Commons:User access levels

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User groups[edit]

Unregistered IP users[edit]

Unregistered IP users cannot upload files, but can make most other edits.

AbuseFilter/105 (as proposed in Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive 39#Proposed Change of Rules) prevents some page creation by anonymous users. The relevant MediaWiki message is MediaWiki:Abusefilter-warning-new-pages-by-anon-users.

  • As soon as IPs create an account, they can create pages.
  • Only page creation is prevented. Edits to existing pages are possible.
  • Talk namespaces are not affected (they can be created by IPs).
  • IPs can create category-pages, timed-text and deletion request subpages.

Registered users[edit]

See also: Commons:Users

Autoconfirmed users[edit]

See also: Commons:Autoconfirmed users


See also: Commons:Administrators


See also: Commons:Bureaucrats


See also: Meta:Stewards

Specialised rights[edit]


See also: Commons:Rollback


See also: Commons:Patrol


See also: Commons:File mover

GWToolset users[edit]

See also: Commons:GWToolset users

License reviewers[edit]

See also: Commons:License review

OTRS members (removed)[edit]

See also: Commons:OTRS members

This flag used to be given to all admins. However not all admins are OTRS members so in about mid-2012, Special:AbuseFilter/69 was changed so that users who do not have the OTRS flag have their OTRS edits marked in the history logs as "(OTRS permission added by non-OTRS member)". This will occur even if a valid OTRS member adds OTRS templates to files but that member has not been given the OTRS flag yet.


See also: Commons:Checkusers


See also: Commons:Oversighters

Account creators[edit]

See also: Commons:Account creators

Other flags[edit]


See also: Commons:Bots

IP block exemptions[edit]

See also: Commons:IP block exemption

Upload Wizard campaign editors[edit]

See also: Commons:Upload Wizard campaign editors

Requesting permissions[edit]

Most rights are requested at Commons:Requests for rights. Admin, bureaucrat, checkuser and oversight rights are requested at Commons:Requests and votes. Steward rights are handled at meta.wikimedia (stewards).

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