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Administrators are the primary user group for testing the administrator toolkit. It is granted, upon request (usually at TestWiki:Request permissions), to any registered user who has logged in. It can also be requested on the user talk page of any recently active bureaucrat.

The administrator permission has most of the same user group rights as an administrator on most other projects. Though we use a lot of common sense here and ask that all administrators and registered users do the same, prospective or new administrators are encouraged to read the official policies listed at TestWiki:Policies (especially TestWiki:Main policy). In general terms, this means undoing or otherwise reverting any tests you do and performing test blocks on either (a) User:Example (or User:Example2 and User:Example3) or (b) yourself. If you do wish to perform a test block on another user, a best practice, which you are strongly encouraged to practice here on Public Test Wiki is to obtain their consent, in writing and preferably on-wiki in advance.

The administrator permissions grants the ability to:

  • Add, edit and delete categories and forums on the discussion board (wikiforum-admin)
  • Administrate user-submitted comments (commentadmin)
  • Block a user from sending email (blockemail)
  • Block other users from editing (block)
  • Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks (ipblock-exempt)
  • Change page language (pagelang)
  • Change protection levels and edit cascade-protected pages (protect)
  • Create Structured Discussions boards in any location (flow-create-board)
  • Create and (de)activate tags (managechangetags)
  • Create new user accounts (createaccount)
  • Create short URLs (urlshortener-create-url)
  • Delete tags from the database (deletechangetags)
  • Delete Structured Discussions topics and posts (flow-delete)
  • Delete and undelete specific log entries (deletelogentry)
  • Delete and undelete specific revisions of pages (deleterevision)
  • Delete pages (delete)
  • Edit Structured Discussions posts by other users (flow-edit-post)
  • Edit and delete threads and replies on the discussion board (wikiforum-moderator)
  • Edit author-protected pages (author)
  • Edit pages protected as "Allow only administrators" (editprotected)
  • Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users" (editsemiprotected)
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
  • Embed PDFs into pages (embed_pdf)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Hide Structured Discussions topics and posts (flow-hide)
  • Import offline translations (translate-import)
  • Import pages from a file upload (importupload)
  • Import pages from other wikis (import)
  • Manage message groups (translate-manage)
  • Manage short URLs (urlshortener-manage-url)
  • Mark Structured Discussions topics as resolved (flow-lock)
  • Mark others' edits as patrolled (patrol)
  • Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits (markbotedits)
  • Mark versions of pages for translation (pagetranslation)
  • Merge the history of pages (mergehistory)
  • Modify abuse filters (abusefilter-modify)
  • Move category pages (move-categorypages)
  • Move files (movefile)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages with their subpages (move-subpages)
  • Move root user pages (move-rootuserpages)
  • Not be affected by IP-based rate limits (autoconfirmed)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Override files on the shared media repository locally (reupload-shared)
  • Override the spoofing checks (override-antispoof)
  • Override the title or username blacklist (tboverride)
  • Overwrite existing files (reupload)
  • Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA (skipcaptcha)
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
  • Revert all changes by a given abuse filter (abusefilter-revert)
  • Search deleted pages (browsearchive)
  • See the link to Admin links (adminlinks)
  • Submit comments (comment)
  • Unblock oneself (unblockself)
  • Undelete a page (undelete)
  • Upload files (upload)
  • Use external links in comments (commentlinks)
  • Use higher limits in API queries (apihighlimits)
  • View a list of unwatched pages (unwatchedpages)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)
  • View deleted text and changes between deleted revisions (deletedtext)
  • View detailed abuse log entries (abusefilter-log-detail)
  • View recent changes patrol marks (patrolmarks)
  • View short URLs management log (urlshortener-view-log)
  • delete-dump (delete-dump)
  • generate-dump (generate-dump)
  • view-dump (view-dump)
  • Add groups: Testgroup, Autopatrolled users and Confirmed users
  • Remove groups: Testgroup, Autopatrolled users and Confirmed users

List of administrators[edit source]