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 20:10, 7 June 2023 (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



Went through a six-month autopatrolled trial period per TheSandDoctor, despite not meeting prior guidelines, by nomination from other individuals. Pages created include a great deal of neotropical characid fishes. Having autopatrolled rights indefinitely would help take some of the work off of new page patrol, as I'm working in genera that don't have a lot of pages as it currently stands (see Astyanax). Snugglyaggron (talk) 01:20, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:43, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I regularly make MOS copyedits on articles I randomly come across. voorts (talk/contributions) 22:41, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I regularly categorize articles en mass I made the figure 8 Motorsport venue category and need a faster way to categorize the venues Cyberwolf434344 (talk) 16:20, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Fixing various issues by hand. Closing link brackets one by one and by hand is quite tedious. Bailo26 23:26, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I believe that AutoWikiBrowser will help me fix typos, fix problems like no reflist, and other things more easily and quickly, and I believe I have enough experience as an editor to be able to use this tool. – Dylan | ✉   22:54, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I previously had JWB access under my old username, Shadow of the Starlit Sky. After I changed my username to Prodraxis, I don't have that access anymore. I would like to continue to use JWB to fix typos/diacritical marks and to assess unassessed articles. -- Prodraxistalkcontribs 12:49, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done Extraordinary Writ (talk) 17:18, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



This is an alternate account of User:Asheiou that I have made for travelling and accessing Wikipedia over public Wi-Fi. Asheiouy (talk) 15:46, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll also send a message from this account to confirm that this is indeed my alt. > Asheiou (they/them • talk) 15:47, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done – You are now confirmed. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:00, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Event coordinator

Extended confirmed

File mover

User:Owais Al Qarni

Hi, I am a regular contributor to Wikipedia. I am a file mover on the Bengali (Bn) Wikipedia, and I also have experience with file moving on the English (En) Wikipedia. I request this right to expedite my work. –MinisterOfReligion (Talk) 17:22, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Owais Al Qarni Can you point to any experience you have around file naming on enwiki or any work you want to do that is impeded by not having this right? As an aside, I'm slightly concerned that your signature doesn't match your username, which is potentially confusing, especially to new editors. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:48, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@HJ Mitchell: Yes, I have uploaded many images, and I want to review their file names. However, not having this privilege is impeding my task. I mainly edit religious biographies and texts, which is why I chose this phrase for my signature. I believe my signature is helpful.–MinisterOfReligion (Talk) 00:27, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


Created 35 pages with well understating of WP:RS and WP:THREE, none of my created articles have been deleted. 3 months prior I retracted my request due to misunderstanding between WP:PRIMARY and WP:SECONDARY. Now I am experienced enough with WP:SECONDARY and WP:THREE. So I request for the permission to decrease the pendinbg loads on WP:NPP. Regards Twinkle1990 (talk) 14:43, 7 June 2023 (UTC) Twinkle1990 (talk) 14:43, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Illusion Flame

Hello! A little while ago, I withdrew my NPR request and instead decided to enroll in NPP School. Today, I passed NPP school and my instructor @Atsme: said this in my evaluation:

CONGRATULATIONS on passing this course. You are now eligible to receive the NPP Reviewer rights. You worked well throughout this tutorial, and know what is expected of a good reviewer. I don't think you need a trial period because you adequately demonstrated responsibility and caution, as well as good ole' common sense – the perfect combination. Happy reviewing!! Atsme 💬 📧 17:56, 7 June 2023 (UTC)

You can see me display my knowledge of relevant policies in my NPP school coursework located here. For more information on how I meet the specific requirements, see below:

  1. The editor should be a registered Wikipedia user for at least 90 days.
      ~107 days
  2. The editor should have 500 undeleted edits to the Wikipedia mainspace that clearly demonstrate proficient knowledge of articles and page quality control.
      +1,300 edits
  3. The regular and consistent participation with Wikipedia processes - such as AfD, PROD, CSD (including CSD tagging), and AfC - will be particularly helpful in regards to demonstrating this knowledge.
      CSD tagged over 200 pages and most deleted. Participate in AFDs. I also review drafts with WP:AFC and completed NPP school.
  4. The editor should have a solid history that demonstrate proficiency with communicating and interacting with new users, and in a positive, civil, helpful, and appropriate manner.
      Teahouse host, VRT agent, and mentor
  5. The editor should have experience with moving pages in accordance with guidelines.
      A little. While I don’t have much experience moving pages, I understand Wikipedias naming conventions and use the movetodraft to somewhat regularly.
  6. The editor should have no behavioral blocks or 3RR violations for a span of 6 months prior to applying.
      Clean block log.
  7. The editor must review pages solely on a volunteer basis.
      Will do

Thanks for considering! - 🔥𝑰𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒆 (𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌)🔥 20:04, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for new page reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 20:10, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It was withdrawn, not declined. - 🔥𝑰𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒆 (𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌)🔥 20:15, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done until 2023-07-31 — TheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 22:14, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page mover

User:Invasive Spices

I have several times the minimum requirements listed at WP:Page mover. I make mistakes when creating page titles and would not need to add WP:COSTLY work to AFD. Invasive Spices (talk) 20:28, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pending changes reviewer


I have been around Wikipedia for a few months now, contributing in most of my spare time. By having this right, I am hoping to help quickly review pending changes to help make Wikipedia a better place! Cocobb8 (talk) 17:57, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Not yet. You haven't been editing for very long in the scheme of things. I'd like to see a bit more tenure and some edits that show your practical application of policy. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:39, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I've been editing for more than a year and have over one thousand edits on the English Wikipedia. I am ready to start reviewing changes to Wikipedia's benefit. Edit: as of now, I have read the guidelines because I forgot to read them before requesting. ▶💬 18:05, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Request withdrawn I no longer wish to have this role. 📖 (💬/📜) 16:36, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done for the bot, but for what it's worth I might have granted it if you hadn't withdrawn our request. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:17, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I've been editing for some amount of time and have full understanding of all necessary guidelines. OfTheUsername (talk) 02:02, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I thought I included it but I have thoroughly read through the guidelines at WP:RPC. OfTheUsername (talk) 15:24, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done. I believe you when you say you've read the guidelines but I don't see anything in your editing history so far that demonstrates that you understand how to apply them. I think you need a bit more of a track record of non-minor edits before applying for any permissions. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:31, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have been editing Wikipedia for some time, and understand the types of edits that would be accepted and those that would need to be declined. I believe I meet all the requirements and I have understood the guidelines and demonstrated this through my contributions and reverting inappropriate edits and those that constitute under vandalism, etc. Tirishan (talk) 22:34, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:03, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I have spent over a few days fighting vandalism with RedWarn ever since my account was autoconfirmed, and I have decided to request if rollback is suitable enough to fight vandalism some more. I hereby accept that if I misue the right various times then I risk having it revoked, and I wouldn't use it to revert any good faith edits (if at all) since rollback does not come with a customizable edit summary (if I accidentally do I'd self revert my edits with an edit summary), thank you. 64andtim (💬 and 📜) 18:26, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Not yet. Sorry but two weeks is not sufficient tenure. I'd normally look for at least a couple of months. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:43, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, I have been granted temporary rollback, requesting permanent rollback to carry on my counter vandalism work. Maliner (talk) 22:35, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Automated comment This user was granted temporary rollback rights by HJ Mitchell (expires 00:00, 18 June 2023 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 22:40, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I am contributing at enwiki by reverting vandalism nowadays. I am rollbacker for kowiki, wikidata, and commons, so can judge well whether the edit is for good faith or vandalism. Also, I read WP:rollback and other policy used at enwiki. I apply rollbacker to use Massrollback and Antivandalism. Thank you for your consideration. LR0725 [ Talk | Contribs ] 16:28, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:00, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi there! I have over 10,000 mainspace edits, have read WP:ROLLBACKUSE and I believe this will help me more effectively combat obvious vandalism. Wozal (talk) 19:50, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:06, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have made over 200 mainspace edits and I would like this so I could use Huggle to it's full extent. I have been using other tools such as Ultraviolet, Lupin, and Twinkle to fight vandalism. The tools I currently have contain rollback functions so I'm more here for Huggle usability. I have reported many IP's to AIV. If I am granted rollback, should I use admin rollback on Lupin or do I keep the box checked to use non admin because I'm not an admin. I would not rollback good faith edits. Blitzfan51 speak to the manager 22:52, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Blitzfan51, it would be admin rollback as it means the rollback that admins have, which is the rollback permission. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 14:14, 4 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 23:10, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done I appreciate your enthusiasm but your previous request was only last week. You may have bulked up your edit count but I don't think that's enough time to fully immerse yourself in the relevant policies and guidelines and how they're applied "in the field". I would suggest giving it at least a month from your first request. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:12, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ok. Thank you for your time. Blitzfan51 speak to the manager 16:14, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I agree with @HJ Mitchell‘s assessment above. I would finish up CVUA training and then request, as it shows you have learned some policies and guidelines spoken about above. - 🔥𝑰𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒆 (𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌)🔥 17:01, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have over a thousand edits and more than a year of being on Wikipedia. I had experience reverting vandalism (it ain't much, but it has happened) and can tell the difference between good-faith edits and vandalism. I do not remember engaging in edit warring. I've used Twinkle for dealing with vandalism and been planning to use Huggle when I am granted this right. ▶💬 15:52, 4 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Not yet. You don't seem to have much of a track record of reverting vandalism, which makes it difficult to evaluate your knowledge and application of policies and guidelines. I'd suggest giving Twinkle or one of the other anti-vandal tools that don't require rollback a try, then re-applying in a few weeks. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:24, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have been here for a while and deal with vandalism semi-regularly. It would be useful to be able to use Huggle. Akakievich (talk) 18:25, 4 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:29, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello! I've just learned about Huggle and it seems like a quite efficient tool for dealing with vandalism. I've been editing for almost a year now, I just hit 1000 mainspace edits, and patrolling recent changes and reverting vandalism/other unwanted changes comprises most of my activity. I believe the rollback ability would make me more effective at cleaning up the wiki. Thanks for your attention! WPscatter t/c 18:16, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:37, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I am quite active on Wikipedia and I recently found some vandalism on a article which I reverted. After that, I read the Wikipedia:Vandalism page so I know how to react to vandalism. I have also read the WP:ROLLBACKUSE page. I regularly go on many different pages especially ones with multiple issues. I can tell the difference between good faith edits and vandalism. Jack345110 (talk) 19:13, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Not done. I'm not seeing any significant experience with reverting vandalism and warning editors. There's no reason you couldn't be eligible for this permission if you developed a bit of a track record in that area but you don't have enough experience at the moment. You might find Twinkle or one of these (not all of which require rollback) useful if it's something you're interested in. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:42, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template editor

User:Cric editor

I want to change some of the old logos and flags that are in the 'Cr' template Cric editor (talk) 21:22, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Automated comment This user has had an account for 93 days, has 55 total edits and has 1 edit in the template and module namespaces. MusikBot talk 00:00, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done, fails minimum criteria. Primefac (talk) 08:47, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cric editor consider making a edit request on the template talk page. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 06:15, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]