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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 12:20, 15 December 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

User:Winged Blades of Godric

Rejoined ACC after a period of inactivity. I held the right previously but this was naturally revoked, as a result of my inactivity. WBGconverse 13:03, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had this permission revoked in the past 180 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 13:10, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
(ACC-admin comment) Endorsed — JJMC89(T·C) 17:15, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 Donexaosflux Talk 17:38, 14 December 2018 (UTC)



I have focused on creating articles of Nepalese politicians which are Member Of House Of Representatives, Ministers and other articles related to Nepal and India. And there are many Nepalese politicians who don't have wikipedia page yet & i'm willing to create more articles. I want to request these right cause it will save reviewers time. Azkord (talk) 16:04, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done Thank you for volunteering, but almost all your articles were created in the last two days. I'd prefer to see a more sustained record of problem-free creations (at least six months) before granting autopatrolled. – Joe (talk) 14:46, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


Starting to create more articles, and the privilege would save the reviewers' time. I believe all the non-recreated deletes in my history are redirects. UnitedStatesian (talk) 16:12, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done. Autopatrolled also affects redirects so the fact that yours are so frequently deleted is a deal-breaker, I'm afraid. Your article creations are also very much benefiting from review. – Joe (talk) 14:40, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


I am active from 1 year on Wikipedia. So, I think I have enough experience so I don't need to patrol my own edits. (talk) 13:55, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has created roughly 0 articles. MusikBot talk 14:00, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done. Please read the information at the top of this page. – Joe (talk) 14:33, 15 December 2018 (UTC)




I request for autoconfirmed rights to edit semi-protected pages and improve semi-protected articles. I had made 21 edits. Dabid7 (talk) 12:10, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done Is there a particular edit or page you have in mind? You'll be autoconfirmed in about ten hours, so there's no need. ~ Amory (utc) 16:14, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


NerdyShohag (talk) 11:57, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 12:01, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done - Not done as there has been no reason given. Please reread the text at the top of this page and submit another request only if appropriate. Moreover, your two edits leave something to be desired. ~ Amory (utc) 16:13, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


is for a wikipedia editing project I have due in 50 minutes. Eminus97 (talk) 19:10, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 19:20, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done, unfortunately it's been more than 50 minutes. Nakon 05:20, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

User:Shumail aslam khan

i have profetional acconut on wiki Shumail aslam khan (talk) 05:31, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done Not enough experience at this time. Nakon 05:21, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


Showcarboardz (talk) 07:59, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 08:01, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done - Not done as there has been no reason given. Please reread the text at the top of this page and submit another request only if appropriate. Salvio Let's talk about it! 10:57, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Event coordinator

User:Emilita v

I will be helping to host an event at UC Berkeley on March 5, 2019 to edit Wikipedia pages. I will be working with first-time editors, and want to make sure I'm able to help them set up an account. Emilita v (talk) 23:01, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done for now; please ask again in March '19. Salvio Let's talk about it! 11:45, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Extended confirmed

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


Hello! I've returned from an extended WikiBreak and am looking to return to reviewing new pages. (Glad the backlog is down from 20k since I was here last!) MereTechnicality 21:07, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had this permission revoked in the past 180 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 21:10, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Salvio Let's talk about it! 00:51, 14 December 2018 (UTC)


Hello, i would love to be an WP:NPR. Currently, i am actively engaged in reviewing pages at WP:NPP and a day to day regular at AFD. While reviewing i work with WP:TWINKLE I am familiar with page moving, notability guidelines and Wikipedia policies for inclusion. I believe i can help reduce the increasing backlog, i have a good AFD Stats and none of my created articles have been deleted before. Thanks in advance. PlotHelpful (talk) 07:32, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done I see you have recently been focusing on tagging articles for deletion. However, you currently only have two full consecutive months of editing history and while you meet the minimum entry level edit count , it is borderline. I would like to see more general experience, and as the articles you crea5ed are all short stubs maybe some larger contributions to content. Perhaps apply again in a month or two. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 20:34, 14 December 2018 (UTC)


Hi. I'd like to request New Page Reviewer rights to help with the growing backlog. A list of the articles I've made can be found at User:DannyS712/work, and I am active with CSD/PROD/AFD. I'm happy to answer any questions. DannyS712 (talk) 23:59, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Nakon 05:35, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Page mover


I have created a fair amount of articles from userspace drafts. If granted page mover, this allows me to not leave a redirect behind every time, whereas currently I put {{Db-userreq}} and make trouble for someone to delete a userspace redirect to a mainspace article. This would also be beneficial in my new page patrolling, I could more easily userfy/draftify pages. Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 16:56, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Could you please provide some diffs where you recommend page removal? Thanks, Nakon 05:26, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


Gderrin has been a tireless creator and reviser of plant articles, especially recently Australian orchids. I have moved a number of articles for Gderrin from an older scientific name to the currently accepted one, using the EM rights I have. I believe Gderrin is entirely suited to have these rights (thereby saving me some work!). Peter coxhead (talk) 08:53, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Salvio Let's talk about it! 00:52, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


Hi, I mentioned that I was thinking about requesting for PCR at my rollback request. I believe that with Pending Changes reviewer, I can help Wikipedia fight vandalism. I can also accept any edits that seem reasonable. Thank you. @Boothsift 04:34, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for pending changes reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 04:40, 11 December 2018 (UTC)


I have been reverting vandalism using twinkle and i believe that PCR rights will help me more to cleanup vandals. Azkord (talk) 17:39, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done, not done Nakon 06:15, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


Several pages on my watchlist are PC protected, and I would like to be able to accept or deny the changes. I am familiar with all of the relevant policies and the guideline for reviewing. TYVM. ResultingConstant (talk) 21:10, 12 December 2018 (UTC) ResultingConstant (talk) 21:10, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Salvio Let's talk about it! 11:51, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


I want to contribute to wikipedia by helping as much as possible. PCR rights will give me editing permission to pages that are PC protected.Shivkarandholiya12 (talk) 06:25, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 06:30, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done due to lack of experience; please keep editing and come back in some months. Salvio Let's talk about it! 00:37, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


As an active member and editor of Wikipedia, I would like to have the ability to revert vandalism and inappropriate edits to further help the community and website. Nehme1499 (talk) 00:14, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Salvio Let's talk about it! 00:35, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

User:Hamster Sandwich

Hamster Sandwich (talk) 00:36, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

I think I could do some useful work with this permission.

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 00:40, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done. Former administrator; meets community requirements. AGK ■ 12:19, 15 December 2018 (UTC)



Lately i have been using twinkle for undoing vandalism and i always left warn in user talk pages. I want to request rollback right here to use huggle cause i think it will help me to undo vandalism easier than twinkle cause it's advanced too. Azkord (talk) 16:56, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Nakon 05:45, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


I am requesting for the rollback tools again for the third time because have got enough experience in reverting vandalism whenever it is or it is not, despite my concerns that do not always affect my work into this. Sheldybett (talk) 00:41, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 2 requests for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([4][5]). MusikBot talk 00:50, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Not done, this is a final decision. Nakon 05:49, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


I have been editing Wikipedia for a while. I think these rights might turn out very useful. clickheretogototheuserpageofAggarwala2727 (talk) 12:55, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([6]). MusikBot talk 13:00, 12 December 2018 (UTC)


I've been reverting vandalism for a while now, and I think that rollback rights (and access to Huggle) would make the process more efficient. Thanks. Everedux (talk) 02:12, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Nakon 05:53, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


I've had some experience with monitoring RecentChanges, and would like to further fight it so I can use Huggle and the likes. Especially for WP:AGF edits. –eggofreasontalk 00:42, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Nakon 05:53, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


I recently began patrolling recent changes and reverting vandalism in conjunction with posting on the respective editor's Talk pages to welcome and/or warn new users depending upon the case using Twinkle but would like to be able to use more advanced tools such as Huggle and STiki to increase efficiency. SamCordes (talk) 04:07, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 Done Nakon 05:58, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I'm willing to get rollback rights to prevent unwanted edits. I can re-edit without rollback rights but it takes more time and I have to check properly 2-3 times. With rollback rights, it will become easier for me and thus for Wikipedia. Shivkarandholiya12 (talk) 18:05, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 198 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 07:51, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
Please verify why and where you will be using rollback rights. Nakon 05:57, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

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