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Requests for permissions

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

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

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

Bot report: No errors! Report generated at 21:50, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Permissions

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.

Process

Requestors

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

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


Autopatrolled

User:Jellyman

147 pages created with 0 controversial deletions. Utopes (talk / cont) 23:14, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
 Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 05:56, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

User:DovahDuck

Has created over 50 articles. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 04:08, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
 Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 05:56, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

User:Usedtobecool

Has created over 140 articles. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 05:33, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
 Done ~Swarm~ {sting} 05:56, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

User:CoffeeWithMarkets

Over 25 articles created with no recent issues. Utopes (talk / cont) 20:38, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser


User:InvalidOS

To assist in creating redirects for Unicode codepoints where a redirect for the corresponding character exists and vice versa, along with removing puffery, weasel words, and other words to watch. I'd also most likely use AWB to correct some basic grammar/spelling errors, such as its vs. it's, who vs. whom, to vs. too, and other similar errors. InvalidOStalk 15:40, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has approximately 201 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 15:40, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

User:K Lepo

I would like to use the tool to fix references on multiple pages. K Lepo (talk) 21:29, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

User:HAL333

I would like to request AWB to more quickly add life and death dates to articles that are composed of lists of people with the same surnames. It’s currently a laborious task. I would also use it to correct typos and grammatical errors. Thanks. ~ HAL333 16:28, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

User:AquaDTRS

I frequently make repetitive edits such as adding navboxes and authority control, as well as update categories and talk pages (e.g. project categorization). I would like to use AWB to make repetitive editing less laborious. -- AquaDTRS (talk) 19:31, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Adding a comment to support my request (and make it sound less ambiguous): I tend to re-organize navboxes and it usually involves going through all the articles in a navbox to check if an article is actually linked or if it displays the navbox correctly. Sometimes, a clean up of the bottom matter is involved, especially after a template merger (to remove duplicate navboxes), if its simply disorganized because things are placed incorrectly (following WP:ORDER) or when it gets overly cluttered because stuff like unrelated navboxes and empty sections are present in the article. I also try to make my edits efficient during the cleanup, sometimes adding an {{Authority control}} tag if the wikidata exists or correcting minor typos in the DEFAULTSORT category, but they are fairly inconsistent because it depends on whether I can spot them. I believe having AWB can help streamline a lot of these processes and make cleaning up after template edits much easier. -- AquaDTRS (talk) 18:03, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
 Done. Please ensure that you read the guide if you haven't already. Dreamy Jazz
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