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Requests for permissions

This page enables administrators to handle requests for permissions on the English Wikipedia. Administrators are able to modify account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, file mover, extended confirmed, mass message sender, new page reviewer, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback, template editor rights and AutoWikiBrowser access.

Editors wishing to request a permission flag here should do so following the procedure below. Editors requesting permissions are advised to periodically revisit the requests page, as notifications will not always be given after a decision is made. Editors should not expect their request to be answered right away and should remember to be patient when filing a request. To find out what permissions your account has, go to Special:Preferences, where your permissions are listed in the user profile tab under "Member of groups".

Requests for permissions are archived regularly; please see Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Archive for an index of past requests.

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Handled here

  • Account creator (add requestview requests): The account creator flag is granted to users who are active in the request an account process. The flag removes the limit on the maximum number of new accounts that can be created in a 24 hour period. It also allows users to make accounts with names similar to other accounts. The account creator flag is only given to users who participate in the ACC process and may be removed without notice should a user's participation in the account creation process cease.
  • Autopatrolled (add requestview requests): The autopatrolled flag is granted to users who are active in the creation of new articles. This tool is granted so their creations are auto patrolled in Special:NewPages. Unlike other requests, any user may nominate an editor for Autopatrolled, even without that user's consent. A user who wishes to have this flag generally should have created at least 25 articles and must be trusted, experienced, and must have demonstrated they are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially WP:BLP and Wikipedia:Notability.
  • AutoWikiBrowser (add requestview requests): AutoWikiBrowser is a semi-automated MediaWiki editor for Microsoft Windows, designed to make tedious repetitive tasks quicker and easier. It is essentially a browser that automatically opens up a new page when the last is saved. When set to do so, it suggests some changes (typically formatting) that are generally meant to be incidental to the main change. Please read the rules of use and registration requirements on the main page before requesting permission. This is not a true user right, but access needs to be granted by administrators just like other permissions. If approved, your name will be added to the CheckPage. Users with under 250 non-automated mainspace edits or 500 total mainspace edits are rarely approved. You will need to give a reason for wanting AWB access.
  • Confirmed (add requestview requests): The confirmed flag may be granted to new users who have not yet hit the threshold for autoconfirmed status. These are users who have not had both 10 edits and 4 days experience. People with this flag can upload files and edit semi-protected pages before hitting the autoconfirmed flag. Users requesting this flag must indicate clearly why they should be exempted from the customary confirmation period.
  • Event coordinator (add requestview requests): The event coordinator user right allows editors to create multiple new accounts, and to temporarily confirm accounts so that they can create new articles.
  • Extended confirmed (add requestview requests): The extended confirmed flag is normally automatically added to accounts after 500 edits and 30 days, but may be added to legitimate alternate accounts of users that already have this access. The flag allows users to edit pages under extended confirmed protection.
  • File mover (add requestview requests): The file mover user right is intended to allow users experienced in working with files to rename them, subject to policy, with the ease that autoconfirmed users already enjoy when renaming Wikipedia articles.
  • Mass message sender (add requestview requests): Mass message sender enables users to send messages to multiple users at once. This flag is given to users who have made requests for delivery in the past, clearly showing an understanding of the guidance for use.
  • New page reviewer (add requestview requests): The new page reviewer user right allows users to mark pages as patrolled and use the page curation toolbar. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
  • Page mover (add requestview requests): The page mover user right allows users experienced in working with article names to move them, subject to policy, without leaving behind a redirect. They may also move all subpages when moving the parent page(s). General guidelines include making 3,000 edits and 6 months of editing history. At administrators' discretion, the right may be accorded on a time limited basis or indefinite.
  • Pending changes reviewer (add requestview requests): The reviewer flag is granted to users who are experienced enough with Wikipedia editing and its policies for contributing to the process of reviewing articles placed under pending changes.
  • Rollback (add requestview requests): Rollback enables users to remove vandalism much more quickly and efficiently than by undoing it. Users who do not demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes capable vandalism fighting, either because they have no or little history of doing so, or show a poor ability to discern between good and bad faith edits will not be granted this right. Also, it is unlikely that editors with under 200 mainspace edits will have their request granted. For a more detailed explanation of rollback and information about when it is appropriate to use the tool, see Wikipedia:Rollback. For information about the technical details of the feature, see here.
  • Template editor (add requestview requests): The template editor flag allows users to edit protected templates and Lua modules. General guidelines for granting include making at least 1,000 edits overall (with at least 150 to templates or modules), being a registered user for over a year, and having a record of successfully proposing significant edits to several protected templates. Users should demonstrate proficiency with template syntax and an understanding of the need for caution when editing heavily-used templates.

Handled elsewhere

Several permissions are requested and handled elsewhere:

Removal of permissions

If you wish to have any of your permission flags (except administrator) removed, you should contact an administrator. If you want your administrator flag removed, you should contact a bureaucrat.

This is not the place to request review of another user's rights. If you believe someone's actions merit removal of a permission flag, you should raise your concern at the incidents noticeboard.

The bureaucrat, checkuser, and oversight flags are removed at meta:Steward requests/Permissions. Stewards will typically not carry out such requests unless they are made on behalf of the Arbitration Committee, by a user who is requesting their own access be removed, or in cases of an emergency.



To make a request for a permission, click "add request" next to the appropriate header and fill in the reason for wanting permission.

Any editor may comment on requests for permission.


Administrators are permitted to grant account creator, autopatrolled, confirmed, event coordinator, file mover, mass message sender, page mover, pending changes reviewer, rollback and template editor flags to any user who meets the criteria explained above and can be trusted not to abuse the tool(s). Administrators may either grant these permissions permanently or temporarily. For convenience, a bot will automatically comment with relevant data if the user does not meet configurable qualifications. Even if the bot does not comment, administrators should review the user's contributions and logs to ensure the tools will be used appropriately and check for any indication of potential misuse.

Once an administrator has granted a permission or decided to deny a request, they should add {{done}} or {{not done}} respectively under the request with their comments. If a user already has the requested permission, or is autoconfirmed and requesting confirmed, {{already done}} should be used. N hours after the last comment was made (as specified by the config), the request will be archived automatically: approved requests will be placed here; declined requests will go here. See User:MusikBot/PermClerk#Archiving for more information on archiving functionality.

Current requests

Account creator



I will be creating several tennis draw pages in the upcoming weeks and would like to acquire the autopatrolled user right, so there'll be no need for a page reviewer reviewing the newly created pages as they will be marked as "patrolled" by default. Qwerty284651 (talk) 03:24, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done One of your articles was draftified just the other day. You need to make sure your articles establish notability and are properly sourced before you put them in the mainspace. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:03, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@HJ Mitchell:, I did. Take another look. Trust me, I am well acquainted with WP:VERIFY. Qwerty284651 (talk) 19:39, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Qwerty284651, my advice is that you create articles in draft space and move them into mainspace when they are ready. This is exactly what the next editor who comes along may draftify. Schwede66 03:59, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Qwerty284651, several of your articles contain empty tables or sections (for future use, I presume). These should be in Draft form until you can fill those tables with scores, or what have you. Articles with empty tables or sections look incomplete to our readers, and are of little informational value until complete. GenQuest "scribble" 08:58, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@GenQuest, only 1 of my article contains empty tables/sections, not several. Yes, upon creation they're empty, but I do finish the articles I start. Qwerty284651 (talk) 13:19, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you were to agree on creating your articles in draft space from now on in response to the comments above, I would assess your work. And I’m sure HJ Mitchell would concur should the resulting outcome support the granting of autopatrolled as draftification would no longer occur. Schwede66 15:35, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Schwede66, I concur. Qwerty284651 (talk) 16:46, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have created more than 350 pages. Many of them are created through WP:AfC. I can understand WP:GNG. I know many articles which are created by me are stubs but they all are notable. I requested for this permission on 9 November 2022 but User:TheSandDoctor denied my request and said me for "focusing on quality over quantity" and also said "Feel free to apply again in future (perhaps 3-6 months? Just a suggested time frame, not binding.) when you have addressed concerns and improved practices.". Today I have improved that type of mistakes. Now days I publish articles through WP:AfC and I have also enhanced it's quality. ​​​​​​​𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝟕𝟐𝟖🧙‍♂️Let's Talk ! 17:57, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 18:00, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I've been using lots of scripts to edit easier and faster and I think AWB will help me more to contribute in updating and editing articles. 98Tigerius (talk) 17:30, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@98Tigerius: can you be more specific about the types of updates/edits you'd like to make? —Femke 🐦 (talk) 17:32, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done, no reply in a week. Primefac (talk) 13:31, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


id like to help with link swaps. I'm knowledgeable on awb and have made over 13000 by-hand awb edits without having access to the bot tab over at Nukapedia - FreshYoMama (talk) 08:07, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has approximately 12 non-automated edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 08:10, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done, user only has 28 edits. Primefac (talk) 13:31, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Young Lecturer

Hello all, my reason for requesting autowikibrowser rights is that I am editing a lot of pages with DAB links, I, therefore, wanted to make my edits easier and faster. Thank you. Young Lecturer (talk) 03:31, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


User:Red-tailed sock

Legitimate alternate account of User:Red-tailed hawk. Currently <10 edits on this account, but I would like to use IAManagementConsole and I need to be confirmed to do that. — Red-tailed sock (Red-tailed hawk's nest) 07:24, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can confirm that this is my alt. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 07:25, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Salvio giuliano 08:50, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Event coordinator


Hi! I am humbly requesting for Event Coordinator's rights to enable me to create multiple accounts for attendees in an outreachy (RWiC program) being implemented by me and other team members. We are currently in the second phase of the training which will require the participants to create account on en Wikipedia, be familiar with the interface and basics of Wikipedia. Furthermore, the issues of open proxy and IP block have not been good experiences for newbies judging from past experiences. Thanks for your time and consideration. Regards. R Atibrarian (talk) 04:26, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment An extraneous header or other inappropriate text was removed from this request MusikBot talk 04:30, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Could you please provide a link to the page about the outreach program you are participating in, as I'm not familiar with it? Salvio giuliano 08:56, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Salvio giuliano!
Kindly use this
link to the program's meta page. Regards. Atibrarian (talk) 16:57, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. According to this page, I see that this program is supposed to run until the end of February, so I am about to grant you this user right until then. If you still need it afterwards, feel free to ask again and it will be extended. Cheers. Salvio giuliano 17:08, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Salvio giuliano 17:09, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you @Salvio giuliano. I will keep you posted. Regards. Atibrarian (talk) 20:25, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extended confirmed


this is my alternate account and want EC for edit every articles. Thanks :-) FrozHop (talk) 20:45, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done – we have no evidence that you are Soniah110. — JJMC89(T·C) 20:54, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Red-tailed sock

I'd like to use this account for IAManagementConsole and editing on less-secure devices going forward. Red-tailed sock (talk) 07:17, 5 February 2023 (UTC) Red-tailed sock (talk) 07:17, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Above account is mine. Publicly-declared legitimate alt. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 07:18, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Salvio giuliano 08:53, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File mover

Mass message sender

New page reviewer


I am a Participant for WikiProject Articles for creation and I want to get this permission for reviewing accepted articles from AfC and also for patrolling newly created articles.

My account meets all criteria for becoming New Page Reviewer.

  • I am registered with Wikipedia for more than 11 months and 11 days.
  • Have edited more than 12,900 times in Wikipedia.
  • I am active in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion and Wikipedia:Articles for creation.
  • I have a have a solid history that demonstrate proficiency with communicating and interacting with new users, and in a positive, civil, helpful, and appropriate manner.
  • I have experience for moving pages according to guidelines.
  • My account hasn't been blocked from the starting of my account creation.
  • I will must review pages on a volunteer basis.

I requested for this permission on 28 December 2022 but User:Rosguill declined it some AfC submissions declined and wrote "Thank you for your extensive contributions to Wikipedia thus far. However, I'm concerned that multiple different editors have all reached out to you to caution you about rushing through edits in the past two months, and that you have had some AfC article submissions declined during this time period. Not done for now" ​​​​​​​𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝟕𝟐𝟖🧙‍♂️Let's Talk ! 17:45, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for new page reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 17:50, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have been actively contributing to Wikipedia for over two years now and have over 2,000 edits, the vast majority of which are in main space. I have extensive experience in the use of proper citations and secondary reliable sources as well as Wikipedia's notability guidelines, very good working knowledge of page assessment levels (evident in my edit history that includes one GA in addition to multiple B-class, C-class, and start-class), and am familiar with policies concerning new page creation (I've created at least seven main space articles) and page moving proces. Moreover, I am always civil and courteous when engaging with other users and routinely offer my help to new editors. The only area where my experience isn't as extensive is with AfD, PROD, CSD, and AfC, although I believe that my familiarity with the process is sufficient for new page reviewer. Thank you very much for considering my request. Ppt91 (talk) 02:11, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I also wanted to specify that, due to my educational background and my professional experience, my work as a new page reviewer will be particularly valuable on articles for WP:VISUALARTS which would surely benefit from a more consistent oversight and editorial commitment. Thanks again. Ppt91 (talk) 23:16, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I'm requested the new page reviewer right to help sort through the immense backlog, especially redirects- of which there are currently about 7,300! While I don't usually focus on writing articles, I'm an AfC reviewer, and am very familiar with naming conventions, BLP policies, copyright policies, etc. I also frequently tag various issues on articles, nominate articles for deletion, and draftify articles. I meet all the NPP reviewer requirements, and, if granted, would use this tool responsibly. Thanks! Face-smile.svg ~ Eejit43 (talk) 01:32, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page mover

User:Reading Beans

I'm a new page reviewer, and would appreciate the ability to draftify articles without leaving a redirect behind. Reading Beans (talk) 18:13, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for page mover declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 18:20, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Reading Beans: your previous request was declined because of concerns about DRAFTOBJECT etc. Please could you elaborate on how you would approach that issue if granted this right? HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:10, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@HJ Mitchell, didn't know you had replied this.
If the last request was declined for DRAFTOBJECT reasons then I think the administrator did not understand my point clearly.
I'm actually requesting for the user right to be able to move pages back to draft space or renaming articles.
During NPP, most users move articles from draft space to main space when they're not ready, some, create double articles; one in draftspace and one in main space.
Tagging for speedy is most times very tricky, so I'll end up skipping a junk in the main space, clustering the backlog.
The other, a page may be moved from the COMMONNAME to say, a full name, and I wouldn't be able to perform a round-robin during NPP. IDK if I've explained my self enough.
About DRAFTOBJECT. If an article was moved to mainspace after being draftified, I usually clean the article up (if I'm familiar with the subject) or leave it entirely. Best, Reading Beans (talk) 15:33, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Reading Beans (talk) 15:33, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Reading Beans: I'm not sure I follow. Are you saying that you won't use this permission to move articles back to draft space if the draftification is contested? HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:02, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@HJ Mitchell, yes. That’s what I’m trying to say. Reading Beans (talk) 17:58, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:01, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pending changes reviewer


I have been editing Wikipedia on and off since 2008, with over 2,700 edits as of writing. My contributions log should demonstrate extensive experience in patrolling the Recent Changes log especially in spotting and reverting vandalism (including subtle/unobvious ones), BLP violations, unsourced controversial content, spam, and other inappropriate content. I would like to request permission to review pending changes as I encounter them quite often in the log. I have also familiarized myself with all the requisite policies on content, reviewing, and on copyright. Thanks! PritongKandule-✉️📝 13:50, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done DanCherek (talk) 15:18, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Rollbacking option saves my time against vandals, and also enables "restore" option. Already admin at Wikidata. Trust guaranteed Estopedist1 (talk) 07:38, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:25, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Heavy Water

I joined Wikipedia on April 1, 2020, am extended-confirmed, and have made 2,275 mainspace edits since then. Especially over the last year, I have frequented recent changes to revert vandalism, always leaving warnings and making AIV reports when necessary. I have never taken part in an edit war, I have never been blocked, and I have read WP:Rollback. I understand I am not to use rollback except when reverting obvious vandalism. Thank you, Heavy Water (talk) 17:35, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:28, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I do use Twinkle and RedWarn to revert edits and use rollback edits, so I do have to try rollback edits if I see suspected vandalism or edit disruption. CastJared (talk) 10:35, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done You have barely a dozen edits with Twinkle and RedWarn (combined) so far. That's not enough of a track record for me to make a decision yet. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:36, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I was told on my Talk page that there are more efficient ways of reverting multiple acts of vandalism on an article. Given that I revert vandalism a lot, this interested me so I started reading the article he/she/they linked and noticed the Rollback permission. I have reverted quite a bit of vandalism on Wikipedia and think this would help make my job easier and will reduce clutter the history section of the page in question. Thank you!

Firefly115 (talk) 20:53, 4 February 2023 (UTC) Firefly115 (talk) 20:53, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:38, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have been editing Wikipedia on and off since 2008, with more than 2,500 edits since. I usually dedicate an hour a day keeping watch on Recent Changes, filtering through the bottom of the unreverted edits list to check for vandalism that were missed or too subtle to notice at first. My history of using RedWarn/Twinkle to fight vandalism, warn users, and report serious troublemakers should speak for itself, and having rollback permissions would help make me more efficient. Thanks! PritongKandule-✉️📝 07:16, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:40, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Signed up for the CVU 😊. Former Administrator and Interface Administrator (elected, finished my 3 years term in good standing) at the Hebrew Wikipedia, over 16k edits and are a current patroller there. Fell in love with RedWarn so I'm here for a ride. Bar Harel (talk) 16:50, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Automated comment This user has 157 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 17:00, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I disagree with Mr. Bot. It is factually incorrect and deserves a {{uw-error1}} 😉 Bar Harel (talk) 20:51, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I often encounter vandalism or uncited edits on articles related to Sikhism and Punjab. Having the rollback function will save me a lot of time when reverting such edits from problematic users. ThethPunjabi (talk) 05:26, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I spend a decent amount of my time on Wikipedia, patrolling "Recent changes", reverting vandalism, and the like, using RedWarn for the most part; I request the "Rollback" right for the sake of convenience. Thank you. Riverbend21 (talk) 12:49, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Alalch E.

I use Ultraviolet and Twinkle, but I had also done RCP for a while without any gadgets. I read somewhere in UV's instructions that using it with rollback makes it execute faster; subjectively, it does feel a little slow currently. I send appropriate notices and warnings to users, and have endeavored to add a summary to my pseudo-rollbacks when it's technically possible. I have this user right on a different language version so I'm also familiar with how it works without any gadgets. —Alalch E. 18:05, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template editor


Hello! I have a well established history of working in the Template namespace. I've also submitted several edit requests for protected modules and templates, and feel I would be able to do more for Wikipedia if able to edit protected templates (with discussion or sandbox testing as appropriate or required, of course). — voidxor 21:54, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Standard Guidelines review:
  1. Green tickY (guideline: >1 year, applicant: 18)
  2. Green tickY (guideline: >1000 edits, applicant: ~34k)
  3. Green tickY (guideline: >150 template edits, applicant: ~1000)
  4. Green tickY (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: NA)
  5. Red XN (guideline: 3 sandboxes, applicant: 0)
  6. Red XN (guideline: 5 requests, applicant: 1 (significant))
Primefac (talk) 06:21, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am leaning towards a decline for lack of need, primarily because the edit requests in question were relatively simply/trivial requests (and were all almost a decade ago). Will leave open for now for other thoughts. Primefac (talk) 06:21, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, I'm trying to get back into it. I've since seen a lot of needed minor edits, such as grammar, but just passed it up upon seeing template protection. So we're going to discount the minor stuff (such as this)? That's kind of a shame because that's where I could help most. Otherwise, I will need to continue to make edit requests, which in turn won't be counted here. I don't catch major errors in templates or modules all that often (Wikipedia being more stable and quiescent these days), but I certainly would sandbox and seek consensus when it's a highly used template. Another space I might like to get involved more is improving consistency in infobox parameters. — voidxor 16:34, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please see the above checklists. Edit requests and sandbox edits are explicitly counted here, and they are the things that you came up short on. Template editors can seriously break thousands of pages with a single edit (ask me how I know), so it is not a permission granted lightly. We would like to see some significant sandbox coding examples, preferably in conjunction with edits to testcases pages that show you are considering the ramifications of your edits. To give one example, something I worked on yesterday, here's a series of edits (with a lot of mistakes!) that I performed in a template sandbox to add an if statement and some non-trivial URLs, along with some updated formatting, to a template that is used on a few hundred pages. I tested it carefully after each edit to find and fix mistakes before applying my changes to the live template, potentially breaking 350 pages. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:53, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]