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, 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.
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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 after 500 edits and 30 days, 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.
  • Event coordinator (add requestview requests): The event coordinator user right allows editors to create multiple new accounts, and to temporarily confirm accounts so that they can create new articles.
  • 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. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite. Note: This is a 'use-it-or-lose-it' right.
  • 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. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
  • 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, event coordinator, 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:Alanna the Brave

Alanna the Brave's creation count is above 25 with only 1 article nominated for deletion. Having worked on 5 GA, it is clear she understands the policies and guidelines required to demonstrate notability. Having her articles autopatrolled will eliminate some of burden of new page patrollers as well as reduce the likelihood that her articles might be drive-by AfDed by those who are unfamiliar with the topics she focuses upon. SusunW (talk) 13:35, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Good work. I've looked through your last seven articles and would appreciate if you could take the minor issues raised in edit summaries into account going forward. Schwede66 21:26, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

User:Binod Basnet

Greetings! I am creating articles on Nepalese politicians and places in Nepal. Autopatrolling my articles can reduce the work of New page reviewers. (Note: When I just started editing Wikipedia I didn't know any Wikipedia policies and I created articles on myself, which was my biggest mistake.) Thanks Binod (talk) 03:04, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Swarm 03:54, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


User:Luigi Boy

Dear admins, I've recently seen the tag on the last edited page that a user did make use of this tool. I thought this would be a nice tool to correct some of the errors I've made. Luigi Boy ルアイヂ ボイ talk 05:58, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Luigi Boy: What kind of errors are you talking about? Swarm 12:16, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
    • @Swarm: I thought about typing mistakes. Additionally, I'd like to improve some articles, I've been reading through. Using AWB I could tweak articles a lot faster.--Luigi Boy ルアイヂ ボイ talk 12:55, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Swarm 03:57, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


I am approved under my former username, Meiloorun. It should be updated to reflect my current username, Yeenosaurus. Yeenosaurus (talk) 🍁 04:34, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Swarm 03:57, 20 August 2018 (UTC)



I have been editing the English Wikipedia for some time now. I haven't reached the minimum of 500 edits to be autoconfirmed, so I'm just asking to have my permissions elevated to "Confirmed". Thanks! User:Tetizeraz. Send me a ✉️ ! 03:31, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Already done You are already autoconfirmed. — JJMC89(T·C) 03:36, 19 August 2018 (UTC)


Ashish221306 (talk) 02:42, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 02:50, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Not done no reason given Swarm 03:52, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi! I'd like to request a manual confirmation of my account, so I can edit my company's page.

I need to change this page: One of the changes I need to make is to add the company's logo, which I cannot do, unless I can access the File Upload Wizard. OanaAnghelVictoria1990 (talk) 12:27, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

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. Swarm 21:34, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Event coordinator


Mllocy (talk) 23:00, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

I am hosting a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for the non-profit organization, ArtHyve. The event is Saturday, Aug 18. I should need to create more than 6 accounts on the same IP address during the event. Mark

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 23:00, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done added for event. — xaosflux Talk 15:05, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

File mover

Mass message sender


This user is one of the Group Liasons to Affcom of the Wikimedia User Group Hong Kong (and the group name will change), requesting this right to send specific news. The target would be Usergroup members of the Wikimedia User Group Hong Kong. (Members list at meta:Wikimedia User Group Hong Kong ). 1233Talk 15:51, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Swarm 03:50, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

New page reviewer

Page mover

Pending changes reviewer


Hello, I've been actively editing Wikipedia for a couple of years, and have slowly over that time increased my knowledge of Wikipedia guidelines, ranging from copyright to vandalism. I have some experience in dealing with vandalism, and once put in a request for protection on a semi-regularly vandalised article, although I feel I have been lucky enough to have rarely seen any vandalism over my time on this site. I believe becoming a pending changes reviewer will allow me to increase the benefit I can provide to this project. Thank you for your consideration. Jionunez (talk) 15:23, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Swarm 03:51, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


If you think that someone else needs to review my edits after I've been here for over 13 years and made nearly 62,000 edits then we've got a real problem. ElKevbo (talk) 03:41, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Mz7 (talk) 04:25, 19 August 2018 (UTC)


I don't intend to review the backlog; I just want to be able to review pages under PC that I come across. This way another reviewer's time would not have to be wasted. I have a couple dozen requests at RPP, and I have the NPR right. wumbolo ^^^ 11:30, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Swarm 03:51, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


I have been fighting vandalism and BLP issues for a while and Pending Changes is necessary for me to expand my abilities against vandalism. Abequinn14 (talk) 19:35, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Swarm 03:51, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


I'm a longtime editor in the climate change topic area (since 2011), with over 15K edits. Was surprised to run into page review at Greenhouse gas today. I'm already a rollbacker. I'd use this just to speed along constructive changes at science pages of interest when pending changes protection is applied. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) (talk) 20:49, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Swarm 03:51, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


User:Tulsi Bhagat

Namaste ! As stated by the revoker, I'm here to let you know that I have some free time from my busy schedule & I'm active a bit against vandals these days and the slow internet connection here in Nepal prevents loading Twinkle Gadget which upsets me most of the time. Honestly, I've acknowledged my mistakes (Running sock farms in past year for which i have been globally locked). Actually, My intention wasn't bad & haven't yet misused any of my permissions or the associated tools. I apology from my inner core of the heart for my bad(s) and lastly i would like to request you to re-grant me the revoked permission(s) (If i can be trusted a bit) which will be quite helpful for my anti-vandalism task. Thanks for reading my request ! Kind Regards,Tulsi Bhagat (talk) 02:33, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
I'm inclined to grant this, but given the history with the global lock, etc, I'm going to ping Ajraddatz to confirm that there is no reason to believe this account is/was compromised, as was originally stated in the unlock request. Vanamonde (talk) 12:06, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Confirmed, the account is/was not compromised, and to the best of my knowledge has not returned to previous disruptive behaviour. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 14:30, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
While Vanamonde may be ready to give this back, normally when we allow a sockmaster back in at English Wikipedia, we ask to know about all accounts that were ever used. There is nothing easily linked in your request which explains what happened a year and a half ago. Could you please provide this? I also do understand your a sysop at two other wikis. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 17:56, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
@DeltaQuad: Hope it explains everything (I want to forget all this. Please, forgive me.). Thanks for your consideration ! Kind Regards,Tulsi Bhagat (talk) 15:16, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for being open about the issue. I'll take a look a little later. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:30, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
The socking issue looks like a mess. I would try to make sure you keep on the good side while you are here. I have reviewed your recent reverts for consideration as I would with anyone else. Can you explain why you are only selectively warning people? Also you only have been back for a week, racking up edits. How can we be sure you remember policies with only being back a week? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:35, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
It's fine. Thanks for reviewing my recent reverts. I would say, It's my bad that I'm selectively warning people. I'm afraid to make any other fault. Hoping this uncontroversial. I'll try to recover my bad. Actually, racking up edits depend on my real life leisure time. The more i have the free time & the more i will be involved. Also, This is the time i have fascinated here on to contribute. I assure you that I still remember the policies. Since, I'm a Sysop at two other wikis & also a Rollbacker at Commons. If you have any additional questions or concerns, Please feel free to ask. Regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (talk) 07:50, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
IMO, I have addressed your concern. Am i still selectively warning people? Face-wink.svg — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 05:01, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Not done It is my view that you don’t have enough recent experience on this project for us to make a judgement about whether or not you would use this correctly, and your change of behavior in just a few days to meet Amanda’s concerns don’t change much. Come back in a month or so and apply again then. TonyBallioni (talk) 06:08, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

User:Bruce Lee's Relative "Chin"

I've been reverting vandalism for some time now (since December of 2017). I've been using Twinkle most of the time, but I think I'd be more efficient with rollback permissions. I have over 600 mainspace edits, and over 1,000 total edits. I've looked around with Huggle's tools and controls so I can be familiar with it if I get rollback permissions. Bruce Lee's Relative "Chin" 05:03, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Bruce Lee's Relative "Chin", I granted, but you may want to request a rename, the quotes appear to break the script for this page, and I’m assuming they might break a few others. Also it’s hard to ping on mobile because of how iPhones render quotes now (I know not everyone uses an iPhone, but worth pointing out). You don’t have to, but if you want to, you can follow the link I provided or just leave me a note on my talk. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:29, 17 August 2018 (UTC)


Some of the articles I follow are constantly being vandalized by mostly unregistered visitors of the site and it's hard to just go repair the content manually while I could do it just reverting. Luckily some people look after the same pages as me and after a while they go revert the damage but of course, if a person goes take a look on that exact article and finds it vandalized it would be disgraceful for Wikipedia Thenamelessdoll (talk) 02:33, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 140 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 02:40, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Not done does not satisfy minimum requirements Swarm 03:44, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


After a recent bout of anti vandalism work today, I feel that I have matured to the extent that rollback rights can be trusted to me. I may not have been very busy on here recently, but when I do come across vandalism that I need to revert, I can easily correct it in no time at all. Thank you. Pablothepenguin (talk) 21:01, 20 August 2018 (UTC) Pablothepenguin (talk) 21:01, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Not done No recent or established history of fighting vandalism. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 22:13, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Template editor


A module I created, Module:Adjacent stations, is protected and I wish to continue working on it. Szqecs (talk) 12:52, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  1. Green tickY (guideline: >1 year, applicant: >5 years)
  2. Green tickY (guideline: >1000 edits, applicant: ~8700)
  3. Green tickY (guideline: >150 template edits, applicant: >3000)
  4. Green tickY (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: none)
  5. Green tickY (guideline: 3 sandboxes, applicant: ~2.5..but lots of repeat use)
  6. Red XN (guideline: 5 requests, applicant: ~1)
xaosflux Talk 13:07, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • So, this is an unusual case, in that from what I see in editing, Szqecs has the technical acumen to deal with modules and templates, and I don't see any contentious editing in those namespaces, but a review of their talk space shows that there has been contentious editing elsewhere even recently. I'm not concerned with the low counts on #5 and #6 in general - other then that #6 is also a good way to demonstrate consensus building. Would any other patrolling admins like to comment on this? For right now, I'm lowering the protection level on Module:Adjacent stations to ECP per WP:IAR, as Szqecs seems to be the best person to be able to maintain this page and that shouldn't be hampered. — xaosflux Talk 13:14, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    If there's only one template that is desired to be edited on a regular basis, I'd say drop the protection (which has been done) and respectfully decline until such time as it becomes necessary. The other option which I'd be open to is a 3-month temporary granting of the perm - if not needed, that's fine, and if so then we can re-evaluate what sort of TPER-style edits they've been making. Primefac (talk) 18:02, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    @Szqecs: is the protection adjustment on your module enough (meaning you could "withdraw" this request for now) or do you want a "ruling" from the admins. — xaosflux Talk 18:07, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    I don't know if extended protection is enough for a high-risk template. The contentious editing you refer to has improved Wikipedia, not harm it. Can you prove otherwise? Szqecs (talk) 18:14, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    For someone to vandalize an ECP module (and a reasonably obscure one at that), they'd have to get ECP, and most of the time we catch people "hacking the system" - if they're legitimately gaining ECP, chances are a) they're not going to be vandalizing a module, and b) we can ban them if that really is their goal. To answer your question, though, you can't prove a negative, so "it's been good enough for the cases where we've needed to drop protection" is about as good an answer as you're going to get. Primefac (talk) 18:19, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
In addition, Szqecs will be watching this module and may be the first to catch any attempts to disrupt it. Current solution looks good for the purposes stated in the permission request. That being said, I would view favorably a repeated request from this tech-savvy editor if/when they need to tweak additional templates or modules. — JFG talk 18:55, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Not done the immediate need has been resolved, and if there are other isolated pages consideration for reducing TEP->ECP can be considered on a case-by-case basis. @Szqecs: regarding some of your disputed edits, the quality of the edit was not reviewed or questioned, just the manner of the interaction; and this can be an issue with certain high-visibility templates (and it is usually on the "content" part of them moreso then the technical aspects). If you run in to TEP protected templates that need tech updates, sandbox it and drop an edit request and they will usually be quickly processed. If you can continue your productive editing without running in to editor-interaction problems for 6 months or so, I'd love to see you reapply here - we need technically adept editors to improve our modules. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 15:13, 18 August 2018 (UTC)