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.
Bot report: No errors! Report generated at 01:30, 20 November 2017 (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 only need to give a reason for wanting AWB access if you do not meet these qualifications.
  • 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, 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 hoverbar.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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). 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



My last request was rejected for minor issues which I've improved on. I think the privilege will reduce backlogs at NPP. ʍaɦʋɛօtʍ (talk) 15:26, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 15:32, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
Looking at your recent article creation I see a few issues. You fail to use a capital letter for the word Yoruba in Olufunke, Oyeyemi, and Tunji. These pages were also not tagged as disambiguation pages. In Gambo Sawaba you used NigerianWiki as a source. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 15:40, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@Emir of Wikipedia:, using lowercase for Yoruba was an oversight, tagging them as disambiguation pages which you did was also wrong as they were lists of names and have been tagged as such. The Gambo Saweba was a big mistake, I was using it as a supporting reference and I was wrong to have used a Wiki, that was the only time I've ever used one and I've since created other articles.- I have removed it. ʍaɦʋɛօtʍ (talk) 18:13, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done the typos and such don't bother me: NPP wouldn't likely catch those anyway, and they'd be more likely to be caught by someone on AWB or doing categorizations. The use of a Wiki as a source, while a mistake, is something that is enough for me to think that your pages should be reviewed at NPP: its not a bad thing, I never had autopatrolled before I passed RfA and I wouldn't have received it if I had applied. It just means you go through the process that most editors go through. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:27, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Ok @TonyBallioni:, taken in good faith! ʍaɦʋɛօtʍ (talk) 14:54, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

User:My name is not dave

Greetings. I've done around 25 to 30 articles, four on DYK, so that should be fine. My name isnotdave (talk/contribs) 11:36, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done pretty recently had an article deleted at AfD for lack of notability. TonyBallioni (talk) 14:34, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
@TonyBallioni: How long would you say I should wait? My name isnotdave (talk/contribs) 18:45, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
My name is not dave, I'd wait 3 months before coming back. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:52, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Alright, cheers. I learned from my mistake with that article. My name isnotdave (talk/contribs) 18:56, 17 November 2017 (UTC)


Hello. I have come back to ask for autopatrolled status again after nearly gaining it this summer (21 June was the date my request was declined). Since then the quality of my 20 most recent articles (well, with the exception of [2]) have improved when compared to that of my older creations. I have also been granted NPR privileges since then, and, per feedback, have worked to add categories to my new articles. I now feel fairly confident that I can be trusted with autopatrolled status, but what are your thoughts? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SamHolt6 (talkcontribs) 05:59, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Comment: Reviewing in progress. I am inclined to accept, but since I assigned the NPR permission, I prefer another reviewer to take a look at this request. Alex Shih (talk) 18:07, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Alex Shih, I just did my review and was about to grant when you commented. If you see any issues, let me know. Otherwise, I'll grant it. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:11, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
@TonyBallioni: Thanks Tony, I regularly watch Sam's creations, and I don't see any issues after a random spot check. Please go ahead :-) Alex Shih (talk) 18:14, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done per above. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:15, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Much obliged.--SamHolt6 (talk) 19:06, 19 November 2017 (UTC)



I often make repetitive edits, so AWB would be useful to me. -- (Radiphus) 23:21, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 00:14, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Emir of Wikipedia

I am requesting this user to be able to use AWB to be easily and effectively make repetitive edits. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 22:29, 19 November 2017 (UTC) Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 22:29, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 00:14, 20 November 2017 (UTC)



Irajendragurjar (talk) 08:49, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 08:50, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done no reason given. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:05, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Aarsh AK

It's been a month and a lot of edits, and I can't wait to help more. Aarsh AK (talk) 02:45, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 02:50, 18 November 2017 (UTC)


Michaellolxdlol (talk) 11:07, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 11:10, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done. No reason given. GABgab 17:26, 19 November 2017 (UTC)


My account is older then four days and I have made more then ten edits; I am hoping to get confirmation to be able to publish my wiki page from my sandbox. Aj16g (talk) 01:27, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 01:30, 20 November 2017 (UTC)


Febibfaiby (talk) 04:20, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 04:20, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer

User:Arsh 18

I am hereby requesting the rights of New Page Reviewer and i had completely read Wikipedia's policies and guidelines on and about the topic. I think i could improve the new articles which is being created by unknown/known users. I am confidently sure that i can fight against any non-proper/non-genuine edits on the Wikipedia. Thank You and Hopefully --Arsh 18 (talk) 15:01, 18 November 2017 (UTC) Arsh 18 (talk) 15:01, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 17 days and has 22 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 15:10, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done per the bot. Come back when you have more experience (typically 3 months of active editing and 500 mainspace edits). TonyBallioni (talk) 15:36, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Mr leroy playpus

I would like to request new page reviewer rights. This request is primarily to allow me to review and improve pages created by new editors in South Sudan who took part in a “Wikipedia Sprint For Peace” workshop and are now working on articles related to peacebuilding here. (I will be unable to review many pages beyond these because my internet connection in South Sudan is terrible.) Mr leroy playpus (talk) 17:43, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done TonyBallioni (talk) 17:59, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Page mover


I'm familiar with the guidelines regarding page titles and help close discussions at WP:RM. I sometimes encounter elapsed discussion and backlogs where there is a consensus for page to be moved, but also exists as a redirect to another page and cannot be moved ordinarily. I'd like to request for PM right in order to reduce such backlogs. ʍaɦʋɛօtʍ (talk) 13:48, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for page mover declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 13:50, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Pinging @Alex Shih: and @Anarchyte: who were involved in my previously declined request. ʍaɦʋɛօtʍ (talk) 13:54, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Just an opinion, but the only time I this editor's name jumps at me is from a recent RM at Talk:John of Garland. They relisted a discussion that had unanimous support and had already been listed for two weeks. My suspicion is that because the supports weren't explicitly bolded they only skimmed the discussion rather than reading it fully, which is obviously less than ideal in someone who wants this userright to close RM discussions.

That said, every time I glance at this page the bar seems to be very low, so perhaps this error should not preclude Mahveotm from receiving this userright. Probably worth noting that another editor had also unnecessarily relisted the discussion and they have the page mover right. Jenks24 (talk) 14:24, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

 Done I see enough experience in RMs that you get the basic criteria for moving a page and our naming guidelines. I concur with Jenks24 that you probably shouldn't have relisted that one, but we have plenty of page movers who don't understand that, and I don't see it as a reason to prevent getting the flag. Also worth noting, RMs do not require a quorum to move, and moving is the default if there is no opposition and it is in line with naming conventions, but you may relist them if it seems likely to be controversial (I will personally almost always relist anything involving non-English names at least once, even with no comments). A big part of the page mover tool is being able to user discretion as to when moves should be done, both in the RM process and on your own. If you have any questions about it, you are free to ask at Wikipedia talk:Requested moves. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:25, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
FWIW (I got pinged), I agree with Tony's reasoning. In regards to that relisted RM, consensus can typically be considered to exist after one or two relistings with no responses (that's how I close those types of RMs, anyway). Anarchyte (work | talk) 05:42, 20 November 2017 (UTC)


I have been on site for more than two years and have made more than 15,000 edits. More to the point, I have been a regular volunteer at the Articles for Creation project for more than a year. While doing that work, I have occasionally come across situations where the Page Mover right would have expedited my assistance to the new editors there. As for Requested Moves, I have not participated in many such discussions and do not intend to use the right to close them. My purpose in requesting the Mover right is solely motivated by the work I do at Articles for Creation. NewYorkActuary (talk) 20:47, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done useful for AfC/NPP work. See no evidence they would abuse it. TonyBallioni (talk) 21:13, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


In order to be able to review pending changes, obviously. This isn't a job interview, I'm a volunteer. Thanks in advance. nagualdesign 11:57, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done Widr (talk) 16:40, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Widr. Sorry for the late reply, I've been busy. Regards, nagualdesign 17:11, 17 November 2017 (UTC)


Can i be granted this right on Wikipedia?

i have read and understood the article Thank You. Thegooduser (talk) 01:07, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

 Automated comment This user has 82 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 01:10, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done the majority of your recent contributions are to your own userpage, and I can only see one article edit in the last 100. This isn't enough of a measurable track record for this permission. Come back when you have a bit more experience. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:11, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Requiem II

I have extensively using Twinkle to warn users, and is also granted the rollback right. I hope to be granted with the pending changes reviewer right so that I can contribute more effectively in Wikipedia. Thank you. Requiem II (talk) 00:09, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done TonyBallioni (talk) 00:12, 19 November 2017 (UTC)


To push through valid pending changes, mainly on football articles. Nzd (talk) 18:27, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done Alex Shih (talk) 18:30, 19 November 2017 (UTC)


To push through valid pending changes, mainly on football articles.--Oleola (talk) 19:38, 19 November 2017 (UTC) Oleola (talk) 19:38, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done Mz7 (talk) 03:35, 20 November 2017 (UTC)


Template editor

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