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Proposal to upload higher quality user rights icons

I am proposing to update the user right icons to their higher quality versions. Anybody has opinions or concerns? Thanks. – 64andtim (talk) 23:15, 4 February 2024 (UTC)

Seems fairly uncontroversial, go ahead.   X (talk) 12:35, 5 February 2024 (UTC)
 Done. – 64andtim (talk) 17:30, 5 February 2024 (UTC)
Thank you, much better. X (talk) 23:38, 5 February 2024 (UTC)

Faulty wikilink

On Test Wiki:Bureaucrats, it says "Bureaucrat rights are required for any user seeking to gain system administrator, suppressor, or steward".

However, there seems to be a problem with the "system administrator" wikilink on that page - instead it leads me to Test Wiki:Suppressors. What could be the problem here? I don't know if I exclusively have this issue, or if it is the same for all users. EPIC (talk) 15:07, 5 February 2024 (UTC)

 Fixed. X (talk) 15:20, 5 February 2024 (UTC)
 Comment: Also, found the issue; both links had <tvar name=SA> at the beginning. EPIC (talk) 17:47, 5 February 2024 (UTC)
This fix seems to have removed the MyLanguage variable entirely, I have instead specified another variable. Thanks for the temp fix, Justarandomamerican (talk) 22:57, 5 February 2024 (UTC)


Clearly define suppression criteria in policy

RFC: Redo suppression page


Name Change Requests

Proposal to delete example user right

I created a Phabricator request. (T89). Saint (talk) 05:56, 16 February 2024 (UTC)

Zippybonzo's ban

User:Zippybonzo (testing account)

Should this account perhaps also be unblocked now that the owner is unbanned? Asking as the block is a steward action. EPIC (talk) 18:41, 23 February 2024 (UTC)

Indeed.  Done, Thanks for the notification. Drummingman (talk) 18:44, 23 February 2024 (UTC)

Nomination of EPIC for Stewardship

Discussion on a potential username policy

Rename request from 64andtim to Codename Norte

I am requesting a rename from 64andtim to Codename Norte, and 64andsomeone to Códigonombre Alguien to match the same usernames on Wikimedia; these usernames also look better. Thank you. – 64andtim 🤔 (problem?) 18:10, 3 March 2024 (UTC)

 Done. Justarandomamerican (talk) 18:58, 3 March 2024 (UTC)

Rename Request: Piccadilly to Fullegente

Need for new system administrator

As we presently only have 1 system administrator, I encourage anyone who would meet the technical requirements to be a system administrator to apply here on the community portal. Justarandomamerican (talk) 00:07, 6 March 2024 (UTC)

I know I'm nowhere near active enough, and I don't know any PHP, but, out of curiosity, what exactly is the role of a system administrator here? Sneezless (talk) 19:33, 7 March 2024 (UTC)
Dear, @MacFan4000 can you tell about your work here? Drummingman (talk) 19:36, 7 March 2024 (UTC)
Sysadmins are responsible for keeping mediawiki up to date, installing extensions and skins, and maintaining the linux server that Test Wiki runs on. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 15:18, 12 March 2024 (UTC)
Considering this is a small Wiki, wouldn't one SysAdmin be fine? Harvici (talk) 23:16, 13 March 2024 (UTC)
One is actually not enough because you are dependent on one person, which is very undesirable, vulnerable and also potentially dangerous if that person leaves or is inactive for a while, you have no one else. So, a second one is very desirable. Drummingman (talk) 16:01, 14 March 2024 (UTC)
Hello, Harvici, it is as Drummingman eloquently communicates above. Having a second system administrator would serve many useful functions, such as redundancy and utility. Justarandomamerican (talk) 02:57, 15 March 2024 (UTC)
Yes I now understand the need of another System administrator Harvici (talk) 06:29, 15 March 2024 (UTC)

Template Merge

Good morning, everyone!

I'd like to propose turning User:Sav/Wikibreak into a fully-fledged template. I've invested about a day refining it to better suit The Test Wiki and its needs. Sav • ( Edits | Talk ) 00:55, 6 March 2024 (UTC)

I will do it. Codename Norte 🤔 talk 01:39, 6 March 2024 (UTC)
It was for a vote, to see what everyones opinions would be. Sav • ( Edits | Talk ) 03:54, 6 March 2024 (UTC)
I meant that I will implement this if there are no objections, to clarify. Codename Norte 🤔 talk 04:06, 6 March 2024 (UTC)
Sure, why not? Justarandomamerican (talk) 23:02, 7 March 2024 (UTC)
Thank you! I'm going to fine tune the documentation for this wiki also. Sav • ( Edits | Talk ) 01:19, 8 March 2024 (UTC)
 Done (Wikibreak) Sav • ( Edits | Talk ) 01:29, 8 March 2024 (UTC)

Proposal: Reduce non-system administrator steward inactivity period

Discussion on a potential Signature policy

As there is a discussion on a potential username policy, I thought this would be the perfect time to get through a potential signature policy. Please feel free to add your own suggestions. Harvici (talk) 06:29, 14 March 2024 (UTC)

Seems unnecessary. We haven't had signature issues with people ever. Appears to be a solution looking for a problem. X (talk + contribs) 01:42, 17 March 2024 (UTC)
X, you hit the nail on the head. Nobody has been blocked due to a signature issue, or even approached and warned about one. People have been blocked for having usernames like those in the username policy. Justarandomamerican (talk) 01:56, 17 March 2024 (UTC)
 Not done. X (talk + contribs) 11:44, 25 March 2024 (UTC)


How to get translate admin right?


Rafdodo (talk) 18:06, 15 March 2024 (UTC)

@Rafdodo: Welcome to Test Wiki! The translate administrator right is bundled into the administrator group. You automatically have its rights. Justarandomamerican (talk) 18:26, 15 March 2024 (UTC)

Error in filter

What I was trying to do: Hi, I was trying to create my user page... What message I received: Error SilverTester (talk) 02:10, 16 March 2024 (UTC)

 Disabled until a user more experienced with filters can assist. X (talk + contribs) 02:24, 16 March 2024 (UTC)
Now actually  fixed. X (talk + contribs) 01:36, 17 March 2024 (UTC)


I’m Rafdodo but a2f not work.CAN I havé my privileges?Rafdodohelp (talk) 11:57, 1 April 2024 (UTC)

I can confirm I operate this account.Rafdodotestacc (talk) 11:58, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
 Done - but note that BotRafdodo (talk · contribs) still has crat/admin rights. EPIC (talk) 12:03, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
Please stop I re-have access!!!!Rafdodo (talk) 12:34, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
It’s not April fool,I’ve re-forgot access.Rafdodohelp (talk) 12:49, 1 April 2024 (UTC)

Rename request

Can you rename me to DodoMan? Rafdodohelp (talk) 12:29, 1 April 2024 (UTC)

 Done. Note that the links above no longer work, as no redirects have been created. Justarandomamerican (talk) 12:37, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
Please rename my account pls.Rafdodo (talk) 12:40, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
I presume you'd like me to reverse the rename on your alternate account and rename yours to the name mentioned above? Justarandomamerican (talk) 12:41, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
Yes.Rafdodo (talk) 12:43, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
 Done. Justarandomamerican (talk) 12:46, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
Oh m’y god,I’ve re-forgot access.Please rename me.Rafdodohelp (talk) 12:50, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
Your main account has been renamed as you requested. Try to use your password and a 2FA scratch or regular code with the username DodoMan. Justarandomamerican (talk) 12:56, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
I have already tried.Rafdodohelp (talk) 13:00, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
 Done, then. Justarandomamerican (talk) 13:05, 1 April 2024 (UTC)
Can I have rights?DodoMan (talk) 13:07, 1 April 2024 (UTC)