(→Tell-tale signs that community looks for: re-jigging order)
* Minimal competence: admins being asked to grant user rights are being asked to express trust that the user is able to operate within policy without [[WP:SHUARI|satisfactorily]] answering to relevant questions asked regarding the policy.
* Requests that show no obvious clue as to what the user right in question is for.
* Requests that cite
* Users who have requested absurdly advanced rights (steward, global rollback, Wikimedia Foundation-approved Researcher, CheckUser/Oversight etc.) as if getting user rights is a "start high, negotiate down" procedure.
* Repeated requests with no actual change in behaviour.