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The account creator user group (accountcreator user group) grants access to a tool which permits trusted Wikipedia contributors to make a large number of accounts for other people who request them.

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Account creators' abilities

Accounts in the account creator user group have the technical ability to perform the following actions:

  • Create more than six accounts in a 24-hour period with Special:CreateAccount or other tools (the noratelimit flag).
  • Override the "anti-spoof" check and create accounts that are similar to accounts that already exist (the override-antispoof flag).
  • Override the "blacklist" check and create accounts that are otherwise blocked by the title blacklist (the tboverride-account flag).

Becoming an account creator

The account creator flag may be granted to users who are active and experienced in the request an account process (ACC) and so are identified to the Wikimedia Foundation. Users are expected to correctly handle many requests and have hit the four (4) account rate limit more than once before requesting the flag, which may be done at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Account creator.

The right is included in the Administrator toolset. To grant the flag, administrators should follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Account creator/Administrator instructions.

Other information

The account creator permission is provided to editors active in the ACC process. Users with the account creator right are allowed to use any of the technical abilities included with this user right at their own discretion. The English Wikipedia has 34 users who explicitly have the account creator flag enabled.

This right was previously granted to individuals involved with off-wiki outreach events to help them create accounts for participants. In May 2018 a new user group, event coordinator, was created, which allows individuals to not be affected by the rate limit on creating accounts without the other abilities granted to account creator. Editors who previously would have been eligible for account creator should instead request the eventcoordinator user group.

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