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.

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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




Hi! I'd like to use AWB to more efficiently work through backlogs of unsupported parameters in templates and overpopulated categories. Thanks :) Pedantical (talk) 19:32, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has approximately 484 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 02:30, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey! I'd like access to use AWB to automate standard wiki maintenance items like fixing typos, adding/editing short descriptions, fixing citations, etc. Thank you :) ULPS (talk) 15:29, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has approximately 131 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 18:00, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Mahaveer Indra

Namaste! I'd like access to use AWB to automate standard wiki maintenance items like fixing typos, adding/editing short descriptions, fixing citations, etc. Thank you


User:Shadow's Alt

I am User:Shadow of the Starlit Sky (an autoconfirmed user)'s alternative account for security purposes (in case the main acc gets compromised/is put at a risk of getting compromised). I would like to have autoconfirmed rights on this account as well because not having these rights will bar me from doing certain types of edits that I often make with my main account. Shadow's Alt (talk) 12:07, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please post here from your main account to confirm the connection. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:02, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is the main account.
Shadow of the Starlit Sky (talk) 16:12, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done here, Sdrqaz (talk) 16:56, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Reason for requesting confirmed rights

I am very interested in this site and I just want to help people learn new things. I think these permissions would be very helpful, and I have been a user of the site for years without an account. I know this is a big ask, but you can even see my edit history and maybe remove it if I make a mistake? I am sorry if I was rude or time wasting. YourLeastFavorite (talk) 14:55, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 15:00, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Event coordinator


Last year we had problems with a blocked IP range at the beginning of an editathon here in Switzerland. Now we plan a similar event and I hope to prevent such problems when I get the right as Event coordinator. The planed event is supported by Wikimedia Switzerland: link. I often organize editathons for the German WP and sometimes in other languages as English. - Hadi (talk) 18:54, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Hadi, event coordinator will not allow you to bypass an account creation block on an IP address. My advice would be to use the Program and Events dashboard to create the accounts instead, which will allow you to bypass the block. stwalkerster (talk) 01:48, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extended confirmed


Reason for requesting extended confirmed rights Elialonzocruz (talk) 06:42, 23 March 2023 (UTC) Hello, I am requesting to be able to correct the information written on President Bongbong Marcos' page. There have been many cases where trolls added some false information about the President of the Philippines, some are also opinionated and below the belt.Reply[reply]

I cannot edit the page because I am not allowed. I hope you can give me access so I can correct the information.

Elialonzocruz, you can just make an edit request on the article talk page. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 07:25, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done, but you're welcome to suggest changes by making an edit request at Talk:Bongbong Marcos. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 21:59, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File mover

User:Robertus Pius

I often upload files and I’ve made mistakes in the naming in the past and had to request for a name change so I’d like to have the perms for things I upload incase I make a mistake. I’d also love to help others who make mistakes in the naming. I scroll though uploaded images often and I’d definitely fix mistakes if I see them. ✠ Robertus Pius ✠ (TalkContribs) 02:22, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done. You've never uploaded a single file locally. Did you mean to request this on Commons? HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:38, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh yes, sorry. How do I apply for commons File mover? ✠ Robertus Pius ✠ (TalkContribs) 20:04, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
c:Commons:Requests for rights. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:06, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


I have made over 10000 edits to Wikipedia, and I am currently an AfC reviewer. I also participate regularly at RfD and sometimes at AfD. I would like to become a new page reviewer and I am fine with a one-month trial. InterstellarGamer12321 (talk | contribs) 07:25, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done. I'm not seeing any track record in identifying problematic articles for deletion, like experience of CSD tagging. And most of your AfD comments seem to be along the lines of "per above", which doesn't demonstrate a detailed understanding of notability requirements. I'd suggest giving it a month or so and meanwhile applying a few CSD tags (especially for G10/11/12) and making some more substantial comments at AfD with regards to sourcing and notability. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:58, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the feedback. Do you have any recommendations for categories which link to problematic articles which I could improve or nominate for a deletion process? InterstellarGamer12321 (talk | contribs) 17:01, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You could try patrolling the old-style Special:NewPages, or Special:RecentChanges. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:24, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There's also Special:NewPagesFeed (you can view the feed and nominate articles for deletion even if you're not a reviewer) as well as Category:All articles with topics of unclear notability. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 05:53, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I am requesting new page reviewer rights because: 1. Help improve the quality of new articles being added to the site. 2. To help improve the accuracy and reliability of new articles. 3. To help prevent spam and vandalism. 4. To help new editors learn how to create quality articles. 5. To improve the overall quality of Wikipedia. ScholarlyScribe (talk) 09:43, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has 307 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 09:50, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page mover

Pending changes reviewer


I have been editing wikipedia for a while now, and have been doing recent changes patrol. I have been seeing more and more pending changes in the recent changes, and want to help. I understand, and have read all relative documentation. Lflin16 - Member of Recent Changes Patrol (talk) 00:02, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had an account for 22 days and has 36 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 00:10, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done, sorry but you don't have enough experience yet. Give it another month or two and at least few hundred edits and I'll happily reconsider. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:25, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:The person who loves reading

I want to help Wikipedia review pending changes. I'm familiar with Vandalism, Biographies of living person, Neutral point of view, No original research, Verifiability, and Copyrights. I have already read Wikipedia:Reviewing pending changes and understand what reviewing process is. The person who loves reading (talk) 19:15, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 05:49, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Greetings. Since long I have been patrolling Special:RecentChanges where I find pending changes very frequently which badly needs to update and make corrections. So i would like to work those too. Everyday I spent huge time on Wikipedia. Moreover, I have read and understand as well as very much familiar with with Vandalism, Biographies of living person, Neutral point of view, Verifiability, and Copyrights. I hope you will consider my request on the ground of my experience, competence and dedication for Wikipedia. Thanks in advance. Hrksmp (talk) 22:38, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done. @Hrksmp: can you show where you have experience or recent changes patrolling? I couldn't see any in your last ~500 edits. You create a lot of articles, but this is a different skill set. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:13, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have made over 7000 edits, the majority of which are reverting vandalism, and I have uploaded a file, so I am familiar with copyright. The criterion #4 requirements, I have mastered. I have read everything I need to know for this user right and would love to add reviewing pending changes to my activities on Wikipedia. Roundishtc) 23:53, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:15, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have been editing wikipedia since 2017, and have done more than 200 changes (90% of which are against vandalism) as well as articles creation. Please consider my request, acceptance of which will give me more enthusiasm to continuing creative and protective jobs. Thank you in advance. Ghdfghmp (talk) 07:46, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:18, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:$tar Anonymou$

Reason for requesting pending changes reviewer rights $tar Anonymou$ (talk) 17:12, 24 March 2023 (UTC) I would like to become a pending changes reviewer as I have relevant experiences from recent changes and reverting inappropriate edits. I have thoroughly read WP:RPC and am knowledgeable of Wikipedia's guidelines on vandalism.Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:18, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


User:Arado Ar 196

I use Twinkle and Ultraviolet a lot (proof) and such tools work faster with rollback right, so I guess I need it to speed up anti-vandal work. a!rado🦈 (CT) 16:26, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done Your responses to queries on your talk page, from both new and experienced editors, are very brusque. Patrollers need to be able communicate effectively; speed is not everything. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:03, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:The person who loves reading

I like to fight vandalism and reverting vandalizing edits on Wikipedia. I have already read Wikipedia: Rollback. I want to have the Rollback right since it helps me fight vandalism quicker. The person who loves reading (talk) 22:22, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:13, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I’ve been doing RC patrol for a while now, and I’m tired of everyone being faster than me. Snowmanonahoe (talk) 02:02, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:17, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Rollback will aid with quickly reverting obvious vandalism on articlespace, userspace, and Wiki-space. Having edited Wikipedia since 2006 and possessing a clean block log, I believe I possess the necessary judgment and self-discipline required to use rollback for counter-vandalism purposes. WaltClipper -(talk) 15:56, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:17, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:$tar Anonymou$

Reason for requesting rollback rights $tar Anonymou$ (talk) 07:12, 24 March 2023 (UTC) Hi, I'm trying to eliminate vandalism in my free time, so I want wikipedia to be as good as possible. I am familiar with wikipedia policies and try to treat any vandalism properly in accordance with the policies.Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:03, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I would like to use WP:AntiVandal. Dewritech (talk) 16:29, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:04, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have been reverting vandalism on Wikipedia since 2020 (created account in 2023). I would also like to use AntiVandal. It would be an honor to be a part of the rollbacking team, as I know Wikipedia is an encyclopedia where we have no time for jokes by any mischievous teenagers, and it would be MUCH more convenient, if all anti-vandalism Wikipedian editors had this feature. So I request Wikipedia rollback rights to help stop these, what I call 'vandalisers'. Thank you.CybaTruc (talk) 04:24, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has 37 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 14:20, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template editor