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This is an official Incubator policy.
You may edit it, but please discuss major changes on the talk page first.
To request assistance from an administrator, go to Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard.

User groups on Incubator[edit source]

See Special:ListGroupRights for the full list of user groups with their user rights. User group changes are logged on Special:Log/rights. (Please note, though, that many rights here—notably test-administrator rights—have automatic expiration dates. Automatic expirations are not logged.)

Test-administrators[edit source]

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.
Note for test-admins with sysop experience on other projects: The main sysop rights you do not have here are (a) revdel, (b) editing in the MediaWiki namespace, and (c) protection. Contact an administrator at I:AN if you need assistance on those matters.
  • 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.
Multiple tests
  • A request can be for more than one test, provided the request meets the requirements noted above.
  • Similarly, a test-administrator can request being added to an additional test or tests during the middle of their year as a test-administrator, and the same rules apply. In this case, the rights for the new tests are for less than a full year, because they will expire the same day as the rights for the first test. After that, all tests are renewed at the same time for one year each.

Administrators[edit source]

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 source]

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).

Account creators[edit source]

Currently on Wikimedia projects, the number of accounts that can be created in a 24-hour period from a single IP is limited to six. There may be situations, such as outreach events, where creating more would be helpful.

Administrators and bureaucrats are already exempt from the six-account limit and do not need this right. Anyone else (including test administrators) needing an exemption from the six-account limit for a specific event should ask here.

  • This right will normally be granted only to people with a history of responsible editing on Incubator and other Wikimedia projects.
  • When asking for this right, please provide detailed information on the reason you need the right (such as the time, place and sponsorship of the outreach event). This right will be provided only for the period needed, and then removed.
  • Ideally, please ask for this right at least three days in advance to provide time for comments. After that, a bureaucrat will make the decision.

Importers[edit source]

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.

Transwiki importers can import from the same defined wikis, but cannot import in bulk from XML files.

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.

Interface administrators[edit source]

Interface administrators can edit JavaScript (JS), Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) and JSON pages (pages such as MediaWiki:Common.js, MediaWiki:Vector.css). They can also edit users' individual CSS and JS pages which otherwise can only by edited by the users themselves. CSS and JS access is particularly sensitive due to the possible damage caused by intentional or accidental misuse, so it is important that interface administrators ensure they practice good account security and be careful with the changes they make. For legal and security reasons, the Wikimedia Foundation has decided that you need to have two factor authentication enabled in order to hold this right.

Bureaucrats are able to grant and revoke these rights, including to themselves. Please make requests in the appropriate section below. They will run for at least 7 days.

This right is granted for no longer than one year at a time to non-administrators, but is renewable.

Translators & translation administrators[edit source]

  • 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.
    Ordinarily, the translator rights are granted for one year at a time, effective on approval, and can be renewed by request on this page. (Exception: When a test administrator requests this right for the first time, the first expiration will coincide with the expiration of the test administrator right, so that both run on the same parallel term.)
  • The translation administrator group is for managing the pages which can be translated with the Translate extension.

Bureaucrats decide about granting both rights. Administrators can also add/remove the translation administrator rights on their own accounts. They are removed when a bureaucrat deems appropriate to do so (e.g. inactivity).

Bots[edit source]

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. Note: Bots for mass article creation are typically not approved. The ultimate approval of projects into subdomains is based on the existence of active communities, not only the numbers of articles.

Requests for permissions[edit source]

Below are the current requests for permissions.

Please always first read the policy written above before making a request.

Current requests for adminship[edit source]

None currently

Current requests for test adminship[edit source]

User:Luwanglinux(Wp/mni)[edit source]

Hi, there I have keen interest in Wikipedia projects and I am an active contributor on English wikpedia and Manipuri Wiki incubator.Can I be a test admin?.Thank youꯂꯨꯋꯥꯡ ꯁꯂꯥꯢꯆꯥ 09:15, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi. You only have 5 edits on incubator's mni project, and less than 50 edits here are mostly translation related. Wp/mni already have 2 admins, can you explain why you need the tool? Thanks. --Sotiale (talk) 05:22, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No answer to the question. --MF-W {a, b} 17:20, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

NaucnicaCG (Wp/cnr)[edit source]

Hi, I have been contributing to the Serbo-Croat Wiki as well as to the Montenegrin incubator one. Having test admin rights for the latter would help. I am an active member of the CEE Wiki community, a participant of the #femWikiRAINBOW #checkInEditON to the CEE Spring contest, and of the Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020. I'd like to help connect the Montenegrin and SH Wikis with the wider CEE community. Thanks for your consideration! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by NaucnicaCG (discussioncontribs) 15:55, 23 October 2020 (UTC).

Hello. Thank you for your active participation in various activities, but you recently joined incubator's cnr project and made less than 10 edits. Can you explain why you need this tool? --Sotiale (talk) 05:27, 31 October 2020 (UTC)
Hi, that is a fair question. We are having Montenegro Pride in December this year. As a part of Pride Week and Pride Month, the LGBTIQ community in Montenegro plans to create and edit articles on the topics of relevance for LGBTIQ history, people, events, etc. I wanted to become a test-admin in this incubator Wiki to help the LGBTIQ community to engage in this kind of online activity and to protect them from the stress that possible deletions, changes, intrusions, etc. may bring.--NaucnicaCG 18:54, 06 November 2020 (CET)

{{not done}} No answer to the question. --MF-W {a, b} 17:20, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

Sorry for not responding earlier! --NaucnicaCG 19:03, 06 November 2020 (CET)
Ok, let me prolong the discussion to end on November 13. --MF-W {a, b} 17:23, 7 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Please see also my response above. I'd be happy to answer any further questions. --NaucnicaCG 18:29, 07 November 2020 (CET)

Yes check.svg Done Best regards --MF-W {a, b} 13:00, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Lhoussine AIT TAYFST (Wp/shi)[edit source]

Hi! Pleased to write this message, I'm working on Tashlhit Wikipedia as editor. therefore, in order to develop my contributions to make this project better as possible as I can, I'm posing this Requirement to turn into a test-administrator.Lhoussine AIT TAYFST (talk) 15:35, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 17:20, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

Sahh (Wp/luz)[edit source]

Hi, I'm very interested in working on Wikipedia projects. I also have activities in Persian Wikipedia and now I am interested in being a test admin in Southern Luri wiki incubator. Sahh (talk) 19:23, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 21:17, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Oldstoneage(Wp/arq)[edit source]

We hope to continue the work on this incubator, I wish to renew my rights. Thanks. --Oldstoneage (talk) 18:32, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Adehertogh(Wp/rmc)[edit source]

Hi, already sysop right on French Wikivoyage and very active at the start of the project (categorization, template...) , I have the project to develop Carpathian Romani wikipedia on incubator. --Adehertogh (talk) 22:15, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for bot flags[edit source]

Other requests[edit source]

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