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, 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



This user has created a huge number of good articles. Another editor has asked them on their talk page to apply for autopatrolled, but I will do it for them. Laurdecl talk 09:21, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Swarm 05:24, 21 February 2017 (UTC)


Creates pages mainly about Virginia politicians that are well referenced. Quick glance at their created pages log show only a G6 deleted to make way for a move and I see no notifications of AfD, PROD, or CSD on the user talk page. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:00, 22 February 2017 (UTC)



I requested these rights a few months ago, and I was told to get a bit more experience before applying again. I plan to use it in conjunction with WPCleaner to work on various CheckWiki and maintenance fixes. Here are a few diffs that illustrate the sort of changes that I plan to make using AWB: either semi-automatically or manually after AWB warns (these diffs change more than one thing on each page, but at least one of the changes is something that either AWB warns of or corrects): [1] [2] [3] Gluons12 | 18:12, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 358 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 02:42, 19 February 2017 (UTC)


Need this tool to update several infoboxes, articles about the Philippines. Many of the edits that I require most modification are 1000+ Philippine settlements/ local administrative units with data and text that updates annually, every 3-5 years. Exec8 (talk) 13:18, 18 February 2017 (UTC)


I am planning to do some improvements on references, common mistakes and other maintenance tasks. I am currently using AutoEd and manual editing, but would like to use a semi-automatic method to edit the pages more comprehensively. I am aware of the dangers and problems of semiautomatic tools, as I am granted rollbacker status & am using Huggle. TheFrog001 (talk) 23:24, 18 February 2017 (UTC)


I believe this will make the small and tedious tasks easier when doing things on Wikipedia.Qaei 11:55, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 189 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 19:04, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

User:Jake Brockman

request to more efficiently help patrolling new pages and fix issues on maintenance tagged pages. Jake Brockman (talk) 10:29, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 394 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 22:51, 21 February 2017 (UTC)



Atiqur40320 (talk) 04:56, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 05:02, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No reason listed. — xaosflux Talk 04:11, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


Kashiff3k (talk) 19:55, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 20:02, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No reason listed. — xaosflux Talk 04:10, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


Reason for requesting confirmed rights

I would like to edit the Mao Zedong page on early life. I am a humanities teacher in China and would like to improve it. SFMCAISChina (talk) 04:07, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


Kaunainchandiha (talk) 09:37, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 09:42, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed


Requesting extended confirmed for this account as it is the alternate account of UNSC Luke 1021 CaptainCreeper6 (talk) 14:09, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Am confirming, this is me. CaptainCreeper6 (talk) 14:10, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Forgot to log out; Am confirming this is me. UNSC Luke 1021 (talk)
Yes check.svg Done Beeblebrox (talk) 19:15, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


I really think I could help clear up this huge backlog with this permission. 11:15, 19 February 2017 (UTC) Qaei 11:15, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done for now. Please add a full consecutive third month of solid editing in order to demonstrate the need and then apply again. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 19:07, 19 February 2017 (UTC)


About 2 weeks ago, I requested New Page Reviewer rights[4], but my account at the time was about 6 days short of meeting the minimum. I was told to consign CSD and NPP protocol to memory, and come back "in about a month." I know that it hasn't actually been a full month yet, but I do feel that I've learned the protocols, done my best not to be too hasty or bite-y, and have had an account for long enough that account age shouldn't be a problem. I've been using Twinkle to tag pages for deletion, but I also want to be able to mark pages as reviewed, and to help with the enormous backlog of unreviewed pages. Thanks! MereTechnicality 14:25, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for new page reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([5]). MusikBot talk 14:32, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. The numerical criteria are only the basis for judgment. I see no reason to break protocol to create new precedents that might be abused by others in the future. Really, another couple of weeks is not too much to wait and build up some more solid experience. Sadly of the 340 new user rights created, the backlog has not even been dented. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:29, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Alright. One question, though. You said that you saw no reason to break protocol; which protocol would be broken? MereTechnicality 16:12, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
@Kudpung: I meant to ping you with the last message but I guess I forgot. I am not contesting your decision, I am just somewhat confused as to what protocol/precedent you're talking about in the first sentence. MereTechnicality 17:12, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Let's put it this way: the rule is 'at least 90 days, and have made at least 500 not-deleted edits' , but you haven't even done a full two months proper editing yet. Perhaps you should start climbing the Wikipedia greasy pole with Recent Chages patroller, work your way up to Rollbacker, and then to New Page Reviewer. I would promise not to accuse you of hat collecting. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 17:34, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay, so it's because I've only been editing actively for a little less than 2 months, not because of account age. That makes sense. (I do actually have rollback rights; a sizable part of my edits were made using STiki.) Thank you for the clarification. Have a good day! MereTechnicality 17:38, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Page mover


As part of New Page Patrol, I have had editors request that I move pages to the draft namespace a few times, and I would like the Page Mover permission so that I can do so without leaving a redirect (so I don't have to tag the redirect for speedy deletion). I already have a strong password as required for the Template Editor right. Ahecht (TALK
) 22:25, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


I Want Pending Change Im Good Vandalism MasterToolWiki23Contact Talk PageContributions 10:55, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 17 days and has 10 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 12:35, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Admins are asked to determine eligibility for this user right based on guidelines stated at Wikipedia:Reviewing pending changes#Becoming a reviewer. This user does not satisfy criteria (2) or (3). The vast majority of their edits are to their own user page and user talk page. They have limited editing experience in the article namespace. I do not have confidence that they are able to identify vandalism. They have placed one warning about vandalism on another user's talk page. The edit this refers to was not reverted by them, but by another user. The revert of the edit made clear in the edit summary that the edit was a good-faith editing error, for which one should place a warning about editing tests, not vandalism, unless that behaviour persists. Pending Change Reviewers are asked to investigate often tricky or sensitive articles (including BLPs) but this user has shown no ability to identify vandalism, given that the only example of vandalism they have reverted wasn't actually vandalism. They have also made, then reverted the addition of, a BRFA. Curiously, the link from that BRFA goes to a non-existent GitHub account. Creating a BRFA for a non-existent bot, and nominating themselves for PC reviewer without any experience of dealing with vandalism (or, really, the mainspace in general), would suggest that they may be attempting to collect hats. —Tom Morris (talk) 13:57, 20 February 2017 (UTC)



Reason for requesting rollback rights

I am a member of the CVA and (currently the only member of) AVC, I strongly believe in slaughtering vandalism, with honor of course (I always use Good Faith), the tools given to a Rollback user can help me fight major vandalism (which is rare, but I have encountered it once). - ZLEA (Talk,Contribs) 18:55, 19 February 2017 (UTC) ZLEA (Talk,Contribs) 18:55, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done All this talk about slaughtering and wikideath makes it clear that you probably aren't quite ready for this. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:06, 19 February 2017 (UTC)


To get access to Huggle for the sake of convenience. LoMStalk 04:29, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([6]). MusikBot talk 04:32, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done Use Huggle responsibly! Enjoy! Swarm 05:37, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

User:UNSC Luke 1021

I have been vandal fighting for a bit now and I feel I am adept at it. I use Twinkle and one of the abilities is 'rollback' which is already included. I am requesting this ability because it makes vandal fighting easier by displaying how many consecutive edits there are, allowing me to give out sufficient warnings. UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 14:15, 20 February 2017 (UTC) UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 14:15, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Template editor

User:Tushar Singha

I have some experience about template edit. So i want to be a Template editor. Tushar Singha (talk) 18:15, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 20 days, has 248 total edits and has 29 edits in the template and module namespaces. MusikBot talk 19:52, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
  1. Red XN (guideline: >1, applicant: ~3 weeks)
  2. Red XN (guideline: >1000, applicant: 246)
  3. Red XN (guideline: >150, applicant: 29)
  4. Green tickY (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: No blocks)
  5. Red XN (guideline: 3, applicant: 0)
  6. Red XN (guideline: 5, applicant: 0)
— JJMC89(T·C) 18:25, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. You have demonstrated neither a need nor the requirements for being granted TE rights. Please stop back when you have met the criteria. Primefac (talk) 19:54, 19 February 2017 (UTC)


I am requesting Template Editor rights so I'm able to edit templates with template protections applied, I do have the technical knowledge of templates and the coding lang they are written in. I could help eliminate bugs and/or add requested additions to protected templates with my template know-how. I'm also a volunteer developer for MediaWiki software as well as other projects hosted within WMF servers. Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ Talk 18:36, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  1. Green tickY (guideline: >1, applicant: 2)
  2. Green tickY (guideline: >1000, applicant: >~15k)
  3. Red XN (guideline: >150, applicant: 58)
  4. Green tickY (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: no blocks)
  5. Red XN (guideline: 3, applicant: 1)
  6. Red XN (guideline: 5, applicant: 0)
X mark.svg Not done Need for TE has not been demonstrated, neither by # of edits in template space nor requested changes. The TPER log is not backlogged. Primefac (talk) 18:45, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 58 edits in the template and module namespaces. MusikBot talk 18:43, 20 February 2017 (UTC)