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Current requests for rollbackEdit

User:Brian R HunterEdit

I have been reverting vandalism and have this permission on the english wikipedia -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 07:58, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Convenience link: all edits tagged as undos --DannyS712 (talk) 08:27, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
A large portion of your recent reverts are only with one vandal, a few dozen times, who is a long-term problem and quite unique. With many of your reverts before that, you did not use warnings. Please use Undo for a bit more so we can see how you respond to more typical vandalism. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 13:05, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Ok, I have been undoing a bit more, it gets frustrating where a vandal/test editor makes numerous edits to the page having to do multiple undos rather than a single rollback. Please have another look -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 00:40, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@Brian R Hunter: In the meantime, you can edit the last good version of the page and save that old version. There are always options, especially if you use Twinkle. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:10, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: thanks, I do edit the last good page sometimes; still more work than rollback which I have got used to using on EN:. Although I have not tried Twinkle; I tend to follow the kiss principle of coding and it looks too clever; I may give it try though as it is well documented. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 13:38, 4 December 2019 (UTC)


I want to use the m:SWViewer to hunt the vandals more efficiently. So I need the rollback to unblock this tool. I feel like I'm fully prepared for the rollbackers. Thank you.轻语者 (talk) 11:49, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
You should be able to use SWViewer to undo edits on this project without rollback. Also, you don't have that many reverts, and for most you dont give warnings for vandalism. So, I'll wait until you get more experience and we have more edits/actions to look at to base a decision on. Vermont (talk) 12:13, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
@Vermont: I tried to do some more undo work. Because I don't have rollback permissions on other wikis. I still can't use SWViewer. 轻语者 (talk) 02:02, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
See my comments on your proposal of Idiot for RfD. Macdonald-ross (talk) 20:18, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
You mistakenly put a vandlalised version of Idiot up for RfD. Evidently you did not check its history. You should not be given any permissions at present. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:07, 9 December 2019 (UTC)


I would like to request rollback on the Simple English Wikipedia. I currently hold rollback rights on the English Wikipedia. The reason why I would like this right is because I would like to revert vandalism faster and I would like to use Huggle on the Simple English Wikipedia like I do on the English Wikipedia. Interstellarity (talk) 19:27, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
  • (Non-administrator observation) This user's very first revert and edit on this project was on 6 December, only two days ago. I don't think it would be appropriate to grant rollback permissions here with such low edit count. That said, quality is preferred over quantity. But I don't think you are familiar with this wiki much. @Interstellerity: If you want to help out with antivandalism here, please do. We have less volunteers here than English Wikipedia. You can add this wiki to m:SWViewer (definitely) and Huggle (likely) even without rollback permissions. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 00:13, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
    On a closer look, they seemed to be familiar with reverting vandalism. I would not oppose if an admin grants them rollback. But I am not really sure if they are familiar with this wiki. My suggestion would be to keep reverting vandalism for a few weeks or so and then reapply. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 02:22, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
    @Masumrezarock100: How do I add SMViewer to this wiki? Interstellarity (talk) 16:13, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
    Just go to m:SWViewer and click "Launch online". You'll need to log in with your account using OAuth. Remember to use this tool you'll need rollback permission on atleast one project and this is one of tool we small wikis monitoring team members use. So unless you wish to be a member of SWMT, you might be better of using Huggle instead. (By the way I am editing this page using SWViewer, at the moment)Masumrezarock100 (talk) 16:16, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
    @Masumrezarock100: Your instructions are confusing. I usually use Huggle when reverting vandalism on the English Wikipedia so I think I'll just stick with Huggle for this wiki. Interstellarity (talk) 16:38, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
    Yeah, I never have been a good teacher. (: Masumrezarock100 (talk) 16:40, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @Interstellarity, 轻语者, Brian R Hunter: If you don't like to use Twinkle, I recommend to use fake rollback script by WhitePhosphorus for now. It should let you use rollback. You'll be surprised seeing how much it acts like rollback. I use it on projects where I don't have rollback right. Better than Twinkle IMO. Works also on mobile if you have enabled "Advanced mode". Masumrezarock100 (talk) 19:28, 14 December 2019 (UTC)