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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Former admin, have recently returned to active editing but was never approved for the checklist since my inactivity desysopping. Thanks! –Juliancolton | Talk 02:23, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done It's worth to mention that Juliancolton Alternative also had been granted the right. Which, I believe, has no effect because this account has been renamed to Juliancolton Alternative~commonswiki. --jdx Re: 05:05, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Jdx! I forgot that my alternative account had been approved. You can probably go ahead and remove that one, if you get the chance. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 14:01, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
OK, I have removed Juliancolton Alternative from the list. --jdx Re: 15:17, 23 February 2017 (UTC)


I transfer a lot of files from hewiki to commons, and AWB could really help be. Thank you. Mikey641 (talk) 22:24, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done. Meets the criteria established here. Érico (talk) 02:55, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


Requesting rights to use AWB. I do a lot of copyediting, categorizations, etc. on other wikis, and always found it to be difficult without AWB here on Commons. Thank you. Cherkash (talk) 04:39, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral. You have very few edits on Commons. However, you have access to AWB on English Wikipedia, which demonstrates experience with the app. I'll leave this request to another administrator to close and, meanwhile, the VisualFileChange may be an option. Érico (talk) 03:10, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done per edits on other projects. Also fulfills the minimum requirements here on Commons and edits look good. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 12:32, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


Lately I've been working on large, repetitive sets of geometric images (see Category:Subdivision_squares;_transparent and Category:Subdivision_triangles;_transparent): I also do diffusion of Category:Images_that_should_use_vector_graphics sometimes (which is template-based, so cat-a-lot doesn't help). AWB would make many things easier for me. Thanks! -Apocheir (talk) 16:07, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done. Although you do not have many edits, I think that AWB may be useful to your work here. As you meet the criteria and do not have received warnings from more experienced users, I added your name to the list of users authorized to use AWB. Please, read the rules and use the app carefully. Érico (talk) 03:15, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. -Apocheir (talk) 01:11, 23 February 2017 (UTC)


I have recently started a new project to create and upload audio recording of w:Odia language words for Wiktionary. At times I have left the same mistake in hundreds of files and I need to change them. But I cannot do that now because I don't have the AWB rights. I also see a lot of fellow Wikimedians from my community (the Odia-language Wikimedia community) need help with correcting mistakes in their bulk uploads. AWB will help a lot to fix these. Thank you. Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 11:16, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Already done. You are already authorized to use the AWB. Good luck in your project. Érico (talk) 03:05, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Érico for this! :) --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 06:12, 22 February 2017 (UTC)





I have more than 10,000 edits on Commons. And of late, I have been uploading large chunks of audio recordings manually. So there is a need for me to have this right to easily make changes by moving the files I upload with incorrect names. I can also contribute moving file moving requests from other Commons contributors. Thank you. Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 11:11, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done. Érico (talk) 03:19, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks much Érico for your quick action! :) --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 06:12, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

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