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Wikipedia Test-Wiki is for developers.

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.

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X mark.svg Not done as you have no admin access or significant history on WMF SUL projects, to experiment with admin tools you can try these sites: Wikipedia:Requests/Tools. Xaosflux (talk) 11:04, 7 July 2020 (UTC)


  • Dmehus (talkmessageemailcontribs (deletedglobal) • stalkCAmovessummarycountlogsblock logblockrights)
  • Motive for request: I need to request temporary translation administrator user rights for the limited purpose of testing something in my sandbox, to determine if the bug that displays the <translate></translate> tags in Firefox is a bug within part of the MediaWiki software or Miraheze's local implementation of it. One or two days should be sufficient.
  • Requested rights: Translation administrator
  • Comments:  Done Xaosflux (talk) 01:20, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
    Thanks, @Xaosflux:. I've mostly completed my testing. Using Google Chrome or a Chromium-based web browser, such as Vivaldi, the <translate></translate> tags do not appear when I have marked User:Dmehus/sandbox for translation and, on here on the Test Wikipedia, they do not in the latest Firefox version as well. However, the test is not conclusive yet because on Miraheze's Public Test Wiki, for this deleted talk page, the tags do appear in Firefox yet on the interface message in MediaWiki: namespace, they do not. I'm wondering if you can either (a) temporarily grant me interface administrator privileges on Test Wikipedia for a short time (expiring no later than July 20th, 2020) so that I can create a new page notice and mark it for translation (also extending my translationadmin permissions for the same timeframe), or (b) create a new page notice, mark it for translation, so that I can call up that page notice on a non-existent page (say, User:Dmehus/sandbox2)? After that, I should have all the data I need for the purposes of tracking down this bug. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 20:37, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: IAdmin shouldn't be required, I've added admin and extended tadmin. Xaosflux (talk) 22:52, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Thanks. I didn't realize editinterface was included within administrator on Test Wikipedia. That should be sufficient. Thanks again. Dmehus (talk) 01:34, 13 July 2020 (UTC)


Martin Urbanec

  • Martin Urbanec (talkmessageemailcontribs (deletedglobal) • stalkCAmovessummarycountlogsblock logblockrights)
  • Motive for request: From time to time, I need to test bugs in MediaWiki that involve more than one administrator account. So far, I handle those issues by promoting a test account via Meta Wiki ([1]), since I am a steward, but I feel it would make more sense if I did so using the bureaucrat permission directly at testwiki. As you might know, I'm a Czech Wikipedia admin/bureaucrat/checkuser, Wikimedia Steward and a volunteer Wikimedia sysadmin, and I'm quite familiar with the interface and process for granting permission.
  • Requested rights: Bureaucrat
  • Comments:  Done normally I'd say we have way to many 'crats on testwiki, but this is such an obvious use case there's no reason to not. Xaosflux (talk) 15:34, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

The following request has been closed by Xaosflux (talk) 15:37, 9 June 2020 (UTC) as Yes check.svg Done.
Closing rationale: per below.


  • Ahmad252 (talkmessageemailcontribs (deletedglobal) • stalkCAmovessummarycountlogsblock logblockrights)
  • Motive for request: Hello. I need the interface administrator right to test the implementation of adding the license review script (on Commons) as a gadget (testing dependencies, how it works etc.). I'm an interface administrator on Commons and Persian Wiktionary. Thanks. Ahmadtalk 03:20, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Requested rights: Interface administrator
  • Comments:  Done added for 6 months, existing intadmin on another large project. Xaosflux (talk) 15:35, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
The following request has been closed, more comments are not accepted.

The following request has been closed by This, that and the other (talk) 05:17, 4 May 2020 (UTC) as Yes check.svg Done.
Closing rationale: Closing rationale

Jmorgan (WMF) (removal)

The following request has been closed, more comments are not accepted.

The following request has been closed by Xaosflux (talk) 15:41, 9 June 2020 (UTC) as Yes check.svg Done.
Closing rationale: @Seddon (WMF): Added local-admin which includes this, just easier that way. Is a GIE/employee, trusted user.

Seddon (WMF)

The following request has been closed, more comments are not accepted.



@Ahmad252: It doesn't work... Please remove the filemover bit. Thanks, Pandakekok9 (talk) 01:46, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
 Done. Should you need it again, please let me know. Ahmadtalk 01:48, 26 April 2020 (UTC)


  • QueerEcofeminist (talkmessageemailcontribs (deletedglobal) • stalkCAmovessummarycountlogsblock logblockrights)
  • Motive for request: I actively contribute to enwiki, hiwiki, mrwiki and commons too, Here I translate/localize userscripts/tools, I want to try more things(scripts used by admins on other projects and localize them to fit mrwikisource where I have sysop rights!) without disrupting real articles, And I would be in better position to take care of all my tests/user subpages here.QueerEcofeminist (talk) 19:23, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Requested rights: Administrator
  • Comments: Pinging last active crats, as it's been long there are no replies on my requests, @Xaosflux:, @Krinkle: thanks QueerEcofeminist (talk) 03:17, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
     Done to match temporary access on other project. Xaosflux (talk) 11:34, 30 May 2020 (UTC)