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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 17:42, 23 October 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



Hello! I was recently mentioned as eligible for this right on this database, and hence considered formally applying. I have created over 60 articles in my short while here, and I have helped clean up several random articles and drafts. I would love to help further clean up the backlog of new articles yet to be reviewed if I can. Kindest regards, Spinster300 (talk) 09:35, 14 October 2018 (UTC). Spinster300 (talk) 09:35, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
  • @Spinster300: I just want to make sure you understand what you're requesting, because your statement isn't entirely clear. Are you interested in working on the new unreviewed articles backlog? i.e. being a reviewer? Because that's actually a different right, which you can request here. This right doesn't do anything whatsoever except exempt your article creations from the New Page Review process, but only if the Reviewers aren't finding anything to tag or improve in your articles. If that's what you're meaning to request, please just confirm and we'll look over your creations.  Swarm  talk  22:52, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Dear Swarm, I wish to request that my new articles are exempt from the New Page Review process: my earlier articles, were of course thoroughly cleaned up by senior editors, but as I've learned and honed my skills, most all of my recent articles pass without much error. But thank you for seeking clarification, I equally wish to apply for the New Page Reviewer right, but I'm not sure I'm eligible at present to do so. Kind regards, Spinster300 (talk) 17:16, 17 October 2018 (UTC).
@Spinster300: Alright, well it looks like you do good work for Wikipedia. Seriously, you're bringing in good articles. They're still getting a bit of touch-up from Reviewers, but that's not my primary concern. What you're doing, translating articles from other Wikis, is great, but it doesn't necessarily demonstrate your own article creation abilities. You're not developing articles yourself, you're simply translating articles other people have created. As I explained to another user above, when someone only creates stubs within a limited scope, they might make disqualifying mistakes if they subsequently step out of their area of experience and have autopatrolled revoked. And, as I said to them, their is no intention to criticize the work you've done or your competence as an editor, it simply means that the things we're actually looking for (high quality content development that clearly demonstrates expertise on Wikipedia's policies and guidelines) are a bit lacking. Do you have any additional content experience outside of the articles you've created that can demonstrate this? Otherwise, can you sum up Wikipedia's content policies and guidelines, and how editing disputes should be resolved?  Swarm  talk  21:19, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Dear Swarm, thank you for your kind praises! Yes, I admit that my work has had a limited scope; but I have studied Wikipedia's editing policies well before I chose to become an editor. I wish to help develop high quality content in the articles on Wikipedia, if membership into this project would allow me to maximize my potential to do so. And to answer your questions, I believe the key content polices and guidelines would be those of neutrality of the text, verifiability of the statements via secondary sources and not allowing original research on article topics. As for disputes, I would personally be diplomatic and try to negotiate a truce, focusing on the nature of the article or the content there-in that is being disputed on. Worst case, I would definitely ask for help from a senior editor. I hope these answers help; if you still feel I am too young to be a member on here, I will respectfully withdraw my application and reapply after I have more experience. Kind regards, Spinster300 (talk) 12:38, 21 October 2018 (UTC).



Requesting AutoWikiBrowser access to add/edit info/navboxes and categories to pages more efficiently. Rdzogschen (talk) 07:53, 14 October 2018 (UTC)



.. please do the needful.

Thank you. Nareshit666 (talk) 08:20, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 08:20, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 08:20, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Event coordinator


The 1000 Women in Religion Project is holding an event at the Parliament of World Religions.

The Parliament dates are November 1 - 7, 2018 The date, time and place of our presentation is November 3, 2018, 2:15 - 3:45pm, Rm 716B, The Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC), 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto ON M5V 3L9, Canada. We will be helping participants to create accounts Dzingle1 (talk) 14:16, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

 Automated comment This user was granted temporary event coordinator rights by Stwalkerster (expires 19:10, 8 November 2018 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 19:10, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done stwalkerster (talk) 19:11, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

User:Hargun 13

Hargun 13 (talk) 07:33, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
I want you to confirm my account as soon as possible because I want to publish an article about a thing that only 16 people know about in this universe.
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 07:40, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
You will be autoconfirmed usually after 4 days and 10 edits. Also, if you are going to make an article about something that only 16 people know, that's not notable. PorkchopGMX 16:43, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Not done this access is not about publishing new articles. — xaosflux Talk 17:50, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer

Page mover


Would be useful in closing RMs. L293D ( • ) 15:36, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for page mover declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 15:40, 20 October 2018 (UTC)


As a file mover, i have faced the need to suppress a redirect during a move, when the old title meets the criteria for speedy deletion. As a page mover, i would like to help with technical requests and some potentially controversial requests that have been under discussion. - Radiphus (talk) 08:09, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Not done. File moving and page moving are two different beasts, and I'm seeing very little experience in the "move" field for articles, whether that be participating in, closing, or otherwise assisting in RMs. You're welcome to start helping out with the technical requests, but until you're finding yourself often needing to do a page swap or suppress a redirect then you don't yet need this perm. Primefac (talk) 13:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


Just have to look that backlog for anything but Vandalism. Sheldybett (talk) 09:21, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 73 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 09:30, 21 October 2018 (UTC)


I'm requesting this right as I'd like to help out with the backlog here - I would think my track record of editing and anti-vandalism work is suitable enough; I've read and understand the relevant policies. I was granted the rollback right here quite a while ago and I'm a sysop at simplewikt. Hiàn (talk) 01:49, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done. GABgab 14:34, 23 October 2018 (UTC)



I want to start using WP:IGLOO So said The Great Wiki Lord. (talk) 18:55, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Not done Only one vandalism revert this year. Please see WP:ROLLBACK#Requesting_rollback_rights. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:33, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
How many vandalism reverts will I need, for you be feel comfortable that I can identify vandalism? So said The Great Wiki Lord. (talk) 15:31, 21 October 2018 (UTC) because the article you cited said "there is no fixed requirement." So said The Great Wiki Lord. (talk) 15:31, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Right, there isn’t a fixed requirement, but it’s going to be >1. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:20, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
I was trying to get a little insight, but if the requirement is ">1" then I already meet that, please have a check at my vandalism revert count. So said The Great Wiki Lord. (talk) 01:48, 22 October 2018 (UTC)


Since I started Wikipedia in August, I have been focusing on WP:AfD and WP:UAA, but putting as aside I have been interested in Anti-Vandalism, but I have little or no contributions so far. Sheldybett (talk) 09:31, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 99 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 09:20, 23 October 2018 (UTC)


I have 5 years Wikipedia experience on multiple accounts, and have helped revert vandalism. Foxnpichu (talk) 21:25, 21 October 2018 (UTC) Foxnpichu (talk) 21:25, 21 October 2018 (UTC)


I want to launch igloo Spurb (talk) 03:12, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

User:Huff slush7264

easier to revert vandalism when I am monitoring the edit filter log Huff slush7264 talk 17:40, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 17:42, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Template editor


I have been editing Wikipedia for more than four years and have a clean block record. I meet the requirements except for #5 and 6. While I usually do not edit protected templates, now that I am a coordinator of Wikipedia:WikiProject Military History, I will be editing protected templates such as the project templates more frequently, and would like to be able to do it myself instead of asking for a request. One of the edits I would like to make is shown by this sandbox diff, and appears to work properly. Kges1901 (talk) 11:37, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
  1. Green tickY (guideline: >1 year, applicant: 4)
  2. Green tickY (guideline: >1000 edits, applicant: ~37.7k)
  3. Green tickY (guideline: >150 template edits, applicant: ~529)
  4. Green tickY (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: NA)
  5. Red XN (guideline: 3 sandboxes, applicant: ~1)
  6. Red XN (guideline: 5 requests, applicant: ~1)
Primefac (talk) 12:39, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Kges1901, out of curiosity, is it just {{WikiProject Military history}} that needs editing or are there others? Primefac (talk) 12:39, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Right now I only need to edit {{WikiProject Military History}}, but in the future I may need to edit it again. Kges1901 (talk) 13:16, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Not done. I've dropped the protection on the template to ECP, so you should be good to go. If you do find yourself making a bunch of successful TPERs you're welcome to re-apply. Primefac (talk) 13:32, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
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