Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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Archived requests

Administrator / Bureaucrat / Checkuser / Oversighter
Transwiki Importer


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 and stewards.
  • 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.
  • IPExempt is a right given to trusted named users who may edit from an IP address that would otherwise be blocked through no fault of their own. It can also be used to allow editing via an anonymizing proxy when need is demonstrated and the user is trusted to not abuse the user right. Editors granted IP address block exemption should be aware that breach of this policy, including unauthorized editing via proxies, or significant concerns over account abuse or other conduct, may lead to the removal of the IP address block exemption. Duration is at the administrators decision. If you still need it when it expires you can re-request it by posting on the administrators notice board, or emailing the administrators email list Also use this email if you have any private information to share. To request this permission email

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 adminship 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 Wikipedia:Criteria for adminship for these users.

Current time is 20:06:18, 14 July 2024 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

My second request for rollback. I feel like I got better in reverting vandalism since my previous request and would like rollback to improve efficiency. Thanks--Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 08:49, 30 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Please explain bug:special:redirect/logid/28011. MathXplore (talk) 06:28, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
WikiBayer said that the pages that I translated were in Standard Indonesian not in Buginese. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 07:32, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Please provide diff links for that statement. MathXplore (talk) 12:46, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
okay Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:47, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Here bug:Pembicaraan Pengguna:Cactusisme--Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:50, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That is not a diff link, I was asking for links like bug:special:diff/203629. MathXplore (talk) 12:53, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I didnt know Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:55, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
So whats your opinion? Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 23:28, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
This is a borderline case. The edit count is good but Wikipedia:Rollback_feature#Getting_rollback says "If you have been blocked recently, it is unlikely that you will be given rollback.", and the recent case happened this month. Also, this is your 5th RFP this summer (Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Rollback/Archives/2024/June/Notdone, Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Patroller/Archives/2024#c-Cactusisme-20240621074100-User:Cactusisme, m:Steward_requests/Permissions/2024-07#Cactusisme@bugwiki, and testwiki:Wikipedia:Requests/Permissions/Cactusisme), which may lead to w:WP:HATC concerns, and this may make the decision harder. I suggest efforts to unblock requests without RFPs, and please consider using m:SWViewer, which works like rollback. MathXplore (talk) 02:09, 10 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh okay Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 02:47, 10 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I think you need rollback to use SWViewer Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 02:50, 10 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
You can also use w:User:BrandonXLF/Restorer.js. MathXplore (talk) 02:55, 10 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Per the reasons above, there is no action from my side, please wait feedback from other admins. MathXplore (talk) 02:56, 10 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Okay Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 02:57, 10 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
To clarify, you need rollback one some wiki, not necessarily the wiki your using it on. @Cactusisme Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 03:57, 12 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:54, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  Administrator note: 1st request is archived here. MathXplore (talk) 06:41, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi there! I would like to have the rollback rights to revert vandalism faster. I may not warn users often, and also having less than 100 edits, I understood all the risks with the tool. Furthermore, I also have this tool on enwp for almost 11 months. Thanks for reviewing my application. ToadetteEdit (talk) 18:26, 9 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Current requests for patroller

I have been editing since about May. I have made 65 articles in that time. In that time, I have tried to work in nearly every field of article creation, anti-vandalism, article expansion, etc.. I believe that the patroller permission would be a helpful tool in reducing article creation backlog, as well as expanding some recently-added stubs. MrMeAndMrMeTalk 06:15, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Current requests for transwiki 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 oversightership

None at this time

Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time