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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

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 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



I've created 26 articles (see my user page), I have one good article as well as a DYK. to address Ashwarya, sources were admittedly scant but I believe it was enough for inclusion versacespaceleave a message! 23:08, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has created roughly 14 articles. MusikBot talk 03:00, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
* note: a large portion of my articles are expansions of redirects versacespaceleave a message! 23:59, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
I'd be interested in your thoughts on Ashwarya. Created by you on 4 June and tagged with notability on 6 June, and later on with Template:Sources exist. What are your intentions? Do you have any? Schwede66 21:28, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Hello Schwede66, my sole intention was to write about an artist I was interested in. I believe that the topic is notable. versacespaceleave a message! 21:33, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Autopatrolled is for editors who produce "clean" articles that don't need patrolling. By definition, that means that those articles should not have maintenance templates placed. So if there are templates, that's a problem. Therefore my question – do you have any intentions about improving the article so that the maintenance template can go? Schwede66 21:42, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I do, along with the intention to regularly check all of my articles and do the same to them. And another issue like the one at Ashwarya won't happen again. versacespaceleave a message! 22:08, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I've temporarily watchlisted Ashwarya and will keep an eye on progress. Schwede66 23:26, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
One months later, there has been no action taken by you to address the shortcomings of the Ashwarya article. Hence, I will not be signing this request off, but I won't be declining it either. I'll leave it to another admin to make a call. Schwede66 00:52, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  Not done. Open for a month without action. Also, the critical reception of Home Video (album) is copy-pasted from Metacritic. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 03:46, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


I have created over 25 articles when you include articles that I created by removing a redirect. None of my articles have been tagged with anything thus far. Due to that, I want autopatrolled to help decrease backlog for NPP reviewers by getting the user right. Link20XX (talk) 13:42, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
  Done Schwede66 00:55, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


I have made around 1500 edits and created around 50 articles in the last few months, of which one was promoted to a WP:GA with a DYK (and I am working on various others), so I think I'm reasonable familiar with the policies and guidelines of Wikipedia. The Grsecurity article I made was incorrectly speedily deleted in my opinion, but I never took the effort of starting a deletion review which was recommended by the deleting admin (I added sources to meet WP:GNG for which it was deleted, but it wasn't too different from the original article, so it was speedied). I'm familiar with WP:V, WP:C, WP:N and WP:BLP (I have created 4 biographies). I would like to become an autopatrolling user so I can help the NPP team. PhotographyEdits (talk) 15:18, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
  Not done Articles like List of Deutsche Bahn subsidiaries are arguably not even ready for mainspace. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 03:53, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
@NinjaRobotPirate Why? I read in a policy that "Lists that fulfill recognized informational, navigation, or development purposes often are kept regardless of any demonstrated notability.". If I'm mistaken on that particular article then okay, but I think it's my only mistake in ~50 new articles I made last months. PhotographyEdits (talk) 15:40, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Autopatrolled is for people who create articles that don't need any cleanup or tweaks. This article has multiple empty sections, had no citations upon creation, still has no talk page, and was moved to draft space by an admin. It also cites "" as a source instead of the actual archived website that you're citing. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 15:54, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
@NinjaRobotPirate Yes I understand. I was under the impression that list articles had less strong requirements due to being lists. All my other article creations are regular articles, which I think correctly met the requirements upon creation. Please take a look at them. I've fixed the issue, thanks for pointing that one out. PhotographyEdits (talk) 13:36, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Dude, you got an answer. I understand that you dislike the answer, but badgering me isn't going to change it. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 14:01, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Okay, sorry. Thanks for your answer. PhotographyEdits (talk) 14:14, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

User:Heba Aisha

Contributed to encyclopedia immensely for last one year in the most controversial topic area i.e caste and indian politics. I have created required number of articles, necessary to get this right. Last time, this right was requested for me by a fellow editor, but since i was new, i was not granted this right, though reviewing admin was impressed by my edit history. On Wikipedia, several administrators have recognised my work, some of them are Bishonen and RegentsPark. Hence, I deem myself fit for this right. Heba Aisha (talk) 00:51, 30 June 2021 (UTC) Heba Aisha (talk) 00:51, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
I would like to add, only few pages are in stub version and others have no cleanup tags and were cleared by reviewier immediately. It shows that i had not violated any policy, specifically regarding WP:BLP, WP:NPOV and WP:RS. I am also aware about various other policies of wiki and follow them to write my articles, which makes me believe that, there is no need for a new page reviewer to review my pages. Heba Aisha (talk) 10:54, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Beeblebrox, please see this request. Heba Aisha (talk) 23:49, 4 July 2021 (UTC)


Howdy! I'm applying for this permission because I have created 27 new articles (one of which was created from a redirect), and because I have a need for the tools. Multiple articles that I've created have been of hockey players on the day of their NHL debut (like Jackson Cates or Wade Allison (ice hockey)), which would be at a time that people would be Googling for them. On top of that, one of my most recent articles, Eric Petersen, is on a subject who was a recent Emmy nomination and is a co-lead on a popular new television show. Most of the time, I have had no trouble with having pages reviewed in a timely manner, but it took two weeks for Allison to be reviewed, and Petersen has gone one week without being checked. In terms of trustworthiness, 9 of these 25 articles have been BLPs, and two (Ulysses S. Grant Monument and 2021 pitch doctoring controversy) have been the subjects of recent controversy. I also have 22 good articles, of which 15 are BLPs and 2 are recently deceased persons. Finally, I check all of my articles for GNG or SNG before writing them. Kncny11 (shoot) 20:31, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
There are no tools that come with autopatrolled. What is it that you are expecting? Schwede66 21:20, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
The "tool" in question that I was referring to was to have my new articles marked as reviewed, which takes the burden off of reviewers and allows pages I create to be immediately visible from search engines. This is especially valuable, as I said, in the context of article topics that would be reasonably popular Google searches, such as an athlete on the day of, or shortly after, their professional debut. Kncny11 (shoot) 22:24, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
  Not done. "I have a need for the tools" indicates that you don't understand what this user right is. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 14:07, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


I am a regular editor who created 35+ pages. I understand the guidelines like WP:BLP, WP:GNG etc. I am planning to create more pages related to sports personalities. Till now none of my pages got deleted and all the pages are tags-free. Yes, they are stub. Sonofstar (talk) 10:01, 13 July 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to get the autopatrolled rights, as I have created articles more than eligibility criteria for this right. Also, I have thoroughly read the process, guidelines that what should be keep in mind during marking any article as reviewed. Thank you. — The Chunky urf Al Kashmiri (Speak🗣️ or Write✍️) 02:56, 20 July 2021 (UTC)


I've created more than 200 articles, most of which I keep a record of here. Most of them are about notable sportspeople and comply with WP:NSPORT. Very few issues have been raised with my articles and most of them avoid getting tagged for notability or content issues. As far as I am aware, I haven't had any taken to AfD or PROD in several years. Spiderone(Talk to Spider) 21:48, 20 July 2021 (UTC) Spiderone(Talk to Spider) 21:48, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
I can largely confirm that Spiderone does indeed have the required knowledge for possessing autopatral perm. Celestina007 (talk) 22:30, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Me too. Onel5969 TT me 01:51, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
I can also vouch for Spiderone. Nehme1499 20:45, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
I am perhaps late. Spiderone definitely deserves this flag. ─ The Aafī (talk) 11:25, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

User:Microwave Anarchist

Following a suggestion on my talk page from Nehme1499, I have decided to apply for this right for the second time, with the initial request having been rejected by Anarchyte. I've been regularly editing Wikipedia for a couple years and have created over 500 articles, the majority of which relate to association football and I try to keep a record of here. The majority are Stub-class but are notable under WP:NFOOTY or otherwise. I have had three articles deleted after a change to WP:FPL but otherwise have had no issues with articles I have created. Microwave Anarchist (talk) 20:13, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
I can confirm my suggestion. Nehme1499 20:45, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
I would definitely support this. Microwave Anarchist has an excellent understanding of notability and our manual of style. Spiderone(Talk to Spider) 11:29, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to request for autopatrolled permission to help reduce the huge workload/backlog of NPP reviewers. I have been on Wikipedia since 2013, have made over 19000 edits, and have familiarized myself with the prerequisite required for this permission. Currently, I have created 46 articles with few more in the work. Thank you for considering me! Paper9oll (🔔📝) 01:13, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

User:Hind ji

I have created over 25 articles when you include articles that I created by removing a redirect. None of my articles have been tagged with anything thus far. Due to that, I want autopatrolled to help decrease backlog for NPP reviewers by getting the user right.Hind ji (talk) 17:26, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has created roughly 20 articles. MusikBot talk 15:50, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
@Hind ji: Thank you, but considering nearly a third of your creations have been deleted, most recently two days ago, they would benefit from continued review for the time being.   Not done. – Joe (talk) 12:01, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


Dear Stewards, I hope this finds you well, I know in the past I may have had my ups and downs mostly downs not much of up with the English Wikipedia but I see that as a learning tool that has given me the experience I have now with editing Wikipedia and its sister projects. Having learnt all that I would like to request that I get the auto patrol right to reduce the backlog to people that patrol pages from my end and so I believe it's high time I was granted the autopatrolled rights, and yes I have over 25 new articles, excluding redirects and disambiguation pages. Thank you. Chabota Kanguya (talk) 23:11, 30 July 2021 (UTC)


I'd like to be autopatrolled to reduce the burden at NPP. I have created 38 mainspace articles, one of which is a GA. Some of my articles are stubs but I always ensure the sourcing in the stub is sufficient to show notability. I know my way around BLP and GNG (I periodically participate in AfDs). I primarily create articles about notable works of eighteenth century literature, which I ensure pass WP:BOOKCRIT. ~ L 🌸 (talk) 04:11, 1 August 2021 (UTC) ~ L 🌸 (talk) 04:11, 1 August 2021 (UTC)



I do a lot of Wikidata, with OpenRefine, and I need some time to automate some changes on a batch of data. Antoine2711 (talk) 23:08, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 55 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 23:10, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
I do most of my edits on Wikidata, but also Wikimedia Commons and Wikipédia FR. I also have a bot, Antoine2711bot, which does most of my automated edits. I live in Canada, and the data I'm given to push is in French (my main language), but may also be in English. Regards, Antoine2711 (talk) 21:15, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Could you be a bit more specific about what exactly you want to do? It is worth noting that there have long been significant skepticism about wikidata on enwiki and if the plan is to import from there additional considerations are likely to apply. --Trialpears (talk) 17:10, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  Not done given the lack of response. --Trialpears (talk) 14:40, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


will use this tool to fix wikilink errors, typos, etc.. Agyaanapan (talk) 01:10, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 370 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 11:30, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
While you have been very active in the past month, you haven't done much before that and the vast majority of your edits are either (semi-)automatic or very minor (adding short description layout fixes etc). This is of course appreciated, but it really doesn't give me any way to see if you have the experience to see if you know what changes are inappropriate to be made with AWB and if you handle potential issues appropriately, which is very important for AWB since a lot can go wrong. Is your plan just to use general fixes and typo correction or do you plan on making more complex changes? --Trialpears (talk) 17:10, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
Trialpears i am on conservative. i have no plans on making complex changes at least for another six months. i would prefer typos ( can easily be searched on web if i am not sure or cross verify ) or general fixes ( by looking into docs on wp ). -Agyaanapan (talk) 00:56, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
I'll leave this for another admin to make the final decision. Regardless, I want to thank you for your gnome edits. It's easy for such contributions to go unrecognized. --Trialpears (talk) 09:47, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Trialpears indeed WikiGnome humorous and at same time educative. thanks for your decision. -Agyaanapan (talk) 13:12, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
I will mark this as   Not done. At Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/AutoWikiBrowser/Administrator instructions a strong grasp of English and being a reasonably experienced user are given as prerequisites. I'm not convinced you have the former and given that you have little experience outside performing minor fixes I'm on the fence about the latter. Thank you for showing interest. --Trialpears (talk) 14:48, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


Currently I am active with Portal-Astronomy, and Observatory stub articles. Planning to review Talk pages of over 7,000 stub articles. To help with improving those articles, I would add "Find" template if not already there. Also interested in WP Solar System, Spaceflight, Rocketry. My laptop is "Linux Mint" so looking to activate JavaScript Wiki Browser. JoeNMLC (talk) 05:02, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done --Trialpears (talk) 16:30, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Hi @Trialpears: - I see request tagged with "Done" but on CheckPage, JoeNMLC not added. Wondering if I'm missing something? Did purge of CheckPage so I'm sure my username not there. JoeNMLC (talk) 03:25, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
We have for the past month had two checkpages for technical reasons. A few days ago everything was moved to the new Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPageJSON and because of that I only added you to that one. I have now even redirected the old one. Please tell me if you encounter any issues. --Trialpears (talk) 12:21, 2 August 2021 (UTC)


I want to do some semi-automatic tests on my own account to User:ToprakBot, which works on trwiki, here as well. If my tests are successful, I'm considering applying to bot flag to ToprakBot. Thanks. --ToprakM 13:45, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has approximately 119 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 21:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
ToprakM, generally we want only tasks with approval to be run on bots, even if it's just AWB edits that would be alright to do on a normal account. It also looks like your bot mostly do spelling fixes on Turkish Wikipedia which would likely not be allowed here per WP:CONTEXTBOT and WP:AWB/TR type changes that are under WP:COSMETIC. --Trialpears (talk) 16:30, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Trialpears:, I see but I don't intend to make cosmetic changes here. As can be seen an example here, I would like to add a reference template and header to articles that have a reference but do not have references header and template in the article. Also, I'm definitely not going to make fully automatic changes. Not without applying for a bot account. --ToprakM 21:38, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


Permission lapsed due to inactivity, and I misread the email and thought I had two weeks (not one) to log in again. Useddenim (talk) 22:31, 2 August 2021 (UTC)


User:Pinkpink julia

I'm user Pinkpink julia, my account is more than four days old and I have made at least 10 edits, but my account still don't get the autoconfirmed, not sure if it's because I get IP block exemption. I want to apply for confirmed in order to upload non-free files for further editing. Thank you! Pinkpink julia (talk) 02:45, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
  Not done Your acount is in fact only three days old. It takes a full 96 hours to be autoconfirmed, you should have it by this time tomorrow. Beeblebrox (talk) 03:04, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Event coordinator

Extended confirmed

File mover


Went to fix a file name and boy howdy it won't let me. Former admin with 16 years service. Herostratus (talk) 08:16, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Herostratus, and I just declined it because removing the space before the extension from File:Metroid Fusion X-Boss .png seems like an example of a slightly better name. The suggested new title of literally "New title" wasn't very helpful and I'm also very much confused about the signature for User:Dudhhr you inserted along with the request. Rename requests shouldn't be signed at all, but you actually signed with a different username which is remarkable. Is this an alternate account? Either way, it makes me question if maybe too much (like policy and technical things) have changed since you were admin? — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 09:52, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Hi User talk:Alexis Jazz. Yeah I haven't been an admin for a long while, but I'm an active editor and I guess I'm pretty much as up to speed on policy and technical things as the next guy.
So anyway User:Dudhhr wanted the file moved, but requested it in the wrong place (Requested Moves), so I went to move it myself, and since I couldn't do that I put in {{rename media}}. Not actually familiar with the template so I first put it on the talk page (as Requested Moves are done), but right, files don't work like that so I moved it to the main file page, and then I forgot to edit in the requested file name. Oops. I stuck in User:Dudhhr's name because they were the person who wanted the file moved.
I'm sorry if that wasn't very helpful, and my apologies, but you were apparently able to figure out what was requested from the "reason" field, so no harm no foul I guess. YMMD.
OK if you don't want to move the file I guess. It's unusual to have a space at the end of a file name, and I guess User:Dudhhr thought it was sloppy looking, which seems reasonable, but whatever.
So anyway, if I had file move ability I would have just moved the file and we could have spent less time on the matter. Soooo... since we're here, want to give me the file mover permission anyway?
I mean, sorry about being a bit sloppy, there, my bad. I'm an active editor, I think I'm pretty up to speed on how things work here generally. I am familiar with "Good image names", as my file upload history shows. I was only vaguely familiar with the rest of the details Wikipedia:File names (there are a lot of rules here, and FWIW that's not a policy to get technical), but I read it (it's short) and I got it now. OK then? Or, further questions? Herostratus (talk) 11:12, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Herostratus, I can't grant you any permissions, I'm not an admin. Another file mover may or may not have granted that request under WP:FNC#5 and if the file had been uploaded last week I possibly would have granted it myself. But it's a file from 2005. The additional signature meant I had to remove the template from the page manually as otherwise the signature would be left behind. I am concerned about the sloppiness of the request. If you had been able to move it, would you have replaced existing usage? I'm also getting a vibe that you feel entitled to this, or am I reading into that wrong? — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 11:56, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
No, User:Alexis Jazz, I guess you're reading into that pretty much correctly. Yes I was sloppy, right, sorry. I'm usually pretty good. But wait you can't grant permissions? I thought that that this is what this page is for...? Now I'm the one confused. I wasn't here about this particular file or that particular file exactly, I just came so if and when this comes across my radar again I can just handle it myself. I mean it probably won't very much, but still. Herostratus (talk) 22:09, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Herostratus, admins are users with extra buttons. Don't need buttons to comment on a request. I even closed a discussion on WP:ANI once! I'd suggest when you come across this again you simply use {{Rename media}} (hint: Twinkle can add that tag so you don't have to remember the parameters) and after a few such requests have been accepted ask for the right again. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 22:26, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Mnmh I suppose, User:Alexis Jazz. Alright, It's not worth worrying about anymore I suppose, whatever. Herostratus (talk) 22:53, 1 July 2021 (UTC)


I frequently upload non-free files and sometimes newspaper covers. Often these files have dates in the title or ambiguous names. Instead of having to upload a separate file or wait a few days for a filemover to the file, I would prefer to be able to quickly move the file to the correct name. If I was granted this right, I also want to get involved in helping at Category:Wikipedia files requiring renaming. — Berrely • TalkContribs 08:48, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
@Berrely: Am I reading this correct that the primary use case you are trying to improve is that you are uploading files with poor file names? Why not avoid this and stop doing that? — xaosflux Talk 10:34, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Apologies, I meant I often overwrite such files. It would be quite pointless for me to deliberately upload a poorly named file. — Berrely • TalkContribs 10:47, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Berrely, fyi, if you add {{Rename media}} to a file page it is usually processed in well under a day so you don't have to wait "a few days". It has been far worse in the past I admit. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 10:43, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

User:Hind ji

I frequently upload non-free files and sometimes newspaper covers. Often these files have dates in the title or ambiguous names. Instead of having to upload a separate file or wait a few days for a filemover to the file, I would prefer to be able to quickly move the file to the correct name. If I was granted this right, I also want to get involved in helping at Category:Wikipedia files requiring renaming. Hind ji (talk) 19:56, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  Not done Hind ji, you just copied the request from Berrely above. You have no contributions in the File: namespace. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 20:33, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Mass message sender


Hello Xaosflux, I requested for an urgent mass message delivery on 1 March 2021 and the request wasn't handled by anyone, until I pinged CAPTAIN MEDUSA. I requested another urgent mass message delivery because a contest involving WikiProject Nigeria will be starting today and it's still left unanswered. I'm planning to send more urgent messages regarding WikiProject Nigeria and its contest. I'll also be active at Wikipedia talk:Mass message senders to help others in sending their mass messages faster. I will glad if I'm granted this right to assist me. My list is located at User:Nnadigoodluck/Mailing list. Many thanks. Best, —Nnadigoodluck 13:42, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Feedback request from recent blockers: @DGG and MER-C:. — xaosflux Talk 16:23, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
The reason why they are blocked isn't material to this request. MER-C 16:45, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
My earlier block was apparently in error, and when I was asked, I removed it. I have no objections to this request. DGG ( talk ) 01:00, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Hello Xaosflux, I don't know if you're aware, but the admins you pinged have given their feedback. Best, —Nnadigoodluck 16:31, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

New page reviewer


Hi, My trial run with the NPR right just got over. I liked doing the page curation. Please review my logs and renew this right for me, if it is deemed appropriate. If not, I'd appreciate feedback. MPGuy2824 (talk) 04:19, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
Renewed for an additional month: I agree with pretty much all of the patrolling decisions that I reviewed from your log, but I'm a bit concerned by the seeming lack of participation in deletion tagging thus far. I'd like to see evidence that you can properly identify articles that should be tagged for PROD or AfD before handing over the permissions indefinitely. signed, Rosguill talk 21:03, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user was granted temporary new page reviewer rights by Rosguill (expires 00:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 21:10, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done signed, Rosguill talk 22:10, 1 July 2021 (UTC)


I have made more than 6000 edits and so far have created 64 articles, 2 of the appeared in homepage. In the last two months, I have come in the top 3 position of Women In Red community. Prior to this one, I have applied for several other Wikipedia rights including AFC reviewer, and have been granted so. I'm confident about my knowledge and understanding on rules and polices related to new pages. I believe I could be an useful addition in the new page reviewer community. If you think otherwise, let me know what's wrong/what needs to be done. Thanks!-- Tame (talk) 22:07, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had an account for 83 days. MusikBot talk 22:10, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done for 1 month as a trial run. signed, Rosguill talk 22:41, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


I am requesting for the post of a new page reviewer. One of the reason I am applying is because I love the community here and as a person who follows Wikipedia standards, I would like to review other editor's work so they could also follow Wikipedia standards. Trendrives (talk) 04:40, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has 93 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 04:50, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
You do not meet the minimum prerequisites for consideration for this permission.   Not done signed, Rosguill talk 04:50, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


I am requesting to become a new page reviewer just so I can review a newly created article faster. I have read the tutorial before requesting. kpgamingz (rant me) 21:25, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  Not done, while your contributions to Wikipiedia are appreciated, I don't think that your track record in article creation demonstrates a strong enough understanding of notability guidelines. signed, Rosguill talk 04:58, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


Hi, i have been contributing on Wikipedia since May 2019 and made 13000+ edits. In this period i have learnt a lot on Wikipedia. I have also patrolled so many pages using Twinkle tool. Please have a look at my deletion log: CSD, Draftify, XFD and PROD. DMySon (talk) 03:02, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  Done for 1 month as a trial run, as I note significant improvement in CSD tagging since you last applied for this permission. signed, Rosguill talk 20:00, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Page mover


Hi, I am requesting this right as I find I have to move quite a few pages while on NPP, mainly to draft space leaving behind a redirect auto tagged CSD R2. Sometimes I will also be removing honorifics, caps etc., from titles within article space. This morning I discovered I could not move a malformed category from article to category space. I would only intend to use this to compliment page curation without leaving anything behind requiring cleanup. My Draftify log is here and Move log here Thank you for your time. JW 1961 Talk 11:28, 24 July 2021 (UTC)


As of making this request for extendedmover, I have moved 52 mainspace pages into draftspace in about a month (not counting associated talkpage moves) due to the author having an apparent conflict of interest, creating {{coimove}} to assist with notifications. Every move involved an administrator cleaning up after my R2 nominations (#6).
Access to suppressredirect would reduce the workload for administrators, while (on a more selfish level) make my work more convenient. Important disclaimer: although this may not be the "clever" thing to do, I readily acknowledge that I have had little participation at requested moves (except a mass nomination at technical requests and carrying out one myself, with a discussion on my talk) or move reviews and that the reviewing administrator would be more than justified to reject this request on those grounds. Thank you, Sdrqaz (talk) 23:40, 24 July 2021 (UTC)


Hey there, I have been on Wikipedia for four years now and have over 6,000 contributions. I am requesting this user group mainly for two reasons: 1) I have contributed to, and authored, various articles related to Austrian politics (a topic so interesting even sysops and page movers don't want to engage with), and have moved several articles related to that subject within the main space and from the user space to the main space. 2) I have participated in numerous move discussions and closed numerous requested moves where page mover permissions would have been particularly useful. I am familiar with the policies and guidelines, including WP:RM and WP:NC. Colonestarrice (talk) 23:17, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer

User:The k nine 2

Hi! I have been actively editing Wikipedia pages for over a year now. I have created five articles, contributed over 1000 mainspace edits to English Wikipedia and I feel I am knowledgeable enough about Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially regarding vandalism and WP:RPC. Hence, being able to review pending changes would allow me to contribute even more. The k nine 2 (talk) 11:26, 29 July 2021 (UTC)


I have been here since 2018, and I have created approximately 50 articles and made about 3000 edits. I am familiar with the five pillars, including WP:NPOV, WP:RS, and WP:NOR. I've been reverting vandalism for a while, and would like to be able to review pending changes and deal with deliberate vandalism. Thanks for your consideration.--TheEagle107 (talk) 00:08, 30 July 2021 (UTC)


Wikipedia administrator Cyberpower678 recommend I apply for this position. Having edited Wikipedia for almost a decade at this point, I have created over 100 pages and have had thousands of contributions onto the site. Recently, I am an editor of the 2020 Summer Olympics medal table, which was recently locked due to disruptive editing, and have been an editor of other high-profile events such as the Eurovision Song Contest. Having this permission would be helpful to the Olympic work. Lucky102 (talk) 13:01, 31 July 2021 (UTC) Lucky102 (talk) 13:01, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


Hello! I have been a part of the English Wikipedia for almost two and a half years and have been regularly editing for over a year now. So far, I have made over 500 edits (and would have made more if I weren't so busy with my education). I also noticed that, alarmingly, almost two-thirds of all reviewers are currently inactive, based on the Active users list, and I want to help improve this ratio. I am acquainted with all of Wikipedia's five pillars and content policies, and have also rigorously studied the guideline on reviewing. I am also familiar with WP:MoS, meaning I can understand how articles should appear to the public. Having this role would allow me to contribute in a broader variety of ways, other than editing. Thank you for your time and consideration. Liamyangll (talk) 11:57, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


I have been registered since 2014, though I edited with IPs before then. I have made nearly 7,000 edits, and have been patrolling edit requests to articles like Ivermectin and Gain-of-function research for a while. I'm active in fighting vandalism on medicine/science articles, related to my academic training (PhD in virology, studying for MD). I have also submitted RFPPs (e.g. [1]). I have rollback rights and have not abused them to participate in any edit wars (to my knowledge). I had forgotten to request this right, which would enable me to help patrol changes on other pertinent articles! Such as Carbohydrate, Chromosome, and Vaccination. I am familiar with the WP:5P, and especially passionate about our policies on WP:NPOV, WP:BLP, WP:RS (+ WP:MEDRS), and WP:OR. I would love to be able to leverage that passion towards also helping new editors with positive contributions to these vital articles, while weeding out the persistent vandalism on hot button issues. Thank you for your consideration and let me know if there's anything else I can provide.--Shibbolethink ( ) 12:14, 2 August 2021 (UTC)


User:Fire star on heat

This is Fire star on heat. I have been in Wikipedia since 2020. It had been more than 1 year and I'm fighting against disruptive editing and vandalism. Roll back makes my work easier. Hence I'm requesting admins to grant me and promote me to Roll backer. Fire star on heat (talk) 13:28, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done - TheresNoTime 😺 11:53, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

User:Ken Tony

I've been editing Wikipedia for 9 months. I use Twinkle and RedWarn at present to deal with vandalism. I've been studying in CVUA under a trainer and is studying more about vandalism and other things related to controlling vandalism. I'm also a pending changes reviewer and recent changes patroller, and I across different types vandal activities every single day. I think I pass every requirements to acquire this right. Thank you. Ken Tony Shall we discuss? 17:17, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 17:20, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done - TheresNoTime 😺 11:55, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


Hello, I request the permission of the reverser to combat vandalism that exists today in Wikipedia, I will use the permission very well since I have it on my user page of Wikipedia in Spanish and on Wikidata. To reverse false information among other things. Ivanbetanco43 (talk) 05:39, 6 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has 195 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 08:40, 9 July 2021 (UTC)


Greetings. I would like to start off by mentioning last time I requested for Rollbacker rights, I was recommended by an admin to review WP:CVUA. During these two months, I can't say I've extensively been pretty active on the fight against vandalism - which also includes leaving warnings (about 2) and welcoming messages (about 5), but I've reverted the ones I stumble across. I don't mind at all undoing edits manually, but it would be easier to have the rollbacker tool, especially if I have to revert more than one edit. Thanks for taking the time to review my request! JayzBox (talk) 00:46, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 00:50, 8 July 2021 (UTC)


I've been using Twinkle for a while to revert vandalism, and I've recently taken to patrolling Recent Changes, using RedWarn to revert/warn users, in a manner that I believe to be reasonable and effective. I'm also interested in learning to use rollback-specific tools such as Huggle. Zudo (talk) 14:31, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done - TheresNoTime 😺 12:02, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I'm using SWViewer to patroll recent changes. I have rollback right on hiwiki since May 2021 without any problems.So I request the rollback to faster delete vandalism, and to easier delete vandalism that are in more then one edit. Thanks Ts12rActalk to me 13:02, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done - TheresNoTime 😺 12:03, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I'm a casual albeit regular editor with around 4000 enwiki edits, lots of it is housekeeping and reverting. When I write articles, they (examples: 1 2 3 4) are often on subjects popular in Internet culture, meaning they get plenty of vandalism. Since the topic is also an interest of me, I surf a lot on similar articles where vandalism is frequent. So lots of reverting. I've mostly been using Twinkle so far, but it only gets one so far - it would be practical to have an enhanced tool for this stuff. I therefore humble request rollback permission. I generally stay out of controversial editorial matters and has never editwarred. Finally, please ping me in replies. Thanks! Gaioa (T C L) 15:41, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done - TheresNoTime 😺 12:04, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


For use in conjunction with Wikipedia:RedWarn. I've been doing counter-vandalism work for a few years and recently got back into recent changes patrol. ~ KN2731 {talk · contribs} 13:41, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done - TheresNoTime 😺 12:05, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


I am requesting rollback rights after making significant efforts towards combatting vandalism, particularly with revolving IP addresses. Have been using Twinkle for some time now with good success. HankScorpio1519 (talk) 01:30, 19 July 2021 (UTC)


I'm have been probationary AfC reviewer since April 2021 and was just recently granted new page patroller rights. I occasionally slip into recent changes to fight vandalism, so rollback rights could definitely come in handy. nearlyevil665 05:53, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done Not as much anti-vandalism work as I'd normally expect, but trusted & active user - TheresNoTime 😺 12:09, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

User:Barry Wom

Only just found out about this feature. Sounds useful. Barry Wom (talk) 16:49, 19 July 2021 (UTC)


👉Chynapras👈 (talk) 16:26, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi there. I am Chynapras. I have been editing for a few months now and made currently more than 1650 edits out of which I have made 1600 main space edits. I have been fighting vandalism lately. If you want, you can see my edit history. I think I am good enough now to get this right. I have been fighting vandalisms a lot now and I now know what vandalism is. I requested for this right almost 2 months ago but I didn’t get the right as I think I was inexperienced and didn’t know that much about vandalism. But now, I am experienced enough and I fight a lot more against vandalism so I think I should get the right now. With this right, it would be a lot easier for me to fight vandalism. If you still think I am still not good enough, then just tell me to apply later again but I think I am fighting enough vandalism to get this right. I hope you will consider. Thank you. 👉Chynapras👈

  Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 16:30, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([4]). MusikBot talk 16:30, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
  Not done @Chynapras: Hello again Chynapras. I appreciate getting this request rejected is probably a little disheartening, but this is very much a not just yet. I'd recommend WP:CVUA, but moreover I'd suggest taking a moment to reflect on your recent experiences here, and how best to improve. This issue, for example, would be a great learning experience in a situation where "staying cool" is really important. These things take time, and I know you're doing a good job, so please keep it up! I'd be more than happy for you to leave me a message on my talk page when you're thinking of applying again. If you have any specific questions, or ever need any help, please feel free to drop me a message   - TheresNoTime 😺 12:25, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


Hi! I'd like to request access to the rollbacker's tools to assist on patrolling RC. I've been on Wikipedia for about two months, and have around 2.4k edits (1.7k mainspace edits). I've got plenty of experience dealing with vandals, and regularly patrol the User Creation Log for unconstructive edits/G11. I've been using Twinkle to patrol Special:RecentChanges and revert blatant vandalism, but have found that it isn't quick enough to revert multiple unconstructive edits simultaneously. ~ ItsSkV08 (talk) 20:12, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([5]). MusikBot talk 20:20, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

:: @ItsSkV08: Hi - I'm going to say not yet on this as you could still do with a bit more experience since your previous request. I'd suggest WP:CVUA, and in particular remembering to warn users consistently after reverting vandalism. Twinkle, which it appears you use, should make it fairly easy to do this. - TheresNoTime 😺 12:30, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

  Done now per Special:Diff/1036425027 - TheresNoTime 😺 12:58, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


I have been a Wikipedia member for 13 years and have recently been using Wikipedia more not only to create and improve articles, but also be proactive against vandalism. I also have Twinkle and try to use it a lot. I was recently approved for pending changes reviewer and have enjoyed it and constantly check for vandalism in articles whenever I can. I would enjoy having the rollback rights and would put it to good use. Smuckers It has to be good 05:10, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done - TheresNoTime 😺 12:31, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

User:The k nine 2

Hi! I have been actively editing Wikipedia pages for over a year now. I have created five articles, contributed over 1000 mainspace edits to English Wikipedia and I feel I am experienced enough to be able to contribute to fighting vandalism edits on Wikipedia. Hence, having rollback permissions would allow me to contribute even more. The k nine 2 (talk) 12:26, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  Not done @The k nine 2: Thank you for your contributions!   I've checked your most recent 500 edits, and don't see much experience in way of counter-vandalism. I'd suggest WP:CVUA and just generally helping out with removing vandalism without rollback for a little while - TheresNoTime 😺 12:38, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

User:Hind ji

I am requesting rollback rights after making significant efforts towards combatting vandalism, particularly with revolving IP addresses. Have been using Twinkle for some time now with good success. Hind ji (talk) 17:34, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  Not done @Hind ji: Hi - I think we should leave it a little while longer for you to get some more experience   Your recent talk page messages (especially this regarding misleading edit summaries) would suggest you still need a bit more time. Have a look at WP:CVUA, and happy editing - TheresNoTime 😺 12:43, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


Hi! I have been editing wikipedia for over half a year, I have this permission on plwiki. The last time I applied, I was told to come back when I have 700 edits so here I am. I will use the permissions to combat vandalism. I know very well the RedWan tool which I mainly use for patrolling recent changes. I also have pending changes reviewer rights. AramilFeraxa (talk) 20:42, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has had 1 request for rollback declined in the past 90 days ([6]). MusikBot talk 20:50, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done - TheresNoTime 😺 12:44, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

User:Hind ji

I am requesting rollback rights after making significant efforts towards combatting vandalism, particularly with revolving IP addresses. Have been using Twinkle for some time now with good success.

Hind ji (talk) 19:59, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

  Not done Hind ji, you already requested this a few hours ago and TheresNoTime has already denied that request for now. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 20:37, 31 July 2021 (UTC)


I want rollback rights to revert vandalism. My understanding is that this may be faster than Twinkle in some circumstances. I have no history of edit warring (though I've never been involved in a bitter content dispute) and can revert vandalism competently. Wikinights (talk) 03:26, 1 August 2021 (UTC)


I have edited on Wikipedia since mid 2020. Much of my edit work has been undoing vandalism, but it is frustrating when I have to manually undo multiple vandal edits one by one. Therefore I am requesting the rollback right to make countering vandalism easier for myself. JayPlaysStuff (talk) 19:58, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 23:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  Automated comment This user has 177 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 23:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
(Non-administrator comment) Have you tried WP:REDWARN? It's pretty effective and does a good job in combating vandalism and spam SHB2000 (talk) 00:29, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

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