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All rights available on Wikibooks are handled here, including reviewer, importer, uploader, administrator, bureaucrat, CheckUser, pseudo-bot, and bot flags. A nomination must demonstrate how the project will benefit from granting the rights.

To nominate a user (including yourself), add their username to the appropriate section below. Please explain why you feel the nominated user would be a good choice. All registered Wikibookians may comment, and provide arguments in support or opposition. For the bot flag, technical information about the bot may be requested. See the specific requirements for each type of access on their respective pages.
Consensus does not need to be demonstrated in granting reviewer, importer, and uploader flags. Administrators may use their best judgement in granting those. All other tools require community consensus and can only be granted by bureaucrats. Access to CheckUser is governed by CheckUser policy. After about one week, if there is consensus to grant access, then a bureaucrat will make it so and record the fact here. If not, a bureaucrat may refuse to grant the rights and the request will remain until a consensus is reached.

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Requests for permissions[edit]

Leaderboard (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (reviewer or similar)[edit]

I would want the ability to automatically approve my edits , as I edit on a couple of important books and my edits do take quite a bit of time to be approved(and usually get approved when someone else posts). And as for automatic promotion to reviewer(if it exists) , how many edits is required?--Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 17:43, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Some of your questions are answered on the reviewers page. However, your first question is not. My guess is self-reviewing is allowed, since reviewing is, or appears to be, primarily an anti-vandalism tool, and automatic approval seems to mean a level of trust has been earned. However, that is not explicit, rather implied, at least so far as I have read of existing policy (which isn't much). Is it appropriate to self-review? Gzuufy (discusscontribs) 17:17, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Self-review is fine on Wikibooks. As you say, we use review primarily as an anti-vandalism tool; anyone who has the review bit is expected to be familiar enough with the project that they not only know whether their own edits are vandalism, they know whether someone else's are, too. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 19:04, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
I avoid to self-reviewing my own edits if outside the scope of my knowledge or if uncertain that they would be ok. Thus, I try only to self-review basic edits or edits to works where I'm a standing contributor. --Panic (discusscontribs) 22:44, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

rattleCAD (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (reviewer)[edit]

rattleCAD is an opensource project on
I wants to create a maunual for users here on wikibooks. I am the programmer of rattleCAD and wants to become also a reviewer of the wikibook: [rattleCAD User Manual rattleCAD (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change])

  • You don't need the reviewer bit to contribute. Eventually, once you have breadth of experience contributing to the project, you get automatically promoted to reviewer. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 17:41, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Jusjih (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfps · rights [change]) +Importer[edit]

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Fimatic (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (reviewer)[edit]

I noticed that there are over 600 edits awaiting review, and some edits are almost 2 months old without getting reviewed. I'd like to have this permission so I can help clear out Special:PendingChanges often and not turn it into a backlog. I know what's vandalism and what isn't, as I have rollback rights on Wikipedia, and I've reverted many vandalism edits. Thanks! -Fimatic (talk | contribs) 17:31, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

You've only been on Wikibooks for two days, apparently, and made by my count 20 edits, 8 of them on content pages. The criteria for autompromotion to reviewer are chosen so folks get promoted when familar with Wikibooks as a unique project, as opposed to, say, Wikipedia (or any of the other sisters). The "backlog" isn't an urgent problem in mainspace, since edits are visible immediately and flaggedrevs is just an internal bookkeeping marker. I suggest giving it some time. Autopromotion happens in due course. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 01:50, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Okay! I knew about the autopromotion already, but anyways, thanks for telling me :) -Fimatic (talk | contribs) 03:19, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
For now I agree with PiZero although I too have noticed the massive backlog of edits awaiting review. I've been trying to get through some of them over the past few days but as I'm not active every day it doesn't reduce the numbers in any significant way. I would suggest waiting a little while and if you wish have a look at some of the edits and mark any of them which appear to be vandalism. I also hope that others who read this might like to have a go at the backlog too.--ЗAНИA Flag of the Isle of Mann.svgtalk 19:04, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Eurodyne (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (reviewer)[edit]

As part of SWMT, I run into a lot of vandalism and spam here on the English Wikibooks. I have a good handful of deleted edits (about 50) and do have some reverts here. It would be nice to have my edits automatically marked as patrolled and the rollback tool to help me. (The global twinkle sometimes gives me issues) I am a wide xwiki contributor with edits on over 200 projects. I also have the sysop flag on the Simple English Wiktionary. Thanks! Eurodyne (discusscontribs) 22:34, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

I have no problem making such a rights change immediately - I will do so if someone else concurs. Being a sysop elsewhere, having a history here fighting vandalism and helping with SWMT is enough for me.--ЗAНИA Flag of the Isle of Mann.svgtalk 19:23, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Why continue to create exceptions and be intrinsically unfair in regards of why and how we bypass the automation process...
I also do not see the rational of treating people differently because of the flags they have elsewhere, especially when no project is equal even if we include other Wikibooks.
There is also the issue that regrettably the reviewing process is not the same as the patrol process. Using the page review simply as a patrol tool is prone to cause content quality decline (I have previously objected to making the review system permanent just because of this issue). The patrol function is a requirement to fight vandalism but the reviewing action requires deeper commitment in the analysis and capability to process the contributed content. Avoid using the review tool for patrol and preserve it for quality guarantee. --Panic (discusscontribs) 05:25, 29 November 2014 (UTC)