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2010 and earlier


Suggested by Angela (thank you! :) ) I like this project and being involved in it, and we have currently developed a new test administrator position, so we need a bureaucrat to promote the people. I'm involved in things here for a long time, so I thought I'll try to apply for this position.... For the record: I've been working on creating rules with Dbmag9 (though he's the one with a more creative brain ;) ), I'm trying to fix the page prefixes here, categorize pages, import image licences... My plans are to move the Meta RfNL page onto here. Also, I'm an admin at Czech Wikipedia. My main userpage can be seen here.

Granted by Suisui.


I would like to become a crat, so I can help with allround busniss :) Abigor talk 19:33, 27 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Done --Mardetanha talk 19:35, 27 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]



See Special:Permalink/4607514 at the bottom of the page. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:24, 23 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Other requests


Ooswesthoesbes (import access)

We've - at least I've - got a little problem. For each single edit I make I have to save it twice. When I edit (even when I fix a little typo) I need to copy the whole page, save, press 'back', paste and save again, because when I save I get something of Wikimedia error. This is already the problem for 2 weeks and I really don't like it. To avoid this I have made many new pages on other wikis (of course without thinking clearly before I did it) It's about 100 pages, but (looking to the problems now) I would rather import them myself, so when this problem doesn't get fixed, I can still edit on another wiki and then import and also because many pages still need some additional fixes I can only perform on this wiki. Another problem is if I get this import access, on which account? Or Ooswesthoesbes or OwtbBot (does not have bot flag yet). I personally think OwtbBot then would be the best option because it won't effect Recentchanges heavily, but is it possible in Wikimedia to create a bot with import rights? Please let hear from you very soon. --Ooswesthoesbes 17:24, 24 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

  • Well, please clarify:
    • Where do you have the edit problems? Only here on Incubator or on other WMF wikis too?
    • Where have you created 100 pages?
    • What about creating a bugzilla request about this problem?
  • I think this problem can be solved somehow and you wouldn't need import rights then. Of course there can be bots which are importers. --MF-W {a, b} 15:23, 25 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    Here we go:
    • Only on the incubator.
    • Some kind of inactive wiki I have started up myself (thought it was wikia) The pages can't stand there for much time, because the wiki's language is Limburgish and it doesn't belong to the project there.
    • I don't know how bugzilla works :)
    At least these pages should be imported by someone to here. If this problem keeps going on, and it might be that I am the only one having these problems (?), there needs to be another solution then. --Ooswesthoesbes 16:47, 25 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    MediaWiki's Bugzilla is here. You just register and add a new bug (or maybe it is known yet). For now, please give a list of pages you want to be imported and someone will do it. --MF-W {a, b} 13:37, 26 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    I'm too stupid for Bugzilla :) I'm talking about these two categories. --Ooswesthoesbes 14:48, 26 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    I have imported those pages. About Bugzilla: Ask someone to create a bug for you (I can't, after this edit I am away for two weeks). --MF-W {a, b} 15:50, 26 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    Danke schön :) (thinking, German is easier than I thought, danke sjoean in li) Never mind, it's eh.. I'm getting used to it :) where ever you're going to, enjoy what you're doing :) --Ooswesthoesbes 16:09, 26 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]



I reqeust import premission so i can import all babel stuff. When i am done this right can be removed.

Cheers, Sterkebaktalk 18:33, 2 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

In my opinion we should not import them because I'm hoping the m:babel extension will be installed on WMF wikis. SPQRobin 19:31, 2 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
I can do it al by hand but with import it would be much faster. And there are a lot of babel stuff that is not here yet. And i still have my doubt that the extension will be used by wikimediaSterkebaktalk 19:44, 2 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Het gaat er nooits van komen. En 't is nag lillijk ook nag :S --Ooswesthoesbes 13:25, 3 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Inderdaad. Met de rechten die ik nu verzoek kan ik binnen een maand alle babeltalen op incubator hebben. Daarna kunnen de rechten gelijk weer worden verwijderd. Sterkebaktalk 13:54, 3 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
But would we have any use of it except some babel templates nobody uses? --MF-W {a, b} 15:47, 3 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Many user pages, like mine, have red holes in it. Also, they could be used at some point in the future. --Ooswesthoesbes 16:02, 3 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
We make here new wiki's. If we have a complete set of babel templates new wiki's that a born here could also use them. And import them when the get there own real wiki. If we import them all. We only need to keep them up to date. Sterkebaktalk 16:27, 3 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Who is "she"? But I think it is not needed to import them because also nobody needs the page history for babel templates. Furthermore it is no big problem to ask an admin (on IRC e.g.) to import a bable template if needed. --MF-W {a, b} 16:51, 3 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Than we don't do it. Fine by me. I just keep doing maintence. :-) Sterkebaktalk 16:56, 3 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]


  • Since the Masry wikipedia website started the users can not move pages and also because I do not have administrator tools there as I was on the incubator I can not delet any page added that is not encyclopedic like this one , I will be grateful for your help in this matter. Ghaly 03:54, 27 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Temporary adminship was granted by stewards after request on Meta. --MF-W {a, b} 13:10, 29 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]



I would like to ask my dear Incubator friends to grant me the importer flag, this will mean I can help people with everything on Incubator. And when I see the number of projects that have a change to be closed and be importert to Incubator it will be a good thing if I could help. Abigor talk 09:17, 21 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Note: Access has been granted per SPQRobin's request at m:Steward requests/Permissions. --Erwin 18:08, 22 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Per abigor i think i will need it , Thanks --Mardetanha talk 17:49, 22 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Note: Access has been granted per SPQRobin's request at m:Steward requests/Permissions. --Erwin 18:08, 22 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Silvicola (importer)

I want to become importer for individual lemmas from the German Wikipedia for translation to the benefit of the East Franconian Wikipedia. -- Silvicola 18:29, 1 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • I would rather see a copy-paste, I think it wouldn't be a good thing to give importer right for just a few pages, you could make a list and I will import them for you. Abigor talk 12:09, 2 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
    (hmhm, what do we always tell those who got a new subdomain? DON'T COPY DON'T COPY!) Silvicola has already asked me when there were pages to import; and when I proposed him to become test-admin, he asked whether he could also become an importer. Unfortunately I once opposed a request giving nearly the same reason... (so you can be sure that I will not decide on this request). --MF-W {a, b} 15:11, 2 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
    I definitely don't want to copy & paste foreign pages, having once seen the mess such «short cuts» may entail in the end. And I just want to lessen the workload for others. But if you don't mind being addressed my import wishes, so what. -- Silvicola 15:41, 2 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
    When you leave a list on my talkpage with the pages you want imported I will make sure I import them for you within 24 hours :) Abigor talk 19:20, 2 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
    Fine. -- Silvicola 23:01, 2 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Ooswesthoesbes [importer 2]

I'd like to have import acces in order to import pages from li.wiki and probably also li.ws. Also see: [1]. --OWTB 07:40, 18 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Well, as you're a sysop, I guess m:RFP#Miscellaneous_requests is awaiting your request with a link to #Importers! --MF-W {a, b} 23:49, 18 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Rights granted. --Erwin 17:51, 23 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you :) --OWTB 17:56, 23 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Olsi Hysa (translator)

I'd like to translate from English (EN) to Albanian (SQ). Olsi Hysa (diskuto) 16:37, 23 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Done SPQRobin 17:41, 23 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Requests for permissions to start Odia (Oriya) Wiktionary

Hi, I am interested to start working for the Wiktionary Odia (Oriya), please give me permission to start the site again. --Psubhashish 12:46, 1 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

As the http://or.wiktionary.org site was closed, please go to Wt/or to work on a test project in order to reactivate the Oriya Wiktionary. --MF-W {a, b} 19:39, 3 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Today, I have started working on it, & also i request Subhashish to work with me on a test project in order to reactivate the Oriya Wiktionary. Odisha1 18:35, 1 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Hydriz (importer)

Hi, I would like to request for importer rights so that I can help in finishing the undone work involved in m:Proposals for closing projects/Archive. I am an administrator on Strategic Planning, Autopatroller and rollbacker on both Simple English Wikipedia and Simple English Wiktionary. I hope you can fulfill my request as soon as possible so that I can start work immediately. Thanks! Hydriz 05:01, 17 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

importer rights may be granted by a steward according to the policy. --MF-W {a, b} 16:56, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done. PeterSymonds 19:43, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

TeleComNasSprVen (importer)

I'm going to request importer rights at Meta because I want to work as part of the Coordination for importing closed projects and am noting it here for future reference (this was also discussed at User_talk:MF-Warburg#Import_rights). Please let me know if you have any further objections. (Sorry for all the hasty comments, I've been busy in real-life and haven't had the time to come back to the wiki to respond.) :) TeleComNasSprVen 22:58, 5 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I do have a serious objection. Import rights should be granted only to long(er) time experienced administrators, who are aware of local policies, habits and overall principles of the Incubator. I've seen lots of your impetuous actions recently, including way so messy import of unnecessary things which cluttered Incubator and caused lots of maintenance work to admins/maintainers as well as confusions and work to regular test wiki users. Import is way so complex feature and can create lot of troubles if not used properly. By your actions I've seen here so far and by reading of your talk page on enwiki I realize you are very hot-headed and we can not afford to risk it.
Danny B. 09:02, 6 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with Danny B. about your recent actions. Your adminship passed due to the fact that there was no other comments, not because you have lots of supporters. Therefore I suggest that you should stop importing as it may continue to disrupt the usual happenings of the Wikimedia Incubator. This is not a warning to you, but just a small note. Hydriz 12:16, 6 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Agree with Danny B. and Hydriz. Please use your sysop rights to do the maintenance you suggested. Thanks, SPQRobin 12:58, 6 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Jasy jatere (translator)

I request the right to translate the wiktionary interface to Sri Lanka Malay (sci). I have written my PhD on that language and ant the community to collect data. My translations will be checked by community members Jasy jatere 10:45, 1 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done. You might want to become active at translatewiki: too in order to translate the standard MediaWiki messages. --MF-W {a, b} 16:28, 2 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Vibhijain (translator)

I would like to request translator rights so I can translate Incubator messages to Sanskrit, and can also help with Hindi. I am a Sysop on sanskrit and pali wikipedia; Autopatrolled, Reviewer and Rollbacker on hindi wikipedia; Rollbacker and Patroller on Commons; Rollbacker on simple wiki and wikt and auto-patrolled on meta. I have been active on translatewiki also as a translator. Vibhijain 13:36, 8 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done Please only translate messages that are specific for the Wikimedia Incubator and leave the other messages to translate on TranslateWiki. Thanks and welcome! --Hydriz 14:31, 8 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Xbspiro (translator)

I hereby request translator rights, so I could translate the missing messages into Hungarian. - Xbspiro 12:13, 18 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done --MF-W {a, b} 12:35, 18 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Mjbmr (translator)

I request translator rights, i want to translate messages to Persian. Thank you. Mjbmr Talk 07:04, 20 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

done --MF-W {a, b} 16:28, 21 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]


I request the right to translate the wikipedia interface to Tunisian Arabic (aeb). My translations will be checked by community members --Csisc 19:06, 31 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]


I would like to request translator rights, i want to translate messages to Italian, Tarantino and Emilian. Thank you. --Reder 23:36, 16 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Ebe123 [import]

I would like import access so I may move closed wikis here. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 15:01, 31 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

You already have something to import? I thought we are up to date with closed wiki's? I did 3 last month. Huib talkAbigor @ meta 11:29, 1 September 2011 (UTC)[reply]
No Wb/ast is not moved here. I prepared it though. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 12:13, 1 September 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Sure, Done SPQRobin 19:22, 3 September 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Xbspiro (talk | contribs) (importer)

I hereby request importer rights. Importing the categories, portals and a few community pages of Hungarian Wikinews is on my agenda. - Xbspiro 23:06, 3 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

So Wn/hu has not been imported completely yet? --MF-W {a, b} 23:01, 4 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
The main namespace and the templates have been imported so far. I do not need the rights, if someone will import the missing ones. - Xbspiro 08:53, 6 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
(Sorry for the little late answer, you see how popular this task is...) If you are familiar with how to do this (add prefixes before importing etc.), please say so and you'll get the rights. If not, I'll import the missing pages. --MF-W {a, b} 13:43, 11 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I have read I:Importing and, for playing on the safe side, I would import a single page for the first time I try. On the other hand, I have never ever had this kind of a right before. And, even if I would get these rights, there would be tasks which I could not accomplish myself, for example the merging of various community pages of wn/hu while keeping the history of the pages. (There was a community consensus about this issue. According to the Admin's Guide, administrators can do this kind of a stuff.) And do not worry about the late answer, I am not in hurry myself, as you can see. - Xbspiro 11:16, 18 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Alternatively, I could edit the XML file and hand it over to you, so the file would be double checked before being uploaded. - Xbspiro 11:19, 18 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, what about this solution: You create and edit the XML file excluding any pages that need to be merged. You then send it to me for checking it, and then you or I can upload it. Also, you can make a list of the community pages which should be merged, and give it to me, which I will then import/merge (indeed only sysops can do it, maybe test-sysops too) --MF-W {a, b} 01:20, 19 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Fine, I will do the work with the file, you the upload. I do not need the rights. - Xbspiro 14:45, 2 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Przemub (talk | contribs) (importer)

I would like for request for importer rights, because I want to import large amounts of different types of pages to Lower Silesian Wikipedia and Silesian Wiktionary, ie mainly it will be technical templates from Polish and Silesian Wikipedias and help pages from German and Silesian Wikipedias. I requesting for this rights because I don't want every time must submit requests for import and prepare lists of pages for import, and awaiting for import (I'll be able to immediately adapt imported pages to the project and apply them in the articles of project). Regards, Przemub 16:49, 5 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

How many pages do you expect that to be? By the way, you can already request imports by sysops. --MF-W {a, b} 21:42, 6 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
A lot. Infoboxes and navboxes templates. Lexical templates for Silesian Wiktionary. Help pages from Silesian Wikipedia. Przemub 14:23, 8 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Can I now get rights? Przemub 09:24, 11 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Do you know how to import with adding prefixes? (some related info here) It's important that the prefixes are added and there can easily go something wrong. SPQRobin 15:57, 11 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy (talk | contribs) [translator]

Hi, I request for translator right. I am an translator on translatewiki, as well as sysop on Vietnamese Wikipedia. Thank you. --minhhuy*= 04:58, 24 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

ok --MF-W {a, b} 17:50, 24 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Cekli829 (talk | contribs) [translator]

Hi, I request for translator right. I am an translator on translatewiki, as well as sysop on Azerbaijani Wikipedia and Azerbaijani Wikiquote. Thank you for your consideration! --Cekli829 09:09, 8 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks! Çox təşəkkür edirəm! --Cekli829 10:05, 9 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Kaganer (talk | contribs) [translator]

Hi, I request for translator right. I am an translator on translatewiki and Meta-wiki, as well as sysop on MediaWiki.org. Thank you. --Kaganer 10:33, 20 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Done Thank you for your help --MF-W {a, b} 11:36, 20 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks;) --Kaganer 11:37, 20 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting Importers flag for User:Avicennasis

I would like to request importer rights for my work in Wt/Sco. Thanks. -Avicennasis talk? 00:55, 3 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]

  • I would be importing pages from User:Avicennasis/sandbox. I have experience with Special:Import as an admin on the Scots Wikipedia. I'm requesting this solely to get these pages imported from EnWt; I just didn't want to badger anyone with this task since it's something I can easily do myself. (If, however, it's not commonplace to hand this right out, and someone is able to complete these imports for me with little hassle, I will withdraw this request.) -Avicennasis talk? 06:30, 4 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Somehow that list seems known to me ;) I think it is a very appropriate use of the importer status to faciliate such large-scale requests; (also because the pages will need to be adapted after importing, and I think it it would be good if that happens quite soon after their import - in that sense that you would be able to import the pages when you want to work on them).
  • One remark about the technical aspects: Keep in mind that, unlike sysop, the importer status also gives you the possibility to import by upload of XML files generated via Special:Export. While we have set en.wikt as an import source for the normal import form, I'd recommend that you use the importupload function, which makes it easier to import several pages at once (like : all pages from one category), and also makes it possible to already add prefixes to the page titles, so that moving them to the correct name after the import won't be necessary. --MF-W {a, b} 16:17, 4 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
You may always ask an importer, but here is the importer group (temporary). I'll remove it when you're done. Don't forget to renew your test-administratorship, which will expire on the 15th. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 15:01, 4 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! -Avicennasis talk? 05:07, 5 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Vogone [import]

I'd like to help importing closed wikis and have an access to Special:Import. Hence, I ask for assigning me to the import user group. Regards, --Vogone (talk) 17:20, 27 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Not done --MF-W {a, b} 10:29, 30 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Ebrahimi-amir [import]

I'm test admistator for Wp/azb, and i want import articles from this category (more than 12.000 articles) to Wp/azb. Thanks--Ebrahimi-amir (talk) 17:48, 4 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Support.--E THP (talk) 18:14, 4 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Support.--Amir a57 (talk) 18:23, 4 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Support.--Elmaxtar (talk) 06:49, 6 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, before such a large-scale action can be approved, it needs to be ensured that the Wp/azb is verified as eligible by the Langcom (see the request on Meta), in order to make sure that it is indeed a project that is acceptable as a new Wikipedia language version. If Langcom will verify it as eligible, it is possible that the articles from category Ərəb əlifbalı məqalələr can simply be imported to a new azb.wikipedia.org subdomain. --MF-W {a, b} 20:23, 4 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your attention. I wrote about Localisation Wp/azb in here. What also needs to be done for it? Thanks.--Ebrahimi-amir (talk) 04:46, 5 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Please see there for an answer. --MF-W {a, b} 12:33, 6 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Arjanizary [translator]

We translated at translatewiki.net about 22% of the all contents. Nowadays the South Azerbaijani's new contributors are joining incubator, and some of them are new at Wikimedia and some of them new at incubator. So we want to translate them to azb. I have done many translation at translatewiki.net and some at incubator but I don't know that I have the right or not? I'll apreciate you if you grant me that right. I'm also active at azb test wiki and test-admin at it. Regards. --Arjanizary (talk) 20:15, 17 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

I suppose that you want to translate this and that group of messages. --MF-W {a, b} 21:57, 19 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. And beside they, I want to translate welcome text (and may some incubator-related articles) to South Azerbaijani. By the way, I want to translate to Arabic, too. RX --Arjanizary (talk) 08:09, 21 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Template:Welcome-translate gives information about translating the welcome message; Special:Translate gives an overview over translatable Incubator pages. --MF-W {a, b} 21:54, 21 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I translated the Welcome Page to azb but the errors are so much! Could you help me? I translated the whole page without changing anything of the template page.--Arjanizary (talk) 09:50, 22 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I moved it to Template:Welcome/azb, now it works. Exceptionally, this page belongs to Incubator in general and not to the test-project of Wp/azb, that's why it does not need to have the prefix. --MF-W {a, b} 15:02, 22 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks a lot. And two more questions. One about that azb is rtl, so how can change the welcome template? Second is that, how can I translate the first sentence Welcome to Wikimedia Incubator!? There is no option or sth else that I can translate or change to azb. --Arjanizary (talk) 03:38, 23 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
The sentence "Welcome to Wikimedia Incubator" can be translated through the welcome= parameter, as you found out already. For rtl writing, there is also a parameter [2]. --MF-W {a, b} 19:13, 23 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I'll add two more rtl templates. One for welcome text. One for the text. See[3]. BTW, how can I add South Azerbaijani(local:تورکجه) to other languages bar? --Arjanizary (talk) 22:12, 23 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]



Hi!. My request is to get translation's adminship. I are translation admin at the Meta-Wiki, Wikidata and MediaWiki.org. I also translator into Russian language. --Kaganer (talk) 12:26, 27 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Byfserag (translator)

I would like to request translator rights, I want to translate messages to Chinese. Thank you.--Byfserag (talk) 06:55, 18 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Please see [4] and [5] on translatewiki. --MF-W {a, b} 12:27, 18 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Byfserag (translator)

I want to help translate Template:Test wiki.--Byfserag (talk) 10:18, 12 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

A translator flag will not help with translating a template except for this template. The template you want translated is fully protected. To translate, copy the code from Template:Test wiki/core and Template:Test wiki and translate them at Template:Test wiki/(language code). As the template uses some MW messages, I'll grant you the flag. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 14:16, 12 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Gabrielchihonglee (translator)

For the record. [6] --MF-W {a, b} 19:16, 6 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Seem already done long ago by Ebe123 (14:13, 6 October 2013 Ebe123 (Talk | contribs) changed group membership for User:Gabrielchihonglee from (none) to translator (request to edit js/css)) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 11:30, 13 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Of course, that's what my diff shows. --MF-W {a, b} 13:56, 13 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Xiaomingyan (translator)

I'd like to help editing MediaWiki:Wy/zh/Gadget-ListingEditor.js. --Xiaomingyan (talk) 13:05, 18 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Seriously, IMO there's already too many: me, Byfserag, and Gabrielchihonglee. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 13:39, 18 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Is that an objection? 对不起, 我 不 说 中文 好。Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 17:25, 18 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
It is my opinion that even if there are many contributors, if another competant contributor may ask for the right. It's no big hassle to grant the right. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 02:58, 19 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I think I have the basic knowledge of editing Mediawiki space pages, as I'm a translator on translatewiki.net, and I would use the right carefully. By the way, I can help other projects with it, not only Wy/zh.--Xiaomingyan (talk) 08:57, 19 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
完成 Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 17:06, 21 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! --Xiaomingyan (talk) 13:40, 24 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Southparkfan (translator)

I want to translate some things in the MediaWiki namespace here. I am an experienced translator, and active in translating the MediaWiki software. If someone has questions: ask them. :) Regards, Southparkfan (talk) 23:16, 21 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]

To Dutch? Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 03:07, 22 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Klaar (Note: My knowledge of Dutch is at 0. Thanks Wiktionary for the translation) Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 03:10, 22 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Hkjacksonhk (translator)

I want to edit some things in the MediaWiki namespace in the Chinese Wikivoyage so I apply it. You can contact me anytime if you have any question, have a nice day.--‥HkjacksonhkJC.hk07:50, 7 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

@Hkjacksonhk Comment: 1. please don't add google+ links; 2. zh.voy will have its own site soon, and this right will not last long; 3. do we need so many translators (as we have the most translators in the whole incubator)? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:01, 7 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Any more opinions from zh.wy about this? --MF-W {a, b} 23:10, 11 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Cekli829 (talk | contribs)

Hi, I request for translator right. (I've translator in before.) I am an translator on translatewiki, as well as sysop on Azerbaijani Wikipedia and Azerbaijani Wikiquote. Thank you for your consideration! --Cekli829 (talk) 12:11, 22 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

What is there that you want to translate? --MF-W {a, b} 11:29, 23 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
For example, Incubator:About and Help:FAQ and etc. --Cekli829 (talk) 12:46, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
For these you do not need translator rights; any user can translate them. --MF-W {a, b} 16:40, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I've translator in before. Why not now? --Cekli829 (talk) 19:28, 26 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Because you seem to have no need for it now. --MF-W {a, b} 22:40, 26 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
What is this? Incubator:Translation project. Do you need to ask for the translation administrator? --Cekli829 (talk) 12:22, 28 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Return when you find something to translate. Last time you also didn't explain why do you need the rights. And what did you translate then?--Midnight Gambler (talk) 13:35, 28 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Not done. --MF-W {a, b} 23:27, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Gabrielchihonglee (translator, wy/yue)

I must have to have this right to edit pages in MediaWiki namespace to fix the showing errors in Wy/yue/頭版. I am sysop on wy/zh already, please trust me. Please grant this right to me as soon a possible, thanks! --Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 13:35, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Which errors exactly do you mean? --MF-W {a, b} 23:27, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
MF-Warburg, see this the div class need to be edited in commons.css.--Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 02:16, 4 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
It's best to propose the change on MediaWiki talk:Common.css, since common.css affects the whole Incubator. Then we can easily discuss the merits of adding this div class. --MF-W {a, b} 23:10, 4 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
MF-Warburg,no, I mean MediaWiki:Wy/yue/Vector.css, not MediaWiki:Vector.css. I have to copy MediaWiki:Wy/zh/Vector.css to MediaWiki:Wy/yue/Vector.css--Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 14:56, 6 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Please then describe why this is necessary. One could also consider whether some css stuff which seems to be very important to Wikivoyage can be put in the normal css files. --MF-W {a, b} 23:01, 6 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

What I have to do is to copy MediaWiki:Wy/zh/Vector.css to MediaWiki:Wy/yue/Vector.css--Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 00:59, 7 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

User:Ebe123, please change Wy_zh_首页 to Wy_yue_首页 --Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 05:12, 8 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I have done this btw. --MF-W {a, b} 17:51, 8 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for translation adminship/WikiBronze

Translation student and experienced translator. Translator on TranslateWiki (joined recently), patroller on Turkish Wikipedia, translation administrator (granted recently) on Commons and Meta-Wiki. Requesting translation adminship to mark the pages on Incubator that need translation and also administer the translation requests relating to Wikimedia Turkey. I am also planning to launch an expedition with the translators of Turkish Wikipedia Community to deal with over 25.000 messages (as in translation message groups) on various wiki projects that is waiting either to be translated or updated, and one of these projects is Incubator. Therefore, being a translation administrator would make my life considerably easier. I have thoroughly read and understood[*] the following list of documents concerning the translation, translation extension and translation administratorship. I have used the extension before and I know how it functions. --WikiBronze [T] 13:58, 30 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Read & Understood:

I don't think Incubator has anything related to Wikimedia Turkey. --Glaisher (talk) 16:08, 30 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think so either. --MF-W {a, b} 18:30, 30 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Hello! Sorry for late reply. I have seen your comments before and took them as personal opinions of the community individuals but I decided to wait for an Administrator to make a judgement on my request and on these comments before I respond, only to realize that Warburg infact, is one. However, I thought an Administrator would be more broad on his comment and rather guiding. Was I supposed to take your opinion as a decision? Because I didn't. I was still waiting for a more "addressing" response. Because Wikimedia Turkey was not the only reason I have indicated as to why I am requesting TA rights. It is just one of them. With this being said, I am asking you to kindly reconsider my request and tell me if you see any reason as to why should I not have the TA rights and get other administrators' or/and users' opinion, if necessary. Thank you! --WikiBronze [T] 00:08, 3 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. You request translation adminship:
1. "to mark the pages on Incubator that need translation" - I have no idea which pages you want to mark for translation and why you don't simply ask on I:AN that a page be marked for translation when you find one that needs to be marked in your opinion.
2. [to] "administer the translation requests relating to Wikimedia Turkey" - we don't have pages related to Wikimedia Turkey, as mentioned above.
3. because you plan to translate pages on several wikis together with other users, which is of course a laudable plan. However I don't know how translation adminship will make that easier, because it's not needed for translating. --MF-W {a, b} 02:11, 3 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
If he's willing to help, I think we should let him. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:09, 4 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Warburg for your elaborated response. I will be constantly translating message groups and while doing so, it would make it easier for me to have TA flag if I come across any page missing TA tag or waiting to be marked. This could be a page updated after the TA mark or simply a page after a small change. I would prefer to deal with it myself rather than looking around for a TA every single time. If it is a matter of being a trusted user; I know that I am new on Incubator but you can still check my contributions on other projects through my global log. As PiRSquared17 stated, I am willing to help. --WikiBronze [T] 03:57, 4 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, but that's not how we work. The current translation admins are quite quick to handle it if pages need to be marked for translation again. Also we have been historically cautious when setting up pages for translation; not all pages in the project namespace need to be translated. I still don't get why you don't start translating at first. Also I just checked your log actions on Meta, Commons and Outreach and did not spot a single translation admin action. --MF-W {a, b} 00:33, 5 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Warburg! Long story short; you don't want/need another TA,-which would have made it a lot easier for everyone if you have made this remark at the very beginning. I understand your point on how you handle it here and thus, I am withdrawing my request. However, for the record, I would like to clarify two points regarding to my TA activities on the said projects and translation process; although, there have been SOME (not none, some-I don't know how you have checked it and could not spot a SINGLE action: Outreach, Commons) TA actions done by me, as I have stated above in my first post, I have been granted TA rights on those projects very recently, and lately, I have been working on other sort of arrangements relating to my mass translation project. Everyone's priorities on dealing with things are different as you can see. Now, this is how I work! Anyhow, thank you for your time. You may conclude this RfTA. --WikiBronze [T] 02:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Well ok, but of course that does not mean you can't become a translation admin in the future if you have been more active on Incubator.
Sorry, I should have been more clear in my wording, I had seen the actions on outreach, but didn't include them as they were not marking a page for translation, but removing it from translation (though certainly both are T-A actions). --MF-W {a, b} 14:00, 5 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Not done - request withdrawn. --MF-W {a, b} 14:00, 5 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Cedric_tsan_cantonais (Wt/yue)

Before the Cantonese Wiktionary started incubating, actives users created lots of articles that are better suited for Wiktionary but are currently stored in Cantonese Wikipedia. Therefore, I'd like to apply for the right of Importer so I can move those articles from Cantonese Wikipedia to Cantonese Wiktionary more-conviniently. Thank you. 【粵語文學大使殘陽孤侠粵維辭典起錨! 21:14, 25 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Please edit the XML files before importing to add prefixes; or at least use the option to import with a "destination root page". --MF-W {a, b} 09:01, 30 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Zerabat (Wy/ja)

I want to contribute to this incubator project importing most important wikivoyage templates and modules from ENVOYAGE and do administrative tasks, because that I request importer permission. Thanks. --Zerabat (talk) 15:45, 4 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

But you don't seem to speak Japanese? --MF-W {a, b} 20:02, 8 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Biplab Anand (import)

I am requesting importing rights because i am active contributor in incubator, mostly i edit doteli and awadhi project now. certainly some project are near about finalize and they need to import.Having importer tool would allow me to do work more effectively.बिप्लब आनन्द (वार्ता कएल जाउ) 13:22, 12 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Please explain what exactly you want to import to which places. --MF-W {a, b} 01:09, 13 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I will coordinates to importing pages from incubator to new wikis as well work on some Mediawiki Files.. Thanks बिप्लब आनन्द (वार्ता कएल जाउ) 07:08, 13 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunately, you can do neither of this with the requested right. --MF-W {a, b} 23:20, 13 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]


UsmanKhanShah (Wy/ur)

I am test-admin but I also need the Importer rights, So kindly Grant me the Importers rights so that I can more help in the development of the Wy/ur project.--UsmanKhanShah (talk) 16:58, 29 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hi & sorry for the delay. What exactly do you plan to import, please? --MF-W {a, b} 00:02, 7 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Koroğlu (Wp/azb)

I want to become Translator. --Koroğlu (talk) 07:54, 17 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Please give some examples of messages you will translate. --MF-W {a, b} 02:21, 20 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
For example I Want To Create One message Like THIS For Azb Wiki. --Koroğlu (talk) 08:37, 20 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
what is your answer? we need one translate in the azb wiki. please give that right to me or creat what we need yourself!--Koroğlu (talk) 08:03, 31 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Done. --MF-W {a, b} 20:24, 3 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Ibrahim khashrowdi (Wp/bgn)

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

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


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

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

Mogoeilor (Wp/lrc)

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

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

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)[reply]
please answer my request!!Mogoeilor (talk) 15:11, 6 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]
please answer my question please!!!!1Mogoeilor (talk) 17:55, 13 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Done Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 19:15, 30 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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

Ibrahim khashrowdi

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)[reply]

What do you want to import? --MF-W {a, b} 14:04, 16 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
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)[reply]
Wouldn't that be simply moving the pages instead of importing them? --OWTB (talk) 17:56, 16 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Mr OWTB Your are right but see how much articles in both wiki projects (bgn - 7,427, bcc-1,159).--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 18:25, 16 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
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)[reply]
Ok, ok, I dont want it, Thanks a lot.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 11:51, 18 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Not done Candidate has withdrawn. --Hydriz (talk) 13:45, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Requesting TA flag to help with TA's maintenance in this wiki. Familiar with rules and can mark pages for translation as well as keep pages which are already in translation up-to-date. --Ochilov (talk) 10:32, 27 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

For example, which pages? --MF-W {a, b} 13:53, 27 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
MF-W, watching for pages, listed here, and if there are any changes, marking them appropriately for translation. --Ochilov (talk) 10:51, 28 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I am not sure if this is a good reason for getting that flag. There aren't many pages that are to be marked for translation, only 1 or 2 occasionally. --Hydriz (talk) 13:48, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, if you are sure that you you can watch yourself, I am withdrawing :) --Ochilov (talk) 17:03, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Not done Withdrawn. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 05:00, 5 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Rachitrali (Wp/khw)

  • 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)[reply]
  • Done Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 17:39, 17 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much Mr@Ebe123: for granting translating rights for Khowar Language--Raki 03:57, 18 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]

User:昏君 (Wt/yue)

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)[reply]

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

Not done as there was no response. --MF-W {a, b} 00:10, 6 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Samuele2002 (translation administrator)

Hi, I request "translation admin" permissions. I am translation admin on Meta Wikispecies Wikidata adn test.wikipedia and I have preparing various page on Wikidata for the translation. I know how to prepare a page for translation. --Samuele2002 (talk) 00:10, 25 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

As the number of translatable pages here is very low and they are usually up-to-date (i.e. marked for translation in the current version), I don't see a need for that. Especially not since you only edited Incubator on four days at all (2 of them today and yesterday). --MF-W {a, b} 18:09, 25 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Samuele2002 (translation administrator)(2)

Hi, I request "translation admin" permissions. I am translation admin on Meta Wikispecies Wikidata Wikimania2017 and test.wikipedia and I have preparing various page on Incubator for the translation (this this [7]). I know how to prepare a page for translation. Thanks and regards --Samuele2002 (talk) 18:44, 18 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Not done We appreciate your willingness to volunteer. But the admins here can handle any translation admin work necessary here. Note: you received the same answer one month ago. Please do not ask again for at least another six months. StevenJ81 (talk) 03:39, 19 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Ok Sorry. --Samuele2002 (talk) 17:13, 19 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Pamputt (Importer for Wt/ary)

I would like to get importer right on Wt/ary. I am active on the French Wiktionary and people from Wt/ary asked me some help to import some module and template from fr.wikt to Wt/ary. I cannot do it for now (if I want to keep the history). Could you give me the "Importer" right? Pamputt (talk) 14:32, 20 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. First, I take it what you really need is Transwiki importer, right?
Second, how much transwiki importing have you done previously?
Third, right now Wiktionnaire is not one of our defined import wikis. English Wiktionary is, if the corresponding infrastructure is equally useful to you. Otherwise, we'd need to put in a Phabricator request (I think) in order to connect French Wiktionary here. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:51, 20 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Actually, you are right, what I need is "Transwiki importer".
I have already imported several pages from fr.wikipedia to fr.wiktionary mainly. I would say 10 pages or maybe more.
Finally, I am not sure to understand why it is not possible to import from fr.wiktionary yet but I will open a Phabricator ticket to do so. I will give the number here once it will be done. Pamputt (talk) 15:43, 20 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Don't do that just yet. Waiting for MF-Warburg or OWTB: Do you want to do the importing?
Also: Are you familiar with the prefix system here? (See I:PREFIX.)
StevenJ81 (talk) 17:24, 20 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
How many pages do you expect to import in total? If not too many, I can do that. --MF-W {a, b} 20:34, 20 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg: It is not clear how many pages exactly I want to import. At least I would like to import wikt:fr:Module:section and wikt:fr:Module:section langue but there are probably some other pages that are required by these two modules. And I could need to import other stuff later. So I think it could be useful that I get this "transwiki importer" right. StevenJ81, thanks for the link to I:PREFIX; I was not aware of it. I will read it carefully before any import if I get the right one day. Pamputt (talk) 22:40, 20 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not a fan of copying such templates from the bigger wiki's as they tend to be way too complicated with way too many subtemplates (which cause 99% of the infoboxes here to be broken). I prefer you look for a way to simplify and create your own templates. However, if you really want to have these specific templates, I think granting you temporary transwiki import rights would be the best option. --OWTB (talk) 10:45, 21 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
That is true, they always need a rat-tail of other templates and modules to be imported as well. That's why I would offer to do it. I am equally fine with Pamputt doing it himself (we can always help him to get everything he needs), however if he gets a right, it should be import, not transwiki-import, because frwiktionary is not a defined import source and editing the XML files is the best way to add prefixes (another horrifiying factor causing imported modules to fail). --MF-W {a, b} 11:08, 21 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Better importer, or go to phabricator and have frwiktionary added to designated sources? StevenJ81 (talk) 19:58, 21 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I am not sure I got what you mean in your last message StevenJ81. Anyway, I created T190445 on Phabricator. Please, do not hesitate to complete the report if something is missing. Pamputt (talk) 19:52, 22 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I'm fine with that if the others are. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:56, 22 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Is there any news for getting this right or do we wait until this is done on Phabricator? Pamputt (talk) 18:26, 1 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
The bug is now resolved. I gave you the importer right (as we bureaucrats can actually only manage that one, not transwiki-importer. But that doesn't matter. Should you want to try to import pages en masse using the XML upload function, please ask me or OWTB first to avoid any catastrophes ;) ). --MF-W {a, b} 14:02, 2 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks User:MF-Warburg I started to import pages one by one. Please check I am doing it right before I continue. Pamputt (talk) 14:13, 2 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
The most important part is that they are prefixed, which looks like that's the case. As I'm not familiar with modules, I cannot judge the rest :) --OWTB (talk) 14:19, 2 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Xaosflux for translation administrator access (for Linter cleanup project)

xaosflux (talk | contribs) (global accounts)

Jusjih (importer) (Wq/mul)

I would like to become an importer to import some sortable tables from Chinese Wikiquote to multilingualize them. I asked someone to import on my behalf with no answer. [8] Already an administrator on 13 wikis, importer on 6 wikis, and transwiki importer on 1 wiki, I am very experienced.--Jusjih (talk) 00:53, 14 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

I - personally - highly doubt it pays off to put this much of an effort in this project. After all, it is rejected and changes are there that it will be deleted eventually. --OWTB (talk) 08:55, 14 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
There's the possibility that this turns into the Structured Wikiquote project. I warned Jusjih here not to make this too big. But if Jusjih—who is a former steward—wants to do some importing to make a proper demonstration test, I'm ok with that.
Jusjih, can you handle importing by .XML file—remembering that prefixes need to be added to the file before you import? Or should OWTB help you with this? Or should we submit a phabricator to make Chinese Wikiquote an import source here, so that you can do transwiki import? StevenJ81 (talk) 13:38, 14 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@Ooswesthoesbes:: The rejection of my test on Meta is without prejudice due to low participation now. @StevenJ81:: Yes, I can handle importing by .XML file as I did it earlier as an importer elsewhere. [9] Unfortunately, Structured Wikiquote is going nowhere with broken demo, so I keep trying my test here. I would like to import just those with sortable tables from Chinese Wikiquote, not the whole wiki. Thanks for acknowledging me as a former steward.--Jusjih (talk) 00:43, 15 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, as long as they are imported directly with prefixes, I'm okay with it :) --OWTB (talk) 09:39, 15 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
If all the pages are like those at Incubator:Import_requests#wq/mul, there is no need to import, as described there. --MF-W {a, b} 12:54, 15 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Not always. Someone else, not me, started q:zh:黃偉哲 and q:zh:姚人多 (two Taiwanese), so simply copying and pasting is not the best.--Jusjih (talk) 17:45, 15 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@Jusjih: Was this ever resolved? StevenJ81 (talk) 13:39, 5 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Not yet. I have asked at Incubator:Import requests with very slow response.--Jusjih (talk) 23:34, 6 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Just asked for help again. If we don't get a response, let me ask again: Can you handle importing by .XML file—remembering that prefixes need to be added to the file before you import? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:09, 12 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. I can handle importing by .XML file as I already have importing rights on six wikis, i.e. Old Wikisource, Chinese Wikisource, English Wikiquote, Chinese Wikiquote, Chinese Wikibooks and Chinese Wiktuonary. [10] I will remember to add prefixes to the file before importing. Thanks.--Jusjih (talk) 02:04, 14 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
OK. Granting. I'm not going to put an expiration on it, but if/when you are finished using it, let me know so I can unflag. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:14, 16 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks so much.--Jusjih (talk) 19:51, 17 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

R12ntech (account creator) (Wp/lkt)

I am facilitating an edit-a-thon for Wp/lkt on 25-26 July (UTC-6) in Pine Ridge, SD, USA, hosted by the Lakota Language Initiative of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. I am requesting account creator rights for 36 hours (beginning at 1200 on the 25th) to ensure none of our new users face delays in ability to contribute. We ran a less-structured editing and translation session last summer, and encountered a few issues with new account creation then. Thanks! --R12ntech (talk) 21:28, 22 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Done Granted for a day, will renew once. Sorry for the delay. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 18:51, 25 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@R12ntech: My apologies for letting this slip. Thanks to @Ebe123 for handling. If I did my conversions correctly, I went ahead and extended the rights until 1:00 am MDT on Friday (which was your original request, I think, plus one hour). StevenJ81 (talk) 21:25, 25 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@Ebe123 & @StevenJ81: Excellent, thanks! --R12ntech (talk) 23:44, 25 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Removal admin status Romaine

Per our policy, any admin who has (virtually) no edits or logged actions for the past twelve months ([11]), should be desysopped.

Romaine has no edits and no logged actions since 2 August 2017.

I suggest we give him some time to react in case he wishes to keep the rights; if no reaction, we will desysop him per our policy. --OWTB (talk) 11:41, 13 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Oei yes, thank you for the notification. About a year ago a close family member to me died which had a big impact on me. I recently started to catch up again with things on my list of things to do, and that includes on Incubator (while not started here yet). So yes, I would be happy to return now and stay as admin to help out small language communities where I can. Romaine (talk) 11:56, 13 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
We're sorry for your loss. still, we are now glad to have you back here. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:09, 13 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Welcome back! :) --OWTB (talk) 08:11, 14 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]


User:Kaganer - 'Interface administrator' permissions

Request ;) This is part of my long-time activity across many Wikiimedia Projects. In Incubator this is mainly around MediaWiki:Edittools, but maybe my skills may be useful in the another places. I am also local sysop and "Interface admin" in Meta-wiki.--Kaganer (talk) 20:49, 18 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

I made a suggestion to you on your talk page. That said, this request will stay open for eight days, closing about 23:00, 26 December 2018 (UTC). (Why eight days, not seven? Because there's a holiday seven days from now, and I suspect that many contributors' on-line schedules will be somewhat disrupted. So I want to give a little extra time for people to comment.) StevenJ81 (talk) 22:56, 18 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Done --MF-W {a, b} 16:53, 30 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg, Kaganer: MF-W, when you edited #Interface administrators above, you left out the provision that we would only grant this for a year at a time. And looking around WMF projects, that does seem to be the maximum standard period being used. So I put it back in above. Apropos to Kaganer, I'm going to add an end date accordingly. And with no disrespect intended to Kaganer, I'm going to make the end date match Kaganer's end date for the translator flag (late July 2019), on the assumption that we can run concurrent one-year terms thereafter. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:20, 10 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
On Meta we didn't introduce such a limit. --MF-W {a, b} 19:31, 10 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
No, but many other places did, especially when right is granted to non-sysops. I'm personally happier making sure we look at this periodically for non-sysops. (And as far as it goes, when I need it, I'm granting it to myself for only as long as I need it, and no more, as I did just yesterday. But that's easy for me to do; I'm a 'crat.) StevenJ81 (talk) 15:23, 11 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg, StevenJ81: No problem, if this is security issue ;) No big deal. --Kaganer (talk) 11:49, 11 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Xbspiro (interface administrator or translator)

I hereby request translator privileges for a day or two, so that I could access the MediaWiki namespace. I would edit a few (Hungarian) messages used by testwiki infopage. Alternatively I can provide you with the strings in private or on the admin's noticeboard. - Xbspiro (talk) 15:26, 18 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Xbspiro: Best if you just put them at I:AN, and we'll get to them. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:09, 18 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

R12ntech (account creator) (Wp/lkt)

Next week, I am facilitating multiple editathons for Wp/lkt. Confirmed include:

I am requesting account creator rights for at least these two dates to ensure none of our new users face delays in their ability to contribute. There may be one additional editathon between these two dates, but I have yet to confirm. Thanks! -- R12ntech (talk) 15:46, 3 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

I remember we did this last summer, too. Ok, on Friday (so I don't forget), I will turn this on, to expire at 01:00, 14 July 2019 (UTC-6). StevenJ81 (talk) 16:51, 3 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, hopefully we'll have a few Wp/lkt veterans this year. Thanks! --R12ntech (talk) 17:35, 3 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry I didn't get to it Friday. Done now. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:59, 8 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Adithyak1997: Self-request to revoke test-admin rights for Wy/ml

I request to remove my Test-wiki admin rights for the Malayalam Wikivoyage test wiki. The reason is that I cannot become active due to my current tight schedule in learning MCA. I will try to become active in Khowar Wikipedia. Adithyak1997 (talk) 20:27, 19 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@StevenJ81: You are right. I didn't request to remove my Khowar test wiki admin right. I requested to remove rights from Malayalam Wikivoyage only. If there is no objections from anybody, please restore it. Adithyak1997 (talk) 19:20, 20 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Done Restored rights, marked for Wp/khw only. Expiration date same as before: 2020-04-16. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:54, 20 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]


Minorax (Translation admin)

Hi all, I'd like to request for temporary TA flag to do some cleanup. Pages such as this is in quite a mess and should be standardized with <tvar> </tvar> tags. Yes, these can be done without the flag but it will be pointless to leave it hanging just like that. --Minorax (talk) 06:41, 9 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Since you are already a translation-admin on other wikis, I suppose that's ok. How long do you want it? Also, can I offer you also a temporary group which allows deleting (e.g. test-adminship) in order to delete the "not a translation"s you find? --MF-W {a, b} 11:46, 10 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg: Having test-admin would be great! I'll probably need it a month for both. I'll request again if an extension is needed. --Minorax (talk) 12:02, 10 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, done. Thanks for helping! --MF-W {a, b} 13:11, 10 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Xbspiro (importer)

I hereby request importer rights to be able to finish the import of hu.wn. I have compiled a list of pages to be imported. Currently I am pressed for time in real life, so this may take me a while to get through with. I had requested this right a few years back - at the time I have agreed to produce the XML files, but not moved forward with that. - Xbspiro (talk) 01:57, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Thanks for volunteering, take your time. --MF-W {a, b} 08:43, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User:QueerEcofeminist (importer)

I want to request importer rights here, I have few templates to import from enwikivoyage and will translate them for mrwikivoyage, Also need to import from mrwiki. I am familiar with importing and incubator policies. I am also admin on mrwikisource and ex admin on mrwikibooks. thanks. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 06:33, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. Have you used the import by XML function before on Wikimedia wikis? --MF-W {a, b} 11:11, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
no I haven't used xml import on wikimedia wikis, on test wiki(other than wikimedia wikis) I have tested it, but I always use special: import page. And import single single pages, my reason to request those rights is, import also allows to import included templates which makes my task easy, as I want to import from mrwiki, where there are readymade templates available and can be used in mrvoyage too. And I won't break the system by doing something nasty, Everything I first test on testwiki or other test wikis I have access to and then I use it. I make heavy use of import rights on mrwikisource, mrwikibooks thanks. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 16:15, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg:, are you going to grant the rights? or do I need to wait more? or get experience in xml import? QueerEcofeminist (talk) 13:35, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm willing to grant you the rights, but please
  1. always double-check the file generated by Special:Export, especially with the "include templates" function, so that it doesn't contain unwanted pages
  2. always edit the file before importing to add prefixes to the titles beforehand (this can also be handy for turning links into prefixed links)
--MF-W {a, b} 01:00, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Definitely, I will surely follow your suggestions. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 16:58, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Done Unrelated to this, would you mind creating a local userpage? Going there and seeing "If you are here because, I reverted your edits or tagged your article creations for deletion" doesn't seem exactly right to me for a test-admin / local rights holder. --MF-W {a, b} 00:18, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@MF-Warburg, thanks sure I will create a local page, Actually I should have done it before. thanks a ton for the heads up. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 04:12, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Tanbirzx (translation admin)

Hello. I am requesting for translation admin rights here. I have an experience on the field of preparing pages for translation. I want to help here by translation tool. I have translation admin rights on wiki outreach [you can see here]. I am also a translator on Meta-wiki. Thanks↠Tanbirzx () 13:13, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

With only 44 edits here and consequently very little experience related to translatable pages here, I'd suggest to first gain some more experience in this field. --MF-W {a, b} 13:49, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg Ok i understood. But giving me this right there is no problem yet, because this is not a sysop rights. Thanks ↠Tanbirzx () 14:47, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That is a very strange reply. -- MF-W {a, b} 20:56, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg I am sorry to late reply. You told me to come back with some experience and i have done some. I can prepare a page for translation. Please see my contributions. I have read this [Page translation]. Now can i get this right? Thanks ↠Tanbirzx () 19:20, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No. -- MF-W {a, b} 23:21, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Not done. --MF-W {a, b} 08:21, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Based on edits on outreachwiki alone, it is safe to say that this user is unfamiliar with the translation extension. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 01:38, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pgallert (account creator)

Marking as not done. --MF-W {a, b} 23:09, 10 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

user:Wladek92 (translation admin)

Hi all, I do daily cross wiki page translations EN->FR on WikiMedia and I would like to receive translation admin rights here on incubator to put corrected EN pages in 'being translated' as I did for other projects. I have experience of 'translate' sections and page rereading. My stats are available under => https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Wladek92 . Would be glad if my proposal could help in some way. Thanks. --Wladek92 (talk) 13:04, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, if I understand you correctly, you want to have translation-admin rights in order to be able to mark updated English originals for translation after editing them. Could you point to some examples of where you have edited the pages? --MF-W {a, b} 10:47, 1 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Not done as no reply was received. --MF-W {a, b} 23:09, 10 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]