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 account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, file mover, mass message sender, 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. 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 02:22, 1 December 2015 (UTC)


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 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.
  • 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.
  • File mover (add request · view 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 request · view 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.
  • Pending changes reviewer (add request · view 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 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. 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 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 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.


  • AutoWikiBrowser (view requests): 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 Windows Vista and newer versions, 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 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 have fewer than 250 mainspace non-automated edits.

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 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 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. 36 hours after the last comment was made, the request will be archived automatically: approved requests will be placed here; declined requests will go here. See User:MusikBot/PermClerk/Archive for more information on archiving functionality.

Current requests

Account creator

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I have already created 27 pages –Aidan721 (talk) 05:47, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
@Aidan721: This is all fine and thank you but, why do you need autopatrolled ?
X mark.svg Not done. You have created 27 non-redirect pages, but only 19 of those have any substantial content. The rest are disambiguation pages or pages that were auto-created when moving articles. Biblioworm 19:03, 29 November 2015 (UTC)


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Hello, I have had my account for over 4 days and made over 10 edits to the page I am creating. Would you be able to confirm my account for me? I would like to upload a picture to the page I am creating. Many thanks, Kate — Preceding unsigned comment added by KateMcB (talkcontribs)
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 05:07, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
Please also note: Your account only has 7 edits as of now. — xaosflux Talk 05:07, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

File mover

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Mass message sender

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Pending changes reviewer

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Some 14,000+ edits, been here for numerous years, created numerous large articles (which I intend to keep doing) and revert vandalism/disruption about whenever I can, as I have quite alot of pages on my watchlist. I believe this tool could further assist me in making a valuable contribution to this place. LouisAragon (talk) 05:44, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Katietalk 17:54, 29 November 2015 (UTC)


I have experience with vandalism-fighting in the India-Pakistan space for about 6 months. There is now an increasing use of pending changes protection for contentious pages, which I would like to participate in. Kautilya3 (talk) 19:03, 29 November 2015 (UTC)


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Some 14,000+ edits, and been on this place for several years. Created numerous, large articles and planning to keep doing that in the future. I also have relatively many pages on my watchlist, which I check to revert disruption/vandalism. I believe this tool could further assist me with that. LouisAragon (talk) 05:42, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Only five edits to AIV. With consistent contributions to anti-vandalism work over the next month or two, we'll reconsider. Katietalk 17:53, 29 November 2015 (UTC)


I have almost 20,000 edits in my time on WP (nine years today!), covering a wide array of topics. I fix issues and report problematic users as soon as I find them. I am trying to increase my contributions in certain areas to make more of a difference on WP and I think rollback is a very good place to start. МандичкаYO 😜 08:30, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You were blocked two weeks ago for edit warring. Katietalk 18:00, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
This wasn't a great block. I made a good faith edit following advice that I mistakenly thought came from an admin on the 3RR board; I did not violate 3RR. How long would I have to wait till I can request permission? Thanks. МандичкаYO 😜 23:24, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Template editor

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Reason for requesting template editor rightsArifys (talk) 12:15, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Name: Arifys

Reason :I wanted to work with wikipedia action to combat vandalism (Arifys (talk) 12:15, 30 November 2015 (UTC))

Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 12:22, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment This user has had an account for 128 days, has 23 total edits and has 0 edits in the template and module namespaces. MusikBot talk 12:22, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. This user right is not relevant to combatting vandalism. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:32, 30 November 2015 (UTC)


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