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I made myself an admin temporarily so I could fix the logo and delete a little bit of vandalism (logs) but I'd rather that was made official through community support rather than me just making myself one, so I'm applying here. My reasons for wanting this are that I think this could be a very interesting wiki for the Foundation and has a lot of potential in ensuring the project as a whole continues to expand and to move towards meeting its goal of providing content in all languages. I also love being involved in new wikis, which is a large reason I'd like to be active on this one, especially in its early stages. I'm an admin on the English and Simple English Wikipedias and on Meta and the Foundation wiki, and formerly an admin on the Arabic and Korean Wikipedias, and Wikisource. Angela 06:10, 27 June 2006 (UTC)


I requested a temporary adminship (see it here because there wasn't any administrator here and I wanted to do some general cleanup. Now I request a "regular" adminship because I found out I really like the idea of Incubator its capability of helping to grow lots of new Wikimedia projects; and I'd like to help it a bit. I'm a technical kind of person - that means I'd do cleanup, RC watching (I do this already with Henna's VandalFighter), creating new templates, categorizing, et cetera. I'm an admin on the Czech Wikipedia already, but I have lots of spare time so I'm easily able watch both - my Wikipedia and the Incubator. — Timichal • 06:36, 27. Jun 2006

Daniel (Dbmag9)

I have user accounts at each of the Wikimedia projects in English as well as a few in Latin and German, althought I do not contribute to most other than Wikipedia, Meta and, of course, Incubator. I'm interested mainly in the beurocratic aspects of the project; organising, writing policy (based on consensus, of course), and making sure that things are in the right place. I helped out quite a bit with the logo choosing process. I'd like to be an administrator to help with vandalism clearing, organisation and helping people learn to use Incubator, but most of all just to be a part of this great project right from the start. Thank you very much.

Dbmag9 19:55, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

  1.   support Slade meta 19:58, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
  2.   support. You're doing a great job here! — Timichal • 18:11, 07. Aug 2006
  3.   support Gangleri 18:13, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
  4.   support --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 02:31, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
  5.   support --Gray Porpoise 21:12, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
  6.   support Steel archer 17:09, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
  7.   support --Maviulke12 02:43, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

With the powers granted to me by the Wikimedia Foundation declare I, Steward Walter, that from hensworth the one know as User:Dbmag9 will be know as administrator Dbmag9. --Walter 15:12, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Node ue

I am, to the best of my knowledge, the originator of the idea of having "test Wikis" (see [1]).

I am already administrator at nv.wp, na.wp, got.wp, and yi.wikt, and I was in the past admin at Moldovan Wikipedia.

Also see my contributions at these various Wikis: Incubator, en.wp, yi.wp, sh.wp, mo.wp, etc.

I've also helped several lost pages find homes.

  1. I have only had positive interactions with this user, and I trust him. Jon Harald Søby 13:17, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
  1. Oppose, I consider him a troll based on Meta experiences. — Timichal 07:57, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
    Hi Timichal, thank you for your opinion. I would certainly appreciate it, though, if you could be more specific. --Node ue 05:40, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  2. Oppose, node seems to be a controversial figure in Wikimedialand. It would also be nice to have some explanation of why he is a past admin on some wiki.—Nat Krause 01:46, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
    I think it speaks to my trustworthiness and good-ness of character that I am trusted enough by The People In Charge that I still have sysop privelages at several Wikis, and that I am able to edit all Wikis without using a proxy.
    As to the situation at the Moldovan Wikipedia... well, in a word: flashmob. See m:Proposals for closing projects for an example of this. Hordes of Romanians showed up in a short time to vote for its closure while hordes of Russians showed up to keep it open. Before that vote though, there was little or no Russian involvement, and really the Romanians don't like me much (because I want to keep mo.wp open, and supposedly I am insulting dead people by writing in Cyrillic). --Node ue 05:40, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  3. Oppose Simply I do not know him as incubator writer. There are many persons in incubator who write a lot, for example Tarasevich and other belarussians. They have real experience and worked with us all the summer --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 07:08, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
    Hi Yaroslav, most of my contributions are prior to the move to incubator. I would like to get re-involved in the community, and I anticipate that the need for people to help with maintenance will grow rapidly, and it is not unlikely that one or more of the current administrators will become inactive in the future (given that most of them do not write for Incubator-Wikis). Rather than find ourselves bogged down with problems because we didn't think this through in advance, I think it would be better to have the forces ready when the torrent comes. This Wiki is still relatively undiscovered by non-Wikimedian vandals (that is, so far all vandals seem to have been political-based), but you can be assured that, especially since it is described some places as aa "test" and is the carryover from the Test-wp subsection of meta, that it will eventually come to have bigger problems with vandalism than many mature wikis do. I do plan to write more for Incubator, but I am not incredibly skilled at any of the languages here. I created Okinawan Test-wp, most of the writing there is mine, but it is poor because I have a small knowledge of this language only. I also created Skandinavisk Test-WP for unified Scandinavian conlang, but it got deleted for some reason. --Node ue 02:23, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
    By the way, I invite Node UE to the Siberian wiki - it is biggest from recently created wikies with biggest community. We really need experienced editors, bots and administrators. So if he was able to help Moldavanians without knowledge of Moldovanian, maybe siberian wiki is good place when he may be usefull and have glory. --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 16:59, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  4.   oppose for the moment. Can you please explain why you wish to have administrator status here? Administrator status is not simply a mark which says "This user is special" but is a status which merits extra responsibilities. You have not listed anything that you want to do here which cannot be done as a normal user. Also, the current contents of your user page contain ideas which, at the moment, go against the Incubator's policy and aim. I don't want this to seem like I am opposing for some kind of heresy, but if you act upon these ideas at the moment you will find yourself out of favour. Dbmag9 10:12, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
    I anticipate that the need for people to help with maintenance will grow rapidly, and it is not unlikely that one or more of the current administrators will become inactive in the future, as happens on all Wikis. Rather than find ourselves bogged down with problems because we didn't think this through in advance, I think it would be better to have the forces ready when the torrent comes. This Wiki is still relatively undiscovered by non-Wikimedian vandals (that is, so far all vandals seem to have been political-based), but you can be assured that, especially since it is described some places as aa "test" and is the carryover from the Test-wp subsection of meta, that it will eventually come to have bigger problems with vandalism than many mature wikis do.
    And obviously, it's not allowed to simply act on one's opinions when they are opposed by the community. If a sysop does this, this is grounds for proceedings against him/her. However, I'm not exactly sure how any of what my userpage says is against the "aims" or "policies" of Incubator. Perhaps against your own ideas. --Node ue 02:23, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
    Actually, I checked, and Incubator:Policy is edited almost exclusively by yourself, and its talkpage has little-to-no comments from others. When a policy is proposed, one must solicit the views of the community, and actively point out the fact that there is a proposed policy, for example using MediaWiki:Sitenotice. Otherwise, when said "policy" goes into effect, it's not so much a policy as it is a fatwa. I have made some suggestions on the talkpage, and I encourage you to add a link to that from sitenotice. --Node ue 02:44, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
    Also, I think it's worth it to note that one reason I proposed myself is that it seems most of our current administrators showed up on the scene after Incubator was created. I have extensive expertise with many languages (I'm not saying I "know" them, but I have worked with them). I was a bit surprised to find out that we have an entire page dedicated to "lost pages". I can identify the location for every single one of them quite easily. The fact that I am an admin at such diverse Wikis should give me some credit -- Nauruan, Navajo, Gothic, Yiddish... and that's just the start (I have adminship at various other Wikis as well, but not using the same username; I will merge them all after unified accounts are here). I wasn't granted these positions just because. I was voted in at na.wp and got.wp; I was made admin by Gangleri at yi.wikt, and at nv.wp I requested it in the absence of a community. It seems likely that I have meaningful contributions on more Wikis than any other user. --Node ue 02:52, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  1. I have replied to your comments on policy at the relevant talk page. The reason that it appears to have been edited almost solely by myself is that it was imported onto here from Meta, and almost all further content edits were done by me whilst discussing the changes on IRC with other members of the community. It is a good idea to advertise the policy in the Sitenotice; it is already on the Recent Changes page, but may need more visibility. The comments that I was refering to on your user page are those relating to test creation and deletion. You say that you will not act upon your own beliefs but those of the community; I think that it is hard for the best of us to separate the two when acting. Dbmag9 13:53, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  1.   neutral I have had mostly positive experience with Node ue, but I think he is too polemic, too controversial and too unpredictable to be granted these rights. But he is right, it was him who conceived the test wikis. Steinbach 16:17, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

  Not done due to general consensus against. Dbmag9 20:37, 12 October 2006 (UTC)



I saw that there are 3 admins, and any of them aren't very active. You can see at Category:Maintenance:Delete and Incubator:Community_Portal that there is much to do. I am active on the Dutch Wikipedia, and when I am an admin here, I will be active here too. SPQRobin 18:45, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Support. I know SPQRobin from Wikia where he's a trusted user. This wiki definitely needs more admins. Angela 19:42, 4 June 2007 (UTC)


I really like the idea of the incubator, the fact that you can see new projects spring up into their own wikis. I have recently become more active on the Incubator with general cleanup and feel that this will become easier with the admin tools. I am already nominating old and lost pages for speedy deletion or finding homes for them. I am also working on our image status with Robin and he could use another admin help. :) I am not new to Wikimedia projects (as seen by my meta page) and would like to help out the Incubator. Cbrown1023 talk 19:34, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

  •   support - Thanks for helping me! I can't wait, because then you can delete all these images. SPQRobin 19:39, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
  •   support :) — Timichal 21:14, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
  •   support If I'm right also administrator on other Wikimedia projects. Konghier 17:33, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
  •   support -Markvondeegel 20:35, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


I believe that if would exonerate the sysops if I have adminsip because after importing pages these need to be deleted. (after moving). MF-Warburg 14:37, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

  support SPQRobin 09:56, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
  support --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 14:40, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
  support Konghier 17:34, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
  support -Markvondeegel 20:35, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


Currently I'm test-administrator of the Aeres Test Wikipedia. Since the proposal was rejected the pages need to be moved to This is not the reason I ask for permanent adminship. I've had a good time at the incubator and I would like to be here a little longer. I also ask for permanent adminship to help out with the prefixeproblems etc. -Markvondeegel 20:35, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

  Comment If you mean with "prefixeproblems" moving Test-wp/ to Wp/ : that is already done. Or do you mean moving unprefixed pages to Incubator:Lost pages? SPQRobin 21:10, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I am wondering that as well. But could you also point out what contributions you've made outside of the Aeres Test Wikipedia? Cbrown1023 talk 23:38, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
Maybe I can: 21 Juli 2007 16:15, 20 Juli 2007 18:45 he helped the hsb-wiktionary a few times. And User talk: this. Please look at 17 Juli 2007 12:20. And he helped with the Aeres Test Wikipedia vandal: User:Macedonæë. Than I would like to say that he also knows the policy because he currently is writing a policy (for --Janvanhorn 07:44, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
I'm sorry I couldn't react earlier: close family died.
Awww. :( Please accept my condolences (and keep in mind that my support vote is not just because I feel bad for you :-P).
  Done close as cossin(=nicht in dutch) so it's not that bad. -Markvondeegel 11:23, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
User:SPQRobin, User:Cbrown1023: Unprefixed pages moving to Incubator:Lost pages and to their own project.
User:Janvanhorn:   Comment I don't write this policy myself. I work on it with User:Aeresoôder and User:Kremnae. -Markvondeegel 08:42, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
  support He can use his test-adminship for wp/aeres also for test-adminship for permanent admin-ship. And I'd also like to say that he's a bureaucrat on --Janvanhorn 08:08, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
  support I know Markvondeegel a few months and I don't think he will abuse his adminship. --Ooswesthoesbes 17:23, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
  support Active on the incubator outside of a single test, I have no problems with him having permanent sysopship. Cbrown1023 talk 02:11, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
off topic: Deleted her --Ooswesthoesbes 06:29, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  support --MF-Warburg 06:39, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  support SPQRobin 11:30, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  support --Hojeraop 13:22, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

  Done Normally I have to wait five days, but I think this is clear. User:Markvondeegel is now admin. SPQRobin 23:48, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!/Dank je!/Danke dich! -Markvondeegel 06:33, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Bennyboyz3000 (talk | contribs)

I request adminship to help out in the incubator. I am a seasoned editor over at Wikipedia (usually helping out behind-the-scenes), and I believe I'm familiar with relevant policies here. I request adminship to help with backlogs of any sort, requests, new initiatives and anything else I will be glad to help with! --Benhello! 02:29, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

  •   oppose You have only been an editor here for two days, and don't even meet the qualification for Test adminship. If you continue to edit actively though, I might support this at a later date. But not right now, we barely know you. Cbrown1023 talk 02:54, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  •   oppose same opinion as Cbrown1023. MF-Warburg 08:37, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  •   oppose same as Cbrown1023. --Ooswesthoesbes 08:38, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  •   oppose per above reason(s) -Markvondeegel 13:16, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  •   oppose as above and also concerns about vandalism on the English Wikinews, which although is claimed to be a case of impersonation, I wouldn't be happy with this user having admin rights if they aren't able to protect themselves from such problems. Adambro 14:01, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I've blocked this account and removed the junk pages he created. --Brion VIBBER 19:06, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Closed The user is now blocked indefinitely, so the request is moot (and anyway, there were no supports). Cbrown1023 talk 23:03, 1 September 2007 (UTC)


I'd like to help to manage this whole Incubator, such as cleaning up, editing the interface, etc. I'm already an admin in the Malay Wikipedia, and these few days I'd like to contribute to the Malay Wikiquote too. --King Edmund of the Woods 09:21, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Your contributions only belong to the Malay Wikiquote. You should show more engagemant to contribute to the whole Incubator or request test adminship for Wq/ms. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 14:30, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
    • I won't request for test adminship for the Malay Wikiquote because it still hasn't reach 50 pages yet. And as I said, I'm also interested in the interfaces, but test admins cannot edit interface! --King Edmund of the Woods 23:14, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
      • You need to go to betawiki for the interface. -Markvondeegel 15:25, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
        • Huh? Go to the betawiki? But the policy above only said that test admins can't edit interface, so I thought admins can edit interface? --King Edmund of the Woods 18:59, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
          • Test-admins can edit the interface, but they may not do this. As Markvondeegel already said, please go to betawiki: if you want to translate. Greetings, SPQRobin 20:23, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
        • I find it confusing. You said that test admins can edit the interface, but may not do this? I don't understand. And my work I intend is not only translating, but some improvement on the original English version itself... --King Edmund of the Woods 09:18, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
          • If you translate on betawiki it effects all wiki's and not only the Incubator. And nobody is allowed to edit the English interface, cause it will make many translation from for example English to Silozi wrong. --Ooswesthoesbes 10:28, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
            • It's a bit confusing: If you translate the interface on Betawiki, your translations will go to the source code (link see below), so the translations are aviable on all wikis. Test admins on Incubator have the technical ability to edit the interface in all languages (i.e. to override the standard messages defined in the MediaWiki sourcecode/translated via Betawiki, but they should not do so (but normal admins can do this as well and they are allowed to do it..., e.g. the sitenotice). --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 12:27, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose per MF-Warburg. SPQRobin 15:53, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose per MF-Warburg. -Markvondeegel 15:25, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

I wish to withdraw. --King Edmund of the Woods 18:09, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

So this is   Not done now. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 13:39, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


User:Danny B.

I am sysop on wikt:cs and bureaucrat on q:cs: and testwiki. I mainly take care about technical stuff such as accessibility, cross-browser compatibility, semantics, skinability, validity, i18n issues and other stuff like that as well as creating customization gadgets (CSS/JS). That usually involves editing of pages in MediaWiki namespace as well as editing of other protected pages or sometimes some necessary deletions or protections of tuned and tweaked esoteric pages. Thus I'd like to request for sysop rights to have ability to fix stuff here. Thank you.

If by any chance I'm not enough suitable for permanent adminship, please move my request to temporary, since I'm involved in Wn/cs incubating, where already some moves/deletions would be necessary as well as we'd need to set some global styles (which actually might be slightly against the "He also can't edit the interface." rule, although it's pretty easily solvable).

Danny B. 17:31, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Though all of your edits were probably good/very good edits, you haven't made that many edits and none of them were for general incubator maintenance. And, this seems to be not the intention of your (future) edits, so I'd propose to make a request for test-adminship, as you already suggested. Test-adminship currently has completely the same rights. The only thing in the policy about using test-adminship for more general edits is "If you do something outside your test, be prepared to defend your actions or you may be desysopped.", with other words "you need a reason" and I guess you would not need to worry :-) SPQRobin 19:15, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
    Changing vote to "support", he could convince me too :-) (IRC and talk below). SPQRobin 17:16, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Well, hard to do technical stuff without such access, thus hard to show. ;-) Unfortunately you're not right saying none of the edits were for the maintenance ([2] [3] [4] [5] [6]) however I agree I don't have so many edits yet (although I have hundreds of such-type edits on other projects). The major reason is in the first sentence. I don't know what lead you to guess the intention of my future edits isn't to do this kind of stuff widely, there's a huge pile of unoptimized and bad code around here which needs clean-up. My involvement in n:cs: is just coincidence. I'd feel playing unfair to community, if I rapidly gained a bunch of edits just to have some enough count, my view was my work can speak for me. If it doesn't speak for me enough, then OK, but I think simple editcount (which is pretty easily gainable) shouldn't be over the content of edits. By the way: I almost never submit half-done version of technically oriented edits which also makes my editcount small.
      Anyway, thank you for useful feedback, my little feedback back is: Please update the expectations then - I thought I have met all the criteria, if I knew I had not, I wouldn't apply for sure. I'd appreciate if you could specify more preciously what would you expect from me before requesting the rights so I can try to fulfill your criteria, because my goal is to make as many meta-wikis as possible better accessible, cross-browser compatible, legible and good enough looking in all skins and also friendly to non-English speaking people (which all is from my point of view important) and extended rights help with fulfilling of this goal a lot. Not saying it's not doable without them though of course...
      Thank you.
      Danny B. 20:23, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose. You are a trustworthy Wikimedian, of course, but you have only done a few edits here (to less for adminship). And, what exactly do you want to do? Why are css/js customization needed? --MF-W {a, b} 20:20, 17 January 2008 (UTC) Changed vote to Support. --MF-W {a, b} 14:37, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Thanks for feedback too. As I said above, I'm aware about low number of edits.
      To answer your question: just an example: having styles in classes instead of in style attribute because a) it makes page shorter → easier legible source & saving bandwidth (→ faster to load → less annoying for users with slow connections) b) having inline style forces the view of such part of the page (typically template) but since most of the stuff is created in monobook style it doesn't mean the same look will fit in other styles beside it even don't have to work as expected in other skins → page gets less or even not accessible.
      Another example I just see - wanted to get the "→" char, but it isn't in edit tools below. The edit tools block actually isn't so much friendly for other languages at all. Now I'd expand it to allow people of other languages used here for incubation to have more comfort, but I can't. Etc...
      But OK, let's play on count, if you consider it as important. I don't mind, if it will help me to get closer to fulfill my goal. How many edits would you consider sufficient? I'll try to find that many technical-based problems here and fix them as much as I'll be able to.
      Danny B. 20:54, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
      • Cute. But wouldn't that be better in MediaWiki sourcecode so also other wikis can benefit from it? About edit count: if you answer the question I just asked with that it'd better be in Incubator because of..., I'll change my vote to support. It's just I saw no reason for the things you want to do and then saw you small editcount... --MF-W {a, b} 21:05, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
        • I was just writing the following add-on, so I cut'n'paste it here without change and will continue underneath.
          STARTJust wanted to add, that one of the reasons my editcount number is low also is, that my solutions from other wikis are being used here (and elsewhere) - eg. the current code of Recent changes has been developed by me on w:cs: and Timichal brought it here. So there's not so much to improve there since it already has been done on w:cs: (as I said I rarely submit unfinished stuff). :-) Also a bunch of templates for Wn/cs has been copied from w:cs: where I made them. Etc...END
          So I guess that pretty much answers your question, if I understood it correctly. Anything in any wiki (unless it's visible only for sysops) is reusable on other wiki, furthermore stylesheets and scripts (newly also gadgets) are easier reusable (and much more easier to change) then stuff hardcoded in source.
          Danny B. 21:21, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support per above. Cbrown1023 talk 17:26, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done Cbrown1023 talk 15:52, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Desysopping of Brion VIBBER and Angela

I propose the desysopping of Brion VIBBER (talk | contribs) and Angela (talk | contribs). Brion is just sysop because he has set up this wiki (he's a developer, like everyone knows). He can be sysop on every wiki whenever he wants, so he doesn't need sysop rights for technical reasons or something. Angela is an inactive administrator and bureaucrat (12 edits in 2007 and 28 edits in 2006). SPQRobin 16:34, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Support. SPQRobin 16:34, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. --MF-W {a, b} 16:36, 22 January 2008 (UTC) The policy clearly says: "inactive administrators may have their access removed. [...] "Inactive" means no edits in the past six months." But Angelas last edit was on 21. August. So 6 months would be over on 21. February. --MF-W {a, b} 13:47, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Brion, Oppose Angela (don't forget the logs: [7]) --Ooswesthoesbes 16:46, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    If you look at the logs, you can see she deleted a lot of pages, but on the same day.
    Reason: / Some background information: When I asked for sysop rights (at that moment, no one was active), I gave Category:Maintenance:Delete (containing +500 pages) as example why I needed the rights. No one reacted on my sysop request because no one was active. So I asked to Angela to look at my request, and (before she gave me the rights) she deleted the +500 pages in one time. SPQRobin 17:48, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    Well, fact is she has deleted 500 pages, which mean over 500 sysop actions in one year. She's active. --Ooswesthoesbes 18:33, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    So you are saying: 500 sysop actions in one day => 500 sysop actions in one year => active. SPQRobin 18:58, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    Jao. Otherwise most things will be inactive (especcialy wiktioanires and wikiquote: zh.wikt is one of the largest, almost everything is bot) --Ooswesthoesbes 19:08, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    What have bots to do with this? Anyway, we're getting off-topic :-) SPQRobin 19:18, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    Unclear was it what I said... Well, see recent changes there? Every edit is Volkov Bot so now and then you'll see one editor eding lots of pages. This does Angela too. (Sorry English teacher broke her back, I can hardly speak English today) --Ooswesthoesbes 19:21, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • I don't have any problems with this, but would like Angela to be contacted first. Cbrown1023 talk 17:39, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks for not even telling me about your proposal! I'm not inactive here - I'm just spreading my time across a lot of wikis (about 6000 of them) so my edits and deletions aren't regular here, but I am still following what's happening with this wiki and am available to step in when there are admin backlogs (as you can tell from the 1000 pages I deleted last year). Angela 17:27, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
    I wanted to tell it you, but I thought maybe you weren't watching your talk page here, so I didn't know what the best way is to contact you. SPQRobin 18:19, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
    • You could use Special:Emailuser - I have my email enabled on a lot of wikis, and certainly on those where I'm an admin. And my user page here links to two other user pages that have my email address and other contact info on them. I'm not hard to find. :) Angela 03:41, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

I and MF-Warburg propose this:

I guess other users would agree too. SPQRobin 14:12, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

True. --MF-W {a, b} 14:17, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Brion hasn't even created a user page... (don't go to the Limburgish Wikiquote...) --Ooswesthoesbes 15:56, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


Greetings all. I stumbled across Incubator a while back, but I neither stayed active, nor created an account, until yesterday—and I'm glad I have :) This project has a nice community-feel to it (perhaps the newborn-connotations of "incubator"?) and I'd be honoured to be a part of it.

Unfortunately, I'm not a talented linguist, and I wouldn't be effective as an editor with any of the in-testing projects. However, I'm a long-standing administrator on the english wikipedia, an administrator and bureaucrat on some other Wikis (including with the Wikimedia Foundation), and a general Wiki enthusiast, and an experienced troll-slayer. I know I can be effective as an administrator here on Inc., and thus I've decided to offer my services to the community at large.

It is rather regrettable that it is necessary to offer myself to you with no prior experience; however, the majority of the work I look forward to participating in is administrator-only (e.g., Special:Unusedimages, quick-deletions, site messages improvements, etc.). Thus, I am forced to nominate myself based solely on an honest desire to improve this project and my experience on other sites. If any consellation is needed, I can detail further indications of trust on other projects; but, rather than ringing off a list of hats, I'd prefer to answer any questions. Feel free to list them below ;) All the best, Anthøny 16:09, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't support this request because you are very new to this project and have few edits. I'd wait a few days, and then use the "backdoor": ask for test-sysopship (then you can help with delete etc, but not edit messages). SPQRobin 16:32, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
I understand you concerns; however, I'm angling towards the same vein as other now-active administrators, such as Cbrowne, who visited the site, found they liked it, but couldn't do much, and said the the community "folks, I can help here, but I need the sysop. bit"... The community trusted him, flagged him up, and he got set on improving the project. Hopefully I can do just that: get flagged up, and help improve incubator with the tools entrusted to me. Anthøny 18:17, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Dear Anðøný. I think you should prove you could be active and try again then. --Ooswesthoesbes 18:27, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Anthony: btw, Cbrown was sysopped when Incubator was new and just created. SPQRobin 18:40, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

  Not done because of the concerns above. --MF-W {a, b} 15:43, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


I need adminship here as it would be handy for importing closed projects to incubator. Thanks - VasilievVV 11:32, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Support. (it is btw the same reason I used in my RfA ~1year ago) --MF-W {a, b} 11:38, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
  •   support Not the same reason like me, but that's no reason to oppose. -Markvondeegel 05:34, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. SPQRobin 15:04, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. A.M.D.F. 17:31, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  • support .snoopy. 21:19, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Ya tozhe saportuju tebya ;-) (aka   support) — Danny B. 23:22, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 15:33, 19 May 2008 (UTC)


  • Translating is done on Betawiki. Or do you mean Incubator-specific translating? Then please give examples where this is needed. --MF-W {a, b} 14:09, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes, the Incubator specific stuff, found on Incubator:Translation project in the list as italic links. It cannot be done on Betawiki atm. --Purodha 15:51, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
    • Really? But I don't think that admin rights should be given out only for translating four or five messages (by the way, what would you do except de and ksh?). You can also ask an admin to add them. --MF-W {a, b} 16:41, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
      • Sure can I - only wanting to avoid unneccessary labour for others. See my language list for what else I can do. Btw. - don't know how much that applies here: 'translating' sometimes means simply copying and pasting from elsewhere. I've 'translated' hundreds of Babel-templates that way in most Wikipedias. :-) --Purodha 11:20, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
        • I have already been thinking about this "problem". Giving admin rights is not a good idea; better would be to give the "editinterface" right to a group other than sysop (autoconfirmed, or a new translator group). Or we can use templates to use in the MediaWiki messages (and use the system like template:test wiki/translations. Or maybe there's a better solution... SPQRobin 17:14, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
          • A special group with "editinterfeace" right was imho the straightfowardmost solution. Although I would not mind having more rights, I would likely rarely use them, at least atm. --Purodha 23:02, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

  Not done (for now). You will get translator rights once such a group is created. --MF-W {a, b} 14:14, 28 August 2008 (UTC)


i am mardetanha . i have been here for month es and i have been test-admin here also.So i think by being let's call it full-admin be more is my matrix --Mardetanha 16:34, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Support. --MF-W {a, b} 16:36, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  • I don't know him, I guess he's after my time (nao miener tied/na mijn tijd/¿nach meine Zeit?) But, looking to his contributions, I think it won't do harm giving him these extra buttons, so I support. --Ooswesthoesbes 16:44, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support SPQRobin 13:23, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Sure. Cbrown1023 talk 02:15, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 13:37, 26 September 2008 (UTC)


I would like to present a candidature of user Timpul for Incubator administrator. He was very helpful with Silesian Wikipedia, when this project has been tested here, later he helps with Gagaus language, now with Wymysiöeryś. As I know, he know also other rare languages, and know English much better than me. I supposed it doesn't make any sense for him to request test adminship for each language, today and in the future presents here, with which he is/will be working. He has a experience as an administrator in Silesian Wikipedia [8], and I have to say he is doing great job. I hope he will accept this nomination and will become an administrator here. Pls.wait for his acceptation with voting. Lajsikonik 14:50, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Oh right, I accept and thank ;) Timpul 14:52, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Lajsikonik 14:55, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Sorry, but No. His only activities were in the test projects mentioned above, so I don't see a reason for adminship. Please consider requesting test-adminship, which can also be given out for more than one project (see information above). --MF-W {a, b} 15:35, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

  Not done - This request has been open for ~3 weeks now. --MF-W {a, b} 17:06, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

John Vandenberg

Hello. I am an administrator on many WMF wikis, most importantly the Multilingual Wikisource which acts as the incubator for new Wikisource projects. I would like to spend more time on this incubator in order to assess the pros and cons of incubating projects here, in part to compare with our system on Wikisource, and also to provide meaningful response to meta:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Beta Wikiversity. I feel that while I am looking around here, it would be helpful if I can also get my fingers dirty with administration that I see needs doing. I do not feel comfortable requesting "test-administrator" as I dont have a specific project I wish to focus on. I have 60,000 edits to WMF projects, with 4,000 edits to non-English projects. If I become inactive, I am happy to request desysop. John Vandenberg 15:37, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Neutral. Why not, but just having registered and requesting adminship is not so nice. --MF-W {a, b} 16:05, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
    • Hi, sorry it has been a while for me to reply.
      I realise the request here is a bit out of order, but this would typically fall under the "temporary sysop" which this wiki doesnt have provision for. The "test-administrator" doesnt quite apply.
      I am not intending to, or likely to, perform strange decisions. I'm mostly interested in reviewing how the administation has been done here in the past, by viewing deleted pages, or order to access how well it works as an incubator. My deleted contribs here will show I have already had opportunity to use the tools in a reasonable matter, and I constantly see more by watching the RC feed, such as copy&paste moves, deletion request,blankings. John Vandenberg 14:19, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • It's indeed a bit of a strange request, but I understand your intention with this adminship. So, well, support. SPQRobin 17:40, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 14:52, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. John Vandenberg 05:50, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi, i have kind of a problem. I hate it when people have to work harder because of me.

I am active on this project with maintence. Fixing redirects, welcome new users. Nominate unused redirects for deletion. I have made a list with redirects that are cross namespace. Many of them are made when a page is moved so he has a prefix. I am also trying to work with a project robin told me. Many svg here are duplicates from commons. I am making sure local image aren't used anymore and link them to commons.

Placing a delete template on it is fine. It is more easy and fast if i can delete them myself. This unsigned comment was added by SterkeBak, 14:05, 5. Nov. 2008.

  •   Done (a day earlier, but there's no oppose and we like to welcome new enthusiastic users :p) SPQRobin 22:13, 10 November 2008 (UTC)




I would like to ask the comnunety to give me admin rights. I used to edit on a other name (for reason and more info contac me on irc) on that account I had adminrights on Incubator.

I am working on Incubator on a daily basis. I am mostly active with welcoming new users, tagging redirects without a prefix for deletion and patrolling the recent changes.

It would be more easy for me if I could delete the redirects instade of tagging it.

I am also a Adminstrator on Commons and a importer on simple wikibooks.

I hope you trust me this tools, Abigor talk 15:02, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

  support yes --Mardetanha 15:11, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. --MF-W {a, b} 17:18, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Support SPQRobin 19:06, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
  oppose Abigor doesn't know the difference between script and language ; but it's not very important (because Abigor can teach himself, if he reads books) : Abigor tags first for deletion what he doesn't understand, without thinking of the result : a kind of vandalism ; and this is very important, because it's his personality (which he can't change, even with book reading) ; if Abigor has sysop rights, he will delete first, whithout thinking after. Strong oppose. --Budelberger 18:19, 19 January 2009 (UTC) ( ).
I know the difference between a language and a script.. But the script is written in a specific language so how do you think I don't understand? If I can't read it but it started with a name that is also a language I will move it into a prefix, that you noticed that it is a script language is only good teamwork. Abigor talk 18:54, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Could you please give us an example, Budelberger? --MF-W {a, b} 16:26, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 14:28, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

« Done » and well done ; ça va être beau, l'Incubator, maintenant. --Budelberger 16:08, 27 January 2009 (UTC) ( ).
Thank you all for your trust. Abigor talk 17:30, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


I'd like to request adminship to assist with stopping vandals and other general maintenance tasks around Incubator. I have helped out for a while, including with temporary adminship back in 2007. Lately I've been checking incubator a few times a day, flagging things for Cbrown1023 to delete. I know Casey enjoys deleting all these pages and blocking users, but I also don't feel that poking him everytime I need something (which has been often) is the best choice either -- especially not when there's vandalism in progress. If I could do these things on my own, I think it would make things easier on all of us. :-) --Az1568 02:12, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

  •   support I encouraged Az1568 to apply, I think he'd make a great, helpful sysop on Incubator. Cbrown1023 talk 02:16, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
  •   support Az1568 has a proven record of reverting vandalism on interwiki projects. --Jose77 02:33, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
  •   support --.snoopy. 12:26, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
  •   Done Abigor talk 01:32, 7 November 2009 (UTC)



Yesterday Abigor started to import nl-Wikinews to Incubator. On that project I did much maintenance work as admin and together with other users we kept it free from vandalism. Now I want to clean it up after importing it and help it being on Incubator. I also have the admintools on some other projects for some time and I am active on the several Wikimedia-projects for about 6 years. I can read and understand most Germanic and Romance languages/dialects, and also some other languages. I herby want to request adminship on Incubator to do maintenance on this project where it is needed or where I can help other people or where vandalism is met. I do not want to be bound to just on test, because I like to help where help is needed, which can be on several languages. Greetings - Romaine 14:27, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

  •   support - User has my full support, I think he can do good work here on Incubator with the admin buttons. I granted him testadmin yesterday for helping with the cleaning the import. But this will be revoked after the import is done so the real admin buttons could be great for him. Huib talk 18:22, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Permanent test-adminship is much more appropiate for this as you only contributed to wn/nl so far, so I oppose on normal sysop access (however support for test-adminship). (And Abigor, please add at least a note here if you give bot status to someone). --MF-W {a, b} 19:22, 25 March 2010 (UTC) / comment changed at 20:20, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Permanent test-adminship limits where I may do anything if help is needed, and that is why I request for the normal adminship. As I have encountered on several small projects, that it is very uneasy not being able to help if there is a need for help. I also have been involved in general maintenance on several projects, where this maintenance couldn't been done properly without the tools. And I noticed already a backlog on this project. Greetings - Romaine 21:33, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
      • This is indeed true; and it is very joyful to hear that you are so eager to do this maintenance, however as you are rather new here, I'd prefer if you first became a bit more familiar with the Incubator (whether with permanent test-adminship or not is not important), do maintenance that can be done without sysop access too (it exists!), and then request full sysop status again if you still want to. --MF-W {a, b} 17:40, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Granted, as he is working a lot on maintenance and clean-up. SPQRobin 20:02, 29 March 2010 (UTC)


I was administrator (and burocrat) on the nl-wilnews that is closed and imported here. For continuing that a test-adminstrator would be logical admin rights. For general maintenance on the site, currently for creating templates like Template:User language/nl and corresponding categories, I would like to be granted the rights of administrator. HenkvD 12:06, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

  • I'm ok with granting test-admin rights, but not with granting full sysop rights. It is now possible to create subpages of Template:User language, and (prefixed) categories can be created as non-sysop too. --MF-W {a, b} 18:45, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
I can now create templates (thanks), but I am still unable to create categories (like Category:Template subpages). HenkvD 12:28, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
There is no need to create that category (and if so, it would have another name). Aditionally it is only in rare cases necessary to create unprefixed categories. --MF-W {a, b} 15:23, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
For further information: my brreacrat rights at the closed nl.wininews and I am/was also very active as Administrator on strategy wiki. HenkvD 12:35, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

I extend the time for discussion until tomorrow midnight (->the night to Monday), as there are some matters/doubts I would like to have solved first. --MF-W {a, b} 17:39, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Test-adminship granted (for wn/nl), no adminship because of [no recent maintenance contributions at all. --MF-W {a, b} 15:11, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the test-adminship for wn/nl. As for recent maintenance contributions: until 17 April I could not create subpages of templates, on 18 April I could (thanks) but then a few days I could not, now is is possible again. I still can't create general categories, like Category:User aa. So what kind of recent maintenance contributions would you like to have seen? HenkvD 17:51, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, general maintenance is not limited to things related Babel/user language templates and categories - which you seem to like a lot (Please just ask to change MediaWiki:Titleblacklist if you feel that we need these categories here - or that something should be exempted from the unprefixed block). I:LOUP and Unprefixed templates are maintenance things you can also work on without sysop tools, for example, and looking at your recent contributions, I only noticed Template:User language and wn/nl stuff. So, it was not evident to me that you need adminship. Feel free to disabuse me :) or to do maintenance and request against then... /me hides... --MF-W {a, b} 17:32, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
For now I want to work on the babel templates and catogories. I thought I needed admin rights for that, as I don't konw how and where to ask or change. The Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard does not have a reference to this either. Can you arrange to put these on the MediaWiki:Titleblacklist or so. HenkvD 18:22, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
I have now allowed creation of Category:User xx pages. --MF-W {a, b} 15:53, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I withdraw my request for administrator rights. HenkvD 18:10, 29 April 2010 (UTC)


I don't have much experience here, but I promise that in future will be an outstanding admin. Thanks. Memo18 14:32, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Don't you think this is a quite meager request that won't convince us to sysop you? --MF-W {a, b} 17:34, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
But test sysop can receive? I want to make Wikiversity Romanian.--Memo18 18:36, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Test wikiversities cannot be created here; you have to use betawikiversity: to do that. --MF-W {a, b} 14:18, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

(was not done --MF-W {a, b} 16:21, 28 May 2010 (UTC))



I left because all the drama Jimbo Wales did on Commons but the coast is clear now and I would like to have my tools back so I can start working again :)

  • admin
  • crat
  • importer

There is a backlog with deletions and there are still projects in Bugzilla that needs to be imported so I would like to start as fast as possible ;) Huib talk 15:29, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

  • support! Welcome back - good that uploading is disabled here ;-) --MF-W {a, b} 16:06, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
I gave back his flags to him , Welcome back Mardetanha talk 21:07, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
I do protest. Although I would not have expected any negative opinions on this request, we should stick to the policy, which prescribes 3 days for importer requests and 7 for adminships. --MF-W {a, b} 11:24, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

(  Done meanwhile)


Haj :) I would like to request "permanent" adminship (=normal adminship) at the incubator. There are several reasons:

  1. I now have about 10.000 tests here and I am too lazy to keep on requesting test adminship :)
  2. I'm quite often online.
  3. When I see an admin job to be done I have to do it, but I don't feel like it's appropriate because I'm only a test-admin.
  4. I can't edit some pages (f.e. mediawiki).
  5. I'd like to take some pressure off of the current admins.

I'm admin at li.wikt (also bureaucrat), li.wq, oldwikis, lb.wikt, been temp. admin on, chr.wikt (and probably some other sites too) and several million non-wikimedia sites. (and test-admin here :P) --OWTB 16:10, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Support.--J Subhi pemandiran 14:07, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes please - definitely support! --MF-W {a, b} 16:47, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
+1 support In Wp/frr (and many more test-projects) OWTB did (and is doing) a great job! --Murma174 16:07, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
support per Murma174 and as known from the Oldwikisource -jkb- 16:49, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 15:19, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you :) --OWTB 10:15, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Andrijko Z.

  • Hello. I'd like to be an addmin here, in Incubator. Early I was a test-admin of the Gagauz Wikipedia, now I'm working in whole Incubator.--Andrijko Z. 15:10, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Why not.. All help is welcome :) SPQRobin 00:28, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 22:33, 25 November 2010 (UTC)



Jeff G.

  • Should we be impressed? What is the reason why you are applying for sysop status? Where are your contributions to Incubator? --MF-W {a, b} 21:47, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
    • I would like to help fight vandalism here, especially cross-wiki vandalism. I started with this warning. I would also like to do other Administrator-only tasks, like deletion/restoration, protection/unprotection, blocking/unblocking, etc.   — Jeff G. ツ 03:16, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
Nice to hear that, but don't you think it's a bit overhasty if you already request sysop rights after making ONE warning to an IP? --MF-W {a, b} 20:07, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
Also, nobody cares about your flags on "test wikis", or any wiki for that matter, it's not relevant to THIS wiki. You'll start to come off as a "flag collector", which is exactly what this comes off as. --Charitwo 23:06, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

  Not done --MF-W {a, b} 19:56, 16 January 2011 (UTC)


Hello, I've been able to read the policies listed on this page and at Incubator:Policy, and would like to if given the sysop tools be a little more active around Incubator:Maintenance. Having the sysop tools gives me a little more advantage in helping this wiki by:

Speedily removing vandalism. When passing by here to inspect any blatant vandalism alerted by the bots on the IRC channel #cvn-sw — which is sometimes where I hang out when I go for rounds in crosswiki antivandalism — the additional abilities will more efficiently get rid of vandals from harming the wiki.

Wikignomish work. I currently run a bot named User:(1.VSNCT)Bot which runs on a pywikipedia file called used to fix DoubleRedirects. It also has a second part for fixing BrokenRedirects; however I'm not keen on adding sysop functionality to a bot. I believe that task should be left up for a human to review, and I can do that if the admin tools were instead transferred to me.

Cleaning up ListFiles. I realize that uploads have been disabled on this wiki (bug 11168) per this discussion and I'd like to help in transferring the files from here to Commons, and then deleting the rest as they come. I have a fair bit of experience transferring files between enwiki and Commons. TeleComNasSprVen 23:24, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh, one other point I'd like to make clarified. Is it a prerequisite for administrators to have a working email enabled in their Special:Preferences? If yes and my request happens to fail because of that, I'd like to make a note on this page about it :) TeleComNasSprVen 23:41, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
No, it isn't; but you can be sure, if it were, someone would have checked whether you fulfilled that requirement and would have informed you about it. --MF-W {a, b} 17:21, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

  Done as there were no objections. --MF-W {a, b} 16:08, 29 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I am here to request for administrator access on this wiki so that I can do occasional maintenance tasks that is only available to administrators. As most of you know, I am already an importer here and I have imported a few closed wikis already. With the administrator right, I can continue to render my help to this wiki, plus additional tools to be able to aid me. I am already an administrator on the Strategic Planning and a rollbacker on both Simple English Wikipedia and Simple English Wiktionary. Many thanks . Hydriz 12:53, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Support. SPQRobin 12:58, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Support. --MF-W {a, b} 20:26, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

  Done as there were no objections. SPQRobin 13:19, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Removing rights of TeleComNasSprVen

According to the experiences in past days with so many hot-headed actions of TeleComNasSprVen I am suggesting to remove his rights, as his actions using admin rights very often create issues and additional work rather then save it.

  1. Support. — Danny B. 21:19, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
  2. Support. SPQRobin 21:22, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
  3. Support. --MF-W {a, b} 21:25, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

  Done by stewards on Meta. Hydriz 07:59, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Ebe123 (talk | contribs)

I have been here for some time, mostly active on Wp/frc. If I become an sysop, I would focus mainly on deletions and user requests. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 12:32, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Doesn't people have to support or oppose? 6 days have passed with no comment. Is it okay? Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 13:00, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Well, it's rather unusual in the case of normal adminship requests, but what is written above for test-adminship is valid here too: 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.
Now your request has been here for 7 days, so   Done as there were no objections. :-) --MF-W {a, b} 14:13, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Vugar 1981 (talk | contribs)

Hi. I want to be an admin here. I mostly active on Wn/az and Wt/gag. I know Turkish and Russian, and prevent some vandalism. [11] [12] [13] [14] --N KOziTalk 07:02, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

  •   Support, Good work as a test-sysop! Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 09:30, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
  • On the one hand, you say you know Turkish & Russian which could be very useful here (could you perhaps update the Babel on your userpage?). On the other hand, what would you want to do with admin rights that you can't with test-admin rights? SPQRobin 15:41, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
    Updated. Test-admins because was connected to one project he cannot move in other projects very comfortable. Sorry for my english. --N KOziTalk 04:52, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
    Are you planning to stay here after the creation of Wn/az and Wt/gag? --OWTB 12:25, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes, this is important experience for me. I am in thought of to render assistance development of the projects being in Asian and Northern European languages. --N KOziTalk 13:03, 24 October 2011 (UTC)


Cekli829 (talk | contribs)

Greetings all. I am Cekli829, registered at Azerbaijan Wikipedia since 8 February 2009. I am an translator on translatewiki, as well as sysop on Azerbaijani Wikipedia and Azerbaijani Wikiquote. I want to be an admin here. I wish to offer my services to the community as a admin. I mostly active on Wn/az. I know Azerbaijani and Turkish, and prevent some vandalism. Thank you for your consideration! --Cekli829 08:44, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

While I am glad to have you on board the administrator team, but we do have a large amount of people working to fight vandalism. Your edits were indeed impressive, and your work on the Azerbaijan Wikipedia proves you to be someone capable of becoming an administrator, but I have doubts about what you would be doing with this right. I would prefer it if you were to devote your time on your own test wiki and become a proper administrator when this new wiki is created, rather then earning the right and being unable to help out much due to the amount of administrators working on this wiki. --Hydriz 14:27, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
I agree with Hydriz. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 20:47, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

  Not done per the concerns above. --MF-W {a, b} 12:56, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Cekli829 (talk | contribs)

Greetings all. I am Cekli829, registered at Azerbaijan Wikipedia since 8 February 2009. I am an translator on translatewiki, as well as sysop on Azerbaijani Wikipedia and Azerbaijani Wikiquote. I want to be an admin here. I wish to offer my services to the community as a admin. I mostly active on Wn/az. If I become an sysop, I would focus mainly on deletions and user requests. Thank you for your consideration! --Cekli829 (talk) 10:24, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Oppose, good contributor, with sysop experience. But we have a good team of sysops already and I echo Hydriz's comment: "While I am glad to have you on board the administrator team, but we do have a large amount of people working to fight vandalism. Your edits were indeed impressive, and your work on the Azerbaijan Wikipedia proves you to be someone capable of becoming an administrator, but I have doubts about what you would be doing with this right. I would prefer it if you were to devote your time on your own test wiki and become a proper administrator when this new wiki is created, rather then earning the right and being unable to help out much due to the amount of administrators working on this wiki." from your previous RfA at 8 February 2012. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 00:43, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
Why not? Sorry for my english. I was before I test-admin. I good work a test-sysop! Test-admins because was connected to one project he cannot move in other projects very comfortable. So I would like to authorized sysop. Best regards, --Cekli829 (talk) 06:01, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
It is not answering "I would prefer it if you were to devote your time on your own test wiki and become a proper administrator when this new wiki is created, rather then earning the right and being unable to help out much due to the amount of administrators working on this wiki." So my oppose is just about your test-wiki (will it still be active?) and that we already have enough sysops. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 11:09, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
Postscript: If you don't mind, this is a correction of your comment above. "Why not? Sorry for my english. I was a ("I was" means what you were before so before is unneded and "I" means you while you were a test-admin) test-admin. I've done well as (In english, we do not say I good work as work here is not a verb, good is not an adverb, and I is a pronown) a test-sysop! Test-admins are ("Test-admins" is not an argument, so because must be replaced by are) connected to one project. (run-on sentence, new subject (he) after verb) He (capitalize) cannot move in other projects very comfortably. (well would work here, but confortable is a adjective, while that comfortably is a adverb and there are no nowns) So I would like to be a (to have "to authorized sysop" is stating that "authorized sysop" is a verb) authorized sysop. Best regards,"

  closing this as withdrawn per the test-adminship request. --MF-W {a, b} 14:28, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

regret... --Cekli829 (talk) 04:32, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Inactivity desysoppings, June 2012

Well, per the recent policy change (discussion), I've looked at the admin activity and I think these are those which are inactive according to the policy:

  • Az1568: last edits in December 2009, last log actions in March 2010.
  • Cbrown1023: last 3 edits: Nov. 2010, July 2011, February 2012; last log actions at the end of 2009, 1 right change in 2011.
  • Mardetanha: edits in 2011: 6 because of right changes. Last log actions: the mentioned renamings, and 1 deletion in Nov. 2011.

Any comments, questions, protests? Otherwise I'll request the removal of rights by stewards. --MF-W {a, b} 17:23, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

No problem. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 18:26, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Don't like to see them inactive but it is the way it is. Support. --OWTB (talk) 12:35, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

I have a question. Would the desysopping include the removal of other rights? Az1568 also being a crat, Cbrown also being a crat and importer, and Mardetanha only being an importer (not a sysop!). --OWTB (talk) 12:43, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Well, as bureaucrat status is only avaiable for sysops, I'd say it should be removed too. For importer status, I think we can also remove it when someone is desysopped because of inactivity. Mardetanha was also a bureaucrat and sysop, but he removed the rights by himself (I addressed all three users on their Meta talk pages).
On a personal note, I also don't like it to see them inactive and am sure that they could get the rights back if they become active again here. --MF-W {a, b} 13:15, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Just recording here that according to the request received I've performed the requested rights removals. Best regards. --MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:33, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

I've meanwhile also removed the importer statuses per my statement above. --MF-W {a, b} 19:24, 5 July 2012 (UTC)




cab I be a administrator as like as [15]?
please help meMogoeilor (talk) 15:27, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Close the discussion below and continue discussing here? --Adriano Morelli (talk) 15:37, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it is possible to become an administrator on Incubator, instead of a test-administrator. However, why do you request this? "Normal" adminship is not affiliated with any test-project in particular. In your initial request (which I had moved to the test-adminship request section because of that) you mentioned you wanted to become an admin for Wp/lrc [only?]. --MF-W {a, b} 18:00, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

thanks I mean I want to be administrator in wiki incubator as like as you not in luri lrc only. what do you mean "Normal adminship is not affiliated with any test-project in particular" I don't understand your mean? whether adminship has facilities of testadminship for testproject or they are same?Mogoeilor (talk) 18:38, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Test-adminship is only for some wiki(s); the "normal" adminship is for the whole project (in this case it's Incubator).
Why do you want to be an administrator? --Adriano Morelli (talk) 21:22, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

I request adminship to help out in the incubator.I really like the idea of the incubator, the fact that you can see new projects spring up into their own wikis. I have recently become more active on the Incubator with general cleanup and feel that this will become easier with the admin tools. I am seasoned editor over at Mogoeilor(usually helping out behind-the-scenes), and I believe I'm familiar with relevant policies here. I request adminship to help with backlogs of any sort, requests, new initiatives and anything else I will be glad to help with! Mogoeilor (talk) 02:15, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

But you even don't know basic things such as renaming of pages. --Midnight Gambler (talk) 07:33, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
you right but I learned that and know how to change the name of the pages!!!Mogoeilor (talk) 08:43, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
Congratulations for copying sentences from a failed adminship request from 2007. --MF-W {a, b} 18:23, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm so sorry about this case pardon me I want to be adminstrator for help to incubator projects and I want to be more active in luri languages test projects and I'm member of incubator wikimedia for 11 months and I really love icubator projects and I want to spend more time to throw in incubator projects and I know more about incubator policeis I need this point to be more active and effetiveness again I'm so so sorry for copping that text pardom me and help me!!!Mogoeilor (talk) 02:17, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
I really like wiki test projects and I want to throw in more in test projects and I want to learn more and moreMogoeilor (talk) 02:01, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

  Not done Dear Mogoeilor, we are very happy that you are interested in helping out on Incubator. However, from the discussion above, there does appear to be some concern as to giving you full adminship on Incubator. First, if you do want to help out in general on Incubator, you should first do so, as well as learn more about the various processes and policies, before requesting full adminship. Secondly, I think it is more valued to be a test-administrator to take care of a test wiki, since that is ultimately what we aim for here. We would be very happy to see Luri Wikipedia be successfull. Thank you for your understanding, SPQRobin (talk) 20:09, 14 May 2014 (UTC)


I was a former admin, so can help here. I'll deal with speedy deletions and spam. --Homeontherange (talk) 19:13, 15 August 2014 (UTC)


Inactivity removal (Andrijko Z.)

An information: I requested on Meta to desysop Andrijko Z., who was inactive per the policy. It was done. --MF-W {a, b} 18:22, 2 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to become an administrator to help on maintaining and help on adding/modifying required javascript and stylesheet code for new projects. Mjbmr Talk 09:08, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

  • I am admin of Baluchi languate project, I   Support (Mjbmr) for this adminship process.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 22:31, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I am admin of luri languate project, I   Support (Mjbmr) for this adminship process.Mogoeilor (talk) 01:52, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Wouldn't it be better if you had translator instead of administrator rights instead if you wish to modify javascript and stylesheet codes? Adminship seems to be too much compared to what you are requesting for. --Hydriz (talk) 14:01, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Hydriz, probably you're right, but I requested letting me help on maintaining as well, that would be great. Mjbmr Talk 15:55, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I am admin of Arabic wikivoyage project, I   Support --فلورانس (talk) 15:58, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I   Support, He will be a verry good Admin. --محک (talk) 08:08, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I am admin of South Azerbaijani wikivoyage project, I   Support (Mjbmr) --Koroğlu (talk) 13:22, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I am test-admin of Urdu wikivoyage and Pashto Wikiquote project, I   Support Mjbmr--UsmanKhan (talk) 16:18, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Which JS / CSS stuff for "new projects" do you plan to do? --MF-W {a, b} 17:07, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
First of all I want to thank everyone who have supported me, MF-Warburg such a this requested help which required edit on this or such a this request which I though it was required and without community wouldn't edit well and grow their wiki, also if you take a look at this edit, you see there are a bunch of old codes that need to take of. And by new projects I mean growing wikis that their community are willing to get their site. I'm sure I always can give some help here. Mjbmr Talk 20:10, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Some concerns were raised on your RFA on Meta: [16] What is your response to this? --Rschen7754 21:13, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
    • Well, you thanked me for that comment, but you did not reply. I will take that as your declining to comment on these concerns, and formally   Oppose. (Disclosure: I am not very active on Incubator). --Rschen7754 01:02, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I   Oppose this person for concerns raised in his/her RfA in meta. Literally a hat collector. Ladsgroup (talk) 20:07, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
  •   Oppose This user has been blocked indefinitely in persian wikipedia and he was blocked for 3 years in meta and his last RfA in meta ended with 0% support. He is a hat collector. I don't trust him with any adminship access. (talk) 20:29, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong   Support, I am user of Balochi language projects,I believe that this person can help our projects.Great Balochistan (talk) 00:35, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong   Support, I am user of luri language projects,I believe that this person can help our projects. and he is honest person and he is trust man.Sajadlor (talk) 02:06, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
  •   Oppose He is a hat collector! H.Fatemi 11:45, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong   Support, I am user of luri language projects,I believe that this person can help our projects. he is very good man and he helps to other wikies please help himLurvand (talk) 12:14, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
  • User:Mogoeilor is busy with vote-stacking and inviting others for support this RfA !! -- ARASH PT  talk  13:35, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
  •   Oppose After reading the comments above and the point raised by (regarding canvassing), it worries me to have such a user obtain adminship. I don't see the trustworthiness in this user to have the sysop tools, and accompanied by the fact that the supports that this user have been receiving seems to be very similar to be true. --Hydriz (talk) 15:01, 28 April 2015 (UTC) Removing my vote, clarified some issues with the nominee --Hydriz (talk) 22:43, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I suspected some canvassing is done, and indeed my hunch was correct. Jianhui67 (talk) 23:18, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
  • From Baluchi language wiki-test project , he is very active for our projects and can help our projects so I strong   Support him.Sarm-Baloch (talk) 00:17, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong   Support, he have done good things, why not? Zack90 (talk) 05:01, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

  Not done: Several concerns raised; no consensus on whether he should get administrator access. SPQRobin (talk) 16:01, 1 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi! I have been active contributor in Wikimedia projects for more than a year and I am in Incubator since October. I want to get sysop rights to help out with maintance tasks, especially deletion of the pages per speedy deletion criterias, also blocking vandals and rollbacking vandalism. Here I am a test sysop of Wy/eo, in other projects I am known as TA and sysop of eowiki. I think that Incubator community will only benefit from my help as I am constructive user and familiar with sysop duties. --Ochilov (talk) 11:19, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

  •   Support. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 11:58, 26 December 2015 (UTC).
  • Oppose. First of all, I do not think this user will be particularly helpful as an admin, as can be seen e.g. from his votes on this page - he seems to oppose requests at random in test-projects he's not even active in. Others he supports also for no particular reason. Second, the bot proposal below shows a lack of knowledge of Incubator mechanics (prefixes/I:CASE in that case). And then the concerns were not even addressed, he just uttered something about him being test-admin in Wy/eo and therefore authorizing his bot to run (by which authority?) Also, the fact that (he thinks) he is known "as TA and sysop of eowiki" shows a strange fixation on user-rights. I daresay he is a hat-collector, as can be seen by e.g. his first RFA on Meta from Dec. 2014, in which also another right request is mentioned, his second Meta RFA from just this month (withdrawn after less than a day), which was followed by a needless bot right request there (also withdrawn). --MF-W {a, b} 23:59, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
    MF-W, you think that I am a hat-collector? :( --Ochilov (talk) 04:53, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
    MF-W, what if I get temporary adminship for 2 or 3 months, and after this you will review my work as admin and decide, whether to renew adminship or not? About my votes - I vote for users, who contribute a lot in their tests. Is that prohibitat? About hat-collecting - I took off my global IP-block exempt immediately when I fixed the problem with my internet provider. I do want to help out with maintance here. --Ochilov (talk) 05:13, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
The reasons, that you have given, don't show that Ochilov is breaking any rules. He is not a hat-collector, he knows a lot of languages and loves to help in Wikimedia Projects. I know him because of his work in Russian and English Wikipedias. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 06:37, 27 December 2015 (UTC).
I   Support this user. He is doing outstanding work in Esperanto Wikipedia and may be of useful here too. --Antarktulo (talk) 11:37, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Per MF-Warburg. Additionally, the current group of admins can perfectly handle maintance. An extra hand is always welcome, but it needs to be someone who knows the ins and outs of the incubator. --OWTB (talk) 13:28, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
    Relying on the opinion of my collegue OWTB, whom I trust, I am withdrawing the request. There is no reason having additional hat when there is no significant need of this, right? ;) --Ochilov (talk) 17:57, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

  Not done. User withdrew. --OWTB (talk) 12:39, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Just a comment that Incubator indeed has a steep learning curve. If you feel that certain things should be changed or clarified, please start a new topic on the community portal so that we can address it together. Incubator isn't run by the admins alone and everyone has a part to play in ensuring that it is simple to use and learn. If you need help on understanding Incubator mechanics, please ask. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 14:24, 30 December 2015 (UTC)


Илья Драконов

Urgently require administrator rights. I will be a good admin, I promice. We had a very big vandal attack tonight. I need the rights to rely on myself, not on other admins. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 09:43, 5 January 2016 (UTC).

Ok. I want to help fight vandalism and do admin work. I think that I have grown up as a test-admin and now can go further. Also, I would like to work in other wiki's, not only in Wp/orv (were I've done a lot). Best regards, Ilya Drakonov (talk) 07:21, 8 January 2016 (UTC).
  Support Trusted user and a good friend of mine ;) But the longer rationale would be good as well :D --Ochilov (talk) 09:55, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 10:00, 5 January 2016 (UTC).
"Urgently [...] Urgently" is not a very convincing rationale. Apparently you handled the vandalism well with your test-admin rights. So apparently there is no urgency. --MF-W {a, b} 19:39, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
I do not have the ability to protect pages and delete pages outside my wiki. I don't think it is a problem for me to become one of you. I have almost 1000 edits, so I can help you. I love the incubator and want to help. Best regards, Ilya Drakonov (talk) 19:45, 5 January 2016 (UTC).
>you handled the vandalism well> Actually, it was me, who rollbacked 80% of his vandal edits and marked his pages for deletion, MF-W. --Ochilov (talk) 06:11, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. Mr Drakonov is doing well here. I support with both hands. Vladislavus (talk) 13:05, 7 January 2016 (UTC).
Cheers! Ilya Drakonov (talk) 14:29, 7 January 2016 (UTC).
  •   Support. Ilya is doing good job in the Incubator, he will be a great administrator. Ilya0103 (talk) 15:06, 7 January 2016 (UTC).
  •   Support --Agilight (talk) 16:26, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Well, then I   Support too. Hilldriver (talk) 17:45, 7 January 2016 (UTC).
Thanks to all the guys above! Ilya Drakonov (talk) 17:50, 7 January 2016 (UTC).
  •   Support. I don't see any problems in this. AlnashPiyash (talk) 18:43, 7 January 2016 (UTC).
  • Oppose I don't think this is a good idea. The nomination rationale at least does not quite seem to be convincing. --Vogone (SWMT) 20:35, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
What do you mean? I look like a bad guy? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 07:17, 8 January 2016 (UTC).
  •   Support, Может он может.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 21:11, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I   Support Ilya, we are working together in other wiki's and I know he will be a good admin here. Евгения Хромцова (talk) 07:57, 8 January 2016 (UTC).
  •   Support, оf course. Good job. I don't see any problems in this, too. AHercog (talk) 09:49, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Neutral until user is able to provide a good rationale for the tools. Jianhui67 (talk) 11:16, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
I will work on the Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard, look for vandalism in small projects and handle it. Protect pages, if it is needed and do other admin's work. Best regards, Ilya Drakonov (talk) 11:46, 8 January 2016 (UTC).
Thank you, Kaiyr. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 15:45, 10 January 2016 (UTC).
  • As test administrator, you already have the tools to fight sudden vandal attacks. So in your request I do not see sufficient reason to need admin rights. SPQRobin (talk) 13:47, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

  Not done A need for the admin tools was not really demonstrated. Several blocks (as test-admin) made in the name of vandal-fighting are also quite questionable, e.g. IPs blocked for 6 months after one edit, which is not even rolled back or deleted). Additionally, several of the support voters have made their first edit on Incubator with these votings, they were obviously canvassed. --MF-W {a, b} 00:13, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Ibrahim khashrowdi

Hello! I want to get sysop rights to help other projects outside of my projects (Wp/bgn, wp/bgp, wp/bcc), I can help all 'RTL' projects in incubator.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 22:34, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

  •   Support.--Kaiyr (talk) 14:49, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Ilyaskhorasani (talk) 12:28, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support.--AlnashPiyash (talk) 18:05, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. --Дагиров Умар (talk) 20:32, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The status of test administrator, which you already have, is meant for helping such projects. We can simply extend your administrator rights to the mentioned projects; I see no need for full administrator rights. SPQRobin (talk) 13:49, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose, based on the lack of understanding policies demonstrated below in the test-adminship request of Sultanselim baloch where he proposed to "pass on" his test-adminship status. --MF-W {a, b} 00:14, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per previous two comments. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:52, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per MF-W. Jianhui67 (talk) 16:34, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per previous comments and lack of community support. --OWTB (talk) 13:55, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

  Not done I think it can be safely said that there is a lack of consensus. --MF-W {a, b} 16:19, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Yair rand

I've been doing technical work for the various sign language projects (such as the ASL Wikipedia) here on Incubator over the past two and a half years, helping build scripts to make it possible to view and edit sign language pages. This has frequently required requesting administrator assistance for every change to interface pages, which slows things down more than I'd like. (The fact that many of the scripts involved are in my userspace makes things easier, but a lot of changes need direct editing of Mediawiki-namespace pages.) More recently, I wrote a script to ease editing in general here on Incubator that, if implemented, would be a lot easier to maintain if I had interface editing rights.

This is a somewhat unconventional request, as I probably won't be focusing on most of the general work done by administrators (deletions, blocking, protection).

I am currently an administrator on the English Wiktionary and on, and was previously an admin on Wikidata (removed due to inactivity). --Yair rand (talk) 23:35, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

  •   Support Trusted user. His arguments for administrator access seem legit to me. I don't see any problem with him getting admin access if he does not do general clean-up. --OWTB (talk) 13:57, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Jianhui67 (talk) 14:51, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 16:03, 5 February 2016 (UTC)


requesting for adminship --Maathavan (talk) 15:53, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

  •   Oppose test-adminship Wy/ta, not the adminship. 16:07, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
  • And why are you applying? --Ochilov (talk) 11:09, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Maybe you mean test-adminship and you just mistaken? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 08:57, 13 March 2016 (UTC).
Ilya Drakonov no, Iam requesting for administrator to fight vandalism and work some other duties to incubator.--Maathavan (talk) 08:26, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

  Not done --MF-W {a, b} 00:35, 19 March 2016 (UTC)


I have been a test administrator now for several months. Beyond any work on my own projects, I have been contributing at Incubator in a number of ways, including (a) helping people work on templates, especially in rtl languages, (b) using the partial administrator tools that I have to roll back vandalism or delete vandalism pages, and (c) staying vigilant and communicating with the current administrators on other violations of policy here. Additionally, I am currently an administrator on Ladino Wikipedia. I think I can be helpful to the current administrators here by joining them. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:32, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Support Steven does useful work here and I'm sure he'll make good use of the tools. --MF-W {a, b} 23:25, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, agree with MF-Warburg. SPQRobin (talk) 14:32, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 15:16, 26 November 2016 (UTC)


Mogoeilor (2)

I would like to become an administrator for the wiki incubator, I started editing this test wiki bqi and lrc wikipedia for 3 years old . please give me this favor.Mogoeilor (talk) 04:47, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Oppose. Incubator is not a nice initiative. --MF-W {a, b} 13:17, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

please give me a favor I want to help the wikimedia. best wishes.Mogoeilor (talk) 15:33, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

  Not done I don't think any of us think your intentions are anything other than entirely appropriate, Mogoeilor. That said, no one supported your request here. One thing that is important to remember is that while this project is a multilingual project, and all languages are equally welcome, we do our administrative work in English. Every full administrator in this project speaks English at a -3 level or better (per self-reported Babel). It's very possible to be an extremely effective test-administrator with weak English. It's much harder to be a full administrator with weak English.
The other thing I think that MF-W was saying is that Wikimedia sees this project as far more than merely "a nice initiative". This project is an important part of Wikimedia's effort to make its projects more widely available. Accordingly, we work as hard to make sure everything on this project is done appropriately as people do, say, on English Wikipedia. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:34, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

bachounda (Wp/arq, Wt/arq and other)

My test adminship in wikipedia algerian expire this 29 May. I focusing my work on two projects wp and wt Algerian dialects add to this

  • I need pages protection privilege (to protect some key pages across multiples changes )
  • I want Manipulate some scripts directly without posting request to another administrators (to save time)
  • I receive help from another incubated projects and I want to have the green light to make modifications on other projects if needed.

Thank you. --Bachounda (talk) 09:47, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Discussion open until 09:47, 28 May 2017 (UTC) StevenJ81 (talk) 15:58, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Concerning your needs beyond the test-administrator toolset, I have a couple of questions, related to your three points above:
  • Can you give an example of times when you needed page protection and couldn't get it? Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard is typically not so busy that we can't take care of such things fairly easily and promptly.
  • Again, can you give examples?
  • Typically, if your language skills are good enough to help these other projects, you and they can nominate you to be a test-admin on those projects, too. Most of the time, full administrators don't do anything on active individual test projects that regular users can't do, other than deleting pages on request.
StevenJ81 (talk) 15:58, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  1. First of all, I want to protect the pages of new users who have fewer than 50 changes for a defined period of time: this is a sample page that can be protected Wp/arq/الپاجة اللولانية: If we analyze the history of changes on this page, we see why it is important for us to have a minimum of protection for this page.
    That link is bad. Please correct it. What you're saying is that you want to semiprotect so that users with only at least 50 edits can change them? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:03, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    Also ... once you've given the correct page link, please describe briefly what the issues have been. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:18, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. For the scripts in question, it is the editing tools that they do not actually work - Actually i am interested to correct by my self standard tools - add other extended Arabic letters used for writing. Other needs can appear in the future
    We could do this a different way, by giving you "translator" flag, but I understand.
  3. As I mentioned above, my first interest is the projects of Algeria, it is my maternal language - but during this week I received a request for 2 projects, the last of which came from Users of Wp/dag. I am therefore able to help technically not by my language skills, I do not speak and not write these languages.--Bachounda (talk) 08:50, 23 May 2017 (UTC).
    The general rule outside your tests is this: If you do certain tasks outside your tests, you have to be prepared to justify them. If the users of Wp/dag requested it, then you can justify it. Usually, we limit the full admin toolbox to people who are doing general work maintaining the Incubator. This is a borderline case. I'll see if any other admins/bureaucrats comment. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:03, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I do not think this is a very convincing request. Page protections are necessary only very rarely here. Also it would be better if you first made requests for page protection and editing of scripts to the existing admins (especially for the latter, as scripts can cause security issues). Steven says the rest about the 3rd point. --MF-W {a, b} 00:24, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
      Partly done. We very much appreciate your interest in Incubator and your test projects, and thank you for your continued involvement.
    For now, there is no consensus to promote to full administrator. Given that you have never requested a page protection, nor have you ever requested the editing of a script, we do not understand why you need these tools.
    • If you feel that pages need to be protected, please make that request at I:Administrators' noticeboard. We promise to take care of such requests promptly. However, you'll need to explain why the page requires protection, including both (a) what harm was done to the page and (b) why you think protection will help prevent further harm.
    • Similarly, if you need a script edited, please ask at I:AN, with a link to a sandbox copy of the script change.
    We are happy to renew your test-admin status for another year, to expire 2018-05-29.
    Once again, thank you for your service here! StevenJ81 (talk) 17:48, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your trust, and your help - It is true that some of my requests are not so frequent, and I accept your assessments and your decisions. hope that this new year will see the projects come out of the incubator - special thanks to StevenJ81 --Bachounda (talk) 21:58, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Bloch khan (administrator services on incubator)

Hei i would like to become an administrator on Incubator just for some days because I have some work here. Khan (talk) 06:41, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Could you please indicate what you are planning to do? --OWTB (talk) 14:03, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Hei sir there is Som of Wikimedia pages which I should translate in Pashto, just to have a better translation of Pashto on Incubator, this will allow people to find many things to read and better understanding in Pashto:)Khan (talk) 16:42, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
What is hindering you at the moment from translating these pages? --MF-W {a, b} 00:08, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

I think it will be just better to read it in Pashto, and our community was not very active that's why they didn't maked all the MediaWikies, which we should have. it will be better if you believe me for some days :)) Khan (talk) 06:40, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Translation on the interface, if that's what you mean, should be done at This will enable the translations to work for all wikis. --OWTB (talk) 13:53, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
If you are referring to some Incubator-specific messages, leave requests at I:AN and we'll take care of them. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:56, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done StevenJ81 (talk) 14:19, 15 December 2017 (UTC)



I would like to request administrator access to Wikimedia Incubator. I have previously been a test admin at Wt/ba and Wt/mdf, I am currently a bureaucrat of the Bashkir Wikipedia. It can therefore be said that I'm definitely not new to the Wikimedia universe as a whole, and Incubator in particular. As an administrator, I would like to concentrate on the projects in the minority languages of Central and Eastern Europe (in collaboration with Wikimedia user groups and existent communities). I am planning to use the sysop rights to handle the following tasks:

  1. Maintaining existing Incubator projects (including, but not limited to Wt/ba, Wq/ba, Wy/ba): deleting unnecessary redirects, renaming pages without redirect, blocking users, undeleting pages etc., wherever necessary.
  2. Creating accounts during outreach events. This may be of particular importance due to my being a contact person for the user group for people with special needs (currently being created).
  3. Helping others translate various content pages via the Translate module, wherever necessary (Note: I do know that this is a duty of translation administrators, however Incubator administrators are given these rights by default).
  4. Other tasks where administrator access is required.

Becoming an administrator would enable me to consistently maintain the projects, without the need to apply for separate rights (test-admin, translation admin, account creator etc.) or the requirement of limiting my admin actions to one or several test wikis. Besides, I suppose that Incubator would benefit from having a sysop knowledgeable of "rarer" languages, and willing to promote the project in the Special Needs community. --Comp1089 (talk) 00:28, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Discussion is to run a minimum of 7 days, to at least 00:30, 24 November 2018 (UTC). (Please note that unless a different 'crat chooses to close the discussion, I will not be present on-line until about 00:00, 25 November 2018 (UTC) .) StevenJ81 (talk) 04:09, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

I know that Comp1089 is very interested in minority projects and could help much in incubator. So, my   Support for him. --Visem (talk) 08:11, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

  •   За: Active in many projects and has shown his skill with previous test-adminship and adminship on ba.wikipedia. Shown interest and how adminship would help him and the Incubator. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 16:39, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment Please keep in mind that we expect full administrators to work on overall maintenance of the wiki, too, at least a bit. StevenJ81 (talk) 04:23, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I am aware of that, I think I've read about some maintenance-related issues at the noticeboard before. I do want to help maintain the whole project. In addition, there's a right that test administrators do not have, and that would really come in handy while working with different test wikis: renaming categories (which is, incidentally, also a part of the 'overall maintenance'). --Comp1089 (talk) 09:15, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Excellent. At this point, then, we will wait until the prescribed comment period has passed. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:20, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support My past interactions with Comp1089 and his familiarity with the incubator make me think he would be an excellent choice for this role. --Vogone (SWMT) 22:50, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support, I think Comp1089 is trustworthy and competent. --MF-W {a, b} 10:22, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Level-headed user, he will be good addition to incubator team Mardetanha talk 06:10, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Never interacted with the user before, but research into his contributions shows a deep understanding of the management of a wiki. Certain a great addition to our team. --Hydriz (talk) 13:39, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I know him well and he is serious, hard-working and responsible person. I recommend him. Tomasz Bladyniec (talk) 10:34, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

  Done Congratulations, and welcome to the team! StevenJ81 (talk) 23:41, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks everyone! --Comp1089 (talk) 23:47, 24 November 2018 (UTC)



Hello! I would like to request for administrator access in Wikimedia Incubator. I am a test admin at Wp/kjp and previously at Wp/shn. I am also a bureaucrat at Burmese Wikipedia and administrator at Burmese Wiktionary. As an administrator, I would like to focus to the test projects of South East Asian languages. Thanks. NinjaStrikers «» 07:39, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

This request is open for community comments here for seven days. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:06, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
Could you name some examples of what actions you have in mind which require admin tools? --MF-W {a, b} 19:28, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
Editing MediaWiki namespaces like MediaWiki:Wp/mnw/Common.css will require admin tools. NinjaStrikers «» 05:18, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
This user has been a solid citizen here and has been helpful beyond his registered tests. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:36, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Are you OK with this? I recommend to approve. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:13, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

  Done as there have been no objections. Ninjastrikers, maybe you can consider to create a local userpage here on Incubator. The policy above requires admin (candidates) to have one such, and you have a global user page, which I guess is fine enough, but as a local admin, you could put some customized info for Incubator there. --MF-W {a, b} 00:18, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll create a local userpage here. NinjaStrikers «» 13:42, 6 November 2019 (UTC)



Hi all. I'd like to request for sysop rights here on incubator. Reason being that there aren't many active sysops to deal with spam/LTAs, so I'd like to lend a helping hand to the community. --Minorax (talk) 15:02, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support Adithyak1997 (talk) 16:42, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support was just wondering about something like this - soooo many ltas and spammers here. Minorax can be trusted to clean up after them --DannyS712 (talk) 07:23, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for volunteering, Minorax. I will gladly give you the admin rights. I assume that means you will want to continue with the translation adminship as well, beyond the current month? --MF-W {a, b} 22:15, 2 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi. I would like to request admin toolset. I have already used some limited admin tool here because of handling of specific LTA, but I want to expand my scope of activities here. I've been interested in helping incubating projects and langcom before, and I'm partly doing this on Wikiversity BETA, which acts as an incubator for Wikiversity. I want to do the same in Wikimedia Incubator. Although everything I handled in relation to incubator was handled at the asking of MF-W, I hope I can do more for the incubator by expanding the scope of my activities. If anything changes, I will not be able to use CheckUser here. But I believe it's more valuable to be able to do some of what Steven has done before. Of course, this is just my long-standing wish, I will follow your decision. Thank you :D --Sotiale (talk) 16:48, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support Sotiale is a steward and has experience in beta wikiversity, an incubator project for wikiversities. I believe that he has the relevant knowledge to serve the community here. Minorax (talk) 09:23, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Sotiale! Nice to see you here. Do you have any particular admin areas in mind already for your activities? --MF-W {a, b} 12:45, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
    Hello :) What I thought was the area where admin permission is required is to process I:RFD, especially in connection with the category and the template. Also, I would like to help incubator with maintenance by handling it and responding AN. In the meantime, I will gain experience by helping RFL/PCP on Meta. After having enough experience, I want to help import and export; that is, the work related to closing projects, and new wiki creation. Regarding my language, I can use this tool in Wy/ko and Wp/jje. In addition, because I know some mid-pacific pidgins and creoles, Esperanto(low level), I can also help these projects. --Sotiale (talk) 14:46, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
    Thanks for your reply. In all these areas your help will certainly be useful. I'm happy to execute this request, seeing that 7 days have now passed without objections. --MF-W {a, b} 21:24, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Sounds good to me. — regards, Revi 17:09, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W {a, b} 21:27, 15 July 2020 (UTC)



Hello! I would like to request for administrator access here on Incubator.

I think there is a lack of active administrators here to fight spam/vandalism. I have interest as well as experience of encountering vandalism. Granting the admin access will allow me to delete vandal/bad/test pages across the site and also block vandal users.

I would also like to be Bureaucrat to help with assigning user rights.

Note: Currently I have test-admin right at Wn/bn and Wq/bn.

Thanks in advance! –– T@hmid (T@lk) 05:05, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for your application. One thing I'm curious about, do you have a track record of dealing with vandalism here? Most of your mw-undo and mw-rollback are for undoing your edits, and it's hard to find if you've responded to vandalism. --Sotiale (talk) 09:06, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
@Sotiale: Thanks for your response. Actually I have experience of encountering vandalism (and a lot of edits of undo/rollback) on wikidata, bnwiki, enwiki and many other wikis. But yes, you are right about my undo & rollback history of Incubator. The reason is I didn’t patroll Special:RecentChanges of Incubator that much. I only worked at my test wiki (Wn/bn & Wq/bn) and added categories to some other test wikis. But I am starting to enlarge my working area.
My focus as a test admin was to remove vandal/test pages from my test wiki (see my deletion log). And after getting admin access I will work all over Incubator to encounter vandalism. I will also be responsing at the I:RFD and other areas where admin actions are necessary. Thanks. –– T@hmid (T@lk) 12:41, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
Oppose As mentioned by Sotiale, it's hard to judge with only 30+ admin-related actions and no undos/rollback at all (all were self-reverts). Additionally, user only started being reasonably active since February this year and out of the 4,695 edits made so far, 70% of them were made within the last 7 days. While admins here aren't as active, global sysops (21 other users, excluding me n MF-Warburg) and stewards (37 other users, excluding Sotiale) have access to admin tools here. --Minorax (talk) 03:08, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

  Not done --MF-W {a, b} 10:43, 12 May 2021 (UTC)


Kaganer (Translation admin & Interface admin rights)

Hi all! I may help as Translation administrator & Interface administrator, if this is needed. Mostly I working in Meta-wiki and Commons, but translate experience is universally ;) My contribution in Incubator also is not empty. Kaganer (talk) 16:32, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

Welcome (back, I guess!). Done. I have given interface-admin as temporary for one year, as that's what the policy says needs to be done. --MF-W {a, b} 15:34, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

Jon Harald Søby

Hi, I'd like to request administrator & interface administrator rights here in order to help out with maintenance work. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 11:38, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

  • Support; this would surely be highly beneficial to Incubator! --MF-W {a, b} 12:26, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Jhs is active at langcom, he is regularly importing new wikis and is involved in creating new wikis, so I think Jhs needs these tools on incubatorwiki. Jhs was a steward before, and has been using the admin tool since then, so no problem. --Sotiale (talk) 12:46, 1 March 2022 (UTC)
  Done. --Sotiale (talk) 12:51, 1 March 2022 (UTC)


Hi, My test wiki admin rights for wymr will expire soon, I was confused about whether to request for test admin or full admin rights. But looking at tasks I need to perform for wymr. I think I should apply full admin rights and interface admin rights. That will also help incubator project in general, fighting vandalism, One thing I am sure of I won't do any harm. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 18:30, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

  • I feel like test-adminship is the more appropriate right. --MF-W {a, b} 01:32, 7 March 2022 (UTC)
    @MF-Warburg, I already have access to admin and interface admin tools on mrwikisource, mrwikibooks and test and I do make sure before trying anything new that I am doing it right. So I haven't used XML import on this project. But I will soon do it. On top of it if community decides to keep me at test admin only it's fine with me. Thanks QueerEcofeminist (talk) 09:33, 7 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Same opinion as MF-W. As for the importer... remember you got the tool in July 2021? I'm still not sure why you never used it. --Sotiale (talk) 12:44, 7 March 2022 (UTC)
    @Sotiale, my health conditions were fluctuating, owing to few surgeries I have undergone through. xml import needs to prepare a file before import and i did not got enough time to do so, additionally when I tried it on other test wikis where I have access to same tools. user name of earlier contributors were not reflected as expected. So I stopped myself and started reading about imports. Still I am not sure about what to put in interwiki prefix as in my case mrwiki, mrwikisource, or something like that is not working. I have gone through all the help material I could, But I did not find it. I do work on these things as my health and life allows me. So its taking time to do the tests or read more and finally prepare a file without mistake. I am sorry if searching for answers on own, being technically less educated is something is problematic. Though I know I should have asked about it on relevant talkpages or asked any importers about it. I know about normal imports and I make heavy use of it on mrwikisource, mrwikibooks but xml import was bit different. I don't have issues with other admin tools, I am already using other things without any issues. I am sure once this interwiki prefix issue is resolved I will make use of import tools too. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 17:36, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
    @MF-Warburg, @Sotiale, Probably you both are not comfortable with granting me with sysop/interface sysop here, Its already way more than two weeks. Please extend my test sysop so that I can do what I was doing before. I was anyways fine with whatever the result is. thanks for your motivation anyways, as it was great help. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 12:39, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
      Done - Test-adminship for wy/mr until 8 Apr 2023. --MF-W {a, b} 10:11, 8 April 2022 (UTC)


Hello, I would like to request for adminship on Incubator as it is requiring to carry out lot of maintenance works and admin related activities. However, unable to do the same in absence of the rights of the same. Thanks & Regards. Angpradesh (talk) 13:22, 6 October 2022 (UTC)

  •   Support Active in many Wikimedian and incubator projects. He is very active even in outreach activities and has been a very familiar face of Mumbai Wikimedia Community.He is sincere, hardworking and very helpful for others.123Shashwat (talk) 13:39, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
  • I don't think there is a need for this. --MF-W {a, b} 13:39, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
    • It is needed as it would be very handy for maintenance and managing, fixing redirects, duplications of images, templates issues, creating new user accounts for outreach activities,sending a message to multiple users at once, etc for Indic languages projects on incubator specifically and other incubator projects in general. If I could use my experience at Incubator, Mediawiki, and other Wikimedian peojects to do these things myself, I think it will make things easier for the team. Thanks Angpradesh (talk) 03:45, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
    I wanted to elaborate on my initial, short, comment as the discussion is not yet closed. In my opinion, the discussion confirmed that there is no need for this, based on the user's previous activities. Test-adminship for Wp/anp (where all the supporters have come from) seems more appropriate, if at all. --MF-W {a, b} 17:11, 9 November 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Madhumaosam (talk) 17:17, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Khanpuria (talk) 19:38, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Well, I haven't seen that much of what you're asking here for that. If you need it in several languages, request for test-adminship for the projects. I oppose for regular adminship as this request doesn't convince me. --Sotiale (talk) 07:44, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
    • Tools available in test-adminship are of very limited use. I have availed the test-adminship twice. But I could not find those tools useful when it comes to work on ground level with mass. I am fine with being a normal user and contributor. Angpradesh (talk) 09:50, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Because it has been asked, this is to inform you that in past I have been awarded with awards like India Star,The Golden Mumbai Barnstar, and Outreach Barnstar for my contribution towards outreach activities of English Wikipedia and other Indian Languages Wikimedia activities in Mumbai and India. Such Awards are Awarded to the special few for ones extraordinary achievement and contributions and being instrumental in making some difficult task of Wikimedia and Wikipedia a reality. You can watch this on my talk page in English language Wikipedia . Angpradesh (talk) 19:18, 15 October 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - Candidates' edit counts are very low compared to those who become admins on other wikis, so it's hard to tell if he has enough experience. (Of course, I understand that the premise here is different from other wikis). But, I've looked at logs where he has used admin rights as a test admin in his 3 years includes rollback, and I found very few records of him exercising admin rights, and he is not an admin on any other wiki, so I can't tell from other wikis. Therefore, I cannot judge whether he can properly exercise his rights as a regular administrator here. Thank you for candidacy.--Syunsyunminmin (talk) 05:12, 16 October 2022 (UTC)
  • You are not correct Syunsyunminmin. He has contributed the most. He has contributed more than others in terms of number of Article pages and also in terms of number of edits. Samyo (talk) 06:19, 16 October 2022 (UTC)
    @Samyo: Editing articles does not require admin rights. Can you point me to the request he created that requires action by the regular administrator? Please let me know the necessity and usefulness of access to his admin.--Syunsyunminmin (talk) 07:18, 16 October 2022 (UTC)
  • He is a Reviewer in English Wikipedia. Besides, in Incubator he has contributed a lot more than that of any other users who had requested their adminship at their time. He has significant experiences in almost all aspects of wikimedia. He is competent enough and deserve to handle sysop rights in incubator wikimedia. Samyo (talk) 15:21, 16 October 2022 (UTC)
    He also has little experience as a reviewer. Excluding test reviews, he has only two manual reviews[17]. Also, one of them is edit by spam user, which he accepts. So I have the same comment as before.--Syunsyunminmin (talk) 16:20, 16 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Mistakes are anticipated from Administrator of Wikimedia Incubator as well. That is why a provision has been made for new administrator, Any new admin should first propose (on the Community Portal for example) what they are going to do (certainly for mass-scale actionsbefore 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. Samyo (talk) 02:16, 17 October 2022 (UTC)
    The short version of what I mean is that he has very few logged actions and I'm not sure if he understands the policy and can use advanced permissions appropriately. Policies also include policies you indicate. Anyway, I cannot agree with his request for the administrator. There is a difference between an article author and a wiki administrator. For example, if he had made many requests over the years that required many regular administrative actions, I might have agreed to this request. That's all my opinion.--Syunsyunminmin (talk) 05:21, 17 October 2022 (UTC)
  • It is interesting to view from the table below wherein the Admin score of Angpradesh has been compared with the listed top 14 Admins of Wikimedia Incubator. The Admin score of Angpradesh (with a status of a normal user) is quite at par with the existing Administrators of Wikimedia Incubator. In fact, he has obtained higher Admin score than at least four Administrators. If he would have used admin tool, his score might have increased up to highest level. I would welcome, if he is granted sysop rights to develop the incubator further.


User Name Admin Score [18]

(Out of 1200)

Complete Status of User on Wikimedia Incubator
1 MF-Warburg 913 Administrator, bureaucrat, importer, interface administrator,  translation administrator
2 Sotiale 900 Administrator, bureaucrat, importer
3 Hydriz 810 Administrator,bureaucrat, translation administrator
4 Ninjastrikers 808 Administrator
5 Romaine 802 Administrator
6 Minorax 790 Administrator, translation administrator
7 Ooswesthoesbes 776 Administrator, bureaucrat, importer
8 Ebe123 752 Administrator,bureaucrat,importer, interface administrator, translation administrator
9 Jon Harald Søby 739 Administrator, interface administrator, translation administrator
10 Comp1089 716 Administrator, bureaucrat
Angpradesh 704 User
11 Danny B. 538 Administrator, bureaucrat, importer, interface administrator,  translation administrator
12 Yair rand 468 Administrator
13 Kimberley-nia Bot 426 Administrator, bot
14 Abuse filter 156 Administrator

Khanpuria (talk) 06:07, 18 October 2022 (UTC)

What is an "admin score" even supposed to be? --MF-W {a, b} 22:46, 18 October 2022 (UTC)
I think it's probably this[19]. Syunsyunminmin (talk) 22:49, 18 October 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support for Adminship rights to Angpradesh Rakesh.rahul2003 (talk) 12:27, 29 October 2022 (UTC)
  • How long is this request open? And is the RFA here a vote? Syunsyunminmin (talk) 13:27, 29 October 2022 (UTC)
    Ping uninvolved b'crats; @Ooswesthoesbes: and @Danny B.:. --Sotiale (talk) 14:06, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I think Incubator is pretty well-handled as it is. This user's edits seem to be confined within test projects, with the only site-wide edits related to his own adminship request ([20]). That is not a good base to start from. --OWTB (talk) 14:11, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
    Hi ! Contrary to your observation, I have not been confined within test projects. I have been contributing across at least 14 [21] different wikis. [22] Angpradesh (talk) 15:43, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
    My remark is about this wiki specifically. You have not been involved in Incubator related issues, only in test-wikis. To me, that is an indication you have no clue what to do as an administrator on this wiki. --OWTB (talk) 08:21, 3 November 2022 (UTC)
    Hi ! Please be specific about the clue/s you are mentioning about. In your opinion which clues are not possessed by me to do as an administrator on incubator wiki. Angpradesh (talk) 09:02, 3 November 2022 (UTC)
    A few examples are tagging pages for deletion, checking for spam and vandalism, helping new users or user with questions, interacting with other site admins (f.e. concerning policy), fixing redirects, links, prefixes etc. --OWTB (talk) 13:59, 3 November 2022 (UTC)
    Hi! I have exercised few of these, viz. fixing redirects, links, prefixes, checking for spam and vandalism, interacting with users, other site admins, template creations, other attribute contributions to incubator namespaces [23] [24] based upon [25]. Besides, I have interacted with admins on the important issues of Wikimedia Incubator[26]. Also I have actively been engaged in interwiki linking of incubator pages through wikidata. Angpradesh (talk) 10:35, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
    None of the links you provide show me you have done the things I listed.
    My advice to you is to try and get more involved with the site coordination, retract this request and try again later. I just don't think you are ready yet :) --OWTB (talk) 13:52, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
    Hi! As advised, and as appears that there is no requirement of more administrator to incubator, I hereby withdraw my request for Adminship. Thanks. Angpradesh (talk) 11:23, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

  Not done - user has withdrawn his request.
Danny B. 22:07, 10 November 2022 (UTC)


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.

  • Support -- it would be asinine to oppose you.—Nat Krause 19:21, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
  •   support You have shown a great tendency towards antifloccinaucinihilipilification. Dbmag9 19:22, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
  •   support For sure --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 20:08, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
  •   support --Dmitry Nikitin 20:09, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Pe7er 10:17, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

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)

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



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

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)

  • 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)
    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)
    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)
    I'm too stupid for Bugzilla :) I'm talking about these two categories. --Ooswesthoesbes 14:48, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
    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)
    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)



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)

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)
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)
Het gaat er nooits van komen. En 't is nag lillijk ook nag :S --Ooswesthoesbes 13:25, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
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)
But would we have any use of it except some babel templates nobody uses? --MF-W {a, b} 15:47, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
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)
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)
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)

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

  • 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)
Temporary adminship was granted by stewards after request on Meta. --MF-W {a, b} 13:10, 29 November 2008 (UTC)



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)

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


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

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)

  • 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)
    (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)
    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)
    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)
    Fine. -- Silvicola 23:01, 2 November 2009 (UTC)


Ooswesthoesbes [importer 2]

I'd like to have import acces in order to import pages from and probably also Also see: [27]. --OWTB 07:40, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

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)
Rights granted. --Erwin 17:51, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Thank you :) --OWTB 17:56, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Olsi Hysa (translator)

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

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


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)

As the 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)
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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)
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)
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)

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)

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)

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)

  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)

Xbspiro (translator)

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

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

Mjbmr (translator)

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

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


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)

  • Done. Please consider also translating to Standard Arabic (ar). SPQRobin 22:06, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


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)

  • Done. Note that Emilian (egl) is not yet supported here as an interface language, but Emilian-Romagnol (eml) is. SPQRobin 22:06, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Ebe123 [import]

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

  • comment no problems for me... But be carefull with the prefixes and stuff, you know you need to edit it before you can upload it? Huib talkAbigor @ meta 07:57, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
  • For the first thing that I would import, already prefixed. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 09:25, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
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)
No Wb/ast is not moved here. I prepared it though. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 12:13, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

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

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)

So Wn/hu has not been imported completely yet? --MF-W {a, b} 23:01, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
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)
(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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)

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)
A lot. Infoboxes and navboxes templates. Lexical templates for Silesian Wiktionary. Help pages from Silesian Wikipedia. Przemub 14:23, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Can I now get rights? Przemub 09:24, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
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)


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)

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

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)

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

Kaganer (talk | contribs) [translator]

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

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

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)

  • Why? Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 13:44, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
  • 1) How many pages (roughly) do you expect to import? 2) Do you already have experience with using Special:Import? --MF-W {a, b} 14:14, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
  • 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)
  • 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)
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)
Thanks! -Avicennasis talk? 05:07, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

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)

  • Actually, we have enough users do the imports for the time being... --MF-W {a, b} 18:45, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

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

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)

Support.--E THP (talk) 18:14, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Support.--Amir a57 (talk) 18:23, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Support.--Elmaxtar (talk) 06:49, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
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 subdomain. --MF-W {a, b} 20:23, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
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)
Please see there for an answer. --MF-W {a, b} 12:33, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Arjanizary [translator]

We translated at 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 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)

I suppose that you want to translate this and that group of messages. --MF-W {a, b} 21:57, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 [28]. --MF-W {a, b} 19:13, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
I'll add two more rtl templates. One for welcome text. One for the text. See[29]. BTW, how can I add South Azerbaijani(local:تورکجه) to other languages bar? --Arjanizary (talk) 22:12, 23 December 2012 (UTC)



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

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)

Please see [30] and [31] on translatewiki. --MF-W {a, b} 12:27, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Byfserag (translator)

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

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)

Gabrielchihonglee (translator)

For the record. [32] --MF-W {a, b} 19:16, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

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)
Of course, that's what my diff shows. --MF-W {a, b} 13:56, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Xiaomingyan (translator)

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

Seriously, IMO there's already too many: me, Byfserag, and Gabrielchihonglee. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 13:39, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Is that an objection? 对不起, 我 不 说 中文 好。Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 17:25, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
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)
I think I have the basic knowledge of editing Mediawiki space pages, as I'm a translator on, 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)
  完成 Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 17:06, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! --Xiaomingyan (talk) 13:40, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

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)

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


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.--‥‥ 07:50, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

@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)

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

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)

What is there that you want to translate? --MF-W {a, b} 11:29, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
For example, Incubator:About and Help:FAQ and etc. --Cekli829 (talk) 12:46, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
For these you do not need translator rights; any user can translate them. --MF-W {a, b} 16:40, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
I've translator in before. Why not now? --Cekli829 (talk) 19:28, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Because you seem to have no need for it now. --MF-W {a, b} 22:40, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
What is this? Incubator:Translation project. Do you need to ask for the translation administrator? --Cekli829 (talk) 12:22, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
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)

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

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)

Which errors exactly do you mean? --MF-W {a, b} 23:27, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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)

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)

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

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)

Read & Understood:

I don't think Incubator has anything related to Wikimedia Turkey. --Glaisher (talk) 16:08, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
I don't think so either. --MF-W {a, b} 18:30, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
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)
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)
If he's willing to help, I think we should let him. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:09, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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

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)

  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)

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)

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

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)

Please explain what exactly you want to import to which places. --MF-W {a, b} 01:09, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
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)
Unfortunately, you can do neither of this with the requested right. --MF-W {a, b} 23:20, 13 December 2014 (UTC)


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)

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

Koroğlu (Wp/azb)

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

Please give some examples of messages you will translate. --MF-W {a, b} 02:21, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
For example I Want To Create One message Like THIS For Azb Wiki. --Koroğlu (talk) 08:37, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
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)
Done. --MF-W {a, b} 20:24, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Ibrahim khashrowdi (Wp/bgn)

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

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


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

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

Mogoeilor (Wp/lrc)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

What do you want to import? --MF-W {a, b} 14:04, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
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)
Wouldn't that be simply moving the pages instead of importing them? --OWTB (talk) 17:56, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Mr OWTB Your are right but see how much articles in both wiki projects (bgn - 7,416, bcc-838).--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 18:25, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
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)
Ok, ok, I dont want it, Thanks a lot.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 11:51, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  Not done Candidate has withdrawn. --Hydriz (talk) 13:45, 2 December 2015 (UTC)


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)

For example, which pages? --MF-W {a, b} 13:53, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
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)
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)
Okay, if you are sure that you you can watch yourself, I am withdrawing :) --Ochilov (talk) 17:03, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  Not done Withdrawn. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 05:00, 5 December 2015 (UTC)


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

User:昏君 (Wt/yue)

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

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

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


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)

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)

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 [33]). I know how to prepare a page for translation. Thanks and regards --Samuele2002 (talk) 18:44, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

  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)
Ok Sorry. --Samuele2002 (talk) 17:13, 19 April 2017 (UTC)


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)

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)
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)
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)
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)
@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)
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)
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)
Better importer, or go to phabricator and have frwiktionary added to designated sources? StevenJ81 (talk) 19:58, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
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)
I'm fine with that if the others are. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:56, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
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)
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)
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)
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)

Xaosflux for translation administrator access (for Linter cleanup project)

xaosflux (talk | contribs) (global accounts)
  • Hello, I'm working through the Special:LintErrors (primarily via User:Fluxbot) and have run across some technical errors that need the "marking" access from translation admin to resolve. I have experience with this utility for this purpose on meta: and wikidata: Thank you, Xaosflux (talk) 23:01, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
    • Done. --MF-W {a, b} 10:04, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

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. [34] 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)

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)
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)
@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. [35] 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)
Alright, as long as they are imported directly with prefixes, I'm okay with it :) --OWTB (talk) 09:39, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
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)
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)
@Jusjih: Was this ever resolved? StevenJ81 (talk) 13:39, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
Not yet. I have asked at Incubator:Import requests with very slow response.--Jusjih (talk) 23:34, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
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)
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. [36] I will remember to add prefixes to the file before importing. Thanks.--Jusjih (talk) 02:04, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
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)
Thanks so much.--Jusjih (talk) 19:51, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

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)

  Done Granted for a day, will renew once. Sorry for the delay. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 18:51, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
@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)
@Ebe123 & @StevenJ81: Excellent, thanks! --R12ntech (talk) 23:44, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Removal admin status Romaine

Per our policy, any admin who has (virtually) no edits or logged actions for the past twelve months ([37]), 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)

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)
We're sorry for your loss. still, we are now glad to have you back here. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:09, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Welcome back! :) --OWTB (talk) 08:11, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


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)

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)
  Done --MF-W {a, b} 16:53, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
@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)
On Meta we didn't introduce such a limit. --MF-W {a, b} 19:31, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
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)
@MF-Warburg, StevenJ81: No problem, if this is security issue ;) No big deal. --Kaganer (talk) 11:49, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

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)

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

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)

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)
Yes, hopefully we'll have a few Wp/lkt veterans this year. Thanks! --R12ntech (talk) 17:35, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Sorry I didn't get to it Friday.   Done now. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:59, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

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)

  •   Done Hope you can come back! Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 15:21, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
    Um ... @Adithyak1997: Did you intend to remove the test-admin rights for Khowar, too? I didn't read what you said that way. If you want them back, I will restore them. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:45, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@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)
  Done Restored rights, marked for Wp/khw only. Expiration date same as before: 2020-04-16. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:54, 20 September 2019 (UTC)


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)

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)
@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)
Alright, done. Thanks for helping! --MF-W {a, b} 13:11, 10 June 2020 (UTC)


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)

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

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)

Hello. Have you used the import by XML function before on Wikimedia wikis? --MF-W {a, b} 11:11, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
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)
@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)
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)
Definitely, I will surely follow your suggestions. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 16:58, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  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)

@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)

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)

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)
@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)
That is a very strange reply. -- MF-W {a, b} 20:56, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
@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)
No. -- MF-W {a, b} 23:21, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

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

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)

Pgallert (account creator)

  • Hi, I will be running a workshop for wp/ktz from 11 to 14 November. May I please have the account creator flag? Thanks, Pgallert (talk) 09:15, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
    • Looks good to me, could be granted on 10 Nov if there are no objections. --MF-W {a, b} 14:26, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
      • Unfortunately it was overlooked. Is it still necessary? --MF-W {a, b} 08:57, 15 November 2022 (UTC)

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

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 => . Would be glad if my proposal could help in some way. Thanks. --Wladek92 (talk) 13:04, 25 November 2022 (UTC)

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)

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