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Please read this: This wiki does not exist for users to test out random nonsense on an exhaustive basis; it's here for developers to check that changes to the code aren't going to cripple the live sites. See also: WP:WWD and WP:NOT.

As a result, administrator status is still not going to be given out to all and sundry. This isn't an arena for you to play with the tools, or mess about, nor is it somewhere you should be testing your bots, etc. - If you want a place that is for you to test out sysop tools, etc, try these sites.

Having said that, if you do need administrator status for a particular reason, request this status and ensure that your userpage here is linked to your home wiki project.

Requests for user rights


 Done @QueerEcofeminist: please be sure to clean up after your tests here. In general, there is no need to "import" things here, nothing on this wiki is expected to last; so if you need to do a test of importing, sure - else don't really waste time with it. Don't leave any tests running that impact others (e.g. additions to common.js, or gadgets that are set to default) any longer than necessary please. Keep in mind, that while this is a "test" wiki - it is still part of SUL production. -- Xaosflux (bar/foo) talk 13:59, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Xaosflux thanks, yes I am aware of test wiki policies and use of import rights will be really limited and there would be almost no need to use interface rights but for the ease I asked it here. mostly I will be testing userscripts and then cleaning after tests. thanks again. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 17:22, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


  • Ed6767 (talkmessageemailcontribs (deletedglobal) • stalkCAmovessummarycountlogsblock logblockrights)
  • Motive for request: I'm already known for developing the RedWarn tool in the past, notable for being restricted to the English Wikipedia and for non-administrative tasks. Now, I have left that project and I'm moving on to create a new "all in one" tool called Teyora that can also perform administrator tasks. Ordinarily, I'd use my own instance, however Teyora requires OAuth with a WMF account, and Wikimedia Eventstreams, both of which TestWiki support. As such, I would like to request administrator access so I can develop and test all the necessary features. Thanks for your consideration :)
  • Requested rights: Administrator
  • Comments: On hold @Ed6767: your development testing seems like it is something that would be better on the Beta Cluster, not in the production system. -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 10:47, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Cc: Xaosflux Ed6767 (talk) 05:53, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi @Xaosflux, thanks for the link, however the Beta Cluster isn't appropriate.
I'd ideally work on a production Wikimedia CentralAuth wiki for the following reasons:
  • To ensure OAuth works as expected on CentralAuth and between Wikis
  • To use EventStreams (this is critical to the way edit feeds are set up in Teyora, see wikitech:Event_Platform/EventStreams)
  • To use ORES (
  • To test streams from more than a couple Wikis, part of the support I'm working on will allow feeds in from more than one wiki at once and I need to test the reliability of this
Thanks for your understanding Ed6767 (talk) 16:05, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ed6767: we don't normally extend admin on production test cluster to non-admins, but it is possible. Are there any existing admins that would put forth support for you? Also ping out to @Zabe: who may be able to provide additional information on if the betacluster is approriate for the type of development you are interested in. -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 16:12, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Xaosflux and Ed6767: (I was asked to comment here) - I will note that the below don't require adminship on any project:
  • OAuth - an OAuth consumer can be proposed on meta (see note ref using a localhost callback)
  • EventStreams
  • ORES
that being said, if Ed is certain this cannot be tested appropriately on the beta cluster, then I can vouch for their technical ability and trustworthiness to temporarily hold administrator rights here. I imagine this would be useful for testing the administrative functions of Teyora 🙂 TheresNoTime (talk) 16:38, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Done - temp grant for testing. @Ed6767: be sure to clean up after yourself, don't break the testwiki, don't leave things running that will break things for others. Should you need a renew you can ping my talk. -- Xaosflux (foo/bar) talk 23:30, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks @Xaosflux, will be careful. Ed6767 (talk) 23:32, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]





  • Stang (talkmessageemailcontribs (deletedglobal) • stalkCAmovessummarycountlogsblock logblockrights)
  • Motive for request: plan to migrate existing translation to translatable pages with support of translate extension, would like to test this function. transwiki flag for quickly import existed pages from commons or somewhere else. Please also remove my "reviewer" flag, since it is useless now.
  • Requested rights: transwiki, translationadmin
  • Comments: