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|This page in a nutshell: The account creator user group allows editors to create new accounts without restriction and may be granted to editors active in the account request process or real world outreach that requires them to exceed normal account creation restrictions.|
The account creator user group (accountcreator user group) grants access to a tool which permits trusted Wikipedia contributors to make a large number of accounts for other people who request them.
Accounts in the account creator user group have the technical ability to perform the following actions:
The right is included in the Administrator toolset.
Users are expected to correctly handle many requests and have hit the six (6) account rate limit more than once before requesting the flag, which may be done at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Account creator.
To grant the flag, administrators should follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Account creator/Administrator instructions.
The account creator permission is provided to editors active the ACC process. Users with the account creator right are allowed to use any of the technical abilities included with this user right at their own discretion. The English Wikipedia has 32 users who explicitly have the account creator flag enabled.
This right was previously granted to individuals involved with off-wiki outreach events to help them create accounts for participants. In May 2018 a new user group, event coordinator, was created, which allows individuals to not be affected by the rate limit on creating accounts without the other abilities granted to account creator. Editors who previously would have been eligible for account creator should instead request the
eventcoordinator user group.