Wikinews:Flagged revisions/Requests for permissions

This is an official policy on English Wikinews. It has wide acceptance and is considered a standard for all users to follow. Changes to this page must reflect consensus. If in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.

Please use this page to request the Flagged Revisions permission, putting new requests at the top. Requests will generally stay open for at least a week (unless fast-tracked), after which an administrator will read the comments made by other users and decide whether or not to add the flag.

Requests for reviewer


Note for this section, "{{Support}}" means "support the request", and "{{Oppose}}" means "oppose the request".

Removal of Reviewer status


Post requests here regarding any user who you consider has abused reviewer status. Provide a justification for the removal, preferably with examples of where the permission has been abused.

Note for this section, "{{Remove}}" means "support removal of permission", and "{{Oppose}}" means "oppose removal of permission".

Microchip08's last article to review was six years ago, and last review log was five years ago. This is neither a challenge to the user's admin tools nor a challenge to his overall (in)activity. Rather, per WN:PEP, just the user's reviewer tools and ability to understand and select which right article to publish are put into question. Microchip can still be an admin without reviewer tools, ya know. I notified this person almost one year ago about having not reviewed one article within the past year at the time, and I re-notified just one week ago. Furthermore, this user has been notified about lack of reviewing activity and invited to review articles. I've not yet seen one review done by this user within the past year to now since the notifications and invites. I'd like to hear word from this nominated user. --George Ho (talk) 02:45, 16 June 2024 (UTC); amended, 07:46, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]



Questions and comments

  • Given our lack of active reviewers, I would be hesitant to support removal of reviewer permissions simply for inactivity. I would be more happy to see them return and review a couple of shorter/easier articles to get back into the groove. I would be discouraged by a brief response from them to the tune of 'I don't think I should lose the permissions' without first returning and doing a small review or even some sort of a pre-review without using the easyPeerReview tool. —Michael.C.Wright (Talk/Published) 17:50, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]