Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Patroller/Archives/2020


Hi! So about a year ago I had requested this right, I was denied as the reason that "they (my articles) needed patrolling for various reasons". Since then I have a total of 29 Articles, the articles Maiko and Capital Airlines Flight 20 have not been edited for spelling tone, and title layout since it's creation, I feel like I am ready to get this right to help out with the new pages log and to mark my pages as patrolled on the log so other pages can be checked reducing the load, I've also edited numerous articles for spelling, tone, wiki links and categories and stub tagging, etc. But If you think I am not ready, you can deny me. thanks. Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:26, 3 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • (Non-administrator observation)  Support - Your edits have been very good and you have been reverting vandalism with your rollback right. Arthurfan828 - CHAT 23:07, 4 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Request withdrawn --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:10, 9 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. About a week ago or so I filed a request, I then withdrew the request later, because I wanted to get a final grasp of "patrolling" and editing/tagging the pages at Special:NewPages. After that I made 2 more articles Lawson (store) and FamilyMart, just for final practice on content creation to make me 100% solid in this area. I am requesting this right to help out at Special:NewPages and for my articles to be marked as patrolled, reducing workload for the patrollers. I have acknowledged and resolved the Issues that Auntof6 mentioned at my first request. I have fully read WP:Patroller and understand how to use this right. I will not abuse it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. Thank You. (My Qd log and rd log are provided in these links.)   Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:20, 23 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Could you remind me what issues I mentioned before? My primary concerns with giving someone patroller are 1) that articles a patroller creates are in good shape (not necessarily perfect, but decent) and 2) that the patroller properly evaluates pages before marking them patrolled. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:14, 23 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Auntof6 "That they (my articles) needed patrolling for various reasons... On this wiki patroller includes auto-patrolled" you also said 'looking at your recent articles they needed patrolling for various reasons" that was when I first starting making articles, with no experience, I had requested too soon and was not ready yet, but now approximately 1 year and 30 articles later, I have matured and improved a lot in article creation. I can now identify good articles, and problematic articles, as listed in my qd and rd logs. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:18, 23 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Auntof6: Did you have any other thoughts for Thegooduser? I didn't want to step on your toes by taking any action on this request without first making sure you were complete. Operator873talkconnect 04:29, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Operator873: I'm good. Feel free to take whatever action you see fit. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:25, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thegooduser I reviewed the articles you've written recently and do see improvement. Before I do anything further, I'm curious: If you find a new article that was created, but was badly made, would you request deletion or fix it? Operator873talkconnect 16:39, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Operator873, Hello and thanks for taking time to review my request! To answer your question, if I see a article that was badly made, it depends on the content. Normally If the article had content about,say, an actor, and contained some references, but weren't the best reliable sources, I'd usually do a google search to check for good reliable sources, then try to add them in, and fix up the article to make it neutral, and within Wikipedia guidelines, now if, I cannot find reliable sources, on a google search, I will then nominate it for a discussion at rfd. Bringing you to the other case, quick deletion. If the article were extremely promotional, or written like a resume, or an attack page, then I will have to nominate it for qd. If a newly created article, has a good sentence or two that has meaning/ good context, I try my best to fix the article before tagging it for RFD or QD. I also do a quick earwigs copyvio check on every new article I see created, if it is a copyvio, I tag it for QD as a copyvio. Thanks. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:07, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done I'm happy with your answers and the articles you've created thus far. I'll continue watching your efforts with creating/fixing/patrolling articles. As with any tool, if I or another sysop feels it necessary, it may be removed with little or no warning. Happy creating and I look forward to seeing your efforts! Thank you for everything you do. Operator873talkconnect 21:10, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Operator873! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:12, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have been editing on this Wiki since 2016 (via my old account, WikiImprovment78). I joined the enwiki in 2014. I have a lot of experience in creating pages and have on several occasions touched up articles created by new users by adding categories and formatting etc. I have also created many articles myself on this Wikipedia. For this reason, I am requesting for the patroller permission, so I can mark new pages as patrolled once I have made sure they are of a reasonable quality. I feel that I know what new articles should look like. IWI (chat) 22:23, 27 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done Looking through your edit history I could not see any history of new page creation. Only redirects or one or two sentence stubs. We only really grant patroller to editors who have a history of creating good simple articles. -Djsasso (talk) 19:58, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Djsasso: Thank you for the reply. I will work on creating high quality articles in the future. IWI (chat) 20:01, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I am making a second request for patroller after my first about a month ago. Since then I have created quite a few articles, probably close to 100. Not all of them are stubs, and the bulk of them relate to languages and more recently roads. I have created about 200 articles since I started editing here in 2017. I also have an old account, WikiImprovment78. I feel I have a good understanding of how an article should look and how to simplify. I don't believe any of the articles I have created were complex or not wikified. I also have an understanding of the deletion policy, for when I check new articles and tag them for QD or RfD if they need it. I can also improve deletion worthy articles of notable subjects. Thank you, IWI (chat) 01:22, 19 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Note: previous request can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Patroller/Archives/2020 --DannyS712 (talk) 02:01, 19 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Recent articles look reasonable to me, so unless there are any objections I plan on assigning the permission. Hiàn (talk) 00:03, 20 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done   Request withdrawn see Withdraw Request on user talk page. -- Enfcer (talk) 18:42, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


My previous request can be seen here. My reasoning has not changed since then. I have created around 250 articles and I don't feel there is need for my articles to be patrolled. I also clean up new articles and it could be useful if I could mark them as patrolled. I withdrew my last request due to an edit warring block at the time, which was a mistake on my part that I regret. IWI (chat) 09:56, 16 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Support Competent user.--Path slopu (Talk) 14:24, 28 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done IWI has shown great promise and good article creation. No longer need to patrol new articles. Operator873talkconnect 19:02, 28 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Path slopuEdit

Hi greetings, I'd like to request patroller right. I have created 150+ articles in Simple English Wikipedia. I have read the policies regarding patroller user group. I've NPP permission in English Wikipedia and I would like to patrol new pages here also. Thank you. Path slopu (Talk) 07:40, 21 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Note that, unlike with new page patrol on enwiki, the patroller group includes autopatrol here --DannyS712 (talk) 05:14, 22 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@DannyS712: Hi greetings, I agree with you. I know it, here patroller is an autopatrolled user. I have read it in WP:Patrollers. Thank you.--Path slopu (Talk) 06:08, 22 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done. You have very little page creation or editing that has significant simple english writing in it, most of your creations are just small stubs. We generally only give this flag out to editors who have a significant amount of Simple English writing experience. -Djsasso (talk) 21:10, 23 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Prahlad balajiEdit

I have been tagging articles for improvement for some time now. The last issues I had with other editors were in 2017. I want patroller rights so that I can actually review new articles, not just tag them for improvement. Thank you. ~Prahlad balaji (t / c) 23:51, 31 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Non-administrator observation) Most of these "improvements" are just adding no sources to a one sentence stub, which in my opinion is not helpful and should be avoided. Also, patroller is for marking articles as patrolled, which should have a history of improving articles. This would be demonstrated by adding sources to the articles, not tagging for them to be added. Naleksuh (talk) 23:57, 31 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Request withdrawn I will wait a few months and come back here again. ~Prahlad balaji (t / c) 03:25, 1 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I've been active on Simple for several months now. As of today I've created 168 articles and the only deletion was an immediate recreation. I think patroller rights would save everyone some time because the pages would not need to be marked as patrolled. I would also like to try my hand at patrolling, but I have not already done so. Only a few of these articles are translations; I wrote most from scratch for Simple. I feel Alberto Santos-Dumont and the individual species articles in Nyctimystes are good examples. I believe the Wikieditors most qualified to comment on this request are @Djsasso: and @Gay Yong Hernandez: because they often edit the articles I've started. Darkfrog24 (talk) 01:46, 25 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Administrator note: Patroller also includes autopatrol on this wiki. Additionally, note that this user is currently indefinitely blocked on enwiki and enwikinews. That being said, I do not believe that their enwikinews block reflects their editing abilities, and should not impact the decision made here. Not familiar with the user's history on enwiki, but the block appears to have originated in 2018, before Darkfrog24's contributions here on simplewiki, and so I believe can be considered "old news". --DannyS712 (talk) 23:03, 25 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Administrator note: I don't see any issues with the page creations on this wiki. Chenzw  Talk  17:01, 26 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It temporarily slipped my mind that I can grant rights here - patroller granted for 3 months, please come back and re-request if it expires and no one has yet to extend/make it permanent by then. Chenzw  Talk  17:23, 26 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Darkfrog24: I have reviewed your content creation and over all activity since Chenzw granted a temporary patroller right. I can reduce the length of this statement by simply saying: "I'm impressed." Patroller perm made permanent. Thank you for the hard work you doing here. Operator873talkconnect 16:01, 3 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for your kind words, Operator. Darkfrog24 (talk) 00:06, 4 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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)Reply[reply]

  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)Reply[reply]