Reviewer is a term used for users who can review page revisions. Administrators are reviewers automatically. Reviewers are also given the ability to rollback changes in combating vandalism.

If/when you can satisfy the criteria, you should receive the reviewer flag automatically; otherwise you can request the reviewer flag. If you could satisfy the reviewer criteria given enough time, please provide a reasonable argument for why you should be given the reviewer flag manually instead when requesting the reviewer flag.


The main rights given are the following:

  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as "reviewed", also held by autoreviewers (autoreview)
  • 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)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • 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 an email set and confirmed in Special:Preferences.
  • 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).
    • 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, autopromotion is known to have stopped working, from June 2019 until September 2020. 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 at WB:RFP.

See also

User groups
Local: AnonymousAutoconfirmedAutoreviewedBlockedConfirmedImportersRegisteredReviewersUploaders

AdministratorsBotsBureaucratsCheckusersInterface adminsPseudo-bots

Global: Locked accountsOmbudsmenRollbackersStewardsSysadminsSysopsUnified accounts