Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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 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 Editor Review. 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 17:22:42, 27 February 2020 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

Please place new requests at the bottom.


Reopening of failed RfP, but now with more experience. In seriousness, I've been working on being more active in more than just anti-vandalism, but also page and template creation, RfD voting, and (attempted) bot creation; almost doubling my edit count from my first request. Again, here are some useful links if you have any questions, and you can also ask me on here or my talk page. Thanks. rollingbarrels (talk) 17:09, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) Seen some improvement from last time, good edits. Should be fair to grant.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:15, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
That's not your call to make. Chenzw  Talk  12:22, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Stricken per above. Apologies.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:37, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  Done Please be reminded that Wikipedia:Introduction has the same status as the sandbox. Chenzw  Talk  03:09, 1 February 2020 (UTC)


I would like to request rollback please, I have a history of reverting some bad changes. Have made over 200 edits and is autoconfirmed. Another reason why is so I won’t have to undo many constructive changes to remove old vandalism. Arthurfan828 (talk) 03:02, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

  Not done You've been here only a week. This wiki does some things differently that can look like vandalism if you aren't used to them, and we don't want those reverted. I'd prefer to see a lot more contributions, especially vandalism fighting, before granting this. In case you're interested, here is a list of some of the things that are different here. If you have questions about them, feel free to ask. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:38, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) I also put back two edits you reverted only today. Computer Fizz (talk) 07:27, 1 February 2020 (UTC)


I am a pretty active user of Small Wiki Monitoring Team and I revert vandalism almost every day. I can't help but notice that simplewiki is like a hot spot for vandalism, every day I see multiple vandal edits on here, which I revert, of course. Rollback right would certainly help me in "fighting" vandalism here. I've had rollback and patroller rights on ruwiki for about two years now, so I'm familiar with the tools (check). I also recently recieved rollback right on ukwiki (check) for the same reason. If you think that my contribution level on this wiki is too low, please remind me when you think I can recieve the rights, I'm not going to stop small wiki monitoring activity any time soon  . Also, I understand the purpose of this wiki, and that some edits on here may seem destructive because of it's nature, I will rollback only pure vandalism that I have no doubt about. Sk4mp (talk) 00:22, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

(Non-administrator observation) Only made 63 edits. Arthurfan828 (talk) 12:32, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
@Arthurfan828: Be assured that the admins check that and other things before granting the right. There's very little that's helpful for non-admins to point out here. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:16, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

User:Arthurfan828 (2)

Made another request since my old was declined. But this time, I have had more experience and I have more than 800 edits (including non-main space ones). I also undid more vandalism. Arthurfan828 (talk) 21:46, 17 February 2020 (UTC)



Returning (Partially) from my wikibreak. rollingbarrels (talk) 02:04, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  •   Done Chenzw  Talk  01:44, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

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