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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 22:01, 23 August 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 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. 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:Church of emacs

I'm organizing an educational event at a university to get researchers involved in Wikipedia. I expect we will need up to 25 account creations in a short time. Event will be over on September 6th, and I do not need privileges longer than that. I'm an Ex-Admin/Oversight/OTRS for dewiki and thus have identified myself to WMF, in case that's relevant. Thanks, Tobias (Talk) 11:35, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done, access to this user right will automatically expire on 8 September 2017. Thanks, Nakon 19:27, 23 August 2017 (UTC)



User:Nihlus Kryik

I'm not a huge content creator, but I am best when using tools that help me edit quickly and correctly. This will allow me to expand beyond reference fixing and vandalism reverting. I have few non-automated edits, but I have over 500 in the mainspace. — nihlus kryik  (talk) 06:38, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 26 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 12:01, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Alex ShihTalk 14:45, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


I frequently review articles and I help with copyedits, and Wikifying. Now, while reviewing an AfC too, it was required. This tool will make my contributions easier. Earlier, it was declined, but now I feel it is required. Adityavagarwal (talk) 09:27, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autowikibrowser declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 09:30, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done for now. AWB would certainly be useful for dealing with AfC backlog, and user history shows misuse is unlikely. Courtesy ping @Primefac: Alex ShihTalk 04:50, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a ton! Face-grin.svg Adityavagarwal (talk) 05:00, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
I don't really see how this can be used to help the backlog (since AFCH is what we use to actually review pages) but I have no issues granting access if there's a need. Primefac (talk) 13:50, 23 August 2017 (UTC)


I would like to request to use this to help reduce the backlog of unassessed articles on WikiProject Biography. I have already made hundreds of edits manually in this area, and I believe that this tool would be very helpful in speeding up the process. Thank you for considering my request, Firstclass306 (talk) 15:12, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Alex ShihTalk 15:28, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

User:DrStrauss (AWB)

Alternative account of DrStrauss. Using for more large-scale AWB tasks so my contribs don't get cluttered up. Denied yesterday but I think that was because the username led Nakon to think it was a bot. Name has since been changed. DrStrauss talk 16:46, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 0 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 16:50, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:57, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

User:Derek Andrews

I make a lot of edits to Dead-end and uncategorized pages which tend to have lots of problems. I'm not sure whether AWB will help, but the best way to find out is to try it out. If not I'm sure it will find other things for me to do. Derek Andrews (talk) 15:41, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Nakon 19:31, 23 August 2017 (UTC)



I wish to request to edit Dallon Weekes' page, as he just started a new 'project' that is important to his life and this so called 'project' is a new band, which changes the story of Panic! At The Disco completely. Also I understand other users have been editing other pages related to this specific person in reference to Ryan Ross and milk related products. I intend not to do the same mistake as other users. Thank you. Jess313131 (talk) 07:45, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 07:51, 20 August 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! Nakon 19:32, 23 August 2017 (UTC)


This, is my alternate account to User:Bingobro I have created this account as that account even though it had auto confirmed rights I simply could not edit semi-protected pages.I have had a discussion on this with User:MusikAnimal 1 as well as the village pump 2 and I was suggested to make an alternate account and get it manually confirmed. Thank you! BingobroA (Chat) 14:01, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done for testing. — xaosflux Talk 14:33, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user does not appear to have the permission confirmed. MusikBot talk 14:40, 23 August 2017 (UTC)


I wish a request to edit 2017 Southeast Asian Games specifically regarding the medal tally from time to time as such to update contents necessary. I have been very involved in this matter and I have a lot of experiences regarding editing. Thank you! EdLeo99 (talk) 21:58, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 22:01, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


I regularly come across new pages that are marked as reviewed, but haven't really been, or are no longer in a reviewed state, usually as a result of someone removing tags. I'd like to be able to unreview these so they get looked at again. I don't intend to actually review per se myself. Yeryry (talk) 21:00, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
Comment: User has made only 82 mainspace edits in 2017. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 14:50, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Not done I don't see much evidence with content creation nor engagement in article discussions. Alex ShihTalk 05:09, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


I have made over 500 edits since joining in 2014 created multiple notable Wikipedia articles and would like to help Wikipedia with the backlog of pages needing reviewed. MitchellLunger (talk) 04:58, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 05:01, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Not done Regretfully. You seem to be capable in good content creation, but I don't think the experience with Wikipedia, especially the technical aspect, is there just yet. Alex ShihTalk 05:14, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


I have contributed to Wikipedia for about six months span from February 2017 to date.I have surpassed live edits of more than 500 but also have 100+ deleted edits against my name.I have 1000+ live edits on articles,which is the most out of 13 namespaces.Well I may help Wikipedia to avoid backlogged drafts pending at the moment.I recently reviewed new changes and special pages and have managed to categorize them.Thank youAbishe (talk) 07:16, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

 Done Its not always about the edit counts, but I think you'll do well. Alex ShihTalk 01:27, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

User:Godric on Leave

As an alternate acc. of Winged Blades of Godric. Winged Blades of GodricOn leave 08:16, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 4 days and has 15 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 08:20, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Godric on Leave: If you're purposely on wikibreak, why do you want rights? Anarchyte (work | talk) 10:47, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

@Anarchyte:--Yep....That's a fact....But, somewhat missed the CSDing and reviewing pages.Feel fee to act at your discretion.Face-smile.svg.Winged Blades of GodricOn leave 10:50, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
@Godric on Leave: Would you like me to just remove the wikibreak from your main's common.js? I don't think giving out rights to an account that will only be used as a fallback is the best idea (and if you're on break, I assume it's for a reason). Anarchyte (work | talk) 10:55, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
@Anarchyte:--No need to remove the wiki-break.And, reject this request.Consider this as  Request withdrawn.Winged Blades of GodricOn leave 10:58, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Not done (for the bot) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:21, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


I would like to be a new page reviewer. I have created over 50 articles, so I have a good idea on notability, how vandalism is done and what copyright violations could be done. Also, the New Page backlog is over 16k, so it looks like the list could use some assistance. Frmorrison (talk) 16:02, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Thank you for your contributions. Alex ShihTalk 16:09, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


Have made edits well over the required edit count and been around for far longer than the 3 month requirement. Thanks for your consideration! PureRED (talk) 00:35, 23 August 2017 (UTC) PureRED (talk) 00:35, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
 Comment: I see reasonable counter-vandalism and AfD work, but there seem to be minimal experience dealing with aspects of content creation which is far from ideal. Alex ShihTalk 01:20, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Page mover

User:DrStrauss (AWB)

Alternative account, en-masse page moves may be needed without leaving redirects e.g. here. Main account already has page mover privileges. Also requesting rollback privileges in order to quickly revert any AWB errors which happen from time to time. DrStrauss talk 20:20, 23 August 2017 (UTC) DrStrauss talk 20:20, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 69 days and has 326 total edits. MusikBot talk 20:20, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Anarchyte (work | talk) 22:57, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


I have great interest in reviewing pending changes, and I have done the good care of pages edited by me and so I found myself good for this work. SahabAliwadia 11:35, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Not done You have only been recently unblocked from abusing multiple accounts, please wait until you are in better standing before you apply for any user access. Alex ShihTalk 05:31, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


I want to keep wikipedia clean. Ikrewrwe (talk) 14:54, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 6 days and has 29 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 15:01, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Not done Alex ShihTalk 15:05, 22 August 2017 (UTC)


I have recently come to realize that Wikipedia is frequently vandalized (daily) so I have started to "combat" vandalism.It is important for me to keep Wikipedia the fact driven page that it is. WikiEditCrunch (talk) 17:56, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Nakon 19:24, 23 August 2017 (UTC)



Occasionally I patrol recent changes, and I would like to have Huggle to help with that. Certain periods of anti-vandalism have arised during my editing but unfortunately I cannot find them. J947(c) (m) 05:37, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done I can see sufficient experience when I sort your contributions by the article namespace. Mz7 (talk) 08:14, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


I would like to more efficiently handle vandalism using a tool such as Huggle or STiki. Although I am a relatively new user, I do have experience in handling vandalism using Twinkle. Jchmrt (talk) 17:23, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Relatively new user, but edits demonstrate competence and clue. Malinaccier (talk) 18:06, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Template editor