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!




To reduce the workload of importing public domain governmental images. Thank you. Jasonanaggie (talk) 05:01, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 06:35, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser access[edit]


I want to look through logos on Commons and see if any are not in the public domain or are missing trademark templates. Thank you. Brightgalrs (talk) 20:55, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
{{not done}} 237 edits isn't enough experience. Please do some of the work you're referring to by hand, and request AWB access when you've got 800 to 1000 edits. This will show us that your experienced at what you're doing, and can be trusted with AWB access. INeverCry 20:49, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm sure it's up to your discretion, but guidelines give 200 edits as the boundary. Allow me to elaborate on what exactly I plan to do. There are almost 24,000 logos in Category:Logos and then 66,000 logos in Category:Unidentified_logos. My plan is to skip files with "PD-ineligible" or "PD-textlogo" in them. All files not skipped will be judged manually if they meet the threshold of originality. If they do not, a PD-textlogo template will replace whatever license the logo was originally released under (the ones I've done so far have been CC). If they do meet the threshold, then I will nominate for deletion. Trademark templates will be placed where appropriate, again judged manually. The problem doing this task without AWB is skipping logos that are licensed appropriately. Also having to not type in the edit comment every time would be nice. Brightgalrs (talk) 06:50, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done OK, I'm willing to give you a shot. I've autopatrolled your account too so you don't fill up recent changes. INeverCry 18:41, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! Brightgalrs (talk) 19:06, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Well damn. AWB doesn't preview Commons images. There goes my streamlined workflow. Brightgalrs (talk) 19:55, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
@Brightgalrs: You might be better off using Help:VisualFileChange.js. INeverCry 20:36, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Excellent, didn't even know that existed. Brightgalrs (talk) 21:53, 23 August 2016 (UTC)



to assist in the review Thank you. --Alaa Najjar :)..! 18:58, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
 Not done You seem like a trustworthy editor, so I've autopatrolled you, but 450 edits doesn't show enough experience for patroller. Do some more work reverting vandalism, looking through new pages and tagging out of scope and spam pages for speedy deletion, and some CSD/DR work. I usually like to see a patroller candidate have at least 2000 edits or close to that. INeverCry 20:54, 21 August 2016 (UTC)




I have been uploading dozens of files recently. They will be renamed after the upload ends. Therefore, I request filemover right to do the tasks. Thank you. ··· 👦 Rachmat04 · 💬 10:13, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 18:44, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Gereon K.[edit]

I would like to request the Filemover rights on Commons. I am an active editor and uploader for 9 years with 1,140 edits on Commons and about 80 uploaded pictures. I am admin on de.wikipedia and test2.wikipedia. I would like to become more active on Commons, for example by helping solve file moving requests. Thank you. Gereon K. (talk) 16:47, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 16:58, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


Hello, I’d love to get the filemover flag so I could correct my own and others' typos. I am filemover in local RU section. But mostly I work with files on Wikimedia Commons; Thank you. НоуФрост (talk) 16:53, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
✓ Сделано INeverCry 19:50, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. НоуФрост (talk) 20:00, 26 August 2016 (UTC)


I am an active editor and contributor in Commons as well as in other Wikimedia projects, admin in el-wiki. I have more than 2400 edits in Commons among which more than 500 file uploads. I have asked for several filemoves in the past and I would like to be able to correct mistakes of my own and of others in file names Thank you. FocalPoint (talk) 06:14, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 19:44, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Satdeep Gill[edit]

I was the main organizer of WikiConference India 2016 and was a participant of Wikimania 2016. Many pictures from these events have meaningless or ambiguous names. I would like have the file mover flag to change them.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 08:17, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done I have granted autopatrol as well. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 15:10, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Upload Wizard campaign editors[edit]

Translation administrators & GW Toolset users[edit]