Open main menu

Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

  (Redirected from Wikipedia:PERM)

Administrator instructions

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 14:20, 21 September 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.
  • 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 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 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. There is no set number of edits that must be done, but a general rule of thumb is that a user is Extended confirmed. However, a user must be Confirmed or auto-confirmed user to add requests to the page.
  • 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, 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


I am designated account/article creator for shows on Zee5 OTT Network. I have been on wikipedia for about 2 years now, Also User:ArthurCurry70 is my another account. I shall be using both accounts to create new articles on Wikipedia. I also understand that Wikipedia doesn't allow Peacock terms or Advertising in articles and I shall follow all guidelines while creating new articles. Sworddancer2221 (talk) 09:18, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 09:20, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  Not done You are not a member of the ACC team. stwalkerster (sock | talk) 10:04, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


I am requesting the right due to me being reactive in the WP:ACC program. Right was originally removed due to inactivity. Clarkcj12 (talk) 04:16, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done — JJMC89(T·C) 04:17, 21 September 2019 (UTC)



I am designated account/article creator for shows on Zee5 OTT Network. I have been on wikipedia for about 2 years now, Also User:ArthurCurry70 is my another account. I shall be using both accounts to create new articles on Wikipedia. I also understand that Wikipedia doesn't allow Peacock terms or Advertising in articles and I shall follow all guidelines while creating new articles. Sworddancer2221 (talk) 09:18, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Sworddancer2221, just a quick question ... can you clarify what you mean by "I am designated account/article creator" (i.e. designated by whom)? Thanks! Chetsford (talk) 16:16, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Not done per WP:APAT suggested standards for minimum article creation experience. Chetsford (talk) 16:54, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Sworddancer2221 - From looking at 7 Days Without You (show) (now Draft:Love, Sleep, Repeat (show)) it appears you did not follow the WP:PAYDISCLOSE disclosure guidelines. While you did post a form of disclosure to your User page, it did not contain all of the required information as per WP:COIPAYDISCLOSE; namely, the name of the agency that has retained you must also be disclosed. It appears this may be the case with your other drafts as well. As a connected contributor, you are welcome to submit drafts to Articles for Creation and you are welcome to suggest edits on article Talk pages for other editors to implement but it's preferred you don't directly edit articles, nor introduce articles to mainspace, in cases where you have a WP:COI. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with WP's terms of use before continuing to edit. Thank you! Discussion moved to Talk page for efficiency. Chetsford (talk) 14:46, 20 September 2019 (UTC); edited 14:51, 20 September 2019 (UTC); edited 15:07, 20 September 2019 (UTC)


I've been around for ages and I know the drill. I'm planning on creating a large number of pages for WP:EYE. Patrolling my new pages isn't necessary - I know how to write a lead using WP:VERifiable references. I have absolute zero interest in writing anything about WP:BLP. Patrol effort would be far better spent elsewhere. Thank you in advance, Vitreology talk 13:57, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Not done There are a couple of issues. First, at the end of the day, one of the major reasons for patrolling is to prevent defamatory BLPs from being indexed by search engines, which is why "familiarity with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially those on biographies of living persons" is one of the criteria of WP:APAT. As you noted, you don't seem to have much or any experience with BLPs which puts us at a disadvantage in determining if you have "familiarity with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially those on biographies of living persons". The second issue is that 40-percent of your five most recently created articles have been deleted which suggests your upcoming new page creations would benefit from review by the NPP. Also, when I randomly selected a few older articles you'd created I saw that you frequently use raw URLs (e.g. Premaydena) which are susceptible to WP:LINKROT and are not recommended. One of the options to NP patrollers in the curation menu is to tag articles that need improvements in citation formatting due to, for instance, the use of raw URLs. This type of patrolling seems like it would be useful on articles you're creating in the absence of fully formatted citations. Chetsford (talk) 16:31, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
To be fair, you're talking about a long time span between my 5 most recent article creation. I've created my fair share of good articles over the years. But you're probably right, Autopatrolling is probably not something I really want to be involved with anyway. Have a nice day. Vitreology talk 17:40, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


I am requesting autopatrolled rights on the basis of having created over 50 new articles.

--Pippipip (talk) 05:48, 20 September 2019 (UTC) Pippipip (talk) 05:48, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:19, 20 September 2019 (UTC)



Looking to use to help with maintenance of references that use the 'cite' family of templates. For example, replacement of deprecated parameters, use of markup in 'publisher' param, etc. Archer1234 (talk) 16:01, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:49, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


Looking to use JWB to update incoming links to articles such as Uganda Airlines where a new topic has suddenly taken over as the primary topic. – Thjarkur (talk) 22:22, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:52, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


I would like to fix typos and improperly-done references. Thanks! Nigos (talk Contribs) 10:59, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

User:Colin M

Would like to use JWB for occasional mass search and replace tasks (example). Colin M (talk) 20:24, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


Requesting access to AWB to do typo fixing for Typo Team Cinnamingirl (talk) 04:50, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 462 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 21:00, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


I'm mainly doing Typo Team corrections and some copy editing, while learning how WP works for more complex editing. Use of JWB will help in these gnome functions. Ayenaee (talk) 14:46, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

User:Sarah Canbel

Hello. I'm requesting the AutoWikiBrowser permission to normalize spelling conventions (e.g. "open-source software" instead of "open source software") and to make mass edits to links after page moves. For example, as Cross-platform was recently moved to Cross-platform software, I'd like to change wikilinks to Cross-platform into wikilinks to Cross-platform software to pave the way for a new disambiguation page at Cross-platform. Thanks for your consideration.Sarah Canbel (talk) 20:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


I had permission before, went inactive, and I'm back. Right now I mostly plan to use the list comparer to find intersections of categories. Jfhutson (talk) 20:36, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had their access to AutoWikiBrowser automatically revoked ([1]). MusikBot talk 20:40, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


I am planning on searching articles for typos. I used to do this manually and that was pretty time consuming. I will use this to remove typos. Thank you BoothSift 05:32, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 493 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 05:40, 20 September 2019 (UTC)


Having dabbled in many WikiGnome-type minor maintenance edits over the past year, and having been on the wiki since December 2009, I would like to use the system to speed things up since I have a lot of work to do. I promise I won't go too fast. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 01:03, 21 September 2019 (UTC)


I would like to focus on improving the quality of articles in the Visual Arts and Military History categories. GeneralPoxter (talk) 14:58, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autowikibrowser declined in the past 90 days ([2]) and has approximately 271 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 18:11, 21 September 2019 (UTC)



i would like to edit the page name saini kindly grant me a permission Punjabier (talk) 07:30, 19 September 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! — JJMC89(T·C) 14:43, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


Jemmy Wiratama Source Jemmywir (talk) 19:25, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 19:30, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
  Already done (automated response): This user already has the "autoconfirmed" user right. MusikBot talk 19:30, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Event coordinator

Extended confirmed


I am designated account/article creator for shows on Zee5 OTT Network. I have been on wikipedia for about 2 years now, Also User:ArthurCurry70 is my another account. I shall be using both accounts to create new articles on Wikipedia. I also understand that Wikipedia doesn't allow Peacock terms or Advertising in articles and I shall follow all guidelines while creating new articles. Sworddancer2221 (talk) 09:18, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 09:20, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  Not done This will be granted automatically once you meet the requirements. stwalkerster (sock | talk) 10:06, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

File mover


Good day. I have the read the file mover user rights and would be interested in having this permission thus I am submitting this application. I have already created more than 80 articles and made more than 1,800 edits in Wikipedia though I have been here since 2006. Most of my articles are about the Philippines and having this permission would allow me to work on renaming files. I encountered one upload where it was misspelled and it took sometime for it to be renamed. I currently have autopatrolled, rollback and pending changes reviewer permissions. Hopefully my request would be granted. Thanks! — Emperork (talk) 11:41, 20 September 2019 (UTC) Emperork (talk) 11:41, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Mass message sender

New page reviewer

User:پاک آرمی زندہ باد

Hi Wikipedia Administrators

I am requesting for permission for reviewing page i am on wikipedia since last oct 2018 i am creating articles on different topics so total i have created 10 articles with 500 edits and added references to many articles along with this i have nominated pages for deletion who has no sources/references. i understand the wikipedia guidelines and policies i will spend daily 1 to 2 hours creating and fixing articles here. پاک آرمی زندہ باد (talk) 18:54, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user has 194 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 19:01, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Opss sorry my mistake i was actually checking the number of edits in preferences section there i have 500 edits+پاک آرمی زندہ باد (talk) 19:11, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

I am not sure if i am qualifying for that or not but if i get a trial then i will patrol / review pages daily and will add references/details/tags.پاک آرمی زندہ باد (talk) 19:25, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Page mover

Pending changes reviewer


I've edited Wikipedia for quite awhile now, including issuing warnings and Twinkle for rollbacking a ton (fighting against vandalism), I think I have the qualifications and necessary skill to review pending changes. I hope I can contribute by reviewing changes to all articles I come across, as well as continuing my long-standing mission against vandalism. Thanks! I'm Caker18 ! I edit Wikipedia sparingly. (talk) 17:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Do you think perhaps it would be more helpful to reviewers if you were to use your own words to make the request as opposed to paraphrasing the request made just before yours? This is especially important given your short tenure here and the many concerns raised on your talk page.-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@Ponyo:The similarities to the request above mine is probably a coincidence. I spend a lot of time on RTRC trying to combat vandalism, and I've used Twinkle a lot for warnings. On my talk page, there is quite a bit of hate, like the "Spam" entry. The last one, GA reviewing, is kind of different in its context from reviewing general edits, especially seeing a majority of my edits were trying to combat vandalism and other rollbacks. I'm Caker18 ! I edit Wikipedia sparingly. (talk) 22:44, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
"The similarities to the request above mine is probably a coincidence"? That's concerning as some parts of it are verbatim from Ravenpuff's request. I have several concerns regarding your account, your previous history here, and your judgment. Until they are addressed I don't think you should hold any advance permissions. At this point this request should be closed as   Not done.-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 22:54, 18 September 2019 (UTC)


I've been editing for nearly a year now (1,000+ edits), made large contributions to various articles and watched them grow. I think I have a good grasp of the guidelines (removing poorly cited material, adding better sources, contributing to thin articles, copyediting, removing potentially libelous material, remove vandalism when I see them, welcoming new users, etc.). I would like to contribute further by becoming a pending changes reviewer. Thanks. —Partytemple (talk) 06:56, 21 September 2019 (UTC)



I have many counter-vandalism experience with Twinkle but I want to try Huggle. I know difference between good faith edits and bad faith edits. Also, I am very well aware with the Wikipedia's policy. I am pending change reviewer too on the Wikipedia and accepted or rejected many submissions carefully. I have these rights in Gujarati Wikipedia too. I requested one request but Admin declined it due to lack of edit summaries in my edits but as of today they are 85%. If I will be given rights then I can use it to fight against the vandalism in the article. Thanks and Regards, Harshil want to talk? 04:14, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 04:20, 21 September 2019 (UTC)


Been doing anti-vandalism on and off on the wiki for a few months and having rollback perms would be helpful when using Huggle Nimaex (talk) 14:13, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has 182 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 14:20, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  Comment: The bot above was correct but I am now at 201 edits. Nimaex (talk) 15:38, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Template editor


I would like to be able to make changes to Modules and Templates which are now more tightly protected (I am finding fewer and fewer of them that I can still edit). Uzume (talk) 04:09, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Uzume: Could you articulate what kind of work on protected templates you intend to perform? — JFG talk 04:21, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
They vary but probably things related to structure and organization, e.g., Wikidata. Right now I am thinking to add better Wikidata linking to a number of templates that use such by adding things like {{EditAtWikidata}} or similar (perhaps adding categorization too based on if parameters match or do not match Wikidata, etc.). Some example templates I have considered include: {{DBLP}}, {{Isfdb title}}, {{Isfdb name}}, {{MathGenealogy}}. Uzume (talk) 05:08, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Standard Guidelines review:
  1.  Y (guideline: >1 year, applicant: >15)
  2.  Y (guideline: >1000 edits, applicant: ~3k)
  3.  Y (guideline: >150 template edits, applicant: 378)
  4.  Y (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: N/A)
  5.  N (guideline: 3 sandboxes, applicant: 0)
  6.  N (guideline: 5 requests, applicant: 0)
  Not done – no demonstrated need (criteria 5 and 6) — JJMC89(T·C) 06:42, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
I am not going to argue this (as I have little inclination to go about proving things) and I will just say that I have done plenty of sandbox requests over the years but if I have to get someone else to apply changes from a sandbox, there is little reason to do so under my logged in account. You didn't look hard enough. Uzume (talk) 07:09, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm puzzled: what reason would there be not to use your account when working on sandboxes? And we can't "look hard" at what you do when not logged in: first it's your job to bring forward your expertise in template editing, second IP addresses are not matched to logged-in users, and we couldn't find your edits even if we tried. — JFG talk 07:50, 19 September 2019 (UTC)