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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 23:00, 21 February 2019 (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



Has created 277 articles.  I dream of horses (My talk page) (My edits) @ 21:41, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done ~Swarm~ {talk} 02:55, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

User: Borgatya

Has created 49 articles.  I dream of horses (My talk page) (My edits) @ 02:49, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done ~Swarm~ {talk} 04:18, 21 February 2019 (UTC)


Over 190 articles created. Of the 50 articles I reviewed, all were very well structured, footnotes were properly formatted, and they exhibit an understanding on how to use information in the public domain. No reason to clog up the NPP queue with this editor's work, when they clearly understand article creation. Onel5969 TT me 16:11, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done There have been a number of recent AfD nominations on borderline PROF grounds, but most were closed as keep or NC; the only outlier is Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Julie Auger. There is a huge body of work here so this should help NPP quite a bit. ~ Amory (utc) 18:34, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Amorymeltzer - I agree about NPP, also, I apologize for not mentioning the Julie Auger article as well.Onel5969 TT me 17:19, 20 February 2019 (UTC)


Over 250 articles created on tennis tournaments. power~enwiki (π, ν) 17:24, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done ~Swarm~ {talk} 02:55, 21 February 2019 (UTC)


Has created over a 100 articles.  I dream of horses (My talk page) (My edits) @ 01:54, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done ~Swarm~ {talk} 02:55, 21 February 2019 (UTC)



editing articles placed in maintenance categories to correct template parameter values Dancter (talk) 19:19, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had their access to AutoWikiBrowser automatically revoked ([1]). MusikBot talk 19:20, 17 February 2019 (UTC)



I am the Director of Communications for Phi Gamma Delta, and I would like to make edits to the Phi Gamma Delta Wikipedia article. Can you please approve my account so I can make edits to that page? Thank you! Erica Carlson Ericacarlson325 (talk) 16:01, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 16:10, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done - Hi, and thank you for creating an account to edit Wikipedia. Although I fully understand your desire to dive right in, many of our articles are semi-protected because they are controversial, prone to vandalism, or other reasons. As a new editor with few edits, it might be wise to discuss your edits on the article talkpage in order to gain consensus for your edits, and then use {{Edit semi-protected}} to request the edit be performed. I only recommend this until you're used to the challenges of reliable sources, the biographies of living persons policy, and other similar policies. The good news is that fewer than 5% of Wikipedia articles are protected; this means that 95% of the articles can use your help right now! Also, see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:02, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

User:Gaelan Bot

My bot (approved for a trial at BRFA) is editing URLs, which means it's getting captchas on every edit. Would be nice to get confirmed on it so that it could run properly. Gaelan 💬✏️ 03:50, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done — JJMC89(T·C) 04:49, 21 February 2019 (UTC)


I was just wondering if I could get confirmed, because I am trying to make an article but I want to add a Book Cover to it and I need to be confirmed to do it. Also, it would be nice to be confirmed so I could edit some of the protected articles, because it is kind of annoying when you see a mis type and you can’t do anything to fix it. Thank you even if you deny the request. 😁 NerdyKaiExpo (talk) 21:14, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done - If the file you want to upload is available under a free license, it should be uploaded to our free media repository, the Commons. You do not need any special permissions to upload there, and you can use the same username and password you use here. If it is not available under a free license, it should be requested using the Files for Upload process, which does not require any special permissions. You'll be automatically confirmed in about two days. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:23, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Event coordinator


Running a Wiki-edit-a-thon on 26th of February with User:Stemettes - InnovateHeruk (talk) 14:38, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done until 28 February 2019 TonyBallioni (talk) 22:23, 19 February 2019 (UTC)


I work for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT and we are hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event at our institution on Thursday, March 7 from 6 to 8 pm. I am requesting permission for event coordinator rights, as I would like everyone who shows up to be able to create new content. Thank you. Icecream9567 (talk) 17:18, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
@Icecream9567: are you registering everyone via the Outreach Dashboard? If so, this access is no longer needed unless you are going to be manually processing temporary 'confirmed' status (is that needed for your event?). — xaosflux Talk 17:22, 14 February 2019 (UTC)


I will be the only experienced Wikipedian helping at a local Art + Feminism edit-a-thon on March 2: Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 22:19, 19 February 2019 (UTC) Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 22:19, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Clayoquot: are you registering everyone via the Outreach Dashboard? If so, this access is no longer needed unless you are going to be manually processing temporary 'confirmed' status (is that needed for your event?). — xaosflux Talk 23:45, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
We will not be using the outreach dashboard and I don't know who will be coming. I would really love to have the option to assign 'confirmed' status at the event so that I don't have to watch fifty instances of people typing captchas. I watched fifty captcha typings at an A+F event last year and that was all I ever want to see ;) Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 00:59, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Extended confirmed


Hello, I want to write on English Wikipeda, please. RaphGamer1256 (talk) 13:38, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 13:40, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done You will be automatically granted extended confirmed rights after you make 500 edits and your account is 30 days old. Mz7 (talk) 08:40, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

File mover

User:Bhanwar singh vaish

I have about 2 yrs experience and also I have created 10 Wikipedia articles along with 969 live edits.I am only 15 yrs of age. Bhanwar singh vaish (talk) 01:27, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


I have been here for a few years now and have made a fair amount of edits. I would like to continue helping the encyclopedia grow by reviewing new pages and adding to them as well. Goveganplease (talk) 02:49, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

User:Girth Summit

I was eager to branch out from counter-vandalism work and find different ways to contribute to the project, so I have spent the last few weeks going through the NPP School process with Barkeep49 - you can view my training page here. I believe that I have a grasp of the relevant policies now, and would like to be gain the permission to allow me to use the page curation toolbar. Thanks for your consideration. GirthSummit (blether) 15:51, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
As you can see from out work together, Girth is a thoughtful editor of Wikipedia. I have confidence not only in his ability to use the permission wisely, but to reach out to help, to me or other NPP, when needed. I think Girth will make an excellent new page reviewer - understanding policy but as importantly understanding how to talk to the people that a NPP comes across. Best wishes, Barkeep49 (talk) 15:57, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done ~Swarm~ {talk} 02:11, 21 February 2019 (UTC)


Have been active on Wikipedia for several years now, mostly as an IP in the past and more recently returned with my account. Have been involved in page creation, modifying main space articles, counter vandalism. Looking to expand contributions and interested in new page reviewing, particularly those related to biomedical field, biographies of notable scientists, etc. Spyder212 (talk) 01:52, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Page mover


I'm doing a cleanup of articles with Spanish and Portuguese names, and conventionalizing. Page moving would make my life easier. I have a long history of editing biographical wiki articles. Ortizesp (talk) 05:01, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Hi Ortizesp. Thanks for your request. Can you explain how you tend to determine what spellings to use in article titles? I am thinking in particular of changes like the following: Ozan Kökcü to Ozan Kökçü ("proper name spelling"), Abdulkadir Parmak to Abdülkadir Parmak ("actual spelling of name"), Gobe Gouano to Gobé Gouano ("correct name spelling"), or Ahmet Şâhin to Ahmet Şahin. Dekimasuよ! 05:23, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
    • I try to use native spelling for the names. Kökçü, Abdülkadir, and Gobé are the spelling of their names with correct diacritics in Azerbaijani, Turkish, and French respectively. Ahmet Şahin is an exception, I used the non-diacritive form of the name because it's a disambiguation page, and is a catch-all for people with the same name.--Ortizesp (talk) 14:23, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
      • Thank you for your reply. To be more specific, I'm wondering what the basis in guidelines or policy is for these sorts of moves, and what sorts of evidence you would employ to support the changes. For example, I would write Junichiro Koizumi as Koizumi Jun'ichirō to reflect correct Japanese spelling and diacritics, but I don't move that page because there are guidelines that state Junichiro Koizumi should be used. Dekimasuよ! 18:58, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


I have read the guideline on reviewing, i understand what is vandalism and what is not, i am familiar with the basic content policies: Biographies of living persons, Neutral point of view, No original research, Verifiability and What Wikipedia is not, and i am also familiar with the basic legal policy: Wikipedia:Copyrights. I will take full responsibility for any action i perform. I understand Wikipedia policies and i will use it within these policies. Seby1541 (talk) 07:02, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done See my note on your rollback request, but there are a lot of situations that make me doubt your judgment on all those policies. ~ Amory (utc) 02:29, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

User:Anonymuss User

I am a recent changes patroller, and I revert vandalism. I believe that pending changes is a great way to prevent popular pages from being vandalized, while still allowing for some constructive edits, unlike semi-protection. Therefore, I feel like I'd make a great pending changes reviewer. ᴀɴᴏɴʏᴍᴜᴤᴤ ᴜᴤᴇʀ (ᴛᴀʟᴋ) 21:57, 19 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi, i'm Saschaporsche, i have been editing Wikipedia (mainly the NL wikipedia) for quite some years. On this wikipedia i would like to be able to "review" edits from IP addresses that need to checked. I hope i can be of any help to this project. Kind regards, Saschaporsche (talk) 14:12, 20 February 2019 (UTC) Saschaporsche (talk) 14:12, 20 February 2019 (UTC)


Hello. I was suggested this role after I was declined rollback rights. I'm positive that I can identify and prevent vandal edits or any inappropriate info across the articles. Thanks. Shanze1 (talk) 05:01, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done ~ Amory (utc) 11:40, 21 February 2019 (UTC)



Last time I requested for rollback one of the admin said I needed more experience reverting vandalism edits. I think I've gained lot of experience on reverting vandalism edits. ___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 17:36, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 17:40, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done That was me, and I'm glad to see you've kept it up! Reverts look good from my review. Remember that rollback should be used to combat clear cases of blatant vandalism, and be careful to warn vandals appropriately before reporting to AIV. ~ Amory (utc) 02:44, 21 February 2019 (UTC)


I have been editing in Wikipedia for almost a year. I come through various vandalized articles and i revert back those manually. I could really use this feature to just undo all at once.And also i follow a lot of articles in my watchlist and its hard for me to undo manually for every unsourced edit as well as vandalised edits done by IPs. Granting this right really save me a lot of time. That's said.

Thank you Mr.Sarcastic (talk) 14:13, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 14:20, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done. Please see the notice at the top of this page. This is not what Rollback is for. Take a moment to read Wikipedia:Rollback and if that's what you would like to do, you can then check out the Counter Vandalism Unit to learn more. I think WP:Twinkle is probably more useful for you; it offers a ton of helpful features, including a very quick rollback feature. It also lets you warn users easily. ~ Amory (utc) 02:49, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

User:Anish Mariathasan

Hello! I have been a Pending changes reviewer for some time now, and Rollback permissions would make it easier for me to combat vandalism. Thank you. Heptanitrocubane (talk) 13:28, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done Your last 50 edits take us back over a year, and you've only made four mainspace edits since August; that's just not enough to review or asses. Rollback only makes sense for concerted antivandalism efforts, so I'd get some recent experience under your belt first; there's been a lot of time but not a lot of edits since your request in October 2017. ~ Amory (utc) 02:59, 21 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi.. I've been here for over a year now. Even though I was familiar with contributions on Wikipedia before, I started editing articles more frequently only few months ago. I have already made a considerable amount of contributions in few areas. I seem to like reverting vandal edits and I think I now have a good understanding on how to identify these things. Right now I use Twinkle to revert vandalism. I'd love to get Stiki to perform this if I can with the rollback rights. Shanze1 (talk) 13:15, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done Rollback (and other advanced tools like STiki) only make sense for a concerted, antivandalism effort. I'm just not seeing that in your edits. That's okay! If you're interested in doing that, Twinkle is a great way to get started, but you seem to be editing just fine otherwise! I think I will grant pending changes, though, which seems like it might be useful to you. ~ Amory (utc) 03:03, 21 February 2019 (UTC)


I have read the reverting guide, i understand what is vandalism and what is not, i am familiar with the basic content policies: Biographies of living persons, Neutral point of view, No original research, Verifiability and What Wikipedia is not, and i am also familiar with the basic legal policy: Wikipedia:Copyrights. I will take full responsibility for any action i perform using Rollback. I understand Wikipedia policies and i will use Rollback within these policies. Seby1541 (talk) 15:49, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 2 requests for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([3][4]). MusikBot talk 15:50, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done You've certainly gotten more experience, but it's not clear to me you've really got this down. You're reverting some clear cut vandalism, which is great, although I note you are still rarely warning users, as noted in your decline less than two weeks ago. That's actually good, because a lot of your reversions are not for clear-cut cases of vandalism. There are a lot of what looks like reverting every unsourced or questionable edit a user makes. Some of these may be reasonable to revert, such as in BLPs, but a lot of them look like good-faith efforts on another editor's part to improve the project. I think you should slow down and only revert blatant vandalism for a while. ~ Amory (utc) 02:29, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

User:LPS and MLP Fan

Hello. I am LPS and MLP Fan. I am pretty experienced with editing Wikipedia. I have been on Wikipedia for 7 months, respectively. I would like to get the rollback feature. This would make reverting vandalism and other problematic edits easier. I promise that I would use rollback responsibly. Thank you. LPS and MLP Fan (talk) 22:05, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 164 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 22:10, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done The ink hasn't even dried on your declined request from two days ago, and the message from JJMC89 still applies. —DoRD (talk)​ 22:48, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

User:Horst Hof

Hi, I'm Horst Hof. I'm currently following the counter-vandalism training program under the very valuable coaching assistance of Girth Summit. You can examine my CVUA program page here. After using Twinkle for a while I would like to request rollback permissions in order to give Huggle a try. Horst Hof (talk) 08:56, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
I've been working with Horst Hof these last few weeks. We are still going through the curriculum, but they have shown good judgement in what is and is not vandalism and have no doubt they could be trusted with the permission. GirthSummit (blether) 10:48, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done All looks good to me! I agree with GS that you should probably be warning more of these users, but the reverts all look great! Remember that rollback is typically used for clearcut cases of vandalism, and to be careful with Huggle. Happy editing! ~ Amory (utc) 12:11, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

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