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 had 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. There is no set number of edits that must be done, but a general rule of thumb is that a user is Extended confirmed. However, a user must be Confirmed or auto-confirmed user to add requests to the page.
  • 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, 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


I am very good in this task. I think I can take this task, because I know how to do this. I am now a wikipedian for almost a month only, but I am now good and hardworker. I am now an autoconfirmed user so it means that I can do this too. Ars147 (talk) 16:29, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done You are not a member of the ACC team. — JJMC89(T·C) 16:47, 14 September 2019 (UTC)



Not done Based on a review of the five the most recent articles you created, I believe there may be a benefit to continued NPP review. For instance, here [1] you significantly sourced a BLP to, which is not RS. This [2] article does not correctly capitalize words at the start of sentences and uses some choppy verb conjugations. This [3] has many of the same issues. Chetsford (talk) 21:20, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


I've created numerous valid articles, including Gavison-Medan Covenant, Moses Elisaf, Jozef Lettrich, Octavian Ursu (politician), Ari Hoffman, Gertrude Sandmann, Yair Netanyahu, Košice Program, Palestinian Jesus, Nativ (conversion), UnHerd, Yoram Ettinger, Roderick Morison, Yariv Oppenheimer, Vladimír Karbusický, and Magdalena Adamowicz. I'm familiar with all of the important policies such as verifiability and BLP. I also had autopatrolled on my previous account if that matters. Zerach (talk) 00:33, 15 September 2019 (UTC) Zerach (talk) 00:33, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
"I also had autopatrolled on my previous account if that matters." Zerach, this mostly looks fine, but what was your previous account? Chetsford (talk) 22:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)



Looking to use to help with maintenance of references that use the 'cite' family of templates. For example, replacement of deprecated parameters, use of markup in 'publisher' param, etc. Archer1234 (talk) 16:01, 9 September 2019 (UTC)


Looking to use JWB to update incoming links to articles such as Uganda Airlines where a new topic has suddenly taken over as the primary topic. – Thjarkur (talk) 22:22, 10 September 2019 (UTC)


I would like to fix typos and improperly-done references. Thanks! Nigos (talk Contribs) 10:59, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

User:Colin M

Would like to use JWB for occasional mass search and replace tasks (example). Colin M (talk) 20:24, 12 September 2019 (UTC)


Requesting access to AWB to do typo fixing for Typo Team Cinnamingirl (talk) 04:50, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 462 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 21:00, 15 September 2019 (UTC)


I would like to use AutoWikiBrowser to make it easier tag abandoned drafts for speedy deletion. I will first check to see if the article is ready for mainspace before tagging the article for speedy deletion. I understand that this tool does not notify the author so I must do that manually. Thank you for your consideration. Please ping me when you have responded to this request. Interstellarity (talk) 14:21, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 279 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 14:30, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done. Interstellarity, if you are already manually checking the pages, Twinkle will be a better tool as it does notify the author. There is also the issue (many times raised at WT:CSD) about AWB/rapid nomination of pages for G13 deletion. Primefac (talk) 18:48, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Primefac, Thanks for the feedback, I will try to improve my skills. You mention that the issue was raised at WT:CSD. I searched the archives, but I didn't find anything. Can you please link the discussions where the issue was raised? Interstellarity (talk) 19:03, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Most of the discussions are in the 60s and 70s of the archives - seems about once or twice a year someone mass-nominates thousands of pages for G13 and there's a discussion about whether it's appropriate. In going through the archives this is not a problem exclusive to G13, but as a general category of nomination it's by far the most prevalent. Primefac (talk) 19:53, 15 September 2019 (UTC)


I'm mainly doing Typo Team corrections and some copy editing, while learning how WP works for more complex editing. Use of JWB will help in these gnome functions. Ayenaee (talk) 14:46, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

User:Sarah Canbel

Hello. I'm requesting the AutoWikiBrowser permission to normalize spelling conventions (e.g. "open-source software" instead of "open source software") and to make mass edits to links after page moves. For example, as Cross-platform was recently moved to Cross-platform software, I'd like to change wikilinks to Cross-platform into wikilinks to Cross-platform software to pave the way for a new disambiguation page at Cross-platform. Thanks for your consideration.Sarah Canbel (talk) 20:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)



i have completed first edits KBFCmaneesh (talk) 02:47, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done - Hi, and thank you for creating an account to edit Wikipedia. Although I fully understand your desire to dive right in, many of our articles are semi-protected because they are controversial, prone to vandalism, or other reasons. As a new editor with few edits, it might be wise to discuss your edits on the article talkpage in order to gain consensus for your edits, and then use {{Edit semi-protected}} to request the edit be performed. I only recommend this until you're used to the challenges of reliable sources, the biographies of living persons policy, and other similar policies. The good news is that fewer than 5% of Wikipedia articles are protected; this means that 95% of the articles can use your help right now! — JJMC89(T·C) 04:13, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Blocked as a  Confirmed sock. It's shocking how many socks congregate here.-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:56, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Event coordinator


I am a librarian holding an editathon for our local university and public libraries on Thursday, October 24th. Expectation is for an estimated 30 attendees. Samanthack (talk) 16:47, 5 September 2019 (UTC)


I am co-hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Latinx Interventions, at my library on October 18, 2019. Aap1890 (talk) 20:34, 13 September 2019 (UTC)


I will be running a edit a thon (WikiGap) for newbies at the Sweden Embassy in Pakistan in October.There will be about 50+ people attending. I don't want to run into any IP filters. Can I temporarily get eventcreator rights for October 5 til October 15? Saqib (talk) 07:09, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Extended confirmed


I am on wikipedia for almost a month, but I don't have enough edits to become extended confirmed user. I am a quick learner and I reviewed wikipedia: guidlines and policies. I want to edit many extended protected pages, that I can't even count. So, I cannot make requests for every single ,extended confirmed article. It would take years to do that. I have, already updated many articles which were semi-protected. I could have updated many extended protected articles too. But, due to their extended protection, I can't update them. Ars147 (talk) 16:43, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done It will automatically be granted once you meet the requirements. — JJMC89(T·C) 16:48, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

File mover


I have many mislabeled files that I would be using this tool to correct. I would be highly responsible with this tool and use it only in appropriate circumstances. Ducktech89 (talk) 12:34, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done Only a handful of edits in file namespace, none of which suggest that you would need this userright. Widr (talk) 19:16, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


I have 3,856 edits (counting this one) and have been active in speedy deletion. Patrolling new pages is something I am interested in. TheAwesomeHwyh 04:50, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
 Done for six,months. Please make sure to read, if you haven't already WP:NPP with particular attention to SNGs and other forms of notability. Should you have questions please don't hesitate to ask someone like FULBERT. Barkeep49 (talk) 12:55, 13 September 2019 (UTC)


I have 550+ Edits and am aware of the terms and conditions about having this right, would love to work as a part of this Jhummu Shiv-o-Hum! 05:23, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 6 days. MusikBot talk 05:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done Please see the notice at the top of this page. With only a six-day old account, you don't meet the minimum requirements for granting. Please come back when you have the experience required for administrators to review your edits. — JJMC89(T·C) 06:45, 13 September 2019 (UTC)


I have been a member of Wikipedia for around 3 years now. Two of those years I have been a member of the Counter Vandalism Team and I have been a rollbacker and a pending changes reviewer for a year now. I feel with my experience I will be able to successfully and efficiently review new articles and pages. Mdriscoll03 (talk) 18:17, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
 Question: Thanks for your interest in New Page Patrol. In looking through your work, I'm not seeing much experience with either speedy deletions (which I would expect from someone doing counter vandalism) or with notability. Can you point me towards recent experience you have in either or both of these areas? Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 19:40, 13 September 2019 (UTC) (It occurred to me I didn't ping Mdriscoll03 so doing that now). Barkeep49 (talk) 20:16, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Hello Barkeep49: My most recent anti-vandalism work has mostly been through Huggle and reverting edits made on already existing pages. I will have to say I do very rarely come across pages that require speedy deletion (1 or 2 a week) and when I do they already have been put up for speedy deletion. However, I completely understand the criteria for speedy deletion and I am confident that I will be able to identify and correctly deal with a page that requires speedy deletion. Thank you, Mdriscoll03 (talk) 22:44, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
 Done for a three week trial. Please read WP:NPP if you haven't already. When the trial is up (or if you've done 30 or so reviews before then) come on back for another look. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 23:49, 13 September 2019 (UTC)


Hello. Making a request for the ′New page reviewer′ flag. Thank you.
--Gpkp [utc] 07:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
 Question: Please explain why you are asking and what relevant experience you have for NPR, and please provide a link to your talk page archives. Thanks. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:03, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @Kudpung:. I've been active in AfC and as pending changes reviewer. I didnt archive my talk page as because its mentioned: ′users may freely remove comments′ in ′Personal talk page cleanup′ section of WP:OWNTALK. --Gpkp [utc] 08:40, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
 Done I have been through your talk page history over the past year and can't find anything egregious, so I'm according the right for 6 months, after which you can reapply.Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:59, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Page mover

Pending changes reviewer



I think I would be a great user as I patrol Wikipedia often in my spare time, and is on regularly. I have read all the required material and will not abuse the power of this right. I do have rollback one click at hand due to Twinkle! I would highly appreciate this! Thank you! HeartGlow30797 (talk) 23:18, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

 Done for a three month trial period. – Muboshgu (talk) 00:16, 15 September 2019 (UTC)


I am now a good editor and I think that I can now handle this job too. I almost edited 100 articles and knows everything on wikipedia regarding to editing and I think I can take this task too. I know what should be added, deleted, or updated in the article and now I can review them. This work is suitable, or I can say, made for me. This is gonna be my first flag, but I know I can do it. Ars147 (talk) 16:18, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 48 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 16:20, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done You have only made 48 edits to articles. As per the above, this user rights is not for new users. Please feel free to re-apply at a later date once you have established more of an article editing track record. --TheSandDoctor Talk 16:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


User:David O. Johnson

I would like to help more with counter-vandalism and expedite the removal of vandalism. David O. Johnson (talk) 04:31, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
 Done. El_C 04:32, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

User:Andrew Base

I am requesting the rollback rights permanently. I've read WP:ROLLBACK and I know rollback should only be used to revert pure and obvious vandalism. I am currently a recent changes patroller and fight vandalism using Twinkle. I would also like to use Huggle as it gives me a more faster tool to fight vandalism. I am currently working on a CVUA course with Girth Summit.Andrew Base (talk) 04:47, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

 Done. El_C 04:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

User:Lupin VII

I am requesting access to the rollback feature, as it is a valuable tool in dealing with vandals. Lupin VII (talk) 05:22, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
 Done For a period of 30 days. After that time, please come back here and request the right indefinitely. --TheSandDoctor Talk 06:08, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. Lupin VII (talk) 06:10, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


I would like access to the rollback feature to be able to deal with vandalism more effectively. Andysmith248 (talk) 08:57, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done More experience reverting vandalism is required. Please feel free to re-apply in a couple of weeks when you have developed a track record of vandalism reversion. I went back to July 29th in your contributions and did not see much in the way of vandalism reversion. Perhaps the Counter Vandalism Academy would be helpful/something to consider? (Not needed, but it is a good resource & a track record of vandalism reversion is needed for Rollback.) --TheSandDoctor Talk 14:18, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I am requesting Rollback permission because I have been reverting Vandalism for a while now,and I think rollback would make this more effectively..!! Padavalam Kuttan Pilla  Talk  09:37, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Not done More experience reverting vandalism is necessary. Please feel free to re-apply in a couple of weeks when you have developed a track record of vandalism reversion. I went back to May 26th in your contributions and did not see much in the way of vandalism reversion. Perhaps the Counter Vandalism Academy would be helpful/something to consider? (Not needed, but it is a good resource & a track record of vandalism reversion is needed for Rollback.) --TheSandDoctor Talk 14:22, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


I have done a lot of reverting for vandalism on Burmese-related articles. I would like to use Rollback tool to quickly revert disruptive edits. Thanks. NinjaStrikers «» 14:32, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
 Done Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, Ninjastrikers. --TheSandDoctor Talk 15:51, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. NinjaStrikers «» 15:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


I would like to request for rollback rights as it will help me to revert vandalism easily. I am currently at the end of my CVUA program wth CASSIOPEIA and am aware of the corresponding rules and regulations. I have the pending changes reveiwer rights, it will be helpful if I'm granted the rollback right. Thanking you, AbhiMukh97(Speak)(Contribs) 02:48, 15 September 2019 (UTC)


I have rolled back much vandalism, I distinguish good-faith edits from vandalism. I would think it would be easier for a quicker way for me too do that! Thank you very much for your consideration! HeartGlow30797 (talk) 04:32, 15 September 2019 (UTC)


I've done 750 with STiki and would like to try Huggle. Thanks. Levivich Levivich 22:31, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

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