Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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 01:25:47, 24 June 2024 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

I am pretty active in counter-vandalism, 125 reverts or so with the Undo and Twinkle rollback tools. Would like to get rollback to continue to help out, save a little extra time, and make my life easier. I understand when rollback can and can't be used and commit to only using in accordance with policy (only to revert clear vandalism, my own mistake, etc.). Thank you and have a nice day! Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:03, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Please explain about w:special:permalink/1224626313#May_2024, w:special:permalink/1224626313#CVUA, w:special:permalink/1224626313#Unblock_Request, and your improvements since these occasions. MathXplore (talk) 03:57, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. Essentially what happened was, when trying to revert vandalism, I made a bunch of mistakes that were getting disruptive, so ToBeFree blocked me. Therefore, since I couldn't revert vandalism or edit the CVUA page, CVUA had to be paused. My unblock was declined since they thought a month of pause would be good, and that I hadn't clearly gotten across what I was saying and it seemed like I thought Counter-Vandalism was a race. Anyways, my improvments. I realize what I did wrong (persistently being unintentially disruptive during Counter-Vandalism) and am committed to continuing to improve. While I obviously can't show that I've improved on enwiki, as far I can see I've been fine over here (which is, after all, where I'm asking for rollback). Hope this helps and sorry for the late response. Thank you and have a nice day!@MathXplore Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 00:06, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I think, based on your activities on enwiki, you should wait a while for RB and use undo or Twinkle to deal with reverts. Unlike enwiki we don't have hundreds of editors reviewing recent changes and bad edits made as good faith changes can slip by us. I appreciate that everyone makes mistakes and I'm not immune from that myself having RB is not a permission to use whilst learning it's a permission where you act practically perfectly. Keep working with the tools you have access to and apply again in the future. Thanks for helping. fr33kman 00:24, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I am aware of that. Do you have an instance where I have done something wrong on this wiki? Because, this is after all an issue of whether or not I should have it here. As far I know, I have been fine here. Think about it, if not for my enwiki account, would you still be oppossed to giving me rollback? If the answer is no, then think if behavior from 3 weeks ago, that I have apologized for and committ to improving, and that, as far as I know, I have not repeated here, is reason to deny this request.@Fr33kman Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 10:43, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
If the governor of one state broke the law and got fired from office would you vote for that person if he ran for governor in the next state? Probably not. This case is one of the few times where an editors actions on a different wiki has consequences here. For now you'll have to wait. Keep doing what you're doing and I'm sure you'll get it later. fr33kman 16:24, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No, I would not. If you think I am not ready, than okay. However, breaking a law, and making accidental mistakes (that was fixed without too much issue) are very different. When would you say that you be willing to give this to me? Is there anything I can actually do, here (other than continuing what I'm doing) to help?@Fr33kman Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 19:37, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
There's no set time, just keep doing what you are and we'll see. When your block is over on enwiki and you've been active here for a while, ask again and we'll see. You need to build up a feeling of confidence in the admins before we'll give you RB. fr33kman 20:50, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, sure. I still don't understand why the fact that I made mistakes on enwiki, mistake which I have apologized for, committed to not doing, and understand, and which I have not repeated here, is causing you to decline this, though@Fr33kman Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 21:00, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The fact that you don't understand that is the reason you've been told to wait. Perhaps thinking about it more might clear it up for you. For now the answer if a no. fr33kman 22:04, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Okay.@Fr33kman Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:16, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It has now been nearly 4 weeks since this, of which nearly 2 I have been unblocked on enwiki. Would you still be opposed to granting me rollback? @Fr33kman@MathXplore Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 17:13, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  Done remember to only rollback vandalism and not good faith edits. fr33kman` fr33kman 18:27, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Did I do that by accident (rollbacking with twinkle rollback without using the edit summary)@Fr33kman Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 18:29, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Also, you signed twice... Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 18:29, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I am an active anti-vandalism counter and I frequently check recent changes. I mainly use twinkle/undo. I would like to request rollback so that I could revert vandalism faster. I am familiar with all the rules/regulations of rollback. Thank you.--Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 02:58, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I am not an administrator, and I have no power to assign or revoke permissions from your account, but I would like to note that this user is a sockpuppet of a sockpuppeter who has engaged in sockpuppetry at least 7 times, possibly as recently as today. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 17:19, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
To clarify, the sockpuppetry was on the English Wikipedia. You may want to see the list of confirmed sockpuppets, their talk page, or the sockpuppet investigations. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 17:21, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh that, I have learned from my mistakes. It has been almost a month since the incident. Now I only use this brand-new account. The others have not been active for more than a month. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 00:12, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
You have committed sockpuppetry in the past 12 days (if not sooner) and uses the other accounts in the past 11 days (if not sooner). @Cactusisme Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 00:18, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
What do you mean? I was only appealing my ban Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 00:19, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
This is your most recent edit I would clearly not appealing any block:[1] @Cactusisme
Also appealing a ban is using an alternative account... Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 00:20, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
And if you think I have used any other accounts, please feel free to check. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 00:17, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I have no way of checking, and besides, I doubt this would qualify for checkuser. There's a swath of space between "I'm going to use a tool to reveal private information to check" and "I am not willing to give you more stuff that could potentially be used to cause damage".@Cactusisme Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 00:19, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Please free feel to check my other accounts on this Wikipedia/EN wiki to see if they have made a edit Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 00:21, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
You could have made a new account...but thats not the point. Again, I can't actually do anything here, but I personally would not even consider granting this until there has been at least 1 month without further sockpuppetry. @Cactusisme Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 00:24, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Fine, I will remove it. Sorry for wasting your time. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 00:25, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I would like to request the rollback right to help with reverting vandalism here. I watch the recent changes using Huggle or SWviewer and want to be able to revert those types as edits as quickly as possible. I've read up on the rules for rollback on this specific wiki and I am already familiar with how to use rollback since I have rollback rights on enwiki and rwwiki (verify). Let me know if there are any questions or concerns, thanks. Ternera (talk) 15:58, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
(Not an admin but...) please remember to warn users. In around 60% of your reverts you seem to have forgot. @Ternera Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 18:13, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Current requests for patroller

I would like to request for patroller. I create articles regularly and only a few articles would get deleted. I think the patroller right would greatly benefit me as I look through the new pages feed often. Thank you.--Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 07:41, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

"only a few articles would get deleted" that's probably not the best thing to say in a Request for Patroller.- FusionSub (Talk page) (Contributions) 10:33, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Withdrawn too early Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 10:41, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Cactusisme: If you ask again in the future, be aware that on this wiki the patroller right includes the autopatrolled right. That means that your own page creations would not appear as needing to be patrolled. Even though you withdrew this request, I looked at some of the articles you have created here. The ones I looked at need some work, so it would not have been appropriate to let them go without patrolling. Because of that, this request would have been denied anyway. -- Auntof6 (talk) 16:46, 21 June 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

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Current requests for oversightership

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Current requests for removal of rights

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