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 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 Criteria for administratorship for these users.

Current time is 18:52:38, 3 December 2020 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback

User:Saroj Uprety

I have experience with rollback in newiki where I already have it. This tool will be helpful in reverting vandalism and spam. Thank you! Saroj Uprety (talk) 03:07, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done DannyS712 (talk) 01:46, 27 October 2020 (UTC)


Even though I have only been editing for around a month, I have been trying to revert vandalisms as much as I can (I often check New changes whenever I am on). If I do get Rollback, I will try to be a lot more active in trying to stop vandalism on this wiki (even if I get it temporarily). Thanks, and have a great day. ShadowBallX2 (talk) 04:45, 7 November 2020 (UTC)
Outside of self reverts, I see 15 undos so far, all in the last week and a half. While I'm glad you're here contributing, at this point I'm a bit hesitant with granting rollback rights. I'll leave this for other admins' thoughts though --DannyS712 (talk) 19:27, 7 November 2020 (UTC)
Non-admin comment you haven't make much contrib in vandalism and you account is not 90days old. from,Tbiw (talk) 15:52, 21 November 2020 (UTC)


After a long and well-needed wikibreak, I have decided to return, and with that, I would like to request Rollback to assist me in antivandalism activities. See here and here for my accepted rollback requests. rollingbarrels (talk) 19:44, 7 November 2020 (UTC)
  Done, welcome back --DannyS712 (talk) 02:56, 12 November 2020 (UTC)


Hi. I want to have my local rollback back, it was removed on a self-request. Thanks! -- CptViraj (talk) 06:50, 15 November 2020 (UTC)
  Done --DannyS712 (talk) 06:58, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller


  • Derpdart56

Hey guys. I've been on this project for a little while now and I feel like I've gotten a better idea for what a wikipedia article should be. I patrol RC somewhat frequently so I would probably catch some new articles that look promising but need significant changes. Thank you, and have a nice day. Derpdart56 (talk) 15:28, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

  Not done Almost no page creation/editing history, and those the pages that I did look at that were created would have been tagged for a number of issues like no wikilinks etc. Patroller is for people who have a really good history of creating/editing using Simple English. It isn't just for looking for bad pages. Get some experience on actual content creation/editing and in the future we can take another look. -Djsasso (talk) 18:32, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for 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

None at this time

Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time