborious tasks that I have been doing manually, like adding language, transcription, and script templates. 01:16, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Already done Admins are automatically approved to use the tool. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 15:21, 24 December 2014 (UTC)


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