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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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@Minorax: if someone asks for interface administrator access here, what would you need to consider first? Xaosflux (talk) 14:26, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Considering that it’s the most sensitive user right, the first thing that I’d consider is that if they have iadmin rights somewhere else, preferably a medium or large wiki. Secondly, if the reason for requesting the iadmin rights is not needed (i.e. can be configured as a user script for testing), I will not grant the right. Minorax (talk) 16:08, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done we don't really need more 'crats right now (I think we really have way too many as it is with 60 on this tiny project as it is). Feel free to help out with any requests for File movers, Rollbackers, Account creators, Confirmed users, Template editors and IP block exemptions though. You will probably find requests here are rather infrequent. Xaosflux (talk) 00:16, 29 January 2020 (UTC)



  • Ahmad252 (talkmessageemailcontribs (deletedglobal) • stalkCAmovessummarycountlogsblock logblockrights)
  • Motive for request: I'm a sysop and intadmin on fawiktionary. Almost all the technical stuff there (such as Twinkle) are too old, and I'd like testing the new version first. I'm also planning on porting Twinkle to Commons, and I need this right for that purpose as well. I'll need to test Twinkle administrative features, and to delete all the test pages I create. I will make sure my test edits won't interfere with other edits. In the future, I will most probably have more things to do here. I will also help in the backlogs here, things like granting rights that I can grant (e.g. rollback) to eligible users, deleting pages etc, if needed. If there are any questions, please ask. Thank you. Ahmadtalk 20:56, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Requested rights: Administrator
  • Comments: {{not done}} your task would require interface admin access as well, and as you do not have permentant intadmin access on any production project this shouldn't be extended here. You can test what you want in 2 ways already: (1) use a non-WMF production cluster wiki such as the beta wiki or one of these:Wikipedia:Requests/Tools. (2) you should be able to test code tweaks to anything that runs user-side in user sandboxes. Xaosflux (talk) 14:25, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Thanks. I was mostly looking for deletion option to look after the mess I might create. I will try using a non-WMF wiki, or a local one. Ahmadtalk 15:42, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Template:RE don't worry about leaving messes in User:Ahmad252/subpages, if you want them gone later just drop a {{speedy}} tag on it and we will purge them eventually. Xaosflux (talk) 15:52, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: (Not making a new request as this one is still open.) With the help of one of Twinkle developers, I could use it as a user script, so I don't need to have it as a gadget (and so I don't need interface adminship). However, I'd like to be a sysop here so that I can test Twinkle's administrative features (block, delete, protect, batch protect, batch (un)delete) before importing it to Commons. Delete and protect modules are almost ready now, so I think I can make use of the toolset. Can you please review this request again? Thank you. Ahmadtalk 21:13, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
 Done added sysop based on your recent +sysop'ing at commonswiki. Xaosflux (talk) 21:39, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Ahmadtalk 15:08, 19 February 2020 (UTC)



The following request has been closed by Xaosflux (talk) 21:22, 6 January 2020 (UTC) as X mark.svg Not done.
Closing rationale: Referred to testwikidata
The following request has been closed, more comments are not accepted.


The following request has been closed by Cameron11598 (talk) 01:11, 1 January 2020 (UTC) as Yes check.svg Done.
Closing rationale: Trusted Sysop on En.Wikipedia. Granted for 30 days after which the user rights will expire.
The following request has been closed, more comments are not accepted.