Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard

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

See /Archive

Current noticesEdit

Please place notices at the bottom of this section.

MediaWiki:Administrated test wikis.jsonEdit

Wn/vi Nothing I Can't "2021-07-07" → Wn/vi Mạnh An "2021-07-07"

Because this User:Nothing I Can't renamed to User:Mạnh An. Thanks --Nghiemtrongdai VN (talk) 13:14, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks, done. --MF-W {a, b} 17:48, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Moving requestEdit

Please move User:Xbspiro/Template:Welcome/hu to Template:Welcome/hu. - Xbspiro (talk) 04:28, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 03:41, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. - Xbspiro (talk) 14:02, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Please move User:Xbspiro/Template:Welcome/lus to Template:Welcome/lus without leaving a redirect. (Source: [1]. I don't speak this language.) - Xbspiro (talk) 05:46, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 17:52, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Please move User:Saimawnkham/MediaWiki:Wy/shn/Common.css to MediaWiki:Wy/shn/Common.css and User:Saimawnkham/MediaWiki:Wy/shn/Common.js to MediaWiki:Wy/shn/Common.js.Saimawnkham (talk) 14:28, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Are they copied from an existing wiki? --MF-W {a, b} 16:18, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Copied from en.wikivoyage.Saimawnkham (talk) 03:42, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Moved. --MF-W {a, b} 02:01, 16 March 2021 (UTC)


Hello. There are two users by the names of DiuPater and ChimNung vandalizing on Middle English Incubator. --CanadianToast (talk) 00:36, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Blocked. --MF-W {a, b} 01:00, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
There's a new vandal account by the name of CanadianToasts. --CanadianToast (talk) 21:00, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
Also blocked. --MF-W {a, b} 08:27, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Mass moving requests in Wt/baEdit

So many entries in Wt/ba with initial letter "a" using a wrong Cyrillic one "а" and need to be moved to their correct names. The whole list can be seen in Special:PrefixIndex/Wt/ba/ from Wt/ba/аfet to Wt/ba/аşılama, and please also delete the redirects of them.--Sayonzei (talk) 04:46, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Oh, it's actually been a while this request was posted. Thanks for your concern, @User:Sayonzei. --Comp1089 (talk) 23:29, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
@Sayonzei:   Done. Sorry if it took too long. --Comp1089 (talk) 11:14, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

I report the vandalism of the user AntoniusWikiEdit

Yesterday the wiktionary in lombard (ISO 639-3 : lmo) was vandalized by the user AntoniusWiki. Luckily the changes have been reverted. Anyway looking at his contributions ( it seems that the account has just been created in order to vandalize.--Gat lombart (talk) 22:29, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Blocked. --Sotiale (talk) 03:14, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Edit mediaWiki common.cssEdit

Hi, I would like to kindly ask an admin to fill MediaWiki:Wp/rmc/Common.css with the content of User:Adehertogh/vector.css.--Adehertogh (talk) 12:45, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 18:41, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Vandalism in Middle English WikipediaEdit

Hello, there’s an anonymous user vandalizing Middle English Wikipedia. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 21:21, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Seems like he already stopped. --MF-W {a, b} 02:13, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Creation request for MediaWiki pages in SwedishEdit

Details on the I:TP talkpage by Sabelöga (diff). - Xbspiro (talk) 04:45, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done --Comp1089 (talk) 14:41, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Template renameEdit

Hi, could you please rename "user:Joseph/Template:Localisedwikiname" to "Template:Localisedwikiname" or something shorter? I want to use it on Incubator:Featured wikis as {{Localisedwikiname|Wp|mnc}}, so that the localized versions (if translated in UniversalLanguageSelector, else English is shown.) will be shown instead English ones. Thanks.--Joseph (talk) 21:28, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello. Is the reason you request page move because something is blocking the move function? --Sotiale (talk) 11:46, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

@Sotiale: the new pagename is unprefixed. That may be the reason. --Comp1089 (talk) 08:40, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi, I want to use for localisation at main page. Currently, main page is translated except Incubating news and current events. This template will show "만주어 위키백과" instead of "Manchu Wikipedia" for Korean interface. Code is copied from Template:Test wiki/core. And yes, I cannot create unprefixed templates.--Joseph (talk) 06:57, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

  Done @Joseph: I also thought of specifying the template as a translation, but I think your template is more versatile than that. --Sotiale (talk) 12:39, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Does this template work at all?

(both linking to the info pages). --MF-W {a, b} 18:51, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Oh. It needs to be modified so that the template can recognize lowercase letters as well. {{localisedwikiname|wq|de}} is German Wikiquote, but {{localisedwikiname|Wq|de}} is German Wikiquote :( --Sotiale (talk) 02:10, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

@Sotiale:: in the first case you shouldn't have added "Tetum Wikipedia" as the last parameter. As for lowercase variants, I've just   added them. --Comp1089 (talk) 09:25, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

@Comp1089: Thanks! And where did I use Tetum Wikipedia as a parameter? --Sotiale (talk) 09:55, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Oh, it's not you, it's @MF-Warburg:, my bad. --Comp1089 (talk) 10:22, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

So what does "Default Language Name" mean in the example in the documentation? --MF-W {a, b} 16:18, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm also not sure what the name of that parameter meant.. Looking at the template, it seems that it can be used in this way: mfw Wikipedia({{localisedwikiname|wp|mfw}}) / MF-W Wikipedia({{localisedwikiname|wp|mfw|MF-W}}). Yes, obviously mfw is not an ISO allocation code :p --Sotiale (talk) 12:17, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

StevenJ81 and their botEdit

If our admin policy said right, administrators are removed their rights if they have neither edits nor log actions for a year, per Special:Contributions/StevenJ81 and Special:Log/StevenJ81, both are ended at 18 Dec 2019, which is 15 months past, any ideas? See also Special:Contributions/StevenJ81bot and Special:Log/StevenJ81bot --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:35, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Now removed. --MF-W {a, b} 16:05, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

SPQRobin and their botEdit

Like above, Special:Contributions/SPQRobin ended at 2018, Special:Log/SPQRobin at 2016, and both Special:Log/SPQRobot and Special:Contributions/SPQRobot 2012. Remove or not? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:38, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Now removed. --MF-W {a, b} 16:05, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Request block for sockpuppet userEdit

Adding irrelevant and sexual images at Wp/ryu/ジャニーズ事務所(en:Johnny & Associates). It may be a sockpuppet of User:Mintou89a (globally locked), who did same vandalism at same page before. Please block it indefinitely. (Is the reporting vandalism page here? If not, please guide.) --Y-route (talk) 06:00, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

  Done Blocked. --Sotiale (talk) 12:06, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. --Y-route (talk) 13:24, 13 April 2021 (UTC)


Can someone please take a look at Special:Contributions/W0I4K1I8W1? It looks like nonsense to me, but I could be wrong - is "wp" a valid language code, and is the content being added correct in that language? --DannyS712 (talk) 01:11, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

It's a joke from a friend traveling on xwiki. Everything is gone, thank you for reporting. --Sotiale (talk) 01:47, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Update MediaWiki:Administrated test wikis.jsonEdit

Please update my name on MediaWiki:Administrated test wikis.json from 'Tahmid02016' to 'Tahmid'. I have been renamed. I am test-admin of Wn/bn and Wq/bn. T@hmid (T@lk) 02:36, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 09:08, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Edit request Wp/tpwEdit

This link is currently white-paper fully protected so I need admin helps on creating it.

{{test wiki
| status = open
| language = Tupí
| meta = 

--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:53, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 09:53, 6 May 2021 (UTC)


Hello there, I would like to do a bit on Wt/mai. I've activated Hot Cat over here, but it's not working for me. Can someone please check on your side and/or Sysop can ensure if it's working? Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 07:19, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Oh, it's not just you. There's something wrong :( --Sotiale (talk) 10:51, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
I contacted Martin for help and it has just been fixed. thank you for your reporting! --Sotiale (talk) 11:02, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Sotiale for addressing my concern. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 14:49, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Contributions of newly registered usersEdit

Under navigation of Template:RC, I think the correct link of "Contributions of newly registered users" would be [2]. Would you like to update it? I don't want to mess up the things so I put it here. Thank you for your understanding! Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 09:03, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 11:52, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
It should be again marked for translation so that the changes will appear on RC. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 03:15, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Request block for Cross-wiki vandalism userEdit

IP: - Cross-wiki vandalism (blocked at Japanese Wikipedia(3-years), Wikiquote & Wiktionary). Adding irrelevant message to my talk page ("Not here to build an encyclopedia"). --Y-route (talk) 15:51, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

(Non-administrator comment) That IP made only one edit here so far. So, I don't think it should be blocked. But if it continues vandalising then an admin may block it. -- T@hmid (T@lk) 09:10, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

Latinized belorussian wikipediaEdit

Novarussia (talk) 13:15, 21 June 2021 (UTC)Please, dear administrators, don't block editing of page Wp/be-lat!


I added a protected edit request there. Jura1 (talk) 10:28, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

Vandalism by IP on Wn/ladEdit

Hello users, on Wn/lad (see the project's history) there was 2 cases of vandalism by the same IP. And I have to revert, revert and still reverting... so someone can protect it temporarily to only autoconfirmed? Greetings, <atomi20>¿some problem? 10:01 AM, (UTC -5) 30 June 2021

The IP has been blocked. --MF-W {a, b} 09:29, 1 July 2021 (UTC)