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 15:10, 18 January 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

User:Rachel Helps (BYU)

Hi, I'd like the Account creator right for the #1lib1ref training event in my library tomorrow, 1/17. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 17:58, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done I'm assigning this permanently after consulting with ACC admins. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:25, 17 January 2018 (UTC)



Some reasons for requesting autopatrolled rights is because this permission will allow me to help the community. As a user having basic to excellent understanding of what is allowed for a proper wiki page to be created I make an ideal candidate for this permission. Acorona619 (talk) 05:30, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done several recent articles deleted at AfD. This suggests that NPP would be useful. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:02, 17 January 2018 (UTC)


I would like to create clean pages. So I would like to have autopatrolled rights Nabeel Gm 07:03, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has created roughly 2 articles. MusikBot talk 07:10, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done per the bot. You've only created two articles, and we typically look for 25 before granting this. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:00, 17 January 2018 (UTC)



Lionel(talk) 08:50, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 08:50, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had their access to AutoWikiBrowser automatically revoked ([1]). MusikBot talk 08:50, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 14:22, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


I recently closed a few large RMs (here, here and here). I would like to update the leads of those articles to match the new titles (i.e. change "Station" to lower case), preferably not manually. This would also help when a page needs to be redirected to a new location when closing an RM, and therefore several links need to be changed (example here, most existing links to Morning Light needed to be changed to Morning Light (film)). Thank you, Simplexity22 (talk) 02:10, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 14:22, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


I have been doing a lot of cleanup on newly created articles using WPCleaner but it is quite cumbersome to manually load each page one by one when trying to work through multiple pages. I am hoping AWB can speed that process up a bit and also let me review existing articles and cleanup typos and dab errors on newly submitted drafts more quickly. SeraphWiki (talk) 05:19, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 213 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 09:50, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Sorry this is an alt-account for User:Seraphim System - I would have followed the instructions and made the request with my main account, but I did not realize my non-automated edit count on this account was so low. SeraphWiki (talk) 05:43, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 14:22, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


Requesting permissions for my bot, User:TomBot, since it can't request itself due to WP:SEMI PP (BRFA).   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  14:09, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Already done (automated response): This user already has AutoWikiBrowser access. MusikBot talk 14:10, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 14:22, 16 January 2018 (UTC)



Joec2018 (talk) 19:03, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Connor McDavid

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 19:04, 17 January 2018 (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! clpo13(talk) 19:41, 17 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi, my name is Toby I created my wiki account in June 2017. I have made WELL over 10 edits for my account and for some reason I have not been autoconfirmed.

I would very much appreciate it if you could manually confirm my account! Thank you for your consideration. Toby(Technosword) Technosword (talk) 22:32, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 22:40, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done - You have made exactly nine edits, including three which have been deleted. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 22:43, 17 January 2018 (UTC)


I love editing Wikipedia, and getting confirmed access would help me edit, so that I can give other people the info they want and need. Wikipedia is great, and bring part of that community as a confirmed user would forward my dream of helping people, and educating them. This is why I want confirmed access. StarlightStratosphere (talk) 00:51, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 01:00, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 01:00, 18 January 2018 (UTC)


Hey I m Themake006. I want to give people right informations with sources which they want/searching for/need and getting confirmed access would help me edit, even I love editing wikipedia and I have good knowledge about few things of wikipedia like deletion thats why I want confirmed access. Please accept my request. Themark006 (talk) 14:26, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Extended confirmed


When I create articles using the content translation tool, the abuse filter prevents me from doing this because I do not have the "extended confirmed" permission, so I need the permission to resolve this problem and make the work easier. Thanks --Elbasyouny (talk) 01:33, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done That would be the community’s restriction on inexperienced users adding material using that tool working exactly as intended. See WP:CXT Beeblebrox (talk) 01:45, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


As an auto confirmed user, I enjoy my Wikipedian experience to the fullest. My dream is to help people by getting them the information they want to make their life easier. Sometimes though, I feel like I sometimes have barriers to getting them the info they want. So my humble request, is for me to have extended confirmed permissions. By allowing me these permissions, I can get them the info they want, and have fun fulfilling my dream in the process. Best wishes, StarlightStratosphere. StarlightStratosphere (talk) 01:24, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 01:30, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
@StarlightStratosphere: the Extended Confirmed privilege is granted automatically after you have both 30 days tenure and 500 edits. I would suggest helping counteract vandalism at Special:RecentChanges, as this can give you a good cross section of Wikipedia policy, while quickly boosting your edit count. Except in exceptional circumstances, WP:XCON is only granted automatically. Bellezzasolo Discuss 01:39, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done Does not meet guidelines or have an exceptional reason. — xaosflux Talk 01:40, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


My all terms and conditions are complete. Now I am request for New Page Reviewers rights. Siddiq Sazzad (Chat) 16:22, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 2 requests for new page reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([2][3]). MusikBot talk 16:30, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose This user was offering on Wikimedia Commons to create English Wikipedia articles (here too), and has claimed rights never attained. He cannot grasp the concept of copyright, and keeps uploading derivative work as his own. He also has a nasty habit of deleting, rather than archiving, negative information on his user talk page. I do not trust him.   — Jeff G. ツ 11:57, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done per above. The orders language is concerning given recent events (free, but how is it an order?) and the deception of adding icons for flags never obtained is non-ideal. I think Jeff G's analysis is enough to prevent granting this flag. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:41, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


I now spend too much time in Wikipedia, and is very much enthusiastic regarding it. Since Articles for Creation submissions is severely backlogged, I want to be a New page reviewer, and I can say that I will perform my duty perfectly. I understood many things about Wikipedia slowly and now I think that I am suitable for this job. SouravDas1998[email protected] to me? 13:58, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 58 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 14:00, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done Needs experience. Alex Shih (talk) 14:08, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


I figure this goes hand in hand with auto-patrol rights. If I can create good pages I can definitely help out others trying to make their own. Plus I figure more hands on deck will help the backlog out some. I know the WP:NPP guidelines pretty well and always refer to notability guidelines. I also take part in some deletion pages that cross my wachlist so I have experience in both. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 22:25, 17 January 2018 (UTC) SEMMENDINGER (talk) 22:25, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
 Donexaosflux Talk 01:41, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Page mover


The organization name has been changed from "Maharashtra Open" to "Tata Open Maharashtra" Divyasingh1 (talk) 06:40, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 6 days and has 12 total edits. MusikBot talk 06:40, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done. Please see the notice at the top of this page. This is not what Page mover is for. This right is only given to experienced editors with a clear need to move pages. Consider making a request at WP:RM/TR. TonyBallioni (talk) 07:01, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


I contribute to Wikipedia as an AfC reviewer. I wish to help here as well. Thanks! Dial911 (talk) 06:03, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Comment The user has applied for New Page Reviewer above and been rejected. They are very active since their editing began in September. So
Question What are the policies about PC reviewing? Please give an example of a PC edit you wish to make. Bellezzasolo Discuss 16:13, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
I am currently on my mobile device so pardon me if any typos occur. I know that unregistered people make edits on wikipedia. They might or might not have that experience which is required to understand the sensitivity, integrity and quality of an encyclopedic article, especially when dealing with BLPs. Therefore, PC feature keeps their edits and any modifications on hold until a reviewer verifies it. I wish to contribute to the BLP cases related to India, USAand Canada. One such example in the backlog is about Miss Universe 2018. And ofcourse, I will withdraw time to help reduce the backlog as time permits. Also, I have been doing AfC so I know what must go on Wiki and what not. Besides, I am always willing to learn from the community. Hope this would help. Thanks! Dial911 (talk) 16:26, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Bellezzasolo, there is no need to put people who apply for this permission under the gauntlet. It is literally the easiest right to get, and most admins are capable of doing the quick checks necessary to see if they are good candidates. Some admins will ask questions if they see red flags or are unsure,but that is not the case here. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:32, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done per above: the user has been around long enough and has a clear enough understanding of Wikipedia policy that I'm fine handing our this flag: we're supposed to be very liberal with it, and I see nothing suggesting it would be misused. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:32, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


As I use Huggle very frequently to revert vandalism, a lot of times I'll stumble on pages that currently have pending pages, as well as when I'm just in normal recent changes or browsing. It'd be useful to be able to enact these pending changes. Adotchar| reply here 01:10, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done TonyBallioni (talk) 01:11, 17 January 2018 (UTC)


I do a lot of recent changes work, and often am quick to hop on a Wikipedia article that has recently been getting large traffic from elsewhere on the internet (e.g. reddit), and I've often seen pending reviews in both cases (the latter because I've requested page protection to be extended specifically for this process to occur). I think if I'm asking for admins to protect the page I might as well have the capabilities to help out on my end too. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 21:52, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done TonyBallioni (talk) 21:54, 17 January 2018 (UTC)


I would like to apply for Pending Changes reviewer right. I want to help at Special:PendingChanges. I have read and I understand all the rules and regulations. I know why some articles are protected and which additions/edits are to be accepted or rejected. I shall not misuse the right and I take all responsibilities. Thank you.  M A A Z   T A L K  11:02, 18 January 2018 (UTC)



Delivery was vandalized on 11 January 2018 by someone who thought it funny to replace "delivery" with "digiorno". The most recent eleven edits have to be reverted to
Because it was done in multiple edits, I can't revert this vandalism myself. Therefore could someone with roll-back rights do this? (Hopefully this is the correct place to post.) Thanks! Michael! (talk) 16:36, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done for the bot, as no perm request was made. I’ve reverted the vandalism. TonyBallioni (talk) 16:47, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you (I'm not a bot, though) Michael! (talk) 18:42, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
@Michael!: We have a bot that automatically archives this request-board, and it looks for templates like {{done}} and {{not done}} to signal that an administrator has responded to a request. Please note that this is the place to request that an administrator assign you rollback permissions. In the future, if you see vandalism, you can actually revert it yourself without asking for help: see Help:Reverting#Manual reverting for a manual procedure, but if you install Twinkle, which is a gadget that aids in various maintenance tasks on Wikipedia, the procedure can be automated. If you think a user should be blocked for vandalism, you can report them to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. If you are interested in learning more about reverting vandalism, we have a mentorship program at WP:CVUA. If you have any questions, you're welcome to ask me on my talk page at any time. Mz7 (talk) 19:34, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. I didn't know where to post and searched for WP:rollback request and ended up here, even though I suspected it was probably not the correct place. I'm not really interested in hunting vandalism; I only tend to edit something if I stumble upon something which is blatantly wrong. And I don't think I'm active enough to qualify for roll-back rights myself. Anyway, the reported instance has been solved. Michael! (talk) 15:05, 17 January 2018 (UTC)


I would want to make Wikipedia a better place, free of vandalism. Around the 600-present edit, I became a more mature editor. I know that vandalism is bad, which is a threat to Wikipedia. With me having rollback rights, it would be another step to removing vandalism away from Wikipedia. CriticismEdits (talk) 03:48, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi. What happened with Henry Sy? I see you self-reverted. Did somebody hack your account, or did someone have physical access to your computer? Bellezzasolo Discuss 08:55, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Somebody else did that. That happened twice before. CriticismEdits (talk) 10:39, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Not done. Within a minute of each other? Until you are able to remember to log out or keep your computer or mobile device away from other people while you are editing, it would not be appropriate to add the use of additional tools to your account. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:24, 18 January 2018 (UTC),


I am editing wikipedia for sometime and have seen vandalism and disruptive users many times. One of the things which I do is undo edits which are incorrectly done either deliberately or otherwise. This tool help me fight vandalism effectively. I request to grant me rollback rights. Spasage (talk) 14:52, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
 Done TonyBallioni (talk) 15:32, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

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