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, 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 22:00:25, 12 April 2021 (UTC)


Current requests for rollback


Earlier I decleared nomination in here 12 days after joining this wiki. I withdrawn my request at that time. But I am back to submit my nomination with reading the terms & condition mentioned above and had an experience of this. But in between I was inactive during my examination. Now I hope I may got rights. With best wishes.. DJRC (talk) 17:07, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

  Not done I would like to see more use of other revert tools to demonstrate understanding of what is vandalism and proper warning of editors for those vandalism edits.-- Enfcer (talk) 22:10, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

How can I do that @Enfcer:?..DJRC (talk) 09:15, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
@TTP1233: The main tool is the undo tool pre-built into media wiki, the other main one is Twinkle, if you use the undo the warning templates can be found at Warnings -- Enfcer (talk) 02:51, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
But I use Twinkle, though undo option I did is rare. Ok next time I will do that. Thnx.DJRC (talk) 05:27, 18 March 2021 (UTC)


I have made good edits on Simple English Wikipedia, and have had much experiance on The English WIkipedia J.Turner99 (talk) 15:51, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) You have started editing simple today.
I don't think you meet the requirements for rollback yet - see Wikipedia:Rollback feature#Getting rollback, you are not autoconfirmed yet, and you haven't reverted a vandal yet. Therefore, it is probably a little early to apply for rollback. However, thanks for your changes, please let me know if you need any help :) —Belwine (talk) 16:11, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
I understand. Thank you for the advice. J.Turner99 (talk) 18:36, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
  Not done To soon. Please stay around and make edits and revert vandalism and give proper warnings to those editors. -- Enfcer (talk) 22:10, 14 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I am a nl-wiki sysop and have now started to revert vandalistic edits on simplewiki. I'd like to request rollback rights to fight vandalism more efficiently (for example, to use it in combination with the rollback all gadget, which would allow me to revert all edits made by a given user in one click. I have also gained experience in warning other users using the Twinkle gadget. Sincerly, Daniuu (talk) 21:24, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
I will grant. Trusted user and we welcome the help. Operator873talkconnect 21:26, 20 March 2021 (UTC)


I have rollback rights in the Englisch and German Wikipedia and would like to help here also. Please find my edits here (Englisch Wikipedia) and here (German Wikipedia) RacoonyRE (talk) 16:08, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
  Not done while you do have rollback on other wikis, I only see 2 undos made on this wiki, including one to a testing page. Especially since both of those edits were made after this request, and making this request was only your second edit on this wiki. Please come back after more experience reverting problematic edits on this wiki (and sending appropriate warnings, etc.). Sorry, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:37, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi DannyS712, you are free to decide that way. My intention was different. If I take care of the RCs in Germany and England anyway, then I can also look in parallel in this project. It was an offer and I am well aware that I have not made many reverts here. Therefore all good, was only an offer. No more and no less. --RacoonyRE (talk) 16:22, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Perhaps you want to review my constributions and rethink about rollback-permissions. --RacoonyRE (talk) 20:56, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Not yet. We usually like to see some degree of history with antivandalism prior to granting the userright. Maybe re-ask in a month or so, if your contributions here have continued. Thank you for volunteering, Vermont (talk) 21:47, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Current requests for patroller

I would like to request the patroller user right. I am free now and hoping to contribute a lot to the Simple Wikipedia. Thanks in advance. StarLightMe (talk) 00:21, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

  Not done sorry, but I'm not comfortable granting patroller to a user as new as you are (only 35 edits here on simplewiki), especially since the patroller group includes autopatrol here. --DannyS712 (talk) 01:35, 22 March 2021 (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