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!



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Hello everyone, I feel it very difficult to undo many vandalism on the same page so I need this right while patrolling edits for rolling back vandalism Thank you. BRP ever 05:33, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I don't see any of your reverts in your contributions. The only reverts I saw is your self-reverts. Well you have been patrolling edits now, but there are no reverts of vandalism. If I am mistaken, tell me. @BRPever: Please undo atleast 10 edits in this tool which contains highly suspected vandalism, and I will review your reverts. While you are reverting with the help of that tool, don't forget to patrol. Neutral for now. Thanks, Poké95 08:06, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
  • (Edit conflict)@BRPever: I'm not seeing evidence that you actually 'need' this permission at this point. Your account on Commons is only a couple of months old (which makes it pretty easy to scan through your history of edit summaries) and the only actual 'reverts' that I see you ever made here were to a few of your own edits. The only real effect of rollback is to allow you to avoid leaving an edit summary... it does not let you do anything you can't do anyhow. Unless you actually 'are' reverting significant amounts of vandalism (and you don't appear to be doing so, at least not with an edit summary that makes it apparent) there's not much point to the right, to be honest.
I would say just use something like the smart rollback script for now, if you need it, which essentially does the same thing but with a dropdown list of edit summaries (and no need for the userright itself). Revent (talk) 08:18, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
@Revent: Ha, I became a patroller and rollbacker in just 2 months after I joined Commons (August 2015)... Poké95 08:34, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
@Pokéfan95: I only mentioned the account age because it make it easy to search all the edit summaries. You only need this is you are actually reverting enough 'obvious' vandalism that it's slowing you down (such as if you are using a tool to watch Recent Changes a lot). Revent (talk) 08:38, 12 February 2016 (UTC)



It's really just a matter of having frequent occasion to move a file (almost invariably ones I've uploaded or transferred from Flickr), and feeling like I might as well just do it myself. It also seems highly likely I'd have some time to help out with other people's renames once in a while. My edit count isn't huge, but past the guideline above this section (and I've moved plenty of pages on Wikipedia, if that counts for anything). I'll be happy to better familiarize myself with the procedures for various situations before actually undertaking any such move, of course, but as I said it's primarily for straightforward moves of new files. Thank you. — Rhododendrites talk |  02:58, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:33, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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