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 18:50, 30 January 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



Has created 104 articles. 4 of those have been deleted: one G7, one G6 to make way for a page move, and two redirects under G8. HouseBlastertalk 22:19, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


User:Wiki Master World

Reason for requesting autowikibrowser rights: This region of the world has a lot of people meddling with Wikipedia and disrupt the flow of correct information. There are a lot of fan-edits, lots of toxicity and misinformatory edits can't be counted. I have pledged to maintain the purity of the information as far as I can, that's why I request AWB status. Wiki Master World (talk) 09:11, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has approximately 240 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 09:20, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done I don't think you have enough editing experience, I am sorry. Salvio giuliano 11:03, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I've been using lots of scripts to edit easier and faster and I think AWB will help me more to contribute in updating and editing articles. 98Tigerius (talk) 17:30, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@98Tigerius: can you be more specific about the types of updates/edits you'd like to make? —Femke 🐦 (talk) 17:32, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Reason for requesting confirmed rights MusicoDeiah (talk) 06:29, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requesting to Confirm my account to edit and publish articles on my page. Thank you

 Not done spamblocked. stwalkerster (talk) 08:31, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Event coordinator

Extended confirmed


Hello, I have been a Wiki editor for the past couple of years, I would like to have extended confirmed edit capabilities in order to be able to edit historical articles that are blocked because of vandalism. S40052650 (talk) 14:59, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for extended confirmed declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 15:00, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done for the same reason as before. If there are any specific edits you'd like to make, you are welcome to make an edit request on the article's talk page. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 20:45, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, I'm Goliv, I've been a user of Lusophone Wikipedia since 2017 but started collaborating more in this current year of 2023. I started translation projects before 2017 for example the Portuguese article about the band Caravan Palace. At the time my English was not so good, I consider my English better today. In the Lusophone I'm a autoconfirmed user. [you all may see here]. I would like to request that the team add me as a confirmed extended even though I have few edits on the English Wikipedia. However, I am using the Wikipedia article translation platform and I am unable to publish the translations here because I am not extended confirmed. I hope you all can understand me, thank you. [also here] Goliv04053 (talk) 14:30, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer

Page mover


I would like to help the Community to close move requests. I have lots of free time to do it. Panam2014 (talk) 19:53, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done. Sorry, I see too many issues over the last 30 moves or so (which goes back about 18 months). Many were reverted, and while some were simply bold moves (e.g. Chile Podemos +, or October 2021 Sudanese coup d'état attempt which was reverted the next day after an RM), others are difficult to understand. For example:
  • In terms of the MOS, on January 22 you moved a page from AbdulWahab Raweh to Abdul Wahab Raweh, but the article text and sources indicate that the move should have been to Abdulwahab Raweh. Another example was moving an article to Strength is in Unity, which is a mix of title case and sentence case.
  • You have moved pages without sufficient explanation in some cases. On December 7 you moved a page to 2019–2026 Sudanese transition to democracy, but there is no mention of 2026 anywhere on the page except in the title, and no indication of where the addition of "2026" came from was given. (A previous move request for this page, started by you, ended as "not moved", so this was not a good candidate for a bold move anyway.) Likewise, you moved a page to 2024 Malian constitutional referendum, but the article says "A constitutional referendum was planned to be held in on Mali 31 October 2021. It was initially scheduled for 9 July 2017. However, in late June it was postponed with no date set, before being revived in mid April 2021. Due to the 2021 Malian coup d'état it was indefinitely postponed." Nothing is written about a referendum in 2024, and no reason was given for the move when it was performed.
  • A similar issue combines this with the problem of how to discuss moves with other editors. When you moved Deputy leaders of Israel to Deputy of the Prime Minister of Israel in 2021, that move was eventually reverted. Then you immediately reinstated your change. Your actions were characterized in the subsequent RM, for better or for worse, as "the editor who unilaterally moved it in 2021 & then reverted back to that move in 2022, appears to refuse to discuss the matter." If you argue that this had become the stable title, then we also have the opposite case: you reversed a move from 2023 Nigerian general election to 2023 Nigerian elections after the article was at the new title for three months, but when that move was reinstated, you immediately moved to 2023 Nigerian general elections again with the summary "Per sources. Stop NOW". Most of this sort of back-and-forth should take place on the talk page, not in repeated page moves when there is an awareness that other editors object.
On balance, I would need move evidence to be convinced that adding this permission would not result in problems down the line. If you would like to be involved in closing move requests, I suggest practicing on easy discussions first in order to show evidence of how you would go about gauging consensus. Dekimasuよ! 06:36, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dekimasu: for Mali and Sudan, I have moved without uploading the article. For Israel, leaders is false. The article is about the deputies of the PM not of others leaders like President and Speaker. For Nigeria, the title was problematic because source call it general election. Panam2014 (talk) 17:34, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please note that my comments above are in regards to methods of discussing and performing moves, situations which are similar to the application of the page mover right. I wasn't referring to the merits of the individual moves. In closing move requests as well, the consensus should be followed whether or not we have our own individual arguments for specific versions of the titles. Dekimasuよ! 05:07, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dekimasu: there were no consensus to move to Nigeria election in fact (it is an inedite research). For Israel, the title has issues from years and my move was unchallenged during a yeear. Panam2014 (talk) 18:07, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have been participating in some requested moves as of late. I believe that I could make a great help with the current RMCD backlogging without referral to RMTR. Wikiexplorationandhelping (talk) 19:34, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has 1455 total edits. MusikBot talk 19:40, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done. Please see the notice at the top of this page. I don't think you have sufficient editing experience yet. Please come back when you have demonstrated a clear need for this tool, and have the amount of experience required for administrators to review your edits. Salvio giuliano 19:41, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pending changes reviewer

User:John Yunshire

Hi, I have been editing on Wikipedia for more than a year now. Since then, I think I have gained good understanding of the policies and guidelines of Wikipedia. I know the process of reviewing is intended as a quick check to ensure edits don't contain vandalism, violations of the policy on living individuals, copyright violations, or other obvious inappropriate content. I can help reduce this burden with this right. Thank you. John Yunshire (talk) 21:14, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello! I see you often don't warn vandals. Could you commit to doing this? It's easy to do with Twinkle. —Femke 🐦 (talk) 17:43, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@John Yunshire: maybe you missed my question? —Femke 🐦 (talk) 21:04, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I contribute frequently to articles related to contentious political topics across the broadly conceived modern period, ranging from World War II, to the history and visual cultures the Soviet Union, and Eastern European art and history (including recent geopolitics like Russian invasion of Ukraine). My most substantial contributions are in biography (visual arts and history), and I am well-versed in quickly and effectively determining changes that warrant approval. I have a track record of over 1600 edits for over 250 articles and I think I would benefit from pending changes reviewer rights. Thank you very much for reviewing my request. Ppt91 (talk) 18:36, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I was granted the pending changes reviewer permission a month ago on a trial basis and would greatly appreciate it becoming permanent as my trial period is about to expire. Thank you. Riverbend21 (talk) 12:31, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Already done (automated response): This user already has the "reviewer" user right. MusikBot talk 12:40, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can't say this is dire, especially when there's not much of a backlog. Requesting this really for convenient sake, when the backlog becomes actually backed; and yes, I've read and understand WP:RPC. Thanks. Jerium (talk) 21:07, 30 January 2023 (UTC) Jerium (talk) 21:07, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done —Femke 🐦 (talk) 21:08, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I would like to request this permission so I can aid in reviewing any edits on articles with pending changes protection. I am a recent changes patroller and find myself reverting vandalism on pages with this protection; I would like to be able to accept constructive changes as well. I have read Wikipedia:Reviewing pending changes and am familiar with the listed policies. Schminnte (talk contribs) 21:32, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I have found my main job on this platform is reverting vandalism, and I would like to take to a higher level using Huggle. I understand the rollback policies, and will do my absolute best to abide by them. My edit count is 401 at the time of me writing this, and I have no recent warnings. I like Astatine (Talk to me) 23:39, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template editor


I am writing to request editor rights for the Wikipedia template library. I have been an active contributor to the organization, and I have consistently demonstrated my commitment to producing high-quality content. I believe that being an editor would allow me to take my contributions to the next level, by ensuring that our templates are accurate, consistent, and professional. As an editor, I would have the ability to review and edit templates submitted by other contributors, as well as create new templates from scratch. I am confident that my attention to detail, my writing and editing skills, and my experience working with templates would make me an asset to the team. I understand the importance of maintaining the high standards of our template library, and I am committed to working diligently to ensure that our templates are always up-to-date and of the highest quality. I would be honored to have the opportunity to serve as an editor, and I would be grateful for your consideration of my request. Rutvik888 (talk) 10:17, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had an account for 214 days, has 57 total edits and has 0 edits in the template and module namespaces. MusikBot talk 10:20, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done, fails minimum criteria. Note that this permission is only necessary for editing protected templates, and there are a very large number of templates available for editing. Primefac (talk) 10:29, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]