TestWiki:Administrators

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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 permission grants the ability to:

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

List of administrators[edit source]

Currently, there are 74 administrators.