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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:bachounda (Wp/arq)[edit]

Hello, I am requesting "test wiki administrator" rights for algerian wikipedia test project, i'm also founder of the algeria wikimedians user group.--mohammed bachounda --Bachounda (talk) 15:23, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay. It is now Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 23:36, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

User:Uğurkent (Wy/tr)[edit]

Hello. Some trial may need to delete pages. Good wikis. Uğurkent (talk) 17:05, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

User:Csisc (Wt/aeb)[edit]

I am asking to be the admin of the test wiki Wt/aeb. I am asking whether User:GeekEmad and User:E3 can be admins of the same test wiki.--Csisc (talk) 11:17, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

They can, but they need to make requests themselves. --MF-W {a, b} 16:47, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
However, I see now that Wt/aeb does not have 50 content pages yet. This is needed before there can be test-admins (see the policy above). --MF-W {a, b} 23:39, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
I am asking to be the admin of the test wiki Wp/aeb and Wt/aeb and I am asking if they can be changed into Wp/aeb-latn and Wt/aeb-latn. --Csisc (talk) 10:50, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
MF-W: I am asking if I can be a test admin for Wp/aeb. I am asking if you can activate Wp/aeb-latn and Wt/aeb-latn for me. --Csisc (talk) 11:02, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Wp/aeb does not yet have 50 content pages either. Aeb-latn is not a valid code for usage in Incubator, we only use the "direct" ISO 639-3 code. --MF-W {a, b} 16:10, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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)

User:Emiliano Leyva MX (Wp/crn) (Wp/hch)[edit]

Hello, I am requesting rights "wiki administrator test" for testing wikipedia project wixarika and Cora — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Emiliano Leyva MX (discussioncontribs) 01:05, 6 May 2015 (UTC).

Unfortunately, both wikis do not yet have 50 content pages. --MF-W {a, b} 16:11, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Koroğlu (Wp/azb)[edit]

hi, our test administrator: User:Amir a57 will be inactive in next two years and we need new test wiki administrator in the azbwiki. --Koroğlu (talk) 13:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

You are already a test-admin on that wiki. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 15:53, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

i am test admin of South Azerbaijani Wikivoyage and when i want to delete unuseful pages in South Azerbaijani wikipedia i see this message : Warning: you're about to delete a page outside of your test wiki.--Koroğlu (talk) 08:59, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Bonevarluri (Wp/lrc)[edit]

can I be a test admin of luri lrc and bqi wiki tests please help
so thanksBonevarluri (talk) 16:57, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 19:30, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

User:Mogoeilor (Wp/lrc)[edit]

my test admin time in luri lrc and bqi is expired please renew them!Mogoeilor (talk) 01:23, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
please help I need to thisMogoeilor (talk) 18:16, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 19:30, 8 June 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

Ibrahim khashrowdi (Wp/bgn)[edit]

Hello I want to become translator admin for Western Baluchi language.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 20:49, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 23:35, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Mr. MF-Warburg .--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 13:39, 14 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi, can I take my translator flag back while I'm active again please. Mjbmr Talk 16:29, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

MF-Warburg Mjbmr Talk 18:55, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Mogoeilor (Wp/lrc)[edit]

Hello I want to become translator admin for northern luri
so thanks.Mogoeilor (talk) 20:18, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

What do you want to do with it? --MF-W {a, b} 17:08, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

I want to do important edites as like as css and lua edites for luri wiki projects so thanks.Mogoeilor (talk) 17:15, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
please answer my request!!Mogoeilor (talk) 15:11, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
please answer my question please!!!!1Mogoeilor (talk) 17:55, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--I support this request!!!Bonevarluri (talk) 16:59, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 19:15, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

so thanks best wishesMogoeilor (talk) 01:26, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Requests for username changes[edit]

These requests are handled on Meta now.