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!



SUL finalization has given me a new account. I am an admin on :en and formerly edited Commons as User:UserB. The captchas are incredibly obnoxious. Thank you. B (talk) 05:47, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
I moved the rights to your new account. --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:52, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Thanks. --B (talk) 06:32, 19 April 2015 (UTC)


Rosario Berganza[edit]

I believe I'm experienced and trustworthy enough so that my edits don't need to be patrolled. Gracias. Rosario Berganza 01:16, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done. Green Giant (talk) 05:40, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser access[edit]


reason Thank you. Reguyla (talk) 20:42, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Please add a reason why you need this right. --Steinsplitter (talk) 06:59, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info User had one denied request here. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 12:23, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Before running into Arbcom on en.wp (which we need not discuss on this project) Reguyla was an experienced contributor. If anyone is worried, perhaps the right for AWB can be conditional on a clear explanation of projects for the next month or two on Reguyla's talk page? My advice as an experienced bot operator is to keep any automation simple and ensure that you are confident that you can both track and reverse any large batch changes you make (i.e. if you make a mess, you can quickly clean it up :-)). I can also recommend openly declaring any active sock accounts on Commons on your user page. The intention being that to be trusted with the power to make significant large scale changes, you are prepared to be accountable. -- (talk) 14:02, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
AWB isn't a big deal. I am happy to grant this request per AGF (in case of abuse the access will be revoked of course). But first i like to here from @Reguyla: what he plan to do exactly with AWB on commons. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:33, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
First let me address the last point. I do not nor have I ever have as far as I remember created any alternate accounts on Commons besides Kumioko or this one. I rarely edited here other than maybe have done a couple edits as KumiokoCleanStart but I don't think so. Second point, the run in on ENWP was less with Arbcom as it was about a couple of abusive admins and their actions on ENWP. I did criticize the Arbcom for failing to deal with it and their failure to revoke the abusive and manipulative ban placed against me that was harming the project but that is the extent of my "run ins' with Arbcom. The Arbcom is pretty much a worthless process/group that does more harm than good and very little of use and the project would generally be better off with out it. For those that aren't familiar and to set anyone's fears at ease, there is not nor has there ever been any merit to the arguments at ENWP by some that I am not there to contribute to an encyclopedia. This is just baseless propaganda that was used to fool people into supporting my ban/block there. My edit count shows that as does my new article creation, Featured content, Good article improvements, the collaboration of the month, Newsletter, work on templates and of course my work on the WikiProject United States related projects and articles. So the arguments that I am not there are just stupid and baseless. Just because someone says someone isn't there to contribute, don't believe it for a second. The only reason I am not contributing now is because those same abusive people don't want me too including some members of the Arbcom who refused to do the right thing when they had the chance. Yes I was pissed about it and still am and yes I left a lot of messages and emails for the Arbs because they are the only ones with the ability to change it. Case in point, I can't edit now because people keep finding a reason to extend my block and will continue too because some do not want me to come back because they do not care about the project. It has nothing to do with protecting the project because that was never the issue, it only affects their ability to be abusive without criticism and sends a message to the community about what happens to people that criticize them.
As for the first point. Having access to AWB would allow me to fix a lot more problems at once such as typos and other things that I may not catch by editing manually. It will also allow me to edit much faster and allow me to clear out some of the uncategorized images. I can continue to contribute without it, I can just do more for the project faster with AWB is all. I don't really intend to do any large bot like runs and would ask for a bot account for that but I was a pretty high output editor and there are a lot of images that need categorization so a lot of edits will occur. This is just to edit a little more efficiently and effectively. So, I would like access but its not that big of a deal if you don't want me to have it. I can do more with it than without it and I am here to help but I will continue to edit without it if necessary. Its up to you all if you want me to do a few improvements or a lot of improvements and you can always revoke access if I mess something up. Reguyla (talk) 14:48, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:52, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Reguyla (talk) 14:54, 1 April 2015 (UTC)


Ciao! I am working on Commons:Photo challenge translation and localization. I need to edit many files and template subpages, and I wouldn't do it manually (I have done some of that but it is too long and boring!!!). I already use AWB on Wikipedia and on Wikiquote, with my user account q:it:User:FRacco and also with my bot account q:it:User:BRacco (bot). Thank you (in advance). FRacco (talk) 02:36, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:03, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Wow, so fast! Thank you very much. --FRacco (talk) 10:59, 4 April 2015 (UTC)


Needed tom make minor adjustments and fixes. Mostly to my own uploads but in the future I might also help others if needed. I have bot experience at svwp. Note: I would prefer if acces was given to my bot account, but am also ok if it is given to my regular account (Averater). Thank you. Averaterbot (talk) 08:05, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done for Averater. For the bot you need to file a request at COM:BRFA. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:49, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! I have already done that, but didn't know in what order to request as I need these rights to make test edits if those at svwp won't count. --Averater (talk) 08:57, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done (For testedits only) --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:59, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
I now have my bot flag for Averaterbot. Does this mean that I get to keep the permission to use AWB? Also about my regular account, I don't need permission for both accounts but would like to keep it of course if it doesn't matter. --Averater (talk) 16:18, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
You can keep them for both accounts. AWB is liek VFC with a bit moor functions, therefore not a big deal. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:26, 15 April 2015 (UTC)


I want to check and correct if necessary my own uploads Thank you. Hsuepfle (talk) 19:54, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:27, 15 April 2015 (UTC)



I am an autopatrolled user and rollbacker on Commons and a rollbacker on English Wikipedia, where I fight vandalism on a regular basis. I want to be able to reduce the backlog of unpatrolled new pages (currently over >19,000) and be able to review any acceptable pages while rejecting or flagging any pages or edits that are vandalism or outside Commons's scope. I have read COM:Patrol and COM:Rollback and know all the appropriate policies. Thank you. Epic Genius (talk) 01:54, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 08:04, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Jnanaranjan sahu[edit]

I am curating pages on en Wikipedia and I have special interest in curating new pages. I think the patroller rights on commons suits my work and by the help of the right I'll be able to help the community patrol the un-reviewed pages. I have experience on copyright issues, patterns and that will be a plus for this work. I'll take my work seriously and make the commons better. Thank you. Jnanaranjan Sahu (ଜ୍ଞାନ) talk 06:02, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 11:44, 24 April 2015 (UTC)



Hi everyone! I think I could use this tool in order to perform tasks such as counter vandalism, self-reverts and the likes in observance to this rationale Thank you. Asqueladd (talk) 13:08, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done, i also added patroller flag. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:46, 1 April 2015 (UTC)



I am an administrator on Wikipedia, Wiktionary, and Wikiquote with substantial experience moving pages on those projects. I have been contributing to Commons for nine years, and have about 7,000 edits, and 1,300 uploads, including a large number of files transferred from Wikipedia. I have also made several hundred requests for files to be moved, all of which have been carried out. I would like to use the filemover right for a few very specific projects. First, in my wayward youth I was not always as careful with file naming as I am today, and consequently have uploaded a number of files with inconsistencies in their naming scheme that I would like to fix. Second, I transfer a lot of files over from Wikipedia, and occasionally find that a transferred files should be renamed to match an existing naming scheme for related files already on Commons. Third, I have found that there are several hundred files with utterly meaningless two-letter and three-letter names like File:Ic.jpg, File:OT.JPG, File:Qv.jpg, File:YP.jpg, File:Zop.png, and so on, and would like to make a project of improving these titles. Thank you. BD2412 T 18:12, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 21:01, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Reguyla (talk) 22:54, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 23:02, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
      • Thanks! BD2412 T 23:20, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Olivier LPB[edit]

Hello, during the time when I review files from flickr, sometimes I find some files which didn't have a good name because they are upload directly from flickr. For example I have found today this Category which need some move to respect reason 3 and 4 of the rule for file move. I need also the right to harmonize some file for the catholic heraldry between shield and coat of arms where there are some mistakes. Thank you. Olivier LPB (talk) 20:47, 20 April 2015 (UTC)


I am an experienced Commons user, registered in 2008. I have made some renaming requests from time to time, I think they have all been accepted. I belong to Wikimedia Spain, and we upload sets of pictures. If they all need to be renamed, these filemover rights would be useful for me and the association. Thank you. Kadellar (talk) 10:54, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:55, 24 April 2015 (UTC)


Hello! I've been active on deWP and Commons since 2010, having done around 15.000 edits on the German Wikipedia and 1900 here on Commons. I'm requesting the filemover right mostly to be able to rename pictures in the Category:Fireworks (I now and then sort new pictures into the right subcategories) and to rename several of my uploaded files, first of all the photos from the Category:FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015, which all have been taken my me. Regards LZ6387 (talk) 16:43, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done please read the relevant policy. ~ Nahid Talk 10:32, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Upload Wizard campaign editors[edit]


Hi, I'd like to get access so that I can create a Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 campaign page for Latvia. Thank you. Voll (talk) 14:43, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done, Please be careful when editing campaign. :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:23, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Translation administrators & GW Toolset users[edit]