Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard

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This is the page to request attention from test administrators, administrators and bureaucrats. Note what they can do.

Administrators can:

  • protect and unprotect pages
  • delete and undelete pages
  • delete images and other uploaded files
  • block and unblock users
  • edit the interface and other protected pages
  • use the built-in rollback functionality

Test administrators can do the same (except protecting and unprotecting pages), but only within their tests (therefore they cannot edit the interface).

  • Exception: As rollback is only appropriate to use in cases of vandalism, test-administrators can use that feature anywhere they see vandalism.

Bureaucrats can do all the above, as well as:

  • grant administrator/bureaucrat status
  • grant/revoke test-administrator status
  • grant/revoke bot flags
  • rename users [now mostly obsolete in favor of global accounts and unified login]

Note: Only Stewards may remove adminship or bureaucratship. If you want this to be done go to Requests for permissions at the Meta-Wiki.

If there is no response, you may wish to try the IRC channel, #wikimedia-incubator.

  • For deletion requests, use I:RFD for test deletions and {{delete}} for speedy deletions.
  • For user rights (admins, test-admins, bots, ...) or renamings, see I:A.

Archive Archives

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Current notices

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Hello! administrators please check the content of MediaWiki:Wp/khw/Common.js with User:Hussainalisafdar00/khw/common.js. the khowar community are facing overlapping caption of show/hide on Collapsible options. Thanks--Hussainalisafdar00 (talk) 10:06, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

@Rachitrali: Was the code present in the page Mediawiki:Wp/khw/Commons.js copied from some other Incubator wikis? If yes, please do mention that link. Adithyak1997 (talk) 18:26, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Notice to bureaucrats and administrators (16 Oct)

I want to make everyone aware that @User:Random Wikimedian has been blocked a couple of times recently for creating excessive, unnecessary infrastructure in languages that s/he does not speak and does not intend to create content for. During the second block, I told this user that once the block expired, I was imposing a "topic block" (if you will) on the creation and editing of new info pages. (See User talk:Random Wikimedian#Info pages.) I want to make you all aware of this, because if this user creates or modifies info pages, the user is in violation of the topic block. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:00, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Template:Test wiki/core

Could an administrator please change this line:

* {{#ifeq:{{{status|}}}|approved|{{#ifexist:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]]|}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]]}}


* {{#ifeq:{{{status|}}}|approved|{{#ifexist:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]]|}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]] ([[Special:RandomInCategory/{{PAGENAME}}|random page]])}}

Thanks. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:05, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, but modified, as
{{#ifeq:{{{status|}}}|approved|{{#ifexist:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]] ([[Special:RandomInCategory/{{PAGENAME}}|random page]])|}}}}
because if the category page is gone, in principle every other page is gone, too, so neither the category link nor the random page link is needed. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:04, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Mass delete the userpages created recently

Long-term abuse is comming (special:contribs/‎Өөрд Хальмг 44, special:contribs/‎Өөрд Хальмг 45) and please special:nuke their recent creations. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 07:34, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

This user has been yet blocked. Axel xadolik (talk) 08:16, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Also special:contribs/Өөрд Хальмг 48, special:contribs/Өөрд Хальмг 47 and special:contribs/Өөрд Хальмг 46. NinjaStrikers «» 09:05, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 14:28, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
The count has been risen to 55 lol. I suggest an AF preventing new users create/edit other's user pages, like en:Special:AbuseFilter/803. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 03:29, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Usage of foul language

Please confirm whether this edit leads to any violation of Wikimedia Foundation rules or not. I mean something related to verbal abuse. Adithyak1997 (talk) 21:06, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

This user has been globally locked. StevenJ81 (talk) 23:20, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Edit war on this page

I have said above that I would look into this...if people stop spamming this project. I think this is pretty reasonable on my part, since I have been led to believe that this involves banned users. If anyone really wants me to address this, then stop spamming. I have left a conversation here, and I will follow up. But if you don't stop, I will just walk away. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:49, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

I have had enough of this. I offered to look into this, and the thanks I got was to be threatened and abused. Sorry. We're finished with this. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:02, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

A low priority request

Please check this user contribution page of a user with an IP. In that page, you will be able to identify that there is a box under the user contributions starting with 'This is the contributions page for an IP user'. Among them, when I clicked the options Whois, Traceroute, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, it showed errors ie. those links didn't go to the expected target. So I guess those needs to be targeted to the correct destinations. This comes under low priority from my side because it is not used by many users and if many were using, this would have been reported early. This was posted here since it cannot be solved easily by normal users. Adithyak1997 (talk) 19:32, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Whois worked OK for me, the others not. I'll look into it. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:18, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
Sorry. Whois worked for me too. Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:20, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
I fixed the whois link at Template:Anontools two days ago. That's why whois is now working. NinjaStrikers «» 14:57, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
Cool. Thanks. Do we need all the rest? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:59, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
If this question is to me, sorry I don't have an opinion. Adithyak1997 (talk) 10:43, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

IP Sock disruption/WMFOffice privacy violations reports

Hello admins, there are some IP socks disrupting my talk page here. Would you please review/block/etc. Also, would you please temporarily semi-protect my talk page? Best regards, Xaosflux (talk) 20:50, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 20:31, 20 November 2019 (UTC)


What do we do about contributors like Special:Contributions/AKIA AYAK? They clearly do not understand the purpose of the incubating languages, as they create English language pages about their culture/environment. 19:10, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

This user has not been active for two years. Don't worry about it. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:24, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
Why is this innocent user globally blocked since nothing bad originated from him?

Change content model

Please change the content model of the page Module:Wp/anp/Citation/CS1/styles.css from Scribunto to Sanitized CSS Adithyak1997 (talk) 10:47, 7 December 2019 (UTC)