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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Permissions

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.

Process

Requestors

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

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:Lfurter

I’m facilitating a Wikipedia editing workshop on Friday, and we might pass the limit of accounts created in one day on the IP address there, so if this happens I would like to be able to register every participants. Thank you! Lfurter (talk) 17:27, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had this permission revoked in the past 180 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 17:30, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
Added for event, to expire after. — xaosflux Talk 00:43, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

User:Rachel Helps (BYU)

I'm guest teaching a linguistics class on 9/20, and all 16 students will need to create accounts either on English Wikipedia or on Simple English Wikipedia. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 15:13, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
 Done to expire after event. — xaosflux Talk 17:12, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
thanks! Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 17:23, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
@Rachel Helps (BYU): please note, with SUL you will be able to create the accounts here - though this access does not allow you to do it on simplewiki. — xaosflux Talk 17:45, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Autopatrolled

User:Hijiri88

Trusted longterm user who has created well over the 25 guideline for granting this right. Granting it would help with the NPP backlog. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:33, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
 Done Of course! Alex ShihTalk 03:34, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser

User:Bonvallite

Bonvallite (talk) 12:06, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 12:10, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Bonvallite, how are you planning on using AWB? Primefac (talk) 13:54, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Primefac, I am patrolling and making edits, improving articles on City and Municipality of the Philippines past on suggestbot recomendation. To speed up my works. Thanks Bonvallite (talk) 14:07, 15 September 2017 (UTC)


Confirmed

User:Nonewatsoever

Nonewatsoever (talk) 05:19, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 05:20, 16 September 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! — xaosflux Talk 02:03, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

User:KhanzadaMehsood

KhanzadaMehsood (talk) 05:42, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 05:50, 16 September 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! — xaosflux Talk 02:03, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

User:Scienceophilia

This account is more than four days old and has made at least 10 edits so it should be autoconfirmed as per Wikipedia's policy. However, the account is still be restricted from editing on "semi-protected" Wikipedia pages. Thus I'm submitted a request to have this account be confirmed Scienceophilia (talk) 18:45, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 18:50, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 18:50, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

User:Comfycozybeds

Replacement account for User:Pillowfluffyhead which was compromised. The original account was already autoconfirmed and therefore I don't want to have to start all over again. Comfycozybeds (talk) 21:07, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Not done. Sorry. There is no proof that the 'compromised' account was yours. With a new account you have to start all over again anyway - your previous editing history can not be taken into consideration. We can only do that with renamed accounts. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:58, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
What "proof" do you need? I chose a similar username on purpose you know... Comfycozybeds (talk) 01:19, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

User:NG 1989

This account is more than four days old and has made at least 10 edits so it should be autoconfirmed as per Wikipedia's policy. However I am not granted to add illustrations. Is it possible to give the right permissions? NG 1989 (talk) 10:48, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 00:01, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

User:TheMesquitoSock

Requesting rights for legitamate alt account for User:TheMesquito TheMesquitoSock (talk) 04:26, 16 September 2017 (UTC) TheMesquitoSock (talk) 04:26, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Confirming from main account TheMesquitobuzz 04:27, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Donexaosflux Talk 11:53, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

File mover

User:Timothyjosephwood

Because when I make a typo on a file name, it's very silly for me to have to template it and wait for someone else to move it. TJWtalk 18:59, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Mass message sender


New page reviewer

User:J947

I do a lot of NPP as evidenced by my CSD log and PROD log, of which I will note that the latter blue links are mainly articles referenced after a BLP PROD nomination. I also have experience with content creation, AfC, AfD, and anti-vandalism. Please consider this nomination carefully. J947(c) (m) 03:52, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
 Comment: Hello J947, thank you for your request. Everything looked fine from the initial glance, but your last sentence was rather unusual and led me thinking if you were involved in some kind of controversies recently. So I have taken a even closer look than usual, and I think I know the reason now. In terms of statistics, 64.2% of your edits are semi-automated as a result of extensive use of XFDCloser since its wide release in March 2017, but I don't think this is a concern as that still leaves you with 2,879 non-automated edits. The content creation sharply decreased consequently, and no evidence of mainspace contribution after this expansion in May. Again, the fact that you have turned your interest to the policy areas of Wikipedia is also absolutely not an issue at all. The only issue that I am seeing is the approach to closing/relisting controversial AfD discussions, in which I cannot seem to find your updated opinion after being approached by TonyBallioni and BU Rob13 recently. My opinion is that your understanding of policy and the quality of your contributions are more than qualifying, as they have also been confirmed by Schwede66, another New Zealander in which you have worked closely with. I apologize for pinging, but I think their combined assessment would only be fair to this request. Regards, Alex ShihTalk 04:40, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
I'd support this. My largest concerns are that J947 sometimes can be a bit terse, which isn't great when dealing with NPP (see my talk page for a sampling of the different complaints you get). That being said, they are already doing NPP, doing it within policy, and generally benefiting the project. Giving the ability to mark pages as done will decrease work for others. TonyBallioni (talk) 04:52, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
@Alex Shih: Lately I have stopped closing controversial discussions and soft delete possible enactments, but I think relisting controversial discussions is normally quite uncontroversial. Also I will note that I've got a GAR on hold, so I expect a sharp up in my content contribs soon. J947(c) (m) 04:59, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Given that I've been asked, I shall state that in months gone by, J947 has at times made my watchlist go ballistic. That's stopped at some point, and now I know why (little content creation lately). I can't say that I've looked over J947's shoulder at NPP, so can't comment on that topic directly. What I have seen in terms of content creation has certainly be quite solid. Not sure whether that helps. Schwede66 05:11, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Page mover

User:ThePromenader

I was asked to return after making a few page moves... done. I have a few more on the docket, too. Thanks. TP   15:08, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
PS: I've made a couple technical move requests over the past week, and the last of these (as far as I have planned) I made today. [2][3] TP   20:01, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for page mover declined in the past 90 days ([4]). MusikBot talk 15:10, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
I have reviewed a sampling of ThePromenader's moves and they are within the guidelines for moving pages. Additional, TP has made a number of requests that have been accepted and I think they'd do well with the user right. -- Dane talk 21:43, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Done Alex ShihTalk 23:55, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you, and thank you, Dane, for your kind endorsement. TP   04:37, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

User:In ictu oculi

I think the user would do well with the right as they're active at Requested Moves and would find it useful. — Zawl 13:50, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Support. This user is very knowledgeable in Page moving. Very active at Requested Moves. ʍaɦʋɛօtʍ (talk) 15:41, 18 September 2017 (UTC)


Pending changes reviewer

User:Chetsford

I've been participating in reviewing new pages and was hoping to review pending changes, as well. I've read the pending changes policy, have edited consistently for more than six months, and have no block log. Chetsford (talk) 16:18, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
 Done Widr (talk) 17:02, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Rollback

User:Gazal world

I am editing Wikipedia since January 2016 and created more than 100 articles. I keep plenty of article under my watch and removed vandalism from them. I think rollback right would be useful to me for fighting vandalism. Gazal world (talk) 07:38, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Done I don't see much evidence of counter vandalism work, but this is a good content creator and I think the tool can be entrusted and would be useful. Alex ShihTalk 07:56, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

User:Timawesomeness

I've been patrolling RC and reverting vandalism with Twinkle and it'd be helpful to have rollback rights so I could use Huggle too. timawesomenesstalk⟩ 08:38, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Done Alex ShihTalk 13:01, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

User:SshibumXZ

I last requested the right about a month ago but was rejected because of lack of experience. Now, I think I have got the hang of things around here, have more than 800 mainspace edits and have reverted a fair bit of vandalism.
Regards, SshibumXZ (Talk) (Contributions). 18:42, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([5]). MusikBot talk 18:50, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
 Done Not seeing a ton of anti-vandalism work in the most recent edits, but it looks like you understand what is going on. Malinaccier (talk) 19:10, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

User:Lythronaxargestes

I have been actively involved with article creation, expansion, and maintenance as a member of WikiProject Dinosaurs for over a year. Recently, the user User:WelcometoJurassicPark has made extensive use of sockpuppets to repeatedly vandalize and insert original synthesis regarding dinosaur size. Their edits are spurious but numerous, and often go unnoticed/unreverted by other project members. I am hereby applying for rollback permissions in order to combat such vandalism and maintain the quality of Wikipedia's paleontology coverage. Lythronaxargestes (talk | contribs) 05:49, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
 Done Good content creator, can be trusted with the tool. Make sure to only use it in obvious cases. Alex ShihTalk 05:54, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

User:Abequinn14

I joined 2 years ago, but more recently I have been getting active. The things I do now is use twinkle to fight vandals and sock puppets. Because of this, I find it critical that I need rollback rights, not just for because of what it can do, but because of apps that use this right to counter vandalism. AKA I want to use Huggle Abequinn14 (talk) 22:04, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 43 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 23:53, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Not done Needs more experience. Alex ShihTalk 01:08, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

User:Anish Mariathasan

As a pending changes reviewer, I have encountered many instances of vandalism, and have reverted them. It would be very useful to be a rollbacker so I can revert vandalism more easily. Thank you - Heptanitrocubane (talk) 20:37, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 22:10, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 195 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 22:10, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Template editor