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File movers group[edit]

A File movers group with the right "Move files (movefile)" has been created on English Wikipedia. I propose that we create one here, to allow testwiki to better reflect the current state of English Wikipedia, and to allow testing on testwiki before admins on English Wikipedia start granting the right. See also: bugzilla:27927, m:w:User talk:NuclearWarfare/Archive 30#Closing_Filemover_Proposal, , , and m:w:Wikipedia talk:File mover/proposal.   — Jeff G. ツ 22:40, 15 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Support Sounds as if it would be helpful because: "The Wikipedia Test Wiki may also be used in a classroom environment for teaching basic Wikiediting [...]" (WP:NOT). --Trevj (talk) 11:26, 18 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support  Hazard-SJ  ±  22:38, 13 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support as well. Can someone file the bugzilla request if there are no concerns? A7x (talk) 00:45, 15 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bug submitted.  Hazard-SJ  ±  01:40, 30 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done  Hazard-SJ  ±  20:58, 30 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Testing a bot?[edit]

Dear friends, I am not sure, but it seems to me that it wouldn't be a problem to make some small-scale testing of my bot. Nevertheless I would love to have an approval before I would ever start. So? Or there is some better MediaWiki wiki to do it? Thanks a lot. Okino (talk) 17:19, 13 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There isn't really a bot policy here, so go ahead, but don't be outrageous ;). On a side note, you meant Wikimedia wiki, right? MediaWiki is the software...  Hazard-SJ  ±  22:28, 13 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, thanks a lot. On a side note, I did not mean Wikimedia wiki, as I know hundreds of Wikimedia wikis (which are not test wikis), but the bot is more or less a MediaWiki thing than a Wikimedia thing, so for a bot there can be a better MediaWiki test wiki than this Wikimedia MediaWiki test wiki ;-)))) Okino (talk) 01:16, 14 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think what Okino might have been referring to was In any case, have fun with the testing. —stay (sic)! 00:57, 15 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikisource development[edit]

It would be useful to have a place where development of the ProofreadPage Extension and associated modules could be tested, as well as to test the use of the index space templates (these are heavily dependent on js and css that are difficult to test without having likely negative effects on the presentation of works across a live project). We relied for a long time almost solely on ThomasV's brilliance and time. Unfortunately, he ran out of the latter. Would it be possible/appropriate to do this development here and if so, should we request bugzillas to have the appropriate extensions and namespaces added? Alternatively, should Wikisource consider having it's own development wiki?--Doug (talk) 17:37, 25 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there a specific time period for this?  Hazard-SJ  ±  01:33, 27 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't understand the question. I guess the answer is no, I'm not aware of any proofreadpage devs with great ideas an no place to test them; because nobody is developing ProofreadPage now. All of Wikisource depends on ProofreadPage these days and it's extremely easy to break. The recent problems with line breaks could possibly have been worked more effectively (or at least by more people) if there had been a place to do it. Advances on proofreadpage or new wikisource processes entirely are just not happening. Without a place to try out changes and show them to the community before they're fielded, it's unlikely that anyone is going to take this up. So, no, we don't have a deadline, or even a target, but we would like to find a place that we could develop things that are wikisource specific. I'm not sure that this is the right place to do it, I just ran across this place and thought "hmm, I wonder if this is what we need".--Doug (talk) 12:24, 6 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please see Wikisource:ProofreadPage.  Hazard-SJ  ±  21:56, 8 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I'm aware of that page and have edited it before. That's just a place where we track issues and try to work out the js and css problems we find - after a release, it is maintained mostly by User:Phe who is not developing extension:proofreadpage; nobody is. There is nowhere on to test possible changes to proofreadpage nor to test the performance of proofreadpage under the changes of an upcoming release.--Doug (talk) 00:59, 11 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
. . . and there won't be, it's a live wiki. ;-) Which is kinda the point to this post.--Doug (talk) 01:11, 11 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I know this is a slow wiki but no response in nearly a year? This was and is a serious request.--Doug (talk) 23:06, 3 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Parsing/Rendering Test Page[edit]

Is there a test page or set of pages that includes every possible kind of Wiki markup that developers can use to test their parsers and renderers? Here or on Wikipedia? --Tymcode

Report an error[edit]

The link in the left menu leads to a deleted page. Bináris (talk) 07:03, 24 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Testing API client[edit]

Does anyone mind if I test an API client (which uploads pictures that I have taken myself) using I won't upload thousands of images, but a few. --Kabelleger (talk) 17:50, 31 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Where does one request adminship on test.wikipedia?[edit]

I'm testing a modification to the AFCH script created by User:Mabdul and because the script moves pages, I would like to be able to delete the pages in between tests so that I don't have to make a bunch of test pages when I only need a couple. I'm an administrator/bureaucrat/steward on and a handful of others, so I'm not just looking to "play with" or "test out" administrator functions, I'm well aware of their capabilities and restrictions, thank you. Technical 13 (talk) 16:08, 29 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Have a bit of a look around for it. (Hint: it's linked from the Main Page of all places.) You can't become an admin until you find the requests page :) This, that and the other (talk) 11:52, 30 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks tt&to, I've found the RfA section, submitted my request, and been approved. :) Technical 13 (talk) 13:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Account sharing between Riley Huntley and Gwickwire on English Wikipedia[edit]

Please see this thread on the English Wikipedia. I am informing you as Riley is an administrator on Wikidata. You may wish to discuss this and decide what course of action, if any, is appropriate. --Deskana (talk) 10:12, 30 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

local settings or so[edit]

does anybody have access to the localsettings.php file (or commons or whatever it is) that can add something for the abusefilter restricted actions? because I need it to try I filter... let me know, --RickyB98 (talk) 14:59, 27 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can find the content of the config files on [1]. I guess you might have a slight change to get a change in the config if you ask on bugzilla. --MF-Warburg (talk) 18:33, 27 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposal for additional namespaces for Test Wiki[edit]

Should Test Wiki have additional custom namespaces? Please see bugzilla:52528. This, that and the other (talk) 10:41, 5 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FWIW, the change to add the custom namespaces was merged.  Done I guess. John Vandenberg (talk) 16:10, 7 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just out of curiosity[edit]

What the fuck happened to this site? Everything's displaying the names of system messages rather than the system messages themselves. Not that I care that much, this is only the test Wikipedia.

<signature-anon> 04:28, 7 <april> 2014 (UTC)

A know issue --@lestaty discuţie 06:17, 7 <april> 2014 (UTC)
Ah. 05:28, 9 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Strange layout[edit]

TestWiki's CSS is giving me some heartache. This is what I mean. I've already tried en:WP:BYPASS and multiple browsers, and the problem persists -- but only when I'm logged in (when I'm logged out, it looks fine). Any thoughts? Theopolisme (talk) 15:36, 8 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bypassing the cache is more like purgeing a page. Try clearing your CSS-or use your global.css stylesheet instead-it will effect EVERY wiki, including this test wikipedia, the other test wikipedia, and the test wikidata. Lemondoge (talk) 15:04, 24 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Where to opt on this gadget? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Liuxinyu970226: near the bottom of Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets.   — Jeff G. ツ 10:48, 31 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jeff G.: HotCat, I enabled from Preferences not working.Yusuf 506 (talk) 07:56, 16 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Yusuf 506: I'm not sure who is responsible for its implementation here, but you could ask at en:Wikipedia talk:HotCat.   — Jeff G. ツ 13:12, 18 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for sysop flag[edit]

G'day, I cant find where to request this, so ... may I have sysop on this wiki to help development of pywikibot and/or triaging mediawiki bug (e.g. testing bugzilla:32361). Thanks, John Vandenberg (talk) 02:22, 9 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see Wikipedia:Requests/Permissions.   — Jeff G. ツ 10:50, 31 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flow-enabled talk pages for testing?[edit]

I'm working on the Co-op project in this space: Wikipedia:Co-op, and I need a couple of Flow-enabled talk pages for developing User:MatchBot. Who can I talk to to get Flow enabled on Wikipedia:Co-op/Mentor1 and Wikipedia:Co-op/Person1?

In the process of looking for a Flow-enabled test page, I found that Talk:Sandbox gives me the following error: [74d21412] /wiki/Talk:Sandbox Exception from line 61 of /srv/mediawiki/php-1.25wmf7/extensions/Flow/includes/Model/UserTuple.php: User has both id and ip.

I may or may not need those pages, but Talk:Sandbox still gives me the same errors. -Fhocutt (talk) 22:17, 6 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Material Design[edit]

I would love to see material design on wikipedia. Animations are a very key part of Google's Material Design. Will wikipedia start to use animations in the future (or material design)? I'd be so happy if people were working on it. LasPo rocks (talk) 01:11, 24 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What do you think Wikipedia is? It is just a website, not an operating system to incorporate material design. SD0001 (talk) 15:37, 25 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

dank interface[edit]

Unsure if this is a testing form or an actual feedback form. Wiki is good either way. Chess (talk) 05:24, 2 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Chess: Thank you for your compliment. Whatever form you filled out put it here.   — Jeff G. ツ 16:20, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jeff G.: And a dank response too at 4:20 on April 1. This is quality support. Chess (talk) 02:38, 2 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Chess: I didn't plan that, honest. Lunchtime on a Saturday. BTW, it appears the form you filled out was "If you have a minute, please leave us a note." under "Feedback" in the left sidebar.   — Jeff G. ツ 03:37, 2 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

label prueba[edit]

If this a good job! -- Tusca~enwiki280778 (talk) 12:22, 16 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tusca~enwiki280778: Please do not continue here the behaviors that got you indefinitely blocked on English Wikipedia.   — Jeff G. ツ 16:16, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Are you not supposed to create redirects here? The redirects I've made have been tagged with "creating another annoying redirect". Thanks, --Rubbish computer (talk) 18:17, 18 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Rubbish computer: Thanks for asking. That is a new tag in this implementation of MediaWiki, but not in the stable production implementation on English Wikipedia. If introduced on English Wikipedia, I am sure the "annoying" part would draw criticisms of violation of en:WP:NPOV and en:WP:AGF on the part if the implementation team or individual responsible.   — Jeff G. ツ 15:51, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Crashes on Wikipedia alpha for Android[edit]

I'm experiencing crashes when I try to launch the app with my account logged in. So I'm now editing this page as an IP user. The version is 2.1.144-alpha-2016-05-12. You may reply to me on my talk page. Please tell me if this page isn't the right one to report this problem, thanks!-- 09:52, 16 May 2016 (UTC) --TigerzengReply[reply]

The problem is solved in the latest version.--Tigerzeng (talk) 14:49, 17 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply] can't be linked from ?[edit]

At I tried to add as sitelink.

testwikidatawiki is available as site, but the page can't be linked. --Jura1 (talk) 06:37, 10 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jura1: You might want to ask at   — Jeff G. ツ 15:18, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

أنا إسمي أيمن أفضل الأنترنات —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 14:18, 23 July 2016‎ (UTC).Reply[reply]

Welcome, Ayman. We use the English language here.   — Jeff G. ツ 15:26, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A lot of problems[edit]

Navigation popups, I enabled from Preferences not working. The same thing goes for the edit toolbar. In addition; When we click the star to add to watchlist the page, instead of adding to the list of automatically monitoring the page, you will add pages to watchlist the page. Then; Click on one of the icons showing our acknowledgement, directly leads to the notifications. And, I can't see my notification. Yusuf 506 (talk) 15:16, 14 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My ip blocked[edit]

Please unblock ip —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 08:00, 31 August 2016 (UTC).Reply[reply]

This IP isn’t blocked anywhere. Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 18:08, 31 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Schniggendiller doesn't exist. So how can we trust things said by such a user? Regards.---Randeerjayasekara (talk) 16:32, 2 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It’s even worse: My home town doesn’t exist ;-) regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 17:48, 2 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Very funny. That whole netblock is now blocked.   — Jeff G. ツ 15:07, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

норм сайт[edit]

молодцы вобще гуд джоб!!!!!!-- 11:43, 7 October 2016 (UTC)ķĠÇĦ <gallery> Example.jpg|Caption1 Example.jpg|Caption2 </gallery>Reply[reply]

Machine translated from Russian, that is "Well done just do it! Gud job !!!!!!" on the topic of "norm site". Thank you for that information.   — Jeff G. ツ 13:49, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


MediaWiki talk:Newarticletext‎. --XXN (talk) 12:02, 21 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@XXN: Thank you for that notice. I replied on that page.   — Jeff G. ツ 13:48, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Reviewer permissions[edit]

Within the next couple of weeks, Cenarium, an administrator on English Wikipedia, will be testing w:en:WP:Deferred changes on either here or labs, and they will need help from other reviewers to test it. I already have Reviewer rights on English Wikipedia How do I request Reviewer rights here? I looked at Wikipedia:Requests, but that seems to only be for bot and admin permissions. Gestrid (talk) 19:11, 7 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Gestrid: Hi, in Test2Wiki you can ask some administrator there for the editor and reviewer rights, here I think they are not granted yes they are not strictly necessary. There you can ask for Murbaut or DCB. Regards.Alvaro Molina (Let's Talk) 19:43, 30 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Gestrid: Cenarium granted you that right 20:17, 7 December 2016 (UTC).   — Jeff G. ツ 19:45, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jeff G.: Yeah, I know. I just never commented again here after they got back to me. I've been pretty busy these last few months. Gestrid (talk) 19:55, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This site gave a lot of knowledge and experience of writing and creating. It is still helping me in my studied from since I was in 7th class. Thank you. Sultan sulaiman mughal (talk) 16:26, 30 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for that information.   — Jeff G. ツ 13:20, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amazing Test site, but different from wikimedia default[edit]

I want to thank you for this amazing site for testing wiki featuresm, but actually the editor is different from that on my wikimedia package and also the options on the left are different

thank you —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mostafa 36a2 (talkcontribs) 13:56, 6 February 2017‎ (UTC).Reply[reply]

@Mostafa 36a2:: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. ツ 20:00, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

la concordance[edit]

Évidemment comme vous les savait je réaffirme mon engagement pour suivre mes efforts ou nouvelle années qui vue réel pour assuré mon existence —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2a03:2880:11:1ffa:face:b00c:0:8000 (talkcontribs) 12:02, 12 February 2017‎ (UTC).Reply[reply]

Machine translated from French, that is "Obviously as you knew them I reaffirmed my commitment to follow my efforts or new years which real view for assured my existence". Thank you for that information.   — Jeff G. ツ 19:55, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About wiki[edit]

Hello,really Wikipedia is encyclopedia of the unseen knowledge and now-a-days I'm using it without paid credit anyhow wiki tell us how to make your collective random pictures taken by you from through proper channel,useful on your page,thank you long live as a wikipedia. --Jawaid2017 (talk) 12:14, 2 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flow ?[edit]

I've found a flow bug and want to verify that it's present on 1.30.0-wmf.1. But where can I found a Flow board on this wiki ? --Framawiki (talk) 06:57, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I would like to create a bot to clean old test pages that which have not been edited for a long time, like after one year, see phab:T166995. If you ideas or questions, don't hesitate to ping me. Thanks --Framawiki (talk) 17:50, 15 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good idea :) --Samuele2002 (talk) 10:46, 29 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can't translate Main Page anymore[edit]

I got an error "This namespace is reserved for content page translations. The page you are trying to edit does not seem to correspond any page marked for translation." --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:02, 29 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Liuxinyu970226 Hi and thanks for the report. The problem is the Translate extension and has been present for a long time and it does not only concern that page but all the pages marked for the rebound translation actually can not translate. The problem has already been reported several times on Phabricator even with the opening of some tasks (the last one I did in January 2017). But nothing has yet been solved at the moment. --Samuele2002 (talk) 10:43, 29 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


To help testing with issues about Flow, I propose to add flow-create-board right to most users in three test wikis (testwiki, test2wiki and testwikidatawiki). Any comment? Should it be enabled to autoconfirmed users, all registered users or everyone including IP users?--GZWDer (talk) 15:45, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inactive admins[edit]

I think adminship from accounts which is inactive (locally or globally to be determined) for 1 or 2 years (to be determined) should be removed. They may cause security issues (compromised admins can easily place malicious code to common.js). They may rerequest adminship in anytime if needed. Any comments?--GZWDer (talk) 16:31, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agreed. Adminship is no big deal, so if these inactive users think they will be active again, they can always post a request for the user rights back. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:27, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It would have no problem if you will create a policy on this, however, this is a test wiki and therefore any misuse of administrator tools could be easily controlled without begging the others. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 18:31, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think there will be no problem. A well-prepared rogue admin can easily modify common.js to install virus to most viewers' computer or even make every viewer a vandal bot.--GZWDer (talk) 20:22, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't know if through the messages of the system it is possible to do something like this, I ping Nemo bis in case you can confirm that. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 00:02, 1 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree, if should make a policy on this case. Murbaut (talk) 02:13, 1 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Per above. Seems reasonable. Ks-M9 (talk) 19:08, 1 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


See here. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:09, 1 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


right now based on MfD in Deletion (#kill_dipl_ing_(fh) 19:11, 28 September 2017 (UTC)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikipexiah (talkcontribs)

@Wikipexiah: There is no Draft:Zudus. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:12, 28 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

based on my talk on wikipedia deleted by my self applied speedy contest for deletion (and in wiki and new in formating in wiki) kill_dipl_ing_(fh) 21:02, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

@Wikipexiah: There are about 300 different editions of Wikipedia, so I'd need to know which one had yours. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:17, 28 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

wikipedia english based for 801 in 800 (#kill_dipl_ing_(fh) 21:23, 28 September 2017 (UTC))

It was deleted by w:en:User:Cyp for being patent nonsense on 2017-09-25T11:12:49. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:23, 28 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yes, but wrong (#kill_dipl_ing_(fh) 00:30, 29 September 2017 (UTC))

Okay, so what do you want? You can go to the user's talk page or w:en:WP:DELETIONREVIEW. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:27, 29 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

what an escalation.. (#kill_dipl_ing_(fh) 06:43, 29 September 2017 (UTC))


if not allready there, what about based on [[|]] and [[]] to add ==See also== and ==References==

for inter wiki

kill_dipl_ing_(fh) 02:05, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Anti-Harassment Tools[edit]

I wanted to provide a heads-up to everyone that a few members of the WMF's Anti-Harassment Tools team (read about us here) will be using Test.Wikipedia to manufacture some fake cases of harassment for use in the evaluation of our Interaction Timeline feature.

I'll post the usernames involved so it's clear which accounts are involved. We request that you do not block our accounts or delete the pages on which we interact. 🙂

Usernames involved: (to be updated as new accounts are created)

Thank you! — TBolliger (WMF) (talk) 22:17, 6 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

في الدنيا احلام قد تعيشها في هناء

La création automatique d’un compte local a échoué : La création de compte depuis les adresses IP de la plage, où se trouve votre adresse IP (, a été bloquée par علاء.

Le motif fourni par علاء est إنشاء عدد كبير من الحسابات التخريبية (CU)


Intended to use this wiki for testing upload_by_url before applying for extended-uploader on Wikimedia Commons. Found the following facts:

I’m unwilling to search, in a brute-force manner, for domains from which uploads are “available” (as I guessed, this means permitted). Suggestions? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:39, 9 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Incnis Mrsi: I'm not terribly technical but it looks like this is a setting in $wgCopyUploadsDomains and that is only viewable if you can access the LocalSettings.php on the server side--it's not something outward-facing on the wiki itself. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:49, 9 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Resolved with some help from #wikimedia-tech – found information required in (search for «'wgAllowCopyUploads'» and further down). No further action needed. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:28, 10 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]