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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:Imdadb (Wp/brh)[edit]

I think I can once again give some of my time to the above mentioned test-wiki. And, 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, --Imdadb (talk) 14:21, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 22:55, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! --Imdadb (talk) 23:13, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

User:sultanselim baloch (wp/bal,Wp/bgn,Wp/bgp,Wp/bcc)[edit]

Hello I would like to be test admin for Balochi language projects (wp/bal,Wp/bgn,Wp/bgp,Wp/bcc). -- sultanselim baloch ( talk )

20:59, 12 Nov 2015 (UTC)
I Symbol support vote.svg Support him for this acces.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 22:33, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg SupportIlyaskhorasani (talk) 03:05, 17 November 2015 (UTC)--

User:Mya2ru (Wn/orv}[edit]

Hello, I am requesting for Test wiki administrator rights for Old Russian Wikinews Project. flag done. Mya2ru (talk) 14:02, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

There are not yet 50 content pages. --MF-W {a, b} 22:58, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

User:Mashoi7 (Wp/olo,Wp/krl)[edit]

Hi, I'm requesting for test administrator rights for Karelian and Livvi-karelian Wikipedia project. Mashoi7 (talk) 05:51, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

User:1AnuraagPandey (Wp/awa)[edit]

I request for the test adminship for Awadhi Wikipedia Project .-Anuraag Pandey (Reply) 07:25, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

User:balochibot (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). -- balochibot ( talk )15:34, 25 November 2015 ()

This is your second edit. So why do you want to become an admin? --MF-W {a, b} 22:55, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

I am a baloch , balochi my mother language I am requesting for adminship please accept my request. -- balochibot ( talk )6:36, 27 November 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

Ibrahim khashrowdi[edit]

Hello I want to have the Importer rights, so kindly Grant me the Importers rights for the development of the balochi language projects, Thanks.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 21:25, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

What do you want to import? --MF-W {a, b} 14:04, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, MF-Warburg the first I want to import all articles of bgn and bcc to Balochi language wikipedia, I am Baloch and Balochi language is my native language , I can't see big difference between (bcc,bgp, bgn), because of I want to import all articles with page history in (bal) project, and import from other wiki in to balochi wiki, Thanks.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 16:38, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Wouldn't that be simply moving the pages instead of importing them? --OWTB (talk) 17:56, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Mr OWTB Your are right but see how much articles in both wiki projects (bgn - 4,862, bcc-765).--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 18:25, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
The import function won't do the trick in that case. I think you are in need of a bot. --OWTB (talk) 10:34, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, ok, I dont want it, Thanks a lot.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 11:51, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Requests for username changes[edit]

These requests are handled on Meta now.