Reviewers hold the reviewer permission, and can review page revisions. Administrators can also review pages. Reviewers are also given the ability to rollback changes in combating vandalism, and various other abilities.

When you can satisfy the automatic criteria, you should receive the reviewer permission automatically. Otherwise, you can manually request it; please provide a reasonable argument for manual requests. The reviewer permission is only given manually to those in certain global roles (such as stewards, global sysops, and global rollbackers), or if autopromotion appears to have failed, or for other compelling reasons. Otherwise, if any pages require reviewing, non-reviewers can request this at the assistance reading room.

There are currently 982 reviewers on the English Wikibooks.


The main rights given are the following:

  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as "reviewed", also held by autoreviewers (autoreview)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as "patrolled", also held by autoreviewers (autopatrol)
  • Mark revisions by yourself and others as being "reviewed" (review)
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page with a single click (rollback)
  • View the list of unreviewed pages (unreviewedpages)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Have an increased rate limit to 100 pages/min (autoconfirmed)

Automatic criteria

You should automatically get reviewer tools when/if you meet the following criteria:

  • Have a registered account that is at least 30 days old, with either an email set and confirmed in Special:Preferences, or already holding the autoreviewed user right.
  • Have never been blocked, and have never had the reviewer tools removed (you can request the tools if otherwise).
  • Have at least 100 edits since registration (excluding deleted edits), in which:
    • 50 or more edits are to pages other than discussion pages, including edits to the main space, Cookbook, and Wikijunior.
    • 50 or more edit summaries are used.
    • 10 or more unique pages are edited at least once.
    • 8 edits are spaced 2 or more days apart from each other (which takes at least 14 days, if you edit every 2 days).
      • This does not mean that 8 consecutive edits must be spaced 2 or more days apart from each other to meet this criterion.
    • 5 or more edits are in recent changes at the time automatic reviewer promotion is checked (this works out to be anytime in the past week).


On one extended occasion from June 2019 until September 2020, autopromotion stopped working. The bug was tracked at Wikimedia Phabricator, and was officially closed as resolved (see the link at right).

If autopromotion fails to occur, registered users who appear to satisfy the automatic criteria but have not been promoted should instead apply for manual promotion.

See also

User groups
Local: AnonymousAutoconfirmedAutoreviewedBlockedConfirmedImportersRegisteredReviewersUploaders

AdministratorsBotsBureaucratsCheckusersInterface adminsPseudo-bots

Global: Locked accountsOmbudsmenRollbackersStewardsSysadminsSysopsUnified accounts