Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Rollback

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I have been patrolling the Recent Changes page for a bit now, and have been reverting vandalism and other problematic edits made. I believe if I have the rollback permission, I'll be able to fixed vandalism faster than before. JMVR1 (Communicate) (Validate my actions (for my ego, ofc)) (Email me) :) 19:01, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has 197 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 07:00, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  Not done: A permission request after two weeks of editing, asking for a further increase in speed, without even yet having met the formal requirement of 200 mainspace edits – sorry, but no. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 23:44, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
:( JMVR1 🗪 🖉 📫 05:11, 28 November 2020 (UTC)


I want this permission only to revert obvious vandalism and edits that absolutely need to be revert, I think of this right more faster than Twinkle and of if may be for probation.

I am still on the CVA training with Synoman Barris although he's away for a short time and will be back soon. 'Respect' Mr-5 / M / C🖋 08:20, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
Hi F5pillar, now that you have chosen to run through a CVA training, I recommend not to request rollback earlier than it has been finished. If the mentor is inactive, please consider contacting someone else from the CVA project to take over the training/evaluation. If an experienced CVA teacher recommends granting rollback earlier, please let me know. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 23:58, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  Not done ~ ToBeFree (talk) 23:58, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Alright @ToBeFree:. Thanks. 'Respect' Mr-5 / M / C🖋 07:49, 28 November 2020 (UTC)


Hi! On behalf of my primary account, I'd like to request rollback permissions for roughly the same reasons, if it's possible, since they're applicable when I'm editing using my alt account as well. I'll be happy to confirm anything. Thanks! Silikonz (alternate account) (💬🖋) 01:01, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has 87 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 03:10, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Silikonz/Silikonz-alt, please confirm this specific request by adding a comment with your main account below. Please explicitly confirm that you would like to add the rollback permission to an account that was apparently created to reduce the amount of damage in case of an account compromise. I'll do this, but it seems to be slightly conflicting with the original account creation idea. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 23:52, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  Comment: @ToBeFree: Hi. Yes, Silikonz-alt is my alternate account. Re your thoughts on this - would it be possible to revoke rollback permissions from Silikonz-alt and then block it immediately if any administrator sees a misuse of them? Thanks. Silikonz (💬🖋) 00:56, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Silikonz. Yeah, that's not the problem – it's just about the time until a block happens. It can take hours or days until malicious rollbacks are identified as an account compromise. It can take thousands of Huggle reverts until someone blocks the account. It's your choice, I just need a clear "yes" or "no" :) ~ ToBeFree (talk) 01:12, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
@ToBeFree: Oh, OK. If that's so, no. Never mind. No need to risk it. :) Silikonz (💬🖋) 01:20, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
No worries; feel free to re-request if you ever decide to add rollback to the account. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 01:23, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  Not done (voluntary withdrawal, see above) ~ ToBeFree (talk) 01:23, 28 November 2020 (UTC)


I am active in recent changes patrol and countering vandalism. I have successfully reported dozens of users at AIV and UAA, and got number of pages successfully protected at RfPP. I would like to request the rollback flag to help me in countering obvious vandalism and using Huggle. Roller26 (talk) 11:37, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  Done ~ ToBeFree (talk) 00:08, 28 November 2020 (UTC)


Much of wiki-energies are spent in countering vandalism on Wikipedia. It’s not been long that I came to know of this fact. My sudden and curious visits on recent changes page in the last few days made me realize the massive scale at which vandalism is being practiced on Wikipedia by so many heartless (and indeed sarcastic) people from around the globe. I know my growing interest in this field will eventually fade away within couple of days. But I could extend a helping hand whenever I could to protect this knowledge repository that I believe to be a charity to the humanity at large. That, of course, is limited to the confines of my editing interests (I won’t cross this line for a conviction I dearly hold). Although Twinkle (the tool that I am using now) is pretty useful, an attached right, I think, would make it a lot more easy. I could even use Huggle, which I really want to. And yes, I am fully aware of rollback user right and its application on Wikipedia. Thanks. Mosesheron (talk) 12:21, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Ah, I forgot to mention something. This was the only instance that I came close to an edit warring in my entire experience. Anyway, this discussion that I have erased from talk page peacefully resolved the issue. Mosesheron (talk) 14:55, 29 November 2020 (UTC)


To help create a better wiki world Daan0001 (talk) 12:49, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
  Not done It's good that you're back but, with just 2 edits following a gap of 2 years, and less than 20 edits since rollback was taken from you, it's too soon to be regranting rollback rights. Give it a few months and a track record of contributing in that period, then there should be every chance your next request will go through. Cabayi (talk) 13:58, 29 November 2020 (UTC)