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!




Experienced and trustworthy user. Thank you. Achim (talk) 20:54, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
No objection, but shouldn't DanielRigal be the one to ask for this? Do you know whether he wants this permission? WJBscribe (talk) 22:52, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
If I'm doing some patrolling I don't like finding entries of long standing experienced users in the backlog. --Achim (talk) 17:09, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Also obviously no issue to ask for someone else. Yann (talk) 17:24, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Rainbow unicorn[edit]

To help reduce the workload of the patrols. Thank you. Rainbow unicorn (talk) 16:49, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose First thing I see is Flickrwashing. Doesn't fill me with confidence, neither do 190 edits. Later maybe. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:45, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
 Not done Experience concerns. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 04:02, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Motiur Rahman Oni[edit]

I am an experienced user and I am aware of policies, guidelines & copyright rules. Thank you. Motiur Rahman Oni (talk) 11:33, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done not really active at Commons but trusted user at other projects so I see no problem with granting the autopatrol flag. Natuur12 (talk) 11:38, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you.--Motiur Rahman Oni (talk) 11:40, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi! I want to become a autopatrol user for my work on Commons. --Truelz (talk) 15:17, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:04, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! --Truelz (talk) 03:33, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser access[edit]


Sorting Category:Honolulu County, Hawaii and related categories, especially removing redundant categories. Please and thank you. Themightyquill (talk) 09:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Enuf edits in files and categories. I don't anticipate any AWB-related trouble. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:13, 1 September 2015 (UTC)


Asking here instead of at Commons:Bots/Requests since AvicBot will not actually be making edits with AWB - I'd just like read-access for generating some reports/database scanning, and the bot policy doesn't mention anything on non-editing functions. If anyone feels this needs to go to Bot Request anyways, I'll ask there. Thank you. sısɐuuǝɔıʌ∀ (diskuto) 17:28, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
You can scan dumps without AWB access. This flag is only needed if you are editing. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:48, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Dump scans, yes, but working off that list, (i.e. with AWB's preparse mode to see if the errors are still there) is disabled without being on the checklist. Though, I can create lists with AvicBot and then parse it with own account. Switching between them is rather annoying, but I can live with it, if need be. sısɐuuǝɔıʌ∀ (diskuto) 17:59, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Please be careful. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:04, 30 August 2015 (UTC)




I am from tr.wikipedia tr:User:Kumul, I want to get "rollback permission" for my bot (tr:User:KumulBot it has 270.000 edit) for use MediaWiki API for revert vandalisms. Thank you. Kumul (talk) 14:15, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
 Not done Only 14 edits on commons ando cvu activity here on commons. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:17, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
I want to take this permission for only what should i do for this? Kumul (talk) 14:22, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
If you like to have this right on, you need to ask on - not here. :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:23, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh sorry i thought it's only global permission given by :) Thank you. (bye) Kumul (talk) 14:28, 22 August 2015 (UTC)


ya soy reversor en es:wiki y creo que esta herramienta puede ayudarme a combatir el vandalismo Thank you. Jcfidy (talk) 08:42, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
 Not done sorry but you don't seem to use the revert button at Commons. Natuur12 (talk) 11:39, 31 August 2015 (UTC)



I have plenty of experience, and have made several successful move requests in the past. The reason I'm asking now is that this CFD is badly backlogged and needs to be closed and implemented. Thank you. Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 18:36, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't think you need filemover privileges to have 4 files moved. I couldn't find any move requests either 2015 or 2014 either. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 15:23, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
There's this one in May 15, this one in Jan 15, this one in December 14, this one and this one and this one in April 14, plus older ones. Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 16:01, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I wouldn't call 6 requests in 15 months plenty of experience. I let other admins decide. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 16:54, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
By experience I mean number and quality of edits. Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 16:59, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
 Not done One oppose, no support. @Rwxrwxrwx: With all due respect, i can't see plenty of experience here on commons. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:21, 22 August 2015 (UTC)


I have made quite a few rename requests but some categories have so many files needing renaming, particularly files with meaningless names that it would be more efficient and easier, and I would do far more, if I could do it directly. Thank you for your consideration. NiD.29 (talk) 19:50, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done trusted user with 15k edits who can use the tools. Natuur12 (talk) 11:40, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks!NiD.29 (talk) 18:39, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Upload Wizard campaign editors[edit]


I am a longtime Commons editor and former admin (lost due to inactivity). I helped spark the Category:Photo scavenger hunts movement a number of years ago in NYC, and we have some upcoming events this October for which I'd like to use this tool again. Thank you. Pharos (talk) 04:02, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 04:17, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks Jianhui67!--Pharos (talk) 04:19, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Kai Nissen (WMDE)[edit]

At Wikimedia Deutschland we enhanced the Upload Wizard with some new features. In order to make these available to the German WLM campaigns, I would like to edit these. Thank you. Kai Nissen (WMDE) (talk) 14:26, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 14:29, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Gabriel Birke (WMDE)[edit]

At Wikimedia Deutschland we enhanced the Upload Wizard with some new features. In order to make these available to the German WLM campaigns, I would like to edit these (in case Kai Nissen is not available). Thank you. Thank you. Gabriel Birke (WMDE) (talk) 16:27, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 16:38, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Translation administrators & GW Toolset users[edit]