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!




We can fully trust this user. He made lots of edits in fields of categorization and adding descriptions. All of the ones that i reviewed were ok. Thank you. Arnd (talk) 13:22, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 14:09, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser access[edit]


for 'repetitive tedious tasks' on files from upload bots and scripts Thank you. Tokorokoko (talk) 03:20, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done 31k edits over 7 years with no problems is clearly a yes. Reventtalk 10:16, 9 December 2016 (UTC)


To tag a lot of images in Category:PD-Japan with Template:Not-PD-US-URAA in order to notify everyone to observe Commons:Licensing and Criteria for an image expired the copyright in Japan and continues in U.S.. Thank you. Darklanlan (talk) 04:34, 10 December 2016 (UTC)


Mark Schierbecker[edit]

I am more active on en.wikipedia - where I have extensive counter-vandalism experience - but I try to check my Commons watchlist at least once a week. I am requesting the Patroller user right to monitor vandalism. Thank you. Mark Schierbecker (talk) 03:29, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:33, 5 December 2016 (UTC)


I do a lot of anti-vandalism on enwiki, which means I come across a lot of articles that have images without sources, permission, or that they just don't belong on Commons. Would love to spend more time doing AV on Commons, and 'broaden my horizons'. Thank you. TJH2018talk 21:39, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done + Rollback. lNeverCry 23:20, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! TJH2018talk 01:34, 2 December 2016 (UTC)


I've been doing a fair amount of patrolling of Special:NewFiles lately and it would be useful to be able to mark images patrolled in addition to nominating ones for deletion. I would also consider rollback if you saw fit to give it to me; I don't revert much on Commons but I'm well familiar with rollback use from being an administrator on the English Wikipedia. Thank you. Ks0stm (TCGE) 05:05, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done --Krd 08:08, 8 December 2016 (UTC)



reason Thank you. KumudJi (talk) 00:27, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Why do you need rollback rights? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:02, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as User talk:KumudJi/Archive1 doesn't provide confidence. --Achim (talk) 20:42, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
 Not done per a failure to provide any reason why the userright is needed, and opposes. Reventtalk 10:20, 9 December 2016 (UTC)



This would be very useful for standardizing file names within categories I've been maintaining, as well as my own uploads. Thank you. ɱ (talk) 21:41, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done lNeverCry 03:22, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Renardo la vulpo[edit]

I rarely need renaming for my own media, though I sometimes forget to remove the picture number from the image name. But it looks like file movers have considerable work handling all the requests for a name change, and I am willing to lend a hand. If there is no need for this, so much the better, please simple decline my request then. No offence taken. Thank you. Renardo la vulpo (talk) 20:12, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done lNeverCry 20:14, 3 December 2016 (UTC)


I occasionally make large batches of rename requests for BSicons, and it would be much more convenient for both myself and those handling move requests for me not to have to make more requests. Thank you. —Jc86035 (talk) Use {{ping|Jc86035}}
to reply to me
14:28, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done + auto patrolled. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:27, 6 December 2016 (UTC)


Al mes yo subo en promedio mas de 20 archivos, aveces cometo errores en los nombres, justo ayer subí un archivo con un error. También encuentro archivos mal nombrados de otros usuarios. Siempre le pido a un amigo que corrija mis errores, pero él ahora esta muy ocupado y llega muy tarde a su casa. Yo solicito, encarecidamente, el permiso de renombrar los archivos para dinamizar mi trabajo. Gracias. Online translation: A month I upload on average more than 20 files, sometimes I make mistakes in the names, just yesterday I uploaded a file with an error. I also find badly named files from other users. I always ask a friend to correct my mistakes, but he is very busy now and he is very late at home. I strongly urge permission to rename the files to streamline my work. Thank you. --SajoR (talk) 20:10, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support experienced user Olivier LPB (talk) 00:09, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
 Not done That's why we have the rename template. No need to ask a friend. {{rename|newname.ext|rationale number|reason=optional text reason}} I didn't find any recent rename request, no need for extended rights. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 12:57, 7 December 2016 (UTC)


More than adding templates and giving extra work to current filemovers, I'd like to move some files I uploaded long ago, mostly with typos and with general names such as NameOfTown-Number.jpg Thank you. ·×ald·es 21:07, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done Long-term editor with no problems, and eswikinews crat. Reventtalk 10:29, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

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