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 17:10, 23 October 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



User:A Den Jentyl Ettien Avel Dysklyver

Tagging of article talk pages with WikiProject templates. Possible use for cleanup of geographical stubs. Will Probably use on fixing NHLE articles to show Historic England references rather than English Heritage references, something which I still need to do sometime. Dysklyver 21:34, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Personally I am inclined to decline this request due to what I feel is a lack of competence on the backend aspect of Wikipedia (see their talk page). However, I am most definitely Involved, so I'll just state my opinions. Primefac (talk) 21:51, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
I already have this permission on another account, and have had for over a month. Although I admit I have had major problems with the bankend aspect, as primefac puts it, they are entirely related to the notability guideline and how I managed to take a completely non-standard view on it, I have never had any problems anywhere else. It is partly because I won't be participating in the content of new pages so much that I will have time to do this. Dysklyver 22:24, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Not done Looking at what you propose to use this for, I agree with Primefac that you don't appear to know the Wikipedia backend well enough, and if I understand your proposal correctly you're likely to find yourself blocked for disruption if you attempt to carry it out. Assuming that by place parameters for later assessment you mean adding the "importance=" tag to those WikiProject templates that don't have it, those blank fields aren't included for a reason; many projects have either deprecated the importance field or have never used it. Judging from your talkpage, you're already starting to get close to a long-term block, and semi-automation scripts in the hands of someone who doesn't intimately understand Wikipedia policy is never going to end well. If I have misunderstood your proposal, feel free to re-apply but include a clear explanation of what you actually plan to use this tool for. ‑ Iridescent 22:40, 22 October 2017 (UTC)


Tagging of article talk pages with WikiProject templates. Will not be used in mainspace. See Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/DysklyverBOT for exact details. (User:A Den Jentyl Ettien Avel Dysklyver is responsible for this account). Dysklyver 21:34, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 0 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 21:40, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Procedural note - a BRFA associated with this bot account has not been opened. I know it's standard procedure to add a "bot" to the regular "active" list before it gets the flag, but without a BRFA there's no point in even doing that. Primefac (talk) 21:51, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Noted - a BRFA associated with this bot account has now been opened. Dysklyver 23:21, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

User:A Den Jentyl Ettien Avel Dysklyver

Exactly as above but without adding the empty |importance= parameter. Dysklyver 22:52, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
A Den Jentyl Ettien Avel Dysklyver, that is absolutely not what Iridescent meant. Primefac (talk) 22:58, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
It seemed to be the bulk of why it was marked not done, I have already pointed out that I have access to these tools already, and I am coming here to get feedback on my planned work before actually doing it, so as to avoid 'getting it wrong' as it were. If I truly wanted to break Wikipedia this would not be my chosen method, I don't understand why my apparent lack of understanding of the notability guideline has anything to do with my technical ability to place wikiproject tags. Dysklyver 23:08, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Not done Alex ShihTalk 00:14, 23 October 2017 (UTC)



I'd like to be able to create the page that would link to the red link on my name on the page for Stratton Oakmont. Bkovach7191 (talk) 01:14, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 01:20, 21 October 2017 (UTC)


 : I wish to make one small correction in your article on XXXtentacion you refer to X as a she in the line "due to her mothers financial.. etc." As many know this is incorrect because X identifies as a male. I know its silly and small, but its really bothering me. Thank you for taking your time to read this. Cooldog100 (talk) 05:15, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 05:20, 22 October 2017 (UTC)


I wish to edit the page for Kenneth E. Iverson ( to fill a link template with a photo that I took of Ken Iverson.

Roger Hui has created the template and link for me (half way down this page to the right of I.P.Sharp section with a red link that I tried to click to add the photo). I am unable as I only today created my account and have done no other edits, however Roger requires me to assign permission for the photo, so I can't request him to complete uploading the photo. Can you please help ? My userid is: rhodgkinson My email is: [email protected] I have been in IT (software development for 40 years). Thank you, Regards Rob Hodgkinson Rdhodgkinson (talk) 07:00, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 07:10, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

User:Bobherry (alt)

I am an alt of Bobherry Bobherry (alt) (talk) 14:59, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
 Comment: Can confirm. Bobherry Talk Edits 15:00, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
 Donexaosflux Talk 15:46, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Bobherry Talk Edits 15:55, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


I'm requesting this right as I am beginning to get more involved with AfC and New Page review. I plan to take it slow for a bit until I am fully comfortable with the guidelines set forth. Nihlus 18:09, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
 Done TonyBallioni (talk) 18:51, 21 October 2017 (UTC)


I am requesting this because I was doing this job few months back but the rights were taken back due to mass AfDs done by me and was asked to edit constructively for some time and then come back again. I'm experienced now and you can trust me. I will try to cut the backlog if you give me this job. Thanks, Störm (talk) 18:43, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment: This user has had this permission revoked in the past 180 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 18:50, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
 Admin comment: I removed this right on May 28, 2017. I'll let another admin review this request. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 19:26, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
 Comment: Hi Greenbörg, I went through your talk page discussions and it appears to me that you have taken all the advice given to you well for the past 3 months (edit slower, familiarize yourself with the policies more such as BLP and OUTING, or ask questions when you are unsure about something). I am leaning toward support, but I will leave this request here for now to see if anyone else wants to review also. Regards, Alex ShihTalk 02:46, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Alex Shih, I'm inclined to decline based on his activity today nominating BLPs for deletion: [2]. I don't know how it is possible to do an adequate BEFORE search for 10 living people in 44 minutes, and some of those being only 2 minutes apart. TonyBallioni (talk) 03:57, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
@TonyBallioni: I totally missed that, thanks! It appears that the advice given to limit himself to 5 AFD discussions a day are not being taken seriously. I am withdrawing my support. Alex ShihTalk 04:22, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Not done per above. TonyBallioni (talk) 04:23, 22 October 2017 (UTC)


I have recently graduated from the Counter Vandalism Unit Academy and I have a lot of experience fighting vandalism, especially recently with the rollback feature, with over 1500 edits, along with accepting pending changes. I also have used page curation to mark several articles for speedy deletion. I would like this right to help Wikipedia with the task of reviewing pages, and have read the guidelines. Hummerrocket (talk) 18:50, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
Not done Hummerrocket, you meet the numbers, but I'm not seeing evidence that you have much experience with page quality control, which is one of our standards. I'd recommend that you spend some time at WP:AFD looking over the existing debates and commenting where you feel comfortable. This will help you gain experience with our inclusion standard and allow an admin to judge whether or not you meet the requirements. Spend a bit more time there and in other areas of Wikipedia learning more about it, and consider applying again for the NPR permission in a month or so. TonyBallioni (talk) 19:04, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Page mover


I work on a lot of TV and film articles in moving them from the draftspace to mainspace when they are either ready or filming has begun (per WP:NFF) and must ask an admin to help with these moves or request a speedy deletion, every few months or so, and being able to do this myself would be great. I'm well versed in the Wikipedia naming conventions. Brojam (talk) 17:42, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer



Hi, I would like to request rollback rights. I am a active counter-vandalism user. I normally use Twinkle to revert these, but I would prefer to use Huggle/rollback feature because it would aid in recent changes patrolling and make it more efficient. SwagGangster 20:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 86 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 23:00, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
I withdraw my nomination SwagGangster 20:25, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Not done for the bot. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:04, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Template editor

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