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This is an official Incubator policy.
This page has been elaborated and approved by the community and its compliance is mandatory for all users. You may edit it, but please discuss major changes on the talk page first.
To request assistance from an administrator, go to Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard.

User groups on IncubatorEdit

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


A test administrator is an active contributor to a test here on Incubator who was given rights to take care of that test.
User rights
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page
  • Delete pages
  • Undelete a page
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text
  • Block a user from sending email
  • Block other users from editing
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages
However, they may only use their tools on pages/users in their own test. Note that this is not maintained by the computer system, but by other users (mostly admins and bureaucrats). If you do something outside your test, be prepared to defend your actions or you may be desysopped.
Note for test-admins with sysop experience on other projects: The main sysop rights you do not have here are (a) revdel, (b) editing in the MediaWiki namespace, and (c) protection. Contact an administrator at I:AN if you need assistance on those matters.
  • There can be several test-admins for one test, and inversely, you can be a test-admin for more than one test.
  • You must have a user page on the Incubator and be a contributor to this wiki.
  • Your test must have more than 50 content pages/articles. Requests for multiple tests must include at least one test with 50 articles or more.
  • You are not completely new to Wikimedia projects, and you understand and agree with the goals of the Incubator project.
  • You agree to follow relevant policies as those are developed here.
Requesting test-adminship
  • Place your request, including the name of the test(s) in which you work, below at #Current requests for test adminship.
  • Users are given 5 days to place comments. After this period, requests will be reviewed by a bureaucrat and if there is no reasonable opposition, you will be made into a test-admin.
    • Requests for test-adminship are not votes. They are opportunities for other users to raise possible problems. If you get no comment at all under your name, that doesn't mean you are a bad user; it means no one has any objections to you being a test admin.
  • You can alternatively hold a discussion in a "community portal" page of the test-project. After at least 5 days, you can then add your request here, so that a bureaucrat will decide about it directly.
Removal and renewal of rights.
  • Test-administrators will be desysopped after a domain request for their language is completed, or automatically after a year.
  • After one year, test-administrators can simply request that their test-adminship is renewed.
See Incubator:Test-administrators for a list of current test sysops.
Multiple tests
  • A request can be for more than one test, provided the request meets the requirements noted above.
  • Similarly, a test-administrator can request being added to an additional test or tests during the middle of their year as a test-administrator, and the same rules apply. In this case, the rights for the new tests are for less than a full year, because they will expire the same day as the rights for the first test. After that, all tests are renewed at the same time for one year each.


Administrator access is granted to known and trusted members of the community who are familiar with the policies of Wikimedia's Incubator wiki. Adminship status on Wikimedia Incubator is not an honour for outstanding content contributors but just an additional tool for people that showed that they want to clean up. Administrator access is also not meant to imply editorial authority on the project. An administrator is simply a trusted user who can:

  • Change protection settings and edit cascade-protected pages
  • Delete pages
  • Undelete a page
  • Block other users from editing
  • Block a user from sending email
  • Edit the user interface
  • more …

You can request adminship on the Incubator if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are not completely new to Wikimedia projects and you understand and agree with the goals of the Incubator project.
  • You have a user page on the Incubator and are a contributor to this wiki.
  • You agree to follow relevant policies as those are developed here and respect consensus of the users of this site.

As with the admin policy on Meta and Commons, inactive administrators may have their access removed. According to this policy, any sysop inactive on Incubator will be desysoped. "Inactive" means virtually no edits or log actions in the past twelve months. Inactive administrators may re-apply in the regular way.

Admins are expected to watch the Administrators' noticeboard for notices put up by other users.

When requesting adminship, after seven days, a bureaucrat will make a decision based on the votes and comments to grant, not to grant, or to extend the time for discussion if there is still need for it.

Any new admin should first propose (on the Community Portal for example) what they are going to do (certainly for mass-scale actions) before doing it. This is to prevent mass-scale mistakes that need to be reverted manually afterwards. Some time later (a few months or so), when the admin is used to common practices, this is no longer required.

Admins are strongly encouraged to join our IRC channel regularly.


Bureaucrats are administrators who can assign user rights of requests on this page.

There are no requests for bureaucratship; any administrator may optionally ask to become a bureaucrat after one month (providing they have behaved well).

Account creatorsEdit

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

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

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


Importers have the possibility to import pages with the full history from certain defined wikis (administrators can do this too). Additionally, they are able to edit pages in bulk from XML files, which is used for importing closed projects.

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

When requesting importer access, after three days, a bureaucrat will make a decision based on the votes and comments to grant, not to grant, or to extend the time for discussion if there is still need for it.

When you are already an administrator and/or bureaucrat, no waiting time is needed. Bureaucrats are also able to grant these rights to themselves.

Interface administratorsEdit

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

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

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

Translators & translation administratorsEdit

  • There is a special usergroup which allows editing the MediaWiki namespace: the translator group. It was originally created for translating Incubator-specific messages in the MediaWiki namespace (see Incubator:Translation project). It is nowadays largely outdated, as most of the messages can now be translated on or via the local installation of the "Translate" extension. It may still be granted for specific purposes.
    Ordinarily, the translator rights are granted for one year at a time, effective on approval, and can be renewed by request on this page. (Exception: When a test administrator requests this right for the first time, the first expiration will coincide with the expiration of the test administrator right, so that both run on the same parallel term.)
  • The translation administrator group is for managing the pages which can be translated with the Translate extension.

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


The edits of an account with bot status will be hidden from the recent changes.

To request a bot status, please list you and your bot's name below along with a description of what your bot will be used for. A bureaucrat will decide if a bot is safe and needed though any user may make a comment about it. Note: Bots for mass article creation are typically not approved. The ultimate approval of projects into subdomains is based on the existence of active communities, not only the numbers of articles.

Requests for permissionsEdit

Below are the current requests for permissions.

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

Current requests for adminshipEdit

None currently

Current requests for test adminshipEdit

Patriot Kor (Wp/tly)Edit

Hello everyone, I'm thinking of being a test-admin in wp/tly and I think my wiki experience allows this. I've been doing a lot of editing and creating new articles on the Talysh test wikipedia. I always warn users who make mistakes. I am correcting the wrong titles and correcting the wrongly named articles and sending a proposal to have them deleted. I also send a thank you to the Users for support. You can check out all my contributions here. I also contributed to the Translation project for tly. At the same time, I've started a few projects on the sidelines to attract people to the tlywiki. Based on the current status for the tlywiki, this is needed. If I become an admin, I believe this will contribute to the tlywiki. Best regards - Patriot Kor (talk) 21:00, 25 December 2021 (UTC)

  Done. --Sotiale (talk) 05:47, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Xbspiro (Wn/hu)Edit

I hereby request test-admin rights for myself on Wn/hu. I wish to rename some pages without leaving redirects (some events can happen more than once, so titles on Wikinews should be distinctive and specific - sometimes stylistic changes are needed). I also think about deleting (then re-importing) some articles in an effort to clear up page histories (this one does not link correctly to MahatmaG, although that account is from before the times of central login, so I am a bit unsure about how to proceed with it). I would delete some redundant templates (such as Template:Wn/hu/Traian Băsescu). I am not particularly fast. - Xbspiro (talk) 13:00, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

On hold until 2022-01-03. Happy new year. --Sotiale (talk) 05:49, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
  Done. (js logging will be done soon) --Sotiale (talk) 02:33, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. - Xbspiro (talk) 02:42, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Administrators QuestionEdit

Mon Wiktionary has been experiencing various problems since 12 August 2021, so I do not know how to apply for administrators to protect mnw Mon Wiktionary. I want to apply for administrators to protect Mon Wiktionary, at a time when Mon Wiktionary is weak, we need an Admin who can monitor Mon Wiktionary on a daily basis. I wanted to do a lot of protection for Mon Wiktionary, but I was not allowed to do anything because I'm not an admin. Mon Wiktionary is my mother tongue so I love it very much and want to do a lot of protection for Mon Wiktionary, thanks.--Music writer Dr.Intobesa of Japanese idol NMB48 and BNK48. (talk) 14:45, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

@咽頭べさ: Hi. First of all, Happy New Year. To answer your question, if there is RfA(Request for adminship) page on the wiki, open a permission request there, and post it to village pump or community discussion space. If you don't have RfA page, open a permission request at village pump or community discussion space. After that, after 7 days of comment period(or subject to local policy, if any), post your request in SRP on metawiki. Stewards will review it and set a temporary sysop flag for you if there are no issues. --Sotiale (talk) 05:56, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
@Sotiale:, I have never asked for an adminship, this is the first time I'm requesting an adminship, I'm experiencing Annoying IP accounts with respect to Mon Wiktionary, so I asked to be an admin, but this is because anonymous IP accounts are often a nuisance. Current admin Htawmonzel is not yet proficient in using wiki and often sees some of his mistakes, this is what I am asking for as an admin because Htawmonzel can not take care of Mon Wiktionary full time. I am currently the only person who regularly writes dictionary articles on Mon Wiktionary, since Mon Wiktionary is my native language, I feel I have a full responsibility to protect Mon Wiktionary, so I came to apply for admin privileges for some privileges. I'm applying for admin here just to keep people from being noticed, but because there are people in Mon Wiktionary who are jealous of me, I did nothing wrong with wiki and you can check all my activity, I do not understand why some people on Facebook and Wiki are jealous of me, I'm the one who helps to get the best out of a wiki, if someone like me is not allowed to apply for admin, it is my destiny. Actually, I do not want to be an admin, I just want to protect Mon Wiktionary, I am very proud to have a Mon Wiktionary for our Mon language, but the existence of Mon Wiktionary is because our Mon people can learn many languages for free, thanks.--Music writer Dr.Intobesa of Japanese idol NMB48 and BNK48. (talk) 14:05, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
If you want action against abuse of the IPs, I suggest you ask the community for a temp sysop flag, or explain your request to the global sysops or stewards. Members of incubatorwiki do not have special permission on your wiki. --Sotiale (talk) 11:57, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Current requests for bot flagsEdit

None currently

Other requestsEdit

Note: If you want to translate the interface, Translatewiki is the preferred place: here. For local translations, see Incubator:Translation project

None currently