This page is an official policy.Please ensure you understand what's on this page. TestWiki, while fun, does have some serious policies, this page containing one of them. Do not change the text on this page if there is no clear community consensus.
Users are pretty much free to do anything they wish here, as long as their actions do not go against this policy. To help guide the community on which actions are specifically prohibited, this testing policy has been created. Please note that this policy is one of the few policies in place on this project, so please do your best to follow it.
Users are free to request any permission available for testing at TestWiki:Request permissions and use it for testing purposes. A list of available permissions is provided on the permissions request page itself. When requesting permissions, it may be necessary for you to provide information on other accounts you may hold on other projects, but that is not always required. As a rule of thumb, we aim to grant every user with whatever right they request.
If there are any outstanding blocks on other projects within the network, you may be asked to address those before the testing rights are granted.
If you already have a testing permission that is capable of granting rights to other users, feel free to grant yourself additional testing rights. Please note that you are also free to grant testing rights to other users, but only if they have requested it on wiki. However, if the request is controversial, we ask that you leave that request to a project manager.
Blocking is frequently done by administrators on live projects, so naturally we have it available for testing here! However, since TestWiki is itself a project, there will also be actual blocks in place here. All 'real' administrative blocks here will be clearly labeled in the block summary and on the user's talk page to minimise confusion. We ask that users testing the block and unblock functions to ignore these real blocks and refrain from unblocking the blocked user.
You are free to block and unblock yourself for testing purposes, for whatever duration you desire. Feel free to change the block duration and reason, and test any blocking capability that is offered.
You are also free to block other users here, but please remember to unblock them once you have finished testing. As a rule of thumb, please do not block other users for over 2 hours as a test. It is also recommended that you seek the permission of the other user, or at minimum, message them after you have finished blocking/unblocking them to let them know about your tests.
Users you can test on
We have created a few user accounts for you to test on. These users are:
You may block and unblock these accounts at will, as well as test adding and removing permissions. However, after a number of incidents involving User:Example, the accounts were locked to prevent vandalism. It is therefore recommended that you create another account if you need an account to test with/on.
Editing and deleting pages
Edit and delete away! Just please do not delete important pages like this one or the user and user talk pages of other users. Also, please do not delete your own user talk page in an attempt to clear messages. It is best to simply blank the content. Pages that should not be deleted as a test are marked with the category Non-test pages.
Pages that should not be tested on are placed in the non-test category. As the name suggests, please do not test on these pages.
As always, please treat other users with respect. Harassment, and other forms of intimidation are not allowed, and should be reported to a project manager.
Please always revert your edits after testing, and say test done (in the edit summary).
Use common sense
Using common sense is important on any project, but even more so here. Due to the nature of this project, it is very important that you use common sense when carrying out your tests. If you have any questions regarding this policy, or the project in general, feel free to post in the community portal, or join us on IRC at #miraheze-testwiki on freenode.