Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests

Administrator / Bureaucrat / Checkuser / Oversighter


There are many kinds of special permissions that users can be granted. These include:

  • Rollbacker is a user who can quickly revert changes by other users. See Wikipedia:Rollback feature.
  • Flood is a very short-term permission that a user can get from any administrator to make lots of small edits in a row. When using the flood permission, a user’s edits will be hidden by default from Special:RecentChanges.
  • Patroller is a user who can review new pages that other users make by marking them "patrolled". Any pages a patroller makes do not have to be reviewed by others.
  • Administrator (also called an "admin" or "sysop") is a user who can delete and protect pages and block users. Admins can also grant the rollback, flood and patroller permissions.
  • Bureaucrat (also called a "crat") is a user who can grant and revoke the admin and bot permissions.
  • Checkuser is a user who can see private information about editors (for example, their IP addresses).
  • Oversight is a user who can hide private information from everyone except other oversighters, stewards and founders.
  • Transwiki importer is a user who has use of the import tool to move pages here from other projects. This is not to be confused with importer, who can upload XML files using the import tool. Importer is not granted on this wiki.
  • Uploader is a user who can upload files locally on this wiki. This permission is granted temporarily and will be removed once the task is complete.

Adding a new request


You must be an active member of Simple English Wikipedia, preferably with some experience in reverting vandalism.

Rollback must never be used to revert in edit wars, or to remove good-faith changes. Use the undo feature for this, and give a reason. Rollback does not let you give a reason when reverting. It must only be used to revert bad changes. It can and will be revoked if misused.

Click here to request rollback.


Requests for the temporary (short-term) flood permission should be made on an administrator’s talk page, on the #wikipedia-simple connect IRC channel, or at the Administrators' noticeboard.


Requests for temporary (short-term) file upload permissions should be made on the Administrators' noticeboard. An administrator should be notified once the uploads are done so that the permission can be removed.
Image uploads are not allowed, this should only be requested for uploading other media (such as audio clips)


Please read the Criteria for administratorship before nominating another user or yourself, to make sure the nominated user meets the criteria for becoming an administrator. You may want to look at the archives first so you can see why other people’s requests have succeeded or failed.

Administrator tools are there to better help the community. They do not make certain users better than others. To nominate a candidate for adminship, please follow these instructions:

  1. In the input box below, replace USERNAME with the username of the person you are nominating for adminship.
  2. Complete the fields given to you.
  3. Once the user has accepted, add {{Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/<insert name of person nominated>}} underneath the Current requests for adminship heading below, at the very top of the list.
  4. Optional: Add {{rfa-notice}} to the candidate's userpage.

Notes: This is not the place to get "constructive feedback from others", if you want feedback from others in a less formal environment, please see Simple Talk. If a candidate is successful, an administrator or bureaucrat should add them to MediaWiki:Gadget-HighlightAdmins.js.

Bureaucrat, Checkuser, or Oversight

For the bureaucrat, checkuser, or oversight permission, a user first needs to be an administrator. There are special requirements at Criteria for administratorship for these users.

Current time is 10:43:59, 25 October 2021 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


Hello. I am requesting the rollback rights here because it will be useful when reverting vandalism. I have been reverting using Twinkle and RedWarn but the access to the rollback button would be great. I have used the rollback before on enwiki and I have a fair knowledge about its use. Thank you. --Hulged (talk) 09:16, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]
An FYI to all admins reviewing this, but this user is CU blocked on the English Wikipedia for creating a vandalism only account (source m:Steward requests/Permissions#Hulged@ks.wikipedia) which was w:en:Special:Contributions/Ulluly. SHB2000 (talk) 03:52, 5 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Hello sorry for interfering, but i think this user is helpful now, and edits on Kashmir wikipedia in a useful way. 🌸 Sakura emad 💖 (talk) 09:45, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
While blocked users on the English Wikipedia have been given rollback, all of them mentioned it in their request (such as Darubrub or Hockeycatcat). Hulged did not. SHB2000 (talk) 22:33, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I mentioned in mine 👂Just 👌 do 👊good 👏👏👍 (iamnotwicked) (talk) 05:04, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Given your past of creating good hand bad hand accounts which directly relates to the use of things like rollback. I am would prefer to see a longer history of good editing. -Djsasso (talk) 10:58, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Per @Djsasso:, let's see a good edit portfolio before voting on granting Hulged rollbacking status. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 07:51, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]
    @TDKR Chicago 101: This isn't a vote. It isn't even a discussion, especially after an admin has already indicated no. -- Auntof6 (talk) 15:17, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]


I am requesting rollback permission, so I can quickly rollback unhelpful edits. Trezoo (talk) 09:41, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  Not done You are pretty new here still and not enough history with dealing with vandalism to judge yet. Come back later. -Djsasso (talk) 10:55, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]

User:Neolithic EF

I'm Want be a rollbacker, Because I'm are Reverting Vandalism, Vermont, Can you assign permission rollbacker for me? Neolithic EF (talk) 02:21, 16 October 2021 (UTC)TC)[]
  Not done. I'd like to see a little more anti-vandalism experience before giving you rollback. Thank you for helping out here. --Ferien (talk) 08:29, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Hello, I am requesting to become a rollback on the Wikipedia, I like to fight vandalism on the Wikipedia and also on the English Wikipedia (although I was recently blocked on the en wiki for open proxy but was sorted out now). I will like to revert bad edits like I recently did to an un notable article yesterday @Nimi Stix, cheers Just do good (talk) 02:41, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

  Not done You're very new here and don't understand how this Wikipedia works. For example, you have been leaving unhelpful comments on various pages, and you didn't format this request correctly. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:20, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

OK with time, I will understand and come back for applying 👂Just 👌 do 👊good 👏👏👍 (iamnotwicked) (talk) 06:23, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

User:512 megabytes

I have great experience in reverting vandalism, using TW and RedWarn, so I would like to grant rollback rights. 512 MB (talk) 17:22, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  Not done You just recently started editing here. I'd like to see more experience before granting the tool. Thanks for volunteering. BRP ever 14:55, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

Current requests for importer

None at this time

Current requests for adminship

None at this time

Current requests for bureaucratship

None at this time

Current requests for checkusership

None at this time

Current requests for oversight

None at this time

Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time