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 01:50, 27 April 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 come from members of the Arbitration Committee or a user who is requesting their own access be removed.



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


I am doing a Wikipedia unit in my Freshman Seminar class. Just ran into the 6 account limit. BrandtSchneider (talk) 12:04, 26 April 2017 (UTC) BrandtSchneider (talk) 12:04, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Your log shows you have never created an account for someone, please elaborate. — xaosflux Talk 12:10, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@Gilliam: are you already working on something for this? — xaosflux Talk 12:11, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
I am having students create their accounts. I got 6 through. Others are waiting. I dont know how to bulk create accounts as a teacher. Please help!! BrandtSchneider (talk) 12:13, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
One immediate fix would be have them create their accounts via mobile phones (not on your WiFi) - that way they will have unique IP addresses - will see if Gilliam responds before doing anything else. — xaosflux Talk 14:55, 26 April 2017 (UTC)



Hi. My reason for requesting autopatrolled permission is -

- in my editing over a long period I have demonstrated a knowledge of relevant WP policies including BLP, COPY, VERIFY and NOTE. - I have created articles regularly enough to make it more efficient to have this permission, and am preparing further articles in related areas to those already created, specifically Irish historical figures, major items of legislation Thanks Zymurgy (talk) 21:12, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done Swarm 05:26, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


I create tens of redirects every day and have created enough number of articles that are adherent to WP guidelines. I'm intending to create tens of new medical articles from this list. I take care of the general article style, adding wiki links, interwiki, categorization, templates, avoiding plagiarism, uploading and adding pictures, moving pages, redirecting, disambiguation, etc. I think I'm eligible now that my articles be autoreviewed. --Brainist (talk) 13:04, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 13:10, 26 April 2017 (UTC)



I'd just like to use it to fix a lot of typos in articles. I have more than 250 non-automated mainspace edits, unlike last time I applied.
 Automated comment This user has approximately 272 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 12:20, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Administrator note: The last request (under an older username) can be found at Special:PermaLink/733850253#User:Kernosky MusikAnimal talk 19:07, 20 April 2017 (UTC)


I'd like to use AWB for making large number of similar edits to articles related to Taipei Metro, for replacing the old naming system across all stations. Szqecs (talk) 18:23, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Note: I would like to use it on my new account: Szqecs1. Szqecs (talk) 20:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done – please create a userpage for Szqecs1 disclosing it as a legitimate alternate account. – Juliancolton | Talk 16:55, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user does not appear to have been added to the CheckPage. MusikBot talk 17:00, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
 Comment:The request was not for the account making the request, it was for an alternate account, which is listed now. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 07:07, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


To make common edits and infobox cleanups on multiple pages. -- Pankaj Jain Capankajsmilyo (talk · contribs · count) 09:52, 23 April 2017 (UTC)


To be more efficient when copyediting articles. Esprit15d • talkcontribs 14:15, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
 Donexaosflux Talk 15:16, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


I'd like to be enabled to use the software to make my copyediting activities more efficient. Tanonero (msg) 12:26, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


I'd like to use it, so it would be easier for me to edit articles. Stvbastian (talk) 16:21, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


User:Jerry Lnrpa

Jerry Lnrpa (talk) 19:15, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 19:20, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done No reason given. — xaosflux Talk 03:49, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


IAvinashChandra (talk) 05:07, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Kindly confirm the account, IAvinashChandra Thank you.

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 05:10, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done No reason given. — xaosflux Talk 03:49, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


I'm a student at College of Dupage, and for an English assignment for the Wikipedia Course with section 1102 we have to edit a Wikipedia article. When I first started looking at this page it was not locked. I was wondering if I can continue to edit this page. My current edits I want to add are down below, with the section they will be under, and citations. Thank you.

Under the Legacy and Impact section Broadway: Hamilton uses two different transformations to show change. The musical uses the background of the American Revolution and also uses the musical genre of Hip Hop to tell a story. [1] In the "Use in Education" section In 2016, Moraine Valley Community College started a Hamilton appreciation movement, Straight Outta Hamilton, hosting panels and events that talk about the musical itself and relate them to current events.[2][3] Jump up ^ Miranda, Lin-Manuel, and Jeremy McCarter. Hamilton: The Revolution. New York, NY: Grand Central, 2016. Print. Jump up ^ Shapirob (talk) 17:34, 17 April 2017 (UTC) I also have a link to an article talking about Moraine Valley's One Book, One College collaboration. Jump up ^ Shapirob (talk) 17:30, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 17:30, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Please note, mis-use of confirmed status to move or add inappropriate links may results in loss of flags and/or blocks. Added with 30 day expiration, as you will automatically become confirmed after making a few more edits. — xaosflux Talk 03:48, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


Hello, I am a student of Dr Todd Dufresne at Lakehead University and he has requested me to upload his image onto his wikipedia page. I am requesting confirmed rights so I may do this. I have the complete copyright of the image Gcchuati (talk) 21:01, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 21:10, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done – please follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Files for upload. Note that unless you are the creator of this image or it has been explicitly and publicly released under a free license, you will be asked to confirm via our OTRS email service that permission for use has been granted. – Juliancolton | Talk 04:20, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

User:Walmart Wifi

I have found a grammatical error on the "Universe" page, and would like to correct it but it's semi-protected. I have not had 10 edits yet, and don't want to change things for the sake of an edit count if I'm not 100% sure about it. I appreciate your time to approve/deny my request. Walmart Wifi (talk) 23:41, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done@Walmart Wifi: Please use the {{Edit semi-protected}} template (see instructions at the link) to request changes. Otherwise, you only need four more edits to be autoconfirmed, so that shouldn't be too difficult to achieve... use your imagination. :) – Juliancolton | Talk 04:14, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


JAGuar1741 (talk) 10:42, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

I want to become one of the confirmed users to properly edit pages and upload photographs when that is necessary. Best regards, JAGuar1741

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 10:50, 26 April 2017 (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! As an aside, you'll be autoconfirmed in under two days. – Juliancolton | Talk 19:35, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


I would like to have the New Page Reviewer right so that I can help reduce the massive backlog that has been going on for quite a long time. Last time I requested this user right, I got declined because I did not have enough of a track record. I believe that now, I have a sufficient track record for it to be decided if I am ready or not ready for this user right. I can confirm that I have read and understood the tutorial at Wikipedia:New pages patrol. Thank you for the consideration. Tompop888 (talk) (contribs) 16:43, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for new page reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 16:50, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Since you last came, it looks like you've done a pretty high amount of constructive mainspace editing w/o any issues. You're still on the newer end though, so take it slowly and make sure you understand the use of the tool before starting. Lord Roem ~ (talk) 04:18, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
@Lord Roem: Thank you, and understood. Tompop888 (talk) (contribs) 04:58, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

User:Wt is this

I am requesting NPP rights as during the previous system i actively patrolled. I am coming back to Wikipedia and enjoy this role of patrolling new pages. I have been a member since 2008, but now with a greater understanding of which new pages are allowed. Wt is this (talk) 22:45, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Lord Roem ~ (talk) 04:22, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

User:Yashovardhan Dhanania

I've been fighting vandalism, and patrolling new pages for quite some time. This will help me mark pages as reviewed and also give access to the page curation tool. I've also helped at afc, rfm and drn. Yashovardhan (talk) 10:34, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Lord Roem ~ (talk) 07:23, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

User:Sarah Canbel

I tend to review existing articles, but the outstanding New Page list is large and trending even larger. While I can't promise to do major quantities of work in the space, I've reviewed the tutorial, video, etc. and am applying for the perm on the principle that some contribution is better than none. Sarah Canbel (talk) 11:45, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 37 days. MusikBot talk 11:50, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done Not experienced enough. Lord Roem ~ (talk) 04:33, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


I've been on Wikipedia for some time now and would like to step it up. I have rollback permissions, and have over 500 edits. I get most of my edits are to user talk, when I am helping new editors. From that I've gained much knowledge on on policy, including what makes a good article, and the article class. That is why the reviewer permissions are the best thing to assign me with, plus I with help with the giant backlog of new pages.


CopernicusAD (u) (t) :) 19:06, 21 April 2017 (UTC) CopernicusAD (u) (t) :) 19:06, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

 Automated comment This user has 166 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 19:10, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done You have less than 500 edits in the mainspace. Need to demonstrate more experience first. Lord Roem ~ (talk) 04:28, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


Hello. I am already patrolling new pages and recent changes (my CSD log can be found here ) And I would like tobe granted this right, in order to be able to use the page curation and the patrol tools.
I confirm that I have read and fully understood the "new page review tutorial" Kostas20142 (talk) 11:24, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Lord Roem ~ (talk) 04:34, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


I can help out with reviewing new articles if you wish, I have a fair idea of what a bad new article looks like :) forgot to mention I have read the tutorial Towel401 (talk) 22:25, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Lord Roem ~ (talk) 07:35, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


Back from extended wikibreak, new page review bit is new since I left. Extensive AFC reviewing and NewPagesFeed cleanup/tagging experience. CSD log A412 (TalkC) 23:47, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Lord Roem ~ (talk) 07:36, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


I have done some reviewing in the past and am interested in helping with the backlog. I have experience in article creation and am familiar with the expectations for new articles. I have read the guidelines for reviewing at Wikipedia:New pages patrol. Ry's the Guy (talk|contribs) 10:35, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Lord Roem ~ (talk) 16:58, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


Hello! I am a long-term editor on Wikipedia and new-page patrolling is one of my main contributions to Wikipedia. I only recently realised there was a NPP permissions flag, so I'm kindly asking for it to be applied to my account. Many thanks! Osarius - Want a chat? 14:19, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Lord Roem ~ (talk) 18:50, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Page mover


I patrol new pages, and I'd like to be able to move new pages with incorrect surname capitals to the correct capitalization without needing to apply for a WP:R3 speedy deletion for the redirect (which is hit & miss because some admins aren't even aware that it now applies to redirects created in this way). Exemplo347 (talk) 16:46, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for page mover declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 16:50, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done Not comfortable granting any permissions where another admin said no only a month ago and there's no indication you've done what they asked (esp. as your basis is similar, almost identical to the first request). Lord Roem ~ (talk) 07:21, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

User:Jupitus Smart

I have become a frequent Recent Changes stalker since being granted Rollback. A look at my contributions history will show that I have been doing a decent job at that. I currently skip over Pending Changes revisions and it would be nice to look at them as well and approve/reject them. Jupitus Smart 04:54, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Mz7 (talk) 17:19, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


I could use this additional right to help accept or deny pending changes on music-related articles. MassiveYR 20:07, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for pending changes reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([4]). MusikBot talk 20:10, 26 April 2017 (UTC)



I want a rollback rights to help me expand my access to the tools and rights that would help me dealing with vandalism as it increases significantly on my watchlist. Nopphan (talk) 03:48, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

User:Nihlus Kryik

I've returned to WP from retirement of about 7 years. I mainly did technical edits and fought vandalism. My main tool (Huggle) requires it, so I would like to have it if possible. I know this account is fairly new, so I can email an administrator my last account info to verify if necessary. Thanks! nihlus kryik (talk) 05:18, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 4 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 05:20, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
What's the name of your prior account and why did you make a new one? You may email me if you prefer. Lord Roem ~ (talk) 07:39, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done Email received. Your previous account had multiple blocks for various issues. I need you to demonstrate new, unproblematic experience with this account before granting you this tool. You were not under any existing sanctions currently, so you probably fall under the 'clean start' rules. Please read those carefully. Best of luck with your new editing, Lord Roem ~ (talk) 16:26, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Template editor


To assist with new edit patrol. Esprit15d • talkcontribs 02:20, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  1. Green tickY (guideline: >1, applicant: 12)
  2. Green tickY (guideline: >1000, applicant: >~28k)
  3. Green tickY (guideline: >150, applicant: ~461)
  4. Green tickY (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: N/A)
  5. Red XN (guideline: 3, applicant: ~0)
  6. Red XN (guideline: 5, applicant: ~0)
Not done - the last time Espirit15d edited a template was 2014. No evidence of need at the moment. As a point of note, I did not find any TpERs in their editing history, but some edits like this made in 2006-08 seem to have been done before there was template protection. This time period is also the last I see evidence of any technical work, with the more recent material being largely gnoming. I'm also not overly convinced with their rationale, as new edit patrol doesn't really go much into templates (nor would new templates be template-protected anyway). Primefac (talk) 02:32, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
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