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

Handled here

Handled elsewhere

Several permissions are requested and handled elsewhere:

Removal of permissions

If you wish to have any of your permission flags (except administrator) removed, you should contact an administrator. If you want your administrator flag removed, you should contact a bureaucrat.

This is not the place to request review of another user's rights. If you believe someone's actions merit removal of a permission flag, you should raise your concern at the incidents noticeboard.

The bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight flags are removed at meta:Steward requests/Permissions. Stewards will typically not carry out such requests unless they are made on behalf of the Arbitration Committee, by a user who is requesting their own access be removed, or in cases of an emergency.

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.

Any editor may comment on requests for permission.

Administrators

Full instructions at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Administrator instructions

Administrators are permitted to grant account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, event coordinator, file mover, mass message sender, new page reviewer, 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.

Other editors

Requests for permissions is primarily intended for editors requesting a permission for their own account. Other editors are welcome to comment if they have specific information that is relevant to that request that a patrolling administrator is unlikely to discover for themselves. Otherwise, since only administrators can effectively respond to these requests, general comments or 'clerking' by other users are rarely helpful. Non-administrators cannot "decline" to grant a request, because they're not in a position to accept it.

A limited exception to this is Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Autopatrolled, where third party nominations are encouraged. Other editors should still avoid offering general remarks on requests and leave the final decision to an administrator.

Current requests

Account creator

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Autopatrolled

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User:BhamBoi

Link to previous denied request: Special:Permalink/1157787269#User:BhamBoi, and a ping to @Schwede66. Please use sigma to view my created articles, as xtools does not filter out redirects.

I've created 62 articles, and I'd like to receive the autopatrolled right because I've addressed all the concerns from my previous request—namely, my last 3 articles (Shang-Ping Xie, Highly Cited Researchers program, and Jeffrey B. Remmel) received no human edits after publication and patrol, showing my competency in writing articles that don't need another set of eyes on them before patrol.

Thanks! BhamBoi (talk) 17:49, 13 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just an update for transparency—there had not been any human edits to Remmel when I posted my request, but now a cosmetic edit to a template has been made—though it should not affect my request. BhamBoi (talk) 19:55, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Since this request, I created George L. King, which was patrolled with no issues. BhamBoi (talk) 00:47, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Dantheanimator

While I've been creating articles for a while now, a few months ago I started taking up the task of creating articles here on en-wiki for Ukrainian hromadas (a type of subdivision in Ukraine). I've created hundreds of these articles so far (all of which have been patrolled and haven't had any issues) and I think its fair to say my recent hromada articles (for Chernihiv oblast) are very "clean" articles. That said, I plan on gradually creating the hromada articles for the rest of Ukraine (which is roughly 1,000 articles in all) so I thought I'd make this request to avoid overloading the already severely backlogged WP:NPP. Also, while I personally prefer having other users looking over the hromada articles I've made so I can get suggestions on ways to improve the articles, there's already users on Wikiproject Ukraine with a great knowledge/interest on hromadas and who I've discussed before and plan to discuss again with about the articles so there's not much of a downside to having the new article creations exempt from NPP. Feel free to ping with any comments/questions/concerns about anything and thanks in advance for taking the time for my request! Cheers, Dan the Animator 06:43, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For full transparency, I thought I'd post this here: I started a request at Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/AutoWikiBrowser#User:Dantheanimator for WP:AWB abilities. Please see that page for my reasoning for that request. Thanks, Dan the Animator 23:38, 20 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Hinnk

Been contributing on and off for 10 years, created a few dozen articles and DYK entries. hinnk (talk) 21:13, 20 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:QuadriOnMobile

I created more than 30 articles so far which have been reviewed successfully by New Page Patrollers. I request Autopatrolled to lessen the load for New Page Patrollers. — Quadrimobile(T · C 12:29, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:6eeWikiUser

Good day to you, I have been editing English Wikipedia since July 2020, and I aimed to create standing clean articles and pages. To reduce the workload of the New Page Patrol process, I would like to receive the autopatrolled rights if I meet the requirements. Thanks. 6eeWikiUser (talk) 16:47, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:AlejandroFC

I would like to request autopatrolled rights since I believe I qualify for them and I also believe they could be useful in the future creation of new pages. If another user's testimony is needed, User:Mccapra usually reviews the pages I create and was also kind enough to suggest this request. Thank you in advance. AlejandroFC (talk) 08:42, 29 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:The Herald

I have created over 30 articles, including a GA and multiple DYKs. I'm aware of the WP:BLP, WP:C, WP:N, WP:V, WP:NOR and other gudielines pertaining to article creations. I'm active in AfC and NPR and would love to contribute more in that huge backlog too. Thanks. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 10:36, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


AutoWikiBrowser

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User:KNivedat

Reason for requesting autowikibrowser rights: I am hoping to create a Wikipedia page for every ACM Fellow - while doing this, I hope to create a hierarchy of categories Category:Fellows_of_the_Association_for_Computing_Machinery to correctly organise all of these posts. KNivedat (talk) 18:12, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done, AWB is not (and should not) be used in the MASSCREATION of pages without prior approval to do so. We have had too many individuals do this in the past, and have been left with deleting thousands of non-notable sub-stubs. Primefac (talk) 16:43, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Miximon

I would like to use AWB to manage Wikipedia:WikiProject Indian caste system to add new and old pages to relevant categories Miximon (talk) 00:46, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Roc0ast3r

I would like to use AWB to be able to quickly fix typos, grammatical errors, and simple manual of style errors.  RONIN  TALK  03:36, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done * Pppery * it has begun... 06:06, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:NoobThreePointOh

I would like to fix typo errors and add citations to articles which I feel do not have sufficient information or sources (Yeah, last time I requested, I was a complete idiot asking to revert vandalism faster when there was already rollback). NoobThreePointOh (talk) 19:29, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autowikibrowser declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 19:30, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, I have over 7,580 edits, with roughly 1,061 non-automated edits. NoobThreePointOh (talk) 13:41, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Confirmed

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User:CtasACT

New Accounts which Show IP addresses aka accounts that don't know the rules, are adding and changing the infobox without proper due diligence, gave them a reason in the backlog, nonetheless, they keep ignoring it. Therefore I ask for Ethiopia page to have protection. Its a page with thousands of traffic, and it seems Bad Faith and Propaganda CtasACT (talk) 22:41, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 22:50, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@CtasACT This isn't the right place to request page protection. For that you'll want WP:RFPP. You may also want to have a read of WP:EW and WP:BITE while you're at it. stwalkerster (talk) 22:55, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Event coordinator

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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:Knowledgegatherer23

I have some experience with WP:AFD and would be happy to help reduce the backlog of new pages. Knowledgegatherer23 (Say Hello) 18:21, 25 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Aintabli

At this point, I have been here for 3 years, made ~17k edits, have ~100 AfD votes, and created ~800 mainspace articles. I would enjoy gaining additional experience as a new page patroller and to help solve the backlog. Aintabli (talk) 01:37, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Cocobb8

Hello, I have been using the new page reviewer tool until late November last year while I was on probation for the user right. I would like to be able to continue reviewing new pages and articles for creation! Thank you for the consideration, Cocobb8 (💬 talk • ✏️ contribs) 14:25, 29 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Atremari

I was allowed to edit for a month long period and think I could be very useful in reducing backlog if approved. Atremari (talk) 08:05, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Professor Penguino

I've been unofficially "reviewing" new articles for a bit now (editing new Articles for Creation, Drafts, new pages, etc.), and always wanted to know how to accept/reject drafts, and didn't know it required a special granted permission! So... yeah, that's about it. Thanks in advance! :) Professor Penguino (talk) 07:24, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Professor Penguino: If you just want to review AfC drafts, then request access to the AfC helper script. This right is for reviewing new pages. – Joe (talk) 07:50, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I also review new pages, not just drafts. I usually go to the “New page feed”. But I’ll take your advice for now! Professor Penguino (talk) 10:44, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Admantine123

Working on Wikipedia for a long time. Recently got a message on my talk page regarding pending new pages to be reviewed. I am aware of basic policy like WP:GNG and would like to contribute. Admantine123 (talk) 16:50, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Page mover

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User:ThecentreCZ

Hello, I would like to ask you for page mover rights, because I've learned that somehow recently rights of verified autoconfirmed users were curtailed. I am autoconfirmed user with over 10,042 edits on English Wikipedia and about 19,000 on all projects (active over 11 years). By my statistics I've already moved 96 pages in total, mainly to factical naming and grammar corrections. Previously I've also moved a category, this right were removed from autoconfirmed users sometime after 2018. I was also active in technical requests and updating and connecting pages and categories with Wikidata, where this permission would be much appreciated. Thank you. ThecentreCZ (talk) 18:22, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ThecentreCZ, what do you mean by rights of verified autoconfirmed users were curtailed? As far as I am aware nothing has changed, but if you are experiencing something that would be good to know. Primefac (talk) 12:39, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For example here: Category:Rally for the Republic – Republican Party of Czechoslovakia: Revision history, I was able to move category page by Move option in 2018. That have changed, but that is just one example of my intended contribution and and also new article revision. Thank you. ThecentreCZ (talk) 13:53, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Categories should not be moved by users, rather they should go through the "Speedy renaming" process. If category maintenance is your primary concern, I am going to mark this as not done. Primefac (talk) 14:19, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, this is not my concern, I've only moved one category so far. I've done mainly wiki pages. This was just one issue to highlight minor changes in permissions. As I am familiar with naming and moving pages, I intent to help in the requested moves and move reviews not primarily aimed for administrators. As I previously mentioned, I am mainly concerned about technical requests where I already contributed and I intend to resolve there template technical requests after proper discussion. I got into templates with inproper names, after it was moved and previous redirected page was already used as redirection, and correction was then impossible with basic move tool. And also issues with problematic categories and other such things as portals and political parties boxes recently solved and other such things. I intend to help in the speedy renaming process as well. ThecentreCZ (talk) 20:40, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Pending changes reviewer

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User:Vghfr

Reason for requesting pending changes reviewer rights

so that i can better help the wiki by being able to review pending changes vghfr 01:29, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:TheChineseGroundnut

I wish to help the community assess impending modifications. I am aware of and have read the pertinent guidelines for this authorization. TheChineseGroundnut (talk) 14:33, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Schrödinger's jellyfish

Hello! I would love the opportunity to get pending change reviewing rights to help root out obvious vandalism & to keep the backlog down. Most of my edits are reverting vandalism, and I am comfortable with most Wikipedia policies. Schrödinger's jellyfish 03:58, 29 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Hey man im josh (talk) 04:20, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:GrayStorm

I would like the pending changes reviewer rights to help keep articles at a good quality by reverting non constructive edits and accepting constructive edits. Most of the work I do around wikipedia already deals with reverting non constructive edits and vandalism. Whether I get accepted for these rights or not, I would like to thank in advance whichever admin ends up reviewing this request for their time. GrayStormTalk Contributions 02:26, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has 67 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 02:30, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:My Pants Metal

I am an experienced Wikipedia editor with over 10,000 edits and routinely fight vandalism. I would like to have pending changes permissions to better help the Wikipedia project. My Pants Metal (talk) 15:32, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Hey man im josh (talk) 04:21, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Rollback

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User:Lionel Cristiano

Hi, I know the rollback rules. I'm taking a look at the recent changes and trying to undo the vandal changes. This right makes my job much easier. Thanks. Lionel Cristiano (talk) 16:25, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see that you are failing to consistently warn editors when you revert their edits. Why? Are you aware that we have tools such as Twinkle or RedWarn that make this extremely easy? -Fastily 21:10, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will use it from now on and warn the editors. I would love to have a rollback button. Lionel Cristiano (talk) 22:07, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Jayhawker6

Reason for requesting rollback rights: I have used Twinkle for a while now and have found it to be great for recent changes patrol but I would like to graduate to Huggle. Not only is it better for RCP (RCP for vandals and poor edits at least) but my craptop doesn't love having so many browser tabs open sometimes. I have consistently notified users when reverting their edits and apologized when doing so in error to help make things right. Nuff said. jayhawker6 (talk) 05:52, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And yes I have familiarized myself with the rules and read the warning guidelines. jayhawker6 (talk) 05:53, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Synorem

Now just shy of a month experience of active recent changes paroling using Huggle as a monitoring tool - it would be far more efficient to help with rollback permissions to allow me to use Huggle to it's full potential. Synorem (talk) 22:06, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([7]). MusikBot talk 22:10, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Flux55

I've haven't been problematic since I created this account and will promise that I'll warn people when they make vandalism edits. ''Flux55'' (talk) 03:21, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Schrödinger's jellyfish

Hello! I would like to request rollback rights in order to more quickly revert overt vandalism, and to potentially move on from RedWarn & Twinkle to use Huggle (after adjusting to it through the test version of Wikipedia). Most of my time on Wikipedia has been spent reverting obvious vandalism, and so the one button to revert it all would be a wonderful help. Thank you! Schrödinger's jellyfish  22:47, 30 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. 0xDeadbeef→∞ (talk to me) 14:44, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Broc

I'm keen on fighting vandalism, which too often is overlooked on Wikipedia. I have been using Twinkle for a while now and would like to use Huggle as well. My revert history is not 100% faultless, but I recognized my mistakes when it was pointed out. Broc (talk) 12:16, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:MeadeIndeed

I'm requesting rollback rights to help improve my efficiency in removing vandalism and bad-faith edits. I've thought about doing this numerous times before when I've stumbled upon someone making several edits one after the other to impede the process of reverting their changes, but after restoring the page manually I've forgotten about it.

However, I recently found 2 such instances in short order where a rollback option would've been far easier, thus I'm now here to request it.

I don't think there is anything in my history that is detrimental, though I realize now that I might not have properly tagged the users involved in the recent manual reverts I made. I did mention them in the edit summary but I don't think that the way I wrote it out is considered to be 100% correct. Thus, if there is an issue there, I hope you'll inform me so I can do it correctly in the future, rollback rights or no.

Also, I edit mainly through the Wikipedia website and do not use any of the apps the previous users have mentioned, not sure if that makes a difference at all. It's simply what I prefer.

Thank you for your time. MeadeIndeed (talk) 12:42, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:The Master of Hedgehogs

Hello, I am requesting Rollback to deal with vandalism. I have notified users after their edits were reverted a few times in the past, and have made 317 edits in mainspace. I haven't checked RecentChanges before, but I'll check it and my Watchlist for vandalism edits. I also have experience with the anti-vandalism tools Ultraviolet and Twinkle. - The Master of Hedgehogs (always up for a conversation!) 14:04, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:SportsGuy789

Very active editor with proven track record of total edits and original article creation. Need rollback to more effectively combat obvious vandalism. SportsGuy789 (talk) 04:19, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: It doesn't look like you've actually been patrolling any vandalism based on your undo history and your only edit at WP:AIV was in March of 2021. I'd say get a bit of experience fighting vandalism to show that there's an actual need for rollback. Hey man im josh (talk) 04:29, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Fanfanboy

I mostly deal with anti-vandalism, I consistently warn users, and I have a good track record. I'm consistently checking Recent Changes. I want to speed up reversions and maybe even use some different tools like AntiVandal instead of Twinkle or RedWarn. Fanfanboy (talk) 22:23, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Alon Alush

Hi, I reverted almost 600 vandalism edits on the site, I would like to get rollback rights, thanks. Alon Alush (talk) 09:23, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Template editor

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