Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Administrator instructions

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 21:10, 20 March 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 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


I am facilitating STL Art+Feminism which may include a number of new editors. Lastchapter (talk) 17:15, 6 March 2018 (UTC) Lastchapter (talk) 17:15, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Event is March 26, 2018. — xaosflux Talk 02:41, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
{{onhold}} until closer to the event. [stwalkerster|talk] 19:25, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done for event. — xaosflux Talk 14:30, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


Hi! I'll be running an Art + Feminism edit-a-thon at the University of Arizona Poetry Center on March 23, 2018, from noon-3 PM (the event is advertised on our website here: I've been encouraging participants to set up Wikipedia accounts before they arrive, but I expect that not everyone will get this done, and I'd like to request temporary Account Creator status for March 23 so that I can help people set up accounts as needed on the day of the event. Thanks so much for considering; happy to provide any further info you need. Belthorne (talk) 17:30, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
{{on hold}} until closer to event. — xaosflux Talk 17:47, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done for event. — xaosflux Talk 14:15, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

User:Chris troutman

I plan to use ACC to support this event on 25 March. Please revoke after that date. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:37, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done for event. — xaosflux Talk 23:37, 19 March 2018 (UTC)


I am a librarian leading two Wikipedia trainings at Glendale Community College on March 22 and 23, which will include new editors. They have been asked to make an account in advance, but to be safe I'm requesting temporary Account Creator status.

 Done for event. [stwalkerster|talk] 22:12, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


I am supporting an edit-a-thon for Women's History Month on Saturday, March 24th from 11am-4pm (3pm-8pm UTC) and expect that many participants will need to create new accounts. Thanks for considering! Colalibrarian (talk) 21:36, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done for event. [stwalkerster|talk] 22:12, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


User:Godric ki Kothri

Created 28 articles about India related topics specially assembly constituencies. currently working on politics related articles of India. Godric ki Kothritalk to me 14:23, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
 DoneTom Morris (talk) 19:09, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


User:Lord Belbury

Looks like this would be useful to make edits to fix common problems across categories of articles, specifically adding "coords missing" templates and changing "display=inline" to "inline,title" for coordinates. Lord Belbury (talk) 20:30, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Lord Belbury, out of curiosity, how would you find these pages missing coordinates? Primefac (talk) 17:07, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
I can't remember an example offhand, but I occasionally find articles which are lacking the template, and it seems useful to be able to quickly scan a relevant category to see if it's in a bot's blind spot, and fix the articles up if so. --Lord Belbury (talk) 18:35, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Um... I'm not exactly sure how AWB would help with that. It sounds more like you want to be using PetScan. Primefac (talk) 16:40, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
It would help me to "fix the articles up if so" - AWB would let me add the template to those articles semi-automatically as needed, wouldn't it, rather than opening and editing every article in my browser? I'd also be able to fix up coordinate templates where they're specified as "inline" and would be more useful to the API as "inline,title" (eg. maybe all fifty articles in Category:West End theatres, I'd noticed). These are the kinds of fixes I'm making here and there, but not doing exhaustively because it's quite fiddly and time-consuming. --Lord Belbury (talk) 18:21, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 12:05, 19 March 2018 (UTC)



I would like to make my editing tasks easier. Tabletop123 16:13, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 17:22, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 450 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 17:22, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Such as....? Primefac (talk) 16:36, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi, what do I need to say as the answer? I am new here, hence asking. Thanks. --Tabletop123 20:52, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Tabletop123 What you need to say is what exactly you want to use AWB for. Give examples of the repetitive editing tasks that you have in mind. Schwede66 22:32, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done, no reply (twice). Primefac (talk) 14:21, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


Doing a lot of repetitive tasks - It looks like this software might help me SkymasterUK (talk) 18:59, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 321 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 19:00, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
SkymasterUK, what sort of repetitive tasks? I've looked through your contribution history and it looks like you rarely edit more than a couple of times per day. Primefac (talk) 11:45, 19 March 2018 (UTC)


Not really sure what Ill do with it right now but it may be useful one day. L293D () 15:03, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 337 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 15:10, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done. If you have no use for it now then there's no point in granting access. You're welcome to request access in the future if you often find yourself making similar/repeated editing operations. Primefac (talk) 16:31, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
It would be useful, for example, for adding WikiProjects on talk pages and other stuff. L293D () 22:24, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Would make repetitive tasks easier. For example, adding the WikiProject Ireland template on talk pages of pages listed at Category:Irish people or stuff like that. L293D () 22:24, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


Think it will be useful for checking and amending incorrect links on ship index pages which should go direct to the individual ship Lyndaship (talk) 18:10, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 18:20, 16 March 2018 (UTC)


Would like to use page global change ability (string/search/replace). For example, short names used here, General der Nachrichtenaufklärung are being italicised. To do this accurately and also cover additions, access to the global change function would be most useful. Doing this manually is a pain, and prone to error. Neils51 (talk) 12:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Neils51, in reading through your talk page it looks like there have been a few instances where you seem to "go your own way" with regards to grammar and wording. AWB might reduce the number of errors one would normally get by manually doing a repetitive task, but it also increases the number of errors when a change is context-dependent. What would be your response if someone questions your recent changes across a number of pages you edited with AWB? Primefac (talk) 11:53, 19 March 2018 (UTC)


I'm looking to move away from anti-vandalism work, and AWB looks like the perfect tool to use to get started working on formatting and small fixes on articles. (typos, formatting, fixing cats, dates, etc.) Vermont | reply here 19:32, 17 March 2018 (UTC)


I wanted to contribute Wikipedia more effectively and faster way.. thank you Yourmistake (talk) 03:53, 18 March 2018 (UTC) Yourmistake (talk) 03:53, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autowikibrowser declined in the past 90 days ([1]) and has approximately 166 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 09:00, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done still does not meet minimum editing requirements. Primefac (talk) 17:17, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


I would like to be able to make the repetitive edits that clear the 'Biography articles without living parameter' category easier, as currently, it takes a while to carry out these edits (and the category keeps on getting flooded by AWB edits that do not include the living parameter). This would help to ensure that the BLP policy notices are placed on the right articles. Thanks. Wpgbrown (talk) 16:01, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 16:10, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 12:05, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

User:Yoshi24517 (mobile)

Alternate account of Yoshi24517. Alternate account for permissions. Please hold for pending confirmation. Yoshi24517 (mobile) (talk) 05:09, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 0 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 05:10, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Oh be quiet MusikBot. :P Yoshi24517 (mobile) (talk) 05:12, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
I confirm the above. Yoshi24517Chat Very Busy 05:13, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 12:05, 19 March 2018 (UTC)



Hello, I would like to know why I am not auto-confirmed yet and to kindly ask you to confirm my rights. I am creating a page on the awards that the Complex Systems Society gives every year and I would like to have the right to also upload the picture of these awards, so that it is clearer to the people. I think this page needs to be there, because it is relevant to a huge scientific community and I believe will be better connected with contributions like this, that acknowledge the actions of other scientists in this field. Thank you very much in advance for your time and advice. Epanagakou (talk) 14:16, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 14:20, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done You're not autoconfirmed because this is your first edit; there are length and contribution requirements. Make some edits and you'll be autoconfirmed. I'd recommend reading Wikipedia:Your first article before you start drafting your article. ~ Amory (utc) 14:38, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


I want to upload my copyright images. Kn903 (talk) 22:54, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done - If the file you want to upload is available under a free license, it should be uploaded to our free media repository, the Commons. You do not need any special permissions to upload there, and you can use the same username and password you use here. If it is not available under a free license, it should be requested using the Files for Upload process, which does not require any special permissions. ~ Amory (utc) 00:41, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer

User:Some Gadget Geek

As an experienced editor on Wikipedia, I am firmly aware of what constitutes an acceptable and non-acceptable page on this site and would like to request access to additional tools that will enable me to accomplish this task more efficiently. Thank you for your consideration, ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 19:04, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done ~ Amory (utc) 00:49, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


I find it useful for my wiki contributions Yourmistake (talk) 20:16, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 69 days and has 265 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 00:01, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Comment while this user doesn't have enough experience to meet the normal numerical standards, they do seem to edit heavily in Indian-language films (particularly Malayalam), which is a perennial cause of NPP backlogs. power~enwiki (π, ν) 20:20, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done per the numbers but also because their explanation for why they want to review articles doesn't really demonstrate they have the experience we are looking for. We are also under the 90 day no index point, so I don't think needing someone to help with that part of they backlog is as pressing a need right now as it might have been in the past, so I'm not seeing anything that would outweigh the lack of meeting the criteria and request. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:49, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


I'd like the new page reviewer right added to my account as I used to hang out in Special:NewPagesFeed quite often, and with the changes to the tools, I now need the right to patrol as I once did. I'm getting back into Wikipedia editing and this right would be helpful. I already have the autopatrolled right, if that helps. StewdioMACK (talk) 05:34, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done You've been away for a long time and a lot has changde in that time, and I don't see an immediate need for the tools. Please complete 90 days active editing to get up to speed and ask again.Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:10, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


I am an experienced editor invited to apply by Usernamekiran on the basis of my prior edits. I believe I have a good understanding of WP policies, and that this would be a useful tool to help deal with any backlog you may have. Anaxial (talk) 18:26, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I suggested him. In my opinion he is a good candidate. A second look from the assessing admin is requested as usual. —usernamekiran(talk) 18:29, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
 DoneTom Morris (talk) 19:15, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


I Am editing Wikipedia for more than 11 years and recently seeing a flood of self promotional new articles which are not worthy enough... specifically, in India, most of the internet population is not aware of Wikipedia's general notability guidelines and importance of reliable sources...and these days many new users are creating self/business promotional articles in bulk... with my decade old knowledge in these basic guidelines i think i can help here.. thank you. Adamstraw99 (talk) 21:54, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Page mover


I'm doing new page reviewing mostly from the back of the queue, which is where the repeat offenders tend to accumulate. A frequent case is the article that got draftified, then moved back out into mainspace by the originator, but still isn't in good shape and thus has to go back to draft. In such a case I'd like to be able to move the draftspace redirect out of the way and tag it for deletion, rather than dump this on RFPM or an admin. That, and the occasional uncontroversial swap of redirect and article title (related copy/paste moves being another common thing at the NPP tail end), is the only use I would foresee making of the permissions. - Other solutions naturally exist (RFPM/admin request), so feel free to tell me that I don't have much of a demonstrated need :) -- Elmidae (talk · contribs) 12:10, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
 Done Primefac (talk) 13:02, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


Ran into the need for this right when I was trying to move a draft page to an article that was already a re-direct (the link to my request is here [2]). I would likely only use it for situations like the one I've requested (where it would be non-controversial moves over redirects). Nomader (talk) 17:50, 20 March 2018 (UTC) Nomader (talk) 17:50, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
 DoneTom Morris (talk) 19:19, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


I've run into problems several times when trying to rename articles (mostly scientific articles) that already have a redirect with >1 edit occupying that name. Natureium (talk) 19:22, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for page mover declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 19:30, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Correct. I'm not sure why my request was declined when my request was for similar reasons to a lot of the other requests, and my contributions are sound. The reason given could apply to many of the people that were approved. Natureium (talk) 22:14, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


I have request to be granted this permission previously, though sadly it was closed more-or-less due to the ticket's inactivity but also because there appeared to be no "immediate need". Hence, I would like to re-request it now, but properly:
I have three reasons for applying for this right. My primary reason why I would like to have this feature is because I often stumble over pages where their names should have been updated (name change, proper disamibugation, you name it), but have not, with a redirect existing instead. These instances make me unable of moving articles to their proper locations and often have me resort to WP:RMT for assistance, and you do find me lingering about in the page's history. Reason number two is rather minor, but also crucial: I made an example for when a user decided to move a whole bunch of pages with the appendix "on Round Things" (example), which dearly wanted but was unable to move because "a page of that name already exist[ed]". I wouldn't say that I encounter this frequently, but when I do, I would to be able to revert it. I also plan on doing some routine work for the aformentioned WP:RMT to take some work off Anthony Appleyard in the later hours of the UTC day, as I had already outlined in my original request.
Regarding immediate need, you couldn't say that I'm applying for this permission just to get the one page moved like right now, but rather to be able to improve the project whenever I can. However, as an excuse I could say that I really want to perform that one move still left open on WP:RMT Face-wink.svg!
Requirments. I should fullfil most of them: #1 "The editor should be a registered Wikipedia user for at least 6 months."—I've been registered for 4.5 years and rather active for the past 3 years; #2 "The editor should have made at least 3,000 edits."—I have alomst 14 times that, just recently broke the 40,000 edits mark Face-smile.svg; #3 "The editor should have experience with moving pages in accordance with guidelines."—Yeah, I move pages a lot (have a couple hundered on my backlog, though early ones were rather foolish, so count in like 400 proper moves in the past 2 years); #3.2 "Participation in and closing requested moves and move reviews is a good way to gauge this, but not required."—Not always, but for all pages on my watchlist... Amazon's two-step move approval was quite the mammoth project; #4 "The editor should have no behavioral blocks or 3RR violations for a span of 6 months prior to applying."—This could be the only, well, "problem". I sometimes get in edit disputes with new users and vandals, truly, but when I see no end to the dispute I usually request full protection of that page to stop myself from pursing the war further. As such, my most recent 3RR warning is from November 2017, so just four months ago, but it came in response to my protection request (to my surprise, honestly). Hence, I hope this last bit is not too much of an issue for my request.
Cheers! Lordtobi () 21:04, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for page mover declined in the past 90 days ([4]). MusikBot talk 21:10, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


User has shown a good knowledge of what vandalism is. I've also ensured that they read Wikipedia:Vandalism and what PCR should be used for. Would be a net positive to us all if they have the flag. Mahveotm (talk) 08:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
I know this particular right has a very low bar for granting, but I can't find any counter-vandalism activity when reviewing the user's contributions. Either way, Aghachi7 will need to endorse this request. Your nomination may carry some weight, but aside from "autopatrolled" I don't think we generally hand out rights unless they are requested by the affected user. MusikAnimal talk 23:37, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal and Mahveotm: except for autopatrolled, all the rights come with some extra work to be done with the right. autopatrolled is the only one which doesnt give the user any special permission. It is actually a flag, marking the user's creations as automatically patrolled. Thats why it doesnt require candidate's consent, as the candidate can carry on their usual work. We cant thrust responsibility on a person. "You seem to have a good understanding of vandalism; here is rollback. Now start patrolling recent changes". —usernamekiran(talk) 23:56, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
@Usernamekiran:, kindly check my talk page or theirs. Mahveotm (talk) 23:59, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
And thanks for explains that to MusikAnimal, he’s new here and doesn’t understand how PERM works, which is surprising considering he wrote the script that most admins use to respond to requests here. Beeblebrox (talk) 00:00, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
@Beeblebrox: Apologies. I usually try not to comment at PERM. I think my comment gave you such an impression cuz I pinged both of them in one go. Hmm, I use that script without any results. @Mahveotm: I was simply explaining how the system/flow works. :) —usernamekiran(talk) 00:07, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done if they want the flag, they can make their own request and explain why they want it. TonyBallioni (talk) 00:14, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Let me explain what had just happened. The user started an RfA here requesting only to help review pending changes. When I stumbled on it, I contacted them, telling them that RfA's are different from what they must have thought. Since I knew they possibly could not find their way here, I offered to request it on their behalf. Not like I'm forcing it or requesting it for them because I think they may need them, they requested at the wrong place and I only did help them in my own words, place their request where it probably should be. They also stated their reasons there (unfortunately I can't even remember what it was was since the page had been deleted). In accordance with the reviewing policy, I ensured to ask them if they have read what vandalism is and what the flag should be used for, they responded in affirmative on my talk page. So I decided to show them how it's done by helping them around their first request. I also linked them to the general PERM board if they want to help out in other areas in future. As MusikAnimal noted, they had to consent to this and they contacted him immediately on his talkpage asking how to do that. Probably they didn't know he had replied or something since they have been editing since then. Just want to note this for the record so it doesn't appear like I threw the right at their face or something of such. Pinging @MusikAnimal: and @TonyBallioni: . Regards, Mahveotm (talk) 01:00, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
He's free to reapply himself, but the ability to actually request a perm helps show the competence needed here. TonyBallioni (talk) 01:04, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
No worries :) The message Aghachi7 left on my talk page was enough to consider an endorsement of your request, but I asked them to comment here so we could keep it centralized, and they for some reason still haven't. I found it odd they had to ask me how to "endorse" your request, when they must of seen the discussion here? Not to mention, the fact they thought they needed an RfA to review pending changes certainly gives me pause. That aside, I still stand by my original assessment that they don't seem to be very active in counter-vandalism, or any sort of patrolling. At any rate, I am not holding anything against you, Mahveotm, and I appreciate you trying to help this user out. MusikAnimal talk 01:11, 20 March 2018 (UTC)



The rollback feature would really help me in easily reverting vandalism or disruptive edits. Otherwise I have to do it manually which is very tedious. Vipcarortann (talk) 07:57, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 08:01, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 66 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 08:01, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Although my contributions are less,because i dont really get the time to make too many edits(I'm a student) i still request for this to be considered. Vipcarortann (talk) 08:03, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done. Please see the notice at the top of this page. I don't think you have sufficient editing experience yet. Take a moment to check out what counter-vandalism is at WP:CVU, and if you decide you'd like to get involved, you can enroll at the Counter Vandalism Academy to learn more. Mz7 (talk) 10:42, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Alright @Mz7.Thank you.

I'd suggest that you download and use Twinkle to fight vandalism. It is functionally the same as rollback, and can automate a lot more functions like CSD tagging, user warnings and admin actions Zyc1174 chat? what I did 09:16, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

User:SkyGazer 512

I have been reverting vandalism ever since I got an account, and right now I'm doing this quite frequently with Twinkle, as you can see from my contributions, but the rollback right is required in order for me to use some of the more advanced anti-vandalism tools (such as [[WP:Huggle|Huggle). I'm not necessarily expecting for this request to be accepted (if it's not I'll probably try again in a month or so), but it would be very helpful when reverting vandalism to have this permission. SkyGazer 512 talk / contributions / subpages 22:35, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Not done It looks like you are reverting vandalism, but never issuing warnings to the users who are vandalizing. I would suggest WP:CVUA before requesting again. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:08, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Beeblebrox, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. It's not entirely true that I never issue warnings to users - see User talk:2405:204:318E:C642:D22A:2FBA:8CC2:EB7C, User talk:12o9urjhinlbkfs, and User talk: (all of them I had warned yesterday), but it's true that I don't warn every single user who's vandalism I revert. I have read WP:CVUA now, and if necessary, I'll make sure to start warning every user who's vandalism I revert in the future. I'll probably request for rollback rights again in a week or so.--SkyGazer 512 talk / contributions / subpages 13:17, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


I find it useful for contributing Wikipedia.Thanks in advance Yourmistake (talk) 12:53, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done I don't think you have sufficient editing experience yet, and I don't see any evidence of antivandalism efforts. Take a moment to check out what counter-vandalism is at WP:CVU, and decide if you'd like to get involved.~ Amory (utc) 14:41, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


I have revert vandalism for a week now, so i am extended confirmed. so i am quite experienced at warning vandals and reporting them to admins. I have read Wikipedia's policies so it makes me more suitable to be accepted. newroderick895 (talk) 16:49, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done Your antivandal work looks good, thanks for helping out! As you note, you've only been doing this for a week, and have only made just over two dozen reverts, so there's not a lot to go on. You seem to understand how to works, so I'd suggest keeping at it for another 3-5 weeks to get more experience and then coming back . ~ Amory (utc) 14:08, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Come on, i just made more than 2 reverts!!! Newroderick895 (talk) 16:11, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

I said two dozen; when I counted I saw 29 reverts total, all in under a week. ~ Amory (utc) 17:53, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Template editor

Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Wikipedia:Requests for permissions"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA