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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: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)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 01:29, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

User:Sagardev1998 (Wq/ne)[edit]

I am requesting "test wiki administrator" rights for the Nepali Wikiquote test project. (Nepali language is used in Asia people of Nepal and some people of India) — Sagardev1998 Let's talk! 16:13, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

First, there need to be at least 50 content pages in the test-project. --MF-W {a, b} 01:31, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
50+ content Pages in Nepali Wikiquote test project. — Sagardev1998 Let's talk! 15:20, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Do I need to request again or previous request be accepted. — Sagardev1998 Let's talk! 02:04, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
You don't need to make a new request. --MF-W {a, b} 16:10, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

I don't want to nitpick, but there are at the moment 49 pages, including at least one redirect. --MF-W {a, b} 04:06, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

User:Angpradesh (Wp/anp)[edit]

Could you please renew / grant the rights for the test adminship for Angika Language Test for Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator. I am attached with Angika Language Wikipedia in Incubator since its beginning. I have contributed maximum no. of content in this test. Now I wish to develop Angika language community from across the world to contribute in to Angika Wikipedia in big way. Best Regards. --— Angpradesh  — talk Angpradesh 11:43, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Test project verified: 50+ pages. --OWTB (talk) 15:59, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 04:07, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

User:Ibrahim khashrowdi (Wp/bgn,Wp/bgp,Wp/bcc)[edit]

Hello I would like to be test admin for Balochi language projects (Wp/bgn,Wp/bgp,Wp/bcc).--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 20:59, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Test project verified: 50+ pages. --OWTB (talk) 15:59, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 04:10, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Vielen Dank Herr Warburg--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 12:43, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Lord Bumbury (Wy/bg)[edit]

I'd like to be test admin for Bulgarian language Wikivoyage. I've started #100wikivoyagedays (see m:100wikidays, victim number 22) and I will get Wikivoyage out of the incubator. I need to change Wy/bg/Common.css among other things. Thank you in advance, --Лорд Бъмбъри (talk) 14:14, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Your test currently has 48 pages. You need two more if you want to become a test admin. --OWTB (talk) 08:59, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Check again tomorrow evening. One article a day, every day, 100 days in a row. You should try it, too. ;). --Лорд Бъмбъри (talk) 19:21, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
The two more I have created. Are there other formalities to take care of, or may I get test admin rights? --Лорд Бъмбъри (talk) 22:52, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Requests last for 5 days. --MF-W {a, b} 11:11, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
I don't understand. Would you, please, explain? --Лорд Бъмбъри (talk) 19:54, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Лорд Бъмбъри Я думаю что, только после 7 дней вашего запроса на тест-администратора одним из чиновников будет принять ваш запрос, если вам требуется для этого процесса, а сейчас еще рано, только 5 дней прошлись.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 20:46, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
How on Earth did you come up with the idea to answer me in Russian? My babylon says bg-n, de-5, en-4, sv-2. The sentence "I don't understand" didn't mean that I didn't understand the words, but that I didn't understand the meaning :) . Anyway, I'll wait, and I'll get those rights sooner or later. I don't understand the usefulness of the incubator... --Лорд Бъмбъри (talk) 19:34, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Лорд Бъмбъри, maybe he saw your username, written in Cyrill and thought that you speak Russian? xD --Ochilov (talk) 07:03, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Well, as you can read above, "Users are given 5 days to place comments. After this period, requests will be reviewed [...]". --MF-W {a, b} 00:59, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

User:Ochilov (Wy/eo)[edit]

Hi! I would like to be test administrator in Esperanto Wikiquote. I know Esperanto well and want to help this wiki grow up. Currently I am renaming pages and categories from -ujo to -io (Someone named them incorrectly), and I need deletion rights to delete redirects with mistakes. Now I am expanding most sufficient articles and writing new. I have four translation adminships and one sysopship in other wikis, also I am OTRS member. --Ochilov (talk) 16:46, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Test verified: 50+ pages. --OWTB (talk) 15:26, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

User:StevenJ81 (Wt/lad, Wb/lad)[edit]

I think I have my initial glitch issues concerning Incubator out of the way. Otherwise: I am admin/bureaucrat on Judeo-Español (Ladino) Wikipedia (check here) and would like to help further on the Ladino projects here. (Mainly, this means wt/lad. Wb/lad is mostly quiet, but I'll keep an eye on it while I'm here.) StevenJ81 (talk) 13:30, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Test (Wt/lad) verified: 50+ pages. --OWTB (talk) 15:27, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for bot flags[edit]

Other requests[edit]

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

Requests for (RJ) changes[edit]

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