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 22:40, 31 August 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.
  • 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. 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), 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 500 mainspace edits are RARELY approved and you only need to give a reason for wanting AWB access if you have fewer than 500 mainspace edits!

Handled elsewhere

Several permissions are requested and handled elsewhere:

  • Edit filter: Requests for access to the Edit filter manager group should be made at Wikipedia talk:Edit filter. Requests may take in general up to seven days to process; more in case appropriate consensus is not clear.

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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Information icon4.svg Notice to administrators: The article creation requirement for Autopatrolled has been reduced to 25 per community consensus.


My right was revoked due to a CCI however only few of my articles had an issue which I still see it as contestable.The right helped me create more articles because I didn't have to worry about responding to tags which I eventually removed Rberchie (talk) 21:46, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
@Yunshui:, any comments on this request? Nakon 04:29, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
@Rberchie: have you been able to assist in the copyright investigation by identifying and removing any problematic content? Has the copyright investigation now been completed as a result? Thine Antique Pen (talk) 20:43, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
@Thine Antique Pen: I haven't been notified about its completion so I guess it has not been completed.About me helping out in the cleaning like I stated earlier I don't know how to go about it.Regards--Rberchie (talk) 21:29, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


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I am switching from User:Gacelp so that I can gain a clean-state account. Gacelisnothing (talk) 07:41, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
This is an edit from the original account. - gacelp (talk in - error? Start a new topic) 07:44, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
@Kudpung: Could you take a look? Armbrust The Homunculus 15:23, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I don't see any issue with this. We'll remove the flag once you've become autoconfirmed. Just in case you haven't, please make yourself familiar with the relevant policy. I would also unsubscribe the old account from the feedback request service, newsletters, etc, so its not getting redundant messages. MusikAnimal talk 19:24, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

File mover

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User:Umais Bin Sajjad

I'm regular editor and media uploader. There are many media files that I come across which needs to be moved as per moving guidelines. It would be easier for me to move files to better title if you grant me this right rather than adding templates or uploading the same file with new name as it is time taking. Umais Bin Sajjad (talk) 02:08, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Can you please provide 3 diffs showing where you requested a file be moved? Thanks, Nakon 04:32, 30 August 2015 (UTC)


I have uploaded many files, and plan to upload more images soon. One of the files I have uploaded [[File:Screen_Shot_2015-08-22_at_10.40.49_AM.png]] was accidentally uploaded with the original file name. (currently there is a discussion to delete the article the image was on, however) Other file names I would like to improve are on the Microsoft and Microsoft related articles. I am well versed in WP:FMV and WP:FNC WikIan (talk) 02:21, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I am a long term editor, mainly working on Commons. I am now working on reviewing and moving files to Commons. It would help to have file mover right, to be able to rename files before they are moved to Commons, e.g. File:A5398 200.jpg. Thanks, Yann (talk) 21:40, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Mass message sender

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Pending changes reviewer

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I am already in the pending changes reviewer user-group and have over 700 edits since early February. I would like to access rollback at this time. Recently, in a lot of articles that I frequently edit, there are several unnecessary edits by the same user. Instead of undoing the 20+ edits, including those from others who have edited the same section but haven't undone it, I could've made use of rollback by using it on the unhelpful and incorrect edits and not having to undo everything. Thanks for reading my request. ArcticGriffin 14:11, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


As a pending change reviewer, I have been using the Twinkle tool to revert vandal edits but I want to to try other tools like Huggle in order to revert multiple vandal edits. Getting the rollback right will help a great deal. Regards! OluwaCurtis »» (talk to me) 17:17, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Automated comment This user has had 2 requests for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([1][2]). MusikBot talk 17:21, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Two declined requests within a two week period does not look particularly good. Please slow down, there is no rush. Now let's take a look at your contributions: First off, you should be properly warning vandals after undoing their edits, especially with blatant vandalism like this. Some of your recent reverts are also questionable. For instance, why was this revert made? Looks like the user tried to add a reference, albeit not a great one. If you rightfully thought it was an unsuitable reference, you should explain this in your edit summary, as this is clearly a good-faith edit. Perhaps you weren't aware that you could do that when reverting pending changes. Other uninspiring edits include this, where you presumably though adding {{pp-pc1}} would put the article under pending changes. This might be a simple misunderstanding, and that's okay, but it does suggest you may still not be ready for another advanced permission. Given your record I'd recommend taking at least another two weeks to focus on counter-vandalism, properly warning users as aforementioned. Consider enrolling in our counter-vandalism training program, where you can some useful insight from experienced vandal fighters MusikAnimal talk 18:49, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate that. Regards! --OluwaCurtis »» (talk to me) 21:23, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Template editor

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