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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.

Bot report: No errors! Report generated at 23:50, 18 November 2018 (UTC)


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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 hoverbar. 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.

Note: The bureaucrat, checkuser and oversight flags cannot be removed using this process page; those need to be posted at 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



Eurohunter has been around for the past 8+ years, and has an impressive 160,000+ edits project-wide, with 5,000+ edits to English Wikipedia. They have started 35 articles here as well as 137 redirects in ns:0, which they know how to categorize. Granting APAT would lessen the burden at NPP. Sam Sailor 11:53, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

User:Lee Vilenski

Lee Vilenski has been consistently editing since 2017, and has 14,000+ edits under their belt. He has created 82 articles and a further 38 redirects in ns:0. User has not had the user right revoked, and has never been blocked. Granting 'autopatrol' would lessen the burden at NPP. Sam Sailor 14:36, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


User:Abelmoschus Esculentus

Hi I am requesting AWB (JWB) right to assist me in adding WikiProject banners (mainly Hong Kong), fixing typos and tagging stale drafts with G13 without using Twinkle manually. Abelmoschus Esculentus 07:25, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
I'm mostly concerned about the context around these intended uses - adding banners is not something that can really be done semi-automated, nor should G13 nominations be added in a semi-automated manner (both because the drafts should be scrutinized before nomination and because mass-CSD nominations are considered disruptive. I'm not going to decline (yet) but I thought I would address my concerns. Primefac (talk) 16:37, 11 November 2018 (UTC)


I'm requesting permission to use AWB for my declared alternate account, to assuage my own paranoia about using AWB with my main account now that I have a functionary bit, and also because I like the idea (personally, not as a global policy) of running semi-automated edits without admin permissions. The bot is about to tell you that the squirrel does not meet the typical requirements, but my main account was already granted access before my RfA (I can't find a diff for that at the moment) and I'm pretty familiar with the software already (a handful of my 29,000 or so are AWB edits, but I can't get any of the tools that report numbers to work at the moment). I also realize this request is unconventional and promise not to hold it against anyone if this request is denied. Thanks. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 18:51, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 10 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 19:00, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 15:23, 18 November 2018 (UTC)



Ketlag (talk) 02:41, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

He's done in Houston: want to add this information.

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 02:50, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
 Comment: He wants to add something to an article, but I'm not sure which article he means, @Ketlag:?--Me llamo @B00TH$!FT Chat With Me 05:54, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
 Done added for a week, requester will be confirmed on their next edit anyway. — xaosflux Talk 18:59, 16 November 2018 (UTC)


So I can upload photos. I've had an account for years; not sure why it isn't confirmed. Thanks. Jkolko (talk) 23:50, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 23:50, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 00:11, 19 November 2018 (UTC)


Please add 3 new production companies to Darna (upcoming film) Marcolacson (talk) 02:25, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 02:31, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 02:31, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Event coordinator

Extended confirmed


Please, protect about Rohingya article. Banana19208 (talk) 08:48, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Not done If you'd like to request page protection, you can do so at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. At the moment, that article has a pretty low level of vandalism, so nothing too out of the ordinary or unmanageable. ~ Amory (utc) 11:48, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

File mover


I'm working on enabling local protection for the new protection level icons, and I need to be able to move files so that I can produce Wikipedia-local copies of the commons files. Bellezzasolo Discuss 03:31, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
 Done TheSandDoctor Talk 08:01, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user does not appear to have the permission file mover. MusikBot talk 08:10, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@TheSandDoctor: You forgot to give it to him!--Me llamo @B00TH$!FT Chat With Me 19:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
(Non-administrator comment) @Boothsift: Bellazza voluntarily requested self-removal of the right, in Special:Diff/869004206, and TSD carried out the request.--SkyGazer 512 Oh no, what did I do this time? 21:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
What SkyGazer said is correct. --TheSandDoctor Talk 07:36, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Mass message sender

New page reviewer

User:The Herald

Hi, its been some time that I've been here and before going for a break three years ago, I've been an active reviewer in AfC and the corresponding backlogs. Coming back now, you now require another userright for it. Would be great if I could do it all again and review and patrol pages better with this tools as I find the helper scripts kind of slow. Thanks a lot in advance. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 13:57, 9 November 2018 (UTC) The Herald (Benison) (talk) 13:57, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
The Herald Lack of recent participation and poor AfD record leads me to recommend against NPR at the present time. I'd suggest participation at AfD for a while to re-learn the Notability guidelines (a lot has changed in the past few years). — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 14:21, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
I'm unsure about this. Experience at AfC is a plus, but New Page Review is a lot more thorough than it used to be back in the day. @The Herald: can you review a couple of new articles in the backlog and show us where you're at?  Swarm  talk  22:19, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
@Swarm: On it.. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 12:10, 13 November 2018 (UTC)


I looked through the new pages feed after reading The Signpost's recent article on NPP, and it seems like a task I'd be able to help out with. I've read through the tutorial at Wikipedia:New pages patrol, and I hope my editing history will show I'm experienced enough to know how to follow the guidelines. Thanks for considering my request! Sdkb (talk) 11:42, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Page mover

Pending changes reviewer


Done on a one-month trial basis last month. Used in trial. 1 Matt14451 (talk) 18:58, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Courtesy ping Beeblebrox. Thanks, GABgab 15:44, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
I've looked for some indication of proper use of this tool but haven't actually fond any uses of it at all. Any chance you could recall when and where you used it so we can evaluate how it was used? Beeblebrox (talk) 19:18, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi, I've used it a few times over the last month. Will look through contributions now. Matt14451 (talk) 19:26, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@Beeblebrox: Looked through contributions, started when right was given as I made a few thousand minor edits last week so going through would be hard. Found an example of when I reverted vandalism. Doesn't seem like accepting edits shows up so I can't find evidence of those. Matt14451 (talk) 19:50, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Accepting edits are logged at Special:Log/review (switch "Type of review" to "Manual accept"). Mz7 (talk) 00:49, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Matt14451 (talk) 10:26, 18 November 2018 (UTC)


I've been around for a while and have a good understanding of our policies and guidelines, including WP:RS and NPOV. I mostly do small improvements, but also have little vandal-fighting sprees every so often. Honestly, I could have sworn I already had reviewer rights and had edited protected pages. In any case, I will find it useful from time to time. A2soup (talk) 04:01, 17 November 2018 (UTC) A2soup (talk) 04:01, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
 Done. GABgab 20:26, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


User:A 10 fireplane

Hello I have spent most my time on Wikipedia fighting vandalism, I would like to have roleback right to easily revert edits from proven vandals. I also have kept track of my vandals ---> HERE A 10 fireplane (talk) 02:38, 5 November 2018 (UTC) A 10 fireplane (talk) 02:38, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 98 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 02:51, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
Not done does not meet minimum requirements  Swarm  talk  20:15, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
@Swarm: would that be the 200 edit on the mainspace? A 10 fireplane (talk) 23:06, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
Yep, sorry, feel free to come back after you satisfy the minimum requirement. Just to be clear though, that's the bare minimum, the further you are above it, the better chances you'll have.  Swarm  talk  21:22, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@Swarm: sorry to disagree with you, but if this is an anti vandalism tool then why must I edit the mainspace? Is it to show I know what I'm doing? A 10 fireplane (talk) 06:03, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
You need to establish yourself as a competent and experienced editor before being granted special privileges.  Swarm  talk  09:27, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
@Swarm: ok thank you, I will be sure and reapply latter. Happy editing Face-smile.svg A 10 fireplane (talk) 02:12, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
@Swarm: I have reached 236 edits on the mainspace A 10 fireplane (talk) 00:11, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
  • first of all sorry for the interfere here. Looking at your request again and again A 10 fireplane u seems to be like in the process of hat collecting which will show bad impression on you future careeer on wikipedia. Ask for the right when you really need it. To know more about hat collecting visit here.[1]  TheRedBox (Talk) 06:58, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@TheRedBox:your interference is welcome, I ashure you I would not be applying just to show off, as its semi easy to get rights. I would actually be using it for vandalism. However I respect your decision. Happy editing Face-smile.svg A 10 fireplane (talk) 15:05, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@TheRedBox:One more thing what do mean 'Looking at your request again and again' I have only applied once A 10 fireplane (talk) 15:50, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@A 10 fireplane: thanks for clearing out. I mean you're discussing with admin again and again. The request is already closed as not done. so, please file a new request.  TheRedBox (Talk) 23:03, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@TheRedBox: I'm done, your trying to act like an admin and your input is no longer wanted. However thank you for sharing your opinion. Happy editing Face-smile.svg A 10 fireplane (talk) 06:22, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
@A 10 fireplane: User:TheRedBox is right, I have also asked User:GeneralizationsAreBad(who is an admin) about a similar incident and he agreed. --Me llamo @B00TH$!FT Chat With Me 19:54, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
@Boothsift: I know Generalizations he’s cool, and I respect Swarm’s decision I was just updating him on my current edit count on the main wiki. A 10 fireplane (talk) 02:31, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
@A 10 fireplane: Okay, then. Cheers--Me llamo @B00TH$!FT Chat With Me 04:25, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
@Boothsift: happy editing, hope to encounter you again down the road Face-smile.svg A 10 fireplane (talk) 06:07, 18 November 2018 (UTC)


I'd like to revert vandalism at a higher level. I have been using Twinkle for a while, and recently finished a course at the Counter Vandalism Unit's Academy with @Vermont:, who believes that I am ready for these rights (see here).
Thanks in advance, DannyS712 (talk) 22:05, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
 Done TheSandDoctor Talk 22:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)


I am a recent changes patroller and have been reverting vandalism for over five months. I would like to have the rollback privilege in order to do this more efficiently. Regarding my block log, I was blocked in June for edit-warring with IP on multiple articles, including Unforgettable (French Montana song), Zapotec civilization and Let Me Go (Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso song). Since then I have familiarised myself with Wikipedia:Edit warring, and now know that I should examine the diffs (even if the edits were made by a user/IP who was blocked) instead of reverting blindly. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 09:46, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


I am filing rollback request again cause i really need rollback right to fight aganist vandalism and make wikipedia clean as my eyes are always into countering vandalism. As i'm recently countering vandalism with twinkle, i found that huggle is more advanced tool for reverting vandalism. Hope to get this privilege.  TheRedBox (Talk) 06:28, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 06:30, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
@TheRedBox:It hasn't been a month yet. Cheers--Me llamo @B00TH$!FT Chat With Me 06:37, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Boothsift i'm in the middle of my mind here and decided to request before than that as always gets edit conflict and some ips are clever as they edit vandal from multiple ips at once & i realize that i should file a request once again cause huggle will help me out more in countering vandalism for sure and i think i've gained more experience than before as you can find it out through my vandal works. so, lets the closing admin decide as i request after two weeks.  TheRedBox (Talk) 06:46, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

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