Wikipedia:Requests for permissions

Requests for permissions

This page enables administrators to handle requests for permissions on the English Wikipedia. Administrators are able to modify account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, file mover, extended confirmed, mass message sender, new page reviewer, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback, template editor rights and AutoWikiBrowser access.

Editors wishing to request a permission flag here should do so following the procedure below. Editors requesting permissions are advised to periodically revisit the requests page, as notifications will not always be given after a decision is made. Editors should not expect their request to be answered right away and should remember to be patient when filing a request. To find out what permissions your account has, go to Special:Preferences, where your permissions are listed in the user profile tab under "Member of groups".

Requests for permissions are archived regularly; please see Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Archive for an index of past requests.

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Handled here

  • Account creator (add requestview requests): The account creator flag is granted to users who are active in the request an account process. The flag removes the limit on the maximum number of new accounts that can be created in a 24 hour period. It also allows users to make accounts with names similar to other accounts. The account creator flag is only given to users who participate in the ACC process and may be removed without notice should a user's participation in the account creation process cease.
  • Autopatrolled (add requestview requests): The autopatrolled flag is granted to users who are active in the creation of new articles. This tool is granted so their creations are auto patrolled in Special:NewPages. Unlike other requests, any user may nominate an editor for Autopatrolled, even without that user's consent. A user who wishes to have this flag generally should have created at least 25 articles and must be trusted, experienced, and must have demonstrated they are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially WP:BLP and Wikipedia:Notability.
  • AutoWikiBrowser (add requestview requests): AutoWikiBrowser is a semi-automated MediaWiki editor for Microsoft Windows, designed to make tedious repetitive tasks quicker and easier. It is essentially a browser that automatically opens up a new page when the last is saved. When set to do so, it suggests some changes (typically formatting) that are generally meant to be incidental to the main change. Please read the rules of use and registration requirements on the main page before requesting permission. This is not a true user right, but access needs to be granted by administrators just like other permissions. If approved, your name will be added to the CheckPage. Users with under 250 non-automated mainspace edits or 500 total mainspace edits are rarely approved. You will need to give a reason for wanting AWB access.
  • Confirmed (add requestview requests): The confirmed flag may be granted to new users who have not yet hit the threshold for autoconfirmed status. These are users who have not had both 10 edits and 4 days experience. People with this flag can upload files and edit semi-protected pages before hitting the autoconfirmed flag. Users requesting this flag must indicate clearly why they should be exempted from the customary confirmation period.
  • Event coordinator (add requestview requests): The event coordinator user right allows editors to create multiple new accounts, and to temporarily confirm accounts so that they can create new articles.
  • Extended confirmed (add requestview requests): The extended confirmed flag is normally automatically added to accounts after 500 edits and 30 days, but may be added to legitimate alternate accounts of users that already have this access. The flag allows users to edit pages under extended confirmed protection.
  • File mover (add requestview requests): The file mover user right is intended to allow users experienced in working with files to rename them, subject to policy, with the ease that autoconfirmed users already enjoy when renaming Wikipedia articles.
  • Mass message sender (add requestview requests): Mass message sender enables users to send messages to multiple users at once. This flag is given to users who have made requests for delivery in the past, clearly showing an understanding of the guidance for use.
  • New page reviewer (add requestview requests): The new page reviewer user right allows users to mark pages as patrolled and use the page curation toolbar. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
  • Page mover (add requestview requests): The page mover user right allows users experienced in working with article names to move them, subject to policy, without leaving behind a redirect. They may also move all subpages when moving the parent page(s). General guidelines include making 3,000 edits and 6 months of editing history. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
  • Pending changes reviewer (add requestview requests): The reviewer flag is granted to users who are experienced enough with Wikipedia editing and its policies for contributing to the process of reviewing articles placed under pending changes.
  • Rollback (add requestview requests): Rollback enables users to remove vandalism much more quickly and efficiently than by undoing it. Users who do not demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes capable vandalism fighting, either because they have no or little history of doing so, or show a poor ability to discern between good and bad faith edits will not be granted this right. Also, it is unlikely that editors with under 200 mainspace edits will have their request granted. For a more detailed explanation of rollback and information about when it is appropriate to use the tool, see Wikipedia:Rollback. For information about the technical details of the feature, see here.
  • Template editor (add requestview requests): The template editor flag allows users to edit protected templates and Lua modules. General guidelines for granting include making at least 1,000 edits overall (with at least 150 to templates or modules), being a registered user for over a year, and having a record of successfully proposing significant edits to several protected templates. Users should demonstrate proficiency with template syntax and an understanding of the need for caution when editing heavily-used templates.

Handled elsewhere

Several permissions are requested and handled elsewhere:

Removal of permissions

If you wish to have any of your permission flags (except administrator) removed, you should contact an administrator. If you want your administrator flag removed, you should contact a bureaucrat.

This is not the place to request review of another user's rights. If you believe someone's actions merit removal of a permission flag, you should raise your concern at the incidents noticeboard.

The bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight flags are removed at meta:Steward requests/Permissions. Stewards will typically not carry out such requests unless they are made on behalf of the Arbitration Committee, by a user who is requesting their own access be removed, or in cases of an emergency.



To make a request for a permission, click "add request" next to the appropriate header and fill in the reason for wanting permission.

Any editor may comment on requests for permission.


Administrators are permitted to grant account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, event coordinator, file mover, mass message sender, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback and template editor flags to any user who meets the criteria explained above and can be trusted not to abuse the tool(s). Administrators may either grant these permissions permanently or temporarily. For convenience, a bot will automatically comment with relevant data if the user does not meet configurable qualifications. Even if the bot does not comment, administrators should review the user's contributions and logs to ensure the tools will be used appropriately and check for any indication of potential misuse.

Once an administrator has granted a permission or decided to deny a request, they should add {{done}} or {{not done}} respectively under the request with their comments. If a user already has the requested permission, or is autoconfirmed and requesting confirmed, {{already done}} should be used. N hours after the last comment was made (as specified by the config), the request will be archived automatically: approved requests will be placed here; declined requests will go here. See User:MusikBot/PermClerk#Archiving for more information on archiving functionality.

Current requests

Account creator



Hello, I write a lot of pages on technology standards, and the United Nations system as well as other topics. I have tried to follow the normal publication process, but ICT standards move quite fast and waiting 3 months for publication is not ideal.

I have made some honest (minor) mistakes in the past, and I have learned from this. The most recent new articles have all been well received.

One recent mistake, (while working on Artificial Intelligence) is that I noticed Natural Intelligence linked to a corporate entitity article. I thought this was deceiving, so I moved that to Natural Intelligence (company). I quickly created a placeholder in the newly empty Natural Intelligence, this was not well received (moved to draft). It was an exceptional reason for hastily adding content (not actually creating a new article), but I will be sure to follow the rule also under exceptional circumstances.--Bquast (talk) 13:51, 15 November 2022 (UTC) Bquast (talk) 13:51, 15 November 2022 (UTC)


I create normally articles about international handball competitions which are notable. I have 3 deleted page (Not include moved page etc.) out of 178 pages which I created. Two of them were in my early days where I was not as informed about importance as today. It would reduce. work of other authors if I could have this right. Thank you very much. 🤾‍♂️ Malo95 (talk) 17:38, 18 November 2022 (UTC)


Created over 30 articles, new creations do not appear to require attention from NPP. * Pppery * it has begun... 18:31, 30 November 2022 (UTC)



I am requesting AWB access to perform certain large-scale editing tasks. Specifically, my initial use case would involve adding short descriptions to United States road articles lacking them (such as some articles in Category:State highways in New Jersey), though I am fairly certain that I would also find other tasks to perform with AWB over time. I have read the AWB guide and intend to fully comply with it, should I be granted access. PlanetJuice (talkcontribs) 00:08, 23 November 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user has approximately 166 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 02:30, 30 November 2022 (UTC)


Hello! I would like to use AutoWikiBrowser, please. I enjoy fixing typos and errors that many would, as the AWB page states, find "tedious or repetitive". I would use AWB to help me edit these better and continue making contributions to Wikipedia. There seems to be a lot to discover with AWB and I am sure I would find many uses for it that would help improve my editing, too. I have read the AWB guide and intend to fully comply with all of the rules and regulations if I am granted permission to use AWB. Thank you so much, and have a great day! HeyElliott (talk) 05:43, 23 November 2022 (UTC)


I'd love to use AWB so I can speed up my editing experience as I find the web client to be a bit clunky at times. TheManInTheBlackHat (talk) 02:02, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user has approximately 332 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 00:00, 1 December 2022 (UTC)


I am requesting AWB access to help fix errors and typos in the articles I create and work on. Over the past few months, WikiProject Weather has had a bunch of editors take the initiatives in improving hundreds of weather articles on top of the constant creation of new, longer weather articles, especially since the weather is always changing and notable events happens ever month. A few days after a weather article is made, someone (non-WP Weather) with AWB seems to always go through and fix typo mistake, so having access to AWB would allow those typo mistake to be potentially identified earlier and quicker. Elijahandskip (talk) 06:30, 29 November 2022 (UTC)


Heya folks. I'm requesting permission to use AWB to change the category of a large number of articles that would otherwise be tedious to do manually. The category in question, Category:CS1 Northern Sami-language sources (se), currently has a large amount of articles that use Swedish language sources that have been incorrectly tagged as "se" instead of "sv". ArcticSeeress (talk) 18:41, 29 November 2022 (UTC)


I’m requesting AWB so I can update my signature on old talk pages. Nithin🚀 talk 00:13, 30 November 2022 (UTC) Nithin🚀 talk 00:13, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user has approximately 304 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 01:50, 30 November 2022 (UTC)



Reason for requesting confirmed rights to provide content in market research, analytics and studies related to machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics. Content would support articles. JEM2100 (talk) 14:49, 28 November 2022 (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 are 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 percent of Wikipedia articles are protected; this means that more than 95 percent of the articles can use your help right now! Cabayi (talk) 14:55, 28 November 2022 (UTC)


I have done a host of anonymous (and under an older account I no longer use) editing over the years, but I have begun wanting to attribute my academic and professional edits to my real-person account associated with my identity, as a professional archaeologist and academic. (For example: I'd like to be able to change Harrison Ford's page as the AIA link in the 'archaeology' section is not only the wrong link, but is about 10 years out of date. Ford served his term out after being elected in 2008 (LINK HERE) and currently is not a General Trustee (LINK HERE).) I'd like to be confirmed because being able to attribute the validity of my professional identity is important to me and for backing up the edits I make, but I don't wish to make frivolous edits or scrape the barrel to find 10 to make immediately just to be confirmed, as I think that would be counterproductive to the way I wish to use a real-name facing account where I intend to focus on uplifting and expanding the pages of archaeologists and about archaeology. I understand this is potentially a weird request and understand if it does not meet the merits. Pageauhm (talk) 18:03, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

@Pageauhm: Do you still have access to that old account? You can either use it to make an edit here confirming the link between the two accounts, or request a username change. Sdrqaz (talk) 19:24, 29 November 2022 (UTC)
I don't have access - though, even if I did I would not want to username change. As that would go against the intended purposes of having a professional association with my edits. Again, totally understand if this means I don't meet the merits. Pageauhm (talk) 20:07, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

Event coordinator


Reason for requesting event coordinator rights Hi Admin,

I’m requesting for the event coordinator flag, I’m part of the team for Reading Wikipedia in Classroom in Lagos and over 50 participants have to create Wikipedia pages, unfortunately most of them are experiencing IP block, hence the reason for the request.

Regards B.Korlah (talk) 19:46, 27 November 2022 (UTC)

@B.Korlah: I've got no problem granting this, but how long do you need it for? When is the current event over? TheSandDoctor Talk 23:04, 27 November 2022 (UTC)
TheSandDoctor, I need it for about a week (7 days), once they’ve all successfully created accounts without challenge, the flag can be taken. Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by B.Korlah (talkcontribs) 10:05, 29 November 2022 (UTC)
TheSandDoctor: courtesy ping as the original ping was not sent due to lack of signature. CX Zoom[he/him] (let's talk • {CX}) 16:33, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

Extended confirmed


Alt account of User:Your Power which I use to edit in public computers. I have the article "Your Power" nominated for FAC, but it is bluelocked for two weeks at the moment due to 🧦🧦; getting EC rights as soon as I can will help me promptly address the comments in the FAC page. ‍ ‍ Your Power 🐍 ‍ 💬 "What did I tell you?"
📝 "Don't get complacent..."
07:00, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

  Done here, Sdrqaz (talk) 15:29, 28 November 2022 (UTC)


I would like to try the machine translation tool to translate articles from German to English and vice-versa.

I am aware of its restrictions[[1]] and would only push changes to a page after thorough manual improvement (I have a certified C1 in English).

I've been on Wikipedia since 2011. I've aggregated 1,009 edits on the German Wikipedia and 280 on the English Wikipedia. PeterTrompeter (talk) 06:49, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

  Not done However, @PeterTrompeter:, you can still try that tool - you just can't use it to publish directly to an article. When starting the tool, set the new title to Either User:PeterTrompeter/Title or Draft:Title and it will let you proceed. Once your translation is ready, you can move it to an article. If you want the dewiki history imported, you may also post at WP:RFPI (after you make the translation). Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 11:26, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
Also, no account flags are needed here at all to create translations on dewiki. — xaosflux Talk 11:27, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
Hm, so, I've noticed that there is a specific technical reason why English cannot be automatically translated to German.
I see that this here is not the correct place to discuss this, so this is just for the record: says that the translation services are not available for the selected languages and links to PeterTrompeter (talk) 13:29, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
Some projects have asked for machine translation to their base language be disabled, English is one of them. — xaosflux Talk 14:15, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
Thank you! PeterTrompeter (talk) 13:24, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

File mover

Mass message sender

User:TNSE Mahalingam VNR

To send mass messages to some selected users in Tamil Wikipedia Community — Preceding unsigned comment added by TNSE Mahalingam VNR (talkcontribs) 01:27, 16 November 2022 (UTC)

@TNSE Mahalingam VNR: Generally, you need to have both a message to send as well as a defined list of users to recieve the message in order to recieve the MMS right, along with some previous requests at WT:MMS. If you need help setting up or sending a request then read through WP:MMSREQUEST, if you have any issues then you can ask on my talk page or at WT:MMS. Terasail[✉️] 17:31, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
  Not done Non-admin: Too early, user has minimal activity, has not described why they need access to the tool and has no previous MMS requests. (So the user has a response rather than waiting. Casual overstep) Terasail[✉️] 18:01, 30 November 2022 (UTC)


Request extension of mass message sender rights for [2] due to expire December 1 Windblown29 (talk) 14:11, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

@Windblown29 You have mass message sender on meta, this is enwiki, where the right cant help you send messages to your targets. Terasail[✉️] 17:23, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
That explains my confusion. Is this the proper target list: Windblown29 (talk) 17:32, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
@Windblown29 I am not really too sure what you are tying to send since you have only ever made one MMS (to a sandbox). You previously requested the right at m:Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, that is the venue you should place this request at. Terasail[✉️] 17:40, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
  Not done: Non-Admin for the bot since it is the wrong venue, not a genuine request for this wiki. Terasail[✉️] 17:36, 30 November 2022 (UTC)
I would like to send notices of meetings and events that pertain to our user group. I have not sent any message as yet because it has been very confusing for me to get to this point. I am the Chair of the WLUG user group and would like to reach out to our users. I would really like some help here. Thank you! Windblown29 (talk) 18:09, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

New page reviewer

User:Dawkin Verbier

I have been editing for about three years, have slightly over 1000 edits, and have created under 10 articles. I am most active on pages that have to do with Singapore and the law. I have a good amount of knowledge with regard to this, and I would like to have these permissions so that I can contribute more actively to pages of these and other types. I have also successfully nominated a number of articles for deletion and participated in some AfD discussions. Dawkin Verbier (talk) 10:56, 21 November 2022 (UTC)

  Done for 1 month as a trial run, after which you may reapply. signed, Rosguill talk 04:32, 29 November 2022 (UTC)


I've been an AfC reviewer for a while and would like to help out at NPP. I've read the instructions, have >18,000 edits, and sometimes participate in AfDs. Rusalkii (talk) 00:08, 25 November 2022 (UTC)

  Done, thank you for volunteering. signed, Rosguill talk 04:34, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

Page mover

User:Hey man im josh

I previously requested page mover and received a 3 month trial on August 30th (link here). I do believe I have a need for the right, as I participate in WP:NPP and would like to continue to have the ability to draftify articles without leaving behind a redirect. As previously mentioned, I also patrol newly created user pages and it has sometimes been appropriate to move those pages to drafts, which would ideally be done without leaving a redirect. Hey man im josh (talk) 12:09, 21 November 2022 (UTC)

  Automated comment This user was granted temporary page mover rights by Primefac (expires 00:00, 30 November 2022 (UTC)). MusikBot talk 12:10, 21 November 2022 (UTC)
  Done: More than amply meets the criteria. It also looks like you have been putting the temporary page mover permissions to good use. Daniel Quinlan (talk) 05:18, 27 November 2022 (UTC)


I would like to move pages that I've created in user space to main space without leaving behind redirects that then need to be deleted. Thank you! — WILDSTARTALK 23:55, 23 November 2022 (UTC)


Hello! I would like to request this permission for a few reasons. First, it would help when draftifying articles as part of NPP, and not leaving a redirect. Second, sometimes accepted AfC nominations have to be moved to a temporary title before a page mover can move it to a title currently held by a redirect, following a request at WP:RM. I would like to use the user right to do this immediately. Third, it would be convenient for working in spaces which have subpages to move (such as Portal namespace) without having to do each one individually or go to requested moves (not my main need but would be useful). And finally, moving my own drafts and user pages without leaving a redirect would be quite nice. I would also be happy to help out at WP:RM if necessary. It would be greatly appreciated if I could get the permission or a short trial of it. Thanks, echidnaLives - talk - edits 09:08, 25 November 2022 (UTC)

  DoneTheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 23:25, 28 November 2022 (UTC)


I've been trying to fix bad subpages of talk pages (mostly archive pages, see here for a rough idea), and I've frequently ran into issues with either getting stopped by the ratelimit or encountering a blocking page with non-trivial history, or even both (E.g. Talk:2004 United States election voting controversies). Since this would help reduce my time waiting for an admin's response and reduce the workload on admins with the {{db-move}} requests, I'm asking for the pagemover right on a temporary basis. Aidan9382 (talk) 20:49, 28 November 2022 (UTC)


I am requesting the page mover permission more for vandalism support. Since June 2022, WikiProject Weather has been struck by multiple trolls who get the autoconfirmed permission, then move pages that are highly viewed and highly edited due to most being “Current” class articles (like 2022 Atlantic hurricane season). We also have a two sockmasters who, since July 2022, have caused crazy disruption in various discussions (RfC & AfD), page move discussions, and sometimes just doing “BOLD” page moves on their own to less troll-like names, but doing it without gaining consensus. I’ve had to ask two times in the last month or two alone on WP:DISCORD for admin assistance from trolls moving highly viewed weather pages to troll names. So, this permission would help greatly and help me stop bugging the admins. Elijahandskip (talk) 06:45, 29 November 2022 (UTC)


I am requesting the page mover permission as I am very active in participating at WP:Requested Moves. I have closed several RMs before that do not have a redirect sitting in the way, but often there is a redirect in the way of a move that has gained consensus. There is often a backlog of discussions waiting to be closed at WP:Requested Moves and I would like to help. If granted this tool I would only move pages that have consensus to be moved or that are non-controversial. I have absolutely no desire to close and move contentious RM discussions, as I think that job should be left for administrators. Rreagan007 (talk) 16:44, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

User:Taking Out The Trash

I frequently do new page patrol, and I will sometimes draftify articles that are an obvious good faith attempt to create an article, but are nowhere near ready for the main space (i.e. the issues extend beyond what cleanup tagging could address). It would be nice to not have to constantly R2 the resulting cross-namespace redirect, thus making more work for admins and unnecessarily cluttering CSD categories. I'm not sure that I qualify for full NPR rights because I'm not that active at AFD, but I'd still like to be able to help in some way. Taking Out The Trash (talk) 21:06, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer


I noticed that many articles related to Muhajirs have been ignored by pending changes reviewer. I intend to focus on the Muhajir articles. Flamealpha123 (talk) 12:12, 23 November 2022 (UTC)


I am familiar with all the policies listed and I have been editing Wikipedia for 5 months. RoostTC(please ping me when replying) 10:47, 27 November 2022 (UTC)


I patrol recent changes and would like to be able to accept pending revisions. Frogging101 (talk) 15:45, 28 November 2022 (UTC)


I often patrol recent changes and it would be nice to be able to approve changes. This would allow me to help the wikipedia community in a greater way. I also have a firm grip on what is acceptable and what is not. Nagol0929 (talk) 18:37, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

  Not done Thank you for your interest, but I have a few concerns at this time. These include incorrectly labeling good faith edits as vandalism (diff); warning editors for blanking their own talk pages (link), which they are allowed to do per WP:OWNTALK; and not answering queries from editors that you reverted (diff). It also seems like you copied parts of your permissions request from the ones directly above and below yours (permalink). Being a pending changes reviewer requires properly distinguishing vandalism from good-faith edits, knowing when to accept or decline an edit, and being accountable to questions about your edits. Please take some time to gain more experience these areas, and then feel free to re-apply with a more detailed request. DanCherek (talk) 16:38, 30 November 2022 (UTC)


I have been editing for a long time, and I firm grasp on what is and is not acceptable content on Wikipedia. — Jkudlick ⚓ (talk) 23:14, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

  Done DanCherek (talk) 16:17, 30 November 2022 (UTC)


User:Sahas P.

I have noticed that the number of vandals have increased significantly. If I am granted rollback rights, I can help counter vandalism and prevent anything like this from ever happening again. I have known that vandalism on Wikipedia is bad and I can protect the pages from danger. Sahas P. (talk) 15:12, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

  Not done I noticed you started actively reverting vandalism 10 days ago. While I appreciate your enthusiasm, I'd like to see you spend more time gaining experience fighting vandalism before assigning you advanced permissions. Keep up the good work, and consider reapplying in a month. Also, please ensure that you are consistently warning editors when you revert their edits. Thanks, FASTILY 21:34, 28 November 2022 (UTC)


I have frequently encountered and coordinately countered vandalism on several articles related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, usually dealing with removing unsourced or unreliable sources, and attempting to encourage and be active with other editors (especially those reverted) in civil discussions to avoid edit warring. I have been using Twinkle and it has sufficed, although some of the platforms I use to edit Wikipedia do not support Twinkle. I had previously requested rollback but personally withdrew my request as Twinkle had been sufficient for me then. I was recently encouraged on my talk here to pursue rollback permissions given the several year-long vandalism and disruptive editing on The Flash (film) article, which I frequently watch over and edit. Trailblazer101 (talk) 17:54, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

Template editor

User:J JMesserly

Hi I noticed I can't edit Templates anymore. I have created several Templates over the years, some are used on thousands of pages, EG Template:Start-date and some use some fairly complex template coding techniques. As a veteran template writer, I comprehend the issues about template editing especially with those that are heavily used. I seldom see the need to create a new template these days because we have so many good ones. However I would like to have Template editing rights restored in the event that some editor or editors want me to create, fix or add a feature to a template that I or someone else wrote. Thanks J JMesserly (talk) 03:18, 28 November 2022 (UTC) J JMesserly (talk) 03:18, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

Standard Guidelines review:
  1.  Y (guideline: >1 year, applicant: 14)
  2.  Y (guideline: >1000 edits, applicant: ~8700)
  3.  Y (guideline: >150 template edits, applicant: 485)
  4.  Y (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: NA)
  5.  N (guideline: 3 sandboxes, applicant: 0)
  6.  N (guideline: 5 requests, applicant: 0)
Primefac (talk) 09:20, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment: All of this venerable editor's template creations (you created {{Marriage}}? Thanks! I'm a big fan.) are from 2008 and 2009, and norms have probably changed quite a bit since then. The editor has four edits in Template and Template Talk space since 2012. I would recommend a fresh start with some sandbox edits and edit requests, followed by re-application for the TE user right, if needed. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:40, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
    I find myself in agreement with Jonesey here; only one template-space edit in 2021 and three Template Talk edits around the same time period since 2012. I would have no issue granting if there was (significantly) more editing in this area. Will leave this open a day or two for other admin opinions. Primefac (talk) 09:20, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, I created Marriage. I very much appreciate the need for better control of template changes and can see that in its more mature environment, perhaps wikipedia has no further need of the kinds of contributions to templates that I can provide. I suppose if I ever needed to add an infobox or saw why the parser functions on a template were being such a burden on the servers (I was curious about why template:ill is such a pig when I noticed the warning), I could just submit the change to someone with the credential. J JMesserly (talk) 21:18, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
Withdrawing request. I misunderstood what this flag is for. I thought it meant that I could not edit anything in the Template: namespace, which is clearly not the case as I noticed today. I do not see that I have a need for editing any established high use templates. I trust that class of tasks is well in hand, and there is no shortage of parserfunction jocks who know their way around the odd vagaraties of template code evaluation. I withdraw my request. My ignorance caused me to waste your time. Please accept my apologies. WP is strong because of the care and patience of contributors such as you. Best- J JMesserly (talk) 19:00, 29 November 2022 (UTC)
  Request withdrawn (for the bot). No worries J, I'm glad that we could sort things out in a reasonable fashion. You are, of course, most welcome to re-apply for this perm if you do find yourself needing to edit protected templates on a regular basis. From what I've seen of your older edits, your skills would not be wasted. Primefac (talk) 19:04, 29 November 2022 (UTC)