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    A kitten for you![edit]

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    Thank you for adding me to Administrators!

    NHarateh (WMF) (talk) 18:25, 2 August 2019 (UTC)


    Hi Xaosflux, will it be better for me to have the sysop right as I can cleanup after myself? Furthermore, it seems more appropriate to test this here. Thoughts? Minorax (talk) 11:35, 21 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Minorax: as you have sysop elsewhere I'll also add for you here - you will still need tadmin flag in order to do that testing. Best regards, Xaosflux (talk) 12:48, 21 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    I hope you don't think I've forgotten my promise here. I just couldn't help because I had a lot of work. But I'll still try to help you when I find free time. Good luck with your work. Regards :)--Turkmen (talk) 08:16, 27 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Request for permissions[edit]

    Hi @Xaosflux:, could you please re-assign Admin and IAdmin to testing of gadgets script modifications. Creation of MediaWiki namespace pages can find here. I've enabled two-factor authentication for my global account. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 07:30, 7 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please protect User:Killarnee[edit]

    Hey, there has been nothing going on on the administrators noticeboard for a long time, so I am writing to you directly. Can you protect User:Killarnee so that this page can only be created by administrators, please? Thanks, --Killarnee (T12) 18:09, 19 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Killarnee: sure,  Done} Xaosflux (talk) 18:15, 19 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    AWB access[edit]

    Hi greetings, I'd like to use JWB in this wiki for some testing purposes. I requested for AWB access at WP:PERM/AWB, a few months ago. But didn't get reply. I've AWB access in enwiki. Here I'd like to use it for some testing. Would you mind considering my request for AWB access? Regards.--Path slopu (talk) 08:52, 22 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Path slopu:  Done that request page isn't really used here, it was for bot testing. Wikipedia:Requests/Permissions is pretty much used for everything. Xaosflux (talk) 11:13, 22 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you very much for granting AWB access. Also thank you for the advice.--Path slopu (talk) 12:05, 22 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Hi, could you add the int-admin bit again? I'm still in need of it. Realised that it had expired while trying to test out something in connection to [1] Once again, this is something that's impossible to test without actually editing the gadget files. SD0001 (talk) 14:47, 12 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    SD0001 - done. Xaosflux (talk) 14:51, 12 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks for the speedy response. SD0001 (talk) 14:59, 12 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Help needed[edit]

    Hello. Kindly restore User:Air7538/shandadejs.js & User:Air7538/dykc-nomination.js, accidentally deleted these. --Minorax (talk) 15:04, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Minorax::  Done Xaosflux (talk) 15:11, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks. --Minorax (talk) 15:12, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Hi greetings, I would like to test TA tools in this wiki. I have submitted a request at Wikipedia:Requests/Permissions/Path slopu 3. I request you to consider my request. I have TA permission on meta. This bit here will assist my work. Thank you.--Path slopu (talk) 13:15, 3 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hi, thank you so much for granting me TA permission. Thank you. --Path slopu (talk) 13:49, 3 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Hi greetings, I would like to ask you a help. The logo in Template:User wikipedia/Administrator is a normal wikipedia version. Would you mind changing it to test wiki version File:Test wiki Admin.png? Regards.--Path slopu (talk) 06:29, 4 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

     Done Xaosflux (talk) 11:38, 4 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you so much for your help.--Path slopu (talk) 03:15, 5 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Page move[edit]

    Can editors test page moves here --Synoman Barris (talk) 12:02, 8 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Synoman Barris: sure, feel free to make a page and then move it. It's usually best to not move other people's pages they are testing with. Don't go nuts making a hundred pages to move or something though :) Xaosflux (talk) 15:29, 8 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I have page move rights on the English Wikipedia, is there such a right here, that’s makes moving easier --Synoman Barris (talk) 15:43, 8 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Synoman Barris: that group doesn't exist here, and I doubt we will make it since it is only used on one project. There are some sites where you can just get admin to test our features, see Wikipedia:Requests/Tools for a list. Xaosflux (talk) 16:32, 8 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Hello Xaosflux, if you dont mind will you be willing to grant me admin rights, my request can be seen at Wikipedia:Requests/Permissions/Synoman Barris. Thanks --Synoman Barris (talk) 08:41, 30 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    I don't have access to JWB on but on other wiki's. When trying to use it send a message saying that i have to contact an admin that will grant me and list me on who can use JWB. Please tell me what to do and help me solve the problem. Tbiw (talk) 14:28, 11 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Tbiw: I added you to the checkpage at Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage - it's fine to test things here - but for the most part you shouldn't do any "bulk" jobs here. Xaosflux (talk) 15:38, 11 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks for your help. Tbiw (talk) 20:51, 11 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Hi Xaosflux. Could you re-add the int-admin bit once again? I'm now working on a gadget-related funded project so will keep needing it. Thanks in advance, SD0001 (talk) 14:51, 26 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

     Done Xaosflux (talk) 17:01, 26 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Hello, Please remove Interface-admin right, I will not need this right, Thanks --Omar2040 (talk) 14:52, 3 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Requesting Adminship[edit]

    Hello, I have requested adminship (see request) but no one responded yet. Would you please grant me admin right. Regards — Tahmid (talk) 04:41, 19 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Hello. Do you think it's reasonable if I open phab:T277353 and assign it to myself? I have done some site configurations in the past[2] but I need to set it up again on my new machine. Please ping me when responding. Thank you 4nn1l2 (talk) 00:46, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @4nn1l2: the "change" is trivial technically - but it will require some discussion. Reopen it and restart discussion there, esp to get to the bottom of why there is dev pushback. -- Xaosflux (bar/foo) talk 09:37, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hello again. Could you please make me an electionadmin? 4nn1l2 (talk) 01:36, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @4nn112: it doesn't look like all of phab:T277353 is done yet, specifically the Add group management of this group to testwiki bureaucrats portion. -- Xaosflux (bar/foo) talk 11:08, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hmmm 1 sec, maybe. Standby! -- Xaosflux (bar/foo) talk 11:10, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done best luck with your tests. -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 11:12, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I think the groups are still a mess, but adding both of these should work for you - try it out? -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 11:14, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @4nn1l2: try now. -- Xaosflux (bar/foo) talk 11:16, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Requesting for temporary block[edit]

    Hi Xaosflux, could you block me for, say, a week, with a custom block message? I'd like to test out how block messages are displayed on the Android app at the moment. Regards, Rummskartoffel (talk) 21:40, 24 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Rummskartoffel:  Done -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 23:12, 24 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Hello. Would like to have some comments on Thingofme's edits. Seems to violate Wikipedia:What Test Wiki is not. Minorax (talk) 16:14, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Minorax: they mostly look like things not really related to performing tests. I see you left them a talk page - if they keep creating pages without explanation I can look in to it more. There COULD be some legitimate test reason for these so I didn't nuke them yet (that and they do have a multi-project account that also make mostly trivial, but not "harmful" edits elsewhere). -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 16:54, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Been a week, still creating pages w/o reply to talk page. Minorax (talk) 05:21, 13 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Minorax: blocked; note left, nuked a bunch of pages (probably not worth cleaning up the others). -- Xaosflux (bar/foo) talk 11:28, 13 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Remove my user rights[edit]

    Hi, can you please remove all of my user rights here. Thanks. Yahya (talk) 20:32, 29 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Yahya:  Done -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 21:45, 29 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    How we will see unregistered users[edit]


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    Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

    18:19, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

    Remove rights[edit]

    Hey Xaosflux, when you have a moment, please remove admin from my account here. Thanks —DoRD (talk) 22:21, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

     Done -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 00:55, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Remove rights of locked account[edit]

    Special:centralauth/GDubuc (WMF). Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 20:21, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @AlPaD:  Done -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 20:29, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Tidying up the 'crats[edit]

    Hey Xaosflux, just happened across this comment of yours—might it be worth going through the list and de-crat-ing those who are inactive xwiki? -- TNT (talk • she/her) 14:05, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Or maybe the user rights in general need a tidy.. got a couple of IAs who haven't edited here in a few years -- TNT (talk • she/her) 14:11, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @TheresNoTime I do them from time to time, think I got everyone that is 'globally inactive' recently; - just removed 3 intadmins, though 2 are still crats and can just regrant themselves. -- Xaosflux (bar/foo) talk 14:41, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Extending admin rights[edit]

    Hi Xaosflux, thanks for you help last time, but I just noticed my admin rights are due to expire next month and due to being unexpectedly busy this year, I would still need the permissions going forward for the next three to six months at least. If you could extend the expiry date, that would be great. Thanks again, Ed6767 (talk) 21:47, 18 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Ed6767  Done -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 22:28, 18 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    right central notice administrator[edit]

    Hi Xaosflux, could you grant me again the right central notice administrator? I need it for preparation of a banner campaign on dewp in next few weeks. Thanks, --Wnme (talk) 11:20, 24 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Wnme added (+sysop so you can clean up after yourself as needed), best wishes. -- Xaosflux (bar/foo) talk 14:27, 24 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]