Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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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 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 04:15:14, 24 March 2023 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I am an autoconfirmed user on Simple English Wikipedia. I have made over 1,000 edits on the English Wikipedia and am an extended-confirmed user there, as well as over 20 edits on the Russian Wikipedia and am an uploader there. I am happy to make a lot of changes and create new articles about subjects that don't exist on this wiki yet, as well as look out for vandalism and rollback any unconstructive edits. Cmnpt (talk) 06:03, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done You haven't demonstrated a need for rollback – you haven't made any edits reverting vandalism or undos. --Ferien (talk) 15:47, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I am autoconfirmed, and partake in anti-vandalism activities. I am also a rollbacker on enwiki. Rollback would help me to revert vandalism as fast as possible. Thanks, Justarandomamerican (talk) 14:01, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done I don't see why not. Some good undos so far, as well as rollback on en. --Ferien (talk) 15:48, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for patroller

None at this time

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 oversight


Fehufanga (talk · contribs · count)

End date: 21:26, 19 March 2023 (UTC)

Hello everyone,

I'm here today to nominate Fehufanga for oversightership. At the last request for oversightership (linked), there were quite a few comments pointing out that we should still have more oversighters, as Enfcer is the only oversighter we have voted in since 2011, and we have still haven't filled in that gap, and recently, there has been some discussion on IRC about how we should probably get another oversighter.

From a timezone perspective, Fehufanga is online when many other admins are not. He is one of our more active admins and is also very easy to contact in Discord, IRC and through email – which is perfect for the OS role. All of this I believe would make him a great choice for our next oversighter.

Thank you for your time, and best of luck to Fehufanga! --Ferien (talk) 21:14, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Candidate's acceptance: I accept the nomination. Thank you Ferien.— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 21:26, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. I seem to be the most active oversighter at the moment. And when requests come in, that are time-critical, having to alert a steward because the oversighter is in Europe, and currently asleep, gives a bad impression. So I would definitely appreciate help.--Eptalon (talk) 23:50, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Is very responsible and the help from this time zone is needed. Absolutely, support. --IWI (talk) 00:00, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. I don't see why no one would want to support this nomination. Fehufanga is one of the best admins here, and they totally deserve this feat. Shoot for the Stars (talk) 06:08, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. There are four current oversighters. Of the ones other than Eptalon, one hasn't edited in over a month, and the other two haven't edited in over 2 months. Eptalon should definitely have help, and Fehufanga is trustworthy. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:00, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Even without the fact that we plainly need more oversight coverage, Fehufanga is a great admin and more than qualified for the role. Definitely support! --DovahFRD (talk) 16:27, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. No reason not to support. Has the support of other OS. Can't hurt. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 02:13, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Sure. Has the support of a current OS, why not? Justarandomamerican (talk) 23:44, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Yeah! I mean, all I see in recent changes these days is Fehufanga doing cleanup. It only makes sense. LilianaUwU (talk / contributions) 23:58, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. I'm mostly satisfied with the candidate's answer to my question below. Fehufanga has my support --Tsugaru let's talk! :) 20:24, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10.   Support--BRP ever 23:58, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11.   Support Admin does a good job, we need oversighters anyway.--Derpdart56 (talk) 15:17, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12.   Support An active oversighter agrees to this nomination. How dare we not? Angerxiety+ 15:27, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13.   Support Has shown understanding of the complexities of admin tasks, and would be an active member of the team. Peterdownunder (talk) 21:01, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14.   Support per nom and others. --SHB2000 (talk) 22:57, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15.   Support: OK with me! Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:06, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16.   Support--Saroj Uprety (talk) 15:27, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17.   Support -- EN-Jungwon 15:50, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18.   Support LGTM Operator873 connect 22:29, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



  • Using a hash tag ('#') instead of an asterisk generates a number; this likely makes counting easier.--Eptalon (talk) 22:05, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yep. That is generally what we do at RfAs, and all other user right requests where people make votes. However, sometimes someone uses a bullet point and everyone else follows on. It doesn't really matter too much in RfAs and RfBs but for RfOs and RfCUs, it is definitely something we should follow. --Ferien (talk) 22:10, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • This may be a bit of a difficult question to answer, because it may be broad. I will try my best to explain it. Could you, in your own words, explain what the oversight right is? (Not the criterion for it, or the process, but just what [Oversight] is in a nutshell). Thank you! --Tsugaru let's talk! :) 20:04, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @つがる The Oversight userright allows a user to hide a change from regular users and administrators. This is similar to revdel, however, only other oversighters can see an oversighted change. I hope that answers your question. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 20:18, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you, Fehufanga. My vote will be up shortly. Tsugaru let's talk! :) 20:21, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time