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.

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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!



Dan Koehl[edit]

I request autopatrol right in order to reduce backlog. (admin and bureaucrat on Wikispecies) Thank you. Dan Koehl (talk) 22:32, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
 Sorry, not done Though you are trusted, as per the box above administrators requires editors to have been active in the last 30 days. You performed 18 edits in the last 4 months and 7 were in the user namespace. Including this edit, your total edits count is 101. I'll certainly happy to see this request next month. ~ Nahid Talk 11:20, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


Hello, I would like the autopatrolled right. I'm autopatrolled on frwiki with 8k+ edits. I do some stuff here on Commons : categorizing images, adding descriptions in French, reporting copyvios... I also upload logos and pictures to illustrate the French Wikipedia. Thank you. Thibaut120094 (talk) 23:48, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done Welcome/bienvenue. Yann (talk) 10:40, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser access[edit]


One of the things I do here with some frequency is categorizing and while Cat-a-lot is much effective for adding or moving cats, it doesn't do something which is quite common in the organization of cats: removing redudant cats. That occurs, for instance, when we create a specific cat or when we click "copy" instead of "move" in Cat-a-lot". Besides that, I think that AWB would be useful for some repetitive tasks and also "more safe" when those tasks involve many items, as if I commit any mistake I can correct it quicker, easier and more effectively.
I am an editor here since 2009 or 2010 and I operate AWB in pt.wp for more than 4 years, so I am pretty well familiarized with the software and the rules one must follow and cautions one must take operating it. Thank you. Stegop (talk) 01:14, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
 No action needed You were already authorized to use AWB. Regards, --Alan (talk) 01:25, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Oops, I am sorry for the trouble. Thank you, Alan. --Stegop (talk) 03:49, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Benoit Rochon[edit]

Hello. I'm the Wikipedian in residence of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and we are currently working on Poirier Project (read post on WMF blog). There are 700 pictures already uploaded on Commons, and we are about to upload another 700 photos. Since the pictures are uploaded manually by archivists / students (trainees) they kept on repeating couple mistakes, witch I will need to correct massivelly. Not to mention that I add one parameter in the template and I'll need to go through the first 700 photos. Also, BAnQ will annonce in January that they will continue the collaboration with Wikimedia Canada for other holdings. So it would be very useful for me to be able to use AWB.
About Wiki-life : I'm a editing Wikipedia since 2003, registred user since 2006, project manager and on Board of Director of Wikimedia Canada, Sysop on fr.wikipedia / Commons / Wikidata. I'm already a AWB user on fr.wikipedia for the past 6 years (Antaya was my username prior 2012) and I know how to use this tool. Thank you in advance. Best regards. Benoit Rochon (talk) 15:31, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg  Admins have access automatically without being whitelisted. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:25, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Good to know! Thank you and sorry for disturbing. Benoit Rochon (talk) 16:26, 13 December 2014 (UTC)


I would like AutoWikiBrowser access to have a more efficient tool to categorize files (which is one of my primary tasks here). Thank you. Frozeficent (talk) 15:41, 18 December 2014 (UTC)



I now i can do it! Thank you. FritsHG eh?
 Not done Please read COM:PATROL and gain some experience first. ~ Nahid Talk 11:32, 7 December 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I am a patroler in Malayalam Wiki. Adding lot of images here. Also trying to find some images which had copyright issue. Suggested some for deletion. Also a patroler right help me to work better. Thank you. Ranjith -- (Ranjithsiji) (talk to me) 10:25, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:36, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for considering my request and take a decision very quickly--Ranjith -- (Ranjithsiji) (talk to me) 10:49, 3 December 2014 (UTC)


I would like to help reduce vandalism and non-useful edits on Commons by becoming a patroller. I am a recent changes patroller on the and have over 1,100 edits there. Thanks!. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 01:48, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
 Not done Please, read COM:PATROL first and gain experience. Use the example of enwiki is not a good idea, you are blocked!! and rollbacker right was removed after 4 days. --Alan (talk) 02:38, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
@Alan: While I understand your reasoning, I would like to point out I was blocked for a brief debate, we have all had a bad day and I was just tired and annoyed. Yes this also caused removal of rollback rights, even though I did not abuse them at all. But since I am asking for rights on Commons, I have to ask to you to instead review my Commons performance as it is a very different place. (The block came from a debate about reliable BLP sources, something that is not an issue on Commons.) Once again I understand your reasoning and will surely be back again, because all I really want to do is help out. Thanks again! EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 03:05, 13 December 2014 (UTC)


I would like to become a patrolled because I want to monitor anonymous edits, and see if there are any kind of vandalism or copyvios nearby. Thank you. 1989 19:54, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:59, 16 December 2014 (UTC)



Highway Route Marker Bot[edit]

I run a bot that does updates to highway route signs. Occasionally the signs change to a brand new format. The old signs have value so I do not just want to overwrite them. I want the new signs to have the same name as the old signs as to not break templates. An example that I want to do soon is Category:Alberta Highway shields which need to be updated to File:Alberta wordmark 2009.svg Thank you. Svgalbertian (talk) 13:01, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
{{done}} I think commonsense applies here - if any admin opposes, feel free to revert my action and ask botmaster to open new BRFA. — Revi 13:06, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Self-reverted, as I (afterward) thought this may require new BRFA. Please file a new BRFA for filemove task. — Revi 15:26, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm, not sure how to do that. When I go to Commons:BRFA and make a request, it takes me to Commons:Bots/Requests/Highway Route Marker Bot which is locked. Suggestions? --Svgalbertian (talk) 16:35, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
You need to create a new request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:22, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Okay, done: Commons:Bots/Requests/Highway Route Marker Bot (2). Thanks for your help. --Svgalbertian (talk) 18:09, 22 November 2014 (UTC)


I'd like to perform 576 renames stated on Commons:Batch uploading/Wigman/Renames, the script for this is ready. The current file names are the archive Id's of the images, I will add the image description (or a shortened version) and the archive/photographer name to the titles. I only need the right on a temporary basis. Much apriciated. Basvb (talk) 15:48, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done. Trijnsteltalk 16:20, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Alan Liefting[edit]

I occasionally come across typos or overly simplistic file names. The renaming process seems a little backlogged so if I had file renaming rights I could do it immediately. Thank you. Alan Liefting (talk) 19:14, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:57, 5 December 2014 (UTC)


Sometimes I made mistake, that right will help a lot immediately without assign to others. Thank you. Biswarup Ganguly (talk) 15:59, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done --Alan (talk) 16:00, 7 December 2014 (UTC)


Iam an organizer of the contest of wiki loves monuments, earth and afrika of Algeria, and all the time there are a lot of photos from my contry with not conform title (with the email of the user or with his name or other names) I always do the process of renaming fils but i want to do that my self it will be faster because i check fils from the contest and from all the pages related with Algeria.. Vikoula5 (talk) 10:01, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:09, 8 December 2014 (UTC)


I have often used a renamer to repair one of my mistakes and I always hesitate to do it for all other files that need it. If I could do it directly, it would be helpful Thank you. Medium69 You wanted talk to me? 11:21, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:26, 15 December 2014 (UTC)


I have been going through sorting and categorising Australian politicians, and have found a number that are either initials or surnames, names so vague as to be meaningless. I have been requesting renames through the tool, and have had them approved, so have a history of correct rename request (see [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11]). However, having the right myself would make it quicker and remove the burden on other users, freeing them up for other administrative duties. I have familiarised myself with Commons:File renaming and if given the right I will also help to process the queue of requests at Category:Media requiring renaming. Thank you for your consideration. ColonialGrid (talk) 17:14, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Upload Wizard campaign editors[edit]

Translation administrators & GW Toolset users[edit]