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!




279 edits only, but experienced user, rollbacker at en:wp. Thank you. Achim (talk) 20:33, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 07:09, 3 October 2015 (UTC)


I don't believe patrollers need to check my edits. PC reviewer, rollbacker and file mover on English Wikipedia. Thank you. BethNaught (talk) 11:04, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:06, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Ali Zifan[edit]

I used almost all my uploads in different articles on English Wikipedia. I mostly create images in vector format and don't believe that patrollers need to check my edits. I am also a rollbacker, autopatrolled, Pending changes reviewer on Persian Wikipedia. Thank you. Ali Zifan 04:35, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I checked a few of your updates and you don't provide sources for your derivative works. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:45, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Virginia maps were my only uploads that didn't have the exact source. I fixed all those just now. Ali Zifan 22:55, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser access[edit]

Mohamed Ouda[edit]

I am organizer of wiki love monuments in Egypt and I need to make some edits on the photos which joined the context Thank you. Mohamed Ouda (talk) 23:48, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:03, 29 September 2015 (UTC)


I contribue on this project in organizing files relatives to earth science; most of them are in maps and geography categories that sometimes become fullfilled with files uploaded by bots from flickr or similar media hosting sites. AutoWikiBrowser (that i'm experimenting too in vec.wikipedia) would greatly simplify my work there. Thanks. --Ciaurlec (talk) 23:25, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

John Andersson (WMSE)[edit]

I am one of the organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments in Sweden and I need to make some edits on the photos which joined the context. Thank you John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 09:15, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:21, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Could you add my name here as well? John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 11:39, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:47, 30 September 2015 (UTC)


I have been approved to use AWB to for WLM/WLE activities in Thailand. Please also approve my bot account. Thank you. taweetham (talk) 22:39, 7 October 2015 (UTC)




I have decent experience of reverting vandalism as a GR, so I'd like to apply for this rights as a local rollbacker. Thank you. Infinite0694 (talk) 08:26, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Thibaut120094 (talk) 08:38, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
 Removed. This user is a global rollbacker.
If you request the rollback-right, please read the how-to first.
Admins and anyone with global rollback don't need to request rollback.
Sorry @Thibaut120094:, local policies...
@Infinite0694: GR are "real" global flag, we don't need request :-P Alan (talk) 20:27, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Sorry that I missed an important point...--Infinite0694 (talk) 18:49, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


J. Patrick Fischer[edit]

I am the main editor of German East Timor project, which has nearlz 1400 articles about the country and I am working in tetWP, too. Most images in the Category:East Timor are loaded up bz myself, but sometimes I did mistakes or have to correct several informations. Filemover right would be helpful. Thank you. JPF (talk) 16:11, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:25, 16 September 2015 (UTC)


I will be uploading files from Historic Pittsburgh, and I will make occasional mistakes, File:Robert Liddell, Great men of Pittsburgh.jpg as an example, instead of File:Robert Liddell, Notable men of Pittsburgh and vicinity.jpg. I would like to rename files myself. I have over 12,000 edits on the English Wikipedia and more than 600 at the Commons. Thank you. Seattle (talk) 23:15, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Only about half the required edits, but good edits. I don't anticipate any problems. Go Hawks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:55, 19 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 03:27, 20 September 2015 (UTC)


I make and instruct mass uploads, and develop tools for this. There is often need for revising wrong choices, or just correcting mistakes. Thank you. Susannaanas (talk) 11:28, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:10, 21 September 2015 (UTC)


Is the any admin interested in granting me file mover user right (and other rights) on Wikimedia Commons? Well, I am a regular editor on English Wikipedia from the republic of India and have made nearly 7000 edits. Currently, I have OTRS membership, file-mover, autopatrolled, pending changes reviewer and rollback right on English Wikipedia. I will use this right to move/rename files as per the requests made at IRC and OTRS system. In addition, I upload a lots of pictures on English Wikipedia but due to lack of rights I do not prefer Wiki Commons, I think this right will definitely assist me in contributing to Wikipedia. Thank you. Sanskari (talk) 14:42, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
 Not done Not experienced enough on commons. Just 13 edits. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:49, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Ask again later. Commons renaming policies are different from those on enwiki. Revent (talk) 02:41, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


Help with the occasional backlogs. All of my requests for moving files were done. Thank you. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 13:55, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:01, 24 September 2015 (UTC)


Occasionally needs to move files from my own uploads or to rename badly named images (too general names or not clear names, e.g. 12432.png). I can help the other file-movers in their task as well. Thank you. Ruthven (msg) 13:23, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:59, 30 September 2015 (UTC)


Renaming files in Category:Freising to correct wrong filenames that could be mistaken (file number vs. house numbering) Thank you. Vuxi (talk) 20:11, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:11, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
autopatrol bit set as well. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:14, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Danke -- Vuxi (talk) 13:14, 1 October 2015 (UTC)


I am heading forward to contribute more and more photo files from my disk and cameras to the project; mostly creating series of photos; establishing categorizing system in memorials and sth. like that; Me too make mistakes (for instance giving another filename to the file uploaded than to the same at my disks) and recognize even the same minutes; don't want to annoy others with stuff like that; I will use the right carefully! Thank you very much. Tommes 04:41, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:30, 1 October 2015 (UTC)


Active editor on motorsport-related topics on English Wikipedia. Noticed a few misidentified vehicles here and there, but on closer examination it is a more widespread problem than I thought. Requesting Filemover rights to speed up the process of correcting these, and to avoid bugging admins with repetitive requests. Thank you. Pyrope (talk) 05:41, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:29, 1 October 2015 (UTC)


I need to rename pictures uploaded by different users containing autonyms, the word hello and good-morning in different languages and fonts (harmonize the file names of a set of images) Thank you. Majx (talk) 08:57, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
 Not done 63 is not experienced enough. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:29, 1 October 2015 (UTC)


Sometimes I'm doing some categorizing, with finding lot of renamings neccessary in the last week. Perhaps it's easier for all, if I can do the renaming by my own. Thank you. Tine (talk) 19:07, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:11, 1 October 2015 (UTC)


Am doing a lot of catagorizing and finding many image names are errorneous or obscure. Would like to have filemover rights so I don't have to ask others to do things for me. Thank you. Connor7617 (talk) 19:47, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Has 4,612 edits (including deleted, which is 31). The contributions looked like that this user really need this permission. --Pokéfan95 (talk) 00:24, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Alan (talk) 19:43, 2 October 2015 (UTC)


Occasionally needs to move photo files from my own uploads or to rename badly named images. I can help the other file-movers in their task as well. Thank you. Harke (talk) 13:23, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:31, 5 October 2015 (UTC)


I am posting quite a lot of renaming requests. Recently I started going over several long lists of poorly named images with names in Hebrew, such as Special:PrefixIndex/File:אבישי (with the name of the photographer instead of description of the subject) and Special:PrefixIndex/File:תמונה (which simply means "picture"), and there are still a lot of items there. Almost all of them were performed, and I can recall only one case in which there was a minor mistake on my side, which I fixed, and that one was performed as well. To make things more efficient for myself and for the rest of the Commons admins, I request the file mover right. Thank you. Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 18:14, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:20, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


I realise that I have less than the usual threshold of edits for this permission. However I have recently made a total of ~110 rename requests, all of which have been approved. These are mostly for fixing typos (such as "Britsh" or "Wikpedia"). This would be more efficient if I had the right, and I could also help out at CAT:RENAME. I am also a file mover on English Wikipedia. I have read COM:FR and am aware of the differences from enwp. Notably, w:en:WP:FNC#7 (fixing filename similarity) does not apply. Thank you. BethNaught (talk) 18:33, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done because you have a large amount of justified renaming requests. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:39, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

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