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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 account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, file mover, extended confirmed, mass message sender, new page reviewer, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback, template editor rights and AutoWikiBrowser access.
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. Editors should not expect their request to be answered right away and should remember to be patient when filing a request. 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.
Bot report: No errors! Report generated at 08:00, 14 December 2017 (UTC)


Handled here

User groups

  • Account creator (add requestview 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 requestview 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 25 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.
  • AutoWikiBrowser (add requestview requests): AutoWikiBrowser is a semi-automated MediaWiki editor for Microsoft Windows, 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. This is not a true user right, but access needs to be granted by administrators just like other permissions. If approved, your name will be added to the CheckPage. Users with under 250 non-automated mainspace edits or 500 total mainspace edits are rarely approved. You only need to give a reason for wanting AWB access if you do not meet these qualifications.
  • Confirmed (add requestview 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.
  • Extended confirmed (add requestview requests): The extended confirmed flag is normally automatically added to accounts, but may be added to legitimate alternate accounts of users that already have this access. The flag allows users to edit pages under extended confirmed protection.
  • File mover (add requestview requests): The file mover user right is intended to allow users experienced in working with files to rename them, subject to policy, with the ease that autoconfirmed users already enjoy when renaming Wikipedia articles.
  • Mass message sender (add requestview requests): Mass message sender enables users to send messages to multiple users at once. This flag is given to users who have had made requests for delivery in the past, clearly showing an understanding of the guidance for use.
  • New page reviewer (add requestview requests): The new page reviewer user right allows users to mark pages as patrolled and use the page curation hoverbar.
  • Page mover (add requestview requests): The page mover user right allows users experienced in working with article names to move them, subject to policy, without leaving behind a redirect. They may also move all subpages when moving the parent page(s). General guidelines include making 3,000 edits and 6 months of editing history.
  • Pending changes reviewer (add requestview requests): The reviewer flag is granted to users who are experienced enough with Wikipedia editing and its policies for contributing to the process of reviewing articles placed under pending changes.
  • Rollback (add requestview 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. Also, it is unlikely that editors with under 200 mainspace edits will have their request granted. 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 requestview 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 or modules), 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:

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 are made on behalf of the Arbitration Committee, by a user who is requesting their own access be removed, or in cases of an emergency.



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 account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, file mover, mass message sender, pending changes reviewer, rollback and template editor flags to any user who meets the criteria explained above and can be trusted not to abuse the tool(s). For convenience, a bot will automatically comment with relevant data if the user does not meet configurable qualifications. Even if the bot does not comment, administrators 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. N hours after the last comment was made (as specified by the config), the request will be archived automatically: approved requests will be placed here; declined requests will go here. See User:MusikBot/PermClerk#Archiving for more information on archiving functionality.

Current requests

Account creator

User:Winged Blades of Godric

Active at ACC.Seems to have hit the throttle quite a few times.Winged Blades Godric 15:10, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:20, 12 December 2017 (UTC)



Hi. I gigantically fail the required criteria; but I am basically asking for this right to reduce work of NPP/R as I am planning to create articles with confusing names. I have already created Sayala, Palam, and Sayala, Parbhani; and Draft talk:Shelgaon Maratha, and Draft talk:Shelgaon Hatkar. These four are still orphan, which I will soon work on. Apart from that, I think they are good. I have previously shown good understanding of policies, so I think autopatrolled wouldn't be harmful. I wouldn't publish anything to article-space till it passes the notability criteria (can be seen here, here, and here). Also, if I have any doubts, I will discuss it with experienced users of that field (as seen at Draft talk:Eladio del Valle, and with this edit: special:diff/814450157).
If there are any questions, or suggestions, kindly let me know.
Regards, —usernamekiran(talk) 21:27, 10 December 2017 (UTC) —usernamekiran(talk) 21:27, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has created roughly 8 articles. MusikBot talk 21:30, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Not done. Short articles are easy to patrol, and we don't want want to create a precedent by making an exception to the rules. Please don't hesitate to apply again when you have reached the required number of creations - which should include a majority of substantive articles. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 22:52, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
okay. Face-confused.svgusernamekiran(talk) 10:03, 11 December 2017 (UTC)


I've been creating articles related to South Korea since I've made this account, particularly those related to pop culture in that country. Lonedirewolf 12:53, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done That's good work all around. Just watch for not creating links to disambiguation pages. Schwede66 18:10, 13 December 2017 (UTC)



I am requesting approval because I am interested in fixing wikilinks -- including redirects and especially incidental disambiguation pages -- as well as other formatting and style issues. Thank you. Mistakenformatt (talk) 00:20, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 418 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 09:30, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Mistakenformatt, it sounds like you want to avoid all redirects in articles. Am I correct in the interpretation that this is what you're wanting to do? If so, "fixing" wikilinks to avoid redirects is one of the few things that AWB users are specifically discouraged from doing, because they are pointless edits that do not effectively change how a reader views a page. Primefac (talk) 14:13, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
"Fixing" wikilinks to avoid redirects is discouraged for articles, as it means that we can't see how much the redirect is being used and we have to change links if ever becomes an article of its own. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 14:50, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Apologies - I would like to fix links to disambiguation pages, or typos, including in wikilinks. Mistakenformatt (talk) 01:46, 14 December 2017 (UTC)



Biscoetttttt (talk) 10:39, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

I wanna contribute to the Wikipedia community and get the truth out there.

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 10:40, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
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! TonyBallioni (talk) 15:39, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

User:Doge the philip

Want to add the "Hat Films" new album "Neon Musk" to Elon Musk's page under "In popular media". The album uses Elon Musk as a main character in multiple songs, and the second song is called "Where is Elon?".

Here is the official youtubevideo for "Where is Elon?" : [1]

"Hat Films" also released the album on Bandcamp[2] Doge the philip (talk) 00:48, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 00:50, 13 December 2017 (UTC)


Natekid91 (talk) 08:37, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 08:40, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed


- far more than 30 days old and far more than 500 edits (to be exact, been member for 4 months and currently have 2,095 edits) yet for some reason don't have extended-confirm. Track record is also good. Would appreciate extended confirmation privileges. יבריב (talk) 17:07, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 17:10, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Not done User:יבריב, you have 464 edits on When you reach 500 edits, the system will grant this automatically. Please do not try to get the additional edits quickly by making null edits, but just keep editing normally. All the best, TonyBallioni (talk) 17:12, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@TonyBallioni: Really, just 464? How can that be? If I go to contributions at set the limit to 500 I have several pages of edits. Do only certain ones count? יבריב (talk) 17:13, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
יבריב, extended confirmed only counts edits made to the English Wikipedia, not other Wikimedia projects. Each of the local projects has its own policies and guidelines, so we require 500 edits to this project to make sure you are aware of our policies and guidelines. The project that you are most active on is en.wikitionary, where you have over 1300 contributions. If you want to check how many contributions you have on, you can click "xtools" beside "SUL" on the links above. Your contributions will also show under 500 edits if you do it that way. TonyBallioni (talk) 17:18, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


To utilize my editing experience more effectively in maintaining good articles/pages on wikipedia as a senior editor advised. MahenSingha (Talk) 21:00, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done TonyBallioni (talk) 16:41, 13 December 2017 (UTC)


Was invited on my talkpage on 6 December, and had been thinking about it for some time anyway. Have already made extensive use of the NPP Browser to find suitable CSD and AfD candidates. I've started 1000s of new articles, and have particular expertise in business bios and company articles - some of the most problematic areas for COI and paid editing. Would like to help in a more formal way with trying to keep inappropriate articles off Wikipedia. Edwardx (talk) 21:44, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done trusted user who does good COI work. Would be a strong asset to the project. TonyBallioni (talk) 21:46, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
That was quick. Thank you TonyBallioni for your kind words. Edwardx (talk) 21:50, 12 December 2017 (UTC)


Hello, I am requesting New Page reviewer permissions so that I can contribute to maintaining Wikipedia by reviewing new articles. I have been a contributor to various subject areas such as higher education, local government, urban planning and similar topics. I understand that this is a responsibility and that new pages are critical to expanding wikipedia. I confirm that I meet the minimum qualifications of 90 days and 500 edits that have not been deleted. Randomeditor1000 (talk) 15:09, 13 December 2017 (UTC) Randomeditor1000 (talk) 15:09, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done I see no issues. Thank you for volunteering. TonyBallioni (talk) 16:33, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Page mover

Pending changes reviewer


Every so often I come across these pending reviews which I either revert or edit, I think it might be more helpful if I had the right rights to accept or deny the changes. Govvy (talk) 12:48, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done Widr (talk) 12:50, 12 December 2017 (UTC)


I am requesting pending changes reviewer rights because I am interested in reviewing pending changes on Wikipedia. I have read over WP:Reviewing pending changes, and understand that the purpose of reviewing pending changes is to make sure that the edits will be acceptable for a casual reader to read. I understand that reviewers aren't responsible for the correctness of the edits they accept. I also have rollback rights, which should be an indicator of my credibility on Wikipedia. EMachine03 (talk) 14:21, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done TonyBallioni (talk) 14:22, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

User:Darkest tree

I would be happy to review pending changes in articles generally, and help out wherever I can. Specifically, though, I would like this privilege because I have nominated an article that I have long tended to, Santa Ana winds, for pending changes protection due to consistent seasonal vandalism and other nonconstructive edits. I would be sure to make timely checks for pending changes to that specific article and approve them in a fair and judicious manner. Darkest Tree Talk 00:08, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done Beeblebrox (talk) 00:53, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

User:Seraphim System

I have autopatrolled rights and I keep an eye out for vandalism and other issues while editing. From time to time aritcles come up on my watchlist that are waiting for a reviewer and I plan to apply for NPP in a few months, I think it is a good first step. Seraphim System (talk) 01:56, 14 December 2017 (UTC) Seraphim System (talk) 01:56, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done Mz7 (talk) 02:44, 14 December 2017 (UTC)



Read and understood WP:Rollback. I can identify vandalism easily and would like to request the rollback permission in order to aid my counter-vandalism efforts. Thanks, Mullone (talk) 22:44, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Not done this was use of revert without an edit summary to restore text that had been challenged on de facto BLP grounds. I don't think you are familiar with what vandalism is. Come back in a few weeks after you have a bit more experience. Please be more careful about what you revert as vandalism. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:34, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
I didn't reverted that as vandalism, but as a removal of referenced material (I wrote that phrase btw) and said that in the user's talk page, it seems a very lateral point to the request in question. Mullone (talk) 15:40, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
You removed it without an edit summary using the default revert, which is what rollback does, and that should only be done for obvious vandalism. You also restored a potential BLP violation. The warning you gave the IP address was also wrong, because they clearly explained in their edit summary what they were doing. I don't think you are familiar enough with our policies and guidelines to have the rollback flag and the access to Huggle and other more advanced anti-vandalism tools that it provides. TonyBallioni (talk) 16:19, 11 December 2017 (UTC)


I would like to have rollback rights enabled as I frequent articles about several topics including Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (book series) , which gets vandalised frequently. CoolSkittle (talk) 13:22, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 23 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 13:30, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Not done. Please see the notice at the top of this page. With only 23 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 if you decide you'd like to get involved, you can enroll at the Counter Vandalism Academy to learn more. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:12, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

I have regularly used Twinkle over the last few months for reverting various edits. It is mostly sufficient for my needs, especially as it allows for edit summaries so it can be used for reverting good faith edits, but I occasionally come across a series of vandalism edits by IPs or new accounts that would be much more quickly dealt with through the built in rollback tool (JavaScript can be irritating...). Having access to rollback on an article's history page would also be a helpful addition to my toolset. (talk) 17:50, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
 Done -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 20:17, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Much appreciated. (talk) 21:27, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Template editor

User:Wrath X

I am requesting this so that I can make uncontroversial minor fixes to protected templates, particularly film and game templates. Wrath X (talk) 22:50, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  1. Green tickY (guideline: >1, applicant: >6)
  2. Green tickY (guideline: >1000, applicant: >6k)
  3. Green tickY (guideline: >150, applicant: 151)
  4. Green tickY (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: Never)
  5. Red XN (guideline: 3, applicant: 0)
  6. Red XN (guideline: 5, applicant: 0)
— JJMC89(T·C) 23:11, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Not done per a lack of demonstrated need. One doesn't know if they're making uncontroversial minor fixes to protected templates until they start asking for said changes to be implemented. Better to have shown that you know what you're talking about than have a controversial or major change update across a thousand articles. Primefac (talk) 03:21, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Adding that I would oppose this, even if the standard criteria were met, based on the user's repeatedly denied requests on various infobox and project talk pages for minor and unnecessary tweaks, as well as making changes without allowing consensus to form on project talk pages, never mind the odd change to Template:Tomb Raider last week. -- ferret (talk) 12:23, 11 December 2017 (UTC)