Requests for permissions

This page enables administrators to handle requests for permissions on the English Wikipedia. Administrators are able to modify account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, file mover, extended confirmed, mass message sender, new page reviewer, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback, template editor rights and AutoWikiBrowser access.

Editors wishing to request a permission flag here should do so following the procedure below. Editors requesting permissions are advised to periodically revisit the requests page, as notifications will not always be given after a decision is made. Editors should not expect their request to be answered right away and should remember to be patient when filing a request. To find out what permissions your account has, go to Special:Preferences, where your permissions are listed in the user profile tab under "Member of groups".

Requests for permissions are archived regularly; please see Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Archive for an index of past requests.

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Permissions

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Removal of permissions

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Process

Requestors

To make a request for a permission, click "add request" next to the appropriate header and fill in the reason for wanting permission.

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Administrators

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Administrators are permitted to grant account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, event coordinator, file mover, mass message sender, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback and template editor flags to any user who meets the criteria explained above and can be trusted not to abuse the tool(s). Administrators may either grant these permissions permanently or temporarily. For convenience, a bot will automatically comment with relevant data if the user does not meet configurable qualifications. Even if the bot does not comment, administrators should review the user's contributions and logs to ensure the tools will be used appropriately and check for any indication of potential misuse.

Once an administrator has granted a permission or decided to deny a request, they should add ((done)) or ((not done)) respectively under the request with their comments. If a user already has the requested permission, or is autoconfirmed and requesting confirmed, ((already done)) should be used. N hours after the last comment was made (as specified by the config), the request will be archived automatically: approved requests will be placed here; declined requests will go here. See User:MusikBot/PermClerk#Archiving for more information on archiving functionality.

Current requests

Account creator

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Autopatrolled

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User:Haoreima

I have created 80 articles and 4000+ edit counts in English wikipedia. Most of the articles I have created are reviewed by many reviewers without any further editing on those pages from their side (in most cases). I know this as I received notifications about my articles being reviewed. I think that the reviewers of my articles are usually satisfied with me, it's just my thought. So, I think I should not give a burden to the reviewers who are checking on the list of articles pending for review in this wiki. So, I wish to achieve the autopatrolled user right. In other wikis, I have autopatrolled user rights in Wikimedia Commons and Meta wiki, IP block exemption user right in Meitei wikipedia.

Reason for requesting autopatrolled rights Haoreima (talk) 14:01, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Dr vulpes

I'm currently adding articles related to species of lichens as part of the Wikiproject Fungi Lichens Taskforce (that is the only time talking about lichen has ever sounded cool). I expect all of the lichen articles to be short and simple as there isn't a lot of academic research published on lichens, just enough to pass WP:GNG. Additionally I'm trying to improve and expand articles on amateur radio related topics and have authored a few articles about new radios and have brought back a few from redirection. I currently have authored 22 articles and resurrected/saved a couple more, I know it says 25 but I'm sure by tomorrow I'll have finished at least three more lichen articles. I have a strong understanding of the rules and am currently an active reviewer for Articles for Creation and am a New Page Patroller, have recently completed NPP School, and am active on AfD. I'm honest and upfront with my mistakes and errors and work hard to learn from them. Thank you for your time in reviewing my request, if you have any questions or concerns please let me know and I will be more than happy to address them. Dr vulpes (💬📝) 07:14, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has created roughly 24 articles. MusikBot talk 21:00, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'll check out your contributions. Give me a moment. Schwede66 05:30, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dr vulpes, I've had a look. I've made lots of little edits with the edit summaries explaining what I did. It would be good if you could take note of these. One thing I didn't fix is your use of navboxes. As per WP:NAVBOX, the target article should be contained in the navbox but none of the examples that I saw (amateur radio transceivers and Trans-e-motion) weren't. Hence, those navboxes should either be removed from those articles, or the relevant articles added to the navboxes. Another thing that I haven't fixed are the specifications of your amateur radio transceiver articles. The items should be described in sentence case. I haven't been able to find a single article of yours that isn't a stub. Why us reviewers are keen to see articles with substance is because stubs don't show whether an editor has the skills to create substantial articles in line with MOS and other guidance. Could you please point me to something more substantial? Schwede66 06:02, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey @Schwede66, thanks for pointing out the bidirectionally rule for the navboxs that one is on me. I see this rule broken a lot so I just fell into that bad habit. Going forward I'll be sure to keep my eye out for that. It's kind of nice to know this now, I'll start reorganizing the ham radio articles that way. I have two articles that have some substance to them Indigenous science (before and after), and FT8 (before and after). I've also been working (slowly) on the Adverse childhood experiences article, it needs a lot of love but I've made some large edits there as well (edit example).
If you're not comfortable with this that is 100% ok I won't take it personally and I can just come back after I write a few longer articles (and fix the mistakes in my old ones!) Dr vulpes (💬📝) 03:30, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done I've assigned autopatrolled for 6 months. Before we get to end of Feb 2023, please come back here and ask for someone to check your latest contributions. Feel free to ping me at that point. I get the impression that you are willing to take on the feedback. Happy editing! Schwede66 05:16, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Poli Hunt

Requesting autopatrol privileges for Poli Hunt they're creating a lot of articles on Indian politicians. I've reviewed many of their articles and I haven't noticed any problems with them while doing NPP. They have over 5,000 edits, have created quite a few articles, and seems to have their act together. Dr vulpes (💬📝) 07:11, 25 August 2022 (UTC) Dr vulpes (💬📝) 07:11, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 DoneTom Morris (talk) 07:57, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:KGRAMR

Created over 100 articles. 6 have been deleted, most recently in 2020. New creations do not appear to require attention from NPP. * Pppery * it has begun... 15:03, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Mifter (talk) 04:05, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:MPGuy2824

@MPGuy2824 has authored 632 articles and authors about one or two a month right now but does have large influxes of articles at times. They are a NPP, have no copyright violations, no blocks, and no behavioral related sanctions that I can find or have seen. Requesting autopatrol privileges to prevent strain on the NPP backlog. Thank you for your time and if this request is not appropriate or if I've made a mistake please let me know. Dr vulpes (💬📝) 23:57, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Non-Admin Comment: Impressive DIVINE (talk) 13:36, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Mifter (talk) 03:51, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Mellk

I have created plenty of articles recently, especially this month, without any issues, and am in the process of creating more. None of the articles I have created overall have been deleted and I have had a couple moved to draft but these were early last year and were among the early articles I created; they were moved back to main not long after and since then I have been consistent. I understand that there is a backlog for NPP, so I am requesting autopatrolled rights to reduce this burden on NPP. Thanks. Mellk (talk) 22:47, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


AutoWikiBrowser

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User:Sebastian Wallroth

I'd like to mass replace file names. Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 08:11, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sebastian Wallroth, could you elaborate please? Primefac (talk) 18:44, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Crowsus

Large scale categorization, mostly sports-related. Crowsus (talk) 08:35, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Crowsus: Wouldn't gadgets like Cat-a-lot and HotCat be more appropriate? 0xDeadbeef 09:06, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@0xDeadbeef: Thanks, I have HotCat and it's definitely quicker than having to enter the edit mode and add the text on every single article, but I was hoping AWB would allow me to populate a list of eligible articles, add parameters add the category to all of them. Not sure if it would actually do that, but the intention was to have a look and experiment. If it sounds to you like Cat-a-lot might be able to do that sort of thing instead, I'll happily try that first...? Crowsus (talk) 09:14, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@0xDeadbeef: Turns out I do have Cat-a-lot but only appears to work on Commons (not sure if that is a browser issue) and even then I haven't been using it, HotCat is simple and does the job for the volume of stuff I do on there. I would still like access to AWB - if it isn't possible to do what I'd like it to, I just won't use it and will plough on as before. Crowsus (talk) 09:14, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done per the above, with no prejudice against re-application if you find another potential use for it. Primefac (talk) 18:44, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So I have to apply again? Bit confused by this gatekeeper vibe when the threshold is 500 edits and I have 128k? I can't really check if it has the potential for what I want to use it for until I can access it. I notice I never said please before, sorry about that, please can I have access to AWB? Crowsus (talk) 01:14, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Crowsus: Try installing User:קיפודנחש/cat-a-lot.js. Go to a category page and open the box at the bottom right corner. You can now select pages from those categories.
IMO, AWB is only granted if there is a need, because otherwise it would make it easier for vandals to get access and be destructive. 0xDeadbeef 12:58, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No thanks, don't want Cat-a-lot, want AWB please. I assume you aren't accusing me of being a vandal and I've stated what I want to use it for, mass categorisation. For example, consensus at the relevant project is that all football (soccer) clubs should have Football clubs in XXland as a non-diffusing base category with all others treated separately, but only 2/3s of nations follow this, with those not following the pattern including Brazil, USA and Spain which will obviously take a while to add to every article on every club in those countries manually, even with HotCat. But it is something that should be done, so any help to reduce the workload would be useful - even if I still have to select all clubs manually but can then add the category to all with AWB, that's 50% fewer mouse clicks, and I can maybe reduce that more if I don't need to go in and then close the articles, although I am uneasy about doing that as I do want to ensure everything is correct, and besides quite often there is other stuff needing fixed. If you think it was boring to read that, imagine how boring it will be to edit, so any short cuts are beneficial. Crowsus (talk) 14:03, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for assuming good faith and I agree with your use case that AWB could be useful, as for the vandal example, I was only using it to sort of justify why AWB is only given to those who have a specific use case for it. @Primefac: Please re-review.
Also please give Cat-a-lot a try. If you don't know what it does, it makes it so that you can select pages from a category and mass categorize those selected pages. I'm not going to force you to try it before I unoppose or something. 0xDeadbeef 14:31, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK thanks. Wasn't sure where to add the code earlier but I get it now and will try tonight (01:00 where I am but I will be up for a while tonight), if I can't get it working its my own fault! Crowsus (talk) 00:13, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@0xDeadbeef: Thanks for persisting with trying to get me to add Cat-a-lot, the code wasn't working on my Common page but that was something to do with a gadget I tried to add before ('Prose Size'? Maybe something for keeping page text a consistent size on mobile viewers? That is something that annoys me, sometimes it is massive or tiny) Anyway, there was a small error somewhere, I could may be fix it but for now just deleted it and the Cat-a-lot code works now. And it does do most if not all of what I wanted, so I won't be needing AWB for this reason at least. FYI @Primefac:, please consider my request withdrawn if it wasn't already. Cheers, Crowsus (talk) 18:50, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:CactiStaccingCrane

I would like to use it to do mass cleanup for articles in the WP:Vital articles list, such as removing excessive (>3) pictures from the lead, remove double spaces, etc. I'm not likely to use AWB for pages other than those in the list. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 10:48, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Confirmed

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User:ThatNotSoIPEditor

Alternate account of ThatIPEditor, since I forget my 2FA keys at home. I can't verify with that account right now but feel free to send me an email with a code to something to my main account. Would be nice if I could also have EC granted. ThatNotSoIPEditor (talk) 19:36, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ThatNotSoIPEditor: Are you proposing that I use Special:EmailUser/ThatIPEditor? I don't know how many administrators are comfortable revealing their email addresses for something that's relatively non-urgent like this. Also – for when you get access back on your main account – for how long do you want confirmed? Would a month be enough to get five more edits, or do you want longer? Sdrqaz (talk) 22:53, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just 4 days. Anything works. I'd be back home within 4 days. ThatNotSoIPEditor Talk with me! 04:41, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As I stated above, I'm not comfortable revealing my email address for something like this. You do have a committed identity on your main userpage, so sending the generating string to me via email could work, but that depends on whether you're willing to do so. If any other administrator wants to grant the permissions, please go ahead. Sdrqaz (talk) 12:19, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done per Sdrqaz. If you can't provide any additional evidence proving you own the account, this request is not going to be granted -FASTILY 21:26, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Event coordinator

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User:Abd Alsattar Ardati

Hi, I am a Wikimedia UK Trainer and Computer Science PhD student at the University of St Andrews. I would appreciate granting me the event coordinator's permission for the following events taking place on 06 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, and 27 Sep. Here is the events' page on Eventbrite. Many thanks, Abd Alsattar Ardati (talk) 10:15, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 10:20, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done until the end of September stwalkerster (talk) 19:40, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extended confirmed

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File mover

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Mass message sender

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New page reviewer

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User:Ts12rAc

I would like to help out with the new page review backlog. I am currently an AFC reviwer and I also fight vandalism. I have read through the reviewing tutorial, deletion policy, and general notability guideline. Thank you. Ts12rActalk to me 18:14, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Mifter (talk) 04:25, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Batamore

I am editing Wikipedia since two years and I am an active article creator. I am familiar with Wikipedia's rules and guidelines. I would like to contribute by reviewing new articles. I will be happy to help reducing the backlogs as well as would be happy to help new editors by reviewing articles. Batamore (talk) 11:51, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done. Thank you for your interest in helping with new page review! In reviewing your request however, it does not appear that you have much in the way of prior work reviewing new pages (e.g. through WP:AFC, WP:CSD, WP:AFD, etc.) In addition, a recent note on your talk page regarding moving drafts directly into the mainspace (as some may not meet our notability criteria), your note that you will use the AFC process, and your subsequent continuation of the same behavior leads me to believe you would benefit from additional experience prior to being assigned this userright. I would recommend you re-review our content policies and get involved in page review/curation through AFC, CSD patrol, etc. prior to re-applying. Best wishes, Mifter (talk) 04:42, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:MaxnaCarta

Reason for requesting new page reviewer rights Hello. I decided a month back to give reviewing pages a go. I have just completed NPP school and was tutored by the lovely Atsme. My pass record is here. I have created a dozen articles, none of which have been deleted. I have also participated in over 300 AFD’s with a 90% green rate. I believe I will make a valuable contribution to this area. Thank you. MaxnaCarta (talk) 15:41, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Page mover

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User:Jethwarp

I am a long term editor, many a times I have come across vandals moving pages as per their whims. I have to often put request to some Admins to again move back page to old title. I hope permission is granted. Thanks Jethwarp (talk) 11:46, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Hey man im josh

I've been regularly reviewing new user pages for the last few months, and in doing so, I've left quite a few pages that looked like drafts in the user page because, as far as I'm aware, technically drafts are allowed to be started there. It was recently suggested to me that I should instead be moving these to the draft space, as new users may not know that they should be starting these in the draft space. I would like page mover so that I can do this and not leave a redirect behind as the user's main user page. It would also be helpful for me when draftifying articles, something that I've taken up since mid-July. Hey man im josh (talk) 11:45, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done for three months. Primefac (talk) 09:53, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Pending changes reviewer

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User:Partofthemachine

I've been editing Wikipedia for multiple years now and have over 2,000 edits. I also frequent Special:RecentChanges and have a good understanding of what constitutes constructive and unconstructive editing. Having pending changes reviewer rights would allow me to make a more positive contribution to the community. Partofthemachine (talk) 06:08, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Geopony

Hello, I am applying for this role. I am fairly active on Wikipedia and have a history of constructive, timely, well-sourced edits. Geopony (talk) 11:07, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Rejoy2003

Hello, I'm reapplying since I believe I've gained enough experience on Wikipedia and have been active ever since. Would love to hear a constructive response. Cheers!! Rejoy2003 (talk) 11:14, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for pending changes reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([6]). MusikBot talk 11:20, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:$tar Anonymous

Reason for requesting pending changes reviewer rights $tar Anonymous (talk) 18:53, 23 August 2022 (UTC) I work a lot in the field of vandalism, and I see some vandalism happening in the pending changes section of articles and I would like to correct the vandalism. I also feel that a lot of pending changes happen and that they are not checked fast enough.Reply[reply]

User:Imperfect Boy

I've been a Wikipedia contributor for quite some time, and would like to help out with reviewing some articles. I'm familiar with the various guidelines in Wikipedia expected of someone with the reviewer role. Reason for requesting pending changes reviewer rights Imperfect Boy (talk) 15:16, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Automated comment This user has 87 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 15:20, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done Requester has been checkuser-blocked. DanCherek (talk) 04:54, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Nupamjo

Just wanted to apply for Pending changes reviewer if i could help the articles which are protected. Nupamjo (talk) 05:51, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Rollback

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User:Yarrowfes21

Reason for requesting rollback rights

As an avid Wikipedia user with experience in distinguishing vandalism from legitimate edits, I have performed some edit reverts by non-Wikipedia accounts. Being registered on the site for 1 month with more than 1,400 edits, I can proof read and identify to witness any changes and see if I could make a potential improvement to the respective article. Yarrowfes21 (talk) 15:32, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just want to note that the vast majority of this user's experience seems to be limited to things like adding short descriptions to articles, and very rarely has reverted vandalism or disruptive edits. They appear to have never even left a warning on a user's talk page. PopoDameron (talk) 17:15, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done I reviewed your contributions and found little to no recent anti-vandalism work. If you're still interested in this tool then please spend at least a month actively patrolling RecentChanges (Twinkle & RedWarn can help with that) before reapplying. Also, please start warning editors when you revert their edits. Thanks, FASTILY 05:22, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template editor

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