Wikipedia:Account creator

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The account creator user right grants access to a tool which permits trusted Wikipedia contributors to make a large number of accounts for other people who request them.

Account creators' abilities

Accounts with the account creator user right have the technical ability to perform the following actions:

  • Create more than six accounts in a 24-hour period.
  • Override the "anti-spoof" check and create accounts that are similar to accounts that already exist (the 'override-antispoof' flag).
  • Override the "blacklist" check and create accounts that are otherwise blocked by the title blacklist (the 'tboverride-account' flag).

Becoming an account creator

The account creator flag may be granted to users who are either:

If the user right is requested due to involvement with the request an account process, admins on the Account Creation Tool ([1] for a list of tool admins) should be contacted before the account creator flag is granted. Typically, users are expected to correctly handle many requests and have hit the six (6) account rate limit before requesting the flag. Requests for the flag can be made at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Account creator.

Other information

Per this 2013 request for comment, the use of the Account Creator permission was clarified as extending to "Active account creators" in both the ACC process and the education program, "while they are performing their duties." In addition to unlimited account creating, users carrying the account creator flag are expressly allowed to use any of the technical abilities included with this user right at their own discretion. The English Wikipedia has 125 users who explicitly have the account creator flag enabled

See also

References

  1. ^ "English Wikipedia Internal Account Creation Interface". accounts.wmflabs.org. Retrieved 2014-01-07.