Commons:Requests for rights

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If you request the rollback-right, please read the how-to first.

Admins and anyone with global rollback don't need to request rollback.

edit this message

How to make a request

  1. First make sure you clicked the correct edit-link and you are actually requesting the right you want.
  2. Copy the following and append it to the text-area:
    {{subst:rfr|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|2=reason}} Thank you. ~~~~
  3. Replace reason with a rationale based on the rollback guideline, renaming guideline or the patroller guideline
  4. Press Save page


  • Please check back periodically so you can respond to any queries.
  • If your request has remained unanswered for several days, consider personally asking an administrator.
  • Administrators, please welcome users granted a new right with an appropriate message.
  • When requesting rights that need support by the community (e.g. administrator) please go to Commons:Requests and votes!



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I have requested bot rights, but cannot test my bot without AWB rights. abbedabbdisk 17:40, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
I commented on your botrequest. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:44, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
I am not sure I need a bot permission to do the things I want to do, but I certainly need AWB rights. AWB still says I don't have permission to use it on Commons. -abbedabbdisk 08:38, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done (User:Abbedabb) --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:01, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Seems the AWB rights were given to my own usernamne (abbedabb) and not my bot username (abbedabbot). -abbedabbdisk 10:04, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
You don't need a bot wit botflag for editing your own files (@botrequest) --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:05, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
I prefer to use my bot account for bot edits, and the request was for the abbedabbot account. On Swedish Wikipedia I always use the bot for bot edits. -abbedabbdisk 10:17, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
 Not done for your bot. You don't need a bot for editing your own files. Please discuss further things on the bot request page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:24, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
I am no longer applying for a bot flag. Still applying for AWB rights for abbedabbot. -abbedabbdisk 09:16, 11 October 2014 (UTC)


Thank you. abbedabbot (talk) 11:18, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
 Not done again. Please read Commons:Bots#Permission_to_run_a_bot. We don't approve bots on this page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:25, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm not. I am requesting AWB rights. -Abbedabbot (talk) 12:14, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
 Not done .You need to get your bot authorised at the page linked by Steinsplitter, before you can request extra rights for it. Green Giant (talk) 14:26, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Steinsplitter denied the bot request, saying "You don't need a bot wit botflag for editing your own files", and then didn't write anything more in any of the discussions. I am applying for AWB rights. Do I need bot permission or not? -abbedabbot (talk) 19:13, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
OK, perhaps what two people have told you is not clear enough. Unauthorised bots cannot be given AWB or any other rights, no matter how many times you apply or how eloquently you address the issue. What you need to do is rephrase your last question in a slightly different way. Why do you need a bot account? If you have a good reason for having a bot account, then follow the procedure to get it authorised. Until that happens, there is no point in extending this conversation. Green Giant (talk) 21:30, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
OK. There is no need to be rude. I have updated the bot request and I now know the difference between bot status and bot flag. -abbedabbtalk 22:08, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Sorry if my comment seemed rude but I was trying to make it as simple as possible. Your question about bot permission suggested that you had not understood our comments over three days. Given that English isn't your first language, I was trying to make it as clear as possible. Green Giant (talk) 22:42, 12 October 2014 (UTC)




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