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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]


I would like to become an administrator for the wiki incubator, I started editing this test wiki bqi and lrc wikipedia for 3 years old . please give me this favor.Mogoeilor (talk) 04:47, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Oppose. Incubator is not a nice initiative. --MF-W {a, b} 13:17, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

please give me a favor I want to help the wikimedia. best wishes.Mogoeilor (talk) 15:33, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for test adminship[edit]

SM7 (Wy/hi)[edit]

I am active on this project and need Admin access. The test project has more than 50 pages. --SM7--talk-- 12:11, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Test large enough, user certainly active enough and experienced enough. Standard hold to allow for comments until January 3. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:24, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Expires 2018-01-03. Thank you for your contributions, and good luck! StevenJ81 (talk) 14:14, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

JuniorX2 (Wp/dty)[edit]

I am active on this project and need Admin access. The test project has more than 50 pages. ☆★Raaza Upreti (✉✉) 16:07, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Raaza, what do you want to do that requires Admin access? StevenJ81 (talk) 17:08, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
I need some of the controls authorized to test-admins in order to clean somethings which are not needed, and to move few other things here and there. Regards,☆★Raaza Upreti (✉✉) 02:25, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Autoconfirmed users can move pages around, and as for cleaning things, if you tag pages with {{delete}}, your test already has two test-admins to help deal with that. I think that given the issues you just dealt with recently, you will be better off waiting a little while to show people you want to contribute constructively. Try staying active here over 2–3 months and then try again. StevenJ81 (talk) 04:43, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not yet. StevenJ81 (talk) 05:58, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Aarghdvaark (Wp/nys)[edit]

The NoongarPedia has over 200 pages and besides me at least 8 other active named editors, plus IP editor contributions. I have the second highest number of edits. I'd like to be able to delete vandal pages, e.g. currently Wp/nys/History on time, Wp/nys/History on time 2, Wp/nys/Min Chinese, Wp/nys/Lebanese Arabic and Wp/nys/Lebanese Arabic (many), this is the second time this type of pages has appeared. Also to delete category pages which don't work, e.g. Category:Wp/nys/Articles with unsourced statements. Aarghdvaark (talk) 10:10, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Test sufficiently large, and user sufficiently active. On hold for comments until 9 January. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:01, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Expires 2018-01-09. Thank you for your contributions, and good luck! StevenJ81 (talk) 05:58, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Gentenaar~nlwiki (talk) (Wp/non)[edit]

I would like to become an administrator for the Old Norse test wiki, I started recently editing this test wiki and Ithink it's great to create a wiki in the Old Norse language. Taking some more responsibility for this nice initiative would be a great honour to me. The test project has now 33 pages. --Gentenaar~nlwiki (talk) 17:23, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not yet. Hi, Steve, and welcome to the Incubator. I see you're pretty experienced over at nlwiki, so you're not a "newbie" around here. And believe me, the last thing I want to do is discourage you here. So please! stay around and help contribute. But I'm afraid I'll have to give you a "not yet" on this, for a couple of reasons:
  • We never assign test-administrators until projects have fifty pages.
  • We'd like you around longer than two days before we hand you a mop. I'm sure you understand that.
So I'll urge you: Stay here and contribute for another month or so. Help get the project's page count over 50. Then come back here, ideally with the support of other contributors in your test community. At that point we can consider giving you this user right. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:06, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Mashoi7 (Wp/krl)[edit]

Hi, I'm requesting for test administrator rights for Karelian Wikipedia project. Mashoi7 (talk) 11:12, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Test and user eligible. On hold for comments until January 16. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:33, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Expires 2018-01-16. Thank you and good luck! StevenJ81 (talk) 20:42, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Ramesh Singh Bohara (Wp/dty)[edit]

I am active on this project and need Admin access. The test project has more than 100 pages. --Flag of Nepal.pngRamesh S.Bohara(✉✉) 11:10, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Test and user eligible, and user is an administrator on newiki. On hold for comment to 19 January. StevenJ81 (talk) 23:43, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 09:18, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

BanKris (Wy/hu)[edit]

Hi, I request for test administrator rights for the Hungarian Wikivoyage project. The project is growing now, and I need to correct things. I am the most active user on this project. --BanKris (talk) 18:31, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not yet. BanKris, we're very glad to have you here and contributing. Please keep up the good work.
That having been said, I know you're experienced around the Wikimedia projects. But your first edit here seems to have been just a couple of days ago, and the Wy/hu test project is only just about exactly 50 pages now, which is the minimum for a test-admin. So please keep contributing for another month or two and come back to us then. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:31, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I understand. And thank you for your answer. --BanKris (talk) 18:24, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for bot flags[edit]

Other requests[edit]

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