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This is official Incubator policy.
You may edit it, but please discuss major changes on the talk page first.

User groups on Incubator[edit]

See Special:ListGroupRights for the full list of user groups with their user rights. User group changes are logged on Special:Log/rights.


A test administrator is an active contributor to a test here on Incubator who was given rights to take care of that test.
  • perform rollback
  • delete and undelete pages
  • view deleted history of pages
  • block users (also blocking the use of Special:Emailuser)
  • bypass the creation of redirects from source pages when moving pages
However, they may only use their tools on pages/users in their own test. Note that this is not maintained by the computer system, but by other users (mostly admins and bureaucrats). If you do something outside your test, be prepared to defend your actions or you may be desysopped.
  • There can be several test-admins for one test, and inversely, you can be a test-admin for more than one test.
  • You must have a user page on the Incubator and be a contributor to this wiki.
  • Your test must have more than 50 content pages/articles. Requests for multiple tests must include at least one test with 50 articles or more.
  • You are not completely new to Wikimedia projects and you understand and agree with the goals of the Incubator project.
  • You agree to follow relevant policies as those are developed here.
Requesting test-adminship
  • Place your request, including the name of the test(s) in which you work, below at #Current requests for test adminship.
  • Users are given 5 days to place comments. After this period, requests will be reviewed by a bureaucrat and if there is no reasonable opposition, you will be made into a test-admin.
    • Requests for test-adminship are not votes. They are opportunities for other users to raise possible problems. If you get no comment at all under your name, that doesn't mean you are a bad user; it means no one has any objections to you being a test admin.
  • You can alternatively hold a discussion in a "community portal" page of the test-project. After at least 5 days, you can then add your request here, so that a bureaucrat will decide about it directly.
Removal and renewal of rights
  • Test-administrators will be desysopped after a domain request for their language is completed, or "automatically" after a year.
  • After one year, test-administrators can simply request that their test-adminship is renewed.
See Incubator:Test-administrators for a list of current test sysops.


Administrator access is granted to known and trusted members of the community who are familiar with the policies of Wikimedia's Incubator wiki. Adminship status on Wikimedia Incubator is not an honour for outstanding content contributors but just an additional tool for people that showed that they want to clean up. Administrator access is also not meant to imply editorial authority on the project. An administrator is simply a trusted user who can:

  • protect and unprotect pages
  • delete and undelete pages
  • block and unblock users
  • edit the interface and other protected pages
  • more …

You can request adminship on the Incubator if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are not completely new to Wikimedia projects and you understand and agree with the goals of the Incubator project.
  • You have a user page on the Incubator and are a contributor to this wiki.
  • You agree to follow relevant policies as those are developed here and respect consensus of the users of this site.

As with the admin policy on Meta and Commons, inactive administrators may have their access removed. According to this policy, any sysop inactive on Incubator will be desysoped. "Inactive" means virtually no edits or log actions in the past twelve months. Inactive administrators may re-apply in the regular way.

Admins are expected to watch the Administrators' noticeboard for notices put up by other users.

When requesting adminship, after seven days, a bureaucrat will make a decision based on the votes and comments to grant, not to grant, or to extend the time for discussion if there is still need for it.

Any new admin should first propose (on the Community Portal for example) what he is going to do (certainly for mass-scale actions) before doing it. This is to prevent mass-scale mistakes that need to be reverted manually afterwards. Some time later (a few months or so), when the admin is used to common practices, this is no longer required.

Admins are strongly encouraged to join our IRC channel regularly.


Bureaucrats are administrators who can assign user rights of requests on this page.

There are no requests for bureaucratship; any administrator may optionally ask to become a bureaucrat after one month (providing they have behaved well).


Importers have the possibility to import pages with the full history from certain defined wikis (administrators can do this too). Additionally, they are able to edit pages in bulk from XML files, which is used for importing closed projects.

When requesting importer access, after three days, a bureaucrat will make a decision based on the votes and comments to grant, not to grant, or to extend the time for discussion if there is still need for it.

When you are already an administrator and/or bureaucrat, no waiting time is needed. Bureaucrats are also able to grant these rights to themselves.

Translators & translation administrators[edit]

  • There is a special usergroup which allows editing the MediaWiki namespace: the translator group. It was originally created for translating Incubator-specific messages in the MediaWiki namespace (see Incubator:Translation project). It is nowadays largely outdated, as most of the messages can now be translated on or via the local installation of the "Translate" extension. It may still be granted for specific purposes.
  • The translation administrator group is for managing the pages which can be translated with the Translate extension.

Bureaucrats decide about granting both rights. They are removed when a bureaucrat deems appropriate to do so (e.g. inactivity).


The edits of an account with bot status will be hidden from the recent changes.

To request a bot status, please list you and your bot's name below along with a description of what your bot will be used for. A bureaucrat will decide if a bot is safe and needed though any user may make a comment about it.

Requests for permissions[edit]

Below are the current requests for permissions.

Please always first read the policy written above before making a request.

Current requests for adminship[edit]

Current requests for test adminship[edit]

User:Franz710 (Wt/pam)[edit]

Hello, I am requesting for the renewal of my "test wiki administrator" rights for Pampanga Wiktionary test project, so that I can continue managing the test page Franz710 Kixzer (talk) 13:50, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

You linked Wp/pam in the headline. An error? --MF-W {a, b} 23:51, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
Of course it's an error, check his contributions and what he said: "Wiktionary" not "Wikipedia". Mjbmr Talk 07:03, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Headline is fixed now (Special:Diff/2906624/next). Mjbmr Talk 07:07, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
I still would love to hear from Franz710 himself. --MF-W {a, b} 17:08, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
I am sorry for not being clear about the request, The request is to renew my test admin ship of in wiktionary incubator of the Kapampangan Dictionary Franz710 Kixzer (talk) 03:05, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Done. --MF-W {a, b} 01:14, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

User:malayyytt (Wp/tiw)[edit]

I am requesting "test wiki administrator" rights for the Tiwi wikipedia test project which I have created (Tiwi is an isolate spoken off the coast of Northern Australia, and is in no way related to the Ghanan Twi language, for which there is already a Wikipedia. --malayyytt (talk) 13:30, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

What's the name of the main page? Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 15:42, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
There is no content in the test-wiki yet. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 15:45, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Ilya Drakonov (Wp/orv)[edit]

Hello, Ebe123, I am requesting for Test wiki administrator rights for Old Russian Wikipedia Project. Ilya Drakonov/Илья Драконов (talk) 12:17, 21 July 2015 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Сделано Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 03:23, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Ilya Drakonov/Илья Драконов (talk) 08:39, 27 July 2015 (UTC).

User:Ebrahimi-amir (Wp/azb)[edit]

I was test wiki administrator in Wp/azb. Now I want to have it again. with respect--Ebrahimi-amir (talk) 05:39, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

You need to make a request on the new wiki. --MF-W {a, b} 13:21, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

User:Masssly (Wp/dag)[edit]

I am requesting "test wiki administrator" rights for Dagbani Wikipedia. There is a lot of activity presently happening on it and I'm unable to get swift responses to my requests for help. Since I am a native speaker and the main contributor there, those rights would be very useful to me. It would further help me manage and coordinate between its contributors since there isn't yet any admin on it. Masssly (talk) 23:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Masssly (talk) 09:15, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

WKDx417 (Wt/yue)[edit]

I am requesting for Test wiki administrator rights for Cantonese Wiktionary Project. Because it have an army of wiktionary composition in Cantonese Wikipedia. and also I have no rights to do it. Please give me an importer's right because it currently have NO imoprters can import the composition from Cantonese Wikipedia to Cantonese Wiktionary Project. --WKDx417 (talk) 23:21, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 00:06, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

User:Ali Saki (Wp/luz)[edit]

Hi,I am requesting "test wiki administrator" right for Southern Lurish Wikipedia project on incubator " Wp/luz ".this tool let me have more options and become active more and more.--علی ساکی لرستانی (talk) 05:03, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Note: The signature is "fake", the userpage in Arabic script redirects to User:Ali Saki, who in fact made this edit. --MF-W {a, b} 21:24, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi mr warfburg , how are you? I request at Special:GlobalRenameRequest to change my username that is wrong and unclear.Can I become Wp/luz test wiki admin?--Ali Saki (talk) 06:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Of course this is possible. The minimum time for test-admin requests is five days, however. --MF-W {a, b} 13:40, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

so please do it for me , thanks--Ali Saki (talk) 14:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for bot flags[edit]


For fixing prefixes. Mjbmr Talk 16:21, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Where and how? --MF-W {a, b} 16:46, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Now, I've added another task, adding project category. I'm running only one by one on the projects I know but it can be run continuously on all projects if I get the flag and run more tasks. Examples of adding category: Special:Diff/2882255, Special:Diff/2884135. Example of fixing prefixes: Special:Diff/2882228. It also fixes prefixes for links, but I didn't find any example since there was no need in Western Baluchi wiki. It runs under various conditions, like if the page was a template, add the category in the last noinclude tag otherwise add a new noinclude tag, and it was running mistakenly on modules but now they are excluded, but I'll work on that to fix titles in require function in modules. Also it doesn't make first character of title, upper while fixing a prefix, if the project is a Wiktionary. I would like to ask to run this bot in my own scope where I'm active on my own risk if there is not support for this or it's risky. Mjbmr Talk 18:37, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
So you want to run this bot in test-wikis which request it? E.g. did Western Baluchi contributors request it? It might be that a project does not want all pages in the main category (or e.g. wants only articles in the main category, ...). --MF-W {a, b} 23:55, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
You can tell I'm a part of their community but yes they asked. But I said If there is no consensus to run this on all wiki, yeah. Mjbmr Talk 03:01, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I am admin of the western Balochi wikipedia, I think we are need to this bot for fixing our project problems, its may not help just Western Balochi wiki test, so this bot can help other wikis like Lurish wiki test. --Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 14:04, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for User:KhowarBot[edit]

  • I being a test Wiki Administrator need User:KhowarBot to welcome the new khowar language ‎users in their own language instead of English. I need this Bot for fixing prefixes and other ‎administrative works in text wiki’s khowar language project. -- Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 09:20, 14 April 2015 (UTC)‎

Other requests[edit]

Note: It is better to translate at Translatewiki: this and this.
For local translations, see Incubator:Translation project

Requests for username changes[edit]

These requests are handled on Meta now.