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 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.

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 12:49:34, 28 February 2024 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


I'm autoconfirmed, and often partake in anti-vandalism. Rollback would help me to revert vandalism ASAP. Thanks! dotdotcomma (talk) 22:26, 27 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done @Dotdotcomma: Thank you for your good anti-vandalism work so far. You are definitely able to identify whether something is vandalism or not but I don't think you have reverted enough vandalism just yet. I also noticed that you sometimes give warnings that are too harsh in level for the edits in question (like here). That being said, please keep up the good work, and you can probably request rollback in a month or two's time. --Ferien (talk) 23:39, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Ferien, I'll keep working and re-apply later! dotdotcomma (talk) 23:42, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Requesting rollbacker rights on Simple Wikipedia. I have experience reverting vandalism using both the Undo tool and Twinkle, and having the rollback tool would assist me in handling more persistent vandals. This is my second request for rollbacker, and I believe I'm eligible for it now. My previous request can be seen here. – Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 20:59, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done A good amount of experience in anti-vandalism, I'm sure you will benefit from having access to rollback. --Ferien (talk) 17:59, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I am asking for rollback feature which will come in handy, especially when fighting LTAs and alike. I have a few years experience of AV work on xwiki, been here on simple for some time too and my work is mostly AV. I have rollback on enwiki, commons, wikidata, and sysop rights on slwiki. Thanks for consideration,--A09 (talk) 19:57, 5 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done thanks for helping. fr33kman 20:02, 5 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks :) A09 (talk) 20:02, 5 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I've verified this account as my alt on enwiki (see my user page there), and always having rollback would be helpful. Thanks :] JustarandomamericanALT (talk) 15:12, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello! I have been editing here for a couple months now. During this time, I have been undoing vandalism and other bad-faith edits to help improve Wikipedia. I have been using Twinkle for my edits and I believe that having rollback permissions will help me greatly to keep reverting vandalism. I agree with the terms to only use this tool for obvious vandalism only. I hope you find me eligible to use this feature. Thank you, 84Swagahh (talk) 18:54, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for patroller


I am requesting patroller rights on this Wikipedia. I have been a registered user for over 90 days, and during this time, I've made more than 2,000 undeleted mainspace edits (verify). Additionally, I have created over 60 articles on the mainspace (verify), including 6 translations of the week (TOTW). I am familiar with the processes of QD and RFD; having nominated over 200 pages for quick deletion and many for RFD (verify). I am well-versed in the manual of style used in this wiki and am committed to reviewing pages solely on a volunteer basis. – Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 10:42, 31 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Support I see @Cyber.Eyes.2005 marking QD requests fast. Competent user dotdotcomma (talk) 11:26, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dotdotcomma: Thanks, Dotdot, but these requests are not votes. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:00, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Generally I like to see people that request this to have been here atleast a year. You are quite new to this wiki. This flag is essentially admin-lite in that it autopatrols all edits so I like some lengthy time on this wiki before it is given out so as to see a history of both good edits and good behaivor etc. With little over a month worth of edits that is really hard to judge as most anyone can be good for a month. -Djsasso (talk) 16:25, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I get it, I didn't know that there was a timeline to request Patroller rights on here, but I'll keep chipping in and hope to show I'm up for the patroller gig over time. Best, – Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 19:12, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'd like to help with patrolling new articles. I've created 50+ articles in the mainspace, and am quite active and familiar with the QD and RFD process. I often clean up new articles and it would be useful if I could mark them as patrolled. Thanks. dotdotcomma (talk) 11:25, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dotdotcomma:   Not done On this wiki, the patrol right includes autopatrol, meaning that the patroller's own creations are automatically marked as patrolled. I looked at some articles you created, and they needed some work, such as better categorization, so I don't want to give this right at this time. Keep doing what you're doing, though, and I'm sure you'll be able to get the right in the future. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:18, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Understood. Thank you! I'll get to work and become more familiar with Wikipedia's guidelines. dotdotcomma (talk) 01:37, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dotdotcomma: Sounds good. If you'd like some information on how Simple English Wikipedia is different from others, you can look at this list I maintain. The list itself isn't a policy or guideline, but it links to some relevants policies and guidelines. If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask. -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:06, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I would like to request for Patroller rights, as I am patrolling new pages and also created articles. Xegma(talk) 18:20, 13 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xegma:   Not done Generally on this wiki, you are expected to have made many many articles before becoming a patroller. The artilces you've created appear to be good, but you haven't made the amount that'd be expected for patroller yet. Also, I've noticed you've been tagging many pages with {{no sources}}, but this isn't really patrolling new pages, this is just making the issues they have more visible to the reader. With patroller, you are expected to make the pages patrollable, eg by adding those sources, rather than tagging that it doesn't have sources, so it can be patrolled. As Djsasso mentions above, we only really give this right to people who have been editing for over a year, at a minimum. Thank you for the work you've done so far, --Ferien (talk) 18:38, 13 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'd like to request patroller, I have been doing patrolling-style stuff for years now, and I think ready to become a patroller, as for my articles, I believe some of my articles need revising on or working on, but mostly they're good. I will be actively working on them If i can too. RiggedMint 05:51, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
To clarify, I was revising some of my older articles. RiggedMint 05:52, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for trans-wiki 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 oversightership

None at this time

Current requests for removal of rights

None at this time