Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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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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Handled here

User groups

  • Account creator (add requestview requests): The account creator flag is granted to users who are active in the request an account process. The flag removes the limit on the maximum number of new accounts that can be created in a 24 hour period. It also allows users to make accounts with names similar to other accounts. The account creator flag is only given to users who participate in the ACC process and may be removed without notice should a user's participation in the account creation process cease.
  • Autopatrolled (add requestview requests): The autopatrolled flag is granted to users who are active in the creation of new articles. This tool is granted so their creations are auto patrolled in Special:NewPages. Unlike other requests, any user may nominate an editor for Autopatrolled, even without that user's consent. A user who wishes to have this flag generally should have created at least 25 articles and must be trusted, experienced, and must have demonstrated they are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially WP:BLP and Wikipedia:Notability.
  • AutoWikiBrowser (add requestview requests): AutoWikiBrowser is a semi-automated MediaWiki editor for Microsoft Windows, designed to make tedious repetitive tasks quicker and easier. It is essentially a browser that automatically opens up a new page when the last is saved. When set to do so, it suggests some changes (typically formatting) that are generally meant to be incidental to the main change. Please read the quick guide on the main page before requesting permission. This is not a true user right, but access needs to be granted by administrators just like other permissions. If approved, your name will be added to the CheckPage. Users with under 250 non-automated mainspace edits or 500 total mainspace edits are rarely approved. You will need to give a reason for wanting AWB access.
  • Confirmed (add requestview requests): The confirmed flag may be granted to new users who have not yet hit the threshold for autoconfirmed status. These are users who have not had both 10 edits and 4 days experience. People with this flag can upload files and edit semi-protected pages before hitting the autoconfirmed flag. Users requesting this flag must indicate clearly why they should be exempted from the customary confirmation period.
  • Event coordinator (add requestview requests): The event coordinator user right allows editors to create multiple new accounts, and to temporarily confirm accounts so that they can create new articles.
  • Extended confirmed (add requestview requests): The extended confirmed flag is normally automatically added to accounts after 500 edits and 30 days, but may be added to legitimate alternate accounts of users that already have this access. The flag allows users to edit pages under extended confirmed protection.
  • File mover (add requestview requests): The file mover user right is intended to allow users experienced in working with files to rename them, subject to policy, with the ease that autoconfirmed users already enjoy when renaming Wikipedia articles.
  • Mass message sender (add requestview requests): Mass message sender enables users to send messages to multiple users at once. This flag is given to users who have made requests for delivery in the past, clearly showing an understanding of the guidance for use.
  • New page reviewer (add requestview requests): The new page reviewer user right allows users to mark pages as patrolled and use the page curation toolbar. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
  • Page mover (add requestview requests): The page mover user right allows users experienced in working with article names to move them, subject to policy, without leaving behind a redirect. They may also move all subpages when moving the parent page(s). General guidelines include making 3,000 edits and 6 months of editing history. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
  • Pending changes reviewer (add requestview requests): The reviewer flag is granted to users who are experienced enough with Wikipedia editing and its policies for contributing to the process of reviewing articles placed under pending changes.
  • Rollback (add requestview requests): Rollback enables users to remove vandalism much more quickly and efficiently than by undoing it. Users who do not demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes capable vandalism fighting, either because they have no or little history of doing so, or show a poor ability to discern between good and bad faith edits will not be granted this right. Also, it is unlikely that editors with under 200 mainspace edits will have their request granted. For a more detailed explanation of rollback and information about when it is appropriate to use the tool, see Wikipedia:Rollback. For information about the technical details of the feature, see here.
  • Template editor (add requestview requests): The template editor flag allows users to edit protected templates and Lua modules. General guidelines for granting include making at least 1,000 edits overall (with at least 150 to templates or modules), being a registered user for over a year, and having a record of successfully proposing significant edits to several protected templates. Users should demonstrate proficiency with template syntax and an understanding of the need for caution when editing heavily-used templates.

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.



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 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



  • Have been editing / creating new articles for some time now. The last time I had requested this / reviewer rights, I was told to wait for sometime before requesting this again. Since then I have had significant contributions in WP:ITN and WP:ITNRD as well as creating some very clean articles. I have also demonstrated familiarity with Wikipedia policies especially those on biographies of living persons, copyrights, verifiability and notability. Appreciate this consideration. Ktin (talk) 20:43, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has created roughly 18 articles. MusikBot talk 20:50, 24 October 2020 (UTC)



Hello. I would like to help fix some typos and add templates to talk pages. Thank you! Eric0892 (talk) 20:48, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 402 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 04:00, 30 October 2020 (UTC)


I want to use AWB to add archive links for sources. If there are alternatives that don't require AWB please point me in that direction. Regards. 08:18, 25 October 2020 (UTC) Cairo2k18(talk)(contribs) 08:18, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 150 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 11:20, 25 October 2020 (UTC)


For quickly moving through this category while making edits that are similar to each other Firestarforever (talk) 18:51, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 321 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 13:40, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

User:Amitie 10g

I want to use AWB for some minor semi-automated edits on several pages under my interests. Amitie 10g (talk) 21:25, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 333 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 21:30, 26 October 2020 (UTC)


In editing the pages for New Zealand's electoral seats (numbering nearly 300 when accounting for current and historic electorates), I have found many of the changes I am making and am planning to make are very repetitive. In particular I would like to create and implement an infobox for NZ electorates, and this would be made a much easier task with the use of automated tools. Thanks. HTGS (talk) 00:33, 27 October 2020 (UTC)


There are approximately 60 articles in this category that contain the same minor typos within the same copy and pasted sentences. I would like to use AWB to fix these efficiently. Thank you. RandomGnome (talk) 04:33, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 193 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 04:40, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


I would like to make a large number of edits per this RfC and I believe AWB would make the process less tedious and less time consuming.  Bait30  Talk 2 me pls? 21:52, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


Access removed due to inactivity, requesting being readded in order to resume bot development work. Mdann52 (talk) 13:16, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had their access to AutoWikiBrowser automatically revoked ([1]). MusikBot talk 13:20, 29 October 2020 (UTC)


i want to fix typos. Pratap Keshari Das (talk) 18:07, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 237 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 18:10, 29 October 2020 (UTC)


Event coordinator

Extended confirmed

File mover

User:Andrew nyr

I upload many files to the wiki (mostly logos) and have previously named some of them incorrectly or had a typo. I also see the need for more file movers as I have requested files to be moved that have sat in the queue for awhile. I have many file uploads and I understand the file naming conventions. Thanks, Andrew nyr (talk, contribs) 22:24, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
@Swarm: @JJMC89: I'm pinging you two because you were the last people to review on here. Anyone is allowed to review though. Thanks Andrew nyr (talk, contribs) 04:29, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Mass message sender


I am a contributor for the recently restarted newsletter The Downlink for the WikiProject Spaceflight. I have previously made a request to WT:MMS and I wish to send the newsletter to people on The Downlink mailing list on the first of each month with a new issue. Terasail[Talk] 12:35, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

New page reviewer


Reapplying for NPR rights after a one-month trial. I've been carefully reviewing new articles with caution, adding helpful comments as needed. Hope to continue helping out. HᴇʀᴘᴇᴛᴏGᴇɴᴇꜱɪꜱ (talk) 04:08, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user was granted temporary new page reviewer rights by Rosguill (expires 00:00, 28 October 2020 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 04:10, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Good work,   Done signed, Rosguill talk 16:32, 23 October 2020 (UTC)


Hi, It's nearly a year since I've joined Wikipedia, and every day I'm learning something new here. And, I am aware of the CSD and notability guidelines. I request you to grant me the NPR rights so that I can help in reviewing new pages. :) Thanks - Tatupiplu'talk 11:25, 24 October 2020 (UTC)


I had applied for NPP permission earlier here [2], but i fell short of 500 edits criteria that time. I believe I have more that 500 edits now in the Mainspace. Please grant me trial for 1 month. ChunnuBhai (talk) 09:33, 30 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for new page reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 09:40, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Page mover


I have significant experience in the moving of pages, and due to recently having come into a lot more free time due to personal reasons, I am becoming more and more involved with Wikipedia. Having the page mover right would aid me in being able to do more both for myself and for the community. I am also involved in a lot of article creation, which subtly ties in with page moving rights. – DarkGlow (talk) 14:09, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm a bit on the fence on this one. On the one hand, <35 pagemoves is not the "significant" experience we are looking for in a page mover (as far as moves go). On the other hand, there are just as many RM/TR and RM edits, which is an unusual change from the normal requests we get here. Primefac (talk) 12:02, 25 October 2020 (UTC)


I try to close WP:RM discussions when I have the time to, however, a lot of time WP:RM require technical moves. I think having this right would come in handy without having to always ask a page mover to perform each uncontroversial technical move after closing WP:RM discussions (especially multiple uncontroversial technical page moves) on WP:RMT. I am frequently requesting uncontroversial technical moves of WP:RM discussions that have closed on WP:RMT. — YoungForever(talk) 16:38, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


I would like to propose myself for page mover rights. I have been an editor since 2005, and have moved almost 2,000 articles and I'm in the autopatrolled, extended confirmed user, pending changes reviewer, rollbacker and autoconfirmed user groups. For example, I've lately been updating Irish Government Departments which have been re-named, like Department of Children and Youth Affairs to Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. The Department of Justice and Equality is due to be renamed to Department of Justice (Ireland), but I will not be able to move this due to re-directs. Of course, I can always request a technical move at WP:RM but I think for this and other examples, page mover rights would be useful for me to have. I have also previously proposed moves which have been accepted, such as at Children of Lir. Spleodrach (talk) 20:31, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


Having edited Wikipedia for a while, I've seen firsthand how backed up the pending changes log gets. I'm very familiar with BLP and NPOV policies most namely, as well as the other content policies, and I have fought vandalism harshly. I'd like to give back to the community by doing my part to help clear this backlog! Curbon7 (talk) 05:38, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done Mz7 (talk) 00:00, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

User:Neil Shah-Quinn

On my watchlist, I just noticed a good edit held up as a pending change. The next time this happens, I want to be able to review the edit immediately.
I've read the guide and I understand the two key points:
  1. When reviewing, I need to check for vandalism, BLP violations, copyright violations, and other serious issues. Checking for other issues is optional.
  2. If edits by multiple users are pending, I need to check each user's edits separately.
Neil Shah-Quinn (talk) 15:03, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done Mz7 (talk) 00:01, 28 October 2020 (UTC)



I was granted 30 days as a trial period of Pending Changes Reviewer permissions, That has now recently expired and I would like to request the permanent permission now. I believe although my edit count may be lower than other editors, however I am willing to quickly learn and adapt to new roles for Wikipedia. InterestGather (talk) 05:07, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

@InterestGather: On biographies of living persons, when reviewing pending changes, please ensure that you do not accept new content that is unsourced or poorly sourced, as you did here. This was the only major issue I found in my spot check; I'm inclined to grant your request once you acknowledge this concern. Mz7 (talk) 20:06, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done per [4] Mz7 (talk) 16:29, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


I want to contribute more to wikipedia and since I am nearing 1000 edits I would like to get the permanent role of pending changes reviewer. I have regularly contributed to wikipedia and I also meet the criterias for this role.

Swtadi143 (talk) 14:43, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

He has 812 edits more than half of which have been made in October 2020. He has been a disruptive presence on South Asia-related pages. This diff shows some of his fringe edits. These are pursued relentlessly. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 16:09, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

User:Enjoyer of World

My request was declined a while ago because I didn't have enough counter-vandalism track record. Now I think I'm ready to request this permission again. I have fully understood many basic policies since my early days in Wikipedia, and now I'd like to take a more active role by helping to check pending edits at Special:PendingChanges. Regards. Enjoyer of World💬 12:59, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for pending changes reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([5]). MusikBot talk 13:00, 29 October 2020 (UTC)



Hello, I'm User:Firestar464. I have been here for nine months, have made 280 edits to the main space, and uses Twinkle to fight vandalism. I would like to request rollback rights so that I can use WP:Huggle to fight vandalism more effectively. Thank you. Firestar464 (talk) 05:09, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  Not done. I think you need a bit more experience, particularly in light of these concerns on your user talk page. As a side note, earlier today, I noticed that you nominated a user page for speedy deletion simply because it was "empty"—that is not a valid reason to speedily delete a user page, as many users may keep empty user pages in order to keep their username blue in page histories. Please slow down a little bit and take some time to refamiliarize yourself with our policies and guidelines. Thanks, Mz7 (talk) 19:54, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

User:Enjoyer of World

Hello, I'd like to request rollback rights to help revert vandalism, unconstructive, and other problematic edits quickly here. I had more than enough experiences with Twinkle and the rollback right itself in other wiki. Regards. Enjoyer of World💬 00:08, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done Beeblebrox (talk) 05:53, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


Hello! I have been patrolling RC and fighting vandalism using Twinkle for some time now. I would like to request for the rollback permission to help fight vandalism. Being a rollbacker would allow access to Huggle which I think will help me revert vandalism and disruptive editing more efficiently. And I would make sure not to misuse the tools when granted. OrangeGarfield (talk) 11:19, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done For one month. I'm a little concerned that you are using "test edit" for stuff that to my eye looks like vandalism, but I went ahead and granted it temporarily. You'll need to reapply after a month. Beeblebrox (talk) 06:08, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

User:Abhishek Kasaudhan 123

I am requesting for Rollback feature because I keep surfing through different pages of Category:Television series, so I am in a need of this feature so that I can revert the vandalism, if I find any. Being a rollback in Wikipedia will surely help me fight vandalism much more easier than ever. Abhishek Kasaudhan 123 (talk) 13:18, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Hey there; is there any decisions finalized? I genuinely need the permission, so that I can revert disruptive edits more efficiently. I could do that manually but sometimes the edits are so much complicated, that I becomes really tough to revert those edits without any specific tool. Abhishek Kasaudhan 123 ( talk) 17:30, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
We need to be more patient, friend. Enjoyer of World💬 22:20, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
  Not done Normally we expect to see some experience with reverting vandalism manually (or using WP:TWINKLE) before granting this, so we have some way to judge how you will use it. I'm not seeing any of that. I'm also wondering why you keep creating blank pages in other user's userspace, there is basically never a reason to be doing that. Beeblebrox (talk) 06:11, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


Hello dear Admins, I am requesting rollback rights for the latest edits made in this page : by the user K3llyR99. He made many edits without providing a reliable source so I would want to go back to the agreed uppon version of this article. The fact that this and other political pages are on my watchlist may make me eligible for rollback rights. Thanks Huhiop (talk) 18:18, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
  Not done You're at the low end of the informal basic guidelines for granting this, but your request shows little understanding of what rollback is for. I've never seen anyone mention what pages they have on their watchlist as a reason to be granted a permission before, that's not something anyone can even verify, but even if it was it is not relevant. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:06, 27 October 2020 (UTC)


I'd like to request rollback rights to help revert vandalism, unconstructive, and other problematic edits quickly here. I've been a user for a long time and received many barnstars. I feel like I'm a good example of a Wikipedia contributor. I engage in Talk page debates though I don't consider myself to be one for edit warring and vandalism. UserNumber (talk) 13:02, 29 October 2020 (UTC)


Hello, I'm HauntingStomper. The reason I'm requesting rollback rights is that I feel I have the experience and dedication to help make this site better. I've dealt with my fair share of vandals, have made constant edits, and have fought against vandalism from the beginning. HauntingStomper (talk) 14:47, 29 October 2020 (UTC)


I want to fight vandalism very quickly as vandals have been going on vandal sprees which is hard to undo manually. I also had a declined request earlier so I am requesting again. a gd fan (talk) 18:42, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([6]). MusikBot talk 18:50, 29 October 2020 (UTC)


Apart from the familiarity with Wikipedia policies and Guidelines, I believe content expertise is what we need more from the Wikipedians to distinguish between the right and wrong for a subject matter in question. I confine myself to a limited range of topics for some obvious reasons. That is why it is unlikely for me that I would fail to separate the vandals from good faith editors. Could use this tool in appropriate cases. Thanks. Mosesheron (talk) 12:29, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Template editor