Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

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 19:10, 24 September 2022 (UTC)


Handled here

  • 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 rules of use and registration requirements 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 toolbar. 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.

The bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight flags are removed at meta: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, page mover, 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:DJ Cane

I have created several new articles, mostly regarding local features and events in my region, with the goal to advance them as far as reasonably possible before moving them from my sandbox to the mainspace. Some recent new articles that I'm proud of are 2020 Pacific Northwest floods, 1996 Pacific Northwest floods, and 1948 Columbia River flood. A full list can be found on my user page. DJ Cane (talk) 00:34, 19 September 2022 (UTC)


Has created 276 articles and disambiguation page, all of which end up in the new pages feed; only 3 have been deleted. I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 20:43, 19 September 2022 (UTC)


Has created 101 pages, of which only 2 have been deleted. I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 20:46, 19 September 2022 (UTC)


Has created 106 articles, only one has been deleted I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 20:55, 19 September 2022 (UTC)



Event coordinator


I'm an experienced editor and a trainer within the Wikimedia movement in Nigeria. Presently conducting a training now and realized that I no longer have access to the tool and hence need it back to help with my facilitation process. I used to have the tool and have never in any way abused it. Thanks Kaizenify (talk) 08:08, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user has had this permission revoked in the past 180 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 08:10, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

Extended confirmed


I am the alternative account of Kpddg. Kpddg2 (talk) 13:44, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Signing from main account as well. Thanks, Kpddg (talk) 13:45, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
  Donexaosflux Talk 13:48, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
Thank you! Kpddg (talk) 13:32, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


Would love to help out with the Page Reviewing process and the massive backlog that currently exists. I have helped with the AfC process for around a year and also have experience with the AfD and CSD processes. Ajshul<talk> 22:51, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

User:Paradise Chronicle

I have received the NPP rights for one month a bit less than one month ago on the 27 August by Rosguill. So far I believe I am doing well. Now the October backlog drive message came out and I'd also like to take part in that one, so I am applying for the renewal of the NPP userrights.Paradise Chronicle (talk) 22:19, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user was granted temporary new page reviewer rights by Rosguill (expires 00:00, 27 September 2022 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 22:20, 23 September 2022 (UTC)


I'd like to request a temporary extension of my probationary period with the new page reviewer rights. I received the message on my talk page yesterday about the October backlog drive and I'd like to participate in it. However my current permission expires at 00:00, 6 October 2022 (UTC) so I'd only be able to participate for the first week without an extension. Thanks. Sideswipe9th (talk) 19:47, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user was granted temporary new page reviewer rights by Rosguill (expires 00:00, 6 October 2022 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 19:50, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Page mover

Pending changes reviewer


I believe I would be a fair judge of accepting pending edits. Please feel free to evaluate my edit history and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much. Bgsu98 (talk) 01:29, 15 September 2022 (UTC)


I have been on Wikipedia for over 4 years, and I have been editing through this period. I believe I would be a good candiate, as I have a good record of editing and removing vandalism. I have read WP:Reviewing pending changes. Csharpmar (talk) 13:06, 16 September 2022 (UTC)


I've been on Wikipedia for about 8 years now (albeit with some periods of inactivity or relative inactivity) and a good chunk of my edits (particularly in the beginning and recently) have been rollbacking edits. I would say that this has given me a familiarity with vandalism that would be useful in this role, and I'd like to help eliminate any backlog of good edits in this capacity. Duonaut (talk | contribs) 08:18, 20 September 2022 (UTC)


Can I have the ability to accept pending changes, please? I used to "unofficially" accept uncontroversial pending changes for some time now by "double reverting" the edit, but this isn't working anymore. What I mainly do here is copyedit and fight vandalism. –Daveout(talk) 18:34, 20 September 2022 (UTC)


Have always been on the watch regarding inappropriate edits made on pages, inappropriate reliable source added to pages & vandalism. My main field are on the WikiProject Africa and WikiProject Nigeria but as from time to time I do randomly look towards other pages. I would love to support other editors who have been in this task journey to make wikipedia a better community in accepting what is right & rejecting what is not right. Gabriel[email protected] 10:10, 21 September 2022 (UTC)


Hello! I'm Taukeerppw. I would like to be pending changes reviewer. I have the right to rollback but I can address the pending changes backlog. I see when patrolling the recent changes page. I have been an editor for over 4 years, performed by 4000 edits and have obtained experience with reviewing articles and reverting vandalism and unconstructive edit(s) by patrolling the recent changes. I have read and am aware of the relevant guidlines on reviewing. Thanks for your consideration  . Taukeerppw (talk) 20:29, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

User:Paradise Chronicle

I have received the NPP rights for one month a bit less than one month ago on the 27 August by Rosguill. So far I believe I am doing well. Now the October backlog drive message came out and I'd also like to take part in that one, so I am applying for the renewal of the NPP userrights.Paradise Chronicle (talk) 22:04, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

  Already done (automated response): This user already has the "reviewer" user right. MusikBot talk 22:10, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
@Paradise Chronicle: I think you wanted to place this request at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/New page reviewer :) NytharT.C 22:16, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
Yep, you are right. Sorry:) Paradise Chronicle (talk) 22:18, 23 September 2022 (UTC)


User:ਰਵੀ ਸਹਿਗਲ

Please grant me Rollback right for reverting damage contributions ("edits") quickly. ਰਵੀ ਸਹਿਗਲ (talk) 08:18, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user was granted temporary rollback rights by Vanamonde93 (expires 23:03, 21 October 2022 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 23:10, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
  Done Granted for a 1-month trial. Vanamonde (Talk) 18:01, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
What is the process to get long term rollback rights! ਰਵੀ ਸਹਿਗਲ (talk) 04:23, 23 September 2022 (UTC)


I am a regular on the recent changes page patrolling for all the various different types of vandals that may attack what we are trying to build here. It is an endless onslaught sometimes, and having the rollback tool in our arsenal is certainly helpful, while RedWarn does allow for the tool, and I know having this permission only increases in essence the speed with which it can be deployed, I find there are some cases where that is obviously helpful. I warn users in ALL cases, and consider the Rollback permission to be a VERY serious tool that can and should only be used when appropriate. Abuse of Rollback is reason for revocation of the permission, or worse sanctions on my account, and I ask that I be granted the permission to work with my use of Twinkle and RW as appropriate in those few instances where it would be selectively used. TY. Moops T 13:49, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user was granted temporary rollback rights by Vanamonde93 (expires 23:10, 21 October 2022 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 23:20, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
TY. :) Moops T 00:01, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  Done Granted for a 1-month trial. Vanamonde (Talk) 18:01, 22 September 2022 (UTC)


Having reverted unconstructive edits for quite a while now, I'd love to get the rollback rights to aid with speed in tandem with RedWarn. Riverbend21 (talk) 12:57, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

  Not done Your record is generally good, but I'm a little concerned at the brevity or lack of description in some of your edit summaries. Reviewing your last hundred edits, I found [2] (could say "do not usually link to websites in the body of an article, and link to ELPOINTS); [3] (arguably too detailed, but why "non-constructive"?); [4] (similarly; a priori not a problem; if you checked accuracy of the names, should say so); [5] (again, too much detail, but clearly good-faith); [6] (how is this vandalism? Inaccuracy, at worst). The rollback tool leaves a canned edit-summary, meaning it is inappropriate to use when an edit-summary is needed, and I'm not sure you're paying the needed attention to your edit-summaries. I would be willing to reconsider in a few weeks, if you address this issue. Vanamonde (Talk) 18:10, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Template editor


Reason for requesting template editor rights I believe i meet the requirements to receive template editor permissions. Starman2377 (talk) 15:45, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user has 2 edits in the template and module namespaces. MusikBot talk 15:50, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
  Not done. As indicated by the bot, you do not. Primefac (talk) 16:05, 22 September 2022 (UTC)