Incubator:Administrators

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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.

Test-administrators[edit]

Description
A test administrator is an active contributor to a test here on Incubator who was given rights to take care of that test.
Rights
  • 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.
Requirements
  • 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.

Administrators[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 translatewiki.net 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).

Bots[edit]

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]

mogoeilor (Wp/bqi and wp/lki )[edit]

hello dear friends my Test Adminship rights have been expired. please renew those my rights in the bqi and lki wiki Incubators if possible.Mogoeilor (talk) 17:20, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

User:昏君 (Wq/yue and Wt/yue)[edit]

Hello administrators. I would like to apply for test-wiki-adminships for Cantonese Wikiquote and Cantonese Wikitionary because Cantonese Wikiquote does not have a test admin now and it will be inconvenient to ask for the help of the admin every time there got vandals and spam pages and untranslated pages. I have joined wiki in 2013. I am a Cantonese Wikipedia rollbacker and autoreviewer and a Chinese Wikipedia patroller and rollbacker and I have created several pages in Cantonese Wikiquote and Wikitionary so I am not new to the Wikimedia Policies for sure. LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 08:52, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

And I am a native speaker of yue and one of the main contributors of Wt/yue currently and the main contributor of Wq/yue so please grant me the test wiki admin right. LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 15:10, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

I would like to add Wy/yue (Cantonese Wikivoyage) to the wiki projects where I can use my test wiki sysop rights in the future temply as Cantonese Wikivoyage has no test-sysop and there are tons of pages that is not written in Cantonese. LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 14:51, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 03:22, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Meno25 (Wy/ar)[edit]

I would like to request test wiki adminship for myself for 3 months in the Arabic Wikivoyage (Wy/ar) project space. Although that I don't have much edits here in the Incubator, yet I am very familiar with Wikimedia projects with 10 years editing experience and more than 380K edits (and over a million bot edits). The Wy/ar project has only one test wiki admin who is not very active. (No edits in the past month.) and I believe that an active admin should always be present to take care of the project (like deleting off-topic pages, editing tests. etc). I have experience with admin tools as I am an admin on English and Arabic Wikipedias both since 2007. --Meno25 (talk) 10:18, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

ُThanks Meno, and support --AFlorence (talk) 10:25, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Current requests for bot flags[edit]

GeekEdBot[edit]

Hello, I'm working on Algerian Arabic Wiktionary. I ask if I can get a bot flag for my bot User:GeekEdBot. Tasks:

  • Adding/removing categories
  • Adding/removing templates
  • Adding entries: All the dictionaries are either old and printed (can't be used to generate words) or have a bad quality, so I have to add the entries from a dictionary to an excel file (manually, ~200 words an hour), then I use CSVLoader to add them to Algerian Wiktionary.
  • Adding definitions, examples, inflection tables, and conjugation tables.
  • Correcting spelling of other users' entries (if any).

I know that actual users should be editing, I hope more users gets encouraged and starts editing in Wiktionary (there exist some volunteers, but they contributed to other websites or projects), but this is me writing the entries and not just a script collecting them from different sources.
As for an example of my edits, you can visit the Algerian Wiktionary. Note: At first I started editing in Latin script, since it is the script used in the dictionary, however, I stopped doing that and adopted Perso-Arabic letters (because they are the closest ones to handwritten Maghrebi and to the letters used in old dictionaries), but finally, I decided to use normal Arabic letters so people can find these entries on Google in the future.
Daily added entries won't be stable. Currently, I'm on summer vacation and I can normally spend 2 hours adding words. In the rest of the year, I think I will be active on weekends only. I hope that by that time, more users will start volunteering here.
By the way, is it considered "legal" to copy modules and templates from English Wiktionary? I wanted to do that, but I ended up designing my own templates (not as good as the English ones).
If I decide to start working on Algerian Wikipedia (maybe next summer), should I ask for another bot flag? Thank you so much. --GeekEmad (talk) 18:38, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

I don't think it's a good idea to start adding pages by bot while still in the incubation phase. It's better to do that when your domain is made. --OWTB (talk) 09:46, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
The pages that will be added will only be in Maghrebi Arabic (It constitues a dialectal continuum which includes Algerian Arabic). The bot is used to avoid repetitive tasks which take a lot of extra time (opening a new page, copying page style, copying words from the excel file that I made, adding categories, saving...), this, without talking about the long time that I need to collect words of Maghrebi Arabic dialects. This will make my work easier and will give me a lot of extra time to collect more words. I think that the logical reason behind not allowing bots for creating entries is to avoid Wiki projects which are based on simply copying from other projects. The case is different here, everything is collected and written manually, but submitting it is done using a bot to save time and effort. You have the full right to disable my bot account when I add a word from a language other than Maghrebi Arabic and Berber (even Classical Arabic words won't be added using this bot), with the exceptions of adding translation tables at the end of articles (the words might have red links, but the bot won't create any of the entries for foreign languages) and loanwords (the loanword in its actual Maghrebi pronunciation can be added using the bot, the original word in the source language will not be added using this bot, e.g. trisiti can be added using the bot, while électricité can be added only manually). --GeekEmad (talk) 19:23, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Other requests[edit]

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

Rachitrali (Wp/khw)[edit]

  • Dear sir, I was Translator in incubator and my translatorship rights alongwith my Test Adminship rights have been expired in February 2016, I have been granted only the Adminship but the Translatorship rights have not yet been renewed. I have translated from English to Khowar in incubator. please renew the same for translating in Khowar Language only if possible.--Raki 11:47, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 17:39, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much Mr@Ebe123: for granting translating rights for Khowar Language--Raki 03:57, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

User:昏君 (Wt/yue)[edit]

I would like to get importer's right as there are tons of pages that should belong to Cantonese Wiktionary in Cantonese Wikipedia. I would like to import them to the right place. LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 04:10, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Please give some examples. --MF-W {a, b} 03:23, 29 August 2016 (UTC)